Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors:
Chris Owings, D-backs
Owings made a great sliding catch of a Joe Panik fly ball after a long run into right-center field on Thursday, but collided with center fielder A.J. Pollock, who was racing for the ball himself. Owings managed to hang onto the ball for the second out of the third inning, but he was removed from the game after being examined by trainer Ryan DiPanfilo. He walked off under his own power. More > -- This report was first posted on April 19
Shohei Ohtani, Angels
Ohtani is back in the Angels' lineup, batting sixth and serving as the designated hitter for Thursday night's series finale against the Red Sox at Angel Stadium.
Ohtani, 23, departed his start against the Red Sox on Tuesday after two innings due to a blister on his right middle finger, but the ailment wasn't expected to affect his hitting. The left-handed slugger entered Thursday batting .367 (11-for-30) with three home runs and 11 RBIs. He has collected a hit in all seven of his starts at DH. More > -- This report was first posted on April 19.
Video: Jim Thome is in Studio 42 for an Ohtani demo
Drew Pomeranz, Red Sox
Pomeranz is slated to return to Boston's rotation Friday in a start against the A's in Oakland. The 29-year-old left-hander was sidelined with a forearm strain to open the season. The Red Sox had planned to activate him from the 10-day disabled list earlier, but he requested more rehab time to get back to the level he expects to be when rejoining the staff.
Pomeranz posted a 3.72 ERA over 9 2/3 innings during rehab assignments at Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket. Last season, he posted a 3.32 ERA in 32 starts for the Boston, an identical mark to the one he finished with in 2016, a season split between the Padres and Red Sox. More > -- This report was first posted on April 19
Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
Donaldson, who had been playing through a dead arm issue since Opening Day before landing on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation last Friday, played catch at the Blue Jay's Minor League complex in Dunedin, Fla., on Thursday.
"He threw today and felt great," manager John Gibbons said. "I don't know what that means in terms of a timeline, but he felt great, which is the important thing. ... He won't be here Saturday. That won't happen." More > -- This report was first posted on April 19
Ken Giles, Astros
Giles hasn't pitched since Saturday due to back tightness, manager AJ Hinch said. Hinch added that he doesn't yet know whether the right-handed reliever will need to be placed on the disabled list.
"We don't want him to miss too much time," Hinch said. "Right now, just given that he can't move around and do the things he normally does, it's a little concerning. But we haven't talked DL yet.
"Luckily our starting pitchers have gone deep into games, and I don't have enough innings for all our relievers, so Giles being down a few days hasn't impacted us."
Giles posted a 2.30 ERA with 34 saves for Houston last season, but struggled in the postseason, giving up 10 runs in 7 2/3 innings (11.74 ERA). In six appearances so far this season, he's allowed two runs on six hits over five innings (3.60 ERA). More > -- This report was first posted on April 19
Ryon Healy and Mike Zunino, Mariners
The Mariners' lineup could finally be nearing full strength. Left fielder Ben Gamel (strained right oblique) was activated on Thursday, Zunino (strained left oblique) will rejoin the club following a rehab assignment "at some point on this road trip, probably in Texas," according to manager Scott Servais, and Healy (sprained right ankle) will join Double-A Arkansas on Friday and play at least 2-3 rehab games before rejoining the club on the upcoming 10-game road trip.
The Mariners will face a roster crunch upon the influx of returns they anticipate, which also includes starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez (right lat strain) by the time his rotation spot comes back around on Sunday against the Rangers. Ramirez made his final rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday, striking out six and giving up four hits and two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
As it stands, the Mariners are carrying five outfielders after Gamel returned, and they may be prompted to make a decision on 44-year-old Ichiro Suzuki. Gamel has played in 10 rehab games between Class A Advanced Modesto and Triple-A Tacoma, and all indications are that he is 100 percent healthy. More > -- This report was first posted on April 19.
Joe Musgrove, Pirates
Musgrove has yet to make his Pirates debut after a muscle strain in his right shoulder sidelined him to begin the season. The right-hander said he felt good after throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session off the mound at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday.
Musgrove threw mostly fastballs and changeups during the low-intensity session with pitches around 75-80 mph. He said he planned on throwing a more intense, 35-pitch bullpen session on Sunday and hoped to add a simulated game next Wednesday in Pittsburgh before going out for a rehab assignment. More > -- This report was first posted on April 19
Ben Zobrist, Cubs
Zobrist remained out of the lineup on Thursday due to back tightness, though he said it was different from the back issue he was dealing with during Spring Training.
"In Spring Training, it was stuck," Zobrist said. "It was stuck when I got in certain spots. It's not stuck at all [now]. In certain spots, it's just a little uncomfortable. That's why they held me out. Today was a 'Hold me out again and tell us how you feel' kind of thing."
Zobrist did work in the batting cages during Thursday's 8-5 win, but wasn't needed to pinch-hit. The everyday utilityman (he's played four positions already this year) was limited to just 34 at-bats in camp, but started the regular season strong, hitting .326 with an .873 OPS in 43 at-bats. More > -- This report was first posted on April 19.
Taijuan Walker, D-backs
D-backs manager Torey Lovullo revealed Wednesday that Walker will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair an ulnar collateral ligament injury. An MRI taken on the right-hander's pitching elbow revealed the injury, and Walker was then in the process of getting a second opinion in New York.
Walker, who was a critical part of the D-backs' return to the postseason last year, left his start on Saturday against the Dodgers after just two innings. He first experienced forearm tightness -- a sometimes correlated symptom from a UCL injury -- during the first frame and was examined by a trainer in the second. Walker showed a decline in velocity, but strength tests conducted after he was removed gave the club optimism that he would be OK. More > This report was first posted on April 18.
Max Kepler, Twins
It was a long night for everyone during the Twins' 2-1, 16-inning victory over the Indians on Wednesday in Puerto Rico, but perhaps especially for Kepler. The Minnesota outfielder appeared to have injured his knee at some point during the contest, though manager Paul Molitor told reporters after the game that Kepler's injury should be considered minor.
Kepler was removed from the game in the 10th inning and replaced by Ryan LaMarre, who drove in the game-winning run with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 16th. -- This report was first posted on April 18.
Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
Recovering from a small crack in the talus bone in his left ankle, Bogaerts made progress on Tuesday with what Red Sox manager Alex Cora described as "a great day." Bogaerts ran and took ground balls ahead of Boston's 10-1 win over the Angels in Anaheim.
Bogaerts, who was as hot as any player in baseball at the time of his injury on April 8, hurt himself when sliding into the walkway leading into the visiting dugout at Fenway Park while trying to recover an errant throw. Because the bone break was non-displaced, the Red Sox estimated that Bogaerts would miss just 10-14 days. He was eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday, though a more realistic return might be during next week's series in Toronto.
Video: TB@BOS: Bogaerts exits following run-saving play
"I don't want to put a place on it, especially [Rogers Centre], because of the turf," Cora said. "But if he's ready and capable of doing everything, and I feel comfortable with it, and everybody feels that's the player we want, yeah. But at the same time, that's a tough surface." More > -- This report was first posted on April 17.
Kevin Kiermaier, Rays
Kiermaier, one of the game's premier defenders will be out three months after suffering a torn ligament in his right thumb during Sunday's loss to the Phillies. The Rays moved their star center fielder to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday.
Kiermaier hurt his thumb taking second base on an error by left fielder Rhys Hoskins. The speedy runner slid into the bag headfirst and got up shaking his right hand. He's scheduled to undergo surgery on his thumb Friday morning.
Video: Kiermaier discusses his thumb injury, timetable
"It's disappointing," Cash said. "We talk daily about how valuable he is to our lineup, to our clubhouse."
It's the third major injury for Kiermaier over the past few seasons. He missed 61 games with a fractured right hip last year and sat out 48 games with a fractured left hand in '16.
"The hand just kind of got caught in the ground," Kiermaier said. "Thumb went in at a weird angle. Just one of those things where I felt like I had the chance to overslide the bag, like I've done a couple of times in my career. And I was just trying to hold on." More > -- This report was first posted on April 17.
Delino DeShields & Jurickson Profar, Rangers
The Rangers could return DeShields sooner than they anticipated, as the outfielder is expected to play for Double-A Frisco on Thursday and Friday to begin a rehab assignment for a broken bone on his left wrist that has sidelined him since March 31. DeShields could be back with the big league club as soon as this weekend, if all goes well. Initial prognosis said that DeShields would be out four to six weeks after requiring surgery to remove the broken hamate bone.
Video: DeShields on recovering well from wrist injury
"With my game, it's not going to take much to be ready to play," DeShields said. "I take a lot of pitches, my swing is short, and my defense is instinctive. It's a matter of me getting back out there and getting my legs under me. It's a buildup. We'll see how I feel. If I'm ready to go, I'm ready to go … I have been taking care of myself, and the [trainers] have been doing a great job making sure I didn't have any setbacks."
Separately, infielder Profar was out of the lineup for the second straight game on Wednesday and remains in concussion protocol. The Rangers will need to make a decision on Thursday or Friday to determine if Profar will need to be placed on the seven-day concussion DL. More > This report was first posted on April 18.
Josh Harrison, Pirates
The Pirates will be without their leadoff hitter for at least six weeks, as Harrison was diagnosed on Monday with a fractured fifth metacarpal in his left hand after being hit by a 96-mph fastball from Jose Urena on Sunday in Miami. It's the same injury that ended Harrison's '17 season a month early. In Harrison's stead, Adam Frazier and Sean Rodriguez will spend more time at second base.
Video: PIT@MIA: Harrison exits after getting hit by a pitch
"I'm pretty frustrated," said Harrison, who was hit by a career-high 23 pitches last year. "It definitely [stinks] being hit. Guys throw hard."
Harrison was hitting .263/.328/.351 with a homer, five RBIs and five walks in 64 plate appearances for a Pirates club that was in first place at the time of his injury. More > This report was first posted on April 16.
Brandon Drury, Yankees
Currently on the 10-day DL with severe migraines, Drury continues to wait for definitive diagnosis on neurological tests he underwent last week. A migraine specialist has placed Drury on anti-inflammatories, and he is currently taking batting practice.
Video: Boone discusses Drury going on the 10-day DL
Drury, who was acquired from the D-backs in February, left an April 6 game against the Orioles with a migraine and impaired vision, and was placed on the DL the next day. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said on Tuesday that he senses Drury is "in a way better place than where he was when we put him on the disabled list." More > -- This report was first posted on April 17.