Injuries & Moves: Stefanic exits with left quad strain

February 24th, 2024

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Feb. 24: INF exits with left quad strain
Stefanic left Saturday’s game against the Dodgers after the first inning because of a left quad strain. Stefanic drew a two-out walk and injured himself while running to second base on Taylor Ward’s flyout to right. Manager Ron Washington said the team will know more about the severity of the injury on Sunday.

Feb. 24: INF dealing with left hamstring tightness
Rengifo felt some tightness in his left hamstring while participating in running drills on Friday, and manager Ron Washington said it’s not considered a serious injury. Rengifo is expected to miss a few days, but Washington said it won’t affect Rengifo’s ability to get ready for the regular season.

INJURY UPDATES

OF (facial fractures)
Expected return:
2024
Ward was hit in the face by a 91.7 mph sinker from Alek Manoah on July 29 and suffered facial fractures. He underwent surgery on Aug. 5 to reconstruct his left orbital bone and have internal splints placed in his nose. The outfielder was fortunate not to suffer any damage to his left eye. Ward faced live pitching for the first time on Feb. 17. (Last updated: Feb. 17)

60-day injured list

LHP (torn ulnar collateral ligament)
Expected return: 2024
Quijada suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament and underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery last May 17. He missed the rest of the 2023 season. Quijada has been at Spring Training and is likely to return by midseason, depending on how he responds to rehab. He was moved to the 60-day injured list on Feb. 18, but it doesn't affect his timeline. (Last updated: Feb. 18)