Injuries: Scherzer, Paddack, Harper, Kershaw, E-Rod

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Stay up-to-date with all the latest news on injured and recovering players from across Major League Baseball.

Max Scherzer, Mets

Scherzer has a moderate to high-grade oblique strain, the Mets announced Thursday. The injury comes with a general timeline of six to eight weeks. Scherzer exited his start against the Cardinals in the sixth inning Wednesday after feeling left side discomfort on a pitch. More >

Chris Paddack, Twins

Paddack underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Wednesday morning, manager Rocco Baldelli announced. Acquired in April in a trade from San Diego, he had been dealing with elbow inflammation since leaving his May 8 start. It’s the second reconstructive elbow surgery for the 26-year-old Paddack, who also had a Tommy John procedure in 2016. More >

Bryce Harper, Phillies

According to manager Joe Girardi, the doctor who administered Harper’s PRP injection over the weekend recommended that he not throw for six more weeks. The two-time NL MVP hasn't played in the outfield since mid-April due to his right elbow injury and now might not begin a throwing program until the final week of June, at the earliest. More >

Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

Kershaw (SI joint inflammation) is still not recovering at the speed he and the Dodgers hoped. The left-hander was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, but that did not end up happening. More >

Eduardo Rodriguez, Tigers

Rodriguez exited his Wednesday start versus Tampa Bay with a trainer after throwing only 23 pitches and recording one out. Manager AJ Hinch said Rodriguez suffered a “left side” injury that will likely require an injured list stint. More >

Willy Adames, Brewers

Adames (high left ankle sprain) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday. He's eligible for reinstatement on May 26, when the Brewers open a four-game series at St. Louis. More >

Jesús Luzardo and Jorge Soler, Marlins

Luzardo (left forearm strain) doesn't anticipate a long IL stint. Whether that means missing more than one start has yet to be determined. Miami doesn't need an extra starter until May 27, when he is eligible to return from the injured list.

Soler (lower back stiffness) was out of the starting lineup for the second straight game on Wednesday. He is considered day to day. More >

Ketel Marte, D-backs

Marte has been out of the D-backs' lineup for their past two games due to left hand soreness. However, he is hopeful that he'll return Thursday for the team's series opener versus the Cubs in Chicago. More >

Jordan Romano, Blue Jays

Toronto's closer has been unavailable this week because of a gastrointestinal infection, but the team is optimistic that he will not need an IL stint. More >

Joey Votto, Reds

Votto has been on the COVID injured list since May 3, but the Toronto native said Wednesday that he will "likely" play Friday, when Cincinnati opens a three-game road series against the Blue Jays. More >

Kris Bryant and Antonio Senzatela, Rockies

Bryant (lower back strain) has made two rehab starts for Triple-A Albuquerque this week. He played left field and went 1-for-3 with a single Tuesday. On Wednesday, he went 1-for-4 as the designated hitter. He could return to Denver and be in uniform when the Rockies begin a series with the Mets on Friday.

Senzatela was placed on the 15-day IL on Tuesday with a lower back strain. He exited his start on Monday after two innings pitched. More >

Shane Baz and Brandon Lowe, Rays

Baz (right elbow surgery) is scheduled to begin a Minor League rehab assignment with a two-inning outing for Triple-A Durham on Thursday. That puts him in line to return at full strength around the time he’s eligible to come off the 60-day IL on June 6.

A day after Lowe was placed on the 10-day injured list due to low back discomfort, the Rays revealed Tuesday that the second baseman was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower back. He will be held out of all baseball activities for three weeks. More >

Jake Odorizzi, Astros

Odorizzi was carted off the field with lower leg discomfort in the fifth inning on Monday after he collapsed while trying to cover first base. The team placed him on the 15-day IL on Tuesday. More >

Salvador Perez, Royals

Perez was placed on the 10-day IL with a left thumb sprain following the first game of the Royals' doubleheader with the White Sox on Tuesday. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning. More >

Jack Flaherty, Cardinals

According to manager Oliver Marmol, Flaherty (right shoulder inflammation) has a couple of bullpen sessions under his belt. Flaherty is expected to have at least two more bullpen sessions before the intensity builds up and he faces hitters in a live bullpen session. More >

Michael Wacha and Chris Sale, Red Sox

Wacha threw two innings and 35 pitches in a simulated game on Monday as he works his way back from an intercostal injury. He will throw a bullpen on Wednesday and may be activated on May 20 barring any setbacks.

Sale resumed throwing on Monday as he works his way back from a stress fracture in his right ribcage. He was shut down from his throwing program at the start of May due to a non-baseball medical issue. More >