Injuries: Sale, Twins, Rodón, Steele, deGrom
Stay up-to-date with all the latest news on injured and recovering players from across Major League Baseball.
Chris Sale, Red Sox
Sale was placed on the 15-day injured list Friday with left shoulder inflammation, a day after he exited his start against the Reds at Fenway Park with left shoulder soreness. Sale pitched 3 2/3 innings, giving up a run on five hits while walking one and striking out six. His fastball touched 96 mph early in the contest, but he steadily saw his velocity drop into the low 90s before leaving the game. More >
Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa and Max Kepler, Twins
Buxton exited Thursday's game against the Guardians at Target Field due to left rib soreness after he was hit by a 96.7 mph fastball during a plate appearance in the fourth inning. X-rays on Friday morning did not reveal any fractures, but the Twins will likely need to give him several days off.
Correa, who left after the sixth inning Thursday, said he took a misstep while taking grounders between innings that aggravated his plantar fasciitis. The shortstop said he woke up feeling better than he did the day after the original injury, giving him hope that he'll be back in the lineup on Saturday.
Kepler, who also left after the sixth inning Thursday, suffered from the effects of a migraine. Kepler was back in the lineup Friday. More >
Carlos Rodón, Yankees
Rodón, who is dealing with back stiffness and a left elbow strain, resumed throwing from a bullpen mound on Monday in Seattle and did so again Friday at Dodger Stadium, tossing about 30 pitches over two simulated innings. The session went well, according to manager Aaron Boone. Rodón could resume facing hitters when the team returns to New York. More >
Justin Steele, Cubs
Steele underwent an MRI exam on Thursday, and the results indicated a “mild” strain of his left forearm. The left-hander will test his arm by playing catch before Saturday's game. Following that throwing session, the Cubs will determine the best course of action for Steele, who exited his start against the Rays on Wednesday after three perfect innings. More >
Jacob deGrom, Rangers
Manager Bruce Bochy said deGrom “felt fine” after his May 26 bullpen session in which the right-hander began to throw sliders and changeups for the first time since his elbow injury. deGrom flew to Florida on Wednesday for the birth of his child. He will rejoin the team in Texas next week, when he will get another scan on his arm and begin the process of getting ready to return to the mound. More >
Willy Adames and Darin Ruf, Brewers
Adames (concussion) was scheduled to resume baseball activities on Friday with High-A Wisconsin. Adames was struck by a foul ball off the bat of teammate Brian Anderson while in the dugout during the Brewers' last homestand. Later this weekend, the Brewers will decide whether Adames is ready to rejoin the big league club, or if he'll play on a Minor League rehab assignment.
Ruf left Friday's game against the Reds after trying to make a catch in foul territory. Ruf's right knee was bleeding after he banged into the tarp while chasing a Kevin Newman foul ball during the third inning. More >
Lars Nootbaar and Tyler O'Neill, Cardinals
Nootbaar (low back contusion) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, retroactive to Tuesday. He was injured early in Monday’s loss to the Royals when he leaped high into the air and slammed his back into the wall upon landing.
O'Neill (low back strain) recently underwent more testing and has been instructed by doctors to refrain from baseball activities for 10 days. It is at least the third time that O’Neill has been shut down from baseball activities because of persistent back pain. More >
Marco Gonzales, Mariners
Gonzales (left forearm strain) is expected to be placed on the 15-day injured list on Saturday. More >
Joey Votto and TJ Friedl, Reds
Votto (left shoulder surgery) will begin a new rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Saturday. Votto had his previous rehab stint halted on April 15 after batting .184 (7-for-38) across 10 games. More >
Friedl left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox in the bottom of the fourth inning due to left hamstring tightness. He did not play in Cincinnati's win over Boston on Wednesday and was out of the lineup again Friday against the Brewers. More >
Cal Quantrill, Guardians
Quantrill (right shoulder inflammation) was placed on the 15-day injured list Friday. He received an injection and is expected to be down for a few days before getting back into baseball activities. More >
Danny Jansen, Santiago Espinal and Zach Pop, Blue Jays
Jansen (left groin strain) was in Toronto on Friday, ramping up his running progression with “a little bit more intensity," manager John Schneider said. Jansen has continued to hit off the tee and hit soft toss in the cage.
Espinal (right hamstring inflammation) took an off day Friday while on a rehab assignment with Single-A Dunedin. He plans to make another rehab appearance on Saturday.
Pop (right hamstring strain) made another rehab appearance with Dunedin on Friday after pitching a scoreless inning with one walk on Tuesday. More >
Victor Robles and Sean Doolittle, Nationals
Robles took batting practice on the field Friday for the first time since landing on the IL with back spasms May 8, retroactive to May 7.
Doolittle, recovering from a left elbow internal brace procedure last July, is pitching consecutive days with Single-A Fredericksburg. More >
Michael Conforto, Joc Pederson and Joey Bart, Giants
Conforto (bruised left heel) wasn't in the starting lineup on Friday but said he was feeling better and could be available off the bench against the Orioles. He underwent an MRI exam and X-rays on Wednesday morning, but the imaging revealed no structural damage in his heel.
Pederson (right hand contusion) will begin a rehab assignment on Saturday with Single-A San Jose.
Bart (left groin strain) was scheduled to catch five innings in his first rehab game with Triple-A Sacramento on Friday. More >
Amir Garrett, Royals
Garrett (left elbow valgus extension overload) was placed on the 15-day injured list on Friday. Manager Matt Quatraro said Garrett’s injury was similar to a bone bruise and that the lefty received an injection to help the inflammation. More >
Lance McCullers Jr., Astros
McCullers (right arm muscle strain) was "feeling some discomfort" in his rehab and was taken off the mound after throwing several bullpens, the last of which was May 16. He's been throwing off flat ground since and is being further evaluated, manager Dusty Baker said. More >
Kris Bryant, Rockies
Bryant was placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a left heel bruise. He was limited to 42 games and five home runs last season, his first with the Rockies, but this is his first stint on the IL this year. The move is retroactive to May 31. More >
Alec Bohm and José Alvarado, Phillies
The Phillies placed Bohm on the 10-day injured list Thursday with what manager Rob Thomson called a mild strain of the left hamstring.
Alvarado (left elbow inflammation) will make his first rehab appearance on Saturday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He will make at least one more rehab appearance after that before he rejoins the Phillies’ bullpen, Thomson said. More >
Tarik Skubal and Riley Greene, Tigers
Skubal (flexor tendon surgery) will pitch Sunday for High-A West Michigan. The outing begins what is expected to be a fairly lengthy rehab assignment for Skubal, essentially recreating a Spring Training progression.
After a subsequent MRI exam plus multiple opinions, the Tigers have clarified Greene's leg injury as a stress reaction rather than a fracture. No timetable has been released, but a typical timetable for recovery is 6-8 weeks. More >
Joe Mantiply and Carson Kelly, D-backs
Mantiply (strained right hamstring) threw 25 pitches in a live batting practice session Tuesday and appeared in an Arizona Complex League game Friday. The D-backs are considering what the next step will be for the lefty reliever.
Kelly (right distal ulna fracture) is on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno. More >
José Quintana, Mets
Quintana (rib surgery) is in the midst of a ramp-up stage that should last around six weeks, including his first live batting practice session, which is scheduled for Monday. More >
Aaron Hicks and Cedric Mullins, Orioles
Hicks left Wednesday's game early due to left calf cramps. He chalked up the issue to not having played in a game since May 19 with the Yankees and didn't think it would cause him to miss any more time.
The Orioles placed Mullins on the 10-day injured list with a right groin strain on Tuesday. General manager Mike Elias said he was hopeful the center fielder's absence would be "something best measured in weeks instead of months." More >