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Injury updates: Correa, Stras, Zunino, Shark

July 5, 2018

Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.Carlos Correa, Astros Astros manager AJ Hinch said Correa is unlikely to return from the 10-day disabled list for Houston's four-game series against the White Sox at Minute Maid Park, which began Thursday. Correa, who is eligible to be activated,

Here's a roundup of the latest injury news across the Majors.
Carlos Correa, Astros
Astros manager AJ Hinch said Correa is unlikely to return from the 10-day disabled list for Houston's four-game series against the White Sox at Minute Maid Park, which began Thursday. Correa, who is eligible to be activated, has missed nine games (including Thursday's) since being placed on the DL with back stiffness on June 26. Although he is able to exercise, he has yet to swing a bat and has not resumed baseball activities. More > 
Stephen Strasburg, Erick Fedde, Matt Wieters and Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
The Nationals are expecting to activate Strasburg shortly after the All-Star break, manager Dave Martinez said Thursday. Strasburg, who has been on the disabled list since June 9 with right shoulder inflammation, has already thrown three bullpen sessions, including a 60-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday. He is on track to throw a simulated game this weekend at Nationals Park. If all goes well, Strasburg could be ready to begin a Minor League rehab assignment next week, and his return to the Majors should follow.
The Nats also placed Fedde on the disabled list Thursday with right shoulder inflammation, a day after he was forced to leave his outing in the second inning. The team felt encouraged after Fedde's MRI showed no structural damage, but the Nats will still be careful with their highest ranked pitching prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.
Wieters completed a full pregame routine Thursday, including running the bases for the first time to test out his left hamstring injury. He said it was the best he has felt since his hamstring surgery on May 17. After playing in a simulated game this week and going through a full pregame, he will test himself running the bases again the next few days, and he could begin a Minor League rehab assignment this weekend.
Zimmerman is also scheduled to run the bases this weekend, the final step in his rehab process from his right oblique injury. Once that is complete, he could start playing in rehab games as soon as Sunday or Monday. More > 
Mike Zunino, Felix Hernandez and Mitch Haniger, Mariners
Zunino bruised his left ankle while running the bases in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Angels and was placed on the 10-day disabled list prior to Thursday's series finale vs. the Halos at Safeco Field. Zunino won't be eligible to return from the DL until Seattle's final game before the All-Star break on July 15 at Colorado, which is a big blow for a club fighting for the American League West lead. Though he's hitting just .189 with 12 homers and 29 RBIs, the 27-year-old has been outstanding behind the plate and a big part of the Mariners' outstanding pitching success.
Hernandez has been dealing with a stiff back for a while, even before his last outing Saturday against the Royals. But the veteran right-hander said he was feeling better Thursday and will make his next start as expected in Friday's series opener against the Rockies. More > 
Haniger was scratched from the Mariners' lineup about 90 minutes before Thursday's series finale against the Angels with a bruised right knee. More > 
Jeff Samardzija, Giants
Samardzija's start on Saturday will be the 13th of his career against the Cardinals. It will also be his first game back since sustaining tightness in his right shoulder in an outing May 29. After throwing 90 pitches in his fourth rehab outing for Triple-A Sacramento on Monday -- he allowed two runs in six frames -- Samardzija's start on Saturday will come on five days' rest and with little limitation. More > 

Paul DeJong and Bud Norris, Cardinals
Following a four-game rehab assignment at Triple-A Memphis, DeJong rejoined the team in advance of his activation, which could come as early as Friday. The Cardinals want to see how DeJong responds medically to a "rest day," manager Mike Matheny said, before being ready to play a couple of days in a row. DeJong, who has been on the DL since fracturing his left hand on May 17, said will wear a protective guard above his batting glove upon his return.
Norris was given a day off Thursday after feeling discomfort in his right elbow Wednesday. The Cardinals' closer will be reevaluated Friday before it is determined whether he will require a DL stint. More > 
Darren O'Day and Chris Tillman, Orioles
O'Day, who is out for the rest of the season with a left hamstring strain, will undergo surgery on July 12 in Baltimore. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Leigh Ann Curl. Tillman, who's on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain, was scheduled to make another rehab start on Thursday for Triple-A Norfolk. He's allowed 10 runs in nine innings in his first three rehab starts. More > 
Julio Teheran, Braves
Teheran returned to Atlanta after seemingly being struck by the flu after he allowed five earned runs over five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees. Teheran will work out at SunTrust Park over the weekend and should be ready to make his scheduled start on Tuesday. More > 

Jarrod Dyson, D-backs
The D-backs placed Dyson on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right groin Thursday. Dyson, 33, suffered the injury while playing the outfield in the seventh inning of Wednesday night's game vs. the Cardinals. More > 
Shane Greene and Drew VerHagen, Tigers
The Tigers continue to wait for an exam on Greene's strained right shoulder, manager Ron Gardenhire said, after the closer went on the 10-day DL on Sunday.
VerHagen, currently on the 10-day DL with a fractured nose from a couple weeks ago, is scheduled to throw at least one more rehab outing for Triple-A Toledo, Gardenhire said. VerHagen gave up two walks and a hit over 1 1/3 innings with one hit allowed. More > 
Franchy Cordero, Padres
Cordero underwent surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow. The operation took place earlier this week, and Cordero met up with the Padres in Arizona. He is unlikely to play again this season, though there's a small chance he could return in late September. The slugging outfielder was hitting .237/.307/.439 when he landed on the disabled list in late May. More > 
Tayron Guerrero, Marlins
Guerrero was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with a left lumbar strain and rookie right-hander Ben Meyer was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans. Guerrero has been a staple in the back end of the bullpen, compiling a 1-2 record and a 4.28 ERA in 40 innings, with 54 strikeouts and 24 walks. His DL stint is retroactive to Wednesday. More > 
Chris Martin, Rangers
The Rangers announced before Thursday's game that Martin is going to the 10-day disabled list with a left groin strain. Ricardo Rodriguez was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to take Martin's place in the bullpen. This is the third trip to the DL this season for Martin. More >