Injuries: Morton, McCullers, La Stella, Taillon

October 30th, 2021

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

Charlie Morton and Huascar Ynoa, Braves

Morton was struck by a comebacker during his start in Game 1 of the World Series and had to come out of the game in the third inning. An X-ray that night revealed a fractured right fibula. The right-hander underwent surgery Thursday and will miss the remainder of the World Series. Morton, who was replaced on the roster by left-handed pitcher Tucker Davidson, is expected to be ready for Spring Training next year. More >

Ynoa was slated to be the Braves' opener for Game 4 of the NLCS, but he was scratched due to right shoulder discomfort he experienced while playing catch. Ynoa is not eligible to be on the World Series roster. More >

Lance McCullers Jr. and Jake Meyers, Astros

McCullers won’t pitch in the World Series because of the forearm strain that he sustained on Oct. 12. He expects to be ready for Spring Training in 2022. More >

Meyers (left shoulder) was left off of the Astros' World Series roster. Although he was on their ALCS roster, he hasn’t played since he hurt his shoulder while slamming into the outfield wall as he tried to make a play in ALDS Game 4 against the White Sox. More >

Tommy La Stella, Giants

La Stella underwent surgery to repair his left Achilles, the Giants announced on Friday. La Stella played through the injury during the Giants' NLDS matchup with the Dodgers, appearing in all five games of the series. His expected recovery time is four months. More >

Jameson Taillon, Yankees

Taillon underwent scheduled right ankle surgery Oct. 28 which carries an estimated recovery time of five months. It is likely that the right-hander will not be ready for the beginning of Spring Training next year. The 29-year-old spent a majority of September on the IL with a partially torn tendon in his right ankle before gritting through a pair of abbreviated starts to assist New York in its pursuit of an AL Wild Card spot. More >

Nick Anderson, Rays

Anderson underwent right elbow surgery on Oct. 28 and isn’t expected to return to game action until after the 2022 All-Star break. The operation repaired Anderson’s UCL with an internal brace, a procedure which is considered an alternative to Tommy John surgery. Anderson was arguably the best high-leverage reliever in baseball from the time he was traded from the Marlins to the Rays on July 31, 2019, until he began to falter in the 2020 postseason. He reported to Spring Training in 2021 with diminished velocity, and eventually learned he had a partially torn ligament in his throwing elbow. Anderson made six September appearances and was deemed healthy but left off the Rays' ALDS roster. More >