Injuries: Acuña, J-Rod, Twins, Springer

August 7th, 2022

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

Ronald Acuña Jr. and Travis d’Arnaud, Braves

Acuña was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Mets due to lower body soreness. The Braves didn't want him to play on the wet surface at Citi Field following rain, though he was available to pinch-hit.

d’Arnaud, whose lower right leg was bruised on a play at the plate during Saturday's game, does not have any structural damage, according to X-rays that came back negative. The Braves are hopeful he'll be back in the lineup for next weekend's series against the Marlins. More >

Julio Rodríguez, Dylan Moore and Diego Castillo, Mariners

Rodríguez (right wrist injury) has been taking swings in the batting cage and should be ready to return to the lineup on or soon after Wednesday, when his 10-day injured list stint is up.

Moore (back spasms) has resumed baseball activities and could return sometime in the next week.

Castillo (right shoulder inflammation) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Everett within the next week. More >

Alex Kirilloff and Emilio Pagán, Twins

Kirilloff will have season-ending ulnar shortening surgery for his right wrist. It is the second straight season to be cut short due to surgery for Kirilloff -- last year, it was a procedure to repair a torn ligament in the same wrist.

Pagán had to exit his relief appearance against the Blue Jays on Sunday due to cramping in his right lat. More >

George Springer and Tim Mayza, Blue Jays

Springer was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right elbow inflammation. He's been dealing with the issue for weeks, but planned off-days haven't been enough for the elbow to get back to 100 percent. He isn't expected to need more than the 10 days required on the IL.

Mayza was diagnosed with a dislocated right shoulder after he dove to tag a runner at home plate on a squeeze play in the sixth inning at Target Field on Saturday. He was placed on the 15-day injured list Sunday. More >

Anthony Rizzo, Yankees

Rizzo was scratched from Friday's starting lineup due to back soreness and was out of the lineup again Saturday and Sunday. He missed four games in early July because of the same ailment. More >

Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres

Tatis (left wrist fracture) saw his first game action in more than 10 months as he began his rehab assignment with Double-A San Antonio on Saturday. He went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks. Padres manager Bob Melvin hasn't put an official timetable on Tatis' return to the club, though it appears the superstar shortstop could return by the middle of this month, depending on how many rehab games he needs. Full story >

Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner, Blake Treinen, Brusdar Graterol and Yency Almonte, Dodgers

Kershaw exited his start against the Giants on Thursday after four innings due to lower back discomfort, and on Friday, the Dodgers placed him on the 15-day injured list. The left-hander had already been on the injured list with back trouble in five of the last seven seasons. Full story >

Turner (abdominal strain) has taken live batting practice at Dodger Stadium a few times and is expected to return to the lineup for the club's upcoming series against the Twins.

Treinen (right shoulder inflammation) pitched in simulated games on Wednesday and Friday. Manager Dave Roberts said the Treinen is getting closer to going out on a Minor League rehab assignment.

Graterol (right shoulder inflammation) also threw in a simulated game Friday and is recovering well. Roberts said Graterol will throw another sim game in the coming days.

Almonte was placed on the 15-day IL on Sunday with right elbow tightness. More >

Chris Sale, Michael Wacha and Kiké Hernández, Red Sox

Sale (left fifth finger fracture) has started to play catch again, manager Alex Cora said Friday. There is still no official timetable for the left-hander's return following surgery.

Wacha (right shoulder inflammation) retired 14 of the 15 hitters he faced in a rehab outing with Triple-A Worcester on Thursday, including the first 13 in a row. Overall, he pitched 4 2/3 innings and struck out eight while walking one. Cora said the veteran right-hander will make one more rehab appearance Tuesday before returning to the Red Sox by the end of the week.

Hernández (right hip flexor strain) has "felt great" since receiving a platelet-rich-plasma injection prior to the All-Star break and resuming swinging a bat, Cora said. Cora added that the club would see how Hernández is doing early next week before determining when he might go out on a Minor League rehab assignment. More >

Mickey Moniak, Angels

Moniak was hit on the middle finger of his left hand on a bunt attempt in the ninth inning of Saturday's game. He was diagnosed with a fractured tip of his left middle finger and will have to wait a week to 10 days until he has stitches removed to determine whether or not he will be able to return this season. More >

Kyle Tucker, Aledmys Díaz and Lance McCullers Jr., Astros

Tucker was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to a non-COVID illness and was not in the lineup Friday or Saturday. Manager Dusty Baker said Tucker was feeling better Friday, but somewhat weak since he hadn't eaten in some time. Tucker was initially in Houston's starting lineup Saturday, but was a late scratch. He was again out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Guardians, but came off the bench to pinch-hit in the eighth inning.

Díaz was back in the lineup Saturday after missing a game with a thumb injury he suffered in an outfield collision Thursday.

McCullers (right flexor tendon) was scheduled to make his fourth Minor League rehab start at Triple-A Sugar Land on Sunday and could then face a decision on whether he's ready to be activated for his season debut. More >

McKenzie Gore, Nationals

Gore, who was a part of the blockbuster trade that sent Juan Soto to the Padres, has been sidelined since July 26 with left elbow inflammation. He will begin playing catch on Friday at Nationals Park, according to manager Dave Martinez. More >

Tommy Hunter and Tylor Megill, Mets

Hunter was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday with lower back tightness. The Mets are confident Hunter will be able to return when he's eligible to come off the IL.

After not throwing for four weeks, Megill (right shoulder strain) is now in the process of building back up. That progression should take a few weeks. Megill, who has been out since mid-June, has a bullpen session scheduled for Aug. 13. More >

Christopher Morel, Cubs

Morel came out of Saturday's game in the sixth inning due to right hamstring tightness. He did not play Sunday, but manager David Ross said he's not concerned that the injury is serious, adding before the game that Morel might be available to pinch-hit. More >

Hunter Greene and Tyler Stephenson, Reds

Greene was placed on the 15-day injured list Friday with a right shoulder strain. The move is retroactive to Tuesday. Full Story >

Stephenson underwent successful surgery on Thursday to stabilize his right collarbone, which was fractured by a foul ball on July 22 vs. the Cardinals. He’s not expected to be back in 2022. More >

Austin Hays, Orioles

Hays (left oblique soreness) originally hoped to be in Friday's starting lineup, but he was held out of the lineup in order to get an extra day or two of rest for his oblique, just to be on the safe side. He remained out of the starting lineup Saturday and Sunday, but the club is hopeful he'll be back in the lineup for Monday's series opener against Toronto. More >

Aaron Civale, Guardians

Civale (right wrist inflammation) made his first Minor League rehab start Friday, allowing one earned run on three hits and with three walks and four strikeouts in four innings for Triple-A Columbus. He has been cleared to rejoin the Guardians' rotation on Aug. 10. More >