Injuries & Moves: Davis (concussion) placed on 7-day IL; Delay recalled

June 16th, 2024

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June 15: C placed on 7-day concussion injured list; C recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis
Davis, who was struggling at the plate with a .503 OPS and one home run on the season, was removed from Friday’s win over the Rockies in the seventh inning after he began to exhibit concussion-like symptoms.

“He took a pretty good shot last night, and then an inning later, he came over and wasn’t in a good spot,” manager Derek Shelton said. “So we got him out, we ran him through the protocol … we have to make sure -- these are serious, serious things when you’re dealing with foul balls and I appreciate that Major League Baseball really has a really good protocol in this case.”

The Pirates placed Davis on the seven-day concussion injured list on Saturday, and recalled Delay from Triple-A. Delay underwent surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee in April. In 10 games with Indianapolis, he batted .194 (6-for-31) with a pair of doubles.

7-DAY/10-DAY/15-DAY INJURED LIST

C (concussion-like symptoms)
Expected return: TBD
Davis took a foul ball off his mask in the sixth inning of a June 14 win over the Rockies at Coors Field. He exited the contest in the seventh after exhibiting concussion-like symptoms. On June 15, he was placed on the 7-day concussion injured list. (Last updated: June 15)

RHP (right triceps strain)
Expected return: TBD
Stratton exited against St. Louis on June 13 after a 1-0 pitch to Cardinals utility man Brendan Donovan. Before catcher Yasmani Grandal could throw the ball back to the mound, Stratton motioned to the dugout, and left the game with assistant athletic trainer Tony Leo. Stratton was placed on the 15-day injured list on June 14. (Last updated: June 14)

INF (right wrist sprain)
Expected return: June
Williams began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on June 13. He had a cortisone injection in early June and responded well, so the Pirates are proceeding with the plan to get him back into action. (Last updated: June 13)

RHP (right lat muscle)
Expected return: TBD
Priester is currently asymptomatic and is resting before he resumes throwing. He is responding well to treatments and will be reassessed in about five to seven days. (Last updated: June 7)

INF/OF (right wrist sprain)
Expected return: TBD
It's been recommended that Bae does not grip a bat for 10-14 days, at which point he will be reassessed. Bae's right wrist injury is different than Alika Williams' one, according to director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk. (Last updated: June 7)

C (left thumb injury)
Expected return: TBD
Bart's thumb injury, which occurred after he caught a pitch awkwardly on May 26, has been diagnosed as a grade-one UCL sprain. It was recommended that he do no gripping activities, and he will continue to refrain from doing so for another week. After that time, he will be reassessed. (Last updated: June 7)

LHP Martín Pérez (left groin strain)
Expected return: TBD
Pérez is currently pain-free with all his rehab activities and playing catch on flat ground with no restrictions. Director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk anticipates the left-hander will throw off a slope soon, likely the weekend of June 7-9. Pérez exited early in his last start on May 26, feeling discomfort after covering first base on a play. (Last updated: June 7)

60-DAY IL

LHP (left triceps inflammation)
Expected return:
2024
Borucki threw a 20-pitch bullpen Wednesday, his first time throwing off of a slope. He exited saying he felt good, and that he has bullpens scheduled for Saturday and Tuesday. (Last updated: June 12)

LHP (left forearm strain)
Expected return: 2024
Gonzales threw off a slope for the first time since being sent to the injured list on April 14, throwing a 20-pitch bullpen on Wednesday. Some more bullpens and a rehab assignment will presumably be the next steps, but it's an encouraging sign for a rotation that could use some depth. (Last updated: June 12)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return:
2025
Oviedo started a throwing program at the Pirates' Florida complex the week of May 20 now that he's crossed the six-month mark from his surgery. He is throwing out to 75 feet. (Last updated: June 7)

C (right elbow surgery)
Expected return:
2025
Rodríguez will transfer his rehab to the Pirates' Florida complex. The team envisions getting clearance for him to start a throwing program later in May. However, it's still not expected that Rodríguez will be able to play competitive games this season. (Last updated: May 17)

RHP (UCL surgery)
Expected return: 2025
Moreta underwent UCL reconstruction surgery in March, confirming fears that he will not pitch in 2024. The team anticipates a full recovery in approximately 14-16 months, with the hope that it might be on the shorter side since he is a reliever. Moreta was expected to return to Florida to start the rehab process. (Last updated: March 21)