Injuries: M. Kelly, F. Alvarez, Red Sox, Javier, Hall, Rendon

April 21st, 2024

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

Merrill Kelly, D-backs

Kelly is dealing with a teres major muscle injury in his right armpit. His MRI will be evaluated by team doctors as the D-backs determine how serious the issue is. More >

Francisco Alvarez, J.D. Martinez, Brooks Raley and Brett Baty, Mets

Alvarez, who was placed on the 10-day IL on Saturday, has a torn ligament in his injured left thumb and will require surgery. More >

Martinez went 2-for-3 with a double Sunday for Single-A St. Lucie, making first Minor League appearance shutting down his ramp-up earlier this month due to lower back stiffness. Martinez is scheduled to DH for Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Mets will reevaluate him at that time, with an eye toward potentially activating him for the first game of a seven-game homestand on Friday.

Raley was placed on the injured list on Sunday with left elbow inflammation.

Baty (left hamstring tightness) returned to the starting lineup Sunday. More >

Rafael Devers, Triston Casas, Tyler O'Neill, Nick Pivetta, Garrett Whitlock and Vaughn Grissom, Red Sox

Devers (left knee soreness) underwent an MRI on Thursday morning that revealed a bone bruise but no structural damage. The Red Sox are hopeful that he will be back Tuesday, according to manager Alex Cora.

Casas left Saturday's game early following his first plate appearance and was placed on the injured list on Sunday with a left rib strain.

O'Neill (concussion) took batting practice at PNC Park on Sunday. He could be back as early as Tuesday if his symptoms subside, which Cora said was the plan.

Pivetta (flexor strain) threw his first bullpen on Saturday at PNC Park, and he's slated to throw an up-and-down bullpen on Thursday in Cleveland before progressing to live batting practice.

Whitlock (left oblique strain) played catch on Saturday. Cora said there's confidence Whitlock will be back after serving the minimum amount of time on the injured list. The earliest he's eligible to return is May 1.

Grissom (right hamstring strain) is on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Worcester. More >

Cristian Javier and Framber Valdez, Astros

Javier was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Nationals with neck discomfort and placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to Thursday.

Valdez (left elbow soreness) threw around 30 pitches at 60-70% effort in a bullpen session on Saturday, manager Joe Espada said. The Astros were expected to evaluate Valdez on Sunday, and he may be ready to rejoin the rotation next week. More >

DL Hall, Brewers

Hall was placed on the injured list on Sunday with a left knee sprain. He suffered the injury after fielding a bunt in the second inning of his start vs. the Cardinals on Saturday. More >

Anthony Rendon, Angels

Rendon left Saturday's game against the Reds after sustaining a left hamstring injury trying to beat out a throw to first base. He was placed on the injured list on Sunday with a hamstring strain. More >

Gerrit Cole, DJ LeMahieu, Tommy Kahnle and Oswald Peraza, Yankees

Cole (right elbow discomfort) has increased his throwing to distances of 90 feet.

LeMahieu (right foot fracture) is expected to begin his Minor League rehab assignment on Tuesday, according to manager Aaron Boone.

Kahnle (right shoulder inflammation) tossed from a bullpen mound again on Friday in Tampa, Fla., according to Boone, who said Sunday that Kahnle needs one more such session before facing hitters in a live situation.

Peraza (right sub-scapular strain) is “deep into his throwing program” and has been hitting at the Yankees’ complex in Tampa, Fla., Boone said Sunday. More >

Jhoan Duran, Royce Lewis, Carlos Correa and Max Kepler, Twins

Duran (right oblique strain) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday, the next step in his ramp-up following his 21-pitch bullpen session at Target Field on Friday.

Lewis (right quad strain) could start a running progression as early as Monday, which will help provide a better estimate of his return date.

Correa (mild right intercostal strain) is slated to begin baseball activity next week if he stays on his current progression.

Kepler (right knee contusion) played nine innings in right field for Triple-A St. Paul in its game at Indianapolis on Saturday. Twins head trainer Nick Paparesta said Kepler is progressing as expected, and he indicated that the veteran right fielder could be back with the Twins shortly. More >

Max Scherzer, Rangers

Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said the club is eyeing Wednesday as the start of a rehab assignment for Scherzer (back surgery). More >

Frankie Montas, Jonathan India and Jake Fraley, Reds

Montas exited Sunday's start in the top of the first inning after being hit in the right arm by a comebacker. X-rays showed no fracture in his right forearm.

India and Fraley were missing from the starting lineup vs. the Angels on Sunday due to illness, manager David Bell said. More >

Gavin Williams, Guardians

Williams (right elbow discomfort) successfully threw three innings in a simulated game in Arizona and was cleared to visit the big league training staff in Cleveland to undergo a medical evaluation. Assuming that goes as planned, he'll likely be cleared for a rehab assignment. More >

Walker Buehler, Dodgers

Buehler (Tommy John surgery) made his fourth rehab start on Thursday, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks over 2 2/3 innings of work. The right-hander threw 68 pitches and will likely need at least one more start before the Dodgers consider if he's ready to return to the Majors. More >

Pete Fairbanks, Rays

Fairbanks was unavailable for the first two games of the Rays' series against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium due to stomach issues. He's considered day to day. More >

Josiah Gray, Keibert Ruiz and Victor Robles, Nationals

Gray (flexor strain) is playing catch up to 60 feet, according to manager Dave Martinez.

Ruiz (illness) looked back to normal after taking batting practice, Martinez announced Saturday, but he will have to build his strength back up before a decision is made on whether or not he will need a rehab assignment.

Robles (left hamstring strain) is throwing and hitting without pain and has regained a full range of motion. More >

Gio Urshela, Tigers

Urshela was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a right hamstring strain. More >

Justin Steele and Ian Happ, Cubs

Steele (left hamstring strain) was scheduled to throw live BP on Sunday, in hopes of going on a rehab assignment shortly after. The left-hander recently threw a 25-pitch bullpen.

Happ (left hamstring tightness) was held out of the starting lineup for both games of Saturday's doubleheader and remained out of the lineup Sunday. More >

Paul DeJong, White Sox

DeJong was out of the starting lineup Sunday with a left elbow contusion, which he suffered when he was hit by a pitch in Chicago's 9-5 loss to the Phillies on Saturday. More >

A.J. Puk and Braxton Garrett, Marlins

Puk was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday with left shoulder fatigue.

Garrett (left shoulder impingement) is playing catch at 90 feet according to manager Skip Schumaker. A bullpen session would be his next step, but the Marlins will first see how the catch play goes. More >

Kyle Bradish, Orioles

Bradish (right UCL strain) made his first rehab start for Double-A Bowie on Tuesday, throwing 44 pitches and striking out four batters across three scoreless innings. He was scheduled to make his next rehab start on Sunday. More >