Comings and goings
It was a busy week for the disabled list. Last week there was a total 12 transaction (4 returning and 8 going) while this week there was a total of 30 (8 coming and 22 going).
Coming back ….
Aaron Hill – 2/12 with a homerun
Hong-Chih Kuo – 0.1 IP, 2 hits, 1 BB
J.C. Romero – .1 IP, 1 BB, 1 HR
Joe Thatcher – 0.1 IP, 1 SO
Brian Fuentes – 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 2 IP
Lance Berkman – 4/15 with a 2B
Russell Branyan – 3 for 9 with a double
Alex Gordon – He is still in Hillman’s dog house and not even getting to start every game at 3B.
… and Going to
Chan Ho Park – Strained right hamstring
Felix Pie – Strained upper back muscle – He is out 3 months while he waits for ruptured back muscle to heal
Jose Mijares – Strained left elbow
Chris Getz – Strained right oblique – Should be back after 15 days
Ross Ohlendorf – Back spasms – Looks to do one minor league rehab start and then rejoin team.
Aaron Rowand – Fractured cheekbones (video) – No surgery required to fix cheek bones and plans to be ready after 15 days.
Conor Jackson – Strained right hamstring – Should be back after require 15 days
Chris Johnson – Strained right intercostal muscle
Mike Cameron – Sports hernia – Should be read to come back after 15 days
Jacoby Ellsbury – Left chest contusion (broken ribs)
Jeff Mathis – Fractured right wrist – This one could be a while, but extent not known yet
Ryota Igarashi – Left hamstring strain – Injury caused when he squatted to field a bunt
Mark Ellis – Strained hamstring – He had already missed 7 days before going on DL
Jason Marquis – Loose bodies in right elbow – No surgery needed
Edwin Encarnacion – Sore right shoulder – Same arm that had broken wrist. He didn’t play much during Spring Training for it to rest and arm wasn’t ready according to team.
Brian Tallet – Left forearm injury – True extent on injury not know yet
Travis Buck – Strained right oblique – Injured during batting practice
J.A. Happ – Left forearm strain – Unknown return time
Jeff Weaver – Strained right lower back
Carlos Guillen – Strained left hamstring – Looks to be out just the 15 days and here is the video of him injuring himself trying to score.
Nick Punto – Strained right hip flexor (groin)
Manny Ramirez – Strained right calf – Only 3rd time on DL in his career. The injury has been nagging him since first week. Torre and him agreed to rest and get it healed correctly now.
Here are a few players that have some nagging injuries that could be heading to the DL
Bobby Crosby – Stiff left shoulder – He hasn’t played since 4/18
Andy LaRoche – Back spasms – He hasn’t played since 4/16 and can be used a PH if needed.
Pat Neshek – Sore tendon with middle finger of right hand – He has not pitched since 4/14, but the team is now reporting he is ready to go any time.
A couple injuries of concern
Prince Fielder – Sore wrist – He has been playing through the pain, but it may be sapping some of his power.
Brad Hawpe – Sat for the second time this season with a injured quadricep muscle.