Recent injury data
• Several reports are out about the health of Cole Hamels. First, he denies he was shut down this off season for shoulder soreness. The same article goes on and confirms he experienced some soreness while pitching this past September. No signs (low Zone% or loss in velocity) point to a major injury. Keep early tabs on him, but there is no reason not to draft/bid on him
Rothschild also talked about Yankees ace CC Sabathia, who recently had arthroscopic elbow surgery after experiencing some pain in the postseason. The Yankees say they are confident Sabathia will be fine for the start of the season, but Rothschild said they may want to limit his innings.
“Joe [Girardi] and I have talked about it even going back to last year.,” he said. “This year we talked about it even more. When he had a chance to pitch on extra rest we did that. In the past he would pitch every fifth day almost all the time.”
Sabathia has averaged 200 IP over the past 6 seasons, but owners may want to temper expectations in 2013.
‘We can’t possibly consider moving this guy, because he’s ready to bust loose,'” said Hahn during Saturday’s SoxFest Town Hall meeting. “Guys who have been working with him since he arrived here on campus are starting to get that excitement in their voice.
“He has a ton of tools, and it was always a matter at first of how quickly that development would happen.
He missed the 2010 with a torn ACL. It is time to temper expectations and see if he can get his 41% K% projected by ZiPS in check.
Player Return Timetables
I added a few more pitchers who are recovering from Tommy John Surgery.
|Name||Injury||Injury/Surgery Date||Early Return Date||Later Return date||Status||Source(s)|
|Scott Baker||TJS||4/17/12||Start of Spring Training||Opening day||Throwing off mound||(1)|
|Brandon Beachy||TJS||6/21/12||Mid June||Mid June||Playing Catch||(1)|
|Jeremy Bonderman||TJS||04/24/12||Late March||Late March||Healthy||(1)|
|Andrew Cashner||Thumb laceration||1/25/13||May||May||Rest||(1)|
|Carl Crawford||TJS||8/23/12||Early April||Unknown||Throwing||(1)|
|Kyle Drabek||TJS||6/19/12||Mid Season||Mid Season||Unknown||(1)|
|Danny Duffy||TJS||6/13/12||Late May/Early June||All Star Game||Playing Catch||(1)|
|Neftali Feliz||TJS||8/1/12||July||August||Playing Catch||(1)|
|Corey Hart||Right knee surgery||1/26/13||Late May||Late May||Rest||(1)|
|Daniel Hudson||TJS||7/9/12||July||July||Playing Catch||(1)|
|Derek Jeter||Fractured Left Ankle||10/1/12||Late March||Late March||Fielding||(1)|
|Ryan Kalish||Shoulder Surgery||1/25/13||Early April||Unknown||Rest||(1)|
|Francisco Liriano||Broken humerus||12/1/12||Early April||Late May||Rest||(1)|
|Ryan Madson||TJS||04/11/12||Late March||Late March||Throwing off mound||(1)|
|Brian McCann||Torn labrum||7/4/05||Opening Day||Mid April||Running and throwing||(1)|
|Felipe Paulino||TJS||7/3/12||Early July||Early July||Unknown||(1)|
|Carl Pavano||Ruptured spleen||1/25/13||Late March||Mid April||Rest||(1)|
|Mike Pelfrey||TJS||05/01/12||Late March||Late March||Throwing||(1)|
|Michael Pineda||Shoulder Surgery||5/1/12||May||Early July||Rest||(1)|
|Alex Rodriguez||Hip surgery||1/16/13||Early July||2014 season||Rest||(1)|
|CC Sabathia||Bone Spur||10/1/12||Late March||Late March||Throwing||(1)|
|Joakim Soria||TJS||4/2/12||Late May||Early June||Playing Catch||(1)|
|Eric Surkamp||TJS||07/24/12||Late July||September||Unknown|
|Tsuyoshi Wada||TJS||05/11/12||Late March||Early July||Unknown||(1)(2)|
|Joe Wieland||TJS||07/27/12||Early August||August||Catch||(1)|
|Brian Wilson||TJS||4/19/12||Unknown||Unknown||Not ready to pitch||(1)|
Players Returning From Injury
Information will be added as it becomes available.
Players Playing Through Injuries
Here is the list of players who should exceed their power projections for 2013 because they played through injuries in 2012:
Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Howard, Cameron Maybin, Trevor Plouffe, Justin Upton, Paul Konerko, Dustin Pedroia, Luke Scott, Matt Kemp, Joey Votto, Mike Moustakas, Pablo Sandoval, Carl Crawford, Giancarlo Stanton, Jacoby Ellsbury, Evan Longoria, and Troy Tulowitzki
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