MASH Report (3/18/13)

I have not had time to go through all the fastball speeds and won’t until I get back from Arizona. Just player and DL updates today and hopefully I can get a full report out later in the week.

Recent injury data

 • Mark Teixeira could need season ending wrist surgery with the best case scenario seeing him ready after May. I would not plan on any production from him this season and draft/bid accordingly.

 • Albert Pujols is now running the bases. This injury concerns me a bit. I guess he will play through the injury if it is not 100% by opening day. He may miss a few days here and there and see a loss in production. Adjust expectations accordingly.

 • David Wright will like miss opening day with a intercostal strain. Daniel Murphy experienced the same injury in mid-Febuary and is now running the bases. He has yet to swing a bat.

 • Roy Halladay claims he is not hurt according to the team’s website

Halladay struggled mightily in 2 2/3 innings Tuesday. He said he was lethargic because of a more intense workout routine and throwing two bullpen sessions before that start. Both Halladay and Dubee have said there are no health issues.

Listen to him talk about it.

 • For the past week, Zack Greinke has been dealing with shoulder soreness. He threw 40 pitches on Sunday. He is iffy for opening day.

 • Wade Miley is dealing with a case of the dead arm.

 • Casey Kelly, the 89th ranked prospect in baseball, will need Tommy John surgery.

 • Fernando Rodriguez is another player looking at needing Tommy John surgery.

 • And Frank Herrmann needs TJS also.

A bunch of teams are reporting some players will likely start the season on the DL.

 • Nick Markakis with a neck tear.

 • Cody Ross with a left calf strain.

 • John Danks with a shoulder injury.

 • Stephen Drew with a concussion.

 • Franklin Morales with a bulging disk in his back.

Player Return Timetables

Name Injury Injury/Surgery Date Early Return Date Later Return date Status Source(s)
Scott Baker TJS 4/17/12 Mid April May In games (1)
Grant Balfour Knee 2/14/13 Late March Middle April Throwing bullpen sessions (1)
Brandon Beachy TJS 6/21/12 Mid June Mid June Playing Catch (1)
Lance Berkman Knee 10/1/12 Late March Mid April Working out (1)
Jeremy Bonderman TJS 04/24/12 Late March Late March Healthy (1)
Craig Breslow Sore Shoulder 03/07/13 April April Throwing (1)
Tim Byrdak Shoulder Surgery 07/01/12 Early July Early July Bullpen Sessions (1)
Edwar Cabrera (**) Shoulder 08/01/12 Mid March Unknown Unknown (1)
Chris Carpenter (**) Nerve 02/05/13 September Retire Rest (1)
 Andrew Cashner Thumb laceration 1/25/13 Late March May Rest (1)
Carl Crawford TJS 8/23/12 Late March Early April Swinging (1)
Jesse Crain Abductor Strain 3/4/13 Late March Early April Bullpen Sessions (1)
John Danks Shoulder 3/15/13 Early April April Throwing Games (1)
Scott Diamond Elbow Surgery 10/1/12 Early April Early May Bullpen Sessions (1)
Kyle Drabek (**) TJS 6/19/12 Mid Season Mid Season Unknown (1)
Stephen Drew Concussion 3/3/13 Unknown Unknown Rest (1)
Danny Duffy TJS 6/13/12 Early June All Star Game Throwing (1)
Neftali Feliz TJS 8/1/12 July August Playing Catch (1)
Frank Francisco Elbow 2/14/13 Late March Early April Throwing (1)
Rafael Furcal TJS 3/13/13 2014 2014 Rest (1)
Mat Gamel Knee 2/18/13 2014 2014 Rest (1)
Matt Garza Strained Lat 2/21/13 April May Throwing (1)
Curtis Granderson Right forearm 2/24/13 Early May Middle May Rest (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)
Phil Hughes Bulging Disk 2/28/13 Late March Middle April Throwing (1)
Drew Hutchison TJS 08/08/12 August October Rehabilitation (1)
Derek Jeter Fractured Left Ankle 10/1/12 Late March Late March Playing Games (1)
Ryan Kalish (**) Shoulder Surgery 1/25/13 Early April Unknown Rest (1)
Jeff Karstens Shoulder 2/1/13 Late March April Batting Practice (1)
Casey Kelley Elbow 3/14/13 Unknown 2014 Rest (1)
Matt Kemp Shoulder 8/1/12 Late March Late March Light Training (1)
Josh Kinney Side 3/10/13 Late April Early May Rest (1)
Brett Lawrie Ribs 3/7/13 Late March Early April Rest (1)
Colby Lewis Elbow Surgery 7/1/12 Late May June Throwing (1)
Francisco Liriano Broken humerus 12/1/12 Early April Late May Rest (1)
Cory Luebke TJS 5/23/12 July July Unknown (1)
Ryan Madson TJS 04/11/12 April May Throwing off mound (1)
Nick Masset Shoulder Surgery 09/07/12 Unknown Unknown Throwing (1)
Jeff Mathis Broken Collarbone 02/23/13 Mid March Mid March Rest (1)
Brian McCann Torn labrum 7/4/12 April April Batting Practice (1)
Franklin Morales Bulging Disk 3/15/13 Early April Late April Rest (1)
Logan Morrison Knee 9/1/12 Late March Late April Light Training (1)
Charlie Morton TJS 06/21/12 June Unknown Throwing (1)
Daniel Murphy Intercostal Strain 03/18/13 Late March Early April Running bases (1)
David Ortiz Achilles 03/03/13 Late March April Hitting (1)
Juan Oviedo TJS 09/06/12 September 2014 Rest (1)
Felipe Paulino (**) TJS 7/3/12 Early July Early July Throwing (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)
Chris Perez Strained Shoulder 03/01/13 Late March Early April Rest (1)
Luis Perez (**) TJS 7/1/12 Early July Early September Rest UNK
Martin Perez Broken Forearm 03/03/13 Late April Late May Rest (1)
Michael Pineda (**) Shoulder Surgery 5/1/12 June Early July Bullpen (1)
Aramis Ramirez Strained Knee 3/5/13 Middle March Late March Rest (1)
Wilson Ramos ACL 5/1/12 Late March Late March Catching (1)
Alex Rodriguez (**) Hip surgery 1/16/13 Early July 2014 season Rest (1)
Fernando Rodriguez TJS 3/14/13 2014 2014 Rest (1)
Cody Ross Strained Leg 1/6/13 Late March Early April Jogging (1)
CC Sabathia Bone Spur 10/1/12 Late March Late March Throwing (1)
Johan Santana Back 2/25/13 Late March Middle April Throwing off mound (1)
George Sherrill TJS 5/1/11 Late April May Bullpen Sessions (1)
Joakim Soria TJS 4/2/12 Late May Early June Playing Catch (1)
Eric Surkamp TJS 07/24/12 Late July September Unknown (1)
Mark Teixeira Strained Wrist 03/06/13 Mid May 2014 Rest (1)
Tsuyoshi Wada TJS 05/11/12 May June Throwing off mound (1)
Josh Tomlin (**) TJS 08/22/12 August 2014 Rest (1)
Joe Wieland (**) TJS 07/27/12 Early August 2014 Catch (1)
Brian Wilson TJS 4/19/12 Unknown Unknown Not ready to pitch (1)
Randy Wolf TJS 10/30/12 2014 2014 Rest (1)
Blake Wood (**) TJS 05/01/12 May June Unknown UNK
David Wright Intercostal Strain 03/10/13 Early April Early May Rest (1)
Delmon Young Right ankle 10/1/12 Mid April Early May Rest (1)

(*) 15 Day Disabled List
(**) 60 Day Disabled List

Pitchers with Velocity Drops

No updates this report

Players Returning From Injury

No information yet.

Players Playing Through Injuries

Name Injury Source
Hanley Ramirez Shoulder (1)
Will Middlebrooks Wrist (1)
Nolan Riemold Shoulder (1)
Russell Martin Shoulder (1)

Here is the list of players who should exceed their power projections for 2013:

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. New additions: Dustin Ackley, Matt LaPorta and Howie Kendrick

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Jeff writes for RotoGraphs, The Hardball Times, Rotowire, Baseball America, and BaseballHQ. He has been nominated for two SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis and won it in 2013 in tandem with Bill Petti. He has won three FSWA Awards including on for his MASH series. In his first season in Tout Wars, he won the H2H league. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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Tom B
Tom B

Is that injury table kept updated somewhere around here? A tool like that would be very useful.