DL on the DL: Estimated Return Times

Here are some estimated return times and some additional information on a subset of players on the DL. At some point in the near future this information will be available for all players at all times here at Fangraphs. For now, I will have to provided the information via articles.

Ted Lilly – Late April
Lance Berkman – Late April return, for now. The knee keeps acting up and with the Astros off to their stellar start, the team will not rush him back
J.C. Romero – Late April – Rehabbing with A team
Brad Lidge – Late April – Rehabbing with A team
Alex Gordon – Late April
Joey Devine – Late April
Coco Crisp – Late April
Aaron Hill – Late April
Daisuke Matsuzaka – Late April – He has said he is ready to pitch
Russell Branyan – Late April – Playing for AA team, but has yet to make back-to-back starts
Joe Blanton – Late April Early May. First rehab start to be on 4/20
Ian Kinsler – Late April/Early May
Freddy Sanchez – Late April/Early May
Cliff Lee – Early May
Jimmy Rollins – Early May
Carlos Beltran – May
Kerry Wood – May
Daniel Murphy – May
J.P. Howell – May
Huston Street – May at the earliest
Chien-Ming Wang – June
Erik Bedard – June at the earliest
Edinson Volquez – June/July return at the earliest
Brandon Webb – Unknown Timetable – May at the absolute earliest
Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Unknown
Joe Nathan – Out for season – Hopefully the 8% of teams that still own him in Yahoo are keeper leagues




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  1. bonestock94 says:

    Berkman was medically cleared today and hopes to play Tuesday.

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  2. uncle hulka says:

    Miguel Montero?

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  3. Sal says:

    Cliff Lee?

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  4. Billy Beane says:

    Wuertz/Devine?

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  5. anon says:

    brian roberts?

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    • Jeff Zimmerman says:
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      For the rest I will try to get through some more in a couple of days.

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  6. RoyPhillyday says:

    Lance Berkman – Late April return, for now. The knee keeps acting up and with the Astros off to their stellar start, the team will not rush him back
    Am I missing something here?

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  7. Redneck says:

    According to what I’ve read, Bedard could potentially be activated in mid-late May. Not that it’s for sure or even likely, but at the very least it’s possible, which makes the “June at the earliest” assessment too pessimistic.

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  8. Joeiq says:

    Jordan Zimmerman also to miss the year.

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