Just a couple injury updates and a few reports on players returning from injuries sustained in 2012.
Recent injury data
• Corey Hart has stated his return to the field may be in late April instead of late May as originally reported. No matter what the timetable, his owners will need to find a replacement until he returns.
• The Dodgers are unhappy with Hanley Ramirez playing 3B and DH for the Dominican Republic team. The Dodgers are wanting him to play more shortstop before the season begins. Also, he has DH’ed in order to rest an injured shoulder. The shoulder injury news scares me off a bit. I was somewhat high on him entering the season, but I would now move his ranking down into at least the 4th round in 12 team drafts. A player should at least be healthy to be 2nd and 3rd round pick.
Player Return Timetables
|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 April||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
This offseason, Billingsley is coming off a partially torn elbow ligament, the kind that usually requires Tommy John surgery and a year off to rehab. But Billingsley instead chose a conservative treatment with a pair of platelet-rich plasma injections and rest.
I just don’t see Billingsley lasting too long into 2013 before he misses more time. One good note from his recovery, he touched 94 mph on his fastball which would be near his highs from 2012.
• Sergio Santos is also feeling fine after shoulder surgery. He wants to be in the Blue Jays closer discussion. Manager John Gibbons will rule later on who will get the closer role. Santos might be worth a late round Saves flier.
Players Playing Through Injuries
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
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