MASH Report (3/28/13)

Not as many updates today as I expected. Quite a few players were officially moved to the D.L., but new injuries have been limited over the past few days.

Third base is just seeing a ton of injury issues. I went and looked at an early draft from ESPN. Six of the first eleven draft 3B have a chance of starting the season on the D.L.

(#3 David Wright, #4 Hanley Ramirez, #6 Chase Headley, #8 Brett Lawrie, #9 Pablo Sandoval, #11 David Freese)

Recent injury data

 • Bryce Harper is dealing with a thumb issue which seems to keep getting worse. If he tries to play through it, his production may be down a bit.

 • Jonny Venters will miss an unknown time off right now because of elbow issues. He had Tommy John surgery on the elbow previously and missed time last season because of it. I would assume he doesn’t pitch effectively at all this season and look for backup if he happens to be useful in your league format.

 • David Freese will miss a couple of weeks with his sore back. Again, I am not a fan of back injuries. They just seem to linger forever.

 • Justin Turner strained his calf yesterday and may be out a couple of weeks. More details should be coming out soon on the extent of the injury.

 • Logan Forsythe, Chase Headley‘s replacement, will start the season on the DL also. He has plantar fasciitis in his right foot. Jedd Gyorko will get most of the time at 3B and Alexi Amarista will be the 2B for the Padres as the pair of 3B heal.

 • Wilson Betemit will be out 6 to 8 weeks with a tear in his right knee. He is one of many 3B options headed to the D.L.

Player Return Timetables

Name Injury Injury/Surgery Date Early Return Date Later Return date Status Source(s)
Scott Baker TJS Complications 4/17/12 Late July August Rest (1)
Grant Balfour Knee 2/14/13 Late March Middle April Throwing Games (1)
Brandon Beachy (*) TJS 6/21/12 Mid June Mid June Playing Catch (1)
Lance Berkman Knee 10/1/12 Late March Mid April Playing Games (1)
Wilson Betemit Knee 3/25/13 Late April Mid May Rest (1)
Jeff Bianchi (*) Hip UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Willie Bloomquist Strained Oblique 3/27/13 UNK UNK Rest (1)
Jeremy Bonderman TJS 4/24/12 Late March Late March Throwing Games (1)
Craig Breslow Sore Shoulder 3/7/13 April April Throwing (1)
Tim Byrdak Shoulder Surgery 7/1/12 Early July Early July Bullpen Sessions (1)
Cesar Cabral (**) Elbow fracture UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Edwar Cabrera (**) Shoulder 8/1/12 Mid April Unknown Unknown (1)
Chris Carpenter (**) Nerve 2/5/13 2014 Retire Rest (1)
 Andrew Cashner Thumb laceration 1/25/13 Late March April Throwing Games (1)
Carl Crawford TJS 8/23/12 Late March Early April Playing Games (1)
Jesse Crain Abductor Strain 3/4/13 Late March Early April Bullpen Sessions (1)
Chase d’Arnaud (**) Thumb 2/20/13 Mid May June Rest (1)
John Danks (*) Shoulder 3/15/13 April April Throwing Games (1)
Scott Diamond (*) Elbow Surgery 10/1/12 Mid April May Bullpen Sessions (1)
Kyle Drabek (**) TJS 6/19/12 Mid Season Mid Season Unknown (1)
Stephen Drew Concussion 3/3/13 Late March April Rest (1)
Danny Duffy TJS 6/13/12 Early June All Star Game Throwing (1)
Adam Eaton Strained Elbow 3/22/13 Late April Late May Rest (1)
Neftali Feliz (**) TJS 8/1/12 July August Playing Catch (1)
Logan Forsythe Foot 3/28/13 Mid April May Playing (1)
Frank Francisco Elbow 2/14/13 Late March Early April Throwing (1)
David Freese (*) Back 41353 Early April Late April Rest (1)
Rafael Furcal (*) TJS 3/13/13 2014 2014 Rest (1)
Mat Gamel (**) Knee 2/18/13 2014 2014 Rest (1)
Avisail Garcia (*) Bruised Heel 41355 UNK UNK UNK (1)
Christian Garcia (*) Forearm 3/22/13 April May Rest (1)
Matt Garza Strained Lat 2/21/13 April May Throwing (1)
Jason Giambi Back strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Curtis Granderson Right forearm 2/24/13 Early May Middle May Rest (1)
Taylor Green Hip Strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Corey Hart (*) Right knee surgery 1/26/13 Late May Late May Rest (1)
Chase Headley Broke Thumb 41351 Mid April Late April Rest (1)
Daniel Hudson (**) TJS 41099 July July Throw of mound (1)
Phil Hughes Bulging Disk 41333 Mid April Late April Pitching (1)
Drew Hutchison (**) TJS 8/8/12 August October Rehabilitation (1)
Paul Janish (*) Shoulder Surgery 10/1/12 UNK UNK UNK UNK
Casey Janssen Shoulder Surgery 11/1/13 Late March Mid April Pitching (1)
Derek Jeter Fractured Left Ankle 41183 Mid April Early May 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 Kelly Elbow 3/14/13 Unknown 2014 Rest (1)
Josh Kinney (**) Side 3/10/13 May June Rest (1)
Brett Lawrie Ribs 41340 Mid April Late April Exercise (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 41010 May June Throwing off mound (1)
Shawn Marcum Shoulder 41353 Late March Mid March Throwing (1)
Nick Masset Shoulder Surgery 9/7/12 Unknown Unknown Throwing (1)
Jeff Mathis Broken Collarbone 2/23/13 Early May Early May Rest (1)
Brian McCann (*) Torn labrum 7/4/12 Late April May Batting Practice (1)
Franklin Morales Bulging Disk 3/15/13 Early April Late April Rest (1)
Logan Morrison Knee 41153 Mid May Early June Light Training (1)
Charlie Morton TJS 6/21/12 June Unknown Throwing (1)
Jason Motte Elbow Strain 3/23/13 Early March Late March Rest (1)
Daniel Murphy Intercostal Strain 3/18/13 Early April Late April Running bases (1)
David Ortiz Achilles 3/3/13 April April Hitting (1)
Juan Oviedo TJS 9/6/12 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 5/1/12 Late March April Throwing (1)
Chris Perez Strained Shoulder 3/1/13 Late March Early April Rest (1)
Luis Perez (**) TJS 7/1/12 Early July Early September Rest UNK
Martin Perez Broken Forearm 3/3/13 Late April Late May Rest (1)
Michael Pineda (**) Shoulder Surgery 5/1/12 June Early July Bullpen (1)
Carlos Quentin Knee 41183 Late March Mid April Fielding (1)
Hanley Ramirez Thumb 3/17/13 Early April June Rest (1)
Adam Rosales (*) Thunk 41357 Early April Late April Rest (1)
Clay Rapada Shoulder 3/22/13 April April Bullpen work (1)
Alex Rodriguez (**) Hip surgery 1/16/13 Early July 2014 season Rest (1)
Fernando Rodriguez (**) TJS 3/14/13 2014 2014 Rest (1)
Mark Rodgers (*) Shoulder UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
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 May Throwing off flat ground (1)
Leyson Septimo Shoulder Strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
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)
Ian Stewart Quadricep 2/15/13 April Unknown Everything, but run (1)
Eric Surkamp TJS 7/24/12 Late July September Unknown (1)
Anthony Swarzak (*) Ribs 41299 April May Throw of mound (1)
Mark Teixeira Strained Wrist 3/6/13 Mid May 2014 Rest (1)
Tsuyoshi Wada TJS 5/11/12 May June Throwing off mound (1)
Josh Tomlin (**) TJS 8/22/12 August 2014 Rest (1)
Jonny Venters Elbow Sprain 41359 UNK UNK Rest (1)
Arodys Vizcaino TJS 3/1/12 March June UNK UNK
Joe Wieland (**) TJS 7/27/12 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 5/1/12 May June Unknown UNK
David Wright Intercostal Strain 41343 Late March Early April DH (1)
Delmon Young (*) Right ankle 10/1/12 Mid April Early May Rest (1)

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

Players Returning From Injury

No information yet.

Players Playing Through Injuries

Name Injury Source
Zack Greinke Elbow (1)
Bryce Harper Thumb (1)
Nick Markakis Neck (1)
Russell Martin Shoulder (1)
Will Middlebrooks Wrist (1)
Nolan Reimold Shoulder (1)
Pablo Sandoval Elbow (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, Howie Kendrick, Paul Konerko




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Jeff writes for FanGraphs, The Hardball Times and Royals Review, as well as his own website, Baseball Heat Maps with his brother Darrell. In tandem with Bill Petti, he won the 2013 SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

7 Responses to “MASH Report (3/28/13)”

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  1. Matt says:

    Food for thought: I realize this would represent additional bookkeeping for you Jeff, but I’d love to read an article in the future where you discuss the historical average length of time needed to return to game action for each type of injury listed in the 2nd column from the left. It would be interesting/helpful to know the mean (and maybe even std. dev.?) of how long it has historically taken players to return from, say, an intercostal strain for fantasy purposes.

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  2. Johnny Rockets says:

    What is your source on the Padres news? In the scenario you’ve described above, Jedd’s value is diminished significantly, for the time being, as he will not obtain 2B eligibility.

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  3. dacure says:

    Shawn Marcum’s Late Return Date is before his early return date FYI

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  4. Travis L says:

    Hanley’s line could be updated, out 8 weeks for sure. Didn’t he just have surgery?

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  5. Ryan says:

    “Quite a few players were officially moved to the D.L., but new injuries have been limited over the past few days”

    Johan Santana personally blames you for having to say it:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/sports/baseball/mets-johan-santana-probably-out-for-the-season.html?_r=0

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  6. Scott says:

    Is this going to be a regular column, or will it cease to exist once the season starts? Hope it keeps up.

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  7. Stuck in a Slump says:

    Adam Rosales (*) Thunk 41357 Early April Late April Rest

    Should I assume that he got hurt when he thunked something on April 13, 1957?

    Every player in red has their injury date messed up.

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