MASH Report (4/8/13)

Today’s MASH report is the first a couple players, Hughes and Tillman, returning from the disabled list. I will give pitcher velocities right after they come back and then re-examine then after a few games.

Recent injury data

 • Aramis Ramirez is out at least 2 weeks with a knee injury worse than the one he had in spring training.

 • Freddie Freeman is out 3-4 weeks with an oblique strain.

 • Yu Darvish (finger blister) and Hiroki Kuroda (finger) may or may not make their next starts.

 • Brian Roberts is out 2-4 weeks will a ruptured tendon in his knee.

 • John Lackey will probably end up on the DL later this week. Not a loss and should be easily replaced.

 • In other irrelevant starter news, Travis Blackley was placed on the DL with with sore back.

 • And another #5 starter bites the dust as Scott Kazmir is out a few weeks with an abdominal strain.

Several players are returning from the in the next couple of days.

 • David Freese will return today.

 • Jose Bautista hopes to play Tuesday after dealing with a sore ankle

 • Andrelton Simmons may return tonight.

 • Chad Billingsley likely will join the Dodgers rotation this Wednesday.

 • Stephen Drew‘s return was pushed back to Wednesday.

Player Return Timetables

Name Injury Injury/Surgery Date Early Return Date Later Return date Status Source(s)
Tony Abreu (*) Quad Strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Henderson Alvarez (*) Shoulder UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Scott Baker (**) TJS Complications 04/17/12 Late July August Rest (1)
Darwin Barney (*) Cut Knee 03/31/13 Mid April Late April Rest (1)
Brandon Beachy (*) TJS 06/21/12 Mid June Mid June Playing Catch (1)
Wilson Betemit (*) Knee 03/25/13 Late April Mid May Rest (1)
Jeff Bianchi (*) Hip UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Chad Billingsley (*) Finger 03/07/13 Mid April Early May Rehab starts (1)
Travis Blackley (*) Back 04/06/13 Late April Early May Rest (1)
Willie Bloomquist (*) Strained Oblique 03/27/13 UNK UNK Rest (1)
Craig Breslow (*) Sore Shoulder 03/07/13 April April Throwing (1)
Cesar Cabral (**) Elbow fracture UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Edwar Cabrera (**) Shoulder 08/01/12 Mid April Unknown Unknown (1)
Chris Carpenter (**) Nerve 02/05/13 2014 Retire Rest (1)
Jose Ceda (**) TJS 04/01/12 UNK UNK UNK UNK
Chase d’Arnaud (**) Thumb 02/20/13 Mid May June Rest (1)
James Darnell (*) Strained Oblique UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
John Danks (*) Shoulder 03/15/13 April April Throwing Games (1)
Cole De Vries (*) Forearm strain 03/20/13 Mid April May Rest (1)
Scott Diamond (*) Elbow Surgery 10/01/12 Mid April May Bullpen Sessions (1)
Kyle Drabek (**) TJS 06/19/12 Mid Season Mid Season Unknown (1)
Stephen Drew (***) Concussion 03/03/13 March 10th April Rest (1)
Danny Duffy (*) TJS 06/13/12 Early June All Star Game Throwing (1)
Adam Eaton (*) Strained Elbow 03/22/13 Late April Late May Rest (1)
Scott Elbert (*) Elbow Surgery 01/01/13 UNK UNK UNK UNK
Nathan Eovaldi (*) Shoulder UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Josh Fields (*) Forearm strain 04/04/13 UNK UNK UNK UNK
Neftali Feliz (**) TJS 08/01/12 July August Playing Catch (1)
Logan Forsythe (*) Foot 03/28/13 Mid April May Playing (1)
Frank Francisco (*) Elbow 02/14/13 Mid April Mid April Throwing (1)
Freddie Freeman (*) Oblique 04/06/13 Late April Mid May Rest (1)
Rafael Furcal (*) TJS 03/13/13 2014 2014 Rest (1)
Mat Gamel (**) Knee 02/18/13 2014 2014 Rest (1)
Avisail Garcia (*) Bruised Heel 03/22/13 UNK UNK UNK (1)
Christian Garcia (*) Forearm 03/22/13 April May Rest (1)
Matt Garza (*) Strained Lat 02/21/13 April May Throwing (1)
Jason Giambi (*) Back strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Didi Gredorius (*) Elbow UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Curtis Granderson (*) Right forearm 02/24/13 Early May Middle May Rest (1)
Taylor Green (*) Hip Strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Corey Hart (*) Right knee surgery 01/26/13 Late May Late May Rest (1)
Chase Headley (*) Broke Thumb 03/18/13 Mid April Late April Rest (1)
Frank Herrmann (**) TJS 03/01/13 UNK UNK UNK UNK
Daniel Hudson (**) TJS 07/09/12 July July Throw of mound (1)
Drew Hutchison (**) TJS 08/08/12 August October Rehabilitation (1)
Brandon Inge (*) Shoulder UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Paul Janish (*) Shoulder Surgery 10/01/12 UNK UNK UNK UNK
Derek Jeter (*) Fractured Left Ankle 10/01/12 May 1st Mid May Catch (1)
Steve Johnson (*) Lat strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Ryan Kalish (**) Shoulder Surgery 01/25/13 Early April Unknown Rest (1)
Jeff Karstens (*) Shoulder 02/01/13 April April Batting Practice (1)
Scott Kazmir (*) Abdominal Strain 04/04/13 Late April May Rest (1)
Casey Kelly (**) Elbow 03/14/13 Unknown 2014 Rest (1)
Josh Kinney (**) Side 03/10/13 May June Rest (1)
Casey Kotchman Hamstring 04/04/13 Late April May Rest (1)
Brett Lawrie (*) Ribs 03/07/13 Mid April Late April Exercise (1)
Colby Lewis (*) Elbow Surgery 07/01/12 Late May June Throwing (1)
Ted Lilly (*) Shoulder Surgery 09/01/12 April April Pitching (1)
Francisco Liriano (*) Broken humerus 12/01/12 Early April Late May Rest (1)
Ryan Ludwick (*) Shoulder 04/03/13 Early July Early July Rest (1)
Cory Luebke (**) TJS 05/23/12 July July Unknown (1)
Ryan Madson (*) TJS 04/11/12 May June Throwing off mound (1)
Joe Mahoney (*) Intercostal Strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Shawn Marcum (*) Shoulder 03/20/13 Mid April Mid April Rest, again (1)
Fernando Martinez (*) Strained Oblique UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Nick Masset (*) Shoulder Surgery 09/07/12 Unknown Unknown Throwing (1)
Jeff Mathis (*) Broken Collarbone 02/23/13 Early May Early May Rest (1)
Brian McCann (*) Torn labrum 07/04/12 Late April May Batting Practice (1)
Dustin McGowan (**) Shoulder UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Jerry Mejia (*) Elbow Sprain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Franklin Morales (*) Bulging Disk 03/15/13 Early April Late April Rest (1)
Logan Morrison (**) Knee 09/01/12 Late May June Light Training (1)
Charlie Morton (*) TJS 06/21/12 June Unknown Throwing (1)
Jason Motte (*) Elbow Strain 03/23/13 Early April Late April Rest (1)
Hiroyuki Nakajima (*) Strained hamstring 03/28/13 Mid April Mid April Rest (1)
Jeff Niemann (*) Shoulder 04/07/13 May 2014 Tests (1)
David Ortiz (*) Achilles 03/03/13 Mid April Early May Hitting (1)
Juan Oviedo (**) TJS 09/06/12 September 2014 Rest (1)
Felipe Paulino (**) TJS 07/03/12 Early July Early July Throwing (1)
Luis Perez (**) TJS 07/01/12 Early July Early September Rest UNK
Martin Perez (*) Broken Forearm 03/03/13 Late April Late May Rest (1)
Brett Pill (*) Knee UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Michael Pineda (**) Shoulder Surgery 05/01/12 June Early July Bullpen (1)
Armamis Ramierez (*) Knee 41370 Late April Early May Rest (1)
Hanley Ramirez (*) Thumb 03/17/13 Early April June Rest (1)
Brian Roberts (*) Knee 04/06/13 Late April Mid May Rest (1)
Adam Rosales (*) Thunk 03/24/13 Early April Late April Rest (1)
Alex Rodriguez (**) Hip surgery 01/16/13 Early July 2014 season Rest (1)
Fernando Rodriguez (**) TJS 03/14/13 2014 2014 Rest (1)
Mark Rodgers (*) Shoulder UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Cody Ross (*) Strained Leg 01/06/13 April April Jogging (1)
Johan Santana (**) Back 02/25/13 2014 2014 Rest (1)
Luke Scott (*) Calf Strain 03/31/13 Mid April Mid May Rest (1)
Leyson Septimo (*) Shoulder Strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Alfredo Silverio (**) Fractured Clavicle UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Michael Schwimer (*) Shoulder UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Joakim Soria (*) TJS 04/02/12 Late May Early June Playing Catch (1)
Ian Stewart (*) Quadricep 02/15/13 April Unknown Everything, but run (1)
Eric Surkamp (*) TJS 07/24/12 Late July September Unknown (1)
Andrew Taylor (*) Torn labrum UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Mark Teixeira (*) Strained Wrist 03/06/13 May 1st Mid June Rest (1)
Josh Tomlin (**) TJS 08/22/12 August 2014 Rest (1)
Jonny Venters (*) Elbow Sprain 03/26/13 Mid May UNK Rest (1)
Arodys Vizcaino (**) TJS 03/01/12 March June UNK UNK
Joe Wieland (**) TJS 07/27/12 Early August 2014 Catch (1)
Tsuyoshi Wada (**) TJS 05/11/12 May June Throwing off mound (1)
Alex White (**) Likely TJS 04/04/13 2014 2014 UNK (1)
Blake Wood (**) TJS 05/01/12 May June Unknown UNK
Tim Wood (*) Rotator cuff strain UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Delmon Young (*) Right ankle 10/01/12 Mid April Early May Rest (1)

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

Players Returning From Injury

Phil Hughes is back pitching after some back issues. While the results of the his first game back weren’t great (4 runs in 4 innings), he did strikeout 4 batters, walked none and his velocity was consistent with past results:

Also, Chris Tillman returned with worse results. He made it only 3.2 innings and gave up 5 Hits (1 HR), four strikeouts and walks and 5 total runs. His velocity was close to where it ended up last season around 92 mph.

Players Playing Through Injuries

Name Injury Source
Carlos Beltran Toe (1)
Zack Greinke Elbow (1)
Bryce Harper Thumb (1)
Nick Markakis Neck (1)
Russell Martin Shoulder (1)
Will Middlebrooks Wrist (1)
Daniel Murphy Intercostal (1)
Albert Pujols Foot (1)
Nolan Reimold Shoulder (1)
Pablo Sandoval Elbow (1)
David Wright Intercostal (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.

14 Responses to “MASH Report (4/8/13)”

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  1. JT Grace says:

    Freeman is said to only be out for 2 weeks, not 3 – 4 weeks.

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  2. Chief Keef says:

    Kuroda is pitching today.

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  3. Steve says:

    Sadly, I think the “Later return date” for Johan should be “Never”.

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  4. Metsox says:

    Yeah, curious to hear why you put Freeman’s absence at 3-4 weeks. That would hurt….

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  5. jfree says:

    Aramis Ramirez has been playing injured since April 1970 and just went on the DL??

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  6. Brown says:

    does anyone out there know an update on Taylor Green from the Brewers?

    was hoping he’d be activated soon with the Brewers rash of injuries.

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  7. Boots says:

    Whats the word on Jared Weaver? Any updates?

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  8. Jonathan Sher says:

    I’d be surprised if Roberts returns so soon. It is rare for someone to rupture the tendon behind the knee (called the popliteus tendon) but the little research I found suggests a return to full use in about 7 weeks. Perhaps it was just a partial rupture, but Oriole fans may want to brace for more than 4 weeks.

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  9. Chcago Mark says:

    Was flipping through the player pages and saw Max Scherzer fb velo down 2.5 ticks. I know it’s one start but he had shoulder problems at the end of last year. Something I’ll be watching, and commenting on after his next start.
    I also see Lester velo up to 2011 levels. Is he back?
    Thanks as usual Jeff. This is about the best regular read I do.

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  10. Scott says:

    Corey Hart is moving to the 60 day DL.

    Eligible to return May 30.

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  11. pounded clown says:

    Brain Roberts …walking wound. sheesh

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