• I don’t think Manny Machado‘s knee is close to 100% yet. I timed him to 1B on a double play he sprinted on (5/7, 3rd inning). He got to 1B in 4.6 secs which is a 20, the worst possible scouting rating. The rest of his stats back this lack of speed up. No doubles since returning (51 last season). No stolen base attempts. Three grounded into double plays (1 GDP per 43 PA in 2013, 1 GDP per 14 PA in 2014). Speed score down from 3.7 to 1.4. The knee just can’t be 100% yet.
• Martin Perez is dealing with elbow discomfort.
Martin Perez has discomfort in left elbow. Will miss at least one start and have an MRI.
— Anthony Andro (@aandro) May 11, 2014
His latest PAIN value was at 213 (100 means the pitcher is displaying traits of a hurt pitcher), the highest value for any pitcher this season. He has seen a 8 percentage point drop in his Zone% and a 3 mph drop in his fastball velocity. No surprise the injury news finally came out. For reference, here are the regular pitchers currently with a PAIN score over 100 IP.
As of now, Belt’s estimated absence remains six weeks. Bochy said that the pins likely will be removed after four weeks, and at that time the Giants should know more clearly how long Belt will be sidelined.
I could easily see the rehab go an extra couple of weeks once the pins are gone. We me not se Belt until July.
Sabathia said he first felt the discomfort during last Sunday’s start against Tampa Bay. It was his worst start of the year, and his knee was swollen afterward, but he stayed on turn to make another underwhelming start on Saturday. When his knee grew swollen again, he finally spoke up, and a Sunday morning MRI revealed the problem.
Considering how much Sabathia has struggled this season, it would have been tough to blame the past two games on a new injury.
At the time, the Yankees said that Pineda was expected to return in three to four weeks, but that may have been an optimistic estimate; the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw sustained a similar injury in a March 22 start and did not start again in the big leagues until May 6.
“I’m concerned about the guys I have, not about the guys I don’t have. So until they’re part of this 25-man roster, I’m not concerning myself with them,” McClendon said. “I guess to answer your question, I don’t follow these guys’ sidelines from day to day or how they throw 60 feet. It really doesn’t concern me. When they can get out on that mound and throw 60 feet, 6 inches, then I’m concerned about them.”
Most new injury data is acquired during manager press conferences and McClendon looks like he doesn’t really care about keeping up to date on it. I have not read an updated report on Walker in about two weeks and this quote explains possibly why.
Fastball Velocities for Pitchers Returning from the DL
• Doug Fister‘s looks fine.
• Matt Cain‘s was fine also.
• And Aroldis Chapman‘s was off the charts.
• Finally, I have a little feature I want to run every report, the number of players on the disabled list for each report. So far the trend is just up and up as more pitchers are lost for the season.
Players on the DL
(*) 15 Day Disabled List
(**) 60 Day Disabled List
(***) 7 Day Concussion List
(****) Free Agent
Red colored entries are updates since last report.
Major League Report
Minor League Report
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