Every week we’ll dissect who’s ailing at the moment and their prognosis for recovery for the week ahead.
So, let’s examine the medical ward and discuss who’s probably a no-go this week and who may be able to shake off their current malady.
Martin Perez, Texas Rangers
While he hasn’t been placed on the DL, Perez will at least miss with one start with elbow soreness. He could wind up on the disabled list, but for now he is a must sit this week, obviously.
Will Middlebrooks, Boston Red Sox
Middlebrooks missed Sunday game with hand soreness. The Sox say it’s a precautionary move and think he should be fine this week.
CC Sabathia, New York Yankees
And MRI revealed there was some fluid buildup in Sabathia’s knee. As a result, Sabathia is going to the DL.
Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers
Gomez got hit on his left wrist over the weekend, but tests concluded he likely only has a contusion. He should be fine heading into the week
Desmond Jennings, Tampa Bay Rays
Jennings was also hit on the hand and X-rays were negative. He’ll be probable for the week.
Jonathan Papelbon, Philadelphia Phillies
Papelbon, who was not available on Sunday, is suffering from a sore neck. His status was unknown as of Sunday night, so you may want to err on the side of caution.
Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves
A back bruise forced Upton out of Saturday’s game and he also missed Sunday’s game with the ailment. The Braves are treating him as day-to-day.
Aramis Ramirez, Milwaukee Brewers
It is expected that a hamstring injury will land Ramirez o the DL. Even if it doesn’t, you wouldn’t be playing him with that uncertainty.
Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
As Ramirez is about to head to the DL, the Brewers will get the services of Ryan Braun back. Braun is expected to come back Tuesday after previously being on the DL with an oblique injury.
Adam LaRoche, Washington Nationals
A quad injury has now put LaRoche on the DL. He’s an easy sit.
Matt Wieters, Baltimore Orioles
Wieters could be out a long time if his elbow doesn’t heal properly, as he might need major reconstructive surgery. At the minimum, he’s likely out a month or two.
Jorge De La Rosa, Colorado Rockies
Back tightness is forcing De La Rosa out of his Tuesday start, but the plan is for him to start this weekend. Needless to say, start him at your own peril.
Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants
Belt is likely going to be out close to six weeks with a broken thumb. This injury couldn’t have come at a worse time, as Belt was off to a fabulous start.
Juan Uribe, Los Angeles Dodgers
Uribe has now missed three straight games with a hamstring injury. Considering that news and the fact that Uribe is a fringe play outside of NL-only leagues, he’s an advised sit.
Coco Crisp, Oakland A’s
With the news that he’ll likely miss the upcoming White Sox series with neck stiffness, Crisp should be glued to benches.
Omar Infante, Kansas City Royals
A back injury has caused Infante to miss the last five games. He might be back Tuesday, but he would still be a tricky play.
Brett Lawrie, Toronto Blue Jays
Although he’s missed the last six games with a hamstring injury, there is real good chance that Lawrie will be a go this week.
Adam Eaton, Chicago White Sox
Eaton is set to begin his rehab assignment this Wednesday and hopes to rejoin the team this Sunday. So stash him on your bench for one more week.
Devin Mesoraco, Cincinnati Reds
Mesoraco may also come back late in the week (Friday perhaps?) after overcoming a hamstring injury. So, given the few games he would play in, he’s someone you should keep on your bench until you see how he does upon his return.
Starling Marte, Pittsburgh Pirates
Back tightness put Marte on the shelf Sunday night after having to leave Saturday night’s game early. As such, Marte may be a dicey play this week.
Tony Cingrani, Cincinnati Reds
After a bullpen session on Friday that went swimmingly, Cingrani appears ticked to come off the DL this week. He could make his return to the mound this weekend against the Phillies.
Dan Haren, Los Angeles Dodgers
Back stiffness prevented Haren from fielding drills on Friday. However, Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly said Haren will be ‘fine’ for his next start Monday.
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