Week 5 MLB Injury Report: Yes McCann

With a month of baseball behinds us, there are many important players on the MLB injury report including an entire Dodgers rotation and fallout from Monday’s 19-inning affair between the A’s and the Angels. Luckily, there are plenty of already-hurt players ready to hit the comeback trail just in time to replace the newly-hurt ones. Let’s take a look at what your lineup is going to be missing this week.

MLB Injury Report
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann 16 connects for a two run RBI double during the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park Steve Mitchell USA TODAY Sports

Didi Gregorius (concussion): Gregorius was placed on the seven-day concussion list Sunday and could return as soon as next week.

Jason Kubel (quad): Kubel will play in rehab games Monday and Tuesday and likely make his DBacks return shortly after that.

Jason Heyward (appendix): Heyward is now likely to be out until the end of May after having an emergency appendectomy last week.

Brian McCann (shoulder): McCann could make his return to the Braves lineup as soon as May 6 against Cincinnati.

Brandon Beachy (elbow): Beachy is likely to begin a rehab assignment as early as next week.

Shane Victorino (back): Victorino will miss his fifth straight game on Tuesday but may play during the Sox’ current series against the Blue Jays.

Joel Hanrahan (hamstring): Hanrahan is likely to return from the DL on Tuesday but is not expected to resume closer duties, at least immediately, with Andrew Bailey pitching well in his absence.

Jeff Keppinger (back): Keppinger has missed the Sox’ last three games but is expected to play Tuesday against the Rangers.

Gavin Floyd (elbow): Floyd has been placed on the 15-day DL and while his MRI came back clean he may miss more than just the 15 days with a strained flexor muscle. Hector Santiago will take over Floyd’s spot and is a nice looking pickup after posting a 2.51 ERA and 1.12 WHIP over 14.1 IP out of the bullpen.

Nick Swisher (shoulder): Swisher will miss Tuesday’s game with a sore shoulder and may miss Wednesday’s game as well. Keep an eye on his status as the week moves along.

Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder): Tulo missed Monday’s game after hurting his shoulder Sunday but could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Jhoulys Chacin (back): Chacin is expected to return to the Rockies rotation on Sunday and is a solid pickup after allowing just four runs over 24.2 IP this season.

Justin Maxwell (hand): Maxwell is out four-to-six weeks with a fractured let hand.

Peter Bourjos (hamstring): Bourjos has been placed on the 15-day DL after straining his hamstring on Monday but should return as soon as he’s eligible.

Erick Aybar (heel): Aybar has begun his rehab assignment and could return as soon as Wednesday but definitely before the weekend.

Ted Lilly (back): Lilly struggled in his second start of the season and is now suffering from tightness in his back. He will undergo an MRI on Tuesday so check his status.

Mark Ellis (quad): Ellis hasn’t played since Friday with a leg injury and may require a DL stint just as he was starting to put up some production.

Chris Capuano (calf): Chris Capuano will make a rehab start on Wednesday and is expected to rejoin the staff by May 6.

Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring): Stanton hurt his leg running to first on Monday against the Mets and will be out “at least a few weeks.”

Aramis Ramirez (knee): Ramirez is expected to return to the Brewers lineup sometime this week depending. Depending how he feels on Tuesday he may even return as soon as Wednesday.

David Wright (neck): Wright was limited to pinch hitting duty Monday after being held out of the lineup with a sore neck but will start Tuesday against the Marlins.

Kevin Youkilis (back): Youk has been placed on the 15-day DL after receiving an epidural injection on Tuesday. Youkilis has now seen time on the DL with back injuries in three consecutive seasons.

Francisco Cervelli (hand): Cervelli has been placed on the 15-day DL with a broken hand and will be replaced on the roster by Yanks top prospect Austin Romine.

Ivan Nova (triceps): Nova has been placed on the 15-day DL with inflammation in his arm and will be replaced in the rotation by David Phelps.

Brett Anderson (ankle): Anderson missed Monday’s start with an ankle injury but ended up pitching 5.1 innings out of the pen in the 19-inning marathon. He had to leave the game with the same injury after possibly making it worse. Anderson is as injury prone as they come so keep an eye on his status moving forward.

Chris Young (quad): Young strained his quad in the A’s 19-inning game Monday and left the game. No word yet on the extent of his injury.

Coco Crisp (hamstring): Crisp also hurt his leg in the 19-inning game, no word yet on the extent of his injury but he’s unlikely to play Tuesday.

Delmon Young (ankle): Young could return to the Phils as early as Wednesday.

Ben Revere (quad): Revere hasn’t played since last Wednesday but may play as soon as Tuesday.

Neil Walker (hand): Walker hasn’t been able to play since Friday after needing stitches in his hand but could return as soon as Thursday for the Bucs.

Pablo Sandoval (elbow): Sandoval had to leave Monday’s game with an elbow injury but is expected to start on Tuesday.

Carlos Beltran (illness): Beltran had to leave Sunday’s game with a stomach virus and missed Monday’s game as well. Check his status before starting him again.

Luke Scott (calf): Scott is expected to return to the Rays’ lineup on Tuesday against the Royals.

R.A. Dickey (neck): Dickey will undergo an MRI for tightness in his neck that has hampered him over this last three starts but is not expected to miss any starts at this time.

Josh Johnson (triceps): Johnson had to skip his start over the weekend but is not likely to be placed on the DL so he could return by the weekend.

Jayson Werth (ankle): Werth will miss Tuesday’s game with an ankle injury but hopes to play in Wednesday’s game against the Braves.

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