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It’s been a busy injury week with stars like Carlos Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez, David Wright, Derek Jeter, and Yadier Molina falling victim to the injury bug – let’s take a look at who’s out and who’s on the mend in this week’s injury rundown.
Trevor Cahill (hip): After struggling in his last rehab start (6 ER, 4.1 IP), Cahill will likely get one more minor league outing before returning to the rotation some time next week.
Carlos Gonzalez (finger): CarGo has only started four of the Rockies’ last 11 games with a sprained finger and may have to go on the DL if his pain doesn’t subside.
Omar Infante (ankle): Infane will begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday and may return to the Tigers’ lineup as soon as Detroit’s weekend series against the Yankees depending on how things go.
Salvador Perez (concussion): Perez is on the 7-day concussion DL and will be re-evaluated later this week. The Royals will likely be cautious with the young catcher since concussions can be devastating for a catcher’s career.
Howie Kendrick (knee): Kendrick was diagnosed with a sprained knee after being helped off the field on Monday and will undergo an MRI. Considering he’s walking on crutches there’s a good chance a DL stint may be necessary.
Hanley Ramirez (shoulder): Ramirez left Sunday’s game with a jammed shoulder and will undergo an MRI on Tuesday. The injury isn’t expected to be serious but he may be held out to rest a bit regardless.
Yovanni Gallardo (hamstring): Gallardo is currently on track to be activated on August 16 against the Reds, a couple of days after he is eligible to come off the DL.
Aramis Ramirez (knee): Ramirez has been out since July 6 but is tentatively expected to be activated this weekend against the Mariners.
Marco Estrada (hamstring): Estrada will make at least one more rehab start on Thursday and may return as soon as next week if that goes well. Estrada has been hit and miss start-to-start, mostly miss. He owns a 5.32 ERA on the season.
Tom Gorzelanny (elbow): Gorzelanny is expected to miss his next start with an elbow contusion but it’s unclear if he’ll have to be placed on the DL yet.
Josh Willingham (knee): Willingham is expected to play some rehab games over the weekend and if all goes well he should rejoin the Twins early next week.
David Wright (hamstring): Wright has been placed on the 15-day DL with a strained hamstring and is expected to miss three-to-five weeks. Top prospect Wilmer Flores has been called up to replace Wright after putting up an impressive .321/.357/.531 line with 15 HR, 86 RBI, 69 R, and 36 2B over 107 games in Triple-A.
Derek Jeter (calf): Jeter has landed on the DL once again, this time after straining his calf. He is expected to miss up to three weeks.
Domonic Brown (concussion): After a couple of rehab games, Brown is expected to be activated from the DL on Wednesday.
Carlos Quentin (knee): Quentin hasn’t played since July 30 and may have to be placed on the DL if he does not improve.
Ryan Vogelsong (hand): Vogelsong is ready to restart his hugely disappointing season on Friday against the Orioles. Vogelsong has a 7.19 ERA and 1.73 WHIP on the season.
Yadier Molina (knee): Molina has been placed on the DL with a knee sprain and there’s currently no timetable for his return.
Desmond Jennings (finger): Jennings has been placed on the DL with a fracture in his finger and there’s no timetable for his return.
Matt Moore (elbow): Moore has been placed on the DL with a sore elbow but doesn’t expect to miss much more than the 15 days he has to sit out.
Alex Cobb (head): Cobb, out since June 15 when he took a line drive off his head, is expected to make at least one more rehab start and could return to the rotation right after that.
J.A. Happ (head/knee): Happ, out since May 7 after also taking a line drive off his head, is expected to make his first start back on Wednesday against the Mariners.
Jayson Werth (groin): Werth was scratched from Monday’s lineup with a groin injury and may sit out a couple more games.
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