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Week 21 MLB Injury Report: Trout, Pujols, Moore

Angels OF Mike Trout Injured
Angels OF Mike Trout Injured

Aug 14, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) reacts after the sixth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Some weeks there are a lot of injury updates, sometimes the injured just stay injured and the healthy stay healthy. Let’s take a look at some minor injuries that will affect your lineup this week and a few major ones that will affect your lineup the rest of the way.

Mike Napoli (foot): Napoli has been out with a sore foot since Friday but should be back for Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s game against the Giants.

Anthony Rizzo (illness): Rizzo sat out Monday’s game with an illness but is not expected to miss an extended period of time. Check his status before gametime.

Jhoulys Chacin (bereavement list): Chacin has been placed on the bereavement list but is expected to be back in time to make his scheduled start on Friday against Miami.

Omar Infante (back): Infante missed Sunday’s game with a stiff back but is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Twins.

Alex Avila (head): Avila continues to recover from a concussion but the Tigers will wait until he has a full symptom-free day before activating him from the 7-day DL.

Lorenzo Cain (oblique): Cain is eligible to come off the DL on Saturday but the latest reports have him missing four-to-six weeks. This means he won’t be back until at least mid-September which leaves Emilio Bonifacio and Jarrod Dyson manning center field for the time being.

Mike Moustakas (calf): Moustakas has only played one game since last Monday but may return to the lineup on Wednesday against the White Sox. Check his status before starting him.

Albert Pujols (foot): Pujols has officially been shut down for the rest of the season. His 2013 totals will remain at .258 BA, 17 HR, 64 RBI, and 49 R.

Howie Kendrick (knee): Kendrick will be eligible to come off the DL on Wednesday but likely won’t be activated until Friday or sometime over the weekend as the Angels want to give him more time to get into game shape.

Mike Trout (hamstring): Trout left Sunday’s game with a sore hammy and sat out Monday’s game against the Indians. He may return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday if he feels healed up enough.

Carlos Gomez (knee): Gomez hasn’t played since last Thursday with a sprained knee but should return by the weekend series against the Reds or even as soon as Wednesday’s game against the Cardinals.

Sam Deduno (biceps): Deduno is dealing with biceps tendinitis but has not officially been ruled out for his scheduled Friday start. At least, not yet.

Jenrry Mejia (elbow): Mejia has been placed on the DL and will likely require season-ending surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow.

Derek Jeter (calf): Jeter will play another simulated game on Tuesday and is expected to run the bases for the first time since landing on the DL for a third time this season. The earliest possible return is over the weekend but the Yankees are unlikely to rush him back since he’s had nothing but leg problems all season.

Bartolo Colon (groin): Colon has been placed on the DL with a strained groin but is not expected to miss more than a couple of weeks barring any setbacks.

Brett Anderson (foot): Anderson is expected to make one more rehab start and rejoin the A’s rotation to replace Bartolo Colon. Though he only made six appearances on the mound earlier this season, Anderson owns a rough 6.21 ERA and 1.62 WHIP.

John Lannan (knee): Lannan has been placed on the DL with tendinosis in his knee and there’s no timetable for his return. There’s a good chance he misses the rest of the season.

Jonathan Pettibone (arm): Pettibone is expected to make just one more rehab start this week and then rejoin the Phillies rotation over the weekend.

Starling Marte (finger): Marte sat out Monday’s game against the Padres with a finger injury but may be back as soon as Tuesday.

Michael Morse (wrist): Morse hasn’t played since Saturday with a sore wrist and may need to rest a bit more. Since coming off the DL on July 30, Morse is batting just .161 with a home run.

Matt Moore (elbow): Moore is expected to miss at least 10 more days before returning in the last series of August or the first series of September.

Alexi Ogando (shoulder): Ogando may only have to miss one start with an inflamed nerve in his shoulder but the chance of landing on the DL remains on the table. Keep an eye on his status this week.

Taylor Jordan (back): Jordan has been placed on the DL and will be shut down for the rest of the season with a back injury.

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