2017 Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Apr. 28 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Apr. 28
Howard Bender
Zach Britton Headshot

Britton (forearm) walked two batters, allowed a run and recorded just two outs over 28 pitches in a rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie on Friday.

We'll have to wait and see if this poor outing from Britton forces the Orioles to delay his return and keep him in the minors for another rehab appearance. He'll need at least a day of rest after throwing that many pitches, so expect an update from the Orioles over the weekend.
9:16 pm (EST)
Joe Panik Headshot

Panik is playing second base and batting leadoff Friday against the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

This will be the second time Panik has hit in the leadoff spot this season, going 2-for-4 with two doubles in his first stint atop the order. Manager Bruce Bochy mentioned Panik, along with Brandon Belt, as possible leadoff hitters against right-handed pitchers, so he should continue to see favorable placement in the lineup against righties if he keeps producing.
8:48 pm (EST)
Madison Bumgarner Headshot

Bumgarner has been officially diagnosed with a Grade 2 shoulder sprain, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports Friday.

Sprains aren't typically associated with two-month long rehabilitation periods, but it's important to remember "sprain" is just a fancy medical word for "tear." While Bumgarner won't need surgery, the injury he suffered is a severe one. Currently, the Giants have him on a tentative timetable shooting for a return near the All-Star break.
8:41 pm (EST)
Jake Lamb Headshot

Lamb is not in the lineup Friday against the Rockies.

Lamb will take a seat for the second time in four games as southpaw Kyle Freeland toes the rubber for the Rockies. Daniel Descalso will start at third in his stead.
8:38 pm (EST)
Brandon Drury Headshot

Drury (knee) is batting fifth and playing second base Friday against the Rockies.

After sitting out Thursday's game with a jammed knee, Drury is back in the lineup for the Diamondbacks. The 24-year-old is off to a nice start at the plate this season, slashing .310/.372/.394 with seven runs and seven RBI through 20 games.
8:30 pm (EST)
Max Muncy Headshot

Muncy signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Muncy, a 26-year-old utility man, was a non-roster invitee with the A's this spring, though he didn't make the team and was eventually released at the end of spring training. He has a career major league slash line of .195/.290/.321 across two seasons (96 games) with the A's. Muncy was added to Triple-A Oklahoma City's roster, where he'll likely spend the year.
8:24 pm (EST)
Scott Darling Headshot

Darling was traded from the Blackhawks to the Hurricanes on Friday in exchange for a 2017 third-round draft pick.

With Darling set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and the Blackhawks reportedly unlikely to re-sign him, the Hurricanes decided to get a head start on free agency and own exclusive negotiating rights on a goalie who they have clearly had their eye on. The 28-year-old was very solid in the 32 appearances he made covering for Corey Crawford, compiling a 18-5-5 record to go with a .924 save percentage and 2.38 GAA. Assuming Darling signs with the Hurricanes before he hits the open market, it could signal the end of the Cam Ward era in Carolina and would likely give Darling the first opportunity to be an everyday starter in his career.
8:16 pm (EST)
Xavier Cedeño Headshot

Cedeno had a PRP injection in his forearm Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Cedeno will be held out of baseball activities for the next month as a result. Although the 29-year-old will be forced to miss at least two months rehabbing, he's still hopeful to make a return to major league action during the second half of the season. Danny Farquhar should be the Rays' primary bullpen option against left-handed batters while Cedeno remains sidelined, though that may change.
8:13 pm (EST)
Daniel Mengden Headshot

Mengden (foot) will throw live batting practice at extended spring training Saturday, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Mengden's throwing sessions have gone well, and this will be the next step on the road back from foot surgery. Mengden will likely require a minor league rehab stint before he can return to the majors, but a return in the first half of May is looking possible.
7:55 pm (EST)
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