There are just two months left in the fantasy baseball season, and unfortunately, the injury concerns never cease. Our fantasy baseball lineups are facing difficulties each and every day to put the best team forward with guys going down daily. To help fill those voids we have the fantasy baseball waiver wire article here and the two-start/streaming pitcher article for you as well. So before you go and set those lineups, let’s take a look at the latest fantasy baseball injury report. 



Fantasy Baseball MLB Injury Report August 1


Jacob deGrom – FINALLY! We have followed him every step of the way, but deGrom is set to return to the Mets rotation on Tuesday. Get your lineups set accordingly now and it should be a good one as he faces the lowly Nationals. Fingers crossed this is the last time the Mets ace is featured in this article. 



Trevor Story – The Red Sox slugger was diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his right wrist over the weekend. Story is going to be shut down from swinging for 10-14 days but expect his absence to be longer than that. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see Story miss the majority of the month of August. 



Alek Manoah – It appears that the scare from Friday night is just a scare and Manoah is feeling better after being hit with a comebacker a couple days ago. The x-rays came back negative, and he was diagnosed with just a contusion. It would appear that he is going to avoid the injured list and likely will pitch again sometime this week. 



Julio Rodríguez – Despite the x-ray coming back negative after being hit by a pitch, Rodriguez is still on the 10-day injured list. Reports are that the area is still quite swollen, and he won’t be able to swing a bat for at least five days. This is starting to feel like this might be a longer stay on the injured list than the minimum ten days.  



Corey Seager – The earlier reports seemed like Seager’s leg injury wasn’t going to be too serious after he fouled a ball off his leg. He hasn’t played since Thursday night, and at this point you might think that he could still end up on the injured list. There’s only so much longer that this can go though, and Seager should play sometime this week. 



Yadier Molina – The Cardinals catcher will be returning from the injured list on Tuesday even after being hit on the hand by a pitch on his rehab assignment over the weekend. Well, general manager John Mozeliak did say that fans could “pencil” Molina into Tuesday’s lineup so if you have weekly lineup moves, you might want to wait one more week to put Molina back into your lineup unless the guy you have been using in his absence has been awful. 



Bobby Witt Jr. – Stop me if you heard this one before, but Bobby Witt left the game on Sunday after being hit on the hand with a pitch. It was just about a month ago where it happened again, and he missed some time. According to beat writer Lynn Worthy though, Witt didn’t even undergo x-rays and should be fine. He could miss a day or two at the most, but it looks like Witt dodged a worse injury, and also maybe he should wear batting gloves with more protection. 



Kris Bryant – I have had my fill of including this guy in this article, but I have a feeling that this won’t be the last time. Bryant left Sunday’s game with soreness in the foot where he was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. He is trying to manage the pain, but I won’t be shocked if he hits the injured list here. 



Freddy Peralta – Some good news on the injury front here, Peralta is going to return to the big leagues this week. Not only will he return, but he will do it with a start against the Pirates. It hasn’t been confirmed which day he will start yet but be sure to take care of the roster move today so you are set to bring back Peralta whenever he takes the hill. 



Rich Hill – Another pitcher returning this week will be Hill. He only threw 52 pitches in his last rehab start, so he might not go a long way when he returns on Tuesday. He is also going against the Astros, so while I wouldn’t start Hill this week, he is someone you can use in the coming days as he is back from a knee injury. 



Ty France – The Mariners catalyst felt renewed soreness in his left wrist during Saturday's game and did not play on Sunday. However, manager Scott Servais said that an MRI had come back clean, and that France would avoid the injured list. There is still a chance that he doesn’t play until mid-week if the team gives him a couple more days to rest as they are actually in contention. But you should be able to put France back into your lineups by Wednesday. 



Thairo Estrada – The Giants infielder was hit on the head with a pitch on Saturday and was placed on the 7-day concussion injured list on Sunday. This one might last longer than the minimum as you never really know how a player will return from a concussion. You’ll definitely need a replacement at middle infield this week, and it might be longer than that too. 



Tyler O’Neill – Man, he has had a hell of a time trying to stay on the field. O’Neill’s injury riddled season continues as he was pulled out of Saturday's game with leg cramps and did not play Sunday. However, he wasn’t placed on the injured list, and nothing about this seems serious. You might want to be cautious if you have weekly roster moves, but this should be a day-to-day thing and it wouldn’t surprise me if he was in there for the Cardinals next game. 



Garrett Cooper – The Marlins slugger began a rehab assignment on Saturday, collecting a hit on Sunday. He was slumping badly before the wrist injury, but Cooper is still having a good season and is worth a look if he was dropped in your league. 



Matt Manning – Another pitcher returning Tuesday will be Manning. He threw 5.2 scoreless innings last week in his final rehab start and threw 85 pitches. He hasn’t pitched since mid-April, so it is hard to say what you can expect from him. He is far from a sure thing but could be a pitcher worth looking at as we have hit August and the waiver wire is getting thinner. 



Miguel Sanó – Well he played in three whole games before ending back up on the injured list. This time it is called knee inflammation, but the problem is it is the same knee that he missed the majority of the season on. There isn’t a timetable for him to return right now, but Sano is hitting .083 in 20 games in 2022 so let’s just cut him to the wire and be done with him. 



Josh Naylor – He was given the day off Friday, was a late scratch on Saturday, and then was not in the lineup on Sunday with soreness in his ankle. There is no talk about putting him on the injured list, so that would lead me to believe that Naylor should be back in the lineup in the next day or two. This doesn’t appear to be a long-term problem and the 2022 surprise should be back in your lineup soon. 


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