2022 MLB Injury Report July 15: Jacob deGrom Nearing Return & Fernando Tatis Jr. Remains Out
Published: Jul 15, 2022
Updated: Jul 15, 2022
The 2022 MLB All-Star Game break is just three days away, but this is not time to cruise. These games are just as important on your trek to a championship, so don’t be lazy this weekend when setting fantasy baseball lineups. The latest MLB injury report is lengthy, as always, as injuries occur pretty much every day. Some of the headlines are injury updates on Jacob deGrom and Fernando Tatis Jr. as they possibly return to fantasy baseball rankings and MLB projections soon. The key, though, is managing these injuries to keep your roster afloat. The best way to manage your MLB injury problems is with our fantasy baseball waiver wire article. Plus, the recent MLB prospect report and the fantasy baseball stock watch are other ways to find injury replacements. Fantasy baseball injuries are a part of the game, but we all deal with them. Be sure to keep an eye on the latest fantasy baseball news for updates to MLB lineups and more injury updates, especially with the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline drawing closer. So, before you get ready for the few days of rest, check out the MLB injury report and get those fantasy baseball lineups set!
Fantasy Baseball MLB Injury Report July 15
Your patience is going to pay off soon fantasy players. Jacob deGrom gave up one unearned run over four innings in his latest rehab start on Thursday. He hasn’t allowed an earned run yet in his three minor league starts, which is great news. He also hasn’t suffered any setbacks, which is even better news. He is certain to have one more minor league start and maybe two before he is going to be activated, but right now I expect deGrom to be back before the end of the month barring a setback.
We don’t have a lot of information yet, but Fernando Tatis Jr. had another scan on his wrist, and it didn’t seem positive. The team is sure to use an abundance of caution with their franchise player and so far all he is doing is dry swings of the bat. Tatis will have to ramp up baseball activities before heading out on a rehab assignment which would be the last step before returning to the team. Unless the Padres come out with some revelation, I am not expecting him back before the end of July like we were all hopeful for.
The Astros' diminutive slugger left Thursday’s game after being hit in the leg by Reid Detmers. Jose Altuve is not being put on the injured list as of now, which makes sense with the All-Star Break just three days away. Altuve might not play Friday, and it wouldn’t be shocking to see him miss the entire weekend, but he seems to have avoided a serious injury and he could be back at any time.
We see it fairly often, and it makes you cringe every time. Josh Donaldson took a fastball off the hand on Thursday, and it didn’t look good. There has been no news from the Yankees yet, but you can be sure that he is going to have x-rays and any other tests to determine the extent of the injury. Donaldson is very unlikely to play this weekend.
We followed his rehab all spring long, and now the news is not good for the Rays' young stud pitcher. Shane Baz was placed on the 15-day injured list with an elbow sprain. The bad news is that it is the same elbow that he had surgery on in March. The worse news is that Baz will try to rest and rehab for four weeks to see if that helps the issue. Considering a rehab assignment would come after that even if that rest is fruitful, we aren’t seeing this guy until September. In redraft leagues, it is probably safe to send him to the waiver wire, as he hasn’t pitched that well this season even when on the mound.
The Rockies' first baseman returned to the lineup on Thursday after missing time with some back tightness. The time off immediately paid dividends as C.J. Cron had two hits, two runs scored, and an RBI. He sure looks like the back isn’t bothering him anymore and you should get him back in your lineups for the last three days before the break.
The MLB leader in stolen bases left the game on Thursday with a mild left groin strain. Jon Berti looked like he tweaked something running the bases, and now that is confirmed. There’s been no talk about a trip to the injured list, so it would appear that this will be a short-term injury. Berti could easily sit out the entire weekend series though for extra rest before the All-Star break so you might want to make other plans for these last three games in your middle infield.
Fantasy managers had another scare from Eloy Jiménez this week as he left the game on Wednesday with a right leg injury. However, the really good news is that the MRI came back clean, and manager Tony LaRussa said he could come back this weekend. Not sure how sharp Mr. LaRussa is anymore, but hey we will take him at his word. It would be smart for the White Sox to sit the guy through the weekend but keep tabs on the lineups to see if he comes back before the break.
Someone who is not returning before the All-Star break is Luis Severino. The Yankees placed their pitcher on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder tightness. While that is not great, the team did not release any information to give us an idea of how long he might be out. New York has an abundance of pitching right now so if this is short-term, it won’t be too crushing. Thankfully for fantasy players nearly an entire week there are no games so Severino could only miss one start if all goes well.
Another guy who is not returning before the break is Frankie Montas. I apologize here, I steered you wrong. I thought he would throw over the weekend in a game, but it was announced on Thursday that he would not start before the break. Instead, he will throw two side sessions and prepare to pitch the first game for the Athletics out of the All-Star break.
The Braves activated their closer from the injured list on Thursday and he immediately went out and collected his 21st save of the year. Kenley Jansen is returning after a couple of weeks with an irregular heartbeat, which is kind of scary because that isn’t an injury that we know a lot about and there could be concern about it recurring. However, he pitched well enough on Thursday and should be back in your lineups ASAP.
One of the Rays' exciting young pitchers is going to return on the Friday after the All-Star break. Luis Patiño had a bad oblique strain in the first inning of his first start this year but is now set to take the mound. He also had a blister issue while on his minor league rehab assignment, but that appears to be cleared as well. Patino has a lot of potential that hasn’t been realized at the Major League level yet, but the stuff is there. He could be a nice mid-season addition if he is available in your league.
The Marlins' All-Star did not play again on Thursday after fouling a ball off of his leg on Tuesday. Garrett Cooper did have x-rays that were negative, which is really good news. He is dealing with a contusion on the inside of his knee, and it will be a pain tolerance thing for him to get back on the field. The Marlins could easily sit him this weekend, so if he is a regular part of your offense you should try to find other plans for these last three days.
This is not the article that the Marlins want to dominate, but another player left the game Thursday. Miguel Rojas suffered a mouth injury, and it sure looked like a tooth flew out of his mouth when O'Neil Cruz slid into second on a steal attempt and stood up right into Rojas mouth. I’m not sure if it was his whole tooth or a portion that might require some dental surgery, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Rojas out of the lineup through the All-Star Break.
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