It is another weekend in the fantasy baseball world, and unfortunately, I am here to probably give you more bad news. It is the MLB injury report, and as I have probably said several times this season this is the single biggest hurdle, we all face when setting our fantasy baseball lineups and bringing home that championship. Fear not, FA faithful, we have the fantasy baseball waiver wire article here for you to help you fill some of these holes. So let’s see who is out, who is on the way back, and who we are still waiting for more news on in the world of MLB injuries. 




Fantasy Baseball MLB Injury Report July 29


When this guy gets injured, he doesn’t go small. Mike Trout was diagnosed during the week with costovertebral dysfunction which sounds horrible, and it isn’t that good. He has no timetable for return, and he is not even doing any baseball activities right now. While Trout is saying the talk of him missing the rest of the season is overblown, this is not something to mess around with. If the Angels do sell off some pieces at the trade deadline, what would be their motivation to bring Trout back this season? This is a situation to monitor closely!



Hopefully this will be the last time he is featured in this article this season. Jacob deGrom made his final rehab start on Wednesday and allowed four runs over four innings while striking out six and throwing 67 pitches. This puts him in line to start for the Mets next week and although it could be shortened some due to a pitch count, he is likely to face the lowly Nationals his next time to the mound. 



One of the Blue Jays studs George Springer left the game on Thursday with an elbow injury, and he didn’t look comfortable leaving the field. It has been deemed an elbow injury, and as of right now the only news that we have is that Springer isn’t doing that badly. I would think he would be sent for an MRI, but the fact that he wasn’t immediately placed on the injured list is a good sign. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him miss a game or two, but let’s hope this isn’t a long-term thing. 



In a late game on Thursday, Corey Seager fouled a ball off his leg, and he was unable to finish the game. Or maybe the Rangers took him out to be cautious. The diagnosis right now is a contusion, so it doesn’t appear like this will be something to send him to the injured list. Those of you with daily roster moves might want to pay close attention to the Rangers lineup today to be sure if he is in it or not, but I would be shocked if he isn’t in the lineup at some point this weekend. 





He has about completed his return from an elbow injury as Edward Cabrera threw five innings in his last rehab start while striking out seven and not allowing a run. He has had a very successful time on the road back from tendonitis, and he should be taking the mound for the Marlins next week when his turn comes up. Check your waiver wire to see if he was dropped when he was hurt and grab him if you can. 



Dustin May is getting closer to a return for the Dodgers as he threw three shutout innings on Thursday for Triple-A. He also struck out six and threw 46 pitches. May has not pitched yet this season in the Majors as he is returning from Tommy John Surgery. Given that he only threw 46 pitches, I would say that he is going to require one more rehab start before taking the mound for Los Angeles but see if for some reason he isn’t picked up in your league now before it is too late. 



Joe Barlow was removed from the closer’s role for the Rangers before he went on the injured list for a blister problem, but Barlow is set to go on a rehab assignment over the weekend as he works his way back to the Majors. He did have 13 saves in the first half before the wheels fell off in early July when he allowed a run in three of four appearances and blew consecutive saves. I would think the time off would help him mentally and I believe he will get the job back. Brett Martin has been a disaster in the closer’s role. 



A damaging blow to the Cinderella Orioles as Tyler Wells will hit the 15-day injured list with left side discomfort. I don’t like this kind of injury for a pitcher, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him miss more than the 15 days. We can await more news from the team about the severity of the injury, but try to stash the surprising starter if you can. 



Pitching for Triple-A Sugar Land (which can’t be a real place right?), Lance McCullers threw three innings and 52 pitches in a rehab start. He allowed two runs, but most importantly came out of it without an injury. He isn’t going to return after this start, but I would say one or two more and McCullers will rejoin the Astros. He could be a great weapon for your fantasy team down the stretch if he gets right. 


Josh Jung, TEX

One of the more exciting young prospects in baseball, Josh Jung began a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday and will make his Major League debut in August at some point after it looked possible that he would miss the whole season with a torn labrum back in February. This kid has a big stick but also hits for a solid average and is definitely someone you should be checking your waiver wire for before too long. 



This one probably isn’t good. MacKenzie Gore had been shipped to the Padres bullpen anyway, but Gore is on the 15-day injured list with elbow inflammation. We have not heard the extent of the injury yet, but the early vibe is that he is going to miss a chunk of time. With him not being a starter at the moment anyway, you can probably offload Gore to the waiver wire in redraft leagues as his bright future might be dimmed for much of the rest of 2022. 

While Gore’s injury doesn’t look good, we know it is bad news for one of the Marlins future studs. Max Meyer left his start last Saturday with elbow discomfort and is now going to have Tommy John Surgery. Obviously, this is going to cost him the rest of this year and a significant portion of 2023. It is a shame for a kid that was only in his second big league start, but unfortunately it happens sometimes. 




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