There are officially 27 days left in the MLB season and we are inching ever closer to the championships we have been chasing all year. However, fantasy baseball injuries can derail that in a hurry right now as we are into the month of September. So, before you set your fantasy baseball lineups, be sure to check out the MLB injury report and for the holes in your lineup plus we have the fantasy baseball waiver wire report. Good luck in the last few weeks and hope that you are still in it after the weekend.




Fantasy Baseball MLB Injury Report September 9

Ozzie Albies, ATL

The Braves second baseman has played in four rehab games and after no hits on Thursday is 3/15. While those are not encouraging results, the fact is that he hasn’t had any setbacks. Albies should be back with the Braves at some point next week.


Max Scherzer, NYM

As good as their record is, few things have been easy for the New York Mets this year, mostly involving their pitching staff. Well, the injury bug bit again as Max Scherzer hit the 15-day injured list with the fatigue in his left side. It is the same oblique that cost him nearly two months earlier this season, but it appears that Scherzer stopped pitching before making the potential injury worse. The hope is that he is ready to return when his minimum stay is up. 


Wander Franco, TB

It has been a long road back from a hand injury, but it appears Franco is going to be activated on Friday. He finally resumed his minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday, had three hits, and will now rejoin the team in New York. This is huge for fantasy players down the stretch and hopefully he can stay healthy for the last four weeks. 


D.J. LeMahieu, NYY

It hasn’t been a great year for LeMahieu, but he might spend a lot of the rest of it with a toe injury. LeMahieu is on the 10-day injured list, and the move was made retroactive to September 5th. With just a month left in the season, it would be wild to see if he was able to catch fire when he came back and if you have no spot to stash him you could really let him go. 


Juan Soto, SD

He took a fastball in the back on Wednesday night, but Soto has said that he will absolutely be out there on Friday. Perhaps a break might not be the worst thing for him as he has been struggling mightily, but it appears that you can leave Soto in your lineups and let it ride. 


Starling Marte, NYM

Did I mention that things haven’t been easy for the Mets? Not only is Scherzer down, but Marte was hit on the hand on Tuesday and has a partial fracture on his right middle finger. I am not sure how, but the team is calling him day-to-day and believe he can avoid a trip to the injured list. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him miss the entire weekend, but perhaps it isn’t as bad as it sounds. Keep an ear to the ground and we may have an update on Monday.




Freddy Peralta, MIL

The Brewers starter has had a season full of injury and it looks like it will end that way as he was forced from Thursday’s game with right shoulder fatigue. He only pitcher two innings in the game and certainly will have an MRI to see the extent of the injury. With the division hopes fading, and Peralta being placed on the injured list, he could be done for the season.


Josh Jung, TEX

One of the rookies we were hyped for last winter is finally coming to the Majors. Jung is set to join the Rangers on Friday in his return from labrum surgery in the spring. The kid has legit power and hit nine home runs in 30 games on his rehab assignment. If you are in a roto league looking for homers and RBI or in a keeper league he is an absolute must-add.


Dylan Carlson, STL

The Cards put their young outfielder on the 10-day injured list with a thumb sprain after missing a few games here and there over the past few weeks. This issue surely is partly to blame for his struggles at the plate this season, and with just a month to go if you are rostering Carlson, it is likely time to cut bait. 


Xander Bogaerts, BOS

He left the game on Tuesday with back spasms, and Bogaerts was also unable to play on Wednesday. The team has not talked about putting him on the injured list, but back injuries can be tough to come back from. He might miss another game or two, but it seems that this is a short term issue and not something that will keep him out much longer. 


Matt Carpenter, NYY

Somehow this guy who was sent to the scrap heap by two teams hit 15 home runs and drove in 37 runs in 47 games for the Yankees before fracturing his foot. X-rays showed “significant healing”, but Carpenter is still in a walking boot and he will undergo more testing in 10-14 days. With just under 30 days left in the season, that tells you all you need to know. It doesn’t appear that he will be back with any significant amount of time left in the MLB regular season. 


Willson Contreras, CHC

The Cubs catcher has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained ankle and the good news is that the MRI came back and showed no structural damage. However, the Cubs have nothing to play for, and Contreras doesn’t really either as he is looking at free agency after the season. We will keep an eye on the news, but there’s a chance that he might be done. 


Luis Robert, CHW

This guy has lived in this column this season, and he was hit in the hand on Tuesday, and it forced him out of the game. The bad news is this is the same hand that has been bothering him for about half the season, but the good news is that x-rays came back negative. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up on the injured list considering how his season is going, but the team report right now is that this isn’t a serious issue, and he is day-to-day. 


Anthony Rizzo, NYY

He was dealing with a back issue that kept him out of the lineup, but then Rizzo was also dealing with some migraine headaches and was finally placed on the 10-day injured list by the Yankees. The move was made retroactive to September 4th, so you would think he would be ready to return when first able. New York, and fantasy players, could certainly use his big bat back in their lineups. 




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