As we start week 11 of the fantasy baseball season, we’re seeing more power hitters getting hurt. After Aaron Judge landed on the injured list last week, Yordan Alvarez and Pete Alonso are going to miss time as well. With Alonso sidelined, the New York Mets will need to rely more on Francisco Lindor for production and you can check out Colby Conway’s piece which features analysis of Lindor while identifying MLB streaks and trends here. The Colorado Rockies got bad news over the weekend as Charlie Blackmon’s hand tests showed that he fractured it and Elias Diaz got hit in the face by a foul tip. Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Vince Velasquez’s season is over after having surgery on his elbow. He had a sub-four earned run average in over 37 innings of pitching. After a stellar last start, Blake Snell got nicked up after getting hit in the ankle by a comebacker. Outfield and first base are getting hammered when it comes to MLB injuries, but none of the hitters listed below are looking at season-ending injuries. If you’re dealing with injury issues on your fantasy baseball team check out Adam Ronis’ fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups article here. While figuring out who to start in fantasy baseball this week, check out the latest MLB injuries.


2023 Fantasy Baseball MLB Injury Report Week 11

Updated June 16

MLB Injury Updates Hitters 

Yordan Alvarez OF Houston Astros (Oblique)

UPDATE: Astros management has given us a timetable regarding when we can expect Alvarez to play again. We won't see him on the field until after the All-Star break. Alvarez has been a top-five RBI producer this season.

Alvarez injured his oblique last week and the Astros put him on the injured list, and it’s starting to look like he’s going to miss additional time signaling that the strain he suffered is more severe than Houston originally thought. 

Pete Alonso 1B New York Mets (Wrist)

Alonso got hit on the wrist by a pitch and we may not see him play again for a month. His wrist is sprained, and the major league-leading home run hitter may be out through the all-star break. Mark Canha and Mark Vientos will continue filling in for Alonso at first base.

Ryan Mountcastle 1B Baltimore Orioles (Illness)

UPDATE: Mountcastle has vertigo and we don't know when we'll see him back in the lineup. He'll be on the injured list for at least a few more days, but don't be surprised if he's out for longer with lingering effects. 

Mountcastle hasn’t played in a few days because he’s been sick. Luckily, the Orioles are off on Monday and he’ll have an extra day to rest before they’re back in action against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Vinnie Pasquantino 1B Kansas City Royals (Shoulder)

UPDATE: Pasquantino's season is over as he will go under the knife and have surgery on his shoulder due to a tear. Nick Pratto will continue filling in at first base.

The Royals will let Pasquantino rest for the next week and a half after he injured his shoulder and was put on the injured list. Nick Pratto will fill the void at first base while Pasquantino recovers.

Salvador Perez C Kansas City Royals (Hand)

Perez got hit by a pitch on the hand a few days ago and he hasn't been placed on the injured list yet. We'll have to see if he's ready to return to the lineup for the Royals weekend series against the Angels. Tests showed no significant damage to his hand and Kansas City is giving him a few days for the soreness to disappear. Freddy Fermin will start behind the plate if Perez can't.

Jorge Polanco 2B Minnesota Twins (Hamstring)

Polanco has been banged up throughout the season and now he’s dealing with a strained hamstring that will keep him out of action for at least the next few weeks. We don’t know currently if he’ll be back before the all-star break.

Charlie Blackmon OF Colorado Rockies (Hand)

Blackmon fractured his hand after getting hit by a pitch a week and a half ago and then trying to play through the pain. He will miss at least the next few weeks of action to let his hand heal up.

Jake Fraley OF Cincinnati Reds (Wrist)

UPDATE: Fraley has been on the injured list and his time off shouldn't be extended as he's expressed that he's feeling better and we may see him back in the lineup this weekend. If he doesn't return to the field in the Reds series against the Astros, he should be back to start their series on Monday against the Rockies. 

Fraley was put on the injured list over the weekend, and he’ll be out for most of this week as he recovers from pain in his wrist. Fraley is hitting over .260 for the season and he’s stolen 11 bases.

Akil Baddoo OF Detroit Tigers (Quad)

Baddoo strained his quad and he was put on the injured list over the weekend and he’ll miss at least another week of games. Kerry Carpenter will continue starting in the outfield in Baddoo’s place.

Brandon Belt 1B Toronto Blue Jays (Hamstring)

UPDATE: Belt got put on the injured list earlier this week due to swelling in his hamstring. Belt will be sidelined for at minimum another five days.

Belt had tests done on his hamstring and he may need to sit for a game or two to start the week after tweaking it. He missed the Blue Jays last matchup and they aren’t in action again until Tuesday.

Max Muncy 3B Los Angeles Dodgers (Hamstring)

Muncy hasn't played with a strained hamstring in the Dodgers last few games. The pain has since gone away and we're hearing that he should be back in the lineup in the next couple of games when the Dodgers battle the Giants.

Anthony Rendon 3B Los Angeles Angels (Wrist)

The Angels are dealing with a few injuries and Rendon is going to get tests done on his wrist which was in a good amount of pain during the Angels last game. It wouldn't be surprising to see him out of the lineup for some portion of the Angels weekend series versus the Royals.

Zach Neto SS Los Angeles Angels (Oblique)

Neto is on the injured list with a strained oblique and that'll put him out of action for the next week and a half. Luis Rengifo may need to help out at shortstop and Andrew Velazquez started there in the Angels previous game. 

Gio Urshela 3B Los Angeles Angels (Hip)

The Angels infield continues to take hits as Urshela hurt his hip in the Angels last game and we'll have to see if they put him on the injured list over the next day or two.

J.D. Davis 1B San Francisco Giants (Ankle)

Davis sprained his ankle earlier in the week and he sat out for the Giants last game. Today will be very telling because the Giants were off on Thursday and we don't know if Davis will be in the lineup for San Francisco's weekend series versus the Dodgers. Davis ranks second on the team in RBIs.

Mitch Haniger OF San Francisco Giants (Forearm)

Haniger had surgery on his fractured forearm. It hasn't been confirmed that he won't play again this season but we don't have a clear timetable. Luis Matos was just called up and he'll get playing time with Haniger out.

Yoan Moncada 3B Chicago White Sox (Back)

Moncada is on the injured list with swelling in his back and he won't be back for at least another week. Jake Burger has been filling in at third base and he's hit three home runs over his last two outings.

Joey Wendle SS Miami Marlins (Groin)

Wendle has missed the Marlins last three games with soreness in his groin and we'll have to see if he's healthy enough to play in their series this weekend against the Nationals. 


MLB Injury Updates Pitchers 

Jon Gray SP Texas Rangers (Hand)

Despite having a blister in his hand, we could see Gray take the hill on Sunday against the Blue Jays. Gray has been dealing with hand issues most of the month and we last saw him pitch against the Cardinals on June 7th.

Wade Miley SP Milwaukee Brewers (Back)

After missing a month of action, Miley is ready to return to gameplay and he will pitch against the Pirates this weekend.

Mike Clevinger SP Chicago White Sox (Arm)

Clevinger left his last start with soreness in his arm and tests revealed no major damage in his arm and the White Sox will give him a few days to rest and see if the pain goes away before his next scheduled start.

Ryan Helsley RP St. Louis Cardinals (Forearm)

Helsley has a strained forearm and he's on the injured list. We don't have a definitive timetable for him just yet and while he's out, Giovanny Gallegos should handle most of the work in the ninth inning. 

Jesse Chavez RP Atlanta Braves (Leg)

Chavez will miss the next few weeks with an injured shin after the Braves put him on the injured list. Chavez is sporting a 1.55 ERA in 29 innings of pitching with 36 strikeouts. 

Colin Holderman RP Pittsburgh Pirates (Wrist)

Holderman is experiencing swelling in his wrist and the Pirates put him on the injured list and he'll be out for at least the next few weeks. 

Penn Murfee RP Seattle Mariners (Elbow)

Murfee continues to have major elbow issues and he's back on the injured list and we have to start to wonder whether or not he may need a procedure on it. He missed most of May with elbow issues and he's made just one appearance in June. 

Vince Velasquez SP Pittsburgh Pirates (Elbow)

Velasquez’s season is over after having surgery on his elbow last week. He was having a strong season and posted a 3.86 ERA.

Blake Snell SP San Diego Padres (Ankle)

Snell has had four straight solid starts and he struck out 12 Rockies on Sunday, but he took a shot on his ankle by a comebacker late in his start and he’s in a bit of pain. He shouldn’t have to go on the injured list and should be ready for his next start when he’s up again in the rotation.

Chris Sale SP Boston Red Sox (Shoulder)

Further tests have shown that Sale is dealing with a stress reaction in his shoulder and the Red Sox transferred him to the 60-day injured list and it’s not looking like we’ll see him back in action for the next month and a half.

Graham Ashcraft SP Cincinnati Reds (Calf)

Ashcraft has an injured calf and the Reds put him on the injured list a couple of days ago after he got hit in the area by a comebacker and we won’t see him back on the mound until late June.

Liam Hendriks RP Chicago White Sox (Elbow)

Hendriks experienced swelling in his elbow after we last saw him pitch and the White Sox put him on the injured list. This isn’t the first time in his career that he’s injured his elbow. He’s going to get more tests done this week, but for now, we know we won’t see him pitch for at least the next couple of weeks. He’s thrown just five innings so far.  Kendall Graveman should get the majority of save chances, but Reynaldo Lopez hasn’t allowed an earned run in a couple of weeks.

Caleb Thielbar RP Minnesota Twins (Oblique)

Thielbar is dealing with a strained oblique and the Twins put him on the injured list a few days ago. He’s going to get more tests done this week to determine how severe the strain truly is and we should expect him to miss at least the next few weeks of games.

Danny Coulombe RP Baltimore Orioles (Illness)

We haven’t seen Coulombe pitch in almost a week and the Orioles coaches are saying that he’s been sick and we don’t know when he’ll be available to pitch next. He hasn’t been put on the injured list yet.


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