Week 12 of the fantasy baseball season features a lot of west coast MLB injuries. The San Francisco Giants just lost Alex Cobb and Mitch Haniger as well as other hitters and pitchers. The Los Angeles Dodgers are dealing with Max Muncy and Chris Taylor being banged up. The Los Angeles Angels have a damaged infield, and their depth has surely taken a hit over the last few days. Anthony Rendon has been dinged up throughout the year and he continues to suffer from wrist soreness and Fantasy Alarm’s Colby Conway discusses Rendon in his latest article on MLB streaks and trends. On the other side of the country, Atlanta Braves catcher Sean Murphy is dealing with a sore hamstring but he hasn’t been put on the injured list just yet. If your team is experiencing a lot of health issues, check out Adam Ronis’ waiver wire piece here to find potential fantasy baseball pickups. The New York Yankees are still without Aaron Judge, but outfielder Harrison Bader is just about ready to return to action. While figuring out who to start in your fantasy baseball lineups for this week, check out the latest MLB injuries. It’s a long season and you must continue fighting, even if your team is struggling. Your Fantasy Alarm FAmily is here to help you win your fantasy baseball leagues.
2023 Fantasy Baseball MLB Injury Report Week 12
Updated: June 23
MLB Injury Updates Hitters
Max Muncy 3B Los Angeles Dodgers (Hamstring)
Muncy is getting close to returning to action as we haven't seen him play in 12 days due to a strained hamstring and new comments made by the Dodgers indicate that we may see him back in action over the next few days against the Astros.
Tim Anderson SS Chicago White Sox (Shoulder)
Anderson's experiencing pain in his shoulder and the White Sox have let him rest it for the most part. We saw him appear at the plate a couple of days ago, but then he didn't play the following day which isn't good news. We'll have to see if his pain has gone down and if he'll be able to get back on the field this weekend against the Red Sox. Elvis Andrus has started at shortstop for the last four games while Anderson's been out.
Yasmani Grandal C Chicago White Sox (Knee)
Grandal missed his last game with a sore knee but it doesn't seem like he's dealing with anything more than soreness and we should see him back in action this weekend.
Romy Gonzalez 2B Chicago White Sox (Shoulder)
Gonzalez was put on the injured list a few days ago due to swelling in his shoulder and we won't see him back with the team until late next week at the earliest.
Sean Murphy C Atlanta Braves (Hamstring)
Back in action.
Mitch Haniger OF San Francisco Giants (Forearm)
Haniger had forearm surgery and he'll be out for at least the next two months. We’re hearing that he’ll be sidelined for eight to 10 weeks and while he’s out, Luis Matos will continue to start and he’s scored a run in every game he’s played in since being called up.
Wilmer Flores 3B San Francisco Giants (Foot)
Flores has been dealing with a foot injury and he's been on the injured list and as more information continues to come out about him, it seems that he won't be out for much longer and that the pain is just minor.
LaMonte Wade Jr. Jr. 1B San Francisco Giants (Side)
Wade has missed his last three games due to pain in his side but hasn't been placed on the injured list and we'll have to see if he's ready to return to action when the Giants start their series against Arizona.
Mike Yastrzemski OF San Francisco Giants (Hamstring)
Yastrzemski is currently day-to-day because his hamstring is swollen and he sat out for the Giants last game. It wouldn't be surprising seeing him out for another game to rest it and the tests that he got on it didn't reveal anything severe.
Patrick Wisdom 3B, OF Chicago Cubs (Wrist)
Wisdom had been in and out of the Cubs lineup in recent games, but he’s currently dealing with a sprained wrist and the Cubs put him on the injured list. He’s currently hitting under .200 at the plate.
Dansby Swanson SS Chicago Cubs (Wrist)
Swanson got beaned by a pitch earlier in the week in the wrist. Luckily the wrist isn't fractured and he's just experiencing general soreness. Swanson doesn't need to go on the injured list just yet and he's had a few days to rest it. We'll have to see if he's ready to play across the pond in London this weekend.
Alejandro Kirk C Toronto Blue Jays (Hand)
Kirk ended up getting put on the injured list with a bruised hand and Toronto has a good amount of catcher depth to fill in for Kirk. Danny Jansen will be the primary fill-in.
Bo Bichette SS Toronto Blue Jays (Thumb)
Bichette has been nursing a sore thumb for the last couple of days and the Blue Jays haven't played since Wednesday and we'll have to see if the pain has decreased enough for him to return to the lineup. Santiago Espinal filled in for him at shortstop last game.
Gio Urshela 3B Los Angeles Angels (Pelvis)
When we got the news that Urshela fractured his pelvis, we knew that he was going to be out for a long time but, new reports stemming from comments made by manager Phil Nevin are out that his season could be over. He's visited a few specialists, but the fracture and recovery will likely cost him the rest of the season.
Jean Segura 3B Miami Marlins (Hamstring)
Segura is suffering from a strained hamstring and the Marlins put him on the injured list over the weekend. Jon Berti has been helping at third base while Segura has been sidelined.
Michael Massey 2B Kansas City Royals (Finger)
Massey has an injured finger and the Royals put him on the injured list and he’ll be out for most of this week with his return possibly coming this weekend if the cut he experienced heals up.
Bryan Reynolds OF Pittsburgh Pirates (Back)
After not playing in the Pirates last three games, Reynolds was put on the injured list due to swelling in his back. We won't see him in action for the next 10 days.
Luke Raley 1B, OF Tampa Bay Rays (Hand)
Raley's hand got smacked by a pitch in the Rays last game and tests revealed no damage, but we'll need to see if the swelling and soreness are too severe for him to play on Friday. He didn't have to leave the game which is a good sign, but we'll need more updates regarding how it feels going into the weekend.
Jordan Walker OF St. Louis Cardinals (Illness)
Walker missed his last game because he was sick but we haven't been told that he'll need to miss additional action and should be involved in the London series against the Cubs.
J.P. Crawford SS Seattle Mariners (Shoulder)
Crawford has been dealing with pain in his shoulder and he's sat out the Mariners last two games but he hasn't been placed on the injured list just yet and we should consider him day-to-day as we wait to see if he'll be active in the Baltimore series this weekend.
Will Brennan OF Cleveland Guardians (Shoulder)
Brennan hurt his shoulder on Wednesday and didn't play in the Guardians game on Thursday and we'll have to see if he's ready to return to the lineup this weekend.
Victor Robles OF Washington Nationals (Back)
We have a problem here because Robles missed most of May and half of June with this back issue and now he's on the injured list once again because the pain won't go away and it wouldn't be surprising to see him out for longer than 10 days. We'll have to see if he gets additional testing done to determine if there's a major issue with his back.
Willie Calhoun OF New York Yankees (Quad)
Calhoun will miss the next week and a half of action due to a strained quad. He hurt it earlier in the week and we're waiting on more reports regarding how severe the strain is.
MLB Injury Updates Pitchers
Triston McKenzie SP Cleveland Guardians (Elbow)
After missing the first few months of the season due to shoulder problems, McKenzie was activated earlier this month and now he’s back on the shelf with a sprained elbow after making just two starts. He’ll be out for the rest of the month and we don’t know if he’ll be ready to retake the mound prior to the all-star break.
Edward Cabrera SP Miami Marlins (Shoulder)
The Marlins put Cabrera on the injured list with a shoulder injury over the weekend and we don’t know when we’ll see him pitch again. We should have more information regarding the severity of his shoulder injury over the next few days, but we won’t be seeing him pitch for the rest of June and possibly the first part of July.
Alex Cobb SP San Francisco Giants (Oblique)
The Giants put Cobb on the injured list over the weekend with a strained oblique and we won’t see him pitch for the rest of the month and hopefully, he’s ready to return to the mound by the start of July.
John Brebbia P San Francisco Giants (Back)
Brebbia has a strain in his back and the Giants put him on the 15-day injured list and he’ll be out for the rest of the month.
Scott Alexander P San Francisco Giants (Hamstring)
Alexander has a strained hamstring and the Giants decided to put him on the injured list and he'll be out of action for the next couple of weeks.
Tanner Houck P Boston Red Sox (Face)
Houck will have a procedure on his face at some point over the next few days after it was fractured by a comebacker and we don't know when he'll be back on the mound again. The original estimation was a few weeks, but with this procedure, it likely backs him up at least an additional few weeks and we may not see him pitch again until closer to August.
Corey Kluber P Boston Red Sox (Shoulder)
Kluber is experiencing swelling in his shoulder and the Red Sox decided to let him sit out for the next few weeks after placing him on the injured list.
Mike Clevinger SP Chicago White Sox (Arm)
The White Sox ended up putting Clevinger on the injured list due to swelling in his arm near his bicep and he will be sidelined until the end of the month.
Seranthony Dominguez RP Philadelphia Phillies (Oblique)
Dominguez was put on the injured list over the weekend with a strained oblique and we won’t see him active in the Phillies bullpen until July.
Shane McClanahan SP Tampa Bay Rays (Back)
McClanahan was taken out of his last start due to back pain and we'll have to see how the Rays play this. They'll let him rest for the next few days to see if the pain goes away and he's currently not on the injured list, but it wouldn't be shocking to see the Rays back up his next start or even skip his spot in the rotation for preservation purposes.
Hunter Greene SP Cincinnati Reds (Hip)
Greene had been experiencing lingering hip pain and the Reds decided to put him on the injured list and he'll miss a couple of starts to rest it. He'll be out for at least another 10 days.
Carl Edwards Jr. Jr. RP Washington Nationals (Shoulder)
Edwards is on the injured list due to shoulder swelling and the Nationals will be digging deeper into what exactly Edwards is dealing with as he's expected to get more tests done.
Shelby Miller RP Los Angeles Dodgers (Neck)
Miller's neck is in pain and the Dodgers are letting him rest it for the next few weeks after putting him on the injured list. He won't be active until late July at this point.
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