Week 13 of the 2023 fantasy baseball season features a good amount of MLB injuries in the outfield. We still don’t know when we’ll see New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge return to the lineup as he continues to deal with a toe injury. The Yankees could absolutely use Judge back in their lineup as they have other players who haven’t been as productive, such as Giancarlo Stanton. Fantasy Alarm’s Colby Conway covers Stanton in his latest piece on MLB streaks and trends. Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve also headlines this week's MLB injury news and fantasy baseball injury updates. Plus, San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski lands on the latest MLB injury report as he has us scrambling to the fantasy baseball waiver wire. Be sure to check out the top fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups with Adam Ronis’ latest article. Plus, Matt Selz breaks down the MLB top prospects who could be cracking MLB lineups and rising up 2023 fantasy baseball rankings soon enough. While figuring out who to start in your fantasy baseball lineups this week, check out the latest MLB injuries while getting your rosters set.
2023 Fantasy Baseball MLB Injury Report Week 13
Updated June 30th @ 11:30 AM ET
MLB Injury Updates Hitters
Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees (Toe)
We haven't seen Judge in the Yankees lineup since June 3rd as he deals with his toe injury. There is still no timetable for his return, but we do have some more clarity as to the specifics of this toe problem. Judge said over the weekend that he has a torn ligament in his right big toe and is experiencing pain when he walks. The Yanks' outfielder may be out until after the All-Star break at this rate.
Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros (Foot)
UPDATE: Altuve has returned to the Astros lineup.
Mike Yastrzemski, OF, San Francisco Giants (Hamstring)
UPDATE: Yastrzemski's hamstring is feeling better and, according to reports, he should be able to get back on the field in a few days. He's missed the last week and a half of action after straining it in the Padres series.
PREVIOUS: The Giants ended up placing Yastrzemski on the Injured List with a strained hamstring a few days ago and we won’t see him back on the field for another week. He was riding a four-game hit streak before he got hurt.
Corbin Carroll, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks (Shoulder)
Carroll was taken out of his last game because of pain in his shoulder and we'll have to see if he'll be able to return to the lineup for the start of Arizona's series against the Angels. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, New York Yankees (Elbow)
After getting beaned in the elbow by a pitch, Rizzo left his last game. He got tests done on his elbow and nothing is damaged but the Yankees may look to hold him out for a game or two if the pain doesn't go away. DJ LeMahieu shifted over to first base after Rizzo left Thursday's game.
Bryan Reynolds, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates (Back)
Reynolds has been on the injured list with an injured back, but we've been seeing him practice with the team. He should be back in action, barring any unforeseen circumstances, over the next couple of days in their series against Milwaukee.
Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B, Pittsburgh Pirates (Back)
Hayes has back pain and he was put on the injured list a couple of days ago. Rodolfo Castro and Jared Triolo have been filling in for him at third base for the Pirates. He'll be out for at least another five days.
Michael Conforto, OF, San Francisco Giants (Hamstring)
Conforto has had a sore hamstring for the last few days and missed the Giants previous game. We don't know if he'll be back in the lineup for the start of San Francisco's series against Conforto's former team, the Mets. He hasn't been placed on the injured list yet.
Kris Bryant, OF, Colorado Rockies (Foot)
After missing the last month of baseball action, Bryant is set to return to the Rockies lineup after nursing a sore foot. He's been hitting .263 at the plate this season.
Taylor Walls, 2B, Tampa Bay Rays (Back)
Walls has missed his last three games with an injured back and for now, we should still consider him day-to-day. If he misses another game or two, though, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Rays shut him down for a week to let him heal up.
Seiya Suzuki, OF, Chicago Cubs (Neck)
Suzuki has a stiff neck and he's been inactive over the Cubs last couple of games. We're unsure if he'll be able to make it back to the field for the start of their series against the Guardians.
CJ Abrams, SS, Washington Nationals (Elbow)
Abrams got hit by a pitch earlier in the week and he missed the Nationals last game. They were off on Thursday and Abrams had an additional day to rest and hopefully, the pain has subsided and he can return to gameplay in the Nationals series against the Phillies. He's stolen nine based this season.
Garrett Cooper, 1B, Miami Marlins (Illness)
Cooper is sick and sat out the Marlins last game. The team is in the middle of a road trip and has a weekend series against the Atlanta Braves and hopefully, Cooper is feeling better and he's able to get back in the lineup. He's gone yard 10 times this season and he's hitting 253 at the dish.
Yuli Gurriel, 1B, Miami Marlins (Face)
Gurriel took a sharp grounder to the face and he had to miss the Marlins last game. According to reports, his face isn't badly damaged and he may just need a game or two for the pain to go away.
Kevin Kiermaier, OF, Toronto Blue Jays (Back)
Kiermaier hasn't played this week due to a lingering back injury and he hasn't been placed on the injured list just yet and we'll have to see if he appears in the Blue Jays series against Boston this weekend.
Ramon Laureano, OF, Oakland Athletics (Hand)
Laureano is currently on the 10-day Injured List but his timetable to return will very likely be backed up because he fractured his hand. We should know more information over the next day or two. The last couple of times we’ve seen Brent Rooker take the field, he was in right field and we could see him out there a bit more with Laureano sidelined along with Seth Brown.
Matt Beaty, OF, Kansas City Royals (Concussion)
Beaty will be sidelined for most of the week with a concussion after colliding with a teammate on the field last week. We’ll have to see if he needs more time than the week he’s on the Injured List once he becomes eligible to return later this week.
MLB Injury Updates Pitchers
Clayton Kershaw, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers (Shoulder)
Kershaw has had an incredible season, but his shoulder started acting up during his previous start and it's in a bit of pain. The Dodgers haven't placed him on the injured list just yet. We'll have to see if the pain is gone by his next scheduled start on Monday.
Julio Urias, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers (Hamstring)
It's been about a month and a half since we last saw Urias on the mound after he injured his hamstring. New reports are out that he's set to start July with the Dodgers and will pitch this weekend. Before departing with the injury, he was sporting a 4.39 earned run average.
Yu Darvish, SP, San Diego Padres (Illness)
Darvish is sick and missed his start earlier this week and it's still uncertain whether he'll be ready to take the hill for his next scheduled start. His last start was nine days ago and the Padres are getting ready for a two-game series against the Reds.
Steven Wilson, RP, San Diego Padres (Chest)
Wilson is nursing a strain in his chest and we won't see him appear for the next few weeks after being placed on the injured list earlier this week.
James Paxton, SP, Boston Red Sox (Knee)
UPDATE: Last weekend Paxton was taken out of his start because of knee soreness, but the good news is that he should be able to start against the Blue Jays on Friday as the pain has gone away. He didn't need to be put on the injured list.
PREVIOUS: Paxton has a sore knee and he left his last start after throwing four innings. He hasn’t been placed on the Injured List and he could be back on the mound when his turn in the rotation comes up again this week.
Alex Cobb, SP, San Francisco Giants (Oblique)
It's been a couple of weeks since Cobb last pitched and he's ready to come off the injured list to start against the Mets on Friday as his oblique is all healed up. Cobb sits with a 3.09 ERA.
Reese Olson, SP, Detroit Tigers (Knee)
Olson got hit in the knee by a ball during his last appearance. His knee doesn't have any damage to it from getting hit and Olson is just dealing with pain. He hasn't been put on the injured list yet.
Matthew Boyd, SP, Detroit Tigers (Elbow)
After leaving his last start due to an elbow injury, further testing indicated that Boyd's elbow suffered a good amount of damage and his season is over after having Tommy John surgery a few days ago.
Jordan Lyles, SP, Kansas City Royals (Illness)
Lyles is sick and won't start against the Dodgers this weekend and we'll have to see if he's recovered enough to make his next scheduled start at some point next week.
Colin Holderman, RP, Pittsburgh Pirates (Wrist)
Holderman missed the last two weeks with an injured wrist but he should be back in the Pirates bullpen this weekend as his wrist has healed up.
Brock Stewart, P, Minnesota Twins (Elbow)
Stewart was placed on the injured list with a sore elbow and he'll likely be out through the all-star break. He doesn't need season-ending surgery on it, but he is in a lot of pain and the Twins will proceed with caution when it comes to bringing him back.
Marcus Stroman, SP, Chicago Cubs (Finger)
Stroman cut up his finger a bit during his start against the Cardinals in London and was taken out of the game during the fourth inning. We’ll have to see how quickly his blister recovers and that will determine if he’ll be ready to make his next start later this week.
Michael Wacha, SP, San Diego Padres (Shoulder)
Wacha didn’t start over the weekend as he’s been nursing a sore shoulder. He’s sitting with a 1.54 ERA in June, so any absence would be a blow to fantasy baseball lineups and San Diego's rotation. The Padres didn’t put him on the Injured List and they're in a wait-and-see approach regarding the pain. We'll track whether Wacha will be able to pitch in his next scheduled start when he’s up in the Padres rotation again.
Ben Lively, SP, Cincinnati Reds (Chest)
Lively has an injured chest and the Reds put him on the Injured List. We don’t know if he’ll be ready to pitch again before the All-Star break. We should know more details about the severity of his injured chest over the next few days.
Yimi Garcia, RP, Toronto Blue Jays (Knee)
Garcia is dealing with some knee pain. He hasn’t been placed on the Injured List just yet after leaving his last appearance. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Adam Cimber, RP, Toronto Blue Jays (Shoulder)
Cimber is dealing with a shoulder injury and we won’t see him pitch again for another two weeks after Toronto placed him on the Injured List.
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