It’s Week 2 of the 2023 fantasy baseball season and we’re already seeing the second base position get hit with injuries. The Milwaukee Brewers are dealing with a couple of hurt players. This MLB injury report will be updated multiple times each week to keep you in the know regarding who is in or out of MLB lineups. Seattle Mariners pitcher Robbie Ray, Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon, and Brewers infielder Luis Urias headline this week's fantasy baseball injury report and top MLB injury news. Be sure to check out the latest fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups to find injury replacements for your lineups. Plus, the monthly fantasy baseball rankings and rest-of-season MLB projections could be impacted by the below MLB injury updates. Here are the latest MLB injuries for Week 2 of the 2023 fantasy baseball season.
Fantasy Baseball MLB Injury Report Week 2
Updated: April 7
MLB Hitter Injuries
Anthony Rendon, 3B, Los Angeles Angels (Knee)
Lars Nootbaar, OF, St. Louis Cardinals (Thumb)
Nootbaar was put on the 10-day injured list the other day and he'll miss a week of action before being eligible to return to the field. Dylan Carlson will continue to draw starts in his place.
Luis Urias, 2B/3B/SS, Milwaukee Brewers (Hamstring)
We haven’t seen Urias play since Opening Day. Now, we possibly won’t see him play until late May or early June as he’s dealing with a significant hamstring strain. Brian Anderson has hit the ball well to start the season and we could see Mike Brosseau in the field a bit more as well for Milwaukee.
Corey Dickerson, OF, Washington Nationals (Calf)
Dickerson hurt his calf and was put on the Injured List. He’ll be out for at least 10 days now. We’re awaiting more reports regarding the severity of his injury, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see his absence extended. The Nationals can fill in the vacant outfield spot with Alex Call.
Joey Bart, C, San Francisco Giants (Back)
Bart is experiencing pain in his back and was put on the Injured List over the weekend. The Giants are reporting that the strain in his back isn’t major and he shouldn’t miss a ton of time. While he’s sidelined, the Giants can use Blake Sabol and Roberto Perez to fill the void at catcher.
Brandon Crawford SS San Francisco Giants (Forearm)
Crawford missed the Giants last game, but team beat reporters are saying that he should be back in the Giants lineup for Friday's game. He has been dealing with a sore forearm and has recorded hits in only one game this season.
Michael Harris II OF Atlanta Braves (Back)
Harris hurt himself making a catch and his back is a bit sore and there's a chance that he needs to rest it for a game or two, but it's not official that he won't play in the Braves next game. Sam Hilliard came in for Harris after he left his previous game and Kevin Pillar could also start in his place.
Eloy Jimenez OF Chicago White Sox (Hamstring)
Jimenez is dealing with a strained hamstring and he's on the injured list and will be out for at least another week. It's not a major strain but those that are invested in him should be looking for fill-in options off the waiver wire for possibly the next few weeks. Gavin Sheets should see more playing time until Jimenez returns.
Oneil Cruz SS Pittsburgh Pirates (Face)
Cruz hurt his face sliding into third base the other day and we'll have to see how severe the injury is and we haven't gotten an update in over a day since the injury occurred on Wednesday. He doesn't have a concussion which is a good sign. Until we're told otherwise, we should assume he'll be in the lineup for the Pirates next game. Rodolfo Castro can fill in for him if needed. Connor Joe came in to replace him last game and could see more playing time.
Austin Hedges C Pittsburgh Pirates (Concussion)
Hedges will be out until Tuesday at the earliest after suffering a concussion and while he's out, Jason Delay will start at catcher.
Brandon Marsh OF Philadelphia Phillies (Ankle)
Marsh has a slightly sprained ankle and missed his last game and if he needs another game for his ankle to heal up, Christian Pache and Jake Cave can replace him in the outfield.
Darick Hall 1B Philadelphia Phillies (Thumb)
Hall injured his thumb and it's looking like he's going to miss a few games because of the pain. Alec Bohm can play first base in his absence and Edmundo Sosa can draw starts. We're awaiting an update to see just how bad the damage is to his thumb.
Omar Narvaez C New York Mets (Calf)
Narvaez suffered a bad calf strain and he will be sidelined for the next two months as he rehabs and recovers. Tomas Nido will fill in and the Mets just called up Francisco Alvarez who will likely see time behind the dish as well.
Josh Donaldson 3B New York Yankees (Hamstring)
Donaldson left the Yankees last game after suffering a hamstring injury and we're unsure whether or not he'll be placed on the injured list. Isaiah Kiner-Falefa replaced him last game but DJ LeMahieu will likely be the main injury replacement for him.
Max Kepler OF Minnesota Twins (Knee)
Kepler has missed the Twins last couple of games with a sore knee, but there's a chance that he returns to the Twins lineup for their next game. Byron Buxton could end up starting in the outfield and Kepler could be the DH to preserve his health a bit more.
MLB Pitcher Injuries
Robbie Ray, SP, Seattle Mariners (Arm/Elbow)
The Mariners placed Ray on the Injured List with strained muscles in his forearm close to his elbow. We’re unsure how long he’ll be out, but he should be sidelined for at least the next few weeks as his arm heals up. Ray may need to miss a month of action but that hasn’t been confirmed. Gabe Speier was called up once Ray hit the IL and Chris Flexen will start in his place in the Mariners' rotation.
Kyle Bradish SP Baltimore Orioles (Foot)
Bradish got put on the injured list on Wednesday with an injured foot and we got to see Grayson Rodriguez fill in and start in his place. The injury isn't too major and he should only miss a couple of weeks.
Brusdar Graterol RP Los Angeles Dodgers (Back)
Graterol is dealing with a sore back and had to miss the Dodgers last game. He shouldn't need any time on the injured list according to reports and could be available for when the Dodgers take the field next.
Johnny Cueto SP Miami Marlins (Arm)
Earlier this week Cueto was put on the injured list after leaving his start the other night. He is experiencing soreness in his biceps in his pitching arm and Braxton Garrett could potentially start in his place unless they call up another pitcher from the minors.
Collin McHugh RP Atlanta Braves (Shoulder)
McHugh has a swollen shoulder and he was put on the injured list and he'll miss the next few weeks of action. After he was put on the injured list, the Braves called Jared Shuster up to take his spot on the roster.
Tommy Hunter RP New York Mets (Back)
Hunter will miss at least the next few weeks after being put on the injured list with a back injury. The Mets called up Denyi Reyes to take his spot on the roster.
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