It’s Week 23 of the 2023 fantasy baseball season and the Texas Rangers could see the return of Nathan Eovaldi from the MLB injury report in the coming days. Eovaldi’s teammate, Max Scherzer, also headlines this week's latest fantasy baseball injury updates. The Rangers are getting ready to start a three-game series against the Houston Astros, but the status of Yordan Alvarez is up in the air for the first game. Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert Jr.’s quad is hurting and he is going to miss another game on Monday. If your team is suffering from MLB injuries, take a look at Dan Malin’s latest piece to find the top fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups. If you want more information regarding fantasy baseball risers and fallers, tap into Colby Conway’s most recent article on MLB streaks and trends. While figuring out who to start in your fantasy baseball lineups for this week, here are the latest MLB injury updates to know.
2023 Fantasy Baseball MLB Injury Report Week 23
MLB Injury Updates Hitters
Yordan Alvarez, OF, Houston Astros (Knee)
Alvarez tweaked his knee while on the field in the Astros' previous game, but he was able to finish the contest. Houston plays again on Monday and we’ll have to see if he has any swelling or soreness prior to the start of their game against the Rangers.
Luis Robert Jr., OF, Chicago White Sox (Quad)
While his quad isn’t strained, Robert has sat out the White Sox last two games. Chicago plays on Monday and Robert isn’t in the lineup. We’ll have to see if he can return to the field for game two of the Royals series.
Alex Verdugo, OF, Boston Red Sox (Hamstring)
Verdugo had to leave the Red Sox last game because his hamstring started hurting him and Wilyer Abreu replaced him in the outfield for most of the second half of the game.
Ty France, 1B, Seattle Mariners (Elbow)
France got hit by a pitch over the weekend and sat out the Mariners last game. Seattle starts their series against the Reds on Monday and we’ll have to see if he can make it back in the mix for that contest.
Riley Greene, OF, Detroit Tigers (Elbow)
Greene hurt his elbow a few days ago in the field a few days ago and the Tigers put him on the injured list over the weekend because of the swelling. He’ll miss at least the next week of action.
Danny Jansen, C, Toronto Blue Jays (Finger)
Tommy Pham, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks (Finger)
Pham has a sore finger and missed the Diamondbacks' last contest. It’s uncertain whether or not he’ll be able to play on Monday for the start of Arizona’s series against Kansas City.
Michael A. Taylor, OF, Minnesota Twins (Hamstring)
Taylor was placed on the injured list Sunday with a strained hamstring and we won’t see him back on the field until the middle of September.
MLB Injury Updates Pitchers
Nathan Eovaldi, SP, Texas Rangers (Forearm)
Eovaldi has been sidelined since the middle of July with an injured forearm but new reports are out that he is just about ready to return to the mound and we may see him pitch at some point in the next week.
Max Scherzer, SP, Texas Rangers (Forearm)
Scherzer has a sore forearm and the Rangers are watching him closely to see if the pain goes away over the next few days before deciding whether they need to keep him out for a few weeks. He is scheduled to start again in the next few days, but it isn’t 100 percent that he’ll make that start.
Graham Ashcraft, SP, Cincinnati Reds (Toe)
Ashcraft has a bad toe injury and the Reds put him on the injured list over the weekend. There’s a possibility he won’t pitch again in the 2023 MLB season.
Jason Adam, RP, Tampa Bay Rays (Oblique)
Adam is on the injured list with a strained oblique and we won’t see him help out in relief for at least the next two weeks of action. Adam has 12 saves for the season and has struck out 69 batters.
Daniel Bard, RP, Colorado Rockies (Forearm)
Bard has a sore forearm and the Rockies put him on the injured list on Sunday and he won’t pitch for at least the next two weeks.
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