As we begin week three of the 2023 MLB season, there are a ton of injuries to dissect especially on the hitting side. We saw Oneil Cruz collide with Seby Zavala at the plate causing a bench-clearing confrontation between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago White Sox and Cruz got the worst of it. Teams from the AL and NL East continue to get hit with injuries. Here are the latest MLB injuries for week three of the fantasy baseball season.
Fantasy Baseball MLB Injury Report Week 3
Updated: April 14
MLB Hitter Injuries
Oneil Cruz SS Pittsburgh Pirates (Ankle)
The collision at the plate between Cruz and Zavala mentioned above will cost Cruz time as he fractured his ankle. Cruz was placed on the 60-day injured list and will miss four months of action. Rodolfo Castro will be Cruz primary fill-in until he’s ready to return.
Michael Harris II OF Atlanta Braves (Back)
Harris was placed on the injured list with a back strain on Friday but reports say that once he is eligible to return next week, he should be back in the Braves lineup which is a very good sign that the strain is minor. Sam Hilliard will continue starting in the outfield and he’s been hitting the ball nicely since taking Harris’ place.
Orlando Arcia SS Atlanta Braves (Wrist)
Arcia has a fractured wrist and the Braves put him on the injured list and we don't know when we'll see him take the field again. Ehire Adrianza replaced him in the field the other night and could be looking at starts and Vaughn Grissom should take Arcia's spot on the Braves roster.
Travis D’Arnaud C Atlanta Braves (Concussion)
We’ll have to see how D’Arnaud is feeling after suffering a concussion over the weekend due to a collision at the plate. Sean Murphy and D’Arnaud had been rotating a bit at catcher and he’ll be the everyday starter and Marcell Ozuna will continue being the Braves designated hitter.
Adam Duvall OF Boston Red Sox (Wrist)
Duvall injured his wrist in the field on Sunday and will miss the next six to eight weeks. Rob Refsnyder is looking at more playing time in the outfield while Duvall recovers. Raimel Tapia is another fill-in option.
Jose Siri OF Tampa Bay Rays (Hamstring)
Siri was off to a strong start to the season at the plate before injuring his hamstring on Friday. At first, it seemed like his hamstring was just sore, but he was then placed on the injured list with a strained hamstring and he could be looking at additional time out of the lineup. Luke Raley should be looking at more starts until Siri returns.
Joey Gallo OF Minnesota Twins (Side)
Gallo has missed his last couple of games with a sore side and there’s no real damage that was identified in x-rays and he’ll just have to wait out the soreness. The Twins are currently dealing with multiple injuries and we’ve even seen Matt Wallner draw a start on Sunday. Nick Gordon will rotate between the infield and outfield.
Max Kepler OF Minnesota Twins (Knee)
Kepler’s pain in his knee has subsided and could be back in action over the next few days. We haven’t seen him take the field in over a week.
Kyle Farmer 3B Minnesota Twins (Mouth)
After getting nailed in the face at the plate by a pitch, Farmer had to get a procedure done on his mouth and he was put on the injured list. Edouard Julien should get more playing time until Farmer is ready.
Josh Donaldson 3B New York Yankees (Hamstring)
According to comments made by Aaron Boone, Donaldson’s injury doesn’t seem serious, and he should be able to return to action once his stint on the injured list is over in the next few days. DJ LeMahieu will fill in for him and the Yankees could also rotate in Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
DJ LeMahieu 3B New York Yankees (Quad)
Seth Brown OF Oakland Athletics (Oblique)
Brown has a sore oblique and he is going on the injured list for the next 10 days. Conner Capel started on Sunday and could be the primary fill in option until Brown returns to action.
Roberto Perez C San Francisco Giants (Shoulder)
It was a little perplexing when analyzing Perez shoulder injury earlier in the week because we were told that his rotator cuff was badly strained and the thought of surgery was going through our minds and then a couple of days later the report came out that he had surgery and won't be returning this year. Blake Sabol will continue backing up Joey Bart behind the plate.
Michael Conforto OF San Francisco Giants (Calf)
Conforto is day-to-day with soreness in his calf and we'll have to see if he misses any games this weekend after being taken out of the Giants last game. LaMonte Wade Jr. Jr. Jr and Bryce Johnson could take his place in the outfield if he needs time to recover.
Avisail Garcia OF Miami Marlins (Hamstring)
Garcia left Sunday’s game with an injured hamstring and we saw Jesus Sanchez take his spot. We’ll have to see how he is feeling over the next few days with the pain. If Garcia can’t make it back to the field, Sanchez will start in his place.
Garrett Cooper 1B Miami Marlins (Leg)
Cooper missed the Marlins last game as he's dealing with pain in his leg. We'll have to see if the day off on Thursday helped him recover enough, but if he can't make it back on the field, Yuli Gurriel could start in his place at first base.
David Dahl OF San Diego Padres (Quad)
Dahl was put on the injured list on Sunday as he’s been dealing with a strained quad. It’s been about a week since we’ve seen Dahl on the field and Jose Azocar will be the main fill-in and Rougned Odor is also available to start in Dahl’s place.
Kyle Lewis UTL Arizona Diamondbacks (Illness)
We don’t know what illness Lewis is suffering from, but he was placed on the injured list. Pavin Smith will take his place on the Diamondbacks roster until he’s ready to return.
Tim Anderson SS Chicago White Sox (Knee)
Corey Seager SS Texas Rangers (Hamstring)
Seager will be sidelined for about a month with a strained hamstring. Hamstring injuries are a bit tricky depending on the severity of the strain and his timetable could be backed up further. We should see Josh Smith continue to draw starts at SS.
Mitch Garver C Texas Rangers (Knee)
Darick Hall 1B Philadelphia Phillies (Thumb)
Hall had surgery on his thumb a few days ago and we won't see him back in the lineup for a couple of months. Alec Bohm has been playing first base and Edmundo Sosa should continue to get more playing time.
MLB Pitcher Injuries
Andres Munoz RP Seattle Mariners (Shoulder)
Munoz is unable to rotate his arm because the deltoid muscles in his shoulder are strained and he was placed on the 15-day injured list. He was battling Paul Sewald for save opportunities in the Mariners bullpen and now Sewald has the closer job all to himself until Munoz is ready to return. It wouldn’t be surprising seeing Munoz miss additional time.
Jonathan Loaisiga RP New York Yankees (Elbow)
Loaisiga’s elbow is swollen and he will miss at least the next few weeks of action after being placed on the 15-day injured list over the weekend. The damage is minimal after he got tests on the elbow, but it will take a few weeks for the swelling to subside.
JT Chargois RP Miami Marlins (Back)
Chargois is dealing with a strained oblique and he will need time to recover as he was placed on the injured list earlier this week. Groin strains could take a while to recover from and Chargois will likely be out for multiple weeks until he heals up.
Zach Davies SP Arizona Diamondbacks (Oblique)
Davies has a strained oblique and was put on the injured list and Drey Jameson, according to Torey Lovullo, will take his spot in the rotation.
Cole Sulser RP Arizona Diamondbacks (Shoulder)
Sulser has a major shoulder strain and will miss the next two months of action after being put on the 60-day injured list.
Packy Naughton RP St. Louis Cardinals (Forearm)
Naughton left Friday’s game with an injured arm, but tests came back clean, and he shouldn’t be looking at extended time off. He was put on the 15-day injured list over the weekend.
Jeffrey Springs SP Tampa Bay Rays (Elbow)
Springs hurt himself in his last start and had to leave the game and we should know more about what he's looking at when it comes to potential time off over the next couple of days. He could possibly have nerve damage in his elbow and more testing is coming up for him that will determine his future.
Zach Eflin SP Tampa Bay Rays (Back)
Eflin was put on the injured list as his back has been bothering him. Taj Bradley started in his place and struck out eight batters, but then he was sent down to the minors after the start. We'll have to see who will fill in for Eflin for his next scheduled start.
Brandon Woodruff SP Milwaukee Brewers (Shoulder)
The Brewers put Woodruff on the injured list with a bum shoulder. They started Janson Junk in his place in their rotation the other day but then they sent him back down to the minors and we're waiting to see who will start in his place when his spot in the rotation comes up again.
German Marquez SP Colorado Rockies (Forearm)
Marquez is on the injured list with swelling in his forearm and we don't know who will take his spot in the rotation. Connor Seabold took his place on the Rockies roster.
Aaron Civale SP Cleveland Guardians (Oblique)
Civale is looking at a multi-week absence with a strained groin. The Guardians threw out Peyton Battenfield against the Yankees the other day and he wasn't bad, and he'll likely continue filling in for Civale until he returns.
Matt Manning SP Detroit Tigers (Foot)
Manning was put on the injured list after injuring his toe and we'll need to see who takes his spot in the Tigers rotation until he's ready to take the field again.
Zack Kelly RP Boston Red Sox (Elbow)
Kelly was put on the injured list after hurting his elbow and he has swelling in his elbow and he could be out of action for a long time. We're waiting on more test results from the Red Sox.
Joe Kelly RP Chicago White Sox (Groin)
Kelly has an injured groin and the White Sox put him on the injured list earlier this week. He will be out for at least the next few weeks.
Acevedo was put on the injured list with a strained back and other Athletics pitchers will have to help fill the void in middle relief.
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