UPDATED 6/28 @ 9:01pm ET

As July is right around the corner, the MLB trade deadline starts to creep into our minds, and the unfortunate injury to Jesus Luzardo might take one of the more prominent arms off the market. Furthermore, Justin Verlander could potentially miss another turn in the rotation, whereas Zac Gallen could be rejoining the Arizona rotation by the end of the week. Giancarlo Stanton heads to a familiar place, the injured list, and Fernando Tatis is dealing with a couple of issues at the moment.

As you get ready to set your fantasy baseball lineups for the week ahead, be sure to check out the MLB injuries below, as well as Howard Bender’s article on the top fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups. Later this week, Matt Selz and I will break down some more waiver wire pickups and weekend streamers on Caught Stealing, so tune in there, too!

Without further ado, let’s dive into this week’s fantasy baseball injury report!




MLB Injury Report: Starting Pitchers

Jesus Luzardo, Miami Marlins - Back

Luzardo was scratched from his start on Saturday, and placed on the injured list later that day. An early report mentioned a 4-to-6-week absence for Luzardo, but with him being placed on the 60-day IL, he’ll miss at least the next two months.

Justin Verlander, Houston Astros - Neck

Verlander was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to neck tightness, but it doesn’t seem like it was something that just popped up. He’s not yet throwing, so I’d expect him to miss his next turn in the rotation as well.

Zac Gallen, Arizona Diamondbacks - Hamstring

Gallen is scheduled for a simulated game early this week, and if the team deems him ready to return, he could start at some point over the weekend.

Yu Darvish, San Diego Padres - Groin/Elbow

UPDATED 6/26: Darvish is on the IL for a groin strain, but it's been reported that Darvish is also dealing with some soreness/inflammation in his pitching elbow.

Max Scherzer, Texas Rangers - Thumb

UPDATED 6/26: Scherzer left his season debut early with some thumb soreness. He logged just 57 pitches in that outing, and the team is monitoring his status leading up to his next start.

Nick Lodolo, Cincinnati Reds - Finger

UPDATED 6/26:  Lodolo was placed on the IL due to a blister on his left index finger. When healthy, Lodolo has been excellent this season, but he's been on the IL three times already this season.

Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers - Shoulder

UPDATED 6/26:  Kershaw is trying to work back from shoulder surgery, but some soreness will cause his rehab to be halted for about one week.

Bryan Woo, Seattle Mariners - Hamstring

UPDATED 6/26:  Woo left his last start early due to hamstring tightness, and was placed on the IL the next day.

Patrick Sandoval, Los Angeles Angels - Elbow

UPDATED 6/24: Sandoval will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season.

Sandoval was placed on the injured list with an elbow strain.

Taijuan Walker, Philadelphia Phillies - Finger

Walker was placed on the injured list with inflammation of his right index finger. He had a 5.75 ERA and 1.33 WHIP through four starts in June.

Spencer Turnbull, Philadelphia Phillies - Shoulder

UPDATED 6/27: Turnbull was placed on the IL with a lat strain and his absence is expected to be between 6-8 weeks.

UPDATED 6/26:  Turnbull replaced Walker, listed above, in the team's rotation, and now Turnbull is dealing with some shoulder soreness.




MLB Injury Report: Relief Pitchers

Jordan Romano, Toronto Blue Jays - Elbow

Romano suffered a minor setback in his rehab program, though it’s not expected to be serious. Some elbow soreness popped up for Romano while working through his throwing program.

David Bednar, Pittsburgh Pirates - Oblique

The Pirates closer was placed on the 15-day injured list with a strained oblique.




MLB Injury Report: Hitters

Kyle Tucker, Houston Astros - Shin

Tucker has yet to resume baseball activities, so a timetable for return remains unknown.

Fernando Tatis, San Diego Padres - Quad

UPDATED 6/26: Tatis is targeting a return to action after the All-Star break.

UPDATED 6/24: Tatis was placed on the injured list with a stress reaction in his leg.

Tatis is dealing with a couple of different bumps and bruises at the moment. It was reported he’s been fighting through quad soreness for quite some time now, and then a recent HBP has affected his left arm (triceps to be exact).

Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies - Hamstring

UPDATED 6/28: The Phillies have placed Harper on the injured list.

UPDATED 6/28: The Phillies almost made it out of Thursday's game unscathed, but then injuries to Kyle Schwarber (below) and Harper right before the end of the game happened. The team should release more information on the severity of Harper's injury at some point today.

Kyle Schwarber, Philadelphia Phillies - Groin

UPDATED 6/28: The Phillies have placed Schwarber on the injured list.

UPDATED 6/28:  Schwarber was removed from Thursday's game with groin tightness. He should be considered day-to-day until the team releases more information.

Josh Jung, Texas Rangers - Wrist

UPDATED 6/26: Jung still has no timetable for his return to the Texas lineup.

Jung is being shut down for a couple of days due to some soreness that popped up in his wrist. He’s scheduled to take live BP on Tuesday, and a potential activation could come shortly thereafter.

Carlos Correa, Minnesota Twins - Wrist

UPDATED 6/27:  Correa took a pitch to the arm and left the game shortly thereafter with what the team called a wrist contusion. Consider him day to day at this juncture

Joey Ortiz, Milwaukee Brewers - Neck

UPDATED 6/27:  Ortiz was removed from Wednesday's game with neck tightness.

Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees - Hamstring

Stanton is no stranger to the injured list, and he’ll head there for the first time this season with a hamstring strain. Since joining the Yankees, he’s been placed on the IL for a hamstring-related issue in three different seasons (2020, 2023, 2024). He’s expected to miss around four weeks of action.

Luis Campusano, San Diego Padres - Thumb

Campusano was placed on the injured list with a thumb bruise. The team does not expect this issue to extend much beyond his 10-day required stay, if at all.

Starling Marte, New York Mets - Knee

UPDATED 6/24: Marte has some inflammation in his knee and will head to the injured list.

Marte missed Sunday’s game after being removed early from Saturday’s game with knee discomfort.

Max Kepler, Minnesota Twins - Neck

Kepler hasn’t appeared in the Minnesota lineup since he left Thursday’s game with neck spasms.

Brandon Lowe, Tampa Bay Rays - Toe

UPDATED 6/26:  Maybe Lowe will hit the IL? He hasn't been in the lineup since June 22nd, which was when he hurt his toe.

Despite fracturing his pinky toe after being hit by a pitch, Lowe doesn’t expect to be placed on the injured list.

Mike Yastrzemski, San Francisco Giants - Oblique

Yastrzemski was placed on the 10-day injured list with an oblique strain. The move is retroactive to Friday, June 20th, which is the last game in which the 33-year-old outfielder appeared.

Gabriel Moreno, Arizona Diamondbacks - Thumb

The Arizona backstop will head to the injured list with what the team is calling a thumb sprain. Moreno has had an underwhelming season to date, posting a .230/.313/.659 line with three home runs across 61 games.