12 Jul MLB Infirmary Report: All-Star Break Edition
By: Shane Thompson
Happy All-Star break everyone! This weeks injury report features 3 SP from Boston, Miami and Milwaukee, as well as 2 young up and coming players from Washington. You can hear a full break down of these players and more on the MLB Diamond Dash Podcast which can be found and listened to here.
Eduardo Rodriguez, P, BOS
He landed on the DL on June 2nd, with a dislocated knee. Doug Fister was claimed off waivers from the Angels and has been filling the void in his absence. Rodriguez was pitching excellent up until his last start and management instantly knew there was something wrong with him when he was limping around on the mound in that game. He’s expected to be activated next Monday and start against Toronto. His stat line is impressive with 9.1 K’s/9 and a 1.15 WHIP in 61 innings.
Chase Anderson, P, MIL
Chase happened to find himself on the disabled list on June 29th with an oblique strain and is not expected back until mid-August. Jorge Lopez has been promoted and will serve as an interim starter. This is big blow for Milwaukee as they’ve been playing well and Anderson has been a big part of it. He posts a 2.89ERA, 1.11 WHIP with 9 quality starts. The Brewers will likely be looking to add a SP before the trade deadline.
Trea Turner, SS, WSH
Turner was placed on the DL on June 30th with a fractured right wrist and is not expected back for another 5-7 weeks. Wilmer Difo has been seeing extra playing time in Turner’s absence. This is his second DL stint this year and after seeing Adam Eaton go down earlier this year, they definitely need Turner more than ever atop this lineup. His slash line is .279 BA, 24 XBH and a league leading 35 stolen bases.
Michael Taylor, OF, WSH
Taylor has been dealing with a mild oblique strain for a while now and they finally placed him on the DL on July 7th. Chris Heisey and Ryan Raburn have been getting more playing time since Taylor was placed on the DL. Taylor is expected to be back right after the all star break. This is great news for the Nationals, seeing that they lack OF depth and Taylor has enjoyed a break out year with 12 home runs, 35 runs batted in to go with 10 stolen bases.
Edison Volquez, P, MIA
Edison was placed on the disabled list on July 7th with left knee tendinitis and is expected to return right after the all star break. Chris O’ Grady will replace Volquez in the rotation until then. It’s been a very up and down season for Edison even despite pitching a no-hitter. He has a 4.19 ERA with 81 strike outs in 92 innings. There are rumors flying around that he, along with teammate Martin Prado will be dealt before the trade deadline.