06 Sep MLB Injury Report 09/06/17
With less than 30 games to go, some of these teams competing for a playoff spot are getting some of their best players back from injuries. The list is short, but impactful. Here are three players who have just come off or who are set to be coming off the DL that will make a difference to their ball clubs. Click on the red text below to listen to an in depth discussion on these players, potential playoff teams and Daily Fantasy Sports on our MLB Diamond Dash Podcast.
Miguel Sano, 3B/OF, MIN
Sano has been on the DL for the past two weeks due to a stress reaction on his left shin. Ehrie Adrianza has been playing the hot corner in his absence. Sano has been hitting off a tee but will not travel with the team on their road trip this week. They are hopeful that he can be activated on September 11th. Although the Minnesota Twins have been playing great baseball, they desperately need him in the middle of their lineup. All signs point up for him to return next week. He has 28 home runs 77 runs batted in and an .870OPS.
Danny Duffy, P, KC
Duffy suffered a low-grade pronator strain in his left elbow on August 27th. Sam Gaviglio has been claimed off waivers and is looking to be a substitute. Duffy played catch a few days ago but only up to 60 feet. He still has a long ways to go. If the Royals are out of playoff contention before he has a chance to come back, expect him to be shut down for the rest of the year. They’re saying that he probably has a good three weeks to go in reality before he will be activated. His numbers aren’t what they were last year but are still very respectable. He boasts a 3.78ERA, 1.25 WHIP with 116 strikeouts in 131 innings.
Danny Salazar, P,CLE
This flame thrower was activated off the DL yesterday after experiencing inflammation in his right elbow. It didn’t go as planned of Salazar as he didn’t get out of the first inning against the Chicago White Sox. He threw 23 pitches and only 11 for strikes in 2/3 of an inning while giving up four runs. He was already on a pitch count but obviously they weren’t expecting this. His numbers are deceiving as his ERA is at 4.66, 1.40WHIP and 129 strikeouts in only 92 plus innings.