Injury Report: August 5

After a week off, Jake has returned to the Injury Report!

Welcome to this week’s Injury Report! 


Fernando Tatis Jr. – Shoulder Subluxation 


For the third time this season, Fernando Tatis has injured his left shoulder. The Padres will re-evaluate Tatis in about 10 days, but I’m not too optimistic that he will return this time. Can he return? Yeah, he can. But this is not an issue that will resolve itself unless he undergoes the procedure. Pound the panic button. Regardless of what happens here, I’m extremely worried about Tatis for the 2021 season. 


Return Date: 2022 

Worry-o-meter: 10 


Jared Walsh – Intercoastal Strain 


Jared Walsh is on the IL for the time being with an intercostal strain. At this point, Walsh has resumed hitting and throwing. He should return on Friday, and I’m not worried about him moving forward. Walsh has responded well to treatment and should be put back in your lineups whenever he is activated. 


Return Date: Early August  

Worry-o-meter: 2


Taylor Rogers – Finger Sprain 


Taylor Rogers2021 season is in doubt due to a finger sprain. Rogers has received an opinion not to have surgery on his finger, but he is still expected to receive more surgical opinions in the coming weeks. I’m not optimistic he will be able to return and would drop Rogers if he was on my roster. 


Return Date: 2022 

Worry-o-meter: 10 


Domingo German – Rotator Cuff Strain 


The Yankees are reporting that Domingo German will be shut down for the next week due to a rotator cuff strain. German will miss more than 10 days, but we do not have a definitive timeline from the Yankees. I’m not worried about German returning, but I am worried about how long he will be out. This could easily turn into an injury that lasts until late September/early October. As it stands right now, I’m not expecting German to be out that long. We are looking at an early September return. 


Return Date: Early September 

Worry-o-meter: 5


Anthony Rendon – Hip Surgery 


Anthony Rendon will have his injury-plagued 2021 season come to an end after undergoing hip surgery. He is having his hip impingement cleaned up, so Rendon is done for 2021. The good news is that he should return in 2022 without any lingering issues from the surgery. Corey Seager is one of the most recent examples who underwent similar surgery, for reference. Rendon should be able to return by Spring Training in 2022. Long term, I’m not worried about Rendon’s ability to perform due to this injury.


Return Date: 2022 

Worry-o-meter: 3


Chris Paddack – Oblique Strain 


Chris Paddack has landed on the IL due to a strained oblique. The Padres are not expressing much concern here, and I wouldn’t expect Paddack to have an extended absence. While oblique strains can last over two months, I think we will see Paddack back in about a month. 


Return Date: Early September 

Worry-o-meter: 4


Cavan Biggio – Back Tightness 


Cavan Biggio has hit the IL once again, this time with back tightness. This likely stems from his neck strain earlier in the season, so the new injury does not come as a surprise. Biggio should be able to return without issue, but as we talked about earlier in the year, there is a chance that he will hit the IL one more time before the season is over. 


Return Date: Late August

Worry-o-meter: 3


Team Updates: 

  • Ian Anderson has resumed throwing. We are looking at a return in 2-3 weeks.
  • Huascar Ynoa has been able to complete a rehab assignment without setback. Ynoa should return in the next two weeks. 
  • Chris Sale is expected to return to the Red Sox next week. Expect some rust and short outings for the rest of the 2021 season. 
  • Kyle Schwarber is expected to go on a rehab assignment in the next week. 
  • Yasmani Grandal has resumed throwing and running. He could return in the next 3-4 weeks. 
  • Luis Robert is nearing a return. The most likely scenario is that Robert returns in the next 2 weeks. 
  • Nick Castellanos is expected to return this weekend. 
  • Shane Bieber has resumed throwing. We are looking at an early September return. 
  • Alex Bregman is expected to return this weekend/early next week. 
  • Adalberto Mondesi started a rehab assignment on Tuesday. Expect a return in the next 7 days. 
  • Gavin Lux has resumed sprinting. Lux should return in about 2 weeks. 
  • Tyler Glasnow will have Tommy John and miss the 2022 season. He should be able to return in 2023. 
  • Jacob deGrom had a setback, and now we are looking at an early/mid-September return. 
  • Noah Syndergaard has resumed throwing for the first time since May. Syndergaard should be able to return in September. 
  • Jack Flaherty will make his third rehab assignment. Flaherty should return in the next 2 weeks. 


Thanks for reading! As always, if there is someone else you have a question about, leave me a comment or find me on Twitter (@JakeRobinsonDPT). I will get to them as I’m able to. Be sure to check back next week for the latest injury report!

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Jake Robinson

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