Injury Report: May 11

An ace hits the IL and an update on an MVP candidate.

Welcome to this week’s Injury Report! 


Jacob deGrom – Lat Strain


Jacob deGrom has officially found himself on the 10-day IL and is making his season debut on the 2021 Injury Report. deGrom will miss at least two starts due to a right lat strain. I’m hoping the time off will help his lat heal, and we can avoid a third flareup during the season. I would expect deGrom to miss the minimum 10 days and be back on the bump soon.

Return Date: Late May 

Buy/Sell/Hold: Hold 


Carlos Carrasco – Hamstring Strain


Carlos Carrasco was reportedly going to make his season debut last week. The Mets recently moved him to the 60-day IL, pushing his season debut until June at the earliest. His delay is a cause for concern, but I will operate under the assumption that this delay is due to a setback until we get more news from the Mets. 

Return Date: Mid-June 

Buy/Sell/Hold: Hold 


Cody Bellinger – Fibula Hairline Fracture


Cody Bellinger has resumed running on the field. Running is a big step in his recovery, and he is inching closer to his return. His timeline has accelerated, and I think that he should return within the next three weeks. 

Return Date: Early June 

Buy/Sell/Hold: Buy


Byron Buxton – Hip Strain 


Byron Buxton hit the IL due to a grade 2 hip strain. The Twins are saying this is a week-to-week injury; I think that he will be out for 4-6 weeks. If you know a manager worried about his injury, now would be a good time to buy. Once he returns, I wouldn’t be worried about this impacting his performance. 

Return Date: Late June 

Buy/Sell/Hold: Buy


Alex Kirilloff – Wrist Strain 


Alex Kirilloff will hit the IL with a wrist strain. This injury has been a mystery, and the Twins haven’t publicly determined how long he will be out. We have heard it could be a day-to-day concern, or a season-ending injury. I’m thinking, at a minimum, we won’t be seeing Kirilloff again until June. Even if he can avoid surgery, I’m worried about his season-long outlook. I think this is something that hangs around with Kirilloff for a while. 

Return Date: Late June (Hopefully)

Buy/Sell/Hold: Sell


George Springer – Quad Strain 


George Springer is on the IL again with another quad strain. This should be a typical recovery, and as long as Springer doesn’t rush his return to the field again, I’m not too worried about him when he does come back. 

Return Date: Early/Mid June 

Buy/Sell/Hold: Buy


Joey Votto – Thumb Fracture 


Joey Votto will miss the next month or so with a fractured thumb. This shouldn’t impact his performance once he returns.  

Return Date: Late June 

Buy/Sell/Hold: Hold


Thanks for reading! As always, if there is someone else you have a question about, leave me a comment or find me on Twitter (@Jake_Rob17). 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

What's up, everyone! I'm Jake, and I (painfully) love all things with Texas A&M, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Cowboys. I'm your guy for all things injuries here at Pitcher List. Catch me on Twitter and IG @jakerobinsonDPT

One response to “Injury Report: May 11”

  1. J.C. Mosier says:

    Great stuff, as always. Thoughts on Anthony Santander?

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