These are all of the important or most impactful big - league injuries as of Monday, May 15th, 2023. Many key players have just recently hit the MLB injured list (IL), and for all you Major League Baseball sports bettors out there this should definitely get your attention. Some of these injuries are minor and those players should be back in their ball club’s starting line - up soon while several of the other injuries are more severe leading to long - term stints on the IL.
Manny Machado of the San Diego Padres
Machado had to leave the San Diego Padres’ series opener against the Kansas City Royals during the 4th - inning at Petco Park located in San Diego, California following Brad Keller plunking Manny on the left hand with an 81 - mph slider with the bases loaded 2 - innings prior to that.
Machado, who collected an RBI on the 2nd - inning hit - by - pitch, was examined on the field by the San Diego Padres training staff, but Manny stayed in the game to run the bases. Machado played only 2 - more innings at 3rd - base before Rougned Odor pinch - hit for Manny in the 4th - inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals. Machado is listed as probable for Wednesday, May 17th, 2023’s game vs. the Kansas City Royals.
Cody Bellinger and Brad Boxburger of the Chicago Cubs
During the 7th - inning, Bellinger robbed the Houston Astros Kyle Tucker of an extra - base hit with a highlight - reel - like catch at the top of Minute Maid Park’s center - field fence. As Bellinger came back down to the warning track, his left leg buckled underneath him, and the former NL MVP outfielder tumbled to the turf near the warning track of the field.
Bellinger made his way slowly back to the Chicago Cubs dugout as his teammates and a member of the Chicago Cubs’ training staff came to his side, but Cody was replaced in the 8th - inning of the game against the Houston Astros by the Chicago Cubs pinch - hitter Miles Mastrobuoni. Bellinger is reported to be probable for the Chicago Cubs for Wednesday, May 17th, 2023.
Boxberger reported soreness in his throwing arm after Saturday's outing at Target Field located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Chicago Cubs manager David Ross mentioned that Boxberger will rest for a few days before being reassessed, but Brad is expected to be out until at least May 29th, 2023.
Joc Pederson, Mike Yastrzemski and Anthony DeSclafani of the San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants got back one left - handed power hitter while they also lost another prior to Monday, May 15th, 2023’s series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies at Oracle Park. Yastrzemski returned after missing 14 - games with a left hamstring strain, but the San Francisco Giants lost Pederson, who continued to experience lingering soreness in his right hand after being hit by a pitch on Friday, May 12th, 2023 in Arizona. Pederson is expected to be out until at least May 23rd, 2023.
DeSclafani, who had to leave his Saturday, May 13th, 2023 start against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 6th - inning as he was dealing with a minor injury to his toenail that he suffered just a few weeks ago playing with his kid. The San Francisco Giants’ manager, Gabe Kapler, said post - game that the San Francisco Giants are optimistic DeSclafani will be able to make his next start in the Giants’ starting pitching rotation.
Jazz Chisholm and Jesús Sánchez of the Miami Marlins
Chisholm will see a specialist on Monday, May 15th, 2023 to get more information on his mild case of turf - toe. Chisholm suffered the injury when he got his right foot stuck in the left - center - field wall in the eighth inning on Saturday, May 13th, 2023. Chisholm is expected to be out until at least Jun 15th, 2023.
After missing Friday, May 12th, 2023’s night game because of left hamstring discomfort, Sánchez returned to the Miami Marlins line - up on Saturday, May 13th, 2023, but he was pulled from the game after just 1 - inning due to soreness in the same hamstring. He was placed on the 10 - day MLB IL on Sunday, May 14th, 2023. Jesus is expected to be out until at least May 24th, 2023.
John Schreiber and Kiké Hernández of the Boston Red Sox
On Monday, May 15th, 2023 Schreiber experienced a was a short night as he exited the game in the middle of a 7th - inning during an at - bat against Julio Rodríguez, the first hitter he faced in relief because of right lat tightness. Schreiber is expected to be out until at least Jun 6th, 2023.
Hernández was out for a second straight day on Monday, May 15th, 2023 due to a sore left hamstring. Hernández called the injury "day to day," while the Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he was hopeful Hernández would be available by Tuesday, May 16th, 2023 and Hernandez is listed as probable for the Boston Red Sox game on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023.
Jose Altuve and Lance McCullers Jr. of the Houston Astros
Altuve (fractured right thumb) will join Double - A Corpus Christi on Tuesday, May 16th, 2023 to continue his rehab assignment. Altuve started 3 - rehab games at Triple - A Sugar Land (2 at 2nd - base and 1 at DH), and he went 1 - for - 13. The surgically repaired thumb feels good, but it's a matter of Altuve getting his timing down. Altuve is expected to be out until at least May 19th, 2023.
McCullers who is dealing with a right arm muscle strain, threw another bullpen session before Saturday's game in Chicago against the Cubbies. The Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker reported that the right - hander remains "on - course" in his rehab process. McCullers is expected to be out until at least Jun 5th, 2023.
Anthony Rendon of the Los Angeles Angels
Rendon, who was removed from Saturday's game against the Cleveland Guardians during the 6th - inning, was placed on the 10 - day MLB injured list, retroactive to Saturday, May 13th, 2023 with a left groin strain. Rendon told the Los Angeles Angels manager Phil Nevin he felt he could not make a play defensively because of the discomfort. Rendon is expected to be out until at least May 24th, 2023.
Dylan Carlson of the St. Louis Cardinals
Carlson, who sprained his ankle while leaving the batter's box after hitting a single in Sunday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox, was still a bit sore on Monday, May 15th, 2023, and he was held out of the St. Louis Cardinals’ line - up for the series - opening game against the first - place Milwaukee Brewers. Carlson is probable for the Cardinals game on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023.
Luis Severino, Carlos Rodón, Oswald Peraza, Giancarlo Stanton and Frankie Montas of the New York Yankees
Severino endured a right lat strain, and he is scheduled to pitch on Tuesday, May 16th, 20232 for Double - A Somerset vs. Reading, and the right - hander is hopeful to be activated after that outing.
Rodón, who is dealing with back stiffness, played catch and did some light throwing from 60 - 75 feet on last Saturday, Sunday, and Monday after receiving a cortisone injection on May 9th, 2023 to address the lingering stiffness in his back. The New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said on Monday, May 15th, 2023 that another round of injections has been scheduled for Rodon, although Boone said Rodón may not need that second shot after all.
Peraza has a sprained right ankle, and he began a rehab assignment with Triple - A Scranton / Wilkes - Barre on Sunday, May 14th, 2023.
Boone said Saturday that Stanton (left hamstring strain), “looked really good moving around the outfield” while performing pregame defensive drills on Friday, May 12th, 2023.
As of Saturday, May 13th, 2023 Montas, who is handling a case of right shoulder inflammation, was said to be doing well and nearing a throwing program. Montas is Expected to be out until at least July 14th, 2023.
C. J. Cron and Ryan Feltner of the Colorado Rockies
The Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black said Cron will go on the 10 - day MLB injured list after leaving last Sunday's game early due to back spasms. Cron is expected to be out until at least May 25th, 2023.
Feltner, who was struck by a comebacker just above his right ear in the 2nd - inning of the Colorado Rockies' past Saturday night game against the Philadelphia Phillies, sustained a skull fracture and a concussion. Black said on Sunday, May 14th, 2023 that Feltner spent the night in a local hospital and was hoping to be discharged later that day. Feltner is expected to be out until at least May 29th, 2023.
Yandy Díaz of the Tampa Bay Rays
Díaz exited last Sunday's game in the 1st - inning because of left groin tightness. He will undergo an MRI on Monday, May 17th, 2023, and he is listed as probable for the Tampa Bay Rays game on May 17th, 2023.
Carlos Carrasco of the New York Mets
Carrasco who is dealing with right elbow inflammation, logged 4 - scoreless innings in his 2nd - rehab start last Sunday, building up to 65 - pitches during a short bullpen session after the outing. The New York Mets manager Buck Showalter said Carrasco will rejoin the New York Mets this week, although Carrasco is expected to be out of action until at least May 19th, 2023.
Nick Lodolo, Joey Votto and T. J. Friedl of the Cincinnati Reds
Lodolo is dealing with left calf tendinosis, and he will be in a boot for approximately a week to take the pressure off of his left calf. The Cincinnati Reds are hopeful that the crafty lefty will return to the big - leagues within around 4 - weeks.
Votto who is managing a shoulder surgery injury was transferred to the 60 - day MLB IL on Monday, May 15th, 2023. Over the weekend, he traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to face live pitchers for the very first time since finishing a rehab assignment with Triple - A Louisville on April 15th, 2023.
Friedl will miss extended time after straining his left oblique during the 6th - inning of the Cincinnati Reds' game versus the New York Mets on Thursday, May 11th, 2023. Friedl was placed on the MLB 10 - day injured list on Monday, May 15th, 2023.
Liam Hendriks, Elvis Andrus and Yasmani Grandal of the Chicago White Sox
Hendriks is still recovering from him cancer treatment is expected to make 2 - more appearances for Triple - A Charlotte on Monday and Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 before being re - evaluated. Hendriks could return as early as this week, during the Chicago White Sox current homestand.
Andrus who is dealing with a left oblique strain, was just placed on the 10 - day injured list on Saturday, May 13th, 2023. He suffered that injury during his final at - bat in last Friday's game vs. the Houston Astros.
Grandal who is dealing with right hamstring tightness, has not played since suffering his injury on Thursday, May 11th, 2023. He was originally in Saturday's starting line - up for the Chicago White Sox, but he was scratched only 2 - hours before the first pitch of the game.
José Alvarado of the Philadelphia Phillies
Alvarado is dealing with left elbow inflammation, could begin throwing before the end of the Philadelphia Phillies’ 6 - game road trip beginning on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 in San Francisco vs. the Giants.
Mitch Garver of the Texas Rangers
Garver who is dealing with a mild left knee sprain is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment on May 23rd, 2023. Garver has been out since suffering his injury during the Texas Rangers May 8th, 2023 game versus the Chicago Cubs. Garver is expected to be out until at least May 29th, 2023.
“MLB Injuries”, cbssports.com, May 16, 2023.