|Boston Red Sox||Chris Sale||SP||Early Sept – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Sale will be out of commission until late in the 2021 season while he recovers from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.|
|Chicago White Sox||Nick Madrigal||2B||Mid April – Shoulder||Sat, Nov 7||Madrigal is expected to be out of the lineup until at least the middle of April due to left shoulder surgery.|
|Houston Astros||Austin Pruitt||RP||Out Indefinitely – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Pruitt will miss an undetermined length of time after having surgery to repair a hairline fracture in his right elbow.|
|Houston Astros||Justin Verlander||SP||Out For Season – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Verlander is expected to miss the entire 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.|
|Kansas City Royals||Foster Griffin||RP||Out For Season – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Griffn has been shut down for the entire 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.|
|Kansas City Royals||Daniel Tillo||RP||Out For Season – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Tillo had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, and he is expected to miss the duration of the 2021 season.|
|Los Angeles Angels||Justin Anderson||RP||Early Sept – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Anderson had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, and he is expected to be sidelined until late in the 2021 season.|
|Los Angeles Angels||Max Stassi||C||Mid April – Hip||Sat, Nov 7||Stassi is on the mend from surgery to fix a torn labrum in his left hip, and he is likely to be out of action until at least the middle of April.|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Caleb Ferguson||RP||Out For Season – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Ferguson had Tommy John surgery conducted on his left elbow and is expected to miss the entire 2021 season.|
|New York Mets||Noah Syndergaard||SP||Early Sept – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Syndergaard is recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, and he is likely to be out of commission until late in the 2021 season.|
|New York Mets||Robinson Cano||2B||Out For Season – Suspension||Fri, Nov 20||Cano has been suspended for the entire 2021 season after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.|
|New York Yankees||Luis Severino||SP||Mid July – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Severino is likely to be out of action until at least midway through the 2021 season as he is recuperating from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.|
|New York Yankees||Aroldis Chapman||RP||Elig April 4 – Suspension||Fri, Nov 20||Chapman has been suspended two games for intentionally throwing at a batter, but he is expected to make his season debut April 4 against the Blue Jays.|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Rhys Hoskins||1B||Early April – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Hoskins is likely to be sidelined until at least the beginning of April after having Tommy John surgery performed on his left elbow.|
|San Diego Padres||Trey Wingenter||RP||Early Sept – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Wingenter will be out of commission until late in the 2021 season while he works his way back from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.|
|San Diego Padres||Luis Perdomo||RP||Out For Season – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Perdomo is rehabbing his right elbow after undergoing Tommy John surgery and will miss the duration of the 2021 season.|
|San Diego Padres||Mike Clevinger||SP||Out For Season – Elbow||Mon, Nov 16||Clevinger has been ruled out for the entire 2020 season after having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.|
|San Francisco Giants||Tyler Beede||SP||Out For Season – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Beede underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, and he has been ruled out of the 2021 season.|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Dakota Hudson||SP||Out For Season – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Hudson will miss the entire 2021 season after having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.|
|St. Louis Cardinals||John Brebbia||RP||Early Sept – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Brebbia is recovering from Tommy John surgery, and he will be out of action until at least late in the 2021 season.|
|Tampa Bay Rays||Yonny Chirinos||SP||Out For Season – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Chirinos has been ruled out of the 2021 season while he rehabs his right elbow after having Tommy John surgery.|
|Texas Rangers||Danny Santana||CF||Mid May – Elbow||Sat, Nov 7||Santana will be out of action until at least the middle of May while he recovers from major surgery on his right elbow.|
Understanding How to Use Our MLB Injury Report
Baseball isn’t on the same level as basketball and football when it comes to contact sports, but that doesn’t mean players don’t get hurt. There’s a lot more injuries than people think and many can go completely overlooked.
It’s easy to stay up to date with the star players and when they go on the DL. The thing is, any injury can have a negative impact on a team. Especially if a club starts to get a bunch of injuries all at once.
I’ve displayed a full injury report for all 30 MLB teams above. As I’m sure most of you noticed, teams are listed in alphabetical order.
As you can see, I don’t just list the player who is out. I’ve got the day they were placed on the injury report, position they play, type of injury, impact they have on that team and their current status.
Once a player has returned from injury, we don’t automatically remove them from the list. Their status will switch to healthy. This allows you to see if a team recently got a lot of guys back.
By scrolling through the teams, you can get a pretty good idea of which clubs are dealing with the most injuries.
Tips for Handicapping Baseball Injuries: Impact of Player Loss/Return
Injuries to starting pitchers is one thing that you don’t have to worry about all that much. At least when placing a bet on the game. You know what two starters are taking the mound. If one of them is scratched, your bet will be a wash (assuming you chose fixed for the starters).
What you need to be looking for is teams who have multiple starters out of the rotation because of injury. These teams are going to be forced to call up guys from the minors that likely aren’t ready for the big leagues. You can sometimes find value in betting underdogs when the favorites are missing several key players.
Where pitching injuries really impact the game is when a team loses some key arms in the bullpen. Unless it’s one of the elite closers, most people will just overlook these guys being out. A healthy and well rested bullpen is huge when it comes to winning games. If a team is hit hard with injuries to their core set of relievers, it’s going to force the guys who are healthy to throw a little more and likely not pitch up to their potential.
Position players are also important to keep track of, but teams are usually more equipped to handle these. At least to a certain point. elite players like Mike Trout are simply not replaceable. The longer a key player like this is out, the more likely it is the team will struggle.