Injury Reports:
TeamPlayerPOSStatusDate ReportedNotes
Atlanta BravesCharlie MortonSPProb Mar 31 – CalfThu, Nov 25Morton is on the mend after a right fibula fracture, and he is likely to be available for the season opener versus the Marlins.
Atlanta BravesRonald Acuna Jr.LFEarly May – KneeThu, Nov 11Acuna Jr. is on the mend after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL, and he is not expected to return to the lineup until the beginning of May.
Atlanta BravesMike SorokaSPMid July – AchillesThu, Nov 11Soroka is sidelined after undergoing surgery to repair two tears in his right Achilles tendon, and he is not expected to make his season debut until sometime in July.
Chicago CubsDavid Bote3BMid May – ShoulderThu, Nov 11Bote is sidelined after undergoing shoulder surgery, and he is not expected to make his season debut until sometime in May.
Cincinnati RedsTejay AntoneRPOut For Season – ElbowThu, Nov 25Antone is expected to miss the entire 2022 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Los Angeles DodgersDustin MaySPMid July – ElbowThu, Nov 25May is recovering from Tommy John surgery, and he is not projected to make his season debut until after the All-Star break.
New York MetsJoey LucchesiSPOut Indefinitely – ElbowTue, Nov 30Lucchesi is recovering from Tommy John surgery, and he is expected to miss most of the 2022 season.
New York YankeesZack BrittonRPOut For Season – ElbowThu, Nov 25Britton is on the mend after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and he is likely to miss the entire 2022 season.
Tampa Bay RaysBrendan MckaySPOut Indefinitely – ShoulderFri, Nov 26McKay is on the mend after having thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, and there is no timetable for return.
Tampa Bay RaysYonny ChirinosSPOut Indefinitely – ElbowThu, Nov 25Chirinos is recovering from surgery to repair a fractured elbow, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.
Tampa Bay RaysTyler GlasnowSPOut For Season – ElbowThu, Nov 25Glasnow underwent Tommy John surgery for a UCL tear and flexor strain in his right elbow. He is expected to miss the entire 2022 season.
Tampa Bay RaysNick AndersonRPOut Indefinitely – ElbowThu, Nov 25Anderson is recovering from surgery to repair a partially torn UCL in his right elbow, and he is likely to be away from the field until sometime during the second half of the 2022 season.

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.