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MLB Injuries

 
Atlanta Braves
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Cole Hamels P September 21, 2020 Left shoulder fatigue on 60-day DL October 29, 2020
Comments:  Hamels has gone back on the injured list with soreness in his left shoulder and will not pitch again this season.
Mike Soroka P August 4, 2020 Torn right Achilles - out for season on 60-day DL October 29, 2020
Comments:  Soroka will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn right Achilles tendon Monday against the Mets. Soroka had to be helped off the field in the third inning after tumbling to the infield grass. He was hurt after delivering a pitch to J.D. Davis, who grounded the ball toward first baseman Freddie Freeman. Soroka broke toward first to cover the bag, but he went down on his first step off the mound.
 
Boston Red Sox
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Chris Sale P June 28, 2020 Left elbow surgery - out for season on 60-day DL October 29, 2020
Comments:  Sale will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, an operation that would keep him out the entire 2020 baseball season if and when it resumes after the coronavirus pandemic.
 
Houston Astros
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Yordan Alvarez LF August 16, 2020 Right knee ligament surgery on 60-day DL October 29, 2020
Comments:  Alvarez, last season's AL Rookie of the Year, will miss the rest of the season because of a partially torn right patellar tendon that requires surgery.
Roberto Osuna P August 2, 2020 Right elbow soreness on 60-day DL October 29, 2020
Comments:  Osuna has resumed throwing as he attempts to rehab an elbow injury without undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Justin Verlander P July 25, 2020 Right elbow surgery - out for season on 10-day DL October 29, 2020
Comments:  Verlander (strained forearm) announced on Instagram that he will undergo Tommy John surgery after experiencing renewed soreness following Wednesday's bullpen session.
 
Miami Marlins
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Elieser Hernandez P September 2, 2020 Strained right Latissimus Dorsi on 60-day DL October 9, 2020
Comments:  Hernandez (right lat strain) will miss the rest of the season after being moved to the 60-day injured list.
 
New York Yankees
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
James Paxton P August 21, 2020 Flexor strain, left forearm on 60-day DL October 29, 2020
Comments:  Paxton played catch Sunday as he continues his recovery from a strained left forearm.
Luis Severino P June 28, 2020 Right elbow surgery - out for season on 60-day DL October 29, 2020
Comments:  Severino needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2020 season, general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday. The two-time All-Star righty, who turned 26 last week, was sidelined until the final weeks of the regular season last year. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said last week that Severino has been feeling on and off discomfort since October.
 
Oakland Athletics
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Matt Chapman 3B September 9, 2020 Strained right hip - out for season on 10-day DL October 9, 2020
Comments:  Chapman will have season-ending surgery to fix a strained right hip.
A.J. Puk P July 20, 2020 Left shoulder strain on 60-day DL October 9, 2020
Comments:  Puk had Sunday's scheduled throwing session canceled after he experienced renewed soreness, and will reportedly undergo season-ending surgery.
 
San Diego Padres
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Kirby Yates P August 15, 2020 Bone chips, right elbow on 60-day DL October 9, 2020
Comments:  Yates (elbow surgery) will miss the rest of the season.
 
Tampa Bay Rays
Player Pos Date Injury Status Expected Return
Yonny Chirinos P August 17, 2020 Right elbow surgery - out for season on 60-day DL October 29, 2020
Comments:  Chirinos is expected to need Tommy John surgery, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
 
Updated Fri Oct 30 1:02 AM EDT
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How to read the MLB Injury Report

The Major League Baseball season is often called a marathon since it has the longest regular season among the major professional sports, consisting of 162 games spread over six months. Players get hurt all the time and keeping an eye on the MLB Injury Report should be a key tool in your handicapping chest.

There are 30 teams in the MLB and the active roster for a game consists of 25 players and that number goes to 26 players. The MLB Injury Report is listed in alphabetical order by Team Name and Mascot

Ex. Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles,

You may not see every team on the MLB Injury Report since some have been fortunate to avoid the injury bug but most clubs are listed throughout the season. Within each team section, Players are listed by first and last names before their Position. Along with the NFL, the MLB has the most positions in the sport and they’re each designated an abbreviation.

MLB Positions (Most Common)

  • 1B - First Base
  • 2B - Second Base
  • 3B - Third Base
  • SS - Shortstop
  • C - Catcher
  • LF - Left Field
  • CF - Center Field
  • RF - Right Field
  • Util - Utility
  • SP - Starting Pitcher
  • RP - Relief Pitcher
  • P - Pitcher

The Date section tells the bettor when a player became inactive on the MLB Injury Reports are always changing. The Injury section is usually stated with medical details and even though we’re not all doctors, savvy bettors following MLB can guesstimate the expected absence. If a player has a serious injury that will force the individual to miss a lengthy amount of games, the team will put the player on the Disabled List or what’s commonly known as the DL on the MLB Injury Report. When a player is put on the DL, the team is allowed to fill that active roster spot with another team.

The MLB Injury Report provides plenty of information on each player in the Comments and they provide great insight on what happened to the player. Along with the injuries, the report covers league suspensions and MLB has more of these than any other professional league. The MLB Union has instituted strong drug testing policies for Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) and players who fail face severe consequences. Also, the league does not tolerate domestic abuse issues and players have been suspended for those transgressions as well.

The Expected Return is when the MLB player is expected to return to the clubhouse or diamond for their team.

How do MLB Injury Reports affect betting?

The MLB Injury Reports often deal with long-term injuries but the short-term news certainly are more important for the day-to-day bettors. Staying on top of starters in the MLB Injury Reports can certainly help bettors get an edge on their bookmakers. Wagering on a team when an All-Star caliber player is removed from a lineup or perhaps a key pitcher is absent from bullpen can make a big difference on the performance on the field. Staying healthy for the marathon of the MLB season is crucial for all 30 teams and depth is key when dealing with 162 games.

Monitoring injuries can give you an edge when betting on baseball. If sports gambling is legal in your state, check out our online sportsbook directory to find the best and most secure places to make MLB bets, as well as exclusive sportsbook offers.

  
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