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Last Updated Jun 07, 2022, 7:47 AM

MLB Injury Odds Report for Monday, June 6

There has been major separation in four of the six divisions after the first third of the MLB season. The New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and New York Mets all hold commanding leads and are odds-on favorites to top their respective divisions at this point. Conversely, the oddsmakers have yet to fully buy into the Minnesota Twins as they are still slight underdogs to the Chicago White Sox although they lead the AL Central by 4.5 games. Injuries have played a part in Chicago’s poor start, keeping the White Sox two games under .500 as of Monday morning.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

The loss of Tim Anderson has really hurt the Chicago White Sox. This offense has been very underwhelming throughout the 2022 season, and Anderson was the best bat in the lineup. He was hitting .356 with a team-high .896 to boot, but he has ben sidelined for the last week with a groin injury. Anderson is expected to miss at least another two weeks, and that really hurts this lineup’s ability to score runs since the shortstop is arguably the best leadoff hitter in baseball.

Fortunately, Eloy Jimenez is expected to return from a hamstring injury this week. Jimenez has missed the last six weeks due to injury, and his return should bring a spark to this lineup. The bats really need to heat up though as Jose Abreu, Luis Robert, and Andrew Vaughn are the only everyday players with an OPS over .700 on the roster.

Current AL Central Betting Odds

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

At the start of the year, the NL Central was seen as a two-team race, and that has held through the first third of the season. However, the Milwaukee Brewers are sizeable favorites over the St. Louis Cardinals despite being ahead by just a half-game in the standings. That’s largely because the Brewers are still leading the division despite being extremely unfortunate on the injury front.

Willy Adames, Luis Urias, and Hunter Renfroe are all dealing with nagging injuries that kept them out over the weekend. Omar Narvaez and Mike Brosseau are going to miss a week, and two of Milwaukee’s best three starting pitchers are out too. Brandon Woodruff will miss another week recovering from an ankle issue, while Freddy Peralta is going to miss two months with a lat problem.

Current NL Central Betting Odds

WASHINGTON NATIONALS

This was always going to be a rebuilding season for the Washington Nationals. The organization traded away Max Scherzer, Trea Turner, and other stars before the deadline last year in an effort to revamp the roster. However, Washington is one of the worst teams in the National League because the Nationals cannot stay healthy.

Stephen Strasburg, Anibal Sanchez, and Joe Ross are all long-term injuries, and Carter Kieboom was proclaimed out for the season last month. The bullpen has been hit hard with Victor Arano, Sean Doolittle, Hunter Harvey, and Josh Rogers all missing multiple weeks, leading to the Nationals ranking 29th in MLB with a 5.30 ERA.

Current NL East Betting Odds

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