Last Updated Jun 15, 2022, 11:41 AM
MLB Injury Odds Report for Monday, June 13
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We are starting to see some real separation at the 60-game mark of the baseball season. The New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Mets look like the four best teams in baseball, and they are only four teams that are less than 10-1 to win the World Series across the board. However, while both the Yankees and Astros have been able to stay relatively injury free, the Dodgers and Mets have had to deal with some serious injuries to their rotations that could affect them in the dog days of summer.
BOSTON RED SOX
The Red Sox have bounced back after a 10-19 start to currently sit a few games behind Toronto and Tampa Bay for second place in the AL East. Boston has won 22 of its last 32 games as the offense has come alive. Rafael Devers, J.D. Martinez, and Xander Bogaerts are a modern-day Murderer’s Row, yet injuries are going to really affect this rotation over the next month.
Chris Sale has only thrown 42 innings since 2019, and he is currently slated to make his season debut in July. Nathan Eovaldi is expected to miss his next two starts with a back injury, and James Paxton will be out for another month with an elbow injury. Garrett Whitlock is dealing with a hip injury that will keep him out for a few weeks, so the Red Sox are going to have to lean heavily on Michael Wacha, Nick Pivetta, and Rich Hill for the next few weeks.
Current AL East Betting Odds
The Cincinnati Reds were far and away the worst team in baseball through the first month of the season. They won just three of their first 25 games, but they had some success in May. Cincinnati won 17 of its next 30 games to surpass a handful of teams before losing standout catcher Tyler Stephenson to a thumb injury that will keep him out for a month.
Jonathan India and Tyler Naquin are two of their other top hitters on the team, yet they have been out for an extended period of time. Even worse, the pitching staff has been an absolute mess with several starters and relievers out for protracted periods. That has led to the pitching being some of the worst in baseball with the Reds carrying a 1.42 WHIP and 5.29 ERA as a team.
Over a dozen Reds have been added to the injury report in the last week, so this is a team to go against for the foreseeable future. They are having to start veteran Mike Minor due to their injuries, and he has already allowed five home runs in 8.1 innings.
Current NL Central Betting Odds
LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Injuries to their rotation have started to really affect the Los Angeles Dodgers. They have lost 9 of their last 13 games, being swept by both the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants in that stretch. LA was able to welcome back Clayton Kershaw recently, but they suffered another big blow over the weekend as Walker Buehler was shut down for the next few months due to an elbow injury.
Dustin May is still recovering from his elbow surgery, so the Dodgers are having to lean on Tony Gonsolin and Tyler Anderson. Andrew Heaney is dealing with a shoulder injury too, so a lot will be asked of the bullpen over the next few weeks.
Current NL West Betting Odds
NEW YORK METS
It’s been pretty impressive to watch the New York Mets shine despite the long-term absences of star pitchers Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer. The other starters have really picked it up without their two Cy Young Award winners, but what has really carried the team is the best offense in the NL.
We have seen nagging injuries add up for the hitters though as the Mets have been plunked more often than any other team in baseball. Starling Marte and Pete Alonso avoided trips to the IL, but both players have had to miss games recently, and that is something to keep an eye on.