MASH Report (4/16/15) by Jeff Zimmerman April 16, 2015 • David Wright is off to the DL again and this time it is for a strained hamstring. One day later, an MRI revealed a mild strain of Wright’s right hamstring. He will miss at least two weeks with the injury, though general manager Sandy Alderson called three weeks a more realistic estimate. • As I predicted on Monday, Henderson Alvarez went on the DL. He is only expected to miss the minimium 15 days. • Alex Rios is out for at least month with a broken wrist. It may be a while before he is 100%. • Neil Ramirez only threw three pitches last night and is being evaluated for shoulder discomfort today. • Carlos Gomez could end up on the DL after injuring his hamstring. • Brandon Workman is on the DL for a strained elbow and after seeing Dr. Tommy John Andrews, it was decided he didn’t need surgery for now. I did find this description of the Red Sox roster moves entertaining: The Red Sox optioned Workman to Triple-A Pawtucket late in Spring Training, but reversed the option earlier this week and placed him on the disabled list instead. The reverse option is now in baseball? • Carson is still wiping the tears out of his eyes after finding out Tommy La Stella is on the DL with an inflamed rib cage. • For Monday, I am going break out the PAIN values and see if any pitcher have any obvious or not so obvious injury signs. Velocity Readings • Bobby Parnell’s velocity is down about 2 mph from 2014 and down 5 mph from 2013. Parnell allowed two hits in a scoreless inning against the Brevard County Manatees. His velocity continued to be underwhelming. Parnell sat at 90-91 mph with his fastball, but registered 93 and 95 mph in two-strike counts. He threw a couple of sliders at 83-84 mph. • Koji Uehara’s average fastball velocity is down from 2014’s average, but at times last season he was at or below yesterday’s readings. I am not even near the panic button yet. • Brad Peacock’s average fastball velocity was down over 2 mph from his 2014 season average. Players with Injuries Going into 2015 Red colored entries are updates since last report.