MASH Report (4/16/15)

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.





Jeff, one of the authors of the fantasy baseball guide,The Process, writes for RotoGraphs, The Hardball Times, Rotowire, Baseball America, and BaseballHQ. He has been nominated for two SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis and won it in 2013 in tandem with Bill Petti. He has won three FSWA Awards including on for his MASH series. In his first two seasons in Tout Wars, he's won the H2H league and mixed auction league. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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Stammen likely out for year with torn flexor, per several outlets.