Chapman (thumb) received a cortisone injection for his bruised right thumb Tuesday, Julian McWilliams of The Athletic Bay Area reports. The 25-year-old could resume swinging Thursday if the treatment works as intended.
Chapman will get further evaluation of his hand injury Monday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. An MRI had previously revealed no structural damage, but Chapman was nevertheless placed on the disabled list Friday. The fact that he's getting further evaluation is potentially a bad sign, though the severity of his injury should become a lot clearer following the visit.
Chapman (hand) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The move was far from unexpected after Chapman was held out of Friday's game against the Angels. Despite the fact an MRI earlier in the day revealed no structural damage, Chapman was likely projected to miss several games anyhow, which presumably helped cement the decision. Franklin Barreto was recalled from Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move, but Chad Pinder is expected to be the primary beneficiary of Chapman's absence.
Manager Bob Melvin said and MRI revealed no structural damage but Chapman (hand) could be placed on the 10-day disabled list in the coming days, Julian McWilliams of The Athletic reports. Chapman was left out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Angels after suffering a hand contusion at some point during the series versus Houston this week. The club will have a couple days to decide what to do with Chapman since a stint on the DL can be backdated up to three days. Expect Chad Pinder to receive a majority of the starts at third base if Chapman winds up missing an extended period of time.
Chapman (hand) is out of the lineup against the Angels on Friday, Julian McWilliams of The Athletic reports. Chapman will hit the bench after being diagnosed with a hand contusion Thursday, though results from his scheduled MRI on Friday have yet to be revealed. Consider him day-to-day for the time being while Chad Pinder gets a start at third base in his stead.