MLB injury report: Return timeline, updates for Max Scherzer, Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino and others

We're already in the thick of the Major League Baseball regular season, and the injury bug is feasting on some of the game's top players. We have every single MLB injury chronicled here and updated often to let you know who is in or out each night and beyond. But this page will look at the most important injuries in MLB and how they are affecting teams and players moving forward. 

Notable MLB injuries

Giancarlo Stanton LF •
BA.290
R4
HR1
RBI7
SB0

• Injury: Right knee strain
• Status: On 10-day IL; likely out until August
• July 12 update: Stanton returned to the injured list with a right knee sprain after the outfielder slammed his knee sliding into a base against Toronto on June 25. Stanton has yet to resume baseball activities, and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters that August is the "sweet spot" for Stanton's return timetable.

Luis Severino SP •
ERA0
WHIP0
IP0
BB0
K0

• Injury: Shoulder, Lat
• Status: On 10-day IL; out until at least August
• July 15 update: On Monday, Severino resumed his throwing program. He threw 25 tosses at 60 feet. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told MLB Network Radio that he expects Severino will need "six or more" weeks to be ready. Cashman also added that he could be a 75-pitch starter or used out of the bullpen once he makes his return. Severino has been sidelined since late April due to a Grade 2 lat strain. He was originally placed on the IL with shoulder inflammation.

Max Scherzer SP •
ERA2.30
WHIP.98
IP129.1
BB23
K181

• Injury: Back strain
• Status: On 10-day IL
• July 16 update: On Tuesday, Scherzer in the outfield and "said he felt a lot better," according to manager Davey Martinez via NBC Sports Washington. The Nationals placed Scherzer on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain (retroactive to July 10). Scherzer, 34, is expected to return sometime before the end of July, and he told reporters that it's not a "long-term injury." It's just the third time in Scherzer's 12-year MLB career that he's gone on the IL.

Carlos Correa SS •
BA.295
R26
HR11
RBI35
SB1

• Injury: Broken rib
• Status: 60-day IL; will miss 4-6 weeks
• July 12 update: On Monday, Correa began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock. Correa was transferred to the 60-day injured list on Friday. He has been on the IL with a cracked rib since late May, and he'll now be unable to be activated until July 26. Correa, 24, is expected to begin a rehab assignment within the next week. The Astros All-Star shortstop sustained the rib fracture during an in-home massage, Correa said through a released statement. The Astros are hoping to be able to activate him during next week's series against the Cardinals in St. Louis.

Cole Hamels SP •
ERA2.98
WHIP1.20
IP99.2
BB35
K97

• Injury: Strained left oblique
• Status: 10-day IL; expected to be out until at least mid-July
• July 16 update: On Monday, Hamels told reporters he felt good after throwing loss toss from 120 feet. Hamels left his June 28 start after feeling something grab in his side, and he was soon after placed on the IL with a left oblique strain.

Eloy Jimenez LF •
BA.244
R36
HR17
RBI39
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  • Injury: Ulnar nerve contusion
  • Status: 10-day IL
  • July 17 update: The White Sox placed the rookie outfielder on the IL on Wednesday after Jimenez collided with a teammate in the outfield on July 16. It's his second IL stint of the season, and a return timetable is unknown.
Tim Anderson SS •
BA.317
R39
HR11
RBI37
SB15


• Injury: Sprained ankle
• Status: 10-day IL; return timetable unknown
• July 14 update: Anderson was spotted fielding ground balls on Sunday. Along with taking part in fielding drills, Anderson also went through batting practice Saturday in addition to some light mobility drills. "[Anderson's] still not pushing off [the right] leg as well as we'd like but he's healing," manager Rick Renteria told Chicago Sun Times' Daryl Van Schouwen after the shortstop's workout. Anderson suffered a sprained right ankle while making a play on a ground ball against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Anderson's breakout season has been forced to be put on hold.

Felix Hernandez SP •
ERA6.52
WHIP1.50
IP38.2
BB8
K34

• Injury: Right lat/shoulder strain
• Status: 10-day IL 
• July 16 update: Hernandez's rehab was halted because of fatigue during his first rehab game. He will throw a bullpen session on Thursday. The upcoming bullpen session could determine if Hernandez is ready to head back on a rehab assignment in the minors.

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Nathan Eovaldi BOS • SP • 17
ERA6.00
WHIP1.52
IP21.0
BB11
K16

• Injury: Elbow surgery
• Status: On 10-day IL
• July 16 update: Eovaldi will begin a rehab stint on Wednesday or Thursday, likely with Triple-A Pawtucket, according to The Boston Globe's Alex Speier. Eovaldi underwent right elbow surgery April 21. The hope then was that Eovaldi would only miss four to six weeks, but bicep soreness he dealt with over this past month has delayed his comeback. Given Boston's bullpen struggles, they could use Eovaldi in save situations once he returns.

Dellin Betances RP •
ERA2.70
WHIP1.05
IP66.2
BB26
K115

• Injury: Shoulder, Lat
• Status: On 60-day IL; timetable is unknown
• July 15 update: Betances resumed his throwing program on Monday, when he made 25 tosses at 60 feet. Betances, 31, has yet to pitch in a big league game this season, having been sidelined during spring training with a right shoulder impingement. He was shut down from baseball activities in mid-June with the right lat strain suffered while rehabbing from the shoulder injury.

Dustin Pedroia 2B •
BA.100
R1
HR0
RBI1
SB0

• Injury: Knee 
• Status: On 60-day IL
• May 27 update: Pedroia is still suffering from chronic knee pain. and currently on an indefinite leave from baseball. He has been sidelined since mid-April, and was recently transferred to the 60-day injured list. In a press conference alongside manager Alex Cora and top executive Dave Dombrowski, Pedroia announced that he would be taking an absence from baseball. He didn't outright announce his retirement, but he acknowledged he didn't know if he would be able to play again. Here's more on Pedroia's outlook.

Out for the 2019 season 

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