Injuries: Betts, Kepler, Cueto, Fried, Bumgarner

Injuries: Betts, Kepler, Cueto, Fried, Bumgarner

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Stay up-to-date with all the latest news on injured and recovering players from across Major League Baseball.

Mookie Betts and Miguel Vargas, Dodgers

Betts, who collided with Jason Heyward in the outfield on Tuesday, said postgame that he twisted his right ankle on the play but that he does not anticipate missing time. 

Vargas was held out of the lineup Tuesday after waking up sore following a hit by pitch on his right thumb on Monday. Manager Dave Roberts said the move was precautionary and that Vargas could return to the Dodgers’ lineup on Thursday against the D-backs. More >

After Kepler exited the Twins’ Monday night game against the Marlins in the top of the fourth inning with right knee soreness, an MRI revealed he suffered patellar tendinitis in his right knee. He is day-to-day, and manager Rocco Baldelli said Tuesday that “nothing major” was found. More >

Johnny Cueto and Joey Wendle, Marlins

Cueto left his Marlins debut on Monday in the second inning after experiencing right biceps tightness. Although an MRI revealed no structural damage, he was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday. Cueto had experienced general right arm soreness during Spring Training.

Wendle was scratched from Monday’s lineup due to oblique soreness. He underwent an MRI later in the night and was placed on the 10-day IL with a right intercostal strain on Tuesday. More >

Fried departed his Opening Day start against the Nationals on Thursday due to a left hamstring strain sustained while covering first base in the fourth inning. He was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday, retroactive to April 1. More >

Madison Bumgarner, D-backs

Bumgarner reported feeling fatigued after his season debut against the Dodgers on Thursday and was sent back to Phoenix to be evaluated by team doctors, where an MRI came back clean. D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said Monday that Bumgarner is still on schedule to make his next start on normal rest. More >

Musgrove (fractured toe) pitched five innings in a back-field game at the team’s spring complex on Friday. Next up for Musgrove is a rehab stint, which he expects to begin Thursday for Triple-A El Paso in Sacramento. More >

Nootbaar (bruised left thumb) was placed on the 10-day IL Monday (retroactive to March 31) after the injury showed little improvement following two days of rest. More >

Harrison Bader and Carlos Rodón, Yankees

Bader (left oblique strain) took about 25 dry swings on April 3 and “felt great,” according to manager Aaron Boone. Bader also has sprinted in the outfield, which has gone well.

Rodón (mild left elbow strain) threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session on March 27 and said he felt comfortable. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said on Sunday that Rodón’s next outing will be two simulated innings, which will include having hitters stand in the batter’s box. More >

Paxton (right hamstring strain) threw three strong innings in an extended spring training game Tuesday in Fort Myers, Fla., reaching 95 miles per hour with his fastball.

The lefty will work out in Fort Myers for the rest of the week and make his next start with a Red Sox affiliate. He will make at least two more starts before rejoining the Red Sox. More >

Seiya Suzuki and Brandon Hughes, Cubs

Suzuki (left oblique strain) was scheduled to take two at-bats at designated hitter during a game Tuesday in Arizona. Suzuki also had two at-bats in a simulated game Monday while also playing four innings of defense. It was the outfielder’s first game at-bats since injuring his left oblique in late February.

Hughes (left knee inflammation) faced hitters in a live BP session on April 2 with no issues, according to the Cubs. The lefty is tentatively scheduled to throw again on April 5. More >

Brantley (right shoulder surgery) was with the Astros for the first three games of the season in Houston, but he traveled Florida on Sunday to continue his rehab at the team’s facility in West Palm Beach, Fla. Astros general manager Dana Brown said prior to the club’s season opener that Brantley was “about three weeks” away from returning. More >

White (right elbow inflammation) felt good after a 20-pitch bullpen session Monday in Dunedin, Fla. Shut down with an elbow issue late in training camp, White is still in need of a full buildup, which will take time, but he’s headed in the right direction. More >

Walsh dealt with headaches and insomnia late in Spring Training and opened the season on the injured list. He was sent to a specialist in Utah, where he entered a two-week program. Walsh has been doing well and progressed to hitting on the field at the club’s Triple-A complex in Salt Lake City. More >

Bart, who was a late scratch from the Giants’ Saturday afternoon game against the Yankees due to back tightness, has been placed on the 10-day IL (retroactive to March 30) after an MRI revealed a small strain in his mid-back. Manager Gabe Kapler said that the team does not expect Bart to miss significant time. More >

Hedges was placed on the 7-day injured list Tuesday after suffering a concussion Sunday against the Reds.

The catcher was hit by a foul tip off the bat of Kevin Newman in the third inning and was eventually removed from the game. More >

Corey Dickerson, Nationals

Dickerson has been placed on the 10-day IL and will undergo a scan Sunday after his left calf “tightened up on him” during Saturday’s game against the Braves. More >

The Rockies placed Bard on the 15-day injured list before their season opener Thursday with what he classified as anxiety. Bard is still with the team, working on his mechanics. Manager Bud Black reported that Bard reached 96 mph during a bullpen session on Saturday. More >

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