Opening Day is getting closer which means Spring Training a couple of weeks away from its end. As always, players on nearly every team suffer small and some major injuries during Spring Training. The question from the fans will be whether these injuries will last into the regular season and prevent them from starting the season on the Opening Day roster. Let’s take a look at the teams who have had some more major injuries this spring and their timetable:
Jimmy Paredes: He has yet to resume baseball activities, but he hopes to do so sometime next week. He’s aiming to play in a few games before the start of the season.
Matt Wieters: He has yet to start batting or throwing, but he has participated in other baseball activities.
Boston Red Sox:
Eduardo Rodriguez: He will not be ready for the start of the season and is expected to begin the season on the disabled list.
Michael Lorenzen: Manager Bryan Price stated that Lorenzen has a chance of being ready for the regular season as a reliever. He is currently out with a mild UCL strain.
Michael Brantley: Brantley played in his first game action yesterday in a minor-league contest. He is still expected to start the season on the disabled list.
Daniel Descalso: He will out several weeks after fracturing his left hand.
Angel Nesbitt: He will be out 4-6 weeks with a sprained ankle.
Anibal Sanchez: He will return to the rotation on Monday and is expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Cameron Maybin: There are no new updates on Maybin, who was initally projected to be out 4-6 weeks. There is still a chance that he could be ready for Opening Day.
Lance McCullers: He will begin the season on the disabled list.
Max Stassi: Backup catcher Stassi will be sidelined for the first month of the regular season.
Kansas City Royals:
Jarrod Dyson: He’s aiming a return within the first two weeks of the regular season.
Los Angeles Angels:
Andrelton Simmons: Due to soreness, Simmons has yet to return to the lineup. The Angels will make sure they don’t rush Simmons back.
C.J. Wilson & Jered Weaver: Both could be out for the beginning of the season.
Los Angeles Dodgers:
Hyun-Jin Ryu: Ryu will not be pitching in a game this spring.
Yhonathan Barrios: He will not be ready for Opening Day.
New York Mets:
Asdrubal Cabrera: Manager Terry Collins expects him to be ready for Opening Day
San Francisco Giants:
Johnny Cueto: Cueto passed his concussion test and is expected to make his next start.
Tampa Bay Rays:
Brad Boxberger: He will be sidelined for 8 weeks after having core muscle surgery
Toronto Blue Jays:
Edwin Encarnacion: He will be sidelined out for a week with an oblique injury.
Bronson Arroyo: Arroyo has a torn rotator cuff and could retire.