It’s the Year of the Injury, and this post will house many of the evening’s updates on that front.
- Let’s start off with some good news for everyone except the Cubs: Mets ace Jacob deGrom is set to start tomorrow night. DeGrom left his start Friday due to right flexor tendinitis, but the MRI came back clean.
- Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi was reinstated from the IL, with reliever Ronald Bolanos going on it. Mondesi, who strained his hamstring on May 31st, is active but not in tonight’s lineup.
- Cardinals lefty Kwang Hyun Kim is also off the IL, and is starting tonight against the Marlins. Kim had a brief IL stint for lower back soreness.
- Angels manager Joe Maddon told reporters the injured list has been ruled out for third baseman Anthony Rendon, who’s recovering from a mild triceps strain. Rendon has struggled at the plate this year, with a 90 wRC+ in 191 plate appearances. By measure of OPS, his .679 mark is the worst single-season 45-game slump of Rendon’s career since his 2013 rookie season.
- Luis Severino’s rehab start injury Saturday was described as a Grade 2 groin strain by Yankees manager Aaron Boone. This will set him back about a month, leading to a possible late July/early August return.
- Braves southpaw Tucker Davidson left tonight’s start after 53 pitches with left forearm tightness, according to the team. Davidson entered the night unscored-upon in his last 11 2/3 innings, spanning a pair of starts.
- Orioles ace John Means, pulled from a June 5th start in the first inning, began playing catch for the first time since the injury according to MLB.com’s Joe Trezza. Means may be able to return by month’s end. With a 2.28 ERA and a no-hitter on the season, the lefty seems a lock for the All-Star Game.