The previous week in MLB was about an outfielder in the American League who was placed on the injured list, a third baseman is dealing with a back injury, and a starting pitcher in the National League will be out a while with a shoulder injury.
New York Yankees Place Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on Injured List with Ankle Injury
According to a team announcement, the New York Yankees will be without a potent bat in their lineup as they placed outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on the injured list.
The Yankees had initially announced that Stanton had a calf injury, but manager Aaron Boone said that Stanton has ankle inflammation, per Lindsey Adler of The Athletic.
Giancarlo Stanton does *not* have a calf strain, Aaron Boone says. It’s ankle inflammation, he says.
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) May 26, 2022
The team is hopeful the outfielder will miss just the minimum required time on the injured list.
Stanton has played a vital role in the team leading the American League East and having the best record in MLB.
The outfielder has posted a .285 batting average and .862 OPS in 40 games with three doubles, 11 home runs, and 35 RBIs.
The team also placed reliever Jonathan Loaisiga on the injured list with right shoulder inflammation, per Sweeny Murti of WFAN.
Jonathan Loaisiga added to the IL with a shoulder issue that Aaron Boone said is similar to last year, hoping it’s only a couple weeks away.
Loaisiga, Chapman, Green all missing from the bullpen now.
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) May 25, 2022
This is a similar injury that Loaisiga dealt with last year, said Boone, and he is expected to be sidelined for a couple of weeks.
Loaisiga has struggled on the mound this season, as indicated by his 7.02 ERA and 5.13 FIP in 16 2/3 innings pitched (18 games) with 18 strikeouts, 10 walks issued, and three home runs allowed.
Colorado Rockies Place Third Baseman Kris Bryant on IL Again with Back Strain
According to a team announcement, the Colorado Rockies have placed third baseman Kris Bryant on the injured list with a lower back injury after being reinstated last week from the same injury.
The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have placed outfielder Kris Bryant on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to May 23) with a lower back strain and have recalled right-handed pitcher Ryan Feltner from Triple-A Albuquerque.
— Rockies Club Information (@RockiesClubInfo) May 25, 2022
After returning, Bryant had appeared in two games, registering just one hit in six at-bats with two walks and three strikeouts.
In his first season with the Rockies, Bryant has struggled by compiling a .270 average and .676 OPS in 17 games with four doubles, four RBIs, and zero home runs.
In March, the third baseman signed a lucrative seven-year, $182-million contract with the Rockies.
The team is hopeful another stint on the injured list will allow his injured back time to heal.
Milwaukee Brewers Starting Pitcher Freddy Peralta Will Miss Significant Time with Shoulder Injury
The Milwaukee Brewers will be without a critical member of their starting rotation moving forward.
Manager Craig Counsell announced that right-handed pitcher Freddy Peralta would miss significant time with a shoulder injury, per Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
The Brewers expect Freddy Peralta to pitch again in 2022, but “he is going to miss a significant amount of time,” Craig Counsell says. pic.twitter.com/sH04iYIrmZ
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) May 23, 2022
Peralta underwent an MRI, and it showed a posterior shoulder strain.
The Brewers expect that he will be back this season, but he will be sidelined for a lengthy time.
The team does not think that Peralta needs surgery, and it has not been discussed, Counsell added.
The right-hander was placed on the injured list after exiting his last start with shoulder tightness.
LHP Josh Hader placed on the family medical emergency list.
RHP Freddy Peralta placed on the 15-day injured list with a right posterior shoulder strain.
RHP Trevor Kelley and RHP Miguel Sánchez recalled from Triple-A Nashville.
RHP Dylan File outrighted to Triple-A Nashville. pic.twitter.com/Sp04zaEXvp
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) May 23, 2022
Peralta has posted a 4.42 ERA in 38 2 /3 innings pitched (eight starts) with 50 strikeouts, 13 walks yielded, one home run surrendered, a 2.14 FIP, and 1.19 WHIP.
The loss of Peralta is monumental for the Brewers’ rotation as he was terrific for them last year, by posting a 2.81 ERA in 144 1/3 innings pitched (27 starts) with 195 strikeouts and a 3.12 FIP.
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