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Opening Day Injury Report 2017



The Opening Day injury report details all 433 players who opened the 2017 season on the minor league disabled list. • All players listed here began the season on the seven-day DL except for those with an asterisk (*), which denotes the 60-day DL. • Players are separated by minor league affiliate this year. • Nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of players who opened the season on the DL are pitchers. • The Pirates (one) and Royals (four) have so fewer players on the DL that their totals may be incomplete. The Reds (28), Rangers (26), Cubs (25), Yankees (23) and Dodgers (21) are in the opposite camp.

Arizona Diamondbacks (16) Reno (AAA): RHP Rubby de la Rosa | LHP Daniel Gibson | SS Sean Jamieson | OF Gregor Blanco Jackson (AA): RHP J.R. Bradley | RHP Adam Miller | RHP Matt Stites | C Jose Queliz | C Josh Thole | 3B Travis Denker | SS Domingo Leyba Visalia (Hi A): C Tyler Baker | 2B Henry Castillo Kane County (Lo A): RHP Carlos Hernandez | RHP Yoan Lopez | RHP Julio Perez Shortstop Domingo Leyba injured his right shoulder diving for a ball and could miss up to two months.
Atlanta Braves (14) Gwinnett (AAA): RHP Bradley Roney | LHP Rex Brothers | C Braeden Schlehuber | SS Emerson Landoni | OF Dustin Peterson Mississippi (AA): LHP Kyle Kinman | LHP Joe Rogers | C Sal Giardina | C Joseph Odom | 2B Levi Hyams Florida (Hi A): RHP Raymar Navarro Rome (Lo A): RHP Luis Gamez | RHP Dalton Geekie | LHP Dilmer Mejia Outfielder Dustin Peterson had surgery on his left hand early in spring training to remove the hook of his hamate bone.
Baltimore Orioles (19) Norfolk (AAA): RHP Nate Adcock | C Joel Polanco | OF Mike Yastrzemski Bowie (AA): RHP Branden Kline | RHP Dennis Torres | RHP Michael Zouzalik | C Pedro Perez | C Steel Russell Frederick (Hi A): RHP Dariel Delgado | RHP Hunter Harvey | RHP Austin Urban | C Alexander de la Cruz | 3B Cam Kneeland Delmarva (Lo A): RHP Mike Costello | LHP Elias Pinales | C Wagner Ramirez | 2B Jack Graham | 2B Austin Leyritz | OF Natanael Delgado Righthander Hunter Harvey is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery he had last July. Because of myriad injuries he hasn't been at full strength since the 2014 season.
Boston Red Sox (7) Portland (AA): RHP Harrison Cooney | LHP Jake Drehoff | C Danny Bethea Salem (Hi A): RHP Marc Brakeman | 2B Jose Sermo Greenville (Lo A): SS C.J. Chatham | OF Trenton Kemp A hamstring injury will hold back 2016 second-rounder C.J. Chatham, a shortstop from Florida Atlantic.
Chicago Cubs (25) Iowa (AAA): RHP Corey Black* | RHP Casey Kelly | RHP Miguel Mejia | RHP Conor Mullee | RHP Fernando Rodriguez | LHP Manny Parra | LHP Zac Rosscup | C Carlos Corporan | 2B Jemile Weeks | 3B Chris Dominguez | SS Elliot Soto Tennessee (AA): RHP Erick Leal* | RHP Tommy Nance | RHP Steve Perakslis | RHP Jake Stinnett | C Gioskar Amaya* | 3B Kevin Cornelius | OF Jacob Hannemann Myrtle Beach (Hi A): LHP Ryan Kellogg | LHP Jose Paulino | C Will Remillard | OF Eloy Jimenez South Bend (Lo A): RHP Jared Cheek | LHP Carson Sands | C Marcus Mastrobuoni Outfielder Eloy Jimenez will be shut down for most of April after an MRI revealed a bone bruise in his right shoulder.
Chicago White Sox (13) Charlotte (AAA): RHP Jake Dunning | LHP Brian Clark | LHP Cory Luebke | C Carson Blair | 3B Gerson Montilla Birmingham (AA): RHP Jordan Stephens | LHP Scott Snodgress | C Chris O'Dowd Winston-Salem (Hi A): RHP Luis Martinez | C Wilfredo Rodriguez | C Casey Schroeder Kannapolis (Lo A): RHP Victor Diaz | 1B K.J. Woods*
Cincinnati Reds (28) Louisville (AAA): RHP Nick Christiani | RHP Jon Moscot* | LHP Andrew McKirahan | 2B Hernan Iribarren | 3B Zach Walters Pensacola (AA): RHP Jose Adames* | RHP Zack Weiss | LHP Joel Bender | SS Carlton Daal | OF Jonathan Reynoso Daytona (Hi A): RHP Tejay Antone* | RHP Mark Armstrong | RHP Nick Howard* | RHP Brian Hunter | RHP Jeremy Kivel* | RHP Wyatt Strahan | LHP Seth Varner | 3B Tanner Rahier Dayton (Lo A): RHP Junior Joselin Arias | RHP Alexis Diaz* | RHP Marcos Encarnacion* | RHP Nick Hanson* | RHP Sarkis Ohanian | RHP Adrian Rodriguez* | RHP Alex Webb | LHP Jacob Constante* | LHP Andrew Wright* | 1B K.J. Franklin
Cleveland Indians (16) Columbus (AAA): RHP Perci Garner | RHP Will Roberts | RHP Enosil Tejeda | OF Dan Robertson Akron (AA): RHP Dylan Baker | RHP Dace Kime | RHP Jacob Lee | 2B Mark Mathias | 3B Taylor Murphy | OF Luigi Rodriguez Lynchburg (Hi A): RHP Luke Eubank | LHP Sean Brady | LHP Anderson Polanco Lake County (Lo A): RHP Erick Algarin | LHP Sam Hentges | C Yoiber Marquina
Colorado Rockies (8) Albuquerque (AAA): RHP Rayan Gonzalez* Hartford (AA): RHP Devin Burke* | 2B Cesar Galvez Lancaster (Hi A): RHP Javier Medina* | SS Brendan Rodgers Asheville (Lo A): RHP Mike Nikorak* | 3B Wesley Jones* | OF Tyler Bugner* Shortstop Brendan Rodgers opened the season on the shelf with a minor hand injury. Righthander Mike Nikorak opened the season on the 60-day DL because he had Tommy John surgery on April 12. He will miss the entire season.
Detroit Tigers (8) Erie (AA): RHP Jorge Marban | RHP Montreal Robertson Lakeland (Hi A): RHP Johan Belisario West Michigan (Lo A): RHP Dominic Moreno | RHP Trey Teakell | C Shane Zeile | OF Joey Havrilak | OF Derek Hill
Houston Astros (8) Fresno (AAA): LHP Albert Minnis Corpus Christi (AA): RHP Ryan Deemes | RHP Angel Heredia* | 2B Nick Tanielu* | OF Bobby Boyd Buies Creek (Hi A): RHP Jose Luis Hernandez | RHP Andrew Walter Quad City (Lo A): RHP Enrique Chavez
Kansas City Royals (4) Omaha (AAA): RHP Seth Maness | RHP Chris Withrow NW Arkansas (AA): RHP Andy Ferguson Lexington (Lo A): C Xavier Fernandez
Los Angeles Angels (13) Salt Lake (AAA): RHP Troy Scribner | LHP John Lamb | LHP Nate Smith | 2B Tim Arakawa Mobile (AA): RHP Ivan Hernandez | RHP Alex Klonowski | LHP Kevin Grendell Inland Empire (Hi A): RHP Austin Robichaux | C Angel Genao | C Taylor Ward Burlington (Lo A): RHP Aaron Cox | RHP Jacob McDavid | RHP Blake Smith An oblique injury sidelined catcher Taylor Ward at the outset of 2017.
Los Angeles Dodgers (21) Oklahoma City (AAA): C Brant Whiting | SS Drew Maggi | OF Henry Ramos Tulsa (AA): RHP Kyle Grana | RHP Reinier Roibal | RHP Josh Sborz | RHP Andrew Sopko | RHP Andrew Thurman | C Sean O'Connell Rancho Cucamonga (Hi A): RHP Pablo Fernandez | RHP Zach Hartman | LHP Michael Boyle | LHP Luis De Paula | C Pete Summerville Great Lakes (Lo A): RHP Joe Mortillaro | RHP Jay Muhammad | RHP Jeff Paschke | LHP Victor Gonzalez | LHP Garrett Harrison | 1B Matt Jones | SS Cristian Gomez
Miami Marlins (16) New Orleans (AAA): LHP Greg Nappo | C Carlos Paulino | OF Cal Towey Jacksonville (AA): RHP Patrick Johnson | C Chris Hoo Jupiter (Hi A): RHP Jeff Brigham | LHP Miguel Del Pozo | C Brad Haynal Greensboro (Lo A): RHP Kevin Guzman | RHP Tyler Kolek | RHP Chuck Weaver | LHP Nestor Bautista | LHP Gabe Castellanos | LHP Brett Lilek | 2B Mason Davis | OF Isael Soto Righthander Tyler Kolek is rehabbing form Tommy John surgery he had last April.
Milwaukee Brewers (6) Colorado Springs (AAA): RHP Yhonathan Barrios | LHP Sean Nolin Biloxi (AA): RHP Adrian Houser | RHP Jorge Ortega Wisconsin (Lo A): RHP Josh Pennington | 2B Fidel Pena
Minnesota Twins (18) Rochester (AAA): RHP Yohan Pino | RHP Jake Reed | LHP Nick Greenwood | OF Zack Granite | OF Ryan Strausborger Chattanooga (AA): RHP Zack Jones | LHP Stephen Gonsalves | LHP Tyler Jay | 3B T.J. White Fort Myers (Hi A): RHP Michael Cederoth | RHP Henry Centeno | RHP Alex Muren | LHP Cameron Booser | C A.J. Murray | C Brian Olson Cedar Rapids (Lo A): RHP Andro Cutura | RHP Zach Tillery | LHP Lewis Thorpe Speedy outfielder Zack Granite led the minors with 56 stolen bases last year, but this year he began the year with a strained right oblique. Lefthander Stephen Gonsalves experienced minor soreness in his throwing shoulder in mid-March, but he's throwing in camp and working toward a return, according to Twins correspondent Phil Miller. Phil Miller also reports that Tyler Jay is dealing with shoulder soreness, so the Twins are being cautious.
New York Mets (11) Las Vegas (AAA): LHP Tom Gorzelanny | C Jeff Glenn Binghamton (AA): 2B Jeff McNeil St. Lucie (Hi A): RHP Chris Flexen | RHP Mike Gibbons | RHP Marcos Molina | RHP Josh Prevost Columbia (Lo A): RHP Witt Haggard | LHP Seth Davis | C Jose Garcia | C Natanael Ramos
New York Yankees (24) Scranton/W-B (AAA): RHP Branden Pinder | RHP Nick Rumbelow | LHP Chaz Hebert | OF Jake Cave Trenton (AA): RHP Will Carter | RHP Ronald Herrera | LHP Eric Wooten* | C Kellin Deglan | OF Jeff Hendrix Tampa (Hi A): RHP Jordan Foley | RHP James Kaprielian | RHP Brody Koerner | LHP James Reeves | LHP Stephen Tarpley | 1B Chris Gittens Charleston (Lo A): RHP Austin DeCarr | RHP Drew Finley | RHP Brooks Kriske* | RHP Jonathan Loaisiga* | RHP Spencer Mahoney | RHP Erik Swanson | RHP Dillon Tate | OF Ricardo Ferreira* | OF Alexander Palma* Righthander James Kaprielian began the season on the disabled list after experiencing elbow pain. The 2015 first-rounder made just 10 starts last year because of same elbow.
Oakland Athletics (11) Nashville (AAA): RHP J.B. Wendelken | LHP Felix Doubront | OF Jaycob Brugman Midland (AA): RHP Trey Cochran-Gill | RHP Kris Hall | C Jose Chavez | 3B Jermaine Curtis | SS Yairo Munoz | OF James Harris Stockton (Hi A): 1B Sandber Pimentel Beloit (Lo A): LHP Zack Erwin
Philadelphia Phillies (8) Lehigh Valley (AAA): RHP Dalier Hinojosa | RHP Colton Murray Reading (AA): RHP Victor Arano | RHP John Richy | LHP Elniery Garcia Clearwater (Hi A): 1B Zach Green | 3B Derek Campbell Lakewood (Lo A): RHP Grant Dyer
Pittsburgh Pirates (1) Indianapolis (AAA): RHP Nick Kingham
St. Louis Cardinals (10) Memphis (AAA): RHP Mitch Harris | LHP Marco Gonzales | LHP Jordan Schafer Springfield (AA): RHP Andrew Morales | RHP Trey Nielsen | OF C.J. McElroy Palm Beach (Hi A): RHP Josh Wirsu | 2B Andrew Brodbeck Peoria (Lo A): RHP Jorge L. Rodriguez | 3B Bryce Denton
San Diego Padres (19) El Paso (AAA): RHP Erik Johnson* | RHP Cory Mazzoni | RHP Aroni Nina | 2B Casey McElroy* | 3B Christian Villanueva San Antonio (AA): RHP Yimmi Brasoban | RHP Seth Simmons | RHP Seth Streich Lake Elsinore (Hi A): RHP Elliot Ashbeck | RHP Anderson Espinoza | RHP Jacob Nix | LHP Matt LaChappa* | LHP Travis Radke | OF Edwin Moreno Fort Wayne (Lo A): RHP Chris Paddack* | RHP Blake Rogers | LHP Taylor Cox* Tri-City (SS): RHP Bryan Verbitsky* AZL Padres (R): RHP Adrian Martinez Forearm tightness forced righthander Anderson Espinoza, the system's top prospect, to the disabled list.
San Francisco Giants (21) Sacramento (AAA): RHP Ray Black | RHP Bryan Morris | RHP Albert Suarez | C Myles Schroder | 1B Mike Morse | SS Juniel Querecuto Richmond (AA): RHP Ian Gardeck | RHP Rodolfo Martinez | SS C.J. Hinojosa | OF Steven Duggar San Jose (Hi A): RHP Martin Agosta | 2B Cristian Paulino | OF Dylan Davis | OF Ronnie Jebavy Augusta (Lo A): RHP Ryan Koziol | RHP Logan Webb | LHP Mac Marshall | LHP Grant Watson | 2B Richard Amion | OF Jean Angomas | OF Gustavo Cabrera
Seattle Mariners (16) Tacoma (AAA): RHP Ryan Cook | RHP Cody Martin | LHP Brad Mills | C Nevin Ashley Arkansas (AA): RHP Tyler Knigge | RHP Rafael Pineda | LHP Jake Zokan | C Sebastian Valle | OF Chuck Taylor Modesto (Hi A): RHP Kody Kerski | RHP Vinny Nittoli | RHP Lance Thonvold | 2B Rafael Fernandez | OF Willie Argo Clinton (Lo A): 3B Nick Zammarelli | OF Kyle Lewis
Tampa Bay Rays (17) Durham (AAA): RHP Jose De Leon | RHP Burch Smith | LHP Jonny Venters | 2B Ryan Brett Montgomery (AA): LHP Grayson Garvin | LHP Chris Kirsch | OF Jason Coats Charlotte (Hi A): RHP Brandon Koch | RHP Brian Miller | RHP Benton Moss | RHP Jairo Munoz | RHP Nick Sawyer Bowling Green (Lo A): RHP Armando Bastardo | RHP Ty Hensley | RHP Alexis Tapia | RHP Cameron Varga | RHP Angel Yepez On the heels of an injury-shortened 2016 season, righthaner Jose De Leon begins this year on the shelf after experiencing discomfort in a forearm muscle.
Texas Rangers (26) Round Rock (AAA): RHP Adrian Sampson* | LHP James Jones* | SS Jason Martinson | OF Josh Hamilton Frisco (AA): RHP John Fasola | RHP Adam Parks* | LHP Joe Filomeno | LHP Bobby LaFromboise | C David Lyon | C Carlos Maldonado | SS Elio Castillo Down East (Hi A): RHP Zack Bird* | RHP Scott Engler* | RHP Yelfri Munoz | RHP Ronnie Williams | RHP Cole Wiper | 2B Evan Van Hoosier | OF Eric Jenkins Hickory (Lo A): RHP Matt Ball | RHP Hever Bueno* | RHP Jesus Garcia* | RHP Marc Iseneker* | RHP Michael Matuella | C Tyler Sanchez | OF Darius Day* | OF Todd McDonald
Toronto Blue Jays (15) Buffalo (AAA): RHP Taylor Cole | RHP Lucas Harrell | RHP Blake McFarland | 2B Jon Berti | OF Jose Tabata Dunedin (Hi A): RHP Jon Wandling | 2B John La Prise | 3B Mitch Nay | OF Lourdes Gurriel Lansing (Lo A): RHP Nick Hartman | RHP Kyle Weatherly | LHP Travis Bergen | C Javier Hernandez | 3B Carl Wise | OF Josh Palacios
Washington Nationals (19) Syracuse (AAA): RHP Aaron Barrett | RHP Kyle McGowin | LHP Tim Collins | LHP Bryan Harper | C Andruth Ramirez Harrisburg (AA): RHP Gabriel Arias | RHP Tyler Mapes | RHP Andrew Robinson | LHP Nick Lee | OF Zach Collier Potomac (Hi A): RHP Tommy Peterson | LHP Kylin Turnbull Hagerstown (Lo A): RHP A.J. Bogucki | RHP Robbie Dickey | RHP Cody Gunter | RHP Andrew Lee | RHP Jose Morales | C Jakson Reetz | C

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