This was a tough weekend injury-wise around the majors, as a number of notable players went down. Here’s a statistical look at the impact of some of the biggest departures.
Rodriguez exited Sunday’s loss to the Rays with an oblique injury and will get an MRI to determine its severity.
Rodriguez left with a .145 batting average and five RBIs in 15 games this season. Though Rodriguez’s numbers were not good, he may have been hitting into some bad luck. He had 11 hard-hit balls in 55 at-bats (a 20 percent hard-hit rate), but was 6-for-11 on them (including a flyout to the fence on Saturday). Last season, Rodriguez had an .897 batting average when registering a hard-hit ball.
Carlos Carrasco suffered a left hamstring injury on Sunday and is headed to the disabled list. Carrasco had a 2.45 ERA and had allowed two runs in 17 innings dating back to April 13. Other Indians starters have combined for a 3.91 ERA this season.
On Friday, Yoenis Cespedes aggravated the bruised leg he suffered when he fell into the stands at Citi Field trying to catch a foul ball. He’s not expected to be placed on the disabled list, but may need more time to heal before returning.
Though the Mets won two games without him, Cespedes’ presence will likely be missed. He was hitting .349 with five home runs in his previous 14 games before the injury.
The Orioles placed pitcher Yovani Gallardo on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis and are awaiting an MRI that they hope will confirm the diagnosis.
Gallardo has a 7.00 ERA in four starts this season, with nine strikeouts and seven walks in 18 innings. He has allowed at least four runs in each of his last three starts. Gallardo is typically known for throwing in the mid-90s, but his average fastball this season clocked at 87 mph.
The Rangers scratched Cole Hamels from Monday’s start against the Yankees due to left groin soreness. The expectation is that he’ll miss only one start.
A Hamels start has been a sure thing for the Rangers. They’ve won his past 14 regular-season starts. He has pitched at least seven innings eight times in that span, including an Opening Day victory against the Mariners.