Matt Carpenter For centuries, the return season from Yankees, hitting .305/.412/.727 with 15 home runs in 154 plate appearances before breaking a bone when he was hit by a ball in the leg. The sprained ankle didn’t require surgery, but the timing of the injury put Carpenter’s season in jeopardy. Administrator Aaron Brown The Yankees said yesterday that they hope Carpenter, now 36, can return for the final series of the regular season.Twitter link via Brian Hoch of MLB.com). It’s not a given, but it’s a nice bonus for the Yankees and Carpenter himself to see him swing in a playoff setting before the postseason rolls around.
A few more injury updates around the game…
- of Twins As outfielders, they added another name to the ever-growing injury list. Trevor Larnach He will not return before the end of the 2022 season. Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Larnach underwent core muscle surgery earlier in the summer and completed his rehab last week after suffering a wrist injury in one of his last rehab sessions. The 25-year-old told Miller he couldn’t even hold a bat the day after the injury. Larnach is off to a strong start in 2022, hitting .258/.331/.477 with five homers and 13 doubles in his first 145 plate appearances. He had four hits in 35 plate appearances before undergoing surgery, but will not be back this year. Larnach and teammate Alex Kirillov Both former first-rounders have been touted among the game’s top 50 prospects at multiple points in the past, but injuries have kept them out of the lineup in Target Field.
- Left-handed Steven BraultDuring his minor league rehab, his shoulder didn’t respond as expected; Cubs Chief David Ross Yesterday (via Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times, On Twitter). He headed to Chicago for further evaluation and will not return to the mound this season. The longtime Pirates shortstop signed a major league deal with the Cubs in his first season but was restructured as a minor league contract due to an injury setback. Brault, 30, didn’t even pitch in the minors until July 1 this season. He moved up to the big league roster two weeks later and threw nine innings with a 3.00 ERA and 8-to-5 K/BB ratio before a shoulder sprain sent him back to the injured list in mid-August. Brault missed significant time in 2019 with a shoulder strain and will miss most of the 2021 campaign with a lat strain. Brault will be a free agent at the end of the season.