Here ia our second edition of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Weekly Injury Report. This report will consist of three sections: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. “The Good” are reports on closers that are only slightly hurt or on the mend. ”The Bad” will be updates on current injured players and their return. ”The Ugly” will be the latest injured closers to go down and updates on long-term (60-Day DL) injuries.
Joel Hanrahan, PIT - Hanrahan has missed most of this week due to a sore right hamstring. It cost him two saves with Juan Cruz filling in for him. Accroding to reports out of Pittsburgh, Hanrahan will be available for Saturday’s game versus the Cardinals.
Kyle Farnsworth, TB - Farnsworth is still resting his arm and plans to start throwing activities next week. He is still on pace to return sometime in late May or early June.
Brian Wilson, SF - Wilson has successful Tommy John surgery to repair the ligament damage in his arm. He is out for the rest of season and likely the first half of next season.
Andrew Bailey, BOS - (No new updates)This story gets worse by the week. After having a good spring training and reporting that he is ready for baseball, Baily promptly hit the DL with a torn ligament in his right thumb. At first it was reported he’d be back before the All-Star break, but now we are looking at late August at best. If you don’t have the roster room, cut Bailey. The Red Sox will likely trade for another closer long before than. There are rumors that they are trying to make a deal for Kevin Gregg with the Baltimore Orioles. Bailey will start a throwing program in about 8 weeks, so there is the only time-table we have right now.
Drew Storen, WAS - Not much movement here. Storen and not been throwing at all and has been seen wearing a compression-type sleeve on his right elbow. The Nationals closer had surgery to remove a bone chip last week.