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 Adderling Ruiz

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