Nationals catcher Yan Gomes left yesterday’s ballgame within the second inning with what seemed to be a strained indirect, per Bobby Blanco of MASNsports.com. Shedding Gomes can be a major blow for the Nationals, who already positioned his backup, Alex Avila, on the injured listing earlier this week. Yadiel Hernandez would at the moment be the Nats’ emergency catcher, although a roster transfer may come later as we speak if Gomes is anticipated to overlook any period of time. Tres Barrera is the opposite possibility at the moment on the lively roster. He figures to start out as we speak’s ballgame on the very least. The Nats may attempt to get by with simply Hernandez backing up Barrera for the subsequent couple of days with the All-Star break beginning on Monday.
Now, let’s test on a pair different damage updates from across the sport…
- Twins catcher Mitch Garver caught a bullpen session on Friday. Each Garver and Jake Cave may start rehab assignments in Triple-A subsequent week, writes MLB.com’s Do-Hyoung Park (via Twitter).Cave’s return can be notably notable for the Twins, as long as Kyle Garlick, Rob Refsnyder, and Byron Buxton all stay on the injured listing. Rookies Gilberto Celestino and Nick Gordon have been pushed into motion in centerfield, the place the 28-year-old Cave has seen the vast majority of his enjoying time over his 4 years with Minnesota. Cave began slowly on the dish this season, slashing simply .167/.239/.262 in 93 plate appearances earlier than a again damage despatched him to the injured listing on Might fifteenth. He will likely be eligible for activation after the All-Star break.
- Talking of Refsnyder and Garlick, supervisor Rocco Baldelli touched on their progress as properly, Park adds. Refnsyder may very well be nearing a return from a hamstring pressure, however Garlick hasn’t made a lot progress. He may nonetheless be going through surgical procedure. Garlick has been out for the previous month with a sports activities hernia after logging a superbly common 100 wRC+ in 107 plate appearances.
- Braves right-hander Mike Soroka lately underwent profitable surgical procedure to restore a torn Achilles for the second time since he final appeared within the Majors, per The Athletic’s David O’Brien (via Twitter). It was Soroka’s third surgical procedure in complete. Soroka figures to be out till at the very least July 2022, although an official timetable for his restoration has not but been made public.