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Phillies Injuries – Why & What’s the Effect??

In Philadelphia Phillies on June 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm

As I watched Freddie Galvis limp down to 1st base last night running out a foul ball, try to get back in to the box, and take a feeble swing before removing himself from the game to become the 14th Phillie to go on the disable list (DL) since April 1 it made us think of why was this happening to the Phillies and was it happening to other teams? The Phillies fans and media have been discussing how the Phils have been besieged with injuries so far this season. The common theme is, when we finally get healthy we will make a run and win the division. With that in mind, the Philly Pressbox went to work doing some research on the injuries for each team in the NL East. Below are the “transactions” listed on each of the teams’ websites dating back to April 1, 2012 through today. We left transfers to the 60 day DL as an indication that the injury the player suffered was more than likely severe.

We’re just providing the numbers and information of the injury and not trying to determine if a Ryan Howard injury is more significant to his team than a Ryan Zimmerman injury or Mike Pelfry being placed on the 60 day DL versus a Roy Halladay injury.

The big question that comes to the top of the Philly Press box is this, why are the Phillies having so many injuries?  Of the 14 Phillie injuries, 8 have been pitchers. Two of them, Contrares and DeFratus, have resulted in trips to the 60 day list. In Contrares case it will likely end his career. Of the remainder of the pitchers, Halladay and Cliff Lee, like Contrares, are getting older; however, Vance Worley, Michael Stutes and David Herndon are young pitchers. So what’s the common denominator?

The 1st Place Washington Nationals have also had 14 players placed on the DL. Interestingly, of the 14 only 5 have been pitchers. They have had to place three different 3rd basemen and three different catchers on the DL. They have also lost Jayson Werth and Rick Ankiel to go along with Zimmerman since April 1st.

The New York Mets are next with 10 players going on the DL. Of their 10, five have been pitchers, included two that transferred to the 60 day list.

That brings us to the healthy teams, the Atlanta Braves and Florida Marlins. The Braves have placed four players on the DL and three of them were in early April, and included Tim Hudson who was recovering from back surgery. The only other player has been Chipper Jones, which is not unusual. Overall, the Braves have been extremely healthy. As far as the Marlins, they have added three players to the DL. One of them, Jose Ceda, is recovering from off season Tommy John surgery and was later transferred to the 60 day list. Overall, they have only put two players on the list since the season started.  

You make the conclusion of how important the injuries are with 58 games in the books. Below are the standings as of today in the NL East as well as the disabled list transactions:

1st Place – Nationals

Tied for 2nd Place – Braves and Marlins – 2 games back

4th Place – Mets – 2.5 games back

5th Place – Phillies – 6 games back.

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Phillies Injuries 04/03/12      Philadelphia Phillies placed 2B Chase Utley on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Deterioration of the cartilage behind his left kneecap.
Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Justin De Fratus on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Right elbow sprain.
Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Recovering from September 2011 right elbow surgery.
Philadelphia Phillies placed 1B Ryan Howard on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Recovering from October 2011 left Achilles tendon surgery.
Philadelphia Phillies placed 2B Michael Martinez on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Right foot fracture.

04/21/12      Philadelphia Phillies placed LHP Cliff Lee on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 19, 2012. Left oblique strain.

04/24/12

Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Michael Stutes on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 22, 2012. Right shoulder inflammation.

05/01/12

Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP David Herndon on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 30, 2012. Right elbow inflammation.

05/02/12

Philadelphia Phillies placed 1B Jim Thome on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 29, 2012. Strained lower back.

05/11/12

Philadelphia Phillies placed LF Laynce Nix on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to May 10, 2012. Strained left calf.
  Philadelphia Phillies transferred RHP Justin De Fratus from the 15-Day disabled list to the 60-Day disabled list.

05/12/12

Philadelphia Phillies transferred 2B Michael Martinez from the 15-Day disabled list to the 60-Day disabled list.

05/16/12

Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Vance Worley on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to May 12, 2012. Right elbow inflammation.

05/29/12

Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Roy Halladay on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to May 28, 2012. Right back strain.

06/02/12

Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-Day disabled list. right elbow strain
   

06/04/12

Philadelphia Phillies transferred RHP Jose Contreras from the 15-Day disabled list to the 60-Day disabled list.

06/07/12

Philadelphia Phillies placed 2B Freddy Galvis on the 15-Day disabled list. Lower back strain.

 

Marlins injuries

04/04/12

Miami Marlins placed RHP Jose Ceda on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Recovering from April 2012 Tommy John surgery.

05/20/12

Miami Marlins placed CF Emilio Bonifacio on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to May 19, 2012. Sprained left thumb.

05/24/12

Miami Marlins placed LF Austin Kearns on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to May 23, 2012. Right hamstring strain.

05/27/12

Miami Marlins transferred RHP Jose Ceda from the 15-Day disabled list to the 60-Day disabled list.

 

Braves injuries

04/02/12

Atlanta Braves placed RHP Anthony Varvaro on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Right pectoral strain.
  Atlanta Braves placed LHP Robert Fish on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Left elbow tendinitis.

04/04/12

Atlanta Braves placed RHP Tim Hudson on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 3, 2012. recovery from back surgery

05/26/12

Atlanta Braves placed 3B Chipper Jones on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to May 24, 2012. Bruised left calf

 

Mets injuries

04/04/12

New York Mets placed RHP D.J. Carrasco on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. right ankle sprain
  New York Mets placed RHP Pedro Beato on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. right shoulder stiffness

04/23/12

New York Mets placed SS Ronny Cedeno on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 21, 2012. Left intercostal strain.

04/24/12

New York Mets placed RHP Mike Pelfrey on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 22, 2012. Swelling in his right elbow

05/04/12

New York Mets transferred RHP Mike Pelfrey from the 15-Day disabled list to the 60-Day disabled list

05/07/12

New York Mets placed SS Ruben Tejada on the 15-Day disabled list. Strained right quadriceps.

05/08/12

New York Mets transferred RHP Pedro Beato from the 15-Day disabled list to the 60-Day disabled list.

05/20/12

New York Mets placed RHP Miguel Batista on the 15-Day disabled list. Lower Back Strain

05/29/12

New York Mets placed 2B Justin Turner on the 15-Day disabled list. Sprained right ankle

05/30/12

New York Mets placed SS Ronny Cedeno on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to May 27, 2012. Strained left calf.

06/03/12

New York Mets placed LF Mike Baxter on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to June 2, 2012. Displaced right collarbone.
   

06/05/12

New York Mets placed RHP Ramon Ramirez on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to May 31, 2012. Hamstring strain

 

Nationals injuries

04/03/12

Washington Nationals placed 1B Chris Marrero on the 60-Day disabled list. rehab from torn left hamstring
  Washington Nationals placed LF Michael Morse on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. strained right lat
  Washington Nationals placed RHP Chien-Ming Wang on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. strained left hamstring
  Washington Nationals placed RHP Cole Kimball on the 60-Day disabled list. rehab from right shoulder surgery
  Washington Nationals placed RHP Drew Storen on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. elbow injury
  Washington Nationals placed CF Rick Ankiel on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to March 28, 2012. quad injury

04/27/12

Washington Nationals placed RHP Brad Lidge on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 22, 2012. Abdominal wall strain

04/28/12

Washington Nationals placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 21, 2012. Sore right shoulder

04/29/12

Washington Nationals placed 3B Mark DeRosa on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to April 28, 2012. Oblique strain
   

05/08/12

Washington Nationals placed RF Jayson Werth on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to May 7, 2012. Broken left wrist

05/13/12

Washington Nationals placed C Wilson Ramos on the 15-Day disabled list. Torn right knee ligament

05/15/12

Washington Nationals placed C Sandy Leon on the 15-Day disabled list. High right ankle sprain.
  Washington Nationals transferred C Wilson Ramos from the 15-Day disabled list to the 60-Day disabled list

05/22/12

Washington Nationals placed RHP Ryan Mattheus on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to May 21, 2012. Plantar fascia strain in his left foot.
   

05/28/12

Washington Nationals placed 3B Chad Tracy on the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to May 27, 2012. Right adductor strain.
  Washington Nationals transferred RF Jayson Werth from the 15-Day disabled list to the 60-Day disabled list.

06/03/12

Washington Nationals transferred RHP Drew Storen from the 15-Day disabled list to the 60-Day disabled list

06/07/12

Washington Nationals placed C Carlos Maldonadoon the 15-Day disabled list retroactive to May 30, 2012. Strained lower back.

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