MLB Injured List: Star Players Out For 2023 Season

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Los Angeles Dodgers' Gavin Lux slides into third base as he tries for a triple during a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, in Los Angeles. Lux was tagged out at third base.
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Rachael Millanta @rachaelmillanta Apr 07, 2023, 4:23 PM
  • Edwin Díaz tore his patellar tendon during the World Baseball Classic.
  • Rhys Hoskins tore his ACL during spring training.
  • Gavin Lux had season-ending knee surgery in March.

Injuries are an unfortunate reality of professional sports, and Major League Baseball is no exception. From shoulder and elbow injuries requiring Tommy John surgery to everyday strains landing stars on the IL, there’s always something keeping the strength and conditioning coaches employed.

Here are players ruled out for the entire 2023 season.

Edwin Díaz — Mets (Knee)

The New York Mets’ bullpen took a huge blow when Díaz injured his knee before the start of the 2023 season. 

On March 15, Díaz was celebrating after Puerto Rico advanced to the World Baseball Classic quarterfinals when he suffered a full-thickness tear of his patellar tendon. 

A day later, the Mets announced the two-time All-Star would undergo surgery and need about eight months of recovery, effectively ruling him out of the entire 2023 MLB season.

Rhys Hoskins — Phillies (Knee)

Hoskins suffered a non-contact injury during a spring training game on March 23. The Philadelphia Phillies later announced he tore his ACL and would require surgery, meaning his 2023 season was over before it started.

The first baseman is due to enter free agency at the end of the season, so it’ll be interesting to see if the Phillies offer Hoskins a contract extension.

Gavin Lux — Dodgers (Knee)

On Feb. 27, Lux’s knee buckled while running from second to third base during a spring training game. The Los Angeles Dodgers announced he suffered a torn ACL and sprained LCL and would undergo surgery.

With Lux out, Miguel Rojas is the Dodgers’ everyday shortstop this year. 

MLB Players Ruled Out for 2023

PLAYERTEAMINJURY
Shane BazTampa Bay RaysElbow
Anthony BenderMiami MarlinsElbow
Jacob BrentzKansas City RoyalsElbow
Cade CavalliWashington NationalsElbow
Edwin DíazNew York MetsKnee
Scott EffrossNew York YankeesElbow
Vladimir GutierrezCincinnati RedsElbow
Lucas GilbreathColorado RockiesElbow
Rhys HoskinsPhiladelphia PhilliesKnee
Gavin LuxLos Angeles DodgersKnee
Tyler MatzekAtlanta BravesElbow
Corbin MartinArizona DiamondbacksLat
Huascar YnoaAtlanta Braves Elbow

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Rachael Millanta

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Rachael Millanta is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM focusing on Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. Her work has been published in SB Nation, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Slackjaw Humor. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Rachael now resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Rachael Millanta is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM focusing on Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. Her work has been published in SB Nation, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Slackjaw Humor. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Rachael now resides in Chicago, Illinois.