Updates from around Major League Baseball on players who are "freshly back" from the disabled list or "newly gone" to the DL.
Florida Marlins SS Hanley Ramirez - Ramirez was on the DL for a total of 15 days after being placed there June 6th in a move that was retroactive to May 30th. He had been dealing with the back injury for about a month, but tried to play through it. He injured it further in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the pain became too unbearable for him to continue. Ramirez had an on base percentage of .224 before his stint on the disabled list. Scott Cousins was sent to the DL to make room for Ramirez.
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman: Zimmerman was on the DL for a total of 65 days after being placed there on April 10th with a left abdominal tear. This was originally not thought to be a serious issue, but the tear was found and he had surgery to repair it on May 3rd. In only eight games this season, Zimmerman was batting .357 with a .486 on base percentage. The Nationals "replaced" Zimmerman at third base with a mixture of Jerry Hairston and Alex Cora. Craig Stammen was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse.
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval: Sandoval was on the DL for a total of 45 days after being placed there April 30th with a broken hamate (hand) bone. Sandoval had been getting much better results than last year, going on the DL with a .374 on base percentage. Broken hamate bones are commonly believed to take away a hitter's power for at least a year, so Sandoval may have difficulty keeping a .530 slugging percentage. Conor Gillaspie was optioned to Triple-A Fresno.
Boston Red Sox CF Darnell McDonald: McDonald was on the DL for a total of 19 days after being placed there on May 26th with a strained left quad. McDonald has been playing a role as the fourth outfielder for the Red Sox. Drew Sutton was option to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Chicago Cubs LF Reed Johnson: Johnson was on the DL for a total of 19 days after being placed there on May 26th with lower back spasms. Johnson had been having a great season before his injury with a .367 average and a .435 on base percentage. Tyler Colvin - whose .175 on base percentage is not the mark of a great season - was optioned Triple-A Iowa.
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter - 15-Day DL, Strained right calf: I covered this move yesterday. This is Jeter's first DL trip since 2003.
Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau - 15-Day DL retroactive to June 10th, Left wrist strain: After missing time last year with a concussion and struggling this year with a pinched nerve in his neck, Morneau finally lands on the DL with a wrist strain. Morneau was having an incredible year last year before his concussion with a .345 average and a .437 on base percentage. This year, his OBP is only .281. His replacement may not be named until tomorrow, when it's possible Tsuyoshi Nishioka will return from a broken leg.
Florida Marlins CF Scott Cousins - 15-Day DL retroactive to June 13th, Lower back strain: Cousins has been filling in as a fourth outfielder while Chris Coghlan and Logan Morrison missed time with injuries. This was the accompanying move to the Hanley Ramirez reinstatement.