Week two! Huzzah!
Three players--Chipper Jones, Daric Barton and Adam Moore--have come off the disabled list this week, but they've been replaced by four others.
There are now 106 players on the DL with a median age of 28.5 years. The split among hitters and pitchers is almost at 2:1 with 70 pitchers out to just 36 position players.
Now that we're a few days into the season we've also seen our first few players ride the pine with injuries of the nagging day-to-day variety. In addition to the regular team DL chart, after the jump is a "Games Missed" graph with time lost to both day-to-day and DL injuries.
(More and larger graphs after jump)
The four new members of team DL:
Scott Linebrink - RP - Cardinals
Linebrink on 15-day disabled list with right shoulder problem | The Washington Post
The reliever is sidelined with shoulder capsulitis, a joint condition that can result from inflammation.
Andres Torres - CF - Mets
NY Mets put Andres Torres on disabled list | NY Daily News
All it took was one day into the season for the Mets to place their first player on the disabled list. Center fielder Andres Torres will be on the shelf for 15 days with a strained left calf.
Doug Fister - SP - Tigers
Tigers' Doug Fister goes on DL with strained left side | Detroit Free Press
Right-hander Doug Fister is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained costochondral in his left side.
Dustin Moseley - SP - Padres
Padres place RHP Dustin Moseley on disabled list | Sporting News
The San Diego Padres lost their second starter in less than a week Sunday when they placed right-hander Dustin Moseley on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain. Moseley may need surgery.
The Red Sox still hold their massive DL lead and the White Sox are still putting up a goose egg. All the more impressive for Chicago is they haven't had a player miss a game with a day-to-day injury yet either, though they're not alone there.
It's still early, so the graph really isn't too different from the one above. As the season wears on though, the discrepancies in the two graphs should grow considerably.
Check in next week for our first look at age data.