Latest MLB Star Injury Updates One Week into Spring Training

John AltamuraContributor IIFebruary 20, 2014

Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado walks between practice fields during the team's first full squad workout of baseball spring training in Sarasota, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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The first week of spring training is currently underway, and there are several MLB stars recovering from injuries. Here are the latest updates on these injuries and estimated times of return. 

Atlanta Braves: Gavin Floyd (Estimated Return: Midseason)

Floyd is still recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to join the Braves until May or June at the earliest (credit: Mark Bowman, 

Baltimore Orioles: Dylan Bundy (Estimated Return: Midseason)

Bundy continues to progress nicely as he rehabs his surgically repaired elbow. He could be pitching minor league rehab games in May, according to Orioles manager Buck Showalter (credit: Peter Schmuck, Baltimore Sun).

Baltimore Orioles: Manny Machado (Estimated Return: TBD)

Machado took ground balls earlier this week and is slowly progressing towards a return. Won't be cleared to play in games until mid-March (credit: Eduardo A. Encina, Baltimore Sun).

Boston Red Sox: Jake Peavy (Estimated Return: Day-To-Day)

Peavy's right ring finger continues to improve as he long-tossed on flat ground on Wednesday (credit: John Tomase, Boston Herald). 

Boston Red Sox: A.J. Pierzynski (Estimated Return: Thursday)

Pierzynski returned from a turned left ankle on Wednesday and was able to catch a bullpen session. Red Sox manager John Farrell said he is "fine" (credit: Joe McDonald, 

Boston Red Sox: Shane Victorino (Estimated Return: TBD)

Victorino is still rehabbing his right thumb and has yet to face live pitching. He's taken some dry swings, but has yet to step in the cage (credit: Sean McAdam, Comcast SportsNet New England).

Chicago Cubs: Jake Arrieta (Estimated Return: April)

Arrieta continues to rehab and expects to be ready by Opening Day (credit: Gordon Wittenmyer, Chicago Sun-Times).

Cincinnati Reds: Mat Latos (Estimated Return: 7-10 Days)

Latos is recovering nicely from surgery to repair a tear in his left meniscus. He could resume throwing within 10 days (credit: Aaron Gleeman, NBCSports/HardballTalk).

Detroit Tigers: Justin Verlander (Estimated Return: TBD)

Verlander threw a successful 54-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday. He continues to rehab from abdominal surgery (credit: James Schmehl,

Los Angeles Dodgers: Brandon League (Estimated Return: Day-To-Day)

League threw off the mound on Wednesday. He had missed a previous bullpen session due to a sore pectoral muscle (credit: Dylan Hernandez, L.A. Times).

New York Yankees: Mark Teixeira (Estimated Return: Day-to-Day)

Teixeira took batting practice on Sunday without any setbacks. He expects to play in 150-plus games for the Yankees in 2014 (credit: Jorge Castillo, The Star-Ledger).

Philadelphia Phillies: Cole Hamels (Estimated Return: April/May)

Hamels continues to rehab and aims to be with the team in April. Is scheduled to throw a bullpen session next Tuesday (credit: Matt Gelb, Philadelphia Inquirer).

Texas Rangers: Matt Harrison (Estimated Return: TBD)

Harrison will throw live batting practice Thursday (credit: Evan Grant, Dallas Morning News).

Texas Rangers: Jurickson Profar (Estimated Return: Opening Day)

Profar is still experiencing shoulder discomfort and will not throw for another week. He expects to be ready by Opening Day (credit: Evan Grant, Dallas Morning News).