There will be more information available in the coming days, I’m sure, but, for now, the word is that David DeJesus’s injury is a sprained shoulder. He crashed hard into the wall at Citi Field earlier tonight trying to catch a ball, and was immediately removed from the game. It was obviously that he shoulder was jacked in some respect.
A shoulder sprain could come with a wide variety of recovery times and outcomes, so it’s tough to say at this point how serious of an injury we’re looking at. All we really know is that DeJesus is going to go on the disabled list for now. Hopefully he just needs some time to rest. I guess a “sprain” is better early word than a broken clavicle or broken shoulder blade or something. Probably. I’m not a doctor.
We’ll see who replaces DeJesus on the roster, but, if it’s an outfielder, I don’t think we’re going to see Brett Jackson back up – he needs to get regular starts at AAA right now. Ryan Sweeney and Julio Borbon are likely to pick up the majority of the center field starts in DeJesus’s absence.