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2017 MLB Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: David Price
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Ryan Strome Headshot

Strome (upper body) won't return to Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

Strome sustained the injury in the second period of Wednesday's tilt when he awkwardly collided with the Rangers' Michael Grabner. He immediately dropped his glove and stick while heading to the bench after the collision, and went to the locker room shortly thereafter. More information regarding the severity of the 23-year-old pivot's upper-body ailment should be released ahead of Friday's matchup with the Penguins.
10:10 pm (EST)
Joe Johnson Headshot

Johnson will play a reserve role in Wednesday's matchup against the Knicks, Jazz's radio announcer David Locke reports.

The Jazz will opt to go with a bigger lineup for this matchup by inserting Boris Diaw at power forward, and sliding Gordon Hayward down to small forward. Johnson started the previous four games, as the Jazz opted to go with a smaller lineup. However, they lost their last three, which may have played a factor in the bigger lineup Wednesday. Johnson will presumably see a slightly lighter workload off the bench.
10:10 pm (EST)
Daniel Robertson Headshot

Robertson has a chance to make the team as a utility infielder, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 23-year-old shortstop prospect is hitting only .220 over 41 at-bats but Matt Duffy's extended recovery from heel surgery has potentially opened up a spot for him to start the season. Robertson's right-handed bat renders him particularly valuable in the short term and he could be competing with Michael McKenry or Nick Franklin for a roster spot as spring training heads into its stretch run.
10:04 pm (EST)
Marco Belinelli Headshot

Belinelli scored 20 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT) with three rebounds, one assist and one steal across 21 minutes in a 109-102 win over the Magic on Wednesday.

Belinelli's 20 points led all bench scorers in the game, and it was his highest scoring night dating all the way back to a 22 point game on Nov. 19. An inordinate number of free throws allowed the Italian guard to rack up points quickly and efficiently-- his eight attempts were his most of the season. Belinelli is a decent NBA bench player as he consistently gets over 20 minutes of run, but he has done little to prove his fantasy value in even deeper leagues over the course of the season. It's probably safest to consider this game an outlier and move along.
10:02 pm (EST)
Alex Cobb Headshot

Cobb gave up three earned runs on six hits, a walk and a wlid pitch over 5.1 innings in Tuesday's 5-4 Grapefruit League loss to the Pirates.

The right-hander improved as the game went on, overcoming the first-inning home run he gave up to John Jaso and the wild pitch that allowed Jose Usuna to score in the fourth. Cobb described himself as starting off "a little timid" and "too mechanical" before settling in. The 29-year-old was able to demonstrate improved command of his fastball and got his typical assortment of groundball outs with his changeup as the game went on. Cobb also worked on his curveball early in counts as he continues to refine his mechanics in anticipation of serving as the team's No. 3 starter.
9:55 pm (EST)
Kemba Walker Headshot

Walker posted 22 points (8-21 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven assists and three rebounds across 33 minutes in Wednesday's 109-102 win over the Magic.

Walker finally eclipsed the 20 point mark after failing to do so in his previous three games, but at 38.1 percent from the field, he wasn't all that efficient in getting there. The All Star point guard has failed to break 40 percent from the field in any his past six contests, meaning we can safely classify this recent stretch as a shooting slump. Despite his shot being off, Walker distributed the ball the best he has in four games-- he recorded just one turnover against his seven assists.
9:47 pm (EST)
John Henson Headshot

Henson (thumb) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

Henson appears to have sprained his left thumb during Tuesday's tilt with the Trail Blazers, as he showed up on the Bucks' injury report earlier today. In order to avoid the risk of aggravating it further, Henson will receive the night off Wednesday, with his next opportunity to see the floor on Friday against the Hawks. Look for both Greg Monroe and Thon Maker to share the center workload in his place, likely meaning an uptick in playing time for both players.
9:20 pm (EST)
Matt Garza Headshot

Garza owns a 6.57 ERA, 2.11 WHIP, and 5:6 K:BB in 12.1 innings over five appearances this spring.

Garza has hardly had a productive spring, but he is due $12.5 million in 2017, so he still has a shot to break camp with a spot in the starting rotation. He is coming off his best outing of the spring, one in which he gave up just one earned run over 3.2 innings, but he did allow the opponent to average over two baserunners per inning for the fourth straight outing.
9:14 pm (EST)
Jake Buchanan Headshot

Buchanan (illness) gave up four runs in two innings of work his last time out, allowing six hits while striking out two batters against the Brewers.

Buchanan is now sporting a 7.56 ERA across 8.1 innings through spring. With the Cubs' offseason bullpen acquisitions, it seems Buchanan will spend the year in Triple-A, although he could see some major league innings if injuries take toll on Chicago's bullpen.
9:04 pm (EST)
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