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Opening Day is right around the corner as teams start paring down their rosters, and players with numbers resembling wide receivers are getting fewer and far between. As always, injuries play a big factor in determining a player’s status in both real and fantasy baseball. This spring has had its fair share of injuries to significant players, so pay close attention because this could affect your upcoming fantasy baseball drafts. So without further adieu, here is this week’s edition of the walking wounded.
Spring training games have begun and the start of the season is only a few weeks away. As is the case every year, star players typically use this time to work on their timing and mechanics as opposed to worrying about the accumulation of statistics. But when spring injuries flare up, it can have a lasting effect because it delays players’ ability to work out the kinks before the season starts. There are several big names on the injury report this week which could impact your fantasy baseball draft. So without further adieu, let’s delve into this week’s edition of the walking wounded.
With pitchers and catchers reporting to camp, spring training is officially underway. As you prepare for your fantasy baseball draft, it is imperative that you closely monitor the status of players who are coming back from injuries. Fortunately, it looks as if J.D. Drew is going to retire from baseball which should save all fantasy baseball writers several hours of their lives from writing about his frequent and bizarre injuries. Hopefully he doesn’t strain his larynx when he officially makes an announcement. That being said, here is a look at some players dealing with injuries and recoveries.
It’s only been a few days since the last Injury Report and already, there’s a full list of players joining the ranks of MLB’s walking wounded. That doesn’t bode well for fantasy owners who are going to have to spend a significant amount of time sifting through the free agents on the waiver wire, looking for quality replacement candidates. Obviously, some players are lost for longer periods of time, but even the most minor of injuries needs to have your attention as you never know when something minor can grow to something major. Bumps, bruises, breaks, sprains, and setbacks, we’ve got ‘em all here. Let’s get to it…
We’re just a few days into the unofficial second half and already we’re seeing a few dings and dents. You’d like to think that time off for the All Star Break would have given these guys a chance to build up their strength and stamina, but the injury bug is a sneaky, little creature and strikes without warning. Fortunately, this early on, the damage isn’t too severe, but let’s take a look at some of the latest injuries around MLB that are affecting fantasy rosters everywhere.
Personally, I just think that players are getting weaker. Everyday more and more injuries and nagging injuries are coming up across the league and it is getting to the point where before long, I'll have to list each and every major league player on the injury report. What's worse for fantasy leaguers is that one of the few remaining healthy third basemen is now down for the count leaving the thinnest position practically barren. With that, let's go around the league and catch up on who is hurt, who is injured and who is out.
A couple of teams lost some key contributors already in just the first few days of the season while other teams hope to get back some key ones. A young Florida slugger has yet another leg injury while the Cardinals outfielder goes under the knife. The Orioles lose their promsiing young lefty only to replace him with another. The Mariners look like their closer will be returning real soon and the Mets hope their bust from last year will return to form. All in this edition of the Fantasy Alarm injury report.