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With pitchers and catchers set to report to spring training within the next two weeks, fantasy baseball drafts will be starting soon thereafter. In preparation for your draft, it is always a good idea to monitor players who are coming back from injuries that cost them significant time in the previous season. Let’s take a look at ten players who are on the comeback trail and could be potential sleepers in 2012.
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 few big names have gone down for an extended period of time and a recurring theme seems to be injuries on the bases this season. An often injured Rangers star goes down while the Nationals lose their best player to a abdominal injury. A pair of shortstops in Baltimore and Los Angeles also have landed on the DL. A one-time fantasy king hopes to return next week in Cleveland. All in this edition of the Fantasy Alarm injury report.