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After a traumatic few weeks with serious injuries to several star players, we have returned to some semblance of normalcy in the fantasy baseball universe. That isn’t to say that your teams aren’t impacted by the newest rash of injuries and the implications they bring. But that is the beauty of fantasy baseball. Everyone is subject to the same risk of their players’ health betraying them. But those who can compensate for injuries are the ones who will ultimately set themselves apart from the rest of the competition. So without further adieu, here is the Week 4 edition of the Walking Wounded.
Another week has gone by and more big names have gone down with some big injuries. This is what separates the men from the boys in fantasy baseball leagues. Everyone is susceptible to having injuries to key players, but the people that are successful are those who accumulate good roster depth and can creatively make trades or transactions to compensate for such losses. So without further adieu, here is the next edition of the walking wounded.
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.
It seems like every single day there is another injury to a big name fantasy baseball player. It also appears to be going by position as we've already seen a couple third basemen go down followed by an outfield banishment and then a handful of starting pitchers who have been sent for MRI's and further evaluation. This week it is closers who are in danger as Jose Contreras and Neftali Feliz have already gone on the disabled list due to arm injuries. So, let's take a spin around the league and get an update on who is out, who is down and who is coming back real soon.
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.