Sean Rodriguez Headshot

Sean Rodriguez was involved in a car accident on Sunday and is said to be in stable condition.

Added 01/29/17 8:59 pm (EST)   Source
He was driving with his family when they were T-boned by someone driving a stolen police car. His wife is okay, but was in the hospital, and his children are in serious, but stable condition. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Rodriguez family.
Mark Canha Headshot

Mark Canha (hip) has added 10 pounds this offseason. He feels great and won't be limited in any way this spring.

Added 01/28/17 8:58 am (EST)   Source
Canha had surgery in May last season to repair a left hip impingement and labral tear. He had a good rookie season in 2015 and seems to be ready for 2017 after adding the extra muscle. He won't have any limitations in spring training and could be a sleeper in fantasy leagues this season.
Jed Lowrie Headshot

Manager Bob Melvin says he will ease 2B Jed Lowrie (toe) in during the spring.

Added 01/28/17 8:57 am (EST)   Source
Lowrie had surgery in August to repair ligament damage in his left foot. Lowrie seems to be recovering well and hasn't suffered any setbacks at this time. He turns 33 this season and with a batting average of .246 over the last two seasons he isn't worth drafting in most leagues.
Josh Phegley Headshot

Manager Bob Melvin hopes C Josh Phegley (knee) will be ready for spring training.

Added 01/28/17 8:55 am (EST)   Source
Back in August Phegley was treated for synovitis in his right knee. This injury is usually very painful and requires for the synovial membrane to be removed. Playing catcher is a ton of stress on the knees so the Athletics will be cautious with him and not rush him back until he is 100 percent healthy.
Mike Moustakas Headshot

Mike Moustakas said his knee is "almost 100 percent." He shouldn't have limitations in the spring, but'll likely have a slower schedule than usual.

Added 01/28/17 8:50 am (EST)   Source
Moustakas had ACL surgery last May and shouldn't have any limitations once Spring Training starts. The Royals will bring him back slow to make sure he is fully healthy for the start of the season. Before the injury, Moustakas played in 27 games in 2016 and had a batting average of .240 with seven home runs and 13 RBIs.
Gerardo Parra Headshot

Gerardo Parra is feeling strong and has fully recovered from his high ankle sprain.

Added 01/26/17 9:23 pm (EST)   Source
Parra was only able to play in 102 games in 2016, and largely disappointed owners who expected big things with the move to Coors Field. It is unclear what his role will be going forward, but most signs point to a platoon. He is not someone to target in most formats, unless he is able to win a job outright in the Spring.
Tony Zych Headshot

Tony Zych (shoulder) started a light throwing program.

Added 01/26/17 9:20 pm (EST)   Source
Zych is expected to be ready for Spring Training, but figures to be in the middle of the Seattle bullpen. His value in fantasy is limited.
Steve Cishek Headshot

Steve Cishek (hip) started a light throwing program.

Added 01/26/17 9:14 pm (EST)   Source
Cishek is still a ways away from being able to appear in a game, so he is best forgotten at this point. He is still a speculative add down the line in case Edwin Diaz stumbles in the closer role. Cishek himself has had his struggles in the same role as well, so keep expectations in check.
Mookie Betts Headshot

Mookie Betts will not have any restrictions when spring training begins.

Added 01/26/17 9:10 pm (EST)   Source
Betts had his knee scoped and had some "loose bodies" removed in the off season, which will cause him to miss the World Baseball Classic. Betts is a consensus first rounder heading into 2017, and it is easy to see why after he filled the stat sheet with 31 homers 113 RBI, 26 steals and 122 runs. Hitting in a talented Red Sox lineup, there is no reason to believe he will not post a similar season in 2017.
Victor Martínez Headshot

Victor Martinez had hernia surgery in October.

Added 01/26/17 9:07 pm (EST)   Source
In 154 games in 2016 the veteran hit .289/.351/.476 with 27 homers and 86 RBI. Martinez only started 5 games at first, so his days in the field are all but over, which pigeonholes him in fantasy to your DH spot. His numbers speak for themselves however, and you could do much worse in your DH spot come draft day.
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