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Steven Wright should be ready to go for spring training, but is still rehabbing his right shoulder.

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He suffered from bursitis and rotator cuff irritation after pinch running on August 7th. He also is fighting for a rotation spot in spring, with Eduardo Rodriguez and Drew Pomeranz his main competition. David Price, Chris Sale and Rick Porcello have locked down the top three rotation spots barring some development to the contrary this spring.
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Matt Shoemaker (head) has been cleared for normal pitching activity.

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He suffered a small skull fracture after being struck in the head by a line drive in September. Until that injury, he was having an excellent season after a shaky start to 2016, putting up a 3.88 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 160 innings, and racking up 143 Ks as opposed to just 30 walks. He will be discounted in most drafts due to the injury and him missing much of September, so keep an eye on how he looks this spring.
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Elvis Andrus is making strides in return from sports hernia surgery and is expected to be healthy for the start of the 2017 season.

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He is coming along slowly but does not expect to have to sit out any time once the season opens. He also said that his groin injury cut into his ability to steal bases, although he did have 24 swipes in 2016 in 32 attempts, but more speed would increase his fantasy value in 2017.
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Jordan Zimmermann (neck) threw pain-free off a mound last week.

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The Tigers are counting on Zimmermann to return to form, and pitch like he did for them through May of last season. His strikeout numbers were disappointing, falling from 7.32 K/9 in 2015 when he was with the Nationals down to 5.64 K/9 over his 19 appearances in 2016. He has been getting injections and undergoing physical therapy to deal with his back and neck pain he suffered through in 2016, and the hope is that he will respond and return to the Detroit rotation for a full season.
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Michael Brantley (shoulder) has started hitting off a tee.

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Fantastic news for Brantley and the Indians as it's progress towards returning to the field. Having only played in 11 games before having his shoulder issue, Brantley will be a huge boost to the Cleveland offense if he's able to come back to his all-star self.
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Randal Grichuk underwent a scope to remove floating cartilage in his left knee.

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Grichuk had a nice breakout season in 2016, stroking 24 dingers over his 446 ABs. Aside from the power, though, he was not a great fantasy option, putting up a slash line of .240/.289/.480 over 132 games. Despite the surgery, there is no word that he will not be ready for spring training.
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Jake Diekman will have surgery to help alleviate his ulcerative colitis and is expected to miss at least half of the 2017 MLB season.

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Several athletes recently have undergone procedures to help rid themselves of the digestive issue. Usually the procedure involves taking out a piece of the player's intestine and then the rehab process begins. Texas recently agreed to a one-year, $2.55 million contract with the lefty reliever but said they were aware of the possibility of the procedure when they agreed to the deal. With him now sidelined for a significant part of the 2017 season it will leave a hole in the Rangers pen that will need to be addresses in spring training in all likelihood.
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Trayce Thompson (back) is expected to be ready at some point during spring training. He hasn't yet swung a bat this offseason, his workouts have been more focused on strengthening his back.

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Klay Thompson's brother, Trayce has been rehabbing hard all season long, however will likely be rusty entering the spring considering his lack of baseball activities over the last six months. Thus, he should remain off the fantasy radar.
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Eduardo Rodriguez tweaked his knee winter ball.

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The nature of the injury is not known at this point. The 23 year old posted a 4.71 ERA to go along with a 1.30 WHIP, and a 3-7 record for Boston. He is expected to be the fourth starter behind studs Sale, Price, and Porcello, and is worth a look as a high upside late round flyer.
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Carlos Carrasco expects to be ready for Opening Day.

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Carrasco says he's "100 percent" which is great news considering the hurler is coming off a season in which he only started 25 games. He'll have to outperform Corey Kluber in spring training if he's going to be the team's opening day starter. Carrasco posted a 3.32 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 2016 and will be a solid fantasy starter for the 2017 season.
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