Fantasy baseball injury report
Whoever made up the saying, "no news is good news," obviously didn't play fantasy baseball. No news is horrible news, especially when it comes to injuries. When
Well, hooray. Ethier is now on the DL, so those fantasy owners can stash him on the bench and check out the RotoExperts
(Side note: Is there anything more annoying than a pinky injury? It's basically the least important group of bones for a baseball player. Even the pinky toe is more important, because a broken toe would kill every time he tried to run. Players barely even use their pinkies to hold a bat or a ball, yet broken pinkies can cost them 20-30 games. However, hitting 90 MPH fastballs as hard as you can is not ideal for fractured fingers, so unless he pulls a
A specialist recommended that Ethier should not have surgery and just let the fracture heal on its own. Therein lies the problem, because different people heal at different rates and there are only a few minor steps you can take to speed up the process. So Ethier owners will just have to take a wait-and-see approach (my best guess is three-to-four weeks) and remember, "No news is good news."
In the meantime the Dodgers recalled
Last week, I had a gut feeling that Beckett was headed for a DL stint; it just took a little longer for him to get there. The DL warning signs for pitchers are easier to notice than field players. When a pitcher is struggling and has any type of minor injury, there's a good chance he'll end up on the DL to work out the kinks. Beckett will miss at least two starts due to his lower back strain and
There isn't any injury news to report on Hoffman ... yet. The Brewers closer has five saves and five blown saves to go along with a 13.15 earned run average. He sat out the team's two-game trip to Pittsburgh this week to work on his command. There is plenty of speculation that Hoffman will lose his job as closer, but another possibility is a trip to the 15-day DL due to "dead arm." The move would allow the 42-year old to rest his arm and work on mechanics. If Hoffman lands on the DL or just loses the job,
Fantasy managers who drafted Sizemore and hoped he'd bounce back after an injury-plagued 2009 got some bad news this week when the Indians placed him on the 15-day DL with a bruised left knee. Sizemore had some problems with the same knee earlier in the season and the team is running some tests to see if it's more than just a bone bruise. There are rumors swirling that his knee might require surgery, and although they're just rumors, Sizemore's fantasy owners should prepare for the worst (honestly, Sizemore's been such a disappointment that any excuse to pull him out of your lineup might be a good one). Former first round draft pick
Part of the reason why Crowe is leading off for the Indians is because they lost Cabrera to a broken arm this week. Cabrera fractured a bone in his forearm during a collision with infielder
An MRI on Posada's injured right foot revealed a hairline fracture and the former All-Star will miss three to four weeks.
Johnson had surgery on his wrist this week and he won't be back until late-July at the earliest. The news raises questions about the future of the Yankees' DH spot, especially with Posada's injury,
With all the injuries in MLB, trainers should send the used wraps and ice bags to BP to help clog that leaking oil pipe. Here's a rundown of other dings and bruises.
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