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Well, it was another eventful week in the world of fantasy baseball injuries. At this point you should be focusing on acquiring depth on your roster because the injuries continue to pile up. The revolving door of closers continues to spin, so you need to pay close attention to which pitchers are most likely to see save opportunities in the foreseeable future. So without further adieu, here is the Week 6 edition of the Walking Wounded.
Happy and healthy new year to everyone. Speaking of healthy, this marks the return of the weekly Fantasy Baseball Injury Report for Fantasy Alarm. Pitchers and catchers are set to report within a month and the World Baseball Classic is also around the corner. Now is the time to start preparing for your upcoming drafts or making decisions on which players you want to keep in dynasty leagues. Some of these decisions are no-brainers, but others are a little trickier. For the next several weeks, I will be profiling players who were injured for a majority of 2012 and will likely be making a comeback at some point in 2013. So without further adieu, here is the first installment of the Walking Wounded for the 2013 fantasy baseball season.
All we’re trying to do is make it through the next few days alive. OK, maybe alive is a bit dramatic. How about unscathed? Little bumps and bruises and the normal wear and tear issues aren’t too much of a bother with the All Star Break coming up next week. If your player has a tweak or a minor pull, then some good, old-fashioned rest will be in order and there’s little to worry about with regard to missing games. It’s the big ones you want to avoid. You want to steer clear of the breaks and the tears. Fortunately, this week has been a little kinder to us on the injury front, but still plenty worth reporting.
There are big names finally making their spring training debuts in Los Angeles, Boston and Texas. All of them have a decent shot to be ready for opening day barring any setbacks. The Reds however have some concern about one their young starters. In Baltimore, it is the same old story for their leadoff hitter.
Some high impact fantasy players are recovering nicely from previous injuries while some other big names are struggling. The Cardinals seemed to have avoided another disaster while the Red Sox are pleased with the progress of their newly acquired slugger. The Los Angeles Angels maybe in the market for a bat while they await their slugger to return. Other promising free agent signings are battling injury and age questions in this installment of the injury updates.