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Finally, baseball is back. After what felt like the never-ending spring training because of the World Baseball Classic, we finally have games that mean something. The 2013 season is officially underway which means it is time to start worrying which one of your players is the next to get admitted to the infirmary. We are only a few days into the season and injuries are mounting already. So without further adieu, here is the first 2013 regular season edition of the Walking Wounded.
We’re just a few days into the unofficial second half and already we’re seeing a few dings and dents. You’d like to think that time off for the All Star Break would have given these guys a chance to build up their strength and stamina, but the injury bug is a sneaky, little creature and strikes without warning. Fortunately, this early on, the damage isn’t too severe, but let’s take a look at some of the latest injuries around MLB that are affecting fantasy rosters everywhere.
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.
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.