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Fantasy Baseball Daily: Injury Updates for 8/6

August 6, 2013

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It’s Tuesday; time once again to take our weekly look at the injured stars around the MLB. We’ve got our usual mix of prognoses and recovery progresses this morning, so let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy fantasy names out there who are battling injuries and see if we can determine what to expect next.

Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Colorado Rockies: As of right now, the Rockies don’t plan on adding Gonzalez to the DL, but that situation could change. The Colorado slugger is dealing with a sprain in his middle finger, suffered a few weeks back and aggravated on Sunday.
Gonzalez is up for a reevaluation today, so we’ll know more on his condition in the coming hours. At this point, a DL stint doesn’t seem too far-fetched, so keep an eye for any news if you’re an owner.

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Dayan Viciedo, OF, Chicago White Sox: Viciedo has been a trending add over the past week or so, but that could change after last night’s developments. He reportedly jammed his thumb during a Robinson Cano single against the Yankees last night, and was removed from the game without taking an at-bat.
The good news for Viciedo is that his initial X-rays came back clean, so there’s a good chance he could avoid a big setback. Still, we’d sit him down until we find out what the diagnosis is.

Ryan Vogelsong, SP, San Francisco Giants: It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen Vogelsong, but that time appears to be at an end. He’s expected to be activated off the DL on Friday, in time for a start against the Orioles. His last start was May 20; he’s been out with a broken hand.
It’s hard telling what to expect from Vogelsong once he emerges from the DL. He’s reportedly looked pretty good in his rehab starts, so maybe there’s some hope that he’ll be able to replicate at least a little bit of his 2012 success in the final part of this season.

Derek Jeter, SS, New York Yankees: Wow, the Yankees just can’t catch a break this season. Jeter is now officially back on the disabled list, thanks to a Grade 1 calf strain that’s been nagging at him since last week. He’s only played in five games this year due to his various injuries.
If there’s good news here, it’s that Jeter should be back out there in a couple of weeks. That said, it’s been a nightmare season for the Yankees’ captain, so all bets are off when it comes to making health predictions.

Omar Infante, 2B, Detroit Tigers: Infante has been fighting a pesky ankle injury for over a month now (he’s been out of action since July 3), but it appears that there’s some light at the end of the tunnel this week. He’s scheduled to start his rehab assignment as a DH today, and if that goes well he’ll get some time in the field this week before returning to the Tigers.
Infante has some pretty decent numbers thus far: he’s hitting .309 with 27 RBI and 38 runs in 291 at-bats.

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