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Fantasy Baseball 2013: Injury Update 8/13

Fantasy Baseball Daily: Injury Updates for 8/13

August 13, 2013

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Mondays are usually a pretty laid-back day in the MLB, so that makes today a good time to check in on the noteworthy injuries from around the league. We’ve seen plenty of ailments of varying conditions happening to the widely-utilized fantasy names out there, and we’ve got our usual mix of positive and negative prognoses. Let’s take a closer look.

Matt Kemp, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers: Kemp is still sporting a limp, as was reported after team drills yesterday. According to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, he’s “60 to 70 percent” in his running at the moment.
That doesn’t sound very encouraging, but the team’s outlook is a little rosier. Kemp is expected to join the team sometime next week if all goes according to plan--that last part is a tall order, however. Nothing in Kemp’s injury-riddled season has gone as planned.

Fantasy Baseball 2013: Injury Update 8/13

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Brian McCann, C, Atlanta Braves: It looks like you can slide McCann back into the lineup if you haven’t already. He made his return yesterday against the Phillies, going 1-for-4 with a double. McCann had previously missed a three-game stretch due to a knee injury. On the year, he’s currently hitting .277 with 17 homers.

Eric Chavez, 3B, Arizona Diamondbacks: Chavez hit the DL early this week with injuries to his knee and hip. The team is hopeful that he’ll be able to come back after the minimum time on the 15-day shelf. Chavez’s injury is unfortunate, as he was starting to make a name for himself among deeper league owners in search of a hot-corner man. He’s currently hitting .299 with 40 RBI.

David Wright, 3B, New York Mets: Speaking of hot-corner men, let’s take a look at Wright, who has been out with a pretty severe-sounding hamstring injury. He last played on August 2, and since then the news on his recovery has been pretty grim. As of right now, there’s no timetable in place for his return, and the possibility remains that he’s played his last game in 2013. Wright’s initial diagnosis was 4-to-5 weeks, so if he lags at all in his recovery, consider him done for the season.

Hanley Ramirez, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers: It appears that we’ve got a probable target date for Ramirez’s return. He’s been able to avoid the DL, even though he’s battling through a painful shoulder injury. Ramirez has been out since August 4, but was able to pinch-hit five days later. Considering the fact that the Dodgers are off Thursday, it’s looking like his most likely return to the lineup would be Friday, when the series against the Phillies begins.

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