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Fantasy Baseball News: Injury Update 8/27/13

Fantasy Baseball Daily: Injury Updates for 8/27

August 27, 2013

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With lots of teams around the MLB taking the day off yesterday, the relatively quiet morning makes for a good time to check up on the injuries around the league. We’ve got plenty of noteworthy fantasy names out there who are fighting various ailments, and their prognoses are as varied as ever. Let’s take a closer look.

Matt Harvey, SP, New York Mets: The big news in the MLB yesterday (and in all of sports, for that matter) was Harvey’s diagnosis. It was revealed that he has a partially torn UCL joint in his elbow, and in all probability will miss the remainder of the season. Team doctors will wait for the swelling to recede around the joint before they determine if Harvey will need Tommy John surgery. If he does have to go under the knife, he will miss the rest of this season and a large chunk of next season as well.

Fantasy Baseball News: Injury Update 8/27/13

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Matt Moore, SP, Tampa Bay Rays: Good news this morning for Moore owners who have been patiently awaiting his return from his elbow injury. He’s scheduled to make his comeback on September 3, which would be against the Angels in L.A. Moore has been out since July 28, and the team has inched his recovery along very slowly. He’s sitting on a 14-3 record with 115 Ks and a 3.41 ERA. We’ll keep you posted to make sure his return stays on track.

Matt Kemp, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers: Let’s fill out our trifecta of injured Matts this morning by checking in on the most high-profile of them all. Kemp will attempt to enter one of the final stages of his comeback from his ankle injury today, and its success or failure will determine his status moving forward. He’s expected to try running the bases in the coming hours, and if that works out, he’ll try again at least once more before planning out a rehab assignment. Assuming he doesn’t hit any roadblocks along the way, look for Kemp to return to the Dodgers early next month.

Rafael Betancourt, RP, Colorado Rockies: Betancourt’s MRI results were released yesterday, and they were as we all had assumed: he’s got a tear in the UCL of his elbow. That’s devastating news for the reliever, who will attempt PRP treatment this off-season in an attempt for a minimally-invasive comeback. If Betancourt ends up having to undergo surgery, he’ll be out for all of next season. In the wake of this news, his replacement Rex Brothers has been getting extra attention on the waiver wire.

Domonic Brown, OF, Philadelphia Phillies: Brown wasn’t in the starting lineup for the Phillies yesterday, but there’s some good news here nonetheless. He appeared as a pinch hitter, though he fouled out and didn’t get on base. There’s a decent chance that he could be recovered enough from his heel injury to get into the starting lineup for today’s game. Brown is hitting .275 on the year with 27 homers and 80 RBI.

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