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Fantasy Baseball News: Injury Update 9/10/13

Fantasy Baseball Daily: Injury Updates for 9/10

September 10, 2013

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With a normally light MLB schedule the previous day, Tuesdays are usually a good time to check in on some of the noteworthy injuries around the world of fantasy baseball. We’ve got our usual mix of noteworthy names out there, and each player has his own outlook as far as a return to the diamond. Let’s take a closer look at some of the news-making ailments and see if we can determine the immediate future for these players.

Felix Hernandez, SP, Seattle Mariners: Seattle ace Hernandez won’t be making his scheduled start tomorrow, so make sure you adjust your roster accordingly. He’s still fighting off cramping in his back, which has had him sidelined for over a week now. It’s been a fluid situation, as he’s had starts scheduled, then pushed back in the meantime. There’s no word yet on when he’ll be able to return to the Mariners’ rotation, so owners will have to keep a close watch on any news out of the organization.

Fantasy Baseball News: Injury Update 9/10/13

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Bryce Harper, OF, Washington Nationals: It appears we’ve got a finalized timetable on Harper’s return, which is good news for fantasy owners. Yesterday it was announced that his hip inflammation would cause him to miss only two more games. Counting last night’s opener against the Mets, that makes for a return to the lineup tomorrow night. Harper has been out since Friday, but owners should count their blessings in this situation. There was some talk that he’d be shut down for the rest of the season.

David Wright, 3B, New York Mets: Fantasy owners are now used to life without Wright, but hope still remains for a comeback this year. He’s been out since early last month with a hamstring strain, but remains hopeful that he’ll be able to return this season. The hourglass is running out on that, however, so we’d call the situation a coin-flip notion right now. Wright did return to New York over the weekend to continue his rehab, so at least he’s making an effort to get back out there. Whether or not it happens is another story.

Jason Castro, C, Houston Astros: Castro has been a nice waiver wire find for many fantasy owners out there. He’s hitting .276 with 18 home runs, 56 RBI and 63 runs on the season. Castro hasn’t had much opportunity to improve on those totals over the past few days, as he’s still recovering from having a cyst on his knee drained. The issue has caused him to miss the past two games, and he remains day-to-day. Looking ahead to the Astros’ upcoming schedule, they’ve got two games left in Seattle before heading back home. Owners will have to check the lineups each day, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see him sit out the remainder of the road trip.

Dexter Fowler, OF, Colorado Rockies: Fowler was out once again yesterday against the Giants, as he’s been sidelined with a knee injury since the 6th. The latest news on him is that he’s reportedly 50-50 odds for a return during this San Francisco series. We’d imagine the Rockies will sit him until at least Friday, as this condition has hobbled Fowler before. Owners wanting to get him into their lineups will have to watch the lineup cards each day--or just flip a coin.

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