Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Final Week Woes

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Final Week Woes

This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Injury Report series.

It's happened. We have reached the final week of the 2020 MLB season, a truncated season that looked like it may never happen. Injuries have been a dominate storyline, unsurprising during a pandemic, and have shaped fantasy and real world standings. I hope I've been able to help guide your decision making, and you have positioned yourself atop your league's standings. I look forward to next season where I can hopefully be more of an injury analyst and less of an epidemiologist. While I keep my fingers crossed, let's take a look at the pressing injury concerns enter this final week.

Nolan Arenado: The five-time All-Star may have played his final game with Colorado. Arenado is slated to undergo additional testing on his aching left shoulder, and the team has hinted he may be shut down for the remainder of the season. His issue is linked to the acromioclavicular (AC) joint in the shoulder. An injury here can prevent an athlete from raising his arm overhead, an obvious limitation for a baseball player. Last week, I hinted that this was a real possibility and the odds of Arenado's season prematurely ending have only improved over the past seven days. Trevor Story hit from the clean-up spot on Sunday and should be in line for an increase in RBI opportunities. 

Mike Clevinger: The Padres right-hander did not start over the weekend due to soreness and tightness in his biceps. Most people know the biceps as the upper arm muscle

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Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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