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Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: All-Scar Team

Jeff Stotts reveals his annual All-Scar Team, headlined by the fragile Byron Buxton, who might be the All-Scar MVP this season.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Rogue Baseballs

More than one player missed time last week with injuries stemming from a stray foul ball or pitch, including Red Sox outfielder J.D. Martinez, who's expected to start Monday.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Don’t Trust Cespedes

Jeff Stotts recommends steering clear of injury prone Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who’s spent the last two months rehabbing a strained right hip flexor and quad.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Be Cautious With Players Off the DL

When it comes to injury management, Jeff Stotts suggests giving a formerly injured player, like Ronald Acuna, who will soon to be activated from the DL, time to acclimate before reinserting him into a lineup.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Optimism for Hill’s Return

Jeff Stotts says that a new treatment and a tweak to Rich Hill’s mechanics have the Dodgers encouraged about a long-lasting return from the DL for chronic blister problems.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Ohtani’s Season in Jeopardy

Jeff Stotts notes that after he initially was placed on the 10-day DL, Angel’s star Shohei Ohtani was diagnosed with a Grade 2 UCL sprain, which ultimately could mean Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Back Woes Land Dodger Ace Back on DL

Los Angeles’ star pitcher Clayton Kershaw will miss at least a month while healing from inflammation in his back – his fourth time battling a back injury.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Darvish's Second DL Stint

Jeff Stotts notes pitcher Yu Darvish is dealing with triceps tendinitis, and the Cubs are taking a proactive approach to the injury by keeping him out for at least one start.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Blisters Keep Hill Off the Mound

Jeff Stotts explains that Dodger pitcher Rich Hill won’t pitch for at least four weeks while he attempts to heal from an ongoing blister problem.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Kershaw Battling Biceps Tendinitis

Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw has been placed on the 10-day DL, and Jeff Stotts notes the Dodgers often take a conservative approach to Kershaw’s health, so his DL stint could be extended.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: The Rise of the Hamstring Strain

As MLB sees an influx of hamstring injuries, including Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre’s recent strain, Jeff Stotts reviews the ins and outs of this type of injury and how it affects players.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Bryant’s Scary Blow to the Head

Jeff Stotts reviews MLB’s mandated concussion protocol after Kris Bryant was injured with a fastball to the helmet in a game over the weekend.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Broken Elbow Sidelines Andrus

Jeff Stotts says Rangers Elvis Andrus’ long streak of games played without a visit to the DL has ended, as Andrus will be out at least six weeks after fracturing his olecranon process.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Knebel Hits the DL

Brewers closer Corey Knebel will be out four to six weeks with a hamstring strain to his lead leg. Jeff Stotts advises that even when he returns, Knebel should be monitored closely.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Texas Star Out Four Weeks

Jeff Stotts explains Delino DeShields' fractured hamate bone and subsequent DL time will have a trickle-down effect on the Rangers' lineup, impacting several players.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Giants Pitchers Shelved

Both Madison Bumgarner and Jeff Samardzija will miss Opening Day. Bumgarner will be out at least until June and Samardzija’s timeline is six to eight weeks.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Ready for Opening Day?

Jeff Stotts examines some of the most notable player injuries as Opening Day approaches, including Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who seems to have put his AC sprain behind him.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Cabrera Has Herniated Discs

Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera will see limited action in the Tigers’ final six games and will need to determine whether to have surgery in the offseason.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Arrieta Could Be Back Soon

Jeff Stotts says that Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, who’s been out with a hamstring injury, completed a bullpen session Saturday and is inching toward a return.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Cubs Without Arrieta

Jeff Stotts describes pitcher Jake Arrieta’s hamstring injury, which caused at least one missed start for the Cubs and might result in at least one more.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Slow Rehab for Harper

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, who suffered a bone bruise in August, likely to return anytime soon, says Jeff Stotts, which makes him a fantasy liability this late in the season.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Hamstring Strains

Jeff Stotts uses New York Met Yoenis Cespedes’ and St. Louis Cardinal Jedd Gyorko’s hamstring injuries to highlight the difficulty healing process involved with this muscle group.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Sano Suffers Stress Reaction

The Twins haven’t released a recovery timeline for Miguel Sano who has a stress reaction in his left shin, but Jeff Stotts anticipates that it will be longer than 10 days.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Harper Out Indefinitely

After slipping on a wet first base, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hyperextended his left knee, resulting in a bone bruise on his knee.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Frustration Time

Jeff Stotts describes Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez’s injury, and explains why August and September can be an especially tough time of year to have an injured player on your roster.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Third Time the Charm for Strasburg?

Jeff Stotts offers in-depth analysis on Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who’s on the DL for the third straight season because of a nerve impingement in his throwing elbow.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Correa Tears UCL

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is expected to miss six weeks after sustaining a ulnar collateral ligament tear in his thumb, the same injury that saw Mike Trout miss significant time.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Buxton Out with Groin Injury

The Minnesota Twins placed Byron Buxton on the 10-day DL after suffering a groin strain. Though Buxton isn’t expected to miss additional time, Jeff Stotts wars that groin injuries can linger.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: All-Scar Team

Baseball’s on break and that means it’s time for Jeff Stott’s annual All-Scar team, featuring Angels Mike Trout, who is expected back soon, after his recent thumb injury.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Turner Faces Lengthy Rehab

Nationals shortstop Trea Turner was struck in the wrist by a wild pitch. Jeff Stotts believes his recovery time will be similar to that of Brave’s Freddie Freeman.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Fowler on 10-Day DL

Jeff Stotts says Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler, who’s been troubled with season-long leg issues, will miss time after being diagnosed with a right heel spur.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: A Broken Scapula for Harvey

Struggling Mets right-hander Matt Harvey will miss a lengthy period of time with a shoulder stress fracture, Jeff Stotts says.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Keuchel Out With Neck Pain

Jeff Stotts says that Astros ace Dallas Keuchel is back on the DL and will be out at least a week with a recurring neck problem.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Verlander Shouldn’t Miss Any Time

Jeff Stotts doesn’t anticipate any missed days for Detroit Tiger pitcher Justin Verlander, who left Sunday’s game early with tightness in his groin.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Trout Sprains Thumb

Jeff Stott’s yearly warning about the perils of the head-first slide is prompted this season by Angel Mike Trout’s possibly serious thumb injury sustained over the weekend.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Keuchel on DL with Pinched Nerve

The Astros anticipate pitcher Dallas Keuchel only will sit out one start with his stint on the 10-Day DL for a pinched nerve in his neck, but Jeff Stotts recommends tempering expectations once he does return.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Rotator Cuff Problems for Chapman

Jeff Stotts recaps this week's most noteworthy injuries, including Yankee closer Aroldis Chapman, who will miss time with an inflamed rotator cuff.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Ellsbury Fine After Bruised Nerve

Jeff Stotts says that Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who missed three games last week with a bruised nerve in his elbow, is starting again and should be utilized as normal.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thor Headed for DL

Jeff Stotts says that Mets pitching ace Noah Syndergaard likely suffered a lat strain during Sunday’s start and likely will land on the DL.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Bumgarner’s Off-Field Accident

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is expected to miss six to eight week after he wrecked a dirt bike last week and sprained the shoulder of his pitching arm.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Analysis: Blisters Sideline Pitchers

Jeff Stotts explains that something as seemingly innocuous as a blister can cause major problems for pitchers. This week, the Dodger Rich Hill and Blue Jay Aaron Sanchez landed on the DL for chronic blisters.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Analysis: Flu Hits Red Sox

Jeff Stotts explains the damaging effect of influenza on a team like the Red Sox, who have a number of players sick with the viral infection, including Hanley Ramirez, who should be ready to play again Tuesday.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Rodon Has Biceps Bursitis

Jeff Stotts examines injured players around the league who'll miss Opening Day and beyond, including White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon who’ll will be out for at least two weeks.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Martinez Out at Least Three Weeks

Jeff Stotts explains J.D. Martinez’s mild to moderate sprained Lisfranc ligament, which should keep the All-Star outfielder out three to four weeks.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Seager's Outlook

Although the 2016 National League Rookie of the Year Corey Seager has a mild oblique strain, Jeff Stotts says the Dodgers are optimistic that he’ll be ready in time for Opening Day.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Sore Shoulder for Kipnis

Jeff Stotts is back with his weekly MLB injury analysis and this week he’s looking at Indian Jason Kipnis, who will miss the next two weeks and maybe longer with a strained rotator cuff.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Contenders Might Have to Dump Harper

Jeff Stotts rounds up the final week of injury news as Bryce Harper owners have a difficult decision to make with the Nats' outfielder sidelined.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Not so Funny Bone

Jeff Stotts says that Met’s pitcher Jacob deGrom is out for the rest of the season with an injury to the ulnar nerve in his elbow that will require surgery.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Strasburg's Short Return From DL

The Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg was pulled early from his last game with an elbow injury. Jeff Stotts warns that until he addresses the root of his elbow issues, owners should look for this to be a repetitive problem.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Phillips Injures Foot

Cardinals second baseman Brandon Phillips was sidelined after he fouled a ball of his foot. Jeff Stotts recommends downgrading him.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Impact of Expanded Rosters

Jeff Stotts explains that MLB roster expansions can lead to injured players being treated more conservatively, which creates missed opportunities for statistical contributions. Baltimore’s Chris Tillman is one such player.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Medical Injections

Jeff Stotts defines the different medical injections that are used frequently by athletes, including Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who just received a painkilling injection in his right middle finger.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thumbs Down in St. Louis

St. Louis left fielder Matt Holliday is the third Cardinal to summer a thumb injury this year, and, according to Jeff Stotts, Holliday’s has the potential to be a season ender.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Castellanos Out With Fracture

Jeff Stotts offers insight into Detroit third baseman Nick Castellano’s non-displaced fracture in his left hand, which could result in him missing at least a month of playing time.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thumb's Down for Tulo

Jeff Stotts says that Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki could miss some time with a chip fracture in his thumb that has caused extensive swelling.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Kershaw Surgery a Possibility

Jeff Stotts describes Clayton Kershaw’s post-injury pitching attempts as unsettling and discusses the possible ramifications of surgery if Kershaw ultimately goes that route.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Uphill Battle for Harvey

Pitcher Matt Harvey will have season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, and Jeff Stotts explains that though Harvey’s injury is in a favorable spot, he'll face major challenges upon his return in the spring.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: All-Scar Team

It’s that time of year again. As baseball takes a break before the second half of the season, Jeff Stotts brings us his six annual All-Scar Team, which includes Mets third baseman David Wright.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Kershaw's Injury is Complex

Jeff Stotts explains Clayton Kershaw's back injury, and even though the herniated disk is deemed mild, there are reasons to be concerned.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Strasburg Lands on DL Again

Pitcher Stephen Strasburg is on the DL with an upper back and ribs injury. Although the Nationals want him back soon, Jeff Stotts thinks it might be beneficial for him to sit through the All Star break.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Martinez Out With Broken Elbow

Jeff Stotts says that the Tigers will be without right fielder J.D. Martinez for a minimum of four weeks. Luckily, surgery won’t be needed.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Hamilton in Concussion Protocol

After being hit in the head while sliding into third base, Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is on the seven-day concussion disabled list, but Jeff Stotts thinks he might be out longer.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Pence's Hamstring Woes

With surgery scheduled for Thursday, Giants outfielder Hunter Pence will miss eight weeks, though Jeff Stotts thinks it could be longer.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Royal Blues

According to Jeff Stotts, with three serious injuries, including Alex Gordon, last year’s champions are in world of hurt.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Tigers Lose Two Players

Both Miguel Cabrera and Jordan Zimmermann left Sunday’s game against the Rays with injuries. Jeff Stotts believes that Zimmermann's is the more serious of the two.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Boxberger Rehabbing Slowly

Jeff Stotts explains that following surgery in mid March, Rays closer Brad Boxberger is slowly progressing but will miss more time than the expected eight weeks.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Pain in the Neck for Walker

Jeff Stotts advises keeping a close eye on Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker, whose last start ended prematurely with reported neck spasms.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Bryant, Britton Suffer Ankle Injuries

Jeff Stotts details the mild ankle sprains sustained by Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Orioles pitcher Zach Britton.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Brantley, Travis Eye Return

Jeff Stotts reports that Indians outfielder Michael Brantley and Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis are gearing up for a return to their respective teams.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Perkins Placed on DL

When a player’s injury description is vague, like with Minnesota closer Glen Perkins, Jeff Stotts suggests paying close attention to the wording to gain insightful clues.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Schwarber's Long Recovery

Jeff Stotts explains why Kyle Schwarber’s significant knee and ankle injuries could be career altering.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Headfirst Slide Hobbles Pollock

Jeff Stotts says the benefits of a headfirst slide don’t outweigh the risks, as evidenced by D'Back A.J. Pollock’s fractured elbow.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Little Faith in Braun's Back

Jeff Stotts is pessimistic that Ryan Braun can put his back injury issues behind him this season, or at least he's not willing to take the risk.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Better Wrong than Wright

Jeff Stotts would rather pass on David Wright than take a chance on his chronically injured back this season, as the Mets' third baseman likely will be treated cautiously all year.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Early Ailments

RotoWire's injury expert Jeff Stotts checks in on a few players battling ailments early in spring training, including A.J. Pollock, who is dealing with right elbow soreness.

2015 Martin-Monahan Award Winner: The Brewers Repeat

The Brewers lost fewer days to injury than any other club in 2015 thanks to the efforts of the team's medical staff.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: See You in the Spring

Ryan Braun has been shut down for the rest of the season because of a back injury, and RotoWire's Jeff Stotts outlines whether the Brewers outfielder will be ready for spring training.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Time to Let Go

Giancarlo Stanton suffered a setback in his recovery from wrist surgery, and depending on how it is treated, he could be in jeopardy of missing time next year.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Not His Fault

Troy Tulowitzki is battling yet another injury, this time to his shoulder, but RotoWire's Jeff Stotts argues that most of the shortstop's injuries have been unlucky as opposed to evidence that he's prone to injury.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Unhappy Feet

The pain in Albert Pujols' right foot will keep him from playing in the field for the rest of the season, though it remains unclear if he's dealing with plantar fasciitis, which plagued his left foot in the past.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Like a Rube Goldberg Machine

Stephen Strasburg is dealing with discomfort in his back, something that RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warned in early July may occur while the Nationals' pitcher was dealing with a neck injury.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Back at the Wright Time

David Wright is getting ready to return for the Mets, but the team has already indicated that he will be limited down the stretch in hopes of avoiding re-injury.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Annoying vs. Painful

Bryce Harper is dealing with pain in his leg after fouling a ball off his shin, something that has kept Hanley Ramirez out for nearly two weeks, and RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns that the discomfort may linger.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Medical Red Flags

After missing 69 games at the start of the season finishing up his rehab from Tommy John surgery, Marlins ace Jose Fernandez is out again, and RotoWire's Jeff Stotts explains why his long-term fantasy value should take a hit.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: End of the Road?

A.J. Burnett's latest elbow injury could be significant, and since he has ruled out the possibility of having surgery, it could be career-ending.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: No Guarantees from PRP

Dustin Pedroia will undergo a platelet-rich plasma injection to aid in his recovery from a strained hamstring, but RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns that a return to the field is still far off.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Trouble in Houston

The Astros are just 4-9 since George Springer went down with a fractured wrist, and it got worse when teammate Chris Carter suffered a sprained right ankle Friday.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Fifth Annual All-Scar Team

RotoWire's Jeff Stotts breaks down the top players who have altered fantasy leagues by spending more time on the disabled list than the field this season.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Cascading Motions

RotoWire's Jeff Stotts explains how the human body is like a Rube Goldberg machine and why that could leave Stephen Strasburg out for up to six weeks with his latest ailment.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Power Loss

Giancarlo Stanton's latest injury will likely sideline him until mid-August, and RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns that it may take a while for the slugger to regain his power stroke.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Fickle Injuries

A number of players are dealing with hamstring injuries, which can often take a considerable amount of time to fully heal.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: When Minor Leads to Serious

The Royals do not expect ace Yordano Ventura to miss his next start with his latest injury, but RotoWire's Jeff Stotts warns the issue could be a precursor to something more serious.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Legal Steroids

Edwin Encarnacion returned from his hamstring injury and promptly picked up an issue with his shoulder. Jeff Stotts explains what Encarnacion's recovery plan could look like.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Back on the DL

Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to visit with a specialist this week to help determine the cause of his neck issue, which has forced him back on the 15-day disabled list.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Wright's Back is Wrong

RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts is very concerned about David Wright's back injury, as spinal stenosis has ended the careers of other athletes.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Don't Slide Head First

Jean Segura fractured his pinkie on a head-first slide, and his stint on the disabled list could last beyond 15 days.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Overcompensating

Stephen Strasburg's latest shoulder issue may have been a result of a previous ankle injury. RotoWire's Jeff Stotts explains.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Concussion Recovery

While he has not been officially diagnosed with a concussion, RotoWire's injury expert Jeff Stotts explains why Jean Segura could be facing an extended absence.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: When Pitchers Bat

Two star pitchers were injured while batting over the last few days, with the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright possibly done for the season with an Achilles injury.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: DL-Bound?

Yasiel Puig continues to deal with a hamstring injury, and RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts warns that a trip to the disabled list may be required to ensure a full recovery.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: It's Good to be King

Despite feeling tightness in his quad, Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez is not expected to miss any time. He's one of the lucky ones discussed in Jeff Stotts' latest injury roundup.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Early Season Injuries

Despite being in the Opening Day lineup, Detroit's Victor Martinez is not out of the woods yet from his knee injury, and he could be rested early on.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Early Season Injuries

Red Sox closer Koji Uehara is likely to start the season on the disabled list, opening up the door for someone else to grab the early ninth inning work.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Lone Star Recoveries

The Rangers' offense could be dominant this season if Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo can fully recover from their injury-plagued 2014 seasons.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Time Before Opening Day

Anthony Rendon would likely have hit the 15-day DL if the regular season was already underway, but RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts thinks he should be back before Opening Day.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Tumbling Down Draft Boards

RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts kicks off this season's Diamond Cuts with news that Yu Darvish is likely headed for Tommy John surgery.

Injury Risk: Players to Avoid

In his annual column, Jeff Stotts plants the red flags around the players to avoid on draft day in 2015.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Brewers Win Martin-Monahan Award

The Brewers' training staff managed to limit the impact of Ryan Braun's oblique injury and helped prevent their pitchers from going under the knife this season.

Diamond Cuts: Frustrating September Injuries

Josh Hamilton has been bothered by a shoulder injury this month, and because it's expanded roster season, he hasn't had to be put on the DL, leaving his fantasy owners in the lurch.

Diamond Cuts: A Core Problem

Jeff Stotts discusses the core injury that's been troubling the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in this week's MLB injury report.

Diamond Cuts: Captain of Bad Puns

Every pun using David Wright's last name has been already used, but Jeff Stotts is concerned about a bigger issue - Wright's shoulder. He wonders if there's something serious underneath the shoulder and neck issues that have bothered Wright lately.

Diamond Cuts: Protecting McCutchen

Jeff Stotts talks about the measures that the Pirates will take to protect Andrew McCutchen as he returns from his rib injury.

Diamond Cuts: Rocky Mountain Low

Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki are on the DL ... again. The Rockies are going through a losing season ... again. Jeff Stotts has the latest on both injured stars.

Diamond Cuts: An Aversion To Avulsions

Jeff Stotts details what the recent clarification of Andrew McCutchen's rib injury means.

Diamond Cuts: Tulo-git To Quit

Troy Tulowitzki finally hit the DL on Tuesday for the first time this season with his thigh injury.

Diamond Cuts: All-Scar Team

In the year of the Tommy John Surgery, Jose Fernandez's injury has been the most impactful. Jeff Stotts reveals the rest of his annual All-Scar team in this week's article.

Diamond Cuts: Pop Goes the Quad

Edwin Encarnacion's quad injury headlines Jeff Stotts' weekly injury article.

Diamond Cuts: Evan Gattis's Back Injury

RotoWire's Jeff Stotts says that the location of Evan Gattis's bulging disc in his back is troublesome.

Diamond Cuts: Dat Dude's Heel

Though the Reds are at Wrigley Field this week, we didn't get to see Brandon Phillips strike this pose Monday because of his heel injury.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Cramping Conundrum

Cramps have been the injury du jour in the sports world of late, and Jeff Stotts breaks down the setback, particularly the one that is bothering Detroit's Torii Hunter.

Diamond Cuts: Rocky Mountain Low

Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer suffered significant setbacks in the last week. Jeff Stotts gives you the lowdown on their respective procedures.

Diamond Cuts: Get a Grip

Jeff Stotts talks about the importance of a hitter being able to maintain his grip after coming back from a hand, thumb or wrist injury, such as the one suffered by the Angels' Josh Hamilton.

Diamond Cuts: Sore Thumbs

Jeff Stotts discusses Josh Hamilton's latest setback with his thumb injury, and gives the latest on the Rangers' injuries.

Diamond Cuts: Abreu's Ankle

Early season sensation Jose Abreu is now on the DL with an ankle injury. RotoWire's Jeff Stotts gives us the full information on the injury, and tells you why an early July estimate for CC Sabathia's return might even be optimistic.

Diamond Cuts: Why Can't We Have Nice Things?

Jose Fernandez has become the latest treasure of the game to go down with a UCL tear. Jeff Stotts leads off with him in this week's edition of Diamond Cuts.

Diamond Cuts: They Call Me Bruce

Jeff Stotts isn't ranting about Rick Springfield's song, but rather about the reporting on Jay Bruce's meniscus injury and the subsequent procedure done on it in this week's edition.

Diamond Cuts: UCL Forces the DL

Bryce Harper's thumb injury has not only forced him to the DL, but also to the surgeon's table. He headlines this week's column by Jeff Stotts.

Diamond Cuts: Can CarGo Go?

Jeff Stotts opens this week's column talking about the knee tendinitis troubling the Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez.

Diamond Cuts: Two For the Thumb

Ryan Zimmerman and Josh Hamilton went down with significant thumb injuries in the last week. Jeff Stotts describes the difference between the two injuries and subsequent consequences in this week's article.

Diamond Cuts: Strain vs. Sprain

Yasiel Puig's thumb injury inspired Jeff Stotts' annual lecture on the difference between a sprain and a strain.

Diamond Cuts: Teres Major Heartache

Dodgers fans and fantasy owners alike are wincing with the news that Clayton Kershaw is suffering from a teres major injury. Jeff Stotts goes into more detail about the nature of the injury this week.

Diamond Cuts: The Rangers' Rough Weekend

Jurickson Profar is out 10-to-12 weeks, as is Geovany Soto, and Yu Darvish is also hurting. Jeff Stotts breaks them down, as well as a few other top injuries around the league.

Diamond Cuts: Elbowed Out

Jarrod Parker highlights a string of pitchers going down with elbow injuries this spring. Jeff Stotts breaks them all down for you in this week's Diamond Cuts.

Diamond Cuts: Atlanta Burns

It's been a miserable spring for the Braves' starting rotation, with Kris Medlen suffering the most serious injury. Jeff Stotts breaks down his status in his first article of the spring.

Diamond Cuts: Fallen Jays

Edwin Encarnacion and Colby Rasmus are the latest Blue Jays to be shut down for the season.

Diamond Cuts: Oblique Issues

Jeff Stotts discusses Felix Hernandez's injury among other topics this week.

Diamond Cuts: Ellsbury's Foot Injury

Jeff Stotts gives us the details on Jacoby Ellsbury's foot injury, Carlos Gonzalez's hand and King Felix's back.

Diamond Cuts: Miggy's Nagging Injury

Owners of Miguel Cabrera in weekly leagues are in a tough spot on whether or not to start him.

Diamond Cuts: Braves In a Bind

Jason Heyward's broken jaw is particularly ill-timed for the Braves. Jeff Stotts talks about him and more this week.

Diamond Cuts: Eyes on the Prize

Dan Uggla recently had LASIX laser eye surgery in the hopes of improving his batting eye.

Diamond Cuts: Busy NL Contenders

Jeff Stotts has a lot of info dealing with the Dodgers and Cardinals, including the latest on Matt Kemp's rehab.

Diamond Cuts: The Latest Dodgers Injury

Hanley Ramirez's tumble into the stands has Dodgers fans concerned about his injured shoulder.

Diamond Cuts: El Hombre Down

The Angels are shutting down Albert Pujols due to his ongoing foot issues. Jeff Stotts details what Pujols will go through in his rehab.

Diamond Cuts: Injured Outfielders

Matt Holliday and Yoenis Cespedes top the list this week in Jeff Stotts' weekly injury column.

Diamond Cuts: The All-Scar Team

Giancarlo Stanton was one of three big-time NL outfielders to make Jeff Stotts' list.

Diamond Cuts: Matt Kemp, Ryan Howard, and Yadier Molina

A number of knee injuries highlight this week's list, along with Matt Kemp's ongoing shoulder issues.

Diamond Cuts: Longo's Foot

Evan Longoria is dealing with a case of plantar fasciitis. Jeff Stotts talks about him among this week's injuries.

Diamond Cuts: Conflicting Reports

Bryce Harper's return date isn't set in stone. Jeff Stotts talks about Harper, Carlos Gomez and a number of injured Yankees this week.

Diamond Cuts: The Return of Reyes

Jose Reyes is starting his rehab assignment ahead of schedule. Jeff Stotts talks about him and a lot more this week.

Diamond Cuts: Scar Tissue

Jeff Stotts explains the setbacks suffered by Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez and expresses some doubt about Giancarlo Stanton.

Diamond Cuts: Kemp's Hamstring

Jeff Stotts breaks down the latest breakdown of Matt Kemp and his Dodgers teammates.

Diamond Cuts: Pessimistic Outlook For Ryan Howard

Jeff Stotts is decidedly pessimistic about Ryan Howard's knee injury, in no small part because of Howard's previous Achilles injury.

Diamond Cuts: A Pain in the Foot

Brett Anderson's crummy injury luck has continued this season. Read the latest on his status from Jeff Stotts.

Diamond Cuts: Doc's Results From the Doc

Roy Halladay didn't get good news from his shoulder exam and will go under the knife. Jeff Stotts breaks down what to expect and more in this week's article.

Diamond Cuts: Hamstrung

Hanley Ramirez's sore hamstring is vexing his owners right now.

Diamond Cuts: Tulo Time

Troy Tulowitzki's shoulder injury has his fantasy owners justifiably concerned. Jeff Stotts tells you what to expect for the oft-injured star.

Diamond Cuts: The Captain's Setback

The Yankees and Dodgers feature prominently in Jeff Stotts' weekly feature, including a discussion about Derek Jeter's setback.

Diamond Cuts: Pitcher Injuries in LA

Jered Weaver and Zack Greinke headline this week's very busy list of injuries.

Diamond Cuts: Blister vs. Abrasion

Jeff Stotts discusses Yu Darvish's specific injury - does he have a blister on his pitching index finger, or an abrasion? And what are the implications for each injury?

Diamond Cuts: Unchartered Territory

Johan Santana underwent his second capsulorrhaphy in 31 months and will be out for the season. Jeff Stotts discusses Santana's likelihood of returning in this week's article.

Diamond Cuts: Third Base Carnage

Chase Headley and Hanley Ramirez headline the list of players discussed by Jeff Stotts this week.

Diamond Cuts: Yankees' Mounting Injuries

Jeff Stotts breaks down all of the breaking down Yankees among others banged up this spring.

Diamond Cuts: Looking Ahead

Jose Bautista will be one of the players who Jeff Stotts will be tracking this offseason.

Diamond Cuts: Tex Mess

RotoWire's Jeff Stotts suggests to not count on Mark Teixeira to do much this week.

Diamond Cuts: Tragic Hip

Expect the worst with Clayton Kershaw for the remainder of this season.

Diamond Cuts: Headfirst Into Trouble

Mark Teixeira's headfirst slide at first wasn't just a game-ender - it might have ended Teixeira's regular season.

Diamond Cuts: Votto's Return

Joey Votto is due back from his knee injury this week.

Diamond Cuts: Ribs and Wrists

Brett Lawrie's oblique injury leads off this week's version of Diamond Cuts.

Diamond Cuts: Progress, Finally

Jose Bautista is making strides in his efforts to rehab his injury and return.

Diamond Cuts: Setbacks Everywhere

The three stars that hit the DL on the same day - Joey Votto, Jose Bautista, and David Ortiz - all remain on the DL with return dates later than initially expected.

Diamond Cuts: Waiting Game

Joey Votto is one of the injured stars still on the DL that we're still waiting for a return.

Diamond Cuts: Good News and Bad News

There's good news regarding Giancarlo Stanton and bad news about his teammate Logan Morrison.

Diamond Cuts: Big Names on the DL

Joey Votto is one of the many big names that hit the DL in the last week.

Diamond Cuts: The Doc Is In

You might want to temper your initial expectations for Doc Halladay upon his return.

Diamond Cuts: The All-Scar Team

Jeff Stotts takes a look at those who have broken our heart this season.

Diamond Cuts: Feeling the Heat

Stephen Strasburg departed early from his last start due to a heat illness.

Diamond Cuts: Carpenter Progressing

Chris Carpenter has started to face hitters in his rehab. Is he worth a pickup?

Diamond Cuts: Two Rehabbing Phillies

Jeff Stotts is pessimistic about Ryan Howard's short-term chances of recovery. He also talks about Troy Tulowitzki and Carl Crawford.

Diamond Cuts: Red Lights in Texas

Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland are on the DL, and Alexi Ogando might not be too far behind.

Diamond Cuts: Big Names, Big Injuries

Jeff Stotts has the latest on Matt Kemp, Troy Tulowitzki and other big names.

Diamond Cuts: Three Injured Indians

Asdrubal Cabrera is among the three Indians position players sidelined right now.

Diamond Cuts: Taking the Conservative Approach

The Dodgers made sure that their MVP candidate didn't aggravate his hamstring injury by having him try to play through it.

Diamond Cuts: Brett Gardner's Setback

Jeff Stotts talks about Brett Gardner's setback and more.

Diamond Cuts: Sad Panda

Pablo Sandoval is out with a broken hamate bone.

Diamond Cuts: A National Problem

Ryan Zimmerman's shoulder has landed him on the DL, and that move started a chain that prompted the Nationals to call up Bryce Harper.

Diamond Cuts: Bloody Saturday

Cliff Lee was one of four pitchers to hit the DL on Saturday.

Diamond Cuts: Ellsbury's Sublexed Shoulder

Jeff Stotts goes into detail about Jacoby Ellsbury's shoulder injury.

Diamond Cuts: Mister Fister

Doug Fister's side injury, no matter how it's characterized, will be a real pain for his fantasy owners to deal with.

Diamond Cuts: Starting On the Wrong Foot

B.J. Upton is among the injured starters beginning the year on the DL.

Diamond Cuts: Who Is the Injury Guy Avoiding?

Grady Sizemore was once among the elite, but Jeff Stotts won't be touching him this year.

Diamond Cuts: 2012 Injury Outlook

Ryan Howard's torn Achilles' tendon might have been the result of numerous cortisone shots received to address pain in his ankle.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Broken Youk

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Whoa, Nelly! Cruz Off DL

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Strasburg Sizzles in Return

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Hamstrung Again

Nelson Cruz is on the disabled list with yet another hamstring injury.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Rollins Out Again

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Taking a Toll

Cole Hamels is the latest young ace to get derailed by shoulder inflammation.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Situational Rest

With the Twins falling out of the playoff picture, it's unlikely that they'll take any chances with Scott Baker's arm woes.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Ace On the Mend

Washington's Stephen Strasburg is progressing well in his rehab and could make it back to the Nats' rotation before the end of the season.

Diamond Cuts: Brave New World

Brian McCann's oblique injury is a significant one both because of his position, and because of how unique he is in fantasy terms.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Philling Up The Tank

The Phillies' rotation could get a boost soon from the return of Roy Oswalt.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: All-Scar Team

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Fallen Stars

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: More Back Trouble for Oswalt

Roy Oswalt is suffering from a bulging disc in his back and is unlikely to return before August.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Back to Square One

Clay Buchholz's back injury is the latest in a series of maladies that have chipped away at the Red Sox's roster this season.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Sliding On By

A's starter Brett Anderson received good news from Dr. James Andrews this week and will avoid Tommy John surgery at this time.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Furcal Derailed Again

Rafael Furcal's oblique injury landed him on the disabled list for the sixth time in his six-year stint with the Dodgers.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Fish Out of Water

Could Hanley Ramirez's back injury become a chronic issue?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Chopped Brave

Is it time for owners in one-year leagues to consider trading away Jason Heyward?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Back-End Blues

The Red Sox's rotation has been thinned by injuries with John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka landing on the DL.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Down Goes Soto

Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has landed on the DL after suffering a groin strain in Tuesday's game.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Several Sluggers on the Shelf

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Shouldering the Load

Did the extra workload during spring training lead to Neftali Feliz's shoulder woes?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Two Elite Catchers Ailing

Are the Twins on the brink of moving Joe Mauer out of the catcher spot in an effort to keep him healthy?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: MVP Down

Josh Hamilton will miss 6-8 weeks after breaking his arm while sliding at home plate against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thumbs Down

Ubaldo Jimenez landed on the disabled list Wednesday with a cut on his right thumb cuticle. How long will he be out?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Closers Head to DL

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Spring Injury Update

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Ailing A

The A's received good news on Andrew Bailey, but can he return to action soon enough to keep his job as the closer in Oakland?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Injury-Riddled Phils

Is Chase Utley's knee injury more serious than the Phillies initially suggested?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Injury Plagued Cards

After losing Adam Wainwright for the 2011 season due to Tommy John surgery, Chris Carpenter suffered a hamstring strain the next day.

Offseason Injury Report: Rehabs to Track This Spring

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Folding Aces

Adam Wainwright has been shut down for the season with the Cards simply playing out the string over the final five days of the regular season.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Resting Franchise

Now that the Twins have clinched the AL Central, Joe Mauer could be rested to limit the wear and tear on his troublesome knee.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: On the Shelf

Shoulder surgery could sideline Mets ace Johan Santana until June.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Fish Out of Water

Will Josh Johnson's back injury derail him for the rest of the season?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Neau Progress

The Twins continue to limit the activity of Justin Morneau as he's still experiencing concussion-related symptoms.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Handle with Care

The Nats will be understandably cautious with young ace Stephen Strasburg.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Back to the DL

Jacoby Ellsbury is back on the DL, and this time it may be for the rest of the 2010 season.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Stung Rays

Tampa Bay's Jeff Niemann and Wade Davis have both landed on the DL with shoulder strains. Can James Shields and company pick up the slack?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: It's Not Always Sunny In Philadelphia

The Phillies will be without Ryan Howard for at least a couple of weeks after he suffered a sprained ankle over the weekend.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Phenom Under the Microscope

Nats rookie Stephen Strasburg was a late scratch from his scheduled start on Tuesday night. Will he be cleared to make his next scheduled start this weekend?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Back to the DL

Manny Ramirez continues to be hampered by leg injuries, and he's back on the DL for the third time this season.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Greinke’s Surprise Scratch

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Down Goes Yo

How long will the Brewers have to go without ace Yovani Gallardo?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thumbs Down

Jason Heyward is one of three key players to land on the DL with a thumb injury. Jeff Stotts takes a closer look...

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Hips Don't Lie

Is the pain in A-Rod's surgically-repaired hip this season related to his 2009 operation?

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Ready to Cruz Again

Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz is nearing the start of a minor league rehab assignment.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Thumbs Down

Aramis Ramirez has finally landed on the DL with his ongoing thumb issues.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Latest Injury Analysis