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April 8, 2014
Diamond Cuts: Strain vs. Sprain
Yasiel Puig's thumb injury inspired Jeff Stotts' annual lecture on the difference between a sprain and a strain.
April 2, 2014
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.
March 25, 2014
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.
March 19, 2014
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.
March 11, 2014
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.
September 24, 2013
Diamond Cuts: Fallen Jays
Edwin Encarnacion and Colby Rasmus are the latest Blue Jays to be shut down for the season.
September 17, 2013
Diamond Cuts: Oblique Issues
Jeff Stotts discusses Felix Hernandez's injury among other topics this week.
September 10, 2013
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.
September 3, 2013
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.
August 27, 2013
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.
August 19, 2013
Diamond Cuts: Eyes on the Prize
Dan Uggla recently had LASIX laser eye surgery in the hopes of improving his batting eye.
August 13, 2013
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.
August 6, 2013
Diamond Cuts: The Latest Dodgers Injury
Hanley Ramirez's tumble into the stands has Dodgers fans concerned about his injured shoulder.
July 30, 2013
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.
July 23, 2013
Diamond Cuts: Injured Outfielders
Matt Holliday and Yoenis Cespedes top the list this week in Jeff Stotts' weekly injury column.
July 17, 2013
Diamond Cuts: The All-Scar Team
Giancarlo Stanton was one of three big-time NL outfielders to make Jeff Stotts' list.
July 8, 2013
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.
July 2, 2013
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.
June 24, 2013
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.
June 18, 2013
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.
June 11, 2013
Diamond Cuts: Scar Tissue
Jeff Stotts explains the setbacks suffered by Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez and expresses some doubt about Giancarlo Stanton.
June 4, 2013
Diamond Cuts: Kemp's Hamstring
Jeff Stotts breaks down the latest breakdown of Matt Kemp and his Dodgers teammates.
May 27, 2013
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.
May 21, 2013
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.
May 13, 2013
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.
May 7, 2013
Diamond Cuts: Hamstrung
Hanley Ramirez's sore hamstring is vexing his owners right now.
April 29, 2013
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.
April 22, 2013
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.
April 16, 2013
Diamond Cuts: Pitcher Injuries in LA
Jered Weaver and Zack Greinke headline this week's very busy list of injuries.
April 8, 2013
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?
April 2, 2013
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.
March 26, 2013
Diamond Cuts: Third Base Carnage
Chase Headley and Hanley Ramirez headline the list of players discussed by Jeff Stotts this week.
March 18, 2013
Diamond Cuts: Yankees' Mounting Injuries
Jeff Stotts breaks down all of the breaking down Yankees among others banged up this spring.
October 1, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Looking Ahead
Jose Bautista will be one of the players who Jeff Stotts will be tracking this offseason.
September 23, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Tex Mess
RotoWire's Jeff Stotts suggests to not count on Mark Teixeira to do much this week.
September 18, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Tragic Hip
Expect the worst with Clayton Kershaw for the remainder of this season.
September 10, 2012
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.
September 4, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Votto's Return
Joey Votto is due back from his knee injury this week.
August 27, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Ribs and Wrists
Brett Lawrie's oblique injury leads off this week's version of Diamond Cuts.
August 19, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Progress, Finally
Jose Bautista is making strides in his efforts to rehab his injury and return.
August 12, 2012
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.
August 8, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Waiting Game
Joey Votto is one of the injured stars still on the DL that we're still waiting for a return.
July 30, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Good News and Bad News
There's good news regarding Giancarlo Stanton and bad news about his teammate Logan Morrison.
July 24, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Big Names on the DL
Joey Votto is one of the many big names that hit the DL in the last week.
July 15, 2012
Diamond Cuts: The Doc Is In
You might want to temper your initial expectations for Doc Halladay upon his return.
July 9, 2012
Jeff Stotts takes a look at those who have broken our heart this season.
July 2, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Feeling the Heat
Stephen Strasburg departed early from his last start due to a heat illness.
June 25, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Carpenter Progressing
Chris Carpenter has started to face hitters in his rehab. Is he worth a pickup?
June 18, 2012
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.
June 11, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Red Lights in Texas
Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland are on the DL, and Alexi Ogando might not be too far behind.
June 4, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Big Names, Big Injuries
Jeff Stotts has the latest on Matt Kemp, Troy Tulowitzki and other big names.
May 28, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Three Injured Indians
Asdrubal Cabrera is among the three Indians position players sidelined right now.
May 21, 2012
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.
May 13, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Brett Gardner's Setback
Jeff Stotts talks about Brett Gardner's setback and more.
May 7, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Sad Panda
Pablo Sandoval is out with a broken hamate bone.
April 30, 2012
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.
April 23, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Bloody Saturday
Cliff Lee was one of four pitchers to hit the DL on Saturday.
April 15, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Ellsbury's Sublexed Shoulder
Jeff Stotts goes into detail about Jacoby Ellsbury's shoulder injury.
April 8, 2012
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.
April 1, 2012
Diamond Cuts: Starting On the Wrong Foot
B.J. Upton is among the injured starters beginning the year on the DL.
March 24, 2012
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.
January 31, 2012
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.
September 21, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Broken Youk
September 14, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Whoa, Nelly! Cruz Off DL
September 7, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Strasburg Sizzles in Return
August 31, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Hamstrung Again
Nelson Cruz is on the disabled list with yet another hamstring injury.
August 24, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Rollins Out Again
August 17, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Taking a Toll
Cole Hamels is the latest young ace to get derailed by shoulder inflammation.
August 10, 2011
Diamond Cuts: 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.
August 3, 2011
Diamond Cuts: 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.
July 27, 2011
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.
July 20, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Philling Up The Tank
The Phillies' rotation could get a boost soon from the return of Roy Oswalt.
July 13, 2011
Diamond Cuts: All-Scar Team
July 6, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Fallen Stars
June 29, 2011
Diamond Cuts: More Back Trouble for Oswalt
Roy Oswalt is suffering from a bulging disc in his back and is unlikely to return before August.
June 22, 2011
Diamond Cuts: 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.
June 15, 2011
Diamond Cuts: 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.
June 8, 2011
Diamond Cuts: 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.
June 1, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Fish Out of Water
Could Hanley Ramirez's back injury become a chronic issue?
May 25, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Chopped Brave
Is it time for owners in one-year leagues to consider trading away Jason Heyward?
May 18, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Back-End Blues
The Red Sox's rotation has been thinned by injuries with John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka landing on the DL.
May 11, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Down Goes Soto
Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has landed on the DL after suffering a groin strain in Tuesday's game.
May 4, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Several Sluggers on the Shelf
April 27, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Shouldering the Load
Did the extra workload during spring training lead to Neftali Feliz's shoulder woes?
April 20, 2011
Diamond Cuts: 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?
April 13, 2011
Diamond Cuts: MVP Down
Josh Hamilton will miss 6-8 weeks after breaking his arm while sliding at home plate against the Tigers on Tuesday.
April 6, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Thumbs Down
Ubaldo Jimenez landed on the disabled list Wednesday with a cut on his right thumb cuticle. How long will he be out?
March 30, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Closers Head to DL
March 23, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Spring Injury Update
March 16, 2011
Diamond Cuts: 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?
March 9, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Injury-Riddled Phils
Is Chase Utley's knee injury more serious than the Phillies initially suggested?
March 2, 2011
Diamond Cuts: 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.
January 20, 2011
Diamond Cuts: Rehabs to Track This Spring
September 29, 2010
Diamond Cuts: 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.
September 22, 2010
Diamond Cuts: 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.
September 15, 2010
Diamond Cuts: On the Shelf
Shoulder surgery could sideline Mets ace Johan Santana until June.
September 8, 2010
Will Josh Johnson's back injury derail him for the rest of the season?
September 1, 2010
Diamond Cuts: Neau Progress
The Twins continue to limit the activity of Justin Morneau as he's still experiencing concussion-related symptoms.
August 25, 2010
Diamond Cuts: Handle with Care
The Nats will be understandably cautious with young ace Stephen Strasburg.
August 18, 2010
Diamond Cuts: Back to the DL
Jacoby Ellsbury is back on the DL, and this time it may be for the rest of the 2010 season.
August 11, 2010
Diamond Cuts: 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?
August 4, 2010
Diamond Cuts: 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.
July 28, 2010
Diamond Cuts: 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?
July 21, 2010
Manny Ramirez continues to be hampered by leg injuries, and he's back on the DL for the third time this season.
July 15, 2010
Diamond Cuts: Greinke’s Surprise Scratch
July 7, 2010
Diamond Cuts: Down Goes Yo
How long will the Brewers have to go without ace Yovani Gallardo?
June 30, 2010
Jason Heyward is one of three key players to land on the DL with a thumb injury. Jeff Stotts takes a closer look...
June 23, 2010
Diamond Cuts: Hips Don't Lie
Is the pain in A-Rod's surgically-repaired hip this season related to his 2009 operation?
June 16, 2010
Diamond Cuts: Ready to Cruz Again
Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz is nearing the start of a minor league rehab assignment.
June 9, 2010
Diamond Cuts: Thumbs Down
Aramis Ramirez has finally landed on the DL with his ongoing thumb issues.
June 2, 2010
Diamond Cuts: Latest Injury Analysis
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