August 22, 2016
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.
August 15, 2016
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.
August 8, 2016
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.
August 1, 2016
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.
July 25, 2016
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.
July 18, 2016
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.
July 12, 2016
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.
July 5, 2016
Jeff Stotts explains Clayton Kershaw's back injury, and even though the herniated disk is deemed mild, there are reasons to be concerned.
June 27, 2016
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.
June 20, 2016
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.
June 13, 2016
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.
June 6, 2016
With surgery scheduled for Thursday, Giants outfielder Hunter Pence will miss eight weeks, though Jeff Stotts thinks it could be longer.
May 30, 2016
According to Jeff Stotts, with three serious injuries, including Alex Gordon, last year’s champions are in world of hurt.
May 23, 2016
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.
May 16, 2016
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.
May 9, 2016
Jeff Stotts advises keeping a close eye on Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker, whose last start ended prematurely with reported neck spasms.
May 2, 2016
Jeff Stotts details the mild ankle sprains sustained by Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and Orioles pitcher Zach Britton.
April 25, 2016
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.
April 18, 2016
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.
April 11, 2016
Jeff Stotts explains why Kyle Schwarber’s significant knee and ankle injuries could be career altering.
April 4, 2016
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.
March 28, 2016
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.
March 21, 2016
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.
March 14, 2016
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.
December 9, 2015
The Brewers lost fewer days to injury than any other club in 2015 thanks to the efforts of the team's medical staff.
September 28, 2015
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.
September 21, 2015
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.
September 14, 2015
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.
September 7, 2015
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.
August 31, 2015
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.
August 24, 2015
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.
August 17, 2015
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.
August 10, 2015
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.
August 3, 2015
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.
July 27, 2015
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.
July 20, 2015
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.
July 13, 2015
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.
July 6, 2015
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.
June 29, 2015
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.
June 22, 2015
A number of players are dealing with hamstring injuries, which can often take a considerable amount of time to fully heal.
June 15, 2015
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.
June 8, 2015
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.
June 1, 2015
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.
May 26, 2015
RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts is very concerned about David Wright's back injury, as spinal stenosis has ended the careers of other athletes.
May 18, 2015
Jean Segura fractured his pinkie on a head-first slide, and his stint on the disabled list could last beyond 15 days.
May 11, 2015
Stephen Strasburg's latest shoulder issue may have been a result of a previous ankle injury. RotoWire's Jeff Stotts explains.
May 4, 2015
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.
April 27, 2015
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.
April 20, 2015
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.
April 13, 2015
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.
April 6, 2015
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.
March 31, 2015
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.
March 24, 2015
The Rangers' offense could be dominant this season if Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo can fully recover from their injury-plagued 2014 seasons.
March 17, 2015
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.
March 10, 2015
RotoWire injury expert Jeff Stotts kicks off this season's Diamond Cuts with news that Yu Darvish is likely headed for Tommy John surgery.
January 27, 2015
In his annual column, Jeff Stotts plants the red flags around the players to avoid on draft day in 2015.
October 31, 2014
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.
September 17, 2014
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.
September 3, 2014
Jeff Stotts discusses the core injury that's been troubling the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in this week's MLB injury report.
August 26, 2014
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.
August 19, 2014
Jeff Stotts talks about the measures that the Pirates will take to protect Andrew McCutchen as he returns from his rib injury.
August 13, 2014
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.
August 5, 2014
Jeff Stotts details what the recent clarification of Andrew McCutchen's rib injury means.
July 22, 2014
Troy Tulowitzki finally hit the DL on Tuesday for the first time this season with his thigh injury.
July 18, 2014
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.
July 8, 2014
Edwin Encarnacion's quad injury headlines Jeff Stotts' weekly injury article.
July 1, 2014
RotoWire's Jeff Stotts says that the location of Evan Gattis's bulging disc in his back is troublesome.
June 24, 2014
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.
June 17, 2014
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.
June 11, 2014
Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer suffered significant setbacks in the last week. Jeff Stotts gives you the lowdown on their respective procedures.
June 4, 2014
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.
May 27, 2014
Jeff Stotts discusses Josh Hamilton's latest setback with his thumb injury, and gives the latest on the Rangers' injuries.
May 20, 2014
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.
May 13, 2014
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.
May 6, 2014
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.
April 29, 2014
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.
April 22, 2014
Jeff Stotts opens this week's column talking about the knee tendinitis troubling the Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez.
April 16, 2014
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.
April 8, 2014
Yasiel Puig's thumb injury inspired Jeff Stotts' annual lecture on the difference between a sprain and a strain.
April 2, 2014
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
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
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
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
Edwin Encarnacion and Colby Rasmus are the latest Blue Jays to be shut down for the season.
September 17, 2013
Jeff Stotts discusses Felix Hernandez's injury among other topics this week.
September 10, 2013
Jeff Stotts gives us the details on Jacoby Ellsbury's foot injury, Carlos Gonzalez's hand and King Felix's back.
September 3, 2013
Owners of Miguel Cabrera in weekly leagues are in a tough spot on whether or not to start him.
August 27, 2013
Jason Heyward's broken jaw is particularly ill-timed for the Braves. Jeff Stotts talks about him and more this week.
August 19, 2013
Dan Uggla recently had LASIX laser eye surgery in the hopes of improving his batting eye.
August 13, 2013
Jeff Stotts has a lot of info dealing with the Dodgers and Cardinals, including the latest on Matt Kemp's rehab.
August 6, 2013
Hanley Ramirez's tumble into the stands has Dodgers fans concerned about his injured shoulder.
July 30, 2013
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
Matt Holliday and Yoenis Cespedes top the list this week in Jeff Stotts' weekly injury column.
July 17, 2013
Giancarlo Stanton was one of three big-time NL outfielders to make Jeff Stotts' list.
July 8, 2013
A number of knee injuries highlight this week's list, along with Matt Kemp's ongoing shoulder issues.
July 2, 2013
Evan Longoria is dealing with a case of plantar fasciitis. Jeff Stotts talks about him among this week's injuries.
June 24, 2013
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
Jose Reyes is starting his rehab assignment ahead of schedule. Jeff Stotts talks about him and a lot more this week.
June 11, 2013
Jeff Stotts explains the setbacks suffered by Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez and expresses some doubt about Giancarlo Stanton.
June 4, 2013
Jeff Stotts breaks down the latest breakdown of Matt Kemp and his Dodgers teammates.
May 27, 2013
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
Brett Anderson's crummy injury luck has continued this season. Read the latest on his status from Jeff Stotts.
May 13, 2013
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
Hanley Ramirez's sore hamstring is vexing his owners right now.
April 29, 2013
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
The Yankees and Dodgers feature prominently in Jeff Stotts' weekly feature, including a discussion about Derek Jeter's setback.
April 16, 2013
Jered Weaver and Zack Greinke headline this week's very busy list of injuries.
April 8, 2013
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
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
Chase Headley and Hanley Ramirez headline the list of players discussed by Jeff Stotts this week.
March 18, 2013
Jeff Stotts breaks down all of the breaking down Yankees among others banged up this spring.
October 1, 2012
Jose Bautista will be one of the players who Jeff Stotts will be tracking this offseason.
September 23, 2012
RotoWire's Jeff Stotts suggests to not count on Mark Teixeira to do much this week.
September 18, 2012
Expect the worst with Clayton Kershaw for the remainder of this season.
September 10, 2012
Mark Teixeira's headfirst slide at first wasn't just a game-ender - it might have ended Teixeira's regular season.
September 4, 2012
Joey Votto is due back from his knee injury this week.
August 27, 2012
Brett Lawrie's oblique injury leads off this week's version of Diamond Cuts.
August 19, 2012
Jose Bautista is making strides in his efforts to rehab his injury and return.
August 12, 2012
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
Joey Votto is one of the injured stars still on the DL that we're still waiting for a return.
July 30, 2012
There's good news regarding Giancarlo Stanton and bad news about his teammate Logan Morrison.
July 24, 2012
Joey Votto is one of the many big names that hit the DL in the last week.
July 15, 2012
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
Stephen Strasburg departed early from his last start due to a heat illness.
June 25, 2012
Chris Carpenter has started to face hitters in his rehab. Is he worth a pickup?
June 18, 2012
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
Neftali Feliz and Derek Holland are on the DL, and Alexi Ogando might not be too far behind.
June 4, 2012
Jeff Stotts has the latest on Matt Kemp, Troy Tulowitzki and other big names.
May 28, 2012
Asdrubal Cabrera is among the three Indians position players sidelined right now.
May 21, 2012
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
Jeff Stotts talks about Brett Gardner's setback and more.
May 7, 2012
Pablo Sandoval is out with a broken hamate bone.
April 30, 2012
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
Cliff Lee was one of four pitchers to hit the DL on Saturday.
April 15, 2012
Jeff Stotts goes into detail about Jacoby Ellsbury's shoulder injury.
April 8, 2012
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
B.J. Upton is among the injured starters beginning the year on the DL.
March 24, 2012
Grady Sizemore was once among the elite, but Jeff Stotts won't be touching him this year.
January 31, 2012
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
September 14, 2011
September 7, 2011
August 31, 2011
Nelson Cruz is on the disabled list with yet another hamstring injury.
August 24, 2011
August 17, 2011
Cole Hamels is the latest young ace to get derailed by shoulder inflammation.
August 10, 2011
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
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
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
The Phillies' rotation could get a boost soon from the return of Roy Oswalt.
July 13, 2011
July 6, 2011
June 29, 2011
Roy Oswalt is suffering from a bulging disc in his back and is unlikely to return before August.
June 22, 2011
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
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
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
Could Hanley Ramirez's back injury become a chronic issue?
May 25, 2011
Is it time for owners in one-year leagues to consider trading away Jason Heyward?
May 18, 2011
The Red Sox's rotation has been thinned by injuries with John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka landing on the DL.
May 11, 2011
Cubs catcher Geovany Soto has landed on the DL after suffering a groin strain in Tuesday's game.
April 27, 2011
Did the extra workload during spring training lead to Neftali Feliz's shoulder woes?
April 20, 2011
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
Josh Hamilton will miss 6-8 weeks after breaking his arm while sliding at home plate against the Tigers on Tuesday.
April 6, 2011
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
March 23, 2011
March 16, 2011
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
Is Chase Utley's knee injury more serious than the Phillies initially suggested?
March 2, 2011
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
September 29, 2010
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
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
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
The Twins continue to limit the activity of Justin Morneau as he's still experiencing concussion-related symptoms.
August 25, 2010
The Nats will be understandably cautious with young ace Stephen Strasburg.
August 18, 2010
Jacoby Ellsbury is back on the DL, and this time it may be for the rest of the 2010 season.
August 11, 2010
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
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
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 7, 2010
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
Is the pain in A-Rod's surgically-repaired hip this season related to his 2009 operation?
June 16, 2010
Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz is nearing the start of a minor league rehab assignment.
June 9, 2010
Aramis Ramirez has finally landed on the DL with his ongoing thumb issues.
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