Opening Day is quickly approaching and it's about the time for injured players to start ending up on the disabled list. The timing is key as fantasy owners scramble to find a suitable replacement to help their team remain competitive during the critical early stages of the season.
The most impactful injuries thus far occurred in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic when Ramirez suffered a torn ligament in his right thumb. The Dodgers shortstop underwent surgery to repair the tear Friday and is expected to remain shelved for at least eight weeks. The timeline is almost double the amount of time San Diego's Headley is expected to miss after he broke the distal tip of his thumb in the WBC, primarily because of the location and the nature of the injury. Headley's injury did not involve any ligaments, meaning once the bone heals he should be quick to return. Bone often heals quicker and easier than connective tissu
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