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Diamond Cuts: Miggy's Nagging Injury

Jeff Stotts

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.


As the calendar turns to September and the MLB rosters expand, it becomes more important for fantasy owners to pay attention to day-to-day injury reports. The impact of the disabled list is minimized and the end of the minor league season all but eliminates true rehab assignments. As a result, patience must be exhibited for players returning from injury since they must readjust to playing at a high level without the benefit of practice or simulated reps. Sadly this expansion coincides with the arrival of the fantasy playoffs making late season injuries particularly problematic.

Miguel Cabrera

Cabrera's quest for a second consecutive Triple Crown has been slowed by a lingering adnominal injury. Initially listed as a hip flexor strain, Cabrera aggravated the injury late last week during an awkward slide. He was back in the lineup one day later but lasted just two innings. He has since been a spectator and the team is now calling it an abdominal wall str

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