This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Injury Report series.Pitchers
Jeff Niemann and Wade Davis
The Tampa Bay Rays have placed two promising young pitchers on the disabled list, each with shoulder strains in their throwing arms. The team has not specified which particular muscle is causing them problems but both pitchers have indicated the soreness and pain is located in the back of their throwing shoulders suggesting a strain of the rotator cuff, rhomboids, or trapezius. To understand what the duo is facing, you must understand the specifics of the injuries. Strains are injuries that occur to muscle tissue or tendons. They often develop as the result of being overstretched or overloaded following a repetitive motion. Both Davis and Niemann are likely suffering from strains associated with pitching a high number of innings. If they become severe enough, strains can cause significant problems leading to muscle weakness and altered biomechanics. The strains seem minor and both pitchers should return relative
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