Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Furcal Derailed Again
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Furcal Derailed Again

This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Injury Report series.

Pitchers

Jake Peavy

Peavy is back on the disabled list but not for an injury you would expect. While the former Cy Young winner has overcome shoulder issues, he now has been slowed by a strained right groin. The groin is a muscle group referred to as the adductors. They work in conjunction to pull the leg inward toward the midline of the body. For a pitcher, the adductors are placed on stretch in the delivery of a pitch and also play a key role in creating forward momentum. As the pitcher drives his arm and body forward toward the plate, energy transfers from his back leg (the injured leg in Peavy's case) to his lead leg. A strain in this area would severely limit his ability to generate the required force to efficiently pitch. For fantasy owners take some solace in the fact that his surgically repaired shoulder is unaffected and the latest injury should only keep him out a few weeks.

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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.
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