This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Injury Report series.Edwin Encarnacion
The Blue Jays' slugger has been a disappointment this season as his batting average (.219), slugging percentage (.439) and OPS (.749) are all way down when compared to the last three seasons. However, it appears nagging injuries may be at the heart of his struggles. A hamstring injury limited him in three of four games early last week before a shoulder injury derailed his comeback attempt. Encarnacion was administered a cortisone injection following his departure.
Before we delve into E5's specifics, let's do a quick review of common injections used in Major League Baseball. Cortisone is the most frequently reported injection and is an anti-inflammatory. It is technically classified as a steroid though it is corticosteroid and not an illegal anabolic steroid. It is used to treat areas of inflammation. It is not a pain-killer, though pain relief is often a
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