This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Injury Report series.
When a team opts to take a cryptic approach to details and specifics, evaluating the effects of injuries from afar sometimes can be difficult. Terms like spasms, inflammation and soreness provide vague information that describe a symptom associated with an underlying problem rather than the injury itself. Even terms like sprain or strain can be misleading or provide little insight if they fail to indicate which soft tissue structure is hampered by injury.
The Minnesota closer provides a great example of the problems with ambiguous injury reports. Late last week, Perkins was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder strain. The diagnosis is informative enough to reveal the injury is muscular in nature but fails to disclose the involved muscle. The anatomy of the shoulder is comprised of a multitude of muscles beyond the four rotator cuff muscles and includes muscles that extend into the back and forearm. Predicting any complications tha
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