Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Managing Postseason Injuries
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Managing Postseason Injuries

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

Managing injuries during the fantasy baseball postseason is a difficult but integral part of winning a championship. Making these decisions can be complicated by expanded rosters and team-driven choices based on contract eligibility and multiple other factors. However, claiming a title remains the primary reason for playing and moving on from an injured star must remain a realistic option. Let's take a look at a few players whose health status is currently in limbo.

Mookie Betts

Betts was forced out of Sunday's win over the Mets with what is being described as a "side" injury. The Boston outfielder was injured while making a throw to the plate. The team is optimistic he will be available for their game on Tuesday, and manager Alex Cora called the decision to remove Betts from the game as purely "precautionary." However, it is important to note the MVP candidate was sidelined for 12 games in June with left side soreness. Betts has commented that the injury is only an issue while throwing, which could prompt the Red Sox to shift him to a designated hitter role. However, it seems likely Boston gives Betts routine days off down the stretch, especially if they clinch the American League East over the next few days. The team is off on Monday, giving Betts a small respite.

James Paxton and the Seattle Mariners

An unspecified illness is running rampant in the Seattle clubhouse, with multiple players succumbing to the infection. The illness has been described as viral in

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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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