Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: The 9th Annual All-Scar Team
Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: The 9th Annual All-Scar Team

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

As the MLB enters the All-Star break, I annually "award" a more dubious honor to a certain collection of players. The group is made up of players who have frustrated fantasy owners due to injury or illness. So, without further ado, here is the 9th MLB All-Scar team.

CATCHER

AL: Welington Castillo

The White Sox catcher has made two separate trips to the injured list. He spent time on the 7-day IL after suffering a concussion and is now out with a strained oblique. He's missed 14 straight games recovering and a return to play date remains unknown.

NL: Francisco Cervelli

The Pirates veteran backstop will no longer play the position due to the multiple concussions sustained throughout his career. He suffered his most recent concussion in late May but announced over the weekend that he will try out a new position on his rehab assignment. It's a smart play by Cervelli. Catcher is the position most prone to concussions and the effects of multiple head injuries are cumulative. As a result, symptoms often linger longer and can be more severe. He remains without a definitive timeline for a return.

FIRST BASE

AL: Greg Bird

Bird just can't shake the injury bug and again has spent the majority of the season on the IL. This year's injury involves the plantar fascia, the connective tissue located on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia is designed to bear weight and manage the stress placed on and through the area. Unfortunately,

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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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