Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Pollock Suffers Hamstring Strain

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Pollock Suffers Hamstring Strain

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

The fantasy playoffs are upon us. Hopefully you have been able to navigate what has been an injury-plagued season, and title hopes are still alive. Injury management over the next few weeks becomes even more important as even a two- to three-day absence can decide a matchup. If a player looks like he will miss an extended amount of time, those in nonkeeper formats should not hesitate to move on from the injured athlete.

AJ Pollock

The Dodgers outfielder suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain over the weekend and is expected to miss at least two weeks recovering. A Grade 2 designation means the muscle tissue suffered considerable damage. Remember, a Grade 2 strain is often referred to as a partial tear. Pollock's injury history doesn't set an encouraging precedent for a quick recovery either. The veteran missed 18 games earlier this season with a Grade 1 hamstring strain on the opposite leg. Given his latest injury is considered more serious, it wouldn't be surprising to see Pollock miss the remainder of the regular season. Even if he does receive clearance, look for Los Angeles to carefully manage his playing time to ensure his availability in the postseason. Chris Taylor will take over in the outfield with the struggling Cody Bellinger also filling in the gap. 

Austin Gomber

The Rockies pitcher will miss the remainder of the season with a stress fracture in his lower back. The injury is located in the lumbar region of his spine. The lumber spine

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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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