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Possible Trip to DL for Gregorius
August 20th
Jeff Stotts warns fantasy owners to be prepared for Yankees shortstop DiDi Gregorius to miss at least a few games after he was diagnosed with a heel contusion in his left foot.
Check Swings
Check Swings
August 13th
August 13th
With the fantasy postseason quickly approaching, Jeff Stotts is devoting his column to as many different players as possible, starting with Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.
Houston’s Growing List of Injuries
August 6th
Astros players keep popping up on Jeff Stotts’ report, including outfielder George Springer, who hit the DL with an injured thumb.
Correa Nearing a Return?
July 30th
Jeff Stotts discusses the injuries of Astros’ star infielders, Carlos Correa, who’s targeted to return in early August, and Jose Altuve who just went on the DL with knee soreness.
Syndergaard on DL With Virus
July 23rd
In one of the more unusual ailments Jeff Stotts has seen, Noah Syndergaard contracted contagious hand, foot and mouth disease and will miss a week or more.
All-Scar Team
All-Scar Team
July 17th
July 17th
Jeff Stotts reveals his annual All-Scar Team, headlined by the fragile Byron Buxton, who might be the All-Scar MVP this season.
Rogue Baseballs
Rogue Baseballs
July 9th
July 9th
More than one player missed time last week with injuries stemming from a stray foul ball or pitch, including Red Sox outfielder J.D. Martinez, who's expected to start Monday.
Don’t Trust Cespedes
July 2nd
Jeff Stotts recommends steering clear of injury prone Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who’s spent the last two months rehabbing a strained right hip flexor and quad.
Be Cautious With Players Off the DL
June 25th
When it comes to injury management, Jeff Stotts suggests giving a formerly injured player, like Ronald Acuna, who will soon to be activated from the DL, time to acclimate before reinserting him into a lineup.
Optimism for Hill’s Return
June 18th
Jeff Stotts says that a new treatment and a tweak to Rich Hill’s mechanics have the Dodgers encouraged about a long-lasting return from the DL for chronic blister problems.
Ohtani’s Season in Jeopardy
June 11th
Jeff Stotts notes that after he initially was placed on the 10-day DL, Angel’s star Shohei Ohtani was diagnosed with a Grade 2 UCL sprain, which ultimately could mean Tommy John surgery.
Back Woes Land Dodger Ace Back on DL
June 4th
Los Angeles’ star pitcher Clayton Kershaw will miss at least a month while healing from inflammation in his back – his fourth time battling a back injury.
Darvish's Second DL Stint
May 28th
Jeff Stotts notes pitcher Yu Darvish is dealing with triceps tendinitis, and the Cubs are taking a proactive approach to the injury by keeping him out for at least one start.
Blisters Keep Hill Off the Mound
May 21st
Jeff Stotts explains that Dodger pitcher Rich Hill won’t pitch for at least four weeks while he attempts to heal from an ongoing blister problem.
Kershaw Battling Biceps Tendinitis
May 14th
Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw has been placed on the 10-day DL, and Jeff Stotts notes the Dodgers often take a conservative approach to Kershaw’s health, so his DL stint could be extended.
The Rise of the Hamstring Strain
April 30th
As MLB sees an influx of hamstring injuries, including Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre’s recent strain, Jeff Stotts reviews the ins and outs of this type of injury and how it affects players.
Bryant’s Scary Blow to the Head
April 23rd
Jeff Stotts reviews MLB’s mandated concussion protocol after Kris Bryant was injured with a fastball to the helmet in a game over the weekend.
Broken Elbow Sidelines Andrus
April 16th
Jeff Stotts says Rangers Elvis Andrus’ long streak of games played without a visit to the DL has ended, as Andrus will be out at least six weeks after fracturing his olecranon process.
Knebel Hits the DL
Knebel Hits the DL
April 9th
April 9th
Brewers closer Corey Knebel will be out four to six weeks with a hamstring strain to his lead leg. Jeff Stotts advises that even when he returns, Knebel should be monitored closely.
Texas Star Out Four Weeks
April 2nd
Jeff Stotts explains Delino DeShields' fractured hamate bone and subsequent DL time will have a trickle-down effect on the Rangers' lineup, impacting several players.
Giants Pitchers Shelved
March 26th
Both Madison Bumgarner and Jeff Samardzija will miss Opening Day. Bumgarner will be out at least until June and Samardzija’s timeline is six to eight weeks.
Ready for Opening Day?
March 19th
Jeff Stotts examines some of the most notable player injuries as Opening Day approaches, including Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who seems to have put his AC sprain behind him.
Cabrera Has Herniated Discs
Cabrera Has Herniated Discs
September 25, 2017
September 25, 2017
Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera will see limited action in the Tigers’ final six games and will need to determine whether to have surgery in the offseason.
Arrieta Could Be Back Soon
Arrieta Could Be Back Soon
September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017
Jeff Stotts says that Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, who’s been out with a hamstring injury, completed a bullpen session Saturday and is inching toward a return.
Cubs Without Arrieta
Cubs Without Arrieta
September 11, 2017
September 11, 2017
Jeff Stotts describes pitcher Jake Arrieta’s hamstring injury, which caused at least one missed start for the Cubs and might result in at least one more.
Slow Rehab for Harper
Slow Rehab for Harper
September 4, 2017
September 4, 2017
Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, who suffered a bone bruise in August, likely to return anytime soon, says Jeff Stotts, which makes him a fantasy liability this late in the season.
Hamstring Strains
Hamstring Strains
August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017
Jeff Stotts uses New York Met Yoenis Cespedes’ and St. Louis Cardinal Jedd Gyorko’s hamstring injuries to highlight the difficulty healing process involved with this muscle group.
Sano Suffers Stress Reaction
August 21, 2017
The Twins haven’t released a recovery timeline for Miguel Sano who has a stress reaction in his left shin, but Jeff Stotts anticipates that it will be longer than 10 days.
Harper Out Indefinitely
Harper Out Indefinitely
August 14, 2017
August 14, 2017
After slipping on a wet first base, Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hyperextended his left knee, resulting in a bone bruise on his knee.
Frustration Time
Frustration Time
August 7, 2017
August 7, 2017
Jeff Stotts describes Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez’s injury, and explains why August and September can be an especially tough time of year to have an injured player on your roster.