Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: The Year’s Top Four Injuries

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: The Year’s Top Four Injuries

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

"Phil?"

"Phil Connors?" 

The immortal words of Ned Ryerson from the movie Groundhog Day have been echoing in my ears for weeks now. As this MLB season has progressed, I've felt a bit like Bill Murray's character from the film, in that every week seems the same. Every time I set out to write a new column, it seems like at least one player has strained an oblique, tweaked a hamstring, been hit by a pitch, or a new pitcher is reporting forearm tightness and pain. These four injuries have impacted fantasy rosters in all formats and, even the All-Star break couldn't break the cycle. Let's go down the list and see who fits the bill this week.

No. 1 Oblique strain

Francisco Lindor

The Mets big offseason acquisition is slated to miss multiple weeks after suffering a Grade 2 oblique strain. The noted classification indicates a partial tear of the muscle, meaning a lengthy recovery is likely. Oblique strains are on the rise this season, with the average missed time hovering around one month. Lindor confirmed these concerns, relaying to reporters that he anticipated missing more than the minimum amount of time and calling his status "week-to-week." Luis Guillorme and veteran Jonathan Villar will fill in at shortstop for the Mets for the immediate future. The team is expected to be active at the trade deadline and could add a shortstop to their shopping list.

No. 2 Hamstring strain

Gavin Lux

The Dodgers infielder was removed from Sunday's contest with

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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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