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  1. Contingency plans for Avila

    Doug Mittler

    There is increasing concern in Detroit over the status of catcher Alex Avila, who continues to suffer the aftereffects of a concussion suffered Sunday when he was tagged in the head against the Cleveland Indians. "The way things are going, the Ti...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  2. Hamilton's injury cause for concern?

    AJ Mass

    The good news for the Los Angeles Angels is that they continue to win games, even as they face the possibility of being without outfielder Josh Hamilton for yet another stretch of extended time. As Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times writes, ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  3. What's left in Verlander's tank?

    AJ Mass

    When Justin Verlander takes the mound on Wednesday to face the Cleveland Indians, the pitcher concedes he might not be at 100 percent -- and should he struggle to work deep into the contest, there could be some concern as to how many more innings he'...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  4. Mets catcher on the move?

    AJ Mass

    Travis d'Arnaud has been a reliable starter for the New York Mets behind the plate this season, but when the organization looks ahead to the future, there are some concerns as to exactly how long that statement will be true. Andy Martino of the Ne...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  5. Why Justin and B.J. Upton have struggled - MLB

    Justin Havens

    Justin Havens looks closer at the struggles this season from B.J. and Justin Upton in Atlanta. He sees their declining production against pitches up in the zone a concern for the Braves.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  6. Will George Springer's low contact rate limit his ceiling? - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello examines George Springer's season thus far, shining a spotlight on his impressive power numbers and, more importantly, his contact issues. Will Springer's high miss rate ultimately make him only a good player rather than a great one?

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2014
  7. Is Pedroia injury cause for concern?

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox played without Dustin Pedroia on Saturday, as the second baseman sat due to an injured right hand he had suffered the night before. The team is optimistic that this is nothing more than a day-to-day concern. As Scott Barboza of ...

    Blog | June 01, 2014
  8. OF woes mount for Brewers

    AJ Mass

    The Milwaukee Brewers finished action on Thursday down two members of their usual starting outfield as concerns surrounding the health of both Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun grow deeper. As Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports, G...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  9. Closer concerns for O's?

    AJ Mass

    Although Tommy Hunter has successfully closed out 11 wins for the Baltimore Orioles so far this season, he's now allowed runs in four consecutive outings, the last two resulting in blown saves. That raises questions as to who might be called upon the...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  10. Reason for concern with Morneau?

    AJ Mass

    The Colorado Rockies are hoping that Justin Morneau is not going to need to miss too much action after the first baseman had to be scratched from Thursday's game with a stiff neck. According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, manager Walt Wei...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  11. Wieters' elbow injury a major concern

    Eric Karabell

    The No. 2 catcher on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater started at designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, hitting a pair of singles in five at-bats and raising his batting average to an impressive .341. Then again, nobody knows when Matt ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  12. What's up with Wieters?

    AJ Mass

    There's a lot of concern regarding the sore right elbow of Matt Wieters, and the Baltimore Orioles catcher is expected to spend Wednesday getting checked out by Dr. James Andrews. However, the team is optimistic that they'll still have him behind the...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  13. Sale's DL stint reason for concern?

    AJ Mass

    For now, the Chicago White Sox are saying that the decision to place Chris Sale on the 15-day disabled list in merely a case of erring on the side of caution, and that the team is optimistic that the pitcher will be able to make a quick return to the...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  14. Romo's velocity a concern?

    Joe Kaiser

    Sergio Romo is one of the smallest relievers in the game, and nobody would ever think of the San Francisco closer as having a blazing fastball. But recently, the velocity on Romo's usual low 90s fastball has taken a dive. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Spor...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  15. Blue Jays pen cause for concern?

    AJ Mass

    All major league teams lose games from time to time, but it's the rare loss that leaves a manager in a state of utter disbelief. That's what happened to John Gibbons and his Toronto Blue Jays in what Scott MacArthur of TSN Radio is calling an "histor...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  16. Managers frustrated with replay system

    Buster Olney

    As managers discussed instant replay prior to the season, they were generally circumspect, understated in their public comments. You got some eye rolls, and privately, some expressed concern, particularly with the challenge system. But...

    Blog | April 13, 2014