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  1. Add Yadier Molina now

    Eric Karabell

    The St. Louis Cardinals had to be hoping that when superb catcher Yadier Molina was lost for a few months with a thumb injury, they could merely remain within striking distance of the NL Central lead. Mission accomplished there. The Cardinals are NL ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. What to do if you own Garrett Richards

    Eric Karabell

    A wonderful Wednesday night of baseball -- both at the big league level and for the teens and tweens in Williamsport, Pennsylvania -- was a bit overshadowed by the knee injury suffered by Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards at Fenway Par...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  3. Mets, deGrom downplay injury

    AJ Mass

    The New York Mets are skipping Jacob deGrom's scheduled Tuesday start against the Washington Nationals, and are downplaying the soreness that the pitcher says he is experiencing in his shoulder. As Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports, deGrom doesn...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  4. How long will Sanchez be out?

    AJ Mass

    The Detroit Tigers are sending Anibal Sanchez back to Detroit so that he can get an MRI on his right side to determine the severity of an injury that forced him from his Friday start. Sanchez left the game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the fift...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  5. Yankees face difficult decisions now

    Buster Olney

    Editor's Note: This blog has been updated to reflect official injury news regarding Masahiro Tanaka, released Thursday evening. Somebody wearing a uniform undoubtedly uttered the words "I told you so" on Wednesday night after news of Tanaka's elbo...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  6. Encarnacion, Votto hurt; trade roundup

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners had a legitimate -- in theory -- decision to make a few months ago if looking at drafting first basemen in the second round. Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Davis were off the board, leaving, essentially, Edwin Encarnacion, Prince Fielder a...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  7. Pleasant surprises among top relievers

    Eric Karabell

    Let's talk closers! With roughly a third of the MLB season complete and much upheaval in terms of injuries and torn UCLs and hitters performing below expectations, it's actually been a relatively quiet season so far for closers. After all, of the top...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  8. Versatile Ben Zobrist could be DL-bound

    Eric Karabell

    I've long been a fan and defender of Tampa Bay Rays switch-hitter Ben Zobrist, enjoying his versatility and 20-homer, 20-steal potential. However, being objective, I was also planning to write a blog entry wondering whether he's become a bit overrate...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  9. Aftermath of the Fernandez injury

    Eric Karabell

    Let's start with the good news, shall we? There's an opening in the Miami Marlins rotation, however unfortunate, and someone needs to fill it. As of now it could be one of myriad options, the most intriguing being 22-year-old lefty Andrew Heaney down...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  10. Will Rollins sit out some games?

    AJ Mass

    The Philadelphia Phillies are uncertain as to whether or not Jimmy Rollins will be able to take part in this weekend's series with the New York Mets, as the shortstop continues to struggle with a right groin injury. As Todd Zolecki of MLB.com poin...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  11. Middlebrooks, Teixeira land on DL

    Eric Karabell

    Heading into the weekend both Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks and New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira were owned in 100 percent of ESPN standard leagues, each having been selected in the range of the 17th round in ESPN live dr...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  12. Jose Reyes already on disabled list

    Eric Karabell

    Say this for Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes: He certainly didn't waste any time getting injured this season. The speedy but brittle fourth-round selection in ESPN live drafts left Monday's game with what was called hamstring tightness after o...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  13. Marcum on the market

    AJ Mass

    Injuries kept Shaun Marcum from pitching the second half of the 2013 season. Numbness in his pitching hand led to an eventual surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. But Marcum is hopeful he'll be ready to throw come spring training. According to ES...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  14. Chris Young an imperfect fit with Mets

    Keith Law

    I had tabbed Chris Young as one of my top potential bargains in free agency this year, a talented player coming off injuries and poor performance who might accept a low-base one-year contract to play center for someone and re-establish some value. ...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  15. Bits: Impact of Manny Machado injury

    Eric Karabell

    Fantasy owners have become used to seeing Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado play pretty much every inning of every game since his promotion to the major leagues last season, which is part of the reason he'll be so missed. Machado gruesome...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  16. 10 managers in limbo

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball is a results-oriented business. It can be brutal and sobering, especially those charged with managing a team. Injuries aren't their fault, and most of the time, neither are players who don't perform up to expectations or can't execute proper...

    Blog | September 05, 2013