Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Injury Notes

Injuries are the kryptonite of every fantasy baseball team. Nothing can sabatoge a winning season faster. Here's a quick update on several players with injury histories:

1. On Tuesday, Randy Johnson pitched a two-inning simulated game and had no back pain or discomfort. RJ is scheduled for another simulated game over the weekend and if things go well, will get his first live action start next week.

2. Francisco Liriano threw batting practice on Tuesday and will get his first start of the spring on Friday.

3. Jason Schmidt, recovering from shoulder surgery, played catch on Monday. Schmidt has complained of fatigue and soreness and may not be ready for opening day.

4. Flame thrower Yovani Gollardo is likely to begin the season on the DL after minor knee surgery, but his return could be quicker than initially anticipated. Tomorrow he is expected to throw off a mound for the first time since the surgery.

5. This one may shock you, but Moises Alou is hurt. Apparently, he has a sore groin. We do not expect him to miss much time, but Alou cycles through more injuries than Roman gladiator.

1 comment:

The Fantasy Fanatic said...

Gallardo is probably gonna miss 2-3 starts. He'll be fine. It's Schmidt people shouldn't count on. Who knows what that guy is gonna bring to the table. For all we know, he could be done! I ain't drafting him.