Life would be so much easier if someone else paid your bills, the lawn mowed itself and there was no such thing as injuries in fantasy baseball.
The unfortunate fact of this game is the injuries everyone must deal with on a day-to-day basis. I’ll go over the top rated players who are currently dealing with injuries of their own.
Fantasy Baseball Injury Update 6-11-12
There is finally some good news in Philadelphia as Ryan Howard (achilles) and Chase Utley (knees) will soon make their return to the struggling Phillies. The two of them have began playing extended spring training games and should embark on a trip to the minors for a few weeks before finally returning to Philadelphia. If things go as planned, the former all-star’s should be back sometime around the all-star break.
Melky Cabrera is currently day to day with a right hamstring injury. The Giants’ outfielder has now missed three straight starts because of the sore hamstring but a day off Monday can only help. The Giants don’t want to rush Cabrera back from this injury so if you have to decide who to start Monday it may be best to keep him out of the starting lineup for this week. His .364 average and all that it brings may be missed right now but luckily for his owners it’s not something that will send him to the disabled list.
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla left Sunday’s game against the Blue Jays after getting hit by a pitch late in the game. Reports are that his removal was just a precaution and that he won’t be missing any time because of the injury.
Troy Tulowitzki was seen taking ground balls and taking some hacks in the batting cage prior to Sunday’s game against Anaheim. Tulowitzki has been on the DL since May 31 with a strained left groin, and he told reporters that he’d “possibly” be back on the field this Friday, June 15.
Felix Hernandez has not pitched since tweaking his back earlier in the month against the White Sox June 1. The Mariners were hoping to see him start on Sunday against the Dodgers but King Felix was not ready. Hernandez will be able to make his next start this Tuesday against the Padres so put him back in your lineup.
Matt Kemp was placed on the 15-day DL after re-aggravating an existing hamstring injury. After missing two weeks the first time around reports are that he’ll be out for a minimum of four weeks. If things go as scheduled he should be available sometime at the beginning of August.
Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett is expected to make his next start after leaving Wednesday’s game against the Orioles because of a cramp in his right hamstring. Beckett was pitching like the Beckett of old, allowing just two runs and five hits over eight innings but began cramping up in the eighth.