Opening Day Injuries

With Opening Day 2011 only three days away, and the final week of preseason fantasy drafts upon us, I figured it would be beneficial to my fellow players to update them on injuries heading into Opening Day. The damage, team by team, is as follows:

Arizona Diamondbacks
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/23/11 Tony Abreu 3B Back Day to day
03/16/11 Geoff Blum 3B Knee Day to day
03/13/11 Zach Duke SP Hand Out until at least mid-April
03/19/11 J.J. Putz RP Back Day to day
Atlanta Braves
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/23/11 Tommy Hanson SP Back Day to day
03/27/11 Jair Jurrjens SP Side Day to day. Questionable for start of regular season
03/27/11 Kris Medlen RP Elbow, hip 15-day DL. Out until at least late August
Baltimore Orioles
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/25/11 Brad Bergesen SP Arm Day to day
03/24/11 Justin Duchscherer SP Hip Out until at least April. Expected to begin season on 15-day DL
Boston Red Sox
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/05/11 Felix Doubront SP Elbow Day to day
03/26/11 Junichi Tazawa RP Elbow 60-day DL. Out until at least mid-June
Chicago Cubs
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/25/11 Jeff Baker 2B Hamstring Day to day
Chicago White Sox
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/22/11 Jake Peavy SP Shoulder Out until at least late April
03/10/11 Dayan Viciedo 3B Hand Out until at least early April
Cincinnati Reds
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/21/11 Bronson Arroyo SP Illness Day to day
03/25/11 Homer Bailey SP Shoulder Out until at least late April. Expected to begin season on 15-day DL
03/21/11 Johnny Cueto SP Shoulder Out until at least early April
03/27/11 Fred Lewis LF Side Day to day. Questionable for start of season
Cleveland Indians
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/23/11 Trevor Crowe LF Elbow, shoulder Out until at least late March. Questionable for start of season
03/19/11 Jason Donald SS Hand Out until at least early April
03/22/11 Grady Sizemore CF Knee Questionable for start of season
03/27/11 Joe Smith RP Abdominal Doubtful for start of season
03/20/11 Nick Weglarz RF Knee Out until at least late April
02/11/11 Jeremy Sowers SP Shoulder Out for the season
Colorado Rockies
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/23/11 Aaron Cook SP Shoulder, finger Out until at least late March. Doubtful for the start of season
03/24/11 Jhoulys Chacin SP Hand Day to day
Detroit Tigers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/20/11 Bobby Seay RP Shoulder Out for the season
03/15/11 Carlos Guillen 2B Knee Expected to begin season on 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-April
03/15/11 Joel Zumaya RP Elbow Expected to begin season on 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-April
Florida Marlins
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/25/11 Chris Coghlan LF Shoulder Questionable for start of season
03/27/11 Jhan Marinez RP Elbow, shoulder Expected to begin season on 15-day DL
Houston Astros
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/26/11 Alberto Arias RP Shoulder Out until at least mid-April
03/26/11 Clint Barmes 2B Hand Out until at least late April
03/04/11 Jason Castro C Knee Out until at least early September
03/09/11 Jeff Keppinger 2B Foot Out until at least mid-April
03/26/11 J.R. Towles C Back Day to day
Kansas City Royals
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/26/11 Henry Barrera RP Arm 60-day DL. Out until at least early May
03/19/11 Jason Kendall C Shoulder Out until at least mid-April
Los Angeles Angels
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/16/11 Scott Downs RP Toe Out until at least late April
03/09/11 Trevor Bell SP Shoulder Day to day
03/24/11 Torii Hunter CF Quad Day to day
03/20/11 Kendrys Morales 1B Leg, toe Expected to begin season on 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-April
03/24/11 Joel Pineiro SP Back Day to day. Questionable for start of season
03/23/11 Vernon Wells CF Hamstring Day to day
03/24/11 Reggie Willits LF Calf Out until at least early April. Expected to begin season on 15-day DL
Los Angeles Dodgers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/27/11 Casey Blake 3B Back Out until at least late March. Expected to start season on DL
03/21/11 Jon Garland SP Oblique Out until at least mid-April
03/25/11 Dioner Navarro C Oblique Out until at least late April. Expected to begin season on 15-day DL
03/25/11 Tim Redding SP Back Day to day
02/26/11 Vicente Padilla SP Elbow Out until at least late April
Milwaukee Brewers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/27/11 Zack Greinke SP Rib cage 15-day DL. Out until at least early April
03/26/11 Corey Hart RF Oblique Will start season on 15-day DL
03/27/11 LaTroy Hawkins RP Shoulder 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-April
03/26/11 Jonathan Lucroy C Finger Out until at least early April. Will start season on 15-day DL
03/17/11 Shaun Marcum SP Shoulder Day to day
03/27/11 Manny Parra SP Back 15-day DL. Out until at least early April
02/28/11 Shawn Riggans C Pneumonia Day to day
Minnesota Twins
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/23/11 Justin Morneau 1B Concussion Probable for the start of season
New York Mets
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/26/11 Jason Bay LF Back Day to day
03/27/11 Carlos Beltran CF Knee Day to day. Questionable for start of season
03/24/11 Chris Capuano SP Quadriceps Day to day
03/26/11 Ronny Paulino C Suspension, blood 50-game suspension. Eligible to return April 10 vs. Washington
02/17/11 Johan Santana SP Shoulder Out until at least late June
New York Yankees
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/23/11 Colin Curtis RF Shoulder Doubtful for start of season
03/04/11 Francisco Cervelli C Foot Out until at least early April
03/26/11 Chris Dickerson LF Hamstring Day to day
03/28/11 Pedro Feliciano RP Shoulder Out until at least early April. Expected to begin season on 15-day DL
03/24/11 Curtis Granderson CF Oblique Out until at least late March. Questionable for start of season
03/10/11 Warner Madrigal RP Arm Day to day
01/04/11 Damaso Marte RP Shoulder Out until at least late July
Oakland Athletics
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/23/11 Rich Harden SP Back Out until late March. Questionable for start of season
03/23/11 Adam Rosales 3B Foot Doubtful for start of season
03/28/11 Andrew Bailey RP Forearm Out until at least early April. Expected to begin season on 15-day DL
03/27/11 Josh Willingham LF Foot Day to day
Philadelphia Phillies
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/23/11 Domonic Brown RF Hand Out until at least early April
03/21/11 Brian Bocock SS Wrist Out until at least late March
03/25/11 Brad Lidge RP Shoulder Out until at least mid-April. Expected to begin season on 15-day DL
03/23/11 Roy Oswalt SP Neck Day to day
03/21/11 Brian Schlitter RP Elbow Out until at least late March
03/24/11 Chase Utley 2B Knee Out until at least early April. Expected to start season on 15-day DL
Pittsburgh Pirates
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/23/11 Jose Ascanio RP Elbow Questionable for start of season
03/23/11 Scott Olsen SP Arm Out until at least late March. Doubtful for the start of season
03/26/11 Joe Beimel RP Elbow Out until at least early April
03/18/11 Kevin Hart SP Shoulder 60-day DL. Out until at least early June
03/18/11 Brad Lincoln SP Arm Day to day
03/24/11 James McDonald RP Side Out until at least early April. Probable for start of season
03/27/11 Chris Snyder C Back Out until at least early April. Expected to go on 15-day DL
San Diego Padres
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/21/11 Mike Baxter RF Thumb Out until at least early May
03/25/11 Kyle Blanks LF Elbow Questionable for start of season
03/25/11 Aaron Cunningham RF Calf Day to day
03/15/11 Jarrett Hoffpauir 2B Quadriceps Out until at least late March
03/26/11 Mat Latos SP Shoulder Day to day. Questionable for the start of regular season
03/24/11 Cameron Maybin CF Thigh Day to day
03/24/11 Eric Patterson LF Hamstring Questionable for the start of regular season
03/27/11 Joe Thatcher RP Shoulder Expected to begin season on 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-April
San Francisco Giants
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/28/11 Brian Wilson RP Oblique Questionable for start of season
03/24/11 Cody Ross CF Calf Out until at least early April. Expected to begin season on 15-day DL
03/26/11 Freddy Sanchez 2B Head Day to day. Questionable for start of regular season
Seattle Mariners
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/26/11 David Aardsma RP Hip Out until at least early May
03/28/11 Jack Cust DH Back Day to day. Probable for start of season
03/24/11 Franklin Gutierrez CF Stomach Questionable for start of season
03/02/11 Shawn Kelley RP Elbow 60-day DL. Out until at least early June
03/26/11 Miguel Olivo C Groin Questionable for the start of season
03/14/11 Nate Robertson SP Elbow Out until at least mid-April
St. Louis Cardinals
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/23/11 Francisco Samuel RP Side Out until at least late March. Doubtful for the start of season
03/27/11 Matt Holliday LF Toe Day to day
03/26/11 Brian Tallet SP Groin Day to day. Questionable for start of season.
03/27/11 Adam Wainwright SP Elbow 60-day DL. Out for the season
02/22/11 Nick Punto 2B Groin Out until at least mid-April
Tampa Bay Rays
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
02/16/11 J.P. Howell RP Shoulder Out until at least early May
Texas Rangers
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/26/11 Arthur Rhodes RP Tendinitis Day to day. Probable for start of season.
03/23/11 Omar Beltre RP Spine Questionable for start of season
03/27/11 Scott Feldman SP Knee Out until at least early June. Expected to begin season on 15-day DL
03/13/11 Craig Gentry LF Shoulder Day to day
03/25/11 Tommy Hunter SP Groin Out until at least late April. Expected to begin season on 15-day DL
03/24/11 Brandon Webb SP Shoulder Expected to placed on 15-day DL. Out until at least late April
03/26/11 C.J. Wilson SP Hamstring Questionable for start of regular season
Toronto Blue Jays
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/20/11 Jesse Carlson RP Shoulder Out until at least late March
03/25/11 Octavio Dotel RP Hamstring Out until at least early April. Expected to begin season on 15-day DL
03/24/11 Frank Francisco RP Pectoral, biceps Out until at least early April
03/26/11 Jesse Litsch SP Dehydration Day to day
03/24/11 John McDonald SS Forearm Day to day
03/14/11 Dustin McGowan SP Shoulder 60-day DL. Out until at least early June
03/23/11 Brandon Morrow RP Forearm Out until at least early April. Expected to begin season on 15-day DL
03/26/11 Corey Patterson CF Head Day to day
03/15/11 Scott Podsednik LF Foot Out until at least late March
Washington Nationals
Updated Player Pos Injury Expected Return
03/23/11 Elvin Ramirez SP Arm Out until at least late March. Doubtful for start of season
03/26/11 Livan Hernandez SP Neck Probable for start of regular season
03/27/11 Adam LaRoche 1B Shoulder Day to day. Questionable for start of season
03/02/11 Cla Meredith RP Elbow, back Out for the season
03/24/11 Henry Rodriguez RP Neck Out until at least early April. Expected to begin season on 15-day DL
03/23/11 Stephen Strasburg SP Elbow 60-day DL. Out until at least early September
03/05/11 Chien-Ming Wang SP Shoulder Out until at least early May

 




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2 Responses to “Opening Day Injuries”

  1. seth pollock says:

    Can we do a mock fantasy baseball draft next year? Why has my name been removedfrom the article I have written for you?

  2. The Fantasy Flukie says:

    Seth. you no longer write for us. Stop complaining. As for a fantasy baseball mock. Sure I’m game for that. In the next week or so Iwill break down my fantasy baseball roster and my draft approach. Stay Tuned!

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