Episode 57: The Doctor Is In! Producer’s note: This is one of the most interesting fantasy baseball podcasts I have ever heard! On today’s episode, our fearless fantasy gurus analyze and discuss some of the most notable injuries with Dr. Mike Tanner! Dr. Tanner has treated patients with orthopedic injuries for
Bauer will out longer than most expect. Why I’m worried for James Paxton’s UCL despite positive reports. Aaron Judge isn’t close and Jose Altuve may be in/out of the lineup for the rest of the season.
Vlad Guerrero Jr. Jumper’s knee, also described as a strained patellar tendon, is a fairly common injury. The Blue Jays are resting him for one month. The damage is minor and is the type of injury most players would grind through during close wildcard battles. He’s 19, and this feels
The History Urias made his major league debut as a 19-year-old and posted a 3.39 ERA across 23 1/3 innings with over a strikeout per inning in 2016. The following season he found himself back in AAA after a rocky start to 2017 in the big-league rotation. After a few
Acuna’s signaled the “safe” to the ump after trying to beat out an infield single. Then disaster struck. His left cleat caught and his left knee awkwardly bent as depicted below: Here’s the good news. When an athlete tears their ACL there is almost a universal reaction, not 100% percent
Clayton Kershaw The biceps tendonitis that led to Kershaw’s DL placement has nothing to do with this article. In fact, I believe the Dodgers are using the DL to give him a breather. Such an injury would usually warrant rest, not a clean MRI & resuming throwing the next day
Dismissed from the Doctor’s office – Players I am giving up on Danny Salazar The first report of problems came in February when it was divulged that Salazar experienced shoulder pain in January. He has progressed as planned through a throwing program but has only increased his pitch-count to 20
Victor Robles – Non-Throwing Elbow Injury The video of Robles injury is hard to watch for some. For now, all we know is that he suffered a subluxation (popped out then popped back in) to his left, non-throwing elbow. He didn’t suffer a fracture, but that’s not always good news: