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Week 8 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: 5 Replacements For 1B Jose Abreu

Top 5 Replacements For 1B Jose Abreu

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This morning the fantasy world woke up to the news that Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu was placed on the 15-day DL with an ankle injury. The injury unfortunately leaves several owners without an everyday option at first. To help you fill the hole, here are five of the best replacements for Abreu to find on the waiver wire.

5. C.J. Cron, Los Angeles Angels

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5. C.J. Cron, Los Angeles Angels

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Cron was called up when Mark Trumbo was placed on the DL earlier this month and the youngster has looked very impressive so far. He has a .342 batting average and has also clubbed two homers through his first 13 MLB games. Cron has displayed some serious pop, so give him a look in leagues with 10-plus owners.

4. Adam Lind, Toronto Blue Jays

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4. Adam Lind, Toronto Blue Jays

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Since coming back from the DL, Lind has been on an absolute tear. The veteran is hitting .300 in nine games this month, including one homer and three doubles. Lind can be a very serviceable fantasy option over the next couple weeks and the slugger will instantly fill in for Abreu.

3. Casey McGehee, Miami Marlins

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3. Casey McGehee, Miami Marlins

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McGehee continues to fly under the radar this season, but the veteran has already drove in 28 runs to go along with an impressive .289 batting average. McGehee has emerged as a legitimate starting infielder, and even though he plays third base in Miami, the 31-year-old will still qualify at first in nearly every format. He won't be a long-term solution, but he can certainly be a serviceable replacement for Abreu in the short-term.

2. James Loney, Tampa Bay Rays

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2. James Loney, Tampa Bay Rays

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Loney continues to be the most underrated first baseman in all of fantasy. He currently has a robust .305 batting average and the veteran has already drove in 25 runs. Loney will never hit over 30 home runs, but he will always have an average sitting around .300. Don't sleep on Loney if you are looking for a first baseman, because the veteran will be able to carry his weight.

1. Justin Smoak, Seattle Mariners

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1. Justin Smoak, Seattle Mariners

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After a bit of a cold streak, Smoak is starting to heat up again. In the last seven games, the Smoak Monster has clubbed two homers and one double. Smoak will be able to add the occasional long ball for fantasy owners and he will be one of the best part-time solutions for any Abreu owner.