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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Injuries Devastate Owners Before Playoffs Start

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The fantasy baseball playoffs started on Monday night in most leagues. Unfortunately, there were a huge number of injuries to surface right before the week started.

New York Mets 3B David Wright hurt his back on Sunday, and even though he wasn’t having a particularly strong season, his injury left owned unsure about his status this week. Hopefully he returns to the lineup on Tuesday, but it still remains to be seen. If Wright does miss time this week, it would be next to impossible to replace him at the very last minute.

The fantasy community also received news that Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish will miss the remainder of the season late last week. He was placed on the disabled list two weeks ago with an elbow injury, but the  Rangers have no need to rush back their franchise pitcher since they are the worst team in all of baseball. Unfortunately, Darvish’s injury leaves several fantasy owners without the ace of their rotation.

Even the Oakland Athletics have had their share of injuries, The team placed C John Jaso and All-Star closer Sean Doolittle on the DL the day before the playoffs started. Now, Jaso has only had value in deeper leagues this season, but Doolittle has emerged as one of the best closers in fantasy. Doolittle’s loss will also be unforgivable this postseason.

These injuries will be very difficult to overcome throughout the postseason and will leave several fantasy owners with a sour taste in their mouth.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.