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10 MLB Players Who Can’t Seem to Stay Healthy in 2014

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2014 MLB Injuries: 10 Players Who Just Can’t Stay Healthy

Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
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Injuries are part of every MLB season. However, with Tommy John surgery essentially becoming an epidemic, combined with other various injuries, the disabled list is as full as ever across professional baseball. This list of 10 players who can’t seem to stay healthy in 2014 would make for a great “All-DL Team".

10. Josh Johnson, San Diego Padres

Josh Johnson, San Diego Padres
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10. Josh Johnson, San Diego Padres

Josh Johnson, San Diego Padres
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You have to feel for this guy. Still only 30 years old, Johnson was a bona fide ace when healthy. However, after having his second career Tommy John surgery in 2014, Johnson has pitched over 200 innings just once in MLB.

9. Wil Myers, Tampa Bay Rays

Wil Myers, Tampa Bay Rays
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9. Wil Myers, Tampa Bay Rays

Wil Myers, Tampa Bay Rays
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Fresh off Rookie of the Year honors in 2013, hopes were high for Myers entering this season. However, he struggled out the gate with a .227 AVG in 53 games, and to make matters worse, he suffered a stress fracture in his right wrist on May 30. His return date is still to be determined.

8. Carl Crawford, Los Angeles Dodgers

Carl Crawford, Los Angeles Dodgers
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8. Carl Crawford, Los Angeles Dodgers

Carl Crawford, Los Angeles Dodgers
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Ever since he signed his $ 100 million deal with the Boston Red Sox, Crawford has not been able to play a full season. This season is no different, as he is not even guaranteed a starting spot in the crowded Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfield upon his return.

7. Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies

Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies
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7. Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies

Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies
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Gonzalez got off to a rather pedestrian start in 2014, and his injury was most likely the reason why. He had a small tumor removed from his left index finger on June 10 and is looking at a return sometime in July.

6. Mark Trumbo, Arizona Diamondbacks

Mark Trumbo, Arizona Diamondbacks
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6. Mark Trumbo, Arizona Diamondbacks

Mark Trumbo, Arizona Diamondbacks
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Through the first 21 games, the Arizona Diamondbacks were feeling extremely pleased with their acquisition of Mark Trumbo. With his seven HRs and 19 RBIs, Trumbo was among the league leaders. However, after suffering a stress fracture in his left foot, his timetable to return is still very cloudy.

5. Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins

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5. Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins

Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins
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Another victim of Mr. Tommy John. Fernandez began the 2014 season destined to be in the running for the NL Cy Young with his dominating stuff. Still only 21 years old, Fernandez should be ready to go at some point in 2015.

4. CC Sabathia, New York Yankees

CC Sabathia, New York Yankees
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4. CC Sabathia, New York Yankees

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There were already questions about his diminished velocity and the fact that Sabathia himself essentially declared that he would have to reinvent himself as a pitcher. Now the issues reside on Sabathia’s right knee, and there is still no concrete date for his return.

3. Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies

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3. Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies

Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies
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Lee is dealing with an elbow strain, and while he has resumed throwing, there is no timetable for his return. Lee is the one guy on this list who would benefit to get healthy as quickly as possible, as he will be a heavy target at the trade deadline.

2. Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers

Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers
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2. Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers

Prince Fielder, Texas Rangers
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This was possibly the worst-case scenario for the Texas Rangers after losing Fielder in one of his only remaining prime years, and still having to pay $ 144 million over the next six years.

1. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
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1. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
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With all the hype surrounding him since he entered the league in 2012, the times that Harper has been on the DL is alarming. This season is no different as he is dealing with a torn ligament in his left thumb. It looks like he will be able to return in July, but that is far from a certainty.