By Max Zelenko on June 12, 2014
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 3, 2015 by Jason Fletcher
The 2015 MLB Draft is more like a crap shoot compared to the NFL and NBA drafts. Which five players are most likely to be the next Mike Trout or Bryce Harper? Read More
June 3, 2015 by David Miller
While it might seem like a good idea for the struggling Milwaukee Brewers to trade outfielder Carlos Gomez, it would be a mistake to move him just yet. Read More
June 3, 2015 by Mike Gibson
No organization is more open to change than the Philadelphia Phillies, and among the rumors surrounding the team are some external trades will lead to internal changes. Read More
June 3, 2015 by Brad Berreman
Minnesota Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe has been a huge part of the team's early success this year, and he should be an American League All-Star. Read More
June 3, 2015 by Samantha Riley
The Oakland Athletics will most likely be sellers come the trade deadline, but prized infield utility man Ben Zobrist should not be on the market. Read More
June 3, 2015 by Brandon Laass
Atlanta Braves' Shelby Miller has been the best pitcher in baseball all season long and has broken out into a budding superstar. Read More
June 2, 2015 by Jonathan Thompson
The on-base streak of St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday ended Tuesday, but his impact will continue to propel the team. Read More
June 2, 2015 by Tim Letcher
Heading into the 2015 season, there was no doubt who the Cincinnati Reds were counting on to be their ace. Read More