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Thursday, March 22, 2012

FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY FALLOUT: MIKE MORSE, CHRIS CARPENTER

Let's jump right in and get to the fallouts from the latest big name fantasy baseball injuries.

-Mike Morse will now officially begin the 2012 season on the DL as he continues to deal with soreness in his lat muscle.  Morse originally hurt the lat over three weeks ago and manager Davey Johnson said he received an injection in the area recently to help the healing.  Either way Morse is clearly not ready to start the season and so the DL stint is necessary.  No doubt this is a big loss for his fantasy baseball owners as Morse is one of the most underrated hitters in the game as a guy who can club close to 30 home runs with near a .300 average.  Those are better numbers that what a Matt Holliday can supply these days and the Cardinals outfielder is going about two rounds earlier.  Be that as it may, this is not a disastrous thing with Morse as he should be back within two weeks once the season begins and thus will be able to have his customary season if all breaks right.

-In more pressing injury news, Cards SP Chris Carpenter has had a major setback with his neck injury and is now almost certain to begin the year on the DL.  After earlier testing revealed no structural issues, its now looking like Carpenter might have aggravated things and as a result could have some nerve issues going on there.  Little has been said from the Cardinals about how long he could be out but this one could be awhile.  Hope you listened to me when I told you to avoid him like your in-laws.

-Nationals closer Drew Storen is headed into the worry column with continued discomfort in his biceps area.  This is the third time Storen has reported discomfort there and even though Johnson said its not a big concern yet, this is something to watch closely.  Any absence for Storen will mean Tyler Clippard moved up to the hot seat to start the season.

There you have it.  Check back for more injury news as it happens.

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