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Thursday, February 25, 2016

2016 FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY FALLOUT: BRETT GARDNER STILL DEALING WITH SORE WRIST FROM LAST OCTOBER

Some disturbing news came out of New York Yankees camp on Thursday when it was revealed that outfielder Brett Gardner still is feeling soreness and some pain in the same wrist that gave him trouble late in the 2015 season and in the wild card game versus the Houston Astros.  Gardner's numbers nosedived sharply during the second half of last season after a very impressive first half and a lot of the blame centered on the wrist.  While there has been no suggestion that Gardner could miss some time to begin the season, this is more than a minor issue given how poorly he hit when the issue first cropped up last summer.  Gardner is aging a bit at 32 and has grown increasingly injury-prone along the way.  In fact Gardner has been a first half hero/second half zero for two straight seasons which is something that has to be weighed if you are interested in making an investment here.  In addition, Gardner has changed as a player in terms of no longer being anywhere near his old 40-steal ability while at the same time adding power with an increasing home run rate.  Be that as it may, Gardner is a volatile investment based on the wrist and for the fact he won't be helping you when you need the guy the most to help clinch a league title. 

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