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Sunday, April 24, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY FALLOUT: TRAINWRECK DAY FOR CARLOS CARRASCO, ALEX RODRIGUEZ SUNDAY

In Biblical terms, Sunday has always been considered a day of rest.  Fantasy baseball is no different when it comes to this belief as scores of big-name players often take a seat on Sunday in order to recharge the batteries in the endless season.  No doubt the fantasy baseball owners of Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco and New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez wished they could turn back the clock and plant both of their players on the bench prior to Sunday's games as both guys pulled up lame before their outings were through.  For Carrasco, he apparently suffered what could be a serious hamstring injury when he tried to cover first base during the third inning of his outing on Sunday.  Carrasco was in serious pain and could put no weight on his leg which means we could be looking at a Grade 3 strain which of course is the worst case scenario.  A grade 3 could sideline Carrasco for two months so this is a very crucial diagnosis.  This is also a potentially HUGE loss for Carrasco's fantasy baseball owners which includes yours truly.  Going back to the second half of 2014, Carrasc was pitching like he was ready to become a firm fantasy baseball ace who pushed past the hallowed 200-K level.  Carrasco was off to a very good start again in 2016 and so his loss could be tremendous.  Meanwhile Rodriguez has been simply awful this season as he is barely hitting over .100 before he suffered what is believed to be an oblique strain during Sunday's game.  An oblique is an automatic DL situation which is making a brutal season even worse for Rodriguez who looks completely shot despite coming off a shockingly good 32-homer campaign in 2015.   Cut Rodriguez loose in all formats as he is not worth waiting on one bit.  Meanwhile stay tuned on Carrasco.  This could be very bad for his owners. 

 

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