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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY FALLOUT HIP FLEXOR STRAIN COULD LAND JOSE ABREU ON DL

When it rains it pours for Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu.  Already struggling with the bat coming into Wednesday's day game against the Kansas City Royals, Abreu was forced out early with what the team later diagnosed as a hip flexor strain.  Often hip flexor strains end up being a disabled list deal and Abreu being placed there would add another layer to his tough start to 2017.  His bat has been noticeably silent this season so far as he went into the Royals game with a .233 average and somehow had yet to hit a home run in 77 at-bats.  This from a guy who has hit 36, 30, and 25 homers his first three years in the majors.  I did an earlier piece on Abreu a week or so ago where I reminded his owners that he struggled like this last April as well before having a huge second half that salvaged his numbers.  That very setup was in place again before the injury and so Abreu represented a nice buy low target.  Even if he lands on the DL, I would still try and steal Abreu away given his consistency.  For now though, a tough start just got that much more difficult.


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