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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY FALLOUT: ERVIN SANTANA DOWN 10-12 WEEKS DUE TO FINGER SURGERY

Well you can chalk up the first extended fantasy baseball injury impact for the 2018 season after it was learned on Tuesday that Minnesota Twins ace starter Ervin Santana will miss the next 10-12 weeks after undergoing surgery on the middle finger of his pitching hand.  The surgery was classified as a debridement and the absence will likely keep Santana out until the end of April or the beginning of May.  This is a decent loss considering Santana was excellent in 2017 in pitching to a 3.28 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and having won 16 games despite not getting drafted in many fantasy baseball leagues.  There was some BABIP luck for sure here which will adjust itself for 2018 but Santana has always seemed to carve out useful campaigns on a year-to-year basis.  For now though, knock Santana down a few pegs in your cheat sheets and only draft as an SP 5 given the injury. 


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