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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY FALLOUT: DEE GORDON PLACED ON DL WITH FRACTURED TOE

It has been a bad week to be a toe across Major League Baseball.  Just days after New York Mets outfielder Juan Lagares was lost for the remainder of the season due to suffering a torn plate in a toe, Seattle Mariners outfielder Dee Gordon was placed on the DL Tuesday with a fracture in his big right toe.  The move was backdated to May 21 but don't count on seeing Gordon until sometime in late June or early July.  His loss is a significant one as Gordon commanded a premium price tag at the 2018 fantasy baseball draft table as the premier stolen base weapon in the game but unlike Billy Hamilton, he is not a one trick pony since he can hit .300-plus and score a ton of runs out of the leadoff spot.  Gordon was doing just that as he was hitting .304 with 25 runs scored and 16 steals going into the injury but reaching 60 again in the latter category is going to be a chore given all the missed games.  As far as replacing Gordon's speed is concerned, start with looking to see if Travis Jankowski is available and then work your way through Jarrod Dyson and other steal specialists. 


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