FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

LIKE THE FANTASY SPORTS BOSS ON FACEBOOOK

Sunday, April 21, 2019

2019 FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY WATCH: AARON JUDGE (OBLIQUE) OUT AT LEAST A MONTH

Is there anyone left healthy enough to play this game?  The injury blotter went into overdrive on Sunday morning as a slew of prime fantasy baseball hitters hit the IL with various injuries or differing degrees.  The most important of those was Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge who suffered a significant oblique injury on Saturday according to an update Sunday morning from manager Aaron Boone and he figures to miss AT LEAST a month and likely more given the fickle nature of the ailment.  Given how massive a power hitter Judge is, his loss is a monstrous one and also given how many Yankees are on the IL (up to 14 at last count), streaming pitchers versus their listless lineup is not the worst idea in the world.

On a related front, the Tampa Bay Rays placed emerging outfielder Austin Meadows on the IL Sunday with a right thumb sprain.  The timing is unfortunate since Meadows has been one of the best hitters in baseball the first month of the season in showcasing a five-tool game but his absence figures to depend on what the results are after he visits a hand specialist. 

Finally, Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Mike Moustakas suffered a fracture to the top of his ring finger but won't need an IL stint as of yet.  The team will try to see how Moustakas can operate with the fracture before making any IL call but all in all, it looks to be a minor situation for the slugger. 


No comments:

Post a Comment