Injuries will always happen. They are inevitable, especially over the course of a long baseball season. But for some reason, it seems as though more big names than usual have suffered injuries during spring training. For whatever reason (WBC, too much spring training, or bad luck), 2009 spring training has been especially rough on the injury front.
So I decided to field the best team I could with all of the players who have suffered injuries from both spring training and the WBC. This star-studded roster is one that I would definitely go to war with...the names on this team are incredible. For the sake of the MLB, let's hope these guys make a full recovery.
Back issues, causing Twins fans to panic.
Miraculously, he was the only first baseman of note to suffer an injury...weird!
Abdominal injury in WBC...says injury is minor.
Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee...might miss two to three weeks.
Hip surgery...likely out six to 10 weeks...A-Rod circus returns in May.
Trouble with left hamstring...probably out a few days.
Lower leg problems...might miss the beginning of the season or start in the minors.
Tweaked rib cage...hopefully not serious.
Strained side muscle...will miss rest of WBC.
Left elbow issues...briefly caused Mets fans to panic...stay healthy!
Left elbow issues...causing Phillies fans' hearts to race...insists injury is minor.
Likely to start the season on DL with elbow troubles.
Sore elbow, likely to start season on DL.
Shoulder surgery, out for the season.
Sprained ligament in his elbow...will miss a month.
Discomfort in right shoulder...shut down.
Shoulder soreness in WBC...might be out for opening day.
I don't know about you, but I think this team would win 100 games easily...as long as they remain healthy.