Spring training means a fresh start for every player in Major League Baseball, but it doesn’t erase the question marks attached to those coming off of injuries.
Several stars missed valuable time last season with a wide variety of injuries, stretching from torn ACLs to sitting out while recovering from Tommy John surgery. The biggest question surrounding these players is how they’ll bounce back.
With some suffering from major injuries within the last couple of months—or year, in a few instances—there’s no guarantee that the players will return to form. Aggravating a past injury is always something to keep an eye on and missing considerable time could end a career for some players.
That being said, here’s a look at players who may not be as healthy as they could be to start the 2013 season with an update on how each of them is doing.