Spring training is a time of hope and there is no more hopeful thing than a comeback. Players show up in Florida or Arizona after a major injury and a lost season searching for redemption alongside health. For some, they'll find it in the sun, feeling their legs back under them or their fastball popping the glove.
It will be a bigger struggle for some of these players. They'll spend as much time in the training room as they will the back fields. They'll have setbacks and existential crises, while the front office tries to figure out how to back them up or whether to send them on their way. Baseball can be a cruel sport.
At the end of the road for each of these players is a different result. Some might end up back in October, some might be headed to a new contract, and others could be forced to figure out what comes next. Let's take a look at the biggest comebacks as we head towards the 2013 MLB season: