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On draft day, owners tend to stay far, far away from injured players, treating them like vile, roster-spot killing creatures of the night.
Once the light switch of the season gets flicked on, though, rehabbing veterans on their way back suddenly morph into appealing, wish-I-had-him-now commodities.
The key here is to target players who A) should be able to return to their previous productive selves and B) are expected to come back soon.
You might be tempted to reach out to Brandon Beachy's owner and offer a warm body for the Braves' right-hander who's recovering from elbow ligament replacement surgery, but there's plenty of risk in taking on a player who who is coming off a major procedure and who won't even be able to help you for a few months.
Instead, give a shout to the owner with David Ortiz or Brian McCann idling in his DL spot. While it can be tricky to steal a quality hitter who's only a few weeks away, especially if the owner is counting on said player, it's also possible the owner either has grown tired of waiting or simply needs to fill out the active roster with someone who can help right now.
Like maybe one of those players mentioned on the first slide.
Got any more players to trade away or trade for? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @JayCat11.