MLB: Key Players Injured Around the League

Michael MedearisCorrespondent IApril 20, 2008

With the end of the first month closing in, there are already a lot of key injuries for some teams around the league.

First there is Alfonso Soriano, who was placed on the 15-day-disabled list, when he injured his calf on a play in left field.  

With him out and Pie struggling the cubs were looking into acquiring Coco Crisp from  the Red Sox, until he recently went down with an injury as well.  

Tom Glavine was put on the disabled list for the first time in his 22-year career.  After leaving a game in Washington after six innings with a strained right hamstring.

Phillies' short stop Jimmy Rollins is also head to the disabled list for the first time in his eight year career.  Rollins has been battling a high left ankle sprain that has not seen any improvement. 

Then Yankees' third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, left today's game in Baltimore in the sixth inning.  A-Rod who had struck out and doubled home a run in two at bats, reached on a fielders choice in the sixth.  While Hideki Matsui was batting, Rodriguez appeared to feel some discomfort in his right leg.

After taking his lead off of first base, A-Rod called time out to fix his right leg a couple of times.  One pitch later he called the trainer out of the Yankee's dugout.

The decision was made to remove A-Rod from the game for a pinch runner.  Rodriguez is listed as day-to-day with a strained right quad.

So many key injuries for these clubs so early could play a pivotal role in what happens with these teams early in the season.  They could even trigger these teams to make some key moves early on in the season