MLB's Walking Wounded: Top 10 Stars Who Will Start the 2011 Season on the DL

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MLB's Walking Wounded: Top 10 Stars Who Will Start the 2011 Season on the DL
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While it seems inevitable that injuries occur in Major League Baseball, there have been quite a few players who have become the walking wounded already.

With just three weeks to go until Opening Day, many general managers are already busy on the phones, trying to come up with backup plans and alternative solutions in order to compensate for the loss of their star players.

While some of the injuries may just be for the short term, others are much more serious and have much more far-reaching solutions. Some of the teams involved can get by with a bench player, while others will be frantically searching for a longer-term suitable replacement.

In either event, it’s certainly a lousy way to start a season, especially when that injured player may have been a key piece of the lineup.

Bleacher Report will rank the top 10 stars who have suffered injuries thus far during spring training, and we will gauge the importance of that player’s loss for each team.

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