Every baseball season, there are injuries around the league. Some are so bad that a few can never rebound and make the same impact as they did before—i.e. Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets, who has now been forced to change positions due to injury.
Depending on the situation, whether it's Tommy John surgery, a shoulder operation, elbow tendinitis or a broken foot, baseball is a very tough sport to recover in. This can be due to the fact that "Americas pastime," puts a high demand on muscles that aren't used in everyday life.
Not to mention that those muscles and ligaments are used in an unusual fashion.
The throwing motion, for one, is a prime example of overuse of certain shoulder and arm muscles.
With constant force on the knee joints, whether it be getting in a fielding position or moving side to side, the ligaments eventually began to fall apart like tread on a tire.
Baseball players bodies' are like tires. They can ride great when they're fresh and new, however, once they start to wear down from the overuse, bad things can happen.
Now that the steroid era has come and gone—at least it looks that way—more superstars are coming up with injuries. Why? Because of the constant grind on their rubber-like bodies.
A few players may never be the same again this season.
So who are they?