Jimmy Rollins is the latest star player to join the ranks of the fantasy worthless.
He suffered a “grade 2 calf strain.” The fact they have grades for something like a pulled muscle is almost comical to me. Almost as comical as Rollins getting hurt during warmups, when players are supposed to be stretching so they don’t get hurt.
That’s more ironical than comical, I guess… Great, now I’m rambling… And using words like ironical. Rollins will have an MRI on the calf today. We’ll know more after that.
Elsewhere around baseball on Monday:
Aaron Hill — Officially DLed for 15 days. Mike McCoy and John McDonald will fill in until Hill is back.
Brian Roberts — Made the DL, too. It’s the in thing right now for second basemen — oh, hai Ian Kinsler reference. Roberts also had an epidural shot into his herniated disk. Roberts and his saucy .138 batting average won’t be eligible to return from the DL until April 25. Don’t expect him to meet that timetable.
Jayson Werth — Left Monday’s game early with soreness in his left hip. Coach Charlie Manuel later said it was a precautionary move. Before you ask, yes this whole list could be filled with injury news. I’ll try not to do that to you…
Logan Morrison — I know you like the prospects, too. Morrison, one of the Marlins top prospects, was a single short of the cycle for the Marlins AAA team on Monday. He’s a first baseman who appears to be ready. Gabby Sanchez, the clock is ticking. Chris Coghlan got the call to the majors in the second week of May in 2009.
Buster Posey — We’ll stay with the prospects. Posey had his fourth consecutive multi-hit game and banged his first homer in triple-A on Sunday. He’s not going to bust in as long as Bengie Molina’s hitting like he did Monday.
Jose Lopez — Moved into the cleanup spot for the Mariners. Milton Bradley was dropped to sixth. It’s doubtful this move is permanent, but Lopez gets an RBI bump as long as he stays in that prime lineup spot.
Ryan Howard — MLB.com reports that Howard has worked with Barry Bonds. It’s working. He’s only struck out four times, but is hitting .357 with four runs, three doubles, a triple, two homers and 10 RBIs. Steroid garbage aside, Bonds was a great hitter and could make a great hitting coach/adviser.
Derrek Lee — X-rays were negative on his inflamed right thumb. He was 2-for-3 with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base before he left the game Monday.
Brad Lidge — Allowed a run in one inning against triple-A batters on Monday. While that’s a marked improvement over his last game, it’s still 9.00-ERA material. Dude should be making fools out of 1-A hitters.
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