Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: The All-Scar Team

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: The All-Scar Team

This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Injury Report series.

Nine years ago I started selecting my MLB All-Scar teams as a way to retroactively look at the most impactful injuries of the season at the All-Star break. When last year's All-Star game was canceled the All-Scar distinctions were shelved too. Well I can happily report the All-Scar honors are back for their 10th anniversary with some noteworthy players making up the roster.

*Sidenote: Ironically the traditional gift for a 10th anniversary is something made of tin to resemble strength and durability.

CATCHER

AL: Mitch Garver

The Twins backstop suffered a few bumps and bruises, including a knee contusion, before suffering a particularly painful injury. Garver suffered a left "groin contusion" that required surgery to repair and has not played since early June. He, reportedly, is nearing a rehab assignment, but his prolonged absence was impactful.

NL: Travis d'Arnaud

The veteran catcher had emerged as a top option in a shallow position after a bounce-back campaign with the Braves. Unfortunately, injuries have once again become an issue, as he has played just 23 games due to a ligament tear in his thumb. The injury required surgery and will likely keep him out for at least four more weeks.

FIRST BASE

ALJosh Naylor

American League first baseman have been remarkably healthy, which is why I had to get creative with this one. Naylor had made 15 starts at first base for Cleveland before he suffered a gruesome leg injury. The collision with teammate Ernie Clement left Naylor with multiple

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Jeff Stotts
Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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