Fantasy Baseball Injury Updates 5/11/10

May 11, 2010

The Twins placed shortstop J.J. Hardy on the DL retroactive to May 5th because of a bruised wrist. Hardy was hitting .250 with 11 runs, 3 HRs, and 11 RBIs. Replacements could be slim thanks to the recent Furcal and Escobar injuries. The replacements I would try for (in order):


1.  Mike Aviles
2. Orlando Cabrera
3.  Cliff Pennington 
4.  Ian Desmond
5.  Juan Uribe
6.  Starlin Castro
7.  Cristian Guzman


In other news Carlos Beltran has been cleared to do some light jogging. Rotoworld is predicting a mid-June return. In shallow leagues he could be floating in waivers. If so, grab him. In deeper leagues you could try to make a play for him, especially if his owner is struggling. It’s a high risk/high reward proposition.


Quick Hits:
- Josh Beckett will have his next start pushed back.
- Ryan Braun is day-to-day after getting hit on the elbow
- Jacoby Ellsbury should start a rehab assignment this week.
- A stiff elbow caused Brad Lidge to be held out of Monday’s Phillies game.
-Huston Street should also begin a rehab assignment this week

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