Sunday, April 03, 2005

Fantasy Update #1

The season starts tonight and I've already got two injured players, which to those who don't follow my team would seem exceptional, but is actually pretty normal for my fantasy teams.

Here are the reports:

1. Juan Gonzalez, Indians (who would have guessed he'd get hurt?)
Mar 31 In a stunning development, Juan Gonzalez couldn't even make it to Opening Day before landing on the DL. The Indians placed the right fielder on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday because of his strained right hamstring and recalled Grady Sizemore to take his place on the roster. "The silver lining is we'll get to see Grady play on this club and get Juan back healthy and strong," Indians general manager Mark Shapiro told the Associated Press. "At this point we've committed to him, so if he's healthy and the hamstring is fine, he's coming back."

2. Joe Borowski, Cubs
Apr 1 X-rays taken on Thursday revealed that Borowski is recovering quicker than expected, and there is a chance he could begin throwing as early as mid-April, instead of May 1, as had been estimated originally. The Cubs' righthander has been sidelined since suffering a hairline non-displaced fracture in his right ulna when he was hit by a comebacker in a Cactus League outing last Monday. He will begin the regular season on the 15-day disabled list.

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