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With over 20 games played, we’re certainly only in the beginning part of the baseball season. But to the dismay of many fans, and managers around the league, there have already been some big injuries that are impacting teams. And as always, the thought of losing a star player for an extended period of time has fans a bit worried.
While baseball is one of the sports where the athletes don’t make contact with one another often, the potential for serious injuries still exist. Professional athletes and younger players coming up should be sure to have an individual health insurance plan in place to help cover surgeries and rehab.
Two Big-Name Injuries
One of the most widely-recognizable injuries thus far in the season is a big one. Star third baseman Evan Longoria, of the Tampa Bay Rays, will be out for four to eight weeks.
Initially described as soreness behind the knee, an MRI revealed a partially torn left hamstring. The three-time All-Star was placed on the 15-day disabled list...
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Although he’s currently on the 60-day DL after tearing the ACL in his right knee while chasing down a foul pop fly on May 2 and may miss the entire season, Milwaukee Brewers infielder Mat Gamel at least has retained his sense of humor. With crutches in tow, Gamel was out for dinner at a [...]
The Tampa Bay Rays have already had the depth of their lineup severely tested, playing without center fielder B.J. Upton the first two weeks of the season and losing third baseman Evan Longoria for two months. Thus, they felt relieved with word that the knee injury sustained by left fielder Desmond Jennings was minor and should only sideline him a few days. Jennings sustained...
It would be easy for the Milwaukee Brewers to collectively say "woe is us," especially after a nine-game trip in which three players went on the disabled list, including two with severe knee injuries that likely will end their seasons. First baseman Mat Gamel and shortstop Alex Gonzalez both were lost with freak yet major knee injuries, only five days apart. Outfielder...
Every contender thinks that they have the perfect team at the beginning of the season. Now we’re into May and teams are surprised to learn that their team may not be as balanced as they once thought. Thus, the trade rumor mill starts a churnin’. Everyone wants to know what the Boston Red Sox are going to do to try and turn their season around, or what Tampa Bay’s plan is to...
By Eric Luchetti and Jase Bandelow
1 Rays 19-10 2
The Rays survived their first week with Evan Longoria (torn left hamstring) on the DL against the Mariners and As but things will get a bit tougher this week as they travel to the Bronx and Baltimore.
2 Rangers 19-10 -1
The Rangers stumbled for the first time this season, winning just two games against the...