Found January 08, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
As the offseason has progressed, we've seen some of the bigger names come off the free agent board.  However, there are still some well-known players out there who battled injuries that have certainly affected their offseason standing.  These players are still un-signed and available for the right team - but some may be a risk. This is not an all-inclusive list of free agents who suffered through injuries in 2012, but it does hit on some key players. Travis Hafner Luke Scott Aubrey Huff Carlos Lee Jason Bartlett Jim Thome Scott Rolen Freddy Sanchez Grady Sizemore Roy Oswalt Roy Oswalt is an interesting name on this list.  By conventional wisdom, he should still have a couple solid years left in the tank.  He is only 35 years old.  However, injuries may have got the best of him.  He started the 2012 season late with the Texas Rangers and he struggled mightily. Jim Thome has been insisting he is not retiring, but he has yet to land himself a new team.  Thome has proven he can still be productive if he can stay healthy.  When he was available last season, Thome hit .252/.344/.442. The list above includes players who can help some franchises in need.  However, most teams are looking for investments they can bank on.  They don't want risks.  Whether it be due to age or injury or a combination of both, each of the above players has been limited in their free agency discussions this season. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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