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June 3, 2014

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What Makes Position Players Injury Prone?

by Robert Arthur


Even though wounded pitchers get all the attention (and rightfully so, in the case of Jose Fernandez’ Tommy John tragedy), position players get injured too. Just this week, the Rockies lost Nolan Arenado because of a finger fracture, the Yankees were deprived of Mark Teixeira on account of his persistent wrist problems, and the Mariners missed a few games of Robinson Cano. The absence of Jose Abreu, brief as it was, was surely no less painful on a per-game basis than the injuries of Patrick Corbin or Jarrod Parker.

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