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February 1, 2008 12:00 am

UTK Wrap: Kickoff

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Will Carroll

The debut of Will's weekly injury wrapup.

Welcome to the first Under The Knife Wrap of the season. My regular injury column, Under The Knife, is something you might already be familiar with, but what is this "Wrap?" Each Friday at both BaseballProspectus.com and at SI.com, I'll be taking a look back at the week's injuries to tell you what's going on with your team, your players, and the game of baseball, because aside from talent, nothing makes or breaks a team's hopes for a pennant than its health. If you want to hang a number on it, get a lot of zeroes ready: MLB has spent over a billion dollars over the past five years on players who have been on the DL rather than on the field. Frustrated when your team can't find the money to re-sign a player or bring in that one free agent that would put them over the top? Last season, eleven teams lost more than $15 million to player time spent on DL.

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