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Daily Collateral Damage Reports - Injuries and what effect they will have.

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Daily Collateral Damage Reports - Injuries and what effect they will have.

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July 5, 2012 5:00 am

Collateral Damage Daily: Thursday, July 5

7

Corey Dawkins

The Marlins hope that Carlos Lee will be able to help the offense out, since a couple stars are ailing.

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July 3, 2012 5:00 am

Collateral Damage Daily: Tuesday, July 3

1

Corey Dawkins

Mike Trout's finger looks okay, but it's another reminder to not slide head-first into bases.

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September 28, 2011 5:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: A Night in the Life of Team Entropy

11

Jay Jaffe

The playoff races have been de-zombified, and Team Entropy was on the prowl, looking for meaningful baseball going into the final game.

Welcome to Team Entropy! Grab a seat on the couch, and here, have a beer. You've been invited to this party because after almost exactly six months and 160 games of regular-season baseball, you've suspended the need to root for a specific team and are working for the greater good, more interested in maximizing the amount of end-of-season chaos the remaining schedule can produce. The amount of season, even, if it comes to a 163rd game—or two.

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June 17, 2011 9:00 am

Collateral Damage: Kneed to Know

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Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

Darwin Barney and Allen Craig succumb to knee problems, Brandon Lyon takes one step closer to season-ending surgery, and Eduardo Sanchez strains a shoulder.

Darwin Barney, CHN (Left knee PCL sprain)
Headfirst slides are more dangerous than feetfirst slides, especially at home plate, but they are necessary at times in order to avoid a tag. As Barney slid headfirst to score the winning run on Monday night, he landed on his left knee and tried to push off it at the same time to avoid a tag. While he was successful in scoring the run, he also felt his leg go numb.

Barney finished the game, but he woke up the next day with a very sore knee. After consulting with the Cubs’ medical staff, he was sent for an MRI, which confirmed the Grade I posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury. Barney was subsequently placed on the 15-day disabled list.


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March 9, 2010 12:39 pm

Under The Knife: Spring Injury Roundup

28

Will Carroll

Jose Reyes' thyroid condition does not appear to be serious, but Joe Nathan could be facing surgery.

It's the first UTK of the season. Normally, I do these on Fridays during spring training, but there was just too much misinformation out there on a couple of these cases to wait for the end of the week. I'm excited about another season—my ninth!—of doing UTK, a run that will cross the 1,000-column mark sometime in May. As always, I'm trying to be better at it, to get you the information you want in a readable, understandable way. To help, I'm making a few changes. My continued quest for a quick way to put an expected return date shifts now to what you'll see below. After the player's name, you'll see the condition and the ERD. The ERD is a very, very, very rough guess, based on the best information at the time. It's designed to be more of a "quick look" than a definitive time frame, so it will change from day to day if the information has changed or if a team gives better guidance. I think having the condition readily available will help as well for those of you that just skim UTK.

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May 15, 2003 12:00 am

Under The Knife: I Also Carry a Small Snake

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Will Carroll

I swear I'll quit talking about Moneyball at some point, but I honestly think it's the Ball Four of my generation. It's really that good. Anyway, I spoke with a friend yesterday who works in baseball, and he said something that absolutely stuck with me: "The whole book is an indictment of what we see." And that includes injuries too--perception and accepted wisdom are sometimes tough to fight. Something as simple as sliding is a good test. You'll remember a couple weeks ago, I came across some research that showed head-first slides had a lesser rate of injury and an equivalent level of severity than feet-first slides. Again, what our eyes tell us is different. Tonight we have two players in key defensive positions--guys that scouts would almost universally have "great hands"--injuring their best, perhaps only, tools by sliding headfirst.

Anyway, I spoke with a friend yesterday who works in baseball, and he said something that absolutely stuck with me: "The whole book is an indictment of what we see." And that includes injuries too--perception and accepted wisdom are sometimes tough to fight.

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March 6, 2003 12:00 am

Under The Knife: Slides and Risks

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Will Carroll

Fernando Vina: Buff Bagwell impersonator or innocent second base collision victim? Roy Oswalt: Cy Young candidate or huge injury risk? And your jumble word of the day is IDKCYA.

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