Word is that Pablo Sandoval has a broken hamate bone in his hand, and it will probably require surgery. Looks like he will hit the DL. Another story out today is that Ryan Zimmerman saw another doctor and apparently he isn’t feeling any better. Longoria had a similar injury as Zimmerman and has been out since the 2nd game of the season, so I expect Zimmerman to miss another week or two for sure. Those of you with Longoria coming back can activate him for Tuesday. If you need emergency replacements once Pablo hits the DL here you go:
Juan Uribe- Plays multiple positions and has homered in the last 3 games he has started in. He just returned from injury and seems to be healthy now. Casey Blake is out with staph infection so he should be in the lineup every day for the foreseeable future.
Danny Valencia- Has the ability to get multiple hits any game and hit for power. He’s slowly been heating up and I expect him to break through sometime soon. Hopefully its once you pick him up.
Mark Reynolds- He will kill your average, sure, but he has massive power that hasn’t really started yet this season. When he starts hitting HR’s a lot will come at once.
Alberto Callaspo- Should get you hits and give you a decent average to make up for Pablo’s loss. He can hit a HR once in awhile too. He is also eligible at 2B and plays everyday.
Jonathan Herrera- Make him your last option. He gets some hits in a good park and for a good offense. He can steal you some bases too.
Hopefully Pablo isn’t out long. Injuries are not fun. Believe it or not, in my 3 leagues that I am in, my 3B’s are Longoria, Zimmerman, and Sandoval. Even The Fantasy God can’t escape the injury bug. We will get through it together.