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Todd FrazierCWS - 3B
News: Frazier did not participate in any drills Wednesday due to soreness in his left side, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. (Feb 22 11:37a)
Impact: Fraizer's initial thought is that it's an oblique strain, and he decided to approach things very cautiously given the extended length of spring training this season. Despite the setback, the White Sox seem to be fairly unconcerned about the issue. They predict that Frazier will be able to return to action in a day or two, so consider the third baseman day-to-day for the time being. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:37a ET)
Overall Rank: 92 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 80.5 % Owned: 96.8
Josh DonaldsonTor - 3B
News: Donaldson (calf) announced on Sunday that he expects to miss two or three weeks of spring training due to his recent calf strain, John Lott of The Athletic reports. (Feb 19 8:53a)
Impact: Donaldson tweaked his calf while running on Friday, but the general perception around camp was that the injury wasn't too serious. The Blue Jays will likely take a very cautious approach to the injury, and that could explain the two to three week timetable. It appears that Donaldson expects to be ready for Opening Day, but the situation is worth monitoring. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:53a ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 96.0 % Owned: 100.0
Josh DonaldsonTor - 3B
News: Donaldson was diagnosed with a strained right calf Saturday. (Feb 18 1:25p)
Impact: He felt a small tweak in his calf earlier Saturday, and although the Blue Jays were never really worried, he was sent for a precautionary MRI. He dealt with a similar injury at the beginning of last year and didn't miss any time due to it, and it seems the same will be true this time around. He'll be treated and evaluated daily, but he's expected to be ready to start the season. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:25p ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 96.0 % Owned: 100.0
Max ScherzerWas - SP
News: Scherzer (knuckle) would not commit to being ready for Opening Day, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports. (Feb 16 9:57a)
Impact: The stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger is healed, but he is still experiencing symptoms. Scherzer played catch Thursday and has already been throwing tennis and lacrosse balls this winter, but only moved up to throwing a baseball this week. Cautious owners may want to downgrade the Nationals' ace ever so slightly until we get a more positive report on his status for the start of the season. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:57a ET)
Overall Rank: 13 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 99.4 % Owned: 100.0
Todd FrazierCWS - 3B
News: Frazier recently underwent an MRI on a finger on his left hand and will undergo a follow-up MRI on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. (Jan 25 10:04a)
Impact: Apparently, the finger issue popped up during the final days of the 2016 campaign and he aggravated the injury when he resumed offseason workouts. He is currently wearing a splint on the finger. The White Sox expect Frazier to resume hitting by mid-February and be a full-go by the time camp officially starts, but this will be something to monitor in the months ahead. Frazier reached 40 homers last season but his average fell to a career-low .225 (.236 BABIP). (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:04a ET)
Overall Rank: 92 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 80.5 % Owned: 96.8
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