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Rotowire: Aug 18 / 1:53p ET
News: Saunders (knee) will miss the remainder of the season, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Saunders' recovery from knee inflammation has gone at a glacial pace, and manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that there simply is not enough time for him to make it back to the big leagues this season. The 28-year-old went 6-for-31 in his abbreviated 2015 campaign and should be dropped in all one-year leagues.
Rotowire: Jul 24 / 5:04p ET
News: Saunders (knee) has started to increase his activity but is still "nowhere near a return," Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports. Manager John Gibbons said Friday, "I wouldn't expect to see him before September."
Impact: Gibbons' statement gives owners all they need to know about Saunders' progression. Knee inflammation has kept Saunders on the shelf since May with his timetable being pushed back a number of times. Saunders should be ignored in most formats until he starts out on a rehab assignment.