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Fantasy Baseball Injury Updates: Evan Phillips, Blake Snell, Grayson Rodriguez

Fantasy Baseball Injury Updates: Evan Phillips, Blake Snell, Grayson Rodriguez

During football season, people complain about how many injuries there are, but those people don’t follow fantasy baseball. Tracking fantasy baseball injuries is a full-time task because we have players going on and off the injured list (IL) all season. It’s a frustrating aspect of fantasy baseball, but it does allow you to feast on the waiver wire and trade market to capitalize on some of these moves.

With that in mind, let’s dive into the fantasy baseball injury updates for this week.

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Evan Phillips (RP – LAD)

It’s strange to have a closer here, but Evan Phillips is potentially the best closing option in the game right now. The good news is that his injury is minor, suffering a Grade 1 hamstring strain. There’s some thought he could return when first eligible on Monday, doing some mound work yesterday. If he gets in a bullpen session and some batting practice over the next few days, we could see Phillips back in action next week without a rehab assignment.

Blake Snell (SP – SF)

Blake Snell was unbelievable in his most recent rehab start. He threw four perfect innings a few days ago and is on tap to make one more rehab start this weekend. As long as he gets to 60-70 pitches, Snell should be ready to return to San Fran next week. This is one of the best buy-low opportunities out there because this is the reigning Cy Young winner.

Grayson Rodriguez (SP – BAL)

Seeing Grayson Rodriguez land on the IL with a shoulder issue was terrifying, but it’s clearly a maintenance issue. The young ace got through a 30-pitch bullpen session over the weekend and is looking to get his pitch count to 50-60 in a bullpen session sometime this week. There’s even some speculation he could return this weekend, but that would be a best-case scenario. In any case, Rodriguez should be back by next weekend.

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