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Fantasy Baseball Injury Updates: Gerrit Cole, Kodai Senga, Max Scherzer

Fantasy Baseball Injury Updates: Gerrit Cole, Kodai Senga, Max Scherzer

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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Gerrit Cole (SP – NYY)

We’re finally getting some serious progress from the Cy Young winner. Gerrit Cole had to rest for the opening month of the year due to an elbow issue, but he’s been throwing multiple times a week over the last month. He got up to 36 pitches in a bullpen session on Tuesday and is not far from a rehab assignment. It’ll likely take Cole at least three rehab starts to get ready for the Yanks, but a June return looks realistic.

Max Scherzer (SP – TEX)

Max Scherzer was supposed to be back by now, but a thumb issue halted his rehab. The former Cy Young winner missed the opening month due to back surgery, but some thumb inflammation has kept him immobile for the last week. He resumed some light throwing on Wednesday but will have to build up again and resume his rehab assignment. We expect Cole and Scherzer to be back around the same time.

Kodai Senga (SP – NYM)

It’s good news that we have Kodai Senga in this section. He’s been out for the whole year with a shoulder issue but threw 32 pitches in a bullpen session over the weekend. They are working on some mechanical flaws from the injury, but we expect him to resume another bullpen session sometime over the next week. We’d guess that Senga is a month away from a return.

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