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Chris Archer underwent surgery to relieve symptoms of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome on Tuesday. He will miss the 2020 season. (Source: Pittsburgh Pirates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Archer is projected to return for the 2021 season. The news comes as a surprise as there was nothing reported this off-season about Archer dealing with any physical concerns. The 31-year-old pitcher also has an $11 million team option for 2021. Archer will miss the 2020 season and should only be retained in dynasty-league formats.


Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery in the near future, according to a report from ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Syndergaard had an up-and-down year in 2019 but still struck out 202 batters over 197 2/3 innings, and many analysts expected him to bounce back in a big way in 2020. Instead, he becomes the latest top-level starting pitcher to hit the shelf for Tommy John surgery, joining the likes of Luis Severino and Chris Sale. Syndergaard is now out for all of this season and at least the beginning of 2021, and the Mets will likely turn to a rotation of Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman, Rick Porcello, Steven Matz, Michael Wacha to start 2020.


Red Sox ace Chris Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced on Thursday. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is the news that everyone was afraid of, and it is something that Sale and the Red Sox were trying to avoid since last summer. Sale will now miss the entire 2020 season (whenever it starts) and likely the beginning of the 2021 season. In 2019, Sale struck out 218 batters over 147 1/3 innings with a 4.40 ERA.


Major League Baseball has officially suspended spring training in response to the growing concern surrounding the coronavirus. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Furthermore, the start of the regular season will be delayed at least two weeks. The league will continue to monitor things to see when the best time to resume is. This obviously has a major impact on fantasy baseball leagues. We have officially entered uncharted territory in this regard.


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