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Latest Injury News

Ryon Healy, who was acquired by the Mariners this offseason, underwent surgery to remove a bone spur in his hand, according to Ryan Divish. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. (Source: Ryan Divish on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Healy showed major power potential last year, hitting 25 home runs in just 149 games with the A's. His status as a cheap source of power remains, though he'll likely miss most or all of spring training. With that news, it's safer to plan on five months of production, rather than six, for Healy this season, but he can still be considered as a bench piece late in drafts.

Ervin Santana underwent capsular release/debridement surgery on the MCP joint of his middle finger today. He is expected to be out 10-12 weeks. (Source: Mike Berardino on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The timeline means that Santana should likely be back sometime in late-April, which obviously puts a damper on his fantasy prospects. Santana had been bothered by his right hand toward the end of last season, but opted not to have surgery in favor of an injection that obviously didn't work. There's no reason to expect the injury to linger once Santana returns, but he's nothing more than a very late-round pick now.

Jimmy Nelson (shoulder) is expected to return around June from a partially torn right labrum. (Source: Adam McCalvy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Two weeks ago it was reported that Nelson was progressing ahead of schedule, so it sounds like his recovery is going well. Nelson could make for a nice DL stash going into 2018.

Yasmany Tomas had a procedure to clean up scar tissue in the same area where he had core surgery in August. (Source: Steve Gilbert on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tomas played only 47 games in 2017, as he was hindered by multiple injuries. He finished the season batting .241 with eight home runs. He is owed $10 million next year, so he will likely be expected to start again in the outfield for the D-backs.

Zach Britton ruptured his Achilles working out in California on Tuesday. He is expected to be out at least six months. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a devastating injury for the Orioles, as their once vaunted bullpen has now become a question mark. Britton should return this season but it's unclear whether he will become the closer on his return. Absent another move, Brad Brach should take over as the closer, where he did well last year, to start the season.