My back hurts. Make it feel better, interwebs.
It’s a rough year for second basemen in my fantasy leagues.
Baltimore’s Brian Roberts, my second baseman from last year’s team and currently on two of my rosters, went on the DL Monday with a strained abdominal muscle and a herniated disk that’s plagued him since spring training. He joins Ian Kinsler, the Rangers’ second baseman, who started the season on the DL with a sprained ankle.
Here’s the question with early-season DL players: do you wait it out and hope they return in productive form, or cut your losses and try to pick up someone else?
With Kinsler, the decision was easy. He’s quite valuable, and his injury isn’t major and probably won’t be chronic. I’ll wait for his return and hope that my replacement, Scott Sizemore, is as promising as I think he is.