2011 Fantasy Baseball: Week 18 Injury Report

Another week, another update

Another week of baseball, another week of injury updates. Take a look at some big names that may or may not be able to help your fantasy cause for this week.

1B, Paul Konerko/Chicago White Sox: After being hit by a pitch on his left calf during Sunday’s game, Paul Konerko was removed from the lineup and given the rest of the day off. After X-rays were taken, only a bruise was revealed. Consider the injury minor and expect to see Pauli back in the White Sox lineup on Monday, at home, against the New York Yankees; a series in which Ozzie Guillen will most assuredly want Konerko to be a part of.

OF, Lance Berkman/St. Louis Cardinals: Berkman returned to the Cardinals lineup in a big way on Sunday night after missing the last four games with a sore shoulder; he went 1 for 4, hitting a three-run homer. It looks safe to roll him this week.

OF, Denard Span/Minnesota Twins: Out with a concussion since June 7th, Denard Span is finally ready to make his return with the Twins on Tuesday against the Angels. He was hitting .294 before he went down, so it will be interesting to see if he can pick up right where he left off with the hot bat, or if he will need a little time at first to regain his comfort level back up at the plate.    

OF, Carlos Gonzalez/Colorado Rockies: Cargo has been sidelined with a hurt wrist and is eligible to come off the 15-day DL on August 6th. He’s scheduled to take batting practice before Monday’s game against Philadelphia, so he should be returning to fantasy owners shortly. He’ll most likely serve a short rehab assignment before rejoining the major league ball club by this weekend.

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