Teixeira had the same sort of injury, strained oblique, and look how long he was out for. Nothing to kill a team by a long shot, but it should be a definate consideration in a weekly league of plugging someone else in.
beef wrote:Any other opinions? Would you start him in your head to head points based weekly league?
If I had the option to start another Catcher I would. If Javy plays this week, he likely won't play every day and even if he does, his bat may not be up to speed. This type of injury is likely to affect his swing for another week or so.
That's a tougher decision, for sure. I'd go with Estrada at home for three games vs. San Diego. But it's a tough call, Johnson will be in Montreal facing some weak pitching. Either one is a better option than Lopez this week.