Now that the calendar officially says Spring has begun, Spring Training injuries start to get more and more important. Injuries early in camp have time to heal and players still have time to catch up, injuries occurring now can linger into the regular season and rehab can eat into a player’s important playing time leading up to Opening Day. Here’s a look at some of the biggest injury news of the week:

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With another week of Spring Training behind us, teams are starting to ramp up efforts to decide who wins positional battles, spots in the starting rotation, seats on the bench, and roles in the bullpen. There were no huge injuries this week, but as always, a few nicks and cuts here and there which could end up costing a guy a starting job or a key spot on a team.

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All baseball fans cringe when they hear a pitcher is visiting Dr. James Andrews. Dr. Andrews has made his name synonymous with Tommy John Surgery, a procedure to repair the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the elbow joint. While a marvel of modern medicine in that it allows pitchers to return to the mound eventually whereas they would previously have had to call it a career, Tommy John Surgery still comes with a 12-18 month recovery period…

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