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Injuries-a-go-go: Justin Morneau


By Dave

Justin Morneau hurt his head and is now officially on the
DL. The move is retroactive to July 8 but Morneau’s injury trail is retroactive
to 2005. And just because you can’t replace a guy who is hitting .345 with 18
homers and 56 RBIs doesn’t mean you can’t try.

Pickup possibilities:

Casey Kotchman – Hitting .400 (12-for-30) with
four homers and seven RBIs in last 10 games. That’s the good news. The not good
news is that Justin Smoak started over him last night and that the chances of
Kotchman replicating those numbers even without Smoak hovering around him are

Travis Ishikawa – Wiretap favorite, Ishikawa has
hit safely in eight of his last 10 games, batting  .375 (12-for-32) with a home run and 11 RBIs
in that span. Remember Crystal Clear Pepsi? That was awesome. Remember Crystal
Clear Gravy? Also awesome. Remember Ishikawa socking nine homers with 49 runs
scored and 39 RBIs in 300 at-bats as a starter last season? Also , also awesome.

Chris Davis – You knew this already. See — here’s proof. Just ignore that whole paragraph on Wieters, k? Good. 

Justin Smoak? – Worth monitoring but let’s see a
pulse before we press click, k?

Matt Wieters also landed on the DL yesterday. This is
actually good news since having him in your lineup everyday was likely hurting
you more than just leaving that roster blank. If only now you are tracking down
a replacement and ignored the Carlos Santana, Buster Posey, Miguel Olivo and
anyone-not-named-Matt-Wieters gravy train, then your team has probably been out
of contention and you probably aren’t reading this right now.