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MLB Players Spent 80 Years on the Disabled List in 2013, Collectively

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Contrary to popular belief, football isn’t the only major sport destroying the bodies of its players.

Major League Baseball (MLB) is taking precautions to limit various types of player injuries, which amounted to a collective 29,094 days spent on the disabled list last season. In a controversial decision this December, the league announced plans to ban “the most egregious” collisions at home plate, in an effort to stem off concussions and other brain and head injuries

MLB data reveals that that the lion’s share of injuries went to pitchers in 2013. For pitchers, the major problem spots were, predictably, the elbow, shoulder and forearm, while position players were troubled by knee and hamstring injuries. Read more…

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