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MLB Injury Report 2023 | How Injuries Affect Baseball Betting

Last Updated: Jun 1, 2023

Injuries can decide the difference between winning or losing a bet, so it is vital to stay current on the latest news from MLB.

In addition, MLB injuries have a wide-reaching impact on fantasy baseball, impacting not only the player on the injured list but also the indirect players who may benefit from the player’s absence.

Track the latest major league baseball injuries for the 2024 season using The Game Day’s MLB Injury Report below.

MLB Injury Report 2024

Here are current injuries that may impact MLB betting. Be sure to stay current by checking The Game Day’s injury page regularly.

How MLB Injuries Affect Baseball Betting

Injuries can have a massive impact on MLB betting, both in terms of a noticeable shift in odds or an indirect surge of value.

Injuries that are well-known ahead of time will likely be baked into posted betting odds by the sportsbook. However, if an injury is not well known to the masses, it could create a false sense of value for those in the dark.

On the other hand, if a key player is injured close to game time or while live odds are posted, there is a window of opportunity to find value before oddsmakers can adjust to the new landscape.

It is essential to stay current on sports injuries to make the best decisions possible for your betting investments.

How MLB Injuries Affect Fantasy Baseball

When injuries occur in baseball, the obvious fallout is how the news may directly impact the injured player. In addition, fantasy baseball managers want to know how long the player will be out and how the injury may affect the player’s long-term performance.

However, the indirect impact of a player’s injury is just as significant.

If a starting pitcher goes down, who is going to replace them? If a closer goes down, who is going to receive save chances? If an outfielder goes down, who is going to receive those at-bats?

These critical questions end up impacting fantasy baseball more significantly than the player who was injured.

It is vital to stay current on baseball injuries to gain an edge over your league mates in fantasy leagues.

Author

Matt Williams

Matt Williams is the Lead MLB Editor for The Game Day, formerly of The Athletic and NBC Sports. Matt is the former host of the Turn Two Podcast and champion of both Tout Wars and the Kings Classic fantasy expert leagues. He has been nominated for an FSWA award and is known for his analytical breakdown threads on Twitter.

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