Heavy reinforcements

Originally Published: June 1, 2004
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

In another month, the trade talk will begin in earnest and deals will be made that reshape the pennant races.

Until then, teams have to be content with what they have. For a handful of teams, however, there will be reinforcements coming from what they haven't had -- players on the disabled list returning from injury.

These players cost nothing in terms of personnel and require no stretching of payroll, yet have the ability to dramatically impact the races. In some cases, they may eliminate ...

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