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Fatigue factor

Will grind of long season catch up to emerging hitters like Kinsler, Reynolds?

Updated: July 23, 2009, 3:58 PM ET
By Brendan Roberts | ESPN.com

When we talk about fatigue and overuse, why is it we rarely talk about hitters?

You know: The guys who swing with a lot of torque several times a day; dive after ground balls or fly balls; run hard in a single direction without focusing on where they're running (because they're mostly watching the ball) or run full speed while also turning; get hit, sometimes on bones or joints, by 90 mph fastballs; play in extreme heat or cold, rainy weather … the guys who play every ...

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