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Magglio, Sheets hit DL; year of the thumb

Updated: July 28, 2010, 12:11 PM ET
By Stephania Bell

Some say it's the year of the pitcher. I say it's the year of the thumb.

We seem to have a trending injury every year. While a review of recent injury patterns does not support the notion that there are any statistically significant differences from one year to the next, it always feels like there is some "hot" injury in any given season. This season is no different and the hot spot is the thumb.

Sure, there have been the usual array of injuries involving the ulnar ...

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