Huge health issues to watch closely

Mauer, Hamels and A-Rod among the list of players on disabled list to begin season

Originally Published: April 9, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

It isn't always the best team that wins the World Series. It's the healthiest.

We think it was Branch Rickey who said that. But possibly Dr. Jonas Salk. Or maybe even our grandmother.

But whatever, we know it's true. So with that in mind, here are five huge health stories we'd advise you to watch verrrrry closely in April:


Joe Mauer The prognosis: As we wrote last month, this is one of the most baffling baseball "injuries" in a long time. It ...

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