Commentary

Ranking the spring's impact injuries

Cardinals, Orioles and Phillies are among the teams that will be most affected

Updated: March 29, 2011, 1:50 PM ET
By Dan Szymborski | Baseball Think Factory
McClellanDoug Murray/Icon SMIKyle McClellan had a nice spring, but he will not come close to matching Adam Wainwright's production.

After a winter of tinkering with lineups and bolstering rotations, many teams face the prospect of scrambling for Plan B before the season even starts, thanks to unwanted preseason injuries. Some of these injuries are nothing more than standard bumps in the road that teams expect to encounter over the course of the season, but a handful of March surprises can be expected to have a real impact on teams' bottom lines. So that leaves us with the following question: Which injuries so far have had the greatest impact? Here's a ranking of those that will have the most impact.