This was one of the more popular and most-heavily requested features last year. With the recent injury to Freddy Galvis, the latest of many, it’s time to break out the first injury chart of 2012.
|Name||DL||Injury||$/Game||$ to Date||Cost|
|Ryan Howard*||58||Ruptured L Achillies||$123,457||$7,160,506||$7,160,506|
|Chase Utley*||58||L patellar chondromalacia||$94,358||$5,472,764||$5,472,764|
|Cliff Lee||19||L oblique strain||$132,716||$7,697,528||$2,521,604|
|Roy Halladay*||9||R latissimus dorsi||$123,457||$7,160,506||$1,111,113|
|Jim Thome||36||Lower back strain||$7,716||$447,528||$277,776|
|Laynce Nix*||26||Lower L calf strain||$7,099||$411,742||$184,574|
|Michael Martinez*||58||R foot fourth metatarsal||$3,003||$174,174||$174,174|
|Placido Polanco||4||L knee contusion
L ankle sprain
L finger laceration
|Michael Stutes*||42||R rotator cuff||$2,994||$173,652||$125,748|
|David Herndon*||35||R elbow inflammation||$3,056||$177,248||$106,960|
|Jose Contreras*||6||R flexor pronator||$15,432||$895,056||$92,592|
|Carlos Ruiz||4||R thigh strain
L wrist sprain
|Hunter Pence||1||L shoulder contusion||$64,198||$3,723,484||$64,198|
|Vance Worley||19||R elbow inflammation||$3,056||$177,248||$58,064|
|Ty Wigginton||1||Shoulder soreness||$24,691||$1,432,078||$24,691|
|Chad Qualls||2||R heel soreness||$7,099||$411,742||$14,198|
* on disabled list
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As expected, Howard and Utley lead the way as they are two of the team’s more expensive players ($20 million and $15.3 million, respectively) and have yet to play a game in 2012. Lee and Halladay are the other two players who have cost the Phillies over $1 million through June 6. The data illustrates the risk of assigning large sums of money to aging, injury-prone players. GM Ruben Amaro’s gambling hasn’t paid off yet this season.
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