Well, the injuries are starting to add up. But while BJ Upton and Reid Brignac may still be able to go on opening day, it is looking more and more like Sam Fuld will not. According to Marc Topkin of TampaBay.com, Fuld will see a doctor “with surgery likely.” [TampaBay.com]
[Update] Fuld will get a second opinion on his wrist. But if he does have surgery, there is a good chance he will miss most if not all of the season (via Roger Mooney).
“If I went the surgery route, I don’t know the time table, but I think I will be back at some point (this season).”
If Fuld does start the season on the Disabled List (which seems likely at this point even without surgery), look for Brandon Guyer to make the opening day roster. Another possibility is Jesus Feliciano who has received a lot of playing time this spring at all three outfield spots. However, with Flash Jennings able to play center field, it is less important for the fourth outfielder to be able to play that position.