Vogelsong’s back is hurt, Wilson is on a restricted schedule, Freddy won’t throw to first and Timmy has sat out practices.
This time of year can make it very easy to panic. Injuries that would be overlooked during the season will shelf a guy for weeks. At the same time, we learn about issues that could plague players throughout the season.
The big question is what’s a legitimate worry and what should be shrugged off. Lincecum’s back looks to be normal soreness from shaking off the rust, but Vogelsong’s strain may well be the sort of injury that persists throughout the year, in itself and as secondary injuries that come from compensating.
Wilson seems to be just a precautionary measure, but given his history of injuries you have to wonder. Not only is he prone to getting hurt, but his work ethic has also lead him to make small injuries much worse.
In this case, it might be better for the team to make a mountain out of a mole hill. All injuries should be treated as serious issues at this point and, doomers be damned, guys should shut things down even if it means not being at top shape in early April.