SPECULATOR: Hidden injuries, 2023

Sure, Lourdes Gurriel isn't a massive power hitter, but zero home runs in over 200 plate appearances to end the 2022 season? C'mon. Something is up.2

Roughly six weeks later, it was revealed that Gurriel had surgery on that same wrist, which led us to this write-up in the 2023 Baseball Forecaster:

October news that he underwent wrist surgery was an "Aha!" moment for those of us who had spent all year wondering where his power had gone. Didn't muster a single HR after July 1. Another reminder...


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