The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. (groin) will miss the remainder of the season with a strained groin.
The 37-year-old Griffey has had a great season, hitting .277 with 30 home runs, 93 RBI and 78 runs. However, this is just one of a long string of injuries that have plagued Griffey during his career.
Fantasy managers in one-year leagues or redraft leagues can safely drop Griffey from their lineups, as he will not play again this season.
Replacing Griffey in the Reds' starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 20, was outfielder Buck Coats. Coats, who has four hits in 27 career at-bats, is not worthy of fantasy consideration.
Some outfielders likely worth picking up in Griffey's place are Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth and Houston Astros outfielder Josh Anderson. Both are finishing out the season hot and could provide a nice boost for the fantasy playoffs.
Werth has 10 hits, 10 RBI, eight runs and three stolen bases over his last 10 games. He is available in roughly 98 percent of leagues polled.
Anderson is scorching-hot, with 13 hits, five RBI and five runs over his last six games. He is available in approximately 99 percent of leagues polled.
About Andrew Stewart
Andrew Stewart has been a Hot off the Wire Analyst for KFFL since 2007.
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