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Can Wells, Damon stay healthy all year?

Some injury-prone veterans currently on pace to play 150-plus games

Updated: June 25, 2009, 12:10 PM ET
By Brendan Roberts | ESPN.com

I'm not sure we can appreciate how taxing 155-plus major league baseball games -- plus workouts, spring-training games and in some cases playoff games -- can be on the body.

That's a lot of slides and dives, a lot of mighty cuts and lunges, a lot of full-out running on cold or wet outfields or basepaths, a lot of days playing in extreme heat with little airflow on the field, a lot of all-out throws, a lot of foul balls and hit-by-pitches and ground balls off wrists, a lot of playing ...

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