It’s every player’s dream to perform on Major League Baseball’s biggest stage in October.  However, the grueling grind of the 162-game schedule can take its toll on even the most fine-tuned athletes.

There are several important cogs who were essential to their team’s ascension into the postseason this year who will be limited or miss the playoffs due to injuries.

While the Phillies have evolved from an injury-decimated unit to the hottest team in baseball, teams like the Twins and Braves are limping into the postseason with key players hobbled or out entirely.

Let’s take a look at who is out and who might try to pull their best Kirk Gibson or Curt Schilling impersonations to capture playoff glory on a hobbled frame.

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