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Brian
Rudd
May 23, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Kevin Youkilis (3B, BOS) was activated from the disabled list, got the start at first base, and homered in his first game back. Following a disappointing, injury-plagued 2011 season, he was off to a very slow start before hurting his back. In a small sample of 64 at-bats, Youkilis had seen his contact rate dip to 69% and his walk rate to 7%, and his uncharacteristically low 0.25 Eye had led to a .219 batting average. He was also lacking in the power department, as with a 20% fly ball rate, he had just a 91 PX and two home runs.
Jock
Thompson
May 22, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Neftali Feliz has a frayed elbow ligament—and an equally poor 2012 outlook. Also, Middlebrooks and Bourjos get new life due to injuries, WAS looks like the latest closer committee, and more ...
Kristopher
Olson
May 21, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
How things have changed in St. Louis. Just a week ago, we were writing about the Cardinals perhaps having nowhere to play Allen Craig, and now Lance Berkman has joined him on the sidelines. Also out: the A's Brandon McCarthy. Who will fill these voids? In one case at least, a top prospect...
Jock
Thompson
May 20, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Sean Marshall hasn't been bad, but per CIN Mgr Dusty Baker, Aroldis Chapman has been better. Gaby Sanchez demotion, Bonifacio injury shuffle MIA PT, and more ...
Thomas
Kephart
May 19, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Geovany Soto (C, CHC) was placed on the 15-day DL Friday with a torn left meniscus. He will have arthroscopic knee surgery and is likely to miss 3-6 weeks. Wellington Castillo (C, CHC), an April callup, will assume regular catching duties until backup Steve Clevenger's (C, CHC) likely late-May return from a strained oblique. Career minor-leaguer Blake Lalli (C, CHC), profiled in Callups, was added to the roster as Castillo's temporary backup.
Brent
Hershey
May 18, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
After another successful PQS-DOM start on Tuesday, Jordan Lyles (RHP, HOU) will remain the Astros rotation for time being, the club announced. Lyles had a spot start in April (also a PQS-DOM) and had sprinted out to a 5-0, 3.49 ERA start with a 4.0 Cmd in Triple-A before his May 15 callup.
Harold
Nichols
May 17, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Alex Presley (OF, PIT) entered the season as a popular sleeper in many fantasy leagues after a mini-breakout campaign in 2011, but he hit only .220 in his first 118 AB. He has especially struggled over the past three weeks, going only three for 44 since April 29. His problems have been largely of his own making, as he's given back all of the skills growth that fueled last season's breakout.
Brian
Rudd
May 16, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Rafael Soriano (RHP, NYY) successfully converted a save opportunity May 10, when David Robertson (RHP, NYY) was unavailable after pitching the previous two days. Robertson was still expected to get the next opportunity, but Soriano got the call in the ninth on May 14, and again got the job done. As it turns out, Robertson was unavailable then as well, due to a strained oblique that is expected to sideline him for about three weeks. Those who have stashed Soriano away could be rewarded, as he is in line for saves now, and there's no guarantee Robertson reclaims the job when healthy.
Jock
Thompson
May 15, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Matt Kemp and Juan Uribe land on the DL in LA, as rumors put Dee Gordon's job in question. A fractured fibula shelves Jeff Niemann, Stauffer returns to SD, more ...
Kristopher
Olson
May 14, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Yet another closer has been deposed, this time in Oakland, where the team is also dealing with an injury to its starting center fielder. Meanwhile, over in the National League, the Mets may be mulling a similar change, while a catcher has suffered a season-ending knee injury.
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