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Brian
Rudd
April 25, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
[FREE] After leaving the April 23 game following a collision with the outfield wall, Jason Bay (OF, NYM) has landed on the disabled list with a non-displaced rib fracture. Also, after a fourth straight rough start, Jair Jurrjens (RHP, ATL) was demoted to Triple-A, which means Randall Delgado (RHP, ATL) will remain in the rotation when Tim Hudson returns.
Jock
Thompson
April 24, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
After a terrific March, Francisco Liriano is killing his fantasy owners again in April. MIN will attempt to keep him rotation-worthy, but your decision may differ. Kyle Blanks is shelved again, and more ...
Kristopher
Olson
April 23, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Cliff Lee... Daniel Hudson... Sergio Santos... Greg Holland... What do these pitchers have in common? A little downtime in their immediate future. But who will benefit from their absences?
Christopher
Mallonee
April 22, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Marlon Byrd (OF, BOS) was traded to the Red Sox on April 21st for a team ravaged by injuries to their outfield. What can BOS expect from Byrd and who gets the PT left in CHI? Also, Michael Pineda (RHP, NYY) was shut down after just 15 pitches in his first rehab start. What does this mean for the his chances of cracking the rotation this season with Andy Pettitte (LHP, NYY) close to returning.?
Thomas
Kephart
April 21, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
B.J. Upton (OF, TAM) returned to action Friday, activated from the DL following a lengthy minor-league rehab assignment. Upton has been sidelined with back soreness resulting from a mid-March Grapefruit League OF collision with teammate Desmond Jennings. It is unclear whether Upton's running game, a significant component of his value, will be limited by the injury.
Brent
Hershey
April 20, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Juan Cruz (RHP, PIT) saved consecutive games on Tuesday and Wednesday as the Pirates took two out of three games from the Diamondbacks. With closer Joel Hanrahan (RHP, PIT) out for a second game with a tight right hamstring, Cruz stepped in and fired his sixth straight scoreless outing to begin the season.
Harold
Nichols
April 19, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Mark Melancon (RHP, BOS) lived a nightmare against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night, allowing a walk, a double, and three home runs without recording an out. For the season, Melancon has now allowed 11 ER in only two innings, for a 49.50 ERA. He has taken two losses and was removed from the set-up role in the season's first week. Melancon has options remaining, and on Wednesday he was sent to AAA-Pawtucket in an effort to let him straighten out his mechanics and clear his head. How does his demotion affect the Red Sox pen?
Brian
Rudd
April 18, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
After spending Opening Day on the bench, Juan Pierre (OF, PHI) has since started five of the six games in which the Phillies have faced a right-handed starting pitcher. Just two years ago, Pierre swiped 68 bases and had an SBO of 43%, though those numbers dipped dramatically last year. He was successful on just 27 of his 44 stolen base attempts (61%), and had a 27% SBO. It's unrealistic to expect a full rebound for Pierre, now 34 years old, but he could still be a strong speed source, and has already stolen two bases this year.
Jock
Thompson
April 17, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Matt Carpenter collected 7 hits and 7 RBI vs. the Cubs in three games this past weekend. He'll likely be on the bench when Lance Berkman returns Tuesday, but keep an eye on him ...
Kristopher
Olson
April 16, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
The Giants have been in this position before, but not quite for so long of a stretch: needing to find a fill-in for closer Brian Wilson, who is expected to miss the rest of the season. Late last season, Santiago Casilla answered the call, converting six of seven saves. But might the team do something different this time around?
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