Angels' Hamilton not quite ready
Last we checked, Josh Hamilton was going to spend a weekend rehabbing in the minors, and return to the lineup today against the Mariners. Yeah ... not so much. Hamilton jammed his injured left thumb on Thursday night, and hasn't played since. The Angels are saying that they hope Hamilton can be ready by late in their series in Seattle - which ends Thursday - or "at the latest" in Oakland over the weekend. If you own Hamilton in a weekly league, keep him benched for one more week if you can.
On to the rest of the news:
Tough weekend for the Red Sox, who lost OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) and 1B Mike Napoli (finger) to the DL. Deep leaguers can consider Mike Carp, who is expected to get most of Napoli's playing time. In other Sox' news, SS Stephen Drew is apparently about a week away from activation.
Streaming starters: Edwin Jackson got pummeled on Friday, Ryan Vogelsong pitched great on Saturday, and Mike Leake was solid in a loss on Sunday; we're 35-20 for the season. Today's pick is Brandon McCarthy (owned in 2.9 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) versus the Padres, while Tuesday's selection is Jon Niese (21.8 percent owned) against the Pirates.
Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado will miss at least 4-6 weeks with a broken left middle finger. Charlie Culberson, who has shown a decent power/speed skillset in the minors, started in Arenado's place on both Saturday and Sunday. Take a look at Culberson, NL-only owners.
Orioles' news: Catcher Nick Hundley was acquired from the Padres, and should get a decent amount of playing time until/if Matt Wieters returns. Also, 1B Chris Davis is expected to miss one more game while on paternity leave; figure that he'll play Tuesday.
With 3B Cody Asche (hamstring) on the DL, the Phillies might call up prospect Maikel Franco as soon as today. The 21-year-old Franco showed big power in the minors last year, but he has just four home runs this season at Triple A. He's probably not ready.
The Twins are expected to reactivate OFs Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia today. I wish I knew if Arcia's wrist was back to full strength, but if he shows any power at all in the near future, I'll be picking him up wherever I can.
See you back here tomorrow morning.