Brewers' Gomez accepts suspension
Brewers OF Carlos Gomez, who wasn't expected to play on Wednesday due to back tightness, decided to accept a three-game suspension from an April brawl with the Pirates. Gomez, who had been appealing the suspension, will miss the Brewers' Thursday and Friday games, and probably return to the lineup on Saturday. I guess if he was going to be out for a game or two anyway, taking the punishment now was the smart thing.
On to the rest of the news:
Streaming starters: Brandon McCarthy's strong Wednesday outing raised our record to 27-17 for the season; I think he might be worth a pickup in all formats. Today's pick is Phil Hughes (owned in 10.9 percent of FOXSports.com leagues), while Friday's selection is our pal Jose Quintana (13.7 percent owned) at Houston.
The Yankees-Mets game tonight will feature a Chase Whitley-Jacob deGrom pitching matchup. Subway Series fever - catch it!
Speaking of the Yankees ... TANAKA!!! Seriously, one reader sent me a tweet last night saying he wanted to trade for Tanaka, and this couldn't be more of a "buy high" situation. Dealing for him now would cost an arm, a leg and possibly some major organs.
Rays SP Alex Cobb (oblique) had a solid Wednesday bullpen session, and is still targeting a May 22 return from the DL.
Hey, have you noticed that Astros' rookie OF George Springer (15.3 percent owned) has three homers in his last seven games?
The Astros say that slugging 1B Jonathan Singleton (12 HR, 1.030 OPS at Triple A) is "on deck" for a promotion, whatever that means.
Reds SP Tony Cingrani (shoulder) could come off the DL as soon as Sunday.
The Pirates will probably decide today if OF Starling Marte (back) is headed for the DL.
See? We told you that 2B Kolten Wong would be back with the Cardinals soon.
See you back here tomorrow morning.