An ailing and suspended Carlos Gomez will be out of the lineup until Saturday.
Fantasy Jedi Carlos Gomez is batting .290 with nine home runs, 21 RBI, 27 runs and seven stolen bases this season.
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By John Halpin
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.
CC Sabathia's knee is worse than originally thought, but he still could come off the DL after the 15-day minimum. "Degenerative" is a scary-sounding word, isn't it?
Streaming starters: Brandon McCarthy'sstrong 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.
FYI, the Padres and Reds will play a doubleheader today with a 12:35 p.m. ET start, and there are a total of four afternoon games, so set your lineups early.
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.