Foot fracture for Trumbo
Diamondbacks OF Mark Trumbo has a stress fracture in his left foot, and will get a second opinion in the next day or two. After last night's game, D-backs' manager Kirk Gibson said, "I don't have a timetable for you ... I'm sure it'll be extended."
Fantasy owners looking to replace Trumbo's power have some widely available options, such as Michael Morse (owned in 28.8 percent of FOXSports.com leagues), Mark Reynolds (8.9 percent owned) and Mike Olt (0.7 percent owned). Sure, there are others, but you should be able to grab one of those three in standard mixed leagues. If you have questions about anyone else, send me a tweet (@jhalpin37).
On to the rest of the news:
From Baseball Reference: "Jeff Samardzija is the only pitcher in the last 100 yrs to go 7+ IP and allow 2 ER or fewer in his 1st 5 GS of a season and not earn a win." Samardzija has a 1.53 ERA - talk about bad luck.
Streaming starters: Nathan Eovaldi had another strong start, raising our record to 14-9 for the season and dramatically increasing the chances that this blog will try to legally adopt him soon. The weekend picks - I won't be here tomorrow - are Jose Quintana (17.6 percent owned) at Detroit tonight; Rick Porcello (27.8 percent owned) at Minnesota on Friday; Dan Straily (17.8 percent owned) at Houston on Saturday; and Dillon Gee (22.6 percent owned) versus the Marlins on Sunday.
I think I'd look to sell high on Rangers SP Martin Perez (4-0, 1.42 ERA, 0.92 WHIP). I like all the ground balls, but he's no ace, and someone in your league might think he's heading in that direction.
See you back here Monday morning.