Player News

Review the latest player news for a specified group of players.

Adam EatonWas - RF, CF
News: Eaton is out for the remainder of the season with a torn left ACL, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. (Apr 29 4:53p)
Impact: It's a huge blow to Eaton and the Nationals, considering he was placed on the 10-day DL with what was thought to be a strained knee, but a subsequent MRI confirmed the team's worst fears Saturday. The lefty, traded to Washington this offseason, had been off to a great start on the young season -- hitting .297/.393/.462 with 13 RBI -- yet appears bound for surgery within the coming weeks. Eaton will still carry value in dynasty leagues as he undergoes the long recovery process and opens up a major opportunity for Michael Taylor to take over an everyday role in center field. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:53p ET)
Overall Rank: 79 Position Rank: 11
% Started: 50.6 % Owned: 82.4
Adam EatonWas - RF, CF
News: Eaton was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a strained left knee, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports. (Apr 29 7:30a)
Impact: This isn't all too surprising given that Eaton was unable to walk off the field under his own power after sustaining the injury Friday. It's unclear how serious the issue is or how long he will be sidelined, but more should be known on his status after the Nationals release his MRI results. Eaton was off to a nice start in his first season with the Nats, slashing .297/.393/.462 with 24 runs and three stolen bases through 23 games. In a corresponding move, Rafael Bautista was called up from Triple-A Syracuse. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:30a ET)
Overall Rank: 79 Position Rank: 11
% Started: 50.6 % Owned: 82.4
Adam EatonWas - RF, CF
News: Eaton was forced to leave Friday's game against the Mets with an apparent leg injury and was unable to walk off under his own power, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. (Apr 28 7:31p)
Impact: Eaton was attempting to beat out an infield single when he sustained the injury. He was unable to bear any weight on the injured leg. It was unclear if the injury was to his ankle or knee, but either way, preliminary reports suggest this one could be serious. Eaton is going in for an MRI Tuesday morning per Mark Zuckerman of MASN, and that will determine the road forward. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:31p ET)
Overall Rank: 79 Position Rank: 11
% Started: 50.6 % Owned: 82.4
George SpringerHou - RF, CF
News: Springer (hamstring) is playing center field and batting leadoff Friday against the Athletics. (Apr 28 1:40p)
Impact: Springer is back in the Astros' lineup after missing the last four games with a hamstring injury. With Jose Altuve (shoulder) also returning to the lineup, the Astros will be at full strength against the A's. Springer has a team-leading seven homers and 13 RBI this season, so look for him to continue to swing a big bat upon his return. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:40p ET)
Overall Rank: 32 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 72.0 % Owned: 97.1
José AltuveHou - 2B
News: Altuve (shoulder) is back in Friday's lineup, hitting third and playing second base, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports. (Apr 28 1:36p)
Impact: After missing Wednesday's game with a shoulder injury, Altuve appeared as a pinch hitter Thursday, and it comes as no surprise that he is ready to return for the opener of this weekend's series against the A's. George Springer (hamstring) is also returning, so the Astros' lineup will be operating at full strength. Deploy him with confidence in all formats. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:36p ET)
Overall Rank: 2 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 87.0 % Owned: 99.4
Yoenis CéspedesNYM - CF, LF
News: Cespedes was been placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a strained left hamstring, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. (Apr 28 11:40a)
Impact: The news doesn't come as a major surprise after Cespedes came up gimpy in Thursday's game and only adds another layer to an injury-plagued 2017 campaign for the 31-year-old. After just recently returning to the starting lineup, it appears the Mets' main source of offense will miss extended time, meaning Michael Conforto and Juan Lagares will be in line for a wider share of opportunities in the outfield. Look for Cespedes to return to his normal power-hitting form once he gets back to full health. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:40a ET)
Overall Rank: 47 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 36.1 % Owned: 97.8
Yoenis CéspedesNYM - CF, LF
News: Cespedes (hamstring) was diagnosed with a pulled left hamstring after exiting Thursday's game with the Braves, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. (Apr 27 11:40a)
Impact: Cespedes pulled up lame on a double into the right-center field alley, and it seems he indeed aggravated the same hamstring issue that kept him out of commission for five days in the past week. It's unclear how long the stud outfielder will be out due to this injury, but it seems unlikely that the Mets would rush him back into action given how poorly that went in this scenario, meaning a DL stint is not out of the question at this point. A firmer timetable for Cespedes' return should come soon. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:40a ET)
Overall Rank: 47 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 36.1 % Owned: 97.8
Yoenis CéspedesNYM - CF, LF
News: Cespedes exited Thursday's game against the Braves in the fourth inning due to what appears to be a leg injury, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. (Apr 27 11:27a)
Impact: The Cuban slugger hobbled into second base on a double and immediately came out of the contest. It's unclear if this is an aggravation of the hamstring injury that sidelined him earlier this week or something new, but more details should emerge once team doctors can examine him further. Consider Cespedes day-to-day until further notice. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:27a ET)
Overall Rank: 47 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 36.1 % Owned: 97.8
News: Syndergaard could start Sunday if the rest helps his biceps tendinitis, but he must see a doctor first, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports. The Mets prefer not to place him on the disabled list. (Apr 27 7:43a)
Impact: The Mets may not have a choice if the issue lingers. Syndergaard apparently felt discomfort after a recent bullpen session and Wednesday batting practice, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports. Thor's fantasy owners may remain in limbo heading into next week's lineup deadlines. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:43a ET)
Overall Rank: 17 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 87.1 % Owned: 98.5
News: Syndergaard's previously reported "tired arm" has been identified as biceps tendinitis, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. (Apr 27 7:39a)
Impact: At least there's a specific designation tied to it, but Syndergaard may be in line for a longer absence than his fantasy owners want. He's missing his Thursday start, and we'll have more on this in the near future. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:39a ET)
Overall Rank: 17 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 87.1 % Owned: 98.5
News: Syndergaard has a "tired arm," according to manager Terry Collins, and is scratched from his Thursday start, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. (Apr 27 7:35a)
Impact: Matt Harvey will start in Thor's place against the Braves. Stay tuned for more on Syndergaard's ailment, though he hasn't shown he's been affected much by anything lately, with a 1.73 ERA, a 10.4 K/9 and zero walks in his first four starts. Perhaps the Mets' rain-affected week and subsequent rotation shuffling figures into this development. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:35a ET)
Overall Rank: 17 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 87.1 % Owned: 98.5
Clayton KershawLAD - SP
News: Kershaw said he's not concerned about his bruised right calf, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. (Apr 26 10:10p)
Impact: Kershaw had it wrapped to reduce swelling, but he was still able to do his usual outfield running the day after his start against the Giants -- a seven-inning effort of one-run ball, allowing six hits and one walk with seven strikeouts. He should be considered day-to-day for now, though it doesn't appear to be anything overly serious. Unless something goes wrong this week, it appears Kershaw should be in line to make his next scheduled start Sunday against the Phillies. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:10p ET)
Overall Rank: 5 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 80.4 % Owned: 99.1
José AbreuCWS - 1B
News: Abreu said he plans to return to action Friday against the Tigers, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports. (Apr 26 6:55p)
Impact: Abreu left Wednesday's game against the Royals with a mild right hip flexor strain, though he said the pain he was experiencing was in his upper groin area. He'll be re-evaluated after Thursday's off day, but the plan -- at least in his eyes -- is to return to the lineup in time for the weekend series against Detroit. He's batting just .253 with eight RBI in 75 at-bats this year. If the White Sox decide play it safe with him and hold him out Friday, Todd Frazier should slide over to first while Tyler Saladino or Matt Davidson moves over to third base. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:55p ET)
Overall Rank: 36 Position Rank: 7
% Started: 53.2 % Owned: 84.6
José AbreuCWS - 1B
News: Abreu left Wednesday's game with a mild right hip flexor strain and is day-to-day. (Apr 26 12:56p)
Impact: He will be re-evaluated in Detroit prior to the start of this weekend's series with the Tigers, and hopefully Thursday's off day allows Abreu's condition to improve. The injury was suffered when Abreu did the splits while awkwardly attempting to field a groundball. Todd Frazier, who moved over to first base after Abreu left, would be an obvious candidate to get starts there while Tyler Saladino or Matt Davidson moves to third base if Abreu has to miss time with the injury. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:56p ET)
Overall Rank: 36 Position Rank: 7
% Started: 53.2 % Owned: 84.6
José AltuveHou - 2B
News: Altuve, who was removed from Tuesday's game after colliding with Teoscar Hernandez, did not sustain a concussion, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. (Apr 25 6:21p)
Impact: From manager A.J. Hinch's comments following Tuesday's contest, it sounds like Altuve was a bit shaken up after colliding with Hernandez, but ultimately did not sustain any significant damage and should be fine moving forward. He'll be listed as day-to-day until we learn more in regards to his availability for Wednesday's game against the Indians. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:21p ET)
Overall Rank: 2 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 87.0 % Owned: 99.4
José AltuveHou - 2B
News: Altuve exited Tuesday's game against the Indians early after colliding with Teoscar Hernandez in the field, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. (Apr 25 5:30p)
Impact: Altuve and Hernandez collided with each other while attempting to make a play on a fly ball. Hernandez seemed to take the brunt of the impact, as he was removed from the game on a cart. Though Altuve's injury is currently unclear, it is encouraging that he was able to walk off the field under his own power. Further updates should become available following the conclusion of Tuesday's contest. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:30p ET)
Overall Rank: 2 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 87.0 % Owned: 99.4
News: Bumgarner (ribs, shoulder) underwent an evaluation Tuesday that confirmed that he will not need to undergo surgery, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports. (Apr 25 5:06p)
Impact: The report goes on to state that Bumgarner hopes to begin rehabbing in four to five days. It sounds like the results of the evaluation were encouraging, though the ace's timetable for return is still in excess of two months. Additional updates on Bumgarner's condition should become available as he progresses through his rehab program. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:06p ET)
Overall Rank: 15 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 25.6 % Owned: 98.6
Zach BrittonBal - RP
News: An MRI of Britton's forearm and elbow showed no damage, Rich Dubroff of Pressboxonline.com reports. "Looked good. They did everything. Elbow looked really good. That bodes well obviously down the road. They found what they thought they would find," manager Buck Showalter said. (Apr 22 10:26a)
Impact: It's odd Dubroff has been the only person to report Britton's MRI results so far, and there was no follow-up regarding when Britton would return, but assuming the MRI was in fact clean, we'd imagine Britton would be back sooner rather than later. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:26a ET)
Overall Rank: 77 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 30.0 % Owned: 96.8
Miguel CabreraDet - 1B
News: Cabrera was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right groin strain Saturday. (Apr 22 9:56a)
Impact: This is yet another blow to a Tigers lineup that is already missing J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias. Cabrera was sent in for an MRI after leaving Friday's game and it had already been announced that he'd miss the remainder of the Tigers' weekend series against the Twins. However, now it has been confirmed that he'll be sidelined until at least early May. John Hicks, who was recalled in a corresponding move Saturday, will likely see most of the time at first base while Cabrera is sidelined. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:56a ET)
Overall Rank: 11 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 31.9 % Owned: 99.1
Miguel CabreraDet - 1B
News: The injury that forced Cabrera to leave Friday's game has been diagnosed as a right groin strain and he will be reevaluated Saturday. (Apr 21 8:14p)
Impact: It turns out this injury was unrelated to the back injury that plagued Cabrera earlier the month. Whether or not that's a good sign remains to be seen. Groin strains can take weeks to recover, but it may be mild enough for Cabrera to play through the pain. Expect more relevant information -- like whether or not the injury will require a trip to the 10-day DL -- before Saturday's 2:10 PM start time. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:14p ET)
Overall Rank: 11 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 31.9 % Owned: 99.1
Miguel CabreraDet - 1B
News: Cabrera was pinch-hit for in the seventh inning and was seen heading back to the tunnel with an unknown injury, Evan Woodbery of MLive reports. (Apr 21 7:50p)
Impact: Cabrera has been dealing with a back injury this month, and there is some speculation that it may have flared up during the game. We'll monitor his status as the night continues; for now, consider him day-to-day. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:50p ET)
Overall Rank: 11 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 31.9 % Owned: 99.1
News: Bumgarner (ribs, shoulder) is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. (Apr 21 2:11p)
Impact: A recent dirk bike accident has left Bumgarner with bruised ribs and a Grade 1 or 2 left AC sprain. He was formally placed on the 10-day DL on Friday, and while the team has yet to confirm this estimated return timetable, it sounds like Bumgarner could miss extended time. Ty Blach is already on the major-league roster and seems like a logical candidate to step into Bumgarner's rotation spot, but Tyler Beede will also be an option for San Francisco. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:11p ET)
Overall Rank: 15 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 25.6 % Owned: 98.6
Trea TurnerWas - 2B, SS, CF
News: Turner (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list on Friday, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports. (Apr 21 12:46p)
Impact: While he's now back on the active roster, Turner will not immediately return to the starting lineup as manager Dusty Baker has opted to go with Wilmer Difo at shortstop again Friday. Turner has not seen major-league game action since going down April 8, but it appears that will be changing very soon. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:46p ET)
Overall Rank: 21 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 89.5 % Owned: 98.8
Jacob deGromNYM - SP
News: DeGrom is dealing with a stiff neck and will have his next start pushed back to Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. (Apr 21 11:11a)
Impact: Matt Harvey will move up to fill in for deGrom, matching up against Tanner Roark for Friday's series opener. It appears to be a precautionary move for the Mets at this point and still allows both aces to start in a pivotal three-game set, but it's a situation worth keeping an eye on. DeGrom is off to a great start on the season with a 1.89 ERA and a 22:4 K:BB. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:11a ET)
Overall Rank: 59 Position Rank: 14
% Started: 83.6 % Owned: 98.6
Yoenis CéspedesNYM - CF, LF
News: Cespedes (hamstring) is expected to miss 2-to-3 days, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports. (Apr 20 8:26p)
Impact: With an MRI on tap for Friday, it appears that Cespedes will miss most of the Mets' upcoming series with the Nationals. He left Thursday's game with what he referred to as a "shock" in his hamstring, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. The Mets' overall offensive depth will be tested if Cespedes does indeed miss the expected 2-to-3 days. Look for Juan Lagares to start while Cespedes is sidelined. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:26p ET)
Overall Rank: 47 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 36.1 % Owned: 97.8
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