Player News

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

Yasiel PuigLAD - RF, CF
News: Puig (hamstring) will return to the lineup Saturday to take on the Rockies. (Apr 18 2:27p)
Impact: Puig homered Monday for a second straight day but also came down with a sore hamstring, an injury which ultimately cost him three games. He will return to right field and the two-hole Saturday to face right-hander Jordan Lyles, against whom Puig is 3-for-5 with a homer in his career. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:27p ET)
Overall Rank: 21 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 59.4 % Owned: 99.2
Greg HollandKC - RP
News: Holland has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right pectoral strain. (Apr 18 12:35p)
Impact: Wade Davis will slot in as the Royals' closer in Holland's absence. The extent of the strain is unknown, but Holland recorded his fourth save of the season Friday night a scoreless ninth inning against the A's. The appearance Friday was Holland's fourth fourth of the year, while the Royals have only used him once on consecutive days. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:35p ET)
Overall Rank: 76 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 95.4 % Owned: 98.5
Yasiel PuigLAD - RF, CF
News: Puig (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Friday against Colorado, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports. (Apr 17 3:46p)
Impact: Puig tested his hamstring with some running on the field prior to Friday's game, but evidently there was still some trepidation, as manager Don Mattingly has opted to sit him down for a third straight game. Andre Ethier will once again man right field in Puig's absence. Mattingly did acknowledge Wednesday that DL was still a possibility, but consider Puig day-to-day for the time being. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:46p ET)
Overall Rank: 21 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 59.4 % Owned: 99.2
Jose ReyesTor - SS
News: Reyes (ribs) will not play this weekend, and the Jays plan to re-evaluate him early next week, John Lott of the National Post reports. (Apr 17 12:37p)
Impact: The Jays hope to make a decision on a DL stint by Tuesday, after finding out Friday that Reyes is dealing with a cracked rib. It doesn't sound too promising for the star shortstop, and with Toronto not playing on Monday, owners in weekly leagues may be left with a touch decision. If he does play through the injury, Reyes will be at risk for further aggravations, and he may thus take a more conservative approach on the basepaths. Should he land on the disabled list, the playing time at shortstop will likely be divided between Steve Tolleson and Ryan Goins. Reyes mentioned that his ribs hurt most when he bats left-handed. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:37p ET)
Overall Rank: 32 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 61.4 % Owned: 98.3
Carlos GomezMil - CF
News: Gomez (hamstring) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. (Apr 16 4:01p)
Impact: Gomez returned to Milwaukee on Thursday to have his hamstring examined, and the tests revealed a small defect or tear. He got a cortisone shot to treat the inflammation but will still require a stint on the disabled list. In Gomez's absence, Gerardo Parra figures to get most of the playing time in center field, with Logan Schafer moving into the fourth outfielder role. Gomez will be eligible to return from the disabled list May 1. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:01p ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 45.2 % Owned: 98.9
News: Yelich (back) is back in the Marlins' lineup Thursday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports. (Apr 16 12:48p)
Impact: This is fantastic to see, as Yelich will occupy his typical spot in the two-hole against the Mets. It was unclear how serious Yelich's back issue was, but with him back in the lineup he should be considered fine moving forward. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:48p ET)
Overall Rank: 91 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 54.4 % Owned: 87.0
Carlos GomezMil - CF
News: Gomez is returning to Milwaukee on Thursday to have his injured right hamstring examined, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. (Apr 16 8:51a)
Impact: As expected, the injury will prevent Gomez from playing in Thursday's game, and Gerardo Parra will start in center field in his place. Gomez is holding out hope that he will be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list, but he was spotted walking gingerly on Thursday morning, and noted that he is not feeling good at all. Expect the Brewers to release an update on Gomez's status following his trip to the doctor. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:51a ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 45.2 % Owned: 98.9
Carlos GomezMil - CF
News: Gomez has been diagnosed with a right hamstring injury and will not play Thursday against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. (Apr 15 8:45p)
Impact: Gomez's status beyond Thursday uncertain, but the Brewers will have a better feel for his return timetable after he is examined by the team's medical staff Thursday morning. Gerardo Parra will likely handle the center field duties in Gomez's absence, whether that be one day or more. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:45p ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 45.2 % Owned: 98.9
Yasiel PuigLAD - RF, CF
News: Puig (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners. (Apr 15 2:09p)
Impact: Manager Don Mattingly suggest Tuesday that Puig's absence from the lineup was precautionary and that a Wednesday return was likely, but Puig will sit out a second straight game as the result of a hamstring injury. Andre Ethier will be afforded another start in right field, while Puig's availability off the bench is uncertain. Perhaps Thursday's team off day will provide sufficient rest for the hamstring and allow Puig to return for Friday's opener against Colorado. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:09p ET)
Overall Rank: 21 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 59.4 % Owned: 99.2
David WrightNYM - 3B
News: Wright (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday. (Apr 15 11:18a)
Impact: This was expected after Wright left Tuesday's game, but Wright did receive some encouraging news Wednesday, as his MRI revealed just a mild right hamstring strain. He was treated with a cortisone shot and will now rest for two days before attempting to ramp up his baseball activity. Eric Campbell was recalled to take Wright's spot on the roster and figures to help out at third base until Wright returns. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:18a ET)
Overall Rank: 68 Position Rank: 7
% Started: 36.6 % Owned: 92.6
David WrightNYM - 3B
News: Wright pulled his right hamstring while sliding awkwardly trying to steal second base and is likely headed for the 15-day DL, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. (Apr 14 7:29p)
Impact: This is really bad news for the Mets as they are thin in the infield at the big league level. There is not an official timetable yet on Wright, but a hamstring pull often means that the player is sidelined for at least a few weeks. One option could be to recall Dilson Herrera or Eric Campbell from Triple-A Las Vegas, which could result in some pieces being shifted in the infield. Either way, owners of Wright should start looking for a fill-in option at the hot corner. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:29p ET)
Overall Rank: 68 Position Rank: 7
% Started: 36.6 % Owned: 92.6
David WrightNYM - 3B
News: Wright left Tuesday's game with a strained right hamstring suffered while stealing second base in the eighth inning. (Apr 14 7:20p)
Impact: Wright, who injured his shoulder sliding head-first last year, shifted to sliding feet-first this year to tried and avoid injury. He appeared to get his right leg caught slightly behind him while sliding, injury the hamstring. Wright stayed in the game for a bit but then pulled himself out and may miss a few games. A DL stint is not out of the question. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:20p ET)
Overall Rank: 68 Position Rank: 7
% Started: 36.6 % Owned: 92.6
Yasiel PuigLAD - RF, CF
News: Puig (hamstring) is not in the lineup Tuesday. (Apr 14 3:24p)
Impact: He finished Monday's game playing with a sore left hamstring, and after 10 innings it does not come as a surprise that he needed a game off the following night. Andre Ethier will get the start in Tuesday's game, and Puig should be considered questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Mariners. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:24p ET)
Overall Rank: 21 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 59.4 % Owned: 99.2
Felix HernandezSea - SP
News: Hernandez exited Sunday's game against the Athletics with tightness in his right quadriceps, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. (Apr 12 3:20p)
Impact: Hernandez managed to get through five full innings before exiting for precautionary reasons. During that stint on the mound he gave up eight hits and three earned runs with just one strikeout. The 29-year-old should be considered day-to-day moving forward until the Mariners are able to determine exactly what they're dealing with. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:20p ET)
Overall Rank: 10 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 97.4 % Owned: 99.4
News: McCutchen (knee) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Brewers. (Apr 11 12:01p)
Impact: The lower-body issues continue for McCutchen, who left Friday's game with what was labeled left knee discomfort after battling soreness throughout spring training. It's troubling, but the Pirates haven't given any indication that he's worse than day-to-day. Starling Marte will move over to center field Saturday as Andrew Lambo steps in to left. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:01p ET)
Overall Rank: 3 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 93.8 % Owned: 99.6
Ryan BraunMil - RF
News: Braun (ribs) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates. (Apr 10 12:16p)
Impact: He came into Wednesday's game as a pinch hitter and after an off day Thursday it appears Braun is healthy enough to re-assume his duties in right field. Braun has a homer and three doubles in 17 plate appearances against Jeff Locke, who will take the ball for the Pirates. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:16p ET)
Overall Rank: 40 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 74.1 % Owned: 96.6
Michael BrantleyCle - LF, CF
News: Brantley (lower back stiffness) was a late scratch Wednesday. (Apr 8 3:46p)
Impact: The news came out less than two hours before Wednesday's game, so hopefully owners were able to react quickly and get someone else in their lineups. Mike Aviles takes Brantley's spot in left field Wednesday and will bat ninth. This is somewhat concerning, especially considering Brantley missed about a week in spring training with the same back issue. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:46p ET)
Overall Rank: 30 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 60.5 % Owned: 94.3
Ryan BraunMil - RF
News: Braun is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies. (Apr 8 1:01p)
Impact: Braun will sit out for the second straight day due to the side injury he suffered Opening Day. The Brewers are hoping he only misses a game or two, so there is a chance he could return to action following a team off day Friday. Gerardo Parra will make another start in Braun's place Wednesday night. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:01p ET)
Overall Rank: 40 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 74.1 % Owned: 96.6
Ryan BraunMil - RF
News: An MRI on Braun's rib cage showed no significant injury and he's hopeful he'll be out for only a game or two, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. (Apr 7 3:05p)
Impact: "I feel better [Tuesday] than I did [Monday], so that's always a telltale sign," Braun said. He went on to say that he was "very encouraged" by the results of the MRI, though he didn't go into detail regarding what the test showed. Gerardo Parra is starting in right field Tuesday against the Rockies' Jordan Lyles, with Adam Lind batting third in Braun's place. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:05p ET)
Overall Rank: 40 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 74.1 % Owned: 96.6
Ryan BraunMil - RF
News: Braun suffered a lower-right side injury in Monday's Opening Day game against the Rockies, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. (Apr 6 2:36p)
Impact: The severity of Braun's injury will reportedly not be revealed until Tuesday, but oblique injuries are already a concern in this case. The veteran outfielder has had issues staying healthy in the past few seasons, and another chink in the in armor may have occurred Monday if the injury turns out to be serious. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:36p ET)
Overall Rank: 40 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 74.1 % Owned: 96.6
Craig KimbrelSD - RP
News: Kimbrel has been traded to the Padres as part of a surprise blockbuster deal that also includes Melvin Upton Jr. going to the Padres, as first reported by Fangraphs' Kiley McDaniel. (Apr 5 3:25p)
Impact: It's not that it's a surprise that the Braves have traded Kimbrel, just that the timing and the location were a bit surprising. This obviously doesn't hurt his value. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:25p ET)
Overall Rank: 64 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 98.7 % Owned: 98.9
Carlos GonzalezCol - LF
News: Gonzalez exited Friday's spring game due to a sore left knee, Nick Groke of The Denver Post reports. (Mar 27 8:52p)
Impact: The Rockies said Gonzalez was removed from Friday's game for precautionary reasons, but it's not a good sign that his surgically-repaired left knee is sore with Opening Day just over a week away. The Rockies figure to proceed with further caution, and will likely release another update on Gonzalez's health in the near future. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:52p ET)
Overall Rank: 36 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 84.6 % Owned: 98.4
Daniel MurphyNYM - 2B
News: Murphy (hamstring) may begin the season on the disabled list, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. (Mar 27 2:34p)
Impact: A few days ago, cautious optimism surrounded Murphy's status for Opening Day. He now seems more likely to begin the season on the DL. The move would allow him to be activated April 12, so it wouldn't require him to miss more than a week of the regular season, but it's a call the team isn't willing to make at this point. His status for the beginning of the season should become clear in the coming days. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:34p ET)
Overall Rank: 92 Position Rank: 8
% Started: 53.9 % Owned: 76.9
Anthony RendonWas - 3B, 2B
News: An MRI on Monday revealed Rendon (knee) is showing improvement, but his chances of being ready for Opening Day appear to be slim, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports. (Mar 25 8:51a)
Impact: Rendon has been dealing with soreness, and it's taken a while to recover fully from the issue. While he hasn't officially been ruled out for the beginning of the season, it appears he's considered doubtful at this point. However, Rendon still has over a week to heal, and he probably won't be out much past the opener barring a setback. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:51a ET)
Overall Rank: 16 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 26.5 % Owned: 96.4
Alex CobbTB - SP
News: The Rays confirmed that Cobb has tendinitis in his forearm and will not make the Opening Day start, the St. Petersburg Times reports. (Mar 18 6:34a)
Impact: Chris Archer is now the likely Opening Day starter for the Rays. Even though Cobb was downplaying the injury Tuesday, the Rays are taking the cautious route. He will be shut down for the next four-to-seven days, at which point he will be re-evaluated. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:34a ET)
Overall Rank: 86 Position Rank: 18
% Started: 33.9 % Owned: 86.2
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