Player News

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

Matt KempSD - CF, LF, RF
News: Kemp (finger) will not return this season, reports. (Sep 30 7:54p)
Impact: The official diagnosis of a strained and partially torn tendon in Kemp's right middle finger led the Padres to throw in the towel on the 31-year-old's 2015 campaign. He's expected to avoid surgery, but Kemp is looking at a 4-to-6 week recovery timetable. Kemp, who has four years remaining on his contract, once again surged in the second half after a disappointing start, posting a .286/.339/.528 batting line and 15 homers after the All-Star break. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:54p ET)
Overall Rank: 60 Position Rank: 7
% Started: 64.7 % Owned: 84.8
Yoenis CespedesNYM - LF, CF, DH
News: X-rays on the left hand of Cespedes came back negative, as the outfielder has been diagnosed with a contusion of the left, middle and ring fingers. (Sep 30 6:46p)
Impact: Cespedes appears to have dodged a bullet here, as a broken hand would have likely ended the year of the late-season acquisition. Nonetheless, Cespedes could be operating at less than 100 percent during the season's final weeks, as the outfielder could still have trouble gripping a bat. With the NL East wrapped up, it wouldn't be surprising to see Cespedes get some rest during the last few games of the regular season. For now, at least, Mets fans can breathe a sigh of relief. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:46p ET)
Overall Rank: 51 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 83.9 % Owned: 96.8
Carlos GomezHou - CF
News: Gomez (back) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports. (Sep 30 3:50p)
Impact: He's penciled into the lineup for the first time since Sept. 12, manning center field and batting sixth against right-hander Tony Zych. The 29-year-old Gomez remained unable to take batting practice as recently as Sunday, but evidently showed enough bat speed and mobility in recent days to convince the training staff he's good to go. The injury Gomez is dealing with typically takes 45-to-50 days to heal. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:50p ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 52.4 % Owned: 77.2
Todd FrazierCin - 3B, 1B
News: Frazier has been scratched from Wednesday's starting lineup. (Sep 30 2:31p)
Impact: Manager Bryan Price penciled Frazier into Wednesday's lineup initially, a day after Frazier suffered a slight strain of his right Achilles, but it would seem the third baseman didn't respond especially well to pregame activity. It's uncertain if Frazier will be available in any capacity for Thursday's series finale against the Cubs. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:31p ET)
Overall Rank: 52 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 80.2 % Owned: 93.7
Michael BrantleyCle - LF, CF, DH
News: Brantley (shoulder) will miss the remainder of the regular season after receiving a cortisone shot in his shoulder Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of reports. (Sep 30 11:21a)
Impact: Brantley returned to the lineup for both Sunday and Monday's games, but likely suffered a setback of some kind. He will now miss the remainder of the season, but should be ready for the start of spring training in 2016 unless something unforeseen prevents it. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:21a ET)
Overall Rank: 30 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 64.4 % Owned: 83.8
Michael BrantleyCle - LF, CF, DH
News: Brantley (shoulder), who wasn't in the lineup Tuesday before the game was postponed, could be shut down for the rest of the regular season, reports. (Sep 29 9:45p)
Impact: Brantley was scheduled to meet with a team doctor to discuss his persistent shoulder soreness but there's a chance the Indians will decide to play it safe and simply shut him down for the remainder of the season. Don't expect him back in the lineup for Wednesday's double header in all likelihood. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:45p ET)
Overall Rank: 30 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 64.4 % Owned: 83.8
Greg HollandKC - RP
News: Holland (elbow) is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports. (Sep 29 3:27p)
Impact: The worst-case scenario for Holland was realized late last week, with doctors finding a "significant" tear in his right ulnar collateral ligament. He will indeed undergo Tommy John surgery, meaning we likely won't see Holland again until 2017, and quite possibly with another club. Wade Davis has taken over the closer role for Kansas City. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:27p ET)
Overall Rank: 76 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 56.6 % Owned: 64.1
Adam JonesBal - CF
News: Jones (back) returned to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, batting cleanup and playing center field. (Sep 27 9:38a)
Impact: Back in his usual role, Jones figures to be good to go against Red Sox starter Henry Owens. His return will allow the Orioles to stop pushing out a combination of Gerardo Parra and Nolan Reimold in center field. Incidentally, those two will get the start at the corner outfield positions for Sunday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:38a ET)
Overall Rank: 17 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 66.2 % Owned: 89.8
Ryan BraunMil - RF
News: Braun (back) was shut down by the Brewers on Sunday due to a lack of progress in his rehab, Adam McCalvy of reports. (Sep 27 9:28a)
Impact: Braun did get a start Saturday, but it was a rough outing where he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. It's a safe move long-term for the Brewers, as they aren't going to allow a marquee player risk his 2016 season for a lost year. This will wrap up a strong season for the right fielder, in which he went .285/.356/.498 with 25 home runs and 24 steals. He's slated to undergo surgery on his back in the coming weeks. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:28a ET)
Overall Rank: 40 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 54.7 % Owned: 75.9
Ryan BraunMil - RF
News: Braun (back) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Cardinals. (Sep 26 11:43a)
Impact: Braun's pinch-hit appearance last night may have signaled his return to the lineup Saturday as the 31-year-old outfielder had been out of the lineup for the last seven contests with a nagging back injury. It's unclear how much he will play with little over a week left in the season, however his appearance in the lineup is still good news for fantasy owners and Brewers' fans alike. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:43a ET)
Overall Rank: 40 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 54.7 % Owned: 75.9
News: Lucroy (concussion) is back in the lineup Saturday. (Sep 26 11:36a)
Impact: As expected, Lucroy will start at first base Saturday against the Cardinals' Jaime Garcia. He was medically cleared to return to the lineup Thursday, but the Brewers wanted to give him another day off before returning him to the lineup. With little over a week left in the regular season, it's unlikely Lucroy will take over behind the plate with the season winding to a close. Instead expect him to split time at first base with Adam Lind for the rest of the season. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:36a ET)
Overall Rank: 47 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 40.2 % Owned: 58.0
Jose AltuveHou - 2B
News: Altuve (head) is still in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers after leaving Friday's due to a collision. (Sep 26 8:06a)
Impact: Altuve took a forearm to the head Friday in the frightening collision, but he showed no concussion-like symptoms after the game and should be considered good to go as the Astros try to remain in the playoff picture. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:06a ET)
Overall Rank: 18 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 92.2 % Owned: 99.5
Michael BrantleyCle - LF, CF, DH
News: Brantley was scratched from Friday's lineup. (Sep 25 4:22p)
Impact: Brantley was initially penciled in to return to the lineup after a two-game absence due to a shoulder injury, but has since been scratched. The Indians announced that Brantley did not suffer any setbacks, but opted to give him an extra day of rest before returning to the lineup, Jordan Bastian of reports. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:22p ET)
Overall Rank: 30 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 64.4 % Owned: 83.8
Hanley RamirezBos - SS, LF, DH
News: Ramirez's shoulder injury has not shown any improvement, and the Red Sox have decided to shut him down for the rest of the season, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports. (Sep 24 1:54p)
Impact: It was thought that Ramirez was nearing a return to the lineup, but the Red Sox ultimately decided that he will not play again this season. Ramirez is not expected to need surgery, so he should be back at 100 percent by the time spring training rolls around. He was preparing to play first base late this season, and the Red Sox are planning to have him man that position next season for the first time. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:54p ET)
Overall Rank: 23 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 43.4 % Owned: 82.0
Zack GreinkeLAD - SP
News: Greinke was scratched from Wednesday's start against the Diamondbacks due to calf soreness. (Sep 23 12:04p)
Impact: While Greinke will be skipped in the order this time through, he is expected to take his next turn in the rotation. The Dodgers haven't announced yet who will replace him on the mound against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:04p ET)
Overall Rank: 48 Position Rank: 11
% Started: 84.3 % Owned: 98.3
Buster PoseySF - C, 1B
News: Posey was a late scratch Tuesday, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports. (Sep 22 4:05p)
Impact: He was apparently on the field testing something, and obviously did not get the results he was looking for. His status will be updated when the team offers an explanation for the late removal of Posey from the lineup. Ehire Adrianza will get the rare start at first base Tuesday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:05p ET)
Overall Rank: 15 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 95.9 % Owned: 99.6
Edwin EncarnacionTor - 1B, DH
News: Encarnacion (finger) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, Gregor Chisholm of reports. (Sep 16 1:30p)
Impact: Encarnacion missed the past two games because of a finger issue that was aggravated Saturday. It appears that the pain has subsided enough for him to rejoin the lineup Wednesday, and he'll bat cleanup and play first base for the Blue Jays in his return. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:30p ET)
Overall Rank: 13 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 89.0 % Owned: 98.7
Ryan BraunMil - RF
News: Braun was a late scratch Wednesday with lower-back tightness. (Sep 16 1:19p)
Impact: Back tightness ailed him in July, but it has been a while since back issues kept him out of action. Logan Schafer was a last-minute add to the lineup to play center field with Domingo Santana shifting over to his natural position in right field. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:19p ET)
Overall Rank: 40 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 54.7 % Owned: 75.9
Bryce HarperWas - LF, CF, RF
News: Harper exited Sunday's game after colliding with second baseman Derek Dietrich while rounding second. (Sep 13 10:31a)
Impact: It's not apparent why Dietrich, who is getting his second career start at second base, was standing at the bag during the play, as there was no play to be made. Harper didn't appear to hit his head, but the Nationals quickly pulled him from the game and replaced him with Matt den Dekker in right field. We should know more after the game ends. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:31a ET)
Overall Rank: 34 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 91.0 % Owned: 99.6
Troy TulowitzkiTor - SS
News: General Manager Alex Anthopoulos indicated Sunday that he's "cautiously optimistic" the Blue Jays could have Tulowitzki (shoulder) back in 2-3 weeks, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports. (Sep 13 8:30a)
Impact: It's an unfortunate break for both the Blue Jays and their start shortstop, as he could miss the remainder of the regular season. The Blue Jays will likely go with the combination of Ryan Goins, Cliff Pennington and Darwin Barney in the middle infield until Tulowitzki rejoins the club. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:30a ET)
Overall Rank: 12 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 58.3 % Owned: 77.5
Troy TulowitzkiTor - SS
News: Tulowitzki has been diagnosed with a small crack in his left shoulder blade as well as upper-back muscle bruises, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports. (Sep 12 5:39p)
Impact: X-rays on Tulowitzki's ribs and chest were negative after he collided with center fielder Kevin Pillar during Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader, but the team later revealed that damage to the shortstop's shoulder and back was found. It's uncertain how much time Tulowitzki could miss, but the Blue Jays will monitor him closely over the next week. Ryan Goins got the start at shortstop in Game 2 of the twin bill. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:39p ET)
Overall Rank: 12 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 58.3 % Owned: 77.5
Starling MartePit - LF, CF
News: Marte was scratched from Saturday's lineup with the stomach flu, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. (Sep 12 1:56p)
Impact: Fortunately, Marte's removal is not related to the shoulder issue that kept him out of Friday's lineup, but he will miss at least one additional start due to the illness and his availability for Sunday's series finale is uncertain. Josh Harrison will fill in for Marte in left field. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:56p ET)
Overall Rank: 42 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 81.9 % Owned: 95.8
Dustin PedroiaBos - 2B
News: Pedroia (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day DL and is in Tuesday's lineup. (Sep 8 12:23p)
Impact: Pedroia has been working out at full speed of late, and he'll return to the lineup at his usual second base spot Tuesday. He'll bat second in the order behind leadoff man Mookie Betts. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:23p ET)
Overall Rank: 88 Position Rank: 7
% Started: 59.2 % Owned: 83.8
Corey KluberCle - SP
News: Kluber (hamstring) is expected to miss at least 10 days, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "We'll pitch him when he's ready," manager Terry Francona said. (Sep 4 3:13p)
Impact: Initial reports suggested Kluber wouldn't miss much time, but it now sounds like he'll miss at least one additional start after being scratched from his scheduled outing Friday due to a hamstring strain. Josh Tomlin will fill in for Kluber on Friday against Kyle Lobstein and the Tigers. Francona said Kluber injured the hamstring during his recent bullpen session. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:13p ET)
Overall Rank: 25 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 74.0 % Owned: 93.8
George SpringerHou - RF, CF
News: Springer (wrist) was activated from the 15-day DL on Friday. (Sep 4 10:07a)
Impact: One September hot streak is all it could take to justify holding onto Springer after he went down in early July. Wrist injuries always carry a concern when it comes to a player's power stroke coming back with them, but Springer is young enough that a full recovery can be expected. The 25-year-old went 5-for-15 with a double and two walks in his rehab assignment at Double-A Corpus Christi. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:07a ET)
Overall Rank: 49 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 63.6 % Owned: 85.8
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