Player News

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Jose AbreuCWS - 1B, DH
News: Abreu has a swollen finger and is doubtful to play Saturday against the Astros, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. (May 29 9:47p)
Impact: Abreu was pulled in the eighth inning of Friday's series opener with what was called "right index finger irritation," but it wasn't until after the game concluded that it was revealed that he was experiencing swelling. The White Sox are hoping a day or two out of the lineup will resolve the issue, so Abreu will retain the day-to-day tag for now. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:47p ET)
Overall Rank: 7 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 76.1 % Owned: 99.2
News: Strasburg was removed from Friday's start against the Reds in the second inning due to left trapezius muscle (neck) tightness, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports. (May 29 7:48p)
Impact: Strasburg said he felt fine in the first inning before his neck inexplicably locked up before he was about to come out for the bottom of the second. The right-hander indicated he had difficulty turning his head, but the Nationals don't appear to be concerned yet that he'll be at risk of missing his next start. The team will reevaluate Strasburg on Saturday before determining if he'll be able to take the ball Wednesday against the Blue Jays. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:48p ET)
Overall Rank: 35 Position Rank: 9
% Started: 69.7 % Owned: 90.9
Jose ReyesTor - SS
News: Reyes (ribs) was activated from the disabled list Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports. (May 25 11:02a)
Impact: Reyes was initially expected to return at some point over the weekend, but Monday ended up as the return date instead. The lineup hasn't been released yet, but the veteran shortstop will likely be atop the order in his return. The Blue Jays optioned Munenori Kawasaki to open up the roster spot for him. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:02a ET)
Overall Rank: 32 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 59.5 % Owned: 91.2
Carlos GonzalezCol - LF, RF
News: Gonzalez has been scratched from Monday's lineup, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. (May 25 9:02a)
Impact: Gonzalez will miss his second straight game, but no word of a specific ailment has yet surfaced. Look for the Rockies to release a new lineup in the near future. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:02a ET)
Overall Rank: 36 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 56.4 % Owned: 81.6
Jose BautistaTor - RF, DH
News: Updating a previous report, Bautista is being held out of Sunday's game against the Mariners after receiving a cortisone shot in his injured shoulder, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports. (May 24 9:03a)
Impact: Bautista began throwing again last week as he attempts to return to the outfield, but after noticing minimal progress in that regard, the Blue Jays elected to give him the shot. It typically takes 48-to-72 hours for the shot to take effect, so expect Bautista to be on the bench for Monday's series opener against the White Sox as well. The Blue Jays slugger should be ready to resume designated hitter duties at some point during the series, but it's not clear when he might be ready to play the outfield again. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:03a ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 85.3 % Owned: 98.8
News: Lucroy (toe) indicated he expects to begin playing again by the next road trip at the latest, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. (May 24 8:27a)
Impact: Lucroy continues to work his way back, and it appears he's finally on the verge of a return. He's expected to undergo an X-ray Monday, and if all checks out, could go on a short minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Brewers as early as next weekend. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:27a ET)
Overall Rank: 47 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 25.3 % Owned: 70.4
David WrightNYM - 3B
News: Wright has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. (May 23 12:40p)
Impact: The condition was disclosed after Wright's back stiffened up again Saturday, a day after he took batting practice. Wright is taking medication to treat the issue, but will be shut down for at least a week and any sort of timetable will be up in the air until he resumes baseball activities. Even then, any target dates will be very tentative given the nature of the issue. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:40p ET)
Overall Rank: 68 Position Rank: 7
% Started: 22.5 % Owned: 76.1
Johnny CuetoCin - SP
News: Cueto's elbow is the reason he was scratched from Sunday's start and he is considered day-to-day, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports. (May 23 10:11a)
Impact: Manager Bryan Price said Cueto could probably pitch Sunday but they wanted to give him some rest. It sounds like he may just be skipped this one time through the rotation if the Reds are indeed being forthright about the ailment. It was first announced that Cueto was scratched with general stiffness and the fact that we now know it's elbow soreness makes the situation a little more concerning. Raisel Iglesias will get the start Sunday and Cueto should be considered questionable to make a start next week. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:11a ET)
Overall Rank: 33 Position Rank: 8
% Started: 67.4 % Owned: 98.8
News: Mesoraco (hip) suffered a setback this weekend and may opt to have surgery, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports. (May 23 10:05a)
Impact: Fay is the one who speculated that Mesoraco will opt to have surgery to repair the hip that has given him so much trouble this season, in which case his season would likely be over. The team will make a decision about the best course of action when they return to Cincinnati after this weekend's series. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:05a ET)
Overall Rank: 77 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 27.7 % Owned: 37.4
Albert PujolsLAA - 1B, DH
News: Pujols was replaced by Marc Krauss in Wednesday's game after taking a pitch off his left wrist, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. (May 20 5:36p)
Impact: Pujols was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning and remained in the game to play first base in the bottom half of the frame, but he was eventually replaced by Krauss. There is no word yet on the severity of Pujols' injury, but an update should be made available ahead of Thursday's series finale against Toronto. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:36p ET)
Overall Rank: 46 Position Rank: 9
% Started: 77.1 % Owned: 94.8
Jacoby EllsburyNYY - CF
News: Ellsbury (knee) will go on the 15-day DL, YES Network's Jack Curry reports. (May 19 8:03p)
Impact: Ellsbury suffered the knee injury in Tuesday's game and his post-game MRI apparently revealed something that would take at least a couple weeks to heal. It is still not clear how serious the injury is, but we at least know Ellsbury will be out until at least early June. Slade Heathcott was recalled from Triple-A to offer depth in center field, but look for Chris Young to see the majority of the starts while Ellsbury is out. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:03p ET)
Overall Rank: 28 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 38.9 % Owned: 95.9
Corey DickersonCol - CF, LF
News: Dickerson (foot) was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. (May 19 2:27p)
Impact: Dickerson's plantar fasciitis flared up again over the weekend, and he will need at least a couple weeks to let the discomfort subside. The 25-year-old recently suggested a DL stint was possible, but also said he wasn't sure if time off would really help, saying "to heal it, it will take a lot of time, or tearing (the tissue in the foot), to get better." Rafael Ynoa will get the start in left field Tuesday with Ben Paulsen recalled to replace Dickerson on the active roster. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:27p ET)
Overall Rank: 45 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 32.7 % Owned: 82.3
Victor MartinezDet - DH, 1B
News: The Tigers placed Martinez (knee) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. (May 19 11:22a)
Impact: Martinez tweaked his knee in Monday's loss to the Brewers, so the Tigers decided to give him at least two weeks to rest and recover. It's not clear exactly how long Martinez will be sidelined, but with the Tigers calling up outfielder Tyler Collins to take his place on the roster, it seems likely J.D. Martinez will see plenty of action as the designated hitter in Martinez's absence. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:22a ET)
Overall Rank: 58 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 24.2 % Owned: 61.8
Carlos SantanaCle - 1B, 3B, DH
News: Updating a previous report, Santana has been scratched from Monday's lineup due to back spasms, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. (May 18 2:28p)
Impact: Santana will now be held out for the second straight game as a result of the sore back. Consider him day-to-day in advance the second game of the series Tuesday. Brandon Moss will take over at first base Monday night. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:28p ET)
Overall Rank: 83 Position Rank: 12
% Started: 41.7 % Owned: 84.9
Troy TulowitzkiCol - SS
News: Tulowitzki (quad) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies. (May 18 2:28p)
Impact: Tulowitzki has not started since leaving Friday's game with a sore quad, but fortunately for the Rockies and his fantasy owners, his absence was limited to two games. Tulowitzki will start at shortstop and hit third in the Rockies' order Monday night. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:28p ET)
Overall Rank: 12 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 84.9 % Owned: 99.2
Carlos GomezMil - CF
News: Gomez (head) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Tigers. (May 18 11:24a)
Impact: Gomez exited Sunday's game with a head injury, but his inclusion in Monday's lineup confirms that he suffered only a bruise, and is not dealing with any lingering concussion symptoms. Gomez will man center field and bat leadoff for the Brewers on Monday night. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:24a ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 75.2 % Owned: 97.9
Carlos GomezMil - CF
News: Gomez exited Sunday's game after taking a fastball directly off the helmet, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. (May 17 11:51a)
Impact: Gomez was actually very fortunate, as he was hit right above the helmet's ear flap and the helmet absorbed most of the blow. After getting back to his feet, Gomez was forced to exit and was replaced in center field by Gerardo Parra. Consider the speedy outfielder day-to-day, as he'll likely have to pass standard concussion tests before returning to the lineup. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:51a ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 75.2 % Owned: 97.9
Corey DickersonCol - CF, LF
News: Dickerson left Saturday's win over the Dodgers in the third inning after his plantar fasciitis flared up again, the results from chasing a flyball. (May 16 11:20p)
Impact: This is really bad news for a player who has been bothered on and off by the injury the last few weeks. Drew Stubbs replaced him in the game. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:20p ET)
Overall Rank: 45 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 32.7 % Owned: 82.3
Hunter PenceSF - RF
News: The Giants activated Pence (forearm) from the disabled list Saturday. (May 16 12:05p)
Impact: Pence is set to make his 2015 debut after completing a five-game rehab assignment. He will jump right into the Giants' lineup and bat fifth Saturday against Reds starter Mike Leake. Expect Pence to be the Giants' regular right fielder moving forward. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:05p ET)
Overall Rank: 39 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 78.1 % Owned: 97.0
Troy TulowitzkiCol - SS
News: Tulowitzki was removed from Friday's game with an apparent injury,'s Thomas Harding reports. (May 15 8:44p)
Impact: Tulowitzki left Friday's game after grounding out to the pitcher in a second-inning at-bat, and was replaced by Daniel Descalso. Expect an update on his status as more details become available. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:44p ET)
Overall Rank: 12 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 84.9 % Owned: 99.2
Yasiel PuigLAD - RF, CF
News: Puig (hamstring) will be out at least another couple weeks, Ken Gurnick of reports. (May 13 2:27p)
Impact: Manager Don Mattingly didn't offer up much regarding Puig's status Monday, saying only that his MRI revealed a "little bit of a setback." As it turns out, Puig's latest aggravation of the hamstring injury will keep him out for a couple more weeks, perhaps through the rest of May and into June. Puig's setback occurred in his first game back in the outfield with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:27p ET)
Overall Rank: 21 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 26.4 % Owned: 96.0
Carlos GomezMil - CF
News: Gomez (hip) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Cubs. (May 10 7:43a)
Impact: Gomez had been dealing with a minor hip strain, forcing him to miss three straight games in favor of Gerardo Parra. The 29-year-old outfielder had been 5-for-21 at the dish in five games since returning from the DL due to a hamstring injury before dealing with this latest ailment. He'll now resume his regular role, batting leadoff and starting in center field. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:43a ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 75.2 % Owned: 97.9
Hanley RamirezBos - SS, LF
News: Ramirez (shoulder) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Gordon Edes of reports. (May 9 9:10a)
Impact: Manager John Farrell suggested Ramirez is still dealing with some pain, but the left fielder showed in batting practice that he's good enough to play, launching several balls over the wall in dead center. Ramirez will step back in after missing three starts, though it's always possible that his shoulder could require some additional maintenance in the coming days. The Red Sox don't have a day off until May 18. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:10a ET)
Overall Rank: 23 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 93.5 % Owned: 99.4
Yasiel PuigLAD - RF, CF
News: Puig left his rehab game Friday with tightness in his hamstring, reports. (May 8 9:52p)
Impact: Puig felt his hamstring tighten up while running to first base after the temperatures dropped Friday night, and he could not make it through his rehab game -- the first in which he played the outfield. Puig will be evaluated again Saturday, but he said through an interpreter that he will take the next two days off, so it does not look like he will be playing for the Dodgers on Monday as hoped. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:52p ET)
Overall Rank: 21 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 26.4 % Owned: 96.0
David PriceDet - SP
News: Price left Friday's game against the Royals after slipping on a bat while backing up home plate, The Oakland Press reports. (May 8 6:43p)
Impact: After Price gave up a single to Alex Gordon, his third straight single allowed in the seventh inning, the lefty went behind the plate to back up the throw from center field. The home plate umpire had moved Gordon's bat to behind the plate to get it out of the way of the throw, and Price slipped on it. He bent over in pain after trying to test his ankle out with some warm-up throws and was promptly removed from the game. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:43p ET)
Overall Rank: 27 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 79.1 % Owned: 99.3
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