Player News

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

Yasiel PuigLAD - RF, CF
News: Puig was removed from Friday's game against the Padres after re-aggravating his preexisting left hamstring injury, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports. (Apr 24 9:36p)
Impact: Puig prematurely exited in the sixth inning after pulling up running to first base. He actually was hit in the left knee with a pitch earlier in the game, but that's apparently not related to his absence. The 24-year-old already missed four games with this same hamstring injury last week but is considered day-to-day moving forward with an update likely coming ahead of Saturday's game. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:36p ET)
Overall Rank: 21 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 77.0 % Owned: 99.1
News: Yelich (back) was placed on the 15-day DL Friday with a lower-back strain, the Miami Herald's Clark Spencer reports. (Apr 24 12:26p)
Impact: Ichiro Suzuki is in the lineup Friday and will probably get most of the starts in left field with Yelich out. The move will be backdated to Apr. 20. Justin Bour was recalled from Triple-A as the corresponding move, and he could presumably offer the Marlins an option at first base if they want to play Mike Morse in the outfield on occasion. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:26p ET)
Overall Rank: 91 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 24.4 % Owned: 63.1
Jose BautistaTor - RF
News: Bautista has a strain in his right shoulder that was aggravated in Tuesday's contest, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports. (Apr 22 1:08p)
Impact: Bautista will be given the day off Wednesday and is considered day-to-day, but he could miss further action while dealing with the setback. Manager John Gibbons even acknowledged the possibility that Baustista could land on the disabled list if he's not able to make progress in the near future. Kevin Pillar will assume the right field duties in Bautista's absence Wednesday, with Ryan Goins taking Pillar's place in left. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:08p ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 59.6 % Owned: 98.4
News: Lucroy will likely be out 4-to-6 weeks after breaking his toe in Monday's game, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. (Apr 21 3:58p)
Impact: A timetable for Lucroy's return is now known, and he will not play again for the Brewers until late May or early June -- a tough break for both the struggling Milwaukee squad and Lucroy's fantasy owners. Martin Maldonado will serve as the Brewers' primary catcher until Lucroy is able to get back on the field. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:58p ET)
Overall Rank: 47 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 36.4 % Owned: 79.1
News: Yelich was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to lower back tightness. (Apr 21 3:34p)
Impact: Yelich missed two games last week with a sore back, and it appears the injury is still an issue. It's not clear how long the latest setback will keep Yelich sidelined, but Ichiro Suzuki will replace him in Tuesday's lineup. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:34p ET)
Overall Rank: 91 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 24.4 % Owned: 63.1
Yasiel PuigLAD - RF, CF
News: Puig (hamstring) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angels Times reports. (Apr 21 3:09p)
Impact: The Dodgers were reportedly considering a DL stint for Puig after his setback with the hamstring injury, but evidently he showed enough to convince the training staff that he's good to go. Owners will probably want to get Puig back in their lineups right away, as he owns an 8-for-14 career mark (four extra-base hits) against Tuesday's starter Tim Linececum. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:09p ET)
Overall Rank: 21 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 77.0 % Owned: 99.1
News: Lucroy sustained a fractured left toe in Monday's loss to the Reds and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. (Apr 20 6:58p)
Impact: The nightmare season continues for the Brewers, who dropped to a league-worst 2-11 on Monday and already lost star center fielder Carlos Gomez (hamstring) to the DL just days earlier. Lucroy emerged as one of the game's premier backstops last season, but had gotten off to a rotten 7-for-45 (.156 average) at the plate before departing from Monday's game after taking a foul ball off the foot. The Brewers have yet to reveal an official timetable length for Lucroy, but a fracture would seem to imply that it will be well beyond the 15-day minimum. Martin Maldonado is slated to serve as the Brewers' primary catcher until further notice, while Juan Centeno will be recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to serve as his backup. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:58p ET)
Overall Rank: 47 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 36.4 % Owned: 79.1
Nolan ArenadoCol - 3B
News: Arenado was scratched from the lineup Monday against the Padres due to a sore left wrist, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. (Apr 20 5:48p)
Impact: There was no suggestion during batting practice that Arenado was nursing any sort of injury, and his initial placement in the Rockies' lineup also seemed to indicate he was healthy. However, manager Walt Weiss ended up making the late decision to stash the up-and-coming third baseman on the bench Monday, likely in an attempt to prevent the issue from worsening. Rafael Ynoa will slot in at the hot corner and bat eighth in the order Monday while Arenado remains day-to-day until further notice. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:48p ET)
Overall Rank: 78 Position Rank: 8
% Started: 86.5 % Owned: 97.5
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: 77.0 % Owned: 99.1
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 on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning against the A's. The appearance was Holland's 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: 32.3 % Owned: 95.3
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: 77.0 % Owned: 99.1
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: 72.1 % Owned: 97.4
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: 31.9 % Owned: 98.7
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: 24.4 % Owned: 63.1
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: 31.9 % Owned: 98.7
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: 31.9 % Owned: 98.7
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: 27.2 % Owned: 91.5
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: 27.2 % Owned: 91.5
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: 27.2 % Owned: 91.5
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: 92.2 % Owned: 99.3
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: 92.2 % 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: 71.5 % Owned: 96.0
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: 65.6 % 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: 71.5 % Owned: 96.0
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: 71.5 % Owned: 96.0
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