Player News

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J.D. MartinezAri - RF
News: Martinez, who left Wednesday's game in Cincinnati after swinging at a tight, inside pitch, has a left hand contusion. X-rays were negative and he's listed as day-to-day, according to the Diamondbacks' television broadcast. (Jul 19 6:00p)
Impact: This could end up being a huge sigh of relief for the team's big trade piece, especially when you consider what Arizona gave up for Martinez in order to make a better run at a playoff spot. He actually wanted to stay in the game, but manager Torey Lovullo thought it better to take the cautious route. We'll see if Martinez is able to suit back up for Thursday's series finale. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:00p ET)
Overall Rank: 33 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 75.1 % Owned: 96.7
J.D. MartinezAri - RF
News: Martinez was forced to leave Wednesday's game against Cincinnati after he was hit in the hand by a pitch, Jody Jackson of Fox Sports Arizona reports. (Jul 19 5:29p)
Impact: Martinez was attempting to check his swing but couldn't pull back in time and struck out on the pitch, adding insult to injury. Expect Martinez to undergo further evaluation, but he could be in for an extended absence after suffering some terrible luck in his first game as a Diamondback. Consider him day-to-day until team doctors can look at him. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:29p ET)
Overall Rank: 33 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 75.1 % Owned: 96.7
Kris BryantChC - 3B, LF
News: Bryant was diagnosed with with a strained right pinkie finger after preceding X-rays came back negative, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports. (Jul 19 10:46a)
Impact: The Cubs and fantasy owners alike can breathe a sigh of relief it's nothing more serious after Bryant jammed his hand while sliding into third base Wednesday against the Braves. Consider the 25-year-old as day-to-day moving forward, meaning Javy Baez or Tommy La Stella will likely take over at the hot corner until the team deems him good to go. With an off day built in for Thursday, Bryant could slide back into the lineup when the Cubs open up a home series against the Cardinals on Friday afternoon. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:46a ET)
Overall Rank: 7 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 74.9 % Owned: 99.6
Kris BryantChC - 3B, LF
News: Bryant was forced to leave Wednesday's contest in the first inning after jamming his finger while sliding into third base. (Jul 19 9:29a)
Impact: Bryant got on base with a double off Braves' starter R.A. Dickey, but appeared to awkwardly jam his ring finger into the shoe of third baseman Johan Camargo while attempting to advance on a fly ball. He was immediately lifted from the game in favor of Tommy La Stella, though the team will likely release further information following a medical evaluation. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:29a ET)
Overall Rank: 7 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 74.9 % Owned: 99.6
Xander BogaertsBos - SS
News: Bogaerts (hand) has been diagnosed with a muscle contusion and a small sprain in his hand and is being considered day-to-day, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports. (Jul 19 8:08a)
Impact: What was first diagnosed as a bruised hand turns out to be a little more serious, but he'll avoid the disabled list for now. Since the hand was hit by a pitch July 6, Bogaerts has been struggling at the plate, only hitting .154. He was a late scratch in Tuesday's game and before the scratch he had been moved down to sixth in the order, which was the first time he had hit lower than third since early May. Devin Marrero and Brock Holt are expected to handle the shortstop duties if Bogaerts misses further time. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:08a ET)
Overall Rank: 28 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 78.1 % Owned: 98.4
Todd FrazierNYY - 3B, DH
News: Frazier was traded to the Yankees on Tuesday as part of a multi-player deal. (Jul 18 9:07p)
Impact: Frazier will pack his bags and head to the east coast to join the American League pennant race with teammates David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle. Frazier could be in line to see playing time at first base, third base and as the designated hitter with his new club. The 31-year-old should also see an uptick in his fantasy production hitting in a much more potent Yankees lineup. Frazier is hitting just .207 this season but still sports a solid ISO of .225. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:07p ET)
Overall Rank: 90 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 34.7 % Owned: 51.2
Corey KluberCle - SP
News: Kluber has recently been dealing with a stiff neck, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. (Jul 18 5:18p)
Impact: Kluber is reportedly dealing with some neck issues, though you wouldn't know it by watching him pitch. The ace has been on a brilliant run of late but may have to have his upcoming start bumped back or skipped all-together if the discomfort in his neck fails to subside. Kluber will be considered day-to-day as the Indians head into their weekend series against the Blue Jays. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:18p ET)
Overall Rank: 31 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 66.5 % Owned: 98.6
Todd FrazierNYY - 3B, DH
News: Frazier has been removed from the lineup as a "healthy scratch" prior to Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. (Jul 18 4:37p)
Impact: Frazier has been involved in a number of trade rumors over the past few weeks and the news of his healthy scratch may suggest that the veteran third baseman could be on the move, though no official news has been announced. Yolmer Sanchez will take his spot in the lineup as the team's designated hitter. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:37p ET)
Overall Rank: 90 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 34.7 % Owned: 51.2
J.D. MartinezAri - RF
News: Martinez was traded to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday in exchange for Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara and Jose King. (Jul 18 3:54p)
Impact: Shortly after word of the trade broke, the two team confirmed the deal, with the Tigers releasing an updated lineup with Alex Presley in right. Martinez is a free agent after this season, so he's just a rental, but he boosts the already-scary Diamondbacks offense to a new level. The move from a pitcher-friendly home park to one of the more hitter-friendly parks in the league could result in even more power than we've seen from the 29-year-old. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:54p ET)
Overall Rank: 33 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 75.1 % Owned: 96.7
J.D. MartinezAri - RF
News: Martinez will be traded to the Diamondbacks, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports. (Jul 18 3:37p)
Impact: The two sides have not confirmed, and in fact Martinez is still listed as in Detroit's starting lineup for Tuesday, but terms of the deal have reportedly been finalized. Martinez has been incredible since returning from a foot injury in mid-May, slashing .305/.388/.630 with 16 homers in 57 games, and he should benefit from a big upgrade in home park and a better lineup around him. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:37p ET)
Overall Rank: 33 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 75.1 % Owned: 96.7
Carlos CorreaHou - SS
News: Correa will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, and while the Astros have said he will be out 6-to-8 weeks, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the expectation is that it will be closer to eight weeks. (Jul 18 2:14p)
Impact: Correa was placed on the 10-day DL on Tuesday, leaving the Astros to go with a combination of Marwin Gonzalez and Alex Bregman at shortstop with Colin Moran seeing some starts at third base. Mike Trout recently returned from the exact same procedure, and was ready in just under six weeks but Rosenthal has heard Correa's absence will be a tad longer. An early-September return to the big-league lineup seems like the best-case scenario. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:14p ET)
Overall Rank: 20 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 48.7 % Owned: 99.0
Xander BogaertsBos - SS
News: Bogaerts is dealing with a hand injury that dates back to when he was hit by a pitch earlier this month, and is getting an MRI on Tuesday, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports. (Jul 18 1:42p)
Impact: First Bogaerts was moved to sixth in the lineup, then he was scratched from said lineup, and now it sounds like he could be facing an absence due to a hand issue that has hurt his performance of late. The Red Sox are hopeful that it is just a day-to-day issue. In the meantime, Deven Marrero and Brock Holt will be options at shortstop. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:42p ET)
Overall Rank: 28 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 78.1 % Owned: 98.4
Carlos CorreaHou - SS
News: Correa was placed on the 10-day DL on Tuesday with a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks. (Jul 18 1:17p)
Impact: This is a huge blow, as the earliest Correa will be able to return is September, and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that he might need surgery, but nothing has been determined yet on that front. The Astros are saying publicly that they expect Correa to return for the stretch run. Colin Moran was recalled from Triple-A Fresno to take his place on the active roster, and now Marwin Gonzalez and Alex Bregman will be tasked with handling the shortstop workload while Correa is out. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:17p ET)
Overall Rank: 20 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 48.7 % Owned: 99.0
Xander BogaertsBos - SS
News: Bogaerts was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports. (Jul 18 12:48p)
Impact: It is unclear why Bogaerts was scratched. This news overshadows the already noteworthy fact that Bogaerts was slated to bat sixth amid a slump in which he is hitting .167/.250/.217 with a 29.4 percent strikeout rate over his last 60 at-bats. He had not hit lower than third since May 5. His value is trending in the wrong direction now for several reasons, as he is likely dealing with some sort of ailment. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:48p ET)
Overall Rank: 28 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 78.1 % Owned: 98.4
Carlos CorreaHou - SS
News: Correa left Monday's game with a jammed left thumb. (Jul 17 7:24p)
Impact: Correa exited in the bottom of the fourth inning and will be re-evaluated Tuesday. The 22-year-old looks as though he has avoided serious injury, but it would not be surprising if the Astros are extra cautious with their young shortstop. Correa missed one game with a similar injury just before the All-Star break, but it remains to be seen if this stems from the same injury. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:24p ET)
Overall Rank: 20 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 48.7 % Owned: 99.0
Carlos CorreaHou - SS
News: Correa exited Monday's game against the Mariners with an apparent left hand/wrist injury, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. (Jul 17 6:30p)
Impact: Correa appeared to be in immediate pain after taking a swing in the bottom of the fourth inning. The star shortstop was attended to by the team's trainer and was subsequently removed from the game. An update on his condition should become available shortly. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:30p ET)
Overall Rank: 20 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 48.7 % Owned: 99.0
Yoenis CéspedesNYM - CF, LF
News: Cespedes exited Saturday's game against the Rockies in the sixth inning after attempting to dive for a fly ball in left field, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. (Jul 15 6:18p)
Impact: Cespedes, who has already missed extensive time this season due to leg injuries, attempted an awkward-looking dive on a Nolan Arenado line drive, prompting an immediate exit. Expect more information to be released in due time regarding the severity, though it is worth noting the slugger was able to walk off under his own power. Michael Conforto moved over to take his spot in left and Curtis Granderson was inserted as the new centerfielder. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:18p ET)
Overall Rank: 47 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 64.3 % Owned: 89.4
News: Bumgarner (shoulder) is officially listed on the Giants' lineup card for Saturday's start against the Padres. (Jul 15 2:47p)
Impact: The Giants have yet to make the necessary roster moves to activate Bumgarner, but those moves figure to be made well in advance of first pitch Saturday. In any case, getting Bumgarner back on the bump will be a massive boon for a Giants club that underwhelmed in his absence for the majority of the first half. Bumgarner returns to the mound with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP through four starts and he'll face a Padres lineup that he's held to a .155 batting average. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:47p ET)
Overall Rank: 15 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 74.6 % Owned: 98.5
Mike TroutLAA - CF
News: Trout (thumb) was activated and is back in the lineup Friday against the Rays, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports. (Jul 14 3:40p)
Impact: This was fully expected, but Trout's inclusion in the lineup provides final confirmation that the two-time MVP is good to go to begin the second half. Trout hit .337/.461/.742 with 16 homers and 10 steals in 47 games before going down. It remains to be seen whether Trout will be more cautious on the basepaths following the thumb injury, but regardless, he should be activated by fantasy owners right away. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:40p ET)
Overall Rank: 1 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 65.5 % Owned: 99.5
News: Bumgarner (shoulder) has been named the starter for Saturday's game against the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. (Jul 13 7:15p)
Impact: Johnny Cueto will start things off for the Giants on Friday with Bumgarner set to make his much-anticipated return from a shoulder injury on Saturday. Bumgarner was strong in his final rehab appearance, fanning eight batters over 6.0 innings to convince the Giants' brass that he was ready to rejoin the big-league rotation. He'll face a Padres team that ranks last in baseball collectively against lefties in terms of weighted on-base average with a .276 mark. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:15p ET)
Overall Rank: 15 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 74.6 % Owned: 98.5
José QuintanaChC - SP
News: The Cubs acquired Quintana from the White Sox on Thursday for outfielder Eloy Jimenez, pitcher Dylan Cease and infielders Matt Rose and Bryant Flete. (Jul 13 8:31a)
Impact: We have our first big blockbuster of trade season, with the pitching-needy Cubs landing one of the most coveted arms from one of the league's most obvious sellers -- one who's locked under team control through the 2020 season. Quintana has scuffled with a 4.49 ERA with only four wins, but has struck out 109 and walked 40 in 104.1 innings. Wrigley Field often plays as pitcher-friendly as Guaranteed Rate Field -- if not more so -- and joining a club capable of lethal run support should bolster what he gets in return for his frequent quality starts. Avoiding a constant stream of designated hitters also helps his value. NL-only fantasy players should spend upwards of the entire free-agent budget they've stashed to acquire the difference maker, and his owners should expect a brighter future. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:31a ET)
Overall Rank: 84 Position Rank: 20
% Started: 69.6 % Owned: 93.4
Jason KipnisCle - 2B
News: Kipnis (hamstring strain) was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday. (Jul 9 1:20p)
Impact: He left Saturday's game with the injury, and the Indians wasted no time making the move before Sunday night's game. Giovanny Urshela was recalled as a corresponding move. Erik Gonzalez will probably serve as the primary second baseman while Kipnis is out, and Jose Ramirez will likely see some time at second base as well. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:20p ET)
Overall Rank: 72 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 21.9 % Owned: 51.9
Johnny CuetoSF - SP
News: The Giants will see if Cueto (ear) can start against the Marlins in one of the last three games before the All-Star break, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. (Jul 7 9:07a)
Impact: An inner ear infection caused Cueto to be scratched from his Thursday assignment, but the Giants want the right-hander to take a turn before the Midsummer Classic vacation. Perhaps they'll bump one of Matt Moore, Jeff Samardzija and Matt Cain from the weekend and save them for the second half. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:07a ET)
Overall Rank: 41 Position Rank: 8
% Started: 42.0 % Owned: 87.3
Xander BogaertsBos - SS
News: X-rays on Bogaerts' right hand came back negative Thursday and he is considered day-to-day, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports. (Jul 6 5:33p)
Impact: This comes as a massive relief for Bogaerts and the Red Sox considering he left Thursday's game in considerable pain after taking a Jacob Faria pitch off his right hand. Initial tests showed that Bogaerts had a bruised hand and subsequent X-rays revealed no further damage. Bogaerts is day-to-day for now, but if he's given the night off Friday, Tzu-Wei Lin would likely draw the start at shortstop. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:33p ET)
Overall Rank: 28 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 78.1 % Owned: 98.4
Zach BrittonBal - RP
News: Britton (forearm) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday. (Jul 5 12:30p)
Impact: Manager Buck Showalter suggested Britton could be eased back into the Baltimore bullpen after being sidelined since early May with the left forearm strain, but it shouldn't take long before he takes back closing duties from Brad Brach, who performed well in his stead. Britton looked sharp during his eight minor-league rehab appearances and has gone 5-for-5 in save opportunities while delivering a 1.00 ERA in nine innings with the big club this season in between two stints on the DL. Assuming his forearm prevents no further issues the rest of the season, Britton should reenter the tier of elite fantasy closers. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:30p ET)
Overall Rank: 77 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 71.2 % Owned: 87.1
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