Player News

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Jose ReyesTor - SS
News: Reyes has been traded to the Rockies as part of the deal for Troy Tulowitzki, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. (Jul 27 9:46p)
Impact: The middle-of-the-night report remains unconfirmed by the teams, but it certainly appears that this trade is real. He's a solid replacement, but clearly Reyes is no Tulo. That said, he certainly stands to benefit from the hitter-friendly environment at Coors Field. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:46p ET)
Overall Rank: 32 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 14.1 % Owned: 96.1
Troy TulowitzkiCol - SS
News: The Rockies have traded Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. (Jul 27 9:39p)
Impact: Word hasn't come out yet about what the Blue Jays paid for Tulowitzki, but considering they already have Jose Reyes at shortstop, there could be a lot of pieces on the move in this deal. There's been no confirmation from the team yet, but all indications are that this is no mere rumor. This represents perhaps the best-case trade scenario for Tulo's fantasy owners, who dreaded the possibility that he'd be dealt away from hitter-friendly Coors Field. The move into the Jays' powerful lineup could in fact energize the star shortstop, who's currently in the midst of an 0-for-20 slump. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:39p ET)
Overall Rank: 12 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 16.7 % Owned: 99.4
Ryan BraunMil - RF
News: Braun was scratched from Monday's lineup shortly before game time due to back tightness, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. (Jul 27 7:10p)
Impact: Braun has a history of back issues -- they caused him to miss time in 2008, 2009 and 2014. This could just be a minor thing that keeps him out a couple days, but injuries are always a concern for Braun, who's already missed time with rib, thumb, and wrist problems this year. When he's been in the lineup, though, Braun has been terrifically productive, as he's resurrected his speed game while finding at least a resemblance of his old power stroke. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:10p ET)
Overall Rank: 40 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 16.7 % Owned: 98.3
Miguel CabreraDet - 1B, DH
News: Manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Cabrera (calf) could be ready to rejoin the Tigers by mid-August, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports. (Jul 27 4:25p)
Impact: Cabrera was projected to miss six-to-eight weeks after he was diagnosed with a Grade 3 calf strain earlier this month, but after he was able to resume baseball activities over the weekend, there appears to be growing optimism that the first baseman will meet the short end of that timetable. The two-time MVP was spotted taking batting practice Monday, and should ramp up the intensity of his workouts as the week progresses. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:25p ET)
Overall Rank: 4 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 0.1 % Owned: 99.6
Johnny CuetoKC - SP
News: Cueto's trade to the Royals was confirmed Sunday. The Reds will receive left-handed pitchers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb, and Cody Reed in return for Cueto, with the Royals also receiving an undisclosed amount of cash. (Jul 26 12:10p)
Impact: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported early Sunday that the Royals had acquired Cueto after a potential deal a day earlier was nixed, but the Reds' haul wasn't known until hours later. With the deal now official, Cueto will instantly give the Kansas City staff the bona fide ace it desperately needed as it prepares for another postseason run. Cueto, who will become a free agent after the season, is likely only a rental for the Royals, who lack the financial resources to compete with other clubs in signing the right-hander to a long-term extension. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:10p ET)
Overall Rank: 33 Position Rank: 8
% Started: 12.0 % Owned: 99.1
Nolan ArenadoCol - 3B
News: Arenado (hand) is in the lineup at third base Sunday against the Reds. He'll occupy the cleanup spot. (Jul 26 10:39a)
Impact: Arenado was hit on the hand by a pitch in the seventh inning of Saturday's loss to the Reds, but remained in the game until being pulled in the ninth after swelling began to surface. X-rays after the game came back negative to rule out any sort of fracture, and with the swelling wearing down overnight, Arenado was given the all clear to reenter the lineup. It doesn't look like the injury is anything to worry about. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:39a ET)
Overall Rank: 78 Position Rank: 8
% Started: 19.1 % Owned: 97.7
Nolan ArenadoCol - 3B
News: Arenado left Saturday's game against the Reds in the ninth inning with a left hand contusion after being hit by a pitch. (Jul 25 8:15p)
Impact: The X-rays on his hand came back negative, but Arenado was dealing with some swelling after the game that bears watching. If Arenado has to miss time, Daniel Descalso would likely be in position to get some starts at third base. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:15p ET)
Overall Rank: 78 Position Rank: 8
% Started: 19.1 % Owned: 97.7
Adrian GonzalezLAD - 1B
News: Gonzalez (neck) has been added to the Dodgers' lineup, as he'll bat cleanup and handle first base Saturday at the Mets. (Jul 25 3:16p)
Impact: Gonzalez wasn't initially listed with the starters due to a stiff neck, but manager Don Mattingly left open the possibility that Gonzalez could earn his way into the lineup if all went well in batting practice. Lo and behold, Gonzalez will return after a one-game absence, but it remains to be seen how the ailment will impact his swing. He's hitting .464 with three home runs, five RBI, and five runs since the break. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:16p ET)
Overall Rank: 38 Position Rank: 7
% Started: 17.4 % Owned: 99.2
Anthony RendonWas - 3B, 2B
News: Rendon (quadriceps) will bat second and play second base in Saturday's game against the Pirates, William Ladson of MLB.com reports. (Jul 25 12:50p)
Impact: Rendon was reinstated off the disabled list earlier in the day and is taking the field for the first time since June 24. In fact, he's been confined to the dugout most of the season with injuries as Saturday's appearance will be just his 19th on the year. He's hitting .290 with five RBI and nine runs this season. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:50p ET)
Overall Rank: 16 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 3.1 % Owned: 76.8
Freddie FreemanAtl - 1B
News: Freeman (wrist) was activated from the 15-day DL on Saturday. (Jul 25 12:17p)
Impact: This comes as a pretty major surprise, considering that both Freeman and the Braves were said to be targeting a return next Thursday and the first baseman just played in his first rehab game with the GCL Braves on Friday. Regardless, it seems the Braves are content with the health of Freeman's wrist after he went 2-for-4 with a homer Friday. Look for Freeman to return to the No. 3 spot in the order Saturday to take on Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:17p ET)
Overall Rank: 24 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 10.2 % Owned: 95.4
Dustin PedroiaBos - 2B
News: Pedroia was placed on the 15-day disabled list after aggravating his strained hamstring, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. (Jul 25 10:34a)
Impact: The Red Sox contend that the aggravation did not come from one specific play, but from the wear and tear of playing every day. It's unclear how long he'll be on the shelf, but his move to the disabled list clears a roster spot for scheduled starter Steven Wright to be officially recalled. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:34a ET)
Overall Rank: 88 Position Rank: 7
% Started: 0.7 % Owned: 88.6
Corey DickersonCol - CF, LF
News: Dickerson (foot) was activated from the DL and is back in the lineup Friday against the Reds, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. (Jul 24 2:57p)
Impact: The 26-year-old will man left field and bat sixth against right-hander Anthony DeSclafani in his first start since June 16. Dickerson showed ample mobility and burst during his four-game rehab stint, but keep in mind that he made it less than a week after returning from his first DL stint before his plantar fasciitis flared up. It's an issue Dickerson and the team will have to manage the rest of the way. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:57p ET)
Overall Rank: 45 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 6.4 % Owned: 70.5
Zack GreinkeLAD - SP
News: Greinke (personal) will not start against the Mets on Friday due to the birth of his first child, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports. (Jul 23 2:31p)
Impact: Greinke is away from the team to be with his wife, who went into labor Thursday afternoon. The Dodgers are yet to reveal who will start in Greinke's place, but an announcement is expected in the near future. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:31p ET)
Overall Rank: 48 Position Rank: 11
% Started: 14.1 % Owned: 99.1
Mike TroutLAA - CF
News: Trout (heel) is back in the lineup Wednesday, batting third as the Angels' DH. (Jul 22 3:11p)
Impact: Heel soreness caused Trout to miss his first game of the season Tuesday, but he'll be back in the lineup Wednesday to face Mike Pelfrey and the Twins. To reduce some wear-and-tear on his sore heel, the Angels will save Trout from center field duties Wednesday and instead use Dan Robertson in the field. Trout is 1-for-4 lifetime against Pelfrey. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:11p ET)
Overall Rank: 1 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 18.4 % Owned: 99.7
Mike TroutLAA - CF
News: Trout is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins. (Jul 21 3:13p)
Impact: It's the first day out of the lineup all season for Trout, who played both games of Monday's doubleheader, one in the field and one as the designated hitter. There has nothing to suggest his absence is injury related. With Albert Pujols also getting the day off, Kole Calhoun and David Freese will serve as the No. 3 and No. 4 hitters, respectively. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:13p ET)
Overall Rank: 1 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 18.4 % Owned: 99.7
Justin UptonSD - LF
News: Upton (oblique), who is not in Monday's lineup, could miss multiple games. (Jul 20 4:07p)
Impact: Upton will sit out Monday after tweaking his oblique during Sunday's contest, and assistant general manager Josh Stein intimated that Upton will likely miss a couple of days. The team remains confident Upton will avoid a DL stint, however. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:07p ET)
Overall Rank: 37 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 8.4 % Owned: 95.4
News: McCutchen is out of the lineup Sunday against the Brewers. (Jul 19 9:46a)
Impact: McCutchen will get a regular day off after manager Clint Hurdle said he wanted to rest his center fielder. Look for McCutchen to serve as the DH Monday in Kansas City as Hurdle bundles his days away from playing in the field. Starling Marte will move over to center Sunday, while Jaff Decker gets the starting nod in left. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:46a ET)
Overall Rank: 3 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 15.9 % Owned: 99.6
Todd FrazierCin - 3B, 1B
News: Frazier was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. (Jul 19 7:54a)
Impact: Frazier will receive what has been explained as a routine day off, while Ivan De Jesus Jr. takes over at the hot corner. It will only be the second game off of the season for the 29-year-old third baseman, who is third in the NL with 25 long balls. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:54a ET)
Overall Rank: 52 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 18.2 % Owned: 99.2
Freddie FreemanAtl - 1B
News: Freeman (wrist) is not healing as the Braves had hoped, and he may not be back by the first week of August, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. (Jul 15 7:12p)
Impact: Braves President of Baseball Operations John Hart admitted Wednesday that Freeman's progress has been disappointing. The first baseman has already been out for four weeks, and it sounds as if he can be ruled out for the remainder of July. With any far-flung hopes of playoff contention likely ended by an ongoing five-game losing streak, the team doesn't have much incentive to rush its slugger back to action. The Braves may provide further details at some point within the next few days. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:12p ET)
Overall Rank: 24 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 10.2 % Owned: 95.4
Dee GordonMia - 2B
News: Gordon has been diagnosed with a dislocated left thumb, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. (Jul 11 3:43p)
Impact: There's no word on how long Gordon's thumb injury will keep him on the shelf, but this is a huge blow to the Marlins and fantasy owners. Gordon is fifth in the majors in batting average and second overall in stolen bases, making him a premier fantasy asset. There is no set timetable for Gordon's return at this point, but a dislocated right thumb in 2012 sidelined him for a considerable amount of time. More information on his status should be available following Saturday's game. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:43p ET)
Overall Rank: 69 Position Rank: 6
% Started: 1.0 % Owned: 96.3
Alex GordonKC - LF
News: Gordon, who was placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday with a Grade 3 left groin strain, is expected to miss eight weeks. (Jul 9 9:57a)
Impact: This is the timetable the Royals are offering, but considering Lorenzo Cain missed three months with the same injury in 2012, Gordon could very easily miss the rest of the regular season. Look for the Royals to trade for Gordon's replacement, while Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando fill in in left field for now. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:57a ET)
Overall Rank: 79 Position Rank: 8
% Started: 0.0 % Owned: 61.2
Alex GordonKC - LF
News: Gordon was carted off the field Wednesday after suffering an apparent leg injury, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports. (Jul 8 6:18p)
Impact: Gordon appeared to suffer the leg injury chasing down a Logan Forsythe fly ball in the fourth inning that turned into an inside-the-park home run. Given that Gordon had to leave the field on a cart, the injury appears to be serious. The Royals have not announced the nature or extent of the injury, but it looks like a DL stint could be in the offing for the All-Star left fielder. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:18p ET)
Overall Rank: 79 Position Rank: 8
% Started: 0.0 % Owned: 61.2
Kolten WongStL - 2B
News: Contrary to previous reports, Wong actually did sustain a "mild" concussion in the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports. (Jul 7 9:17p)
Impact: He will be evaluated and the Cardinals are already considering potential roster moves as Wong might be headed for the 7-day concussion DL. An update should be available Wednesday morning regarding a timetable for Wong's return, but owners may be without him until after the All-Star break. Matt Carpenter and Pete Kozma are the options to fill in at second base that are currently on the big league roster. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:17p ET)
Overall Rank: 98 Position Rank: 9
% Started: 11.5 % Owned: 90.3
Hunter PenceSF - RF
News: Pence (wrist) was activated prior to Tuesday's game and will start in right field and hit fourth against the Mets, Andrew Baggarly reports. (Jul 7 5:56p)
Impact: The Giants unveiled a lineup with Pence in the four hole earlier in the day, but they did not officially activate him until he made it through pregame activities. He should be the Giants' primary right fielder and will likely hit in the middle of the order going forward. Ryan Lollis was optioned as a corresponding move. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 5:56p ET)
Overall Rank: 39 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 15.6 % Owned: 93.3
Jacoby EllsburyNYY - CF
News: Ellsbury (knee) will be activated prior to Wednesday's game, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. (Jul 6 3:24p)
Impact: Ellsbury played in a simulated game Monday and emerged without issue, and the team is set to bring him back prior to Wednesday's matchup with Oakland. Ellsbury, who was experiencing fatigue over the weekend, has not played since May 19. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:24p ET)
Overall Rank: 28 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 13.9 % Owned: 96.6
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