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Ryan Fowler

Ryan Fowler has spent the past 10 years covering and talking sports on TV and radio, in newspapers and on the web. He joined FOXSports.com as lead Fantasy Sports Editor and also acts as Digital Content Manager at WhatIfSports.com. Follow him on Twitter. Listen to his FOX Sports Team Report Podcasts on SoundCloud and iTunes

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Update 6-27: C.C. Sabathia was placed the on disabled list Wednesday morning with a strained groin and is expected to miss two starts.  Don't count on him until after the All-Star break.  The fantasy replacement options for Colby Lewis below also apply to Sabathia.

At least this injury didn't include the names Tommy, John, James and/or Andrews.

This afternoon, Colby Lewis became the latest fantasy starting pitcher to hit the 15-day disabled list.  Forearm tendonitis placed the Rangers' No. 1 pitcher on the shelf for the immediate future.  Despite losing most of the headlines to Yu Darvish and Josh Hamilton, Lewis (owned in 89 percent of all FOXSports.com fantasy baseball leagues) has put together a strong first-half resume.  He has six wins and 10 quality starts with a 3.51 ERA and 1.08 WHIP.  What's most impressive is his K:BB ratio of 90:12 - tops in MLB.

My six-pack of fantasy baseball pitching replacements for Lewis are:

  • Francisco Liriano (24.2 percent owned)
    • 2 wins / 40 K / 2.41 ERA / 0.91 WHIP
      (last 30 days)
  • Matt Moore (57.4 percent owned)
    • 3 wins / 37 K / 2.61 ERA / 1.06 WHIP (last 30 days)
  • Justin Masterson (63.1 percent owned)
    • 2 wins / 35 K / 2.83 ERA / 0/97 WHIP (last 30 days)
  • Jonathon Niese (26.0 percent owned)
    • 2 wins / 35 K / 2.48 ERA / 1.10 WHIP (last 30 days)
  • Michael Fiers (1.1 percent owned)
    • 2 wins / 31 K / 2.70 ERA / 1.11 WHIP (last 30 days)
  • A.J. Burnett (50.8 percent owned)
    • 5 wins / 23 K / 1.97 ERA / 1.09 WHIP (last 30 days)

For more fantasy baseball news and notes, follow Ryan Fowler on Twitter @FOXSportsFowler.

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