Fantasy Baseball Buzz: Puig day to day with thumb injury
APR 07, 2014 6:11a ET
Never, ever slide head first into into first base, kids. Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig hurt his left thumb doing that on Saturday, suffering a strained ligament. The Dodgers think it seems "more like a day-to-day thing than a DL thing," according to manager Don Mattingly, but we should know more today.
On to the rest of the news:
Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira is on the DL with a hamstring injury; we should get a clearer prognosis today or tomorrow on the length of Teixeira's absence. Kelly Johnson might earn some fantasy 1B eligibility soon, as he's been the initial replacement.
Yu Darvish made his first start of the season on Sunday, and was pretty terrific, as usual.
Streaming starters: Weekend picks Dan Straily (good enough), Rick Porcello (pretty good) and Nathan Eovaldi (solid, and already becoming a blog favorite) raised our record to 5-2. That's not bad, right?
Today's streaming pick from a limited selection (excuse alert!) is Jarred Cosart (owned in 2.8 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) against the Angels, while Tuesday's selection is Tyson Ross (15.1 percent owned) at Cleveland.
Pirates SP prospect Jameson Taillon will have Tommy John surgery and miss the season.
The Twins are hoping that OF Oswaldo Arcia (wrist) is ready to play by Wednesday; if not, he'll go on the DL. Bench Arcia this week if that's an option. Josh Willingham is also nursing a wrist injury after getting hit by a pitch, but it doesn't sound serious.
The Dodgers are hoping that Josh Beckett can return for a Wednesday start.
See you back here tomorrow morning.