Emilio Bonifacio has nine hits and three stolen bases in two games for the Cubs. If Bonifacio can hit enough to stay in the lineup, he’ll easily be among the league leaders in steals.
Wednesday’s streaming starter picks worked out well, as neither Scott Kazmir nor Charlie Morton gave up a run. Today’s selection is Jose Quintana (owned in 14.4 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) versus the Twins, while Friday’s option is Oakland’s Dan Straily (21.6 percent owned) against the Mariners.
The Reds hope to activate RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) early next week, and manager Bryan Price says that Broxton will close when he returns. The Reds will use a committee until then, so you can prepare to unload all that J.J. Hoover stock you bought.
Wondering when Astros OF prospect George Springer will get called up? You’ll probably be waiting until at least late May.
Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins threw 36 pitches on the way to his save last night, while Oakland’s Jim Johnson threw 29 while blowing his chance. Look for Rex Brothers and (probably) Sean Doolittle, respectively, to get the save opportunities for those teams today.