Shields outpitches Bumgarner in Padres' 10-2 win vs Giants
APR 12, 12:46a ET | Bernie Wilson
Rotowire: Apr 10 / 8:43a ET
News: Arias got the start at first base for the injured Brandon Belt (groin) on Thursday, but went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the win over the Padres.
Impact: Buster Posey got the start at first (with Hector Sanchez catching) on Wednesday, and manager Bruce Bochy went back to Arias at first Thursday. It was also reported that middle-infielder, Matt Duffy, has been taking grounders at first and could start there Saturday in place of Belt (groin). So it appears as though Bochy will use a rotation of players until Belt returns (which could be as early as this weekend), and no one player will benefit greatly from a fantasy perspective.
Rotowire: Apr 8 / 5:03a ET
News: Arias saw time at first base Tuesday after Brandon Belt (groin) left in the fourth inning. He only made one trip to the plate and didn't record a hit.
Impact: Usual backup first baseman Travis Ishikawa is on the disabled list, which allowed Arias to see some time. Should Belt miss extended action, Arias could see more of a role. However, he's coming off a 2014 campaign in which he posted an on-base percentage of just .281 with 15 RBI in 193 at-bats.