A-Rod’s replacements are green in NYC
Alex Rodriguez has a slight tear of the meniscus in his right
knee and has opted to have surgery. He will be on the
disabled list for the next four to six weeks. Fantasy owners
can take a look at Eduardo Nunez and Ramiro Pena as A-Rod’s
immediate replacements at third.
Nunez had been dealing with a hamstring injury recently, but if
cleared to play is hitting .277 with 14 runs, 14 RBI, 10 stolen
bases and three home runs on the season.
Pena has only played in 13 games and is hitting .091. The
Yankees top third baseman at Triple-A Scranton is Brandon Laird.
He’s batting .267 with nine homers and 42 RBI in 83 games.
On the waiver wire, Florida’s Emilio Bonifacio and Minnesota’s
Danny Valencia look like your best available options right now.
Both are swinging a hot bat and are only owned in nine and 19
percent of all
respectively. Go snatch them up.