Fantasy Baseball Buzz: Yanks’ Robertson to DL
Yankees closer David Robertson has been placed on the DL with a mild groin strain. Robertson thinks he’ll be back after the 15-day minimum, and that sounds like a plausible scenario. Shawn Kelley (owned in 4.3 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) saved Monday’s win for the Yankees, and looks to be the fill-in. Grab him if you’re playing the free-agent closer game.
On to the rest of the news:
Rays SP Matt Moore left Monday’s game due to elbow soreness. The Rays don’t seem to think it’s serious, but we’ll know more after an MRI today.
The Reds activated C Devin Mesoraco (oblique) from the DL yesterday, and expect to do the same with RP Jonathan Broxton (knee) today. Broxton will assume the closer’s role shortly – or even immediately – and can be picked up in all formats. He’s owned in 3.1 percent of FOXSports.com leagues.
On a related note, a guy in one of my leagues (and a regular reader of this blog) spent 55 percent of his FAAB budget on J.J. Hoover two weeks ago. That’s gonna hurt.
Dodgers C A.J. Ellis will have knee surgery and miss at least a month. Tim Federowicz will be called up from Triple A to take over the catching duties in L.A., and while his playing time should make him useful in NL-only leagues, he won’t help anyone else.
In other Dodger news, Yasiel Puig’s status for tonight is TBD. I wouldn’t start Puig in a daily lineup league until I knew he was playing.
Streaming starters: Jarred Cosart didn’t work out yesterday, so we’re down to 5-3 for the season. Today’s pick is Tyson Ross (15.5 percent owned) at Cleveland, while Wednesday’s selection is Washington’s Tanner Roark (11.1 percent owned) at home against the Marlins.
A’s OF Coco Crisp was out of the lineup Monday due to a wrist injury, but he should be back soon. The A’s outfield is in a bit of flux with Craig Gentry coming off the DL on Friday, and the San Francisco Chronicle reports that a Josh Reddick demotion could be in the cards.
Royals 2B Omar Infante suffered a sprained jaw and got some stitches upon being struck by a pitch Monday night. Infante’s prognosis is TBD, but the team doesn’t seem to think he’ll miss a lot of time.
Here’s an article detailing all the options the Mets have at closer, with Jose Valverde being first in line.
See you back here tomorrow morning.