MLB Quick Hits: Rockies' Dickerson back to DL

BY John Halpin • June 18, 2015

Rockies OF Corey Dickerson, who returned to the lineup a week ago after a three-week DL stint, is on the shelf again due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The Denver Post reports that there is "no timeline for Dickerson's return," but notes that surgery is "off the table" for now. This is an injury that can linger, which is exactly what it's doing with Dickerson. Look for Brandon Barnes to get more playing time while Dickerson is out.

In other news ...

Astros 2B Jose Altuve left Wednesday's game after reaggravating a hamstring injury. The team doesn't seem to think the issue is serious, but Altuve won't play today.

Cubs' rookie Kyle Schwarber had four hits with three runs scored and two RBI in his first start as a big leaguer. Just remember that he's heading back to the minors next week.

Braves 1B Freddie Freeman won't play today due to a wrist injury. Hopefully, he'll be back in there on Friday. In other Braves' news, SP Mike Foltynewicz has been sent to the minors after a few rough starts.

Stephen Strasburg had a solid rehab start on Wednesday. He'll probably come off the DL early next week.

Padres OF Wil Myers will have wrist surgery and miss another eight weeks. Will Venable figures to get most of Myers' at bats.

Pirates OF Starling Marte left Wednesday's game with some ankle discomfort, but it sounds minor. 

Five afternoon games are on today's schedule, starting with Orioles-Phillies at 1:05 p.m. ET. Set your lineups accordingly.

Mariners RP Fernando Rodney is "moving closer to reclaiming his former role," according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Hang on for now, Carson Smith owners, as this isn't a done deal yet.

Marlins SP Jose Fernandez was lights out in an A-ball rehab start on Wednesday. He's still targeting a July 2 return.

Every streaming starter recommendation should pitch as well as Jesse Chavez did on Wednesday, right? Jaime Garcia (owned in 41.2 percent of leagues) at Minnesota is the only sub-50% option that makes sense today. Sorry if you can't get him, but the lower-owned alternatives aren't good.

DFS advice (based on 50/50 games, night games only, salaries from DraftKings): Gerrit Cole ($10,200, @CWS) is the best starter on the board, but Greinke, Archer and Salazar are strong as well. Greinke ($9,900, vs. TEX) is by far the biggest favorite at -210 ... I'll probably pay for pitching tonight, but if you want to save, Seattle's Mike Montgomery ($5,400, vs. SF) is the best of some unappealing choices ... Giancarlo Stanton is probably worth $25K against CC Sabathia, but costs only $5,700 ... Marlins 2B Jeff Baker exists to hit LHP (.374 career wOBA), and is only $2,700 ... If you want to stack Marlins against Sabathia, also consider Marcell Ozuna ($3,800), J.T. Realmuto ($3,500) and Adeiny Hechavarria ($3,400) ...  Adam Lind ($4,000) is a strong 1B play against the terrible Jeremy Guthrie ... As good as Greinke is, Joey Gallo's price ($3,200) is pretty, pretty good. Kyle Seager ($3,700) is a more stable hot corner option ... Bustet Posey ($4,300) is the obvious play at catcher; Realmuto and Kyle Schwarber ($2,800) are more budget-friendly players.

See you back here tomorrow morning.

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