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Hit Parade for Week 18

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All stats are updated through Wednesday, July 24.

Catcher

Most Added Hitters (as of 7/26)
Player Name % change
1. Junior Lake, OF, Cubs 29
2. Christian Yelich, OF, Marlins 28
3. Marlon Byrd, OF, Mets 20
4. Carlos Quentin, OF, Padres 11
5. Justin Smoak, 1B, Mariners 10
6. Kelly Johnson, OF, Rays 9
7. Jonathan Villar, SS, Astros 9
8. Andre Ethier, OF, Dodgers 7
9. Luke Scott, DH, Rays 6
10. Jake Marisnick, OF, Marlins 6
Miguel Montero has been out since Monday with inflammation in his back, and though he isn't expected to go on the DL, he might not be quite 100 percent heading into Fantasy Week 18 (July 29-Aug. 4). Considering he's been a colossal disappointment this season, batting just .226, this injury gives you all the incentive you need to sit him even with him showing small signs of improvement recently. The Diamondbacks don't have the greatest matchups this week anyway, facing David Price, Yu Darvish and Jon Lester in a six-game span.
Worth a second look: Evan Gattis, Braves
Sure enough, Gattis has gotten to play virtually every day in the outfield with B.J. Upton sidelined by a strained adductor, and with Upton showing no clear signs of returning, Gattis has a good chance of playing all seven of the Braves' games this week. That's reason enough to start a player with his power potential at the weak catcher position. The four lefties -- against whom he's batting .314 with a .987 OPS -- and favorable matchups against the Rockies and Phillies rotations are just icing on the cake.
Approach with caution: Wilson Ramos, Nationals
Ramos has been a nice find off the waiver recently, batting .327 (16 for 49) with three homers in 14 games since returning from the DL to become the Nationals' primary catcher July 4. But the Nationals are one of four teams playing only five games this week, and three of them are against Anibal Sanchez, Justin Verlander and Kyle Lohse. He's not an automatic sit because of it, but you'll want to prioritize other catchers over him.

No-brainers: Buster Posey, Joe Mauer, Carlos Santana, Yadier Molina, Mike Napoli, Matt Wieters, Brian McCann, Jonathan Lucroy
Advisable starts: Evan Gattis, Salvador Perez, Russell Martin, A.J. Pierzynski, Jason Castro, Wilin Rosario
Shaky starts: J.P. Arencibia, Mike Zunino, Ryan Doumit, Wilson Ramos, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Miguel Montero (back), John Buck, Nick Hundley, A.J. Ellis
Strictly AL/NL-only: John Jaso (head), Carlos Ruiz, Josh Phegley, Devin Mesoraco, Dioner Navarro, Alex Avila, Chris Stewart, Yan Gomes, Derek Norris
Don't bother: Hank Conger, Chris Iannetta, Welington Castillo, Ryan Hanigan (wrist), Erik Kratz, Jose Lobaton, Rob Brantly, Geovany Soto, Tyler Flowers, Kurt Suzuki, Francisco Cervelli (hand), Travis d'Arnaud, Jesus Montero

First base

The few players who qualify only at DH now appear alongside the first basemen so that their owners might have some context for how to approach them this week. If you see an asterisk (*) next to a player's name, it means he's DH-only and not a legitimate first baseman.

After looking like he was finally ready to make good on his potential when he first came off the DL in early June, Logan Morrison has fallen into a rut, batting .147 (5 for 34) with just one extra-base hit in his last nine games. And perhaps in part because of that, the Marlins have resorted to platooning him, sitting him in five of their last six vs. lefties. It won't make much of a difference this week, with six righties on the schedule, but it certainly limits his value going forward.
Worth a second look: Adam Lind, Blue Jays
Lind hasn't been especially productive lately. He went on a doubles binge just before the All-Star break but is 3 for 20 (.150) in six games since. A week on the road -- where he has a .921 OPS -- should help him get back on track, especially since six of the seven pitchers on tap are right-handed. He's batting .302 with a .903 OPS against righties this season.
Approach with caution: Daniel Nava, Red Sox
Though he's a switch-hitter, Nava has taken to sitting against lefties recently, which isn't too surprising considering he's batting .224 with a .606 OPS against them this year. The problem is the Red Sox have three on tap in their six games this week -- including Patrick Corbin -- and of the three righties they face, two are All-Stars in Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez. You shouldn't expect much production from Nava even in the games he does play.

No-brainers: Joey Votto, Paul Goldschmidt, Edwin Encarnacion, Chris Davis, Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter, Prince Fielder, Buster Posey, Adrian Gonzalez, Albert Pujols, David Ortiz*, Freddie Freeman, Michael Cuddyer
Advisable starts: Mark Trumbo, Anthony Rizzo, Joe Mauer, Eric Hosmer, Carlos Santana, Billy Butler, Mike Napoli, Adam Dunn, Kendrys Morales, Victor Martinez, Justin Smoak, Adam Lind, Daniel Murphy
Shaky starts: Adam LaRoche, Nick Swisher, Brandon Belt, Justin Morneau, Yonder Alonso, Logan Morrison, Mitch Moreland, Todd Frazier, Michael Morse (quadriceps), James Loney, Daniel Nava, Michael Young
Strictly AL/NL-only: Paul Konerko, Chris Johnson, Garrett Jones, Matt Adams, Brandon Moss, Mark Reynolds, Lyle Overbay, Ike Davis, Darin Ruf, Chris Carter, Brett Wallace, Juan Francisco, John Mayberry, Todd Helton
Don't bother: Travis Hafner*, Josh Satin, Gaby Sanchez, Matt Tuiasosopo, Yan Gomes, Mike Carp, Joey Terdoslavich, Jeff Keppinger, Jordan Pacheco, Nate Freiman, Lance Berkman (back), Ryan Howard (knee), Kyle Blanks (Achilles), Kevin Youkilis (back), Lucas Duda (side), Mike Olt, Jonathan Singleton

Second base

Best Five Hitting Schedules
Team Schedule
1. Mets @MIA4, KC3
2. Braves COL4, @PHI3
3. Orioles HOU3, SEA3
4. Pirates STL5, COL3
5. Royals @MIN3, @NYM3
After sitting out 2 1/2 weeks with a strained oblique, the Pirates' Neil Walker returned to the lineup Tuesday. He hasn't contributed much yet, and considering he's normally just an iffy mixed-league option anyway, you don't have much incentive to force him into your lineup. But the Pirates are one of three teams playing eight games this week, and considering seven are against right-handers, he's not such a bad option.
Worth a second look: Dan Uggla, Braves
Walker isn't quite the play Uggla is right now, though. With two homers since the All-Star break, the Braves second baseman now has seven in his last 20 games, making him plenty productive at a weak position even with a .203 batting average during that stretch. Of course, the power surge has to end eventually, but I'm betting it won't this week against pitchers like Juan Nicasio, Drew Pomeranz, Jonathan Pettibone and John Lannan.
Approach with caution: Kelly Johnson, Rays
With a .375 (12 for 32) batting average and four home runs in his last nine games, Johnson does seem to be heating up again, continuing an up-and-down tendency that contributed to him hitting .299 with 10 homers in his first 44 games and .132 (12 for 91) with one homer in his next 27. But he's not back to starting against lefties, and unfortunately, that's what the Rays are facing in three of their five games this week. Continue to avoid him.

No-brainers: Robinson Cano, Jason Kipnis, Dustin Pedroia, Ian Kinsler, Matt Carpenter, Brandon Phillips, Chase Utley, Ben Zobrist
Advisable starts: Dan Uggla, Jose Altuve, Martin Prado, Howie Kendrick, Daniel Murphy, Brad Miller
Shaky starts: Brett Lawrie, Nick Franklin, Neil Walker, Aaron Hill, Jed Lowrie, Jedd Gyorko, Anthony Rendon, Rickie Weeks, Marco Scutaro, Brian Roberts, Gordon Beckham (thumb)
Strictly AL/NL-only: Brian Dozier, Darwin Barney, Kelly Johnson, Omar Infante (shin), Mark Ellis, DJ LeMahieu, Jurickson Profar, Dustin Ackley, Emilio Bonifacio, Alexi Amarista, Maicer Izturis, Eric Sogard, Donovan Solano
Don't bother: Jordy Mercer, Omar Quintanilla, Mike Aviles, Logan Forsythe, Daniel Descalso, Jeff Keppinger, Chris Getz, Kolten Wong, Jemile Weeks, Danny Espinosa, Josh Rutledge, Derek Dietrich

Third base

Even though Miguel Cabrera has already missed three straight games with a sore hip flexor, the Tigers say they'll continue to play it safe with him. They haven't ruled out a Friday return, but if the weekend comes and goes without him getting an at-bat, you'll have a difficult decision to make with the best hitter in Fantasy, especially given the Tigers' tough matchups in the upcoming five-game week. Most likely, unless you just happen to have an advisable start wasting away on your bench, you'll stick with him.
Worth a second look: Mike Moustakas, Royals
While Eric Hosmer has been the bigger beneficiary of the Royals' change in hitting coach, Moustakas has shown improvement since late May as well, batting .313 (30 for 96) with three homers, eight doubles and an .843 OPS over his last 27 games. It's not enough to make him a trustworthy option in mixed leagues, but in a week the Royals are facing pitchers like Mike Pelfrey, Kevin Correia, Scott Diamond, Carlos Torres and Jeremy Hefner, he'll probably do some damage.
Approach with caution: Mark Reynolds, Indians
After a tremendous start to the season, Reynolds is batting just .175 (37 for 212) with four homers since May 10, but that's not the worst thing going for him this week. With the DH spot unavailable for the Indians' three games in Miami, Reynolds figures to be the odd man out. That might be reason enough for even AL-only owners to stay away.

No-brainers: Edwin Encarnacion, David Wright, Adrian Beltre, Hanley Ramirez, Matt Carpenter, Josh Donaldson, Kyle Seager, Evan Longoria
Advisable starts: Miguel Cabrera (hip), Ryan Zimmerman, Manny Machado, Pedro Alvarez, Martin Prado, Chase Headley, Pablo Sandoval
Shaky starts: Brett Lawrie, Mike Moustakas, Jedd Gyorko, Anthony Rendon, David Freese, Todd Frazier, Michael Young, Nolan Arenado
Strictly AL/NL-only: Trevor Plouffe, Chris Johnson, Lonnie Chisenhall, Mark Reynolds, Kelly Johnson, Juan Francisco, Jurickson Profar, Luis Valbuena, Alberto Callaspo, Jose Iglesias, Adeiny Hechavarria, Brett Wallace, Matt Dominguez, Alexi Amarista, Maicer Izturis, Conor Gillaspie
Don't bother: Eric Chavez, Mike Aviles, Daniel Descalso, Jeff Keppinger, Placido Polanco, Jordan Pacheco, Aramis Ramirez (knee), Kevin Youkilis (back), Alex Rodriguez (hip), Wilson Betemit (knee), Will Middlebrooks, Nick Castellanos

Shortstop

Worst Five Hitting Schedules
Team Schedule
1. Tigers WAS2, CHW3
2. White Sox @CLE4, @DET3
3. Red Sox SEA3, ARI3
4. Diamondbacks @TB2, @TEX1, @BOS3
5. Rockies @ATL4, @PIT3
Junior Lake isn't playing shortstop for the Cubs, but he's eligible there in Fantasy. And with a .519 (14 for 27) batting average and two home runs in six games, he's off to a great start in the big leagues. He doesn't have the pedigree to maintain anywhere close to that pace and, in the end, will probably settle into being an NL-only option. But at a weak position, no one would blame you for riding the hot hand, especially with eight games on tap for the Cubs this week.
Worth a second look: Andrelton Simmons, Braves
Good week to be a Braves fan, huh? It just so happens that some of their fringier players are hot heading into a week of favorable matchups, and Simmons is no exception. The recent power surge is a little unexpected, but you'll take what you can get at shortstop. Against Juan Nicasio, Tyler Chatwood, Drew Pomeranz, Jonathan Pettibone and John Lannan this week, he's likely to sprinkle in some singles and doubles.
Approach with caution: Jhonny Peralta, Tigers
For now, Peralta is still batting over .300, but his track record suggests a downfall is coming as long as he keeps striking out at his current rate. Even if he manages to continue the hot hitting against Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Hector Santiago and Jake Peavy this week -- which seems unlikely -- the five-game schedule figures to mute his production.

No-brainers: Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Troy Tulowitzki, Jean Segura, Ian Desmond, Ben Zobrist
Advisable starts: Starlin Castro, J.J. Hardy, Everth Cabrera, Asdrubal Cabrera, Elvis Andrus, Brad Miller, Andrelton Simmons
Shaky starts: Junior Lake, Nick Franklin, Jed Lowrie, Alexei Ramirez, Jimmy Rollins, Alcides Escobar, Jhonny Peralta, Marco Scutaro, Erick Aybar, Derek Jeter (quadriceps)
Strictly AL/NL-only: Zack Cozart (hip), Didi Gregorius, Brian Dozier, Yunel Escobar, Jurickson Profar, Brandon Crawford, Stephen Drew, Adeiny Hechavarria, Eduardo Nunez, Maicer Izturis, Eric Sogard
Don't bother: Jordy Mercer, Pete Kozma, Omar Quintanilla, Mike Aviles, Daniel Descalso, Pedro Florimon, Josh Rutledge, Derek Dietrich, Danny Espinosa, Dee Gordon, Billy Hamilton

Outfield

Matt Holliday, who has been out since before the All-Star break with a strained hamstring, completed a series of running drills Tuesday and says he has no restrictions, which makes him a near lock to return when first eligible Saturday. Fortunately, he'll have a chance to prove his health before you have to activate him, but right now, he looks like an advisable start. Curtis Granderson's situation is a little more up in the air. He was set to begin a rehab assignment Thursday, but considering he's been out since May 24 with a broken pinkie, it figures to be a lengthy one. Maybe he'll return before the end of Fantasy Week 18 (July 29-Aug. 4), but you clearly shouldn't bank on it.
Worth a second look: Christian Yelich, Marlins and Nate Schierholtz, Cubs
Yelich is the latest of the minor leagues' best to arrive in the big leagues, and though no one can say for sure if his talents will translate right away, his 3-for-4 performance Wednesday was obviously a good sign. Though billed as a future batting title contender, he hit only .275 between three stops in the minors this year, but most of his issues were against left-handed pitchers. Unless he bombs over the weekend, he's worthy of getting the benefit of the doubt in a week the Marlins are facing six righties. Schierholtz still isn't an everyday player, which makes him an iffy start in standard mixed leagues, but by homering both Tuesday and Wednesday, he showed he's over the 7-for-50 (.140) slump that ended his first half. Plus, with the Cubs playing eight games this week, he figures to come close to a full workload even with three lefties on tap.
Approach with caution: Torii Hunter, Tigers and Leonys Martin, Rangers
Even though he offers minimal power and no speed at this stage of his career, Hunter has remained a productive Fantasy option in part because he's been able to put together streaks like this latest 18-game stretch in which he has hit .372 (29 for 78) with five homers and a 1.048 OPS. Can't expect him to keep that up much longer, can you? His matchups in a short five-game week against Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Hector Santiago and Jake Peavy should be enough to cool him off. Though Martin hasn't exactly gone back to platooning since Craig Gentry returned from the DL July 19, he has sat in favor of Gentry a couple times. The timeshare isn't as predictable as it was before, which makes Martin a risky option in mixed leagues even with the Rangers facing mostly righties this week. Considering Martin is 2 for 21 (.095) over his last seven games, you'd probably want to avoid him regardless.

No-brainers: Mike Trout, Andrew McCutchen, Chris Davis, Carlos Gonzalez, Jose Bautista, Jacoby Ellsbury, Allen Craig, Adam Jones, Matt Carpenter, Jay Bruce, Carlos Beltran, Shin-Soo Choo, Giancarlo Stanton, Carlos Gomez, Nelson Cruz, Yasiel Puig, Bryce Harper, Desmond Jennings, Michael Cuddyer, Starling Marte, Justin Upton, Hunter Pence
Advisable starts: Mark Trumbo, Nick Markakis, Alex Gordon, Ben Zobrist, Alex Rios, Matt Holliday (hamstring), Josh Hamilton (ankle), Jason Heyward, Wil Myers, Jayson Werth, Dexter Fowler, Yoenis Cespedes, Shane Victorino, Austin Jackson, Alejandro De Aza, Martin Prado, Brett Gardner, Norichika Aoki, Christian Yelich, Coco Crisp
Shaky starts: Raul Ibanez, Alfonso Soriano, Marlon Byrd, Nate McLouth, Nick Swisher, Michael Brantley, Evan Gattis, Torii Hunter, Carlos Quentin, Michael Bourn, Logan Morrison, Adam Eaton, Ichiro Suzuki, Andre Ethier, Michael Morse (quadriceps), Carl Crawford, Nate Schierholtz, Junior Lake, Melky Cabrera, Colby Rasmus, Domonic Brown (concussion), Gerardo Parra, Daniel Nava, Leonys Martin, Josh Reddick, Denard Span, Ryan Doumit, Luke Scott
Strictly AL/NL-only: Eric Young (knee), Garrett Jones, Dayan Viciedo, Henry Urrutia, Jose Tabata (forearm), Michael Saunders, David DeJesus, David Murphy, Jake Marisnick, Darin Ruf, Brandon Moss, Aaron Hicks, Curtis Granderson (hand), Drew Stubbs, Chris Carter, Lorenzo Cain, Jon Jay, Will Venable, Seth Smith, John Mayberry, Cody Ross, Delmon Young, Matt Joyce, Kelly Johnson, A.J. Pollock, Dustin Ackley, Rajai Davis, J.B. Shuck, Gregor Blanco, Justin Ruggiano, Jason Kubel, Logan Schafer, Alexi Amarista, J.D. Martinez (back), David Lough, Emilio Bonifacio, Justin Maxwell (concussion), Vernon Wells, Jonny Gomes, Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring), Andy Dirks, Chris Denorfia, Chris Young, Jeff Francoeur, Brandon Barnes (calf)
Don't bother: Mike Aviles, Jarrod Dyson, Mike Carp, Juan Pierre, Matt Kemp (ankle), Angel Pagan (hamstring), Ben Revere (foot), B.J. Upton (adductor), Lucas Duda (side), Josh Willingham (knee), Zoilo Almonte (ankle), Peter Bourjos (wrist), Kyle Blanks (Achilles), Ryan Ludwick (shoulder), Cameron Maybin (knee), Darin Mastroianni (ankle), Oswaldo Arcia, Oscar Taveras, George Springer, Jackie Bradley, Avisail Garcia, Anthony Gose

The Hit Parade is your guide to setting your lineup for the upcoming scoring period. Looking at matchups for the week ahead and considering other factors such as streaks, injuries and lineup changes, we sort all Fantasy-relevant hitters at each position into five categories: "no-brainers," "advisable starts," "shaky starts," "strictly AL/NL-only" and "don't bother."

These designations rate each player's Fantasy value for the current week only and have no bearing on his value for the season as a whole. Injuries are shown in parentheses.

Any players not appearing on these lists are presumed to be below "don't bother" status and are obvious sits in Fantasy.

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Player News
Athletics' Sean Doolittle returns to disabled list
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5:22 pm ET) Four days after he was activated from the disabled list, Athletics reliever Sean Doolittle has been placed back on the 15-day DL. 

Doolittle was uncomfortable playing catch on Friday and didn't participate in fielding practice with the other pitchers, per MLB.com

He was disabled with a left shoulder strain. 

Angel Castro was recalled from Triple-A Nashville to replace him. Castro was 0-1 with one save and a 3.60 ERA at Nashville. 


Blue Jays INF Steve Tolleson (groin) likely headed to 15-day DL
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:20 pm ET) Blue Jays infielder Steve Tolleson was not available for Saturday's game against the Twins. Tolleson, who has been bothered by a groin injury over the last few games, is reportedly heading to the disabled list. The team is expected to call up infielder Munenori Kawasaki, according to SportsNet.

Tolleson attempted to take ground balls at shortstop prior to Saturday's contest, but it was to move from side-to-side. He will undergo an MRI before determining if a DL stint will be necessary.

Tolleson is batting .268/.333/.439 in 41 at-bats this season.


Twins SP Kyle Gibson gets no-decision in victory on Saturday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:14 pm ET) Twins starter Kyle Gibson finished one out shy of posting his second consecutive quality start in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays. Gibson pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on eight hits, including a solo home run to Kevin Pillar in the fourth inning. Gibson struggled with his command a bit, as he walked four and struck out three, throwing just 58 of his 103 pitches for strikes.

His defense didn't do him any favors either, as an error in the sixth inning led to an unearned run. Gibson (4-3) took a no-decision on Satuday, as the Twins took the lead in the bottom of the seventh.

He'll look to get back in the win column when he makes his next start Thursday in Boston.


Rockies prospect Kyle Freeland sidelined with shoulder issue
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5:13 pm ET) The Rockies' first-round pick in last season's draft, pitcher Kyle Freeland , has been sidelined all season with arm issues. 

Freeland was the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft. He had a procedure to have bone chips removed from his arm, and more recently, he's been sidelined with shoulder fatigue. 

Freeland began playing catch this week, director of player development Zach Wilson said. 

"He’s doing very well. He’s making strides every day,” Wilson said, per the Denver Post. “He’s steadily improving. Nothing got worse. It wasn’t a major issue, we just want to make sure he gets right


Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez allows two runs in no-decision
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5:07 pm ET) Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez took a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Twins. The young right-hander pitched well, limiting the Twins to just two runs on seven hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out five, as his ERA dropped to 3.88.

Sanchez served up a solo home run to Chris Herrmann in the third inning, and then gave up a run-scoring double to Trevor Plouffe in the fourth. 

After a rough beginning to the season, Sanchez has now tossed three straight quality starts for the Blue Jays. He'll look to get back in the win column in his next start, scheduled for Friday at home against the Astros.


Brewers OF Khris Davis leaves Saturday with undisclosed injury
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5:06 pm ET) Brewers left fielder Khris Davis was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks with knee sorenesss, the team announced.

Davis left after an awkward final swing in the first inning and was replaced by Gerardo Parra in left. Davis is hitting .250 with 16 RBI in 148 at-bats this season.


Juan Lagares playing through pain for Mets
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5:01 pm ET) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is playing through two different injuries, but he remains in the team's lineup.

Lagares has a rib injury that is causing him pain, but it shouldn't get aggravated by him staying in the lineup. He also has an elbow injury that has bothered him since spring training. 

"He's not going to get worse," manager Terry Collins said, per NJ.com. "That's the one thing we know. This rib issue is not going to get worse. They said it's going to gradually get better as you move into the season. If you can play through the discomfort and the symptoms of it all, you'll be OK. He's tried to. The biggest issue is more the elbow than anything else. Because he's made some throws, some big throws lately. That's what we're trying to monitor."


Rockies pitching prospect Joel Freeland dealing with injuries
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:59 pm ET) Rockies pitching prospect and 2014 first-round pick Kyle Freeland has been sidelined this season with shoulder fatigue and minor surgery to remove bone chips in his arm, per the Denver Post.

He began throwing and playing catch this week.

Freeland signed last year for $2.3 million, a bit under his slot in part due to rumors of past elbow issues.


Report: Giants to grant release Saturday to SP Kevin Correia
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:53 pm ET) Veteran pitcher Kevin Correia, who has a June 1 opt-out with the Giants, is expected to be granted his release Saturday, per ESPN.

He had been dispatched to Triple-A Sacramento on May 1.

The 13-year veteran has not pitched in the majors this season. He had four solid years as a starter from 2009 to 2012.


Blue Jays veteran Maicer Izturis had tear in right shoulder
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:40 pm ET) Second baseman Maicer Izturis has a tear in his right shoulder that will be examined again before the Blue Jays determine the extent of the injury and how long he will be sidelined, per MLB.com.

Izturis sustained the injury while diving after a ball in a May 23 rehab game.

He has had 11 stints on the disabled list in 11 years. He appeared in just 11 games last year because of a torn ligament in his left knee.

Izturis appeared destined to earn the second base job with the Jays in spring training this season, but he strained a groin. He was on a rehab assignment for that when he suffered the latest setback.


 
 
 
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