Jordy Mercer scratched with back tightness
Evan Gattis sidelined indefinitely with illness
"I really don’t know," manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday. "We will let the doctors and people who are looking at him decide when, where. But hopefully (it’s) soon."
Gattis started to feel sick on Sept. 7, and although the team reported last Wednesday that he was feeling better, he hasn't seen any action since the first day of his sickness. Gattis has hit .270/.325/.507 with 22 home runs and 52 RBI in 359 at-bats.
John Lackey throws bullpen Tuesday, in line for Friday start
Lackey's last scheduled start was skipped due to a case of dead arm. He owns a 3.97 ERA and 151:43 K:BB ratio in 183 2/3 innings but has struggled since joining the Cardinals.
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Rafael Soriano helps Drew Storen's chances
While he entered in the ninth inning with the Nationals up by four -- sort of the closest thing to a save situation without being a save situation -- he needed
Manager Matt Williams recently said that having Soriano reclaim the closer role would be his best-case scenario, but as I wrote in the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, that scenario seems less likely now.
Frankly, I'd have no reservations about starting Storen in Fantasy, as good as he's been in the role.
Adeiny Hechavarria out of lineup Tuesday
Diamondbacks tab Andrew Chafin for Wednesday start
Chafin, who was called up Monday, has made one start for the Diamondbacks, tossing five scoreelss innings against the Indians on Aug. 13.
White Sox announce weekend rotation plans
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Digging a little deeper on Jacob deGrom
While some baseball fans probably hadn't heard of
But is he really that good? Understand I'm not being literal here. Only a handful of pitchers in baseball history have been that good over a full season. But is deGrom really a strikeout-per-inning, top-30 type with the potential, maybe, to pitch like an ace? I'm starting to believe he is.
I won't spoil it here, but when I took a deeper look at deGrom's last 14 starts -- or really, his season as a whole -- in the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, I liked what I saw. In terms of swinging strike percentage, he's in elite company, and his velocity speaks for itself.
Plus, he throws strikes, keeps the ball in the yard, basically does everything that makes for a successful pitcher even apart from the strikeout rate. I don't think it's a stretch to say he could be next year's Corey Kluber.
Shin-Soo Choo to undergo ankle surgery Wednesday
Choo won't begin his running program for six-to-eight weeks while recovering from the surgery. He was ruled out for the season in August due to bone spurs in his elbow.
Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton back in lineup Tuesday
Pujols left Monday's game with a hamstring injury, but it won't cost him any time. Hamilton, who will be the team's designated hitter Tuesday, has been out since Sept. 4 while recovering from a right shoulder injury.
From Jacob deGrom's record-tying performance to Jarred Cosart's continued dominance to Anthony Rizzo's dramatic return to the ice cream sandwich incident's anticlimactic conclusion, Scott White weighs in on Monday's action.
The latest installment in our series on enigmatic players focuses on the Braves' inconsistent, but promising, outfielder.
Drew Storen has been lights-out in place of Rafael Soriano so far, but can you count on him in Fantasy?
There may not be any player more enigmatic than Clay Buchholz, and he kicks off a series on assessing players who have been among the hardest to assess.
These starting pitchers may not be the most advisable down the stretch, but they're certainly improving their stock for 2015.