Derek Holland hasn't been informed when he'll begin a rehab assignment
Masahiro Tanaka to miss at least six weeks with partially torn UCL
After visiting three different doctors,
Jedd Gyorko begins running
Gyorko is recovering from plantar fasciitis. He's still expected to be a few weeks away from a return. Gyorko is hitting .162/.213/.270 over 204 at-bats.
Marco Estrada moving to the bullpen
The Brewers called up pitcher Jimmy Nelson from Triple-A Thursday, and announced he would start in Estrada's place Saturday against the Cardinals. Over 107 innings, Estrada has a 4.96 ERA. He's given up 27 home runs through 18 starts.
Jimmy Nelson to start Saturday
Nelson was called up Thursday after the team placed Wei-Chung Wang on the disabled list. Nelson will take Marco Estrada's spot in the team's rotation. Estrada will shift to the bullpen. Nelson has a 1.46 ERA over 111 innings in Triple-A.
Cliff Lee to be transferred to the 60-day disabled list
Lee is eligible to come off the DL July 18, and is expected to pitch July 19, so the move is just temporary so that the team can put another player on the 40-man roster. Lee is currently rehabbing after an elbow injury. He posted a 3.18 ERA over 68 innings prior to the injury.
Jimmy Nelson gets the call Thursday
Nelson will take the roster spot of Wei-Chung Wang, who hit the disabled list. It's unclear whether Nelson will pitch out of the rotation or the bullpen. Nelson has been rumored to be a candidate to replace Marco Estrada in the team's rotation, but they haven't announced the move yet. Nelson has a 1.46 ERA over 111 innings in Triple-A.
Wei-Chung Wang hits disabled list with shoulder issue
Wang has struggled this season, posting an 11.12 ERA over 17 innings. He gave up two earned runs over one inning of work Thursday, which likely led to his placement on the disabled list.
Joe Mauer unlikely to return immediately after the break
Mauer is sidelined with an oblique injury, and there's a sense he could need some rehab games before he's ready to return. Mauer doesn't have an exact timetable for a return just yet. He's hitting .271/.342/.353 over 303 at-bats.
Andrew Miller picks up relief win in extras
This season, C.J. Wilson has walked a tightrope with extreme control issues, and it provides a cautionary tale for him and a few other pitchers.
Yadier Molina is set to miss 8-12 weeks following thumb surgery. How will Fantasy owners replace him?
Just how hot are Jake Arrieta, J.D. Martinez, Jesse Hahn, Steve Pearce, Chris Young, Kevin Kiermaier (hot, really?), Chris Coghlan and Tim Lincecum? Play along and find out.
Mark Trumbo will soon rejoin the Diamondbacks after months on the disabled list. Fantasy owners savvy enough to acquire him will be adding a second-half difference maker.
Jose Abreu has flashed elite power skills over his first half-season in the majors. Should Fantasy owners buy this level of power moving forward?
July 10, 2014
Fantasy Baseball Today: News & Notes (7/10) (7:33)