Wil Myers back with Rays
What was anticipated has finally become reality -
Myers completed a rehab stint with Triple-A Durham after his recovery from a wrist injury that kept him off a big league field since May 30. He batted .250 in 24 at-bats with two home runs for the Bulls.
He hopes he can perform better with Tampa Bay than he did in the first two months of the season. Myers returns with a stat line of .227/.313/.354 and just five home runs in 198 at-bats.
Andrelton Simmons in lineup against Pirates
Simmons hopes to maintain the momentum he has gathered up lately. He has seven hits in his last three games and three runs scored in his last two. He has fanned just 42 times in 417 at-bats this season.
Brent Morel returned to Indianapolis
Morel was 0 for 5 in his latest stint with the team and has just three hits in 21 at-bats this season.
Derek Holland: I'm ready to return to Rangers
Holland threw 87 pitches Tuesday in his latest rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock. He allowed two earned runs and fanned seven in five-plus innings. He then declared himself ready to return after knee surgery prevented him from pitching in the bigs all season.
"I feel like I'm ready, but that's up to them," Holland said. "I can't decided too much. They have to figure out that the call is. I'm ready. The whole things down there was just making sure I could finish and go as long as I could. I feel good."
Ron Washington has expressed optimism that Holland will eventually pitch for him in 2014. "If he keeps progressing, you'll see him," he said.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis back out of Wednesday lineup
Eric O'Flaherty cleared to pitch in back-to-back games
O'Flaherty returned from Tommy John surgery on July 3, but has been used more sporadically. He has not allowed a run over his last 10 1/3 innings covering his last 11 appearances in shrinking his ERA to 1.35.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis healthy and starting Wednesday in Oakland
Nieuwenhuis has neither started nor managed a hit since Aug. 8.
Versatile Cliff Pennington earning starts with Arizona
Pennington has earned the playing time. He has at least one hit in each of those starts and is 10 for 25 during that stretch with eight runs scored and six walks. His .369 on-base percentage is at its highest point since May 5.
Dana Eveland gets cortisone shot for elbow trouble
Brandon Morrow throwing without finger brace
Morrow tore a tendon sheath in his index finger in early May.
The shortstop position has seen plenty of changes over the last few weeks. Scott White addresses them in his latest overhaul of the rest-of-season rankings.
Javier Baez and Kyle Hendricks have quickly become widely-owned players in Fantasy baseball leagues. Can they continue to fulfill expectations over the remainder of the season?
Only one owner can win a Fantasy league. The rest are left disappointed. For that latter group, now is a great time to figure out what went wrong.
The Fantasy Baseball Today crew debated the merits of playing the hot hand late in the season, and Al Melchior wants no part of it.
Looking to make up ground in a category or two with the season winding down? Not sure if you should stick with Chris Davis with a playoff spot on the line? The Fantasy Baseball Crew talks strategies for this time of year.
August 18, 2014
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