Zimmerman left the game after trying to beat out a ground ball in the sixth inning. He was 0 for 3, with an RBI when he exited the game. Zimmerman laid on the ground for a bit before limping off the field with the team trainer. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined due to the injury.Analysis:
Even though Saunders is recovering well, he isn't expected to return until mid-August at the earliest. "He's feeling better," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "He's getting better. He may be a little ahead of schedule, but that's going to be a while."Analysis:
And frankly, it still is. Bonifacio's start Tuesday was against a left-hander, Eric Stults, and the switch-hitter entered the day batting .362 against lefties compared to just .230 against righties. Given that Chris Coghlan, who bats left-handed, was out of the lineup Tuesday, this could have the makings of a platoon.
As an everyday player, Bonifacio's steals potential and versatility would make him a nice find in Rotisserie leagues. As a part-timer, he's nothing more than waiver fodder.
If you need steals, you certainly have nothing to lose by making a move for him now, but understand he's hardly an open-and-shut case.Analysis:
Rios was out of the lineup for a third straight day Tuesday while nursing a sprained ankle, but he said he's ready to return. "It felt good," Rios said before the game. "I know Wash wanted to give me an extra day, but I'm ready. I expect to be as good as ever."
Smolinski was removed from Monday's game after fouling a ball off his foot. "As of right now, it's nothing to be concerned about," manager Ron Washington said Tuesday of Smolinski's injury. "It's just sore where it hit off his foot."Analysis:
Dirks was pulled off his rehab assignment about a week ago due to back inflammation, but after a few days the team's training staff indicated he should be ready to resume his rehab this week. He has missed the entire season while recovering from March back surgery.Analysis:
Springer hasn't played since Saturday due to right quad soreness as well as a knee issue, the latter of which he had checked out with an MRI. He has hit .231/.336/.468 with 20 home runs, 51 RBI and five stolen bases in 295 at-bats.Analysis:
Vogt has made seven appearances at first base in his last eight games since last seeing brief action at catcher on July 7. His last start behind the plate came back on July 3. Despite the foot issue, Vogt has been producing with the bat, hitting .392/.436/.608 with two home runs and six RBI in 51 at-bats during July.Analysis:
Granderson is dealing with a stomach bug, and will not play Tuesday. He will likely be considered day-to-day for now.Analysis:
Pagan was able to take swings from both sides of the plate. He's attempting to come back from a back injury. Pagan has been out since June 14 due to the issue. He's hitting .307/.356/.411 over 241 at-bats.Analysis:
Young is dealing with a calf injury. He was forced to leave Monday's game due to the issue. Over 213 at-bats, Young is hitting .202/.288/.352.Analysis: