Hitters to sit in Week 25
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Thinking about starting Carl Crawford, Kurt Suzuki, Mike Napoli, Rougned Odor, Trevor Plouffe or Javier Baez in Fantasy Week 25 (Sept. 15-21)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Daniel Murphy in, Matt den Dekker out Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Mets infielder Daniel Murphy is back in the starting lineup Saturday against the Nationals, but outfielder Matt den Dekker still remains sidelined.

Murphy was sidelined Friday after taking a pitch to the wrist the previous day. den Dekker continues to deal with left hand soreness.


Daniel Murphy absent from Friday lineup against Nationals
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is set to sit Friday against Washington. He was removed from the Thursday game after taking a pitch to the wrist.

Murphy returned for just three games following the loss of more than two weeks to a calf injury. He managed two hits in 10 at-bats after coming back, but his latest issue is not considered serious. His wrist is only bruised.


Daniel Murphy leaves game after HBP
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy left Thursday's game against Washington after being struck in the wrist by a Craig Stammen pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning. Murphy was sent for X-rays, which came back negative, per Newsday. He was diagnosed with a bruise.

Murphy is hitting .299 with nine homers and 53 RBI over 538 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Friday's game against the Nationals.

Chase Utley catching a break against Pirates
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is getting Thursday night off for their game against visiting Pittsburgh. Cesar Hernandez is set to start in that spot.

Utley has been scuffling of late with five hitless in games in the last nine. He is 5 for 29 during that stretch.


Aaron Hill gets day off for game against Giants
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is catching a break Thursday for the afternoon clash against San Francisco. Chris Owings is set to start in that spot.

Hill has compiled a stat line this season of .244/.283/.371. All three numbers are far off those he put together in 2013.


Brandon Phillips heating up for Reds
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Reds veteran second baseman Brandon Phillips has done a 180 after a horrific slump upon his activation off the disabled list.

Phillips compiled a stat line of .155/.210/.190 in 15 games after returning from a thumb injury. He is at .381/.409/.476 in six games since. But he has still not homered since June 28. Phillips has just 38 runs scored and 47 RBI this season after racking up 80 and 103, respectively, a year ago.


Daniel Murphy moving to third for now
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will shift to third with David Wright out.

There's a decent chance Murphy remains the club's regular at third through the end of the season. Murphy played 28 games at third in 2011, but hasn't appeared at the position since then. 


Tommy La Stella back in action Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Braves second baseman Tommy La Stella has overcome a head injury and is set to start Wednesday afternoon against Washington.

The rookie was scratched from the starting lineup Tuesday with a migraine headache, but did get one plate appearance. He has been scufflng with just 12 hits in his last 75 at-bats. La Stella has no multi-hit games since Aug. 8. His .257 average is at its lowest point since his third game of the season.


Joe Panik torrid for Giants
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Giants rookie second baseman Joe Panik racked up some strange numbers Tuesday night, but they were numbers that maintained a tremendous run.

Panik smacked five singles in five at-bats against Arizona, but neither scored nor drove in a run. The explosion gave him 20 hits in his last 10 games covering 54 at-bats. He has scored nine runs during that stretch and sweetened his stat line to .327/.369/.397.


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