- DH Adam Dunn, CHW has two hits in his last 27 at-bats and may be dropped down in the batting order.
- RP J.P. Howell, TB, coming back from left shoulder surgery, is set to pitch in extended spring training after throwing a 35-pitch batting practice session. The reliever is not expected to rejoin the team until mid-May.
- C Matt Wieters, BAL is 5-for-5 with eight RBI this season with runners in scoring position.
- OF Nick Markakis, BAL has only one hit in his last 20 at-bats.
- OF Ryan Braun, MIL is 9 for 19 in his last five games, and has reached safely in all 17 games this season.
- Toronto activated RP Frank Francisco (right shoulder) off the 15-day DL and optioned SP Jesse Litsch to Triple-A Las Vegas. Francisco will be in the mix for saves with Jon Rauch depending on the situation.
- 3B David Wright, NYM is hitless in his last 16 at-bats with seven strikeouts.
- OF Michael Bourn, HOU is 8-for-8 on stolen base attempts this year and has swiped 16 straight dating to last season.
- SP Josh Johnson, FLA is now 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA, a 0.59 WHIP and a 9.00 K/9 ratio this season. He's allowed four hits or less in each of his four starts and batters are hitting .112 against him.
- OF Logan Morrison, FLA left the game in the fifth inning with a strained arch in his left foot and hopes to be back in the lineup within a couple of days.
- CL J.J. Putz, ARI is 4-for-4 in save chances this season with an 11.57 K/9 ratio over 7 IP.
- 3B/OF Alex Gordon, KC went 2-for-4, raising his batting average to .361, with two stolen bases.
- OF Grady Sizemore, CLE is 5-for-9 with two doubles, two RBI and a home run in two games since returning from knee surgery. Indians manager Manny Acta plans to let him play three or four games every five days or so. Plan accordingly.
- OF Andre Ethier, LAD went 1-for-4 and extended his hitting streak to 16 games. He's hitting .362 on the season.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Fantasy Baseball News and Notes from April 19th, 2011
Here are some fantasy baseball tidbits I picked up from games played on April 19th, 2011: