Lady Gaga knew something....
Fantasy baseball players were greeted to a rude awakening this week when Clayton Kershaw's injury situation worsened; saves chaos hit immediately for several teams; Jose Reyes hit the DL again; and countless other pieces of news you'll find on our Hot off the Wire service.
For a peek at what next week will offer, including Matt Kemp's status and a new (old) injury for another big-name OF, scroll through our first ever Fantasy Baseball Weekly Digest for notes on waiver-wire pick-ups, sleepers, busts, trends, two-start pitchers and more!
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OF Alejandro De Aza, Chicago White Sox
The way the lefty has been raking lately, he's probably going to claim PT to himself for a bit. Fun fact: For his career BA is .274 against both RHP and LHP.
RP Matt Lindstrom, Chicago White Sox
Nate Jones' strained hip rubs salt in his performance wound. Lindstrom looks good to go for SVO in the near future.
1B Justin Smoak, Seattle Mariners
Robinson Cano's presence in a lineup will help whoever's behind him, most of the time. Smoak finally may be cashing in on some of that post-hype cred.
SP Jesse Chavez, Oakland Athletics
His cutter has augmented his diverse arsenal since last year. The A's know how to cultivate pitching success stories.
2B/3B/OF Kelly Johnson, New York Yankees
Too soon to ditch everywhere, but if Yangervis Solarte builds on his successful MLB debut, Johnson may be more convincingly reduced to match-up duty.
OF Andre Ethier, Los Angeles Dodgers
Though the Blue will ease Matt Kemp along in his return, Ethier will lose playing time, therefore stripping him of plenty of mixed value.
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About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum, who competes in LABR and Tout Wars, has won numerous industry leagues in both baseball and football.
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