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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:38:47 -0700
The Minnesota Twins would like to get OF Danny Santana more playing time at shortstop this season, according to manager Ron Gardenhire. Santana has been starting at center field because of the lack of depth the team has at the position. Gardenhire believes Santana's position in the future will be shortstop.
FANTASY TIP: Santana has been playing well this season and should continue to be in starting lineups in most leagues. He likely will be eligible at shortstop and outfielder next season, which will make him valuable in a lot of leagues.
Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger |
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:37:30 -0700
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) said he is ready for the regular season. Romo said he had a good week of practice with no limitations as he returns from offseason back surgery.
FANTASY TIP: The team taking it slow with Romo has paid off as it appears he will be ready to go for Week 1. Romo is a low-end QB1 on draft day.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram |
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:12 -0700
Houston Astros C Carlos Corporan (thumb) has been dealing with a thumb injury he suffered in June. The injury has affected the way he has swung the bat, especially from the left side. He has been trying to wear extra padding on the thumb and holding the bat a different way.
Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart |
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:41:17 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (shoulder) is not expected to be on a pitch count if he starts one of the two games Saturday, Aug. 23, according to manager Brad Ausmus.
FANTASY TIP: The team has not announced that Verlander will start, but it appears like he will pitch Saturday. Owners should get him back into their starting lineups.
Source: MLB.com - David Adler |
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:33:39 -0700
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) did some light throwing Thursday, Aug. 21, in order to test his injured hamstring. Zimmerman is still not close to returning and still needs to do some running and hitting before he is ready to return.
FANTASY TIP: There is no definite timetable for Zimmerman's return, but there is a chance he plays again this season. Owners should consider keeping him on their bench or disabled list in case he is able to play again in 2014.
Source: The Washington Post - James Wagner |
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:30:07 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Daniel Hudson (elbow) could rejoin the team in September as a relief pitcher if he does not have any setbacks during his rehab assignment. Hudson has been the starter in all of his rehab games so far but will he used out of the bullpen when his rehab assignment moves to Triple-A Reno.
Source: The Arizona Republic - Nick Piecoro |