Mon, 04 May 2015 12:15:15 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is not in the starting lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, May 4. C Sandy Leon is starting behind the dish and batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Swihart has started the last two games, so a rest makes sense. He has four strikeouts and a single hit over his first eight plate appearances. Still, he has plenty of upside in seasonal leagues, although, there will likely also be plenty of peaks and valleys. Leon ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a career .191 hitter with limited upside, and FantasyScore players should aim higher.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:58:36 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez (elbow) is on the 60-day disabled list due to a right elbow sprain. He will visit with Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his right elbow after undergoing an MRI exam last Friday. C Ryan Hanigan will become the starting catcher to start the season, and C Sandy Leon will serve as the backup. The trade for Leon likely means Boston would rather have C Blake Swihart have more seasoning in the minors.
Fantasy Tip: A combination of Hanigan and Leon hold very little fantasy value in all formats, and the Red Sox catching situation should be avoided wherever possible. Swihart, the team's top prospect, is worth stashing in AL-only and keeper leagues, though, should he come up at some point in 2015.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:56:47 -0700
The Washington Nationals recalled RP Aaron Barrett, SP Xavier Cedeno, C Sandy Leon, OF Tyler Moore and SP Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse Monday, Sept. 1.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:30:35 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos was activated from the paternity list Thursday, Aug. 7, and C Sandy Leon was optioned back to Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Look to get Ramos back into your starting lineups immediately.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:55:50 -0700
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos was placed on the paternity list Tuesday, Aug. 5, and C Sandy Leon was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Jose Lobaton is likley to see most of the catching duties while Ramos is out for a couple of days. Make sure you don't have Ramos in your daily starting lineup for the next several games.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:32:27 -0700
The Washington Nationals have activated C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned C Sandy Leon to Triple-A Syracuse.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:00:14 -0700
The Washington Nationals placed C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, June 11, with a hamstring ailment.
Fantasy Tip: Jose Lobaton should be expected to split time with Sandy Leon, who was called up from Triple-A Syracuse to replace Ramos on the roster. Since both catchers might split time, they are only NL-only options for desperate managers.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:24:24 -0700
The Washington Nationals are recalling C Sandy Leon from the minors Wednesday, June 11.
Fantasy Tip: Leon will likely split catching duties with Jose Lobaton with Wilson Ramos (hamstring) back on the DL.
Fri, 16 May 2014 10:17:19 -0700
The Washington Nationals recalled 3B Greg Dobbs from the minors Friday, May 16, and optioned C Sandy Leon in a corresponding move.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:57:24 -0700
The Washington Nationals recalled C Sandy Leon from Double-A Harrisburg to replace C Wilson Ramos (hand) on the active roster.