Taiwanese League news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:42:25 -0700
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:11:53 -0700
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:57:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Luke Gregerson is likely to take over as closer.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:49:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics CL Sean Doolittle (back) felt something in his right side closer to his back during his appearance against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, Aug. 23, but was able to pitch through the pain to record his 20th save of the season. He went through twisting exercises and other tests after the game without any problems and doesn't consider the issue to be serious.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:17:09 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez made the start at first base Monday, Aug. 18, against the Atlanta Braves. It was his first career appearance anywhere other than third base. He was hitless in four at-bats with a strikeout, dropping his average to .230.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:15:21 -0700
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:58:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pagan's return is near. He is worth considering in the majority of formats, if his previous owner parted ways.
Wed, 14 May 2014 16:05:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jim Johnson isn't ready to take over the ninth-inning duties by himself yet, according to Melvin, so Doolittle, and maybe Luke Gregerson, will mix and match again in a committee approach. Doolittle should be reacquired in all leagues.
Wed, 14 May 2014 08:57:35 -0700
Sat, 10 May 2014 11:45:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Neither Blanco nor Colvin is a viable fantasy option at this point because of the timeshare.
Fri, 09 May 2014 07:41:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Butler was hitting .360 with four homers and 20 RBIs at Triple-A. He's a late bloomer at 28 and is worth picking up in NL-only leagues. However, he might not garner enough playing time to be more than a depth pickup. The move suggests Peter Bourjos will start seeing more playing time.
Thu, 08 May 2014 10:44:37 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said to expect a more regular dose of OF Peter Bourjos in the lineup after the outfielder had five hits in two starts against the Atlanta Braves this week, including his first home run since June of last year.
Fantasy Tip: Matheny had been trying to find the right time to get Bourjos regular at-bats and get him going. It appears now is that time. A platoon split in center field with Jon Jay is still likely, though, which means Randal Grichuk might be out of luck.
Tue, 06 May 2014 13:26:42 -0700
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder had a nice weekend series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to raise his average to .228 after he hit only .206 with two home runs in the month of April. "Now I'm settled in," Fielder said. "It's been a full month. The guys are cool. It's time to fall in love with my approach -- seeing it and squaring it up. Hopefully, what happened today keeps happening."
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:39:28 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle's five-year deal is worth $10.5 million, and it could increase to $13.75 million if he's eligible for salary arbitration after this year. He'll receive a $150,000 signing bonus and salaries of $600,000 this year, $750,000 in 2015, $1.55 million in 2016, $2.6 million in 2017 and $4.35 million in 2018. The club holds a $6 million option for the 2019 season with a $500,000 buyout and they have a $6.5 million option for 2020 with a $500,000 buyout.
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:21:33 -0700
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle likely will receive around $14 million in guaranteed money over five years in his contract extension. The extension could be worth more than $20 million if the 2019 and 2020 options are picked up.