MLB General news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:24:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore and seasonal players will want to avoid all players from this game Friday. Expect a doubleheader between Miami and Philadelphia Saturday, Oct. 3.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:22:23 -0700
Free-agent SP Justin Masterson (shoulder) underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday, Sept. 30, and is expected to be at full strength for spring training next year, according to his agent Randy Rowley. Masterson was 4-2 with a 5.61 ERA in 18 outings before being released by the Boston Red Sox this year. His fastball had been down to 87.4 mph after a series of injuries slowed him down.
Fantasy Tip: Masterson's value heading into next year will depend on where he lands in free agency and whether he has a shot at a starting rotation spot. He shouldn't be drafted in traditional shallow mixed leagues even with a rotation spot locked down.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 17:06:11 -0700
The game between the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29, was postponed due to inclement weather. Indians SP Cody Anderson was scheduled to face Twins SP Kyle Parker Tuesday night. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Fantasy Tip: Hopefully you were able to avoid any players from this game on FantasyScore with wet conditions expected.
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 10:17:23 -0700
Free-agent RP Jose Valverde (Nationals) has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball for using a performance-enhancing drug. He tested positive for the banned substance Stanozolol.
Fantasy Tip: The 37-year-old Valverde, who has not pitched in the majors this season, posted a 2.39 ERA with 10 saves in 27 appearances for Class AAA Syracuse before being released by the Nationals last month. He will begin serving his suspension once he signs with another major league organization.
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 14:14:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There's still plenty of time before the 9:05pm ET start time, but FantasyScore owners should be careful when setting lineups in advance, and they'll need to check back closer to game time.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:10:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The starters will need to be sorted out because both pitchers were burned through an inning today.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:45:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners who have Tigers or White Sox players in their lineups should remove them if possible and search for other options.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:36:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners who have Baltimore or Cleveland players in their lineups should remove them if possible and search for other options.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:46:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It doesn't seem as though the weather will cause any major issues, but FantasyScore owners may want to remove players involved in this game from their lineups, just in case.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:37:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners will want to be sure to get players involved in this game out of their lineup as it is an early 7pm ET start.
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:24:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners should be cautious including any players involved in this game when finalizing their lineups.
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 10:56:55 -0700
Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) is being pursued by the Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs, and he could sign with a team before he's scheduled to throw for interested teams Thursday, June 11, according to his agent, Alan Nero.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear what role he'd have with any of those teams, but his best shot at closing games would likely with come with Toronto immediately. If you've run out of other avenues in which to pursue saves, Soriano isn't a bad speculative candidate, since it sounds like he'll definitely land with a team soon.
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:33:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners should be avoiding players from this game due to the early 7:05pm ET start time. Starting pitchers Jake Arrieta and Gio Gonzalez carry extra risk.
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 09:44:27 -0700
Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) will have an open throwing session in the Dominican Republic June 11.
Fantasy Tip: Soriano could still figure into a shaky closing situation before the season is up, so keep him on your watch list.
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:20:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Owners on FantasyScore should take the players from this game out of their lineups and look for other options.