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Rockies optioned Ben Paulsen to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

That move was bound to happen once the Rockies activated Justin Morneau from the disabled list. The young first baseman showed some promise at the big league level with a slash line of .455/.500/.636 in 22 at-bats. Feel free to drop him in redraft and keeper leagues, but its worth stashing him in dynasty leagues.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

29 Jul, 06:39 PMSource

Rockies optioned pitcher Chad Bettis to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Surprised he didn't get demoted sooner considering he's given up 25 earned runs in 24.2 innings pitched (that would be good for an ERA of 9.12).
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

29 Jul, 06:38 PMSource

MRI shows no change in neck issue for Coco Crisp, he'll meet the team Friday in Oakland. There is no word on when he will return to the lineup.

He's going to be out till at least Friday, so make the proper lineup adjustments. The A's will put him on the disabled list if the injury doesn't get any better.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

29 Jul, 06:23 PMSource

Michael Pineda's bullpen session went really good, manager Joe Girardi said. His next outing will be in a minor league rehab game.

Wonder if he used pine tar during his bullpen session? Too soon? Nope! Pineda dealt with one injury after another and what seemed like a couple weeks on the disabled list, has turned into a couple of months on the D.L. Would only pick him up in head-to-head leagues that have deep roster spots.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

29 Jul, 06:17 PMSource

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17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Update: Nick Castellanos was scratched Tuesday due to a right index finger contusion. He's listed as day-to-day.

Now we know why he was scratched from the starting lineup. At least this news came out before the game actually started and lineups locked. Rajai Davis and J.D. Martinez are starting at the corner outfield positions while Miggy will man third base for the Tigers.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

29 Jul, 06:14 PMSource

J.D. Martinez has been inserted to the starting lineup Tuesday. He is batting seventh.

J.D. replaced Nick Castellanos in the starting lineup. I do not recommend starting him in DFS leagues because Martinez has .231 batting average vs southpaws this season (Jose Quintana is starting for the White Sox).
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

29 Jul, 06:09 PM

Nick Castellanos was a late scratch on Tuesday.

At least this news came out before the game actually started and lineups locked. Rajai Davis and J.D. Martinez are starting at the corner outfield positions while Miggy will man third base.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

29 Jul, 06:03 PMSource

Clint Barmes (groin) is on field Tuesday for batting practice and running drills.

This guy has been playing in the major leagues for over twelve seasons and always seems to be around, but is never that good. The versatile utility player has minimal fantasy value.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

29 Jul, 05:54 PMSource

Cubs placed Neil Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a triceps injury.

The Cubs haven't had a lot of bright spots from their pitchers this season, but Ramirez was an exception. He's posted a miniscule 0.96 ERA/0.93 WHIP with 36 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched this season. The rookie relief pitcher has a bright future ahead of him.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

29 Jul, 05:49 PMSource

Update: Manager Matt Williams says Jayson Werth is available off the bench and hopes he'll be in the lineup Wednesday.

Werth sprained his ankle during Monday's game, but said it was nothing serious. The fact he can pitch hit and will likely return to the lineup on Wednesday means the injury is nothing serious. When healthy, he's a must start in all fantasy leagues.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

29 Jul, 05:39 PMSource

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