David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Sunday.
With a knuckleballer on the mound, the Red Sox will elect to give Ortiz the day off on Sunday, which will be his second day off over his last four games. His absence from the starting lineup will lead way to a day off behind the dish for A.J. Pierzynski who will serve as the team's designated hitter. Piersynski holds a lifetime .417 average against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey with three extra base hits (1 HR).ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Just a routine day off for the big guy. He's batting .253 with five home runs, 13 RBI and a 14:15 BB:K over 87 at-bats and proves to be a solid, consistent power bat for your utility spot. Big Papi being Big Papi. A.J. Pierzynski will DH Saturday against R.A. Dickey.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jose Reyes has been traded to the Colorado Rockies.
Reyes is going to the Rockies along with prospects in the trade sending Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto. While going to Coors Field is always good for a hitter, Reyes will now bat in a depleted lineup with the pitcher in front of him. He is still a top-five fantasy shortstop when healthy, but this trade is not likely to provide a huge boost to his fantasy value. There is also a pretty decent chance Reyes is traded again, which could hurt his fantasy value even further. Analysis: Steve Pimental
The Astros remain in pursuit of Tyson Ross.
Any trade would be borderline disastrous for Tyson Ross's fantasy value, but going to the American league would only make things worse. Ross has walked 4.18 batters per nine innings this season, and it is doubtful he could get away with that outside of PETCO Park. If you own Ross, it may be worth it to try to trade him now. Analysis: Steve Pimental