Derek Jeter is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Thursday.
While he's hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, Jeter is still 40 years old and warrants the day of rest for a day game following an evening affair. Just a routine day off is all. Stephen Drew will hold down the fort at shortstop with Brendan Ryan covering the keystone.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kyle Ryan went four innings, allowed two runs, on three hits, and five walks, while striking out four in a loss to the Pirates on Thursday afternoon.
Ryan has been used as a reliever and spot starter for the Tigers so far this season, and he didn’t step up like the Tigers needed him to on Thursday afternoon, as he only lasted four innings, allowing two runs, and walking five against the Pirates. There is something to be said for him holding the opposition to only two runs despite the eight baserunners, but still the Tigers needed a more efficient outing out of Ryan, and he didn’t deliver. Don’t expect much better than this from Ryan going forward in your fantasy leagues. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Matt Harrison will start for the Rangers Tuesday or Wednesday, according to GM Jon Daniels.
This is welcoming news for the Rangers as you can never have too much starting pitching depth. With Harrison's 30-day rehab stint finally over, Texas had to make a decision, and they are choosing to insert the veteran lefty back into their rotation. Harrison struggled during his rehab starts, but that wasn't much of a surprise given his layoff. He's worth an add in AL-Only leagues, but we are going to need to see several solid starts before we give a deeper recommendation. Analysis: David Kerr