UPDATES & NEWS
Hanley Ramirez (oblique) is swinging the bat at 90 percent, according to manager Don Mattingly. He should be ready to return when eligible.
Great news for HanRam owners who had to be worried when he initial injured his oblique as it could have ultimately ended his season depending the severity. Now that we know he will come off the DL once he is eligible it appears he will be able to help his owners for the fantasy playoff run. As of now it looks as if he will be eligible to come off the DL next weekend.ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Wandy Rodriguez allowed just one run on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings against the Angels on Friday.
Sigh. He’s like that bad penny you just can’t get rid of, no matter how hard you try. Just when you think Major League teams have had enough of him and his boring mediocrity, someone goes and brings good ol’ Wandy back from the dead. It’s difficult to imagine that he’ll last long with the Rangers, especially with the number of home runs he normally allows, but consider this the warning to stay away. This start may not look bad on the surface, but it’s just setting you up for something downright horrible in the future. He’ll get another start next week against the Mariners, but we cannot, in good conscience, recommend using him. Analysis: Howard Bender