UPDATES & NEWS
A.J. Burnett fell to 6-14 after allowing five runs on six hits and four walks with nine strikeouts over 7.2 innings against the Mariners on Tuesday.
Burnett has been a absolute mess lately, having now allowed four runs or more in five of his last seven starts. He is now sitting with a league-leading 14 losses while owning a 4.42 ERA and 1.41 WHIP through 27 starts as he continues to struggle with his command (76 BB) along the way. Unless he turns thins around fast, his fantasy value will remain limited even out he has been striking out his fair share of batters all season long (145 K through 171.0 IP). He will look to get back on track when he takes on the Nationals on Monday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Carl Crawford exited Monday night's game with tightness in his right side.
It was only a matter of time before the glass-made Crawford cracked in some capacity. It's unknown whether or not he'll need a DL stint to rid him of the tightness, but if he does Scott Van Slyke and Alex Guerrero are likely to fill in for him. Guerrero has been among the hottest hitters in baseball, in a limited role, and would become mixed league relevant if/when he finds himself in the lineup. Don Mattingly, however, doesn't appear to be Guerrero's biggest fan. Let's hope he's not pigeon-holed to pinch-hitting duties. Analysis: Spencer Silva