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Daisuke Matsuzaka threw five shutout innings, striking out seven, allowing just two hits for Short-Season Class-A Brooklyn on Thursday.
Matsuzaka has been out of action since going down with an elbow injury back on Just 24, but continues to inch closer to making his return to the Mets pitching staff. Through 74.1 innings between the starting rotation and the bullpen, Dice-K is sitting on a 3.87 ER and 1.33 WHIP while owning a sub-par 71:44 K:BB rate. Depending on how the Mets plan on using him down the stretch will weigh in on his potential fantasy value, so for now just wait for news to be released from the team in the upcoming days. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Steven Souza Jr. was removed from Sunday's game with a hand injury.
Joey Butler entered the game for Souza and stayed in left field with Brandon Guyer moving from left to right. David DeJesus, who is the designated hitter Sunday, will most likely make most of the starts in right field if Souza misses any more time. Fantasy players in weekly leagues should plan on not having Souza this week, and they should look outside of Tampa for Souza's replaces. Analysis: Steve Pimental