FANTASY PLAYER UPDATES & NEWS

Nelson Cruz went 1-for-4 and belted a solo home run, his 34th of the season, against the Cubs on Friday.

Cruz was in a bit of a slump, batting just .219 in August, but has broken out in a big way the last couple of days, hitting three homers over his last four games. Cruz will remain a huge help in the power department for fantasy owners, and may actually see an average increase from his current .258, as it has been dragged down by a poor .263 BABIP. ANALYST: Ben Diamond