Updates & News
Arian Foster may make preseason debut Thursday.. Coach Bill O'Brien says he'll be ready vs Redskins in opener.
While the prospect of Foster playing in the final preseason game and being ready for Week 1 all sounds well and good, but the concerns for Foster's health are very real. If you're thinking about drafting him, handcuffing him to Jonathan Grimes is a must. You should probably also grab Alfred Blue just to play it safe at this point.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Brett Oberholtzer is going throw live batting batting practice with Triple-A Fresno in the next few days, maybe Sunday or Monday.
Oberholtzer is currently on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his left index finger. He's expected to throw a bullpen in the coming days, and may throw another session before making a rehab start with Triple-A Fresno. Oberholtzer suffered the blister late in spring training, forcing him to start the season on the DL. The southpaw made on start on May 13 before aggravating the blister and landing back on the DL. It's a tough start to the season for Oberholtzer, especially because the injury has prevented him from building "up to the 100 pitches" in terms of arm strength, per manager A.J. Hinch. He could make his second start of the season for Houston right around the start of June, but isn't a viable fantasy option in most leagues. Analysis: Ben Diamond
David Wright should begin playing in rehab games next week.
The plan is for him to begin rehab next week and to hopefully be ready for the big leagues within two weeks or so. The Mets, after starting out red hot, have sorely missed Wright's bat in the lineup, as they have looked desperate at third and in the heart of their order. Expect the veteran to make an impact once he returns. Analysis: Dom Murtha