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Hunter Pence, RF, SFG5/21/2015 11:05:00 PM
Description: Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is an ugly 4-for-53 (.075) against Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: After starting his season on May 16 with a couple of multi-hit games, Pence has gone hitless in the last two and doesn't figure to get healthy against Kershaw, Avoid this matchup.
Alex Colome, SP, TAM5/21/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Rays right-hander Alex Colome picked up a win over Oakland on Thursday night.
Insight: He did not allow a run over five innings. Colome gave up four hits and one walk, while striking out three, and is now 3-1 with a 4.81 ERA.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR5/21/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion smacked a homer Thursday against the Angels.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats, and he finished with three RBI on the night. Encarnacion is now hitting .231 with 10 homers and 28 RBI overall.
David Freese, 3B, ANA5/21/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Angels third baseman David Freese had a homer and three RBI on Thursday night.
Insight: Freese finished the game 2-for-4 and is now hitting .233 with eight homers and 25 RBI so far this season.
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS5/21/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz took the loss Thursday against the Rangers.
Insight: He allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out four over 7 1/3 innings of work. Buchoolz is now 2-5 with a 4.58 ERA.
Wandy Rodriguez, SP, TEX5/21/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Rangers lefty Wandy Rodriguez picked up his second win of the season.
Insight: He went 6 2/3 innings and allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out five. He is now 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL5/21/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had two RBI Thursday against the Brewers.
Insight: Freeman finished 2-for-5 with a run scored as well. He is now hitting .306 with five homers and 21 RBI overall.
Clayton Kershaw, SP, LOS5/21/2015 8:34:00 PM
Description: Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw allowed four runs during Thursday's loss versus San Francisco.
Insight: Kershaw allowed seven hits and two walks, while striking out seven over 7 1/3 innings of work. He is 2-3 with a 4.32 ERA.
Madison Bumgarner, SP, SFG5/21/2015 7:32:00 PM
Description: Giants ace Madison Bumgarner outdueled Clayton Kershaw on Thursday.
Insight: Not only did Bumgarner defeat Kershaw, but he took him deep as well in the third inning. Bumgarner did not allow a run on seven hits and two walks over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out six and is now 5-2 with a 2.84 ERA.
Steve Pearce, RF, BAL5/21/2015 7:02:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce smacked a grand slam on Thursday versus Seattle.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats. Pearce is hitting just .198 with four homers and 15 RBI overall.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS5/21/2015 6:26:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was scratched from Thursday's lineup with general soreness.
Insight: Consider him day-to-day. Daniel Nava will get another start in right field.
James McCann, C, DET5/21/2015 6:08:00 PM
Description: Tigers catcher James McCann hit a walk-off home run on Thursday versus Houston.
Insight: He did so in the 11th inning to lift Detroit. He finished 2-for-5 with two runs and is now hitting .289 with two homers and eight RBI.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/21/2015 6:06:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is back in the lineup for Thursday's contest against the White Sox.
Insight: Santana missed the past four games with back spasms, but is ready to roll for Thursday night.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/21/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is expected to avoid the disabled list.
Insight: This is according to manager John Gibbons. Travis will miss his fifth straight game on Thursday, but should still be considered day-to-day.
Drew Smyly, SP, TAM5/21/2015 4:25:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Drew Smyly will need at least eight weeks to rehab his torn labrum.
Insight: The Rays are optimistic Smyly will return this season, which is great news, as he was originally expected to miss the remainder of 2015. Smyly has been great since coming over to Tampa Bay, posting a 1.96 ERA and 0.76 WHIP.
Yasmany Tomas, OF, ARIHot5/21/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Arizona Diamondbacks Yasmany Tomas added another two hits on Thursday to raise his average to .349
Insight: That's six consecutive multi-hit games for the young third baseman. Not a power hitter, Tomas is still a solid fantasy option.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM5/21/2015 3:41:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda produced all the offense the Mets would need Thursday afternoon, going deep twice and knocking in four runs.
Insight: The left-handed hitting Duda hit both home runs off left-handers. He had five homers this season and 19 RBI while the two hits pushed his batting average over the .300 mark.
Jacob deGrom, SP, NYMHot5/21/2015 3:38:00 PM
Description: Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom was as good as he has been all season, going eight innings and yielding just one hit with 11 strikeouts.
Insight: He's now 5-4 with a 2.75 ERA. deGrom gave up the one hit to Matt Carpenter in the first inning and retired the next 23 batters.
Coco Crisp, CF, OAK5/21/2015 3:37:00 PM
Description: Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp is not in the Athletics lineup on Thursday.
Insight: Crisp left Tuesday's game with a neck injury. Manager Bob Melvin said it is a similar to the nagging neck injury Crisp dealt with last season. Billy Burns will start in center with Sam Fuld in left field.
Russell Martin, C, TOR5/21/2015 3:36:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury that we are aware of, just a day off. martin has played very well, batting .297 with seven homers, 23 RBI and 24 runs scored. He should be back on Friday.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/21/2015 3:34:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left Wednesday's game with a left hand contusion andf is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Consider Pujols day-to-day for now.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/21/2015 3:32:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in the lineup again on Thursday versus the Rangers.
Insight: Sandoval left Tuesday's game after he took a pitch in the left knee. Tests came back negative, so consider him day-to-day.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL5/21/2015 2:05:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list on May 16, is not expected to be ready when he is first eligible to come off the list.
Insight: Given Morneau's past history with concussions, this should not be a surprise.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI5/21/2015 12:56:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins is not in Thursday's starting lineup, Enrique Hernandez will get the start.
Insight: Rollins is only batting .192 this season and just 2-for-15 over the past four games so can probably use a day on the bench.
Yasmani Grandal, C, LOS5/21/2015 12:54:00 PM
Description: Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Grandal is hitting .287 with four home runs and 17 RBI overall and is much improved from his days in San Diego. A.J. Ellis will catch Clayton Kershaw.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHIHot5/21/2015 12:44:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is batting .328 for the month of May with four homers an 10 RBI.
Insight: Both fantasy owners and Ruben Amaro Jr. should sell high while he it hitting this well.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COLCold5/21/2015 12:38:00 PM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: No injuries, just a rest day. Arenado has seven home runs and 19 RBI while hitting .265 in 136 at-bats this season, but he's struggled of late, batting just .178 over the last dozen games.
Yadier Molina, C, STL5/21/2015 11:25:00 AM
Description: Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will get Thursday afternoon off.
Insight: Molina is just getting the normal day game after a night game off. The Cardinals backstop is still a solid producer, batting .294 with 15 RBI. Tony Cruz will get the rare start.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL5/21/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: "Old guys" need their rest. Holliday has been playing great, batting .328 with 23 RBI, 17 runs and a .905 OPS. Just don't expect a lot of home runs anymore.
Alexei Ramirez, SS, CWS5/21/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is a stunning 8-for-10 against Cleveland starter Danny Salazar.
Insight: Ramirez is struggling this season, batting just .235 with two homers and 18 RBI. Fantasy owners are hoping he can repeat his 2014 numbers (.273, 15 HR, 74 RBI, 82 runs, 21 SB).
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS5/21/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is a lifetime .417 hitter (10-for-24) against Texas starter Wandy Rodriguez.
Insight: Ramirez left Tuesday's game for precautionary reasons after a slide appeared to injury his leg, but returned to play on Wednesday so should be good to go.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS5/21/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is an ugly .114 hitter (4-for-35) against Giants left-hander Madson Bumgarner.
Insight: Ad in that he's just 2-for-14 over the past four games and you should avoid this unfavorable matchup, despite his excellent season-long numbers (.345, 9 HR, 32 RBI, 1.075 OPS).
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot5/21/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career 9-for-16 (.563) against Houston starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: Even for Cabrera that's pretty good. Miggy is currently on an eight-game hitting streak to raise his average to .331 with 10 homers, 30 RBI and 23 runs scored. He's a good choice on most days and a great choice on Thursday afternoon.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA5/21/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano is 12-for-28 (.429) with a couple of home runs versus Baltimore starter Chris Tillman.
Insight: Beware, it's likely that this game will have to deal with rain for most of the afternoon and into the early evening.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WAS5/21/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon hit in the batting cage and took ground balls this week.
Insight: Rendon hasn't play this season due to a knee and an oblique injury. He's been brought along very slowly and isn't likely to return to the Nationals before June. He was a fantasy stud last season (.287, 21 HR, 83 RBI, 111 runs, 17 SB) and fantasy owners are likely getting frustrated by the delay in his return.
David Wright, 3B, NYM5/21/2015 10:45:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright is looking at an early June return if he can avoid anymore setbacks.
Insight: Wright suffered a right hamstring strain and then hurt his back while rehabbing the hamstring. He's played just eight games this season, but was batting .333 at the time of the injury.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM5/21/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Granderson has now homered in consecutive games for the first time this season. He's batting .245 this season with five homers, 13 RBI and 22 runs scored. He's learned how to take a walk so despite the low batting average has a .347 OBP.
Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL5/21/2015 10:41:00 AM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is catching bullpen sessions, but there is still no clear timetable for his return.
Insight: Lucroy hopes to return by the end of May. It's been a big loss for owners and fantasy owners, who despite starting slowly this season is one of the league's elite fantasy catchers.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR5/21/2015 10:35:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (rib) is expected to be activated on Monday.
Insight: Reyes will begin a short rehab assignment on Thursday. He's batting just .250 this season, but the Blue Jays could use him at the top of the lineup.
Austin Jackson, CF, SEA5/21/2015 10:31:00 AM
Description: Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson (right ankle sprain) is eligible to return from the disabled list, but it appears he'll continue to work his way back at Triple-A Tacoma.
Insight: Jackson could return this weekend, but it's more likely to be sometime next week. He's batting .242 this season with a mediocre .620 OPS.
Sean Doolittle, RP, OAK5/21/2015 10:28:00 AM
Description: Athletics closer Sean Doolittle has made three minor league appearances as he makes his way back from his shoulder injury.
Insight: Doolittle is looking at an early June return and should eventuaslly return to his closer's role. If he's available in your league he's worth stashing.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK5/21/2015 10:25:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) has been sent out on a rehab assignment.
Insight: He's hoping to return around May 25. Zobrist has always hit for a mediocre average, but still been productive for fantasy owners. Plus, he's a multi-position eligible player.
Masahiro Tanaka, SP, NYY5/21/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (tendinitis in his right wrist) will make a rehab start on Thursday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.
Insight: Tanaka is likely to make a couple of starts before returning to the Yankees rotation. He's 2-1 with a 3.22 ERA amnd 0.940 WHIP this season.
Alex Rios, RF, KAN5/21/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Royals outfielder Alex Rios (non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand) could be heading out on rehab assignment in about a week, according to Royals manager Ned Yost.
Insight: Rios was off to a fast start after a disappointing season in Texas, batting .321 through the first seven games before the injury.
Justin Verlander, SP, DET5/21/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Tigers starter Justin Verlander threw 45-pitch bullpen session on Monday without incident.
Insight: Verlander is likely to throw another session before the team sends him out on a rehab assignment. That means he's still a couple of weeks away ... at best.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE5/21/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes is expected to begin a rehab assignment of Friday and could return to the Indians lineup as soon as Sunday.
Insight: Gomes hit .278 with 21 home runs and 71 RBI last season and was a huge fantasy asset behind the plate. He'll likely split time when he returns until the team is sure his knee can handle catching everyday.
Matt Wieters, C, BAL5/21/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters (elbow tendinitis in his surgically-repaired right elbow) is expected to begin a rehab assignment next week.
Insight: He's still hoping for a return during the first week of June.
Everth Cabrera, SS, BAL5/21/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop Everth Cabrera (disabled list due to a bruised left foot) could be activated as soon as Friday.
Insight: J.J. Hardy is back and healthy, so Cabrera's role will be as a utility infielder without much fantasy value.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET5/21/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is out of the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Astros.
Insight: Just a rest day for Iglesias. He's batting .328 with an .808 OPS and six stolen bases. Solid numbers from a bottom of the order guy. Andrew Romine will get the start and he's batting .346 this season in limited action.
Mike Zunino, C, SEA5/21/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Mariners catcher Mike Zunino will take a seat Thursday afternoon while Welington Castillo makes his Mariners debut behind the plate.
Insight: Zunino is an all-or-nothing guy with five homers, but a .175 batting average and 46 strikeouts in 114 at-bats. Castillo isn't any better with a .163 batting average this season for the Cubs.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI5/21/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Goldschmidt is just getting a routine day off. He's off his game of late, batting just .167 (4-for-24) over his last six games.
Phil Klein, RP, TEX5/20/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Rangers pitcher Phil Klein allowed one run during Wednesday's win over the Red Sox.
Insight: Klein allowed just one run on five hits and one walk over 5 1/3 innings of work. He is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA.
Joe Kelly, SP, BOS5/20/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Red Sox starter Joe Kelly picked up his first victory of the season.
Insight: Kelly went seven innings and allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk, while striking out seven. He is now 1-3 with a 5.13 ERA.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, DET5/20/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-3 on Wednesday night.
Insight: Cespedes had a double and scored two runs. He is now hitting .287 in his first season with Detroit.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL5/20/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hit a homer for the second straight day.
Insight: It was his lone hit and he also walked twice. Braun is now hitting .263 with 10 homers and 28 RBI overall.
Bartolo Colon, SP, NYM5/20/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Mets starter Bartolo Colon had a rough outing Wednesday versus St. Louis.
Insight: Colon allowed nine runs (eight earned) on 11 hits and two walks. He struck out four and is now 6-3 with a 4.85 ERA.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/20/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams had a homer and three RBI during Wednesday's victory against the Mets.
Insight: Adams went 2-for-5 and is now batting .250 with four homers and 18 RBI overall.
Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS5/20/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann went seven innings for his fourth win of the season.
Insight: Zimmerman allowed two runs on five hits and one walk, while striking out six. He is now 4-2 with a 3.52 ERA.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA5/20/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout hit a homer and scored three runs on Wednesday night.
Insight: He went 2-for-3 with his 11th homer of the year. Trout is hitting .288 with 11 homers and 22 RBI this season.
Jered Weaver, SP, ANA5/20/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Angels right-hander Jered Weaver picked up his third win of the season.
Insight: He defeated Toronto by allowing three runs on four hits and three walks over seven innings. Weaver struck out four and is now 3-4 with a 4.37 ERA.
Jake Odorizzi, SP, TAM5/20/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Jake Odorizzi pitched well, but took the loss Wednesday against the Braves.
Insight: Ordorizzi allowed two runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out two over six innings of work. He is now 3-4 with a 2.43 ERA.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI5/20/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock scored four runs on Wednesday night.
Insight: Pollock scored four or the six Arizona runs. He went 3-for-4 on the night and is now hitting .298 overall.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/20/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was ejected on Wednesday night.
Insight: He argued balls and strikes which is a clear no-no. Harper will be back in action next time out for Washington.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/20/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left Wednesday's game with a left hand contusion.
Insight: This is good news. Consider Pujols day-to-day for now.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT5/20/2015 6:52:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is not in the lineup on Wednesday versus the Twins.
Insight: Polanco has been struggling bit time lately, so Clint Hurdle has elected to go with Josh Harrison in right field, Jung Ho Kang at third base and Jordy Mercer at shortstop. Polanco is 0-for-18 in his last six games.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI5/20/2015 6:41:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Trumbo has a hit in four straight games, but he will get the day off. In his last day off, Trumbo did pinch hit, so it is still possible he gets an at-bat. Trumbo is hitting .280 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 125 at-bats this season.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/20/2015 6:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis is not in the lineup once again on Wednesday.
Insight: This will be Travis' fourth straight game in which he is sidelined since leaving Saturday's game with a shoulder issue. Steve Tolleson will start again at second base for Toronto.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY5/20/2015 5:49:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez will not play once again on Wednesday against the Nationals.
Insight: New York is playing by National League rules, so Rodriguez will be limited to a pinch hitting role. He struck out in a pinch hit appearance versus Washington on Tuesday.
Evan Gattis, C, HOU5/20/2015 5:30:00 PM
Description: Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis blasted his eighth homer of the season.
Insight: It was his lone hit in three at-bats. Gattis also walked and is now hitting .196 with 24 RBI so far this season.
Dallas Keuchel, SP, HOU5/20/2015 5:24:00 PM
Description: Astros starter Dallas Keuchel did not allow an earned run Wednesday against the Athletics.
Insight: Keuchel allowed one unearned run on six hits and two walks, while striking out four. He has an impressive 1.67 ERA overall.
Jesse Hahn, RP, OAK5/20/2015 5:20:00 PM
Description: Oakland starter Jesse Hahn allowed three runs Wednesday versus Houston.
Insight: He went six innings and gave up five hits and two walks. Hahn struck out six and now has a 4.43 ERA.
Francisco Cervelli, C, PIT5/20/2015 3:59:00 PM
Description: Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli is back in the starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Twins.
Insight: Cervelli left Tuesday's game after he took a foul tip directly off his mask. He went through all the concussion tests and is not experiecing any symptoms. Cervelli is hitting .297 with nine RBI this season.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN5/20/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton had been moved down to the eighth spot in the Cincinnati order on Wednesday.
Insight: Unfortunately, Hamilton's only value to fantasy owners this season has been steals, and that will take a huge hit with him hitting eighth. He is batting just .212/.264/.336, so in order to continue adding the his 17 steals and reclaim the leadoff spot, it appears Hamilton will have to get out of his slump.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY5/20/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: New York has placed center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list due to a right knee sprain.
Insight: Not good. Ellsbury has been injury prone in his career, so this is bad news. There is no definitive timetable yet for his return. In the meantime, Chris Young will likely get most of the starts in the outfield without Ellsbury.
J.T. Realmuto, C, MIA5/20/2015 3:23:00 PM
Description: Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto is not in the starting lineup against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Insight: Realmuto is just getting a day of rest. Jhonatan Solano will start behind the plate.
Dustin Ackley, LF, SEACold5/20/2015 3:18:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is not in the lineup against the Orioles on Wednesday.
Insight: It appears to be a regular day off for the outfielders. Ackley is hitting just .186 with three home runs and seven RBI this season, so perhaps manager Llyod McClendon wanted to just give Ackley a day away from things.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS5/20/2015 3:15:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is back in the lineup on Wednesday versus the Rangers.
Insight: Ramirez left Tuesday's game for precautionary reasons after a slide. He is hitting .276 with 10 home runs and 22 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/20/2015 3:14:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in the lineup on Wednesday versus the Rangers.
Insight: Sandoval left Tuesday's game after he took a pitch in the left knee. Tests came back negative, so consider him day-to-day.
Josh Hamilton, LF, TEX5/20/2015 1:21:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton will continue to rehab at Triple-A Round Rock through Saturday according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: It looks like Hamilton will make his 2015 debut on Monday against Cleveland. Hamilton has hit well in Double-A and Triple-A, so hopefully that leads to solid numbers in his return to Texas.
Jake Peavy, SP, SFG5/20/2015 1:18:00 PM
Description: Giants starter Jake Peavy could begin his rehab with High-A San Jose on Friday according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Peavy is recovering from a back injury, but he threw to hitters at extended spring training recently. It is still unclear, though, when Peavy will exactly return.
Melky Cabrera, LF, CWS5/20/2015 1:13:00 PM
Description: White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera is 7-for-18 with two RBI in his lifetime against Indians starter Shaun Marcum.
Insight: That's good for a .389 average. Cabrera is hitting .259 with one home run and 14 RBI in 37 at-bats this season.
Nick Markakis, RF, ATL5/20/2015 1:09:00 PM
Description: Braves outfield Nick Markakis is 5-for-11 with a double, home run and two RBI against Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi.
Insight: It's a small sample size, but Markakis likes what he sees when Odorizzi is on the mound. Markakis is hitting .298 with 10 RBI and 20 runs in 141 at-bats this season.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot5/20/2015 1:07:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has two career home runs and four RBI versus Brewers starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Cabrera is 4-for-13 (.308) against Lohse with two of those hits being home runs. He also has two walks and two strikeouts. As always, start Miggy on Wednesday.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/20/2015 1:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is 2-for-13 with a double in his career versus Angels pitcher Jered Weaver.
Insight: Donaldson also has two RBI, but his .154 batting average will probably keep owners away on Wednesday.
Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP, LOS5/20/2015 12:51:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has decided to undergo surgery on his left shoulder according to ESPN Los Angeles.
Insight: The good news is Ryu does not have a torn labrum, so the procedure should be pretty routine, but it will more than likely end Ryu's season.
Brian McCann, C, NYY5/20/2015 12:38:00 PM
Description: Yankees catcher Brian McCann is a career .182 hitter versus Nationals starter Jordan Zimmerman.
Insight: McCann is just 2-for-11 against Zimmerman with four strikeouts. Avoid him in his matchup.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT5/20/2015 12:31:00 PM
Description: It is a small sample size, but Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been great in his career versus Twins starter Mike Pelfrey.
Insight: McCutchen is 6-for-12 versus Pelfrey. All the hits have been singles. He also has three RBI, two walks and two steals.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA5/20/2015 12:29:00 PM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has just one hit in 17 at-bats versus Orioler starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Seager also has a walk and four strikeouts versus Chen. Avoid this matchup on Wednesday.
Coco Crisp, CF, OAK5/20/2015 12:25:00 PM
Description: Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp is not in the Athletics lineup on Wednesday.
Insight: Crisp left Tuesday's game with a neck injury. Manager Bob Melvin said it is a similar to the nagging neck injury Crisp dealt with last season according to Roto World. Craig Gentry will start in left field on Wednesday.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAK5/20/2015 12:17:00 PM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick is just 1-for-11 in his career against Astros starter Dallas Keuchel.
Insight: Reddick is having a nice season, hitting .315 with six home runs and 29 RBI in 127 at-bats this season, but he probably should be avoided on Wednesday. Reddick has only reached base twice in 13 plate appearance versus Keuchel.
Stephen Vogt, OF, OAK5/20/2015 12:11:00 PM
Description: Athletics C/1B/OF Stephen Vogt is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Astros.
Insight: Vogt appears to be getting the afternoon off after catching Tuesday night. Vogt is batting .310 with nine home runs and 30 RBI in 113 at-bats this season. Josh Phegley will be behind the plate for Oakland on Wednesday.
Buster Posey, C/1B, SFG5/20/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Giants catcher Buster Posey had an RBI-single in the third during the, 2-0, victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Insight: Posey was 1-for-3 in the game. He is hitting .295 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 139 at-bats this season.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS5/20/2015 9:54:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a walk versus the Giants on Tuesday.
Insight: Los Angeles, though, was shut out, so Gonzalez wasn't able to score or drive in a run. Gonzalez is having a great season, slashing .355/.430/.674 with nine home runs and 32 RBI in 138 at-bats this season.
Tim Hudson, SP, SFG5/20/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Giants starter Tim Hudson threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings in the, 2-0, victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Insight: Hudson allowed five hits, struck out two and walked two. He is 2-3 with a 4.01 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings this season.
Chris Coghlan, CF, CHC5/20/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan had a pair of solo home runs in the loss to the Padres on Tuesday.
Insight: Chicago hit three home runs in the game, but they were all solo, and the Cubs lost, 4-3. Coghlan was 2-for-4 with the two homers. He is hitting .205 with six home runs and nine RBI this season.
Craig Kimbrel, SP, NYM5/20/2015 9:49:00 AM
Description: Padres closer Craig Kimbrel recorded his 11th save on Tuesday, but he did allow a home run to Chris Coghlan.
Insight: It is nice Kimbrel is tied for third in the National League in saves, but he has a 5.74 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 15 2/3 innings. Not exactly what fantasy owners signed up for before the season.
Jason Hammel, SP, CHC5/20/2015 9:43:00 AM
Description: Cubs starter Jason Hammel allowed just two unearned runs in the, 4-3, loss to the Padres on Tuesday.
Insight: Hammel only allowed three hits, struck out eight and didn't walk a batter, but the two unearned runs led to a no-decision. Hammel is 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 49 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings this season.
James Shields, SP, SDP5/20/2015 9:41:00 AM
Description: Padres right-hander James Shields had a nice outing, allowing two runs in seven innings against the Cubs on Tuesday.
Insight: Shields tossed up two solo home runs, but that was it. He yielded six hits, struck out 11 and walked one in the no-decision. Shields still doesn't have a loss as he is 5-0 with a 3.74 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL5/20/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was 1-for-3 with a two-run double in the, 6-5, victory over the Phillies on Tuesday.
Insight: Tulowitzki has been disappointing for fantasy owners. He is hitting .285 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 123 at-bats.
Aaron Harang, SP, PHI5/20/2015 9:36:00 AM
Description: Phillies starter Aaron Harang threw six innings and allowed just three unearned runs against the Rockies on Tuesday.
Insight: Harang didn't have a run charged to his name, but he still received a no-decision as the Phillies lost, 6-5. Harang allowed three hits, struck out seven and walked three. He is 4-3 with a 1.82 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 44 strikeouts in 59 1/3 inning this season.

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