Player News

Review the latest player news for a specified group of players.

Carlos GonzalezCol - LF
News: Gonzalez left Sunday's game against the Phillies with left knee tendinitis, the Rockies' official site reports. (Apr 20 4:47p)
Impact: Gonzalez, who evidently tweaked his knee after running out a grounder to end the sixth inning Sunday, is considered day-to-day at this stage. Prior to his exit from the game, Gonzalez was 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 4:47p ET)
Overall Rank: 5 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 20.2 % Owned: 99.5
Bryce HarperWas - LF
News: Harper (quadriceps) will return to lineup Thursday against the Cardinals, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports. (Apr 17 12:14p)
Impact: Harper needed just one day out of the lineup to get over the left quad tightness that resulted in him being scratched Wednesday. Harper was starting to heat up prior to dealing with the injury, recording a hit in eight straight games to pump his average to .340 on the season. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:14p ET)
Overall Rank: 16 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 21.4 % Owned: 98.9
Hanley RamirezLAD - SS
News: Ramirez (hand) said he expects to return to the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports. (Apr 17 11:32a)
Impact: Ramirez is dealing with a bruised hand rather than any sort of fracture, and manager Don Mattingly indicated that the shortstop would be back in the lineup as soon as he'd be able to grip a bat. Fortunately for fantasy owners, it appears he's at least close to reaching that point, so it could only be a one-game absence. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:32a ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 22.1 % Owned: 99.4
Hanley RamirezLAD - SS
News: Ramirez left Wednesday's game against the Giants after being hit in the hand with a Ryan Vogelsong pitch in the seventh inning, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports. (Apr 16 9:14p)
Impact: Ramirez was checked out by the Dodgers' medical staff immediately after being hit, and was lifted for a pinch runner shortly afterwards. He'll likely undergo X-rays, and manager Don Mattingly should have more information regarding his status following the game. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:14p ET)
Overall Rank: 8 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 22.1 % Owned: 99.4
Bryce HarperWas - LF
News: Harper was scratched from the lineup Wednesday because of left quad tightness, the Washington Post's James Wagner reports. (Apr 16 3:29p)
Impact: He has been playing through the pain in his quad since Friday, and will get the night off Wednesday. The Nationals have a series against the Cardinals coming up on Thursday, and while we wouldn't expect Harper to miss much more time, owners should check his status before lineups lock. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:29p ET)
Overall Rank: 16 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 21.4 % Owned: 98.9
Yu DarvishTex - SP
News: Darvish (thumb) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Wednesday's game against the Mariners. (Apr 16 2:39p)
Impact: Darvish was removed from his last start Friday with a cut on his right thumb, but the setback will not prevent him from making his scheduled start Wednesday night. In a five-star pitching matchup, Darvish will square off against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:39p ET)
Overall Rank: 20 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 29.6 % Owned: 99.5
Ryan BraunMil - RF, LF
News: Braun is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals. (Apr 16 7:06a)
Impact: Braun has recorded at least one hit in eight of his last nine games, but he has not homered since last Tuesday and struck out four times in his last two games, so manager Ron Roenicke decided it was time for a day off. Logan Schafer will start in right field in Braun's place, and Jonathan Lucroy will fill the third spot in the batting order. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:06a ET)
Overall Rank: 11 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 26.0 % Owned: 99.3
Craig KimbrelAtl - RP
News: Kimbrel is dealing with a sore shoulder, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. (Apr 14 8:20p)
Impact: Kimbrel said that the sore shoulder is no big deal and that he'd be good to go in a few days. However, it's never a good thing to hear about a sore shoulder, nor is it wise to rely on a player's diagnosis. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:20p ET)
Overall Rank: 53 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 31.5 % Owned: 99.2
Dustin PedroiaBos - 2B
News: Pedroia was scratched from the lineup Sunday with left wrist soreness and will travel to Boston to get it checked out Monday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. (Apr 13 3:08p)
Impact: The news for Pedroia didn't seem serious at first, but the fact that he's been dealing with an issue since the Milwaukee series last weekend and will also have to get it checked out in Boston doesn't make it sound as minor as it did initially. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:08p ET)
Overall Rank: 31 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 20.9 % Owned: 98.5
Alex CobbTB - SP
News: Cobb's (oblique) timetable could be 4-to-6 weeks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. (Apr 13 2:56p)
Impact: The typical timetable for an injury like Cobb's is 6-to-8 weeks, so this qualifies as good news. The injury comes at a tough time for Cobb, who was starting to get on a roll on the mound. He is currently working on a scoreless streak of 15.1 innings. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:56p ET)
Overall Rank: 95 Position Rank: 24
% Started: 1.5 % Owned: 84.9
Adrian BeltreTex - 3B, DH
News: Beltre (quad) has been placed on the 15-day DL, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. (Apr 13 12:08p)
Impact: The move is retroactive to April 9, making Beltre eligible to return April 24 if the injury subsides over the next two weeks. Hector Noesi is taking Beltre's roster spot for Sunday's game against Houston, while Kevin Kouzmanoff will continue to see extra playing time at third base while Beltre is sidelined. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:08p ET)
Overall Rank: 17 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 1.7 % Owned: 99.0
Mat LatosCin - SP
News: Latos' (elbow) MRI revealed a flexor mass strain in his forearm, but his UCL is strong, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. (Apr 13 8:10a)
Impact: Reds manager Bryan Price said that Latos' injury is different than the strain suffered by Jonathan Broxton, and it won't require surgery at this time. The plan for Latos is simply to rest for now, while there's no clear timetable for his return. According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Latos won't throw for the next 10-to-14 days. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:10a ET)
Overall Rank: 73 Position Rank: 17
% Started: 0.9 % Owned: 79.1
Ryan ZimmermanWas - 3B
News: Zimmerman will miss the next 4-to-6 weeks with a broken thumb. (Apr 12 8:09p)
Impact: This is terrible news for owners and the Nats, who are already dealing with injuries to Denard Span (concussion), Wilson Ramos (wrist) and Jayson Werth (groin). Zimmerman broke his thumb after jamming it into second base while getting picked off during a slide back into the bag in the fifth inning of Saturday's game. In all likelihood, it will be Anthony Rendon who fills in for Zimmerman at third base, while Zimmerman's recovery timetable tentatively slates him for a return in mid-to-late May. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:09p ET)
Overall Rank: 54 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 0.7 % Owned: 90.7
Adrian BeltreTex - 3B, DH
News: GM Jon Daniels said Saturday that the Rangers are leaning toward placing Beltre (quadriceps) on the DL, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. (Apr 12 2:48p)
Impact: The team indicated earlier in the week that they had no immediate plans to place Beltre on the disabled list, but Daniels is now leaning the other way. It may be wise to just give Beltre the 15 days and hope he's ready for the long haul when he returns, rather than allow him to play and risk letting the quad issue linger. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:48p ET)
Overall Rank: 17 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 1.7 % Owned: 99.0
News: McCutchen (ankle) is in the Pirates' lineup Saturday in Milwaukee, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. (Apr 12 12:56p)
Impact: Despite emerging from Friday's game with discomfort in his left ankle, it's business as usual Saturday for McCutchen, who is taking on center field and batting third in the order. He'll attempt to break out of an 0-for-10 blip on the radar, though he boasts a 3:4 BB:K and two stolen bases during that brief span. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:56p ET)
Overall Rank: 4 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 24.5 % Owned: 99.5
Jayson WerthWas - RF
News: Werth left Friday's game against the Braves with tightness in his left groin, reports James Wagner of the Washington Post. (Apr 11 9:05p)
Impact: Werth left this contest in the later innings after going 1-for-5 with a run scored. The extent of his groin injury is yet to be determined, but losing the veteran outfielder for any extended period would be a significant blow. Werth is off to a great a start this season, batting .351 with eight RBI over the first 10 games. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:05p ET)
Overall Rank: 77 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 22.6 % Owned: 95.3
News: McCutchen left Friday's game with discomfort in his left ankle, according to ROOT Sports in Pittsburgh. (Apr 11 7:48p)
Impact: He fouled a ball off his ankle Thursday afternoon in Wrigley Field. Manager Clint Hurdle will have more information after the game. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:48p ET)
Overall Rank: 4 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 24.5 % Owned: 99.5
Troy TulowitzkiCol - SS
News: Tulowitzki (quadriceps) was scratched from Friday's lineup, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports. (Apr 11 3:56p)
Impact: Tulowitzki was initially included in the lineup, but is reportedly still dealing with some tightness in his right quad. It seems the Rockies are just taking all the necessary precautions with their star shortstop, as he is expected to play Saturday and Sunday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:56p ET)
Overall Rank: 13 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 25.9 % Owned: 99.5
Mat LatosCin - SP
News: Latos (knee, elbow) felt some tenderness in his flexor mass during a bullpen session Friday, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. (Apr 11 1:48p)
Impact: The Reds were confident enough in Latos' health to return him elevated ground Friday, but the right-hander's bullpen session did not go well. Latos' elbow tenderness, which caused him to be scratched from his scheduled rehab start Tuesday, reportedly crept back up, and he'll now need to undergo additional treatment before throwing again. It's a troubling step back for one of Cincinnati's top starters. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:48p ET)
Overall Rank: 73 Position Rank: 17
% Started: 0.9 % Owned: 79.1
Adrian BeltreTex - 3B, DH
News: Beltre (quad) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros. (Apr 11 1:34p)
Impact: Beltre is apparently still a little sore despite a team off day Thurday, so he will his second game in a row Friday. The Rangers stated Thursday that are not planning to place Beltre on the disabled list as of now, so there's a chance he could still return to action sometime this weekend. Kevin Kouzmanoff will man the hot corner in his place Friday night. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:34p ET)
Overall Rank: 17 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 1.7 % Owned: 99.0
Josh HamiltonLAA - RF
News: Hamilton will need surgery on his left thumb and is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. (Apr 9 3:10p)
Impact: Hamilton injured his thumb on a head-first slide into first base Tuesday, and while an initial X-ray was returned negative, an MRI revealed a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. A DL move is likely imminent, as the team is saying Hamilton will be out 6-to-8 weeks. Collin Cowgill figures to see increased playing time in his absence. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:10p ET)
Overall Rank: 91 Position Rank: 13
% Started: 0.4 % Owned: 90.2
Ryan ZimmermanWas - 3B
News: Zimmerman (shoulder) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, CSN Washington reports. (Apr 9 12:31p)
Impact: Zimmerman will man his usual spot at third base, reverting to a sidearm throwing motion on his throws so as not to worsen the shoulder discomfort. It seems like the shoulder issue is going to be something that Zimmerman might have to deal with the rest of the season, and while it's not dramatically expected to limit his impact with the bat, it could make him a liability defensively for the Nationals. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:31p ET)
Overall Rank: 54 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 0.7 % Owned: 90.7
Adrian BeltreTex - 3B, DH
News: Beltre, who left Tuesday's game with a tight quad, will not play Wednesday, and could perhaps miss even more time, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. He will return to Texas to have his sore left quadriceps muscle examined by team physician Dr. Keith Meister, which should include an MRI exam. (Apr 8 7:25p)
Impact: Apparently the quadriceps soreness was in a different location than the soreness he dealt with in the spring, but the Rangers, including Beltre, where in no hurry to discuss the ailment after the game. If he is forced to the DL, Kevin Kouzmanoff could be called up from Triple-A Round Rock to man the hot corner. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 7:25p ET)
Overall Rank: 17 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 1.7 % Owned: 99.0
Yasiel PuigLAD - RF
News: The MRI on Puig's thumb revealed a ligament strain, the LA Times reports. At least for now, he's not expected to go on the DL. (Apr 7 3:15p)
Impact: The Dodgers are off Monday, giving them an extra day to decide whether Puig needs that DL stint. With another off-day Thursday, it would not be a surprise to see him miss two games this week then jump back into action. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:15p ET)
Overall Rank: 25 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 18.8 % Owned: 97.8
Yasiel PuigLAD - RF
News: Puig (thumb) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Giants. (Apr 6 12:59p)
Impact: The Dodgers will give Puig the day off after he tweaked his thumb while diving to first base Saturday. The team hasn't revealed the extent of the injury, so it remains to be seen what Puig's availability will be like next week. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:59p ET)
Overall Rank: 25 Position Rank: 3
% Started: 18.8 % Owned: 97.8
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