MLB Player News

  • Albert Almora CF | CHC

    Cubs' Albert Almora: Gets nod in center field

    Almora will bat ninth and play center field against the Pirates on Tuesday.

    Almora will get his first start in three games, while Jon Jay heads to the bench as a result. The two should continue to split the majority of reps in center field, though Almora should offer more fantasy value. The 23-year-old is slashing .303/.378/.485 with seven RBI in 33 at-bats this year, but he remains temporarily limited in fantasy due to his inconsistent playing time (he's only started seven of the Cubs' 19 games so far).

  • Indians' Abraham Almonte: Sitting out Tuesday against southpaw

    Almonte is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Astros.

    With the left-handed Dallas Keuchel taking the mound for Houston, Almonte will head to the bench. Brandon Guyer will get the nod to start in right field while Almonte heads to the bench.

  • Jon Jay LF | CHC

    Cubs' Jon Jay: Out of lineup Tuesday

    Jay is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

    Despite going 3-for-7 in his last four games, Jay will head to the bench in favor of Albert Almora. The two should continue to split time, though Jay remains the less intriguing fantasy option.

  • Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall: Sits versus lefty Tuesday

    Chisenhall is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Astros.

    Per the usual trend, Chisenhall will head to the bench for a day off with southpaw Dallas Keuchel taking the hill for Houston. Austin Jackson will take over in center field in his stead.

  • Cameron Maybin LF | LAA

    Angels' Cameron Maybin: Steals third base Wednesday

    Maybin went 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in a 2-1 win over the Blue Jays on Monday.

    The veteran outfielder returned to the lineup after getting a day off Sunday, a trend that has been happening twice a week on average this season. Maybin hasn't done much with his bat early on (.204/.295/.296), but he is beginning to provide some fantasy value with two steals over his last two starts. If he can raise his batting average and match or surpass last year's total of 15 steals, then the 30-year-old could restore his standard-league status; as of right now, he is only providing value to those in deeper formats.

  • Astros' Teoscar Hernandez: Could get called up this week

    Hernandez would get the call from Triple-A Fresno if Jake Marisnick (concussion) lands on the 7-day DL, the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan reports.

    Hernandez, like Marisnick, is a righty-hitting outfielder with defensive versatility, so he would be an obvious replacement option. He is hitting .250/.358/.571 with four home runs and three steals (on five attempts) through 56 at-bats in the Pacific Coast League.

  • Jake Marisnick CF | HOU

    Astros' Jake Marisnick: Going through concussion protocol

    Marisnick is going through the concussion protocol, manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

    If Marisnick lands on the 7-day DL, which seems quite possible, the Astros would recall Teoscar Hernandez from Triple-A, the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan reports. Hinch also added that George Springer (hamstring) is closer to returning than Marisnick, and Springer could be back in the lineup Tuesday.

  • Monte Harrison RF | MIL

    Brewers' Monte Harrison: Fast start to 2017 campaign

    Harrison is hitting .333/.391/.635 with five home runs and 14 RBI through 17 games with Low-A Wisconsin this season.

    Harrison missed a good chunk of the spring season due to an oblique injury, but the time off has not prevented him from getting off to a fast start. Harrison posted just a .631 OPS over 75 games with Wisconsin last year, but if he can keep that mark elevated awhile longer, he could earn himself a promotion to High-A Carolina.

  • Astros' George Springer: Hopeful to rejoin lineup Tuesday

    Astros manager A.J. Hinch said that he's hopeful that Springer (hamstring) will be back in the lineup for Tuesday's series opener with the Indians, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    This echoes the sentiment Hinch expressed heading into Sunday's game against the Rays, a contest Springer sat out after exiting one night earlier with the left hamstring discomfort. Assuming Springer responds well to the time off he received to heal up, he'll likely take back his usual duties in center field and at the top of the batting order.

  • Mallex Smith CF | TB

    Rays' Mallex Smith: Puts in work in extended spring training Monday

    Smith (hamstring) put in his rehab work in extended spring training Monday and is scheduled to play for High-A Charlotte on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The speedster is thus due to jump back into game action a week after he resumed running and six days after starting batting practice in his rehab process. Smith is still on track to rejoin the Rays later in the week assuming no setbacks.