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Dave's Daily Fantasy Baseball Notes: April 4

TOKYO - MARCH 05:  Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki #51 of Japan waits for a pitch during the World Baseball Classic Tokyo Round match between Japan and China at Tokyo Dome on March 5, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)
dave darbySenior Analyst IApril 3, 2009

Ichiro Suzuki (SEA, OF)

Ichiro has been placed on the DL for fatigue and a bleeding ulcer. Ouch.

 

Travis Hafner (CLE, DH)

Pronk has finally found his pop. With zero home runs in his first 41 spring at-bats, he has hit two long balls in his last three games.

 

Andre Ethier (LAD, OF)

Ethier went yard and added a triple on Thursday. Big things expected from Andre this year.

 

Mark Teahen (KC, OF/2B)

It appears Teahen will start at second base on opening day. He has been crushing the ball all spring and forced the move to have him in the lineup. It won't be every day at second, however, as Willie Bloomquist will get plenty of time.

 

Chipper Jones (ATL, 3B)

Chippy signed a three-year extension worth a cool $42 million. Jones is inked through 2012 when he will be, what, 58 years old?

 

Trevor Hoffman (MIL, RP)

Hoffman is headed to the DL to start the season retroactive to March 27. Hoffman is suffering from a strained right oblique. There is no clear choice yet to fill the closer role for the Brewers to open the season.

 

Tim Lincecum (SF, SP)

Lincecum struck out eight in 5.2 innings and walked just one while giving up three runs. He came out firing in the first inning getting a weak ground ball to second and two swinging strikeouts that were not even close. Nasty.

 

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