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Fantasy Baseball News for May 23, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 12:  Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets plays the field against the Atlanta Braves on May 12, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Braves 4-3 in 10 innings.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
dave darbySenior Analyst IMay 23, 2009

A look around the major league fantasy world.

Manny Ramirez (LA-OF) Man Ram has started workouts again in Florida as prep for his return to the majors on July 3. Expect about a 10-game prep tour in the minor leagues prior to joining the Dodgers.

 

Homer Bailey (CIN-SP) Bailey has been recalled from the minors to start against Clevel and Saturday. With Edinson Volquezon the 15 day DL, Homer may get a three-game audition to remain in the rotation.

 

Scott Kazmir (TB-SP)Kazmir was placed on the 15 day DL Friday with a right quad strain. The Rays were worried that the injury was beginning to mess with Kazmir's mechanics and could lead to arm issues. Could there be a David Price move coming up?

 

Grady Sizemore (CLE-OF) Sizemore showed signs of life Friday night with a home run and a stolen base. Hitting just .220 on the year, Sizemore has been given a few games at DH this week to rest up.

 

Joakim Soria (KC-RP) Soria is throwing off a mound again and likely will go on a rehab assignment in the next week to 10 days.

 

Ricky Nolasco (FL-SP)Nolasco, who won 15 games last season, has been optioned to Class AAA New Orleans. With an era of 9.07 the Marlins are hoping for Nolasco to fix his issues and return to the Marlins more like the guy whith the 3.52 era last year.

 

Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS-SP)Dice K made his return from the DL with mixed results against a tough Mets lineup. Mats went five innings, giving up four earned with four K's.

 

Chipper Jones (ATL-3B) Jones missed the game Friday night as a result of a sprained joint in this right big toe. Jones hurt the toe while short stepping first base Thursday night. Chippy will be out of the lineup Saturday with Sunday looking iffy.

 

Rich Harden (CHI NL-SP)Harden was placed on the 15-day DL Friday with a mid-back strain. harden is eligible to return June 2.

 

Jose Reyes (NY NL-SS) Reyes, who has tendinitis behind his right calf is still listed as day to day. The Mets shortstop has been out of the lineup since mid week and he is not sure how long he will be out.

 

Frank Francisco (TEX-RP)Francisco returned from the DL Friday with a 10th inning save.

 

Jarrod Washburn (SEA-SP)Washburn with skip his scheduled start on Saturday because of some left knee pain. Washburn will make his next start on Tuesday.

 

Benjie Molina (SF-C)It's a good bet that Molina will start at catcher Saturday. With Steve Holm optioned to Class AAA Fresno, Benjie is the only catcher on the roster.

 

Vladimir Guerrero (LAA-OF)Vlady will rehab in Class-A Rancho Cucamonga in prep for a return to the majors on Monday.

 

Jake Peavy (SD-SP) One day after rejecting a trade to the White Sox, Peavy struck out 10 in six innings of work to beat the Cubs.

 

Troy Percival (TB-RP)Percival was placed on the 15 day DL Friday with  right shoulder tendinitis. Percival went back to California and is thinking about retiring. Joe Nelson is the first choice to step in as closer for the Rays.

 

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