Fantasy Baseball News and Notes for May 25, 2009
News and notes from around the Fantasy Baseball world
Brandon Phillips (CIN-2B)
Phillips suffered a hairline fracture in his right thumb on Saturday while fielding a ground ball. Phillips is going to try to play through the injury, which is good news for those enjoying his league-leading 27 RBI this month.
Jermaine Dye (CHI AL-OF)
With the return of Carlos Quentin from the DL, Dye will see a few more days off along with Scott Podsednik and Brian Anderson.
Pablo Sandoval (SF-C)
Sandoval strained his right elbow while making a throw on Friday. The elbow is still bothering him, and he will be held out again on Sunday and re-examined in San Francisco on Monday.
Mike Lowell (BOS-3B)
Just a heads up that Mike Lowell will be given a day off this week during the Minnesota series. Lowell has missed just one game thus far this season, so owners are not used to having him on the bench.
Carlos Beltran (NYM-OF)
The right knee bruise that has keep Beltran as a DH during interleague play is apparently bad enough to possibly keep him out of the lineup when NL play resumes.
Jason Bartlett (TB-SS)
Bartlett will be out at least on Monday after Dan Uggla slid into his left ankle on Sunday.
Jorge Posada (NYY-C)
Posada was 1-for-4 Sunday in a minor league game in Tampa. Manager Joe Girardi is hinting that Posada could be back with the big club within a week.
Brad Ziegler (OAK-RP)
Ziegler was in the game during the seventh inning Saturday against Arizona. It appears unlikely there are any save opportunities in his near future due to his recent struggles.
Joey Votto (CIN-1B)
Votto was held out of the lineup on Sunday because of a recurring dizziness issue the first baseman has been experiencing due to an inner ear infection.
David Price (TB-SP)
Just as we hinted a few days ago, Price has joined the big club and will start Monday against Cleveland. If all goes well, expect the move to be permanent.
Andre Ethier (LA-OF)
Not big news, but I find it humorous that Ethier was held out of the lineup Sunday with a cracked big toenail. Is that better or worse than a strained eyelid?
Jose Reyes (NYM-SS)
Reyes will continue to sit on Monday due to the right calf injury that has kept him out for the last five days.
Joba Chamberlain (NYY-SP)
Chamberlain is good to go on Tuesday after taking a line drive to the knee in his last start.
David Ortiz (BOS-DH)
Ortiz is looking at a possible drop in the order due to poor performance.
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