Fantasy News and Notes for May 26, 2009

dave darbySenior Analyst IMay 26, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 24: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees stands in the field after grounding out against the Philadelphia Phillies on May 24, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

News and notes from around Fantasy Baseball.

Albert Pujols (STL1B) Pujols isn't getting much protection in the lineup. He has been walked nine times, including four intentionally in his last four games. Great for the OBP, but not so good for hits, HR's and RBI.


Mike Lowell (BOS3B) That day off we advised was coming will be Tuesday night.


Todd Helton (COL1B) Helton left Monday's game with a migraine and is day-to-day.


Carlos Beltran (NYMOF) Beltran will have an MRI Tuesday on his right knee. Beltran has been playing through the pain as a DH, but with that inter league option over for now, it is time to get the scoop on the problem.


Ted Lilly (CHCSP) Lilly got the boot in the fifth inning Monday for arguing balls and strikes. Fines and a possible suspension (which rarely effects starting pitching) to come later.


Brian Roberts (BAL2B) Roberts left Monday's game with an ankle injury. For right now, consider him day to day.


Ryan Ludwick (STL-OF) Ludwick appears ready to come off the DL when eligible on Friday.


Alex Rodriguez (NNY3B) Rodriguez appears to be back with his 5-for-5 effort on Monday. Prior to that game he was hitting near .200 with close to a home run or nothing result.


Rafael Furcal (LADSS) Furcal missed Monday's game with a sore left buttocks. Insert your "pain in the @#&" joke here.


Joakim Soria (KCRP) Soria heads for Arizona on Tuesday to rehab and could be back with the Royals early next week.


Jose Reyes (NYMSS) Still no word on a return date for Reyes.  It is looking more like a DL possibility. The Mets will have to make that call later this week.


Matt Capps (PITRP) Capps was hit on the right elbow by a Geovany Soto line drive and ran off the field. Initial X-rays were not conclusive and a second round of tests is likely.


Felipe Lopez (ARZ2B) Lopez is still probably a few days out from returning to the starting lineup due to his hamstring issue.


Carlos Quentin (CHWOF) Quentin will undergo testing Tuesday on his faulty foot and is a likely candidate for the DL.


Carlos Marmol (CHCRP) The Cubs will probably be without Marmol until Wednesday as his wife is due to give birth Tuesday.


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