News for Free Agent Players - 2022 Park Slope Rotisserie League

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Fri Sep 2200:39Byron Buxton Delivers RBI Single In First Rehab AppearanceByron BuxtonCF/DHTwinsFree Agent
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (knee) went 1-for-4 with an RBI and two strikeouts in his first game back on his rehab assignment with Triple-A St. Paul. Buxton initially began his rehab assignment in late August, but was pulled off after tweaking his knee. It is likely that Minnesota will give the oft-injured outfielder plenty of time to get into game shape, as they have essentially clinched their division. The hope is that Buxton can make it back before the end of the season to get a few games in before the playoffs start, but fantasy managers shouldn't count on much the rest of the way.
Source: Do-Hyoung
Fri Sep 2200:22Miguel Cabrera Leaves Thursday's Game EarlyMiguel CabreraDHTigersFree Agent
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera was removed from Thursday's game in the sixth inning after fouling a pitch off his lower leg. There are no signs of a fracture and Cabrera will be re-evaluated after the game. Miggy is in the midst of his final season of baseball, one which will hopefully not end with this injury. It is very likely that even if Cabrera is injured, he will take an at-bat in the team's final game to get one last hoorah. Although he's slowed down the past few years, Miggy has had an inner-circle hall-of-fame caliber career.
Source: Adrian
Thu Sep 2119:01Everson Pereira Remains Out Of Thursday’s LineupEverson PereiraCFYankeesFree Agent
New York Yankees outfielder Everson Pereira (hamstring) remains absent from Thursday's lineup for the series finale versus the Toronto Blue Jays. The 22-year-old hasn't been seen in the lineup since last Thursday's doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox due to a low-grade hamstring strain. Pereira sustained the injury during that series when he slipped on the wet dugout steps at Fenway Park. The No. 3 Yankees prospect is unfortunately losing out on some valuable opportunity in center field in wake of Jasson Dominguez's (elbow) UCL surgery. In the meantime, Estevan Florial patrols center and hits seventh against right-hander Jose Berrios on Thursday.
Source: New York Yankees
Thu Sep 2118:50DJ Stewart Absent From Thursday’s Lineup AgainDJ StewartLF/RFOriolesFree Agent
New York Mets outfielder DJ Stewart (wrist) is not seen in Thursday's lineup for the series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies as a result of left wrist soreness. The 29-year-old, wearing an .899 OPS in 160 plate appearances this summer, also missed Wednesday's matchup with the ailment and needs at least another day to heal. Stewart should be considered day-to-day, and fantasy managers might want to start looking for another hot bat to ride in the home stretch with Stewart cooling down a bit lately. Jeff McNeil will park in right field and bat sixth against left-hander Ranger Suarez for this one.
Source: Anthony DiComo -
Thu Sep 2112:18Luke Raley Will Miss Time With Neck InjuryLuke RaleyDHRaysFree Agent
Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said that outfielder Luke Raley (neck) will miss some time. There's no timetable for him, but he's very sore on Thursday after reporting numbness in his left arm after a pinch-hitting appearance in the loss to the Los Angles Angels on Wednesday. The 29-year-old left-handed hitter was scheduled to undergo an MRI exam on Thursday, so we should know more about the specifics of his injury once the results are known. The Rays have already locked up a playoff spot, so there's a good chance that fantasy managers won't have Raley for most, if not all, of the 2023 regular season. Raley hasn't started a game since Sept. 15 when he crashed into a staff member during pre-game batting practice.
Source: Bally Sports Florida - Tricia
Wed Sep 2023:33Wandy Peralta Dealing With Triceps InjuryWandy PeraltaRPYankeesFree Agent
New York Yankees relief pitcher Wandy Peralta (triceps) is dealing with some "tricep stuff," according to manager Aaron Boone. Peralta hasn't pitched in almost a week and could be in danger of missing the remainder of the 2023 regular season. If this is the end of the line for the 32-year-old Dominican southpaw, he will finish the year with a 4-2 record, a solid 2.83 ERA (5.05 FIP), 1.22 WHIP, four saves, 30 walks and 51 strikeouts in 54 relief innings over 63 appearances out of the bullpen for the Yankees. Peralta has been pretty fortunate to have an ERA under 3.00 on the year with a bloated 13.2 percent walk rate, his highest walk rate since 2018 when he was with the Cincinnati Reds.
Source: New York Daily News - Gary
Wed Sep 2023:28Luke Raley Going For MRI On His ArmLuke RaleyDHRaysFree Agent
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Luke Raley (arm) said his left arm felt numb and had no strength on his last swing in Wednesday's loss to the Los Angeles Angles during a pinch-hitting appearance in the seventh inning, and he'll head for an MRI exam on Thursday morning. Before his appearance on Wednesday, Raley hadn't played in a game since Saturday when he collided with a staff member during batting practice before the game. Depending on the results of his MRI exam, this could be an injury that sends the 29-year-old outfielder to the injured list to close out the 2023 regular season. Until then, though, consider him day-to-day. Raley has had a breakout season in his third year in the big leagues, hitting .250/.334/.492 with an .826 OPS, 19 homers, 49 RBI, 14 stolen bases and 56 runs scored in 117 games. The Rays at least hope they can use the left-handed power/speed threat for the postseason.
Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc
Wed Sep 2023:12Byron Buxton To Start Rehab Assignment ThursdayByron BuxtonCF/DHTwinsFree Agent
Minnesota Twins outfielder/designated hitter Byron Buxton (knee) will start a minor-league rehab assignment and serve as the DH for Triple-A St. Paul on Thursday. St. Paul's season comes to an end this Sunday, so Buxton will have a limited amount of time to play in rehab games through this weekend before the Twins consider activating him from the injured list for the stretch run. The 29-year-old initially was rehabbing a strained hamstring when he hurt his knee on Sept. 1 and has his rehab assignment shut down. Buxton could make his way back to the Twins before the end of the regular season, and they hope he'll also be a factor for them in the postseason. He has yet to play the outfield in the big leagues in 2023 and is barely hitting over .200 with 17 homers, 42 RBI and nine steals in 304 at-bats this year.
Source: The Athletic - Dan
Wed Sep 2022:02Michael King Again Brilliant In Yankees LossMichael KingRP/SPYankeesFree Agent
New York Yankees pitcher Michael King made another terrific start Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. This was by far King's best start since transitioning from the bullpen late last month. The righty went seven innings and struck out 13, giving up one run on five hits and zero walks. He threw 101 pitches, 75 for strikes. King has pitched well enough as a starter to set himself up for a spot in the New York rotation next year, and he's given fantasy managers something to look at in the offseason. Going into the night, King had a 1.93 ERA as a starter over six games.
Wed Sep 2021:09Jake Burger Removed With InjuryJake Burger3BWhite SoxFree Agent
Miami Marlins third baseman Jake Burger (quad) was removed early from Wednesday's game against the New York Mets due to right quad tightness. While he should be considered day-to-day, it is something to watch, as leg injuries can be tricky and Burger has been a nice fantasy contributor since being traded to the Marlins. The 27-year-old has hit .310/.366/.524 with eight home runs over 44 games for Miami. Stay tuned to see if the team provides any updates and what they may be.
Source: Jordan
Wed Sep 2019:05DJ Stewart Dealing With Wrist InjuryDJ StewartLF/RFOriolesFree Agent
New York Mets outfielder DJ Stewart (wrist) was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Miami Marlins and was sporting a large ice wrap on his wrist before the game. With Stewart out, Rafael Ortega drew the start in left field and was hitting sixth in the batting order against Marlins right-hander Eury Perez. For now, consider Stewart to be day-to-day and check back to see if he's available on Thursday for the start of a series against the Philadelphia Phillies. The 29-year-old left-handed hitter has played pretty well for the Mets in just 50 games this year, hitting .264 (37-for-140) with 11 home runs, eight doubles, 26 RBI and 20 runs scored in 160 plate appearances.
Source: - Anthony
Wed Sep 2014:15Brent Rooker Re-Enters Starting Lineup WednesdayBrent Rooker1B/LFRoyalsFree Agent
Oakland A's outfielder Brent Rooker is back in the starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Seattle Mariners and right-hander George Kirby. The 28-year-old didn't appear in Tuesday night's 7-2 loss to the Mariners but will reappear out of the five-hole while acting as the club's designated hitter on Wednesday afternoon. It's been a career year for Rooker who has hit .241 with 26 home runs, three stolen bases, and a .797 OPS across 126 games, production that sits 21% above the league average, as per his 121 wRC+. He will have his hands full on Wednesday against Kirby who owns a 3.57 ERA and an MLB-best 2.6% BB% across his 28 starts on the season.
Wed Sep 2012:35Byron Buxton Hopes To Play In Rehab Games SoonByron BuxtonCF/DHTwinsFree Agent
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (knee) has been hitting, throwing and running, and the goal is still to get him back in minor-league rehab games for Triple-A St. Paul. However, the Triple-A season ends this Sunday, so if that's going to happen, it needs to be soon. Buxton received a cortisone injection for his injured right knee earlier this month and continues to do baseball activities, but it remains to be seen if the oft-injured 29-year-old will be able to return to the Twins starting lineup before the end of the regular season. At this point, the Twins probably are just hoping to have him available for the playoffs. Buxton has only served as a designated hitter in the big leagues this year in 304 at-bats and has slashed just .207/.294/.438 with 17 homers, 42 RBI, nine stolen bases and 49 runs scored.
Source: - Do-Hyoung
Wed Sep 2012:12Royce Lewis To Have MRI Exam This WeekendRoyce LewisSSTwinsFree Agent
Minnesota Twins infielder Royce Lewis (hamstring) will have an MRI exam on his injured hamstring when the team returns home this weekend. Lewis tweaked his hamstring in the game on Tuesday night and had to be removed. It's a situation that is yet to be determined, which means he's a candidate to go on the injured list. It's bad news for the Twins infield situation, as they just put shortstop Carlos Correa (foot) on the injured list as well while he deals with plantar fasciitis. Given the 24-year-old's injury history, it wouldn't be surprising if he was shut down for the rest of the regular season. Kyle Farmer should see everyday playing time at the 6 with Correa out, while Willi Castro should be a mainstay at the hot corner while Lewis heals up. Check back this weekend for an update on Lewis' condition and whether he has a chance to return this year.
Source: The Athletic - Dan
Tue Sep 1922:21Royce Lewis Injured TuesdayRoyce LewisSSTwinsFree Agent
Minnesota Twins infielder Royce Lewis (hamstring) left Tuesday's game early against the Cincinnati Reds with left-hamstring tightness. Lewis initially injured his hamstring in the sixth inning and tried to stay in before eventually leaving in the eighth frame. For now, he's being considered day-to-day, so fantasy managers will want to check back on Wednesday to see if he's able to return to the lineup. Before leaving, the 24-year-old went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. The former first overall pick in 2017 has only played in 58 games this year due to injuries, but when he's been active he's been great for the Twins and fantasy managers. Lewis entered Tuesday's contest hitting .308 (66-for-214) with 15 home runs (four grand slams), seven doubles, 52 RBI, six stolen bases and 36 runs scored in 235 plate appearances.
Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Bobby
Tue Sep 1921:05Brent Rooker Not In Tuesday's LineupBrent Rooker1B/LFRoyalsFree Agent
Oakland Athletics outfielder/designated hitter Brent Rooker is absent from the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Luis Castillo and the Seattle Mariners. The 28-year-old has had a career season, slashing .241/.325/.472 with 26 long balls, 55 runs, 60 RBI, and three stolen bases across 126 contests. Tyler Soderstrom will take his spot at DH and bat seventh. The former first-rounder hasn't put it together yet over his 36 career games, as he's hitting .171 with three homers. Soderstrom is solid in dynasty formats for his power potential, but fantasy managers can leave him on the waiver wire in redraft leagues.
Tue Sep 1916:18Everson Pereira Still SidelinedEverson PereiraCFYankeesFree Agent
New York Yankees rookie outfielder Everson Pereira (hamstring) is set to miss yet another game on Tuesday against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. In his absence, Oswaldo Cabrera is making another start in left field and will be in the nine-hole against Blue Jays left-hander Yusei Kikuchi. Pereira, one of the team's top prospects, made his MLB debut on Aug. 22 but hasn't played since Sept. 14 because of his hamstring injury, and manager Aaron Boone acknowledged that the injury could send the youngster to the injured list. With just under two weeks left in the 2023 season, Pereira may have played his last game this year. The 22-year-old Venezuelan has also struggled in his first 70 big-league at-bats, going 10-for-70 (.143) with no homers, seven RBI, four steals and six runs scored.
Tue Sep 1912:19Everson Pereira Could Go On Injured ListEverson PereiraCFYankeesFree Agent
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that rookie outfielder Everson Pereira (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury that could land him on the 10-day injured list. Pereira, the team's No. 3 prospect per MLB Pipeline, has also struggled in his first 21 major-league games, going 10-for-70 (.143) with no homers, three doubles, seven RBI, four stolen bases, 31 strikeouts and six runs scored. An injured-list stint would probably mean the end of Pereira's 2023 season with just under two weeks left for the Yankees. The 22-year-old hasn't played in a game since last Thursday, opening up more playing time in New York's outfielder for Oswaldo Cabrera.
Source: Talkin'
Tue Sep 1900:21Yennier Cano Earns One-Out Save MondayYennier CanoRP/SPTwinsFree Agent
Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Yennier Cano earned his seventh save of the season in Monday's 8-7 win over the Astros. Cano came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth up by one with two outs and the tying run on third, ending the game with a strikeout. The 29-year-old has pitched well this season and has filled in as closer while Felix Bautista (elbow) attempts to recover from a partial UCL tear in his throwing elbow. Cano should be rostered in at least all roto leagues for the final few weeks of the season if Bautista is not able to return.
Mon Sep 1818:25Michael Brantley Taking A Seat MondayMichael BrantleyDH/LFAstrosFree Agent
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Baltimore Orioles and left-hander John Means. The veteran is 0-for-9 with a strikeout over his last two games and will take a seat against the lefty on Monday while Chas McCormick takes over in left field. A shoulder injury kept Brantley out until late August and he hasn't been at his best since returning. The 36-year-old has hit .262 with two homers and a .702 OPS across 44 plate appearances on the season, and while he has struck out just twice in that time, he has also drawn just a single walk so far this season. His lack of power and speed at this stage in his career has kept Brantley off the fantasy radar over the last several seasons.