With only a few days left in the Major League Baseball season, fantasy baseball leagues are in their home stretch. With pennant races taking center stage, it is important for fantasy baseball owners to stay up to date on all the latest news and information regarding their players.
Fantasy Baseball Sportal will continue to provide you with everything you need to know about what’s happening in fantasy baseball in order for you to take home that league title.
Alex Rios, OF, Chicago White Sox
X-rays Monday on Rios’ left knee came back negative. Rios fouled a ball off his knee in the eighth inning of Monday’s game against the Red Sox and appeared to be in a tremendous amount of pain. Despite having to be pulled from the game, fantasy owners should rest easy knowing that the x-rays came back negative and the stud outfielder should return to the field before the season is over.
Wilson Betemit, 3B, Kansas City Royals
An under the radar fantasy option, Betemit has missed the last two games because of a sore shin. Despite still being a little sore, Betemit should be back in the Royals lineup in a day or two. On the season Betemit is hitting .312 and should be considered a solid 3B sleeper for the last few games of the season.
Placido Polanco, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies
Polanco has been fighting a bone spur in his left elbow all season and Phillies manager Charlie Manuel confirmed on Monday that he intends to rest Polanco for much of this week. The third baseman is batting just .219 over his last 38 games and should be benched in all fantasy formats for the rest of the week.
Martin Prado, 2B, Atlanta Braves
Prado exited Monday’s game against the Marlins after injuring his hip while making a diving catch. Manager Bobby Cox said that “Prado’s definitely going to be out a while” and the outlook on the all-star 2B’s hip is not good. This is bad news for fantasy owners as it looks like Prado will be limited for the rest of the season. Omar Infante will shift over to second base while Brooks Conrad will take over 3B duties and is worth a flier, especially in deeper leagues and to those owners who lost Prado.
Jimmy Rollins, 2B, Philadelphia Phillies
Despite missing much of the season with a nagging hamstring injury, Rollins is expected to return to the Phillies lineup on Tuesday against Washington. Manager Charlie Manuel wants Rollins to get in some game action before the playoffs start and he is worth starting in all fantasy formats. While he has underperformed for much of the year, the former MVP could break out at any time including the last week of the season.
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