By now I’m sure you already know how my saying goes; another week of fantasy baseball means another week of injury updates. Take a look at who’s coming and going for week 19 of fantasy baseball action.
OF, Melky Cabrera/Kansas City Royals: Melky Cabrera was pulled from Saturday night’s game because of a sore left ankle. He hurt that same left ankle earlier in the week, so he might get extended time off for the ankle to fully recover. He was scratched from Sunday’s game and whether he will play or not on Monday, against the Rays, is yet to be seen. The Royals don’t seem to be making too much of the issue, so for right now it doesn’t seem too serious. Melky is considered day-to-day for now.
C/DH, Victor Martinez/Detroit Tigers: V-mart twisted his knee while trying to avoid a tag at home plate during Saturday’s game. He was scratched from the lineup on Sunday against the Royals. Jim Leyland did say however, that Martinez looked better and was walking around comfortably at the hotel and onto the team bus, which was a very positive sign. Considering this news, look for V-Mart to miss maybe a few starts at worst or none at all. A trip to the DL would be a surprise.
SS, Jose Reyes/New York Mets: Jose Reyes left in the second inning of Sunday’s ball game against Atlanta with tightness in his left hamstring; the same hamstring that landed him on the DL in July. Whether Jose Reyes goes back to the disabled list or not, it doesn’t look like he’ll be a full go for much baseball this week anyway, so keep him on your benches for week 19 of fantasy baseball.
SP, Alex Cobb/Tampa Bay Rays: Alex Cobb was actually pitching pretty well for the Rays before he suddenly found himself on the 15-day DL with discomfort in his right hand (his throwing hand). Before hitting the DL on August 7th, Alex Cobb was 3-2 with a respectable 3.42 ERA. He wasn’t helping owners out too much in the K department, but was still a solid option for fantasy owners given the Rays offensive potential and his solid ERA. Look for Alex Cobb to miss the next two weeks of baseball and come back fully rested and ready to go.