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Kimbrel ties rookie record

08/24/2011 9:10 AM - 

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel tied the rookie mark for saves in a season (Neftali Feliz – 2010) after claiming his 40th save last night against the Chicago Cubs.


Analysis: 

The 23-year-old flamethrower hasn’t given up an earned run since June 11th. He has a string of 32 scoreless games (31.2 IP) which includes 55 strikeouts.

Upton leaves after getting hit on elbow

08/24/2011 9:02 AM - 

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton left Tuesday night’s game after getting hit on the left elbow by Jordan Zimmermann. SOURCE; Sports Network


Analysis: 

Upton, who is having an excellent season (.298, 25 HR, 77 RBI, 19 SB), shouldn’t miss more than one or two games with what was diagnosed as an elbow contusion. Great news.

Morneau”s nightmare season continues

08/23/2011 11:42 AM - 

Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau was out of the lineup for the second consecutive night after fouling a ball off his foot.


Analysis: 

Morneau has played just 63 games this season, hitting a disappointing four home runs and knocking in 27 while batting .217. He simply hasn’t been the same guy since his July, 2010 concussion and has little fantasy value at this point in time.

Ellsbury expected to return

08/23/2011 11:34 AM - 

Boston Red Sox outfielder and MVP candidate Jacoby Ellsbury is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday after missing three games.


Analysis: 

Ellsbury might not have Curtis Granderson numbers, but he is having a great season, batting .313 with 89 runs scored, 22 HR, 79 RBI and 33 SB. Not bad for an eighth-round pick (ADP 88).

Street to return by end of week

08/23/2011 11:27 AM - 

Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street should be back with the big club by the weekend.


Analysis: 

Street pitched a perfect inning at AAA Colorado Springs and felt no pain. He has 29 saves and six blown saves this season with a mediocre ERA of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.176.

Ortiz still out

08/23/2011 11:19 AM - 

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz (heel) is still without a return date.


Analysis: 

Ortiz has been in and out of a protective walking boot and might be cleared to run in a few days. The team is playing it safe as he’s not really needed until the postseason. Ortiz is having another fine season, batting .300 with 24 HR and 79 RBI.

Choo to miss Tuesday

08/23/2011 11:14 AM - 

Cleveland Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo missed Monday’s game and will miss Tuesday contest as well because his wife is having a baby.


Analysis: 

Choo is batting .343 for the month of August. He should be back in a couple of days.

Choo is ready to help

08/22/2011 12:25 PM - 

Cleveland Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has come back with a hot bat.


Analysis: 

After missing all of July and half of August, Choo has sparkled in his return to the Indians lineup – batting .343 (12-for-35) in eight games.

Wandy could have real value soon

08/22/2011 12:18 PM - 

Houston Astros’ pitcher Wandy Rodriguez is likely to clear waivers this week.


Analysis: 

Rodriguez has a huge price tag which will ward discourage most teams, but if he gets traded to a contender he could post solid numbers down the stretch. Over his last three starts he’s 2-1 with an ERA of 0.90 and a WHIP of 1.05.

Ellsbury has sore back

08/20/2011 2:13 PM - 

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is dealing with a sore back after being hit with a pitch in the eighth inning of Friday night’s game.


Analysis: 

If not for the fact that the team is already missing Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz, Terry Francona would probably give Ellsbury the day off. Ellsbury is having a top-five fantasy season, batting .313 with 22 HR, 79 RBI, 89 runs scored and 33 stolen bases.

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