Player Notes - Seattle and Tampa Bay
Seattle
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Blake BeavanSPMariners starter Blake Beavan's arm was tight all night and manager Lloyd McClendon lifted him after four innings on Tuesday at Texas. SOURCE: Greg Johns, mlb.comBeavan allowed two runs on six hits (two HR) in four innings in his first appearance of the season. He had a 6.13 ERA in 39 2/3 innings last season and struck out just 67 batters in 152 1/3 frames the year before, so he isn't a fantasy option.4/15/2014 11:03:00 PM
Taijuan WalkerRPMariners RHP Taijuan Walker was scratched from his rehab start on Tuesday due to a stiffness in his shoulder, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com. He had trouble getting loose prior to the game.Walker has been making good progress in his recovery from the shoulder discomfort he dealt with during spring training and was in line to rejoin the Mariners after Tuesday's start, but this will set him back into May if not longer.4/15/2014 8:15:00 PM
Logan Morrison1BMariners 1B/OF Logan Morrison left Monday's game with a tight right hamstring, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com.Morrison left before he even got his first at-bat and was replaced by Michael Saunders in right field. Morrison is 3-for-20 this season and isn't a fantasy option.4/14/2014 9:00:00 PM
Hisashi IwakumaSPMariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) will throw a 45-pitch simulated game Saturday, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com.Iwakuma suffered a strained tendon in his right hand on Jan. 20 when he caught his finger in the net of a protective screen while attempting to catch a high throw. He's expected to be back in early May.4/14/2014 8:26:00 PM
Dustin AckleyLFSeattle left fielder Dustin Ackley is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against Oakland. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet Bay AreaThis will be Ackley's first absence of the season. Willie Bloomquist (.500, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will hold down the fort in left field on Sunday.4/13/2014 1:20:00 PM
James PaxtonSPSeattle starter James Paxton (lat) is unlikely to throw for at least a week, according to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune.Paxton went 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA, a 0.67 WHIP and a 13/2 K/BB in 12 innings before suffering a strained lat. Keep him stashed, as he is one of Seattle's top prospects and will get his rotation spot back when he's healthy.4/11/2014 8:51:00 PM
Taijuan WalkerRPMariners starter Taijuan Walker (shoulder) struck out 10 batters over five innings during his rehab start with Double-A Jackson Wednesday. SOURCE: Greg Johns, mlb.comHe threw 84 pitches, allowed three hits, walked one and gave up zero runs. Walker could be ready to return to the M's after this outing.4/9/2014 10:26:00 PM
Hisashi IwakumaSPMariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) threw his first bullpen session Wednesday, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com, and he'll throw another on Saturday.Iwakuma suffered a strained tendon in his right hand on Jan. 20 when he caught his finger in the net of a protective screen while attempting to catch a high throw. He's expected to be back in late April or early May.4/9/2014 7:59:00 PM
James PaxtonSPSeattle starter James Paxton suffered a strained lat Tuesday in a victory over Los Angeles. SOURCE: Larry Stone, Seattle TimesPaxton surrendered four hits and three runs before exiting. He's probably headed to the disabled list. Taijuan Walker, who is close to returning from a shoulder injury, is likely to absorb Paxton's place in the starting rotation.4/9/2014 10:54:00 AM
Corey HartDHSeattle DH Corey Hart rewarded his fantasy owners by smacking two homers Tuesday in a win over Los Angeles.Three of Hart's five hits this season have left the stadium. He'll be a work in progress coming back from knee surgery but it's good to see that the power is still there.4/9/2014 10:09:00 AM


Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Matt MooreSPAccording to Marc Topkins of the Tampa Bay Times, Rays left-hander Matt Moore has scheduled Tommy John surgery for next week.Moore was diagnosed with a torn UCL in his elbow which almost always means going under the knife, so this isn't a surprise. Moore was a fantasy stud last season going 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA and 143 Ks in 150 1/3 innings pitched. He was 0-2 with a 2.70 ERA before the injury.4/15/2014 2:21:00 PM
Ben Zobrist2BRays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist is a career .105 hitter (2-for-19) versus Baltimore right-hander Miguel Gonzalez.Zobrist is a career .277 hitter left-handed (.256 right-handed), but hasn't had any success versus Gonzalez. Add in a strong wind blowing in from left field on Tuesday and you have all the ingredients for a low output evening.4/15/2014 9:34:00 AM
Jake OdorizziSPRays RHP Jake Odorizzi (illness) was sent back to the team hotel Monday, according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune.Odorizzi (1-1, 5.73 ERA, 1.55 WHIP) is scheduled to pitch Tuesday against the Orioles. The team still expects him to make that start.4/14/2014 5:56:00 PM
David DeJesusLFTampa Bay left fielder David DeJesus is not in Monday's lineup.Btandon Guyer will get another start. DeJesus is batting just .172 this season. Guyer is just 1-for-8 with one homer. Neither is fantasy worthy at this time.4/7/2014 10:16:00 AM
ColdDesmond JenningsCFRays center fielder Desmond Jennings is just 2-for-18 (.111) versus Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen.Jennings was off to a nice start beginning the season with a pair of multi-hit games, but is batting just .167 over the past 11 contests and should be avoided on Monday.4/14/2014 9:54:00 AM
HotBen Zobrist2BRays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist is a career .435 hiiter (10-for-23) versus Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.Zobrist is coming off a two-homer afternoon and has hit safely in six of his last seven games to raise his average to .277 with an .871 OPS. Add in a strong wind blowing out to left field on Monday and you have all the ingredients for another solid day with the bat.4/14/2014 9:51:00 AM
Ben Zobrist2BRays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist went yard from both sides of the plate and drove in four runs Sunday at Cincinnati.Zobrist is batting .277 with three homers, six RBI and an .871 OPS so far. As usual, he's walking a ton (8 BBs, 7 Ks). The utilityman is a career .238 hitter in April, but he's off to a nice start for a change.4/13/2014 7:45:00 PM
Alex CobbSPThe Rays expect to be without RHP Alex Cobb for four-to-six weeks due to his strained left oblique. SOURCE: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times.Cobb has a 1.89 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP in 19 innings this season. We won't see him back until mid-May at the earliest. Erik Bedard will take the open spot in Tampa Bay's rotation.4/13/2014 6:09:00 PM
Alex CobbSPRays right-hander Alex Cobb strained his left oblique Saturday in a win against Cincinnati. He's already been placed on the 15-day disabled list.That opens up a spot in the rotation for Erik Bedard, who was recently called up from Triple-A Durham. Cobb (1-1, 1.89 ERA) will be eligible to return on April 28th, though it's doubtful he'll be able to recover that quickly.4/13/2014 10:50:00 AM
Alex CobbSPTampa Bay starter Alex Cobb was dominant in Saturday's 1-0 win over Cincinnati (7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 5 K's).Cobb (1-1, 1.89 ERA) threw all zeros for the second straight outing. If Cobb keeps this up, he'll be a no-brainer for the All-Star team in a few months. His next start is against the Yankees (6-6).4/12/2014 10:07:00 PM