Player Notes - NY Yankees and Tampa Bay
NY Yankees
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Carlos BeltranRFYankees right fielder Carlos Beltran extended his hitting streak to 13 games on Saturday, but the Rangers routed the Yankees, 15-4.Beltran was 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the sixth, which was New York's first run. Texas scored 10 runs in the third inning, and Beltran had a costly error in the frame. Beltran is batting .320 with three home runs and nine RBI over the 13-game stretch.5/23/2015 5:01:00 PM
Brian McCannCYankees catcher Brian McCann is not in Saturday's starting lineup.It appears to be a normal day game after a night game off for the 31-year-old catcher. John Ryan Murphy will get the start behind the plate, but has no fantasy value.5/23/2015 11:06:00 AM
Michael PinedaSPYankees right hander Michael Pineda allowed four earned runs Friday against the Rangers.Pineda gave up seven total runs on eight hits and one walk. He struck out four and now has a 3.59 ERA.5/22/2015 9:30:00 PM
Masahiro TanakaSPYankees starter Masahiro Tanaka (tendinitis in his right wrist) will make a rehab start on Thursday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.Tanaka is likely to make a couple of starts before returning to the Yankees rotation. He's 2-1 with a 3.22 ERA amnd 0.940 WHIP this season.5/21/2015 10:22:00 AM
Jacoby EllsburyCFNew York has placed center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list due to a right knee sprain.Not good. Ellsbury has been injury prone in his career, so this is bad news. There is no definitive timetable yet for his return. In the meantime, Chris Young will likely get most of the starts in the outfield without Ellsbury.5/20/2015 3:50:00 PM
Alex Rodriguez3BYankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez will not play once again on Wednesday against the Nationals.New York is playing by National League rules, so Rodriguez will be limited to a pinch hitting role. He struck out in a pinch hit appearance versus Washington on Tuesday.5/20/2015 5:49:00 PM
Brian McCannCYankees catcher Brian McCann is a career .182 hitter versus Nationals starter Jordan Zimmerman.McCann is just 2-for-11 against Zimmerman with four strikeouts. Avoid him in his matchup.5/20/2015 12:38:00 PM
Mark Teixeira1BYankees first baseman Mark Teixeira went 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks on Tuesday night.his homer has a two-run shot, and he now has 12 home runs and 30 RBI, while batting .258 so far this season.5/19/2015 10:36:00 PM
Jacoby EllsburyCFYankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Tuesday's game with a right knee injury.Ellsbury initially stayed in the game, but ended up being removed in the bottom of the fourth. Consider him day-to-day for now.5/19/2015 8:26:00 PM
Carlos BeltranRFYankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.Against the tough left-hander Gio Gonzalez, the Yankees will start Chris Young, Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury in the outfield. Beltran is batting just .156 against southpaws this season.5/19/2015 3:51:00 PM


Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Steven Souza Jr.CFRays outfielder Steven Souza left Sunday's game with a left wrist injury according to the San Francisco Chronicle.Souza hurt his wrist on a collision at home plate. He stayed in the game but couldn't swing very well in his next at-bat and had to leave. Souza is hitting .224 with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 147 at-bats this season. 5/24/2015 3:29:00 PM
David DeJesusLFRays outfielder David DeJesus was 2-for-2 in the, 5-0, loss to the Athletics on Saturday.Tampa Bay didn't score a run, so DeJesus was about the only player worth starting from the Rays on Saturday. He is hitting .330 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 106 at-bats this season.5/23/2015 7:55:00 PM
Matt MooreSPRays lefty Matt Moore, who had Tommy John surgery last April, pitched a couple of innings in an extended spring training game Saturday.Moore is targeting a mid-June return. He is just 25-years-old with a career 3.53 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. If he returns as expected he could have solid fantasy value in the second half of the season.5/23/2015 11:30:00 AM
ColdAsdrubal Cabrera2BRays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is hitless in 12 career tries versus Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir.Cabrera hasn't done much this season, so fantasy owners shouldn't be using him anyway. he's hitting just .209 with two homers and 11 RBI.5/22/2015 1:22:00 PM
Alex ColomeSPRays right-hander Alex Colome picked up a win over Oakland on Thursday night.He did not allow a run over five innings. Colome gave up four hits and one walk, while striking out three, and is now 3-1 with a 4.81 ERA.5/21/2015 10:22:00 PM
Drew SmylySPRays starter Drew Smyly will need at least eight weeks to rehab his torn labrum.The Rays are optimistic Smyly will return this season, which is great news, as he was originally expected to miss the remainder of 2015. Smyly has been great since coming over to Tampa Bay, posting a 1.96 ERA and 0.76 WHIP.5/21/2015 4:25:00 PM
Jake OdorizziSPRays starter Jake Odorizzi pitched well, but took the loss Wednesday against the Braves.Ordorizzi allowed two runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out two over six innings of work. He is now 3-4 with a 2.43 ERA.5/20/2015 9:50:00 PM
HotSteven Souza Jr.CFRays outfielder Steven Souza was 2-for-4 with one RBI and a run scored in the, 5-3, victory over the Braves on Tuesday.Souza had an RBI-single in the first inning and then scored in the third on a single. He is hitting .231 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 134 at-bats this season. 5/19/2015 9:55:00 PM
Wil MyersRFPadres outfielder Wil Myers has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with left wrist tendinitis.The move is retroactive to May 11, so there is a chance Myers returns in less than a week. Stay tuned.5/19/2015 6:42:00 PM
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria led the offense with three RBI on Sunday.Fantasy owners who keep hoping he'll develop into a superstar are disappointed, but Longoria is having a solid season, batting .274 with four homers, 17 RBI and 22 runs scored.5/17/2015 5:36:00 PM