Player Notes - Baltimore and Tampa Bay
Baltimore
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
HotManny Machado3BOrioles third baseman Manny Machado was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with lower back tightness, according to Brittany Ghiroli of mlb.com.Machado has batted .333 with seven doubles, six homers, 12 RBI, 11 runs and a .931 OPS over his last 29 games after hitting .218 with a .595 OPS in his first 37. He has 10 homers in 258 at-bats after hitting just 14 in 667 at-bats last season. Consider him day-to-day.7/22/2014 10:43:00 PM
Ubaldo JimenezSPOrioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will throw another bullpen session Wednesday, according to Brittany Ghiroli of mlb.com.If that goes well, Jimenez will be cleared for a rehab assignment. He rolled his ankle stepping out of a car earlier this month.7/22/2014 8:36:00 PM
Bud NorrisSPOrioles starter Bud Norris has been recalled from Double-A Bowie.Norris (7-6, 3.96 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) was sent down during the All-Star break so he could get another start after returning from the DL on July 9. He'll start Monday against the Angels.7/21/2014 7:28:00 PM
Ubaldo JimenezSPOrioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will throw a bullpen session Sunday.If that goes well, Jimenez could throw a rehab start Wednesday. He rolled his ankle while stepping out of his car earlier this month.7/18/2014 9:20:00 PM
HotMiguel GonzalezSPOrioles starter Miguel Gonzalez has thrown eight innings in back-to-back starts. Gonzalez took no decisions in both, but he allowed three earned runs and struck out 11 in that span to lower his ERA from 4.56 to 4.04. He allowed two runs on six hits and struck out five Friday against the Yankees.7/11/2014 10:15:00 PM
Kevin GausmanSPThe Orioles have called up Kevin Gausman (3-2, 3.51 ERA, 1.32 WHIP) to start Saturday or Sunday against the Yankees.The prospect has been Baltimore's No. 6 starter this season. He'll take Ubaldo Jimenez' spot in the rotation while Jimenez is on the DL with an ankle sprain.7/11/2014 5:31:00 PM
Ubaldo JimenezSPThe Orioles have placed Ubaldo Jimenez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 6, with a sprained right ankle.Jimenez rolled his ankle while stepping out of his car on Wednesday. He's thrown up a 4.52 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP in 99 2/3 innings this season.7/11/2014 5:23:00 PM
Nelson CruzLFOrioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is just 3-for-19 (.158) against Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.Cruz is leading the league with 28 HR, 73 RBI and 202 total bases, but has an unfavorable matchup.7/11/2014 9:52:00 AM
Nelson CruzLFOrioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is having an All-Star season, but he's never been able to do anything with Washington left-hander Gio Gonzalez.Cruz is leading the league with 28 HR, 73 RBI and 201 total bases, but is 0-for-10 against Gonzalez and Gonzalez is pitching as well as anyone in baseball right now. Gio has gone three straight starts without yielding a run.7/10/2014 9:42:00 AM
Bud NorrisSPOrioles starter Bud Norris (groin) allowed five runs on six hits in four innings in his return to the rotation Wednesday against the Nationals.Norris spent nearly three weeks on the disabled list. He has a career-low 1.19 WHIP but his ERA is 3.96 and his FIP is 4.72.7/9/2014 10:20:00 PM


Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Joel PeraltaRPRays reliever Joel Peralta is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list due to illness.Peralta (4.15 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 44 strikeouts, 13 holds) has little to offer fantasy owners.7/22/2012 11:24:00 AM
James Loney1BRays first baseman James Loney is one of the rare hitters with a history of success versus Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.Loney is a career .462 hitter (12-for-26) with a 1.154 OPS against Wainwright. He's a non-power hitting first baseman, who can hit for a decent average and knock in runs when needed, but isn't an everyday fantasy option.7/22/2014 10:29:00 AM
Yunel EscobarSSRays shortstop Yunel Escobar owns a .583 average against Minnesota's Kevin Correia.Escobar is hitting just .249 with four homers and a .657 OPS in 281 at-bats this season so he won't cost you much Sunday, but he could be a good option against Correia. He's gone 7-for-12 with two doubles against the right-hander.7/20/2014 12:49:00 PM
Ben Zobrist2BTampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist is hitless in 16 at-bats against Minnesota right-hander Phil Hughes.Zobrist has raised his average from .247 to .267 and his OPS from .726 to .766 since July 1 , but this unfavorable matchup should be avoided.7/19/2014 10:43:00 AM
Matt JoyceRFRays OF/DH Matt Joyce has a career .467 batting average (7-for-15) against Minnesota starter Phil Hughes.The total includes a double, triple and two home runs for a 1.686 OPS. Joyce is batting .270 with seven homers and 40 RBI.7/19/2014 10:41:00 AM
Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings (knee) is back in the lineup Friday.Jennings exited last Friday's game after fouling a ball off his knee and sat out the last two games prior to the All-Star break.7/18/2014 5:25:00 PM
HotDavid PriceSPTampa Bay left-hander David Price tossed eight scoreless innings Sunday against Toronto.Price had a 4.42 ERA on May 24, but he's gone 5-3 with a 1.92 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP over his last nine starts.7/13/2014 4:30:00 PM
Jeremy HellicksonSPRays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson has been optioned to Double-A to make one start during the All-Star break.Hellickson allowed oe run on six hits in 4 1/3 innings in his season debut on July 8 after missing the entire season due to elbow surgery. He had a 5.17 ERA last year but his career ERA is 3.69.7/13/2014 3:23:00 PM
Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings (knee) is not in the lineup Sunday.Jennings left Friday's game after fouling a ball off his knee. He should be ready to play after the All-Star break.7/13/2014 12:58:00 PM
Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings left Friday's game after fouling a ball off his left knee and as expected is not in Saturday's starting lineup.Jennings' X-rays were negative so he should be considered day-to-day. At most he should miss the final two games before the All-Star break. He's batting .246 with eight homers, 24 RBI, 48 runs and 12 steals.7/12/2014 3:43:00 PM