Player Notes - Oakland and Minnesota
Oakland
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
HotStephen VogtOFOakland C/1B/OF Stephen Vogt had a double and a solo homer Monday at Houston.Vogt has been an everyday player throughout this month, first due to Josh Reddick's knee injury and now because he's just too hot to take out. He's hit .361 with five home runs, 23 RBI and a .931 OPS in 147 at-bats and is a must-add due to his catcher eligibility.7/28/2014 11:06:00 PM
ColdJesse ChavezSPOakland right-hander Jesse Chavez allowed six earned runs on five hits (3 HR) in 5 1/3 innings Monday at Houston.Chavez had allowed just one homer in his previous 46 1/3 innings. He's recorded a 5.51 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP in his last six starts.7/28/2014 10:58:00 PM
Billy BurnsLFThe Athletics have called up low-level outfield prospect Billy Burns from Double-A.Coco Crisp hasn't been able to shake a neck injury and Craig Gentry went on the DL Monday with a broken hand. Burns has hit .250 with one home run, a .662 OPS and 51 steals in 91 games for Double-A Midland this season.7/28/2014 6:53:00 PM
ColdCoco CrispCFAthletics center fielder Coco Crisp has returned to Oakland to have his neck examined, according to Joe Stiglich of csnbayarea.com.Crisp hurt his neck a couple months ago when he crashed into the outfield wall and the injury hasn't gone away even though the A's have given him frequent days off since then. He missed two of the past three games and won't be with the team for the three-game series that begins Monday at Houston.7/27/2014 8:25:00 PM
ColdCoco CrispCFOakland center fielder Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup Sunday.Crisp has received frequent days off since he hurt his neck a couple months ago and he's been out of the lineup in two of the past three days.7/27/2014 4:40:00 PM
ColdCoco CrispCFOakland center fielder Coco Crisp missed Friday, but is back in his customary leadoff spot for Saturday's contest.Crisp has received frequent days off since he hurt his neck a couple months ago. He's batted just .115 (3-for-26) over his last seven games.7/26/2014 6:00:00 PM
ColdCoco CrispCFOakland center fielder Coco Crisp is not in the lineup Friday.Crisp has received frequent days off since he hurt his neck a couple months ago. He's batted just .115 (3-for-26) over his last seven games.7/25/2014 7:34:00 PM
Yoenis CespedesLFAthletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is back in the lineup Friday.Cespedes sprained his thumb Wednesday after hitting two homers and driving in five runs earlier in the game. Fantasy owners should consider it a stroke of luck that he had to miss just one game.7/25/2014 5:20:00 PM
Brandon Moss1BAthletics first baseman Brandon Moss hit his third grand slam of the year Thursday and has a favorable matchup Friday against Texas starter Jerome Williams.Moss is 6-for-12 with a pair of home runs and seven RBI in their matchups. He's a top-10 RBI guy this season to go along with 23 homers. Start him.7/25/2014 10:45:00 AM
Eric SogardSSOakland second baseman Eric Sogard is a career .700 hitter (7-for-10) against Rangers starter Jerome Williams.This might be the only time in his career that fantasy owners should pay attention to the career .231 hitter with six home runs on his five-year resume.7/25/2014 10:43:00 AM


Minnesota
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
ColdPhil HughesSPTwins starter Phil Hughes (shin) will not miss a start, according to the Star Tribune.Hughes was hit in the shin by a comebacker in his last start. After posting a 6.31 ERA in his last seven starts, Hughes has the second largest disparity in baseball between his FIP (2.71) and his ERA (4.10).7/27/2014 12:46:00 PM
ColdJosh WillinghamLFTwins left fielder Josh Willingham has struck out 11 times in 22 plate appearances against Saturday's starter Chris Sale.Willingham hasn't been a good fantasy option since hitting 35 homers in 2012 and its probably best to avoid him.7/26/2014 11:08:00 AM
ColdJosh WillinghamLFTwins left fielder Josh Willingham has gone deep twice in his last four games, but he hasn't had a good month otherwise.He's 9-for-60 (.150) in July and 15-for-104 (.144) in his last 32 games. Despite a .213 average, Willingham's OPS is still .776 because he's continued to walk and hit for some power.7/25/2014 11:09:00 PM
ColdPhil HughesSPTwins starter Phil Hughes left Thursday night's game after being hit with a ball off the bat of Adam Dunn.Hughes will get an X-ray and then we will know the extent of the injury. The right-hander had given up five earned runs in each of his last two outings heading into tonight and five or more earned runs in five of his last six so likely wasn't in any lineups.7/24/2014 10:04:00 PM
Danny SantanaOF/SSMinnesota CF/SS Danny Santana went 3-for-3 with a triple Wednesday against the Indians.The Twins dropped Santana to ninth in the order Wednesday, but he should be back up to leadoff soon. He's hitting .325 with two homers, 16 RBI, 22 runs and six steals in 154 at-bats.7/23/2014 7:36:00 PM
ColdDanny SantanaOF/SSMinnesota CF/SS Danny Santana just off the DL suffered through a horrible night going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.Santana had been out since June 26 due to a knee injury. He's 1-for-9 in the two games since he's returned. Bench him until he starts to get back into the swing of things.7/19/2014 11:30:00 PM
Danny SantanaOF/SSMinnesota CF/SS Danny Santana (knee) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.Santana has been out since June 26 due to a knee injury. He'll return to a .328 average, two homers, 16 RBI, six steals and an .814 OPS, though his production has been assisted by a .400 BABIP.7/18/2014 5:20:00 PM
Brian Dozier2BTwins second baseman Brian Dozier went 3-for-6 with a double, two homers and four RBI Sunday at Colorado.Dozier didn't make the All-Star team because the American League second-base field is so deep, but he has a strong case. He's hit just .242 but has 18 homers, 45 RBI, 69 runs and 16 steals. AL captain Jose Bautista picked Dozier to participate in the Home Run Derby on Monday.7/13/2014 7:37:00 PM
Kurt SuzukiCTwins catcher Kurt Suzuki is not in Saturday's starting lineup versus Tyler Matzek and the Colorado Rockies.Suzuki is a .300 hitting catcher that almost no one is talking about. He's batting .306 with 18 doubles, two homers, 35 RBI, 25 runs and a .756 OPS.7/12/2014 3:38:00 PM
Danny SantanaOF/SSMinnesota CF/SS Danny Santana (knee) will not play again prior to the All-Star break, according to Rhett Bollinger of mlb.com.Santana will need a rehab assignment before returning. He's batted .328 with 10 doubles, two homers and six steals in 134 at-bats this season.7/9/2014 8:25:00 PM