Player Notes - Tampa Bay and Boston
Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Alex CobbSPRays starter Alex Cobb allowed four runs on 10 hits over six innings in a loss to the Indians on Sunday.The 10 hits was a season-high, so Cobb was certainly hoping for a better start to cap off his superb season. Even with the tough Sunday, Cobb was 10-9 with a 2.87 ERA, 149 strikeouts in 166 1/3 innings this year. Cobb posted a 1.78 ERA after July 1.9/28/2014 6:27:00 PM
Alex ColomeSPRays right-hander Alex Colome earns second victory in final start of season.He did so in fine fashion, going 6 1/3 innings, allowing no runs on four hits, and struck out six. Colome finishes 2014 at 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. Jake McGee saved his 19th game to seal the win.9/27/2014 9:05:00 PM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer pitched seven 2/3 innings and allowed a lone run on three hits and struck out six but lost to Corey Kluber as the Indians defeated the Rays, 1-0.Archer threw 75 of his 111 pitches for strikes and walked two batters. He finishes the year 10-9 with a 3.33 ERA and 173 strikeouts.9/26/2014 9:50:00 PM
Jeremy HellicksonSPRays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson chased in third inning against Boston.Not a good final outing, as he went 2 1/3 innings, alling six runs (five earned), and struck out two. Hellickson finishes 2014 with a 4.52 ERA and 1.45 WHIP.9/25/2014 9:24:00 PM
HotAlex CobbSPRays righty Alex Cobb had another masterful start on Tuesday.He allowed one run on five hits, but up until the eighth inning, it appeared the Rays were going to waste a fifth straight quality start from Cobb. Tampa Bay then scored five runs in the eighth. Cobb is 10-8 with a 2.75 ERA but his ERA is just 1.82 since July 1.9/23/2014 10:43:00 PM
Ben Zobrist2BRays second baseman Ben Zobrist went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run against the Red Sox on Tuesday.Zobrist hit a two-RBI double in the eighth inning as Tampa Bay took its first lead of the night, 2-1. Zobrist came around to score on David DeJesus' single as the Rays added three more runs in the frame. The second baseman is hitting .273 with 10 home runs and 50 RBI this season.9/23/2014 10:40:00 PM
Yunel EscobarSSRays shortstop Yunel Escobar left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a left knee sprain according to the Tampa Bay Times.Escobar slid awkwardly into home plate. He is being called day-to-day.9/23/2014 8:34:00 PM
Kevin KiermaierCFRays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is expected to miss a couple of days due to illness.Kiermaier has shown solid power with 10 homers and a .759 OPS in 317 at-bats.9/23/2014 4:53:00 PM
ColdBen Zobrist2BRays second baseman Ben Zobrist is just 4-for-36 (.111) against Boston right-hander Clay BuchholzZobrist is not a recommended daily fantasy play. He's batting .269 this season with 10 homers, 48 RBI, 80 runs and nine steals. Remember when he was close to being a 20-20 guy every season?9/23/2014 1:34:00 PM
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .189 hitter against Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz with 13 strikeouts in 37 at-bats.It is always tough to sit a guy like Longoria, but if you have a decent option at third base, you may want to consider it. Longoria has 22 HR and 90 RBI this season.9/23/2014 1:31:00 PM


Boston
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Koji UeharaRPThe Red Sox re-signed RHP Koji Uehara to a two-year deal.The contract is worth $18 million, and Uehara will be an option at closer for Boston in 2015.10/30/2014 9:52:00 PM
Jake PeavySPGiants starter Jake Peavy will start Game 2 of the NLCS against the Cardinals.Madison Bumgarner gets the ball for Game 1. Tim Hudson is ready for Game 3. The series begins on Saturday.10/8/2014 6:33:00 PM
Ryan DempsterSPRed Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster is retiring from baseball according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. Dempster did not pitch at all in 2014 due to a neck injury and decided he would like to spend more time with his family. Dempster played 16 seasons with five different teams. He finishes 132-133 with a 4.35 ERA in 2,387 innings.10/8/2014 6:30:00 PM
Jake PeavySPGiants starter Jake Peavy helps San Francisco take Game 1 of the NLDS.He did his job, going 5 2/3 innings, allowing no runs on two hits and three walks, while striking out three. Peavy was at 104 pitches when manager Bruce Bochy decided to take him out. The bullpen did their job, with Santiago Casilla earning the save.10/3/2014 7:07:00 PM
Clay BuchholzSPRed Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz had successful surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee according to MassLive.com.Buchholz should be ready to go by February. The Red Sox pitcher will hope to bounce back in 2015 after finishing this season with a 5.34 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 170 1/3 innings. Buchholz was much better in 2013 with a 1.74 ERA in 108 1/3 innings.9/30/2014 8:36:00 PM
Yoenis CespedesLFRed Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Monday that the team is interested in signing outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a long-term contract.Cespedes will make $10.5 million in 2015, the final season of his current deal before he hits free agency. The outfielder said he has not yet decided if he wants to resign with Boston. Cespedes hit .269 with five home runs and 33 RBI in 51 games with Boston. With the Athletics and the Red Sox, Cespedes had a career-high 100 RBI in 2014.9/29/2014 8:22:00 PM
Koji UeharaRPThe Red Sox have not decided whether they'll tender a qualifying offer to free agent closer Koji Uehara according to Brian MacPherson.The problem is the one-year qualifying offer on this year's market is expected to be around $15.1 million. That is quite a hefty price for a 40-year-old closer that blew three saves after Aug. 21. We expect the Red Sox to try and bring Uehara back but will try and negotiate with him on the open market.9/29/2014 5:06:00 PM
ColdClay BuchholzSPRed Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz will have surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.Buchholz should be ready to go by February. He wasn't very good this season, going 8-10 with a 5.31 ERA and 1.40 WHIP to the disappointment of fantasy owners who remember he went 12-1 with a 1.74 ERA and 1.025 WHIP in 2013.9/29/2014 1:28:00 PM
Clay BuchholzSPRed Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz allowed four runs over six innings in a loss to the Yankees in the season finale.All four runs came in the third inning, which included four hits. One of the hits was Derek Jeter's last of his career. Buchholz improved as the season went, but still struggled at times and finished with a 5.34 ERA.9/28/2014 6:23:00 PM
David OrtizDHRed Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is not in the starting lineup Sunday.Ortiz is dealing with a wrist injury. He will likely finished 2014 batting .263 with 35 home runs and 104 RBI.9/28/2014 11:14:00 AM