Player Notes - Kansas City and Tampa Bay
Kansas City
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Chris YoungSPRoyals right-hander Chris Young pitched well, allowing just one run in 5 1/3 innings versus the Twins on Thursday.Young allowed just six hits, struck out two and walked one, but he received the loss as Minnesota won, 2-0. He is 7-4 with a 2.64 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 75 innings this season.7/2/2015 11:13:00 PM
Eric Hosmer1BRoyals first baseman Eric Hosmer (finger) is likely out past Thursday.Hosmer has only done some soft-toss swings through Wednesday, so he figures to need a few more days. he's been a solid producer this season, batting .290 with eight homers, 40, RBI, 40 runs and a .799 OPS.7/2/2015 9:49:00 AM
Yordano VenturaSPRoyals starter Yordano Ventura will make at least one more start at Omaha before being ready to return to the rotation, according to the Kansas City Star.He was struggling this season with a 3-6 record, a 4.68 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 54 strikeouts in 67 1/3 innings this season. Joe Blanton should get Ventura's spot in the rotation for another start.6/30/2015 10:02:00 AM
Alcides EscobarSSRoyals shortstop Alcides Escobar is questionable for Tuesday's game against Houston.He was a late scratch from Monday's game, so he's close to returning, but it still hurts when he throws. Escobar is hitting .281 with 17 extra-base hits and 28 RBI, 37 runs and five steals in this year, which makes him a low-end fantasy starter value.6/30/2015 9:28:00 AM
Alcides EscobarSSRoyals shortstop Alcides Escobar is questionable for Monday's game against Houston due to a split nail on his right index finger. Update: Escobar has been scratched and should be considered day-today.It was bad enough to force him from Sunday's game. Escobar is hitting .281 with 17 extra-base hits and 28 RBI, 37 runs and five steals in this year, which makes him a low-end fantasy starter value.6/29/2015 7:14:00 PM
Eric Hosmer1BRoyals first baseman Eric Hosmer (finger) is likely out to at least Thursday.The good thing is that Hosmer expects to avoid the DL. Kendrys Morales will pick up some time at first pace during his absence.6/29/2015 7:38:00 PM
Alcides EscobarSSRoyals shortstop Alcides Escobar is questionable for Monday's game against Houston due to a split nail on his right index finger. Update: Escobar is back in Monday's lineup.It was bad enough to force him from Sunday's game. Escobar is hitting .281 with 17 extra-base hits and 28 RBI, 37 runs and five steals in this year, which makes him a low-end fantasy starter value.6/29/2015 6:14:00 PM
Eric Hosmer1BRoyals first baseman Eric Hosmer has a mild sprain in his left ring finger and is doubtful for Monday's game against Houston.Hosmer has been playing through the injury, but he was the designated hitter on Sunday. he's batting .290 with eight homers, 40 RBI and 40 runs scored this season.6/29/2015 9:38:00 AM
Alcides EscobarSSRoyals shortstop Alcides Escobar is questionable for Monday's game against Houston due to a split nail on his right index finger.It was bad enough to force him from Sunday's game. Escobar is hitting .281 with 17 extra-base hits and 28 RBI, 37 runs and five steals in this year, which makes him a low-end fantasy starter value.6/29/2015 9:36:00 AM
Salvador PerezCRoyals catcher Salvador Perez smacked a home run during Sunday's win versus Oakland.It was his lone hit in four at-bats, but Perez also finished with a total of three RBI and two runs scored. The homer was a solo shot. He is now batting .271 with 12 homers and 33 RBI this season.6/28/2015 8:19:00 PM


Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .059 hitter against saturday starter Michael Pineda.Longoria is hitting .275 with eight home runs and 35 RBI this season, but probably should be avoided despite his two-hit night on Friday in the poor matchup.7/4/2015 12:01:00 PM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer threw 6 2/3 shutout innings in the, 7-5, loss to the Yankees on Friday.Archer left with a, 3-0, lead, but the Rays bullpen emploded. The Yankees scored three runs to tie it in the eighth, and then with another lead in the bottom of the 12th, New York tallied four runs to win it. Archer remains 9-5 with a 2.18 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 141 strikeouts in 115 2/3 innings this season.7/3/2015 11:55:00 PM
Steven Souza Jr.CFRays outfielder Steven Souza Jr. is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees.It will be his second consecutive day off. We don't think he's injured, just slumping. He's batting .209 on the season with 14 home runs and 31 RBI, but his last home run was June 19.7/3/2015 1:11:00 PM
James Loney1BRays first baseman James Loney (broken finger) has been activated for Friday's game.Loney was hitting .275 with 11 RBI and 11 runs in 30 games through May 24. He's never had the power numbers to be a viable fantasy first base option.7/3/2015 10:18:00 AM
Matt MooreSPRays lefty Matt Moore, who had Tommy John surgery, has been activated and will make his season debut on Thursday.He is just 25-years-old with a career 3.53 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. He was 17-4 last season with 143 strikeouts in 150 1/3 IP. He could have solid fantasy value in the second half of the season. If he's available in your league pick him up immediately.7/2/2015 9:54:00 AM
James Loney1BRays first baseman James Loney (broken finger) is expected to be activated for Friday's game.Loney was hitting .275 with 11 RBI and 11 runs in 30 games through May 24. The Rays made room by sending Marc Krauss down to Triple-A.7/2/2015 9:35:00 AM
Matt MooreSPRays lefty Matt Moore, who had Tommy John surgery, is expected to make his season debut on Thursday.He is just 25-years-old with a career 3.53 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. he was 17-4 last season with 143 strikeouts in 150 1/3 IP. He could have solid fantasy value in the second half of the season.6/30/2015 10:30:00 AM
Jake OdorizziSPRays starter Jake Odorizzi is scheduled to begin his rehab on Wednesday.Ordorizzi (oblique) may need two starts before he's ready to return to the rotation. He's 4-5 with a very good 2.47 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.6/30/2015 10:26:00 AM
Erasmo RamirezSPRays right-hander Erasmo Ramirez is probable for Tuesday's scheduled start against Cleveland. Ramirez exited a game on June 20 with a strained groin and missed one start. He owns a solid 6-2 record and has pitched well since a poor start. He's won four of his last five starts and yielded two runs or less in all of them.6/30/2015 9:31:00 AM
Nathan KarnsRPRays pitcher Nathan Karns allowed two runs over six innings Monday versus Cleveland.Karns struck out seven as well, but was outshined by Cody Anderson's performance. Karns now owns a 3.26 ERA overall.6/29/2015 10:33:00 PM