Description: Braves right-hander Ben Sheets will make his final big league appearance Wednesday against the Pirates. Sheets will retire after the season.
Insight: Sheets made a valiant comeback effort after missing all of 2012, but he hasn't pitched since Aug. 24 due to shoulder injuries. He'll carry a 4-4 record with a 3.54 ERA and 1.34 WHIP into his final start on Wednesday.
8/25/2012 6:58:00 PM
Description: Atlanta righthander Ben Sheets has been moved to the 15-day DL. He's struggling with right shoulder inflammation.
Insight: Sheets has followed up a fantastic July (3-0, 0.50 ERA) with a disappointing August (1-4, 5.34). He probably won't carry very much fantasy value upon his return.
8/6/2012 10:01:00 PM
Description: Braves starter Ben Sheets has thrown at least six innings in all five starts and allowed one run or less in four of five this season.
Insight: Sheets (4-1, 1.41 ERA) held Philadelphia to one run on seven hits in 7 1/3 innings Monday, though he failed to strike out a batter after fanning 23 in his first 24 2/3 innings. While he's not going to finish the season with a sub-2.00 ERA, he should be owned in most formats.
7/21/2012 4:54:00 PM
Description: Braves starter Ben Sheets tossed six shutout innings for the second straight start Saturday against Washington to improve to 2-0.
Insight: Sheets has a spotless ERA and 0.92 WHIP in his first two major league starts since 2010. Though he won't maintain this level of performance as he builds up innings, the right-hander is still a must-add in all formats due to his past history of dominance.
7/15/2012 5:24:00 PM
Description: Braves starter Ben Sheets' first start since 2010 Sunday against the Mets was a rousing success, as the right-hander shut out New York on two hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out five.
Insight: The effort netted Sheets his first win in more than two years. The right-hander is formely one of the most dominant starters in the National League, so he's worth an add to see if he can recapture that form while he's still healthy.
7/12/2012 10:14:00 PM
Description: As expected, righthander Ben Sheets will make his Braves' debut Sunday against the Mets.
Insight: Sheets has not appeared in a major league game since he started 20 times for the A's back in 2010 so we're not sure exactly what the 33-year-old will be bringing to the table on Sunday. In two minor league appearances for the Double-A Mississippi Braves this season, Sheets is 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in 10.2 innings pitched.
7/8/2012 10:48:00 AM
Description: Braves starter Ben Sheets could make his debut with Atlanta on July 15 against the Mets, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Insight: Sheets will make his second minor league start for Double-A Mississippi Monday. If the right-hander feels well enough to join the big league club, then Atlanta will call him up to start. The injury prone right-hander will have a difficult time making it through the season, but he'll be someone to target in fantasy as long as he's healthy.
7/4/2012 10:27:00 PM
Description: Braves starter Ben Sheets allowed four runs on five hits in five innings in his first start with Double-A Mississippi. Sheets signed with Atlanta earlier this week after not pitching in the majors since 2010.
Insight: According to Scott Coleman of SB Nation Atlanta, Sheets' fastball sat in the 89-93 range Wednesday, and his curveball looked good. The former Brewers ace will have mixed league value if he can make it to the big leagues in the second half.
8/27/2010 7:47:00 PM
Description: Ben Sheets isn't sure if he will be able to pitch again.
SOURCE: JANE LEE ON TWITTER
Insight: Don't expect to see him at the start of the 2011 season. This may be the end of the line for the talented but often injured pitcher.
7/29/2010 8:16:00 PM
Description: Athletics SP Ben Sheets plans to have surgery soon on his troublesome throwing elbow, something he says will increase the chance he could pitch again if he so decides.
SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: Sheets is in the club with Mark Prior, Rich Harden, and Kerry Wood...pitchers with immense talent that just can never stay healthy. If he returns next season, own him at your own risk.
7/25/2010 10:15:00 AM
Description: The A's placed Sheets on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury.
Insight: The elbow is the same elbow that required surgery in 2009 and forced him to miss the entire season. Stay tuned. (SportsBuff.com)
7/24/2010 7:50:00 PM
Description: A's SP Ben Sheets has been placed on the disabled list because of an injury to the elbow that required surgery in 2009 and forced him to miss that entire season.
SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: The current diagnosis is a strained elbow; he will miss at least two weeks, if not more.
7/20/2010 8:03:00 AM
Description: Sheets allowed two runs on seven hits over 6.2 innings on Monday against the Red Sox. He walked two and struck out two.
Insight: Sheets had his third straight quality start but he did not get any run support and took the loss. He fell to 4-9 with a 4.53 ERA so far this year. (SportsBuff.com)
7/11/2010 8:47:00 AM
Description: Sheets pitched six shutout innings, allowing only two hits on Saturday against the Angels. He walked one and struck out four.
Insight: Sheets picked up the win to improved to 4-8 with a 4.63 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
7/6/2010 8:39:00 AM
Description: Sheets allowed three runs on eight hits over 7.1 innings on Monday against the Yankees. He walked none and struck out four.
Insight: Sheets had a quality start but took the loss to fall to 3-8 with a 4.89 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
7/1/2010 8:23:00 AM
Description: Sheets allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits over six innings on Wednesday against the Orioles. He walked three and struck out four.
Insight: Sheets gave up two home runs as he has allowed a home run in seven straight starts. However, he did not factor into the decision and remains at 3-7 with a 4.98 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
6/26/2010 10:33:00 AM
Description: Sheets allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings on Friday against the Pirates.
Insight: Sheets allowed a home run but was able to limit the damage as he won for the first time since May 8th. He is now 3-7 with a 5.01 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
6/20/2010 10:07:00 AM
Description: Sheets allowed four runs on six hits over seven innings on Saturday against the Cardinals. He walked four and struck out two.
Insight: Sheets lost his fourth straight start as he is now 2-7 with a 4.95 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
6/13/2010 10:19:00 AM
Description: Sheets allowed five runs, three earned on eight hits over six innings on Saturday against the Giants. He walked three and struck out two.
Insight: Sheets took the loss as he fell to 2-6 with a 4.93 ERA so far this season. (SportsBuff.com)
6/8/2010 9:07:00 AM
Description: Sheets allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits over six innings on Monday against the Angels. He walked none and struck out five.
Insight: Sheets did not walk a batter for the first time all season but he took his second straight loss as he fell to 2-5 with a 4.96 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
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