Description: Marlins outfielder Austin Kearns owns Dodgers starter Chris Capuano. He's batting an outstanding .615 in 13 go-rounds with the veteran lefthander.
Insight: Kearns (.245, 4 HR, 13 RBI) doesn't typically receive enough playing time to garner much fantasy consideration but he's in the lineup today and it could behoove you to pick him up for Sunday's matchup.
6/8/2012 3:28:00 PM
Description: Miami outfielder Austin Kearns (right hamstring strain) has returned from the 15-day DL.
Insight: Kearns (.375, 3 HR, 9 RBI) should see consistent outfield playing time until Emilio Bonifacio returns which isn't for two-to-four weeks.
5/24/2012 3:59:00 PM
Description: Austin Kearns has been moved to the 15-day DL with a right hamstring strain.
Insight: Kearns (.375, 3 HRs, 9 RBIs) hurt his hamstring in Tuesday's game against Colorado. Logan Morrison (.235, 2 HRs, 10 RBIs) should get more consistent playing time in the outfield while Kearns is out.
5/22/2012 9:30:00 PM
Description: Austin Kearns left Tuesday's game against Colorado with a hamstring injury.
Insight: Kearns is seven for his last seven at the plate so he is really heating up right now. Hopefully for fantasy owners, Kearns' injury doesn't end up being a serious one.
8/23/2010 8:09:00 AM
Description: Kearns went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Sunday against Seattle.
Insight: Kearns now has hits in eleven straight games as he has 10 homers and 48 RBI so far this season. (SportsBuff.com)
8/19/2010 10:44:00 PM
Description: Kearns went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored on Thursday against the Tigers.
Insight: Kearns has hits in eight straight games and now has four RBI over his past two games. He is batting .280 with nine homers and 47 RBI so far this year. (SportsBuff.com)
7/27/2010 1:24:00 PM
Description: Indians.com reports Kearns (knee) was held out of Monday's lineup after being spiked on Saturday.
Insight: Kearns has been dealing with knee soreness lately, and has now missed five of the Indians' last six games. He should be considered day-to-day. (SportsBuff.com)
7/20/2010 12:14:00 AM
Description: Updating a previous item, according to the Indians' Twitter feed, Kearns (knee) left Monday night's game against Minnesota with right knee soreness.
Insight: Kearns was originally injured on Saturday, and should be considered day-to-day. (SportsBuff.com)
7/19/2010 11:58:00 PM
Description: Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, via Twitter, that Kearns was removed from Monday night's game against the Twins for an undisclosed reason.
Insight: No reason has been given yet, making it possible Kearns has been traded. Stay tuned. (SportsBuff.com)
6/8/2010 10:26:00 AM
Description: Kearns went 2-for-4 with a home run against Boston on Monday night.
Insight: Kearns now has 10 hits over his last four games, raising his batting average to .313 on the season along with five home runs and 26 RBI. (SportsBuff.com)
6/7/2010 9:13:00 AM
Description: Kearns went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two stolen bases on Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: Kearns is hitting .309 this season, and has been one of the bigger surprises so far in 2010. The lack of punch around him in the Indians' lineup limits his fantasy upside, but he is usable in AL-only leagues. (SportsBuff.com)
6/3/2010 3:07:00 PM
Description: Indians.com reports Kearns was not in the starting lineup against Detroit on Thursday.
Insight: Kearns is hitless in his last 10 at-bats. Matt LaPorta started in LF in his place. (SportsBuff.com)
5/25/2010 3:04:00 PM
Description: The Indians' Twitter feed reports Kearns will bat fourth and play left field on Tuesday night against the White Sox.
Insight: Kearns is hitting just .235 in May after a great start to the season, but is still second on the Indians in hitting. He should continue to see regular playing time. (SportsBuff.com)
5/12/2010 1:04:00 AM
Description: Kearns went 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored against the Royals on Tuesday night.
Insight: Kearns is hitting .346 this season, and should stay in the Indians' lineup as long as he is hitting. (SportsBuff.com)
5/5/2010 11:27:00 AM
Description: Indians.com reports Kearns is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Toronto.
Insight: Kearns is hitting well so far this season (.333 average), so he is just getting a day off after playing 10 straight games in left field. Matt LaPorta will start in his place. (SportsBuff.com)
5/3/2010 9:07:00 AM
Description: Kearns went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI against the Twins on Sunday.
Insight: Kearns is hitting .373 this season with two home runs and 12 RBI. As long as he is hitting well, he should have a place in the Indians' every day lineup. (SportsBuff.com)
4/28/2010 10:50:00 AM
Description: Kearns went 3-for-6 with a home run, two doubles and five RBI against the Angels on Tuesday night.
Insight: Kearns is hitting .386 with 10 RBI so far this season, and as long as he's producing should be able to find a spot in the Indians' lineup. (SportsBuff.com)
4/27/2010 10:32:00 AM
Description: Kearns went 3-for-4 with a home run and a stolen base against the Angels on Monday night.
Insight: Kearns is hitting .368 in 38 at-bats so far this season, and as long as he remains productive should be able to earn regular playing time. (SportsBuff.com)
4/9/2010 11:43:00 AM
Description: Indians.com reports Kearns will start in LF on Friday against the Tigers.
Insight: Michael Brantley will get the night off. (SportsBuff.com)
3/23/2010 11:45:00 AM
Description: Kearns went 2-for-2 with a walk and a double on Monday against the Cubs.
Insight: Kearns is now hitting .300 this spring, but he may have a hard time finding a role in the Indians' outfield. (SportsBuff.com)
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