Description: Marlins first baseman Casey Kotchman has a left hamstring strain and is day-to-day, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.
Insight: Kotchman grabbed his left hamstring and fell as he crossed first base in the fifth inning Wednesday but he was able to walk off the field under his own power.
2/18/2013 2:03:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Casey Kotchman needed four stitches in his finger after hurting it during drills on Monday.
Insight: He was signed to a minor league contract with a spring training invitation over the offseason and has a decent shot to make the roster with Logan Morrison dealing with a knee injury. However, as a non-power hitting 1B, he has never proven to be a good fantasy value.
2/15/2013 7:25:00 PM
Description: The Marlins have signed first baseman Casey Kotchman to a minor league contract with a spring training invitation.
Insight: Kotchman has a decent shot to make the roster with Logan Morrison dealing with a knee injury. Kotchman hit .229 in 142 games last season, not good for a player with no power.
9/3/2012 10:41:00 AM
Description: Cleveland first baseman Casey Kotchman hasn't done much all season, but is a career .571 hitter (8-for-140 against Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez.
Insight: Kotchman is batting just .233 this season with 12 HR and 48 RBI in 391 at-bats. It doesn't appear that he'll every be more than a fill-in fantasy option, but Monday is one of those days. Start him if he's in the Indians lineup.
8/17/2012 9:52:00 PM
Description: Cleveland first baseman Casey Kotchman will take a seat Friday night against Oakland.
Insight: Carlos Santana (.236, 12 HR, 53 RBI) is filling in at first for Kotchman, who is hitless in seven at bats against the A's this season.
8/12/2012 11:53:00 AM
Description: Indians first baseman Casey Kotchman will have the afternoon off on Sunday.
Insight: Kotchman is just a .167 lifetime hitter against Red Sox starter Jon Lester so it's no surprise that manager Manny Acta has him on the bench for Sunday's contest.
8/6/2012 6:35:00 PM
Description: Cleveland first baseman Casey Kotchman won't be in the starting nine Monday night against the Twins.
Insight: If Kotchman (two for his last 22) is your fantasy team's best option at first base, your team's in a lot of trouble.
8/3/2012 9:50:00 AM
Description: Indians first baseman Casey Kotchman is a career .636 hitter (7-for-11) against Detroit hurler Anibal Sanchez with a 1.667 OPS.
Insight: Kotchman has been horrible since the break, batting just .140 with a .506 OPS over 16 games, but his unusual success again Sanchez could be a nice one-day play.
7/27/2012 8:05:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Casey Kotchman isn't starting Friday night against Minnesota.
Insight: Kotchman (.230, 10 HRs, 38 RBIs) has gone 5-for-32 (.156) at the dish over his last 10 games.
7/22/2012 2:07:00 PM
Description: Cleveland first baseman Casey Kotchman is taking the afternoon off Sunday versus Baltimore.
Insight: With just two hits in his last 20 at bats (.100), it's pretty hard to justify starting Kotchman (.231, 9 HRs, 36 RBIs) in fantasy right now, especially with so many other great alternatives at first base.
7/19/2012 11:59:00 AM
Description: Indians first baseman Casey Kotchman is getting the day off Thursday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Kotchman (.234, 9 HRs, 36 RBIs) went 5-for-9 against the Rays in Cleveland's final series before the All-Star break, but he's just 1-9 against Tampa this time around.
7/14/2012 10:21:00 AM
Description: Indians first baseman Casey Kotchman is an amazing 9-for-10 in his career against Toronto lefty Aaron Laffey. with four extra base hits.
Insight: Kotchman (.241, 8 HR, 34 RBI) has been hot of late, batting .417 over his last nine games. He's a must-start on Saturday.
7/8/2012 4:50:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Casey Kotchman closed out the first half of the season with a strong performance Sunday against the Tigers. The nine-year major league veteran recorded three hits including his eighth home run of the season.
Insight: Kotchman (.241, 8 HRs, 34 RBIs) has collected multiple hits in three out of his last seven starts. Sunday was Kotchman's third three-hit effort of the season.
5/19/2012 10:00:00 AM
Description: Indians first baseman Casey Kotchman is thought of as a defensive specialist and usually not very good with the bat (although he did bat .306 last season), but he is 6-for-8 in his career (.750) against Miami starter Anibal Sanchez.
Insight: Kotchman is batting .208 for the season, well below his career .265 batting average, as is his sub-par .619 OPS. This is a one-day opportunity.
1/29/2011 1:47:00 PM
Description: Casey Kotchman has agreed to a minor league deal with Tampa Bay.
SOURCE: ST PETERBURG TIMES
Insight: He will compete with Dan Johnson for the 1B job but Johnson is a slight favorite right now. The loser will likely end up in Triple-A.
1/28/2011 10:02:00 AM
Description: Fox Sports.com's Jon Paul Morosi reports the Indians are interested in signing Kotchman to a minor league deal.
Insight: Kotchman hit just .217 with Seattle last season, and would likely just be a part-time player with the Indians if he makes the team. (RapidDraft.com)
11/4/2010 5:39:00 PM
Description: Casey Kotchman has refused to be outrighted by the Mariners and has become a free agent.
SOURCE: RYAN DIVISH
Insight: He will likely secure a backup job somewhere because of his defensive abilities. He is better suited for the NL.
8/26/2010 7:05:00 AM
Description: Kotchman went 2-for-8 with a home run, two RBI, walk and two runs scored in the double header against Boston.
Insight: Kotchman has hits in three straight games with four RBI over that span. (SportsBuff.com)
8/24/2010 8:06:00 AM
Description: Kotchman went 2-for-4 with two RBI on Monday against Boston.
Insight: Kotchman has hits in four of his last five games with two doubles and five RBI over that span. (SportsBuff.com)
8/17/2010 7:36:00 AM
Description: Kotchman went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored on Monday against the Orioles.
Insight: Kotchman has hits in four straight games and is now batting .218 with eight homers and 40 RBI in 95 games this year. (SportsBuff.com)
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