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Left Field Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Josh Hamilton, LF, TEX4/27/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Outfielder Josh Hamilton trade to the Texas Rangers is now complete.
Insight: The deal was announced on the Angels' Twitter feed, and will officially end his rough tenure with the team. Hamilton is recovering from shoulder surgery and will likely be out until at least the middle of May. However, he carries nice potential in Texas' lineup.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEAHot4/27/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz is a career 5-for-5 with two home runs versus Texas starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Sure the sample size is miniscule, but at the very least he'll be confident and added to his monster start should make him a must start for fantasy owners. Cruz is batting .310 with nine homers and 20 RBI in 18 games this season.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COLHot4/27/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is questionable for Monday's game against Arizona due to plantar fasciitis.
Insight: Dickerson, hitting .317 overall with five homers and 14 RBI, has been dealing with this issue for most of the season, but this is the first time it's kept him on the sidelines. We await further updates.
Delmon Young, LF, BAL4/26/2015 4:52:00 PM
Description: Orioles DH/OF Delmon Young is making a case to be a waiver wire pickup.
Insight: Young went 3-for-6 on Sunday with five RBI and three runs scored. He has a .368/.400/.421 line with seven RBI this season. Owners should monitor his progress.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS4/26/2015 4:17:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hit a solo home run in the loss to the Marlins on Sunday.
Insight: The Nationals lineup continues to struggle without Anthony Rendon. Washington was 4-for-30 as a team on Sunday and scored just two runs. Harper was 1-for-4 with the bomb. He is hitting .270 with five home runs and 11 RBI in 63 at-bats.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN4/26/2015 11:39:00 AM
Description: Royals right fielder Alex Gordon is just 6-for-34 versus White Sox pitcher John Danks.
Insight: Fantasy owners have to be disappointed with Gordon through the first three weeks of the season. He has sat out a lot of games and hasn't found his rhythm at the plate. Gordon is batting .239 with one home run in 46 at-bats.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/26/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is not in the starting lineup against the Brewers and their pitcher Mike Fiers on Sunday.
Insight: That's probably because Holliday is 1-for-11 in his career against Fiers, so he is getting the day off. Make sure to replace Holliday in your lineup.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/26/2015 9:17:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton hit a pair of home runs in the, 11-8, loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Insight: Upton hit a two-run homer in the first and then a three-run bomb in the sixth to finish the day with five RBI. He was 2-for-3 with a walk too. Upton is hitting .303/.347/.606 with five home runs and 13 RBI this season.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/25/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday hit the game-winning home run as St. Louis held on to beat Milwaukee, 5-3, on Saturday.
Insight: Holliday hit a three-run homer in the seventh to put the Cardinals ahead, 5-0, but the Brewers responded with three runs in the eighth, so Holliday's homer proved to be the winner. It was his first homer of the season, but Holliday is hitting .358 with 10 RBI too, so he is off to a great start.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL4/25/2015 4:43:00 PM
Description: Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez is in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cargo is just 3-for-18 (.167) against Giants starter Tim Hudson, so it would have been a good chance to get the oft-injured outfielder some rest.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI4/25/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury that we know of, just a routine day on the sidelines. David Peralta will get a rare start, but has little fantasy value.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/25/2015 11:14:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is 10-for-23 (.435) with a pair of home runs against Brewers starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: Holliday is hitting .367 with seven RBI, but he still hasn't hit a home run yet in 49 at-bats this season. Maybe tonight.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/25/2015 10:50:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley is a career .583 hitter (7-for-12 with three doubles and six RBI versus Detroit starter Alfredo Simon.
Insight: Brantley had three hits in the first game of the series to raise his average to .286. Fantasy owners are expecting a lot from Brantley after his breakout season of a year ago, but he started slowly this season due to back issues.
Brandon Moss, LF, CLE4/24/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Indians 1B/OF Brandon Moss had an absurd seven RBIs on Friday night.
Insight: Two of his three hits were homers, and he also had a double as well. Moss is hitting .214 with three home runs and nine RBIs this season.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS4/24/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper recorded two RBIs during Friday's loss to the Marlins.
Insight: He went 2-for-2 and now has 10 RBIs overall. Harper is hitting .286 this season.
Josh Hamilton, LF, ANA4/24/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is reportedly close to being traded to the Texas Rangers, according to TR Sullican of MLB.com.
Insight: This definitely makes sense, as Hamilton would return to the place he became a household name. Stay tuned.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/24/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) hasn't played since Sunday and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: A lot is expected to Yelich after last season and to date he's batting just .200 with a .488 OPS. Ichiro Suzuki should see most of his at-bats.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/24/2015 1:50:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is 8-for-17 (.471) lifetime against Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Insight: Upton is off to a solid start as are many of the new Padres. He's batting .288 with three homers and an .854 OPS. This favorable matchup should help.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL4/23/2015 6:11:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson smacked a homer Thursday versus San Diego.
Insight: It was his fifth of the season, and Dickerson is now hitting .321 overall with 13 RBIs.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL4/23/2015 1:36:00 PM
Description: Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury, fortunately, just a day off. Drew Stubbs will start in center and Charlie Blackmon in right.
Starling Marte, LF, PITHot4/23/2015 12:05:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Wednesday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch and is out for Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: X-rays were negative, but he still might need a couple of days off. Too bad, Marte was pounding the ball this week, going 8-for-20 with four homers, 10 RBI and a 1.455 OPS since Friday.
Khris Davis, LF, MIL4/23/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is 7-for-18 (.389) with three home runs against Reds starter Homer Bailey.
Insight: Davis is just 1-for-13 in the first three games of the series, but we like this favorable matchup.
Jonny Gomes, LF, ATL4/23/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes is a career .381 hitter (8for-21) with three home runs versus Mets starter Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Gomes isn't getting regular at-bats, so it might be tough for him to take advantage of theis favorable matchup.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYMHot4/23/2015 10:17:00 AM
Description: Braves starter Julio Teheran is a tough pitcher, but Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is a career .350 hitter (7-for-20) with a pair of doubles and home runs in their matchups.
Insight: He is now hitting .339 with nine RBI, though he's only hit one home run this season after blasting a career-high 30 in 2014. Add in the wind blowing out to right field at about 15 mph on Thursday.
Starling Marte, LF, PITHot4/23/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Wednesday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch and is questionable for Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: X-rays were negative, but he still might need a couple of days off. Too bad, Marte was pounding the ball this week, going 8-for-20 with four homers, 10 RBI and a 1.455 OPS since Friday.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/23/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) hasn'r played since Sunday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: It's serious enough that the team is discussing a trip to the disabled list. A lot is expected to Yelich after last season and to date he's batting just .200 with a .488 OPS. This is the reason for his ugly start. Ichiro Suzuki will take his spot in left field.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM4/22/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda had a big RBI Wednesday versus Atlanta.
Insight: He put the Mets ahead in the eighth inning, and is now hitting .271 with nine RBIs overall.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT4/22/2015 9:16:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Wednesday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch.
Insight: He was hit in the third, but stayed in the game until the fifth. Consider Marte day-to-day for now.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL4/22/2015 5:55:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Padres.
Insight: He was dealing with a foot issue, but is ready to go. Get Dickerson back into your lineups.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/22/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is 8-for-23 (.348) lifetime against Rockies pitcher Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Upton has a double, two home runs and four RBI versus Kendrick. Upton has hits in every game this season but one, so definitely make sure he is in the lineup. He is batting .315 with three home runs and eight RBI in 54 at-bats this season.
Elian Herrera, LF, MIL4/22/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Elian Herrera made his 2015 regular season debut, going 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBI versus the Reds on Tuesday.
Insight: Herrera had an RBI-double in the third and then put Milwaukee back in the game by hitting a grand slam in the sixth. Despite Herrera's efforts, the Brewers fell to the Reds, 16-10.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/22/2015 9:14:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley had two hits in the, 6-2, victory over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Insight: Brantley is off to a bit of a slow start mostly due to a back issue, but the two hits raised his average over 40 points. Brantley is hitting .250 with two extra-base hits and four RBI.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/21/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday was 4-for-4 with an RBI in the, 2-1, 10th inning loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.
Insight: Holliday had an RBI-single in the ninth to tie the game, which was his fourth hit of the game, but Washington won the game in the 10th with a homer. Holliday is hitting .425 with seven RBI but hasn't hit a home run yet in 40 at-bats this season.
Chris Young, LF, NYM4/21/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: New York outfielder Chris Young smashed his fourth homer of the season.
Insight: It is impressive that Young has four home runs already, in limited playing time. He went 3-for-3 with a double as well, and is clearly pushing for some more opportunities to be in the lineup.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/21/2015 6:43:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) will not play on Tuesday.
Insight: He was originally in the lineup, but had to be scratched due to his back tightening up. Ichiro Suzuki will take his spot in left field.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL4/21/2015 5:46:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is out for Tuesday's game versus the Padres according to MLB.com.
Insight: Dickerson has plantar fasciitis and said he could play, but the team is going to err on the side of caution this early in the season. Dickerson will probably play on Wednesday.
Melky Cabrera, LF, CWSHot4/21/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Outfielder Melky Cabrera is a career .545 hitter (6-for-11) with a home run and five RBI against Ckeveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: Cabrera has seven hits in his last three games, including the game-winner on Monday. Plus the wind is expected to be blowing out tonight in Chicago.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/21/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton left Monday night's game against Colorado.
Insight: Upton missed Sunday's game with a quad issue, but returned. It's possible with a huge lead on Monday night the team was just being cautious. He is hitting .327 with three home runs, eight RBI and 11 runs this season.
Carl Crawford, LF, LOS4/21/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Francisco due to illness.
Insight: Crawford missed Sunday's game, but with Monday off could be ready to go Tuesday. The Dodgers have plenty of outfield talent and if there is any question they can afford to sit him further.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL4/21/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Diego due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
Insight: Dickerson was forced out of Monday's game because of the injury. He is hitless in the last three games and perhaps this is the reason for the current slump.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, DET4/20/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had the game-winning RBI in the seventh as Detroit beat the New York Yankees, 2-1, on Monday.
Insight: J.D. Martinez singled to score the tying run in the inning, and then Cespedes singled to take the lead. Cespedes was 1-for-3 in the game and is batting .320 with three home runs and 11 RBI this season.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/20/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is back in the Padres lineup for Monday night versus the Rockies.
Insight: Upton missed Sunday's game with a quad issue, but he tested things out on Monday and will return. He is hitting .326 with three home runs this season.
Josh Hamilton, LF, ANA4/20/2015 11:35:00 AM
Description: Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton adds filing for divorce to his laundry list of on and off field issues.
Insight: He's also dealing with a bad shoulder, a drug relapse and a team that doesn't want to pay him for his underachieving production. There is no timetable for his return.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/20/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton missed Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs due to a strained quadriceps.
Insight: He injured it late Saturday and continued to play through it so the quad shouldn't be a big deal. He's batting .326 with three homers and 10 RBI and doesn't seem to be having any issues with pitcher-friendly Petco Park.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEA4/19/2015 9:24:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz hit a pair of bombs and a walkoff single as Seattle defeated Texas in the bottom of the ninth, 11-10, on Sunday.
Insight: So much for not being able to hit homers at Safeco Field. Until Sunday, all six of Cruz's home runs were on the road, but apparently Cruz is so hot, it doesn't matter what ballpark he is hitting in. Cruz finished 3-for-6 with five RBI and two runs in addition to the bombs. He hit his home runs in the first and third innings. Then, his third hit came with the bases loaded in the ninth, and it scored the game-winning run. Cruz is the hottest hitter in the league as he leads baseball with eight home runs while batting .354 with 14 RBI.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, DET4/19/2015 4:02:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had a huge day Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: Cespedes launched two homers and had six RBIs. He is fitting in extremely nicely with his new team.
Jonny Gomes, LF, ATL4/19/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes had four RBIs Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Gomes went 1-for-2 with a double and the four RBIs. He is still not much of a fantasy option these days.
Chris Young, LF, NYM4/18/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: New York outfielder Chris Young blasted a grand slam Saturday against the Rays.
Insight: It was his lone hit in five at-bats. Young is not a relevant fantasy option this season, despite the big hit on Saturday.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/18/2015 12:11:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley went 2-for-5 in his return to the field on Friday versus the Twins.
Insight: Brantley missed a week with a sore back. Hopefully, he can stay in the lineup and start hitting like he did on Friday. Brantley, however, didn't play left field. He was the designated hitter versus the Twins.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT4/17/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte hit a monster home run for his second of the season as Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee, 6-3, on Friday.
Insight: Marte has really struggled to start the year, but manager Clint Hurdle mixed up his order and moved Marte down, which seemed to work. Marte went 2-for-4 with a two-run bomb that went close to 450 feet. Marte is hitting .152 with four RBI, so maybe this game gets him going.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/17/2015 5:56:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley is back in the Indians lineup on Friday.
Insight: Brantley is the DH rather than playing left field, but fantasy owners don't care. His sore back has kept him out nine of the last 10 days, so it is good to see Brantley at least hit.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL4/17/2015 11:35:00 AM
Description: Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez has struck out in 17 of 30 at-bats against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Cargo has hit two homers off the Cy Young award winner, but he's batting just .167 in their matchups.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COLCold4/17/2015 11:35:00 AM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson (.361) could be a candidate to sit against Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Dickerson is hitless in six at-bats with four strikeouts in their matchups. Unfortunately, right-hand hitter Drew Stubbs isn't much better (3-for-23), so manager Walt Weiss doesn't have many good choices
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEA4/17/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz has faced Texas starter Yovani Gallardo just three times and he's walked once and taken him yard twice.
Insight: Considering how hot Cruz is this season, league-leading six homers, walking him sounds like a good strategy.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM4/16/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 3-for-4 with a run and RBI in the, 7-5, victory over the Marlins on Thursday.
Insight: Duda has multiple hits in the last three games. He also had at least two hits in six of the 10 games this season. Duda is hitting .395 with a home run and eight RBI this season.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/16/2015 4:02:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) did not play on Tuesday or Wednesday, but is in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Ichiro Suzuki would have gotten the start in Yelich's place, but is batting just .188 in the early going and isn't a viable fantasy option. Yelich, at this point in his career, is a better option.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY4/16/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (bone bruise) is questionable for Friday's game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Gardner was hit on the right wrist and both X-rays and MRI said no structural damage, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com. He should be ready for the weekend series. Gardner put together a very good 2014 campaign (.256, 17 HR, 58 RBI, 87 runs, 21 SB) and fantasy owners hope he can continue that in 2015.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/16/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) did not play on Tuesday or Wednesday and there is a chance he may not play until the weekend.
Insight: Ichiro Suzuki would get the start in Yelich's place, but is batting just .188 in the early going and isn't a viable fantasy option.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/16/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has a career .000 BA (0-for-9) against Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers.
Insight: Holliday is off to a decent start, batting .333 for the first seven games, though he is still searching for his first extra-base hit of the season. The matchup says he probably won't get that big hit today.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN4/16/2015 10:41:00 AM
Description: Royals right fielder Alex Gordon will sit on Thursday afternoon when Kansas City faces Minnesota and Tommy Milone.
Insight: Royals manager Ned Yost had said that Gordon would sit in some day games after a night game and here we are again as he sat last Thursday as well. Gordon is a career .252 hitter against left-handers vs. .275 against right-handers.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM4/15/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the, 6-1, victory over the Phillies.
Insight: Duda hit a solo home run in the fifth and then doubled to score Travis d'Arnaud in the sixth. It was Duda's first home run of this season. He is hitting .353 with seven RBI this season.
Michael Morse, LF, MIA4/15/2015 2:40:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse hit his first homer of the season Wednesday versus Atlanta.
Insight: Morse also scored two runs and walked once. He has six RBIs through the early going.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/15/2015 12:06:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has a career .429 BA against Brewers' starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: That includes two homers and five RBIs, making Holliday a solid option for Wednesday's contest versus Milwaukee.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL4/15/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson had a three-hit game on Tuesday night.
Insight: He also scored three runs and had an RBI. Dickerson should be active everywhere.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/15/2015 9:31:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton hit is second homer of the season during Tuesday's win over the Padres.
Insight: He also scord two runs and had a walk. Upton now has six RBIs in the early going, along with a .303/.368/.606 line.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM4/14/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda recorded three RBIs on Tuesday night.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with two doubles. Duda has a solid .345/.406/.448 line early on this season.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/14/2015 6:36:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) will not play on Tuesday night.
Insight: Yelich was originally in the lineup, but the team decided to give him a night to rest. Ichiro Suzuki will get the start in Yelich's place.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/14/2015 3:29:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley was scheduled to take batting practice on Tuesday, but he's not in Tuesday night's starting lineup.
Insight: Brantley missed the last two games with a strained lower back and he could be held out until the weekend.
Starling Marte, LF, PITCold4/14/2015 3:26:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Marte has gone hitless in his last two games and is batting just .115 on the season, so he's getting a day off. His career OPS is 78 points higher in the second half, so fantasy owners shouldn't panic over his slow start. He's a top outfielder who gives fantasy owners 30-plus steals and double-digit home runs.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/14/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley will take batting practice on Tuesday, but unless he is 100 percent don't expect him out on the field for Tuesday night's game.
Insight: Brantley missed the last two games with a strained lower back and he could be held out until the weekend.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY4/14/2015 10:26:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner was forced out of the game in the seventh inning after being hit by a pitch earlier in the game.
Insight: Gardner was hit on the right wrist. X-rays were negative, but he could miss a game or two due to swelling. He put together a very good 2014 campaign (.256, 17 HR, 58 RBI, 87 runs, 21 SB) and fantasy owners he can continue that in 2015.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEX4/13/2015 4:54:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is back in the lineup Monday.
Insight: He missed a couple of games with a back injury, but is ready to return.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY4/13/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is 5-for-14 with three extra base hits and five RBI against Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury, who is a career .462 hitter versus Chen, could make a nice duo in Monday's game.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEA4/12/2015 7:34:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz homered for the second straight day, and this one was massive.
Insight: After Seattle blew a four run lead int he ninth, Cruz came up big with a 10th inning homer. It was his lone ht in four at-bats, and he now has two dingers on the season.