Player Notes - Tampa Bay and NY Yankees
Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Asdrubal Cabrera2BTampa Bay signed second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year deal.Cabrera doesn't have a spot to play, at least until the rumored deal of Ben Zobrist. he batted .241 last season with 14 HR 61 RBI and 10 steals for Cleveland and then the Washington Nationals.1/9/2015 1:09:00 PM
Kevin JepsenRPThe Rays have acquired right-handed reliever Kevin Jepsen.Jepsen went 0-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 1.046 WHIP in 74 relief appearances last season. With news of the injury to closer Jake McGee, Jepsen could end up at the back end of the bullpen.12/16/2014 3:03:00 PM
Jake McGeeRPRays left-hander Jake McGee had arthroscopic elbow surgery on Friday and will begin the season on the disabled list, according to Marc Topkin of the Tama Bay Times.McGee well last season going 5-2 with a 1.89 ERA, 0.897 WHIP and 19 saves in 23 opportunities. Ernesto Frieri might get the first shot at the closer's role.6/15/2014 8:59:00 PM
Alex CobbSPRays starter Alex Cobb allowed four runs on 10 hits over six innings in a loss to the Indians on Sunday.The 10 hits was a season-high, so Cobb was certainly hoping for a better start to cap off his superb season. Even with the tough Sunday, Cobb was 10-9 with a 2.87 ERA, 149 strikeouts in 166 1/3 innings this year. Cobb posted a 1.78 ERA after July 1.9/28/2014 6:27:00 PM
Alex ColomeSPRays right-hander Alex Colome earns second victory in final start of season.He did so in fine fashion, going 6 1/3 innings, allowing no runs on four hits, and struck out six. Colome finishes 2014 at 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. Jake McGee saved his 19th game to seal the win.9/27/2014 9:05:00 PM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer pitched seven 2/3 innings and allowed a lone run on three hits and struck out six but lost to Corey Kluber as the Indians defeated the Rays, 1-0.Archer threw 75 of his 111 pitches for strikes and walked two batters. He finishes the year 10-9 with a 3.33 ERA and 173 strikeouts.9/26/2014 9:50:00 PM
Jeremy HellicksonSPRays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson chased in third inning against Boston.Not a good final outing, as he went 2 1/3 innings, alling six runs (five earned), and struck out two. Hellickson finishes 2014 with a 4.52 ERA and 1.45 WHIP.9/25/2014 9:24:00 PM
HotAlex CobbSPRays righty Alex Cobb had another masterful start on Tuesday.He allowed one run on five hits, but up until the eighth inning, it appeared the Rays were going to waste a fifth straight quality start from Cobb. Tampa Bay then scored five runs in the eighth. Cobb is 10-8 with a 2.75 ERA but his ERA is just 1.82 since July 1.9/23/2014 10:43:00 PM
Ben Zobrist2BRays second baseman Ben Zobrist went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run against the Red Sox on Tuesday.Zobrist hit a two-RBI double in the eighth inning as Tampa Bay took its first lead of the night, 2-1. Zobrist came around to score on David DeJesus' single as the Rays added three more runs in the frame. The second baseman is hitting .273 with 10 home runs and 50 RBI this season.9/23/2014 10:40:00 PM
Yunel EscobarSSRays shortstop Yunel Escobar left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a left knee sprain according to the Tampa Bay Times.Escobar slid awkwardly into home plate. He is being called day-to-day.9/23/2014 8:34:00 PM


NY Yankees
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Alex Rodriguez3BYankees 3B Alex Rodriguez will play Wednesday versus Philadelphia.This will be his Grapefruit League debut. Look for Rodriguez to start at DH and see two-to-three at-bats.3/2/2015 5:50:00 PM
Alex Rodriguez3BYankees 3B Alex Rodriguez took some reps at first base.A-Rod is expected to work mostly as a DH, but the ability to play both first and third could add playing time. Whether he can still be a valuable fantasy option is up in the air as he hasn't played since September 2013.2/28/2015 12:35:00 PM
Alex Rodriguez3BYankees 3B Alex Rodriguez reported to training camp Monday.The circus is officially in town. It remains to be seen what the slugger still has in the tank. His last official at-bat was Sept 25, 2013. Over his last three seasons, he hit .269 with a total of 41 homers and a .796 OPS. Fantasy owners should watch closely, but do not touch.2/23/2015 1:59:00 PM
CC SabathiaSPCC Sabathia (right knee surgery) says his rehab is going well and hopes to make at least 30 starts this season, according to a Bryan Hoch report for mlb.comI'm more concerned with the drop in velocity over the past seasons. The left-hander has recorded just a 17-17 record, a 4.87 ERA and a 1.389 WHIP in the last two seasons and I recommend all fantasy owners take a wait-and-see attitude.2/10/2015 10:40:00 AM
Ichiro SuzukiRFThe Marlins signed outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year deal.Suzuki hit .284/.324/.340 with a home run and 15 steals last season in the Bronx. He is 156 hits away from 3,000 major league hits although he already has 4,000 counting his numbers from Japan. At 41 years old, Ichiro is really just a flier in standard leagues.1/27/2015 10:39:00 PM
Stephen Drew2BThe Yankees resigned shortstop Stephen Drew to a one-year, $5 million contract according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.Including incentives, the deal is worth between $6-7 million. Drew only hit .150/.219/.271 last season, but he gives the Yankees depth at middle infield. He shouldn't really be fantasy relevant.1/6/2015 10:58:00 PM
Nathan EovaldiSPNewly-acquired starter Nathan Eovaldi will not be a great option during 2015.He was the main piece of the deal the Yankees got in return for Martin Prado. However, after a record of 6-14 and a 4.37 ERA last season, there is little reason to believe Eovaldi will improve by pitching in the AL East.12/19/2014 4:58:00 PM
Didi GregoriusSSThe Diamondbacks have traded shortstop Didi Gregorius to the New York Yankees.Gregorius hit .226 last season with six homers, 27 RBI, 35 runs and six steals in 270 at bats. Replacing Yankees all-time great Derek Jeter, Gregorius may have more pressure on him than anyone in baseball.12/5/2014 3:13:00 PM
David RobertsonRPYankees closer David Robertson is looking to be paid in the same range as Jonathan Papelbon, who set the record for biggest contract for a closer before the 2012 season.So basically Robertson wants to be the richest closer in baseball. The Wall Street Journal reported Robertson's agent and Yankees general manager Brian Cashman met on Tuesday. Robertson turned down a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer. ESPN reports Robertson wants something in the range of four years, $50 million. He has posted a 2.20 ERA over the past four years, but that is still a lot of money for a closer.11/12/2014 3:02:00 PM
Alfonso SorianoRFOutfielder Alfonso Soriano has announced his retirement from baseball, according to Hector Gomez of Listin Diario in the Dominican Republic.He was released by the Yankees in July, and at 38-years-old, finishes a nice career, batting .270/.319/.500 with 412 homers and 1,159 RBI during 16 seasons. Soriano also made seven All-Star teams.11/4/2014 9:11:00 PM