Player Notes - Tampa Bay and NY Yankees
Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
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
Kevin KiermaierCFRays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is expected to miss a couple of days due to illness.Kiermaier has shown solid power with 10 homers and a .759 OPS in 317 at-bats.9/23/2014 4:53:00 PM
ColdBen Zobrist2BRays second baseman Ben Zobrist is just 4-for-36 (.111) against Boston right-hander Clay BuchholzZobrist is not a recommended daily fantasy play. He's batting .269 this season with 10 homers, 48 RBI, 80 runs and nine steals. Remember when he was close to being a 20-20 guy every season?9/23/2014 1:34:00 PM
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .189 hitter against Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz with 13 strikeouts in 37 at-bats.It is always tough to sit a guy like Longoria, but if you have a decent option at third base, you may want to consider it. Longoria has 22 HR and 90 RBI this season.9/23/2014 1:31:00 PM
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .167 hitter against opposing starter John Danks.He is 3-for18 lifetime against Danks, with only RBI. It is always tough to sit a guy like Longoria, but if you have a decent option at third base, you may want to consider it.9/21/2014 9:45:00 AM
Ben Zobrist2BRays second baseman Ben Zobrist could be in for a rough day today (if he is in the lineup) against White Sox starter John Danks.He is a career .111 hitter (2-for-18) against Danks, with seven strikeouts. Zobrist is not a recommended daily fantasy play.9/21/2014 9:42:00 AM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer defeated Hector Noesi and the White Sox 3-1 on Saturday.He is now 10-8 after going 6 1/3 innings, including three strikeouts. Archer did not allow a run, and now owns a 3.42 ERA. Jake McGee shut the door for his 18th save, allowing the one earned run in the process.9/20/2014 10:25:00 PM
Wil MyersRFRays right fielder Wil Myers continued to struggle on Friday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.The reigning American League Rookie of the Year had a terrible year full of injuries and hit only .219 with six home runs and 32 RBI. He has hit just .212 with one home run since his return from a fractured wrist.9/19/2014 10:51:00 PM


NY Yankees
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Brian McCannCYankees catcher Brian McCann hit his 23rd home run of the season, going 2-for-4 against the Orioles on Tuesday.McCann has been disappointing in his first season in pinstripes. He got off to a slow start and never really recovered. McCann is hitting .235/.290/.411 with 73 RBI in addition to the 23 homers.9/23/2014 10:51:00 PM
Jacoby EllsburyCFYankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury exercised lightly on Tuesday.Doctors, however, have not cleared him to resume baseball activities. He still hopes to return at some point this week.9/23/2014 8:53:00 PM
Mark Teixeira1BYankees first baseman Mark Teixeira returned to the Yankees' lineup on Tuesday.Teixeira sat out the previous two contests due to soreness in his right wrist, which he had surgically repaired. The first baseman received a cortisone shot to play Tuesday.9/23/2014 8:47:00 PM
Mark Teixeira1BYankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is dealing with a wrist injury that has plagued him for a while.Teixeira has already gone through three cortisone shots this season. It used to be you could count on him for 30 homers like clockwork, but he hit 24 last season and has 21 so far this year. Consider him questionable ... at best. Update - Teixeira is in the starting lineup.9/23/2014 3:47:00 PM
Mark Teixeira1BYankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is dealing with a wrist injury that has plagued him for a while.Teixeira has already gone through three cortisone shots this season. It used to be you could count on him for 30 homers like clockwork, but he hit 24 last season and has 21 so far this year. Consider him questionable ... at best.9/23/2014 12:15:00 PM
Carlos BeltranRFYankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (elbow) has been mostly out of the lineup lately while dealing with the injury.Beltran has played just three games since Sept. 9 and had nine at-bats. Fantasy owners have long since abandoned Beltran.9/23/2014 12:13:00 PM
Derek JeterSSYankees shortstop Derek Jeter had his first three-RBI game of 2014 on Monday in the victory over the Orioles.Jeter had a RBI-groundout in the third and then drove in two with a double in the fifth. Jeter is going out on a high note in his last homestand of his career. He is 9-for-20 over the last five home games.9/22/2014 10:54:00 PM
Michael PinedaSPYankees right hander Michael Pineda continued his solid season with seven 1/3 shutout innings against the Orioles on Monday.Pineda's season has been injury-plagued and full of pine tar controversy, but on the mound, Pineda is 4-5 with a 1.93 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 70 innings. In 11 of Pineda's 12 starts this season, he has allowed two runs or fewer.9/22/2014 10:50:00 PM
Masahiro TanakaSPYankees starter Masahiro Tanaka will receive one more start in the 2014 season.Tanaka is set to start on Saturday at Fenway, which is giving the pitcher confidence that he can avoid elbow surgery according to ESPN New York. Tanaka returned to the mound on Sunday and pitched five 1/3 innings and allowed one run on five hits in a victory. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said his right hander will be allotted 80-85 pitches against Boston.9/22/2014 9:32:00 PM
HotBrett GardnerLFYankees left fielder Brett Gardner is 5-for-12 with three extra base hits and five RBI against Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.Gardner posted multiple hits in both Saturday and Sunday's game with a pair of doubles and a home run. He had gone 0-for-20 before the weekend. Looks like he's turned it around and this is a favorable matchup.9/22/2014 12:06:00 PM