Player Notes - Tampa Bay and NY Yankees
Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
ColdDavid DeJesusLFThe Rays scored 16 runs Saturday against the Yankees, but left fielder David DeJesus went 0-for-6 with two strikeouts.DeJesus had zero hits in his last 20 at-bats and is batting .122 this season. The 34-year-old outfielder has little power and little speed so there's no need to own him.4/19/2014 10:50:00 PM
HotEvan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria belted his second homer of the season and drove in four runs Saturday against the Yankees.Longoria has gone 7-for-10 over his last three games and scored four runs in his last two after not scoring a run for 10 straight games before that. He's hitting .348 with 10 RBI.4/19/2014 10:22:00 AM
Ryan HaniganCRays catcher Ryan Hanigan hit two balls out of the park and drove in six runs Saturday against the Yankees.The 33-year-old Hanigan had no more than two homers in each of the last two seasons with Cincinnati but he now has three in his first 37 at-bats with Tampa Bay.4/19/2014 10:41:00 PM
Wil MyersRFTampa Bay right fielder Wil Myers exploded out of a slump with a double, two homers, four RBI, four runs and a walk Saturday against the Yankees.Myers has gone 6-for-9 with seven RBI in his last two games. He went 10 games without an RBI prior to that and didn't have a homer before Saturday.4/19/2014 10:37:00 PM
Chris ArcherSPTampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer was roughed up by the Orioles in his last start but he gave up just one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings Saturday against the Yankees. Archer has tossed three quality starts in four chances this year, but he gave up seven earned runs on 12 hits over five innings in his one non-quality outing. The 25-year-old is 2-1 with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP in 24 2/3 innings.4/19/2014 10:33:00 PM
Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings (groin) will not start Saturday or Sunday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.Jennings has been dealing with a groin injury and will be limited to pinch hitting for the next two days.4/19/2014 5:07:00 PM
Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings won't start Friday against New York.It's the first time he's sat out this season. David DeJesus (.156, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will fill in at center field with Matt Joyce (.324, 2 HR, 7 RBI) taking over in left.4/17/2014 6:51:00 PM
HotMatt JoyceRFRays OF/DH Matt Joyce is a career .357 hitter with three solo homers against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda.Joyce is off to a fine start, batting .324 with a 1.002 OPS. Assuming the platoon player is in the Rays starting lineup, he should be in yours as well.4/18/2014 10:18:00 AM
Ben Zobrist2BRays 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist is a career .417 hitter (5-for-12) versus Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.Zobrist's five hits have all been of the extra base variety, including two homers and a 1.783 OPS. He's batting .268 this season with a .388 OBP due to walking 11 times already. He's a solid play on Friday.4/18/2014 10:16:00 AM
ColdJose MolinaCRays catcher Jose Molina is hitless in 19 at-bats versus Yankees lefty C.C. Sabathia.Molina (.111, 0 HR, 0 RBI) has no fantasy value.4/17/2014 10:25:00 AM


NY Yankees
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Ivan NovaSPYankees starter Ivan Nova left Saturday's start with right elbow soreness, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. He'll undergo tests.Nova gave up eight hits (four homers) and eight runs in four innings Saturday against the Rays and now has an 8.27 ERA. An injury would certainly help to explain his performance so far.4/19/2014 10:11:00 PM
Derek JeterSSYankees shortstop Derek Jeter is not in the lineup Saturday night against the Rays, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN. Dean Anna is starting in his place.Jeter started the last three games after sitting out three straight with a quad injury. He's hitting .286 with three runs and two RBI. 4/19/2014 6:22:00 PM
Carlos BeltranRFYankees outfielder Carlos Beltran is in the starting lineup for Saturday.Beltran was chasing down a foul ball and tumbled over a fence, hurting his left shoulder and right wrist on Thursday and sat out Friday. He's off to a solid start, batting .298 with four homers and nine RBI in his first 15 appearances.4/19/2014 4:40:00 PM
Carlos BeltranRFYankees outfielder Carlos Beltran could get a second consecutive game off after taking a spill Thursday against Tampa Bay.Beltran was chasing down a foul ball and tumbled over a fence, hurting his left shoulder and right wrist. He stayed in the game, so the injury isn't considered serious. He's off to a solid start, batting .298 with four homers and nine RBI in his first 15 appearances.4/19/2014 3:28:00 PM
HotJacoby EllsburyCFYankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is 6-for-7 (.857) against Rays young right-hander Chris Archer.Ellsbury is doing exactly what the Yankees brought him in to do. He's batting .367, stealing bases (8) and playing excellent defense in center field. He'll certainly be a confident hitter when he steps into the box on Saturday and so should fantasy owners when they start him.4/19/2014 10:40:00 AM
Carlos BeltranRFYankees outfielder Carlos Beltran will have the night off Friday after taking a spill Thursday against Tampa Bay.Beltran was chasing down a foul ball and tumbled over a fence, hurting his left shoulder and right wrist. He stayed in the game, so the injury isn't considered serious. He's off to a solid start, batting .298 with four homers and nine RBI in his first 15 appearances.4/18/2014 4:32:00 PM
Carlos BeltranRFYankees outfielder Carlos Beltran could get Friday after after taking a spill in Thursday's game.Beltran was chasing down a foul ball and tumbled over a fence, hurting his left shoulder and right wrist. He stayed in the game, so it isn't likely serious, but could probably use a day of rest. He's off to a solid start, batting .298 with four homers and nine RBI.4/18/2014 10:58:00 AM
HotAlfonso SorianoLFYankees outfielder/DH Alfonso Soriano is a lifetime .500 hitter against Rays starter Erik Bedard (7-for-14).The 38-year-old went 0-for-16 to start the season, but he's been hot this week, batting .360 with a trio of homers over his last six games. In this favorable matchup he should be started.4/18/2014 10:22:00 AM
Mark Teixeira1BYankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is hoping to be back in the lineup Sunday against Tampa Bay. SOURCE: George King III, New York PostThat's when Teixeira is first eligible to return from the disabled list. He's sat out the last week and a half with a strained hamstring.4/17/2014 8:14:00 PM
Brian Roberts2BYankees second baseman Brian Roberts' MRI came back negative and he is questionable for Thursday's game against Tampa Bay.Roberts hasn't played since Saturday due to a back injury. The 36-year-old is hitting just .129 with one RBI this season and shouldn't be owned in most leagues.4/17/2014 10:40:00 AM