Player Notes - Chicago WSox and Tampa Bay
Chicago WSox
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
HotJose Abreu1BWhite Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was 1-for-3 with an RBI-single in the, 5-2, victory over the Tigers on Tuesday.Abreu had his RBI-single in the first. He also scored in the third. He is hitting .270 with five home runs and 16 RBI this season.5/5/2015 10:56:00 PM
Jeff SamardzijaSPWhite Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out seven and walking one in the, 5-2, victory over the Tigers on Tuesday.Samardzija allowed seven runs in his last start, so it is nice to see him bounce back. He is 2-2 with a 4.38 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 39 innings.5/5/2015 10:54:00 PM
Tyler FlowersCWhite Sox catcher Tyler Flowers will sit on Tuesday versus the Tigers.Flowers had the flu over the weekend and is still apparently recovering from that. He should be considered day-to-day. Geovany Soto will start behind the plate until he returns. 5/5/2015 5:06:00 PM
Adam EatonCFWhite Sox center fielder Adam Eaton is in Tuesday's game against Detroit.He missed the entire series against Minnesota. Batting just .192, it likely wasn't a big thing for the team to overcome.5/5/2015 4:09:00 PM
Avisail GarciaRFWhite Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia had three hits, an RBI and run in the loss to the Twins on Sunday.Garcia was 3-for-4 with three singles. His single in the eighth scored Jose Abreu. Garcia is hitting. 342 with one home run and six RBI this season.5/3/2015 6:01:00 PM
Adam LaRoche1BWhite Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche is an absurd 10-for-15 lifetime against Mike Pelfrey.That includes one homer and seven RBI. Laroche is a solid daily option for Sunday.5/3/2015 10:43:00 AM
Hector NoesiSPWhite Sox starter Hector Noesi allowed four runs over 4 1/3i innings of work Saturday against the Twins.Noesi is not a relevant option. He has a 6.14 ERA so far this season. Leave him on the wire.5/2/2015 3:58:00 PM
ColdAlexei RamirezSSWhite Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is 6-for-12 with a couple of doubles and a home run versus Minnesota right-hander Ricky Nolasco.Ramirez has started slowly, batting .197 for the first 20 games, so may not be swinging well enough to take advantage of this favorable matchup.5/2/2015 10:23:00 AM
Jose QuintanaSPWhite Sox left-hander Jose Quintana pitched seven innings and allowed just one run in the loss to the Twins on Friday.Quintana has had a rough start to the season, but even with this great start he couldn't win as Chicago lost, 1-0. Quintana allowed six hits, struck out five and walked two versus the Twins. He is 1-2 with a 5.28 ERA.5/1/2015 10:49:00 PM
Melky CabreraLFWhite Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera is 2-for-5 with a RBI-single in the third, but Chicago lost, 12-2, to Minnesota on Thursday.Cabrera is hitting .276 with six RBI but no home runs in 76 at-bats this season.4/30/2015 11:08:00 PM


Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Drew SmylySPRays starter Drew Smyly allowed just one run, but took the loss Tuesday versus Boston.He went six innings and allowed the run on two hits and two walks. Smyly struck out six and now has a 2.70 ERA this season.5/5/2015 9:41:00 PM
Alex CobbSPRays starter Alex Cobb does indeed have a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.He will try and pitch through it, but Tommy John surgery is a likely outcome. Tough break for Cobb and Tampa Bay.5/5/2015 5:45:00 PM
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria had an RBI-double in the first inning against the Red Sox on Monday.The Rays won, 5-1. Longoria was 1-for-4 in the game. He is hitting .273 with one home run and six RBI this season. Those numbers are alright, but owners would like more power from Longoria. 5/4/2015 10:38:00 PM
Jake OdorizziSPRays starter Jake Odorizzi pitched very well on Monday, allowing just one run in seven innings of work in a victory over the Red Sox.The Rays won, 5-1. Odorizzi yielded seven hits, struck out six and walked none in his seven innings. He is 3-2 with a 2.21 ERA, 0.89 WHIP in 40 2/3 innings this season.5/4/2015 10:33:00 PM
Alex CobbSPRays starter Alex Cobb has been shut down from throwing after suffering a setback according to the Tampa Bay Times.The team doctor will at least examine Cobb's forearm, and he will perhaps undergo an MRI. Check back for updates, but owners should assume Cobb will miss at least two weeks.5/4/2015 5:45:00 PM
Nathan KarnsRPTampa Bay pitcher Nathan Karns did not allow a run over five innings Sunday versus Baltimore.Karns is still on a pitch count, as he threw just 66 pitches. He gave up two hits and one walk, while striking out four.5/3/2015 3:42:00 PM
Asdrubal Cabrera2BRays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is out on Sunday.Tim Beckham is filling in at short to give Cabrera a little rest.5/3/2015 10:54:00 AM
Desmond JenningsCFRays center fielder Desmond Jennings (knee) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.The move is retroactive to April 26, so he will be eligible to return on May 11. Brandon Guyer will continue to see a ton of time.5/3/2015 10:36:00 AM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer allowed four runs Saturday versus Baltimore.He went six innings and now has a 1.64 ERA. Archer allowed six hits, walked four, and struck out five.5/2/2015 9:12:00 PM
Alex ColomeSPRays right-hander Alex Colome had a nice start, throwing shutout inning in Friday's, 2-0, victory over the Orioles.Colome allowed just three hits, struck out six and no walks. He only threw 60 pitches, but it was his first start of the season, so more than likely, Tampa Bay was just being cautious with the 26-year-old. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on him moving forward.5/1/2015 9:47:00 PM