Player Notes - Chicago WSox and Tampa Bay
Chicago WSox
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Adam DunnDH/1BWhite Sox DH Adam Dunn is back in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians.Dunn is hitting a career. 316 (6-for-19) with a home run against Cleveland's starter Corey Kluber. He, however, is also hittless in his last four starts and hasn't played since Saturday.8/27/2014 4:59:00 PM
Alexei RamirezSSWhite Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has homered in back-to-back games.Ramirez is hitting .303 with nine doubles, three homers and 12 RBI in August and he has a .286 average, 13 home runs, 63 RBI, 67 runs and 18 steals on the year.8/27/2014 3:29:00 PM
Adam EatonCFWhite Sox center fielder Adam Eaton (oblique) will be back in the lineup Tuesday.Eaton has been out since Aug. 9 due to a strained oblique. He went 39-for-93 (.419) with seven doubles, a triple, nine RBI, nine walks, 14 runs and four steals over his last 24 games before going on the DL.8/25/2014 5:18:00 PM
Avisail GarciaRFWhite Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia hit a game-tying solo homer off Yankees closer David Robertson in the ninth inning of Sunday's game.Garcia has hit .214 in 28 at-bats since he returned from a torn labrum in his shoulder on Aug. 16, but with two doubles, two homers and seven RBI.8/24/2014 5:27:00 PM
Alexei RamirezSSWhite Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Sunday at New York.Ramirez struggled in June and early July, but he's batted .293 with 12 doubles, four homers, 19 RBI, 20 runs and three steals since the All-Star break.8/24/2014 5:25:00 PM
Alejandro De AzaOFChicago outfielder Alejandro De Aza (knee) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Yankees. De Aza's average has dropped for a third straight season and he's on pace for fewer homers, RBI and runs than he had in 2013. Fantasy owners should be avoiding him.8/24/2014 11:35:00 AM
Alexei RamirezSSWhite Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has gone 8-for-21 (.381) with a double, a triple and two homers in his career against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda.Ramirez is having a nice month, hitting .307 with eight doubles, one homer, seven RBI and 10 runs. He's a good shortstop option Saturday.8/23/2014 11:09:00 AM
HotJose Abreu1BWhite Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has homered in two of the last three games.Abreu hit a three-run shot Friday against the Yankees. He's hit just four homers in the second half after blasting 29 in the first, but the four home runs have come with a .339 batting average.8/22/2014 10:49:00 PM
Carlos RodonSPThird overall pick Carlos Rodon is very close to becoming a big leaguer according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Rodon made his Triple-A debut in Charlotte on Wednesday in front of a sellout crowd. The 21-year-old pitched three innings, allowed one run, struck out three and walked three. The Chicago Sun-Times believes Rodon will be a September call up as the White Sox try to give fans reasons to come out to the park until the end of the season.8/22/2014 3:34:00 PM
Carlos Sanchez2BJust brought up Carlos Sanchez will get the start at second base after the White Sox traded Gordon Beckham to the Angels Thursday night.Sanchez batted .293 with seven homers, 57 RBI, 60 runs and 16 steals at Triple-A Charlotte. Fantasy owners should take a wait and see attitude.8/22/2014 3:27:00 PM


Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings went 2-for-4 with a double and run against the Orioles on Thursday.Jennings has a six-game hitting streak, and during that span, is hitting .321. On the season, he is batting .244 with 10 home runs and 64 runs.8/28/2014 10:50:00 PM
James Loney1BRays first baseman James Loney went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI on Thursday against the Orioles.Loney is 4-for-11 (.364) in his last three games and is hitting .299 with 11 RBI in August. Just don't expect much power from this first baseman as he has seven diggers on the year.8/28/2014 10:40:00 PM
HotJames Loney1BRays first baseman James Loney has batted .500 for his career against Baltimore right-hander Bud Norris.Loney doesn't peovide much power, but he's always hit for a decent average and can pick it around the first base bag. He's batting .299 in 24 August games.8/28/2014 10:22:00 AM
HotDrew SmylySPRays starter Drew Smyly held the Orioles to one run on two hits over seven innings Wednesday night.Smyly has gone 3-1 with a 1.50 ERA, a 0.69 WHIP and 29 Ks in 36 innings since the Tigers traded him to the Rays for David Price on July 31.8/27/2014 9:57:00 PM
Evan Longoria3BTampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria has started as the DH the past two games due to a sore forearm, according to mlb.com.Longoria says he played through the injury for five days and hopes to be back at third base Wednesday. He said it doesn't bother him when he hits.8/26/2014 10:09:00 PM
Jake OdorizziSPTampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi served up four dingers Monday at Baltimore.He allowed eight runs on 11 hits in four innings. The right-hander had given up one homer in his previous 22 2/3 innings and 13 homers in 136 1/3 innings this season prior to Monday. Odorizzi has given up 13 home runs and posted a 5.61 ERA on the road this season, compared to a 3.18 ERA and four home runs at home.8/25/2014 10:06:00 PM
Yunel EscobarSSRays shortstop Yunel Escobar won't be traded to the Athletics, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.The A's claimed Escobar off revocable waivers, but the Rays have pulled him back. Escobar's offense has been in decline for years and he also has a negative UZR at shortstop for the first time in his career. As a result, he's been worse than replacement level this season (-0.1 WAR).8/25/2014 6:01:00 PM
ColdDesmond JenningsCFTampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings is just a .100 hitter (2-for-20) against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman.Jennings was supposed to be the next "Carl Crawford" but he's not even at that level. He's a 12 HR, 20 SB guy ... at best, while Crawford was a 13 HR, 50 SB guy for multiple seasons.8/25/2014 9:50:00 AM
Evan Longoria3BTampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .433 hitter with five home runs against Baltimore starter Chris Tillman.That's the most home runs by any hitter off Tillman. Longoria continues to produce below expectations and its time to admit he's not going to reach last year's totals and will probably never reach the levels we expected when he exploded onto the scene as a rookie in 2008.8/25/2014 9:44:00 AM
HotChris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer has recorded a 1.99 ERA and 39 strikeouts over 31 2/3 innings this month.Archer walks a lot of batters (3.43 BB/9), but he has given up just six homers all year and struck out 147 batters in 157 1/3 innings. The right-hander held the Blue Jays to one run on six hits and struck out six over seven innings Sunday.8/24/2014 5:33:00 PM