Player Notes - Chicago WSox and Tampa Bay
Chicago WSox
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
HotDayan ViciedoRFChicago right fielder Dayan Viciedo jolted four hits in Tuesday night's loss to the Tigers.Viciedo is now on a four-game hitting streak (10-for-18). His .361 batting average this season is fifth-best in the major leagues.4/23/2014 9:28:00 AM
HotJose Abreu1BChicago first baseman Jose Abreu socked a solo homer over the center-field wall off Justin Verlander in the top of the first inning Tuesday night.That's the center-field wall at Comerica Park, 420 feet away from home plate, if you were wondering. Abreu went 2-for-3 with two runs in the game and has six homers on the young season. He's done a good job to shake off his first MLB slump, going 8-for-20 with three doubles and two homers after a 1-for-25 stretch.4/22/2014 10:50:00 PM
Gordon Beckham2BWhite Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham should be activated from the disabled list later this week. SOURCE: WhiteSox.comHe's hoping to play this weekend against the Rays. Beckham missed the first few weeks of the season with a strained oblique. His return will probably mean less playing time for Marcus Semien (.227, 2 HR, 9 RBI) and Conor Gillaspie (.302, 0 HR, 12 RBI).4/22/2014 9:22:00 PM
Conor Gillaspie3BWhite Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie will miss the next few games due to soreness in his left hand, according to Dan Hayes of csnchicago.com.The 26-year-old is quietly hitting .302 with seven doubles, 12 RBI and a .760 OPS in 16 games for the White Sox this season.4/22/2014 5:40:00 PM
ColdAdam EatonCFWhite Sox center fielder Adam Eaton (hamstring) is hoping to return Wednesday, according to Dan Hayes of csnchicago.com.Eaton (.282, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 15 R, 1 SB) suffered a left hamstring injury on Saturday and will be out of the starting lineup for third straight game on Tuesday.4/22/2014 5:29:00 PM
Chris SaleSPWhite Sox left-hander Chris Sale has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.The team was calling his ailment "general soreness" but he's since been diagnosed with a strained flexor muscle. Sale (3-0, 2.30 ERA, 0.841 WHIP, 29Ks in 27.1 IP) recorded a season-high ten strikeouts in his last outing Thursday against Boston and has always been a fantasy stud.4/22/2014 10:54:00 AM
Chris SaleSPWhite Sox left-hander Chris Sale is doubtful to pitch Tuesday against Detroit. SOURCE: Dan Hayes, Comcast Sportsnet ChicagoThe team is calling his ailment "general soreness." Sale (3-0, 2.30 ERA) recorded a season-high ten strikeouts in his last outing Thursday against the Red Sox.4/21/2014 8:56:00 PM
Jose Abreu1BIt didn't take long for Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu to break out of his 1-for-25 slump. He's gone 5-for-9 with three RBI over his last two games.Three of those hits came in Sunday's blowout win over Texas. Up to this point, Abreu has performed about the way you would expect him to. He's provided strong power numbers for the White Sox (five HR, 17 RBI) but has not been able to hit for a high average (.243 in 19 games this season).4/20/2014 8:41:00 PM
HotDayan ViciedoRFDayan Viciedo was one of three White Sox to record three or more hits Sunday against Texas.Chicago's 16 runs were a season-high. Viciedo's average has shot up to .321 thanks to a stellar weekend of hitting. He's gone 5-for-8 with four RBI over his last two games.4/20/2014 8:30:00 PM
Marcus Semien2BChicago second baseman Marcus Semien had his second four-hit game of the season on Sunday.Semien's bases loaded triple in the sixth inning was the first of his career. Eight of his 18 hits this season have come over two games.4/20/2014 7:42:00 PM


Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
HotJames Loney1BTampa Bay first baseman James Loney stayed hot with three hits Tuesday against the Twins.He's been ridiculous over his last four games, providing nine hits over that span (.563 AVG). Loney, who has never been a big power guy, is on pace for 97 RBI this season. Fantasy owners in the market for a corner infielder could do a lot worse than Loney (.302, 1 HR, 12 RBI).4/23/2014 9:22:00 AM
David DeJesusLFTampa Bay left fielder David DeJesus broke out of a slump by delivering three hits in Tuesday's win over Minnesota.His first inning single ended an 0-for-24 drought. It's a start but DeJesus (.174, 0 HR, 3 RBI) still has a long way to go before we consider him a legitimate fantasy option.4/22/2014 10:35:00 PM
David PriceSPRays starter David Price pitched a complete game Tuesday against Minnesota.Joe Mauer hit a hard line drive off Price's leg in the fourth inning but it didn't seem to affect him as the left-hander still finished with a season-high 12 strikeouts over 113 pitches. Price's next start is Sunday against the White Sox.4/22/2014 10:31:00 PM
Matt MooreSPRays lefty Matt Moore had Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. SOURCE: Roger Mooney, Tampa TribuneThat officially ends his season. Fantasy owners playing in non-keeper leagues can feel free to discard the talented 24-year-old.4/22/2014 6:32:00 PM
Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings (groin) did not start Saturday or Sunday, but is back in the lineup for Tuesday.Jennings is batting .264 this season with one homer, five RBI and seven runs scored. The groin injury is likely to restrict his stolen base ability for a while. He's stolen at least 20 bases in each of the last three seasons, but has just one so far this year.4/22/2014 3:59:00 PM
ColdDavid DeJesusLFAfter striking out in a pinch-hitting appearance Sunday against New York, Rays outfielder David DeJesus is now hitless in his last 24 at bats.Of all players with at least 40 at bats, DeJesus' .119 batting average is the lowest in the major leagues. DeJesus may not have a roster spot much longer if this keeps up.4/20/2014 7:12:00 PM
Alex CobbSPRays RHP Alex Cobb (oblique) is targeting late May or early June for his return, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.Cobb suffered a strained oblique last week and was given a timetable of 4-6 weeks. He's not going to make it back by the short end of that timeline.4/20/2014 2:20:00 PM
HotMatt JoyceRFWith lefty Vidal Nuno on the mound for the Yankees Sunday, Rays OF/DH Matt Joyce will take a seat.Joyce can't hit lefties and rarely starts against them. The 29-year-old is hitting .349 with two homers, seven RBI and a 1.044 OPS in 43 at-bats this year.4/20/2014 12:03:00 PM
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