Player Notes - Chicago WSox and Tampa Bay
Chicago WSox
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Jose Abreu1BWhite Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.It appears to be just a routine night off for the slugger. He's on an 11-game hitting streak and has raised his average to .320 to go along with 33 HR, 99 RBI and a .983 OPS. That's got to get him in the conversation for MVP.9/2/2014 5:18:00 PM
Avisail GarciaRFWhite Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, a run and walk on Sunday against the Tigers.It was Garcia's best hitting day since returning from a torn labrum in his shoulder on August 16. He is hitting .235 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 85 at-bats this year.8/31/2014 9:11:00 PM
Carlos Sanchez2BWhite Sox shortstop Carlos Sanchez went 2-for-5, scoring two runs and driving in another as Chicago defeated Detroit, 6-2, on Sunday.Sanchez hit .306 in 10 games in August since being called up from Triple-A, but he hits for very little power. Sanchez is slugging .304 in 46 major league at-bats.8/31/2014 6:55:00 PM
Adam EatonCFWhite Sox center fielder Adam Eaton was 2-for-5 with two doubles against the Tigers on Sunday.Eaton also scored two runs. He has hits in his last seven games, and over that stretch, is batting .429 with five extra-base hits and two steals. He is hitting .313 with 64 runs in 400 at-bats, but don't count on him scoring much in September as the White Sox dealt Adam Dunn and Alejandro De Aza on Sunday.8/31/2014 6:43:00 PM
HotJose QuintanaSPChicago left-hander Jose Quintana tossed seven innings and allowed two runs on six hits in a victory against the Detroit on Sunday.Quintana also struck out three and walked one. It was the longest outing for Quintana since July 23. He is 7-10 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.25 WHIP this year.8/31/2014 6:30:00 PM
Adam DunnDH/1BWhite Sox DH Adam Dunn hit his 20th home run of the season, blasting a two-run bomb off Tigers starter Max Scherzer in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.In addition to the 20 home runs, Dunn is hitting .220/.340/.433 with 54 RBI this year.8/30/2014 4:55:00 PM
HotChris SaleSPWhite Sox left-hander Chris Sale allowed three runs over seven innings, struck out 13 and walked two in the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday against the Tigers.Sale gave up two home runs in the first inning, but that was it. The 13 strikeouts were a season-high. Sale has pitched well over his last four starts, going 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA. 8/30/2014 4:32:00 PM
Jose Abreu1BWhite Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with a run and RBI-single in the third inning on Saturday against the Tigers.Abreu is 6-for-7 in the series against the Tigers so far this weekend. He also extended his hitting streak to 10 games. During that span, Abreu is hitting .528 with five extra-base hits, and nine RBI.8/30/2014 4:17:00 PM
Alexei RamirezSSWhite Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is a career .130 hitter (7-for-54) against Tigers starter Max Scherzer.Ramirez went 0-for-5 against Verlander and Detroit relief pitching on Friday and has another tough matchup on Saturday. We would stay away from this matchup even though Ramirez is having a solid season, batting .283 with 13 home runs and 63 RBI.8/30/2014 10:21:00 AM
Jose Abreu1BWhite Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has homered two times and is 4-for-9 against Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander.Abreu is putting together a MVP-type season with 33 HR, 97 RBI a .312 batting average and a league-leading .969 OPS. Verlander is heading in the opposite direction having given up four earned runs in each of his last two games and is 11-11 on the season with a 4.82 ERA and 1.44 WHIP.8/29/2014 10:24:00 AM


Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings is just 2-for-18 with six strikeouts when facing R.A. Dickey's knuckleball.Jennings hasn't played since Aug. 28 while dealing with left knee soreness. It is unclear when he will return. Fantasy owners, and Rays fans, are still waiting for Jennings to blossom into the "next" Carl Crawford as was advertised when he first came to the big leagues.9/2/2014 9:57:00 AM
Wil MyersRFRays right fielder Wil Myers has gone 9-for-46 (.196) with one homer and three RBI since he returned from a fractured wrist.That includes a three-hit game Monday against Boston. Myers has had a terrible sophomore slump this season, hitting .221 with six homers, 28 RBI and a .646 OPS in 244 at-bats one year after winning AL Rookie of the Year.9/1/2014 5:57:00 PM
HotAlex CobbSPRays starter Alex Cobb allowed one earned run on seven hits, struck out six and walked one in a loss against the Red Sox on Sunday.The loss was Cobb's first since June 23. Cobb is still pitching at an extremely high level despite the loss and his average 9-7 record. He hasn't given up three runs in a start since Independence Day. In July, he went 4-0 with a 2.23 ERA and even though Cobb posted a 2-1 record in August, his ERA in the month was an amazing 1.49. continues his hot streak by extending his scoreless innings streak to 15 1/3 frames. He has also won his last seven decisions and over that span has an ERA of 1.99.8/31/2014 8:53:00 PM
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria went 0-for-3 against the Red Sox on Sunday.Longoria went into Sunday's game on a five-game hitting streak. Even with the 0-for-3, he is batting .364 with a home run in his last six games. Longoria, however, has been overall disappointing this year. He is hitting just .254 with 17 home runs and 76 RBI.8/31/2014 6:10:00 PM
Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings was a late scratch from the lineup on Friday night according to the Tampa Bay Times.Jennings was dealing with left knee soreness. It is unclear if he will return on Saturday. Brandon Guyer started in left field and batted lead off for the Rays on Friday.8/28/2014 10:50:00 PM
Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings was a late scratch from the lineup on Friday night according to the Tampa Bay Times.Jennings was dealing with left knee soreness. It is unclear if he will return on Saturday. Brandon Guyer is in left field and batting lead off for the Rays on Friday.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