Player Notes - Chicago WSox and Tampa Bay
Chicago WSox
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Jeff SamardzijaSPWhite Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija finally showed fantasy owners on Saturday what they have been looking for.Samardzija went 7 2/3 IP and yielded just one run on three hits while striking out nine. Samardzija didn't get the win, but the team did, with the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth.7/4/2015 5:38:00 PM
John DanksSPWhite Sox lefty John Danks threw seven shutout innings in the, 1-0, victory over the Orioles on Friday.Danks allowed five hits, two walks and struck out five on 96 pitches in seven frames. Overall, Danks has been a disappointment, however, going 4-8 with a 4.95 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 60 strikeouts in 87 1/3 innings this season.7/3/2015 10:44:00 PM
Jose Abreu1BWhite Sox first baseman Jose Abreu hit a solo home run for the only run of the game in the, 1-0, victory over the Orioles on Friday.Abreu was 1-for-4 with the homer. He is hitting .291 with 14 home runs and 44 RBI in 289 at-bats this season.7/3/2015 10:40:00 PM
Chris SaleSPWhite Sox starter Chris Sale may see his next start moved back from Sunday to Monday.White Sox manager Robin Ventura is thinking about pushing Sale back a day to give him extra rest. Sale has been solid this season, going 6-4 with a 2.87 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 141 strikeouts in 103 1/3 innings this season. 7/1/2015 9:24:00 PM
Jose Abreu1BWhite Sox first baseman Jose Abreu had two hits and an RBI in Tuesday's win over St. Louis.Chicago won 2-1 in 11 innings, with Tyler Flowers blasting the game-winning home run. Abreu is hitting .293 with 13 homers and 42 RBI this season.7/1/2015 9:27:00 AM
Chris SaleSPWhite Sox starter Chris Sale struck out 12 Tuesday versus St. Louis.Sale became the second pitcher in MLB history to record at least 10 strikeouts in eight consecutive starts. Pedro Martinez was the other to accomplish it. Sale allowed one run on six hits and one walk. He remains 6-4 with a 2.87 ERA and 0.97 WHIP. 7/1/2015 9:25:00 AM
Jeff SamardzijaSPWhite Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija will not feel good after Sunday's loss.Samardzija did not receive the loss, but he entered the eighth inning leading 4-1. He ended up giving up three runs on a bases-clearing double by Victor Martinez. Samardzija is still 5-4 with a 4.56 ERA this season.6/28/2015 4:15:00 PM
Adam EatonCFWhite Sox center fielder Adam Eaton has been tremendously successful against Tigers ace pitcher David Price.Eaton is 7-for-16 (.438) versus Price. All seven of the hits have been singles, but the lack of power shouldn't deter any owner from taking Eaton out of the lineup on Sunday.6/28/2015 12:34:00 PM
Jose Abreu1BWhite Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is hitting second in the batting order on Sunday versus the Tigers.This will be the first time Abreu will hit second this season. Abreu could see an extra at-bat in the game although his RBI chances will likely be down. It will be interesting to see if this is a permanent change.6/28/2015 12:01:00 PM
Tyler FlowersCWhite Sox catcher Tyler Flowers is not in the lineup Sunday versus the Tigers.Geovany Soto is catching. It's just a normal day of rest for Flowers.6/28/2015 11:59:00 AM


Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Steven Souza Jr.CFRays outfielder Steven Souza Jr. hit his 15th homer of the season in the eighth inning to tie the game up.Too bad he can't hit his weight or everyone would know his name. He's batting .213 with 33 RBI.7/4/2015 4:10:00 PM
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .059 hitter against saturday starter Michael Pineda.Longoria is hitting .275 with eight home runs and 35 RBI this season, but probably should be avoided despite his two-hit night on Friday in the poor matchup.7/4/2015 12:01:00 PM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer threw 6 2/3 shutout innings in the, 7-5, loss to the Yankees on Friday.Archer left with a, 3-0, lead, but the Rays bullpen emploded. The Yankees scored three runs to tie it in the eighth, and then with another lead in the bottom of the 12th, New York tallied four runs to win it. Archer remains 9-5 with a 2.18 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 141 strikeouts in 115 2/3 innings this season.7/3/2015 11:55:00 PM
Steven Souza Jr.CFRays outfielder Steven Souza Jr. is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees.It will be his second consecutive day off. We don't think he's injured, just slumping. He's batting .209 on the season with 14 home runs and 31 RBI, but his last home run was June 19.7/3/2015 1:11:00 PM
James Loney1BRays first baseman James Loney (broken finger) has been activated for Friday's game.Loney was hitting .275 with 11 RBI and 11 runs in 30 games through May 24. He's never had the power numbers to be a viable fantasy first base option.7/3/2015 10:18:00 AM
Matt MooreSPRays lefty Matt Moore, who had Tommy John surgery, has been activated and will make his season debut on Thursday.He is just 25-years-old with a career 3.53 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. He was 17-4 last season with 143 strikeouts in 150 1/3 IP. He could have solid fantasy value in the second half of the season. If he's available in your league pick him up immediately.7/2/2015 9:54:00 AM
James Loney1BRays first baseman James Loney (broken finger) is expected to be activated for Friday's game.Loney was hitting .275 with 11 RBI and 11 runs in 30 games through May 24. The Rays made room by sending Marc Krauss down to Triple-A.7/2/2015 9:35:00 AM
Matt MooreSPRays lefty Matt Moore, who had Tommy John surgery, is expected to make his season debut on Thursday.He is just 25-years-old with a career 3.53 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. he was 17-4 last season with 143 strikeouts in 150 1/3 IP. He could have solid fantasy value in the second half of the season.6/30/2015 10:30:00 AM
Jake OdorizziSPRays starter Jake Odorizzi is scheduled to begin his rehab on Wednesday.Ordorizzi (oblique) may need two starts before he's ready to return to the rotation. He's 4-5 with a very good 2.47 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.6/30/2015 10:26:00 AM
Erasmo RamirezSPRays right-hander Erasmo Ramirez is probable for Tuesday's scheduled start against Cleveland. Ramirez exited a game on June 20 with a strained groin and missed one start. He owns a solid 6-2 record and has pitched well since a poor start. He's won four of his last five starts and yielded two runs or less in all of them.6/30/2015 9:31:00 AM