Player Notes - Tampa Bay and Toronto
Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Alex CobbSPRays starter Alex Cobb struck out 10 batters and walked none over seven scoreless innings Wednesday at St. Louis.Cobb has won his last four decisions, but this was his best start since June 18.7/23/2014 10:42:00 PM
Joel PeraltaRPRays reliever Joel Peralta is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list due to illness.Peralta (4.15 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 44 strikeouts, 13 holds) has little to offer fantasy owners.7/22/2012 11:24:00 AM
James Loney1BRays first baseman James Loney is one of the rare hitters with a history of success versus Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.Loney is a career .462 hitter (12-for-26) with a 1.154 OPS against Wainwright. He's a non-power hitting first baseman, who can hit for a decent average and knock in runs when needed, but isn't an everyday fantasy option.7/22/2014 10:29:00 AM
Yunel EscobarSSRays shortstop Yunel Escobar owns a .583 average against Minnesota's Kevin Correia.Escobar is hitting just .249 with four homers and a .657 OPS in 281 at-bats this season so he won't cost you much Sunday, but he could be a good option against Correia. He's gone 7-for-12 with two doubles against the right-hander.7/20/2014 12:49:00 PM
Ben Zobrist2BTampa Bay second baseman Ben Zobrist is hitless in 16 at-bats against Minnesota right-hander Phil Hughes.Zobrist has raised his average from .247 to .267 and his OPS from .726 to .766 since July 1 , but this unfavorable matchup should be avoided.7/19/2014 10:43:00 AM
Matt JoyceRFRays OF/DH Matt Joyce has a career .467 batting average (7-for-15) against Minnesota starter Phil Hughes.The total includes a double, triple and two home runs for a 1.686 OPS. Joyce is batting .270 with seven homers and 40 RBI.7/19/2014 10:41:00 AM
Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings (knee) is back in the lineup Friday.Jennings exited last Friday's game after fouling a ball off his knee and sat out the last two games prior to the All-Star break.7/18/2014 5:25:00 PM
HotDavid PriceSPTampa Bay left-hander David Price tossed eight scoreless innings Sunday against Toronto.Price had a 4.42 ERA on May 24, but he's gone 5-3 with a 1.92 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP over his last nine starts.7/13/2014 4:30:00 PM
Jeremy HellicksonSPRays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson has been optioned to Double-A to make one start during the All-Star break.Hellickson allowed oe run on six hits in 4 1/3 innings in his season debut on July 8 after missing the entire season due to elbow surgery. He had a 5.17 ERA last year but his career ERA is 3.69.7/13/2014 3:23:00 PM
Desmond JenningsCFTampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings (knee) is not in the lineup Sunday.Jennings left Friday's game after fouling a ball off his knee. He should be ready to play after the All-Star break.7/13/2014 12:58:00 PM


Toronto
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Edwin Encarnacion1BToronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (right quad injury) could be back from the DL next week, according to Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com.Encarnacion (.277, 26 HR, 70 RBI) has been on the shelf since July 6 due to a quad injury. The sooner he returns, the better for fantasy owners.7/23/2014 10:24:00 PM
Jose BautistaRFBlue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista homered for the first time since July 2 Wednesday against the Red Sox.Bautista has hit just four home runs since May 31 (40 games). He had 14 homers in his first 56 games this season.7/23/2014 9:57:00 PM
HotJose ReyesSSBlue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, two RBI and a steal Tuesday against the Red Sox.Reyes has batted .346 with seven doubles, a triple, three homers, 12 RBI, 15 runs and four steals over his last 23 games.7/22/2014 10:17:00 PM
Dioner NavarroCToronto catcher Dioner Navarro homered in his second straight game Tuesday against the Red Sox.Navarro has seven blasts to go with 41 RBI and a .265 average this season. He's been a decent AL-only backstop.7/22/2014 10:16:00 PM
Aaron SanchezRPThe Blue Jays have called up top pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez, but he'll pitch out of the bullpen.Sanchez has posted a 3.95 ERA in 100 1/3 innings in the minors this season. The right-hander has walked 191 batters in 356 1/3 minor league innings, including 57 this season. He can be ignored in re-draft leagues.7/22/2014 5:40:00 PM
Adam LindDHBlue Jays DH Adam Lind (foot) is scheduled to take batting practice Tuesday, according to John Lott of the National Post, Toronto..Lind initially said he would miss 6-8 weeks due to a non-displaced fracture in his right foot, but a second opinion was more optimistic and it appears the second one was closer to fact. He could be back in early August.7/21/2014 4:47:00 PM
Edwin Encarnacion1BToronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (right quad injury) is expected to take batting and fielding practice Tuesday, according to John Lott of the National Post, Toronto.great news for fantasy owners. The original timetable was 2-4 weeks and he's right at the two week mark today. The Blue Jays slugger has 26 homers and 70 RBI.7/21/2014 4:45:00 PM
Melky CabreraLFBlue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Sunday against the Rangers.Cabrera has hit .350 in July, but he hadn't homered since June 19 prior to Sunday. His power comes and goes, but he's a very good all-around fantasy option.7/20/2014 5:29:00 PM
Casey JanssenSPBlue Jays closer Casey Janssen wasn't available Saturday due to illness.He believes he ate something bad over the All-Star break and has lost as much as seven pounds. Aaron Loup picked up Saturday's save.7/19/2014 5:43:00 PM
HotMarcus StromanRPBlue Jays starter Marcus Stroman shut down the Rangers Saturday, yieelding just four hits and no runs in seven innings of work.In nine starts since he joined the rotation, Stroman has given up two runs or less seven times. As a starter his ERA is 2.87 with a 1.128 WHIP. He should be on fantasy rosters, but if he's available you should strongly consider making a claim for him.7/19/2014 5:32:00 PM