Player Notes - Tampa Bay and Detroit
Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria had an RBI-double in the first inning against the Red Sox on Monday.The Rays won, 5-1. Longoria was 1-for-4 in the game. He is hitting .273 with one home run and six RBI this season. Those numbers are alright, but owners would like more power from Longoria. 5/4/2015 10:38:00 PM
Jake OdorizziSPRays starter Jake Odorizzi pitched very well on Monday, allowing just one run in seven innings of work in a victory over the Red Sox.The Rays won, 5-1. Odorizzi yielded seven hits, struck out six and walked none in his seven innings. He is 3-2 with a 2.21 ERA, 0.89 WHIP in 40 2/3 innings this season.5/4/2015 10:33:00 PM
Alex CobbSPRays starter Alex Cobb has been shut down from throwing after suffering a setback according to the Tampa Bay Times.The team doctor will at least examine Cobb's forearm, and he will perhaps undergo an MRI. Check back for updates, but owners should assume Cobb will miss at least two weeks.5/4/2015 5:45:00 PM
Nathan KarnsRPTampa Bay pitcher Nathan Karns did not allow a run over five innings Sunday versus Baltimore.Karns is still on a pitch count, as he threw just 66 pitches. He gave up two hits and one walk, while striking out four.5/3/2015 3:42:00 PM
Asdrubal Cabrera2BRays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is out on Sunday.Tim Beckham is filling in at short to give Cabrera a little rest.5/3/2015 10:54:00 AM
Desmond JenningsCFRays center fielder Desmond Jennings (knee) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.The move is retroactive to April 26, so he will be eligible to return on May 11. Brandon Guyer will continue to see a ton of time.5/3/2015 10:36:00 AM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer allowed four runs Saturday versus Baltimore.He went six innings and now has a 1.64 ERA. Archer allowed six hits, walked four, and struck out five.5/2/2015 9:12:00 PM
Alex ColomeSPRays right-hander Alex Colome had a nice start, throwing shutout inning in Friday's, 2-0, victory over the Orioles.Colome allowed just three hits, struck out six and no walks. He only threw 60 pitches, but it was his first start of the season, so more than likely, Tampa Bay was just being cautious with the 26-year-old. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on him moving forward.5/1/2015 9:47:00 PM
Desmond JenningsCFRays center fielder Desmond Jennings is not expected to return to the lineup this weekend as originally thought.Jennings tweaked his left knee last Saturday and had is examined by a doctor on Thursday. We await the results, but he's in an unfavorable matchup Friday night anyway. 5/1/2015 11:06:00 AM
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria is 14-for-36 (.389) with six big homers against Baltimore starter Chris Tillman.Longoria is batting .293, but doesn't seem to have the home run power with just one long ball and seeven doubles. Perhaps this matchup will help him find his power stroke. 5/1/2015 9:45:00 AM


Detroit
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Jose IglesiasSSTigers shortstop Jose Iglesias departed Sunday's game with groin tightness and is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox.Groins are slow to heal, so he could miss a game or two. Stay tuned. Iglesias is batting .354 this season, though he's usually stuck at the bottom of the Tigers strong lineup.5/5/2015 10:16:00 AM
Justin VerlanderSPTigers starter Justin Verlander will have another MRI on Tuesday according to FOX Sports.Verlander has already had two MRIs, but apparently the Tigers want an update. If there is improvement, Verlander could begin throwing, but owners should not expect Verlander to return in May.5/4/2015 6:04:00 PM
Miguel Cabrera1BTigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera smacked a home run Sunday against the Royals.Cabrera continues to do his thing. He is now hitting .366 with six homers and 19 RBI this season.5/3/2015 4:42:00 PM
Anibal SanchezSPTigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez allowed three runs Sunday against the Royals.He pitched 7 1/3 innings and gave up four hits and one walk while striking out four. Sanchez now has a 5.11 ERA, which should continue to go down.5/3/2015 4:31:00 PM
Jose IglesiasSSTigers shortstop Jose Iglesias departed Sunday's game with groin tightness.Groins are tricky, so he could miss a game or two. Stay tuned.5/3/2015 3:57:00 PM
Victor MartinezDHTigers DH Victor Martinez has a .353 career BA against Jeremy Guthrie.It seems all of Detroit's big guns hit Guthrie well. J.D. Martinez hits .333, Miguel Cabrera hits .320, and Ian Kinsler is a .333 lifetime hitter against Kansas City's starting pitcher. It could be a big day for Tigers' hitters.5/3/2015 10:40:00 AM
David PriceSPTigers starter David Price threw a complete game Saturday versus Kansas City.Price allowed one run on four hits and did not walk a batter. He struck out two and is now 3-1 with a 2.93 ERA this season.5/2/2015 10:22:00 PM
J.D. MartinezOFTigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is getting the day off on Saturday.Martinez is just 8-for-39 over his past 10 games, so some rest could do him good. Anthony Gose will start in center with Rajai Davis getting the call in right.5/2/2015 3:43:00 PM
Miguel Cabrera1BIt's a rarity when Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera doesn't hit a pitcher well, but Friday's matchup is one of them. Cabrera is just 2-for-15 with five strikeouts versus the Royals Chris Young. He is hitting .373/.465/.627 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 83 at-bats this season.5/1/2015 9:58:00 AM
Victor MartinezDHTigers DH Victor Martinez had two hits in the, 8-1, loss to the Royals on Thursday.Martinez and Miguel Cabrera, who went 1-for-2 with two walks, that had solid at-bats versus Danny Duffy. Martinez was 0-for-9 in the previous two games, so it was nice to see Martinez get two hits Thursday, but he still doesn't seem like himself due to his knee issue. It shouldn't be a surprise if Martinez hit the disabled list at some point.4/30/2015 11:21:00 PM