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For The Last 15 Days
 
Victor Martinez, DH, DETHot8/30/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the first game of a doubleheader against the White Sox on Saturday.
Insight: Martinez extended his hitting streak to seven games. Over that stretch, he is hitting .419 with four extra-base hits, eight RBI and ten runs.
Victor Martinez, DH, DETHot8/30/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a lifetime .520 (13-for-25) hitter with two home runs, three doubles and four RBI against White Sox starter Chris Sale.
Insight: Martinez comes into the game with a seven-game winning streak. During that stretch, the designated hitter is batting .394 with three extra-base hits, six RBI and nine runs. He should be already but put Martinez in your lineup.
Jesus Montero, DH, SEA8/29/2014 7:31:00 PM
Description: Mariners designated hitter Jesus Montero will not return this season as Seattle is shutting him down for the remainder of 2014.
Insight: Mariners beat writer Bob Dutton reports the club wants to address Montero's non-baseball issues the rest of the year. On Thursday, Montero attempted to contront a team scout in the crowd of a Class-A Everett game for poking fun at his lack of hustle. Allegedly, the scout sent an ice cream sandwich into the dugout for Montero. The DH is extremely talented and only 24, but Seattle will not promote him back to the big leagues until he learns to control his temper.
Billy Butler, DH, KANHot8/29/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler is 5-for-8 in limited action versus Cleveland starter Danny Salazar.
Insight: "Country Breakfast" has awaken after a cold first half and is hitting .291 with six homers and an .822 OPS in 39 games after the break.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS8/29/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is 5-for-12 with a home run and eight RBI against Rays young right-hander Chris Archer.
Insight: Ortiz has been in and out of the lineup of late with various nicks and scrapes, but Big Papi is batting .267 with 30 home runs and 94 RBI this season.
Victor Martinez, DH, DETHot8/27/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez now has a new career high in home runs with 26.
Insight: He went 1-for-3 with a solo blast Wednesday against the Yankees. The DH is hitting .327 with 85 RBI, 69 runs and a .951 OPS this season.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS8/27/2014 4:44:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz will return to the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Ortiz fouled a ball off his right foot on Sunday and sat out both games on Monday and Tuesday. Big Papi is batting .265 with 30 home runs and 93 RBI this season.
Chris Carter, DH, HOUHot8/26/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Astros DH Chris Carter has homered in each of the last two games and driven in five runs in that span.
Insight: Carter went 2-for-24 with 13 strikeouts before getting a day off Sunday, but he now has 11 homers and 28 RBI in August and 19 homers with 47 RBI since July 4 (44 games).
David Ortiz, DH, BOS8/26/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz left Sunday's game with an apparent injury and will miss his second consecutive game.
Insight: Ortiz limped down the first base line after a single in the sixth inning and Kelly Johnson pinch ran for him. He also left Saturday's game early, but that was due to a bruised elbow caused by a hit by pitch and is unrelated. Mike Napoli will DH and Allen Craig will get the start at 1B.
Victor Martinez, DH, DETHot8/26/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is on fire and has a nice matchup against Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy.
Insight: Martinez is a career .375 hitter against the Yankees starter. He's batted .409 over the past two weeks and for the season is hitting .328 with a career-high 25 HR along with 84 RBI. Beware, the weather forecast calls for a 70-80 percent chance of rain.
Raul Ibanez, DH, KAN8/25/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Royals designated hitter Raul Ibanez will get a rare back-to-back opportunity Monday, facing one of his old teams, the New York Yankees.
Insight: The 42-year-old has seen just 33 at-bats since the All-Star break. He was 1-for-4 Sunday. Josh Willingham (1-for-6 with three strikeouts versus Michael Pineda) will sit for a second straight day.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS8/25/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz left Sunday's game with an apparent injury and is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Ortiz limped down the first base line after a single in the sixth inning and Kelly Johnson pinch ran for him. He also left Saturday's game early, but that was due to a bruised elbow caused by a hit by pitch and is unrelated. Mike Napoli will DH and Allen Craig will get the start at 1B.
Victor Martinez, DH, DETHot8/24/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez hit his 25th homer of the season Sunday against the Twins, tying his career high.
Insight: Martinez' outstanding season continues. He went 3-for-6 with four RBI Sunday and has 26 RBI in August. The AL batting title is going to be a four-man race between Jose Altuve (.334), Martinez (.328), Adrian Beltre (.327) and Robinson Cano (.326).
Billy Butler, DH, KANHot8/24/2014 6:35:00 PM
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at Texas.
Insight: After hitting .264 with 20 doubles, three homers and 36 RBI over his first 364 at-bats, Butler has batted .321 with seven doubles, five homers and 18 RBI in his last 106.
David Ortiz, DH, BOSHot8/24/2014 4:33:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz left Sunday's game with an apparent injury, according to Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston.com.
Insight: Ortiz limped down the first base line after a single in the sixth inning and Kelly Johnson pinch ran for him. He also left Saturday's game early, but that was due to a bruised elbow caused by a hit by pitch and is unrelated.
Raul Ibanez, DH, KAN8/24/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Royals designated hitter Raul Ibanez hasn't seen an at-bat in over a week, but could get a shot Sunday in a favorable matchup.
Insight: The 42-year-old has only seen 29 at-bats since the All-Star break, but he's a career .471 hitter with two home runs versus Rangers starter Scott Baker. If he crack's the starting lineup he might be worth a flier. Update: He's in the starting lineup.
David Ortiz, DH, BOSHot8/24/2014 11:42:00 AM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz left Saturday's game against the Mariners with a bruised left elbow, but is expected to return Sunday, according to manager John Farrell.
Insight: Fantasy owners should watch carefully as Ortiz has an excellent record against Sunday's starter Hisashi Iwakuma. He's 4-for-7 with a double and a pair of home runs versus the Mariners ace right-hander. Update: Ortiz is in Sunday's starting lineup
Chris Carter, DH, HOUHot8/24/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Astros DH Chris Carter is not in Sunday's starting lineup versus Trevor Bauer and the Indians.
Insight: No injury that we know of, though he did strike out three times Saturday night in four at-bats. The slugging outfielder has become a force over the past two months and hit his 30th home run Tuesday to go with 72 RBI.
Billy Butler, DH, KAN8/24/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler is just a .103 hitter (3-for-29) against Texas right-hander Scott Baker.
Insight: Butler hasn't had a good season, but has batted .329 in August with a season-high OPS of .888. Still, he might give way to Raul Ibanez who has always done well against Baker.
Kennys Vargas, DH, MINHot8/23/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Kennys Vargas went 2-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against Detroit.
Insight: Vargas has batted .329 with seven doubles, four homers, 22 RBI and .919 OPS in 85 at-bats since he was called up.
David Ortiz, DH, BOSHot8/23/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz left Saturday's game against the Mariners with a bruised left elbow, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com.
Insight: Ortiz was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning and Kelly Johnson pinch hit for him in his next at-bat.
Billy Butler, DH, KANHot8/23/2014 9:34:00 AM
Description: Royals DH Billy Butler has batted .329 with six doubles, three homers, 12 RBI and 12 runs in August.
Insight: Butler hasn't had a good season, but he's better than he was in the first four months this year. Overall, he's hitting .279 with 27 doubles, eight homers, 53 RBI, 51 runs and a .718 OPS.
David Ortiz, DH, BOSHot8/22/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is hitting 11-for-34 (.324) in his career against Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Ortiz was not in the starting lineup on Thursday, so double check to make sure he is playing, but don't be afraid to start him against the potential AL CY Young Award winner. Ortiz is eight for his last 10 with two home runs. Update: Ortiz is back in the Red Sox lineup.
David Ortiz, DH, BOSHot8/22/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is hitting 11-for-34 (.324) in his career against Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Ortiz was not in the starting lineup on Thursday, so double check to make sure he is playing, but don't be afraid to start him against the potential AL CY Young Award winner. Ortiz is eight for his last 10 with two home runs.
Kennys Vargas, DH, MINHot8/21/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Kennys Vargas went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs on Thursday against the Indians and their ace pitcher Corey Kluber.
Insight: Vargas has a four-game hitting streak with two 3-for-4 games and two home runs during that span. In 68 at-bats so far with the Twins, Vargas is hitting.309 with three home runs and 16 RBI.
David Ortiz, DH, BOSHot8/21/2014 3:58:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is not in Thursday's starting lineup. Just activated Allen Craig will be the DH Thursday versus Matt Shoemaker and the Angels.
Insight: Ortiz seemed to hurt himself on one of his swings Wednesday night, so this isn't a big surprise. He is locked in, however, having gone 14-for-26 (.538) with two doubles, nine RBI and six walks over his last seven games. Hopefully, it's nothing serious.
Chris Carter, DH, HOUHot8/21/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Astros DH Chris Carter hit two home runs in three at-bats versus Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy the last time they met.
Insight: The former all-or-nothing outfielder has become a force over the past two months, batting .299 with 17 HR, 42 RBI and a 1.020 OPS, since July 1.
David Ortiz, DH, BOSHot8/21/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 4-for-4 with a solo homer Wednesday against the Angels, but also seemed to be moving slower than normal.
Insight: Ortiz seemed to hurt himself on one of his swings. He is locked in, however, having gone 14-for-26 (.538) with two doubles, nine RBI and six walks over his last seven games. Hopefully, it's nothing serious.
David Ortiz, DH, BOSHot8/20/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 4-for-4 with a solo homer Wednesday against the Angels.
Insight: Ortiz is locked in. He's gone 14-for-26 (.538) with two doubles, nine RBI and six walks over his last seven games.
Victor Martinez, DH, DETHot8/20/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk and five RBI Wednesday at Tampa Bay.
Insight: Martinez has driven in 21 runs in August and 79 on the season. He's batting .325 with 24 homers, 61 runs and a .945 OPS. He's one homer away from tying his career high.
Kendrys Morales, DH, SEA8/20/2014 8:25:00 PM
Description: Seattle 1B/DH Kendrys Morales has hit three homers in his last seven games.
Insight: Morales had one homer in his first 55 games this season. He's hitting .229 with 15 doubles, four homers, 30 RBI and a .615 OPS, but he's starting to swing the bat better.
Adam Lind, DH, TOR8/20/2014 12:52:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind is out of the lineup again Wednesday.
Insight: Toronto is playing at Milwaukee so it can't use a DH. Edwin Encarnacion has started at first base the past two games.
Chris Carter, DH, HOUHot8/19/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Astros DH Chris Carter hit a three-run homer off Yankees closer David Robertson to break a 4-4 tie Tuesday night.
Insight: Since July 4, Carter has hit 17 homers and driven in 42 runs in 37 games. He's batted .317 in that span.
David Ortiz, DH, BOSHot8/19/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz has gone 15-for-50 (.300) with three doubles, four homers and 15 RBI in August.
Insight: Ortiz went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks Tuesday against the Angels. He's fourth in the AL with 29 homers and leads the majors with 92 RBI.
Kendrys Morales, DH, SEA8/19/2014 3:40:00 AM
Description: SeattleDH/1B Kendrys Morales is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Morales played first base on Monday, but the team is better defensively with him at DH and Logan Morrison at first. They are in a NL city, so no DH is available.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS8/18/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz has struggled versus Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson going 2-for-16 (.125) with no homers and five strikeouts.
Insight: Ortiz had a solid weekend series against Houston with two homers and seven RBI. His batting average is a bit below expectations, but he's still supplying power (28 HR) and RBIs (91). This matchup, however, isn't a good one for Big Papi.


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