X-Rays Negative On Jose Ramirez: Updating a previous report, X-rays on Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez (knee) came back negative on Sunday after he fouled a pitch off his left knee. The All-Star third baseman was carted off the field in the spring game in the third inning against the White Sox. There is no immediate timetable for his return, however, and he was diagnosed with a left knee contusion. While Ramirez's status for Opening Day on Thursday might be in danger, it doesn't look like he'll miss significant time. He's RotoBaller's No. 3 overall fantasy option after he hit .270/.387/.552 with 39 home runs, 110 runs, 105 RBI and 34 steals in 2018. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:20:31 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615788&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615788 MLB Injuriesriserstop-headlines JoseRamirezCLE2B1992-09-17608070 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Updating a previous report, X-rays on Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez (knee) came back negative on Sunday after he fouled a pitch off his left knee. The All-Star third baseman was carted off the field in the spring game in the third inning against the White Sox. There is no immediate timetable for his return, however, and he was diagnosed with a left knee contusion. While Ramirez's status for Opening Day on Thursday might be in danger, it doesn't look like he'll miss significant time. He's RotoBaller's No. 3 overall fantasy option after he hit .270/.387/.552 with 39 home runs, 110 runs, 105 RBI and 34 steals in 2018.]]>
Franchy Cordero Stuffing Stat Sheet This Spring: Fighting for playing time this season, San Diego Padres outfielder Franchy Cordero has contributed a bit of everything on offense this spring, smacking two homers, stealing five bases and recording 19 runs-plus-RBI. The Friars 24-year-old prospect showed promise in 2018, cranking seven dingers and swiping five bags before midseason elbow surgery prematurely ended his season after just 154 plate appearances. If Cordero cuts down on strikeouts and plays more consistent defense, he could force himself into the conversation for regular starts as the Padres only left-handed outfield bat. Despite his ability to play all three outfield positions, Cordero will probably start the season as a platoon player but possesses the skillset to emerge above his teammates. His ADP of 446 looks relatively attractive compared to fellow center fielder Manuel Margot (296), but hes just a late-round flyer heading into the 2019 fantasy season. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:15:10 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615783&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615783 MLB top-headlines FranchyCorderoSDCF1994-09-02614173 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fighting for playing time this season, San Diego Padres outfielder Franchy Cordero has contributed a bit of everything on offense this spring, smacking two homers, stealing five bases and recording 19 runs-plus-RBI. The Friars 24-year-old prospect showed promise in 2018, cranking seven dingers and swiping five bags before midseason elbow surgery prematurely ended his season after just 154 plate appearances. If Cordero cuts down on strikeouts and plays more consistent defense, he could force himself into the conversation for regular starts as the Padres only left-handed outfield bat. Despite his ability to play all three outfield positions, Cordero will probably start the season as a platoon player but possesses the skillset to emerge above his teammates. His ADP of 446 looks relatively attractive compared to fellow center fielder Manuel Margot (296), but hes just a late-round flyer heading into the 2019 fantasy season.]]>
Yankees Have Confidence in Troy Tulowitzki: New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman reiterated his club's confidence in shortstopTroy Tulowitzki, claiming they are "all in" on the veteran and also calling him "our shortstop" as the season nears. Of course, that's the case due to Didi Gregorius' Tommy John surgery and subsequent rehab that will keep him sidelined, perhaps for half of the season. Even if "Tulo" somewhat returns to form this year, his injury history means he'll likely need more than one rest day per week, making him a fantasy liability. These factors mean he's a considerable gamble to draft, knowing he'll miss multiple games weekly, could face new injuries or could simply not play well. After all, he's hitting just .219 this Spring, cooling off following a strong start. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:47:42 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615761&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615761 MLB waivers TroyTulowitzkiNYYSS1984-10-10453064 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman reiterated his club's confidence in shortstopTroy Tulowitzki, claiming they are "all in" on the veteran and also calling him "our shortstop" as the season nears. Of course, that's the case due to Didi Gregorius' Tommy John surgery and subsequent rehab that will keep him sidelined, perhaps for half of the season. Even if "Tulo" somewhat returns to form this year, his injury history means he'll likely need more than one rest day per week, making him a fantasy liability. These factors mean he's a considerable gamble to draft, knowing he'll miss multiple games weekly, could face new injuries or could simply not play well. After all, he's hitting just .219 this Spring, cooling off following a strong start.]]>
Amed Rosario In Fine Form Heading Into Season: After settling in and having a much better second half of the season in 2018, New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario has backed that up with a strong spring training. The 23-year-old has hit .333 in 15 games this Spring, stealing three bases, driving in 10 runs and smacking a pair of home runs. Heading into 2019, Rosario now features in a more potent lineup with the likes of Robinson Cano and Wilson Ramos joining the batting order. Surrounded by better hitters, he has a strong chance to thrive either at the top of the order or at the bottom. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:32:56 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615754&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615754 MLB risers AmedRosarioNYMSS1995-11-20642708 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

After settling in and having a much better second half of the season in 2018, New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario has backed that up with a strong spring training. The 23-year-old has hit .333 in 15 games this Spring, stealing three bases, driving in 10 runs and smacking a pair of home runs. Heading into 2019, Rosario now features in a more potent lineup with the likes of Robinson Cano and Wilson Ramos joining the batting order. Surrounded by better hitters, he has a strong chance to thrive either at the top of the order or at the bottom.]]>
Wilson Ramos Hit in Hand, Avoids Injury: After taking a wild pitch off his hand earlier Sunday, New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos gave his club and their fans a scare by exiting the game early. While the newly-signed 31-year-old went for an X-ray, the results came back negative. Ramos will travel with the club should be in the starting lineup for opening day against his former club, the Washington Nationals. He enjoyed a successful 2018 season and is poised to be his club's best slugger at the catcher position in some time. Those who have drafted Ramos or are planning to should ease any worries as he appears to have avoided any serious issues. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:18:16 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615751&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615751 MLB Injuriestop-headlines WilsonRamosNYMC1987-08-10467092 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

After taking a wild pitch off his hand earlier Sunday, New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos gave his club and their fans a scare by exiting the game early. While the newly-signed 31-year-old went for an X-ray, the results came back negative. Ramos will travel with the club should be in the starting lineup for opening day against his former club, the Washington Nationals. He enjoyed a successful 2018 season and is poised to be his club's best slugger at the catcher position in some time. Those who have drafted Ramos or are planning to should ease any worries as he appears to have avoided any serious issues.]]>
Greg Bird's Roster-Spot Chances Increase: In the aftermath of New York Yankees infielderTyler Wade's demotion to Triple-A, the possibility that the Yankees could carry two players currently engaged in a position battle increased. Luke Voit and Greg Bird are currently battling it out for the starting job at first base, but it was assumed that only one would make the roster due to Wade's strong chances of being with the big league club to start the season. Now, however, it appears that even after outfielder Aaron Hicks returns from his injury, there will be two spots for both Voit and Bird. Bird lost out on the starting job last season after injuries and poor play, allowing Voit to swoop in during the latter part of the campaign. The 26-year-old has hit .316 this Spring, with three home runs and nine RBI in 18 games. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:06:31 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615747&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615747 MLB waivers GregBirdNYY1B1992-11-09595885 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

In the aftermath of New York Yankees infielderTyler Wade's demotion to Triple-A, the possibility that the Yankees could carry two players currently engaged in a position battle increased. Luke Voit and Greg Bird are currently battling it out for the starting job at first base, but it was assumed that only one would make the roster due to Wade's strong chances of being with the big league club to start the season. Now, however, it appears that even after outfielder Aaron Hicks returns from his injury, there will be two spots for both Voit and Bird. Bird lost out on the starting job last season after injuries and poor play, allowing Voit to swoop in during the latter part of the campaign. The 26-year-old has hit .316 this Spring, with three home runs and nine RBI in 18 games.]]>
James Paxton Wraps Up Spring On High Note: As he readies to embark on his first season with the New York Yankees, Canadian left-hander James Paxton finished off his spring with his third victory. The 30-year-old went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out five against the Minnesota Twins. Considering the potency of his offense, this is the kind of performance that will net him plenty of victories during the regular season. With Luis Severino injured, Paxton will begin the season as his club's number two starter behind Masahiro Tanaka and ahead of J.A. Happ. If his Spring is any indicator, he's more than ready for the job. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:53:40 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615746&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615746 MLB JamesPaxtonNYYSP1988-11-06572020 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

As he readies to embark on his first season with the New York Yankees, Canadian left-hander James Paxton finished off his spring with his third victory. The 30-year-old went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out five against the Minnesota Twins. Considering the potency of his offense, this is the kind of performance that will net him plenty of victories during the regular season. With Luis Severino injured, Paxton will begin the season as his club's number two starter behind Masahiro Tanaka and ahead of J.A. Happ. If his Spring is any indicator, he's more than ready for the job.]]>
Eric Lauer Named Opening Day Starter: San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Lauer will take the ball on Opening Day on Thursday, March 28, against the Giants. Second-year lefty Joey Lucchesi will pitch the second game. The 23-year-old Lauer will become the second youngest pitcher in Padres history to start the opener. He has 10 shutout innings across his last three spring outings and is looking to take the next step in 2019. Lauer had a 4.34 ERA and struck out 100 hitters in 112 innings over 23 starts last season. Chris Paddack and Matt Strahm are expected to follow in the rotation. Lauer is a risky choice for mixed leagues but should be considered a potential matchup play in DFS and NL-only leagues. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:41:34 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615744&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615744 MLB risers EricLauerSDSP1995-06-03641778 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Lauer will take the ball on Opening Day on Thursday, March 28, against the Giants. Second-year lefty Joey Lucchesi will pitch the second game. The 23-year-old Lauer will become the second youngest pitcher in Padres history to start the opener. He has 10 shutout innings across his last three spring outings and is looking to take the next step in 2019. Lauer had a 4.34 ERA and struck out 100 hitters in 112 innings over 23 starts last season. Chris Paddack and Matt Strahm are expected to follow in the rotation. Lauer is a risky choice for mixed leagues but should be considered a potential matchup play in DFS and NL-only leagues.]]>
Yusei Kikuchi To Occasionally Serve As Opener: Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi will pitch one inning every fifth start or so as an opener as the team looks for ways to limit Kikuchi's innings in his rookie season. The Mariners will likely call up one of their young starting candidates like Justus Sheffield or Erik Swanson to follow Kikuchi in those outings. The Japanese left-hander looked sharp in his MLB debut last Thursday against the A's, but the Mariners will baby him a bit in 2019. The 27-year-old is expected to start against in the second game of the upcoming series against the Red Sox. A potential innings limit could cap his upside in his first year, but Kikuchi should have value in mixed leagues nevertheless. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:36:13 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615743&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615743 MLB risers YuseiKikuchiSEASP1991-06-17579328 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi will pitch one inning every fifth start or so as an opener as the team looks for ways to limit Kikuchi's innings in his rookie season. The Mariners will likely call up one of their young starting candidates like Justus Sheffield or Erik Swanson to follow Kikuchi in those outings. The Japanese left-hander looked sharp in his MLB debut last Thursday against the A's, but the Mariners will baby him a bit in 2019. The 27-year-old is expected to start against in the second game of the upcoming series against the Red Sox. A potential innings limit could cap his upside in his first year, but Kikuchi should have value in mixed leagues nevertheless.]]>
Jose Ramirez Carted Off Field Sunday: Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez was carted off the field on Sunday in spring action after fouling a pitch off the inside of his left leg in the third inning against the White Sox. The All-Star immediately dropped to the ground and stayed down for several minutes before being joined by the team's medical staff. We'll update you when we find out more about Ramirez's specific injury, but with Opening Day on Thursday, there's a good chance he won't be ready for Opening Day. He's RotoBaller's No. 3 overall fantasy player, so losing Ramirez for any amount of time would be a big blow to the Tribe and his fantasy owners. Brad Miller was just signed on Sunday and could help fill in at third base. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:27:21 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615742&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615742 MLB Injuriestop-headlines JoseRamirezCLE2B1992-09-17608070 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez was carted off the field on Sunday in spring action after fouling a pitch off the inside of his left leg in the third inning against the White Sox. The All-Star immediately dropped to the ground and stayed down for several minutes before being joined by the team's medical staff. We'll update you when we find out more about Ramirez's specific injury, but with Opening Day on Thursday, there's a good chance he won't be ready for Opening Day. He's RotoBaller's No. 3 overall fantasy player, so losing Ramirez for any amount of time would be a big blow to the Tribe and his fantasy owners. Brad Miller was just signed on Sunday and could help fill in at third base.]]>
Indians Sign Brad Miller: The Cleveland Indians signed free-agent infielder Brad Miller to a major league contract on Sunday. Miller signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers on Feb. 27 but opted out of his contract on March 21. He will start the season on the Opening Day roster with both shortstop Francisco Lindor (calf) and second baseman Jason Kipnis (calf) on the injured list. With Jose Ramirez also going down with an injury Sunday, Miller could see consistent at-bats to begin the season and can be effective against right-handed pitching in the right matchups. Miller hit .230 in 75 games last year with the Rays and Brewers and has a .239 average with 75 home runs in 680 career games. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:21:30 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615740&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615740 MLB fallersTransactions BradMillerMIL2B1989-10-18543543 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

The Cleveland Indians signed free-agent infielder Brad Miller to a major league contract on Sunday. Miller signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers on Feb. 27 but opted out of his contract on March 21. He will start the season on the Opening Day roster with both shortstop Francisco Lindor (calf) and second baseman Jason Kipnis (calf) on the injured list. With Jose Ramirez also going down with an injury Sunday, Miller could see consistent at-bats to begin the season and can be effective against right-handed pitching in the right matchups. Miller hit .230 in 75 games last year with the Rays and Brewers and has a .239 average with 75 home runs in 680 career games.]]>
Bryse Wilson, Kyle Wright Make Rotation: Atlanta Braves rookie starting pitchers Bryse Wilson, 21, and Kyle Wright, 23, will follow Julio Teheran in the starting rotation for the opening series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Wright is the team's No. 2 prospect, while Wilson comes in at No. 7, per MLB Pipeline. Touki Toussaint was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday. Wilson had a 3.29 ERA in five spring appearances, while Wright posted a 7.11 ERA in five outings and struck out 18 batters in 12 2/3 innings. Outfielder Adam Duvall was also optioned to the minors after being acquired from the Reds last year. Duvall's chances were hurt when the Braves acquired veteran outfielder Matt Joyce from the Giants on Saturday. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:16:15 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615739&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615739 MLB prospects-rookiesrisers BryseWilsonATLSP1997-12-20669060KyleWrightATLSP1995-10-02657140 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Atlanta Braves rookie starting pitchers Bryse Wilson, 21, and Kyle Wright, 23, will follow Julio Teheran in the starting rotation for the opening series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Wright is the team's No. 2 prospect, while Wilson comes in at No. 7, per MLB Pipeline. Touki Toussaint was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday. Wilson had a 3.29 ERA in five spring appearances, while Wright posted a 7.11 ERA in five outings and struck out 18 batters in 12 2/3 innings. Outfielder Adam Duvall was also optioned to the minors after being acquired from the Reds last year. Duvall's chances were hurt when the Braves acquired veteran outfielder Matt Joyce from the Giants on Saturday.]]>
Jacob deGrom Not Optimistic About Extension: New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom isn't optimistic that he'll strike a long-term contract extension with the team before his deadline of Opening Day on Thursday, March 28. The reigning National League Cy Young allowed no hits in three innings in his final spring tune-up against the Braves on Saturday. The 30-year-old is under team control through 2020, so the two sides could negotiate next winter if nothing gets done in the next couple of days. Contract stuff aside, deGrom is a fantasy ace and is a must-start each and every time he toes the rubber. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:08:31 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615736&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615736 MLB risers JacobdeGromNYMSP1988-06-19594798 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom isn't optimistic that he'll strike a long-term contract extension with the team before his deadline of Opening Day on Thursday, March 28. The reigning National League Cy Young allowed no hits in three innings in his final spring tune-up against the Braves on Saturday. The 30-year-old is under team control through 2020, so the two sides could negotiate next winter if nothing gets done in the next couple of days. Contract stuff aside, deGrom is a fantasy ace and is a must-start each and every time he toes the rubber.]]>
Byron Buxton Expects To Be Fine: Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton expects to be fine after he was removed from the spring game on Friday after suffering a contusion to the right side of his face after colliding with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Buxton singled in his first at-bat of the game to raise his spring average to a team-leading .455 (15-for-33), and he was tied for the team lead with four home runs. The speedy outfielder has teased fantasy owners in the past, but inconsistency and injury have mostly made him a disappointment. There's still upside with his power/speed combination, making him a potential sleeper in 2019. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:34:05 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615722&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615722 MLB Injuriesrisers ByronBuxtonMINCF1993-12-18621439 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton expects to be fine after he was removed from the spring game on Friday after suffering a contusion to the right side of his face after colliding with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Buxton singled in his first at-bat of the game to raise his spring average to a team-leading .455 (15-for-33), and he was tied for the team lead with four home runs. The speedy outfielder has teased fantasy owners in the past, but inconsistency and injury have mostly made him a disappointment. There's still upside with his power/speed combination, making him a potential sleeper in 2019.]]>
Adam Eaton Healthy And Ready To Deliver: Jamal Collier writes that Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton "appears fully healthy, not hampered by the lingering effects of the torn ACL in his left knee from April 2017 or the ankle injury from the same day that required arthroscopic surgery last May." Eaton has hit a blistering .343/.489/.743 in 15 games this spring training. If he can stay healthy throughout the year, Eaton could be a top 40 outfielder (taking his health record into account, RotoBaller ranks him 47th among OF in mixed leagues). His value increases in OBP leagues. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:32:06 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615720&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615720 MLB top-headlines AdamEatonWSHCF1988-12-06594809 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Jamal Collier writes that Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton "appears fully healthy, not hampered by the lingering effects of the torn ACL in his left knee from April 2017 or the ankle injury from the same day that required arthroscopic surgery last May." Eaton has hit a blistering .343/.489/.743 in 15 games this spring training. If he can stay healthy throughout the year, Eaton could be a top 40 outfielder (taking his health record into account, RotoBaller ranks him 47th among OF in mixed leagues). His value increases in OBP leagues.]]>
Miguel Sano Begins Rehab Process: Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano (Achilles) started his rehab process on Saturday after he had the boot protecting the laceration on his right lower Achilles removed on Friday. However, the five sutures are still in place that were required to close the wound. The 25-year-old worked to continues his upper-body and cardio work while he was still in a boot. The Twins are being cautious with Sano to avoid the risk of a soft-tissue injury that could delay his return to the field. Marwin Gonzalez should serve as the primary third baseman in Sano's absence, which could last into May. Sano had a dismal season in 2018 and was sent to the minors, but his elite power is worth speculating on in deeper leagues. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:29:36 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615718&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615718 MLB fallersInjuries MiguelSanoMIN3B1993-05-11593934 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano (Achilles) started his rehab process on Saturday after he had the boot protecting the laceration on his right lower Achilles removed on Friday. However, the five sutures are still in place that were required to close the wound. The 25-year-old worked to continues his upper-body and cardio work while he was still in a boot. The Twins are being cautious with Sano to avoid the risk of a soft-tissue injury that could delay his return to the field. Marwin Gonzalez should serve as the primary third baseman in Sano's absence, which could last into May. Sano had a dismal season in 2018 and was sent to the minors, but his elite power is worth speculating on in deeper leagues.]]>
JaCoby Jones To Miss Opening Day: Detroit Tigers starting center fielder JaCoby Jones suffered a left shoulder sprain on Saturday while diving for a ball and will miss Opening Day. He's expected to open the year on the 10-day injured list. Mikie Mahtook and Niko Goodrum have both seen time in center this spring as potential backup options to Jones. Prospect Daz Cameron apparently won't be called up, however, despite the 22-year-old impressive the team in spring training. Jones led major league outfielders in 2018 with 21 defensive runs saved, but he wasn't much of a fantasy consideration for his bat. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:24:23 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615715&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615715 MLB fallersInjuries JaCobyJonesDETLF1992-05-10592444 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Detroit Tigers starting center fielder JaCoby Jones suffered a left shoulder sprain on Saturday while diving for a ball and will miss Opening Day. He's expected to open the year on the 10-day injured list. Mikie Mahtook and Niko Goodrum have both seen time in center this spring as potential backup options to Jones. Prospect Daz Cameron apparently won't be called up, however, despite the 22-year-old impressive the team in spring training. Jones led major league outfielders in 2018 with 21 defensive runs saved, but he wasn't much of a fantasy consideration for his bat.]]>
Rich Hill To Miss Two Weeks: Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill suffered a medial collateral ligament strain in his left knee in his spring start last Sunday and is expected to miss two weeks, according to manager Dave Roberts. The left-hander tried to throw a bullpen on Tuesday but experienced pain, and an MRI exam showed a Grade 1 strain. Hill compared the pain to a turned ankle. It's not exactly what you want to see from a starter entering his age-39 season, but at least there is no structural damage. When healthy, Hill can still be an effective fantasy starter for depth in mixed leagues, but injuries continue to be an issue with him. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:05:20 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615714&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615714 MLB fallersInjuries RichHillLADSP1980-03-11448179 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill suffered a medial collateral ligament strain in his left knee in his spring start last Sunday and is expected to miss two weeks, according to manager Dave Roberts. The left-hander tried to throw a bullpen on Tuesday but experienced pain, and an MRI exam showed a Grade 1 strain. Hill compared the pain to a turned ankle. It's not exactly what you want to see from a starter entering his age-39 season, but at least there is no structural damage. When healthy, Hill can still be an effective fantasy starter for depth in mixed leagues, but injuries continue to be an issue with him.]]>
Braves Pitchers Rehabbing Sunday: Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz (elbow) will throw live batting practice on Sunday, which will be the first time he's faced hitters since his elbow started bothering him after his Feb. 24 spring debut. Reliever A.J. Minter (shoulder) will throw an inning in a minor league game in his first outing since he faced only one batter in his March 1 spring debut. Starter Kevin Gausman (shoulder) will start Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays and is scheduled to throw roughly 75 pitches. He'll likely need to make one more start before possibly joining Atlanta's rotation in the first week of the regular season. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:56:27 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615712&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615712 MLB fallersInjuriesrisers This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz (elbow) will throw live batting practice on Sunday, which will be the first time he's faced hitters since his elbow started bothering him after his Feb. 24 spring debut. Reliever A.J. Minter (shoulder) will throw an inning in a minor league game in his first outing since he faced only one batter in his March 1 spring debut. Starter Kevin Gausman (shoulder) will start Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays and is scheduled to throw roughly 75 pitches. He'll likely need to make one more start before possibly joining Atlanta's rotation in the first week of the regular season.]]>
Mark Trumbo To Start On Injured List: Baltimore Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo will open the season on the injured list after working his way back all spring from right knee surgery, according to manager Brandon Hyde. Trumbo was just 2-for-12 (.167) with a walk in six spring games after he made his Grapefruit League debut on March 13. Doctors initially recommended a year of recovery after Trumbo went under the knife a little more than seven months ago. Hyde plans to "get creative with" the designated hitter spot, with Trey Mancini and Chris Davis the obvious candidates. Both Rio Ruiz and Renato Nunez could make the Opening Day roster now. Trumbo suffered from injuries last year and hit .261 with 17 home runs. He's only a stash in AL-only leagues to begin the season. - as of Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:48:51 -0400 RotoBaller Staff https://www.rotoballer.com?p=615710&post_type=newsdesk&preview_id=615710 MLB fallersInjuries MarkTrumboBALDH1986-01-16444432 This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo will open the season on the injured list after working his way back all spring from right knee surgery, according to manager Brandon Hyde. Trumbo was just 2-for-12 (.167) with a walk in six spring games after he made his Grapefruit League debut on March 13. Doctors initially recommended a year of recovery after Trumbo went under the knife a little more than seven months ago. Hyde plans to "get creative with" the designated hitter spot, with Trey Mancini and Chris Davis the obvious candidates. Both Rio Ruiz and Renato Nunez could make the Opening Day roster now. Trumbo suffered from injuries last year and hit .261 with 17 home runs. He's only a stash in AL-only leagues to begin the season.]]>