Let’s take a look at this morning’s injury news and notes:
Hanley Ramirez – Florida Marlins – Yesterday was not a good day for Ramirez owners. According to Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post (click here for the post), “Hanley Ramirez was examined by doctors in Miami today and had an MRI on his left shoulder. The Marlins said they won’t get the results until tomorrow. But indications are Ramirez won’t be back this year.” To make matters worse, Capozzi notes that the belief is Ramirez will require surgery to fix whatever is wrong with his shoulder. Depending on the problem, you have to wonder if it will have an impact come April 2012. Don’t cut bait in yearly formats yet, but depending on the news later today that could become a very real scenario.
Adrian Beltre – Texas Rangers – According to Jeff Wilson (via Twitter), “Adrian Beltre to be activated Thursday.” Beltre has been out of action since July 22 with a hamstring injury. Obviously, at a weak position, he needs to be activated immediately in all formats. He returns to a line of .276 with 20 HR and 76 RBI in 388 AB.
Matt Wieters – Baltimore Orioles – Roch Kubatko (via Twitter) is reporting that, “Matt Wieters had some cramping in quad last night. Available tonight but being saved for tomorrow day game”. Consider him day-to-day, but this appears to be a non-issue at this point. He’s hitting .265 with 15 HR and 52 RBI and is a viable option in all formats.
Victor Martinez – Detroit Tigers – Tom Gage of The Detroit News (click here for the post) is reporting that, “When asked on Tuesday if Martinez was getting to the point of being able to catch, manager Jim Leyland said ‘if I had to, I probably could, but I prefer not.’” It’s fairly irrelevant for his fantasy value, as he will continue to spend his time as the designated hitter. With rosters expanding today, the only thing that will happen is that Alex Avila will now be able to get a day off now and then.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka – Minnesota Twins – According to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (click here for the post), “Tsuyoshi Nishioka has general soreness, Gardenhire said, after sitting out a while and then playing back-to-back games. Nishioka is available off the bench.” He has struggled in his first season in the Majors, hitting .221 with 0 HR, 19 RBI, 12 R and 2 SB in 208 AB. He has little to no value at this point.