Afternoon Roundup (Zambrano, September call-ups & more)

Plenty of news on September call-ups, as well as a few other notes:

  • According to Dave Van Dyck of The Chicago Tribune (click here for the post) is reporting that Sean Marshall started in place of Carlos Zambrano today.  Zambrano has apparently been suffering from a “tired arm” and will instead go Tuesday or Wednesday, with Jason Marquis remaining scheduled to start tomorrow.  It’s certainly not good news, but hopefully he’ll be able to return early this week without a problem.
  • In addition, Van Dyck is reporting that “Rich Harden’s next scheduled start has been pushed back, perhaps until next weekend”.  We’ll have to wait and see when he officially will go.
  • Bart Hubbach of The New York Post (click here for the post) is reporting that the Mets will recall the following players tomorrow when the rosters expand:
    • Marlon Anderson (Util)
    • Argenis Reyes (2B)
    • Ramon Martinez (INF)
    • Gustavo Molina (C)
    • Carlos Muniz (P)
    • Jon Niese (P) – who was officially named the starter for Tuesday, which you can see here.  The start comes against the Brewers and is his major league debut, so I definitely wouldn’t use him but he’s worth watching. 
    • Robert Parnell (P)
    • Al Reyes (P)
    • Ricardo Rincon (
  • In a separate post (click here) notes that Fernando Martinez will not be among the players recalled.  He’s considered the team’s top prospect, but there is little chance he’d get to play with the number of OF’ers the team is already shuffling around.  He’s worth owning in long-term keeper leagues, but that’s about it.
  • Larry LaRue of The News Tribune (click here for the post) is reporting that only two players will join the Mariners tomorrow, Justin Thomas (P) and Luis Valbuena (P).  Others that should join the team in time are Rob Johnson (C), Brandon Morrow (P), Mark Lowe (P) and Jarred Wells (P).  Morrow is going to be in the rotation and is the only one with fantasy value.
  • According to The Boston Herald (click here for the post), Michael Bowden, who made his major league debut yesterday, was sent back to Triple A though he “will either pitch out of the bullpen there or stay on schedule for a start Friday but the club clearly is keeping the door open for him to be on the team later this month or in October”.  Jonathan Van Every was brought up to take his place, as Coco Crisp is suffering from the flu.
  • Similarly, according to Shannon Russell of The Cincinnati Enquirer (click here for the post), the Reds have sent Ramon Ramirez back to the minors, recalling Wilkin Castillo.  No really fantasy news there.


  1. brett says:

    why do u think the reason is that the mets did not call up mike carp?

  2. admin says:

    The only think I can think of is that Carp is not currently on the 40-man roster and they didn’t want to add him. I agree, though, it would make sense to have him as a bat off the bench

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