It certainly has been a slow day, but here is some news from around the league:
- Paul Konerko “isn’t expected to play this weekend, manager White Sox Ozzie Guillen said”, according to Mark Gonzales of The Chicago Tribune (click here for the post). It figures, since he was finally starting to produce for owners. All you can do is slide him to your bench and hope for the best at this point.
- Ian Kinsler “should be able to resume full-scale workouts in eight weeks’ after undergoing surgery for his sports hernia today, according to Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News (click here for the post). Kinsler has really emerged as one of the best 2B in the league and the injury should not affect his status on draft day 2009.
- According to Tony Jackson of The Los Angeles Daily News (click here for the post), Derek Lowe should be making his next start, as he was simply “lifted as a precaution after he was hit on the back of the right leg by that line drive”. So, nothing for owners to worry about.
- Marc Lancaster of The Tampa Tribune is reporting that Troy Percival said “that his back locked up on him as he warmed up for the third or fourth time in tonight’s marathon”. Who knows at this point with Percival, but it seems that Dan Wheeler is a possibility to pick up a few saves again, despite Percival saying that it is not going to be a problem. If you are desperate for saves over the last 2 weeks, I’d take a flier on him.
- Tom Haudricourt of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (click here for the post) is reporting that Gabe Kapler “suffered a torn muscle behind his throwing shoulder”. He is a reserve anyways and really wasn’t a viable fantasy option to begin with.
- Livan Hernandez is out of the rotation being replaced by Greg Reynolds, according to Troy E. Renck of The Denver Post (click here for the article). Hernandez has been terrible this season so it really is no loss for owners. I also wouldn’t take the gamble on Reynolds, though he has potential to at least be intriguing.