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Outfielder Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers hit the disabled list and will be out of action for four week with a strained hamstring. The team called up Alex Castellanos from Triple-A to take Kempâ€™s place on the roster. Castellanos, acquired in a trade last July from the St. Louis Cardinals for Rafael Furcal, was hitting .379 in 87 at bats with five home runs, 14 RBI and nine stolen bases. In tonightâ€™s game, the Dodgers started Elian Herrera in center field and had him hitting first in the order. Castellanos has some value in NL-only formats but doesnâ€™t figure to see consistent enough at bats for now to matter in mixed leagues. Also keep in mind that Juan Rivera is expected to come off of the disabled list tomorrow as well which puts another player into the outfield mix.
The Colorado Rockies placed shortstop Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list with a strained groin though he is expected to only miss the minimum amount of time which is two weeks. Marco Scutaro is starting at shortstop for the Rockies with DJ LeMahieu getting the start at second base. I really donâ€™t see anyÂ significantÂ fantasy upside to any of the players that will be filling in at middle infield while Tulowitzki is out of action.
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis suffered a broken hamate in his hand and will miss around a month of action. The team has several uninspiring candidates to throw out in right field, but none that are going to be able to help a fantasy team out.
The Seattle Mariners are looking atÂ promotingÂ relief pitcher Stephen Pryor before Fridayâ€™s game. I wrote about Pryor earlier in one of the minor league report columns. With Brandon League out of the closer role and the Mariners bullpen in flux, Pryor could eventually see some save opportunities down the road.
The Atlanta Braves will call up shortstop Andrelton Simmons from Double-A tomorrow to replace Tyler Pastornicky who was sent down to the minor leagues. Simmons was batting .292 in 171 at bats with three home runs, 21 RBI and 10 stolen bases. Given the development he still needs at the plate, he really only brings to the table some stolen bases for fantasy purposes.
If you are still holding onto any of the following players, you can go ahead and cut them from your fantasy team and try to find some0ne with more value or a minor league with some possible upside for later in the season.
Tyson Ross (OAK) â€“ sent down to Triple-A due to a lack of control and Brandon McCarthy coming back from the disabled list.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Matt Kemp on the 15 day Disabled List a couple of weeks ago when he suffered a hamstring injury. Kemp said he never felt that bad, and would definitely be back as soon as he was eligible to return to the lineup.
Well, he was right. He returned the first day possible. He then went on to injure himself during that same game, and now he is...
The Dodgers amazingly performed well without Matt Kemp, going 9-5 while the superstar center fielder was on the disabled list due to a left hamstring strain.
They might have to attempt to duplicate the feat, as Kemp is hurt again.
In just his second game back from the disabled list, Kemp aggravated his left hamstring injury while scoring from first base on a first-inning double...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list for the second time this month because of a left hamstring strain.
The move came Thursday after Kemp went 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored in two games since being reinstated from the disabled list two days earlier.
Kemp left Wednesday night's game against Milwaukee after scoring...
After being re-aggravating his hamstring in the first inning of todayâ€™s game, Matt Kemp went into a bit of a rage about it, jumping and breaking a bat over his knee before throwing pieces of it all over the dugout
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Matt Kemp back on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday after he aggravated his hamstring injury, but Kemp said he expects to be sidelined for a month. Kemp is out of action again just two days after being activated from the disabled list. Kemp reinjured his left hamstring while running the bases in Wednesday's game. To replace Kemp...
LOS ANGELES -- It was quite the first inning Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Dodger centerfielder Matt Kemp -- last season's N.L. MVP runner-up -- took the field for the first time in two weeks after recovering from a hamstring injury. He then witnessed a cascade of boos when his friend, Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, stepped up to the plate. Braun, who had a 50-game suspension...
The Los Angeles Dodgers amazingly performed well without Matt Kemp, going 9-5 while the superstar center fielder was on the disabled list due to a left hamstring strain. They might have to attempt to duplicate the feat, as Kemp is hurt again. In just his second game back from the disabled list, Kemp aggravated his left hamstring injury while scoring from first base on a first...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have all but ruled out injured slugger Matt Kemp for next month's All-Star game in Kansas City.
''It's a long shot at this point because he's not healthy,'' general manager Ned Colletti said Monday before the opener of a three-game series at San Francisco.
The slugging center fielder is still recovering from a strained left hamstring...
Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp has left Wednesday
night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers after apparently
re-injuring the left hamstring that kept him out of the lineup for
If you were building a fantasy baseball roster from scratch, the following players would force your buddy to pose the question: "How'd you manage to draft all of them?"
Catcher - Jonathan Lucroy
1B/DH - Travis Hafner
Shortstop - Troy Tulowitzki
Outfielder - Matt Kemp
Outfielder - Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher - Roy Halladay
Starting Pitcher - Jared Weaver
Matt Kempâ€˜s MRI showed that he has suffered another strain in addition to the original one. The results of the MRI on Matt Kempâ€™s hamstring showed he not only re-injured the original strain Wednesday but suffered a second one. Dodgers trainer Sue Falsone said heâ€™s expected to be out a minimum of four weeks. Thatâ€™s
LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers entered their Thursday night affair with the Brewers after already having lost the series, dropping their third game in a row Wednesday night becoming the last team in the league to do so.
Before the game started Thursday, they suffered another loss, learning Matt Kemp would return to the 15-day disabled list after suffering another strain to the left...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Carlos Gomez tied a career high with four hits, including a a go-ahead two-run single against Clayton Kershaw, and the Milwaukee Brewers handed the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner his third loss in five starts with a 6-3 victory on Wednesday night.
Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, playing his second game since coming off the disabled list, re-injured his left...
And the baseball drama continues, as no division is safe in the 2012 season.
Competition is ridiculously fierce, but the injuries are getting out-of-hand.
Teams have to continue on without their stars, like the Phillies sans ace Roy Halladay; the dominating Dodgers without their dominator Matt Kemp; and the Cardinals add Lance Berkman to the list of reigning Champs on the DL.