Fantasy Baseball News
Thu, Mar 23rd 7:38pm EDT
By Chris Schommer
Rhys Hoskins has been diagnosed with an ACL tear in his left knee according to Matt Gelb. (Source: Matt Gelb on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Absolutely devastating news for Hoskins and fantasy owners, with the 30-year-old’s injury likely sidelining him for the entire season. Fantasy owners should expect Darrick Hall, Alec Bohm, and Edmundo Sosa to split a majority of the time at first base once the season begins one week from today.
Sun, Mar 19th 1:40pm EDT
By Kelly Kirby
Houston GM Dana Brown announced that 2B Jose Altuve's broken thumb would require surgery, and there is no timetable for his return. (Source: Brian McTaggart on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The news on Altuve continues to get worse with each update. The lack of a timetable is particularly distressing for fantasy managers, but a talent like Altuve should be stashed in an IL spot until his return. Mauricio Dubon presumably takes over second-base duties but can be ignored in fantasy formats.
Thu, Mar 16th 1:42pm EDT
By Kelly Kirby
Mets RP Edwin Diaz is expected to miss the entire 2023 season after tearing his patellar tendon. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Diaz injured his knee in a celebration following Puerto Rico's win in the WBC. He is expected to undergo surgery Thursday afternoon. Diaz had been the consensus No. 1 closer in fantasy baseball, and there is no clear-cut second closer for the Mets. David Robertson, Adam Ottovino, and Drew Smith are next on the depth chart, but it is more likely to be a committee to start the season.
Mon, Mar 13th 7:04pm EDT
By Brenton Kemp
Free agent pitcher Trevor Bauer has signed a one-year deal with Japan's Yokohama DeNA BayStars after going unsigned by MLB teams. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Los Angeles Dodgers released Bauer following his serving of a domestic violence suspension and the remainder of the league's clubs decided not to ink the former Cy Young winner. Bauer last pitched in the 2021 season, posting a 2.59 ERA across 17 starts with Los Angeles after winning the 2020 NL Cy Young Award with the Reds. The 32-year-old will look to resurrect his pitching career and public image in a one-year stint overseas.