Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:35:15 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Wandy Rodriguez has impressed so far in his spring workouts, and he is a leading candidate for the No. 5 starting rotation spot. Rodriguez is competing with SPs Eric Stults, Mike Foltynewicz and Manny Banuelos for the spot. The Braves could consider putting Foltynewicz or Banuelos in the bullpen if they don't win the job. Rodriguez has made only 18 starts the last two years due to injuries, and he was 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in six starts with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2014. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Rodriguez is healthy and throwing the ball with little effort.
Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez would only be an option as a late-round pick in deep mixed leagues if he wins that final rotation spot. There's a lot of spring competition left, so we likely won't know for a while. Stay tuned.
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:58:54 -0800
Atlanta Braves SPs Wandy Rodriguez, Eric Stults, Mike Foltynewicz and Manny Banuelos will likely be the candidates for the fifth starting position, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. RP James Russell will move back to the bullpen.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:20:22 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Eric Stults will compete for the team's No. 5 starting rotation spot, and he could be battling SPs Mike Foltynewicz, Wandy Rodriguez and Chien-Ming Wang in spring training.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:47:45 -0800
Free-agent SP Eric Stults (Padres) signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the Atlanta Braves Thursday, Jan. 29.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:23:31 -0800
San Diego Padres RP Eric Stults has elected to become a free agent after he was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso.
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:59:24 -0800
The San Diego Padres designated RP Eric Stults and RP Donn Roach for assignment Monday, Nov. 3. In addition, the club outrighted C Adam Moore off the 40-man roster.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:09:39 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Eric Stults is tied for the most losses in the majors (11) with Minnesota Twins SP Kevin Correia. Stults has managed just three victories with an awful 4.98 ERA and 1.44 WHIP after 19 starts, and the opponent is hitting .298 against him over 99 1/3 innings.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:51:33 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Eric Stults has sped up his delivery, which has increased his fastball velocity. He's also spending less time in between pitches in order to keep hitters off balance.
Fantasy Tip: Stults has allowed only four earned runs in his last three outings while striking out 13 in 19 1/3 innings. The increased velocity could increase his strikeout totals a bit, but he's still mainly a matchup play in the deepest of mixed leagues.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:40:12 -0700
The San Diego Padres placed 2B Jedd Gyorko (foot) on the 15-day disabled list with left foot plantar fasciitis Friday, June 6, and removed SP Eric Stults from the bereavement list in a corresponding move. Gyorko's DL stint is retroactive to June 4.
Fantasy Tip: Well then. This isn't an unsurprising move, but the fact that Gyorko has been this dreadful this year has. Plantar fasciitis is a very tricky injury, and one that can disable a player for much of the year. See Albert Pujols in 2013. Jace Peterson now has an open window to seize valuable everyday playing time at second base. He can help tremendously with his speed and on-base abilities in NL-only and deep mixed universes.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:35:11 -0700
The San Diego Padres recalled SP Jesse Hahn and P Jason Lane from the minors Tuesday, June 3, and placed SP Eric Stults on the bereavement list and optioned RP Donn roach to Triple-A El Paso in corresponding moves.
Fantasy Tip: Hahn is making his major league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night, but it could end up just being a spot start with Andrew Cashner (elbow) on the verge of returning from a DL stint.