Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:53:12 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon will close out games in the ninth inning, according to manager Brad Ausmus. "The way Rondon has been pitching, I may end up giving him some more opportunities," Ausmus said. "It doesn't mean he will get all of them. He needs days off too." Rondon will primarily replace RP Alex Wilson (shoulder) in the closer's role after Wilson suffered from shoulder fatigue. Wilson could move into the eighth-inning setup role, but he could also see a save chance occasionally, according to Ausmus. Rondon picked up his second save in two chances Wednesday, Aug. 12, and he has a 5.60 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings in 2015.
Fantasy Tip: Rondon is definitely the reliever to own in the Detroit bullpen now if you're still looking for saves. Pick him up immediately if he's still out there in your league. Rondon finally appears to be healthy and has the stuff suited to be successful in the ninth. Wilson could still vulture a save here or there if Rondon needs a break, so you may want to hang onto him in deeper setups.
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:29:40 -0700
Detroit Tigers RPs Bruce Rondon and Alex Wilson (shoulder) will both receive closing opportunities, according to manager Brad Ausmus. "Well the way Rondon has been pitching, I may end up giving him some more opportunities," Ausmus said. "Doesn't mean all of them. Rondon is obviously going to need days (off) as well, and Wilson would get opportunities then."
Fantasy Tip: Wilson has been the better arm all season, but Rondon has the pedigree. Regardless, for the time being, they both are worth owning in the majority of leagues as low-end sources of saves for those chasing the category. Rondon appears to have the lead currently, though.
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:12:20 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Alex Wilson (shoulder) is back in the bullpen for the game Tuesday, Aug. 11, but manager Brad Ausmus left it open as to whether Wilson would be in line to close tonight.
Fantasy Tip: Blaine Hardy or Bruce Rondon could be in line for a save opportunity if Wilson is unavailable again tonight. However, Wilson is the reliever to own in this bullpen without Joakim Soria.
Wed, 27 May 2015 17:43:26 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Alex Wilson pitched three hitless innings with one strikeout and one walk in his first career start Wednesday, May 27, against the Oakland Athletics.
Fantasy Tip: Wilson is unlikely to make any further starts and he'll possess almost no fantasy value even if he does, if he's going to be limited to three innings at a time.
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:26:18 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Alex Wilson will make the spot start against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, May 27, in place of SP Alfredo Simon.
Fantasy Tip: Simon was placed on the bereavement list Wednesday. Simon is a relief pitcher, so he won't be available at FantasyScore. You wouldn't want to start him in your lineups anyway. With Detroit playing a bullpen game today, you may want to consider stacking Oakland hitters in your daily lineups.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:27:08 -0800
Detroit Tigers RP Alex Wilson will compete for a spot in the bullpen once spring training opens, according to team sources.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:19:15 -0800
The Detroit Tigers acquired RP Alex Wilson and P Gabe Speier from the Boston Red Sox as part of the deal that sent OF Yoenis Cespedes to the Tigers and SP Rick Porcello to the Red Sox.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:42:20 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Alex Wilson was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday, Aug. 14. The transaction corresponds with SP Anthony Ranaudo's demotion to Pawtucket.
Fantasy Tip: We haven't seen the last of Ranaudo in 2014. However, he is only worth a roster spot in deep AL-only leagues and keeper/dynasty formats.
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 14:20:53 -0700
The Boston Red Sox optioned RP Alex Wilson to Triple-A Pawtucket Sunday, Aug. 3.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:02:16 -0700
Boston Red Sox RPs Alex Wilson and Tom Layne were recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket Friday, Aug. 1.