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Orioles | J.J. Hardy out 6-8 weeks

Mon, 02 May 2016 11:28:42 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (foot) was diagnosed with a hairline fracture on his left foot, and he's expected to miss six to eight weeks. Hardy will land on the disabled list. He was hitting .244/.291/.410 with seven doubles, two home runs and eight RBI in 22 games. 2B Ryan Flaherty is expected to be called up from Class AAA Norfolk to replace Hardy on roster. 3B Manny Machado can slide over to shortstop, with Flaherty seeing the bulk of starts at third base.

Fantasy Tip: You can find healthy and possibly more productive shortstop options to replace Hardy in most mixed leagues. Chris Davis and Pedro Alvarez could also slide to third base, but moving Machado over likely makes the most sense. That'll likely give Machado shortstop eligibility this year and next, which could vault him to a top-three pick in 2017 drafts. Flaherty could be useful for depth in AL-only leagues if he sees enough playing time.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Roch Kubatko

Orioles | Zach Britton could pitch this week

Mon, 02 May 2016 10:38:29 -0700

The MRI results are unknown for Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle), but he is feeling much better and could pitch in the series against the New York Yankees this week.

Fantasy Tip: Britton is day-to-day right now and looks like he'll avoid the DL. If he misses any save opportunities this week, Darren O'Day is likely to see chances in the ninth inning. Scoop him up immediately if he's available in your league and you're seeking saves, but keep in mind it could be short-lived.

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Orioles | Zach Britton hopes to avoid DL

Mon, 02 May 2016 09:31:56 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle) is hoping to avoid the disabled list. However, he was using crutches when he spoke to reporters Sunday, May 1, and was in a walking boot. "It feels pretty good compared to yesterday, how it feels this morning, but it's still some tenderness in there and obviously I'm not walking great. I think you've got to walk fine before I can even start pitching again. Hopefully, it's just a few days and I can maybe throw a bullpen or something, or at least run on it and see how it feels," Britton said. Manager Buck Showalter said Britton remains day-to-day, and Showalter would not name a closer with Britton out.

Fantasy Tip: It's really up in the air what Showalter may do in the ninth if Britton is unavailable. The O's could elect to keep Darren O'Day in an eighth-inning setup role, which would set up Brad Brach or Mychal Givens for save chances. O'Day and Brach should be your first targets if you're looking for saves, but keep in mind this could be a fluid situation. And Britton may not miss much time when it's all said and done.

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Orioles | MRI slated for Zach Britton on Monday

Sun, 01 May 2016 14:56:16 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, May 2, after injuring his left ankle in a loss to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: X-rays came back negative on Sunday, but the Orioles want to do their due diligence to make sure there is nothing wrong structurally. Darren O'Day is the most likely reliever to take over as the closer should Britton miss time, so he is probably worth a speculative add for any owner desperate for saves.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Brittany Ghiroli

Orioles | J.J. Hardy to undergo CT scan Monday

Sun, 01 May 2016 14:39:48 -0700

Updating a previous story, Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (foot) is scheduled to undergo a CT scan on Monday, May 2, after fouling a ball off of his left foot. According to a source, X-rays on the foot revealed something the team wants to check further, although manager Buck Showalter did not divulge any further details.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should be prepared for a stint on the disabled list at this point, which would likely mean Manny Machado logging a number of starts at shortstop while Pedro Alvarez mans the hot corner. Machado is an obvious must-start, while Alvarez should be picked up in whatever leagues in which he is available; despite batting only .216 after today's action, he has picked it up a bit after a slow start with three multi-hit games over his last five.

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Orioles | J.J. Hardy departs with foot injury

Sun, 01 May 2016 13:01:32 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (foot) left the game on Sunday, May 1, against the Chicago White Sox after fouling a ball off his left foot. 3B Pedro Alvarez replaced him in the batting order, while 3B/SS Manny Machado slid over from third to play shortstop.

Fantasy Tip: The Orioles figure to make some kind of announcement about the seriousness of this injury in the next few hours. Baltimore doesn't lose much offensively as a result of the injury, although its defense takes a big hit. Hardy is a fringe fantasy option and shouldn't be out too long, however, so continue to use him as you normally would.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Rich Dubroff

Orioles | Matt Wieters, Pedro Alvarez out

Sun, 01 May 2016 09:11:37 -0700

Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters and 1B Pedro Alvarez are not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale Sunday, May 1. C Caleb Joseph will start at catcher and is batting ninth. OF Mark Trumbo will serve as the designated hitter, while OF Nolan Reimold will start in left field and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Joseph is hitting .226 with zero RBI this season and probably can be avoided by most owners. Reimold is 4-for-9 with one home run and three RBI over the last seven days and could be a sleeper option for owners in daily fantasy leagues.

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Orioles | Brad Brach, Mychal Givens could close

Sun, 01 May 2016 08:36:03 -0700

Updating a previous report, if Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle) misses an extended amount of time due to a sprained left ankle, RPs Brad Brach and Mychal Givens appear to be the most likely candidates to receive save opportunities. P Dylan Bundy is considered a long-shot to be used in a ninth-inning role because of his low strikeout totals, as well as the fact that the team may decide to stretch him out so that he can be used as a starter later this year.

Fantasy Tip: At this point, Britton is considered day-to-day and he is looking to avoid his first stint on the disabled list since 2012. He is one of the top closers in the game and should remain stashed in all fantasy formats. Brach appears to have an edge over Givens because of his extensive closing experience as a minor leaguer in the San Diego Padres' organization, while Givens has struggled mightily versus left-handed batters this year. Lefties are hitting .533 against Givens in 2016, while righties are batting just .182. Brach and Givens are worth adding in AL-only fantasy leagues, as well as in any other format if you're desperate for saves.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Jon Meoli

Orioles | Pedro Alvarez dials long distance

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:19:52 -0700

Baltimore Orioles DH Pedro Alvarez posted three hits in five at-bats, including a double and his first home run of the season, Saturday, April 30, against the Chicago White Sox. He finished with two RBIs.

Fantasy Tip: After a terrible start, Alvarez finished the month strong with seven hits over his past 12 at-bats with three doubles, a homer and two RBIs to raise his average from .108 to .224 just since April 24.

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Orioles | Kevin Gausman pitches well

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:19:15 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman allowed three runs - two earned - over six innings Saturday, April 30, against the Chicago White Sox. He was denied the win due to a rare misstep by the bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Gausman has allowed three earned runs and seven hits with three walks and 10 strikeouts over 11 innings in two outings since making his season debut April 25. He has re-emerged as a must-start in most fantasy formats and in DFS play.

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Orioles | Matt Wieters feeling good

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:18:32 -0700

Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters played in the second game in a back-to-back situation for the first time this season Saturday, April 30, against the Chicago White Sox. Manager Buck Showalter reported that Wieters felt good.

Fantasy Tip: Wieters might have felt good physically after the test, but he was hitless in four at-bats to drop his season average to .214. He remains nothing more than a No. 2 catcher option in AL-only fantasy play.

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Orioles | Hyun-soo Kim winning over fans

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:17:53 -0700

Baltimore Orioles OF Hyun-soo Kim, booed by fans earlier in the season, is winning over fans with nine hits over his past 15 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: Kim has been a solid play in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues, but his erratic playing time still makes him a bit of a risky play in most other formats.

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Orioles | Zach Britton nursing ankle sprain

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:17:12 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle) suffered a sprained left ankle in the ninth inning of the game Saturday, April 30, against the Chicago White Sox. He is considered day to day. Britton hasn't been on the 15-day disabled list since 2012.

Fantasy Tip: If Britton is forced to miss time Brad Brach or Dylan Bundy might be used for ninth-inning duties. Fantasy owners should reserve Britton until he can officially return and prove his health in a full appearance without any setbacks.

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Orioles | Pedro Alvarez draws a start

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:09:24 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 1B Pedro Alvarez is hitting sixth Saturday, April 30, with OF Nolan Reimold out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Playing time has been sparse for Alvarez after the team faced three straight lefties. Alvarez is 4-for-10 (.400) the last seven days and has an OK .276-2-6 line in 29 at-bats against Mat Latos. He's worth the low-end flyer.

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Orioles | Manny Machado leading off

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:08:52 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado is leading off Saturday, April 30, with OF Joey Rickard out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Machado is a daily consideration as he's a top-10 player in fantasy baseball. Mat Latos has been good, but that shouldn't deter you from using him.

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Abreu Miguel OF
Abreu Winston RP
Adair Travis SS
Adcock Nathan RP
Aguilar Andres OF
Aldridge Cory OF
Almanzar Michael 3B
Alvarez Dariel OF
Alvarez Pedro 1B
Amador Chris OF
Anderson Austin 3B
Anderson Craig SP
Anderson Dixon P
Andrews Robert OF
Andujar Ricardo 3B
Aquino Jayson P
Avery Xavier OF
Baker Aaron 1B
Banks Josh P
Barfield Josh 2B
Bascom Timothy P
Bass Bryan INF
Beal Jesse P
Beato Pedro RP
Beaulac Eric P
Beerer Scott OF
Belfiore Mike RP
Beliveau Jeff RP
Beltran Francis RP
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Bernardo Luis C
Berry Ryan P
Bierbrodt Nick SP
Black Dustin C
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Bock Brian C
Bond Brock 2B
Borbon Julio OF
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Boucher Sebastian OF
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Bowers Jason INF
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Britton Phillip C
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Brocato Russell P
Brown Travis SS
Bukvich Ryan RP
Bumbry Steve OF
Bundy Bobby SP
Bundy Dylan SP
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Buschmann Matt P
Bywater Matthew P
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Dahlberg Kyle C
Daigle Leo 1B
Davis Chris 1B
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Schoop Jonathan 2B
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Sedlacek Shawn P
Sing Brandon 1B
Sisco Chance C
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