Baltimore Orioles news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 31 May 2016 21:15:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: As previously mentioned, Gallardo will throw 40-60 pitches in the outing, and he is expected to need at least two rehab starts. Fantasy owners need to avoid him until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game or two without any setbacks.
Tue, 31 May 2016 13:25:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wieters' fantasy value won't be impacted at all with the injury to Joseph. Wieters has been splitting his time between catcher and DH and is slashing .289/.328/.446 with four home runs and 17 RBI. As long as he stays healthy he should reward fantasy owners as a midrange starter in all leagues.
Tue, 31 May 2016 11:43:18 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Caleb Joseph (testicle) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a testicular injury suffered in the team's game Monday, May 30. C Francisco Pena was recalled from Class AAA Norfolk on Tuesday, May 31, in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Joseph's injury will create a small hole in the Oriole catching corps for the foreseeable future. Look for Matt Wieters to move from a DH role to one where he serves more as a catcher. Pena does not have a ton of fantasy value, except maybe in DFS leagues if he starts and hits. Otherwise, leave him alone.
Tue, 31 May 2016 11:42:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reimold has lost playing time recently to the surging Hyun-soo Kim, but he draws a favorable lineup spot against a young pitcher returning from the DL Tuesday. The right-handed hitter is batting .290 (9-for-31) against lefties this year, too, which could make him attractive as a sleeper selection in DFS.
Mon, 30 May 2016 21:11:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hardy is making his way back from a broken foot. He has a long way to go before he re-gains fantasy usefulness, but he is making progress.
Mon, 30 May 2016 21:10:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain where he will pitch, but he is expected to make at least two rehab starts before returning. Fantasy owners need to be patient and see him officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks before trusting him again.
Mon, 30 May 2016 21:07:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Joseph is still hitting just .182 on the season and can only be trusted as a No. 2 receiver in the deepest of AL-only fantasy formats.
Mon, 30 May 2016 15:32:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Considering he didn't have to depart during the ballgame and was able to wait until afterwards to get to the hospital, this doesn't seem like something that will sideline him. He's not worth owning in any format anyway with his depressing .182/.239/.212 line. However, if he does have to miss any games, Matt Wieters would get a boost.
Mon, 30 May 2016 09:54:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It appears that Gallardo is still a few weeks from returning to the Orioles starting rotation. He currently has a 7.00 ERA and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues until he is able to put a few good starts together.
Mon, 30 May 2016 08:48:49 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters, 3B Pedro Alvarez and OF Joey Rickard are not in the starting lineup against Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright Monday, May 30. OF Nolan Reimold will start in right field and is batting seventh in the lineup. 2B Ryan Flaherty will start at third base and is batting eighth, while C Caleb Joseph will start at catcher and is batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Reimold is hitting only .167 over the last seven days but does have a .297 batting average this season. He should still have some fantasy value and can be an option for desperate owners in daily fantasy leagues. Flaherty and Joseph should be avoided in all fantasy leagues because they have struggled at the plate.
Sun, 29 May 2016 14:04:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Given the recent struggles of early-season surprise Joey Rickard and Kim's continued excellence in spot duty prior to this week, it seemed only a matter of time before Kim saw increased playing time. The 28-year-old Korean is batting .383 and, at least at the moment, appears to be manager Buck Showalter's top choice to hit in between Adam Jones and Manny Machado. That's prime real estate for any hitter and a spot that should lead to many run-scoring opportunities, meaning owners probably need to pick him up off the wire immediately.
Sun, 29 May 2016 13:50:04 -0700
Baltimore Orioles DH Mark Trumbo wrapped up a stellar series against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, May 29, going 1-for-4 with a base-clearing three-run double. The 30-year-old slugger finished the three-game road set 6-for-12 with three doubles, a homer and five RBI.
Fantasy Tip: On an offense stocked with quality bats, Trumbo has been arguably the best of the bunch so far in 2016. He is tied for the major-league lead with 15 home runs and tied for fourth in the American League with 37 RBI. Keep him active in all leagues as the Orioles begin a four-game home set with the Boston Red Sox on Monday in what should be a series filled with offensive fireworks.
Sun, 29 May 2016 07:44:31 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Pedro Alvarez and OF Joey Rickard are not in the starting lineup against Cleveland Indians SP Michael Clevinger Sunday, May 29. OF Nolan Reimold will bat eighth and play right field, with INF Ryan Flaherty batting ninth and playing the hot corner.
Fantasy Tip: Flaherty and Reimold have combined to go 2-for-22 (.091) over the past week. Neither player is a recommended fantasy option this afternoon.
Sat, 28 May 2016 10:57:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wieters is batting .389 (7-for-18) with two doubles, a home run and three RBI over the past week and makes a solid catching option in all fantasy formats. Alvarez and Rickard have combined to go 4-for-32 at the plate over the same time period, so they should be avoided for now.
Fri, 27 May 2016 19:59:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: A permanent move to the top of the lineup would hurt Jones' RBI potential, but if it can help boost his slumping bat, it would be worth it. Don't cut him loose just yet, but don't hesitate to bench him for a better option either.
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