Houston Astros news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:54:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomez is off to a terrible start, but it is worth hanging on to him for a while longer to see if he can return to form. If another owner cuts him loose because of the injury, he is worth adding.
Sun, 01 May 2016 12:13:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez is hitting only .222 so far this season and probably can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Sun, 01 May 2016 12:12:47 -0700
Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (rib cage) is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill Sunday, May 1. OF Colby Rasmus will start in center field, while OF Preston Tucker will start in left field and is batting seventh in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Gomez will need to be placed on the 15-day disabled list. Tucker has gone 2-for-11 in his last seven days but is not a strong starting candidate in most leagues.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:32:15 -0700
Houston Astros RP Ken Giles will be moved out of the eighth inning after his 9.00 ERA in his first 11 appearances. "I met with Ken and told him I am easing the burden of the eighth inning off him," manager A.J. Hinch said. "I just gave him a heads up he may not get the eighth to give him a physical, mental break. It's not an announcement as much as if it comes to the eighth and don't see Giles out there, you'll know."
Fantasy Tip: Giles has been one of the biggest pitcher busts in fantasy thus far. However, his stuff is so good that you have to ride it out. Bench him if you can.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:37:44 -0700
Updating a previous report, Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez (rib cage) is expected to miss several games because of left rib cage soreness. He sustained the injury while diving during the ninth inning of the game Friday, April 29.
Fantasy Tip: The injury does not appear to be serious enough to warrant a trip to the disabled list for Gomez, who is batting just .213 with two RBI and 24 strikeouts in 80 at-bats this year. Colby Rasmus will see the bulk of the action in center field for as long as Gomez is sidelined, with Preston Tucker seeing more action in left field as a result.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:08:46 -0700
Houston Astros OF Carlos Gomez is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Hahn Saturday, April 30. OF Colby Rasmus will bat cleanup and play center field, while OF Preston Tucker will bat seventh and start in left field.
Fantasy Tip: It is uncertain if Gomez's absence from the lineup is related to the wrist injury he suffered after being hit by a pitch earlier this week. He is batting just .213 with two RBI in 80 at-bats this season.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:02:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Valbuena is batting .193 with four RBI through 66 at-bats, while Castro is hitting just .128 with two RBI in 47 at-bats. Neither player should be viewed as a viable fantasy option.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:41:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McCullers probably will need to make a few starts in the minor leagues before he is ready to return to the Astros. Owners should consider adding McCullers if he is available in their league because he posted solid numbers in 2015.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:12:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Fiers had his longest outing of the season Friday but has allowed seven home runs in his five starts this season. He is scheduled to face the Minnesota Twins in his next start but may not be the best pitcher for owners to use in their lineups.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:10:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gattis has been on a bit of a hot streak recently with seven hits and six RBI over the last four games. Gattis could be a solid option in daily fantasy leagues and some mixed leagues while he is producing at the plate.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:17:10 -0700
Houston Astros 3B Luis Valbuena and C Jason Castro are not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Sean Manaea Friday, April 29. SS Marwin Gonzalez will start at third base and is batting eighth, while C Erik Kratz will start at catcher and is batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez has gone 4-for-15 with one home run and one RBI over the last seven days and is not a strong option in most leagues. Kratz is hitting only .069 this season and should be avoided in all leagues.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:16:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It is not known if the injury will affect Gomez's performance at the plate, but he has recorded only three hits in his last 19 at-bats. Owners in daily fantasy leagues may want to look for other options since his wrist makes Gomez a risky option.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:10:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomez has been borderline useless this month with a .197-0-2 line with two steals. He can be sat out until he hits his stride.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:47:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McCullers would need a few rehab starts before he's ready. A good projection is two or three weeks. If he's floating on waivers for some reason, stash him.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:20:53 -0700
Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker and 1B Tyler White are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. OF Evan Gattis is serving as the designated hitter and is batting fifth, while INF Marwin Gonzalez is starting at first base and batting seventh against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma.
Fantasy Tip: Gattis is off to a slow start (.222, 8-for-36, no homers) after hernia surgery in the spring, and he's a boom-or-bust candidate for daily lineups. Gonzalez has moderate power, but his fantasy upside is limited Wednesday hitting down in the order in a pitcher's park.
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