Those participating in the Official Mini Fantasy Game of MLB.com from DraftKings have to optimize a semi-uncommon lineup in the world of daily fantasy baseball: one that requires two starting pitchers. As 20 percent of your lineup is pitching, picking good arms is absolutely vital in the Official Mini Fantasy Game of MLB.com. To do so, here are several general approaches you can use, along with when they're most appropriate.
Erasmo Ramirez is set to be recalled to make Tuesday's start against the Mets at Safeco Field, in effect taking the rotation spot of Taijaun Walker, who is now back in the Minors.
Both players were driven from games after being hit by pitches during the weekend series in St. Louis. Initial X-rays revealed no fractures, but the club scheduled follow-up exams for Monday.
The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has placed infielder Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 14). In addition, the club has selected the contract of infielder Ben Paulsen from Triple-A.
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will be out of the lineup Monday -- and likely a few more days this week -- because of a mild lat strain.
Rays reliever Joel Peralta believes he's headed to the disabled list for the first time in his career due to symptoms that resemble those of the Chikungunya virus.
A big series against division rival Tigers helped highlight a week in which Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was named the American League Player of the Week.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo came out of the All-Star Break on a tear, and he has been named the National League Player of the Week for his efforts in the first series of the second half.
The Cardinals reportedly received good news about young right-hander Michael Wacha on Monday, with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporting that an MRI and CT scan on his right shoulder showed encouraging results.
The Rangers have activated first baseman/outfielder Jim Adduci from the 15-day disabled list in time for Monday's game against the Yankees. The Rangers hope Adduci can help at first base, in the outfield and in the heart of the order.
The Blue Jays designated right-hander Sergio Santos for assignment on Monday and recalled lefty Rob Rasmussen from Triple-A Buffalo for his third Major League stint of the year.
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
When the Cardinals' Peter Bourjos launched his game-tying two-run homer Sunday night in St. Louis in front of a national television audience, it came against a pitcher who is not just great for his time, but for all time: Mr. Clayton Kershaw.
Much of general manager John Mozeliak's work last offseason was done with an eye on defense, and while a final grade can't be handed out 99 games into the 2014 season, the Cardinals have already distinguished themselves among the most defensively improved teams in the Majors.
The Phillies made a series of roster moves on Monday, highlighted by Cliff Lee being activated from the disabled list.
An overnight kitchen fire at one of the restaurants at Miller Park has left some parts of the ballpark damaged, but the team says "most of the operations and fan accommodations will be back to normal" in time for Monday night's game against the Reds.
Second baseman Dan Uggla, released by the Braves on Friday, agreed to a Minor League contract with the Giants on Monday and will report to Triple-A Fresno, according to multiple reports.