Another quick update for today folks, but big news nonetheless.
This is what I saw yesterday around fantasy baseball:
Chris Tillman — He was recalled and will start today (Saturday). We told you he was getting recalled earlier this week and that you should pick him up if he’s available.
Buster Posey — Also recalled. The highly touted catching prospect will start at 1B today. He’ll give Bengie Molina an occasional day off behind the plate but play mostly at first. Aubrey Huff will move to left field to make room for Posey.
Matt Thornton — Earned his second save of the season Friday with Bobby Jenks nursing a tweaked calf. Jenks, who hurt himself during warmups, is day-to-day. Thornton is one of the top relievers in the game. He struck out three in 1.1 innings of work.
Jose Bautista — Went 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk and a run. More importantly, he’s now batting fifth for Toronto. That could lead to more opportunities for Bautista to make even more fantasy waves.
Justin Duchscherer — Will have hip surgery and is out for the season. Rehab should take six months. Until we see him pitch (well) again, he shouldn’t be on our fantasy radar.
Matt Cain — Finally figured out a way to win, just don’t give up any runs. Cain threw a one-hit shutout and struck out nine.
Johan Santana — Unlike Cain, Santana had another winless night Friday. He allowed three hits in eight shutout innings. He struck out five but settled for a no-decision because he gave way to the Mets bullpen.
Corey Hart — In a 1-for-4 day, Hart hit a two-run walkoff homer against Santana’s Mets. He now has seven homers and 13 RBI in his last 13 games. We told you to own him when he’s hitting.
Yovani Gallardo — Benefitted the most from the Mets bullpen. Gallardo struck out seven and allowed eight hits in his first career shutout. Despite a couple blips, he’s pitched really well this season.
Curtis Granderson — Activated off the DL but not in the starting lineup Saturday. Coach Joe Girardi wants to make sure Granderson’s groin is completely healthy next week.
Miguel Cabrera — Hit three homers and drove in four runs. The one-man show has 13 homers, 44 RBI and 32 runs. He’s hitting .341 and has a 1.075 OPS and living up to his preseason Top 10 ranking.
Sorry for teasing a holds update yesterday. I’d promise it again for tomorrow, but you won’t believe me until you see it.