Giants OF Andres Torres is 17 for 21 in stolen base attempts this season, but he has been working on new tactics to extend his career high in thievery. The switch-hitter was been working on getting a better jump and extending his healthy sized lead. "I've been working on that with Roberto Kelly," Torres told MLB.com, referring to the Giants' first-base coach. Torres, who's previous season-high of stolen bases was six in 2009, is on pace for 33 steals this season. The last Giants player to reach the 30-stolen-base mark was Dave Roberts in 2007. Torres went 2 for 6, including his sixth homer of the year, with three runs scored in Thursday's 9-3 win over the Brewers.
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Uribe close to returningPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 32 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
Giants INF Juan Uribe (finger) missed his third straight game on Thursday but could be close to returning. According to MLB.com, Uribe took batting practice before Thursday's game against the Brewers and took the final pitch he saw over the left-field fence. He has 12 homers and 46 RBI but is hitting .105 in his last 16 games. Juan Uribe - Left fielder - Sports - Batting average - NFL
Fowler's on fire since returnPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 32 days ago (http://feeds.cbssports.com)
Rockies OF Dexter Fowler went 2 for 3 with a run scored in Thursday's win over the Cardinals. Since he's returned from Triple-A Colorado Springs, Fowler is hitting .388 (14 for 36) with 13 runs, six RBI, one home run and two stolen bases. "I've been comfortable in the box and just going out and relaxing," Fowler told MLB.com. "That's the big thing at the plate -- you've just got to relax." Fowler also changed his batting stance. "Hitting is such a rhythm-type thing," manager Jim Tracy said. "If you recall where Dexter was early with his hands up here and there was little movement created, we've lowered the hands and there's some load which helps to incorporate the lower half of his body and keeps him behind the ball." Colorado Rockies - Jim Tracy - Dexter Fowler - Colorado Springs - Batting average
Gomes sits for Reds todayPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 32 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News Jonny Gomes is not in the Reds' lineup on Thursday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay. Our View Jayson Nix draws the start in left field. Look for Gomes to return to action tomorrow.
Span held out of Twins' lineupPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 32 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News Denard Span is not in the Twins' lineup on Thursday, according to MLB.com's Kelly Thesier. Our View Span collided in the outfield with Delmon Young yesterday, and it seems like that could be the reason his isn't starting today. As of now, we do not have any reason to believe he's seriously hurt, and we're cautiously optimistic that he'll be back tomorrow.
Young starts for Twins todayPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 32 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News Delmon Young, who sprained his left wrist yesterday, is indeed in the Twins' lineup on Thursday, according to MLB.com's Kelly Thesier. Our View He'll bat fifth today, with Michael Cuddyer hitting cleanup given that Justin Morneau is sitting. Play Young as you typically would.
Ubaldo back on track with dominant outingPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 32 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News Ubaldo Jimenez gave up one run off three hits and two walks with six strikeouts over eight innings against the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon. Our View Ubaldo's fantasy owners have to feel very relieved to see him get back on track and display his dominant form after three straight sub-par performances. He'll be an incredible 15-1 entering the All-Star break.
Hill back after bout with fluPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 32 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News Aaron Hill is indeed back in the Blue Jays' lineup on Thursday, according to the National Post's John Lott. Our View Hill had missed Toronto's previous three games dealing with a bout of the flu. Play him as you normally would, and let's hope he can get that batting average up above the Mendoza line before long.
LaPorta still outPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 32 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Matt LaPorta (head contusion) remains out of the Indians lineup on Thursday. Our View Not good news, but LaPorta is still likely to return either Friday or Saturday. Stay tuned.
Danks blows away Angels in two-hitterPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 32 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News Although he lost a no-hitter in the seventh inning, John Danks blew away the Angels on Thursday afternoon, hurling a two-hit shutout in Chicago's 1-0 victory. He struck out seven and walked none. Our View Just an utterly dominating performance. Through 17 starts and 112 innings pitched this season, he now owns a 3.29 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. The shutout was the first of his career.
Phils option ZagurskiPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 32 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News Mike Zagurski has been returned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Our View In 5.1 innings out of Philadelphia's bullpen this season, he's posted a 3.38 ERA and eight strikeouts. He'll likely be back in the bigs before long.
Four teams scouting Oswalt on ThursdayPosted in Fantasy Baseball by DuckSnort 32 days ago (http://ownersedge.fanball.com)
The News According to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart, the Dodgers, Phillies, Rays and Mets all have scouts in attendance to watch Roy Oswalt's start on Thursday. Our View Facing the Pirates, he should put on a clinic. The chances are greater than 50-50 that he will be dealt before this month's trading deadline.
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