Fantasy Baseball News and Notes
— Fantasy Baseball fans (as well as New York Mets fans) are thanking their lucky stars right now as SP Jacob deGrom’s MRI on Thursday came back negative. One report out of New York has him missing as many as four starts. Another (according to Mets Manager Mickey Callaway) says he will be ready to pitch next Monday. Regardless of which report you believe, this is terrific news for the Mets because either way deGrom won’t miss too much time and evaded serious injury.
— Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu left Wednesday’s game with a leg injury. Keep an eye on Walker Buehler, as he might get the call-up from the minors later this week and could fill in.
— Want a sneaky mid-season pickup? How about Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang? Kang is back in the United States after South Korea allowed him to leave the country after his multiple DUI arrests. Kang has 30 days to get himself in baseball shape before the Pirates have to decide on what to do with him. He could be a sneaky source of power in the second half of the season if he looks good.