Today’s Roto Riteup is shortened, because meetings are a real bitch.
• Hideki Matsui is going to be signing a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, if sources are to be believed. Matsui is going to be relying on a major-league injury to force his way into the lineup, but you should keep him on your radar just in case something bad goes down.
• Adrian Beltre has a strained hamstring, but it’s not as bad as last year’s injury that kept the star third-baseman on the bench for more than a month. Beltre has started off hot, but injuries are always a concern with the slugger. Be sure to have a backup plan in place just in case this becomes serious.
For those of you who play daily fantasy games like FanGraphs: The Game, or just like to stream players, here are a couple matchups you may be able to exploit.
A Pitcher for Today: Juan Nicasio (COL) at PIT
I want to see Nicasio fail a few more times before I stop believing in him.
A Pitcher for Tomorrow: Jarrod Parker (OAK) vs CWS
Parker posted good strikeout numbers in Triple-A, and playing a youngster in his Oakland debut at home should be quite fun.
A Hitter for Today: Carlos Pena (TB) vs LAA (E. Santana)
Pena go boom-boom? Pena go boom-boom!