Hanley Ramirez is done for this year with shoulder instability.Â He may even need surgery, which would hurt him for next year.Â I went over this a bit in yesterdayâ€™s roundup.Â Not sure how many of you saw that post because I switched the website server so we could be faster, but now we might be too fast because I donâ€™t know if weâ€™re coming or going.Â The doctor said Hanleyâ€™s shoulder was so tender that he fears that local Cubans may mistake it for lechon.Â â€śStop dipping me in mojo sauce!â€ťÂ If you have Hanley in a redraft league, I imagine youâ€™re already reading our fantasy football section, but if youâ€™re not, itâ€™s safe to drop Hanley.Â In fact, drop him on his shoulder for good measure.Â Anyway, hereâ€™s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Josh Johnson â€“ Officially done for the year.Â Backdate that to May.Â The Palm Beach Post, which I believe has the best shuffleboard sports columnist in Yitz Kunkel, reported that Johnson should be good to go for next yearâ€™s spring training.Â Thatâ€™s like saying a 99-year-old has a good chance at seeing 100.Â I mean, itâ€™s possible.Â But câ€™mon.Â Letâ€™s see Johnson get through more than two months before saying heâ€™ll be good for 2012.Â A Johnson hasnâ€™t been this battered since Lorena Bobbit took a job at Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Shin-Soo Choo â€“ To the DL.Â Ironic that he was stopped for a DUI because he makes me want to drink.
Gio Gonzalez â€“ 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.Â Sonavabench!Â All I ask is if youâ€™re gonna be bad as in bad not bad as in good then be bad.
Cliff Pennington â€“ 4-for-5, 3 RBIs with his 12th steal.Â Heâ€™ll be in this afternoonâ€™s Buy/Sell.Â Itâ€™s one part shock, one part awe and a good helping of shamalangadingdong.
Vance Worley â€“ 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks.Â Wasnâ€™t terrific, but wasnâ€™t quite a shellacking, which is good cause youâ€™d need nail polish remover to get that off your fantasy team.
Wilson Valdez â€“ 2-for-4, hitting over .300 in the last week.Â Also, he was able to impart some solace to a young fan, Billy Beepee, that his last name wonâ€™t always conjure up a man-made disaster.
Eric Hosmer â€“ 3-for-3 with his 3rd homer in two days and his 8th steal.Â A Canadian Hosmer fantasy owner, â€śTake off, you Hosmer!
Mike Moustakas â€“ 2-for-5, hitting .333 over the last week.Â Royal fans thinking about their future years where theyâ€™re not the laughingstock of the MLB are gonna have some Moistakas.
Magglio Ordonez â€“ 3-for-4 with a homer and a steal.Â Did he drive a DeLorean to the ballpark?
Austin Jackson â€“ 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.Â Austin Jackson keeps hitting like this and heâ€™s gonna get sued by Carl Weathers or have to return Vanityâ€™s calls.Â Â Itâ€™s time for â€śAustin!â€ť
Brett Lawrie â€“ 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, his 7th homer and 4th steal while batting .340.Â Thatâ€™s 7 homers, 15 runs and 20 RBIs in only 26 games, BTW.Â FWIW, WTF, WOW.Â Hey, Jennings, thereâ€™s a new mayor in Fantasy Baseball Heartthrob Town and his name is Brett Lawrie.
Vladimir Guerrero â€“ 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer.Â After the game, Vlad said he was offended by the new show, Russian Dolls, because thereâ€™s not one Russian Dominican.
Dana Eveland â€“ 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.Â This start looks good on paper, but he doesnâ€™t.Â A 4.38 ERA in Triple-A with a 6.25 K-rate.Â With apologies to our three lady readers, Dana throws like a girl.
Alex Presley â€“ 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a homer.Â Hasnâ€™t done much in a while, but he has been playing every day so the opportunity is there.Â Stay tuned!Â Or not.Â Your call.
Corey Hart â€“ Member how I said yesterday he was one of the hottest hitters in the 2nd half so far?Â Guess who homered again?Â His name sounds like Horey Cart.
Rafael Furcal â€“ Now has homers in 2 consecutive games and is hitting .320 over the last week.Â If youâ€™re hurting at middle infidel, heâ€™s worth a look before heâ€™s hurting.
Albert Pujols â€“ 4-for-4, 5 RBIs, 3 runs and two homers.Â Only thing missing from the superfecta was a steal.
Jair Jurrjens â€“ Heâ€™s going to see a knee specialist this weekend.Â I hope the doctorâ€™s name is Neal.
Chipper Jones â€“ Glass Chipper has now homered in consecutive games.Â Better than pulling a hammy in consecutive games, I suppose.
Tim Hudson â€“ 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks as he continues his great under-the-radar season.Â I need more of those.Â So much better than the terrible over-the-radar seasons I seem to be getting from others.
Juan Francisco â€“ 0-for-3, was recalled and got the start at 3rd base.Â Rolen-Hurty, the Juan Francisco treat!Â In 300 ABs in Triple-A this year, Francisco had 15 homers and a .307 average with only 10 walks.Â Then, in a surprise move, Juan actually drew a base on balls yesterday.Â Well, it looked like a flattened hat sitting on top of a peach, but he said it was a base on balls.