Monday's roto roundup is highlighted by injury news and more HRs at Coors Field East.
2B, Rickie Weeks, MILW-Weeks is out for the season now that he has to have wrist surgery. Its ashame as he was having a terrific start to the 2009 season with 9 HRs and 24 RBI.
2B/3B, Craig Counsell, MILW-Counsell is the early beneficiary in the Brewers lineup to replace Rickie Weeks. Counsell will give you a few SBs, a few runs scored and a decent average, but don't expect Juan Pierre-like performance.
3B, Mat Gamel, MILW-Gamel made his first start in a Brewers uniform, and responded with his first major league HR. That should get him another start at 3B on Tuesday.
1B, Mark Teixeira, NYY-Teixeira hit 2 HRs and drove in 4 on Monday. He quietly has 10 HRs and 28 RBI on the season.
1B, Carlos Delgado, NYM-Delgado will have hip surgery and will miss at least 2 months of the season, and maybe longer. I have a feeling at his age, he may need more time to recover than Alex Rodriguez did. Omar Minaya will be working the Blackberry over the next few weeks to replace him.
1B, Fernando Tatis, NYM-Tatis figures to get the most playing time replacing Carlos Delgado in the Mets lineup, but he did play SS on Sunday night when Alex Cora went down with an injury.
SS, Stephen Drew, ARI-Drew batted cleanup for the Diamondbacks on Monday night. I am not sure he is a cleanup hitter, but he did get intentionally walked by Ricky Nolasco before rain postponed the game.
SS, Jason Bartlett, TB-Bartlett went 3 for 3 with 5 RBI in the Rays 13-5 win over the A's. Billy Beane will begin fielding offers for Matt Holliday and his .261 AVG shortly.
OF, Manny Ramirez, LAD-from the South Florida Sentinel, we have this quote from Dodgers reliever Will Ohman:
Already there is some joking among the Dodgers regarding the female fertility drug linked to Ramirez. "For a guy going into his second trimester, he looks great,'' Dodgers reliever Will Ohman said. "He's barely showing.''