Pretty quiet day yesterday with there only being 3 games, but some fantasy relevant news out there.
Justin Upton went nuts yesterday on the Yankees, going 3-3 with 4 runs scored, 2 homeruns, 4 runs batted in, and a stolen base. He now has 13 homers and 11 steals. As of right now, Yahoo has him as their 35th best outfielder through yesterday's game. Not exactly what his owners were hoping for to this point, but I think that if he gets hot he could still end up justifying his high draft position.
Erik Bedard went 2 2/3 innings in his first rehab start of the season down in the Arizona Rookie League. He threw 52 pitches, and ESPN reported that he's going to be making at least one more rehab start before rejoining the Mariners. If you've been holding him this long, you may be in luck with the results.
In Toronto, bad news for Edwin Encarnacion, as he was designated for assignment. This could open some playing time for someone, but I'm not sure that anyone is going to be worth owning that is replacing him unless they decide to finally bring up top prospect Brett Wallace. Wallace hasn't played a game at 3B this season though, so that seems even more unlikely.
The other piece of news coming out of Toronto yesterday was that Dustin McGowan will need more surgery with Dr. James Andrews, and is probably looking at a 2012 timeframe to return. A couple of years ago, before the previous surgery, I acquired McGowan in a keeper league and gave up Aaron Hicks for him. Whoops.
Wade Davis is starting against the Padres tomorrow, and could potentially be pitching for his job. If he has another poor outing, it is very possible that the Rays could demote Davis and bring up top prospect Jeremy Hellickson to take his place. Hellickson is 9-2 with a 2.33 ERA, a 1.094 WHIP and 90 strikeouts in 88 innings pitched. I think that if you're desperate for strikeouts, he could be worth a flier, as he's probably going to see some growing pains having to pitch in the AL East.