The Philadelphia Phillies will activate Cole Hamels from the disabled list, and he will start against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight at Dodger Stadium. Hamels had been sidelined with a biceps injury that he suffered early in the spring.
Hamels is 99-74 with a 3.38 ERA in his career. He is coming off of a subpar 2013 season in which he went 8-14, but still had a solid 3.60 ERA. Hamels will probably not go deep into tomorrow’s game, but if you drafted him and stashed him on the disabled list, he is still worth activating. Make sure you do it early, since the rosters lock after the first game in nearly all leagues!
In other news, the Toronto Blue Jays have claimed Darin Mastroianni off of waivers from the Twins after Minnesota designated Mastroianni for assignment after claiming Sam Fuld off of waivers from Oakland. Mastroianni will return to the organization that drafted him in 2007. He will toil away at AAA Buffalo for now.
Mastroianni was 0-11 for the Twins this season with three runs scored and one stolen base. If any of you in deeper or AL-only leagues were hanging on to Mastroianni in hopes that he would get some cheap steals for you, he can safely be dropped now.
His replacement, Sam Fuld, was hitting .200 with a homer and a steal for the A’s. The Twins picked him up because of the injuries to Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham. Fuld is a defensive specialist that could pick up a few starts for the Twins. He can be picked up in AL-only leagues, but should probably be left alone even in deep mixed leagues.