Yasiel Puig's slide into home plate after his walkoff homer on Sunday was a nice touch, don't you think?
First pitch: Rays-Red Sox gets the AL action underway at 6:10 p.m. ET, while the Cardinals and Pirates have the first NL start at 7:05.
Interleague DH issues: None.
Streaming starters: Corey Kluber was just so-so on Friday, Ivan Nova pitched well again on Saturday, and Rick Porcello's win wasn't enough to earn a Fantasy Quality Start on Sunday. We're down to 64-39 for the season.
Today's pick is Miami's Jacob Turner (owned in 9.9 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) against the Mets, while Tuesday's selection is Scott Kazmir (9.7 percent owned) versus the White Sox. Turner's 2.49 ERA might be luck-aided, but a matchup with the Mets in his pitcher-friendly home park is difficult to pass up.
On to the rest of the news:
- Angels 1B Albert Pujols has been placed on the DL with a torn plantar fascia in his left foot. Manager Mike Scioscia said that Pujols will miss a "significant amount of time," and most reports suggest that Pujols is done for the season; you can drop him anytime. The Angels have moved Mark Trumbo to first base, and appear ready to platoon prospect Kole Calhoun (.354 BA, 12 HR, 10 SB, 1.047 OPS in 59 games at Triple A) with Colin Cowgill in right field. Calhoun is worth a look in your AL-only league.
- Looking for a Pujols replacement? James Loney (44.6 percent owned) is highest on the food chain. Chris Carter (8.2 percent owned), Brandon Belt (4.8 percent owned), Justin Smoak (3.1 percent owned) and Brett Wallace (0.4 percent owned) are other options.
- The Twins expect to have Joe Mauer back in their lineup on Tuesday after a six-game paternity leave absence.
- Mariners C Mike Zunino will miss 5-6 weeks with a broken hamate bone in his left wrist.
- Brandon Beachy makes his 2013 debut tonight for the Braves. I'm not as bullish on Beachy for this season as some others are, but at 20.1 percent ownership, you can certainly take a chance on him if a big investment isn't required.
- The Yankees are targeting a weekend return for OF Curtis Granderson (broken pinky). Teammate Travis Hafner (rotator cuff) is on the DL, but with Derek Jeter and Alfonso Soriano back in action, this team is ready to contend for the 2002 AL East title.
- With OF J.D. Martinez (wrist) on the DL, the Astros have recalled Robbie Grossman, who has stolen 18 bases between the minors and majors this season. Grossman batted second on Sunday, and can be considered (again) in AL-only leagues.
- D-backs OF Jason Kubel was scratched Sunday due to a stiff back, but hopes to return on Tuesday. Teammate Tyler Skaggs was sent to the minors after giving up seven earned runs and five walks on Friday.
- The Orioles have called up OF L.J. Hoes (.304 BA, 3 HR, 7 SB, .808 OPS in 99 games at Triple A). Hoes will get some at bats versus lefties, but shouldn't be on anyone's radar yet.
- Cubs manager Dale Sveum talked about Pedro Strop's closer potential again over the weekend. He's just a Kevin Gregg trade away from getting the gig.
- Carlos Gonzalez's finger injury isn't bad enough to place him on the DL, so he's probably going to play through the pain (he noted Sunday that it's hard for him to squeeze the bat). CarGo has missed three straight games, and hasn't hit well since the All-Star break.
- Holy cow, Jose Fernandez! You too, Wil Myers!
- Reminder: As big trades occur before Wednesday's MLB deadline, this blog will post fantasy analysis for them. Stay tuned, OK?
See you back here tomorrow morning.