Joe Mauer to the DL

Posted: April 15, 2011 in General

The DL bug has started to impact my team.  Joe Mauer is the latest casualty to the list.  Streaming cacthers for him until he gets back here are a few good ok options Carlos Ruiz and Nick Hundley.  Currently Hundley is posting better numbers and he has moved hopefully permanently to the 5th spot in the lineup out of the dreaded 8th spot in NL lineups.  This most likely will only be a few weeks fix as Mauer is on  DL with sore knees, but you never know.  The DL bug also struck those with Josh Hamilton last week.  If you own Hamilton it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he landed on the DL.  In most leagues you have a DL spot or two to play with so now is a great time to use him.  With catchers there are only a few elite options and most likely Russell Martin has already been snatched up, side note to this is to keep an eye out for Jesus Montero.  It seems he has a pretty tough job to crack into the Yankees lineup with Posada and martin both playing solid so maybe a trade is in order.  Yankesss could use some pitching help so look for Montero to be thrown around in trades.  The injury bug happens to every diligent manager in baseball, and unlike football where a star player out for a few weeks can cripple your season baseball offers time to catch up.  Get well soon Joe.

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