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Fantasy Baseball News 8/31/13: Superstar Watch

Fantasy Baseball Daily: Checking in on the biggest stars in fantasy

August 31, 2013

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Today’s the final day of August, and the fantasy season is coming into the back stretch. Over the past week, we’ve seen plenty of interesting events from the fantasy baseball stars around the league, so let’s take a moment to check in on the most popular names out there and see what we can be expecting from the major players over the next several days.

Miguel Cabrera, 3B, Detroit Tigers: Boy, has it been an interesting (and nerve-racking) week for Cabrera owners. He managed to make the lineup in yesterday’s game, but had to come out after his abdominal injury flared up once again. He’s still considered day-to-day, but don’t expect him to play much this weekend. We’d imagine the Tigers will be extra careful with their star’s health. Cabrera is hitting .358 with 43 homers and 130 RBI on the season.

Fantasy Baseball News 8/31/13: Superstar Watch

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Matt Kemp, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers: It’s been a week full of anticipation for Kemp owners, as the first-round fantasy pick inches back from his latest injury. He went hitless in his minor league rehab debut on Thursday, and the plan is to have him stay there through today, then possibly get an activation for tomorrow. Kemp has been out since July 21, which was his first game back after being out since July 5. It’s been quite the disappointing season, but he should get September to try and make it up to you.

Jose Reyes, SS, Toronto Blue Jays: Early this week, Reyes had a three-game hit streak going and was showing signs of life. Then he promptly went hitless in his most recent two outings. It’s been a tough road for Reyes, who was pegged to be one of the top players at a thin position, this season. He’s batting .289 but has just nine homers 30 RBI, 39 runs and 12 stolen bases. It’s not just his fault, though; the entire Jays team has been a major letdown.

Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Boston Red Sox: Pedroia continued his solid campaign this week, going 10-for-21 (.476) over the past seven days. He’s hit in nine of his last 10 games overall, posting seven runs and six RBI in that span. On the year, Pedroia is batting .301 with 75 RBI, 76 runs and 16 steals. He and the Red Sox will finish off with the White Sox this weekend then host Detroit early next week.

Gio Gonzalez, SP, Washington Nationals: After an ugly outing against the Royals, Gonzalez bounced back nicely in his most recent start against Miami. He went seven innings in that one, registering just three hits, no earned and eight strikeouts. It was a much needed win, as he hadn’t recorded one since July 10. Gonzalez is 8-6 on the year, and he’ll try to get win No. 9 on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

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