Let Other Fantasy Baseball Owners Take Chances On September Call-UpsEvery September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won't regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.
5 MLB Players That You Didn't Know Defected From CubaIn light of the Boston Red Sox signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, let's take a look at other MLB players who defected from Cuba.
Plouffe, Twins End 3-Game Skid, Stop Abreu, Chisox Trevor Plouffe got four hits and the Minnesota Twins stopped Jose Abreu, rallying past the Chicago White Sox 8-6 Saturday night to end a three-game skid. Abreu's hitting streak ended at 21 games, longest in the AL this season. He went 0 for 3 with two walks, one of them intentional.
Abreu Extends Streak, White Sox Beat Twins 10-8 Jose Abreu reached base five times while extending his hitting streak to 21 games, and the Chicago White Sox scored four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-8 on Friday night.
Abreu Hits 30th HR, White Sox beat Twins 9-5Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 30th homer and drove in three runs, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Friday night. Abreu had two hits and scored twice. The Cuban rookie has 77 RBIs — Detroit's Miguel Cabrera began the day leading the majors with 80.
10 Biggest MLB First-Half SurprisesLet's look at the 10 biggest MLB first-half pleasant and unpleasant surprises.
De Aza Hits 2 HRs As White Sox Beat Twins 5-3 Alejandro De Aza hit two homers, and Jose Abreu had two hits in his major league debut to back Chris Sale and lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-3 season-opening victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday.
Can Cuban Slugger Jose Abreu Turn Around The White Sox?Hard-hitting Jose Abreu, a recent Cuban defector, becomes the new White Sox first baseman.