It wasn’t much, but 22-percent of the fantasy baseball world felt that Mike Cameron was rosterable. He’s not any longer.
According to Amalie Benjamin of The Boston Globe, Cameron was sent to the disabled list on Monday his stay may be longer than 15 days.
Mike Cameron, who was scratched from yesterday’s lineup and sent to Massachusetts General Hospital, has been diagnosed with an abdominal tear near the attachment site of the abdominal muscle and the pelvis, according to a team source. The injury is a type of sports hernia, and will send Cameron to the disabled list, enabling the Sox to bring up a much-needed replacement.
Now that 22-percent of you need an outfielder, let me give you three options.
- Jose Guillen, Royals - Not only is Guillen batting .377, but he’s blasted five home runs already and has a stolen base. He’s only owned in 64-percent of fantasy leagues.
- Colby Rasmus, Cardinals - You’ll be buying low on Rasmus who only has a .216 batting average, but three home runs. He’s owned in 55-percent of fantasy leagues and should explode onto the scene soon.
- Josh Willingham, Nationals - With three home runs and two stolen bases, Willingham is starting the season hot. He’s also batting .333 and only owned in 54-percent of fantasy leagues.
If all three of those guys are taken, and they might be if you’re playing in a really competitive league, here are a few other options.
- Marlon Byrd, Cubs - Byrd is only owned in 24-percent of fantasy leagues and has ten RBI on the season.
- Ryan Sweeney, Athletics - He’s only hitting for a high average and driving in runs (read: no pop or speed), but Sweeney’s nine RBI and .320 batting average should be able to fill in on your fantasy roster. He’s only owned in 5-percent of fantasy leagues.