Billy Hamilton got the call he has been waiting for a long time as the Reds officially promoted the young speedster on Monday along with their other September call-ups. Hamilton stole a record 155 bases last season and at Triple-A this season he batted .256 with six home runs, 41 RBI, and 75 stolen bases while making the transition from shortstop to center field. Despite the numbers not being all that impressive, Hamilton did post .283 batting average after the All-Star break. The Reds are not going to insert him into the starting lineup anytime soon, but he is a valuable weapon as a pinch runner in the late innings. He is worth adding in NL-Only and deep mixed leagues.
Miguel Cabrera wasn't around to see Torii Hunter hit the 3-run game winning home run in the Tigers 7-6, walk-off victory after he left the game in the fifth inning due to abdominal discomfort. Cabrera was trying to stretch a single into a double and when he slid into second base he tweaked the muscle. Cabrera took some time getting up and walked off the field slowly, which left some to wonder about the severity of the injury. Cabrera, who leads the majors in batting average and RBIs, vows that he will play today, but the Tigers don't seem as confident. The team has him listed as day-to-day. Cabrera has been bothered this month with a strain in his groin, abdominal and hip area. He previously was playing with a banged-up left leg. For those fantasy owners that participate in daily leagues, its best that you check Cabrera's status later today before keeping him in your starting lineup.