Alex Rios tied a White Sox and an American League record with six hits in a nine-inning game and the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 11-4. Rios singled in the first, tripled in the third and also singled twice in the eighth inning. He also singled in the fifth and ninth innings. If that was not enough, Rios also stole two bases. Rios has been rumored to be on the trading block, and Tuesday's game certainly will boost his trade value. The two stolen bases give him 19 on the year and he is batting .281. Rios has always been an interesting player to own in fantasy. He upside is through the roof, but do you have the patience that is required to own him when he has the extended slumps? He reminds me alot of Jay Bruce. The highs are really high and the lows are painful.
Matt Kemp was placed back on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with joint inflammation in his left shoulder. Dodgers manager, Don Mattingly said that this is a separate issue from the shoulder surgery Kemp had in the offseason. The frustration for fantasy owners that have Kemp has reached a new high with this latest setback. Just when he started showing signs of progress at the plate last week by hitting home runs in back-to-back games, Kemp suffers this injury and at this point a return date is unknown. Kemp tried to take early batting practice on Monday before the Dodgers faced the Diamondbacks in Arizona, but he experienced the soreness in his shoulder and the Dodgers decided to place him on the disabled. For now, the Dodgers will move continue with Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford, and Yasiel Puig as their starting outfield.