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When Chisenhall underwent surgery in early July to repair a fractured right forearm, it was initially thought that he would miss the rest of the season. Fortunately for fantasy owners, he made a speedy recovery. The 23-year-old is hitting .276 (8-for-29) with two homers, a double and three RBI in nine games since being activated from the disabled list on September 9 and should continue to get regular playing time at third base as the Indians play out the string. His plate discipline remains worrisome, but he has enough pop to help from a CI (corner infielder) spot in deeper mixed leagues.
(Yahoo: 2 percent owned, ESPN: 0.5 percent)
Chris Young finally returned to center field on Tuesday night, but he ended up aggravating his right quadriceps muscle on the very first play of the ballgame. He went two weeks between starts due to the initial injury, so there's a real chance he could miss the rest of the season. That means we should continue to see Eaton in center field and at the top of the Kirk Gibson's lineup. The 23-year-old has just two hits over his last seven games, but he has displayed plenty of patience (5/10 K/BB ratio) and has scored 10 runs in just 12 games. Eaton was a .355 hitter in the minors and swiped 98 bases in 319 games, so there are worse ways to roll the dice in five-outfielder formats.
(Yahoo: 7 percent owned, ESPN: 5.4 percent)
Frank Francisco was unavailable Wednesday due to right elbow tendinitis. It doesn't sound too serious, but he's no sure thing to be ready this weekend. Josh Edgin got the save chance Wednesday against the Phillies because of matchups, but Mets manager Terry Collins may be reluctant to go there again after he gave up a go-ahead two-run homer to Ryan Howard. Meanwhile, Parnell tossed a scoreless eighth inning Wednesday and owns a 2.87 ERA and 56/20 K/BB ratio over 59 2/3 innings this year. Jon Rauch has been lights out for a couple of months now too, so he could also get a look in a pinch, but Parnell is the one to own in mixed leagues.
(Yahoo: 0 percent owned, ESPN: 0 percent) Triple-A Omaha was eliminated from the Pacific Coast League playoffs over the weekend, so the Royals called up Odorizzi this week to give him his first taste of major league life. Odorizzi, who was acquired from the Brewers in the Zack Greinke deal, posted a 3.03 ERA and 135/50 K/BB ratio over 145 innings this season between Double-A and Triple-A and was ranked as baseball's No. 29 prospect on Baseball America's midseason list. It was initially thought that he would get his feet wet with a relief appearance or two, but he's now expected to start Sunday against the Indians. There's some risk involved with trusting a pitcher in their first major league appearance, but that's a pretty favorable matchup. And guess what? Assuming all goes well, he'll face the Indians again next weekend.
(Yahoo: 0 percent owned, ESPN: 0 percent) Chavez was designated for assignment by the Orioles earlier this summer, but he's playing every day in right field now that Nick Markakis is done for the rest of the regular season with a broken left thumb. The veteran outfielder owns a lousy .209/.245/.291 batting line in 54 games this year, but he's hitting .296 (8-for-27) with a double, three RBI and a stolen base in seven games since returning from the minors. Remember that he batted .301 with five homers and 10 stolen bases in 83 games with Texas last year, so don't be surprised if he ends up being pretty useful over the final couple weeks of the season.
(Yahoo: 2 percent owned, ESPN: 0 percent) De La Rosa was originally expected to rejoin the Rockies earlier this summer, but his rehab from Tommy John surgery hit a bit of a snag due to some forearm tightness. However, he made it through some rehab appearances earlier this month without incident and is slated to make his return Thursday afternoon against the Giants. The 31-year-old will be subject to a pitch count and has never been much of a control guy to begin with, so it's tough to trust him over the final two weeks of the season. Still, just about anybody is relevant in NL-only leagues at this point.