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  1. Will the Royals shop for a DH?

    Doug Mittler

    It has been a rough season for Royals' designated hitter Billy Butler, who was dropped to seventh in the batting order Monday night against the Rays. Butler owns a modest .266/.321/.342 slash line with two home runs, calling into question whether ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  2. Beltran limiting Yankees trade options

    AJ Mass

    The New York Yankees continue to wonder when -- and perhaps "if" -- they're going to be able to use Carlos Beltran in a position other than designated hitter at any point this season. That lack of flexibility certainly could place limitations on thei...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  3. Royals, Yankees considering Morales?

    AJ Mass

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says that the Kansas City Royals "could be a surprise entry in the Kendrys Morales derby, but they'd probably have to offload some salary first." Specifically, he mentions designated hitter Billy Butler and the remaining ...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  4. Mariners could be losing Hart

    AJ Mass

    The Seattle Mariners appear very likely to be without Corey Hart for the near future after the designated hitter left Sunday's game with a left hamstring injury suffering while attempting to steal second base. According to Shannon Drayer, who cov...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  5. Victor Martinez flashing surprising power

    Eric Karabell

    Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is quickly becoming one of the more valuable players in fantasy, but my favorite stat on him is this: In an era of ridiculous strikeout totals by hitters, Martinez has actually homered more times than ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  6. Ibanez on borrowed time?

    Doug Mittler

    As soon as the Los Angeles Angels called up C.J. Cron on May 3, the clock started ticking on veteran outfielder Raul Ibanez. The plan was for Cron to split the designated hitter spot with the lefty-swinging Ibanez, but that came with the realistic...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  7. Wieters' elbow injury a major concern

    Eric Karabell

    The No. 2 catcher on the ESPN Fantasy Player Rater started at designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, hitting a pair of singles in five at-bats and raising his batting average to an impressive .341. Then again, nobody knows when Matt ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  8. Where will Franklin play for Seattle?

    Joe Kaiser

    UPDATE: It didn't take long to get a clearer understanding of how Seattle plans to use Nick Franklin this season. Franklin batted in the six-hole as the Mariners' designated hitter on Wednesday against Yu Darvish, belting a triple to the right-cen...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  9. Will Mets decision at 1B come soon?

    AJ Mass

    The battle for first base continues for the New York Mets, with both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda getting a chance to swing the bat on Saturday, thanks to the designated hitter spot being in play in Anaheim against the Los Angeles Angels. Duda, with ...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  10. Will Rangers lose Beltre?

    AJ Mass

    Manager Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers started Adrian Beltre as his designated hitter on Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox in order to give him a day off from playing the field. Unfortunately, the move didn't prevent Beltre from having to...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  11. Opportunity for Delmon Young?

    Doug Mittler

    When the Orioles signed Nelson Cruz last month, it appeared he would get most of his at-bats as the designated hitter, but manager Buck Showalter said Monday that Cruz will play left field regularly against left-handed pitching. Monday's decision ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  12. More time at first base for Butler?

    Doug Mittler

    Add the Kansas City Royals to the list of American League teams who hope to use more than one primary player at the designated hitter spot this season. Having a full-time DH might work fine in Boston with David Ortiz, but the opportunity to use the D...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  13. Cust comeback in limbo

    AJ Mass

    Earlier this week, Rumor Central discussed the 2013 futility of the designated hitter position for the Baltimore Orioles, along with the comeback attempt of Jack Cust, who contacted the team in the hopes of returning to the majors for the first time ...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  14. Orioles still questing for a DH

    AJ Mass

    Last season, the Baltimore Orioles used 16 different players as a designated hitter, and the results were below average as the combined output of that spot in the lineup managed to hit just .234, with only a .704 OPS. There's definitely room for ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  15. Bits: Butler continues tear; Jeter returns

    Eric Karabell

    It's possible that no matter how Kansas City Royals designated hitter and occasional first baseman Billy Butler performs the rest of this somewhat disappointing season, most fantasy owners will be avoiding him in the first 10 rounds of 2014 drafts. A...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  16. Billy Butler frustrating fantasy owners

    Eric Karabell

    Kansas City Royals first baseman/designated hitter Billy Butler remains 100 percent owned in ESPN standard leagues, but, judging by my Twitter feed, patience is apparently running thin. Butler might have quieted the critics with Wednesday's three-hit...

    Blog | June 06, 2013