Two key players were sent down to the minors last night and this will affect most leagues whether you own these players, are battling against a team that employs them or seek their replacements.
Cleveland dumped Joe Borowski. He has struggled mightily, but held the closer role anyway. The Indians have had enough and have cut him loose. In his place, a closer-by-committee approach will be used, but look for Masahide Kobayashi to get the bulk of the saves and Rafael Betancourt might steal a few until things shake out. Borowski should not be on any fantasy team’s roster and you should seek a replacement immediately as it is not worth keeping him to see if he’ll land another gig somewhere else.
Atlanta has had enough of Jeff Francoeur‘s struggles and have sent him to double-A to work out the bugs. Jason Perry will be called up to replace Frenchy in the Braves outfield. Perry should put up nice numbers at first, but will struggle as soon as teams get enough info on him to figure out his weaknesses. If you need a week or two of an outfielder, Perry might be a nice pickup. In the meantime, Frenchy becomes a trade target in keeper leagues. Maybe his owner will have become weary of his struggles like the Braves did.