Bits: Chris Sale baffles Rays

Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale struck out 15 Tampa Bay Rays Monday, allowing one run in 7 1/3 innings. Sale's strikeout potential is intriguing, and while the team's concerns about his pitching elbow could pose issues later in the year, this isn't a typical sell-high option. It remains, however, hard to imagine Sale approaching 175 innings after throwing 71 last season.

Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall homered in his season debut Monday. Chisenhall, called up earlier in the day after hitting .319 with four home runs for Triple-A Columbus, should take Jack Hannahan's spot regularly. Chisenhall has double-digit power but not much plate discipline. He should not be a factor in 10-team leagues yet.

New York Mets third baseman David Wright played much of Monday's game at shortstop due to injuries to others. Check your league rules to see if one-game eligibility exists. Don't expect Wright to keep playing shortstop, though. It's worth noting Wright is 0-for-13 since Friday; he was never going to hit .400, but perhaps with this brief slide the Wright owner in your league will part with him now. A terrific season remains on track.

Boston's leader in wins, ERA and strikeouts through 47 games is, of course, left-hander Felix Doubront. The young lefty allowed two runs and four hits in six innings Monday, earning his fifth win, and lowering his ERA to 3.86. Doubront is owned in 14.9 percent of leagues, and while his ERA is due some regression, he should keep winning games. This should be a top-60 starting pitcher.

Oakland Athletics right-hander Ryan Cook allowed two eighth-inning runs Monday, breaking a scoreless streak of 23 1/3 innings this season. Cook gave up a pair of hits, after permitting four hits all year. Still, Cook is an interesting own in deeper leagues, for the solid innings and shot at saves. What, you think Brian Fuentes keeps the closer role the rest of the way?

Milwaukee Brewers catcher George Kottaras was hitless in three at-bats Monday. Kottaras replaced starter Jonathan Lucroy, the No. 4 catcher on ESPN's Player Rater, when he hit the DL after his wife moved a suitcase that landed on his hand, breaking it. He'll be out at least a month and fantasy owners, unfortunately, should move on, and not to Kottaras. A.J. Ellis and Jarrod Saltalamacchia are better available options.