Fantasy baseball news: Martinez off to a DiMaggio-like start

Victor Martinez has already hit ten home runs this season, compared to just nine strikeouts.
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If Martinez can squeeze in three more starts at catcher from now until the end of the summer, he'll go from an above-average but slightly-dispensable utility player to the most elite player in an extremely weak position. If you need a catcher and don't mind taking a bit of a gamble, there'd be a massive payout if he can again get a "C" next to his name.

Rickie Weeks has played just 30 games this year, but he's hitting .351 with seven RBI.
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• Kole Calhoun could be activated from the disabled list as soon as tomorrow. The 26-year-old outfielder was off to a solid start, collecting 12 runs, three homers and six RBI in his first 60 at-bats, before a bum ankle forced him to the sideline. Calhoun is likely to return to the leadoff spot in the Angels lineup, where he'll be hitting ahead of Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and eventually Josh Hamilton. He has a chance to be a stalwart run producer and is worthy of being picked up in any mixed leagues where he was dropped.

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