Anderson, Chacin win in their returns 

August, 22, 2012
Oakland Athletics lefty Brett Anderson made a triumphant return from Tommy John surgery with seven innings of one-run ball Tuesday. Anderson struck out six Minnesota Twins and walked no one. Although his workload will be monitored the rest of the season, Anderson and his career 3.62 ERA make him interesting to own in all formats, and there is upside in keeper formats.

• Making his Athletics debut Tuesday was former Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew, who went hitless in four at-bats out of the No. 2 spot in the lineup. Drew, who badly broke his ankle in July 2011 and hit .193 for Arizona this year, is worth stashing in deeper formats. He is a potential upgrade for Oakland, but isn't likely to be productive this year. Incidentally, second baseman and 19th-round fantasy pick (according to ESPN live draft results) Jemile Weeks was demoted to Triple-A.

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Chris Trotman/Getty ImagesIan Desmond is hitting again following a mini-slump after returning from injury.
Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond homered Tuesday for the second consecutive game, and is on pace for 25 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Desmond, who was the No. 2 middle infielder in fantasy when he hit the DL a month ago because of an oblique strain, was 0-for-11 last weekend, but should be owned and active in all leagues today.