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Bits: Arencibia fill-ins, Hanley's LA debut

Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia broke his right hand Wednesday and is expected to miss six weeks. Arencibia, owned in 29 percent of ESPN standard leagues, is eighth on the Player Rater among catchers and had hit three home runs over the past three days. Fantasy owners should move on and take a look at Jesus Montero, Ryan Doumit, Wilin Rosario and Yasmani Grandal as potential replacements.

• More bad news for the Blue Jays: Left-hander Ricky Romero was tagged for eight runs Wednesday on four hits and six walks in 1 1/3 innings in the 16-0 home loss to Oakland. Romero's season ERA now stands at 5.75, and he has lost six consecutive starts. Perhaps he's hurt or mechanics are the issue, but fantasy owners no longer can rely on the No. 22 starting pitcher from ESPN average live drafts.

San Diego Padres outfielder/first baseman Jesus Guzman slugged a pair of home runs Wednesday but has been a disappointment this year after hitting .312 in the majors in 2011. Guzman is hitting .370 with four of his six home runs in July, however, so take a look at him in deeper leagues.

• Infielder Ryan Roberts homered in his Tampa Bay Rays debut after being acquired Tuesday. Roberts also walked and scored three times, and he figures to garner regular playing time while Evan Longoria remains out. Roberts, a 16th-rounder in ESPN average live drafts who was worth dropping by May, is second base-eligible and worth a look now, as he nearly reached 20 home runs and stolen bases in 2011.

• Also making his team debut Wednesday was Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop/third baseman Hanley Ramirez. Batting fifth and playing third base, Ramirez just missed a second-inning home run, settling for a triple, and later singled. The Dodgers expect Ramirez to play some shortstop as well, but the fact that he hit after Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier is telling. Trade for Ramirez with confidence, but his .249 batting average is not a fluke.

Atlanta Braves right-hander Tommy Hanson won Wednesday's game at Miami, but it wasn't pretty. Hanson walked seven and allowed seven stolen bases, yet only one run scored. Hanson was fortunate. The misleading performance points to Hanson's struggles; his July ERA is 6.99, his WHIP 1.69, though his recent strikeout rate is considerably up. Overall this would not be a good time to buy low on the universally owned Hanson.