Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones came off the disabled list Sunday and went hitless in three at-bats. Jones, seemingly recovered from a calf injury and back hitting third in the lineup, saw his batting average slip below .300, but he's a reasonable option for mixed leagues considering he brings modest power and batting average. Just be prepared for the next malady.
The Braves called up right-hander Julio Teheran to replace Tim Hudson (ankle) as Sunday's starter, and for four innings things went well. Then, the Toronto Blue Jays scored six times in the fifth inning. Teheran was charged with four runs, and he's back at Triple-A Gwinnett, where his ERA is 3.15. Teheran, 21, is a decent stash for NL-only and dynasty formats, and will be heard from. Meanwhile, Hudson is expected to start Wednesday.
Minnesota Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano pitched well for five innings Sunday, continuing a recent trend, before running into trouble in the sixth. He ultimately allowed four runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings, but Liriano, sitting on one win in nine starts and five relief appearances, wasn't so bad Sunday. If you added him recently, be patient.
New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese allowed two unearned runs at Yankee Stadium Sunday, lowering his ERA to 3.69. Niese walked one and fanned six, and showed no ill effects from the rapid heartbeat that prematurely forced him from his last start. Niese is on pace for 178 strikeouts, and his 1.29 WHIP isn't a fluke. He should be owned in more than 19.9 percent of mixed leagues.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter finished a torrid week Sunday with three hits, three runs, three RBIs and his ninth home run. Hunter, who hit in the No. 2 lineup spot this weekend, hit two home runs and knocked in six Saturday. He's available in more than 40 percent of ESPN standard leagues and should be added while he's hot.
Colorado Rockies outfielder Tyler Colvin smacked a three-run homer Sunday, and like Hunter, he also swatted a pair of home runs Saturday at Coors Field. However, Colvin isn't likely to keep playing because Dexter Fowler is a regular (though hitting mainly in home games), and certainly Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer aren't sitting. If someone gets hurt, however, remember Colvin slugged 20 home runs as a rookie in 2010.