Pettitte loses in return to Yankees rotation


New York Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte allowed four runs in 6⅓ innings Sunday in his first outing since 2010. It wasn't a very good performance considering the offensively challenged Seattle Mariners earned seven hits and three walks off him, but be patient. Pettitte's velocity was at 2010 levels, and he's on the right team to thrive. He remains attractive for deep leagues.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava doubled twice, knocked in three runs, scored three runs and stole a base in Sunday's 12-1 blowout win. After four games and 10 at-bats, Nava is hitting .600. Alas, Nava isn't this good, and standard-league fantasy owners should ignore him. Nava started quickly upon his 2010 recall, hitting .382 with 10 RBIs through 10 games, and finished at .242.

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier was hitless in three at-bats Sunday, but he's likely to keep playing now that Scott Rolen is on the disabled list. Frazier, 26, has hit for power in the minors and is hitting .310 with a .621 slugging percentage in limited playing time in 2012. Unless manager Dusty Baker uses Miguel Cairo at third base, Frazier gets his chance, so those in deep leagues should watch closely.

Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker allowed two runs in 5⅔ innings Sunday, ultimately losing to Justin Verlander, but the rookie boasts a 2.10 ERA after four starts. Parker has yet to allow three runs in a start. He walked four Sunday and five in his previous outing -- if that continues, success likely won't -- but Parker remains worth using in all leagues next time out, likely in San Francisco.

Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Ted Lilly has an ERA of 2.11 after six starts. He won again Sunday, upping his mark to 5-0 by allowing four earned runs in 6⅓ innings. It was Lilly's first outing in which he allowed three runs. Overall, his WHIP is 0.97, and since his WHIP was a sturdy 1.15 last season, don't view him as a sell-high choice.

Chicago Cubs outfielder Tony Campana singled three times and stole his eighth base Sunday. Campana, hitting .350, has done this in 20 games. He doesn't offer power and he's not facing many left-handers, but Campana is a strong source for steals, even in mixed leagues.