Bits: Johnny Cueto returns with a gem 

May, 9, 2011
&#8226 Cincinnati Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto tossed six scoreless innings in his season debut Sunday to beat the Chicago Cubs. Cueto, just off the DL (biceps), scattered five singles in six innings, walking one and striking out four. He's yet to deliver a top fantasy season, but he should be owned even in standard leagues.

James McDonald
US PresswireJames McDonald is slated to face the Brewers (at Milwaukee) on Friday in his next start.
&#8226 Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander James McDonald threw six scoreless innings of his own Sunday, his third consecutive quality start, to lower his ERA to 5.65. McDonald fanned eight. After a rough start to the season, he has allowed two runs over his past three outings. This might be your last chance to buy low on him.

&#8226 Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson, who leads the majors in strikeouts (among hitters), homered Sunday and had six hits combined on Saturday and Sunday. The sophomore center fielder, still on pace for more than 200 strikeouts, is hitting .224, and frustrating fantasy owners with just two stolen bases. And the BABIP that fueled his rookie campaign (.396) is still above the league average (.322) now. Don't buy low here.