Bits: There's the Beckett we know and love 

April, 11, 2011
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Los Angeles Angels right-hander Jered Weaver struck out a career-high 15 batters Sunday in beating the Toronto Blue Jays, reminding fantasy owners that it was he who led the big leagues in the K's category last season. Weaver -- the new Player Rater leader as well -- is obviously a pitcher to target, despite throwing an MLB season-high 125 pitches.

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AP Photo/Winslow TownsonIn limiting the Yanks to two hits in eight shutout innings, Josh Beckett yielded only three fly-ball outs.
Boston Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett hardly seemed someone to target after his first outing, when he barely made it five innings against the Cleveland Indians, and last season he was tagged repeatedly by the New York Yankees (10.04 ERA), Sunday night's foe. Naturally, Beckett fanned 10 batters over eight shutout innings, allowing just two singles and one walk. Don't call him safe quite yet, but the talent remains.

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday returned to the field Sunday after missing more than a week following an appendectomy, and singled in a run in three at-bats. Holliday, a second-round pick in ESPN average live drafts, is safe to start in all formats moving forward. Meanwhile, Adam Dunn, sidelined by the same procedure, is expected to play this week.