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Fantasy baseball free-agent finds: Johnny Cueto is back on the map

Johnny Cueto allowed only one hit over five innings Tuesday in his first start of the season. Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich fractured a kneecap on Tuesday night and the baseball world -- and the fantasy one -- lost one of its signature players for the final weeks. Just a few days prior, Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez fractured a thumb and it seems unlikely he steps into a batter's box again anytime soon as well. Injuries happen, and nobody in real life or the fantasy one gives you an asterisk for them if you fall short of a championship. Move on and find a way to win regardless.

We shall continue recommending readily available hitters (more than 50 percent) and pitchers for fantasy pickups, while aiming to avoid the same players from the prior week(s) if possible. Whether your league is in its playoffs or simply in its final days of accumulating numbers, free agency remains a key part of a fantasy season. Even if you do not need some of these players, see if they are bench upgrades and add them so your competitors cannot. And good luck!