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  • Corey Seager Hits 10th Homer Of May Tuesday

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    Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager continued his strong offensive month in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks, going 1-for-3 with a three-run home run, a walk, and two strikeouts. Seager put his team ahead for good in the fifth inning, ambushing a Brandon Pfaadt breaking pitch into the left-field seats. The 30-year-old's season numbers leave a little to be desired in batting average, but he has put together an excellent May, slashing .287/.388/.644 with 10 HR and 19 RBI in 84 at-bats. Seager has been a top fantasy contributor throughout his career when healthy, and it appears that he has gotten things back on the right track for 2024.

    May 29 · Source via Texas Rangers Corey Seager
  • Kirby Yates Earns Eighth Save Of Season Tuesday

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    Texas Rangers relief pitcher Kirby Yates managed to secure his eighth save of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks. Yates came in to pitch the top of the ninth inning up by two. He got the first two outs on a ground-out and strikeout, allowed a walk and a single, and ended the game with another strikeout. The 37-year-old veteran has pitched very well this season, converting all of his save opportunities with a 0.90 ERA, an 11.25 K/9 rate, and a 4.50 BB/9 rate. However, he has only seen one-third of the team's save opportunities in May with three. This is frustrating from a fantasy perspective, as he has clearly been the best performer. Hopefully, this will translate into a more commanding lead over the closer's role.

    May 29 · Source via Closers Texas Rangers Kirby Yates
  • David Fry Hits Three-Run Homer Tuesday

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    Cleveland Guardians utilityman David Fry continued his strong offensive season in Tuesday's 13-7 win over the Rockies. Fry played left field, going 3-for-5 with two singles, a three-run home run, and a stolen base. The 28-year-old is eligible to play multiple positions, notably including catcher, and has provided a bit of everything in his playing time. He is now slashing .357/.492/.622 with seven HR, 23 RBI, and four stolen bases in 128 plate appearances and has earned regular playing time in May. Fry is currently rostered in 76 percent of leagues, meaning he may still be available in some roto leagues or points leagues where fantasy managers are looking for a hot bat to plug into their lineups.

    May 29 · Source via Cleveland Guardians David Fry
  • Josh Naylor Homers Twice, Plates Five Tuesday

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    Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor had a huge night at the plate in Tuesday's 13-7 win over the Rockies. Naylor took advantage of the thin air, going 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a three-run HR, and a walk. The 26-year-old has provided the power fantasy managers were expecting but not the batting average and is now slashing .234/.321/.510 with 15 HR and 40 RBI in 221 plate appearances. It is hard to complain about the average when Naylor has provided so many counting stats and it appears that he has gotten unlucky on balls in play, as he has hit the ball hard but has a .205 BABIP. All of this points to continued fantasy production with the chance for positive regression.

    May 29 · Source via Cleveland Guardians Josh Naylor
  • Mitch Spence Earns Win In Scoreless Performance

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    Oakland Athletics pitcher Mitch Spence improved to 4-2 in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Rays. Spence pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit and one walk with four strikeouts. The 26-year-old started the season in the bullpen but has made three consecutive starts, compiling a solid 2.08 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 13 IP. He will need some time to get stretched out and his first two starts lasted 4 2/3 IP and three IP. This may limit Spence's fantasy value in the short term, but he could become an interesting fantasy option if he continues to pitch well. He will be tested in his next projected start, which will be a tough matchup at the Braves. Fantasy managers should wait to see more from Spence before trusting him and should wait until he draws a more favorable matchup.

    May 29 · Source via Oakland Athletics Mitch Spence
  • Jake Irvin Fans 10 In No-Decision Tuesday

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    Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jake Irvin turned in another strong performance in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Braves. Irvin pitched six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts. The 27-year-old has been a valuable fantasy option this season, going 2-5 with a 3.43 ERA, a 7.71 K/9 rate, and a 1.57 BB/9 rate in 11 starts and 63 IP. Six of his 11 starts have been quality starts, including three of five May starts. Irvin is rostered in just eight percent of leagues, so he is available for all fantasy managers looking for a solid back-of-rotation addition or a potential streamer in deeper leagues. That could come into play as early as his next scheduled start, which will be a decent matchup at the Guardians.

    May 29 · Source via Washington Nationals Jake Irvin
  • Raisel Iglesias Notches 13th Save Tuesday

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    Atlanta Braves closer Raisel Iglesias picked up his 13th save of the season in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Nationals. Iglesias entered the game to pitch the top of the ninth inning up by two and delivered a 1-2-3 performance with two strikeouts. The 34-year-old has been pretty much what fantasy managers were expecting this season, converting all but two save opportunities with a 2.21 ERA in 20 1/3 innings pitched. His 7.08 K/9 rate is a dip from his career average, which may be due to a lack of chases and swings-and-misses. However, fantasy managers will live with that as long as Iglesias continues to anchor the end of games for one of baseball's better teams.

    May 29 · Source via Closers Atlanta Braves Raisel Iglesias
  • Yankees Activate DJ LeMahieu, Outright Kevin Smith

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    DJ LeMahieu is set to make his season debut, as the Yankees reinstated him from the 60-day injured list before tonight's game in Anaheim. New York outrighted infielder Kevin Smith off the 40-man roster in a corresponding move; Smith has already elected minor league free agency in lieu of an assignment back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. New...

    May 28 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Yankees DJ LeMahieu Kevin Smith
  • Francisco Lindor Injures Finger On Bunt Attempt

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    New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (finger) hurt his left index finger on his bunt attempt late in the loss in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. Lindor's finger was swollen and looked painful, but he said X-rays came back negative for any breaks. The 30-year-old left-handed hitter clubbed a two-run home run in the Game 1 loss and went 1-for-4 in the nightcap of the twin bill, so it's clearly not a serious injury he's dealing with. However, the Mets could certainly give him the day off in Wednesday's series finale, so fantasy managers need to be on the looking to see if Lindor is in the starting lineup. Lindor went 2-for-9 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in the doubleheader on Tuesday to extend his current hitting streak to seven games.

    May 28 · Source via New York Mets Francisco Lindor
  • Giants Designate Ryan McKenna, Drew Pomeranz For Assignment

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    The Giants made a series of transactions today, with Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area among those to relay them on X. Right-hander Spencer Howard and first baseman Trenton Brooks have been selected to the roster, while infielder/outfielder Tyler Fitzgerald has been recalled. In corresponding moves, first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. has been placed...

    May 28 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects San Francisco Giants Ryan McKenna Trenton Brooks Tyler Fitzgerald Spencer Howard Drew Pomeranz
  • Keider Montero Coming Up For Wednesday's Doubleheader

    According to a source, the Detroit Tigers are calling up pitching prospect Keider Montero from Triple-A Toledo to be the 27th man on Wednesday for their doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nothing is official yet, but it looks like Detroit's No. 7 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, will make his major-league debut on Wednesday in a spot start in one of the games of a doubleheader after Tuesday's contest in Pittsburgh was rained out. Montero is getting his first major-league call-up after going 0-1 with a 4.40 ERA and 1.47 WHIP with 17 walks and 36 strikeouts over 30 2/3 innings and nine starts for Toledo. The 23-year-old Venezuelan hurler can spin the ball with the best of them, but his struggles to control his secondary pitches and his vulnerability to the long ball will make him a risky fantasy streaming option in his MLB debut. And there's a good chance he'll be sent back to Toledo after Wednesday's game.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Keider Montero
  • Vinnie Pasquantino Has Leg Contusion

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    Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino (leg) left Tuesday night's game against the Minnesota Twins early with a lower left-leg contusion. X-rays came back negative and he is considered day-to-day for now. Pasquantino collided with Twins outfielder Byron Buxton in the third inning and took a knee to the shin that forced him to hit the showers early. Thankfully, the injury doesn't appear to be very serious, although the 26-year-old left-handed-hitting first baseman could get the day off on Wednesday as a precaution. Before leaving the game, Pasquantino struck out in his only plate appearance to drop his season average to .224. Salvador Perez moved from catcher to first base to replace Pasquantino. He has looked better at the plate in May, but he also hasn't homered since May 9.

    May 28 · Source via Kansas City Royals Vinnie Pasquantino
  • Freddie Freeman Homers With Three RBI In Matinee

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    Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman enjoyed a big day at the plate in Tuesday's win over the hosting New York Mets during Game 1 of a doubleheader, belting his sixth home run of the season with three RBI. After an RBI single in the eighth inning off left-hander Jake Diekman, Freeman buried the Mets with a two-run homer to right off right-hander Jorge Lopez that extended the Dodgers' lead in the 10th inning. The power hasn't really been there thus far this year for the 34-year-old fantasy sensation, who's still quietly slashing .291/.394/.461 with six long balls, 33 RBI, and one stolen base through 57 games as LA's everyday No. 3 hitter in a stacked lineup. With that said, Freeman remains a set-and-forget fantasy play on a daily basis and should pick things up soon.

    May 28 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Freddie Freeman
  • Tylor Megill Dominates Dodgers In Game 1

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    New York Mets starting pitcher Tylor Megill took a tough-luck no-decision in Tuesday's loss to the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers during the matinee of a twin bill, throwing seven scoreless innings on three hits and one walk with nine strikeouts. Megill impressively held down a vaunted Dodgers lineup in Game 1 on Tuesday, delivering one of the best performances of his career. The big 28-year-old right-hander has been limited to three starts for the Mets this year, but he's been very effective when healthy with a 1.69 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 20:6 K:BB over 16 innings. Sunday's series finale at home against the disappointing Arizona Diamondbacks marks Megill's next projected start, and he'll carry a decent level of streaming appeal for fantasy purposes in that one to close the week.

    May 28 · Source via New York Mets Tylor Megill
  • TJ Friedl Takes Live Batting Practice Tuesday

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    Cincinnati Reds outfielder TJ Friedl (thumb) took live batting practice before Tuesday's matchup against the division-rival St. Louis Cardinals. After taking swings against a high-velocity pitching machine on Monday, Friedl was also scheduled to run the bases and do some throwing on Tuesday. Manager David Bell has previously noted that Friedl could be reinstated from the injured list as soon as Wednesday's series finale against the Cardinals, and the outfielder looks to be making good progress from a fractured left thumb. It's been a stop-start season for the 28-year-old left-handed hitter, who missed a large chunk of time to begin the campaign due to injury and has gone just 4-for-22 (.182) with two RBI, two runs scored, and two stolen bases when healthy in six outings, but Friedl's power/speed potential with the ability to hit for average atop Cincinnati's lineup at a hitter-friendly ballpark offers him plenty of upside as a fantasy stash.

    May 28 · Source via Cincinnati Reds TJ Friedl
  • Dean Kremer Expected To Play Catch Soon

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    Baltimore Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said prior to Tuesday's game against the division-rival Boston Red Sox that starting pitcher Dean Kremer (triceps) is continuing to improve. Kremer isn't experiencing as much soreness as he recovers from a strained right triceps, and he's expected to play catch "soon." The 28-year-old right-hander is a streaming option in fantasy when healthy, as evidenced by his serviceable 4.32 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 49:18 K:BB, and a career-best .204 average against over nine starts (50 innings) in 2024, but that doesn't mean he's a must-stash player. Veterans Albert Suarez and Cole Irvin will help plug up Baltimore's banged-up rotation in the meantime, and both hurlers will be worth streaming during the upcoming weekend set at home against the Tampa Bay Rays.

    May 28 · Source via Baltimore Orioles Dean Kremer
  • Bobby Miller To Make Another Rehab Start This Weekend

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Bobby Miller's (shoulder) next minor-league rehab start will come either on Friday or Saturday. Miller will throw four innings during that outing, and then the Dodgers will evaluate where he's at his in his recovery from inflammation in his right shoulder. After throwing 55 pitches and allowing three runs over three innings in his first rehab start with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday, Miller will likely need at least one more outing in the minors following this weekend's appearance before he re-enters LA's rotation. Although the 25-year-old fire-balling right-hander has given up seven runs over 11 2/3 innings this season, his 18:6 K:BB and top-notch strikeout upside makes him a must-stash fantasy asset with a mid-June return appearing likely. 2023 top prospect Gavin Stone will remain worth streaming in favorable matchups until Miller is back in the mix.

    May 28 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Bobby Miller
  • Josh Lowe Resumes All Baseball Activities

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    Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Josh Lowe (oblique) resumed all baseball activities prior to Tuesday's game against the visiting Oakland Athletics, going through a full workout on the field and a full program in the batting cage. Both Lowe and the Rays are pleased with his progress as he works his way through a strained right oblique, and the outfielder said he will now ramp up his activity every day. Lowe still has to hit against a high-velocity pitching machine and throw to bases at game speed, but he expects to be ready to return to Tampa Bay's outfield by the time he's first eligible to return, which would be during the first week of June. The 26-year-old left-handed slugger got a late start to the season due to injury, slashing a mediocre .240/.296/.440 with two home runs, three RBI, and five runs scored through just 50 at-bats (14 games), but his five-category fantasy upside in the top-third of Tampa's lineup makes him a must-stash player in all leagues.

    May 28 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Josh Lowe
  • Zach Eflin Set To Throw Bullpen Session Thursday

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    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Zach Eflin (back) played catch again ahead of Tuesday's contest against the visiting Oakland Athletics. The plan is for Eflin to throw a bullpen session on Thursday, which would mark his first activity from the mound since the Rays placed the hurler on the injured list on May 20 due to inflammation in his lower back. It's not yet known if Eflin will require a brief minor-league rehab assignment before rejoining Tampa Bay's rotation, but he's on course to return sometime in early-to-mid June if all continues to go smoothly in his throwing progression. While the big 30-year-old right-hander owns a disappointing 4.12 ERA over 59 innings in 2024 following a career season in 2023, his 44:4 K:BB across 10 starts means Eflin needs to be stashed in fantasy leagues of all shapes and sizes.

    May 28 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Zach Eflin
  • Vinnie Pasquantino Leaves With Apparent Injury

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    Kansas City Royals first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino (leg) exited Tuesday's game against the division-rival Minnesota Twins with an apparent injury to his foot or lower leg. Pasquantino collided with Twins outfielder Byron Buxton, who was trying to beat out an infield single in the third inning, and he gingerly walked off the field. Freddy Fermin came into catch, with Salvador Perez shifting over to first base to replace Pasquantino. The Royals will further evaluate Pasquantino and provide an official diagnosis sometime either during or after Tuesday's contest. The 26-year-old left-handed slugger has put together an up-and-down season, slashing a pedestrian .224/.307/.388 with five home runs, 33 RBI, and 25 runs scored over 53 games (183 at-bats) as KC's everyday No. 3 batter.

    May 28 · Source via Kansas City Royals Vinnie Pasquantino
  • Creed Willems Flashing Raw Power

    Baltimore Orioles catching prospect Creed Willems has been showcasing his elite raw power once again this season at High-A and could be joining Double-A in the coming months. Through the first 38 games, the 20-year-old is riding a .227/.299/.500 with nine long balls and seven doubles. He is on pace to smash his previous season-high of 17 home runs he set across Single and High-A last summer. While his power is worth paying attention to, he still needs to continue to lower his strikeout rate if he wants to reach Double-A this summer. Last season, he posted a hefty 27.7% K rate at High-A, and this season, it has dropped slightly to a 21.0% K rate. Nonetheless, the young backstop is still several seasons away from a major league debut and should remain on all waiver wires for the foreseeable future.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Creed Willems
  • Alex Ramirez Showing Elite Speed

    New York Mets outfield prospect Alex Ramirez is on pace to smash his previous career-high in stolen bases this season. Currently, through 39 games with Double-A, the 21-year-old has already stolen 19 bases. His previous season-high was 21 swiped bags in 2022. In the batter's box he has posted a solid .247/.318/.351 line with two long balls and 22 RBI. MLB Pipeline ranks the outfielder as the number 16 prospect in Queens and projects him to reach the majors sometime next season. Dynasty managers should continue to monitor Ramirez as he is developing into one of the best base stealers in the minor leagues.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects New York Mets Alex Ramirez
  • White Sox Place Mike Clevinger On IL Due To Elbow Inflammation

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    White Sox announced that right-hander Mike Clevinger has been placed on the 15-day injured list due to right elbow inflammation, retroactive to May 25. Fellow righty Jake Woodford has been selected to the roster and will start tonight's game in Clevinger's place. Left-hander Sammy Peralta has been designated for assignment to open a 40-man spot...

    May 28 · MLB Trade Rumors Chicago White Sox Mike Clevinger Sammy Peralta Jake Woodford
  • Spencer Giesting Dominant At High-A

    Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitching prospect Spencer Giesting has been nearly unhittable at High-A this season and is nearing a promotion to Double-A. In seven starts (41 innings), he has posted a 0.66 ERA, 0.73 WHIP, and 10:46 BB:K ratio. This is a significant improvement over his 4.00 ERA and 1.46 WHIP he held across 117 innings at High-A last summer. In his most recent outing, the 22-year-old tallied a season-high 13 punchouts across seven shutout innings. Giesting should be left on all waiver wires for now, but he could be worth stashing towards the end of the summer in dynasty leagues if he carries this momentum into Double-A.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Arizona Diamondbacks Spencer Giesting
  • Andrew Walters Joins Triple-A

    Cleveland Guardians pitching prospect Andrew Walters is moving up to Triple-A after logging just 20 innings with Double-A. This was his first season in the minor leagues, and he is already fast approaching his major league debut. Walters operated exclusively as a relief pitcher for Double-A Akron this season, posting a stellar 1.35 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 8:38 BB:K ratio, and tallied two saves. The 2023 draft pick allowed just three earned runs this season and posted 15 shutout innings. Walters is ranked as the number 24 prospect in the Cleveland system on MLB Pipeline and could eventually grow into a closer role in the major leagues down the road.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Cleveland Guardians Andrew Walters
  • Brandon Young Promoted To Triple-A

    Baltimore Orioles starting pitching prospect Brandon Young was promoted to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday. Young performed well in his third stint at Double-A this season and will now look to carry the momentum into his Triple-A debut. This season, Young made six starts and logged a 4.09 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and a stellar 4:36 BB:K ratio. The 25-year-old has made significant strides in improving his walk rate over the course of the previous two seasons. In 2021, he posted a 15:54 BB:K ratio at Single-A and even a 6:23 ratio last summer at Double-A. He posted a career-best K-BB% of 36.4% at Double-A through the first month of the season and looks to have taken a large step forward. Dynasty managers should continue to monitor him to see if he continues to show strong command with Norfolk.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Baltimore Orioles Brandon Young
  • Blue Jays Reinstate Chad Green, Option Erik Swanson To Triple-A

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    The Toronto Blue Jays reinstated right-hander Chad Green (shoulder) from the 15-day injured list on Tuesday and optioned right-hander Erik Swanson to Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move. Green will be available out of the bullpen for Toronto for Tuesday night's game in Chicago against the White Sox for the first time since being put on the injured list in mid-April with a right-shoulder strain. The 33-year-old veteran tossed three scoreless innings on a minor-league rehab start with Buffalo and should be ready to immediately jump into his late-inning setup role in front of closer Jordan Romano. Green is valuable in holds leagues and as a handcuff to Romano. Swanson has come apart in 2024 and will look for answers on the farm. The 30-year-old has allowed 14 earned runs on 20 hits (five homers) while walking four and fanning 10 in 13 2/3 relief innings in 2024.

    May 28 · Source via Closers Toronto Blue Jays Chad Green Erik Swanson
  • Merrill Kelly Expected To Begin A Throwing Program Next Week

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    Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said that right-hander Merrill Kelly (shoulder) is expected to start his throwing program next week. It's positive news for Kelly, but he still has a ways to go while recovering from a right-shoulder strain and may not make it back to Arizona's starting rotation until around the All-Star break in mid-July. Before going on a minor-league rehab assignment, the 35-year-old veteran needs to build his arm back up and throw off the mound at least a handful of times. Based on the way Kelly had looked early in 2024 before going on the shelf, he should be stashed in most fantasy leagues until he returns to fully healthy. Kelly is currently 2-0 this year with a 2.19 ERA and 0.93 WHIP with 21 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings over his four starts.

    May 28 · Source via Arizona Diamondbacks Merrill Kelly
  • Geraldo Perdomo To Get Into Live Games "Very Shortly"

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    Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said that the team is planning to get shortstop Geraldo Perdomo (knee) into live games "very, very shortly" as he continues his rehab process. Perdomo has taken live at-bats but hasn't run the bases yet. Once the 24-year-old shortstop is cleared to go on a minor-league rehab assignment, he might not be far away from being reinstated from the injured list to rejoin Arizona's big-league roster. Still, fantasy managers shouldn't expect him to return until the calendar flips to June. When he's back in the desert, Perdomo should take over regular duties at the 6 for the D-backs. He was hitting .250 (6-for-24) with no homers and two RBI at the time of his injury in early April. Kevin Newman and Blaze Alexander have seen playing time at shortstop since Perdomo went down. Perdomo will first start playing in live games in the Arizona Complex League before likely going on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno.

    May 28 · Source via Arizona Diamondbacks Geraldo Perdomo Blaze Alexander Kevin Newman
  • Brandon Woodruff Plays Catch Tuesday

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    Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff (shoulder) was seen playing catch on Tuesday before the team's game against the visiting division-rival Chicago Cubs. Woodruff has already declared himself out for all of the 2024 season after he had surgery to fix the anterior capsule in his right shoulder, but it's good news to hear that he's already started a throwing program. Despite having surgery last fall, the Brewers signed the 31-year-old veteran to a two-year, $7.5 million deal. Barring a setback as he ramps up his throwing program, Woodruff should start throwing off a mound at some point this summer as he looks to be full-go for spring training next year. When healthy, Woodruff is a high-end fantasy starter in all formats. In 11 starts before he was shut down last year, he went 5-1 with a stingy 2.28 ERA and 0.82 WHIP with 15 walks and 74 K's in 11 starts (67 frames).

    May 28 · Source via Milwaukee Brewers Brandon Woodruff
  • Reds Designate Brett Kennedy For Assignment

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    The Reds announced today that they have activated left-hander Alex Young from the 60-day injured list, with right-hander Brett Kennedy designated for assignment as the corresponding move. Kennedy, 29, signed a minor league deal with the Reds in the offseason. He was just selected to the roster last week but he didn't get into a...

    May 28 · MLB Trade Rumors Cincinnati Reds Brett Kennedy Alex Young
  • Rhys Hoskins Could Return Next Week

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    Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Rhys Hoskins (hamstring) was running on the field on Tuesday and has some more strides to make in that area literally and figuratively, but it's not out of the question that he is activated from the injured list in time for a return to Philadelphia next week to face the Phillies, according to manager Pat Murphy. The Brew Crew starts a three-game series in Philly next Monday night. The 31-year-old Hoskins will return to regular duties at first base for the Brewers when he's ready to return from a strained right hamstring that landed him on the injured list on May 14. The former fifth-round pick by the Phillies in 2014 out of Sacramento State missed all of last year due to a torn ACL that he suffered in spring training with the Phils. He was hitting .233/.340/.474 with an .813 OPS, nine home runs and 27 RBI in 133 at-bats before his injury.

    May 28 · Source via Milwaukee Brewers Rhys Hoskins
  • Tyler O'Neill Undergoing More Tests On His Knee

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    Boston Red Sox outfielder Tyler O'Neill (knee) was sent back to Boston to get more imaging done on his right knee on Wednesday, which means that he won't be available for fantasy managers for the series finale against the Baltimore Orioles. It remains to be seen if O'Neill will be ready to play on Thursday for the start of a series versus the visiting Detroit Tigers. Manager Alex Cora said the additional tests are more for reassurance than the team fearing anything is significantly wrong with O'Neill, but it opens up more of a possibility that the 28-year-old will be forced to go on the injured list. O'Neill was forced to miss his third straight game with his knee injury and has slowed down at the plate since a hot month of April. If he's forced to miss more time going into the weekend, it will only benefit Rob Refsnyder, who has been swinging a hot bat in 2024 in limited action.

    May 28 · Source via Boston Red Sox Tyler O'Neill
  • Athletics Designate Tyler Nevin For Assignment

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    The Athletics announced today that they have reinstated infielder Aledmys Díaz from the 60-day injured list. In a corresponding move, infielder/outfielder Tyler Nevin has been designated for assignment. It's an unwelcome birthday present for Nevin, who will reach the age of 27 tomorrow, likely while in DFA limbo. He landed with the A's earlier this...

    May 28 · MLB Trade Rumors Oakland Athletics Tyler Nevin
  • Chase DeLauter Returning To Double-A Lineup

    Cleveland Guardians outfield prospect Chase DeLauter (foot) is set to return to the lineup ahead of Tuesday's game for Double-A Akron. The 22-year-old top prospect was able to avoid surgery to repair a fracture in his left foot. However, DeLauter still missed nearly a month of action due to the injury. DeLauter has been looking like a star and should make it to the big leagues at some point next season. He is the team's top prospect, per MLB Pipeline.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Cleveland Guardians Chase DeLauter
  • Max Scherzer Scheduled To Throw On Wednesday

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (thumb) is scheduled to throw a "full" bullpen session on Wednesday. This seems like good news after the veteran right-hander was pulled off a rehab assignment earlier this month due to a nerve issue. The hope is that Scherzer can ramp up his activities and start a rehab assignment in early June. There is no current timetable for Scherzer, but at least this sounds like Scherzer is headed in the right direction.

    May 28 · Source via Texas Rangers Max Scherzer
  • Evan Carter Placed On Injured List

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    Texas Rangers rookie outfielder Evan Carter (back) has been placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday. The Rangers will basically swap outfielders with Wyatt Langford (hamstring) coming on the injured list on Tuesday. Carter was struggling heavily at the plate, so some time off could be a good idea for him. The 21-year-old was in the middle of an 0-for-21 hitless streak before going down due to back tightness. The assumption is that Langford is going to gain a majority of the playing time.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Evan Carter
  • Wyatt Langford Returning On Tuesday

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    Texas Rangers outfielder Wyatt Langford (hamstring) has been activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. This is great news as Langford is set to play his first game since going down three weeks ago due to a hamstring injury. The 22-year-old hasn't been great this season with a .224/.295/.293 slash line with one home run and 11 RBI in 31 games. However, Langford has all the tools to be a star in the big leagues. He should get plenty of chances with fellow outfielder Evan Carter (back) going on the injured list on Tuesday.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Texas Rangers Wyatt Langford
  • Nathan Eovaldi Activated, Starting On Tuesday

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    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (groin) has been activated from the 15-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The right-hander is set to take the mound on Tuesday following a three-week absence due to a lingering groin issue. Before going down, Eovaldi was pitching well in the middle of the Rangers rotation. He'll carry a 2.61 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 44/19 K/BB ratio through seven starts into Tuesday's game. He should be a viable streaming option in most fantasy formats.

    May 28 · Source via Texas Rangers Nathan Eovaldi
  • LaMonte Wade Jr. Officially Placed On Injured List

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    San Francisco Giants first baseman/outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. (hamstring) has been placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. The Giants expect him to miss around a month of action. This was expected to happen after Wade suffered a hamstring injury during Monday's game. This is a shame, considering Wade has been an on-base machine this season. Wilmer Flores figures to see increased playing time at first base for the Gigantes with Wade set to miss time. Trenton Brooks is at first on Tuesday and is hitting ninth against Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler.

    May 28 · Source via San Francisco Giants LaMonte Wade
  • Ohtani progressing in recovery from TJ surgery

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    While Shohei Ohtani has remained one of the most productive hitters in the majors this season, he continues making progress in his recovery to getting back on the mound after Tommy John surgery.

    May 28 · ESPN Los Angeles Dodgers Shohei Ohtani
  • Erik Miller To Serve As Giants Opener

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    San Francisco Giants left-hander Erik Miller (calf), who was unavailable due to a sore calf over the weekend, will serve as the team's opener on Tuesday night against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. Triple-A Sacramento right-hander Spencer Howard was being discussed as a candidate to be promoted to pitch in a bulk capacity. Miller, a 26-year-old rookie, tossed a scoreless inning in Monday's win over the Phillies but hasn't gone more than 1 2/3 innings in any of his first 26 major-league appearances this year, which includes two opening assignments already this year. Because he probably won't go more than one inning in this contest, he's completely off the streaming radar. Miller currently has a 4.38 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 14 walks and 31 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings in his rookie season.

    May 28 · Source via San Francisco Giants Erik Miller
  • DJ LeMahieu Hitting Ninth In Season Debut

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    In his 2024 debut with the New York Yankees on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels and right-hander Griffin Canning, DJ LeMahieu (foot) is starting at third base and batting ninth. LeMahieu has yet to play this year due to a non-displaced fracture of his right foot that he suffered not long before Opening Day on March. The 35-year-old infielder could be eased back into starting duties at the hot corner in the Bronx, but eventually, he's expected to be the Yankees' everyday third baseman. Fantasy managers won't complain to have LeMahieu back as infield depth, but a permanent move to the bottom of New York's batting order will limit his counting-stat upside tremendously. The three-time All-Star is trying to bounce back from last year, when he hit .243/.327/.390 with 15 homers and 44 RBI in 136 games.

    May 28 · Source via New York Yankees DJ LeMahieu
  • Jake Woodford Called Up To Start Against Toronto

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    The Chicago White Sox called up right-hander Jake Woodford from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday in order to make a spot start against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays after the team placed right-hander Mike Clevinger (elbow) on the 15-day injured list. Woodford, 27, will be making his 19th career MLB start and first with Chicago in the big leagues after spending his first four big-league seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals from 2020-23. In 10 starts at Charlotte this year, he's gone 1-3 with a 5.26 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with 17 walks and 42 K's in 49 2/3 innings. In his four years with the Cardinals, Woodford had a 4.29 ERA (4.94 FIP) and 1.37 WHIP with a poor 15.1% strikeout rate in 80 appearances (18 starts). Woodford will be a poor streaming option on Tuesday but could be worth a look in AL-only leagues if he makes more than one spot start in the wake of Clevinger's injury.

    May 28 · Source via Chicago White Sox Jake Woodford
  • Mike Clevinger Heads To Injured List With Elbow Soreness

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    The Chicago White Sox are placing right-hander Mike Clevinger (elbow) on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to May 25) on Tuesday due to right-elbow soreness after he was scratched from his scheduled start against the Toronto Blue Jays. With Clevinger out, the White Sox have recalled Jake Woodford from Triple-A Charlotte to make the spot start on Tuesday. The 33-year-old Clevinger got a late start to the year after re-signing with the White Sox after spring training had already started and hasn't looked very good in his four starts in 2024, going 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA and 1.94 WHIP with nine walks and 15 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched. Clevinger could be stream-worthy in deeper fantasy leagues once he returns healthy, but managers in shallow-mixed leagues can continue to ignore him. If Woodford pitches well against Toronto on Tuesday, he could stick around for another spot start.

    May 28 · Source via Chicago White Sox Mike Clevinger
  • Michael Harris II In Leadoff Spot On Tuesday

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    Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Harris II is starting in center field and is batting leadoff on Tuesday against the visiting Washington Nationals and right-hander Jake Irvin. Now that All-Star outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (knee) is out for the rest of the year with another torn ACL, Harris could be the club's regular leadoff hitter when they face a right-handed pitcher, which would drastically improve his fantasy upside the rest of the way in 2024. The former third-rounder in 2019 currently has a .261/.299/.379 slash line with five home runs, 17 RBI, eight stolen bases and 23 runs scored in his 203 at-bats. Harris is riding a modest four-game hitting streak heading into Tuesday's contest, going 6-for-15 (all singles) during that span with no RBI and a stolen base. He has a hit and an RBI in two career at-bats against Irvin.

    May 28 · Source via Atlanta Braves Michael Harris
  • Yandy Diaz Drops To Two-Hole

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    Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Yandy Diaz has been dropped from leadoff to the two-hole on Tuesday against the visiting Oakland Athletics and right-hander Mitch Spence. Outfielder Richie Palacios is starting in right field and will take over the leadoff duties for Diaz. Almost all of Diaz's at-bats this year have come in the top spot of the batting order for the Rays, but his move down one spot comes during what has so far been a disappointing year for Diaz's standards. He's batting .249/.316/.354 with four home runs, 25 RBI and 22 runs scored in 231 plate appearances. However, Diaz has been more himself this month, going 26-for-91 (.286) with three homers, five doubles and 14 RBI in 23 games. The move down one spot in the batting order shouldn't worry fantasy managers at all. Diaz has never faced Spence in his career.

    May 28 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Yandy Diaz
  • Pirates Place Joey Bart On 10-Day Injured List

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    The Pittsburgh Pirates placed catcher Joey Bart (thumb) on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to May 27) on Tuesday and selected the contract of catcher Grant Koch from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move. It's unclear exactly what the specific nature of Bart's thumb injury is, but he hurt his thumb on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves and was removed early. With former first-rounder Henry Davis still working on his swing at Indianapolis, Koch will head to the big leagues to serve as veteran Yasmani Grandal's backup in Pittsburgh for however long Bart remains on the IL. Bart was a first-round bust with the San Francisco Giants but has already looked better in 22 games with the Bucs, hitting .267 (16-for-60) with four homers and 12 RBI. When he's healthy, he could be the odd-man out if Davis returns to Pittsburgh before he comes off the IL.

    May 28 · Source via Pittsburgh Pirates Joey Bart
  • Tyler O'Neill Still Out Tuesday

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    Boston Red Sox outfielder Tyler O'Neill (knee) remains out of the starting lineup on Tuesday as the team takes on the Orioles in Baltimore at Camden Yards. O'Neill will now miss his third straight game with a sore knee that kept him out of a couple of games over the weekend. The 28-year-old's injury seems very minor, though, so he should be considered day-to-day with a shot at returning as soon as Wednesday. With O'Neill out again on Tuesday, Rob Refsnyder will serve as the designated hitter and will bat third in the lineup versus Orioles right-hander Grayson Rodriguez. After a strong start in his first year in Beantown, O'Neill has cooled off some and is now slashing .236/.343/.500 with an .843 OPS, 11 homers and 17 RBI in 148 at-bats. Refsnyder has been great so far for Boston, going 24-for-71 (.338), but he lacks power upside that fantasy managers are looking for.

    May 28 · Source via Boston Red Sox Tyler O'Neill
  • Shohei Ohtani Won't Play In Game 2 Against Mets

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    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that designated hitter Shohei Ohtani will not start the second game of the team's doubleheader on Tuesday against the hosting New York Mets at Citi Field. Catcher Will Smith will serve as the DH for the nightcap of the twin bill, with Austin Barnes likely doing the catching against Mets veteran left-hander Jose Quintana. Ohtani is the DH and is batting in the two-hole for Game 1 against Mets right-hander Tylor Megill, but he'll get to rest in the second game with a southpaw on the mound. It's been a pretty successful year at the plate so far for the two-way superstar in his first year in LA, as Ohtani currently leads the league in average (.336), slugging percentage (.621), OPS (1.024) and total bases (131) while also adding 13 homers, 35 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 53 games.

    May 28 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Shohei Ohtani
  • Jett Williams Receives Another Cortisone Shot

    New York Mets shortstop prospect Jett Williams (wrist) received a second cortisone injection in his right wrist, according to president of baseball operations David Stearns. If his latest injection doesn't help, the Mets will have to consider surgery for the infielder. It's unclear how long surgery would keep the 20-year-old out of action, but there's a chance it could end his 2024 campaign. Williams had his first cortisone injection in early May. In addition to his wrist injury, Williams was hitting just .180/.360/.308 with no homers, two RBI and two stolen bases in 11 games played for Double-A Binghamton before his injury. The Mets' top prospect, per MLB Pipeline, bats from the right side and also has played the outfield. Williams doesn't have tons of raw power but commands the strike zone and could surface in the big leagues as early as next year, perhaps at second base.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects New York Mets Jett Williams
  • Kodai Senga Plays Catch Wednesday

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    New York Mets right-hander Kodai Senga (shoulder) was on the field playing catch on Tuesday before the first game of a doubleheader against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers for the first time since he was shut down for a few days due to another setback with his right arm. Senga remains on the 60-day injured list due to a posterior right-capsule strain. The 31-year-old received a cortisone injection last week and will now resume a throwing program that will likely take six weeks. If Senga can avoid any further setbacks, the Japanese hurler still may not make his 2024 debut for the Mets until after the All-Star break. Given all the time he's missed, he's going to need a lengthy minor-league rehab assignment, and the Mets certainly aren't going to rush him back. He's been a huge disappointment so far this year for fantasy managers, but Senga must remain stashed in an IL spot in all leagues.

    May 28 · Source via New York Mets Kodai Senga
  • Braves To Promote Spencer Schwellenbach

    The Braves are calling up pitching prospect Spencer Schwellenbach for his major league debut, Robert Murray of FanSided reports. He'll make his big league debut in a start tomorrow. Atlanta will need to formally select the contract of Schwellenbach, who's not yet on the 40-man roster. The Braves already have one open 40-man spot and...

    May 28 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Atlanta Braves Spencer Schwellenbach
  • Harrison Bader Out For Game 1 Of Doubleheader

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    New York Mets outfielder Harrison Bader will take a seat for Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. With Nimmo out, Tyrone Taylor will play center field and bat in the six-hole against hard-throwing right-hander Tyler Glasnow. Bader should be back in the lineup for the nightcap to face Dodgers right-hander Gavin Stone. The 29-year-old has only cleared the fences two times this year while driving in 16 and scoring 17 runs in 147 at-bats, but fantasy managers aren't complaining about his .279 batting average (41-for-147) or his eight stolen bases. Bader has value in all fantasy leagues given his propensity to make a lot of contact at the plate. He's hitting .281 (18-for-64) with a homer, nine RBI and three thefts in 21 games in the month of May. Get him back into your lineups for Game 2 of the doubleheader on Tuesday.

    May 28 · Source via New York Mets Harrison Bader
  • Max Fried Looks To Stay In Top Form Against Washington

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    Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried looks to build on his recent string of success in Tuesday's scheduled start against the division-rival Washington Nationals. After a shaky start to the season, Fried is on a roll with a 1.70 ERA and 36:11 K:BB over his last 42 1/3 innings (six starts) with two complete games for the Braves during this stretch. The current Nationals roster is batting a career .176 (13-for-76) with just two extra-base hits against Fried, setting the hurler up in a highly favorable position. Treat the 30-year-old All-Star left-hander as one of the top pitching options on Tuesday's slate.

    May 28 · Source via Atlanta Braves Max Fried
  • Evan Phillips Set To Return Friday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before Tuesday's series opener against the hosting New York Mets that if all goes well with closer Evan Phillips (hamstring), he will return on Friday for the start of a weekend series against the division-rival Colorado Rockies. Phillips has logged one outing on his minor-league rehab assignment with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga as he works his way back from Grade 1 right hamstring strain, and he'll likely make another appearance or two before the Dodgers activate him from the injured list. Over 14 appearances before going down, the 29-year-old right-hander allowed a single run with a 17:4 K:BB and converted each of his eight save chances over 13 2/3 innings of work as LA's established closer. Veteran Daniel Hudson figures to be first in line for save opportunities for the early part of Week 10 of fantasy baseball.

    May 28 · Source via Closers Los Angeles Dodgers Evan Phillips
  • What's next for Braves after Acuna's latest injury?

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    Once again, Ronald Acuna Jr will miss time for the Braves with an ACL tear. Who could help replace the MVP?

    May 28 · ESPN Atlanta Braves Ronald Acuna
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Out Of Tuesday's Lineup

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    Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is out of Tuesday's lineup against the hosting Texas Rangers. It's a maintenance day for the 30-year-old veteran, who will be replaced by the speedy Jake McCarthy in left field on Tuesday. Gurriel was a first-time All-Star in 2023 and got off to a hot start in 2024, but he's cooled off considerably over the past month, hitting .168 (17-for-101) with just one home run, five doubles, and seven RBI across his last 26 outings. Look for him to rejoin Arizona's lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Rangers and left-hander Andrew Heaney. The righty-hitting Gurriel is batting .323 with two homers, five doubles, and 10 RBI in 65 at-bats against left-handed pitching this year.

    May 28 · Source via Arizona Diamondbacks Lourdes Gurriel
  • Francisco Alvarez To Begin Rehab Assignment Thursday

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    New York Mets manager Carlos Mendoza said ahead of Tuesday's game against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers that catcher Francisco Alvarez (thumb) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Thursday with Double-A Binghamton. Alvarez will catch five to seven innings, and it's a great sign that's already good to go to for game action after he had no issues swinging in batting practice amid his recovery from surgery on his left thumb. Alvarez is firmly on track to return to the Mets in late June, or perhaps even a bit earlier if all continues to go well. The 22-year-old former top prospect may have been hitting just .236 (13-for-55) with one home run as New York's primary catcher before getting hurt, but he did have four doubles and one stolen base over 16 games and is worth stashing in all fantasy leagues for his power potential at the catcher position.

    May 28 · Source via New York Mets Francisco Alvarez
  • Pirates Activate Ke'Bryan Hayes From Injured List

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    The Pittsburgh Pirates activated third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes (back) from the 10-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's series opener against the hosting Detroit Tigers. Hayes is back from a bout of inflammation in his lower back, and he didn't need a minor-league rehab assignment before the Pirates reinstated him. Despite an absurd spring training that suggested his breakout was on the way, the 27-year-old former top prospect is slashing a weak .240/.322/.318 with one home run, seven doubles, 11 RBI, and 15 runs scored over 149 plate appearances (34 games) in the regular season this year but should immediately resume his duties as Pittsburgh's everyday third baseman. Fantasy managers should take a wait-and-see approach before activating Hayes or adding him from waiver wires.

    May 28 · Source via Pittsburgh Pirates Ke'Bryan Hayes
  • James Wood Heads To Triple-A Injured List

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    Washington Nationals outfield prospect James Wood (hamstring) has been placed on the 7-day injured listat Triple-A Rochester. Wood has been sidelined with tightness in his right hamstring since Thursday, when he was removed from the Red Wings' game in the fifth inning. The setback is going to slightly delay the major-league debut of the dynamic 21-year-old slugger, who's slashing a torrid .355/.465/.596 with nine home runs, 13 doubles, 31 RBI, and 10 stolen bases through 202 plate appearances (45 games) in the minors this season. Wood is Washington's No. 1 prospect and the No. 5 prospect in all of baseball for 2024, per MLB Pipeline, and he now isn't likely to be called up until sometime in the middle of June at the earliest at this point.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Washington Nationals James Wood
  • Tyler Miller Moving Up To Double-A

    Boston Red Sox first base/third base prospect Tyler Miller is being promoted to Double-A Portland. Miller opened this season with High-A after playing 91 games at that level last season. Through a cumulative 127 games with High-A Greenville, he posted a .266/.317/.430 line with 13 long balls, 68 RBI, and 19 stolen bases. However, he did hold an ugly 34:118 BB:K ratio. Dynasty managers should monitor how the former ninth-round selection holds up at Double-A to see if he can continue to showcase his strong power and speed combination and, more importantly, lower his hefty strikeout rate.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Boston Red Sox Tyler Miller
  • Luke Keaschall Being Promoted To Double-A

    Minnesota Twins shortstop prospect Luke Keaschall has earned a promotion to Double-A. Keaschall opened the season with High-A Cedar Rapids and posted a strong .335/.457/.544 line with seven home runs, 21 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and a 30:29 BB:K ratio. Last season, the former second-round selection posted a similar stat line at Single-A with eight stolen bases. MLB Pipeline ranks Keaschall as the number nine prospect in the Minnesota system and projects him to reach the majors sometime in 2026. However, this deadline may shift due to the recent promotion, and dynasty managers should keep tabs on the infielder to see if he carries his elite speed and power combination into Double-A.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Minnesota Twins Luke Keaschall
  • Starling Marte, Mark Vientos Sitting In Game 1

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    New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte and third baseman Mark Vientos will both take a seat for Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. DJ Stewart is in right field and is batting fifth, while Brett Baty is at third base and hitting in the eight-hole against Dodgers right-hander Tyler Glasnow. Marte should be back in the lineup for Game 2 against right-hander Gavin Stone. The two-time All-Star has stayed healthy so far in 2024 and is slashing .259/.307/.395 with six homers, 19 RBI and eight steals in 48 games. Vientos doesn't have the glove that Baty does at third base, but the 24-year-old has looked much better offensively, going 11-for-32 (.344) with three homers and six RBI with his limited opportunities. Stewart and Baty have a tough matchup on their hands in Glasnow in Game 1.

    May 28 · Source via New York Mets Starling Marte Mark Vientos
  • Diamondbacks Release Kolten Wong

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    The Arizona Diamondbacks released second baseman Kolten Wong from Triple-A Reno on Monday. Wong made it 31 games with the Aces in the minor leagues before being cut. He was hitting .271 (29-for-107) with two home runs, 16 RBI, two stolen bases and 15 runs scored in his 121 plate appearances and will now be looking for another opportunity with another team. The 33-year-old veteran spent the 2023 campaign with the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Dodgers and slashed a dreadful .183/.256/.263 combined with four home runs, six doubles, 27 RBI and three stolen bases in 87 games played. The former 22nd overall pick in 2011 out of Hawaii has always been a glove-first second baseman with modest power and speed, and it remains to be seen if he'll ever be able to make it back to a big-league roster.

    May 28 · Source via Arizona Diamondbacks Kolten Wong
  • Matt Gorski Showing Power At Triple-A

    Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Matt Gorski has been showcasing his raw power this past week and approaching his major league debut. In his past seven games, the 26-year-old has launched five home runs and tallied 13 RBI with a .310/.333/.897 line. Across 38 total games this season with Triple-A Indianapolis, he holds a .275/.308/.603 line with nine long balls, 37 RBI, and three swiped bags. This is a significant improvement compared to the .190/.262/.414 line he posted across 15 games at Triple-A last summer. Gorski should remain on your waiver wire for now but could be worth a speculative add in deeper leagues if he is promoted to the City of Bridges later this summer.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Pittsburgh Pirates Matt Gorski
  • DL Hall Has Knee Evaluated

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    Milwaukee Brewers left-hander DL Hall (knee) had his left knee evaluated in Milwaukee on Monday. "We have no indication that it's worse than (a tweak) right now. But we just want to be conservative. There's no sense in rushing through it or pushing through it at this point," assistant general manager Matt Kleine said. Hall tweaked his knee in his latest minor-league rehab appearance last Thursday with Triple-A Nashville when his cleat got caught on the field. The 25-year-old southpaw initially landed on the 15-day injured list on April 21 with a left-knee sprain and started his rehab assignment with High-A Wisconsin on May 19. It's unclear when his next rehab outing may be or when he might return to Milwaukee. In his four starts for the Brewers before his injury, Hall allowed 14 earned runs on 27 hits (four homers) while walking 10 and fanning 13 in 16 1/3 innings.

    May 28 · Source via Closers Milwaukee Brewers DL Hall
  • Martin Perez Heading To The Injured List

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    According to Pittsburgh Pirates manager Derek Shelton, veteran left-hander Martin Perez (groin) will go on the 15-day injured list as the team awaits more testing on him. The groin injury that Perez suffered in his last outing on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves is obviously serious enough to keep him out for at least the next two weeks, but we don't have the exact specifics of the severity of the injury. The 33-year-old southpaw has been up and down in 2024 and doesn't have much upside in the strikeout department. Perez has so far gone 1-3 on the year with a 4.71 ERA (4.67 FIP) and 1.55 WHIP with 19 walks and 46 strikeouts in 57 1/3 frames over his 11 starts for the Bucs. The most likely scenario is that young pitcher Quinn Priester is brought back up from the minors to take Perez's rotation spot the next few weeks.

    May 28 · Source via Pittsburgh Pirates Martin Perez
  • Adisyn Coffey Promoted To Triple-A

    Chicago White Sox pitching prospect Adisyn Coffey is being promoted to Triple-A Charlotte. Coffey operated exclusively out of the bullpen earlier this season with Double-A Birmingham and posted a 0.53 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 15:5 K:BB ratio, and tallied three saves. Coffey should be expected to have a similar role with Triple-A. The 25-year-old was on a stellar 13-inning scoreless streak before the promotion, where he tallied all three of his saves and struck out nine. The former third round selection should remain on all waiver wires but could be worth a look if he is promoted to the major leagues later this summer, as he could enter the mix for save opportunities on the Southside.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Chicago White Sox Adisyn Coffey
  • Francisco Alvarez Could Be Back Within The Next Month

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    New York Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez (thumb) could be back with the team within the next month and has taken batting practice the last couple of days, consistently hitting balls with exit velocities over 100 mph. Alvarez was wearing a splint and may continue to do so whenever he's activated from the injured list. The Mets may need to be mindful of how they bring Alvarez back, and they also need to be mindful of his positioning behind the plate. The young 22-year-old backstop is eager to frame pitches and steal strikes for his pitchers, but that makes him susceptible to contact on a swing. Alvarez needed surgery on his thumb and was hitting .236 (13-for-55) with a homer and eight RBI in 16 games at the time of his injury in April. Until Alvarez returns, Omar Narvaez and Tomas Nido will continue to split playing time behind the dish for the Metropolitans.

    May 28 · Source via New York Mets Francisco Alvarez
  • Kodai Senga Unlikely To Return Before All-Star Break

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    Considering New York Mets right-hander Kodai Senga (shoulder) will need to start his throwing program from scratch, which usually requires around six weeks, it seems unlikely that he will come off the 60-day injured list to pitch for the Mets before the All-Star break in mid-July. "It's hard to put a timetable here," manager Carlos Mendoza said. "We got a pretty frustrated player here that he's not able to contribute to the team." The 31-year-old Japanese hurler has already had multiple setbacks in his recovery from a posterior right capsule strain in his shoulder and regrets the way his rehab has gone to this point. Fantasy managers that selected him spring drafts are having regrets as well, but he's still worth stashing in all league formats for a second-half return. Senga should resume playing catch on Wednesday.

    May 28 · Source via New York Mets Kodai Senga
  • Chandler Simpson Mashing At Double-A

    Tampa Bay Rays outfield prospect Chandler Simpson was recently promoted to Double-A and has already looked quite comfortable through his first six games. In his first week, he is riding a .429/.467/.464 with 12 total hits, one double, three RBI, eight stolen bases, two walks, and zero strikeouts. He has tallied at least one hit in every game and swiped more than two bags in a game twice so far. Simpson began the season with High-A and posted a .364/.431/.372 line with 31 stolen bases across 32 games. Simpson has yet to hit a home run in the minor leagues but has shown incredible speed and stellar contact skills. The 23-year-old is projected to reach the major leagues next season and could be worth stashing in dynasty leagues if he carries this level of play into Triple-A.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Tampa Bay Rays Chandler Simpson
  • Luisangel Acuna Making Adjustments

    On May 1, New York Mets infield prospect Luisangel Acuna was hitting .216, but now he's sitting at .254 after working with minor-league coaches J.P. Arencibia and Collin Hetzler to tighten his swing and lower his leg kick. They also wanted Acuna to stay back more instead of trying to go out and get pitches. The adjustments have worked, as Acuna is racking up more hits and hitting more balls in the air to left field. The brother of Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr., is currently on the Mets' 40-man roster. He's split playing time this year at Triple-A Syracuse at shortstop, second base and center field and has played all three positions well, according to evaluators. In his last 20 games for Syracuse, the 22-year-old is hitting .303 with eight stolen bases. Acuna is the team's No. 5 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, and could make his big-league debut later this year if the Mets fall further out of contention.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects New York Mets Luisangel Acuna
  • Braves Calling Up Spencer Schwellenbach

    The Atlanta Braves are calling up pitching prospect Spencer Schwellenbach from Double-A Mississippi on Tuesday, according to sources familiar with the situation. According to MLB Pipeline, Schwellenbach is considered Atlanta's No. 3 prospect. He will be making his major-league debut on Wednesday in a start against the visiting Washington Nationals. The 23-year-old right-hander went 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with nine walks and 34 strikeouts in 32 innings over six starts for High-A Rome to start the year before being promoted to Mississippi, where he went 2-0 in 13 shutout innings with one walk and 17 strikeouts in his two starts. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder relies mostly on a fastball-slider mix, and his athleticism (he played shortstop in college) plays into his accuracy in the zone. Schwellenbach is worth a look in most fantasy formats in the event he sticks in the rotation.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Atlanta Braves Spencer Schwellenbach
  • A.J. Blubaugh Handling Switch To Starting Pitcher Well

    Houston Astros No. 8 prospect A.J. Blubaugh has adjusted very nicely in his time as a full-time starter for Triple-A Sugar Land. Blubaugh is the club's top pitching prospect behind Spencer Arrighetti and is currently 3-0 with a 3.16 ERA over his first eight starts in for Sugar Land. Blubaugh got some starts in Double-A in 2023 towards the end of the season, but prior to 2024 had mainly worked out of the bullpen. The right-hander was drafted as a reliever, but the Astros saw potential for him to be a starter and have worked with him to reshape his pitching repertoire, which includes a fastball that can hit up to 95 MPH. The Astros have dealt with a flurry of injuries to their rotation this season and Blubaugh has a chance to make his debut in 2024 as he is currently the best option on the farm. The issue from a fantasy perspective is that he is still being stretched out as a starter and hasn't thrown more than 100 innings since his professional debut in 2022. Therefore, the right-hander could be limited. For now, he is an intriguing name for dynasty league managers to keep tabs on, but can be avoided elsewhere.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Houston Astros AJ Blubaugh
  • Niko Kavadas Hitting Well In Triple-A

    Boston Red Sox first base prospect Niko Kavadas has been putting together a good season for Triple-A Worcester. The 25-year-old finished the 2023 season with Worcester and struggled, but he has been a changed hitter in his second turn with the club. Kavadas is currently hitting .280 with 10 homers and 30 RBI to go along with an impressive 1.031 OPS. Kavadas isn't as highly touted and some of the other Red Sox prospects, but he has consistently hit 20 or more homers in his professional career and continues to fly under the radar. The Red Sox have gotten little production from Garrett Cooper and Dominic Smith at first base, but Triston Casas (rib) is starting to resume baseball activities and will be firmly entrenched at first base when healthy. Kavadas will likely get an opportunity to play in the big leagues this season, but can be ignored for now.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Boston Red Sox Niko Kavadas
  • Justyn-Henry Malloy Doing Well In Triple-A

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    Detroit Tigers outfield prospect Justyn-Henry Malloy has been putting together another good season for Triple-A Toledo. Malloy has hit .269 with five homers and 25 RBI over his first 134 at-bats. He has also drawn 37 walks. Malloy is the club's No. 6 prospect and has had plenty of hype in fantasy circles since his breakout season of 2023 for Toledo. The 24-year-old led all of minor league baseball in 2023 with 110 walks and also showed his power with 23 homers and 83 RBI to lead his team. Malloy has shown some of the best plate discipline of any prospect and that continues to be a big part of his game. Malloy's biggest flaw has been that the Tigers have yet to find a position for him to get everyday at-bats at the big-league level. Malloy has the makings of a fantasy contributor with his ability to get on-base at a high clip and avoid strikeouts, but may need an injury at the big-league level to get his chance.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Justyn-Henry Malloy
  • Braves Promote J.P. Martinez

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    With the news of outfielder Ronald Acuna (knee) being sidelined for the season with a torn ACL, the Atlanta Braves have promoted outfielder J.P. Martinez. Martinez, 28, was acquired from the Texas Rangers this offseason and has been a regular starter for Triple-A Gwinnett. On the season, Martinez has hit .265 with three homers, 12 RBI and 14 stolen bases. Martinez does a little of everything, but he is unlikely to see much playing in Atlanta right away with Adam Duvall and Jarred Kelenic expected to get the share of at-bats freed up by Acuna being absent. Martinez can safely remain on the waiver wire.

    May 28 · Source via Atlanta Braves Ronald Acuna
  • Mitchell Parker Continues To Fly Under The Radar

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    Washington Nationals pitcher Mitchell Parker continued his impressive rookie season with his fourth victory of the season on Monday versus the division rival Atlanta Braves. Parker tossed 6 1/3 innings and allowed five hits, three runs, zero walks and recorded six strikeouts. The left-hander wasn't the most highly touted prospect in a good Nationals farm system, but he has put himself on the map this season with consistent results over his first eight starts. Parker, 24, has yet to allow more than three runs in a start and has gone five or more innings in all but one outing. He also has an impressive 1.11 WHIP. Parker has quietly become an asset for managers and is worth rostering in 10-team leagues moving forward. Next up for the lefty will be a date in Cleveland against the Guardians.

    May 28 · Source via Washington Nationals Mitchell Parker
  • Michael King Strikes Out Seven In No-Decision

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    San Diego starting pitcher Michael King struck out seven across five innings of one-run ball on Monday. He allowed three hits and one free pass. King has looked dominant at times this season but has also had several blow-up starts, making him a difficult asset to trust in fantasy. He has logged five starts with only allowing at most one earned run but two starts of allowing at least six earned runs with an overall 4.03 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. However, he has shown excellent strikeout upside with a 26.3% K rate, which places him in the top 73 percentile among all qualified pitchers. The 29-year-old will look to post another strong outing on Sunday as he takes on the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

    May 28 · Source via San Diego Padres Michael King
  • Willy Adames Hits Go-Ahead Home Run On Monday

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    Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames went 2-4 at the plate with a three-run blast that powered the Brewers to victory in the opening game of the series. Adames now has eight home runs on the season with a solid .249/.322/.440, 35 RBI, and eight stolen bases. The 28-year-old is looking to put a disappointing season behind him and is already on pace to smash last year's totals. Under the hood, Adames has an above-average barrel rate, xSLG, hard-hit rate, and walk rate, which are great signs that he could be in the food a big summer. He is expected to continue to serve as the everyday shortstop in Milwaukee and consistently bat in the cleanup spot, setting him up for prime RBI opportunities batting behind Christian Yelich and William Contreras. Adames remains a solid shortstop and middle infield option in all standard leagues.

    May 28 · Source via Milwaukee Brewers Willy Adames
  • Robert Gasser Tallies Season-High Seven Punchouts

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    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Robert Gasser struck out a season and career-high seven batters across seven shutout innings on Monday. He allowed just three hits. The southpaw got back on track on Monday after allowing ten hits and for earned runs in his previous outing. Through his first four starts in the majors (23 innings), the 24-year-old holds a 1.96 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and near-perfect 1:13 BB:K ratio. His underlying metrics are quite strong as he currently holds a 1.3% barrel rate and 21.3% hard-hit rate, which places him in the top 98th and 99th percentile among qualified pitchers. However, he has struggled to strike batters out with a poor 14.1% K rate. Nonetheless, Gasser has only had one poor outing in the majors so far and will look to keep the momentum rolling on Saturday when he takes on the Chicago White Sox.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Milwaukee Brewers Robert Gasser
  • Andrew Benintendi Tallies Three Hits On Monday

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    Chicago White Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi went 3-4 at the plate with three singles in Monday's loss. This was a big bounce-back for the 29-year-old as he entered Monday, hitting for a .053 AVG in his past six games. Overall, on the season, Benintendi is riding a disappointing .193/.230/.271 line with three home runs and two stolen bases. Benintendi is known for being a great batting average contributor in fantasy, posting a .262 and .304 AVG the previous two seasons. Currently, his underlying metrics do not suggest a fast turnaround this season, as he sits with an 87.4 mph average exit velocity and 5.4% barrel rate. As a result, Benintendi should be left on all waiver wires, but could be worth adding in deeper leagues if he continues to find his footing.

    May 28 · Source via Chicago White Sox Andrew Benintendi
  • Adam Duvall Launches Hits Second Long Ball In As Many Games

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    Atlanta Braves outfielder Adam Duvall launched a two-run blast on Monday, his second in as many days. Through 34 games this season, the 35-year-old has posted a .209/.303/.407 line with five long balls and a 10:22 BB:K ratio. Duvall has not been able to find consistent playing time this season, but that will change due to the recent season-ending injury to Ronald Acuna Jr. (knee). He is now expected to slot in as the everyday right fielder in Atlanta, with J.P. Martinez serving as his backup. While Duval does have strong hitting metrics, such as an excellent 13.8% barrel rate and .499 xSLG, he holds a 22.2% K Rate, which does hurt his value in points leagues. Due to the increase in playing time and power upside, he is worth adding in deeper leagues.

    May 28 · Source via Atlanta Braves Adam Duvall
  • Jose Miranda Launches Fifth Home Run On Monday

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    Minnesota Twins third baseman Jose Miranda went 1-4 at the plate with a two-run shot to power the Twins to a victory. Miranda has now made ten consecutive starts at the hot corner and looks to have claimed the starting role. In his past ten games he has posted a strong .303/.324/.606 line with three long balls, five RBI, and a 1:4 BB:K ratio. Currently, Miranda holds a stellar 14.8% K rate, which should play well in points leagues. This is a big turnaround for the 25-year-old, as he struggled in the majors last season and finished the season with a poor .211/.263/.303 line and ended up spending half of the season in Triple-A. Miranda is worth adding in AL-only formats and deeper mixed leagues and could even be worth adding in standard formats if he continues this hot stretch.

    May 28 · Source via Minnesota Twins Jose Miranda
  • Nationals Designate Víctor Robles For Assignment

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    The Nationals announced today that outfielder Lane Thomas has been reinstated from the injured list with fellow outfielder Víctor Robles designated for assignment in a corresponding move. The club's 40-man roster count drops to 38. Robles, now 27, was once the club's top prospect and one of the top prospects in the entire league. Per...

    May 28 · MLB Trade Rumors Washington Nationals Victor Robles
  • A’s Outright Jordan Diaz

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    The Athletics announced that third/second baseman Jordan Diaz has been assigned outright to Triple-A Las Vegas after clearing waivers. Oakland had designated him for assignment last week when they called up Daz Cameron. Diaz hasn't played in the majors this season. The Colombian-born infielder appeared at the highest level in both 2022 and '23. Diaz hasn't produced...

    May 28 · MLB Trade Rumors Oakland Athletics Jordan Diaz Daz Cameron
  • Phillies Acquire Jonah Dipoto From Royals

    The Royals announced this morning that they've traded minor league pitcher Jonah Dipoto to the Phillies for cash considerations. According to the transaction log, Philadelphia assigned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The son of former MLB pitcher and current Mariners president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto, Jonah is a 27-year-old righty reliever. Kansas City...

    May 28 · MLB Trade Rumors Kansas City Royals Philadelphia Phillies Jonah Dipoto
  • Jeimer Candelario Hits Sixth Homer Of Season Monday

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    Cincinnati Reds corner infielder Jeimer Candelario had a successful return to the lineup in Monday's 3-1 win over the Cardinals. The 30-year-old went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk. Candelario got things going, pulling a first-inning Lance Lynn fastball over the right-field wall for his sixth HR of the season. Despite the move to a favorable home park, Candelario has struggled offensively, slashing .222/.299/.419 with 20 RBI in 187 plate appearances. He has hit for more power at home but has actually batted worse with a .202/.333/.440 slash line compared to a .241/.259/.398 slash line on the road. While it seems likely that Candelario's overall numbers will improve as he starts to hit better at home, fantasy managers will have to be patient until he can start producing more consistently.

    May 28 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Jeimer Candelario
  • Nick Lodolo Earns Win In Monday Return

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    Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Nick Lodolo (groin) improved to 4-2 in Monday's 3-1 win over the Cardinals. Lodolo, who was activated from the 15-day injured list earlier in the day after recovering from a groin strain, pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing one run on five hits (including a solo home run) and no walks with three strikeouts over 81 pitches. This was very encouraging for the 26-year-old and fantasy managers, as Lodolo has pitched well this season with a 3.12 ERA and a 10.26 K/9 rate in seven starts and 40 1/3 IP. The former high-end fantasy prospect had a poor, injury-shortened 2023 season after a promising rookie season, so it is nice to see him back on the right track. Lodolo will look to keep things going in his next start, which is projected to be a decent matchup at the Cubs.

    May 28 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Nick Lodolo
  • Lance Lynn Pitches Well, Takes Tough Loss Monday

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    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn turned in another nice start but took the loss in Monday's 3-1 game against the Reds. Lynn pitched six innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits (including a solo home run) and three walks with five strikeouts. The 37-year-old veteran has had a nice bounce-back season after a poor 2023, going 2-3 with a 3.45 ERA, an 8.32 K/9 rate, a 3.61 BB/9 rate, and a 1.10 HR/9 rate in 10 starts and 51 1/3 IP. His next matchup will be a tough one at the Phillies. While Lynn has pitched better this season, fantasy managers may want to avoid starting him later in the week if they can afford to.

    May 28 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Lance Lynn
  • Paul Goldschmidt Hits Another Homer Monday

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    St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt added another long ball to his recent total in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Reds. Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout. He provided his team's entire offense, sending a first-inning Nick Lodolo fastball into the left-field seats. The 36-year-old has been cold at the plate overall this season but now has three HR in his last two games and is hitting .276 with six extra-base hits in his last seven games. Age is a concern for Goldschmidt, but hopefully, he can extend his hot streak and start performing closer to the high-end fantasy option he has been throughout his career.

    May 28 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Paul Goldschmidt
  • Lucas Sims Earns First Save Of Season Monday

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    Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Lucas Sims picked up his first save of the season in Monday's 3-1 win over the Cardinals. Sims came in to pitch the top of the ninth inning up by two and delivered a 1-2-3 outing with a strikeout. Closer Alexis Diaz had pitched the last two days, so Sims got the call to close things out. The 30-year-old has had a middling season, going 1-1 with seven holds as well as a 4.15 ERA, a 9.87 K/9 rate, and a 5.19 BB/9 rate in 17 1/3 IP. He has only seen two save opportunities all season, so his fantasy value is very low except in deeper saves-plus-holds leagues at this time.

    May 28 · Source via Closers Cincinnati Reds Lucas Sims
  • Daniel Bard Planning Comeback In 2025

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    Daniel Bard is losing the entire 2024 season to injury. The Rockies reliever underwent arthroscopic surgery to fix a meniscus tear in his left knee in February. While rehabbing, he went down with a forearm injury and underwent a season-ending flexor tendon repair. At the time of the arm surgery, the 38-year-old righty was noncommittal...

    May 28 · MLB Trade Rumors Closers Colorado Rockies Daniel Bard
  • Carson Whisenhunt Strikes Out Seven In Latest Start

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher prospect Carson Whisenhunt fanned seven batters in five innings for Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday. The lefty allowed two earned runs on five hits while walking just one, although he also hit two batters. The strikeouts have been there this season for the former second-round draft pick, with 62 punchouts in 40 1/3 innings pitched, but the southpaw owns a 6.02 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 11 starts. Hopefully this is the start of something good for the Giants' top pitching prospect who still might see the big leagues this season, and with the big strikeout potential fantasy managers should continue to keep him on the radar.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Carson Whisenhunt
  • George Springer Hits Fourth Home Run Monday

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    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer had a nice game at the plate in Monday's 5-1 win over the White Sox. The 34-year-old went 2-for-3 with a single, a two-run home run, and a walk. Springer crushed a second-inning Nick Nastrini fastball into the left-center seats for his fourth HR of the season. Springer has seven stolen bases but has been dreadful offensively otherwise, slashing just .196/.274/.296 with 11 RBI in 201 plate appearances. He has been a solid fantasy option throughout his career and still can produce power and speed, making him a worthwhile roto player. However, fantasy managers in shallower points leagues may be able to find more impactful players to pick up.

    May 28 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays George Springer
  • Bo Bichette Hits Fourth Homer Of Season Monday

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    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette made his one hit count in Monday's 5-1 win over the White Sox, going 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout. Bichette drilled a fourth-inning Nick Nastrini fastball over the center-field wall for his fourth HR of the season. The 26-year-old has had an uncharacteristically underwhelming season with the bat so far, slashing just .247/.297/.366 with 23 RBI. The good news is that he is running more overall and has picked things up in May with an improved .291/.330/.442 slash line. The Blue Jays have started slowly as a team offensively, but it looks like Bichette has started to turn the corner.

    May 28 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Bo Bichette
  • Trey Lipscomb Hitting Well Back At Triple-A

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    Washington Nationals infield prospect Trey Lipscomb has continued to hit since he was optioned back to the minors on May 17, including a four-hit game for Triple-A Rochester on Sunday and going 9-for-28 (.321) with a pair of stolen bases over the last seven games. On the season, the 23-year-old is hitting .327 in the minors (13 games), but while with the big league club he was able to swipe 10 bags and score 16 runs in 33 games despite a mediocre .252 average. If he can continue to get on base and get the call again, the former third-round draft pick could be a sneaky source of steals for managers in need, so keep him on your season-long radar.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Washington Nationals Trey Lipscomb
  • Shohei Ohtani Throwing From 60 Feet

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    Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (elbow) said Monday that he has progressed to throwing from 60 feet. The two-way superstar is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery and hasn't pitched since 2023. He said his sessions have been 60 to 70 throws at up to 80 mph. He and the Dodgers are hoping he can return to the mound in 2025. Ohtani has still been a top fantasy player without pitching, as he has slashed an impressive .336/.403/.621 with 13 home runs, 35 RBI, and 13 stolen bases in 239 plate appearances. He has a way to go before providing fantasy value as a pitcher again (in 2025), but Ohtani should continue to be one of fantasy's best hitters.

    May 28 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Shohei Ohtani
  • Trenton Brooks Riding Eight-Game Hit Streak

    San Francisco Giants first base prospect Trenton Brooks had a big day at the plate on Sunday, going 4-for-5 with a triple, a walk, two RBI, and a run scored for Triple-A Sacramento. The hits extended his hit streak to eight games and he's hit safely in 10 of his last 11. During the hit streak, the 28-year-old is hitting .484 (15-for-31) with two doubles, a triple, a home run, eight RBI, eight runs scored, and a 9:6 BB:K. Despite being 28, the left-handed hitter has yet to make his MLB debut, but the offensive surge couldn't come at a better time as LaMonte Wade Jr. appears headed to the IL and this could be an opportunity to call up Brooks. On the season, the left-handed hitter is slashing .308/.426/.462 with a wOBA of .403, 129 wRC+, and is walking more than he's striking out (31:27). Keep an eye out to see if the Giants finally give him the call.

    May 27 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Trenton Brooks
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