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  • Julio Rodriguez Homers, Collects Three Hits Tuesday

    Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez had another nice game at the plate in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Angels. Rodriguez went 3-for-5 with two singles, a two-run home run, and two strikeouts. The 21-year-old has been a huge fantasy asset all season long, slashing .270/.331/.476 with 19 HR, 61 RBI, and 21 stolen bases. Fantasy managers will be glad to see he hasn't missed a beat since returning from a recent wrist contusion and should continue to have him in their lineups at all times.

    Aug 17 · Source via Mariners Julio Rodriguez prospects
  • Craig Kimbrel Blows Save Tuesday, Retains Manager's Trust

    Los Angeles Dodgers closer Craig Kimbrel blew his fourth save of the season and took his fifth loss in Tuesday's 5-4 extra-innings loss to the Brewers. Kimbrel came in to pitch the bottom of the 11th inning with a one-run lead and a ghost runner on second. He allowed a leadoff single, got an out on a strikeout, walked the bases loaded, and allowed a two-run single to end the game. However, manager Dave Roberts said after the game that he still isn't considering a change at closer, per Dodgers beat writer Jack Harris. Kimbrel has been frustrating for fantasy managers once again this season, as he does have 20 saves but also has a 4.57 ERA. It sounds as though his job security is still there, but fantasy managers may consider benching him if they have other options given his recent volatility.

    Aug 17 · Source via Dodgers Craig Kimbrel closers
  • Liam Hendriks Earns 27th Save Of Season Tuesday

    Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks picked up his 27th save of the season in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Astros. Hendriks came in to pitch the ninth inning up by a run to face the top of the order and turned in a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout. Hendriks had some bumpy patches towards the beginning of the season but has settled down into the top fantasy closer managers expected, converting all but three save opportunities with a 2.95 ERA and a 12.87 K/9 rate. He remains one of fantasy's most-trusted closers for the rest of the season.

    Aug 17 · Source via White Sox Liam Hendriks closers
  • Justin Verlander Turns In Quality Start, No-Decision Tuesday

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander turned in a pedestrian start by his standards in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the White Sox. Verlander went up against fellow Cy Young candidate Dylan Cease and pitched 7 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts. The fact that this was a down start for the 39-year-old speaks to how well he has pitched this season, as he is now 15-3 with a 1.95 ERA, an 8.69 K/9 rate, and a 1.57 BB/9 rate over 22 starts and 143 IP. Fantasy managers who put their trust in Verlander have been well-rewarded this season. He will look to keep things going in his next start against the Twins at home.

    Aug 17 · Source via Astros Justin Verlander
  • Aledmys Diaz Could Land On Injured List With Groin Injury

    Houston Astros utility man Aledmys Diaz (groin) could be headed for the injured list after experiencing left groin discomfort in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the White Sox, per MLB.com's Brian McTaggart. Diaz started in left field and went 0-for-2 before departing and being replaced by Chas McCormick. This would be a blow to both the Astros and fantasy managers, as Diaz can play all over the field and has a .252/.303/.417 slash line with 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 274 plate appearances this season. Fantasy managers should keep an eye out for further news but should start preparing for Diaz's potential absence.

    Aug 17 · Source via Astros Aledmys Diaz
  • Estevan Florial Expected To Join Yankees Wednesday

    New York Yankees outfield prospect Estevan Florial is expected to be called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to join the Yankees on Wednesday, per MLB columnist Bob Klapisch. The 24-year-old could provide a spark to a slumping Yankees offense, as he has slashed .284/.365/.487 with 14 home runs, 37 RBI, and 32 stolen bases over 396 plate appearances at Triple-A this season. Florial has likely been on dynasty fantasy managers' radars for some time now, but fantasy managers in redraft leagues should wait and see what his role may be and how he performs at the big-league level before trusting him.

    Aug 17 · Source via Yankees Estevan Florial
  • Braves, Michael Harris II Complete Eight-Year Extension Tuesday

    The Atlanta Braves and rookie outfielder Michael Harris II completed an eight-year, $72 million contract extension Tuesday, per the team's Twitter account. The extension seems well-deserved, as the 21-year-old has slashed .287/.325/.500 with 12 home runs, 39 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 268 plate appearances in his first big-league season. The extension shows the confidence the Braves have in Harris, and fantasy managers should show the same confidence in him for the rest of this season.

    Aug 17 · Source via Braves Michael Harris
  • Jason Adam Earns Four-Out Save Tuesday

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jason Adam earned his seventh save of the season in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Yankees. Adam entered the game up by two with two outs in the eighth inning and a runner on first. He got Aaron Judge to ground into a force out to end the inning and stayed on to pitch the ninth, delivering a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts. Adam has pitched very well this season, compiling a 1.13 ERA with 16 holds and a 10.57 K/9 rate. He has also seen two of the Rays' three save opportunities over the last seven days, which is an encouraging sign. Adam is worth a look in deep roto leagues at this time given how well he has pitched, but fantasy managers should be wary of the Rays' reluctance to designate one bullpen arm to save situations.

    Aug 17 · Source via Rays Jason Adam
  • Felix Bautista Locks Down Seventh Save Tuesday

    Baltimore Orioles closer Felix Bautista turned in another solid performance in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jays, picking up his seventh save of the season. Bautista entered to pitch the ninth inning with a two-run lead and turned in a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts. The big righty has pitched well all season long and has slotted into the team's closer role since they traded Jorge Lopez at the trade deadline. Bautista has a 1.62 ERA with an 11.88 K/9 rate over 50 innings pitched and now appears to be a legitimate fantasy option down the stretch.

    Aug 17 · Source via Orioles Felix Bautista closers
  • Clay Holmes Appears Headed For Injured List

    New York Yankees closer Clay Holmes (back) said his back locked up on him a couple of days ago, and it sounds like he's headed for a stint on the injured list. However, Holmes doesn't think the injury is a long-term situation. The 29-year-old right-hander has been great for the Yankees in the closer's role in 2022 with a 2.39 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, 17 saves and 51 strikeouts in 49 innings pitched, but he's really struggled recently. In his last five games over just four innings pitched, he's allowed seven earned runs on six hits while walking four and striking out three. Three of those five appearances resulted in blown saves. Whether he's actually injured or not, it seems like Holmes needs a break. Left-hander Aroldis Chapman is likely to handle most of the save opportunities for however long Holmes is sidelined.

    Aug 16 · Source via Yankees Clay Holmes closers
  • Brandon Marsh Going For MRI On His Knee

    The preliminary indication is that Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Brandon Marsh (knee) suffered a bone bruise in Tuesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds, according to interim manager Rob Thomson. Marsh is going for an MRI exam and the team is awaiting the results. A bone bruise would be a best-case scenario for an injury that looked much worse when it initially occurred as Marsh was attempting to rob a home run hit by Reds second baseman Jonathan India. For now, fantasy managers should consider the 24-year-old to be day-to-day. Marsh was traded to the Phillies from the Los Angeles Angels at the Aug. 2 deadline and had gone 7-for-31 (.226) with no homers, two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in his first 11 games for the Phils entering Tuesday's contest.

    Aug 16 · Source via Phillies Brandon Marsh
  • Braves, Michael Harris II Closing In On Eight-Year Extension

    The Atlanta Braves and rookie outfielder Michael Harris II are closing in on an eight-year contract extension that is expected to be worth around $72 million. It's a team-friendly deal that would give Harris some security early in his career. The 21-year-old has been excellent for the Braves in his first 70 major league games in 2022, hitting .292/.330/.508 with an .838 OPS, 12 home runs, 39 RBI, 46 runs scored and 13 stolen bases in 264 plate appearances. He hasn't really had a tough time at the plate in the majors despite coming up from Double-A Mississippi and skipping Triple-A altogether. The former third-round pick should now be rostered in all fantasy leagues now that he's earned an everyday role in Atlanta.

    Aug 16 · Source via Braves Michael Harris
  • Aledmys Diaz Injures Groin Tuesday

    Updating a previous report, Houston Astros infielder Aledmys Diaz (groin) left the game early on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox with left groin discomfort, according to the team. Diaz started in left field and went 0-for-2 before departing and being replaced by Chas McCormick. The super-utility man should be considered day-to-day for now. Entering Tuesday's action, the 32-year-old was hitting .254/.305/.421 with 10 home runs, 32 RBI, 31 runs scored and a stolen base in 252 at-bats for the 'Stros. He remains useful for infield and outfield depth in deeper leagues, and he'd been seeing more time recently in the outfield with Michael Brantley (shoulder) still on the injured list.

    Aug 16 · Source via Astros Aledmys Diaz
  • Wander Franco Dealing With Hand Soreness

    The Tampa Bay Rays aren't overly concerned about shortstop Wander Franco (hand) leaving his minor league rehab game with Triple-A Durham on Tuesday due to "general soreness" in his right hand. Franco could return to action on Wednesday. The 21-year-old got off to a bad start on his minor league rehab assignment by leaving early with another hand injury, but it doesn't seem to be a major concern. He's been out since July 9, but barring any further setbacks in the minors, the Rays could get the shortstop back into their starting lineup by sometime this weekend or early next week. Franco will return to starting shortstop duties for the Rays when he's ready, and he's a must-start in fantasy when he's on the field. In 227 at-bats before his injury, he was hitting .260/.308/.396 with five homers, 23 RBI, 34 runs scored and five stolen bases.

    Aug 16 · Source via Rays Wander Franco
  • Matt Barnes Notches Third Save On Tuesday

    Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes struck out two over a scoreless inning to earn the save during Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He entered the ninth inning to protect a two-run lead. The 32-year-old needed 10 pitches to record his third save of the year. Barnes has struggled this season with a 6.45 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and a 20:14 K: BB across 22 1/3 innings. The right-hander has pitched well as of late, allowing just one run over his last 5 1/3 innings. With Tanner Houck (back) on the injured list, the Red Sox could turn to Barnes as the team's primary closer. Fantasy managers searching for saves can look to add Barnes in most league formats.

    Aug 16 · Source via Red Sox Matt Barnes closers
  • Michael Lorenzen Throws Simulated Game On Tuesday

    Los Angeles Angels pitcher Michael Lorenzen (shoulder) threw 45 pitches during Tuesday's simulated game. He "felt great" and will report to Triple-A Salt Lake to begin a rehab assignment. The 30-year-old is expected to make two rehab starts before rejoining the Angels rotation. He is eligible to be activated from the 60-day injured list in early September. The Angels right-hander owns a 6-6 record with a 4.94 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and a 55:30K: BB across 71 innings in 2022. Lorenzen is mainly a stash in deep-league formats with IL spots.

    Aug 16 · Source via Angels Michael Lorenzen
  • Aledmys Diaz Exits Tuesday With An Apparent Injury

    Houston Astros infielder/outfielder Aledmys Diaz (undisclosed) was removed from Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox with an apparent injury. He reportedly looked uncomfortable after making a catch in left field during the third inning and was removed from Tuesday's contest. The 32-year-old went 0-for-2 before exiting. Diaz is considered day-to-day, and more information about his injury should be known after the game. Chase McCormick replaced Diaz in the fourth inning and would see an uptick in playing time if Diaz is forced to miss any time. Stay tuned.

    Aug 16 · Source via Astros Aledmys Diaz
  • Jack Flaherty Throws Three Scoreless Innings In Rehab Start

    St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty (shoulder) allowed two hits and a walk while striking out four across three scoreless innings in Tuesday's rehab start with Double-A Springfield. He threw 52 pitches, landing 34 for strikes. The 26-year-old bounced back on Tuesday after surrendering three runs over one inning in a previous rehab start with Triple-A Memphis last Thursday. He has been limited to just eight innings in 2022 due to a nagging shoulder injury. Flaherty will continue to ramp up his activity and could return to the Cardinals rotation in September. Fantasy managers should continue to stash Flaherty in all league formats.

    Aug 16 · Source via Cardinals Jack Flaherty
  • Mitch Keller Dealing With Shoulder Fatigue

    Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Mitch Keller (shoulder) was removed from Tuesday's start against the Boston Red Sox after two innings due to right shoulder fatigue. He allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out one across two innings before exiting. The 26-year-old is being evaluated and is considered day-to-day. It's unclear if Keller will miss his next scheduled start on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds. Keller owns a 4.49 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and a 92:42 K: BB across 114 1/3 innings in 2022. Stay tuned for further updates

    Aug 16 · Source via Pirates Mitch Keller
  • Taijuan Walker Removed From Tuesday's Start Against Atlanta

    New York Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker (back) was removed from Tuesday's start against the Atlanta Braves due to back spasms. He allowed one hit and two walks across two scoreless innings before being pulled from Tuesday's game. The severity of Walker's injury is unknown, and he is currently day-to-day. His next scheduled start on Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies is up in the air. He will undergo further evaluation after the game. Walker owns a 3.36 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 85 strikeouts across 112 1/3 innings in 2022. This is the second day in a row the Mets will have to rely on the bullpen as Carlos Carrasco (oblique) was pulled early during Monday's start against Atlanta. Stay tuned for further updates.

    Aug 16 · Source via Mets Taijuan Walker
  • Brandon Marsh Injures Leg Tuesday

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Brandon Marsh (leg) suffered a leg injury in Tuesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds while trying to rob a home run in right center field. Marsh came down awkwardly on his left leg and looked to be in a lot of pain as trainers ran to his aid in the outfield. He eventually walked off the field under his own power, but we won't know the severity of his injury until the team releases more details. The 24-year-old had a hit in his only at-bat before departing, and he came into the game hitting .226/.283/.347 with eight home runs, 39 RBI, 36 runs scored and nine stolen bases in 323 at-bats with the Phils and Los Angeles Angels. Matt Vierling moved to center field to replace Marsh, while Nick Maton entered the game in left field.

    Aug 16 · Source via Phillies Brandon Marsh
  • Mike Soroka Throws Three Perfect Innings In Rehab Start

    Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Soroka (Achilles) threw three perfect innings in his first minor league rehab start for High-A Rome on Tuesday, striking out eight of the nine hitters he faced on 31 pitches (25 for strikes). Soroka hadn't pitched in a game since 2020 before his start on Tuesday, and it was a nice first outing. The 25-year-old will have a lengthy rehab assignment because of his long layoff, but there's still a chance he could make it back to Atlanta's starting rotation later this year or in the postseason. In his last full season in 2019, Soroka was an All-Star and went 13-4 with a 2.68 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 142 strikeouts and 41 walks in 174 2/3 innings over 29 starts. It's unlikely that Soroka will be of much use in fantasy leagues down the stretch in 2022.

    Aug 16 · Source via Braves Mike Soroka
  • Luis Robert Could Return Wednesday

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert (wrist) is set to miss his fourth straight game on Tuesday due to a left wrist sprain. Prior to Tuesday's game, White Sox manager Tony La Russa gave an update on the 25-year-old, saying that Robert could play as early as Wednesday or sometime in the "next couple of days." La Russa said that Robert is feeling better and just needs to take some swings. While Robert has seen his numbers fall off from last year, he's still been extremely productive for the White Sox and fantasy managers alike. Over 82 games, he's slashed .301/.336/.454 with 12 home runs, 11 stolen bases, 56 RBI and 51 runs.

    Aug 16 · Source via White Sox Luis Robert
  • Cody Bellinger Getting A Few Days Off To "Reset"

    Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts stated that he is going to keep Bellinger out of the lineup for the next couple days so that he can have a sort of "reset." According to Dodgers beat writer Bill Plunkett, Bellinger had a long meeting with Roberts on Monday to discuss his struggles. The 27-year-old has a .206/.261/.399 slash line on the year. It's certainly an improvement from last year, but it's still a far cry from his gaudy, early-career numbers.

    Aug 16 · Source via Dodgers Cody Bellinger
  • Danny Duffy Unlikely To Pitch This Season

    According to Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left-handed pitcher Danny Duffy (flexor) had a setback while throwing live batting practice sessions recently. Roberts stated that Duffy is "pretty unlikely" to pitch this season as a result of the setback. The 33-year-old was traded to the Dodgers last season, but was unable to contribute while rehabilitating a flexor tendon strain. He then went on to have surgery on his flexor tendon this past offseason. He signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers prior to the 2022 campaign and there's a one-year club option for 2023 attached to the deal as well.

    Aug 16 · Source via Dodgers Danny Duffy
  • Mets Designate Nick Plummer For Assignment

    The Mets designated outfielder Nick Plummer for assignment and selected the contract of right-hander R.J. Alvarez from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday. New York has also formally placed right-hander Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day injured list due to an oblique strain (as was previously reported), optioned righty Adonis Medina to Syracuse and recalled right-hander Stephen Nogosek…

    Aug 16 · MLB Trade Rumors Mets Nick Plummer
  • Wilson Ramos Signs Minors Deal With Rangers

    The Texas Rangers have signed veteran catcher Wilson Ramos to a minor league deal and he will reportedly join the team's Triple-A Round Rock club. Ramos split the 2021 season with the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Guardians. His 2021 season came to an end last August when he tore his ACL. He's been working his way back ever since. The 35-year-old veteran slashed .205/.248/.397 over 44 games last year while compiling eight home runs, 20 RBI and 15 runs.

    Aug 16 · Source via Rangers Wilson Ramos
  • Danny Duffy Suffers Setback, "Unlikely" To Pitch For Dodgers In 2022

    Dodgers left-hander Danny Duffy suffered a recent setback in his rehab from a flexor injury, manager Dave Roberts announced to reporters (Twitter link via The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya). While the Dodgers aren’t completely ruling Duffy out for as an option down the stretch, Roberts conceded that it is “pretty unlikely” that Duffy will pitch in…

    Aug 16 · MLB Trade Rumors Dodgers Danny Duffy
  • Trevor Story Takes Batting Practice On Tuesday

    Boston Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story (wrist) took batting practice on the field ahead of the team's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. This marked the first time he'd taken batting practice since injuring his hand in mid-July. The 29-year-old remains without a timetable for a return. His next step will be facing live pitching. After that, he'll require a rehab assignment. Story has been underwhelming in his first year with the Red Sox. Over 81 games, he's hit .221/.289/.423 while compiling 15 home runs, 10 stolen bases, 58 RBI and 49 runs.

    Aug 16 · Source via Red Sox Trevor Story
  • Carlos Carrasco Placed On 15-Day Injured List

    The New York Mets placed right-hander Carlos Carrasco (oblique) on the 15-day injured list on Tuesday. The veteran was diagnosed with a low-grade left oblique strain and he is expected to miss three to four weeks. His next turn in the rotation is this coming Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies. The team has yet to announce who will take his spot in the rotation, but the most likely candidates are David Peterson and Trevor Williams. Carrasco has made 23 starts this year and he's gone 13-5 with a 3.92 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP.

    Aug 16 · Source via Mets Carlos Carrasco
  • Paul Blackburn Shut Down For The Season

    Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Paul Blackburn (finger) will be shut down for the remainder of the 2022 season, according to A's manager Mark Kotsay. The right-hander is dealing with inflammation in the middle finger of his pitching hand. He landed on the injured list about a week ago. He met with a specialist on Monday and the diagnosis from the specialist is what led to the decision to shut Blackburn down. The 28-year-old had the best season of his career in 2022. Across 21 starts, he went 7-6 with a 4.28 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP.

    Aug 16 · Source via Athletics Paul Blackburn
  • Xander Bogaerts Out With Sore Shin Tuesday

    Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (shin) is being held out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Kike Hernandez will be covering shortstop for the game. Bogaerts took a foul ball off his lower shin during this past weekend. It's unclear at this point whether or not he will miss additional time so he should be considered day-to-day. The 29-year-old has been struggling at the plate so far in August, slashing just .208/.220/.333 across 12 games this month. He owns a .303/.373/.444 slash line on the year to go along with nine home runs, 49 RBI and 63 runs.

    Aug 16 · Source via Red Sox Xander Bogaerts
  • Red Sox Designate Yolmer Sanchez For Assignment

    The Red Sox have designated infielder Yolmer Sanchez for assignment, reports Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe (Twitter link). The team has yet to formally announce the move, but it’ll come as part of series of transactions that also includes the activation of utilitymen Enrique Hernandez and Rob Refsnyder, per Abraham. Sanchez, 30, has been…

    Aug 16 · MLB Trade Rumors Red Sox Yolmer Sanchez
  • Rodolfo Castro Suspended One Game

    Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro was suspended for one game and fined for violating the league's policy when he played while having a cell phone in his back pocket during the game on Aug. 9 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Castro will appeal the suspension and will be eligible to play on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox. The 23-year-old Dominican was recently called up from Triple-A Indianapolis and has 22 hits in 92 at-bats (.239 average) with two home runs, five RBI, eight runs scored and two stolen bases in 27 games with Pittsburgh in his second MLB season. In his six games with the team in August, he's gone 8-for-21 with four extra-base hits.

    Aug 16 · Source via Pirates Rodolfo Castro
  • Eddie Rosario Sitting Out On Tuesday

    Atlanta Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the division-rival New York Mets. Rosario was injured on Monday and will likely miss a couple of days, but the Braves expect him to avoid a trip to the injured list. With Rosario sidelined, Robbie Grossman is starting in left field on Tuesday and is batting ninth against Mets right-hander Taijuan Walker. Grossman has gone 5-for-19 (.263) with no homers, one RBI and a run scored in his first eight games in Atlanta after being traded from the Detroit Tigers. The 32-year-old veteran was plagued by injuries earlier in the year and hit just .205/.313/.282 with two homers, 23 RBI, 24 runs scored and three stolen bases in 83 games for the Tigers.

    Aug 16 · Source via Braves Eddie Rosario
  • Eduardo Escobar Expected To Land On Injured List

    The expectation is that New York Mets third baseman Eduardo Escobar (oblique) might need a stint on the injured list for his sore left oblique, and he remains out of the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves. With Luis Guillorme (groin) landing on the injured list on Monday, the Mets have called up third base prospect Brett Baty. Deven Marrero is getting the start at the hot corner and is batting eighth on Tuesday against Braves right-hander Charlie Morton, but Baty could see regular playing time at the position moving forward with both Guillorme and Escobar injured. Escobar is hitting just .216 on the year with 12 home runs and 44 RBI, and he isn't a must-stash in mixed fantasy leagues. Baty was hitting .312 with 19 homers and 59 RBI in 89 games for Double-A Binghamton before recently being promoted to Triple-A Syracuse. He's worth a pickup in deeper leagues.

    Aug 16 · Source via Mets Eduardo Escobar
  • Bo Bichette Hitting Seventh Against Orioles

    Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette is starting at the 6 and hitting seventh in the batting order on Tuesday against Baltimore Orioles right-hander Dean Kremer. This will be just the second time all year that Bichette has hit seventh in the lineup and just the 10th time that he's hit fifth or lower. In 11 games in the month of August, he has gone 12-for-44 (.273) with three home runs, nine RBI and seven runs scored, so it's not as if Bichette has been terrible at the plate lately. Overall, the 24-year-old is hitting .260/.301/.430 with 17 home runs, 64 RBI, 62 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 461 at-bats. Bichette remains a must-start in season-long leagues, but the drop to the seven hole on Tuesday will lower his DFS appeal.

    Aug 16 · Source via Blue Jays Bo Bichette
  • Kyle Schwarber Likely Out Until Friday

    Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson provided an update on injured outfielder Kyle Schwarber (calf) on Tuesday. He stated that Schwarber likely won't be back in the starting lineup until Friday, when the team opens a four-game series against the New York Mets. However, Thomson added that Schwarber will be available to pinch hit in the team's next two games before then. The 29-year-old is currently dealing with calf soreness. He has been out of the starting lineup since last Thursday, but he appeared as a pinch-hitter on Saturday.

    Aug 16 · Source via Phillies Kyle Schwarber
  • Tanner Houck Diagnosed With Disc Issue

    Boston Red Sox right-hander Tanner Houck (back) has been diagnosed with a disc issue in his back. Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Houck will receive treatment on his back over the next week and after that, the team will determine what the next move will be. In delivering this report, Abraham added, "Doesn't sound promising." Houck was serving as the team's primary closer prior to landing on the injured list. Since he's been out, we've seen both Garrett Whitlock and John Schreiber utilized in the ninth. It's unclear who is more likely to see save chances going forward. In leagues were saves are highly coveted, both players are roster worthy.

    Aug 16 · Source via Red Sox Tanner Houck closers
  • Luis Robert To Remain Out On Tuesday

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert (wrist) is being held out of the starting lineup once again on Tuesday as the team takes on right-hander Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros. This will be the fourth consecutive missed game for Robert, who is dealing with a left wrist sprain. AJ Pollock is back in the leadoff spot and he'll be covering Robert's usual center field post as well.

    Aug 16 · Source via White Sox Luis Robert
  • Brett Baty To Be Called Up Wednesday

    The New York Mets are expected to call up third base prospect Brett Baty ahead of Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Braves. The team recently lost primary third baseman Luis Guillorme (groin) to a groin injury and he is expected to miss three to four weeks. Meanwhile, the team's backup third baseman Eduardo Escobar (oblique) is dealing with an oblique injury and may require a stint on the injured list as well. Baty is ranked as the Mets' No. 2 overall prospect by MLB Pipeline. The 22-year-old has spent the bulk of the 2022 season at Double-A, where he slashed .312/.406/.544 with 19 home runs, 59 RBI and 73 runs. He was promoted to Triple-A about a week ago. He's not a high priority add for fantasy managers in season-long leagues but he's very much worth keeping an eye on.

    Aug 16 · Source via Mets Brett Baty prospects
  • Jeremy Pena Returns To The Lineup On Tuesday

    Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (neck) is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox. The 24-year-old missed Monday's game due to neck stiffness. Pena owns a .251/.292/.424 slash line over 93 games on the year to go along with 15 home runs, seven stolen bases, 41 RBI and 48 runs. He'll be batting out of the No. 7 spot in the Astros' lineup for Tuesday's game.

    Aug 16 · Source via Astros Jeremy Pena
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes Lands On Injured List With Back Spasms

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes (back) on the 10-day injured list. The 25-year-old has been dealing with back spasms and the injury has kept him sidelined since last Thursday. In a corresponding roster move, the team called up fellow third baseman Kevin Padlo. Apart from providing 13 stolen bases this year, Hayes hasn't delivered much value for fantasy managers. Across 103 games, he's slashed .251/.323/.358 with six home runs, 35 RBI and 44 runs.

    Aug 16 · Source via Pirates Ke'Bryan Hayes
  • Carlos Carrasco Expected To Miss 3-4 Weeks

    New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (oblique) underwent an MRI on Tuesday morning and the exam revealed a low-grade left oblique strain. The expectation for now is that he will be sidelined for three-to-four weeks. Carrasco was removed from his start on Monday due to the injury. His next scheduled start was for this coming Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies. It's likely we'll see either David Peterson or Trevor Williams fill in for him on Saturday and remain in the team's rotation while Carrasco is out. The 35-year-old has had a solid year for the Mets, pitching to a 3.92 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP across 23 starts.

    Aug 16 · Source via Mets Carlos Carrasco
  • Kyle Schwarber To Miss His Fifth Straight Game Tuesday

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber (calf) remains out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against right-hander T.J. Zeuch and the Cincinnati Reds. Bryson Stott will be leading off once again while Matt Vierling will continue to patrol Schwarber's usual left field post. Schwarber is currently hampered by calf soreness and is being considered day-to-day. He came on as a pinch-hitter this past Saturday, but that's the only appearance he's made since he was lifted from last Thursday's game with the injury.

    Aug 16 · Source via Phillies Kyle Schwarber
  • Rangers Designate Elier Hernandez For Assignment

    The Rangers announced Tuesday that outfielder Elier Hernandez has been designated for assignment. His spot on the 40-man roster will go to right-hander Kohei Arihara, whose previously reported selection to the Major League roster has now been formally confirmed and announced by the club. Additionally, Texas optioned right-hander Yerry Rodriguez to Triple-A Round Rock and…

    Aug 16 · MLB Trade Rumors Rangers Elier Hernandez
  • DJ LeMahieu Remains Out For Tuesday's Game

    New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu (toe) is out of the starting lineup for the third straight game on Tuesday as the team takes on left-hander Jeffrey Springs and the Tampa Bay Rays. LeMahieu is dealing with inflammation of his right big toe. He remains day-to-day for now. Gleyber Torres will be manning the keystone and leading off for the game. LeMahieu is in the midst of a solid bounce-back season, slashing .279/.381/.417 with 12 home runs, 43 RBI and 71 runs over 104 games. We'll see if he can suit up for the series finale against the Rays on Wednesday.

    Aug 16 · Source via Yankees DJ LeMahieu
  • Rangers Sign Wilson Ramos To Minor League Deal

    The Rangers announced they’ve signed catcher Wilson Ramos to a minor league contract. The club plans to assign him to Triple-A Round Rock. It’s the first landing spot of 2022 for Ramos, who has lingered on the free agent market. The veteran backstop was playing for Cleveland last August when he tore the ACL in his…

    Aug 16 · MLB Trade Rumors Rangers Wilson Ramos
  • Marlins Designate Parker Bugg For Assignment

    The Marlins have designated reliever Parker Bugg for assignment, tweets Christina De Nicola of MLB.com. Cole Sulser has been reinstated from the 60-day injured list to take the active and 40-man roster spots. Bugg, 27, was just selected onto the MLB club over the weekend. He didn’t wind up making it into a game, and he loses…

    Aug 16 · MLB Trade Rumors Marlins
  • Jonathan India Back In Tuesday's Lineup

    Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India (leg) is back in the lineup on Tuesday for a matchup against the Philadelphia Phillies and right-handed starter Kyle Gibson. The 25-year-old is batting .243 with a .309 on-base percentage, seven home runs and a pair of stolen bases in 247 plate appearances this season. He's hitting second on Tuesday with outfielder Jake Fraley in the leadoff spot. India has yet to face Gibson in his major league career, but that shouldn't stop fantasy managers from putting him back into their lineups.

    Aug 16 · Source via Reds Jonathan India
  • Braves Claim Rylan Bannon, Designate Travis Demeritte

    The Braves announced they’ve claimed third baseman/second baseman Rylan Bannon off waivers from the Dodgers and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett. Corner outfielder Travis Demeritte has been designated for assignment to open a spot on the 40-man roster. Bannon has been shuffled around the league in recent weeks. He’s gone from the Orioles to the Dodgers and…

    Aug 16 · MLB Trade Rumors Braves Travis Demeritte
  • Atlanta Claims Rylan Bannon Off Waivers

    The Atlanta Braves claimed infielder Rylan Bannon off waivers on Tuesday. The infielder was previously designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Earlier this season, Bannon made his Major League debut for the Baltimore Orioles, collecting a pair of hits in 15 plate appearances. He hit .229 with a .347 on-base percentage, 11 home runs and six stolen bases in 326 plate appearances for Baltimore's Triple-A club this season and will give Atlanta some additional infield depth moving forward.

    Aug 16 · Source via Braves Rylan Bannon
  • Pirates To Recall Roansy Contreras

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are recalling right-hander Roansy Contreras from the minors on Tuesday. Contreras has thrown 50 innings in the majors for the Pirates so far this season, making 12 appearances, nine of which were starts. He's registered a solid 3.78 ERA to go along with a 4.89 FIP, 50 strikeouts and 22 walks in those 50 innings. With his bat-missing ability, Contreras is certainly worth a look for fantasy managers in need of rotation reinforcements.

    Aug 16 · Source via Pirates Roansy Contreras prospects
  • Atlanta Recalls Freddy Tarnok

    The Atlanta Braves recalled right-handed pitcher Freddy Tarnok on Tuesday. The 23-year-old has so far split the season between the organization's Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. Most recently, he made five starts for Atlanta's Triple-A club, logging a 2.03 ERA, a 3.89 FIP, 26 strikeouts, and seven walks in 26.2 innings of work. He'll give the National League East franchise another rotation option alongside the likes of Charlie Morton, Kyle Wright, Spencer Strider, and Jake Odorizzi.

    Aug 16 · Source via Braves prospects
  • Rays Activate Harold Ramirez From Injured List

    The Tampa Bay Rays activated outfielder and first baseman Harold Ramirez (thumb) from the injured list on Tuesday. The 27-year-old is enjoying a quality first season in Tampa Bay, logging 264 plate appearances and hitting .329 with a .379 on-base percentage, four home runs, and three stolen bases. Ramirez has seen time at designated hitter, first base, and both outfield corners for the Rays so far this year. He'll give the team another versatile option, particularly in the outfield, where Kevin Kiermaier and Manuel Margot are both on the 60-day injured list.

    Aug 16 · Source via Rays Harold Ramirez
  • Braves Recall Freddy Tarnok, Select Ryan Goins

    The Braves announced a host of roster moves this morning. Pitching prospect Freddy Tarnok has been recalled, while the club selected the contract of infielder Ryan Goins. Catcher Chadwick Tromp has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left quad strain, while reliever Danny Young was designated for assignment. Tarnok, 23, is headed to the big…

    Aug 16 · MLB Trade Rumors Braves Ryan Goins
  • Shea Langeliers Called Up By A's

    The Oakland Athletics have promoted catching prospect Shea Langeliers from the minors on Tuesday. The team's top prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, Langeliers was hitting .283/.366/.510 with an .876 OPS, 19 home runs, 56 RBI, 62 runs scored and five stolen bases in 402 plate appearances and 92 games for Triple-A Las Vegas before his first big-league call-up. The 24-year-old backstop should play regularly down the stretch for the out-of-contention A's, with Sean Murphy seeing more time as the designated hitter. Because of his offensive upside at the weak catching position in fantasy baseball, Langeliers is worth picking up in most leagues.

    Aug 16 · Source via Athletics Shea Langeliers Sean Murphy prospects
  • Ramon Laureano Placed On Injured List Tuesday

    The Oakland Athletics placed outfielder Ramon Laureano (side) on the injured list on Tuesday and called up catcher Shea Langeliers and infielder David MacKinnon from the minors in corresponding moves. The A's also released outfielder Stephen Piscotty. Laureano left the game early on Sunday with left side soreness, and now he'll miss at least the next 10 days. The 28-year-old Dominican contributes modestly across the board for fantasy managers, slashing .223/.300/.395 with 12 home runs, 29 RBI, 44 runs scored and 10 stolen bases over 309 at-bats for the A's in 2022. With Laureano on the shelf, Skye Bolt should see added playing time in the outfield moving forward.

    Aug 16 · Source via Athletics Ramon Laureano
  • Christian Yelich Goes Hitless Against Dodgers

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich went 0-for-2 with two walks in Monday's 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fantasy managers weren't complaining about the two walks, but Yelich has been ice-cold at the plate out of the leadoff spot for the Brew Crew of late. In 12 games in August, he's hitting .159 (7-for-44) with no homers, no RBI and 12 strikeouts in 54 plate appearances. In his last seven games, he's hitless in 25 at bats with eight strikeouts. The 30-year-old left-handed hitter is batting .250/.356/.373 with eight home runs, 35 RBI, 71 runs scored and 16 stolen bases on the season in 408 at-bats. Fantasy managers should probably consider benching him right now until he shows some signs of life with the stick.

    Aug 16 · Source via Brewers Christian Yelich
  • Brennen Davis Begins Rehab Assignment

    Chicago Cubs outfield prospect Brennen Davis (back) began his rehab assignment in the Arizona Complex League on Monday and went 0-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and three strikeouts while serving as the designated hitter. It wasn't a great first game back, but the 22-year-old was playing in his first game since May 3 after undergoing back surgery in early June. The Cubs will be cautious with their top overall prospect, per MLB Pipeline, and he should eventually be returned to Triple-A Iowa when the Cubs feel he's ready. In 22 games for Iowa before his injury earlier this year, Davis was hitting only .195 (15-for-77) with two home runs, seven RBI and seven runs scored. He's unlikely to make his major league debut in 2022, but Davis should already be on the radar in dynasty/keeper leagues because of his intriguing blend of power and speed.

    Aug 16 · Source via Cubs Brennen Davis prospects
  • Jorge Polanco Injured Monday

    Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said that second baseman Jorge Polanco (knee) left Monday's game early after he "banged his knee up pretty good on a slide" at home plate. Tim Beckham came off the bench to replace Polanco and started a game-ending double play. Before departing, Polanco went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Although the 29-year-old's injury didn't seem too serious, fantasy managers should check back on Tuesday to see if Polanco is back in the starting lineup. Polanco is hitting only .235 on the season, but he also has a useful .342 on-base percentage, 15 home runs, 55 RBI, 51 runs scored and three stolen bases for the Twins in 349 at-bats.

    Aug 16 · Source via Twins Jorge Polanco
  • Ian Happ Hits Two Homers In Loss To Nationals

    Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ put on a power display in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Washington Nationals, going 2-for-3 with two home runs, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk. It was Happ's first multi-homer game of the season, and he's now slashing .282/.360/.455 with an .816 OPS, 12 home runs, 54 RBI, 49 runs scored and six stolen bases in 458 plate appearances over 111 games played. The first-time All-Star is enjoying the month of August, going 14-for-46 (.304) with three home runs, eight RBI and four runs scored in 12 games so far. Happ remains a must-start in single-season fantasy leagues the rest of the way.

    Aug 16 · Source via Cubs Ian Happ
  • Tyler Glasnow To Throw A Bullpen Tuesday

    Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow (ankle, elbow) will throw what will likely be his final bullpen session on Tuesday before he begins facing live hitters on Aug. 20. Glasnow is working his way back from Tommy John surgery in August of last year, and he also had arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right ankle on March 18. "The chance is not zero. Let's say that much," pitching coach Kyle Snyder said when asked if Glasnow might pitch this season. The 28-year-old has been throwing bullpen sessions for more than a month, so he's ready to take the next step. Glasnow still has plenty of hurdles to clear, though, before the Rays feel comfortable activating him from the 60-day injured list. If Glasnow does return in 2022, he's unlikely to have enough time to make much of a fantasy impact.

    Aug 16 · Source via Rays Tyler Glasnow
  • Dustin May To Make Season Debut Saturday

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Dustin May (elbow) will make his 2022 season debut on Saturday against the Miami Marlins, according to skipper Dave Roberts. May made his fifth and final minor league rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday and allowed just one run while striking out 10 batters in five innings. In six rehab outings while recovering from Tommy John surgery, May gave up only four earned runs on 14 hits while striking out 36 and walking six in 21 innings pitched. The 24-year-old right-hander will be a much-needed rotation addition after it was announced that Walker Buehler (elbow) will miss the rest of the season. May needs to be rostered in all fantasy formats the rest of the season, and his strikeout upside could be a difference-maker.

    Aug 16 · Source via Dodgers Dustin May
  • Spencer Strider Rebounds In Monday's Win

    Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Spencer Strider looked much better in Monday's 13-1 win over the Mets after a short outing in his last matchup against them. Strider pitched 5 innings, allowing one run on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts on 87 pitches. The 23-year-old has been stellar this season and now owns a 7-4 record with a 3.04 ERA and a 13.50 K/9 rate over 25 appearances, 14 of which have been starts. He will get another tough matchup against the Astros in his next start, but his strikeout upside is too high to consider sitting him.

    Aug 16 · Source via Braves Spencer Strider
  • Tanner Scott Earns 17th Save Of Season Monday

    Miami Marlins relief pitcher Tanner Scott earned his 17th save of the season in Monday's 3-0 win over the Padres. Scott came in to close things out with a three-run lead. He got the first two outs on a groundout and a flyout, allowed a walk and a single, but then got the final out on a lineout. Scott hasn't been particularly effective this season but has converted 17 of 22 save opportunities and appears to be the team's preferred option to close games out for now. As such, Scott is worth a roster spot in at least roto leagues for managers who can stomach his 4.50 ERA and 6.56 BB/9 rate.

    Aug 16 · Source via Marlins Tanner Scott closers
  • Kyle Finnegan Earns Fifth Save Of Season Monday

    Washington Nationals relief pitcher Kyle Finnegan picked up his fifth save of the season in Monday's 5-4 win over the Cubs. Finnegan was called upon to close things out with a one-run lead and delivered a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout. It initially appeared that Finnegan would be the go-to bullpen arm for save situations when Tanner Rainey (elbow) went on the injured list with a UCL injury to his right elbow, but it now appears that he is in a timeshare with Carl Edwards Jr. Finnegan has converted five of nine save opportunities this season with a 3.47 ERA. The fact that the Nationals may not see a ton of save opportunities plus the uncertain job security limits Finnegan's fantasy value at this time.

    Aug 16 · Source via Nationals Kyle Finnegan closers
  • Vinnie Pasquantino Homers Again Monday

    Kansas City Royals first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino continued his recent power surge in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Twins, going 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk, and a strikeout. The 24-year-old rookie has now hit five HR in his last seven games and has a respectable .261/.345/.458 slash line with eight HR and 14 RBI in 174 plate appearances. He has always profiled as having power potential and is currently rostered in just 30 percent of leagues. As such, he is worth a look for fantasy managers who need a boost in their lineups.

    Aug 16 · Source via Royals Vinnie Pasquantino prospects
  • Jorge Lopez Earns 21st Save Of Season Monday

    Minnesota Twins closer Jorge Lopez picked up his 21st save of the season in Monday's 4-2 win over the Royals. Lopez came in to pitch the ninth inning with a two-run lead. He allowed a leadoff double, got the first out on a strikeout, allowed a single, and ended the game with a groundball double play. The 29-year-old earned an All-Star appearance this season with the Orioles and has picked up where he left off with his new team. Lopez has converted 21 of 27 save opportunities with a 1.99 ERA and should be in fantasy managers' lineups at all times.

    Aug 16 · Source via Twins Jorge Lopez closers
  • Jonathan Hernandez Earns Shaky Save Monday

    Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jonathan Hernandez didn't make it easy but did earn his fourth save of the season in Monday's 2-1 win over the Athletics. Hernandez entered to pitch the ninth inning up by one. He got the first out on a groundout, allowed a walk, got the second out on a steal attempt of second base, allowed another walk, and got the final out on a strikeout. Three Rangers have seen save opportunities in the last seven days, but Hernandez has seen the most in that time and has yet to blow a save opportunity this season. He seems to be the lead for save opportunities for the Rangers at the moment and has a solid 2.45 ERA and 8.18 K/9 rate over 11 innings pitched. He is currently rostered in just 16 percent of leagues and is worth a look in all roto leagues for fantasy managers trying to catch up in saves.

    Aug 16 · Source via Rangers Jonathan Hernandez closers
  • Eddie Rosario Day-To-Day With Left Hamstring Tightness

    Atlanta Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario (hamstring) exited Monday's 13-1 win over the Mets early with left hamstring tightness. However, manager Brian Snitker said that Rosario will only likely miss a day or two and should avoid a trip to the injured list, per the Athletic's David O'Brien. Rosario went 1-for-3 with a solo home run before exiting the game. This is good news for the Braves and fantasy managers, as Rosario has started to show signs of life at the plate in the month of August.

    Aug 16 · Source via Braves Eddie Rosario
  • David Fletcher Fouls Ball Off Foot Monday, Exits Early

    Los Angeles Angels middle infielder David Fletcher (foot) was pinch-hit for by Jose Rojas in the seventh inning of Monday's game against the Mariners after fouling a pitch off of his foot in his previous at-bat, per MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger. Fantasy managers should check in for further information on the severity of the issue following the game. Fletcher has slashed .275/.313/.418 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 98 plate appearances this season and went 2-for-3 with two singles before exiting the game.

    Aug 16 · Source via Angels David Fletcher
  • Kohei Arihara To Start For Rangers Tuesday

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Kohei Arihara will be added to the team's 40-man roster and will be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to start Tuesday's game against the Athletics, per Rangers Today's Jeff Wilson. The 30-year-old draws a favorable matchup, although he has compiled a lackluster 4.88 ERA and 1.32 WHIP across 72 innings pitched at Triple-A this season. As such, fantasy managers should avoid him in daily leagues despite the good matchup.

    Aug 16 · Source via Rangers Kohei Arihara
  • Carlos Carrasco To Undergo MRI Tuesday For Left Side

    New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco (side) exited Monday's 13-1 loss to the Braves after pitching just 2 innings with left side tightness. He will undergo an MRI Tuesday, per MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. Carrasco allowed three runs on four hits (including two home runs) and a walk with a strikeout while experiencing a 55-minute rain delay. Fantasy managers should keep an eye out tomorrow for more news, but side injuries are usually not great signs for pitchers. They should prepare for the worst, as Carrasco has posted a serviceable 3.92 ERA and 13-5 record through 23 starts this season.

    Aug 16 · Source via Mets Carlos Carrasco
  • David Dahl Opts Out Of Minor League Deal With Nationals

    Outfielder David Dahl has opted out of his minor league contract with the Nationals, reports Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post (Twitter link). Washington could choose to select him onto the MLB roster to keep him in the fold, but Dougherty indicates they’ll let him head back onto the open market. It’s the second consecutive minor…

    Aug 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Nationals David Dahl
  • Carlos Carrasco Leaves Monday's Start Early

    New York Mets right-hander Carlos Carrasco left his Monday start against the Atlanta Braves after the second inning with what appeared to be an injury. Carrasco tossed two innings, allowing three runs while striking out one and walking one. The veteran hurler threw 51 pitches, including a 32-pitch second inning. The game did feature a 55-minute rain delay which saw Carrasco come back out after the delay to continue his start. He left after the second frame, with cameras catching him grabbing at his left side while walking down the tunnel to the clubhouse. Look for the Mets to update his status after Monday's game ends.

    Aug 15 · Source via Mets Carlos Carrasco
  • Eugenio Suarez Not In Lineup Monday

    Seattle Mariners third baseman Eugenio Suarez is getting a day off on Monday as his team gets ready to take on the Los Angeles Angels. Suarez will give way to Jake Lamb at the hot corner. The 31-year-old Suarez has been scuffling a bit at the plate of late, hitting just .186 with three homers and nine RBI over his past 14 games. Overall, Suarez is batting .226 with 19 homers, 54 runs, and 61 RBI in 115 games in his first season with the Mariners. Look for him to return to action on Tuesday.

    Aug 15 · Source via Mariners Eugenio Suarez
  • Carlos Santana Not In Monday Lineup

    Seattle Mariners first baseman Carlos Santana is not in the lineup for his team's Monday game against the Los Angeles Angels. Santana will stand aside as Ty France gets the start at first base. The 36-year-old Santana has really struggled at the plate of late, hitting just .167 with two homers, three runs, and six RBI over his past 14 games. Santana is no longer a fantasy option in mixed leagues and is starting to be hard to start in AL-only leagues, as well.

    Aug 15 · Source via Mariners Carlos Santana
  • Kyle Hendricks Cleared To Begin Rehab Program

    Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks (shoulder) has been cleared by the team to begin rehabbing in Arizona. Hendricks has been sidelined with a strained right shoulder since July 6. The team has yet to decide whether Hendricks will work toward pitching again in 2022 or if he will focus on returning to full strength for the beginning of the 2023 season. Hendricks has made 16 starts for the Cubs this season, posting a 4-6 record, 4.80 ERA, and 66 strikeouts over 84 1/3 innings of work.

    Aug 15 · Source via Cubs Kyle Hendricks
  • Josh Naylor Leaves Early With Ankle Soreness

    Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor left Monday's game against the Detroit Tigers with soreness in his right ankle. The 25-year-old first baseman went 0-for-1 in the game before getting replaced in the lineup by Owen Miller. Naylor has been dealing with soreness in his right ankle off and on of late, with the issue occasionally forcing him to sit out a day or two. Look for Cleveland to update Naylor's status after Monday's game concludes. Naylor is hitting .273 with 15 homers, 33 runs, 57 RBI, and three steals over 300 at-bats in 2022.

    Aug 15 · Source via Guardians Josh Naylor
  • Dodgers Planning To Reinstate Dustin May On Saturday

    The Dodgers plan to activate righty Dustin May from the 60-day injured list to start Saturday’s game against the Marlins, manager Dave Roberts told reporters (including Fabian Ardaya of the Athletic). It’ll be his first MLB appearance in over 15 months, as the 24-year-old has been out of action since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May…

    Aug 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Dodgers Dustin May
  • Giancarlo Stanton Goes Through Full Workout

    New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (Achilles) went through a full workout on Monday before the team's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. He's been out since July 24 with soreness in his left Achilles tendon, and he's missed the last 20 games. Stanton will repeat the pre-game workout for the next couple of days, after which he could embark on a minor league rehab assignment. The 32-year-old slugger is hoping to play in just a few rehab games before he's cleared to rejoin the Yankees lineup. When he's back, don't be surprised if he sees more time as the designated hitter in order to be eased back into action. Stanton is only hitting .228 in 289 at-bats in 2022, but he also has 24 round-trippers, 61 RBI and 40 runs scored, making him a must-start when he's on the field.

    Aug 15 · Source via Yankees Giancarlo Stanton
  • Mike Trout Takes Live Batting Practice Monday

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout (back, ribs) took live batting practice on Monday, which means he hit against an actual pitcher throwing at game speed. It's the last step necessary before playing in games, but it's unknown if he'll actually go on a minor league rehab assignment. Whether Trout plays in minor league games first will be up to him, according to skipper Phil Nevin. The 31-year-old is getting very close to rejoining the Halos lineup, which should have fantasy managers ecstatic. The 10-time All-Star was hitting .270/.368/.599 with a .967 OPS, 24 home runs, 51 RBI, 55 runs scored and a stolen base in 79 games before his injury, and he'll remain a must-start in fantasy lineups once he returns to the Angels.

    Aug 15 · Source via Angels Mike Trout
  • Amir Garrett Receives Three-Game Suspension

    Kansas City Royals left-handed reliever Amir Garrett was handed a three-game suspension and a fine after an incident with fans in the stands in Chicago earlier this month. Garrett threw a drink on a fan on Aug. 2, but he will appeal the suspension, so he will be available to pitch on Monday against the Minnesota Twins. The 30-year-old southpaw hasn't been on the fantasy radar this year in Kansas City, as he has a 4.60 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 34 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings pitched in a non-closer role for the Royals.

    Aug 15 · Source via Royals Amir Garrett closers
  • Eduardo Rodriguez To Make Another Rehab Start Tuesday

    Detroit Tigers left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez (personal) will make another minor league rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday. Rodriguez will have a conference call with manager A.J. Hinch on Wednesday to decide his next step. If he's ready to join the Tigers, he could start as early as Aug. 21. The 29-year-old southpaw has made only eight starts for Detroit this year and hasn't pitched in a big-league setting since May 18 against the Tampa Bay Rays, so he has required a rehab stint to build his arm back up. Before stepping away from the team, E-Rod was 1-3 with a 4.38 ERA (4.02 FIP), a 1.33 WHIP and a 34:17 K:BB in 39 innings pitched. He should be useful in most mixed fantasy leagues the rest of the way once he returns to the Tigers starting rotation.

    Aug 15 · Source via Tigers Eduardo Rodriguez
  • Ramon Laureano Not Playing Against Rangers

    Oakland Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano (side) is out of the starting lineup on Monday against the Texas Rangers. Laureano will take a seat after leaving Sunday's game against the Houston Astros with left side soreness. Fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day for now. Laureano has struggled in the month of August, hitting just .205 (9-for-44) with a homer, six RBI and 14 strikeouts in 11 games. The 28-year-old Dominican is hitting just .223 on the year, but he also has 12 homers, 29 RBI, 44 runs scored and 10 stolen bases in 309 at-bats to make him valuable in most mixed fantasy leagues. Skye Bolt is starting in right field on Monday and hitting sixth against Rangers right-hander Glenn Otto. Bolt will provide low upside for DFS gamers, as he's hitting .205 (18-for-88) with four homers, 12 RBI and five steals on the season.

    Aug 15 · Source via Athletics Ramon Laureano
  • Mets Select Deven Marrero

    The Mets announced they’ve selected infielder Deven Marrero onto the major league roster. He replaces Luis Guillorme, who has landed on the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain (as reported earlier). New York also recalled catcher Michael Pérez from Triple-A Syracuse, placing fellow backstop Tomás Nido on the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move. Nido doesn’t…

    Aug 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Mets Deven Marrero
  • Kyle Wright Expected To Start This Weekend

    Atlanta Braves right-hander Kyle Wright (arm) is currently dealing with right arm fatigue. While he was originally lined up to make a start during this week's series against the New York Mets, the team is playing things safe with him and pushing his next start back a few days. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Wright could make his next start at some point this coming weekend during the team's series against the Houston Astros. The 26-year-old is currently in the midst of a breakout year with a 14-5 record, 3.14 ERA and 1.17 WHIP across 22 starts.

    Aug 15 · Source via Braves Kyle Wright
  • Max Fried In Line For Late-Week Return

    Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried (concussion) is on track to return from the seven-day injured list before the end of this week, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Bowman tweeted that his guess was that Fried would be on the mound for Thursday's game against the New York Mets. The 28-year-old is currently on the seven-day concussion list. He suffered a head injury during his last start on Aug. 6 while he was attempting to make a play in the field. Over 22 starts on the year, the left-hander has gone 10-4 with a 2.60 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.

    Aug 15 · Source via Braves Max Fried
  • Wander Franco Could Be Back This Weekend

    Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco (wrist) is expected to begin his rehab assignment with the Triple-A Durham Bulls on Tuesday. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Franco could be back with the Rays before the end of this coming weekend, assuming he has no setbacks. Topkin also mentioned that Franco's injured teammates Manuel Margot and Harold Ramirez are on about the same timeline as Franco. Franco has been out since early July due to a broken hamate bone in his wrist. The 21-year-old has played in 58 games this year and he's compiled five home runs, five stolen bases, 23 RBI and 34 runs while slashing .260/.308/.396.

    Aug 15 · Source via Rays Wander Franco
  • Jeremy Pena Out With Neck Stiffness Monday

    Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (neck) is being held out of the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox. Mauricio Dubon will be covering shortstop for the contest. Pena is dealing with neck stiffness and has been labeled day-to-day. The 24-year-old rookie owns a .251/.292/.424 slash line over 93 games on the year to go along with 15 homers, seven stolen bases, 41 RBI and 48 runs. He's a valuable player in deep leagues and AL-only leagues, but he's more of a fringe player in shallow leagues.

    Aug 15 · Source via Astros Jeremy Pena
  • Luis Guillorme Expected To Miss 3-4 Weeks

    The New York Mets placed infielder Luis Guillorme (groin) on the 10-day injured list due to a left groin strain on Monday. He is expected to miss three to four weeks. The 27-year-old suffered the injury during Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies while he was running the bases. Guillorme has been the team's primary third baseman lately. Eduardo Escobar is getting the start at the hot corner on Monday and he is likely to see a significant increase in playing time with Guillorme out. While there had been speculation that the Mets could call up third base prospect Brett Baty to replace Guillorme, manager Buck Showalter put a rest to that speculation on Monday. Showalter said that neither Baty nor fellow prospect Mark Vientos were options to join the team at this time.

    Aug 15 · Source via Mets Luis Guillorme
  • Bryce Harper Could Begin Rehab Assignment Next Week

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (elbow, thumb) cleared a major hurdle in his injury recovery on Monday. He took a total of 60 swings while facing live pitching and a pitching machine. It was the first time he'd taken batting practice since he underwent thumb surgery. According to Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Harper is expected to go through the same batting practice session on Wednesday. After that, he could begin a rehab assignment next week.

    Aug 15 · Source via Phillies Bryce Harper
  • Luis Robert To Miss His Third Straight Game Monday

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert (wrist) will remain out of action for Monday's series opener against the Houston Astros. AJ Pollock will be getting the start in center field for the game. Robert sprained his left wrist during this past Friday's game against the Detroit Tigers and he hasn't been on the field since. The 25-year-old has dealt with a number of injuries throughout the year, but this one doesn't seem to be anything major. He is being considered day-to-day for now. We'll see if he can get back in there on Tuesday.

    Aug 15 · Source via White Sox Luis Robert
  • Ketel Marte Out With Hamstring Injury Monday

    Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte (knee) is being held out of action for Monday's game against right-hander Alex Cobb and the San Francisco Giants. Marte is dealing with a strained left hamstring, an injury that caused him to be removed from Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies. He is being considered day-to-day for now. Josh Rojas is getting the start at the keystone for Monday's game. Marte has been struggling at the plate so far in August, slashing .217/.280/.261 across the first half of the month. He owns a .258/.344/.435 slash line on the year to go along with 10 homers, 42 RBI and 56 runs.

    Aug 15 · Source via Diamondbacks Ketel Marte
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. Returns To The Lineup On Monday

    Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (knee) is back in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the New York Mets. Acuna was removed from Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Miami Marlins due to right knee soreness. The team held him out as a precaution on Sunday. The 24-year-old has been on a nice run lately. Over 13 games in August, he's slashed .354/.415/.521 with two homers, three stolen bases, six RBI and nine runs.

    Aug 15 · Source via Braves Ronald Acuna
  • Walker Buehler To Have Season-Ending Elbow Surgery

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler (elbow) will have season-ending elbow surgery on Aug. 23. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Buehler recently resumed playing catch for the first time since suffering a Grade 2 flexor strain in his right elbow on June 10, but he apparently had a change of plans and will now undergo surgery. The Dodgers and fantasy managers were hoping to get the 28-year-old right-hander back later this year, but he can now be dropped in all single-year formats. In 12 starts this year, Buehler went 6-3 with a 4.02 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 58 strikeouts and 17 walks in 65 innings pitched. With Buehler out for the year and Clayton Kershaw (back) on the injured list, Dustin May's (elbow) impending season debut this weekend will be a big boost for LA's rotation.

    Aug 15 · Source via Dodgers Walker Buehler
  • DJ LeMahieu Out With Toe Inflammation

    New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu (toe) is out of the starting lineup again on Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays. LeMahieu will miss his second straight game with toe inflammation, but he should be considered day-to-day until further notice. The 34-year-old has been solid, mostly atop the Yankees order this year, slashing .279/.381/.417 with 12 home runs, 43 RBI, 71 runs scored and four stolen bases in 391 at-bats for the Yanks. Hopefully, he'll return at some point this week. Gleyber Torres is at the keystone and is batting leadoff on Monday against Rays left-hander Jalen Beeks. Torres has just six hits in 47 at-bats (.128) in the last two weeks, but he has 16 homers on the year and will be a fine DFS play out of the leadoff spot.

    Aug 15 · Source via Yankees DJ LeMahieu
  • Kyle Schwarber Still Sidelined Monday

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Kyle Schwarber (calf) remains out of the starting lineup for Monday's contest against the Cincinnati Reds. It will be the fourth straight game that Schwarber has missed with his sore calf, but fantasy managers should continue to consider him day-to-day for now. The 29-year-old left-handed slugger remains a must-start in fantasy when he's in the lineup despite hitting just .211 on the season. In 408 at-bats in his first year in Philly, Schwarber has 34 bombs, 69 RBI, 71 runs scored and six stolen bases. Matt Vierling is starting in left field and is batting ninth against Reds left-hander Mike Minor. Vierling will be a low-upside DFS play out of the nine hole on Monday. He's hitting .221 with four homers, 17 RBI, 24 runs scored and five stolen bases in 195 at-bats in 2022.

    Aug 15 · Source via Phillies Kyle Schwarber
  • Jonathan India Scratched From The Lineup

    The Cincinnati Reds scratched second baseman Jonathan India (calf) from the starting lineup on Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies. Monday was going to be his first day back in the lineup after missing the last three games. Matt Reynolds will now start at second base and hit sixth, while Jake Fraley is starting in left field and batting leadoff against Phillies right-hander Noah Syndergaard. Reynolds is just 2-for-17 (.118) with no homers, two RBI and seven strikeouts in seven games over the last two weeks, so DFS gamers can probably find better options at the keystone. Fraley is hitting .247/.330/.416 with three homers, nine RBI and 12 runs scored in 27 games for Cincy this year, but he'll have some daily sleeper appeal in the leadoff spot.

    Aug 15 · Source via Reds Jonathan India
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