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Fri Jul 121:36Evan Longoria Not Playing FridayEvan Longoria3BRaysFree Agent
San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria is not in the starting lineup for his team's game against the Chicago White Sox on Friday. Longoria will be replaced at third base by Jason Vosler, who will bat seventh. The 36-year-old Longoria has been on a hot streak at the plate of late, hitting .435 with three homers, seven runs, and six RBI over his past 10 games. Look for Longoria to return to action for Saturday's matchup when the Sox send right-hander Dylan Cease to the mound.
Source: Alex Pavlovic on TwitterRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 121:29Liam Hendriks Expects To Return MondayLiam HendriksSPTwinsFree Agent
Chicago White Sox right-hander Liam Hendriks (forearm) told reporters on Friday that he is expecting to be activated off of the injured list on Monday. Hendriks has been sidelined since June 10 after coming down with a forearm issue but fantasy gamers shouldn't be without him for much longer. The Chicago closer has appeared in 25 games in 2022, posting a 1-2 record, 2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 16 saves, and 37 strikeouts over 25 2/3 innings of work. With Hendriks back in the fold, look for Kendall Graveman to head back to a setup role for the Sox.
Source: Daryl Van Schouwen on TwitterRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 121:09Manny Machado Not In Lineup FridayManny MachadoSSOriolesFree Agent
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado (ankle) is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Machado returned to action on Thursday as the DH after missing over a week, going 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and three strikeouts but will be sidelined yet again on Friday. The Padres are likely easing Machado back into action after his ankle sprain as there has been no indication that he aggravated the injury on Thursday. Saturday's lineup will be a good indication as to where Machado's ankle stands moving forward.
Source: San Diego Padres on TwitterRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 118:20Rich Hill Feels Pop In His Knee FridayRich HillRPRed SoxFree Agent
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rich Hill (knee) stated that he felt a pop in his knee during his start against the Chicago Cubs on Friday. According to Red Sox manager Alex Cora, the team is currently waiting to find out how serious the issue is. In his post-game presser, Hill said that he put the team in a "tough position" while trying to pitch through the ailment. Hill's final line for the day was 4 2/3 innings, three hits, four walks, three earned runs and three strikeouts. The team wound up losing 6-5. He's tentatively scheduled to make his next start next Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays, but we should know more about his situation and his prospects of making that start soon.
Source: Chris CotilloRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 116:01Max Scherzer In Line To Start TuesdayMax ScherzerSPTigersFree Agent
New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (oblique) is in line to return on Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds. Scherzer is hoping he can go roughly 90 pitches over six innings. He said after his second minor league rehab start that he has "a much better grasp of what this is" in terms of his injury and maintenance work. The 37-year-old right-hander was actually activated from the 15-day injured on Friday, but he won't make his return to the Mets rotation until next Tuesday in a great matchup against Cincy. Scherzer has been battling an oblique strain since May 18, but he should be able to give fantasy managers enough to warrant starting him in his first game back, albeit with some added risk. Before hitting the IL, Scherzer had a strong 2.54 ERA and 0.95 WHIP with 59 strikeouts and only 11 walks in 49 2/3 innings over eight starts.
Source: The Athletic - Tim BrittonRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 114:09Chris Sale's Final Rehab Game Could Be WednesdayChris SaleSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (ribs) will make his next minor league rehab start on Wednesday for Triple-A Worcester, and although a decision hasn't been made, it could end up being his last rehab start before making his season debut for the Red Sox. There's a chance that Sale could make his first start this year on July 11 against the Tampa Bay Rays. The 33-year-old left-hander got through four innings in his rehab start for Double-A on Thursday, and the Red Sox are hoping he can get through five frames on Wednesday. He has looked fully healthy so far, which is great news for fantasy managers that have been stashing Sale all season long to this point. Sale has dealt with injuries over the last several seasons, but he still has ace potential when he's right.
Source: MLB.com - Ian BrowneRotoBaller.com
Thu Jun 3021:03Chris Sale Has Strong Rehab Start ThursdayChris SaleSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (ribs) had a strong minor league rehab start for Double-A Portland on Thursday, allowing four hits and one run while walking none and striking out seven in four innings pitched. Sale threw 36 of his 52 pitches for strikes, and the only question now is whether the left-hander will make one or two more rehab starts before making his 2022 season debut. The 33-year-old southpaw was scheduled to only go three innings on Thursday. If Sale can avoid a setback in his next rehab outing, he could put himself on track to rejoin Boston's rotation on July 10 or 11. Sale has made only nine starts in the last two seasons due to injuries, but the seven-time All-Star has ace-like ability when he's right.
Source: MLB.com - Ian BrowneRotoBaller.com
Thu Jun 3018:54Manny Machado Returns As DH Against DodgersManny MachadoSSOriolesFree Agent
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado (ankle) has returned to the starting lineup on Thursday for the series opener against the division-rival Los Angeles Dodgers and right-hander Mitch White. Machado will serve as the designated hitter and will bat second in his first game since Father's Day on June 19. The 29-year-old superstar has hit a red-hot .328/.400/.545 with a .945 OPS, 12 home runs, 46 RBI, 48 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 285 plate appearances over 66 games, and he should absolutely be returned to all starting lineups in single-year leagues against the Dodgers. Ha-Seong Kim will continue to man third base, and he's hitting eighth in the batting order on Thursday.
Source: Baseball PressRotoBaller.com
Thu Jun 3016:11Jake Odorizzi Believes He's Ready To ReturnJake OdorizziSPRoyalsFree Agent
Houston Astros starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi (leg) told reporters that he believes he's ready to return to action and that he's just waiting to hear his next move from the organization. Odorizzi made his second rehab start on Wednesday. Pitching at Double-A Corpus Christi, he tossed five scoreless frames, allowing just three hits and no walks while striking out six. Odorizzi was off to a strong start to the year prior to suffering strains and sprains to the ligaments of his right foot and ankle. He has a 3.13 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over seven starts with the Astros this season. His main problem at this point might be that the Astros have a seemingly complete rotation. Cristian Javier joined the starting rotation after Odorizzi's injury and Javier has been fantastic lately. He pitched seven scoreless, no-hit innings against the New York Yankees in his last outing, striking out 13 batters along the way. Astros manager Dusty Baker appears to have a tough decision to make regarding his rotation soon.
Source: Brian McTaggartRotoBaller.com
Tue Jun 2818:36Carlos Santana Batting Fifth In Mariners DebutCarlos SantanaCIndiansFree Agent
Seattle Mariners first baseman Carlos Santana will be hitting fifth in the lineup in his debut with the team Tuesday. Prior to the game, the Mariners optioned infielder Drew Ellis to Triple-A to clear space for Santana. The 36-year-old veteran has slashed just .216/.349/.341 with four home runs, 21 RBI and 17 runs over 52 games this year, but he's been showing some promising signs at the plate in June. He has a .357/.478/.554 slash line this month that's supported by a .607 xSLG and a 92.3 mph average exit velocity.
Source: Ryan DivishRotoBaller.com
Tue Jun 2818:30A.J. Minter, William Smith To Handle Closing DutiesA.J. MinterFree Agent
Will SmithSPRoyalsFree Agent
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker stated on Tuesday that relievers A.J. Minter and William Smith will handle closing duties while the team's primary closer, Kenley Jansen (heart), is out. Jansen was placed on the 15-day injured list on Tuesday due to an irregular heartbeat, so he will miss at least the next two weeks. The Braves are fourth in the majors in saves this year with 24, so it's safe to expect the team to have several save chances while Jansen is sidelined. Minter has been more effective than Smith overall this year, pitching to a 1.69 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP -- Smith has a 3.41 ERA and 1.31 WHIP -- but Smith has received five save opportunities while Minter has only earned two. Also, keep in mind that Smith saved 37 games for the team last year. If you need to gamble on just one of the relievers, Smith seems like the favorite for ninth-inning work. However, based on Snitker's report Tuesday, it sounds as if Minter will get his chances as well.
Source: David O'BrienRotoBaller.com
Tue Jun 2818:20Manny Machado Sitting Tuesday, But Getting CloseManny MachadoSSOriolesFree Agent
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado (ankle) will remain on the bench for Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 29-year-old is nearly 10 days removed from suffering an ankle sprain and he hasn't played since. On Tuesday, he continued to increase his pre-game workouts. He ran the bases, took grounders and threw to first without showing any noticeable pain. According to Padres beat writer Kevin Acee, it was the first time Machado looked like he was ready to play since he sustained the injury. Based on his increased work and Acee's report, it seems as if there's a good chance we see Machado back on the field for Wednesday's series finale. Make sure to be on the lookout for Wednesday's lineup card.
Source: Kevin AceeRotoBaller.com
Tue Jun 2817:34Nothing Wrong With Max ScherzerMax ScherzerSPTigersFree Agent
New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer's (oblique) minor league rehab start for Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday has been pushed back to Wednesday, but the move is simply precautionary due to the nature of the injury. "Listening to Max and watching him and everything, just felt like we had the benefit of an extra day... We're listening to Max more than anything, and the people that have been working with him since this started... There's no reason to rush it. We're not gonna make that mistake. It's not gonna affect the number of times [he pitches]. He's right where he needs to be," skipper Buck Showalter said. Those that were freaking out that Scherzer might have suffered a setback can relax. Assuming he gets out of Wednesday's start fine, the 37-year-old ace is expected to come off the injured list and return to the rotation next week.
Source: SNYRotoBaller.com
Tue Jun 2815:29Max Scherzer's Rehab Start Pushed Back To WednesdayMax ScherzerSPTigersFree Agent
New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer's (oblique) minor league rehab start for Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday has been postponed and pushed back to Wednesday. No reason has been given for the decision to push him back, but the fact that he's going to throw a day later likely means it's not injury-related. As long as Scherzer gets out of his outing on Wednesday without any physical setbacks, he's fully expected to rejoin the Mets' rotation next week. The 37-year-old right-hander allowed two earned runs while walking one and striking out six over 3 1/3 innings in his first rehab start for Binghamton, and he'll go back to being a must-start for the Mets when he returns to the majors.
Source: MLB.com - Anthony DiComoRotoBaller.com
Tue Jun 2815:10Michael Brantley Lands On Injured ListMichael BrantleyCFIndiansFree Agent
The Houston Astros placed outfielder Michael Brantley (shoulder) on the injured list on Tuesday and recalled outfielder Chas McCormick and right-hander Enoli Paredes from the minors in corresponding moves. The Astros also optioned right-hander Brandon Bielak on Monday. Brantley left Sunday's game early against the New York Yankees with right shoulder discomfort, and he'll now miss at least the next 10 days. The 35-year-old is hitting a solid .288/.370/.416 with five home runs, 26 RBI, 28 runs scored and one stolen base in 277 plate appearances over 64 games, and he should be stashed in most fantasy leagues while he's sidelined. McCormick, Mauricio Dubon and J.J. Matijevic could rotate playing time in Houston's outfield until Brantley returns.
Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggartRotoBaller.com
Mon Jun 2714:25Mariners Acquire Carlos Santana From RoyalsCarlos SantanaCIndiansFree Agent
The Seattle Mariners have acquired first baseman and designated hitter Carlos Santana from the Kansas City Royals, the team announced on Monday. Santana was hitting .216 with a .349 on-base percentage and four home runs in 212 plate appearances for Kansas City this season. The 36-year-old will give Seattle another option at first base and designated hitter. The Mariners have had a slightly more productive lineup than the Royals so Santana should see a slight uptick in RBI opportunities. Still, he's likely only an option for fantasy managers in deeper leagues where on-base percentage is part of the scoring. Seattle also acquired cash considerations with Santana and sent reliever Wyatt Mills and pitching prospect William Fleming to Kansas City in return.
Source: Seattle MarinersRotoBaller.com
Sun Jun 2617:40Michael Brantley Exits Early On SundayMichael BrantleyCFIndiansFree Agent
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley (shoulder) was forced to exit early during Sunday's game against the New York Yankees. The veteran outfielder was pulled due to right shoulder discomfort. The organization hasn't given an update on Brantley, so hopefully he won't be forced to miss significant time. The 35-year-old was hitless in three at-bats before exiting the game on Sunday. Fantasy managers will have to check back for another update on Brantley.
Source: Julia MoralesRotoBaller.com
Sun Jun 2613:33Joe Smith Placed On 15-Day Injured ListJoe SmithRPIndiansFree Agent
The Minnesota Twins placed relief pitcher Joe Smith (neck) on the 15-day injured list with upper trapezius tightness on Sunday. The move is retroactive to June 24. The Twins called up fellow relief pitcher Jovani Moran to fill Smith's roster spot. Smith has had a solid year out of the Twins' pen. He's made 28 appearances and he's racked up 14 holds while pitching to a 2.78 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. However, his 4.63 xERA suggests that he's been fortunate thus far. He's also currently sporting a career-low 13.3% strikeout rate, which ranks in the bottom 6% of the league.
Source: Dan HayesRotoBaller.com
Sat Jun 2518:42Manny Machado Takes Batting Practice, Remains Out SaturdayManny MachadoSSOriolesFree Agent
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado (ankle) took batting practice before Saturday's game but remains out of the lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies. The 29-year-old fantasy star is inching his way back to the starting lineup after spraining his ankle last Sunday. It seems like Machado will indeed end up avoiding the injured list, which is what the Padres were hoping for. If things go well, we could see Machado back in the starting lineup very soon, possibly even Sunday. Keep a close eye on his status in the coming days, and get him back in your lineup as soon as he returns.
Source: AJ CassavellRotoBaller.com
Sat Jun 2514:15Chris Sale Works Into Third Inning In Rehab OutingChris SaleSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale (ribs) worked into the third inning in his second minor league rehab outing on Saturday in the Florida Complex League. Sale went 2 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits, hitting a batter, walking none and striking out six. There's no pitch count in the box score, but it was a successful outing for Sale, who has yet to pitch in the majors in 2022. The 33-year-old southpaw is slowly building up his workload, and he could rejoin Boston's rotation for the start of the second half of the season in mid-July. The seven-time All-Star has become a pretty big injury risk and he has made just nine starts since 2019, but he needs to be stashed in all fantasy leagues as he gets closer to his season debut.
Source: The Boston Globe - Peter AbrahamRotoBaller.com
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