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Fri Jul 121:42Gerrit Cole To Start Game 1 Of Saturday DoubleheaderGerrit ColeSPPiratesLazar's Team
New York Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole had his Friday start against the Cleveland Guardians postponed due to inclement weather. Cole will instead take the mound in Game 1 of a Saturday doubleheader against Cleveland. The Yankees will then turn to lefty Nestor Cortes to square off against the Guardians for Game 2. Cole has pitched to a 6-2 record, 2.99 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 111 strikeouts over 87 1/3 innings for the Yankees this season. He will be a no-brainer fantasy option in all formats for Saturday's game.
Source: Marly Rivera on TwitterRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 121:36Evan Longoria Not Playing FridayEvan Longoria3B/DHRaysStrafford's Old Men
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 HendriksSPBlue JaysFree 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 121:14Mookie Betts Gets In On-Field Workout FridayMookie BettsSS/CFRed SoxFree Agent
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts (ribs) got in an on-field workout on Friday before his team's game against the San Diego Padres. Betts has been on the injured list since June 19 after injuring his ribs. Betts reportedly "felt good" after his workout and could possibly be activated from the injured list in the next few days. The All-Star outfielder is hitting .273 with 17 homers, 53 runs, 40 RBI, and six steals on the season.
Source: Juan Toribio on TwitterRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 121:09Manny Machado Not In Lineup FridayManny Machado3BOriolesLazar's Team
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 120:04Anthony DeSclafani Goes Back On Injured ListAnthony DeSclafaniRP/SPMarlinsFree Agent
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (ankle) is going back on the injured list on Friday with right ankle inflammation. It's the same issue that cost DeSclafani two months already this season. Jason Vosler will now make the start on Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. Skipper Gabe Kapler said "there's real concern" with DeSclafani's ankle and said that "everything is on the table" when asked about possible surgery. Jakob Junis will be an option soon for the Gigantes rotation, but until then, the team might have to go with a couple bullpen games. DeSclafani has an ugly 9.95 ERA (21 earned runs) in just 19 innings over five starts, and he was plastered for seven earned runs in just 2 2/3 innings in his last start on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds. It's been a disappointing year after he went 13-7 with a 3.17 ERA in 31 starts for San Fran in 2021.
Source: NBC Sports Bay Area - Alex PavlovicRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 118:20Rich Hill Feels Pop In His Knee FridayRich HillRPYankeesFree 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 118:05Michael Pineda Activated Ahead Of Friday's StartMichael PinedaSPYankeesSpringfield Bullies
The Detroit Tigers have activated starting pitcher Michael Pineda (finger) from the 15-day injured list. He will be the team's starting pitcher for Friday's series opener against the Kansas City Royals. The 33-year-old missed about a month and a half after fracturing his right middle finger. He made just five starts before the injury and went 1-2 with a 3.22 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. He could continue to maintain a solid ERA and WHIP throughout the year, but he offers little strikeout upside (just 12 strikeouts over 22.1 innings) and his win potential is low on the Tigers. To clear space for Pineda, the Tigers sent fellow right-hander Alex Faedo to Triple-A.
Source: Tigers PRRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 116:20Enrique Hernandez Resumes SwingingKiké Hernández1B/CFMarlinsFree Agent
Boston Red Sox infielder/outfielder Enrique Hernandez (hip) took 15 swings on Friday, which is an important step for him in his recovery after he had a setback last week. Hernandez had already resumed throwing this week, but now that he's also swinging again, he could head out on a minor league rehab assignment soon. If the 30-year-old can avoid another setback with his hip, there's still time for him to return to Boston's lineup before the All-Star break in mid-July. Before landing on the injured list, Hernandez was slashing just .209/.273/.340 with four home runs, 24 RBI and 27 runs scored in 238 plate appearances over 51 games in his second season in Beantown.
Source: Mass Live - Chris CotilloRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 116:15Nathan Eovaldi, Garrett Whitlock To Throw Bullpens SaturdayNathan EovaldiSPMarlinsFree Agent
Garrett WhitlockFree Agent
Boston Red Sox right-handers Nathan Eovaldi (back) and Garrett Whitlock (hip) are both scheduled to throw bullpen sessions on Saturday. It will be Eovaldi's first time throwing off a mound since he landed on the injured list almost three weeks ago with lower back inflammation. He might need a couple bullpen or live batting practice sessions before going on a minor league rehab assignment, so he's unlikely to return before the All-Star break. Whitlock is ahead of Eovaldi in his quest to return, but the Red Sox are leaning toward using him out of the bullpen once he's reinstated from the injured list. The 26-year-old made his first four appearances in relief for the Red Sox this year, but he'll lose plenty of fantasy value if he's not in the starting rotation.
Source: Mass Live - Chris CotilloRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 116:01Max Scherzer In Line To Start TuesdayMax ScherzerSPTigersBrasco's Bold Team
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 115:33Chris Bassitt Placed On Injured ListChris BassittSPWhite SoxFree Agent
New York Mets right-hander Chris Bassitt was placed on the COVID-19 injured list on Friday with a non-injury issue. Bassitt was scheduled to start in the Friday series opener against the Texas Rangers but will instead be replaced on the mound by David Peterson. There's no word yet whether Bassitt tested positive for COVID or if he was a close contact but either way the Mets will be without one of their more consistent starters for the next stretch of games. Bassitt has made 15 starts for the Mets this year, posting a 6-5 record, 4.01 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 95 strikeouts spanning 89 2/3 innings of work. Peterson has been solid in his own right in 2022, putting up a 3.10 ERA across 11 appearances. Peterson is a southpaw so fantasy gamers counting on Texas hitters on Friday night might want to check in on their righty/lefty splits and make lineup adjustments accordingly.
Source: New York Mets on TwitterRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 114:32Justin Turner Hits Two Homers In Win Over PadresJustin Turner1B/2B/3B/SSDodgersWho's on First
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner single-handedly helped the team beat the division-rival San Diego Padres on Thursday night, going 3-for-3 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored in the 3-1 victory. It was Turner's first multi-homer game of the season, and he hit only .236/.320/.360 with the two home runs, 11 RBI and 11 runs scored in 25 games in the month of July. Fantasy managers will be hoping that the 37-year-old veteran can build off Thursday's performance moving into July, as he's hitting just .227/.298/.375 on the season with six home runs, 41 RBI, 33 runs scored and one stolen base in 289 plate appearances to this point in the year.
Source: Baseball ReferenceRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 114:20Kevin Kiermaier Back From The Injured ListKevin KiermaierCF/RFRaysFree Agent
The Tampa Bay Rays activated outfielder Kevin Kiermaier (hip) from the 10-day injured list on Friday and optioned outfielder Luke Raley and left-hander Ryan Yarbrough to Triple-A Durham in corresponding moves. The team also recalled right-hander David McKay from the taxi squad. Kiermaier landed on the IL on June 20 with left hip inflammation, but he wasn't out for long and is back in center field and batting fifth on Friday against Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Jose Berrios. The 32-year-old veteran should see regular playing time in center field moving forward, and he's hitting just .229/.270/.380 with seven home runs, 17 RBI, 26 runs scored and five stolen bases in 189 plate appearances and 56 games for the Rays so far in 2022.
Source: Rays Radio Network - Neil SolondzRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 114:15Jorge Soler Lands On Injured ListJorge SolerRFCubsSpringfield Bullies
The Miami Marlins are placing outfielder Jorge Soler (back) on the injured list on Friday before the series opener against the Washington Nationals. Soler was a late scratch from the starting lineup on Wednesday in the series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals with back discomfort. It could be a short stay on the injured list for Soler, but we'll have to wait and see. He finished the month of June hitting .220/.301/.341 with two home runs, nine RBI and 33 strikeouts in 24 games, and he's sporting a season slash line of .217/.306/.421 with 13 long balls, 34 RBI and 31 runs scored in 289 plate appearances. The 30-year-old's swing-and-miss tendencies won't do your team batting average any favors, but he still has plenty of power to spare.
Source: Miami Herald - Jordan McPhersonRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 114:09Chris Sale's Final Rehab Game Could Be WednesdayChris SaleSPWhite SoxRotoValue
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
Fri Jul 114:04Aroldis Chapman Reinstated From Injured ListAroldis ChapmanRPRedsBrasco's Bold Team
The New York Yankees reinstated relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the 15-day injured list on Friday and placed right-hander Miguel Castro on the paternity list in a corresponding move. Chapman was expected to come off the injured list on Friday for the start of this weekend's series against the Cleveland Guardians after making his final minor league rehab outing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre earlier this week. The Yankees will probably ease the hard-throwing left-hander back into high-leverage situations, especially with how well Clay Holmes has performed in a closing role this year. Holmes has earned at least a partial role as the Yankees closer, but New York wants to give Chapman his chances as well.
Source: Yankees TwitterRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 110:08Joey Votto Homers, Tallies Three Hits In Thursday's LossJoey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
The Cincinnati Reds got blown out 15-7 against the Chicago Cubs Thursday night, but first baseman Joey Votto did what he could to stop it, going 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs, and an RBI. The longtime Red is slashing .224/.342/.398 with six home runs, 22 runs, and 25 RBI in 58 games. It's a far cry from Votto's 2021 season numbers, but considering he hit .129 with a .434 OPS in the first month of the season, fantasy managers should be happy with those results. He isn't hitting enough to be a starter in every league, but his .342 OBP still makes him a good contributor in OBP leagues.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Fri Jul 110:06Jose Abreu Slashes .346/.431/.533 Across JuneJosé Abreu1B/DHWhite SoxCJ's Tip-Top Team
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu had his best month of the season thus far in June. He slashed 346/.431/.533 across the month and closed out his strong month with a 4-for-4 effort against the Los Angeles Angels this past Wednesday. Abreu had a .656 OPS in April, followed by a .796 OPS in May. His .964 OPS in June was fueled by a 41.3% ground ball rate (down from 51.2% in May) and a 1.0 K/BB ratio (up from 0.88 in May). The 35-year-old isn't supplying a ton of power yet this year as he has just nine homers over 72 games, but the rest of his profile is right where fantasy managers would like to see him at.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Thu Jun 3021:57Nick Castellanos Hits Three-Run Homer ThursdayNick Castellanos3BTigersFree Agent
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Castellanos had the stick working in a 14-4 rout of the division-rival Atlanta Braves on Thursday, going 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a strikeout to raise his season average to .248. The home run was his eighth of the season, and it ended a month-long drought without a round-tripper. The Phillies are going to need more where that came from with superstar outfielder and last year's National League MVP Bryce Harper (thumb) out six weeks with a fractured thumb. Fantasy managers will also be hoping that Castellanos' big home run on Thursday will jump start him for a big month of July. The 30-year-old right-handed slugger is now up to an even 40 RBI in his first season in Philadelphia.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
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