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Thu Sep 2918:53Avisail Garcia, Joey Wendle Back From IL, Garrett Cooper To ILAvisaíl GarcíaRFWhite SoxFree Agent
Garrett Cooper1BMarlinsFree Agent
The Miami Marlins activated outfielder Avisail Garcia (hamstring), infielder Joey Wendle (hamstring) and pitcher Tommy Nance (groin) from the injured list on Thursday. The Marlins also placed infielder/outfielder Garrett Cooper (pinkie) on the 10-day injured list with a pinkie fracture and Steven Okert (triceps) on the 15-day injured list with left triceps tightness. Jesus Sanchez was recalled and Jerar Encarnacion and Luke Williams were optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville. Garcia is starting in right field and batting cleanup on Thursday, while Wendle is at the 6 and hitting seventh against Milwaukee Brewers left-hander ... [More]
Source: Miami Herald - Jordan
Thu Sep 2918:36Brendan Rodgers Activated, Connor Joe Goes On Injured ListConnor Joe1BRedsFree Agent
Brendan RodgersFree Agent
The Colorado Rockies activated second baseman Brendan Rodgers (hamstring) from the injured list on Thursday and placed outfielder Connor Joe (ribs) on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Rodgers went on the IL a week ago and will be back for the final handful of games in the 2022 regular season. It remains to be seen if he'll be back in the starting lineup on Thursday against the San Francisco Giants. The 26-year-old is returning to a .261/.319/.396 slash line with 11 homers, 61 RBI and 68 runs in 502 at-bats this year. Joe will miss the rest of the regular season with his injury. He'll finish his season hitting .238/.338/.359 with seven home runs, 28 RBI, 56 runs scored and six stolen bases in 111 games in his second season in Colorado.
Source: MLB Roster
Thu Sep 2917:39Alex Verdugo Doubles During Thursday's WinAlex VerdugoCF/RFDodgersFree Agent
Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo had a pair of hits, including a double, and scored twice in Thursday's 5-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. It brought the 26-year-old's batting average to .285. Verdugo's pretty one-dimensional, though, as he has just 11 HRs and one stolen base with 72 runs and 74 RBI over 147 games. The former top prospect's still deserving of a starting job in most fantasy leagues and will contribute to batting average the rest of the way as the season comes to a close.
Wed Sep 2823:28Brandon Woodruff Strikes Out 10 In WinBrandon WoodruffRP/SPBrewersFree Agent
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff was outstanding Wednesday night, striking out 10 batters over six shutout innings to lead the team to a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Woodruff allowed five hits and one walk and was credited with his 13th win of the year. This outing lowers Woodruff's ERA and WHIP to 3.05 and 1.09 with 183 strikeouts in 147 1/3 innings across 26 starts. He also has five straight quality starts, with double-digit strikeouts in each of his last four.
Wed Sep 2818:23Justin Steele Not Expected To Return This SeasonJustin SteeleSPCubsFree Agent
Chicago Cubs left-hander Justin Steele (back) threw a successful bullpen session on Tuesday and is expected to throw one more high-intensity bullpen, but it sounds as though he will not make it back to make another start for the Cubs in 2022. "It just makes sense to me to just go ahead and send him off on a high note," manager David Ross said about Steele. It doesn't make sense for the Cubs to rush the 27-year-old southpaw back with nothing to play for this year. Steele showed plenty of improvement in his sophomore season in the big leagues, going 4-7 with a 3.18 ERA (3.21 FIP), a 1.35 WHIP, 126 strikeouts and 50 walks in 119 innings pitched over his 24 starts for the Cubbies.
Source: Chicago Tribune - Meghan
Wed Sep 2816:19Ramon Urias Lands On Injured ListRamón Urías2BCardinalsFree Agent
The Baltimore Orioles placed infielder Ramon Urias (knee) on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a right knee sprain. The Orioles also recalled left-hander Keegan Akin, infielder Tyler Nevin and right-hander Beau Sulser from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned right-hander Joey Krehbiel and right-hander Jake Reed to Norfolk. Urias had three hits and fell just short of hitting for the cycle on Tuesday, but he also injured his knee in the process and won't play again in 2022. The 28-year-old utility infielder will wrap up his third season in the big leagues with a .248/.305/.414 slash line and career-highs in home runs (16), RBI (51) and runs scored (50) in 445 plate appearances over 118 games played.
Source: Orioles
Wed Sep 2800:38Adrian Houser Headed To Injured ListAdrian HouserRPBrewersFree Agent
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Adrian Houser (groin) exited Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Cardinals in the fourth inning with a strained right groin and will be headed to the injured list, per manager Craig Counsell. Houser took the loss, allowing three runs on two hits and four walks with three strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings. A disappointing regular season will end on a down note for the 29-year-old, who went 6-10 with a 4.73 ERA6.05 K/9 rate, and 4.12 BB/9 rate over 21 starts.
Source: Adam McCalvy -
Wed Sep 2800:31Ramon Urias Exits Tuesday With Right Knee DiscomfortRamón Urías2BCardinalsFree Agent
Baltimore Orioles infielder Ramon Urias (knee) exited Tuesday's 13-9 loss to the Red Sox in the fifth inning with right knee discomfort, per's Rich Dubroff. Urias went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, a triple, and a single before being pinch-run for by Jorge Mateo. Fantasy managers should keep an eye out for further updates, but Urias can likely be considered day-to-day. Urias has been a useful fantasy option at times this season, slashing .248/.305/.414 with 16 HR and 51 RBI.
Source: Rich Dubroff -
Wed Sep 2800:11Garrett Cooper Fractures Left Pinkie TuesdayGarrett Cooper1BMarlinsFree Agent
Miami Marlins first baseman/outfielder Garrett Cooper (pinkie) fractured his fifth metacarpal on his left hand in the fifth inning of Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Mets, per Miami Herald's Jordan McPherson. Cooper was hit by a pitch in the top of the fifth inning and went 1-for-2 with a single and a strikeout before being replaced by Charles Leblanc. This will likely be the end of Cooper's season, who slashed .261/.337/.415 with nine home runs and 50 RBI in 469 plate appearances. The 31-year-old has played well when healthy but has endured numerous injuries over the past several seasons.
Source: Jordan McPherson -
Tue Sep 2723:58Ramon Urias Comes Double Shy Of CycleRamón Urías2BCardinalsFree Agent
Baltimore Orioles infielder Ramon Urias came a double shy of the cycle Tuesday, never getting a fourth trip to the plate to attempt to complete the feat. Urias was a perfect 3-for-3 with a homer, a triple, and a single before being lifted for a pinch runner. The home run was his 16th of the season, easily surpassing his previous career peak of seven in 2021. Urias is finishing strong, with a .316/.435/.579 slash line over his last seven games. Fantasy managers who have overlooked him still have time to add him for a final push.
Tue Sep 2723:50Dylan Floro Strikes Out Side In SaveDylan FloroRP/SPDodgersFree Agent
Miami Marlins relief pitcher Dylan Floro looked dominated Tuesday, striking out the side in order to earn his eighth save of the season in a 6-4 win over the New York Mets. Floro has been the most effective option out of the bullpen for manager Don Mattingly, and while the Marlins have not had many save opportunities, they will be looking to play spoiler over this final stretch of the season. Floro could be a sneaky pick-up for fantasy managers in their push to the finish line. He has a 3.10 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 44 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings.
Tue Sep 2714:54Tommy Pham Back In Red Sox's Lineup On TuesdayTommy PhamCF/LFCardinalsFree Agent
Boston Red Sox outfielder Tommy Pham is back in the team's lineup on Tuesday for a matchup with the Baltimore Orioles. Pham got the day off on Monday but will hit leadoff on Tuesday against the Orioles and right-hander Kyle Bradish. He'll start in left field. The veteran outfielder is batting .244 this season with a .317 on-base percentage, 17 home runs, and eight stolen bases in 593 plate appearances.
Source: Jen
Sun Sep 2513:53Luis Perdomo Heads To The Injured ListLuis PerdomoRP/SPPadresFree Agent
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Luis Perdomo (calf) has been placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to Sept. 24, with a right calf strain. This move clears up a roster spot for the Brewers to activate starter Freddy Peralta (shoulder), who is starting on Sunday vs. the Cincinnati Reds. The 29-year-old Perdomo has a 3.80 ERA and 1.14 WHIP across 23 2/3 innings of relief this season.
Source: Milwaukee
Sat Sep 2411:05X-Rays Come Back Negative On Adolis GarciaAdolis GarcíaCFCardinalsFree Agent
Initial X-rays on Texas Rangers outfielder Adolis Garcia's wrist looked OK, according to interim manager Tony Beasley. The team will re-evaluate Garcia on Saturday after he was forced from Friday's game early against the Cleveland Guardians after taking a 100 mph cutter off his wrist. As of right now, the 29-year-old seems to be fine and should be considered day-to-day, but you shouldn't be surprised if he's not in Saturday's starting lineup. Garcia has been a must-start in fantasy this year, slashing .253/.304/.458 with 25 home runs, 95 RBI, 83 runs scored and 25 stolen bases in 566 at-bats for the Rangers. He hasn't been as strong in September, though, going just 16-for-70 (.229) with four homers, 15 RBI, 11 runs scored and three steals in 20 games.
Source: Dallas Morning News - Evan
Fri Sep 2321:42Tyler Mahle Won't Pitch Again In 2022Tyler MahleSPRedsFree Agent
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Tyler Mahle (shoulder) will not take the mound again this season. The right-hander has been shut down since September due to lingering shoulder problems. This is a shame as Mahle only ended up making four starts as a member of the Twins roster. Although, he was solid throughout most of the season, so the hope is that it'll continue in 2023. Fantasy managers who were holding Mahle can safely drop him now.
Source: Do-Hyoung
Fri Sep 2300:32Clay Holmes Picks Up Relief WinClay HolmesRP/SPPiratesFree Agent
New York Yankees relief pitcher Clay Holmes picked up his seventh win of the season Thursday night. He threw two innings of relief, finishing off a 5-4 extra-inning win over the rival Red Sox, allowing no runs on one hit with one strikeout and no walks. The once-dominant Holmes has faltered of late, allowing earned runs in four of his last six outings, but this performance was more reminiscent of his dominant first half. Holmes still appears to have a tentative hold on the closer role, so fantasy managers should keep him active despite the struggles. He has a 2.59 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 65 strikeouts in 62 2/3 innings this season.
Thu Sep 2218:28Dodgers Pick Up Daniel Hudson's 2023 OptionDaniel HudsonRP/SPDodgersFree Agent
The Los Angeles Dodgers are picking up right-handed reliever Daniel Hudson's (knee) $6.5 million option for the 2023 season, according to sources. Hudson posted an excellent 2.22 ERA (2.04 FIP), a 0.90 WHIP, five saves and 30 strikeouts for LA in 24 1/3 innings out of the bullpen this year before suffering a season-ending torn ACL. The Dodgers will also likely get a team option for the 2024 season worth around $6.5 million on Hudson. Along with his five saves, the 35-year-old veteran also had nine holds, but his season came to an end in June. Hudson isn't going to be the Dodgers closer next year, but he should see a handful of chances and will remain relevant in holds leagues if he continues to pitch well.
Source: - Jeff
Wed Sep 2122:08Jordan Lyles Tosses Complete GameJordan LylesRP/SPBrewersFree Agent
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jordan Lyles was able to throw a complete game during Wednesday's contest against the Detroit Tigers. The 31-year-old struck out six batters, while allowing one run on three hits in the win. The veteran righty needed only 94 pitches to go the distance in this one. He has been pitching much better over his last 70 innings or so. There might be some streaming value in Lyles over the final few weeks of the regular season.
Wed Sep 2111:15Reyes Moronta Picks Up Save In Game 2Reyes MorontaRPGiantsFree Agent
Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Reyes Moronta picked up his first save of the season in a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of a doubleheader on Tuesday. Moronta threw a scoreless and hitless inning while walking none and striking out one in the outing. The 29-year-old right-hander was designated for assignment by the Dodgers a month ago, but he landed with Arizona and got his first save of the year against his former team. The D-backs are currently using a closer committee with Ian Kennedy, Joe Mantiply and Mark Melancon, but Moronta could be added to that mix over the final weeks of the 2022 season. He's pitched well in 9 2/3 innings for the Snakes, allowing only three earned runs on six hits while walking three and striking out eight.
Wed Sep 2100:48Edwin Diaz Earns 31st Save Of Season TuesdayEdwin DíazRPMetsFree Agent
New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz earned a four-out save in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Brewers. Diaz came in to pitch up by two with two outs in the eighth inning and a runner on first. He got the final out of the inning on a strikeout and then delivered a 1-2-3 ninth inning with two more strikeouts. Diaz has been one of fantasy's top closers once again this season, converting 31 of 34 save opportunities with a stellar 1.40 ERA and 17.07 K/9 rate. While some of fantasy's premier closers have faltered this season, Diaz will remain a top option for the rest of this season and in the 2023 season as well.