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Sun May 2619:43Tyler Kinley Works Perfect Ninth InningTyler KinleyRPRockiesFree Agent
Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Tyler Kinley was tasked with holding a three-run lead versus the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. The right-hander threw a scoreless final frame to earn his second save of the season. He needed only nine pitches to retire the red-hot Phillies lineup. Kinley holds an ugly 7.59 ERA this season but he has looked much better in May. It's worth noting that Jalen Beeks and Justin Lawrence both pitched on Saturday. That being said, both pitchers were probably unavailable which is why Kinley got the save chance. He might be working his way into more save chances, but this situation is a mess right now.
Sun May 2619:34Cristian Javier Misses Bullpen SessionCristian JavierRP/SPAstrosFree Agent
Houston Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier (forearm) was unable to throw his scheduled bullpen session on Sunday. This is an interesting development considering Javier is scheduled to start against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. For now, Javier is being considered as day-to-day due to forearm discomfort. The expectation is that the Astros will give an update on Javier's status prior to Monday's game. Fantasy managers will need to check back for another update.
Source: Julia
Sun May 2619:22Ryan Weathers Sharp On SundayRyan WeathersSPPadresFree Agent
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ryan Weathers posted a dominant performance during Sunday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The left-hander racked up seven strikeouts over six scoreless frames in the victory. He allowed only four hits and walked one batter during this stellar performance. He'll take a 3.16 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 53/20 K/BB into next week's matchup against the Texas Rangers. This is a tough matchup for Weathers, but he has shown the ability to hold his own this season.
Sun May 2619:06Craig Kimbrel Tosses Scoreless NinthCraig KimbrelRPWhite SoxFree Agent
Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel was tasked with holding a three-run lead against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. The 35-year-old was temporarily removed from the closer role due to struggles in early May. The veteran right-hander has reclaimed his role and has three saves this week. This game marked the seven straight scoreless appearance for Kimbrel. Fantasy managers can go back to trusting Kimbrel as an everyday option in fantasy lineups.
Sun May 2617:08Ronald Acuna Jr. Says He Is Heading To Injured ListRonald AcuñaCF/RFBravesFree Agent
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (knee) told reporters that he will be heading to the injured list after suffering a knee injury during Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The injury did not look great from the start as Acuna fell down in pain after faking an attempt to steal third base. There is still no word on the severity of the injury or a potential timeline to return, but it appears as though the former MVP will be sidelined for at least 10 days, if not longer. More information will surely continue to come out over the next day or two. Adam Duvall figures to be the biggest beneficiary if Acuna remains shelved for an extended period.
Source: Mark
Sun May 2616:47Casey Mize Mediocre In Sunday's OutingCasey MizeSPTigersFree Agent
Detroit Tigers starter Casey Mize allowed three runs on eight hits across 4 1/3 innings of work during Sunday's 14-11 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. He walked two batters and did not record a strikeout. Mize has had a rocky May as he owns a 6.56 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, and 16:6 K:BB across five starts this month. The poor stretch of play may ultimately cost the 27-year-old his rotation spot as right-hander Matt Manning has seen increased playing time as of late. Mize has certainly not lived up to the hype after being selected first overall in the 2018 draft. He is best left on the waiver wire at this point.
Sun May 2616:38Matt Vierling Blasts Two Homers In Sunday's WinMatt VierlingLFPhilliesFree Agent
Detroit Tigers outfielder Matt Vierling was 4-for-6 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored during Sunday's 14-11 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The 27-year-old smashed a Zach Pop offering to left field in the sixth inning to put the Tigers up 9-5. He then gave his team the victory with a monster three-run blast off of Jordan Romano in the bottom of the ninth. Vierling is now slashing .278/.311/.464 with five homers, 23 RBI and 19 runs scored across 47 games. He has not been an everyday player this season, but his playing time should increase after a performance like this. He may be a worthwhile option for managers in AL-only formats if he continues to leadoff with consistency.
Sun May 2616:31Jose Urquidy To Be Re-Evaluated On TuesdayJosé UrquidySPAstrosFree Agent
Houston Astros right-hander Jose Urquidy (forearm) will be re-evaluated by team physicians on Tuesday. Urquidy was removed from his rehab start early on Friday due to forearm discomfort. The 29-year-old appeared to be very close to re-joining the Astros starting rotation, but that is now in serious doubt. Urquidy has struggled with injuries for the better part of two seasons as he only managed to make 10 starts in 2023 and has yet to appear in the majors in 2024. More information about the extent of the injury will be available after Tuesday's evaluation.
Source: Chandler
Sun May 2616:24Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Tallies Four Hits On SundayVladimir Guerrero1B/DHBlue JaysFree Agent
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was 4-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored during Sunday's wild 14-11 loss to the Detroit Tigers. The 25-year-old has come alive in recent weeks after a quiet start to the season as he is batting .439 with a 9:8 BB:K over his past 15 games. Overall, Guerrero Jr. is slashing .302/.393/.427 with five home runs, 25 RBI, 24 runs scored and one stolen base across 52 games. An uptick in the power department would be nice for fantasy managers but at least the hits are starting to fall with frequency.
Sun May 2616:17Jose Abreu Re-Joining Astros On MondayJosé Abreu1BWhite SoxFree Agent
Houston Astros first baseman Jose Abreu will return to the team on Monday to kick off their series against the Seattle Mariners. Abreu had most recently been with Triple-A Sugar Land after the Astros optioned him to the minors due to his early-season struggles. The veteran slugger had produced a dismal .099/.156/.113 slash line with no home runs, three RBI and a 3:18 BB:K through 22 games in 2024. While he had some production in the Florida Complex League immediately after his demotion, he actually went hitless across his seven at-bats in Triple-A. Even with Abreu returning, there is no guarantee he gets regular playing time over Jon Singleton. The former MVP is best left on the waiver wire at this point.
Source: Matt
Sun May 2616:09Martin Perez Leaves Sunday's Start With Groin InjuryMartín PérezSPRed SoxFree Agent
Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Martin Perez (groin) left Sunday's start against the Atlanta Braves after three innings due to a groin injury. He surrendered one run on four hits while giving up two walks and striking out two. The veteran left-hander is undergoing further testing as the extent of the injury is not known at this point. It is unclear whether he will be able to make his next scheduled start on June 2 against the Toronto Blue Jays. Perez has compiled a 4.71 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 46:19 K:BB across 11 starts this season and is nothing more than a streaming option when healthy.
Source: Pittsburgh
Sun May 2615:59Jorge Polanco Exits Early On SundayJorge Polanco2B/SSTwinsFree Agent
Seattle Mariners second baseman Jorge Polanco left Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals with right hamstring tightness. He was replaced by Josh Rojas who entered the game at third base while Dylan Moore shifted to second. It is a worrying injury for the 30-year-old as he had just missed time with an injury on the same hamstring. He has also dealt with similar ailments over the course of his career. Polanco has struggled at the plate this season with an underwhelming .195/.293/.302 slash line. He has also produced five home runs, 14 RBI, 15 runs scored and a stolen base through 46 games. Polanco is tough to justify rostering in the majority of formats with his injury frequency and limited production.
Source: Mariners
Sun May 2615:52Brent Rooker Out Of Sunday's LineupBrent RookerLF/RFTwinsFree Agent
Oakland Athletics outfielder Brent Rooker is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Houston Astros. It appears to be a regular rest day for the hard-hitting 29-year-old. Rooker has enjoyed a nice season thus far for the Athletics as evidenced by his .286/.368/.565 slash line. He has also tallied 11 home runs, 34 RBI, 23 runs scored and two stolen bases across 41 games. Kyle McCann will draw into the lineup in Rooker's absence and bat seventh against Astros right-hander Ronel Blanco. McCann has shown some promise in limited at-bats this season with three homers and a .346 average across 21 games.
Sun May 2614:59Ronald Acuna Jr. Leaves Sunday’s Game With Left Knee SorenessRonald AcuñaCF/RFBravesFree Agent
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (knee) left Sunday's game in the first inning with left knee soreness, which was confirmed by the Atlanta Braves. Acuna attempted to steal third base but had to make a hard pivot back to second base. As a result he fell down in pain in the infield. He was able to walk to the dugout on his power but had to take several pauses. Fantasy managers will have to wait until Sunday night when the team returns to Atlanta to undergo any further testing. Acuna was named the 2023 NL MVP in unanimous fashion as he posted a .337/.416/.596 line with 41 home runs and 73 stolen bases. If the 26-year-old were to miss any extended time, Adam Duvall should be the favorite to see the majority of starts in right field.
Source: Atlanta
Sun May 2614:51Joey Bart Removed From Sunday’s GameJoey BartCGiantsFree Agent
Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Joey Bart (thumb) left Sunday's game with an apparent injury to his left thumb. As a result, Yasmani Grandal entered the game as his replacement. Bart has performed quite well in his new home in the City of Bridges with a strong .267/.362/.517 line with four long balls and 12 RBI through 21 games. If Bart were to miss any long period of time with this injury, Grandal should be expected to receive the majority of starts behind the dish. Grandal has posted a .212/.226/.385 line with two home runs in his first 16 games as a Pirate and could be worth a look in NL-only formats if he has to serve as the primary backstop for an extended period of time.
Source: Pittsburgh
Sun May 2614:39Luis Campusano Out Of Sunday’s LineupLuis CampusanoCPadresFree Agent
San Diego Padres catcher Luis Campusano is not in Sunday's lineup as the Padres hope to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees. Campusano has started the first two games of the series and has gone 0-7 at the plate with two walks. As a result, Kyle Higashioka will have an opportunity to get some revenge against his former team on Sunday. He enters this game holding a poor .140/.140/.256 line with just one home run and six total hits through 15 games. He is best to avoid in DFS as he will face Clarke Schmidt, who has posted a stellar 0.92 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 4:20 BB:K ratio in his previous three starts.
Source: San Diego
Sun May 2614:26Brad Keller Signs With BostonBrad KellerSPRoyalsFree Agent
Free Agent starting pitcher Brad Keller was signed by the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, May 26. Zack Kelly was optioned to Triple-A Worcester in the corresponding move. Keller opened the season with the Chicago White Sox primarily in a long relief role but did make two starts. Through his two starts, he posted a hefty 8.32 ERA and 1.73 WHIP. As a reliever, he looked much better as he tossed eight innings to the tune of a 1.13 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. The 28-year-old should be expected to be in a similar role in Boston, as the Red Sox rotation currently has five designated starters. Keller could be worth adding if he makes spot starts during the summer in AL-only formats in the right matchup but should usually be left on all waiver wires as his projected role will not provide him much fantasy value.
Source: Pete
Sun May 2614:13Ronald Acuna Jr. Leaves Sunday’s Game Early With Apparent Knee InjuryRonald AcuñaCF/RFBravesFree Agent
Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (knee) left Sunday's game early, suffering an apparent non-contact injury on his left knee. Acuna knocked a leadoff double and attempted to swipe third but had to take a hard pivot back to second base. Due to this, he went down in the infield in clear pain and even pointed toward his left knee. He was able to walk off the field on his power but had to pause several times before reaching the dugout. Acuna won the NL MVP Award last season with an incredible 41 long balls and 73 stolen bases. He has been off to a slow start this season with just four home runs and a .246 AVG. Currently, there is not any information on the severity of the injury, but if Acuna were to miss time, Adam Duvall would see the majority of starts in right field.
Source: Fox
Sun May 2613:50Blake Snell Reinstated From Paternity List, Starting MondayBlake SnellSPPadresFree Agent
San Francisco Giants starter Blake Snell (personal) was reinstated from the paternity list on Sunday afternoon. The 31-year-old is reportedly still awaiting the birth of his baby but will return to the team to start Monday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. It is possible that he goes back on the paternity list after the game. Snell has endured a rocky start to his first season with the Giants as he's posted an 0-3 record to go along with a bloated 11.40 ERA, 2.07 WHIP and 17:9 K:BB through four starts. It is tough to trust last year's Cy Young winner right now, especially against a powerful Phillies offense.
Source: Alex
Sun May 2613:45David Peterson Scheduled To Start WednesdayDavid PetersonSPMetsFree Agent
New York Mets pitcher David Peterson (hip) is scheduled to start Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Peterson has not pitched in the majors yet this year as he was recovering from offseason hip surgery. The 28-year-old looked solid during his rehab stint where he made six starts across three different levels of the minor leagues. While that was encouraging, Peterson posted a dismal 3-8 record to go along with a 5.03 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 128:50 K:BB across 27 appearances in 2023. He may eventually offer some streaming upside to fantasy managers but it will not come on Wednesday against the potent Dodgers offense.
Source: Will