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Sat Apr 114:51Mitch Haniger To Be Re-Evaluated Next WeekendMitch HanigerRFMarinersTeam Lorin
According to manager Gabe Kapler, San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger (oblique) will be re-evaluated next weekend. The veteran began the season on the 10-day injured list because of an oblique strain. However, Kapler hopes to have him back after "a week of games." Haniger signed a three-year, $43.5 million deal in the offseason after spending the last five years in Seattle. He finished the 2022 campaign with a .246/.308/.429 slash line, 34 RBI, and 11 home runs (65 strikeouts). Blake Sabol should see more action in the outfield until Haniger can return, with the 25-year-old going without a hit in the opening-day loss to the New York Yankees.
Source: Alex
Sat Apr 113:58Luis Severino Started Throwing On FridayLuis SeverinoSPYankeesDark Angel
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (lat) started some light throwing on Friday and made it through with no issues, per manager Aaron Boone. He threw again on Saturday and will continue to ramp up his throwing program, barring any setbacks. Severino had a low-grade right lat strain towards the end of spring training and was placed on the 15-day injured list back on March 30, retroactive to March 27. There's still no timetable for his return and the Yankees will be cautious with the oft-injured 29-year-old. Fantasy managers should continue to keep tabs on him.
Source: Bryan Hoch of
Sat Apr 113:44Sean Murphy Getting The Day Off On SaturdaySean MurphyC/DHAthleticsBallbusters
Atlanta Braves catcher Sean Murphy is absent from the lineup on Saturday against the Washington Nationals. Travis d'Arnaud is sliding in behind the plate while Marcell Ozuna shifts from left field to designated hitter. Murphy went 0-for-5 in his Braves' debut on Thursday but he should be back behind the dish on Sunday for the series finale against the Nats.
Sat Apr 113:27Whit Merrifield Not In The Lineup On SaturdayWhit Merrifield2B/CF/RFRoyalsBallbusters
Toronto Blue Jays utility man Whit Merrifield is not in the lineup on Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Merrifield drew the start on Opening Day at second base but is taking a seat on Saturday vs. Jack Flaherty and the Cardinals. Cavan Biggio is manning the keystone while Daulton Varsho, George Springer, and Kevin Kiermaier man the outfield. Brandon Belt is filling at designated hitter for Toronto.
Sat Apr 111:28Julio Rodriguez Hits Two Doubles In Loss FridayJulio RodríguezCFMarinersDoubleHeader
Seattle Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI, run scored and two strikeouts in the team's 9-4 loss to the Cleveland Guardians on Friday night in the second game of the season. It was nice to see Rodriguez get into the hit column after he went hitless on Opening Day on Thursday. The 22-year-old reigning American League Rookie of the Year was a high fantasy draft pick for a good reason, as there simply isn't much he can't do on a baseball field. If he can stay healthy in 2023, J-Rod has a realistic chance to finish as the most valuable fantasy hitter. Keep him in starting lineups each and every day.
Sat Apr 111:17Garrett Whitlock Gives Up A Run In Rehab OutingGarrett WhitlockRP/SPRed SoxDoubleHeader
Boston Red Sox right-hander Garrett Whitlock (hip) made a minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Worcester on Friday and allowed one run on six hits while walking one and striking out six over four innings of work. The Red Sox slow played Whitlock in spring training after he had surgery on his hip last September. The 26-year-old will make another minor-league rehab start, but then after that he's expected to come off the injured list and make his 2023 debut on April 11 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Whitlock has pitched in both a relief and starting role for the BoSox, but they want him to be a full-time starter this year. He's an attractive up-and-coming pitcher in mixed fantasy leagues, but workload restrictions could cap his ceiling in 2023.
Sat Apr 111:06Michael Massey Not Playing SaturdayMichael Massey2BRoyalsTeam Erik
Kansas City Royals second baseman Michael Massey is not in the starting lineup on Saturday for the team's second game of the season against the Minnesota Twins. Instead, Nicky Lopez will man the keystone and hit ninth against Twins right-hander Sonny Gray. Massey started at second and hit sixth in the Opening Day lineup on Thursday, but he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and now finds himself on the bench. The 25-year-old made his major-league debut last year and slashed .243/.307/.376 with four home runs, 17 RBI and three stolen bases in 52 games for the Royals. Massey has some pop in his bat, but his fantasy ceiling is limited in KC in just his first full MLB season, especially if he won't be playing every day.
Source: Baseball
Sat Apr 110:31Nolan Jones Homers Twice For AlbuquerqueNolan Jones3B/RFGuardiansFree Agent
Colorado Rockies' No. 17 prospect Nolan Jones had a big night in Triple-A on Friday. Jones smashed a pair of two-run homers for Albuquerque, making him the first player to hit two Opening Day homers for the Isotopes. Jones is a former top prospect for the Cleveland Guardians, hitting .244 with two homers and 13 RBI across 86 MLB at-bats for the team in 2022. Cleveland traded Jones to the Rockies in November for shortstop Juan Brito. Jones is worth keeping tabs on in deeper dynasty leagues in case he gets called up to join Colorado at some point during the season.
Source: Minor League Baseball on
Sat Apr 108:13Steven Kwan Plates Five In Win Over SeattleSteven KwanLF/RFGuardiansBuchanalia
Cleveland Guardians outfielder Steven Kwan turned in a big night at the plate in a 9-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday. A night after Cleveland was shut out on Opening Day, Kwan led the offense, going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and five RBI in the win. Kwan plated his first run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning. He then tacked on a two-run double in the fourth and a two-run single in the fifth. The outfielder finished third in AL Rookie of the Year voting in 2022 and appears primed to keep it going in his sophomore campaign. He will face off against Seattle right-hander Logan Gilbert on Saturday and will be a solid fantasy option across the board for that matchup.
Fri Mar 3122:33A.J. Puk Picks Up Save For Marlins FridayA.J. PukRPAthleticsDark Angel
Miami Marlins left-handed reliever A.J. Puk picked up his first save of the season in Friday's 2-1 win over the division-rival New York Mets. Dylan Floro worked a scoreless eighth inning for the hold, and manager Skip Schumaker decided to call on Puk for the save in a 2-0 ballgame in the ninth inning. The 27-year-old southpaw allowed a solo home run while walking none and striking out two to help the team hold on for the win. Puk is certainly worth a pickup for those searching for saves, but this could be a closer-by-committee situation in Miami between Puk, Floro and Tanner Scott. It could easily be one of Floro or Scott that gets the nod in the team's next save situation.
Fri Mar 3122:28Mariners Acquire Nick Solak From RedsNick SolakLFRangersFree Agent
The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Nick Solak from the Cincinnati Reds on Friday in exchange for cash considerations. The move comes after the Reds designated Solak for assignment on Thursday, and he'll report to Triple-A Tacoma to begin the 2023 season. The 28-year-old former second-rounder of the New York Yankees in 2016 hit a combined .252/.327/.372 with a .700 OPS, 21 home runs, 93 RBI, 117 runs scored and 19 stolen bases in 253 games played in his four seasons for the Texas Rangers coming into this season. It could be difficult for Solak to find his way onto a much-improved Seattle big-league roster, so for now, he's only worth stashing in deep AL-only leagues.
Source: The Athletic - C. Trent
Fri Mar 3122:24Justin Verlander Does Some Throwing On FridayJustin VerlanderSPAstrosBuchanalia
New York Mets starting pitcher Justin Verlander (teres strain) did "some light throwing" on Friday at loanDepot Park, according to Anthony DiComo of The three-time Cy Young winner landed on the 15-day injured list on Thursday, retroactive to March 27, because of a right teres major strain. He's due to be re-evaluated in about a week, so the Metropolitans are certainly hoping for an encouraging update. However, the team will also take a cautious approach with Verlander, who signed with New York over the Winter. In the meantime, Tylor Megill is expected to enter the starting rotation. The 27-year-old went 4-2 last season (nine starts), ending with a miserable 5.13 ERA, 51 strikeouts, and 13 walks.
Source: Anthony
Fri Mar 3122:18Justin Verlander Does Some Light ThrowingJustin VerlanderSPAstrosBuchanalia
New York Mets starting pitcher Justin Verlander (shoulder) did some light throwing on Friday, as expected. Verlander opened the 2023 regular season on the 15-day injured list with a right teres major strain. With the blessing of team doctors, he intends to continue playing catch as he recovers, which will allow him to avoid a longer build-up once he's able to get back on a mound. The 40-year-old right-hander's injury obviously isn't a serious one, and we should have a better idea of when he might make his debut for the Mets once he has tests on his arm next week. With Verlander on the shelf, Tylor Megill has entered the starting rotation and will be worth looking at as a deep-mixed and AL-only streamer.
Source: - Anthony
Fri Mar 3121:24Anthony Rendon Being Investigated By MLBAnthony Rendon3BAngelsFree Agent
Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon is being investigated by Major League Baseball. A viral video from Thursday showed the 32-year-old grabbing a fan by the shirt while using obscenities. The 12-second video ends with Rendon swinging at the fan, although it didn't connect. Rendon went 0-for-3 with a walk on opening day. It's unknown what led up to the incident. However, the veteran could be fined, suspended, or both.
Fri Mar 3119:23Oscar Gonzalez Starting On FridayOscar GonzalezLF/RFGuardiansTeam Lorin
Cleveland Guardians outfielder Oscar Gonzalez moves into the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Seattle Mariners. It was a bit surprising to see Gonzalez on the bench for Opening Day. Now, the 25-year-old will start in right field and bat sixth versus left-hander Robbie Ray. Fellow outfielder Will Brennan started in place on Gonzalez on Thursday. It could be too early to tell if this is going to be a strict between platoon between the two. That being said, this situation is worth monitoring for fantasy managers.
Fri Mar 3118:52Michael Brantley Takes Batting PracticeMichael BrantleyDH/LFAstrosFree Agent
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley (shoulder) was able to take batting practice ahead of Friday's game against the Chicago White Sox. The veteran outfielder continues to work his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. The organization hasn't given a clear timetable for Brantley. That being said, the expectation is that he'll be ready to return in late-April or early-May. In the meantime, Corey Julks will likely get a decent playing time until Brantley is ready to return.
Source: Brian
Fri Mar 3118:48Andrew Vaughn Sitting On FridayAndrew Vaughn1B/DH/LF/RFWhite SoxTeam Sapinski
Chicago White Sox first baseman/outfielder Andrew Vaughn (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Houston Astros. The 24-year-old has certainly earned the right to start everyday. On Thursday, Vaughn hit a two-run double in the ninth inning to help the White Sox get the win. Possibly, manager Pedro Grifol just wanted to get Gavin Sheets some reps. Hopefully, Vaughn sitting out doesn't become a routine thing this season.
Fri Mar 3116:50Gavin Sheets, Oscar Colas Starting On FridayGavin SheetsDH/PH/RFWhite SoxTeam Erik
Chicago White Sox outfielder Gavin Sheets and outfielder Oscar Colas are both in the starting lineup on Friday against the Houston Astros and right-hander Cristian Javier. Andrew Vaughn will start on the bench. Sheets is at first base and is batting sixth, while Colas is in right field and hitting eighth in the order. The 26-year-old lefty-hitting Sheets should see occasional starts between first base and the outfield against right-handed pitchers in 2023, while Colas should see the strong side of a right field platoon in Chicago. Sheets has a bit of pop but has been a below-average hitter at the MLB level. Colas had his first major-league hit as a pinch-hitter on Opening Day. The 24-year-old will likely be inconsistent in his first MLB campaign, but he also has 30-homer upside.
Source: Baseball
Fri Mar 3116:39Paul Sewald Picks Up Win On Opening DayPaul SewaldRPMarinersTeam Lorin
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Paul Sewald picked up his first win of the season on Opening Day on Thursday night in the 3-0 win over the Cleveland Guardians. Sewald worked a perfect eighth inning and struck out one, while Andres Munoz got the save after giving up two hits in a scoreless ninth inning. The 32-year-old picked up the hold, but fantasy managers that drafted him for saves should be disappointed. He had a career-high 20 saves last year and should be in the mix for saves again in 2023, but Munoz could be a thorn in his side all year in the ninth inning. It's something to keep an eye on in the early portions of this season.
Fri Mar 3116:34Garrett Whitlock Making Rehab Start FridayGarrett WhitlockRP/SPRed SoxDoubleHeader
Boston Red Sox right-hander Garrett Whitlock (hip) is making a minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Worcester on Friday and then again likely on April 5, so it's a good guess that he'll make his 2023 regular season debut on April 11 against the Tampa Bay Rays on the road. Whitlock is currently on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to March 27. The 26-year-old is building his arm up for a starting role after having surgery on his right hip last September. He was able to throw four innings in a minor-league game last week, so Whitlock is getting close to being ready. Whitlock is expected to be a key piece of Boston's rotation this year, but workload restrictions could be the biggest thing holding him back from a fantasy perspective.
Source: The Boston Globe - Pete