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Fri Sep 2900:24Tyler Wells Picks Up Crucial SaveTyler WellsRP/SPOriolesFree Agent
Baltimore Orioles right-handed pitcher Tyler Wells picked up his first save of the season on Thursday, finishing off a 2-0 shutout victory over the Boston Red Sox. Wells pitched a perfect frame without striking out a batter. The 29-year-old had been used as a starter through July, but was shut down after innings concerns arose while he appeared to be fading. He returned in late September as a reliever and appears to have the trust of manager Brandon Hyde, who used Wells to close out their division-clinching game tonight. He will likely hold a high-leverage relief role in the playoffs but should return to his starting job next year, giving him some fantasy value later in drafts.
Thu Sep 2814:58Dean Kremer Looking To Clinch AL East ThursdayDean KremerSPOriolesFree Agent
Baltimore Orioles right-hander Dean Kremer will look to pitch his club to an American League East title on Thursday when he takes the mound at home against the Boston Red Sox. With a win and a Rays loss on Thursday, the Orioles would win their first division title since the 2014 season. For his part, Kremer will enter Thursday's contest sporting a 4.25 ERA across 31 starts on the season but he also owns a 4.63 FIP and a 4.52 SIERA which suggest he has been a bit lucky this season. The 27-year-old lasted just 3 1/3 innings his last time out, allowing six runs (three earned) on seven hits and a pair of walks against the Guardians. However, he also allowed one earned run or fewer in four of his previous five starts prior to his sloppy outing his last time out.
Wed Sep 2716:11Gabriel Arias Goes On Injured List With Fractured WristGabriel Arias3BIndiansFree Agent
The Cleveland Guardians placed third baseman Gabriel Arias (wrist) on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a fractured right wrist and recalled shortstop Brayan Rocchio from Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move. Arias injured his wrist in Tuesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds and will now miss the rest of the 2023 regular season. The 23-year-old played in his first full MLB season this year and finished with a .210/.275/.352 slash line, 10 home runs, 15 doubles, 26 RBI, three stolen bases and 36 runs scored in 345 trips to the plate and 122 games. Arias should be fully healed in time for spring training in 2024.
Wed Sep 2714:47Dane Dunning Looking To Inch Rangers Closer To Postseason WednesdayDane DunningSPRangersFree Agent
Texas Rangers pitcher Dane Dunning will aim to get his team a step closer to playoff baseball when he gets the ball Wednesday on the road against the Los Angeles Angels. Dunning enters Wednesday's contest sporting a healthy 3.88 ERA across 24 starts and 33 appearances but it hasn't exactly been a smooth ride. His 4.44 FIP and 4.59 SIERA suggest some regression could be on the horizon while Dunning has allowed 16 runs over his last four starts spanning 21 2/3 innings of work. At the same time, he has kept his team in ball games by allowing three earned runs or fewer in eight of his last 11 starts. Consistency has been an issue but a dynamite Rangers offense has helped steer Dunning to 11 wins on the season, matching his total from his first three seasons in the big leagues.
Tue Sep 2622:02Nick Madrigal Participates In Baseball Activities TuesdayNick Madrigal2BWhite SoxFree Agent
Chicago Cubs infielder Nick Madrigal (hamstring) did some fielding work on Tuesday before his club's game against the Atlanta Braves. The 26-year-old was placed on the injured list on September 19 after suffering a right hamstring strain. Madrigal's likely done for the rest of the regular season, but manager David Ross thinks he could make an appearance in the postseason if Chicago's still playing in October. The former top prospect has disappointed with the Cubs, and he slashed just .263/.311/.352 with two homers, 34 runs, 28 RBI, and 10 steals over 92 games this year.
Tue Sep 2621:32Patrick Sandoval Placed On The Injured ListPatrick SandovalSPAngelsFree Agent
Los Angeles Angels southpaw Patrick Sandoval (oblique) hit the 15-day injured list on Tuesday, according to Angels PR. In a corresponding move, the club recalled lefty Kolten Ingram to join the bullpen. With less than a week to go in the regular season, the 26-year-old Sandoval won't pitch until 2024, as the Angels are set to miss the playoffs. He last pitched on Monday against the Texas Rangers and experienced right oblique tightness before leaving early. Across 144 2/3 innings this year, Sandoval pitched to a 4.11 ERA, 19.6% strikeout rate, 11.3% walk rate, and 1.51 WHIP with seven victories. The five-year veteran remains arbitration-eligible, so he'll likely head into next season as a member of the Angels rotation once again.
Source: Angels
Tue Sep 2621:18Reese McGuire Suffers Left Thumb ContusionReese McGuireCBlue JaysFree Agent
Boston Red Sox catcher Reese McGuire (thumb) exited Tuesday's matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday with an apparent left thumb contusion, Ian Browne of reports. The 28-year-old is hitting .271 at the dish but with just one homer, 14 runs, 16 RBI, and a single stolen base over 70 games. It's unclear how serious the issue is right now, though whatever happens, Connor Wong will continue to get the majority of reps behind the plate, and McGuire remains irrelevant in all formats.
Source: Ian
Tue Sep 2600:33Clay Holmes Earns 22nd Save Of Season MondayClay HolmesRPYankeesFree Agent
New York Yankees closer Clay Holmes picked up his 22nd save of the season in Monday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks. Holmes entered the game to pitch the top of the ninth up by two and turned in a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts. While his role and performance have fluctuated at times throughout the season, Holmes has pitched well overall, converting all but three save opportunities with a 2.95 ERA and 10.18 K/9 rate. Hopefully, he will be able to help fantasy managers out a bit more in the final week of the season.
Tue Sep 2600:15Patrick Sandoval Exits Early Monday With Right Oblique TightnessPatrick SandovalSPAngelsFree Agent
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Patrick Sandoval (oblique) exited Monday's game against the Rangers with right oblique tightness, per the team's Communications Department's Twitter account. Sandoval pitched three innings, allowing no runs on two hits and five walks with two strikeouts. The 26-year-old was not able to build on his 2022 success this season, posting a 4.11 ERA, 7.96 K/9 rate, and 4.60 BB/9 rate in 28 starts. He was slated for a favorable matchup against the Athletics later in the week, but fantasy managers should keep an eye out for further health updates.
Source: Los Angeles Angels Communications Department -
Mon Sep 2500:58Jose Leclerc Picks Up Save SundayJosé LeclercRPRangersFree Agent
Texas Rangers right-handed pitcher Jose Leclerc picked up his fourth save Sunday in a 9-8 win over the Seattle Mariners. Leclerc allowed a hit, but struck out two and didn't allow a run in his inning of work. The 29-year-old has been a big part of the Rangers bullpen late in the season, notching three saves and five holds since August 24. Although Aroldis Chapman appears to be the favorite for saves still, Leclerc could get some opportunities when the lineup they are facing is righty-heavy. He is a potential save source in deeper leagues for the final week of the season.
Mon Sep 2500:46Ian Gibaut Collects Third Save, Alexis Diaz Used In EighthIan GibautRP/SPTwinsFree Agent
Alexis DíazFree Agent
Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Ian Gibaut recorded a rare save on Sunday, shutting the door on the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 4-2 victory. Gibaut pitched a clean ninth inning, allowing no baserunners and striking out none. It is noteworthy that usual closer Alexis Diaz was used in the eighth inning of this one, something the Reds don't typically do. With their postseason chances hanging on the line, though, they went with what they thought would give them the best chance of winning. This sets up a potentially frustrating final week for Diaz owners, who may see the 26-year-old appear in more non-save situations if the Reds' feel it is necessary.
Sun Sep 2421:18Alex Lange Gets Back On TrackAlex LangeRP/SPTigersFree Agent
Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Alex Lange had struggled coming into this game as he blew each of his past two saves chances. However, he was able to get back on track versus the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. The right-hander allowed a leadoff double to Shea Langeliers, but the A's didn't do anything with it. Lange threw 1.1 scoreless innings and notched his 25th save of the season. He now holds a 3.84 ERA with a 76/44 K/BB ratio this season. He has become a reliable ninth inning option out of the bullpen for Detroit.
Sun Sep 2417:14Isaac Paredes Crushes A Two-Run Shot In Rays LossIsaac Paredes3BTigersFree Agent
Tampa Bay Rays infielder Isaac Paredes went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer during Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. He also logged a run and a walk. The 24-year-old has had an excellent season as he has slugged 30 home runs and collected 95 RBI. Slashing .251/.354/.490, Paredes has been outstanding for fantasy managers who have him rostered. In 471 trips to the plate, he leads the Rays in both home runs and runs batted in.
Sun Sep 2416:34Kyle Gibson Picks Up Quality Start, WinKyle GibsonSPRangersFree Agent
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Kyle Gibson moved his record to 15-9 in a 5-1 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Sunday. Though underwhelming in all other categories, Gibson has been a good source of wins for deeper and AL-only leagues. He has a 4.86 ERA over 32 games started. Sunday saw the veteran go seven innings, giving up one run, four hits, and one walk, striking out four.
Sat Sep 2321:42Gabriel Arias Exits Early On SaturdayGabriel Arias3BIndiansFree Agent
Cleveland Guardians infielder Gabriel Arias (hand) was lifted early during Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. The 24-year-old was pulled out of the game after hitting hit by a pitch in the hand. The expectation is that Arias will undergo further testing to determine the severity of the injury. Jose Tena took over at shortstop, so he could see more playing time if Arias is forced to miss time. Fantasy managers will have to check back on Sunday for another update on Arias.
Source: Bally
Fri Sep 2212:35Orioles Recall Tyler WellsTyler WellsRP/SPOriolesFree Agent
The Baltimore Orioles recalled right-hander Tyler Wells, the team's top starter in the first half, from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday to help boost their fatigued bullpen. In a corresponding move, pitcher Mike Baumann was optioned to the minors. The 29-year-old Wells was sent to the minors early in the second half of the season when he started to struggle in a starting role for Baltimore. He had been pitching in relief for Norfolk and will finish the regular season out of the bullpen while also likely being an option in relief for the playoffs. In 113 2/3 innings for the O's this year, Wells has gone 7-6 with a 3.80 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 111 strikeouts in 21 appearances (20 starts).
Source: The Baltimore Sun - Nathan
Fri Sep 2212:24Wandy Peralta's Season Is OverWandy PeraltaRP/SPYankeesFree Agent
The New York Yankees placed left-handed relief pitcher Wandy Peralta (triceps) on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to Sept. 19) on Friday with a left-triceps strain and recalled pitcher Yoendrys Gomez from the minors in a corresponding move. Peralta will finish the 2023 season with a strong 2.83 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 54 relief innings pitched as well as four saves, but he was fortunate to have such a low ERA while walking 30 batters. The eight-year veteran will head to the free-agent market this winter. Peralta is good at limiting hard contact and generating plenty of swings and misses, but he's going to need to limit the free passes if he wants to continue being successful at the big-league level in 2024.
Source: New York Daily News - Gary
Wed Sep 2023:33Wandy Peralta Dealing With Triceps InjuryWandy PeraltaRP/SPYankeesFree Agent
New York Yankees relief pitcher Wandy Peralta (triceps) is dealing with some "tricep stuff," according to manager Aaron Boone. Peralta hasn't pitched in almost a week and could be in danger of missing the remainder of the 2023 regular season. If this is the end of the line for the 32-year-old Dominican southpaw, he will finish the year with a 4-2 record, a solid 2.83 ERA (5.05 FIP), 1.22 WHIP, four saves, 30 walks and 51 strikeouts in 54 relief innings over 63 appearances out of the bullpen for the Yankees. Peralta has been pretty fortunate to have an ERA under 3.00 on the year with a bloated 13.2 percent walk rate, his highest walk rate since 2018 when he was with the Cincinnati Reds.
Source: New York Daily News - Gary
Wed Sep 2022:02Michael King Again Brilliant In Yankees LossMichael KingRP/SPYankeesFree Agent
New York Yankees pitcher Michael King made another terrific start Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. This was by far King's best start since transitioning from the bullpen late last month. The righty went seven innings and struck out 13, giving up one run on five hits and zero walks. He threw 101 pitches, 75 for strikes. King has pitched well enough as a starter to set himself up for a spot in the New York rotation next year, and he's given fantasy managers something to look at in the offseason. Going into the night, King had a 1.93 ERA as a starter over six games.
Wed Sep 2021:09Jake Burger Removed With InjuryJake Burger3BWhite SoxFree Agent
Miami Marlins third baseman Jake Burger (quad) was removed early from Wednesday's game against the New York Mets due to right quad tightness. While he should be considered day-to-day, it is something to watch, as leg injuries can be tricky and Burger has been a nice fantasy contributor since being traded to the Marlins. The 27-year-old has hit .310/.366/.524 with eight home runs over 44 games for Miami. Stay tuned to see if the team provides any updates and what they may be.
Source: Jordan