News for Free Agent Players - 2021 Park Slope Rotisserie League

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Tue Oct 415:04Patrick Sandoval Throws Six Scoreless Innings MondayPatrick SandovalSPAngelsFree Agent
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Patrick Sandoval finished his 2022 season with a strong start on Monday. Sandoval scattered five hits and a walk in six shutout innings against the division-rival Oakland A's, while also logging six strikeouts on 97 pitches. He finished with a 30% CSW rate and generated 17 swinging strikes on the day, 10 of which came via his changeup. In 148.2 innings of work this season, the 25-year-old has pitched to a 2.91 ERA, a 3.09 FIP, 151 strikeouts, and 60 walks.
Tue Oct 414:51Bryan Garcia Logs Strong Start Against MarinersBryan GarciaRPTigersFree Agent
Detroit Tigers pitcher Bryan Garcia turned in a quality outing on Monday against the Seattle Mariners. The right-hander scattered five hits, three earned runs, and a pair of walks in 6.2 innings against Seattle while also striking out six batters. He generated 14 swinging strikes on the day and finished with a 35% CSW rate. The 27-year-old has now made four starts for Detroit this season. In those four outings, he's logged a 3.54 ERA, a 5.27 FIP, 17 strikeouts, and 10 walks in 20.1 innings pitched.
Tue Oct 413:21Jesus Luzardo Ends Season On A High NoteJesús LuzardoSPAthleticsFree Agent
Miami Marlins left-hander Jesus Luzardo went out on top in his final 2022 start of the season, shutting the division-leading Atlanta Braves down for six scoreless innings while allowing four hits with one walk and 12 strikeouts in the team's 4-0 victory on Monday. Luzardo picked up his fourth win of the season in the process, and he'll finish the year 4-7 with a 3.32 ERA (3.12 FIP), a 1.04 WHIP, a career-high 120 strikeouts and 35 walks in 100 1/3 innings pitched over his 18 starts in his first full season with the Fish. It was one of the 25-year-old southpaw's best starts of the year, and he tied his career high for strikeouts in a single game. If Luzardo can stay healthy in 2023, he can certainly be an ace for fantasy managers.
Tue Oct 400:34Matt Barnes Earns Seventh Save Of Season MondayMatt BarnesRPRed SoxFree Agent
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes picked up his seventh save of the season in Monday's 4-3 win over the Rays. Barnes came in to close things out with a one-run lead. He got the first out on a groundout, allowed a triple, but then was able to get the tying run out at home on a fielder's choice before getting the final out on another groundout. Barnes has seen two of the team's last four save opportunities, but the Red Sox have used a number of pitchers in the late innings throughout the season. Barnes has not pitched particularly well this season, posting a 4.42 ERA with a 4.89 BB/9 rate. His fantasy value in 2023 will depend on his role, but his value will be limited either way if he does not pitch better.
Mon Oct 314:41Rays Recall Vidal Brujan On MondayVidal Bruján2BRaysFree Agent
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled infielder and outfielder Vidal Brujan on Monday. Brujan is batting .165 with a .234 on-base percentage in 154 plate appearances for the Rays this season, collecting a pair of home runs and five stolen bases. Able to play second base, third base, shortstop, and all three outfield positions, the 24-year-old will provide the Rays with some depth around the diamond. Tampa Bay also designated right-hander Easton McGee for assignment, selected right-hander Kevin Herget's contract, and optioned fellow infielder and outfielder Miles Mastrobuoni to Triple-A.
Source: Rays Communications Twitter
Mon Oct 314:24Tigers Option Joey WentzJoey WentzSPTigersFree Agent
The Detroit Tigers optioned starting pitcher Joey Wentz on Monday. The 24-year-old made seven starts for Detroit as a rookie this season, logging 32.2 innings and pitching to an encouraging 3.03 ERA and a 3.54 FIP. He also added 27 strikeouts and walked 13 batters. Wentz figures to be part of the Tigers' rotation mix next season alongside the likes of Eduardo Rodriguez, Tarik Skubal, Spencer Turnbull, Matt Manning, and Beau Brieske. The Tigers also recalled right-hander Bryan Garcia from Triple-A on Monday.
Source: Tigers PR Twitter
Mon Oct 314:11Josh James Undergoes Flexor Tendon SurgeryJosh JamesRP/SPAstrosFree Agent
Houston Astros right-hander Josh James (forearm), who has been on the 60-day injured list since June 23 with a right lat strain, underwent surgery on the flexor tendon in his right forearm, and the Astros haven't provided a timetable for his return. James had a setback during his minor league rehab assignment in the middle of last month, and now it's unclear if he'll even be ready for the start of spring training next year. The 29-year-old hasn't pitched at all for the Astros this year after making just five relief appearances in 2021 with a 5.40 ERA (3.77 FIP), a 1.20 WHIP and eight strikeouts in his five innings pitched.
Mon Oct 313:35Tommy Hunter Unlikely To Return To Close Regular SeasonTommy HunterRP/SPRaysFree Agent
New York Mets right-hander Tommy Hunter (back) is eligible to return from the injured list on the final day of the regular season, but it's unlikely the Mets would activate him for a single game. Instead, he'll receive regular treatment on his back and stay in shape in case the Mets want him for their playoff roster. Hunter pitched in a simulated game before the team's Oct. 1 game against the Atlanta Braves, throwing one inning against members of the team's taxi squad. The 36-year-old hasn't pitched in the big leagues since Sept. 14, but he was effective during the regular season in just 22 1/3 innings pitched, posting a 2.42 ERA (4.28 FIP), a 1.21 WHIP and 22 strikeouts in his 18 relief appearances.
Sun Oct 216:44Bryan Garcia Recalled To Start On MondayBryan GarciaRPTigersFree Agent
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Bryan Garcia has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday. The right-hander will make the start against the Seattle Mariners on Monday. Garcia has a 3.29 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 11/8 K/BB ratio across three starts with the Tigers this season. There should be better streaming options available for Monday's slate. Garcia doesn't have a ton of value against a fairly strong Mariners lineup. In a corresponding move, left-hander Joey Wentz has been optioned to the minors to make room for Garcia on the active roster.
Source: Evan
Sun Oct 214:51Jakob Junis Optioned To Triple-A SacramentoJakob JunisRP/SPRoyalsFree Agent
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jakob Junis has been optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants sent him down following his start on Saturday and also placed Logan Webb (back) on the 15-day injured list. Sean Hjelle and Luis Ortiz were both recalled in a pair of corresponding moves. Junis ends the regular season with a 4.42 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 98:25 K/BB ratio over 112 innings (23 appearances, seven starts).
Source: San Francisco
Sat Oct 111:07Reid Detmers Wins His Seventh Game FridayReid DetmersSPAngelsFree Agent
Los Angeles Angels starter Reid Detmers was impressive in his outing on Friday against the Texas Rangers, going six strong with one run, four hits, nine strikeouts, and one walk. He was the winning pitcher of the 4-1 victory, his seventh in 25 starts. Detmers hasn't been consistent this season, especially with his strikeout numbers, though his 3.77 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 22.6% strikeout rate are stats fantasy managers will take from the rookie. He's not lined up to make another start this season, so dropping him in favor of a waiver wire pickup is probably the wise decision.
Fri Sep 3020:51Zack Britton Leaves Friday’s Game With InjuryZack BrittonRPYankeesFree Agent
New York Yankees reliever Zack Britton left Friday's game against the Baltimore Orioles with an apparent injury. Britton threw a wild pitch with the bases loaded and then left the mound with an athletic trainer. He walked one batter and threw nine pitches without recording an out in the outing. Look for the Yankees to update Britton's status following the game on Friday.
Source: Roch Kubatko on
Fri Sep 3014:52Trevor Stephan Records His Third SaveTrevor StephanRP/SPIndiansFree Agent
Cleveland Guardians relief pitcher Trevor Stephan came in to secure his third save of the season on Thursday in the 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. He didn't allow a hit or a run in his one-inning of work in the ninth frame, walking three and striking out two. It wasn't a clean outing by any means, but the 26-year-old right-hander got the job done for his team. Stephan was asked to slam the door in this one because All-Star closer Emmanuel Clase and setup man James Karinchak had both pitched in the previous two games. Overall, Stephan has been strong in relief for the Guardians in 2022, posting a 2.74 ERA ( 2.20 FIP), a 1.20 WHIP, three saves and 81 K's in 62 1/3 innings of relief work.
Thu Sep 2921:38Jeffrey Springs Shuts Out Guardians Through Six InningsJeffrey SpringsRPRaysFree Agent
Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Jeffrey Springs tossed six quality innings on Thursday against the Cleveland Guardians, allowing three hits, striking out five, and walking no one. He didn't get the win, though, as the Rays ended up losing 2-1. Springs is in the midst of his best season, as he owns a 2.45 ERA and 1.07 WHIP with nine wins and 141 strikeouts across 132.1 innings (24 starts). Despite playing for the Rays, the 30-year-old has thrown at least five innings in 11 of his last 12 starts. Springs has been a great fantasy asset for most of the season, and that shouldn't change the rest of the way.
Wed Sep 2823:48Jesus Luzardo Solid In No-DecisionJesús LuzardoSPAthleticsFree Agent
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo was very good for five innings against the New York Mets, but his outing came to a sour conclusion when he gave up a two-run home run to Mets third baseman Eduardo Escobar. Luzardo completed the sixth inning, giving up just the two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. He was in position for a win at the time but was forced to settle for a no-decision when the bullpen gave up the lead and eventually the game. Luzardo has shown plenty of promise this season with a 3.53 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 108 strikeouts in 94 1/3 innings.
Tue Sep 2723:11Rowdy Tellez Hits Homer No. 34Rowdy Tellez1B/DH/PHBlue JaysFree Agent
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Rowdy Tellez hit the 34th home run of his season Tuesday, a solo shot off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas in a 6-2 defeat. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Tellez has hit for a low .222 average all year, but his 60 walks and .469 slugging percentage have brought his OPS to a respectable .779 in 568 plate appearances. The 34 round-trippers are a career high, and Tellez has provided solid power to fantasy managers for practically no cost all year.
Tue Sep 2717:30Twins Activate Ryan Jeffers From Injured ListRyan JeffersCTwinsFree Agent
The Minnesota Twins activated catcher Ryan Jeffers (thumb) from the 60-day injured list on Tuesday and placed catcher Sandy Leon (knee) on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. Leon will need to have surgery to fix a meniscus injury in his right knee. Jeffers has missed the team's last 62 games after having surgery on a fractured right thumb in mid-July. He went 8-for-35 with a double, three home runs, seven RBI and four walks during a nine-game minor league rehab assignment for Triple-A St. Paul. In 60 games for the Twins before his injury, Jeffers was hitting just .214 (41-for-192) with 10 doubles, seven home runs and 25 RBI. The 25-year-old backstop will start Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox on the bench.
Source: Twins
Tue Sep 2711:43Ryan Jeffers Has Three-Hit Rehab GameRyan JeffersCTwinsFree Agent
Minnesota Twins catcher Ryan Jeffers (thumb) went 3-for-4 with a double, home run, three RBI and two runs scored in his minor league rehab game for Triple-A St. Paul on Monday night. Jeffers still has a little bit of time to return to the major-league roster for the Twins, who are close to being eliminated from postseason contention. The 25-year-old backstop has been out since having surgery to fix a fractured right thumb in the middle of July. Before his injury, he was slashing just .214/.291/.375 with seven home runs, 25 RBI and 23 runs scored in 214 plate appearances over 60 games in his third major-league season.
Tue Sep 2711:12Christian Arroyo Could Return TuesdayChristian Arroyo2B/3BRed SoxFree Agent
Boston Red Sox infielder/outfielder Christian Arroyo (illness) has been away from the team for most of the week due to an illness, but he was finally able to work out at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night, and skipper Alex Cora thinks that Arroyo could be back in the lineup by Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles. He hasn't played since Sept. 18, but he's been one of Boston's hottest hitters since his return from the injured list on July 30, hitting .329 with 10 doubles and an .815 OPS. On the season in his 256 at-bats, the 27-year-old has been a strong utility player for the BoSox, hitting .281/.321/.414 with six home runs, 31 RBI, 30 runs scored and five stolen bases.
Tue Sep 2700:30Miguel Andujar Plates Run In Pirates Debut MondayMiguel AndújarDH/LFYankeesFree Agent
Pittsburgh Pirates corner infielder/outfielder Miguel Andujar went 1-for-3 with a single, an RBI, a walk, and a strikeout in Monday's 8-3 win over the Reds. The 27-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Pirates from the New York Yankees on Sunday. Andujar had some fantasy intrigue around him earlier in his career but never got the opportunity to consistently play with the Yankees. He has put together a poor .232/.257/.283 slash line in 105 big-league plate appearances this season but had a much better .285/.330/.487 slash line in 297 plate appearances with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Maybe Andujar will be able to finally generate some fantasy value in 2023 with the potential for consistent playing time.