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Kansas City Royals speedster Whit Merrifield went 1-for-3 with a walk and three stolen bases in a loss to the Red Sox Saturday. Merrifield already has swiped 20 bags in 2021. The 32-year-old veteran is batting .272 with five home runs, 38 RBI, and 41 runs scored. He leads the whole major league in stolen bases and is tenth in hits in the American League. Hopefully, for fantasy managers who have Merrifield rostered, he will continue his torrid pace on the base path and at the plate.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger (hamstring) played in a simulated game on Saturday. Max Muncy (oblique) also played in a simulated game on Saturday. The theme of Bellinger's season has been injuries as he's only recorded 71 plate appearances with a .226 batting average, one home run, 12 runs, and 10 RBI. His appearance in the simulated game this weekend is a step in the right direction towards being activated next week. Fantasy managers need Bellinger healthy and he's a must-start player once he's back in the lineup. He's just two years removed from posting a 162 wRC+ and being one of the top hitters in Major League Baseball.
Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun went 0-for-4 against the Minnesota Twins Saturday. Calhoun left stranded two baserunners and struck out once. The 26-year-old carries a.243 batting average to go along with 18 walks and 26 strikeouts. However, he has five home runs and five RBI. At home, the Rangers outfielder is hitting well, posting a .287 batting average. If he can start producing offensively on the road, Calhoun would be an excellent addition to a fantasy lineup.
Colorado Rockies LHP Austin Gomber (undisclosed) was pulled from his start against the Milwaukee Brewers with an undisclosed injury Saturday, June 19.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Justin Dunn (shoulder) was diagnosed with a muscle strain in his right shoulder. Dunn recently landed on the 10-day injured list after exiting Thursday's matchup against Tampa Bay and will now be shut down for two weeks, with no throwing during that span. He will be re-evaluated after that, but fantasy managers could be without him for a while. Robert Dugger was called up to take his place in the rotation, although he isn't worth much from a fantasy perspective.
San Diego Padres SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (shoulder) exited against the Cincinnati Reds after injuring his left shoulder while diving for a ball Saturday, June 19.
Detroit Tigers infielder Niko Goodrum (finger) landed on the 10-day injured list on Saturday. The 29-year-old left Friday's game against the Angels after spraining his left index finger while diving for a ball. Isaac Paredes was recalled from Triple-A and should take over moving ahead until Goodrum can return. Paredes has bounced back and forth between Toledo and the big club but hasn't impressed, currently batting .143 throughout 24 plate appearances this season. He isn't worth a fantasy spot in anything outside of dynasty formats at the moment.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (elbow) is anticipated to throw in bullpen sessions on Tuesday and Friday. More good news for the southpaw, who recently faced batters in Worcester on Friday. The veteran continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery, and as long as he continues to move in the right direction, it seems reasonable that he will start a rehab assignment sometime soon, maybe even before the end of June.
San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (shoulder) left Saturday's matchup against Cincinnati. The 22-year-old appeared to suffer a left shoulder injury diving for a ball, and Ha-Seong Kim subsequently replaced him as a result. More information on Tatis' status moving ahead should be coming soon. However, he may not be available for the series finale against the Reds on Sunday.
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher John Means (shoulder) has not begun throwing off a mound. Although he was recently spotted playing catch, he still has a way to go after suffering a left shoulder strain back on June 6. The 28-year-old has a 2.28 ERA and a 4-2 record throughout 12 starts this season. Hopefully, he will soon progress in his rehab efforts, but fantasy managers will need to wait a bit longer before seeing the ace back on the hill.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Billy Hamilton (oblique) has suffered a setback and will now scale back his rehab efforts. The 30-year-old has been out the last few weeks because of a right oblique strain, but it now appears as if the veteran could be out longer than expected with this latest obstacle. Hamilton has played sparingly over the last few years and is a long way away from his glory days in Cincinnati, where he compiled 277 stolen bases throughout six seasons as a Red. He is worth a stash for those managers hoping for some output on the base path when he returns. However, based on his production over the last five seasons, it doesn't appear that he will deliver.
Texas Rangers pitcher John King may be getting promoted. With some of the team's staff struggling, the veteran could be tasked with taking on a more prominent role within the rotation. King pitched three innings on Saturday, and it appears as if skipper Chris Woodward could be building him up for more work moving ahead. The 26-year-old has a 5-5 record but is currently sitting on an acceptable 2.41 ERA throughout 37 innings this season. Fantasy managers in deeper formats where pitching may be more scarce should surely keep him in mind over the weeks ahead.
Detroit Tigers shortstop Harold Castro will start on Saturday evening against the Angels, batting last. With Niko Goodrum (finger) recently landing on the injured list because of a sprained left index digit, Isaac Paredes was called up from Triple-A Toledo. However, Paredes' flight was delayed, making him unavailable to take on southpaw Patrick Sandoval. Instead, Castro will now handle duties at short, but with a miserable .143 average against left-handed tossers this season, fantasy managers in all formats should stay right away from him.
Detroit Tigers shortstop Isaac Paredes will not play on Saturday against the Angels. The 22-year-old was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday, but his flight was delayed, which makes him unavailable to take over for Niko Goodrum (finger), who recently landed on the injured list with a sprained left index finger. Paredes should be ready to go on Sunday for the series finale. However, in the meantime, Harold Castro will get the start at short and bat last against southpaw Patrick Sandoval, with the Castro sporting a .143 average against left-handed pitchers this season.
Tampa Bay Rays infielder Joey Wendle will start on Saturday night against the Mariners, batting sixth. With Brandon Lowe getting the night off against righty Logan Gilbert, Wendle will return to the order and see an automatic boost in fantasy interest. The 31-year-old is batting .331 against right-handers this season, so fantasy managers should keep him in mind, especially those looking to fill a short-term void. According to skipper Kevin Cash, Lowe is anticipated to be back on Sunday against southpaw Marco Gonzales, while Wendle may get held out for the series finale.
Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe won't start on Saturday evening against the Mariners. However, manager Kevin Cash indicated that Lowe's absence is "just a day off," as the skipper will hold him out against Seattle righty Logan Gilbert. Instead, Joey Wendy will enter the picture and take over duties at second, with the 31-year-old batting .331 against right-handers this season. Lowe should be back on Sunday against southpaw Marco Gonzales, but for now, Wendell should surely be considered as a starting option in all fantasy formats.
Detroit Tigers 2B Isaac Paredes was recalled from Class AAA Toledo Saturday, June 19.
Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien had a terrific day at the plate on Saturday, crushing two home runs in the team's 10-7 comeback win over the Orioles. He got the offense on the board with a leadoff bomb in the first, and then followed that up with another solo shot in the eighth for his 18th dinger of the campaign. Semien finished the day going 2-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored, and three RBI to push his season-long totals to 50 R and 42 RBI as the everyday leadoff man. The 30-year-old is putting together an outstanding season for the Jays and managers should expect more of the same the rest of the way.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah had trouble keeping the ball in the park on Saturday as he allowed four home runs to the Orioles over 3 1/3 innings. He started off the game on a high note by striking out the side in order in the first frame, but went on to serve up five total runs on the four round-trippers before getting pulled after 69 pitches in the fourth. The only hits Manoah allowed left the yard as he walked one batter and finished with six punchouts on the afternoon. The subpar outing gives the right-hander a 4.18 ERA and 1.14 WHIP through five starts, but he's punching out over a batter per inning with 27 K in 23 2/3 IP. Growing pains are inevitable for young hurlers, so managers shouldn't think twice about starting him versus the Orioles again next weekend.
Washington Nationals RHP Max Scherzer (groin) said he was 'all good' after a 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday, June 19, and plans to start Tuesday, June 22.
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