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  • Player Notes
    David Bote Jul 18 6:00pm ET

    Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Rob Zastryzny and infielder David Bote have been optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday. Bote gave the Cubs some extra depth on the final day before the All-Star break. He is posting an outstanding .310/.415/.452 batting line through his first 20 games this season. Sadly, the Cubs don't have regular playing time available for Bote, so he belongs on the waiver wire until he gets everyday at-bats in the MLB. Zastryzny has struggled during his brief stints with the Cubs this season, but he'll likely be back with them at some point this season.

    From RotoBaller

    Anthony Bass Jul 18 5:50pm ET

    Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Anthony Bass (illness) worked a scoreless and hitless inning during his rehab appearance on Tuesday with Triple-A Iowa. Bass was placed on the disabled list July 5 with what the team called a skin infection. He should be ready to rejoin the Cubs bullpen shortly after the All-Star break. Bass has a 0.63 ERA and 14/1 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings this season. He's a great add in leagues that value holds, but he shouldn't see many save chances in Chicago.

    From RotoBaller

    Koda Glover Jul 18 5:50pm ET

    Washington Nationals relief pitcher Koda Glover (shoulder) allowed three hits and a walk in one inning of work at Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday. Glover was knocked around during his outing last Saturday as well. The 25-year-old righty reliever has been sidelined all season because of a shoulder injury. Glover has the potential to be a late inning reliever in Washington, but he does not seem like a solid bet this season. The Nats have other options for late inning spots right now, so leave Glover on the waiver wire.

    From RotoBaller

    Matt Albers Jul 18 5:40pm ET

    Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Matt Albers (shoulder) is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment at Class A on Wednesday. Albers has been on the 10-day disabled list since June 12, but hopefully will be back in the Brewers bullpen soon. Albers should not be owned in most leagues, but could be an option in leagues that value saves. He'll likely need to make a few rehab appearances before rejoining the Brewers pen.

    From RotoBaller

    Josh Harrison Jul 18 5:30pm ET

    Pittsburgh Pirates infielder/outfielder Josh Harrison (hamstring) will work out with the Pirates on Thursday, and will hopefully be able to play this weekend. Harrison was pulled from Sunday's contest against the Brewers due to left hamstring discomfort. The Pirates are hopeful that they caught the injury early enough that Harrison is not to miss any playing time. More information should be known after Harrison's workout on Thursday.

    From RotoBaller

    Gary Sanchez Jul 18 5:30pm ET

    As the New York Yankees get set to begin the second half of the season, their starting catcher is inching closer towards a return. Gary Sanchez has played a pair of rehab games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this week and has picked up two hits in eight plate appearances. Both have been home runs, while he's played seven innings behind the plate in one game while serving as DH in another. In Sanchez's absence, Austin Romine has emerged from backup to regular starter, while Kyle Higashioka has been the backup. While the former All-Star struggled mightily in the first half, he's been historically better in the second half of the season, hitting .289 after the All-Star break, as opposed to .229 before.

    From RotoBaller

    Jake Arrieta Jul 18 5:30pm ET

    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta will draw the start for the first game of the second half on Friday versus the San Diego Padres. Vince Velasquez and Nick Pivetta will draw the starts for Saturday and Sunday. Arrieta pitched very well his last two contests before the All-Star break, and should be owned in all leagues going forward.

    From RotoBaller

    Charlie Tilson Jul 18 5:30pm ET

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Charlie Tilson was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday with infielder Nick Delmonico and outfielder Avisail Garcia close to returning from injuries for the second half of the season. Tilson hit .264 (28-for-106) with 11 RBI and seven runs scored in 41 games for the White Sox and was only an option in AL-only leagues.

    From RotoBaller

    Jose Alvarado Jul 18 5:20pm ET

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jose Alvarado (personal) has been reinstated from family medical emergency leave on Wednesday. Alvarado missed the last few games before the All-Star break, but is back for the beginning of the second half. He is posting a 2.58 ERA and 42/19 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 innings this season. He should be owned in leagues that value holds.

    From RotoBaller

    Wilson Ramos Jul 18 5:20pm ET

    Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos (hamstring) has been officially placed on the 10-day disabled list as of Wednesday. Ramos is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of July. Jesus Sucre is expected to see a bulk of the playing time behind the plate, while Ramos is sidelined. The Rays will need to call up another catcher to backup Sucre before Friday. Ramos is one of the biggest trade chips in this years trade deadline, but the Rays might need to wait until August to move him.

    From RotoBaller

    Yusniel Diaz Jul 18 5:00pm ET

    The medical holdup in the trade that would send Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado to the Dodgers is not over LA's top outfield prospect Yusniel Diaz, who is the key piece in the deal from the Dodgers side. The chances that the two sides move past this snag are better since the medical issues are over a complementary piece. Both teams should be able to work this out, and Machado should join the Dodgers as their shortstop for the start of the second half. However, it gives the Phillies and/or Brewers a little window to perhaps sweeten their offers for Machado. Stay tuned.

    From RotoBaller

    Edwin Diaz Jul 18 5:00pm ET

    Seattle Mariners closer Edwin Diaz currently leads all pitchers with 36 saves heading into the second half of the season. The right-hander is currently on pace to break the Major League record of 62 saves in a season and has been dominant all year. He has three blown saves this season but hasn't coughed up a lead since June 1. For the season, Diaz has struck out 79 hitters in only 48 innings with a 2.25 ERA and a microscopic 0.79 WHIP.. The most impressive stat of Diaz' season is that he has allowed 12 earned runs all season and six of those runs have come solely against the Texas Rangers. Diaz is having a season for the ages and pitching for the playoff-hungry Mariners should set him up for plenty of save chances in the second half of the season.

    From RotoBaller

    Charlie Morton Jul 18 4:50pm ET

    Houston Astros starter Charlie Morton will have extended rest before he begins his second half and isn't scheduled to pitch until next Wednesday. With an off day coming next Monday, the Astros can afford to get their 34-year-old extra rest before the second half begins. After allowing two runs in two innings during his first All-Star appearance, Morton now looks to replicate his fantastic start to the season. The right-hander is 11-2 with a 2.96 ERA and 146 strikeouts through 112 1/3 innings pitched in what is turning into a career year. Morton didn't take a loss until June 3 this season and has struck out seven or more hitters in 12 of his 19 starts. Fantasy owners who think Morton may slow down can look to his 2017 second half numbers and rest easy. Morton actually got better as the season went along last season, going 8-4 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 14 second half starts. Morton should continue his success throughout the rest of the season.

    From RotoBaller

    Eric Skoglund Jul 18 4:40pm ET

    Kansas City Royals starting pitchers Jesse Hahn (elbow) and Eric Skoglund (elbow) will both begin their rehab assignments on Wednesday with the Rookie League Surprise Royals. Both pitchers are dealing ulnar collateral ligament damage in their elbows and are hoping to avoid Tommy John surgery. Neither pitcher misses many bats when healthy, though, and would be at best depth options in deep AL-only leagues if they join the KC rotation later this year.

    From RotoBaller

    T.J. Rivera Jul 18 4:40pm ET

    New York Mets infielder T.J. Rivera (knee) suffered a setback after leaving a rehab game with soreness in his surgically repaired elbow, and the Mets are shutting him down for around 10 days. Rivera hasn't played at all this year, but he does have a career .304/.335/.445 slash line in 106 games with the Mets in two years, although he's only hit a total of eight homers in that time. The non-contending Mets could use Rivera later this year as a utility guy, but fantasy owners shouldn't hold their breath for him.

    From RotoBaller

    Yoenis Cespedes Jul 18 4:40pm ET

    New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (hip) played all nine innings at first base for the Gulf Coast Mets on Wednesday and went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run. He's expected to return from the disabled list on Friday against the Yankees after playing games in three straight days. Those who were patient and held onto Cespedes have to be excited, as he has the ability to carry a fantasy offense for weeks when he's right. You'll want to get him back into your lineups if he's playing this Friday.

    From RotoBaller

    Lance McCullers Jr. Jul 18 4:40pm ET

    Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. will begin his second half Sunday against the Angels in Anaheim. McCullers Jr. ended his first half on a down note, hitting two batters, walking five and allowing six runs in only four innings against the A's. Otherwise, it had been a strong seven-start stretch prior to that start and is 10-4 heading into the second half with a 3.77 ERA. McCullers Jr. struggled with execution in the beginning of the season but eventually curtailed his wildness to post a 2.81 ERA in 32 innings during the month of June. The Astros, once again, are a top team in the American League and McCullers Jr. will have plenty of opportunities to pick up some more wins the rest of the season.

    From RotoBaller

    Gerrit Cole Jul 18 4:00pm ET

    Houston Astros starter Gerrit Cole will hope to replicate his excellent first half of the season when he is scheduled to pitch next Tuesday against the Rockies. Cole is currently 10-2 with a 2.52 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP and 177 strikeouts through 128 1/3 innings pitched. Cole will look to do what he has failed to do the past several seasons: finish up the season strong. Cole is 13-16 in 38 second half starts with a 4.17 ERA since 2015. The good news for Cole this season is that his home/road splits are practically identical and he has struck out eight or more hitters in 14 of his 20 starts this season. Cole is one of the top pitchers in fantasy this season but will have a tough matchup next Tuesday pitching in the hitter-friendly Coors Field.

    From RotoBaller

    Dallas Keuchel Jul 18 3:20pm ET

    Houston Astros starter Dallas Keuchel is scheduled to take the ball to open the second half of the season Friday in Anaheim against the Angels. The left-hander is 4-4 in 10 starts this season on the road with a 3.43 ERA despite a rather high 1.38 WHIP. It has been an up and down season thus far for Keuchel, who currently is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in the month of July after a brutal June. Keuchel was awful in five June starts, allowing opponents to hit .320 against him with a 1.62 WHIP and 5.72 ERA. The veteran's 7-8 record this season is a far cry from his 2017 first half when he went 9-0 with a 1.67 ERA and 0.87 WHIP. Keuchel deserves a spot on most fantasy rosters moving forward as he will try to put together a huge second half starting Friday.

    From RotoBaller

    Miles Mikolas Jul 18 3:20pm ET

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas, who was placed on the paternity list on Wednesday, is tentatively scheduled to start on Sunday against the Cubs. In 19 starts this year, Mikolas has been great, going 10-3 with a 2.79 ERA. He averages more than six innings per start. The right-hander has turned out to be a great value pick for fantasy owners. In his only start against Chicago this year, he tossed seven shutout innings with four strikeouts to earn the win at home on May 4. Put him back into your lineups for Sunday's start.

    From RotoBaller

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