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  • Player Notes
    Anibal Sanchez Apr 23 1:53pm ET

    Free agent RHP Anibal Sanchez conducted a workout/bullpen session Friday, April 23, and the New York Yankees were among the teams with scouts in attendance as they seek to bolster a struggling starting rotation, according to a report by MLB Network.

    Ian Happ Apr 23 1:40pm ET

    Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ will get a day of rest on Friday versus the Milwaukee Brewers. Happ has been the Cubs leadoff hitter this season, but has really struggled in that role. A prime breakout candidate this season, Happ is only hitting .155 with one home run, one RBI and six runs scored on the season. Managers in deeper leagues should remain patient, but move him to the bench for now. Catcher Willson Contreras will be leading off on Friday in place of Happ and Jake Marisnick will replace him in the outfield and bat eighth. Marisnick can be avoided in all formats for now, but should see more playing time with outfielder Joc Pederson (wrist) on the injured list

    From RotoBaller

    Jon Berti Apr 23 1:20pm ET

    Miami Marlins utility player Job Berti is expected to get regular playing time at third base while starter Brian Anderson (oblique) is on the injured list. Berti is off to a slow start this season, slashing just .194/.293/.278 but he should be a good source of runs and stolen bases as long as he keeps getting at bats. His positional versatility makes him a useful bench bat to have in most fantasy formats, as he has second base, third base, and outfield eligibility in some formats.

    From RotoBaller

    Brian Anderson Apr 23 1:10pm ET

    Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson was placed on the 10-day injured list prior to Thursday's game due to an oblique strain. There's no word on the severity of the strain, but oblique injuries can sometimes take quite a while to heal. According to manager Don Mattingly, Jon Berti will be the primary starter at third base while Anderson is out. Anderson was off to a slow start but was just beginning to show signs of breaking out. When he is able to come back, he will return to a .183/.246/.283 slash line.

    From RotoBaller

    Cionel Perez Apr 23 12:53pm ET

    Cincinnati Reds LHP Cionel Perez and 2B Max Schrock on Friday, April 23, were optioned to the team's alternate training site.

    Max Schrock Apr 23 12:53pm ET

    Cincinnati Reds LHP Cionel Perez and 2B Max Schrock on Friday, April 23, were optioned to the team's alternate training site.

    Jace Peterson Apr 23 12:43pm ET

    Milwaukee Brewers 3B Jace Peterson (thumb) on Friday, April 23, was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left thumb injury. The move is retroactive to Thursday, April 22.

    Kyle Ryan Apr 23 12:43pm ET

    Chicago Cubs RHP Shelby Miller (back) on Friday, April 23, was placed on the 10-day injured list with a lower-back strain. The move is retroactive to Thursday, April 22. Also Friday, Cubs LHP Kyle Ryan was recalled from the team's alternate training site.

    Shelby Miller Apr 23 12:43pm ET

    Chicago Cubs RHP Shelby Miller (back) on Friday, April 23, was placed on the 10-day injured list with a lower-back strain. The move is retroactive to Thursday, April 22. Also Friday, Cubs LHP Kyle Ryan was recalled from the team's alternate training site.

    Kolten Wong Apr 23 12:33pm ET

    Milwaukee Brewers 2B Kolten Wong (oblique) on Friday, April 23, was activated off the 10-day injured list.

    Billy Hamilton Apr 23 12:30pm ET

    Chicago White Sox outfielder Billy Hamilton (hamstring) has been activated from the 10-day injured list. Hamilton had been sidelined since April 8 with a left hamstring strain. The speedster was getting some run in left field and could get some starts as a good defender on a team with poor defense. Hamilton's return could be bad news for managers who roster first baseman/outfielder Andrew Vaughn. Hamilton is best suited in deeper leagues for those seeking steals, but doesn't offer much value otherwise. He is 3-for-11 on the season with two stolen bases. Pitcher Alex McRae has been sent to the teams alternative training site to make room for the veteran.

    From RotoBaller

    Shelby Miller Apr 23 11:50am ET

    The Chicago Cubs have placed pitcher Shelby Miller (back) on the 10-day injured list with a low back strain. Miller has made three appearances out of the Cubs bullpen this year and has pitched to a brutal 31.50 ERA. Left-hander Kyle Ryan has replaced Miller on the roster. Both Miller and Ryan should be avoided in all formats.

    From RotoBaller

    Jake McGee Apr 23 11:40am ET

    San Francisco Giants closer Jake McGee continued to do what he has done all season in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Marlins, notching his league-most seventh save. McGee came on to pitch the ninth inning up by three and proceeded to strike out the side to end the game. The 34-year-old has been stellar for the Giants at the end of games this season, converting seven of eight saves with a 2.61 ERA and a 34.1% strikeout rate. He is looking like a fantasy stud in terms of relief pitchers/closers for this season, and fantasy managers should have him in their lineups at all times.

    From RotoBaller

    Daniel Castano Apr 23 11:30am ET

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Daniel Castano settled in after a rough first inning in Thursday night's game against the San Francisco Giants. In total, Castano ended up pitching five innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two. All three runs scored in the 3-0 game came around in the first inning. It wasn't a great start overall from the lefty, but it was impressive to see Castano keep his composure and keep his team in the game despite the bad inning right at the start. Castano is likely sticking in the rotation for a while, but his lack of swing-and-miss stuff doesn't make him a particularly attractive fantasy asset.

    From RotoBaller

    Aaron Sanchez Apr 23 11:30am ET

    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez earned his first win as a Giant in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Marlins. Sanchez pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and no walks with two strikeouts. The 28-year-old had looked solid in his first four starts with the Giants, posting a 1.83 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and a 17.5% strikeout rate. While it is still early, Sanchez is looking like the fantasy-relevant pitcher he was in the beginning of his career. Rostered in just 10 percent of leagues, Sanchez is worth more than a streaming look. He'll look to keep things rolling in his next start in a decent matchup against the Rockies at home.

    From RotoBaller

    Anthony Rendon Apr 23 10:53am ET

    Los Angeles Angels 3B Anthony Rendon (groin) is likely to be out until next week, according to manager Joe Maddon

    Cristian Javier Apr 23 9:20am ET

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier was dominant in Thursday's win over the Angels. Javier pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits and one walk while fanning nine batters. The 24-year-old raced out of the gate, becoming the first Astros pitcher to record the first eight outs of a game via the strikeout since 1986. Javier's fastball-slider combo was devastating on Thursday night, as the two offerings combined for 19 of his 21 whiffs. Javier hasn't allowed a run in his last 10 innings pitched- and owns a 1.32 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 20:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio in two starts this year. He needs to be scooped up off waivers wherever available ahead of his next start against the Mariners.

    From RotoBaller

    Walker Buehler Apr 23 9:10am ET

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler had a strong outing despite the no-decision on Thursday. Buehler pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs on four hits with nine strikeouts compared to no walks. The 26-year-old retired nine straight batters to start the game, with the two blemishes being an RBI single to Manny Machado and a home run to Trent Grisham. Buehler had the fastball working well, throwing it 50 percent of the time and generating 14 of his 15 whiffs off the pitch, at one point touching 97.5 MPH on the radar gun. He has just one win to show for it, but Buehler will take an excellent 2.16 ERA and 21:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio across four starts into his next outing against the Reds on April 27.

    From RotoBaller

    Mike Trout Apr 23 9:00am ET

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout (elbow) is expected to be good to go for Friday's game. Angels fans and fantasy managers alike got a scare on Thursday night when Trout was hit on the elbow by a Cristian Javier pitch, though it seems like he was removed as a precaution- and the pitch mostly got his elbow pad. Manager Joe Maddon believes that the three-time MVP will be in the lineup for Friday's matchup against Astros' right-hander Zack Greinke. Trout is off to a fast start at the dish, batting .393 with six homers and 27 combined runs and RBI through 17 games.

    From RotoBaller

    Elieser Hernandez Apr 23 8:50am ET

    Miami Marlins starting pitchers Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) and starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez (biceps) are throwing without issues. Both hurlers have been able to toss, though Hernandez is farther along, having thrown 90 feet with bullpen work slated for next week. Sanchez has progressed from throwing 45 feet to 60 feet without issue or setback, so he's certainly heading in the right direction as well. Both Hernandez, who struck out 11.9 batters per nine innings last year, and Sanchez, who fanned 10 batters in just his second big-league start last year, possess a fair amount of strikeout upside when they're healthy. Both remain without a timetable for their returns.

    From RotoBaller

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    NYMdeGrom R (1-1)
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    BOSPerez L (0-1)
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    TORMatz L (3-0)
    TBGlasnow R (2-0)
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    MINHapp L (0-0)
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    SFWood L (1-0)
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    SDDarvish R (1-1)
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