Sad day in Yankee-land
Team Colton & the Wolfman (Colton/Wolf) reclaims $1 FAAB for Gleyber Torres' season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Last-second trade for Week 12
Colton & the Wolfman (Colton/Wolf) deals OF Matt Olson to SiriusXM (Flowers) for 3B Pablo Sandoval.
Wilson, I lay this trade on you
True to his word, SiriusXM (Flowers) deals RP Alex Wilson to Fangraphs (Sarris) for DH Pedro Alvarez. Deal goes into effect for Week 10.
Memorial Day Weekend sale
NFBC (Ambrosius/Childs) sends SP Jason Vargas, 3B Josh Rutledge and SP Jose Berrios to Baseball HQ (Adler) for SS Didi Gregorius and 2B Raul Mondesi. Trade goes into effect for Week 9.
One last roster tweak
In the great roster amnesty rush of 2017, Mastersball (Michaels) picks up SP Mike Pelfrey for $12 and SS Ehire Adrianza for $1.
Both bids were submitted before the deadline but were not processed due to a lack of roster space. Transactions go into effect for Week 8.
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Tampa Bay starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi went out and had a merely decent outing Sunday but news that has come out recently has put a different spin on the outing. Friday and Saturday before the outing, he was hooked up to IVs with bad food poisoning. He then faced one of the best offenses in baseball and gave up four runs while leaving with the lead. He is a talented pitcher, so this could be a good time to try to buy him at a discount. His next scheduled start is a rematch against Baltimore so those in daily are advised to use caution but it will be interesting to compare the two outings.
Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Junior Guerra was blasted Tuesday versus Cincinnati lasting four innings, allowing eight runs while only striking out two. He had a great partial season in 2016 and had been good through the first six starts this season. There is some concern about a noticeable drop in his fastball velocity and also occasionally with the location on that pitch. On the other hand, this was one bad outing in a very hitter-friendly ballpark versus one of the best offenses in baseball. For now, watch closely but it is too soon to drop him. The next scheduled outing will be interesting as it is at home against a Miami team with plenty of talent but mediocre production.
San Diego starter Jhoulys Chacin took the loss against Atlanta despite another quality start. Chacin continued his mastery at home by holding the Braves to two runs over seven innings. In eight home starts, Chacin has a 1.83 ERA and 0.87 WHIP, proving he is a must-start at Petco. His next should come at home, but he will face a red-hot Dodgers offense so approach cautiously before streaming.
Milwaukee Brewers activated infielder Jonathan Villar (back) and outfielder Ryan Braun (calf) from the disabled list Tuesday. They did designate for assignment Nick Franklin in a related move. Ryan Braun started Tuesday and scored a run in his first game. Villar did not start but grounded out in a pinch-hitting role. Braun's return prompted Lewis Brinson being sent down Monday and Braun is likely to start the vast majority of games. He is a must add if he is somehow available. Villar comes back to a complicated situation in the middle infield where Eric Sogard has been having the greatest offensive stretch of his career and Orlando Arcia is a young player that the Brewers seem to really believe in. The best guess for what will happen in the long-term is that Villar will find a way to become a starter again but the situation calls for observation. In 12 team or larger leagues, I would suggest Villar be owned and just kept on a bench until the situation is resolved. The next two games for Milwaukee are in a hitter-friendly ballpark against a very generous pitching staff.
Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen reacted just the way the team hoped he would after moving back to the third spot in the lineup--he kept driving in runs. Cutch doubled, singled and drove in both of Pittsburgh's runs on Tuesday, his first game back near the top of the order since May 23. McCutchen proved to be a great buy-low candidate a month ago and could return to OF2 value if he continues his current hot streak.
Pittsburgh third baseman David Freese went hitless in four at-bats against the Rays, dropping his average to .253 on the season. He has five hits in his last 35 at-bats (.143) and hasn't homered since June 6. Freese is likely to keep holding down third base while Jung Ho Kang is stuck overseas, but he hasn't proven to have much fantasy value. Once Starling Marte returns to the lineup and Gregory Polanco starts hitting, Freese could be moved further down the order as far as seventh, which will limit his usefulness even more.
Pittsburgh Pirates starter Trevor Williams had a solid outing on Tuesday, lasting seven innings while allowing two runs on six hits. He didn't walk a batter and struck out seven for the second straight start. Williams has been steadily improving over his last couple of starts, lowering his ERA to 4.82. He's not close to being a mixed-league option yet, but could be worth a spot in NL-only leagues.
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb went eight scoreless innings Tuesday versus Pittsburgh, allowing two hits and walks while striking out four. Cobb is a strong add for this season if he remains available. In dynasty formats, he is an even stronger asset, as he is a solid talent who quite likely will return to that status as he gets further removed from his Tommy John surgery. His next scheduled matchup is a very strong Baltimore offense.
Los Angeles Dodgers LHP Julio Urias (shoulder) had surgery on his left shoulder Tuesday, June 27, and is expected to miss 12-14 months.
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria was called up Tuesday and went 1-for-3 with two runs batted in versus Pittsburgh. Hechavarria is still unlikely to be a viable fantasy asset despite Tampa Bay being a much more productive offense than Miami so far this season. Daniel Robertson was sent down to Triple-A so he also is unlikely to be relevant for now. The next game for Tampa Bay will be against Pittsburgh and a tough opposing pitcher in Ivan Nova.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Danny Salazar will return to the club as a starting pitcher once he has fully rehabilitated from his injury. Salazar is currently on the disabled list but is scheduled for a rehab start with Double-A Akron on Saturday. He's had a rough season so far, but has the upside to be a strong mixed league starting pitcher.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout (thumb) hit soft toss Tuesday, June 27, and should be ready to begin taking live batting practice shortly.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim LHP Tyler Skaggs (oblique) will be evaluated on Wednesday, June 28, to determine if he can continue a throwing program.
Philadelphia Phillies INF/OF Howie Kendrick (hamstring) was back in the starting lineup as the designated hitter Tuesday, June 27, for the first time since June 21 due to a sore hamstring. He's still unable to play the field, however, according to manager Pete Mackanin, who said the sudden movements required defensively continue to concern Kendrick.
Breakout Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr is enjoying another productive month and tonight he put the Mariners away with one swing of the bat. With Philadelphia attempting to run away with the game in the ninth inning at Safeco Field tonight, Altherr drilled a two-run home run to left, increasing the lead to six runs. It proved to be an insurmountable lead as Hector Neris struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth. For the season, Altherr is now hitting .284 with 13 home runs and 41 RBI.
Arizona Diamondbacks INF Nick Ahmed (hand) was removed from the game Tuesday, June 27, after being hit by a pitch from St. Louis Cardinals RHP Trevor Rosenthal.
With the Phillies holding a 4-2 lead heading into the ninth inning of tonight's game against the Mariners at Safeco Field, Hector Neris was getting loose for the save situation that was to come. In the top of the frame, however, the Phillies added four insurance runs, pushing the lead to six runs and erasing a save situation. Regardless, Neris entered the game and had perhaps his most impressive performance of the year. Perhaps with the pressure release of a more comfortable lead, the 28-year-old struck out the side, tossing only 11 pitches in the process.
San Diego Padres RHP Trevor Cahill (shoulder) is scheduled to start for Class AAA El Paso on Wednesday, June 28.
Atlanta Braves RHP Bartolo Colon (back) will be activated from the DL and start on Wednesday, June 28, according to Brian Snitker.
After losing two consecutive games earlier in the month, Aaron Nola had a second consecutive strong start that resulted in victory tonight in Seattle. The 24-year-old tossed seven innings, surrendering just two runs on five hits, walking four and striking out nine. The one mistake he made all night resulted in a two-run home run, accounting for all the damage he allowed. The victory improves Nola's record to 5-5 on the season, while his ERA has gone down to 4.13, the lowest it's been in over a month. Nola's next start is scheduled for Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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