MLB Power Rankings: Week 17

MLB Power Rankings: Week 17
The surging Cubs have almost caught up to the Brewers in the NL Central. Jesse Pantuosco details their revival in his latest Power Rankings.
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Marlins placed SS J.T. Riddle on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 22, with biceps tendinitis.

Riddle has been sidelined for nearly a week with this upper-arm discomfort and the Marlins finally decided to quit playing a man short. The hope is Riddle will be ready for activation when first eligible in early August. Mike Aviles has been promoted from Triple-A New Orleans to give Miami infield depth.
Jul 25 - 4:41 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports is hearing that Mets shortstop prospect Amed Rosario "could be up in a week or so."

The promotion will probably come after the Mets unload some pieces around the July 31 trade deadline. Rosario, 21, is batting .329/.367/.473 with seven home runs, 55 RBI, 17 stolen bases, and 59 runs scored in 88 games this season at Triple-A Las Vegas. He was recently ranked the No. 4 overall prospect in the sport by Baseball America.
Jul 25 - 4:37 PM

Rockies recalled RHP Carlos Estevez from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Estevez has a hideous 8.10 ERA in 18 relief appearances this season in the majors, but the Rockies were desperate for a fresh bullpen arm. He'll work in low-leverage spots.
Jul 25 - 4:27 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Jairo Diaz to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Diaz has a 9.00 ERA and 3.40 WHIP in five innings of relief this season at the major league level. Carlos Estevez will take his spot on Colorado's active roster.
Jul 25 - 4:26 PM

Athletics transferred RHP Bobby Wahl from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's just a procedural move. Wahl recently began a minor league rehab assignment and will be eligible to return to the A's active roster later this week.
Jul 25 - 4:25 PM

Jedd Gyorko is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

Greg Garcia will start at third base and bat eighth versus Rockies right-hander Jon Gray. This appears to be a routine breather for Gyorko, who's fallen into a bit of a slump since the All-Star break.
Jul 25 - 4:23 PM

Matt Carpenter (quad) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Rockies.

Carpenter missed Monday's series opener against Colorado after making an early exit Sunday night against the Cubs due to right quad tightness. He'll start at first base and bat leadoff Tuesday versus right-hander Jon Gray.
Jul 25 - 4:19 PM

Harrison Bader is starting in center field and batting seventh Tuesday in his MLB debut against the Rockies.

Bader will likely be the primary fill-in at that position for the Cardinals while Dexter Fowler recovers from a left forearm strain. The talented 23-year-old was slashing .297/.354/.517 with 19 home runs and nine stolen bases in 97 games this season at Triple-A Memphis and is worth a pickup in standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Jul 25 - 4:17 PM
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