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Josh Reddick hit his first home run of the season in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Royals.

Reddick launched a three-run shot off of Yordano Ventura in the fourth inning. Next batter Brett Lawrie paid the bill on that one, as Ventura plunked him and was ejected. Extracurricular activity aside, Reddick finished the game 2-for-4. He had been on the shelf for more than a month as he recovered from an oblique injury. Reddick hit 12 home runs in his 2013 and 2014 campaigns, both of which were shortened by injuries. When healthy, he's a potential 20+ home run player.
Apr 18 - 10:23 PM

Prior to being pulled with a possible hand injury, Jesse Hahn held the Royals scoreless in 5 1/3 innings.

Hahn left the game with a blister injury. It was a tough blow to the pitcher, as he had only thrown 65 pitches at the time of his exit. To that point, the Royals had only managed three hits. Through three starts, Hahn has allowed four runs over 16 2/3 innings, working out to a 2.12 ERA. If the injury is relatively minor, he's a viable fantasy starter who might still be floating around on some waiver wires.
Apr 18 - 10:18 PM

Yordano Ventura (leg) allowed five runs in 3 1/3 innings before he was ejected for plunking Brett Lawrie.

Ventura was dealing with cramps at the beginning of the season, having to exit his first start with a right thumb cramp and his second start with a right calf cramp. On Saturday, he was ejected before his muscles could do him in. Ventura plunked Lawrie immediately after Josh Reddick smashed a three-run homer off the pitcher.He struck out two and walked two in his limited time on the mound. Once he stops cramping up and stops throwing tantrums, Ventura should be a valuable fantasy starter. Last season, he held a 3.20 ERA and a 1.295 WHIP in 183 innings. If he's not suspended, Ventura will face the White Sox in his next outing. Otherwise, we might be looking at Chris Young.
Apr 18 - 10:13 PM

Angels optioned LHP Adam Wilk to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The Angels sent him down to make room for Garrett Richards, who will make his debut Sunday. Wilk only made one appearance, pitching two innings against the Tigers on Wednesday. Wilk will probably be up again the next time an Angels reliever gets hurt.
Apr 18 - 10:11 PM

Angels optioned LHP Adam Wilk to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The Angels sent him down to make room for Garrett Richards. He only made one appearance, pitching two innings against the Tigers on Wednesday. Wilk will probably be up again the next time an Angels pitcher gets hurt.
Apr 18 - 10:11 PM

Angels optioned LHP Adam Wilk to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The Angels sent him down to make room for Garrett Richards. He only made one appearance, pitching two innings against the Tigers on Wednesday. Wilk will probably be up again the next time an Angels pitcher gets hurt.
Apr 18 - 10:11 PM

In his first career start leading off, Ryan Braun hit two singles against the Pirates.

Braun finished the game 2-for-3. While the singles are nice, they marked a continuation of an odd start for Braun. After smacking 30 doubles and 19 home runs last season, Braun has yet to notch his first extra-base hit of the 2015 season. The power should come eventually, but it should be remembered that the former MVP underwent experimental thumb surgery in October.
Apr 18 - 10:07 PM

Starling Marte hit his third home run of the season while driving in five runs in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Brewers.

Marte almost single-handedly sent Brewers' starter Kyle Lohse to the showers. In the first inning, the outfielder hit a two-run single to center. Then, in the fifth, he launched a three-run shot to left. If this wasn't enough, he also chipped in a stolen base just for fun. This was his second home run in as many days (and his second steal in as many days, to boot). All of this came after an icy start to the season. Even with the recent pyrotechnics, he's still hitting just .189/.225/.459 on the year. Marte was a .291 hitter last year. Don't worry too much about the early struggles.
Apr 18 - 10:04 PM
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