Trading Tips: May 20

Trading Tips: May 20
Buying low on Marcell Ozuna and selling high on Shohei Ohtani are among the trading tips offered by Fred Zinkie this week.
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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Jake Peavy is still hopeful of returning to the big leagues this season.

The 36-year-old hurler said that he'll make a decision within the next three weeks, but wanted to consult with his children first. Peavy elaborated, "I feel that I can help a team in the second half. My arm feels great. I’ve had a chance to rest it so I feel as strong as I’ve felt in a long time. I’ve kept in shape. I throw bullpens. So I’m hoping that once I make the decision to do it, that the interest will be there." Even if he is able to succeed in his comeback attempt, it's unlikey that he'll be relevvant from a fantasy perspective.
Source: Boston Globe
May 20 - 7:11 PM

Jesus Aguilar homered for the third consecutive game Sunday, but couldn't help the Brewers overcome the Twins.

Aguilar took Twins starter Jake Odorizzi deep in the sixth inning to tie the game at 1-1 -- one of the only hits the Brewers could muster against Odorizzi on the afternoon -- and finished 2-for-4 in the game. The homer was his fourth in his last three games, giving him seven on the year. Few are hotter than the 27-year-old, who's hitting a robust .333/.395/.608 through Sunday's contest.
May 20 - 7:04 PM

Max Kepler had an RBI single and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

Kepler plated the first run of the game with an RBI single in the fifth inning. He also walked twice in the contest, and one of those walks turned into a run in the decisive eighth inning. Kepler is having another productive year in the Twins lineup, batting .250/.337/.466 with six homers, 19 RBI and 19 runs scored in 42 games.
May 20 - 7:01 PM

Yankees optioned OF Clint Frazier to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

This move was expected, as Frazier was only supposed to be with the club for a couple of games. He'll continue to play everyday at Triple-A until the Yankees have a need for an outfielder.
May 20 - 7:00 PM

Adam Plutko will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start for the Indians on Wednesday against the Cubs in Chicago.

He'll get the first crack at filling the open rotation spot that was vacated by Josh Tomlin's demotion to the bullpen. Plutko, 26, allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings in his lone spot start with the Indians this season.
May 20 - 6:57 PM

Indians' manager Terry Francona said Sunday that struggling right-hander Josh Tomlin will work out of the bullpen for now.

Tomlin owns a cringe-inducing 7.84 ERA and 1.68 WHIP through 31 innings in seven appearances (six starts) this season, so this move is certainly warranted. Adam Plutko will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday to start in Tomlin's place.
May 20 - 6:54 PM

Ender Inciarte said after Sunday's game that he's a little sore but expects to play on Monday.

Inciarte collided with the outfield wall during the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the Marlins, but it sounds like he was lucky to have avoided any injuries. The 27-year-old speedster is hitting .268/.322/.377 with four homers, 19 RBI and 18 stolen bases on the year.
May 20 - 6:50 PM

Fernando Rodney struck out the side in the ninth inning Sunday against the Brewers, earning his ninth save of the season.

Protecting a two-run lead, Rodney made quick work of Domingo Santana, Jonathan Villar and Tyler Saladino to finish the Brewers off. Rodney had a few blips in late April but has been lights out in May, rattling off eight scoreless appearances while securing six saves. The good stretch has reasserted his place in the back end of the Twins' bullpen, and has lowered his ERA to 2.87 in 17 appearances this year.
May 20 - 6:46 PM
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