Trading Tips: June 17

Trading Tips: June 17
Buying low on Gary Sanchez and selling high on Jake Arrieta are among the trading tips offered by Fred Zinkie this week.
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Trevor Story finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI Sunday in Texas, cracking a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning.

Story gave the team a brief 12-9 lead in the top of the ninth, but the bullpen was unable to hold the lead in what looked more like a beer-league softball game with all of the offense. Story entered the season with at least 24 homers in each of his first campaigns in the majors and he is on pace for 34 homers with over 100 RBI this season. Both would be career bests if he can maintain the pace.
Jun 17 - 8:02 PM

DJ LeMahieu finished 2-for-5 with a double and a solo home run while coming across to score twice in Sunday's 13-12 slugfest loss in Texas.

It wasn't all great, as LeMahieu did strike out three times. Still, he is a solid 20-for-70 (.286) with five doubles, two homers and 10 RBI in 15 games with 16 runs scored since coming off the 10-day disabled list on June 1, including five multi-hit efforts. He appears to be fully back to 100 percent healthy after recovering from a thumb sprain and small fractured in his left wrist at the end of May.
Jun 17 - 7:59 PM

Nick Vincent (groin) is on track to return to the Mariners' bullpen on Friday.

Vincent was expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Monday, but instead he'll head right to Double-A Arkansas instead where he'll pitch on Monday and Wednesday.
Jun 17 - 7:56 PM

Jon Gray allowed six runs - five earned - and six hits with a walk and nine strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Sunday in Texas.

Gray did a good job logging plenty of strikeouts for his fantasy owners, but he did not factor into the decision in what turned out to be a slugfest. The Rockies offense bailed him out with a five-spot in the top of the seventh, only to surrender the lead in the bottom of the ninth. He'll look for better results next time out on Friday against the Marlins in a favorable matchup.
Jun 17 - 7:55 PM

Francisco Lirano (hamstring) was hit hard in his first minor league rehab start at Triple-A Toledo on Sunday, surrendering eight runs on 11 hits over his four innings of work.

The lone bright spot of the afternoon for Liriano was that he racked up seven strikeouts and didn't walk a batter. He surrendered a pair of home runs in the contest, to Gabriel Guerrero and Steve Selsky. Liriano threw 83 pitches in the outing, 56 of them for strikes. He was expected to return to the Tigers' rotation after this start, but given how poorly it went perhaps they'll have him make one more.
Jun 17 - 7:51 PM

Rangers optioned OF Ryan Rua to Triple-A Round Rock.

That will clear the way for Elvis Andrus who will rejoin the Rangers on Monday. The club will also need to make a 40-man roster move on Monday to accomodate Andrus. Rua will continue to provide outfield depth for the Rangers at Triple-A.
Jun 17 - 7:41 PM

Brandon Crawford will be placed on the Giants' paternity leave list on Monday.

Crawford will miss three games while away on leave. He and his wife are welcoming their fourth child, and second son, who is due on Monday. Alen Hanson should see additional playing time while Crawford is away.
Jun 17 - 7:39 PM

Odubel Herrera went 3-for-4 with a homer and three runs scored in a win over the Phillies.

He also doubled. Herrera's homer came off of Corey Knebel to extend the Phillies lead to 10-5 in the ninth inning to give him nine on the season. It turned out to be a big insurance run, as the Brewers scored four in the bottom of the inning. Herrera's three hits help raise his average to .293, and his OPS is now at .803 over his 67 games this year.
Jun 17 - 6:37 PM
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