Roundtable: Bullpen Bets

Roundtable: Bullpen Bets
In this week's edition of the Fantasy Roundtable, the Rotoworld Baseball crew offers up several good stashes for saves.
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Cameron Maybin went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

Maybin got moved up to the leadoff spot with Ian Kinsler scratched and he kept hitting, singling and scoring in the first and sixth innings. The center fielder will surely move back down in the order when Kinsler is ready, but with the way he's going he can help fantasy owners no matter where he hits. Maybin has 16 base knocks in his first 28 at-bats of the season.
May 24 - 9:49 PM

Jean Segura left Tuesday's game against the Pirates after taking a pitch off his helmet.

Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero, one of the hardest throwers in the majors, struck Segura with a 96 mph fastball in the top of the seventh inning. Segura was eventually able to walk off the field on his own, but this is an obvious concussion-watch situation. There should be an update from the Diamondbacks after the game.
May 24 - 9:39 PM

Jameson Taillon will be skipped on his next turn through the Triple-A Indianapolis rotation.

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington told MLB.com's Adam Berry that he wants to conserve Taillon's innings for later in the season, when the 24-year-old right-hander will likely be pitching at the major league level. Taillon is appearing this year in his first meaningful games since 2013. He boasts a 1.82 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 51/5 K/BB ratio through 49 1/3 innings (eight starts) at Triple-A.
May 24 - 9:31 PM

Hanley Ramirez was diagnosed with a right toe contusion after leaving Tuesday's game against the Rockies.

Ramirez got struck on the right foot by a Jorge De La Rosa pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning and was replaced at first base in the top of the fifth by Travis Shaw. X-rays turned up negative for any fractures and Hanley can be considered day-to-day. He finished 0-for-2 with the HBP.
May 24 - 9:04 PM

Hanley Ramirez was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Rockies with an apparent foot injury.

Ramirez came up hobbling after a hit by pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning and was replaced at first base in the top of the fifth by Travis Shaw. Shaw had been held out of the starting lineup with a sore left hand. Both of these injuries seem minor. Boston was leading the visiting Rockies 8-3 when Hanley made his exit Tuesday.
May 24 - 8:48 PM

Wilmer Flores (hamstring) went 2-for-3 in his rehab debut Tuesday with Double-A Binghamton.

He also played seven innings at first base without issue. Flores is on track to return from the disabled list when first eligible this Friday night against the Dodgers and he could see a good amount of starts at first base with Lucas Duda (back) sidelined.
May 24 - 8:43 PM

Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail told reporters that Yu Darvish (elbow) will likely be limited to 85-90 pitches in his 2016 debut Saturday versus the Pirates.

"That would be a good pitch count," Brocail said. "It all depends on how he looks during the game and how many pitches he has. We're not going to have him go out there and throw 150 pitches. Hopefully he gets out there and uses his fastball to get early outs and uses his pitches wisely and keeps us in the game." Darvish threw 87 pitches over six scoreless innings in his final rehab start Sunday with Double-A Frisco. He had a 0.90 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 21/6 K/BB ratio in 20 total rehab innings. The ace right-hander is returning from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.
May 24 - 8:01 PM

According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the Dodgers had "a big crew" at a showcase Tuesday afternoon in the Dominican Republic that featured Cuban outfielder Lazaro Armenteros and Cuban second baseman Jose Miguel Fernandez.

Under their new ownership group the Dodgers have become the most aggressive spenders on international talent in Major League Baseball, and Armenteros and Fernandez are among the most popular names on this year's market. Armenteros, commonly referred to as "Lazarito," is a 17-year-old outfielder with a wide variety of scouting reports -- some very promising, some not so promising. At one point there was talk of him commanding a record sum, but that has cooled. Hernandez is a 27-year-old with a MLB-ready profile, but he was granted free agency in late April and remains unsigned. There's always an element of mystery with these Cuban signings.
May 24 - 7:51 PM
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