Daily Dose: Rosenthal Removed

Daily Dose: Rosenthal Removed
Nate Grimm breaks down Trevor Rosenthal's ouster from the closer role, Michael Conforto's demotion and more in Sunday's Daily Dose.
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Alex Rodriguez is absent from the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Carlos Beltran is in the designated hitter spot and Aaron Hicks is in right field.
Jun 26 - 10:17 AM

Jett Bandy started his fourth straight game at catcher for the Angels on Saturday.

The Angels like Carlos Perez's defense, but Bandy is more interesting with the bat. The 26-year-old has hit .310/.311/.500 with two homers over his first 47 major league plate appearances and has batted .286/.339/.452 with 13 dingers at Triple-A since the beginning of last season. Given the current state of the catcher position in fantasy, Bandy could potentially carve out some deep league value if he keeps getting regular playing time. The problem is that Geovany Soto (knee) is due back soon, so regular at-bats might be hard to come by.
Jun 26 - 10:15 AM

Cliff Pennington (hamstring) ran the bases on Saturday.

Pennington is nearing a rehab assignment. The veteran infielder has missed a good chunk of the season with a pair of hamstring injuries.
Jun 26 - 10:11 AM

Yimi Garcia (biceps) resumed throwing off a mound this past week.

Garcia has been out since late April while battling a right biceps ailment that's resulted in numbness in his pitching arm. There's no timetable for his return.
Jun 26 - 10:07 AM

Willson Contreras is starting in left field for the second straight game Sunday.

He's in the No. 5 spot in the lineup. Contreras hadn't played in the outfield since 2013, but he's got a seven-game hitting streak going to begin his career and the Cubs want to keep riding him. The 24-year-old faces a tall task Sunday against Jose Fernandez.
Jun 26 - 10:03 AM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Jose Peraza will handle center field.
Jun 26 - 9:58 AM

Astros pitching prospect David Paulino is currently serving a team-imposed suspension for violating a club policy.

General manager Jeff Luhnow said that "it wasn't anything major" but didn't go into more detail. "We've got rules and every once in a while rules are violated and we have to enforce them," Luhnow said. Paulino has been awesome at Double-A Corpus Christi this season, posting a 1.86 ERA and 66/11 K/BB ratio over 58 innings. He's expected to rejoin the rotation soon.
Jun 26 - 9:56 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Padres

Jon Jay (wrist) remained out of the Padres' lineup Sunday.

Jay hasn't played since being hit on the right wrist with a pitch a week ago. Travis Jankowski is again in center field and the leadoff spot.
Jun 26 - 9:52 AM
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