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Addison Reed said he feels "refreshed" after a week-long break from pitching.

Reed last appeared in a game for the Twins on June 13 and surrendered four runs -- three earned -- on five hits while recording only two outs in an ugly loss to the Tigers. The 29-year-old right-hander has a 9.45 ERA over his past nine outings, but his overall numbers for the season are relatively solid and he should work his way back into a high-leverage setup role in short order. That said, Trevor Hildenberger is probably the better fantasy stash behind Minnesota closer Fernando Rodney. Hildenberger hasn't allowed a run since May 18.
Jun 20 - 10:24 AM

Phillies recalled INF Mitchell Walding from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Walding went 0-for-6 with six strikeouts during a short stay at the major league level a couple weeks ago. The 25-year-old has posted decent numbers this season at Triple-A but probably won't hold any fantasy relevance.
Jun 20 - 10:05 AM

Phillies placed INF J.P. Crawford on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured left hand.

Crawford suffered the injury in Tuesday night's game against the Cardinals when he get hit on the hand by a Luke Weaver pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning. He is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks. Mitchell Walding has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding 25-man roster move, but Maikel Franco figures to get the bulk of playing time at third base for the next month-plus.
Jun 20 - 10:04 AM

Tigers recalled RHP Johnny Barbato from Triple-A Toledo.

Barbato will rejoin the Tigers' bullpen ahead of Wednesday's matinee game against the Reds. The 25-year-old right-hander has registered a 5.06 ERA in 5 1/3 innings (five appearances) this season at the MLB level.
Jun 20 - 9:55 AM

Tigers placed RHP Drew VerHagen on the 10-day disabled list with a broken nose.

VerHagen suffered the injury Tuesday night when he lost a relay throw in the lights and got struck in the face. It's unclear at this point how long he will be sidelined. Johnny Barbato will take the vacant spot in the Tigers' bullpen ahead of Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Reds.
Jun 20 - 9:54 AM

Marlins released LHP Sean Burnett.

Burnett has logged just 6 1/3 innings at the major league level since the beginning of the 2014 season and he was working to a 5.49 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 19 2/3 innings this year with the Marlins' Triple-A affiliate. This may very well be the end of the road for the veteran left-hander, who turns 36 in September.
Jun 20 - 9:24 AM

Marlins released RHP Severino Gonzalez.

Gonzalez was sporting a rough 5.61 ERA and 1.43 WHIP through 33 2/3 innings of relief this season at Triple-A New Orleans. The 25-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2016.
Jun 20 - 9:20 AM

Joey Lucchesi (hip) will return to the Padres' starting rotation on Wednesday against the Athletics.

Lucchesi worked four scoreless innings in his lone rehab start last Thursday at High-A Lake Elsinore, striking out six batters and touching 96 mph with his fastball. The rookie left-hander had a strong 3.23 ERA, 1.225 WHIP, and 48/15 K/BB ratio through his first 47 1/3 major league innings this season with San Diego when he landed on the disabled list May 15 due to a right hip strain. Get him active for this return start versus the A's.
Jun 20 - 9:06 AM
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