D.J. Short

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Waiver Wired: Wheeler Dealing

Thursday, August 22, 2013




NL ONLY

Roger Kieschnick OF, Giants (Yahoo: 0 percent owned)

The Jeff Francoeur Era has come to an end in San Francisco, which opens the door for the Giants to get a longer look at Kieschnick in left field. The 26-year-old is hitting .268/.349/.304 in 63 plate appearances since his call-up late last month, which doesn't exactly blow you away from a fantasy perspective, but he was a .275/.331/.485 hitter in the minors and managed 13 or more home runs in four out of his five seasons. He could surprise down the stretch.

Roger Bernadina OF, Phillies (Yahoo: 0 percent owned)

Bernadina was released by the Nationals earlier this week following the acquisition of David DeJesus, but he quickly found a home with a division rival. The 29-year-old outfielder is batting just .176 with two homers and a .513 OPS through 168 plate appearances this season, but he averaged eight homers and 16 stolen bases per season from 2010-2012. His modest power-speed combo could prove useful in deeper NL-only formats if he gets playing time.

AL ONLY

Anthony Gose OF, Blue Jays (Yahoo: 1 percent owned)

With the Blue Jays' outfielders continuing to drop like flies, Gose was called up from Triple-A Buffalo last week and has started five out of the last six games in center field. The 23-year-old registered a weak .239/.316/.336 over 443 plate appearances in Triple-A this year and still has a lot to prove against big league pitching, but his blazing speed makes him relevant for anyone who needs stolen bases.

Sean Nolin SP, Blue Jays (Yahoo: 0 percent owned)

With the Blue Jays in need of an extra starter for Saturday after playing in a doubleheader on Tuesday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com writes that Nolin and Marcus Stroman are both under consideration. Stroman would be a must-pickup if he gets the call, but Nolin appears to have the edge since he's already on the 40-man roster. The 23-year-old left-hander was hammered in a spot start with the big club earlier this year, but he posted a 3.01 ERA and 103/25 K/BB ratio over 92 2/3 innings in Double-A this season and recently earned a promotion to Triple-A. The matchup against the Astros on Saturday is very appealing and there's a chance whoever is chosen could get an extended opportunity. 



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D.J. Short is a Rotoworld baseball editor and contributes to NBCSports.com's Hardball Talk blog. You can also find him on Twitter.
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