Carlos Carrasco gave up two runs on three hits in his two-inning start versus the Rangers on Monday.
The big blow was a two-run jack by young outfielder Nomar Mazara. Carrasco managed a couple of punchouts in the outing. The Indians are just happy to see their stud right-hander back on the mound after he missed their World Series run with a broken hand. He went 11-8 with a 3.32 ERA in 25 starts last year.
Nomar Mazara went 1-for-2 and hit a two-run homer in Monday's loss to the Indians.
To make it extra impressive he hit it off Carlos Carrasco. Mazara had a .266 batting average with 20 home runs and 64 RBI as a 20 year old last year. He has an extremely high upside, although it may take him a few years to reach it.
Chi Chi Gonzalez started against the Indians on Monday, tossing two scoreless innings while notching two strikeouts.
He allowed one hit and no walks. Gonzalez started three games for the Rangers last season and they didn't go well. He had an 8.71 ERA in 10 1/3 innings. He is likely to pitch most of this season at Triple-A unless the big league club suffers a rash of injuries.
Reymond Fuentes crunched a three-run bomb against the Reds on Monday.
The 26-year-old is trying to earn a roster spot as a backup outfielder. He had a .317 batting average in 13 games with the Royals last year. It was his first taste of the majors since a 23-game stint with the Padres in 2013. The home run is a rarity for Fuentes, who didn't hit a single longball in the majors or minors last year.
Patrick Corbin led the Diamondbacks to a 6-1 victory over the Reds on Monday by firing two scoreless, hitless innings with three punchouts.
He is competing for the last slot in the Arizona starting rotation. Zack Greinke, Taijuan Walker and Robbie Ray seemingly have slots locked down. Archie Bradley and Shelby Miller have the inside track on the final two places. If Corbin stays strong and one of the others falters he will get the nod. He began last season in the rotation but was demoted to the bullpen in August. He finished with a 5.15 ERA in 155 2/3 innings.
Phillip Ervin singled and scored in his only plate appearance in Monday's game versus the Diamondbacks.
The 2013 first round draft pick has not lived up to expectations yet in his minor league career but still carries some fantasy potential, particularly with his speed. He batted just .239/.362/.399 at Double-A Pensacola last year but stole 36 bases with 13 home runs.