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Kyle Hendricks will get the ball on Thursday in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Nationals.

With Jon Lester throwing 3 1/3 innings on Wednesday, any debate as to who would start Game 5 for Chicago was taken away. Hendricks was dominant in his first NLDS start against the Nationals, shutting out Washington in a 3-0 Game 1 win. The Nationals have yet to announce who will start Game 5, but you can expect to see Max Scherzer at some point on Thursday.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 09:15:00 PM

Padres acquired C/OF Francisco Mejia from the Indians in exchange for LHP Brad Hand and RHP Adam Cimber.

Mejia has looked ready for an extended shot in the majors for a while but was blocked in Cleveland by superior defenders in Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez. Austin Hedges is also a much better defender, but he's so bad offensively that Mejia could push him aside and nab the starting job in San Diego in short order. Hedges will remain the starter for now, but Mejia is a good stash in leagues where he's available.
Jul 19 - 12:03 PM

Indians acquired LHP Brad Hand and RHP Adam Cimber from the Padres in exchange for C/OF Francisco Mejia.

Hand should see save opportunities in Cleveland, but manager Terry Francona might still give chances to Cody Allen and possibly Andrew Miller, as well. If that's the case, it's obviously not the best landing spot fantasy-wise for Hand, although for dynasty purposes he should be in line for the ninth inning beyond 2018 with Allen and Miller slated for free agency.
Jul 19 - 11:52 AM

Kirby Yates is likely to take over as the Padres' closer following the trade of Brad Hand.

That's assuming he isn't also dealt, which is a distinct possibility. Yates has been excellent over the last two seasons in San Diego, posting a 2.89 ERA and 135/30 K/BB ratio over 93 1/3 innings. He should be scooped up in all fantasy leagues. If Yates is also eventually dealt, Craig Stammen or Phil Maton might get a shot to close.
Jul 19 - 11:48 AM

Orioles acquired OF Yusniel Diaz, RHP Zach Pop, RHP Dean Kremer, 3B Rylan Bannon and INF Breyvic Valera from the Dodgers for SS Manny Machado.

Diaz, 21, is the best prospect involved in the trade for Machado, and is an outstanding get for a player that was very likely to be playing elsewhere in 2018 as Machado was. He’s an outfielder who has above-average tools across the board, and his patience at the plate along with his use of all fields makes the hit tool plus. There’s very little left to be done here in terms of development, so Diaz could help the Orioles before the end of the 2019 season.
Jul 18 - 9:12 PM

Dodgers acquired SS Manny Machado from the Orioles for OF Yusniel Diaz, RHP Zach Pop, RHP Dean Kremer, 3B Rylan Bannon, and INF Breyic Valera.

This has been rumored for quite some time, but it's now official. The Orioles also entertained offers from the Phillies, Brewers and Diamondbacks -- among others -- but they're able to get five prospects for the 26-year-old shortstop. Machado's defense at shortstop hasn't been spectacular according to the metrics, but he's been tremendous with the bat, hitting .315/.375/.583 with 24 homers and 65 RBI over the first half. An already powerful Dodger lineup gets even better, and he should put up big numbers in his time with Los Angeles.
Jul 18 - 9:10 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Brewers could target Brian Dozier in trade talks.

The Brewers were involved in the Manny Machado sweepstakes, but ultimately couldn't offer -- or wouldn't offer -- what the Dodgers were willing to procure the services of the All-Star shortstop. Dozier started slow, but he's been excellent as of late, and the second baseman has 16 homers and 48 RBI over 93 games with the Twins. He could give the Milwaukee lineup a big boost, and shouldn't have near the cost Machado did. Rosenthal also mentions that the Brewers could look for pitching help, and they should have enough in the system to explore both.
Jul 18 - 8:27 PM

Nick Tropeano will start against the Astros on Saturday.

Tropeano has been on the disabled list since June 15 with right shoulder inflammation. He's made a couple of rehab starts since the beginning of July, and he's now ready to rejoin a Los Angeles rotation that has been decimated with injuries in 2018. In 10 starts this season, Tropeano owns a 4.83 ERA with a 1.352 WHIP and 44 strikeouts in 54 innings.
Jul 18 - 8:09 PM

Josh Harrison (hamstring) is hoping to return to the Pirates' lineup this weekend.

Harrison had to be lifted from the final game before the All-Star break with a left hamstring injury, but the Pirates are optimistic they could the ailment before it got serious. He'll test out the hamstring with a workout Thursday and hopes to be back in there at some point over the weekend.
Jul 18 - 5:24 PM

Rays placed C Wilson Ramos on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 15, with a left hamstring strain.

Ramos suffered the injury last Saturday and he's expected to be sidelined at least for the remainder of the month. He is one of the Rays' biggest trade chips, but it appears that they might have to wait until August after the non-waiver deadline to deal him. Ramos is hitting an impressive .297/.346/.488 with 14 home runs and 53 RBI this season. Jesus Sucre will receive the bulk of the starts behind the plate while Ramos is out and the club will need to call up another catcher prior to Friday's game.
Jul 18 - 4:13 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (hip) hit a three-run homer and played nine innings at first base Wednesday in a rehab game with the Mets' affiliate in the Gulf Coast League.

Cespedes has now played three straight days on the farm and should be a go for the Mets' first game out of the of the All-Star break on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. He can DH in that three-game set before returning to left field (and maybe trying some first base) next week. The 32-year-old slugger has been on the shelf since May 13 because of hip and quad injuries.
Jul 18 - 3:19 PM

Miles Mikolas (paternity) will start for the Cardinals in Sunday's series finale against the Cubs.

Mikolas skipped his first All-Star Game to be with his wife, who is expecting twins, and he was officially placed on the paternity leave list by the Cardinals on Wednesday. But the 29-year-old right-hander won't wind up missing a turn in the rotation. Carlos Martinez is set to start Thursday's series opener at Wrigley Field, with Jack Flaherty pitching Friday and Luke Weaver and John Gant handling the doubleheader on Saturday. Mikolas will then take the mound on Sunday night.
Jul 18 - 3:00 PM




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