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Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three total RBI in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

Cabrera picked up RBI singles in the second and eighth innings, sandwiching a third-inning solo homer in-between for good measure. The veteran slugger is posting typically lovely production in 2016 and boasts a .301/.375/.542 triple-slash with 18 homers and 51 RBI across 299 at-bats. He has homered in back-to-back games, driving in three runs in each of those contests.
Jun 29 - 5:02 PM

Jonathan Papelbon (intercostal) is scheduled to pitch in back-to-back games for Double-A Harrisburg on Friday and Saturday.

Papelbon tossed a problem-free 30-pitch simulated game on Wednesday. Assuming his appearances with Harrisburg go smoothly, he could be activated as early as Sunday. The veteran closer has been on the disabled list since June 14 with a right intercostal strain. Until Paps is ready to return, Shawn Kelley will keep the ninth-inning warm for him.
Jun 29 - 4:55 PM

Adeiny Hechavarria went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

Hechavarria flew around the bases for his RBI triple off Daniel Norris in the second inning. Ichiro would subsequently drive him home with a single, but the Marlins would score just once more in the game as they fell by a score of 10-3. The 27-year-old shortstop owns a .243/.276/.340 triple-slash to pair with eight doubles, three homers and 24 RBI across 259 at-bats. He doesn't make for much of a fantasy option, even in deeper NL-only formats.
Jun 29 - 4:48 PM

Joc Pederson (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.

Pederson was diagnosed with a bruised AC joint in the right shoulder after he ran into the wall while tracking down -- and catching -- a long Chris Carter fly on Tuesday. He did not sustain any broken bones in the collision, but nobody can blame manager Dave Roberts for giving him a day off or two. Trayce Thompson will man center and bat sixth in Wednesday's game.
Jun 29 - 4:42 PM

Daniel Norris pitched relatively well in Wednesday's win over the Marlins, striking out eight and allowing two runs over five innings.

Norris did allow eight hits, but mostly managed to keep the scoreboard clean. Both runs on his line came home in the second inning, when Adeiny Hechavarria notched an RBI triple and Ichiro came through with an RBI single. This was Norris' second consecutive start and in that space, he has allowed five runs on 14 hits over 10 innings. It remains to be seen whether the Tigers toss him another start, but the 23-year-old southpaw did nothing to diminish his chances on Wednesday.
Jun 29 - 4:31 PM

Tom Koehler proved ineffective in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers, yielding five runs on eight hits over three innings.

Koehler turned 30 on Wednesday, but this was not the happiest of birthday outings. The Tigers pounced on him for four runs in the first inning and an additional run in the second. He struck out just two and walked one on the afternoon. For the season, Koehler holds a 4.45 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 73/47 K/BB ratio over 87 innings. He will ring in the Fourth of July with a road start against the Mets next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 29 - 4:29 PM

Curtis Granderson (calf) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

Granderson was lifted from Tuesday's game after a rain delay due to what manager Terry Collins termed a "small" calf strain. This has been an injury that has nagged Granderson in recent days -- it also forced him out of the lineup on Sunday -- but he is penciled into Wednesday's lineup as the leadoff hitter.
Jun 29 - 4:27 PM

Billy Hamilton has been placed under the concussion protocol after being hit in the head with a fly ball on Wednesday.

Hamilton was hit on the left side of the face by an Anthony Rizzo fly ball while attempting to chase it down along with outfielder Adam Duvall. After the ball hit Hamilton, it resulted in an inside-the-park homer. Manager Bryan Price spoke to his current standing in the concussion protocol. "He [has] done some concussion protocol things that haven’t shown anything. It [is] something that has to be followed up on." A trip to the 7-day concussion disabled list is in play at this point.
Jun 29 - 4:20 PM

Kyle Hendricks allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a 9-2 win over the Reds on Wednesday.

Both runs scored in the fourth inning, including a solo homer from Adam Duvall. Hendricks threw a career-high 117 pitches in the victory while striking out five and walking a pair. And while this doesn't matter to fantasy owners, he also dropped down a nice squeeze bunt to score a run. The 26-year-old now sits at 6-6 with a 2.76 ERA. He’ll face the Reds again next time out, but this time at home in Chicago.
Jun 29 - 4:13 PM

Cody Reed was tagged for seven runs over four innings in a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

Reed gave up nine hits, including three home runs. One of them was an inside-the-parker after Billy Hamilton was hit in the face by a fly ball. It was a tough matchup, so we’re willing to give him a bit of a mulligan. Unfortunately, he gets the Cubs again next time out, so fantasy owners can steer clear for now.
Jun 29 - 4:12 PM

Anthony Rizzo had a three-run, inside-the-park homer in Wednesday’s win over the Reds.

With two runners on in the first inning, Rizzo hit a ball to left-center field which appeared to deflect off Adam Duvall’s glove and hit Billy Hamilton in the face/head. The ball then bounced to the wall, which allowed all three runs to score. It was the first inside-the-parker of Rizzo’s career. The 26-year-old has been red-hot this month and is hitting .284/.407/.576 with 19 homers and 58 RBI on the year.
Jun 29 - 4:12 PM

Curtis Granderson (calf) will take part in pregame exercises to determine whether he can play in Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

Granderson had trouble loosening up after a rain delay in Tuesday's game. He was pulled from the lineup following the delay and Mets manager Terry Collins later said that the veteran outfielder has a "small" calf strain. That right calf will be wrapped pregame as Granderson tests his availability for Wednesday. While he would be facing off with Max Scherzer should he be able to play, the Grandy Man is 8-for-24 (.333) with two homers and three doubles against the ace for his career.
Jun 29 - 4:11 PM

Addison Russell slugged a solo homer against the Reds on Wednesday.

Russell finished the afternoon 1-for-3 with a walk. With a .236/.331/.388 batting line, the 22-year-old hasn’t taken the leap forward many fantasy owners were hoping for this season, but he’s up to eight homers and 41 RBI through 72 games. He’s obviously in a great spot to continue to amass fantasy value.
Jun 29 - 4:11 PM

Adam Duvall his his National League-leading 22nd homer Wednesday against the Cubs.

It was a solo shot against Kyle Hendricks in the fourth inning. Duvall finished the afternoon 2-for-3 with a rare walk. He’s hitting .254 with a .291 on-base percentage, but the power has made him one of the biggest surprises in fantasy leagues during the first half of the season.
Jun 29 - 4:11 PM

Juan Uribe is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Braves.

Jose Ramirez will start at third base and bat fifth against right-hander Jose De La Cruz. Rajai Davis will play left field while Tyler Naquin is in center field.
Jun 29 - 3:59 PM



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