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Hanley Ramirez (side) hopes to play on Friday.

Ramirez tweaked his side when he took a massive hack with the bases loaded in the sixth inning of Wednesday's showdown with the Rays. As the slugger explained it, "Side got really tight. I talked to John [Farrell] and we’re just trying to prevent something big. He told me that we’re not going to put your season on the line. Take care of that and be ready to go Friday." His readiness for game action should become more clear following the Red Sox off day on Thursday.
Jun 29 - 10:01 PM

Khris Davis was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants due to a left shoulder contusion.

Davis ran into the wall during Tuesday's game, which might have been the cause for his late scratch on Wednesday. Coco Crisp shifts over to left from center, with Billy Burns earning the CF start in Crisp's now-vacated place. Davis should be considered day-to-day moving forward.
Jun 29 - 9:02 PM

Khris Davis has been scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants.

At this point, the A's have not offered a reason for Davis' absence. He homered on Tuesday, so whatever is bothering him appears to have cropped up very recently. Expect the team to pass along word of his exact ailment in due time.
Jun 29 - 8:40 PM

Jose Altuve missed the cycle by a home run in Wednesday's 10-4 win over the Angels.

Altuve finished the game 4-for-5 with four runs scored, an RBI triple and a stolen base. Not a bad day at the office. The diminutive second baseman is posting a legitimate MVP-caliber season -- the Astros' recent turnaround will only aid that -- on the strength of a monumental .357/.432/.572 triple-slash with 23 doubles, 13 homers, 46 RBI, 21 steals and 60 runs scored across 311 at-bats. He is on pace to set career-highs in a number of offensive categories.
Jun 29 - 8:11 PM

Jett Bandy went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

Bandy's second-inning homer off Astros starter Dallas Keuchel temporarily knotted the proceedings at 1-1. They would actually take a 2-1 lead later in the frame, but the red-hot Astros came roaring back with another nine runs before the game's conclusion. The 26-year-old Bandy has seen 49 at-bats since being called up to help fill in for Geovany Soto (knee) in mid-May. He is slashing .265/.283/.429 with two homers and 10 RBI in that space. Soto is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Thursday, meaning that Bandy's days with the big league club are probably nearing their end for the time being, though he could conceivably stick on the roster even after Soto returns.
Jun 29 - 7:54 PM

Mark Trumbo homered, doubled and knocked in four runs in the Orioles' 12-6 win over the Padres on Wednesday.

Trumbo leads the majors with 23 homers and is fourth with 60 RBI. Not bad for a guy who was acquired for next to nothing from the Mariners over the winter.
Jun 29 - 7:41 PM

Dallas Keuchel turned in a quality start in Wednesday's win over the Angels, yielding three runs (two earned) on six hits over six innings.

Wednesday's start was fine enough, but Keuchel remains one of the more disappointing players in all of the fantasy landscape. Even in this "fine enough" start, he struck out just four and walked three. For the season, the reigning AL Cy Young winner holds a 5.13 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 93/34 K/BB ratio across 107 innings. A home start against the Mariners shows next on his schedule as he looks to try to drop his ERA back under 5.00.
Jun 29 - 7:40 PM

Yovani Gallardo yielded three runs and three hits in six innings Wednesday against the Padres.

The Orioles have won all three of Gallardo's starts since he came off the disabled list, but he hasn't inspired all that much confidence yet with his 4.40 ERA, 14/9 K/BB ratio and three homers allowed in those outings. He's remains a long shot to turn into an asset in fantasy leagues.
Jun 29 - 7:39 PM

Jered Weaver made the Hindenburg blush with his disaster of a performance in Wednesday's loss to the Astros, surrendering six runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Weaver struck out three and walked four on the afternoon. The Astros scored a run off him in the first and plated a pair in both the third and fifth innings before George Springer finished off the veteran with a solo home run in the sixth. Weaver's 5.51 ERA and 1.48 WHIP tell the story of his season well enough. A road start against the Rays shows next on his schedule.
Jun 29 - 7:34 PM

Jonathan Schoop doubled twice, walked and scored three times Wednesday against the Padres.

Not only is Schoop hitting, but he even has seven walks this month. He had five in the first two months combined. With the Orioles offense red-hot, Schoop has scored 18 runs in his last 11 games.
Jun 29 - 7:34 PM

Sean Doolittle's availability for Wednesday's game against the Giants is uncertain due to shoulder soreness.

Doolittle also dealt with a shoulder injury last season, but he said this new soreness is not in the same area as that. He could even be available to pitch against the Giants, as he is testing his arm in the bullpen to see if his shoulder will allow him to take the mound if necessary.
Jun 29 - 7:33 PM

Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Donaldson connected for a solo home run off Rockies starter Tyler Anderson in the third inning. The dinger was his 18th of the season and pushed his RBI total to 52. In addition to those counting stats, the slugger is slashing a healthy .293/.401/.571 across 294 at-bats. He is as rock-solid as they come in terms of fantasy reliability.
Jun 29 - 7:08 PM

Zach Putnam (elbow) has not resigned himself to surgery yet.

Mutnam is fighting through ulnar neuritis in his right elbow. An eventual surgery could be in the cards, but for the time being, the White Sox and Putnam do not feel they have reached that bridge. At the very least, he shouldn't be expected to contribute to the White Sox bullpen before the All-Star Break.
Jun 29 - 6:59 PM

Mariners placed RHP Nick Vincent on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 27, with a mid-back sprain.

The move paves the way for Wade Miley to return from his own disabled list stint. Vincent had pitched well prior to the injury, turning in a 3.47 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 42/9 K/BB ratio across 36 1/3 innings. An immediate timetable for his return is not yet known.
Jun 29 - 6:52 PM

Mariners activated LHP Wade Miley from the 15-day disabled list.

Miley has been rehabbing from a left shoulder impingement, one that had been nagging him for some time prior to his hitting the disabled list in mid-June. In his 13 pre-injury outings, the 29-year-old southpaw held a 5.28 ERA and 1.38 WHIP. There is no real fantasy intrigue here.
Jun 29 - 6:47 PM



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