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Ryan Braun is out of the Brewers' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Blue Jays.

Braun has gone 0-for-8 since returning May 21 from his left calf strain. Hernan Perez will start in left field and bat third on Wednesday versus Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman.
May 24 - 9:53 AM

Joc Pederson was diagnosed with a neck strain following Tuesday night's outfield collision with Yasiel Puig.

Pederson also suffered some minor cuts on his forehead when he stumbled head-first into the right-center field wall, but he cleared MLB's concussion protocol and is expected to avoid the disabled list. That's excellent news given the violence of the collision. Pederson and Puig were both laughing in the clubhouse after the Dodgers' 13th-inning walkoff win over the Cardinals.
May 24 - 9:03 AM

Jose Reyes (ribs) went 1-for-5 with a run scored in his return to the Mets' lineup Tuesday.

Reyes was scratched from Sunday's series finale against the Angels due to tightness on the left side of his rib cage. It apparently wasn't anything serious.
May 24 - 8:43 AM

Eric Thames (legs) went 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays.

Thames has been bothered lately by soreness in both of his legs, but it's something he plans to continue playing through. The 30-year-old slugger is batting .309/.437/.662 with 13 home runs, 26 RBI, two stolen bases, and 39 runs scored in 40 games this season for Milwaukee.
May 24 - 8:37 AM

Yasmani Grandal launched his fifth home run of the season in Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

Grandal has been lights out since April 29, going 26-for-64 (.406) with 10 doubles, two homers and 15 RBI to raise his average from a paltry .194 to .298. He has hit safely in five straight and 14 of the past 15 to emerge as a must-start fantasy option across all formats until he starts to cool.
May 24 - 4:11 AM

Logan Forsythe (foot) posted a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the 13th inning in Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

Forsythe was hitless in four at-bats with a walk and four strikeouts before providing the heroics in extras. It was his first game since April 18 due to a fracture in his right big toe. Forsythe will continue to fill in at the hot corner until Justin Turner (hamstring) is ready to return, then he'll move back to his usual spot at second base.
May 24 - 4:04 AM

Clayton Kershaw allowed one earned run, three hits and no walks with 10 strikeouts across nine innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Kershaw had it going on again, but he was matched by Lance Lynn in a pitcher's duel eventually decided in the 13th inning. It was the first time in 10 starts this season that Kershaw hasn't factored into the decision. He has rolled up seven innings or more in four consecutive starts and seven of the past eight.
May 24 - 3:59 AM

Dexter Fowler was hitless in five at-bats with a pair of strikeouts in Tuesday's game at the L.A. Dodgers.

Fowler is hitless over his past 15 at-bats with five strikeouts to drop his average from .238 to .212 just since May 19. He'll look to snap his skid against left-hander Rich Hill and the Dodgers on Wednesday.
May 24 - 3:54 AM

Lance Lynn allowed just one run, two hits and two walks while striking out 10 batters over eight innings in a no-decision Tuesday at the L.A. Dodgers.

Lynn threw 76 of his 123 pitches for strikeouts, matching Clayton Kershaw pitch for pitch in an exciting game from Dodger Stadium. He has posted quality starts in six of the past seven outings, lowering his ERA from 5.23 to 2.53 during the span. He'll look to snap his three-game winless drought when the Cardinals travel to Denver to face the Rockies on Sunday.
May 24 - 3:49 AM

Jed Lowrie finished 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, three runs scored and an RBI in Tuesday's against Miami.

Lowrie has hit safely in five consecutive games, posting nine hits over 21 at-bats (.429) with six runs scored, two doubles, two hits and four RBI. He is slashing .283/.355/.464 as he continues to trend upward again after slumping hard in mid-May.
May 24 - 3:15 AM

Ryon Healy finished 2-for-5 with his eighth home run of the season and three RBI in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

Healy is slashing .260/.294/.450, as he continues to increase his production. He posted an impressive .305 average with 20 homers, 13 homers and 37 RBI across 269 at-bats last season, so he has a ways to go before getting back to those levels. Still, his power potential makes him an intriguing play in most AL-only fantasy formats.
May 24 - 3:09 AM

Justin Bour finished 4-for-5 with a double, solo home run, four runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's win in Oakland.

Bour has hit safely in a season-high six consecutive games, raising his average to his highest mark of the season at .280. He has also driven in at least one run in five straight outings to make him a must-start in deeper mixed leagues while also serving as a mid-tier value in DFS play.
May 24 - 3:02 AM

Giancarlo Stanton finished 3-for-6 with an RBI in Tuesday's game in Oakland.

Stanton has three multi-hit games through the first five outings of the team's west coast road trip. His current .269 is his highest mark since April 29 when he was hitting .274. He'll look to stay hot in Wednesday's series finale against Sonny Gray.
May 24 - 2:57 AM

Dee Gordon finished 3-for-6 with a triple, a run scored, two RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's 11-9 win in Oakland.

Gordon has been a streaky hitter this season, and lately he is riding an impressive wave. He has four consecutive multi-hit games, collecting nine hits across 18 at-bats over the past four outings. He has raised his average from .245 to .271 just since May 18 as a result of the hot run.
May 24 - 2:54 AM

Jose Urena allowed six earned runs, four hits and two walks with three strikeouts over five innings in a win Tuesday in Oakland.

Urena was staked to a 7-1 lead through three innings and he did his best to fritter away the huge cushion. Manager Don Mattingly let him stick around long enough to qualify for the win, but the real heroes in the game were on the Miami offense. Six Marlins recorded two or more hits.
May 24 - 2:51 AM


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