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  • Robbie Erlin (elbow) could play catch Sunday
    Robbie Erlin (elbow) could play catch on Sunday.

    Advice: Erlin was shut down last week after feeling some soreness in his elbow. He's not close to a return, and with Cesar Vargas pitching well the Padres can afford to take their time with the left-hander. Rotoworld.com 43 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
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  • Adam Morgan showing better velocity
    Adam Morgan's average fastball was clocked at 90.8 mph during Friday's start against the Indians.

    Advice: That's up almost a full two mph from last season. Morgan is now two years removed from shoulder surgery and it appears he's beginning to regain his old velocity. "Everything is good, and that's what I'm excited about. Everything has been progressing phenomenally," Morgan said. "It's a good sign, for sure. I'm feeling good, and it gives me confidence." Morgan's upside still isn't all that high even with the better velocity, but he could carve out some NL-only value. Rotoworld.com 47 minutes ago
  • Lamb (back) went eight in last rehab start
    John Lamb (back) allowed two runs over eight innings in his last rehab start with Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Lamb hadn't gone more than three frames and was blasted for 12 runs in his first two rehab starts, so his last outing was quite a step up. He's slated to make his fourth rehab start for Louisville on Monday, although with Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) now injured and Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) having a setback, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Lamb rejoin the Reds' rotation for his next outing instead. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:25 am
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  • Michael Foltynewicz won't start on Monday
    The Braves could choose to skip their fifth starter until May 9 following Saturday's rainout.

    Advice: Michael Foltynewicz had been set to replace Bud Norris in the rotation on Monday, but the club will now just push Julio Teheran and Matt Wisler back a day following the rainout. It's bad luck for Foltynewicz, although he should get his shot soon enough. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:51 am
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  • Ventura shelled in loss to the Royals
    Yordano Ventura only lasted four innings in Saturday's loss to the Mariners, giving up five runs on three hits and a whopping six walks.

    Advice: Ventura seemingly walked the world on Saturday. He set the tone for the night when he issued back-to-back walks with two outs to Nelson Cruz and Adam Lind in the first inning, a self-inflicted mess that was immediately followed up with a three-run bomb from Kyle Seager. That was all the Mariners needed. This actually was the second six-walk outing of the year for Ventura, who now owns a 22/20 K/BB ratio. Still, his ERA only sits at 3.67 and this was the first time he allowed more than two runs in a start. It's far too early to be jumping ship, even if his walk rate is becoming untenable. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Miley throws complete-game shutout vs Royals
    Wade Miley dazzled the home crowd with a complete-game shutout against the Royals on Saturday night, allowing just five hits and walking no one.

    Advice: The lefty entered the game having allowed 18 earned runs in 23 innings through his first four starts, but he was brilliant on Saturday night. He didn't allow a Royals batter to reach second base after the third inning, and he retired the last eight batters that he faced. He lowered his ERA to 5.06 on the year. Miley now has two wins in a row and will take that winning streak on the road to Houston for his next scheduled start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Stripling rocked for five runs in loss to SD
    Ross Stripling couldn't escape the fifth inning in Saturday's loss to the Padres, getting rocked for five runs on seven hits and two walks in just 4 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Stripling announced himself to the baseball world with a near no-hitter in his major-league debut. Since then, he's allowed 12 earned runs in 19 2/3 innings (5.49 ERA) and has lost back-to-back games. The right-hander has done a nice job limiting the home runs, but the Padres combined for four doubles on Saturday, which did more than enough damage. He'll have a tough matchup against the Blue Jays in his next scheduled start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Rea allows two runs over six innings in win
    Colin Rea picked up a quality start and his second win of the season on Saturday versus the Dodgers, allowing two runs in six innings.

    Advice: This is realistically what Rea can be at the big-league level, a guy who throws strikes, eats innings and collects quality starts. He'll struggle when he falls behind in counts -- like he did to Chase Utley in the third inning -- but he always seems to be just effective enough. The right-hander has allowed more than three runs in just one outing this year and now owns a 4.61 ERA in 27.1 innings with an unimpressive 22/13 K/BB ratio. He'll next get the red-hot Mets at home. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Greinke strikes out eight in no-decision
    Zack Greinke threw seven strong innings against the Rockies on Saturday night, striking out eight and surrendering just two runs in a no-decision.

    Advice: Greinke has had a roller-coaster start to his Diamondbacks career, but threw the ball well against a tough opponent. He probably feels hard done by his second run allowed, too, as it came on a jam-shot blooper with two outs in the third. Still, he has 32 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings this year and will likely see his 5.50 ERA drop closer to his 3.74 FIP as the season progresses. The right-hander has a wonderful matchup looming against the woeful Braves on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Rusin goes five scoreless in his first start
    Chris Rusin baffled the Diamondbacks in Saturday's victory, tossing five scoreless innings on just one hit, while striking out six.

    Advice: Rusin was lifted after five innings, as it was only his first start of the year and he’s not yet stretched out, but he was very good in a difficult ballpark. The lefty had a 77.8 percent ground-ball rate and struck out more than a batter per inning. Yeah, he walked three, but getting out of Arizona with only one hit allowed is a job well done -- especially when the other option was trotting Jordan Lyles out for another start. Rusin still isn’t worth picking up in fantasy leagues, even with the strong showing. He has a 1.69 ERA in 16 innings and will face the Giants on the road, if he continues to get the ball every fifth day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Phelps picks up first save in win vs Brewers
    David Phelps got the closing nod with A.J. Ramos unavailable in Saturday's 7-5 win over the Brewers and navigated an uneventful inning to pick up his first save since 2014.

    Advice: Phelps has been a high-leverage reliever for the Marlins, so it's not surprising to see him get the opportunity to close over Kyle Barraclough. The right-hander rewarded manager Don Mattingly's trust with a perfect ninth inning. As with many former starters who transition to the bullpen, he's seen his velocity and strikeout rates spike. The 29-year-old has 16 strikeouts in 15 innings and now owns a 1.20 ERA. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:41 pm
  • Iglesias (shoulder) scratched from Sunday's start
    Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) has been scratched from Sunday's start against the Pirates.

    Advice: The Reds weren't taking any chances after Iglesias said he felt a "pinch" in his throwing shoulder on Friday. The Reds will call up Tim Adleman from Triple-A Louisville to start in his place. For now it looks like Iglesias will only have to miss one start, but we wouldn't totally rule out a trip to the disabled list. He's been dealing with shoulder issues on and off since September. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:39 pm
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  • Latos yields 11 hits, four runs against O's
    Mat Latos allowed 11 hits and four runs over five innings in Saturday's no-decision against the Orioles.

    Advice: Things could have been much worse for the right-hander, as both of the home runs he allowed came without men on base. It has been something of a high-wire act for Latos to this point, as he's got a 1.84 ERA and 1.09 WHIP despite not striking out many batters. Strikeouts aren't everything, of course, but relying on batted ball luck will only get you so far. We'll see if Saturday's start was an aberration or a sign of things to come when Latos meets up with the Twins on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:21 pm
  • Anderson gets lit up for six against Marlins
    Chase Anderson got lit up once again in Saturday’s loss to the Marlins, giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits and four walks in just 4 1/3 innings.

    Advice: After 11 scoreless innings to begin the 2016 campaign, Anderson has imploded for 15 earned runs in 13 1/3 innings, resulting in three-consecutive losses. The most concerning part of his tailspin has been the six homers allowed -- three of which came on Saturday night. The right-hander now owns a 5.55 ERA on the year, and his 5.96 FIP suggests that it’s truly been as bad as it seems. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:15 pm
  • Gausman allows three runs against White Sox
    Kevin Gausman gave up three runs -- two earned -- over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the White Sox.

    Advice: The right-hander was largely good, surrendering just four hits and a walk while striking out three, but his bullpen couldn't hold on to get Gausman his first win. He's been strong in both of his starts since coming off the disabled list, owning a 2.45 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in those starts. He'll seek that elusive first win Friday against the A's. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 pm
  • Bauer allows three runs in first start of '16
    Trevor Bauer allowed three runs over four innings in Saturday's start against the Phillies.

    Advice: Making his first start of the season after spending the first few weeks in the bullpen, Bauer was pedestrian against an even more pedestrian Phillies lineup. He allowed five hits, including a Freddy Galvis two-run homer, and walked two while striking out four. Bauer has an unsightly 5.28 ERA and 1.63 WHIP this season with 18 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings, but with Carlos Carrasco sidelined for at least the next month Bauer will likely remain in the Indians' rotation. He'll look for a better showing Friday against the Royals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:20 pm
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) tosses another bullpen
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (groin, shoulder) threw a 40-45 pitch bullpen session on Saturday.

    Advice: He was joined by Brandon McCarthy (elbow), who threw 50-60 pitches over three sessions. Ryu mixed in all of his pitches over two sessions. The plan is for him to throw one more bullpen session before advancing to facing live hitters. There's no timetable for Ryu's return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:16 pm
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Carlos Martinez facing civil lawsuit in Florida
    Carlos Martinez was given permission to leave the team Friday to deal with a civil lawsuit he's facing in South Florida.

    Advice: The issue was brought to the Cardinals' attention on Thursday and Martinez was given permission to leave shortly after. Martinez is already back with the club but based on the allegations made, this could be something that falls under the league's new domestic violence policy. As of now, the league has not contacted the Cardinals about any pending disciplinary action. Martinez will start as planned Sunday against the Nationals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:17 pm
  • Mets win 8th straight as deGrom improves to 3-0
    Jacob deGrom survived a hectic third inning to pick up his third win of the season Saturday against the Giants.

    Advice: He scattered two hits and three runs (all unearned) over six innings of work. DeGrom didn’t allow a walk in his first two starts but he handed out four free passes Saturday including one with the bases loaded. His fastball touched 95 mph at one point but mostly sat in the low 90s. DeGrom unraveled in the third after a throwing error by Wilmer Flores but he buckled down and threw zeros the rest of the way. It was a trying month for deGrom both personally and physically, but he still managed to go undefeated with a 1.02 ERA in three starts. The long-haired right-hander will go to work again Thursday in San Diego. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:41 pm
  • Moscot (shoulder) still on track for Tuesday
    Jon Moscot (shoulder) said he felt "all right" after throwing on Saturday.

    Advice: It's not a ringing endorsement but for now, Moscot is still expected to make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Giants. Moscot has been dealing with soreness related to scar tissue in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. It's been a rough month for Reds starting pitchers as Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) and Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) are also battling injuries. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:32 pm
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  • Raisel Iglesias felt 'pinch' in his right shoulder
    Raisel Iglesias is in danger of missing Sunday's start against the Pirates with a right shoulder injury.

    Advice: Iglesias said he felt a "pinch" on Friday and was examined by team doctors. This could be a recurrence of the shoulder fatigue that plagued him late last season. Louisville right-hander Tim Adleman was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday in case the Reds need him to fill in on Sunday. Iglesias' first five starts have yielded mixed results. His 3.49 ERA is impressive but opponents are hitting .296 against him with four homers in 115 at-bats. Fantasy owners should prepare to be without him on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:18 pm
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  • Joe Ross pitches well in win over Cardinals
    Joe Ross pitched well in Saturday's victory over the Cardinals, scattering six hits and two walks over six innings of one-run ball.

    Advice: The right-hander punched out four on the afternoon. The only blemish on his day was a sacrifice fly by Matt Carpenter in the fifth inning. Ross has been simply outstanding in the early going, compiling a 3-0 record, 0.79 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 14/7 K/BB ratio over 22 2/3 innings. He'll look to extend his dominance when he does battle against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:25 pm
  • Alex Wood strikes out nine Padres
    Alex Wood struck out nine while allowing one run in seven innings Friday against the Padres.

    Advice: Wood brought his ERA down from 6.00 to 4.82 tonight. It surely helped some that he was facing the Padres, but he was due for an outing like this anyway. His velocity is better than it was last year, and his curve remains a fine weapon. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:32 pm
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  • Robbie Ray gives up five runs to Rockies
    Robbie Ray was tagged for five runs and four homers in four-plus innings by the Rockies on Friday.

    Advice: It could have been worse, considering that Ray gave up two walks and three more hits in addition to the four homers. Ray hadn't allowed a single homer through four starts this year and he gave up just nine in 127 2/3 innings last season, so tonight was certainly something of a fluke. Still, he's more of a streamer/spot-starter in mixed leagues than an every-week option. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:20 pm
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  • Kris Medlen allows one run in loss
    Kris Medlen lost despite holding the Mariners to one run and one hit in 5 1/3 innings on Friday.

    Advice: The one hit was a Seth Smith homer, dooming Medlen to a loss in a 1-0 game. The right-hander also walked five batters, which shortened his night but didn't lead to any additional runs. He's still on shaky ground in the Royals' rotation, but tonight's performance should help his cause a bit. He's 1-2 with a 4.87 ERA. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:09 pm
  • Strasburg strikes out nine in win over Cards
    Stephen Strasburg gave up two runs over seven innings and struck out nine in a 5-4 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: Strasburg gave up both runs in the first inning, but really settled down from there. He walked just one batter and notched seven strikeouts in the span of eight batters at one point. After finishing last season strong, the impending free agent is 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 40/8 K/BB ratio in 36 innings through his first five starts this season. He’ll attempt to keep it going next week against the Royals on the road. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:16 pm
  • Morgan goes five innings in no-decision
    Adam Morgan allowed three runs over five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Indians.

    Advice: He struck out a career-high seven batters and walked just one. Morgan, who was called up this week to replace the injured Charlie Morton, held the Indians scoreless before giving up an RBI single to Rajai Davis and a two-run homer to Jason Kipnis in his final inning of work. While things fell apart for him in the end, the Phillies have to be happy with what they saw. Morgan could carve out some NL-only value in Philadelphia’s rotation. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:56 pm
  • Jon Moscot (shoulder) to make next start
    Jon Moscot (shoulder) is expected to make his next start.

    Advice: Moscot had some soreness in his surgically-repaired left (non-throwing) shoulder on Wednesday in his last outing, but there's apparently no cause for concern. He's scheduled to face the Giants next week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:02 pm
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  • Michael Foltynewicz likely to start Monday
    Michael Foltynewicz is expected to start for the Braves on Monday versus the Mets.

    Advice: He's expected to take the rotation spot of Bud Norris, who is headed to the bullpen. Tyrell Jenkins was also mentioned as a possibility to take Norris' spot, but it appears the duty will fall to Foltynewicz. The hard-throwing right-hander holds a 2.05 ERA and 20/14 K/BB ratio across 22 frames for Triple-A Gwinnett this season. He'll likely provide strikeouts but not much else for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:33 am
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  • Adam Morgan recalled from Triple-A
    Phillies recalled LHP Adam Morgan from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Morgan will start on Friday against Cleveland, taking the rotation spot of Charlie Morton (hamstring). The left-hander held a 3.57 ERA in his first three starts for Lehigh Valley but isn't a strong fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:17 am
  • Moscot gives up four runs in just five frames
    Jon Moscot went five innings against the Mets on Wednesday, giving up three runs (one earned) on four hits and four walks.

    Advice: Moscot did his best to make up for suspect defensive work before leaving with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. The Reds’ defense committed three errors, which probably should’ve resulted in more runs than it did considering the fact that Moscot allowed eight baserunners on his own. Still, he finished with just one run credited to him. Before worrying about him in fantasy leagues, though, remember that he has more earned runs (7) and walks (9) than strikeouts, as well as a potential left (non-throwing) shoulder injury. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:57 pm
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  • Jon Moscot undergoes X-ray on shoulder
    Jon Moscot underwent an X-ray on his surgically-repaired non-throwing shoulder.

    Advice: Per MLB.com's Mark Sheldon, the Reds are hoping that this is just scar tissue breaking up in Moscot's shoulder rather than something more serious. The 24-year-old right-hander underwent season-ending surgery on his left shoulder last June. In his first two starts this season, Moscot had allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits over 10 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:39 pm
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  • Erlin (elbow) being backed off his rehab
    Robbie Erlin (elbow) is being backed off his rehab.

    Advice: It's not clear if he's had a big setback. The hope is he can resume throwing this weekend in Los Angeles. Erlin was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 21 with a left elbow strain and has no clear timetable for returning to the Padres' active roster. It could be a while. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:44 am
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  • Carlos Martinez shuts out D-Backs over 8 IP
    Carlos Martinez pitched a beautiful game in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Diamondbacks, allowing just three hits over eight shutout innings.

    Advice: Martinez might have struck out a modest four batters, but everything else about Tuesday's win was close to perfection. He walked just one batter over his eight innings of work, eventually taking a graceful exit after throwing 105 pitches. With the win, the 24-year-old right-hander improved to 4-0 with a strong 1.93 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 20/8 K/BB ratio across 28 innings. Martinez will open May at home against the Nationals in his next scheduled start. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:42 pm
  • Ryu (groin, shoulder) throws bullpen session
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (groin, shoulder) threw a successful 30-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ryu had to take some time off from his shoulder rehab when he suffered a groin strain in mid-April, but he's back at it now. The left-hander has no official recovery timetable, but if he's able to avoid further setbacks he could conceivably become an option for the Dodgers' rotation in late May. Brandon McCarthy (elbow) also threw a bullpen session on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:16 pm
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Ross (blister) is expected to make next start
    Joe Ross (blister) will take his next turn in the Nationals' rotation on Saturday in St. Louis.

    Advice: Ross had to exit his start last Wednesday after two innings when a blister opened up on his right middle finger and the Nationals scratched him from his turn Tuesday night against the Phillies, but he says the blister has already healed. "It’s feeling good. I think I could throw today," Ross told MASN on Tuesday. "They decided to skip me and give me some more rest. I don’t think they want me to re-aggravate my finger or anything like that." Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:56 pm
  • Phillies expected to call up Adam Morgan
    Adam Morgan was scratched from his scheduled outing Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: The Phillies are expected to promote Morgan so he can start Friday's game against Cleveland. He could draw a handful of starts while Charlie Morton works his way back from a hamstring injury. Morgan has posted a 3.57 ERA in his first three starts for Lehigh Valley. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:05 pm
  • Zack Greinke gives up seven runs, wins anyway
    Zack Greinke won despite giving up seven runs and 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings Monday against the Cardinals

    Advice: It's the first time this year that a starting pitcher has given up seven runs and won and the first time Greinke has done it in his career (he had two wins with six runs allowed). Greinke has allowed seven runs twice this year after never doing so in 2015. He's allowed four or more runs three times after doing so just twice last season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:01 pm
  • Ross Stripling takes first loss
    Ross Stripling took his first loss after allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Stripling shouldn't have been in there to start the sixth after giving up single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, but Dave Roberts stuck with him and let him allow two more hits and another run. Stripling ended up allowing eight hits, walking three and striking out three on the night. He gave up his first career homer to Giancarlo Stanton in the fourth inning. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:19 pm
  • Iglesias gives up three runs vs. Mets
    Raisel Iglesias allowed three runs over five innings Monday in a no-decision against the Mets.

    Advice: All the damage came on the home run ball, as he gave up a solo shot to Michael Conforto in the first inning before allowing a two-run homer to Lucas Duda in the third. He gave up eight hits and two walks in all, so things could have been worse. Iglesias struck out seven in the no-decision. He has a 3.49 ERA and 29/7 K/BB ratio in 28 1/3 innings through five starts this season. He’ll get the Pirates next. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:58 pm
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  • Kevin Gausman pitches well in season debut
    Kevin Gausman pitched well in his season debut Monday, striking out seven over five frames of one-run ball in a loss to the Rays.

    Advice: He was out-dueled by Chris Archer, but it was an encouraging showing for Gausman, who was hitting the upper-90s regularly with his heater while flashing a nasty slider. The young righty did need 91 pitches to get through five innings, so he'll need to improve his efficiency. Gausman gets the White Sox this weekend. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:45 pm
  • Erlin (elbow) resumes playing catch
    Robbie Erlin (elbow) played catch Sunday.

    Advice: Erlin was placed on the disabled list last week with a left elbow strain. He's traveling with the team for now and it's unclear when he'll be ready for a minor league rehab assignment. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:07 pm
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  • Ryu (groin, shoulder) to throw bullpen Tue.
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (groin, shoulder) will throw 20-25 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday.

    Advice: Ryu, who is making his way back from shoulder surgery, was scratched from a bullpen session earlier this month due to a strained groin. He's feeling better now, but he's still a ways off from pitching for the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:11 pm
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    1:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Bauer to take Carrasco's spot in rotation
    Trevor Bauer will replace the injured Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) in the Indians' rotation.

    Advice: It was the logical move after Bauer allowed two runs on four hits and one walk in 3 1/3 innings in relief of Carrasco on Sunday against the Tigers. However, it's unclear when Bauer will make his first start. The 25-year-old has yet to live up to his potential in the majors, but his strikeout upside should have him on the radar in deeper fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:48 pm
  • O's activate RHP Gausman for season debut
    Orioles activated RHP Kevin Gausman from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Gausman was forced to begin the year on the disabled list due to right shoulder tendinitis, but he's ready to make his season debut Monday against the Rays. The 25-year-old has shown flashes of brilliance in the past and possesses breakout potential in 2016. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:09 pm
  • Chris Rusin to start Friday vs. D-Backs
    Chris Rusin will start Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He'll take Jordan Lyles' spot in the rotation. Rusin has pitched out of the bullpen so far this season, but he was a starter most of last season while putting up a 5.33 ERA and 86/41 K/BB ratio over 131 2/3 innings. He's not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:25 pm
  • Robbie Ray hit hard in no-decision on Sunday
    Robbie Ray was hit hard in a no-decision against the Pirates on Sunday, surrendering five runs (four earned) on eight hits over three-plus innings.

    Advice: On the plus side, Ray did manage to rack up five strikeouts while walking just two on the afternoon. He cruised through the first two innings unscathed before allowing three runs in the third and another pair before he was chased in the fourth. Ray will carry a 3.38 ERA and troublesome 1.59 WHIP into Friday's start against the Rockies. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 6:41 pm
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  • Alex Wood knocked around at Coors Field
    Alex Wood was knocked around in a no-decision at Coors Field on Sunday, surrendering five runs on six hits over his five-plus innings.

    Advice: Wood also issued three walks while punching out five on the afternoon. He actually departed in line for his second victory of the season, though his bullpen was unable to hold on. He'll look to improve upon a troublesome 6.00 ERA and 1.76 WHIP when he takes on the Padres at home on Friday. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 5:18 pm
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  • Colin Rea allows three runs vs. Cardinals
    Colin Rea gave up three runs -- two earned -- over five innings Sunday in the Padres' loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Rea walked Cardinals leadoff man Matt Carpenter to open the game and would yield two earned runs in the opening frame. In the top of the fourth, he served up a triple to Jedd Gyorko and an RBI single to opposing pitcher Mike Leake. Rea will carry a 5.06 ERA and 1.69 WHIP into his next start on the road versus the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 5:04 pm
  • Strasburg whiffs 10 in no-decision vs. Twins
    Despite 10 strikeouts, Stephen Strasburg was undone by one mistake in a no-decision against the Twins in Sunday's 6-5, 16-inning marathon win, serving up a three-run home run to Brian Dozier in the eighth inning.

    Advice: Strasburg looked like a world-beater for most of his time on the mound Sunday, scattering seven hits while striking out 10. He did not walk a batter. Alas, even the best laid plans of mice and men oft fall apart. Such was the case for the ace in the eighth inning, when Brian Dozier launched a three-run homer to boost the Twins to a 4-1 lead. The Nats would score two runs in the bottom of the frame to set the stage for a dramatic pinch-hit solo homer by Bryce Harper in the ninth inning. They would ultimately win 6-5 in the 16th inning, with Strasburg long out of the picture for a decision. Through four starts, Strasburg holds a 2.17 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 31/7 K/BB ratio in 29 innings. In what figures to be a fun series, Strasburg will take to the road to face the Cardinals in his next start. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 4:40 pm
  • Miley pitches into eighth, nets first win
    Wade Miley gave up four earned runs in 7 1/3 innings but picked up his first win of the 2016 season on Sunday afternoon against the Angels.

    Advice: Miley was spotted a big 4-0 lead after the top of the first inning, then gave three of those runs right back in the bottom of the first on an Albert Pujols two-run homer and a Geovany Soto run-scoring double. The left-hander did settle in from there and managed to pitch into the bottom of the eighth inning, when Yunel Escobar launched a one-out solo shot. Miley will take a 7.04 ERA into his next start at home against the Royals. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 3:56 pm
  • Latos improves to 4-0 in win over Rangers
    Mat Latos turned in a nice start in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Rangers, yielding just one run on seven hits over six innings.

    Advice: Latos struck out two and walked two, with only a solo home run by Nomar Mazara in the first inning preventing him from a shutout. After a disappointing 2015 campaign, Latos has been nothing but solid through his first four starts in 2016. He holds a 0.74 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 13/7 K/BB ratio across 24 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old right-hander will try to improve to 5-0 when he takes to the mound in a road showdown with the Orioles in his next scheduled start. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 2:53 pm
  • Ventura goes seven strong, Royals beat O's
    Yordano Ventura limited the Orioles to one run over seven innings Sunday in the Royals' 6-1 win.

    Advice: Ventura cruised right through the Orioles' red-hot batting order, yielding just three hits and two walks while whiffing four. He needed only 96 pitches to make it all the way through the seventh -- a good sign for his off-and-on issues with command. The right-hander stands 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 23 innings this season. He'll try to keep it all working next time out in Seattle. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 2:10 pm
  • deGrom stifles Braves into sixth inning
    Jacob deGrom pitched well in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Braves, hurling 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

    Advice: DeGrom was just activated off the family emergency list (his new baby was experiencing a health concern). Returning to the mound on Sunday, he surrendered eight hits while striking out three. He did not walk a batter on the afternoon. The only run to score on his line came in the fifth inning, when he served up an RBI single to Nick Markakis. The 26-year-old right-hander has been limited to just two starts due to a lat injury, but he should be able to settle into something of a groove now that he is past that injury. In 11 2/3 innings, he has allowed two runs. DeGrom will look to continue his nice (if limited) start to the 2016 campaign when he tangos with the Giants in a home outing next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 1:56 pm
  • Bauer touched up for pair of runs in relief
    Replacing the injured Carlos Carrasco in Sunday's win over the Tigers, Trevor Bauer yielded two runs on four hits over 3 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Carrasco was forced to exit stage left with a left hamstring strain after just 2 2/3 innings of work. He would give way to Bauer, who went on to strike out four and walk one. The 25-year-old right-hander posted a strong spring, but the Indians pushed him to the bullpen to start the regular season. In 11 1/3 innings (six appearances) he holds a 4.76 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 14/5 K/BB ratio. Depending on how long Carrasco's hamstring injury keeps him from pitching, Bauer could be in play for a few starts. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 1:39 pm
  • Joe Ross (blister) to have start skipped
    Joe Ross (blister) will not make his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Ross exited an outing last Wednesday with a blister on his right middle finger, and it's apparently not healed yet. He'll have his turn skipped but will avoid the disabled list for now. Max Scherzer will move up to start on regular rest Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 10:32 am
  • Jacob deGrom activated for Sunday start
    Mets activated RHP Jacob deGrom from the family emergency leave list.

    Advice: DeGrom has been away for a bit with his new baby dealing with a health issue, and he's also had a sore lat recently. The good news is his child is fine, and hopefully the lat problem is in the rear view mirror, as well. DeGrom will start on Sunday versus the Braves. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 5:52 am
  • Medlen ambushed by Orioles for seven runs
    Kris Medlen allowed seven runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Orioles on Saturday.

    Advice: Medlen actually got through a fairly harmless first inning without incident, making the subsequent innings all the more surprising. He allowed runs in each of the next three, with two of the seven scoring after he'd been removed in the fourth. Medlen walked three while striking out two in the abbreviated start. It was his first clunker in three starts, raising his ERA to 6.00, and he'll look to get back on the horse Friday at the Mariners. Rotoworld.com Apr 23, 8:35 pm
  • Anderson gets shelled in loss to Phillies
    Chase Anderson was shelled for the second-consecutive outing, giving up six runs, eight hits and four walks in just four innings in a loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

    Advice: Anderson seemingly battled every hitter, working deep into counts, but he didn’t have a put-away pitch all night. The right-hander got dinked and dunked to death in the third inning and probably didn’t deserve the final stat line; however, that will happen on occasion when a guy can’t miss bats with two strikes. The three-run homer to Maikel Franco was a no-doubter, though. Anderson’s ERA jumped to 4.50. He has now surrendered 10 earned runs in his last nine innings of work. Rotoworld.com Apr 23, 8:22 pm
  • Moscot gives up four runs in messy outing
    Jon Moscot tiptoed around three hits and four walks, somehow only surrendering four runs (three earned) in five innings on Friday night against the Cubs.

    Advice: Moscot was shaky with his command on Friday. Things could’ve gotten completely out of hand in the fourth inning because after he gave up a solo homer to Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs had already plated a pair and had runners at second and third with just an out. Moscot managed to wiggle his way out with only one more run crossing the plate. Still, his struggles showed his thin margin for error at the big-league level. He owns a 5.06 ERA and isn’t relevant in any fantasy format. Rotoworld.com Apr 22, 8:12 pm
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  • Gausman (shoulder) expected to return Monday
    Kevin Gausman (shoulder) is expected to return to the Orioles' rotation Monday against the Rays.

    Advice: Gausman was deemed ready after collecting nine strikeouts in Wednesday's rehab outing for Triple-A Norfolk. He's missed the last few weeks with shoulder tendinitis. Vance Worley will return to the bullpen when Gausman is activated. Rotoworld.com Apr 21, 2:12 pm
  • Robbie Erlin (elbow) headed to the disabled list
    Padres placed LHP Robbie Erlin on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow strain.

    Advice: Leonel Campos was called up from Triple-A El Paso in the corresponding roster move. Erlin looked out of sorts in his last start, allowing six runs and eight hits over six innings Sunday in a loss to Arizona. To this point, Erlin has not undergone an MRI. It's been a nightmare injury month for the Padres, who have already lost Tyson Ross (shoulder), Yangervis Solarte (hamstring) and Cory Spangenberg (quad). Rotoworld.com Apr 21, 1:40 pm
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  • Zack Greinke earns first win for Arizona
    Zack Greinke held the Giants to one run in 6 2/3 innings to win for the first time for the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Greinke struck out seven and walked one to get the victory in his fourth start of the year. He's allowed a total of three runs in 14 innings over his last two starts, dropping his ERA from 9.90 to 5.25. Rotoworld.com Apr 20, 10:31 pm
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