Player Notes

  • Opens scoring with moonshot
    Soler went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Soler's 478-foot blast on the fourth pitch of the game was the longest homer in the majors this season. It was his first long ball since July 2. The designated hitter is working through a down year in power -- he's at 11 homers and a .400 slugging percentage while batting .225 with 34 RBI, 49 runs scored and 20 doubles over 85 contests this season. Rotowire.com 4 minutes ago
  • Logs steal Sunday
    Cowser went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Cowser has started all three games coming out of the All-Star break, going 4-for-11 with a homer and two steals. The outfielder has provided modest speed this year, going 7-for-9 on stolen base attempts in a part-time role. He's added a .225/.313/.431 slash line, 13 long balls, 36 RBI, 35 runs scored, 14 doubles and a triple through 304 plate appearances. Cowser continues to split his time between left field and center field, resulting in smaller roles for Austin Hays and Cedric Mullins, though Heston Kjerstad is also back in the mix for outfield playing time following his return from a concussion. Rotowire.com 9 minutes ago
  • Homers in loss
    Santander went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: The eighth-inning blast extended his hitting streak to eight games. In that span, he's gone 11-for-32 (.344) with four homers and nine RBI. Santander is on pace for a career year in power -- his 27 homers this season put him one shy of matching last year's total and six back of his career-best mark from 2022. He's added 66 RBI, 52 runs scored, 16 doubles, two triples, one stolen base and a .242/.307/.524 slash line over 94 contests. Rotowire.com 13 minutes ago
  • Adds another steal
    Siani went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 6-2 win over Atlanta.

    Advice: Siani has opened the second half 4-for-10 with three steals and five strikeouts over three games. The outfielder is better known as a defensive ace, but if he can get his bat going, he offers some appeal as a speed threat in deeper fantasy formats. Siani is slashing .235/.273/.309 with two home runs, 13 thefts, 14 RBI and 30 runs scored through 225 plate appearances. Rotowire.com 15 minutes ago
  • Goes yard Sunday
    Nootbaar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's 6-2 win over Atlanta.

    Advice: This was Nootbaar's second homer in 10 games since he returned from an oblique injury. The outfielder is batting .256 and slugging .462 in that span while posting a 2:8 BB:K. For the season, he's at a .239/.328/.417 slash line with seven homers, 21 RBI, 18 runs scored and four stolen bases through 205 plate appearances. Rotowire.com 17 minutes ago
  • Smacks homer in Sunday's win
    Contreras went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 6-2 win over Atlanta.

    Advice: Contreras also struck out three times, his first game with multiple strikeouts since July 10. The catcher is hitting .317 (19-for-60) with five homers and 13 RBI over 16 contests this month. For the season, he's up to 11 long balls, 26 RBI, 33 runs scored, 13 doubles, three stolen bases and a .279/.402/.521 slash line across 229 plate appearances. While his strikeout rate is 27.1 percent -- the second-highest mark of his career -- he's offset it with a personal-best 14.8 percent walk rate. Rotowire.com 19 minutes ago
  • Homers in Sunday's win
    Burleson went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Sunday's 6-2 win over Atlanta.

    Advice: Burleson finished the three-game series in Atlanta 6-for-14 (.429) with six RBI. He's posted four multi-hit efforts over his last six contests and has logged at least one RBI in each of those games. Overall, he's slashing .294/.324/.500 with 18 homers, 59 RBI, 43 runs scored and seven stolen bases through 353 plate appearances. Rotowire.com 22 minutes ago
  • Collects 10th hold
    Fernandez struck out one in a perfect inning to earn a hold in Sunday's 6-2 win over Atlanta.

    Advice: Fernandez was limited to a low-leverage role early in the campaign, but he's worked his way into the setup mix. He has 10 holds this season, nine of which he's earned since June 13. In that span, he's posted a 16:9 K:BB and 1.40 ERA over 19.1 innings. Fernandez is at a 2.17 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 45:18 K:BB through 45.2 innings, and he's added a save and a blown save through 38 appearances. Rotowire.com 25 minutes ago
  • Set to be discharged Monday
    Rays manager Kevin Cash said that Pepiot (knee) is expected to be released from a New York City hospital Monday and will fly back to Florida to continue receiving treatment, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Advice: Pepiot landed on the 15-day injured list Sunday with an infection in his left knee, but Cash added Monday that while the hurler has some residual soreness, he's walking and moving around fine. The right-hander will be eligible for activation Aug. 3 and looks to have a shot to be back by that date or shortly thereafter. Rotowire.com 45 minutes ago