• Ruled out through road trip
    Mize (hamstring) has been ruled out through the Tigers' upcoming road trip which ends July 25, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Advice: Mize has been sidelined for all of July with a strained left hamstring. Manager A.J. Hinch said recently that the hope is the hurler will be ready to throw off a mound soon, and the skipper also indicated Mize will need to make at least one rehab start before being activated. Rotowire.com 36 minutes ago
     
  • Kyle Harrison starting Friday against Rockies
    Kyle Harrison will start Friday’s second-half opener against the Rockies.

    Advice: Harrison has allowed five runs on nine hits with a 5/5 K/BB ratio across 8 2/3 innings (two starts) since returning from a nearly one-month stint on the injured list and will take the ball on Friday night at Coors Field to open the second half. Given the extremely challenging matchup, fantasy managers should strongly consider leaving him on the bench outside of extremely deep mixed leagues and NL-only formats. Rotoworld Yesterday, 7:43 pm
  • Ryne Nelson starting Friday against Cubs
    Ryne Nelson will start Friday’s second-half opener against the Cubs.

    Advice: Nelson will take the ball at Wrigley Field to be followed by Zac Gallen and Brandon Pfaadt for the rest of the weekend road series. It’ll be interesting to see whether Arizona sticks with rookie Yilber Diaz for the remainder of the second half, especially with Jordan Montgomery (knee) due back at some point in the near future. Rotoworld Yesterday, 5:35 pm
     
  • Set to start opener versus Cubs
    Nelson will start Arizona's series opener on the road against the Cubs on Friday, Jesse Friedman of GoPHNX.com reports.

    Advice: Nelson will get the ball first as the Diamondbacks come out of the All-Star break, carrying a 4.98 ERA and 6.1 K/9 over 86.2 innings in 17 appearances, including 15 starts, this season. With Jordan Montgomery (knee) returning to the rotation this week and Eduardo Rodriguez (shoulder) and Merrill Kelly (shoulder) on the horizon, Nelson may need to impress in his next few starts to solidify his spot in the team's starting rotation. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 5:24 pm
     
  • Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) starting Friday at AAA
    Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) will make a minor league rehab start on Friday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: It’ll be Kershaw’s third rehab outing as he continues to progress towards a mid-to-late August season debut coming off last year’s shoulder surgery. The 36-year-old veteran lefty struck out five over three shutout innings last weekend for Triple-A Oklahoma City. He figures to make an impact for fantasy managers over the final few weeks of the year, even in shallow mixed leagues. The results have been there for the future Hall of Fame southpaw, when healthy, over the last few years. Rotoworld Yesterday, 4:50 pm
     
  • Jack Flaherty to start on Friday against Blue Jays
    Jack Flaherty will start Friday’s series opener against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Flaherty has been dealing with a lingering back issue for the last few weeks, but it appears that he’s ready to roll at the outset of the second half after tossing six innings of one-run ball last Thursday against the Guardians to close out the first half. It’ll be Reese Olson and Keider Montero following him this weekend in Toronto for the rest of the series. Rotoworld Yesterday, 4:44 pm
     
  • Tanner Bibee starting on Friday vs. Padres
    Tanner Bibee will start Friday’s second-half opener against the Padres.

    Advice: It’ll be Gavin Williams and Ben Lively taking the ball this weekend for the remainder of the three-game second-half opening home series against the Padres. Bibee got hit hard in his final two outings prior to the Midsummer Classic, but has emerged as a borderline elite strikeout source over the last few weeks. The uptick in whiffs could lead to a monster second half. Rotoworld Yesterday, 4:43 pm
     
  • Matt Waldron to start Friday against Guardians
    Matt Waldron will start Friday’s series opener against the Guardians.

    Advice: It’ll be Dylan Cease and Michael King toeing the rubber this weekend at Cleveland’s Progressive Field for the remainder of the road series. Waldron has been hit-or-miss over the last few weeks, but has definitely cemented himself as a decent option for fantasy managers in deeper mixed leagues until further notice. Rotoworld Yesterday, 4:41 pm
     
  • JP Sears starting Friday against Angels
    JP Sears will start Friday’s game against the Angels.

    Advice: Sears, who posted eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball last Wednesday against the Red Sox at Fenway Park, will be followed by Mitch Spence and Joey Estes over the weekend as Oakland kicks off the second half at home against the division-rival Angels. Rotoworld Yesterday, 4:40 pm
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