• Sean Manaea to start Friday against Marlins
    The Mets will have Sean Manaea start Friday versus the Marlins, but they’ve yet to announce the rest of the rotation.

    Advice: It would be Luis Severino’s turn on Friday, but the Mets are apparently sneaking in some extra rest for him. If everything goes as planned, they’ll soon utilize a six-man rotation following Kodai Senga’s return. Rotoworld Today, 9:32 am
     
  • Heads back to Triple-A
    The Dodgers optioned Petersen to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Dodgers will add a player to the 26-man active roster as a replacement for Petersen prior to their first game out of the All-Star break Friday versus the Red Sox. During his latest stint in the big leagues, Petersen made three relief appearances and gave up one earned run on two hits and two walks over 2.1 innings. Rotowire.com Today, 6:51 am
  • Sent out on rehab assignment
    The Giants sent Small (oblique) to their Arizona Complex League affiliate Tuesday to begin a rehab assignment.

    Advice: Small has been sidelined all season with a Grade 2 right oblique strain but has finally been cleared to pitch in games. Given the long layoff, the left-handed reliever figures to require a fairly lengthy rehab assignment before becoming an option for the Giants' bullpen. Rotowire.com Today, 6:10 am
     
  • Emmanuel Clase collects save in All-Star Game
    Emmanuel Clase fired a scoreless ninth inning to collect the save during Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game at Globe Life Field.

    Advice: Clase was summoned to protect a two-run lead in the final frame of the Midsummer Classic and needed just 13 pitches (11 strikes) to preserve the victory. The hard-throwing 26-year-old right-hander made quite a statement in his third straight All-Star Game appearance, striking out Pete Alonso to open the frame before retiring Elly De La Cruz on a ground out to second base. Padres rookie Jackson Merrill managed to get on-base with an infield single before he struck out Bryan Reynolds to slam the door. Rotoworld Yesterday, 7:54 pm
  • Mason Miller whiffs two in All-Star Game outing
    Mason Miller recorded a pair of strikeouts in a scoreless inning during Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game at Globe Life Field.

    Advice: Miller’s flawless frame also included an eye-popping strikeout of Shohei Ohtani on a nasty 89 mph slider on the heels of a 101.8 mph fastball. He also delivered a sizzling 103.6 mph fastball, the fastest pitch in All-Star Game history in the Statcast era, prior to striking out Trea Turner. Fantasy managers are looking at arguably the best closer in baseball right now. The hard-throwing 25-year-old righty talked earlier this week about potentially returning to the starting rotation in the future, which would be a pretty significant development for his fantasy appeal. Rotoworld Yesterday, 7:53 pm
     
  • Garrett Crochet shines in All-Star Game appearance
    Garrett Crochet hurled a scoreless inning during Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game at Globe Life Field.

    Advice: Crochet, arguably the hottest name in trade rumors at the moment, one-out single from Alec Bohm to work a scoreless fourth inning. He got a pretty strikeout of Teoscar Hernández in the frame as well. The 25-year-old left-hander, who has paired an astronomical 35 percent strikeout rate with a microscopic 5 percent walk rate, could be a difference-maker in the playoff race, depending on where he winds up in a few weeks. Rotoworld Yesterday, 7:52 pm
  • Dodgers option Michael Petersen to Triple-A
    Dodgers optioned RHP Michael Petersen to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Peterson will head back to the minors during the All-Star break after compiling a serviceable 4.50 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8/7 K/BB ratio across 12 innings (nine appearances) for the Dodgers over the last few weeks. Rotoworld Yesterday, 3:57 pm
  • Cubs option Daniel Palencia back to Triple-A
    Cubs optioned RHP Daniel Palencia to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Palencia was up with Chicago for their final handful of contests prior to the All-Star break after missing time earlier this season due to a right shoulder ailment. The 24-year-old has made 34 relief appearances for the Cubs over the last two years. Rotoworld Yesterday, 3:54 pm
  • Cubs acquire Jesus Tinoco from Royals in trade
    Cubs acquired RHP Jesus Tinoco from the Royals for cash considerations.

    Advice: Tinoco provides the Cubs with some additional relief depth coming out of the All-Star break back at Triple-A Iowa. The 29-year-old right-hander struggled earlier this year in nine outings for the Rangers, but holds a respectable 4.58 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 61/47 K/BB ratio across 76 2/3 innings (57 appearances) in the big leagues dating back to 2019. Rotoworld Yesterday, 3:51 pm