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  • Mets-Rockies game postponed because of snow
    Friday's game between the Mets and Rockies has been postponed due to inclement weather.

    Advice: More specifically, it has been snowing in Denver. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday. We will have to wait another day for a Jacob deGrom start. Chi Chi Gonzalez had been slated to start for the Rockies. 33 minutes ago
  • Camilo Doval recalled by Giants
    Giants recalled RHP Camilo Doval from their alternate training site.

    Advice: Doval, 23, hasn't pitched above A-ball but boasts a 12.8 K/9 rate as a pro. Control is an issue, but he has big stuff with a fastball that reached triple digits. Today, 10:03 am
  • Lewis Thorpe recalled to start Friday's game
    Twins recalled LHP Lewis Thorpe from their alternate training site.

    Advice: Thorpe will start Friday's game against the Angels. The left-hander has put up nice numbers in the minors but struggled to gain any traction at the big league level with a 6.14 ERA over 19 appearances (three starts). Today, 9:35 am
  • Rony Garcia activated and optioned
    Tigers activated RHP Rony Garcia from the 10-day injured list; optioned him to Double-A Erie.

    Advice: Garcia is over his abdominal strain but won't go to the majors just yet. He should get an opportunity at some point when a need arises in the rotation or bullpen. Today, 9:32 am
  • Mike King recalled by Yankees
    Yankees recalled RHP Mike King from their alternate training site.

    Advice: King is slated to serve as a bulk reliever on Friday versus the Rays following opener Nick Nelson. He threw six innings of scoreless relief against the Blue Jays earlier this month. Today, 8:54 am
  • Workman, Winkler on track for Sunday
    Brandon Workman (COVID-19) and Dan Winkler (COVID-19) will throw bullpen sessions Friday.

    Advice: Assuming they get through them with no issues, they will be activated Sunday. Workman and Winkler were two of a handful of Cubs players to go on the COVID-19 injured list earlier this week, although none of the players have tested positive. Today, 8:51 am
  • Cubs hope Kyle Hendricks (illness) starts Sunday
    The Cubs are aiming for Kyle Hendricks (illness) to start Sunday versus the Braves.

    Advice: That's assuming he continues to feel better and tests negative for COVID-19. Hendricks had been scheduled to start on Tuesday but was pushed back due to a non-COVID-19 related illness. If Hendricks is indeed ready to go on Sunday, he will be pitching on 10 days' rest. Today, 8:24 am
  • Chris Martin (shoulder) still shut down
    Chris Martin (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing.

    Advice: Martin was placed on the injured list nearly a week ago with shoulder inflammation. He's eligible for activation on Saturday, but obviously it's going to be a while longer. Today, 8:07 am
  • Eric Sogard starting at second base again
    Eric Sogard is starting at second base and batting eighth for the Cubs in Friday's game versus the Braves.

    Advice: It's the third straight start at second base for Sogard, who appears to have overtaken David Bote at the position, at least against righties. Sogard has been even worse than Bote at the plate so far, though, so it seems like only a matter of time before Nico Hoerner takes over at the keystone. Today, 7:52 am
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    Eric Sogard ChC - 2B,3B,OF
  • Ildemaro Vargas optioned by Cubs
    Cubs returned INF Ildemaro Vargas to their alternate training site.

    Advice: Vargas was up for a couple days after the Cubs' COVID-19 outbreak. He'll probably get another shot eventually. Today, 7:51 am
  • Matt Duffy activated from COVID list
    Cubs activated INF Matt Duffy from the COVID-19 injured list.

    Advice: Duffy was away for a few days after coming in close contact with someone who tested positive. He'll be used as a utility infielder. Today, 7:48 am
  • Nick Nelson to open for Yankees on Friday
    Nick Nelson will serve as an opener for the Yankees on Friday against the Rays.

    Advice: Manager Aaron Boone relayed the news in an interview on MLB Network Radio on Friday. Nelson was a starter in the minors but has been used exclusively in relief at the big league level, so this will be an opener situation. Boone also said that the club will recall Mike King, who will function as a bulk reliever. Today, 7:40 am
  • Johan Camargo recalled by Braves
    Braves recalled INF Johan Camargo from their alternate training site.

    Advice: Camargo has now been up and down a couple times for the Braves. He will fill a utility role. Today, 7:37 am
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    Johan Camargo Atl - 2B,3B,SS,OF
  • Kyle Wright recalled to start Friday's game
    Braves recalled RHP Kyle Wright from their alternate training site.

    Advice: Wright will start Friday's game against the Cubs, filling in for Drew Smyly (forearm). The right-hander entered spring training seemingly as a favorite to capture a spot in the Braves' rotation, but he fell behind Bryse Wilson and Huascar Ynoa in the pecking order. However, he'll get a shot now with the club dealing with multiple injuries. Wright has pedigree as a former No. 5 overall pick and top-50 prospect, but he's never shown much at the big league level. Today, 7:32 am
  • Drew Smyly goes on IL with forearm injury
    Braves placed LHP Drew Smyly on the 10-day injured list with left forearm inflammation.

    Advice: Smyly struggled in his last start, but there had been no previous indication that he was dealing with any sort of injury. It would appear he at least does not have any structural damage, but any injury to a pitching arm is worrisome, especially for someone with Smyly's history. The left-hander had been slated to start Friday against the Cubs, but those duties will now fall to Kyle Wright. Today, 6:00 am
  • Marte (hamstring) yet to resume baseball activity
    Ketel Marte (hamstring) has yet to resume baseball activities.

    Advice: Marte is still receiving treatment for his right hamstring strain and has been able to do some light movement. However, it seems clear that he's not going to be close to ready for activation when he's first eligible on Sunday. Tim Locastro has been filling in for Marte in center field and it would appear he will continue to do so for a while longer. Today, 5:14 am
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    Ketel Marte Ari - 2B,SS,OF
  • Austin Gomber whiffs seven in no-decision Thursday
    Austin Gomber recorded seven strikeouts over six innings on Thursday in a no-decision against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Gomber surrendered three runs on six hits, with all of the damage coming on a three-run homer by Justin Turner in the third inning. The 27-year-old lefty generated 10 swinging strikes, and finished with a 32 percent CSW (called strikes plus whiffs). More importantly, he managed to avoid any control issues, issuing only two walks in this one. He's compiled a 3.52 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 14/13 K/BB ratio over 15 1/3 innings (three starts) to open the 2021 campaign. He's not a recommended fantasy option when he faces the Astros at home on Wednesday. Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Julio Urias surrenders two homers in no-decision
    Julio Urias was charged with five runs (four earned) on Thursday in a no-decision against the Rockies.

    Advice: Urias yielded solo homers to Ryan McMahon and Garrett Hampson early in the contest before coming unraveled in the sixth inning. He gave up an RBI single to C.J. Cron before two runs ended up crossing the plate, aided by a throwing error from shortstop Chris Taylor, on a two-out single by Yonathan Diaz. He finished with six strikeouts and only issued two walks. The 24-year-old southpaw generated 14 swinging strikes, resulting in a robust 31 percent CSW (called strikes plus whiffs). He'll carry a 3.86 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 15/3 K/BB ratio over 18 2/3 innings (three starts) into an extremely favorable road matchup against the Mariners on Tuesday. Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • David Price records first career save vs. Rockies
    David Price fired a scoreless ninth inning against the Rockies on Thursday to record his first career save.

    Advice: Seriously. Price picked up his first-ever save in the 325th regular season appearance of his big-league career. The 35-year-old lefty, who did record a postseason save as a rookie with the Rays back in 2008, was summoned to protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning, with Kenley Jansen presumably unavailable after closing out two of their last three games. He gave up back-to-back singles to open the frame, which put the tying runs on base, before striking out pinch-hitter Trevor Story. He appeared to settle in after that, whiffing Garrett Hampson, and also coaxing a game-ending ground out from Raimel Tapia to preserve the victory. Fantasy managers shouldn't count on Price converting too many save opportunities moving forward, but he's clearly embraced the non-traditional relief role the Dodgers have presented to him this season. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Ryan McMahon wallops sixth homer in loss Thursday
    Ryan McMahon went 2-for-4 with a solo homer on Thursday in the Rockies' loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: McMahon kicked off the scoring with a solo shot to right field -- his sixth round-tripper of the season -- off Julio Urias in the opening frame. He also doubled and scored a run in the sixth inning. The 26-year-old second baseman is hitting .306/.320/.755 with nine runs scored, six home runs, 10 RBI and one stolen base in 50 plate appearances this season. Yesterday, 10:27 pm
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    Ryan McMahon Col - 1B,2B,3B
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