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  • Thomas Szapucki optioned to Triple-A
    Mets optioned LHP Thomas Szapucki to Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: The move comes after Szapucki was rocked for nine runs over 1 1/3 innings against the Giants in his first major league start on Wednesday. Yoan Lopez is expected to replace him on the roster, although that move is not yet official. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:47 am
  • Zach Davies (leg) on track for Sunday start
    Zach Davies (leg) is on track to make his scheduled start Sunday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Davies had to be helped off the field after taking a line drive off his right leg on Monday in his last outing, but tests came back clean and he was able to throw his normal between-starts bullpen session. “We still have a couple of hurdles to clear but with the information we got we’re going to proceed as he will be starting on Sunday,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 7:19 am
  • T.J. Zeuch released by Cardinals
    Cardinals released RHP T.J. Zeuch.

    Advice: Zeuch cleared waivers after being designated for assignment but the Cards have elected to cut him loose. The tall righty holds an ugly 11.64 ERA and 20/11 K/BB ratio across 19 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level in 2022. NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 5:48 am
  • Ohtani leaves against Toronto with back stiffness
    Shohei Ohtani left Thursday's game against the Blue Jays with back stiffness.

    Advice: Ohtani was pinch-hit for after he was done pitching with Taylor Ward coming to the plate. He told reporters that he felt his back stiffen on a slider in the first inning, and that it impacted the velocity for the rest of the start. Angels manager Joe Maddon told reporters that the injury is not considered serious, but he didn't know if the two-way star will be able to play against the Blue Jays on Friday. It goes without saying, but fantasy managers will have to monitor this situation closely. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Ohtani leaves against Toronto with back stiffness
    Shohei Ohtani left Thursday's game against the Blue Jays with back stiffness.

    Advice: Ohtani was pinch-hit for after he was done pitching with Taylor Ward coming to the plate. He told reporters that he felt his back stiffen on a slider in the first inning, and that it impacted the velocity for the rest of the start. Angels manager Joe Maddon told reporters that the injury is not considered serious, but he didn't know if the two-way star will be able to play against the Blue Jays on Friday. It goes without saying, but fantasy managers will have to monitor this situation closely. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Freddie Freeman posts homer, five RBI vs. D-backs
    Freddie Freeman went 4-for-5 with a three-run homer and five RBI on Thursday, leading the Dodgers to a 14-1 blowout victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Freeman opened the scoring with an RBI double off Diamondbacks' starter Humberto Castellanos in the opening frame before walloping a three-run homer to right-center field -- his fourth round-tripper of the season -- in the ensuing frame. He also added an RBI double to center field in the sixth inning, just for good measure. The 32-year-old fantasy superstar has put together a phenomenal Dodgers debut this season, hitting .312/.399/.500 with 32 runs scored, four homers, 28 RBI and three steals across 198 plate appearances. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Christian Walker swats 12th homer in loss Thursday
    Christian Walker went 2-for-3 with a solo homer Thursday in the Diamondbacks' blowout loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Walker supplied the Diamondbacks' lone run of the lopsided affair by smacking a solo homer to left field -- his 12th long ball of the season -- off Dodgers' reliever Evan Phillips in the sixth inning. The 31-year-old first baseman has gone deep an astounding eight times in 24 games since May 1. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Cody Bellinger posts three RBI in return Thursday
    Cody Bellinger went 3-for-6 with three RBI on Thursday in his return to the Dodgers' lineup.

    Advice: Bellinger made an immediate impact for the Dodgers after missing two straight contests earlier this week due to illness. The 26-year-old slugger padded Los Angeles's sizable lead with an RBI double off Diamondbacks' reliever Luis Frias in the sixth inning. He also added a two-run single off position player Jake Hager in the ninth inning. Still counts, folks. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Ryu exited start vs. Angels with elbow tightness
    Hyun Jin Ryu left his start Thursday against the Angels with tightness in his left elbow.

    Advice: Ryu was able to go five innings before he experienced the tightness in his throwing elbow. The left-hander told reporters that he's confident that he'll be able to make his next start, which is scheduled for Wednesday against the White Sox. Fantasy managers who are rostering Ryu will wanna be sure he is able to go before that outing occurs.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Mitch White completes four frames against D-backs
    Mitch White tossed four scoreless innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: White was staked to a massive early lead and cruised through four frames, limiting the Diamondbacks' lineup to just a pair of hits and walks in this one. The 27-year-old righty has compiled a serviceable 4.60 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 15/6 K/BB ratio across 15 2/3 innings (seven appearances, two starts) this season. He's lined up to face the Pirates on Wednesday if he's given another turn in the Dodgers' starting rotation. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Humberto Castellanos crushed in loss to Dodgers
    Humberto Castellanos was shelled for six runs over four innings Thursday in a loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Ouch. Castellanos coughed up a staggering 10 hits, including a back-breaking three-run homer to Freddie Freeman in the second inning. The 24-year-old righty has posted an inflated 5.22 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 27/10 K/BB ratio across 39 2/3 innings (eight starts) this season. He'll square off against the Braves on Tuesday in his next start. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Taylor Ward (neck, shoulder) pinch-hits Thursday
    Taylor Ward (neck, shoulder) pinch-hit Thursday in the Angels' loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Ward came off the bench to pinch-hit for Shohei Ohtani in the eighth inning of Thursday's series opener against the Blue Jays and lined out to center field. It was his lone at-bat of the low-scoring contest. The late-blooming 28-year-old superstar has been absent from the Angels' starting lineup for five consecutive games due to neck and shoulder soreness stemming from last weekend's collision with the right-field wall. It sounds like he'll continue to pinch-hit until he's fully healthy again. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. goes deep in win over Angels
    Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered for the second consecutive contest Thursday, leading the Blue Jays to a 6-3 victory over the Angels.

    Advice: Guerrero Jr. snapped a 15-game homerless drought earlier this week against the Cardinals and followed it up with a solo homer off Angels' ace Shohei Ohtani during Thursday's series opener in Los Angeles. It was his ninth long ball of the 2022 campaign. The 23-year-old fantasy superstar appears to have snapped out of his recent funk at the dish and seems poised for another monster summer. Look out. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Luis Rengifo has two hits, RBI in Angels' loss
    Luis Rengifo went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Thursday in the Angels' loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Rengifo singled in the opening frame before putting the Halos on the scoreboard with an RBI single to center field against Blue Jays' starter Hyun Jin Ryu in the third inning. The versatile 25-year-old infielder has emerged as a solid contributor this season, hitting .295/.380/.386 with one homer and one steal in 51 plate appearances since being called up earlier this month. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
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    Luis Rengifo LAA - 2B,3B,SS,OF
  • George Springer hits leadoff homer against Angels
    George Springer went 2-for-4 with a leadoff homer Thursday in the Blue Jays' win over the Angels.

    Advice: Springer crushed the 48th leadoff homer of his career off Angels' ace Shohei Ohtani, giving him the fourth-most leadoff round-trippers in baseball history trailing only Rickey Henderson, Alfonso Soriano and Craig Biggio. The 32-year-old fantasy stalwart is hitting .278/.353/.530 with 28 runs scored, nine homers, 26 RBI and two stolen bases across 174 plate appearances. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Nathaniel Lowe hits two-run homer in Rangers' win
    Nathaniel Lowe hit a two-run homer Thursday, lifting the Rangers to a 4-1 victory over the Athletics.

    Advice: Lowe provided a pair of key insurance runs for the Rangers with a two-run blast to right-center field -- his third long ball of the season -- off Athletics' lefty reliever Sam Moll in the top of the ninth inning. It was his second round-tripper in his last five games. The 26-year-old slugger has cooled off considerably following a fantastic opening month to the 2022 campaign, but he's still capable of providing the occasional homer for fantasy managers in deeper mixed leagues and AL-only formats. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Chad Pinder tallies two hits in loss to Rangers
    Chad Pinder went 2-for-4 with a run scored Thursday in the Athletics' loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Simply put, there wasn't much offense to come by in this one as the two teams remained deadlocked at one run apiece into the ninth inning. Pinder was responsible for nearly half of Oakland's five hits in the low-scoring affair. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Lambert comes off injured list, optioned to AAA
    Rockies activated RHP Peter Lambert off the 10-day injured list and optioned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Lambert has been dealing with a forearm issue while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander will remain in Triple-A, and has a chance to help the Colorado pitching staff before the end of 2022.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Joe Barlow quiets A's for eighth save Thursday
    Joe Barlow fired a scoreless ninth inning Thursday, protecting a three-run lead against the Athletics to record his eighth save of the season.

    Advice: Barlow was called upon with a three-run cushion and needed just 14 pitches (nine strikes) to end the contest. He issued a leadoff walk to Tony Kemp, but managed to coax a double-play ball off the bat of Luis Barrera and induce a game-ending pop up from Elvis Andrus. The 26-year-old righty has converted all eight of his save opportunities and holds a sparkling 1.76 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 16/5 K/BB ratio across 15 1/3 innings this season. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Martín Pérez spins seven-inning gem against A's
    Martín Pérez yielded one run over seven innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Athletics.

    Advice: Pérez continued his phenomenal 2022 campaign, limiting the Athletics to just one run on four hits and a pair of walks over seven frames. He also finished with six strikeouts in this one. The 31-year-old left-hander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in nine consecutive starts this season and also hasn't given up a home run yet. He'll carry a microscopic 1.60 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 44/14 K/BB ratio across 56 1/3 innings (nine starts) into a favorable home matchup Tuesday against the Rays. NBCSportsEDGE.com Yesterday, 9:51 pm