Player Notes

  • Moves up to leadoff spot
    Kelenic will start in center field and bat leadoff in Saturday's game versus the Rays.

    Advice: With Michael Harris (hamstring) joining Ronald Acuna (knee) on the shelf, Atlanta has lost each of its last two leadoff hitters against right-handed pitching. Kelenic will get the next crack at the job, which is quite a promotion given that he hadn't previously batted higher than seventh this season. This is also his first start of the season in center field. Rotowire.com 3 minutes ago
  • Placed on 15-day IL
    Bradish (elbow) was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right UCL sprain Saturday.

    Advice: Bradish pitched five frames in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Phillies in extra innings, leaving the contest with right elbow discomfort, which is now understood to be due to the much-despised UCL. The 27-year-old missed the first month of the season with a UCL sprain, so he's likely set to miss more than the minimum 15 days and could be out until after the All-Star break. Left-hander Nick Vespi was called up from Triple-A Norfolk to replace Bradish on Baltimore's major-league roster in a corresponding move Saturday. Rotowire.com 5 minutes ago
  • Orioles recall Nick Vespi on Saturday
    Orioles recalled LHP Nick Vespi from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Vespi gets the call back to the majors with Kyle Bradish heading to the injured list with a UCL sprain in his right elbow. The 28-year-old lefty has made a pair of relief appearances this season for the Orioles. Rotoworld 5 minutes ago
  • Taking seat Saturday
    Hurtubise is absent from the lineup for Saturday's game in Milwaukee.

    Advice: The left-handed hitter had started the last three contests and each of the past six games versus right-handed pitching. Hurtubise will begin this one on the bench, though, as the Brewers go with a lefty opener and righty bulk reliever. Will Benson is in left field. Rotowire.com 8 minutes ago
  • Adds steal Friday
    Gimenez went 2-for-4 with one RBI and a stolen base in Friday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Gimenez has two steals over his last three games, giving him 11 thefts on the year. The second baseman has struggled at the plate in June, batting .206 (7-for-34) over eight contests, but he continues to see a starting role even after a recent run of the Guardians facing four left-handed starters in a six-game span. For the season, Gimenez is slashing .266/.320/.363 with four home runs, 35 RBI, 35 runs scored, 10 doubles and one triple. Rotowire.com 11 minutes ago
  • Out of lineup again Saturday
    Campusano is not in the lineup for Saturday's contest versus the Mets.

    Advice: He will yield to Kyle Higashioka at catcher for the second day in a row and the third time over the Padres' last four contests. Campusano has just a .541 OPS since the beginning of May. Rotowire.com 15 minutes ago
  • Handed loss Friday
    Webb (1-4) allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk while striking out one over one inning to take the extra-innings loss versus the Phillies.

    Advice: Alec Bohm delivered a two-run double in the 11th inning, and the Orioles couldn't produce a fourth comeback in the contest. That play ended an 11-inning scoreless streak for Webb, who has been steady in a setup role for Baltimore this season. Overall, he has a 1.95 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 29:15 K:BB while adding two saves and seven holds across 32.1 innings. Webb's 4.2 BB/9 is not outside of his usual level of performance but is still high, so he may have trouble sustaining his strong ratios over a full season. Rotowire.com 16 minutes ago
  • Sitting versus southpaw
    Brooks is not in the starting lineup against the Angels on Saturday.

    Advice: Brooks will remain on the bench for a third consecutive game as the Giants face another left-hander Patrick Sandoval on the mound. Wilmer Flores will draw another start at first base and bat third versus Los Angeles. Rotowire.com 19 minutes ago
  • Marlins add Kent Emanuel to relief mix on Saturday
    Marlins selected the contract of LHP Kent Emanuel from Triple-A Jacksonville.

    Advice: Emanuel provides Miami’s overworked bullpen with a fresh arm heading into Saturday’s game against the division-rival Nationals. The 32-year-old lefty made a pair of relief appearances back in April for the Marlins. Rotoworld 20 minutes ago