Alexis Diaz Secures First Career Save: Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alexis Diaz allowed two walks while striking out three across a scoreless inning to earn the save during Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Cleveland Guardians. He entered the 10th inning to protect a 5-4 lead. The 25-year-old struck out the two first batters he faced. Diaz loaded the bases by walking the next three hitters but fanned Jose Ramirez to escape the jam and end the game. He owns a 0.52 ERA and 21 strikeouts over 17 1/3 innings. Diaz has emerged as a potential closer for the Reds and will see more save chances while Lucas Sims (back) is sidelined. Fantasy managers searching for saves should add Diaz in all league formats. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 22:14:51
Harold Ramirez Having Solid Season At The Plate: Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Harold Ramirez has started 2022 on a good note and continued that Tuesday, registering a pair of singles in four at-bats. He also scored a run, helping the club beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1. Ramirez has no home runs and just a single stolen base, but he's batting .307. Despite this, the former Guardian isn't an everyday player for the Rays, only playing 27 games thus far. Fantasy managers can stream Ramirez in good matchups, especially against left-handers whom he's smacked to the tune of a .370 batting average and .933 OPS in 27 at-bats this season. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 22:13:33
Adam Cimber Notches Third Save On Tuesday: Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Adam Cimber threw a perfect inning to earn the save during Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Seattle Mariners. He retired the side to earn his third save of the season. Toronto's primary closer Jordan Romano (illness), remains day-to-day with a non-COVID-19-related illness. Cimber will continue to handle closing duties while Romano is sidelined. This season, the 31-year-old has converted all three save opportunities with a 2.20 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 11 strikeouts over 16 1/3 innings. Fantasy managers should add Cimber in all league formats while he's the closer in the short-term, especially managers who have Romano on their roster. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 22:02:10
Mike Clevinger Shuts Out Phillies In Five Innings Of Work Tuesday: San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mike Clevinger had a solid day on the mound Tuesday, playing a key part in the 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. It was his first win of the season after he threw five innings, giving up no runs on one hit with no walks and five strikeouts. It was Clevinger's best appearance since returning from the injured list on May 4, and he now owns a 3.21 ERA and 1.14 WHIP, along with 15 strikeouts over 14 innings. The 31-year-old has a chance to be a great fantasy asset if he can find the form he had before undergoing Tommy John surgery. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 22:01:21
Brandon Nimmo Exits Game 2 Against Cardinals Early: New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (foot) was removed from Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the St. Cardinals after fouling a pitch off his foot. He went 1-for-8 with a double across both games before exiting Game 2 early. The severity of Nimmo's foot injury is unknown at this time, and he's considered day-to-day. This season, Nimmo has been solid for fantasy managers, slashing .292/.397/.458 with three home runs, 12 RBI, and 20 runs scored over 33 games in 2022. Stay tuned for further updates. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 21:51:39
David Price Activated From The Injured List: The Los Angeles Dodgers activated pitcher David Price (illness) from the COVID-19 injured list on Tuesday. He's been sidelined since late April after testing positive for the virus. The 36-year-old owns a 1.93 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and a 5:1 K: BB across 4 2/3 innings. Price rejoins the active roster between the two games of Tuesday's doubleheader. The Dodgers designated Shane Greene for assignment in a corresponding move. Price has primarily been used out of the bullpen this season and is mainly an option in NL-Only leagues. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 21:36:29
Salvador Perez Lands On The 10-Day Injured List: The Kansas City Royals placed catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) on the 10-day injured list Tuesday. He suffered a sprained left thumb during Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. The 32-year-old will continue to be evaluated and miss at least the next 10 days. Sebastian Rivero was promoted to the big league roster in a corresponding move. MJ Melendez will step in as Kansas City's primary catcher and should see an uptick in at-bats while Perez is sidelined. He is hitting 217 with an RBI and a run scored over nine games in 2022. Despite his struggles at the plate, the 23-year-old has upside and should be added in two-catcher formats. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 21:24:49
Ketel Marte Scratched From Game 2 Vs. The Dodgers: Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte (undisclosed) was scratched from the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was a late scratch for undisclosed reasons. The 28-year-old came off the bench for Game 1 and went 2-for-2 with two RBI. It's unknown at this time if Marte is dealing with an injury. Jake Hager replaced him in the lineup as the team's starting second baseman and is batting eighth. Fantasy managers should continue to monitor the situation as Marte was out of the lineup for both contests of Tuesday's doubleheader. Stay tuned. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 21:15:42
Jose Abreu Drives In Two On Tuesday: Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with a double, walk, and two RBI in the White Sox 3-0 win over the Kansas City Royals in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday. Abreu's performance in game one was a welcome sight to fantasy managers who have him rostered. Abreu is off to a brutal start in 2022, slashing just .211/.297/.328 with only three home runs and 14 RBI over 128 at-bats and 34 games. Abreu was out of the lineup for the nightcap. Perhaps Tuesday afternoon's performance will get his bat going. Abreu is coming off a 37-homer, 117-RBI season, which followed his 2020 American League MVP campaign. Despite the very mediocre start to the season, fantasy managers should remain patient with Abreu given his track record and current underlying metrics which do suggest positive regression forthcoming. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 19:10:31
Tim Anderson Sitting Tuesday For Game Two Of Twin Bill: Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is out of the lineup for the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals. Anderson went 0-for-4 with a run scored and a strikeout in the first game which the White Sox won 3-0. Anderson is hitting a solid .328/.363/.484 on the season with four home runs, 12 RBI, 19 runs scored, and five steals over 31 games. He remains a must-start in all formats. He should be back in the lineup on Wednesday when the White Sox again face the Royals and Zack Greinke in Kansas City. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 19:03:41
Bryce Harper Could Return Wednesday Or Thursday: Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (elbow) is being held out of the starting lineup for the second straight game on Tuesday. The 29-year-old received a PRP injection on his right elbow on Sunday. The hope is that the PRP injection will heal the small tear in his UCL. When speaking to reporters on Tuesday about when he will be back in the starting lineup, Harper said, "either tomorrow or hopefully Thursday." He also added that he's more than a month away from playing right field again. Despite the elbow injury, Harper is off to a great start to the year from a statistical standpoint, slashing .305/.361/.634 with nine home runs, 27 RBI and 29 runs over 34 games. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 18:59:01
Mitch Garver To Be Strictly DH Upon Return: Texas Rangers catcher/designated hitter Mitch Garver (elbow) was sent out on a rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco on Tuesday. He will be exclusively serving as designated hitter during his rehab assignment and he will have that same role when he returns to the Rangers. Garver is dealing with a right elbow injury and he still isn't throwing the ball, so he can't play either catcher or first base for now. It's still unclear at this point exactly when he'll be back with the Rangers, but it sounds as if his return is close. The 31-year-old is slashing .205/.292/.346 with three home runs, eight RBI and seven runs over 22 games on the year. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 18:49:15
LaMonte Wade Jr. Out Of The Lineup On Tuesday: San Francisco Giants outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against right-hander Chad Kuhl and the Colorado Rockies. Darin Ruf is getting the start in left field and Tommy La Stella is leading off in the game. Wade served as the team's leadoff hitter in each of the previous five games before this one. The 28-year-old has a strong .387 on-base percentage over nine games this year thanks to some fantastic plate discipline. He currently has a 16.1% strikeout rate and an identical walk rate. As is the case with all Giants hitters, Wade will get his share of days out of the lineup, but he should continue to be in the lineup more often than not going forward. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 18:36:01
Nathaniel Lowe Sitting On Tuesday Amidst Slump: Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe is heading to the bench for Tuesday's game against left-hander Reid Detmers and the Los Angeles Angels. Andy Ibanez will be covering first base and batting seventh in the game. Lowe has been in a massive slump at the plate for over three weeks now. He's managed just four hits over his last 57 at-bats and none of the four hits were for extra-bases. The 26-year-old is slugging just .292 on the season with only one home run and four doubles over 32 games. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 18:29:18
Jeremy Pena Back In Action For Tuesday's Game: Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (knee) is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Nathan Eovaldi and the Boston Red Sox. He will be batting seventh. The 24-year-old was held out for each of the last four games due to right knee soreness. Aledmys Diaz and Mauricio Dubon covered shortstop while Pena was out. Pena is off to a great start to his rookie year, slashing .276/.339/.514 with six home runs, 20 RBI and 18 runs over 30 games. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 18:23:21
Marcus Stroman Could Return This Weekend: Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman threw a bullpen session on Tuesday. According to Cubs manager David Ross, the plan is for Stroman to rejoin the team's starting rotation next time around, meaning he could make his next start on Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Stroman was placed on the COVID-19 injured list at the beginning of May. He made five starts prior to landing on the list and went 1-3 with a 5.13 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 18:18:40
Ke'Bryan Hayes Absent From Tuesday's Lineup: Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes is getting the day off on Tuesday as the team takes on right-hander Keegan Thompson and the Chicago Cubs. Michael Chavis will be covering the hot corner and batting sixth in the game. Hayes went 0-for-11 at the plate over his last three games. He has a solid .293 batting average on the year, but he's slugging just .371 and he has yet to hit his first home run of the year. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 18:06:07
MacKenzie Gore To Pitch After Clevinger On Tuesday: According to San Diego Padres beat writer Kevin Acee, rookie left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore will be utilized out of the bullpen behind starter Mike Clevinger on Tuesday. The Padres have a surplus of starting pitchers now that both Clevinger and Blake Snell are healthy and Gore appears to be the odd man out for now. The 23-year-old has certainly looked worthy of a rotation spot thus far this year. Over five starts, he's gone 2-1 with a 2.42 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. His move to the bullpen makes things difficult for fantasy managers. In shallow leagues, he can be dropped, but keep your eye out for any further announcements from the Padres. While he has a rotation spot, he's essentially a must-roster player. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 17:56:24
Matt Harvey Receives 60-Game Suspension: Baltimore Orioles right-hander Matt Harvey received a 60-game suspension from the league on Tuesday for his violation of the joint drug program between MLB and the Players Association. In Harvey's testimony during the Eric Kay trial related to the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, Harvey admitted to something that violated the league's drug program, which doesn't allow participation in the distribution of banned substances. The 33-year-old signed a minor league deal with Baltimore on April 8 but hasn't pitched in the major leagues this season. He'll likely continue to work at the team's spring training complex in Florida. Harvey is well off the fantasy radar, especially after this news. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 17:02:52
Salvador Perez Exits With Thumb Sprain On Tuesday: Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez (thumb) was removed from Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox due to a left thumb sprain. He was the team's designated hitter for the game and he went 1-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts before Carlos Santana came in to replace him. Following his historic 2021 season, Perez has certainly been underwhelming thus far in 2022. Over 33 games, he's slashing .203/.237/.398 with six home runs, 16 RBI and 13 runs. We should have an update on the severity of his injury shortly so make sure to stay tuned. - as of Tue, 17 May 2022 16:54:41