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Red Sox's David Ortiz: Not in Sunday's starting lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

It's a scheduled day off for Ortiz, who will cede DH duties to Hanley Ramirez for the afternoon, while Travis Shaw takes over at first base. Ortiz should be back in action Monday, when the Red Sox open up a series with the Tigers.

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Nationals' Lucas Giolito: Called up, starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giolito has been recalled from Triple-A and will take the mound Sunday against the Padres, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

The team hasn't made an announcement just yet, but one can deduce that a roster move has been made for Giolito after taking a look at Sunday's lineup card. The young right-hander will take on southpaw Christian Friedrich and a San Diego offense that owns a .214 batting average in the last 14 days.

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Grizzlies' Troy Williams: Signs contract with Grizzlies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Grizzlies on Sunday, David Pick of BasketballInsiders.com reports.

Considering it's a partially guaranteed deal, it's essentially a training camp invite, where Williams will have to impress in order to make the final roster. Williams spent the Las Vegas summer league with the Suns, playing in six games, while compiling averages of 12.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals over 22 minutes per outing. Williams is an explosive athlete, but has a lot of work to do to become a more well-rounded player, so even if he makes the final roster, he's unlikely to see enough minutes to make him fantasy relevant.

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Blue Jays' Ryan Tepera: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tepera was recalled Sunday from Triple-A Buffalo, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Tepera had been serving as the closer for Buffalo, amassing a 2.95 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 37 strikeouts over 36.2 innings on the season. He previously made five appearances with the big club earlier in the year, but wasn't able to establish himself as a dependable setup man.The Blue Jays will likely try to limit Tepera's use to low-leverage situations until his performance warrants an enhanced role.

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Blue Jays' Drew Storen: Designated for assignment Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays designated Storen for assignment Sunday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

It's been a stunning fall from grace for Storen, who was acquired by the Blue Jays in January with the hope that he'd challenge for the closing role. After losing out on that gig to Roberto Osuna in spring training, Storen has since toiled in middle relief, amassing 6.21 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 33.1 innings. After the veteran served up three runs in his lone frame Saturday against the Mariners, the Blue Jays determined that they had seen enough. Based on his previous track record, Storen could attract interest from other teams via trade or waivers as a reclamation project, but it's unlikely that he'll be in the mix for saves no matter where he ultimately lands.

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