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  • Tyler Naquin CIN RF
    Reds' Tyler Naquin: Clubs fifth homer
    2m ago

    Naquin went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run scored during Tuesday's 11-4 loss to the Cubs.

    Naquin singled and scored during the opening frame, homered in the eighth and singled again in the ninth. It's his second three-game game of the season and 11th multi-hit effort. The 31-year-old has a .270/.319/.492 slash line with five home runs, 22 RBI, 19 runs and three stolen bases through 35 games in 2022.

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  • Jose Ramirez CLE 3B
    Guardians' Jose Ramirez: Homers, doubles in loss
    4m ago

    Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

    The third baseman took Framber Valdez deep in the first inning before later adding a double and an RBI groundout later in the contest. The long-ball was Ramirez's 11th of the year, homering in back-to-back games and four times in his last seven contests. Over that stretch, the 29-year-old has batted .296 with four home runs, 11 RBI, five runs and a stolen base. He's now batting .293 with 11 homers, 24 runs, three stolen bases and an MLB-high 43 RBI over 147 at-bats in 39 games this season.

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  • Tyler Mahle CIN SP
    Reds' Tyler Mahle: Rocked by Cubs
    8m ago

    Mahle (2-5) took the loss Tuesday against the Cubs after surrendering eight runs on nine hits with six strikeouts and three walks over four innings.

    Mahle entered Tuesday's contest with a 2.60 ERA across his past thee starts, but Chicago tagged him for three runs during the first inning, and things didn't get better from there. It was the fourth time this season the right-hander has issued three walks, and he threw only 60 of his 103 pitches for strikes. Mahle will carry a 6.32 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 50:23 K:BB into his next turn through the rotation.

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  • Kyle Tucker HOU RF
    Astros' Kyle Tucker: Three-run homer in win
    15m ago

    Tucker went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in the win over the Guardians on Tuesday.

    Tucker took Zach Plesac deep for a three-run shot in the bottom of fifth inning, expanding the Astros' lead to 7-1. The long ball was his eighth of the year and first in his last seven games. Tucker has struggled to produce consistently at the plate this season, batting just .174 with one-extra base hit and four RBI in seven games after launching two homers and driving in six versus the Red Sox on May 17. Overall, the outfielder has compiled a .240/.335/.447 slash line over 150 at-bats this year, his worst average and slugging percentage since his debut season in 2018.

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  • Robert Gsellman CHC RP
    Cubs' Robert Gsellman: Secures three-inning save
    15m ago

    Gsellman earned a save during Tuesday's 11-4 win over the Reds after giving up two runs on four hits with one strikeout and one walk over three innings.

    The right-hander entered during the seventh inning with the Cubs holding an eight-run lead, and he closed out the game to record an unconventional save. Gsellman has appeared in six games since Chicago selected his contract in early May, and he has a 5.54 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 8:3 K:BB over 12 innings.

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  • Framber Valdez HOU SP
    Astros' Framber Valdez: Quality start in win Tuesday
    23m ago

    Valdez (4-2) got the win Tuesday after he tossed seven innings, surrendering three runs on seven hits while striking out four versus the Guardians.

    Valdez gave up a solo home run to Jose Ramirez in the first inning before later surrendering one run in both the sixth and seventh frames. The outing was his sixth consecutive quality start and third outing in a row where he tossed at least seven innings. The 28-year-old also avoided walking a batter for the first time in 2022. Outside of one poor outing versus the Angels on April 19 where he allowed six runs in 4.1 innings, Valdez has been dominant this season, giving up three or fewer runs in eight starts. He owns a 2.83 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 43 strikeouts over 54 frames this year.

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  • Joey Bart SF C
    Giants' Joey Bart: Heads to bench Tuesday
    4h ago

    Bart is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Mets, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Bart started the past two games and will take a seat after going 1-for-5 with three strikeouts. Mike Papierski will start behind the plate Tuesday, forming a battery with Logan Webb.

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  • Omar Narvaez MIL C
    Brewers' Omar Narvaez: Not starting against southpaw
    5h ago

    Narvaez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.

    Narvaez has only five plate appearances against left-handed pitching this season and will head to the bench Tuesday with lefty Blake Snell starting for the Friars. Victor Caratini will take over behind the plate and bat ninth.

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  • Yan Gomes CHC C
    Cubs' Yan Gomes: Scratched with oblique tightness
    6h ago

    Gomes was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Reds due to left oblique tightness, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    The 34-year-old was set to serve as Chicago's designated hitter but is now out of the starting nine with the oblique issue. Starting catcher Willson Contreras (hamstring) is also banged up, leaving P.J. Higgins to work behind the plate.

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  • Kyle Higashioka NYY C
    Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Returns from injured list
    6h ago

    Higashioka was Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register Tuesday.

    Higashioka was out for the last two games due to flu-like symptoms but reportedly tested negative for the virus. He's good to go now, but it will be Jose Trevino who starts behind the plate Tuesday against Baltimore.

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  • Willson Contreras CHC C
    Cubs' Willson Contreras: Not yet ready to start
    9h ago

    Contreras (hamstring) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game in Cincinnati.

    Per Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times, Cubs manager David Ross said Contreras is on track to avoid the 10-day injured list, but the star catcher will be on the bench for the third game in a row due to a right hamstring strain. P.J. Higgins will fill in for Contreras behind the dish Tuesday.

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  • Cal Raleigh SEA C
    Mariners' Cal Raleigh: Slugs fourth homer in win
    9h ago

    Raleigh went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a win over the Athletics on Monday.

    Raleigh drew the start at catcher while Luis Torrens shifted to designated hitter, and the former enjoyed some rare offensive success out of the bottom of the order. The 25-year-old backstop continues to find big-league arms hard to master despite consistent production at Triple-A Tacoma, but four of his six hits with the Mariners across 57 plate appearances have left the yard.

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  • Frank Schwindel CHC 1B
    Cubs' Frank Schwindel: Goes deep twice Tuesday
    2h ago

    Schwindel went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Schwindel made life difficult for Tyler Mahle, taking the Cincinnati starter deep in the first inning with a runner on, then again in the fifth with the bases empty. The Chicago first baseman has four home runs across his past four games, bringing his season total to six. After losing some playing time to Alfonso Rivas earlier in the year, Schwindel seems to be back in a regular role, and he's certainly rewarded the Cubs for that lately with his power.

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  • Rowdy Tellez MIL 1B
    Brewers' Rowdy Tellez: Sitting versus lefty
    5h ago

    Tellez is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.

    Tellez has started 12 games against left-handed pitching this season, but he had a .182/.270/.333 slash line in 37 plate appearances and will sit Tuesday with southpaw Blake Snell on the mound for San Diego. Keston Hiura will man first base in his place for Milwaukee.

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  • Alfonso Rivas CHC 1B
    Cubs' Alfonso Rivas: Late addition to lineup
    6h ago

    Rivas is starting at first base and batting seventh Tuesday against the Reds, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    The 25-year-old was absent from Chicago's initial lineup, but he'll join the starting ninth with Tuesday's designated hitter, Yan Gomes, a late scratch with an oblique issue. Rivas is 3-for-26 with 12 strikeouts across his past 10 games.

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  • Alfonso Rivas CHC 1B
    Cubs' Alfonso Rivas: Sits amid slump
    9h ago

    Rivas is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game in Cincinnati.

    The slumping Rivas will take a seat for the second time in four games Tuesday, even with the platoon advantage being in his favor with right-hander Tyler Mahle toeing the rubber for Cincinnati. Since the start of May, Rivas is slashing .130/.273/.217 with a 40 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Christian Bethancourt OAK 1B
    Athletics' Christian Bethancourt: Scores twice in loss
    10h ago

    Bethancourt sent 2-for-3 with two runs in a loss to the Mariners on Monday.

    Bethancourt was effective in setting up some run-scoring opportunities while generating his fourth multi-hit effort of the season. The reserve backstop continues to see semi-regular playing time while Stephen Vogt (knee) remains on the injured list and now carries a .231/.286/.308 slash line across 85 plate appearances.

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  • Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B
    Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Walks it off with grand slam
    14h ago

    Goldschmidt went 1-for-5 with a grand slam in Monday's 7-3 extra-inning win over the Blue Jays.

    The veteran first baseman's seventh homer of the season was a dramatic one, as he ripped a Ryan Borucki slider down the left-field line for a walkoff slam in the 10th inning. Goldschmidt also extended his hitting streak to 15 games in the process, a stretch during which he's slashing .438/.456/.859 with five home runs and 22 RBI.

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  • Josh VanMeter PIT 2B
    Pirates' Josh VanMeter: Not starting Tuesday
    6h ago

    VanMeter is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rockies.

    Lefty Kyle Freeland is on the mound for Colorado, so VanMeter will head to the bench after starting the past two games. Diego Castillo will man the keystone in his place.

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  • Leury Garcia CHW 2B
    White Sox's Leury Garcia: Starts ahead of Harrison again
    7h ago

    Garcia will start at second base and bat seventh in Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

    Garcia appears to have unseated Josh Harrison as the White Sox's primary second baseman, as the latter player will be on the bench for the second straight game. Neither Garcia nor Harrison has been especially productive at the plate this season; in fact, Harrison holds a 50-point edge in OPS (.544 to .494).

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  • Andres Gimenez CLE 2B
    Guardians' Andres Gimenez: Sits against southpaw
    7h ago

    Gimenez will be on the bench against lefty Framber Valdez and the Astros on Tuesday.

    Gimenez has been facing lefties a bit more often recently after exclusively starting against righties early in the year, but he's now been on the bench against the last two southpaws the Guardians have faced, so that may be changing again. Owen Miller will start at second base Tuesday while Amed Rosario starts at shortstop.

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  • Josh Harrison CHW 2B
    White Sox's Josh Harrison: Not starting Tuesday
    8h ago

    Harrison will sit Tuesday against Boston, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.

    Harrison sits for the second game in a row after previously making three straight starts. He hasn't earned a true everyday role this season, as he's hitting just .179/.258/.286. Leury Garcia will start at second base.

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  • Jazz Chisholm MIA 2B
    Marlins' Jazz Chisholm: Won't start Tuesday
    8h ago

    Chisholm (hamstring) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game in Tampa, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    The Marlins will be without both of their preferred starters in the middle infield, as Miguel Rojas (calf) joins Chisholm (hamstring) on the bench. Joe Dunand will hit ninth and check in at second base for Chisholm, who may still be experiencing some discomfort in his left hamstring after picking up the injury in Sunday's 4-3 win over Atlanta.

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  • Jonathan India CIN 2B
    Reds' Jonathan India: Rehab assignment could come in June
    8h ago

    Reds manager David Bell said Tuesday that India (hamstring) is approximately 10 days to two weeks away from heading out on a minor-league rehab assignment, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    India's potential return timeline from the right hamstring injury looks as though it's been pushed back again, as Bell said exactly one week ago that the reigning National League Rookie of the Year could begin playing in minor-league games by the end of May. The 25-year-old doesn't appear to have hit a snag in his recovery over the past week, but the non-contending Reds may be reluctant to rush India back from a hamstring issue that has already forced him to the 10-day injured list on two occasions through the first quarter of the season. Brandon Drury is expected to continue serving as the Reds' everyday second baseman for the duration of India's absence, which looks set to extend through at least the first week of June.

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  • Jose Ramirez CLE 3B
    Guardians' Jose Ramirez: Homers, doubles in loss
    4m ago

    Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

    The third baseman took Framber Valdez deep in the first inning before later adding a double and an RBI groundout later in the contest. The long-ball was Ramirez's 11th of the year, homering in back-to-back games and four times in his last seven contests. Over that stretch, the 29-year-old has batted .296 with four home runs, 11 RBI, five runs and a stolen base. He's now batting .293 with 11 homers, 24 runs, three stolen bases and an MLB-high 43 RBI over 147 at-bats in 39 games this season.

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  • Gio Urshela MIN 3B
    Twins' Gio Urshela: Three hits in win
    34m ago

    Urshela went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's victory over the Tigers.

    Urshela notched an RBI single off Beau Brieske in the bottom of the second inning, driving in Max Kepler. He later added two more singles, notching his second multi-hit contest of the month and first since May 14. The third baseman has secured at least one hit in five of his last six games, batting .438 with five RBI in those contests. If he can maintain this level of production moving forward, he could see himself reinstated closer to the top of the batting order later this season.

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  • DJ LeMahieu NYY 3B
    Yankees' DJ LeMahieu: Receives cortisone injection
    1h ago

    LeMahieu (wrist) had an MRI come back clean and received a cortisone injection Tuesday, and he is expected back in the lineup within a day or two, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

    The veteran infielder was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to left wrist discomfort, and the team didn't waste any time getting him treatment for the injury. LeMahieu seems unlikely to be available for Wednesday's series finale versus Baltimore, but he could return to action during the upcoming four-game set in Tampa Bay, which begins Thursday.

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  • Patrick Wisdom CHC 3B
    Cubs' Patrick Wisdom: Tallies two hits, stolen base
    2h ago

    Wisdom went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Despite not going deep for the first time in five contests, Wisdom still had a good night at the plate and on the bases. His stolen base in the second inning was his first of the season. Wisdom had just four steals in five attempts last year, so fantasy managers shouldn't expect too much more in that category. They should expect more home runs, however, as Wisdom leads the team with 10 long balls across 39 games so far.

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  • Emmanuel Rivera KC 3B
    Royals' Emmanuel Rivera: Absent with illness
    2h ago

    Rivera was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks due to an illness, Joel Goldberg of Bally Sports Kansas City reports.

    Kyle Isbel was also scratched Tuesday due to illness symptoms, though neither player is in the COVID-19 protocols as of yet. The Royals have a scheduled day off Wednesday, and Rivera should be considered day-to-day heading into Thursday's series opener at Minnesota.

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  • Wilmer Flores SF 3B
    Giants' Wilmer Flores: Not in Tuesday's lineup
    4h ago

    Flores is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Flores started the past six games and will take a seat Tuesday after posting a .661 OPS during that stretch. Tommy La Stella will bat leadoff as the designated hitter while Thairo Estrada starts at the keystone.

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  • Andrelton Simmons CHC SS
    Cubs' Andrelton Simmons: Records three hits in win
    2h ago

    Simmons went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Simmons was productive from the bottom of the order, helping lead the Cubs to an easy 11-4 win. The shortstop is still known more for his defensive ability, and while he's starting to play more regularly after missing some time to begin the year due to a shoulder injury, fantasy managers shouldn't expect too many performances like this. Simmons still has just a .553 OPS for the season, and he finished with a .557 OPS across 131 games with Minnesota in 2021.

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  • Fernando Tatis SD SS
    Padres' Fernando Tatis: More healing needed before swinging
    3h ago

    Tatis (wrist) underwent a bone scan Tuesday which revealed more healing is required before being cleared to swing a bat, Annie Heilbrunn of Bally Sports San Diego reports.

    Tatis has been taking part in light field work, but he's not yet able to play catch or swing a bat. The 23-year-old is expected to receive another bone scan "sooner rather than later," but it's clear his return to full baseball activities won't happen in the immediate future.

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  • Willy Adames MIL SS
    Brewers' Willy Adames: Won't return this weekend
    4h ago

    Adames (ankle) participating in batting practice and fielding grounders Tuesday but won't be activated during the upcoming four-game series in St. Louis, which begins Thursday, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    The 26-year-old recently said he was optimistic about being activated from the 10-day injured list when first eligible Thursday, but he'll be sidelined at least a few more days as he returns from a sprained left ankle. The fact Adames continue to ramp up his baseball activities is an encouraging sign, so he could be back for Monday's series opener against the Cubs.

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  • Wander Franco TB SS
    Rays' Wander Franco: May need more days off
    7h ago

    Franco is still considered somewhat day-to-day with a quadriceps issue despite the fact the he's in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Franco is in the lineup Tuesday after missing the last two games, but it sounds as though the Rays expect to keep managing the issue going forward. Expect a few more off days for the young shortstop than normal over the next week or so, but a trip to the injured list seems unlikely given that Franco was cleared to start Tuesday's contest.

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  • Alcides Escobar WAS SS
    Nationals' Alcides Escobar: Heads to bench Tuesday
    8h ago

    Escobar is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.

    Escobar still looks to have the edge on Dee Strange-Gordon for the everyday shortstop role, but the former may found himself on the bench more frequently in the past couple weeks while he's dealt with minor injuries. The 35-year-old's lack of productivity at the plate has also been a factor; Escobar is getting on base at a .257 clip and has mustered only four extra-base hits through 109 plate appearances this season. Strange-Gordon (.422 OPS in 38 plate appearances) hasn't been any more productive, so it wouldn't be a surprise if the Nationals looked to the minor-league ranks or outside the organization at some point in search of an upgrade at the position.

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  • Miguel Rojas MIA SS
    Marlins' Miguel Rojas: Still sidelined with calf issue
    8h ago

    Rojas (calf) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game in Tampa, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    The Marlins will be without both of their preferred starters in the middle infield, as Jazz Chisholm (hamstring) joins Rojas on the bench. Erik Gonzalez will hit eighth and check in at shortstop for Rojas, who is out for a second straight game due to a sore left calf.

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  • Tyler Naquin CIN RF
    Reds' Tyler Naquin: Clubs fifth homer
    2m ago

    Naquin went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run scored during Tuesday's 11-4 loss to the Cubs.

    Naquin singled and scored during the opening frame, homered in the eighth and singled again in the ninth. It's his second three-game game of the season and 11th multi-hit effort. The 31-year-old has a .270/.319/.492 slash line with five home runs, 22 RBI, 19 runs and three stolen bases through 35 games in 2022.

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  • Kyle Tucker HOU RF
    Astros' Kyle Tucker: Three-run homer in win
    15m ago

    Tucker went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in the win over the Guardians on Tuesday.

    Tucker took Zach Plesac deep for a three-run shot in the bottom of fifth inning, expanding the Astros' lead to 7-1. The long ball was his eighth of the year and first in his last seven games. Tucker has struggled to produce consistently at the plate this season, batting just .174 with one-extra base hit and four RBI in seven games after launching two homers and driving in six versus the Red Sox on May 17. Overall, the outfielder has compiled a .240/.335/.447 slash line over 150 at-bats this year, his worst average and slugging percentage since his debut season in 2018.

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  • Matt Beaty SD RF
    Padres' Matt Beaty: Begins rehab assignment
    33m ago

    Beaty (shoulder) reported to Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday to begin a rehab assignment, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Beaty has been sidelined by a shoulder impingement since May 8, but he's now in the final stages of his rehab program. The 29-year-old could rejoin the Padres active roster by this weekend if all goes well during the rehab stint with El Paso.

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  • Giancarlo Stanton NYY RF
    Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton: MRI on tap
    1h ago

    Stanton (calf) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Wednesday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

    The 32-year-old exited Tuesday's matchup with the Orioles due to tightness in his right calf. Stanton seems unlikely to be available for Wednesday's series finale after undergoing the MRI, but he could avoid a trip to the injured list if the imaging results are encouraging.

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  • Ramon Laureano OAK RF
    Athletics' Ramon Laureano: Heading for more X-rays
    2h ago

    Laureano (hand) is progressing slower than expected in his recovery and is undergoing a second batch of X-rays on Tuesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.

    The 27-year-old had X-rays come back negative after being struck by a pitch on the right hand Saturday, but he's out of the lineup again Tuesday and is now headed for more imaging. Laureano seems unlikely to be available for Wednesday's series finale in Seattle regardless of the new X-ray results.

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  • Giancarlo Stanton NYY RF
    Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton: Exits with calf tightness
    2h ago

    Stanton was removed from Tuesday's game against the Orioles with right calf tightness, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

    Stanton went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before being replaced by a pinch hitter during the seventh inning. The severity of the injury remains unclear, and the veteran slugger should be considered day-to-day until his status is updated.

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  • Tyler Mahle CIN SP
    Reds' Tyler Mahle: Rocked by Cubs
    8m ago

    Mahle (2-5) took the loss Tuesday against the Cubs after surrendering eight runs on nine hits with six strikeouts and three walks over four innings.

    Mahle entered Tuesday's contest with a 2.60 ERA across his past thee starts, but Chicago tagged him for three runs during the first inning, and things didn't get better from there. It was the fourth time this season the right-hander has issued three walks, and he threw only 60 of his 103 pitches for strikes. Mahle will carry a 6.32 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 50:23 K:BB into his next turn through the rotation.

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  • Framber Valdez HOU SP
    Astros' Framber Valdez: Quality start in win Tuesday
    24m ago

    Valdez (4-2) got the win Tuesday after he tossed seven innings, surrendering three runs on seven hits while striking out four versus the Guardians.

    Valdez gave up a solo home run to Jose Ramirez in the first inning before later surrendering one run in both the sixth and seventh frames. The outing was his sixth consecutive quality start and third outing in a row where he tossed at least seven innings. The 28-year-old also avoided walking a batter for the first time in 2022. Outside of one poor outing versus the Angels on April 19 where he allowed six runs in 4.1 innings, Valdez has been dominant this season, giving up three or fewer runs in eight starts. He owns a 2.83 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 43 strikeouts over 54 frames this year.

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  • Sonny Gray MIN SP
    Twins' Sonny Gray: Blanks Tigers over seven
    1h ago

    Gray (2-1) earned the win Tuesday after he pitched seven scoreless, giving up four hits and a walk while striking out 10 versus the Tigers.

    Gray was dominant Tuesday, allowing only one extra-base hit while striking out a season-high 10 batters. The outing was his longest of the campaign and he has allowed two or fewer runs in all six of his starts on the year. Since returning from the injured list May 6, Gray has posted a 1.69 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 30 strikeouts over 21.1 frames in four starts. His season-long numbers now stand at a 2.60 ERA and 1.12 WHIP over six outings. The 32-year-old tentatively lines up to toe the rubber next Sunday versus the Royals.

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  • Kyle Freeland COL SP
    Rockies' Kyle Freeland: Lasts 4.1 frames
    1h ago

    Freeland did not factor in the decision Tuesday against the Pirates, allowing one run on two hits and two walks over 4.1 innings. He struck out six.

    The left-hander didn't give up a hit through the first four frames Tuesday, but Pittsburgh tallied a run on two hits and a walk during the fifth before he was pulled. Freeland has issued a walk in every start this season and multiple walks in four straight outings. He'll carry a 4.85 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 40:15 K:BB across 48 innings (nine starts) into his next outing, which tentatively lines up for Sunday in Washington.

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  • Beau Brieske DET SP
    Tigers' Beau Brieske: Loses again Tuesday
    1h ago

    Brieske (0-4) allowed two runs on six hits across four innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Twins. He walked one and struck out three.

    Brieske pitched OK, though he needed 90 pitches to get through four innings, so he wasn't able to go very deep in the contest. He was also outdueled by Sonny Gray, who tossed seven shutout innings, and the Tigers fell 2-0 with just five hits as a team. Brieske at least bounced back after allowing two long balls and six runs in his last start, but his first MLB win remains elusive. The rookie will carry a 5.04 ERA into his next scheduled start Sunday against the Guardians.

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  • Marcus Stroman CHC SP
    Cubs' Marcus Stroman: Cruises to easy win
    2h ago

    Stroman (2-4) allowed two runs on four hits across five innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Reds. He walked two and struck out eight.

    The Cubs scored three runs in the first inning and 11 in the game, so Stroman got plenty of run support in an easy win while also recording a new season high in strikeouts. The righty started the season slowly and his ERA is still a bit high at 4.71, but he's been better lately with a 2.35 ERA across his past four starts, and he's gone 2-2 in that stretch. Considering Stroman posted a 3.02 ERA across 33 starts with the Mets in 2021, fantasy managers should expect more of the same moving forward. He'll look to keep it rolling in his next scheduled start Monday as part of a doubleheader against the Brewers.

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  • Robert Gsellman CHC RP
    Cubs' Robert Gsellman: Secures three-inning save
    15m ago

    Gsellman earned a save during Tuesday's 11-4 win over the Reds after giving up two runs on four hits with one strikeout and one walk over three innings.

    The right-hander entered during the seventh inning with the Cubs holding an eight-run lead, and he closed out the game to record an unconventional save. Gsellman has appeared in six games since Chicago selected his contract in early May, and he has a 5.54 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 8:3 K:BB over 12 innings.

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  • Daniel Bard COL RP
    Rockies' Daniel Bard: Picks up second win
    27m ago

    Bard (2-2) earned the win in Tuesday's extra-inning victory over the Pirates after giving up one hit with three strikeouts and one walk over two scoreless innings.

    The 36-year-old allowed a walk and a single during the ninth inning but preserved a 1-1 tie, and he returned for the 10th after Colorado took the lead and stranded the designated runner at second base. It was the first time this season Bard has recorded more than three outs, and he may be unavailable for Wednesday's series finale after throwing 35 pitches. He has a 3.31 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 23:6 K:BB across 16.1 innings and is 10-for-12 in save opportunities.

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  • Jhoan Duran MIN RP
    Twins' Jhoan Duran: Snags another save Tuesday
    42m ago

    Duran pitched a scoreless ninth inning on his way to a save in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Tigers. He hit a batter and allowed a base knock.

    With Emilio Pagan unavailable after working two innings Monday, Duran was called upon in the ninth Tuesday. He allowed a single to Miguel Cabrera to open the frame and hit Jeimer Candelario with one out in the inning, but he was able to get Willi Castro to ground into a double play to end the game. The 24-year-old now has now converted all four of his save opportunities this year while also snagging four holds. Duran has posted a 2.53 ERA and 0.75 WHIP with 31 punchouts over 21.1 innings in 16 appearances in 2022. Pagan still appears the favorite for the ninth inning, but the rookie seems to be a budding star in the big-leagues.

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    Pirates' Roansy Contreras: Covers five scoreless frames
    1h ago

    Contreras allowed three hits and two walks over five scoreless innings during Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Rockies in 10 innings. He had five strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.

    The 22-year-old was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Monday's contest, and he immediately delivered a strong performance.. Contreras opened the season on the big-league roster as a long reliever, and he had a 3.52 ERA over 7.2 innings before being sent to Indianapolis to get stretched out. The right-hander is now back in the majors and is getting the chance to prove he belongs in the starting rotation.

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  • Michael Fulmer DET RP
    Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Looks sharp in loss
    1h ago

    Fulmer struck out all three batters he faced in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

    Fulmer hadn't appeared in a game since Wednesday, as the Tigers are just 1-5 in their past six contests, so they haven't turned over too many leads to their more high-leverage relievers. The righty didn't show any rust, as he made quick work of the Twins in the seventh inning. Fulmer now has 14 strikeouts across 16.1 innings this season to go with a 3.31 ERA.

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  • Chris Rodriguez LAA RP
    Angels' Chris Rodriguez: Shut down from throwing
    2h ago

    Rodriguez (shoulder) recently experienced a setback in his recovery and has been shut down from throwing, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    It's unclear exactly how far Rodriguez was into his throwing program, but he's now been shut down. The 23-year-old began the season on the 60-day injured list while recovery from capsule repair surgery in November, and the setback could jeopardize any chance of seeing game action in 2022.

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  • Daniel Vogelbach PIT DH
    Pirates' Daniel Vogelbach: Lands on injured list
    6h ago

    Vogelbach was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a strained left hamstring, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    The 29-year-old started Monday after missing three straight games with an injury to his lower body, and he's now sidelined by a hamstring injury. Vogelbach will be eligible to return June 3, though it's unclear exactly how long he's expected to be sidelined. Michael Chavis is likely to see increased playing time during his absence.

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  • Luke Voit SD DH
    Padres' Luke Voit: On bench Tuesday
    6h ago

    Voit is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Brewers.

    Voit has a .829 OPS across his past 10 games and will take a seat for Tuesday's contest. Robinson Cano will bat sixth as the designated hitter against Milwaukee.

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  • J.D. Martinez BOS DH
    Red Sox's J.D. Martinez: Back in action
    8h ago

    Martinez (back) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, batting third while serving as the designated hitter, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports.

    Martinez was scratched Sunday against Seattle due to back spasms, but the issue was evidently fairly minor, as he's good to go following Monday's scheduled off day. That's great news for the Red Sox, as Martinez is off to an excellent start at the plate this season, hitting .349/.390/.581.

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  • Clint Frazier CHC DH
    Cubs' Clint Frazier: Set for full rehab game in outfield
    9h ago

    Frazier (appendectomy) is scheduled to play a full game in the outfield Tuesday for Triple-A Iowa, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Tuesday will mark the sixth game of Frazier's rehab assignment as he works his way back into playing shape following a three-week shutdown due to an appendectomy. Through his first five games with Iowa, Frazier has gone 3-for-17 with two doubles, two walks, three runs and an RBI. He'll likely fill a reserve role in the Chicago outfield once he's ready to return from the 10-day injured list.

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  • Juan Yepez STL DH
    Cardinals' Juan Yepez: Clubs fourth homer
    14h ago

    Yepez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 7-3 extra-inning win over the Blue Jays.

    Starting at DH and batting fifth, Yepez took Jose Berrios deep in the seventh inning. The 24-year-old continues to prove he belongs in the majors, and through his first 18 big-league games, he's slashing .304/.377/.522 with four homers, seven RBI and 13 runs.

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  • J.D. Davis NYM DH
    Mets' J.D. Davis: Racks up four hits Monday
    23h ago

    Davis went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI in a 13-3 win over the Giants on Monday.

    Davis doubled in a run in the sixth inning and notched another RBI with a single in the ninth. He finished with his first performance with more than two hits on the campaign. The big effort lifted Davis' batting average over 40 points from .188 to .230.

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