TheRotofeed http://feed.informer.com/digests/5OVEQCRACH/feeder TheRotofeed Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:53:44 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Detmers and the Deadline, Opportunity Knocks for Lucky Fantasy Stocks https://razzball.com/detmers-and-the-deadline-opportunity-knocks-for-lucky-fantasy-stocks/ Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com urn:uuid:ad7d0158-0a9c-072f-3661-dd39de2c98a3 Sun, 01 Aug 2021 07:00:12 +0000 <span style="font-weight: 400">A lot of the MLB trade deadline coverage I’ve seen has been comprehensive, or given the old college try at such, but I will do neither. </span> <span style="font-weight: 400">Instead, I will zero in on the things I’ve taken away for fantasy function. Even so, I will miss things and obscure the reality of a player’s potential at times for the sake of finishing a sentence. Baseball is so limitless it’s really all we prospect few ever really do: obscure reality’s unknowable potential so we can take our snapshots and hit our deadlines. In accepting and embracing this chaos, I hope to stay a step ahead of the competition, and I hope you’ll join me like two wild runners in Pamplona gambling with their blood. </span> Fantasy Baseball Prospects Josiah Gray Keibert Ruiz Luis Garcia Reid Detmers The Itch Padres Place Fernando Tatis Jr, Chris Paddack On 10-Day IL https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/padres-place-fernando-tatis-jr-chris-paddack-on-10-day-il.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:d402637a-3661-4c65-65ac-37ea3a45a2b6 Sun, 01 Aug 2021 04:24:08 +0000 11:24PM: Season-ending shoulder surgery &#8220;would be on the table&#8221; for Tatis if he doesn&#8217;t show improvement during his 10-day IL stint, Tinger told The Athletic&#8217;s Dennis Lin and other reporters.  However, Tatis is intent on playing again this year. 6:01PM: The Padres have placed shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and right-hander Chris Paddack on the 10-day&#8230; <p><strong>11:24PM</strong>: Season-ending shoulder surgery &#8220;<em><span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-poiln3 r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0">would be on the table</span></em>&#8221; for Tatis if he doesn&#8217;t show improvement during his 10-day IL stint, Tinger told <a href="https://twitter.com/dennistlin/status/1421686882631442436" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">The Athletic&#8217;s Dennis Lin</a> and other reporters.  However, Tatis is intent on playing again this year.</p> <p><strong>6:01PM</strong>: The Padres have placed shortstop <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tatisfe02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Fernando Tatis Jr.</a></strong> and right-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/paddach01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Chris Paddack</a></strong> on the 10-day injured list.  Tatis is on the IL with left shoulder inflammation, after <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/fernando-tatis-leaves-game-with-apparent-shoulder-injury.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">leaving last night&#8217;s game</a> with a shoulder problem following a slide into third base.  Paddack has been sidelined with a left oblique strain, and his placement is retroactive to July 28.</p> <p>In corresponding moves, the Padres also optioned righty <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/crismna01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Nabil Crismatt</a></strong> to Triple-A while calling up right-handers <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=diazmi02,diaz--006mig&amp;search=Miguel+Diaz&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Miguel Diaz</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/knehrre01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Reiss Knehr</a></strong>, and newly-acquired outfielder <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/marisja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jake Marisnick</a></strong> was added to the active roster.</p> <p>This is the second time Tatis&#8217; bothersome left shoulder has sent him to the injured list this season, as he suffered a slight labrum tear back <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/04/padres-to-place-fernando-tatis-jr-on-10-day-il.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">in early April</a> but ended up missing only a minimal amount of time.  Tatis has since missed a couple of games with mild shoulder soreness, but Padres manager <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tinglja99.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jayce Tingler</a></strong> told Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune (<a href="https://twitter.com/sdutKevinAcee/status/1421581966286020610" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Twitter</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/sdutKevinAcee/status/1421603604247433222" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">links</a>) and other reporters that Tatis&#8217; shoulder was &#8220;<em>more sore</em>&#8221; in the aftermath of this injury than in his past shoulder aggravations.</p> <p>According to Acee, there isn&#8217;t yet any indication that the Padres are considering shutting Tatis down in the wake of these recurring injuries.  If surgery is the only way to fully correct the problem, that would obviously sideline Tatis for the rest of this season and potentially into 2022, depending on the extent of the procedure and the severity of the shoulder damage.  The fact that Tatis has been able to bounce back multiple times this year and still produce at a superstar level provides some hope that he&#8217;ll also be able to recover from this latest setback, though it would seem to appear that Tatis will require more than just the minimum 10 days of recovery time.</p> <p>There is no way to actually replace Tatis, of course, though San Diego&#8217;s acquisition of <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fraziad01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Adam Frazier</a></strong> last week now looks all the more important.  <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/croneja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jake Cronenworth</a></strong> can slide over to shortstop while Frazier takes over as planned at second base, but that scenario also interrupts the Padres&#8217; initial plan &#8212; using Cronenworth at first base and Frazier as a super-utilityman around the diamond, providing cover for and depth behind <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hosmeer01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Eric Hosmer</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=,myerswi01&amp;search=Wil+Myers&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Wil Myers</a></strong>.  <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kimha01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Ha-Seong Kim</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/profaju01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jurickson Profar</a></strong> are also on hand as utility options.</p> <p>Losing Paddack is also no small matter for the Padres, who have been consistently hampered by rotation injuries all season.  San Diego was rumored to be looking at multiple starters prior to the trade deadline, but reliever <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hudsoda01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Daniel Hudson</a></strong> ended up being their only new arm.  Paddack was scheduled to start on Sunday, but the Padres might now turn to Knehr or another option for tomorrow&#8217;s game.</p> <p>Paddack has pitched better (3.92 SIERA) than his 5.13 ERA would indicate, though he has allowed a lot of hard contact.  Perhaps the key stat is 93 innings pitched, as Paddack has been a reliably durable member of the starting staff apart from a 10-day COVID absence early in the season.  The right-hander has a below-average strikeout rate but he has been one of the best at limiting free passes; Paddack&#8217;s walk rate is only five percent.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=ChIRrKharjk:q0gM8cg0WiA:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Chris Paddack Fernando Tatis Jr. Jake Marisnick Miguel Diaz Nabil Crismatt Newsstand Reiss Knehr San Diego Padres Transactions Mark Polishuk Jed Hoyer Discusses Cubs’ Deadline Moves https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/jed-hoyer-discusses-cubs-deadline-moves.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:6e6485e9-abb8-ac0f-22c1-586969906954 Sun, 01 Aug 2021 03:28:08 +0000 The Cubs were one of the busiest teams of deadline season, moving many of their veteran players in a series of trades that officially closed the curse-breaking era of Wrigleyville baseball.  However, president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer feels the next window of contention will open sooner rather than later thanks to these deals, telling&#8230; <p>The Cubs were one of the busiest teams of deadline season, moving many of their veteran players in a series of trades that officially closed the curse-breaking era of Wrigleyville baseball.  However, president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer feels the next window of contention will open sooner rather than later thanks to these deals, telling <a href="https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/cubs/ct-chicago-cubs-deadline-hoyer-20210731-ad6tozjrqnf5xoxryxbfj3yski-story.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">The Chicago Tribune&#8217;s Meghan Montemurro</a> and other reporters that &#8220;<em>we did everything we could today and over the last week to try to reset this organization and to try to make the best decisions possible</em>.&#8221;</p> <p>Citing the recent examples of the Phillies, Tigers, and Giants, Hoyer wanted to avoid a scenario that would&#8217;ve seen the Cubs perhaps wait too long to make that &#8220;<em>reset</em>,&#8221; as Hoyer said those other clubs &#8220;<em>basically ran to the end of the cliff and they fell off and they had to rebuild</em>.&#8221;  While Hoyer said that the organization was &#8220;<em>willing to go to that point if this was a winning team this year</em>,&#8221; the team&#8217;s 11-game losing streak from June 25 to July 6 essentially ended the Cubs&#8217; chances of competing in the NL Central, especially since the Brewers got hot and broke out to a big lead.</p> <p>Rather than seeing impending free agents like <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bryankr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Kris Bryant</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/baezja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Javier Baez</a></strong>, or <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=rizzoan01,rizzo-003ant&amp;search=Anthony+Rizzo&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Anthony Rizzo</a></strong> all potentially leave for nothing this winter, the decision was made to move them at the deadline.  &#8220;<em>We were able to, in my mind, speed that process up dramatically because we’re able to acquire a lot of young talent, some on the major-league team, some that’ll be in the minors</em>,&#8221; Hoyer said.</p> <p>Of course, there was no shortage of &#8220;<em>real emotion</em>&#8221; that went into trading some of the iconic Cubs figures of recent years, and Hoyer didn&#8217;t rule out pursuing reunions with any of these now-former stars in free agency this winter.  As Montemurro notes, however, such re-signings are perhaps a little unlikely, given how the Cubs had extension talks with several of their top players dating back to 2020, yet couldn&#8217;t come to terms on a long-term deal.</p> <p>There don&#8217;t appear to be any hard feelings on at least Baez&#8217;s side, as the newly-minted Mets infielder told <a href="https://twitter.com/Russ_Dorsey1/status/1421265437782855681" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Russell Dorsey of The Chicago Sun-Times</a> that &#8220;<span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-poiln3 r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0"><em>I think the communication here has been really good between the players in the [Cubs&#8217;] front office.  They talked to us straight up told us what the chances were.  We understand the business side.  It happens.  Hopefully happens for the best for the organization</em>.&#8221;</span></p> <p>Catcher <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/contrwi01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Willson Contreras</a></strong> (controlled through the 2022 season) is one of the few notable stars remaining on the roster, and it stands to reason that the Cubs might explore trading Contreras this winter, after discussing some potential deals with teams last offseason.  For Contreras&#8217; part, however, he would &#8220;<span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-poiln3 r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0"><em>love to stay here&#8230;.This is the only team I&#8217;ve played for, and if they want to rebuild around me, I&#8217;m happy to talk</em>.&#8221;</span></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=gklYYzCai7g:wA9JxrD-9wA:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Javier Baez Jed Hoyer Willson Contreras Mark Polishuk Marlins Discussed Trades Involving Bryan Reynolds, Brandon Marsh https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/marlins-discussed-trades-involving-bryan-reynolds-brandon-marsh.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:0b44d179-ff7d-8503-2496-91674a873a40 Sun, 01 Aug 2021 02:45:11 +0000 Prior to the trade deadline, the Marlins were looking for outfield help, and explored what would have been a pair of major deals.  Barry Jackson and Craig Mish of The Miami Herald report that the Marlins checked in with the Pirates about All-Star center fielder Bryan Reynolds, and also discussed a fascinating deal with the&#8230; <p>Prior to the trade deadline, the Marlins were looking for outfield help, and explored what would have been a pair of major deals.  <a href="https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/miami-marlins/article252345073.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Barry Jackson and Craig Mish of The Miami Herald</a> report that the Marlins checked in with the Pirates about All-Star center fielder <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/reynobr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Bryan Reynolds</a></strong>, and also discussed a fascinating deal with the Angels that would have seen Miami acquire outfielder <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/marshbr02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Brandon Marsh</a></strong> in exchange for <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=meyer-000max&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Max Meyer</a></strong>, the third overall pick of the 2020 draft.</p> <p>It&#8217;s probably safe to assume that almost every team in baseball at least asked the Pirates about Reynolds, who has delivered great results in two of his three MLB seasons.  Reynolds has rebounded from a sophomore slump to hit .309/.388/.525 with 18 homers over 425 plate appearances this season, with an .385 xwOBA that ranks among the league&#8217;s best.</p> <p>Reynolds turns 27 in January and is controlled through the 2025 season, making him one of the few assets that the rebuilding Pirates <a href="https://theathletic.com/2714711/2021/07/19/rosenthal-the-10-most-intriguing-questions-of-the-2021-mlb-trade-deadline/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">weren&#8217;t looking</a> to move in general, and certainly not for anything short of a huge return.  &#8220;Pittsburgh wanted more than the Marlins were willing to consider,&#8221; Jackson/Mish write, so talks ultimately didn&#8217;t pan out.</p> <p>As for the negotiations with the Angels, other players may have been involved in the proposed deal, so it wouldn&#8217;t have been only a straight Marsh-for-Meyer swap.  Such major trades of top prospects are rare, though this particular move would have addressed needs for both clubs.  It isn&#8217;t any secret that the Angels are looking to add young arms, as evidenced by their two deadline day trades that netted five minor league pitchers, or <a href="https://www.mlb.com/draft/tracker/2021/all/team/angels" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">their 20-player draft class</a> consisting of nothing but hurlers.</p> <p>Meyer might already be pretty close to the majors, after throwing three years of college ball and making his pro debut this year at Double-A.  The right-hander has a 1.93 ERA over 70 innings for Double-A Pensacola and ranks 38th on Baseball America&#8217;s midseason top 100 prospects list.</p> <p>As impressive as Meyer has been, he is only one of several impressive pitchers at both the MLB and minor league levels of Miami&#8217;s organization.  With this surplus in mind, Jackson/Mish write that the Marlins are looking to deal a pitcher for &#8220;a front-line offensive prospect&#8221; like Marsh, who made his Major League debut earlier this month.</p> <p>Marsh had an even higher placement on BA&#8217;s midseason list, ranking as the 26th-best prospect in all of baseball.  His first taste of Triple-A ball was limited to 24 games due to shoulder inflammation, but he hit well over that limited playing time and earned his first look at the MLB level.  Seen as a center fielder of the future, Marsh would be a natural replacement for <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/martest01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Starling Marte</a></strong> up the middle in Miami, and the Angels might be willing to move such a player for premium pitching talent since L.A. has another big outfield prospect in <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/adelljo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jo Adell</a></strong>.</p> <p>Between Marte, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/duvalad01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Adam Duvall</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/dickeco01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Corey Dickerson</a></strong>, the Marlins have traded three veteran outfielders in a little over a month&#8217;s time, making the position a target area for the offseason.  <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=sanchje02,sanchje01,sanche008jes,sanche010jes,sanche003jes&amp;search=Jesus+Sanchez&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jesus Sanchez</a></strong> and the <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/marlins-trade-yimi-garcia-astros.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">newly-acquired</a> <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/delacbr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Bryan De La Cruz</a></strong> will be in the mix as potential starters, though Jackson/Mish write that <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/brinsle01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Lewis Brinson</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/harrimo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Monte Harrison</a></strong> aren&#8217;t seen as long-term options.  For Harrison, &#8220;his future with the organization is uncertain&#8221; after an internal matter that reportedly involved Harrison having to be restrained after an argument with Marte.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=KdZkDmpAVNU:EA5btcbZemI:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Brandon Marsh Bryan De La Cruz Bryan Reynolds Jesus Sanchez Lewis Brinson Los Angeles Angels Max Meyer Miami Marlins Monte Harrison Pittsburgh Pirates Mark Polishuk Injury Updates: Brito, Marte, Kershaw, Sale https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/injury-updates-brito-marte-kershaw-sale.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:fbf907a1-3965-ee57-0e7f-0b757c301bb6 Sun, 01 Aug 2021 01:59:29 +0000 Phillies Triple-A prospect Daniel Brito collapsed in the first inning of today&#8217;s game, and had to be taken off the field via ambulance.  According to a statement released by the team, Brito is currently undergoing surgery at a local hospital, but no other details were provided.  (Sal Maiorana of The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle has&#8230; <p><strong>Phillies</strong> Triple-A prospect <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=brito-000dan&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Daniel Brito</a></strong> collapsed in the first inning of today&#8217;s game, and had to be taken off the field via ambulance.  According to a statement released by the team, Brito is currently undergoing surgery at a local hospital, but no other details were provided.  (<a href="https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/2021/07/31/rochester-red-wings-game-postponed-medical-emergency-against-lehigh-valley-ironpigs/5444699001/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Sal Maiorana of The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle</a> has a fuller account of the on-field situation.)</p> <p>Brito is in his sixth pro season, all in the Phillies organization, and he earned his first promotion to Triple-A after hitting .296/.363/.457 in 275 PA for Double-A Reading this season.  We at MLB Trade Rumors wish all the best for Brito in the wake of this terrifying incident, and we hope he has a full recovery.</p> <p>More on injury situations from around baseball&#8230;</p> <ul> <li>The <strong>Diamondbacks</strong> reinstated <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/marteke01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Ketel Marte</a></strong> off the 10-day injured list today.  Marte missed just over a month due to a left hamstring strain, and between this injury and a right hamstring strain earlier in the season, Marte has appeared in only 37 games in 2021.  On the plus side, Marte had been hitting extremely well (.370/.419/.556 in 148 PA) when he was able to play, so he still has two months to salvage something positive from what has been a lost season for the D&#8217;Backs.  Since Arizona <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/diamondbacks-trade-rumors-ketel-marte-unlikely.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">had no intention</a> of dealing Marte or any other core players, the IL stint seemingly didn&#8217;t scuttle any potential Marte trades prior to the deadline.</li> <li><strong>Giants</strong> manager <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kaplega01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Gabe Kapler</a></strong> told reporters (including <a href="https://twitter.com/susanslusser/status/1421536254672265217" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle</a>) that <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/beltbr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Brandon Belt</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lasteto01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Tommy La Stella</a></strong> are hopefully within 7-10 days of rejoining the team.  Belt has missed a little over a month with a knee injury, while La Stella hasn&#8217;t played since May 2 due to both a hamstring injury and a fractured hand.</li> <li>There is some doubt as to whether or not <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kershcl01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Clayton Kershaw</a></strong> will make his 60-pitch sim game tomorrow, as <strong>Dodgers</strong> manager <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/roberda07.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Dave Roberts</a></strong> told reporters (including <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeDiGiovanna/status/1421600177635303426" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times</a>) that the star left-hander has &#8220;<em><span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-poiln3 r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0">some residual soreness</span></em>&#8221; in his throwing elbow.  A bout of forearm inflammation sent Kershaw to the IL on July 7, and while he was expected back in August, this development could possibly throw a wrench into that timeline.  To be clear, Roberts indicated that Kershaw might still throw the 60-pitch anyway, just that it wasn&#8217;t set in stone that the sim game would indeed take place as planned.</li> </ul> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=nP9oD1a3Kg0:GNA1Ck-mgV4:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Arizona Diamondbacks Brandon Belt Clayton Kershaw Ketel Marte Los Angeles Dodgers Philadelphia Phillies San Francisco Giants Tommy La Stella Mark Polishuk Injury Updates: Brito, Marte, Belt, La Stella, Kershaw https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/injury-updates-brito-marte-kershaw-sale.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:941004e6-0e9e-940e-2d8e-baa85306a047 Sun, 01 Aug 2021 01:59:29 +0000 Phillies Triple-A prospect Daniel Brito collapsed in the first inning of today&#8217;s game, and had to be taken off the field via ambulance.  According to a statement released by the team, Brito is currently undergoing surgery at a local hospital, but no other details were provided.  (Sal Maiorana of The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle has&#8230; <p><strong>Phillies</strong> Triple-A prospect <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=brito-000dan&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Daniel Brito</a></strong> collapsed in the first inning of today&#8217;s game, and had to be taken off the field via ambulance.  According to a statement released by the team, Brito is currently undergoing surgery at a local hospital, but no other details were provided.  (<a href="https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/2021/07/31/rochester-red-wings-game-postponed-medical-emergency-against-lehigh-valley-ironpigs/5444699001/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Sal Maiorana of The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle</a> has a fuller account of the on-field situation.)</p> <p>Brito is in his sixth pro season, all in the Phillies organization, and he earned his first promotion to Triple-A after hitting .296/.363/.457 in 275 PA for Double-A Reading this season.  We at MLB Trade Rumors wish all the best for Brito in the wake of this terrifying incident, and we hope he has a full recovery.</p> <p>More on injury situations from around baseball&#8230;</p> <ul> <li>The <strong>Diamondbacks</strong> reinstated <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/marteke01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Ketel Marte</a></strong> off the 10-day injured list today.  Marte missed just over a month due to a left hamstring strain, and between this injury and a right hamstring strain earlier in the season, Marte has appeared in only 37 games in 2021.  On the plus side, Marte had been hitting extremely well (.370/.419/.556 in 148 PA) when he was able to play, so he still has two months to salvage something positive from what has been a lost season for the D&#8217;Backs.  Since Arizona <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/diamondbacks-trade-rumors-ketel-marte-unlikely.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">had no intention</a> of dealing Marte or any other core players, the IL stint seemingly didn&#8217;t scuttle any potential Marte trades prior to the deadline.</li> <li><strong>Giants</strong> manager <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kaplega01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Gabe Kapler</a></strong> told reporters (including <a href="https://twitter.com/susanslusser/status/1421536254672265217" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle</a>) that <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/beltbr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Brandon Belt</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lasteto01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Tommy La Stella</a></strong> are hopefully within 7-10 days of rejoining the team.  Belt has missed a little over a month with a knee injury, while La Stella hasn&#8217;t played since May 2 due to both a hamstring injury and a fractured hand.</li> <li>There is some doubt as to whether or not <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kershcl01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Clayton Kershaw</a></strong> will make his 60-pitch sim game tomorrow, as <strong>Dodgers</strong> manager <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/roberda07.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Dave Roberts</a></strong> told reporters (including <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeDiGiovanna/status/1421600177635303426" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times</a>) that the star left-hander has &#8220;<em><span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-poiln3 r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0">some residual soreness</span></em>&#8221; in his throwing elbow.  A bout of forearm inflammation sent Kershaw to the IL on July 7, and while he was expected back in August, this development could possibly throw a wrench into that timeline.  To be clear, Roberts indicated that Kershaw might still throw the 60-pitch anyway, just that it wasn&#8217;t set in stone that the sim game would indeed take place as planned.</li> </ul> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=nP9oD1a3Kg0:GNA1Ck-mgV4:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Arizona Diamondbacks Brandon Belt Clayton Kershaw Ketel Marte Los Angeles Dodgers Philadelphia Phillies San Francisco Giants Tommy La Stella Mark Polishuk Taylor Rogers’ Season In Jeopardy Due To Finger Injury https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/taylor-rogers-season-in-jeopardy-due-to-finger-injury.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:cbb8f399-b450-87f6-4458-4605d4c735bd Sun, 01 Aug 2021 00:59:10 +0000 Taylor Rogers is hoping to avoid a season-ending surgery in the wake of his recent finger injury, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli told The Minneapolis Star Tribune&#8217;s Phil Miller and other reporters.  Baldelli initially thought that Rogers&#8217; injury would indeed keep the left-hander out of action for the remainder of the 2021 season, though Rogers received&#8230; <p><strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rogerta01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Taylor Rogers</a></strong> is hoping to avoid a season-ending surgery in the wake of his recent finger injury, <strong>Twins</strong> manager <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/baldero01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Rocco Baldelli</a></strong> told <a href="https://www.startribune.com/twins-activate-luis-arraez-but-concede-taylor-rogers-season-might-be-over/600083608/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">The Minneapolis Star Tribune&#8217;s Phil Miller</a> and other reporters.  Baldelli initially thought that Rogers&#8217; injury would indeed keep the left-hander out of action for the remainder of the 2021 season, though Rogers received a second opinion that could allow him to heal his tendon problem without surgery.</p> <p>Rogers seems to be considering that second option for now, but it isn&#8217;t clear whether or not this non-surgical rehab route might take too long for Rogers to get back on the mound before the season is through.  The other factor could be the Twins themselves perhaps stepping in to shut Rogers down for the season, considering the team is out of the pennant race and might not want to risk Rogers coming back for meaningless games in late September.</p> <p>The injury was officially termed a left middle finger sprain, though Miller notes that the injury specifically involved the pulley tendon within Rogers&#8217; finger.  While the extent of the tendon damage isn&#8217;t known, the fact that surgery appears to be a consideration isn&#8217;t a good sign, and there could possibly even be some uncertainty about Rogers&#8217; readiness for the start of the 2022 season.  Given how finger surgeries can often carry unclear timelines, it isn&#8217;t surprising that Rogers would prefer to explore any possible avenues to avoid going under the knife.</p> <p>Were it not for this finger issue, it is quite possible Rogers might no longer be a Minnesota Twin, as the southpaw was drawing a lot of attention prior to the trade deadline.  Given how the Twins are reportedly planning to reload and attempt a return to contention in 2022, it doesn&#8217;t seem like Rogers will be shopped this offseason, regardless or whether or not he is healthy.</p> <p>Rogers has been generally excellent over his six years with Minnesota, and his performance this season (3.35 ERA, 35.5% strikeout rate, 4.8% walk rate over 40 1/3 innings) earned him his first career All-Star nod.  Rogers has one remaining year of arbitration eligibility before hitting free agency in the 2022-23 offseason.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=MJnVRT0xyN8:K1lusWC2ub4:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Minnesota Twins Taylor Rogers Mark Polishuk Dodgers Place Tony Gonsolin On 10-Day Injured List https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/dodgers-place-tony-gonsolin-on-10-day-injured-list-2.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:1b9fc6c5-be24-0318-3de1-f19bcb31a446 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 22:52:18 +0000 The Dodgers have placed right-hander Tony Gonsolin on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation, and also sent right-hander Brusdar Graterol and outfielder Luke Raley to Triple-A.  The trio of moves clears the way for Max Scherzer to be activated onto the Dodgers&#8217; roster, while righty Edwin Uceta and southpaw Garrett Cleavinger were&#8230; <p>The Dodgers have placed right-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gonsoto01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Tony Gonsolin</a></strong> on the 10-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation, and also sent right-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gratebr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Brusdar Graterol</a></strong> and outfielder <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/raleylu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Luke Raley</a></strong> to Triple-A.  The trio of moves clears the way for <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/scherma01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Max Scherzer</a></strong> to be activated onto the Dodgers&#8217; roster, while righty <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/u/ucetaed01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Edwin Uceta</a></strong> and southpaw <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cleavga01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Garrett Cleavinger</a></strong> were called up from Triple-A.</p> <p>More to come&#8230;</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=0qbUZM7Fs3g:tbkyzIlFXho:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Brusdar Graterol Edwin Uceta Garrett Cleavinger Los Angeles Dodgers Luke Raley Max Scherzer Tony Gonsolin Transactions Mark Polishuk Angels Notes: Deadline Trades, Minasian, Cobb, Ward https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/angels-notes-deadline-trades-minasian-cobb-ward.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:8f2573f2-46ad-f45b-7979-e314476e43ee Sat, 31 Jul 2021 22:46:56 +0000 The Angels acted as sellers rather than buyers at yesterday&#8217;s trade deadline, moving Andrew Heaney to the Yankees and Tony Watson to the Giants in a pair of deals.  However, these were the only moves made, as &#8220;we were not focused on tearing down this team by any stretch,&#8221; GM Perry Minasian told The Los&#8230; <p>The Angels acted as sellers rather than buyers at yesterday&#8217;s trade deadline, moving <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/heanean01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Andrew Heaney</a></strong> to the Yankees and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=watsoto01,watson001ton&amp;search=Tony+Watson&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Tony Watson</a></strong> to the Giants in a pair of deals.  However, these were the only moves made, as &#8220;<em>we were not focused on tearing down this team by any stretch</em>,&#8221; GM Perry Minasian told <a href="https://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/story/2021-07-30/angels-trade-andrew-heaney-to-yankees-tony-watson-to-giants" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">The Los Angeles Times&#8217; Jack Harris</a> and other reporters.  The club also explored adding players (including &#8220;<em>higher-salary players</em>,&#8221; as Minasian put it) to the big league roster, but couldn&#8217;t work out any such trade prior to the deadline.</p> <p>&#8220;<em>I think this group has earned the opportunity to continue to compete.  To me, we did not go into this trade deadline with the mindset of, ‘Let’s do a total rebuild’ or anything like that</em>.&#8221;</p> <p>With a 51-52 record, the Angels are only on the outskirts of the playoff race, sitting seven games out of a wild card slot and 12.5 games behind the Astros in the AL West.  <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/troutmi01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Mike Trout</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rendoan01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Anthony Rendon</a></strong> are still on the injured list, so it isn&#8217;t entirely out of the question that Anaheim could mount a late charge once those two stars eventually return, and even this slim chance of contention was enough to hold the front office off on unloading all of its rental players.  Rumors <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/angels-make-raisel-iglesias-available-in-trade-talks.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">circulated</a> around closer <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/i/iglesra01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Raisel Iglesias</a></strong> in particular, though Iglesias remains in an Angels uniform.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cobbal01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Alex Cobb</a></strong> is another of the rental players who wasn&#8217;t dealt, and it could be that the veteran righty&#8217;s health situation factored into that situation.  Cobb was placed on the 10-day injured list last night (after the deadline) due to inflammation in his right wrist, though the injury is thought to be relatively minor.</p> <p>Acquired in a trade from the Orioles last February, Cobb&#8217;s first Angels season has been very solid, as he has delivered a 3.84 ERA/3.62 SIERA over 77 2/3 innings despite dealing with blister issues and now his current wrist problem.  Re-signing Cobb would certainly seem like a solid option for a Halos team that still needs pitching, and Cobb told <a href="https://www.mlb.com/angels/news/alex-cobb-open-to-signing-extension-with-angels" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">MLB.com&#8217;s Rhett Bollinger</a> that he has let Minasian know that he would like to stay in Los Angeles, though the two sides haven&#8217;t yet had any official extension talks.</p> <p>&#8220;<em>I knew this was somewhere I wanted to be months ago&#8230;.I’ve told a lot of people, you can kind of see which team is on the verge of being a championship-caliber team, and I don’t know that &#8217;on the verge&#8217; is right, because we have so many talented guys</em>,&#8221; Cobb said.</p> <p>In less-positive news for the Angels, the team announced that <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wardta01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Taylor Ward</a></strong> suffered a non-displaced left rib fracture during a Triple-A game yesterday, and Ward has been placed on the minor league injured list.  There isn&#8217;t any current word on how long Ward could be out of action.</p> <p>It&#8217;s a tough break on multiple levels for Ward, who won&#8217;t accumulate any MLB service time while on the minors IL.  He was only optioned to Triple-A last week after spending much of the season on the Angels&#8217; roster, hitting a respectable .240/.322/.426 over 232 plate appearances and playing at all three outfield positions.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=wLx46sp27yI:mpNfZR4qjtM:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Alex Cobb Los Angeles Angels Notes Perry Minasian Taylor Ward Mark Polishuk Mets Designate Anthony Banda, Outright Akeem Bostick https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/mets-designate-anthony-banda-outright-akeem-bostick.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:045644c8-d2ee-f3fa-cbc4-fcae51cbfa95 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 22:12:25 +0000 The Mets announced that left-hander Anthony Banda has been designated for assignment, while right-hander Akeem Bostick has been outrighted to Triple-A.  The moves open up some 40-man roster space for the two particulars of yesterday&#8217;s big trade with the Cubs &#8212; Javier Baez joins New York&#8217;s active roster, while righty Trevor Williams was optioned to&#8230; <p>The Mets announced that left-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bandaan01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Anthony Banda</a></strong> has been designated for assignment, while right-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bostiak01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Akeem Bostick</a></strong> has been outrighted to Triple-A.  The moves open up some 40-man roster space for the two particulars of yesterday&#8217;s <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/mets-cubs-discussing-javier-baez.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">big trade</a> with the Cubs &#8212; <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/baezja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Javier Baez</a></strong> joins New York&#8217;s active roster, while righty <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/willitr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Trevor Williams</a></strong> was optioned to Triple-A.</p> <p><em>More to come&#8230;</em></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=KMETMkmWco8:OUW7mNJwfHQ:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Akeem Bostick Anthony Banda Javier Baez New York Mets Transactions Trevor Williams Mark Polishuk Marlins Reinstate Trevor Rogers From 10-Day IL, Designate Preston Guilmet https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/marlins-reinstate-trevor-rogers-from-10-day-il-designate-preston-guilmet.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:4663ded7-81f3-6ad9-202b-a2ace7813f81 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 22:07:15 +0000 The Marlins announced four roster moves prior to their game with the Yankees, most notably the activation of tonight&#8217;s scheduled starting pitcher.  Trevor Rogers has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list, and newly-acquired catcher Alex Jackson has also officially been added to the roster.  In corresponding moves, right-hander Preston Guilmet was designated for assignment&#8230; <p>The Marlins announced four roster moves prior to their game with the Yankees, most notably the activation of tonight&#8217;s scheduled starting pitcher.  <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=rogertr01,rogers002tre&amp;search=Trevor+Rogers&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Trevor Rogers</a></strong> has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list, and <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/braves-close-to-acquiring-adam-duvall.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">newly-acquired</a> catcher <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=jacksal02,jackso002ale&amp;search=Alex+Jackson&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Alex Jackson</a></strong> has also officially been added to the roster.  In corresponding moves, right-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/guilmpr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Preston Guilmet</a></strong> was designated for assignment and righty <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hollojo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jordan Holloway</a></strong> was optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville.</p> <p><em>More to come&#8230;</em></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=DxPuK4XPkyo:OJURV_ZGKmI:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Alex Jackson Jordan Holloway Miami Marlins Preston Guilmet Transactions Trevor Rogers Mark Polishuk COVID Notes: 7/31/21 https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/covid-notes-7-31-21.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:ccc380c9-673c-5f96-688c-04a54ed9aa7e Sat, 31 Jul 2021 21:47:05 +0000 The latest on coronavirus situations from around baseball&#8230; Marlins manager Don Mattingly has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced (MLB.com&#8217;s Christina De Nicola was among those to report the news).  Mattingly is experiencing some mild symptoms but has been vaccinated against the coronavirus.  Bench coach James Rowson will serve as acting manager while Mattingly&#8230; <p>The latest on coronavirus situations from around baseball&#8230;</p> <ul> <li><strong>Marlins</strong> manager Don Mattingly has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced (<a href="https://twitter.com/CDeNicola13/status/1421580933560520705" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">MLB.com&#8217;s Christina De Nicola</a> was among those to report the news).  Mattingly is experiencing some mild symptoms but has been vaccinated against the coronavirus.  Bench coach James Rowson will serve as acting manager while Mattingly is absent for the mandatory quarantine period.  Tests of other Marlins personnel revealed no other positive cases.</li> <li><strong>Brewers</strong> right-handers <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/strichu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Hunter Strickland</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cousija01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jake Cousins</a></strong> both tested positive for COVID-19, manager <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/counscr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Craig Counsell</a></strong> told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel&#8217;s Tom Haudricourt (<a href="https://twitter.com/Haudricourt/status/1421586174217531396" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Twitter</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Haudricourt/status/1421586730214379528" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">links</a>) and other reporters.  Righty <a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gustaja01.shtml" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external"><strong>Jandel Gustave</strong></a> is also not available due to contact tracing.  No official moves have been made in regards to the COVID-related injured list or roster replacements, though newly-acquired relievers <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/curtijo02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">John Curtiss</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/norrida01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Daniel Norris</a></strong> are both on hand and could be activated for tonight&#8217;s game.  Counsell said that Strickland and Cousins both reported mild symptoms, and both relievers have been vaccinated.</li> </ul> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=SNBr_ooJkV4:uPBotqkPGm8:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Coronavirus Don Mattingly Hunter Strickland Jake Cousins James Rowson Jandel Gustave Miami Marlins Milwaukee Brewers Notes Mark Polishuk Yankees Designate Sal Romano For Assignment https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/yankees-designate-sal-romano-for-assignment.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:3b64a6b7-b36b-7c67-8bfb-409aeca2ca01 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 21:27:16 +0000 The Yankees announced that right-hander Sal Romano has been designated for assignment.  The move creates a roster spot for left-hander Andrew Heaney, acquired yesterday in a trade with the Angels. More to come&#8230; <p>The Yankees announced that right-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/romansa01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Sal Romano</a></strong> has been designated for assignment.  The move creates a roster spot for left-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/heanean01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Andrew Heaney</a></strong>, acquired yesterday in a trade with the Angels.</p> <p>More to come&#8230;</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=Yep5ExyQS0g:ZU1Ty1JaN1c:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> New York Yankees Sal Romano Transactions Mark Polishuk Diamondbacks Sign First-Rounder Jordan Lawlar https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/diamondbacks-to-sign-first-rounder-jordan-lawlar.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:7d5fb019-c9f6-7160-ade5-4d82f1ca7b4a Sat, 31 Jul 2021 21:19:40 +0000 4:19PM: The D&#8217;Backs have officially announced their agreement with Lawlar. 3:45PM: As originally reported yesterday by John Gambadoro of 98.7FM Phoenix, the Diamondbacks reached an agreement with sixth overall pick Jordan Lawlar.  The high school shortstop signed for a hefty $6,713,300 bonus, according to MLB Pipeline&#8217;s Jim Callis (Twitter links).  This is both well over&#8230; <p><strong>4:19PM</strong>: The D&#8217;Backs have officially announced their agreement with Lawlar.</p> <p><strong>3:45PM</strong>: As originally reported <a href="https://twitter.com/Gambo987/status/1421135591152836608" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">yesterday</a> by John Gambadoro of 98.7FM Phoenix, the Diamondbacks reached an agreement with sixth overall pick <strong>Jordan Lawlar</strong>.  The high school shortstop signed for a hefty <span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-poiln3 r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0">$6,713,300</span> bonus, according to MLB Pipeline&#8217;s Jim Callis (<a href="https://twitter.com/jimcallisMLB/status/1421165369385967625" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Twitter</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/jimcallisMLB/status/1421535945803849728" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">links</a>).  This is both well over the <span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-poiln3 r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0">$5,742,900</span> assigned slot price for the sixth pick, and the largest bonus for any position player in the 2021 draft.</p> <p>The highly-touted Lawlar was seen by some as a potential first overall pick, and as a consensus top-five selection, it was perhaps a bit of a surprise that he fell to the D&#8217;Backs.  Arizona used the remaining money in its $11,271,900 draft pool to sign Lawlar, so the Diamondbacks didn&#8217;t exceed the threshold by more than five percent and thus won&#8217;t have to surrender any future draft picks.</p> <p><a href="https://www.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/31770656/kiley-mcdaniel-final-2021-mlb-draft-rankings-top-200-prospects" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">ESPN&#8217;s Kiley McDaniel</a> and <a href="https://www.baseballamerica.com/rankings/2021-mlb-draft-top-prospects/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Baseball America&#8217;s Carlos Collazo</a> each ranked Lawlar as the best prospect of the 2021 draft class, with McDaniel calling Lawlar &#8220;the best combination of skills, hit tool and track record&#8221; of all the top high school shortstops available this year.  The 19-year-old has strong all-around ability, and Collazo feels that Lawlar has a &#8220;regular all-star&#8221; ceiling if he develops a bit more power.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=K6y8Iwbdyu4:Q7e45zExdlg:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> 2021 Amateur Draft 2021 Amateur Draft Signings Arizona Diamondbacks Jordan Lawlar Transactions Mark Polishuk Diamondbacks To Sign First-Rounder Jordan Lawlar https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/diamondbacks-to-sign-first-rounder-jordan-lawlar.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:d0891990-c1f1-d7f9-7fae-e040956948de Sat, 31 Jul 2021 20:45:40 +0000 As originally reported yesterday by John Gambadoro of 98.7FM Phoenix, the Diamondbacks reached an agreement with sixth overall pick Jordan Lawlar.  The high school shortstop signed for a hefty $6,713,300 bonus, according to MLB Pipeline&#8217;s Jim Callis (Twitter links).  This is both well over the $5,742,900 assigned slot price for the sixth pick, and the&#8230; <p>As originally reported <a href="https://twitter.com/Gambo987/status/1421135591152836608" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">yesterday</a> by John Gambadoro of 98.7FM Phoenix, the Diamondbacks reached an agreement with sixth overall pick <strong>Jordan Lawlar</strong>.  The high school shortstop signed for a hefty <span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-poiln3 r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0">$6,713,300</span> bonus, according to MLB Pipeline&#8217;s Jim Callis (<a href="https://twitter.com/jimcallisMLB/status/1421165369385967625" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Twitter</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/jimcallisMLB/status/1421535945803849728" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">links</a>).  This is both well over the <span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-poiln3 r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0">$5,742,900</span> assigned slot price for the sixth pick, and the largest bonus for any position player in the 2021 draft.</p> <p>The highly-touted Lawlar was seen by some as a potential first overall pick, and as a consensus top-five selection, it was perhaps a bit of a surprise that he fell to the D&#8217;Backs.  Arizona used the remaining money in its $11,271,900 draft pool to sign Lawlar, so the Diamondbacks didn&#8217;t exceed the threshold by more than five percent and thus won&#8217;t have to surrender any future draft picks.</p> <p><a href="https://www.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/31770656/kiley-mcdaniel-final-2021-mlb-draft-rankings-top-200-prospects" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">ESPN&#8217;s Kiley McDaniel</a> and <a href="https://www.baseballamerica.com/rankings/2021-mlb-draft-top-prospects/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Baseball America&#8217;s Carlos Collazo</a> each ranked Lawlar as the best prospect of the 2021 draft class, with McDaniel calling Lawlar &#8220;the best combination of skills, hit tool and track record&#8221; of all the top high school shortstops available this year.  The 19-year-old has strong all-around ability, and Collazo feels that Lawlar has a &#8220;regular all-star&#8221; ceiling if he develops a bit more power.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=K6y8Iwbdyu4:Q7e45zExdlg:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> 2021 Amateur Draft 2021 Amateur Draft Signings Arizona Diamondbacks Jordan Lawlar Transactions Mark Polishuk Deadline Notes: Rockies, Story, Mets, Bryant, Gibson, Nationals, Dodgers https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/deadline-notes-rockies-story-mets-bryant-gibson-nationals-dodgers.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:86f1a0c1-01e0-bcf2-b22a-4969b95971ab Sat, 31 Jul 2021 20:07:05 +0000 The Rockies reportedly received offers for All-Star shortstop Trevor Story from the Yankees, Brewers, White Sox, and Rays prior to Friday&#8217;s trade deadline, per Jon Heyman of the MLB Network (via Twitter). The Rockies have been criticized for their failure to move Story, given that they are all but assured to lose him as a free&#8230; <p>The <strong>Rockies</strong> reportedly received offers for All-Star shortstop <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/storytr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Trevor Story</a></strong> from the Yankees, Brewers, White Sox, and Rays prior to Friday&#8217;s trade deadline, per Jon Heyman of the MLB Network (<a href="https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/1421557253648396289" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">via Twitter</a>). The Rockies have been criticized for their failure to move Story, given that they are all but assured to lose him as a free agent after the season. They will get a draft pick when he departs, and their front office did not deem any of the offers received as appreciably better than that draft pick will be.</p> <ul> <li>Despite all the talk, the <strong>Mets</strong> never came particularly close to acquiring <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bryankr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Kris Bryant</a></strong> from the Cubs, per Mike Puma of the New York Post (<a href="https://twitter.com/NYPost_Mets/status/1421274453196029959" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">via Twitter</a>). The two clubs were obviously in steady communication &#8212; and eventually consummated a deal for <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/baezja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Javier Baez</a></strong> &#8212; but the Cubs kept the conversation away from Bryant. Given how long Bryant had been &#8220;on the block,&#8221; the Cubs certainly had a sense of what was available.</li> <li>The Mets did, however, explore the cost for <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gibsoky01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Kyle Gibson</a></strong> of the Rangers, <a href="https://twitter.com/NYPost_Mets/status/1421250881635356679" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">notes</a> Puma, but the Rangers informed them that they had a better offer on the table from the Phillies.</li> <li>The <strong>Nationals</strong> had the pieces in place for a deal that would have sent <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/scherma01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Max Scherzer</a></strong> to the Padres on Thursday night, but they also had a deal in place with an American League East team, <a href="https://www.mlb.com/news/dodgers-2021-post-trade-deadline-faq" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">per Juan Toribio of MLB.com</a>. The Yankees, Blue Jays, Rays, and Red Sox were all said to have interest in Scherzer at one point or another.</li> <li>As for the Dodgers’ side of that deal eventual deal, they were intent on holding onto <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=pepiot000rya&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Ryan Pepiot</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=miller003bob&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Bobby Miller</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=knack-000lan&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Landon Knack</a></strong>, despite wide-ranging interest in that trio of arms.</li> </ul> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=3ybHE4Mpiw8:xCpoSssEg3g:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Chicago Cubs Colorado Rockies Kris Bryant Kyle Gibson Los Angeles Dodgers Max Scherzer New York Mets Notes Trevor Story Washington Nationals TC Zencka Astros Select Jake Meyers, Designate Nivaldo Rodriguez For Assignment https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/astros-select-jake-meyers-designate-nivaldo-rodriguez-for-assignment.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:b20e9f04-207f-379d-2671-3ed19c4509d4 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 19:39:00 +0000 The Astros announced a number of roster moves today. Phil Maton &#8212; acquired yesterday from the Indians &#8212; was added to the active roster, while Jake Meyers had his contract selected. To make room on the active roster, Bryan Abreu was optioned to the taxi squad and Brandon Bielak was optioned to Triple-A. To create&#8230; <p>The Astros announced a number of roster moves today. <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/matonph01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Phil Maton</a></strong> &#8212; <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/astros-indians-swap-myles-straw-for-phil-maton.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">acquired</a> yesterday from the Indians &#8212; was added to the active roster, while <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=meyers000jak&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jake Meyers</a></strong> had his contract selected. To make room on the active roster, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/abreubr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Bryan Abreu</a></strong> was optioned to the taxi squad and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bielabr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Brandon Bielak</a></strong> was optioned to Triple-A. To create a spot on the 40-man roster, right-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rodrini01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Nivaldo Rodriguez</a></strong> was designated for assignment, <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/1421531908408811521" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">tweets</a> Mark Berman of Fox 26.</p> <p>Meyers, 25, is the most interesting addition of the bunch here, despite his lack of prospect status and unheralded beginnings as a 13th-round pick. His revelatory play in Triple-A this season seems to be one of the driving factors in Houston&#8217;s decision to <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/astros-indians-swap-myles-straw-for-phil-maton.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">trade</a> <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/strawmy01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Myles Straw</a></strong> for Maton. It&#8217;s certainly not standard operating procedure for a first-place team like the Astros to deal their starting centerfielder for a middle reliever in the middle of a playoff race &#8212; especially with Straw being cheap and controllable through 2025.</p> <p>But Meyers raked in Triple-A, slashing .343/.408/.598 with 16 home runs for the Sugar Land Skeeters. He brings a less extreme version of Straw&#8217;s positive approach at the plate, but with the added benefit of some power potential. Meyers has walked at an 8.2 percent clip while striking out just 19.4 percent of the time. He has benefited from a .389 BABIP, and the power marks &#8211; .255 ISO, .598 SLG &#8212; are way above his career averages prior to this season.</p> <p>Defensively, he has split his time evenly between all three outfield spots this year. Back in June, <a href="https://blogs.fangraphs.com/nine-low-hype-prospects-who-are-getting-close-to-the-majors/" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">Kevin Goldstein of Fangraphs</a> noted that he profiles as an above-average defensive centerfielder, though without Straw&#8217;s arm. If his power proves to be for real, Meyers ought to be an upgrade in centerfield, assuming he can outbid <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mccorch01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Chas McCormick</a></strong> for playing time. The 26-year-old McCormick has a head start on the starter&#8217;s job with a 113 wRC+ through 178 plate appearances this season.</p> <p>Rodriguez, meanwhile, will be left exposed to waivers as a result of Houston&#8217;s trade deadline additions. The 24-year-old righty has nine career appearances between this season and last. He logged 16 innings, allowing eight earned runs on 19 hits and 10 walks while serving up five long balls. Given the need for pitching league-wide, there&#8217;s certainly a possibility somebody takes a chance on Rodriguez either as a starter or a reliever with multi-inning potential.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=VZfMdR37GC4:926lhCSO9XY:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Brandon Bielak Bryan Abreu Chas McCormick Houston Astros Nivaldo Rodriguez Phil Maton Transactions TC Zencka Top 100 Hitters: Trading Frenzy https://razzball.com/top-100-hitters-trading-frenzy/ Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com urn:uuid:10efd2e1-0e54-326c-ae14-e23a7a07fe47 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 19:00:57 +0000 The top 100 hitters for the rest of the fantasy baseball season returns this week as the baseball world enjoyed a spirited trade deadline.  Seriously, I can not remember a more entertaining few hours as big names in the majors and minors were flying off the board.  This will take some time to digest, but that was potentially a historic 48 hours.  As well, it is an exciting time in our fantasy game as values quickly change and fantasy writers like me tell our editors that being wrong this time really is not our fault!  I simply guarantee these rankings for the next 17 minutes!  Time to break down the big moves from Anthony Rizzo to Joey Gallo to Starling Marte to Kris Bryant to Trea Turner and so much more!  Check your tray tables and buckle up for another rousing rendition of the top 100 hitters for the rest of the 2021 fantasy baseball season. Top 100 Hitters Adam Duvall Anthony Rizzo Cesar Hernandez Eddie Rosario Eduardo Escobar Javier Baez Joc Pederson Joey Gallo Jorge Soler Kris Bryant Kyle Schwarber Starling Marte Trea Turner Jeremy Brewer A’s Place James Kaprielian On 10-Day Injured List, Designate Domingo Acevedo, Jacob Wilson For Assignment https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/as-place-james-kaprielian-on-10-day-injured-list-designate-domingo-acevedo-jacob-wilson-for-assignment.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:30cb4a55-f8df-5847-035c-a7df94b187ad Sat, 31 Jul 2021 18:50:52 +0000 The A&#8217;s made a number of roster moves today to make room for the additions of recently-acquired Yan Gomes and Josh Harrison. Aramis Garcia was optioned to Triple-A, and James Kaprielian was placed on the 10-day injured list with a shoulder impingement. To make room on the 40-man roster, Domingo Acevedo and Jacob Wilson, per&#8230; <p>The A&#8217;s made a number of roster moves today to make room for the additions of recently-acquired <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gomesya01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Yan Gomes</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/harrijo05.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Josh Harrison</a></strong>. <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/garciar01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Aramis Garcia</a></strong> was optioned to Triple-A, and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kaprija01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">James Kaprielian</a></strong> was placed on the 10-day injured list with a shoulder impingement. To make room on the 40-man roster, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/acevedo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Domingo Acevedo</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=wilsoja04,wilson017jac,wilson015jac,wilson019jac,wilson008jac&amp;search=Jacob+Wilson&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jacob Wilson</a></strong>, per Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle (<a href="https://twitter.com/matthewkawahara/status/1421540451471958016" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/matthewkawahara/status/1421540599107231745" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">links</a>).</p> <p>Kaprielian was supposed to start tomorrow&#8217;s ballgame. Daulton Jefferies will get the call-up to take his place, so another roster move will need to be made at that point, <a href="https://twitter.com/matthewkawahara/status/1421543305834221569" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">tweets</a> Kawahara.</p> <p><em>More to come&#8230;</em></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=rhaapbFgzOY:9FVP0g7-htM:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Aramis Garcia Domingo Acevedo Jacob Wilson James Kaprielian Josh Harrison Transactions Yan Gomes TC Zencka Points Leagues: Votto Takes Flight https://razzball.com/points-leagues-votto-takes-flight/ Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com urn:uuid:23fbf261-34b0-688e-d7d3-8cfcda998f2a Sat, 31 Jul 2021 18:00:57 +0000 Deadline day is upon us and the baseball world could look very different this time tomorrow. However, that hasn't stopped the games from being played. <strong>Joey Votto </strong>(60) is on some kind of tear right now. He's here to chew bubble gum and hit dingers and apparently he's all out of bubble gum. That's a bomb in six straight games and thanks to a couple of multi homer efforts he has 8 over that span. Votto has long been the type of guy who gets a boost to his value in points leagues. It's likely that he's already on a roster in your league, but he's not universally rostered so I would take a peek at the wire. &#160; Points Leagues 2021 fantasy baseball Abraham Toro Austin Riley Brent Rooker Daulton Varsho Eric Haase Fantasy Baseball Points Leagues Ji-Man Choi Joey Votto Jorge Soler Josh Harrison Kyle Farmer Rowdy Tellez Tyrone Taylor Butters Braves Option Orlando Arcia, Sean Newcomb https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/braves-option-orlando-arcia-sean-newcomb.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:c57daffb-abc1-f702-e8f3-f93c17a9ed0a Sat, 31 Jul 2021 17:45:28 +0000 Deadline acquisitions Richard Rodriguez and Jorge Soler are in Atlanta and active or tonight&#8217;s ballgame, per the team. To make room for their arrival, Orlando Arcia and Sean Newcomb have been optioned to Triple-A. Arcia came over from the Brewers midseason and had mostly played left field for the Braves &#8212; his first outfield appearances&#8230; <p>Deadline acquisitions <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rodriri05.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Richard Rodriguez</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/solerjo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jorge Soler</a></strong> are in Atlanta and active or tonight&#8217;s ballgame, per the team. To make room for their arrival, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/arciaor01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Orlando Arcia</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/newcose01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Sean Newcomb</a></strong> have been optioned to Triple-A.</p> <p>Arcia came over from the Brewers midseason and had mostly played left field for the Braves &#8212; his first outfield appearances in the Majors save for one game in center last season. Arcia doesn&#8217;t carry enough bat to hold down the position long-term, however, and the Braves added Soler, Eddie Rosario, and Adam Duvall to along with Joc Pederson in the outfield corners. Arcia hit just .204/.264/.347 in 53 appearances with the Braves.</p> <p><em>More to come&#8230;</em></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=-_qmYw80BN0:4KZdiXbjC7I:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Atlanta Braves Jorge Soler Orlando Arcia Richard Rodriguez Sean Newcomb Transactions TC Zencka Performance Report: 7/31 https://www.pitcherlist.com/performance-report-7-31/ Pitcher List urn:uuid:25466476-092a-d8c8-1d49-80592acbf8c1 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 17:00:38 +0000 <p>Trade deadline moves create new opportunities</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com/performance-report-7-31/">Performance Report: 7/31</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com">Pitcher List</a>.</p> Buy & Sell Gabe Zammit Tokyo 2020: Post Round-Robin Recap https://www.pitcherlist.com/tokyo-2020-post-round-robin-recap/ Pitcher List urn:uuid:6767cde6-95e2-d4fe-44ca-772cfd730067 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 17:00:20 +0000 <p>Dingers, filth, and bullpen carts!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com/tokyo-2020-post-round-robin-recap/">Tokyo 2020: Post Round-Robin Recap</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com">Pitcher List</a>.</p> Misc Olympics Adam Sloate Tyler Glasnow Expected To Undergo Tommy John Surgery https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/tyler-glasnow-expected-to-undergo-tommy-john-surgery.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:9b43f377-ecb1-af03-7ed3-43db4ac99b25 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 16:35:25 +0000 Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, per ESPN&#8217;s Jeff Passan (via Twitter). That not only officially marks an end to his 2021 season, but perhaps his 2022 season as well. Passan adds that he may not return until 2023, though there remains a &#8220;small chance&#8221; that an alternative&#8230; <p>Rays right-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/glasnty01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Tyler Glasnow</a></strong> is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, per ESPN&#8217;s Jeff Passan (<a href="https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1421508697759666181" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">via Twitter</a>). That not only officially marks an end to his 2021 season, but perhaps his 2022 season as well. Passan adds that he may not return until 2023, though there remains a &#8220;small chance&#8221; that an alternative way to rehab his partially torn UCL will be found before a potential surgery date next week.</p> <p><em>More to come.</em></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=lquNYY62ivI:aDWE9K5Yurg:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Newsstand Tampa Bay Rays Tyler Glasnow TC Zencka Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 7/31 https://www.pitcherlist.com/bullpen-depth-charts-relievers-to-stream-7-31/ Pitcher List urn:uuid:32f55e76-90d8-7ae9-6574-1760541973e5 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 16:30:24 +0000 <p>Which relievers might be in line to vulture a save or win today?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com/bullpen-depth-charts-relievers-to-stream-7-31/">Bullpen Depth Charts: Relievers To Stream — 7/31</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com">Pitcher List</a>.</p> Bullpen Depth Charts Rick Graham July Headlines: National League https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/july-headlines-national-league.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:ec3c35e6-82cf-279e-2750-f19192b362f5 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 16:28:18 +0000 This year&#8217;s trade season did not disappoint. After a wild couple of days, we&#8217;re gonna do our best to recap the action from one of the busiest trade deadline in recent memory. Let&#8217;s start with the headlines coming out of the Senior Circuit this month&#8230; The Champ Are Still The Champs: This phrase, in many ways,&#8230; <p>This year&#8217;s trade season did not disappoint. After a wild couple of days, we&#8217;re gonna do our best to recap the action from one of the busiest trade deadline in recent memory. Let&#8217;s start with the headlines coming out of the Senior Circuit this month&#8230;</p> <p><strong>The Champ Are Still The Champs: </strong>This phrase, in many ways, could serve as an ironic headline for this year&#8217;s trade deadline, as we saw the dismantling of a couple of former championship teams. The reigning champ, however, was not one of them. The <strong>Dodgers</strong> reasserted themselves as the team to beat in the National League by making the splashiest move of the deadline in acquiring <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/scherma01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Max Scherzer</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/turnetr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Trea Turner</a></strong> from the Nationals.</p> <p>The Dodgers stepped up, and now they have perhaps the most intimidating starter of his generation slotted into a rotation with <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kershcl01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Clayton Kershaw</a></strong>, probably the best pitcher of his generation, along with young stud <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/buehlwa01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Walker Buehler</a></strong>. It&#8217;s an amazing collection of talent for a single team.</p> <p>That said, the Turner acquisition might be even more impactful, as he&#8217;s under contract through next season. Turner and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bettsmo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Mookie Betts</a></strong> as a 1-2 punch in the lineup are devastating. Interestingly, the Dodgers also got <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/seageco01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Corey Seager</a></strong> back from the injured list today, and it remains to be seen how the Dodgers will deploy their pair of All-Star shortstops (to say nothing of <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/luxga01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Gavin Lux</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tayloch03.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Chris Taylor</a></strong>). The Dodgers have options now and for the future. Remember, Seager is a free agent after the season. They can still bring back their World Series MVP at the right price point, but they won&#8217;t be pressured to now that they have Turner in the fold.</p> <p><strong>The Padres <em>Don&#8217;t</em> Land Mad Max:</strong> The trade deadline madness really began on Thursday night when it was announced that the Padres and Nats had agreed on the players involved in a Scherzer deal. That didn&#8217;t sit well with the Dodgers, who swooped in to remind the Padres of who still runs the West. The Padres were expected to turn their attention to <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/berrijo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jose Berrios</a></strong>, but they weren&#8217;t able to get him either.</p> <p>At the end of the day, the Padres didn&#8217;t get Scherzer, Berrios, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gallojo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Joey Gallo</a></strong>, or any other of the big names. They did add <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fraziad01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Adam Frazier</a></strong>, a versatile defender and good contact hitter, along with <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hudsoda01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Daniel Hudson</a></strong>, who is a legitimate get for the bullpen, and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/marisja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jake Marisnick</a></strong>, who compliments their centerfield options nicely, even if he&#8217;s not much more than a depth piece. It was a less impactful deadline than expected, but what&#8217;s worse: <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tatisfe02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Fernando Tatis Jr.</a></strong> promptly <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/fernando-tatis-leaves-game-with-apparent-shoulder-injury.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">reaggravated his shoulder injury</a>. Add it all up, and the swing from potentially acquiring Scherzer to potentially losing Tatis is enough to give any Padres fan whiplash.</p> <p><strong>Giants Add Bryant:</strong> The Padres took a big swing and missed, the Dodgers took their swing and connected, and sure to form, the Giants played the deadline slow and steady. Does the tortoise win again? Time will tell, but the Giants did ultimately nab a former MVP in <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bryankr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Kris Bryant</a></strong> without giving up a top prospect. Bryant fits their profile like a glove, and he&#8217;ll be able to fill in at third until <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/longoev01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Evan Longoria</a></strong> returns and then move to the outfield.</p> <p>Remember: The Giants have a three-game head start on LA and a five-game lead on the Padres. Adding Bryant has game-changing potential, while <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=watsoto01,watson001ton&amp;search=Tony+Watson&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Tony Watson</a></strong> was a solid, low-key add to the pen. The Dodgers are scary, but if the Giants keep playing their game, LA may find themselves in the wild card game anyway.</p> <p><strong>Cubs Collapse, Dismantle 2016 World Series Champs:</strong> In a vacuum, the Cubs had a pretty good deadline. They added a number of buzzy, interesting young players like <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/madrini01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Nick Madrigal</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=crow-a000pet&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Pete Crow-Armstrong</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=canari000ale&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Alexander Canario</a></strong>. But it came at a cost. After years of rumors, Bryant, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=rizzoan01,rizzo-003ant&amp;search=Anthony+Rizzo&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Anthony Rizzo</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/baezja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Javier Baez</a></strong> were finally shipped out of town, along with <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kimbrcr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Craig Kimbrel</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/chafian01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Andrew Chafin</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/teperry01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Ryan Tepera</a></strong>, Marisnick, and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/willitr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Trevor Williams</a></strong>. New players &#8212; and new narratives &#8212; are long overdue in Chicago, and the next chapter awaits.</p> <p><strong>Nationals Collapse, Dismantle 2019 World Series Champs: </strong>It&#8217;s appropriate that the Cubs are in DC to play the Nats this weekend, because really, the two clubs are mirror images of one another, right down to their interconnecting pieces like <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/schwaky01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Kyle Schwarber</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lestejo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jon Lester</a></strong>. Both teams were trying to contend on the legs of recent title teams, both teams had disastrous months of July, and both clubs desperately needed an influx of young talent. Both teams got it on Friday.</p> <p>The Nats farm system was even more barren than Chicago&#8217;s and their need to restock even direr given the presence of young superstud <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=sotoju01,soto--004jua&amp;search=Juan+Soto&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Juan Soto</a></strong>. So Washington said their fare-thee-wells to  Scherzer, Turner, Hudson, and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gomesya01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Yan Gomes</a></strong> from the title team, plus recent additions Lester, Schwarber, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/handbr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Brad Hand</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/harrijo05.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Josh Harrison</a></strong>. GM Mike Rizzo does not sell off pieces willy nilly, but in doing so, they got some high-end, near-ready pieces as they look to quickly rebuild a contender in context around Soto before the Scott Boras client reaches free agency after the 2024 season.</p> <p><strong>Brewers Take Their Place Atop The NL Central:</strong> Milwaukee made their big acquisition back in May, and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/adamewi01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Willy Adames</a></strong> has transformed himself and the club since his arrival. They were last under .500 on the day before Adames arrived, they&#8217;ve gone 41-19 since and taken firm hold of the NL Central. Still, some tinkering remained on the docket for July, as the Brewers picked up <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/e/escobed01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Eduardo Escobar</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tellero01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Rowdy Tellez</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/curtijo02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">John Curtiss</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/norrida01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Daniel Norris</a></strong>.</p> <p><strong>Injuries Keeping Mets From Runaway Division Title:</strong> The Mets left deadline day with a more acute awareness of what they lost than what they gained: <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/degroja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jacob deGrom</a></strong> has been shut down for another couple of weeks, leaving the all-world hurler out until at least September. That&#8217;s heartbreaking for a Mets team with a clear path to an NL East title. Plenty of upside remains in the Mets rotation with <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/stromma01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Marcus Stroman</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/walketa01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Taijuan Walker</a></strong> posting career years, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/carraca01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Carlos Carrasco</a></strong> set to make his debut, and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/megilty01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Tylor Megill</a></strong> providing the surprising rookie breakout contenders seek. Still, deGrom and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/syndeno01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Noah Syndergaard</a></strong> are questionable at best for the rest of the season, and the only rotation additions the Mets made at the deadline were <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hillri01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Rich Hill</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/willitr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Trevor Williams</a></strong>.</p> <p>They did, however, account for <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lindofr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Francisco Lindor</a></strong>&#8217;s injury by adding <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/baezja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Javier Baez</a></strong>, Lindor&#8217;s friend and countrymate who can ably fill in while Lindor is out and then slide to second or third when he returns. Baez isn&#8217;t, perhaps, the former Cub that Mets fans expected, but he&#8217;s an excellent fit alongside Lindor and should bolster the pitching staff with his stellar glove &#8212; even if acquiring him did cost them a former first-rounder in Crow-Armstrong.</p> <p><strong>Braves Lose Acuna For The Season:</strong> The deadline might have looked a lot different for Atlanta had they not lost <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/acunaro01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Ronald Acuna Jr.</a> </strong>for the season back on July 10th. Without Acuna and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sorokmi01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Mike Soroka</a></strong>, the Braves weren&#8217;t expected to make any major swings at contention. But even a 13-12 July was enough to keep them within four games of first. A fourth consecutive NL East title remains in reach. So they nabbed one of the top available relief arms in <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rodriri05.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Richard Rodriguez</a></strong>, as well as, seemingly, <em>all</em> the outfielders: <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/solerjo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jorge Soler</a></strong>, old pal <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/duvalad01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Adam Duvall</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rosared01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Eddie Rosario</a></strong>, and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pederjo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Joc Pederson</a></strong>, plus <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/vogtst01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Stephen Vogt</a></strong> to reinforce their catching corps.</p> <p><strong>Soft Buys From The Fringes Of Contention: </strong>The Giants and Dodgers made headline additions, while the Nats and Cubs took a firm step away from contention. In the middle, there were a number of clubs that neither sold the farm nor raised the white flag. Such as&#8230;</p> <p><strong>&#8230;the Phillies&#8230;</strong> who seemed poised to add a bevy of arms given their bullpen situation, not to mention a starting rotation that&#8217;s received underwhelming performances from the back end. Instead, only <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gibsoky01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Kyle Gibson</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kenneia01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Ian Kennedy</a></strong> came to help, and they cost the Phillies&#8217; top prospect <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/howarsp01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Spencer Howard</a></strong>. Howard&#8217;s handling had been in question all season, and now he&#8217;s been served an unceremonious end to his Philly tenure. Gibson&#8217;s had a fine season thus far with the Rangers, but his groundball approach will be tested in front of Philly&#8217;s subpar infield defense. Sure, <strong><a hre Arizona Diamondbacks Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs Cincinnati Reds Colorado Rockies Los Angeles Dodgers Miami Marlins Milwaukee Brewers MLBTR Originals New York Mets Philadelphia Phillies Pittsburgh Pirates San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals Trade Market Transaction Retrospection Washington Nationals TC Zencka Sit/Start Week 19: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/2-8/8 https://www.pitcherlist.com/sit-start-week-19-reviewing-all-starting-pitcher-matchups-from-8-2-8-8/ Pitcher List urn:uuid:02cf7115-1d4a-b8af-5ca9-1f49acf24f85 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 16:20:30 +0000 <p>Lucas Zenobi scores every starting pitcher matchup for the week ahead.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com/sit-start-week-19-reviewing-all-starting-pitcher-matchups-from-8-2-8-8/">Sit/Start Week 19: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/2-8/8</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com">Pitcher List</a>.</p> Sit or Start Lucas Zenobi Fanduel: Who’s on First Edition https://razzball.com/fanduel-whos-on-first-edition/ Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com urn:uuid:ed34ff8a-4de4-3cb3-9f52-9c852e067f53 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 16:00:18 +0000 Welcome, welcome! Are you all as terribly confused about who plays for whom in MLB today? As a member of the Twins fandom (and I can't say I carry that card with me...even in the house when nothing else is on TV) I saw our team act like a mattress fundraiser over this past week. The Twins jettisoned most everything (and by everything I mean "the franchise" Jose Berrios) and got some prospects in return, but if you know me, I want my players at the table and my dice loaded instead of sleeping in hotel lobbies on foldout chairs. ENYWHEY! Rosters are a freaking mess at the time of writing, and your due diligence should be to check, check, check who is playing today. That's three checks. You know what makes this job *super* easy? <a href="https://razzball.com/membership-account/subscriptions/?pa=mainmenu">Rudy's DFSBot</a>. I know, you might be looking at the price of the DFSBot and saying, "it's so late in the season, I'll wait." But wait! Grab yourself a Roto Deluxe subscription for $26 (that's like $2/week ROS) or $35 to turn off the ads (trust me, it's great when they're off). You don't get the optimizer, but you do get automatically updated lineups and some of the best projections out there, and you can home brew your own Google Sheets dashboard as a lineup optimizer. Plus, it keeps the pantry full of Pop Tarts for all of us. OK, done with the sales pitch (and I really, truly use Rudy's stuff <em>every day</em>). <i>New to </i><a href="https://wlfanduel.adsrv.eacdn.com/C.ashx?btag=a_18183b_2119c_&#38;affid=5066&#38;siteid=18183&#38;adid=2119&#38;c=" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><i>FanDuel</i></a><i>? Scared of feeling like a small fish in a big pond? Well, be sure to read our content and subscribe to the </i><a href="https://razzball.com/membership-account/subscriptions/?pa=troyklauder" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><i>DFSBot </i></a><i>for your daily baseball plays. Just remember to </i><a href="https://wlfanduel.adsrv.eacdn.com/C.ashx?btag=a_18183b_2119c_&#38;affid=5066&#38;siteid=18183&#38;adid=2119&#38;c=" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><i>sign up through us</i></a><i> before jumping into the fray. It’s how we know you care! </i> DFS Fanduel Aaron Nola Avisail Garcia Brandon Woodruff James McCann Kyle Farmer Pete Alonso Shohei Ohtani Yu Darvish everywhereblair DFS Plays of the Day – July 31 https://www.pitcherlist.com/dfs-plays-of-the-day-july-31-2/ Pitcher List urn:uuid:943bd681-3b6c-64d5-45cc-0c2ac092a2d2 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 16:00:00 +0000 <p>Ryan Amore previews Saturday's DFS slate. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com/dfs-plays-of-the-day-july-31-2/">DFS Plays of the Day – July 31</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com">Pitcher List</a>.</p> DFS Ryan Amore Featured Images: June 2021 https://www.pitcherlist.com/featured-images-june-2021/ Pitcher List urn:uuid:86db363e-4b75-ad7f-8f44-8673fe2aab73 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 15:50:41 +0000 <p>Reviewing the Graphics Team's favorite images designed last month.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com/featured-images-june-2021/">Featured Images: June 2021</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com">Pitcher List</a>.</p> We Love Baseball Justin Paradis Baez and Bryant Go Coast to Coast and Atlanta Buys an Outfield https://razzball.com/baez-and-bryant-go-coast-to-coast-and-atlanta-buys-an-outfield/ Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com urn:uuid:1c5e3119-c23c-8fad-83a7-16286257da76 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 15:46:58 +0000 The Trade Deadline Spectacular! Lot's to unpack here, where do I begin? First, the Chicago Cubs continued to clean house Friday night sending their remaining superstars to opposite coasts. <strong>Kris Bryant</strong> is headed to San Francisco in exchange for Alexander Canario and Caleb Killian, and <strong>Javier Baez</strong> was sent to Queens to play shortstop for the Mets. The Mets will send outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong back to Chicago. Look, I'm not going to pretend to know who any of these prospects are, I will leave it to The Itch's <a href="https://razzball.com/top-100-prospects-for-2021-fantasy-baseball-post-draft-dynasty-edition/">Top 100 Prospects for 2021 Fantasy Baseball</a> to tell you which of these kids are worthy of your 2021 consideration, but I will confirm that Pete Crow-Armstrong is an awesome name, so he must be very good. Anyway, Bryant should gel nicely with this Giants team and they get a "true star" to keep up with the big boys in the NL West. Javier Baez will keep doing the Javier Baez thing he does, now in NYC City, and it should be fun to watch a Javy/Lindo infield combo when Lindor returns in a few weeks. Meanwhile down South, the Braves were so distraught about Acuña (same, Braves, same), they traded for an entirely new outfield. Retail therapy! I get it! Altana acquired <strong>Eddie Rosario</strong>, <strong>Jorge Soler</strong> and <strong>Adam Duvall</strong> all from different teams, all within about an hour of each other, and all of whom are basically the same player. But for real though, how insane was this deadline? Quality and quantity. Twitter Friday afternoon was probably more exciting than most of the MLB games I've watched this season. Blockbuster deals! Twists and turns! 10 all-stars traded! Headlines that would make Suni Lee say, "oh, wow that's a pretty intriguing story." And she's not even talking about Trevor Story! For me, it was an exciting, drama-filled 48 hours in sports and I'd love to go on about how fun it is to watch athletes displaced from their homes but there is too much to cover today so will get right to it. Here's what else happened in fantasy baseball Friday night: Daily Notes July's Daily Notes Abraham Toro Adam Duvall Adolis Garcia Anthony Rizzo Austin Riley Bo Bichette Brendon Rodgers Carlos Carrasco Cesar Hernandez Chris Bassitt Chris Taylor Corbin Burnes Craig Kimbrel Diego Castillo Eddie Rosario Fernando Tatis Jr. Franmil Reyes Freddy Galvis Gregory Polanco Jake Arrieta Jameson Taillon Jared Kelenic Javier Baez Joakim Soria Joc Pederson Joey Gallo Joey Votto Jon Gray Jon Lester Jonathan India Jordan Romano Jorge Soler Jose Altuve Jose Berrios Josh Bell Josh Harrison Kevin Gausman Kris Bryant Kyle Finnegan Kyle Gibson Liam Hendricks Logan Gilbert Martin Perez Matt Chapman Matt Harvey Michael Chavis Pablo Sandoval Patrick Sandoval Paulo Espino Pedro Severino Randy Arozarena Reid Detmers Richard Rodriguez Ross Stripling Ryan McMahon Ryan Mountcastle Ryan Weathers Salvador Perez Sonny Gray Teoscar Hernandez Tony Gonsolin Touki Toussaint Wade LeBlanc Wil Crowe Willy Adames Yandy Diaz Yoan Moncada Zac Gallen Zach Thompson Dan Pants The 7 Best MLB Moments from Friday https://www.pitcherlist.com/the-7-best-mlb-moments-from-friday-2/ Pitcher List urn:uuid:62f2eccc-f201-ea6a-9003-bfc9de4f24e0 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 15:40:40 +0000 <p>What an exciting Friday! Let's have another trade deadline next week!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com/the-7-best-mlb-moments-from-friday-2/">The 7 Best MLB Moments from Friday</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com">Pitcher List</a>.</p> Best MLB Moments Alex Kleinman Best Bets of the Day: July 31 https://www.pitcherlist.com/best-bets-of-the-day-july-31/ Pitcher List urn:uuid:50a47a7f-a16d-0cc8-66c6-b1925e1d7a85 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 15:30:01 +0000 <p>Nathan Hursh gives away his best bets of the day.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com/best-bets-of-the-day-july-31/">Best Bets of the Day: July 31</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com">Pitcher List</a>.</p> Betting Picks Nathan Hursh The 10 Nastiest Pitches From Friday https://www.pitcherlist.com/the-10-nastiest-pitches-from-friday-07302021/ Pitcher List urn:uuid:eff5b411-2d27-e41a-8660-099b0fec00da Sat, 31 Jul 2021 15:20:42 +0000 <p>Friday's Nastiest Pitches is heavy on sinkers and changeups</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com/the-10-nastiest-pitches-from-friday-07302021/">The 10 Nastiest Pitches From Friday</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com">Pitcher List</a>.</p> Nastiest Pitches Max Posner Nationals Expected To Activate Josiah Gray, Mason Thompson https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/nationals-expected-to-activate-josiah-gray-mason-thompson.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:1b72764b-7c35-38e8-f030-000ee62f0f14 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 15:18:33 +0000 In trading away much of their current roster before yesterday&#8217;s trade deadline, the Nationals prioritized talent that was close to Major League ready. The hope and expectation was that many of the players acquired over the past few days will soon join Juan Soto, Victor Robles, and company in DC to begin shaping the next&#8230; <p>In trading away much of their current roster before yesterday&#8217;s trade deadline, the Nationals prioritized talent that was close to Major League ready. The hope and expectation was that many of the players acquired over the past few days will soon join <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=sotoju01,soto--004jua&amp;search=Juan+Soto&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Juan Soto</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/roblevi01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Victor Robles</a></strong>, and company in DC to begin shaping the next Washington contender.</p> <p>As such, it is expected that <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/thompma02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Mason Thompson</a></strong> &#8212; acquired from the Padres in the <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hudsoda01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Daniel Hudson</a></strong> deal &#8212; will be activated and placed on the active roster later today, while <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/grayjo03.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Josiah Gray</a></strong> &#8212; a key piece in the <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/scherma01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Max Scherzer</a></strong> trade &#8212; will be activated to join the rotation later this weekend, per Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post (<a href="https://twitter.com/dougherty_jesse/status/1421464996056387586?s=20" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/dougherty_jesse/status/1421488660650860547" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">links</a>). They won&#8217;t need a corresponding roster move to add Thompson, as the Nats played with only a 25-man roster for yesterday&#8217;s game.</p> <p><em>More to come&#8230;</em></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=h1pulAjJEVU:praJX8L1KdA:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Josiah Gray Mason Thompson Transactions Washington Nationals TC Zencka Nick Mariano's Waiver Picks - Get 'Em While They're Hot (Premium Content) https://www.rotoballer.com/premium/nick-marianos-waiver-picks-get-em-while-theyre-hot-premium-content-37/912419/ MLB Weekly Lineup Prep – RotoBaller.com urn:uuid:83a5c9d9-1999-fc65-de66-9075af275368 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 14:58:29 +0000 <img width="135" height="90" src="https://cdn.rotoballer.com/2021/07/logan-webb-fantasy-baseball-rankings-starting-pitchers-draft-sleepers-waiver-wire-pickups-icon-135x90.jpeg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: right; margin-left: 5px;" />All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. We have two months left in the fantasy baseball season now. It may not feel like a lot, but there's still plenty of time to make a charge or slip due to complacency. Take advantage of those who lose focus due to fantasy football's... <a class="read-more-unstyled" href="https://www.rotoballer.com/premium/nick-marianos-waiver-picks-get-em-while-theyre-hot-premium-content-37/912419/">Read More</a> 2021 Fantasy Baseball Advice Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups MLB Analysis RotoBaller - All Fantasy Sports Articles RotoBaller MLB Premium RotoBaller Premium 1B 2B 3B C MLB newsletter MLB Premium Waiver Wire MLB Weekly Lineup Prep OF RP SP SS Nick Mariano Diamondbacks Release Jon Duplantier https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/diamondbacks-release-jon-duplantier.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:44d58133-3e6e-52f7-6c25-b59cee93b3f5 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 14:58:16 +0000 July 31: As anticipated, the Diamondbacks did in fact re-sign Duplantier on a minor league contract, per the team. July 28: The Diamondbacks have released right-hander Jon Duplantier, writes Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. The move clears a spot on the D-Backs 40-man roster. Arizona is hoping to bring Duplantier back on a minor league&#8230; <p><strong>July 31:</strong> As anticipated, the Diamondbacks did in fact re-sign Duplantier on a minor league contract, per the team.</p> <p><strong>July 28:</strong> The Diamondbacks have released right-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/duplajo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jon Duplantier</a></strong>, <a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/mlb/diamondbacks/2021/07/28/diamondbacks-release-injury-prone-pitcher-jon-duplantier/5410756001/?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&amp;cid=twitter_" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">writes Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic</a>. The move clears a spot on the D-Backs 40-man roster.</p> <p>Arizona is hoping to bring Duplantier back on a minor league deal, according to Piecoro. The righty recently suffered a season-ending lat strain while pitching in the minors. Injured players cannot be placed on outright waivers, so the D-Backs&#8217; only options to clear a 40-man roster spot were to place Duplantier on the 60-day injured list (entitling him to big league pay and service time) or to release him. The organization has apparently chosen the latter course of action.</p> <p>It&#8217;s not uncommon for players in this kind of situation to eventually re-sign on a minor league pact. <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=perez-023fra&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Franklin Perez</a></strong> re-upped with the Tigers in May, for instance, a few days after being released when he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. As a free agent, though, Duplantier would have the right to explore options with other organizations &#8212; assuming he clears release waivers.</p> <p>Duplantier was once one of the better pitching prospects in baseball, appearing on Baseball America&#8217;s preseason top 100 lists in both 2018 and 2019. A series of injuries has derailed his progress to this point, and he&#8217;s tallied just 49 2/3 major league innings to date. Duplantier made four starts for the D-Backs this year, allowing 19 runs across 13 frames.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=LETp-EeFKp4:7WYOjpsXGvU:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Arizona Diamondbacks Jon Duplantier Transactions Anthony Franco Diamondbacks Re-Sign Jon Duplantier https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/diamondbacks-release-jon-duplantier.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:4c1eaf47-6875-1e64-2a37-3c69bc09d8cd Sat, 31 Jul 2021 14:58:16 +0000 July 31: As anticipated, the Diamondbacks did in fact re-sign Duplantier on a minor league contract, per the team. July 28: The Diamondbacks have released right-hander Jon Duplantier, writes Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. The move clears a spot on the D-Backs 40-man roster. Arizona is hoping to bring Duplantier back on a minor league&#8230; <p><strong>July 31:</strong> As anticipated, the Diamondbacks did in fact re-sign Duplantier on a minor league contract, per the team.</p> <p><strong>July 28:</strong> The Diamondbacks have released right-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/duplajo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jon Duplantier</a></strong>, <a href="https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/mlb/diamondbacks/2021/07/28/diamondbacks-release-injury-prone-pitcher-jon-duplantier/5410756001/?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&amp;cid=twitter_" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">writes Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic</a>. The move clears a spot on the D-Backs 40-man roster.</p> <p>Arizona is hoping to bring Duplantier back on a minor league deal, according to Piecoro. The righty recently suffered a season-ending lat strain while pitching in the minors. Injured players cannot be placed on outright waivers, so the D-Backs&#8217; only options to clear a 40-man roster spot were to place Duplantier on the 60-day injured list (entitling him to big league pay and service time) or to release him. The organization has apparently chosen the latter course of action.</p> <p>It&#8217;s not uncommon for players in this kind of situation to eventually re-sign on a minor league pact. <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=perez-023fra&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Franklin Perez</a></strong> re-upped with the Tigers in May, for instance, a few days after being released when he underwent season-ending shoulder surgery. As a free agent, though, Duplantier would have the right to explore options with other organizations &#8212; assuming he clears release waivers.</p> <p>Duplantier was once one of the better pitching prospects in baseball, appearing on Baseball America&#8217;s preseason top 100 lists in both 2018 and 2019. A series of injuries has derailed his progress to this point, and he&#8217;s tallied just 49 2/3 major league innings to date. Duplantier made four starts for the D-Backs this year, allowing 19 runs across 13 frames.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=LETp-EeFKp4:7WYOjpsXGvU:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Arizona Diamondbacks Jon Duplantier Transactions Anthony Franco Two-Start Pitcher Streamers: Week 19 https://www.rotoballer.com/two-start-pitcher-streamers-week-19-2/911937 MLB Weekly Lineup Prep – RotoBaller.com urn:uuid:694af48f-10c9-1ab6-7ac8-a4f79dc02776 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 14:49:25 +0000 <img width="135" height="90" src="https://cdn.rotoballer.com/2020/07/johnny-cueto-fantasy-baseball-starting-pitchers-rankings-mlb-dfs-lineup-picks-icon-135x90.jpeg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: right; margin-left: 5px;" />Wow, that was a crazy trade deadline. It seemed like every other player was getting traded on Friday. Now that things have settled down we can begin to analyze how all these moves will impact fantasy leagues, but one thing they haven't changed are this week's two-start streamers. First thing's first, let's recap the last... <a class="read-more-unstyled" href="https://www.rotoballer.com/two-start-pitcher-streamers-week-19-2/911937">Read More</a> 2021 Fantasy Baseball Advice Editor Note Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups MLB Analysis RotoBaller - All Fantasy Sports Articles 2021 MLB Starting Pitchers Fantasy Baseball Streamers - Waiver Wire Streaming Picks Fantasy Baseball Streaming - MLB Pitcher Streamers MLB newsletter MLB Weekly Lineup Prep SP Michael Grennell Week 18 Starts & Sits - All Starting Pitcher Matchups https://www.rotoballer.com/week-18-starts-sits-all-starting-pitcher-matchups/910021 MLB Weekly Lineup Prep – RotoBaller.com urn:uuid:bbe24d28-9e3e-7a62-c887-8034202de7ee Sat, 31 Jul 2021 14:42:20 +0000 <img width="135" height="90" src="https://cdn.rotoballer.com/2019/03/aaron-nola-fantasy-baseball-starting-pitcher-rankings-icon-135x90.jpeg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="float: right; margin-left: 5px;" />Another week and there continues to be a mess with starting rotations around the league. More starters are succumbing to the injury bug and some might even get traded. The SP planner should help you identify a few different options for Week 18 and assist in determining an optimal lineup. As always, do a little... <a class="read-more-unstyled" href="https://www.rotoballer.com/week-18-starts-sits-all-starting-pitcher-matchups/910021">Read More</a> 2021 Fantasy Baseball Advice Editor Note MLB Analysis RotoBaller - All Fantasy Sports Articles 2021 MLB H2H leagues 2021 MLB Start Sit Series 2021 MLB Starting Pitchers Fantasy Baseball Streamers - Waiver Wire Streaming Picks MLB newsletter MLB Points Leagues for H2H Fantasy Baseball MLB Start Sit Series for Fantasy Baseball MLB Weekly Lineup Prep SP Ellis Canady SP Matchups & Streamer Rankings – 7/31 & 8/1 https://www.pitcherlist.com/sp-matchups-streamer-rankings-7-31-8-1/ Pitcher List urn:uuid:0f26fdfc-7416-3a3b-df6a-9e0f76f6bd2b Sat, 31 Jul 2021 14:00:32 +0000 <p>Nick Pollack ranks every SP matchup for today and tomorrow.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com/sp-matchups-streamer-rankings-7-31-8-1/">SP Matchups &#038; Streamer Rankings &#8211; 7/31 &#038; 8/1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com">Pitcher List</a>.</p> SP Streamers Nick Pollack Nationals Sign First-Rounder Brady House https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/nationals-sign-first-rounder-brady-house.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:b94e91dd-217a-c0ba-8ea6-f9ac94bc3655 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:40:31 +0000 As reported yesterday, the Nationals signed first-round pick Brady House. His deal is worth $5MM, per Jon Heyman of the MLB Network (via Twitter). The slot value for the 11th overall selection is $4.55MM. House&#8217;s signing represents a bit of good news for Nats fans amid their sell-off yesterday. The high school shortstop was long&#8230; <p>As reported <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/draft-signings-7-30-21.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">yesterday</a>, the Nationals signed first-round pick <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=house-000bra" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">Brady House</a></strong>. His deal is worth $5MM, per Jon Heyman of the MLB Network (<a href="https://twitter.com/jonheyman/status/1421113963996196866?s=11" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">via Twitter</a>). The slot value for the 11th overall selection is $4.55MM.</p> <p>House&#8217;s signing represents a bit of good news for Nats fans amid their sell-off yesterday. The high school shortstop was long considered one of the top prospects in the draft, but he ended up slipping to the Nats at number 11, largely because of signing concerns. Many of the small market teams picking ahead of the Nationals went with draft picks they could sign to below-slot deals.</p> <p><a href="https://theathletic.com/2580901/2021/07/10/2021-mlb-draft-big-board-keith-law-ranks-the-top-100-draft-prospects/" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">The Athletic&#8217;s Keith Law</a> ranked House as the 11th best prospect in the class, but he was the low man. <a href="https://www.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/31770656/kiley-mcdaniel-final-2021-mlb-draft-rankings-top-200-prospects" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">ESPN</a> had him as high as sixth on their draft board, <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/prospects/the-board/2021-mlb-draft/summary?sort=-1,1&amp;type=0&amp;q=" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">Fangraphs</a> at ninth, and <a href="https://www.baseballamerica.com/rankings/2021-mlb-draft-top-prospects/" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">Baseball America</a> at seventh. The Nats represented a potential floor, then, at number 11 where they got him.</p> <p>House brings a big bat, but there are some concerns about his hit tool, and most expect him to eventually move to third base. Still, his ceiling is tremendous, and for the Nats, he represents good value.</p> <p>The Nats farm system looks much more robust today than it did yesterday with House joining trade acquisitions like <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ruizke01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Keibert Ruiz</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/grayjo03.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Josiah Gray</a></strong>. Prior to those acquisitions, House was probably going to be near the very top of the Nats&#8217; prospect chart. Now, he&#8217;ll slot in further down, but he&#8217;ll still be a top-ten prospect from the jump.</p> <p>House represents a class of his own in some ways, however, as most of the prospects the Nationals targets should be in the big leagues within the next year or two. House&#8217;s timeline is probably further out than that. High school prep athletes tend closer to the three-to-five-year development path.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=DhN5s2He-bs:4gmVytsk6bE:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> 2021 Amateur Draft 2021 Amateur Draft Signings Brady House Transactions Washington Nationals TC Zencka Grand Theft Votto https://www.pitcherlist.com/grand-theft-votto/ Pitcher List urn:uuid:4f63f480-65bb-15ce-8e98-1e68a0312164 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 10:30:28 +0000 <p>Dave Swan breaks down the top-hitting performances from yesterday.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com/grand-theft-votto/">Grand Theft Votto</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com">Pitcher List</a>.</p> Batter's Box Dave Swan Ambulance Chasers: Jacob deGroannnnnn https://razzball.com/ambulance-chasers-jacob-degroannnnnn/ Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com urn:uuid:a1451cdf-b866-57a1-0b65-c26e8c2cdecd Sat, 31 Jul 2021 07:05:39 +0000 Howdy, Razzfolks! Dooooooozy of a week. Obviously, trades were banananananas, but we had plenty of injury news, too! Don't you worry. Fantasy Baseball Injury Report Adalberto Mondesi Alek Manoah Alex Bregman Anthony Rendon Carlos Carrasco Chris Sale Christian Yelich Clayton Kershaw Collin McHugh Corey Kluber Corey Seager D.J. LeMahieu Daniel Hudson Eloy Jimenez Gio Urshela Ian Anderson Jack Flaherty Jacob deGrom Jared Walsh Lamonte Wade Luke Voit Mike Moustakas Mike Trout Mookie Betts nick anderson Noah Syndergaard Peter Fairbanks Rafael Devers Rhys Hoskins Stephen Strasburg Taylor Rogers Trea Turner Trevor Rogers Zach Eflin JKJ Raisin’ Cookie https://www.pitcherlist.com/raisin-cookie/ Pitcher List urn:uuid:fcfdf76f-9c96-09d8-79aa-57ab65851d0f Sat, 31 Jul 2021 05:33:01 +0000 <p>Nick Pollack reviews every starting pitcher performance from Friday.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com/raisin-cookie/">Raisin&#8217; Cookie</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.pitcherlist.com">Pitcher List</a>.</p> SP Roundup Nick Pollack Trevor Story “Confused” By Lack Of Trade https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/trevor-story-confused-by-lack-of-trade.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:5430f9b7-8469-a406-76c7-5e095b3dd5d5 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 04:16:58 +0000 Rockies&#8217; shortstop Trevor Story is &#8220;confused&#8221; after not being traded before today&#8217;s deadline, according to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post. &#8220;I don’t have really anything good to say about the situation and how it unfolded,” Story says. Story has been often mentioned as a logical trade candidate, given the fact that he&#8217;s a pending&#8230; <p>Rockies&#8217; shortstop <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/storytr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Trevor Story</a></strong> is &#8220;confused&#8221; after not being traded before today&#8217;s deadline, <a href="https://www.denverpost.com/2021/07/30/trevor-story-jon-gray-trade-deadline-rockies/" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">according to Patrick Saunders</a> of The Denver Post. &#8220;I don’t have really anything good to say about the situation and how it unfolded,” Story says.</p> <p>Story has been often mentioned as a logical trade candidate, given the fact that he&#8217;s a pending free agent on a non-competitive club. Even here at MLBTR, Steve Adams placed Story 7th on a <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/top-60-mlb-trade-candidates-trade-deadlnie.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">list of top trade candidates</a> just a few days ago, noting that it was unlikely the club would hang onto him, though admitting there was a slight chance of the club hanging onto the slugger and making him a qualifying offer at year&#8217;s end. That appears to have been the thinking in the Colorado front office.</p> <p>“With what we were offered, we thought the (competitive balance) pick was better suited for us and we could have Trevor on our team for another two months,” general manager Bill Schmidt said. The White Sox, Rays and Blue Jays apparently made offers that didn&#8217;t match up to that draft pick, at least in the estimation of Schmidt and his team.</p> <p>Perhaps the offer were somewhat dulled by Story&#8217;s subpar season. His wRC+ of 84 is well below his marks over the past three years, which all ranged between 117 and 128. But given that his strikeout and walk rates are in line with previous years and his BABIP is way down, some teams surely could have believed that regression was due. Regardless, Story will remain a Rockie for two more months, with his seeming frustration with management not boding well for their chances at re-signing him in free agency.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/grayjo02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jon Gray</a></strong>, another impending free agent, also remains a member of the club after the deadline. Saunders notes that Gray &#8220;wants to stay in Colorado&#8221; and the club has &#8220;begun preliminary talks about a new contract with him.&#8221; It will be interesting to see if such talks are able to come to fruition. Gray is having an excellent season, with his current 3.67 ERA tied for a career-best, especially impressive in the thin Colorado air. Speculatively speaking, it might be tough to get a player to sign an extension when he&#8217;s so close to free agency and enjoying a solid platform year.</p> <p>Going forward, Schmidt doesn&#8217;t believe a big rebuild is in the cards for the club. “I truly in my heart believe that this is a very talented team that underperformed the last couple of years. I’m not even going to count last year because it was a difficult year, but I think we underperformed,&#8221; Schmidt says. This seems to be quite a rose-colored view of the situation in Colorado. They are at least 15 games behind each of the Giants, Dodgers and Padres. And all three of those teams seem to have enough talent and resources to be well-positioned to continue playing at high levels into the future. With the already-struggling Rockies poised to lose a talent like Story, and perhaps Gray as well, it&#8217;s hard to envision them gaining so much ground on their competitors.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=Ybso8HubHs4:4hr1dxMVy-U:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Chicago White Sox Colorado Rockies Jon Gray Tampa Bay Rays Toronto Blue Jays Trevor Story Darragh McDonald Diamondbacks Reinstate Carson Kelly, Place Five On COVID-IL, https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/diamondbacks-reinstate-carson-kelly-place-five-on-covid-il.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:7673f2f8-8526-d81d-a6fc-8dbf895a9d7c Sat, 31 Jul 2021 03:46:53 +0000 The Diamondbacks appear to be deadline with a COVID outbreak, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. He lists Stuart Fairchild, Joe Mantiply, Noe Ramirez, Riley Smith and Pavin Smith as those going on the IL. Manager Torey Lovullo told Zach Buchanan of The Athletic that Ramirez and Fairchild actually tested positive. Because of those&#8230; <p>The Diamondbacks appear to be deadline with a COVID outbreak, according to <a href="https://twitter.com/BNightengale/status/1421236965089824772" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">Bob Nightengale of USA Today</a>. He lists <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/faircst01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Stuart Fairchild</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mantijo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Joe Mantiply</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ramirno01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Noe Ramirez</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/smithri01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Riley Smith</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/smithpa04.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Pavin Smith</a></strong> as those going on the IL.</p> <p>Manager Torey Lovullo <a href="https://twitter.com/ZHBuchanan/status/1421256051416997895" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">told Zach Buchanan of The Athletic</a> that Ramirez and Fairchild actually tested positive. Because of those positive tests, they will have to be isolated for at least 10 days. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic <a href="https://twitter.com/nickpiecoro/status/1421260632129622017" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">quoted Lovullo</a> as saying that they are dealing with symptoms. <a href="https://twitter.com/SteveGilbertMLB/status/1421262373931732997" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">Steve Gilbert of MLB.com added</a> that Mantiply and the Smiths were placed on the IL for as close contacts, which means they will have to quarantine for at least seven days.</p> <p>The team later announced many roster moves to compensate for the loss of so many players. <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kellyca02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Carson Kelly</a></strong> was reinstated from the IL. <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bukaujb01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">J.B. Bukauskas</a></strong> was recalled. <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=aguila000mig,aguila001mig&amp;search=Miguel+Aguilar&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Miguel Aguilar</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/buchtry01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Ryan Buchter</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/crichst01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Stefan Crichton</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=ellis-001dre,ellis-002dre&amp;search=Drew+Ellis&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Drew Ellis</a></strong> had their contracts selected.</p> <p>Kelly has been out since June 20th with a fractured wrist. When healthy, he&#8217;s been a force at the plate, playing 50 games and producing a wRC+ of 128, well above average for any player but certainly for a catcher.</p> <p>Ellis, a 25-year-old infielder, was a second round pick by the Diamondbacks in 2017. Eric Longenhagen of FanGraphs <a href="https://blogs.fangraphs.com/top-46-prospects-arizona-diamondbacks/" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">describes him</a> as &#8220;a power-over-hit first base type.&#8221; In 65 games at Triple-A this year, he has a slash of .286/.396/.554, good enough for a wRC+ of 129.</p> <p>In 14 2/3 innings this year, Bukauskas has struggled to an ERA just under 8. Though advanced metrics think there&#8217;s some bad luck in that small sample size.</p> <p>Buchter is a 34-year-old journeyman lefty who also pitched 14 2/3 innings for Arizona this year, with an ERA of  5.52, before being designated for assignment and <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/minor-mlb-transactions-7-7-21.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">clearing waivers</a> a few weeks ago.</p> <p>Crichton, a 29-year-old right-hander, threw 22 1/3 innings of 6.04 ERA ball before himself being <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/06/diamondbacks-dfa-stefan-crichton.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">designated and outrighted</a> last month.</p> <p>Aguilar is a 26-year-old right-handed pitcher who has spent some time in the Reds&#8217; system and has no major league experience.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=XHnb6x6Nrq8:luMcTTIib_M:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Arizona Diamondbacks Carson Kelly Drew Ellis J.B. Bukauskas Joe Mantiply Miguel Aguilar Noe Ramirez Pavin Smith Riley Smith Ryan Buchter Stefan Crichton Stuart Fairchild Darragh McDonald Fernando Tatis Leaves Game With Apparent Shoulder Injury https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/fernando-tatis-leaves-game-with-apparent-shoulder-injury.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:f723285d-97de-ea0b-ea7d-5bd1e53fb2a5 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 03:07:51 +0000 Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. left tonight&#8217;s game after sliding into third base and seemingly re-injuring his left shoulder, according to Dennis Lin of The Athletic. There isn&#8217;t any word yet on the severity of the injury. But this is an issue that has been bothering Tatis on-and-off for the entire season. It first flared&#8230; <p>Padres shortstop <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tatisfe02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Fernando Tatis Jr.</a></strong> left tonight&#8217;s game after sliding into third base and seemingly re-injuring his left shoulder, according to <a href="https://twitter.com/dennistlin/status/1421299861249351683" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">Dennis Lin of The Athletic</a>.</p> <p>There isn&#8217;t any word yet on the severity of the injury. But this is an issue that has been bothering Tatis on-and-off for the entire season. It <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/03/fernando-tatis-jr-exits-game-with-left-shoulder-discomfort.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">first flared up in March</a>, before the season even began. Tatis then appeared to re-aggravate the issue, <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/04/padres-to-place-fernando-tatis-jr-on-10-day-il.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">landing on the IL</a> April 6th. Thankfully, he was reactivated after a minimum 10-day stay, <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/04/padres-likely-to-activate-fernando-tatis-jr-on-friday.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">being reactivated</a> April 16th. But then on June 19th, <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/06/fernando-tatis-jr-leaves-game-with-possible-shoulder-injury.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">Tatis was again removed</a> from a game with what seemed like another shoulder injury. Though Padres manager Jayce Tingler later said that the move was precautionary and Tatis did not end up going back on the IL.</p> <p>Losing Tatis for any amount of time would be a serious blow to the Padres. They are currently holding down the last playoff spot in the National League, but have the Reds nipping at their heels, just 4 1/2 games back. The calendar will flip over to August on Sunday as teams will be pushing to make their final pushes for the postseason. Tatis has been superb this year, despite dealing with this ongoing injury. He&#8217;s produced a 165 wRC+ on the season so far on his way to accruing 4.7 fWAR, easily the best on the team. Tatis and Padres fans will surely be hoping this is just another precautionary measure.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=NcaV-3sXJBw:ScztGmxY_4U:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego Padres Darragh McDonald Draft Signings: 7/30/21 https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/draft-signings-7-30-21.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:cd8f56c5-b511-9cab-63d0-dbf42df65db6 Sat, 31 Jul 2021 02:33:22 +0000 Today’s most notable signings from last week&#8217;s amateur draft.  As always, you can get more background on these players via the prospect rankings and scouting reports compiled by Baseball America, Fangraphs, MLB Pipeline, The Athletic’s Keith Law, and ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel.  As well, here is MLB Pipeline’s breakdown of the slot values assigned to each pick in the first 10 rounds, as&#8230; <p>Today’s most notable signings from last week&#8217;s amateur draft.  As always, you can get more background on these players via the prospect rankings and scouting reports compiled by <a href="https://www.baseballamerica.com/rankings/2021-mlb-draft-top-prospects/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Baseball America</a>, <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/prospects/the-board/2021-mlb-draft/summary?sort=-1,1&amp;type=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Fangraphs</a>, <a href="https://www.mlb.com/prospects/draft/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">MLB Pipeline</a>, <a href="https://theathletic.com/2580901/2021/07/10/2021-mlb-draft-big-board-keith-law-ranks-the-top-100-draft-prospects/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">The Athletic’s Keith Law</a>, and <a href="https://www.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/31770656/kiley-mcdaniel-final-2021-mlb-draft-rankings-top-200-prospects" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel</a>.  As well, here is MLB Pipeline’s <a href="https://www.mlb.com/news/2021-mlb-draft-bonus-slots" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="external">breakdown</a> of the slot values assigned to each pick in the first 10 rounds, as well as the bonus pool money available to all 30 teams.</p> <ul> <li>The Diamondbacks signed first-round selection Jordan Lawlar, <a href="https://twitter.com/jimcallisMLB/status/1421165369385967625" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">according to Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline</a>. Lawlar will receive almost $1MM above slot value. As Callis notes, this was the highest number the team could give without exceeding their bonus pool.</li> <li>Marlins have also signed their first-round selection Kahlil Watson, pending a physical. <a href="https://twitter.com/jimcallisMLB/status/1421275246225723394" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">Callis expects</a> Watson to get well above slot, similar to Lawlar.</li> <li>The Nationals have also signed their first-round pick Brady House, according to a team announcement. Terms were not disclosed. But the slot value is $4.55MM.</li> <li>The Red Sox have signed fifth-round pick <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=hickey001nat&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Nathan Hickey</a></strong>, $1MM on a slot of $410k. As noted <a href="https://twitter.com/jimcallisMLB/status/1421260239668711429" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">by Callis</a>, this is the highest bonus given to any player in rounds 4 through 10 so far this year.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=bYHqVTr2MTk:HtiCGKrT8ng:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Arizona Diamondbacks Boston Red Sox Brady House Jordan Lawlar Kahlil Watson Miami Marlins Washington Nationals Darragh McDonald Deadline Day Roster Moves https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/deadline-day-roster-moves.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:f633dcf6-f0bd-02d3-99c9-8d32e3b903ba Sat, 31 Jul 2021 02:27:08 +0000 After what was arguably the wildest trade deadline in years with dozens of deals around the league, multiple teams made follow-up roster moves. Trades end up squeezing some players off of rosters, or creating holes that need to be filled. This post will itemize the many 40-man roster moves that teams made after a dizzying&#8230; <p>After what was arguably the wildest trade deadline in years with dozens of deals around the league, multiple teams made follow-up roster moves. Trades end up squeezing some players off of rosters, or creating holes that need to be filled. This post will itemize the many 40-man roster moves that teams made after a dizzying array of blockbuster deals earlier in the day.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">AL East</span></p> <ul> <li>The <strong>Orioles</strong> claimed <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=hartmry01,hartma003rya&amp;search=Ryan+Hartman&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Ryan Hartman</a></strong> off of waivers from the <strong>Astros</strong>, <a href="https://twitter.com/RichDubroffMLB/status/1421172610721800194" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">according to Rich Dubroff</a> of BaltimoreBaseball.com. The 27-year-old lefty was <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/astros-designate-ryan-hartman-for-assignment-reinstate-brooks-raley.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">recently designated for assignment</a> when <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/raleybr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Brooks Raley</a></strong> was reinstated from the COVID-IL.</li> <li>The <strong>Red Sox</strong> designated outfielder <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=wilson002mar&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Marcus Wilson</a></strong> for assignment. The move was needed to accommodate the acquisition of reliever <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/robleha01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Hansel Robles</a></strong> from the Twins.</li> <li>The <strong>Yankees</strong> announced that they designated <a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lamarry01.shtml" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank"><strong>Ryan LaMarre</strong></a> for assignment. The outfielder was <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/yankees-place-tim-locastro-on-injured-list-select-ryan-lamarre.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">recently selected</a> to help the team patch some holes during their COVID outbreak.</li> <li>The <strong>Rays</strong> designated righties <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/poppese01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Sean Poppen</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=reedja02,reed--001jak,reed--000jak,reed--002jak&amp;search=Jake+Reed&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jake Reed</a></strong> for assignment, <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_Rays/status/1421210856252133381" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">according to Marc Topkin</a> of the Tampa Bay Times. This was to create roster space after the <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/rays-to-acquire-jordan-luplow.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">acquisition of Jordan Luplow and DJ Johnson</a> from earlier today.</li> </ul> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">AL Central</span></p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sandopa01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Pablo Sandoval</a></strong> was released by the <strong>Indians</strong>. This was just hours after he was acquired in the <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/braves-acquire-eddie-rosario.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">Eddie Rosario trade</a>. Based on his release, it&#8217;s clear that he was only included as salary offset.</li> <li>The <strong>Tigers</strong> selected the contract of reliever <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/krolia01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Ian Krol</a></strong>. The left-hander is back after being designated for assignment earlier in the week.</li> </ul> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">AL West</span></p> <ul> <li>The <strong>Mariners</strong> outrighted <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/nittovi01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Vinny Nittoli</a></strong> to Triple-A. The righty <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/06/mariners-justin-dunn-injured-list-shoulder-vinny-nittoli.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">recently had his contract selected</a>, throwing one inning before <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/mariners-designate-vinny-nittoli-for-assignment.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">being designated for assignment</a>.</li> <li>The <strong>Rangers</strong> announced they were selecting the contracts of right-handers <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cottojh01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jharel Cotton</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=anderdr02,anderdr01&amp;search=Drew+Anderson&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Drew Anderson</a></strong>. Both hurlers signed minor league deals over the winter.</li> </ul> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NL East</span></p> <ul> <li>The <strong>Marlins</strong> selected the contracts of outfielders <a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=delacr000bry" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank"><strong>Bryan De La Cruz</strong></a> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=miller006bri&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Brian Miller</a></strong>. Both players are now in line to make their major league debuts.</li> <li>As expected, the <strong>Mets</strong> officially reinstated starter <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/carraca01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Carlos Carrasco</a></strong> from the 60-day injured list. The righty made his team debut this evening against the Reds.</li> <li>The <strong>Phillies</strong> designated reliever <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kintzbr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Brandon Kintzler</a></strong> for assignment and transferred outfielder <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=,joycema01,joyce-002mat&amp;search=Matt+Joyce&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Matt Joyce</a></strong> to the 60-day injured list. The moves were necessary to create roster space to accommodate Philadelphia&#8217;s three deadline acquisitions.</li> <li>The <strong>Nationals</strong> selected the contracts of <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=klobos000gab&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Gabe Klobosits</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sanchad01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Adrian Sanchez</a></strong>, <a href="https://twitter.com/dougherty_jesse/status/1421186982131249158" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">according to Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post</a>. Klobosits, a right-handed pitcher, is a 36th round draft pick from 2017. He has no major league experience. Sanchez had a couple of cups of coffee with Washington from 2017-2019 before <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/10/nationals-outright-4-players.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">being outrighted in 2020</a> and then <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/11/nationals-resign-aaron-barrett-adrian-sanchez-brandon-snyder.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">re-signing on a minor league deal</a>.</li> </ul> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NL Central</span></p> <ul> <li>The <strong>Cubs</strong> selected the contracts of RHP <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=rucker000mic&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Michael Rucker</a></strong> and utilityman <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rominan01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Andrew Romine</a></strong>, <a href="https://twitter.com/JesseRogersESPN/status/1421229546548957191" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">according to Jesse Rogers of ESPN</a>. Rucker was picked up by the Orioles in the Rule 5 draft in 2019 but <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/03/orioles-to-return-rule-5-picks-brandon-bailey-michael-rucker.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">returned to the Cubs</a> before the season started and has yet to make his major league debut. As for Romine, the 35-year-old utility man was <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/04/minor-mlb-transactions-4721.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">signed by the Cubs to a minor league deal</a> earlier this year. The Cubs also selected the contract of righty <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=jewelja01,jewell001jak&amp;search=Jake+Jewell&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jake Jewell</a></strong> prior to yesterday&#8217;s game.</li> <li>The <strong>Brewers</strong> announced that they designated RHP <a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/weigepa01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Patrick Weigel</a> for assignment. Weigel was acquired as part of the <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/04/brewers-trade-orlando-arcia.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">Orlando Arcia trade</a> with Atlanta back in April.</li> </ul> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NL West</span></p> <ul> <li>The <strong>Diamondbacks</strong> claimed outfielder <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hagerja01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jake Hager</a></strong> off waivers from the <strong>Mariners</strong>. This will be Hager&#8217;s fourth club on the season, having been previously designated for assignment by the Mets, Brewers and Mariners. Arizona also selected the contracts of infielder <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=ellis-001dre,ellis-002dre&amp;search=Drew+Ellis&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Drew Ellis</a></strong> and left-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=aguila001mig,aguila000mig&amp;search=Miguel+Aguilar&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Miguel Aguilar</a></strong>.</li> <li>The <strong>Dodgers</strong> announced that they claimed catcher <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wallach01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Chad Wallach</a></strong> off waivers from the <strong>Marlins</strong>. Wallach was <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/marlins-place-trevor-rogers-on-10-day-injured-list.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">recently designated for assignment</a> when <a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=anderbr06,anderbr03,anderbr02&amp;search=Brian+Anderson&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Brian Anderson</a> was reinstated from the IL.</li> </ul> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=luLIQ_XB7vc:L-GY9xTRg9k:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Adrian Sanchez Andrew Romine Arizona Diamondbacks Baltimore Orioles Boston Red Sox Brandon Kintzler Brian Miller Bryan De La Cruz Carlos Carrasco Chad Wallach Chicago Cubs Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers Drew Anderson Drew Ellis Gabe Klobosits Houston Astros Ian Krol Jake Hager Jake Jewell Jake Reed Jharel Cotton Los Angeles Dodgers Marcus Wilson Matt Joyce Miami Marlins Michael Rucker Miguel Aguilar Milwaukee Brewers New York Mets New York Yankees Pablo Sandoval Patrick Weigel Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Hartman Ryan LaMarre Sean Poppen Seattle Mariners Tampa Bay Rays Texas Rangers Transactions Vinny Nittoli Washington Nationals Darragh McDonald