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  • William Contreras MIL C
    Brewers' William Contreras: Being evaluated for concussion
    3m ago

    Contreras is being evaluated for a concussion following Sunday's 5-4 win over the Reds, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    Contreras took a shot to the head when he collided with Stuart Fairchild at home plate, applying the tag for the final out of the contest. The catcher was slow to get up and he'll now undergo some additional testing to determine the severity of the injury. The Brewers will start a three-game series on the road against the Angels on Monday and if he is forced to miss any action, Gary Sanchez would likely take over behind the plate.

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  • Tylor Megill NYM SP
    Mets' Tylor Megill: Picks up second win
    10m ago

    Megill (2-3) pitched five innings to get the win Sunday vs the Padres. He gave up two runs on five hits, while walking two and striking out five.

    Megill worked around jams in the first and fifth innings to pick up his second win in his last three starts. The 28-year-old righty has struggled getting deep into games, as he's only pitched more than five innings in one of his six starts this season. Despite this, he's been a steadying presence in the Mets rotation with a 3.52 ERA and 1.30 WHIP that he'll carry into his next outing.

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  • Mitchell Parker WAS SP
    Nationals' Mitchell Parker: Six strong innings
    12m ago

    Parker (5-3) picked up the win Sunday against Miami, allowing one earned run on six hits and zero walks while striking out four over six innings.

    Parker's excellent rookie season continued as he turned in another quality start, his fourth over his past six games. During that span, the southpaw has pitched to a 3.03 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and a 25:8 K:BB across 35.2 innings. While Parker doesn't typically post high-strikeout totals, he has been remarkably consistent all season, allowing three earned runs or fewer in all 12 of his starts. He will look to keep the success going in his next start, currently scheduled for next weekend at Coors Field.

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  • Kenta Maeda DET SP
    Tigers' Kenta Maeda: Takes loss vs Astros
    19m ago

    Maeda (2-3) allowed four runs in five innings, he gave up five hits and two walks while striking out one on Sunday vs the Astros.

    Maeda got tagged early as he gave up all four runs in the first two frames, with the three-run homer to Jose Altuve being the costly hit. He managed to settle in as he faced the minimum nine hitters over the next three frames to get through five innings. Maeda has now given up at least four runs in five of his 11 starts this season. The veteran righty will take a 6.02 ERA into his next start as he still tries to find a rhythm with his new club.

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  • Austin Wells NYY C
    Yankees' Austin Wells: Back on bench Sunday
    23m ago

    Wells is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

    Wells will sit for the second time in the series after making his lone start in Saturday's 8-1 win. Though he's gone 5-for-15 with a home run and walk in his last five games, Wells still appears to be stuck in a timeshare at catcher with Jose Trevino.

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  • Yimi Garcia TOR RP
    Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Exits with elbow soreness Sunday
    31m ago

    Blue Jays manager John Schneider said after Sunday's 7-6 win over the Guardians that Garcia was removed from the contest in the ninth inning with right elbow soreness, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. "We'll see how he is and know more later [Sunday or Monday]."

    Called upon for the save chance with the Blue Jays holding a 7-4 lead entering the top of the ninth, Garcia lacked his usual command in the relief appearance. After inducing a leadoff popout from Kyle Manzardo, Garcia surrendered a base hit to Daniel Schneemann before serving up a two-run home run to Brayan Rocchio. He then got Bo Naylor to foul out before getting lifted from the game after serving up back-to-back singles to Steven Kwan and Tyler Freeman. Nate Pearson came on with two outs and runners on the corners to put out the fire and enable Garcia to earn his 10th hold of the season, but Garcia's health now becomes the greater concern. If Garcia's elbow issue is serious enough for him to join Jordan Romano (elbow) on the injured list, the Blue Jays could turn to Pearson, Chad Green and Tim Mayza to handle any future save chances that may arise.

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  • William Contreras MIL C
    Brewers' William Contreras: Being evaluated for concussion
    3m ago

    Contreras is being evaluated for a concussion following Sunday's 5-4 win over the Reds, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    Contreras took a shot to the head when he collided with Stuart Fairchild at home plate, applying the tag for the final out of the contest. The catcher was slow to get up and he'll now undergo some additional testing to determine the severity of the injury. The Brewers will start a three-game series on the road against the Angels on Monday and if he is forced to miss any action, Gary Sanchez would likely take over behind the plate.

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  • Austin Wells NYY C
    Yankees' Austin Wells: Back on bench Sunday
    23m ago

    Wells is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

    Wells will sit for the second time in the series after making his lone start in Saturday's 8-1 win. Though he's gone 5-for-15 with a home run and walk in his last five games, Wells still appears to be stuck in a timeshare at catcher with Jose Trevino.

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  • Andrew Knizner TEX C
    Rangers' Andrew Knizner: Getting third straight start
    1h ago

    Knizner will start at catcher and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Mariners.

    Knizner will be making his third consecutive start, but his time as the Rangers' No. 1 catcher should be short-lived. Jonah Heim (personal) was placed on the paternity list Saturday and will rejoin the team no later than Tuesday.

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  • Jacob Stallings COL C
    Rockies' Jacob Stallings: Stepping in as No. 1 catcher
    2h ago

    Stallings will start at catcher and bat cleanup in Sunday's game against the Pirates.

    Stallings will pick up his fourth start in five games and should continue serving as the Rockies' primary option behind the plate until Elias Diaz (calf) returns from the 10-day injured list. A former Gold Glove winner who's valued mainly for his defensive contributions, Stallings has been a surprising performer with the bat during his first season in Colorado, slashing .296/.375/.449 over 113 plate appearances thus far.

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  • Yasmani Grandal PIT C
    Pirates' Yasmani Grandal: Getting breather Sunday
    3h ago

    Grandal is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

    Grandal will rest for the Sunday afternoon game after he went 2-for-4 with an RBI while catching eight innings of Saturday's 16-4 loss. Jason Delay will step in for Grandal behind the plate.

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  • Shea Langeliers OAK C
    Athletics' Shea Langeliers: Sitting in opening game of day
    3h ago

    Langeliers is out of the lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Twins.

    Langeliers will get a breather for the early game of the twin bill as Kyle McCann draws the starting nod behind the dish. Expect Langeliers to check back into the lineup as the Athletics' starting catcher for the nightcap.

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  • Trenton Brooks SF 1B
    Giants' Trenton Brooks: Losing work to Flores
    2h ago

    Brooks is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.

    Brooks looked as though he might hold down a strong-side platoon role at first base following his call-up from Triple-A Sacramento on May 28, but he appears to have since faded into a pure backup role behind Wilmer Flores. He'll be out of the lineup for the fifth straight game, with the Giants facing three lefty starters and two righties during that span.

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  • Elehuris Montero COL 1B
    Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Hitting bench Sunday
    2h ago

    Montero is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates.

    Montero will get a break for the series finale after he had started in each of the Rockies' last four games while going 2-for-13 with a double, two walks, two runs and one RBI. Though he's maintaining a lowly .554 OPS for the season, Montero could hold down a near-everyday role until the banged-up Rockies get some of their hitters back from the injured list.

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  • Connor Joe PIT 1B
    Pirates' Connor Joe: On bench against righty
    3h ago

    Joe is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

    Joe is sitting against a right-handed starting pitcher (Dakota Hudson) for the second time in four games, perhaps indicating that his standing as an everyday player could be on shaky ground. After producing a .794 OPS through the first two months of the season, Joe is slashing .167/.271/.310 since the beginning of June.

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  • Rhys Hoskins MIL 1B
    Brewers' Rhys Hoskins: Taking seat Sunday
    3h ago

    Hoskins is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

    He'll get a breather for the day game after he started in the first two games of the series while going 0-for-8 with five strikeouts. Jake Bauers will fill in for Hoskins at first base.

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  • Tyler Locklear SEA 1B
    Mariners' Tyler Locklear: First career steal in loss
    6h ago

    Locklear went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

    The rookie was able to reach safely for the fourth consecutive game despite not getting a hit for the first time in that span, and he parlayed his one trip on the basepaths into his first career big-league steal. Locklear is still having trouble making consistent contact as he acclimates to major-league arms -- he's struck out at a massive 40.0 percent clip in his first 25 plate appearances -- but his impressive body of work at the plate over multiple levels of the minors suggests he has the ability to progressively turn things around in that department.

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  • Andrew Vaughn CHW 1B
    White Sox's Andrew Vaughn: Another big performance
    6h ago

    Vaughn went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Vaughn drove home Chicago's first run of the game with an RBI single in the third before adding a two-run shot in the fifth, boosting the team's lead to three runs. It marked the first baseman's fifth long ball in his last 10 games and he's now batting .340 in June with nine RBI and 11 runs scored. Vaughn has also recorded multiple hits in four of his last six contests.

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  • Jose Altuve HOU 2B
    Astros' Jose Altuve: Homers, steals bag in win
    32m ago

    Altuve went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, two runs and a stolen base in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Tigers.

    With two men on and two out in the second inning, Altuve took Kenta Maeda deep for his 11th long ball of the season. He added another hit and when he reached on a walk in the eighth he picked up his 10th stolen base of the campaign. It was Altuve's second home run in his last seven games after a streak of 17 games without a blast. The second baseman's has been hot as of late, hitting .333 in June and for the season he's slashing a healthy .299/.350/.460.

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  • Nick Loftin KC 2B
    Royals' Nick Loftin: Taking seat Sunday
    1h ago

    Loftin is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

    He'll give way to Garrett Hampson at second base for the series finale. Loftin had manned the keystone in seven of the Royals' previous eight games and should remain Kansas City's primary option at the position until Michael Massey (back) returns from the injured list.

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  • Nicky Lopez CHW 2B
    White Sox's Nicky Lopez: Idle against lefty
    1h ago

    Lopez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    The lefty-hitting Lopez will take a seat while southpaw Jordan Montgomery starts for the Diamondbacks. Danny Mendick will fill in for Lopez at the keystone.

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  • Michael Stefanic LAA 2B
    Angels' Michael Stefanic: Getting look atop batting order
    2h ago

    Stefanic will start at second base and bat leadoff in Sunday's game against the Giants, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.

    The Giants are opening the game with a left-hander (Erik Miller) on the hill, so the right-handed-hitting Stefanic will displace the Angels' usual leadoff man -- the lefty-hitting Nolan Schanuel -- atop the lineup. Stefanic had started in two of the previous three games while batting ninth in the order on both occasions, and he could end up serving as the Angels' preferred option at second base until Brandon Drury (hamstring) returns from the injured list.

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  • Jared Triolo PIT 2B
    Pirates' Jared Triolo: Getting fourth straight start
    3h ago

    Triolo will start at third base and bat sixth in Sunday's game against the Rockies.

    Triolo will pick up his fourth straight start, but two came while shortstop Oneil Cruz was sitting out due to a sore ankle. Cruz is back in the lineup Sunday, but Triolo will get the nod at third base in place of a resting Ke'Bryan Hayes. Expect Triolo to return to a utility role when the Pirates open their series against the Reds on Monday.

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  • Zack Gelof OAK 2B
    Athletics' Zack Gelof: On bench for matinee
    6h ago

    Gelof is not in the lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Twins.

    Gelof will get an extended breather of sorts, having also sat out Saturday, but he will likely be back in there to face Chris Paddack in the nightcap. After breaking out to the tune of an .841 OPS, 14 homers and 14 steals in just 69 games last season, Gelof has struggled to a .558 OPS, five homers and seven steals through 52 games in 2024.

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  • Eugenio Suarez ARI 3B
    Diamondbacks' Eugenio Suarez: Hitting bench Sunday
    1h ago

    Suarez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

    Though manager Torey Lovullo hinted earlier this week that Blaze Alexander would receive more playing time at third base going forward, Suarez still appears to be the Diamondbacks' preferred option at the hot corner for now. Though Alexander will man third base Sunday, Suarez had started in each of the previous three games and went 3-for-8 with a solo home run and three walks across those contests.

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  • Josh H. Smith TEX 3B
    Rangers' Josh Smith: Remains out Sunday
    1h ago

    Smith (undisclosed) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.

    Smith is on the bench for a third straight game due to an injury that manager Bruce Bochy has termed as "general tightness." Ezequiel Duran will get a second consecutive start at third base in place of the banged-up Smith.

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  • Luis Guillorme LAA 3B
    Angels' Luis Guillorme: Not getting regular work at 2B
    2h ago

    Guillorme is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.

    Guillorme is on the bench for the third time in four games. Though Kyren Paris' recent demotion to the minors has opened up playing time at the keystone while Brandon Drury (hamstring) remains on the injured list, Guillorme looks like he'll remain in a utility role while Michael Stefanic serves as the top option at second base.

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  • Ke'Bryan Hayes PIT 3B
    Pirates' Ke'Bryan Hayes: Riding pine Sunday
    3h ago

    Hayes is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.

    Hayes will get some rest for the series finale in Colorado after he had started in each of the Pirates' last five games while going 3-for-21 with a stolen base and a run scored. Jared Triolo will fill in for Hayes at the hot corner.

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  • Justyn-Henry Malloy DET 3B
    Tigers' Justyn-Henry Malloy: Getting Sunday off
    3h ago

    Malloy is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.

    Malloy will head to the bench after he had served as the Tigers' designated hitter for each of the past three games while going 3-for-12 with a home run, a double and three RBI. The 24-year-old is providing a decent amount of power (three extra-base hits) in his first taste of the majors, but he's hitting just .188 with a 38.5 percent strikeout rate through 39 plate appearances. Malloy's hold on an everyday role could be tenuous, and he may be headed back to Triple-A Toledo if his playing time slips in the days to come.

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  • Josh Jung TEX 3B
    Rangers' Josh Jung: Ready for rehab stint
    4h ago

    Jung (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Jung, who suffered a fractured right wrist early in the season, resumed swinging the bat in late May and progressed to live batting practice earlier this week. He's now ready for games, which puts a return to the Rangers before the end of the month very much on the table. Expect Jung to slot back in at third base immediately upon activation after his All-Star campaign in 2023.

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  • Dylan Moore SEA SS
    Mariners' Dylan Moore: Drawing fourth straight start
    1h ago

    Moore will start at second base and bat ninth in Sunday's game against the Rangers.

    Moore will pick up his fourth consecutive start in the infield since making his return from the paternity list Thursday. He'll likely serve as the Mariners' primary option at the keystone before moving into a utility role once Jorge Polanco (hamstring) is ready to come off the 10-day injured list.

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  • Ryan Bliss SEA SS
    Mariners' Ryan Bliss: Losing out to Dylan Moore
    1h ago

    Bliss is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.

    After a recent stretch of nine consecutive starts at second base, Bliss appears to have lost hold of an everyday role following Dylan Moore's recent return from the paternity list. Moore will make his second straight start at the keystone, but both he and Bliss will see their opportunities trend down once Jorge Polanco (hamstring) returns from the injured list.

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  • Nick Ahmed SF SS
    Giants' Nick Ahmed: On bench for series finale
    2h ago

    Ahmed is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.

    Ahmed went 3-for-7 with a stolen base and a run scored while starting at shortstop for the Giants in both of the team's games since he returned from the injured list Friday. Both of those starts came against left-handed pitchers, making it unclear if he's the team's preferred option at the position or if the lefty-hitting Brett Wisely will operate in the strong side of a platoon. Wisely is in the lineup at shortstop Sunday, but the Angels are deploying a right-handed opener (Ben Joyce) rather than a traditional starter.

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  • Brandon Crawford STL SS
    Cardinals' Brandon Crawford: Lifted early with leg injury
    2h ago

    Crawford was removed from Sunday's game against the Cubs in the top of the eighth inning with an apparent left hamstring injury, John Denton of MLB.com reports. He went 1-for-1 with a double, two walks and a run scored before departing.

    With Masyn Winn getting a day out of the field and serving as the Cardinals' designated hitter, Crawford entered the starting nine at shortstop for just the 12th time all season. He got off to a strong start to the day at the plate before he was pulled midway through his eighth-inning plate appearance, when he appeared to grab at his hamstring following a big swing. Jose Fermin came off the bench to replace Crawford and popped out. The Cardinals should have more information on Crawford's condition after the game.

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  • Oneil Cruz PIT SS
    Pirates' Oneil Cruz: Returning from two-game absence
    3h ago

    Cruz (ankle) will start at shortstop and bat third in Sunday's game against the Rockies, Andrew Destin of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Cruz will check back into the lineup after a sore left ankle prevented him from playing in either of the first two games of the series. The fact that the Pirates are using him at shortstop Sunday rather than deploying him at designated hitter would seem to speak to confidence in Cruz's health heading into the team's upcoming six-game week.

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  • Jose Caballero TB SS
    Rays' Jose Caballero: Scratched with tight calf
    5h ago

    Caballero was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's game against Atlanta with left calf tightness, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Amed Rosario was a late addition to the lineup as a replacement for Caballero and will hit ninth and start at shortstop. Caballero has served as the Rays' primary shortstop for most of the season, but he had moved into more of a utility infield role of late following Taylor Walls' return from the injured list June 7.

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  • Andrew Benintendi CHW LF
    White Sox's Andrew Benintendi: Resting against lefty
    1h ago

    Benintendi is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    The lefty-hitting Benintendi will cede left field to Corey Julks while the Diamondbacks bring southpaw Jordan Montgomery to the hill for the series finale. Since returning from the injured list Wednesday, Benintendi has made two starts and has gone 3-for-6 with a double, two walks and a run.

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  • Oscar Colas CHW RF
    White Sox's Oscar Colas: Fading into reserve role
    1h ago

    Colas is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    Colas is on the bench for the third game in a row and looks like he'll serve as little more than a fourth or fifth outfielder for the White Sox following the recent returns of Tommy Pham and Andrew Benintendi from the injured list.

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  • Gavin Sheets CHW RF
    White Sox's Gavin Sheets: Heading to bench Sunday
    1h ago

    Sheets is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    With southpaw Jordan Montgomery on the hill for the Diamondbacks, the lefty-hitting Sheets will retreat to the bench. Korey Lee will get a day off of catching duties and will serve as Chicago's designated hitter in Sheets' stead. Though he remains the White Sox's preferred DH against right-handed pitching for now, Sheets could lose out on regular playing time during the upcoming week, when Eloy Jimenez (hamstring) will likely come off the injured list.

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  • Lourdes Gurriel ARI LF
    Diamondbacks' Lourdes Gurriel: Getting rest Sunday
    1h ago

    Gurriel is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

    Gurriel will receive a routine day off after he had started in each of Arizona's last seven games. Jake McCarthy will shift over from his usual spot in right field to cover left field in Gurriel's stead.

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  • Kevin Pillar LAA CF
    Angels' Kevin Pillar: Making seventh straight start
    2h ago

    Pillar will start in center field and bat cleanup in Sunday's game against the Giants, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.

    Pillar will pick up his seventh straight start and may have pushed his way into a near-everyday role in the Angels outfield while he's been at a heater at the plate for more than a month now. Dating back to May 7, Pillar is slashing .351/.394/.629 with six home runs, four stolen bases, 24 RBI and 21 runs in 27 games. Pillar's much more modest offensive outputs over parts of the previous 11 seasons in the big leagues suggest he won't be able to maintain his current level of production for much longer, but fantasy managers should ride the wave while it lasts.

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  • Mickey Moniak LAA CF
    Angels' Mickey Moniak: Retreating to bench Sunday
    2h ago

    Moniak is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.

    After starting in each of the past four games, the lefty-hitting Moniak will hit the bench while the Giants open the game with a left-hander (Erik Miller). Kevin Pillar -- who had made four straight starts in left field -- will slide over to center field in Moniak's stead.

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  • Tylor Megill NYM SP
    Mets' Tylor Megill: Picks up second win
    10m ago

    Megill (2-3) pitched five innings to get the win Sunday vs the Padres. He gave up two runs on five hits, while walking two and striking out five.

    Megill worked around jams in the first and fifth innings to pick up his second win in his last three starts. The 28-year-old righty has struggled getting deep into games, as he's only pitched more than five innings in one of his six starts this season. Despite this, he's been a steadying presence in the Mets rotation with a 3.52 ERA and 1.30 WHIP that he'll carry into his next outing.

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  • Mitchell Parker WAS SP
    Nationals' Mitchell Parker: Six strong innings
    12m ago

    Parker (5-3) picked up the win Sunday against Miami, allowing one earned run on six hits and zero walks while striking out four over six innings.

    Parker's excellent rookie season continued as he turned in another quality start, his fourth over his past six games. During that span, the southpaw has pitched to a 3.03 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and a 25:8 K:BB across 35.2 innings. While Parker doesn't typically post high-strikeout totals, he has been remarkably consistent all season, allowing three earned runs or fewer in all 12 of his starts. He will look to keep the success going in his next start, currently scheduled for next weekend at Coors Field.

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  • Kenta Maeda DET SP
    Tigers' Kenta Maeda: Takes loss vs Astros
    19m ago

    Maeda (2-3) allowed four runs in five innings, he gave up five hits and two walks while striking out one on Sunday vs the Astros.

    Maeda got tagged early as he gave up all four runs in the first two frames, with the three-run homer to Jose Altuve being the costly hit. He managed to settle in as he faced the minimum nine hitters over the next three frames to get through five innings. Maeda has now given up at least four runs in five of his 11 starts this season. The veteran righty will take a 6.02 ERA into his next start as he still tries to find a rhythm with his new club.

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  • Jesus Luzardo MIA SP
    Marlins' Jesus Luzardo: Fans two in defeat
    38m ago

    Luzardo (3-6) took the loss Sunday against Washington, allowing two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two in five innings pitched.

    The two runs charged to Luzardo were both solo home runs -- a first-inning shot by Lane Thomas followed by a fifth-inning blast courtesy of Jacob Young. While he only yielded two earned runs, Luzardo allowed baserunners in all five innings and mustered just two strikeouts. The hard-throwing southpaw has seen a steep drop-off in his strikeout rate compared to last year, plummeting from 10.48 K/9 to 7.83 K/9 this season. Overall, Luzardo has compiled a disappointing 5.00 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and a 58:22 K:BB across 66.2 innings. He will look to bounce back in his next start, currently scheduled for next weekend versus Seattle.

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  • Hurston Waldrep ATL SP
    Braves' Hurston Waldrep: Demoted after another poor start
    42m ago

    Atlanta optioned Waldrep to Triple-A Gwinnett following Sunday's 8-6 loss to the Rays, Gabe Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    After he yielded seven earned runs and walked four batters in just 3.2 innings in his MLB debut last Sunday in Washington, Waldrep was given another chance to prove he belonged in Atlanta's rotation. Unfortunately for the 22-year-old righty, he was sent back to the minors after displaying shaky command and control for a second straight outing. He was once again pulled midway through the fourth inning Sunday, needing 71 pitches (42 strikes) to record 10 outs while allowing six earned runs on five hits -- including two home runs -- and four walks. The long-term outlook remains bright for Waldrep, but he'll need further seasoning in the upper levels of the minors before he gets another look in the Atlanta rotation.

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  • Ronel Blanco HOU SP
    Astros' Ronel Blanco: Hurls seven no-hit innings
    43m ago

    Blanco (7-2) got the win Sunday vs the Tigers. He did not allow a run or a hit in seven innings, while walking three and striking out eight.

    Blanco flirted with his second no-hitter of the season but his elevated pitch count forced him out of the game after seven frames, and the bullpen would give up a hit the next inning. The 30-year-old righty mowed through the Tigers lineup registering eight strikeouts in another impressive showing. Blanco lowered his ERA to 2.43 as he became the eighth pitcher since 1900 to have multiple games of seven innings and zero hits allowed in single season.

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  • Yimi Garcia TOR RP
    Blue Jays' Yimi Garcia: Exits with elbow soreness Sunday
    31m ago

    Blue Jays manager John Schneider said after Sunday's 7-6 win over the Guardians that Garcia was removed from the contest in the ninth inning with right elbow soreness, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. "We'll see how he is and know more later [Sunday or Monday]."

    Called upon for the save chance with the Blue Jays holding a 7-4 lead entering the top of the ninth, Garcia lacked his usual command in the relief appearance. After inducing a leadoff popout from Kyle Manzardo, Garcia surrendered a base hit to Daniel Schneemann before serving up a two-run home run to Brayan Rocchio. He then got Bo Naylor to foul out before getting lifted from the game after serving up back-to-back singles to Steven Kwan and Tyler Freeman. Nate Pearson came on with two outs and runners on the corners to put out the fire and enable Garcia to earn his 10th hold of the season, but Garcia's health now becomes the greater concern. If Garcia's elbow issue is serious enough for him to join Jordan Romano (elbow) on the injured list, the Blue Jays could turn to Pearson, Chad Green and Tim Mayza to handle any future save chances that may arise.

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  • Joe Kelly LAD RP
    Dodgers' Joe Kelly: Shifts to 60-day IL
    2h ago

    The Dodgers transferred Kelly (shoulder) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Sunday.

    As a result of the transaction, Kelly won't be eligible to return to the Dodgers bullpen until the first week of July. The right-hander threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday, so he already seems to be making good progress in his recovery from the right shoulder strain that has kept him out of action since May 6. He could be cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment later this week or next.

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  • Michael Grove LAD RP
    Dodgers' Michael Grove: Shut down with lat injury
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    The Dodgers placed Grove on the 15-day injured list Sunday with a right lat injury, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

    Grove presumably sustained the injury during his two-inning relief appearance in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Royals. He gave up a run in the outing for a third consecutive appearance and now holds a 5.06 ERA over 37.1 innings on the season.

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    Dodgers' J.P. Feyereisen: Back in big leagues
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    The Dodgers recalled Feyereisen from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday.

    Feyereisen and right-hander Michael Petersen will join the Los Angeles bullpen for the series finale versus the Royals, providing the club with some much-needed fresh arms in the bullpen after five Dodgers relievers covered the final seven innings of Saturday's 7-2 loss. Over his nine appearances with the Dodgers this season, Feyereisen has submitted a 6.00 ERA and 1.33 WHIP.

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  • Josh Sborz TEX RP
    Rangers' Josh Sborz: Beginning rehab assignment
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    Sborz (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    A right rotator cuff strain put Sborz on the injured list May 9, but he made it through live BP earlier this week and has since gained clearance to start up a rehab assignment. Sborz compiled a win and three holds in seven appearances before going down. He should slot back into a fairly prominent role in the Rangers' bullpen when ready, though not quite at the back end.

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  • Jesus Tinoco TEX RP
    Rangers' Jesus Tinoco: Bumped from 40-man roster
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    Tinoco was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Sunday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Cole Winn was summoned to replace Tinoco, who will now be subjected to waivers. Tinoco did himself no favors with multiple walks in each of his final three appearances before this move. The 29-year-old righty has posted a 4.58 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 76.2 career innings over parts of five big-league seasons.

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    Mariners' Mitch Garver: Hitting bench Sunday
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    Garver is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.

    Garver had started each of the past five games at either designated hitter or catcher, going just 2-for-18 but drawing seven walks over that stretch. The 33-year-old's .646 OPS still represents a more than 200-point downturn from his 2023 mark with the Rangers (.870), but Garver still looks like he'll play frequently against left-handed pitching and fairly regularly against right-handed pitching.

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  • Manny Machado SD DH
    Padres' Manny Machado: Gets ejected Sunday
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    Machado was ejected from Sunday's game against the Mets in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes. He went 1-for-3 with an RBI and two strikeouts.

    Padres manager Mike Shildt was also tossed from the game after leaving the dugout to argue with the home-plate umpire. Machado slammed his bat in frustration with the called third strike but didn't make any contact with the umpire, so he shouldn't be subject to any further punishment from MLB.

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  • Willie Calhoun LAA DH
    Angels' Willie Calhoun: Sitting in fourth straight
    2h ago

    Calhoun is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.

    Calhoun has been displaced as the Angels' designated hitter in four straight games while Taylor Ward has handled those duties since returning from a one-game absence due to a back injury. It's unclear if Calhoun will recapture a regular role when or if Ward moves back to his previous spot in left field. Dating back to May 22, Calhoun has produced a modest .564 OPS, which may have put him at risk of losing his job even if Ward's back injury hadn't cropped up.

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  • Trevor Larnach MIN DH
    Twins' Trevor Larnach: Sitting for opening game of twin bill
    3h ago

    Larnach is out of the lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Athletics.

    The lefty-hitting Larnach will take a seat for the opening game of the day while southpaw JP Sears takes the hill for Oakland, but expect Larnach to re-enter the starting nine for the nightcap, when right-hander Joey Estes will toe the rubber.

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  • Nick Martini CIN DH
    Reds' Nick Martini: Getting regular work against RHPs
    4h ago

    Martini will start at designated hitter and bat sixth Sunday against the Brewers.

    The lefty-hitting Martini sat out will pick up his second straight start against a right-handed starting pitcher or primary pitcher and may have temporarily supplanted Jacob Hurtubise as a strong-side platoon player at DH. Martini owns an underwhelming .205/.252/.357 slash line over 123 plate appearances on the season in the majors, so he'll most likely be the odd man out of the everyday lineup against right-handed pitching once the Reds get Noelvi Marte back from an 80-game suspension June 27.

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  • Nelson Velazquez KC DH
    Royals' Nelson Velazquez: Not starting Sunday
    4h ago

    Velazquez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

    This marks the second absence in three days for Velazquez, who has struggled to a .129/.256/.194 slash line so far this month. His overall OPS is down more than 200 points from a year ago. He could see his playing time squeezed further in the short term with Salvador Perez needing time at designated hitter to combat a knee injury.

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