2017 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Advice: May 24 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Advice: May 24
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MLB DFS Stacks: May 24 Cover Image
A.J. Pollock Headshot

Pollock (groin) will not travel with the Diamondbacks for the beginning of their road trip, Jack Magruder of FanRagSports.com reports.

It's uncertain if Pollock will join the team at any point during their upcoming 11-game trip, as manager Torey Lovullo reiterated the outfielder will not be rushed back to action. The 29-year-old has been progressing well and likely won't need a rehab stint and he could rejoin the team as soon as he's ready for game action. Regardless, it is almost certain he will miss the this weekend's series in Milwaukee and will probably be out a bit longer due to precautionary reasons, so don't expect him back in the lineup until early June.
1:47 pm (EST)
Zach Neal Headshot

Neal had his contract selected from Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.

Neal has produced well in a swingman role for the Sounds, posting a 3.89 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP, so he'll head up to the big leagues to replace recently injured Bobby Wahl (undisclosed). Neal could be an option for a spot start if Jesse Hahn (elbow) is unable to make his next start, otherwise he'll likely fill a long-relief role out of Oakland's bullpen.
1:44 pm (EST)
Chad Pinder Headshot

Pinder is batting seventh and starting in left field Wednesday against the Marlins, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Pinder primarily plays across the infield, but he'll log his first career start in left field Wednesday. He does have two appearances in right field this season, so he could be picking up outfield eligibility over the summer if the Athletics continue to use him as an outfield piece every now and then.
1:35 pm (EST)
Ryan Schimpf Headshot

Schimpf went 1-for-3 with his 11th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.

A true three-outcome hitter, Schimpf gave us a glimpse of what he brings to the table with a homer, walk and a strikeout. After 42 games, we know what kind of asset the third baseman is: power source at the expense of batting average. 11 of his 22 hits this season have been round-trippers.
1:31 pm (EST)
Francisco Lindor Headshot

Lindor went 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

With the first-inning long ball against Amir Garrett, Lindor reached double-digit home runs for the season and extended his hitting streak to nine games. Lindor's average is still a bit lower than many expected (.274) and he's not running much at all, but his power output and tallies in the counting stats have kept him among the fantasy elite at the shortstop position.
1:27 pm (EST)
Stephen Vogt Headshot

Vogt is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Despite collecting a hit and an RBI in his return to the lineup Tuesday, Vogt will head to the bench for the fourth time in five games. It's unclear whether this is a complete changing of the guard or whether Vogt is just getting more rest while he's in a funk at the plate, but nonetheless, Josh Phegley will pick up another start behind the plate Wednesday.
1:27 pm (EST)
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