Nationals prospect Lucas Giolito is among the candidates being considered to replace Stephen Strasburg in the rotation after Strasburg was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.

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Giolito has a 3.17 ERA this season with the Harrisburg Senators, 72 strikeouts and five wins. He is one of the top prospects in all of baseball and could get his first start in the majors with Strasburg going on the 15 day DL. He's worth an add in most leagues.
Giolito has a 3.17 ERA this season with the Harrisburg Senators, 72 strikeouts and five wins. He is one of the top prospects in all of baseball and could get his first start in the majors with Strasburg going on the 15 day DL. He's worth an add in most leagues.
Giolito has a 3.17 ERA this season with the Harrisburg Senators, 72 strikeouts and five wins. He is one of the top prospects in all of baseball and could get his first start in the majors with Strasburg going on the 15 day DL. He's worth an add in most leagues.
Giolito has a 3.17 ERA this season with the Harrisburg Senators, 72 strikeouts and five wins. He is one of the top prospects in all of baseball and could get his first start in the majors with Strasburg going on the 15 day DL. He's worth an add in most leagues.

The Pirates have released pitcher Cory Luebke after he declined a minor league assignment.

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Luebke will be available for any team to pick up, though it is unclear how many interested teams there will be considering his 9.35 ERA and 3.00 WHIP in 8.2 innings this season.

Diamondbacks catcher Chris Herrmann is starting and hitting sixth on Sunday against the Rockies.

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Wellington Castillo is out of the lineup today due to the Diamondbacks having a day game after a night game. Chris Hermann will step in his place as the Diamondbacks will take on righty Chad Bettis and he has a .853 OPS against right-handed pitching this season.

Diamondbacks catcher Wellington Castillo is not in the lineup on Sunday.

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Wellington Castillo is out of the lineup today due to the Diamondbacks having a day game after a night game. Chris Hermann will step in his place as the Diamondbacks will take on righty Chad Bettis and he has a .853 OPS against right-handed pitching this season.

Diamondbacks third basemen Jake Lamb has returned to the lineup and is hitting cleanup on Sunday against the Rockies.

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Lamb was out of the lineup yesterday, as a lefty was on the mound against the Diamondbacks. However, he is back in the lineup today against right-hander Chad Bettis. Lamb is just 1-for-12 against Bettis in his career so he will look to turn that around.

Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera is back in the lineup and hitting leadoff on Sunday against Johnny Cueto and the Giants.

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Herrera was out of the starting lineup yesterday, although he did pinch hit. He is back in the lineup today however, and will take on right-hander Johnny Cueto. Herrera has an .864 OPS against right-handed pitchers this season and lefties have hit Cueto better than righties this year so Herrera could be in for a nice day.

Yunel Escobar is not in the Angels lineup on Sunday.

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Escobar has been out of the lineup all weekend and his absence continues. Jefry Marte has been filling in for him and that will continue Sunday. However, Marte has been only 1-for-10 in those appearances, and will have a tough matchup today as he and the Angels take on Sonny Gray.

Nationals placed Stephen Strasburg (back) on the 15-day disabled list.

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Strasburg was scratched from his start today, which was announced yesterday. However, that has apparently escalated to the point that the team needed to place him on the DL. He had another start pushed back at the beginning of the month, so there had been concern over his health for a somewhat extended amount of time. When he has been healthy, Strasburg has pitched very well as he has a 2.90 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 118 strikeouts over 93 innings.

David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox lineup on Sunday.

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With the Red Sox squaring off against left-hander Martin Perez, Ortiz will get a day off. Ortiz is hitting a respectable .265 against left-handed pitching this season, but the Red Sox are opting to go with recently promoted Bryce Brentz at designated hitter today. Ortiz is having a fantastic year in his final season for the Red Sox, hitting .335 with 18 home runs, 60 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.109. 27-year-old Bryce Brentz will be handling the designated hitter duties and batting sixth for the Red Sox on Sunday.

Dodgers have interest in trading for Jay Bruce.

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With Andre Ethier's return timetable up in the air, Joc Pederson is the only left-handed hitting outfielder that the Dodgers have, so they could be looking to acquire one, and you'd be hard pressed to find a better than Bruce. According to Ken Rosenthall Bruce cannot block a trade to the Dodgers. With the Reds already 21 games back of the division lead, it's not out of the realm of possibility that they'd be willing to part ways with some established players in trades. Bruce is having a fantastic year in 2016, hitting .280 this season with 16 home runs and 57 runs batted in with an OPS of .903.
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