2017 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Advice: June 28 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Advice: June 28
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DFS MLB Stacks: June 28 Cover Image
Tim Quarterman Headshot

Quarterman, after being traded from the Trail Blazers to the Rockets hours prior, was dealt by the Rockets to the Clippers as part of the Chris Paul trade, David Aldridge of Turner Sports reports.

Quarterman was essentially brought in by Houston to be used as part of the deal that sent Chris Paul to the Rockets. It remains to be seen whether or not the Clippers intend to keep Quarterman considering his extremely limited NBA experience and subpar D-League numbers.
3:11 pm (EST)
DeAndre Liggins Headshot

Liggins, who was traded from the Mavericks to the Rockets earlier Wednesday, will now head to the Clippers as part of the Chris Paul deal, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Liggins was likely just an extra piece in the trade to make the financials work out between both the Clippers and Rockets. It remains to be seen if the Clippers will ultimately keep him on the roster for the 2017-18 campaign, as his contract isn't currently guaranteed. If he does, however, stick with the Clippers, Liggins would likely be nothing but a deep reserve behind the likes of Lou Williams and Jamal Crawford at shooting guard. The Clippers could also add another piece during the upcoming free agency, which further complicates Liggins' eventual role with the team.
3:11 pm (EST)
Matt Holliday (R) Headshot

Holliday (illness) was moved to the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.

With Holliday making limited progress from the viral infection he first came down with Sunday, he'll head back to New York to undergo additional testing while the Yankees finish out the road trip without him. Third baseman Miguel Andujar was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move, but he's not a safe bet to assume Holliday's role as the club's everyday designated hitter. Instead, look for manager Joe Girardi to cycle in a number of different bench bats at DH for the duration of Holliday's absence.
3:10 pm (EST)
Darrun Hilliard Headshot

Hilliard was traded to the Rockets on Wednesday and will be included in the package being sent to the Clippers for Chris Paul, Sam Amick of USA Today Sports reports.

In order to satisfy cap requirements and complete the trade, the Rockets have scrambled to acquire several players on non-guaranteed contracts for next season. Hilliard, who appeared in 39 games for Detroit in 2016-17, has until July 1 to be waived, or his contract for the 2017-18 season becomes guaranteed. The expectation is that the Clippers will move forth with waiving Hilliard, as well as a few other players, in short order.
3:09 pm (EST)
Jarrett Allen Headshot

Allen (hip) is unable to participate in the Las Vegas Summer League due to a strained right hip flexor, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

Allen was selected 22nd overall by Brooklyn in the 2017 NBA Draft, which is unfortunate for the Nets considering they won't get a good look at his play prior to him competing at the professional level. The 6-foot-11 big man spent his freshman season at Texas before being drafted, averaging 13.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks across 32.1 minutes per game.
3:06 pm (EST)
Dan Slania (R) Headshot

Slania was recalled by the Giants on Wednesday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Slania will join the big-league club following the elbow injury to closer Mark Melancon that forced the right-hander to the 10-day DL. Since 2013, Slania has worked his way up from Low-A ball and is set to make his major-league debut in the coming days. During his time with Triple-A Sacramento and Double-A Richmond in 2017, Slania has compiled a 6.66 ERA with a 1.71 WHIP and a 73:38 K:BB during 77 innings on the mound.
3:03 pm (EST)
John Hicks (R) Headshot

Hicks was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday.

With Victor Martinez (chest) cleared to return from the disabled list, the Tigers had no room on the active roster for another position player, so Hicks will head back to the minors in search of consistent at-bats. Hicks has impressed over multiple stints with the Tigers this season by delivering a .841 OPS in 69 plate appearances, but it will likely take another injury to a catcher or first baseman before he receives another trial with the big club.
3:03 pm (EST)
Cory Conacher Headshot

Conacher inked a two-year, two-way deal with Tampa Bay on Wednesday worth $650,000 annually at the NHL level.

Conacher's contract will convert to a one-way ahead of the 2018-19 season which could help him secure a regular role with the Lightning. For now, the 27-year-old will likely start the upcoming campaign in the minors where he racked up 60 points and 113 PIM in 56 outings last year. The center appears to have reignited his career after a one-year stint overseas with Bern SC of the Swiss league.
3:01 pm (EST)
Victor Martínez (B) Headshot

Martinez (chest) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.

Martinez was sidelined for a little under two weeks after he was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat that had resulted in a hospital trip and a brief hiatus on baseball activities. With doctors clearing him to resume workouts last week, Martinez has been able to take batting practice the last few days without incident, so it's expected that he'll immediately be plugged back into an everyday role at designated hitter. The Tigers optioned catcher/first baseman John Hicks to Triple-A Toledo to make room on the 25-man roster for Martinez.
3:00 pm (EST)
Mark Melancon (R) Headshot

Melancon (elbow) is headed to the disabled list again with a right pronator strain, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Melancon missed time in the middle of May with this same exact injury, but was able to return as soon as he was eligible. Although he didn't miss much time initially, it's concerning that the right-hander suffered the injury for a second time in about a month's time on the mound. Melancon will see doctors and get an MRI on Wednesday, which will give the team a timetable for his return. In his place, Dan Slania was recalled while Sam Dyson is set to take over as closer for San Francisco in his stead.
2:58 pm (EST)
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