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Jake Junis (R) Headshot

Junis (2-1) pitched 6.1 innings, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four Blue Jays in Friday's no-decision.

It was an admirable performance by the youngster who picked up his second quality start in his last three outings. Junis dealt strikes on 62 percent of his pitches Friday while inducing more groundouts (eight) than flyouts (six) for the first time in any of his starts this year. Although the 24-year-old's ERA (4.97) and WHIP (1.62) won't draw the attention of many, Junis has shown flashes of what makes him an appealing option in dynasty formats. The right-hander is slated to make his next start Thursday at Detroit.
11:33 pm (EST)
Masahiro Tanaka (R) Headshot

Tanaka (5-7) allowed no runs on three hits and two walks while striking out nine across eight innings, but received no-decision Friday against the Rangers.

Tanaka was unable to get any run support and his outstanding effort was unable to notch him a victory. He's been very up-and-down over his last seven outings, and his 5.74 ERA makes him very hard to trust in fantasy lineups, but he has exceptional upside, and that cannot be ignored. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the White Sox.
11:30 pm (EST)
Eric Sogard (L) Headshot

Sogard was removed in the ninth inning due to elbow tightness after a hit-by-pitch in Friday's game against the Braves, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

Sogard suffered the hit-by-pitch in the seventh inning. He is hopeful that the swelling will go down enough by Saturday afternoon's start time that he can play, but consider him day-to-day for now.
11:29 pm (EST)
Yu Darvish (R) Headshot

Darvish (6-5) fired seven shutout innings on two hits while striking out 10, but received no-decision Friday against the Yankees.

Darvish was locked up in a pitcher's duel against Masahiro Tanaka, and the Rangers were unable to get him any run support, keeping him from earning his seventh win of the season. This was just the second time over his last five starts that he's held an opponent to fewer than three runs, but his 3.12 ERA makes him an outstanding fantasy option. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Indians.
11:28 pm (EST)
Derek Norris (R) Headshot

Norris will be designated for assignment Saturday to clear space for Wilson Ramos's return from the disabled list.

Norris just couldn't hack it at the plate for the Rays in Ramos's stead, as he mustered just a .188/.242/.347 batting line over 194 plate appearances. He was similarly bad in 2016 (.186/.255/.328), but it's possible Norris's strong campaigns with the Athletics will convince somebody he's worth a waiver claim.
11:24 pm (EST)
Wilson Ramos (R) Headshot

Ramos (knee) will be activated from the 60-day disabled list Saturday against Baltimore.

Ramos caught his first full game earlier this week and caught consecutive games for the first time this season Thursday and Friday, but the Rays saw enough to believe he's ready for his season debut. Derek Norris has been designated for assignment to make room for Ramos on the roster. The 29-year-old catcher hit a scorching .307/.354/.496 for the Nationals last year, and his bat will be a big boost to the Rays lineup if he plays anywhere near that level this season.
11:22 pm (EST)
Corey Seager (L) Headshot

Seager was forced to leave Friday's game with an apparent leg injury, SBNation.com reports.

Seager advanced to second base on a second inning RBI single but pulled up and grabbed the back of his right leg on the way there. It appeared to be a hamstring injury by the way Seager was grabbing at his leg, but we'll have to wait for an update from the Dodgers medical staff to know for sure. If so, though, the Dodgers could be losing one of their best players to the disabled list. For now, we'll consider him day-to-day.
11:19 pm (EST)
Daniel Murphy (L) Headshot

Murphy went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Friday against the Reds.

Murphy blasted his 13th bomb of the year to start a rally that eventually erased a three-run deficit for the Nats in a home win. He's been an elite fantasy option the entire season, and he's posting an otherworldly slash line of .346/.400/.584.
11:10 pm (EST)
Brian Goodwin (L) Headshot

Goodwin went 3-for-4 with a homer, two walk, two runs and two RBI Friday against the Reds.

Goodwin launched his fifth homer of the year to pull the Nationals within three runs in the fifth inning of a winning effort. He's put together a strong month of June, and despite a weak batting average, his .578 slugging percentage has been useful for fantasy owners.
11:09 pm (EST)
Anthony Rendón (R) Headshot

Rendon went 1-for-2 with a solo homer, two walks and two runs Friday against the Reds.

Rendon slammed his 14th homer of the year to put the Nationals on the board in the fourth inning of a home win. After a decent month of April, he's been on fire the last two months, and his .291/.395/.540 slash line has made him one of the top third base options in the league.
11:08 pm (EST)
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