DFS MLB Pitching Coach: May 29
Howard Bender

Trayce Thompson is not in the starting lineup against the Mets on Sunday.

The Dodgers will roll with Howie Kendrick in left, Joc Pederson in center, and Yasiel Puig will take back his spot in right after not starting Saturday. Thompson has been a nice surprise in fantasy this season, slashing .274/.336/.528 with seven homers and 19 RBI. He has cooled off in the last week however, going 4-17 at the plate. The youngster still is a solid bat for deeper leagues, and is a heavily owned player when he is in the lineup in DFS, as he provides nice upside at a respectable price.
12 minutes ago

Yasiel Puig has returned to the Dodgers' lineup against the Mets on Sunday.

After being in manager Dave Roberts' doghouse earlier in the week for not hustling, Puig was out of the starting lineup on Saturday, but did get two at bats and recorded a hit. The slugger has a hit in eight of his last ten games, and is slashing .250/.298/.381 on the season, with five home runs and 20 RBI. Insert him back into your lineups as you would normally. Puig is 0-7 lifetime against Bartolo Colon, who he will face Sunday night.
14 minutes ago

Mariners have acquired Patrick Kivlehan from the Rangers.

The 26 year old does not figure to be in your fantasy plans in any capacity. With a line of .182/.252/.262 so far this season at Triple-A Round Rock, he is not pushing for a call-up anytime soon.
37 minutes ago

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said he doesn't anticipate starting Andre Iguodala in Game 7 against the Thunder.

Even if the veteran does not start, he should continue to see big minutes as he has in the last three games. The Warriors are hoping Iggy's defense can slow down Kevin Durant a bit, especially with a trip to the Finals on the line.
42 minutes ago

Ryan Webb (pectoral strain) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

The Rays are not calling the injury serious, and Webb figures to need just the 15 stint and he should return. With a 3.31 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP in his 16.1 innings, the veteran has been very pedestrian. He has no fantasy value at this point.
44 minutes ago

Rays have activated Brad Boxberger from the disabled list.

Great news for owners who have stashed the American League leader in saves from 2015 with 41. Rays manager Kevin Cash has said he plans to ease Boxberger back into the closer role. Alex Colome will go back to a set up role, but has filled in admirably with 12 saves. Unless you play in a holds league, Colome figures to have maybe one more week with some value to your team, otherwise, when Boxberger regains the role, Colome becomes expendable.
45 minutes ago

Yunel Escobar won't return on Sunday.

Escobar inured himself making a diving play on a ground ball Sunday. Escobar has been a surprising bright spot in the Angels' lineup, and it would be yet another blow to an injury decimated Anaheim team. Escobar has put up a line of .307/.363/.417, along with three homeruns and 13 RBI. Keep watch on his status if you depend on him, but have a backup plan in place if he misses any significant time. Cliff Pennington will figure to start if the veteran misses any time. He does not offer much to owners if he sees time.
46 minutes ago

Joe Girardi said their is a strong chance Dustin Ackley will land on the disabled list.

Ackley injured the shoulder while sliding in Sunday's game against the Rays. An MRI will reveal more, but at this point it does not look good. The former second overall pick is slashing .153/250/.153 on the season, and has not lived up to the hype that surrounded him since he has come into the league. He can be left on the waiver wire in all formats.
51 minutes ago

Hyun-Jin Ryu was sore after his most recent throwing session and is now backing off his planned assignments.

If you have Ryu stashed on your bench, now may be the time to abandon ship. We should know in the next few days if this is a significant setback or just a hiccup, but it is a reminder shoulder injuries can be extremely tricky, and even if the rest of Ryu's rehab assignments go smoothly, there is no guarantee he will be effective when he does return.
1 hour ago
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