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Cashner recorded a quality start in his last outing and the team is hoping that he can make his scheduled start on Friday against the Cleveland Indians. Well, all signs point to the notion that he will make that start. It's been a trying year for the right-hander, but perhaps he can get on a bit of a roll down the stretch. For now, leave him off your team, unless you're in a deep NL-only format.
Interesting. It could be matchup based, seeing as Milwaukee has been facing some hard-throwing righties of late, but given the play of some of the Brewers, perhaps Santana is best left on the bench. He's not useful in anything but the deepest of NL-only formats at this juncture.
Adams was placed on the DL back on Aug. 11 but indications are that he would be able to return to the lineup soon. When he does return, he will offer adequate pop, but not much else unfortunately. He's best left in free agency for the time being.
Salas' overall numbers are pretty bad, but his second half has been very good. His ERA since the All-Star break sits below 3.00 and he will be another reliable arm in the back-end of the New York pen. His fantasy value takes a hit because he won't be the team's closer, but as long as he pitches like he has been, he can still be reliable in terms of helping your ratios.
This is a tough break for Bell, seeing as he was competing for one of just a couple spots for pass catchers in Tampa Bay. Bell is out for the rest of the game and he will enter concussion protocol in the coming days. He said all he wanted was a break, but unfortunately, he didn't catch one.
Jones hasn't played since August 26 but Buck expects his starting center fielder to play on Friday. The Orioles are being very cautious, and rightfully so, given their chance to make a little noise down the stretch. Jones is a must-start option when healthy, as seen by his .275 average, 24 home runs and 74 RBI.
It's about damn time! This guy has the makings of a fantasy phenom and we are finally going to get a look at the youngster at the big league level. In 105 games between Single-A and Double-A, Moncada hit .298 with 15 home runs and 45 stolen bases. He drew plenty of walks and his game should translate quite well to the big league level. Expect for him to get some time at third base, as well as other positions the rest of the way.
This is terrible news for the Mets, seeing as Walker was enjoying a nice campaign for his new ball club. He had missed quite a few games with this back injury, but the switch-hitter has finally opted for surgery. His season will end seeing him hit .282 with 23 home runs, 55 RBI and three stolen bases.
Bell had just one catch on two targets for 13 yards before exiting the contest with the undisclosed injury. He's fighting for a roster spot, so hopefully the injury doesn't keep him off the field for long.