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Andrew Miller (L) Headshot

Miller allowed a solo home run during the eighth inning of Saturday's win over Toronto. He was charged with his first blown save of the season.

It was a rare blip on the radar for Miller, as he's allowed just three runs through 14.1 innings over his past 12 appearances. With a 1.69 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 13.1 K/9 for the campaign, Miller remains a valuable fantasy asset. However, despite pitching consistently in high-leverage situations, he's not a lock to provide much help in the wins or saves columns.
10:42 pm (EST)
Jharel Cotton (R) Headshot

Cotton (finger) will make another rehab start for Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday, and won't be able to rejoin the big-league rotation until next Sunday at the earliest, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

There was some thought that he might be able to return to Oakland's rotation Monday, but he will need at least one more tuneup in the minors. Cotton gave up four runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts in 3.1 innings in his last rehab outing. Chris Smith will start Monday in Toronto in his place.
10:42 pm (EST)
Justin Smoak (B) Headshot

Smoak went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Saturday's loss to Cleveland.

Smoak squared up a long fly off Andrew Miller for Toronto's only run of the game. The first baseman has been one of the lone bright spots for the Blue Jays and is now up to a .302/.377/.598 slash line with 27 homers, 64 RBI and 55 runs. It's taken a long time for the 30 year old to live up to the hype that accompanied him moving through the minors, but fantasy owners that took a leap of faith on the post-hype slugger have been rewarded with a monster showing.
10:37 pm (EST)
Marcus Stroman (R) Headshot

Stroman allowed a single run on five hits and five walks while striking out seven batters through 7.2 innings during Saturday's loss to Cleveland.

Considering Cleveland scored 13 runs in Friday's series opener and boast a strong offense, this stands as one of Stroman's best starts of the season. He's found a groove of late and allowed just four earned runs over 34 innings through his past five starts. With a strong 2.98 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 7.5 K/9 for the campaign, Stroman should continue to be viewed as a go-to asset. He projects to make his next start against Oakland at the Rogers Centre.
10:33 pm (EST)
Sergio Romo (R) Headshot

Romo was traded to the Rays on Saturday for cash, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times

The Dodgers just cast Romo off the 40-man roster, and the Rays jumped in and added him to the organizational bullpen mix. Romo has a 6.12 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 31:12 K:BB in 25 innings this season, so he is unlikely to see any high-leverage work if he is able to earn a spot on the active roster.
10:19 pm (EST)
Alex Claudio (L) Headshot

Claudio pitched 1.1 scoreless innings while allowing one hit to earn his fourth save Saturday against the Rays.

Claudio was protecting a one-run lead and was able to successfully convert his third save opportunity over the last five games. For now, he appears to be the preferred closer of choice for the team, and if he can maintain his 2.42 ERA along with his 1.02 WHIP, it's possible that the lefty could remain in this role unless he runs into significant struggles. That said, there are no guarantees in this bullpen right now, but fantasy managers should continue to use him until further notice.
10:16 pm (EST)
Elvis Andrus (R) Headshot

Andrus went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and two runs Saturday against the Rays.

Andrus blasted his 13th home run of the season to open the scoring for the Rangers in the fourth inning of a game they'd go on to win. His strongest fantasy asset is his .291 batting average, but his .466 slugging percentage is hardly a liability.
10:11 pm (EST)
Colin Moran (L) Headshot

Moran was carted off the field Saturday in the top of the sixth inning after fouling a ball off the handle off his bat and into his left eye, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

He went down after the injury, and after briefly being helped to his feet, Moran went back to the ground and it became clear that he would not be able to walk off the field even with assistance. The injury was so scary that the local broadcast decided not to show the replay. Reports suggest that Moran was woozy and bleeding. Marwin Gonzalez replaced him at third base. It would not be surprising if Moran was placed on the disabled list and missed a good chunk of time.
10:10 pm (EST)
Andrew Cashner (R) Headshot

Cashner (5-8) allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four across six innings to earn the victory Saturday against the Rays.

Cashner gave up all three runs in the third inning, but settled down while the Rangers were able to overcome a 3-0 deficit, leading to his fifth victory of the season. He's now fired three consecutive quality starts, and he's been a solid fantasy asset with a 3.64 ERA. He'll make his next start Friday against the Orioles.
10:09 pm (EST)
Chris Archer (R) Headshot

Archer (7-6) allowed four runs, one of which was earned, on four hits and one walk while striking out 11 across seven innings to take the loss Saturday against the Rangers.

Archer entered the sixth inning with a 3-1 lead, but his defense let him down, allowing the Rangers to take the lead and causing him to drop his sixth decision of the year. He's fanned at least eight batters in each of his June and July starts while posting a respectable 3.77 ERA on the year, making him a fairly reliable fantasy option. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Yankees.
10:08 pm (EST)
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