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2017 NFL Fantasy Football Preview: NFC South
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Orlando Calixte (R) Headshot

Calixte was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.

The Giants wanted more bullpen depth for the remainder of their series with the Pirates, so Calixte will be replaced by Chris Stratton on the active roster. The utility man went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in his most recent cup of coffee with San Francisco, and he figures to be on the Quad-A shuttle for the rest of the season.
6:52 pm (EST)
Chris Stratton (R) Headshot

Stratton was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday.

The right-hander impressed in his last two starts with the River Cats, so he'll return to the majors to replace utility man Orlando Calixte on the active roster. Stratton will likely fill a long-relief role while he's up in the majors, although he could make a spot start if Johnny Cueto (finger) is unable to make his next scheduled start.
6:49 pm (EST)
Robbie Grossman (B) Headshot

Grossman is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

With no designated hitter available in Dodger Stadium, Grossman will head to the bench for a night off. He could slot into the lineup as an outfielder for the series finale Wednesday like he did in Monday's contest.
6:45 pm (EST)
Michael Conforto (L) Headshot

Conforto is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres.

Conforto is in the midst of an eight-game hit streak and holds an 1.114 OPS since returning from the disabled list July 9. Nonetheless, he'll get a night off Tuesday, allowing Curtis Granderson to log a start in center field for the evening.
6:42 pm (EST)
Jhoulys Chacin (R) Headshot

Chacin's back tightened up Monday, so he's expected to now start Wednesday's contest with the Mets, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The veteran starter was initially expected to start Tuesday's contest, but the back issue altered those plans. Kyle Lloyd will head up from the minors to start Tuesday's game, while Chacin will now line up to face left-hander Steven Matz.
6:38 pm (EST)
Logan Forsythe (R) Headshot

Forsythe is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Twins, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Forsythe has just four hits in his past 21 at-bats, so he'll get another night off Tuesday. Chase Utley will man second base in his stead.
6:32 pm (EST)
Kyle Okposo Headshot

Okposo (illness) penned an open letter Tuesday, thanking everyone for their support and expects to be ready for the start of the season.

"I know I can play again," Okposo writes, opening up about his battle with weight loss, inability to sleep and an adverse reaction to medication that sent him to the intensive care unit at Buffalo General. He missed the final stretch of the season due to his condition, and finished with 19 goals and 45 points in 65 games. Okposo says he's been in touch with new head coach Phil Housley and new general manager Jason Botterill, and reiterated his optimism for the Sabres to win the Stanley Cup. Okposo will certainly play a big role, and will also return to his usual spot on the top line next to Ryan O'Reilly once the season begins. If Okposo plays a full season, he should be able to easily score 20 goals and 50 points.
6:27 pm (EST)
Jose Ruiz (R) Headshot

Ruiz was optioned to High-A Lake Elsinore on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old made his major-league debut Monday night, firing a scoreless frame with a walk and a strikeout. He'll head back to the minors to develop further now that he's unavailable to pitch for a day or two, allowing Kyle Lloyd to join the big-league roster in order to make Tuesday's start.
6:26 pm (EST)
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