2017 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Advice: June 28 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Advice: June 28
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DFS MLB Stacks: June 28 Cover Image
Sam Dyson (R) Headshot

Dyson will take over the role of closer with Mark Melancon heading to the disabled list due to an elbow injury, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

After being acquired by the Giants on June 6, Dyson has accumulated an ERA of 4.91 with a 10:3 K:BB in eight appearances on the mound. It remains yet to be seen whether Dyson will indeed stick in the role during Melancon's stay on the DL, but for time being, the 29-year-old is the ninth-inning man for San Francisco. Following a 38-save campaign just a year ago with the Rangers, Dyson has struggled this season, but will have the opportunity to claim a key role in the Giants bullpen moving forward if he can revert back to his 2016 form.
3:15 pm (EST)
Miguel Andujar (R) Headshot

Andujar was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday.

It's the first big-league promotion for the 22-year-old, who was batting .308 in seven games following his recent assignment to Triple-A. Though he'll assume the roster spot of designated hitter Matt Holliday (illness), Andujar isn't a lock to take on regular at-bats while the Yankees look to fill Holliday's void in the lineup. Instead, manager Joe Girardi could elect to turn to a number of different bench players to take on extra at-bats while Holliday is out, making it difficult to pinpoint who will be the major beneficiary.
3:14 pm (EST)
Tim Quarterman Headshot

Quarterman, after being traded from the Trail Blazers to the Rockets hours prior, was dealt by the Rockets to the Clippers as part of the Chris Paul trade, David Aldridge of Turner Sports reports.

Quarterman was essentially brought in by Houston to be used as part of the deal that sent Chris Paul to the Rockets. It remains to be seen whether or not the Clippers intend to keep Quarterman considering his extremely limited NBA experience and subpar D-League numbers.
3:11 pm (EST)
DeAndre Liggins Headshot

Liggins, who was traded from the Mavericks to the Rockets earlier Wednesday, will now head to the Clippers as part of the Chris Paul deal, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Liggins was likely just an extra piece in the trade to make the financials work out between both the Clippers and Rockets. It remains to be seen if the Clippers will ultimately keep him on the roster for the 2017-18 campaign, as his contract isn't currently guaranteed. If he does, however, stick with the Clippers, Liggins would likely be nothing but a deep reserve behind the likes of Lou Williams and Jamal Crawford at shooting guard. The Clippers could also add another piece during the upcoming free agency, which further complicates Liggins' eventual role with the team.
3:11 pm (EST)
Matt Holliday (R) Headshot

Holliday (illness) was moved to the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.

With Holliday making limited progress from the viral infection he first came down with Sunday, he'll head back to New York to undergo additional testing while the Yankees finish out the road trip without him. Third baseman Miguel Andujar was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move, but he's not a safe bet to assume Holliday's role as the club's everyday designated hitter. Instead, look for manager Joe Girardi to cycle in a number of different bench bats at DH for the duration of Holliday's absence.
3:10 pm (EST)
Darrun Hilliard Headshot

Hilliard was traded to the Rockets on Wednesday and will be included in the package being sent to the Clippers for Chris Paul, Sam Amick of USA Today Sports reports.

In order to satisfy cap requirements and complete the trade, the Rockets have scrambled to acquire several players on non-guaranteed contracts for next season. Hilliard, who appeared in 39 games for Detroit in 2016-17, has until July 1 to be waived, or his contract for the 2017-18 season becomes guaranteed. The expectation is that the Clippers will move forth with waiving Hilliard, as well as a few other players, in short order.
3:09 pm (EST)
Jarrett Allen Headshot

Allen (hip) is unable to participate in the Las Vegas Summer League due to a strained right hip flexor, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

Allen was selected 22nd overall by Brooklyn in the 2017 NBA Draft, which is unfortunate for the Nets considering they won't get a good look at his play prior to him competing at the professional level. The 6-foot-11 big man spent his freshman season at Texas before being drafted, averaging 13.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks across 32.1 minutes per game.
3:06 pm (EST)
Dan Slania (R) Headshot

Slania was recalled by the Giants on Wednesday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Slania will join the big-league club following the elbow injury to closer Mark Melancon that forced the right-hander to the 10-day DL. Since 2013, Slania has worked his way up from Low-A ball and is set to make his major-league debut in the coming days. During his time with Triple-A Sacramento and Double-A Richmond in 2017, Slania has compiled a 6.66 ERA with a 1.71 WHIP and a 73:38 K:BB during 77 innings on the mound.
3:03 pm (EST)
John Hicks (R) Headshot

Hicks was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday.

With Victor Martinez (chest) cleared to return from the disabled list, the Tigers had no room on the active roster for another position player, so Hicks will head back to the minors in search of consistent at-bats. Hicks has impressed over multiple stints with the Tigers this season by delivering a .841 OPS in 69 plate appearances, but it will likely take another injury to a catcher or first baseman before he receives another trial with the big club.
3:03 pm (EST)
Cory Conacher Headshot

Conacher inked a two-year, two-way deal with Tampa Bay on Wednesday worth $650,000 annually at the NHL level.

Conacher's contract will convert to a one-way ahead of the 2018-19 season which could help him secure a regular role with the Lightning. For now, the 27-year-old will likely start the upcoming campaign in the minors where he racked up 60 points and 113 PIM in 56 outings last year. The center appears to have reignited his career after a one-year stint overseas with Bern SC of the Swiss league.
3:01 pm (EST)
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