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Mark Canha (R) Headshot

Canha went 5-for-5 with four RBI from a solo home run and a three-run blast in Triple-A Nashville's win over Las Vegas on Tuesday. He also doubled and scored twice.

Canha's jaw-dropping performance was also a record-setting one as per Sounds play-by-play announcer Jeff Hem, who noted that the outfielder 's five hits were a Nashville single-game record. The 28-year-old hit just .234 last month after some extensive struggles with the Athletics prompted a demotion on June 9, but he's now hitting .333 with four homers and 17 RBI in 21 July contests.
12:37 am (EST)
Nomar Mazara (L) Headshot

Mazara went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run in Tuesday's victory over Miami.

This performance was badly, badly needed for the young slugger, who'd managed to go 0-for-25 over his last seven games, dropping his average down to .237 (now .243). Mazara has superstar potential, but he's seen his line-drive rate fall off from last year, with a corresponding drop in BABIP. It's worth keeping in mind that he's still just 22 years old, though, and many players his age -- even ones with high upside -- are still working their way up through the minors while Mazara's in his second MLB season. Dynasty-league owners should practice patience with him, but those in single-season formats can't be blamed for exploring their options.
12:33 am (EST)
Eduardo Núñez (R) Headshot

Nunez has been traded to the Red Sox on Tuesday in exchange for two minor-league pitchers, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

The Red Sox have been searching for a solution at third base all season and now seem to have improved at the hot corner with the recent promotion of top prospect Rafael Devers and the acquisition of Nunez, who projects to see playing time at both third base and shortstop at times. Nunez slashed .307/.331/.413 with four home runs and 17 stolen bases in 75 games with the Giants this season.
12:32 am (EST)
Jharel Cotton (R) Headshot

Cotton (finger) racked up nine strikeouts over six scoreless innings in Triple-A Nashville's win over Las Vegas on Tuesday while allowing just two hits and one walk.

In what was likely his final rehab start, Cotton was positively dominant over 84 pitches, and as per Sounds play-by-play announcer Jeff Hem, he regularly threw his fastball at 94-95 mph while also showing good command on his changeup. Cotton also retired the last 10 batters he faced, and given the quality of his performance, it appears highly likely he'll make a Sunday return to the majors.
12:27 am (EST)
Mike Napoli (R) Headshot

Napoli went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo homer in Tuesday's 10-4 win over Miami.

Almost every Rangers hitter got in on the rout, but few needed it as badly as Napoli, who'd gone 0-for-13 over the past four games, dropping his average under the Mendoza Line. He brought it back up to .206 in this one, but there's no arguing that this has been a rough campaign for Napoli despite his fine total of 22 homers. After all, when he hasn't been knocking balls out of the yard, the 35-year-old has been atrocious at the plate -- he has only eight doubles (and a triple, somehow) in 84 games this season.
12:25 am (EST)
Joey Gallo (L) Headshot

Gallo went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo homers, a walk and three runs scored against Miami on Tuesday.

His all-or-nothing season continues, as Gallo is now up to 25 homers alongside a pathetic .199 average. Nearly half his 54 hits on the year have left the yard, which is crazy, but his lack of non-homer base knocks has hurt his counting stats. That said, the young slugger's solid walk rate and all that power have given him significantly more value in formats that count OBP or (especially) OPS instead of batting average.
12:20 am (EST)
Rougned Odor (L) Headshot

Odor went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in Tuesday's 10-4 win over Miami.

He's posted two multi-hit efforts in the last three games, cranking three homers in that time. This season has been a trial for Odor, who's been whiffing at a career-high rate, leading to a career-worst batting average that's been sitting just north of the Mendoza Line for a while (now .215). However, he's still managed to provide fantasy value by contributing in other categories -- most notably his 20 homers and nine steals.
12:08 am (EST)
Cole Hamels (L) Headshot

Hamels (5-1) gave up four runs on six hits and two walks over six innings in Tuesday's win over Miami. He struck out five.

Christian Yelich got to him for an RBI double in the first inning and a three-run homer in the fifth, the latter of which ruined Hamels' fantasy line, but his team put up 10 runs of support, which always helps. At 33 years old and with heavy mileage on his arm, Hamels appears to have entered a stunningly steep decline phase -- his 5.3 K/9 and 4.97 FIP are both career worsts by far -- but he's shown enough promise since coming off the DL in late June that fantasy owners shouldn't give up on him yet, especially in leagues that reward quality starts.
12:02 am (EST)
Dan Straily (R) Headshot

Straily (7-6) gave up six runs on 10 hits and a walk over four innings in Tuesday's 10-4 loss to Texas. He struck out two.

After his 8.1 sparkling innings in San Francisco back on July 7, Straily had his ERA down to 3.31 and his WHIP down to 1.05; over his last three starts, however, he's been ripped for 27 hits and 13 runs (12 earned) over 14 innings, raising those ratios to 3.84 and 1.18 in the process. Those are still useful figures, and Straily has a friendlier matchup on tap as he attempts to turn the tide Sunday at home against the Reds.
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