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Angels claim Jackson Williams off waivers from the Rockies.

Williams posted a .256/.353/.368 slash line for Triple-A Colorado Springs last season though he hit just four home runs over 242 at-bats. His defensive skills are solid and he's got nice plate discipline (12.9-percent walk rate), so he could find his way into a back-up job for the Halos next season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Oct, 04:13 PMSource

Dan Haren underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left non-throwing shoulder Wednesday. He's expected to be ready at the start of Spring Training.

The procedure was intended to help reduce a swelling problem Haren was having. The issue wasn't significant enough that it couldn't wait until the offseason, so it was a minor issue at best. We'll see him in February.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Oct, 04:05 PMSource

Twins have declined the 2015 option for RHP Jared Burton.

Burton posted a 4.36 ERA over 64.2 innings for the Twins last season and saw a decrease in strikeouts and an increase in walks. He often struggles with his command, so rather than continue to try and rebuild him, the Twins will let him walk via free agency.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Oct, 03:57 PMSource

Manager Ned Yost says that if they needed another long man for Wednesday, he'd probably go with Jason Vargas and adjust accordingly.

Yost doesn't want to fall behind 0-2 in the Series, so he'll pull out as many stops as he can to ensure that. Should Yordano Ventura struggle, Vargas will be used in middle relief and the chances of Danny Duffy starting Game 4 would likely increase.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Oct, 03:51 PMSource

Salvador Perez went 1-3 with a home run in the Royals' 7-1 loss to the Giants during Game 1 of the World Series.

Perez provided the Royals with their lone run during Game 1, but other than that, the Royals' offense was utterly stagnant. Even after Tuesday's performance, Perez has been down right brutal in the playoffs, batting just .135 with nine strikeouts over 37 at-bats. Hopefully the home run that he hit off of Madison Bumgarner is the spark he needs, but given his recent performance, I wouldn't count on it.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

21 Oct, 11:55 PM

Danny Duffy allowed two runs on 1 hit while striking out three and walking three in the Royals' 7-1 loss to the Giants during Game 1 of the World Series.

Duffy wasn't overly sharp on Tuesday night but was able to limit the damage after James Shields imploded for five runs over three innings. The young lefty is unlikely to make a start in the World Series, but obviously that could change with an injury or illness.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

21 Oct, 11:51 PM

James Shields allowed five runs on seven hits while striking out one and walking one over three innings in the Royals' 7-1 loss to the Giants during Game 1 of the World Series.

It's safe to say that Big Game James did not show up on Tuesday night. Shields was pounded early on and was chased from the game after the third inning. During the ALCS, Shields was battling kidney stones, so it is possible that he could have been dealing with the effects of that painful issue. Nevertheless, Shields will be back on the mound for Game 5 if it reaches that point.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

21 Oct, 11:49 PM

Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in the Giants' 7-1 win over the Royals during Game 1 of the World Series.

Sandoval hit an RBI-double in the first inning of Tuesday night's game and got the Giants off to a hot start. He has a knack for being able to hit well during the postseason and proved it once again during Game 1 of the World Series. After Tuesday's strong showing, Sandoval raised his postseason average to .333 over 48 at-bats.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

21 Oct, 11:45 PM

Hunter Pence went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and two RBI in the Giants' 7-1 win over the Royals during Game 1 of the World Series.

As one of the most consistent players in baseball, this type of performance should come as no surprise. Pence hit his first home run of the postseason on Tuesday night and raised his average to .286. The best thing about Pence from a fantasy perspective is that he does a little bit of everything and he doesn't hurt you in any category. He'll likely be underrated once again headed into next season.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

21 Oct, 11:42 PM

Madison Bumgarner gave up one run on three hits while striking out five and walking one over seven innings in the Giants' 7-1 win over the Royals during Game 1 of the World Series.

Bumgarner was dominate over seven innings on Tuesday night and stifled the Royals' eight game playoff win streak. The dominate lefty has gone at least seven innings in each of his five playoff spots and owns a 1.40 ERA over 38.2 innings pitched. He is in line to start Game 5 of the World Series if necessary.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

21 Oct, 11:39 PM

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