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Danny Farquhar (arm) said after Thursday's game that he should be fine.

After being struck by a line drive in Thursday's game, it appears Farquhar will not require a stint on the disabled list. He has been a solid reliever for the Mariners this season, posting a 2.49 ERA and 52.15 K:BB rate over 47.0 innings, so hopefully he will not suffer any setbacks in the upcoming days.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

1 Aug, 09:20 AM

After being removed from Thursday's start due to tightness in his left forearm, Skaggs will travel with the team to Tampa Bay, where he will undergo further evaluation.

After striking out seven batters before exiting with a forearm injury, Skaggs appears to have finally put his rough patch behind him, but in the end it became even worse. The Angels have yet to place their young hurler on the disabled list, which is a positive, although Friday's examination could be a different tail. Either way fantasy owners will want to hold onto Skaggs and keep their fingers crossed before the team reveals the extent of his injury.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

1 Aug, 09:10 AMSource

Phillies pitcher David Buchanan will likely replace the spot of injured pitcher Cliff Lee in the rotation.

In 10 starts earlier in the season, Buchanan was 5-5 with a 4.40 ERA and 1.28 WHIP while owning a rather unimpressive 39:17 K:BB rate over 59.1 innings. Outside of NL-only leagues he should be avoided unless his second coming is better than his first go-round.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

1 Aug, 09:05 AMSource

The Braves optioned left-hander Chasen Shreve to Triple-A Gwinnett following Thursday's game against the Dodgers. 

After adding James Russell at the trade deadline, the Braves have no reason to hold onto the less experienced Chasen Shreve at this point in the season. Through five appearances, Shreve owns a 1.80 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with a 7:1 K:BB rate over 5.0 innings.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

1 Aug, 08:49 AMSource

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

With the addition of Asdrubal Cabrera, Danny Espinosa will likely return to a bench role.

The Nationals plan on moving their new addition to second base, meaning the struggling Espinosa will kind himself back on the bench on most days. Barring an injury to one of the team's middle infielders, there is no reason Espinosa should be owned outside of extremely deep NL-only formats at this time.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

1 Aug, 08:38 AM

Giants outfielder Angel Pagan began a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday with the rookie-league Giants. 

Pagan, who has been out since June 14, is expected to rejoin the Giants on their current road trip which runs from August 1-10, if everything goes well on his current rehab assignment. Considering how long he has been out of action, fantasy owners will want to take a wait-and-see approach before reinserting him into starting lineup upon his activation, whenever that may be.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

1 Aug, 08:36 AMSource

Nick Ahmed went 2-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and a pair of runs scored in Thursday's win over the Pirates.

Ahmed took full advantage of his opportunity on Thursday as he smacked his first career home run in the Diamondbacks win over the Pirates. Considering Didi Gregorius is still seeing most of the time at shortstop, there is little upside to Ahmed at this time, so no reason to consider a player batting .250 with four RBI through 52 at-bats.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

1 Aug, 07:02 AM

Andy Marte connected on a two-run home run in a pinch-hit situation in Thursday's win over the Pirates.

In his first at-bat of the season, Marte went yard, for his 21st career home run. With Martin Prado being dealt to the Yankees, there is a chance Marte gets some work in at the hot corner, sharing time with Jordan Pacheco, but until we see that happen there is no reason to get excited about this journeyman at this time.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

1 Aug, 07:01 AM

Aaron Hill went 1-for-4, blasting his ninth home run of the season in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Pirates.

After appearing like the Diamondbacks were planning on moving Hill before the trade deadline, he ended up not switching teams and made an impact on the diamond on Thursday. He is now sitting on a .253 average with nine home runs, 50 RBI and 38 runs scored through 388 at-bats, making him well worth a roster spot in all but the shallowest of league formats. Although he wasn't moved, there is still a chance he could pass through waivers and be dealt at some point in August, so hopefully he lands with a contender if that was to happen to ensure his fantasy value will remain the same or go up from here.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

1 Aug, 06:59 AM

Addison Reed registered his 27th save of the season after allowing one hit while striking out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's win over the Pirates.

Reed was able to collect his second save in as many days on Thursday, expect this time he did not allow a three-run home run in the final frame. He has now converted 27 of his first 32 save opportunities with his last blown-save coming back on July 8. Although his 3.15 ERA and 1.15 WHIP aren't the most appealing, the fact that he has just 12 walks over 44.1 innings while striking out 52 batters certainly makes him well worth a roster spot moving forward.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

1 Aug, 06:58 AM

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