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Diamondbacks to name Torey Lovullo new manager.

Added 11/04/16 12:59 pm (EST)   Source
Lovullo was one of the league's highest paid bench coaches as he spent the last several years with the Red Sox. With the Diamondbacks prying away Michael Hazen from the Red Sox front office, it made sense that Lovullo would be a favorite for the job. It's a huge loss for Boston and a great hire for Arizona. Lovullo had success in a brief interim managerial stint with Boston when John Farrell left the team to be treated for Leukemia.
Tyler Danish Headshot

Danish (1-0) pitched five shutout innings on three hits and six walks while striking out six to earn the win Saturday against the Tigers.

Added 5:17 pm (EST)
Danish was added as the 26th man to the White Sox roster for Saturday's doubleheader, and despite walking six batters, he kept the Tigers off the board, leading the White Sox to a divisional win. Since he's likely to be sent back to the minors after this game, his next start has yet to be determined.
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Alonso (wrist) was not available off the bench Saturday and his status heading into Sunday's series finale is uncertain, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Added 5:15 pm (EST)
There was hope that Alonso, who is working his way back from a wrist contusion, would be available if necessary Saturday, but manager Bob Melvin told reporters after the game that the veteran first baseman was unable to give it a go. With that, it appears that Ryon Healy is the likeliest candidate to start at first base Sunday. There is an outside chance that Alonso will be able to get back into the lineup, but further confirmation won't be available until early Sunday.
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Choo went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Added 5:12 pm (EST)
Choo smashed his fifth homer of the season to lead off the game in a losing effort. With a .255/.364/.396 slash line, he's a low-upside fantasy option.
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Bautista went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Saturday against the Rangers.

Added 5:08 pm (EST)
Bautista launched his ninth homer of the campaign off Yu Darvish to provide the only runs the Blue Jays would score in a home victory. After a horrible start to the season, he's hit seven homers over his last 14 games to raise his slugging percentage to .433, helping give fantasy owners confidence to keep using him in their lineups.
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Osuna pitched a perfect inning while striking out one to record his ninth save Saturday against the Rangers.

Added 5:07 pm (EST)
Osuna had no trouble protecting to nail down a two-run lead, as he notched his second save in less than 24 hours. After struggling through April, he's lowered his ERA from 5.63 to 2.89 with a strong May, and fantasy owners can view him as an excellent option at closer.
Marco Estrada Headshot

Estrada (4-2) allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out eight across six innings to earn the win Saturday against the Rangers.

Added 5:07 pm (EST)
Estrada gave up a solo homer to lead off the game before completely shutting down the Rangers bats the rest of the way. He's held opponents to two or fewer earned runs in seven of his last nine starts, and his 3.15 ERA makes him a strong fantasy option. He'll make his next start Friday against the Yankees.
Yu Darvish Headshot

Darvish (5-3) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four across six innings to take the loss Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Added 5:05 pm (EST)
Darvish made one costly mistake, which resulted in a three-run homer to Jose Bautista, leading to his third loss of the campaign. He remains an excellent fantasy option with a 2.97 ERA while fanning more than a batter per inning. He'll make his next start Friday against the Astros.
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Holliday went 1-for-3 with a two run homer Saturday against the Athletics.

Added 4:45 pm (EST)
Holliday cranked out his ninth homer of the year to break a 1-1 tie, leading the Yankees to a home victory. Although the bomb was just his second extra-base hit over his last seven contests, he's still a strong fantasy option, as evidenced by his .269/.365/.503 slash line.
Justin Turner Headshot

Manager Dave Roberts said Turner (hamstring) will need a short rehab assignment, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Added 4:42 pm (EST)
While no date has been set for his rehab assignment or his return to the big club, the Dodgers are hopeful he'll be able to rejoin the team before the end of next week's road trip, which ends June 4 against the Brewers. A clearer timetable should become available once his rehab game is scheduled.
Jharel Cotton Headshot

Cotton (3-5) allowed three runs on two hits and three walks while striking out five over 5.2 innings to take the loss Saturday against the Yankees.

Added 4:41 pm (EST)
Cotton was in a one-all game until giving up a two-run homer to Matt Holliday in the sixth inning. His 5.56 ERA makes him a poor fantasy option, and if he sticks in the rotation after being recalled for this contest, he'll make his next start Thursday against the Indians.
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