Danny Duffy Headshot

Danny Duffy have begun preliminary talks on contract extension with the Royals.

Added 11/04/16 2:35 pm (EST)   Source
The Royals should look to extend Duffy after a career year for him. He is eligible for arbitration so the Royals will try and sign him quick. Last year he had a 3.51 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. .
Evan Marshall Headshot

Marshall gave up seven runs on seven hits and three walks over two innings of relief in Tuesday's blowout loss to Detroit.

Added 11:53 pm (EST)
Marshall came into this game with a 1.59 ERA and 1.24 WHIP; those numbers are ancient history now. Coming off last season's 8.80 ERA (and 2015's 6.08 mark), this early blowup is the last thing he needs as he tries to hold onto a bullpen spot in Seattle.
Chris Heston Headshot

Heston gave up five runs on seven hits and a walk in just two innings of relief against Detroit on Tuesday.

Added 11:50 pm (EST)
He took a bad situation (Felix Hernandez struggling and then being removed early) and made it worse, helping the Tigers on their way to a 19-run evening. Heston was only just called up this weekend as a long-relief arm, and this outing could very well get him sent right back down.
Jordan Zimmermann Headshot

Zimmermann (2-1) gave up five runs on 11 hits -- including three homers -- over six innings Tuesday, but he benefited from a 19-run outburst by the Tigers' offense to gain a win over the Mariners.

Added 11:43 pm (EST)
He may have a winning record, but the early returns have been quite bad for Zimmermann, who's now given up five runs in three consecutive starts. Never the most prolific strikeout artist, he's seen his ability to miss bats fall off a cliff -- with just one whiff Tuesday, he has only 11 in his first 22.2 innings. It's hard to own a guy who's giving up that much contact.
Austin Pruitt Headshot

Pruitt pitched three scoreless innings while allowing just a single hit and a walk with three strikeouts in his spot start Tuesday against the Orioles.

Added 11:38 pm (EST)
A last-minute announcement replaced Erasmo Ramirez with Pruitt, who'd largely been bombarded out of the bullpen to start the year -- 10 earned runs in his first 5.2 innings. He was left in for just 54 pitches, so Pruitt didn't exactly serve as a surprise source of fantasy value. However, he's now tossed a combined 8.2 scoreless innings with a 10:1 K:BB over his last three appearances. It doesn't seem likely that the rookie will slide into the Rays' rotation in the immediate future, but he did work almost exclusively as a starter in the minors.
Álex Colomé Headshot

Colome worked around a walk and struck out one in a scoreless ninth Tuesday against the Orioles, recording his fifth save.

Added 11:34 pm (EST)
After suffering a blown save off an unearned run Sunday, Colome bounced right back with a solid outing, and he still has a spotless ERA with just five hits and two walks over 10 innings. If you own him, you should continue enjoying his services as one of the league's better closers.
Wade Miley Headshot

Miley (1-1) gave up two runs on four hits and six walks over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to Tampa Bay. He struck out eight.

Added 11:31 pm (EST)
Amazingly, that wasn't even Miley's season-high walk total -- he issued seven in his season debut against the Yankees. Yet in his other two starts, Miley's walked one batter, total. It all adds up to a 2.08 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 32:14 K:BB over 26 innings to start the year. While his ratios are sure to regress, Miley has certainly earned some attention with his sharp increase in strikeouts.
Steven Souza Jr. Headshot

Souza banged out three singles in five at-bats Tuesday against the Orioles.

Added 11:28 pm (EST)
He didn't drive in or score any runs, but Souza showed no issues swinging the bat just one day after banging his elbow in the outfield and suffering what sounded like a pretty severe bruise. The bruise might make him a bit more hesitant to attempt stolen bases for a bit, but Souza hasn't really been a contributor in that category. At this point, fantasy owners are much more interested in the combination of power and average that he's shown in the early going. That said, while he's always been a high-BABIP guy, this year's .455 mark is clearly due for regression. Souza's hitting .349 right now, but it's unlikely that he's a .300 hitter over the course of a full season.
Wade Davis Headshot

Davis pitched a perfect ninth in Pittsburgh for his fifth save Tuesday.

Added 11:23 pm (EST)
The ERA is still a clean 0.00, and the WHIP is gorgeous at 0.54. Davis turned in three consecutive spectacular seasons in Kansas City's bullpen, and he's shown no sign that things will be any different in Chicago. As long as he can stay healthy, he's a lock to post some of the league's finest relief stats.
Kyle Hendricks Headshot

Hendricks (2-1) tossed six scoreless innings against the Pirates on Tuesday, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out three in a 1-0 win.

Added 11:20 pm (EST)
Last year's spectacular 2.13 ERA and 0.98 WHIP were obviously unrepeatable, but Hendricks started this season with an across-the-board statistical decline over his first three starts. This was a major improvement, but still, Hendricks' fastball averaged only 85.9 mph, per Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago -- a season high, but still a huge decline from last year's 87.8. Hendricks has never been mistaken for a fireballer, but this is quite low even for him. Still, at least he's on a positive trend line, and his past results have given us reason to believe that he'll continue rounding into form.
Mitch Haniger Headshot

Haniger, who exited Tuesday's game early with a strained oblique, will fly back to Seattle to undergo further tests Wednesday, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Added 11:19 pm (EST)
Haniger had apparently been dealing with a tight oblique over the past few days but felt that it wasn't significant enough to cause him to sit out a game, Ryan Divish reports. More news regarding the right fielder's status should become available in the coming days, but it sure sounds like he's heading towards a DL stint.
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