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Astros pick up 2017 option on catcher/DH Evan Gattis.

Added 11/04/16 3:02 pm (EST)   Source
Gattis batted only .251 with a .319 on-base percentage this season. He was able to slug for a career-high 32 home runs while driving in 72 runs. He also helped the Astros with catching in 2016 and served as a big bat in the DH spot. He will continue to be the catcher/DH in 2017.
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Skaggs will be placed on the 10-day DL on Saturday with a right oblique strain, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

Added 5:27 pm (EST)
While Skaggs said earlier in the day that he felt much better than he did when he left Friday's start early, the Angels aren't taking any chances with the oft-injured southpaw. Alex Meyer, Manny Banuelos, Daniel Wright and Yusmeiro Petit are all options to get starts while Skaggs is on the shelf, but none are particularly intriguing for fantasy purposes. Skaggs had a 3.99 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 29.1 innings before suffering the injury, proving once again that he is a pretty solid option whenever he is healthy enough to take the ball.
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Turner is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Phillies, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Added 5:25 pm (EST)
It appears to be a routine day off for Turner, who has started the last eight games for the Dodgers. The third baseman is off to a great start on the season, with a .381 AVG, 10 RBI, and a .947 OPS. Chris Taylor starts at the hot corner in his absence.
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Martinez went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in Saturday's loss against the White Sox.

Added 5:18 pm (EST)
Martinez hit his first bomb of the season off David Robertson to start a ninth-inning rally that would send the game to extra innings. He's gotten off to an extremely slow start, as he's slashing .229/.293/.289 despite being an everyday player. It's fair to question whether this is just a prolonged slump, or the beginning of a decline in skills from the 38-year-old. Fantasy owners would be wise to try and wait a bit longer to see if this is merely a slump, as he posted a strong slash line of .289/.351/.476 in 2016.
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Dermody was optioned back to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports.

Added 5:17 pm (EST)
This is the corresponding move for when Aaron Sanchez (finger) gets activated from the DL prior to Sunday's start. Dermody will continue to serve as organizational bullpen depth at the Triple-A level.
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Robertson (1-0) allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two across two innings to record a blown save, but earned a victory Saturday against the Tigers.

Added 5:12 pm (EST)
Robertson was unable to protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning, but after the White Sox scored a pair of runs in the 10th frame, he was able to set down the side in the bottom half to notch the victory. The blown save broke a streak of five successful conversions, and although he's allowed runs to score in two of his last three outings, he still boasts a strong 2.79 ERA to go along with a 1.03 WHIP, and he should continue to function as a mid-range fantasy option at closer.
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Miller (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the torn UCL in right arm, Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports reports.

Added 5:12 pm (EST)
Miller made his decision after meeting with multiple doctors, though his transfer to the 60-day DL effectively foreshadowed an end to his 2017 season. The 26-year-old was trying to improve upon his dismal 2016 showing, when he posted a 6.15 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP over 20 games in his debut season with Arizona. Instead, he'll undergo the dreaded procedure which will keep him out 12-18 months, meaning he'll be in line for a return late next season, if that. The D-Backs, meanwhile, will have to move on with Zack Godley, or another replacement in the rotation.
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Cabrera went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in Saturday's victory against the Tigers.

Added 5:07 pm (EST)
Cabrera blasted his first homer of the season in the 10th inning to earn the victory for the White Sox. The 32-year-old is off to a rough start, as he's currently hitting just .247 with an OBP of .309, but it's almost a certainty that the veteran will heat up at some point and pay dividends that fantasy owners.
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Joyce, who is out of Saturday's lineup, had an X-ray on his left big toe after fouling a ball off it in Friday's game, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

Added 5:07 pm (EST)
As Slusser notes, Joyce will likely sit again Sunday against lefty Dallas Keuchel, but he is supposedly just day-to-day. The A's are awfully short-handed, with Jaff Decker and Ryan LaMarre starting in the outfield along with Khris Davis on Saturday.
José Abreu Headshot

Abreu went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo homers and two walks in Saturday's victory over the Tigers.

Added 5:04 pm (EST)
Abreu's first homer of 2017 gave the White Sox a 3-1 lead on Michael Fulmer and the Tigers before he launched his second of the contest in the eighth inning to add to the lead. Although he's had a rough start to the year, his batting average has been on a steady climb to .269, as he's collected two hits in each of his last five contests. Hopefully as the weather starts to warm up, the 30-year-old can go on an extended tear and earn the fantasy value owners were expecting when drafting him.
Michael Fulmer Headshot

Fulmer (2-1) allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three across six innings, but received no decision Saturday against the White Sox.

Added 5:01 pm (EST)
Fulmer gave up single runs in each of the first three innings before eventually leaving the contest with a 3-2 deficit, but the offense was able to take him off the hook for the loss in the late innings. He's only made it out of the sixth inning once in five starts, and he's allowed exactly 3 runs in three of his last four outings, though he still boasts an excellent 3.19 ERA, and remains a strong fantasy option. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Indians.
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