Charlie Furbush had left rotator cuff surgery in August and is not expected to pitch next season. Furbush posted a 4.02 ERA with the Mariners from 2011-15, but has failed to pitch in the Majors since the middle of 2015. Due to not being expected to play next season, he is not someone that should be on any rosters.
Surprisingly, none of the six hits against Strickland went for extra bases, but the end result was still ugly. The 28-year-old's ERA jumped over 50 points from 2.28 to 2.79 following Sunday's implosion. He had been dancing around poor control (4.8 BB/9) and too many baserunners (1.55 WHIP) all season, so an ERA correction was coming one way or another. Strickland continues to be used as the Giants' primary setup man in their current bullpen configuration.
Granderson's first hit in Dodger blue fittingly left the ballpark, giving him an even 20 homers on the year. The 36-year-old batted leadoff Sunday with Chris Taylor receiving a routine day off, but he should see most of his at-bats in the middle of the order. Despite his paltry .226 batting average, Granderson should see an uptick in RBI opportunities -- along with his usual power potential -- now that he is a part of a potent Dodgers lineup.
With 13 homers on the year, Simmons may be able to surpass the career high 17 he hit in 2013. While that season appeared to be an anomaly, the 27-year-old has put together a well-rounded campaign in 2017 with a .292 batting average, 62 runs, 57 RBI and 17 steals to go along with his solid contribution in the power department.
Pivetta was optioned to the minors after his last start, but that was done to allow the Phillies to add another bat to their bench. Pivetta will be added as the 26th man Tuesday, so he will head back to the minors after the game, but is expected to return to the majors for his subsequent start.
The homer was Calhoun's third over his last four contests, and he now boasts a .327/.429/.538 triple-slash through 16 August games. The 29-year-old hasn't been as consistent this season as we had become accustomed to, but his recent hot streak places the outfielder back on the fantasy radar in most formats.
The oft-injured outfielder had missed the Angels' last three games with stiffness in his right knee, but he was apparently healthy enough to make a brief appearance in this one. The fact that Maybin entered the game and attempted a stolen base bodes well for his chances to return to the starting lineup Monday against the Rangers.
Gallo will be examined again Monday and may rejoin the team later in the day in Los Angeles with the team opening a four-game set against the Angels. He should be considered day-to-day until further information surfaces, though it sounds like a stint on the disabled list could very well be on tap.
Aguilar made the most of his at-bats at Coors Field over the weekend, finishing 4-for-5w with three homers, four runs and five RBI. He's now hitting .275 with 14 long balls in his first full big-league season and continues to provide a solid source of secondary production for the Brew Crew as they battle for a playoff berth.
Cuthbert has started sparingly since returning from the disabled list Aug. 8, and even after Sunday's strong outing, he projects to return to a depth role. There aren't many fantasy setups where he's a viable option.
Gyorko's bomb was one of the lone bright spots for the Cardinals at the Little League Classic, as they weren't able to plate many runs despite recording 11 hits. Nonetheless, Gyorko now has 17 round-trippers on the season, which puts him on pace to fall markedly short of last year's career-high output of 30.
Bell played the hero in front of a few thousand lucky fans in Williamsport, smacking a two-run bomb in the first inning off Cardinals starter Mike Leake before singling in a couple more runs in the third. He's been productive of late with 13 RBI over his last nine contests, giving the first baseman an impressive 72 in his sophomore season.
This was Lindor's first multi-hit showing in 13 games, and he posted a disastrous .523 OPS during that stretch. It's been a rare slump for the shortstop, though. Lindor boasts a respectable .266/.322/.463 slash line with 20 homers, 58 RBI, nine stolen bases and 66 runs for the year, which are solid marks in the majority of fantasy settings.
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