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According to a major league source, there are no active discussions involving any the Red Sox‘ potential surplus of starting pitchers. While the team has six established veteran starters (Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Felix Doubront, Jake Peavy and Ryan Dempster) along with a host of prospect depth options on their 40-man roster (Brandon Workman, Anthony Ranaudo, Allen Webster, Drake Britton and Rubby De La Rosa), the strong class of remaining free agent options who remain available (including Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez) has limited interest in the Sox’ starting pitchers, creating an expectation that if a trade market materializes, it would be unlikely to do so until at least March.

Peavy showed up to camp with a wrap on his hand, though he said it meant nothing, and Doubront is apparently in better shape this season. You can never have too much pitching, injuries are such a huge part of any regular season, so don't expect any team to stop looking at ways to add more.ANALYST: Ray Flowers

Evan Scribner left in the ninth inning Monday with an apparent injury.

Scribner is an important part of the Oakland bullpen, even if that has not translated to fantasy production. He has an astonishing 15.75 K/BB rate in 60 innings this season, but has allowed 2.11 HR/9. If Scribner can ever figure out how to keep the ball in the park, he could be a really effective closer. Analysis: Steve Pimental

The Red Sox will recall Allen Craig Tuesday.

Craig has been in Triple-A since mid-May, batting .271/.367/.348 in 92 games. There is no reason to believe he will ever go back to hitting .300 or find the power he displayed with the Cardinals. Craig is not relevant in any fantasy format. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with a walk, double and stolen base on Monday.

Blackmon has been a fantasy monster again this year and is rewarding any fantasy manager that took him early in drafts. He has 15 home runs with 36 stolen bases with an .819 OPS in 128 games. He has been the only Colorado outfield that has been able to remain healthy this season, and has been able to contribute through the campaign as he did Monday. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Chad Bettis went six innings and gave up 11 hits, but just four runs with four strikeouts on Monday.

Bettis was knocked around in his second start off the DL, but was let off the hook with the Rockies comeback. It has been an up and down year for Bettis who has a 4.78 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. He has a 6-4 for the Rockies, which is a sign he might be able to pitch in Coors. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Robbie Ray went 5 2/3 innings and gave up one run on five hits with eight strikeouts on Monday night.

Ray fell an out short of a quality start, and allowed just one run in his 5+ innings. He struck out eight again, but did not pick up a win, marking his ninth straight start without a win. He has been a nice find for the Diamondbacks with almost 100 innings of work and 17 starts. Analysis: Rob Trayah

A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI on Monday night.

If you don't know who this guy is, figure it out, and fast. Pollock continues to be a menace with power (14 HR) and speed (33 SB) He has an outrageous .860 OPS and has scored 91 times this season, putting him second in the NL. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Jason Heyward goes 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs as the Cardinals beat the Nationals on Monday.

Contract years usually do some amazing things for players and Heyward seems to have gotten the message with his best statistical season yet as he picked up another two hits, making it seven in his last three games. He might only have 11 home runs, but 20 stolen bases, a .795 OPS and his defense make him one of the prized possessions of the free-agent market in 2015. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Trevor Rosenthal gets save No.42, but allows three base-runners on two hits and a walk Monday night.

Rosenthal has been a rock at the end of the Cardinals' bullpen, but is hasn't been without some shaky signs. He has a llowed a base runner in four straight games, but still has a .149 ERA and two blown saves on the season. Analysis: Rob Trayah

The Mariners have traded Justin Ruggiano to the Dodgers for cash and a player to be named later.

Ruggiano spent most of the season in Triple-A after batting .214/.321/.357 with the Mariners. At the very least Ruggiano has proven he can hit lefties, and in 2013 he had 18 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 128 games. Ruggiano will be worthy of DFS consideration if the Dodgers start him against lefties, but that is where his fantasy value ends. Analysis: Steve Pimental

John Lackey went six innings and gave up just four hits and one earned run en route to eight strikeouts and four walks on Monday.

Lackey has dropped his ERA to .287 on the season with his ninth quality start in his last ten with another eight strikeouts. To say he has been a bargain at $500k for the Cardinals is an understatement. He has been the anchor of a rotation spelled with injuries and is 11-8 with a .252 BAA on the year. Analysis: Rob Trayah

The Giants have designated Ryan Lollis for assignment.

The Giants needed to make room on their roster for Alejandro De Aza, and Lollis drew the short straw. Lollis batted .326/.379/.462 in 68 games at Triple-A this season, but he struggled in his brief time with the Giants. The 28-year-old will likely be back at some point in September. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-5 with a home run, double, four RBI and two runs on Monday night.

Zimmerman has a hit in five straight games and seven of eight with four home runs and 15 RBI. He has awoken, but it is probably too late at this point in the season with a lowly .231 AVG, he still does sport a .428 OPS. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Gio Gonzalez went six innings, but gave up three runs on five hits with four strikeouts on Monday.

Gonzalez pieced together his first quality start in almost a month as he was able to stop his personal losing streak with the no decision. He still sits at 9-7 on the season with a 4.13 ERA and .147 WHIP, all numbers that fantasy owners are dreading and hoping September will spark some type of fantasy playoff renaissance. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Addison Russell went 2-for-4 with a home run, double, three RBI and two runs scored in the Cubs' loss.

Russell has been awful lately, seeing his average mire in the low .240's, but he has now pumped out three home runs in his last ten games. He continues to strike out at an alarming pace with 116 K's on the year in 111 games played. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Dexter Fowler went 2-for-5 with a home run and a double on Monday night.

Fowler has a hit in four straight games, including three doubles and home run, raising his average to .257 on the season. He now sits third in the NL with 85 runs scored and has a .785 OPS out of the leadoff spot for Chicago. Analysis: Rob Trayah


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