Jarrod Dyson went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base in the win over the Blue Jays Tuesday.
Dyson has been on a tear of late, having logged 10-for-19 (.526 BA) over his last five starts while stealing three bases in that span. Although the Royals try to keep Dyson out of the lineup against left-handed opposition, when he is in the starting lineup fantasy owners should make room for his services. At the very least he will be a contributor in both batting average and stolen bases in the foreseeable future. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Trevor Plouffe was 1-for-4 with a triple and a run scored on Saturday.
Trevor Plouffe has had a very productive season in relative anonymity. Plouffe hit a triple in four at bats on Saturday and scored a run. For the year, Plouffe has 50 runs, 14 home runs, 55 RBI while hitting .257 for Minnesota in 96 games. Plouffe could eclipse 20 home runs and 75 RBI for the Twins and would represent great value for those in fantasy who took him late in drafts. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Miguel Sano was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk on Saturday.
Miguel Sano was down to his last at bat to extend his hitting streak and promptly doubled in the ninth inning. Although Sano was lifted for a pinch runner, his double started the comeback win for the Twins over the Mariners. During his eight game hitting streak, Sano has three doubles, two home runs and six walks. Sano will be priced at $2900 on FanDuel on Sunday as he faces Hisashi Iwakuma. Through 23 games this year, Sano has four home runs and fourteen RBI for Minnesota. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Von Miller has been dismissed from the NFL's drug program.
After a series of clean tests, Von Miller is no longer in the NFL drug program. Due to his perseverance on the program, if Miller were to test positive again, he would begin at stage one of the process with no suspension. Last year Miller had 14 sacks for the Broncos and is in the last year of his contract so he will be motivated this season for a one more large payday. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Manager Lloyd McClendon said if there is a save situation Sunday he will go to Carson Smith.
Carson Smith blew the save on Saturday giving up two hits, two earned runs and a walk while striking out one in Minnesota. Smith had a wild pitch score the tying run and then allowed the winning run to score with two outs. Smith did use his slider a bit too much but the pitch could have been blocked as well. This season Smith has nine saves with a 2.81 ERA and 2.34 FIP and the Mariners seem committed to letting him pitch through this rough patch. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Mike Fiers has been activated by the Astros.
With his activation, Mike Fiers is on track to make his first start against Texas. To this point of the season, Fiers is 5-9 with a 3.89 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and had 121 strikeouts in 118 innings. For his career in inter-league games, Fiers is 2-2 in 10 starts with a 2.52 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with a 43:17 K:BB versus American League teams for the Brewers. Analysis: Greg Jewett