Mike Trout went 1-for-3 with a home run, four RBI, a run scored and a walk during the Angels' 6-5 win over the White Sox on Saturday.
Let the games begin. If ever there was a need for a big shot to jolt everyone back to reality, it was Trout's grand salami to win the game Saturday. Fantasy owners have continued to panic with regard to Trout's back problems and under-performance this season, but those who stayed the course and understood the ebb and flow of the tides here are likely to start reaping some massive benefits. With the back issues behind him and a nice flash of power, it looks as if he's gearing up to get back to the top of that mountain.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jed Lowrie (right thumb) has progressed to swinging a fungo bat.
On May 18th, Lowrie was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. He is still progressing well, but will not be eligible to return to the bigs until a few days after the All-Star break at the earliest. Once he does return, try to grab him on the waiver wire, as he came out of the gates swinging a hot bat (.300 average, four home runs, 10 RBI in 18 games). Analysis: Dom Murtha
Patrick Corbin is scheduled to return next week against the Rangers.
Everything went well in Corbin's final rehab start, so the D-Backs feel that he is ready to make his return next week against the Rangers. After going 14-8 with a 3.41 ERA and 178 strikeouts in 2013, Arizona had high hopes going forward for the young left-hander. Tommy John surgery sidelined him for all of last season up until this point, so it will be interesting to see how he has recovered. Analysis: Dom Murtha