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Justin Verlander got lit up, again, allowing seven runs on 12 hits and two walks with just two strikeouts over six innings in the loss to the Royals Monday.

JV insisted, post-game, that he is not injured, which makes his rapid decline even more concerning. At least, if the former CY Young had an injury then we could explain why he is struggling and still have hope that he still has a few years left in the tank. Unfortunately, it appears that Verlander, who has had the highest level of combined usage and leverage since the start to the 2006 season, is at the point where you really need to consider dropping him if you can find another option on waivers who is trending in a more positive direction regardless if they do not have anywhere near the name value as Verlander.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Mike Foltynewicz has been scratched from Monday's start due to a fever and viral symptoms.

A fever and viral symptoms are the cause of him missing his start Monday as Atlanta opens a series against Miami. The young righty has had a rough rookie campaign to this point posting a 4-6 record with a 5.71 ERA in 86 2/3 innings. He should be good to go for his next start later this week and Shelby Miller will start in his place Monday. Analysis: Matt Selz