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Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a solo home run against the Tigers on Friday.
Santana has started to come around of late, going 8-for-20 (.400 BA) with two home runs, four RBI and four runs scored over his last six games. However, his recent efforts have not been enough to push him over the Mendoza Line, sitting on a .196 average with 10 home runs and 28 RBI through 224 at-bats. As long as he continues to show promise, there is a good chance he will turn things around as the season progresses based on his track record. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Brett Oberholtzer is going throw live batting batting practice with Triple-A Fresno in the next few days, maybe Sunday or Monday.
Oberholtzer is currently on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his left index finger. He's expected to throw a bullpen in the coming days, and may throw another session before making a rehab start with Triple-A Fresno. Oberholtzer suffered the blister late in spring training, forcing him to start the season on the DL. The southpaw made on start on May 13 before aggravating the blister and landing back on the DL. It's a tough start to the season for Oberholtzer, especially because the injury has prevented him from building "up to the 100 pitches" in terms of arm strength, per manager A.J. Hinch. He could make his second start of the season for Houston right around the start of June, but isn't a viable fantasy option in most leagues. Analysis: Ben Diamond
David Wright should begin playing in rehab games next week.
The plan is for him to begin rehab next week and to hopefully be ready for the big leagues within two weeks or so. The Mets, after starting out red hot, have sorely missed Wright's bat in the lineup, as they have looked desperate at third and in the heart of their order. Expect the veteran to make an impact once he returns. Analysis: Dom Murtha