Manager Ron Roenicke indicated it might be time to start moving away from the second-base platoon and start giving Scooter Gennett starts against lefties.
It makes sense, as Rickie Weeks is just two for his last 27, while Gennett has milt-hit games in six of his last seven games. With additional playing time, Gennett's value gets a considerable bump. He's currently sporting a .310/.347/.469 triple-slash with four home runs, 30 runs, and 20 RBI in 248 PA. The upside isn't sky-high, but hitting atop a potent Brewers lineup with good contact and on-base skills should make an asset in runs and a non-zero in steals. He's a decent MI option in mixed leagues should he formally stage the coup de etat.ANALYST:
Tigers are in discussions with Jordan Zimmermann.
There is nothing definite to this point, but reports have surfaced that Jordan Zimmermann is in "serious" discussions with the Tigers. Zimmermann would form a nice one-two punch with Justin Verlander atop the rotation in Detroit. Zimmermann was 13-10 in 2015 with a 3.66 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 201 2/3 innings pitched. Analysis: Greg Jewett