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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:
The Indians recalled Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus Saturday.
The expected move was announced Thursday after the Tribe felt they needed to push Carlos Carrasco (head/jaw) back to Monday. Salazar was dominant in his one Triple-A start, and as Fantasy Alarm's Brad Costilo noted earlier in the week, Salazar was very solid in his final 12 starts [of 2014], limiting opposing hitters to a .255 average/.668 OPS while striking out 1/4 of the batters he faced. Analysis: Howard Bender