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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:
Eduardo Rodriguez will start Thursday in Texas for the Red Sox.
The Red Sox were considering bringing Rodriguez up in late April when Wade Miley was struggling but now they may consider him a potential replacement for the nightmare that is Joe Kelly. He'll start Thursday to stay on his regular throwing schedule and this may only be a spot start/audition, but keep an eye on him especially if there's a chance he joins the rotation. Analysis: Howard Bender
Wil Myers (wrist) is improving but not close to returning.
It's not so much that he isn't close to returning, it's that the Padres are being very cautious with him and have not set a timetable for him to start swinging a bat. Once he does start, it might not be too long before he lands on a rehab assignment. The team is hoping for an early-to-mid June return, but we'll just have to wait and see. Analysis: Howard Bender