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Masahiro Tanaka struggled against the Indians Tuesday as he allowed five runs on 10 hits and a walk with five strikeouts over 6.2 innings.
The Yankees ace had a rough night on Tuesday, setting career-highs in both hits (10) and runs scored (five) while falling to 12-4 on the season. Although there is very little to be worried about considering his first half performance, he has now allowed four or more runs in back-to-back starts, after going 16 starts without giving up more than three runs. The All-Star break could't have come at a better time for Tanaka, who will get one more start to turn things around before the midseason classic, but his 2.51 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 135:19 K:BB rate are certainly nothing to complain about up to this point. He will look to turn things around when he takes on the Twins on Sunday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Cubs will recall Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.
Welp, this is a surprise. Russell is arguably a better prospect than Kris Bryant, albeit from more of a real-life than fantasy perspective. He had 11 hits in 37 at-bats at Iowa with a home run and will immediately slot in as the Cubs' everyday second baseman. The Cubs aren't likely to fool around with a prospect of Russell's caliber, so you can expect he'll be in the lineup as long as he's on the 25-man roster. He needs to be owned in all leagues and has the potential to contribute in both the power and speed categories and will qualify at both MI positions. Get excited. Analysis: Spencer Silva
Frankie Hammond signed his exclusive rights free-agent tender.
Although it’s harsh to say, many receivers see their careers take a downfall after going to Kansas City. Alex Smith isn’t capable of helping his star wideouts produce big numbers. Last year was a prime example in that Smith never connected with a wide receiver for a touchdown. Jeremy Maclin should break that this year and put up decent numbers, but he is the only wide receiver in Kansas City that should be drafted. Stay away from Hammond. Analysis: Colby Conway