UPDATES & NEWS
Michael Bourn (hamstring) began running on an anti-gravity treadmill.
While that's all well and good for progress, the fact that he's not even running on a field means that he still has a long way to go before returning. The Indians will likely remain cautious, but fantasy owners are going to have to give serious though to cutting bait. Even if he does come back, let's say early to mid-August, how aggressive is he going to be on the basepaths? That's the only reason you drafted him.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Nathan Eovaldi allowed four runs on seven hits with no walks and six strikeouts against the Mets on Sunday.
Eovaldi failed to build off his last outing and let the Mets get to him early, yielding four runs through the first three innings. Luckily the bats bailed him out and he was able to walk away with the no-decision after getting yanked in the fifth inning, having thrown 87 pitches (59 strikes). While Eovaldi showed some nice promise when he was with the Marlins, the move to the American League, the AL East and hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium has siphoned out what promise he actually had left. Being a fly ball pitcher in this environment does no bode well for strong ratios. He’ll face the Red Sox in Fenway for his next outing, one you probably want to keep him on the bench for. Analysis: Howard Bender