Andrew Phelps
Jason Hammel (R) Headshot

Hammel allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk over six innings in Tuesday's loss to the Athletics. He struck out six and did not factor into the decision.

Hammel entered Tuesday's contest having given up just three home runs in his past seven starts, but had trouble keeping the ball in the park against the Athletics. His four earned runs came on homers from Matt Joyce, Matt Olson and Khris Davis during the game's first three innings. With limited strikeout upside and an uninspiring 4.74 ERA, Hammel isn't worth owning outside of deepest of fantasy formats. He's scheduled to square off against the Indians in his upcoming start on Sunday.
9:10 am (EST)
Victor Martínez (B) Headshot

Martinez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

After hitting 27 home runs in 2016, Martinez has only nine this season. His .256 average and .699 OPS are also behind his rates from last season. However, the veteran has hits in five of the last six games, including three multi-hit efforts. Martinez has proven over his career that he's capable of putting a hot streak together for fantasy owners, so he might be a worthy investment in leagues where he's available.
9:01 am (EST)
Blake Treinen (R) Headshot

Treinen gave up two runs on three hits, including a pair of home runs, while striking out three over 1.2 innings to pick up his first win of the season Tuesday against the Royals.

He came in to relieve Santiago Casilla, who had already blown the lead in the eighth inning, and quickly gave up home runs to Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. However, the A's had a six-run frame in the bottom of the eighth inning, so Treinen was able to go back out for the ninth and finish out the win. He needed 33 pitches to get five outs, but since he had not pitched since Friday, he should be available if a save situation arises Wednesday.
8:57 am (EST)
C.J. Edwards (R) Headshot

Edwards struck out all three hitters he faced in the seventh inning of Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

Edwards entered a 0-0 game and made quick work of three Cincinnati hitters, striking them all out on 14 pitches (11 strikes). Since a four-run blowup on Aug. 6, Edwards has not allowed a run over his last four appearances. He's not receiving save opportunities, but his 13.0 K/9 could make him appealing in some formats.
8:56 am (EST)
Santiago Casilla (R) Headshot

Casilla came on in the eighth inning Tuesday and suffered his seventh blown save of the season, surrendering three runs on two hits and a walk while recording just one out against the Royals.

Alex Gordon led off the inning with a walk, then Drew Butera hit a two-run shot. Whit Merrifield then flied out and Lorenzo Cain singled and that was the end of Casilla's night. Blake Treinen came on and gave up home runs to Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, but thanks to a huge Oakland rally in the bottom of the eighth inning, Treinen actually got the win after going back out for the ninth inning. This was the first time Casilla had given up a run since July 26, but the meltdown was likely enough to keep him firmly in the eighth-inning role going forward.
8:52 am (EST)
Pedro Strop (R) Headshot

Strop (3-3) was tagged with the loss in Tuesday's game against the Reds. He allowed one earned run on a hit and a walk over an inning of work.

Strop entered a 0-0 game in the top of the eighth inning. After retiring the first hitter, he promptly walked Joey Votto and then gave up a single, which moved Votto to third. Votto would score on a Scooter Gennett sacrifice fly. Despite the hiccup, Strop still has a strong 2.51 ERA and 1.05 WHIP, to go along with 50 strikeouts in 46.2 innings of work.
8:50 am (EST)
Alfred Morris Headshot

Morris changed his diet and workout routine in the offseason and as a result has looked quicker in training camp than he did last season, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

He also credits having a better understanding of the Dallas offense for the improvement, after having spent his entire career prior to 2016 in Washington. Morris' spot on the Week 1 roster was likely secured when Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension was announced, but the veteran back will still begin the year behind Darren McFadden on the depth chart, limiting his touches and fantasy upside.
8:49 am (EST)
Masahiro Tanaka (R) Headshot

Tanaka (shoulder) is slated to play catch and throw long toss Wednesday, Dan Martin of the New York Post reports.

Tanaka was placed on the DL after experiencing inflammation in his right shoulder, but fortunately it doesn't appear to be anything overly serious. Because the move was retroactive to his start last Wednesday, the 28-year-old will first be eligible to be activated during the club's weekend series in Boston, though manager Joe Girardi indicated such a move would be unlikely. With Luis Cessa (ribs) also hitting the DL, either Caleb Smith or Bryan Mitchell appear to be the favorite to fill in for Tanaka.
8:21 am (EST)
Joey Gallo (L) Headshot

Gallo went 1-for-3 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 10-4 win over the Tigers.

While he isn't quite on a Stanton-esque pace, Gallo now has nine homers in 13 August games to give him 34 on the year. His .279/.404/.930 slash line on the month is just as impressive, but his inability to collect hits that don't fly over the fence will continue to make him a batting average risk once his hot streak ends.
7:43 am (EST)
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