Brandon BarnesOF/DH COL 4 hours ago
Barnes was designated for assignment on Monday, Jenny Cavnar of MLB.com reports
With Barnes out of options, the Rockies were forced to DFA Barnes instead of optioning him to the minor leagues, while David Dahl was recalled in a corresponding move. Barnes has been awful over the past 20 games, hitting .128/.150/.205 with no home runs, three RBI and one run scored.
15DZack GreinkeSP ARI 4 hours ago
Greinke (oblique) will throw an up-and-down bullpen session Tuesday and could go out on a rehab assignment Friday, FOX Sports Arizona's Jody Jackson reports.
If Tuesday's throwing session goes well Greinke will either throw a simulated game or go out on a rehab assignment Friday. It is not clear if Greinke will be able to return after one rehab game or if he will require several, but an early-August return appears to be within reach.
SUSChris SaleSP CWS 4 hours ago
Sale (suspension) will return to start Thursday's matchup with the Cubs, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald reports.
Sale was hit with a five-game ban over the weekend for insubordination and destroying team equipment in an incident stemming from his displeasure with the White Sox's throwback uniforms. He'll return when first eligible Thursday for the last of four meetings between the crosstown rivals.
Luis SeverinoSP NYY 4 hours ago
Severino, who was recalled by the Yankees on Monday, will pitch out of the bullpen, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.
With Aroldis Chapman getting dealt to the Cubs on Monday, the Yankees could use another shutdown reliever, and Severino should fit the bill. He posted a 3.25 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 57 strikeouts in 63.2 innings at Triple-A after getting bumped from the big league rotation earlier in the year, and his stuff should really play up in short bursts out of the bullpen. Of course, he could be transitioned back to the rotation if the Yankees have a need, but for now it seems he will only reliably provide fantasy owners with strikeouts and ratios.
Anthony RanaudoSP CWS 4 hours ago
Ranaudo will start Wednesday's game against the Cubs, an Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.
Jacob Turner was originally expected to get the nod Wednesday, but the Sox will instead go with Ranaudo, who was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday. Chris Sale will then take the hill on Thursday after serving his five-game suspension. Ranaudo has made 13 starts at Triple-A since coming over via trade in May, posting a 3.20 ERA and 1.04 WHIP across 78.2 innings.
David DahlOF COL 4 hours ago
Dahl's contract was selected from Triple-A and he will start in left field and hit sixth Monday in Baltimore, ROOT Sports' Jenny Cavnar reports.
One of the top fantasy prospects in the game, Dahl was called up Monday in a somewhat surprising move, as the non-contending Rockies will start his service time clock despite the fact that he was not on the 40-man roster and had logged just 16 games at Triple-A. Dahl, 22, slashed .314/.394/.569 with 18 home runs and 17 steals in 92 games between Double-A and Triple-A, and should immediately be added in almost all formats. He will presumably play almost every day in left field and could move up in the order if he gets off to a hot start. There have not been many impact minor leaguers called up this season, but Dahl has a good chance of being an exception to that trend.
Trea Turner2B/DH WSH 4 hours ago
Turner could transition to center field when Ryan Zimmerman (ribs) returns Tuesday, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Chase Hughes reports.
The Nationals have been open about the fact that Turner's days of being a regular in the infield will come to an end once Zimmerman returns, but he has worked a little in center field in the minors, and it is currently an area of need for the Nationals. Turner is hitting .282 with four steals and five runs in 10 MLB games this season and should already be owned in all formats. If he transitions to the outfield that would be a boon for his owners, otherwise he'll serve as backup infielder and pinch runner.
15DPrince Fielder1B/DH TEX 4 hours ago
Fielder (neck) is expected to undergo surgery later in the week, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The Rangers were hoping Fielder would be able to avoid surgery for the herniated disc in his neck, but after meeting with another doctor Monday, it's been recommended that he undergoes what would be a season-ending procedure. The team is yet to offer official confirmation, though it seems all but inevitable that Fielder remains sidelined until 2017. Assuming that is, indeed, the case, Mitch Moreland and Jurickson Profar will continue to serve as the top options at both first base and designated hitter.
15DJordan ZimmermannSP DET 4 hours ago
Zimmerman (neck) will make at least one more rehab appearance before returning to Detroit, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Zimmerman took the hill at Triple-A Toledo on Sunday, pitching four scoreless innings while striking out two and walking none. While it was certainly an encouraging outing, the Tigers likely want to build up his arm strength before bringing him back from the disabled list.
Cameron RuppC PHI 4 hours ago
Rupp (head) is starting behind the dish and hitting fifth Monday against the Marlins, CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports.
He was hit in the head by a fastball from Tyler Glasnow in Saturday's game and was then held out Sunday, but after passing the MLB's concussion protocol, he was ready to get back out there Monday. Rupp has eight homers since the start of June and has surprisingly turned in a very serviceable campaign to date, making him a solid fantasy option, particularly in two-catcher formats.