OUTFranchy Cordero OF BOS
Tue 4/13/21 11:47 AM
Cordero will sit Tuesday against the Twins, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
EDGE AnalysisCordero was expected to sit Monday against lefty J.A. Happ. With that game getting canceled and Happ starting Tuesday instead, it's no surprise to see Cordero still out of the lineup. Alex Verdugo will slide to left field in his absence.
Stephen Tarpley RP NYM
Tue 4/13/21 11:41 AM
The Mets recalled Tarpley from their alternate site ahead of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Phillies, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
EDGE AnalysisHe'll be serving as the Mets' 27th man for the twin bill. Tarpley appeared in 12 games out of the Miami bullpen in 2020, logging a 9.00 ERA and 1.73 WHIP across 11 innings.
60DZack Britton RP NYY
Tue 4/13/21 11:40 AM
Britton (elbow) has started a throwing program and is still expected to return in late May, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.
EDGE AnalysisBritton underwent surgery in mid-March to remove bone chips from his left elbow. According to manager Aaron Boone, the reliever started his throwing program last week at Yankee Stadium and is doing well. "I think the biggest thing with that operation that he had was getting the swelling out of there, making sure the incision was healing properly, getting his range of motion back, which he has," Boone said Sunday. "Now it's starting to ramp up."
10DJosh Donaldson 3B MIN
Tue 4/13/21 11:21 AM
Donaldson (hamstring) isn't included in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, signaling that he hasn't been activated from the 10-day injured list.
EDGE AnalysisAfter seeing extended work in a simulated game Sunday at the Twins' alternate site, Donaldson wasn't activated ahead of Monday's scheduled game against Boston. The Twins' decision not to bring Donaldson back Monday seemed like part of a plan to give him a maintenance day following the sim game, but his absence from the lineup Tuesday is more of a surprise. Since Minnesota hasn't suggested that Donaldson is dealing with any sort of setback, the expectation remains that he'll be activated from the IL at some point this week.
OUTJake Cave OF MIN
Tue 4/13/21 11:04 AM
Cave is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.
EDGE AnalysisWith a southpaw (Martin Perez) on the bump, the lefty-hitting Cave's absence from the lineup comes as little surprise, but the 28-year-old outfielder looks set to lose out on work versus right-handed pitching in the near future, too. The Twins are expected to activate everyday third baseman Josh Donaldson (hamstring) from the injured list at some point this week, which would likely result in Luis Arraez taking over for Cave as the top option in left field.
OUTMax Kepler RF MIN
Tue 4/13/21 11:00 AM
Kepler is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.
EDGE AnalysisKepler was excluded from the initial lineup the Twins released ahead of Monday's series opener versus Boston, but the contest was ultimately postponed due to safety concerns. With the Red Sox opting to push Monday's starting pitcher (Martin Perez) back a day in the schedule, the Twins will continue to hold Kepler out for the lefty-on-lefty matchup. Kyle Garlick replaces Kepler in right field.
DTDMatt Olson 1B OAK
Tue 4/13/21 10:56 AM
Athletics manager Bob Melvin said after Monday's 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks that Olson (thumb) probably won't play in Tuesday's series finale in Arizona, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
EDGE AnalysisPer Alex Coffey of The Athletic, Oakland is viewing Olson as day-to-day after he exited Monday's contest with a left thumb contusion. He sustained the injury when he was struck by a pitch during a seventh-inning plate appearance. Initial X-rays have already ruled out any structural damage, but Olson may need a day or two for the pain to subside. Oakland has an off day Wednesday before kicking off a four-game home series with the Tigers on Thursday.
Giovanny Gallegos RP STL
Tue 4/13/21 10:53 AM
Gallegos allowed an earned run on one hit over two innings while recording one strikeout in a loss to the Nationals on Monday.
EDGE AnalysisGallegos was called upon for his second multi-inning assignment of the campaign and responded with a solid effort that was marred only by a solo home run. The right-hander hadn't been scored upon in his first four appearances and already boasts two wins and holds apiece, giving him solid fantasy value for a reliever in a non-closing role.
Tanner Houck SP BOS
Tue 4/13/21 10:49 AM
Houck may not be able to pitch in Wednesday's doubleheader against the Twins, as he threw in an alternate-site game against the Mets on Saturday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
EDGE AnalysisThe doubleheader could potentially have been an opportunity for Houck -- who struck out eight while allowing just two earned runs over five innings in his first start of the season -- to make another start, but the timing doesn't seem to line up. He was optioned to the alternate site last Wednesday, and he can only return within 10 days either as the extra man for a doubleheader or to replace someone else who landed on the injured list. That means he also won't be able to make a spot start Thursday unless someone gets hurt.
Tommy Edman 2B/SS/3B/LF/RF STL
Tue 4/13/21 10:48 AM
Edman went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base in a loss to the Nationals on Monday.
EDGE AnalysisEdman's hitting streak now sits at eight games, and the RBI was his second of the season. The 25-year-old has hit leadoff in all 10 games thus far while putting in time at both second base and right field.