Brock Stewart SP LAD 9 hours ago
Stewart was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday.
Stewart has appeared in just one game at the major league level this season, but it was a strong outing, as he struck out four in three scoreless innings against the Mets. With Brandon McCarthy out for the next ten days or so, the Dodgers need a short-term call-up with an arm capable of eating multiple innings. Expect Stewart to serve in a long relief role while he's on the major league roster.
Michael Wacha SP STL 9 hours ago
Wacha (4-3) allowed one run on five hits and one walk across six innings in Monday's win over the Reds. He struck out five.
Wacha showed excellent command in this one, throwing 69 percent of his pitches for strikes and holding the opposition without an extra-base hit during his time on the mound. The only run against him on the day came on a sacrifice fly that followed a pair of hits in the fourth inning, but he was able to complete six frames with no further damage. Wacha had endured a stretch of poor outings of late, going more than 4.1 innings just once over his previous six, so this quality start was a positive sign for he and fantasy owners alike. His ERA still sits at a lackluster 4.50 for the season, but this performance showed that Wacha still holds fantasy value as a matchup play.
Yasiel Puig RF LAD 9 hours ago
Puig (hamstring) is back in the lineup Monday against the Angels, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.
That's fantastic news for the Dodgers, who have finally gotten the Puig they've been waiting for in June. He owns a .294/.402/.588 batting line powered by five doubles, five homers, and an incredible 13:13 BB:K over 22 games (68 at-bats).
Nick Pivetta SP PHI 9 hours ago
Pivetta (1-4) allowed six runs on seven hits and five walks across 2.2 innings in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks. He struck out three.
Pivetta struggled to find the strike zone in this one, throwing just 53 percent of his pitches for strikes and walking three consecutive batters at one point during the second inning. He yielded a solo home run to Chris Herrmann in the first inning before rallies plated two and three runs in the second and third innings, respectively. This poor showing came as a bit of a surprise for Pivetta, who had turned in a pair of quality starts with a 19:3 K:BB over his last two outings, but it can partially be attributed to a very difficult matchup. This shellacking bloated his ERA to 5.40 for the season -- a figure he will look to improve Sunday against the Mets.
Brian Flynn RP KC 9 hours ago
Flynn (back) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.
The left-hander injured his back prior to the start of spring training, and will have to earn his way back onto the 25-man roster. Should he secure a promotion, Flynn could provide some help for a Kansas City bullpen that ranks 12th in the AL with an ERA of 4.51. The 27-year-old posted a 2.60 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 44 strikeouts across 55.1 innings out of the Royals' bullpen last season .
Alex Wood SP LAD 10 hours ago
Wood will have his next start moved back to Friday against the Padres, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Wood was initially slated to start Thursday against the Angels, but now Clayton Kershaw will start instead. The Dodgers rotation has been prone to juggling like this all year due to all the injuries. This one looks favorable for Wood, as he draws an excellent matchup against the Padres at Petco Park.
Zack Greinke SP ARI 10 hours ago
Greinke (9-4) tossed five innings of one-run ball in Monday's win over the Phillies, allowing three hits and three walks with five strikeouts.
Greinke, who allowed just two baserunners through the first four innings, gave up his only run in the fifth as he allowed four men to reach base. Although he escaped the jam with no further damage, he did elevate his pitch count to 102 and was removed at that point with a five-run lead. Greinke has failed to complete six innings in three of his last four starts, but he still holds a sound 3.08 ERA and a strong 114:22 K:BB on the season to go with his excellent record. The veteran will look to go deeper into the game Saturday against the Rockies.
10DEduardo Núñez SS/3B/LF SF 10 hours ago
Nunez (hamstring) may be activated as soon as he is eligible on Friday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports Friday.
An MRI on Nunez's hamstring found no structural damage, but the Giants didn't want to go without the extra infielder on their roster as they waited for the inflammation to go down. Look for him to be back in the lineup as the Giants begin a series in Pittsburgh against the Pirates on Friday.
Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 10 hours ago
Kershaw will have his next start moved up to Thursday against the Angels, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports Monday.
The Dodgers are rearranging their rotation in the wake of yet another injury, this time to Brandon McCarthy. Kershaw will be moved up to face the Angels instead of the Padres, and Alex Wood will be moved back from Thursday to Friday.
10DAdeiny Hechavarria SS TB 10 hours ago
Hechavarria (oblique) will join the Rays during their current series with Pittsburgh and will likely be activated shortly, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports Monday.
The Rays are in Pittsburgh through Thursday, so expect Hechavarria to be activated any day now. His value comes primarily from his glove, and he isn't even a significant enough source of stolen bases to make his skillset worthwhile in a fantasy context.