DTDGeorge Springer CF/RF/DH HOU 31 minutes ago
Manager A.J. Hinch said that he does not expect Springer (hand) to require a DL stint and is hopeful that he'll be back in the lineup Friday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Springer left Thursday's game after taking a Jesse Hahn offering off the hand and he has since been diagnosed with a left hand contusion. The hope is that he'll be back in the lineup as soon as Friday, but even if the Astros give him an extra day off, the expectation is that Springer's injury won't land him on the disabled list. Jake Marisnick would be the likely candidate to take over in center field should Springer sit out Friday.
Antonio Senzatela SP COL 32 minutes ago
Senzatela (9-3) allowed nine runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three batters over five innings during Thursday's loss to Arizona.
The wheels appear to have fallen off for Senzatela. He entered Thursday's outing with a 5.49 ERA and 1.37 WHIP through his previous seven starts, and the rookie has now allowed 17 runs over his past three outings at Coors Field. That's a concerning trend. Often times, teams are able to get a read on young pitchers once they're is more film on them at the highest level, and that is likely the case with Senzatela. How he deals with adversity and adjusts in his next handful of games will be telling. A soft matchup against San Francisco at AT&T Park is on deck for the 22-year-old righty, at least.
OUTMichael Conforto LF/CF NYM 41 minutes ago
Conforto is out of the lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are turning to another lefty on the hill Thursday with Hyun-Jin Ryu starting, so the Mets will give Conforto another night off. Conforto has made marked improvement against southpaws this season, hitting .238 with a .823 OPS after hitting .104 with a .295 off lefties in 2016. That said, Conforto had cooled off considerably of late overall with a .147/.341/.176 slash line over his last 14 games. Look for Conforto to rejoin the lineup Friday in San Francisco.
Travis Shaw 1B/3B MIL 42 minutes ago
Shaw went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two doubles and three RBI during Thursday's win over Pittsburgh.
Not only is Shaw having a solid fantasy season, he's closing in on career-best numbers across the board. The 27-year-old third baseman sports a rock-solid .298/.350/.552 slash line with 14 homers, 51 RBI, seven stolen bases and 35 runs, which is an impressive cross-category return. Those seven steals are also a sneaky bonus.
Eric Sogard 2B/SS MIL 50 minutes ago
Sogard went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs during Thursday's win over Pittsburgh.
The veteran infielder is showing no signs of slowing down and now boasts a 10-game hitting streak that includes six multi-hit showings. Sogard appears locked into the leadoff spot for the immediate future and sports an impressive .366/.466/.554 slash line for the campaign. He's going to cool off at some point, but he's currently making a sizable fantasy impact.
Corey Knebel RP MIL 56 minutes ago
Knebel pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record his 12th save of the season during Thursday's win over Pittsburgh.
Knebel has now converted eight consecutive saves and hasn't allowed a run through his past 10.2 innings over 10 appearances. He's quickly emerged as a high-end relief option in all fantasy settings and sports an elite 0.96 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 15.5 K/9.
10DVictor Martínez DH DET 57 minutes ago
Martinez (chest) resumed light baseball activity this week, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
This is encouraging news after Martinez had a short stint in the hospital late last week due to an irregular heartbeat. According to McCosky, Martinez has done some light cardio and hit off a tee each of the last two days. It's still unclear when Martinez will be ready to come off the disabled list, but the next step in his rehab process should shed some light on how close he is to a return. The Tigers will continue to cycle through a number of players at the DH spot until Martinez is back.
Chase Anderson SP MIL 1 hour ago
Anderson (6-2) allowed just two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out seven batters through six innings during Thursday's win over Pittsburgh.
Anderson has now surrendered just six runs through 40.2 innings over his past six starts and owns a high-end 2.92 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 8.5 K/9 for the year. The 29-year-old righty might prove to be a late bloomer, as his 3.45 FIP reinforces his current breakout. A road start against Cincinnati is up next for Anderson.
10DMatt Shoemaker SP LAA 1 hour ago
General manager Billy Eppler said Shoemaker (forearm) underwent an MRI on Saturday that showed no structural damage, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
While this is good news, Shoemaker is still apparently experiencing some issues on the top of his forearm, so he'll head back Los Angeles to be reevaluated. A revised timetable for his return should be available following his reevaluation. In the meantime, Parker Bridwell will take another turn in the rotation Sunday while Shoemaker continues to work back from his forearm issue.
Iván Nova SP PIT 1 hour ago
Nova (7-5) allowed four runs on 11 hits and two walks while striking out five batters during Thursday's loss to Milwaukee.
Nova has been a serviceable fantasy asset and a reliable starter for the Pirates. His 3.06 ERA and 1.08 WHIP are sterling marks, but his 5.2 K/9 limits his upside in virtual settings. Still, there is a lot to be said for his game-to-game consistency. Nova projects to make his next start at PNC Park against Tampa Bay.