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Miami Marlins INF Isan Diaz (illness) was removed from the game on Wednesday, May 12, for precautionary reasons after reporting that he felt 'unwell and fatigued.' Diaz was subsequently cleared by a physician.
Houston Astros 1B Yuli Gurriel (illness) was removed from the game Wednesday, May 12, due to illness, according to manager Dusty Baker, who said the team should know more about the nature of the illness on Thursday, May 13.
Chicago White Sox LHP Carlos Rodon (back, hamstring) had his next scheduled start pushed back from Thursday, May 13, to Saturday, May 15, as he's dealing with tightness in his back and hamstring.
Los Angeles Angels SS Jose Iglesias (back) returned to the lineup Wednesday, May 12, after missing the previous three games with tightness in his back.
New York Yankees SS Gleyber Torres (undisclosed) was not in the starting lineup on Wednesday, May 12, for precautionary reasons after several members of the team's coaching and support staffs tested positive for COVID. Manager Aaron Boone had no update on Torres' status following the game.
Philadelphia Phillies C J.T. Realmuto (knee) was not in the lineup Wednesday, May 12, after being removed from the previous game when he took a foul ball off of his knee. Realmuto is day-to-day.
Seattle Mariners outfielder Taylor Trammell will be sent down to the minor leagues Thursday. With Jarred Kelenic being called up, Trammell was the odd man out on the big league roster. After a hot spring training, Trammell struggled to a .157/.255/.337 slash line with 41 strikeouts in 83 regular-season at-bats. For now, Trammell will try to get things straightened out at Triple-A Tacoma. He'll surely return to the majors at some point, but fantasy managers who have remained patient would be wise to move on.
Updating an earlier report, Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant (wrist) suffered a bruised wrist after being hit by a pitch on Wednesday, May 12, and being removed for a pinch runner was predetermined and not a result of a new injury.
Milwaukee Brewers RHP Corbin Burnes (illness) said he tested positive for COVID in April, which is why he placed on the injured list. Burnes is expected to be activated in time to start on Thursday, May 13.
Milwaukee Brewers OF Avisail Garcia (back) was in the starting lineup on Wednesday, May 12, after being limited to pinch-hitting duties in the team's previous two games due to a back issue.
Seattle Mariners second baseman Dylan Moore drove in the Mariners' only run of the game Wednesday night. Los Angeles Dodgers starter Julio Urias completely shut down the Seattle offense, but Moore delivered an RBI single to drive in Ty France in the top of the 5th. It was Moore's 14th RBI of the season. Moore has been hitting better of late, with a .729 OPS over his last seven days, but the fact that a .729 OPS is a marked improvement just shows how much Moore has struggled. With Jarred Kelenic due to arrive Thursday, Moore could stand to lose some playing time. Fantasy managers with roster space can continue to hold, but it would be wise to at least explore other options.
San Diego Padres LHP Drew Pomeranz (lat) was unavailable for the team's doubleheader on Wednesday, May 12, due to tightness in his lat.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Justin Dunn only managed to pitch 3 1/3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. He exited with runners on second and third, but Will Vest managed to escape the jam and avoid saddling Dunn with any more runs. All told, Dunn allowed two runs on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Dunn still has a solid 3.72 ERA for the year, but he has yet to complete six innings in a start. If he could just keep his command and pitch count under control, he would be very effective, as Dunn's .181 BAA is the seventh lowest in major league history through a pitcher's first 20 starts. Dunn is worth a streaming start in good matchups, but otherwise can stay on the waiver wire.
St. Louis Cardinals starter John Gant continued his strong start to the 2021 campaign allowing zero earned runs against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. Primarily known for his funky delivery when he debuted in the big leagues, Gant has become somewhat of a fantasy breakout star so far this season. Now sporting a 1.83 ERA to go with a scary 1.63 WHIP, Gant once again found a way to make a run he allowed be unearned. This is the third start of the season where Gant has allowed a lone unearned run, but a combined three unearned runs across three starts isn't that much overall, so it's clear Gant has still performed very well. Forgotten at the back end of the Cardinals rotation, Gant remains a strong fantasy option. Slated to face the Padres in his next start, Gant is worth a look to pitching needy teams.
San Diego Padres closer Mark Melancon trod thin ice to record a five-out save Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies. In Game 1 of a doubleheader, Melancon entered a precarious situation with two runners on in the sixth in a 5-2 contest. After escaping with just one inherited runner scoring, the Rockies loaded the bases in the seventh frame before Melancon induced catcher Elias Diaz to pop out and end the game. The 36-year-old fired 37 pitches without recording a strikeout, but it was enough to earn his 12th save. The veteran owns a spectacular 0.54 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 23 percent strikeout rate through 15 appearances and has emerged as a surprise elite closer through a month-plus of the 2021 campaign.
San Diego Padres catcher Victor Caratini mashed a game-winning grand slam in Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies. The switch-hitting backstop's clutch salame came in the sixth inning as the Friars held on to win 5-3. Caratini also delivered another key knock in Game 2 to push the contest to extra innings in the eventual loss. The defense-first catcher has managed decently with the stick in 2021, slashing .244/.333/.397 with three homers, a steal and 27 runs-plus-RBI in 90 plate appearances. However, with his playing time projected to dwindle with Austin Nola healthy, Caratini is only worth a fantasy look in deep two-catcher formats and the DFS bargain bin.
Milwaukee Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff looked superb once again during the Brewers 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers ace allowed only three hits and one walk across 7 2/3 innings in Milwaukee. The only extra-base hit that he allowed was an opposite-field solo home run off the bat of Tyler O'Neill in the top of the eighth inning. Woodruff is hot on the tail of Corbin Burnes for the team lead in ERA (1.64) and WHIP (0.73) while he was able to tie Freddy Peralta for the team lead in strikeouts (61) after blowing away 10 Cardinals on Wednesday. Perhaps the quietest ace pitcher in all of baseball, Woodruff needs to be treated by fantasy managers as a clear Cy Young candidate as he gets to face the NL Central more than anyone this season.
Miami Marlins starter Cody Poteet made his Major League debut Wednesday and picked up his first career victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The unheralded starter went six strong innings allowing only two runs on a David Peralta RBI double and Sandy Leon solo home run in the Marlins 3-2 victory. Otherwise, Poteet allowed only two additional singles and walked zero, and looked very much like a Major League pitcher. While he certainly does not have a rotation spot locked up, the Marlins have made the most out of their starting pitching in recent years and Poteet might provide fantasy value this season. Slated to face the Dodgers in LA in his next start, Poteet is not worth a roster add just yet, but he is worth keeping an eye on moving forward.
Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks allowed two hits, one run (zero earned) and struck out three in a non-save situation versus the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Hendriks entered the game with the White Sox leading 13-7 in the top of the ninth inning and allowed three baserunners before getting Nelson Cruz, Mitch Garver and Jorge Polanco to all go down swinging to end the ballgame. Hendriks continues to be one of the best closers in the league and he now owns 3.29 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings.
San Diego Padres starter Blake Snell lasted just four innings Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies, permitting two earned runs. The whiffs were again working for Snell as he fanned seven, but he also relinquished five hits and three walks while laboring through 84 pitches. Across eight starts, the left-hander owns a pedestrian 4.19 ERA and 1.54 WHIP, failing to complete six frames in any outing. His fantasy value has been buoyed by a 31 percent strikeout rate but it's come with free passes at a 15 percent clip. Under the hood, it's tough for managers to feel optimistic but he should be started next Wednesday when the Friars take on the Rockies at Petco Park.
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