Mike Trout roster status changed by Cedar Rapids Kernels. March 20, 2010: CF Mike Trout assigned to Los Angeles Angels. September 1, 2009: CF Mike Trout assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels from AZL Angels. July 5, 2009: AZL Angels signed Mike Trout. July 1, 2009: Los Angeles Angels signed OF Mike Trout.
McCutchen went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run and was replaced in right field by Gregor Blanco for the start of the eighth inning. The 31-year-old is considered day-to-day and could be available for Sunday's series finale, but with an off day Monday, the team could illustrate additional caution with the veteran outfielder.
Braves' Jose Bautista: Sits against right-hander 10D ago • By RotoWire Staff Bautista is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins. Right-hander Jose Urena will take the mound for the Marlins as Bautista heads to the bench. The 37-year-old has seen plenty of playing time since being recalled at the start of the month due to the numerous left-handers faced and being able to serve as designated hitter at Tampa Bay, but could continue to see more infrequent starting opportunities.
Indians' Edwin Encarnacion: Out of lineup Tuesday 8D ago • By RotoWire Staff Encarnacion is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Encarnacion will head to the bench with no designated hitter spot available in the Cubs' National League ballpark. Yonder Alonso will start at first base Tuesday. With lefty Jon Lester scheduled to start for the Cubs on Wednesday, Encarnacion will likely take over for Alonso at first base for the series finale.
Abreu went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's 8-3 win over the Brewers. The two-bagger was Abreu's 20th of the season, putting him well on pace to top last season's career-high 43. The 31-year-old remains the rock-solid foundation for a young and sometimes shaky White Sox offense, slashing .301/.362/.526 on the year.
After the Rangers loaded the bases with a double, single, and walk in the sixth, Hernandez was replaced by James Pazos. A wild pitch and a passed ball later added two runs to Hernandez's line. Even though his ERA ticks up to 5.83 on the season, Hernandez's four strikeouts moved him past Sandy Koufax into a tie for 44th place with Kevin Brown on the all-time MLB strikeout list with 2,397.
Jones' home run was his ninth of the season as he continues to have a fantastic May. Five of his home runs have come in May and he’s raised his batting average 30 points in that time. Even at 32 years old he still remains productive and consistent for the Orioles.
Adrian Beltre is taking batting practice . Beltre (hamstring) took batting practice for a second straight day Thursday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Beltre, who has been sidelined two weeks with a strained left hamstring, is slowly ramping up baseball activities. Fantasy Impact. The Rangers aren't putting any timetable on Beltre's eventual return.
Altuve went 2-for-4 in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Red Sox. Altuve hit safely for a seventh consecutive game, a ridiculous run that's seen him go 17-for-31 (.548) with six extra-base hits, seven RBI and eight runs scored. The power component of Altuve's game is still missing in action, but he leads MLB in hits (80) and is fifth in average (.338).
Any fantasy owner can live with LeMahieu or Bautista or Jones or Tanaka; that’s not a knock on any of those players, but when the draft reaches this point, a reach for upside is more palatable. Given the price and the potential payoff—remember, Bregman was the No. 2 pick of the 2015 draft and a top-40 prospect last year—Bregman is becoming one of my favorite swing-for-the-fences picks.
Brantley went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a grand slam in Friday's 10-9 loss to the Royals. Brantley hit the grand slam in the fourth inning to give the Indians a 9-4 advantage, but the offense stalled and bullpen was unable to hold the lead. The home run is the 30-year-old's fourth of the season, and he now has a .327/.362/.542 slash line in 107 at-bats.
Desmond is out of the lineup against the Cubs on Wednesday, Jenny Carver of AT&T Sportsnet reports. Desmond will receive a rare day off as Pat Valaika draws the start at first base in his absence. Over 30 games this season, Desmond is hitting just .173/.223/.327 with four home runs, 13 RBI and three stolen bases.
Braun has started in two of the Brewers' three games since returning from the disabled list Thursday, but it's still unclear if he'll have a full-time role with manager Craig Counsell seemingly committing to the hot-hitting Jesus Aguilar as the team's primary first baseman for the time being. That will likely result in Braun splitting time in the outfield with Domingo Santana, who was productive in a bench role Saturday with a two-run pinch-hit double in the seventh inning.
Fantasy Impact. Fantasy owners have been ready for the return of their ace and after Tuesday's simulation, it sounds as though Bumgarner is feeling confident about his path for return. He's expected to make three minor league starts with the second one coming on May 31.
Giants' Buster Posey: Hits fourth home run 14H ago • By RotoWire Staff Posey went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Phillies. Posey took an offering from Hector Neris just over the left field wall in the eighth inning to record his fourth home run of the season and second in his past four games. He has an unimpressive .446 slugging percentage this season, but has recorded at least one hit in 19 of 22 games since the beginning of May.
This comes as a surprise, seeing as Ramirez still has $15 million left on his contract for the 2018 season. Boston will have a week to either trade or release the 34-year-old designated hitter/first baseman. Ramirez is slashing .254/.313/.395 with six home runs and 29 RBI across 44 games this season.