I know a lot of people made fun of this yesterday…
— Bryan Kephart (@thundercrat) April 10, 2019
Never forget this glory from Ozuna last season pic.twitter.com/902Q5z1Ncc
— Michael Clair (@michaelsclair) April 10, 2019
…but what if he just took up parkour and was excited to show us his moves?
On the Agenda:
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitching Options
Chris Archer has been suspended five games and Yasiel Puig has been suspended two games for their role in a benches clearing “brawl” on Sunday. Puig has decided not to appeal the suspension and begun serving the suspension yesterday. Archer will likely appeal in hopes of a reduction or dropping it after his next start to avoid a disruption of his pitching schedule.
Various News and Notes
Mike Trout left Tuesday’s game with a groin strain. According to the Angels, the move was precautionary and Trout did not want to leave the game. Consider him day-to-day for right now.
Alex Bregman was removed from Tuesday’s game versus the Yankees after suffering a hamstring injury. The injury occured in the eighth inning after he was running the bases. According to manager A.J. Hinch, Bregman was dealing with a sore hamstring, so this may have just been precautionary.
Luis Severino has experienced a setback in his rehab. After taken an MRI on Tuesday, Severino has been diagnosed with a grade 2 lat strain and will be shut down for another 6-8 weeks before resuming a rehab schedule. It is likely that he could miss the entire first half of the season if not more.
Jon Lester was placed on the 10 Day IL with a hamstring strain. According to manager Joe Maddon, Lester is only expected to miss 1-2 starts,. So this does not appear to be overly serious at this time.
Todd Frazier played in a rehab game at shortstop in St. Lucie. This is an interesting development as the Mets obviously need to keep both Peter Alonso and Jeff McNeil in the lineup considering the way they are hitting. Frazier will be a reserve player for the Mets when he returns.
Mike Clevinger was placed on the 10-Day IL with a back strain. This is much more serious than it was initially reported as he is not expected to pick up a ball and begin throwing for at least 6-8 weeks. It sounds possible that he could miss the remainder of the first half.
Miguel Andujar will throw today for the first time since injuring his shoulder. This is the first step in seeing if he can work his way back this season. There is no timetable for his return at this time, but if he can pass this portion of the testing phase smoothly, we could start hearing about the plan of action for him soon.
Streaming Pitching Options (Less than 50% owned)
Pitcher for Today: Frankie Montas @ BAL
Montas has been impressive in his first few starts of the season and faces a bad Orioles team led by hitless Chris Davis.
High Risk Option: Nick Margevicius @ SF
Hard to believe he can keep up what he has done thus far, but he gets to face the Giants in San Francisco, so he is worth the gamble.
Pitcher for Tomorrow: Spencer Turnbull at CLE
Looked good in his last start and gets the anemic Indians offense.
High Risk Option: Jeff Samardzija vs COL
Colorado is down a lot of offensive talent and I still believe in Daddy Shark… Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo.
Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as random topics that float into his juvenile brain. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and a fantasy football and baseball writer for Fantasy Alarm. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.