A live look at my coworkers avoiding responsibilities:
When the ball is lava. pic.twitter.com/btIoHGDHiY
— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 24, 2019
On the Agenda:
1. The Sleeper and the Bust DFS Contest
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitching Options
The Sleeper and the Bust DFS Contest
Every Tuesday, Paul Sporer and I host a DFS contest for the Sleeper and the Bust podcast. Congrats to this week’s winner:
Congrats to this week’s winner of TS&TB DFS contest! pic.twitter.com/csua6ZV94n
— Justin Mason (@JustinMasonFWFB) April 24, 2019
Various News and Notes
Carlos Carrasco was removed from Tuesday’s start after he injured himself while covering first base on this play:
Here is the play that caused an early exit for Carlos Carrasco tonight. pic.twitter.com/wEOVvdtFk5
— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) April 24, 2019
Carrasco was able to pitch after the injury before being pulled. The Indians are characterizing the move as precautionary, but he is scheduled for an MRI. Consider him day-to-day until we know more.
Bryan Reynolds was removed from Tuesday’s game after injuring his leg on Tuesday. The injury is being described as a “tweak” so it doesn’t appear to be overly serious, but there was no update as of writing this article. Consider him day-to-day at this time.
Brandon Nimmo was removed from Tuesday’s game after injuring his oblique. The Mets are saying the move was precautionary so this may not be as serious as most oblique injuries. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Addison Russell will begin playing in AAA today. Russell is serving a 40-game suspension for violating the domestic violence policy of Major League Baseball and is eligible to return on May 3rd. He should be scooped up in deeper leagues where he might still be available.
Manager Mike Schlidt stated that the Cardinals plan to use Carlos Martinez as a reliever when he returns from the Injured List. This is disappointing news as Jordan Hicks has already established himself as the closer in St. Louis, so C-Mart will likely take on a Josh Hader like role. Martinez is not expected to start a rehab assignment until next week at the earliest.
Streaming Pitching Options (Less than 50% owned)
Pitcher for Today: Merrill Kelly vs PIT
Kelly has been up and down this season, but the Pirates are banged up right now and I am willing to take a shot that Kelly can take advantage.
High Risk Options: Felix Pena vs NYY
That Yankees’ lineup is really bad and I will stream against them from time to time.
Pitcher for Tomorrow: None
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.