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— Josh Sperry (@Josh__Sperry) April 30, 2018
On the Agenda:
1. Done Like Dodgers
2. On The Mend
3. Various News and Notes
4. Streaming Pitchers
Done Like Dodgers
Corey Seager is done for the year after an MRI revealed he will need Tommy John Surgery. Seager has struggled most of the season, but said that he felt discomfort during the weekend series versus the Giants. He will miss the rest of the season, but should be ready for 2019 as TJ is not as serious for hitters as it is for pitchers.
On The Mend
According to Mark Zuckerman, Daniel Murphy has rejoined the Nationals in Washington. This is the next step towards Murphy making his season debut, but he still is a bit away and one would assume that the Nationals will be careful with him. We should hear soon when he will go out on a minor league rehab stint.
According to manager Jon Daniels, Rougned Odor is still at least a week away from being activated. The Rangers are not going to push Odor in what is quickly becoming a lost season. He should be back fairly soon though.
The Yankees have a number of guys working their way back. Brandon Drury is playing in rehab games and could be back this week. Greg Bird is doing on the field drills and now taking live batting practice and could return by the end of the month. Clint Frazier has overcome his concussion issues and is playing in high-A. Jacoby Ellsbury is still Jacoby Ellsbury.
Anthony Rendon is close to returning and may not even need a rehab assignment according to Jamal Collier from MLB.com. Rendon has been dealing with a toe injury, but the symptoms appear to have subsided.
Mike Moustakas was forced out of Monday’s game against the Red Sox after being hit on the forearm with a pitch. X-rays were negative according to the Royals after the game. Consider him day-to-day at this time.
Various News and Notes
D.J. LeMahieu was placed on the 10-Day DL with a strained hamstring. LeMahieu was injured on Friday and has been able to play since. There hasn’t been a lot of information given about the extent of the injury, which is a tad bit concerning.
According to manager Ron Gardenhire, Daniel Norris will have surgery on his groin to relieve some pressure. (Resist the urge to make a joke…) He is expected to miss the next 2-3 months as he recovers.
Randal Grichuk has been placed on the DL with a sprained knee. At this point I am surprised Grichuk is still in the Majors the way he has been struggling. There is no guarantee that he has anything more than a bench role once he returns.
David Peralta left Monday’s game after getting hit on the wrist with a pitch. There was no information following the game on his status. Consider him day-to-day with until we have more news.
Austin Hedges was pulled from his game on Monday with an elbow issue. It was reported that he was dealing with tendinitis. Consider him day-to-day at this time.
Streaming Pitchers Options
A pitcher for today: Nick Tropeano vs BAL
Baltimore has the third highest strikeout percentage and third lowest wOBA vs right-handed pitching. Tropeano has looked good coming off the DL.
A pitcher for tomorrow: None
I like Andrew Heaney, but the Orioles are much better against lefties than righties.
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.