I don’t know why this happened, but I approve:
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— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 23, 2018
On the Agenda:
1. Maligned Mariners
2. Rugged Rays
3. Various News and Notes
4. Streaming Pitchers
Dee Gordon was placed on the 10-Day DL with a broken toe. While initial reports had him likely out a month, manager Scott Servais stated that he doesn’t believe that he will out much longer than the minimum 10 days. This is pretty good news in contrast to what it could have been.
Jean Segura left Tuesday’s with an apparent shoulder injury after a diving slide into home plate. No injury update was provided after the game. Consider him day-to-day at this time.
Mitch Haniger was removed from Tuesday’s game after being hit on the elbow with a pitch. This is bad news for a Mariners team that has already lost Robinson Cano and Dee Gordon, and Jean Segura, not to mention has an ailing Nelson Cruz. Consider Haniger day-to-day at this time.
Joey Wendle was placed on paternity leave for the birth of his child. Willy Adames was called up to replace him on the roster. Adames made his impact immediately, hitting a home run off of Chris Sale in his first game of his MLB career. He may not be up for long, but he could force the Rays into a difficult choice if he hits the next few days.
Jacob Faria was removed from his start on Tuesday after suffering an oblique injury in the third inning. He will likely miss the next month with the injury. Faria has not been great on the surface, but both of his two really bad starts were at Baltimore and at Boston he has a 3.18 ERA in the rest of his starts. He should be reserved in most formats.
Wilson Ramos left Tuesday’s game with a hand injury. He suffered a contusion shortly after pitcher Jacob Faria was forced to leave the game with an oblique injury. Consider him day-to-day at this time.
Various News and Notes
The Mets signed Jose Bautista to a contract. The 37-year-old was released by the Braves earlier this week after a disappointing stint with Atlanta. Bautista adds some needed outfield depth for the Mets, but isn’t really relevant outside of the deepest of leagues.
Steven Souza was placed on the 10-Day DL with a pec strain. This doesn’t appear to be as serious as the injury that cost him over a month earlier this season, but more news should come soon. Socrates Brito was recalled to replace Souza on the roster.
Matt Boyd left Tuesday’s start with an apparent oblique injury. It is being described as oblique spasms, so it may not be super serious. Consider him day-to-day at this time.
Gary Sanchez was forced out of Tuesday’s game with cramps in his calf. The news was scary at first, but it appears this isn’t a real issue at all (except for my Tout Wars Daily squad that really needed him.) Consider him day-to-day at this time.
Streaming Pitchers Options
A pitcher for today: Dan Straily at NYM
The Mets have a .294 wOBA in the month of May and Straily looked good in his last couple of starts.
A pitcher for tomorrow: Zach Davies vs NYM
See above note. Also, the Mets just made Caleb Smith look dominant and signed Jose Bautista to help their offense. Not good.
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.