RP - TB - MiLB
Aaron Slegers pitched the final three innings of Saturday's 4-3 win over the Phillies, allowing one run on four hits to earn the save.
Tampa Bay has now clinched the No. 1 seed in the American League. This was Sleger's second save of the year.
Aaron Slegers will be placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation Sunday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Slegers was roughed up in his last start on Tuesday giving up five runs in 1 1/3 innings. The 25-year-old righty is now worth stashing if he is owned in fantasy and there should be a better option on the waiver wire.
Aaron Slegers only last 1 1/3 innings on Tuesday against the Royals, getting lit up for five runs on seven hits, including a three-run homer by Adalberto Mondesi. He did not issue a free pass nor strike anyone out. Sleger's record is now 1-1 after the 9-4 loss.
Slegers was not really fantasy relevant, except in a longshot in a DFS contest. His ERA now sits at 5.68 after two starts. He should be relegated to the bullpen or sent back down to the minors once Fernando Romero is ready to come back to the big leagues, or if Ervin Santana makes a full recovery.
Aaron Slegers was called up from the minors for a spot start on Thursday versus the Orioles, earning his first win of 2018. He notched a quality start, allowing just one run on three hits, a walk, and hit by pitch over six innings. He struck out two in the 5-2 win.
Slegers had minimal major league experience prior to this outing, so there likely was not a great scouting report for the Orioles to take advantage of. It remains to be seen how long Slegers will be in the rotation, but his next start figures to be against the Royals. Start him if you are feeling adventurous.