RP - COL
Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports the Rockies have acquired RHP Mychal Givens from the Baltimore Orioles.
Baltimore is obviously out of the playoffs so they’re selling off spare parts today. The organization already sent Tommy Milone to the Braves earlier this morning. Givens might factor into the saves mix for the Rockies. Colorado has been utilizing Daniel Bard in that role the past couple of weeks.
Mychal Givens served up the go-ahead homer to Michael Perez on Wednesday night in the eighth inning. Givens did garner three strikeouts in the outing, but the Orioles weren't able to come back in the top of the ninth, resulting in Given taking the loss.
Givens is having a great year so far, sporting a 1.38 ERA and 1.00 WHIP to go with 19 strikeouts in 13 innings. He should have a roster spot in any leagues with a holds category.
Mychal Givens pitched the ninth inning of Sunday's suspended game against the Nationals that resumed on Friday, working around a hit and a walk and striking out two. The Orioles won 6-2.
Givens is not the closer in Baltimore, but he hasn't allowed a run in seven innings and has struck out ten batters. If Cole Sulser falters, he may be next in line for saves.
Mychal Givens was called on when the Orioles were down by two runs in the eighth inning of Thursday's game against the Marlins. He allowed one hit and struck out one batter. The Orioles would go on to lose 8-7.
Givens continues to be the Orioles' fireman, which hurts his fantasy value. While he will garner more than a strikeout per inning, he simply doesn't belong on fantasy teams that do not have a holds category.
Mychal Givens worked the eighth inning of Friday's game against the Rays, walking one and striking one batter out. He earned his first hold of the season, with Cole Sulser picking up his second save.
Givens appears to be out as closer, as the Orioles seem intent on giving Sulser the reins. Givens is worth holding onto in holds leagues, but he appears to be an easy drop in almost all standard leagues.