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The Red Sox have activated Nathan Eovaldi off the injured list. (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Red Sox were rumored to make Eovaldi their closer after he returned from the injured list. Alex Cora, however, has left the impression that Brandon Workman will keep the role after his recent success. Eovaldi could eventually end up in the role if Workman were to struggle.

Category: Injury Updates


Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored Saturday against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Puig has been red hot since the All-Star break, and he's batting .389 in July. He's on pace for 37 home runs, 100 RBI, and 22 steals. He's certainly put his slow start to the season behind him.

Category: Game Recaps


Josh VanMeter went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: VanMeter's two-run homer in the seventh proved to be the deciding hit in the low-scoring affair. This was the young outfielder's first home run of 2019. He's batting .255 in 51 at-bats this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Michael Lorenzen picked up his sixth save of the season Saturday against the Cardinals, allowing one run on one hit and one walk across two innings. He struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: With Raisel Iglesias missing the previous few games to be there for the birth of his child, Lorenzen was likely called on Saturday to fill in. He was able to lock down his sixth save of the season in a two-inning outing. Iglesias seems to still be the go-to guy in the ninth inning for the Reds.

Category: Game Recaps


Buster Posey went 0-for-4 in Saturday's 11-5 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: In his last 15 games, Posey is 19-for-59 (.322) with two homers, 10 RBI, and 11 runs scored. He is starting to heat up and is slashing .255/.315/.389 with five homers and 28 RBI in 270 plate appearances for the Giants this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Luis Castillo allowed one run on five hits and one walk across six innings Saturday against the Cardinals. He struck out four and did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Castillo was sharp early on in this one, and his major blemish was allowing Matt Wieters to take him deep in the sixth. Castillo also limited walks, only allowing one free pass and needing just 88 pitches to get through six frames. He has an elite 2.36 ERA and 138 strikeouts in 118 innings this season. He lines up to face the Rockies at home next Friday.

Category: Game Recaps


Madison Bumgarner expected not be traded and will remain with the Giants. (Source: Hank Schulman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner has been rumored for weeks to be dealt to a playoff contender in need of starting pitching. With the Giants all of a sudden in the Wild Card race, they are hanging onto to their pieces and not looking to deal anyone. Unless something changes, expect Bumgarner to remain with the Giants this season.

Category: Rumors


David Bote went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored Saturday against the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Bote is batting a modest .254 with nine home runs, but is struggling in July, batting .154 this month. He's not an everyday player, and doesn't produce enough to warrant fantasy relevance.

Category: Game Recaps


Javier Baez went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run, a double, and three runs scored Saturday against the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: That's homers in back-to-back games for Baez, who now has 24 on the year. His fourth inning homer on Saturday put the Cubs ahead, and they would not relinquish the lead. Baez is putting up elite numbers once again in 2019, batting .292 with 67 RBI and 66 runs scored.

Category: Game Recaps


Will Smith expected not be traded and will remain with the Giants. (Source: Hank Schulman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There were multiple rumors of Will Smith being traded to a playoff contender in need of bullpen help. The Giants have decided Will Smith isn't going anywhere and is expected to stay with the team. This is good news for Smith, as a potential trade to a contender would have hurt his fantasy value. Unless something changes, Smith will continue to be the Giants' closer.

Category: Rumors


Craig Kimbrel picked up his sixth save Saturday against the Padres, walking two in the ninth inning.

Fantasy Impact: After a disastrous start to his Cubs' career, Kimbrel has looked like his old self lately. In his last six appearances, he's 5-for-5 in save chances and allowed just one hit in that stretch.

Category: Game Recaps


Jose Quintana (8-7) allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings to earn the win over the Padres on Saturday. He struck out seven and walked one.

Fantasy Impact: Quintana's final line looked decent, but he surrendered three home runs in this start after allowing just five homers in his previous 10 starts. He has a 4.42 ERA in 112 innings, and he lines up to take on the Brewers next week.

Category: Game Recaps


Brandon Belt collect two hits

Sat, Jul 20th 9:53pm EDT
By Brad Camara

Brandon Belt went 2-for-4 in Saturday's 11-4 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Belt continues to bat lead-off and has a .343 OBP in his last seven games. He is slashing .244/.362/.413 with 11 homers, 36 RBI, and 55 runs scored in 96 games this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Pablo Sandoval went 4-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 11-4 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Sandoval's all four hits were singles. He was struggling as of late and is slashing .266/.309/.500 with 11 homers and 35 RBI in 90 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Dickerson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 11-4 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Dickerson has been on fire lately, as he is 12-for-25 (.480) with a home run, six RBI, and eight runs scored in his last seven games. He is slashing .352/.410/.670 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 34 games with the Padres/Giants this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Jeff Samardzija (7-8) allowed four runs on six hits while striking out seven in five innings in Saturday's 11-4 loss to the Mets. He took his eighth loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Samardzija didn't walk anyone and had pitched well in his previous three starts. He was hurt by the long ball as he gave up a pair of homers to Dominic Smith and Jeff McNeil. Samardzija now owns a 4.09 ERA and 96/29 K/BB ratio in his 20 starts this season. His next scheduled start is Wednesday, away against the Phillies.

Category: Game Recaps


Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, and a run scored Saturday's 6-5 loss to the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Story has been fire recently, and is 9-for-28 (.321) with two home runs, five RBI, and five runs scored in his last seven games. He is having another all-star caliber season, and is slashing .290/.351/.557 with 22 homers, 56 RBI, 74 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases in 86 games for the Rockies this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 11-5 loss to the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Blackmon has cooled off recently, as he is 12-for-60 (.200) with two home runs and seven RBI in his last 15 games. He is still having a great season and is slashing .312/.359/.587 with 20 home runs, 59 RBI, and 71 runs scored in 81 games for the Rockies this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Nolan Arenado went 1-for-3 with a three run home run in Saturday's 11-5 loss to the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Arenado now has a five-game hitting streak and is 5-for-19 (.263) with a home run and four RBI during that stretch. He is having another fantastic season at the plate, and is slashing .307/.371/.553 with 22 home runs, 74 RBI and 63 runs scored in 97 games.

Category: Game Recaps


Antonio Senzatela (8-7) allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking one in over 1 1/3 innings in Saturday's 11-5 loss to the Yankees. He took his seventh loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Senzatela has given up 21 runs in his last three starts (11 innings) to inflate his ERA to 6.29. There's a good chance that he will be removed from the rotation sooner than later. Senzatela owns a 6.29 ERA with 53 strikeouts in 93 innings for the Rockies this season. His next scheduled start is Tuesday, home against the Dodgers.

Category: Game Recaps