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The third inning shot was not enough as the Twins lost to the Tigers 9-4 Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Robbie Grossman is batting just .214 over his last seven games.

Category: Game Recaps


When it comes to single season saves, Jeanmar Gomez is slowly making his way to the top in Philadelphia. Gomez tied Tom Gordon with 34 single season saves. Jose Mesa leads the pack with 44.

Fantasy Impact: Jeanmar Gomez has proven his capabilities as the Phillies' closer. Consider him for 2017 rosters.

Category: Game Recaps


Aaron Altherr had two singles and an RBI each time for the Phillies as they beat the White Sox Wednesday 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Altherr is a future consideration to fill out your rosters in DFS and 2017 drafts.

Category: Game Recaps


Maybin went 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored in the Tigers 9-4 win versus Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: He continues to be a productive table-setter in a powerful Detroit lineup and has gone 7-for-25 with seven RBI and two steals in his last seven games.

Category: Game Recaps


Martinez went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI in the Tigers 9-4 win versus Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: In his last seven games, Martinez is batting .500 going 14-for-28 with two home runs. He also has a .786 slugging percentage in that span.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Shoemaker solid in win

Thu, Aug 25th 11:44am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

LAA

Matt Shoemaker held the Blue Jays scoreless over six innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: It was impressive considering the competition, and he's now provided back-to-back quality starts against the Blue Jays and Mariners. He does carry some strikeout upside as well, but he's been pretty inconsistent overall this season, limiting his value.

Category: Game Recaps


Cam Bedrosian has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his throwing arm. (Source: Pedro Moura on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The condition doesn't carry a timeframe for return currently, and he could be shut down for the remainder of the season. He was briefly fantasy relevant this season after taking over closer duties following Huston Street's injury, but he soon followed Street to the DL.

Category: Injury Updates


Hector Santiago has been scratched from his Friday start against the Blue Jays due to a thumb injury. (Source: Phil Miller on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury makes sense, as Santiago has been especially bad of late, allowing 15 runs over his last two starts spanning only 8 2/3 innings. Considering his rough stretch and the injury, he's not very fantasy relevant at this point.

Category: Injury Updates


Ian Desmond homered, stole a base and scored twice in Wednesday's win over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Desmond is now a single stolen base away from a 20/20 season. He's been one of the best all-around players in the game this season, with just under 50 extra-base hits and 87 run scored in 125 games.

Category: Game Recaps


After examination, Byung-ho Park will undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist. (Source: Mike Beradino on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Park got off to a nice start to the season before he ultimately struggled and was sent down to the minors. He showcased solid power early but struggled to reach base consistently for the Twins.

Category: Injury Updates


Kyle Seager was held out of the Mariners' lineup on Wednesday due to a foot injury.

Fantasy Impact: Seager suffered the injury while fouling a pitch off his foot on Tuesday. While this doesn't appear to be a serious injury, owners will want to monitor his status as the team begins a weekend series against the White Sox on Thursday.

Category: Injury Updates


Evan Longoria hit his 30th home run of the season on Wednesday, finishing the game 1-for-5 with the solo shot.

Fantasy Impact: Longoria's now gone yard in three of his last five games, with six RBI and four runs scored over that span. His OPS is creeping back up toward .900, and he's had a great all-around season for the Rays and fantasy owners.

Category: Game Recaps


Albert Pujols collected four hits, including a home run and a double, while driving in three run on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols continues to show improvement after his rough start to the season. He has seven hits in his last three games, with homers in two of his last four.

Category: Game Recaps


Nelson Cruz exited Wednesday's game due to back spasms. He's considered day-to-day. (Source: Matt Pentz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It seems like this was a precautionary measure by the Mariners. Cruz could be back in the lineup as soon as the weekend, if not Thursday's opener against the White Sox.

Category: Injury Updates


Devon Travis remained out Wednesday, but he told reporters that he hopes to return from his hand injury on Thursday. (Source: Shi Davidi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Travis should be back by the weekend, if not sooner. He's been solid over his injury-shortened season, posting an OPS north of .800 in 69 games. His value has increased since moving up in the Blue Jays' potent lineup. He provides great power/speed combo and all-around production opportunities.

Category: Injury Updates


Ryan Braun homers twice

Thu, Aug 25th 11:27am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

MIL

Ryan Braun homered twice Wednesday against the Rockies. He finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Braun is up to 24 home runs on the season, and he's produced an impressive .941 OPS over 105 games. He's also stolen 13 bases this season, providing great all-around value for owners.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Bregman hit his ninth double in 28 games on Wednesday, finishing 1-for-4 with a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Bregman's still only sporting an OPS of .694, but he's greatly improved since his slow start. He has extra-base hits in six of his last seven games, including four doubles and three home runs over that span.

Category: Game Recaps


The Nationals have traded for lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski from the Oakland Athletics. Max Schrock will head to the A's in the deal.

Fantasy Impact: Rzepczynski has tossed 30 innings for the A's in 2016 to a 3.00 ERA. While there is little fantasy value away from holds assigned to him directly, he should lengthen the Nats bullpen and provide more save opportunities for closer Mark Melancon and in turn secure more wins for Nationals starters.

Category: Transactions


Stephen Piscotty goes yard again

Thu, Aug 25th 10:15am EDT
By Dan Harris

STL

Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on Wednesday against the Mets. It was Piscotty's 19th home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Piscotty has been in a groove lately, with two home runs in his last three games, and multi-hit efforts in three of his last six games. Although he doesn't provide elite numbers in any one category, Piscotty's ability to contribute in each of the five categories makes him a valuable second or third outfielder.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Carpenter went 1-for-5 with a solo home run on Wednesday against the Mets. It was Carpenter's 16th home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Carpenter has really struggled since returning from the disabled list, batting just .219 with two home runs and four RBI. After missing about a month, it's understandable that Carpenter may take some time to find his groove, and hopefully Wednesday's home run was a step in the right direction.

Category: Game Recaps