Baltimore Orioles

AL East

Jimmy Yacabonis (1-2) took the loss Tuesday against the Padres after surrendering five runs on five hits over 2 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked one.

Fantasy Impact: Yacabonis mostly pitches in long relief for the Orioles and now has a 5.96 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with 18 strikeouts through 25 2/3 innings on the year. Yacabonis can be left on the waiver wire by fantasy owners.

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Trey Mancini went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk during Sunday's 13-3 loss to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Mancini has been one of the few bright spots for the Orioles this year. The 27-year-old slugger is hitting .304 with 16 home runs, 51 runs scored, 36 RBI and one stolen bases across 313 plate appearance this season. Mancini should be owned in all fantasy leagues.

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Gabriel Ynoa allowed seven runs on five hits and three walks across 2 1/3 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Mariners. He did not record a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Ynoa has given up 12 earned runs over his last two starts and his time in the rotation may be ending soon. The 26-year-old righty is now 0-5 with 6.75 ERA across 15 appearances (six starts) this season. Ynoa should not be owned in fantasy.

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Mychal Givens pitched one inning on Saturday giving a run on one hit, walked one and struck out two as the Orioles beat the Mariners by an 8-4 score.

Fantasy Impact: Givens has been a big disappointment as he came into the season as the teams closer and was picked in most fantasy leagues. But the 29-year-old reliever is 0-4 with a 5.23 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and converted 6-of-11 save opportunities. Givens can be left on the wire in fantasy leagues.

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Andrew Cashner pitched six innings of two-run baseball on Saturday in a victory over the Mariners. He allowed five hits in the victory, and he walked one with three strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: The win puts Cashner's record at 7-3 for the season with a 4.37 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. The veteran starter is not a must-own in fantasy but is good to have in deeper leagues. Cashner will go for his eighth win when he faces the Indians in his next start.

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Jonathan Villar went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and a stolen base in an 8-4 victory over the Mariners on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Villar brings fantasy owners both power and speed which were both on display on Saturday. The veteran infielder now has nine home runs and 15 steals on the year and should easily be a 20-20 player this season.

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Pedro Severino went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 10-9 loss to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Severino has put up some solid stats at the plate this season hitting .289 with eight home runs and 21 RBI. The 25-year-old catcher has been sharing catching duties with Chance Sisco but has been able to find his way into the lineup as a DH as well. Severino is worth grabbing in deeper fantasy leagues.

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Sean Gilmartin (0-1) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks over 2 1/3 innings in Friday's 10-9 loss to the Mariners. He took the loss and struck out only one batter.

Fantasy Impact: Gilmartin received a spot start for the Oriole with John Means landing on the IL. The 29-year-old righty might get another start depending on when Means returns but will more than likely land in the bullpen with a long relief role. Fantasy owners can avoid Gilmartin.

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Dwight Smith went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored in Friday's 10-9 loss to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: This is the second game back for Smith who had missed two weeks with a concussion. The 26-year-old outfielder has earned a full-time role with the Orioles this season and is batting .254 with 11 homers, 42 RBI and four steals

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John Means (shoulder) said he expected to miss just one start while on the injured list, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. (Source: Joe Trezza on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Means landed on the injured list Thursday with a strained left shoulder, though he downplayed the severity of the injury, describing it as minor tightness. Any issues with a shoulder could be cause for concern and for now, fantasy owners should stash Means and keep an eye on updates.

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Dylan Bundy allowed four runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out eight batters over 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Bundy has lost his last three starts and is now 3-9 on the season. The veteran righty has a 4.59 ERA with 86 strikeouts in 80 1/3 innings of work. Bundy faces the Padres in his next start on Wednesday. Bundy is not a must-own in fantasy and is a deep league add only.

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Renato Nunez went 1-for-4 and drove in a run as the Orioles lost to the A's by an 8-2 score.

Fantasy Impact: Nunez has been ice cold at the plate over the last 14 days hitting just .186 with a .239 on-base percentage. The 25-year-old slugger should turn things around but fantasy owners should be moving on from Nunez for a hot bat on the waiver wire.

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Hanser Alberto went 2-for-5 with a run scored as the Orioles lost to the Red Sox on Saturday by a 7-2 score.

Fantasy Impact: Alberto has been making the most of his opportunity to play every day for the Oriole. The 26year old infielder is hitting .305 with three homers, 14 RBI, 17 runs and four stolen bases over 55 games. Alberto is worth adding in deeper fantasy leagues and AL-only formats.

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Trumbo had a PRP injection in his injured knee Thursday and will be shut down for the next 7-10 days. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trumbo was pulled from his latest rehab assignment with the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate in Bowie after experiencing soreness in a different spot in his surgically repaired knee. He'll need to restart his rehab assignment once he's cleared to play, pushing his potential major-league return closer to the end of the month.

Category: Injury Updates


Chance Sisco went 2-for-4 with a double, walk, two RBI and one run scored during a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Sisco is currently splitting time at catcher with Pedro Severino which hurts his fantasy value. The 24-year-old is hitting .278 with a homer and four RBI. Sisco has been a top prospect for the Orioles since being drafted in 2013 and if he can get a bigger role will be someone to keep an eye on.

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Alex Cobb will undergo season-ending surgery to address a hip impingement, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. (Source: Joe Trezza on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cobb made just three starts and finish the season with a 10.95 ERA in just 12 1/3 innings of work. Any fantasy owners that may have been stashing the veteran pitcher can drop him.

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David Hess allowed four earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out three to take the loss Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: The loss puts Hess's record at 1-9 for the season. The 25-year-old righty also has a 7.20 ERA and 1.53 WHIP. Hess will look to turn things around in his next start on his next start Monday at Oakland. Fantasy owners should be avoiding Hess.

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Richie Martin went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run home run on Saturday, helping to lead the Orioles to a 4-1 victory over the Astros in Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Martin has hit two home runs this past week but is not fantasy relevant. The 24-year-old infielder is hitting .178 with a .240 on-base percentage with three long balls and seven RBI on the year.

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Miguel Castro earned his second save of the season with 1 1/3 scoreless innings to close out Saturday's win over the Astros. He did not record a strikeout or allow a baserunner.

Fantasy Impact: It is hard to tell which reliever in the Orioles bullpen will get the rare save chance for the team. On Saturday Castro got the call and earned his second save of the season. But he has a 5.35 ERA and 1.37 WHIP and probably isn't a candidate to win the role permanently.

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Chris Davis (hip) took batting practice Saturday according to Nathan Ruiz of the Baltimore Sun. (Source: Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun)

Fantasy Impact: Davis has been out with a hip injury and is expected to return at the end of the week. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates with the slugger to see if things are progressing as they should.

Category: Injury Updates