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Amed Rosario steals a base

Wed, Aug 4th 10:34pm EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland shortstop Amed Rosario went 1-for-5 with a steal in an 8-6 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Rosario is heating up at the plate, hitting .321 with a homer and three steals over his last seven games. Overall, he's hitting .268 with six homers, 50 runs, 30 RBI, and 12 steals on the year.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland outfielder Oscar Mercado went 4-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs in an 8-6 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Mercado's four-hit day raised his batting average to .250 on the year. He has two homers, 11 runs, seven RBI, and three steals on the year.

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Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in an 8-6 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez blasted a solo homer off of Jordan Romano in the ninth inning. The star infielder is heating up at the plate, with three homers over his last seven games. Overall, Ramirez is hitting .254 with 24 homers, 69 runs, 65 RBI, and 11 steals.

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Cleveland right-hander J.C. Mejia allowed eight runs over 2 1/3 innings in an 8-6 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday. Mejia did not record a strikeout and walked four.

Fantasy Impact: It goes down as another rough outing for Mejia, who has allowed 17 runs over his past three starts. Overall, he has a 1-7 record, 8.75 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, and 43 strikeouts over 47 1/3 innings of work.

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Cleveland right-hander Zach Plesac struggled in a 7-2 loss to Toronto on Tuesday. He allowed six runs over five innings and did not record a strikeout in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Plesac gave up two homers, both in the first inning. He took the loss, dropping his record to 6-4 with a 4.64 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 52 strikeouts over 85 1/3 innings of work. He will try to get back on track next time out against the Tigers.

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Myles Straw steals a base

Mon, Aug 2nd 9:33pm EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Cleveland outfielder Myles Straw went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs, and a steal in a 5-2 win over Toronto on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Straw has been excellent in his three games since Cleveland traded for him, picking up four hits in 13 at-bats. Overall, he is hitting .263 with three homers, 48 runs, 35 RBI, and 18 steals.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland first baseman Bobby Bradley went 0-for-1 in a 5-2 win over the Blue Jays on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Bradley struck out in his only at-bat after pinch-hitting for Ernie Clement. The young slugger missed the past few days while on the bereavement list. He should be back to his regular role in the coming days.

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Cleveland right-hander Emmanuel Clase threw a scoreless 10th inning to save a 5-2 win over the Blue Jays on Monday. Clase did not allow a baserunner in the frame.

Fantasy Impact: Clase was credited with the save, his 14th in 18 chances. He has a 3-5 record, 1.81 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, six holds, and 47 strikeouts over 44 2/3 innings of work.

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Cleveland right-hander Eli Morgan allowed two runs over six innings in a 5-2 win over Toronto on Monday. Morgan struck out nine and walked one.

Fantasy Impact: Morgan wound up with a no-decision in the 10-inning win. The rookie's nine strikeouts tied a career high. Morgan has now made eight starts, posting a 1-3 record, 6.75 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 42 strikeouts across 37 1/3 innings of work. He will face the Tigers next time through the rotation.

Category: Game Recaps


Cleveland outfielder Bradley Zimmer went 0-for-3 with a steal in a 2-1 loss to the White Sox on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmer did not have a great game as he struck out in all three of his at-bats, but he did pick up his seventh steal of the season. Overall, he's hitting .245 with two homers, 19 runs, and 15 RBI over 139 at-bats.

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Cleveland DH Franmil Reyes went 1-for-4 with a steal in a 2-1 loss to the White Sox on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Reyes had a single and added his third steal of the season. He's hitting .275 with 20 homers, 34 runs, and 51 RBI over 229 at-bats. He's been hot of late, hitting .357 with three homers over his past seven games.

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Cleveland right-hander Cal Quantrill was solid in a 2-1 loss to the White Sox on Sunday. Quantrill allowed one unearned run over six innings while striking out six and walking four.

Fantasy Impact: Quantrill has been coming on strong of late, having allowed just three earned runs total over his past four starts. Those stats look even more impressive when you consider that those four starts came against quality opponents in the A's, Rays, Cardinals, and White Sox. Overall, Quantrill has a 2-2 record, 3.40 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 61 strikeouts in 84 1/3 innings of work. He's worth a pickup ahead of his next start, which comes against Detroit.

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Cleveland right-hander James Karinchak allowed three runs in 1/3 of an inning in a 12-11 win over the White Sox on Saturday. He walked one and gave up two hits, including a two-run homer.

Fantasy Impact: Karinchak has really been struggling of late. In his previous outing before Saturday, he allowed two runs without recording an out. Overall, Karinchak has a 7-3 record, 3.74 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 11 saves, nine holds, and 70 strikeouts over 45 2/3 innings of work.

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Cleveland right-hander Triston McKenzie allowed six runs over four innings in a 12-11 win over the White Sox on Saturday. McKenzie struck out two and walked three in the start.

Fantasy Impact: McKenzie allowed three homers, including a grand slam to Seby Zavala. McKenzie has been up-and-down of late, trading good starts with bad ones. Overall, he has a 1-4 record, 6.11 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 79 strikeouts over 63 1/3 innings of work. He will take on the Blue Jays next.

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Cleveland catcher Austin Hedges went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs, and two RBI in a 12-11 win over the White Sox on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Hedges hit a solo shot off of lefty Dallas Keuchel in the fifth inning. The backup catcher is hitting .170 with five homers, 15 runs, and 17 RBI over 159 at-bats this season.

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Cleveland second baseman Owen Miller went 1-for-4 with a solo homer, two runs, and a walk in a 12-11 win over the White Sox on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Miller hit the first homer of his career after getting recalled from Triple-A on Friday. The rookie infielder should see regular playing time at second base going forward after Cleveland traded Cesar Hernandez to the White Sox at the trade deadline.

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Cleveland outfielder Daniel Johnson went 1-for-2 with a steal in a 6-4 loss to the White Sox on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson picked up the first steal of his MLB career. The rookie is hitting .205 with two homers, four runs, two RBI, and the steal over 44 at-bats. He should get a chance to play regularly over the final portion of the season.

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The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports that OF Jordan Luplow is on the move to the Tampa Bay Rays. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Luplow last played on May 26, and while health has been an issue for the outfielder, he has also shown significant flashes of pop at times. He figures to be a bench bat once he returns from his ankle injury.

Category: Transactions


The Cleveland Guardians traded outfielder Eddie Rosario to the Atlanta Braves for infielder Pablo Sandoval. (Source: Zack Meisel on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Rosario has been sidelined since early July with an abdominal strain. He’s expected to remain on the 10-day injured list for a few more weeks. The Braves also acquired outfielder Adam Duvall minutes after trading for Rosario. The 29-year-old, when healthy, will compete with Abraham Almonte and Duvall for left-field duties. Rosario is slashed .254/.296/.389 with seven homers and nine stolen bases over 78 games in 2021.

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Cleveland second baseman Cesar Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, and three RBI in a 7-2 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez launched a two-run homer in the third inning. He has flashed excellent power this season, even though he isn't stealing bases anymore. Hernandez has a .231 average, 17 doubles, 18 homers, 60 runs, and 47 RBI over 376 at-bats.

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