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Danny Espinosa cut by Mariners

Mon, Aug 21st 10:28am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

SEA

Danny Espinosa has been cut by the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Espinosa has now been cut by a pair of AL West clubs after he was also released by the Angels earlier this season. He's struggled mightily this season to the tune of a .516 OPS.


Carlos Santana finished 1-for-3 with a walk as the Indians lose to the Royals 7-4 Sunday. They finished 8-3 on their four-city road trip.

Fantasy Impact: Santana has a modest eight-game hit streak in which he is hitting .333 (13-for-31) with two homers, five RBI, and has scored eight runs during that span. He will look to continue his hot hitting as the Indians take on potential playoff opponent, the Boston Red Sox on Monday at Progressive Field.


Casey Lawrence was called up from Triple-A Tacoma Saturday. (Source: Bob Dutton of The News Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Casey Lawrence was called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday. The 29-year-old right hander has been a frequent commuter on the shuttle between Tacoma and Seattle. He was last optioned to Tacoma on Tuesday after pitching four innings of relief against Baltimore. Since coming to the Mariners after he was claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays on May 11, he is 1-0 with a 5.64 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. Lawrence has been used almost exclusively in low-leverage situations, and is of little value in fantasy lineups. In a corresponding move, the Mariners activated outfielder Mitch Haniger from the disabled list.


Taylor Motter was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma Sunday. (Source: Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Motter parlayed a strong spring to a spot on Seattle's Opening Day 25-man roster. But after slashing a meager .204/.272/.355, he was sent down to Tacoma on July 24. The 27-year-old utility man did, however, manage to steal nine bases and hit seven homers with 23 RBIs and 24 runs scored. Because Motter's playing time will most likely be limited, he should be avoided in most fantasy settings. In a corresponding move, Danny Espinosa was placed on waivers for his unconditional release.


Jarrod Dyson placed on DL

Sun, Aug 20th 10:43am EDT
By Robert Finkelstein

SEA

Jarrod Dyson was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday because of a strained right groin muscle. (Source: Bob Dutton of The News Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Dyson has been battling the groin injury for several days, but his slow recovery compelled the Mariners to place him on the disabled list. The move is retroactive to August 17. The 33-year-old outfielder has a .255 batting average for the year with five home runs, 30 RBIs, and 56 runs scored. Dyson and Houston's Jose Altuve lead the American League with 28 stolen bases. In a corresponding move, Seattle recalled right-hander Casey Lawrence from Triple-A Tacoma.


Sam Gaviglio was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma Saturday. (Source: Bob Dutton of The News Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Gaviglio was summoned to the big club from Tacoma on Tuesday to provide a fresh arm in the bullpen, but was not used in his brief stay. The 27-year-old right hander started 11 games for the Mariners earlier this season, logging a 4.62 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over 62.1 innings. He is expected to be back up with the big club within a few weeks in a relief role. In a corresponding move, the Mariners activated outfielder Mitch Haniger from the disabled list.


The Dodgers added to their already potent lineup by acquiring the veteran outfielder from the Mets for cash considerations and a player to be named later. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It remains to be seen how he will fit an already crowded clubhouse in Los Angeles. For the Mets, this ensures more playing time for Juan Lagares and Brandon Nimmo, as they continue to evaluate young talent for next season.