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|6/23/2017||J.J. Hoover, Ari, P|
|The Diamondbacks have placed Hoover on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
Analysis: The reliever will likely be out through the All-Star break. Hoover's eight holds are tied for second among members of the Arizona bullpen and he's posted a 4.18 ERA in 31 appearances this season.
|6/23/2017||Casey Fien, Phi, P|
|Fien has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained rotator cuff.
Analysis: The move comes three days after the journeyman reliever was rocked for five runs and six hits in two-thirds of an inning against the Cardinals. With a 12.75 ERA over two different teams this year, Fien has absolutely no fantasy value.
|6/23/2017||Miguel Diaz, SD, P|
|The Padres have placed Diaz on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right forearm.
Analysis: The Rule 5 pick exited Wednesday's start against the Cubs after 2 1/3 innings with the injury and figures to be sidelined indefinitely. Diaz is 1-1 with a 6.82 ERA in three starts and 21 relief appearances during his rookie season.
|6/23/2017||Francisco Rodríguez, Det, P|
|The Tigers have released Rodriguez following another poor outing on Thursday.
Analysis: The 35-year-old was removed from the closer's role in May and had his season ERA rise to 7.92 after allowing a game-breaking grand slam to Robinson Cano in the Tigers' 9-6 loss at Seattle. Rodgriguez was in the final season of a three-year, $17 million contract the six-time All-Star signed with the Brewers in 2015, prior to his trade to Detroit in December of that year.
|6/23/2017||Miguel Sanó, Min, 3B|
|Sano is not in the lineup Friday in Cleveland due to an illness.
Analysis: Even if he's feeling better Sano may consider sitting out Saturday, as well, considering he's 1 for 16 with nine strikeouts lifetime against scheduled starter Corey Kluber.
|6/23/2017||Matt Kemp, Atl, LF|
|Kemp is not in Friday's lineup after leafing Thursday's game with a left hamstring injury.
Analysis: Braves manager Brian Snitker had originally said he removed Kemp for precautionary reasons.
|6/23/2017||C.J. Cron, LAA, 1B|
|The Angels have optioned Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Analysis: Cron is hitting .196 since May 16 and had been recently supplanted by Luis Valbuena as the Angels' primary first baseman. The 27-year-old can likely be cut loose from fantasy rosters.
|6/23/2017||Colby Rasmus, TB, LF|
|Rasmus has been placed on the DL due to hip tendinitis.
Analysis: Rasmus, who has been sidelined since June 18, is batting .400 (12 for 30) with two homers, three doubles and four RBIs in his last nine games.
|6/23/2017||Doug Fister, Bos, P|
|The Red Sox have claimed Fister off waivers from the Angels.
Analysis: The 33-year-old opted out of his minor league contract with the Angels on Wednesday, though he has the right to refuse the claim and become a free agent. A 12-game winner for the Astros last season, Fister went 1-0 with a 4.02 ERA in three starts for Triple-A Salt Lake after signing with the Angels last month. The Red Sox do have an opening in the rotation with Eduardo Rodriguez and Brian Johnson currently out with injuries.
|6/23/2017||Alex Presley, Det, LF|
|Presley has been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list after he was injured in Thursday's loss at Seattle.
Analysis: Presley sustained the injury when he collided with the outfield wall during Detroit's 9-6 defeat. The 31-year-old had received the majority of Detroit's starts in center field since being promoted in the minors in late May. Andrew Romine and Mikie Mahtook figure to man the spot until Presley returns.
|6/23/2017||Joe Panik, SF, 2B|
|Joe Panik went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs Thursday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Atlanta Braves 12-11. The homer was his fifth of the season. Panik scored three times. He ended the game with a .275 batting average.
Analysis: Panik has been a hitting machine lately, going 18 for 43 (.419) with three homers and three doubles in his last 11 games.
|6/23/2017||Brandon Phillips, Atl, 2B|
|Brandon Phillips went 1 for 3 with a home run and an RBI Thursday as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 12-11. The homer was his fifth of the season. Phillips scored twice. He ended the game with a .301 batting average.
Analysis: Phillips (left groin tightness) left for what Braves manager Brian Snitker described as precautionary reasons.
|6/23/2017||Buster Posey, SF, C|
|Buster Posey went 3 for 5 with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs Thursday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Atlanta Braves 12-11. The homer was his 10th of the season. Posey scored twice. He ended the game with a .344 batting average.
Analysis: The Giants return to San Francisco for their next six games, and Posey is bating .392 at home this season.
|6/23/2017||Ender Inciarte, Atl, CF|
|Ender Inciarte went 2 for 5 Thursday as the Atlanta Braves topped the San Francisco Giants 12-11. Inciarte scored twice. He ended the game with a .308 batting average.
Analysis: Inciarte has hit safely in 10 of 11 games, batting .360 with six RBIs and seven runs. The Braves play their next three against the Brewers, and Inciarte is 5 for 10 with a homer and three doubles against Jimmy Nelson, Friday's scheduled starter.
|6/23/2017||Matt Adams, Atl, 1B|
|Matt Adams went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs Thursday as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 12-11. The homer was his 13th of the season. Adams scored twice. He ended the game with a .297 batting average.
Analysis: Adams has been locked in at the plate, producing a .410/.455/.949 slash line with 16 RBIs and 13 runs in his last 10 games. However he is 0 for 8 lifetime against Jimmy Nelson, Milwaukee's scheduled starter for Friday's opener.
|6/23/2017||Nick Markakis, Atl, RF|
|Nick Markakis went 4 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs Thursday as the Atlanta Braves topped the San Francisco Giants 12-11. The homer was his third of the season. Markakis scored twice. He ended the game with a .296 batting average.
Analysis: Markakis has hit safely in nine of 11 games, producing a .378/.451/.533 slash line with nine RBIs and nine runs. The Braves open a series Friday against the Brewers, and Markakis is batting .330 in 23 career games against them.
|6/23/2017||Kelby Tomlinson, SF, 2B|
|Kelby Tomlinson went 1 for 6 with an RBI Thursday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Atlanta Braves 12-11. Tomlinson scored once. He ended the game with a .262 batting average.|
|6/23/2017||Austin Slater, SF, RF|
|Austin Slater went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI Thursday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Atlanta Braves 12-11. Slater scored once. He ended the game with a .323 batting average.|
|6/23/2017||Gorkys Hernández, SF, CF|
|Gorkys Hernandez went 0 for 1 Thursday as the San Francisco Giants fell to the Atlanta Braves 12-11. Hernandez scored once and stole two bases. He ended the game with a .211 batting average.|
|6/23/2017||Denard Span, SF, CF|
|Denard Span went 1 for 1 Thursday as the San Francisco Giants lost to the Atlanta Braves 12-11. Span scored once. He ended the game with a .278 batting average.|
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