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  • SEA Left Fielder #0
    Mariners optioned INF/OF Sam Haggerty to Triple-A Tacoma.
    Haggerty was 1-for-15 since being recalled on Apr. 29. His versatility makes him a fair enough 26th man, but the Mariners don’t have much need for him right now.
  • CLE Second Baseman #79
    Guardians activated INF Angel Martinez from the 60-day injured list and optioned him to Triple-A Columbus.
    The 22-year-old shortstop opened the season on the injured list with a right foot contusion that turned out to be a hamate fracture. The Guardians had an opening on their 40-man roster, so no corresponding move was required. Martinez will play every day at the Triple-A level, biding his time until he gets an opportunity with the Guardians.
  • TB Third Baseman #13
    Rays’ prospect Junior Caminero was diagnosed with a Grade 2 left quad strain and is expected to be sidelined for the next four-to-six weeks.
    Oof. It’s a tough break for the Rays — and for fantasy managers who had been stashing Caminero hoping for an imminent promotion to the big leagues. He won’t return to game action for at least a month and probably won’t be an option to join the Rays until around the All-Star break at the earliest.
  • TEX Shortstop #5
    Corey Seager homered for the third consecutive contest on Wednesday, and eighth time over his last eight games, powering the Rangers to a 6-1 victory over the Diamondbacks.
    Seager remained sizzling-hot at the dish on Wednesday afternoon at Globe Life Field in a rematch of last year’s Fall Classic, taking Arizona starter Ryne Nelson out to right field in the fifth inning for a two-run blast. It was his 13th round-tripper of the season and lone hit in three at-bats in this one, although he did manage to draw a free pass as well. The 30-year-old fantasy superstar has gone deep a whopping eight times over his last eight games since May 19. He’s raised his full-season OPS from .681 to .828 during that span. Unreal.
  • ARI Center Fielder #7
    Corbin Carroll went 3-for-5 with a double on Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ loss at the hands of the Rangers.
    It’s been an unexpected struggle this season for Carroll as Wednesday’s three-hit effort was his first of the year and just his ninth multi-hit performance through 52 games. To put that in context, he recorded 47 games last year with at least two hits across 155 contests. The 23-year-old holds a calamitous .567 OPS with two homers and nine steals so far, and the lack of consistent hard contact across his quality of contact metrics doesn’t inspire a ton of confidence that he’ll eventually turn things around as the season progresses. It’s possible he’s been playing through a lingering shoulder issue, because it’s difficult to explain what exactly is going on otherwise. We’re not concerned long-term given his immense talent, but there are no easy answers at the moment.
  • TEX Left Fielder #36
    Wyatt Langford went 2-for-4 with an RBI single on Wednesday in the Rangers’ win over the Diamondbacks.
    Welcome back, Wyatt. After going 0-for-3 on Tuesday in his return from the injured list following a three-week absence recovering from a hamstring strain, Langford extended the Rangers’ late lead with an eighth-inning RBI single to left field to pick up his 12th RBI of the season. The 22-year-old top prospect represents an excellent buy-low target for fantasy managers in re-draft formats given his immense raw talent and everyday opportunity as part of Texas’ loaded lineup.
  • TEX Starting Pitcher #33
    Dane Dunning struck out six over five scoreless innings on Wednesday in a win over the Diamondbacks.
    Pitching on extra rest due to a sinus infection that he dealt with last weekend, Dunning got plenty of run support from the Rangers’ lineup and held Arizona scoreless, scattering three hits and four walks over five frames. The 29-year-old righty has struggled to work deep into outings, pitching into the sixth inning just once over his last seven starts dating back to April 12. He’ll bring a pedestrian 3.94 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 53/22 K/BB ratio across 45 2/3 innings (nine starts) into a favorable home outing on Tuesday against the Tigers.
  • ARI Starting Pitcher #19
    Ryne Nelson gave up four runs over six innings on Wednesday in a loss to the Rangers.
    Nelson surrendered five hits, including a two-run shot to Rangers superstar Corey Seager, but still managed to get through six frames to spare Arizona’s bullpen from a long afternoon. He struck out three and also issued three walks. The 26-year-old righty has struggled to consistently miss bats as he’s eclipsed five strikeouts just twice in his nine appearances (eight starts) this season. He’s struggled to a bloated 6.02 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 31/13 K/BB ratio across 40 1/3 innings of work. Simpyl put, he’s not a recommended fantasy option when he takes the ball on Monday against the Giants back at Chase Field.
  • STL Relief Pitcher #53
    Making his first major league start since July 31, 2022, Andre Pallante blanked the Reds for six innings for the win as the Cardinals prevailed 5-3 on Wednesday.
    Pallante actually pitched eight scoreless innings in his previous start, only to lose his spot when the Cardinals acquired Jordan Montgomery and José Quintana at the 2022 trade deadline. There were also concerns about his workload at the time. Still, it was surprising that the Cardinals never reevaluated him as a starter last year, and he had turned into a disappointment as a reliever before the Cardinals opted to send him down and try him again as a starter last month. We wouldn’t recommend Pallante in fantasy leagues at this point, but he definitely earned himself a longer look as the Cardinals’ fifth starter.
  • STL Relief Pitcher #56
    Ryan Helsley notched his 18th save after giving up a run in the ninth Wednesday against the Reds.
    Helsley has bent but not broke these last three appearances, giving up a total of four ninth-inning runs while still converting the save opportunity each time. His ERA has doubled from 1.23 to 2.52, but he’s 18-for-19 on the year.
  • CIN Starting Pitcher #47
    Frankie Montas lost Wednesday after allowing three runs in six innings against the Cardinals.
    It’s the third quality start of the year for Montas, but it wasn’t enough to get him back into the win column for the first time since early April. He’s 2-4 with a 4.60 ERA and an unimpressive 33/18 K/BB ratio in 47 innings.