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  • NYM Relief Pitcher #88
    Mets acquired RHP Phil Maton from the Rays for cash considerations or a player to be named later.
    New York is taking on the remainder of Maton’s $6.25 million salary for this season, and will hold a $7.75 million club option for next year, as they attempt to bolster their relief corps, which has been one of the worst in baseball over the last few weeks. The 31-year-old veteran reliever has made 348 appearances in the big leagues dating back to 2017 and holds a pedestrian 4.58 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 30/18 K/BB ratio across 35 1/3 innings (40 appearances) this season in his Tampa Bay debut.
  • CWS Starting Pitcher #34
    Michael Kopech’s seventh-inning appearance Monday against the Rangers was planned, according to White Sox manager Pedro Grifol.
    Kopech hadn’t pitched yet in the second half. “It was mapped out,” Grifol said.” I had told our staff that if we keep doing the same thing over and over again, that’s not in our best interest. I told them we’ll start matching up depending on rest and who’s available to give us more than an inning.” Kopech wound up pitching 1 2/3 scoreless innings in a tie game tonight. It was the first time since March 31 that he’d entered a game before the eighth inning. He’s still currently the favorite for saves in the White Sox pen, but he makes for a mediocre play in mixed leagues anyway and he might yet be traded next week.
  • MIN Right Fielder #26
    Max Kepler went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a walk and an RBI against the Phillies on Monday.
    Kepler hasn’t hit a home run since June 18th. In 21 games since then, he’s 20-for-77 (.259) with three doubles and slugging below .300. This is a power outage for a player that hit 24 home runs and slugged .484 last year. Kepler is hitting .260 with a .709 OPS, six home runs and 33 RBI on the season.
  • MIA Relief Pitcher #73
    Kyle Tyler will start Tuesday against the Orioles, sources told MLB.com’s Christina De Nicola.
    The Marlins probably think calling up Max Meyer this quickly after his service time deadline passed Sunday would add to his grievance case. As a result, he’ll spent at least a few more days in the minors. Tyler, who has been in Triple-A since July 5 and will need to be recalled before the game, has a 3.38 ERA in three starts and one relief appearance for the Marlins this season.
  • MIN First Baseman #30
    Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base against the Phillies on Monday.
    The stolen base was Santana’s third of the season. On May 19th, he was hitting .199 in his first 43 games of the season. Since then, Santana is 47-for-163 (.288) in his last 49 games. It’s certainly a remarkable turnaround for the 38-year-old veteran. Santana is hitting .245 with 14 home runs and 44 RBI on the year.
  • PHI First Baseman #3
    Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run against the Twins on Monday.
    Harper’s home run was his 23rd of the season and third in his last six games. He hit a two-run shot off Bailey Ober in the third inning. Harper’s hitting .297 with a .973 OPS and 65 RBI on the season.
  • LAA First Baseman #18
    Nolan Schanuel was ejected from Monday’s game in the eighth inning for arguing a called strike three.
    It was borderline, but it looked like a strike from here. Schanuel was back in the starting lineup tonight after leaving with calf tightness Saturday and coming off the bench Sunday. He was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts tonight.
  • PHI Starting Pitcher #55
    Ranger Suarez allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings and took the loss against the Twins on Monday.
    Suarez gave up seven hits, walked one and struck out four. He allowed an RBI single to Willi Castro in the third inning and a two-run single to Manuel Margot in the fifth inning. Suarez had a 1.83 ERA in his first 16 starts, but has a 7.71 ERA in his last four starts. He’s seen his ERA increase to 2.87 on the year. The 28-year-old left-hander is set to face the Guardians at home this weekend.
  • MIN Starting Pitcher #17
    Bailey Ober allowed two runs in seven innings and got the win in the Twins’ 7-2 victory over the Phillies on Monday.
    Ober gave up four hits, walked one and struck out four. The win was Ober’s ninth of the season and fourth in his last six starts. He allowed a two-run home run to Bryce Harper in the first inning, but otherwise kept the Phillies offense in check for the rest of his outing. Ober has a 4.04 ERA on the year, but has been excellent in his last six games with a 2.24 ERA and SO:BB of 45:7 in 40 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old right-hander is set to face the Tigers on the road this weekend.
  • ARI Second Baseman #4
    Ketel Marte went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run against the Royals on Monday.
    Marte’s home run was his 20th of the season. He hit a two-run shot off Cole Ragans to put Arizona up 3-1 in the third inning. Marte hit 25 home runs all of last year and is on pace to eclipse that mark. His previous career-high is 32 home runs in 2019. Marte is hitting .291 with an .873 OPS and 59 RBI on the year.
  • KC Catcher #13
    Salvador Perez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a sacrifice fly against the Diamondbacks on Monday.
    The home run was Perez’ 18th of the season. His two-run shot put the Royals up 4-3 in the third inning and he made the score 10-3 with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. Perez is hitting .279 with an .816 OPS and 66 RBI on the year.