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  • MIN Right Fielder #26
    Max Kepler and Byron Buxton are out of the lineup Wednesday for the first game of the doubleheader against the White Sox.
    It looks like the Twins want everyone to get a start today, so Manuel Margot is in the lineup for the first time since last Thursday. This is the first time all season that Kepler has been out of the lineup against a righty for non-injury reasons.
  • NYM Center Fielder #41
    Mets signed OF Jackie Bradley Jr. to a minor-league contract.
    Bradley Jr. was last with the Long Island Ducks of the Independent League, and he registered a 1.204 OPS in his time with the club. The 34-year-old played 43 games last year with the Royals. He’s still a strong defensive player, but he’ll have to show some semblance of offense in the minors to receive a promotion.
  • TB Relief Pitcher #53
    Rays optioned RHP Tyler Zuber to Triple-A Durham.
    Zuber was recalled Sunday and allowed one run in 1 1/3 innings of work in his lone appearance with the team. He’ll head back to Durham with Tyler Alexander recalled in the corresponding transaction.
  • TB Starting Pitcher #14
    Rays recalled LHP Tyler Alexander from Triple-A Norfolk.
    Alexander will be a multi-inning bullpen arm for the Rays while he’s with the club. Tyler Zuber was optioned to Triple-A in the corresponding transaction.
  • DET Starting Pitcher #45
    Tigers manager AJ Hinch told reporters Tuesday that Reese Olson’s shoulder injury is not considered serious.
    Olson was placed on the injured list Sunday with a right shoulder strain, but Hinch told MLB Network radio that testing revealed the injury to be “mild.” The 24-year-old remains without a timeline, but it sounds like Olson has a good chance to return at some point this summer.
  • ATL Third Baseman #65
    Braves recalled INF Luke Williams from Triple-A Gwinnett.
    Williams will take the place of Austin Riley on the active roster with Williams heading to the paternity list. He’s hit .220/.280/.287 in his 275 MLB plate appearances.
  • ATL Third Baseman #27
    Braves placed INF Austin Riley on the paternity list.
    Riley left Monday’s game after his wife went into labor. The infielder can be away from the team for up to three games. Luke Williams takes his place on the roster.
  • BAL Starting Pitcher #97
    Chayce McDermott is with the Orioles in Miami as a member of Baltimore’s taxi squad.
    McDermott could very well make his MLB debut in the series against the Marlins. The 25-year-old has forged a 3.96 ERA and 129/54 K/BB over his 91 innings in Triple-A across 19 starts with Norfolk. McDermott is not an elite pitching prospect, but would be worth streaming consideration against a not-so-good Miami roster.
  • INT First Baseman #25
    Cardinals transferred INF/OF Jared Young to the Doosan Bears of the Korea Baseball Organization.
    You can’t trade a player to an international team, but you can transfer them with a player’s agreement. Young has been one of the most productive hitters in Triple-A the last two years with the Cubs and Cardinals, and he should get a chance to play everyday in the KBO.
  • CIN Relief Pitcher #28
    Nick Martinez will start Tuesday’s game against Atlanta.
    Martinez has been working as a bulk pitcher as of late, and he hasn’t thrown five innings since May 16. The 33-year-old will give it a go against the Atlanta lineup, but it’s unlikely he goes the prerequisite frames to qualify for a win.
  • NYM Catcher #88
    Mets signed C Logan Porter to a one-year contract.
    The deal, which was first reported last Thursday, is now official. Porter joins New York’s active roster as a backup catching option behind young stalwart Francisco Alvarez. He’s not going to make an impact for fantasy purposes, but he’s a reliable depth option for the Mets moving forward.