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22 of 30 MLB teams relax COVID-19 protocols, vaccine pace slows
Two additional MLB teams have been able to relax COVID-19 protocols after reaching the 85% vaccination threshold for players and other on-field personnel.
Mets’ Jacob deGrom leaves with flexor tendinitis in win vs Padres
Jacob deGrom was pulled with right flexor tendinitis, a troubling diagnosis for the Mets that clouded a 3-2 victory over the Padres.
Nationals’ Max Scherzer exits after 12 pitches with apparent injury
Nationals ace Max Scherzer exited with an apparent injury after throwing just 12 pitches during his start against San Francisco.
White Sox’ Nick Madrigal sidelined by torn right hamstring
White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal could miss the rest of the season after tearing his right hamstring, putting another key player on the team's injured list.
Diamondbacks fire hitting coaches after losing 30 of 35 games
Exasperated by a run of brutal baseball, the Diamondbacks shook up their coaching staff in an effort to stabilize their season.
Indians trade Jake Bauers to Mariners for player or cash
The Indians traded first baseman Jake Bauers to the Mariners for a player to be named or cash.
Rangers place closer Ian Kennedy on IL with left hamstring strain
Rangers closer Ian Kennedy was placed on the 10-day injured list because of a mild left hamstring strain.
Mets’ Pete Alonso claims MLB manipulating baseballs to harm FAs
Mets' Pete Alonso says Major League Baseball manipulates baseballs to harm the earning potential for star free agents and players eligible for arbitration.
Tatis Jr: Pitches have been different in 2021
Fernando Tatis Jr. joins Dan Patrick to talk about his relationship with Robinson Cano and the controversy with potential foreign substances being used on baseballs and how that influences his hitting at...
Baseball Hall delays induction to Sept 8. to allow crowd
Baseball's Hall of Fame is moving this year's induction ceremony from July 25 to September 8 so a crowd may attend as coronavirus restrictions ease.
Brandon Crawford’s 1,326th game as Giants SS breaks Hall of Famer mark
San Francisco's two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner Brandon Crawford played a franchise record 1,326th game at shortstop to break his tie with Hall of Famer Travis Jackson.
Gerrit Cole says spin rate drop due to mechanics
The pitches Gerrit Cole threw in his last start weren't rotating as much, and the Yankees ace said the spin rate dropoff was due to mechanical flaws.
Henderson: Upton could be 'great source' for runs
Justin Upton has been turning heads as of late, and Colin Henderson highlights that managers should roll with Upton while he's hot.
Angels’ Mike Trout doesn’t have timetable for return
Mike Trout says his right calf is starting to feel better, but the Angels superstar still doesn't know when he will be able to return.
Adames has rediscovered his bat with Brrewers
NBC Sports EDGE's Colin Henderson breaks down how well Willy Adames has looked since being traded to Milwaukee.
McCann thriving at plate, turning season around
Colin Henderson discusses the trajectory for Mets catcher James McCann, who has regained his offensive production as of late.
Will Kaprielian be sent down when Luzardo is back?
Colin Henderson breaks down how bright James Kaprielian has looked in 26 innings this season, but thinks there could be a chance the righty goes back to the minors.
Now is perfect time to sell high on Marcus Stroman
Colin Henderson breaks down how good Mets' Marcus Stroman has been this season, but wonders if this is the right time to sell high.
Crawford: 'Wise' to consider offers for Wisdom
Chris Crawford admits that no one saw this production coming from Patrick Wisdom, but questions if it's going to run out soon.
Sims worth adding, regardless if he gets saves
Lucas Sims might not get all the saves for the Reds, but he has shown the ability to miss bats and is worth adding.
Crawford: Straw can only help out with speed
Myles Straw is worth considering for fantasy managers needing a boost in the speed category, but his offense likely will not be more than low-level contact hitting.
Austin Gomber's proving he's worth rostering
Rockies' Austin Gomber is defying the metrics, and Christopher Crawford highlights why the southpaw could bring value to fantasy teams.
Crawford is serviceable option as injury stopgap
NBC Sports EDGE's Chris Crawford spotlights how well J.P. Crawford's has looked in his last 13 games.
Garcia should be trusted regardless of matchup
NBC Sports EDGE's D.J. Short explains that Luis Garcia deserves to be trusted by fantasy managers, regardless of who the Astros are facing.
La Russa passes McGraw on wins list as White Sox beat Tigers
Tony La Russa moved past John McGraw into sole possession of second on baseball's career manager wins list, directing the Chicago White Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
Evan Longoria out at least six weeks with left shoulder sprain
The Giants placed Evan Longoria on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder sprain before the series finale against the Cubs.
Tigers place Spencer Turnbull on IL with forearm injury
The Tigers placed right-hander Spencer Turnbull on the 10-day injured list with a strained right forearm.
Phil Nevin back with Yankees after COVID-19, loss of 22 pounds
Forced from the Yankees third base coaching box by the coronavirus and infections, Nevin also had to miss his son's major league debut.
Red Sox get three prospects to complete Andrew Benintendi trade
The Boston Red Sox acquired outfielder Freddy Valdez from the New York Mets, and left-handers Luis De La Rosa and Grant Gambrell from Kansas City on Friday to complete the three-team trade that sent...
Carlson still has legitimate five-category upside
Fantasy managers already know about Dylan Carlson's power upside, but NBC Sports EDGE's Drew Silva thinks the 22-year-old could soon provide stolen base production as well.
Valdez has been worth the wait for managers
Framber Valdez has looked terrific since returning from the injured list and patient fantasy managers are being handsomely rewarded with strikeouts, low walk rate and innings.
Jose Abreu remains offensive force, RBI machine
Jose Abreu's batting average and OPS may not resemble his 2020 MVP numbers, but NBC Sports EDGE's Drew Silva suggests the slugging first basemen could be well on his way to a third-straight AL RBI title.
Pete Alonso remains among MLB's top power bats
Fresh off a stint on the injured list, NBC Sports EDGE's D.J. Short explains why Pete Alonso should be able to return to his typical power form for the Mets and fantasy managers.
After slow start, Benintendi on pace for 20/20
Despite his low ADP and early-season struggles, Andrew Benintendi appears to be regaining the offensive form he displayed with the Boston Red Sox.
Adbert Alzolay should continue to flourish
Adbert Alzolay has shown the ability to limit walks and collect strikeouts at high rates, and NBC Sports EDGE's Drew Silva suggests the right-hander should be able to flourish all season long.
Walker Buehler looking like true fantasy ace
NBC Sports EDGE's D.J. Short highlights why a fantastic first pitch strike rate is propelling Walker Buehler into becoming a top 10 fantasy stater.
White Sox place prized rookie Andrew Vaughn on COVID-19 list
White Sox outfielder Andrew Vaughn is on the COVID-19 injured list, but GM Rick Hahn saying the prized rookie was asymptomatic.
Name game: Final list set of possible successor to Indians
Cleveland is running down the homestretch after months of research, discussion and vetting nearly 1,200 possible new names for the team.
Can Phillies 3B Alec Bohm recapture 2020 form?
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Alec Bohm has struggled for most of the 2021 season, and NBC Sports EDGE's D.J. Short explains why mixed-league managers will have to temper expectations for him moving forward.
Marte may prove to be true bargain by season's end
NBC Sports EDGE's D.J. Short details why Ketel Marte still remains a valuable fantasy contributor in the batting average and run categories, and why he could prove to be a draft-day bargain by season's end.
Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg placed on 10-day IL with neck strain
Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg landed on the 10-day injured list after experiencing tightness in his shoulder and neck the day before.
Mariners place Kyle Lewis on IL with right knee injury
The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Kyle Lewis on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a torn meniscus in his right knee and it's unclear whether he'll need surgery.
Padres’ Fernando Tatis leaves game against Cubs with tight oblique
Padres slugger Fernando Tatis Jr. left the game against the Cubs because of right oblique tightness.
Cardinals place Jack Flaherty on IL with ‘significant’ oblique injury
The St. Louis Cardinals placed pitcher Jack Flaherty on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with what manager Mike Shildt termed a "significant" oblique injury.
Wheeler becoming an ace due to increase in K's
Colin Henderson highlights why Zack Wheeler's increased strikeouts have vaulted him into fantasy baseball ace discussion.
Avoid rostering Hamilton, despite recent success
While Billy Hamilton hit his first two homers of the season recently, Colin Henderson reiterates his total body of work isn't worth a roster spot in fantasy leagues.
Austin Meadows' arrow pointed up for rest of year
Colin Henderson believes the recent success of Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows is a positive sign for the rest of his 2021 campaign.
Now is time to add Jesus Luzardo, if available
NBC Sports EDGE's Colin Henderson urges fantasy baseball managers to invest in Oakland A's pitcher Jesus Luzardo if he is available in their league.
Wil Myers heating up, but metrics provide caution
Although Wil Myers' return to fantasy lineups has been positive, Colin Henderson adds perspective to the optimism surrounding his recent production.
White Sox place Kopech on injured list, recall Lambert
The White Sox placed pitcher Michael Kopech on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring.