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Sergio Romo Oakland Athletics

LOL. Drops his pants after taking off his hat, glove, belt in substance check.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Wander Franco Tampa Bay Rays

An incredible debut. Walked after starting 0-2 in the first inning. Then, flew out deep to straight away CF.  Yanked a HR over the wall in left on a slider.  Then ripped a double on one hop off the left field wall.*

* Game not over yet. Will update if he bats again. 

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Byron Buxton Minnesota Twins

Substances?  Yeah, they've been doing a great job keeping the HBP down the last couple of years.

Or not.

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Luke Voit New York Yankees
Returns from injured list
June 22, 2021
Voit (oblique) was activated off the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Voit has missed most of the year due to injuries, first with a meniscus tear in his knee and then with a strained oblique. He got into just 12 games between the two absences and hit a poor .182/.280/.250 in 50 trips to the plate, but he's looked great in rehab action, going 8-for-19 with a pair of homers.
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Ryan O'Hearn Kansas City Royals
Starting in return to big club
June 22, 2021
O'Hearn is in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, batting fourth as the designated hitter.
O'Hearn was recalled Monday after Adalberto Mondesi landed on the injured list once again with an oblique injury. In a somewhat surprising decision, O'Hearn will be immediately inserted into the middle of Kansas City's lineup. O'Hearn struggled at the plate during his previous stint with the Royals this season, slashing an awful .189/.246/.377 across 53 at-bats before being sent back to Triple-A Omaha on May 28. He'll face a tough task Tuesday with the Yankees sending ace Gerrit Cole to the mound.
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Wade Miley Cincinnati Reds

About ten seconds per pitch.

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Just came back from 3-0 to fan Jeffers in the afternoon game. I'm going to time him between pitches next inning. A pleasure to watch someone follow the Ray Miller recipe.

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Tejay Antone Cincinnati Reds

June 22, 2021

Cincinnati Reds – Tejay Antone was activated from the IL this morning and should reclaim a high-leverage position in Cincinnati’s committee. Given how short he was out, it should be safe to get him back into your lineup right away.

Updated hierarchy: *Sims | Antone | Hembree.
* = closer-by-committee

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John Axford Toronto Blue Jays

Why not?

Toronto Blue Jays – With more than half of their projected opening day bullpen on the IL, the Blue Jays have made a couple moves in recent days in the hopes of holding things together. The more relevant, but less interesting, acquisition was Jacob Barnes, who struggled early in the season for the Mets but had a decent run of competence for the Brewers earlier in his career and could potentially crack the hierarchy if he starts off well in Toronto. But the move that made the Monkeys happy was the minor league contract they just gave to John Axford — now 38 and with a greying (whiting, even) beard — who popped up earlier this year when he pitched for the Canadian team in Olympic qualifiers. Suffice it to say we’re cheering for him to make it back to the bigs.

Hierarchy remains: *Romano | Chatwood | Mayza.
* = closer-by-committee

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Luke Williams Philadelphia Phillies

And all over the place. He's started at three different positions, and played two others. He hasn't caught as a pro, but he did in college.

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Lars Nootbaar St. Louis Cardinals

Presenting... Lars Nootbaar.

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Matt Vierling Philadelphia Phillies

I picked him up in Tout Wars this week. He's so raw that Rotoworld doesn't have a page for him. In 105 plate appearances in Double-A this year he hit six homers and stole five bases and walked nearly 12 percent of the time. No guarantees, but he makes decent contact. Well worth a shot in deep leagues (he moved Jake Marisnick to the bench).

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Lars Huijer Seattle Mariners

If you drafted Lars Nootbaar in the 157th round of your dynasty league because you liked his name, today's your lucky day.

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Brandon Drury New York Mets

"Why pick on me?" Brandon asks.

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Brandon Drury (NYM)

Pitcher: Will Smith (ATL)

Situation: Bottom 7th, 2 out, 0-2 count, Bases Loaded

Score:  ATL 1, NYM 0

Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
ATL went from a 73% win probability to a game-ending out, and a 1-0 victory.

View the full game Boxscore at 

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Zach Reks Los Angeles Dodgers

Up from the depths. I couldn't find Acevedo or Cousins.

Yesterday's Debut

P Domingo Acevedo (OAK)

Born: March 6, 1994 (Age: 27-107d)

Debut: 1.0 ip, 0 er, 1 k, 0 bb


  • Jake Cousins (MIL), P, 26-342d
  • Zach Reks (LAD), LF, 27-221d
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Manny Machado San Diego Padres

Tuesday, June 22Read in Browser.
Stathead logo & link to home page
Manny MachadoMichael BrantleyJake CronenworthJake OdorizziYu Darvish

Yesterday's Top Performers


Manny Machado* (SDP): 3-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB

Michael Brantley* (HOU): 3-3, 2 RBI, 3 R

Jake Cronenworth* (SDP): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Eugenio Suarez (CIN): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Miguel Sano (MIN): 2-2, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL): 2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

Josh Naylor (CLE): 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

Fernando Tatis Jr. (SDP): 2-3, 2 R, 1 SB

Yordan Álvarez (HOU): 1-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Andy Ibáñez (TEX): 1-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at

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Merrill Kelly Arizona Diamondbacks

Manny MachadoMichael BrantleyJake CronenworthJake OdorizziYu Darvish

Yesterday's Top Performers


Jake Odorizzi* (HOU): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 9 K, 75 GmSc

Yu Darvish* (SDP): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 BB, 11 K, 74 GmSc

Jacob deGrom (NYM): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 69 GmSc

Merrill Kelly (ARI): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 67 GmSc

Ian Anderson (ATL): 5.1 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 66 GmSc

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* - pictured above

D'Backs Win!

The losing streak ends at 17. Here's a look at most recent teams to lose 17+ straight games:

ARI 2021‑06‑02 2021‑06‑2017 NYM,MIL,OAK,LAA,SFG,LAD
SEA 2011‑07‑06 2011‑07‑2617 OAK,LAA,TEX,TOR,BOS,NYY
KCR2005‑07‑28 2005‑08‑1919 TBD,BOS,OAK,CLE,DET,SEA
BAL1988‑04‑04 1988‑04‑2821 MIL,CLE,KCR,MIN
ATL1977‑04‑23 1977‑05‑1117  LAD,CIN,STL,PIT,CHC
DET1975‑07‑29 1975‑08‑1519 NYY,BOS,CLE,BAL,MIN,TEX,CAL
MON1969‑05‑13 1969‑06‑0720 HOU,ATL,CIN,LAD,SDP,SFG
NYM1962‑05‑21 1962‑06‑0617 HOU,LAD,SFG,PHI
PHI1961‑07‑29 1961‑08‑2023 SFG,CIN,STL,PIT,CHC,MLN

See the full list at's Team Batting Streak Finder

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Sixto Sanchez Miami Marlins

Sixto Sanchez (P) MIA - Jun. 21

Sanchez (shoulder) was cleared last week to extend his throwing distance off flat ground to 75 feet, Christina De Nicola of reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Sanchez is conducting his rehab program for his shoulder injury at the Marlins' spring training facility in Jupiter, Fla., and he'll likely remain there for at least a few more weeks while he ramps up again following a lengthy shutdown. Given that Sanchez has not yet advanced to mound work, he seems unlikely to complete a full throwing program before the All-Star break arrives in mid-July.

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Ryan Yarbrough Tampa Bay Rays

Ryan Yarbrough (P) TB - Jun. 21

Yarbrough will work as a primary pitcher behind opener Andrew Kittredge in Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Adam Berry of reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Yarbrough will function as a bulk reliever for the fifth time this season, with his other 10 appearances coming in a traditional starting role. Entering the game out of the bullpen could result in Yarbrough's innings count being slightly lower, but it should increase his chances of factoring into any decision. In his prior four appearances as a bulk reliever, Yarbrough has allowed two runs on 12 hits and five walks while striking out 17 over 18 innings.

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Kyle Muller Atlanta Braves

Unfortunate matchup (deGrom) but he looked good.

Kyle Muller (P) ATL - Jun. 21

Muller (0-1) took the loss in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets, allowing one run on one hit and two walks across four innings. He struck out three.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Muller made his first major-league appearance in relief June 16, allowing two runs on four hits in one inning against the Red Sox. He was sent back to Triple-A shortly after the rough first appearance but still got the call to start the first half of Monday's twin bill. He fared much better in his first big-league start, as the lone run charged to him came on a walk, pair of productive outs and wild pitch in the first inning. The left-hander was called up as the 27th man for the doubleheader, so unless Atlanta makes another transaction, he'll likely be heading back to Triple-A Gwinnett following Game 2.

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