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About Kev Mahserejian - RotoBaller

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Kev Mahserejian - RotoBaller has written 355 articles so far, you can find them below.

Adam Plutko Recalled From Triple-A to Start Wednesday

The Cleveland Indians have called up Adam Plutko to start Wednesday's game against the Cubs. Plutko's last appearance for the Indians came on May 3 when he pitched 7 1/3 innings in Toronto. In that start, Plutko gave up only three runs, struck out six and earned the win. It seems that Cleveland is opting... Read More

1 year ago

Jared Hughes (RP, CIN) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of leagues ANALYSIS: Raisel Iglesias just hit the 10-day disabled list with "left bicep soreness" but considering that he's a right-hander, this shouldn't be too much of an issue. Regardless, closers are scarce and Jared Hughes is next in line for the job. Hughes has... Read More

1 year ago

Juan Soto (OF, WSH) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 39% of leagues ANALYSIS: No one saw this coming this soon. It was announced that 19-year-old Juan Soto was getting the call up to Washington Saturday evening and those who have been following him probably jumped to the wire. Soto started the 2018 season in Low-A, moved to High-A after 16 games,... Read More

1 year ago

Nate Jones (RP, CWS) - Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Saves Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of leagues ANALYSIS: The Chicago White Sox may have found their guy after going through a closer carousel to start the season. Nate Jones has converted the past two save opportunity for the Sox and it's worth it to assume that they might ride the hot hand here. Joakim... Read More

1 year ago

Didi Gregorius Out Of Lineup Saturday

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is out of the starting lineup Saturday against the Royals. Gregorius is likely getting the day off because he has been ice cold at the plate for nearly the entire month of May. Since May 4, Gregorius has one hit in the 10 games he has started. Even with... Read More

1 year ago

Byron Buxton Out Of Lineup Saturday

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is not in Saturday's lineup against the Brewers. Buxton has had a tumultuous season filled with struggles at the plate and with health. Since his reinstatement from the disabled list, Buxton has failed to provide much offense. Buxton is 2-for-23 with three runs, one RBI, and no steals since his... Read More

1 year ago

Joe Mauer (neck) Placed On 10-Day Disabled List

The Minnesota Twins have placed first-baseman Joe Mauer on the DL due to a neck injury. Mauer left Friday's game due to neck stiffness, so this move is likely precautionary to give Mauer ample time to get back to 100%. The aging former MVP has been much less fantasy relevant than before. His move to... Read More

1 year ago

Matt Moore (knee) Placed On 10-Day Disabled List

The Texas Rangers have placed starting pitcher Matt Moore on the DL with what is being reported as "knee soreness". The veteran left-hander has been awful this year, so it would not be too far-fetched to assume that this move is more of an opportunity to give Moore some time off to get his head... Read More

1 year ago

J.T. Realmuto Out Of Starting Lineup Saturday

Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto will receive a routine day off on Saturday. The Marlins are starting Bryan Holaday in place of Realmuto, who has been as effective as ever in 2018. After returning from an injury that kept him out of the lineup to start the season, Realmuto has batted .313 and knocked six... Read More

1 year ago

Nick Kingham Recalled From Triple-A To Start On Saturday

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled starting pitcher Nick Kingham to start against the Padres on Saturday. Kingham has been solid in his first two major league starts this season and the Pirates for that success to carry over into today. Kingham sports a 2.92 ERA, 0.65 WHIP, and 16 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings against... Read More

1 year ago

Gregory Polanco Out Of Lineup On Saturday

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is not in Saturday's lineup against the Padres. San Diego is starting left-hander Clayton Richard, so the Pirates likely opted to give Polanco the day off and play the matchup with righty Jose Osuna instead. Polanco has had a very good season thus far as he is managing to stay... Read More

1 year ago

Carlos Gonzalez Out Of Lineup On Saturday

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is out of the lineup Saturday against the Giants. The Rockies face a right-hander in Chris Stratton today, so it is peculiar for the power-hitting lefty Gonzalez to see his second day off in a row. Either Gonzalez is nursing an undisclosed injury or this could be a sign of... Read More

1 year ago

Joe Panik Ahead Of Schedule In Recovery

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (thumb) is set to return earlier than expected from his torn UCL. Panik was originally expected to miss upwards to six weeks with this thumb injury, however, it now seems that he could return in less than five. He is expected to begin a rehab assignment in the... Read More

1 year ago

Are the Dodgers Sunk This Year?

The Los Angeles Dodgers are off to their worst 40-game start in 60 years and fantasy owners are not happy. After last season’s demolition derby throughout the National League, most expected legitimate value out of their preseason Dodgers draft picks. Names like: Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen, Yasiel Puig, Alex... Read More

1 year ago

Travis Shaw Out of Lineup Saturday

Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw is out of the lineup on Saturday as they go up against left-handed Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland. Manager Craig Counsell likely wanted to opt for a righty-heavy approach to attack the opposing team's starter. Shaw has been swinging a hot bat of late, as he has three home runs... Read More

1 year ago

Jacob deGrom Being Activated From Disabled List Sunday

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (elbow) is returning to the team's rotation this Sunday to start against the Phillies. deGrom hyperextended his elbow two weeks ago in his start against the Braves and was not expected to miss too much time. The Mets erred on the side of caution to allow deGrom ample... Read More

1 year ago

Bradley Zimmer Scratched From Saturday's Lineup

Cleveland Indians outfielder Bradley Zimmer (chest) has been removed from Saturday's lineup. Zimmer is dealing with a bruised chest as he has complained about soreness when swinging the bat so he'll get the day off and Brandon Guyer will start in his place. Zimmer has had a lackluster sophomore campaign thus-far, as he continues to... Read More

1 year ago

Hunter Pence Has Restarted Minor League Assignment

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (thumb) has resumed baseball activity after dealing with recurring soreness. Pence was pulled from his last start a week ago and is seemingly back on track to return to the field. The veteran outfielder has been away from his major league squad since April 18 and now could... Read More

1 year ago

Wade Miley Transferred to 60-Day Disabled List

Milwaukee Brewers left-handed pitcher Wade Miley (oblique) has been placed on the 60-day DL. Miley seemed to have injured his oblique in the first inning of Tuesday's game against Cleveland and is now expected to miss several months of playing time while recovering. Oblique issues are the bane of any baseball player's existence as they... Read More

1 year ago

Jacob Barnes Optioned To Minors

The Milwaukee Brewers have sent right-handed pitcher Jacob Barnes down to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Barnes has struggled mightily in the month of May as he has given up four earned runs and 12 hits in a total of three innings pitched. He had been a dominant set up man in 2017, and was speculated to... Read More

1 year ago

Mark Reynolds Contract Purchased From Triple-A

The Washington Nationals have decided to bring up veteran Mark Reynolds as a corresponding move to placing first baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the disabled list. Reynolds has not had a single major league at-bat all season and is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks. Reynolds had a very solid 2017 season with... Read More

1 year ago

George Springer Out of Astros Lineup Saturday

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer (left elbow contusion) is riding the pine Saturday after he took a pitch to his elbow on Friday evening. Springer exited Friday's game and went in for X-rays after getting hit, but thankfully the results came back negative. Today's benching was to be expected, as Springer seemed to be in... Read More

1 year ago

Ryan Zimmerman's Lingering Back Issue Lands Him On Designated List

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (back) has been placed on the 10-day DL. Zimmerman had been in and out of the Nationals lineup these past few weeks, and it seems as if the organization saw it best to allot their veteran a proper amount of time to heal. In his absence, it is likely... Read More

1 year ago

Nicholas Castellanos Feeling Better After Bout With Flu

Detroit Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos (flue) has been spotted on the field performing stretching drills, giving the impression that he might be regaining his health. Castellanos had been dealing with the flu over the weekend yet still managed to pinch hit on Sunday in the Tigers loss to the Royals. The Tigers lineup can... Read More

1 year ago

Walker Buehler To Remain In Dodgers Starting Rotation

On Saturday, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced that rookie starting pitcher Walker Buehler will remain in the starting rotation for the time being. This announcement comes a few days after Dodgers regular starter Hyun Jin Ryu was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a severe groin injury. With Ryu out until the... Read More

1 year ago

Jacob deGrom On Track To Start Monday Against Cincinnati

New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway has confirmed that starting pitcher Jacob deGrom will make his scheduled start on Monday. After reportedly hyperextending his elbow on May 2, deGrom's availability for the near future had come into question. deGrom threw a bullpen session Saturday to test out his throwing elbow and everything seemed to be... Read More

1 year ago

Shohei Ohtani Confirmed As Sunday Starter For Angels

The Los Angeles Angels have confirmed that their dual threat phenom Shohei Ohtani will make his start on Sunday against the Mariners. Ohtani injured his ankle in his last start against the Houston Astros on April 24th and has only seen the field as a DH since. The ankle injury has not hampered Ohtani at... Read More

1 year ago

Yoan Moncada Placed On 10-Day Disabled List

The Chicago White Sox have placed second baseman Yoan Moncada on the 10-day disabled list due to left hamstring tightness. Moncada exited Friday's game against the Twins early due to this injury and was reportedly only supposed to miss two to four games. Considering Moncada's pedigree, the White Sox management likely opted for the DL... Read More

1 year ago

Tommy Pham Pulled Saturday Against Cubs

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham will not return to Saturday's game due to groin tightness. Pham's day ended abruptly after only a single at bat in which he walked. Pham had been forced to miss two games earlier in the season due to this nagging groin issue, so this is certainly something to be... Read More

1 year ago

Ryan Zimmerman Out Of Lineup On Saturday

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been scratched from the lineup against the Phillies due to back stiffness. The decision by manager Dave Martinez was likely precautionary given Zimmerman's age and injury history. The slugging first baseman has had a tumultuous start to the year as his batting average is a mere .194, however... Read More

1 year ago

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