LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo from the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday for a player to be named or cash.
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In this series, the Cubs will be playing under American League rules, which allows them to use the designated hitter. Jose Urena is adequate against same-handed hitters, but batters swinging the stick from the left-side of the plate give him fits. Since the beginning of 2019, he has allowed a 1.53 HR/9 with a 8.3% walk rate and a low 11.3% strikeout rate. Even double plays and his groundball tendencies cannot save him, as evidenced by his 6.26 ERA. The obvious options are Joc Pederson — likely leading off — and Anthony Rizzo in the cleanup spot. However, we can look for differentiation via a “wrap-around” stack with switch-hitting Ilemaro Vargas and lefty Eric Sogard, who will be at the bottom of the order.
Today on Yahoo, the first two players to target are Teoscar Hernandez ($21) and Randal Grichuk ($16). Most gamers are not going to go in this direction for this salary when they can go after the more recognizable names of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ($23), Cavan Biggio ($15) and Bo Bichette ($21). That trio is in play, as is leadoff man Marcus Semien, but the first duo will provide the differentiation needed for this stack.
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3. Sort by steals in the past seven days. With the scarcity of steals across baseball, I give attention to anyone who has multiple swipes across a seven-day stretch.
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The 24-year-old Torres was placed on the COVID-19 injured list before Thursday’s series finale at Tampa Bay. New York recalled infielder/outfielder Miguel Andujar from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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“I think that’s a good way of putting it, he has been an absolute glue guy for us. He’s hit everywhere in the order for us, he’s gotten a ton of big hits, and obviously he’s special defensively as well.”
With Nimmo expected back by the end of the weekend or early next week after what should be a brief rehab assignment and Davis perhaps a few days behind Nimmo, the Mets' offense is about to be whole again.
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