David Phelps
Mariners' David Phelps: Another impressive outing in shutout win
David Phelps, RP, SEA
1:34 PM
News: Phelps pitched a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's 4-0 win over the Red Sox, recording two strikeouts.

The hard-throwing veteran was locked in, throwing nine of 12 pitches for strikes while impressively disposing of Andrew Benintendi, Dustin Pedroia and Hanley Ramirez in brisk fashion. Phelps has quickly compiled 2.1 perfect frames across two appearances in a Seattle uniform and preliminary returns seem to indicate he'll be a frequently deployed right-handed option for manager Scott Servais. Phelps had compiled 18 holds, a solid 3.45 ERA and 51 strikeouts over 46.2 innings with the Marlins prior to the trade that brought him west, so he certainly remains a viable option in all fantasy formats, especially those that count holds.

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Josh Rutledge
Red Sox's Josh Rutledge: Remains on rehab assignment Tuesday
Josh Rutledge, 3B, BOS
1:28 PM
News: Rutledge (concussion) is still rehabbing with Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket Times reports.

Most people close to the situation expected the infielder to return from the disabled list Monday, but the Red Sox instead opted to bring top prospect Rafael Devers up from the minors to try to get any production out of the third base spot. Rutledge is now just 1-for-16 in five rehab games with the PawSox, which isn't a stat line that would compel the Red Sox to bring him back too soon.

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Jaime Garcia
Twins' Jaime Garcia: Slated to start Friday
Jaime Garcia, SP, MIN
1:21 PM
News: Garcia will start Friday in Oakland, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

After a brief holdup, Garcia was officially dealt from Atlanta to Minnesota on Monday, and he now has a set date for his Twins debut. Garcia hasn't exactly been great over the past couple seasons, but he certainly represents an upgrade at the back end over Kyle Gibson, provided he stays healthy. While the lefty has held up to a significant workload since the start of 2016, the health concerns will always linger with Garcia.

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Kevin Siegrist
Cardinals' Kevin Siegrist: Another strong outing in blowout win
Kevin Siegrist, RP, STL
1:19 PM
News: Siegrist recorded his fifth hold in Monday's 8-2 win over the Rockies, pitching a scoreless two-thirds of an inning and recording a strikeout.

The 28-year-old southpaw has been impressive since being activated from the disabled list on July 13, generating four scoreless efforts and posting an 8:1 K:BB over 3.2 innings during that span. Siegrist has been prone to the occasional stumble, but his strikeout upside keeps him relative viable from a fantasy perspective in deep NL-only formats that count holds.

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Kolten Wong
Cardinals' Kolten Wong: Multihit effort in Monday's victory
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL
1:14 PM
News: Wong went 2-for-4 with an RBI infield single, a double and a run in Monday's 8-2 win over the Rockies.

Wong notched his first RBI since back on June 14 and recorded his third two-hit effort since the All-Star break. The 26-year-old second baseman was in the midst of one of his hottest stretches of the season when he was sidelined with a triceps injury on June 15, and despite cooling off some since his return, his season line remains a solid .298/.390/.425.

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Buster Posey
Giants' Buster Posey: Drives in two Monday
Buster Posey, C, SF
1:03 PM
News: Posey went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI in Monday's 10-3 loss to the Pirates.

The All-Star backstop was the lone bright spot -- as he has been all season -- in the Giants' lineup in a blowout loss to Pittsburgh. His 43 RBI are a little low due to the San Francisco's constant struggle to get men on base in front of him, but Posey's .321/.403/.490 slash line through 88 games is elite for his position.

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Jeff Beliveau
Blue Jays' Jeff Beliveau: Sent outright to Buffalo
Jeff Beliveau, RP, TOR
12:59 PM
News: Beliveau cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Beliveau was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Saturday, and now he'll remain in the organization after no team plucked him off waivers. The southpaw will likely act as an organizational depth piece moving forward given his struggles at the major-league level throughout his career.

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A.J. Griffin
Rangers' A.J. Griffin: Could return Saturday
A.J. Griffin, SP, TEX
12:52 PM
News: The Rangers are considering activating Griffin (oblique) for Saturday's start against the Orioles, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Griffin built up to 73 pitches during his rehab start with Double-A Frisco on Monday, allowing four hits and two walks while striking out five over five scoreless innings. If the Rangers decide Griffin is not quite ready to return after an extended absence, they could turn to either Austin Bibens-Dirkx or Nick Martinez to take Tyson Ross' turn in the rotation. Ross was placed on the 10-day DL on Monday with a blister issue.

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Brad Ziegler
Marlins' Brad Ziegler: Set to begin rehab assignment
Brad Ziegler, RP, MIA
12:49 PM
News: Ziegler (back) was assigned Tuesday to the Marlins' rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate to begin a rehab assignment, MLB.com reports.

Ziegler has been sidelined for the past month with a lower-back strain, putting a damper on what had already been a porous season for the veteran reliever. The 37-year-old had turned in a 6.52 ERA and 1.83 WHIP over 29 innings prior to hitting the 10-day disabled list, but despite his struggles, it sounds like he could still be deployed in a setup role upon his return, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. He'll likely require multiple rehab appearances from in the minors before being activated, likely at some point in early August.

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Eliezer Alvarez
Cardinals' Eliezer Alvarez: Rehabbing in GCL
Eliezer Alvarez, 2B, STL
12:44 PM
News: Alvarez (ankle) has two hits in three games of his current rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Cardinals.

The young infielder was sent on assignment on July 18, and although his performance hasn't been fantastic, he also hasn't hit too many roadblocks in terms of health. It's unclear how much longer he'll remain in rookie ball, but it does seem like he'll be back in Springfield within the next couple weeks.

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