Dodgers' Adam Liberatore: Comes off DL on Thursday
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(8:21 pm ET) Liberatore (groin) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday.

The Dodgers fortified their bullpen depth by activating Liberatore after they placed Luis Avilan on the DL with left triceps soreness. Liberatore, who notched a 3.38 ERA over 42.2 innings last season, figures to fill a left-handed specialist role now that he's back with the team. He held lefties to a .171 average in 2016.

Angels' Daniel Wright: Lasts just 4.1 innings against Rays
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(7:28 pm ET) Wright (0-1) allowed four runs -- two earned -- on six hits and a walk while striking out four batters through 4.1 innings during Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay.

Wright was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to make this start after posting a 9.35 ERA over four outings in the minors. He held his own Thursday, but the Angels would probably prefer to utilize him as a long reliever if possible. It's likely best to take a wait-and-see approach with Wright in all fantasy formats. If he sticks through another turn of the rotation, he lines up for a home start against Atlanta next.

Phillies' Jeanmar Gomez: Grabs win after returning from DL
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(6:37 pm ET) Gomez (3-1) pitched a scoreless 11th inning with a walk and a strikeout during Thursday's win over Colorado.

Gomez last pitched May 4 and was then placed on the disabled list with an elbow injury May 9. After saving 37 games last season, he projects to pitch in high-leverage situations going forward, but he probably won't return to the closer role immediately. Gomez currently sports a 7.30 ERA and 1.70 WHIP through 12.1 innings.

White Sox's Tyler Danish: Starting Game 2 of Friday doubleheader
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(5:09 pm ET) Danish will be called up to start Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

The 22-year-old nearly cracked the Opening Day roster before ultimately being sent down to Triple-A. While Danish has a strong 3.15 ERA at Triple-A Charlotte this season, his inability to miss bats (23 K's in 45.2 IP) could make him vulnerable to hard contact if he's unable to dial in his command in Friday's outing against the likes of Miguel Cabrera, J.D. Martinez, and other big bats in the Detroit lineup.

Nationals' Jacob Turner: Takes loss Thursday against Seattle
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(4:55 pm ET) Turner (2-3) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over one inning during Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

Turner was bumped to the bullpen to make room for Joe Ross to start Tuesday, and Ross spun a gem. Turner's current prospects of returning to the rotation look slim, and in the majority of virtual settings, long relievers aren't able to move the fantasy needle. Turner's 4.37 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 6.0 K/9 don't jump off the page, either.

Tigers' Buck Farmer: Starting Game 1 of doubleheader Friday
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(4:45 pm ET) Farmer will start the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Evan Woodbery of reports.

The Tigers flipped the order of Friday's starters and will instead have Farmer start things off in Game 1 while bumping Matt Boyd back to the nightcap. This will mark Farmer's first big league action of 2017. In nine starts at Triple-A Toledo this season, Farmer owns a 4.12 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP to go with 54 strikeouts and 10 walks in 54.2 innings. The Tigers will officially add Farmer to the roster early Friday in all likelihood.

Mariners' Edwin Diaz: Pitches scoreless ninth frame for eighth save
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(4:33 pm ET) Diaz pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record his eighth save of the season during Thursday's win over Washington.

It's probably safe to assume the Seattle brass wants Diaz to succeed as the closer, and he's now pitched four consecutive scoreless innings over his past three outings. Considering the hard-throwing righty is a converted starter and skipped the Triple-A level entirely last season, it shouldn't be surprising that there have been some struggles. His current form is encouraging, and Diaz's fantasy upside remains high.

Reds' Jake Buchanan: May fill void in MLB rotation
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(4:16 pm ET) Buchanan may be summoned to the big leagues to make a spot start in place of Amir Garrett (hip), Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

With Thursday's rainout, it would seem like the turn in question would come around on Monday against the Blue Jays, although more information on this front should come forth over the weekend. Asher Wojciechowski is another candidate to fill the void, although Buchanan boasts more past success as a member of a big-league pitching staff.

Mets' Rafael Montero: Picks up spot start Thursday
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(3:11 pm ET) Montero will start Thursday's game against the Padres, Anthony DiComo of reports.

Jacob deGrom was initially tabbed as Thursday's starting pitcher, but with rain looming on the horizon, the Mets opted to hold him back a day to ensure his start isn't cut short due to the weather. Montero will fill in for him, taking the mound against San Diego rookie Dinelson Lamet.

Padres' Brandon Maurer: Still an option to close
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(2:16 pm ET) Maurer -- who was used in the eighth inning Wednesday -- is still in the mix for save opportunities despite Brad Hand getting the nod in the ninth inning of a 6-5 win over the Mets,'s AJ Cassavell reports.

With a 6.50 ERA and two blown saves through 18 innings, it is no surprise that manager Andy Green is exploring other options at the tail end of his bullpen. Despite Hand being clearly the superior option, it appears that the San Diego's skipper will play matchups in the ninth like he did Wednesday against the lefty-heavy portion of the Mets' lineup. Owners chasing saves have no choice but to hang on to Maurer until he is officially removed from the closer role.

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