The Atlanta Braves have activated LHP Mike Minor from the disabled list. He will make his 2014 debut on Friday night against Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants in Atlanta. Minor came into his own last year, going 13-9 with a 3.21 ERA, Minor helped lead the Braves to the playoffs where they lost in the NLDS to the Dodgers in four games.
If you are a Minor owner, I would start him against the Giants on Friday, despite his struggles in his rehab starts. The Giants haven’t exactly hit the ball well this year, and Lincecum has struggled more often than not. This means Minor should have a good shot at picking up the win.
Those of you that play in daily leagues might want to wait unless he is cheap enough to warrant throwing him out there. I would expect him to be on some sort of pitch and/or innings count.
RHP Lucas Harrell has been traded from the Houston Astros to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later (No, it’s not Crash Davis) Harrell was 0-3 with a 9.49 ERA in three starts with the Astros this season.
The pitching-starved Diamondbacks are willing to try anything it seems to give their rotation a spark. Harrell will open up at AAA Reno, but if he has a couple of good starts, the Diamondbacks could bring him up, delaying super-prospect Archie Bradley again.
Harrell isn’t worth owning, even in the deepest of leagues. Leave him on the wire unless he proves something at the major league level. In theory at least, moving the the National League, especially the NL west, should help him out.
The Toronto Blue Jays sent INF Ryan Goins down to AAA Syracuse and called up 2B Chris Getz. Getz had some moderate success with the Royals, but should be left alone until we see how much and where he will play in the Blue Jays lineup.
The Miami Marlins have activated 3B Ed Lucas from the disabled list. Lucas should hit for a decent average, but again, it is best to wait on him to see how much he will play. If you reside in an NL-only league, he is worth a bench slot there.
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