Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays - Chris Archer faced two batters on Saturday, gave up homers to both, and then left the game with an injury that's being called "right foreman tightness." I guess the good news is that we avoided an elbow injury as of now but unfortunately we see a lot of the time that forearm injuries are a precursor to Tommy John. Austin Pruitt has started eight games for the Rays this season and he came in to relieve Archer after the injury, so conventional wisdom would think that he gets the start when Archer's spot in the rotation comes up next time.
Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins - After Byron Buxton avoided serious injury to his hand and made his way back into the lineup Saturday and proceeded to do Byron Buxton things. He went 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored in the Vikings, I mean Twins, 17-0 shutout of the Chiefs, I mean Royals. There's no reason for him to be on any waiver wires as he's been one of the best players in all of baseball for the last month.
Carlos Rodon, Chicago White Sox - Carlos Rodon had another solid start but walks did him in and he was only able to complete four innings. He still struck out a batter per inning though and allowed just two hits and one run, but the three walks is about what we are used to from him.
Marcus Stroman, Toronto Blue Jays - Marcus Stroman left Saturday after taking a line drive off the elbow but tweeted later that he was all good and was going to make his next start. Stroman was actually off to a terrific start striking out three batters in just an inning and two thirds. Stroman is having a terrific season for the Jays despite not having an elite strikeout rate, but he makes up for it with his ground ball rate and limiting hard contact.
Matt Holliday, New York Yankees - Matt Holliday's first game off the DL was a good one as he hit his 17th homer of the season. He's had a great season for the Yankees when he's been healthy but unfortunately has missed time on multiple occasions for lengthy periods of time. He's worth having in a lineup when he's healthy for his power numbers alone.
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