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Gerardo Parra (O, Col)

Gerardo Parra (quadriceps) remains without a timeline for his return, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.


The veteran outfielder has increased his activity level since his last update, as he's now running at 75 percent, taking full batting practice and fielding flyballs. However, the Rockies continue to take things slowly with Parra in an effort to reduce the chance of re-injuring him upon his return. Apparently there is some damage where the muscle connects with the bone, which can lead to deceptive readings on how well it's healing, which is likely why the Rockies are being so cautious in this situation. Given this development, it's unlikely that Parra will be back in action until July. Look for Ian Desmond and Raimel Tapia to man the corner outfield spots until he's ready to go again.

Dellin Betances (3-2) allowed two earned runs on a hit, two walks and a hit batter en route to his second blown save of the season during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the White Sox.


With Aroldis Chapman unavailable after appearing in the team's previous two games, Betances was called upon to record to final three outs against White Sox on Tuesday. The hard-throwing righty retired the first batter before allowing the next three to reach base on two walks and a hit-by-pitch. Jose Abreu then ended things with a walk-off two-run base hit to saddle Betances with his second blown save of the season. His ERA ballooned from 1.09 to 1.78 following his disastrous inning.

Kendall Graveman (shoulder) threw a flat-ground session Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.


It marks Graveman's third long-toss session since last Friday, so he appears to be getting very close to throwing off a mound. The 26-year-old right-hander has been on the disabled list since May 29 after having made eight starts.

Brad Brach allowed a run on one hit while striking out two in an inning of work to convert his 14th save of the season Tuesday against the Blue Jays.


Brach allowed a solo home run to Troy Tulowitzki, but he still had a two-run lead to work with and was able to close out his inning without any further issues. This was the first time he had been scored on in 14 outings and he now owns a strong 2.62 ERA to go along with his sharp 0.87 WHIP. Brach continues to fill in effectively for Zach Britton (forearm), but the former is working his way back and could rejoin the big club next week.

D.J. LeMahieu (B2, Col)

DJ LeMahieu exited Tuesday's game against the Giants early with a right groin cramp.


LeMahieu was 0-for-2 at the plate before having to be removed from the game with the cramp. The Rockies have an off-day Thursday, so the team is hopeful that their second baseman can take a few days off and not require a trip to the disabled list. He's day-to-day for now.

Alex Colome allowed two runs on two hits and two walks in an inning of work while blowing a save Tuesday against the Pirates. He struck out two and was ultimately credited with the win.


Entering with a two-run lead, Colome proceeded to hit John Jaso before allowing back-to-back doubles to Josh Harrison and Andrew McCutchen to tie the score. He closed out the inning and was handed his second win of the season when the Rays pulled it out in the bottom of the 10th. Colome has struggled of late, allowing seven earned runs over his last three innings of work to raise his ERA to 3.57. Surely the 2016 All-Star has the latitude to turn things around, and he should be given the opportunity to work out of his current funk.

Mike Fiers (5-3) allowed four runs on four hits and one walk while striking out seven over 5.2 innings during Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Athletics.


Fiers exited the game in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and only one earned run to his name, but that figure was quickly inflated after reliever James Hoyt served up a go-ahead grand slam to A's third baseman Ryon Healy. Even after his rough outing, Fiers still possesses a respectable 3.98 ERA on the year. The 32-year-old had hurled three consecutive quality starts prior to Tuesday's contest and he will look to regain his form during his upcoming scheduled start against the Yankees on Sunday.

Joe Biagini (2-7) allowed three runs on five hits and four walks across 5.1 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles. He struck out three.


Biagini got off to a rocky start, allowing a two-run double to Mark Trumbo in the top of the first inning. He settled down after that point, however, and was only breached again after back-to-back hits in the third. The former reliever enjoyed a solid run at the beginning of the season as he transitioned into the rotation, but he has failed to replicate many good results of late and has now yielded 13 earned runs over his last 12 innings to lift his ERA to 4.50. His role as a starter seems to be secure for now and he will look to get back on track Sunday against the Red Sox.

Ryon Healy (B1, Oak)

Ryon Healy went 1-for-4 with a grand slam during Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Astros.


The A's and Astros were locked in a 1-1 tie through five innings before Healy blew the game open with his sixth inning grand slam off reliever James Hoyt. The 25-year-old now has three homers in his previous five games and is proving to be a reliable run-producing fantasy asset at the hot corner this season.

Kevin Gausman tossed 5.1 scoreless innings in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays, allowing four hits and two walks with four strikeouts.


Gausman was on his game in this one, holding the opposition without an extra-base hit and allowing just two men past first base. He labored a bit in his last couple of frames and upped his pitch count to 99 before his removal with one out in the fifth. Though he left a bit prematurely, Gausman's first scoreless outing since last August was a positive sign after he had gone 0-3 with 15 earned runs against over 14.2 innings in his last three starts. His ERA still sits at an unsightly 6.07 for the season, but he will use this outing as a building block heading into Sunday's matchup with the Rays.

Sean Manaea (7-4) allowed one run on nine hits and three walks during Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Astros. He struck out three and was credited with the win.


Manaea didn't have his best stuff going for him Tuesday, but was able to limit the hard-hitting Astros to just one run en route to his seventh win of the season. After facing the Yankees on June 16 and the Astros over his last two starts, Manaea will have the opportunity to face a more manageable opponent as he currently projects to square off against the Braves on Sunday.

Kolten Wong (B2, StL)

Kolten Wong (triceps) has been able to take full-strength swings and make throws during his recovery but is still feeling some pain in his arm, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.


With some lingering discomfort in his right arm, Wong may not be deemed ready to begin his rehab assignment during the middle of this week as originally expected. The 26-year-old explained that the team wants him to be "pain free, even when resting" before he returns to any kind of game action.

Jose Quintana (4-8) tossed 6.1 scoreless innings during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Yankees. He allowed two hits, walked four while striking out six batters, but did not factor into the decision.


Quintana entered the month of June with a disappointing 5.60 ERA but has worked that figure down to a more respectable 4.37 ERA after allowing just six total runs over his five starts (30.1 innings) this month. The 28-year-old's recent surge has only increased his already high trade value as we approach the July trade deadline. Quintana could soon find himself pitching for a contender, but in the meantime, he'll gear up for his upcoming scheduled start against the Rangers on Sunday.

Luis Severino (5-3) allowed one run on six hits over seven innings during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the White Sox. He struck out 12, did not issue a walk and received a no-decision.


Severino breezed through the White Sox lineup en route to a career-high 12 strikeouts. At 23 years and 127 days old, Severino became the youngest American League pitcher to record at least 12 strikeouts and zero walks since Jason Bere of the White Sox did it in 1993. It was a masterful bounce-back performance for the young righty, who had allowed nine total runs over his previous two starts against the Angels and A's. He was in line for the win but that was undone by a blown save by Dellin Betances in the ninth inning. Severino will take on the Astros in a tough road matchup Sunday.

Kevin Siegrist (back) met with a specialist to determine treatment and recovery time for his cervical sprain and received an encouraging report, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.


General manager John Mozeliak reported that the team was reassured that Siegrist should be able to return right at or just after the 10-day period that encompasses his disabled list stint. However, due to the fact that his condition is considered chronic, the veteran southpaw is likely to deal with some lingering soreness on a long-term basis. Siegrist has had an up-and-down campaign thus far, posting a 4.28 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 25:15 K:BB over 27.3 innings across 31 appearances while notching three holds, a victory and a save.

Dexter Fowler (O, StL)

Dexter Fowler met with a specialist to determine treatment and recovery time for his injured heel and received an encouraging report, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.


General manager John Mozeliak reported that the team was reassured that Fowler should be able to return right at or just after the 10-day period that encompasses his disabled list stint. However, due to the fact that his condition is considered chronic, the veteran outfielder is likely to deal with some lingering soreness on a long-term basis.

Max Scherzer (9-5) allowed one run on two hits with no walks across six innings in Tuesday's win over the Cubs. He struck out six.


Scherzer gave up a run on a hit batsman and a triple in the first inning, but he was razor sharp the rest of the way and allowed just one more man to reach over the next five frames. He was removed after throwing just 93 pitches through six, but a large lead at that point likely factored into that decision. In another season of excellence, Scherzer has been exceptional of late, allowing more than one earned run just once in the last seven starts while posting an otherworldly 75:8 K:BB over 54 innings in that span. He continues to rattle off strong performances and should be expected to do so once again Sunday against the Cardinals.

Jake Arrieta (7-6) allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits and six walks across four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals. He struck out four.


Arrieta struggled to gain a grasp of the strike zone in this one, throwing just 54 percent of his pitches for strikes while issuing six walks for just the fourth time in his big league career. He also failed to control the Nats' baserunners in any fashion, yielding six stolen bases to help the opposing offense manufacture runs. This poor performance also continued a disturbing recent trend of short outings for Arrieta, who has failed to complete five innings in three of his last four starts. He owns an ugly 17:11 K:BB over 20 innings during that span and will look to right the ship Sunday against the Reds.

Brad Boxberger (back) gave up an earned run on a hit and a walk over an inning in High-A Charlotte's 8-4 loss to Tampa on Tuesday. He also recorded two strikeouts.


Boxberger fired 20 pitches overall, 13 of which he threw for strikes, in what is supposed to be his final rehab outing before being activated by the Rays. The former closer had been sent back down to the Stone Crabs for Tuesday's appearance in order to get him one final tune-up, following an appearance for Triple-A Durham last Wednesday that led to some residual soreness.

Adam Duvall (O, Cin)

Adam Duvall went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Brewers.


It's his 17th homer of the year but just his third in June, although Duvall has maintained his fantasy value by hitting .305 (25-for-82) on the month. The 28-year-old now sports a career-best .874 OPS and appears set to top last season's breakout performance.