We have a 17-game slate in the majors on Friday, beginning at 2:10 p.m. ET. There are a lot good matchups happening across the league that will not only have betting but also fantasy implications. Over the course of the day, we will be keeping up to date with the latest injury and lineup news before first pitch between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers.
The second half of the MLB season was supposed to begin on Thursday night between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. However, the game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Yankees’ organization. The two teams are scheduled to play at 7:05 p.m. ET. As of right now, Martin Perez is slated to start for the BoSox, while the Yankees have yet to name a starter. Before we wrap up, we had a trade go down between the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs. The Braves acquired outfielder Joc Pederson from the Cubs after they lost Ronald Acuna Jr. last week to a torn ACL. The Braves will open up a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:20 p.m. ET.
MLB lineup and injury news — Friday, July 16th
Kevin Gausman scratched from start vs. Cardinals
The San Francisco Giants will not have their ace on the mound tonight as Kevin Gausman was placed on the family medical emergency list. The team recalled Logan Webb, who get the start against the St. Louis Cardinals. The 24-year-old has a 4-3 record and 3.63 ERA in 10 starts this season.
Sean Manaea to start against Indians
According to Matt Kawahara of The San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Athletics will start Sean Manaea tonight against the Cleveland Indians. This season, Manaea is 6-6 with an ERA of 3.19 through 18 starts. The 29-year-old pitcher has played well at home with a 4-2 record and 3.19 ERA in 10 starts.
Luke Voit placed on 10-day IL, Gittens recalled
The New York Yankees placed veteran first baseman Luke Voit on the 10-day IL with a bone bruise in his left knee. Voit is scheduled to receive a lubricating injection in his knee and might undergo PRP therapy, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. This season, the 30-year-old is hitting .241 with 3 HRs and 11 RBI.
To replace Voit on the active roster, New York recalled infielder Chris Gittens from Triple-A. The 27-year-old Gittens has 25 MLB plate appearances this season and is hitting .095 with 1 HR and 4 RBI.
Eduardo Rodriguez to start vs. Yankees
According to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez will get the start for this evening’s game against the Yankees. Rodriguez was supposed to start last night but the game was canceled due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Yankees. This season, the 28-year-old has a record of 6-5 and 5.52 ERA through 17 starts.
Realmuto, McCutchen not starting Game 1 of doubleheader
The Phillies will not have All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto and veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen in the starting lineup for Game 1 of their doubleheader against the Miami Marlins. Andrew Knapp will start at catcher and hit seventh in the order, while Brad Miller will be in the left field and hit second behind Jean Segura.
Twins-Tigers game postponed due to rain
The weather in Detroit this afternoon isn’t holding up and the Twins and Tigers will wait a day to resume baseball for the second half of the season. Charlie Barnes and Jose Urena were set to pitch while the Twins were favored on the moneyline.