Minnesota Twins Bolster Bullpen, Sign Clippard, Bring Back RomoThe Minnesota Twins bolstered their bullpen Friday by finalizing deals for two right-handed relievers, adding Tyler Clippard on a one-year deal and bringing back Sergio Romo with a contract that guaranteed $5 million and includes a 2021 club option.
Midseason Changes In MLB Can Help Your Fantasy Baseball TeamAs MLB teams make trades and rosters change in July with contenders preparing for the postseason chase, it's time for fantasy baseball owners to stay on top of changes in the real world. If you blink, you may miss out on the next closer change or the newest addition to a starting lineup. Don't get caught snoozing this summer!
Once MLB Trade Deadline Dust Settles, Your Fantasy Roster May Need Some TweaksIt happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you're lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it's a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.
Twins' Red-Hot Bats Cooled Off By A's Starter ChavezJesse Chavez struck out seven and allowed one unearned run in 7 1-3 innings and the Oakland Athletics snapped Minnesota's five-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night.
Hudson, Simon, Street, Clippard Join NL All-Stars San Francisco's Tim Hudson, Cincinnati's Alfredo Simon, San Diego's Huston Street and Washington's Tyler Clippard have been added to the roster for Tuesday's All-Star game at Target Field as the National League changed about one-third of its pitching staff. They replace a quartet of pitchers who started Sunday: the Giants' Madison Bumgarner, the Reds' Johnny Cueto, the Padres' Tyson Ross and the Atlanta Braves' Julio Teheran.