We are now entering the weekend of Week 23 and it is September- the last full month of the major league baseball season. Before looking ahead at your fantasy baseball lineups for tonight and the rest of the weekend we first need to look back at the top MLB news and headlines from yesterday’s action. It was “getaway day” in MLB but we still had some highlights that included the first ever all-Latino lineup on Roberto Clemente Day, red-hot Carlos Correa and the Twins completing a sweep, and a strong return from Rays ace Shane McClanahan. Do not forget to check out our updated September fantasy baseball player rankings before setting your lineups this week plus the latest MLB injury report, fantasy baseball player spotlight series, and players trending up and down in the fantasy baseball stock watch. Before we start the weekend let’s take a look back at the top performances from yesterday.


Fantasy Baseball MLB News & Notes from Wednesday

First Ever All Latino Lineup

The Tampa Bay Rays made major league history yesterday by starting nine Latin American players against the Blue Jays. It happened as baseball celebrated Roberto Clemente Day, honoring the late Hall of Fame outfielder from Puerto Rico. All nine players, as well as base, coaches Chris Prieto at first and Rodney Linares at third, wore No. 21 to honor Clemente and you could not have asked for a better ending as the Rays won 11-0 behind home runs by Yandy Díaz and Isaac Paredes.

McCullers Returning to Form

Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. is rounding into form and it’s the perfect part of the season with the playoffs not far off in the horizon. Yesterday he struck out 11 Athletics in six innings on only a couple of runs and hits and four walks. This was McCuller’s most dominant performance since making his 2022 MLB debut back in early August after recovering from forearm surgery. The Astros veteran will face an even tougher test in his next start as he is scheduled to pitch against the Rays on the road in Tropicana Field.

Twins Sweep With Huge Series Next

The Twins did what they had to do. They swept the Royals and recovered some much-needed momentum as they enter a pretty much “do or die” five-game series at first-place Cleveland this weekend. Their pitching lately looks up to the task and so have the bats as Carlos Correa’s solo blast in the first and Nick Gordon two run home run in the second was what they needed to hang on for a 3-2 win last night and complete a three-game sweep over the Royals. They did gain ground in the AL Central race as the Guardians lost 8-2 to the White Sox. The Twins (72-70) are now within four games of the Guardians (76-66).

Correa En Fuego

One of the reasons that the Twins are even close to a wild card spot is due to the red-hot bat of shortstop Carlos Correa. He has put the team on his shoulders in the month of September with a slash of .373/.429/.804 and a 1.233 OPS. Add six bombs and 13 RBIs with a .431 ISO/.515wOBA in the month and you have what we call a clutch September player.

No Rust on McClanahan's Arm

Shane McClanahan put any concerns about his arm to rest yesterday afternoon. The Rays ace made his return from the 15-day Injured List and he looked healthy, allowing only three hits and one walk while striking out five over five strong innings in their win 11-0 win over the Blue Jays. This was his first time pitching in three weeks, but McClanahan raised his record to 12-5 and improved his season stat line to a 2.13 ERA/0.86 WHIP and 187 strikeouts in 152.1 innings.

Ozzie Albies is Back!

The Braves announced this morning that second baseman Ozzie Albies has been reinstated from the 60-day injured list. Infielder Ehire Adrianza was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained quadriceps to open a spot on the active roster. Albies has not appeared in a game since June 13 due to a broken left foot that required surgery and the Braves are immediately an even stronger team. The two-time All-Star and Silver Slugger winner has a career slash of .270/.321/.470 with a .791 OPS and is coming off his first 30 home run season (2021). Albies should immediately step back into his full-time second base role which would push rookie Vaughn Grissom, who has cooled down a bit after a hot start, to maybe some time in left field and DH.


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