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Now that Manny Ramirez is officially on the Chicago White Sox, Podsednik is essentially an everyday player again. This was exactly the reason that many hung on to him when Man-Ram returned from the DL. Is the .309 hitter with 35 steals available in your shallow league?
Shallow mixed: Acquire
Deep mixed: Acquire
The Reds will activate Harang (back) so that he can start on Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. He has been out for about two months with back problems. His return has, at least temporarily, banished Edinson Volquez to the bullpen.
Harang has posted a respectable 2.68 K/BB, but it's part of a continued trend involving a slip in his K/9 and rise in his BB/9. The righty is 6-2 in 17 starts this year, but he has a 5.02 ERA and 1.46 WHIP.
Harang's indicators may suggest room for improvement, but he has become a pretty hittable pitcher. Solid outings will be mixed with not-so-good ones, and back spasms may pop up again. The likeliest area to get a return on an investment is W's.
Shallow mixed: Pass
Deep mixed: Watch
About Nicholas Minnix
Minnix is baseball editor and a fantasy football analyst at KFFL. He plays in LABR and Tout Wars and won the FSWA Baseball Industry Insiders League in 2010.
The University of Delaware alum is a regular guest on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Baltimore's WNST AM 1570. Follow @NicholasMinnix
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