Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:16:51 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed SP Juan Nicasio on the restricted list so that he can return to the Dominican Republic to take care of a family matter. The team is likely to call up SP Wilfredo Boscan from Class AAA Indianapolis to start in his place Tuesday, June 21, against the San Francisco Giants. In other moves, the Pirates recalled RPs Curtis Partch and Jorge Rondon and INF Jason Rogers from Indianapolis, while designating RP Cory Luebke for assignment and optioning RP Rob Scahill to Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: Nicasio is 5-6 with a 5.83 ERA through 13 appearances (12 starts) this season, with 27 walks and 65 strikeouts through 63 1/3 innings. Despite the high strikeout totals, the 29-year-old right-hander is in jeopardy of being demoted to the bullpen soon because of his struggles facing batters during the second and third times through the batting order. Boscan is 1-0 with a 2.92 ERA in five relief appearances at the MLB level this season but would make a risky play in DFS Tuesday.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:42:56 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke will work in the Grapefruit League spring game Wednesday, March 2, against the Detroit Tigers and he will be followed by Ps Juan Nicasio, Jared Hughes, Arquimedes Caminero, Eric O'Flaherty and Jorge Rondon.
Fantasy Tip: Locke went 8-11 with a 4.49 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP in 30 starts while striking out 129 over 168 1/3 innings. It was a so-so year for the southpaw, who had a career-high ERA, but also had his most strikeouts while serving up one fewer homer in 37 more innings than 2014. If he can re-gain his control he isn't a bad back-end fantasy rotation option in NL-only leagues.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:01:40 -0700
Colorado Rockies RP Adam Ottavino (triceps) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right triceps inflammation Monday, April 27. RP Jorge Rondon was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Ottavino should be stashed in a DL slot in all leagues. Those in need of saves should immediately run to the waiver wire and add John Axford, if he's available. Axford is expected to be first in line for save chances with Ottavino ailing, with Rafael Betancourt likely the setup man.
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 12:28:48 -0800
The Colorado Rockies claimed RP Jorge Rondon off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Nov. 3. The team also designated RP Rob Scahill for assignment.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:34:17 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals recalled RP Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Memphis Sunday, June 29, according to Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak. In a corresponding move, P Eric Fornataro was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.
Sun, 18 May 2014 12:19:29 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have activated SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, RP Jorge Rondon has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis.
Tue, 13 May 2014 11:31:19 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals optioned P Eric Fornataro to Triple-A Memphis. The team also recalled RP Sam Freeman and RP Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Memphis.
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:38:20 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals will option RP Jorge Rondon to Triple-A Memphis to make room for SP Tyler Lyons Monday, April 21.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:57:05 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals placed SP Joe Kelly (hamstring) on the disabled list Thursday, April 17. The club is recalling RPs Eric Fornataro and Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Memphis and optioning RP Keith Butler in corresponding moves.
Fantasy Tip: Tyler Lyons is believed to be the replacement in the rotation for Kelly. Lyons won't miss a lot of bats, but he'll have at least two weeks to give you valuable innings in NL-only universes.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:52:42 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals optioned RP Jorge Rondon to the minors Monday, March 11.