Rockies purchased the contract of RHP Eddie Butler from Double-A Tulsa. Butler will make his major league debut on Friday at home versus the Rockies. Ranked by Baseball America before the season as the No. 24 prospect in the game, Butler boasts a 2.05 ERA and 238/84 K/BB ratio over 286 professional innings. He struck out only 40 over 68 2/3 Double-A frames this season but has put up a 2.49 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. The righty is worth a shot in all fantasy formats. * Props to Doctor L with the find.
Melky Cabrera left Wednesday's game against the Royals with a bruised shin. Cabrera was hit in the shin by a Yordano Ventura pitch during Wednesday's sixth inning, and he was immediately replaced by pinch runner Jonathan Diaz. X-rays came back negative for a fracture, so it's just a day-to-day injury. He's likely to get the day off in Thursday's series finale against the Royals. Ace Ventura and Melky owners know it was Danny Duffy who threw that pitch.