Grinding Metal examines potential waiver wire additions that can assist your team during the fantasy baseball season. From home runs to pitching wins, Grinding Metal has you covered. Check out these players for immediate roster help. Here was last week's article
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Matt Duffy, 2B/3B, Tampa Bay Rays
Duffy has appeared in 27 games this year due to injury, but has taken over full time playing duties at third base for the Rays. He's hitting .309/.342/.409. He's struck out in 26.5% of plate appearances this season, but has been more aggressive at the plate. Look for him to continue hitting in the middle part of the order for Tampa.
Originally, Canha started the 2018 season in Triple-A Nashville. However, due to injuries, Canha returned to the big-leagues and hasn't looked back. He's hitting .284/.344/.511 with 5 home runs. He's primarily playing the outfield this season, a making the transition from first base. He's a nice addition as a 4th/5th outfielder.
Flaherty is finally returning to the big-leagues, and will start against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday - taking the place of the injured Carlos Martinez
. Flaherty has made two big-league starts this season, posting a 3.60 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 10 innings. Although Martinez is only expected to miss one start, Flaherty is still worth a streaming option this week. Additionally, monitor his situation if Martinez is out longer than one start.
Still owned in less than 50% of leagues, Caleb Smith continues to have solid outings. Sure, he has a 2-4 record, but he's struck out 53 hitters in 39.2 innings. He's allowed only 4 earned runs over his last 4 starts.