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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Steven Souza Jr., OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
Souza returns after missing significant time due to a pectoral strain. The right-handed power bat provides the the D-backs and fantasy owners with a middle of the order power threat. It may take Souza a few games to regain the feel for major league pitching, but owners should look to add him.
If you're a fantasy owner looking to upgrade your catching position, Diaz is worth a look. Francisco Cervelli
has missed several weeks due to concussion symptoms, but has started a rehab assignment. However, Diaz is hitting .301/.345/.515 with 7 homers in 48 games this season. If Diaz can find regular playing time with the Pirates, he's worth a long-term stash.
With the July trade deadline looming, regular closer Raisel Iglesias
could be on the move in the next few weeks (or days). Hughes, 33, has stepped in when Iglesias has been unavailable, recording six saves this season. Overall, Hughes is 2-2 with a 1.37 ERA, 6 saves and 35 strikeouts in 46 innings.
Tyler Anderson, SP, Colorado Rockies
The lefty has put together back-to-back solid outings, throwing a combined 16 innings pitched while striking out 17 hitters. He has a 3.90 ERA on the season (very good for a pitcher who calls Coors Field home) and will take on the Diamondbacks next at home.