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  • Beckham among Giants' second base options
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports Gordon Beckham, Emilio Bonifacio and Asdrubal Cabrera are among the players being considered by the Giants to fill their second base void.

    Advice: Bonifacio appears to be on the move -- somewhere -- and the Jays are in on Cabrera as well, but Beckham's name is one that hasn't surfaced much in rumors recently. The second baseman is hitting .225/.271/.358 this season and wouldn't appear to be much of an upgrade for any team, but he's cheap and is under team control for another season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:11 pm
  • Suarez (back) not in Tigers' lineup on Wed.
    Eugenio Suarez (back) is not in the Tigers' starting lineup on Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Suarez made an early exit from Tuesday's game after experiencing tightness in his lower back. It's not a serious issue and he expects to return to action Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:53 pm
  • Rutledge (illness) out Wednesday vs. Cubs
    Josh Rutledge (illness) will be available in an emergency on Wednesday night versus the Cubs.

    Advice: Rutledge is still getting over the upper respiratory infection that kept him out of the lineup on Monday and Tuesday. He'll be on the bench again Wednesday but could enter late as a pinch-hitter or defensive replacement. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:46 pm
     
    Top 5, 3-0 x @ChC
  • C.J. Wilson (ankle, hip) to return Saturday
    C.J. Wilson (ankle, hip) threw a successful bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon.

    Advice: Wilson, who's been out since early July with a sprained ankle and hip tightness, is expected to rejoin the Angels' starting rotation on Saturday in Tampa Bay. The 33-year-old left-hander owns an underwhelming 4.33 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 107/48 K/BB ratio in 116 1/3 innings this season. He's capable of much better down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:20 pm
     
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  • Keuchel tosses complete game in rout of A's
    Dallas Keuchel tossed his fourth complete game of the season in Wednesday's 8-1 rout of the A's.

    Advice: Keuchel was fantastic, allowing only four hits (and one run) over his nine frames. The only run that Oakland scored was on a Josh Donaldson solo homer in the top of the second inning. Keuchel struck out five and now boasts a 2.97 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 104/33 K/BB ratio through 136 1/3 innings this season. The Orioles have expressed interest in acquiring him before Thursday's July 31 trade deadline, but Houston seems likely to keep the blossoming 26-year-old southpaw. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:07 pm
     
    W, 8-1 vs ^ Oak
  • Hammel shelled for eight runs by Astros
    Jason Hammel was hammered for eight earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Hammel now has a 9.53 ERA and 2.12 WHIP in four starts with Oakland. The A's are known to be in the market for another starting pitcher with the July 31 trade deadline on the horizon, so the right-hander could soon be out of a rotation spot. If not, he'll get the Rays next. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:04 pm
  • O's Harvey (elbow) shut down for rest of 2014
    Hunter Harvey has been shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season with a right elbow strain.

    Advice: Harvey doesn't need surgery and the Orioles are just being overly careful with their first-round pick from 2013. The 19-year-old right-hander owns a 2.87 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 139/39 K/BB ratio through his first 113 innings as a pro. He should begin the 2015 season in High-A ball. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:00 pm
     
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    Top 8, 4-3 vs LAA
  • Harvey (elbow) to throw off mound next week
    Matt Harvey (elbow) has been cleared to begin throwing off a mound next week.

    Advice: Harvey was hoping to hop on a mound in June, but the Mets decided to play it safe and nixed that idea. The right-hander could get some innings in a fall instructional league but won't return to the majors until 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:56 pm
     
    Disabled List
    W, 11-2 vs Phi
  • Nick Castellanos back in Tigers' lineup
    Nick Castellanos is back in the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He missed Tuesday's contest with a bruised finger. Castellanos is hitting just .264/.310/.399 with six homers and 37 RBI in his first full big league season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:53 am
  • Evan Reed charged with sexual assault
    Evan Reed has been charged with two counts of third-degree sexual assault as a result of an incident that occurred on March 30 in a Motor City Casino hotel room.

    Advice: Each charge carries a prison term of up to 15 years if Reed is convicted. Reed allegedly met a 45-year-old woman at a bar that night before taking her back to his room and assaulting her. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said that he has interview numerous witnesses and also reviewed surveillance footage before the charges were brought. Reed, who is currently at Triple-A Toledo, is expected to turn himself into the authorities. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:52 am
     
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    Bot 6, 6-0 vs CWS
  • C.J. Wilson has dealt with hip issue
    C.J. Wilson (ankle) revealed Tuesday that he believes his recent struggles have been due to tightness in his left hip.

    Advice: Wilson has been out since early July with a sprained ankle, but it's the hip the lefty says was giving him issues well before that. "It had the affect of dragging the ball back over the middle of the plate, which is bad," Wilson deadpanned. "That's where they hit the ball." Wilson has been doing exercises to loosen the hip and says it's "better, way better." He's expected to rejoin the Angels' rotation this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:58 am
     
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  • Orioles interested in Astros' Keuchel, Cosart
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles are interested in the Astros' Dallas Keuchel and Jarred Cosart.

    Advice: The O's don't want to give up one of their better pitching prospects for a rental like Jon Lester and instead are focused more on players that they'd control longer. Both Keuchel and Cosart have yet to reach arbitration, so they'd fit the bill. The Orioles have also dealt with the Astros in the past, having acquire Bud Norris at the deadline last season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:01 am
     
    W, 8-1 vs ^ Oak
  • Aaron Hill goes hitless in return to action
    Aaron Hill went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Hill missed back-to-back starts after being hit on the right hand by a pitch Saturday, but he's ready to go now. The 32-year-old could be traded before Thursday's deadline. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:44 am
  • Posey has 3 hits in Giants 6th straight loss
    Buster Posey went 3-for-4 Tuesday in a 3-1 setback against the Pirates.

    Advice: Posey came into tonight in a 3-for-17 slump, so it was nice to see the big game, though it came without an extra-base hit, run scored or RBI. It was that kind of night for the offense, and it's been that kind of week for the Giants, who are free-falling. San Francisco has been outscored 27-6 during its current six-game losing streak. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:10 pm
     
    W, 7-5 vs ^ Pit
  • Liriano whiffs season-high 11, beat Giants
    Francisco Liriano struck out 11 Giants, yielding one run over seven innings to earn his third victory on Tuesday.

    Advice: In addition to his season-high punch out total, Liriano issued only one free pass and scattered four hits. The only one that really counted was Mike Morse's solo homer in the third, but Pittsburgh fortunately already held a 3-0 lead. Liriano was dominant from there on out, and Tony Watson and Mark Melancon pitched in an inning of shutout relief work apiece. The left-handed Liriano entered the game 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA in three starts since returning from the disabled list (oblique strain). Many owners jumped ship when he hit the shelf with a 1-6 record and 4.60 ERA last month. That just means there's room on board for the rest of us, who should make sure the former Twin is owned across formats. Liriano travels to Arizona on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • McCarthy allows nine hits, four runs vs. TEX
    Brandon McCarthy allowed nine hits and four runs over six innings but went home with the win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: McCarthy turned in his worst start in four outings since joining the Yankees, but it was still good enough for his third win in pinstripes. McCarthy walked one while striking out three in the game. He's got a 2.55 ERA in those four starts as a member of the Yankees, and the change of scenery appears to have done him some good. McCarthy will try to keep the good times going Monday against the Tigers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Reddick homers, scores twice in win over HOU
    Josh Reddick went 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in the Athletics' come-from-behind win over the Astros on Tuesday.

    Advice: Reddick hit a solo shot off Scott Feldman in the fifth inning, and he also scored in the team's six-run ninth inning. Reddick has come back from a strained right knee with a purpose, going 10-for-28 (.357) with four doubles, two homers, four RBI and seven runs scored in eight games. The strong stretch has his overall line up to .246/.305/.406. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Eugenio Suarez exits with back tightness
    Eugenio Suarez left Tuesday's game versus the White Sox with lower back tightness.

    Advice: The Tigers are listing him as day-to-day, so it appears that it's not a big issue. Suarez singled in his lone at-bat before leaving and is batting .260/.347/.394 for the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:34 pm
  • Castellanos scratched with bruised finger
    Nick Castellanos was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to a right index finger contusion.

    Advice: Castellanos suffered the injury when he was hit by a grounder during batting practice. He's listed as day-to-day. Miguel Cabrera will slide across the diamond to handle third base Tuesday, while Victor Martinez will be at first. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:21 pm
  • Rutledge (ill) out of Rox lineup again Tues.
    Josh Rutledge is out of the Rockies' starting lineup again on Tuesday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Rutledge is battling an upper respiratory infection and could need a few more days off. The infielder has performed well as Troy Tulowitzki's (hip) fill-in at shortstop but obviously needs to be benched for now in fantasy leagues that allow for daily lineup changes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:01 pm
     
    Top 5, 3-0 x @ChC
  • C.J. Wilson (ankle) pitches in rehab game
    C.J. Wilson (ankle) allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings Monday in a minor league rehab start with Double-A Arkansas.

    Advice: Wilson threw 81 pitches and gave up four hits and two walks while striking out seven batters. The southpaw has been sidelined all month with a right ankle sprain, but he should be cleared to rejoin the Angels' rotation this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:50 am
     
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  • Hill (hand) flies out as pinch-hitter
    Aaron Hill (hand) flew out as a pinch-hitter Monday.

    Advice: Hill left Saturday's game after he was hit on the right hand with a pitch and has missed back-to-back starts since, but he's expected to return to the lineup Tuesday. The 32-year-old could be a trade target this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:47 am
  • Josh Rutledge scratched due to illness
    Josh Rutledge was scratched from Monday's lineup due to illness.

    Advice: He should be ready to go in a day or two. Rutledge has hit .375/.375/.656 with one homer and nine RBI over seven games since taking over shortstop for the injured Troy Tulowitzki (hip). Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:43 pm
     
    Top 5, 3-0 x @ChC
  • Aaron Hill (hand) expected back on Tuesday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is expected back in the lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Hill has missed the last two games after being hit on the right hand by a pitch Saturday, but he's feeling much better. The second baseman had heated up at the plate of late, batting .410/.442/.718 with a couple homers during a 10-game hit streak. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:55 pm
  • Astros willing to trade a starter for a bat
    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal Monday that he's willing to trade one of the team's starters if he can "get back a big-league piece, preferably a bat."

    Advice: Rosenthal lists Dallas Keuchel, Collin McHugh and Jarred Cosart as starters that could be on the move for the right price. "We do seem to have an excess of pretty good young starters so we wouldn't rule anything out," Luhnow said. "We'd have to get back a big-league piece, preferably a bat, in a package that makes sense for the future and present." As Rosenthal points out, Keuchel, McHugh and Cosart all have fewer than two years of major-league service time, so the Astros will want something pretty good in return. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:41 pm
     
    W, 8-1 vs ^ Oak
  • Hill (hand) out of lineup again Monday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is out of Monday's lineup against the Reds.

    Advice: Hill left Saturday's game after he was hit on the right hand with a pitch and will now miss his second straight start. He is available off the bench Monday, so it sounds like he'll be ready to go soon. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:19 pm
  • Aaron Hill (hand) sitting out Sunday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Hill had to exit Saturday's contest following a hit by pitch on his right hand. X-rays came back negative, but he's obviously still a bit sore. Consider him day-to-day. Didi Gregorius is at second base Sunday in Hill's place. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:18 am
  • C.J. Wilson (ankle) to make rehab start Mon.
    C.J. Wilson (ankle) will make a rehab start Monday with Double-A Arkansas.

    Advice: Wilson has been out retroactive to July 1 with a right ankle sprain. He should be cleared to rejoin the Angels rotation after his one minor league rehab outing. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:55 pm
     
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  • Rutledge drives in four in win over Pirates
    Josh Rutledge went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored in an 8-1 win over the Pirates on Friday.

    Advice: Rutledge got the Rockies on the board with an RBI double in the third inning and later had a bases-clearing double in a seven-run seventh. The 25-year-old has hit .308 with three home runs and 16 RBI over 53 games this season and should get regular playing time over the next two weeks with Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list. He should be a useful fantasy shortstop in the meantime. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:01 pm
     
    Top 5, 3-0 x @ChC
  • Hammel takes third straight loss for A's
    Jason Hammel gave up four runs (three earned) over 5 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Hammel gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out three. He has lost each of his first three starts with the A's and owns a 7.10 ERA and 8/7 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings. The returns haven't been good so far, but he'll attempt to turn things around next week against the Astros. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:39 pm
  • Keuchel suffers tough luck loss against Fish
    Dallas Keuchel suffered a tough luck loss against the Marlins on Friday, allowing just two unearned runs on nine hits over his seven strong innings.

    Advice: He punched out seven without issuing a walk on the evening. It was certainly an encouraging start for Keuchel, who appears to be completely over his wrist injury. A defensive miscue by Kike Hernandez ended up being responsible for a pair of runs scoring in the seventh inning, and that was the only offense in the ballgame. He'll bring a 3.11 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 99/30 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Athletics. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:19 pm
     
    W, 8-1 vs ^ Oak
  • Aaron Hill has three hits in loss to Phillies
    Aaron Hill had a nice night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Phillies, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.

    Advice: A popular name in trade rumblings, the veteran infielder may be donning a new jersey at this time next week. With the three-hit effort, he is slashing .255/.289/.390 with eight homers and 48 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:37 pm
  • Castellanos goes 2-for-4 with a double, 2 RBI
    Nick Castellanos finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Thursday's 6-4 win versus the Angels.

    Advice: This was the fourth consecutive game in which Castellanos has doubled. The well-built third baseman has only six homers, but you can expect some of those doubles (he now has 24) to go over the fence in the future. That utopia may not occur in 2014, as he's slashing an acceptable-but-not-superlative .268/.313/.407. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:35 pm