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  • Mariners pick up LHP Rasmussen
    Left-hander Rob Rasmussen was traded from the Blue Jays to the Mariners in a four-player deal.

    Advice: Rasmussen has pitched really well as a Triple-A reliever these last two years, but the Jays never thought he was any sort of solution to their bullpen woes. He pitched 11 1/3 innings in the majors last year, with a 3.18 ERA, and just one inning this year, throwing a scoreless frame in June. He'll probably get more of a chance in Seattle, but he's a fringy talent. Rotoworld.com 35 minutes ago
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  • Rays recall RHP Yates from Triple-A
    Rays recalled RHP Kirby Yates from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Yates replaces Kevin Jepsen on the roster and in the bullpen. He's given up five runs in 7 1/3 innings in the majors this season, but he should prove better given a longer look. Rotoworld.com 47 minutes ago
  • Marlins activate, then release Jeff Baker
    Marlins activated INF Jeff Baker from the 15-day disabled list; released hmi.

    Advice: Baker is apparently over his intercostal strain but is now looking for a new job. The 34-year-old has hit only .208/.288/.375 this season, but he's been a big weapon versus lefties in the past so someone figures to take a shot on him. Rotoworld.com 50 minutes ago
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  • Carlos Gonzalez won't be traded this month
    ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Rockies have told teams they will revisit trading Carlos Gonzalez next month or over the winter.

    Advice: They evidently haven't been able to find a robust enough market for CarGo this month. Gonzalez is one of the hottest hitters in baseball with a .431/.481/.958 batting line and 11 homers over his last 18 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:29 am
  • Chris Capuano outrighted to Triple-A
    Yankees sent LHP Chris Capuano outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: He was removed from the 40-man roster earlier this week. Capuano will stick around for depth. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:26 am
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  • Mets 'making push' for Yoenis Cespedes
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are "making a push" for Yoenis Cespedes.

    Advice: The Mets had a deal in place for Carlos Gomez and were close on Jay Bruce, only to see both potential trades fall apart. It appears they've moved their focus to Cespedes as they seek some offensive help. It's unclear at this point what the Mets would have to give up. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:20 am
  • Angels have discussed Cespedes with Tigers
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Angels have talked with the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes.

    Advice: The Angels have already traded for three different outfielder/designated hitter types, but Cespedes would be a much bigger bat than all of them. It's unclear how serious the discussions are at this point. The Mets have also been linked to Cespedes. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:11 am
  • Dan Butler outrighted to Triple-A
    Nationals sent C Dan Butler outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: Butler, 28, has hit .231/.315/.312 with one homer at Triple-A this season. He'll continue to serve as organizational depth. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:30 am
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  • Mets talking to Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets are talking to the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes.

    Advice: Talks with the Reds about Jay Bruce appear to be losing steam, so the Mets are looking at other outfielders. Rosenthal notes that Cespedes is "one of their many options," as they've also been connected to Will Venable and Rajai Davis. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says that the Nationals "could be a possibility" for Cespedes. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:14 am
  • Yankees' talks for Craig Kimbrel 'broke down'
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that talks between the Yankees and Padres regarding Craig Kimbrel "broke down" on Thursday.

    Advice: ESPN's Buster Olney adds that the two sides haven't had any talks on Friday, so it appears that ship might have sailed. The Yankees are still in the market for a reliever, though, with Carter Capps and possibly Aroldis Chapman piquing their interest. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:34 am
  • Rangers acquire Diekman in Hamels deal
    Left-hander Jake Diekman was traded from the Phillies to the Rangers in an eight-player deal.

    Advice: Diekman has had a rough year, with his always shaky control going from bad to worse. Still, he has one of the best arms of any left-handed reliever in the game, which explains how he's struck out 225 batters in 173 1/3 innings as a major leaguer. The Rangers will ask for less and potentially get more out of him than the Phillies did. Plus, he's under control through 2018. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:26 am
  • Dodgers in 'ongoing talks' for SP Gallardo
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers are in "ongoing trade talks" with the Rangers involving Yovani Gallardo.

    Advice: ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported earlier Friday that the chances of a Gallardo deal are "50/50." The Dodgers' rotation is full following the additions of Alex Wood and Mat Latos, so the club would figure to make an additional trade should they acquire Gallardo. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:04 am
  • '50/50' chance Yovani Gallardo is traded
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick hears that there's a "50/50" chance of Yovani Gallardo being traded Friday.

    Advice: He says that the Dodgers, Cubs and Blue Jays are still "in the mix" for the right-hander. The Rangers are open to dealing Gallardo, but Crasnick says they'll just keep him if they don't get a proposal they like and then make him a qualifying offer after the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:25 am
  • Yanks 'hammering away' at Craig Kimbrel deal
    ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Yankees "keep hammering away" at a trade for Craig Kimbrel.

    Advice: The Astros and Red Sox have also talked to the Padres about Kimbrel, but it appears the Yankees might be the frontrunner here. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman hears that the Padres have sought shortstop prospect Jorge Mateo in a deal for Kimbrel. The Yanks had been viewing him as untouchable but might be altering that position. Acquiring Kimbrel would give New York a dynamic trio at the back-end of the bullpen, with Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller serving in setup roles. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:12 am
  • Adam Duvall goes to Reds in Leake deal
    Reds acquired INF Adam Duvall and RHP Keury Mella from the Giants in exchange for RHP Mike Leake.

    Advice: Duvall, 26, hit 27 homers at Triple-A last season and has 26 so far in 2015, but he's been blocked at the major league level and not gotten much of a chance. Unfortunately for him, he's now blocked again in Cincinnati by Joey Votto and Todd Frazier. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:22 am
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  • Anthony Rizzo goes 3-for-4, hits big homer
    Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and a double as the Cubs beat the Brewers 5-2 on Thursday.

    Advice: The Brewers were up 2-0 when Rizzo delivered his big blow in the eighth. The Cubs then added two runs in the ninth as insurance. Rizzo has homered in back-to-back games, so maybe his lengthy slump is coming to an end. He had just one homer in five weeks prior to yesterday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Austin Jackson homers against Twins
    Austin Jackson homered, doubled and walked versus the Twins on Thursday.

    Advice: Jackson has been quite the bust offensively in his Mariners career, but at least he's had a bit to offer fantasy leaguers these last two months (.267 average, four homers, five steals) than he did previously. It's just not quite enough to give him mixed-league value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Jason Castro delivers walkoff bomb
    Jason Castro hit a game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth as the Astros topped the Angels 3-0 on Thursday.

    Advice: Castro was making his first start of the series. The big blast gave him his first RBI since July 3, his first homer since June 12 and his first three-RBI game since last year. Hank Conger probably deserves to keep starting two out of every three games for now, but if Castro does pick it up offensively, it's no secret that the Astros prefer his defense behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Lindor batting .329 in his last 18 games
    Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the A's.

    Advice: The rookie shortstop had a three-run homer and four RBI in his last game, Wednesday against the Royals. His fireworks weren't as bright tonight, but this was another promising showing by Lindor, who is really heating up. He's hit safely in 15 of his last 18 games to raise his average from .205 to .264. During that stretch, he's gone 25-for-76 (.329) with 11 runs, 13 RBI, four homers and a .358 OBP. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Yoenis Cespedes goes 3-for-5, homers
    In probably his final game with the Tigers, Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI as Detroit prevailed 9-8 against Baltimore on Thursday.

    Advice: The Tigers moved David Price and Joakim Soria, so there's no reason to stop now. Since Cespedes won't even bring back a pick this winter, he's almost certainly a goner. And he'll probably have less fantasy value wherever he ends up. Cespedes is batting .293 with 18 homers, 62 runs scored and 61 RBI this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:35 pm
  • Yankees considered favorite to land Kimbrel
    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that rival executives view the Yankees as the favorite to land Craig Kimbrel from the Padres.

    Advice: The Yankees are in the market for both rotation and bullpen help. Kimbrel would join Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller to form perhaps the finest late-inning trio in all of baseball. The Padres are currently listening to offers on many of their players and expected to make big moves before Friday's deadline. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:16 pm
  • Five teams in the mix for Yovani Gallardo
    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Cubs, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Yankees and Giants are all in the mix to acquire Yovani Gallardo from the Rangers.

    Advice: As perhaps the top hurler left on the open market, the price for Gallardo has likely risen now that Johnny Cueto, David Price and Cole Hamels have already been dealt. With the recent injuries in the Yankees rotation, they may be the most desperate club at the moment. Expect the bidding to escalate quickly. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:58 pm
  • Report: Orioles interested in Yoenis Cespedes
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Orioles are interested in Yoenis Cespedes.

    Advice: The Orioles are just one game back for a Wild Card spot and could really use a bat, but they might not have enough in their farm system to outbid other contenders. They also might not be willing to give a top prospect for a rental. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:26 pm
  • Blue Jays interested in SP Yovani Gallardo
    MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports that there's a possibility of Yovani Gallardo being traded to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Texas just beefed up its rotation with the Cole Hamels trade, but the club is still buried in the American League Wild Card race and could sell some parts. Gallardo is due to become a free agent this winter. If the price is right, it sounds like the Rangers will move him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 am
  • Rangers remain open to dealing Gallardo
    According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Rangers remain open to the idea of trading Yovani Gallardo.

    Advice: Even though Wednesday's acquisition of Cole Hamels sets the Rangers up to compete in 2016, Gallardo is an impending free agent and could net the club a nice return in the trade market. The veteran right-hander owns a 3.19 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 83/46 K/BB ratio over 121 1/3 innings on the season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:47 pm
  • Mets have inquired on Yoenis Cespedes
    Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Mets have spoken to the Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes.

    Advice: Morosi cautions that there is only minimal interest from the Mets at this time. With the team reportedly closing in on a deal for an outfielder, there should be a resolution soon. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:27 pm
  • Rizzo hits two-run shot in win vs. Rockies
    Anthony Rizzo cranked a two-run homer in the Cubs' win over the Rockies on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was his first home run since July 7. Rizzo has been in an offensive rut, but he still owns a shiny .279/.393/.500 batting line on the season. And he's now up to 17 home runs and 53 RBI in 99 games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:02 pm
  • Francisco Lindor homers, drives in four runs
    Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: Lindor singled in his first at-bat, hit a sacrifice fly in his second and capped off his day with a three-run homer in the sixth. The shortstop has really turned it up a notch of late, hitting .324 with four homers and 12 RBI over his last 16 games. It was an offensive explosion for the Tribe, as they pounded out 18 hits -- including four home runs -- and 12 runs. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:30 pm
  • '30/70' chance that Carlos Gonzalez is traded
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that there's a "30/70" chance that Carlos Gonzalez is traded.

    Advice: The Rockies are willing to listen to offers for Gonzalez, but they apparently haven't gotten any yet to motivate them to trade the slugger. CarGo is the hottest hitter in baseball with a .431/.471/.969 batting line and 10 homers over his last 16 games. He's owed $37 million from 2016-2017. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:13 am
  • Chris Capuano designated for assignment
    Yankees designated LHP Chris Capuano for assignment.

    Advice: The move comes after Capuano allowed five runs over just two-thirds of an inning in a spot start Tuesday. The left-hander held a 6.97 ERA and 1.77 WHIP over 16 appearances -- four starts -- this season for the Yanks. He should be able to catch on elsewhere pretty quickly on a minor league deal. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:54 am
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  • Astros monitoring relief pitchers
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Astros are "monitoring the relief market" and have discussed Craig Kimbrel, Joaquin Benoit and Francisco Rodriguez.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like they're close to anything, but it appears the Astros are interested in adding to what has been a very good bullpen. Of the three aforementioned relievers, only Benoit could be a free agent after the season (he has an $8 million club option for 2016). Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:30 am
  • Capuano coughs up five runs in early exit
    Chris Capuano wasn't long for Tuesday's game, allowing five runs over 2/3 of an inning against the Rangers before exiting.

    Advice: Amazingly, Capuano escaped with a no-decision in the game, as the Yankees were able to do even more damage against Rangers starter Martin Perez. The start was just Capuano's fourth of the year and his first since May 29. The Yankees certainly don't want another outing like Tuesday's, so the club may look to acquire another starter ahead of Friday's trade deadline. Capuano now owns a 6.97 ERA and 1.77 WHIP on the year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:50 pm
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  • Cespedes homers again but Tigers lose to Rays
    Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, but the Tigers were felled by the Rays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Cespedes hit a solo home run off of Jake Odorizzi in the fourth inning to create a 1-1 tie. He's gone deep in back-to-back games and seven times in 19 games since July 6, giving him 17 on the year with 58 RBI and a .289/.321/.500. The Tigers are four games under .500 with less than three days remaining until the trade deadline. Cespedes remains a candidate to be moved in a trade. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • Dan Butler designated for assignment
    Nationals designated C Dan Butler for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jonathan Papelbon. Butler, 28, has hit .231/.315/.312 with one homer at Triple-A this season and has a good chance to clear waivers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:30 pm
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  • Rockies more likely to trade CarGo in winter?
    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com hears from a source who believes the Rockies are more likely to trade Carlos Gonzalez over the winter as opposed to this week.

    Advice: We're not so sure about that, as Gonzalez has been red-hot this month. Given his injury history, this could be the perfect time for the Rockies to get aggressive. The 29-year-old is still owed $37 million from 2016-2017. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:57 pm
  • Rockies prepared to trade Carlos Gonzalez
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies are planning to trade outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

    Advice: And the timing couldn't be better, as Gonzalez went deep twice on Monday against the Cubs and now has 10 home runs this month. The 29-year-old is batting .278/.332/.520 with 20 home runs and 51 RBI overall this season. His injury history and contract could cause some teams to shy away, but he has the potential to be an impact bat for a contender. He's making $16 million this season and is owed $37 million from 2016-2017. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:44 am
  • Gonzalez homers twice, but the Rockies lose
    Carlos Gonzalez homered twice in a 4-for-5 effort, but the Rockies lost to the Cubs on Monday.

    Advice: Gonzalez started the scoring when he drilled a two-run home run to left-center off of Kyle Hendricks in the third inning. He helped the Rockies rally for a four-run ninth inning, drilling a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth inning against Rafael Soriano. It wasn't a lead they would hold, however. Gonzalez has been on fire in July, racking up 10 multi-hit performances in 19 games. He has 20 home runs on the season with 51 RBI and a .278/.332/.520 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:42 pm
  • Chris Capuano to start on Tuesday
    Chris Capuano will start on Tuesday against the Rangers.

    Advice: It will presumably just be a spot start. Capuano holds a 5.64 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 15 appearances -- three starts -- this season and allowed four runs over an inning of work in his last game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:39 pm
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  • Yankees have talked Kimbrel with Padres
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Craig Kimbrel's name "has at least surfaced" in the Padres' trade talks with the Yankees.

    Advice: As Heyman notes, it's hard to see a fit given that the Yankees already have a dynamic 1-2 punch with Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller at the back-end of their bullpen. They would seem likelier to add one of the starters the Padres are shopping, with Heyman saying the Bombers "are investigating most starters and relievers on the market." Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:18 pm
  • Cespedes knocks in both Tiger runs in a loss
    Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a solo home run, accounting for all of the Tigers' offense in Monday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Cespedes got the Tigers on the board with a solo home run off of Nate Karns in the seventh inning to make it 3-1, then added an RBI single in the eighth. The Tigers weren't doing much else offensively. Cespedes has put together a fine season, batting .287/.319/.492 with 16 home runs and 57 RBI. He could be wearing a new uniform by Saturday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:48 pm
  • Rosenthal: Nats 'hottest' on Craig Kimbrel
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals are "hottest" on Craig Kimbrel.

    Advice: The Nats have also been linked to Aroldis Chapman, as they appear determined to land an elite closer despite Drew Storen's fine season. Rosenthal adds that the Padres asked for Trea Turner (who they traded to Washington over the winter) from the Nationals in trade talks but were told it wouldn't happen. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:35 pm
  • Lindor's three-run homer not enough in a loss
    Francisco Lindor slugged a three-run home run in Monday's loss to the Royals, finishing 1-for-5.

    Advice: The Indians had fallen behind 9-1 when Lindor brought them back in the game with a three-run home run off of Joe Blanton in the seventh inning. The 21-year-old has hit safely in six straight games and now owns a .260/.297/.377 batting line with four home runs and 15 RBI since making his major league debut on June 14. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:17 pm
  • Nats, Jays among clubs interested in Kimbrel
    According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Nationals and Blue Jays are among the teams looking into acquiring Padres closer Craig Kimbrel.

    Advice: Washington and Toronto have also been linked to Jonathan Papelbon and Aroldis Chapman. It's a market flush with late-inning relief help, with Tyler Clippard, Francisco Rodriguez, and Jim Johnson also being dangled publicly ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. Kimbrel has been his usual dominant self after a shaky first few months in a Padres uniform, boasting a 2.75 ERA and 55/15 K/BB ratio in 39 1/3 total innings along with 29 saves. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:22 am
  • CarGo stays hot as Rockies rout the Reds
    Carlos Gonzalez stayed red-hot on Sunday, blasting another pair of home runs and driving in six as the Rockies routed the Reds 17-7 at Coors Field.

    Advice: Gonzalez delivered an RBI single to start a 10-run third inning, which he finished with a two-run homer. He wasn't finished though, as he clobbered a three-run shot in the fifth to cap off his massive afternoon. He has now hit seven home runs in his last nine games and is slashing .270/.326/.497 on the season with 18 long balls and 47 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:22 pm
  • Dodgers view Gallardo as secondary option
    Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Dodgers currently view Yovani Gallardo as a secondary option if they are unable to land Cole Hamels or David Price.

    Advice: It's a near certainty that the Rangers deal the right-hander before next week's deadline, and they may not be able to wait for the rest of the pitching market to play out before pulling the trigger. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:17 pm
  • Gallardo surrenders five runs in no-decision
    Yovani Gallardo allowed five earned runs in four innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Angels.

    Advice: Texas won the game with a three-run top of the eighth inning. Gallardo was very little help, coughing up eight hits and three walks in a crucial showcase start. The 29-year-old right-hander is one of the more talked-about players on the trade block and could be done in a Rangers uniform. His ERA is back above 3.00. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:53 pm
  • CarGo has two-homer night against Reds
    Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo homers in Friday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Make that five home runs in his last eight games. Who knows if the Rockies will actually deal CarGo before next Friday's non-waiver trade deadline, but the recent power surge is surely appreciated by the front office. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:43 pm
  • Cespedes doubles and singles in loss to M's
    Yoenis Cespedes went 2-for-5 with a double in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: The double was Cespedes' 28th of the year. He's turned in a nice season to this point, hitting .291/.322/.488 with 14 homers and 54 RBI, and has been mentioned as a potential trade chip along with All-Star teammate David Price. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:56 pm
  • Dodgers, Rangers have talked about Gallardo
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers and Rangers have talked about Yovani Gallardo.

    Advice: Morosi is also tying the Royals to Gallardo, who has posted a surprising 2.91 ERA in 117 1/3 innings this season for the Rangers. There's little doubt that the Dodgers will acquire a starting pitcher ahead of the July 31 trade deadline and the list of possible targets is long and wide-ranging. Gallardo, 29, is earning $14 million this year. He can become a free agent in the fall. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:11 am
  • Royals 'considering' Gallardo, Cueto, others
    According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Royals are "considering Yovani Gallardo and Johnny Cueto, among many other options for their rotation."

    Advice: Cueto would obviously be the biggest splash, but Gallardo isn't a bad target either for the starter-needing Royals. Gallardo has revitalized his career this season in an unlikely spot -- Arlington, Texas -- boasting a 2.91 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 80/43 K/BB ratio in 117 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old right-hander would obviously come much cheaper than Cueto in terms of prospects. Kansas City just lost Jason Vargas to Tommy John surgery. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:20 am
  • Gonzalez's three-run homer not enough vs TEX
    Carlos Gonzalez smashed a three-run homer in Wednesday's 10-8 loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Gonzalez's three-run homer in the eighth inning tied the game at 8-all, but alas, the Rockies bullpen immediately blew the team's new-found lease on life. The outfielder would finish the game 1-for-4. After some tough sledding early in the season, the once-mighty slugger has shown signs of life in June and July and has pushed his overall slash-line to .258/.315/.455 to pair with 14 homers and 39 RBI. He's bounced back nicely from an injury-plagued 2014 and he could post a very good second half to the season if he's able to keep this going. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:25 pm
  • Lindor smacks homer in first to set tone
    Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday afternoon's win over the Brewers.

    Advice: The home run was Lindor's third of the season. He's hitting a relatively unimpressive .246/.284/.349 across 126 at-bats, but there's possible value to be had here in deeper AL-only formats so long as he continues to hit in the two-hole. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:03 pm
  • Rizzo can't manage hit in loss to Reds
    Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-4 in Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Rizzo was far from the only Cub to struggle in the contest, as the team compiled just five total hits. He had a chance to do a little cosmetic damage in the ninth inning, when he stepped to the plate with two runners on and his team down 9-1, but he flew out. These things happen. Rizzo's hitting .285/.400/.510 with 16 homers and 51 RBI this season. He's recorded just three hits in 25 at-bats coming out of the break, but we're confident in saying that the current slump will likely come to an end soon enough. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:41 pm
  • Cespedes goes yard but the Tigers lose anyway
    Yoenis Cespedes went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run as the Tigers lost on Tuesday to the Mariners.

    Advice: Cespedes started a four-run fifth inning with a game-tying two-run home run off of Taijuan Walker. The outfielder could be made available in a trade if the Tigers can't right their ship quickly. He's hitting .289/.315/.488 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:13 pm
  • Rangers 'listening' on Yovani Gallardo
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers are "listening" on Yovani Gallardo even while involved in Cole Hamels trade talks.

    Advice: Rosenthal says that the Rangers could both buy and sell, as they're not really contenders this season but could go after Hamels as a long-term play. Gallardo is in the midst of a nice season, having put up a 2.91 ERA across 20 starts for the Rangers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:57 pm
  • Kimbrel mows down the Giants for 26th save
    Craig Kimbrel needed only four pitches to dispatch the Giants for his 26th save as the Padres emerged victorious 4-2 on Monday.

    Advice: Kimbrel induced ground outs from Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco before getting Hector Sanchez to fly out to end the contest. The right-hander is now 26-for-27 in save chances with a 2.97 ERA and a 52/14 K/BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:37 pm
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