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  • Moreland cranks grand slam on Saturday
    Mitch Moreland crushed a grand slam in the first inning to lead the Rangers over the Indians on Saturday.

    Advice: The big fly pretty much ended the game before it began as the Indians never did cross the plate all night. Moreland scored a run in the third inning on an Elvis Andrus double. He finished the night 1-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored. He has a .253 batting average with 22 home runs and 55 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Votto drills 21st home run of the season
    Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a two-run blast in Saturday's whipping of the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The other hit was a double. Votto has been wreaking an unholy vengeance on baseballs since the All Star break. Entering tonight's game he was batting .442/.542/.682 in the second half of the season (38 games). That line will be even scarier after tonight's action. He started the season with a two-month slump that is keeping his season-long numbers depressed. Overall he is batting .311/.435/.527 with 21 home runs, 76 RBI, 82 runs scored and eight stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:29 pm
  • Beckham goes 3-for-4 on Saturday
    Tim Beckham drew a start at first base and went 3-for-4 with a double in a loss to the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: One of the hits was a double but none of his three hits factored into the scoring. He was the first overall pick of the 2008 draft but failed to develop into anything more than a utility infielder in the major leagues. He is batting .235/.285/.433 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 187 at-bats on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:43 pm
  • Johnson clubs pinch-hit grand slam
    Kelly Johnson clubbed a pinch-hit grand slam in Saturday’s lopsided win over the Phillies.

    Advice: The Mets hit four home runs on the night and now have 87 homers at Citi Field this season, their most since the stadium opened in 2009. Johnson has been a useful piece since making his return to the Mets, hitting .293 with eight homers in 56 games. He has four pinch-hit homers, which is one shy of the club record. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:22 pm
    New Player Note
    Kelly Johnson NYM - 1B,2B,3B,LF
    10:10 am vs Phi
     
  • Jose Abreu blasts 18th homer to power ChiSox
    Jose Abreu blasted his 18th home run of the season on Saturday, powering the White Sox in a 9-3 victory over the Mariners.

    Advice: He wasn't alone, as teammates Avisail Garcia, Tyler Saladino and Alex Avila also left the yard. Abreu's solo shot in the first inning gave the White Sox an early 2-0 advantage. He finished the night 1-for-5 and is now hitting .285/.341/.455 with 18 homers and 72 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:11 pm
    11:10 am vs Sea
     
  • Belt (neck) scratched from Saturday's lineup
    Brandon Belt was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup against the Braves due to a stiff neck.

    Advice: It's probably safe to call him day-to-day. Conor Gillaspie will fill in at first base and bat fifth. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:53 pm
    Day-to-Day
    1:05 pm vs Atl
     
  • Victor Martinez ejected from Saturday's game
    Victor Martinez was ejected from Saturday's game against the Angels in the middle of an at-bat in the third inning.

    Advice: V-Mart got tossed after expressing his displeasure with the strike zone of home plate umpire Mike Everitt. After being ejected, he had to be restrained by Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and teammate J.D. Martinez. He then threw his helmet back onto the field after returning to the dugout. It was quite a display. Tyler Collins replaced him at designated hitter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:43 pm
  • Matt Carpenter getting the day off Saturday
    Matt Carpenter is not in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Carpenter is just getting a breather. Brandon Moss will handle first base in his absence and bat third against A's right-hander Zach Neal. Carpenter enjoyed a monster first half but has slumped since the All-Star break (.219 AVG in 73 at-bats). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:55 pm
    New Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    11:15 am vs Oak
     
  • Chris Davis homers twice in loss to Yankees
    Chris Davis belted a pair of home runs as the Orioles were crushed by the Yankees on Saturday afternoon.

    Advice: Davis got the O's on the board with a two-run shot off of Chad Green in the third inning then added on a towering solo shot in the fifth as part of back-to-back jacks with Mark Trumbo. Davis finished the afternoon 2-for-3 and is now hitting .227/.340/.482 with 32 homers and 72 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:39 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,RF
    10:05 am @NYY
     
  • Edwin Encarnacion goes deep in win over Twins
    Edwin Encarnacion connected on his 36th home run of the season in Saturday's come-from-behind 8-7 victory over the Twins.

    Advice: He tagged Twins starter Ervin Santana for the two-run blast in the sixth inning, pulling the Jays to within two runs at 5-3. He then added an RBI single in the seventh to cut the deficit to one at 7-6. Encarnacion finished the afternoon 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and three RBI. He's now hitting .271/.361/.557 with 36 homers and 105 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:17 pm
  • Trevor Plouffe homers again, Twins fall late
    Trevor Plouffe homered for the second consecutive game on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Twins to victory over the Blue Jays in Toronto.

    Advice: Plouffe tagged Bo Schultz for a two-run blast in the seventh inning that increased the Twins' advantage to 7-3. That would be the extent of their scoring on the afternoon though, leaving room for the Jays to mount a late-inning comeback. Plouffe also singled, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3 plus a walk. He's hitting .257/.297/.409 with nine homers and 39 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:16 pm
  • Danny Valencia not in A's lineup on Saturday
    Danny Valencia is not in the Athletics starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: It appears to be just a day of rest for Valencia. Ryan Healy is getting the start at the hot corner while Yonder Alonso mans first base for the A's against Alex Reyes and the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:35 pm
    New Player Note
    Danny Valencia Oak - 1B,3B,LF,RF
    11:15 am @StL
     
  • Mariners recall Dae-Ho Lee from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled 1B/DH Dae-Ho Lee from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: With Tom Wilhelmsen being placed on the disabled list, they were able to recall Lee even though it has been fewer than 10 days since he was optioned out. With the Mariners facing several left-handed starters in the coming days, he should see significant action. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:32 pm
  • Brad Miller not in Rays lineup on Saturday
    Brad Miller is not in the Rays starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros.

    Advice: Nothing more than a routine day of rest for the power-hitting infielder. Tim Beckham is drawing the start in his place at first base and will bat fifth against Dallas Keuchel and the Astros on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:19 pm
    New Player Note
    Brad Miller TB - 1B,2B,SS,LF,CF
    11:10 am @Hou
     
  • Scott Van Slyke to undergo wrist surgery
    Scott Van Slyke is set to undergo season-ending surgery on his right wrist.

    Advice: He sustained the injury in May and there had been hope that he could rehab and return before the end of the season, but they'll opt for surgery instead. He should be fully recovered and ready to go for spring training. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:22 am
    60-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs ChC
     
  • Joe Mauer (quad) returns to Twins lineup
    Joe Mauer (quad) returned to the Twins starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Mauer missed the past three games due to a strained quad. He's back in his customary second spot in the Twins lineup and starting at first base against Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:47 am
    Day-to-Day
    10:07 am @Tor
     
  • Chris Johnson has walk-off hit vs. Padres
    Chris Johnson delivered a walk-off ground-rule double in Friday’s 7-6 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: Johnson wasn’t in the starting lineup, but he came off the bench in the fourth inning and went hitless over his first three at-bats before playing hero in the bottom of the ninth. The 30-year-old was an unlikely candidate, as he’s batting just .230/.288/.347 over 99 games this season. He gets most of his playing time against southpaws, but isn’t even hitting them well. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:20 pm
  • Plouffe homers, drives in two in loss
    Trevor Plouffe homered, drew a walk, and drove in two runs in Friday’s loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: He went 1-for-3 on the night. Plouffe slugged a solo homer in the first inning — his first homer since way back on July 1 — and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the third. The 30-year-old has had an underwhelming season while also missing time with a fractured rib, but at least he has driven in 10 runs over his last 10 games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:15 pm
  • Daniel Murphy crushes 25th homer in win
    Daniel Murphy crushed his 25th home run of the year on Friday, propelling the Nationals to an 8-5 victory over the Rockies.

    Advice: Murphy finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and scored a pair of runs. He plated a run with an RBI ground out in the third inning before belting his solo shot off of Rockies starter Jeff Hoffman in the fourth. Not only is Murphy leading the National League in hitting (.346), but he has already completely demolished his previous career bests in home runs (14) and RBI (78). Thoroughly enjoying his first season in Washington, Murphy is slashing .346/.390/.615 with 25 long balls and 98 RBI. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:46 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    10:35 am vs Col
     
  • Flores slugs grand slam in win over Phillies
    Wilmer Flores slugged a grand slam in Friday’s victory over the Phillies.

    Advice: It was his only hit in four at-bats on Friday, but it was a huge one, as his fifth-inning blast extended the Mets’ lead to 6-1. They added three more runs in the sixth to put the game out of reach. Flores hasn’t done much against right-handers this season, but he continues to mash lefties. 10 of his 14 homers have come against left-handers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:27 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    10:10 am vs Phi
     
  • Teixeira homers, drives in three vs. Orioles
    Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against the Orioles on Friday.

    Advice: Teixeira connected for a two-run blast off Yovani Gallardo in the first inning before adding an RBI single in the second. It was a rare big night for the veteran first baseman, who has taken on a diminished role over the past month. He’s now batting .201 with 11 homers and a .629 OPS through 91 games in his final MLB season Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:18 pm
  • White Sox activate Alex Avila from 15-day DL
    White Sox activated C Alex Avila from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Avila had been sidelined since July 6 with a right hamstring strain. With Dioner Navarro shipped out to Toronto on Friday, Avila should see the bulk of the action behind the plate for the White Sox over the final five-plus weeks of the regular season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:10 pm
    11:10 am vs Sea
     
  • Joe Mauer (quad) out again on Friday
    Joe Mauer (quad) remained out of the Twins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He'll sit out a third straight game with a quad problem, but the Twins are optimistic Mauer will be ready to go Saturday. Trevor Plouffe has slid over to first base and Eduardo Escobar is at third. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:08 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:07 am @Tor
     
  • Stephen Cardullo called up from Triple-A
    Rockies purchased the contract of INF/OF Stephen Cardullo from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: A cool story here, as Cardullo spent 2012-15 in independent ball before catching on in the Rockies' organization this season. The 28-year-old batted .308/.367/.522 with 17 homers and 72 RBI for Albuquerque to earn a promotion. Cardullo could see the occasional start against lefties. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:01 pm
  • Justin Bour (ankle) resumes activities
    Justin Bour (ankle) has resumed baseball activities.

    Advice: Bour was shut down for two weeks after having a setback with his high right ankle sprain, but he resumed hitting and throwing on Wednesday. The first baseman is feeling better but didn't want to put a timetable on his return. "I can't give a time. I wish I could," Bour said. "I made the mistake before of having a time set out in my mind, and I was wrong." Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:22 am
    60-Day DL
    10:10 am vs SD
     
  • Ben Paulsen optioned to Triple-A
    Rockies optioned 1B/OF Ben Paulsen to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Paulsen got a shot at the first base job with Mark Reynolds (hand) going down but picked up just three hits in 26 at-bats. It appears the Rockies will go with Gerardo Parra and Ryan Raburn at first now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:27 am
    Player Note
    Ben Paulsen Col - 1B,LF
    Not Active
    10:35 am @Was
     
  • Goldschmidt singles, scores in low-scoring L
    Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Goldschmidt was one of just two Diamondbacks to record hits on the evening (Jean Segura also notched a single). Goldy would come around to score on a Chris Owings RBI ground out in the seventh for the team's lone run of the contest. The All-Star first baseman is slashing .304/.421/.505 with 20 homers and 78 RBI across 461 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:46 pm
    1:10 pm vs Cin
     
  • Van Slyke (wrist) transferred to 60-day DL
    Dodgers transferred OF Scott Van Slyke to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: That opens up a spot for Shawn Zarraga on the 40-man roster. With less than two months to go, this move effectively ends Van Slyke's season. He was hitting .225 before a right wrist injury sent him to the disabled list in early May. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:36 pm
    60-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs ChC
     
  • Molitor: Joe Mauer again having quad issues
    Twins manager Paul Molitor confirmed Thursday that Joe Mauer is again having quad issues.

    Advice: It's the reason Mauer was out of the lineup Wednesday and will sit again Thursday. He injured the quad last week while running the bases in Atlanta and could need a couple more games off, though Molitor said he's not ruling Mauer out for Friday night's series opener on the road against the Blue Jays. Trevor Plouffe is playing first base on Thursday versus the Tigers with Eduardo Escobar at third. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:22 am
    Day-to-Day
    10:07 am @Tor
     
  • Mauer absent from Twins' lineup again Thurs.
    Joe Mauer is out of the Twins' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Tigers.

    Advice: Mauer didn't play Wednesday either and could be dealing with another flareup of quad soreness. Trevor Plouffe is at first base and Eduardo Escobar is at third. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:28 am
    Day-to-Day
    10:07 am @Tor
     
  • Tim Beckham (hamstring) remains out Thurs.
    Tim Beckham (hamstring) remains out of the Rays' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

    Advice: Beckham made an early exit Tuesday after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring and did not play Wednesday. He usually starts somewhere when the Rays face a left-handed pitcher, but the versatile 26-year-old is on the bench Thursday versus Red Sox southpaw Drew Pomeranz. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:39 am
  • Nats' Murphy goes 3-for-5 with a grand slam
    Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBI against the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Advice: Murphy's season gets more impressive nearly every day. The grand slam came in the ninth inning but the Nationals were behind by seven runs at the time and couldn't make up that much ground. The second baseman's .347/.391/.611 slash line with a 1.002 OPS is off the charts. He chips in 24 home runs and 95 RBI to boot. Unless he falls flat on his face the rest of the season this will go down as by far the best year of his career. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:43 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    10:35 am vs Col
     
  • Encarnacion goes 2-for-3 with a walk Wed.
    Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a walk versus the Angels on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is having another monster season. He is batting .271/.360/.556 with 35 home runs, 101 RBI and 78 runs scored in 124 games. He is nearly certain to set career highs in each of those counting stat categories as long as he stays on the field. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:03 pm
  • Flores hits three-run shot in win over Cards
    Wilmer Flores hit a three-run home run as the Mets bested the Cardinals 7-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Getting a start against a lefty as per usual, Flores turned on an inside fastball in the first inning for the three-run dinger. It was his only hit in the game and Flores' 13th homer of the year. With first base still a big question mark and Flores' ability to hit left-handed pitching, the 25-year-old should continue to draw starts at the less-hot corner going forward. Flores is hitting .259/.315/.447 in 87 games total. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:00 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    10:10 am vs Phi
     
  • V-Mart homers, scores three runs vs. Twins
    Victor Martinez finished 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Twins.

    Advice: Martinez had three of the Tigers' 14 hits on the evening, including a two-run blast in the seventh. The homer was No. 23 for V-Mart, who now has 73 RBI and 52 runs scored. After enduring a cold July, the 37-year-old is hitting .305 with six homers, 13 RBI and 12 runs scored this month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:02 pm
  • Abreu homers in third straight to down Phils
    Jose Abreu homered in his third straight game Tuesday, leading the White Sox to a lopsided 9-1 victory over the Phillies.

    Advice: Abreu finished 2-for-3 with three RBI in the game, knocking an RBI single in the third inning before blasting a two-run homer in the fifth. After a largely pedestrian season, Abreu is lighting it up in the month of August, hitting .373 with six homers, 14 RBI and 13 runs scored. The good month has his overall line up to .285/.341/.455 with 17 home runs, 70 RBI and 48 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:22 pm
    11:10 am vs Sea
     
  • Chris Davis slugs 30th homer as Orioles roll
    Chris Davis singled and smacked a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

    Advice: He singled and scored in the Orioles' three-run third inning and then added an insurance run with a long homer in the eighth off of Yusmeiro Petit. The dinger was Crush's 30th of the season, giving him at least 30 bombs in four out of the last five campaigns. Six of those homers have come over his last seven games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:15 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,RF
    10:05 am @NYY
     
  • Beckham leaves game with tight hamstring
    Tim Beckham left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a tight left hamstring.

    Advice: He was replaced in the lineup by Richie Shaffer before the top of the eighth inning, finishing the night 1-for-3 with a single. Beckham will be reevaluated by the Rays' medical team on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:11 pm
  • Justin Bour (ankle) transferred to 60-day DL
    Marlins transferred 1B Justin Bour from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: It's a procedural move that won't affect Bour one way or the other. He's been out with a sprained ankle since early July and there's still no timetable for his return. Chris Johnson and Xavier Scruggs will continue to man first in his absence. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:34 pm
    60-Day DL
    10:10 am vs SD
     
  • Paul Goldschmidt walks it off for Arizona
    Paul Goldschmidt's third hit of Monday's game was a walkoff homer in the bottom of the ninth as the Diamondbacks edged the Braves 9-8.

    Advice: It was Goldschmidt's 19th homer. You know you're pretty good when you can be hitting .300 with an OPS over .900 and still be considered a modest disappointment. While he's not hitting like he did last year, Goldschmidt is right on pace to reach 25 homers and 100 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:23 pm
    1:10 pm vs Cin
     
  • Valencia will be back in lineup Tuesday
    Danny Valencia will return to the lineup Tuesday, according to Athletics manager Bob Melvin.

    Advice: Valencia was fined as a result of his altercation with teammate Billy Butler over the weekend, but no suspension is expected to be levied. Butler was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list as a result of the clubhouse fight. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:41 pm
    New Player Note
    Danny Valencia Oak - 1B,3B,LF,RF
    11:15 am @StL
     
  • Teixeira not in Monday's lineup
    Mark Teixeira is not in Monday's lineup against the Mariners.

    Advice: The Yankees are looking toward the future, so Teixeira is continuing to see a diminished role. Tyler Austin will start at first base and bat ninth against right-hander Cody Martin. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:45 pm
  • Votto drives in four but Reds fall to Dodgers
    Joey Votto went 3-for-6 with four RBI in the Reds' loss to the Dodgers on Monday afternoon.

    Advice: Votto hit an RBI single in the third inning, an RBI double in the fourth inning, and an RBI triple in the bottom of the sixth. He had a shot at a rare natural cycle when he came to the plate in the bottom of the ninth but instead hit into an RBI groundout. What a shame. The first baseman has a stellar .309/.433/.522 batting line with 20 home runs and 72 RBI in 121 games this season for the last-place Reds. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:46 pm
  • Avila (hamstring) cleared for rehab games
    Alex Avila (hamstring) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: And he figures to return to the White Sox active roster by the end of this week, assuming he can avoid a physical setback. Avila initially landed on the disabled list July 6 with a right hamstring strain and then reaggravated the injury a few weeks later. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:41 am
    11:10 am vs Sea
     
  • Victor Martinez getting a day off Sunday
    Victor Martinez is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Miguel Cabrera is in the designated hitter spot Sunday, with Jarrod Saltalamacchia getting a start at first base. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 9:13 am
  • Murphy goes 3-for-4 with a solo homer
    Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a solo home run as the Nationals' offense went wild on Saturday.

    Advice: He walked as well. The Nationals racked up 17 hits and Murphy contributed his share. He continues to build his case for MVP of the National League. He is now batting .348/.391/.613 with 23 home runs, 88 RBI and 74 runs. He is on pace to set career bests in pretty much every stat except stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 8:18 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    10:35 am vs Col
     
  • Valencia registers yet another multi-hit game
    Danny Valencia went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the White Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: The homer was Valencia's 15th of the year. The infielder now has multiple hits in each of his last six games, raising his overall line to .302/.351/.478 in 97 games. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 7:50 pm
    New Player Note
    Danny Valencia Oak - 1B,3B,LF,RF
    11:15 am @StL
     
  • Abreu hits 15th homer in win over Athletics
    Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Athletics.

    Advice: Abreu connected on a Ross Detwiler pitch in the first inning for a solo dong, and he later doubled and scored. The homer was just his 15th of the year, giving him 66 RBI and 45 runs scored on the year. His rate stats are decent -- Abreu is batting .283/.338/.443 overall -- but the first baseman has been one of the biggest fantasy disappointments this year after being a fringe first-rounder in March. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 7:46 pm
    11:10 am vs Sea
     
  • Davis crunches 29th homer on Saturday
    Chris Davis crunched his 29th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: The solo blast was the only run his team could muster against Astros starter Mike Fiers. Davis finished the night 1-for-2 with a walk. He was removed for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning. The game was out of hand by that point so presumably the move was made purely to give Davis a bit of extra rest. Davis has a lowly .224 batting average but the 29 home runs, 67 RBI and 78 runs scored help make up for it. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 7:43 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,RF
    10:05 am @NYY
     
  • Votto homers, drives in four vs. Dodgers
    Joey Votto had a big night at the plate Friday against the Dodgers, going 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, four RBI, and two runs scored.

    Advice: It’s safe to say that Votto satisfied whatever critics he might have in this one. In addition to launching a three-run homer in the first inning, he later drew a walk with the bases loaded to force home a run in the fourth. He’s hitting a superhuman .421 over his last 42 games. His batting average has increased from .242 to .304 in that time. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 8:55 pm
  • Mariners option Dae-Ho Lee to Triple-A
    Mariners optioned 1B/DH Dae-Ho Lee to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: The 34-year-old slugger has done a nice job in limited time with the Mariners, but just wasn't seeing consistent enough at-bats. He also admitted that he has lost his confidence at the dish, so seeing regular playing time for a few weeks against Triple-A pitching seems like a good idea. In 253 plate appearances, he slashed .246/.308/.440 with 13 homers and 41 RBI. He'll surely be back with the big league club once rosters expand in September. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 4:17 pm
  • Daniel Murphy getting a day off Friday
    Daniel Murphy is absent from the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just getting a routine day off. The Nats have Trea Turner at second base and Clint Robinson at first. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 12:58 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    10:35 am vs Col
     
  • Alex Avila (hamstring) nears rehab assignment
    Alex Avila (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment next week.

    Advice: Avila aggravated his right hamstring injury while on a rehab assignment late last month but apparently has finally made some progress. He'd appear to be on track to be activated September 1 if he can avoid more speed bumps. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 5:59 am
    11:10 am vs Sea
     
  • Davis goes yard twice in win over Astros
    Chris Davis homered twice in Thursday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: Astros starter Joe Musgrove allowed three homers before exiting, but Davis saved his best work for reliever James Hoyt and first baseman Tyler White -- an indication of how the night went for the Astros -- hitting solo homers off each. Davis now has 27 home runs on the year, tied with teammate Manny Machado for ninth-most in the American League. Davis also has 65 RBI and 76 runs scored to go along with a .222/.338/.456 line. Rotoworld.com Aug 18, 7:58 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,RF
    10:05 am @NYY
     
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