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  • Kolten Wong out Tuesday with shoulder injury
    Kolten Wong is out of the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday due to a shoulder injury.

    Advice: Wong was given a cortisone injection and is "a day away" from being able to play defense, according to the Cardinals. He could be available to pinch-hit on Tuesday night against the visiting Reds. Rotoworld.com 48 minutes ago
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Devon Travis day-to-day with shoulder issue
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is considered day-to-day.

    Advice: Travis got tangled up in Monday night's benches-clearing brawl with the Yankees, suffering an injury to his left shoulder that he then aggravated on a swing later in the game. It's not clear when he might return. Joaquin Benoit also suffered an injury -- a calf tear, to be exact -- in that pointless fracas Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:31 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:07 pm vs Bal
     
  • Matt Carpenter (finger) in STL lineup Tuesday
    Matt Carpenter (finger) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Carpenter has been dealing with a right ring finger injury and sat out of Monday's blowout loss to the Reds, but it's apparently nothing serious. He'll start at first base and bat leadoff Tuesday versus Cincinnati right-hander Robert Stephenson. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:27 pm
    New Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Wilmer Flores felt more wrist pain Monday
    Wilmer Flores felt lingering pain in his wrist while trying to swing a bat on Monday.

    Advice: He'll be shut down for another couple days and could very well be done for the year, unless the Mets can muster a deep postseason run. Flores hasn't appeared in a major league game since September 10 due to a bone bruise in his left wrist. He was slashing .267/.319/.469 with 16 homers and 49 RBI in 307 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:12 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Aledmys Diaz back in Cardinals lineup Tues.
    Aledmys Diaz is back in the Cardinals' lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds.

    Advice: Diaz was excused from the club on Monday to visit and mourn with the family of Jose Fernandez in Miami. The two grew up together in Cuba. Diaz will start at shortstop and bat seventh Tuesday versus Reds right-hander Robert Stephenson. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:08 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Kipnis, Napoli, Lindor, Ramirez out Tuesday
    Jason Kipnis is out of the Indians' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Tigers.

    Advice: Mike Napoli, Jose Ramirez, and Francisco Lindor will also sit after the Indians clinched the American League Central on Monday night. Tigers ace Justin Verlander should dominate this particular Cleveland lineup. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:02 pm
    4:10 pm @Det
     
  • Travis (shoulder) out of Jays' lineup Tuesday
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

    Advice: Travis left Monday's game against the Yankees with a left shoulder injury, but the severity isn't yet known. Darwin Barney is filling in at second base on Tuesday while Ezequiel Carrera will play right field and bat leadoff. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:44 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:07 pm vs Bal
     
  • Giants acquire Gordon Beckham from Braves
    Giants acquired INF Gordon Beckham from the Braves for cash considerations.

    Advice: Beckham will give the Giants some infield depth this week with Eduardo Nunez and Brandon Crawford banged up, but he will not be eligible for the postseason. The 30-year-old is batting just .217/.300/.354 across 273 plate appearances this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:41 pm
    7:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Starlin Castro (hamstring) returns to lineup
    Starlin Castro (hamstring) has returned to the Yankees' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Castro appeared as pinch-hitter during Monday's game and now he's ready to return to the starting lineup. He'll hit cleanup against David Price. The 26-year-old has been out for 10 days with a right hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:35 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Murphy (glute) remains sidelined Tuesday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) remains sidelined Tuesday.

    Advice: Murphy has now missed nine straight starts with a strained left glute, but the Nationals are confident he'll be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. Stephen Drew is getting another start at second base on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:32 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Giants near deal to acquire Gordon Beckham
    Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants are "very close" to acquiring infielder Gordon Beckham from the Braves.

    Advice: Eduardo Nunez is out with a hamstring injury, so Beckham would provide some infield depth this week. He would not be eligible for the postseason. Beckham, 30, is batting just .217/.300/.354 over 273 plate appearances this season and will hit free agency this winter. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:50 am
    7:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Marlins, Prado agree to three-year extension
    Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins and Martin Prado have agreed to a three-year, $40 million extension.

    Advice: Prado was previously due to hit a weak free agent market this winter, but he's now locked up through his age-35 season in 2019. Acquired from the Yankees in December of 2014, Prado has hit .297/.350/.405 over two seasons with Miami and has emerged as a clubhouse leader. The Marlins made it a top priority to keep him in the fold and they were successful. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:17 am
    4:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Castro (hamstring) appears as pinch-hitter
    Starlin Castro (hamstring) flew out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning during Monday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Castro has been out since September 17 with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:36 am
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Joe Wendle goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Joe Wendle went 0-for-4 as Oakland's leadoff man in Monday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: The A's have tons of at-bats available for Wendle, Brett Eibner and two guys very likely to be let go in October in Danny Valencia and Yonder Alonso, but they can't find a single start for Arismendy Alcantara somehow. Wendle is hitting .260 since getting the call on Aug. 31, but that comes with just one extra-base hit and five walks in 77 at-bats. At best, he'll be an adequate platoon second baseman while he's cheap. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:54 pm
  • Robinson Cano homers twice in victory
    Robinson Cano homered in the third and 11th innings Monday to propel the Mariners to a 4-3 win over the Astros.

    Advice: Cano's first homer overtook his previous career high of 33 from 2012. The second was more than cherry on top, though; it helped keep the Mariners postseason hopes alive. He has 94 RBI now, and the Mariners could have three players reach the century mark in that category; Nelson Cruz is up to 101 and Kyle Seager is at 96. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:36 pm
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Jonathan Villar homers twice against Rangers
    Jonathan Villar homered twice, doubled and knocked in five runs to lead the Brewers past the Rangers 8-3 on Monday.

    Advice: That's not so good for the old stolen base numbers there, Jonathan. Still, he's up to 18 homers this year after hitting 10 over 589 at-bats in parts of three seasons with the Astros. There was no doubt he'd steal a whole bunch of bases if the playing time was to be had, but the power outburst didn't seem so likely. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
    5:05 pm @Tex
     
  • Jean Segura slugs two homers in D'Backs rout
    Jean Segura clubbed a pair of home runs and drove in three in Monday's blowout win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Segura got the scoring starting for the D'Backs with a solo shot in the fourth and then added a two-run shot in the eighth. He also had a single on the night. A lot of things have gone wrong for Arizona this season, but Segura certainly hasn't been one of them. He's up to a career-high 19 home runs and is just four hits shy of a 200-hit campaign. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:47 pm
    4:05 pm @Was
     
  • Trea Turner notches three hits in loss Monday
    Trea Turner went 3-for-5 with a two-run double in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He had three of the Nationals' eight hits on the night, plating a pair with his two-bagger in the fourth inning. Turner now has a modest five-game hitting streak going, although this was his first multi-hit effort in over a week. We'll give him a pass given the run he had been on. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 pm
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Gordon homers in Marlins' emotional win
    Dee Gordon went 4-for-5 with his first home run of the season while also adding a stolen base in Monday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: Gordon provided one of the most unforgettable moments of the season in this one. After an emotional pregame honoring their late teammate Jose Fernandez, Gordon stood in the right side of the batter's box for the first pitch of the bottom of the first inning as an ode to Fernandez. He then moved over to his regular left side and slugged a pitch out to right for his first dinger of the season. Gordon was bawling as he rounded the bases and was then greeted by his teammates in an incredibly moving moment. Justin Bour also had a big night for the fish, going 3-for-3 while falling a homer shy of the cycle. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:25 pm
    4:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Baez's six RBI propel Cubs to 100th victory
    Javier Baez hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs in Monday's victory over the Pirates.

    Advice: Baez took Chad Kuhl deep in the fourth inning for his second grand slam of the season. He wasn't done there, adding a two-RBI single in the sixth to extend the Cubs' lead to 11-0 at the time. Kris Bryant also went deep for the Cubbies, who claimed their 100th victory of the season. It's the first time since 1935 that the Cubs have reached 100 wins. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:58 pm
    New Player Note
    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • Travis (shoulder) makes early exit Monday
    Devon Travis left Monday's game against the Yankees with a left shoulder injury.

    Advice: Travis went 0-for-3 with a strikeout before leaving after five innings and could be seen wincing on a swing. The specifics of the issue aren't yet known, but it's worth noting that he had a pair of surgeries on his left shoulder last year. We should know more soon. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:49 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:07 pm vs Bal
     
  • Diaz away from Cards after Fernandez's death
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that Aledmys Diaz traveled to Miami on Monday to be with family and close friends following the tragic passing of Jose Fernandez.

    Advice: Diaz was childhood friends and neighbors with Fernandez, who was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident. "That was a place he needed to be today," said Matheny. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:10 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Matt Carpenter dealing with injury to finger
    Matt Carpenter has been dealing with an issue to his right ring finger.

    Advice: That explains his absence from Monday's lineup. It's apparently been a lingering issue, so the hope is that the rest will improve his symptoms. Not ideal with the Cardinals fighting to stay in the race. Greg Garcia will start at second base and bat leadoff Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Castro (hammy) available as pinch-hitter
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Starlin Castro (hamstring) is available as a pinch-hitter Monday.

    Advice: Castro has been out since September 17 with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring, but he felt well enough to run the bases on Monday. It's unclear when he could be ready to return to the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:49 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Diaz out of Monday's lineup
    Aledmys Diaz is out of the Cardinals' lineup Monday versus the Reds.

    Advice: Diaz, who was childhood friends and neighbors with Jose Fernandez, was also out of the lineup on Sunday. The club will allow him to leave the team for Fernandez's funeral if he chooses to do so. Jedd Gyorko is playing shortstop Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:02 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Carpenter, Diaz out of Cards' lineup Monday
    Matt Carpenter is not in Monday's lineup against the Reds.

    Advice: The Cardinals are fighting to keep pace in the Wild Card race, but Carpenter will take a seat Monday. Aledmys Diaz is also out of the lineup for the second straight day. Greg Garcia will start at second base and bat leadoff while Jedd Gyorko will play shortstop and hit seventh. Tim Adleman will start for the Reds. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Pirates place Josh Harrison on 60-day DL
    Pirates placed INF Josh Harrison on the 60-day disabled list with a groin injury.

    Advice: Harrison was shut down two weeks ago with a right groin strain. The 29-year-old finishes the 2016 season with a disappointing .283/.311/.388 batting line in 131 games. He's owed $7.75 million in 2017 on a contract that carries options through 2020. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:45 pm
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,LF,RF
    60-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Daniel Murphy (glute) still shut down Monday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) remains shut down Monday.

    Advice: Murphy has missed seven straight starts due to a strained left glute and it sounds like he won't be very active in this final week. But the star second baseman should be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. He has a .347/.391/.596 batting line, 25 homers, and 104 RBI in 141 games this season for the NL East-champion Nationals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:22 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Ben Zobrist collects three hits in win Sunday
    Ben Zobrist had a nice night at the dish in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Cardinals, going 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of runs scored.

    Advice: His pace has certainly cooled after a blistering start to the season, but he has still been a solid producer in the middle of the Cubs lineup throughout the season. With the three-hit attack, Zobrist is now hitting .272/.385/.431 with 15 homers and 72 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:30 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist ChC - 2B,LF,RF
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • Adam Rosales goes deep in win over Giants
    Adam Rosales went 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk as the Padres came from behind to beat the Giants 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in San Diego.

    Advice: Rosales tagged Giants starter Ty Blach for a solo shot in the third inning, pulling the Padres to within a run at 3-2. The lefty-mashing utility man has been on a tear as of late and is now slashing .232/.322/.502 with 13 long balls and 35 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:51 pm
    Player Note
    Adam Rosales SD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs LAD
     
  • Dustin Pedroia homers, scores winning run
    Dustin Pedroia hit a solo homer and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th-inning of Sunday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Pedroia's dinger in the third inning had the Red Sox on top until the Rays came through with a run in the eighth. He scored the winner on a wacky play in the 10th where he should've been thrown out by 10 feet, but Pedoira danced around catcher Luke Maile before diving in to touch home plate as he dislodged the ball from Maile's glove. Pedroia has gone deep in two straight. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:12 pm
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Aledmys Diaz not in Cardinals lineup Sunday
    Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Cubs.

    Advice: It's unclear if Diaz was going to sit out anyways, or if manager Mike Matheny is giving him a day to grieve after his childhood friend and neighbor, Jose Fernandez, was killed in a tragic boating accident early Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:54 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Trea Turner among Nationals regulars resting
    Trea Turner is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's among many regulars resting for the Nats a day after they clinched the National League East. Ben Revere will handle center field. Only Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon and Danny Espinosa are playing among the team's normal starters. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:33 am
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Gordon runs wild on Braves in Marlins victory
    Dee Gordon went 2-for-3 with three stolen bases and two runs scored in the Marlins' 6-4 win over the Braves on Saturday.

    Advice: Gordon had no fear for Braves catcher Anthony Recker, walking and stealing second base in the first inning, stealing third base in the third inning and stealing second again an inning later. The three steals give him 26 steals in 74 games this year. His .257/.298/.320 line leaves something to be desired, but the 28-year-old's speed is a fantasy difference-maker and with a full year to work with in 2017, he should once again be among the cream of the crop at second base. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:28 pm
    4:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Dietrich launches seventh homer versus Braves
    Derek Dietrich hit a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: Dietrich hit the two-run blast off Braves starter Aaron Blair in the first inning. He finished 1-for-4 in the game. Dietrich now has seven homers and 42 RBI in 122 games, batting a respectable .286/.381/.437 in that span. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:17 pm
    Player Note
    Derek Dietrich Mia - 1B,2B,3B,LF
    4:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Dustin Pedroia slams Red Sox to playoff berth
    Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-4 with a grand slam to help the Red Sox defeat the Rays 6-4 on Saturday.

    Advice: The Sox were trailing in the seventh inning when Pedroia stepped to the plate with two outs and the sacks jacked. He unloaded them with his 14th home run of the season, helping them clinch a playoff berth in the process. The homer also gave him his 100th run scored this year, and the 33-year-old is batting .318/.377/.447 with 71 RBI and seven steals through 148 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:45 pm
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Miller knocks two-run double against Red Sox
    Brad Miller hit a two-run double and scored a run against the Red Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: Miller finished the game 1-for-3 with the run-scoring double in the third inning. The 26-year-old has had a ridiculously productive season in 2016, swatting 30 homers with 80 RBI and 71 runs scored in 145 games. Miller is batting .250/.309/.498 overall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:38 pm
    Player Note
    Brad Miller TB - 1B,2B,SS,LF,CF
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Tyler Saladino (back) to see doctor on Monday
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura expects Tyler Saladino (back) will have his back checked out when the team returns home on Monday.

    Advice: He was scratched from Friday's lineup with back discomfort and is expected to miss the entire weekend series in Cleveland. It's been a rough injury month for Saladino, who just returned after missing three games with a calf issue earlier this week. The 27-year-old has hit .282 this year with eight homers, 38 RBI and 11 steals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:41 pm
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Yangervis Solarte returns after wife's death
    Yangervis Solarte has rejoined the Padres.

    Advice: He hasn't played since his wife passed away from cancer last weekend. Solarte has had a strong season for the Padres, hitting .284 with a career-high 15 HR and 68 RBI. Ryan Schimpf handed third base during his absence. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:34 pm
    7:10 pm vs LAD
     
  • Flores (wrist) could be done for the year
    ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports Wilmer Flores (wrist) may be done for the season.

    Advice: He isn't close to swinging a bat and has already received two cortisone shots since going down with a bruised wrist two weeks ago. Flores could return if the Mets make a deep postseason run but it's a near certainty he won't be back for the final week of the regular season. Assuming that's the case, Flores will close out the 2016 campaign with 16 HR, 49 RBI and a .267 average across 307 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:46 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Prado delivers two-run double in loss
    Martin Prado delivered a two-run double in Friday’s loss to the Braves.

    Advice: His first-inning double gave the Marlins an early 2-0 lead, but they were held off the board the rest of the way. With seven homers, Prado hasn’t shown much punch this year, but he has driven in 73 runs to go along with a .308/.363/.418 batting line. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:57 pm
    4:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Starlin Castro (hamstring) could run Saturday
    Starlin Castro (hamstring) will hit in an indoor batting cage Friday and hopes to do some running Saturday.

    Advice: However, he won't return this weekend in Toronto as previously hoped, as the Yankees don't want to play Castro on artificial turf. It does sound like the second baseman could be back in the lineup early next week if he continues to progress. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:49 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Tyler Saladino scratched with sore back
    Tyler Saladino was scratched from Friday's lineup with back discomfort.

    Advice: Saladino missed a few days of action last month with back issues. Consider him day-to-day. Carlos Sanchez replaced him at second base. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:46 pm
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm vs TB
     
  • MRI reveals strained glute for Daniel Murphy
    Daniel Murphy has been diagnosed with a strained left glute following an MRI.

    Advice: Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that the ailment doesn't affect Murphy when he hits, but it's an issue when he runs. The club says there's no timetable for his return, although they've ruled him out through at least the weekend. That means he'll miss, at minimum, seven straight starts. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:09 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Daniel Murphy (leg) out again on Friday
    Daniel Murphy (leg) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's now missed five straight starts with a sore left leg. Stephen Drew is handling second base in Murphy's place. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:12 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Dee Gordon not in Friday's lineup
    Dee Gordon is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Derek Dietrich is at second base and in the leadoff spot. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:58 am
    4:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Aledmys Diaz says his arm is feeling fine
    Aledmys Diaz said Friday that his right arm is feeling fine.

    Advice: "I'm good," Diaz said. The shortstop is out of the Cardinals' lineup Friday for the second time in three games since manager Mike Matheny said Diaz was dealing with some arm strength issues. He's started only seven of 12 contests since returning from the disabled list. It doesn't make sense that Diaz would be sitting if he's healthy, so it seems likely that something is going on here. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:27 am
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Aledmys Diaz not in Cards' lineup Friday
    Aledmys Diaz is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's now been on the bench for two of the last three games and has started just seven of 12 contests since being activated from the disabled list. Manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Diaz has been having issues with arm strength, although it's unclear if that's why he's not playing Friday. Jedd Gyorko is at shortstop. Brandon Moss is also on the bench Friday, as the Cards are going with Matt Adams at first base and Kolten Wong in left field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:42 am
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Solarte (personal) would like to return
    Yangervis Solarte (personal) would like to return this season, but Padres manager Andy Green said the infielder's situation remains "fluid."

    Advice: Solarte's wife, Yuliett, died this past Saturday from complications related to cancer. She was only 31. Obviously the Padres will give Solarte all the time he needs. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:04 am
    7:10 pm vs LAD
     
  • Castro (hamstring) could return this weekend
    Starlin Castro (hamstring) could return to the Yankees' lineup as soon as this weekend.

    Advice: Manager Joe Girardi essentially ruled Castro out for the season earlier this week, but the second baseman has progressed more quickly than expected. He's done treadmill work and agility drills at the club's spring training complex in Florida and hopes to begin hitting again. "I don’t know if it’s a realistic hope, but I think it’s my hope," Girardi said of the possibility of Castro rejoining the team in Toronto. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:51 am
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Kipnis launches 23rd homer in win over Royals
    Jason Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Royals on Thursday.

    Advice: Kipnis hit a solo homer in the first inning off Royals lefty Jason Vargas. The homer was his 23rd of the season, giving him 80 RBI and 88 runs scored, a career best for Kipnis. The second baseman is batting .279/.345/.475 with 14 steals to boot. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:36 pm
    4:10 pm @Det
     
  • Zobrist goes 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs
    Ben Zobrist went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: He also walked. Zobrist has been in an extended slump of late. Reds pitching was just what he needed to start putting the bat on the ball again. The 35-year-old veteran owns a .267 batting average with 15 homers, 68 RBI and 88 runs scored in 499 at-bats. He makes for a shaky fantasy play as the Cubs have been resting their starters regularly after clinching a playoff berth. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:42 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist ChC - 2B,LF,RF
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • Miller drills two solo home runs as Rays lose
    Brad Miller smoked a pair of solo home runs on Wednesday to lift his total to 30 longballs on the season.

    Advice: His previous career high was 11. His first homer came in the middle of back-to-back-to-back jacks off Masahiro Tanaka in the third inning. He went deep again with the bases empty in the eighth inning. Miller has a .249 batting average with 77 RBI and the 30 homers. He has had an unexpectedly productive season for a guy who could be obtained for nothing early in the season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:35 pm
    Player Note
    Brad Miller TB - 1B,2B,SS,LF,CF
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Murphy's leg is 'not responding to treatment'
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Daniel Murphy (leg) is not responding to treatment.

    Advice: Murphy is missing a fourth straight start Wednesday due to lingering soreness in his left leg, with Stephen Drew filling in at second. Baker is hopeful Murphy will be ready to go Friday after Thursday's scheduled team off day, but it's no sure thing. "He hasn’t been responding to treatment," Baker told reporters. "With a day off tomorrow, we’ll work on it. We’ll work on it and see." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:34 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Wilmer Flores (wrist) won't play on Thursday
    Mets manager Terry Collins has ruled out Wilmer Flores (wrist) for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

    Advice: Collins deemed the worry-level surrounding Flores' wrist as a "DEFCON 4," so that is somewhat disconcerting. The team had hoped that the 25-year-old infielder would be able to return to the lineup against Phillies southpaw Adam Morgan on Thursday. Flores is currently sidelined by a left wrist injury suffered in a collision at home plate on September 10. He has been given two cortisone shots in the intervening days, but Collins said Flores has not been able to swing a bat since the collision. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:26 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Daniel Murphy (leg) sitting again Wednesday
    Daniel Murphy (leg) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Murphy is missing a fourth straight game due to left leg soreness. He remains day-to-day. Stephen Drew will get another start at second base and bat sixth against Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:40 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Pedroia (knee) back in Red Sox lineup Wed.
    Dustin Pedroia (knee) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup Wednesday versus the Orioles.

    Advice: Pedroia sat out Tuesday because of a sore left knee, but the injury was clearly a minor one. He is starting at second base and batting leadoff Wednesday against O's right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:23 pm
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Matt Carpenter back in Cards lineup Wed.
    Matt Carpenter is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon in Colorado.

    Advice: Carpenter was given the night off Tuesday to nurse a couple different minor injuries, and because the Rockies were throwing left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. The lefty-swinging Carpenter is starting at first base and batting leadoff Wednesday versus Rockies right-hander German Marquez. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:26 am
    New Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Aledmys Diaz (arm) back in STL lineup Wed.
    Aledmys Diaz is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field.

    Advice: Diaz is still trying to rebuild some strength in his throwing arm after missing six weeks with a fractured right thumb, so Jedd Gyorko took a turn at shortstop on Tuesday. Diaz, back at shortstop Wednesday, has an impressive .884 OPS in 103 games this season as a rookie. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:08 am
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Saladino (calf) goes 1-for-4 in return Tues.
    Tyler Saladino (calf) went 1-for-4 in his return to the White Sox starting lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Saladino missed a handful of games after tweaking his calf Friday night in Kansas City. The 27-year-old infielder is slashing .286/.319/.415 with eight home runs and 11 stolen bases in 92 games this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:53 am
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Adam Rosales homers, drives in four vs. ARI
    Adam Rosales went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and four RBI in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Funky little batting line for Rosales due to the fact that two of his four RBI came via sacrifice flies. His two-run home run in the sixth inning was his 11th of the season. The veteran infielder has homered in two of his last three games and is slashing .233/.323/.485 with 11 homers and 32 RBI over 202 at-bats for the season as a whole. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:42 pm
    Player Note
    Adam Rosales SD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs LAD
     
  • Brad Miller knocks two-run triple Tuesday
    Brad Miller singled and ripped a two-run triple in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: He nearly had a three-run, opposite-field homer in the third inning but settled for a two-run triple off the wall. Miller has really been struggling over the last month but will look to finish strong here over the next week and a half. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:29 pm
    Player Note
    Brad Miller TB - 1B,2B,SS,LF,CF
    5:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Cards' Diaz having issues with arm strength
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Aledmys Diaz is having issues with arm strength.

    Advice: Diaz just missed six weeks with a hairline fracture in his right thumb and hasn't had much time to get back into the groove of things like infield throws. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said trainers noticed Diaz altering his throwing motion from the shortstop position in Monday's series opener at Coors Field. Jedd Gyorko will start at short on Tuesday, though Diaz is expected to return Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:41 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Baker expects Murphy (leg) to return Wed.
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he expects Daniel Murphy (leg) to return Wednesday.

    Advice: Murphy is out a third straight game Tuesday night against the Marlins due to left leg soreness, with Stephen Drew filling in at second base, but this is not a serious injury. Washington holds an eight-game lead over the Mets in the National League East with 12 games to play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:36 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Aledmys Diaz out of Cardinals lineup Tues.
    Aledmys Diaz is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night in Colorado.

    Advice: Jedd Gyorko will start at shortstop and bat second versus Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. Diaz went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Monday's series opener at Coors Field but still boasts an .884 OPS over his first 103 major league games. Maybe the thumb is still an issue? Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:07 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Pedroia out Tuesday due to left knee soreness
    Dustin Pedroia is out Tuesday with a sore left knee.

    Advice: Pedroia called the injury minor and said he expects to return Wednesday versus the Orioles. Marco Hernandez is starting at second base and batting ninth on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:28 pm
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Matt Carpenter gets night off Tuesday in COL
    Matt Carpenter is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night in Colorado.

    Advice: Matt Adams is at first base, Kolten Wong is at second base, and Jhonny Peralta is at third base versus the Rockies and left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. This looks to be a routine night off for Carpenter, who battled a back injury earlier this month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:22 pm
    New Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Flores given second cortisone shot for wrist
    Wilmer Flores was given a second cortisone injection for his injured left wrist.

    Advice: Flores hasn't appeared in a game for the Mets since suffering a bone bruise in an awkward home-plate collision with A.J. Pierzynski on September 10 in Atlanta, and it's going to be at least another couple days before he can return. T.J. Rivera is at second base and James Loney is at first base on Tuesday night against the Braves. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:13 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Murphy, Werth, Zimmerman sitting Tuesday
    Daniel Murphy (leg) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Murphy has now been held out of the starting lineup for three straight days due to what he has described as left leg soreness. He was able to pinch-hit on Monday, so it doesn't appear to be overly serious. Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman will also get the day off on Tuesday while Brian Goodwin will play left and Clint Robinson will start at first. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:36 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Pedroia not in lineup Tue., Betts leading off
    Dustin Pedroia is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

    Advice: He's presumably just getting the day off. Marco Hernandez will start at second base and bat ninth against Kevin Gausman while Mookie Betts will slide into the leadoff spot. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:05 pm
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Murphy (leg) flies out as pinch hitter
    Daniel Murphy (leg) flew out as a pinch-hitter to end Monday's game against the Marlins.

    Advice: Murphy has been held out of the starting lineup on back-to-back days due to what he's calling left leg soreness. It's unclear if he'll be ready to return on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:52 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Daniel Murphy says he has left leg soreness
    Daniel Murphy described his current injury as left leg soreness.

    Advice: Murphy is still dealing with the effects of a slide into second base on Saturday. Nationals manager Dusty Baker initially called it "buttocks" pain, but either way he's sitting out his second straight game and won't take batting practice Monday. Consider the star second baseman day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 1:24 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Starlin Castro (hammy) likely done for season
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he would consider it a "bonus" if Starlin Castro (hamstring) appears in another game this season.

    Advice: Castro suffered a Grade 1 right hamstring strain Saturday while trying to leg out a double. That's typically a two-week injury, and there are only two weeks left in the 2016 regular season. "It's hard to say. It really just depends on how quickly he heals," Girardi said. "Hopefully it's not too long. Hopefully it's not more than a week, but still I think that's probably pushing it." Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 6:33 am
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Rosales clobbers 10th homer in loss Sunday
    Adam Rosales clobbered his 10th home run of the season in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: His solo shot opened the game's scoring in the second inning. Rosales also singled, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4. In a part-time job with the Padres this season, he has slashed .230/.326/.474 with 10 long balls and 28 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 4:32 pm
    Player Note
    Adam Rosales SD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs LAD
     
  • Aledmys Diaz slugs 16th home run of year
    Aledmys Diaz slugged his 16th home run of the season Sunday in the Cardinals' defeat of the Giants.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot to left off Giants starter Albert Suarez in the top of the third inning. Diaz also tallied his 26th double of the season against Suarez in the first inning, finishing 2-for-4 and improving his already-impressive OPS from .883 to .895. The rookie shortstop from Cuba has been a terrific find for St. Louis. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 4:25 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Derek Dietrich reaches three times
    Derek Dietrich went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk against the Phillies on Sunday.

    Advice: Dietrich started his first three games back from the disabled list Sept. 3-5, but this was just his third start in 13 days since. He's playing well enough to justify more at-bats; he's 9-for-24 with a homer, two doubles and three walks since coming back. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 2:24 pm
    Player Note
    Derek Dietrich Mia - 1B,2B,3B,LF
    4:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Starlin Castro has Grade 1 hamstring strain
    Starlin Castro has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain in his right hamstring.

    Advice: It's still not clear how long he'll be held out of the Bombers' lineup, but Ronald Torreyes will start in his place for Sunday night's showdown against the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:53 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Martin Prado ejected from Sunday's game
    Martin Prado was ejected from Sunday's game versus the Phillies for arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: Prado tossed his bat after he didn't like a called third strike by home plate umpire Dale Scott in the top of the third inning. Derek Dietrich moved from left field to third base to replace Prado and Ichiro Suzuki entered the game in left. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 11:46 am
    4:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Travis goes 3-for-5 with a double
    Devon Travis went 3-for-5 with a double during Saturday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: The Blue Jays managed 10 base hits but could only plate one run. Travis' double was the only extra-base hit of the bunch. He is batting .309/.335/.466 with 10 homers, 48 RBI and 49 runs scored in 89 games. He is just 25 years old and could take another step forward next year and beyond. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 10:24 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:07 pm vs Bal
     
  • Wendle hits first career homer in A's rout
    Joe Wendle went 2-for-4 with his first major league home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 11-2 beatdown of the Rangers.

    Advice: Wendle wasted no time getting on the board, leading off the game with a solo shot off Rangers starter Yu Darvish. Acquired from the Indians for Brandon Moss back in 2014, Wendle has made a strong impression through his first 15 games with the A's. The 26-year-old is batting .333/.345/.392 with nine RBI, eight runs scored and a pair of steals in those 15 games. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 9:32 pm
  • Segura goes 2-for-4 with a home run
    Jean Segura went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

    Advice: He led off the bottom of the first inning with his 17th home run of the season. After being one of the worst hitters in baseball the last two seasons in Milwaukee he has really turned things around in his first year as a Diamondback. He is batting .316 with 56 RBI, 90 runs scored and 30 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 8:53 pm
    4:05 pm @Was
     
  • Kipnis scores game's only run in 10th inning
    Jason Kipnis went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and scored the game's only run in the 10th inning of an Indians 1-0 win over the Tigers on Saturday.

    Advice: Kipnis had a single and a double during regulation, but he reached on a forceout in the 10th inning and advanced on a wild pitch. He then made arguably the biggest play of the game, stealing third base, which set up Jose Ramirez' walk-off single three batters later. Kipnis is enjoying a strong season at the dish, batting .280/.347/.473 with 22 home runs, 78 RBI, 85 runs scored and 13 steals overall. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 5:47 pm
    4:10 pm @Det
     
  • Tyler Saladino dealing with calf injury
    Tyler Saladino (calf) is dealing with a calf injury.

    Advice: He tweaked it in Friday's win over Kansas City. Saladino has been a jack of all trades this year, seeing time at seven different positions, though most of his work has come at second base. He's day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 3:39 pm
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Trea Turner homers twice in loss to Braves
    Trea Turner continued his dominance of National League pitching on Saturday, going 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs in a losing effort against the Braves.

    Advice: He also put his blazing speed on full display again, swiping his 27th base. He has been simply unbelievable in his 59 games with the big league squad, slashing .356/.375/.585 with 11 long balls, 34 RBI and 27 stolen bases. He's single-handedly propelling many owners to fantasy titles with his play over the past few weeks, and his stock is sky-rocketing up next spring's draft boards. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 1:36 pm
    4:05 pm vs Ari
     
  • Starlin Castro out with right hamstring strain
    Updating an earlier report, Starlin Castro left Saturday's game against the Red Sox with a right hamstring strain.

    Advice: He injured himself while running the bases on a fifth-inning double. Castro will undergo more tests and could be headed for an MRI. It would be a huge loss for the Yankees, who are fighting to stay afloat in the AL Wild Card Race. Ronald Torreyes took over for Castro at second base. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 1:30 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Starlin Castro leaves game with apparent inju
    Starlin Castro was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Red Sox with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Castro pulled up lame as he cruised into second on a double with what looked to be a hamstring injury. Expect the Yankees to provide an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 12:00 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Gordon has three hits, two steals in loss
    Dee Gordon went 3-for-6 with two steals and a run scored in Friday’s extra-inning loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Gordon found himself in a deep slump after returning from his PED suspension, but he’s finally starting to heat up at the plate. He has hit safely in each of his last eight games and has multi-hit games in three out of his last four. After stealing just four bases in a 29-game span from August 13-September 13, he has swiped five bases over his last two games. Rotoworld.com Sep 16, 9:17 pm
    4:10 pm vs NYM
     
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