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  • Tomas belts 27th homer to lead Diamondbacks
    Yasmany Tomas belted his 27th home run of the year on Sunday, powering the Diamondbacks in an 11-2 thrashing of the Reds.

    Advice: Tomas clubbed his three-run homer in the sixth inning, increasing the D'Backs advantage to 9-2. What's even more impressive, is they did the thrashing without Paul Goldschmidt and Jean Segura in the lineup on Sunday. Tomas finished the afternoon 1-for-2 and is now slashing .264/.309/.517 with the aforementioned 27 homers and 64 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:00 pm
  • Kris Bryant collects two hits in loss Sunday
    Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 plus a walk as the Cubs were shut out by the Dodgers on Sunday.

    Advice: As a club, the Cubs were only able to muster four hits on the afternoon, with Bryant and Jason Heyward each tallying two. Bryant's double was the lone extra-base knock. He has been a machine at the plate this season, slashing an outstanding .305/.398/.588 with a National League-leading 35 home runs and 89 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:04 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 3B,LF,RF
    5:05 pm vs Pit
     
  • Arenado homers, triples, drives in three in W
    Nolan Arenado was perfect in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Nationals, finishing 4-for-4 with a two-run home run and three total RBI.

    Advice: Arenado opened his immaculate afternoon with an RBI single in the first inning. He would crunch a two-run homer in the third. The star third baseman finished a double shy of the cycle. For the 2016 campaign as a whole, he is hitting a beautiful .291/.361/.576 with 35 homers and 111 RBI over 495 at-bats. On the micro level, he has homered in five of his last 10 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:35 pm
  • Matt Duffy goes yard versus Astros
    Matt Duffy slugged his first home run as a member of the Rays on Sunday versus the Astros.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot in the top of the eighth inning that put Tampa Bay ahead 6-3. This has been a frustrating season for Duffy, who missed all of July and part of August with an Achilles injury, but he is certainly capable of finishing strong. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:39 pm
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    Matt Duffy TB - 2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm @Bos
     
  • Jefry Marte homers, drives in three vs. DET
    Jefry Marte went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Marte launched a two-run home run off Anibal Sanchez in the fifth inning and came through with a sacrifice fly just one frame later. He just returned to the Angels on Friday after being away from the team to handle a personal matter earlier in the week. For the season, the 25-year-old first baseman is working to a .243/.286/.453 triple-slash with 10 homers and 30 RBI over 181 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:38 pm
    New Player Note
    Jefry Marte LAA - 1B,3B,LF
    7:05 pm vs Cin
     
  • Schimpf races around bases for RBI triple
    Ryan Schimpf went 2-for-3 with an RBI triple in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Schimpf rocked an RBI triple in the fourth inning. That was his fourth three-bagger of the season. In addition, the 28-year-old second baseman is slashing .242/.367/.613 with 16 homers and 38 RBI across 183 at-bats. He has now picked up seven hits in his last four games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:53 pm
  • Donaldson demolishes Twins with three homers
    Josh Donaldson put on a fireworks show in Sunday's 9-6 win over the Twins, socking a trio of home runs and finishing with four RBI.

    Advice: Donaldson cracked a solo home run off Kyle Gibson in the third inning. He would homer again -- this time a two-run shot -- in the seventh inning before polishing off his impressive power showing with a final solo tater in the eighth. The reigning AL MVP has now cracked 33 home runs and driven in 91. He can pair those counting stats with a strong .294/.407/.578 triple-slash over 476 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:33 pm
  • Sano's two-run single not enough to lift MIN
    Miguel Sano went 2-for-5 with a two-run single in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Sano's two-run single off R.A. Dickey in the fifth inning capped off a four-run frame and put the Twins ahead 5-2. They would lose that lead over the proceeding innings, ultimately falling by a 9-6 final score. For the season as a whole, Sano is slashing .244/.330/.466 with 20 homers and 53 RBI over 352 at-bats. Looks like he might have finally clawed his way out of a horrendous mid-August skid -- the 23-year-old outfielder has now recorded two-hit performances in three of his last four games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:24 pm
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    Miguel Sano Min - 3B,RF
    4:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Escobar (concussion) hopes to resume activity
    Yunel Escobar (concussion) is hoping to resume baseball activities on Monday.

    Advice: Escobar has been resting for over a week after being placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. The earliest he could potentially be activated would be Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:48 am
    7-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs Cin
     
  • Blanco (finger) won't be ready Sept. 1
    Andres Blanco (finger) is not expected to be ready to return when roster expand on September 1.

    Advice: Five weeks removed from surgery to repair a fractured left index finger, Blanco took infield Saturday and will hit off a tee Monday. It would appear he's still at least another week away from a return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:00 am
    New Player Note
    Andrés Blanco Phi - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Was
     
  • Ramirez goes 3-for-4 with a triple Saturday
    Jose Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a triple as the Indians got shut out by the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: He grabbed three of the Indians' seven total hits. Known as a slick fielder with a weak bat as a prospect, Ramirez has disproven that notion by breaking out at the plate this year. He is now batting .310 with 10 homers, 58 RBI and 70 runs scored in 120 games. His 20 stolen bags are perhaps his most valuable fantasy contribution this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:56 pm
    Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,LF
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Harrison fills up box score in win Saturday
    Josh Harrison filled up the box score in Saturday's 9-6 victory over the Brewers, going 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI.

    Advice: Harrison also swiped a pair of bases in the ballgame. He delivered a two-run single in the fourth inning that cut the Pirates deficit to 5-4. It has been an up-and-down season for the speedy infielder, who is now slashing .273/.301/.377 with four homers, 51 RBI and 18 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:38 pm
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,LF,RF
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Hernan Perez homers twice in loss to Pirates
    Hernan Perez homered twice and drove home four runs on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Brewers to victory over the Pirates.

    Advice: Perez got the scoring started with a three-run blast off Jameson Taillon in the first inning, and he added a solo shot off the right-hander in the third. That gave the Brewers an early 5-1 lead, though they were unable to hold onto it. Perez has been one of the biggest surprises in baseball this season, slashing .281/.308/.470 with 13 homers, 47 RBI and 26 stolen bases. He has come from nowhere to develop into a very capable five-category producer in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:32 pm
    Player Note
    Hernán Pérez Mil - 2B,3B,RF
    4:20 pm vs StL
     
  • Kaleb Cowart belts two-run homer in victory
    Kaleb Cowart belted a two-run homer on Saturday, propelling the Angels to a 3-2 victory over the Tigers in Detroit.

    Advice: His two-run shot came off of Michael Fulmer during a three-run rally in the third inning and would prove to be the difference in the ballgame. Cowart, who got the start at third base on Saturday, finished the night 2-for-3 and is now hitting .286/.310/.500 with one homer and three RBI in his limited time with the Angels. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:26 pm
  • Tomas goes 1-for-3 as Diamondbacks get smoked
    Yasmany Tomas collected one of only four Diamondbacks hits in a beat-down by the Reds on Saturday.

    Advice: The good news is Tomas was on the field for the whole game in a blowout, which is a strong sign he is fully recovered from his recent back injury. He is batting .263/.308/.510 with 26 home runs and 61 RBI. He has taken large strides this year following a very disappointing rookie season after signing a big-money deal out of Cuba. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:05 pm
  • Bregman hits a two-run bomb versus Rays
    Alex Bregman continued his hot streak, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a win over the Rays on Saturday.

    Advice: The homer came in the third inning with George Springer aboard. In the fourth inning he drove in Marwin Gonzalez with a single to center. Bregman's slash line is improving on a daily basis and now sits at .242/.301/.435 in 30 games since being called up from the minors. That represents a nice recovery from the epic slump that started his career. The home run was his 5th -- all of them coming in his last 11 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:52 pm
    5:10 pm vs Oak
     
  • Ryan Schimpf beats Marlins with solo homer
    Ryan Schimpf swatted a solo homer in the fourth inning on Saturday, leading the Padres to a 1-0 victory over the Marlins.

    Advice: Schimpf also singled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-3 plus a walk. The single is actually a rarity as it was just his 11th of the season while he has 32 extra-base hits. He isn't going to hit for a very high average, but is slashing a mighty impressive .235/.360/.601 with 16 homers and 37 RBI in just 60 games with the Padres. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:37 pm
  • Martin Prado goes 4-for-4 in loss to Padres
    Martin Prado had a nice night at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Padres, going 4-for-4 with a double.

    Advice: The Marlins were shut out in the ballgame, only mustering nine total hits as a team, so Prado was certainly the driving force of the offense. He's quietly having a very nice season for the Marlins, slashing .323/.376/.436 with seven homers and 61 RBI. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:37 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 Saturday, 7:22 pm
    Player Note
    Kelly Johnson NYM - 1B,2B,3B,LF
    4:10 pm vs Mia
     
  • Patrick Kivlehan optioned to Triple-A El Paso
    Padres optioned OF Patrick Kivlehan to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: He was sent down to make room for Oswaldo Arcia, who was claimed off waivers from the Marlins. Kivlehan held his own during his five-game stay in the big leagues, hitting .250 with a homer and two RBI. He'll be back in a few days when rosters expand. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:08 pm
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  • 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 Saturday, 1:55 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Carpenter StL - 1B,2B,3B
    4:20 pm @Mil
     
  • Mets recall T.J. Rivera from Triple-A Vegas
    Mets recalled INF T.J. Rivera from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Rivera probably didn't even have time to unpack his bags after being sent down on Friday. Now he's on his way back to the major leagues where he'll absorb the roster spot left by Justin Ruggiano, who was placed on the disabled list with left shoulder discomfort. Traditionally employed as a utility infielder, Rivera could see time in the outfield during Ruggiano's absence. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:19 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 Saturday, 1:16 pm
  • Kyle Seager (foot) returns to Mariners lineup
    Kyle Seager has returned to the Mariners starting lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: Seager missed three straight games after fouling a ball off of his foot on Tuesday, but is ready to go now. The 28-year-old is having a terrific season, slashing .286/.364/.515 with 24 homers and 83 RBI. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:47 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 Saturday, 12:35 pm
    Player Note
    Danny Valencia Oak - 1B,3B,LF,RF
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Bryant homers in 8th, 10th innings in win
    Kris Bryant homered in the eighth and 10th innings to guide the Cubs past the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: Bryant hit a solo homer off Joe Blanton in the eighth and added the decisive two-run shot off Adam Liberatore in the 10th. He's taken over the NL lead in homers with 35, and he leads the majors with 107 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:08 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 3B,LF,RF
    5:05 pm vs Pit
     
  • Adonis Garcia goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Adonis Garcia went 0-for-4 and committed his 17th error of the year Friday in the loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Garcia hasn't been a disaster, what with his .263 average and .705 OPS, but he's not a reliable defender at third base and he's probably never going to have the bat to make up for it; he is 31, after all. One would think the Braves would give Rio Ruiz a look in his place next month. It might not be an upgrade, but there's nothing to lose. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:28 pm
  • 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
  • Donaldson slugs home run No. 30
    Josh Donaldson was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBI, and two runs scored Friday versus the Twins.

    Advice: Donaldson has now homered in back-to-back games, which brings his total to 30 for the year. He would need a monster September to come close to his home run and RBI totals from last season, but his .401 on-base percentage and .958 OPS are better than his MVP campaign. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:16 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
  • Seager (foot) expected back in lineup Sat.
    Kyle Seager (foot) remained out of the Mariners' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's the third straight game he's missed after he fouled a ball off his foot on Tuesday. The good news is that Seager will be available off the bench and is expected to be back in the lineup Saturday. Consider him day-to-day. Shawn O'Malley is at third base. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:38 pm
  • T.J. Rivera optioned to Triple-A
    Mets optioned INF T.J. Rivera to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Rivera's most recent stay was a short one, as he was only up for a few days while Neil Walker was on paternity leave. He'll be back in September. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:56 am
  • Yasmany Tomas (back) enters in double switch
    Yasmany Tomas (back) entered Thursday's game against the Braves in a double switch and remained in to receive two plate appearances.

    Advice: Tomas missed a second straight start with mid-back stiffness, but that he was able to play nearly half of Thursday's game was obviously a good sign. Expect him to be in the lineup Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:19 am
  • Jefry Marte (personal) to return on Friday
    Jefry Marte (personal) will join the Angels Friday in Detroit.

    Advice: Marte missed the club's series against the Blue Jays while tending to a personal matter. The 25-year-old has been a jack of all trades this season, splitting time between left field and both corner infield spots. He's hit a little bit too with nine homers and 27 RBI over 176 at-bats for the Halos. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:05 pm
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    Jefry Marte LAA - 1B,3B,LF
    7:05 pm vs Cin
     
  • Seager (foot) held out for second straight game
    Kyle Seager (foot) is not in the Mariners' lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Seager is still out with a bruised foot he suffered Tuesday against the Yankees. Manager Scott Servais is hoping to have Seager back in the lineup on Friday but admitted it's 50-50. Utility man Shawn O'Malley will handle the hot corner in his absence on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:10 pm
  • Miguel Sano doubles twice
    The slumping Miguel Sano doubled twice and scored twice Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Sano had been in a 1-for-23 skid while dealing with elbow troubles of late. He was on a tear earlier this month when threatened with a minor league demotion. If the elbow is sound, his bat should return to life soon, maybe right now. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:50 pm
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    Miguel Sano Min - 3B,RF
    4:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Yasmany Tomas (back) out of Wednesday lineup
    Yasmany Tomas (back) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Braves.

    Advice: Tomas was forced out of Tuesday's to the Braves loss due to mid-back stiffness. While the Diamondbacks don't believe this is a serious injury, they are giving him Wednesday off to rest up. Brandon Drury will man right field in his place while batting eighth, but Tomas will be available to pinch-hit off the bench. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:44 pm
  • Bregman doubles again as Astros top Pirates
    Alex Bregman hit another double Wednesday in the Astros' 5-4 defeat of the Pirates.

    Advice: That's the ninth double and 13th extra-base hit in the last 18 games for Bregman, who is having a big August after struggling out of the gate following his July 25 promotion to the major leagues. The 22-year-old top prospect looks like a must-own in standard leagues for the stretch run. He had a .469 OPS nine days ago. It's now up to 694. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:50 pm
    5:10 pm vs Oak
     
  • Seager (foot) out of Mariners' lineup on Wed.
    Kyle Seager will be held out Wednesday after fouling a ball off his foot on Tuesday night.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like anything serious, but the Mariners have a day game against the Yankees and don't want to risk making the matter worse. Seager went 0-for-3 on Tuesday versus New York but still owns a cool .286/.364/.515 batting line with 24 home runs and 83 RBI in 124 games this season for Seattle. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:54 am
  • Yasmany Tomas departs with back stiffness
    Yasmany Tomas left Tuesday's game against the Braves due to mid-back stiffness.

    Advice: Brandon Drury pinch-hit for Tomas midway through Tuesday's contest, as apparently Tomas' back stiffened up on him during the proceedings. He was waylaid by a stiff neck earlier this month, but no word as of yet whether his current back ailment is in any way related. For the time being, Tomas should be considered day-to-day. He will be reevaluated on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • Perez' two-run triple leads Brewers past Rox
    Hernan Perez hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning to help the Brewers get past the Rockies 6-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: The hit was Perez' only one in four at-bats, but it was a big one. With two outs and an 0-2 count, Perez slashed a Carlos Estevez pitch down the right field line and into the corner, plating both Jonathan Villar and Ryan Braun to give the Brewers a late lead. It was just the latest noteworthy performance for the 25-year-old this year, who's hitting .282/.308/.458 with 11 homers, 43 RBI, 35 runs scored and 23 steals in 87 games played. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:34 pm
    Player Note
    Hernán Pérez Mil - 2B,3B,RF
    4:20 pm vs StL
     
  • Arenado hits three-run jack against Brewers
    Nolan Arenado hit a three-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Arenado leads the National League with 33 home runs and 107 RBI, and he's second in the league with 91 runs scored. There's just not a lot else to say about the 25-year-old superstar besides he's one of the best in the game in almost every facet. Offensively, which is what matters in our game, Arenado is hitting .286/.357/.564 through 124 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:30 pm
  • Kyle Seager hits three-run homer in win
    Kyle Seager went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk in the Mariners' 7-5 defeat of the Yankees on Monday.

    Advice: Seager's .884 OPS is about 100 points better than he's ever done before, and he's two away from matching his career high in homers. It's too bad his brother is getting all of the attention in the family; both have been among the game's top 20 or so position players this year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 pm
  • 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
    Player Note
    Danny Valencia Oak - 1B,3B,LF,RF
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Mets calling up T.J. Rivera on Tuesday
    The Mets will recall T.J. Rivera from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

    Advice: Neil Walker is set to go on paternity leave, so Rivera will provide some infield depth. The 27-year-old recently hit .355 (11-for-31) during his first stint in the majors. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:47 pm
  • Arenado goes 4-for-5 with two homers, six RBI
    Nolan Arenado finished 4-for-5 with six RBI in the Rockies' 11-4 rout of the Cubs on Sunday.

    Advice: Arenado opened the game's scoring with a three-run shot in the bottom of the first inning before adding another three-run blast in the bottom of the fourth. He also singled twice. The 25-year-old third baseman is up to 104 RBI for the year, which leads all of MLB, and only Mark Trumbo and Edwin Encarnacion have more homers. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 4:26 pm
  • Jose Ramirez clocks go-ahead homer in eighth
    Jose Ramirez connected for a go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning of Sunday's 3-2 win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Ramirez came up clutch with a two-run homer off reliever Brett Cecil with two outs in the eighth inning, flipping a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead and eventual win. The Tribe took two of three games in the weekend series, with Ramirez proving instrumental in both wins. In addition to Sunday's heroics, he also notched a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning of Friday's victory. The 23-year-old third baseman has been nothing short of phenomenal of late and has picked up hits in nine of his last 10 games. For the season as a whole, Ramirez is slashing .310/.365/.461 with 10 homers, 57 RBI and 20 steals across 415 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 1:30 pm
    Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,LF
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Josh Donaldson (thumb) back in lineup Sunday
    Josh Donaldson (thumb) is back in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Donaldson hasn't played since jamming his right thumb on Wednesday, but apparently he's feeling well enough now to give it a go. He's at third base and batting second against Corey Kluber and the Indians. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 8:20 am
  • Bryant keeps raking with homer, four RBI
    Kris Bryant continued his assault on National League pitching Saturday, going 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Rockies.

    Advice: This time, Bryant picked on Rockies rookie starter Jeff Hoffman, who was making his major league debut. Bryant took the rookie deep for a three-run shot in the fifth inning, Bryant's 31st homer of the year. That's best in the league, and the 24-year-old is now hitting .300/.393/.568 with 83 RBI, 98 runs scored and eight steals. A year removed from winning National League Rookie of the Year, Bryant appears to have his sights set higher in 2016. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 9:46 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 3B,LF,RF
    5:05 pm vs Pit
     
  • Kivlehan homers in major league debut
    Patrick Kivlehan homered in his first game as a major leaguer but the Padres lost to the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

    Advice: He struck out looking in his first at-bat but went deep in the fifth inning for his first hit in the big leagues. He ended up 2-for-4 on the night. The 26-year-old was designated for assignment twice this season -- by the Mariners and Rangers -- before being picked up by the Padres two weeks ago. He has been pretty good with the bat in his minor league career and may develop into a fringe roster option in deep leagues. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 8:43 pm
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  • Bregman goes 3-for-6 with a two-run homer
    Alex Bregman went 3-for-6 and blasted a two-run homer as the Astros beat the Orioles on Saturday.

    Advice: George Springer led off the game with a walk and Bregman followed that with a home run to give the Astros a quick lead they would keep adding to all night. The 22-year-old started his career with a horrible slump but is quickly making that a distant memory. He has been on fire lately and his slash line now looks respectable despite the rough start. He is batting .238/.291/.396 with three homers in 101 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 7:57 pm
    5:10 pm vs Oak
     
  • 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
    Player Note
    Danny Valencia Oak - 1B,3B,LF,RF
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Harrison stays hot with three hits vs. Fish
    Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: Harrison batted leadoff in the game and delivered, getting on base three times while driving in the Pirates' only run with an RBI single in the eighth inning. The three hits extended Harrison's modest hitting streak to six games, and he's got three doubles, five RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in that stretch. Harrison is now hitting .278/.306/.388 in 112 games overall. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 7:09 pm
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,LF,RF
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Angels call up Caleb Cowart from Triple-A
    Angels recalled 3B Caleb Cowart from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cowart gives the Angels some depth at third base with Yunel Escobar (concussion) on the shelf. He'll also get reps at second base. Johnny Giavotella was designated for assignment in the corresponding roster move. Cowart has one hit in six big league at-bats this season. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 4:41 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (concussion) lands on 7-day DL
    Angels placed 3B Yunel Escobar on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion.

    Advice: Escobar will be sidelined for at least a week after fouling a ball off his face Friday against the Yankees. He's been a bright spot for the Angels this year, hitting .320 over 438 at-bats. That average ranks second in the American League behind MVP front-runner Jose Altuve. The Angels activated C.J. Cron from the disabled list in the corresponding roster move. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 4:17 pm
    7-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs Cin
     
  • Kivlehan to make big league debut Saturday
    Padres recalled INF/OF Patrick Kivlehan from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Keith Hessler is also getting called up. Kivlehan has bounced around this year, spending time in three different organizations. He'll draw the start in left field Saturday in his major league debut against the Diamondbacks. Kivlehan was hitting .341 for El Paso before his callup. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 2:59 pm
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  • Josh Donaldson remains out of Jays lineup
    Josh Donaldson (thumb) remains out of the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Donaldson hasn't played since jamming his thumb on Wednesday, though manager John Gibbons is confident he'll return to the lineup for Sunday's series finale. Darwin Barney is once again starting in his place at the hot corner and will bat eighth for the Jays on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 12:44 pm
  • Ryan Schimpf homers twice for Padres
    Ryan Schimpf homered twice, doubled twice and knocked in five runs to propel the Padres to a 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday.

    Advice: The second homer was a walkoff three-run blast off Patrick Corbin in the bottom of the ninth. Schimpf is up to 14 homers in 53 games since his callup. It's enough to make one wonder why he didn't arrive in the majors until age 28. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 11:51 pm
  • Angels' Escobar could land on DL
    Yunel Escobar could land on the disabled list after taking a foul bunt off his face during Friday's game.

    Advice: X-rays were negative, but he still might miss a couple of weeks. Fortunately, the Angels are set to activate C.J. Cron on Saturday. Jefry Marte could see more time at third base in Escobar's place. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 11:20 pm
    7-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs Cin
     
  • Ramirez hits game-tying homer vs. Jays
    Jose Ramirez launched a game-tying solo homer in the ninth inning Friday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: His homer set the stash for Tyler Naquin to walk it off with an inside-the-park home run. Ramirez went 1-for-4 on the night and continues to be a pleasant surprise for the Indians and fantasy owners. Boosted by a red-hot August, he’s slashing .311/.367/.457 with nine homers, 54 RBI, 20 steals, and 67 runs scored through 112 games. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 6:54 pm
    Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,LF
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Mets option T.J. Rivera back to Triple-A
    Mets optioned INF/OF T.J. Rivera to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Rivera was crushing the ball at Triple-A, but was unable to provide the significant offensive boost the Mets were hoping for when he was called up last week. With Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes back, Rivera will return to an everyday role at Triple-A. Look for him to return to the Mets in a bench role in September. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 5:19 pm
  • Josh Donaldson (thumb) sitting out Friday
    Josh Donaldson (thumb) is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Donaldson jammed his right thumb on Wednesday. He should return to the lineup sometime over the weekend. The Jays are also giving Troy Tulowitzki a breather Friday, as they have Darwin Barney at third base and Ryan Goins at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 12:57 pm
  • Matt Duffy (Achilles) returns to Rays' lineup
    Matt Duffy (Achilles) is back in the Rays' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Duffy departed Tuesday's game and sat out Wednesday with renewed soreness in his left Achilles, but he's feeling good enough to give it a go. He's at shortstop and batting fifth Friday. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 12:25 pm
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    Matt Duffy TB - 2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm @Bos
     
  • Matt Duffy (Achilles) expected back Friday
    Matt Duffy (Achilles) is expected back in the Rays' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Duffy left Tuesday's game and sat out Thursday after experiencing renewed soreness in his left Achilles. However, the Rays are confident that it's just part of the normal healing process and that Duffy will be fine. He's 7-for-19 at the plate since joining the Rays. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 7:43 am
    New Player Note
    Matt Duffy TB - 2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm @Bos
     
  • Sano (elbow) hitless in return to lineup
    Miguel Sano (elbow) went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in his return to the lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Sano's elbow kept him from playing for a few days while the Twins were in a National League park, but he's back in action now. The 23-year-old will work primarily as the Twins' designated hitter down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 5:15 am
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    Miguel Sano Min - 3B,RF
    4:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Rodon limits Indians to two runs over six
    Carlos Rodon held the Indians to two runs over six innings in a no-decision Thursday.

    Advice: As has been the case more than a few times this year, Rodon deserved better than the fate he sustained after the White Sox bullpen relinquished his lead. Before exiting, Rodon had scattered eight hits without walking a batter and striking out five. Without the win, Rodon remains 3-8 with a 4.26 ERA through 20 starts. The good news for the southpaw is that he's pitched well in his past three starts, even if he's just 1-0 in that span. Rodon will try for that elusive fourth win when he takes on the Phillies on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Aug 18, 9:16 pm
    Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,LF
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
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