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  • Tomas scratched Thursday due to stiff neck
    Yasmany Tomas was scratched from the Diamondbacks' lineup Thursday with a stiff neck.

    Advice: Brandon Drury is in left field and Socrates Brito is now in right field for the afternoon tilt at Nationals Park. Tomas could very well remain limited over the regular season's final weekend. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:28 am
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 5, 1-4 @Was
     
  • Brantley (shoulder) to miss portion of 2017?
    Sources tell Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports that Michael Brantley (shoulder) could miss "significant time" at the beginning of next season.

    Advice: Per these sources, doctors had to "re-anchor the muscle to the bone" during Brantley's most recent right shoulder surgery in mid-August. That procedure will come with another lengthy rehabilitation -- possibly much longer than the initial projection of four months. Brantley and the Indians are both refuting Heyman's report, for what it's worth. The 29-year-old outfielder appeared in only 11 games this season for Tribe after earning MVP votes in 2014 and 2015. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:16 am
    60-Day DL
    Top 1, Delay @Det
     
  • Bryce Harper (thumb) remains out Thursday
    Bryce Harper (thumb) remains sidelined Thursday.

    Advice: Harper injured his left thumb on an awkward slide into third base on Sunday against the Pirates and hasn't played since. His official status is still day-to-day. Michael Taylor will start in right field and bat seventh Thursday versus Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:58 am
    New Player Note
    Bryce Harper Was - CF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 5, 4-1 vs Ari
     
  • Wong (shoulder) returns with pinch-hit 3B
    Kolten Wong (shoulder) hit a pinch-hit leadoff triple in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday, but the Cardinals weren't able to drive him in and fell 2-1 to the Reds.

    Advice: Wong was held out of the starting lineup yet again with shoulder discomfort, but his swing looked free and easy as he launched a ball off the top of the right field wall at Busch Stadium. He flew around the bases before sliding feet-first into third. But that is where Wong would remain, with Reds closer Raisel Iglesias inducing two groundouts and a shallow outfield fly from the Cardinals' next three batters. Wong should be able to make a start or two over St. Louis' final four regular season games. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:49 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Braun (wrist) goes 1-for-4 in return Wed.
    Ryan Braun (wrist) went 1-for-4 with a run scored in his return to action Wednesday.

    Advice: Braun sat out Tuesday due to mild wrist soreness. The veteran outfielder has put together a terrific 2016 campaign, slashing .307/.368/.542 with 30 home runs, 90 RBI, 16 stolen bases, and 79 runs scored in 133 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:44 am
  • Kole Calhoun hits 18th homer
    Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 and hit his 18th homer Wednesday as the Angels beat the A's 8-6.

    Advice: Calhoun wasn't very good the first two months of the second half, but he's torn it up lately, going 11-for-18 with five doubles in his last five games. His .350 OBP is a nice surprise; he hit 26 homers last year, but he came in at just .308 in the OBP department then. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:34 pm
  • Hunter Renfroe homers again, knocks in four
    Hunter Renfroe went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and four RBI as the Padres edged the Dodgers 6-5 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Renfroe should have been up on July 21, not September 21, but at least he's used his very limited major league time to make a huge first impression; he's homered four times in his first five starts, and his two-run shot Wednesday sailed over the Western Metal Supply Co. building at Petco Park. That is the first time a player had done that in a live game. This all bodes well for Renfroe's chances of being penciled in as the Padres' everyday right fielder to open the 2017 season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:22 pm
  • Mike Trout (shoulder) expected to play Friday
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he expects Mike Trout (shoulder) to play in Friday's series opener against the Astros.

    Advice: Trout left Wednesday night's series finale with the Athletics after taking a John Axford fastball off his left shoulder blade in the bottom of the eighth inning. He was in visible pain as he made his way into the dugout with a trainer, but the star center fielder escaped with nothing more than a bad bruise. Trout was 1-for-4 with a run scored Wednesday before departing. He's batting .318/.441/.556 in 156 games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Mike Trout exits game after HBP on shoulder
    Mike Trout was pulled from Wednesday's game against the A's after taking a pitch off his left shoulder.

    Advice: Trout was struck on the left shoulder blade by a 96-mph John Axford fastball in the bottom of the eighth inning and looked to be in a good deal of pain as he walked off with a trainer. There should be an update from Anaheim within the hour. Trout was 1-for-4 with a run scored before exiting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Carlos Gomez goes 3-for-4, hits three-run HR
    Carlos Gomez went 3-for-4 and delivered a clutch three-run home run to lead the Rangers over the Brewers 8-5 on Wednesday.

    Advice: His blast in the eighth inning broke open a tie game against his former team. Gomez has played much better since joining the Rangers a month ago. He's now up to eight home runs and 24 RBI in 31 games with Texas after managing just five homers and 29 RBI in 85 games with the Astros. Gomez also has 18 stolen bases overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 pm
    New Player Note
    Carlos Gómez Tex - LF,CF,RF
     
  • Trumbo drills 46th homer on Wednesday
    Mark Trumbo went 1-for-4 and drilled his 46th home run of the season on Wednesday versus the Blue Jays.

    Advice: His eighth inning bomb provided the Orioles' first run of the game and they took the lead in the ninth. He has a .250 batting average with 90 runs and 106 RBI. His 46 bombs lead the major leagues. He hit just 22 home runs last year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:58 pm
    New Player Note
    Mark Trumbo Bal - 1B,LF,RF
    4:07 pm @Tor
     
  • Kim hits go-ahead two-run bomb in ninth
    Hyun Soo Kim launched a clutch pinch-hit two-run bomb to give the Orioles a ninth-inning lead as they went on to beat the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

    Advice: He hit it off Blue Jays relief ace Roberto Osuna. Kim hasn't gotten the playing time his owners were hoping for this season, but he's slashing .305/.382/.428 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 292 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:50 pm
  • John Jaso hits for cycle as Pirates roll Cubs
    John Jaso hit for the cycle in Wednesday's 8-4 win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Jaso singled to lead off the third inning, socked a three-run home run in the fourth, notched an RBI double in the fifth and polished off his cycle with an RBI triple in the seventh. He finished the game 4-for-4 with five RBI at the dish. It was the first-ever cycle at PNC Park. For the season as a whole, Jaso is hitting .267/.348/.407 with seven homers and 40 RBI across 371 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:39 pm
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Kemp homers, drives in two, scores two
    Matt Kemp went 2-for-5 with a two-run bomb and scored twice in a win over the Phillies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kemp takes a lot of grief in the press but he has had a very good season. He is batting .270/.304/.500 with 34 home runs and 106 RBI. The home run and RBI totals are the second best of his career. He no longer steals bases though. He used to swipe 30-40 bags back when he was a perennial first round fantasy draft pick. He has only one stolen base this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:11 pm
    New Player Note
    Matt Kemp Atl - LF,RF
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Herrera goes 1-for-4 with a run on Wednesday
    Odubel Herrera went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's lopsided loss to the Braves.

    Advice: He doubled and scored in the sixth inning when the game was already out of reach. He is having a solid if not great fantasy season. He has a .289 batting average with 15 home runs, 48 RBI and 87 runs scored. His best fantasy attribute is speed, which he has used to steal 25 bases with a handful of games remaining. He is just 24 years old and has the potential to become a mainstay in fantasy starting lineups for the next few years. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:05 pm
  • Coghlan lifted with mild left ankle sprain
    Chris Coghlan left Wednesday's game against the Pirates due to a mild left ankle sprain.

    Advice: Coghlan injured himself when he ran into the outfield wall while tracking a fly ball in the fifth inning. He was subsequently replaced in left field by Albert Almora, but looks like he has avoided major injury. Consider Coghlan day-to-day moving forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:56 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Coghlan ChC - 2B,3B,LF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • Chris Coghlan exits with apparent leg injury
    Chris Coghlan was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Pirates due to an apparent left leg injury.

    Advice: Coghlan collided with the outfield wall while chasing down a fly ball in the fifth inning. He walked off under his own power while Albert Almora came on to replace him in left field. The Cubs should provide a further update on Coghlan's injury late Wednesday night. It didn't look like anything too serious. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:56 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Coghlan ChC - 2B,3B,LF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • Jabari Blash (finger) ruled out for remainder
    Jabari Blash (finger) has been shut down for the rest of the 2016 season.

    Advice: Blash has been sidelined by a sprained left middle finger since mid-August. He will rest his injured digit for the next 4-6 weeks. The Padres hope he will be able to play at some point during winter ball. In 71 at-bats with the major league team this season, the 27-year-old outfielder hit just .169/.298/.324 with three homers and five RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:34 pm
    15-Day DL
    6:10 pm vs LAD
     
  • Starling Marte (back) out of lineup once more
    Starling Marte (back) is being held out of the lineup again as the Pirates face the Cubs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Marte said on Tuesday that he is uncertain whether he will be able to start another game this season. He has been fighting through back tightness and back spasms for most of September. Josh Bell draws the start in right field and will bat second. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:17 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Kolten Wong to test tender shoulder in BP
    Kolten Wong will test his injured shoulder in pregame batting practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wong did not play in Tuesday's game against the Reds and he's out of the starting lineup Wednesday, but it sounds like he should be available off the bench for the Wild Card-hunting Redbirds. Wong injured his shoulder last week in Chicago when he slipped in left field. He was given a cortisone injection Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:28 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Schebler out of lineup with hamstring injury
    Scott Schebler is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals due to left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: With Schebler hobbled, Hernan Iribarren is manning center field in his place. Iribarren is slated to hit second. Given the lateness of this injury on the schedule and the Reds' lack of contention, it is possible that Schebler could be finished for 2016. In 252 at-bats, the 25-year-old outfielder has slashed .266/.330/.437 with nine homers and 39 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:01 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:15 pm @StL
     
  • Seth Smith exits Wed. after being hit in foot
    Seth Smith was lifted for a pinch-runner after being hit in the foot during Wednesday's game against the Astros.

    Advice: Smith was struck in the foot by a pitch in the top of the sixth inning. Ben Gamel subsequently came on to pinch-run for him. The Mariners should provide an update as to Smith's status later on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:25 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:10 pm vs Oak
     
  • Bryce Harper (thumb) remains out Wednesday
    Bryce Harper (thumb) remains out of the Nationals' lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Harper hasn't appeared in a game since injuring his left thumb on an awkward slide into third base Sunday against the Pirates. X-rays taken Monday came back negative and he should be fine for the start of the NLDS. Brian Goodwin will handle right field and bat sixth Wednesday versus Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:03 pm
    New Player Note
    Bryce Harper Was - CF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 5, 4-1 vs Ari
     
  • Markakis out of Braves lineup Wednesday
    Nick Markakis is out of the Braves' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Phillies.

    Advice: It appears to be a routine day of rest for Markakis, who's batting .270/.345/.396 with 12 home runs and 88 RBI in 154 games this season for Atlanta. Mallex Smith will start in right field and hit seventh Wednesday versus Phillies left-hander Adam Morgan. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:54 am
  • Reds claim Patrick Kivlehan from Padres
    Reds claimed OF Patrick Kivlehan off waivers from the Padres.

    Advice: Kivlehan has also spent time with the Triple-A affiliates of the Rangers, Mariners, and Padres in 2016. He is a .282/.344/.470 career hitter in the minors and the 26-year-old outfielder tallied 22 homers and 14 stolen bases in 123 games last season at Triple-A Tacoma. There's still some promise here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:20 am
  • Franklin Gutierrez broke blood vessels in eye
    Franklin Gutierrez broke some blood vessels in his left eye Wednesday while sneezing.

    Advice: Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times says the eye "looks pretty nasty," but Gutierrez is said to be available off the bench for Wednesday's afternoon series finale against the Astros. Norichika Aoki is starting in left field and Seth Smith is starting in right field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 am
    Day-to-Day
    7:10 pm vs Oak
     
  • Renfroe homers twice, drives in seven vs. LAD
    Hunter Renfroe went off in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Dodgers, launching a three-run home run and a grand slam to finish with seven RBI.

    Advice: Renfroe spaced out his damage. He swatted a three-run home run off Kenta Maeda in the first inning, then went silent until the eighth. At which point, all the noise in the world. The 24-year-old outfielder connected to clear the bases for the grand slam against Louis Coleman, boosting the Padres to a 7-1 advantage in the process. For those disinclined to do the math, Renfroe accounted for all seven of the Padres' runs in the game with his pair of home runs. Those were his second and third career major league homers. All of this damage has come in Renfroe's first 17 big league at-bats. Not too shabby. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:02 pm
  • Pence homers in offensive explosion
    Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: This was an annihilation. A few fun statistics of note from the 12-3 win: The Giants collected nine extra-base hits in the contest, with only Angel Pagan failing to pick up an extra-base knock among regular batters. Included in that barrage, four triples (two by Brandon Crawford). Seven players finished with multiple hits. For his part, Pence connected for a solo home run in the fifth inning, going back-to-back with Buster Posey. This season, the veteran outfielder is hitting .294/.364/.463 with 13 homers and 56 RBI over 374 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:39 pm
    7:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Jefry Marte clubs grand slam in win over A's
    Jefry Marte went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Tuesday's 8-1 win over the A's

    Advice: Marte stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and nobody out in the fourth inning. Facing off against Daniel Mengden, he proceeded to launch a 405-foot bomb to dead central to jump the Angels to a 5-0 lead. That was more than enough for a game Ricky Nolasco. In addition to the granny, Marte also picked up a double. He has done a nice job in a complementary role this season, hitting .251/.307/.461 with 13 homers and 42 RBI over 243 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:05 pm
    Player Note
    Jefry Marte LAA - 1B,3B,LF
     
  • Cruz turns in fifth straight multi-hit game
    Nelson Cruz had yet another multi-hit game Tuesday, finishing 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Cruz now has five consecutive two-hit contests, and he's got two doubles, four homers, 10 RBI and six runs scored in that span. On Tuesday, his RBI single in the first inning gave the Mariners a short-lived lead. The 36-year-old is batting .288/.360/.553 with 41 homers, 102 RBI and 93 runs scored in 151 games overall this year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:37 pm
  • Gomez has three-run HR in win over Brewers
    Carlos Gomez hit a three-run home run and the Rangers topped the Brewers 6-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gomez jumped on a pitch by his former teammate Jimmy Nelson in the third inning, tying the game with his three-run shot. He's now got seven homers, 21 RBI and 18 runs scored since joining the Rangers in late August, a signal that perhaps a change of scenery was all the 30-year-old needed. Gomez will make for an interesting free agent case this offseason. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:06 pm
    New Player Note
    Carlos Gómez Tex - LF,CF,RF
     
  • Marte (back) might not play again this year
    Starling Marte (back) said he's not sure whether he will start another game this season.

    Advice: Marte tried to return from his lingering back injury late last week but still isn't feeling quite right. He described it Tuesday more as back "tightness" than spasms. A full month of rest is what Marte really needs, and he'll get it as soon as the regular season ends for the 77-80 Pirates. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:38 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Chris Coghlan drives in three runs Tuesday
    Chris Coghlan ripped a bases-clearing triple in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Coghlan got the scoring going with his three-bagger in the second inning. He also added a single and a stolen base on the night. Coghlan really struggled for the A's but has regained his form back in Chicago, batting .271/.403/.417. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:24 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Coghlan ChC - 2B,3B,LF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • Braun out Tuesday because of wrist soreness
    Ryan Braun is out Tuesday with a sore wrist.

    Advice: But the veteran outfielder is expected to return to action Wednesday, so it's obviously not too serious. Michael Reed will start in left field and bat eighth Tuesday versus Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:36 pm
  • 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 Tuesday, 2:37 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Braun getting night off Tuesday versus Texas
    Ryan Braun is getting the night off Tuesday.

    Advice: Michael Reed will start in left field and bat eighth versus Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin. This appears to be a routine day of rest for Braun, who's slashing .307/.368/.544 with 30 home runs and 90 RBI in 132 games this season. He also has 16 stolen bases and 78 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:13 pm
  • Nelson Cruz (wrist) in M's lineup on Tuesday
    Nelson Cruz (wrist) is in the Mariners' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Astros.

    Advice: The MRI taken Monday on his sore left wrist apparently showed nothing of concern. Cruz is starting at DH and batting cleanup versus Astros right-hander Mike Fiers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:19 pm
  • Bryce Harper (thumb) not in Tuesday's lineup
    Bryce Harper (thumb) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Fortunately, X-rays came back negative on Harper's left thumb, but Nationals manager Dusty Baker wants to give him another day. There's a chance he could play on Wednesday. Brian Goodwin will make another start in right field on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:28 pm
    New Player Note
    Bryce Harper Was - CF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 5, 4-1 vs Ari
     
  • Starling Marte (back) out again Tuesday night
    Starling Marte (back) remains out of the Pirates' lineup again Tuesday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Nagging back spasms have kept Marte out of the lineup since Thursday. It's unclear if or when he'll be able to return. Matt Joyce is starting in right field and hitting fifth. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:20 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Matt Kemp not in Tuesday's lineup vs. Phils
    Matt Kemp is not in Tuesday's lineup versus the Phillies.

    Advice: He's presumably getting a day of rest. Mallex Smith will make the start in left field and hit eighth against right-hander Jerad Eickhoff. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:00 pm
    New Player Note
    Matt Kemp Atl - LF,RF
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Mike Trout homers, reaches four times
    Mike Trout went 2-for-2 with a homer and two walks as the Angels edged the A's 2-1 on Monday.

    Advice: Trout has never finished a season with a 1.000 OPS, but he has a chance this year; tonight put him back up to 1.001. He's also one homer away from 30 and two RBI away from 100. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:58 pm
  • Carlos Gomez goes 3-for-4 against Brewers
    Carlos Gomez went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base Monday against the Brewers.

    Advice: The Astros could have used this Gomez, but it just wasn't happening. He has more homers (six) in 102 at-bats for Texas than he did in 295 at-bats for Houston (five). He's also hitting .275 with 12 walks, giving him a .357 OBP. His OBP in Houston was .272. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:14 pm
    New Player Note
    Carlos Gómez Tex - LF,CF,RF
     
  • X-rays negative on Bryce Harper's thumb
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that X-rays on Bryce Harper's left thumb came back negative.

    Advice: Good news for Harper, who injured his thumb on an awkward slide into third base on Sunday. The swelling has gone down and the thought is that he could be ready to play again later this week. He should be good to go for the postseason. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:15 pm
    New Player Note
    Bryce Harper Was - CF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 5, 4-1 vs Ari
     
  • Nats don't think Harper's thumb is serious
    Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Monday that they don't anticipate Bryce Harper's thumb injury to be serious.

    Advice: Harper injured his left thumb Sunday when he was forced to make an awkward slide on a fake tag from Jung Ho Kang at third base. Rizzo hasn't seen Harper's X-rays yet, but we should have more clarity on the situation at some point in the next 24 hours. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:58 pm
    New Player Note
    Bryce Harper Was - CF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 5, 4-1 vs Ari
     
  • Nelson Cruz sent for MRI on left wrist
    Nelson Cruz was sent for an MRI on his left wrist on Monday.

    Advice: The results aren't yet known, but Cruz is in the lineup at designated hitter for Monday's game against the Astros. He plans to play no matter what, but look for him to cut back on pregame hitting work in an effort to protect the wrist. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:18 pm
  • Marte (back) remains out of Pirates' lineup
    Starling Marte (back) remains out of the Pirates' lineup Monday versus the Cubs.

    Advice: Marte hasn't played since Thursday due to nagging back spasms. He's iffy for the final week, so fantasy owners should have a backup plan at the ready. Adam Frazier will make the start in left field and bat seventh against Kyle Hendricks. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:30 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Nelson Cruz (wrist) in Monday's lineup
    Nelson Cruz (wrist) is in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

    Advice: Cruz exited Sunday's game after experiencing soreness in his left wrist, but it's not going to keep him out of the lineup. He'll serve as the DH and bat cleanup against Collin McHugh. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:12 pm
  • Bryce Harper (thumb) out of Nats lineup Mon.
    Bryce Harper (thumb) is absent from the Nationals' starting lineup on Monday night.

    Advice: Harper injured his left thumb Sunday when he slid awkwardly into third base after a fake tag by Jung Ho Kang. He is scheduled to undergo X-rays at some point Monday. Brian Goodwin will start in right field and bat seventh in the Nationals' series opener against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:26 pm
    New Player Note
    Bryce Harper Was - CF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 5, 4-1 vs Ari
     
  • Nelson Cruz (wrist) expecting to play Monday
    Nelson Cruz (wrist) expects to play in Monday night's series opener against the Astros.

    Advice: Cruz was lifted from Sunday's series finale against the Twins in the top of the eighth inning after experiencing soreness in his left wrist, but he said afterward that it's nothing serious. The big slugger homered twice Sunday before exiting and now has 41 home runs and 100 RBI in 149 games for the year. Seattle is still technically alive for an American League Wild Card spot, though that dream could end early this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:02 am
  • Harper listed as day-to-day with sore thumb
    Bryce Harper is listed as day-to-day due to soreness in his left thumb.

    Advice: The Nationals don't believe that his injury is serious, but he'll head for precautionary X-rays on Monday to make sure. Harper sustained his injury during Sunday's game when he slid awkwardly into third base after Jung Ho Kang faked a tag. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:05 pm
    New Player Note
    Bryce Harper Was - CF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 5, 4-1 vs Ari
     
  • Nelson Cruz leaves game with sore wrist
    Nelson Cruz was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Twins due to soreness in his left wrist.

    Advice: The issue is believed to be minor. Cruz inflicted massive damage on the Twins before departing, smashing a pair of solo home runs in his first three at-bats. The Mariners should provide an update on his status after Sunday's game, but expect him to be listed as day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:47 pm
  • Bryce Harper exits with apparent hand injury
    Bryce Harper departed Sunday's game against the Pirates with an apparent injury to his left hand.

    Advice: Harper slid awkwardly into third base in the top of the third inning after Jung Ho Kang faked a tag and appeared to hurt his hand. He stayed in and wound up scoring a run but was then removed before the bottom of the frame. The Nationals should provide an update on Harper shortly. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:58 am
    New Player Note
    Bryce Harper Was - CF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 5, 4-1 vs Ari
     
  • Starling Marte (back) out again on Sunday
    Starling Marte (back) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Marte is a question mark for the rest of the season with nagging back spasms. Gregory Polanco is also on the bench Sunday, but he's just getting a breather. The Pirates have Sean Rodriguez and Josh Bell at the outfield corners. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:14 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Yasmany Tomas pulled for not hustling
    Yasmany Tomas was pulled from Saturday's game against the Orioles for an apparent lack of hustle.

    Advice: Tomas failed to run hard to first base following a dropped third strike in the fourth inning. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale wouldn't confirm it was the reason he pulled Tomas, nor did he confirm it last year for a similar incident involving Tomas. "It’s between he and I," Hale said. "That’s a personal thing. Yas has played his tail off all year for us. He’s one of the guys on this team I really love. That’s just between he and I." Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:43 am
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 5, 1-4 @Was
     
  • Renfroe swats first big league homer Saturday
    Hunter Renfroe went 2-for-4, scored twice and hit his first major league home run on Saturday versus the Giants.

    Advice: He launched a solo homer off Madison Bumgarner in the fourth inning. He doubled and scored in the sixth. Renfroe hit 30 home runs at Triple-A this season. The 24-year-old former first round draft pick is getting his first cup of coffee in the majors this month. He will likely work his way into the Padres' starting lineup early next season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:11 pm
  • Herrera gets three more hits, scores twice
    Odubel Herrera went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: Herrera had a triple, his sixth of the season, among his three hits. It was the third time in his last eight games that he's enjoyed a three-hit night, and Herrera has eight multi-hit games this month. The strong finish is very promising from the 24-year-old, who is hitting .290/.365/.428 with 15 homers, 48 RBI, 85 runs scored and 25 steals overall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:10 pm
  • Schebler collects three hits, two runs scored
    Scott Schebler went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in a win over the Brewers on Saturday.

    Advice: The outfielder had a double to go with two singles in the contest. The 25-year-old had a terrible start to the year, leading to his demotion in early May, but he's making up for it with a strong finish. Schebler is now hitting .320 in September with a homer, 11 RBI and 11 runs scored this month. He's batting .256/.322/.420 overall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:53 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:15 pm @StL
     
  • Trout goes 2-for-3 with two RBI, three runs
    Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with two RBI and scored three times in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: He also walked twice. He only made one out and was on the bases the whole game. The Angels trailed all night until breaking out for four runs in the eighth and five runs in the ninth. Trout had run-scoring hits in both of those frames. The superstar is batting .318/.440/.557 with 28 bombs, 97 RBI and leads the majors with 120 runs scored. Tack on 27 stolen bases to complete the package. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:08 pm
  • Calhoun goes 3-for-5 with two RBI, two runs
    Kole Calhoun went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: He had an RBI single in the eighth inning and a ground rule double in the ninth to drive in another run. He has a .264 batting average with 17 home runs, 70 RBI and 88 runs scored after 150 games. He is a solid fourth fantasy outfielder. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:01 pm
  • Trumbo blasts 45th homer in win over D'backs
    Mark Trumbo went 2-for-3 with his 45th home run of the year in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The homer was Trumbo's second in as many days. Every new dinger adds to Trumbo's already impressive year, as he's got a career-high 45 homers with 104 RBI and 89 runs scored. The free agent-to-be is going to get paid in a big way this winter. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:00 pm
    New Player Note
    Mark Trumbo Bal - 1B,LF,RF
    4:07 pm @Tor
     
  • Cruz hits two-run bomb and a double Saturday
    Nelson Cruz finished 2-for-4 with a two-run jack in a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: He took Tyler Duffey deep in the fourth inning with Robinson Cano aboard to provide his team's only runs of the night. He also doubled in the ballgame. He is one homer away from his third consecutive 40-homer season. He is batting .284/.357/.545 with 39 bombs, 98 RBI and 90 runs scored in 560 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:43 pm
  • Nelson Cruz homers, knocks in four
    Nelson Cruz had a two-run homer and a two-run double Friday in the rout of the Twins.

    Advice: Cruz is now just two homers away from his third straight 40-homer season. It's also possible the Mariners will have three 100-RBI guys; Cruz and Kyle Seager currently have 96 and Robinson Cano isn't far behind at 92. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:07 pm
  • Trumbo smashes walk-off homer in 12th
    Mark Trumbo blasted a walk-off solo homer in the 12th inning on Friday, delivering the Orioles a much-needed 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: With the victory, the O's kept pace in the battle for the second wild card, sitting half of a game behind the Tigers. In typical Orioles fashion, all of their scoring came via the long ball. Pedro Alvarez got the club on the board with a solo shot in the eighth, Matt Wieters tied it with a blast in the ninth and Trumbo with the game-winner in the 12th. He finished the night 2-for-5 and is now slashing .247/.309/.521 with 44 homers and 103 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:02 pm
    New Player Note
    Mark Trumbo Bal - 1B,LF,RF
    4:07 pm @Tor
     
  • Ryan Braun collects game-winner on Friday
    Ryan Braun came through with a two-run single in the seventh inning on Friday, propelling the Brewers to a 5-4 victory over the Reds.

    Advice: Braun also singled and stole a base in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-4. He has been extremely productive when he's been on the field this season, slashing .307/.369/.545 with 30 homers, 90 RBI and 16 stolen bases in just 129 games. While he remains an injury-risk, he's still one of the top five-category contributors in fantasy leagues and should be drafted as such next spring. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:24 pm
  • Kole Calhoun back in Angels' lineup Friday
    Kole Calhoun is back in the Angels' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Calhoun was away for a few days following the birth of his son. He's in right field and batting second against Doug Fister and the Astros. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:41 pm
  • Starling Marte (back) not in Friday's lineup
    Starling Marte (back) is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Marte finally returned to action Thursday but had to make an early exit due to more back issues. His status for the remainder of the season is up in the air. Gregory Polanco has shifted over to left field and Josh Bell is starting in right Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:12 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Kemp goes deep twice as Braves best Marlins
    Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI as the Braves doubled up the Marlins 6-3 on Thursday.

    Advice: Kemp hit a two-run dong in the third inning before tacking on a solo shot in the sixth. Quietly, the 31-year-old is having his best offensive season, by counting stats, since his near-MVP 2011 season. Kemp is batting .272/.305/.499 with 33 homers, 104 RBI and 85 runs scored while playing 148 games to date. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:09 pm
    New Player Note
    Matt Kemp Atl - LF,RF
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Starling Marte leaves with back tightness
    Starling Marte was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Brewers due to back tightness.

    Advice: It's the same issue that had sidelined him since September 5 prior to rejoining the lineup on Thursday. It's unclear how much time this may cause him to miss, but it would be very surprising to see him in the lineup on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:24 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Calhoun to return to Angels lineup on Friday
    Kole Calhoun is expected to return to the Angels starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: The right fielder missed the past three games to be with his wife for the birth of his son. The 28-year-old will return to a .263/.342/.418 slash line with 17 homers and 68 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:20 pm
  • Starling Marte (back) back in Pirates' lineup
    Starling Marte (back) is back in the Pirates' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Marte pinch-hit in Wednesday's game, but this will be his first start since September 5, as he's been dealing with nagging back spasms. He's in left field and batting second against Chase Anderson and the Brewers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:26 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • GM Rizzo called meeting on Harper's shoulder
    Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports Nationals GM Mike Rizzo held a closed-door meeting with Bryce Harper, trainer Paul Lessard, and manager Dusty Baker to discuss Harper's right shoulder.

    Advice: This impromptu discussion came soon after the second report from SI.com's Tom Verducci, in which Verducci again stated that Harper is playing through serious neck and shoulder discomfort. That story featured many intimate details, including a quote from one source stating that Harper "could barely throw the ball 40 feet" at one point this summer. "Bryce said it didn’t come from him," Baker told the Washington Post on Wednesday. "Nobody really knows where it comes from because it’s not on the injury report. The trainer said no." Whatever the case, the proof is in the pudding that Harper isn't anywhere close to 100 percent. The reigning National League MVP is batting just .172 in September and .223 since the beginning of July. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:36 am
    New Player Note
    Bryce Harper Was - CF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 5, 4-1 vs Ari
     
  • Marte (back) strikes out as pinch-hitter
    Starling Marte (back) struck out as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday against the Brewers.

    Advice: It was the first plate appearance for Marte since September 5, more than two weeks ago. He could be nearing a return to the starting lineup as the Pirates prepare one last push for a National League Wild Card spot. Marte has hit .310/.361/.456 with nine home runs and 47 stolen bases in 127 games this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:10 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Mike Trout hits three-run homer in win
    Mike Trout hit a three-run homer off Derek Holland and walked Wednesday as the Angels edged the Rangers 5-4.

    Advice: Who said Trout isn't making a difference in meaningful games in September? He's hit .306 with three homers, 11 RBI and 14 walks in 19 games this month. All but two of those games have come against teams in the mix for a spot in the postseason. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:30 pm
  • Padres DFA outfielder Patrick Kivlehan
    Padres designated OF Patrick Kivlehan for assignment.

    Advice: In 16 at-bats with the big league club this season, Kivlehan recorded four hits, including his first major league home run. In a larger sample size, the 26-year-old outfielder slashed .254/.302/.416 with 12 homers and 49 RBI over 370 at-bats for the Triple-A teams of the Rangers, Mariners and Padres. The former two teams both designated him for assignment before he landed with the Padres. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:20 pm
  • Starling Marte (back) not in lineup vs. MIL
    Starling Marte (back) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.

    Advice: Marte last played on September 5. A balky back has sidelined him over the last two weeks. With the All-Star outfielder out of the lineup once more on Wednesday, Adam Frazier will man left field in his place while batting leadoff. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:59 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs ChC
     
  • Padres promote Hunter Renfroe from El Paso
    Padres purchased the contract of OF Hunter Renfroe from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Renfroe was one of the top hitters in the Pacific Coast League this summer, slashing .306/.336/.557 with 30 homers and 105 RBI in 133 games for the El Paso Chihuahuas, whose season ended Tuesday in the Triple-A championship. The plan probably calls for him to make three or four starts over the Padres' final 11 games, which doesn't offer much fantasy appeal. Renfroe, the 13th overall pick in the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft, will challenge for a starting job with San Diego leading into 2017. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:05 pm
  • Padres calling up Renfroe, Margot and others
    Padres manager Andy Green confirmed late Tuesday that the club is calling up prospects Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and Carlos Asuaje.

    Advice: We were hoping this might happen three weeks ago so that Renfroe and Margot -- both top-100 prospects -- might be of some fantasy use, but the El Paso Chihuahuas made a run all the way to the Triple-A championship before falling to the Yankees' Scranton/Wilkes-Barre affiliate on Tuesday night in Memphis. Renfroe, 24, batted .306/.336/.557 with 30 home runs and 105 RBI in 133 games this season at the Triple-A level. Margot, 21, hit .304/.351/.426 with six home runs and 30 stolen bases in 124 games. They'll both be appearing in the majors for the first time. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:06 am
  • Gomez' three hits, two runs spark Rangers
    Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: Gomez once again served as a sparkplug atop the Rangers' lineup, leading off the first and third innings with hits and scoring the team's first two runs of the game. He's now got multiple hits in four straight contests to bring his average up to .276 since joining the Rangers in late August. His revival in Arlington will make the 30-year-old one of the more fascinating players to watch come draft season next spring. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:21 pm
    New Player Note
    Carlos Gómez Tex - LF,CF,RF
     
  • Herrera stuffs stat sheet in win over ChiSox
    Odubel Herrera had a monster day Tuesday, going 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two stolen bases against the White Sox.

    Advice: Herrera drilled a deep one to right-center off of James Shields for a two-run homer in the first inning and followed it up with his trademark bat-flip. He then added a couple singles, with one of them plating a run in the fifth inning. Herrera went through a lengthy lull after the All-Star break but has really picked it up over the last week, batting .536 with two homers, six RBI and four stolen bases in his last seven contests. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:01 pm
  • Braun's wife gives birth to baby boy
    Ryan Braun's wife Larisa gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday afternoon.

    Advice: The kid was named Greyson Joseph. Braun is out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the visiting Pirates, but it sounds like he could return to action Wednesday. Jake Elmore drew the start in left field versus Bucs left-hander Steven Brault. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:52 pm
  • Braun (wife having son) excused from Brewers
    Ryan Braun has been excused from the Brewers with his wife Larisa going into child labor.

    Advice: She is expected to give birth to a baby boy in the next day or so. Jake Elmore will start in left field and bat sixth for the Brewers on Tuesday night against Pirates left-hander Steven Brault. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:19 pm
  • Baker refutes story on Harper's neck/shoulder
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Tom Verducci's SI.com report suggesting that Bryce Harper has continued to play through neck and shoulder discomfort is "inaccurate."

    Advice: "I don't know where he's getting that from," said Dusty. This feels like deja vu, as Baker and Nationals GM Mike Rizzo also had to refute a similar story from Verducci back in early August. Harper is toting a .180 batting average in September and doesn't look anywhere close to 100 percent, but he is starting in right field and batting third for the Nats on Tuesday night against Marlins ace Jose Fernandez. The defending NL MVP refused to address the Verducci report (linked in a previous blurb) when probed about it on Tuesday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:14 pm
    New Player Note
    Bryce Harper Was - CF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 5, 4-1 vs Ari
     
  • Ryan Braun out again Tuesday versus Bucs
    Ryan Braun is out of the Brewers' lineup for Tuesday's series opener versus the Pirates.

    Advice: Braun also sat out of Sunday's series finale against the Cubs, so something could be up here. His wife is apparently close to her due date with the couple's second child, but there's been no announcement from Braun or the Brewers. The veteran outfielder slugged his 29th and 30th homers of the season on Saturday, finishing that game with five RBI. Jake Elmore is in left field and batting sixth Tuesday night against Bucs left-hander Steven Brault. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:43 pm
  • Blash (finger) rehabbing in instructs
    Jabari Blash (finger) is rehabbing in the instructional league.

    Advice: Blash has been out for almost a month with a sprained left middle finger, but he's ready to return to game action. He could rejoin the Padres later this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:57 pm
    15-Day DL
    6:10 pm vs LAD
     
  • Kole Calhoun not in Angels' lineup Monday
    Kole Calhoun is not in Monday's lineup against the Rangers.

    Advice: No word yet on the reason for his absence. Shane Robinson will make the start in right field and bat ninth against Texas left-hander Martin Perez. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:29 pm
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