Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball

in partnership with MLB.com

American Cream League (ID# 11176)
  • Astros recall Marisnick from Triple-A Fresno
    Astros recalled OF Jake Marisnick from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Marisnick saw 10 at-bats in April, but the Astros optioned him to Triple-A at the end of the month after he managed just one hit (and six strikeouts) in his limited action. Still just 25, Marisnick slashed .236/.281/.383 with nine homers, 36 RBI, and 24 steals across 339 at-bats last season at the major league level. He won't see regular playing time, but if he can carve out a niche for himself, he at least makes for a speed option off the bench for fantasy owners in chasm-deep AL-only leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Tyler Goeddel goes hitless in rare start
    Rule 5 pick Tyler Goeddel went 0-for-3 Wednesday in his first start since April 27.

    Advice: It looked like Goeddel would have a big role in the Philadelphia outfield when the season opened, but a 1-for-16 start changed that and now he's made three starts in two weeks. It looks like he'll stay buried for a while. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:35 pm
  • Austin Jackson goes hitless in loss
    Austin Jackson went 0-for-3 from the ninth spot in the White Sox lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jackson hit .293 and stole 27 bases as a 23-year-old rookie in 2010. He hit .300 with 16 homers at age 25 in 2012. Now, though, even if he isn't completely hopeless as a major league regular, he's about as useless for fantasy purposes as a starting outfielder can be. One-sixth of the way through 2016, he has no homers and one steal in 88 at-bats. He's batting .216. He'll almost certainly get better, but it will probably continue to leave him irrelevant for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:23 pm
  • Steve Pearce hits three-run homer in victory
    Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer off Alex Wood to help the Rays beat the Dodgers 8-5 on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Rays have been facing a lot of lefties lately, and Pearce has taken advantage; he's now hitting .300/.375/.520 in 50 at-bats. He'll continue to get extra playing time against righties at Logan Morrison's expense, but he's probably not going to do a whole lot with it; he's best utilized as a platoon player. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:15 pm
    New Player Note
    Steve Pearce TB - 1B,2B,LF,RF
     
  • Ellsbury gets on base five times in victory
    Jacoby Ellsbury was perfect on Wednesday night, going 3-for-3 with two walks and two stolen bases against the Orioles.

    Advice: Ellsbury turned back the clocks and reminded us how dynamic he can be on the baseball diamond. He's now hitting .271/.327/.396 with seven stolen bases. Fantasy owners desperately want the power to return, but the 32-year-old is showing that he can still be an effective fantasy player with a good batting average and the potential for 30-plus steals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:12 pm
  • Peralta goes deep in loss to Marlins
    David Peralta blasted a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Peralta tracked a changeup from Jose Fernandez very well and laced it over the right-center fence for his third homer of the year. He's only 5-for-27 (.185 AVG) in his last eight games, so it was nice to see the 28-year-old get the monkey off his back. He's hitting .255/.311/.455 on the season and should continue to be a fruitful source of RBI batting clean-up with regularity. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:45 pm
    New Player Note
    David Peralta Ari - LF,RF
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Gardner (elbow) X-rays come back negative
    After being hit on the right elbow by a pitch in Wednesday's win over the Orioles, Brett Gardner's X-rays came back negative.

    Advice: Gardner was plunked on the elbow in the top of the eighth inning. It actually resulted in an RBI for the run-hungry Yankees, as the bases were loaded at the time. He would stay in the game before being lifted for defensive replacement Dustin Ackley in the ninth. After the win, manager Joe Girardi said that the speedy outfielder was "pretty sore." Consider him day-to-day moving forward unless the Yankees indicate otherwise. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:41 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @Bal
     
  • Stanton rips another homer in win over AZ
    Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-3 with double, a two-run homer, and a walk in Wednesday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Stanton is killing the baseball these days. He has six homers in his last nine games and, overall, is hitting .258/.374/.596 in 107 plate appearances. The strikeouts will prevent him from competing for a hitting title, but at 6-foot-6 and with 80-grade power, that's not what he's programmed to do. The 26-year-old is meant to crush homers to all parts of the field. He has an outside shot at hitting 50 this year, if he remains healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:38 pm
  • Pham (oblique) steals base in rehab
    Tommy Pham (oblique) went 1-for-2 with a two-run single, a walk and a stolen base in the first game of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Pham injured his oblique on Opening Day and has not seen game action over the last month-plus. He is closing in on a return to the majors now that he has begun his rehab stint and could be activated from the disabled list early next week. Last season, the versatile 28-year-old slashed .268/.347/.477 with seven doubles, five triples, five homers and 18 RBI across 153 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:27 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:45 am vs Phi
     
  • Blackmon notches single, double in win
    Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-3 with a double in Wednesday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Blackmon missed a large chunk of April with a toe injury, but since his return to the lineup at the end of the month, he already has three two-hit games. Wednesday's double was his third of the season. While he is slashing a middling .240/.321/.400 through his first 50 at-bats, those numbers figure to rise as he re-acclimates to regular playing time. Last season, he hit .287/.347/.40 while cracking 17 homers, driving in 58 runs and swiping 43 bases. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:25 pm
  • Early June the soonest Van Slyke could return
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that early June would be the "best-case scenario" for Scott Van Slyke's return to action from a back injury.

    Advice: Van Slyke has been doing exercises to strengthen his core, but he has yet to resume baseball activity. He hit the disabled list in early April with lower back tightness. The 29-year-old outfielder is a strong option against southpaw pitching when he is healthy. Once he has been cleared for baseball activities, we should have a more concrete idea of his recovery timetable. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:28 pm
    15-Day DL
     
  • Bryce Harper slugs 10th home run of 2016
    Bryce Harper slugged his 10th home run of the season on Wednesday afternoon against the Royals.

    Advice: Harper opened the game's scoring in the top of the first inning with an RBI single to center field, kicking off a six-run frame for the visiting Nats. The 2015 National League MVP then went deep off Dillon Gee for a solo shot in the top of the fifth inning. He's sporting a 1.021 OPS on the season, even after wading through a mini slump last week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:25 pm
    New Player Note
    Bryce Harper Was - CF,RF
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Avisail Garcia (hamstring) not in lineup Wed.
    Avisail Garcia (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Garcia is dealing with a tweaked hamstring suffered on Friday against the Orioles. After several days of rest, he had been hoping for a return to the lineup on Wednesday. The White Sox play the Red Sox again on Thursday and Garcia could conceivably crack the lineup for that one if the team feels comfortable with his health. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:44 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm vs Bos
     
  • Braves extend Olivera's administrative leave
    Hector Olivera's administrative leave has been extended.

    Advice: Oliera was taken into custody and charged with misdemeanor assault and battery after a woman called 911 on April 13 outside the Braves' team hotel in Arlington, Virginia alleging that she had been attacked by the 31-year-old Cuban outfielder. The investigation by the Arlington Police Department is still underway. Major League Baseball is also running an investigation of its own under the league's new domestic violence policy. This could take a while to sort out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:39 am
    Suspended
     
  • Steven Moya stays hot with two homers Tuesday
    Tigers OF prospect Steven Moya had another productive game Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Toledo, leading the Mud Hens with four hits including two homers.

    Advice: It's our second Moya blurb in as many days, which should tell you he's pretty locked in right now. He plated five runs Tuesday while finishing a triple shy of the cycle. Moya has reached base eight times in his last nine plate appearances with five extra-base hits over that span. The hot streak has brought his average up to .313. Last year Moya hit just .243 in 540 minor league at-bats Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:24 am
    Not Active
    3:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Nava (knee) expected to rejoin Angels on Fri.
    Daniel Nava (knee) is expected to rejoin the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: And manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Wednesday that Nava will resume serving as the Angels' primary left fielder, which probably means Rafael Ortega is headed back to Triple-A. Nava has been on the disabled list since April 16 with left patella tendinitis. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:36 am
    New Player Note
    Daniel Nava LAA - 1B,LF,RF
    15-Day DL
     
  • Revere (oblique) expected to return Thursday
    Ben Revere (oblique) is expected to rejoin the Nationals on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

    Advice: Revere played a full nine innings of center field Tuesday in his fifth minor league rehab game and came out of it feeling fine. He's been on the disabled list since suffering a strained oblique in the Nationals' regular-season opener. Michael Taylor and Jayson Werth are probably both looking at a reduction in playing time with Revere returning to starting center field duties. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 am
    New Player Note
    Ben Revere Was - LF,CF,RF
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Domingo Santana (shoulder) scratched Wed.
    Domingo Santana was scratched from the Brewers' starting lineup due to lingering shoulder soreness.

    Advice: It's been bothering him all week, though he was able to play on Tuesday. Santana is considered day-to-day for now. Alex Presley will start in right field and Jonathan Villar is now leading off against Anaheim. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:29 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Revere (oblique) plays nine innings at AAA
    Ben Revere (oblique) played a full nine innings of center field Tuesday at Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: And he went 1-for-5 at the plate. It was Revere's fifth minor league rehab game, but only his first time playing all nine innings. The speedy center fielder is due to rejoin the Nats this weekend in Chicago. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:10 am
    New Player Note
    Ben Revere Was - LF,CF,RF
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Ryan Braun returns to Brewers starting lineup
    Ryan Braun is back in the Brewers' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Angels.

    Advice: Braun was given the day off Tuesday due to some routine soreness. He will start in left field and bat third Wednesday versus Angels left-hander Hector Santiago. Braun, 32, is slashing .372/.443/.605 this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:05 am
  • Tommy Pham (oblique) set for rehab games
    Tommy Pham (oblique) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Pham is finally ready for live action again after missing a full month with a strained left oblique. He should rejoin the Cardinals as an active backup outfielder early next week. The 28-year-old has a cool .809 OPS in 176 career major league plate appearances and he can play all three outfield spots. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:40 am
    15-Day DL
    10:45 am vs Phi
     
  • Billy Hamilton (thumb) to sit out Wednesday
    Billy Hamilton (thumb) will sit out Wednesday.

    Advice: Hamilton was pulled from Tuesday night's game against the Giants after reaggravating his left thumb, which he originally jammed April 15 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Consider the speedster day-to-day. Tyler Holt is starting in center field and batting second Wednesday versus San Francisco right-hander Jake Peavy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:50 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Mil
     
  • Heyward (wrist) remains out of lineup Wed.
    Jason Heyward (wrist) remains absent from the Cubs' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Pirates.

    Advice: Heyward has been bothered by right wrist discomfort for a couple of weeks and recently had a bad flareup. He has now missed three straight games. Ben Zobrist is in right field, Tommy La Stella is at second base, Javier Baez is at third base, and Kris Bryant is in left field Wednesday afternoon against Bucs right-hander Juan Nicasio. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:22 am
    New Player Note
    Jason Heyward ChC - CF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    5:05 pm vs Was
     
  • Kemp's solo homer sparks Padre offense
    Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: The poor, poor Rockies would probably prefer Kemp just be traded over to the American League. He has made a career of demolishing the boys from the Rocky Mountains. To wit, Tuesday's fourth-inning home run off Eddie Butler was the 40th of his career against Colorado pitching. He has also hit 40 doubles against the team and holds a monumental .314/.372/.617 triple-slash across 564 career at-bats in match-ups with the Rockies. For the 2016 campaign as a whole, the veteran outfielder is hitting .301/.318/.612 with eight homers and 22 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:24 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Kemp SD - RF
    7:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Cain delivers walk-off single against Nats
    Lorenzo Cain hit a walk-off RBI single to complete the Royals' 7-6, comeback win over the Nationals on Tuesday.

    Advice: It will go down in the scorebook as a single, but Cain tattooed a Jonathan Papelbon pitch to center that was just out of the reach of a sprawling Michael Taylor, plating Mike Moustakas and ending what was a three-run inning for the defending champs. Cain finished 2-for-5 in the game. After seeing his average dip to .200 a little over a week ago, Cain is 9-for-26 (.346) during a six-game hitting streak. It has his overall line up to .240/.305/.302. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:20 pm
  • Blackmon cracks first homer of season
    Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Blackmon led off the contest with a solo home run against Padres starter Andrew Cashner in the top of the first inning. The dinger was his first of the 2016 campaign. A toe injury sidelined him for two weeks in April, but he has legitimate fantasy upside now that he is back in action. Last season, the 29-year-old outfielder slashed .287/.347/.450 with 17 homers, 58 RBI and 43 steals. A 20-20 season is not out of the question if he can maintain his health over the coming months. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:12 pm
  • Billy Burns singles twice in loss to Mariners
    Billy Burns went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a steal in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Burns scored the A's first run, coming home on a Jed Lowrie single in the sixth inning. Incidentally, Lowrie and Burns were the only two Athletic batters to finish the game with multiple hits. Outside of that small whirlpool of action (and a late Khris Davis homer), nothing doing for the home team against Hisashi Iwakuma and company. For the season as a whole, Burns is slashing .264/.302/.341 with three doubles, two triples and eight steals. He brings an obvious speed element to the table, if relatively little else. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:53 pm
  • Gomez has two doubles, run scored vs. Twins
    Carlos Gomez went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored Tuesday against the Twins.

    Advice: Gomez returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing three games with rib cage soreness, and he showed no ill effects in swatting the pair of doubles. It's not the kind of extra-base pop we'd like to see -- he's still without a homer in 2016 -- but it's a step in the right direction. He's been hitting a bit better of late and is batting .229/.256/.313 overall. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:41 pm
    Player Note
    Carlos Gómez Hou - CF
    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Pearce goes 2-for-4, homers against Dodgers
    Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Drawing a start against lefty Scott Kazmir, Pearce connected for a solo home run in the fifth inning. He's been deployed sparingly this year, playing mostly against southpaws -- he's a career .263/.345/.475 hitter against pitchers of that orientation -- and has been serviceable in that role. After Tuesday's game, the 33-year-old is hitting .283/.365/.435 with two home runs in 46 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Steve Pearce TB - 1B,2B,LF,RF
     
  • Billy Hamilton exits with ongoing thumb issue
    Billy Hamilton was removed from Tuesday's game against the Giants with a jammed left thumb.

    Advice: Hamilton first jammed the thumb April 15 at Busch Stadium while making a diving catch and it has bothered him off and on since. He was 0-for-2 before exiting on Tuesday night and is batting just .215/.271/.354 in 23 games this season. Tyler Holt took over in center field. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:55 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Mil
     
  • Revere (oblique) on track for weekend return
    Ben Revere (oblique) is on track to rejoin the Nationals this weekend in Chicago.

    Advice: Revere is playing in his fifth rehab game Tuesday at Triple-A Syracuse, though he's yet to go a full nine innings. The speedy center fielder has been sidelined since the first game of the 2016 regular season because of a right oblique strain. Michael Taylor and Jayson Werth figure to lose playing time upon Revere's return to Washington's outfield mix. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:09 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Revere Was - LF,CF,RF
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Avisail Garcia (hamstring) aims to play Wed.
    Avisail Garcia (hamstring) is aiming to return to the White Sox starting lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Garcia tweaked his hamstring last Friday night and will take another day of rest Tuesday against the Red Sox. Jerry Sands is starting at DH and batting seventh. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:02 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm vs Bos
     
  • Carlos Gomez (ribs) back in Houston lineup
    Carlos Gomez (ribs) is back in the Astros' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Twins.

    Advice: Gomez missed three straight games because of some mild soreness in his right rib cage. The dynamic 30-year-old will start in center field and bat seventh in his return to action Tuesday versus Twins righty Alex Meyer. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:12 pm
    Player Note
    Carlos Gómez Hou - CF
    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Domingo Santana (lat) back in action Tuesday
    Domingo Santana (shoulder) is back in the Brewers' starting lineup Tuesday versus the angels.

    Advice: Santana was a late scratch from Monday's series opener due to tightness in his right lat. It clearly wasn't anything too serious. He is starting in right field and batting leadoff Tuesday against Nick Tropeano. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:03 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Ryan Braun getting day off Tuesday vs. Halos
    Ryan Braun is out of the Brewers' starting lineup Tuesday due to general soreness.

    Advice: It sounds like a routine day off, for the most part. Braun went 3-for-3 on Monday night against the Angels and is batting .372/.443/.605 in 24 total games this year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:02 pm
  • Steven Moya slugs his way to three hits
    Tigers OF prospect Steven Moya delivered three hits Monday in a win for Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Moya also walked and scored two runs. 13 of Moya's 26 hits this year have gone for extra bases including five home runs. The 24-year-old is hitting .286 for the season, well above his .250 career average. Moya's strikeout rate has also improved. He's struck out in 22 percent of his at-bats this year compared to 32.4 last season. Moya hit .182 in nine games for the Tigers in 2015. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:52 am
    Not Active
    3:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Jason Heyward (wrist) out again Tuesday
    Jason Heyward (wrist) is out of the starting lineup again on Tuesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: The struggling Heyward is dealing with a sore right wrist, but hopes to return as soon as Wednesday. Kris Bryant will play right field Tuesday while Jorge Soler will start in left and bat second. Javier Baez will play third base. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:41 am
    New Player Note
    Jason Heyward ChC - CF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    5:05 pm vs Was
     
  • Santana dealing with tightness in lat area
    Brewers manager Craig Counsell said after Monday's game that Domingo Santana developed some tightness in the lat area behind his right shoulder.

    Advice: Santana was a late scratch from Monday's lineup. The Brewers will see how he feels on Tuesday before updating his status. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:33 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Ryan Braun dealing with general soreness
    Brewers manager Craig Counsell said after Monday's game that Ryan Braun is dealing with "general soreness."

    Advice: It doesn't sound like a major concern, but Braun is not a sure thing to play Tuesday. The 32-year-old went 3-for-3 on Monday against the Angels and is batting .372/.443/.605 overall this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:30 pm
  • Domingo Santana (shoulder) scratched Mon.
    Domingo Santana was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Angels with right shoulder tightness.

    Advice: It's probably safe to call him day-to-day. Alex Presley will start in his place in right field and hit leadoff. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:03 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Gomez (ribs) ramps up baseball activity
    Carlos Gomez (ribs) did some baseball activity on Monday.

    Advice: It's good news for Gomez, who will miss his third straight game Monday with soreness in his left rib cage. Astros manager A.J. Hinch is optimistic that he'll be able to return during the team's series against the Twins this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:37 pm
    Player Note
    Carlos Gómez Hou - CF
    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Jason Heyward dealing with a sore right wrist
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that Jason Heyward is out of Monday's lineup with a sore right wrist.

    Advice: There's no indication that it's serious, but it provides more context on his struggles. The high-priced outfielder went 0-for-17 on the team's recent homestand and is batting just .211/.317/.256 overall. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:28 pm
    New Player Note
    Jason Heyward ChC - CF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    5:05 pm vs Was
     
  • Pham (oblique) to take BP Monday
    Tommy Pham (oblique) is set to take batting practice Monday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

    Advice: If all goes well, Pham should begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week. The 28-year-old injured his oblique on Opening Day, but he could be back with the Cardinals in the next couple of weeks. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:32 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:45 am vs Phi
     
  • Jason Heyward not in Cubs' lineup Monday
    Jason Heyward is not in the Cubs' starting lineup Monday night against the Pirates.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for the $184 million right fielder, who went 0-for-5 on Sunday and is batting .211/.317/.256 over his first 104 plate appearances with the Cubs. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:05 pm
    New Player Note
    Jason Heyward ChC - CF,RF
    Day-to-Day
    5:05 pm vs Was
     
  • Daniel Nava to begin rehab assignment Monday
    Daniel Nava (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Inland Empire on Monday.

    Advice: Nava is only expected to need a couple of games to get his timing back before he's deemed ready to rejoin the Angels. His return could force Rafael Ortega back to Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:41 pm
    New Player Note
    Daniel Nava LAA - 1B,LF,RF
    15-Day DL
     
  • Scott Van Slyke (back) likely out until June
    Scott Van Slyke (back) is not expected to return before June.

    Advice: Van Slyke has been out for three weeks with a lower back injury and still hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities. The 29-year-old has been a weapon for the Dodgers against left-handed pitching the last few seasons, so his absence for what looks like will be at least a couple months is notable. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:13 pm
    15-Day DL
     
  • Carlos Gomez (ribs) not doing activities
    Carlos Gomez (ribs) will not do any baseball activities on Sunday.

    Advice: Gomez is sitting out a second straight game with soreness in his left rib cage, and injury that occurred when he dove for a ball in Friday's game. He will attempt to resume baseball activities on Monday, although it's unclear whether he could return to the lineup that night. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:02 pm
    Player Note
    Carlos Gómez Hou - CF
    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Ryan Braun's no-trade list has changed
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Ryan Braun can be traded to the Angels, Dodgers, Marlins, Diamondbacks, Padres and Giants without his approval.

    Advice: Rosenthal has corrected the list of teams that he reported on Saturday. Braun has roughly $100 million remaining on his contract, but he had a nice 2015 season and is off to a .333/.409/.577 start this year, which Rosenthal says has put him on the radar of teams that might want to trade for a bat. It's unclear whether Braun would be willing to consider waiving his no-trade clause in order to be dealt to a team not on the aforementioned list. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:34 am
  • Garcia (hamstring) won't be ready by Tuesday
    Avisail Garcia (hamstring) is not expected to be ready to play by Tuesday.

    Advice: Garcia tweaked his hamstring on Friday and is sitting out his second straight game Sunday. It appears he won't be ready after Monday's off day, either, although there hasn't been talk of a disabled list stint yet. Jerry Sands will handle the designated hitter duties while Garcia is out. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:17 am
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm vs Bos
     
  • Billy Hamilton batting second for Reds
    Billy Hamilton is batting second for the Reds on Sunday.

    Advice: Hamilton has spent most of the season in the No. 9 spot but has earned a move up in the order with six hits in his last 17 at-bats. Zack Cozart remains in the leadoff spot for the Reds, while Eugenio Suarez has been moved down to the No. 6 spot. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:57 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Mil
     
  • Rosenthal: Braun trade becoming more realistic
    According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the possibility of the Brewers trading Ryan Braun is becoming "more realistic."

    Advice: If the Brewers want to sell high, now would be the time to do it. Braun has gotten off to a great start, hitting .333 with five homers and 18 RBI over his first 22 games. The Brewers are sitting at 8-15 right now and things probably aren't going to get much better as the season wears on. Braun still has four years left on his contract so there's no immediate incentive to move him, though trading him to acquire prospects wouldn't be a bad move as Milwaukee looks to rebuild. The 32-year-old has the power to veto a trade to any team except the Angels, Dodgers, Marlins, Nationals and Rays. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:01 pm
  • Hamilton has three hits, run scored vs. Bucs
    Billy Hamilton went 3-for-4 with a run scored in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

    Advice: Hamilton, batting ninth, had three of the Reds' six hits against Francisco Liriano and company. The multi-hit game was Hamilton's first of the season -- he had just six hits coming into the game. Needless to say, it's been a disappointing start to the year for the 25-year-old, who's hitting just .218 with four steals in 20 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:52 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Mil
     
  • Nava close to beginning rehab assignment
    Daniel Nava (knee) is expected to begin a rehab assignment early next week.

    Advice: It's good timing for the Angels with Craig Gentry battling back stiffness. Nava has sat out the last two weeks with left knee tendinitis but has been working out in Arizona and should begin a rehab assignment any day now. He was hitting .286 before the injury. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:21 pm
    New Player Note
    Daniel Nava LAA - 1B,LF,RF
    15-Day DL
     
  • Burns smacks two-run single against Astros
    Billy Burns hit a two-run single in the second inning to lead the A's past the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: The A's managed just five hits, but his single with the bases loaded ended up being enough for the home side. Burns has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games to raise his line to .278/.321/.367. He's also doing his stolen base thing, racking up seven steals through the month of April. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:40 pm
  • Garcia could be sidelined through weekend
    Avisail Garcia (hamstring) is not in the White Sox lineup Saturday against the Orioles.

    Advice: He's not expected to play on Sunday either. The White Sox are off on Monday, which means the earliest we'd see him is Tuesday. Garcia tweaked his hamstring in Friday night's loss. "It’s a little tight," said manager Robin Ventura. "I don’t think it’s a DL situation there but he definitely did something going down the line there." Jerry Sands will DH and bat seventh Saturday with Garcia sidelined. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:39 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm vs Bos
     
  • Carlos Gomez sits with soreness in rib cage
    Carlos Gomez is dealing with soreness in his left rib cage and is expected to miss a few games.

    Advice: X-rays have already ruled out a fracture, but he's sore enough that he isn't able to give it a full go. Gomez sustained the injury diving for a ball in the outfield during the ninth inning on Friday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:20 am
    Player Note
    Carlos Gómez Hou - CF
    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Carlos Gomez not in Astros lineup on Saturday
    Carlos Gomez is not in the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Gomez returned to action on Friday after missing a game after he was drilled in the wrist by a pitch during Wednesday's contest. It's unclear if his absence on Saturday is due to the wrist or simply because he's hitting .213/.241/.275 on the year. Preston Tucker is starting in left field with Colby Rasmus manning center field defensively. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:36 am
    Player Note
    Carlos Gómez Hou - CF
    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Matt Kemp hits three-run homer in win
    Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 and hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth to help the Padres beat the Dodgers 5-1 on Friday.

    Advice: It has to be particularly sweet for him when Kemp leads the Padres past his former team. His tiebreaking homer came off Chris Hatcher tonight, and the Padres went on to add an insurance run in the ninth. Kemp has seven homers and 18 RBI in 22 games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:36 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Kemp SD - RF
    7:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Avi Garcia suffers hamstring injury on Friday
    Avisail Garcia tweaked his hamstring during the final out of Friday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Garcia will be re-evaluated on Saturday, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out on Saturday as a precautionary measure. He collected an RBI triple in Friday's game before suffering the injury. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:10 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm vs Bos
     
  • Rockies activate Charlie Blackmon from DL
    Rockies activated OF Charlie Blackmon from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Blackmon missed two weeks of action with a toe injury but is back at his regular spot atop the Rockies lineup on Friday. Prior to his injury, Blackmon was hitting just .185/.241/.333 with no homers and three RBI in his first eight games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:38 pm
  • Giancarlo Stanton getting a day off Friday
    Giancarlo Stanton is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just receiving a day of rest. The Marlins have Ichiro Suzuki in right field and in the leadoff spot in their first game without Dee Gordon. J.T. Realmuto and Adeiny Hechavarria are also getting breathers, as Jeff Mathis is catching and Miguel Rojas is at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:30 pm
  • Stanton smashes solo home run late in win
    Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Stanton's solo homer off reliever Pedro Baez in the eighth boosted the Marlin lead to 5-2 and offered a nice insurance run in the process. The superstar slugger is now slashing .253/.352/.560 with seven homers and 18 RBI over 75 at-bats as April draws to a close. Even with the somewhat middling average, he is an elite power hitter. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:06 pm
  • Burns steals two bases in loss to Tigers
    Billy Burns went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, and two stolen bases Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: After drawing a walk in the third inning, Burns stole second and third base before eventually being brought home on a single by Josh Reddick. The speedster lost some playing time to Coco Crisp in the early part of the season, but he has been in the lineup pretty regularly of late. Burns has shown an elite contact rate so far, striking out just five times in 18 games, but it has led to a modest .268/.316/.366 batting line and just one RBI. On the bright side, he has six steals. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:18 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (wrist) expects to play Friday
    Carlos Gomez (wrist) expects to return to the Astros' starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Gomez made an early exit from Wednesday's game against the Mariners after taking a pitch off his right wrist, but X-rays turned up negative. This might be a good excuse to get the ultra-active 30-year-old center fielder some physical and mental rest. He's batting just .197/.228/.250 through 21 games this season. Preston Tucker entered to play left field on Wednesday with Colby Rasmus shifting to center. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:20 am
    Player Note
    Carlos Gómez Hou - CF
    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • X-rays turn up clean on wrist of Carlos Gomez
    X-rays turned up negative on Carlos Gomez's right wrist.

    Advice: Gomez made an early exit from Wednesday's game against the Mariners after taking a pitch off his wrist, but he only suffered a bruise. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:24 pm
    Player Note
    Carlos Gómez Hou - CF
    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Gomez exits after being hit on wrist by pitch
    Carlos Gomez exited Wednesday's game against the Mariners after being hit by a pitch on the right wrist.

    Advice: Gomez was plunked by Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma to lead off the top of the fourth inning. He was subsequently replaced by pinch-runner Preston Tucker. The Astros should issue an update as to Gomez's status on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:35 pm
    Player Note
    Carlos Gómez Hou - CF
    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Revere (oblique) heads to Triple-A for rehab
    MLB.com's William Ladson reports that Ben Revere (oblique) will begin his rehab stint at Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday.

    Advice: The speedy center fielder reported there on Wednesday and should play at least half a game in his rehab debut Thursday night. Revere has been sidelined since the Nationals' season-opening game because of a right oblique strain. With his rehab stint about to get underway, an early May return is looking more and more likely. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:39 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Revere Was - LF,CF,RF
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Revere (oblique) beginning rehab assignment
    Ben Revere (oblique) is beginning a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday night.

    Advice: Revere made it through a full workout on Tuesday and got the go-ahead for minor league games a few days earlier than expected. He should rejoin the Nationals early next week. The speedy outfielder has been on the shelf since April 6 with a right oblique strain. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:42 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Revere Was - LF,CF,RF
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Blackmon (toe) to play nine innings at High-A
    Charlie Blackmon (toe) is scheduled to play nine innings of center field Wednesday with High-A Modesto.

    Advice: Blackmon went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his rehab debut on Tuesday, but the Rockies are more worried about his turf toe than any offensive results and he reported no physical issues during or after the game. Blackmon should be ready to rejoin Colorado's active roster this weekend if his toe continues to hold up. He's been on the shelf since April 13. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:52 am
  • Stanton stings Kershaw for three-run homer
    Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run home run off Clayton Kershaw in Tuesday's 6-3 win.

    Advice: Back-to-back RBI singles by Martin Prado and Christian Yelich had already brought home two runs against Kershaw when Stanton stepped to the plate with one out in the sixth inning. He did what sluggers do, turning a small inning into a big one and connecting for a three-run home run to center that traveled an estimated 425 feet. Yowza. Stanton's Marlins are treading water at 8-11, but that is through no fault of his own. He is slashing .246/.338/.536 with six homers and 16 RBI across 69 at-bats. With Tuesday's homer, he has now gone yard in three consecutive games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:45 pm
  • Braun has two-run, pinch-hit double vs. Cubs
    Ryan Braun hit a two-run, pinch-hit double Tuesday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Getting a rare day off, Braun still found a way to contribute when he sliced a Pedro Strop fastball to the right field corner. The double cut the Cubs' lead to 4-3, but that's as close as the Brewers would get. Braun has been terrific this year even if his team has not -- the 32-year-old is hitting .373/.440/.657 with five homers, 17 RBI and 12 runs scored in his 19 games played. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:59 pm
  • Avisail Garcia smacks third homer on Tuesday
    Avisail Garcia hit a solo homer, drove in two runs and scored three times in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Garcia got the scoring going with a dinger in the third inning and wrapped up the scoring with a sac fly in the ninth. It was his third longball of the season, although he's hitting only .186/.269/.373 this month. The White Sox had little trouble against R.A. Dickey and the Jays' bullpen, piling up 15 hits -- including three homers -- and 10 runs. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:54 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm vs Bos
     
  • Ryan Braun getting day off Tuesday vs. Cubs
    Ryan Braun is getting a day off Tuesday.

    Advice: Milwaukee's scheduled team off-day on Monday allows the veteran outfielder to get two consecutive days of rest. Braun told reporters Tuesday that his back is holding up fine. He's slashing .364/.432/.636 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 18 games played. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:37 pm
  • Ben Revere (oblique) took full swings Tues.
    Ben Revere (oblique) took full swings Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done that since landing on the disabled list April 6 with a right oblique strain. Revere is hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment soon with an eye on rejoining the Nationals during their upcoming road trip to St. Louis, Kansas City, and Chicago. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:13 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Revere Was - LF,CF,RF
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Scott Van Slyke (back) still not cleared
    Scott Van Slyke (back) has yet to be cleared for baseball activities.

    Advice: He's been sidelined with lower back tightness since April 12. Van Slyke has been working to strengthen his core muscles but there's no indication he's close to resuming baseball activities. The Dodgers' outfield has been plagued by injuries all year, though Carl Crawford's return Tuesday should provide a nice boost. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:11 am
    15-Day DL
     
  • Giancarlo Stanton hits fifth homer in win
    Giancarlo Stanton homered, doubled and walked in the Marlins' 3-2 defeat of the Dodgers on Monday.

    Advice: Stanton has yet to get hot, but he has five homers in 17 games anyway. No one else on the Marlins has more than two. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:21 pm
  • Jacoby Ellsbury hits first homer of season
    Jacoby Ellsbury singled and smacked a solo homer in Monday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: The longball was Ellsbury's first of the season, and it came off a left-hander (Cesar Ramos). The 32-year-old has picked it up at the dish of late, batting .375 over his last six games. Ellsbury also has five stolen bases on the year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:05 pm
  • Billy Hamilton (thumb) back in lineup Monday
    Billy Hamilton (thumb) is back in center field for the Reds on Monday night against the Mets.

    Advice: He'll bat ninth versus Mets righty Noah Syndergaard. Hamilton took several games with a bruised left thumb. The speedy center fielder is batting just .158/.256/.342 with two stolen bases in 15 games this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:46 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Mil
     
  • Braves have attempted to trade Hector Olivera
    According to Yahoo's Jeff Passan, the Braves have tried to trade Hector Olivera since his arrest for assault and battery earlier this month in Arlington, Virginia.

    Advice: Olivera was taken into custody April 13 outside the Braves' team hotel in Arlington -- a suburb of Washington, D.C. -- after a woman called 911 alleging that she had been assaulted by the 31-year-old Cuban outfielder. He's on administrative leave and a suspension is likely coming under MLB's new domestic violence initiative even if the misdemeanor is dropped. As for the trade inquiries, one opposing executive told Passan that he "can't believe they even asked." Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:41 am
    Suspended
     
  • Astros option Jake Marisnick to AAA Fresno
    Astros optioned OF Jake Marisnick to Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Marisnick was off to a dreadful 1-for-10 start this year in Houston, with six strikeouts and one walk in 12 games. He's better off getting regular playing time on the farm as he tries to work his way out of this early-season slump. Marisnick, 25, is buried on the Astros' talented outfield depth chart. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:04 am
    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Billy Hamilton (thumb) serves as pinch-hitter
    Billy Hamilton (thumb) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Sunday's blowout loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Hamilton hadn't appeared in a game since Wednesday due to a bruised left thumb. It's a good sign for that injury that he already feels well enough to swing a bat and the 25-year-old center fielder should return to full-time duty this week. Hamilton is batting .158/.256/.342 with two stolen bases and six runs scored in 15 games this season for Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com Apr 25, 5:34 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Mil
     
Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by Yahoo Fantasy. Please download a supported browser.