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  • Bregman (hamstring) returns with RBI single
    Alex Bregman (hamstring) smacked a pinch-hit RBI single Tuesday in the Astros' defeat of the Mariners.

    Advice: It was the first plate appearance in nearly two weeks for Bregman, who had been sidelined since September 14 because of a right hamstring strain. The initial diagnosis came with a timetable of 4-6 weeks, suggesting he was finished for the remainder of the 2016 regular season, but the 22-year-old top prospect made a swift recovery and could even start a few games before all is said and done. Bregman has a cool .797 OPS with eight home runs, 33 RBI, and 31 runs scored through his first 48 major league games. Impressive stuff all around. Rotoworld.com 51 minutes ago
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    11:10 am vs Sea
     
  • Anderson has homer, three RBI in Sox' rout
    Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored in the White Sox' 13-6 beatdown of the Rays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Anderson did damage with each of his three hits, collecting an RBI single in the first inning before swatting a run-scoring double in the second. He then capped it off with a solo shot, his eighth of the season, in the eighth inning. It's been a successful rookie campaign for the 23-year-old, who is hitting .278/.300/.411 with those eight homers, 28 RBI, 54 runs scored and 10 steals in 94 games overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Querecuto smacks two-run triple for first hit
    Juniel Querecuto got his first major league hit in style Tuesday, swatting a two-run triple in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Querecuto got the start at second base and batted ninth in the contest, and in his last at-bat he lined a pitch to left-center field that eluded center fielder Leury Garcia -- and was aided by Garcia's shenanigans that followed -- for his first big league hit, his first triple and his first two runs batted in. He later scored his first run as well. Querecuto doesn't appear to have a long major league career ahead of him, but nobody can take Tuesday away from him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Aledmys Diaz honors JF16 with grand slam
    Aledmys Diaz paid tribute to his friend Jose Fernandez on Tuesday, hitting a grand slam en route to the Cardinals' 12-5 drubbing of the Reds.

    Advice: Diaz, who was away from the Cardinals on Monday to be with Fernandez's family in Miami, smacked a Robert Stephenson fastball into the left-center field bleachers to give the Cardinals a 5-2 lead in the bottom fourth inning Tuesday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. As he touched home plate he pointed to the sky in remembrance of his boyhood friend, and again Diaz gestured to the heavens after a curtain call from Cardinals fans. The 26-year-old shortstop will surely be playing with a heavy heart for as long as the Cards stay in it, but Tuesday was a moment he likely won't forget. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Peralta homers, drives in four against Reds
    Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Peralta hit a three-run jack in the fifth inning, one of the Cardinals' five home runs on the night. The homer was a big one for Peralta personally, as he hadn't gone yard since September 6. The 34-year-old has just eight homers and 29 RBI in total through 77 games, and he's slashing a pedestrian .259/.307/.415 in those games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Suarez picks up three hits, two runs vs. STL
    Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Suarez swatted three singles in the game, and he's now got a modest five-game hitting streak during which he's 9-for-22 with five runs scored. The 25-year-old has 20 home runs, 66 RBI, 77 runs scored and 10 steals to go with a .251/.320/.412 overall this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Mondesi scores winning run in the 11th inning
    Raul Mondesi walked, stole a base and scored the game-winning run in the 11th inning as the Royals outlasted the Twins 4-3 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Mondesi wasn't even a starter Tuesday, entering in the late stages after Cheslor Cuthbert was pinch-run for. Mondesi got a chance to hit in the 11th, though, and drew a leadoff walk. He then stole second base -- his ninth steal of the year -- and came around to score on a sacrifice fly four batters later. The 21-year-old should compete for a roster spot, possibly even the starting second base gig, next spring. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:34 pm
  • Escobar launches sixth homer against Royals
    Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Escobar took Royals starter Ian Kennedy deep in the fourth inning for a solo shot, his sixth of the year. Before Tuesday, the 27-year-old had been just 5-for-56 in the month of September. The light-hitting infielder is batting .239/.277/.345 in 100 games overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 pm
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    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS,LF
    4:15 pm @KC
     
  • Jean Segura slugs home run No. 20
    Jean Segura clubbed his 20th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: After slugging a pair of longballs Monday, Segura led off the game Tuesday with another dinger. He continues to extend his career high in home runs in what has been a career year for the Diamondbacks' shortstop. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:55 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) only out 2-3 days
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is only expected to miss 2-3 days.

    Advice: Nunez was sent for an MRI on Monday after injuring his right hamstring on a slide in Sunday's series finale against the Padres. The exam apparently showed nothing serious. Conor Gillaspie is starting at third base for the Giants on Tuesday night against Colorado. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:59 pm
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    7:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) out Tuesday night
    Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) is out of the Giants' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Nunez injured his right hamstring on a slide in Sunday's series finale against the Padres. Conor Gillaspie will start at third base and bat eighth for the Giants on Tuesday versus Rockies right-hander German Marquez. Nunez was scheduled to undergo an MRI on the hamstring Monday or Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:31 pm
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    7:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Blue Jays recall Andy Burns from Buffalo
    Blue Jays recalled INF/OF Andy Burns from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Burns will add depth to the Jays' bench with Devon Travis nursing a shoulder injury. The versatile Burns batted just .230/.285/.352 this year at the Triple-A level. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:52 pm
  • Wilmer Flores felt more wrist pain Monday
    Wilmer Flores felt lingering pain in his wrist while trying to swing a bat on Monday.

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

    Advice: Diaz was excused from the club on Monday to visit and mourn with the family of Jose Fernandez in Miami. The two grew up together in Cuba. Diaz will start at shortstop and bat seventh Tuesday versus Reds right-hander Robert Stephenson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:08 pm
  • Giants acquire Gordon Beckham from Braves
    Giants acquired INF Gordon Beckham from the Braves for INF Rich Rodriguez.

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

    Advice: Castro appeared as pinch-hitter during Monday's game and now he's ready to return to the starting lineup. He'll hit cleanup against David Price. The 26-year-old has been out for 10 days with a right hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:35 pm
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  • Giants near deal to acquire Gordon Beckham
    Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants are "very close" to acquiring infielder Gordon Beckham from the Braves.

    Advice: Eduardo Nunez is out with a hamstring injury, so Beckham would provide some infield depth this week. He would not be eligible for the postseason. Beckham, 30, is batting just .217/.300/.354 over 273 plate appearances this season and will hit free agency this winter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:50 am
    7:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Kang could get time at SS next season
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle hinted Monday that Jung Ho Kang could see more time at shortstop next season.

    Advice: Kang has exclusively played third base this season, though he hasn't been as sharp defensively. The feeling is that he could see some improvement another year removed from a torn MCL and fractured tibia, possibly opening the door for a return to shortstop. "Will there be an opportunity for him to move back at short any time next year based on the rehab and the strength and what he's able to show?" said Hurdle. "That's going to be an interesting development." Starting shortstop Jordy Mercer remains under team control for next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 am
  • Castro (hamstring) appears as pinch-hitter
    Starlin Castro (hamstring) flew out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning during Monday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Castro has been out since September 17 with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:36 am
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  • Jonathan Villar homers twice against Rangers
    Jonathan Villar homered twice, doubled and knocked in five runs to lead the Brewers past the Rangers 8-3 on Monday.

    Advice: That's not so good for the old stolen base numbers there, Jonathan. Still, he's up to 18 homers this year after hitting 10 over 589 at-bats in parts of three seasons with the Astros. There was no doubt he'd steal a whole bunch of bases if the playing time was to be had, but the power outburst didn't seem so likely. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:21 pm
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    Jonathan Villar Mil - 2B,3B,SS
    5:05 pm @Tex
     
  • Jean Segura slugs two homers in D'Backs rout
    Jean Segura clubbed a pair of home runs and drove in three in Monday's blowout win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Segura got the scoring starting for the D'Backs with a solo shot in the fourth and then added a two-run shot in the eighth. He also had a single on the night. A lot of things have gone wrong for Arizona this season, but Segura certainly hasn't been one of them. He's up to a career-high 19 home runs and is just four hits shy of a 200-hit campaign. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:47 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera drives in a couple runs
    Asdrubal Cabrera reached base four times and drove in two runs in Monday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Cabrera plated a couple runs in the fifth inning after the Marlins had jumped out to a 7-0 lead. He also had a single and a couple walks on the night, continuing his red-hot hitting in spite of the fact that he's been battling some nagging injuries. He's batting .367 since returning from the disabled list last month. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:18 pm
  • Baez's six RBI propel Cubs to 100th victory
    Javier Baez hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs in Monday's victory over the Pirates.

    Advice: Baez took Chad Kuhl deep in the fourth inning for his second grand slam of the season. He wasn't done there, adding a two-RBI single in the sixth to extend the Cubs' lead to 11-0 at the time. Kris Bryant also went deep for the Cubbies, who claimed their 100th victory of the season. It's the first time since 1935 that the Cubs have reached 100 wins. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:58 pm
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    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    4:05 pm @Pit
     
  • Diaz away from Cards after Fernandez's death
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that Aledmys Diaz traveled to Miami on Monday to be with family and close friends following the tragic passing of Jose Fernandez.

    Advice: Diaz was childhood friends and neighbors with Fernandez, who was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident. "That was a place he needed to be today," said Matheny. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:10 pm
  • Castro (hammy) available as pinch-hitter
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Starlin Castro (hamstring) is available as a pinch-hitter Monday.

    Advice: Castro has been out since September 17 with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring, but he felt well enough to run the bases on Monday. It's unclear when he could be ready to return to the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:49 pm
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  • Bregman (hamstring) not ruled out from return
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch hasn't ruled out Alex Bregman (hamstring) from returning this week.

    Advice: It was previously thought that Bregman was unlikely to return unless the Astros made a deep run into the playoffs, but he was able to make it through a full workout on Monday. If anything, he could get some peace of mind going into the winter. The outstanding rookie has been out since September 14 with a hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:16 pm
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    11:10 am vs Sea
     
  • Diaz out of Monday's lineup
    Aledmys Diaz is out of the Cardinals' lineup Monday versus the Reds.

    Advice: Diaz, who was childhood friends and neighbors with Jose Fernandez, was also out of the lineup on Sunday. The club will allow him to leave the team for Fernandez's funeral if he chooses to do so. Jedd Gyorko is playing shortstop Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:02 pm
  • Bregman (hamstring) does baseball activity
    Alex Bregman (hamstring) did some baseball activities on the field Monday. did some running on the field today and took some ground balls and hit

    Advice: Bregman, out since September 14 with a right hamstring strain, did some running on the field in addition to taking grounders and hitting. He said things went well, but odds are we've seen the last of him this season, even if the Astros were to make a remarkable run this week and snag one of the Wild Card spots. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:50 pm
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    11:10 am vs Sea
     
  • Jose Iglesias (personal) in lineup on Monday
    Jose Iglesias is back in the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday night against the Indians.

    Advice: Iglesias was scratched from the Tigers' lineup Sunday following the death of his friend and fellow Cuban Jose Fernandez. He'll start at shortstop and bat ninth Monday versus Indians right-hander Corey Kluber. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:29 pm
  • Reds place Zack Cozart (knee) on 15-day DL
    Reds placed SS Zack Cozart on the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Cozart hadn't appeared in a game since September 10 due to a nagging right knee injury and he won't play in another game this season. This was really just a procedural move. The 31-year-old shortstop finishes with a .252/.308/.425 batting line, 16 homers, 50 RBI, four steals, and 67 runs scored. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter after making $2.925 million in 2016. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:53 am
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Peralta drives home lone run in loss to Cubs
    Jhonny Peralta went 1-for-4 and plated the Cardinals' lone run in Sunday night's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: His run-scoring single in the eighth inning got the Cardinals on the board, cutting their deficit in half at 2-1. That would be the extent of their offense though. It has been a disappointing and injury-plagued season for the veteran infielder who is now hitting .251/.298/.395 with seven homers and 25 RBI in his 75 games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:24 pm
  • Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) will undergo MRI
    Eduardo Nunez is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured right hamstring.

    Advice: Nunez sustained the injury while sliding, forcing his early exit from Sunday's game against the Padres. The speedy infielder doesn't believe that it's serious though and remains hopeful that he'll be in the starting lineup on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:57 pm
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    7:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Adam Rosales goes deep in win over Giants
    Adam Rosales went 1-for-3 with a homer and a walk as the Padres came from behind to beat the Giants 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in San Diego.

    Advice: Rosales tagged Giants starter Ty Blach for a solo shot in the third inning, pulling the Padres to within a run at 3-2. The lefty-mashing utility man has been on a tear as of late and is now slashing .232/.322/.502 with 13 long balls and 35 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:51 pm
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    Adam Rosales SD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs LAD
     
  • Corey Seager smahes game-tying home run
    Corey Seager smashed a game-tying home run in the ninth inning on Sunday, which ultimately led to the Dodgers defeating the Rockies 4-3.

    Advice: Seager tied the game at 2-2 with a run-scoring triple in the seventh inning. He then tagged Rockies closer Adam Ottavino for the game-tying blast with two outs in the ninth inning to force extras, where Charlie Culberson socked a walk-off homer in the 10th. Seager finished the day 3-for-5 and is now hitting a robust .313/.371/.523 with 26 homers and 72 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:23 pm
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    Corey Seager LAD - SS
    7:10 pm @SD
     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera hits grand slam in 17-0 rout
    Asdrubal Cabrera finished 2-for-5 with four RBI in the Mets' 17-0 rout of the Phillies on Sunday.

    Advice: That's not a football score. Jose Reyes also drove in four runs for the Mets in the afternoon outburst at Citi Field, and Curtis Granderson slugged his 30th home run of the season. Cabrera singled in the sixth inning and popped a grand slam off Frank Herrmann in the seventh. The veteran shortstop has been a steadying force for the Mets all season, now with a .281/.336/.482 batting line and 23 homers in 135 games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:59 pm
  • Aledmys Diaz not in Cardinals lineup Sunday
    Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Cubs.

    Advice: It's unclear if Diaz was going to sit out anyways, or if manager Mike Matheny is giving him a day to grieve after his childhood friend and neighbor, Jose Fernandez, was killed in a tragic boating accident early Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:54 pm
  • Didi Gregorius goes deep in loss to Blue Jays
    Didi Gregorius slugged a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Gregorius' dinger off of Marco Estrada to lead off the seventh inning knotted the game up at the time. The Yankees wound up taking the lead in the top of the ninth but then gave in back in the bottom of the frame. Gregorius' 19 longballs exceed his previous career high by 10. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:32 pm
  • Brandon Crawford (finger) returns to lineup
    Brandon Crawford (finger) is back in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Crawford missed four games with a dislocated left pinkie, but he's ready to give it a go in this one. Crawford is at shortstop and batting seventh against Clayton Richard and the Padres. Brandon Belt and Angel Pagan are sitting out against the lefty, as the Giants have Buster Posey at first base and Gorkys Hernandez in center field. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:35 am
  • Jordy Mercer (forearm) returns to lineup
    Jordy Mercer (forearm) is back in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's his first start since Wednesday as Mercer has battled a flexor issue in his right arm. He's at shortstop and batting sixth against A.J. Cole and the Nationals. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:10 am
  • Jose Iglesias scratched from Tigers' lineup
    Jose Iglesias was a late scratch from the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Chris McCosky of the Detroit News says that Iglesias "was tore up pretty good" by the death of fellow Cuban Jose Fernandez and it appears that's the reason for him being scratched. Andrew Romine has replaced Iglesias at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:40 am
  • Jose Iglesias (hand) back in action Saturday
    Jose Iglesias (hand) singled and scored a run in five trips to the plate Saturday against the Royals.

    Advice: Iglesias had to be lifted from Friday's game after an errant throw from third base hit his right hand as he crossed first base. However, he didn't wind up needing any additional down time as it turned out. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:23 am
  • Brandon Crawford to take BP on Saturday
    Brandon Crawford (finger) will try to take batting practice on Saturday.

    Advice: He's missed the Giants' last four games with a dislocated pinkie. If Saturday's BP session goes well, Crawford could return to the lineup as soon as Sunday. Ehire Adrianza will draw another start at shortstop Saturday against the Padres. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:36 pm
  • Flores (wrist) could be done for the year
    ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports Wilmer Flores (wrist) may be done for the season.

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

    Advice: Cabrera was forced to make an early exit on Friday due to soreness in his right quad, it isn't enough to keep him out of Saturday's lineup though. He'll bat second against Alec Asher and the Phillies on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:43 pm
  • Jordy Mercer fouls out as pinch hitter
    Jordy Mercer (forearm) fouled out as a pinch hitter during Friday's come-from-behind victory over the Nationals.

    Advice: Mercer was scratched from Friday's lineup due to discomfort in his right forearm and was held out on Friday as well. The fact that he was able to appear as a pinch hitter bodes well for his status going forward and he should return to the starting lineup at some point over the weekend. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:44 am
  • Asdrubal Cabrera leaves with sore quadriceps
    Asdrubal Cabrera was forced to leave Friday's game against the Phillies with a sore right quadriceps.

    Advice: Cabrera is sore from fouling a ball off of his leg, but he was able to avoid any significant injury which is a big sigh of relief for the Mets. He could sit out on Saturday as a precautionary measure, but isn't expected to be sidelined for long. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:09 pm
  • Iglesias day-to-day with hand contusion
    Jose Iglesias has been diagnosed with a right hand contusion and is listed as day-to-day.

    Advice: The defensive wizard was hit in the hand by an errant throw while running the bases in Friday's victory over the Royals. It wouldn't be surprising to see Andrew Romine start in his place on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:51 pm
  • Jose Iglesias leaves game with hand injury
    Jose Iglesias was forced to leave Friday's game against the Royals after being hit on the hand by an errant throw.

    Advice: Iglesias got drilled on the right hand by a wild throw from Cheslor Cuthbert as he crossed first base. He remained in the game to run for himself, but was replaced by Andrew Romine defensively the next half inning. Expect the Tigers to provide an update on his status after the conclusion of Friday's game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:42 pm
  • Brandon Crawford could return on Sunday
    Brandon Crawford (finger) could return to the Giants lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: He's expected to try taking some dry swings on Friday to see how his dislocated finger responds. The hard-hitting shortstop has been on the shelf since Tuesday when he sustained the injury while sliding. Ehire Adrianza should draw another start in his absence on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:49 pm
  • Brandon Crawford (finger) remains out Friday
    Brandon Crawford (finger) remains out of the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Crawford suffered a dislocated finger during Tuesday's game and hasn't been able to return since. Ehire Adrianza will once again start at shortstop and bat eighth for the Giants against Edwin Jackson and the Padres. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:42 pm
  • Starlin Castro (hamstring) could run Saturday
    Starlin Castro (hamstring) will hit in an indoor batting cage Friday and hopes to do some running Saturday.

    Advice: However, he won't return this weekend in Toronto as previously hoped, as the Yankees don't want to play Castro on artificial turf. It does sound like the second baseman could be back in the lineup early next week if he continues to progress. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:49 pm
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  • Aledmys Diaz says his arm is feeling fine
    Aledmys Diaz said Friday that his right arm is feeling fine.

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

    Advice: He's now been on the bench for two of the last three games and has started just seven of 12 contests since being activated from the disabled list. Manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Diaz has been having issues with arm strength, although it's unclear if that's why he's not playing Friday. Jedd Gyorko is at shortstop. Brandon Moss is also on the bench Friday, as the Cards are going with Matt Adams at first base and Kolten Wong in left field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:42 am
  • Bregman (hamstring) ran on treadmill Thursday
    Alex Bregman (hamstring) did some running on a treadmill Thursday.

    Advice: It was at a very low intensity, but it was the first time he's done any running since suffering a right hamstring strain on September 14. Bregman said Thursday that he's "hoping to come back sooner rather than later and trying to do anything I can to help contribute," but the reality is that the Astros would probably have to make a deep playoff run for him to have a chance to return. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:24 am
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    11:10 am vs Sea
     
  • Castro (hamstring) could return this weekend
    Starlin Castro (hamstring) could return to the Yankees' lineup as soon as this weekend.

    Advice: Manager Joe Girardi essentially ruled Castro out for the season earlier this week, but the second baseman has progressed more quickly than expected. He's done treadmill work and agility drills at the club's spring training complex in Florida and hopes to begin hitting again. "I don’t know if it’s a realistic hope, but I think it’s my hope," Girardi said of the possibility of Castro rejoining the team in Toronto. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:51 am
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  • Cabrera plays walk-off hero in 11-inning win
    Asdrubal Cabrera was the hero in Thursday's marathon, 11-inning win over the Phillies, hitting a three-run, walk-off homer in the 9-8 victory.

    Advice: Cabrera had three hits in the game, none bigger than the blast to right field in the 11th with two runners on to save the day -- and perhaps the Mets' season. He knew it, too, delivering an all-time bat flip toward an ecstatic Mets dugout before rounding the bases and being mobbed at home plate. It's been a magical season for the 30-year-old, who has 22 home runs in his first year with the Metropolitans. Cabrera is batting .281/.335/.480 through 132 games overall. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:57 pm
  • Crawford (finger) remains out of lineup
    Brandon Crawford (finger) remains out of the Giants starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Padres.

    Advice: Crawford suffered a dislocated pinkie finger while sliding into third base during Tuesday's game. He's still considered day-to-day. Ehire Adrianza is getting another start in his place at shortstop and will bat seventh against Christian Friedrich and the Padres. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:46 pm
  • Jordy Mercer (forearm) scratched from lineup
    Jordy Mercer was scratched from Thursday's lineup with right forearm discomfort.

    Advice: It's unclear at this point whether it's something that could keep him out for more than just the one game. Sean Rodriguez will slide over from second base to shortstop for Mercer, while Adam Frazier has entered the lineup at second. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:30 pm
  • Cabrera swats two-run bomb vs Braves
    Asdrubal Cabrera went 1-for-5 and swatted a two-run bomb versus the Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: After Jose Reyes walked and stole second base in the first inning, Cabrera jolted one over the right field fence for his 21st homer of the season. He has a .278 batting average to go with 52 RBI and 61 runs scored. He had a pedestrian first half of the season but has really turned it on since the All Star break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:33 pm
  • Cozart (knee) doubtful for remainder of 2016
    Zack Cozart (knee) is unlikely to play again this season.

    Advice: Cozart has not been officially shut down, but Reds manager Bryan Price more or less shut the door Wednesday on a potential return. The 31-year-old shortstop has been sidelined by right knee soreness since September 10. Prior to the injury, he was hitting .252/.308/.425 with 16 homers and 50 RBI over 464 at-bats. The 31-year-old shortstop carries one more season of contractual control in 2017. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:03 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Crawford (finger) not in lineup against LAD
    Brandon Crawford (finger) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Crawford dislocated his left pinkie finger while sliding into third in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers. His injured digit was subsequently placed in a splint and he is considered day-to-day. Ehire Adrianza earns the start at shortstop in his place on Wednesday, batting eighth. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:39 pm
  • Wilmer Flores (wrist) won't play on Thursday
    Mets manager Terry Collins has ruled out Wilmer Flores (wrist) for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

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

    Advice: Querecuto will give the Rays a little extra infield depth for their final 12 games. He batted .241/.298/.341 with three homers and three steals in 375 plate appearances this season between Double-A and Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:36 pm
  • Aledmys Diaz (arm) back in STL lineup Wed.
    Aledmys Diaz is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field.

    Advice: Diaz is still trying to rebuild some strength in his throwing arm after missing six weeks with a fractured right thumb, so Jedd Gyorko took a turn at shortstop on Tuesday. Diaz, back at shortstop Wednesday, has an impressive .884 OPS in 103 games this season as a rookie. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:08 am
  • Adam Rosales homers, drives in four vs. ARI
    Adam Rosales went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and four RBI in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Funky little batting line for Rosales due to the fact that two of his four RBI came via sacrifice flies. His two-run home run in the sixth inning was his 11th of the season. The veteran infielder has homered in two of his last three games and is slashing .233/.323/.485 with 11 homers and 32 RBI over 202 at-bats for the season as a whole. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:42 pm
    Player Note
    Adam Rosales SD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs LAD
     
  • Giants list Crawford (finger) as day-to-day
    Brandon Crawford is considered day-to-day following negative X-rays on his dislocated left pinkie finger.

    Advice: Crawford suffered the injury to his glove hand on a slide into third base Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium and Giants manager Bruce Bochy said after the game that he expects to see some Ehire Adrianza at shortstop over the next couple of days. Joe Panik missed exactly three games last year with a similar injury. It looks like the Giants may have dodged a bullet with this one, though any kind of absence is a big deal with only 11 games remaining on the regular-season schedule. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:25 pm
  • Seager collects three hits in loss to Giants
    Corey Seager went 3-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Seager picked up double No. 40 for the season in the loss. That was the Dodgers' only extra-base hit on the evening. For the 2016 campaign as a whole, the 22-year-old shortstop is hitting .316/.374/.526 with 25 homers and 69 RBI over 586 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:19 pm
    Player Note
    Corey Seager LAD - SS
    7:10 pm @SD
     
  • Eduardo Nunez styles solo home run in victory
    Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: In what was a tightly pitched contest throughout, Nunez's solo home run off Rich Hill in the fifth inning snapped a scoreless tie. Since coming over to the Giants via a July trade, the 29-year-old infielder owns a .273/.335/.442 triple-slash with four homers and 19 RBI over 163 at-bats. He has picked up at least one hit in nine of his last 10 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:13 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera goes 3-for-3 in loss
    Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: He also added a stolen base. The Mets managed just eight hits on the night, as Cabrera was the only one with more than one. He's been on quite a roll since returning from the disabled list late last month, batting .365 with seven homers and 17 RBI over 30 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:24 pm
  • Brandon Crawford has a dislocated left pinkie
    Brandon Crawford has been diagnosed with a dislocated left pinkie finger.

    Advice: Crawford suffered the injury on a second-inning slide into third base Tuesday night against the Dodgers. It's on his glove hand, so that helps, but both hands are bat hands and Crawford figures to miss at least a handful of games. He's one of the best all-around players on the Wild Card-hunting Giants, who have fallen fast into a three-way battle with the Mets and Cardinals. Ehire Adrianza took over at shortstop on Tuesday versus Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:16 pm
  • Brandon Crawford pulled with apparent injury
    Brandon Crawford was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Crawford looked to jam his hand or wrist on a hard slide into third base in the top of the second inning. He was thrown out from left field by Andrew Toles on a play that ended that second frame. There should be an update on Crawford within the next hour or so. This could be a crusher for San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:33 pm
  • Cards' Diaz having issues with arm strength
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Aledmys Diaz is having issues with arm strength.

    Advice: Diaz just missed six weeks with a hairline fracture in his right thumb and hasn't had much time to get back into the groove of things like infield throws. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said trainers noticed Diaz altering his throwing motion from the shortstop position in Monday's series opener at Coors Field. Jedd Gyorko will start at short on Tuesday, though Diaz is expected to return Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:41 pm
  • Aledmys Diaz out of Cardinals lineup Tues.
    Aledmys Diaz is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night in Colorado.

    Advice: Jedd Gyorko will start at shortstop and bat second versus Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. Diaz went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Monday's series opener at Coors Field but still boasts an .884 OPS over his first 103 major league games. Maybe the thumb is still an issue? Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:07 pm
  • Flores given second cortisone shot for wrist
    Wilmer Flores was given a second cortisone injection for his injured left wrist.

    Advice: Flores hasn't appeared in a game for the Mets since suffering a bone bruise in an awkward home-plate collision with A.J. Pierzynski on September 10 in Atlanta, and it's going to be at least another couple days before he can return. T.J. Rivera is at second base and James Loney is at first base on Tuesday night against the Braves. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:13 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Bregman (hamstring) likely done for season
    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday that Alex Bregman's hamstring injury usually requires 4-6 weeks of recovery time.

    Advice: Bregman just suffered the injury last Wednesday, so it's safe to say that we won't see him again during the regular season. Luhnow indicated that his timetable could potentially be pushed up, so there's a chance he could be in the mix if the Astros sneak into a Wild Card spot and make a push in the playoffs. But obviously that's asking a lot on all fronts. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:11 pm
    Day-to-Day
    11:10 am vs Sea
     
  • Bregman (hamstring) remains sidelined
    Alex Bregman (hamstring) remains sidelined.

    Advice: Bregman strained his right hamstring last Wednesday and didn't travel with the Astros during their six-game roadtrip. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Friday that it's the sort of injury that would normally require a stint on the 15-day disabled list, but there's no need to put him on there in September. Either way, he appears unlikely to play again this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:39 pm
    Day-to-Day
    11:10 am vs Sea
     
  • Nunez hitting leadoff, Bumgarner eighth Mon.
    Eduardo Nunez will hit leadoff Monday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Giants manager Bruce Bochy is shaking things up a bit against Clayton Kershaw. Gorkys Hernandez will start in center field and hit fifth while Madison Bumgarner will move into the No. 8 spot. Kelby Tomlinson will start at second base and bat ninth while Joe Panik is on the bench. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:14 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Cozart (knee) remains sidelined
    Zack Cozart (knee) did not travel with the team to Chicago.

    Advice: Cozart hasn't played since September 10 due to nagging right knee soreness. He's not officially shut down, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect a meaningful contribution the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:12 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Starlin Castro (hammy) likely done for season
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he would consider it a "bonus" if Starlin Castro (hamstring) appears in another game this season.

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

    Advice: His solo shot opened the game's scoring in the second inning. Rosales also singled, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4. In a part-time job with the Padres this season, he has slashed .230/.326/.474 with 10 long balls and 28 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 4:32 pm
    Player Note
    Adam Rosales SD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs LAD
     
  • Starlin Castro has Grade 1 hamstring strain
    Starlin Castro has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain in his right hamstring.

    Advice: It's still not clear how long he'll be held out of the Bombers' lineup, but Ronald Torreyes will start in his place for Sunday night's showdown against the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 1:53 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Zack Cozart (knee) held out again Sunday
    Zack Cozart (knee) remained out of the Reds' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Cozart hasn't played in over a week due to nagging right knee soreness. Ivan DeJesus Jr. will fill in at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 7:20 am
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Nunez goes 2-for-4 with a run and a steal
    Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in a loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.

    Advice: He scored a go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by pitcher Jeff Samardzija in the fifth inning but that lead would get blown in the ninth. He recently missed a few games with a sore oblique. He is batting .286/.326/.435 with 15 homers, 65 RBI and 36 stolen bases split between the Twins and Giants. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 9:19 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:15 pm vs Col
     
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