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  • Turner exits game with possible injury
    Justin Turner exited Monday's game against the Pirates in the ninth inning with a possible injury.

    Advice: Turner appeared to have some cramping in his leg before exiting. The Dodgers should provide an update after the game. Rotoworld.com 26 minutes ago
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-4 ^ @Pit
     
  • Yanks outright Davis to Triple-A
    Yankees sent 1B Ike Davis outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Davis passed through waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. He has expressed a willingness to stick around as depth in the minors, but it's unclear if he's made an official decision. Rotoworld.com 30 minutes ago
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  • Alex Rodriguez sitting for second straight game
    Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' lineup Monday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Manager Joe Girardi hinted Sunday that he might only start Rodriguez against lefties going forward, so he'll take a seat with right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez throwing for the Rangers on Monday. Carlos Beltran will grab another start at DH. Left-hander Cole Hamels is scheduled to start Tuesday's game, so Rodriguez should be back in the lineup tomorrow. Rotoworld.com 42 minutes ago
  • Xander Bogaerts starting again Monday
    Xander Bogaerts is in the Red Sox's starting lineup Monday against the Rays.

    Advice: Manager John Farrell hinted that Bogaerts would get the night off after making his third error in four games Sunday against Texas. The Red Sox even called up infielder Mike Miller from Triple-A Pawtucket to spell Bogaerts at shortstop but here he is, starting for the 59th game in a row. Bogaerts will bat in his usual third spot against Rays left-hander Blake Snell. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:25 pm
  • Mets prospect Amed Rosario not available for trade
    The Mets have no plans to trade top SS prospect Amed Rosario.

    Advice: The Mets could be open to making a trade this summer—Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is one player they've had their eye on—but Rosario isn't going anywhere. The 20-year-old has impressed this year by hitting .317 with 42 RBI and 14 steals over 70 games for High-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton. He's listed at No. 70 in MLB.com's prospect rankings. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:28 am
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  • Alex Rodriguez to only play against lefties?
    George A. King III of the New York Post believes Alex Rodriguez might only start against lefties going forward.

    Advice: He got the day off Sunday against Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey with Carlos Beltran filling in at DH. A-Rod has been useless against right-handers this year (.200 AVG in 115 at-bats) but has hit a respectable .275 versus lefties. "He has struggled against some right-handers," manager Joe Girardi admitted. "We talked about giving Carlos some DH days in this long stretch and I would be more inclined to do it against right-handers than left-handers." Rodriguez was a pleasant surprise last season in his return from a yearlong PED suspension but he hasn't shown us much in 2016. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:17 am
  • Gregory Polanco (leg) not starting Monday
    Gregory Polanco (leg) is not in the Pirates' lineup Monday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Polanco hasn't been in the lineup the past three days while battling left leg discomfort, though he did strike out in a pinch-hitting appearance Sunday night. Utility man Sean Rodriguez is getting the nod in right field. He'll bat seventh against Dodgers lefty Scott Kazmir. Polanco remains day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:46 am
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  • Joc Pederson sitting against Francisco Liriano
    Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Monday against the Pirates.

    Advice: It's no coincidence that the left-handed-hitting Pederson is getting the afternoon off with Francisco Liriano on the mound for Pittsburgh. Pederson also sat Saturday against left-hander Jeff Locke. Trayce Thompson will bat third and play center field. Pederson is still having contact issues (.236 AVG, 66 strikeouts) but his power numbers have been impressive (13 HR, .480 slugging percentage). Rotoworld.com Today, 7:13 am
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  • Corey Seager not in Monday's starting lineup
    Corey Seager is getting the day off Monday against the Pirates.

    Advice: It's a quick turnaround for the Dodgers, who are playing at 12:35 PM ET after a night game on Sunday. Seager has appeared in all but one game this season with his last day off coming on April 15. The 22-year-old has contributed All-Star numbers this year with 16 HR and a .298 batting average in 299 at-bats. Chris Taylor will handle shortstop duties Monday while batting eighth against Bucs left-hander Francisco Liriano. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:07 am
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  • D.J. LeMahieu (knee) headed for MRI Monday
    D.J. LeMahieu left Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with a bruised left knee.

    Advice: He came out in the sixth inning after going 0-for-1 with a pair of walks. LeMaheiu landed awkwardly on his knee after diving for a single by Paul Goldschmidt. He'll have an MRI on Monday. Daniel Descalso replaced LeMahieu at second base and will probably start there during his absence. LeMahieu's .327 average is tied for third-best in the National League. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:51 am
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  • Gonzalez benched for second straight game
    Adrian Gonzalez will sit for the second straight game Monday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Scott Van Slyke got the nod at first base Sunday with Gonzalez appearing as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning and will start there again on Monday. Gonzalez has had a hard time this month (.181 with one homer in 83 at-bats) and manager Dave Roberts thinks defensive shifts could be to blame. "If you see the three infielders on the right side of the infield and you’re not getting hits, logic says that if I can put the ball on the ground the other way, I can get a hit," said Roberts. "It kind of plays into the psyche of the defense." Gonzalez's .262 average this year is his lowest since 2005 when he hit .227 in 43 games for Texas. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:16 am
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  • Corey Dickerson nursing sore left thumb
    Corey Dickerson (thumb) missed Sunday's game with a sore left thumb.

    Advice: Dickerson won't be in the lineup Monday against Boston but he's hoping to return on Tuesday. The 27-year-old has struggled in his first year away from Coors Field, hitting just .209 with 13 HR and 34 RBI. Evan Longoria filled in as the DH Sunday against Baltimore. The Rays have sunk to the bottom of the AL East by losing 11 straight. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:58 am
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    4:10 pm vs x Bos
     
  • Souza (hip) to take batting practice Monday
    Steven Souza (hip) will take batting practice on Monday.

    Advice: Souza has been limited to hitting in a cage so far but he'll be on the field for Monday's BP session at Tropicana Field. He should be close to beginning a rehab assignment. Souza received a cortisone shot for a strained hip about a week and a half ago. He'll be back before the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:53 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x Bos
     
  • Tired Xander Bogaerts struggling on defense
    Red Sox manager John Farrell says Xander Bogaerts is tired and "needs a day."

    Advice: Bogaerts' bat hasn't slowed down yet—his batting average is second in the American League behind Jose Altuve—but his defense has deteriorated over the past week with three errors in his last four games. Xander hasn't sat since April 23 and is due for a breather. Sitting Wednesday against the Rays is the most likely scenario with the Red Sox off on Thursday. That would give Xander a couple days to catch his breath. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:48 am
  • McCutchen a trade candidate this offseason?
    According to John Perrotto of FanRag Sports, the Pirates aren't looking to shop Andrew McCutchen until the offseason.

    Advice: The Pirates have been plummeting in the NL Central race, fueling speculation that the Bucs will become sellers at the trade deadline. They still might—Francisco Liriano and Mark Melancon are logical trade candidates—but McCutchen won't be part of that discussion. However, the team could entertain offers for McCutchen this winter in anticipation of top outfield prospect Austin Meadows' big-league debut in 2017. McCutchen is having his worst season, though he did bop a pair of home runs Saturday off Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:36 am
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  • Trevor Story diagnosed with bruised finger
    Trevor Story was diagnosed with a bruised right middle finger after being hit by a pitch in the ninth inning on Sunday.

    Advice: Thankfully for the Rockies and fantasy owners alike, X-rays came back negative. Consider him day-to-day heading into next week. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:01 am
    Day-to-Day
    5:40 pm vs Tor
     
  • Freese plates three as Pirates beat Kershaw
    David Freese walloped a three-run double in the second inning on Sunday, leading the Pirates to a 4-3 victory over Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers.

    Advice: It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night, but proved to be the difference in the ballgame. Freese continues to excel in the middle of the Pirates lineup, slashing .290/.369/.448 with six bombs and 30 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:55 pm
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  • Justin Turner stays hot in loss to Pirates
    Justin Turner continued his hot-hitting ways in Sunday's loss to the Pirates, going 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI.

    Advice: Turner accounted for all of the Dodgers offense in this one, smacking a two-run homer off of Chad Kuhl in the third inning and adding on an RBI double in the fifth. He finished the night 2-for-3 and is now slashing .250/.332/.437 with 11 homers and 37 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:52 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,3B
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  • McCutchen tossed for arguing strike call
    Andrew McCutchen was ejected from Sunday's game against the Dodgers for arguing a called third strike call.

    Advice: McCutchen doesn't get visibly frustrated often, but he let his emotions spill over in this one on what was a questionable third strike call. He'll catch the rest of this game from the clubhouse. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:47 pm
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  • Trevor Story heading for X-rays on his hand
    Trevor Story is heading for X-rays on his hand after being drilled by a pitch leading off the ninth inning against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

    Advice: Story was drilled leading off the ninth inning, then came around to score the game-winning run on Mark Reynolds' walk-off blast. The Rockies are hopeful that his hand isn't broken, but it remains a very real possibility at this time. Expect an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:21 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:40 pm vs Tor
     
  • Giants' Gillaspie smacks walkoff RBI double
    Conor Gillaspie hit a walkoff RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Giants beat the Phillies 8-7 on Sunday afternoon in San Francisco.

    Advice: Gillaspie drove in Ramiro Pena, who had slapped a one-out double a couple pitches before. Gillaspie also had a single and he got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the third, finishing the day 2-for-4 with two big RBI. He will continue to get regular playing time while Matt Duffy recovers from an Achilles strain and is worth consideration in NL-only fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:51 pm
  • Gregory Polanco (leg) remains out on Sunday
    Gregory Polanco (leg) is once again not in the Pirates starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Polanco has been dealing with discomfort in his left leg which forced him to miss all three games of their weekend set against the Dodgers. It doesn't sound as though it's anything that will necessitate a trip to the disabled list, so expect him to rejoin the starting lineup early next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:42 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 5-4 vs x LAD
     
  • Napoli crushes two-run homer in rout
    Mike Napoli went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Napoli's homer came with one on and two outs in the fifth inning. The Indians cranked a whopping four dingers in that frame. With the bomb in the books, the veteran slugger is hitting .235/.308/.466 with 16 homers and 51 RBI over 264 at-bats. He has done fine work this season, particularly in comparison to the injury-plagued 2014 and 2015 campaigns on his ledger. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:36 pm
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  • Jay Bruce connects for solo homer vs Padres
    Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Bruce crushed a fourth-inning offering from Padres starter Luis Perdomo for his 17th homer of the season. The 29-year-old outfielder owns a strong .279/.328/.581 triple-slash and has driven in 58 runs over 265 at-bats. This is shaping up to be his best statistical season since 2013, when he hit .262/.329/.478 with 30 homers and 109 RBI. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier on Sunday that the Dodgers are considering Bruce as a potential trade option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:08 pm
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  • A's, Josh Reddick to revisit extension talks
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Athletics and Josh Reddick plan to revisit contract extension talks before the trade deadline.

    Advice: The two sides were unable to work something out previously, as the A's wanted to give Reddick a three-year deal and the outfielder was seeking four years. If a long-term deal isn't worked out, there's a good chance the A's will trade Reddick next month. Rosenthal does note that the club is prepared to hang on to Reddick and give him a qualifying offer over the winter if it comes to that. Reddick is making $6.575 million this season in his final year before free agency. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:23 am
    15-Day DL
    7:15 pm @SF
     
  • Dodgers considering trade for Jay Bruce
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Jay Bruce is "a consideration" for the Dodgers.

    Advice: The Dodgers aren't sure when they'll get Andre Ethier (leg) back or how he'll perform when he returns, putting them in the market for an outfielder. Bruce will be on the list of many teams looking for offensive help, as he's had a nice bounce-back season with a .280/.329/.575 batting line, 16 homers and 57 RBI. Rosenthal notes that Josh Reddick and Kole Calhoun could also potentially be fits for the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 am
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  • Matt Wieters getting a day off Sunday
    Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks to be a simple day off. Francisco Pena is catching Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:18 am
  • Alex Rodriguez getting a breather Sunday
    Alex Rodriguez is absent from the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Carlos Beltran is in the designated hitter spot and Aaron Hicks is in right field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:17 am
  • Cliff Pennington (hamstring) runs the bases
    Cliff Pennington (hamstring) ran the bases on Saturday.

    Advice: Pennington is nearing a rehab assignment. The veteran infielder has missed a good chunk of the season with a pair of hamstring injuries. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:11 am
    Player Note
    Cliff Pennington LAA - 2B,3B,SS,LF
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs Hou
     
  • Jon Jay (wrist) held out again Sunday
    Jon Jay (wrist) remained out of the Padres' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Jay hasn't played since being hit on the right wrist with a pitch a week ago. Travis Jankowski is again in center field and the leadoff spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:52 am
    Player Note
    Jon Jay SD - LF,CF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Valbuena (back) 3-for-4 in return to action
    Luis Valbuena (back) went 3-for-4 with three RBI in his return to action Saturday.

    Advice: Valbuena had to depart Friday's contest with lower back tightness, but he didn't have to miss any starts. He's got his batting line up to .257/.357/.442 after the recent surge he's been on. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:16 am
  • Valencia pokes three hits and 11th home run
    Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 and hit a two-run homer in the first inning to lead the Athletics over the Angels 7-3 on Saturday.

    Advice: Valencia has quietly put up a fantastic .333/.381/.552 slash line with 11 home runs in 201 at-bats. He has played well in limited time in recent years, registering an .888 OPS in 2013 and an .864 OPS last year. So there is good reason to believe the 32-year-old veteran can continue to help fantasy teams all season long. He delivers a nice mix of power and average. The reason he has rarely been an everyday player throughout his career is because he has large platoon splits, being much more deadly versus left-handed pitching. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:30 am
  • Desmond launches 13th home run on Saturday
    Ian Desmond connected for his 13th homer on Saturday as his resurgent season rolls on.

    Advice: Desmond added a single to finish 2-for-5 on the night. Now sporting a .322/.371/.527 slash line with 53 runs, 49 RBI and 13 stolen bases, Desmond is on pace to set career highs in every category across the board. Following last year's terrible results, he is perhaps the biggest draft day steal of the season thus far. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:15 pm
    Player Note
    Ian Desmond Tex - SS,LF,CF
    4:05 pm ^ @NYY
     
  • Wieters homers twice, O's sweep doubleheader
    Matt Wieters went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI as the Orioles took the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays by the score of 8-6.

    Advice: Wieters, who didn't start the first game of the doubleheader, made his start count, smashing a two-run homer off Rays starter Jake Odorizzi in the fourth inning before adding a solo shot off reliever Danny Farquhar in the eighth. Wieters now has nine big flies on the year, batting .278/.332/.471 through 53 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:48 pm
  • LeMahieu, Rox pound out 11 runs vs. D'backs
    DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored as the Rockies pounded the Diamondbacks 11-6 on Saturday.

    Advice: LeMahieu had one of the team's three home runs on the day, his fifth homer of the year. The second baseman has been terrific in his last six games, going 13-for-28 with four RBI and five runs scored. The good stretch is a microcosm of what has been a stellar first half for the 27-year-old, who's batting .328/.392/.500 with 46 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:42 pm
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    5:40 pm vs Tor
     
  • McCutchen crushes two home runs on Saturday
    Andrew McCutchen hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, then trumped that with a three-run bomb in the sixth to carry the Pirates to a 6-1 victory over the Dodgers on Saturday.

    Advice: The two home runs give McCutchen 12 for the season. He has been a major disappointment for his fantasy owners so far this year but he gave them a big treat today. McCutchen played poorly in the early part of last season before coming on strong in the second half, perhaps today is an indication he will repeat that cycle this year. He is now batting .243 with 41 runs, 32 RBI and only two steals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:37 pm
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  • Pederson not in Saturday's lineup
    Joc Pederson is not in Saturday's lineup against the Pirates.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against left-hander Jeff Locke. Trayce Thompson will start in center field while Scott Van Slyke will play left. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:53 pm
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  • Gregory Polanco (leg) not in lineup Saturday
    Gregory Polanco (leg) remains out of the starting lineup Saturday versus the Dodgers.

    Advice: Polanco is dealing with some discomfort in his left leg and apparently needs at least another day. Matt Joyce is getting another start in right field. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:37 pm
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  • Jon Jay (wrist, forearm) out again Saturday
    Jon Jay (wrist, forearm) remains out of the Padres' lineup Saturday against the Reds.

    Advice: Jay hasn't played since he was hit in the wrist area with a pitch last Sunday and a stint on the disabled list remains a possibility. Travis Jankowski will start in center field again and bat leadoff Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:34 am
    Player Note
    Jon Jay SD - LF,CF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Yanks designate Ike Davis for assignment
    Yankees designated 1B Ike Davis for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Mark Teixeira's return from the disabled list. Davis went 3-for-14 (.214) with an RBI during his brief stint with the Yankees. He told reporters that he'll consider staying with the organization if he passes through waivers unclaimed. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:17 am
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  • Wieters sits for first game of doubleheader
    Matt Wieters is not in the lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays.

    Advice: No surprise here, but look for him to play the nightcap. Francisco Pena will start behind the plate for the first game. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:04 am
  • Dickerson homers in loss to Orioles
    Corey Dickerson homered as part of a 2-for-4 night with two RBI on Friday.

    Advice: His home run in the first inning was his 13th of the year. Dickerson has struggled mightily since being traded from the Rockies to the Rays. He has a very unlucky .225 BABIP so perhaps better days are ahead for the 27-year-old outfielder. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:26 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs x Bos
     
  • A-Rod has RBI single in win over Twins
    Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a win over the Twins on Friday.

    Advice: The win got the Yankees back to .500 for the year. This was just A-Rod's second multi-hit game since June 8. This has actually been his most productive month of the season, though that isn’t saying much. He has three homers in 23 games since returning from the disabled list to go along with an ugly 31/2 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:15 pm
  • Luis Valbuena exits game with back tightness
    Luis Valbuena exited Friday's game against the Royals with lower back tightness.

    Advice: Valbuena went 0-for-1 with a walk and a run scored before exiting in the second inning. It's probably safe to call him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:02 pm
  • Jon Jay (wrist, forearm) out again Friday
    Jon Jay (wrist, forearm) is out of the Padres' lineup again Friday versus the Reds.

    Advice: Jay was hit by a pitch last Sunday and is still dealing with some swelling. He will see a hand specialist upon returning to San Diego next week and the Padres haven't ruled out a potential stint on the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:09 pm
    Player Note
    Jon Jay SD - LF,CF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Gregory Polanco sitting out with sore leg
    Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday due to left leg discomfort.

    Advice: The Pirates got Starling Marte (foot) back in the lineup Friday but now will be without Polanco. It's unclear how Polanco was injured, but it appears to be a day-to-day situation. Matt Joyce has taken his spot in right field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:10 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 5-4 vs x LAD
     
  • Xander Bogaerts wins game for Boston
    Xander Bogaerts singled in Mookie Betts in the bottom of the 10th to give the Red Sox an 8-7 win over the White Sox on Thursday.

    Advice: It was Bogaerts' second hit of the game, and it made a winner out of Craig Kimbrel, who came up big for a Red Sox team that badly needed it today. With the win, the Red Sox avoided what would have been the White Sox's first four-game sweep at Fenway since 1927. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:11 pm
  • Jon Jay (forearm) out again Thursday vs. CIN
    Jon Jay (forearm) is out again Thursday.

    Advice: Jay hasn't appeared in a game for the Padres since suffering a bruised right forearm last Sunday. He's still considered day-to-day. Travis Jankowski will bat leadoff and start in center field Thursday versus the Reds. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:29 pm
    Player Note
    Jon Jay SD - LF,CF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Mets promote Amed Rosario to Double-A
    Mets shortstop prospect Amed Rosario has been promoted from High-A St. Lucie to Double-A Binghamton.

    Advice: Rosario earned the promotion by batting .309/.359/.442 with three home runs, 40 RBI, 13 stolen bases, and 27 runs scored in 66 games at the High-A level. The 20-year-old top shortstop prospect will be one of the youngest players in the Double-A Eastern League. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:10 pm
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  • Andrew McCutchen getting the day off Thurs.
    Andrew McCutchen is getting the day off Thursday afternoon against the Giants.

    Advice: Gregory Polanco will start in center field and Matt Joyce will start in right. Sean Rodriguez is in left for Starling Marte, who has a foot injury. This is just a routine day of maintenance for McCutchen. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:24 am
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  • Corey Seager hits 16th home run
    Corey Seager went 3-for-4 and hit his 16th homer Wednesday against the Nationals.

    Advice: 16 homers in 287 at-bats for Seager. Last year, he had 13 in 421 at-bats while playing in the PCL, so it seemed like it would be a while before he was going to chase 20 homers, much less 30, in the majors. Alas, here he is, on pace for 35. We don't expect him to keep that up, but he has a better chance of maintaining his current .289 average. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:55 pm
    W, 5-4 x @Pit
     
  • Polanco delivers a home run among three hits
    Gregory Polanco went 3-for-5 and hit his 10th bomb of the season Wednesday versus the Giants.

    Advice: Polanco took Jeff Samardzija deep in the second inning for a three-run blast. The three RBI give him 42 on the season. After two sub-par years the 24-year-old had lost much of his prospect luster, but he has been one of the biggest breakout hitters of the 2016 campaign thus far. He is now batting .301 with a .906 OPS. Polanco also helps his owners with his feet. He stole 27 bases last year and is sitting on nine steals so far this year, although he has been caught five times. The 10 home runs is already a career high. He is a big kid and is more likely to be a power hitter than a speedster as he matures. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:26 pm
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  • Xander Bogaerts goes 3-for-5, knocks in three
    Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI against the White Sox on Wednesday.

    Advice: The double might have been a homer, but a fan interfered with it from atop the Green Monster and it was ruled a double after replays were inconclusive. Bogaerts is having such a strong season that a three-hit game merely raises his average from .347 to .351. He's collected 104 hits, seven more than anyone else in either league. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:11 pm
  • Gillaspie has monster night to lead Giants
    Conor Gillaspie went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI as the Giants throttled the Pirates 15-4 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gillaspie connected on a two-run homer off Pirates starter Wilfredo Boscan, capping off a seven-run rally in the fourth inning. He added on RBI singles in the fifth and eighth innings. The veteran infielder has struggled in his limited action with the Giants, slashing .224/.296/.388 with two homers and seven RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:06 pm
  • David Freese homers and plates three in loss
    David Freese homered and drove home three runs on Tuesday as the Pirates were clobbered by the Giants.

    Advice: Freese belted a two-run homer in the eighth inning and added an RBI double in the ninth, both long after the outcome of the game had already been decided. He has been a terrific signing for the Pirates this season, slashing .295/.373/.455 with six homers and 27 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:51 pm
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  • Bruce's homer, four RBI lead Reds past Texas
    Jay Bruce went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the Reds' 8-2 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bruce belted a three-run home run in the first inning and added an RBI double in the seventh. The home run was his 16th of the season, and he's now got 55 RBI -- second-most in the NL -- and 41 runs scored. The Reds stand to get a nice haul for the 29-year-old if they decide to deal him this summer. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:40 pm
    4:10 pm vs ^ ChC
     
  • Napoli has two hits, stolen base against Rays
    Mike Napoli went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored against the Rays on Tuesday.

    Advice: The steal was the third of the year for the speedster, who hasn't stolen more than three in a season since 2011. Napoli is batting just .237 with a .309 on-base percentage, but he's found ways to contribute on a regular basis in his first year with the Tribe. The 34-year-old has 15 home runs on the year, and his 49 RBI are sixth-most among American Leaguers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:12 pm
    4:10 pm ^ @Atl
     
  • Jon Jay sitting Tuesday with bruised forearm
    Jon Jay is out of the Padres' lineup Tuesday after bruising his right forearm Sunday.

    Advice: He'll be reevaluated on Wednesday, per Padres manager Andy Green. Jay has been a nice little surprise for San Diego this season, slashing .296/.345/.407 with an NL-leading 24 doubles in 68 games. He'll make for a nice trade chip next month if he can stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:46 pm
    Player Note
    Jon Jay SD - LF,CF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Reddick (thumb) begins rehab assignment
    Josh Reddick (thumb) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Reddick was tentatively scheduled to begin his rehab assignment on Sunday, but it ultimately got pushed back to Monday. Athletics manager Bob Melvin said over the weekend that club projects him to return for the first game of the Giants series on June 27. Reddick has been sidelined for over a month with a fractured left thumb. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:13 am
    15-Day DL
    7:15 pm @SF
     
  • Justin Turner hits 10th homer
    Justin Turner went 2-for-4 and hit his 10th homer against the Nationals on Monday.

    Advice: Turner has raised his OPS a full hundred points, from .668 to .768, while collecting five homers over the last week. It's hard to imagine he's still unowned in any mixed leagues now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:13 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-4 ^ @Pit
     
  • Ian Desmond hits 11th homer in win
    Ian Desmond went 2-for-4 and hit his 11th homer to lead the Rangers to a 4-3 win over the Orioles on Monday.

    Advice: The Rangers won despite being outhit 15-9 (and outwalked 2-1). In fact, the Orioles were the first team this year to collect 15 hits and score as few as three runs. Desmond's homer was the Rangers' lone hit to go for extra bases. His .312 average qualifies as one of the biggest surprises of the 2016 season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:07 pm
    Player Note
    Ian Desmond Tex - SS,LF,CF
    4:05 pm ^ @NYY
     
  • Pennington (hamstring) not close to return
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that Cliff Pennington (hamstring) is still "a ways away."

    Advice: Scioscia said that Pennington is just beginning some "very low level" baseball activity, so a return isn't imminent. The veteran infielder has been sidelined since the end of May after aggravating a left hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:57 pm
    Player Note
    Cliff Pennington LAA - 2B,3B,SS,LF
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs Hou
     
  • Steven Souza (hip) gets cortisone shot
    Steven Souza (hip) underwent an MRI and received a cortisone shot on Monday.

    Advice: Souza, who landed on the disabled list last week with a left hip strain, visited a specialist in Nashville on Monday. As of now, the Rays are hopeful that he'll be able to return during their upcoming homestand from June 27-July 7. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:54 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x Bos
     
  • Wieters scores three, drives in four vs. Jays
    Matt Wieters finished 4-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBI in the Orioles' 11-6 defeat of the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.

    Advice: Talk about filling up the box score. Wieters hit a two-run homer in the first inning, a double in the fourth inning, an RBI single in the fifth inning, and another RBI single in the seventh. His day finished in shame with a pop-out in the eighth. Wieters had been struggling offensively over the last few weeks, but he's currently sitting on a respectable .763 OPS with seven home runs and 32 RBI in 48 games. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 2:20 pm
  • Mets have talked to A's about Danny Valencia
    Justin Tasch and Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News report that the Mets talked to the Athletics about Danny Valencia prior to acquiring Kelly Johnson.

    Advice: Johnson almost surely won't be a big needle-mover, so it's doubtful the acquisition of him would prevent the Mets from continuing to seek a bigger upgrade. Valencia would make a lot of sense for the Mets, especially with his ability to play both third and first base. He's making $3.15 million this season and is eligible for arbitration for a final time over the winter. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 6:24 am
  • Pederson homers, gets three hits at leadoff
    Joc Pederson led off for the first time this season and got three hits, including his 12th home run as the Dodgers beat the Brewers 10-6 on Saturday.

    Advice: Pederson finished 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base. The good game boosted his batting average up to a still-subpar .238 on the season. Pederson strikes out a lot and hits the ball in the air frequently, so his owners should not expect a good batting average from him any time soon. He is an odd fit as a leadoff hitter due to his .316 OBP and prodigious power. Right now Pederson is a second-division fantasy outfielder, but he has the potential to be a star if he can hone his natural talent into sharpened skills. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 12:08 am
    W, 5-4 x @Pit
     
  • A-Gon raps three hits on Saturday
    Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with an RBI and scored a run on Saturday in his first strong game in a week.

    Advice: Gonzalez got off to a good start in April but has cooled down of late. Prior to today he had a poor .500 OPS in June. All of his stats this season are well below his career norms. The 34-year-old is likely to heat up eventually but it might be time for the aging slugger's owners to start preparing a replacement plan. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 11:55 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-4 x @Pit
     
  • Turner fills the scoresheet vs Brewers
    Justin Turner went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored, one walk and a stolen base on Saturday.

    Advice: The home run was of the three-run variety and was Turner's ninth of the season. That follows the two longballs he hit the night before. The stolen base was his first. Turner is batting .248 and has 28 runs and 30 RBI in 236 at-bats. Those are not the kind of numbers that will lead your fantasy team to the championship, but he can be useful as a backup or spot starter, especially if he has multi-position eligibility in your format. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 11:24 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-4 ^ @Pit
     
  • Bogaerts hits ninth homer against Mariners
    Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a home run in a win over the Mariners on Saturday.

    Advice: He just keeps hitting. The 23-year-old is now hitting .359 this month with three homers and 16 RBI. Overall, he's still the AL leader in batting with a .352 average while placing fourth in the league in runs (54) and ninth in RBI (46). And he's just getting started. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 4:15 pm
  • Pederson batting leadoff on Saturday
    Joc Pederson is batting leadoff for the Dodgers on Saturday night against the Brewers.

    Advice: This will be Pederson's first start at leadoff in 2016. He hit leadoff 69 times last season. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 3:05 pm
    W, 5-4 x @Pit
     
  • Gregory Polanco getting the day off Saturday
    Gregory Polanco is getting the day off Saturday.

    Advice: Sean Rodriguez will start in right field and bat seventh versus Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. Polanco has struggled a bit in June after roaring through April and May. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 2:03 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 5-4 vs x LAD
     
  • Jon Jay goes 3-for-5, doubles twice
    Jon Jay finished 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles Friday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Jay is first in the NL and third in the majors with 24 doubles. He might be a nice little trade piece for the Padres next month, especially since there never seem to be enough leadoff hitters to go around. Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 11:21 pm
    Player Note
    Jon Jay SD - LF,CF
    Day-to-Day
     
  • Justin Turner homers twice for Dodgers
    Justin Turner went 3-for-5 with a pair of homers Friday to lead the Dodgers past the Brewers 3-2.

    Advice: Turner drove in all three runs, homering in the first and eighth innings and then singling in Will Venable to end the game in the bottom of the 10th. It seems as though he's putting things together now after a miserable first two months -- he also homered Tuesday and he's hit in five straight -- so he'd be worth a try in any mixed leagues in which he was dropped. Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 11:17 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-4 ^ @Pit
     
  • Josh Reddick to begin rehab assignment Sunday
    Josh Reddick (thumb) is tentatively scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Sunday with Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Reddick has been taking swings off of a tee without any issues this week. He has been on the shelf since May 19 with a fractured left thumb. Before landing on the shelf, he was raking to the tune of .322/.394/.466 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 146 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 3:54 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:15 pm @SF
     
  • Matt Wieters not in lineup Friday
    Matt Wieters is absent from the Orioles' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather after catching three games in a row. Francisco Pena is behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 12:35 pm
  • A-Rod collects two hits, run against Twins
    Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a win over the Twins on Thursday.

    Advice: After a good start to the month, the veteran had gone cold in the past week before his multi-hit game Thursday. The singles are nice, but since returning on May 26 from his hamstring injury A-Rod has just four extra-base hits. The 40-year-old is hitting .217/.264/.406 with seven homers and 21 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Jun 16, 9:41 pm
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