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  • Chris Owings (foot) hits in simulated game
    Chris Owings (foot) took at-bats in a simulated game on Thursday.

    Advice: Owings had been hoping to be playing in rehab games by now, but he is making progress. "That’s a step in the right direction," Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said of the simulated game. Owings should be cleared for game action soon if all goes well. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:14 am
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    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,CF
    15-Day DL
    Top 4, 2-1 x @Col
     
  • Giavotella manages late double in loss to A's
    Johnny Giavotella went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the A's.

    Advice: Giavotella notched an RBI single off Kendall Graveman in the fourth inning. He would later uncork a leadoff ninth-inning double and come around to score on a two-run homer by Shane Robinson, but the Angels would fail to rage against the remainder of the dying of the light, ultimately falling 5-4. With a .272/.291/.412 triple-slash, six homers and 25 RBI over 228 at-bats, Giavotella's fantasy upside is pretty limited. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Beckham (hamstring) close to beginning rehab
    Gordon Beckham (hamstring) is expected to begin a rehab assignment within the next few days.

    Advice: He's been sidelined three weeks with a strained hamstring. The 29-year-old might only need a few games to get back up to speed. He was hitting .284 before the injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:01 pm
    15-Day DL
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  • La Stella (hamstring) close to beginning rehab
    Tommy La Stella (hamstring) could begin a minor league rehab assignment as early as Monday.

    Advice: La Stella was placed on the disabled list two weeks ago with a strained hamstring. He's made steady progress and now it looks like La Stella could be back in the big leagues by the end of the month. He's played reasonably well in a utility role this year, hitting .291 while making starts at both second and third base. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:44 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 8, 5-4 x @Mia
     
  • KC releases second baseman Omar Infante
    Royals released 2B Omar Infante.

    Advice: Infante was designated for assignment by Kansas City last week and passed through waivers unclaimed. He was batting just .239/.279/.321 this season for the Royals, but the 34-year-old could draw interest from multiple teams on the open market now that he will come cheap. Kansas City will have to eat the remainder of his $7.75 million salary for this year and $8 million next year. He also has a $2 million buyout on a voided option for 2018. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:17 pm
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  • Herrera belts grand slam in Wednesday's win
    Mets 2B prospect Dilson Herrera matched a season-high with five RBI Wednesday in a win for Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: He ripped an RBI double in the third before clearing the bases with a grand slam in the eighth. The 22-year-old has flexed his power muscles this year with 11 blasts and 43 RBI in only 65 contests. He ranks second in the Pacific Coast League in runs scored (52) and is also fourth in doubles with 20. Herrera appeared in 31 games for the Mets last season and should get another shot in the bigs later this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:43 am
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  • Andres Blanco goes 3-for-4 homers
    Andres Blanco went 3-for-4 and hit his third homer Wednesday against the Twins.

    Advice: Blanco had been in a five-week slump that dropped his OPS from .952 on May 14 to a more appropriate .722 entering tonight's affair. Still, he's been a really nice utilityman for the Phillies this last year and a half, and some contender might try to add him next month. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:18 pm
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    Andrés Blanco Phi - 2B,3B,SS
    7:15 pm x @SF
     
  • Brewers option infielder Rivera to Triple-A
    Brewers optioned INF Yadiel Rivera to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: Rivera was up for just one day to spell Hernan Perez (paternity leave) before being shuttled back to Triple-A. Thus is the life of the minor league player. In 47 plate appearances with the Brewers this season, he was hitting just .196/.213/.261. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:14 pm
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  • Jace Peterson's heroics lead Braves past Fish
    Jace Peterson played the role of hero on Tuesday, delivering a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning to lead the Braves to a 3-2 victory over the Marlins.

    Advice: Peterson set the stage two innings earlier, clubbing a two-run homer off of David Phelps to tie the game at 2-2 and force extra innings. Hitting out of the leadoff spot in the Braves lineup on Tuesday, he finished the night 2-for-5. He's now hitting .256/.348/.333 with one homer and 10 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:46 pm
  • Coghlan bats leadoff, scores twice vs. Cards
    Chris Coghlan went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

    Advice: Coghlan got a chance to bat leadoff atop the potent Cubs lineup and was able to play catalyst to an extent, scoring two of the Cubs' three runs on the night. The veteran was recently reacquired by the Cubs and should draw a decent amount of at-bats with his versatility. It may not be steady -- the Cubs certainly aren't hurting for help at any position -- and he'll need to produce when given opportunities to garner any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:10 pm
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    Chris Coghlan ChC - 2B,3B,LF,RF
    Top 8, 5-4 ^ @Mia
     
  • Mike Aviles plates game-winner against M's
    Mike Aviles delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning on Tuesday, leading the Tigers to a 4-2 victory over the Mariners.

    Advice: Aviles strode to the plate with the bases loaded and hit a dribbler between the pitcher and first base that he beat out for the run-scoring knock. Aviles finished the night 2-for-4, raising his season slash to a still cringe-inducing .226/.261/.250 to go along with five RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:26 pm
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    Mike Avilés Det - 2B,3B,SS,LF
    Bot 9, 3-7 vs x Cle
     
  • Four score: Uribe homers in fourth straight
    Juan Uribe hit a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Uribe has now somehow homered in four straight games after hitting just two in his first 48 contests. The veteran third baseman is still batting just .236/.288/.385 with those six homers and 20 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:58 pm
    Player Note
    Juan Uribe Cle - 2B,3B
    Bot 9, 7-3 ^ @Det
     
  • Coghlan hitting leadoff Tuesday vs. Cardinals
    Chris Coghlan will hit leadoff and start in left field Tuesday versus the Cardinals.

    Advice: Ben Zobrist served as the leadoff man against southpaw Jaime Garcia on Monday, but Coghlan will get the opportunity Tuesday with right-hander Adam Wainwright on the hill. He makes for a low-cost option in DFS. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:39 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Coghlan ChC - 2B,3B,LF,RF
    Top 8, 5-4 ^ @Mia
     
  • Braves call up INF/OF Bonifacio
    Braves purchased the contract of INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: The Braves previously intended to call up Bonifacio back in May, but he wasn't eligible to join the active roster at that time due to a technicality. However, he's finally up with the big club now that Mallex Smith (thumb) is headed to the disabled list. The 31-year-old was batting .270/.321/.319 with 23 steals over 57 games this season in Triple-A. His speed makes him worth watching in deeper fantasy leagues, but it's unclear how much he'll play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:16 pm
  • A's recall INF Alcantara from Triple-A
    Athletics recalled INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Alcantara, who was recently acquired from the Cubs for Chris Coghlan, was batting .248/.299/.415 with six homers and 26 steals over 63 games this season in Triple-A. The 24-year-old figures to serve in a utility role initially, but he could find regular playing time during the second half. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:42 am
  • Brewers call up INF Yadiel Rivera
    Brewers recalled INF Yadiel Rivera from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: He'll hold down a spot on the Brewers' bench while Hernan Perez is away on paternity leave. Rivera is batting .196/.213/.261 in 47 plate appearances with the Brewers this season. He's not fantasy relevant. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:43 am
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  • Royals request release waivers on Infante
    The Royals have requested release waivers on infielder Omar Infante.

    Advice: Infante was designated for assignment by the Royals last week and given his remaining contract, he'll almost certainly pass through waivers and hit free agency on Thursday. The Royals will be responsible for the remainder of his $7.75 million salary for this year and $10 million (including a $2 million buyout for 2018) next year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:22 am
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  • Rays recall Nick Franklin from Triple-A
    Rays recalled INF/OF Nick Franklin from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Franklin had a brief stint with the Rays earlier this month and he's back now that Mikie Mahtook is headed to the disabled list. The 25-year-old was batting .247/.316/.388 over 58 games in Triple-A this season. He's unlikely to provide fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:52 am
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    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS
    Bot 8, 3-6 x @Bal
     
  • Uribe homers in third straight to topple Rays
    Juan Uribe hit a home run in his third straight game Monday, and the Indians bested the Rays 7-4.

    Advice: Uribe had two home runs in his first 48 games before belting three in the last three days. Monday's was a two-run blast in the eighth inning to extend the Indians' lead. Uribe now has five homers and 19 RBI to go with a .235/.289/.371 line overall. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:41 pm
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    Juan Uribe Cle - 2B,3B
    Bot 9, 7-3 ^ @Det
     
  • Chris Owings (foot) nearing rehab games
    Chris Owings (foot) could begin a rehab assignment with rookie league Arizona by the middle of the week.

    Advice: The hope is that Owings will be ready for activation from the disabled list sometime during the Diamondacks' homestand, which begins on June 27. He's missed over a week of action with plantar fasciitis in his left foot but has apparently made progress in recent days. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:52 am
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    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,CF
    15-Day DL
    Top 4, 2-1 x @Col
     
  • Threes are wild for Uribe against White Sox
    Juan Uribe went 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in a win over the White Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: Here's to hoping Uribe played the lottery after the game, as the number three was apparently his lucky number Saturday. It was even more unlikely considering Uribe had just two hits in 28 June at-bats coming into the game. The home run was his third of the year, and the 37-year-old is batting just .228/.285/.327 on the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:58 pm
    Player Note
    Juan Uribe Cle - 2B,3B
    Bot 9, 7-3 ^ @Det
     
  • Mike Aviles (wrist) hitless in return
    Mike Aviles (wrist) had one hit in four at-bats in his return to action Thursday.

    Advice: Aviles departed Wednesday's game with a left wrist injury but wound up not missing any time. He's batting just .227/.266/.253 for the Tigers this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:24 am
    Player Note
    Mike Avilés Det - 2B,3B,SS,LF
    Bot 9, 3-7 vs x Cle
     
  • Royals designate Omar Infante for assignment
    Royals designated 2B Omar Infante for assignment.

    Advice: Whit Merrifield figures to see the bulk of the at-bats moving forward now that Infante is out of the picture. The veteran second baseman was hitting just .239/.279/.321 with nine doubles and 11 RBI over 134 at-bats. He will probably pass through waivers unclaimed. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:19 pm
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  • Giavotella smacks two-run homer vs Twins
    Johnny Giavotella went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Giavotella unloaded on an Ervin Santana offering for a two-run dinger in the second inning. It put the Angels up 3-1 and while the Twins would make pushes on the scoreboard, the home team never relinquished the lead after Giavotella's homer. For the season, the 28-year-old second baseman is slashing .274/.298/.396 with four homers and 21 RBI over 197 at-bats. He has homered in back-to-back games. Monday's affair saw him not only homer, but also finish 4-for-4. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:40 pm
  • Mike Aviles leaves with apparent wrist injury
    Mike Aviles left Tuesday's game against the White Sox with an apparent wrist injury.

    Advice: Aviles appeared to hurt his left wrist while diving for a hit by Jose Abreu in the eighth inning. He stayed in the game but Cameron Maybin pinch-hit for him in the next half frame. Aviles had a very tough night in the field (two errors) but made up for it by contributing a pair of hits. Andrew Romine replaced Aviles at third base in the ninth inning. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:02 pm
    Player Note
    Mike Avilés Det - 2B,3B,SS,LF
    Bot 9, 3-7 vs x Cle
     
  • Omar Infante not in Tuesday night's lineup
    Omar Infante is not in the Royals' starting lineup Tuesday against the Indians.

    Advice: It looks like he's just getting the day off. Whit Merrifield will grab the start at second base and hit leadoff against Tribe right-hander Josh Tomlin. Infante hasn't contributed much offensively this year. So far he's hit just .239 with 11 RBI in 134 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:37 pm
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  • Giavotella homers, doubles in loss to Twins
    Johnny Giavotella went 4-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Giavotella didn't pick up the home run until the ninth inning. It did not have any tangible effect on the outcome of the game. The 28-year-old infielder is hitting .269/.294/.378 with 11 doubles, three homers and 19 RBI over 193 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:38 pm
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