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  • Ross Stripling to start for Dodgers on Thurs.
    Ross Stripling will start against the Giants on Thursday.

    Advice: The Dodgers have been waylaid by injuries to Brett Anderson (blister) and Scott Kazmir (neck, back), leaving them to scramble for warm rotational bodies. Stripling will fit that bill on Thursday. He has made 15 total appearances this season (11 starts) and owns a 4.04 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 53/23 K/BB ratio over 71 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:52 pm
  • Adrian Gonzalez drives in three in win
    Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Gonzalez lofted a sacrifice fly in the third inning, then came back with a shallow two-run single in the fifth. With the three RBI, he padded his tally to 73 for the season as a whole. The veteran first baseman has also cracked 15 home runs while slashing .301/.369/.458. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:46 pm
  • Denard Span homers off Kenley Jansen
    Denard Span smacked a solo home run off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Span's solo home run to lead off the ninth merely served as cosmetic effect in this one, as the Dodgers held a 9-4 advantage entering the frame. The tater was Span's eighth of the season and pushed his RBI total to 43. In addition, the veteran outfielder is slashing .274/.337/.385 over 464 at-bats. There is no fantasy shine here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:39 pm
  • Salazar crushed for six runs in defeat
    Danny Salazar was rocked in Tuesday's loss to the A's, surrendering six runs on eight hits over four-plus innings.

    Advice: Salazar has now made two starts since coming off the disabled list, neither of which has panned out particularly well. He lasted just one inning in his first outing back and while he managed to clear that low bar on Tuesday, he didn't particularly clear it in effective fashion. Khris Davis mashed a three-run homer off the 26-year-old right-hander in the first inning and the A's would go on to score twice more in the third and once more in the fifth. Prior to hitting the disabled list with right elbow inflammation at the beginning of August, Salazar held a 3.38 ERA. That has been bumped to 3.90 with his recent ineffective results. A road start against the Angels shows next on his schedule as he looks to return to pre-injury form. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:50 pm
  • Matt Kemp drives in three as Braves rally
    Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Kemp almost single-handedly rallied the Braves back from a 4-2 deficit. He started the comeback with a sacrifice fly in the fourth to cut the advantage to 4-3, then flipped the score completely with his two-run double with two outs in the top of the eighth inning. The veteran outfielder has picked up hits in nine of his last 10 games and is slashing .263/.296/.480 with 25 homers and 81 RBI. He has rocked at least 23 home runs in each of the last three seasons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Lamb's two-run double not enough for victory
    Jake Lamb went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Lamb drove in two with a ground rule double in the third inning. He finished the evening with a pair of two-baggers, giving him 24 for the season as a whole. In addition, Lamb is slashing a shiny .262/.338/.535 with 24 homers and 77 RBI across 409 at-bats. On the whole, it has been a brilliant breakout year for the 25-year-old infielder. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Ellsbury clocks two-run home run in win
    Jacoby Ellsbury went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Ellsbury connected for a two-run shot off Taijuan Walker in the fifth inning, snapping a 1-1 tie in the process. The Mariners wouldn't score again as the Bombers cruised to an easy 5-1 victory. For his part, the speedy Ellsbury is hitting .262/.321/.368 with six homers, 42 RBI and 18 steals over 432 at-bats. He simply hasn't provided a ton of spark this season in terms of fantasy production. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Cano singles twice in loss to former team
    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: As a team, the Mariners managed just four hits on the evening. Cano was the only player to pick up more than one. The All-Star second baseman is in the midst of a fantastic campaign and is currently slashing .295/.349/.522 with 28 homers and 79 RBI across 508 at-bats. Fantasy second basemen don't get much better than that. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Flores hits three-run shot in win over Cards
    Wilmer Flores hit a three-run home run as the Mets bested the Cardinals 7-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Getting a start against a lefty as per usual, Flores turned on an inside fastball in the first inning for the three-run dinger. It was his only hit in the game and Flores' 13th homer of the year. With first base still a big question mark and Flores' ability to hit left-handed pitching, the 25-year-old should continue to draw starts at the less-hot corner going forward. Flores is hitting .259/.315/.447 in 87 games total. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 pm
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  • Mets recall Goeddel after Niese injury
    Mets recalled RHP Erik Goeddel from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Goeddel was just sent down on Saturday, but the Mets recalled him with Jon Niese landing on the disabled list due to a left knee injury. In 28 bullpen innings with the Mets this season, Goeddel held a 4.18 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 27/7 K/BB ratio. His is a serviceable filler arm out of the pen, but there is no fantasy intrigue here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
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  • Molina picks up three hits in loss to Mets
    Yadier Molina finished 3-for-5 with an RBI double in a loss to the Mets on Tuesday.

    Advice: The multi-hit game was Molina's fifth in his last 10 contests. He hasn't displayed the power he once did, swatting just four homers to date, but the 34-year-old owns a respectable .284/.345/.387 line with 39 RBI and 40 runs scored on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Cabrera collects three more hits since return
    Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base Tuesday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Garcia now has two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in four games since being activated from the disabled list on August 19. He's 6-for-16 in those four games, raising his overall line to .260/.310/.414 with 13 homers, 35 RBI and 43 runs scored. The stolen base, swiped against the great Yadier Molina as part of a double steal, was just Cabrera's second on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Reyes has three hits, three runs versus Cards
    Jose Reyes went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a stolen base and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Reyes scored nearly half of the Mets' runs in the game, accounting for three of the team's seven. He did it with three singles, giving him 15 hits in his last 38 at-bats. After a slow start, the 33-year-old is now hitting .284/.336/.477 with three homers, 12 RBI, 18 runs scored and six steals in 26 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Garcia shelled for six runs over four innings
    Jaime Garcia was touched up for six runs on seven hits over four innings Tuesday, taking the loss against the Mets.

    Advice: Garcia was in a three-run hole by the fourth batter of the game, but his offense was able to back him up with three runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame. Undaunted by his team's show of solidarity, Garcia proceeded to surrender two more runs in the second inning and a run in the fourth for good measure. Two of those seven hits left the yard, a troubling trend for the southpaw who has now given up six homers in his last three starts. Amazingly, he'd been on a three-game winning streak prior to Tuesday, dropping to 10-9 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with the loss. An interleague date with the Athletics is on tap for Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Anderson yields three runs over five vs. Rox
    Chase Anderson allowed three runs on six hits, striking out seven, in five innings against the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: All three runs came on one swing by Nolan Arenado in the third inning. Anderson was otherwise strong, although he once again failed to pitch deep into a game. The good news for Anderson is that he still hasn't lost a start since July 9; the bad news is that he's just 7-10 overall with a 4.99 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. The 28-year-old will look to keep his non-losing streak going when he squares off with the Pirates on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Dodgers recall Ross Stripling from AAA OKC
    Dodgers recalled RHP Ross Stripling from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: He figures to return to a starting role with Brett Anderson (blister) and Scott Kazmir (neck, back) both landing on the disabled list Tuesday night. Stripling owns a 4.04 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 53/23 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings (11 starts, four relief appearances) this season with Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:43 pm
  • Adrian Gonzalez has three-HR, eight-RBI day
    Adrian Gonzalez had a monster day in Monday’s 18-9 pounding of the Reds, going 3-for-6 with three homers and a career-high eight RBI.

    Advice: Gonzalez connected for a three-run shot off Homer Bailey in the first inning before adding a solo blast in a six-run fifth and a two-run shot in the seventh. He had a chance for a fourth homer in the eighth, but grounded out to second base. On the bright side, he drove in his eighth run of the day on the play. This is the second three-homer game of Gonzalez’s career. He has now hit safely in 15 consecutive games and is batting .299/.369/.458 with 15 homers and 70 RBI overall. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:41 pm
  • Denard Span goes hitless in loss to Mets
    Denard Span had a rough night at the plate on Sunday, going hitless in four at-bats as the Giants were shutout by Noah Syndergaard and the Mets.

    Advice: As a team, the Giants were only able to generate three total hits, so Span wasn't alone in his ineffectiveness. The Giants' leadoff hitter is now hitting .272/.335/.377 on the season with seven homers and 42 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:39 pm
  • Chase Anderson (quad) will start Tuesday
    Chase Anderson (quad) will return to the starting rotation Tuesday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Anderson had his last start cut short after getting hit by a comebacker but he's good to go after logging two innings in a relief appearance on Friday. With Anderson back in the rotation, rookie Brent Suter will move to the bullpen beginning on Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:39 pm
  • Mets option Erik Goeddel back to Triple-A
    Mets optioned RHP Erik Goeddel to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Goeddel was sent out to make room on the roster for Jim Henderson who is returning from the disabled list on Saturday. The 27-year-old registered a 4.18 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 27/7 K/BB ratio over 28 innings out of the Mets bullpen. He'll surely return once rosters expand in September. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:42 am
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  • Chase Anderson works two innings in relief
    Chase Anderson (quad) worked two innings of relief on Friday, allowing two runs on three hits as the Brewers fell to the Mariners.

    Advice: Anderson left Tuesday's start after being hit in the quad by a comebacker. Since he departed that start in the first inning though, the Brewers wanted to get him some work before his next scheduled start. Expect to see him back in the rotation next week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:36 am
  • Jacoby Ellsbury goes 3-for-5, homers
    Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 and homered Friday against the Angels.

    Advice: The homer was his first of the second half. He entered the night hitting .224/.272/.267 with just one steal in 116 at-bats since the All-Star break. Still, the Yankees haven't used his struggles as an excuse to move him down in the lineup or to give him less playing time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:24 pm
  • Mets activate Asdrubal Cabrera from 15-day DL
    Mets activated INF Asdrubal Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He's back in the lineup on Friday night, as is lineup-mate Yoenis Cespedes. Cabrera returns to a .255/.308/.410 slash line on the season, where he has been a solid performer and capable run producer. His bat has been sorely missed in the Mets lineup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:16 pm
  • Ross Stripling optioned to Triple-A
    Dodgers optioned RHP Ross Stripling to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Stripling fared pretty well in his three recent starts with the Dodgers, but they don't need him now with Bud Norris (back) back from the disabled list. He'll return next month. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:29 pm
  • Chase Anderson (quad) could pitch in relief
    Chase Anderson (quad) could be available out of the bullpen this weekend.

    Advice: Anderson left Tuesday's start in the first inning after being hit in the left quad by a comebacker. He's expected to be fine for his next start next week, but because he's thrown so little might pitch in relief this weekend. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:29 am
  • Cano cracks solo home run in loss to Angels
    Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Cano whacked a solo home run off Angels starter Matt Shoemaker in the first inning for his lone hit of the game. The dinger was his 27th of the season and pushed his RBI total to 75. The 27 homers are the most he has hit since he launched the same number with the Yankees in 2013. With about a month-and-a-half remaining in the season, the star second baseman needs six more home runs to tie the career-best 33 he notched four seasons ago. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:30 pm
  • Stripling allows three runs over five vs. PHI
    Ross Stripling gave up three runs -- two earned -- over five innings Thursday against the Phillies.

    Advice: It was a decent start for the right-hander, and he left in line for his fourth win before the bullpen gave away the lead. He did manage to lower his ERA slightly to 4.04. With the rash of injuries to starters, Stripling has been pressed into duty, and he should remain in the rotation for the near future. The 26-year-old's next start will come Tuesday against the Giants. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:46 pm
  • Danny Salazar lasts one inning in return from DL
    Danny Salazar was lifted from Thursday's start against the White Sox after only one inning.

    Advice: Salazar's velocity was there—his fastball was hitting 97 mph—but his command was nonexistent. The right-hander yielded three runs, three walks and a base hit in his lone inning of work while throwing just 16 of his 34 pitches for strikes. Salazar was making his first start since coming off the disabled list with right elbow inflammation. He threw some pitches in the bullpen after his start, which suggests his short hook was due to ineffectiveness and not injury-related. Kyle Crockett replaced Salazar in the second inning. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:31 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) to be activated Friday
    The Mets will activate Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) from the 15-day disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: Yoenis Cespedes (quad) will also come off the DL on Friday. The Mets were originally planning to activate Cabrera on Thursday but they decided to wait another 24 hours. Cabrera missed a couple weeks with a strained patellar tendon. He sports a pedestrian .255/.308/.410 slash line over 373 at-bats this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:12 pm
  • Danny Salazar (elbow) back for Thursday start
    Indians activated RHP Danny Salazar from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Salazar will return to the Indians' starting rotation on Thursday night against the White Sox after missing a little over two weeks with inflammation in his right elbow. The 26-year-old holds a 3.38 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 133/51 K/BB ratio through 117 1/3 innings this season with Cleveland. He's safe for immediate activation in fantasy leagues.Daily Slant: Salazar has massive upside nearly every start, but this doesn't seem like a great spot to deploy him in DFS. He's still priced in the same range as before his DL stint and did not have any type of rehab assignment which could lead to a decreased pitch count. Salazar has allowed a .422 wOBA since the All-Star Break and while his strikeout numbers have remained intact, he's been getting burned by the long ball of late (7 HRs allowed in 24 IP dating back to July 1st). Bumgarner, deGrom, Fernandez and Shoemaker are all better targets. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:20 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) returning Thursday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) will be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

    Advice: Cabrera wound up missing a little over two weeks with a strained patellar tendon in his left knee. He went 2-for-6 with two doubles and two RBI in a two-game minor league rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:56 am
  • A-Gone drills two bombs, drives in five runs
    Adrian Gonzalez drilled a three-run bomb in the fourth inning and a two-run tater in the seventh to lead the Dodgers over the Phillies 7-2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gonzalez has come to life lately to perk up a sluggish season. The powerful game raised his line to .298/.371/.438 with 12 homers, 62 RBI and 53 runs scored in 115 games. The batting average and on-base percentage look good but the power stats are well below what we are used to getting from the veteran slugger. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:54 pm
  • Anderon (quat) optimistic to make next start
    Chase Anderson (quad) said that he is optimistic that he will be able to make his next start.

    Advice: Anderson took a Kris Bryant liner with an estimated 107 mph exit velocity off his left leg in Tuesday's start against the Cubs. That sounds painful enough, but the 28-year-old right-hander does not believe that the injury will hamper him moving forward. Further clarity as to whether Anderson will be able to make his next turn through the rotation has yet to be given, but at least by the pitcher's own word, this doesn't seem serious. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:05 pm
  • Span getting the day off on Wednesday
    Denard Span is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Eduardo Nunez will bat leadoff and Gregor Blanco will start in center field in the afternoon tilt against the Pirates. Span is batting just .263/.329/.361 this year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:20 am
  • Ellsbury getting the day off Wednesday
    Jacoby Ellsbury is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Aaron Hicks will start in center field and bat ninth versus Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ. The left-handed Ellsbury owns a disappointing .263/.326/.361 batting line in 110 games this season with New York. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:39 am
  • Garcia yields three homers in win over Astros
    Jaime Garcia allowed five runs, including three home runs, over five innings Tuesday but got the win against the Astros.

    Advice: In case you haven't heard, the win is a meaningless stat, with Garcia's "victory" serving as Exhibit T. The southpaw gave up seven hits, including the three home runs, and walked three on the evening, but eight runs of support were enough to get Garcia his 10th win of the season. It was also his third consecutive win, improving him to 10-8, and Garcia has a 4.11 ERA and 1.32 WHIP through 24 starts. He'll try to run his winning streak to four in a row Tuesday against the Mets. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:11 pm
  • Chase Anderson diagnosed with quad bruise
    Chase Anderson has been diagnosed with a bruised left quad.

    Advice: Anderson took a screaming Kris Bryant comebacker off his left leg in the first inning of his start Tuesday night against the Cubs. He should be fine for his next turn, assuming it's really just a bruise. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:56 pm
  • Chase Anderson leaves start in first inning
    Chase Anderson was pulled in the first inning of his start Tuesday night against the Cubs after taking a Kris Bryant comebacker off his left knee.

    Advice: Anderson was able to walk off the field under his own power, but he looked to be in a good amount of pain. The right-hander had faced just two batters -- a problematic situation for the Brewers in the second half of their doubleheader against the Cubs. Look for an update out of Chicago within the next hour. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:22 pm
  • Cabrera (knee) to begin rehab stint Tuesday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) will indeed begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A St. Lucie.

    Advice: Cabrera, who is working his way back from a strained patellar tendon in his left knee, will be eased in as the designated hitter before returning to shortstop. The Mets are hoping he'll be able to return this weekend in San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:37 pm
  • Salazar (elbow) will return Thursday vs. CWS
    Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed Monday morning that Danny Salazar (elbow) will return to the starting rotation Thursday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Salazar looked impressive in a simulated game on Sunday, throwing all of his pitches with good velocity and bite. He has been on the disabled list since August 2 with inflammation in his right elbow. An MRI taken two weeks ago showed no structural damage. Mike Clevinger is sliding into a bullpen role in a related move. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:05 am
  • Cano slugs two-run homer on Saturday
    Robinson Cano slugged a key two-run homer to lift the Mariners over the Athletics on Saturday.

    Advice: The blast was his 26th of the season. He is batting .294 with 73 RBI and 75 runs scored. His .872 OPS is his best since joining the Mariners in 2014. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 10:23 pm
  • Span drives in four runs on Saturday
    Denard Span went 2-for-5 and drove home four runs as the Giants beat the Orioles on Saturday.

    Advice: Not exactly what you expect from a lead-off hitter. Span singled in two runs in the second inning and did the same thing again in the sixth -- although this time he got thrown out trying to stretch the single into a double. Span's .263 batting average with five homers, 38 RBI, 50 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 105 games are not very enticing for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 9:32 pm
  • Flores' three hits help Mets win in extras
    Wilmer Flores went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in the Mets' 3-2, 11-inning win over the Padres on Saturday.

    Advice: Flores was having a good night before he came to the dish with runners on the corners and one out in the 11th inning. The 25-year-old hit a ground ball up the middle that second baseman Ryan Schimpf fielded but threw wide of catcher Christian Bethancourt, allowing the winning run to score and making Flores the hero. With the three-hit night, Flores is batting .255/.309/.434 with 11 homers, 33 RBI and 27 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 9:15 pm
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