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  • Patrick Corbin wins in Tommy John return
    In his return from Tommy John surgery, Patrick Corbin pitched five innings of two-run ball and recorded a win over the Rockies on Saturday.

    Advice: Corbin allowed eight hits, three for extra bases, but he was able to spread them around enough to leave with a lead. It helped a lot that he walked no one. His fastball was consistently in the low-90s, and 56 of his 76 pitches were strikes. Corbin isn't a recommended mixed-league pitcher just yet, but he definitely has the ability. He's well worth the flier in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • A.J. Pollock swipes two bases
    A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two steals versus the Rockies on Saturday.

    Advice: Pollock is 18-for-23 stealing bases this year, which is a big reason why he's been an elite fantasy outfielder. He entered the season with 27 steals in 243 games as a major leaguer. His 18 this year have come in 80 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • D.J. LeMahieu goes 3-for-4
    D.J. LeMahieu broke out of a slump with a 3-for-4 game Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: LeMahieu hadn't had a multihit game since June 11, even though he's been batting second and usually getting five plate appearances per game. His average, which stood at .351 on June 11, entered tonight at .293, but it's back up to .300 now. He's not a bad option in mixed leagues for as long as he bats second, but he'll probably end up back at the bottom of the order at some point. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Hector Santiago goes seven scoreless in win
    Hector Santiago blanked the Rangers for seven innings, allowing just three hits, as the Angels rolled to a 13-0 win on Saturday.

    Advice: It was an easy win for Santiago, but it's still impressive that he was able to thrive despite some long waits. He's allowed a total of two runs in his last three starts, and his ERA is all of the way down to 2.40. It might well earn him a spot on the All-Star team. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Wandy Rodriguez gives up five runs to Angels
    Wandy Rodriguez gave up five runs in five innings Saturday in a loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Rodriguez managed to survive the Orioles earlier in the week, but he's given up 28 hits and eight walks over 14 innings in his last three starts. The Rangers will stick with him, but AL-only leaguers don't have as much reason to do so. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • C.J. Cron hits three-run homer, knocks in six
    C.J. Cron went 3-for-6 with a three-run homer and six RBI in the rout the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: The outburst was appreciated, but Cron needs to come up big in games the Angels aren't winning 13-0. He entered the night with a .198/.228/.281 line and a 30/2 K/BB ratio in 121 at-bats. The Angels are starved for offense, though, so this might earn him some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Kole Calhun goes 2-for-4, homers
    Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk against the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: Calhoun also doubled twice and drove in four runs Friday. The Angels badly need for him to get going, especially in the power department. His fantasy owners would appreciate it, too. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Elvis Andrus goes hitless in fourth straight
    Elvis Andrus went hitless in a fourth straight game Saturday, dropping his average to .237.

    Advice: Andrus seemed to be heating up last week, but it proved to be a mirage. It'd be one thing if he were still the excellent defensive shortstop he was a couple of years ago, but since he's not, he's a definite problem for the Rangers right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Patrick Corbin activated from 60-day DL
    Diamondbacks activated LHP Patrick Corbin (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Corbin didn't pitch past the sixth inning in any of his rehab starts and we wouldn't expect him to Saturday against the Rockies. The 25-year-old was an All-Star in 2013 but struggled down the stretch with a 5.19 ERA over his last 13 starts. Fantasy owners should use a wait and see approach with the young left-hander. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:21 pm
  • Oscar Hernandez returns from DL Saturday
    Diamondbacks activated C Oscar Hernandez (hand) from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Hernandez sat out three months with a broken hamate bone in his left hand. Manager Chip Hale said he'll "pick his spots" when inserting Hernandez into the lineup. He'll backup Jarrod Saltalamacchia Saturday against the Rockies. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:16 pm
     
    60-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs Col
  • Belt has RBI double against Nationals
    Brandon Belt went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk Saturday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Belt has now driven in runs in six out of his last seven games. He's batting .273/.344/.481 with nine home runs and 36 RBI through 74 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:35 am
  • Mariners recall James Jones from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled OF James Jones from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: The 26-year-old has appeared in seven games for the M's this season, going hitless in eight at-bats. He's likely only with the club as an extra bat for a few days until Hisashi Iwakuma returns from the disabled list on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:48 am
  • Cliff Pennington comes up big as Arizona wins
    Cliff Pennington delivered a game-tying single in the sixth and a game-ending sac fly in the 10th as the Diamondbacks topped the Rockies 4-3 on Friday.

    Advice: Pennington remains a fine utilityman, but the Diamondbacks haven't gotten a ton of use from him this year with Nick Ahmed playing well at short and Aaron Hill acting as the primary fallback at second and third. The runs batted in he collected tonight were just his sixth and seventh of the season, and it was also only his second multihit game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:58 pm
     
    Player Note
    Cliff Pennington Ari - 2B,3B,SS
    1:10 pm vs Col
  • Brandon Barnes goes 0-for-3 against Arizona
    Brandon Barnes went 0-for-3 before being removed as part of a double-switch Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Barnes should start losing some time now that the Rockies have brought Drew Stubbs back to the majors. Barnes still has a decent .276 average, but it's going down quickly and he doesn't bring much else to the table. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:54 pm
  • Noah Syndergaard strong for six innings
    Noah Syndergaard was lifted after allowing one run and two hits in six innings Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Syndergaard only walked two, but it still took him 107 pitches to get through six. Needless to say, the Mets weren't going to give him a chance to match last week's eight innings of one-run ball against the Reds. Syndergaard lowered his ERA to 3.38. He's allowed one or no earned runs in six of his 10 starts. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:50 pm
  • Mark Canha goes 2-for-4, knocks in three
    Mark Canha went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Mariners on Friday.

    Advice: The right-handed-hitting Canha keeps starting against lefties, even though he's struggled mightily against them this year. He did have a single against J.A. Happ tonight, but his big hit was a two-run double off right-handed reliever Carson Smith. All eight of his homers this season have come off righties. It's probably a big fluke, but the weird platoon splits are making it difficult for the A's to use him. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:08 pm
     
    Player Note
    Mark Canha Oak - 1B,OF
    1:05 pm vs Sea
  • Corbin (elbow) to make 2015 debut Saturday
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) will make his season debut on Saturday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Corbin had been slated for one more rehab start, but the Diamondbacks felt that he looked ready on his rehab assignment so they will bring him back a little early. Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, the left-hander put up a 4.76 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 17 rehab innings. Ideally, fantasy owners should give him at least a start or two before sticking him back into their lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:10 pm
  • Brandon Belt sitting out on Friday
    Brandon Belt is not in the Giants' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's getting a breather with the Nationals throwing lefty Gio Gonzalez. Buster Posey is at first base Friday in Belt's place, with Andrew Susac at catcher. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:20 am
  • Pollock has 2 hits, including HR, in win
    A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored in Thursday's 8-1 win versus the Rockies.

    Advice: Pollock hit his 10th homer of the year off Chris Rusin in the sixth inning. The outfielder has been an unsung fantasy stud so far this year. He's batting .301 and is on pace for 21 homers, 74 RBI, 107 runs and 33 steals. That type of production would threaten for a top-five fantasy outfielder finish. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:13 pm
  • D.J. LeMahieu not in Rockies lineup Thursday
    D.J. LeMahieu is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: It's the second straight week that Walt Weiss has opted to rest his second baseman on Thursday. Daniel Descalso will get the start in his place and bat seventh against Jeremy Hellickson and the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:03 pm
  • Corbin (elbow) could make debut Saturday
    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Patrick Corbin (elbow) could make his season debut Saturday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Corbin was expected to make a final rehab start Thursday, but the club is holding him back with the idea that he could be needed with the big club sooner. Corbin owns a 4.76 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 17 minor league innings as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery. Corbin is worth owning, if not starting, in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • Oscar Hernandez to be activated this weekend
    Oscar Hernandez (hand) will be activated from the disabled list this weekend.

    Advice: Hernandez, a Rule 5 pick, has been out all season with a broken left hamate bone. Jarrod Saltalamacchia has hit just .184/.293/.306 since joining the D'Backs, so the club could designate him for assignment if they don't want to carry three catchers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:38 pm
     
    60-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs Col
  • Cron's homer does the job in win vs. Yankees
    C.J. Cron went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, helping the Angels edge the Yankees on Monday.

    Advice: Cron, recently recalled from Triple-A, drilled his second big league home run of the season in the seventh inning off of CC Sabathia to pad the Angels' lead to 4-1. He hasn't hit much in the majors this season, but has crushed Triple-A competition in two short stints. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:04 pm
  • Rodriguez tosses 5 solid innings to beat O's
    Wandy Rodriguez earned the win, limiting the Orioles to one run in five innings as the Rangers sealed an 8-1 victory on Monday.

    Advice: Rodriguez was routed in his most recent start against the Athletics, so Monday's performance was a nice bounce-back effort. The lefty worked around eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. He'll carry a 3.91 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a 61/28 K/BB ratio over 73 2/3 innings into a home start against the Angels next weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:38 pm
  • Corbin (elbow) on track for July 7-8 return
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) will make his season debut for the Diamondbacks on either July 7 or 8 in Texas.

    Advice: Corbin will make one final rehab start on Thursday to complete his rehab from Tommy John surgery. The left-hander has put up a 4.76 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 17 innings across four rehab starts to this point but has reportedly been hitting the mid-90s on the radar gun. Despite the nice velocity, fantasy owners should probably take a wait-and-see approach with Corbin rather than trusting him right away. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:45 pm
  • C.J. Cron recalled from Triple-A
    Angels recalled 1B/DH C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cron is batting just .204/.237/.269 in his time with the big club this season. He'll see some time versus left-handers. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:26 pm
  • Kole Calhoun scores winning run in 10th
    Kole Calhoun singled twice and scored the winning run on a wild pitch as the Angels edged the Mariners 3-2 in 10 innings Sunday.

    Advice: Calhoun singled in the go-ahead run to give the Angels a 2-1 lead in the eighth, though that was later coughed up by Huston Street. In the 10th, he singled off Tom Wilhelmsen and came around to score on the wild pitch with two outs. He's been a big fantasy disappointment of late, but now that he's back hitting in front of Mike Trout, rather than in the middle of the order, he seems like a better bet. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 28, 4:55 pm
  • Hector Santiago strong versus Mariners
    Hector Santiago pitched seven strong innings, allowing one run and three hits, Sunday against the Marlins.

    Advice: He struck out six and walked two. Unfortunately, the end result was another no-decision for Santiago, who finishes the month of June with an 0-1 record and a 3.68 ERA. The Angels did win three of his five starts, though. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 28, 4:53 pm
  • A.J. Pollock sitting out on Sunday
    A.J. Pollock is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to simply be a day of rest. David Peralta is in center field with Pollock out, while Cliff Pennington is covering left. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 28, 10:12 am
  • Kole Calhoun blasts seventh homer
    Kole Calhoun clubbed a two-run homer in Saturday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: He was hitless in his other three at-bats with two strikeouts. Calhoun has now hit safely in six of his last seven games. The 27-year-old is on pace for 73 RBI. That's well above his career-high of 58. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 27, 7:07 pm
  • Patrick Corbin k's five in rehab start Friday
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) punched out five hitters over six innings of work in his latest minor league rehab start with Double-A Mobile on Friday.

    Advice: Corbin gave up two runs on four hits and a pair of walks in the outing. He built his stamina up to 87 pitches in this outing and will require just one more rehab start before rejoining the Diamondbacks rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 27, 5:55 am
  • Syndergaard goes eight IP in win over Reds
    Noah Syndergaard spun eight innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 win over the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: It was the first time in his brief major league career that he completed eight innings. Syndergaard cruised for the most part, allowing five hits while walking none and striking out five. The only run scored on a ground out. He needed just 89 pitches to get through his eight innings of work. The 22-year-old has had his fair share of ups and downs of late, but an outing like this one underscores the upside. He'll bring a 3.59 ERA into a start against the Dodgers next weekend on the road. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 26, 6:45 pm
  • Pollock has two hits, RBI in loss to Rox
    A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: It was another productive day for Pollock, who also drew a walk, scored a run, and stole a base. The 27-year-old continues to be a five-category stud for fantasy owners this season, batting .307 with nine home runs, 35 RBI, 15 stolen bases, and 47 runs scored over 71 games. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 25, 4:00 pm
  • D.J. LeMahieu getting day off on Thursday
    D.J. LeMahieu is getting a day off on Thursday.

    Advice: Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez are also absent from the Rockies' starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Diamondbacks. Rafael Ynoa will start at second base and bat second for Colorado. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 25, 10:03 am
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