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  • Orioles scoop up Drew Stubbs after cut
    Orioles claimed OF Drew Stubbs off irrevocable release waivers.

    Advice: Stubbs was released by the Rangers after turning down an assignment to Triple-A Round Rock several days ago. He was hitting .259/.343/.414 over 67 plate appearances with the Rangers prior to his release. There is no fantasy intrigue here. Rotoworld.com 25 minutes ago
    4:05 pm vs Tor
     
  • Kimbrel earns 24th save against Rays
    Craig Kimbrel tallied his 24th save of the season on Wednesday afternoon against the Rays.

    Advice: Kimbrel struck out one and needed just 10 total pitches in a flawless top of the ninth inning. The right-hander owns a 2.86 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 69/21 K/BB ratio in 44 innings this season as the Red Sox closer. Rotoworld.com 50 minutes ago
  • Tillman (shoulder) throws off flat ground
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) felt good after throwing off flat ground on Wednesday.

    Advice: Manager Buck Showalter said on Tuesday that the Orioles are hoping that Tillman will be able to begin throwing off the mound by the weekend. He has been battling inflammation in his right shoulder and was placed on the disabled list on August 20. The team was initially shooting for a September 10 return, but that looks unlikely given that he is still taking part in flat-ground work. A mid-to-late September reunion with the big league club is more probable at this juncture. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:39 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Tor
     
  • Surgery an option for Neil Walker back injury
    Mets manager Terry Collins said that the herniated disc in Neil Walker's back could require surgery.

    Advice: Walker would like to keep playing through the herniated disc, but he is experiencing numbness in his foot and leg due to the injury. He is seeking a second opinion, which should shed more light on whether or not he will need to undergo a season-ending surgical procedure. Wilmer Flores figures to continue to fill in for him at second base until all this is sorted out. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:10 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Mia
     
  • David Robertson takes loss versus Tigers
    David Robertson took a loss Wednesday after yielding a walkoff RBI sacrifice fly to Tyler Collins in the bottom of the ninth inning at Detroit's Comerica Park.

    Advice: Robertson was called on with the game tied 2-2 and couldn't push it to extras, surrendering a leadoff double to JaCoby Jones and the sac fly to Collins one batter later. Robertson has produced a disappointing 3.79 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 54 2/3 innings this season out of the White Sox bullpen. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:09 pm
  • Sale goes eight but takes no-decision
    Chris Sale took a no-decision Wednesday despite limiting the Tigers to two runs over eight innings.

    Advice: David Robertson gave up a walkoff RBI sac fly to Tyler Collins in the bottom of the ninth inning as the White Sox fell 3-2 at Detroit's Comerica Park. Sale did his part, scattering eight hits and four walks over eight frames while striking out six. He'll carry a 15-7 record and 3.10 ERA into his next start at home against this same Tigers team. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:06 pm
  • Jordan Zimmermann (lat) sharp at AAA level
    Jordan Zimmermann (lat) worked four scoreless innings Wednesday in a rehab start with Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Zimmermann yielded just one hit and one walk while striking out four. He was also sharp in a rehab start last Friday, tossing 3 2/3 scoreless frames. The right-hander should be cleared to return to the Tigers' starting rotation early next week after missing a month with a strained lat muscle. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:11 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 3-2 vs CWS
     
  • Sisco tallies four hits in Tuesday's loss
    Orioles C prospect Chance Sisco pounded four hits Tuesday in Double-A Bowie's loss to Harrisburg.

    Advice: Sisco finished with two doubles and a pair of singles. Tuesday was the 21-year-old's fifth multi-hit game in his last five contests. He's hit .500 during that span while lifting his average from .309 to .320. Sisco leads the Eastern League in on base percentage (.408) and also ranks sixth in walks (59), seventh in doubles (28) and ninth in OPS (.832). With Matt Wieters headed for free agency this winter, the 2013 second-round pick could make his big league debut sooner than expected. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:50 am
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    4:05 pm vs Tor
     
  • Span (neck) out of Giants lineup Wednesday
    Denard Span (neck) is not in the Giants' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

    Advice: Span made an early exit from Tuesday's game due to a stiff neck. Gorkys Hernandez is starting in center field and batting eighth for the Giants on Wednesday versus Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:47 am
    Day-to-Day
    Top 6, 2-1 vs Ari
     
  • Neil Walker diagnosed with a herniated disc
    Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that Neil Walker has been diagnosed with a herniated disc.

    Advice: The injury is causing weakness in Walker's lower body. The second baseman has pledged to continue playing through the injury and doctors have OK'd that plan, but he's likely to need regular days off down the stretch. Wilmer Flores started at second base for the Mets on Tuesday night against the Marlins. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:26 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Mia
     
  • Ziegler (flu) remains unavailable on Wed.
    Brad Ziegler (flu) remains unavailable Wednesday.

    Advice: And he won't fly on the team charter to the West Coast after Wednesday's game, though the Red Sox are hoping he can make that trip on his own Friday. Ziegler has been fighting a bad case of the flu, so the Red Sox are keeping him away from their other players. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:56 am
    Day-to-Day
    W, 8-6 vs TB
     
  • Welington Castillo hits two-run single in win
    Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Castillo came through with a two-run single to cap off a four-run fifth inning against Johnny Cueto. The pair of RBI boosted his season total to 56. He is working to a .278/.334/.449 triple-slash across 344 at-bats and has been swinging a molten stick of late, with multi-hit efforts in six of his last 10 games and nine RBI in his last four. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Cueto surrenders four runs in uneven outing
    Johnny Cueto was up-and-down in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks, surrendering four runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Cueto simply could not find the strike zone. He walked four and threw just 52 of his 89 pitches for strikes. All four runs on his line came home in the fifth inning. The veteran ace will look for sharper results when he takes his 2.98 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 163/38 K/BB ratio (184 1/3 innings) into a potentially trying road showdown with the Cubs next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Denard Span forced out due to a stiff neck
    Denard Span left Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks due to a stiff neck.

    Advice: Span saw three at-bats before Gorkys Hernandez took over in center for the veteran outfielder midway through the game. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward. The Giants will reevaluate him on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Top 6, 2-1 vs Ari
     
  • Diaz serves up walk-off homer against Rangers
    Edwin Diaz gave up a two-run, walk-off home run in the ninth inning to suffer a blown save against the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Diaz walked two but avoided trouble in the eighth inning, but he wasn't so lucky in the ninth. Protecting a one-run lead, he yielded a single to Adrian Beltre before Rougned Odor sent a 97-mph fastball into the Texas night. It's not the first time Mariners manager Scott Servais has asked the 22-year-old to get more than three outs in a save -- he recorded a five-out save his last time out, in fact -- but this time it backfired. It was the first such blown save for Diaz, who still owns a strong 2.56 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 70/15 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings of work. He should get back on the horse in short order. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Lucroy registers three-hit night against M's
    Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in a win over the Mariners on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lucroy has now driven in a run in three straight games, and he's the owner of a modest five-game hitting streak during which he's 8-for-15. The good stretch has his average up to .293 as a member of the Rangers, and Lucroy is hitting .298/.362/.506 on the year. He's got 20 homers, 67 RBI and 60 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Dansby Swanson drives in career-high three
    Dansby Swanson had an RBI single and two-RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: It was the first multi-RBI game of the young shortstop's career. Swanson didn't seem to be ready for the majors when he was promoted earlier this month, but he's held his own so far with a .300/.326/.350 batting line. We still wouldn't trust him in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Ziegler day-to-day with flu symptoms
    Brad Ziegler was unavailable Tuesday due to the flu.

    Advice: He was sent home before the game, an eventual 4-3 loss to the Rays. Ziegler is day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:34 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 8-6 vs TB
     
  • Tillman (shoulder) nearing mound work
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he's hopeful Chris Tillman (shoulder) will be ready to begin throwing off a mound by the weekend.

    Advice: But that rules him out for a previously-anticipated September 10 return to the Orioles' starting rotation. Tillman has been on the disabled list since August 20 because of inflammation in his right shoulder. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:37 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Tor
     
  • Collins: 'Lot of concern' about Walker's back
    Mets manager Terry Collins acknowledged Tuesday that "there's a lot of concern" about Neil Walker's injured back.

    Advice: Walker is missing his third straight start Tuesday against the Marlins with a back injury that has bothered him since August. Collins suggested that the second baseman might not be able to operate as an everyday player down the stretch. Wilmer Flores is at second base and batting sixth Tuesday versus Miami righty Tom Koehler. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:05 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Mia
     
  • Tillman (shoulder) throws off flat ground
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) felt good throwing off flat ground on Monday and will do so again on Wednesday.

    Advice: Assuming he feels good, he'll likely return to mound work from there. Tillman has been out since August 20 with right shoulder inflammation, but the hopes is that he could be able to rejoin the O's rotation around September 10. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:33 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Tor
     
  • Neil Walker (back) out of lineup again Monday
    Neil Walker (back) is out of the Mets' lineup again Monday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Walker has now missed consecutive games due to a back injury from earlier this month. He's been red-hot for a while now, so his absence really hurts. Consider him day-to-day for now.Daily Slant: With Walker and Cabrera out of the Mets lineup, it improves the spot for Jose Fernandez even further. Fernandez still owns an eye-popping 15.0 SwStr% and 35.4 K% (both top the list on tonight’s slate) so his ceiling is absolutely immense on any given day, especially considering the Mets own the league’s 7th highest K% against RHP (22.0%). If you are spending upwards of $10K on a SP, go ahead and pay all the way up for the Marlins ace. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:08 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Mia
     
  • Rangers release OF Drew Stubbs
    Rangers released OF Drew Stubbs.

    Advice: Stubbs refused an assignment to Triple-A Round Rock after getting pushed off the Rangers' 40-man roster last week. He'll officially become a free agent once he clears irrevocable release waivers. The 31-year-old outfielder is hitting .259/.343/.414 in 67 plate appearances this season between Atlanta and Arlington. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:59 pm
    4:05 pm vs Tor
     
  • Tillman (shoulder) moves up session to Monday
    Chris Tillman's (shoulder) bullpen session has been moved up from Tuesday to Monday.

    Advice: The right-hander has dealt with shoulder discomfort for the last two weeks but has experienced rapid improvement recently. Tillman will still require a rehab start before rejoining the Orioles' rotation, so the earliest he could return is September 9-10. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:52 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Tor
     
  • Neil Walker (back) absent from Mets' lineup
    Neil Walker (back) is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Walker has had a minor setback with the back injury that kept him out for four games earlier this month. The hope is that he'll be fine after one day of rest. Kelly Johnson is filling in at second base. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:49 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Mia
     
  • Chris Tillman unlikely to need a rehab start
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Saturday that Chris Tillman (shoulder) is unlikely to require a minor league rehab start before rejoining the club's rotation.

    Advice: Tillman was placed on the disabled list earlier in the week due to shoulder inflammation, but he's hoping to return as soon as he's eligible. The O's ace has won 15 games this season while compiling a 3.76 ERA and 126/58 K/BB ratio across 153 innings this season. Ubaldo Jimenez is holding down his spot in the rotation in the meantime. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:50 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Tor
     
  • Chris Sale Ks 14 and goes distance in loss
    Chris Sale allowed three runs and struck out 14 batters in a complete-game loss to the Mariners on Friday.

    Advice: He also didn’t walk a batter. It was a good thing the Mariners got to him early, because Sale eventually found his groove and was completely dominant. The southpaw retired the final 16 batters he faced and struck out six batters in a row at one point. This was his fifth complete game of the season. He has now dropped four out of his last five decisions to fall to 15-7 on the year. He’ll bring a 3.14 ERA into a start against the Tigers on the road next week. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:54 pm
  • Diaz notches five-out save vs. White Sox
    Edwin Diaz notched a five-out save in Friday’s win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Felix Hernandez began the eighth inning, but he got pulled after loading the bases. Diaz induced a fielder’s choice and a foul out to escape the jam before striking out the side swinging in the ninth. He needed just 17 pitches to get five outs. Diaz has looked more human recently, but this was a very encouraging performance for the rookie closer. The 22-year-old is 11-for-11 in save chances to go along with a 2.15 ERA and 69/13 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:53 pm
  • Neil Walker returns from paternity leave
    Mets activated 2B Neil Walker from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Walker and his wife welcomed their first child earlier this week. T.J. Rivera has been optioned in a corresponding move. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:55 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Mia
     
  • Tillman expected to throw on flat ground Tuesday
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) is expected to throw on flat ground on Tuesday.

    Advice: Shoulder inflammation sent Tillman to the disabled list earlier this week but he's hoping to return after the minimum 15 days. The right-hander has easily been Baltimore's best starting pitcher this year with 15 wins and a respectable 3.76 ERA over 26 outings. Ubaldo Jimenez has absorbed Tillman's spot in the starting rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:58 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Tor
     
  • Rangers designate Stubbs for assignment
    Rangers designated OF Drew Stubbs for assignment.

    Advice: The Rangers needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Carlos Gomez, who is making his Texas debut Thursday against Cleveland. The well-traveled 31-year-old has hit .259 with three homers and eight steals across 59 at-bats this season. There's a good chance he'll get snatched up on waivers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:56 pm
    4:05 pm vs Tor
     
  • Jordan Zimmermann (lat) set for rehab outing
    Jordan Zimmermann (lat) is set to begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Zimmermann received clearance after making it through another bullpen session on Wednesday. The right-hander has been out since August 6 with a strained lat muscle and may require multiple rehab outings. He had allowed 32 runs -- 29 earned -- over his last 31 innings with Detroit, ballooning his season ERA to 4.44. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:05 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 3-2 vs CWS
     
  • Johnny Cueto loses 1-0 game
    Johnny Cueto took the loss in a 1-0 game Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Cueto pitched six innings and gave up a homer to Justin Turner in the fourth as the only damage. Cueto fell to 1-3 since the All-Star break after finishing the first half 13-1. He hasn't been that bad, though; he has a 3.91 ERA and a 43/10 K/BB ratio in his eight starts since the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:09 pm
  • O's place Chris Tillman (shoulder) on the DL
    Orioles placed RHP Chris Tillman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 21, with right shoulder inflammation.

    Advice: He is eligible to return from the disabled list September 5 and the O's are hoping he will be ready on that date. Tillman missed a start one week ago after complaining of shoulder discomfort and then got lit up for six earned runs over just two innings Saturday versus the Astros. That blunder aside, he has been the Orioles' most reliable pitcher in 2016 by far. Ubaldo Jimenez and his 6.94 ERA will start in Tillman's place Thursday versus the Nationals. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:33 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Tor
     
  • 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 Tuesday, 11:39 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Top 6, 2-1 vs Ari
     
  • Tillman (shoulder) likely headed to 15-day DL
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that Chris Tillman (shoulder) is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Tillman has been bothered by shoulder discomfort for over a week and had a bad day of side work on Tuesday. He definitely won't be making his next scheduled start Thursday against the Nationals. Look for something more official out of Baltimore on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:42 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Tor
     
  • Kimbrel tosses scoreless inning for 23rd save
    Craig Kimbrel threw a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against the Rays to earn his 23rd save.

    Advice: Kimbrel struck out two in the inning, but he hit Logan Morrison with two outs to bring the winning run to the plate. He got Steven Souza to fly out to end the game, closing out his 23rd save in 25 chances. The right-hander owns a 3.05 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 65/21 K/BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings this year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:29 pm
  • Tillman (shoulder) questionable for Thursday
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) is now questionable for his Thursday start against the Nationals.

    Advice: Tillman has been bothered by shoulder discomfort for the last few weeks and apparently had a bad between-starts workout on Tuesday afternoon. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he'll make a decision about the scheduled Thursday start on Wednesday. There probably won't be an update before then. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:32 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Tor
     
  • 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 Aug 21, 7:39 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Top 6, 2-1 vs Ari
     
  • David Robertson collects 32nd save of year
    David Robertson worked a scoreless ninth inning Sunday for his 32nd save of the season.

    Advice: Robertson gave up a leadoff single to Yonder Alonso but retired the next three batters he faced, one (Stephen Vogt) via strikeout. The 31-year-old right-hander hit a rough patch a couple of weeks ago but seems to have found his groove again here in late August. He's sitting on a 3.81 season ERA and a 59/26 K/BB ratio in 52 innings. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 2:33 pm
  • Zimmermann (lat) slated for rehab start Fri.
    Jordan Zimmermann (lat) is on track to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

    Advice: Zimmermann got through a simulated game Sunday with no issues and is slated for another bullpen session Wednesday. The veteran right-hander is expected to make three rehab starts for the Mud Hens, so he's still about three weeks away from rejoining the Tigers' rotation. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 9:09 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 3-2 vs CWS
     
  • Walker going on paternity leave this week
    Neil Walker will be away from the Mets for this week's series in St. Louis, as his wife will have labor induced Monday night.

    Advice: Walker is slated to rejoin the Mets on Friday against the Phillies. The second baseman return to action Saturday after missing four games with a back issue, going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Kelly Johnson and Wilmer Flores should handle second base while Walker is away. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 7:08 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Mia
     
  • Jonathan Lucroy getting a breather Sunday
    Jonathan Lucroy is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day of rest. Robinson Chirinos will catch in Lucroy's place. The Rangers also have Nomar Mazara and Mitch Moreland on the bench with the Rays throwing lefty Blake Snell. Ryan Rua is at first base and Delino DeShields and Drew Stubbs will man the corner outfield spots. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 6:57 am
  • Kimbrel strikes out two for 22nd save
    Craig Kimbrel struck out two in 1 1/3 scoreless innings to collect his 22nd save of the season on Saturday versus the Tigers.

    Advice: He was called upon to get the last out of the eighth inning with two runners aboard and retired Miguel Cabrera on a line-out to left. He gave up a double to Justin Upton with two outs in the ninth but whiffed Casey McGehee to close out the game. Kimbrel seems to have rounded into form after battling a knee injury. He has a 3.12 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 10:13 pm
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