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  • Padres working to trade Chris Denorfia soon
    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Padres are working to trade Chris Denorfia "soon."

    Advice: Cotillo says the Giants, Blue Jays, and Mariners are among the teams expressing interest in Denorfia, who can become a free agent after this season. The 34-year-old is batting just .244/.295/.321 so far in 2014, but his career line is much better than that and he can play all three outfield spots. The Padres have already moved closer Huston Street and third baseman Chase Headley this month.
    40 minutes ago
  • Padres activate Jedd Gyorko (foot) from DL
    Padres activated 2B Jedd Gyorko from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Gyorko wound up missing close to two months with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He was batting just .162/.213/.270 in 221 plate appearances before the injury, but the 25-year-old second baseman is capable of much better down the stretch. Gyorko signed a five-year, $35 million contract extension with the Friars in early April.
    Today, 7:39 am
  • Mets have reached out to Rockies about Tulo
    According to Yahoo's Jeff Passan, the Mets have reached out to the Rockies about Troy Tulowitzki.

    Advice: Passan says New York is "prepared to offer top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard in a deal for" the star shortstop, who is signed through 2021. The Cardinals have also made their interest known, but it doesn't sound like the Rockies are going to budge this summer on a trade involving the current face of their franchise. Tulo is currently on the disabled list anyway with a left hip flexor strain. He flew to Philadelphia this weekend to meet with a sports hernia surgeon and took in a game (quite controversially) on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
    Today, 7:15 am
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Giants remain interested in trade for Zobrist
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Giants "remain interested" in trading for Ben Zobrist.

    Advice: The Giants don't exactly have a loaded farm system and gave up two good young pitchers to acquire Jake Peavy last week, but it seems they're ready to go all-in (so to speak) as they try to keep pace with the Dodgers in the National League West. Zobrist, 33, has hit .268/.358/.409 in 403 plate appearances this season for Tampa Bay. He could play all around the field for San Francisco.
    Today, 5:45 am
    4:10 pm vs Mil
  • CarGo (ankle) enters game Sun. in sixth
    Carlos Gonzalez (ankle) entered Sunday's loss to the Pirates in the top of the sixth inning.

    Advice: That's a good sign for CarGo's ankle, which he rolled in a pregame workout on Saturday. The 28-year-old outfielder should be in the Rockies' lineup Monday in Chicago.
    Today, 5:34 am
  • Carlos Gonzalez returned to action on Sunday July 27.
    Today, 12:45 am
  • Scooter Gennett returned to action on Sunday July 27.
    Today, 12:45 am
  • Solarte hits first Padres homer vs. Braves
    Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-5 with his first home run as a member of the Padres in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Solarte has enjoyed a revitalization since being dealt to the Padres, going 7-for-21 (.333) with Sunday's homer, five RBI and five runs scored. The infielder is hitting .260/.341/.396 overall. He'll continue to get everyday playing time for the next two months and is a decent option in NL-only leagues.
    Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • Zunino homers among three hits in loss to O's
    Mike Zunino finished 3-for-4 with a solo home run in an extra-innings loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

    Advice: Against reliever Darren O'Day, Zunino connected on an eighth-inning shot that drew the Mariners even. It was his 15th home run of the season, fourth-most among catchers, but he's hitting just .209 with a .677 OPS overall. To further illustrate his struggles, Sunday's game was just his second multi-hit effort since June 24.
    Yesterday, 5:50 pm
  • Jedd Gyorko to be activated from DL on Monday
    Jedd Gyorko (plantar fasciitis) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: He has completed a minor league rehab stint with Triple-A El Paso and deemed ready to return. Before hitting the shelf in early June, he had hit just .162/.213/.270 with five homers and 24 RBI in his first 56 games.
    Yesterday, 5:33 pm
  • Gennett pinch hits in loss to Mets on Sunday
    Scooter Gennett popped out in a pinch-hit appearance in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Gennett hadn't seen game action since Tuesday, when he left with right quad tightness. The pinch-hit appearance is a good sign for Gennett, who is expected to return to the lineup on Monday. The second baseman is hitting .304/.342/.480 in what's been a breakout campaign.
    Yesterday, 3:34 pm
  • Fuld has two RBI, stolen base in win Sunday
    Sam Fuld went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: After a fast start with the Twins, Fuld has slowed down after the All-Star break -- he was just 2-for-18 in the games leading up to Sunday. The stolen base was his 13th in 16 attempts this year. The 32-year-old is batting .261/.350/.367 as should continue to be in the outfield rotation for the Twins going forward.
    Yesterday, 2:03 pm
  • Santana triples, drives in two against Sox
    Danny Santana tripled and drove in two runs in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Batting leadoff for the third straight game, Santana delivered an RBI triple in the third inning and added a sacrifice fly in the seventh. The triple was Santana's second of the season. The 23-year-old is hitting .315/.348/.458 and, now healthy, should be a nice player in mixed leagues from here on out.
    Yesterday, 1:59 pm
  • Headley slugs first homer since joining NYY
    Chase Headley slugged his first home run since joining the Yankees in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: It was a solo shot in the bottom of the fifth inning. Headley is now 8-for-23 (.348) in six games since the trade that sent him from San Diego to New York and is capable of providing significant fantasy value down the stretch now that he's playing his home games in a much more offense-friendly park.
    Yesterday, 1:36 pm
  • Alberto Callaspo activated from DL
    Athletics activated INF Alberto Callaspo from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Callaspo missed the minimum amount of time with a strained right hamstring. Nate Freiman was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to clear room on the roster.
    Yesterday, 12:42 pm
  • Carlos Gonzalez (ankle) sitting out Sunday
    Carlos Gonzalez (ankle) is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: CarGo rolled his ankle prior to Saturday's game and has now sat out two straight contests. It doesn't appear to be a long-term concern, so consider the slugger day-to-day at this point. Brandon Barnes is in right field Sunday.
    Yesterday, 9:53 am
  • Gennett (quad) expected back on Monday
    Scooter Gennett (quad) is expected to return to the Brewers' lineup on Monday.

    Advice: Gennett is missing his fifth straight game Sunday with a tight right quad, but he made it through running drills before the game with no issues. Rickie Weeks is getting another start at second base Sunday, but expect to see Gennett out there on Monday against the Rays.
    Yesterday, 9:10 am
  • Scooter Gennett (quad) out again Sunday
    Scooter Gennett (quad) remained out of the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's the fifth straight game he's missed with a tight right quad. There's been no indication to this point that a disabled list stint might be required, so consider Gennett day-to-day. Rickie Weeks is getting another start at second base Sunday.
    Yesterday, 8:45 am
  • Nolan Reimold activated from disabled list
    Blue Jays activated OF/DH Nolan Reimold from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Reimold missed the minimum amount of time with a left calf strain. He'll see some playing time in the outfield and in the DH spot, especially versus left-handers.
    Yesterday, 7:59 am
  • Garcia (shoulder) expected back in September
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Saturday that he expected Avisail Garcia (shoulder) back in September, at the latest.

    Advice: The White Sox ruled Garcia out for the season when he tore his left labrum in early April, but he's healed quicker than expected and will be sent out on a rehab assignment before long. "It's pretty amazing his recovery time, how he looks and how healthy he looks,'' Ventura said. "I think by September he'll be playing again this year. Earlier than that, I don't know, but I expect him now to play here. I wouldn't have said that awhile ago just because of the prognosis of how long the recovery was going to be.'' Ventura added that when Garcia does return, "there is no more of a risk on that shoulder than there's going to be a year from now."
    Yesterday, 6:48 am
    Disabled List
  • Kevin Kouzmanoff moved to 60-day DL
    Rangers transferred 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: It's just a paper move, as Kouzmanoff has already missed 60 days following surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back. He's hoping to return late this season.
    Yesterday, 5:48 am
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm vs NYY
  • Troy Tulowitzki to see sports hernia surgeon
    Troy Tulowitzki flew to Philadelphia on Saturday to see a sports hernia surgeon regarding his leg injury.

    Advice: Tulowitzki has been out since July 20 with a left hip flexor strain and apparently hasn't made much progress on his current rehab program. The star shortstop holds a sensational .340/.432/.603 batting line with 21 home runs and 52 RBI on the season, but it's not clear at this point how long he is going to be sidelined.
    Saturday, 8:31 pm
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Carlos Gonzalez out Sat. due to rolled ankle
    Carlos Gonzalez is out of the Rockies' lineup Saturday versus the Pirates due to a rolled ankle.

    Advice: Gonzalez suffered the ankle injury before Saturday's game and was a latch scratch. It's not believed to be a serious problem. He holds a .250/.300/.448 batting line with 10 home runs and 36 RBI on the season.
    Saturday, 2:40 pm
  • Scooter Gennett remains out of Brewers lineup
    Scooter Gennett is not in the Brewers starting lineup for the fourth consecutive game on Saturday.

    Advice: He left Tuesday's game with tightness in his right quad and has yet to progress enough to return to the lineup. Rickie Weeks will again draw the start in his place and hit fifth against the Mets.
    Saturday, 12:14 pm
  • Mike Zunino not in Mariners lineup Saturday
    Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Orioles.

    Advice: It's simply a day of rest for the young backstop being a day game after a night game. Jesus Sucre will draw the start in his place and hit ninth against opposing hurler Bud Norris.
    Saturday, 10:10 am
  • Callaspo to play in rehab game on Saturday
    Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) will play in a minor league rehab game with High-A Stockton on Saturday.

    Advice: If all goes well, he's still looking at a return to the Athletics on Sunday. The veteran infielder has been sidelined since July 11 with a strained hamstring.
    Saturday, 5:56 am
  • CarGo smacks two-run homer vs. Pirates
    Carlos Gonzalez connected for a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: It was his 10th home run of the season and his second since returning from the disabled list. The 28-year-old has posted a .250/.300/.448 batting line through 61 games this season, which isn't quite what fantasy owners had in mind when they invested a first-round pick back in the spring, but there's reason for optimism now that his finger issue has been addressed.
    Friday, 10:00 pm
  • Denorfia has three-hit night vs. Braves
    Chris Denorfia went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and two runs scored Friday against the Braves.

    Advice: Even with the three-hit night, Denorfia is batting just .246/.298/.325 over 85 games this season. Still, he has a reputation for punishing left-handed pitching and has experience at all three outfield positions, so he should draw plenty of interest leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
    Friday, 8:11 pm
  • Zobrist has four hits Friday vs. Red Sox
    Ben Zobrist went 4-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored Friday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Only one of Zobrist's four hits left the infield, but the one that did tied the game in the seventh inning. The Rays would eventually take the lead in the frame, which they wouldn't relinquish. Zobrist, like David Price, has seen his name surface in trade rumors over the past few weeks, but a deal appears unlikely now that the Rays have turned things around in a hurry.
    Friday, 7:55 pm
    4:10 pm vs Mil
  • Headley has three hits Friday vs. Jays
    Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Friday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Brian Cashman is a genius. OK, maybe it's a little early for that, but Headley is 6-for-18 (.333) with two doubles and two RBI over his first four games with the Yankees. His arrow is definitely on the rise in fantasy leagues with his new surroundings.
    Friday, 7:04 pm
  • Nolan Reimold could return on Monday
    Nolan Reimold (calf) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Monday.

    Advice: Reimold has been out since mid-July with a left calf strain, but he's made nice progress. He had four hits in 12 at-bats for the Jays before going on the DL.
    Friday, 2:57 pm
  • Mets have inquired on Tulowitzki, CarGo
    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets have told the Rockies that they want in on the bidding if Colorado ever decides to trade Troy Tulowitzki and/or Carlos Gonzalez.

    Advice: At least publicly, the Rockies have maintained a commitment to both players. However, there's some feeling that they could eventually change their mind, whether it be at the trade deadline or this offseason. The Mets have been shopping for a shortstop for a while now and have a bevy of pitching prospects, so they could be a fit. However, Sherman notes that Tulo has a no-trade clause and might prefer to play for the Yankees than the Mets. Sherman also adds that the Cardinals are "enamored with Tulowitzki and would move significant pieces to land him." Rest assured, there will be multiple teams in on the bidding if Tulo and/or CarGo are put on the trade block.
    Thursday, 9:12 pm
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Santana ends Noesi's shutout with a home run
    Danny Santana ended Hector Noesi's shutout bid with a two-run home run, his only hit in three at-bats as the Twins fell to the White Sox on Thursday.

    Advice: Santana took Noesi deep to right field to put his team on the board in the eighth, but it was too little, too late at that point. The 23-year-old has hit safely in five of six games since returning from the All-Star break -- and the disabled list -- on July 18. He owns a .325/.361/.465 slash line with three home runs, 18 RBI, and six stolen bases in 167 plate appearances this season.
    Thursday, 8:19 pm
  • Garcia (shoulder) look 'pretty normal' in BP
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura said that Avisail Garcia (shoulder) was "looking pretty normal" while taking live batting practice on Thursday.

    Advice: "You see how close he's getting," the skipper added. The White Sox ruled Garcia out for the season when he tore his left labrum in early April, but he's healed quicker than expected and it's looking like he has a real shot to return late this season. It's not clear when Garcia might go out on a rehab assignment, but he would surely need a bunch of rehab at-bats.
    Thursday, 4:20 pm
    Disabled List
  • Scooter Gennett (quad) out again Thursday
    Scooter Gennett (quad) is out of the Brewers' lineup again Thursday.

    Advice: Gennett left Tuesday's game due to right quad tightness and will now miss his second straight start. He might have to sit for another couple of days. Rickie Weeks is starting at second base again Thursday and will bat fifth against Dillon Gee.
    Thursday, 1:17 pm
  • Callaspo (hamstring) could be back Sunday
    A's manager Bob Melvin said Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) could be activated Sunday when first eligible.

    Advice: It will come right down to the wire, as Tuesday was the first day he was able to take batting practice since being placed on the DL. The veteran infielder may not need a rehab stint before being activated.
    Wednesday, 4:20 pm
  • Nolan Reimold could return next week
    Nolan Reimold (calf) could be activated from the disabled list next week.

    Advice: Reimold has been out since mid-July with a left calf strain, but it sounds like the oft-injured outfield could be back around the time he's eligible. He had four hits in 12 at-bats for the Jays before going on the DL.
    Wednesday, 8:30 am
  • Scooter Gennett not in lineup Wednesday
    Scooter Gennett (quad) is not in the Brewers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Gennett exited Tuesday's game against the Reds with right quad tightness. There's been no indication to this point that a stint on the disabled list might be required, but he's expected to need a few more days to recover. Rickie Weeks is getting a rare start versus a right-hander Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 8:01 am
  • Headley delivers walk-off hit in Yanks debut
    Chase Headley made his Yankees debut in style, delivering a walk-off single in the 14th inning against the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Headley took his first at-bat as a Yankee in the eighth inning and struck out. He stayed in the game, grounding out twice in his next two at-bats before driving in Brian Roberts with his 14th-inning single. The Yankees acquired Headley earlier in the day. Overall, he is slashing .230/.296/.353 with seven home runs and 45 RBI on the season.
    Tuesday, 9:04 pm