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  • Report: Darwin Barney headed to Dodgers
    According to Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, infielder Darwin Barney is headed to the Dodgers.
    19 minutes ago
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    5:05 pm vs Col
  • Indians 'very willing to move' SP Masterson
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Indians are "very willing to move" Justin Masterson.

    Advice: Passan says the Indians want "young, controllable starting pitching" in return, which is going to be a tough find. Masterson can become a free agent after the season and owns a rough 5.51 ERA and 1.63 ERA in 98 innings this year. The big right-hander is also on the disabled list currently with a right knee injury, though he's due back Friday night.
    Today, 10:48 am
    Disabled List
  • Orioles recall Preston Guilmet from Norfolk
    Orioles recalled RHP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Guilmet is filling in for T.J. McFarland, who was placed on the bereavement list in a corresponding roster move. Guilmet has a 5.23 ERA this year in the majors.
    Today, 10:35 am
  • Orioles place McFarland on bereavement
    Orioles placed LHP T.J. McFarland on the bereavement list following his grandmother's death.

    Advice: McFarland will miss the Orioles' series-opener against the Angels on Monday night and maybe a few more games. Preston Guilmet was called up in a corresponding move to provide bullpen depth.
    Today, 10:34 am
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  • Report: Dodgers 'floating' OF Carl Crawford
    According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Dodgers are "floating Carl Crawford to teams."

    Advice: It's going to be a difficult sell with Crawford still owed close to $70 million through 2017 and batting just .242/.278/.360 in 198 plate appearances this season. The Dodgers are also known to be shopping Matt Kemp as they try to clear their outfield logjam and dump some salary at the July 31 trade deadline. Not that they need to dump salary.
    Today, 10:21 am
  • Bud Black: Jesse Hahn has '5-10 starts left'
    Padres manager Bud Black said this weekend that Jesse Hahn has "between five and 10 starts left."

    Advice: Hahn threw just 69 innings last season in the Rays' minor league system after returning from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and has already totaled 87 innings this season between Double-A San Antonio and big-league San Diego. The 24-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.12 ERA and 1.05 WHIP over his first eight major league outings, but enjoy the ride while you still can. He won't be much help down the stretch.
    Today, 10:00 am
  • Paxton (lat) completes final AAA rehab start
    James Paxton (lat) threw 4 1/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in his final rehab start at Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Paxton gave up six hits and walked three, but the most important thing is that he was pain-free. The left-hander is expected to rejoin the Mariners' starting rotation on August 2 in Baltimore and could hold considerable fantasy value down the stretch. He had a 2.25 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, and 13/2 K/BB ratio over his first 12 innings (two starts) this season before straining his lat in early April.
    Today, 8:56 am
    Disabled List
  • 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.
    Today, 8:48 am
  • Kennedy (oblique) expected to return on Sat.
    Ian Kennedy (oblique) is expected to return to the Padres' rotation on Saturday versus the Braves.

    Advice: Kennedy was scratched from his scheduled turn Monday due to soreness in his left oblique, but it's not a major concern. He is expected to throw a side session on Wednesday. Jason Lane will start in his place for the Padres on Monday afternoon at Turner Field in Atlanta.
    Today, 8:08 am
  • Padres recall Jason Lane for Monday start
    Padres recalled LHP Jason Lane from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Lane will make a spot start for the Padres on Monday afternoon against the Braves. The former outfielder tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for San Diego earlier this season, but he is not a good fantasy option.
    Today, 7:40 am
  • 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
    L, 2-0 ^ @Atl
  • 'Growing expectation' that BOS trades Lester
    According to ESPN's Buster Olney, there is a "growing expectation from rival execs" that the Red Sox will move Jon Lester before the July 31 trade deadline.

    Advice: The Red Sox have failed to work out a long-term contract extension with Lester, who can become a free agent after this season, and so they might as well get something for him before he hits the open market. The Dodgers are known to have interest and many other contending teams will likely be in contact with the Boston front office over the next couple of days. Lester, 30, boasts a 2.52 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 149/32 K/BB ratio in 143 innings this year for the 48-57 Red Sox.
    Today, 7:32 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
  • Mike Adams (shoulder) throws off mound soon
    Mike Adams (shoulder) hopes to begin throwing off a mound during the first week of August.

    Advice: Adams, who's been out since June 7 with fraying in his right shoulder labrum, was recently transferred to the 60-day disabled list. The right-hander could return in late August if he's able to avoid setbacks, but he admitted to reporters Sunday that he won't be 100 percent. Adams holds a $6 million club option for next season.
    Today, 6:18 am
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @NYM
  • 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
  • Crawford delivers RBI triple in Sunday's win
    Carl Crawford delivered an RBI triple and scored a run as the Dodgers topped the Giants 4-3 on Sunday night.

    Advice: Crawford, who is penciled in as the everyday left fielder for the time being, is in the midst of a disappointing season, hitting .242/.278/.360 with four homers, 20 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 55 games.
    Yesterday, 8:34 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
    L, 2-0 ^ @Atl
  • Dodgers among teams interested in Jon Lester
    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Red Sox are listening to offers on Jon Lester and that the Dodgers are among the teams inquiring.

    Advice: The Red Sox are still seeking a huge return package for the All-Star southpaw. The Red Sox have been rumored to have interest in Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, so perhaps there could be something brewing here. Lester has made it clear that he wouldn't be open to signing an extension as a condition of any deal, and that his preference would be to re-sign with the Red Sox.
    Yesterday, 3:14 pm
  • Jason Lane to start for Padres Monday
    Jason Lane will be called up to start on Monday against the Braves.

    Advice: It's expected to just be a spot start, as the anticipation is that Ian Kennedy (oblique) will only miss one turn. A former outfielder, Lane struck out four in 4 1/3 scoreless relief innings with the Padres earlier this season. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
    Yesterday, 12:14 pm
  • Ian Kennedy (oblique) to miss start Monday
    Ian Kennedy will not make his scheduled start on Monday versus the Braves due to left oblique soreness.

    Advice: Kennedy is not expected to require a disabled list stint, but he'll have one turn skipped. It's poor timing, of course, given that the Padres are considering trading the right-hander before the deadline. Jason Lane will start in Kennedy's place.
    Yesterday, 11:55 am
  • Paxton (lat) on track for August 2 return
    James Paxton (lat) is on track to rejoin the Mariners' rotation on August 2 in Baltimore.

    Advice: Paxton will make what is expected to be his final rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Tacoma. He'll throw 75-80 pitches in the outing and should be activated next weekend if all goes well. The left-hander has been on the shelf since early April with a strained left lat.
    Yesterday, 8:39 am
    Disabled List
  • 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
  • Justin Masterson is to be activated Friday
    Justin Masterson is scheduled to be activated Friday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Masterson has been out with a right knee injury since July 8. He had struggled prior to this injury, holding a 5.51 ERA in 19 starts this season.
    Saturday, 2:22 pm
    Disabled List
  • Lester willing to return to Red Sox if traded
    Jon Lester admitted Friday that even if he is traded before next week's non-waiver trade deadline, he would be open to returning to the Red Sox as a free agent next season.

    Advice: Lester hasn't hidden his desire to remain with the Red Sox, and as they currently sit in the cellar of the American League East, it's an idea that may make sense for them as an organization. If they can flip the star southpaw for the best prospects they can get at the deadline, and then re-sign him over the Winter, the organization will be strengthened.
    Saturday, 7:48 am
  • Hahn goes six innings in win vs. Braves
    Jesse Hahn fired six innings of one-run ball in a 5-2 win over the Braves on Friday.

    Advice: Hahn was solid in his return to the majors, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out four batters. The only run scored on a sacrifice fly from Justin Upton his final inning of work. The 24-year-old now owns a 2.12 ERA and 51/19 K/BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings over eight starts this season. The Padres don't figure to score many runs for him (even after the past two nights), but he should be relevant in mixed leagues as long as he's in the rotation.
    Friday, 8:13 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
  • Lester goes six innings in no-decision
    Jon Lester gave up two runs over six innings against the Rays on Friday.

    Advice: His lone mistake was a two-run homer by Desmond Jennings in the fifth inning. He left in line for the win, but the Rays took the lead in the seventh inning. The southpaw struck out seven and walked one in the no-decision and now owns a dominant 0.93 ERA and 34/3 K/BB ratio in 29 innings over four starts this month. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight straight starts. He'll try to keep it going when he makes his final start of July next week against the Blue Jays.
    Friday, 7:56 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
  • Masterson surrenders five runs in rehab start
    Justin Masterson struggled during his second rehab start with Triple-A Columbus on Friday, allowing five runs on four hits over his 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander struggled mightily with his command, issuing six walks and throwing just 62 of his 108 pitches for strikes. This outing certainly won't help his trade value, and it's likely he'll need at least one more tune-up before rejoining the Indians rotation.
    Friday, 6:31 pm
    Disabled List
  • Padres recall Jesse Hahn to start Friday
    Padres recalled RHP Jesse Hahn from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Hahn will start on Friday in Atlanta after being sent down before the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. The young right-hander has been superb over his 40 2/3 innings with the Padres, putting up a 2.21 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 47 strikeouts.
    Friday, 10:40 am
  • Yanks 'not being aggressive' for Kennedy
    Chris Cotillo of reports that the Yankees "are not being aggressive" in their pursuit of Ian Kennedy.

    Advice: It essentially backs up what CBS Sports' Jon Heyman said, as Heyman noted Thursday night that while the Yanks like Kennedy, they're not prepared to give up both third base prospect Eric Jagielo and pitching prospect Ian Clarkin for him. That was the proposed package that ESPN's Jim Bowden reported, but it would be a steep price given that they were the Yankees' two first-round picks last season. San Diego is listening on Kennedy, but he's under control next season so they don't feel obligated to move him now.
    Friday, 6:35 am
  • 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
  • Yankees talking Kennedy deal with Padres
    ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that the Yankees and Padres are discussing a trade that would send Ian Kennedy to New York in exchange for third base prospect Eric Jagielo and pitching prospect Ian Clarkin.

    Advice: CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says that the Yankees are indeed interested in Kennedy but not if it means giving up both Jagielo and Clarkin. It would be Kennedy's second stint in New York if the trade did go through, as he was drafted by the Yanks and spent his first three big league seasons there. Needless to say, it would be just about the worse-case scenario for his fantasy value going from Petco Park to Yankee Stadium. Kennedy is making $6.1 million this season and is eligible for arbitration for a final time this winter.
    Thursday, 8:04 pm
  • Teams asking Indians about Justin Masterson
    Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that teams have asked the Indians about the availability of Justin Masterson.

    Advice: Making his way back from a knee injury, Masterson will make his second rehab start with Triple-A Columbus on Friday and could wind up returning with another team. The 29-year-old will be a free agent at the end of the season after extension talks with the Indians this spring broke down. Masterson has put up a disappointing 5.51 ERA through 19 starts in his walk year, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him have a nice second half if his knee is right.
    Thursday, 6:58 pm
    Disabled List
  • Jesse Hahn to start for Padres on Friday
    Jesse Hahn will be recalled to start on Friday in Atlanta.

    Advice: Hahn was sent down over the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. The rookie has been excellent over 40 2/3 innings for San Diego, posting a 2.21 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 47 strikeouts. He should be scooped back up in leagues where he was dropped.
    Thursday, 3:20 pm
  • Padres 'need to be overwhelmed' for Kennedy
    According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Padres "have sent word to some teams that they would need to be overwhelmed to trade" starting pitcher Ian Kennedy.

    Advice: This could be a negotiating ploy on the part of the Padres, or it might just be serious. Kennedy is under contractual control (via arbitration) through the 2015 season, so the San Diego front office can slow-play this and wait for the best offer -- even if it doesn't come until this winter or next summer. The 29-year-old right-hander owns an impressive 3.66 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 143/42 K/BB ratio in 135 1/3 innings (22 starts) this season.
    Thursday, 8:17 am
  • Red Sox table extension talks with Jon Lester
    Red Sox principal owner John Henry told the Boston Herald that extension talks with impending free agent Jon Lester have been tabled until after the 2014 season.

    Advice: Lester doesn't want to be distracted any longer by in-season contract negotiations and probably wants a taste of the open market -- where there could be crazy money flying around this winter. The 30-year-old left-hander is putting together the best season of his career at the perfect time, boasting a 2.50 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 142/31 K/BB ratio in 137 innings. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier this month that the Red Sox were prepared to offer him "$100 million for five years, or thereabouts."
    Thursday, 6:56 am