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  • Van Slyke returned to starting lineup Friday
    Scott Van Slyke (neck) returned to the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday, going 1-for-4 with a double in a victory over the Angels.

    Advice: Van Slyke hurt his neck in a cap ride in New York on Saturday and had only appeared as a pinch hitter since. He should be fine moving forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:39 am
  • Alex Guerrero hits 11th homer
    Alex Guerrero hit his 11th homer Friday in the win over the Angels.

    Advice: Guerrero had been struggling mightily in his bit role, and the homer was his first since June 2. He's due additional playing time now with Justin Turner on the DL, so maybe he'll go on another role. Mixed leaguers in need of homers could do worse than rotating him in next week. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:15 am
  • Mike Trout goes 3-for-4, homers
    Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with a homer, a triple and three RBI against the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: The Angels had six hits in the loss, all of them coming from Kole Calhoun and Trout. At least they were hitting back-to-back, so the Angels did manage three rubs. It wasn't enough, though. Trout now has 32 homers in 99 games, leaving him just four shy of last year's career high. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:13 am
  • Lonnie Chisenhall goes 3-for-4, doubles
    Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-for-4 with a double and a steal as the Indians' right fielder on Friday.

    Advice: Chisenhall will get a chance to take some of David Murphy's at-bats, though how much playing he receives will hinge on what happens with Nick Swisher following his return. ideally, Chisenhall would be in there pretty regularly against right-handers the rest of the way before the Indians have to decide whether to tend him a contract for 2016. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:05 am
  • Nelson Cruz goes 4-for-5, homers
    Nelson Cruz finished 4-for-5 with a homer and a double versus the Twins in Friday's win.

    Advice: After a month and a half of little production, Cruz has picked it back up again since the All-Star break, hitting six homers in his last 15 games. He remains a particularly strong DFS play whenever the Mariners are facing a mediocre lefty. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:43 pm
  • Matt Carpenter homers, doubles in win
    Matt Carpenter had another strong game from the leadoff spot Friday, going 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and a walk against the Rockies.

    Advice: With the way it's worked out the last two days, it looks like we'll be seeing Carpenter batting first and Kolten Wong hitting third for the foreseeable future. It should help the fantasy value of both. Wong went 2-fo-r5 with two runs scored and an RBI tonight. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:37 pm
  • Eovaldi allows three runs in win
    Nathan Eovaldi yielded three runs over 5 2/3 innings in Friday's 13-6 win over the White Sox.

    Advice: It wasn't the sharpest outing from Eovaldi, as he allowed seven hits (including a two-run homer to Jose Abreu) and three walks while throwing 117 pitches. The Yankees would have liked to see him pitch deeper into the game, but he had the benefit of a ton of run support, so he improved to 11-2 on the year. The hard-throwing right-hander will bring a 4.30 ERA into a start against the Red Sox next week at home. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:46 pm
  • Abreu smacks two-run homer vs. Yankees
    Jose Abreu launched a two-run homer Friday in a losing effort against the Yankees.

    Advice: Abreu finished July with a flourish, batting .381 (16-for-42) with four home runs and 15 RBI over his last 11 games. He has hit safely in all of them. The 28-year-old is in a good situation in Chicago and it would be no surprise if he led the AL in homers over the final two months of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Jungmann takes loss against Cubs
    Taylor Jungmann fell to the Cubs on Friday after giving up three runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Jungmann threw a career-high 112 pitches. While he failed to make it out of the sixth inning, he pitched fairly well, allowing seven hits and two walks while notching seven strikeouts. The 25-year-old has held his own during his first stint in the majors, posting a 2.23 ERA and 53/21 K/BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings over 10 starts. However, we're still a bit hesitant about trusting him in mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Crawford hits 16th home run in loss
    Brandon Crawford launched a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: It was his 16th home run of the season and his fourth in his last nine games. The 28-year-old has been a surprising force at the shortstop position this season, batting .268/.331/.481 across 99 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Aoki has RBI double in loss
    Nori Aoki went 2-for-4 with an RBI double Friday in a losing effort against the Rangers.

    Advice: With the Giants playing under American League rules, Aoki batted ninth Friday while Angel Pagan was in the leadoff spot. Aoki was the primary leadoff hitter prior to landing on the disabled list with a fractured right fibula in late June, but it looks like he's going to bounce around the order for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Red Sox acquire Ryan Cook from Athletics
    Red Sox acquired RHP Ryan Cook from the Athletics for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

    Advice: The 28-year-old right-hander and former closer of the Athletics has spent the majority of the 2014 season at Triple-A Nashville where he has posted a 4.05 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 26/14 K/BB ratio over 33 1/3 innings. He's a nice low-cost gamble for the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Harper ejected from Friday's game
    Bryce Harper was ejected from Friday's game against the Mets in the 11th inning for arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: Jerry Meals' strike zone was questionable, but Harper pushed things too far and got himself kicked out of the game. It forced the Nationals to use Dan Uggla at first base and Ryan Zimmerman in the outfield. Harper went 0-for-5 with a strikeout before exiting. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Escobar has RBI single in loss to Mets
    Yunel Escobar drove in the Nationals' only run of the night Friday against the Mets.

    Advice: His eighth-inning single off Matt Harvey tied the game, but the Mets eventually won in extras. Escobar went 1-for-5 on the night and has a .312/.360/.410 batting line on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Rubby De La Rosa struggles in no-decision
    Rubby De La Rosa struggled in a no-decision against the Astros on Friday, allowing four runs on eight hits over his six frames.

    Advice: De La Rosa punched out four on the night while walking only one. All of the damage against him came in the fifth inning, highlighted by a three-run blast off the bat of catcher Jason Castro. He'll look to improve upon a 4.59 ERA and 1.29 WHIP when he takes the hill against the Nationals in Washington on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Red Sox get Ryan Cook from A's
    Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have acquired Ryan Cook from the Athletics.

    Advice: They're sending cash to the A's. Cook has spent almost all season at Triple-A, posting a 4.05 ERA. The A's likely would have non-tendered him this winter, so they decided to pick up a little cash for him now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:26 pm
  • Matt Carpenter homers twice, scores four runs
    Moved back into the leadoff spot, Matt Carpenter went 4-for-5 with two homers, a double and four runs scored in the Cardinals' 9-8 win over the Rockies on Thursday.

    Advice: The Cardinals scored three in the bottom of the ninth to win it, with a Greg Garcia bases-loaded walk ending the game. Carpenter turned in far and away his best game since April. He hadn't had even three hits since May 22. The Cards will probably keep him in the leadoff spot for now, but that might not be bad news for Kolten Wong; Wong hit third with Matt Holliday out tonight. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:30 pm
  • Indians recall Lonnie Chisenhall from AAA
    Indians recalled INF Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: With Brandon Moss shipped out of town, Chisenhall could see some action in the corner outfield, where he had been working in the minors. Unless he finds everyday at-bats though, his fantasy value is limited to AL-only formats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:00 pm
  • Trout (wrist) back in Thursday's lineup
    Mike Trout (wrist) is back in Thursday's lineup against the Astros.

    Advice: Trout missed the previous two games due to inflammation in his left wrist, but the hope is that it won't be a lingering issue. He's back in center field Thursday with the Angels trying to avoid a sweep. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:34 pm
  • Van Slyke (neck) scores run on Wednesday
    Scott Van Slyke (neck) drew a walk and scored a run in the later innings of Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Van Slyke hasn't started a game since hurting his neck in a cab ride on Saturday in New York. But it's not a major issue. He should be available for any role Friday after Thursday's scheduled team off-day. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:58 am
  • Harper homers twice as Nats beat the Marlins
    Bryce Harper hit two home runs and knocked in four runs in a 3-for-4 effort, helping the Nationals take down the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Harper drilled a three-run home run to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning, then added a solo shot in the eighth for good measure. That ends a nine-game homerless streak and allows Harper to retake the National League lead in home runs with 29. He carries a superb .335/.463/.690 batting line with 68 RBI. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:20 pm
  • Trout (wrist) sitting out again on Wednesday
    Mike Trout (wrist) is out of the Angels' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Trout injured his wrist on a diving catch attempt Monday. An MRI taken Tuesday showed only inflammation and the star center fielder is fully expected to avoid the 15-day disabled list. David DeJesus is starting in center field Wednesday in his Angels debut. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:41 pm
  • Cruz homers, but Mariners fall to the D'Backs
    Nelson Cruz hit a solo home run in a 1-for-4 effort as the Mariners dropped Tuesday's game to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The Mariners had fallen behind 6-1 after the top of the sixth when Cruz got one back with a solo shot off of Zack Godley in the bottom half. It's his fifth home run in his last eight games, giving him 26 on the season with 61 RBI and a .309/.375/.559 batting line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:18 pm
  • Mike Trout's (wrist) MRI comes back clean
    An MRI on Mike Trout's left wrist showed only mild inflammation.

    Advice: The Angels weren't worried about Trout's wrist, but this gives them and fantasy owners peace of mind. Manager Mike Scioscia said that Trout could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:50 pm
  • Carpenter goes hitless, drops to .252 overall
    Matt Carpenter went hitless again Tuesday, dropping his average to .252 on the year.

    Advice: The third baseman went 0-for-4 and struck out twice against Reds starter Mike Leake, continuing his freefall since the end of May. Carpenter is now hitting .172 (15-for-87) with 19 strikeouts in July. He insists there's nothing physical going on, but there's certainly something wrong with the 29-year-old's swing right now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • Abreu homers among three hits, White Sox roll
    Jose Abreu went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as the White Sox jumped on the Red Sox 9-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Abreu had three of the team's 14 hits on the evening, hitting a two-run homer in the sixth before adding an RBI double in the eighth. The homer was his 16th of the year, giving him 56 RBI. The three-hit night extended his modest hitting streak to eight games while raising his overall line to .296/.349/.489. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:44 pm
  • Dodgers haven't asked Guerrero about clause
    Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com reports that the Dodgers have yet to ask Alex Guerrero about waiving the opt-out clause in his contract in exchange for money.

    Advice: Guerrero has a clause in his contract that says he can become a free agent at the end of the season if he's traded. It was reported recently that he might be willing to waive it in exchange for some cash, but apparently the Dodgers have yet to ask him if that could happen. It doesn't mean it won't, of course, as there are still a few days before the deadline. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:07 pm
  • Mike Trout (wrist) to undergo MRI Tuesday
    Mike Trout (wrist) will undergo an MRI Tuesday.

    Advice: Trout tweaked his left wrist during Sunday's game. The Angels don't seem worried at this point and think he's probably just day-to-day, but they wanted to send him for an MRI just to be safe. More should be available on his status later Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:14 pm
  • Mike Trout not in Angels' lineup on Tuesday
    Mike Trout is not in the Angels' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Trout tweaked his left wrist Sunday afternoon on a diving catch, though he also went 4-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in that same game. It's obviously not a serious issue. Daniel Robertson will start in center field Tuesday night against the Astros. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:18 pm
  • Dodgers discussing Guerrero in trade talks
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers have discussed parting with Alex Guerrero in trade talks.

    Advice: Guerrero has a clause in his contract that says he can become a free agent at the end of the season if he's traded, but the Los Angeles Times reported recently that he would consider waiving that right if it meant more money. Rosenthal says that the Dodgers, not surprisingly, are looking for pitching in return. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:27 pm
  • Crawford homers as Giants top the Brewers
    Brandon Crawford homered and walked in a 1-for-2 effort on Monday as the Giants defeated the Brewers.

    Advice: Crawford delivered a two-run home run off of Kyle Lohse in the third inning, pushing the Giants' lead to 3-0. He's on a six-game hitting streak, currently standing with a .270/.336/.481 batting line along with 15 home runs and 61 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:56 pm
  • Giants activate Nori Aoki (leg) from DL
    Giants activated OF Nori Aoki from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Aoki missed over a month of action with a small fracture in his right fibula. He's in left field and hitting eighth on Monday, as the Giants are keeping Angel Pagan in the leadoff spot. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:40 pm
  • Aoki (leg) expected to return on Monday night
    Nori Aoki (leg) is expected back Monday night.

    Advice: Aoki, who's been on the disabled list since late June with a fractured right fibula, had a successful checkup with the Giants' medical staff on Sunday. The 33-year-old outfielder was off to an excellent start this season before the injury, batting .317/.383/.385 in 67 games. He returns to a hot Giants team that has moved within one game of Dodgers at the top of the National League West standings. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:20 am
  • Alex Guerrero (back) served as defensive sub
    Alex Guerrero served as a late-inning defensive sub in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Guerrero was a late scratch from the Dodgers' starting lineup on Friday because of stiffness in his back and he hasn't made a plate appearance since. The 28-year-old Cuban utilityman has 10 home runs and 30 RBI in just 167 plate appearances this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:58 am
  • Trout smacks solo homer and grand slam in win
    Mike Trout went off against the Rangers in Sunday's 13-7 win, hitting a pair of home runs including a grand slam and finishing 4-for-4 with five RBI and three runs scored.

    Advice: Trout crushed a solo homer in the first inning off of Rangers starter Nick Martinez. This was just a sign of things to come, as five innings later, the MVP stepped to the plate with the bases juiced and unloaded on a Spencer Patton offering to give the Angels an 8-2 lead. Trout's now launched 31 homers and the five RBI gave him 64 driven in for the season. He's hitting .315/.405/.632 and just seems to keep improving. At 23 years old, it's scary to think of the kinds of numbers he could theoretically post in the future. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:28 pm
  • Nori Aoki (leg) could return to lineup Monday
    Nori Aoki (leg) is set to undergo a medical evaluation on Monday, and if all goes well he will be able to return to the Giants starting lineup on Monday.

    Advice: Aoki has been sidelined since late June due to a fractured leg. Before landing on the disabled list, he was hitting a stellar .317/.383/.385 with two homers and 19 RBI in 67 games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:04 pm
  • Eovaldi posts strong start in win over Twins
    Nathan Eovaldi pitched well in Sunday's 7-2 win over the Twins, hurling eight-plus innings of two-run ball.

    Advice: Eovaldi struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. An RBI groundout by Torii Hunter brought home a run in the third inning, but Eovaldi otherwise kept the scoreboard clean until the ninth inning. He scattered eight hits over his eight-plus innings of work. Starts like this are part of what makes Eovaldi a frustrating pitcher. He has the stuff to succeed on any given day, yet his numbers do not belay that fact--on the season, he holds a 4.27 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 80/30 K/BB ratio over 112 2/3 innings. He'll take those inconsistent stats on the road against the White Sox next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:22 pm
  • Scott Van Slyke battling neck injury
    Scott Van Slyke was unavailable to play Saturday due to a neck injury.

    Advice: Van Slyke hurt his neck in a cab on the way to the game Saturday when his head hit the divider as the driver slammed on his breaks. He's considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:18 am
  • Rubby De La Rosa pitches eight scoreless
    Rubby De La Rosa went eight scoreless innings Saturday in the Diamondbacks' 2-0 blanking of the Brewers.

    Advice: Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler finished out the combined shutout with a scoreless ninth to earn his 16th save of the season. De La Rosa was spectacular, allowing only four hits and two walks while whiffing six. He was also sharp Monday against the Marlins and remains a decent fantasy streamer for mixed leaguers. A meeting with the Astros is next. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:09 pm
  • Abreu notches three RBI in win over Indians
    Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with three RBI in Saturday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: Abreu did his damage with a pair of RBI singles, the first a two-RBI base knock off Indians starter Carlos Carrasco in the first inning. He would notch the other single in the ninth inning, pushing the score to 9-3. Abreu's hitting .289/.339/.473 with 15 homers and 52 RBI this season. He's not going to match the 36 homers he hit last season unless he goes on an epic power surge, but it's been a nice sophomore campaign even without quite as many pyrotechnics. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:13 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (wrist) in Nats' lineup on Sat.
    Yunel Escobar (wrist) is in the Nationals' starting lineup Saturday night against the Pirates.

    Advice: It looked like Escobar suffered a serious hand or wrist injury on a couple of check swings Wednesday, but he only wound up missing two games. Escobar is batting cleanup and starting third base in his return Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:30 pm
  • Mike Trout homers, reaches three times
    Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and a walk against the Rangers on Friday.

    Advice: That's because he's Mike Trout and he often has games like this. He's up to 29 homers for the season, leaving him just seven shy of last year's total. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:07 pm
  • Jose Abreu hits solo homer vs. Indians
    Jose Abreu slugged a solo homer Friday against the Indians.

    Advice: Abreu also drew a walk and scored two runs. The home run was just his second of the month and his first since way back on July 3. He's obviously capable of much better going forward. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:28 pm
  • Nori Aoki still needs additional rehab games
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that Nori Aoki (leg) still needs at least two additional minor league rehab games.

    Advice: The Giants had hoped to have him back in the fold on Friday, but Bochy admitted that Aoki wasn't quite ready to return just yet. He'll likely remain on his rehab assignment through the weekend and rejoin the club for Monday's series opener against the Brewers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:58 pm
  • Alex Guerrero scratched due to back stiffness
    Alex Guerrero was scratched from the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday due to back stiffness.

    Advice: He had been in line to make a rare start in left field, but his back acted up during pregame warmups. Kike Hernandez will take his place in left field and bat sixth for the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:36 pm
  • Yunel Escobar takes swings in cage on Friday
    Yunel Escobar (wrist) was able to take some swings in the batting cages on Friday and could be available off the bench against the Pirates.

    Advice: He still needs another day or two before returning to the starting lineup, but should be able to do so before the end of the weekend. Dan Uggla is starting at second base for the Nats on Friday and batting eighth against Jeff Locke. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:29 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (wrist) out again on Friday
    Yunel Escobar (wrist) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Escobar avoided a serious wrist injury but has missed two games in a row now. Danny Espinosa is at third base Friday, with Dan Uggla covering second. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:57 pm
  • Escobar (hand, wrist) available Thursday
    Yunel Escobar (hand, wrist) is available to play Thursday.

    Advice: Escobar left Wednesday's game after tweaking his left hand/wrist on a swing, but X-rays and a CT scan both came back negative. He's not in the lineup Thursday, but it doesn't sound like he'll need to miss much time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:47 pm
  • Matt Carpenter back to hitting second Thurs.
    Matt Carpenter has moved back to the second spot in the Cardinals' lineup for Thursday's makeup game against the visiting Royals.

    Advice: Carpenter, who's been in an ugly slump since early June, spent the last two nights hitting seventh. He obviously carries more fantasy potential as a No. 2 hitter, but it might not be the best spot for him right now. Carpenter was sidelined earlier this season with a case of extreme fatigue and he has looked slow to fastballs over the last couple of months. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:41 pm
  • Escobar (hand, wrist) out Thursday vs. Bucs
    Yunel Escobar (hand, wrist) is not in the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday night.

    Advice: No surprise there. Escobar left Wednesday's series finale against the Mets after appearing to suffer a serious hand or wrist injury on a pair of check swings. X-rays turned up negative, but an MRI is planned. Danny Espinosa is starting at third base and batting second on Thursday against the Pirates. Dan Uggla is at second base. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:38 pm
  • Indians have made Lonnie Chisenhall available
    Buster Olney of ESPN reports that Lonnie Chisenhall is available for a trade.

    Advice: Chisenhall has been on a steep decline since his roaring first half of the 2014 season, and the Indians finally shipped him to Triple-A Columbus last month. The 26-year-old does have some defensive versatility and decent career numbers against right-handed pitching. Maybe he'll draw some interest from a team looking to bolster its bench. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:48 am
  • Cruz's two HR can't prevent a Mariners loss
    Nelson Cruz went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI, but the Mariners dropped Wednesday's contest to the Tigers.

    Advice: Cruz got back some of the runs the Mariners gave up in an eight-run third inning, taking Anibal Sanchez out to left field for a two-run home run in the fourth. He tacked on a solo home run in the sixth against Sanchez. Cruz homered on Tuesday, which ended a 13-game homerless drought. Perhaps he's rediscovered his power stroke. He has 24 home runs on the year with 57 RBI and a .304/.372/.554 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:23 pm
  • Crawford belts 14th home run against Padres
    Brandon Crawford hit his 14th home run of the season in a win over the Padres on Wednesday.

    Advice: Crawford hit the solo shot off reliever Dale Thayer -- this time with no gum-throwing or bench-clearing discussions -- in the eighth inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats. Crawford has already set a career high in homers and we're not yet to August, and it's only a matter of time before he sets new single-season highs in most every category. The 28-year-old is hitting .266/.333/.477 on the year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:05 pm
  • Trout (heel) back in Angels lineup Wednesday
    Mike Trout (heel) returned to the Angels' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Trout missed Tuesday's game with a sore left heel, but fortunately for everyone it doesn't appear it will be a huge hindrance. Trout is batting third and will serve as the team's designated hitter for Wednesday's contest against the Twins. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:07 pm
  • Matt Carpenter batting seventh again on Wed.
    Matt Carpenter is batting seventh for the Cardinals again on Wednesday night against the White Sox.

    Advice: Carpenter went 2-for-5 with an RBI out of that spot Tuesday in the Cardinals' 8-5 win at U.S. Cellular Field. The third baseman has been in an extended offensive slump and continuing to bat him lower in the lineup may help take some pressure off, though it does slightly dent his fantasy potential. Kolten Wong is leading off and Randal Grichuk is hitting second on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:39 pm
  • X-rays on Escobar's hand/wrist are negative
    X-rays on Yunel Escobar's left hand and wrist came back negative.

    Advice: It's certainly good news, but the infielder is still set to undergo an MRI and it's possible that he could have ligament damage. He'll have that exam on Thursday, at which point an update on his status should be available. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:55 pm
  • Escobar exits with apparent wrist injury
    Yunel Escobar left Wednesday's game versus the Mets with an apparent left wrist injury.

    Advice: Escobar hurt the wrist on a check swing, tried to stay in but then exited after still feeling pain after a foul ball. He injured his other wrist in a similar fashion last month. The Nationals should have more on Escobar later Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:02 am
  • Crawford smacks 3-run homer as Giants roll
    Brandon Crawford had a big night, finishing 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's rout of the Padres.

    Advice: Crawford smacked a three-run home run to right-center off of Odrisamer Despaigne in the fourth inning, pushing the Giants' lead to 5-0. Though he's slumped over the last month, batting .224 (19-for-85) since June 21, he still has productive numbers, batting .266/.332/.471 with 13 home runs and 58 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:10 pm
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