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  • Lucroy (toe) to begin rehab assignment Wed.
    Jonathan Lucroy (toe) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Brevard County.

    Advice: Lucroy is expected to play four games there and then rejoin the Brewers on Monday in St. Louis. The star catcher has been on the shelf since April 20 with a broken left big toe. Lucroy was batting just .133 with a .393 OPS in 12 games before the injury, but he can get it going in a hurry. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:05 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 6, 1-5 vs x SF
  • Ortiz dropped to fifth spot in Red Sox lineup
    David Ortiz has been dropped to the fifth spot in the Red Sox lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins.

    Advice: It's his first time hitting lower than cleanup since 2012, when Bobby Valentine was Boston's manager. Ortiz, 39, is batting just .221/.311/.383 in 177 plate appearances this season. Pablo Sandoval will hit third and Hanley Ramirez is at cleanup against Mike Pelfrey. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:19 pm
  • McCann not in Tuesday's lineup
    Brian McCann is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Royals.

    Advice: McCann homered in his return from a foot/calf cramp on Monday, so he's likely just getting a routine day off. John Ryan Murphy will fill in behind the plate and catch Adam Warren. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:32 pm
     
    W, 5-1 vs x KC
  • Bautista (shoulder) back in lineup Tuesday
    Jose Bautista (shoulder) is back in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Bautista missed back-to-back games after getting a cortisone shot in his shoulder on Sunday, but he's apparently feeling better. He's serving as the DH in his return to the lineup, but hopes to play in the outfield again next week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:49 am
  • O's designate Lavarnway for assignment
    Orioles designated C/1B Ryan Lavarnway for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Steve Clevenger on the active roster. Lavarnway gets the boot after going just 3-for-28 (.107) over 10 games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:45 am
     
    Not Active
    Top 9, 1-4 vs x Hou
  • Morse placed on DL with finger sprain
    Marlins placed 1B Michael Morse on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 24, with a right finger sprain.

    Advice: It's unclear whether this has been a nagging issue, but it could partially explain his disappointing .211/.268/.289 batting line on the year. Justin Bour has been taking away playing time at first base of late and will now get regular at-bats over the next couple of weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:40 am
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-1 x @Pit
  • Alberto Callaspo rejects trade to Dodgers
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Alberto Callaspo has rejected a trade to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Juan Uribe and others would have been sent to the Braves in the proposed deal. However, Callaspo has the ability to veto a trade until June 15 since he signed with the Braves as a free agent over the winter. He ultimately chose to use that right. Callaspo figures to be designated for assignment when Chris Johnson comes off the DL later this week and he'll be able to sign with any team at the major league minimum once he hits free agency. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:47 am
     
    7:10 pm ^ @LAD
  • Forsythe to play first base with Loney out
    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Monday that Logan Forsythe will function as the regular first baseman with James Loney (finger) sidelined.

    Advice: This will open things up for Nick Franklin to get more playing time at second base. Rene Rivera, Jacob Elmore, and Tim Beckham could also see some reps at first base, but Forsythe should get most of the playing time. Loney is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:12 am
  • McCann (foot) homers in return to lineup
    Brian McCann (foot) blasted a three-run homer, drew two walks, and scored twice in Monday's blowout win over the Royals.

    Advice: McCann left Sunday's game with cramping in his right foot and calf, but it was never a major concern. The 31-year-old backstop has driven in seven runs over his last four games and is now batting .235/.299/.404 with five home runs and 28 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:16 am
     
    W, 5-1 vs x KC
  • C.J. Cron optioned to Triple-A
    Angels optioned 1B/DH C.J. Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cron's playing time had been dwindling and he's hit just .204/.225/.276 for the season with an ugly 23/2 K/BB ratio. The Halos will make a corresponding move prior to Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:55 pm
     
    Not Active
    7:05 pm vs x SD
  • Pujols delivers a walk-off RBI single vs. SDP
    Albert Pujols hit a broken-bat RBI single to help the Angels walk off winners in the bottom of the ninth against the Padres on Monday.

    Advice: Padres closer Craig Kimbrel was trying to clean up Kevin Quackenbush's mess and walked Mike Trout to load the bases with two outs to face Pujols. Pujols broke his bat, but was strong enough to drive a grounder into left field for the walk-off hit. He finished 1-for-5 on the night. The veteran first baseman is batting a mediocre .228/.280/.420 with eight home runs and 17 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Braves trying to trade Alberto Callaspo
    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez revealed after Monday's game that Alberto Callaspo was scratched because the club is in the process of trying to trade him.

    Advice: There had been speculation that he could be designated for assignment, but evidently the Braves might find a taker for him. They'll surely have to eat a good portion of what remains of Callaspo's $3 million salary for this season. The veteran infielder has just three hits in his last 53 at-bats to drop his season average to .206. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:21 pm
     
    7:10 pm ^ @LAD
  • Forsythe provides Rays' only run with a homer
    Logan Forsythe walked and hit a solo home run, providing the Rays' only run in Monday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Forsythe put the Rays on the board with a sixth-inning solo shot to left field off of Roenis Elias. The 28-year-old has done a terrific job, batting .299/.374/.487 with five home runs and 21 RBI. He has played mostly at second base in the absence of Nick Franklin and has value in mixed leagues as long as he's hitting the way he is and getting regular at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:08 pm
  • Alvarez homers again as Pirates top Marlins
    Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's victory against the Marlins.

    Advice: Alvarez provided insurance with a sixth-inning solo homer off of David Phelps, extending the Pirates' lead to 4-2. He has homered in back-to-back starts and has four in his last eight games, giving him nine total on the season along with 21 RBI and a .241/.327/.496 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:40 pm
     
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Mia
  • Cervelli powers Pirates to win with a homer
    Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-2 with a walk and a three-run home run as the Pirates topped the Marlins on Monday.

    Advice: Cervelli gave the Pirates a 3-1 lead in the second inning with a three-run blast off of David Phelps. Not exactly known for his power, that was Cervelli's first homer of the season. The catcher is batting a solid .316/.381/.404 with 13 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:38 pm
     
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Mia
  • Callaspo to be designated for assignment?
    MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that Alberto Callaspo may be designated for assignment.

    Advice: The Braves didn't give a reason for scratching Callaspo from Monday's lineup, but Bowman is hearing it could be because his time with the club is coming to an end. The veteran infielder has just three hits in his last 53 at-bats to drop his season average to .206. He was signed to a $3 million contract over the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:34 pm
     
    7:10 pm ^ @LAD
  • Smoak homers, knocks in 3 runs in a win
    Justin Smoak walked, hit an RBI single, and slugged a two-run home run in four trips to the plate as the Blue Jays enjoyed a 6-0 victory over the White Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Smoak pushed the Jays' lead to 4-0 in the first inning with a two-run home run off of Hector Noesi. He added on unnecessary insurance in the eighth with an RBI single. Smoak hadn't homered since April 24 but still has a decent .246/.343/.426 batting line with three home runs and 11 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:30 pm
     
    Top 8, 7-9 vs x CWS
  • Carlos Santana homers, scores twice
    Carlos Santana belted a solo homer and scored a pair of runs in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Santana got the Indians on the board in the first inning with a solo blast in what turned out to be an offensive slugfest. He also drew a pair of walks on the day. Santana's numbers have been a tad disappointing to this point, but he still has a .367 on-base percentage and is on pace for 18 homers and 88 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:12 pm
     
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
    Top 6, 3-3 vs ^ Tex
  • Mark Trumbo goes deep in Arizona's loss
    Mark Trumbo slugged a game-tying, two-run homer in the eighth inning of Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: His blast after an Ender Inciarte single came off of terrific reliever Kevin Siegrist, as the D'Backs knotted things up before the Cards eventually won in the 10th. Trumbo has given Arizona pretty much what they should have expected this season with a .264/.303/.507 batting line and seven home runs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:49 pm
     
    Player Note
    Mark Trumbo Ari - 1B,OF
    Bot 5, 4-6 ^ @StL
  • Lucroy (toe) on track for June 1 return
    Jonathan Lucroy (toe) is on pace to be activated from the disabled list on June 1.

    Advice: Lucroy had an X-ray on Monday to see how his fractured left big toe had healed and said that he received good news. He'll go out on a brief rehab assignment later this week, with the exact time and place to be determined. Lucroy has been on the shelf since mid-April. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:10 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 6, 1-5 vs x SF
  • Yasmani Grandal passes concussion tests
    Yasmani Grandal has passed all concussions tests given to him by the Dodgers' medical staff.

    Advice: He'll play in three rehab games with Triple-A Oklahoma City beginning on Tuesday -- serving as the designated hitter -- before being activated on Saturday when first eligible. Grandal sports a nice .291/.403/.466 batting line with four homers and 17 RBI for the Dodgers this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:11 pm
     
    7-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs x Atl
  • Headley homers, drives in three in rout of KC
    Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the Yankees torched the Royals 14-1 on Memorial Day.

    Advice: Headley kicked off the rout with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning, then Brian McCann and Brett Gardner both followed with three-run shots in what became an eight-run opening frame. Stephen Drew added another three-run homer in the bottom of the second, finally driving Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie from the game. Headley also had an infield single and an RBI double. He's batting .255/.309/.416 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 44 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:47 pm
     
    W, 5-1 vs ^ KC
  • Bautista (shoulder) hopes for OF in one week
    Jose Bautista (shoulder) is hoping to be available to play the outfield in one week.

    Advice: The Blue Jays will be in Washington that night and will not have the designated hitter spot available. Bautista sat out a second straight game Monday after receiving a cortisone shot in his shoulder, but he could feel well enough to be back in there at DH on Tuesday against the White Sox. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:46 pm
  • Steve Pearce homers to lead Orioles
    Steve Pearce hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to help the Orioles beat the Astros 4-3 on Monday.

    Advice: Pearce has just nine hits this month, but at least three of them have been homers, and since one was a grand slam, he has driven in 10 runs. There's still plenty of room for him to reemerge as a full-time player for the Orioles if he can get hot. Really, though, he's struggled just to tread water all season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:40 pm
     
    Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    Top 9, 1-4 vs ^ Hou
  • Jose Bautista (shoulder) is out again Monday
    Jose Bautista (shoulder) is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup again on Monday.

    Advice: Bautista also sat out Sunday after getting a cortisone injection in his ailing right shoulder. He's been bothered by shoulder discomfort for over a month, but the Blue Jays are expected to keep the slugger active and continue using him as their primary designated hitter. Edwin Encarnacion is at DH on Monday against the White Sox and Justin Smoak is at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:37 pm
  • Jon Singleton crushes league-leading 14th HR
    Astros first base prospect Jon Singleton blasted his 14th home run Sunday in a win for Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Singleton owns a .379 average over his last nine games. He's plated 12 runs over that span, stretching his season RBI total to 47. The 23-year-old now leads the Pacific Coast League in homers, RBI, walks (29) and runs scored (35). He's second in total bases (102), OPS (1.045) and slugging (.646). The Astros have Chris Carter at first base and Evan Gattis at DH, so it appears Singleton will continue to see regular at-bats at Fresno until a spot opens up for him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:51 am
     
    Not Active
    Top 9, 4-1 x @Bal
  • Rays put Loney on the DL with broken finger
    Rays placed 1B James Loney on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left middle finger.

    Advice: It was initially called a sprain, but further testing revealed the fracture. Loney expects to miss 4-6 weeks, and Tampa Bay will use a mix of players at first base. Logan Forsythe is starting there Monday night. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:39 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 8, 3-2 vs x Sea
  • Miguel Cabrera dealing with a 'cranky ankle'
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Miguel Cabrera has been dealing with a "cranky ankle."

    Advice: That's part of the reason for his absence Monday, though Ausmus said it's only a minor thing. Cabrera should return to the Tigers' starting lineup on Tuesday night. Hernan Perez is starting at first base for Detroit in Monday's series opener at Oakland's O.co Coliseum. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:27 am
     
    7:05 pm ^ @Oak
  • Giants designate Ishikawa for assignment
    Giants activated 1B Travis Ishikawa from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

    Advice: Ishikawa, the hero of last year's NLCS, is now off the Giants' 40-man roster. He had been on the disabled list since the end of spring training with a lower back strain. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:20 am
     
    Not Active
    Top 6, 5-1 x @Mil
  • Miguel Cabrera getting day of rest on Monday
    Miguel Cabrera is not in the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the A's.

    Advice: Hernan Perez will start at first base and J.D. Martinez will start at DH in the opener at O.co Coliseum. It's just a day of maintenance for Cabrera, who is batting .344/.446/.613 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 45 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:34 am
     
    7:05 pm ^ @Oak
  • Buster Posey not in Giants' lineup on Monday
    Buster Posey is out of the Giants' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Brewers.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for Posey. Andrew Susac will catch Tim Lincecum and bat eighth at Miller Park. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:11 am
  • McCann (foot) in Yankees' lineup on Monday
    Brian McCann (foot) is in the Yankees' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Royals.

    Advice: McCann made an early exit from Sunday's game with a foot cramp. It obviously wasn't a serious issue. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:04 am
     
    W, 5-1 vs x KC
  • Chris Davis out of Orioles' lineup on Monday
    Chris Davis is not in the Orioles' lineup Monday.

    Advice: He'll take a day of rest against Astros ace Dallas Keuchel. Davis has a whopping 62 strikeouts in 40 games this season, though that's come with eight homers and 22 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:22 am
     
    Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B
    Top 9, 1-4 vs ^ Hou
  • Duda (hamstring) back in Mets' lineup Mon.
    Lucas Duda (hamstring) is back in the Mets' starting lineup on Monday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Duda tweaked his right hamstring while running to second base Saturday. It obviously wasn't a serious issue. The 29-year-old first baseman is batting .293/.385/.478 with five home runs and 19 RBI in 44 games this season. Juan Lagares (shoulder) is also back Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:21 am
     
    Bot 9, 4-4 vs ^ Phi
  • Brian McCann leaves game late with injury
    Brian McCann was removed from Sunday's game against the Rangers in the ninth inning with a cramp in his foot/calf.

    Advice: Yankees manager Joe Girardi admitted that he was a little concerned about the injury and that the team would know more about it on Monday. Owners in weekly leagues may want to have another option available should it look like the veteran backstop may miss a few games. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:42 pm
     
    W, 5-1 vs x KC
  • Grandal (concussion) to DH on rehab stint
    Yasmani Grandal (concussion) will serve as the designated hitter on his upcoming rehab stint with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: It's a good sign that he'll be ready to come off the 7-day concussion disabled list as soon as he's eligible to do so, as his timing shouldn't be off. Expect Grandal to rejoin the Dodgers by the end of next week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:30 pm
     
    7-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs x Atl
  • James Loney suffers sprained finger Sunday
    James Loney sustained a sprained finger in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.

    Advice: He'll be re-evaluated on Monday before determining his status moving forward. He was one of three Rays offensive starters who suffered injuries in Sunday's defeat. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:04 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 8, 3-2 vs x Sea
  • Cabrera rips 11th homer as Tigers fall to HOU
    Miguel Cabrera doubled and hit a solo home run in five at-bats Sunday, but the Tigers lost to the Astros.

    Advice: Cabrera hit a solo home run in the ninth inning, trying to help the Tigers overcome a three-run deficit, but it wasn't enough. As expected, the two-time AL MVP has done nothing but hit this season, carrying a .344/.446/.613 triple-slash line with 11 home runs and 32 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:45 pm
     
    7:05 pm ^ @Oak
  • Grandal (head) likely back when eligible
    Yasmani Grandal (concussion) is expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible next Saturday.

    Advice: Grandal was placed on the DL Saturday with a mild concussion, but the Dodgers anticipate him being ready to play in a few days. He could play 2-3 rehab games before being activated. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:28 am
     
    7-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs x Atl
  • Lucroy (toe) could be activated next weekend
    Jonathan Lucroy (toe) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as next weekend.

    Advice: Lucroy will have an X-ray Monday to see if his fractured left big toe is healed. If it is, he'll be cleared for a short rehab assignment and could be back in the Brewers' lineup next weekend when they take on the Diamondbacks. He's been on the shelf since mid-April. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:35 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 6, 1-5 vs x SF
  • Jose Bautista (shoulder) gets cortisone shot
    Jose Bautista is not in Sunday's lineup after being given a cortisone shot for his ailing right shoulder.

    Advice: Bautista has been dealing with the shoulder malady for over a month now and just can't get over the hump. It appears at this point that he'll continue to play through it, although he'll have to keep doing it in the designated hitter spot. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:11 am
  • Michael Morse benched again on Sunday
    Michael Morse remained out of the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: That's now four straight games in which he's been benched in favor of Justin Bour. At the very least, it's looking like the struggling Morse finds himself on the short side of a platoon with Bour at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:01 am
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-1 x @Pit
  • Jose Bautista sitting out on Sunday
    Jose Bautista is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks like just a routine day off. Edwin Encarnacion is in the designated hitter spot Sunday, with Justin Smoak handling first base and Ezequiel Carrera covering right field. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:48 am
  • Lucas Duda (hamstring) not in Sunday's lineup
    Lucas Duda is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday due to a tight hamstring.

    Advice: Duda tweaked the hamstring on a play at second base Saturday. It doesn't sound like more than a day-to-day concern, but the Mets will be careful. Michael Cuddyer is at first base Sunday, with John Mayberry covering left field. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:44 am
     
    Bot 9, 4-4 vs ^ Phi
  • Pedro Alvarez not in Sunday's lineup
    Pedro Alvarez is absent from the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's on the bench in favor of Sean Rodriguez versus lefty Jon Niese. Alvarez has just one hit in 17 at-bats against left-handers this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:38 am
     
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Mia
  • Davis goes hit-less in six at-bats vs Marlins
    Chris Davis went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts in Saturday's 13-inning loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Giving six consecutive at-bats to Chris Davis is just asking for multiple strikeouts. Unfortunately for the Orioles, Davis didn't counteract the four strikeouts with any offensive pyrotechnics. The hit-less game dropped his season batting line to .210/.290/.427. He does have eight home runs and 21 driven in, but he doesn't offer much beyond the power. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:17 pm
     
    Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B
    Top 9, 1-4 vs ^ Hou
  • Yasmani Grandal (concussion) placed on DL
    Dodgers placed C Yasmani Grandal on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Grandal suffered the injury Friday when Padres first baseman Yangervis Solarte hit him with his backswing. The Dodgers think he'll be back to normal soon but understandably wanted to be cautious. We'd expect A.J. Ellis to do most of the catching in his absence, though Austin Barnes could see time there as well. Barnes was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:54 pm
     
    7-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs x Atl
  • Michael Morse not in Marlins lineup Saturday
    Michael Morse is once again not in the Marlins starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: At this point, it appears that the slumping slugger has been surpassed by Justin Bour as the team's starting first baseman. Morse is hitting a dreadful .213/.270/.291 with two homers, 10 RBI and a 38/8 K/BB ratio in 127 at-bats on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:51 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-1 x @Pit
  • Posey sitting out first game of doubleheader
    Buster Posey is not in the Giants lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

    Advice: He'll be back in there behind the plate for the nightcap. Andrew Susac is starting in his place behind the dish and will bat eighth against Jordan Lyles. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:42 am
  • Brian McCann not in Yankees lineup Saturday
    Brian McCann is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the veteran backstop being a day game after a night game. John Ryan Murphy will get the start behind the plate and will hit eighth against Nick Martinez and the Rangers. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:53 am
     
    W, 5-1 vs x KC
  • Yasmani Grandal day-to-day for now
    The Dodgers aren't sure whether Yasmani Grandal suffered a concussion Friday, but he won't play Saturday.

    Advice: It's possible Grandal will end up on the seven-day concussion DL, but that remains to be seen. A.J. Ellis will catch Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:59 pm
     
    7-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs x Atl
  • Pujols (hand) homers in return to lineup
    Albert Pujols (hand) went 2-for-6 with a solo home run and two runs scored in his return to the lineup Friday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Pujols sat out Thursday after being hit in the left hand by a pitch on Wednesday, but he thinks he can play through it. The 35-year-old is batting .235/.290/.436 with eight home runs and 16 RBI through 39 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:13 pm
  • Grandal departs after being hit by backswing
    Yasmani Grandal was forced to leave Friday's game against the Padres after being hit in the head by Yangervis Solarte's backswing.

    Advice: Grandal attempted to remain in the game but had to be replaced by A.J. Ellis to start the fifth inning. He's likely to be evaluated for a possible concussion. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:27 pm
     
    7-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs x Atl
  • Michael Morse not in lineup Friday
    Michael Morse is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The slumping veteran has been seeing quite a bit of time off lately. Justin Bour is at first base in Morse's place. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:01 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-1 x @Pit
  • Albert Pujols (hand) back in lineup Friday
    Albert Pujols (hand) is back in the Angels' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Pujols sat out Thursday after being hit in the left hand by a pitch, but he wound up missing just the one game. He's batting .231/.288/.413 with seven homers for the Halos this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:49 pm
  • Francisco Cervelli not in Friday's lineup
    Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's just a day off. Chris Stewart is behind the dish in Cervelli's place. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:20 pm
     
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Mia
  • Braves inquired on catcher Jonathan Lucroy
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Braves inquired on Jonathan Lucroy but were told he was not available.

    Advice: The Brewers are going to be sellers prior to the trade deadline, but one guy they appear intent on keeping is Lucroy, who is under team control cheaply through 2017. Heyman adds that the Braves have been "disappointed" by the play of Christian Bethancourt, who is batting just .190/.215/.286 and hasn't been as good as expected defensively. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:54 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 6, 1-5 vs x SF
  • Pearce wallops grand slam off Happ in first
    Steven Pearce hit a grand slam in the first inning of Thursday's 5-4 win over Mariners.

    Advice: Pearce hit the four-bagger off of J.A. Happ with two outs in the first inning. It was Pearce's fourth homer of the season and pushed his RBI count to 15. While he does have a little sneaky pop in his bat, it's not enough to overcome a .198/.275/.341 batting line. Continue to disregard him for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:27 pm
     
    Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    Top 9, 1-4 vs ^ Hou
  • Santana (back) returns to Indians' lineup
    Carlos Santana (back) is in the Indians' starting lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Santana missed the previous four games due to back spasms. The 29-year-old is batting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 35 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:20 pm
     
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
    Top 6, 3-3 vs ^ Tex
  • Albert Pujols (hand) hopes to play Friday
    Albert Pujols (hand) hopes to play Friday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Pujols was hit in the lower part of his left hand by a pitch on Wednesday. He's still dealing with some swelling and is having some trouble gripping the bat, but already has felt some improvement. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:58 pm
  • Duda homers twice as Mets blank Cardinals
    Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 with two homers and four RBI in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Duda cracked his first homer, a solo shot, off of Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia in the sixth inning. He added a three-run shot in the eighth to finish off his 2-for-3 day. Duda's now hit five home runs and driven in 19. After a breakout 2014 in which he hit .253/.349/.481, Duda's slashing .302/.397/.497 over 149 at-bats in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:49 pm
     
    Bot 9, 4-4 vs ^ Phi
  • Pujols (hand) not in Angels' lineup Thursday
    Albert Pujols (hand) is not in the Angels' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Pujols was hit on the lower part of his left hand Wednesday by a Drew Hutchison pitch. X-rays showed no fractures, but he still has some soreness and bruising. Marc Krauss will start at first base and bat second Thursday in Toronto. Mike Trout will bat third. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:29 pm
  • Grandal not in Dodgers' lineup on Thursday
    Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: A.J. Ellis will catch Clayton Kershaw and bat eighth against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:22 am
     
    7-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs x Atl
  • Cervelli (head) goes 0-for-4 in return Wed.
    Francisco Cervelli (head) went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout in his return Wednesday.

    Advice: Cervelli was pulled from Tuesday's game after taking a foul tip off his mask, but he ultimately showed no concussion symptoms. The 29-year-old catcher is batting .286/.348/.352 in 31 games this season for the Pirates. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:09 am
     
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Mia
  • Posey goes off for 2B, HR, 3 hits vs. Dodgers
    Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 4-0 triumph versus the rival Dodgers.

    Advice: Posey entered the night as a strong play in daily leagues against the left-hander Brett Anderson, and he paid off for those investing handsomely. Interestingly, the homer came against right-hander Yimi Garcia, not Anderson. Posey, on an eight-game hitting streak, is slashing .308/.379/.476. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • Pujols 'OK', day to day with hand contusion
    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said Albert Pujols is "OK" and will be day to day with a bruised hand.

    Advice: Dipoto added that there are no fractures or broken bones in Pujols' left hand or wrist. Pujols may sit out Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, but he should avoid a disabled list stint. He got struck with a Drew Hutchinson pitch on Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:22 pm
  • Brian McCann reaches three times
    Brian McCann reached three times and delivered a sac fly Wednesday against the Rangers.

    Advice: McCann walked for just the sixth and seventh times this season. A 1-for-15 slump had dropped his OBP all of the way down to .279. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:22 pm
     
    W, 5-1 vs x KC
  • Pujols undergoing tests on left hand, wrist
    Albert Pujols underwent tests on his left hand and wrist Wednesday night.

    Advice: The first baseman was hit by a Drew Hutchison pitch in the hand and wrist area during Wednesday's game, eventually necessitating his exit. The immediate diagnosis from the Angels was a left hand contusion, but that doesn't appear to be the end of the story. Reports had Pujols leaving the ballpark with a cast on his wrist. The results of Wednesday's tests, and Pujols' prognosis going forward, should be known Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:07 pm
  • Pujols diagnosed with left hand contusion
    Albert Pujols has been diagnosed with a left hand contusion.

    Advice: It's a fortunate diagnosis, as it certainly seemed possible something was broken after he was hit by a Drew Hutchison pitch. It sounds like he'll only miss a day or two, but more should be known Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:42 pm
  • Santana (back) expected to return Thursday
    Carlos Santana (back) is expected to return Thursday.

    Advice: Santana will miss his fourth straight game Wednesday with back spasms, but there has been significant progress. Santana, 29, is batting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 35 games this season for the Tribe. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
     
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
    Top 6, 3-3 vs ^ Tex
  • Francisco Cervelli (head) back in action Wed.
    Francisco Cervelli (head) is back in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He exited Tuesday's game after taking a foul tip off his mask, but he went through a battery of tests and had no concussion symptoms. Cervelli is hitting .297/.355/.366 with nine RBI this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:52 pm
     
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Mia
  • Posey drives in a run and walks as Giants win
    Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Posey broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with an RBI single to left-center off of Carlos Frias. As the Dodgers were shut out, it turned out to be the deciding hit. The catcher is now on a seven-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 14 of 16 games so far this month. Posey is batting .295/.369/.439 with six home runs and 19 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:23 pm
  • Papi stays hot, homers in second straight
    David Ortiz continued his hot hitting Tuesday, finishing 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the Red Sox' 4-3 win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Breaking out of a cold snap, Ortiz is 6-for-12 with two home runs in his past three games. On Tuesday, the designated hitter had an RBI single in the first inning before hitting a solo homer in the fifth. He's batting just .244/.331/.427 with six homers, but Ortiz is still a great hitter and appears to have turned a corner recently. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:59 pm
  • Cervelli exits after taking foul tip off mask
    Francisco Cervelli left Tuesday's game against the Twins after taking a foul tip off his mask.

    Advice: The Pirates are saying his exit was precautionary, so it doesn't sound like there are any concussion concerns. Cervelli might get a day of rest Wednesday, though. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:28 pm
     
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Mia
  • Carlos Santana (back) 'a couple of days' away
    Carlos Santana (back) said Tuesday that while he feels better, it could be "a couple of days" before he returns to the lineup.

    Advice: Santana is out of the lineup for the third straight day Tuesday because of back spasms. It sounds like he might not be back in there until the weekend series against the Reds. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:20 pm
     
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
    Top 6, 3-3 vs ^ Tex
  • Santana (back) not in Indians' lineup Tuesday
    Carlos Santana (back) is not in the Indians' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the White Sox.

    Advice: Santana did not play Sunday and was scratched from the lineup Monday due to back spasms. Consider him day-to-day for now. Brandon Moss is at first base and Nick Swisher is at DH on Tuesday versus Chicago. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:11 pm
     
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
    Top 6, 3-3 vs ^ Tex
  • Morse batting seventh Tuesday
    Michael Morse will bat seventh Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Justin Bour got the start at first base, but Morse is back in there against Jeremy Hellickson. However, new Marlins manager Dan Jennings clearly wants to see him get it going before he considers putting him back near the middle of the order. The 33-year-old is batting just .208 with two home runs and a .553 OPS so far this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:13 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-1 x @Pit
  • Carlos Santana scratched with back spasms
    Carlos Santana was scratched from Monday's lineup with back spasms.

    Advice: Santana didn't play Sunday, either, as he revealed that the issue began to crop up on Saturday. Consider him day-to-day. Brandon Moss, who had been scheduled for a day off, is covering first base in Santana's absence. Rotoworld.com
    May 18, 2:27 pm
     
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
    Top 6, 3-3 vs ^ Tex
  • Jose Bautista goes deep as Jays down Angels
    Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in Monday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: The longball -- which came in the seventh inning off of Cesar Ramos -- was just Bautista's second in his last 19 games. The slugger now has seven dingers on the season and has upped his average to a season-high .235. Bautista remains limited to designated hitter duties due to his ailing shoulder. Rotoworld.com
    May 18, 1:52 pm
  • Michael Morse sitting out on Monday
    Michael Morse is not in the Marlins' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Morse hasn't had a hit in a week and is batting just .210/.271/.286 for the season. Justin Bour is at first base Monday. Rotoworld.com
    May 18, 1:42 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-1 x @Pit
  • Jon Singleton blows up for 23 RBI in one week
    Astros prospect Jon Singleton has hit .357 with five homers and 23 RBI over his last seven games for Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Singleton now has an incredible 12 homers and 40 RBI in 36 games this season. Ten of those RBI came in a 17-6 win over Albuquerque last Wednesday. He's fifth in the Pacific Coast League in OPS (.983) and sixth in slugging percentage (.602). The 23-year-old struggled in 95 games for Houston last season (.168 average in 310 at-bats), but he's bound to get another shot if he keeps this up. Rotoworld.com
    May 18, 11:48 am
     
    Not Active
    Top 9, 4-1 x @Bal
  • Bautista (shoulder) plays catch from 40 feet
    Jose Bautista (shoulder) played catch at 40 feet in an indoor batting cage Monday morning.

    Advice: Bautista said he felt good after the pregame workout, but he obviously needs to extend the distance of his throws much further before the Blue Jays can feel comfortable putting him back in right field. Bautista is at DH again on Monday afternoon against the Angels. Rotoworld.com
    May 18, 10:39 am
  • Miguel Cabrera plates lone run in loss Sunday
    Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with an RBI double, plating the Tigers lone run in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Cabrera also drew a walk in the contest. He has been on an absolute tear at the plate in recent weeks and now sports a .333/.436/.601 with 10 homers and 30 RBI. He remains arguably the best right-handed hitter in the game and an offensive force in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    May 17, 8:04 pm
     
    7:05 pm ^ @Oak
  • Grandal's single drives in only run in win
    Yasmani Grandal's run-scoring single in the fourth inning would be the only run scored in a 1-0 Dodger win over the Rockies on Sunday.

    Advice: Grandal finished the game 1-for-2 with a walk. The two-out RBI single off of Kyle Kendrick gave Grandal 17 RBI for the season. He's also hit four homers and scored 17 runs. The catcher's been in a groove offensively and has a season-slash of .301/.421/.484 while helping to lead the 24-13 Dodgers. Rotoworld.com
    May 17, 3:59 pm
     
    7-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs x Atl
  • Loney racks up four hits, three RBI vs MIN
    James Loney went 4-for-5 with three RBI in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Loney drove in runs via a fielder's choice in the second inning, an RBI single in the sixth inning and an RBI double in the ninth. In 88 at-bats, Loney is hitting .273/.319/.386 with two home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    May 17, 2:40 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 8, 3-2 vs x Sea
  • Duda doubles twice, walks in win vs. Brewers
    Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a walk, and an RBI to help the Mets top the Brewers 5-1 on Sunday.

    Advice: Duda doubled in what turned out to be the game-deciding run in the third inning, which made it a 2-0 game at the time. The first baseman has four multi-hit performances in his last eight games. He's hitting a solid .294/.378/.463 with three home runs and 14 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    May 17, 1:17 pm
     
    Bot 9, 4-4 vs ^ Phi
  • Carlos Santana not in lineup Sunday
    Carlos Santana is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. The Indians have Brandon Moss at first base and Nick Swisher in right field while Santana sits. Rotoworld.com
    May 17, 9:55 am
     
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
    Top 6, 3-3 vs ^ Tex
  • David Ortiz getting a breather Sunday
    David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day of rest. The Red Sox have Hanley Ramirez in the designated hitter spot and Brock Holt in left field Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    May 17, 9:54 am
  • Pearce hits solo home run in loss to Angels
    Steve Pearce went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Pearce hit the solo home run, his third of the season, off of Matt Shoemaker in the fourth inning. He finished with two hits. The Orioles as a team finished with three. This season, the light-hitting Pearce is batting .195/.276/.325 with three homers and 10 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    May 16, 7:59 pm
     
    Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    Top 9, 1-4 vs ^ Hou
  • Michael Morse not in Marlins lineup Saturday
    Michael Morse is not in the Marlins starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the struggling first baseman. Jeff Baker will get the start in his place and bat fifth against Braves southpaw Alex Wood. Rotoworld.com
    May 16, 7:02 am
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-1 x @Pit
  • Cabrera homers in win over Cardinals
    Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored against the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: It was the 399th home run of his career. Strangely, it was also his first home run in a night game this season. Cabrera has back-to-back three-hit games and owns a healthy .338/.442/.592 battling line on the year to go along with nine home runs and 28 RBI. He'll set his sights on career home run No. 400 this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    May 15, 10:11 pm
     
    7:05 pm ^ @Oak
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