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  • Cano collects three RBI in win over Rockies
    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in a win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Cano had an RBI double in the first inning before singling in two more with the bases loaded in the eighth. It was another productive night for the 32-year-old, who now has 12 RBI in his last nine games. After a sluggish first half, Cano is now batting .264/.309/.413 with 48 RBI and 51 runs scored on the year. Yesterday, 10:53 pm
  • Semien clubs three-run homer as A's top O's
    Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Semien broke the game open in the sixth inning, hitting his three-run shot to left-center off of reliever Chaz Roe to send the Athletics' lead to 5-0. It's his second home run in four games, but he's been mediocre offensively overall, batting .245/.292/.382 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI. Yesterday, 10:06 pm
    12:35 pm vs Bal
  • DeShields triples, steals a base vs. Astros
    Delino DeShields had an RBI triple, scored a run and stole a base in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: DeShields hit a run-scoring triple in the fifth inning, his seventh triple of the season. He also walked and stole his 18th base of the season in the game. The 22-year-old is batting .270/.369/.394 on the year. Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Cabrera hits one of four Rays' homers in win
    Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored as the Rays trounced the White Sox 11-3 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Cabrera hit one of the Rays' four homers on the night, taking reliever Daniel Webb deep in the seventh inning. It was his third consecutive two-hit game and extended his hitting streak to a modest eight games. Cabrera has raised his average 21 points in that span, and he's now hitting .241/.294/.390 with seven homers on the season. Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Duffy's four-hit game paces Giants in victory
    Matt Duffy went 4-for-5 with an RBI double, a run scored and a stolen base as the Giants topped the Braves 8-3 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Duffy had three singles to go with his RBI double, and the steal was his fifth of the year. The infielder hasn't had back-to-back hitless games since July 2-3, and Tuesday's outburst has his line up to .309/.346/.465. He'll have some stiff competition, but Duffy is square in the middle of the Rookie of the Year race in the National League. Yesterday, 8:31 pm
    New Player Note
    Matt Duffy SF - 2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Castro has three-hit night in loss to Giants
    Daniel Castro went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Castro accounted for two of the Braves' three runs on the evening. The multi-hit game was the infielder's first since being recalled on July 25. Castro is hitting .316 through his first eight games in the majors. Yesterday, 8:26 pm
  • Rollins logs two hits in his return to Philly
    Jimmy Rollins went 2-for-5 with a double in his first game back in Philadelphia, a Dodger loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Rollins went 5-for-15 with two doubles, a home run, and five RBI when the Phillies visited for four games at Chavez Ravine last month. In his first game back in Philadelphia since he was traded to the Dodgers during the winter, Rollins struck out in his first at-bat leading off the game, then doubled in the third inning and singled in the fifth. The veteran hasn't been the offensive force he was last year, batting a meager .219/.273/.362 with 11 home runs, 33 RBI, and eight stolen bases in 15 attempts. Yesterday, 8:09 pm
  • Escobar homers as Nats top the D'Backs
    Yunel Escobar went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run as the Nationals eked out a win against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Escobar led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo blast against Patrick Corbin. It's his second homer in his last three games and he's now on a five-game hitting streak. The veteran is having his best season since at least 2011, currently hitting .315/.362/.425 with seven home runs and 33 RBI. Yesterday, 7:55 pm
  • Tejada has two hits, RBI in win over Marlins
    Ruben Tejada went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Tejada's RBI single in the sixth inning tied the score, and the Mets eventually won the game. The RBI was just his second since July 21 and 20th overall. The light-hitting shortstop is batting .255/.322/.341 overall. Yesterday, 7:45 pm
  • Castro contributes two RBI doubles in a win
    Starlin Castro went 2-for-5 with two RBI doubles as the Cubs shut out the Pirates 5-0 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Castro doubled in a run and later scored in the third inning, helping the Cubs take a 3-0 lead. He made it 4-0 in the fifth with another RBI double. Offensive contributions have been few and far between for the shortstop, who's hitting a paltry .238/.272/.307 with five home runs and 46 RBI. Yesterday, 7:37 pm
  • Phillips has two hits, stolen base vs. Cards
    Brandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Phillips has come alive in recent days, as he's 10-for-21 in his last five games. He's also stolen four bases in that span, including swiping third base off Yadier Molina -- but mostly John Lackey -- in Tuesday's game. He's now got 15 stolen bases this season, the most since 2012. Phillips is hitting .282/.318/.374 with 50 runs scored on the year. Yesterday, 7:09 pm
  • Tulowitzki hits second Jays homer, beats MIN
    Troy Tulowitzki went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Tulowitzki padded the Blue Jays' lead to 2-0 in the third inning with a solo homer to left field off of Phil Hughes. It's his second since joining the Jays and his 14th overall. In 29 plate appearances with his new club, Tulowitzki is hitting .333/.448/.667. Yesterday, 6:50 pm
  • Betts no longer has concussion symptoms
    Mookie Betts worked out Sunday and Monday and didn't experience any concussion-related symptoms.

    Advice: "He had a good day Sunday," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "Another good day [Monday] with the increase of physical activity. There's no reproducing of the concussion symptoms right now." Betts will travel with the Red Sox to Detroit this weekend, so it sounds like he could be activated later this week. Yesterday, 5:22 pm
    7-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Pedroia resuming activities this weekend
    Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) is expected to resume baseball activities this weekend.

    Advice: The Red Sox are bringing Pedroia along more slowly this time after rushing him back from his right hamstring injury the first time. He could still be a couple weeks away from a return. Yesterday, 5:20 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Giants outright Joaquin Arias to AAA Fresno
    Giants sent INF Joaquin Arias outright to Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Arias was designated for assignment by the Giants on July 27 and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 30-year-old is a .265/.293/.350 career hitter in the majors. Yesterday, 2:51 pm
    New Player Note
    Joaquín Árias SF - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Turner (thigh) likely to return when eligible
    Justin Turner (thigh) expects to rejoin the Dodgers as soon as his 15-day disabled list stint is over.

    Advice: Turner landed on the disabled list July 28 with a skin infection on his right thigh. He hasn't been cleared yet for baseball activities, but that should change soon. Yesterday, 2:43 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Phi
  • Murphy not in Tuesday's lineup
    Daniel Murphy is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.

    Advice: Murphy will take a seat against left-hander Brad Hand. Wilmer Flores will start at second base while Juan Uribe plays third. Yesterday, 12:46 pm
  • Correa's hot streak continues, homers in loss
    Carlos Correa homered for the fourth time in as many games, finishing 1-for-5 in a loss to the Rangers on Monday.

    Advice: Correa gave the Astros an early 2-0 lead with a first-inning home run off of Colby Lewis, but it was quickly forgotten when the opposition posted a six-spot in the bottom half. The shortstop has done nothing but hit since arriving in the major leagues, currently the proud owner of a .297/.344/.573 triple-slash line along with 13 home runs and 34 RBI in 209 plate appearances. Monday, 8:50 pm
  • Gyorko logs 3 hits, including homer, in a win
    Jedd Gyorko went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a solo home run as the Padres defeated the Brewers on Monday.

    Advice: Gyorko pushed the Padres' lead to 5-2 with an RBI single in the third inning, then whacked a solo home run off of Michael Blazek in the fifth to make it a 7-2 game. The mercurial infielder is batting .239/.301/.362 with six home runs and 23 RBI. His triple-slash line represents a modest improvement over last year's struggles. Monday, 8:34 pm
  • Crawford homers twice, Giants lose in 12
    Brandon Crawford hit two home runs, but it wasn't enough as the Giants fell to the Braves in 12 innings on Monday.

    Advice: Crawford went back-to-back with Brandon Belt in the second inning, then added a two-run homer in the fourth inning to send the Giants' lead to 6-0. They accounted for both of his hits in five at-bats. The shortstop has put up terrific numbers this season, batting .266/.328/.492 with 18 home runs and 67 RBI. Monday, 8:18 pm
  • Ahmed homers in 4-hit night as D'Backs win
    Nick Ahmed went 4-for-4 with a solo home run as the Diamondbacks beat the Nationals on Monday.

    Advice: Ahmed broke a scoreless tie in the top of the third inning with a solo home run off of Doug Fister. It was one of four Arizona homers on the evening. The shortstop hasn't exactly been an offensive dynamo, as Monday's performance still leaves him with a lackluster .232/.289/.348 batting line along with seven home runs and 26 RBI. Monday, 6:47 pm
  • Kipnis (shoulder) expected to miss 2-3 weeks
    Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Jason Kipnis (shoulder) is expected to be sidelined for 2-3 weeks.

    Advice: Kipnis tried to battle through a sore right shoulder for a few days, but the Indians finally placed him on the disabled list Monday. He doesn't have any structural damage, but it's an ailment that's bothered Kipnis off and on for a good chunk of the season. Mike Aviles is likely to receive the bulk of the playing time at second base while Kipnis is out. Monday, 4:46 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Jason Kipnis (shoulder) placed on 15-day DL
    Indians placed 2B Jason Kipnis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 2, with right shoulder inflammation.

    Advice: Kipnis tried playing through the ailment for a few days, receiving starts in the designated hitter spot, but the club has decided it's best to go ahead and shut him down for a while. It's unclear at this point how long he might be sidelined. Jose Ramirez has taken his spot on the roster and should see some time at second base along with Mike Aviles while Kipnis is sidelined. Monday, 3:32 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Robinson Cano playing 2B on Monday
    Robinson Cano is back at second base for the Mariners on Monday.

    Advice: Cano has been limited to designated hitter duty the last couple days due to a minor abdominal strain, but he's ready to play his position again with the DH not available in Colorado. Ketel Marte is starting in center field. Monday, 2:31 pm
  • Joe Panik (back) to have tests Tuesday
    Joe Panik is headed back to San Francisco to undergo tests on his ailing back.

    Advice: An MRI and cat scan will be part of the battery of tests he goes through. Panik was placed on the disabled list Monday with what the Giants are simply calling lower back inflammation for now, but they should get a better read on his status Tuesday. A clearer picture on his timetable should be known then. Monday, 1:34 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Donovan Solano optioned to Triple-A
    Marlins optioned INF Donovan Solano to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Solano has managed just a .156/.194/.219 batting line over 46 games this season. The Marlins have elected to keep Miguel Rojas around as a utility infielder over him. Monday, 1:29 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs NYM
  • Joe Panik (lower back) lands on disabled list
    Giants placed 2B Joe Panik on the 15-day disabled list with lower back inflammation.

    Advice: Panik admitted after Sunday's game that he's been bothered by back stiffness for the past couple of weeks. Hopefully a bit of time off will do the trick for the 24-year-old, who's enjoying a breakout 2015 season. Ehire Adrianza and callup Kelby Tomlinson figure to share playing time at second base while Panik is sidelined. Monday, 12:27 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Peraza hits first homer for Oklahoma City
    Dodgers 2B prospect Jose Peraza provided three hits in Sunday's doubleheader for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: One of the hits included his first home run as a member of the Dodgers organization. He also stole his 27th base and drove in a pair of runs. Peraza has gone 9-for-23 (.391) during his six-game hitting streak. The 21-year-old joined the Dodgers last week as part of a three-team swap with Atlanta and Miami. Monday, 12:16 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • Cano (abdomen) expects to be in M's lineup
    Robinson Cano (abdomen) expects to be in the Mariners' starting lineup Monday at Colorado.

    Advice: Cano was limited to designated hitter duties on Saturday and Sunday against the Twins due to a Grade 1 abdominal strain. He'll have to return to second base Monday as the M's open a three-game series in a National League park. Monday, 10:15 am
  • Joe Panik frustrated over back stiffness
    Joe Panik admitted after Sunday's game that his nagging back stiffness is not improving and that he's growing frustrated.

    Advice: Panik will see the trainers again on Monday, but it's starting to sound as though he may need a trip to the disabled list. Ehire Adrianza has been filling in during his absence, and would continue to do so should Panik get forced to the DL. Sunday, 3:12 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Kipnis (shoulder) could land on disabled list
    The Indians are considering placing Jason Kipnis (shoulder) on the disabled list.

    Advice: Kipnis is not playing Sunday after being limited to designated hitter duty of late because of soreness in his right shoulder. The results of an MRI he had Sunday haven't been revealed, but it's evidently bad enough that the club thinks the second baseman could need at least a couple weeks off. Manager Terry Francona said he would talk things over with the medical staff and general manager Chris Antonetti before a decision is made. Sunday, 11:08 am
    15-Day DL
  • Joe Panik sitting out again with stiff back
    Joe Panik is not in Sunday's lineup due to nagging back stiffness.

    Advice: Panik played the last two days after missing two games with a stiff back, but now he's on the bench again. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that the infielder should be available off the bench, but he doesn't expect to start him for a few days. Ehire Adrianza will get another start at second base Sunday. Sunday, 10:53 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Jason Kipnis sitting out on Sunday
    Jason Kipnis is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Kipnis has been serving as the designated hitter of late due to a sore right shoulder and now he's out of the lineup altogether. Carlos Santana is the DH Sunday, with Jerry Sands covering first base. Sunday, 10:25 am
    15-Day DL
  • Mookie Betts (concussion) much improved
    Mookie Betts (concussion) is feeling much better and could resume baseball activities next weekend.

    Advice: Betts was placed on the concussion DL on Wednesday, but Red Sox manager John Farrell said the outfielder's "headache disappeared... no dizziness." It sounds like he should be ready for activated not long after he's eligible. Sunday, 8:37 am
    7-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Marcus Semien homers, walks against Indians
    Marcus Semien homered, walked and scored twice against the Indians on Saturday.

    Advice: Semien has more errors (29) than RBI (23) or walks (25) this year, yet he still has an OPS (.670) right at the league average for shortstops. It's about as weird of a bad season as one could dream up. Saturday, 10:52 pm
    12:35 pm vs Bal
  • Jason Kipnis dealing with sore shoulder
    Jason Kipnis will DH Saturday against the Athletics because of a sore right shoulder.

    Advice: Kipnis was also the DH for Friday's game. The injury doesn't sound serious but it's something to keep an eye on. Utility man Mike Aviles is starting at second base for the Tribe on Saturday. Saturday, 6:06 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Robinson Cano returns to M's lineup Saturday
    Robinson Cano (abdomen) returned to the Marniners starting lineup as the designated hitter on Saturday.

    Advice: Cano has been sidelined since Monday with a Grade 1 abdominal strain. He still isn't ready to man his position defensively, but can swing the bat without issue. He's hitting cleanup against Kyle Gibson and the Twins on Saturday. Saturday, 12:56 pm
  • Troy Tulowitzki not in Jays lineup Saturday
    Troy Tulowitzki is not in the Blue Jays lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals.

    Advice: Manager John Gibbons simply wanted to give his new shortstop a day of rest. Munenori Kawasaki will start in his place and bat eighth against Yordano Ventura on Saturday. Saturday, 7:57 am
  • Castro drives in two runs vs. Brewers
    Starlin Castro knocked in two runs against the Brewers on Friday.

    Advice: Castro had an RBI single in the second inning before hitting into a fielder's choice in the fourth inning to drive in another run. The 25-year-old was in the middle of trade discussions this week, but the Cubs are surely hoping he'll breathe a bit easier now that the deadline has passed. He owns a disappointing .237/.271/.304 batting line on the year. Friday, 10:16 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. Friday, 9:51 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. Friday, 9:02 pm
  • Tulo has two hits, two runs scored in win
    Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-6 with two runs scored in Friday's extra-inning win over the Royals.

    Advice: Tulowitzki singled with one out in the 11th inning and eventually came around to score the winning run on Josh Donaldson's walk-off single. With Devon Travis (shoulder) back on the disabled list, the slugging shortstop appears likely to stick in the leadoff spot for Toronto. Friday, 8:42 pm
  • Gyorko plates three as Padres outlast Marlins
    Jedd Gyorko went 3-for-4 and drove home three runs on Friday as the Padres topped the Marlins 8-3 in 11 innings.

    Advice: Gyorko tied the game at 2-2 with an RBI single in the fourth inning and delivered a two-run single as part of a five-run uprising in the 11th. While he has picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks, he is still hitting just .233/.296/.350 with 21 RBI on the year. Friday, 8:31 pm
  • Dodgers place Justin Turner on 15-day DL
    Dodgers placed INF Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 28, with a skin infection on his right thigh.

    Advice: Alex Guerrero and Alberto Callaspo will continue to hold down the fort at the hot corner until Turner is ready to return. He's in the midst of an outstanding season offensively, slashing .323/.387/.563 with 13 homers and 44 RBI in just 254 at-bats. Friday, 3:55 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Phi
  • Robinson Cano (abdomen) out again Friday
    Robinson Cano (abdomen) remained out of the Mariners' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's likely to sit out through the weekend with a Grade 1 abdominal strain. The Mariners have brought up Ketel Marte for infield help while Cano recovers. Friday, 2:53 pm
  • Joe Panik (back) returns to Giants' lineup
    Joe Panik (back) is back in the Giants' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Panik missed a couple games with a stiff back. He returns to a .309/.375/.440 batting line. Friday, 12:28 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Donovan Solano back from paternity leave
    Marlins activated INF Donovan Solano from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: He'll return to his utility role. Solano is hitting an embarrassing .145/.185/.210 over 44 games. Friday, 12:11 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs NYM
  • Phillips fills it up: 2 HR, 7 RBI, 2 SB
    Brandon Phillips went 4-for-5 with two homers, seven RBI and two steals as the Reds smoked the Pirates 15-5 on Thursday.

    Advice: That's about as good of a game for fantasy purposes as you'll see. According to Baseball-Reference's Play Index, he's the first player since Ryan Spilborghs in 2009 with two homers and two steals in a game. He's just the third since at least 1914 with seven RBI and two steals, joining Mickey Mantle in 1962 and Gary Sheffield in 1995. Thursday, 9:09 pm
  • Dodgers acquire Jose Peraza in huge trade
    Dodgers acquired UTIL Jose Peraza from the Braves in the 13-player, three-team Hector Olivera trade.

    Advice: Peraza entered the 2015 season as a consensus top-100 prospect, but some of that shine has worn off. As of Thursday's official trade announcement, he was batting just .294/.318/.379 in 96 games at Triple-A Gwinnett. The 21-year-old has played second base, shortstop, and center field in the minor leagues. Thursday, 1:24 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • Cubs aggressively trying to move SS Castro
    ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Cubs are "aggressively trying to include Starlin Castro in any deal."

    Advice: It's notable that Addison Russell started at shortstop on Wednesday. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said earlier this week that Castro would not be traded, but that's not a promise he can keep. The 25-year-old is batting just .237/.271/.305 in 406 plate appearances this season and his defense at shortstop has deteriorated. There's been talk of interest from the Padres. Thursday, 11:32 am
  • Tulowitzki homers, knocks in 3 in TOR debut
    Troy Tulowitzki made his Blue Jays debut and went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, three runs scored and three RBI in a win against the Phillies on Wednesday.

    Advice: What a way to make a debut. He struck out in his first at-bat with his new club, but made up for it with a two-run home run in the third inning. He added an RBI double in the sixth. Tulowitzki now has 13 home runs on the year with 56 RBI along with a .305 average. The Rogers Center is friendly to right-handed hitters, so the move away from Coors Field may not hurt his numbers all that much. Wednesday, 6:54 pm
  • Jose Peraza would be included in Dodgers deal
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Jose Peraza would head to the Dodgers in the rumored three-team deal with the Marlins.

    Advice: As it currently stands, the Dodgers would receive Peraza, Alex Wood and Jim Johnson from the Braves plus Mat Latos and Michael Morse from the Marlins. The Braves would receive Hector Olivera, Zach Bird and a compensation pick, while the Marlins would acquire three low-level minor league pitchers. There are still hurdles to clear, so don't expect anything to be finalized until Thursday at the earliest. Wednesday, 6:54 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • Justin Turner will miss a few more games
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that Justin Turner will miss a few more games due to the infection in his leg.

    Advice: Turner was forced to sit out on Tuesday and Wednesday after a pimple in his leg became infected and required a trip to the emergency room. Look for Alberto Callaspo and Alex Guerrero to continue see additional playing time in his absence. Wednesday, 4:56 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Phi
  • Cano dealing with Grade 1 abdominal strain
    Robinson Cano's MRI results revealed a Grade 1 abdominal strain.

    Advice: The Mariners are hopeful that he will be able to avoid the disabled list and should be cleared to DH in 5-6 days. In the meantime, the M's will play a man short on the bench. Wednesday, 4:12 pm
  • Justin Turner remains out of Dodgers lineup
    Justin Turner remains out of the Dodgers starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Turner was forced to the emergency room on Tuesday due to a pimple on his leg that became infected. Alex Guerrero will take his place at the hot corner. Wednesday, 3:30 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Phi
  • Troy Tulowitzki hitting leadoff for Blue Jays
    Troy Tulowitzki is at shortstop and batting leadoff in his Blue Jays debut Wednesday.

    Advice: He might be lower in the order if Devon Travis (shoulder) wasn't hurt, but, unfortunately, that's not the case. It's the first time in Tulowitzki's career that he's hit leadoff. Wednesday, 12:58 pm
  • Mookie Betts (concussion) placed on 7-day DL
    Red Sox placed OF Mookie Betts on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Betts was injured when he fell over the short bullpen wall at Fenway Park while trying to make a catch during Tuesday's game. As is the case with most any concussion, how long he'll be sidelined is totally up in the air at this point. Jackie Bradley will handle center field while Betts is out. Wednesday, 12:47 pm
    7-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Asdrubal Cabrera homers in Rays' loss
    Asdrubal Cabrera belted a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Cabrera's solo shot in the fifth inning represented the lone run for the Rays. He also gave it back and then some, as a crucial error by the shortstop in the seventh led to the Tigers' only two runs. Cabrera is batting just .231/.281/.373 for Tampa this season. Wednesday, 11:54 am
  • Cano has abdominal strain, will undergo MRI
    Robinson Cano is dealing with an abdominal strain and will undergo an MRI.

    Advice: Cano initially was hurt while playing the field on Monday. The ailment isn't considered serious, as the Mariners are saying the MRI is precautionary. He's expected to travel with the M's for their road trip that begins Thursday. Wednesday, 11:30 am
  • Robinson Cano getting a breather Wednesday
    Robinson Cano is not in the Mariners' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's just getting a day off. Brad Miller is at second base in Cano's place, while Chris Taylor is handling shortstop. Wednesday, 10:11 am
  • Starlin Castro not in lineup on Wednesday
    Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a day off for the struggling Castro. Addison Russell has slid over to handle shortstop, while Jonathan Herrera is getting a start at second base. Wednesday, 8:15 am
  • Joe Panik (back) to sit out again Wednesday
    Joe Panik will miss a second straight game Wednesday due to back tightness.

    Advice: Panik noted that it wasn't one play that caused the injury, but rather it's just "one of those things" you have to deal with during a long season. He's considered day-to-day. Ehire Adrianza will get another start at second base Wednesday. Wednesday, 5:24 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Correa homers, has three hits against Angels
    Carlos Correa went 3-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: The homer, a solo shot in the first inning, was Correa's ninth in 42 games this season. The 20-year-old has hits in 11 of his past 12 games as he settles in at the major league level. Correa is batting .299/.350/.545 with 28 RBI, 25 runs scored and five steals to go with his nine homers. Tuesday, 9:34 pm
  • Mookie Betts expected to go on concussion DL
    Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports that Mookie Betts will likely be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Betts is showing concussion symptoms after tumbling over the short bullpen wall at Fenway Park while trying to make a catch during Tuesday's game. It's unclear at this point how much time he might miss, but it makes no sense for the Red Sox to push him. Jackie Bradley Jr. is expected to be called up to take Betts' spot on the roster and in center field. Tuesday, 8:16 pm
    7-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Kipnis has 3 hits, wasted in loss to Royals
    Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with a double, but the Indians dropped Tuesday's contest to the Royals.

    Advice: Kipnis couldn't be brought around to score as the Indians' 2-5 hitters combined to go 2-for-14. The Indians have dropped six games in a row, averaging 1.7 runs per game. But it's not the fault of Kipnis, who has an outstanding .330/.405/.485 triple-slash line on the year. Tuesday, 7:40 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Mookie Betts showing concussion symptoms
    Mookie Betts is displaying symptoms consistent with a concussion.

    Advice: He will undergo further testing, but you'd have to think there's a good chance the Red Sox will play it safe and go ahead and put him on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Betts suffered the injury Tuesday when he tumbled over the short bullpen wall at Fenway Park while trying to make a catch. Tuesday, 7:27 pm
    7-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Asdrubal Cabrera activated from DL
    Rays activated SS Asdrubal Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Cabrera missed just one day more than the minimum with a strained right hamstring. He's hitting .223/.275/.352 for the Rays this season. Tuesday, 7:03 pm
  • Betts being evaluated for possible concussion
    Mookie Betts is being evaluated for a possible concussion after leaving Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: Betts made a catch on Jose Abreu's deep drive to right-center field but then fell over the bullpen wall and landed on his neck/head area. He seemed fine initially but was then removed. The play was eventually ruled a home run after replay. Tuesday, 6:57 pm
    7-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Justin Turner has infection on leg
    Justin Turner is not playing Tuesday due to a pimple on his leg that became infected, necessitating a visit to the emergency room after he had a reaction to medication.

    Advice: Well, that's... appetizing. The Dodgers expect to know more on Turner later Tuesday, but he should be available to play Wednesday. Alberto Callaspo is at the hot corner Tuesday. Tuesday, 4:21 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Phi
  • Joe Panik getting a day off Tuesday
    Joe Panik is not in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Ehire Adrianza is at second base in Panik's place. Tuesday, 3:38 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Justin Turner not in Dodgers' lineup Tuesday
    Justin Turner is out of the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for Turner. Alberto Callaspo is starting at third base against the A's. Tuesday, 2:50 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Phi
  • Marlins place Solano on paternity leave list
    Marlins placed INF Donovan Solano on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Solano can remain on paternity leave for 24 to 72 hours. Dee Gordon will take his place on the active roster. Tuesday, 12:06 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs NYM
  • Blue Jays officially acquire Troy Tulowitzki
    Blue Jays acquired SS Troy Tulowitzki and RHP LaTroy Hawkins from the Rockies for SS Jose Reyes and RHPs Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro, and Jesus Tinoco.

    Advice: While many expected the Blue Jays to make a big splash for their pitcher, they stunned the baseball world late Monday night by upgrading what was already the best offense in the majors. Tulowitzki has managed to stay mostly healthy this season while batting .300/.348/.471 with 12 home runs and 53 RBI over 87 games. His injury history is a concern, especially on the turf at Rogers Centre, but the 30-year-old could age better in the American League because of the ability to DH. Tulowitzki will receive a $2 million assignment bonus for being traded and his contract now includes a full no-trade clause. He's owed $94 million from 2016-2020 with a $15 million club option or $4 million buyout in 2021. Tuesday, 8:06 am
  • Cano walks twice, homers, but Mariners lose
    Robinson Cano had a pair of walks and a solo home run in five plate appearances, but the Mariners fell to the Diamondbacks in 10 innings on Monday.

    Advice: Cano delivered a solo home run off of Robbie Ray in the sixth inning to reduce the Mariners' deficit to one run. He's had a torrid July, homering seven times while hitting .347 (33-for-95). As a result, his triple-slash line is up to .265/.309/.416 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI on the season. Monday, 10:46 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. Monday, 9:56 pm
  • Troy Tulowitzki traded to Jays for Jose Reyes
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins have been traded to the Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and minor leaguers.

    Advice: Well, how about that for a late-night surprise? Offense certainly wasn't a need for Toronto given that they are leading baseball in runs by a wide margin, but they obviously saw an opportunity to make a strength even stronger. They're also improving their defense with the deal, as Reyes' defense has really gone south. Tulo is under contract through 2020 with a club option for 2021. Reyes might be flipped elsewhere, as dealing Tulo but then taking on Reyes' contract wouldn't mesh with the Rockies' rebuild. Colorado is reportedly set to receive Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and one other minor leaguer in the deal. Monday, 9:32 pm
  • Cabrera (hamstring) to be activated Tuesday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game.

    Advice: Cabrera played in his first rehab game with High-A Charlotte on Monday and evidently that's all he needed. The veteran shortstop will have missed just one day more than the minimum with a strained right hamstring. Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Joaquin Arias designated for assignment
    Giants designated INF Joaquin Arias for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears space on the roster for the return of Nori Aoki. Arias has been with the Giants since 2012 but was hitting just .207/.207/.276 this season. He'll clear waivers given his $1.45 million salary and should remain in the organization. Monday, 4:29 pm
    New Player Note
    Joaquín Árias SF - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Pads have discussed Starlin Castro with Cubs
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Padres have discussed Starlin Castro with the Cubs.

    Advice: Morosi adds that the Cubs have inquired on the Padres' starters and he opines that a Castro-for-James Shields swap might make some sense. Castro has been a colossal disappointment with the Cubs this season, hitting just .233/.268/.302 with five homers. He's under contract through 2019 and the Cubs would probably love to use him as a trade chip this week to get pitching help. Monday, 3:33 pm
  • Pads shopping second baseman Jedd Gyorko
    According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Padres are shopping Jedd Gyorko "hard."

    Advice: Gyorko is batting just .212/.279/.333 in 652 plate appearances since the beginning of the 2014 season. That's right around the time he signed a five-year, $35 million contract extension with the Padres coming off a 2013 campaign in which he tallied 23 home runs and 63 RBI. The 26-year-old second baseman probably isn't going to draw much interest on his own, but maybe the Friars can throw him into a package with one of their more attractive trade chips. Monday, 7:05 am
  • Asdrubal (hamstring) ready for rehab games
    Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) is set to begin a rehab assignment Monday night with High-A Port Charlotte.

    Advice: Cabrera, who's been out since July 12 with a strained right hamstring, will play between five and seven innings in his first rehab game. The expectation is that his rehab assignment will be a short one. "He's a veteran guy, so he gives us as good a sense as anybody as to when he thinks he's ready," manager Kevin Cash said Sunday. "But I know he's itching to get back." Monday, 7:00 am
  • Kipnis (neck) goes 0-for-4 in return Sat.
    Jason Kipnis (neck) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Sunday in his return to the Indians' lineup.

    Advice: Kipnis was held out of action on Saturday due to some mild stiffness in his neck. It obviously isn't a big deal. The second baseman is slashing .321/.397/.476 in what has otherwise been a frustrating year for Cleveland. Monday, 5:54 am
    15-Day DL
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