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  • Crisp (neck) has two hits in return from DL
    Coco Crisp (neck) went 2-for-4 with a run scored Monday against the Orioles in his return from the disabled list.

    Advice: Crisp ended up missing more than two more months with a neck injury. He's no sure thing to stay healthy given his history, but the A's are planning on using him as their primary left fielder and No. 2 hitter. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:33 am
  • Gomes homers, but Indians drop game to LAA
    Yan Gomes finished 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Gomes clubbed a two-run home run in the first inning to extend the Indians' lead to 3-0. The backstop has swung a better bat since the beginning of July, but still has a measly .227/.254/.369 batting line on the year along with six home runs and 20 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Joseph homers, helping Orioles beat the A's
    Caleb Joseph hit an RBI double and a two-run home run in four at-bats on Monday, helping the Orioles to a 9-2 win against the Athletics.

    Advice: Joseph made it a 6-0 game with a two-run home run off of Jesse Chavez in the fourth inning. He tacked on an RBI double in the fifth inning to make it 8-1. Splitting time with Matt Wieters behind the plate, Joseph is hitting .250/.325/.429 with nine home runs and 37 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Davis clubs another homer as O's beat the A's
    Chris Davis went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Monday's win versus the Athletics.

    Advice: Davis gave the Orioles a 3-0 lead in the first inning when he took Jesse Chavez yard with a pair of ducks on the pond. He's homered in back-to-back games, and eight times in his last 13 games. Davis now owns a .245/.325/.508 batting line with 27 home runs and 75 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • Blackmon's 4-hit night wasted as Rockies lose
    Charlie Blackmon registered four hits, including two doubles, in six at-bats on Monday as the Rockies were felled by the Mariners.

    Advice: Blackmon doubled to lead off the bottom of the first and came around to score on a Jose Reyes single. He added an RBI double in the sixth inning. It's been another fine year for the outfielder, who's hitting .298/.366/.471 with 12 home runs, 44 RBI, 29 stolen bases, and 64 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Seager has a big night as Mariners edge Rocks
    Kyle Seager went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a solo home run, and three runs scored on Monday as the Mariners outlasted the Rockies.

    Advice: Seager hit the first of back-to-back home runs with Nelson Cruz. He also scored runs in the first and seventh innings. The third baseman had been in a slump, batting .133 (4-for-30) in his previous seven games. Seager's numbers on the season are solid, hitting .270/.329/.447 with 16 home runs and 44 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Cruz belts 30th HR, Mariners hang on to win
    Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run as the Mariners narrowly escaped with a win against the Rockies on Monday.

    Advice: Cruz went back-to-back with Kyle Seager in the second inning, extending the Mariners' lead to 6-1. It's his 30th homer of the year, marking only the third time he's crossed the 30-homer threshold in 11 big league seasons. (He's hit 29 twice, though.) Cruz has also knocked in 66 runs while hitting .321/.385/.590. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Lonnie Chisenhall departs with whiplash
    Lonnie Chisenhall left Monday's game against the Angels due to a cervical strain.

    Advice: It's a fancy way of saying he had whiplash, which he suffered after making a diving attempt in right field. Consider Chisenhall day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Abreu homers, but White Sox lose late to Rays
    Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Abreu tied the game up at 2-2 in the sixth inning when he drilled a two-run home run to center field off of Nate Karns. The first baseman has been on a power surge of late, homering five times in his last 11 games, giving him 19 on the year along with 64 RBI and a .299/.355/.510 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Sizemore homers, Rays rally late vs White Sox
    Grady Sizemore ripped a game-tying solo home run, aiding in a comeback win over the White Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Sizemore entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning and doubled, then later scored. The next inning, he slugged a game-tying solo home run off of lefty reliever Zach Duke. Aside from a few productive games in early July shortly after joining the Rays, Sizemore hasn't done much at the plate, batting .241/.250/.448 with three home runs and eight RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:50 pm
  • Castro slugs a grand slam, but Astros lose
    Jason Castro went 2-for-4 with a double and a grand slam in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Castro unloaded the bases with a four-bagger in the fourth inning against Colby Lewis, bringing the Astros back into the game at 11-7. The catcher has hit safely in seven consecutive games and hit home runs in three of his last four contests. Castro's surge has brought his modest batting line up to .225/.289/.406 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:48 pm
  • Solarte's 2 HR, 4 RBI power Padres to a win
    Yangervis Solarte hit two home runs, knocked in four runs, and drew a walk in five plate appearances in Monday's win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Solarte put the Padres on the board early with a first-inning solo home run against Wily Peralta. He added a three-run home run to cap off a six-run seventh inning. The third baseman is on a nine-game hitting streak, the most recent four of which have included multiple hits. Solarte owns a productive .266/.319/.418 batting line with seven home runs and 40 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:30 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:18 pm
  • Conforto hits first MLB HR as the Mets roll
    Michael Conforto's first major league home run was a three-run home run that gave the Mets a lead they wouldn't relinquish on Monday versus the Marlins.

    Advice: The 22-year-old rookie was batting .211 (4-for-19) in his first six big league games entering Monday. With a pair of ducks on the pond, Conforto deposited a Tom Koehler offering over the fence in right field at Marlins Park to give the Mets a 3-0 lead. He finished 2-for-4. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:14 pm
  • Castillo's homer binge continues in ARI win
    Welington Castillo hit another home run in Monday's victory versus the Nationals, finishing 1-for-4.

    Advice: Castillo went back-to-back with David Peralta in the fourth inning against Doug Fister. His solo blast made it a 4-0 ballgame. The catcher has five home runs in his last six games, giving him 12 on the season and 10 since joining the Diamondbacks in early June. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:57 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:47 pm
  • Freddie Freeman suffers strained oblique
    Freddie Freeman was pulled from Monday's game versus the Giants with a right oblique strain.

    Advice: Well, at least he didn't aggravate his wrist injury. The Braves are calling Freeman day-to-day for the time being, but, as we all know, oblique injuries usually wind up leading to stints on the disabled list. Chris Johnson would be poised to take over at first base if Freeman misses significant time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:13 pm
  • Freddie Freeman exits with undisclosed injury
    Freddie Freeman left Monday's game against the Giants with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: He didn't suffer an obvious injury but was replaced at first base by Chris Johnson in the top of the fifth inning. The worry has to be that Freeman re-injured his right wrist, but the Braves should offer more on his status later Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:39 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:46 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Jose Ramirez recalled from Triple-A
    Indians recalled INF Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Ramirez lost his shortstop job when Francisco Lindor was promoted but should see some time at second base while Jason Kipnis (shoulder) is out. He's hit only .176/.243/.235 in the majors this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:36 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:32 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • A's activate Coco Crisp from disabled list
    Athletics activated OF Coco Crisp from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Crisp is finally ready to give it a go again after being sidelined since mid-May with his ongoing neck issue. He had only two hits in 45 at-bats before going on the disabled list and remains a major health risk going forward. However, the A's plan to start him in left field and bat him second in the lineup as long as he's able to stay on the field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:23 pm
  • Blue Jays outright Ezequiel Carrera to AAA
    Blue Jays sent OF Ezequiel Carrera outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Carrera was designated for assignment by the Jays on Saturday and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 28-year-old outfielder is a .259/.311/.349 career hitter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:46 pm
    Not Active
    4:07 pm vs Min
     
  • Kris Bryant (head) in Cubs' lineup on Monday
    Kris Bryant (head) is in the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday night against the Pirates.

    Advice: Bryant made an early exit from Sunday's series finale against the Brewers after experiencing some lightheadedness. A concussion was ruled out after testing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:33 pm
  • White Sox release catcher George Kottaras
    White Sox released C George Kottaras.

    Advice: The well-traveled veteran catcher was batting .247/.403/.505 with seven home runs and 19 RBI in 31 games for the Triple-A affiliate of the White Sox. Kottaras should be able to latch on with another club rather quickly. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:15 pm
    Not Active
    5:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Athletics pick up Danny Valencia off waivers
    Athletics claimed INF/OF Danny Valencia off waivers from the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Valencia was designated for assignment by Toronto in a somewhat surprising move after the July 31 trade deadline. He's having a very good season and drew interest from a range of teams (including the White Sox, Rangers, and Orioles) on the waiver wire. The 30-year-old probably isn't going to carry a ton of fantasy value in Oakland. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:06 pm
    7:05 pm vs Bal
     
  • Joe Mauer out of Twins' lineup on Monday
    Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Mauer gets a day off with the Twins taking on new Blue Jays left-hander David Price. Trevor Plouffe is starting at first base and batting third at Toronto's Rogers Centre. Eduardo Nunez is handling the hot corner. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:44 am
  • ChiSox, Rangers, O's interested in Valencia
    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the White Sox, Rangers and Orioles have emerged as the most likely destinations for Danny Valencia.

    Advice: In a bit of a surprise move, Valencia was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Saturday. He is expected to be claimed off trade waivers on Monday, which will give the Jays an opportunity to deal him. Valencia is having a terrific season, slashing .296/.331/.506 with seven long balls and 29 RBI in his 162 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:16 pm
    7:05 pm vs Bal
     
  • Cruz crushes 440-foot homer against Twins
    Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with a long solo home run in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Twins.

    Advice: Cruz belted his prodigious bomb off of Twins closer Glen Perkins with two outs in the ninth. It was the first run that either team scored on the day. The Twins would tie it up in the bottom of the inning before the Mariners pushed across three runs in the 11th to pick up the victory. Cruz has been on fire of late, with homers in each of his last three games and five over his last eight. He's now hitting a sterling .317/.380/.581 with 29 homers and 65 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:41 pm
  • Kris Bryant to be re-evaluated on Monday
    Kris Bryant exited Sunday's game against the Brewers as a precautionary measure due to dizziness.

    Advice: Bryant injured himself when sliding headfirst into second base. He went through the concussion protocol without any issues and will be re-evaluated on Monday. He's considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:52 pm
  • Davis provides Orioles' only offense with HR
    Chris Davis went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Davis provided the only blemish on the afternoon for the Tigers' young lefty Daniel Norris, homering in the fourth inning. The 1B/OF has matched last year's home run total at 26, and has also knocked in 72 runs while hitting .245/.327/.504. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:18 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • Mets recall Michael Conforto from Triple-A
    Mets recalled OF Michael Conforto from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Conforto was just sent back down to the minor leagues on Saturday to make room on the active roster for Yoenis Cespedes. The 22-year-old is hitting .211 (4-for-19) with no homers and three RBI through his first six games in the big leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:41 pm
  • Kris Bryant leaves game with head/neck injury
    Kris Bryant left Sunday's game against the Brewers with an apparent injury to his head/neck area.

    Advice: Bryant injured himself on a head-first slide into second base. He was able to walk off the field under his own power and looked to be OK, so perhaps the Cubs were just being cautious here. They should offer more on the third baseman's status later Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:55 pm
  • Coco Crisp (neck) to be activated Monday
    Coco Crisp (neck) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: Crisp has been out since late May with his chronic neck injury. He had just two hits in 45 at-bats before going on the disabled list and is a poor bet to remain healthy over a long period of time. A's manager Bob Melvin did note that he plans to hit Crisp second, though, which helps make him an interesting gamble in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:47 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:08 am
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Yan Gomes not in Sunday's lineup
    Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Roberto Perez will catch in Gomes' place. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:26 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:25 am
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Lonnie Chisenhall homers for Indians
    Lonnie Chisenhall homered for the Indians' only run Saturday against the A's.

    Advice: Chisenhall is 4-for-11 in three games since returning to the majors Thursday. Since he's likely to keep on starting in the outfield against righties, he should be a nice AL-only option the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:48 pm
  • Cruz smashes homer and double in loss
    Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Saturday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Cruz took Twins starter Kyle Gibson deep for a solo homer to lead off the sixth inning. The bomb was his 28th of the year. He's homered in four of his last seven games, including each of his last two. For the season, he's slashing .316/.380/.576 with the 28 homers and 64 RBI. Cruz will go through his cold streaks, as he did in a tough June, but when he's on, his bat is magical. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:01 pm
  • Blackmon doubles and triples to spark victory
    Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a double and triple in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: With the big game, Blackmon's now hit six triples. He's slashing .292/.361/.464 with 12 homers and 44 RBI. The Rockies are playing out the string, but that's not Blackmon's fault, and he's hitting toward career highs in multiple offensive categories to this point in the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:35 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:06 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Mets send down Michael Conforto
    Mets optioned OF Michael Conforto to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: New York sent him down to make room for Yoenis Cespedes. Conforto got off to a good start (4-for-7 in his first two games), but went hitless over his last four contests. The 22-year-old should have plenty more chances to make an impact in the big leagues, but for now, he's better off getting regular at-bats in Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:49 pm
  • Jays designate Danny Valencia for assignment
    Blue Jays designated INF/OF Danny Valencia for assignment.

    Advice: With all of the recent acquisitions that the Blue Jays have made, they were forced to make a few tough decisions on their roster and it appears that Valencia is the odd-man out. The lefty-masher was hitting .296/.331/.506 overall with seven homers and 29 RBI in 162 at-bats. He should attract interest from plenty of teams looking to upgrade their bench. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:17 am
    7:05 pm vs Bal
     
  • Blue Jays designate Carrera for assignment
    Blue Jays designated OF Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.

    Advice: The 28-year-old outfielder had done a nice job in limited time for the Jays, hitting .279/.327/.374 with three homers and 21 RBI in 70 games. He could attract some interest on waivers. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:15 am
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    4:07 pm vs Min
     
  • Rays recall Grady Sizemore from Triple-A
    Rays recalled OF Grady Sizemore from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: He takes the place of Mikie Mahtook on the Rays roster. Prior to his demotion, the veteran outfielder was hitting .235/.245/.392 with two homers, seven RBI and a 13/1 K/BB ratio in 15 games with the Rays. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:09 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 Saturday, 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 Friday, 11:43 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 Friday, 10:44 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 Friday, 9:51 pm
  • Welington Castilo belts game winning homer
    Welington Castillo belted a game-winning solo home run in the 10th inning on Friday, powering the Diamondbacks to a 6-4 victory over the Astros.

    Advice: Castillo victimized Pat Neshek for the go-ahead blast, which was immediately followed by a solo shot off the bat of teammate Jake Lamb. Castillo finished the night 3-for-5 and scored three runs. He has been a tremendous addition to the Diamondbacks, hitting .293 (34-for-116) with nine homers and 20 RBI in just 36 games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:04 pm
  • Jason Castro's three-run bomb not enough
    Jason Castro blasted a three-run home run on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Astros to victory over the visiting Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Castro's towering blast came off Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa as part of a four-run fourth inning. Unfortunately, that would wind up being the extent of the Astros offense in the ballgame as they would fall in 10 innings. It's the second straight day that the hard-hitting backstop has gone deep, and he's now hitting .216/.282/.381 with nine homers and 25 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:57 pm
  • Freeman belts 14th homer in loss to Phillies
    Freddie Freeman belted his 14th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Phillies on Friday.

    Advice: The Phillies jumped out to an early 9-0 lead in this one, and Freeman's two-run shot in the eighth merely made it a 9-3 ballgame. He also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4 and raising his season slash to .288/.354/.509 to go along with 14 bombs and 45 RBI. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:30 pm
  • Coco Crisp to remain on rehab through weekend
    Coco Crisp (neck) will remain on his minor league rehab assignment with High-A Stockton throughout the weekend.

    Advice: He is scheduled to play in games on Friday and Saturday before being re-evaluated by the Athletics medical staff on Sunday. If all goes well, there's a chance that he could rejoin the A's lineup on Monday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:03 pm
  • Jason Castro delivers walkoff bomb
    Jason Castro hit a game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth as the Astros topped the Angels 3-0 on Thursday.

    Advice: Castro was making his first start of the series. The big blast gave him his first RBI since July 3, his first homer since June 12 and his first three-RBI game since last year. Hank Conger probably deserves to keep starting two out of every three games for now, but if Castro does pick it up offensively, it's no secret that the Astros prefer his defense behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:56 pm
  • Chris Davis homers, knocks in four runs
    Chris Davis went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, four RBI and a walk Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Davis has six homers in 13 games since the All-Star break and 25 overall. It's not nearly the same kind of season he had in 2013, not with his .244 average, but it's is a big improvement on what he did last year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:28 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • 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
  • Kris Bryant not in Thursday's lineup
    Kris Bryant is not in Thursday's lineup against the Brewers.

    Advice: He's just getting a day off. Chris Coghlan will fill in at third base and bat third. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:01 pm
  • Yangervis Solarte goes 4-for-5
    Yangervis Solarte finished 4-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored Wednesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Solarte is playing fairly regularly with Will Middlebrooks in the minors and Cory Spangenberg on the DH, and he's hit well this month, batting .284 with three homers in 74 at-bats. There's no mixed-league value here at all, but he's giving the Padres a lift. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:38 pm
  • Castillo blasts two homers as D'Backs top M's
    Welington Castillo blasted a pair of home runs off Felix Hernandez on Wednesday, powering the Diamondbacks to an 8-2 victory over the Mariners in Seattle.

    Advice: Castillo capped off a four-run uprising in the first inning with a two-run blast, then added a solo shot in the fourth. He finished the afternoon 2-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .280 (31-for-111) with eight homers and 19 RBI in 35 games with the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:53 pm
  • Welington Castillo (elbow) back in action
    Welington Castillo (elbow) is back in the Diamondbacks' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Castillo sat out Tuesday after being hit in the elbow with a pitch Monday, but he's ready to roll now. He's hitting .269/.358/.500 with six homers in 34 games since arriving in Arizona. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:12 am
  • 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
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:34 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
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:40 pm
    15-Day DL
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  • Freeman homers early, Braves defeated by O's
    Freddie Freeman went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run on Tuesday as the Braves lost 7-3 to the Orioles.

    Advice: Freeman, playing in his fourth game since being activated from the disabled list, staked the Braves to a 2-0 lead when he drilled a two-run home run off of Ubaldo Jimenez in the first inning. He's now 2-for-14 since being activated, but still owns a terrific .291/.359/.511 batting line along with 13 home runs and 43 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:17 pm
  • Davis has 2 HR, 5 RBI to down the Braves
    Chris Davis crushed a pair of home runs to drive in five runs, helping the Orioles take down the Braves on Tuesday.

    Advice: The O's fell behind 2-0 in the top of the first inning, but Davis quickly responded with a three-run home run in the bottom half. He added a two-run shot in the second, with both blasts coming against Julio Teheran -- his only hits in four at-bats on the night. Davis is swinging a hot stick as he's homered five times in his last seven games, giving him 24 on the season with 65 RBI and a .243/.325/.497 line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:09 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • Welington Castillo (elbow) not in lineup
    Welington Castillo (elbow) is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Castillo left Monday's game after being hit on the elbow by a pitch. He looks to be day-to-day for now. Oscar Hernandez is catching Tuesday, while Jarrod Saltalamacchia is serving as the designated hitter. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:04 pm
  • Yan Gomes not in Indians' lineup Tuesday
    Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: It's just a day off for the 28-year-old catcher, who has a disappointing .223/.249/.346 slash line on the season. He's a pretty good bet to produce better numbers down the stretch. Roberto Perez is starting behind the plate Tuesday night against the Royals. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Welington Castillo exits after HBP on elbow
    Welington Castillo left Monday's game versus the Mariners after being hit on the elbow by a pitch.

    Advice: Castillo didn't sound too optimistic about the injury after the game. "It doesn’t feel really good right now," he said. "We will see tomorrow." Jarrod Saltalamacchia would be in line for more playing time if Castillo is sidelined for a while. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:26 pm
  • Castillo homers, D'Backs beat the Mariners
    Welington Castillo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Diamondbacks eked out a win over the Mariners on Monday.

    Advice: Castillo pushed the Diamondbacks' lead to 2-0 with a solo shot off of Mike Montgomery in the second inning. The catcher has gone yard six times in 122 plate appearances as a member of the Diamondbacks, giving him eight total along with 23 RBI. Castillo is carrying a .238/.324/.457 line as a National Leaguer. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:43 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
  • Bryant drills a walk-off 2-run homer vs. COL
    Kris Bryant delivered a walk-off two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the Cubs overtake the Rockies on Monday.

    Advice: Rafael Soriano blew the save in the top half of the ninth inning, allowing four runs to put the Cubs down 8-7. Kris Bryant picked up his teammate, victimizing Rockies closer John Axford for a two-run bomb to left-center. He hit an RBI single as part of a six-run fourth inning as well. The rookie has done well thus far, batting .254/.358/.453 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:45 pm
  • Cards 'don't appear high' on O's Chris Davis
    According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Cardinals "don't appear to be high" on Chris Davis.

    Advice: St. Louis is known to be in search of an upgrade at first base, but the Cardinals' primary target seems to be the Brewers' Adam Lind. Crasnick says the Cards are "wary" of Davis' lofty strikeout totals, and it also probably helps that Lind carries a team-friendly option for 2016 whereas Davis is due to become a free agent. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:22 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Jul 27, 5:54 am
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  • Joseph drills a homer, helping O's best Rays
    Caleb Joseph went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win versus the Rays.

    Advice: Joseph took Matt Moore out to left-center in the fourth inning, extending the Orioles' lead to 5-0. The backstop has now registered multiple RBI in four of his last seven games, giving him 30 RBI on the season along with seven home runs and a .235/.306/.390 batting line. Rotoworld.com Jul 26, 1:06 pm
  • Coco Crisp (neck) to begin rehab assignment
    Coco Crisp (neck) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Stockton on Monday.

    Advice: He's slated to play for games there before being re-evaluated, so it sounds like Crisp could be activated by the end of the week. The veteran outfielder has been on the shelf since late May with a nagging neck issue. He had just two hits in 45 at-bats before going on the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Jul 26, 11:15 am
  • 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 Jul 25, 7:13 pm
  • Davis crushes grand slam in O's win
    Chris Davis launched a grand slam in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Rays.

    Advice: Davis unloaded on an Erasmo Ramirez offering with one out and the bases juiced in the third inning to give the Orioles a 4-0 lead. It was his 22nd homer of the season and pushed his RBI total to an even 60 on the year. The slugger has been in the zone of late, with three homers and two doubles in his last four games. That, on top of an ongoing eight-game hitting streak. He's currently hitting .242/.321/.487. On Friday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported that the Orioles were considering selling off some pieces at the trade deadline. Davis is one of those potential pieces, and with his recent hot stretch, he should draw interest as a rental from multiple teams if the team does, indeed, try to move him. Rotoworld.com Jul 25, 5:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • Kipnis out Saturday because of neck stiffness
    Jason Kipnis is out of the Indians' starting lineup on Saturday night because of a stiff neck.

    Advice: One day off should do the trick for Kipnis. Mike Aviles will start at second base and bat leadoff as the Indians do battle with White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. Rotoworld.com Jul 25, 3:20 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Braves activate Freddie Freeman from DL
    Braves activated 1B Freddie Freeman from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Freeman has been sidelined since June 18 due to a bone bruise in his wrist, but the club apparently feels that he's ready to return without a lengthy minor league rehab assignment. Before hitting the DL, the 25-year-old slugger was hitting .299/.367/.520 with 12 homers and 41 RBI in 66 games. Rotoworld.com Jul 25, 12:14 pm
  • Welington Castillo appears as pinch hitter
    Welington Castillo (hamstring) grounded out as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Castillo was scratched from the D'Backs starting lineup on Wednesday due to tightness in his hamstring and hasn't started since. He's expected to get back behind the dish at some point over the weekend. Rotoworld.com Jul 25, 5:38 am
  • Blackmon scores winning run on wild pitch
    Charlie Blackmon scored the winning run on a wild pitch in Friday's 6-5 win over the Reds.

    Advice: With Ryan Mattheus pitching, Blackmon reached on an infield single with one out before stealing second base and moving over to third on a ground out from D.J. LeMahieu. Mattheus then threw a pitch in the dirt which trickled away from Tucker Barnhart and allowed Blackmon to scamper home with the winning run. Blackmon went 3-for-5 on the night and owns an impressive .296/.366/.466 batting line on the season. Rotoworld.com Jul 24, 9:45 pm
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