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  • Corbin (elbow) on track for July 7-8 return
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) will make his season debut for the Diamondbacks on either July 7 or 8 in Texas.

    Advice: Corbin will make one final rehab start on Thursday to complete his rehab from Tommy John surgery. The left-hander has put up a 4.76 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 17 innings across four rehab starts to this point but has reportedly been hitting the mid-90s on the radar gun. Despite the nice velocity, fantasy owners should probably take a wait-and-see approach with Corbin rather than trusting him right away.
    33 minutes ago
    60-Day DL
    6:40 pm vs LAD
  • Morin (oblique) to return Tues. or Wed.
    Mike Morin (oblique) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Advice: Morin is done with his rehab assignment, but he pitched on Sunday so the Angels will give him a day or two of rest before activating him. He's missed the last month with a strained left oblique.
    38 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Dodgers not in active discussions for Niese
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are "not in active discussions" with the Mets regarding Jon Niese.

    Advice: He adds that Niese is just "one of many pitchers" the Dodgers are considering. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has also reported that the Cubs -- another club connected to Niese -- had discussions about the lefty but are "not on him now." Niese may very well wind up being traded, but Heyman says his market is "less than robust at present."
    Today, 2:33 pm
  • Hamilton (hamstring) could be used in CF
    The Rangers are considering using Josh Hamilton (hamstring) in center field when he's activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

    Advice: Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News notes that the club is "desperate for offense from center field" with Leonys Martin in a 3-for-43 slump. It's unclear whether the Rangers are considering using him regularly or just part-time at the position. Hamilton hasn't played center regularly since 2012 but said that he's "absolutely" ready for the position after playing the last two games of his rehab assignment there. If he does settle into center field full-time, it would obviously be bad news for Martin. It could, however, be good news for Joey Gallo, who might be used as the regular left fielder in that case.
    Today, 2:26 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 x @Bal
  • Khris Davis (knee) to begin rehab assignment
    Khris Davis (knee) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Wisconsin on Wednesday.

    Advice: The rehab assignment is expected to last five days, putting Davis in line for activation on July 5 assuming all goes well. The outfielder has been on the shelf for a month with a torn meniscus in his right knee.
    Today, 2:15 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 1-0 x @Phi
  • Evan Gattis not in Monday's lineup
    Evan Gattis is not in the Astros' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It looks to simply be a day off. Jon Singleton is in the designated hitter spot in Gattis' place.
    Today, 1:11 pm
  • Josh Hamilton won't be activated Monday
    Josh Hamilton (hamstring) will not be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: Hamilton will be reevaluated Tuesday. He's looked good during his rehab with Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock and should be back in the majors later this week. In the mean time, the Rangers will have to decide what to do with power-hitting rookie Joey Gallo.
    Today, 12:50 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 x @Bal
  • Jonathan Schoop takes BP Monday in Baltimore
    Jonathan Schoop (knee) will take batting practice with the Orioles on Monday.

    Advice: The Orioles considered activating him Monday but instead it looks like he'll continue his rehab at Triple-A Norfolk. Ryan Flaherty has filled in at second base during Schoop's absence.
    Today, 12:41 pm
    60-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x Tex
  • Brandon Phillips (hand) not in Reds' lineup
    Brandon Phillips (hand) is not in the Reds' starting lineup Monday versus the Twins.

    Advice: He hurt both hands in Sunday's loss to the Mets. Ivan De Jesus will grab the start at second base and hit second. Phillips is having a nice bounce-back season. His .287 average this year is his highest since 2011.
    Today, 12:05 pm
  • Miscommunication led to early exit for Price
    David Price's outing Sunday was cut short because of a miscommunication with manager Brad Ausmus.

    Advice: Ausmus had planned to bring Price out for the seventh inning but he had already gotten undressed. The left-hander took responsibility for the mixup, calling it a "miscommunication on everyone's part." Hopefully Price and Ausmus can get on the same page next time out against Toronto.
    Today, 11:17 am
  • Chad Billingsley (lat) set to return Thursday
    The Phillies will activate Chad Billingsley (lat) from the disabled list Thursday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Lat and shoulder injuries have sidelined Billingsley for the last six weeks. He went 1-1 with a 5.06 ERA in three rehab starts for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. With Billingsley back in the rotation, left-hander Adam Morgan is likely headed to Triple-A.
    Today, 10:07 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-1 vs Mil
  • Wainwright (Achilles) wants to return this season
    While attending Albert Pujols' charity golf tournament on Monday, Adam Wainwright (Achilles) said "I'll do whatever it takes to pitch in October."

    Advice: Wainwright was placed on the 60-day disabled list after tearing his Achilles in April. This is at least the second time the 33-year-old has hinted at a comeback this year. The Cardinals have gone 39-20 in Wainwright's absence and don't need to rush him back. We're guessing the right-hander won't be on the mound again until next year's spring training.
    Today, 9:52 am
    60-Day DL
  • Erik Kratz clears waivers, elects free agency
    Erik Kratz has elected to become a free agent.

    Advice: He went unclaimed on waivers after the Red Sox designated him for assignment last week. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports suggests the Mariners could be interested. The 35-year-old has appeared in four major league games this season, all with Kansas City.
    Today, 9:02 am
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  • Josh Hamilton (hamstring) could return Monday
    The Rangers are expected to activate Josh Hamilton (hamstring) from the disabled list on Monday or Tuesday.

    Advice: A strained hamstring sidelined Hamilton for close to a month. He went 4-for-12 with three RBI in four rehab games for Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. With Hamilton back in the lineup, the Rangers may have to get creative in the way they use Joey Gallo. He's been filling in at left field the past few weeks.
    Today, 7:31 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 x @Bal
  • Decision coming on Jonathan Schoop (knee)
    The Orioles are expected to make a decision on Jonathan Schoop (knee) on Monday.

    Advice: Schoop will either be activated from the disabled list or continue his rehab with Triple-A Norfolk. He's been rehabbing at Double-A Bowie but the Baysox are going on the road and the Orioles would prefer to have Schoop closer to Baltimore. Schoop's 20-day rehab window expires on July 8. The 23-year-old hasn't appeared in the major leagues since April 17.
    Today, 6:00 am
    60-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x Tex
  • Red Sox could keep three catchers
    The Red Sox could keep three catchers when Ryan Hanigan (hand) returns from the disabled list on Wednesday.

    Advice: Sandy Leon would seem to be the odd man out but he'd have to clear waivers to go to the minor leagues, which would give other teams a chance to claim him. The Red Sox don't have much catching depth with Christian Vasquez out for the season and Humberto Quintero on Triple-A Pawtucket's disabled list. Leon hasn't provided much offense (.160 in 75 at-bats) but he's been Boston's best defensive catcher.
    Today, 4:51 am
  • Martinez punches out six in win over Cubs
    Carlos Martinez delivered an outstanding performance in Sunday's victory over the Cubs, surrendering just one run on two hits over six strong innings.

    Advice: Martinez punched out six on the night and walked three. The only blemish on his evening was a sacrifice fly off the bat of Anthony Rizzo in the third inning. Now 9-3 on the season, the terrific young right-hander owns a 2.80 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 100/39 K/BB ratio over 93 1/3 innings. He'll look to continue his dominance when he does battle against the Padres on Saturday.
    Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Yadier Molina has two hits as Cardinals roll
    Yadier Molina went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI as the Cardinals topped the Cubs 4-1 in a rain-soaked contest in St. Louis on Sunday night.

    Advice: The All-Star backstop doubled and came around to score the game's first run in the second inning. He then laced an RBI double to right field off Jason Hammel in the fourth inning that plated Jason Heyward. While the power has been noticeably absent this season, Molina is still slashing a healthy .293/.338/.378 with 26 RBI.
    Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Red Sox outright Erik Kratz to Triple-A
    Red Sox sent C Erik Kratz outright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: The 35-year-old was designated for assignment earlier in the week by the Red Sox, just a few days after being claimed off waivers from the Royals. He'll continue to provide organizational catching depth for the Red Sox.
    Yesterday, 5:41 pm
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  • Brandon Phillips leaves late with hand injury
    Brandon Phillips was removed from Sunday's game against the Mets with injuries to both of his hands.

    Advice: Phillips, who had surgery on his left thumb last season, suffered a left thumb injury last week. It's unclear what happened on Sunday, but he was seen looking at his right hand numerous times before departing. The Reds should have an update on his status shortly, but fantasy owners may want to secure a replacement for next week.
    Yesterday, 5:07 pm
  • Phillips clubs solo HR, but Reds fall to Mets
    Brandon Phillips went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, but the Reds were unable to overcome the Mets on Sunday.

    Advice: Phillips led off the game with a home run against rookie pitcher Steven Matz, but the Reds couldn't generate much else for the rest of the afternoon. Phillips now has five home runs, 30 RBI, and a .288/.321/.385 batting line along with a six-game hitting streak.
    Yesterday, 4:47 pm
  • Gattis legs out RBI triple in win over Yanks
    Evan Gattis had an RBI triple in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

    Advice: The designated hitter, not known for his wheels, legged out his third triple of the season and fourth of his career in the seventh inning to give the Astros the lead. The run batted in gives him 47 RBI on the year, ninth-best in the American League. His overall numbers lag a bit behind, as he's hitting .235/.266/.440 through Sunday's game.
    Yesterday, 1:47 pm
  • David Price solid in no-decision versus Sox
    David Price wasn't at his best but took a no-decision Sunday, allowing four runs over six innings in a 5-4 win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Price recorded five strikeouts and didn't walk anyone, but he exited after six frames losing 4-0. In an odd twist, the lefty reportedly was set to go out for the seventh inning, but he had assumed he was done after six and no one could find the lefty and alert him that he was supposed to keep pitching. Regardless, the Tigers came from behind to bail Price out. The southpaw will bring a 2.62 ERA into next weekend's matchup versus the Blue Jays.
    Yesterday, 1:39 pm
  • Rosenthal: Dodgers showing interest in Niese
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are interested in Jon Niese.

    Advice: It was Rosenthal who previously reported that the Cubs had interest in the lefty, and it appears we can add another team to the list. Niese has been up-and-down in 2015, posting a 4.12 ERA and just 58 strikeouts over 83 innings, but he would figure to offer both the Dodgers and Cubs a more stable option for the back-end of their rotation.
    Yesterday, 11:20 am
  • Rosenthal: Cubs have discussed Jon Niese
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs "have discussed" Jon Niese.

    Advice: Rosenthal cautions, though, that the Cubs "would probably prefer someone better." Niese has been solid in June with a 3.46 ERA, but he's been inconsistent overall this season with a 4.12 ERA and just 58 strikeouts over 83 innings. Chicago is happy with their first four starters but would like to upgrade the No. 5 spot.
    Yesterday, 8:49 am
  • Patrick Corbin k's five in rehab start Friday
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) punched out five hitters over six innings of work in his latest minor league rehab start with Double-A Mobile on Friday.

    Advice: Corbin gave up two runs on four hits and a pair of walks in the outing. He built his stamina up to 87 pitches in this outing and will require just one more rehab start before rejoining the Diamondbacks rotation.
    Saturday, 5:55 am
    60-Day DL
    6:40 pm vs LAD
  • Gattis has two hits, RBI vs. Yankees
    Evan Gattis went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Gattis now has back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time since May 29-30. The 28-year-old has alternated bad and good months so far this season, which has resulted in a .232 batting average and a .262 on-base percentage. However, he has managed 13 home runs and 45 RBI.
    Friday, 8:58 pm
  • Phillips singles, steals two bases in loss
    Brandon Phillips singled and stole two bases in a loss to the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: Phillips is now up to 11 steals on the year. He had just seven steals combined between 2013-2014. The 33-year-old isn't providing as much power as he once did, but he's finding other ways to be useful for fantasy owners.
    Friday, 6:41 pm
  • Jonathan Schoop (knee) nearing activation
    Jonathan Schoop (knee) could be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

    Advice: That's only if Adam Jones (shoulder) has to go on the DL. If Jones doesn't, Schoop is likely to return Monday. Working his way back from a PCL tear in his left knee, Schoop is batting .273/.304/.773 over six rehab games and will play in a seventh game Friday.
    Friday, 12:30 pm
    60-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x Tex
  • Brandon Phillips leads Reds past Pirates
    Brandon Phillips went 3-for-7 with a go-ahead homer in the 13th as the Reds edged the Pirates 5-4 on Thursday.

    Advice: Andrew McCutchen thought he had a walkoff homer in the bottom of the 12th, but it turned out to be a double instead and he was left stranded. Phillips then delivered the decisive blow in the top of the 13th. He also tripled, stole a base and made a couple of nice defensive plays in the game. And all of this came after he was forced to sit out Wednesday's game because of a jammed left thumb.
    Thursday, 10:04 pm
  • Phillips (thumb) in Thursday's lineup
    Brandon Phillips (thumb) is in Thursday's lineup against the Pirates.

    Advice: Phillips didn't play Wednesday after jamming his thumb during Tuesday's game, but X-rays showed no fractures or tears. He'll likely test things out before the game before he's officially a go, but this is a good sign.
    Thursday, 2:03 pm
  • X-rays negative on Phillips' left thumb
    X-rays taken Wednesday on Brandon Phillips' jammed left thumb showed no fractures or tears.

    Advice: Phillips will test the thumb in pregame batting practice before the Reds release their starting lineup for Thursday night's series finale against the Pirates. Ivan DeJesus started at second base for Cincinnati on Wednesday.
    Thursday, 12:43 pm
  • Red Sox DFA veteran catcher Erik Kratz
    Red Sox designated C Erik Kratz for assignment.

    Advice: Kratz was only with the Red Sox for a handful of days and did not make a plate appearance. The 35-year-old catcher was claimed off waivers from the Royals on Sunday.
    Thursday, 7:51 am
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  • Hamilton (hammy) doubles in first rehab game
    Josh Hamilton (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a double in his first rehab game Wednesday at Double-A Frisco.

    Advice: Hamilton will now move his rehab to Triple-A Round Rock and should return to the Rangers' active roster early next week. He's been on the disabled list since June 4 because of a left hamstring strain. The was batting .273/.385/.636 with two home runs and five RBI in seven games for TExas before suffering the injury.
    Thursday, 7:21 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 x @Bal
  • Carlos Martinez could exceed 170 innings
    According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Cardinals officials believe Carlos Martinez can exceed 170 innings.

    Advice: But he probably won't go much longer than that. Martinez threw only 99 2/3 innings between the minors and majors in 2014, working primarily as a reliever. The 23-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.89 ERA and 94 strikeouts through 87 1/3 frames (14 starts) this season. He's currently on pace for 199 1/3 innings, so a shutdown period may be coming if the Cardinals want him available for October.
    Thursday, 6:06 am
  • Khris Davis (knee) takes batting practice
    Khris Davis (knee) took batting practice Wednesday for the first time since having knee surgery in early June.

    Advice: Davis has been rehabbing since tearing the meniscus in his right knee on May 30, and batting practice was a big step in his recovery. Assuming he continues to progress, he could be on a rehab assignment soon with an eye on returning around the All-Star break.
    Wednesday, 3:16 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 1-0 x @Phi
  • Brandon Phillips scratched with jammed thumb
    Brandon Phillips was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with a jammed left thumb.

    Advice: Phillips suffered the injury during Tuesday's game. It's the same thumb he had surgically-repaired last season, but it doesn't appear to be more than a day-to-day situation. Ivan DeJesus took his spot at second base.
    Wednesday, 12:53 pm
  • Price fans seven over 6 2/3 of one-run ball
    David Price held the Indians to just one run over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 7-3 victory.

    Advice: Price surrendered nine hits and needed 114 pitches to get through the 6 2/3 frames, but he also didn't walk anyone and struck out seven. The left-hander hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his last seven starts, as his ERA is down to 2.42 and he's now 7-2. He'll take on the White Sox at home on Sunday.
    Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Niese limits Brewers to two runs over six
    Jon Niese held the Brewers to two runs over six innings in a no-decision on Tuesday.

    Advice: Niese worked around eight hits and three walks in the start, his fourth consecutive quality start. The southpaw struck out three in the outing. The Mets eventually lost the game, leaving Niese at 3-7 with a 4.12 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the year. Niese hasn't won since May 9, and he'll look to get back in the win column Sunday against the Reds.
    Tuesday, 8:13 pm
  • Martinez earns eighth win against Marlins
    Carlos Martinez allowed three runs over seven innings Tuesday, earning the victory in the Cardinals' 4-3 win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Martinez was on the verge of a disastrous outing, allowing three runs on five hits through his first two innings of work, but he settled in nicely. Martinez held the Marlins scoreless over the next five innings and finished with nine strikeouts in the game. The quality start was the seventh consecutive for Martinez, who now owns a 2.89 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 94/36 K/BB ratio this year. Martinez will next take the hill Sunday against the Cubs.
    Tuesday, 7:16 pm
  • Corbin (elbow) to make two more rehab starts
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) will make two more rehab starts before rejoining the Diamondbacks' rotation.

    Advice: Corbin holds a 6.55 ERA and 6/5 K/BB ratio over 11 innings in his first three rehab outings. It's not a pretty bottom line, but the good news is that he's reportedly hitting the mid-90s on the radar gun. The lefty is a worth stash for fantasy owners, but they probably shouldn't be expecting a whole lot right out of the gate.
    Tuesday, 4:39 pm
    60-Day DL
    6:40 pm vs LAD
  • Hamilton (hamstring) set for rehab assignment
    Josh Hamilton (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Double-A Frisco.

    Advice: And he is aiming to rejoin the Rangers' active roster next week in Baltimore. Hamilton has been on the disabled list since June 4 with a left hamstring strain. The 34-year-old was batting .273/.385/.636 with two home runs and five RBI in seven games before suffering the injury.
    Tuesday, 1:54 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 x @Bal
  • Red Sox claim Erik Kratz off waivers
    Red Sox claimed C Erik Kratz off waivers from the Royals.

    Advice: Kratz isn't a very good defensive catcher but does offer nice pop as a backup. His stay in Boston could be brief with Ryan Hanigan (hand) due back from the disabled list soon.
    Jun 21, 11:04 am
    Not Active
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  • Yadier Molina getting a day off Sunday
    Yadier Molina is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off. Tony Cruz is at catcher while Molina rests.
    Jun 21, 7:53 am
  • Morin (oblique) ready for rehab assignment
    Mike Morin (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with rookie-level Arizona on Monday.

    Advice: He'll then move up to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday. Morin landed on the disabled list late last month with a left oblique strain but is poised to rejoin the Angels' bullpen soon.
    Jun 21, 7:18 am
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Phillips records 0-for-4 day in loss to MIA
    Brandon Phillips went 0-for-4 in Saturday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: As a team, the Reds managed just five total hits. Phillips had none of those. He's struggled to hit for any kind of power this season and is slashing .284/.322/.351 with three homers, 26 RBI and 28 runs scored. He's a possible trade candidate, though his numbers and the two years left on his contract beg the question as to whether the Reds would be able to draw much of an offer for Phillips from another team.
    Jun 20, 6:58 pm
  • Molina swats two-run homer vs. Phillies
    Yadier Molina went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk, and two runs scored Friday against the Phillies.

    Advice: The Cardinals cruised to a blowout win on Friday and Molina got things started with his blast off Phillippe Aumont in the second inning. After a long home run drought, the veteran backstop has gone deep twice this week. He's now hitting .291 on the year thanks to his recent surge.
    Jun 19, 8:21 pm
  • Reds 'wouldn't mind' trading Brandon Phillips
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Reds "wouldn't mind" trading Brandon Phillips.

    Advice: It's not a surprise, as his name has been involved in trade rumors dating back two offseasons ago. Whether there would be any kind of a market for Phillips is the bigger question. The veteran second baseman is having a solid season with a .295/.333/.364 batting line, but he has two years remaining on his contract beyond this season and will turn 34 later this month. He's also dealt with some nagging injuries this season.
    Jun 19, 8:53 am
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