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  • Harvey (elbow) to throw off mound next week
    Matt Harvey (elbow) has been cleared to begin throwing off a mound next week.

    Advice: Harvey was hoping to hop on a mound in June, but the Mets decided to play it safe and nixed that idea. The right-hander could get some innings in a fall instructional league but won't return to the majors until 2015. Rotoworld.com
    26 minutes ago
     
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    W, 11-2 vs Phi
  • Cubs acquire Felix Doubront from Red Sox
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cubs have an agreement in place to acquire Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named later.

    Advice: Doubront has fallen out of favor in Boston, but he should get his wish to start again with the Cubs. The lefty holds a career 4.82 ERA, but he's just 26 and has a career 8.1 K/9 rate, so it's probably worth a shot for Chicago to see if he can right the ship in the National League. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:14 pm
  • Giants, Orioles interested in Bonifacio
    ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Orioles and Giants are interested in Emilio Bonifacio.

    Advice: Both clubs are looking for help against left-handed pitching, and Bonifacio is sporting an OPS over 1.000 from the right side of the plate this season. He's being paid $3.5 million this year and will be a free agent this winter and shouldn't cost a whole lot. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:43 am
  • Bundy walks five in rehab outing
    Orioles prospect RHP Dylan Bundy allowed two runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings on Tuesday for High-A Frederick, walking five batters while recording only one strikeout.

    Advice: Bundy, who continues to work his way back from 2013 Tommy John surgery, has struggled over his five rehab outings at Frederick, with a 5.73 ERA and 8-13 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 22 innings. He still has the potential to contribute in the major leagues before the end of the season, but first the 21-year-old right-hander will need to have success against hitters at higher minor league levels. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:30 am
     
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    4:05 pm vs LAA
  • Yankees' interest in Kennedy is 'medium'
    Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog was told that the Yankees' interest in Ian Kennedy was "medium."

    Advice: Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reported last week that the Yankees were "not being aggressive" in their pursuit of Kennedy. There's also been a feeling that the Padres might prefer to hang on to Kennedy, who is under team control next season. Kennedy is currently out with an oblique injury but is expected to rejoin the rotation on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:59 am
  • Pederson connects for 23rd home run
    Dodgers prospect OF Joc Pederson went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on Tuesday for Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: The 22-year-old has been on fire this month since coming off the disabled list for a separated shoulder, posting a .323/.500/.694 batting line with six home runs, 14 RBI and more walks (20) than strikeouts (17) in 18 games. All six of his home runs have come in the last 12 games. Pederson has a bright future in the Dodgers outfield, but he's unlikely to see time in the major leagues this season unless there's a trade or injury. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:23 am
     
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    7:10 pm vs Atl
  • Bryant hits 34th home run
    Cubs prospect 3B Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a home run on Tuesday for Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: The home run was Bryant's 34th of the season and first since July 18. The 22-year-old slugger has cooled off this month, at least by his standards, with a .297/.390/.571 batting line and six home runs through 26 games. In June, Bryant hit six home runs in 12 games. Overall, he's batting .339/.437/.682 with 34 home runs, 30 doubles, 88 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 106 games between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:07 am
     
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    5:05 pm vs Col
  • Market for Josh Willingham is soft
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Twins "really want to move" Josh Willingham, but a competing executive said he doesn't think "they're getting any bites."

    Advice: The Mariners and Yankees have both been connected to Willingham, but it appears their interest might not be very strong. Willingham has 10 homers in 57 games this season but is batting just .219/.361/.421 overall. He's a free agent after the season, so the Twins would love to get something for him now while they can. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:59 am
  • George Kontos optioned to Triple-A
    Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Kontos has gone back-and-forth between the majors and minors a few times this season even though he's pitched well with the big club, posting a 3.00 ERA while striking out 21 over 21 frames. He'll be back eventually. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:35 am
     
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    Bot 4, 4-5 vs Pit
  • Aaron Hill goes hitless in return to action
    Aaron Hill went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Hill missed back-to-back starts after being hit on the right hand by a pitch Saturday, but he's ready to go now. The 32-year-old could be traded before Thursday's deadline. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:44 am
  • Harang allows 4 ER in no-decision vs. LAD
    Aaron Harang was trampled for four runs on nine hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers in Tuesday's start.

    Advice: Harang whiffed three and issued one free pass. The veteran right-hander entered this game 4-0 with a 2.20 ERA in his last six outings, but couldn't sustain the success, which is always the fear with a slop thrower. Harang, 9-6 with a 3.43 ERA, has a nice matchup next time out, as he's scheduled to visit Petco Park and the Padres on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:00 pm
  • Harrison goes deep in third straight game
    Josh Harrison homered in his third consecutive game, helping the Pirates to a 3-1 win over the Giants on Tuesday.

    Advice: He finished 1-for-3 with a walk. Harrison is smoking hot, going 7-for-12 with three homers and four RBI in his last three games. Keep riding the wave while Harrison is surfing, but you never know when he'll be washed ashore. For instance, Harrison was 5-for-27 in his previous eight games prior to his last three. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Posey has 3 hits in Giants 6th straight loss
    Buster Posey went 3-for-4 Tuesday in a 3-1 setback against the Pirates.

    Advice: Posey came into tonight in a 3-for-17 slump, so it was nice to see the big game, though it came without an extra-base hit, run scored or RBI. It was that kind of night for the offense, and it's been that kind of week for the Giants, who are free-falling. San Francisco has been outscored 27-6 during its current six-game losing streak. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Rockies to hang on to LaTroy Hawkins
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies are expected to hang on to LaTroy Hawkins.

    Advice: Hawkins is 41 and would have some value on a contending team in a middle relief role, but the Rockies like his veteran presence and plan to pick up his $2.25 million club option for 2015. Hawkins has saved 17-of-18 chances this season while sporting a 3.09 ERA. The Pirates and a couple other clubs had expressed interest. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • McCarthy allows nine hits, four runs vs. TEX
    Brandon McCarthy allowed nine hits and four runs over six innings but went home with the win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: McCarthy turned in his worst start in four outings since joining the Yankees, but it was still good enough for his third win in pinstripes. McCarthy walked one while striking out three in the game. He's got a 2.55 ERA in those four starts as a member of the Yankees, and the change of scenery appears to have done him some good. McCarthy will try to keep the good times going Monday against the Tigers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Mariners talking to Twins about Willingham
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners are talking to the Twins about Josh Willingham.

    Advice: It's not surprising, as the M's have been searching for a right-handed bat and Willingham is one of the better ones available. At this point, it's not clear how far along the talks are between the two clubs. Willingham entered play Tuesday batting just .219/.361/.421, but he's slugged 10 homers over 57 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:48 pm
  • Hill (hand) flies out as pinch-hitter
    Aaron Hill (hand) flew out as a pinch-hitter Monday.

    Advice: Hill left Saturday's game after he was hit on the right hand with a pitch and has missed back-to-back starts since, but he's expected to return to the lineup Tuesday. The 32-year-old could be a trade target this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:47 am
  • Harrison goes 2-for-3 with BB, HR, 2 runs
    Josh Harrison finished 2-for-3 with a walk, solo homer and two runs scored in Monday's win against the Giants.

    Advice: Harrison's last 48 hours have been better than yours. He went 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, two runs and two steals in Sunday's win against the Rockies and followed it up with tonight's box score stuffer. Harrison has been one of Pittsburgh's most valuable players this year, posting a solid .298/.336/.460 slash with seven homers while starting 11 games or more at four different positions (second base, third base, left field and right field). Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:06 pm
  • Emilio Bonifacio 'drawing interest'
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Emilio Bonifacio is "drawing interest."

    Advice: It makes sense, as Bonifacio isn't part of the Cubs' long-term plans and he could be valuable on a contending team as a utility player. The speedster is batting .271/.312/.353 with 14 steals over 68 games this season. Heyman says that the Cubs also figure to shop left-handed relievers James Russell and Wesley Wright. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:17 pm
  • Felix Doubront lit up in relief
    Mopping up after Clay Buchholz was pulled, Felix Doubront gave up six runs while getting just two outs in the sixth inning Monday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: The Red Sox brought Doubront in with the idea that he'd pitch at least a couple of innings and maybe even finish the game. Instead, he gave up six hits and two walks to the 10 batters he faced, throwing 36 pitches in the inning. It's possible that it was his last outing with Boston, as he'd like a trade if he's not going to be a starter, but it's quite a bit more likely that he sticks around and gets another chance to start later this year. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:06 pm
  • Aaron Hill (hand) expected back on Tuesday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is expected back in the lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Hill has missed the last two games after being hit on the right hand by a pitch Saturday, but he's feeling much better. The second baseman had heated up at the plate of late, batting .410/.442/.718 with a couple homers during a 10-game hit streak. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:55 pm
  • Hill (hand) out of lineup again Monday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is out of Monday's lineup against the Reds.

    Advice: Hill left Saturday's game after he was hit on the right hand with a pitch and will now miss his second straight start. He is available off the bench Monday, so it sounds like he'll be ready to go soon. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:19 pm
  • Kennedy (oblique) expected to return on Sat.
    Ian Kennedy (oblique) is expected to return to the Padres' rotation on Saturday versus the Braves.

    Advice: Kennedy was scratched from his scheduled turn Monday due to soreness in his left oblique, but it's not a major concern. He is expected to throw a side session on Wednesday. Jason Lane will start in his place for the Padres on Monday afternoon at Turner Field in Atlanta. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:08 am
  • Pirates interested in Rockies' LaTroy Hawkins
    According to MLB.com's Thomas Harding, the Pirates have interest in Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins.

    Advice: The Bucs are looking for some easy and inexpensive ways to upgrade their bullpen, and the 41-year-old Hawkins fits that mold. He has posted a 3.09 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 35 innings this season out of the Colorado bullpen on a salary of just $2.25 million. Hawkins also carries a $2.25 million club option for the 2015 campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:10 am
  • Harrison has monster game in win over Rockies
    Josh Harrison had a monster day on Sunday, going 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases in the Pirates' 7-5 victory over the Rockies.

    Advice: Harrison was 5-for-27 since the All-Star break before Sunday's outburst. He's now hitting .294/.330/.447 with six homers and 13 stolen bases overall. He'll continue to find his way into the Pirates lineup on an everyday basis going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:44 pm
  • Ian Kennedy (oblique) to miss start Monday
    Ian Kennedy will not make his scheduled start on Monday versus the Braves due to left oblique soreness.

    Advice: Kennedy is not expected to require a disabled list stint, but he'll have one turn skipped. It's poor timing, of course, given that the Padres are considering trading the right-hander before the deadline. Jason Lane will start in Kennedy's place. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:55 am
  • Doubront wants trade if not starting
    Felix Doubront said Sunday that he'd rather be traded if he's not going to start for the Red Sox.

    Advice: "If something happens, it's going to happen because it's going to be the best for me," he said. "I just want to be a starter and stay there. If I stay (with the Red Sox), they have to know I have to be a starter. If I go, the other team is going to give me this chance to be a starter." Doubront has little to complain about here, as he holds a 5.22 ERA this season and a pedestrian 4.70 mark during his career. Manager John Farrell indicated that the lefty isn't going to be starting again for the Sox anytime soon. "There's a clear role for him in the bullpen and sometimes performance guides where you're slotted," the skipper said. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:52 am
  • Aaron Hill (hand) sitting out Sunday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Hill had to exit Saturday's contest following a hit by pitch on his right hand. X-rays came back negative, but he's obviously still a bit sore. Consider him day-to-day. Didi Gregorius is at second base Sunday in Hill's place. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:18 am
  • Yankees interested in Josh Willingham
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees are showing interest in Josh Willingham.

    Advice: They're also considering Marlon Byrd and Alex Rios, but Willingham appears to be at the top of their list in part because he's a free agent after this season. Willingham is batting .215 10 homers in only 56 games this season, as he missed 41 contests with a fractured wrist. The 35-year-old has played in pitchers parks his entire career, so a move to Yankee Stadium would be a nice boost to his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:14 am
  • Aaron Hill has three hits in loss to Phillies
    Aaron Hill had a nice night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Phillies, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.

    Advice: A popular name in trade rumblings, the veteran infielder may be donning a new jersey at this time next week. With the three-hit effort, he is slashing .255/.289/.390 with eight homers and 48 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:37 pm
  • Yanks 'not being aggressive' for Kennedy
    Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Yankees "are not being aggressive" in their pursuit of Ian Kennedy.

    Advice: It essentially backs up what CBS Sports' Jon Heyman said, as Heyman noted Thursday night that while the Yanks like Kennedy, they're not prepared to give up both third base prospect Eric Jagielo and pitching prospect Ian Clarkin for him. That was the proposed package that ESPN's Jim Bowden reported, but it would be a steep price given that they were the Yankees' two first-round picks last season. San Diego is listening on Kennedy, but he's under control next season so they don't feel obligated to move him now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:35 am