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  • Matt Adams could need surgery on right quad
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that Matt Adams could need surgery on his right quad.

    Advice: Adams injured the quad Tuesday while legging out a double and the Cardinals are still determining whether it's a Grade 2 or Grade 3 strain. Grade 3 is the most severe and would almost certainly require a surgical procedure. Either way, Adams is looking at a lengthy absence. Mark Reynolds will serve as the Cardinals' primary first baseman. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:03 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs x Ari
  • Dodgers acquire Callaspo from the Braves
    Dodgers acquired INF Alberto Callaspo, LHP Eric Stults, LHP Ian Thomas, and RHP Juan Jaime from the Braves for 3B Juan Uribe and RHP Chris Withrow.

    Advice: Callaspo initially rejected this trade, but he was paid a stipend to accept it a few hours after that decision. The 32-year-old infielder owns a rough .265/.328/.366 batting line in over 1,000 career major league games. He doesn't project to play very often in Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:53 pm
     
    7:10 pm vs x Atl
  • Panik's homer powers Giants past Brewers
    Joe Panik's two-run home run proved to be all the offense the Giants needed to take down the Brewers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Panik turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead with a two-run home run to right field off of Mike Fiers. He finished 2-for-4 on the afternoon. Panik has hit safely in 21 of 24 May games and is now batting .297/.366/.430 with three home runs and 17 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:43 pm
  • Dodgers get Juan Jaime in Juan Uribe trade
    Dodgers acquired RHP Juan Jaime, INF Alberto Callaspo, LHP Eric Stults, and LHP Ian Thomas from the Braves for 3B Juan Uribe and RHP Chris Withrow.

    Advice: Jaime has posted troubling walk rates in both the minors and majors, and is nothing more than a throw-in here. The 27-year-old righty will head to extended spring training before joining the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:42 pm
     
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs Atl
  • Rick Porcello gives up six runs in loss
    Rick Porcello was tagged for six runs in seven innings by the Twins in Wednesday's loss.

    Advice: Porcello surrendered two homers for the fourth time already this year. That's tied for the most multihomer games he's given up since 2009. Still, he might have gotten away with the homers if not for a fluky three-run third inning today. The rally started with a walk on a pitch that looked like strike-three and the big blow was a little blooper from Torii Hunter that barely landed fair over the first-base big, resulting in a two-run single. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:57 pm
  • Arenado homers again as Rockies down Reds
    Nolan Arenado singled and smacked a three-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Arenado got things going in the first inning, taking Mike Leake deep with two outs and two aboard. The talented third baseman had been in a bit of a funk but has snapped out of it in a big way of late, going 9-for-16 with three dingers and 10 RBI over his last four games. He now has 10 home runs and 31 RBI for the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:34 pm
  • Melancon earns 12th save as Pirates top MIA
    Mark Melancon picked up his 12th save with a scoreless ninth inning as the Pirates downed the Marlins 5-2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Melancon saw the tying run step to the plate with two outs as a result of Jung-Ho Kang's fielding error and an Adeiny Hechavarria single, but he got Ichiro Suzuki to ground out to end the game. Despite early-season struggles and continued low velocity, Melancon has been getting the job done for the Pirates. He has allowed a run just once in his last 15 appearances and is now 12-for-13 in save chances with a 2.86 ERA and an 11/5 K/BB ratio in 22 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:26 pm
  • Gordon's 3 hits, SB wasted as Marlins lose
    Dee Gordon went 3-for-4 with his 19th stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Martin Prado and Giancarlo Stanton, batting second and third behind Gordon, combined to go 0-for-8 with four strikeouts, helping waste Gordon's productive day. He has hit consecutively in six games and continues to lead the league in average (.376) and stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:20 pm
  • Matt Adams (quad) placed on disabled list
    Cardinals placed 1B Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.

    Advice: It's not clear at this point how severe the strain is, so a timetable for Adams' return isn't known at the moment. It certainly figures to be more than a minimum stay on the DL, though, and could be a rather lengthy one. Mark Reynolds will handle first base in the meantime. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:33 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs x Ari
  • Donnie Veal called up by Braves
    Braves purchased the contract of LHP Donnie Veal from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Veal was removed from Atlanta's 40-man roster earlier this month after allowed four runs over 3 1/3 relief innings. He'll give the Braves another lefty reliever after they traded Eric Stults and Ian Thomas. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:05 am
  • Gamboa throws six hitless frames for Norfolk
    Orioles pitching prospect Eddie Gamboa threw six hitless innings of relief Tuesday for Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: It was Gamboa's first relief outing of the season. The right-hander wasn't as sharp as the numbers indicate. He walked four hitters and only threw 52 of his 102 pitches for strikes. But for knuckleballers, a high walk rate comes with the territory. The 30-year-old has held opponents to a .227 average across 188 plate appearances this year and figures to get a shot at the major leagues later this season. Gamboa was actually called up to Baltimore for a two-day stint in April but never appeared in a game. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:07 am
     
    Not Active
    W, 5-4 vs Hou
  • Neil Ramirez (shoulder) still feeling sore
    Neil Ramirez is still feeling soreness in his ailing right shoulder.

    Advice: The update on Ramirez was actually revealed by Justin Grimm, who had been rehabbing with him. "His shoulder is still barking," Grimm said. "They're just going to more slow play it and wait for it to go away. Hopefully we'll get him back soon and take off." Ramirez has been out since mid-April with shoulder inflammation. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:17 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 vs Was
  • Shoemaker holds Padres scoreless over 7 IP
    Matt Shoemaker hurled seven scoreless innings but got a no-decision as the Angels lost 4-0 in 10 innings on Tuesday.

    Advice: Shoemaker was locked in a pitcher's duel with opposing starter Odrisamer Despaigne. The right-hander allowed only four hits -- all singles -- along with a walk and six strikeouts. He's had a forgettable 2015 campaign, carrying a 5.44 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP and a 48/10 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings, but he has plenty of time to turn things around. He has allowed 13 home runs, a rate of more than two per nine innings, which is not something he is likely to sustain over the long haul. Shoemaker will take on the Tigers in a home start next. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Gonzalez crosses 1,000 RBI mark for career
    Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run as the Dodgers enjoyed an easy win over the Braves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gonzalez's fifth-inning two-run home run off of Julio Teheran marked his 10th long ball of the season and his 1,000th and 1,001st RBI's of his 12-year-career. The first baseman owns a stellar .344/.421/.638 batting line with 35 RBI on the season as well. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Andrus collects three more hits against Tribe
    Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: Andrus had a double among his three hits. The shortstop has multiple hits in four of his last five games, raising his average to .247. With the steal, he's now 6-of-10 on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Tolleson pitches shutout frame for fifth save
    Shawn Tolleson threw a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to earn his fifth save of the season against the Indians.

    Advice: Tolleson hit Carlos Santana but was otherwise flawless in the outing. He's now a perfect 5-for-5 in save opportunities since taking over as the Rangers' closer. The right-hander has a 2.82 ERA and 1.03 WHIP through 22 1/3 innings this year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Matt Adams (quad) expected to land on DL
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that he has a "high level" of concern about Matt Adams's right quad injury and a disabled list move is expected.

    Advice: Adams strained his quad while rounding first base on a double in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game. It sounds like he could require a lengthy stay on the disabled list, although more won't be known until he presumably undergoes an MRI. Mark Reynolds is in line to play regularly at first base while Adams is out, and the team could bring up Xavier Scruggs from Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:24 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs x Ari
  • Matt Adams diagnosed with strained quad
    Matt Adams has been diagnosed with a strained right quad.

    Advice: Adams pulled his quad while rounding first base on a double in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game. He was awfully gimpy while walking off, so a trip to the disabled list looks likely. Mark Reynolds would be in line to take over at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:27 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs x Ari
  • Matt Adams leaves with apparent quad injury
    Matt Adams exited Tuesday's game versus the Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with an apparent right quad injury.

    Advice: Adams pulled up lame while rounding first base as he gingerly pulled into second base with a double. He was able to walk off the field under his own power but did so with a noticeable limp. More should be known about his status later Tuesday, but it certainly looked like something that could lead to a disabled list stint. Mark Reynolds would be in line to take over at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:59 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs x Ari
  • Alberto Callaspo rejects trade to Dodgers
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Alberto Callaspo has rejected a trade to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Juan Uribe and others would have been sent to the Braves in the proposed deal. However, Callaspo has the ability to veto a trade until June 15 since he signed with the Braves as a free agent over the winter. He ultimately chose to use that right. Callaspo figures to be designated for assignment when Chris Johnson comes off the DL later this week and he'll be able to sign with any team at the major league minimum once he hits free agency. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:47 am
     
    7:10 pm vs x Atl
  • Braves trying to trade Alberto Callaspo
    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez revealed after Monday's game that Alberto Callaspo was scratched because the club is in the process of trying to trade him.

    Advice: There had been speculation that he could be designated for assignment, but evidently the Braves might find a taker for him. They'll surely have to eat a good portion of what remains of Callaspo's $3 million salary for this season. The veteran infielder has just three hits in his last 53 at-bats to drop his season average to .206. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:21 pm
     
    7:10 pm vs x Atl
  • Callaspo to be designated for assignment?
    MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that Alberto Callaspo may be designated for assignment.

    Advice: The Braves didn't give a reason for scratching Callaspo from Monday's lineup, but Bowman is hearing it could be because his time with the club is coming to an end. The veteran infielder has just three hits in his last 53 at-bats to drop his season average to .206. He was signed to a $3 million contract over the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:34 pm
     
    7:10 pm vs x Atl
  • Shawn Tolleson nails down another save
    Shawn Tolleson needed just eight pitches to retire the Indians in order and record a save in Monday's victory.

    Advice: Tolleson struck out Brandon Moss to lead off the frame and then got a lineout and a groundout to preserve the two-run win. The righty has struck out six while allowing just three baserunners and no runs in converting all four of his save chances since taking over the closer role. With a ridiculous 30/4 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings, Tolleson looks like a good bet to keep the gig for a while. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:23 pm
  • Elvis Andrus has big day at the dish Monday
    Elvis Andrus had a rare big day at the plate Monday, doubling in two runs and smacking a solo home run in a win over the Indians.

    Advice: Andrus wasn't the only one in this one who was sprinting to the bat rack, as Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre also homered as part of a 10-run, nine-hit outburst by the Rangers. The shortstop's slash line still sits at a sickly .236/.293/.309, but he does have three multi-hit games his last four times out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:15 pm
  • Arenado goes 3-for-4, drives in three vs. CIN
    Nolan Arenado finished 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the Rockies' 5-4 win over the Reds on Monday.

    Advice: Arenado laced an RBI single in the top of the first inning, reached on an infield single in the top of the second, slugged a solo home run in the top of the fourth, and then drove in the go-ahead run for the Rockies with a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth. Arenado also had a huge day on Sunday against the Giants and is emerging out of his mid-May slump with bang after bang. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:17 pm
  • Tolleson locks down third save of the week
    Shawn Tolleson struck out all three hitters that he faced on Sunday, preserving a three-run lead against the Yankees to earn his third save of the week.

    Advice: It looks as though he's running away with the closer's job in Texas as Tolleson has converted each of his first three chances with ease. The right-hander now boasts a 3.10 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 29/4 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings on the season. He needs to be scooped up in any mixed leagues where he may still be available. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:36 pm
  • Nolan Arenado's four-hit attack leads Rockies
    Nolan Arenado went 4-for-5 and finished a double shy of the cycle as the Rockies thrashed the Giants 11-2 in Colorado on Sunday.

    Advice: His three-run blast off Jean Machi capped off an eight-run uprising in the fourth inning that gave the Rockies an early 9-0 lead. Arenado scored three runs and plated four in the impressive performance. He's now hitting .275/.321/.516 with eight homers and 25 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:30 pm
  • Dee Gordon steals four bases vs. O's
    Dee Gordon stole four bases Friday against the Orioles.

    Advice: It tied his career-high and tied the Marlins record, which was set by Luis Castillo back in 2000. Gordon finished the night 2-for-5 with a run scored and is batting .386 with 16 steals through 40 games. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:33 pm
  • Porcello gives up seven runs in loss
    Rick Porcello was tagged for seven runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: It was his shortest outing of the season. Porcello gave up two runs over the first four innings before coming unglued in the fifth, which ended up being a nine-run inning for the Angels. The final run was charged to him after he was pulled from the ballgame. His ERA jumped from 4.26 to 5.07 with the clunker. He'll try to wipe the slate clean with a start against the Twins on the road next week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:15 pm
  • Melancon gets two-out save vs. Mets
    Mark Melancon got a two-out save Friday against the Mets.

    Advice: Melancon was called on to protect a three-run lead after Gerrit Cole was pulled with two on and one out in the ninth. He retired both of the batters he faced to finish off the win. Melancon's velocity still isn't close to what it was last year, but he's 10-for-11 in save chances and owns a 3.15 ERA over his first 20 appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:57 pm
  • Shawn Tolleson records second save
    Shawn Tolleson earned a save for the second straight day with a scoreless ninth Thursday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: The Rangers were prepared to bring Tolleson into a 3-1 game in bottom of the ninth, but they also had Neftali Feliz warming up in case they scored a couple of runs in the top of the inning. Tolleson pitched around a leadoff double tonight, striking out the last two batters he faced. Consider him the Rangers' closer until he blows one. That said, he might get Friday off now, potentially putting Feliz in line for a save chance. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:11 pm
  • Matt Shoemaker gives up eight runs in loss
    Matt Shoemaker was lit up for eight runs -- seven earned -- in six innings by the Blue Jays on Thursday.

    Advice: Shoemaker gave up two homers tonight, bringing his season total to 13 in 44 1/3 innings. Last year, he gave up a total of 14 in 136 innings. That's really the only difference between the campaigns; he has a fine 42/9 K/BB ratio and he's not giving up a ton of singles. One would think he's not going to maintain a 6.29 ERA all year, but the slight dip in his velocity has ruined his margin for error and his fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:54 pm
  • Nolan Arenado getting day of rest Thursday
    Nolan Arenado is not in the Rockies' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for the star third baseman. Daniel Descalso is handling the hot corner as the Rockies wrap up a four-game series at home against the Phillies. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:12 am
  • Shawn Tolleson notches first save
    Shawn Tolleson pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save Wednesday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Tolleson didn't exactly lock it down. He gave up a one-out double to Mookie Betts in a one-run game, which was followed by a well-hit flyout from Dustin Pedroia, an intentional walk of David Ortiz and a sharp one-hopper from Hanley Ramirez hit right at the second baseman. It was Tolleson's first career save in his 123rd career relief appearance. He should remain the favorite for saves until Neftali Feliz convinces the Rangers he's ready for another shot. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:56 pm
  • Adams ends power drought, homers in a win
    Matt Adams ended his power drought, going 2-for-5 with a three-run home run as the Cardinals trampled the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Adams hadn't registered an extra-base hit in the month of May until his fourth-inning three-run blast off of Bartolo Colon. The slugger has four round-trippers on the season along with 18 RBI and a .250/.277/.379 triple-slash line. As a result of the slump, Adams has seen slightly reduced playing time, particularly against left-handers, but if he's able to heat up, he'll reclaim regular at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:35 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs x Ari
  • Adams not in Tuesday's lineup
    Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Mark Reynolds will start at first base with left-hander Jon Niese on the mound for New York. He's batting sixth. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:40 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs x Ari
  • Melancon picks up ninth save vs Cubs
    Mark Melancon recorded his ninth save of the season in Sunday's win over the Cubs, striking out one and allowing a hit in a scoreless inning of work

    Advice: Melancon came on in the ninth inning with the Cubs up 3-0. Jorge Soler reached base on a one-out error and Melancon allowed a subsequent single to put runners on first and second, but he put out his own fire and the Cubbies failed to score. Melancon is 9-for-10 in save chances with a 3.44 ERA and an 11/5 K/BB ratio over 18 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    May 17, 2:54 pm
  • Porcello goes six-plus as Red Sox top M's
    Rick Porcello held the Mariners to two runs over 6 2/3 innings Saturday in a 4-2 win for the Red Sox.

    Advice: Porcello gave up solo jacks to Brad Miller in the first and fifth innings, but he was otherwise dominant. The right-hander struck out six batters while moving to 4-2 on the year with a 4.26 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 44/13 K/BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings. He'll try to stay hot next week against the Angels. Rotoworld.com
    May 16, 9:12 pm
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