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  • Josh Tomlin to be skipped next turn through
    Josh Tomlin will have his next turn in the rotation skipped.

    Advice: Tomlin had been scheduled to start at some point early next week, but plans changed after he was rocked for four runs in just 1 2/3 innings by the Twins last time he toed the rubber. The 32-year-old right-hander holds a rough 11.48 ERA in six August starts. Today, 3:02 pm
  • Orioles DFA Lobstein after trading for him
    Orioles designated LHP Kyle Lobstein for assignment.

    Advice: Lobstein came over to the Orioles from the Pirates via a trade earlier on Wednesday. The O's opted to DFA him in order to clear space for outfielder Drew Stubbs, whom they claimed within hours of trading for Lobstein. The 27-year-old southpaw held a 3.96 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 15/12 K/BB ratio over 25 innings with Pittsburgh prior to these recent transaction adventures. Today, 2:26 pm
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    Bot 2, 0-3 vs Tor
  • Felix Hernandez lit up for six earned runs
    Felix Hernandez was hammered for six earned runs over four innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Hernandez had been on a roll since returning from a calf injury in late July, but his August will end with a big splat. Texas got to the right-hander for four hits, including a Carlos Gomez grand slam in the bottom of the fourth inning. He walked four and struck out only three. A rematch with the Rangers is next. Today, 2:13 pm
  • Fiers allows three runs (one earned) vs. A's
    Mike Fiers yielded three runs -- one earned -- over five innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the A's.

    Advice: Houston didn't take the lead until the bottom of the eighth inning, well after Fiers had exited the game. He walked two and gave up eight hits while striking out four. Fiers will carry an underwhelming 4.31 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Indians. Today, 2:10 pm
    W, 4-3 vs Oak
  • Hanley's grand salami guides Sox over Rays
    Hanley Ramirez slugged a grand slam Wednesday in Boston's 8-6 defeat of the Rays.

    Advice: The four-run shot in the bottom of the fifth inning put the Red Sox ahead 5-4 and erased a poor outing from starter Steven Wright. Hanley also drew a walk and scored a run in the bottom of the eighth, finishing 1-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored. He's slashing .281/.354/.471 with 19 home runs and 84 RBI in 120 games this season. Today, 2:00 pm
    W, 8-6 vs TB
  • Royals place Wang (biceps) on 15-day DL
    Royals placed RHP Chien-Ming Wang on the 15-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis.

    Advice: It's not clear how long he might be out. Scott Alexander was called up in a corresponding move. Today, 12:55 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs NYY
  • Lorenzo Cain (wrist) out of KC lineup on Wed.
    Lorenzo Cain (wrist) is not in the Royals' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Yankees.

    Advice: Cain told reporters late Tuesday night that he's been battling a left wrist injury for at least the past two weeks and it causes him discomfort when he tries to swing. Consider him day-to-day for now. Jarrod Dyson is starting in center field on Wednesday night. Today, 12:43 pm
    5:15 pm vs NYY
  • Orioles acquire Kyle Lobstein from Pittsburgh
    Orioles acquired LHP Kyle Lobstein from the Pirates for LHP Zach Phillips.

    Advice: Lobstein was designated for assignment by the Bucs on Tuesday to open a 40-man roster spot for Kelvin Marte. The lefty had a 3.96 ERA in 25 innings with Pittsburgh, though his control remains a major problem. Today, 11:33 am
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    Bot 2, 0-3 vs Tor
  • Blanco says right shoulder still hurts
    Gregor Blanco told reporters Wednesday that his injured right shoulder still hurts.

    Advice: He is headed to the Giants' spring training complex in Arizona to try to ramp up his rehab activities, but it sounds like the 32-year-old outfielder is still going to be limited for a while. Blanco landed on the disabled list August 23 with a shoulder impingement. Today, 11:01 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 4-2 vs Ari
  • Reed paces Sky Sox with grand slam Tuesday
    Brewers OF prospect Michael Reed swatted a grand slam Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: He finished with a career-high five RBI as the Sky Sox rolled to an impressive 13-5 win over visiting New Orleans. Before Tuesday's outburst, Reed had been hitless in his previous four games with eight strikeouts in 14 at-bats. Reed has totaled 71 walks this season, which ranks fourth in the Pacific Coast League. He's also contributed 19 steals and 67 runs scored. Unfortunately, he's hit just .250 with a weak .370 slugging percentage. Today, 10:44 am
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    5:10 pm vs StL
  • Conforto to be recalled from Vegas on Thurs.
    Michael Conforto will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas when MLB rosters expand Thursday.

    Advice: He'll be part of a four-player group, and then the Mets are planning a second wave of September callups for next week. Conforto has batted .493/.541/.821 with six home runs, four doubles, and 13 RBI in 17 games since his demotion to Vegas on August 12, but he probably isn't going to be returning to a regular role with Jay Bruce, Yoenis Cespedes, and Curtis Granderson entrenched as the Mets' starting outfielders. Today, 10:36 am
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    Bot 2, 0-1 vs Mia
  • Farrell suggests Moncada promotion coming
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday that "nothing but positives could come" from a September promotion for top infield prospect Yoan Moncada.

    Advice: And it sounds like Farrell is envisioning the 21-year-old taking on more than just a pinch-running, pinch-hitting type of role. Travis Shaw, Aaron Hill, and Brock Holt have failed to produce meaningful offensive numbers at third base and Moncada is batting .298/.411/.518 with 15 home runs and 45 steals in 105 games this season between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland. He's worth a speculative add right now in most standard mixed leagues with MLB rosters set to expand on Thursday. Today, 8:28 am
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    W, 8-6 vs TB
  • LoCain playing through a left wrist injury
    Lorenzo Cain acknowledged late Tuesday that he has been playing through a left wrist injury.

    Advice: It's been an issue for at least two weeks and causes him pain when he tries to swing, but Cain has pledged to continue battling through it. The 30-year-old center fielder has still managed a relatively productive August, even smacking an RBI double (and stealing a base) in Tuesday night's loss to the Yankees. Today, 6:13 am
    5:15 pm vs NYY
  • Ellsbury's fourth hit leads Yanks to victory
    Jacoby Ellsbury finished 4-for-6 with two RBI, including the game-winning RBI single in the 10th inning, as the Yankees beat out the Royals 5-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ellsbury had an RBI double in the second inning, and his based-loaded single in the 10th gave the Yankees a lead they wouldn't cough up again. The 32-year-old has strung together a few decent games in the past week or so, going 9-for-27 with a homer, five RBI and seven runs scored in his last six contests. He's hitting .267/.328/.373 with six homers, 45 RBI, 57 runs scored and 18 stolen bases overall. Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Adleman tosses quality start against Angels
    Tim Adleman pitched respectably in Tuesday's loss to the Angels, yielding three runs on seven hits over six innings.

    Advice: Adleman struck out four and walked one on the evening. C.J. Cron proved to be his nemesis in this one, whacking a two-run home run in the first inning and following up with a solo shot in the third. Outside of those pesky home runs, though, Adleman kept the scoreboard clean. The 28-year-old right-hander has now pitched to a 3.82 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 35 1/3 frames. Up next on the docket, a home showdown with the Mets. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Hamels gotten to for six runs versus Mariners
    Cole Hamels allowed six runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Mariners.

    Advice: The silver lining, if there is one, is that six of the Mariners' seven hits were singles, and the other was a double, so it's not like he was getting pounded. Of course, he also issued four free passes to go with his seven hits allowed, so Hamels deserves plenty of the blame for the bad outing. That he still owns a 2.91 ERA through 27 starts following Tuesday's outing speaks to the kind of year the 32-year-old is having in Arlington. Hamels will carry a 14-4 record into Monday's rematch with the M's in Seattle. Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Peralta fans 10 Cardinals over seven innings
    Wily Peralta struck out 10 Cardinals hitters over seven innings of one-run ball Tuesday.

    Advice: Peralta gave up a solo homer to Jedd Gyorko, something every National League starter has sworn to do this year, but he was otherwise stellar in a no-decision. Stellar is also a word that could describe Peralta's performance in general since being recalled in early August. In five starts, the 27-year-old has a 3.00 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 30 innings of work. The brilliance came basically out of nowhere, and there's no guarantee he'll keep it up -- this is a guy who had a 6.68 ERA in June -- but adventurous owners could do worse than Peralta right now. A start against the Cubs on Monday could shed some light on just how real this renaissance is. Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Josh Tomlin chased after 1 2/3 innings Tues.
    Josh Tomlin was chased after allowing four runs over 1 2/3 frames but escaped with a no-decision in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Twins.

    Advice: Brian Dozier homered on Tomlin's first pitch of the game and things didn't get much better after that. Tomlin has been truly awful in August with an 11.48 ERA over six starts, and it could be enough to boot him from the rotation. If he gets another shot it will come against the Astros. Yesterday, 8:33 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez has three hits, homer in loss
    Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Hanley got the Red Sox on the board in the fifth and extended their lead with an RBI single in the sixth, but the Rays rallied with three late runs. Ramirez has picked up seven hits -- including a pair of home runs -- over his last four games to push his season line to .281/.353/.465. Yesterday, 7:37 pm
    W, 8-6 vs TB
  • Pirates DFA left-hander Kyle Lobstein
    Pirates designated LHP Kyle Lobstein for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Kelvin Marte, who joined the Pirates' bullpen in a corresponding move. Lobstein, 27, had a 3.96 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 15/12 K/BB ratio in 25 innings of relief this season with the Pirates. He was demoted to Triple-A on July 7. Yesterday, 4:49 pm
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    Bot 2, 0-3 vs Tor
  • Jacoby Ellsbury not in Sunday's lineup
    Jacoby Ellsbury is absent from the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Ellsbury has dealt with a sore foot recently, but this appears to just be a day off. Aaron Hicks is in center field. The Yankees also have Ronald Torreyes at third base again over Chase Headley. Sunday, 8:09 am
  • Fiers allows three runs in no-decision
    Mike Fiers allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday.

    Advice: The first two runs scored on wild pitches. The Astros had the lead when he was pulled in the seventh inning, but Michael Feliz immediately gave up a game-tying RBI double to Corey Dickerson. Fiers walked one and struck out five in the no-decision. He’ll bring a 4.40 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into a start against the Athletics next week. Friday, 10:08 pm
    W, 4-3 vs Oak
  • King Felix limits White Sox to one run in win
    Felix Hernandez gave up just one run in 7 1/3 innings in a 3-1 victory over the White Sox on Friday.

    Advice: His only mistake was a solo homer by Todd Frazier in the seventh. Hernandez gave up eight hits and walked a pair while striking out five. He loaded the bases in the eighth inning before getting pulled, but fortunately for him, Edwin Diaz was able to put out the fire. While his stuff might not be what it once was, King Felix is now 5-0 since returning from the disabled list last month and has allowed two runs or fewer in four consecutive starts. He’ll bring a 3.14 ERA into a tough matchup against the Rangers on the road next week. Friday, 8:54 pm
  • Cain hits first homer since May 31
    Lorenzo Cain homered, walked twice, and scored two runs in Friday’s win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon also went deep in the victory. Cain’s eighth-inning blast off Junichi Tarawa was his first home run since way back on May 31, a span of 191 at-bats. The 30-year-old is batting .290/.337/.414 overall. Friday, 7:46 pm
    5:15 pm vs NYY
  • Jacoby Ellsbury (foot) back in lineup Friday
    Jacoby Ellsbury (foot) is back in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Ellsbury sat out Wednesday with a sore foot, but he's fine. He's in center field and batting second. Brian McCann is on the bench, as Gary Sanchez is behind the plate, Chase Headley is in the designated hitter spot and Ronald Torreyes is at third base. Friday, 12:25 pm
  • Peralta goes five strong innings against Bucs
    Wily Peralta allowed two runs over five innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Don't look now, but Peralta, who was left for dead in June after compiling a 6.68 ERA, has given up two runs or fewer in three of his four starts since being recalled earlier this month. Like in those starts, it wasn't pretty Thursday, but he did enough to keep the Brewers in the game. Peralta has gotten his ERA down to 5.87 through 17 starts, and he'll look to keep that positive momentum going heading into Tuesday's tilt with the Cardinals. Thursday, 9:17 pm
  • Hamels twirls eight shutout innings vs. Tribe
    Cole Hamels allowed just two hits over eight shutout innings, striking out eight, as the Rangers skunked the Indians 9-0 on Thursday.

    Advice: Hamels was brilliant, yielding just a pair of singles and not walking a batter in his eight innings. The start was his sixth consecutive quality start and the eighth in a row in which he's allowed three or fewer runs. It shouldn't be surprising, then, that the southpaw is 14-4 with a 2.67 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 26 starts total. Hamels will try to keep rolling Tuesday against the Mariners. Thursday, 9:12 pm
  • Tomlin hit hard again in loss to Rangers
    Josh Tomlin was knocked around again Thursday, allowing eight runs -- seven earned -- over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Once again, homers played a part, with the Rangers hitting a pair of three-run shots. Tomlin has now given up 34 homers in 24 starts, a brutal number that partly explains why he's lost five straight decisions to fall to 11-8. Tomlin owns a 4.70 ERA and 1.23 WHIP, and he'll attempt to snap the skid Tuesday against the Twins. Thursday, 9:03 pm
  • Adleman gives up three home runs in bad start
    Tim Adleman coughed up five runs -- four earned -- in five innings but escaped with a no-decision versus the Rangers on Wednesday.

    Advice: All five runs scored via the longball in this interleague matchup. The biggest was a three-run bomb by Nomar Mazara in the second inning. He gave up back-to-back homers to pitcher Yu Darvish and Ian Desmond in the fifth inning. Adleman pitched well this past Friday in his first start since being recalled from Triple-A but he couldn't keep that mojo humming tonight. He made four effective major league starts in May. For the season he is 2-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 29 1/3 innings. Wednesday, 7:49 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez getting day of rest on Wed.
    Hanley Ramirez is getting a day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Travis Shaw will start at first base and Brock Holt will start at third base versus Rays right-hander Matt Andriese. Hanley will be available off the bench. Wednesday, 12:20 pm
    W, 8-6 vs TB
  • Moncada reaches five times in Tuesday's win
    Red Sox INF prospect Yoan Moncada reached base five times Tuesday in a victory for Double-A Portland.

    Advice: He walked a career-high four times and also slugged a three-run homer. Moncada has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games while raising his average 10 points. The 21-year-old has been a steady source of power and speed with 14 homers and 44 steals this season. A natural second baseman, Moncada can expedite his arrival in the big leagues by making a smooth transition to third. Wednesday, 12:08 pm
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    W, 8-6 vs TB
  • Ellsbury not in Yankees' lineup Wednesday
    Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Yankees' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Mariners.

    Advice: Aaron Hicks will start in center field and bat seventh versus Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma. This appears to be a routine day of rest for Ellsbury, who slugged a two-run homer on Wednesday night. Wednesday, 10:09 am
  • Ellsbury clocks two-run home run in win
    Jacoby Ellsbury went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Ellsbury connected for a two-run shot off Taijuan Walker in the fifth inning, snapping a 1-1 tie in the process. The Mariners wouldn't score again as the Bombers cruised to an easy 5-1 victory. For his part, the speedy Ellsbury is hitting .262/.321/.368 with six homers, 42 RBI and 18 steals over 432 at-bats. He simply hasn't provided a ton of spark this season in terms of fantasy production. Tuesday, 10:08 pm
  • Lorenzo Cain drives in lone run for Royals
    Lorenzo Cain singled in the only run of the game in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Cain drove one to center field off of Andrew Cashner in the sixth inning to plate Paulo Orlando. He also had another single on the night, picking up two of the Royals' six hits. Kansas City has now won nine straight games to pull back into the American League Wild Card race. Tuesday, 7:32 pm
    5:15 pm vs NYY
  • Giants place Gregor Blanco (shoulder) on DL
    Giants placed OF Gregor Blanco on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement.

    Advice: Blanco could be facing an extended absence given the unpredictable nature of shoulder injuries. The 32-year-old utility outfielder has batted .225/.310/.313 in 101 games this season for San Francisco. Tuesday, 3:05 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 4-2 vs Ari
  • King Felix yields two runs in eight innings
    Felix Hernandez struck out eight batters while yielding two runs over eight innings in an 8-2 defeat of the Brewers on Saturday.

    Advice: He gave up seven hits and one base-on-balls in the interleague matchup. He is now 8-4 with a 3.26 ERA. With 96 punchouts and 46 walks in 110 1/3 innings he is throwing just a notch or two below the elite status that he maintained for the last decade. Aug 20, 9:48 pm
  • Peralta gives up four runs in six innings
    Wily Peralta surrendered four runs on eight hits across six innings in a loss to the Mariners on Saturday.

    Advice: He managed only one strikeout and issued two free passes in the game. His record falls to 5-9 with an ugly 6.00 ERA. He had been pitching well since being recalled from the minors two weeks ago but regressed tonight. He has a poor 54 to 33 strikeout to walk ratio in 84 innings. He is too risky to use in standard mixed leagues. Aug 20, 9:40 pm
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