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  • Kinsler (flu) sits again Wednesday vs. Phils
    Ian Kinsler (flu) is out of the Tigers' starting lineup again on Wednesday versus the Phillies.

    Advice: Kinsler had to be scratched from Tuesday night's game after experiencing flu-like symptoms and he'll remain on the bench for Wednesday's matinee. Mike Aviles is starting at second base and batting eighth versus Philadelphia right-hander Aaron Nola. Cameron Maybin will get another turn at leadoff. Rotoworld.com 51 minutes ago
    Day-to-Day
    10:10 am vs Phi
     
  • Puig removed Tuesday due to lack of hustle
    Yasiel Puig was removed from Tuesday's game due to a lack of hustle.

    Advice: Puig spent a long time admiring a shot to the right field wall in the bottom of the sixth inning, turning a potential extra-base hit into a single. He did drive in a run with that hard liner and would eventually come around to score, but it was a bad look for a guy who still owns a weak .247/.289/.382 overall batting line this season. "We talk a lot about playing the game the right way," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "For me, mental mistakes, we’re going to live with. But in my opinion, he should have been on second base. It’s something that when we talk about playing the game the right way, we have to be accountable. That was the decision I made." Rotoworld.com Today, 6:20 am
  • Loup (elbow) throws scoreless inning at AAA
    Aaron Loup (elbow) threw another scoreless inning Tuesday night at Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Loup got roughed up in his rehab debut May 14 at High-A Dunedin, but he's made four scoreless appearances since with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. The left-hander should be cleared to join Toronto's bullpen this weekend. He's been out all year because of a flexor strain in his pitching elbow. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:06 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) goes 1-for-5 in rehab
    Devon Travis (shoulder) went 1-for-5 with an RBI double in his ninth minor league rehab game Tuesday with Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: That was his fourth double since he began playing in rehab games on May 13 and he's now batting .306/.316/.417 with eight RBI in 38 plate appearances between High-A Dunedin and Buffalo. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons insisted Saturday that Travis, coming off major shoulder surgery, would not be rushed back to the active major league roster. But we will probably see him debut over the weekend if everything continues to go smoothly. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:03 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Madson allows walk-off homer to blow save
    Ryan Madson was crushed for a two-run, walk-off home run by Leonys Martin in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: The A's took a 5-2 lead after six innings and looked poised for the win, but a two-run home run by Robinson Cano in the eighth drew the M's to within 5-4 and set the stage for a very, very sudden collapse by Madson in the ninth inning. After recording the first two outs in the frame, the A's closer surrendered a double to Nori Aoki. Next batter up was Martin and, as the saying goes, the rest was history. Madson still holds a 2.66 ERA (it was 1.83 before Tuesday's fateful homer) and is 11-for-13 in save chances. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • Turner notches three singles, drives in three
    Justin Turner went 3-for-5 with three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Turner opened the scoring with an RBI single in the first inning. He would later hit a two-run single in the eighth as part of a three-run insurance frame. The 31-year-old outfielder has yet to find any of his 2015 success and is batting a punch-less .242/.335/.356 over 149 at-bats. Last year, he finished the season with a .294/.370/.491 triple-slash. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Duvall whacks two-run homer in loss to LAD
    Adam Duvall went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Duvall was the entire Reds offense (as it were) in the 8-2 loss, cracking a two-run home run off starter Mike Bolsinger in the fourth inning. The 27-year-old has now homered in two of his last three games and boosted his triple-slash to .259/.294/.548 in the process. For the season, he has smacked nine homers and 12 doubles while driving in 19 runs across 135 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Bolsinger allows two runs in sixth vs Reds
    Making his second start of the season, Mike Bolsinger allowed two runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Bolsinger struck out six and walked one on the evening. Both runs on his line came home courtesy of a two-run home run by Adam Duvall in the fourth inning. The 28-year-old right-hander was optioned to Triple-A following his first start of the season last week and while he pitched just fine in start No. 2, he shouldn't be considered a long-term rotation option for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Jon Jay smacks solo homer in loss to SFG
    Jon Jay went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Jay stroked a solo home run against Giants starter Jeff Samardzija in the sixth inning. It would be one of just two runs the Padres managed to scratch out on the evening. With a .267/.330/.372 triple-slash over 172 at-bats, the 31-year-old outfielder can be safely ignored for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Alvarez connects for third homer vs. Astros
    Pedro Alvarez hit his third home run of the season Tuesday against the Astros.

    Advice: Alvarez hit a solo homer off Astros starter Doug Fister in the fifth inning, his only hit in five at-bats. The blast was his first since May 8. Thought to be a potential fantasy sleeper heading into the season after signing with the Orioles in March, the 29-year-old has instead batted .191/.300/.351 with three homers and 10 RBI in 32 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Springer reaches five times in win over O's
    George Springer was on base five times Tuesday, collecting three hits and drawing two walks in a win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Springer had a double to go with two singles in four official at-bats. The travesty is that he never came around to score, nor did he drive in a run from the leadoff spot. Springer had a 10-game hitting streak snapped Sunday, and Tuesday's good showing has his overall line up to .265/.364/.464. Perhaps Tuesday will be the start of another streak. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Tillman limits Astros to two runs over seven
    Chris Tillman held the Astros to two runs over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday.

    Advice: Tillman yielded just three hits and three walks, but a Luis Valbuena two-run homer in the fifth inning was enough to saddle Tillman with a no-decision. Still, it was the latest in a string of strong starts from the 28-year-old. Tillman now has seven consecutive quality starts dating back to mid-April, and the right-hander is 6-1 with a 2.61 ERA and 1.13 WHIP overall. Tillman will try to keep the train rolling Sunday at the Indians. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Fister allows two runs over 5 2/3 innings
    Doug Fister allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Orioles.

    Advice: The good was that Fister allowed just three hits with three walks. The bad was that two of those hits left the yard. Either way, the right-hander left long before the game was decided in extra innings, leaving his record at 4-3 with a 4.12 ERA and 1.26 WHIP through nine starts. Fister is set to next take on the Angels on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:51 pm
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  • Puig departs game with apparent hand injury
    Yasiel Puig was removed from Tuesday's game against the Reds with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Puig appeared to jam his hand sliding around Howie Kendrick's bat while scoring on a Kendrick shot to first base in the bottom of the sixth inning that Joey Votto couldn't handle. Puig got on base that inning with an RBI single off the right field wall (he stared it down a good while before running). Puig finished the night 1-for-3 with one run scored and one run batted in. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Perez hits seventh homer in win over Twins
    Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: A night after collecting five hits and falling a homer shy of the cycle, Perez found his homer in the second inning against Twins starter Ervin Santana. The home run was his seventh of the year, giving him 24 RBI with 18 runs scored. The workhorse catcher has appeared in 43 of the team's 45 games thus far, batting .276/.305/.500 overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Santana smacked for nine hits, six runs by KC
    Ervin Santana was battered by the Royals for nine hits and six runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss Tuesday.

    Advice: The start was, by almost any measure, his worst of the season to date, dropping his record to 1-3 overall. Through his first seven starts, Santana owned a 3.13 ERA; after Tuesday, it sits at 4.17, with a 1.49 WHIP to boot. The 33-year-old has generally been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal season for the Twins, and he'll attempt to get back on track Monday at the Athletics. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Kinsler scratched Tuesday with flu symptoms
    Ian Kinsler was scratched from the Tigers' lineup Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms.

    Advice: Mike Aviles will start at second base and Cameron Maybin will bat leadoff versus Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson. Kinsler is considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:17 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:10 am vs Phi
     
  • Springer at leadoff, Altuve hitting second
    George Springer is batting leadoff for the Astros on Tuesday night against the Orioles.

    Advice: Jose Altuve will bat second as manager A.J. Hinch tries to spark a fire. Springer batted leadoff in one game earlier this month, but he's otherwise hit second. The 26-year-old outfielder enters play Tuesday with a .254/.350/.452 batting line in 45 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:49 pm
  • Salvador Perez's five-hit night paces Royals
    Salvador Perez went 5-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored in Monday's victory over the Twins.

    Advice: It was the first five-hit game of the All-Star catcher's career, and the slow-footed Perez even managed to mix in a triple among his five base knocks. Perez has a modest nine-game hitting streak going, and he's lifted his average from .226 to .270 over that stretch. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:34 pm
  • Dodgers recall RHP Bolsinger from Triple-A
    Dodgers recalled RHP Mike Bolsinger from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Bolsinger will presumably make the start Tuesday against the Reds. The 28-year-old gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings last Wednesday against the Angels before being sent down to Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:40 pm
  • Loup (elbow) pitches scoreless rehab inning
    Aaron Loup (elbow) pitched a scoreless eighth inning in his rehab debut with Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday.

    Advice: Loup worked around a double by inducing three groundouts. The left-hander has been out all season due to a flexor strain in his throwing elbow. He should be an option for the Toronto bullpen by the end of this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:02 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Adam Duvall crushes solo homer in loss
    Adam Duvall went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: It was just a solo home run, but what a solo home run it was. Duvall absolutely unloaded on a Wade Miley offering in the fourth inning, launching it an estimated 457 feet to left-center. With a .264/.299/.543 triple-slash and eight homers over 129 at-bats, the 27-year-old outfielder is worth a pickup in deeper mixed leagues, particularly for those who need a little power boost. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:15 pm
  • Blue Jays won't rush Devon Travis back
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons admitted Saturday that the club has no plans to rush Devon Travis back to the active major league roster.

    Advice: When asked if Travis, who is currently rehabbing at Triple-A Buffalo, could rejoin the club in New York, Gibbons responded, "I wouldn't expect that." Travis has been sidelined since the middle of the 2015 season due to multiple shoulder injuries and setbacks, so it's probably in their best interest to take a cautious approach. Barring any further setbacks, a return by next weekend seems plausible. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:14 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Aaron Loup moves rehab work to Triple-A
    Aaron Loup (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday.

    Advice: Loup had been working at High-A Dunedin, so the move to the higher level of competition is a good sign toward an impending return. The southpaw has been sidelined the entire season to date due to a flexor strain in his pitching elbow. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:07 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Yasiel Puig hits two-run homer
    Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Padres.

    Advice: Puig went opposite field off Carlos Villanueva for his fifth homer in 153 at-bats this season. He might not have it figured out completely just yet, but he has to be getting closer to ending his slump. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:18 pm
  • Jon Jay (shoulder) gets two hits in return
    Jon Jay (shoulder) doubled and singled in his return to the lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Jay didn't start a game for nearly a week due to a sore shoulder. It's not expected to be a long-term issue for him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:04 am
  • Santana's eight quality innings aren't enough
    Ervin Santana pitched eight strong innings, allowing two runs on four hits, in a no-decision Thursday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Santana kept his team in the game but was matched by the equally effective Marco Estrada, leaving both out of the decision. The right-hander walked two while striking out five, with an Edwin Encarnacion two-run homer in the sixth accounting for all of the Jays' runs against him. Santana has been largely good in seven starts this year, posting a 3.13 ERA, but he's just 1-2 to show for it. The 33-year-old will seek a better result Tuesday against the Royals. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:52 pm
  • Dodgers demote Bolsinger after spot start
    Dodgers optioned RHP Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Bolsinger allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in his season debut. Apparently, it wasn't enough to keep him in the starting rotation. He'll resurface in Los Angeles at some point this season. Veteran reliever Chin-hui Tsao was called up to take Bolsinger's roster spot. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:29 pm
  • Jon Jay (shoulder) expected back Thursday
    Padres manager Andy Green said he expects Jon Jay (shoulder) to return to the lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Jay has been sidelined since last Friday because of a jammed shoulder, though he did make an appearance as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday night. He grounded out to second base in the bottom of the eighth inning, but it still served as a positive sign. Jay, the Padres' primary center fielder, is slashing .278/.338/.368 in 38 games this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:11 am
  • Mike Bolsinger takes loss in season debut
    Making his season debut, Mike Bolsinger pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed three runs Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Bolsinger was slated to be a part of the Dodgers rotation before suffering a strained oblique in spring training, costing him the first month. The Dodgers activated him tonight even though he probably could have used one or two more rehab starts. He might now be sent down to make them. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:29 pm
  • Doug Fister gives up three runs in win
    Doug Fister pitched 6 1/3 innings of three-run ball for a win Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Fister seems like a poor bet going forward since his velocity hasn't bounced back after last year's plunge and his strikeout rate has continued to decline. He's held his own so far, posting a 4.22 ERA, but there just doesn't seem to be any upside here any longer. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:53 pm
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  • Tillman collects win number six against SEA
    Chris Tillman struck out six and allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday’s win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Just more of the same from Mr. Tillman. He whiffed a batter per inning yet again and tossed his fifth-consecutive quality start, picking up his sixth win of the season. The right-hander would probably like to re-do the 3-1 cookie he threw to Leonys Martin in the top of the third; nonetheless, he continues to impress in his bounce-back campaign. Tillman has a stellar 2.61 ERA with 53 strikeouts in just 51 2/3 innings. The Astros will come to town for his next start. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Yasiel Puig dropped to eighth vs Angels
    Yasiel Puig is hitting eighth for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

    Advice: Puig has been scuffling mightily this season and is hitting just .232/.273/.373 with four homers and 14 RBI over 142 at-bats. He has 10 extra-base hits on the year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:57 pm
  • Kinsler goes yard in fourth consecutive game
    Ian Kinsler finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-3 victory over the Twins.

    Advice: Kinsler singled and scored in the first inning, smacked an RBI single in the third, and then took Twins reliever Taylor Rogers deep in the bottom of the sixth for a solo shot. The second baseman has now homered in four straight games and he boasts a .319/.367/.554 batting line with 10 homers, 24 RBI, and 37 runs scored in 39 total games this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:18 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:10 am vs Phi
     
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) moves rehab to AAA
    Devon Travis (shoulder) has moved his minor league rehab assignment to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Travis hit .357/.375/.500 with five RBI in four rehab games (16 plate appearances) with High-A Dunedin. He could return to the Blue Jays over the weekend if everything continues to go according to plan. The second baseman hasn't played in a major league game since last July 28, when his left shoulder began barking. Travis would eventually need major shoulder surgery. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:10 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Adam Duvall getting night off Wednesday
    Adam Duvall is out of the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Tyler Holt will start in left field and bat seventh versus Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger. Duvall has seven home runs and 16 RBI in 34 games this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:37 am
  • Jon Jay is day-to-day with a sore shoulder
    Jon Jay is day-to-day with a sore shoulder.

    Advice: Jay jammed the shoulder on Friday night and hasn't felt much progress, but the Padres are hoping this doesn't have to be a disabled list situation. Travis Jankowski started in center field and hit leadoff in the Padres' final two games in Milwaukee. Wil Myers will get the nod at leadoff in Tuesday night's series opener against the Giants and Madison Bumgarner. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:24 pm
  • Dodgers activate Bolsinger for Wed. start
    Dodgers activated RHP Mike Bolsinger from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Bolsinger will make a spot start for the Dodgers on Wednesday against the Angels. Out all season with a strained oblique, he yielded two runs over eight rehab innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City. The right-hander could be optioned right back to OKC after the game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:13 pm
  • Bolsinger (oblique) to start Wed. vs. Angels
    Mike Bolsinger (oblique) will be activated from the disabled list to start Wednesday against the Angels.

    Advice: It will be a spot-start to give the other starters an extra day of rest. Bolsinger, who began the year on the DL with a strained oblique, has posted a 2.25 ERA and 7/3 K/BB ratio in eight innings across two minor league rehab starts with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:15 am
  • Ian Kinsler belts eighth homer in Tigers' win
    Ian Kinsler went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and RBI double in Monday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Kinsler led off the bottom of the first inning with a blast off of Jose Berrios and it turned out to be an eight-run first inning for the Tigers. They went deep three times on the night, with J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos also hitting balls over the boards. With eight longballs on the season, Kinsler is just three shy of last year's total. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:09 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:10 am vs Phi
     
  • Duvall socks solo homer vs. Indians
    Adam Duvall socked a solo homer in Monday’s loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Duvall now has seven home runs on the year, including five this month. The 27-year-old is still striking out a lot, but his pop can help in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:40 pm
  • Turner not in Dodgers' lineup Monday
    Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers' lineup Monday against the Angels.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off. Howie Kendrick will start at third base and bat third against right-hander Matt Shoemaker. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:58 pm
  • Puig not in Monday's lineup
    Yasiel Puig is not in Monday's lineup against the Angels.

    Advice: Puig went 0-for-3 on Sunday and is batting just .234/.276/.380 over 37 games this season. Trayce Thompson will start in right field and bat seventh against right-hander Matt Shoemaker. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:56 pm
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