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  • Marlins could extend 3B Casey McGehee's Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins are likelier to extend Casey McGehee than trade him.

    Advice: McGehee is a sell high candidate if there ever was one, but the Marlins evidently want to keep him around. The third baseman is eligible for arbitration this winter for a final time, so the Marlins wouldn't necessarily have to extend McGehee in order to keep him around for another year. McGehee, who has drawn interest from the Mariners, among other clubs, is batting .322 with 56 RBI this season.
    Today, 5:17 pm
  • Mariners interested in Casey McGehee
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mariners are among the teams interested in Casey McGehee.

    Advice: McGehee has played his way into being a nice trade chip for the Marlins, batting .322 with 56 RBI. The Mariners are intent on finding a right-handed bat but have mostly been looking at outfielders. McGehee has played just one game in the outfield as a pro, but he could be used in the DH spot, with Corey Hart shifting to the outfield.
    Today, 4:44 pm
  • Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) takes BP
    Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) took a successful round of batting practice Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done so since landing on the DL. Callaspo has also done some running, though he's yet to run the bases. He's expected to be activated in the middle of next week if all goes well.
    Today, 4:23 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs x Hou
  • Taijuan Walker to start for M's on Wednesday
    Taijuan Walker will be recalled to start on Wednesday versus the Mets.

    Advice: Walker has put up a 3.60 ERA while striking out nine over 10 innings in his two starts for the Mariners this season. With James Paxton (lat) slated to return pretty soon, Walker likely has to pitch well in order to remain in the rotation. Still, he makes for a nice streaming option Wednesday at the very least.
    Today, 3:34 pm
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Tulo (hip) could be out more than 15 days
    Rockies trainer Keith Dugger said Tuesday that there's no guarantee Troy Tulowitzki (hip) will be ready for activation when his 15 days are up.

    Advice: Tulo was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a left hip flexor strain. It's possible he'll be ready to go in two weeks, but it's far from a given, particularly with his history of leg issues. Josh Rutledge will handle shortstop while Tulo is out.
    Today, 3:30 pm
    Disabled List
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs x Was
  • Troy Tulowitzki lands on DL with strained hip
    Rockies placed SS Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 20, with a left hip flexor strain.

    Advice: Tulo suffered the hip strain Saturday while trying to leg out a single. The Rockies called the injury a quad "cramp" at first, but Tulo wasn't making much progress and will now be sidelined through the July 31 trade deadline. He wasn't likely to be dealt anyway. Josh Rutledge will fill in at shortstop and could be a decent mixed-league fantasy option for a bit.
    Today, 2:44 pm
    Disabled List
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs x Was
  • Tulo (quad) likely to be placed on 15-day DL
    Troy Tulowitzki (quad) is likely to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Tulo hasn't played since tweaking his quad Saturday while running down the first base line. The injury was initially called a "cramp," but it's obviously more serious than that. The shortstop is not listed anywhere on the Rockies' lineup card Tuesday night. Not even as a reserve.
    Today, 2:35 pm
    Disabled List
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs x Was
  • Tulo (quad) out of Rockies lineup again Tues.
    Troy Tulowtizki (quad) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Tulowitzki has now missed three straight games since pulling up lame while running down the first base line on Saturday night with what was initially labeled a "cramp." It's clear by now that the injury is more serious than the Rockies are willing to acknowledge, but there's been no talk yet about a 15-day disabled list stint.
    Today, 2:07 pm
    Disabled List
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs x Was
  • Aybar (groin) back in Angels' lineup Tuesday
    Erick Aybar (groin) is back in the Angels' starting lineup on Tuesday night versus the Orioles.

    Advice: Aybar missed a couple of games with soreness in his right groin. He's batting fifth and starting at shortstop on Tuesday against Orioles righty Miguel Gonzalez.
    Today, 1:59 pm
    7:05 pm vs ^ Bal
  • Phillies recall Darin Ruf from Triple-A level
    Phillies recalled OF Darin Ruf from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Ruf went 1-for-10 with four strikeouts in a short stint with the Phillies earlier this season. He'll act as depth at first base and both corner outfield spots.
    Today, 1:49 pm
    Top 6, 5-3 vs x SF
  • Taveras not in Cardinals' lineup on Tuesday
    Oscar Taveras is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Rays.

    Advice: Taveras has started only two of the Cardinals' last seven games and will for some reason sit Tuesday versus a right-hander -- Rays starter Jake Odorizzi. Taveras hasn't performed very well in his first taste of the major league level, but he's not going to get any better with only sporadic at-bats. Allen Craig is in right field in Tuesday's series-opener versus Tampa Bay.
    Today, 1:44 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (back) not in lineup Tues.
    Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is not playing Tuesday.

    Advice: Cabrera left Monday's series-opener against the Twins with back spasms. He's considered day-to-day. Mike Aviles is starting at shortstop Tuesday night in Minnesota.
    Today, 1:37 pm
  • Indians option C.C. Lee to AAA Columbus
    Indians optioned RHP C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Lee has a 4.26 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 12 2/3 innings this season for the Indians. He was sent to the minors Tuesday to clear a spot for starter Danny Salazar.
    Today, 1:20 pm
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  • Rays recall Jeff Beliveau from AAA Durham
    Rays recalled LHP Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Beliveau will give the Rays some needed bullpen depth while Joel Peralta recovers from an illness. The 27-year-old southpaw has a 3.98 career ERA in the majors.
    Today, 1:11 pm
  • Rays place Joel Peralta on the disabled list
    Rays placed RHP Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 13, with a virus.

    Advice: The belief is that Peralta caught the chikungunya virus in the Dominican Republic over the All-Star break. It's an illness that is transferred by mosquitoes in the Caribbean and can cause nasty symptoms for over a week. He should be fine by the end of this month.
    Today, 1:09 pm
    Disabled List
  • Dodgers option Paco Rodriguez to Triple-A
    Dodgers optioned LHP Paco Rodriguez to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Rodriguez has allowed 10 hits and five earned runs in 8 1/3 innings this season at the major league level. He was sent back to the minors Tuesday to clear a spot for Josh Beckett, who is back from a hip injury.
    Today, 12:55 pm
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  • Hanley (wrist) not playing Tues. vs. Pirates
    Hanley Ramirez (wrist) is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Tuesday night versus the Pirates.

    Advice: Ramirez was the struck by pitches on the left shoulder and wrist Sunday night in St. Louis. X-rays have been taken and came back negative, but the shortstop is still pretty sore. Justin Turner will again fill in.
    Today, 12:31 pm
  • Cubs activate Bonifacio from 15-day DL
    Cubs activated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Darwin Barney has been designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move. Bonifacio has been sidelined since mid-June with a strained right oblique and will return to a .261/.307/.340 batting line to go along with 13 steals and 29 runs scored over 61 games.
    Today, 12:28 pm
  • Blue Jays recall INF Goins from Triple-A
    Blue Jays recalled INF Ryan Goins from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Goins batted just .150/.203/.217 over 24 games with the Blue Jays earlier this season. He's not fantasy relevant.
    Today, 12:21 pm
    Bot 7, 4-0 vs ^ Bos
  • Yankees officially acquire 3B Chase Headley
    Yankees acquired 3B Chase Headley and cash considerations from the Padres for INF Yangervis Solarte and RHP Rafael De Paula.

    Advice: The deal is now official. Headley's stock has plummeted since his breakout season in 2012, but he's a worthwhile gamble for the Yankees given their current options at third base. The 30-year-old has swung the bat better of late and has good road numbers for his career, so it would be no surprise if he finishes his walk year on a high note.
    Today, 10:40 am
  • Report: Yankees acquire Headley from Padres
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the Padres.

    Advice: Neither team has confirmed the deal, but the Yankees will send infielder Yangervis Solarte and prospect right-hander right-hander Rafael De Paula to the Padres. New York will also receive $1 million from San Diego to help cover part of the nearly $4 million remaining on Headley's contract for this season.
    Today, 10:22 am
  • Report: Yanks have checked in on John Danks
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have checked in with the White Sox about the availability of left-hander John Danks.

    Advice: There's nothing to indicate that the two sides are close to a deal, but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman hasn't made any secret about his desire to add starting pitching. Danks owns a 4.35 ERA and 87/46 K/BB ratio over 124 innings this season, so he's not quite the pitcher he once was. There's still around $34 million remaining on his contract, which runs through 2016. He has a six-team no-trade list, but it's unclear if the Yankees are on it.
    Today, 8:53 am
  • Peralta (virus) expected to be placed on DL
    Joel Peralta (virus) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: Peralta believes that he acquired the chikungunya virus, an illness transferred by mosquitoes in the Caribbean, which is where Peralta spent his All-Star break. He would be placed on the disabled list retroactive to July 13, setting him up to return within a few days assuming he feels up to it. Jeff Beliveau is the most likely replacement on the active roster.
    Today, 8:08 am
    Disabled List
  • Fujikawa (elbow) pitches in Triple-A
    Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) allowed one run on two hits over one inning Monday in his first rehab appearance with Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Fujikawa, who is currently making his way back from Tommy John surgery, moved his rehab up to Triple-A on Monday after he made six scoreless appearances between rookie ball and Class A Wayne County. He could be ready to join the Cubs' bullpen after a handful of appearances in Triple-A.
    Today, 7:12 am
    Disabled List
  • Ryan Goins to be called up from Triple-A
    Ryan Goins is expected to be called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Blue Jays will also call up top prospect Aaron Sanchez. No word yet on the corresponding roster moves involved. Goins began the year as Toronto's starting second baseman, but he batted just .150/.203/.217 over 24 games before being demoted. Still, he's highly-regarded for his defense and could have value as a backup infielder.
    Today, 6:15 am
    Bot 7, 4-0 vs ^ Bos
  • Young leaves game with calf cramp
    Chris Young left Monday's game against the Mariners in the eighth inning due to a left calf cramp.

    Advice: Young suffered the injury running to first base in the top of the eighth inning. The hope is that it's not a big deal, but the Mets should know more Tuesday.
    Today, 5:38 am
  • Aybar (groin) grounds out as pinch-hitter
    Erick Aybar (groin) grounded out in a pinch-hit appearance Monday against the Orioles.

    Advice: Aybar has missed three straight starts with a sore right groin, but it's a good sign that he was able to pinch-hit. Look for him to return to the starting lineup soon.
    Today, 1:24 am
    7:05 pm vs ^ Bal
  • Jones goes deep twice to sink the Angels
    Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers in Monday's 4-2 win against the Angels.

    Advice: Jones' first inning shot off Matt Shoemaker plated Nick Markakis and put the Orioles on top 2-0. Five frames later, deja vu, only this time Jones was even more emphatic, pulverizing the ball 443 feet over the left center wall to give Baltimore a 4-2 lead it wouldn't relinquish. Jones has two homers and nine RBI over his last three games. His slash line is up to a healthy .300/.325/.500, and the outfielder is on pace for 31 homers and 104 RBI.
    Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Niese struggles in loss Mariners on Monday
    In his return from the disabled list, Jon Niese allowed four earned runs over six innings in the Mets' loss to the Mariners on Monday.

    Advice: Out since early July with shoulder inflammation, Niese punched out six and issued two free passes. The Mariners weren't fooled by his stuff, collecting 11 hits. Regardless, New York is happy to have Niese back, if for no other reason than to showcase him. The left-hander's contract is extremely team-friendly, paying out just $16 million over the next two seasons, with the Mets also in possession of a pair of club options totaling $21 million after that. Outside of a rusty return from layoff, Niese has been remarkably consistent; this was the first time he'd yielded more than three earned runs in a start. Now 5-5 with a 3.13 ERA, Niese heads to Milwaukee this weekend.
    Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • T.J. House gives up three runs to Twins
    T.J. House surrendered three runs in five innings Monday in a no-decision against the Twins.

    Advice: House didn't lose his spot as the Indians' fifth starter despite being sent down for the All-Star break, but his job could be in jeopardy pending Danny Salazar's outing on Tuesday. It'd be best for the Indians if Salazar steps up and claims the spot.
    Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Nick Swisher plays right field
    Playing right field for the first time this season, Nick Swisher went 0-for-3 with a walk on Monday.

    Advice: The Indians gave up some defense to get Yan Gomes into the lineup at DH tonight. Swisher to the outfield doesn't figure to become a frequent occurrence. Really, Swisher to the bench once in a while might be a better solution for Cleveland.
    Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Adam Eaton playing through broken finger
    Adam Eaton has been playing through a broken right middle finger.

    Advice: Eaton broke the finger on a head-first slide in the series against the Red Sox prior to the All-Star break but kept the injury quiet. He singled twice and stole a base Monday, so it appears the ailment isn't bothering him too much. "I've been trying to hold the bat a little differently and swing it differently," said Eaton "It's something you deal with," Eaton said after Monday's game. "It's something you have to play through and I know anybody else in here would do it."
    Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Jacob Petricka records fourth save
    Jacob Petricka notched his fourth save with a scoreless ninth in a two-run game against the Royals on Monday.

    Advice: Ronald Belisario has settled back into his eighth-inning role, but it's still unclear who will get the ninth on a nightly basis. Petricka was also given a chance to close Saturday, only to be pulled in favor of Zach Putnam after allowing two to reach with two outs. Putnam converted that one to earn his second save in two days, but he went unused tonight after also getting Sunday off. At least it seems pretty clear in light of Javy Guerra's recent struggles that the closer committee is down to Petricka and Putnam. If one of the two has a couple of bad appearances in a row, it will probably solve matters.
    Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Adam Eaton reaches three times
    Adam Eaton went 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base versus the Royals on Monday.

    Advice: Eaton's successful year hasn't translated into a whole lot of fantasy value, but he's taken a step forward lately, hitting in eight straight games to raise his average from .265 to .283. He's also stolen bases in consecutive contests after going 8-for-14 through 76 games this year.
    Yesterday, 8:55 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera exits with back spasms
    Asdrubal Cabrera left Monday's game against the Twins with lower back spasms.

    Advice: The injury appeared to occur when Cabrera fielded a groundout in the bottom of the second inning. He was pinch-hit for in the top of the third. The Indians should provide an update on their shortstop after the game.
    Yesterday, 6:29 pm
  • Erick Aybar (groin) hoping to return Tuesday
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia is hoping Erick Aybar (groin) will be ready to return to the lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Aybar is missing a third straight game Monday due to a sore right groin, but it appears that he's feeling better. The All-Star is batting .283/.320/.409 with six homers, 50 RBI and 11 stolen bases this season.
    Yesterday, 4:18 pm
    7:05 pm vs ^ Bal
  • Hanley's second X-ray comes back clean
    A second X-ray on Hanley Ramirez's left hand came back negative.

    Advice: Ramirez passed a preliminary test Sunday after exiting following a hit by pitch, but the Dodgers wanted to give him another one just in case. The shortstop is out of Monday's lineup but should be back in there soon enough.
    Yesterday, 4:05 pm
  • Walker could start Wednesday vs. Mets
    Taijuan Walker could be called up to start Wednesday against the Mets.

    Advice: The Mariners have pushed back Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez to start Thursday and Friday against the Orioles in Seattle, which leaves Wednesday up in the air. Walker is currently scheduled to start Wednesday in Triple-A, so it doesn't take a major leap of logic to say he's the likely option for the assignment.
    Yesterday, 2:57 pm
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Fujikawa (elbow) headed to Triple-A
    Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) will continue his rehab at Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Fujikawa, who is currently making his way back from Tommy John surgery, has made six scoreless appearances between rookie ball and Class A Wayne County. The 34-year-old could be an option for the Cubs' bullpen in short order.
    Yesterday, 2:30 pm
    Disabled List
  • Aybar (groin) remains out of lineup Monday
    Erick Aybar (groin) is out of the Angels' lineup for the third straight game Monday.

    Advice: Aybar hasn't played since leaving Friday's game with a sore right groin. There's been no talk of a DL stint as of yet. John McDonald will fill in at shortstop Monday.
    Yesterday, 2:08 pm
    7:05 pm vs ^ Bal
  • Tulo (quad) out of lineup again Monday
    Troy Tulowitzki (quad) is out of the Rockies' lineup again Monday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Tulo had to exit Saturday's contest with a cramp in his left quad and will now miss his second straight start. He's considered day-to-day for now. Josh Rutledge will fill in at shortstop.
    Yesterday, 2:00 pm
    Disabled List
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs x Was
  • Hanley (wrist) sitting out Monday vs. Pirates
    Hanley Ramirez (wrist) is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Monday night against the Pirates.

    Advice: Ramirez was struck by two pitches in Los Angeles' defeat of the Cardinals on Sunday night in St. Louis -- once in the shoulder and once in the wrist. He passed a preliminary test, but the Dodgers will play it safe. Justin Turner is playing shortstop on Monday.
    Yesterday, 12:42 pm
  • Indians recall T.J. House for Monday start
    Indians recalled LHP T.J. House from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: House will start for the Indians on Monday night against the Twins. He has an underwhelming 4.40 ERA and 1.53 WHIP this year at the major league level and is not a good fantasy bet, even against light-hitting Minnesota.
    Yesterday, 12:03 pm
  • Hanley removed from game after second HBP
    Hanley Ramirez left Sunday night's game against the Cardinals after taking a pitch off his wrist.

    Advice: It was a 99 mph fastball from Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal. Hanley also got plunked in his left shoulder earlier in the game, but a preliminary exam showed no major injuries and he told reporters late Sunday that he expects to start Monday in Pittsburgh. "We'll see," added Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.
    Yesterday, 5:56 am
  • Joel Peralta may have chikungunya virus
    Joel Peralta believes he has the chikungunya virus.

    Advice: It's an illness transferred by mosquitoes in the Caribbean, where Peralta spent his All-Star break. The symptoms typically last over a week and the Rays might place him on the disabled list retroactive to July 13. The right-handed reliever should be fine eventually.
    Yesterday, 5:45 am
    Disabled List
  • Mets activate Jon Niese for Monday start
    Mets activated RHP Jon Niese from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He'll rejoin the Mets rotation on Monday when he takes on the Mariners in Seattle. Before hitting the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, he posted a terrific 2.96 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 74/28 K/BB ratio over his first 103 1/3 frames.
    Sunday, 4:53 pm
  • Joel Peralta unavailable with illness Sunday
    Joel Peralta was unavailable for the Sunday's game against the Twins due to an illness.

    Advice: The Rays needed all hands on deck to preserve a two-run victory over the Twins on Sunday, and it wound up being Kirby Yates who cleaned up Grant Balfour's mess by recording the final two outs. Peralta should be fine in a day or two.
    Sunday, 3:35 pm
    Disabled List
  • Danks smoked by Astros, but takes no-decision
    John Danks allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings, but took a no-decision as the White Sox lost 11-7 on Sunday.

    Advice: Danks has been prone to this type of blow-up outing, but had looked better as of late, entering Sunday's start with a 2.73 ERA over his previous four outings. The Astros were able to bang out 12 hits, including home runs by Matt Dominguez and Jose Altuve. Danks did not issue a walk and struck out four as he watched his ERA balloon to 4.35. He'll try to bounce back against the Twins on the road on Friday.
    Sunday, 3:15 pm
  • McGehee homers to help Marlins top Giants
    Casey McGehee homered Sunday in the Marlins' 3-2 victory over the visiting Giants.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot to deep left-center field off Giants starter Tim Lincecum. McGehee is batting .322 with 56 RBI in 96 games this season, but Sunday's home run was only his second. Part of that is the park he calls home. Marlins GM Dan Jennings said earlier this month that McGehee will not be on the block at this year's July 31 trade deadline, so don't expect the power to improve all that much down the stretch.
    Sunday, 1:05 pm
  • Alberto Callaspo could return next week
    Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) thinks he'll be ready for activation just a couple days after he's eligible next Sunday.

    Advice: It's possible that Callaspo will play a few rehab games before the A's activate him. The veteran infielder has been on the shelf since mid-July with a strained right hamstring.
    Sunday, 11:11 am
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs x Hou
  • Erick Aybar (groin) out of lineup again Sun.
    Erick Aybar (groin) remained out of the Angels' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Aybar exited Friday's game with a strained right groin and has now sat out the last two contests. It doesn't appear at this point that a stint on the disabled list will be required, but it's also unclear when he'll be ready to return. Grant Green is at shortstop Sunday.
    Sunday, 9:43 am
    7:05 pm vs ^ Bal
  • Troy Tulowitzki (quad) out of lineup Sunday
    Troy Tulowitzki (quad) is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Tulo had to exit Saturday's contest with a cramp in his left quad. As long as it's indeed just a cramp, he should be fine after a day or two of rest. Josh Rutledge is at shortstop Sunday.
    Sunday, 8:11 am
    Disabled List
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs x Was
  • Adam Jones knocks in five, swipes two bases
    Adam Jones filled up the box score on Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a homer, five RBI and two steals in the Orioles' 8-4 defeat of the A's.

    Advice: Jones is the first player since the Pirates' Matt Lawton in 2005 with five RBI and two steals in the same game. Obviously, it helped a bunch that leadoff man Nick Markakis had four hits and No. 2 hitter Steve Pearce had three hits and a walk ahead of Jones in the third spot, but Jones got the steals on his own. It was the third two-steal game of his career.
    Saturday, 9:43 pm
  • Troy Tulowitzki diagnosed with thigh cramping
    Troy Tulowitzki left Saturday's game against the Pirates due to a muscle cramp in his left thigh.

    Advice: The injury looked more serious than a cramp, so this initial diagnosis is promising but might also be a bit optimistic. Tulo finished 0-for-2 with a strikeout after pulling up lame on a groundout to first base. Josh Rutledge replaced him at shortstop the next inning.
    Saturday, 6:06 pm
    Disabled List
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs x Was
  • Troy Tulowitzki departs game with leg injury
    Troy Tulowitzki left Saturday's game versus the Pirates after he pulled up running out a grounder to first base.

    Advice: Tulowitzki was 0-for-2 with a strikeout before suffering what appeared to be an upper-leg or hip injury. Josh Rutledge replaced him at shortstop. The Rockies should have a status update on Tulo soon.
    Saturday, 5:17 pm
    Disabled List
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs x Was
  • Mariners prospect Taijuan Walker solid in AAA
    Mariners right-handed pitching prospect Taijuan Walker went five innings for Triple-A Tacoma, scattering seven hits, three walks, and one hit batsman while allowing two runs and striking out one batter.

    Advice: Walker allowed only one extra base hit and induced three double plays, which allowed him to hold Reno to only two runs. Walker threw 52 of his 90 pitches for strikes (57.8 percent), which is acceptable. The main knock on Walker is his perpetual struggles with command, which is common for young pitchers.
    Saturday, 7:39 am
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Adam Eaton triples in return to Sox lineup
    Adam Eaton, who missed the last two games of the season's first half with wrist and ankle injuries, went 1-for-4 with a triple in his return to the lineup on Friday.

    Advice: The speedy outfielder has been a spark plug atop the White Sox lineup this season, hitting .270/.339/.377 with a homer, 25 RBI and eight stolen bases in his first 75 contests.
    Saturday, 3:20 am
  • Hanley Ramirez doubles in return to lineup
    Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) returned to the Dodgers lineup on Friday, going 1-for-4 with a double in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: The injury has been a nagging problem for Ramirez and has caused him to miss a handful of games over the last month. He has been terrific when on the field though, hitting .275/.368/.468 with 11 homers, 48 RBI and 12 stolen bases in his 84 games.
    Saturday, 3:20 am
  • Erick Aybar leaves in ninth
    Erick Aybar left Friday's game in the ninth inning with a sore right groin.

    Advice: Aybar was pulled after singling to begin the inning. If he needs Saturday off, then John McDonald would start at shortstop.
    Friday, 10:18 pm
    7:05 pm vs ^ Bal
  • Niese expected to rejoin rotation on Monday
    Jon Niese (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday and remains on track to rejoin the Mets rotation on Monday in Seattle.

    Advice: Niese has been on the shelf with a strained left hamstring since June 22. He will return to a 2.96 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 74/28 K/BB ratio through his first 103 1/3 innings.
    Friday, 3:53 pm
  • Oscar Taveras sitting out for Cards again
    Oscar Taveras is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: We're struggling to figure out what the Cards are doing with the Taveras. He's now been benched for three out of the last four games, and all of them have been against right-handed pitching. Meanwhile, Allen Craig continues to look as feeble as ever at the plate and is back in the lineup again Friday. Taveras isn't going to have much mixed league value at the rate he's playing. Perhaps a spot will be cleared for him (or he'll be in another organization) after the trade deadline.
    Friday, 2:15 pm
  • Paco Rodriguez recalled from Triple-A
    Dodgers recalled LHP Paco Rodriguez from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: He's taking the roster spot vacated by Pedro Baez. Rodriguez holds a 6.43 across 10 relief appearances for the Dodgers this season.
    Friday, 11:55 am
    Not Active
  • Rays want Walker in potential Price deal
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rays have talked to the Mariners about Taijuan Walker in a potential trade involving David Price.

    Advice: It's no surprise, as they had similar discussions over the winter before the M's ultimately decided against dealing Walker. However, now that they're in the thick of the American League Wild Card race, it appears they may be more willing to part with the young hurler. Heyman says the Rays want Walker "plus two or three other top young players" for Price. The Mariners have also talked to the Rays about Ben Zobrist.
    Friday, 11:54 am
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • T.J. House to start on Monday
    T.J. House will be recalled to start on Monday against the Twins.

    Advice: House was optioned before the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. Danny Salazar is expected to follow him on Tuesday, and whoever pitches better of the two could stick around until Justin Masterson (knee) returns.
    Friday, 6:44 am
  • C.C. Lee recalled from Triple-A
    Indians recalled RHP C.C. Lee from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Lee has appeared in 13 games for the Tribe this season, posting a 4.76 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 11/3 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings. He'll be used in middle relief.
    Thursday, 3:32 pm
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  • Taijuan Walker not close to rejoining Seattle
    Taijuan Walker's next start at Triple-A Tacoma has been pushed back from Thursday to Friday.

    Advice: Walker is now off schedule to reclaim the fifth spot in the Mariners' rotation next Tuesday against the Mets. "Taijuan just needs a little more time," Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said Thursday. "He got up here this year, fairly quick (after battling a shoulder injury). That was, more or less, out of necessity. What we'd like to do is have Taijuan get a few more games under his belt.
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