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  • Altuve homers twice, Astros rout the Angels
    Jose Altuve went yard twice Sunday as the Astros routed the Angels 13-3 at Minute Maid Park.

    Advice: Altuve slugged both of his homers off Angels starter Tim Lincecum, who left the game after recording only four outs. Lincecum gave up a total of eight runs on two walks and seven hits. Altuve also added an RBI single in the fifth, finishing the day 3-for-5 with two runs scored and six RBI. The second baseman is slashing .360/.428/.575 with 17 homers, 60 RBI, and 75 runs scored in 98 games this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:27 pm
  • Carpenter (oblique) nearing rehab assignment
    Matt Carpenter (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment later this week.

    Advice: Carpenter resumed some baseball activities on Friday and evidently has responded well. He shouldn't need too many rehab games before being activated, so a return within the next week or so would seem to be a possibility. Carpenter has missed the last two and a half weeks with a right oblique strain. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:23 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 6, 3-9 vs x LAD
     
  • Schimpf slugs ninth homer of July vs. Nats
    Ryan Schimpf slugged another home run Sunday as the Padres defeated the Nationals 10-6.

    Advice: Schimpf hit an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning and a solo homer in the top of the eighth, finishing the day 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI. The 28-year-old second baseman now has nine home runs in July, which is a new record for a Padres rookie in a single calendar month. Schimpf was raking at the Triple-A level prior to his mid-June promotion, so maybe this breakout is somewhat for real. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:19 pm
  • Andres Blanco (finger) headed to DL
    Andres Blanco will be placed on the disabled list after being diagnosed with a fractured left index finger on Sunday.

    Advice: Blanco suffered the injury when he was spiked. It's unclear at this point how long the utility infielder might be sidelined. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:36 pm
    New Player Note
    Andrés Blanco Phi - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    L, 5-4 ^ @Pit
     
  • Prado's three hits fail to save Marlins
    Martin Prado went 3-for-4 with a trio of singles in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Only two other Marlins (Christian Yelich, Adeiny Hechavarria) secured hits on the afternoon. And only Prado managed a multi-hit effort. In total, the team collected five singles. It was that kind of a game for the Marlins. For his part, Prado is slashing .322/.373/.415 with 21 doubles, 35 RBI and 41 runs scored over 367 at-bats. While the veteran infielder isn't a particularly sexy fantasy option, he at least offers a very dependable average. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:26 pm
    L, 3-0 vs ^ NYM
     
  • Addison Russell exits game with heel injury
    Addison Russell exited Sunday's game against the Brewers with a bruised left heel.

    Advice: He fouled a ball off the heel Saturday and it got progressively sore on him Sunday. The Cubs are saying his removal was precautionary, so consider Russell day-to-day. Javier Baez is likely to fill in at shortstop for any amount of time that Russell might miss. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:03 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 6-5 ^ @Mil
     
  • Addison Russell exits with undisclosed injury
    Addison Russell departed Sunday's game against the Brewers with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: Russell was pulled after flying out to end the fourth inning. He didn't suffer any obvious injury, but the Cubs should provide more on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:47 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 6-5 ^ @Mil
     
  • Carlos Sanchez recalled from Triple-A
    White Sox recalled INF Carlos Sanchez from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: He'll serve as the 26th man with the Tigers having to complete a suspended game Sunday in addition to their regularly scheduled contest. Sanchez is hitting just .161 across 31 at-bats for the White Sox this year. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:49 am
  • Arismendy Alcantara optioned to Triple-A
    Athletics optioned INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: He's clearly out to accommodate the arrival of Sunday's starter, Jesse Hahn. Alcantara has three hits in 13 at-bats in his brief time with the big club this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:18 am
    Not Active
    W, 3-2 vs x TB
     
  • Joe Panik (concussion) has 'turned a corner'
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that Joe Panik (concussion) has "turned a corner" in his recovery.

    Advice: Panik had a setback with his concussion symptoms just a couple days ago but apparently has made lots of recent progress. He's going to remain out of the lineup while on his rehab assignment for a few more days but has been cleared to resume baseball activities. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:39 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-2 x @NYY
     
  • Neil Walker not in Sunday's lineup
    Neil Walker is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to be a simple day off. Kelly Johnson is filling in at second base for Walker. Travis d'Arnaud is also sitting out, as Rene Rivera is doing the catching. Michael Conforto is getting his first career start in center field Sunday. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:07 am
  • Prado has two hits, two RBI in win over Mets
    Martin Prado went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Saturday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: Prado had a pair of RBI singles in the win, the first in the fifth and another in the seventh inning. He's now got 35 RBI on the year. The 32-year-old doesn't produce many counting stats, but he's hitting .317/.366/.410 with 41 runs scored through 91 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:56 pm
    L, 3-0 vs ^ NYM
     
  • Owings returns to action with a stolen base
    Chris Owings went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in his first game back from the disabled list on Saturday.

    Advice: The stolen base is a good sign that the foot injury that kept him on the DL for six weeks is a thing of the past. He doesn't have much power, so his .284 batting average and his nine stolen bases are the only stats keeping him on the fringe of fantasy usefulness. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:01 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 9-8 ^ @Cin
     
  • Drew strokes walk-off RBI double on Saturday
    Stephen Drew was called upon to pinch hit in the bottom of the ninth inning and stroked a game-winning RBI double as the Nationals won in walk-off fashion on Saturday.

    Advice: Drew has been relegated to part-time duty this season but has hit well when given the chance. After being one of the game's worst batters the last two years, Drew is hitting .255/.313/.539 this year. He has seven home runs in only 103 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:48 pm
    New Player Note
    Stephen Drew Was - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 10-6 vs x SD
     
  • Zobrist goes 2-for-4 and scores a run
    Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 and scored the Cubs' only run of the game on Saturday.

    Advice: The Cubs couldn't get much going against the Brewers' Zach Davies. After starting the season like gangbusters, Zobrist has not hit well for the last few weeks. He has more walks than strikeouts this year, which increases his value in points leagues. He is batting .267/.376/.441 with 13 homers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:18 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist ChC - 2B,OF
    W, 6-5 ^ @Mil
     
  • Uribe (head) out of Indians' lineup Saturday
    Juan Uribe (head) is out of the Indians' lineup Saturday.

    Advice: Uribe took a pitch off his helmet on Friday night but thankfully avoided any type of serious injury. Indians manager Terry Francona said Uribe woke up with a minor headache but "dodged a big bullet." He's available off the bench. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:12 pm
    Player Note
    Juan Uribe Cle - 2B,3B
    L, 5-3 ^ @Bal
     
  • Diamondacks activate Chris Owings from DL
    Diamondbacks activated INF/OF Chris Owings from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He's active and with the club for Saturday's game. Owings has been sidelined since June 11 due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He's expected to platoon in center field with Michael Bourn. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:19 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 9-8 ^ @Cin
     
  • Joe Panik (concussion) making progress
    Joe Panik (concussion) was checked by a doctor on Saturday and has been cleared to continue baseball work.

    Advice: He's going to remain out of the lineup at Triple-A for another couple of days, but it sounds as though he is progressing toward a return to the field. Panik has been on the sidelines since late June due to his concussion symptoms. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:39 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-2 x @NYY
     
  • Rays demanding Profar if dealing with Texas
    Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Rays have demanded Jurickson Profar be included if they are to deal one of their available starting pitchers to the Rangers.

    Advice: Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi and Matt Moore are all said to be available for the right price, and it appears that price must include Profar if the Rangers are going to land a major upgrade to their starting rotation. The Rangers have said no thus far, but as things get closer to the trade deadline we'll see if their position changes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:32 am
    Player Note
    Jurickson Profar Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 2-1 ^ @KC
     
  • Brian Dozier launches 17th homer in victory
    Brian Dozier launched his 17th home run on Friday, leading the Twins to a 2-1 victory over the Red Sox in Boston.

    Advice: Dozier tagged Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez for a solo shot in the second inning, pulling the Twins even at 1-1. He also added a pair of singles, finishing the night 3-for-3 plus a walk. He has been on fire at the plate in recent weeks and is now slashing.249/.335/.466 with 17 homers and 50 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:17 pm
    L, 8-7 ^ @Bos
     
  • Jace Peterson hits fifth homer
    Jace Peterson hit his fifth homer Friday against the Rockies' Jason Motte.

    Advice: Peterson lost his job early this year and was sent down for a time, but he's been one of the Braves' best players this year, amassing a .743 OPS in 171 at-bats. Of course, with just 17 RBI, 23 runs scored and one steal in his 57 games, he still hasn't been able to do much for fantasy leaguers. That doesn't seem likely to change. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:08 pm
    L, 7-2 ^ @Col
     
  • Jurickson Profar goes hitless in loss
    Jurickson Profar went 0-for-3 with a HBP on Friday to drop his average under .300 for the first time since his second game of the season.

    Advice: Profar is hitting .229 with just two extra-base hits (both homers) in 83 at-bats since June 11. He could get more consistent playing time now with Prince Fielder done, but the Rangers might get more production from giving those at-bats to Joey Gallo instead. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:26 pm
    Player Note
    Jurickson Profar Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 2-1 ^ @KC
     
  • Jean Segura goes deep in loss to Reds
    Jean Segura had a nice night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Reds, going 2-for-3 with a solo home run.

    Advice: Segura got the game started out with a bang, launching a leadoff home run off of Dan Straily. He has been a terrific catalyst atop the D'Backs lineup this season, slashing .314/.359/.451 with eight long balls and 38 RBI. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:24 pm
    Player Note
    Jean Segura Ari - 2B,SS
    W, 9-8 ^ @Cin
     
  • Daniel Murphy leaves the yard in loss Friday
    Daniel Murphy clubbed his 19th home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Nationals past the Padres.

    Advice: Murphy's solo shot in the eighth inning pulled the Nats to within two runs at 5-3, but that would be as close as they would come. He continues to pummel the baseball, slashing .348/.387/.612 with 19 long balls, 70 RBI and three stolen bases in an impressive debut season with the Nats. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:06 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    L, 10-6 vs ^ SD
     
  • Juan Uribe leaves game with head contusion
    Juan Uribe is considered day-to-day after leaving Friday's game with a head contusion.

    Advice: Uribe was hit in the helmet by a pitch, but seems to have avoided any type of serious injury. Expect him to return to the lineup at some point before the end of the weekend. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:40 pm
    Player Note
    Juan Uribe Cle - 2B,3B
    L, 5-3 ^ @Bal
     
  • Brad Miller not in Rays lineup on Friday
    Brad Miller is not in the Rays starting lineup for Friday's showdown against the Mariners.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against his former club with southpaw James Paxton on the hill for the Mariners. The hot-hitting Tim Beckham will start in his place at shortstop and bat seventh for the Rays on Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:44 pm
    Player Note
    Brad Miller TB - 2B,SS,OF
    L, 3-2 ^ @Oak
     
  • Brett Lawrie (hamstring) set to undergo MRI
    Brett Lawrie (hamstring) will undergo an MRI Friday.

    Advice: Lawrie was forced to leave Thursday's game with tightness in his left hamstring, and he was still feeling sore when he got to the ballpark Friday. Obviously more will be known about his status when the test results are in. Tyler Saladino is filling in at second base Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:38 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-4 vs x Det
     
  • Matt Duffy (Achilles) nears rehab games
    Matt Duffy (Achilles) is a week away from beginning a rehab assignment.

    Advice: Duffy's recovery from a strained Achilles has come slowly, but he's finally turned a corner. It's unclear how many rehab games he'll need before being activated, but he would seem to be tracking toward an early August return. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:35 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Duffy SF - 2B,3B
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-2 x @NYY
     
  • Joe Panik (concussion) experiences setback
    Joe Panik (concussion) didn't play in a scheduled rehab game Thursday because he "didn't feel good," according to Giants manager Bruce Bochy.

    Advice: Bochy didn't specifically say that it was a setback with Panik's concussion symptoms, but it's safe to say that that's the case. At this point it's unclear when the second baseman will resume his rehab assignment. He's been out of commission since late June. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:34 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-2 x @NYY
     
  • Carpenter (oblique) cleared for activities
    Matt Carpenter (oblique) has been cleared to resume limited baseball activities.

    Advice: He was spotted fielding grounders and throwing to first base on Friday. It's unclear when he'll be allowed to swing a bat. Carpenter is hoping to be back in early August, although it might be closer to the middle of the month. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:30 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 6, 3-9 vs x LAD
     
  • Luis Sardinas recalled from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled INF Luis Sardinas from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: He's taking the roster spot of Mike Montgomery, who has been traded to the Cubs. Sardinas is hitting just .190/.215/.286 in the majors this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:13 am
    L, 2-0 ^ @Tor
     
  • Rays receiving inquiries on Steve Pearce
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Rays "are getting some calls" on Steve Pearce and there's a "decent chance he gets moved by the deadline."

    Advice: It makes sense that there would be interest in Pearce, as he's a versatile player who's having a great year with a .322/.393/.522 batting line. He's also owed less than $2 million for the rest of the season before hitting free agency this winter. Crasnick lists the Giants and Indians as clubs that are "among potential fits" for Pearce, with the Mets also a potential possibility. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:57 am
    Player Note
    Steve Pearce TB - 1B,2B,OF
    L, 3-2 ^ @Oak
     
  • Perez has RBI double, run scored vs. Bucs
    Hernan Perez went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored Thursday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Perez was one of the few Brewers able to get to Pirates starter Francisco Liriano, knocking the run-scoring double in the seventh inning. The multi-hit game was his third in a row, and Perez has now hit in five straight. The infielder is batting .279/.304/.422 in 57 games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:37 pm
    Player Note
    Hernán Pérez Mil - 2B,3B,OF
    L, 6-5 vs ^ ChC
     
  • Brett Lawrie leaves with tight hamstring
    Brett Lawrie was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Tigers with tightness in his left hamstring.

    Advice: The injury is believed to be minor and the club considers him day-to-day. Tyler Saladino replaced him on Thursday and could start in his place on Friday if Lawrie is unable to return. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:48 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-4 vs x Det
     
  • Steve Pearce not in Rays lineup Thursday
    Steve Pearce is not in the Rays starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off for Pearce, who played in two straight games after being activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. Look for him back in his customary cleanup spot in the order on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:04 pm
    Player Note
    Steve Pearce TB - 1B,2B,OF
    L, 3-2 ^ @Oak
     
  • Owings (foot) near return to Diamondbacks
    Chris Owings (foot) is expected to rejoin the Diamondbacks within the next week.

    Advice: Owings played in back-to-back rehab games with Triple-A Reno on Tuesday and Wednesday, going a combined 5-for-9 with a walk, four RBI, and two runs scored. He has been on the disabled list since June 11 due to a flareup of plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The righty-swinging 24-year-old can platoon in center field with lefty Michael Bourn. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:49 am
    New Player Note
    Chris Owings Ari - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 9-8 ^ @Cin
     
  • Panik (head) plays seven innings at AAA
    Joe Panik (head) played seven innings of second base Wednesday night at Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: He also doubled and hit three pop-ups, finishing 1-for-4 in Sacramento's defeat of the Marlins' Triple-A affiliate from New Orleans. Panik remains on track to be activated from the concussion disabled list ahead of Friday night's series opener at Yankee Stadium. He has been on the shelf since June 29. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:51 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-2 x @NYY
     
  • Schimpf homers in both games of twin bill
    Ryan Schimpf clubbed his seventh home run of the season as the Padres dropped the nightcap of Wednesday's doubleheader to the Cardinals.

    Advice: He also homered in a losing effort in the first game of the twin bill. While he's a potential drain in batting average, Schimpf has brought impressive power to the table since his recall from Triple-A, slashing .227/.337/.600 with seven homers and 13 RBI in just 89 plate appearances. He's worth a look in mixed leagues if lacking power in the middle infield. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:28 pm
  • A's recall Arismendy Alcantara from Nashville
    Athletics recalled INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Alcantara has 28 steals in 31 attempts and a .750 OPS in 77 games this season between the Triple-A affiliates of the Cubs and Athletics. The versatile 24-year-old could take on fantasy value if he finds regular at-bats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:07 am
    Not Active
    W, 3-2 vs x TB
     
  • Neil Walker getting day off Wednesday
    Neil Walker is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Kelly Johnson will start at second base and bat sixth in the matinee game versus Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. Walker has 16 home runs and 40 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:36 am
  • Perez plates both Brewers runs against Bucs
    Hernan Perez finished 2-for-4 with two RBI in a loss to the Pirates on Tuesday.

    Advice: Perez had an RBI groundout in the fourth inning, but it was his hit with two runners on and two outs in the ninth inning -- against Pirates closer Mark Melancon, no less -- that tied the game briefly. In 55 games as a part-timer, the 25-year-old is hitting .267/.289/.411 with five homers, 24 RBI, 13 runs scored and 10 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:18 pm
    Player Note
    Hernán Pérez Mil - 2B,3B,OF
    L, 6-5 vs ^ ChC
     
  • Stephen Drew out Tuesday with the flu
    Stephen Drew was unavailable Tuesday due to the flu.

    Advice: Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Drew is even sicker than Anthony Rendon, who hasn't played since Saturday. Drew will likely be held out Wednesday as well. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:45 pm
    New Player Note
    Stephen Drew Was - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 10-6 vs x SD
     
  • Brian Dozier hits 16th home run
    Brian Dozier delivered his 16th homer Tuesday off the Tigers' Bruce Rondon.

    Advice: Dozier has nine homers in 26 games after hitting seven in his first 62. He's been one of the AL's very best players over the last month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:41 pm
    L, 8-7 ^ @Bos
     
  • Matt Duffy (heel) said he had best day yet
    Matt Duffy (heel) ran Tuesday and called it his best day since landing on the disabled list.

    Advice: He also did some drills. Duffy is working out at the Giants' spring training complex in Arizona and should get going on a minor league rehab assignment before the end of July -- maybe even by early next week. He has been on the disabled list since June 20 because of a left Achilles strain. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:22 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Duffy SF - 2B,3B
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-2 x @NYY
     
  • Panik (head) goes 0-for-2 in first rehab game
    Joe Panik (concussion) went 0-for-2 with a walk and played five innings of second base Tuesday in his first rehab game with Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Panik was supposed to begin his rehab assignment Monday, but that game got rained out. He is still hoping to be activated for Friday's series opener against the Yankees. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:37 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-2 x @NYY
     
  • Ben Zobrist back in Tuesday's lineup
    Ben Zobrist is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

    Advice: Zobrist was held out of the lineup for a couple of days in order to get some rest. He'll bat cleanup against Noah Syndergaard in his return on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:15 am
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist ChC - 2B,OF
    W, 6-5 ^ @Mil
     
  • Rangers getting 'tons of calls' on Profar
    T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are getting "tons of calls" on Jurickson Profar.

    Advice: The Rangers' biggest need is starting pitching, so the question is whether they'll find anything that motivates them to trade Profar. Sullivan notes that the Rangers have interest in Matt Moore, Jake Odorizzi and Drew Smyly from the Rays, but that might not be enough to part with Profar. Sullivan also mentions the Brewers' Jonathan Lucroy as a potential target. Profar essentially missed two years due to shoulder issues, but he's still just 23 years old and has impressed with a .318/.366/.455 batting line in 142 plate appearances with the Rangers this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:13 am
    Player Note
    Jurickson Profar Tex - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 2-1 ^ @KC
     
  • Steve Pearce (hamstring) activated from DL
    Rays activated 1B/DH Steve Pearce from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Pearce had no issues during a brief minor league rehab assignment and will be back with the Rays for Tuesday's game. The 33-year-old has been out since June 20 with a hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:43 am
    Player Note
    Steve Pearce TB - 1B,2B,OF
    L, 3-2 ^ @Oak
     
  • Marlins win it on Prado's extra-innings homer
    Martin Prado delivered a go-ahead solo homer in the 11th inning of Monday's comeback win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Prado led off the top of the 11th with a shot off of Brett Oberholtzer for his lone hit of the night. While he has only three home runs on the year, Prado has his season line up to .320/.370/.419. The average ranks fourth in the National League. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:26 pm
    L, 3-0 vs ^ NYM
     
  • Pearce (hamstring) to be activated Tuesday
    Steve Pearce (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

    Advice: Pearce, out for about a month with a hamstring injury, went 3-for-7 with a double and a walk in two rehab games over the weekend. He was batting .322 with nine homers and a .933 OPS in 51 games prior to the injury. Rotoworld.com Jul 18, 3:38 pm
    Player Note
    Steve Pearce TB - 1B,2B,OF
    L, 3-2 ^ @Oak
     
  • Ben Zobrist out for second straight day
    Ben Zobrist is not in the Cubs' lineup Monday against the Mets.

    Advice: It's his second absence in a row though manager Joe Maddon said he's just giving Zobrist some rest after a busy week of All-Star festivities in San Diego. Javier Baez will draw the start at second base and hit leadoff against Mets left-hander Steven Matz. Rotoworld.com Jul 18, 11:35 am
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist ChC - 2B,OF
    W, 6-5 ^ @Mil
     
  • Murphy inadvertently breaks time with homer
    Daniel Murphy crushed a pinch-hit, game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning of Sunday's 18-inning loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Due to a hamstring injury, Murphy did not start the contest. He was healthy enough to pinch hit, though, and one swing was all it took. When he knotted the score at 1-1 with his solo homer off of Mark Melancon with two outs in the ninth, he probably didn't know the game would stretch on for another nine frames. At 18 innings, it turned out to be the longest game in Nationals history. For the season, Murphy is hitting a superlative .350/.388/.608 with 25 doubles, 18 homers and 67 RBI across 337 at-bats. It is still difficult to see him maintaining that beautiful triple-slash for the next two-and-a-half months, but he has done well enough to maintain it over the first three-and-a-half months, so who knows. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 4:35 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    L, 10-6 vs ^ SD
     
  • Jose Altuve clubs 15th home run in victory
    Jose Altuve clubbed his 15th home run of the season on Sunday, powering the Astros to an 8-1 victory over the Mariners.

    Advice: Altuve's two-run blast in the third inning increased their advantage to 3-0. He also added an RBI single in the fifth inning, finishing the day 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. He has been one of the top all-around offensive performers in the league this year, slashing a robust .346/.417/.551 with 15 bombs, 54 RBI and 24 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 4:31 pm
  • Hernan Perez's (foot) X-rays are clean
    X-rays on Hernan Perez's left foot came back clean.

    Advice: Perez hurt his foot Saturday but is merely dealing with a bruise. He's day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 8:02 am
    Player Note
    Hernán Pérez Mil - 2B,3B,OF
    L, 6-5 vs ^ ChC
     
  • Daniel Murphy (hamstring) out again Sunday
    Daniel Murphy (hamstring) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed the entire weekend series against the Pirates with a hamstring injury that he suffered during the All-Star Game. Murphy is likely to be ready on Tuesday after Monday's off day. Stephen Drew is filling in at second base. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 7:34 am
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    L, 10-6 vs ^ SD
     
  • Ben Zobrist sitting out on Sunday
    Ben Zobrist is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to be a simple day off. Javier Baez is at second base and in the leadoff spot in Zobrist's place. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 7:27 am
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist ChC - 2B,OF
    W, 6-5 ^ @Mil
     
  • Drew has three doubles, two runs scored Sat.
    Stephen Drew went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two runs scored Saturday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Drew had just five doubles in 48 games prior to Saturday's game, but he was an extra-base machine in the victory. The good game raised his batting average 21 points, an indication of how sparsely he's been used and how pedestrian he's been when he does find his way into the lineup. Drew is hitting .263/.324/.568 overall. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 9:13 pm
    New Player Note
    Stephen Drew Was - 2B,3B,SS
    L, 10-6 vs x SD
     
  • Sox send down Sanchez to make room for Turner
    White Sox optioned INF Carlos Sanchez to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: The White Sox needed to clear a roster spot for Sunday's starting pitcher, Jacob Turner. Sanchez only saw five at-bats during his two-week stint with the big club. Overall, he's hitting just .161 across 31 at-bats for the White Sox this year. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 9:02 pm
  • Hernan Perez (foot) headed for X-rays
    Hernan Perez left Saturday's game against the Reds with a bruised left foot.

    Advice: Ramon Flores replaced Perez in right field at the start of the sixth inning. Perez was seen wearing compression dressing on his foot after the game and will undergo precautionary X-rays on Sunday morning. Perez went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer before exiting. He's day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 8:50 pm
    Player Note
    Hernán Pérez Mil - 2B,3B,OF
    L, 6-5 vs ^ ChC
     
  • Panik (concussion) hoping to return Friday
    Joe Panik (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Monday.

    Advice: He's in the clear after passing his concussion test on Friday. Panik hopes to be activated in time for Friday's series opener against the Yankees. The 25-year-old was hitting .256 before his concussion. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 4:40 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-2 x @NYY
     
  • Daniel Murphy (hamstring) still sidelined Saturday
    Daniel Murphy (hamstring) is not in the Nationals' lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Murphy said he feels good enough to play but manager Dusty Baker is giving him an extra day just to be safe. He's expected to return Sunday and could draw the start at first base. Stephen Drew will fill in at second base Saturday and bat seventh against Pirates ace Gerrit Cole. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 1:00 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    L, 10-6 vs ^ SD
     
  • Dozier homers, drives in two runs in loss
    Brian Dozier homered and knocked in two runs Friday in a losing effort against the Indians.

    Advice: Dozier did all of the damage for the Twins’ offense on Friday, hitting a sacrifice fly in the first inning before adding a solo homer in the fourth. The 29-year-old started July slow after a ridiculous June, but he has now homered in each of his last two games. He has 15 homers on the year and owns a career-best .793 OPS. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 8:34 pm
    L, 8-7 ^ @Bos
     
  • Daniel Murphy dealing with hamstring soreness
    Daniel Murphy said after Friday's game that he's dealing with left hamstring soreness.

    Advice: Murphy tweaked the hamstring on a slide into second base during the All-Star Game and was held out of Friday's lineup. His status for Saturday is unclear, but consider him day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 7:52 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    L, 10-6 vs ^ SD
     
  • Walker slugs three-run homer vs. Phillies
    Neil Walker slugged a three-run homer in Friday’s win over the Phillies.

    Advice: His sixth-inning blast off Jeremy Hellickson was his only hit in four trips to the plate on Friday, but it proved to be the big hit in the ballgame. He’s now up to 16 homers on the year, which equals his total from all of last season. Walker batted cleanup Friday and could continue to stick there until Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is ready to return. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 7:38 pm
  • Panik passes concussion test
    Joe Panik passed a concussion test on Friday.

    Advice: Great news. The Giants will now submit the paperwork in order to get him cleared for a minor league rehab assignment, which could begin as soon as Sunday. Grant Green and Ramiro Pena will continue to fill in at second base for now. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 4:30 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-2 x @NYY
     
  • Daniel Murphy scratched due to leg soreness
    Daniel Murphy was scratched from the Nationals' lineup Friday due to "general leg soreness."

    Advice: Clint Robinson will start at first base and Trea Turner will start at second base in Friday night's series opener against the Pirates. Murphy, the current MLB batting leader, is considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 2:34 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    L, 10-6 vs ^ SD
     
  • Addison Russell scores two, drives in two
    Addison Russell went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in the Cubs' defeat of the Rangers on Friday.

    Advice: Russell doubled and scored the game's first run in the bottom of the second inning and then cracked an RBI single in the Cubs' five-run sixth. The young shortstop started for the National League in Tuesday night's All-Star game. He's batting .241/.331/.407 with 53 RBI and 38 runs scored in 84 games this season. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 2:16 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 6-5 ^ @Mil
     
  • Steve Pearce (hamstring) set for rehab
    Steve Pearce (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment Friday with High-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Pearce made it through a workout Thursday at Tropicana Field without issue and was given clearance for live games. Out since June 20 with a hamstring strain, he should be back with the Rays early next week. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 1:23 pm
    Player Note
    Steve Pearce TB - 1B,2B,OF
    L, 3-2 ^ @Oak
     
  • Matt Duffy (Achilles) taking BP on Thursday
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Matt Duffy isn't close to returning from a strained Achilles.

    Advice: While Duffy hasn't been cleared for a minor league rehab assignment yet, he's out of his walking boot and was scheduled to take batting practice on Thursday night. Conor Gillaspie and Ruben Tejada have split time at the hot corner during Duffy's absence. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 8:46 pm
    Player Note
    Matt Duffy SF - 2B,3B
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-2 x @NYY
     
  • Joe Panik close to starting rehab assignment
    Joe Panik (concussion) could begin a rehab assignment on Sunday.

    Advice: The expectation is that he'll be back next weekend when the Giants play in New York. Panik passed his initial concussion tests after getting hit in the head by a ball last month but was placed on the disabled list when his concussion symptoms returned about two weeks later. Grant Green and Ramiro Pena have been filling in at second base. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 7:50 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-2 x @NYY
     
  • Pearce (hamstring) nearing rehab assignment
    Steve Pearce (hamstring) could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

    Advice: Pearce was spotted fielding groundballs Thursday at Tropicana Field ahead of the Rays' series opener Friday night against the visiting Orioles. He has been on the disabled list since June 20 with a right hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com Jul 14, 12:26 pm
    Player Note
    Steve Pearce TB - 1B,2B,OF
    L, 3-2 ^ @Oak
     
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