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  • Ramirez (wrist) hasn't swung a bat since Sun.
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Hanley Ramirez (wrist) is still "feeling it" in his hand.

    Advice: Mattingly said Ramirez hasn't swung a bat since being hit in the hand by a pitch by Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal on Sunday. He has picked a bat up and "moved it around," according to Mattingly, for whatever that's worth. He's been called day-to-day since sustaining the injury, but Ramirez hasn't been in the lineup since Sunday and the Dodgers will have to think about a DL trip if he doesn't show great improvement soon.
    Today, 7:38 pm
  • Escobar tossed for arguing balls and strikes
    Yunel Escobar was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Cardinals for arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: Escobar took a called strike three in the fourth inning and took exception to the call. Home plate umpire Dan Bellino took exception to his exception and threw Escobar out of the game. It was the Rays' second ejection in two nights after manager Joe Maddon was tossed from Tuesday's game in what turned out to be a miscommunication of sorts.
    Today, 5:32 pm
  • Tejada feels 'pretty good' after HBP in head
    Mets manager Terry Collins said Ruben Tejada feels "pretty good" after leaving Wednesday's game due to being hit in the head with a pitch.

    Advice: It's good news, as Tejada could have easily been more seriously injured. Team doctors said he has no concussion symptoms, so a roster move won't be made at this time. Tejada will travel home with the team and should be back in the lineup shortly.
    Today, 4:04 pm
  • Tejada exits game after taking pitch to head
    Ruben Tejada left Wednesday's game against the Mariners after taking a Taijuan Walker pitch to the head.

    Advice: The ball hit the front of Tejada's helmet and knocked it off. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but the Mets will surely run concussion tests.
    Today, 2:05 pm
  • Hanley (wrist) out of LAD lineup again Tues.
    Hanley Ramirez (wrist) is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup Tuesday night versus the Pirates.

    Advice: Hanley was struck by pitches on the left shoulder and wrist in the Dodgers' win over the Cardinals on Sunday night and hasn't played since. He's still day-to-day.
    Today, 1:44 pm
  • Lindor makes Triple-A debut
    Indians prospect SS Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with a stolen base and run scored on Tuesday in his debut with Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: He also struck out twice in the game. Lindor, 20, was promoted to Triple-A after batting .278/.352/.389 with 51 runs scored, 22 extra-base hits, 25 stolen bases and a 61-40 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 88 games at Double-A Akron. The slick-fielding shortstop should receive his first taste of the major leagues later this season before taking over for free-agent-to-be Asdrubal Cabrera at the position in 2015.
    Today, 11:33 am
    Not Active
    L, 3-1 x @Min
  • Rafael Furcal yet to resume activities
    Rafael Furcal (hamstring) has yet to resume baseball activities.

    Advice: Furcal has been on the shelf since mid-June following another hamstring injury. The veteran infielder is no safe bet to return at all this season.
    Today, 8:11 am
    Disabled List
    L, 6-1 x @Atl
  • Asdrubal Cabrera out again Wednesday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (back) remained out of the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's missed the last two games after exiting Monday's contest with back spasms. The Indians have called up Jose Ramirez to provide protection for Cabrera, who is considered day-to-day.
    Today, 7:54 am
  • Hardy doubles twice in win over Angels
    J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in Tuesday's meeting with the Angels.

    Advice: He now has 21 doubles on the season, to go with 30 RBI and a slash line of .284/.316/.380 His power outage through the first three months of the season has been well documented. If you're looking to buy low on an infielder, Hardy is a possible candidate, though at this point it's hard to trust him. July has been a rough month for the shortstop, as he's scuffled to the tune of .220/.281/.356.
    Yesterday, 11:30 pm
  • Rollins homers again, but Phils fall to SFG
    Jimmy Rollins blasted a two-run home run, finishing 1-for-5 with two walks overall, in a 14-inning loss to the Giants on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rollins gave the Phillies a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run home run off of Yusmeiro Petit. It's his 13th home run of the season and his fifth in his last 10 games. He had six all of last season. The shortstop has had an up-and-down year, and maintains a mediocre .243/.327/.396 slash line with 45 RBI and 19 stolen bases.
    Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Crawford helps Giants win in 14 with 3-run 2B
    Brandon Crawford cleared the bases with a double to break a 3-3 tie in the 14th inning as the Giants defeated the Phillies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Crawford took advantage of a struggling Jeff Manship, lacing a two-out double to left-center to give the Giants an 8-5 lead. They would tack on one more run just for good measure. Crawford had previously knocked in a run with a ground out and finished 2-for-6 on the night. The shortstop is slashing .239/.323/.413 with eight home runs and 44 RBI on the season.
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Ramirez has two hits, two steals vs. Royals
    Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Ramirez surprised everyone by stealing 30 bases last season, and his two thefts on Tuesday gives him 17 steals on the year. The All-Star's two hits helped to raise his season line to .281/.318/.395.
    Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • X-rays on Zack Cozart's fingers are negative
    X-rays on Zack Cozart's index and middle finger came back negative.

    Advice: Cozart had to exit Tuesday's game versus the Brewers after being hit by a pitch. Consider him day-to-day.
    Yesterday, 7:53 pm
    L, 5-1 x @Mil
  • Reyes does a little of everything as Jays win
    Jose Reyes stole a base, homered, and doubled in a run in five at-bats as the Jays slugged their way to a win against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: For Reyes, the two extra-base hits equaled his total over the previous two weeks. His solo shot in the sixth inning off of Jake Peavy gave the Jays a 2-0 lead. He added some insurance in the eighth with an RBI double to make it 7-1. The shortstop is now sporting a .276/.326/.420 slash line with eight home runs, 32 RBI, and 19 stolen bases.
    Yesterday, 7:19 pm
    W, 6-4 vs ^ Bos
  • Joe Panik leaves with sprained ankle
    Joe Panik left Tuesday's game versus the Phillies with a sprained right ankle.

    Advice: He grounded out in his lone plate appearance before exiting. The Giants should update Panik's status after the game. He was replaced at second base by Ehire Adrianza.
    Yesterday, 5:12 pm
    Player Note
    Joe Panik SF - 2B,SS
    W, 3-1 x @Phi
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 3:30 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 6-4 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.
    Yesterday, 2:44 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 6-4 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.
    Yesterday, 2:35 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 6-4 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.
    Yesterday, 2:07 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 6-4 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.
    Yesterday, 1:59 pm
    Bot 6, 1-2 vs ^ Bal
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 1:37 pm
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 12:31 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.
    Yesterday, 12:21 pm
    Player Note
    Ryan Goins Tor - 2B,SS
    W, 6-4 vs ^ Bos
  • Padres acquire Solarte in Headley deal
    Padres acquired INF Yangervis Solarte and RHP Rafael De Paula from the Yankees for 3B Chase Headley and cash considerations.

    Advice: The Yankees picked Solarte up for nothing over the winter and managed to turn him into an upgrade at third base. Pretty nice work by GM Brian Cashman. For San Diego, this was mostly about getting anything for Headley, who will be a free agent after the season. A qualifying offer wasn't a realistic option, as he likely would have accepted a one-year deal in the range of $15 million. Solarte could see some time at third base down the stretch in San Diego, but his days of fantasy relevancy are likely already behind him.
    Yesterday, 10:39 am
    W, 8-3 ^ @ChC
  • Dodgers SS prospect Seager 2 hits, double
    Dodgers shortstop prospect Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with a double for Double-A Chattanooga on Monday.

    Advice: Seager went 1-for-6 with four strikeouts in his Double-A debut, but has gone 3-for-10 in his first two games in the Southern League. For the season, he hit .352/.411/.633 with 34 doubles, two triples, and 18 home runs over 80 games with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Seager is likely to finish the season in Double-A, and could reach the major leagues no earlier than late-2015.
    Yesterday, 9:30 am
    Not Active
    L, 6-1 x @Pit
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 6:15 am
    Player Note
    Ryan Goins Tor - 2B,SS
    W, 6-4 vs ^ Bos
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 1:24 am
    Bot 6, 1-2 vs ^ Bal
  • Bloomquist's 3 hits leads Mariners to victory
    Willie Bloomquist went 3-for-5 with a steal, two runs scored, and an RBI double in a win over the Mets on Monday.

    Advice: Somebody out there will wake up tomorrow morning grinning ear-to-ear that Bloomquist was in his AL-only fantasy lineup tonight. Chances are, that isn't you. In truth, nobody could have seen a big night coming from the veteran utilityman. This was Bloomquist's first steal of the season, his first three-hit game of the year, and the double represented his first extra-base hit since June 22. Willie Bloomquist will now return to being Willie Bloomquist.
    Monday, 10:06 pm
    Player Note
    Willie Bloomquist Sea - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    L, 3-2 vs x NYM
  • Ian Desmond goes 5-for-5, homers in win
    Ian Desmond went 5-for-5 with his 17th homer in the Nationals' 7-2 defeat of the Rockies on Monday.

    Advice: It was his second career five-hit game, the other coming against the Mets in Sept. 2011. He raised his average from .243 to .253, which is the highest it's been since way back on April 12. He's now driven in runs in five straight games and collected a total of 16 RBI in his last 15 games.
    Monday, 9:29 pm
    L, 6-4 ^ @Col
  • Francisco Lindor promoted to Triple-A
    The Indians have promoted shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Lindor won't turn 21 until November, but he earned the promotion by batting .281/.356/.393 with six homers, 48 RBI and 25 steals while playing excellent defense at Double-A Akron. The top prospect should get a shot with the big club in September and could open next season as the Opening Day shortstop.
    Monday, 7:45 pm
    Not Active
    L, 3-1 x @Min
  • Justin Turner knocks in two runs
    Justin Turner went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored Monday versus the Pirates.

    Advice: It's safe to say the Mets blew it when they let Turner go last winter. He's been terrific in a utility role for the Dodgers, hitting .301 with three homers and 23 RBI in 166 at-bats.
    Monday, 7:23 pm
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    L, 6-1 x @Pit
  • Stephen Drew homers, knocks in four
    Stephen Drew went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI against the Blue Jays on Monday.

    Advice: Drew had five RBI in 99 at-bats before nearly doubling his season total today. He's 7-for-17 with three extra-base hits and four walks in his last five games. We're not ready to suggest picking him up in mixed leagues, but the idea is not nearly so far-fetched as it was a couple of weeks ago.
    Monday, 6:59 pm
    L, 6-4 ^ @Tor
  • 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.
    Monday, 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.
    Monday, 4:18 pm
    Bot 6, 1-2 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.
    Monday, 4:05 pm
  • 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.
    Monday, 2:08 pm
    Bot 6, 1-2 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.
    Monday, 2:00 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 6-4 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.
    Monday, 12:42 pm
  • Phillies activate Reid Brignac from the DL
    Phillies activated INF Reid Brignac from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Brignac was out for a month with a sprained left ankle. He will return Monday night to his utility infield role.
    Monday, 11:34 am
    L, 3-1 vs x SF
  • Report: A's have Nick Franklin as top target
    According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the A's have made Nick Franklin a "top target."

    Advice: Franklin has spent a large majority of the 2014 season at Triple-A Tacoma with Robinson Cano manning second base and Brad Miller at shortstop for Seattle. The talented 23-year-old could step in as the starting second baseman in Oakland, but Slusser notes that the in-contention M's might not want to strengthen a division rival. Franklin is hitting .300/.394/.481 this year at Triple-A.
    Monday, 9:42 am
    Not Active
    L, 3-2 vs x NYM
  • Alex Guerrero (ear) moves rehab to High-A
    Alex Guerrero (ear) went 1-for-2 with a double in his first rehab game Sunday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

    Advice: Guerrero was 8-for-23 (.348) with a double and two home runs in seven games for the Dodgers' Arizona League team before moving his rehab to High-A ball this weekend. He played second base on Sunday at Rancho Cucamonga but saw time at both shortstop and third base in the AZL. The Cuban infielder is rehabbing from surgery to reattach a large portion of his ear that was bit off in May during a fight with Miguel Olivo. Guerrero could make his major league debut sometime in August.
    Monday, 6:01 am
    Not Active
    L, 6-1 x @Pit
  • 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.
    Monday, 5:56 am
  • 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
    Bot 6, 1-2 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
    W, 6-4 vs x Was
  • Rafael Furcal moved to 60-day DL
    Marlins transferred 2B Rafael Furcal from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: It's the second time Furcal has been on the 60-day DL this season due to leg issues. He's being transferred there this time in order to clear space on the 40-man roster for the addition of Jordany Valdespin.
    Sunday, 5:45 am
    Disabled List
    L, 6-1 x @Atl
  • 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
    W, 6-4 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
    W, 6-4 vs x Was
  • 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
  • Alexei Ramirez held hitless in Friday's win
    Alexei Ramirez (back) returned to the White Sox lineup on Friday, going 0-for-4 in a victory over the Astros.

    Advice: Ramirez sat out the last two games of the first half due to stiffness in his back, but felt good enough to suit up for the All-Star Game. The 32-year-old shortstop is enjoying a fine season offensively, hitting .279/.315/.396 with eight homers, 41 RBI and 15 stolen bases.
    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
    Bot 6, 1-2 vs ^ Bal
  • Justin Turner activated from disabled list
    Dodgers activated INF Justin Turner from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Turner missed the last three weeks with a strained left hamstring but was able to complete a rehab assignment with no issues. He'll resume his role as a utilityman.
    Friday, 2:40 pm
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    L, 6-1 x @Pit