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  • Ehire Adrianza still a month away
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that Ehire Adrianza (hamstring) won't return until late September.

    Advice: Depending on where the Giants are in the playoff hunt at that point, it would seem to be possible that he won't return at all. Adrianza missed three weeks earlier this season with a right hamstring strain and then aggravated the injury in late July, so the Giants are taking things slowly with him.
    Today, 7:38 am
    Disabled List
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Turner's 2-run blast pushes Dodgers past Pads
    Justin Turner blasted a game-winning two-run homer off Tyson Ross in the eighth inning Thursday to push the Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: Los Angeles couldn't get anything going against Ross all night, so it was quite the surprise when Turner blasted the round-tripper over the left field fence right after Carl Crawford reached on an infield single. Turner finished 2-for-3. The utility man has been a revelation whenever called upon in 2014, slashing an impressive .314/.386/.441 over 220 at-bats. As long as Juan Uribe is on the shelf, he'll play every day, making him a solid start in NL-only formats.
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Simmons cranks seventh homer in win vs. CIN
    Andrelton Simmons slugged his seventh home run of the season, his only hit in five at-bats, as the Braves easily handled the Reds in an 8-0 victory on Thursday.

    Advice: Simmons ended a scoreless tie in the top of the second with a no-doubt solo home run to left field off of David Holmberg. The shortstop hasn't shown as much power at the plate as he did last season, slashing a meager .249/.296/.348 with 43 RBI.
    Yesterday, 7:50 pm
  • Aybar collects three hits, SB in win vs. BOS
    Erick Aybar went 3-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in a win against the Angels on Thursday.

    Advice: Aybar helped the Angels scratch out an insurance run in the seventh inning off of Rubby De La Rosa with a double followed by a steal of third base. He was brought in on Kole Calhoun's sacrifice fly. The shortstop has a .270/.310/.378 slash line and is on a six-game hitting streak.
    Yesterday, 7:31 pm
  • Cabrera (hamstring) to begin jogging Monday
    Everth Cabrera (hamstring) is slated to begin jogging on Monday.

    Advice: Cabrera took some grounders and hit in the batting cage on Thursday. It's sounding like the shortstop has a good chance to be activated on September 1 when rosters expand.
    Yesterday, 5:40 pm
    Disabled List
    6:40 pm @Ari
  • White Sox to promote Carlos Sanchez
    Carlos Sanchez will be recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Friday to take Gordon Beckham's spot on the roster.

    Advice: That means Marcus Semien will not be recalled, at least not until September. Sanchez was hitless in five at-bats for the big club earlier this season but has batted .293/.349/.412 with seven homers, 57 RBI and 16 steals at Charlotte. He figures to see plenty of time at second base and is worth a look in AL-only formats.
    Yesterday, 4:56 pm
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Hanley Ramirez (oblique) expected back Sun.
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly reiterated Thursday that Hanley Ramirez (oblique) should be activated on Sunday, the first day he's eligible.

    Advice: Ramirez took batting practice and went through other drills again Thursday and appears to have come out of it no worse for the wear. The shortstop was batting .277/.367/.455 with 12 homers and 12 steals over 100 games before going on the disabled list.
    Yesterday, 4:18 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Baez to play SS while Castro (family) is out
    Javier Baez will play shortstop for the Cubs while Starlin Castro is on the bereavement list.

    Advice: Castro lost a cousin and three close friends to a car crash Wednesday in the Dominican Republic and could be gone for an entire week. This is a good opportunity for Baez, who has been playing primarily at second base since his promotion to the majors on August 5.
    Yesterday, 11:49 am
    11:20 am vs ^ Bal
  • Cubs place SS Starlin Castro on bereavement
    Cubs placed SS Starlin Castro on the bereavement list.

    Advice: Castro could be out for up to week after losing a cousin and three close friends in a car crash this week in the Dominican Republic. He left the Cubs on Wednesday.
    Yesterday, 10:58 am
    Not Active
    11:20 am vs x Bal
  • Ian Desmond not in Nats' lineup Thursday
    Ian Desmond is not in the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest. Danny Espinosa is starting at shortstop and Asdrubal Cabrera is at second.
    Yesterday, 9:39 am
  • Marlins C prospect Realmuto with 3 hits, HR
    Marlins prospect catcher J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-5 with a triple and a home run for Double-A Jacksonville on Wednesday, raising his season line to .293/.360/.455.

    Advice: Realmuto has taken over the role of the third catcher for the Marlins, as he's already been given two quick cups of coffee in 2014. He has the potential to hit .280 with 15 home runs and a handful of stolen bases as a major league regular. He should return to the Marlins in September, though he may not receive much playing time.
    Yesterday, 6:51 am
    Not Active
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Amarista has two hits and two steals in win
    Alexi Amarista went 2-for-3 with a walk, two steals and an RBI Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Somebody in a deep NL-only league is going to wake up on Thursday morning smiling ear to ear at this news. For the rest of us, Amarista remains a fantasy non-factor. He's ostensibly a speedster, only these were his first steals since August 3. Amarista is on the roster for his defensive versatility, nothing more. He's batting .235 with three homers, 11 steals and 23 RBI over 294 at-bats.
    Wednesday, 10:40 pm
    Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    6:40 pm @Ari
  • Mike Aviles goes 3-for-4, homers
    Mike Aviles went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a steal against the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: A big game for a guy who had been hitting .167/.228/.236 in 72 at-bats since the All-Star break. The veteran utilityman has five homers and 12 steals on the season.
    Wednesday, 8:57 pm
    Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm vs Hou
  • Peralta knocks in three runs as Cards win
    Jhonny Peralta knocked in three runs with a double, his only hit in four at-bats in Wednesday's win against the Reds.

    Advice: Peralta extended the Cardinals' lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning with his bases-clearing double off of Johnny Cueto. The shortstop has been an RBI machine, knocking in at least one run in six of his last seven games. He's been exactly what the Cardinals paid for, slashing .266/.339/.459 with 17 home runs and 59 RBI this season.
    Wednesday, 8:33 pm
  • Drew hits first Yankees home run in a loss
    Stephen Drew had four trips to the plate, drawing a walk and hitting his first home run as a Yankee in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Drew tied the game at 1-1 when he slugged a home run to right-center in the fourth inning off of Scott Feldman. He has five on the season. Offensive success has been elusive for the shortstop. He's slashing .173/.246/.319 on the year, including his time with the Red Sox.
    Wednesday, 7:54 pm
    4:05 pm vs CWS
  • Report: Starlin Castro could miss a week
    A source tells Bruce Levine of 670 The Score that Starlin Castro could miss up to a week after the death of a relative and three of his friends in the Dominican Republic.

    Advice: Castro was a late scratch from the Cubs lineup on Wednesday, and now we know why. According to Levine, the deaths came as a result of a car crash in Castro's native country. With the Cubs having little left to play for they'll certainly give Castro as much time as he needs in this tragic situation. He'll likely be placed on the bereavement list in the coming days.
    Wednesday, 7:11 pm
    Not Active
    11:20 am vs x Bal
  • Cabrera ready to begin baseball activities
    Everth Cabrera (hamstring) will rejoin the Padres on Thursday to begin baseball activities.

    Advice: It will be the first work for Cabrera since hitting the disabled list with a left hamstring strain last week. It's still unclear how long he'll be out, as this is the second time he's been sidelined by the same hamstring strain this season. Alexi Amarista continues to start at shortstop in his absence.
    Wednesday, 5:45 pm
    Disabled List
    6:40 pm @Ari
  • Padres option Peterson to Triple-A
    Padres optioned INF Jace Peterson to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: The move clears the way for Cameron Maybin's return from the restricted list. Peterson is hitting .113 (6-for-53) over 27 games with the Padres this season and should be back in September.
    Wednesday, 3:06 pm
    Player Note
    Jace Peterson SD - 2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    6:40 pm @Ari
  • Starlin Castro scratched from lineup Wed.
    Starlin Castro has been scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Giants due to a family emergency.

    Advice: It's not known whether he'll require an extended absence. Javier Baez will slide over and make his first major league start at shortstop. Meanwhile, Chris Valaika will play second base.
    Wednesday, 3:02 pm
    Not Active
    11:20 am vs x Bal
  • Panik (finger) back in Giants' lineup on Wed.
    Joe Panik (finger) is back in the Giants' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Cubs.

    Advice: Panik missed a couple of games after dislocating his pinkie finger on a slide into second base Sunday. The 23-year-old rookie is batting .282/.336/.333 this season.
    Wednesday, 1:42 pm
    Player Note
    Joe Panik SF - 2B,SS
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Andrelton Simmons back in Braves' lineup
    Andrelton Simmons is back in the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Simmons exited Tuesday's contest with sore left hip, but he's fine. The slick-fielding shortstop is hitting .304/.333/.435 with a homer and five RBI over his last six games.
    Wednesday, 12:27 pm
  • Hanson finishing strong
    Pirates prospect 2B Alen Hanson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday for Double-A Altoona.

    Advice: Gregory Polanco's rise through Pittsburgh's system this season has overshadowed Hanson's strong performance in Double-A, where the 21-year-old switch-hitter has posted a .283/.328/.449 batting line with 21 doubles, 12 triples and 11 home runs through 115 games. He's also stolen 24 bases in 33 attempts. Hanson has spent most of his professional career at shortstop, but he's been playing second base exclusively since the beginning of August. He's already committed four errors in 14 games at the keystone, though the position change hasn't affected his production.
    Wednesday, 11:25 am
    Not Active
    5:10 pm @Mil
  • Russell hits opposite-field grand slam
    Cubs prospect SS Addison Russell went 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBI on Tuesday for Double-A Tennessee.

    Advice: The home run, a grand slam to the opposite field, was Russell's 10th since coming over from the A's on July 6. In general, the 20-year-old has put impressive numbers at Tennessee, batting .301/.348/.556 with 19 extra-base hits, 27 runs and 27 RBI in 39 games. The only thing Russell hasn't done this season is steal bases, though that should have been expected after he missed most of the first half with a hamstring injury. For that same reason, it would make sense for the Cubs to send him for another tour of the Arizona Fall League.
    Wednesday, 11:10 am
    Not Active
    11:20 am vs x Bal
  • Nick Punto (hamstring) yet to swing bat
    Nick Punto (hamstring) has yet to swing a bat since being placed on the disabled list nearly three weeks ago.

    Advice: Obviously he hasn't done any running, either. Punto's progress from a strained right hamstring has come along slower than expected and he won't rejoin the A's until rosters expand.
    Wednesday, 6:43 am
    Player Note
    Nick Punto Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • J.J. Hardy says thumb still an issue
    J.J. Hardy admitted Tuesday that his left thumb injury is "definitely not in the past."

    Advice: You wouldn't know it by the way Hardy is swinging the bat, as he's 7-for-20 with a home run since returning from the injury. As long as he doesn't have a setback, it appears it's nothing to be overly concerned about. "I don't know," said Hardy how he's managed to be productive. "Maybe I'm not trying to do too much because I can't. That's my only explanation, but [the thumb injury] is definitely not in the past. . Swing and misses don't feel good. I've just got to limit that. I'm taking less swings [in batting practice] and probably at about 50 percent."
    Wednesday, 5:58 am
    11:20 am ^ @ChC
  • Peralta hits 17th home run in win over Reds
    Jhonny Peralta hit his 17th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: The solo shot in the sixth inning was a milestone homer for Peralta, who set a single-season record for home runs by a Cardinals shortstop with the blast. It's just the second time he's hit at least 17 homers in a season since 2008. It would take a barrage to end the year, but Peralta has an outside shot at tying his career high of 24 home runs he hit with the Indians in 2005.
    Tuesday, 9:27 pm
  • Brad Miller goes hitless against Phillies
    Making his fourth start of the month, Brad Miller went 0-for-3 with a walk Tuesday against the Phillies.

    Advice: It's just the second time in August that he's had three plate appearances in a game; in two of his previous three starts, he was taken out after two at-bats. It doesn't look like he'll be earning any additional playing time at Chris Taylor's expense.
    Tuesday, 7:48 pm
    Player Note
    Brad Miller Sea - 2B,SS
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Ian Desmond knocks in four in victory
    Ian Desmond had three singles and four RBI against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Desmond is getting about as many chances to drive in runs as anyone in the majors, and he's taking advantage, with 77 RBI through 122 games. His career high is 80, established last year. Overall, he's not hitting as well this year as he did either of the last two years -- his average currently stands at .251 after seasons of .292 and .280 -- but he's been an awfully valuable fantasy shortstop, particularly since he's the one that's managed to stay healthy.
    Tuesday, 7:30 pm
  • Simmons (hip) could play Wednesday
    Andrelton Simmons exited Tuesday's game versus the Pirates with a sore left hip.

    Advice: He seems to have been removed as a precaution with the Braves having a big lead, as the club is hopeful Simmons can play Wednesday. Simmons had a hit and scored two runs before exiting.
    Tuesday, 7:23 pm
  • Erisbel Arruebarrena recalled from Triple-A
    Dodgers recalled SS Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: The Dodgers sent Arruebarrena down late last month after he returned from a hip injury, but he's back in the majors now. He had five hits in 16 at-bats with the big club earlier this season and will offer more protection at shortstop until Hanley Ramirez (oblique) is ready.
    Tuesday, 3:18 pm
  • Carlos Triunfel optioned to Triple-A
    Dodgers optioned INF Carlos Triunfel to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Triunfel has hit just .133/.188/.333 over 12 games across multiple stints with the big club this season. He'll be back next month.
    Tuesday, 3:16 pm
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Mercer admits forearm is not 100 percent
    Jordy Mercer acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that his right forearm is not back to 100 percent.

    Advice: But the shortstop plans to play through the pain and he is in the Pirates' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Braves. "I don't think it's going to be completely healed. I know that," he said. "As long as it doesn't get any worse, I'm good."
    Tuesday, 2:48 pm
    5:10 pm @Mil
  • Panik (finger) hoping to play Wednesday
    Joe Panik (finger) is hoping to play Wednesday.

    Advice: Panik made an early exit Sunday after suffering a dislocated pinkie finger on a slide into second base and is sitting out Tuesday night. Joaquin Arias will get the start at second base in Chicago.
    Tuesday, 2:01 pm
    Player Note
    Joe Panik SF - 2B,SS
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Marlins C prospect Realmuto with 2B, 3 SB
    Marlins catching prospect J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a double, walk, and three stolen bases for Double-A Jacksonville on Monday.

    Advice: Realmuto is hitting .293/.362/.444 with 24 doubles, four triples, and six home runs in Double-A this season, and has 17 stolen bases. He is an athletic catcher who has the potential to hit .280 with 15 home runs while stealing a handful of bases. His near-term role is muddled by Jarrod Saltalmacchia's being signed through the 2016 season, but the Marlins perpetual ability to trade established veterans has to give young players, much like Realmuto, a chance.
    Tuesday, 7:49 am
    Not Active
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Cubs SS prospect Russell hits double, homer
    Cubs shortstop prospect Addison Russell went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, and stolen base on Monday for Double-A Tennessee.

    Advice: Russell has hit well in Tennessee, putting up a .297/.346/.534 line with eight doubles and nine home runs over 38 games. His season was interrupted by injury, but he has flashed the potential to be an elite shortstop. He should be in Chicago by the end of 2015.
    Tuesday, 6:49 am
    Not Active
    11:20 am vs x Bal
  • Peralta's 3-hit night ends with walk-off 1B
    Jhonny Peralta sent the Cardinals home happy with a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning on Monday against the Reds.

    Advice: Peralta picked up teammate Trevor Rosenthal, who blew the save in the ninth inning. The shortstop finished the night 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI, continuing a productive season in which he is slashing .266/.340/.453 with 16 home runs and 55 RBI.
    Monday, 8:51 pm
  • Hardy clubs seventh homer in win vs White Sox
    J.J. Hardy went 2-for-5 with his seventh home run of the season as the Orioles easily handled the White Sox in a win on Monday.

    Advice: Hardy broke a scoreless tie in the top of the second, hitting a solo home run off of Chris Sale. It took the shortstop until June 21 to hit his first home run, but he has three in his last six games. Overall, Hardy has a .286/.319/.397 with 43 RBI this season.
    Monday, 8:29 pm
    11:20 am ^ @ChC
  • Baez homers in Cubs' defeat of the Mets
    Javier Baez hit a two-run homer Monday in the Cubs' win over the Mets.

    Advice: Baez also struck out twice, and has now fanned 24 times in 60 at-bats since his promotion to the major leagues. On the other hand, he is one of only two second basemen in the last 100 years to record five homers in his first 14 big league games. Jason Kipnis was the other.
    Monday, 12:18 pm
    11:20 am vs ^ Bal
  • X-rays come back negative, Panik day-to-day
    Joe Panik (finger) is listed as day-to-day after X-rays came back negative on Sunday.

    Advice: Panik was forced to leave Sunday's game in the eighth inning after suffering a dislocated pinkie finger while sliding into second base. He'll be able to return to the Giants as soon as he is able to tolerate the pain, which is expected to be in a day or two.
    Sunday, 5:07 pm
    Player Note
    Joe Panik SF - 2B,SS
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Joe Panik suffers discloated finger Sunday
    Joe Panik is heading for X-rays after suffering a dislocated pinkie finger in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Panik sustained the injury sliding into second base in the eighth inning. He was replaced by Joaquin Arias who would stand to see extra time at second base should Panik require a trip to the disabled list. The Giants should provide an update on his status shortly.
    Sunday, 4:24 pm
    Player Note
    Joe Panik SF - 2B,SS
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Ramirez (oblique) expected back when eligible
    Hanley Ramirez (oblique) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on August 24, the first day he's eligible.

    Advice: Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that Ramirez is swinging at about 90 percent. The shortstop has also been playing catch. Ramirez was batting .277/.367/.455 with 12 homers and 12 steals over 100 games before going on the disabled list.
    Sunday, 11:47 am
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Dodgers, Hanley won't talk contract in-season
    Dodgers president Stan Kasten said Saturday that the club has tabled contract extension talks with Hanley Ramirez until after the season.

    Advice: "Both sides have agreed we'll sit down and talk at the end of the season and decide," Kasten said. "We both decided that makes the most sense. As difficult a season as he's had physically, there is still lots of time for him to have an enormous impact for us." CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has previously reported that there was a "significant gap" between the two sides when an extension was last discussed, with Hanley's camp wanting a deal in "excess of $130 million." It's a lot to give an injury-prone player, but Ramirez will be arguably the best free agent bat this winter.
    Sunday, 10:06 am
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Cubs SS prospect Russell with 2 hits, double
    Cubs shortstop prospect Addison Russell went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk for Double-A Tennessee on Saturday.

    Advice: Russell has hits in 19 of his last 22 games, and he is hitting .345/.394/.575 with five doubles and five home runs during that time. Russell has the potential to hit .300 with 15-plus home runs, which would make him a top 3 shortstop.
    Sunday, 8:21 am
    Not Active
    11:20 am vs x Bal
  • Andrelton Simmons gets RBI in return
    Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in his return to action Saturday.

    Advice: Simmons missed Friday's game after receiving treatment for an abscessed tooth. The shortstop is sporting a .254/.300/.342 batting line.
    Sunday, 12:58 am
  • Dodgers recall Carlos Triunfel from Triple-A
    Dodgers recalled INF Carlos Triunfel from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Triunfel will give the Dodgers some needed infield depth with Juan Uribe landing on the disabled list because of a hamstring strain. Triunfel is not fantasy-relevant.
    Saturday, 6:00 pm
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Jordy Mercer pinch hits in loss to Nationals
    Jordy Mercer (forearm) appeared as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Nationals, grounding out in his lone at-bat.

    Advice: Mercer was removed from Thursday's game due to right forearm tightness. He is expected to return to the Pirates starting lineup at some point over the weekend.
    Saturday, 2:12 am
    5:10 pm @Mil
  • Aviles hits walk-off homer against Orioles
    Mike Aviles connected for a walk-off solo homer in a 2-1 win over the Orioles in 11 innings on Friday night.

    Advice: Aviles played the role of hero after he took Brian Matusz deep to lead off the 11th. The 33-year-old is now batting .243/.273/.330 with four homers, 29 RBI, and 11 stolen bases over 85 games this season. The Indians have won four out of their last five games and remain on the fringes of playoff contention.
    Friday, 9:04 pm
    Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm vs Hou
  • Hardy has two hits and RBI vs. Indians
    J.J. Hardy (finger) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a walk Friday against the Indians.

    Advice: Back in the lineup for the first time in nearly a week, Hardy tied the game with an RBI single in the eighth inning before the Indians won in extras. The veteran shortstop is batting .481 (13-for-27) with two homers and eight RBI over his last seven games and has pulled his batting average back up to .285 on the year.
    Friday, 9:01 pm
    11:20 am ^ @ChC
  • Castro has two hits, RBI single in loss
    Starlin Castro was 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Castro now owns a 14-game hitting streak, which ties his career-high. The 24-year-old shortstop is batting .286/.335/.429 with 12 home runs and 63 RBI through 121 games this season.
    Friday, 8:03 pm
    Not Active
    11:20 am vs x Bal
  • Andrelton Simmons not in lineup Friday
    Andrelton Simmons is not in Friday's lineup because he's receiving treatment for an abscessed tooth.

    Advice: Simmons has battled an ankle injury recently, but this time it's his tooth that's keeping him out. He should be back in there Saturday. Phil Gosselin is filling in at shortstop Friday.
    Friday, 2:42 pm
  • J.J. Hardy returns to Orioles' lineup Friday
    J.J. Hardy is back in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Hardy took early batting practice before telling manager Buck Showalter that he's good to go. The shortstop hadn't played since Saturday due to a sprained left thumb.
    Friday, 12:48 pm
    11:20 am ^ @ChC
  • Peralta homers as Cardinals beat the Padres
    Jhonny Peralta went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: Peralta's second-inning, two-run blast off of Eric Stults broke a scoreless tie. In the process, he tied a Cardinals record for home runs in a single season by a shortstop, joining Daryl Spencer and Edgar Renteria with 16. He has a .260/.335/.447 slash line and 51 RBI to go along with them.
    Thursday, 8:39 pm
  • Javier Baez strikes out four times
    Javier Baez struck out all four times he was up against the Brewers on Thursday.

    Advice: At least he had plenty of company, as the Cubs fanned 16 times in all. It's Baez's second four-strikeout contest in 10 games as a major leaguer. That's as many as Cal Ripken Jr., Frank Thomas and Willie McCovey had in their entire careers.
    Thursday, 2:55 pm
    11:20 am vs ^ Bal
  • Mercer leaves game with forearm tightness
    Jordy Mercer was diagnosed with right forearm tightness.

    Advice: Mercer left Thursday's game after six innings due to the injury. It's unclear whether it's something that will require him to miss a couple of days.
    Thursday, 1:30 pm
    5:10 pm @Mil
  • Padres recall Jace Peterson from Triple-A
    Padres recalled INF Jace Peterson from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Peterson is 5-for-50 (.100) in 25 games this season in the majors. He is not a fantasy-relevant player.
    Thursday, 12:15 pm
    Player Note
    Jace Peterson SD - 2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    6:40 pm @Ari
  • Hanley (oblique) played catch on Wednesday
    Hanley Ramirez (oblique) played catch Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a step in the right direction for the injured shortstop, who is aiming to return from the 15-day disabled list when first eligible (on August 24). Ramirez has been out since August 9 because of a strained right oblique. Miguel Rojas and Darwin Barney are filling in at shortstop for the National League West-leading Dodgers.
    Thursday, 7:33 am
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Javier Baez hits fourth homer in win
    Javier Baez went 2-for-4 and hit his fourth homer Wednesday versus the Brewers.

    Advice: Four homers, two doubles and five singles in 41 at-bats for Baez. He has his weaknesses -- the altered wind patterns in Chicago are driving meteorologists nuts -- but the Cubs have to be pretty pleased with his play so far.
    Wednesday, 8:57 pm
    11:20 am vs ^ Bal
  • Nick Punto (hamstring) still not able to run
    Nick Punto (hamstring) still hasn't progressed to running.

    Advice: Punto strained his right hamstring on August 2, so he definitely won't be back when his 15 days are up. He may begin to run next week, but he's still a long way away from returning to the A's.
    Wednesday, 3:37 pm
    Player Note
    Nick Punto Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • Simmons (ankle) returns to lineup Wednesday
    Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is in the Braves' starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Simmons sat out six straight games due to the injury, but he was back in the lineup batting seventh on Wednesday. The Braves deemed the injury minor from the outset, so it's not likely something that will continue to affect him going forward.
    Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • Desmond joins 20HR club for 3rd straight year
    Ian Desmond hit his 20th home run of the season in the Nationals' 7-1 win over the Mets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Desmond chased Rafael Montero from the game when he lifted a two-run home run out to left field. Desmond joins the 20-homer club for the third consecutive season. Overall, though, his numbers this season are a step behind those of the past two seasons. He has a .244/.298/.428 line with 72 RBI and 13 stolen bases.
    Tuesday, 7:59 pm
  • J.J. Hardy (thumb) hopes to play Friday
    The Orioles are hoping to get J.J. Hardy back in the lineup Friday after an MRI confirmed that he has a sprained left thumb.

    Advice: Hardy is feeling better and is hoping another day of rest Wednesday coupled with Thursday's off day will get the injury to a spot where he can play. The shortstop hasn't played since Saturday due to the ailment. He was hitting .478/.500/.870 with a couple homers over his last six games before the injury.
    Tuesday, 3:39 pm
    11:20 am ^ @ChC
  • Padres place SS Cabrera (hamstring) on DL
    Padres placed SS Everth Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

    Advice: The injury was initially termed a hamstring cramp, but further tests revealed something more severe. It's the same hamstring that Cabrera strained last month, and that injury wound up costing him four weeks. Alexi Amarista has played shortstop the past two nights.
    Tuesday, 12:34 pm
    Disabled List
    6:40 pm @Ari
  • Simmons (ankle) remains out of lineup Tues.
    Andrelton Simmons (ankle) remains out of the Braves' starting lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Simmons had no issues with his ankle during a workout on Monday and hoped to return to the starting lineup Tuesday, but the Braves will apparently give him another day of rest. Emilio Bonifacio will fill in again at shortstop.
    Tuesday, 12:17 pm
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