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  • Dietrich hit in head by liner in dugout
    X-rays came back negative after Derek Dietrich was hit in the back of the head by a line drive which ricocheted off a wall in the dugout during Sunday's game against the Braves.

    Advice: Dietrich went 3-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and a career-high four RBI before being hit by the liner in the ninth inning. He was on the ground for several minutes before eventually walking to the clubhouse, but never lost consciousness. He was expected to remain in Atlanta overnight for evaluation. The Marlins should have more information on his status on Monday. Yesterday, 9:26 pm
    4:10 pm vs Pit
  • David Wright (neck) not in lineup on Sunday
    David Wright (neck) is not in the Mets starting lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: Manager Terry Collins made it sound as though Wright wouldn't be available on Monday as well. Wilmer Flores is starting in his place on Sunday and will continue to fill in while Wright is sidelined. Collins also made it clear that this neck issue is not related to the back injury that Wright has been battling, but could be connected to his sore shoulder. Yesterday, 2:26 pm
    10:10 am vs CWS
  • Yunel Escobar day-to-day with bruised wrist
    Yunel Escobar is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a bruised right wrist.

    Advice: Escobar was lifted from Sunday's game against the Astros after injuring his wrist while diving for a ball. Angels fans and fantasy owners alike can breathe a sigh of relief though the it's nothing serious and Escobar should return to the Angels lineup in a day or two. Yesterday, 2:13 pm
    6:05 pm vs Det
  • Mariners acquire Patrick Kievlehan from Texas
    Mariners acquired INF/OF Patrick Kievlehan from the Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

    Advice: The Rangers designated the utility man for assignment earlier in the week and were looking to flip him for anything that they could get. Kievlehan returns to the M's organization after being dealt away in the trade that sent Leonys Martin to the Mariners. Yesterday, 1:34 pm
    Not Active
    1:10 pm vs SD
  • Yunel Escobar leaves game with wrist injury
    Yunel Escobar was removed from Sunday's game against the Astros with an apparent wrist injury.

    Advice: Escobar sustained the injury diving for a ground ball. The Angels have been decimated by injuries throughout the season, and it would be another big blow if they lose their leadoff hitter for any significant amount of time. Expect an update on his status shortly. Yesterday, 1:16 pm
    6:05 pm vs Det
  • Longoria hits RBI single for only Rays run
    Evan Longoria went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Longoria came through with an RBI single against Nathan Eovaldi in the third inning. It would provide the Rays' only run of the game. The veteran third baseman is hitting .254/.301/.461 with nine homers and 25 RBI across 193 at-bats. Yesterday, 1:05 pm
  • Eugenio Suarez sitting out on Sunday
    Eugenio Suarez is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's receiving a day off. Adam Duvall is getting a start at third base in Suarez's place, while Tyler Holt is handling left field. Zack Cozart is sitting out, as well, as Ivan De Jesus Jr. is at shortstop. Yesterday, 9:52 am
  • Josh Harrison (illness) sitting out on Sunday
    Josh Harrison (illness) remained out the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Harrison was lifted from Friday's game after feeling ill and has now sat out two straight contests. The Pirates have Sean Rodriguez at second base. They're also sitting John Jaso against a lefty, as David Freese is at first base. Yesterday, 9:41 am
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Cliff Pennington activated from disabled list
    Angels activated INF Cliff Pennington from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He missed the minimum amount of time with a strained hamstring. Pennington will play pretty regularly until Andrelton Simmons (thumb) returns. Yesterday, 5:14 am
    New Player Note
    Cliff Pennington LAA - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    6:05 pm vs Det
  • Nunez picks up four hits in win
    Eduardo Nunez continued his dream season in Saturday’s 6-5 win over the Mariners, pounding out four hits, including his fifth homer of the year.

    Advice: Nunez is now hitting .333/.363/.510 in one of the more unexpected performances of the year. He’s bounced around from third base to shortstop to second base defensively, which has helped his playing time remain high. Although his .366 BABIP suggests that his batting average should drop, he has an outside chance to hit double-digit homers and steal 20-plus bases. No shortstop did that in 2015. Saturday, 10:43 pm
  • Kendrick flashes pop, speed against Mets
    Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a home run, stolen base and two runs scored against the Mets on Saturday.

    Advice: Kendrick showed off the power and speed that made him a consistent double-digit homers, double-digit steals player at one point in his career. Of course, he's a bit removed from those days -- the home run was his second and the stolen base was his third thus far this season. The 32-year-old has picked it up a bit after a slow start, batting .243/.283/.324 through Saturday's game. Saturday, 8:00 pm
    Player Note
    Howie Kendrick LAD - 2B,3B,OF
    2:05 pm @ChC
  • Longoria has homer, four RBI in win over NYY
    Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI as the Rays beat the Yankees 9-5 on Saturday.

    Advice: Longoria connected on a Michael Pineda pitch for a two-run shot in the second inning. The homer was his ninth of the season, giving him 24 RBI and 26 runs scored. The 30-year-old is slashing .254/.302/.466 overall. Saturday, 4:48 pm
  • Wright's neck injury causing Mets concern
    David Wright (neck) is out of the Mets' lineup on Saturday, as the Mets have "a little concern" about the injury.

    Advice: Not much information is known about the neck injury and Ty Kelly will get the start in his place. With any bump or bruise with Wright, it's an immediate concern that it will become a nagging issue or that he will eventually land on the DL. The 33-year-old is only hitting .226/.350/.438 with seven home runs in 164 plate appearances this year. Saturday, 4:33 pm
    10:10 am vs CWS
  • Beckham homers, drives in three Braves in win
    Gordon Beckham went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in a Braves' 7-2 win over the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: With a couple runners on in the seventh inning, Beckham took an Edwin Jackson offering out to left-center for his second home run of the year. He also doubled and scored in the contest. Beckham has quietly been very good for the Braves in 27 games this year, batting .317/.417/.488 with 14 RBI and 11 runs scored. Saturday, 4:33 pm
  • Valencia, Athletics hang 12 runs on Tigers
    Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored as the Athletics pounded the Tigers 12-3 on Saturday.

    Advice: Valencia hit a solo home run off Matt Boyd, his seventh homer of the season, and the A's were able to hang nine runs on the Tigers' awful bullpen. The three-hit game raised Valencia's season line to .311/.341/.521. Designated for assignment by the Blue Jays less than a year ago, the 31-year-old has proven to be one heck of a pickup for the A's. Saturday, 4:15 pm
    1:05 pm vs Min
  • Rangers option Joey Gallo back to Triple-A
    Rangers optioned INF/OF Joey Gallo to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Gallo was with the club for just a couple of days as an extra bat, and he saw just one at-bat during his stay. He'll head back to Round Rock where he'll undoubtedly crush Triple-A pitching until he is needed once more. Saturday, 12:41 pm
    Player Note
    Joey Gallo Tex - 3B,OF
    Not Active
    3:10 pm @Cle
  • Chase d'Arnaud scratched from Braves lineup
    Chase d'Arnaud was scratched from the Braves starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: There is no injury involved, but d'Arnaud was involved in a minor car accident on the way to the ballpark on Saturday and the club decided to give him a day off after the ordeal. He should return to the lineup on Sunday. Saturday, 10:45 am
  • Cards designate Ruben Tejada for assignment
    Cardinals designated INF Ruben Tejada for assignment.

    Advice: Greg Garcia flashed enough in his brief callup that that Cardinals felt it would be more prudent to keep him on the roster as a reserve infielder instead of Tejada who was hitting just .176/.225/.235 in his 34 at-bats. He should be able to latch on elsewhere with little difficulty. Saturday, 10:06 am
    Player Note
    Rubén Tejada StL - 2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    11:10 am @Mil
  • Cardinals activate Carpenter from paternity
    Cardinals activated 3B Matt Carpenter from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Carpenter left the club on Wednesday when his wife went into labor with the couple's first child. He'll return to the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday. Saturday, 10:03 am
  • Angels designate Ryan for assignment
    Angels designated INF Brendan Ryan for assignment.

    Advice: The veteran infielder has been with the club as a reserve infielder, but offers little in the way of offense and isn't a part of the team's future plans. Saturday, 6:01 am
    Player Note
    Brendan Ryan LAA - 2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    6:05 pm vs Det
  • Yangervis Solarte homers twice in rout
    Yangervis Solarte hit a pair of homers to knock in four runs against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

    Advice: It's the second two-homer game of Solarte's career. The switch-hitter was batting cleanup tonight in his sixth game back from the disabled list. Still, it's probably not enough to make him of use in the typical mixed league. Friday, 10:27 pm
  • Colin Moran gets first two knocks
    Colin Moran collected his first two major league hits and an RBI against the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: Moran's single in the ninth plated the Astros' only two runs of the game. He's 2-for-16 since being called up 11 days ago. The slow start has already resulted in him playing less than originally expected, but this could help some. Friday, 10:07 pm
  • Nick Castellanos hits 10th homer
    Nick Castellanos hit his 10th homer of the year as part of a 2-for-4 game against the A's on Friday.

    Advice: Castellanos is already two-thirds of the way to his 2015 home run total in barely thirty percent as many plate appearances. As poor as his plate discipline in, it's still hard to see him maintaining this kind of production all year. He's been stellar so far, though. Friday, 10:00 pm
  • Aaron Hill continues power surge against Reds
    Aaron Hill continued his power surge against the Reds on Friday, blasting a pair of home runs in a 9-5 victory.

    Advice: Hill registered the first and only three homer game of his career earlier in the month against this same Reds pitching staff. Hill tagged starter John Lamb for a solo homer that tied the game at 3-3 in the fourth inning, then replicated the feat in the fifth. Hill also singled in the contest, finishing the night 3-for-4 to raise his season slash up to .271/.340/.443 to go along with six homers and 19 RBI. Friday, 9:52 pm
    Player Note
    Aaron Hill Mil - 2B,3B
    11:10 am vs StL
  • Kang homers, plates three in rout of Rangers
    Jung Ho Kang homered and drove home three runs on Friday as the Pirates routed the Rangers 9-1 in Texas.

    Advice: Kang clobbered a three-run homer that capped off a five-run uprising in the fifth inning. It was one of four home runs that the Pirates would hit in the contest, with Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco each leaving the yard as well. Kang finished the night 2-for-5 and is now hitting .308/.367/.731 with six homers and 17 RBI in his first 60 plate appearances. Friday, 9:32 pm
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Arenado has RBI double vs. Giants
    Nolan Arenado had an RBI double Friday against the Giants.

    Advice: Arenado entered Friday’s action hitting just .178 (8-for-45) over his last 12 games. Hopefully getting back to Coors Field will get him rolling again. Despite the recent struggles, he’s still tied for the NL lead with 36 RBI. Friday, 9:32 pm
  • Adrian Beltre goes deep in loss to Pirates
    Adrian Beltre clubbed his eighth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Pirates on Friday.

    Advice: Beltre also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-4. His solo shot of Jonathon Niese in the sixth inning accounted for the Rangers' lone run in the ballgame. With the two-hit attack, Beltre is now hitting .269/.317/.462 with eight homers and 32 RBI on the season. Friday, 9:23 pm
  • Cardinals expected to DFA Ruben Tejada
    Mark Saxon of ESPN reports that the Cardinals are expected to designate Ruben Tejada for assignment on Saturday.

    Advice: The Cardinals are forced to make a roster move to reinstate Matt Carpenter from the paternity leave list, and it appears as though Tejada is the odd-man out. Tejada is hitting just .176/.225/.235 in 34 at-bats this season. Friday, 8:35 pm
    Player Note
    Rubén Tejada StL - 2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    11:10 am @Mil
  • Perez comes up with two-run triple vs. Braves
    Hernan Perez had a pinch-hit, two-run triple Thursday against the Braves.

    Advice: Perez made a two-run game into a four-run game with his triple in the ninth inning, his first three-bagger of the year. The 25-year-old has been used sparingly by Brewers manager Craig Counsell this season but has posted a .291/.339/.509 line with three home runs and five steals in 55 at-bats. Given the current state of the squad, perhaps it's time to give Perez some more run to see what he can do with regular playing time. Thursday, 9:10 pm
    11:10 am vs StL
  • Carpenter (paternity) expected to return Saturday
    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Matt Carpenter (paternity leave) will be back by Saturday.

    Advice: Carpenter left the team Wednesday after his wife went into labor. At most, he'll miss two more games. Greg Garcia was called up to take his place on the active roster. Thursday, 3:19 pm
  • Jung Ho Kang goes 3-for-5 in Pirates' win
    Jung Ho Kang went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI as the Pirates topped the Diamondbacks 8-3 on Thursday.

    Advice: It's Kang's first three-hit game since he came off the disabled list three weeks ago. He's been dealing with a little hand injury, which is why today's start was just his second in five days. He's hitting .298 with five homers and 15 RBI in 47 at-bats. Thursday, 1:43 pm
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Matt Carpenter placed on paternity leave list
    Cardinals placed 3B Matt Carpenter on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Carpenter's wife went into labor with the couple's first child ahead of Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Cubs. He could miss the Cardinals' entire four-game series in Washington, D.C. Greg Garcia was called up Thursday in a corresponding roster move to provide infield depth. Thursday, 9:22 am
  • Eugenio Suarez strikes out three times
    Eugenio Suarez struck out all three times he was up Wednesday in the loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Suarez was doing just fine as the Reds' No. 2 hitter last month, but coincidence or not, he's struggled ever since he was dropped in the order. He'll pick it up again eventually, but he's not in a great situation while hitting sixth or seventh for a bad Reds team. Wednesday, 10:18 pm
  • Beckham homers in pinch-hit appearance
    Gordon Beckham pinch hit in the sixth inning and clobbered a two-run homer that temporarily put the Braves on top of the Brewers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Beckham picked up another base hit later in the game, but all of his damage came on a two-run shot off lefty Chris Capuano in the sixth. He's now hitting .310/.402/.451 and is proof that almost any big leaguer can be productive in small samples, if utilized correctly. He just doesn't currently see enough playing time to matter in standard fantasy formats. Wednesday, 9:12 pm
  • Carpenter out Wednesday with wife in labor
    Matt Carpenter is out of the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday because his wife is about to have a baby.

    Advice: It seemed odd that the Cards would rest their best left-handed hitter against Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. Now we have a good reason for the absence. Ruben Tejada is starting at third base and batting eighth in the afternoon tilt at Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong will take a turn at leadoff. Wednesday, 9:57 am
  • Matt Carpenter taking the day off Wednesday
    Matt Carpenter is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest. Ruben Tejada is starting at third base and batting eighth for St. Louis in the afternoon game against Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. Kolten Wong will fill in at leadoff. Wednesday, 8:53 am
  • David Wright out of Mets' lineup on Tuesday
    David Wright is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Nationals.

    Advice: Ty Kelly will start at third base and bat eighth versus Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg. It's just a routine day of maintenance for the veteran Wright. Tuesday, 12:38 pm
    10:10 am vs CWS
  • Kang (hand) returns to Tuesday's lineup
    Jung Ho Kang (hand) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Kang missed back-to-back starts after leaving Saturday's game with a jammed left hand, but he's feeling better now. He'll bat cleanup against right-hander Shelby Miller. Tuesday, 11:07 am
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • David Wright homers as Mets down Nats
    David Wright smacked a three-run homer in Monday's victory over the Nationals.

    Advice: Things started to fall apart for Nats starter Gio Gonzalez in the third inning, and it began with Wright's three-run blast. It was the third baseman's first longball since May seventh and his fifth on the season. Wright has been getting more off days this month as his back acts up and remains a health risk going forward. Monday, 8:30 pm
    10:10 am vs CWS
  • Rangers designate Kivlehan for assignment
    Rangers designated INF/OF Patrick Kivlehan for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Jared Hoying on the 40-man roster. Kivlehan, who was acquired from the Mariners as the player to be named later in the Leonys Martin deal, was batting just .184/.252/.262 through 36 games with Triple-A Round Rock. Monday, 4:35 pm
    Not Active
    1:10 pm vs SD
  • Rangers call up prospect slugger Joey Gallo
    Rangers recalled INF/OF Joey Gallo from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Gallo missed three weeks with a strained groin, but he went 5-for-16 with a homer and four RBI in four games since returning to action. Interestingly, he made a start at first base on Sunday, which could be an option with Mitch Moreland and Prince Fielder struggling. He hasn't played the outfield at all this season, but the Rangers figure to give him some looks there with Shin-Soo Choo and Drew Stubbs now both on the disabled list. Assuming the playing time is there, the young slugger is worth a flier in most fantasy formats. Expect plenty of strikeouts, but the power potential is huge. Monday, 4:18 pm
    Player Note
    Joey Gallo Tex - 3B,OF
    Not Active
    3:10 pm @Cle
  • Harrison drives in two, swipes seventh base
    Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in the Pirates' 6-3 victory over the Rockies on Monday afternoon.

    Advice: Harrison hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second and then stole second base. He hit another RBI single in the third and scored on a line-drive single by pitcher Wilfredo Boscan. Harrison has registered a respectable .308/.337/.410 batting line with 23 RBI, seven steals, and 17 runs scored in 42 games this season. Monday, 1:10 pm
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Kang (hand) flies out as pinch-hitter Monday
    Jung Ho Kang (hand) flied out as a pinch-hitter on Monday afternoon against the Rockies.

    Advice: Kang was held out of the starting lineup again with a jammed left hand, but he is expected back Tuesday and his at-bat Monday served as a positive sign even though it will go down as nothing more than a loud out. He hit the ball to the deep left-center field notch at PNC Park. Monday, 12:27 pm
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Kang (hand) expected to return on Tuesday
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Jung Ho Kang (hand) will return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: His jammed left hand will get one more day of rest as the Bucs play a makeup game against the Rockies on Monday afternoon in Pittsburgh. Sean Rodriguez is starting at shortstop and batting eighth against Colorado right-hander Jordan Lyles. David Freese is at third. Kang injured the hand on a play at home plate Saturday. Monday, 8:12 am
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Kang (hand) not in Pirates' lineup on Monday
    Jung Ho Kang (hand) is not in the Pirates' starting lineup Monday versus the Rockies.

    Advice: Kang was able to hit in a batting cage before Sunday's rainout, but he'll take another day of rest in Monday's makeup game. Sean Rodriguez is at shortstop and David Freese is at third base in the afternoon tilt. Monday, 7:14 am
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Pennington expected back when eligible
    Cliff Pennington (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday, the first day he's eligible.

    Advice: It's not a surprise, as Pennington resumed running less than a week after straining his hamstring. He'll be in line for regular at-bats once activated with Andrelton Simmons (thumb) on the shelf. May 22, 11:32 am
    New Player Note
    Cliff Pennington LAA - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    6:05 pm vs Det
  • Jung Ho Kang (hand) not in Sunday's lineup
    Jung Ho Kang (hand) is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Kang departed Saturday's game after injuring his left hand on a play at home plate, although X-rays came back negative. He'll go through some tests before the Pirates determine whether he'll be available off the bench. Pittsburgh has David Freese at third base and Sean Rodriguez at shortstop, as Jordy Mercer is getting a breather. May 22, 7:52 am
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Solarte walks for walk-off in 11-inning win
    Yangervis Solarte ended Saturday's 3-2, 11-inning win over the Dodgers by drawing a bases-loaded walk.

    Advice: Yes, the classic walk-off walk. Dodgers reliever Chin-Hui Tsao had himself a rough one, walking three after allowing a lead-off single to Wil Meyers to open the bottom of the eleventh. Perhaps a reason for his nervousness around the strike zone: Melvin Upton Jr. almost ended the game with a would-be home run that died on the warning track with one out in the frame. Regardless, Solarte eventually drew the walk to end the game. He probably feels pretty great with this one. He hasn't played since early April, having been done in by a strained hamstring. Last season, the 28-year-old infielder slashed .270/.320/.428 with 33 doubles, four triples, 14 homers and 63 RBI over 526 at-bats. Those in deeper mixed- or NL-only formats, particularly those in need of infield help, should consider scooping Solarte off waivers if he is not already owned. May 21, 11:13 pm
  • Kang's hand X-rays come back negative
    X-rays on Jung Ho Kang's injured hand came back negative.

    Advice: He left Saturday's game with left hand discomfort after getting thrown out at home plate. Kang wasn't getting any treatment on his hand after the game and seemed optimistic about his status. While we wouldn't expect to see him in the lineup Sunday, it doesn't appear that Kang will miss much time. May 21, 8:05 pm
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Hill reaches four times, scores twice in loss
    Aaron Hill had a single, three walks, two runs scored and a stolen base Saturday against the Mets.

    Advice: Hill was a thorn in the side of starter Jacob deGrom and the Mets bullpen all day, reaching base in all four plate appearances. The stolen base was his third of the season in four tries. Hill has enjoyed a small resurgence as a member of the Brewers this season, batting .252/.321/.390 with four homers, 17 RBI and 13 runs scored in 40 games. May 21, 6:55 pm
    Player Note
    Aaron Hill Mil - 2B,3B
    11:10 am vs StL
  • Longoria hits eighth home run versus Tigers
    Evan Longoria hit his eighth home run of the season in a loss to the Tigers on Saturday.

    Advice: Longoria's solo homer in the sixth inning was the only offense the Rays could muster against Tigers starter Michael Fulmer. It was his second homer during a nine-game hitting streak during which he's 13-for-38 (.342) with five doubles and nine runs scored. The veteran third baseman is hitting .258/.303/.485 in 40 games this year. May 21, 5:23 pm
  • Yangervis Solarte activated from 15-day DL
    Padres activated 3B Yangervis Solarte from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He missed almost six weeks with a strained hamstring. Solarte isn't starting against the Dodgers on Saturday but he'll be available off the bench. Manager Andy Green said he wants to keep Brett Wallace's bat in the lineup. With Wallace locked in at the hot corner, Solarte might start seeing time at second base. May 21, 5:14 pm
  • Jung Ho Kang exits with left hand discomfort
    Jung Ho Kang left Saturday's game against the Rockies with left hand discomfort.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on a play at home plate. Kang didn't immediately come out of the game but was eventually replaced by David Freese in the sixth inning. He went 1-for-3 with a double before exiting. The Pirates are calling Kang day-to-day. May 21, 4:37 pm
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Howie Kendrick getting the day off Saturday
    Howie Kendrick is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Saturday against the Padres.

    Advice: The veteran utility man is just getting a breather. Trayce Thompson will grab the start in left field and bat fifth. 2016 has easily been the least productive season of Kendrick's 11-year career. He's hitting a mere .220 with a brutal .248 slugging percentage. Only two of his 25 hits this season have gone for extra bases. May 21, 4:30 pm
    Player Note
    Howie Kendrick LAD - 2B,3B,OF
    2:05 pm @ChC
  • Eduardo Nunez beats Jays with three-run shot
    Eduardo Nunez blasted a three-run homer in the eighth inning on Saturday, capping off a five-run inning that propelled the Twins to a 5-3 victory over J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The Twins offense had been held in check all afternoon until the five-run explosion in the eighth. Nunez also doubled in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI. He's now hitting a cool .331/.367/.492 with three long balls and 17 RBI on the season. May 21, 1:57 pm
  • Beckham has two hits, RBI vs. Phillies
    Gordon Beckham went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored against the Phillies on Friday.

    Advice: Beckham, who made the start out of the No. 2 spot, is now batting .394 (13-for-33) in 10 games since coming off the disabled list. We obviously don’t expect it to last given his track record, so steer clear in mixed formats, but there’s opportunity in this infield right now. May 20, 7:47 pm
  • Arenado slugs 14th homer in loss to Pirates
    Nolan Arenado socked a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: It was the only offense of the night for Colorado. Arenado reached base in all four plate appearances, as he also had two singles and a walk. He’s tied for the major league lead with 14 homers and also has a stellar .314/.391/.635 batting line to go along with 34 RBI. He’s been everything fantasy owners were hoping for when they selected him in the first round this spring. And maybe even more. May 20, 7:16 pm
  • David Wright sitting out on Friday
    David Wright is not in the Mets' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Wright played the last two days after missing two games with renewed discomfort in his back. Manager Terry Collins said that the third baseman is just getting a night off in this one, though. Eric Campbell is at third base. May 20, 12:15 pm
    10:10 am vs CWS
  • Jung Ho Kang not in Friday's lineup
    Jung Ho Kang is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's getting a day off as the Pirates continue to ease him back into things. David Freese is at third base. May 20, 12:09 pm
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Cliff Pennington (hamstring) resumes running
    Cliff Pennington (hamstring) did some running on Thursday.

    Advice: Pennington is a week removed from a left hamstring strain. "I think he feels a lot more comfortable right now," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. It's unclear whether Pennington will require a rehab assignment before being activated, but he's making progress. May 20, 6:39 am
    New Player Note
    Cliff Pennington LAA - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    6:05 pm vs Det
  • Kendrick hits two-run single in loss to LAA
    Howie Kendrick went 1-for-2 with a two-run triple in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Kendrick came through with the three-bagger against Angels starter Jhoulys Chacin in the third inning. It was his first triple of the season. The veteran outfielder/infielder has been hitting for almost no power this season, slashing just .222/.261/.250 over 108 at-bats. He has one double and zero home runs. May 19, 10:40 pm
    Player Note
    Howie Kendrick LAD - 2B,3B,OF
    2:05 pm @ChC
  • Carpenter's three XBH, six RBI pace Cardinals
    Matt Carpenter finished 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI as the Cardinals outlasted the Rockies 13-7 on Thursday.

    Advice: Carpenter is usually the one scoring the runs atop the Cardinals' lineup, but he made his RBI opportunities count in this one. The third baseman had RBI doubles in the second and fourth innings, giving him 10 doubles on the year, and he put the cherry on top with a three-run homer in the eighth. Carpenter is now hitting .259/.387/.537 with nine homers, 32 RBI and 28 runs scored on the year. May 19, 9:43 pm
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