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  • X-rays come up clean on Brandon Belt ankle
    X-rays taken on Brandon Belt's sprained left ankle came back negative.

    Advice: Belt suffered the ankle injury on a slide into second base during Wednesday afternoon's win over the Padres. Giants manager Bruce Bochy described the injury as mild and the negative X-rays back that assertion. Belt said that he thinks he might be able to play against the Rockies (at Coors Field) on Friday. Rotoworld.com 44 minutes ago
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  • Bruce Bochy calls Belt's ankle injury minor
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Brandon Belt suffered only a "mild" ankle sprain in Wednesday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Belt injured the ankle while sliding into second base in the eighth inning. He was able to walk off the field under his own power. After the game, Bochy said that it might take a few games for Belt to return to action, but there are no indications that this is any type of serious injury. He could maybe play Friday in Colorado. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:26 pm
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  • Brandon Crawford smacks walkoff RBI single
    Brandon Crawford hit a walkoff RBI single to send the Giants to a 4-3, 10-inning win over the Padres on Wednesday.

    Advice: Matt Duffy managed a one-out single against reliever Brad Hand in the 10th inning and later moved to second on a wild pitch, setting the stage for Crawford. The 29-year-old shortstop came through with a deep RBI single to win the game. It would have gone for a double or triple in any other circumstance. For the season, Crawford is hitting .262/.337/.449 with six homers and 27 RBI. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:17 pm
  • Brandon Belt suffers ankle injury vs. Padres
    Brandon Belt left in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Padres with an ankle injury.

    Advice: Belt appeared to roll his left ankle while sliding into second base in the bottom of the eighth. He was attended to by trainers before walking off the field without a visible limp. The team should provide an official update on his status after the conclusion of the game. It didn't appear too serious, but even a slight sprain could cost Belt a few days. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:26 pm
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  • Lowrie batting fifth in return from 15-day DL
    Jed Lowrie is in the lineup and batting fifth for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.

    Advice: Lowrie was just activated off the disabled list on Wednesday. He missed 15 days on the nose with a bruised right shin. Back in action now, the veteran infielder returns to a .302/.341/.345 triple-slash. He accumulated those numbers through 32 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:08 pm
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  • Giancarlo Stanton feeling right side soreness
    Marlins manager Don Mattingly said that Giancarlo Stanton is dealing with "a little soreness" on his right side.

    Advice: Stanton is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays, with Ichiro Suzuki starting in right field and batting leadoff. It is not known if this current bout of soreness for Stanton is related to a mid-May outfield collision with teammate Marcell Ozuna. Unless further word surfaces, the slugger should be considered day-to-day moving forward. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:29 pm
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  • Tulowitzki (quad) remains day-to-day
    Troy Tulowitzki (quad) was feeling better on Wednesday, but is still considered day-to-day.

    Advice: Tulowitzki was lifted from Tuesday's game against the Yankees after experiencing right quad tightness. He is not in Wednesday's lineup, with Ryan Goins earning a start at shortstop in his place. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:59 pm
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  • Elias Diaz (elbow) makes progress in recovery
    Pirates athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said that the range of motion and strength in Elias Diaz's injured right elbow are getting "close to normal."

    Advice: Diaz is progressing in his recovery from an early May debridement procedure on his throwing elbow, but he still has a ways to go. The 25-year-old backstop is expected to be out at least another month. He could return in late June or early July if he doesn't suffer a setback in rehab. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:33 pm
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  • Tulo (quad) not in Blue Jays' lineup on Wed.
    Troy Tulowitzki (quad) is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Tulo made an early exit from Tuesday's game after experiencing tightness in his right quad. Ryan Goins will start at shortstop and bat eighth versus Ivan Nova. Devon Travis will make his season debut at second. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:43 pm
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  • Rays option Tim Beckham to AAA Durham
    Rays optioned INF Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Beckham was batting just .185/.241/.352 over 58 plate appearances as a utility infielder in Tampa Bay. The 26-year-old former top prospect shouldn't be owed in any standard fantasy league as he heads to Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:26 pm
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  • Giancarlo Stanton not in Marlins' lineup Wed.
    Giancarlo Stanton is not in the Marlins' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Ichiro Suzuki will play right field and bat leadoff versus Rays right-hander Matt Andriese. Stanton hit his 12th home run of the season on Tuesday night, but he had been in a minor slump since an outfield collision with Marcell Ozuna on May 15 in Washington, D.C. He'll take a day of mental and physical rest. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:39 am
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  • Span getting normal day of rest Wednesday
    Denard Span is getting a normal day of rest Wednesday.

    Advice: He was in the original lineup, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy ultimately elected to give the 32-year-old outfielder a day off for the matinee game versus the Padres. Span should be fine to return to action for Friday's series opener at Coors Field. Gregor Blanco is starting in center field Wednesday and Kelby Tomlinson is playing left. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:35 am
  • Duffy mashes two homers in Tuesday's rout
    Astros IF prospect Matt Duffy hammered two home runs Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: He plated five of Fresno's 14 runs as the Grizzlies rolled to a 14-3 win over Oklahoma City. After going his first 28 games without a homer, the 27-year-old has now clocked four long balls over his last eight contests. Duffy earned a late-season promotion last year by hitting .294 with 20 HR and 104 RBI in 127 games for Fresno. He hasn't been nearly as good this year, batting just .217 with 51 strikeouts in 129 at-bats. He did make a brief cameo in Houston earlier this season, going hitless in three at-bats. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:31 am
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  • Roman Quinn cranks four hits in Tuesday's win
    Phillies OF prospect Roman Quinn matched a career-high with four hits Tuesday in a win for Double-A Reading.

    Advice: He also reached base on a walk while scoring four of Reading's 11 runs in a come-from-behind win over Erie. All four hits were singles. Quinn has swung a hot bat recently, hitting .393 with 12 runs scored during his seven-game hitting streak. The 23-year-old now ranks second in the Eastern League in steals (21) behind Harrisburg outfielder Rafael Bautista. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:44 am
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  • Span scratched from the Giants' lineup Wed.
    Denard Span has been scratched from the Giants' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Padres.

    Advice: No word yet on the reason for the sudden absence. Gregor Blanco is now starting in center field and batting leadoff against Padres right-hander James Shields. Kelby Tomlinson will get a rate start in left field. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:34 am
  • Wil Myers (forearm) sitting again Wednesday
    Wil Myers (forearm) is out again Wednesday.

    Advice: Myers felt discomfort in his troublesome left forearm late Monday while picking up a baseball. It's not considered a serious setback, but the Padres will play it cautiously just in case. Brett Wallace is at first base Wednesday versus Giants righty Jake Peavy. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:31 am
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  • Asdrubal Cabrera pulled due to back spasms
    Asdrubal Cabrera is day-to-day with back spasms.

    Advice: Cabrera left Wednesday's game against the Nationals in the bottom of the first inning, with Matt Reynolds taking over at shortstop. Asdrubal apparently felt the discomfort during pregame warmups. This doesn't sound like a serious issue, but you never know with the Mets and their recent rash of back issues. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:28 am
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  • Pence (hamstring) remains out Wednesday
    Hunter Pence (hamstring) remains absent from the Giants' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

    Advice: Pence has been dealing with right hamstring discomfort since Saturday and told reporters Tuesday that he plans to take it easy and let the muscle fully heal. There's a chance he could return Friday after Thursday's scheduled off day, but it's not guaranteed. Jarrett Parker is starting in left field and Gregor Blanco is in right field Wednesday versus Padres right-hander James Shields. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:25 am
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  • Athletics activate Lowrie (shin) from the DL
    Athletics activated 2B Jed Lowrie from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Lowrie wound up missing exactly 15 days with a bruised right shin. The second baseman returns Wednesday to a cool .302/.341/.345 batting line with 17 RBI in 32 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:03 am
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:57 am
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:53 am
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  • Moustakas to have knee examined Thursday
    Mike Moustakas will have his bruised knee examined by team doctors on Thursday in Kansas City.

    Advice: Moustakas has been held out of the Royals' starting lineup since banging his knee against Alex Gordon on Sunday afternoon in Chicago. Gordon took the brunt of that collision -- he's already been placed on the disabled list with a broken scaphoid bone in his right wrist -- but Moustakas is now having serious problems too. Per beat writer Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com, the third baseman was able to take swings Wednesday but had issues doing any sort of lateral movement. He could soon join Gordon on the DL. Cheslor Cuthbert is starting at the hot corner Wednesday afternoon in Minnesota. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:50 am
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  • Ben Revere out of Nationals' lineup Wed.
    Ben Revere is out of the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Revere slugged his fifth career homer as part of a 2-for-3 night on Tuesday against the Mets, but he'll take a seat for the matinee Wednesday with New York throwing left-hander Steven Matz. Michael Taylor is starting in center field and batting leadoff for Washington. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:36 am
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  • Moustakas (knee) absent again Wednesday
    Mike Moustakas (knee) remains absent from the Royals' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Twins.

    Advice: Moustakas has now missed three straight games with a knee contusion that he suffered Sunday in a collision with Alex Gordon. He's still considered day-to-day. Cheslor Cuthbert will start at third base and bat seventh Wednesday against Twins righty Tyler Duffey. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:16 am
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  • Harper getting day off Wednesday vs. Mets
    Bryce Harper is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Harper is batting just .133 with a .516 OPS over his last 10 games and will grab a bit of mental and physical rest in the afternoon tilt against the Mets. Chris Heisey is starting in right field and batting seventh for the Nats versus New York lefty Steven Matz. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:00 am
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  • Wil Myers (forearm) not expected back Wed.
    Wil Myers (forearm) is not expected to play Wednesday.

    Advice: Myers experienced some discomfort in his left forearm Monday while picking up a baseball and the Padres want to play it safe so that this doesn't turn into another extended absence. Including a scheduled team off day Thursday, the 25-year-old first baseman can get three straight days of rest. He's slashing just .218/.227/.345 with one walk and 17 strikeouts in 87 at-bats this month. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:28 am
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  • Leonys Martin walks off with two-run homer
    Leonys Martin hit a walk-off two-run home run in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the A's.

    Advice: Martin had just one hit on the evening, but boy howdy, it was a big one. Down 5-4 with one on and two outs in the ninth inning, the 28-year-old outfielder stood as the Mariners' last line of defense against a probable loss. He would make sure that no defeat came their way, cracking a two-run walk-off dinger to deep right off A's closer Ryan Madson to end the game. Of lesser import, the homer pushed Martin to an eight-game hitting streak. He is slashing .259/.337/.483 with nine homers, 19 RBI and seven steals over 143 at-bats. The nine homers already stand as a career best for Martin. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Turner notches three singles, drives in three
    Justin Turner went 3-for-5 with three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Turner opened the scoring with an RBI single in the first inning. He would later hit a two-run single in the eighth as part of a three-run insurance frame. The 31-year-old outfielder has yet to find any of his 2015 success and is batting a punch-less .242/.335/.356 over 149 at-bats. Last year, he finished the season with a .294/.370/.491 triple-slash. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:32 pm
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  • Duvall whacks two-run homer in loss to LAD
    Adam Duvall went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Duvall was the entire Reds offense (as it were) in the 8-2 loss, cracking a two-run home run off starter Mike Bolsinger in the fourth inning. The 27-year-old has now homered in two of his last three games and boosted his triple-slash to .259/.294/.548 in the process. For the season, he has smacked nine homers and 12 doubles while driving in 19 runs across 135 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Crawford drives in four runs against Padres
    Brandon Crawford went 2-for-3 with a three-run triple and four total RBI in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Padres.

    Advice: Crawford notched his first RBI with a single in the sixth inning. He would come through again in much louder fashion in the bottom of the eighth. Stepping to the plate with the bases juiced, the 29-year-old shortstop brought 'em all home with a three-run triple off reliever Keith Hessler to blow open what had been a 3-1 game. For the season, Crawford is slashing .256/.330/.438 with nine doubles, six homers and 26 RBI across 160 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Jon Jay smacks solo homer in loss to SFG
    Jon Jay went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Jay stroked a solo home run against Giants starter Jeff Samardzija in the sixth inning. It would be one of just two runs the Padres managed to scratch out on the evening. With a .267/.330/.372 triple-slash over 172 at-bats, the 31-year-old outfielder can be safely ignored for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Alvarez connects for third homer vs. Astros
    Pedro Alvarez hit his third home run of the season Tuesday against the Astros.

    Advice: Alvarez hit a solo homer off Astros starter Doug Fister in the fifth inning, his only hit in five at-bats. The blast was his first since May 8. Thought to be a potential fantasy sleeper heading into the season after signing with the Orioles in March, the 29-year-old has instead batted .191/.300/.351 with three homers and 10 RBI in 32 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Valbuena hits two-run home run versus Orioles
    Luis Valbuena hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Valbuena finished 2-for-4 in the game, with his two-run shot off Chris Tillman in the fifth inning giving the Astros a fleeting lead. The homer was just his third of the season after he broke out with 25 dingers last year. One thing he has carried over is his struggle to hit for average, as the 30-year-old is hitting a measly .207/.294/.347 in 39 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Cain's four-hit night propels KC past Twins
    Lorenzo Cain finished 4-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base in the Royals' 7-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday.

    Advice: The stolen base was his sixth, and Cain also has six homers on the season. The 30-year-old has three doubles, a home run and six RBI during a modest six-game hitting streak, and he's now put together four consecutive multi-hit games. The good stretch has his overall line up to .296/.348/.432. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Perez hits seventh homer in win over Twins
    Salvador Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: A night after collecting five hits and falling a homer shy of the cycle, Perez found his homer in the second inning against Twins starter Ervin Santana. The home run was his seventh of the year, giving him 24 RBI with 18 runs scored. The workhorse catcher has appeared in 43 of the team's 45 games thus far, batting .276/.305/.500 overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Ben Revere hits rare homer Tuesday
    Ben Revere ripped a rare home run in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: The home run even came off of a left-hander, as Revere took southpaw Antonio Bastardo deep with a solo shot in the seventh inning. Revere also doubled and drew a walk, scoring a pair of runs on the night. The speedy leadoff hitter is starting to heat up with multi-hit games in four out of his last five contests. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:41 pm
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  • Tulo removed from game with quad tightness
    Troy Tulowitzki left Tuesday's game against the Yankees with tightness in his right quad.

    Advice: Tulowitzki was 1-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base before exiting. He may have injured the quad on that swipe of second base in the top of the seventh. Ryan Goins moved to shortstop and catcher Russell Martin took over at second to close out the 6-0 loss. Tulo will be reevaluated by the Blue Jays training staff on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:08 pm
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  • Wil Myers' absence Tuesday was scheduled
    Wil Myers said his absence Tuesday was scheduled.

    Advice: There was some worry about a setback after Myers was spotted with a wrap on his left wrist following Monday's loss to the Giants. He acknowledged experiencing some discomfort while picking up a ball on Monday night, but tests taken Tuesday came back negative. Myers should return to action Wednesday for the Padres' series finale in San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:25 pm
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  • Wil Myers out of Padres' lineup on Tuesday
    Wil Myers is not in the Padres' starting lineup Tuesday versus Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija.

    Advice: AJ Cassavell of MLB.com notes that Myers had his troublesome left wrist wrapped following Monday's walkoff loss in San Francisco. The absence Tuesday night could be related. Myers got off to a nice start this season, but he's hitting just .218/.227/.345 with one walk and 17 strikeouts over 87 at-bats in May. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:43 pm
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  • Pence (hamstring) out again Tuesday vs. SD
    Hunter Pence (hamstring) is out of the Giants' starting lineup again on Tuesday versus the Padres.

    Advice: Jarrett Parker will start in left field and bat seventh and Gregor Blanco will start in right field and bat eighth. Pence has been bothered by hamstring discomfort since Saturday, though he did hit a walkoff bloop double on Monday night against the Padres. He remains day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:14 pm
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  • Moustakas (knee) out again Tuesday vs. MIN
    Mike Moustakas (knee) is out again Tuesday.

    Advice: Moustakas suffered a knee contusion in his collision with Alex Gordon on Sunday and has now missed two straight games. Cheslor Cuthbert is at third base and Whit Merrifield is at second base on Tuesday night against Twins right-hander Ervin Santana. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:58 pm
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  • Stanton socks 12th homer against Rays
    Giancarlo Stanton socked a solo homer Tuesday against the Rays.

    Advice: It was his 12th home run of the season and his first since May 15. Stanton has been a complete mess at the plate recently while piling up strikeouts at an alarming pace, but his power potential is unmatched. Fantasy owners need to be patient. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:36 pm
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  • Pence (hamstring) has walk-off pop-up 2B
    Hunter Pence (hamstring) delivered a walk-off pop-up RBI double in Monday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: It was a ball that should have been caught, but the Giants will take it. Pence has missed three straight starts with a mild right hamstring strain and didn't feel comfortable taking swings in batting practice Monday, but he's not far off. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:42 am
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  • Wil Myers struggling in May
    Wil Myers went 0-for-3 in Monday's loss and is hitting .218 with a 17/1 K/BB ratio in 87 at-bats this month.

    Advice: Myers had a great April, but nothing has gone right for him this month and he'll probably hit lower in the Padres order until he gets it turned around. He still has some mixed-league value, but he's very benchable right now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:20 pm
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  • Salvador Perez's five-hit night paces Royals
    Salvador Perez went 5-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored in Monday's victory over the Twins.

    Advice: It was the first five-hit game of the All-Star catcher's career, and the slow-footed Perez even managed to mix in a triple among his five base knocks. Perez has a modest nine-game hitting streak going, and he's lifted his average from .226 to .270 over that stretch. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:34 pm
  • Pence diagnosed with mild hamstring strain
    Hunter Pence was diagnosed with a mild right hamstring strain following an MRI.

    Advice: Pence has missed the last two games, but he's scheduled to take batting practice on Monday and could potentially talk his way into the lineup if he feels good. Either way, it doesn't sound like he'll be sidelined for much longer. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:11 pm
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  • Hunter Pence (hamstring) out again Monday
    Hunter Pence (hamstring) is out again Monday against the Padres.

    Advice: Pence has now missed three straight games with right hamstring soreness. The Giants continue to call him day-to-day. Gregor Blanco is starting in right field again Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:22 pm
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  • Moustakas day-to-day with knee contusion
    Mike Moustakas is day-to-day with a knee contusion.

    Advice: Moustakas presumably banged up the knee in a collision with Alex Gordon on Sunday. Cheslor Cuthbert has returned to the active roster now that Gordon is on the disabled list, but Whit Merrifield is playing third base Monday. Moose should be back in there soon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:34 pm
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  • Mike Moustakas not in Monday's lineup
    Mike Moustakas is not in Monday's lineup against the Twins.

    Advice: Moustakas was in the original lineup, so perhaps something is ailing him from Sunday's collision with teammate Alex Gordon. Whit Merrifield will fill in at third base. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:11 pm
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  • Hunter Pence remains out of Giants lineup
    Hunter Pence (hamstring) is once again absent from the Giants starting lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: Pence is dealing with soreness in his right hamstring, which also caused him to miss Saturday's game. He is available off the bench as a pinch-hitter, but manager Bruce Bochy thought it would be best to give him an extra day of rest. Gregor Blanco will once again start in his place in right field with Angel Pagan manning left field. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:08 pm
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  • Martin picks up quartet of hits in victory
    Leonys Martin went 4-for-5 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: All four of Martin's hits went for singles. He entered Sunday hitting just .231, but exited the win with a slightly less flimsy average of .252. The 28-year-old outfielder isn't a fantasy stud by any stretch of the imagination, but he is in line to rack up double-digit homers and double-digit steals this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:19 pm
  • Adam Duvall crushes solo homer in loss
    Adam Duvall went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: It was just a solo home run, but what a solo home run it was. Duvall absolutely unloaded on a Wade Miley offering in the fourth inning, launching it an estimated 457 feet to left-center. With a .264/.299/.543 triple-slash and eight homers over 129 at-bats, the 27-year-old outfielder is worth a pickup in deeper mixed leagues, particularly for those who need a little power boost. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:15 pm
  • Martin connects for third homer in four games
    Leonys Martin hit his eighth home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Martin finished 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and the solo blast. The homer was his third in his last four games, and he's now hit safely in eight of his last nine to raise his line to .231/.315/.454. His eight home runs tie a career high set in 2013, so his next will set a new single-season mark for the 28-year-old. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:25 pm
  • Cain hits sixth home run against White Sox
    Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Cain took White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez deep for the solo blast, his sixth homer of the season. Of course, three of those came in one game, so it's not as though he's been tearing the cover off the ball with regularity. The 30-year-old has 22 RBI and 21 runs scored to go with five steals and a .271/.329/.406 line overall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:20 pm
  • Pence sitting with sore hamstring Saturday
    Hunter Pence is dealing with a sore right hamstring.

    Advice: That would explain why Gregor Blanco is filling in at right field Saturday against the Cubs. Manager Bruce Bochy said Pence will be available to pinch-hit. He should be back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:15 pm
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  • Hunter Pence not in Saturday's lineup
    Hunter Pence is not in the Giants' starting lineup Saturday against the Cubs.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. It's only Pence's second absence of the year. Gregor Blanco will handle right field with Kelby Tomlinson making a surprise start in left. Pence is tied for fourth in the NL with 32 RBI. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:31 pm
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  • Royals activate Mike Moustakas from 15-day DL
    Royals activated 3B Mike Moustakas from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Moustakas looked good on his minor league rehab assignment and is ready to rejoin a Royals lineup that has desperately missed his bat. He has been sidelined since early in the month due to a small fracture in his left thumb. Cheslor Cuthbert, who had been filling in for the past few weeks, was optioned back to Triple-A. Look for Moustakas to be back in the lineup on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:12 am
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  • Ben Revere not in Friday's lineup
    Ben Revere is absent from the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's getting a breather with the Marlins throwing lefty Justin Nicolino. Michael Taylor is in center field and leading off. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:32 pm
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  • Jon Jay (shoulder) gets two hits in return
    Jon Jay (shoulder) doubled and singled in his return to the lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Jay didn't start a game for nearly a week due to a sore shoulder. It's not expected to be a long-term issue for him. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:04 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:43 pm
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  • Harper steals seventh base in win over Mets
    Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in a win over the Mets on Thursday.

    Advice: The steal was Harper's seventh in 10 tries this season, giving him his highest single-season total since he stole 11 in 2013. Consider that it's still only late May and the outfielder could challenge his career-best mark of 18 steals set in his rookie year in 2012. And, oh yeah, he's also one of the best hitters on the planet, too. A cold snap has made him more human as of late, though, dropping his line to .254/.450/.574 on the year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:38 pm
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  • Revere gets going with triple, two RBI
    Ben Revere finally got going Thursday, finishing 2-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored against the Mets.

    Advice: Revere actually had both of his hits in the top of the third inning, singling to lead off the frame before knocking a two-run triple to cap the scoring in the seven-run inning. It was just his second multi-hit outing in 12 games since returning from the disabled list as he continues to try to knock the rust off. The speedy outfielder is batting just .123/.177/.211 in 13 games overall. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:16 pm
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  • Jed Lowrie (shin) nearing a return
    Jed Lowrie (shin) took part in all baseball activities on Thursday.

    Advice: Lowrie went on the disabled list with a bruised shin last week but is already on the mend. It looks like he's close to beginning a rehab assignment. Lowrie should be activated on May 25, the first day he's eligible to come off the DL. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:52 pm
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  • Leonys Martin delivers two-run homer
    Leonys Martin went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk Thursday against the Orioles.

    Advice: That's seven homers in 126 at-bats for Martin. It's as many as he had in 533 at-bats for the Rangers in 2014 and one off his career high of eight in 457 at-bats in 2013. He's hardly hitting well otherwise, with a .214 average and 43 strikeouts, but the power and defense has been enough to make him a solid regular so far. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:11 pm
  • Pirates transfer Elias Diaz to 60-day DL
    Pirates transferred C Elias Diaz from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Diaz underwent a debridement procedure on his right (throwing) elbow earlier this month and is expected to be sidelined for at least another five weeks. The 25-year-old catcher will likely be optioned to a minor league affiliate when he returns to full health. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:54 am
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  • Jon Jay (shoulder) expected back Thursday
    Padres manager Andy Green said he expects Jon Jay (shoulder) to return to the lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Jay has been sidelined since last Friday because of a jammed shoulder, though he did make an appearance as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday night. He grounded out to second base in the bottom of the eighth inning, but it still served as a positive sign. Jay, the Padres' primary center fielder, is slashing .278/.338/.368 in 38 games this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:11 am
  • Hunter Pence homers in Giants' win
    Hunter Pence homered off Drew Pomeranz to supply both Giants runs Wednesday against the Padres.

    Advice: It was worth wondering just how much the 33-year-old Pence would rebound after his injury-filled 2015, but he's off to a smashing start, with seven homers and an .885 OPS to date. He's finished with that high of an OPS just once in his career, when he came in at .899 in 108 games as a 24-year-old rookie in 2007. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:02 pm
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  • Martin homers in loss to Orioles
    Leonys Martin went 1-for-4 with his sixth home run of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: It's been a strange one for the 28-year-old center fielder. Fantasy owners have looked to Martin for stolen bases, yet have been rewarded with a half-dozen homers before we're a third of the way through the campaign. He's only hitting .203/.270/.382, though, so it's possible that he finds himself on the bench before too long. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:36 pm
  • Stanton ends rough series with an 0-for-4
    Giancarlo Stanton struck out four times in the Marlins' loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.

    Advice: The last whiff against Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez ended the game. Stanton had trouble all series against Philly pitching, going 0-for-10 with nine strikeouts. He did draw two walks in the three-game set. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:48 pm
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  • Moustakas (thumb) goes 2-for-4 in rehab gm.
    Mike Moustakas (thumb) went 2-for-4 in his rehab debut Wednesday with Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

    Advice: Moustakas will probably play in one more minor league rehab game before returning to the Royals' active roster this Saturday. The third baseman has been sidelined since early May due to a small fracture in his left thumb. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:01 pm
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  • Jed Lowrie (shin) on track to return May 25
    Jed Lowrie (shin) is aiming to come off the disabled list when first eligible May 25.

    Advice: Lowrie began hitting over the weekend and resumed running this week, so he would seem to be on track to meet that goal. The second baseman has been on the disabled list since May 11 with a nasty right shin contusion. He was batting .302/.341/.345 with 17 RBI over his first 32 games this season for Oakland. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:02 am
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  • Adam Duvall getting night off Wednesday
    Adam Duvall is out of the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Tyler Holt will start in left field and bat seventh versus Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger. Duvall has seven home runs and 16 RBI in 34 games this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:37 am
  • Moustakas (thumb) beginning rehab games
    Mike Moustakas (thumb) is starting a rehab assignment Wednesday at Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

    Advice: Moustakas remains on track to rejoin the Royals on Saturday. The third baseman has been on the disabled list since early May because of a small fracture in his left thumb. He was batting .258/.314/.536 with seven home runs and 13 RBI through 25 games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:21 am
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  • Crawford backs Mad-Bum with homer, 5 RBI
    Brandon Crawford went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and five RBI in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Padres.

    Advice: Yes, Crawford drove in all five of the Giant runs on the evening. He got the party started with flair, mashing a three-run homer against Padres starter Colin Rea in the second inning. In the sixth, a sacrifice fly would be in order, while the eighth saw him notch an RBI double. The 29-year-old shortstop is slashing .257/.329/.434 with five homers and 21 RBI over 136 at-bats. He had been dealing with a bit of a stiff neck earlier this month, but Tuesday's performance would seem to indicate that bothersome ailment is behind him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:45 pm
  • Myers (forearm) batting leadoff on Tuesday
    Wil Myers (forearm) is batting leadoff for the Padres on Tuesday night against the Giants.

    Advice: Myers left Saturday's game against the Brewers with cramping in his left calf and had to be scratched Sunday due to left forearm tightness, but they were both apparently minor injuries. The 25-year-old has seven home runs and 17 RBI in 38 games this season, though consistency remains a big issue. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:09 pm
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  • Jon Jay is day-to-day with a sore shoulder
    Jon Jay is day-to-day with a sore shoulder.

    Advice: Jay jammed the shoulder on Friday night and hasn't felt much progress, but the Padres are hoping this doesn't have to be a disabled list situation. Travis Jankowski started in center field and hit leadoff in the Padres' final two games in Milwaukee. Wil Myers will get the nod at leadoff in Tuesday night's series opener against the Giants and Madison Bumgarner. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:24 pm
  • Moustakas (thumb) could return on Saturday
    Mike Moustakas (thumb) is on track to return to the Royals' active roster on Saturday.

    Advice: Moustakas took batting practice with his Royals teammates on Monday and drew a positive review from manager Ned Yost. He could head out on a short rehab assignment this week with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. The third baseman has been on the disabled list since early May with a small fracture in his left thumb. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:05 pm
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  • Duvall socks solo homer vs. Indians
    Adam Duvall socked a solo homer in Monday’s loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Duvall now has seven home runs on the year, including five this month. The 27-year-old is still striking out a lot, but his pop can help in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:40 pm
  • Turner not in Dodgers' lineup Monday
    Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers' lineup Monday against the Angels.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off. Howie Kendrick will start at third base and bat third against right-hander Matt Shoemaker. Rotoworld.com May 16, 2:58 pm
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  • Carpenter belts eighth homer in win on Sunday
    Matt Carpenter belted his eighth home run of the season as the Cardinals topped the Dodgers on Sunday night in Los Angeles.

    Advice: His solo shot came off of Dodgers' southpaw Alex Wood in the third inning, opening the scoring in the ballgame. He finished the night 1-for-3 and also drew a pair of walks raising his season slash to .257/.387/.522 to go along with his eight long balls and 26 RBI. Rotoworld.com May 15, 8:12 pm
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  • Five RBI by Valbuena not enough vs BOS
    Luis Valbuena went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and five total RBI in Sunday's 10-9 loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Valbuena cracked a three-run homer off Red Sox starter Sean O'Sullivan in the second inning. He would add a two-run double in the fifth. Despite all of the offensive pyrotechnics, the Red Sox offensive machine was more than up to the task and saddled the Astros with their 24th loss in 39 games. Valbuena is slashing .208/.306/.340 with two homers, eight doubles and 10 RBI over 106 at-bats. He was never going to hit for average in 2016, but the overall lack of power is somewhat disappointing. Rotoworld.com May 15, 3:26 pm
  • Stanton swats solo homer in win
    Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Stanton burned Nationals starter Joe Ross for a solo homer in the sixth inning. Bomb No. 11 pushed his RBI total up to 25. In addition to the strong power and ribbie work, the baseball-destroying robot is slashing .238/.349/.540 over 126 at-bats. His career high for home runs is 37 (2012, 2014) and he could well challenge that mark as this season unfolds. Rotoworld.com May 15, 2:08 pm
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  • Myers (forearm) scratched from Padres' lineup
    Wil Myers has been scratched from the Padres' lineup Sunday with left forearm tightness.

    Advice: Myers left Saturday's game with a calf cramp but passed mobility tests during pregame Sunday and was initially in the lineup. However, it appears he's now dealing with a forearm issue. Consider him day-to-day for now. Brett Wallace has slid from third to first base, Adam Rosales will move from second to third base and Jose Pirela enters the lineup at second. Rotoworld.com May 15, 11:21 am
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  • Mike Moustakas (thumb) takes soft toss
    Mike Moustakas (thumb) took some soft-toss in a batting cage on Sunday.

    Advice: He's progressed beyond dry swings and it might not be too long before he's cleared for batting practice, depending on how his left thumb responds. Moustakas could be a couple weeks away from a return if all goes well. Rotoworld.com May 15, 9:21 am
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  • Wil Myers (calf) back in Sunday's lineup
    Wil Myers (calf) is in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Myers departed Saturday's contest with a left calf cramp, but he made a quick recovery. He's at first base and batting second against Zach Davies and the Brewers. Travis Jankowski is in center field and in the leadoff spot for Jon Jay. Rotoworld.com May 15, 9:06 am
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  • Lorenzo Cain sitting out on Sunday
    Lorenzo Cain is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks to be a simple day off. Jarrod Dyson is handling center field, while Paulo Orlando is in left. Rotoworld.com May 15, 8:30 am
  • Jed Lowrie (shin) hits off tee Saturday
    Jed Lowrie (shin) hit off a tee on Saturday.

    Advice: He's not running yet, but that should be around the corner. Lowrie has missed the last week of action with a bruised shin but could be ready to return when eligible on May 25 or shorty after. Rotoworld.com May 15, 8:29 am
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  • Wil Myers (calf) thinks he'll play Sunday
    Wil Myers said after leaving Saturday's game with a left calf cramp that he expects to be ready to play Sunday.

    Advice: "Running down the line, I felt it catch just a little bit, nothing crazy," said Myers. The first baseman added that it "was just one of those precautionary moves." While it's good news that Myers should be fine, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Padres hold him out of action for a day or two just in case. Rotoworld.com May 15, 6:44 am
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