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  • Pagan singles, triples in win over Rockies
    Angel Pagan went 2-for-4 with a triple in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: The triple was Pagan's fifth of the season. In addition, he is slashing .272/.325/.408 with 11 homers, 53 RBI and 68 RBI across 485 at-bats. He has notched multi-hit showings in three of his last six games. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:38 pm
  • David Dahl races around for RBI triple in L
    David Dahl went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Dahl notched his RBI three-bagger against Johnny Cueto in the first inning. It gave the Rockies an early 2-0 lead, one which they would squander as the game progressed. Since being called up in the middle of the summer, Dahl, 22, has impressed to the tune of a .316/.362/.512 triple-slash across 209 at-bats. In addition, the outfielder has mashed seven homers and driven in 24 runs. He has picked up an extra-base hit in each of his last four games. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:37 pm
  • Zunino crunches go-ahead solo homer in win
    Mike Zunino rocked a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning of Thursday's win over the A's.

    Advice: Zunino mashed a solo home run off Liam Hendriks to lead off the seventh inning. That tater snapped a 1-1 tie and after a few tense moments in the ninth, the M's ultimately survived for a 3-2 victory. The 25-year-old backstop has always possessed a nice power stroke -- his homer on Thursday was his 12th of the season -- but is hitting just .217 for the campaign as a whole. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:21 pm
  • Chad Pinder socks solo home run in defeat
    Chad Pinder went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Pinder whacked a solo home run off Ariel Miranda in the sixth inning. That knotted the score at 1-1, but the Mariners would score solitary runs in the seventh and eighth inning to jump ahead before hanging on for the 3-2 win. In limited action covering 49 at-bats this season, the 24-year-old Pinder owns a .224/.250/.367 triple-slash. Thursday's home run was his first career dinger at the big league level. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:14 pm
  • Vargas homers in second straight, Twins win
    Kennys Vargas went 2-for-5 with a solo home run to help the Twins hold off the Royals 7-6 on Thursday.

    Advice: Vargas took Royals starter Danny Duffy yard for the solo blast in the sixth inning. He also doubled off the southpaw in the contest. Vargas has now homered in two straight games and has 10 dingers in 44 games overall. He's batted .250/.354/.543 in those 44 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:10 pm
  • Orlando posts four-hit night in loss to Twins
    Paulo Orlando went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored Thursday against the Twins.

    Advice: Orlando is finishing the 2016 season in style, as he's now got a seven-game hitting streak during which he's 14-for-27 with three doubles. The 30-year-old has been a pleasant surprise all around for the Royals, batting .307/.335/.410 in 125 games and forcing his way into everyday at-bats between right and center field. Orlando should once again vie for regular playing time in 2017. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:07 pm
  • Pederson doubles twice, drives in three runs
    Joc Pederson went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Pederson notched two separate RBI doubles in this one, driving in one run with his two-bagger in the fifth inning and following that up with a two-run double in the sixth inning. He struck out in his other two at-bats. In an even 400 at-bats this season, the 24-year-old outfielder is slashing .248/.354/.500 with 25 homers, 68 RBI and 26 doubles. The triple-slash is a uniform improvement on the .210/.346/.417 mark he posted a year ago. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:05 pm
  • Sardinas collects three hits in loss to LAD
    Luis Sardinas went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Sardinas hit an RBI single in the fourth inning to boost the Padres to a 2-0 advantage. Said advantage would not hold for the long, as the Dodgers would seven runs over the next three innings. For the season as a whole, the 23-year-old shortstop is hitting .265/.339/.398 with two homers and six RBI over 76 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:04 pm
    L, 9-4 vs LAD
     
  • Buxton knocks two-run triple in win over KC
    Byron Buxton went 2-for-3 with a double, a two-run triple and two runs scored in a win over the Royals on Thursday.

    Advice: Buxton laced a liner into the left-center field gap in the seventh inning to plate the pair, eventually coming around to score himself later in the inning. Nothing in his big league career has gone the way the Buxton had hoped, but he does have eight homers and 10 steals in 89 games this year and he's still just 22 years old. There's still plenty of time for him to deliver on the promise so many saw in 2012. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:03 pm
  • Butera enjoys three-hit night against Twins
    Drew Butera finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored Thursday against the Twins.

    Advice: Butera had four hits, including a homer, in five career at-bats against Twins starter Kyle Gibson heading into Thursday's game, and he added to that strange dominance with his second three-hit game of the 2016 season. Backing up Salvador Perez this season, the 33-year-old is batting .281/.322/.474 in 114 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:59 pm
  • Molina gets walk-off winner in wild fashion
    Yadier Molina hit a walk-off double -- depending on who you ask -- to give the Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Reds on Thursday.

    Advice: With a runner on first and two outs in the ninth, Molina pulled a Blake Wood pitch down the left field line that one-hopped the wall. There's little question it should have been ruled a ground-rule double, but Matt Carpenter never stopped running and slid into home with no objection from the umpires. The Reds tried to protest too late and to little avail, and it will be interesting to see if something is or can be done to change to ruling after the fact. As it stands, Molina pulled the Cardinals to two games back of the Mets for the first spot in the Wild Card race. The 34-year-old finished 2-for-5, also hitting his eighth home run of the season, with two RBI in Thursday's contest. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:15 pm
  • Mikie Mahtook doubles, homers in win over CWS
    Mikie Mahtook went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Mahtook took a Jose Quintana offering for a solo ride in the fourth inning. The dinger was his third of the season. While the 26-year-old outfielder is hitting just .199/.237/.295 over 176 at-bats, he has picked it up of late, notching two-hit efforts in three of his last four games. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:10 pm
  • Carlos Sanchez smacks two-run homer in loss
    Carlos Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Sanchez rocked a two-run homer off Chris Archer in the seventh inning to draw the White Sox to within 5-3, but neither team would score again in the contest. For his part, the 24-year-old Sanchez is working to a .217/.247/.378 triple-slash over 143 at-bats. He has swatted four homers and driven in 21 runs in that space. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:09 pm
  • Gyorko belts 28th home run in win over Reds
    Jedd Gyorko hit his 28th homer of the season in Thursday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Gyorko connected with a Dan Straily pitch in the second inning for the solo dong, his only hit in four at-bats. The hit was just his second in his last 20 at-bats, as the 28-year-old has fallen into a bit of a slump as the season draws to a close. Even so, it will go down as a career year for Gyorko, who is hitting .238/.300/.482 with those 28 homers, 56 RBI and 54 runs scored in 125 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:03 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 4-3 vs Cin
     
  • Votto says he's fine, expects to play Friday
    Joey Votto declared himself fine after sustaining a cut on his chin during Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Votto was lifted from the game in the eighth inning after an errant throw from Tommy Pham hit him in the face. He sounds like he'll be good to go and will be in Friday's starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:57 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-3 @StL
     
  • Hicks has RBI double, run scored versus Sox
    Aaron Hicks went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Hicks swatted the run-scoring double in the eighth inning to extend the Yankees' lead. It's been a disappointing year for the 26-year-old overall, batting .218/.277/.338 in 120 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:54 pm
    W, 5-1 vs Bos
     
  • Votto leaves game after getting hit in face
    Joey Votto was forced to leave Thursday's game against the Cardinals after getting hit in the face by an errant throw from Tommy Pham.

    Advice: Votto blooped a double into the outfield in the eighth inning, but Pham's throw came through and drilled him on the chin at second base. There was a considerable amount of blood on his face, though the injury isn't believed to be too serious. Expect the Reds to provide an update on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:35 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-3 @StL
     
  • Corey Seager not in Thursday's lineup
    Corey Seager is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: The Dodgers are also resting Adrian Gonzalez, Yasmani Grandal, Chase Utley and Josh Reddick against Padres lefty Christian Friedrich. They have Charlie Culberson at shortstop, Howie Kendrick at first base, Enrique Hernandez at second and Yasiel Puig in right field. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:39 pm
  • Wilmer Difo hits first home run
    Wilmer Difo hit his first big-league homer Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Difo's first homer came in his 62nd major league at-bat. He was quite the disappointment in the minors this year, hitting just .259/.318/.354 as a 24-year-old in Double-A. He has speed and he can play both second and short, so he still profiles as a useful utilityman. Still, his chances of becoming a regular have taken a big hit. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:07 pm
    W, 5-3 vs Ari
     
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) back in Jays' lineup
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is back in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Thursday night.

    Advice: Travis missed a handful of games after injuring his left shoulder in Monday's benches-clearing fracas with the Yankees. He is starting at second base and batting ninth Thursday versus Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:47 pm
    L, 4-0 vs Bal
     
  • Bryant, Rizzo, Fowler taking night off Thurs.
    Kris Bryant is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Pirates.

    Advice: Anthony Rizzo and Dexter Fowler are also sitting as Cubs manager Joe Maddon continues to find rest for his regulars with the NLDS set to begin next week. Tommy La Stella is at third base and batting leadoff. Javier Baez is at first base and Albert Almora is in center field. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:40 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    L, 1-1 @Pit
     
  • Betts, Pedroia, Hanley, Leon sitting Thursday
    Mookie Betts is out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday night against the Yankees.

    Advice: Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez, and Sandy Leon are also receiving a day of rest after the Red Sox clinched the American League East title on Wednesday night with the Blue Jays' loss to the Orioles. David Ortiz is starting at DH in what will be his final game at Yankee Stadium. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:26 pm
  • Wong (shoulder) returns with pinch-hit 3B
    Kolten Wong (shoulder) hit a pinch-hit leadoff triple in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday, but the Cardinals weren't able to drive him in and fell 2-1 to the Reds.

    Advice: Wong was held out of the starting lineup yet again with shoulder discomfort, but his swing looked free and easy as he launched a ball off the top of the right field wall at Busch Stadium. He flew around the bases before sliding feet-first into third. But that is where Wong would remain, with Reds closer Raisel Iglesias inducing two groundouts and a shallow outfield fly from the Cardinals' next three batters. Wong should be able to make a start or two over St. Louis' final four regular season games. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:49 am
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-3 vs Cin
     
  • Braun (wrist) goes 1-for-4 in return Wed.
    Ryan Braun (wrist) went 1-for-4 with a run scored in his return to action Wednesday.

    Advice: Braun sat out Tuesday due to mild wrist soreness. The veteran outfielder has put together a terrific 2016 campaign, slashing .307/.368/.542 with 30 home runs, 90 RBI, 16 stolen bases, and 79 runs scored in 133 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:44 am
  • Kole Calhoun hits 18th homer
    Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 and hit his 18th homer Wednesday as the Angels beat the A's 8-6.

    Advice: Calhoun wasn't very good the first two months of the second half, but he's torn it up lately, going 11-for-18 with five doubles in his last five games. His .350 OBP is a nice surprise; he hit 26 homers last year, but he came in at just .308 in the OBP department then. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:34 pm
  • Hunter Renfroe homers again, knocks in four
    Hunter Renfroe went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and four RBI as the Padres edged the Dodgers 6-5 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Renfroe should have been up on July 21, not September 21, but at least he's used his very limited major league time to make a huge first impression; he's homered four times in his first five starts, and his two-run shot Wednesday sailed over the Western Metal Supply Co. building at Petco Park. That is the first time a player had done that in a live game. This all bodes well for Renfroe's chances of being penciled in as the Padres' everyday right fielder to open the 2017 season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:22 pm
    L, 9-4 vs LAD
     
  • Vargas cranks two-run homer on Wednesday
    Kennys Vargas went 1-for-4 and hit a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: The sixth-inning blast with Miguel Sano aboard tied the game but the Twins would not score again. Vargas spent most of the season in the minors. He has gotten to play only sparingly in the majors although he has performed quite well when given the chance. He is batting .244/.352/.519 with nine longballs and 19 RBI in just 135 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:38 pm
  • Kolten Wong to test tender shoulder in BP
    Kolten Wong will test his injured shoulder in pregame batting practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wong did not play in Tuesday's game against the Reds and he's out of the starting lineup Wednesday, but it sounds like he should be available off the bench for the Wild Card-hunting Redbirds. Wong injured his shoulder last week in Chicago when he slipped in left field. He was given a cortisone injection Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:28 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-3 vs Cin
     
  • Travis (shoulder) on Jays' bench Wednesday
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is out again Wednesday.

    Advice: Travis injured his left shoulder Monday in the Blue Jays' benches-clearing brawl with the Yankees and remains day-to-day. Ryan Goins is at second base and Ezequiel Carrera is leading off Wednesday night against the Orioles and right-hander Chris Tillman. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:38 pm
    L, 4-0 vs Bal
     
  • Renfroe homers twice, drives in seven vs. LAD
    Hunter Renfroe went off in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Dodgers, launching a three-run home run and a grand slam to finish with seven RBI.

    Advice: Renfroe spaced out his damage. He swatted a three-run home run off Kenta Maeda in the first inning, then went silent until the eighth. At which point, all the noise in the world. The 24-year-old outfielder connected to clear the bases for the grand slam against Louis Coleman, boosting the Padres to a 7-1 advantage in the process. For those disinclined to do the math, Renfroe accounted for all seven of the Padres' runs in the game with his pair of home runs. Those were his second and third career major league homers. All of this damage has come in Renfroe's first 17 big league at-bats. Not too shabby. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:02 pm
    L, 9-4 vs LAD
     
  • Braun out Tuesday because of wrist soreness
    Ryan Braun is out Tuesday with a sore wrist.

    Advice: But the veteran outfielder is expected to return to action Wednesday, so it's obviously not too serious. Michael Reed will start in left field and bat eighth Tuesday versus Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:36 pm
  • Kolten Wong out Tuesday with shoulder injury
    Kolten Wong is out of the Cardinals' lineup Tuesday due to a shoulder injury.

    Advice: Wong was given a cortisone injection and is "a day away" from being able to play defense, according to the Cardinals. He could be available to pinch-hit on Tuesday night against the visiting Reds. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:37 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-3 vs Cin
     
  • Braun getting night off Tuesday versus Texas
    Ryan Braun is getting the night off Tuesday.

    Advice: Michael Reed will start in left field and bat eighth versus Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin. This appears to be a routine day of rest for Braun, who's slashing .307/.368/.544 with 30 home runs and 90 RBI in 132 games this season. He also has 16 stolen bases and 78 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:13 pm
  • Devon Travis day-to-day with shoulder issue
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is considered day-to-day.

    Advice: Travis got tangled up with some other players in Monday night's benches-clearing brawl with the Yankees, suffering an injury to his left shoulder that he then aggravated on a swing later in the game. It's not clear when he might return. Joaquin Benoit also suffered an injury -- a calf tear, to be exact -- in that pointless fracas Monday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:31 pm
    L, 4-0 vs Bal
     
  • Travis (shoulder) out of Jays' lineup Tuesday
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

    Advice: Travis left Monday's game against the Yankees with a left shoulder injury, but the severity isn't yet known. Darwin Barney is filling in at second base on Tuesday while Ezequiel Carrera will play right field and bat leadoff. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:44 pm
    L, 4-0 vs Bal
     
  • Bryant, Russell sitting Tuesday vs. Pirates
    Kris Bryant is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.

    Advice: Addison Russell, Jason Heyward, and Willson Contreras are also getting some rest for the Cubs as they look for their 101st victory of the season. Tommy La Stella will start at third base while Javier Baez will play second. Chris Coghlan and Ben Zobrist are in the corner outfield spots and Miguel Montero is behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:07 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    L, 1-1 @Pit
     
  • Mike Zunino strikes out five times
    Mike Zunino went 0-for-5 and struck out three times against the Astros.

    Advice: Zunino turned the corner a few months ago. Then he turned another corner in August, and now he's practically right back where he was last year at this time; he's in a 10-for-75 slump that's dropped his average from .280 to .207 and his OPS from 1.102 to .785. Granted, no one ever thought he'd last with the 1.100 OPS. Still, we were hoping we'd seen the last of these horrendous slumps. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:26 pm
  • Travis (shoulder) makes early exit Monday
    Devon Travis left Monday's game against the Yankees with a left shoulder injury.

    Advice: Travis went 0-for-3 with a strikeout before leaving after five innings and could be seen wincing on a swing. The specifics of the issue aren't yet known, but it's worth noting that he had a pair of surgeries on his left shoulder last year. We should know more soon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:49 pm
    L, 4-0 vs Bal
     
  • Corey Seager smahes game-tying home run
    Corey Seager smashed a game-tying home run in the ninth inning on Sunday, which ultimately led to the Dodgers defeating the Rockies 4-3.

    Advice: Seager tied the game at 2-2 with a run-scoring triple in the seventh inning. He then tagged Rockies closer Adam Ottavino for the game-tying blast with two outs in the ninth inning to force extras, where Charlie Culberson socked a walk-off homer in the 10th. Seager finished the day 3-for-5 and is now hitting a robust .313/.371/.523 with 26 homers and 72 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:23 pm
  • David Dahl goes deep in loss to Dodgers
    David Dahl clobbered a solo homer on Sunday as the Rockies fell to the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

    Advice: Dahl's solo blast off of Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen gave the Rockies a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning, but it would prove to be short-lived. The homer was Dahl's lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. He has acclimated himself well to big league pitching thus far, slashing .315/.357/.500 with seven homers and 23 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:17 pm
  • Pagan goes 3-for-5 with an RBI, run and steal
    Angel Pagan went 3-for-5 with an RBI, stole a base and scored a run in the Giants' extra-inning win on Saturday.

    Advice: He drove in a run with a single in the first inning. He scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning on a Kelby Tomlinson single. Pagan has a .273 batting average with 11 bombs, 51 RBI and 66 runs scored in 122 games this year. He has pitched in 14 stolen bases as well. He is a decent extra outfielder in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:19 pm
  • Renfroe swats first big league homer Saturday
    Hunter Renfroe went 2-for-4, scored twice and hit his first major league home run on Saturday versus the Giants.

    Advice: He launched a solo homer off Madison Bumgarner in the fourth inning. He doubled and scored in the sixth. Renfroe hit 30 home runs at Triple-A this season. The 24-year-old former first round draft pick is getting his first cup of coffee in the majors this month. He will likely work his way into the Padres' starting lineup early next season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:11 pm
    L, 9-4 vs LAD
     
  • Votto's 26th homer leads Reds past Brewers
    Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and three walks as the Reds downed the Brewers 6-1 on Saturday.

    Advice: Votto took Brewers starter Taylor Jungmann deep in the first inning for the two-run dong, his 26th of the season. The 33-year-old is hitting .320/.433/.533 with 89 RBI and 94 runs scored -- amazing after he hit .252 with an .832 OPS in the first half -- and he ranks among the league leaders in a number of offensive categories. It's a shame the Reds haven't been able to do more during the height of his brilliance. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:59 pm
    Day-to-Day
    L, 4-3 @StL
     
  • Calhoun goes 3-for-5 with two RBI, two runs
    Kole Calhoun went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: He had an RBI single in the eighth inning and a ground rule double in the ninth to drive in another run. He has a .264 batting average with 17 home runs, 70 RBI and 88 runs scored after 150 games. He is a solid fourth fantasy outfielder. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:01 pm
  • Molina plates four as Cardinals smash Cubs
    Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 and drove home four runs on Saturday as the Cardinals smashed the Cubs 10-4.

    Advice: Molina got the scoring started with a two-run double in the first inning, then added on to the rout with a two-run single in the seventh. He has had a nice bounceback season offensively, slashing .300/.354/.413 with seven homers and 53 RBI. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:51 pm
  • Ryan Braun collects game-winner on Friday
    Ryan Braun came through with a two-run single in the seventh inning on Friday, propelling the Brewers to a 5-4 victory over the Reds.

    Advice: Braun also singled and stole a base in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-4. He has been extremely productive when he's been on the field this season, slashing .307/.369/.545 with 30 homers, 90 RBI and 16 stolen bases in just 129 games. While he remains an injury-risk, he's still one of the top five-category contributors in fantasy leagues and should be drafted as such next spring. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:24 pm
  • Betts reaches base four times in win
    Mookie Betts went 3-for-4 with a walk in Friday’s win over the Rays.

    Advice: All three hits were singles. Betts has now hit safely in 10 straight games. The American League MVP candidate is batting .321/.365/.543 on the year. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:11 pm
  • Mahtook homers in loss to Red Sox
    Mikie Mahtook went 2-for-4 with a solo homer against the Red Sox on Friday.

    Advice: Mahtook’s second-inning homer against Drew Pomeranz was the only offense of the night for the Rays. The 26-year-old is seeing most of the playing time in right field with Steven Souza and Nick Franklin sidelined, but there’s not much to get excited about in fantasy leagues here. Mahtook is batting just .182/.226/.253 with two homers and 10 RBI over 57 games this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:10 pm
  • Kole Calhoun back in Angels' lineup Friday
    Kole Calhoun is back in the Angels' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Calhoun was away for a few days following the birth of his son. He's in right field and batting second against Doug Fister and the Astros. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:41 pm
  • Byron Buxton socks solo home run in loss
    Byron Buxton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Buxton burned Justin Verlander for a solo home run in the fifth inning. That shot knotted the score at 2-2, but the Twins wouldn't score again in the game and the Tigers eventually prevailed by a 4-2 final. In 264 at-bats, the 22-year-old outfielder is hitting .222/.276/.414 with eight homers, 32 RBI and nine steals. While Buxton has yet to make a real fantasy impact, he has all the talent in the world. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:30 pm
  • Calhoun to return to Angels lineup on Friday
    Kole Calhoun is expected to return to the Angels starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: The right fielder missed the past three games to be with his wife for the birth of his son. The 28-year-old will return to a .263/.342/.418 slash line with 17 homers and 68 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:20 pm
  • Padres promote Hunter Renfroe from El Paso
    Padres purchased the contract of OF Hunter Renfroe from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Renfroe was one of the top hitters in the Pacific Coast League this summer, slashing .306/.336/.557 with 30 homers and 105 RBI in 133 games for the El Paso Chihuahuas, whose season ended Tuesday in the Triple-A championship. The plan probably calls for him to make three or four starts over the Padres' final 11 games, which doesn't offer much fantasy appeal. Renfroe, the 13th overall pick in the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft, will challenge for a starting job with San Diego leading into 2017. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:05 pm
    L, 9-4 vs LAD
     
  • Yadier Molina getting the day off Wednesday
    Yadier Molina is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Carson Kelly will catch fellow rookie Luke Weaver in the afternoon series finale at Coors Field. Molina went 2-for-5 in Tuesday night's blowout win over the Rockies and is slashing .348/.384/.502 since the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:09 am
  • Padres calling up Renfroe, Margot and others
    Padres manager Andy Green confirmed late Tuesday that the club is calling up prospects Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and Carlos Asuaje.

    Advice: We were hoping this might happen three weeks ago so that Renfroe and Margot -- both top-100 prospects -- might be of some fantasy use, but the El Paso Chihuahuas made a run all the way to the Triple-A championship before falling to the Yankees' Scranton/Wilkes-Barre affiliate on Tuesday night in Memphis. Renfroe, 24, batted .306/.336/.557 with 30 home runs and 105 RBI in 133 games this season at the Triple-A level. Margot, 21, hit .304/.351/.426 with six home runs and 30 stolen bases in 124 games. They'll both be appearing in the majors for the first time. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:06 am
    L, 9-4 vs LAD
     
  • Seager collects three hits in loss to Giants
    Corey Seager went 3-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Seager picked up double No. 40 for the season in the loss. That was the Dodgers' only extra-base hit on the evening. For the 2016 campaign as a whole, the 22-year-old shortstop is hitting .316/.374/.526 with 25 homers and 69 RBI over 586 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:19 pm
  • Gyorko lifts off for 27th homer of the season
    Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in a win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gyorko assaulted a Jorge De La Rosa 3-0 offering in the fourth inning, hitting it out to straight-away center. The homer was Gyorko's 27th of the year, continuing to up his single-season record, and he's got 54 RBI and 53 runs scored to go with a .246/.309/.495 line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 4-3 vs Cin
     
  • Bryant knocks RBI double, scores against Reds
    Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: The multi-hit game was just Bryant's second of the month and his first since September 3. It's not exactly how the 24-year-old would like to be hitting as the postseason approaches, but Tuesday shows that it only takes one night for him to make his presence felt. Bryant now has 35 doubles to go with 37 homers, 97 RBI, 116 runs and eight steals on the year. He should be just fine come October. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:42 pm
    New Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    L, 1-1 @Pit
     
  • Braun's wife gives birth to baby boy
    Ryan Braun's wife Larisa gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday afternoon.

    Advice: The kid was named Greyson Joseph. Braun is out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the visiting Pirates, but it sounds like he could return to action Wednesday. Jake Elmore drew the start in left field versus Bucs left-hander Steven Brault. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:52 pm
  • Braun (wife having son) excused from Brewers
    Ryan Braun has been excused from the Brewers with his wife Larisa going into child labor.

    Advice: She is expected to give birth to a baby boy in the next day or so. Jake Elmore will start in left field and bat sixth for the Brewers on Tuesday night against Pirates left-hander Steven Brault. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:19 pm
  • Ryan Braun out again Tuesday versus Bucs
    Ryan Braun is out of the Brewers' lineup for Tuesday's series opener versus the Pirates.

    Advice: Braun also sat out of Sunday's series finale against the Cubs, so something could be up here. His wife is apparently close to her due date with the couple's second child, but there's been no announcement from Braun or the Brewers. The veteran outfielder slugged his 29th and 30th homers of the season on Saturday, finishing that game with five RBI. Jake Elmore is in left field and batting sixth Tuesday night against Bucs left-hander Steven Brault. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:43 pm
  • Yankees activate OF Hicks from 15-day DL
    Yankees activated OF Aaron Hicks from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Hicks has been out since August 31 with a Grade 2 sprain of his right hamstring, but he'll make his return Tuesday against the Rays. He'll start in right field and bat second against left-hander Drew Smyly. Hicks is batting just .213/.273/.330 with seven homers over 112 games this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:19 pm
    W, 5-1 vs Bos
     
  • Mookie Betts goes deep at OPACY again
    Mookie Betts slugged a two-run homer and drew a pair of walks in Monday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Betts put one over the left-field wall in the third inning for his 31st longball of the season. Amazingly, eight of Betts' home runs have come at Camden Yards even though he's played just seven games there this season. Monday's homer was the American League MVP candidate's first in September. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 6:51 pm
  • Kole Calhoun not in Angels' lineup Monday
    Kole Calhoun is not in Monday's lineup against the Rangers.

    Advice: No word yet on the reason for his absence. Shane Robinson will make the start in right field and bat ninth against Texas left-hander Martin Perez. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 1:29 pm
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