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  • Jorge Soler hitting 5th in MLB debut Wed.
    Cubs recalled OF Jorge Soler from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Soler is in right field and batting fifth in his major league debut Wednesday in Cincinnati. The Cuban defector missed time with a hamstring injury this season but has batted .340/.432/.700 with 15 homers and 57 RBI over 62 games when healthy. The 22-year-old figures to be the everyday right fielder down the stretch with the Cubbies and is worth a shot in all fantasy leagues.
    41 minutes ago
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    4:10 pm ^ @Cin
  • Chad Jenkins recalled from Triple-A
    Blue Jays recalled RHP Chad Jenkins from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: He'll replace Sergio Santos in the bullpen. Jenkins, who has posted a 2.56 ERA in 21 relief appearances with the big club this season, will work in middle relief.
    Today, 11:02 am
  • Sergio Santos designated for assignment
    Blue Jays designated RHP Sergio Santos for assignment.

    Advice: It's the second time in the last two months that he's been designated for assignment. Santos gave up two homers and three runs while retiring just one batter Tuesday and holds an 8.57 ERA over 26 appearances for the Jays this season. The 31-year-old can elect free agency if he wants.
    Today, 10:59 am
    Not Active
    4:07 pm vs Bos
  • Moises Sierra begins rehab assignment
    Moises Sierra (oblique) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Monday.

    Advice: He should remain there for a few more days before being activated when rosters expand. Sierra has batted .236/.265/.345 with two homers over 84 games between the Blue Jays and White Sox this season.
    Today, 6:42 am
    Disabled List
    5:10 pm vs Cle
  • Daniel Hudson close to rejoining D'Backs
    Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday that Daniel Hudson (elbow) will make a final rehab appearances with Triple-A Reno on Friday before joining the big club "shortly thereafter."

    Advice: Working his way back from a second Tommy John surgery, Hudson has allowed one run while striking out six over his first five rehab innings. The D'Backs still view him as a starter over the long haul but have decided it would be best to bring him back this season as a reliever.
    Today, 6:20 am
    Disabled List
    6:40 pm vs LAD
  • Ross Ohlendorf resumes rehab assignment
    Ross Ohlendorf (back) resumed a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Nationals on Tuesday.

    Advice: He first began a rehab assignment back in May but had to be shut down after suffering a setback with his right lumbar strain. Ohlendorf has been out all season but has a shot to rejoin the Nats next month.
    Today, 5:57 am
    Disabled List
    4:05 pm @Phi
  • Troy Patton begins rehab assignment
    Troy Patton (shoulder) threw a scoreless inning Tuesday for Double-A Midland in his fourth rehab appearance.

    Advice: He's now allowed just one baserunner while striking out six across four frames during his rehab assignment. Patton has been out since mid-June with shoulder inflammation but appears poised for activation when rosters expand.
    Today, 5:55 am
    Disabled List
    6:10 pm vs Mil
  • Eovaldi gets trounced against the Angels
    Nathan Eovaldi was hammered for six earned runs on 10 hits over just 3 1/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Eovaldi walked one while striking out four. The right-hander has now lost three straight outings, allowing 12 earned runs (and three unearned) over 14 1/3 innings for a 7.53 ERA. He entered that rough patch 6-6 with a 3.99 ERA. Those numbers are worse for the wear now, and Eovaldi will welcome the Mets to Southern Florida on Monday with a 6-9 record and 4.30 ERA.
    Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Almonte powers Padres to win over Brewers
    Abraham Almonte hit a solo home run and an RBI single on Tuesday.

    Advice: Almonte did a little bit of everything on Tuesday. The home run, Almonte's second of the year, came in the first inning off of Brewers' starter Jimmy Nelson. Almonte added an RBI single in the second inning. In addition to the hits, he also added a stolen base and scored two runs. These are the kinds of games that will get him continued run in the starting lineup. Since being traded to the Padres, Almonte's slashed a nice .316/.333/.474.
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Nelson gives up 2 ER; headed to bullpen?
    Jimmy Nelson served up four runs -- two earned -- in five innings Tuesday as the Brewers fell to the Padres 4-1.

    Advice: Nelson surrendered a one-out solo homer to Abraham Almonte in the first inning, and then the Brewers pecked away at him for three runs in the third. With Matt Garza (left oblique strain) nearing a return, it's possible that Nelson will be shipped to the bullpen to make room in the rotation. The rookie right-hander is 2-5 with a 4.10 ERA and 1.35 WHIP.
    Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Hernandez yields 3 ER over 6 frames to win
    Roberto Hernandez earned a win by limiting the Diamondbacks to three run and six hits over six innings Tuesday.

    Advice: It certainly helped that Trevor Cahill melted down and Hernandez had an 8-3 lead when he strode to the mound in the bottom of the fourth. Hernandez allowed only nine earned runs total in six starts between July 9-August 14 to slash his ERA from 4.25 to 3.72, and has now coughed up three earned runs apiece in his last two starts. Hernandez is fine when he induces weak contact and keeps the ball on the ground, but he leaves himself precious little margin for error with a poor 90/63 K/BB ratio. Hernandez kicks off a two-start week with a tussle against the Nationals on Monday.
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Cahill gets whacked around by Dodgers again
    Trevor Cahill was blasted for eight earned runs over 3 1/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: The next time Cahill sees the Dodgers will be too soon -- regardless of the month, temperature, and even continent, they've had his number this season. Cahill was whipped for five runs and eight hits in four innings to kick off his season in Australia on March 23. Then, on April 13, the Dodgers bludgeoned Cahill for seven runs in four innings. That start was so bad Arizona kicked Cahill out of the rotation. Let's put this in perspective: Tonight's performance was the worst of the bunch. Between July 14 (when he was recalled from the minors) and yesterday, Cahill went 2-2 with a 3.43 ERA in seven starts. Luckily for him, no Dodger blue will be in sight with a trip to San Diego on deck.
    Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • De La Rosa leaves early with thumb contusion
    Jorge De La Rosa left Tuesday's start in the sixth inning against the Giants with a left thumb contusion.

    Advice: The injury occurred when the De La Rosa fouled off a pitch in the top of the sixth inning. He walked a batter and coughed up a two-run Buster Posey homer in the bottom half the frame before getting pulled for Matt Belisle. JDLR is the very rare pitcher indeed who'd prefer to work in Coors Field if given the choice. He'd gone 1-3 with a 6.09 ERA in his last six road starts, and entered this game 9-2 with a 3.19 ERA at home, and 4-6 with a 5.35 ERA on the road. As odd as it is to say, he's a stream option in Denver, but generally a stay-away on the road. Unfortunately, De La Rosa stays on the road next time around in Arizona. We'd expect him to be good to go, but De La Rosa will no doubt be evaluated further on Wednesday.
    Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Walters blasts game-winning homer in extras
    Zach Walters hit a game-winning two-run home run in the 10th inning to give the Indians an 8-6 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Walters went deep off White Sox reliever Jake Petricka, his sixth home run since being recalled on August 10. Walter also singled, walked and scored in the game. It's been mostly boom-or-bust for the 24-year-old, who is hitting just .207/.266/.529 on the season despite the power display, but he should be starting in AL-only leagues for his ability to hit the long ball alone.
    Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • De La Rosa can't make it past the 5th inning
    Rubby De La Rosa got a no-decision, allowing three runs in 4 2/3 innings as the Red Sox earned an 11-inning victory against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

    Advice: De La Rosa failed to make it out of the fifth inning for the second time in his last three starts. The right-hander gave up seven hits and walked two without recording a strikeout. Now with a 3.81 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and a 58/31 K/BB ratio, the 25-year-old will open the month of September with a road start against the Rays.
    Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Angels unlikely to deal for Trevor Cahill
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Angels are not expected to trade for Trevor Cahill.

    Advice: Cahill has been mentioned as a possibility for the Angels in the wake of the Garrett Richards (knee) injury, but Rosenthal says the two sides last spoke about Cahill weeks ago. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has reported that the Angels are also considering Bartolo Colon, Scott Feldman and A.J. Burnett, but a deal isn't looking likely at this point. A big reason why is because the Halos have little in the way of trade chips.
    Yesterday, 6:25 pm
  • Cubs calling up OF prospect Jorge Soler
    David Kaplan of SportsTalk Live in Chicago reports that the Cubs will call up outfield prospect Jorge Soler.

    Advice: He'll join the team on Wednesday in Cincinnati. Soler has been on a tear lately at Triple-A Iowa, going 9-for-14 with two homers and seven RBI over his last three games. It's been an injury-shortened season for the Cuban defector, but Soler has crushed the ball when healthy, batting .338/.432/.687 with 14 homers and 54 RBI over 61 games. He's just 22 and hadn't played above A-ball before this season, but the Cubs obviously think Soler has earned a shot. He has enormous raw power and is worth owning in all fantasy leagues, as Soler will be the everyday right fielder down the stretch.
    Monday, 8:23 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm ^ @Cin
  • D'Backs place numerous players on waivers
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Diamondbacks have placed Trevor Cahill, Oliver Perez, Cliff Pennington, Addison Reed and Brad Ziegler on revocable waivers.

    Advice: Out of the group, Cahill might have the best chance of getting dealt. The sinkerballer has pitched well since rejoining the Arizona rotation, posting a 3.43 ERA over seven starts. His $12 million salary for 2015 could scare some teams off, but a club with a need in the rotation might take a shot.
    Sunday, 8:23 am
  • Cubs OF prospect Soler rips 5 hits
    Cubs outfield prospect Jorge Soler went 5-for-5 with a double, a triple, and a walk for Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.

    Advice: The 22-year old Soler is hitting .262/.356/.563 with 11 doubles, one triple, and six home runs over 30 games in Triple-A. He missed large chunks of the season due to a hamstring injury, and it is assumed that he will be promoted to the majors when rosters expand in September. He has the talent to hit .275 with 20-plus home runs in the major leagues, and profiles are a prototypical strong-armed right fielder.
    Sunday, 7:00 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm ^ @Cin
  • Blue Jays call up righty Sergio Santos
    Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Sergio Santos from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Santos was designated for assignment by the Jays on July 21 and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 31-year-old right-hander seemed to figure something out on the farm, throwing 10 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out 16. He will pitch in middle relief.
    Saturday, 2:36 pm
    Not Active
    4:07 pm vs Bos
  • Walters homers for third game in a row
    Zach Walters homered on Friday, finishing the tilt against the Astros 1-for-3.

    Advice: Walters did what nobody else on the Indians could: Touch the immortal Brad Peacock. Peacock limited the Tribe to just two hits in an injury-shortened start, but Walters was not fazed by Peacock's 5.30 ERA or 1.58 WHIP. He homered in the fifth, a solo shot. Walters has now homered in three straight games. If you're in a deep AL-only league and need a little pop off the bench, you might want to check your waiver wire for Walters.
    Friday, 8:09 pm
  • De La Rosa pitches well in loss to the Angels
    Rubby De La Rosa was solid, allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings, but took a loss on Thursday against the Angels.

    Advice: The Angels had base runners, scratching out eight hits and drawing three walks, but De La Rosa was able to limit the damage, striking out eight batters in the process. Angels starter Matt Shoemaker, however, was not to be trifled with on this evening, saddling De La Rosa with a loss. The right-hander has a 3.69 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and a 58/29 K/BB ratio in 12 starts this season. De La Rosa's next start will come on Tuesday in Toronto against the Blue Jays.
    Thursday, 7:28 pm
  • Zach Walters hits fourth homer for new team
    Zach Walters hit his fourth homer in eight games Thursday for the Indians' lone run against the Twins.

    Advice: Unfortunately, Walters has just three additional hits since being called up, but four homers in eight games is still quite impressive. The Indians thus far have used only at left field and DH, whereas the Nationals were still working him primarily an infielder before trading him for Asdrubal Cabrera. Given his limited on-base skills, we're skeptical that he'll be much of an asset if the Indians continue to treat him as a corner outfielder. The power is pretty legitimate, though.
    Thursday, 1:19 pm
  • Hernandez struggles in loss to Padres
    Roberto Hernandez coughed up four runs -- three earned -- over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Padres.

    Advice: He was touched up for eight hits while striking out two and walking two. Hernandez converted some fantasy believers over the last month-plus, allowing only nine earned runs total in six starts since July 9 to slash his ERA from 4.25 to 3.72. Unfortunately, the former Fausto Carmona just doesn't have the stuff to remain a reliable fantasy hurler. Yeah, the ERA is passable, but it comes with an 87/61 K/BB ratio that guarantees a stinker outing every now and again when those sharp ground balls find holes. His ability to keep the ball on the ground will be key in Arizona next week.
    Wednesday, 10:28 pm
  • Jorge De La Rosa goes eight in win
    Jorge De La Rosa lasted eight innings and held the Royals to two runs Wednesday to improve to 13-8 on the season.

    Advice: De La Rosa is certainly an underrated hurler, but an innings eater he isn't; this is the first time all year that he's gone eight innings. He has just one complete game in 185 major league starts. At 103 pitches after eight tonight, the Rockies had the option of sending him back out for the ninth, but chose not to do so.
    Wednesday, 8:51 pm
  • Cahill solid, but takes no-decision vs. Nats
    Trevor Cahill pitched well, but got a no-decision after allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday's walk-off loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Cahill has, for the most part, pitched well since rejoining the rotation to begin the second half. Including Wednesday's outing, he has a 3.43 ERA over his last seven starts. Against the Nationals, he yielded six hits and four walks while striking out five. On the season, Cahill has a 4.54 ERA, a 1.51 WHIP, and a 75/37 K/BB ratio, which he'll take into Tuesday's start at home against the Dodgers.
    Wednesday, 7:34 pm
  • Jimmy Nelson allows five doubles in loss
    Jimmy Nelson gave up four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday as the Brewers fell to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: It was a rough outing for the rookie starter, who was pounded for five doubles and four singles before being lifted in the top of the fifth. Nelson has shown flashes of great promise at times this season, but he'll carry an underwhelming 2-4 record, 4.15 ERA, and 1.34 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Padres.
    Wednesday, 2:38 pm
  • Nathan Eovaldi has rough outing Wed.
    Nathan Eovaldi was touched up for five runs -- four earned -- over just five frames in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Eovaldi yielded nine hits and one walk while striking out four. The right-hander had pitched well in his previous three starts following a rough stretch, but he took another step back in this one. Eovaldi will try to rebound in a tough matchup next week in Anaheim.
    Wednesday, 1:00 pm
  • Almonte has 4 hits, run and RBI in loss
    Abraham Almonte went 4-for-5 with a double, run scored and an RBI in Tuesday's setback against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Almonte was spectacular at the dish, but an adventure on the base paths, as he was caught stealing and later thrown out to end the game. Fortunately, the latter two mistakes won't be counted in the vast majority of formats. He's almost unowned across formats, and that needs to change. The 25-year-old -- Seattle's Opening Day center fielder and leadoff hitter -- is slashing .361/.368/.528 since coming over in the Chris Denorfia deal. As long as he's hot and playing every day, Almonte should be started in NL-only formats.
    Tuesday, 10:55 pm
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