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  • Michael Morse (oblique) says he's ready to go
    Michael Morse (oblique) informed manager Bruce Bochy on Friday that he's ready to rejoin the Giants starting lineup.

    Advice: He isn't in there for Friday's contest against the Padres, but could return at some point over the weekend. With Brandon Belt and Angel Pagan also returning on Friday, the Giants are getting fully healthy at just the right time as they march towards the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:31 pm
  • Josh Reddick (neck, ankle) out again
    Josh Reddick (neck, ankle) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Reddick has now missed two straight games with neck and ankle injuries. He's considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:56 pm
  • Tommy Milone (neck) to long-toss
    Tommy Milone (neck) will do some long-tossing Friday after playing light catch the last couple days.

    Advice: The Twins are holding out hope that Milone can make it back before the end of the season, but it's not looking likely at this point. Anthony Swarzak will make another start in his place on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:34 pm
  • Lagares (elbow) could be done for season
    Juan Lagares (elbow) could be out for the rest of the season.

    Advice: Lagares suffered a sprained right elbow on Tuesday and has been ruled out through the next two series. It's possible he could return for the final series of the season against the Astros, but it wouldn't really make sense for the Mets to push him at that point. Lagares has hit .281/.321/.382 with four homers over 116 games this season while playing Gold Glove-level defense in center field. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:31 pm
  • Zimmerman (hamstring) to be activated Sat.
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

    Advice: Zimmerman went 3-for-8 with a home run while getting in some at-bats at the Nationals' spring training complex and, most importantly, apparently didn't have issues with his right hamstring. Don't expect him to play every day, but Zimmerman is obviously a nice bat for the surging Nats to welcome back. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:17 pm
     
    Disabled List
    Bot 9, 3-2 x @Mia
  • Avila tries to swing bat, feels 'disoriented'
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Alex Avila (concussion) felt "disoriented" when he tried taking some swings Thursday and Friday.

    Advice: Avila is sitting out Friday for the 10th time in 17 games this month due to post-concussion issues, and it sounds like, if anything, his symptoms are getting worse. With just over a week left in the season, he might not make it back. James McCann is getting the start behind the dish Friday, and he'll share time with Bryan Holaday while Avila is out. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:12 pm
  • Raburn undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery
    Ryan Raburn underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday.

    Advice: Raburn will need 6-8 weeks of rehab to recover from an operation that repaired a lateral meniscus tear. His normally offseason routine might be delayed a bit, but he'll be fine for spring training. Raburn batted just .200/.250/.297 with four home runs over 74 games for the Tribe this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:37 pm
  • Alex Avila (concussion) out again Friday
    Alex Avila (concussion) remained out of the Tigers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Avila has dealt with post-concussion issues for a good chunk of September, starting just nine of a possible 16 games. He'll miss the first game of the huge three-game set against the Royals and it's not clear when he'll return to action. James McCann is behind the dish Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:56 pm
  • Jason Heyward (thumb) not in Friday's lineup
    Jason Heyward (thumb) is not in the Braves' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Heyward exited Wednesday's game with a left thumb injury, and although X-rays came back clean, the thumb is still swollen. He's listed as day-to-day and could be available as a defensive replacement Friday. Ryan Doumit is in right field in Heyward's place. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:23 pm
  • David Peralta (back) a 'day or two' away
    Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Thursday that David Peralta (back) is "a day or two" away from returning to the lineup.

    Advice: Peralta has been sidelined with back discomfort since September 5. The rookie outfielder has surprised with the D'Backs this season, sporting a .293/.326/.461 batting line with seven homers and six steals over 80 contests. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:02 am
  • Wade LeBlanc to start again next week
    Wade LeBlanc will get another start next Tuesday in Oakland.

    Advice: LeBlanc earned the nod after tossing 5 1/3 shutout innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Thursday. It could conceivably set him up to start the regular season finale, as well, though the Angels aren't thinking that far ahead yet. LeBlanc can be ignored in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:45 am
  • Rodney earns 46th save as M's top Angels
    Fernando Rodney allowed one run in the ninth inning against the Angels on Thursday but hung on to earn his 46th save of the season.

    Advice: Rodney, tasked with protecting a 3-0 lead against an Angels team that more or less got the night off after clinching the AL West, retired the first batter of the frame before coughing up a Hank Conger homer to right. He evaded further danger, and struck out one, to improve to 46-for-49 in save opportunities to go with a 2.70 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • King Felix whiffs 11 in seven shutout frames
    Felix Hernandez fired seven shutout innings, striking out 11, in a no-decision against the Angels on Thursday.

    Advice: He scattered three hits and walked two. The Mariners ultimately won 3-1, but we're not going to call this a "tough-luck" no-decision, because King Felix didn't exactly face a murderer's row. The Angels trotted out the following Little League World Series lineup after clinching the division last night: 1. Tony Campana CF, 2. Gordon Beckham SS, 3. Brennan Boesch RF, 4. C.J. Cron DH, 5. Efren Navarro 1B, 6. Grant Green 2B, 7. Hank Conger C, 8. Luis Jimenez 3B, 9. Shawn O'Malley LF. Hernandez is 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA across his last four outings. The soon-to-be Cy Young gets the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • LeBlanc throws 5 1/3 shutout innings in ND
    Wade LeBlanc had by far his best showing of 2014 on Thursday, tossing 5 1/3 shutout innings in a no-decision against the Mariners.

    Advice: This start was pushed up -- LeBlanc was originally scheduled to start Saturday against the Rangers -- because the Angels scratched Jered Weaver after clinching the AL West on Wednesday. Don't look now, but LeBlanc is pitching well in September, allowing only one run across 11 2/3 frames (0.77 ERA), including five relief appearances and this start. We still wouldn't trust him in fantasy if the Angels call his number again. After all, the journeyman entered this month with a 10.13 ERA. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Lucroy doubles and scores, but Brewers lose
    Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-6 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's 13-inning loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: The Brewers fall to 3.5 games out of the second Wild Card following the loss. Lucroy doubled and scored the Brewers' first run in the fourth inning on an Aramis Ramirez single. The double was the only extra-base hit the Brewers would register on the evening. Lucroy is batting .304/.373/.476 with 13 home runs and 67 RBI with the season nearing its completion. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Salazar pitches into the 8th in a no-decision
    Danny Salazar stymied the Astros over 7 1/3 innings on Thursday, allowing just one run, but took a no-decision as the Indians needed 13 innings to pull out a 2-1 victory.

    Advice: Salazar was in line for the loss until Carlos Santana delivered an RBI single in the ninth inning. It was a masterful outing, as he limited the Astros to five hits and a walk while striking out nine. Salazar has had quite the turnaround since rejoining the Indians to start the second half, sporting a 3.06 ERA over his last 11 starts. On the season, he owns a 4.02 ERA with a 1.38 ERA and a 112/32 K/BB ratio. Salazar will face the Royals at home on Tuesday next. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Feldman hurls 8 dominating innings in a ND
    Scott Feldman was magnificent on Thursday, holding the Indians to one run over eight innings, but took a no-decision as the Astros were felled in 13 innings.

    Advice: The Indians couldn't get anything going against Feldman, who yielded the one run in the ninth inning after allowing a lead-off ground-rule double to Michael Bourn. Bourn later came around to score when Chad Qualls allowed an RBI single to Carlos Santana. Feldman yielded only four hits and a walk while striking out two batters. The right-hander has a 3.82 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 101/46 K/BB ratio. He'll look to hit the win column for the first time in September when he takes the hill on the road against the Rangers on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Zimmerman (hammy) plays again Thu.
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) went 1-for-7 as the DH on Thursday in a simulated game at the Nationals' spring training complex in Viera, Florida.

    Advice: Zimmerman is slated to play seven innings in left field Friday before being reevaluated. The Nationals are hoping to have him back for the final few days of the regular season to get him ready for the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:29 pm
     
    Disabled List
    Bot 9, 3-2 x @Mia
  • LeBlanc to start Thursday vs. Mariners
    Wade LeBlanc will start Thursday against the Mariners.

    Advice: LeBlanc was originally scheduled to start Saturday against the Rangers, but the Angels decided to scratch Jered Weaver after wrapping up the AL West on Wednesday night. The southpaw is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:13 pm
  • Reddick (neck) out of A's lineup Thursday
    Josh Reddick is out of the A's starting lineup on Thursday due to a sore neck and ankle.

    Advice: Reddick underwent an MRI on Thursday morning that showed no structural damage. He's considered day-to-day. Sam Fuld is starting in right field versus Texas. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:23 am
  • LeBlanc to start for Angels on Saturday
    Wade LeBlanc has been confirmed as the Angels' starter for Saturday's game against the Rangers.

    Advice: That was confirmed after the Halos clinched the American League West championship on Wednesday night. LeBlanc owns a rough 6.88 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 17 innings this season for Anaheim. He's filling in for Matt Shoemaker, who remains sidelined with an oblique strain. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:50 am
  • X-rays negative on Jason Heyward's left thumb
    X-rays on Jason Heyward's left thumb came back negative.

    Advice: Heyward left in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game after the thumb, which has caused him problems previously this season, acted up. It appears he's day-to-day for now, but his status should be clearer when he shows up to the ballpark Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:25 pm
  • Heyward leaves game with undisclosed injury
    Jason Heyward left Wednesday's game against the Nationals with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Heyward didn't show any signs of injury, but in a two-run game that the Braves desperately needed to win he was pinch-hit for in the eighth inning. He's dealt with a recurring thumb injury at points this season. The Braves will hopefully update his situation shortly. Jose Constanza replaced him in right field. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:47 pm
  • Wade LeBlanc likely to start on Saturday
    Wade LeBlanc is the most likely candidate to start for the Angels on Saturday.

    Advice: Angels skipper Mike Scioscia said he wouldn't announce his starter until after Wednesday night's game, but LeBlanc is the most logical choice. With a 6.88 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 14/6 K/BB ratio through his 17 frames, he isn't a good streaming option in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:38 pm
  • Ryan Raburn to undergo left knee surgery
    Ryan Raburn needs surgery to repair a damaged meniscus in his left knee.

    Advice: He's done for the year. Raburn was a pleasant surprise for the Indians last season, but he'll finish 2014 with a disappointing .200/.250/.297 batting line and four home runs over 74 games. The 33-year-old is under contract for $2.5 million next season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:25 pm
  • Zimmerman (hammy) plays five sim. innings
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) played five innings of defense in a simulated game Wednesday at the Nationals' spring training complex in Viera, Florida.

    Advice: Zimmerman spent three of those innings at first base and the other two at third, reporting no issues with his hamstring. He's scheduled to DH on Thursday and will then play seven innings of left field on Friday. The Nationals are hoping to have him back on their active roster in some capacity for the final week of the regular season (and then into the playoffs). Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:29 pm
     
    Disabled List
    Bot 9, 3-2 x @Mia
  • Avila (head) out of Tigers' lineup again Wed.
    Alex Avila (head) is absent from the Tigers' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Avila hasn't played since taking a foul tip off his mask on Sunday. He has a history of concussions, so the Tigers are treating the situation carefully. Bryan Holaday will start at catcher against the Twins. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:49 pm
  • Juan Lagares (elbow) out at least a few games
    Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that Juan Lagares (elbow) will miss at least a few games.

    Advice: Lagares exited Tuesday's contest with a sprained right elbow. It sounds like he's expected back at some point before the end of the season, but the Mets will be careful. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in center field Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:59 pm
  • Juan Lagares dealing with sprained elbow
    Juan Lagares revealed Wednesday that he's nursing a sprained right elbow.

    Advice: It was referred to as a hyperextended elbow by the Mets when he exited Tuesday's game. Lagares said that he needs to consult with the team first before he knows how long he'll be sidelined. More clarity with his situation should be available later Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:34 pm
  • Morse (oblique) not expected back Friday
    Michael Morse (oblique) is unlikely to return Friday as initially anticipated.

    Advice: Morse just hasn't progressed as hoped in his recovery from a strained left oblique, as he's still not swinging a bat at 100 percent. It's not clear what the next step is with the veteran, but his timetable is up in the air. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:39 am
  • Angels to have bullpen start on Saturday
    The Angels will make a "bullpen start" on Saturday against the Rangers in place of the injured Matt Shoemaker (oblique).

    Advice: It will be either Wade LeBlanc or Michael Roth who will start the game, but the Angels will utilize many of the 18 pitchers they're carrying. Shoemaker might miss more than just the one start, so LeBlanc and/or Roth could be needed for another start next week. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:14 am
  • David Peralta (back) not ready yet
    David Peralta (back) is not expected to return before Friday.

    Advice: The rookie outfielder has been sidelined with back discomfort since September 5. Peralta resumed all baseball activities earlier this week but apparently still hasn't made the necessary progress in order to return. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:19 am
  • Juan Lagares exits with hyperextended elbow
    Juan Lagares left Tuesday's game against the Marlins with a hyperextended right elbow.

    Advice: It's not clear how Lagares suffered the injury. More should be revealed about his status after the game. Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced him in center field. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:39 pm
  • Ryan Raburn (knee) could be done for season
    Ryan Raburn (knee) might not return this season.

    Advice: Raburn reported improvement with his left knee Tuesday, but he's set to undergo an MRI and the Indians seem unlikely to push him to return at this point. It would be the end of a disappointing season for Raburn, who has hit just .200/.250/.297 with four homers over 74 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:45 pm
  • Zimmerman (hamstring) plays simulated game
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) played three innings of first base Tuesday in a simulated game at the Nationals' spring training complex in Florida.

    Advice: Zimmerman hit two doubles in five at-bats and ran the bases without issue. He is expected to play five innings at first base on Wednesday with an eye on returning to the Nationals' active roster in some capacity for the final week of the regular season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:17 pm
     
    Disabled List
    Bot 9, 3-2 x @Mia
  • Avila (head) out of DET lineup again Tuesday
    Alex Avila (head) is out of the Tigers' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Avila took a foul tip off his mask on Sunday, so he was held out Monday and Bryan Holaday will get another start behind the plate Tuesday versus the Twins. Avila has a history of concussions, so the Tigers are going to play it safe with him down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:42 pm
  • Morse (oblique) should be ready by Friday
    Michael Morse (oblique) should be ready to return by Friday.

    Advice: Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Morse was "tentative" during batting practice Monday, so it will likely take him another couple of days to swing with full intensity. The 32-year-old has been sidelined since late August with a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:54 am
  • Ryan Raburn (knee) likely to have MRI
    Ryan Raburn is expected to undergo an MRI on his ailing left knee.

    Advice: Raburn left Saturday's game with a hyperextended knee and has yet to experience any improvement. More won't be known about his status until after the exam. "He's still pretty tender, pretty sore," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "We're gonna have [head trainer James Quinlan] talk to [assistant trainer Jeff Desjardins] and see, see if we should get him back to Cleveland. We probably need to get him checked." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:11 pm
  • Tommy Milone's (neck) MRI shows inflammation
    An MRI on Tommy Milone's neck showed only inflammation.

    Advice: The Twins are hopeful that Milone will return before the end of the month, but it's no guarantee. The left-hander has put up a 7.84 ERA over five starts with the Twins. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:53 pm
  • Morse (oblique) still a day or two away
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Michael Morse (oblique) was "tentative" while taking batting practice Monday.

    Advice: He did add that Morse started to loosen up as the session went along, but the outfielder is still at least another day or two away from returning. He's been out since late August due to a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:51 pm
  • Peralta (back) resumes baseball activities
    David Peralta (back) resumed all baseball activities Monday.

    Advice: Peralta could return to the lineup during the team's September 18-24 road trip. The rookie outfielder has been sidelined with back discomfort since September 5. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:10 pm
  • Zimmerman (hammy) set for simulated game
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) went through a full workout Monday in Viera, Florida and is slated to play three innings at first base Tuesday in a simulated game.

    Advice: He's expected to progress to five innings on Wednesday and serve as a DH on Thursday before being reevaluated. Zimmerman has been out since late July with a Grade 3 hamstring strain, but the Nationals are hoping to get him back at some point next week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:12 pm
     
    Disabled List
    Bot 9, 3-2 x @Mia
  • Alex Avila (head) not in Monday's lineup
    Alex Avila (head) is not in Monday's lineup against the Twins.

    Advice: Avila left Sunday's game with lightheadedness after taking a foul tip off the mark. The Tigers aren't going to take any chances, given his history. Bryan Holaday will start behind the plate. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:28 pm
  • Alex Avila leaves game with lightheadedness
    Alex Avila left Sunday's game against the Indians with lightheadedness.

    Advice: Avila took yet another foul tip off his mask in Sunday's contest. While he didn't display concussion-like symptoms, the Tigers opted to play things cautiously given his history. He is likely to receive an off-day on Monday as well. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:39 pm
  • Lucroy has three hits, two RBI to down Reds
    Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Brewers downed the Reds 9-2 on Sunday.

    Advice: Lucroy collected three singles, with a two-run single in the fourth inning accounting for his two RBI. The catcher, who has had blossomed as a star in 2014, is finishing strong, batting .353 with seven RBI in September. Lucroy is batting .303/.371/.477 on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:25 pm
  • Morse to take BP Monday or Tuesday
    Michael Morse (oblique) won't take batting practice until Monday or Tuesday.

    Advice: Morse had been swinging, but only at about 50 percent. He should return to the lineup shortly if he can swing at full effort Monday or Tuesday, but there are certainly no guarantees that will happen. Morse has yet to play this month due to a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:15 am
  • Tommy Milone (neck) might be out for season
    Tommy Milone (neck) might not pitch again this season.

    Advice: Milone tried to throw a bullpen session Saturday but said "it was not good." He had been nursing a fatigued shoulder, but the lefty felt pain shoot up his neck while long-tossing Wednesday and again throughout his session Saturday. "I could feel it on pretty much every throw," Milone said. "It wasn't bad but I could tell I was holding back. I was trying to not make my neck hurt. The last two pitches I tried to let it go like I would normally in a game. And it didn't feel good. We shut it down." Anthony Swarzak will start on Monday versus the Tigers assuming he isn't needed in the bullpen Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:26 am
  • Felix Hernandez strikes out eight A's
    Felix Hernandez yielded two runs in seven innings and struck out eight in a no-decision against the A's on Saturday.

    Advice: The eight strikeouts brought his season total to 225, leaving him just seven shy of his career high from his Cy Young season in 2010.... or as we'll soon refer to it, his first Cy Young season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:56 pm
  • Fernando Rodney takes loss in 10th
    Fernando Rodney walked four and took a loss after giving up the go-ahead run in the 10th Saturday against the A's.

    Advice: Rodney hasn't had many off nights this year, but these kinds of things can happen with him. He only got out of the inning because Josh Reddick decided to take a big cut after a 2-0 pitch (and six straight balls total) and lined out to a diving Chris Taylor at shortstop. Since Rodney was pitching in a tie game, he remains 45-for-48 in his save chances. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:54 pm
  • Avila slugs go-ahead HR, Tigers stay in first
    Alex Avila slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in the Tigers' 5-4 defeat of the Indians on Saturday.

    Advice: Detroit was trailing 4-3 when Avila took Bryan Shaw deep in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was his only hit of the night, but it helped keep the Tigers at the top of the American League Central standings (by a half-game over the Royals). Avila is batting .222/.329/.371 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI in 117 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:44 pm
  • Salazar allows three runs in no-decision
    Danny Salazar gave up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision at Detroit.

    Advice: Salazar struck out seven and walked just one, but the Indians tallied two runs in the bottom of the third inning and then Victor Martinez tagged Salazar for a solo homer in the fourth. He's struggled now in back-to-back outings after a string of dominant starts. The young righty will try to get on track next week in Houston. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:37 pm
  • Ryan Raburn leaves game with knee injury
    Ryan Raburn left Saturday's game versus the Tigers with a hyperextended left knee.

    Advice: Raburn exited in the fourth inning. He walked in his only plate appearance. Tyler Holt replaced him in right field. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:32 pm
  • David Peralta MRI shows no structural damage
    An MRI taken Saturday on David Peralta's ailing back showed no major structural damage.

    Advice: Peralta has been sidelined with back discomfort since September 5. He is expected to start baseball activities by Monday and should return to action late next week. The outfielder is batting .293/.326/.461 this year for the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:45 pm
  • Tommy Milone unlikely to start on Monday
    Tommy Milone (neck) is unlikely to start on Monday.

    Advice: Milone had his start pushed back until Monday due to Friday's rain out, but his neck soreness continues to be an issue. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on him over the final two weeks of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:40 am
  • Zimmerman to face live pitching on Monday
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is slated to face live pitching in the instructional league in Viera on Monday.

    Advice: Zimmerman was able to run at 60 percent on Friday and continues to make progress toward a return to the Nationals lineup. Even is he returns at some point next week though, he's only expected to see sporadic playing time down the stretch so he isn't a strong option in most mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:26 am
     
    Disabled List
    Bot 9, 3-2 x @Mia
  • Lucroy has two hits, knocks in a run vs. Reds
    Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk, and a run scored Friday against the Reds.

    Advice: Lucroy singled home a run in the fourth inning and scored the winning run in the ninth after reaching on a leadoff double. The 28-year-old has hit safely in 14 out of his last 15 games and owns a .302/.370/.478 batting line to go along with 13 home runs and 65 RBI. He's deserving of being in the National League MVP conversation. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:32 pm
  • Ryan Raburn leaves the yard in loss to Tigers
    Ryan Raburn blasted his fourth home run of the season on Friday as the Indians dropped the opener of their three-game weekend series to the Tigers.

    Advice: Raburn victimized his former mates with a solo shot in the second inning to open the game's scoring. He also singled in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3 and raising his season slash to a disappointing .200/.246/.297. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:17 pm
  • Zimmerman (hamstring) runs at 60 percent
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) did some running at about 60 percent on Friday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's ran since being placed on the disabled list back in late July. Zimmerman did starts and stops while running and also did some hitting on the field. The next step for the third baseman will be to head to the Nationals' spring training complex on Sunday to get in some live batting practice. Zimmerman could conceivably be activated at some point next week, but the Nats plan to be careful with his playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:23 pm
     
    Disabled List
    Bot 9, 3-2 x @Mia
  • Tommy Milone pushed back to Monday
    Tommy Milone's next scheduled start has been pushed back to Monday versus the Tigers following Friday's rainout.

    Advice: The postponement will allow the Twins to give Milone some extra rest since he's battled shoulder issues this month. The lefty holds a 7.84 ERA over five starts since joining the Twins. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:29 pm
  • Morse (oblique) likely out this weekend
    Michael Morse (oblique) is not expected to play this weekend.

    Advice: He's still swinging the bat at only 50 percent. Morse is only 10 days removed from straining his oblique, so his continued absence isn't a surprise even though the Giants had expressed optimism that he could be back by now. He's hit .280/.338/.477 with 16 homers and 61 RBI over 130 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:39 pm
  • Zimmerman to go to instructional league soon
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is tentatively scheduled to go to the instructional league in Viera, Florida next week.

    Advice: Zimmerman, out since late July with a Grade 3 hamstring strain, resumed taking batting practice earlier this week. Running at full speed will be the real test for his hamstring, but assuming no setbacks, he'll get eased into game action in Florida before rejoining the Nationals. He could make it back during the final week of the regular season, but fantasy owners obviously shouldn't be counting on him at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:17 pm
     
    Disabled List
    Bot 9, 3-2 x @Mia
  • David Peralta (back) aims to return Monday
    David Peralta (back) is now aiming to return to the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Monday.

    Advice: Peralta had been hoping to get in there Friday, but his back is still giving him trouble. He'll undergo a precautionary MRI to make sure there's nothing seriously wrong. If that turns up negative, the 27-year-old outfielder should be cleared to return after the weekend. Peralta has faded in the second half but still owns a decent .293/.326/.461 overall batting line on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:16 pm
  • Heyward contributes three hits, stolen base
    Jason Heyward went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.

    Advice: All three of Heyward's hits were singles, with two coming after starter Stephen Strasburg exited. The stolen base was his 18th of the season, three shy of his career high of 21 set in 2012. The 25-year-old is hitting .276/.355/.395 overall this year. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:24 pm
  • Heyward contributes three hits, stolen base
    Jason Heyward went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.

    Advice: All three of Heyward's hits were singles, with two coming after starter Stephen Strasburg exited. The stolen base was his 18th of the season, three shy of his career high of 21 set in 2012. The 25-year-old is hitting .276/.355/.395 overall this year. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:24 pm
  • Tommy Milone to rejoin rotation on Saturday
    Tommy Milone (shoulder) will rejoin the Twins' rotation on Saturday in Chicago.

    Advice: Milone missed a start due to mild shoulder fatigue, but it appears he's now over it. The left-hander has struggled with a 7.84 ERA over five starts since joining the Twins and should be avoided in fantasy leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:05 pm
  • David Peralta (back) hopes to return Friday
    David Peralta (back) is hoping to return to the lineup Friday.

    Advice: He'll have missed a week of action by that time due to a back ailment. Peralta is sporting a .293/.326/.461 batting line for Arizona this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:00 pm
  • Morse (oblique) out until this weekend
    Michael Morse (oblique) will be sidelined at least until this weekend.

    Advice: Morse received a cortisone shot for his strained left oblique last week but remains sore. The slugger has yet to play this month due to the ailment. He's sporting a .280/.338/.477 batting line with 16 homers and 61 RBI over 130 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:57 pm
  • Michael Morse (oblique) out again Tuesday
    Michael Morse (oblique) remained out of the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: The club was hoping Morse would be ready Tuesday after missing a week of action, but obviously he's not. He remains day-to-day. Gregor Blanco is in left field again Tuesday in Morse's place. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:35 pm
  • Zimmerman (hamstring) takes BP for first time
    Ryan Zimmerman took batting practice Tuesday for the first time since straining his hamstring.

    Advice: And he looked good, even hitting a ball over the batter's eye in left-center field at Nationals Park. But the major hurdle for Zimmerman is going to be running at full speed and he acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that he's not close to doing that. If he returns before the end of the regular season, it'll likely be in the final week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:17 pm
     
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  • SP Hernandez K's 8 in six shutout frames
    Felix Hernandez fired six shutout innings, striking out eight, in a no-decision win over the Astros on Monday.

    Advice: The right-hander wasn't exactly the picture of efficiency, walking four and running up 99 pitches through six frames, but he made it work. Prior to beating Oakland on Wednesday, Hernandez had gone 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA over his previous three starts. King Felix, you won't be surprised to learn, enjoys facing the Astros, against whom he came into the game 3-1 with a 1.41 ERA since the beginning of the 2013 season. Hernandez, now 14-5 with a 2.12 ERA and 0.92 WHIP, hosts the A's on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:00 pm
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