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  • Matt Duffy on Giants' bench Wednesday
    Matt Duffy is on the bench Wednesday versus the Reds.

    Advice: Conor Gillaspie will start at third base and bat sixth versus Reds right-hander Dan Straily. Duffy holds a disappointing .241/.291/.352 batting line on the season. Rotoworld.com 58 minutes ago
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    Matt Duffy SF - 2B,3B
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  • David Wright out Wednesday versus Braves
    David Wright is out Wednesday versus the Braves.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of maintenance for the veteran third baseman. Wilmer Flores will draw the start at the hot corner and bat seventh Wednesday afternoon against Atlanta right-hander Jhoulys Chacin. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:13 am
  • Greene (finger) resumed throwing Tuesday
    Shane Greene (blister) resumed throwing Tuesday.

    Advice: "Everything felt really good," Greene said of the blister on his right middle finger. "The issue is just letting it heal. So we'll see how it responds tomorrow and go from there." The right-hander hopes to be activated off the 15-day disabled list when first eligible next Tuesday. Michael Fulmer will take at least one more turn in the Tigers' rotation. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:26 am
    15-Day DL
    3:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Napoli (neck) drives in two in return Wed.
    Mike Napoli (neck) had a double, a walk, and two RBI in his return to action Tuesday.

    Advice: The veteran first baseman had been sidelined for a few days in a row because of some mild stiffness in his neck. It was clearly no big deal. Napoli, 34, is batting .210/.273/.420 with 13 RBI in 21 games this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:54 am
    3:10 pm vs Det
     
  • Kemp's solo homer sparks Padre offense
    Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: The poor, poor Rockies would probably prefer Kemp just be traded over to the American League. He has made a career of demolishing the boys from the Rocky Mountains. To wit, Tuesday's fourth-inning home run off Eddie Butler was the 40th of his career against Colorado pitching. He has also hit 40 doubles against the team and holds a monumental .314/.372/.617 triple-slash across 564 career at-bats in match-ups with the Rockies. For the 2016 campaign as a whole, the veteran outfielder is hitting .301/.318/.612 with eight homers and 22 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 pm
    12:40 pm vs Col
     
  • Papelbon melts down in ninth against Royals
    Jonathan Papelbon went off the rails Tuesday, allowing three runs in two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Called on to protect a two-run lead, Papelbon instead allowed two quick singles to start the inning. One out later, Mike Moustakas tied the game with a two-run single, and two batters later -- after a line out and, you guessed it, a single -- Lorenzo Cain ended Papelbon's nightmare with a walk-off single as well. The blown save was Pap's second of the season, leaving his ERA at 4.50 with a 1.42 WHIP through 13 appearances. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Young removed before getting through five
    Chris Young lasted just 4 2/3 innings Tuesday, allowing two runs on five hits in a no-decision against the Nationals.

    Advice: Young's final line doesn't look awful, but he served up two home runs and got into a bases loaded jam in the fifth when Royals manager Ned Yost finally pulled the plug. It was the third time in six starts that Young has failed to get out of the fifth inning, and he's gone six innings or more just once. He's got a 5.76 ERA and 1.45 WHIP heading into Monday's start at the Yankees. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Roark alllows four runs to Royals in ND
    Tanner Roark gave up four runs over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Royals.

    Advice: Roark exited with the lead but was let down by closer Jonathan Papelbon, denying him his third win. He gave up six hits, walking two while striking out four in the outing. Roark has been very good this season despite his 2-2 record, posting a 2.58 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 34 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings. A stiffer test will come Sunday when the Nationals visit the Cubs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Butler starts strong before dropping 3-0 lead
    Eddie Butler could not maintain his consistency in Tuesday's loss to the Padres, surrendering five runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The Rockies handed Butler a 3-0 lead after two innings and he initially ran with it, not allowing a baserunner through 3 2/3 innings. Any hope of a headline night was squashed when he surrendered back-to-back home runs to Matt Kemp and Brett Wallace in the fourth inning. Two more runs would come home in the sixth inning to knock Butler out of commission for good, with one more scoring on his line after he had left the contest. The 25-year-old right-hander was called up in late April to take the rotation slot of Jorge De La Rosa (groin). His results over 16 starts in 2015 were less than encouraging and the former top prospect makes for a dicey fantasy option outside of deep NL-only formats. A showdown with the Giants in San Francisco awaits him next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • M's knock Sonny Gray for 11 hits, seven runs
    Sonny Gray struggled in Tuesday's 8-2 loss to the Mariners, yielding seven runs on 11 hits over seven-plus innings.

    Advice: Gray was coming off a two-inning debacle against the Tigers (the shortest start of his career). While he managed to pitch into the eighth in Tuesday's tango with the Mariners, the end result was still unsettling. Four of the seven runs on Gray's line came after he trotted out to start the eighth inning. He would not record an out in the frame. It is understandable if fantasy owners are unnerved by his slow start (4.84 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 32/16 K/BB ratio over 35 1/3 innings), but patience is a virtue. Gray will try to turn the statistical ship around at Fenway when he does battle with the Red Sox in his next scheduled start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:51 pm
    12:35 pm vs Sea
     
  • Springer's home run leads Astros past Twins
    George Springer hit a two-run home run and scored twice as the Astros topped the Twins 6-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Springer's two-run shot in the fourth inning was his second homer in as many games, giving him six in all. He's got 14 RBI and 16 runs scored to go with those six dingers. There are some highs and lows that come with the 26-year-old's offensive game, but he's hitting .274/.347/.500 through 27 games, a line the Astros will certainly take over a full season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:50 pm
    5:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Gomez has two doubles, run scored vs. Twins
    Carlos Gomez went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored Tuesday against the Twins.

    Advice: Gomez returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing three games with rib cage soreness, and he showed no ill effects in swatting the pair of doubles. It's not the kind of extra-base pop we'd like to see -- he's still without a homer in 2016 -- but it's a step in the right direction. He's been hitting a bit better of late and is batting .229/.256/.313 overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Santana hits first homer of 2016 vs. Astros
    Danny Santana went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Leading off the game, Santana took Astros starter Collin McHugh deep to get the Twins on the board. It also got him on the board, as the homer was his first in 12 games this season. It was also his first since his breakout 2014 season. A hamstring injury sidelined him early, but the 25-year-old is batting .283/.298/.391 with the homer and four steals and may once again be a cheap source of speed if he continues to find his way into the lineup regularly. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • McHugh allows four runs but earns third win
    Collin McHugh allowed four runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings but earned the win Tuesday against the Twins.

    Advice: McHugh allowed two home runs in the fairly pedestrian start, but he was blessed with enough run support to win his third of the year. On the plus side, he did strike out six in the outing. There hasn't been a whole lot to like about the 28-year-old this year despite his 3-3 record, as it comes with a 6.59 ERA and 1.83 WHIP. The Astros aren't exactly flush with better options at the moment, though, so he'll take the hill again Sunday against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Guerra earns win in first major league start
    Junior Guerra allowed four runs over six innings to earn the win over the Angels in his 2016 debut on Tuesday.

    Advice: Guerra gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out three in the outing. The 31-year-old wasn't only making his 2016 debut, he was also making his first-ever MLB start. Guerra will try to make it two for two when he faces the Reds on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (ribs) back in Houston lineup
    Carlos Gomez (ribs) is back in the Astros' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Twins.

    Advice: Gomez missed three straight games because of some mild soreness in his right rib cage. The dynamic 30-year-old will start in center field and bat seventh in his return to action Tuesday versus Twins righty Alex Meyer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:12 pm
  • Brewers recall RHP Guerra from Triple-A
    Brewers recalled RHP Junior Guerra from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: Guerra will start Tuesday against the Angels. Claimed off waivers from the White Sox last October, the 31-year-old had a 4.63 ERA and 23/9 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings over four starts in Triple-A. He made three relief appearances for the White Sox last season, but this will be his first major league start. Fantasy owners have better options to choose from. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:36 am
  • David Wright helps Mets power past Braves
    David Wright singled and smacked a solo homer in Monday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: The Mets jumped on Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz for four runs on a trio of home runs in the top of the first inning, with Lucas Duda and Yoenis Cespedes also going deep. Wright had a walk on the night, as well, reaching base three times. Wright has had a decent number of off days as the Mets keep an eye on his back issue, but he's been pretty productive with a .266/.383/.468 batting line and three homers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Gomez (ribs) ramps up baseball activity
    Carlos Gomez (ribs) did some baseball activity on Monday.

    Advice: It's good news for Gomez, who will miss his third straight game Monday with soreness in his left rib cage. Astros manager A.J. Hinch is optimistic that he'll be able to return during the team's series against the Twins this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:37 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (ribs) not doing activities
    Carlos Gomez (ribs) will not do any baseball activities on Sunday.

    Advice: Gomez is sitting out a second straight game with soreness in his left rib cage, and injury that occurred when he dove for a ball in Friday's game. He will attempt to resume baseball activities on Monday, although it's unclear whether he could return to the lineup that night. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:02 pm
  • Mike Napoli (neck) remains out of lineup
    Mike Napoli (neck) remained out of the Indians' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's sat out the last two contests with a stiff neck. Napoli should be fine in a day or two. Carlos Santana is filling in at first base. The Indians are also resting Michael Brantley and Juan Uribe on Sunday, as Rajai Davis is in left field and Jose Ramirez is at third base. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:20 am
    3:10 pm vs Det
     
  • Junior Guerra to start on Tuesday for Brewers
    The Brewers will recall Junior Guerra on Tuesday to make his first major league start against the Angels.

    Advice: A waiver claim from the White Sox last October, Guerra is a former infielder and reliever who turned 31 in January. He's put up a 4.63 ERA and 23/9 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings for Triple-A Colorado Springs this season. The right-hander is a wild card but could potentially be an interesting gamble in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:13 am
  • Mike Napoli out with a stiff neck Saturday
    Mike Napoli (neck) is not in the Indians' lineup Saturday against the Phillies.

    Advice: He's out with a stiff neck. Napoli has already slugged four homers this year but he also has 33 strikeouts in only 78 at-bats. Carlos Santana will make his fourth start at first base. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:34 pm
    3:10 pm vs Det
     
  • Carlos Gomez sits with soreness in rib cage
    Carlos Gomez is dealing with soreness in his left rib cage and is expected to miss a few games.

    Advice: X-rays have already ruled out a fracture, but he's sore enough that he isn't able to give it a full go. Gomez sustained the injury diving for a ball in the outfield during the ninth inning on Friday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:20 am
  • Carlos Gomez not in Astros lineup on Saturday
    Carlos Gomez is not in the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Gomez returned to action on Friday after missing a game after he was drilled in the wrist by a pitch during Wednesday's contest. It's unclear if his absence on Saturday is due to the wrist or simply because he's hitting .213/.241/.275 on the year. Preston Tucker is starting in left field with Colby Rasmus manning center field defensively. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:36 am
  • Matt Kemp hits three-run homer in win
    Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 and hit a tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth to help the Padres beat the Dodgers 5-1 on Friday.

    Advice: It has to be particularly sweet for him when Kemp leads the Padres past his former team. His tiebreaking homer came off Chris Hatcher tonight, and the Padres went on to add an insurance run in the ninth. Kemp has seven homers and 18 RBI in 22 games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:36 pm
    12:40 pm vs Col
     
  • Papelbon notches eighth save of season
    Jonathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Cardinals to convert his eighth save of the season.

    Advice: Asked to hold a one-run lead, Papelbon issued a leadoff walk to pinch-hitter Kolten Wong, but he induced a double play from Brandon Moss before getting Matt Carpenter to ground out to end it. The veteran closer owns a 2.61 ERA and 7/1 K/BB ratio over 10 1/3 innings so far this season. He should find himself among the league leaders in saves on this club. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:16 pm
  • David Wright won't play for Mets on Saturday
    David Wright is scheduled to receive a day of rest on Saturday against the Giants.

    Advice: The Mets will continue to give their oft-injured third baseman regular rest this season in an effort to keep him healthy and on the field for the majority of the season. Expect to see Wilmer Flores in the lineup at the hot corner on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:57 pm
  • Shane Greene (blister) placed on DL
    Tigers placed RHP Shane Greene on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 25, with a middle finger blister.

    Advice: The blister didn't heal fast enough for Greene to make his scheduled start this weekend, so the Tigers are playing it safe. He should be back soon. Michael Fulmer is taking Greene's rotation spot. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:40 am
    15-Day DL
    3:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Roark goes seven scoreless vs. Phillies
    Tanner Roark didn’t factor into the decision, but fired seven scoreless frames against the Phillies on Thursday.

    Advice: Roark held the Phillies to just two hits (both singles) and a pair of walks while striking out six. He now has 14 consecutive scoreless innings under his belt and owns a 2.03 ERA and 30/13 K/BB ratio in 31 innings over five starts. We wouldn’t count on more 15-strikeout games in his future, but he’s proving to be an asset in mixed leagues again in his return to the rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:25 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (wrist) expects to play Friday
    Carlos Gomez (wrist) expects to return to the Astros' starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Gomez made an early exit from Wednesday's game against the Mariners after taking a pitch off his right wrist, but X-rays turned up negative. This might be a good excuse to get the ultra-active 30-year-old center fielder some physical and mental rest. He's batting just .197/.228/.250 through 21 games this season. Preston Tucker entered to play left field on Wednesday with Colby Rasmus shifting to center. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:20 am
  • Chris Young gives up three runs in loss
    Chris Young gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Royals to fall to 1-4 on the season.

    Advice: Young gave up two homers, accounting for the three runs. He was strong his previous time out against the Orioles, but that's still his only quality start in five tries this year. His rotation spot might be tenuous. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:16 am
  • X-rays turn up clean on wrist of Carlos Gomez
    X-rays turned up negative on Carlos Gomez's right wrist.

    Advice: Gomez made an early exit from Wednesday's game against the Mariners after taking a pitch off his wrist, but he only suffered a bruise. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:24 pm
  • Gray only lasts two innings in loss to DET
    Sonny Gray was lifted after just two ineffective innings on Wednesday against the Tigers, getting torched for four runs on two hits and four walks.

    Advice: Wednesday night marked the shortest start of Gray’s career. He couldn’t command the strike zone and saw most of the damage come when he surrendered a two-out, three-run homer to J.D. Martinez -- and he followed that up with a walk to Miguel Cabrera, just for good measure. The Athletics went to the bullpen to begin the third inning, likely concerned about Gray needing 65 stressful pitches to get as far as he did. This should prove to be nothing more than a speed bump in a successful season, though. The right-hander has been one of the most consistent starters in baseball over the past couple of years. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:57 pm
    12:35 pm vs Sea
     
  • Gomez exits after being hit on wrist by pitch
    Carlos Gomez exited Wednesday's game against the Mariners after being hit by a pitch on the right wrist.

    Advice: Gomez was plunked by Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma to lead off the top of the fourth inning. He was subsequently replaced by pinch-runner Preston Tucker. The Astros should issue an update as to Gomez's status on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:35 pm
  • Shane Greene (finger) to be placed on the DL
    MLive.com's Chris Lott reports that Shane Greene (finger) will be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: Greene was pulled after three innings in his last start due to a blister issue on his right middle finger and on Monday manager Brad Ausmus indicated that Greene was uncertain for his next start. It is apparently worse than just uncertain, as it appears the 27-year-old right-hander will need at least another week to heal. Top pitching prospect Michael Fulmer is expected to be called up to start against the Twins on Friday. While the team hasn't yet committed to more than one start, Fulmer should be considered rosterable in mixed leagues on a speculative basis. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:00 pm
    15-Day DL
    3:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Rockies recall Butler with De La Rosa on DL
    Rockies recalled RHP Eddie Butler from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Butler will take the rotation spot of Jorge De La Rosa, who was shuffled to the 15-day disabled list with a groin strain on Wednesday. In 16 starts for the Rockies last season, the 25-year-old Butler held a tough 5.90 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 44/42 K/BB ratio across 79 1/3 innings. Those in deep NL-only leagues might want to keep an eye on the former top prospect to see how he performs, but given his bloated numbers from last season, there is no immediate need to rush to the waiver wire to procure his services. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:55 pm
  • Santana has three hits in second game back
    Danny Santana went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: Santana got the start in center field and batted leadoff. It wasn't all good -- he was caught stealing in the ninth inning of a tie game, but was bailed out by his teammates -- but it's hard to complain too much after he missed the past two weeks with a strained right hamstring. With Byron Buxton at Triple-A, Santana should see more starts in center, and possibly more atop the lineup as well, in the weeks ahead. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Greene (finger) questionable for next start
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Shane Greene (finger) is still up in the air for his next start.

    Advice: Greene was forced to exit Sunday's start against the Indians due to a blister on his right middle finger. Matt Boyd, Buck Farmer, and Michael Fulmer are among the options to fill in if he isn't ready by Friday's game against the Twins. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:50 pm
    15-Day DL
    3:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Twins activate OF Danny Santana from the DL
    Twins activated OF Danny Santana from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Santana missed two weeks with a strained right hamstring. He will return Monday to a semi-regular role in the Minnesota outfield with Byron Buxton getting sent to Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding roster move. Santana has some fantasy appeal as a base-stealer, but we wouldn't expect much consistency in any statistical department from the 25-year-old. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:25 pm
  • Shane Greene departs outing with blister
    Shane Greene left Sunday's start against the Indians with a blister on his right middle finger.

    Advice: Greene issued a leadoff walk to Francisco Lindor in the top of the fourth inning before being visited by a trainer and eventually walking off. The righty wound up being charged with one run over three-plus frames. It's unclear at this point whether the blister might prevent Greene from making his next start. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 11:13 am
    15-Day DL
    3:10 pm @Cle
     
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