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  • Gyorko blasts 30th homer to beat Pirates
    Jedd Gyorko blasted a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning on Saturday, powering the Cardinals to a much-needed 4-3 victory over the Pirates.

    Advice: With the victory, the Cardinals now sit just 1/2 game back of the Giants in their race for the final wild card berth in the National League, with the Giants set to take on Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Saturday night. The Cardinals rallied from a 3-0 deficit with three runs in the sixth inning, setting the stage for Gyorko's dramatic blast in the eighth. He has been a tremendous source of power in the middle of the Cardinals lineup, slashing .242/.304/.496 with 30 bombs and 58 RBI. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 4-3 vs Pit
     
  • Adrian Beltre sitting Saturday against Rays
    Adrian Beltre is not in the Rangers' lineup Saturday against the Rays.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather before the postseason. Beltre has been outstanding this year, hitting .299 with 32 HR and 104 RBI while providing his usual stellar glove work at third base. He should become the 31st player to reach 3,000 hits next season.. Joey Gallo will handle the hot corner on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:40 pm
  • Jung Ho Kang blasts three-run homer in loss
    Jung Ho Kang blasted a three-run homer in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon in St. Louis.

    Advice: The Pirates started the game with a bang, putting two runner on against Michael Wacha in the first inning before Kang unloaded on a mammoth three-run shot. Unfortunately for them, and for Giants' fans, that would be the extent of the Pirates offense in the ballgame. He finished the afternoon 1-for-4 and is now hitting .258/.358/.519 with 21 homers and 62 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:35 pm
    L, 4-3 @StL
     
  • Coghlan (ankle) hitless in return to action
    Chris Coghlan (ankle) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his return to the Cubs starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Coghlan sustained a mild left ankle sprain on Wednesday against the Pirates. The issue appears to have been minor though and shouldn't limit him heading into the postseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:25 am
    Bot 7, 3-5 @Cin
     
  • Polanco has RBI single in loss
    Jorge Polanco went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a loss to the White Sox on Friday.

    Advice: Polanco has received an opportunity to serve as the starting shortstop down the stretch and has posted a solid .283/.336/.418 batting line for the year. The big question is whether he has shown enough defensively to stick there. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 pm
    4:10 pm @CWS
     
  • Ryan Schimpf hits 20th homer
    Ryan Schimpf hit homer No. 20 in a losing cause Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Schimpf had been stuck on 19 homers for 16 days, far and away his longest drought since he went his first 18 days in the majors without one. He's hitting just .221 in his 87 games, but he's slugging a very robust .540. It should ensure that he enters next year with a starting job, probably at second base. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Gyorko socks his 29th homer Friday
    Jedd Gyorko socked a solo homer and drew a walk in Friday’s win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Gyorko was acquired from the Padres over the winter to serve in a utility infielder role this season, but he leads the Cardinals with 29 homers. 22 of them have come in the second half. Only Brian Dozier has hit more homers in that time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 4-3 vs Pit
     
  • Evan Longoria plates lone run in loss Friday
    Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and plated the Rays' lone run in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: The 30-year-old has had a terrific season in the middle of the Rays lineup, slashing .276/.321/.526 with 36 homers and 97 RBI. He needs three more RBI over the weekend to hit the 100-RBI plateau for the first time since 2010. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:28 pm
  • Arenado connects for NL-leading 41st homer
    Nolan Arenado mashed his NL-leading 41st homer of the season in Friday’s 4-1 victory over the Brewers.

    Advice: Arenado connected for a two-run homer against Brent Suter in the bottom of the first inning to give the Rockies an early lead. The 25-year-old finished the night 2-for-4 with two runs scored and is batting .296/.363/.575 on the year. He leads the majors with 133 RBI. Just to put things in perspective here, nobody else in the NL has more than 108 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:15 pm
  • Rivera has RBI single Friday vs. Phillies
    T.J. Rivera went 1-for-4 with an RBI single Friday versus the Phillies.

    Advice: The Mets have lost both Neil Walker and Wilmer Flores to injury in recent weeks, but Rivera has done a heck of a job as the starting second baseman. The Bronx native is hitting .367 (22-for-60) with three homers, two doubles, one triple, and 12 RBI over his last 16 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:13 pm
    W, 5-3 @Phi
     
  • Danny Valencia scratched with neck issue
    Danny Valencia (neck) was scratched from the Athletics starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: The issue is believed to be minor, but there's no real reason to push him at this point. Matt Olson will take his place in the lineup and bat ninth against Taijuan Walker and the Mariners on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:44 pm
    6:10 pm @Sea
     
  • Alex Bregman not in Astros lineup Saturday
    Alex Bregman is not in the Astros starting lineup for Friday night's contest against the Angels.

    Advice: Bregman (hamstring) returned to action on Wednesday, but it looks as though they'll still play things cautiously with him down the stretch. With the Astros out of the wild card hunt, it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out the final two games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:16 pm
  • Tyler Saladino dealing with herniated disc
    Tyler Saladino has been diagnosed with a herniated disk in his back.

    Advice: He had already been ruled out for the season. Saladino doesn't need surgery, at least for now, but it sounds like he could if he doesn't recover as hoped this winter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:34 pm
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Wilmer Flores (wrist) to swing bat Friday
    Wilmer Flores (wrist) will attempt to swing a bat Friday.

    Advice: It's been 20 days since Flores hurt his left wrist and four days since his last (unsuccessfully) tried to swing a bat. This looks like a last-ditch effort from Flores in hopes of being available for a potential Wild Card Game. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:23 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 @Phi
     
  • Pedro Alvarez sitting out on Friday
    Pedro Alvarez is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's a rare non-start for Alvarez against a righty. The Orioles are going with Michael Bourn in right field and Mark Trumbo in the designated hitter spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:06 pm
  • Daniel Murphy (glute) held out again Friday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Murphy is coming up on two weeks since he's started a game, as he's still not over his strained left glute. We probably shouldn't expect more than a token appearance this weekend as the Nats prepare for the postseason. Stephen Drew is at second base Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:31 am
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Jed Lowrie had an additional surgery
    In addition to surgery on his left foot, Jed Lowrie also recently had an operation for a deviated septum.

    Advice: "I didn’t think anything of it, and then I saw an ear, nose and throat specialist and it turns out it wasn’t just a deviated septum, there were also two bone spurs," Lowrie said. "My sleep had been messed up for a long time, I realized." The additional surgery doesn't change Lowrie's rehab schedule. He's expected to be ready to go for spring training. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:29 am
    Player Note
    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    60-Day DL
    6:10 pm @Sea
     
  • 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 Thursday, 9:03 pm
    New Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 4-3 vs Pit
     
  • Tyler Saladino (back) ruled out for season
    Tyler Saladino (back) has been ruled out for the season.

    Advice: Saladino hasn't played in a week and the White Sox don't feel the need to push him at this point. Carlos Sanchez will continue to hold down second base. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:34 pm
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • 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 Thursday, 12:40 pm
    Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    Bot 7, 3-5 @Cin
     
  • Tomas scratched Thursday due to stiff neck
    Yasmany Tomas was scratched from the Diamondbacks' lineup Thursday with a stiff neck.

    Advice: Brandon Drury is in left field and Socrates Brito is now in right field for the afternoon tilt at Nationals Park. Tomas could very well remain limited over the regular season's final weekend. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:28 am
    5:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Daniel Murphy (glute) sitting again Thursday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) is out of the Nationals' lineup again on Thursday versus the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Murphy hasn't started a game for the Nats since September 17 because of a strained glute and that probably won't change over the final weekend of the regular season, but he is expected to be a full-go for the best-of-five NLDS next week against the Dodgers. Wilmer Difo is playing second base and batting second on Thursday afternoon against Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:00 am
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Todd Frazier hits 40th homer
    Todd Frazier hit his 40th homer off the Rays' Eddie Gamboa during Wednesday's win.

    Advice: It was the only run of the game for either team. Frazier has done absolutely nothing offensively besides hit home runs this year, but it's pretty much impossible to be a bad player while hitting 40 homers and playing quality defense. Frazier's OPS currently stands at .788. Right now, Albert Pujols is the only player ever to hit 40 homers and finish with a sub-.800 OPS; he came in at .787 last year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:42 pm
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Villar hits lead-off home run on Wednesday
    Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: He led off the game with a solo shot to center field and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning. His .285 batting average has cooled a bit as he was over .300 for a good chunk of the season. He has 19 home runs, 63 RBI and 91 runs scored. Villar leads the major leagues with 60 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:06 pm
    Player Note
    Jonathan Villar Mil - 2B,3B,SS
    5:10 pm @Col
     
  • Rendon picks up pair of singles in defeat
    Anthony Rendon went 2-for-2 with two singles in Wednesday's rain-shortened loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The Nationals were unable to scratch out a run over five innings, at which point the heavens opened. The game would be called in the Diamondbacks' favor after a lengthy delay. For his part, Rendon is now hitting .272/.350/.450 with 19 homers and 84 RBI over the course of 556 at-bats. He has also stolen 12 bases. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:57 pm
    Top 8, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Coghlan lifted with mild left ankle sprain
    Chris Coghlan left Wednesday's game against the Pirates due to a mild left ankle sprain.

    Advice: Coghlan injured himself when he ran into the outfield wall while tracking a fly ball in the fifth inning. He was subsequently replaced in left field by Albert Almora, but looks like he has avoided major injury. Consider Coghlan day-to-day moving forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:56 pm
    Bot 7, 3-5 @Cin
     
  • Chris Coghlan exits with apparent leg injury
    Chris Coghlan was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Pirates due to an apparent left leg injury.

    Advice: Coghlan collided with the outfield wall while chasing down a fly ball in the fifth inning. He walked off under his own power while Albert Almora came on to replace him in left field. The Cubs should provide a further update on Coghlan's injury late Wednesday night. It didn't look like anything too serious. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:56 pm
    Bot 7, 3-5 @Cin
     
  • Castellanos at 3B and batting seventh Wed.
    Nick Castellanos is starting at third base and batting seventh Wednesday versus the Indians.

    Advice: It will be his first start for the Tigers since August 6, when the young third baseman suffered a fractured left hand on a hit-by-pitch. Castellanos smacked a pinch-hit double and scored a run Tuesday in his first action off the disabled list. He looks to be fully healthy. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:18 pm
  • Daniel Murphy (glute) sits again Wednesday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup again on Wednesday.

    Advice: Murphy hasn't started a game since September 17 due to a strained left glute and he might not see much action over the Nationals' final handful of regular-season tilts, though he should be ready to rock for the NLDS. Trea Turner is starting at second base and batting leadoff on Wednesday night against Diamondbacks righty Shelby Miller. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:07 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Reds claim Patrick Kivlehan from Padres
    Reds claimed OF Patrick Kivlehan off waivers from the Padres.

    Advice: Kivlehan has also spent time with the Triple-A affiliates of the Rangers, Mariners, and Padres in 2016. He is a .282/.344/.470 career hitter in the minors and the 26-year-old outfielder tallied 22 homers and 14 stolen bases in 123 games last season at Triple-A Tacoma. There's still some promise here. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:20 am
    Bot 7, 5-3 vs ChC
     
  • Bregman (hamstring) batting second on Wed.
    Alex Bregman (hamstring) is batting second for the Astros on Wednesday against the Mariners.

    Advice: It will be the first start for Bregman since September 14, when he suffered a right hamstring strain while running the bases. Houston initially thought the 22-year-old top prospect might be done for the year, but he connected for a pinch-hit RBI single on Tuesday night to spark a big rally against Seattle and he will start at third base on Wednesday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:37 am
  • Bregman (hamstring) returns with RBI single
    Alex Bregman (hamstring) smacked a pinch-hit RBI single Tuesday in the Astros' defeat of the Mariners.

    Advice: It was the first plate appearance in nearly two weeks for Bregman, who had been sidelined since September 14 because of a right hamstring strain. The initial diagnosis came with a timetable of 4-6 weeks, suggesting he was finished for the remainder of the 2016 regular season, but the 22-year-old top prospect made a swift recovery and could even start a few games before all is said and done. Bregman has a cool .797 OPS with eight home runs, 33 RBI, and 31 runs scored through his first 48 major league games. Impressive stuff all around. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:58 am
  • Querecuto smacks two-run triple for first hit
    Juniel Querecuto got his first major league hit in style Tuesday, swatting a two-run triple in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Querecuto got the start at second base and batted ninth in the contest, and in his last at-bat he lined a pitch to left-center field that eluded center fielder Leury Garcia -- and was aided by Garcia's shenanigans that followed -- for his first big league hit, his first triple and his first two runs batted in. He later scored his first run as well. Querecuto doesn't appear to have a long major league career ahead of him, but nobody can take Tuesday away from him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:38 pm
  • Peralta homers, drives in four against Reds
    Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Peralta hit a three-run jack in the fifth inning, one of the Cardinals' five home runs on the night. The homer was a big one for Peralta personally, as he hadn't gone yard since September 6. The 34-year-old has just eight homers and 29 RBI in total through 77 games, and he's slashing a pedestrian .259/.307/.415 in those games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:03 pm
    W, 4-3 vs Pit
     
  • Chris Coghlan drives in three runs Tuesday
    Chris Coghlan ripped a bases-clearing triple in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Coghlan got the scoring going with his three-bagger in the second inning. He also added a single and a stolen base on the night. Coghlan really struggled for the A's but has regained his form back in Chicago, batting .271/.403/.417. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:24 pm
    Bot 7, 3-5 @Cin
     
  • Anthony Rendon smashes three-run homer
    Anthony Rendon delivered a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning of Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The Nationals fell into an early hole with the D'Backs plating single runs in the first and third, but they were able to bunch together two hits, two walks and four runs in the sixth, punctuated by Rendon's bomb. The third baseman now has 19 dingers on the season and has five games left to get No. 20. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:59 pm
    Top 8, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Tigers activate 3B Nick Castellanos from DL
    Tigers activated 3B Nick Castellanos from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Castellanos wound up missing just over seven weeks with a fractured left hand. He will be available off the Tigers' bench on Tuesday night and should return to the starting lineup Wednesday. The young third baseman was batting .286/.331/.500 with 18 home runs and 58 RBI in 105 games before the injury. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:45 pm
  • Castellanos (hand) to be activated on Wed.
    Nick Castellanos (hand) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

    Advice: Castellanos went 1-for-3 in an instructional league game Monday in Florida and boarded a flight to Detroit after waking up Tuesday morning with no abnormal discomfort in his left hand. He fractured the hand back on August 6 and has been on the DL since. The young third baseman will try to give the Tigers a boost as they make one final push for an American League Wild Card spot. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:37 pm
  • Wilmer Flores felt more wrist pain Monday
    Wilmer Flores felt lingering pain in his wrist while trying to swing a bat on Monday.

    Advice: He'll be shut down for another couple days and could very well be done for the year, unless the Mets can muster a deep postseason run. Flores hasn't appeared in a major league game since September 10 due to a bone bruise in his left wrist. He was slashing .267/.319/.469 with 16 homers and 49 RBI in 307 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:12 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 @Phi
     
  • Murphy (glute) remains sidelined Tuesday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) remains sidelined Tuesday.

    Advice: Murphy has now missed nine straight starts with a strained left glute, but the Nationals are confident he'll be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. Stephen Drew is getting another start at second base on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:32 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • 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
    Player Note
    Kris Bryant ChC - 1B,3B,OF
    Bot 7, 3-5 @Cin
     
  • Kang could get time at SS next season
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle hinted Monday that Jung Ho Kang could see more time at shortstop next season.

    Advice: Kang has exclusively played third base this season, though he hasn't been as sharp defensively. The feeling is that he could see some improvement another year removed from a torn MCL and fractured tibia, possibly opening the door for a return to shortstop. "Will there be an opportunity for him to move back at short any time next year based on the rehab and the strength and what he's able to show?" said Hurdle. "That's going to be an interesting development." Starting shortstop Jordy Mercer remains under team control for next season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:12 am
    L, 4-3 @StL
     
  • Castellanos (hand) plays in instructs game
    Nick Castellanos (hand) went 1-for-3 in an instructional league game on Monday.

    Advice: The game was shortened due to rain, but Castellanos logged his first at-bats since his fractured hand on August 6. The plan calls for him to participate in a six-inning simulated game on Tuesday before being reevaluated. It's possible he'll be activated for this weekend's series against the Braves. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:21 am
  • Jonathan Villar homers twice against Rangers
    Jonathan Villar homered twice, doubled and knocked in five runs to lead the Brewers past the Rangers 8-3 on Monday.

    Advice: That's not so good for the old stolen base numbers there, Jonathan. Still, he's up to 18 homers this year after hitting 10 over 589 at-bats in parts of three seasons with the Astros. There was no doubt he'd steal a whole bunch of bases if the playing time was to be had, but the power outburst didn't seem so likely. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:21 pm
    Player Note
    Jonathan Villar Mil - 2B,3B,SS
    5:10 pm @Col
     
  • Bregman (hamstring) not ruled out from return
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch hasn't ruled out Alex Bregman (hamstring) from returning this week.

    Advice: It was previously thought that Bregman was unlikely to return unless the Astros made a deep run into the playoffs, but he was able to make it through a full workout on Monday. If anything, he could get some peace of mind going into the winter. The outstanding rookie has been out since September 14 with a hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:16 pm
  • Bregman (hamstring) does baseball activity
    Alex Bregman (hamstring) did some baseball activities on the field Monday. did some running on the field today and took some ground balls and hit

    Advice: Bregman, out since September 14 with a right hamstring strain, did some running on the field in addition to taking grounders and hitting. He said things went well, but odds are we've seen the last of him this season, even if the Astros were to make a remarkable run this week and snag one of the Wild Card spots. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:50 pm
  • Castellanos (hand) could return this weekend
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Nick Castellanos (hand) could return by the weekend.

    Advice: Castellanos has been sidelined since August 6 with a fractured hand, but he was slated to play in an instructional league game on Monday. Barring any setbacks, he appears to be the verge of a return. The 24-year-old was batting .286 with 18 homers and an .831 OPS in 105 games prior to the injury. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:38 pm
  • Daniel Murphy (glute) still shut down Monday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) remains shut down Monday.

    Advice: Murphy has missed seven straight starts due to a strained left glute and it sounds like he won't be very active in this final week. But the star second baseman should be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. He has a .347/.391/.596 batting line, 25 homers, and 104 RBI in 141 games this season for the NL East-champion Nationals. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:22 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Peralta drives home lone run in loss to Cubs
    Jhonny Peralta went 1-for-4 and plated the Cardinals' lone run in Sunday night's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: His run-scoring single in the eighth inning got the Cardinals on the board, cutting their deficit in half at 2-1. That would be the extent of their offense though. It has been a disappointing and injury-plagued season for the veteran infielder who is now hitting .251/.298/.395 with seven homers and 25 RBI in his 75 games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:24 pm
    W, 4-3 vs Pit
     
  • Adrian Beltre goes deep in loss to Athletics
    Adrian Beltre clubbed his 32nd home run of the season as the Rangers fell to the Athletics on Sunday afternoon in Oakland.

    Advice: Beltre's solo shot in the seventh inning was the extent of his club's offense in the ballgame. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the day 2-for-3. The 37-year-old is in the midst of another outstanding season, slashing .300/.359/.523 with 32 home runs and 101 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:40 pm
  • Todd Frazier scores twice, steals two bases
    Todd Frazier scored two runs and stole a pair of bases in Sunday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: He also singled and drew a walk. Frazier is sporting a .226 batting average this season, but with 39 home runs, 96 RBI, 86 runs and 14 stolen bases, fantasy owners aren't going to complain. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:06 pm
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Danny Valencia sitting out on Sunday
    Danny Valencia is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off. Matt Olson is in right field Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:16 am
    6:10 pm @Sea
     
  • Yasmany Tomas pulled for not hustling
    Yasmany Tomas was pulled from Saturday's game against the Orioles for an apparent lack of hustle.

    Advice: Tomas failed to run hard to first base following a dropped third strike in the fourth inning. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale wouldn't confirm it was the reason he pulled Tomas, nor did he confirm it last year for a similar incident involving Tomas. "It’s between he and I," Hale said. "That’s a personal thing. Yas has played his tail off all year for us. He’s one of the guys on this team I really love. That’s just between he and I." Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:43 am
    5:10 pm vs SD
     
  • Arenado goes 2-for-3 vs Dodgers Saturday
    Nolan Arenado went 2-for-3 in a lopsided loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

    Advice: The Rockies predictably couldn't get anything going against Clayton Kershaw. Both of Arenado's hits were singles. He is having another fantastic season. He is rocking a .294 batting average with 40 home runs, 129 RBI and 112 runs scored. He is still only 25 years old. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:27 pm
  • Frazier swats 39th bomb in Saturday's win
    Todd Frazier went 2-for-5 with a home run and scored twice in a win over the Indians on Saturday.

    Advice: The solo longball in the sixth inning was his 39th round-tripper of the season. Frazier's .225 batting average is painful but he is good everywhere else. He has 96 RBI and 84 runs scored and has even stolen 12 bases. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:37 pm
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Tyler Saladino (back) to see doctor on Monday
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura expects Tyler Saladino (back) will have his back checked out when the team returns home on Monday.

    Advice: He was scratched from Friday's lineup with back discomfort and is expected to miss the entire weekend series in Cleveland. It's been a rough injury month for Saladino, who just returned after missing three games with a calf issue earlier this week. The 27-year-old has hit .282 this year with eight homers, 38 RBI and 11 steals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:41 pm
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Flores (wrist) could be done for the year
    ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports Wilmer Flores (wrist) may be done for the season.

    Advice: He isn't close to swinging a bat and has already received two cortisone shots since going down with a bruised wrist two weeks ago. Flores could return if the Mets make a deep postseason run but it's a near certainty he won't be back for the final week of the regular season. Assuming that's the case, Flores will close out the 2016 campaign with 16 HR, 49 RBI and a .267 average across 307 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:46 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 @Phi
     
  • Rangers resting most regulars on Saturday
    Adrian Beltre, Rougned Odor and a host of other Rangers are getting the day off for Saturday's game against the Athletics.

    Advice: Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Beltran, Ian Desmond and Mitch Moreland are taking a seat as well. The Rangesr have already clinched the division title in the American League West, the only thing left to play for is home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Expect to see their regulars sporadically receiving rest over the final week and a half. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:37 am
  • Castellanos to play in simulated game Monday
    Nick Castellanos (hand) is scheduled to play in an instructional league game in Florida on Monday.

    Advice: It has been a slow recovery process for the Tigers' third baseman who has been on the shelf since August 6 with a fractured hand. He's still hoping to return to the club before the end of the regular season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:46 am
  • Nolan Arenado drills 40th homer
    Nolan Arenado hit his 40th homer Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Arenado has 40 homers and 129 RBI right now after finishing with 42 homers and 130 RBI last year. Where he's grown as a player is in the walk department; he's taken 55 unintentional walks this year and finishing with just 21 in 2014. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:45 pm
  • Adrian Beltre hits 31st homer
    Adrian Beltre reached 100 RBI by hitting his 31st homer Friday against the Rangers.

    Advice: It's been like 2004 again for Beltre these last couple of months. He reached 30 homers for the first time since 2013 and 100 RBI for the first time since 2012. He didn't play well enough in the first half to justify MVP consideration, but he's been pretty awesome of late. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:16 pm
  • Tyler Saladino scratched with sore back
    Tyler Saladino was scratched from Friday's lineup with back discomfort.

    Advice: Saladino missed a few days of action last month with back issues. Consider him day-to-day. Carlos Sanchez replaced him at second base. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:46 pm
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • MRI reveals strained glute for Daniel Murphy
    Daniel Murphy has been diagnosed with a strained left glute following an MRI.

    Advice: Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that the ailment doesn't affect Murphy when he hits, but it's an issue when he runs. The club says there's no timetable for his return, although they've ruled him out through at least the weekend. That means he'll miss, at minimum, seven straight starts. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:09 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Daniel Murphy (leg) out again on Friday
    Daniel Murphy (leg) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's now missed five straight starts with a sore left leg. Stephen Drew is handling second base in Murphy's place. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:12 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Bregman (hamstring) ran on treadmill Thursday
    Alex Bregman (hamstring) did some running on a treadmill Thursday.

    Advice: It was at a very low intensity, but it was the first time he's done any running since suffering a right hamstring strain on September 14. Bregman said Thursday that he's "hoping to come back sooner rather than later and trying to do anything I can to help contribute," but the reality is that the Astros would probably have to make a deep playoff run for him to have a chance to return. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:24 am
  • Murphy's leg is 'not responding to treatment'
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Daniel Murphy (leg) is not responding to treatment.

    Advice: Murphy is missing a fourth straight start Wednesday due to lingering soreness in his left leg, with Stephen Drew filling in at second. Baker is hopeful Murphy will be ready to go Friday after Thursday's scheduled team off day, but it's no sure thing. "He hasn’t been responding to treatment," Baker told reporters. "With a day off tomorrow, we’ll work on it. We’ll work on it and see." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:34 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Arenado slugs grand slam in rout of Cards
    Nolan Arenado slugged a grand slam Wednesday in the Rockies' 11-1 rout of the Cardinals.

    Advice: Arenado cranked his four-run shot against rookie Cardinals starter Luke Weaver in the bottom of the second inning to put the Rockies up 6-1. He also drew a walk and singled, finishing 2-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored in the big afternoon romp at Coors Field. Arenado is batting .294/.362/.573 with 39 home runs and an MLB-leading 128 RBI in 150 games this season. The 25-year-old third baseman is on his way to a second straight 130-plus RBI campaign. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:19 pm
  • Padres DFA outfielder Patrick Kivlehan
    Padres designated OF Patrick Kivlehan for assignment.

    Advice: In 16 at-bats with the big league club this season, Kivlehan recorded four hits, including his first major league home run. In a larger sample size, the 26-year-old outfielder slashed .254/.302/.416 with 12 homers and 49 RBI over 370 at-bats for the Triple-A teams of the Rangers, Mariners and Padres. The former two teams both designated him for assignment before he landed with the Padres. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:20 pm
    Bot 7, 5-3 vs ChC
     
  • Wilmer Flores (wrist) won't play on Thursday
    Mets manager Terry Collins has ruled out Wilmer Flores (wrist) for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

    Advice: Collins deemed the worry-level surrounding Flores' wrist as a "DEFCON 4," so that is somewhat disconcerting. The team had hoped that the 25-year-old infielder would be able to return to the lineup against Phillies southpaw Adam Morgan on Thursday. Flores is currently sidelined by a left wrist injury suffered in a collision at home plate on September 10. He has been given two cortisone shots in the intervening days, but Collins said Flores has not been able to swing a bat since the collision. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:26 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-3 @Phi
     
  • Daniel Murphy (leg) sitting again Wednesday
    Daniel Murphy (leg) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Murphy is missing a fourth straight game due to left leg soreness. He remains day-to-day. Stephen Drew will get another start at second base and bat sixth against Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:40 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    Day-to-Day
    Top 8, 2-1 vs Mia
     
  • Rays add INF Juniel Querecuto from AAA
    Rays purchased the contract of INF Juniel Querecuto from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Querecuto will give the Rays a little extra infield depth for their final 12 games. He batted .241/.298/.341 with three homers and three steals in 375 plate appearances this season between Double-A and Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:36 pm
  • Saladino (calf) goes 1-for-4 in return Tues.
    Tyler Saladino (calf) went 1-for-4 in his return to the White Sox starting lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Saladino missed a handful of games after tweaking his calf Friday night in Kansas City. The 27-year-old infielder is slashing .286/.319/.415 with eight home runs and 11 stolen bases in 92 games this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:53 am
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs Min
     
  • Danny Valencia strikes out twice in defeat
    Danny Valencia went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 10-inning loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Valencia could not find a hit on the evening, a common theme for the A's. As a team, they managed just a trio of singles over 10 innings. For the season as a whole, Valencia is slashing .287/.348/.455 with 17 homers and 51 RBI over 442 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:15 pm
    6:10 pm @Sea
     
  • 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 Pit
     
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