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  • Giants recall Jarrett Parker from AAA level
    Giants recalled OF Jarrett Parker from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Parker will give the Giants outfield depth while Angel Pagan recovers from another left hamstring strain. Parker is slashing .281/.366/.615 with 13 home runs and 29 RBI in 36 games this season at the Triple-A level. He'll take on some deep mixed league value if the power shows up in San Francisco. Rotoworld.com 39 minutes ago
  • Upton (quad) not expected to return on Wed.
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Justin Upton (quad) probably won't play Wednesday either.

    Advice: Upton was a late scratch Monday and is being held out again Tuesday due to tightness in his right quad. Ausmus said the team is just trying to be cautious. Upton, signed to a six-year, $132.75 million free agent contract this winter, is batting just .223/.270/.319 with 66 strikeouts over his first 178 plate appearances for Detroit. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:31 pm
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  • Odor (suspension) in Rangers' lineup Tuesday
    Rougned Odor is batting leadoff in the Rangers' starting lineup Tuesday versus Anaheim.

    Advice: Odor had an appeal hearing for his eight-game suspension on Tuesday afternoon, but the Rangers aren't expecting a ruling to come down before the start of Tuesday night's game against the visiting Angels. The second baseman was issued the suspension (and a fine) for his role in last Sunday's brawl with the Blue Jays. Odor got a clean shot to the face of Jose Bautista after Bautista slid hard into him at the second base bag. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:16 pm
  • Springer at leadoff, Altuve hitting second
    George Springer is batting leadoff for the Astros on Tuesday night against the Orioles.

    Advice: Jose Altuve will bat second as manager A.J. Hinch tries to spark a fire. Springer batted leadoff in one game earlier this month, but he's otherwise hit second. The 26-year-old outfielder enters play Tuesday with a .254/.350/.452 batting line in 45 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:49 pm
  • Jake Lamb getting day off versus Liriano
    Jake Lamb is getting the day off Tuesday.

    Advice: Phil Gosselin will start at third base and bat second with the Pirates throwing left-hander Francisco Liriano. Lamb has a stellar .870 OPS in 43 games this season, but he's hit .103/.257/.310 against lefties. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:44 pm
  • Koehler allows three innings in loss to Rays
    Tom Koehler allowed three runs over five innings in Tuesday’s loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Jake Odorizzi delivered an RBI single in the second inning before Hank Conger brought home two runs with a single in the fourth. Koehler allowed six hits and walked five bats, so he was fortunate to only give up three runs. The 29-year-old owns a shaky 4.79 ERA and 37/30 K/BB ratio over 47 innings this season and should be ignored in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:39 pm
  • Justin Upton (quad) sitting again Tuesday
    Justin Upton (quad) is out of the Tigers' lineup again Tuesday against the Phillies.

    Advice: The struggling Upton was a late scratch Monday due to right quad tightness and he's apparently not quite right yet. Mike Aviles will make the start in left field. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:33 pm
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  • Hernandez dropped to seventh Tuesday
    Cesar Hernandez has been dropped to seventh in the order for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

    Advice: Hernandez has mostly batted second recently, but he owns an underwhelming .252/.301/.305 batting line through 42 games. Freddy Galvis will get a chance in the No. 2 spot versus Justin Verlander. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:31 pm
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  • Carlos Gomez (rib cage) ready for rehab stint
    Carlos Gomez (rib cage) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

    Advice: Gomez landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a bruised left rib cage. He's not eligible to return until the beginning of June, but getting a bunch of at-bats in the minors isn't the worst idea for him. He's batting just .182 with a .486 OPS in 34 games this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:25 pm
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  • Pirates recall A.J. Schugel from Triple-A
    Pirates recalled RHP A.J. Schugel from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: He'll replace the injured Ryan Vogelsong (eye) on the Pirates' active roster. Schugel has posted an underwhelming 4.96 ERA over 11 appearances with the big club this season, though he owns a solid 17/4 K/BB ratio over 16 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:34 am
  • Yankees claim RHP Somsen off waivers
    Yankees claimed RHP Layne Somsen off waivers from the Reds; reassigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Somsen has made two appearances with the Reds this season and owns a 1.89 ERA and 19/7 K/BB ratio over 19 innings in Triple-A. The 26-year-old will function as bullpen depth in the minors. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:27 am
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  • Jason Heyward (ribs) back in Tuesday's lineup
    Jason Heyward (ribs) has returned to the Cubs' starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: This confirms what Cubs manager Joe Maddon said during a radio appearance Tuesday. Heyward ended up missing three starts due to a contusion on his right side. The 26-year-old is batting just .225/.329/.282 through his first 37 games this season. He'll bat second against his former team on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:19 am
  • Cervelli not in Tuesday's lineup
    Francisco Cervelli is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: It's a routine day of maintenance. Chris Stewart will start behind the dish and catch Francisco Liriano. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:06 am
  • Heyward (ribs) expected to return Tuesday
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said during a radio appearance that Jason Heyward (ribs) is expected to return to the starting lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Heyward hasn't played since he suffered a contusion on his right side while making a fantastic catch on Friday against the Giants. However, he took batting practice without any issues on Monday and has apparently convinced the Cubs that he's ready to go. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:46 am
  • Dunn (forearm) to begin rehab stint Tuesday
    Mike Dunn (forearm) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Jupiter.

    Advice: Dunn, who is coming back from a forearm strain, is expected to throw around 20 pitches. The plan calls for him to get the day off Wednesday before pitching again on Thursday. The southpaw could be back with the Marlins next week if all goes well. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:33 am
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  • Wilson to start Wednesday vs. stros
    Tyler Wilson will start Wednesday against the Astros.

    Advice: Wednesday's starter was previously listed as TBA, but the Orioles have made it official. Kevin Gausman will start the series finale on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:28 am
  • Report: Victorino not planning on retiring
    Shane Victorino is not planning on retiring, per Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.

    Advice: Victorino was released from his minor league contract with the Cubs on Monday after batting .233/.324/.367 through nine games with Triple-A Iowa. The 35-year-old is looking for another opportunity, but interest figures to be limited at this stage of his career. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:23 am
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  • A-Rod (hamstring) playing rehab game Tuesday
    Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) will play a minor league rehab game with Double-A Trenton on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rodriguez wasn't originally expected to require a minor league rehab assignment as he makes his way back from a hamstring strain, but there has been a change of plans. Assuming he feels good, the Yankees could bring him back on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:54 am
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  • Belisle (calf) makes rehab appearance
    Matt Belisle (calf) tossed a scoreless inning Monday in his first minor league rehab appearance with High-A Potomac.

    Advice: Belisle, who is working his way back from a right calf strain, gave up one hit and struck out one. He should be back in the Nationals' bullpen in a few days. The veteran right-hander had a 1.50 ERA in seven appearances prior to hitting the DL. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:53 am
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    4:05 pm vs NYM
     
  • Peralta (thumb) doubles in rehab game
    Jhonny Peralta (thumb) went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored Monday in his third minor league rehab game with Class A Peoria.

    Advice: Peralta, who is working his way back from thumb surgery, also played six innings at shortstop. He has seen time between shortstop and third base during his minor league rehab assignment, as the Cardinals are preparing to mix and match in their infield when he returns from the disabled list. He appears on track to be activated in early June. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:37 am
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    4:10 pm vs x ChC
     
  • Clint Barmes decides to retire from MLB
    Clint Barmes told Jessica Kleinschmidt of FanDuel that he has decided to retire from baseball.

    Advice: Barmes made the decision in the middle of a recent game with Triple-A Omaha and was given his release by the Royals on Monday. "Coming back I think I decided I would give Triple-A a little time to help make my decision easier for me as far as having no regrets when I do make that decision," said Barmes. "At this point I can honestly say I can look back and know I don’t have any regrets." Barmes produced a .245/.294/.379 career batting line over 13 seasons to go along with 89 homers and 415 RBI. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:31 am
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  • Johnny Cueto goes nine to beat Padres
    Johnny Cueto pitched a two-hit shutout Monday against the Padres to improve to 7-1 on the season.

    Advice: There's no telling whether his elbow will hold up for the long haul, but Cueto is an elite hurler again following that rough spell in Kansas City. Evading the home run ball has always been his strongest suit, and now that he's in a pitcher's park, rather than hitter friendly Cincinnati, he's doing better than ever, serving up just two long balls in 75 2/3 innings to date this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Ian Kennedy has abbreviated outing Monday
    Ian Kennedy was charged with two runs over 3 1/3 innings and took a no-decision in Monday's 10-4 win over the Twins.

    Advice: Kennedy gave up five hits, walked one and struck out three. He remained in the game after a 41-minute rain delay in the bottom of the third inning but wasn't in there for long. The right-hander has scuffled a bit the last few times out but still sports a nice 3.38 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 53/18 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings. He'll get the White Sox over the weekend. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Joe Mauer homers as part of three-hit night
    Joe Mauer went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: The longball came in the first inning off of Ian Kennedy and was Mauer's third of the season. The power has still been lacking for Mauer, and he's cooled off in May after a nice April. However, he's still been productive overall with a .380 on-base percentage. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:28 pm
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  • Cody Anderson strikes out nine in victory
    Cody Anderson fanned nine while allowing one run over seven innings to beat the White Sox in the second game of Monday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Anderson had a 7.99 ERA in six starts and a relief appearance before being recalled to make the start tonight. He's expected to stick around and start against the Orioles this weekend, and while he'll be too risky to use then, he still could have some AL-only value this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
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  • Erik Johnson gives up three homers in loss
    Erik Johnson lost to the Indians after giving up five runs in 6 2/3 innings on Monday.

    Advice: Johnson surrendered three homers tonight. He gave up two in his first spot start against the Red Sox on April 5. Overall, he's surrendered 19 homers in 98 innings as a major leaguer since debuting in 2013, and that's just not going to cut it. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
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  • Jose Ramirez homers twice for Tribe
    After entering play with one homer on the year, Jose Ramirez went deep in both ends of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

    Advice: He had a two-run homer in the first game and a solo shot in the second. Ramirez has been a terrific surprise this year, hitting .293 with a .782 OPS in significantly more playing time than he was expected to receive. He went into 2016 with a .239 average and a .644 OPS in 564 major league at-bats. He'll continue to play pretty regularly between left field and third base for as long as he continues to hit. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
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  • White Sox recall RHP Johnson from Triple-A
    White Sox recalled RHP Erik Johnson from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Johnson will start the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Indians. The White Sox sent down Carlos Sanchez in a corresponding roster move. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:53 pm
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  • Royals release INF Clint Barmes
    Royals released INF Clint Barmes.

    Advice: Barmes exercised the opt-out clause in his minor league contract. The 37-year-old was batting just .204/.255/.306 over 29 games in Triple-A, but he's hoping to find a better opportunity elsewhere. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:50 pm
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  • Heyward (ribs) could return to action soon
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said that Jason Heyward (ribs) could play in this week's series against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Heyward is out of the lineup for the third straight game as a result of a bruise near his right rib and hip suffered while making a diving catch on Friday. However, he was able to hit on the field Monday, which is a good sign. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
  • Justin Upton (quad) scratched from lineup
    Justin Upton was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Phillies due to right quad tightness.

    Advice: Steven Moya will start in his place in left field and bat sixth against righty Vince Velasquez. Upton is already off to a miserable start at the plate (.223 with a .589 OPS and 66 strikeouts in 44 games), so an injury isn't going to help matters. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:45 pm
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  • Cubs release veteran OF Shane Victorino
    Cubs released OF Shane Victorino.

    Advice: Victorino suffered a calf injury in the spring and was batting just .233/.324/.367 through his first nine games with Triple-A Iowa. It's fair to wonder if the 35-year-old has reached the end of the line. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:59 pm
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  • Heyward (rib cage) out of Cubs' lineup Mon.
    Jason Heyward (ribs) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday night in St. Louis.

    Advice: Heyward bruised the right side of his rib cage Friday on a diving catch attempt in San Francisco. Kris Bryant is starting in right field and batting second Monday versus Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright. Javier Baez will start at third and bat seventh. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:53 pm
  • Rougned Odor's appeal to be heard on Tuesday
    Rougned Odor is scheduled to have his appeal hearing on his eight-game suspension on Tuesday.

    Advice: John McHale, the Executive Vice President of MLB will hear the appeal and make the final ruling. Regardless of whether or not the suspension gets lessened, Odor is expected to begin serving his punishment on Friday. That means fantasy owners will need to have an alternative option lined up for next weekend. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:37 pm
  • Jake Lamb not in Sunday's lineup
    Jake Lamb is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's getting a day off with the Cardinals throwing southpaw Jaime Garcia. Brandon Drury is at third base, while Michael Bourn is in right field and Chris Owings center. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:40 am
  • Rougned Odor not in Sunday's lineup
    Rougned Odor is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Odor has had trouble in his career against Dallas Keuchel, so he'll get a breather for this one. Shin-Soo Choo and Mitch Moreland are also sitting against the southpaw, as the Rangers are going with Hanser Alberto at second base, Drew Stubbs in right field and Ryan Rua at first base. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:13 am
  • Justin Upton sitting out on Sunday
    Justin Upton is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Steven Moya will get a start in left field against the Rays' Chris Archer. Upton is batting .318/.400/.409 over his last six games but was hitless Saturday. Jose Iglesias is also getting a breather, as Andrew Romine is handling shortstop. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:49 am
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  • Mike Dunn (forearm) to begin rehab Tuesday
    Mike Dunn (forearm) pitched in a simulated game on Saturday.

    Advice: He threw a total of 27 pitches—10 warmups and 17 against a live hitter. Dunn will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Jupiter on Tuesday and expects to return to the majors on June 1 or June 2. The left-hander is coming back from a forearm strain he suffered in spring training. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:12 pm
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  • Matt Belisle (calf) to begin rehab on Monday
    Matt Belisle (calf) will begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

    Advice: He's working his way back from a strained right calf. The 35-year-old was pitching well before he got hurt. He carries a 1.50 ERA across seven appearances this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:19 pm
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  • Heyward to miss 3-5 days with bruised ribs
    Jason Heyward's MRI revealed only a bruise on his right side near his rib cage.

    Advice: He'll be sidelined for the next 3-5 days. Heyward hurt himself Friday when he made a diving catch against the Giants. Though he's struggled offensively, Heyward has run well (five steals) this year while providing his usual Gold Glove-caliber defense in right field. The Cubs should be relieved to know their $184 million outfielder will avoid the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:45 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (ribs) could begin rehab soon
    Carlos Gomez (rib cage) worked out at Minute Maid Park on Saturday.

    Advice: He expects to do the same on Sunday. If that goes well, Gomez would likely begin a week-long rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi. The two-time All-Star has struggled mightily this year, hitting just .182 with 46 strikeouts in 121 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:34 pm
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  • Heyward (hip, ribs) out for Saturday's game
    Jason Heyward (hip, ribs) is not in the Cubs' starting lineup Saturday against the Giants.

    Advice: He's waiting for MRI results after leaving Friday night's game with rib and hip injuries. Ben Zobrist will fill in at right field and bat fourth with Javier Baez getting the nod at second base. Baez could become close to an every-day player if Heyward lands on the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:13 pm
  • Erik Johnson to start second game on Monday
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura announced that Erik Johnson will start the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Indians.

    Advice: He has made one other start for the big league club this season, allowing four runs on eight hits over five innings in a losing effort against the Red Sox. He'll look for better results on Monday, but will head back to Triple-A regardless of the outcome. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:53 am
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  • A-Rod won't return from DL until Tuesday
    Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) won't be activated from the disabled list until at least Tuesday.

    Advice: Rodriguez isn't going to require a minor league rehab assignment, but the Yankees want to make sure he's ready before activating him. He was hitting just .194 before suffering his hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:47 am
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  • Cody Anderson will start for Indians Monday
    Cody Anderson will be recalled to pitch the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Twins.

    Advice: He'll serve as the 26th man for the twin bill. He owns a horrifying 7.99 ERA through his first 32 2/3 innings thus far and doesn't make for an attractive streaming option. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:19 am
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  • Joe Mauer not in Twins lineup on Saturday
    Joe Mauer is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Manager Paul Molitor is opting to give Mauer a breather against opposing southpaw J.A. Happ. The 33-year-old is hitting .265/.377/.361 with two homers and 11 RBI through his first 41 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:24 am
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  • Jason Heyward to undergo MRI on Saturday
    Jason Heyward is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine the severity of the injury that he sustained when crashing into the outfield wall after making a diving catch on Friday.

    Advice: The Cubs announced late Friday that Heyward was under observation to his right torso/abdomen region, and the outfielder said that his "lower rib bone and hip bone hit each other." While Heyward downplayed the severity of the injury, he could still be looking at a trip to the disabled list. Expect an update from the Cubs on his status on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:50 am
  • Jason Heyward leaves game with injury
    Jason Heyward was forced to leave Friday's game with an apparent injury after crashing into the outfield fence after making a diving catch.

    Advice: It's unclear at the moment exactly what the injury is, but it looked as though it could be to his collarbone or shoulder. The Cubs should have an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:10 pm
  • Gomez (ribs) could resume activities soon
    The Astros are hopeful that Carlos Gomez (rib cage) will be ready to resume baseball activities early next week.

    Advice: "We're shooting for maybe next week sometime," manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday. "I'm going to talk to him today and I'll probably meet up with him over the weekend in Houston and we'll develop a plan, but we're hopeful to get him back into baseball activities by early next week." While Gomez appears close to resuming baseball activities, it might be a while before he is activated. The Astros could use most, if not all, of the allotted 20 days on a rehab assignment for Gomez to work on his swing after a really rough start to the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:31 am
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  • A-Rod (hamstring) runs the bases on Thursday
    Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) ran the bases on Thursday.

    Advice: Rodriguez ran home to first four times and first to third three times. It doesn't look like Rodriguez will need a rehab assignment, which means the Yankees could activate him at any time. A-Rod was hitting .194 before the injury. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:16 pm
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    4:05 pm vs x Tor
     
  • Peralta (thumb) to begin rehab assignment Friday
    Jhonny Peralta (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Peoria on Friday.

    Advice: The Cardinals must have liked what they saw from Peralta at Wednesday's batting practice. At one time, it looked like Peralta might be out until the All-Star break but now it appears he's on track to return in early June. Peralta will play shortstop and third base during his rehab assignment. We'd expect him to regain the starting shortstop job upon his return with Aledmys Diaz shifting into a utility role. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:37 pm
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    4:10 pm vs x ChC
     
  • Tyler Wilson gives up five runs in loss
    Tyler Wilson surrendered five runs over six innings Thursday in a loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Wilson's ERA caught up a bit to his FIP today. He's a smart pitcher, but it's hard to succeed in 2016 while striking out just one batter every two innings. He's at 18 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings right now after coming in at 13 in 36 innings in his debut last year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:15 pm
  • Cervelli getting day off Thursday vs. ATL
    Francisco Cervelli is out of the Pirates' starting lineup Thursday night against the Braves.

    Advice: Chris Stewart will catch Jeff Locke and bat eighth versus Atlanta right-hander Mike Foltynewicz. It's just a day of rest for Cervelli, who went 0-for-4 on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:43 pm
  • Johnny Cueto goes the distance in win vs. SD
    Johnny Cueto went the distance for the Giants on Wednesday, allowing one run and four hits in a victory over the Padres.

    Advice: After a rough go of it during the regular season for the Royals following last year's trade, Cueto is back pitching now like he did as a Red; he's 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA after nine starts. The complete game was his second of the year and 14th ever. A juicy rematch with the Padres is next. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:05 pm
  • Jhonny Peralta (thumb) takes batting practice
    Jhonny Peralta (thumb) took batting practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: This was the first time Peralta had taken part in batting practice since he underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb in early March. GM John Mozeliak has indicated that the veteran shortstop could begin a rehab assignment this week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:58 pm
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  • Kennedy lasts into sixth while fanning nine
    Ian Kennedy had the strikeout working in Wednesday's no-decision against the Red Sox, whiffing nine batters while allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Kennedy was rocked for seven runs by the Yankees last time out, but he managed to keep the molten hot offense of the Red Sox in check on Wednesday. The 31-year-old right-hander surrendered an RBI single to David Ortiz in the fourth and a solo homer to Chris Young in the fifth to account for the runs on his line. With this outing in the books, he holds a 3.24 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 50/17 K/BB ratio across 50 innings. He will take to the road for a date with the Twins next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:40 pm
  • Koehler goes seven innings in loss to Phils
    Tom Koehler surrendered three runs -- two earned -- over seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: It came down to one rough frame for Koehler -- the bottom of the third, when the Phillies poured in three runs after David Lough reached base on an inning-opening error by Marlins first baseman Justin Bour. Koehler didn't allow a run in any other inning and lowered his season ERA from 5.14 to 4.71 in the afternoon tilt. He'll get the Rays at home next. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:42 pm
  • Reds option Layne Somsen to AAA level
    Reds optioned RHP Layne Somsen to Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Somsen allowed five earned runs in 2 1/3 innings out of the Cincinnati bullpen. The right-hander had posted a 1.29 ERA and 15 strikeouts over 14 innings this season at the Triple-A level. He'll get another try eventually. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:08 am
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  • Joe Mauer homers in loss to Tigers
    Joe Mauer ripped a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: It was one of two solo blasts that the Twins had -- Miguel Sano had the other -- and they put the club in a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the seventh. That's when the Tigers erupted for seven runs. Mauer has slumped this month after a big April but is still sporting a nice .274/.389/.378 batting line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:41 pm
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  • Heyward breaks through for first home run
    Jason Heyward hit his first home run of the season in a loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.

    Advice: It was looking like another frustrating night for Heyward -- he wasn't the only one frustrated by Brewers starter Chase Anderson -- until the outfielder connected on a solo shot in the ninth inning. The homer was his first in 34 games this season. He's quietly strung together hits in eight straight games to bring his overall line up to a still lacking .237/.342/.298. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:37 pm
  • Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) to run bases Wed.
    Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) will try to run the bases on Wednesday.

    Advice: If it goes well, he should be activated from the disabled list on Thursday and could even start in the Yanks' series opener against the A's. A-Rod has been on the shelf since May 4 because of a strained right hamstring. He jogged over the weekend and has been taking batting practice. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:02 pm
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  • Report: Rougned Odor suspended eight games
    MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that MLB has suspended Rougned Odor for eight games for his actions during Sunday's brawl with the Blue Jays.

    Advice: It's right around where most expected the suspension would fall. Odor plans to appeal, so he can continue to play until his case is heard. MLB is expected to announce multiple suspensions and punishments on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:56 am
  • Astros place Gomez (rib cage) on 15-day DL
    Astros placed OF Carlos Gomez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 16, with a bruised left rib cage.

    Advice: Gomez suffered a rib cage injury a couple of weeks ago and apparently aggravated it at some point in the past few days. Either way, some time away might not be the worst thing for him. The 30-year-old is batting just .182/.238/.248 through 34 games this season. Jake Marisnick figures to get most of the time in center field during his absence. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:42 am
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  • Indians option RHP Anderson to Triple-A
    Indians optioned RHP Cody Anderson to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Anderson was tagged for six runs over 4 1/3 innings on Monday against the Reds and now owns a 7.99 ERA for the year. He has allowed 10 homers in just 32 2/3 innings, which isn't going to get it done. He'll try to earn his way back in the minors. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:35 am
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  • Odor likely to get suspension around 8 games
    MLB Network's Jon Heyman hears that Rougned Odor is likely to get a suspension around eight games.

    Advice: That's right around where most have speculated, but MLB is expected to make an official announcement on Tuesday. Odor, who punched Jose Baustista in the jaw on Sunday, will have the ability to appeal the suspension. Additional suspensions are also expected. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:15 am
  • Pirates, Cervelli agree to 3-year extension
    Pirates signed C Francisco Cervelli to a three-year, $31 million contract extension.

    Advice: Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that he'll make $9 million in 2017, $10.5 million in 2018, and $11.5 million in 2019. Cervelli has been excellent since coming over from the Yankees prior to the 2014 season, putting up a .291/.373/.384 batting line over 163 games with Pittsburgh while also proving valuable behind the plate. The 30-year-old was previously on track to become a free agent after this season, but he's now locked up through 2019. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:01 am
  • Suspensions coming Tuesday for TEX/TOR brawl
    MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that MLB will announce "multiple" suspensions Tuesday for Sunday's brawl between the Rangers and Blue Jays.

    Advice: Rougned Odor is expected to receive the lengthiest suspension for punching Jose Bautista in the jaw, but he won't be the only one. Josh Donaldson, Matt Bush, Kevin Pillar, Jesse Chavez, and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons are among those who could also receive fines and suspensions. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:45 am
  • Jake Lamb hits three-run homer in win
    Jake Lamb went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, a double and a walk as the Diamondbacks crushed the Yankees 12-2 on Monday.

    Advice: Lamb has homered twice and knocked in eight runs in five games batting cleanup, so he'll probably remain there against right-handed pitchers for a while. He's yet to prove he's worthy of any kind of lineup spot against lefties, but then, he also hasn't been given an extended look against them. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:44 pm
  • Astros growing impatient with Gomez
    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow indicated Monday that the club is growing impatient with Carlos Gomez.

    Advice: Gomez is batting just .182/.238/.248 through 132 plate appearances this season and Luhnow acknowledged Monday that "it's hard to continue to play a player that isn't helping you win ballgames." Jake Marisnick has also struggled and Preston Tucker was just demoted to the minors after getting off to a slow start, so it's no sure thing that the alternatives will be much better. Tony Kemp, who was called up on Monday, could find his way in the mix. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:54 pm
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  • Anderson gives up six runs vs. Reds
    Cody Anderson was chased after giving up six runs over 4 1/3 innings Monday against the Reds.

    Advice: Anderson allowed nine hits, including two home runs. He has now served up 10 home runs in just 32 2/3 innings this season and owns an ugly 7.99 ERA on the year. It’s hard to imagine him keeping a rotation spot for much longer. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:43 pm
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  • Rougned Odor in Monday's lineup vs. A's
    Rougned Odor is in Monday's lineup versus the Athletics.

    Advice: Odor will be suspended for socking Jose Bautista in the face on Sunday, but MLB hasn't announced the punishment yet. Expect some word early this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:01 pm
  • A-Rod (hamstring) to be activated Thursday
    Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

    Advice: A-Rod hit the disabled list with a strained right hamstring earlier this month, but he did some jogging over the weekend and will hit on the field Monday. If all goes according to plan, he'll return as the designated hitter for Thursday's game against the Athletics. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:32 pm
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  • Parker continues surge with three more hits
    Giants OF prospect Jarrett Parker shredded three hits Monday in Triple-A Sacramento's loss to Memphis.

    Advice: Since his demotion, Parker has gone 7-for-11 with three homers while raising his average from .216 to .257. He's now tied with Reno's Peter O'Brien for the Pacific Coast League with 12 homers. Parker also ranks fourth in slugging percentage (.619) and is tied for seventh in RBI (26). The 27-year-old hasn't solved his strikeout woes (37 Ks in 113 at-bats) yet but his power makes him an intriguing prospect. Rotoworld.com May 16, 1:29 pm
  • Odor ejected after clocking Bautista in jaw
    Rougned Odor was ejected from Sunday's game against the Blue Jays after landing a massive right hook to the jaw of Jose Bautista during a benches-clearing brawl.

    Advice: After a hard slide from Bautista into second base, Odor wasted no time clocking Bautista which started the altercation. He'll almost certainly face a suspension which could be lengthy, so fantasy owners should prepare to have an alternative option on hand. Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson and Jesse Chavez were among the others ejected during the brawls. Rotoworld.com May 15, 4:08 pm
  • Matt Belisle (calf) throws bullpen session
    Matt Belisle (calf) threw a 26-pitch bullpen session Saturday.

    Advice: "It went great," Belisle said. "It was totally normal. I felt really good. I threw all of my pitches. I had a hitter stand in. It was great." Belisle will begin a rehab assignment soon and should rejoin the Nationals' bullpen before the end of the month. Rotoworld.com May 15, 10:24 am
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  • Peralta (thumb) nearing rehab assignment
    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said on KMOX 1120 AM in St. Louis on Sunday that Jhonny Peralta (thumb) could begin a rehab assignment this week.

    Advice: Mozeliak expects Peralta to be cleared for full baseball activities this week and the shortstop might be ready for rehab games, as well. The veteran infielder is look at a late May/early June return. He is expected to regain his shortstop job upon his return, which means Aledmys Diaz will likely shift over to second base and/or be used at multiple infield positions. Rotoworld.com May 15, 9:49 am
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  • A.J. Schugel optioned to Triple-A
    Pirates optioned RHP A.J. Schugel to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Schugel holds a 4.96 ERA this season out of the Pirates' bullpen but boasts a 17/4 K/BB ratio over 16 1/3 innings. He'll get another shot at some point. Rotoworld.com May 15, 8:34 am
  • Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) jogs Saturday
    Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) did some light jogging on Saturday.

    Advice: It was the first time he's done any running since he landed on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring. "So far, so good," A-Rod said after jogging on the warning track at Yankee Stadium. The designated hitter is hoping to be ready for activation on Thursday, the first day he's eligible. Rotoworld.com May 15, 6:21 am
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  • Jhonny Peralta (thumb) likely to stay at shortstop
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny expects Jhonny Peralta (thumb) to only play shortstop during his rehab assignment.

    Advice: He's tentatively expected to begin a rehab assignment next week. Aledmys Diaz has swung a hot bat since taking over at shortstop and it's going to be hard to take him out of the lineup. Peralta has played third base in the past (203 career starts) but that's not an option Matheny is currently considering. Diaz may end up playing all over the infield when Peralta returns from thumb surgery next month. Rotoworld.com May 14, 6:09 pm
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  • Springer belts second career grand slam
    George Springer launched a grand slam over the Green Monster Saturday in a loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: It was Springer's only hit of the afternoon. The 26-year-old now has two career grand slams with both coming this season. He's made the most of his first trip to Fenway, going 6-for-15 with eight RBI over his last three games. The Connecticut native still strikes out too much but he's quietly developed into one of the game's better power hitters. Right now he's on pace for 38 HR and 107 RBI. We've waited a long time to see Springer put it all together. In year three, it's finally happening. Rotoworld.com May 14, 3:19 pm
  • Slump-mired Gomez out for Astros on Saturday
    Carlos Gomez is not in the Astros' lineup against the Red Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: Gomez is in the midst of a 2-for-29 slump in which he has zero extra-base hits, one RBI and a 14/4 K/BB ratio. Jake Marisnick is starting in center field with Gomez out. Rotoworld.com May 14, 7:15 am
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