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  • Segura goes 2-for-4 with a home run
    Jean Segura hit a solo home run in the first inning and added an RBI double in the second on Saturday.

    Advice: In his first season as a Diamondback, Segura is having a nice bounce-back campaign after being one of the league's worst hitters the last two years in Milwaukee. He is batting .313 with nine home runs, 62 runs, 42 RBI and 17 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Pederson swats long home run on Saturday
    Joc Pederson swatted a long home run in the ninth inning on Saturday, but it was too little, too late as the Dodgers lost to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Pederson has an .802 OPS but it comes with an unpleasant .239 batting average. He has 15 home runs in 84 games. He is best known for his mammoth power, but he hit for high averages in the minor leagues. At 24 years old he still has the potential to develop into an all-around fantasy producer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Pujols swats two-run homer on Saturday
    Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 and drilled a 444-foot two-run homer on Saturday.

    Advice: It was his 20th Johnson of the season. He is batting .260 with 80 RBI and has been hot of late. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Betts drills his 21st homer but Red Sox lose
    Mookie Betts hit a solo homer for his only hit of the night on Saturday.

    Advice: The longball was Betts' 21st of the season. He has been a fantasy monster this year, batting .303 with 81 runs, 68 RBI and 17 stolen bases at the age of 23. He has already passed last year's 18 home runs and still has two months to play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Rupp's three hits lead the way for Phillies
    Cameron Rupp went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and two runs scored as the Phillies downed the Braves 9-5 on Saturday.

    Advice: Rupp came through with an RBI single in the second inning to get the scoring started. It was a much-needed evening for the 27-year-old, who had just three hits in his previous 25 at-bats coming into the game. Rupp is putting together a good offensive season behind the dish, batting .273/.327/.470 with 10 homers and 30 RBI overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Peterson collects three hits in loss to Phils
    Jace Peterson went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Peterson had two singles and a double while batting leadoff in the game. The three hits raised his season average to .270 with a .748 OPS. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Rosales hits walk-off home run vs Reds on Sat
    Adam Rosales led off the home half of the 10th inning with a walk-off home run on Saturday to beat the Reds.

    Advice: It was his eighth homer of the season in only 146 at-bats. The 33-year-old journeyman is batting only .212 this year, primarily as a pinch-hitter who starts once a week or so. His playing time might receive a slight boost as the Padres sell off players at the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
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  • Amarista goes 3-for-4 with an RBI and SB
    Alexi Amarista went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: All three hits were singles. He is batting .269/.324/.290 with zero homers and seven stolen bases in 46 games. He has been optioned and recalled multiple times this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:11 pm
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  • Votto gets two more hits on Saturday
    Joey Votto continued to rack up hits, adding two more singles in four trips to the plate on Saturday.

    Advice: Votto has his line up to .284/.418/.493 after a very slow start to the season. He is fourth in the majors in on-base percentage and is likely to be first by season's end. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Perez' three hits, three RBI propel Brewers
    Hernan Perez went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead the Brewers to a 5-3 win over the Pirates on Saturday.

    Advice: Perez, getting a rare start in the third spot in the lineup with Ryan Braun sidelined, took Pirates starter Jameson Taillon deep for a two-run shot in the first inning to set the tone. He tacked on an RBI single in the seventh inning to extend the Brewers' lead. After years of relative obscurity, the 25-year-old is trying to make a name for himself in 2016, batting .283/.308/.444 with seven homers and 16 steals in 66 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
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  • Indians have agreement in place for Lucroy
    The Indians and Brewers have reached an agreement on a trade that will send Jonathan Lucroy to Cleveland, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

    Advice: The parameters of the deal have been set but nothing is official yet. Lucroy would have to waive his no-trade clause to complete the deal, though that shouldn't be a major obstacle as Lucroy has made it clear he wants to play for a contender. Right now, the two sides are exchanging medicals. Per Rosenthal, the Brewers will receive four players from Cleveland including top catching prospect Francisco Mejia. Minor league OF Greg Allen and SS Yu-Cheng Chang will also head to Milwaukee if the deal goes through. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Polanco hits 14th home run against Brewers
    Gregory Polanco hit his 14th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: The home run, a solo shot in the eighth inning, came off lefty reliever Will Smith, his third homer of the year against a southpaw. Polanco hit some rough patches in June and July, but he's shown signs of a resurgence in recent games. After Saturday's game, the 24-year-old is hitting .287/.360/.499 on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Yelich has three hits, two RBI against Cards
    Christian Yelich finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in a lopsided win over the Cardinals on Saturday.

    Advice: Yelich had a pair of doubles and a run-scoring single on the night, giving him 57 RBI and 54 runs scored in 98 games played. The 24-year-old is seventh in the National League with his .320 batting average, and his .886 OPS isn't bad, either. He's part of a young core that has the Marlins in contention for a postseason spot as the calendar prepares to turn to August. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:45 pm
  • Ozuna hits 19th homer in win over Cardinals
    Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run home run and scored twice in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Ozuna hit a two-run shot off Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia in the first inning of the rout. The homer was his second in as many days, giving him 19 dingers on the year. It has been a strong season all around for the 25-year-old, who is batting .298/.351/.520 overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:42 pm
  • Dahl hits two-run home run on Saturday
    David Dahl hit a two-run home run off Bartolo Colon on Saturday.

    Advice: It was his only hit of the game in four chances. His major league career is off to a great start. He is batting .348/.375/.609 with two home runs in his first 23 at-bats and has yet to play at Coors Field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:22 pm
  • Miller hits 16th homer, Rays defeat Yankees
    Brad Miller went 2-for-4 with a home run to help the Rays top the Yankees 6-3 on Saturday.

    Advice: Miller hit his 16th home run of the season in the first inning off Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi. It was his fifth in his last nine games, a stretch in which he has five multi-hit games. It's shaping up to be a career year in all aspects for the 26-year-old, who's hitting .253/.301/.479 with 38 RBI, 43 runs scored and four steals on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:25 pm
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  • Headley hits 10th homer in loss against Rays
    Chase Headley went 2-for-2 with a home run and two runs scored in a loss to the Rays on Saturday.

    Advice: Headley hit a solo dinger in the eighth inning, giving him 10 on the season. Half of those have come this month, with Headley hitting .283 with 13 RBI and 15 runs scored in July. The third baseman is hitting .259/.330/.395 in 94 games overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Ryan Braun scratched with right side tightness
    Ryan Braun (side) was a late scratch Saturday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Braun was hoping to return after missing two games with right side tightness but apparently the injury is still lingering. His absence has nothing to do with recent trade rumors. Ramon Flores will take over in left field and bat seventh against Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon. Consider Braun day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:39 pm
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  • Yasiel Puig (hamstring) sits again Saturday
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Puig made a pinch-hitting appearance on Friday night but the Dodgers are going to play it safe by keeping him out one more day. Andrew Toles will take his spot in right field and bat seventh against D'Backs right-hander Braden Shipley. Manager Dave Roberts said he expects Puig to return for Sunday's series finale. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:34 pm
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    1:10 pm vs Ari
     
  • Report: Indians emerging as favorite for Lucroy
    Two rival GMs told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports that the Indians are now considered the favorites to land Jonathan Lucroy.

    Advice: Lucroy was held out of Saturday's lineup in anticipation of a trade materializing in the next 24 hours. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick said the Mets haven't made much headway in talks for Lucroy while SB Nation's Chris Cotillo shared that the Rangers remain "far apart" in negotiations. That leaves Cleveland as the de facto favorite. The Brewers could be eying top catching prospect Francisco Mejia, who is currently on a 42-game hitting streak for High-A Lynchburg. Though no deal is imminent, the odds are incredibly strong that Lucroy has played his final game as a Brewer. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:02 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (hamstring) still out Saturday
    Carlos Gomez (hamstring) is not in the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Gomez is still nursing a strained right hamstring but hopes to return on Sunday. Jake Marisnick is filling in for him at center field and will bat ninth against Justin Verlander on Saturday. Gomez has had a poor season, hitting just .216 with five homers, 29 RBI and 12 steals. He's in the last year of his contract and probably won't be back with the Astros next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:59 pm
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    10:10 am @Det
     
  • Adam Eaton getting a breather on Saturday
    Adam Eaton is not in the White Sox lineup Saturday against the Twins.

    Advice: Eaton hasn't missed a game since the first week of the season, so he was probably due for a day off. Avisail Garcia will get the nod in right field and bat fifth against Twins lefty Tommy Milone. Eaton should be back in the starting nine for Sunday's series finale. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:45 pm
  • Jonathan Lucroy sits amidst trade rumors
    Jonathan Lucroy is not in the Brewers' lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

    Advice: This can't be a coincidence. Lucroy isn't hurt and the Brewers can't really call this a maintenance day since he was out of the lineup two days ago. It's unclear if a deal is in the works, but it seems likely that Lucroy will have a new team in the next 24-48 hours. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:20 pm
  • Ryan Braun (side) returns to Saturday's lineup
    Ryan Braun (side) is back in the Brewers' lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Braun had missed the previous two games with side tightness. He'll play left field and bat third against Bucs right-hander Jameson Taillon. Braun has been on a serious tear since the All-Star break, hitting .381 over his last 42 at-bats. He carries a .321 average for the season with 14 HR, 46 RBI and 12 steals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:12 pm
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    11:10 am vs Pit
     
  • Marlins outright Donnie Kelly to Triple-A
    Marlins sent INF/OF Don Kelly outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: The Marlins designated him for assignment earlier in the week but he passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll continue to provide organizational depth for the Marlins and should get another opportunity with the big league club before the end of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:44 pm
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  • Giants activate Hunter Pence from 15-day DL
    Giants activated OF Hunter Pence from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Pence will return to the Giants starting lineup on Saturday against the Nationals. Prior to landing on the shelf with his hamstring injury, the 33-year-old outfielder was hitting .298 with seven homers and 36 RBI in only 181 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:28 am
  • Mets still chasing after Jonathan Lucroy
    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Mets offered the Brewers a package of three players, including Travis d'Arnaud and perhaps Brandon Nimmo, for Jonathan Lucroy.

    Advice: It's unclear if the Brewers have any interest in that deal or if the two clubs continue to negotiate. There remains a strong likelihood that Lucroy will be wearing a new uniform in August, and the Mets have been his most ardent suitor thus far. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:08 am
  • Mets shying away from cost of Steve Pearce
    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Mets have interest in acquiring Steve Pearce, though the cost to acquire him is higher than they're willing to pay at this time.

    Advice: The hard-hitting right-hander would provide a nice boost in the middle of the Mets lineup and his versatility would certainly help as well. Pearce, who is set to hit free agency after the season, is hitting .313/.390/.527 with 10 homers and 29 RBI in 59 games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:00 am
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  • Bogaerts homers, drives in three on Friday
    Xander Bogaerts smacked a two-run homer and added an RBI double in Friday's game.

    Advice: He finished 2-for-5 on the night with three RBI and two runs scored. The longball was his 13th of the season. His .331 batting average ranks him fourth in the major leagues while his 78 runs scored rank sixth. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:04 pm
  • Pujols goes 2-for-4 and scores a run
    Albert Pujols stroked two base hits in four at-bats and scored a run on Friday.

    Advice: The Angels managed only five hits all night and Pujols had two of them. The aging future first-ballot Hall of Famer is batting .258/.330/.433 with 19 homers and 42 runs. He ranks third in the American League with 78 RBI. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:59 pm
  • Adam Eaton launches leadoff bomb in loss
    Adam Eaton blasted a leadoff homer off of Ricky Nolasco on Friday, but that wound up being the only offense the White Sox could generate in an extra-inning loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Eaton's mammoth shot, measured at 451 feet, was the longest home run hit by any White Sox batter this season. He also contributed defensively, throwing a seed to the plate in the sixth inning to cut down the potential go-ahead run. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .272/.357/.409 with eight homers and 37 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:04 pm
  • Dahl late addition to Rockies lineup Friday
    David Dahl was a late addition to the Rockies starting lineup on Friday as Ryan Raburn was scratched with a left knee contusion.

    Advice: The hot-hitting rookie will start in left field and bat seventh for the Rockies against Steven Matz and the Mets. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:46 pm
  • Yasiel Puig (hamstring) held out again Friday
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't played in a week due to a strained hamstring and a disabled list stint could be in the offing. Andrew Toles is handling right field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:42 pm
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  • Ryan Braun (side) held out again on Friday
    Ryan Braun (side) remained out of the Brewers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Braun has had trouble getting loose the last few days, feeling some tightness in his right side. At this point it's not considered more than a day-to-day injury. Jake Elmore is in left field Friday.Daily Slant: Braun's absence is great news for Steven Brault, but the Brewers still possess multiple RH bats that should give him trouble. Chris Carter and Jonathan Lucroy will shift up one spot in the order with Hernan Perez batting fifth and Jake Elmore slotting second. Perez is arguably the sneakiest target of the group; he owns a very solid .348 wOBA, .256 ISO and 39.4 hard% against southpaws in 2016 and has added 16 SBs despite limited playing time earlier in the season. Elmore is a viable punt play batting second, but he doesn't have much of a ceiling. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:01 pm
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  • Carlos Gomez (hamstring) hopes to play Sunday
    Carlos Gomez (hamstring) hopes to return to the lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: Gomez injured his right hamstring in Wednesday's win over the Yankees. He underwent an MRI, which apparently revealed just a minor strain. Gomez said Friday that he's feeling better and hopes to be ready to go later this weekend. Jake Marisnick is in center field Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:17 pm
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    10:10 am @Det
     
  • David Dahl sitting out on Friday
    David Dahl is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He'll sit against Mets lefty Steven Matz. Ryan Raburn is in left field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:35 pm
  • Christian Yelich getting a breather Friday
    Christian Yelich is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just getting a day off. Ichiro Suzuki is starting in left field as he closes in on 3,000 hits. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:11 pm
  • Mets have made offer for Jonathan Lucroy
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers asked teams interested in Jonathan Lucroy on Thursday "to make offers that met minimum standard."

    Advice: Rosenthal notes that the Mets are among the clubs that have made an offer. It's been previously reported that they offered Travis d'Arnaud for Lucroy straight up and were turned down, but it's unclear how their offer might have changed. Rosenthal notes that the Brewers are evaluating multiple offers for Lucroy. The Indians are another club known to be in the mix. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:56 am
  • Steve Pearce expected to be traded
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Steve Pearce "will be dealt."

    Advice: As a versatile impending free agent who's hitting .312/.384/.528, it's no surprise that Pearce is expected to be on the move. The Indians are known to have interest in Pearce, although there figure to be other clubs involved. The Giants had been in the mix but are now likely out after acquiring Eduardo Nunez. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:37 am
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  • Eight teams on Lucroy's no-trade list
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Indians, Tigers, Angels, Twins, Athletics, Padres, Mariners and Nationals are on Jonathan Lucroy's no-trade list.

    Advice: The Indians are the most significant club on the list, as they are one of the teams in on Lucroy. The Tigers also briefly pursued Lucroy but are now out of the mix. Ultimately, it shouldn't be an obstacle to any trade, especially with Lucroy previously saying publicly that he wants to play for a contender. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:14 am
  • Tigers no longer in on Jonathan Lucroy
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Tigers are "not involved" in talks for Jonathan Lucroy.

    Advice: The Tigers poked around, but they probably didn't have the necessary pieces to get Lucroy and have sense moved on. The Indians, Mets and Rangers look like the most likely landing spots for the catcher. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:08 am
  • Brews have gotten 'terrible' offer for Braun
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Brewers have received "at least one offer" for Ryan Braun but considered the offer "terrible."

    Advice: Which team extended the offer isn't known. Braun is 32 and owed nearly $100 million through 2021, but he's put up a .321/.383/.515 batting line this season so the Brewers understandably don't consider this a salary dump situation. Obviously the offers will have to get much better in order for them to consider moving Braun. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:44 am
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  • Pujols hits key single in ninth against Sox
    Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Pujols was the only Angels hitter to notch multiple hits. The most important of these came in the ninth inning, when Pujols lined a hard single to left off Brad Ziegler. That moved Mike Trout (who reached on an infield single to lead off the frame) to second. Trout and Ji-Man Choi -- who pinch-ran for Pujols after the single -- would eventually come around to score on a two-run throwing error by Hanley Ramirez. The aged Pujols continues to post respectable counting stats (19 homers, 78 RBI) but is hitting just .255/.329/.432 over 384 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:46 pm
  • Pence (hamstring) could return Saturday
    Hunter Pence (hamstring) could return as early as Saturday.

    Advice: Pence suffered a minor setback early in his rehab assignment but has rebounded quickly by hitting home runs in three of his last five contests. The 33-year-old was having a solid year before his hamstring surgery, batting .298 with seven jacks and 36 RBI over 181 at-bats. Mac Williamson will probably head back to the minors when Pence is activated. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:11 pm
  • Mets and Brewers still discussing Lucroy
    According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Brewers are still having trade discussions with the Mets about Jonathan Lucroy.

    Advice: The Mets previously offered Travis d'Arnaud for Lucroy straight up but the Brewers understandably balked at that proposal. Perhaps the Mets have upped their offer. In addition to the Mets, Lucroy has drawn interest from the Astros, Indians, Red Sox and Rangers. Though talks between the Mets and Brewers remain ongoing, Rosenthal said a deal for Lucroy is not imminent. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:30 pm
  • Hernan Perez homers, steals two bases
    Hernan Perez went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The D'Backs jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but Perez knotted things back up with a two-run blast in the third. He also added a pair of stolen bases, giving him 16 on the season. While he played shortstop Thursday, Perez has taken over as the Brewers' third baseman since the trade of Aaron Hill and has provided sneaky production this season. He's on pace for 10 homers and 26 stolen bases despite a relatively limited number of at-bats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:15 pm
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  • Ryan Braun (side) scratched from lineup Thu.
    Ryan Braun was scratched from the Brewers' lineup on Thursday due to right side tightness.

    Advice: He is considered day-to-day for now. Ramon Flores will switch from right field to left field and Kirk Nieuwenhuis will draw the start in right versus Arizona. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:04 am
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  • Lucroy getting scheduled day off on Thursday
    Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Jonathan Lucroy is getting a scheduled day of rest Thursday.

    Advice: The trade buzz began swirling when Milwaukee's lineup card for Thursday afternoon's game against the Diamondbacks showed Martin Maldonado at catcher instead of Lucroy, but there's nothing to see here. Yet. Lucroy is reportedly drawing interest from the Rangers, Indians, Astros, Mets, and Red Sox, and will almost certainly be dealt before the August 1 deadline. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:18 am
  • Marlins DFA utilityman Don Kelly
    Marlins designated INF/OF Don Kelly for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a roster spot for Dee Gordon, who is back from his 80-game PED suspension. Kelly was batting just .148/.200/.296 in 30 plate appearances with Miami. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:56 am
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  • Lucroy not in Brewers' lineup; trade coming?
    Jonathan Lucroy is not in the Brewers' starting lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Rev up those trade rumor engines. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported on Wednesday night that talks involving Jonathan Lucroy had begun to intensify, and it sounds like he could be dealt at some point Thursday. There is believed to be interest from the Rangers, Indians, Astros, Mets, and Red Sox. Martin Maldonado will start at catcher for Milwaukee on Thursday afternoon versus Arizona. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:40 am
  • Gomez (hamstring) to see doctor on Thursday
    Carlos Gomez (hamstring) will visit a doctor on Thursday.

    Advice: Gomez injured his right hamstring early in Wednesday's win over the Yankees. Jake Marisnick came on to play center in his place in the top of the third inning. It has been that kind of season for Gomez, who is hitting just .214/.278/.327 with 11 steals, five homers and 28 RBI over 281 at-bats. His trip to the doctor on Thursday should help clarify whether a stay on the disabled list is needed. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:43 pm
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    10:10 am @Det
     
  • Pence (hamstring) smacks third rehab homer
    Hunter Pence (hamstring) hit the third home run of his minor league rehab assignment in Wednesday's game with Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Pence has been on the shelf since undergoing surgery to repair his right hamstring in early June. While he has suffered several setbacks while recovering from that procedure, the veteran outfielder is finally starting to put it together during his current rehab stint. CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic writes that the Giants are "[leaving the] door open for [an] early return." A reunion this weekend is not out of the question. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:26 pm
  • Hernan Perez plates lone run in losing effort
    Hernan Perez went 1-for-2 and drove home the Brewers' lone run in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Perez brought home Jonathan Lucroy with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, pulling the Brewers to within seven runs at 8-1. He has been a pleasant surprise in the Brewers lineup this season, slashing .274/.301/.411 with five homers, 28 RBI and 14 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:14 pm
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  • Dahl hits first career home run on Wednesday
    David Dahl cracked his first career home run while going 1-for-4 on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The rookie was playing his third game since being called up on Monday. He could be a very solid all-around fantasy stat producer in Coors Field. He had 18 homers, 17 steals and a .314 batting average in the minors this year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:41 pm
  • Carlos Gomez lifted with hamstring injury
    Carlos Gomez left Wednesday's game against the Yankees due to a right hamstring strain.

    Advice: Gomez was replaced in the field by Jake Marisnick in the top of the third inning. The speedy outfielder did not outwardly look hobbled early in the game, but either the Astros saw something or Gomez himself complained of discomfort. Either way, expect him to be reevaluated on Thursday. A trip to the disabled list is one possible outcome here given the notorious uncertainty surrounding any sort of hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:33 pm
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    10:10 am @Det
     
  • Indians possibly eyeing Steve Pearce
    The New York Post's Joel Sherman reports that the Indians are "among several teams" who have asked about Steve Pearce.

    Advice: The Indians have been tied to several players in trade rumors. In addition to Pearce, they have reportedly been looking into Eduardo Nunez, Will Smith and Jonathan Lucroy. Pearce, 33, is slashing .313/.386/.530 with 10 homers and 29 RBI over 198 at-bats. He has notched double-digit home runs in three consecutive seasons. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:12 pm
    10:10 am vs NYY
     
  • Gregory Polanco out of Bucs' lineup on Wed.
    Gregory Polanco is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Polanco went 4-for-5 and slugged his 13th home run of the season on Tuesday night against Seattle, but Sean Rodriguez will start in right field and bat seventh Wednesday versus Mariners lefty James Paxton. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:17 am
  • Puig (hamstring) remains absent Wednesday
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remains out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Puig has made just one pinch-hitting appearance since tweaking his right hamstring last Thursday in St. Louis. But he was able to run the bases Tuesday and could be available off the bench Wednesday versus the Rays. Scott Van Slyke is starting in right field. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:36 am
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    1:10 pm vs Ari
     
  • Padres recall Alexi Amarista from Triple-A
    Padres recalled INF/OF Alexi Amarista from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Amarista will fill in for Yangervis Solarte, who was placed on the family leave list in a corresponding move. Amarista, 27, has hit .239/.299/.261 in 98 plate appearances this year at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:10 am
    1:40 pm vs Cin
     
  • Brad Miller notches RBI double in loss to LAD
    Brad Miller went 1-for-5 with an RBI double in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Miller hit a run-scoring double off Joe Blanton in the eighth inning. The Rays would ultimately bring home two runs in the frame, but wouldn't score again as they fell by a score of 3-2. For the season as a whole, Miller has quietly put together a nice campaign, slashing .244/.292/.457 with 15 homers, 37 RBI and four steals over 324 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:20 pm
    10:10 am vs NYY
     
  • Braun scores three times in win over D'backs
    Ryan Braun went 1-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: As he's been all month and most of the year, Braun was an on-base machine Tuesday, and he made the D'backs pay each time he reached. He's now hitting .319 with 16 runs scored this month, but strangely just two RBI. The 32-year-old is also riding an 11-game hitting streak. It all adds up to a .324/.386/.520 line with 14 homers, 46 RBI, 50 runs scored and 12 stolen bases overall. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:28 pm
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  • Gregory Polanco goes 4-for-5, homers
    Gregory Polanco went 4-for-5 and hit his 13th homer Tuesday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Polanco has been a thoroughly mediocre hitter since the beginning of June, but we'd like to think he still has a nice run in him prior to season's end. A big game against Felix Hernandez would be a nice way to start to turn it around. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:53 pm
  • Adam Eaton homers in victory
    Adam Eaton homered, walked and scored a second run Tuesday versus the Cubs.

    Advice: Eaton's walk rate is up this year, allowing him to maintain his usual strong OBP even though his average is down a tad. Unfortunately, the guys behind him haven't kept their end of the bargain, which is why he's scored just 49 times in 99 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:28 pm
  • Puig (hamstring) available off bench Tuesday
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is available off the bench Tuesday.

    Advice: But that might only be in the event of an emergency. Puig tweaked his right hamstring last Thursday and has made just one pinch-hitting appearance since. "To me it's not to the point where I want him in [the starting lineup]," Roberts told reporters on Tuesday after watching Puig run the bases. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:13 pm
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  • Puig (hamstring) sits fifth consecutive game
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is out of the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday for the fifth consecutive game.

    Advice: Puig has been sidelined since tweaking his right hamstring last Thursday. He was able to pinch-hit Friday but hasn't been heard from since. Andrew Toles is starting in right field on Tuesday night against the Rays. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:14 pm
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  • Dahl batting sixth again Tuesday
    David Dahl will start in left field and bat sixth again for Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

    Advice: Meanwhile, Daniel Descalso will serve as the designated hitter again. Dahl went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts, a single, and a run scored in his major league debut on Monday night. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:41 am
  • Albert Pujols knocks in four runs in victory
    Albert Pujols went 3-for-5 and knocked in four runs Monday to lead the Angels past the Royals 5-2.

    Advice: It helped a bunch that the two guys hitting in front of Pujols, Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout, walked five times tonight. Tonight's game was the first in Pujols' Hall of Fame career in which he knocked in four runs without collecting an extra-base hit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:04 pm
  • Dahl batting sixth in MLB debut Monday
    Rockies purchased the contract of OF David Dahl from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Dahl has officially been called up to the majors and will bat sixth and play left field in his major league debut Monday against the Orioles. The 22-year-old has batted .314/.394/.569 with 18 homers, 61 RBI, and 17 steals over 92 games this season between Double- and Triple-A. It's unclear how the playing time will shake out, but there could be a clear path if Carlos Gonzalez and/or Charlie Blackmon are traded. Obviously the fantasy potential is huge here, especially by virtue of playing half of his games in Coors Field. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:21 pm
  • Rupp (head) returns to Phillies' lineup Mon.
    Cameron Rupp (head) has returned to the Phillies' lineup Monday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Rupp was hit in the head by a pitch on Saturday, but he passed MLB's concussion protocol and has been cleared to return. He'll bat fifth and catch Jeremy Hellickson. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:52 pm
  • Betts (knee) returns to Red Sox lineup Mon.
    Mookie Betts (knee) has returned to the Red Sox lineup Monday versus the Tigers.

    Advice: Betts sat out Saturday and Sunday after leaving Friday's game with minor soreness in his right knee. He is starting in right field and batting leadoff Monday night against Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:37 pm
  • Rockies set to recall David Dahl on Monday
    The Rockies announced Sunday that top prospect David Dahl will be recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday.

    Advice: The club gets the benefit of having a designated hitter for their series in Baltimore to begin the week, so they'll take a look at the sweet-swinging outfielder. With Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon on the trade block, Dahl could be up with the big league club to stay. The 22-year-old is hitting .314/.394/.569 with 18 homers, 61 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 92 games between Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque this season. He's immediately an interesting commodity in all mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Jul 24, 7:27 pm
  • Yasiel Puig (hamstring) out again on Sunday
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Puig was able to pinch-hit Friday, but he hasn't started a game since tweaking his right hamstring on Thursday. It doesn't appear at this point that a disabled list stint is being considered. Andrew Toles is in right field. Rotoworld.com Jul 24, 2:19 pm
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  • Mookie Betts (knee) out again on Sunday
    Mookie Betts (knee) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed two straight starts after departing Friday's contest with a sore right knee. The good news is Betts is expected to be available off the bench and is hoping to be back in the lineup Monday. Brock Holt is in right field and Bryce Brentz is in left Sunday. Rotoworld.com Jul 24, 8:33 am
  • Bogaerts' four-hit game not enough for Sox
    Xander Bogaerts finished 4-for-6 with a run scored in a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: The Red Sox pounded out 15 hits on the night, led by Bogaerts' four, but the Twins won the slugfest. That wasn't by fault of the 23-year-old Bogaerts, who is 11-for-22 in his last five games. The ultra-talented young shortstop is hitting .329/.385/.474 with 61 RBI and 72 runs scored, sixth-most in the American League, on the season. Rotoworld.com Jul 23, 9:47 pm
  • Yelich has another multi-hit, multi-run game
    Christian Yelich kept hitting Saturday, finishing 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a win over the Mets.

    Advice: Yelich now has three consecutive games of two or more hits and two runs scored, and he has multiple hits in 10 of 18 games this month. Saturday's game ran his hitting streak to a modest 10 games. Overall, the 24-year-old is hitting .326/.401/.501 with 10 homers, 54 RBI and 51 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Jul 23, 8:41 pm
  • Votto goes 2-for-3 with a stolen base on Sat.
    Joey Votto stayed hot on Saturday, going 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base.

    Advice: Votto got off to a very slow start this season, but has been back to his usual stellar self for a good while now. For the season he is slashing .275/.410/.484 and that line is likely to continue its steady climb down the stretch. He has 17 home runs, 58 runs, 50 RBI and seven stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Jul 23, 8:07 pm
  • Cameron Rupp showing no concussion signs
    Cameron Rupp is showing no concussion symptoms.

    Advice: That's great news. Rupp was pulled from Saturday's game against the Pirates after taking a 91 mph fastball from Tyler Glasnow off the side of his batting helmet. The 27-year-old catcher entered the day with an impressive .810 OPS and 10 home runs in 62 games. Rotoworld.com Jul 23, 2:50 pm
  • Cameron Rupp leaves after HBP to helmet
    Cameron Rupp was pulled from Saturday's game against the Pirates after taking a pitch off his helmet.

    Advice: The 91 mph fastball from Pirates rookie Tyler Glasnow caught Rupp right in the ear hole. He'll probably be put through MLB's concussion protocol. Look for an update Saturday night or Sunday morning. Rupp was 0-for-1 in the game, after going 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and three RBI on Friday night. Rotoworld.com Jul 23, 2:15 pm
  • Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remains out Saturday
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remains out of the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Puig was used as a pinch-hitter in Friday's extra-innings marathon, but he isn't ready to return to the outfield and probably won't start Sunday either. He tweaked his right hamstring Thursday afternoon in D.C. Rotoworld.com Jul 23, 1:42 pm
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  • Mookie Betts (knee) absent from BoSox lineup
    Mookie Betts (knee) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Betts was removed from Friday's game due to what has been termed as minor soreness in his right knee, and Red Sox manager John Farrell wanted to be safe and give him an extra day to rest. Expect to see him back atop the lineup for Sunday's series finale. Rotoworld.com Jul 23, 12:27 pm
  • Hunter Pence to play six innings Saturday
    Hunter Pence is scheduled to play six innings in a minor league rehab game with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.

    Advice: He'll play seven innings on Sunday. If all continues to progress, he could be looking at a return to the Giants lineup before the end of next week, though there have already been multiple setbacks in his recovery so nothing is a given. Rotoworld.com Jul 23, 11:41 am
  • Yasiel Puig appears off bench
    Yasiel Puig popped out as a pinch-hitter in the 13th inning Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Puig didn't start because of a minor right hamstring injury, and he remains day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Jul 22, 10:30 pm
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  • Jace Peterson hits fifth homer
    Jace Peterson hit his fifth homer Friday against the Rockies' Jason Motte.

    Advice: Peterson lost his job early this year and was sent down for a time, but he's been one of the Braves' best players this year, amassing a .743 OPS in 171 at-bats. Of course, with just 17 RBI, 23 runs scored and one steal in his 57 games, he still hasn't been able to do much for fantasy leaguers. That doesn't seem likely to change. Rotoworld.com Jul 22, 9:08 pm
  • Braun slugs solo homer in loss
    Ryan Braun slugged a solo homer and drew a walk in Friday’s loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: His fourth-inning blast against Jason Hammel was his 14th home run on the year and his first since June 29. Braun has now hit safely in seven straight games and is hitting .315/.373/.516 on the year. Rotoworld.com Jul 22, 8:49 pm
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  • Votto blasts three-run homer to beat D'Backs
    Joey Votto blasted a three-run homer in the first inning on Friday, propelling the Reds to a 6-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Votto victimized Archie Bradley after Billy Hamilton and Zack Cozart had reached to open the game. He finished the night 1-for-3 plus a pair of walks and scored two runs. Votto continues to be a force in the middle of the Reds lineup, hitting .271/.406/.483 with 17 homers and 50 RBI. Rotoworld.com Jul 22, 8:33 pm
  • Jean Segura goes deep in loss to Reds
    Jean Segura had a nice night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Reds, going 2-for-3 with a solo home run.

    Advice: Segura got the game started out with a bang, launching a leadoff home run off of Dan Straily. He has been a terrific catalyst atop the D'Backs lineup this season, slashing .314/.359/.451 with eight long balls and 38 RBI. Rotoworld.com Jul 22, 8:24 pm
  • Yelich swats career-high 10th home run
    Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored Friday against the Mets.

    Advice: His two-run blast tied the game against Logan Verrett in the bottom of the sixth inning, but New York quickly took back the lead. Yelich has now reached 10 homers for the first time in his career. He’s batting .320/.396/.499 overall. Rotoworld.com Jul 22, 7:50 pm
  • Rupp homers, drives in three vs. Pirates
    Cameron Rupp went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, and three RBI in Friday’s win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Rupp got the Phillies on the board with a single in the sixth inning before adding a two-run homer for some insurance in the ninth. Expectations were modest coming into the year, but the 27-year-old quietly has 10 homers with an .810 OPS through 62 games. He’s gaining momentum in mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Jul 22, 6:53 pm
  • Betts forced to leave game with knee soreness
    Mookie Betts was forced to leave Friday's game against the Twins due to right knee soreness.

    Advice: Betts started the game off with a bang, belting a leadoff home run for the second consecutive night. It's unclear when exactly he sustained the injury, though it doesn't sound serious. Betts is listed as day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Jul 22, 6:43 pm
  • Brad Miller not in Rays lineup on Friday
    Brad Miller is not in the Rays starting lineup for Friday's showdown against the Mariners.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against his former club with southpaw James Paxton on the hill for the Mariners. The hot-hitting Tim Beckham will start in his place at shortstop and bat seventh for the Rays on Friday. Rotoworld.com Jul 22, 3:44 pm
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  • Yasiel Puig (hamstring) sitting out on Friday
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is absent from the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Puig tweaked his right hamstring on Thursday. It doesn't appear that it's a potential disabled list injury at this point, but with his history of hammy issues you never know. Scott Van Slyke is filling in in right field. Rotoworld.com Jul 22, 1:29 pm
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  • Rays receiving inquiries on Steve Pearce
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Rays "are getting some calls" on Steve Pearce and there's a "decent chance he gets moved by the deadline."

    Advice: It makes sense that there would be interest in Pearce, as he's a versatile player who's having a great year with a .322/.393/.522 batting line. He's also owed less than $2 million for the rest of the season before hitting free agency this winter. Crasnick lists the Giants and Indians as clubs that are "among potential fits" for Pearce, with the Mets also a potential possibility. Rotoworld.com Jul 22, 6:57 am
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  • Ozuna swats two-run single in win over Phils
    Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored Thursday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Ozuna drove in a pair with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning. He had also doubled and scored earlier in the game. Ozuna has cooled from his torrid pace earlier in the season, but the 25-year-old is still hitting .303/.354/.519 with 17 home runs, 52 RBI and 55 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com Jul 21, 8:00 pm
  • Yelich has homer, scores twice against Phils
    Christian Yelich went 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Yelich got the Marlins on the board in the fourth inning, swatting a solo blast off Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff. The home run was his second in three games and his ninth overall. The 24-year-old is enjoying a strong year at the dish, batting .318/.395/.486 with 52 RBI and 47 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Jul 21, 7:53 pm
  • Perez has RBI double, run scored vs. Bucs
    Hernan Perez went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored Thursday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Perez was one of the few Brewers able to get to Pirates starter Francisco Liriano, knocking the run-scoring double in the seventh inning. The multi-hit game was his third in a row, and Perez has now hit in five straight. The infielder is batting .279/.304/.422 in 57 games. Rotoworld.com Jul 21, 7:37 pm
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  • Betts hits leadoff homer in win over Twins
    Mookie Betts finished 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in a win over the Twins on Thursday.

    Advice: Betts jumped on the first pitch he saw from Twins starter Tyler Duffey, leading off the game with a shot over the Green Monster. He added an RBI double in the Red Sox' four-run eighth inning. Betts now ranks among the league leaders in runs scored and runs batted in from the leadoff spot, a testament to the kind of year he's having. The five-tool beast is now hitting .306/.345/.527 with 19 homers, 62 RBI, 78 runs scored and 16 stolen bases on the season. Rotoworld.com Jul 21, 7:09 pm
  • Bogaerts has big night as Red Sox roll to win
    Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored in a lopsided win over the Twins on Thursday.

    Advice: The first four hitters in the Sox lineup finished 14-for-19 in the one-sided affair, and Bogaerts was right in the middle of the action with a two-run double in the third inning. The 23-year-old is hitting .324/.380/.470 with 61 RBI and 71 runs scored this year, and he's got 11 homers and 11 steals to boot. Rotoworld.com Jul 21, 7:03 pm
  • Steve Pearce not in Rays lineup Thursday
    Steve Pearce is not in the Rays starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off for Pearce, who played in two straight games after being activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. Look for him back in his customary cleanup spot in the order on Friday. Rotoworld.com Jul 21, 4:04 pm
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  • Padres optioned INF/OF Amarista to AAA
    Padres optioned INF/OF Alexi Amarista to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Amarista was sent out with Brett Wallace returning from the paternity leave list. The 27-year-old is batting .239/.299/.261 in 98 plate appearances at the major league level this year. Rotoworld.com Jul 21, 1:07 pm
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  • Kenley Jansen earns 28th save vs. Nats
    Kenley Jansen earned his 28th save of the season Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park.

    Advice: Jansen gave up a one-out single to Bryce Harper, but he retired the other three batters he faced to easily protect the Dodgers' three-run lead. Jansen boasts a 1.30 ERA, 0.70 WHIP, and 53/7 K/BB ratio in 41 2/3 innings this season, to go along with the 28 saves. Rotoworld.com Jul 21, 12:44 pm
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  • Chase Headley out of Yankees' lineup Thurs.
    Chase Headley is out of the Yankees' lineup Thursday due to a private matter.

    Advice: Headley was excused from the team on Wednesday, though he is expected to show up back at Yankee Stadium at some point Thursday afternoon. Ronald Torreyes is starting at third base and batting ninth for the Yankees against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman. Rotoworld.com Jul 21, 8:32 am
  • Braun goes 2-for4 with three runs scored
    Ryan Braun finished 2-for-4, walked, stole a base and scored three runs on Wednesday.

    Advice: One of the hits was a triple. Braun spent a lot of time running around the bases tonight, which is a pleasing sight for his owners. All that running is a sign that Braun is fully healthy for once, and a fully healthy Ryan Braun can be a fantasy monster. He is batting .316/.373/.512 with 13 home runs, 44 RBI and 8 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Jul 20, 9:41 pm
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