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  • Rangers DFA veteran lefty Rodriguez
    Rangers designated LHP Wandy Rodriguez for assignment.

    Advice: Wandy was lit up for seven earned runs in just one inning of work Tuesday by the Yankees. The 36-year-old left-hander has shown promise at times this season, but it seems like he'll probably pass through waivers. He has a 4.90 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 86 1/3 innings. Today, 1:45 pm
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    5:05 pm vs NYY
  • Angels designate Navarro for assignment
    Angels designated OF Efren Navarro for assignment.

    Advice: Anaheim needed to clear out roster spots for the arrival of David Murphy and David DeJesus. Navarro, 29, is a .248/.306/.328 career hitter at the major league level. Today, 1:39 pm
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    5:10 pm x @Hou
  • Corey Kluber goes the distance versus Royals
    Corey Kluber went the distance against the Royals Wednesday, recording six strikeouts while allowing just one run in a 12-1 victory.

    Advice: He missed out on a shutout when Alex Rios had an RBI groundout in the ninth inning, but that's hardly anything to quibble over. Kluber permitted just five base knocks on the day and issued just one free pass as the Tribe rolled to a win. The reigning American League Cy Young winner has a superb 172/32 K/BB ratio over 157 innings this season to go along with a 3.44 ERA. He'll get the Angels on the road next. Today, 1:11 pm
  • Troy Tulowitzki hitting leadoff for Blue Jays
    Troy Tulowitzki is at shortstop and batting leadoff in his Blue Jays debut Wednesday.

    Advice: He might be lower in the order if Devon Travis (shoulder) wasn't hurt, but, unfortunately, that's not the case. It's the first time in Tulowitzki's career that he's hit leadoff. Today, 12:58 pm
  • Dodgers/Marlins deal could involve third team
    Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that there is a third team involved in the trade sending Mat Latos and Michael Morse to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Bowden says the deal will be "bigger than expected." There's a good chance it means Morse will be flipped to another team, as the Dodgers have little use for him. We should know more details later Wednesday. Today, 12:43 pm
    4:10 pm vs x Was
  • Verlander whiffs 10 in vintage performance
    Justin Verlander turned back the clock Wednesday, striking out 10 while spinning eight frames of one-run ball in a 2-1 victory over the Rays.

    Advice: Asdrubal Cabrera got to Verlander with a solo shot in the fifth inning, but it was the only extra-base hit and just one of four baserunners he yielded all day. Verlander was really struggling initially after coming off the disabled list, but he's now allowed only one run over eight innings in each of his last two outings. It's the first time since July of 2012 that he's accomplished that feat. He'll try to keep it going next week against the Royals. Today, 12:12 pm
  • Buster Posey getting a breather Wednesday
    Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off with it being a day game after a night game. Hector Sanchez is catching in Posey's place. Today, 10:28 am
  • Angel Pagan not in lineup Wednesday
    Angel Pagan is not in the Giants' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Gregor Blanco is in center field while Pagan rests. Today, 10:28 am
  • Kyle Schwarber garnering start in LF
    Kyle Schwarber is making his first major league start in left field Wednesday.

    Advice: Schwarber's bat has been too good to keep out of the lineup, so the Cubs are doing what they can to keep him in there on days he doesn't catch. The youngster is hitting .352/.426/.593 with three homers over 18 games with the Cubs. Today, 8:13 am
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Col
  • Neil Ramirez (abdomen) goes on disabled list
    Cubs placed RHP Neil Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 26, with left abdominal soreness.

    Advice: The feeling had been that Ramirez was having more shoulder issues, but apparently it was more of an abdominal problem. Either way, he's going to be out for a while. Today, 8:05 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 3-2 vs Col
  • Lorenzo Cain sitting out on Wednesday
    Lorenzo Cain is not in the Royals' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's just getting some rest. Jarrod Dyson is in center field in Cain's place. Today, 7:00 am
  • Neil Ramirez (shoulder) could go back on DL
    Neil Ramirez could be placed back on the disabled list due to recurring right shoulder issues.

    Advice: Ramirez hasn’t pitched since Saturday and had trouble warming up during Tuesday's game. He returned to action a month ago after missing two months with his shoulder woes and it appears he could be facing another extended absence. Today, 6:15 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 3-2 vs Col
  • Addison Reed recalled from Triple-A
    Diamondbacks recalled RHP Addison Reed from Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Reed has posted a 1.74 ERA with 11 strikeouts over 10 1/3 innings since being demoted to Reno last month. He'll surely be used in low-leverage situations initially but could work his way into a setup role. Today, 5:27 am
  • Iwakuma pounded in a loss to the Diamondbacks
    Hisashi Iwakuma served up six runs to the Diamondbacks in 5 2/3 innings, leaving with a loss on Tuesday.

    Advice: Iwakuma was on a roll entering Tuesday's outing, with three quality outings in a row. But the D'Backs weren't impressed, pounding out 10 hits against the right-hander. He also walked one and struck out five as he watched his ERA balloon to 5.10. Iwakuma will try to right his ship when he takes the mound against the Twins in Minnesota. Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Young belts grand slam, scores four runs
    Chris Young had a monster game Tuesday, finishing 3-for-6 with a grand slam, five RBI and four runs scored against the Rangers.

    Advice: Young came up with the bases loaded in the third inning and took Wandy Rodriguez deep for his 12th homer of the year. The grand slam was his second of the season. Young also had an RBI double in the sixth, his second double of the game. The 31-year-old is hitting .263/.315/.491 overall. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • C.J. Wilson allows six runs in loss to Astros
    C.J. Wilson struggled against the Astros on Tuesday, allowing six runs over four innings in a loss.

    Advice: Wilson served up two homers among his six hits allowed, and three walks didn't help, either. Wilson fell to 8-8 with a 3.89 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with the loss. The southpaw will take the mound against the Dodgers on Sunday in an interleague matchup. Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Angels recall Navarro from Triple-A
    Angels recalled INF/OF Efren Navarro from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: As expected, Navarro will replace Matt Joyce (concussion) on the active roster. The 29-year-old is batting .260/.306/.312 in 82 plate appearances this season and will serve as a left-handed bat off the bench. Yesterday, 1:03 pm
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    5:10 pm x @Hou
  • Navarro expected to be called up Tuesday
    The Angels are expected to call up Efren Navarro from Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's possible that he'll replace Matt Joyce, who could be headed to the 7-day concussion disabled list. Navarro, 29, has a .260/.306/.312 batting line in 82 plate appearances with the Angels this season. Yesterday, 10:43 am
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    5:10 pm x @Hou
  • Blue Jays officially acquire Troy Tulowitzki
    Blue Jays acquired SS Troy Tulowitzki and RHP LaTroy Hawkins from the Rockies for SS Jose Reyes and RHPs Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro, and Jesus Tinoco.

    Advice: While many expected the Blue Jays to make a big splash for their pitcher, they stunned the baseball world late Monday night by upgrading what was already the best offense in the majors. Tulowitzki has managed to stay mostly healthy this season while batting .300/.348/.471 with 12 home runs and 53 RBI over 87 games. His injury history is a concern, especially on the turf at Rogers Centre, but the 30-year-old could age better in the American League because of the ability to DH. Tulowitzki will receive a $2 million assignment bonus for being traded and his contract now includes a full no-trade clause. He's owed $94 million from 2016-2020 with a $15 million club option or $4 million buyout in 2021. Yesterday, 8:06 am
  • Troy Tulowitzki traded to Jays for Jose Reyes
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins have been traded to the Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and minor leaguers.

    Advice: Well, how about that for a late-night surprise? Offense certainly wasn't a need for Toronto given that they are leading baseball in runs by a wide margin, but they obviously saw an opportunity to make a strength even stronger. They're also improving their defense with the deal, as Reyes' defense has really gone south. Tulo is under contract through 2020 with a club option for 2021. Reyes might be flipped elsewhere, as dealing Tulo but then taking on Reyes' contract wouldn't mesh with the Rockies' rebuild. Colorado is reportedly set to receive Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and one other minor leaguer in the deal. Monday, 9:32 pm
  • 'Several teams' interested in Hisashi Iwakuma
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners have heard from "several teams" interested in Hisashi Iwakuma.

    Advice: However, Morosi adds that Seattle "still hasn't committed firmly to trading him." The Mariners are, at best, on the fringe of the Wild Card race and Iwakuma is a free agent after this season, but it doesn't appear they're ready to give up yet. Iwakuma has been limited to just seven starts this season due to injury but has been really good the last three times out, allowing a total of just four runs. Monday, 9:08 pm
  • Kyle Schwarber could see more time in LF
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Monday that Kyle Schwarber could start seeing more playing time in left field.

    Advice: He played one inning in left field on Sunday and has been working on outfield drills on days he's not starting at catcher. The outfield isn't totally foreign to Schwarber, as he played left field 36 times in the minors last season. "You saw him play one minute of outfield [Sunday]," Maddon said. "You might see him out there more often as we move along." Schwarber has only been starting three out of every five games at catcher, sitting out on days when Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta pitch. Fantasy owners would obviously love to see his bat in the lineup more often. Monday, 6:16 pm
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Col
  • Schwarber batting second, starting at catcher
    Kyle Schwarber is starting at catcher and batting second for the Cubs on Monday against the Rockies.

    Advice: He went 1-for-2 with two walks in the same spot Sunday. Schwarber has a tremendous .396/.453/.667 batting line over his first 53 major league plate appearances. Monday, 12:36 pm
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Col
  • Cain socks homer off Keuchel in win
    Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: Cain's second-inning solo homer off of Astros starter Dallas Keuchel pushed the Royal lead to 5-1. He also singled and scored a run as the Royals took two out of three in the weekend series and potential playoff preview. If the 29-year-old's current triple-slash of .312/.366/.502 stood at the end of the season, all three of those numbers would be career bests. He's already set a personal high for home runs with 11 and he'll likely pass last season's RBI total of 53 sometime in early August. Sunday, 2:04 pm
  • Wandy Rodriguez to get start this week
    Wandy Rodriguez is expected to start on Wednesday or Thursday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Rodriguez was recently moved to the bullpen, although he's yet to make a relief appearance. The Rangers would like to trade him, but there might not be much interest given how inconsistent he's been of late. Sunday, 11:24 am
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    5:05 pm vs NYY
  • Mets made push for Tulo, doubtful he's moved
    According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Mets made a push for Troy Tulowitzki but came away with the impression that the Rockies will not move him.

    Advice: The Mets have the kind of young pitchers the Rockies should be trying to stockpile, but there has been no indication from the Colorado front office that Tulo is on the block. And it seems the Mets have now moved on to other offensive targets like Ben Zobrist, Jay Bruce, and Justin Upton. Tulowitzki, 30, is under contract with the Rockies through at least 2020. Saturday, 1:28 pm
  • Kyle Schwarber not in Cubs lineup Saturday
    Kyle Schwarber is once again not in the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Manager Joe Maddon has held true to his word that David Ross would remain the backstop for Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta with Schwarber working the other three games. Ross will bat seventh against opposing left-hander Cole Hamels on Saturday. Saturday, 8:58 am
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Col
  • Verlander hurls eight strong innings Friday
    Justin Verlander pitched eight innings of one-run ball, but had to settle for a no-decision against the Red Sox on Friday night in Boston.

    Advice: Verlander exhibited much better command in this outing, as he didn't issue a walk while striking out three. He seems to be alternating good and bad starts, with this gem coming on the heels of a disaster against the Orioles his last time out. Still looking for his first victory of the season, he'll carry a 5.57 ERA and 1.38 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Rays in Tampa Bay. Friday, 7:58 pm
  • Kluber gives up six runs in loss
    Corey Kluber yielded six runs over seven-plus innings in a loss to the White Sox on Friday.

    Advice: Kluber gave up two runs over the first seven innings before things fell apart in the eighth. He allowed two runs without recording an out before exiting and Marc Rzepczynski eventually let two inherited runners come in to score. The 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner struck out seven and walked two in the loss and now sits at a surprising 5-11 on the year. He'll carry a 3.59 ERA into a start against the Royals next week at home. Friday, 7:29 pm
  • Giants could bring back Michael Morse's Joe Frisaro reports that Michael Morse "might just be dealt" to the Giants.

    Advice: Morse, of course, had a nice season for the Giants last year. However, he's hit only .206/.268/.310 during an injury-shortened 2015 campaign and is owed $8 million next season. Plus, the Giants don't really have a need for him other than a bat off the bench. It's hard to see a fit unless the Marlins pay down the bulk of what remains on his contract. Friday, 9:45 am
    4:10 pm vs x Was
  • Kyle Schwarber not in Friday's lineup
    Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' lineup on Friday.

    Advice: As usual, David Ross is catching Jon Lester. Schwarber will come off the bench. Friday, 9:10 am
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Col
  • Iwakuma duels Price to standstill
    Hisashi Iwakuma earned a strong no-decision in Thursday afternoon's contest with the Tigers, allowing two runs on six hits over seven innings.

    Advice: Iwakuma and David Price were locked in a fun little pitcher's duel on Thursday. For most of the game, Price held a 2-1 advantage, but the M's managed to tie things up with a Mark Trumbo single in the seventh. They would go on to win in 12 innings, though Iwakuma was long gone by that point. For his part, the pitcher allowed a two-run double to Victor Martinez in the first inning before settling down to shutout the Tigers over the next six innings. He struck out seven and walked two on the day. After missing over two months with a strained lat muscle, the Japanese import finally appears to be rounding into form and should be seriously considered for deeper mixed-league formats. Overall, he's the owner of a 4.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 32/7 K/BB ratio over 42 innings. He's never posted an ERA higher than 3.52 in his career. He'll try to keep his good roll going in a home start against the Diamondbacks next time he toes the rubber. Thursday, 2:43 pm
  • SP Wilson wins despite inefficient outing
    C.J. Wilson held the Twins to two runs on six hits but could complete only five innings in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: He was inefficient -- requiring 105 pitches to finish five frames -- but got the job done. The left-hander struck out five and walked two. Wilson, who came into tonight 2-1 with a 2.36 ERA in his last four starts, has seen his ERA drop from 3.92 to 3.59 across five outings. Wilson, whom CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports may become available on the trade market, will earn $20 million in the final year of his contract next year. First things first: He gets the Astros next week. Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • Posey has two hits, two RBI versus Padres
    Buster Posey went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Posey came through with a two-run double in the seventh inning that broke a 1-1 tie. It ended up being the game-winning RBI. The catcher is a hitting machine, owning an eight-game hitting streak that has his overall line up to .318/.384/.494 with 14 homers, 66 RBI and 48 runs scored. Wednesday, 4:05 pm
  • Schwarber not in Cubs' lineup for second game
    Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' starting lineup for the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Reds.

    Advice: Schwarber homered twice on Tuesday and went 2-for-3 with another RBI on Wednesday afternoon, but he'll get some rest in the nightcap with veteran David Ross catching Dallas Beeler. Schwarber, 22, is batting .429/.467/.738 in his first 12 major league games. Wednesday, 1:28 pm
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Col
  • Schwarber's RBI single provides only Cubs run
    Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-3 with an RBI single, a walk and a steal in Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Schwarber almost single-handedly defeated the Reds on Tuesday with two homers and four overall hits. Wednesday's performance was slightly more muted, but he did contribute an RBI single off of Reds starter Mike Leake in the third inning. It would be the only run the Cubs scored in the contest. The 22-year-old has had no issues hitting major league pitching to this point and is slashing .429/.467/.738 with three homers and 11 RBI over his first 42 at-bats in the bigs. His steal on Wednesday was the first of his career. Wednesday, 12:30 pm
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Col
  • Morse homers as Marlins top the D'Backs
    Michael Morse went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, helping the Marlins top the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Morse added insurance in a low-scoring affair, clubbing a solo home run to right field off of Jeremy Hellickson in the seventh inning. It was a rare sign of light at the plate for the veteran, who is hitting a paltry .211/.268/.316 with four home runs and 12 RBI on the year. Tuesday, 9:40 pm
    4:10 pm vs x Was
  • Schwarber hits two clutch homers as Cubs win
    Kyle Schwarber powered the Cubs to a 13-inning win over the Reds with a pair of timely home runs on Tuesday.

    Advice: Schwarber finished 4-for-7 with four RBI. He knocked in a run with a ground-rule double in the fifth inning to reduce the Cubs' deficit to 2-1. He drilled a game-tying home run in the ninth-inning to send the game into extra innings with a 4-4 score. Then, in the 13th, he gave the Cubs the lead with a solo home run. Schwarber has hit the ground running in his first 11 major league games, batting .410/.439/.744 with three home runs and 10 RBI. Tuesday, 9:02 pm
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Col
  • Angels could make C.J. Wilson available
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that C.J. Wilson "could become even more available" with former general manager Jerry Dipoto no longer around.

    Advice: Heyman says that the left-hander and former GM are close. It would make some sense for the Angels to dangle Wilson for a hitter given the emergence of Andrew Heaney, but the southpaw's contract figures to be a big stumbling block. He's making $18 million this season and is set to earn $20 million in 2016 in the final year of his deal. Tuesday, 4:06 pm
  • Buster Posey getting a breather Tuesday
    Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Posey is hitless in 12 career at-bats versus Odrisamer Despaigne, so manager Bruce Bochy thought it would be a good time to get him a breather. Hector Sanchez is behind the dish. Tuesday, 3:34 pm
  • Tulowitzki homers as Rockies win a slugfest
    Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run as the Rockies took down the Rangers on Monday.

    Advice: Tulowitzki polished off a four-run second inning with a two-run home run off of Nick Martinez to make it a 7-0 game at the time. The shortstop has homered in back-to-back games, giving him 12 on the season with 52 RBI and a .320/.365/.502 triple-slash line. Monday, 9:21 pm
  • Schwarber batting second, starting at catcher
    Kyle Schwarber is batting second and starting behind the plate on Monday night against the Reds.

    Advice: Schwarber was held out of the starting lineup for the Cubs' final two games versus the Braves because manager Joe Maddon wanted David Ross to catch Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta. Schwarber should start at least three of the Cubs' four games at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park. He has been an offensive force so far when he gets the chance. Jul 20, 12:02 pm
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Col
  • Schwarber to draw three starts in Cincinnati
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Sunday that Kyle Schwarber could catch three games in a row in Cincinnati.

    Advice: Schwarber didn't start the final two games of the Cubs' weekend series against the Braves, but that had more to do with David Ross' familiarity with Saturday's starter Jon Lester and Sunday's starter Jake Arrieta. Schwarber should catch Clayton Richard on Monday, Jason Hammel on Tuesday, and one game of Wednesday’s doubleheader. Jul 20, 7:47 am
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Col
  • Verlander suffers loss after a six-run fourth
    Justin Verlander lost on Sunday versus the Orioles, surrendering seven runs in 3 2/3 innings of work.

    Advice: Verlander allowed a solo home run to Adam Jones in the first inning, but the bulk of the damage was done in a six-run fourth inning. J.J. Hardy hit a two-run double and Jonathan Schoop hit a three-run homer, accounting for most of the damage. Verlander gave up eight hits overall while walking one and striking out four. In six starts, three have been good, and three have been poor, resulting in a 6.62 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 22/12 K/BB ratio in 34 innings. Verlander will try to redeem himself at Fenway Park against the Red Sox next. Jul 19, 1:48 pm
  • Posey plates four, Giants beat Diamondbacks
    Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with four RBI as the Giants topped the Diamondbacks 8-4 on Saturday.

    Advice: Posey hit a two-run single in the top of the third, a one-run single in the top of the fourth, and another one-run single in the top of the eighth. He also drew a walk, lifting his season slash line to .318/.386/.498. Jul 18, 9:05 pm
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