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  • Yangervis Solarte goes deep on Saturday
    Yangervis Solarte belted his fourth home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: His solo blast off Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez in the fourth inning wound up being the extent of the Padres offense in the contest. He finished the day 1-for-4 and is now hitting .249/.298/.378 with four homers and 30 RBI on the season.
    Today, 1:59 pm
  • Chris Colabello goes deep in loss to Tigers
    Chris Colabello went 2-for-4 and blasted his seventh home run of the season in a losing effort against the Tigers on Saturday.

    Advice: Colabello continues to hammer the baseball, slashing an outstanding .335/.374/.505 with seven long balls and 31 RBI. He continues to be worth utilizing in mixed leagues until he cools off.
    Today, 1:32 pm
  • Michael Cuddyer remains out of Mets lineup
    Michael Cuddyer remains out of the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Cuddyer appeared in Friday's game as a pinch hitter, but still isn't ready to return to the lineup. It's possible that he returns to his regular spot in the outfield for Sunday's series finale.
    Today, 12:48 pm
  • Justin Turner not in Dodgers lineup Saturday
    Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday against the Mets.

    Advice: It doesn't appear to be anything other than a routine day of rest for Turner. Alberto Callaspo will draw the start at third base and hit seventh against right-hander Matt Harvey on Saturday.
    Today, 12:45 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs x NYM
  • Moore drives in four runs in win over Giants
    Tyler Moore was 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI against the Giants on Saturday.

    Advice: Moore doubled home a run in the fourth inning before hitting a two-run double in the sixth. He then added an RBI single in the seventh. It was his first three-hit game of the season. The 28-year-old is batting .227/.277/.400 in part-time duty this year.
    Today, 11:37 am
    W, 9-3 vs ^ SF
  • Belt has RBI double against Nationals
    Brandon Belt went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk Saturday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Belt has now driven in runs in six out of his last seven games. He's batting .273/.344/.481 with nine home runs and 36 RBI through 74 games this season.
    Today, 11:35 am
    L, 9-3 ^ @Was
  • Chris Carter not in Astros lineup on Saturday
    Chris Carter is not in the Astros starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Red Sox.

    Advice: He'll take a seat in favor of Jonathan Singleton, who has seen his playing time increase in recent days. The 28-year-old Carter is hitting just .197/.311/.405 on the season with 15 homers, 40 RBI and a league-leading 107 strikeouts in 269 at-bats.
    Today, 8:38 am
    L, 6-1 x @Bos
  • Logan Forsythe not in Rays lineup on Saturday
    Logan Forsythe is not in the Rays starting lineup on Saturday against the Yankees.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against tough opposing right-hander Michael Pineda. Jake Elmore will draw the start in his place at second base and bat eighth for the Rays on Saturday.
    Today, 8:26 am
  • Brian McCann not in Yankees lineup Saturday
    Brian McCann is not in Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It has become commonplace for Yankees manager Joe Girardi to rest McCann on Saturday when the Yankees play an afternoon game following a night game. Friday night's hero will step aside and John Murphy will work behind the plate for the Bombers and bat seventh on Saturday.
    Today, 8:20 am
    W, 3-2 vs x TB
  • Victor Martinez not an option at first base
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday that Victor Martinez is not considered an option to play first base in the wake of the Miguel Cabrera injury.

    Advice: The Tigers are left scrambling at first base after losing their best hitter for the next six weeks, but Ausmus said he was concerned about trusting Martinez there for an extended period of time. It sounds as though they'll roll with a combination of Alex Avila, Andrew Romine and Jefry Marte for the time being.
    Today, 7:45 am
  • Miguel Cabrera expected to miss six weeks
    Miguel Cabrera is expected to be sidelined for six weeks with a grade 3 left calf strain.

    Advice: The Tigers had hoped that he would be ready to return shortly after the All-Star break, but it appears that the All-Star slugger will be on the shelf until late August. It will be interesting to see if the Tigers look to acquire a bat to replace Cabrera in the lineup, or if his untimely injury will force Dave Dombrowski to become a seller at the trade deadline.
    Today, 7:37 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 8-3 vs x Tor
  • Tigers place Miguel Cabrera (calf) on DL
    Tigers placed 1B Miguel Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf.

    Advice: It's the first time in Cabrera's career that he has been on the disabled list. This is a major blow to the Tigers and to fantasy owners, as the All-Star slugger was hitting an absurd .350/.456/.578 with 15 homers and 54 RBI on the season. The hope is that he will be able to return immediately after the All-Star break. In a corresponding move, Jefry Marte was recalled from Triple-A Toledo.
    Today, 6:32 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 8-3 vs x Tor
  • Rays designate Marc Krauss for assignment
    Rays designated 1B Marc Krauss for assignment.

    Advice: The first baseman was optioned to Triple-A earlier in the week after going just 1-for-10 with seven strikeouts in his limited time with the Rays. There's a chance that he could attract some interest on waivers.
    Today, 6:00 am
    Not Active
    L, 3-2 x @NYY
  • Reds have no interest in trading Todd Frazier
    Reds general manager Walt Jocketty clarified Thursday that the team will not trade third baseman Todd Frazier.

    Advice: The Reds are expected to be sellers at the trade deadline and have several pieces that should be very popular commodities. Frazier won't be one of them though. He's in the midst of an outstanding season, slashing .281/.341/.600 with 25 homers, 54 RBI and eight stolen bases.
    Today, 5:53 am
    4:15 pm vs ^ Mil
  • Michael Cuddyer strikes out as pinch-hitter
    Michael Cuddyer struck out as a pinch-hitter Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: It was his first appearance since leaving Tuesday's game with a sore knee. It's possible he'll rejoin the starting lineup on Saturday.
    Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Moss cranks two-run homer in win over Pirates
    Brandon Moss went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Moss launched his two-run shot off of Pirates starter Charlie Morton in the second inning. It was the first baseman's 14th bomb of the season and pushed his RBI total to 44. He might not hit for much average (currently .230), but his 14 homers put him on track to come close to--if not surpass--the career-high 30 he smacked in 2013. Moss is looking to post his fourth straight season with 20 or more long balls.
    Yesterday, 10:31 pm
    L, 1-0 ^ @Pit
  • Solarte triples in win over Cardinals
    Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Don't expect to see Solarte legging out triples on a regular basis. The three-bagger was his first of the season and just the second of his career. He's hitting .249/.299/.367 with three homers and 29 RBI for the 2015 campaign and shouldn't be relied upon in fantasy formats, despite the newfound existence of wheels on those feet.
    Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Mark Canha goes 2-for-4, knocks in three
    Mark Canha went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Mariners on Friday.

    Advice: The right-handed-hitting Canha keeps starting against lefties, even though he's struggled mightily against them this year. He did have a single against J.A. Happ tonight, but his big hit was a two-run double off right-handed reliever Carson Smith. All eight of his homers this season have come off righties. It's probably a big fluke, but the weird platoon splits are making it difficult for the A's to use him.
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
    Top 9, 2-0 vs x Sea
  • Morales doubles and singles in extras win
    Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Friday's 3-2, 10-inning win over the Twins.

    Advice: Morales' RBI single in the eighth inning might have been the most important hit of the game, as it knotted the score at 2-2 and allowed the Royals to eventually win in extras without having to face lock-down closer Glen Perkins. For his part, Morales is slashing .286/.347/.466 with 10 homers and 51 RBI in what's been a nice season to this point.
    Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Ortiz hits clutch double in loss to Astros
    David Ortiz went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Friday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Ortiz's run-scoring two-bagger in the eighth inning knotted the score at 8-8, but the Astros would go on to score four times in the 10th inning to drop the Red Sox to a disappointing 37-45. The two runs driven in pushed Ortiz's season RBI total to 41. He's slashing .233/.321/.433, numbers that are a far cry from those in the height of his Hall of Fame caliber career. The counting stats are there, at least, as Ortiz has hit 14 homers and driven in the aforementioned 41 runs.
    Yesterday, 9:02 pm
    W, 6-1 vs ^ Hou
  • Brian McCann belts walkoff three-run homer
    Brian McCann belted a walkoff three-run home run in the 11th inning on Friday, propelling the Yankees to a 7-5 come-from-behind victory against the Rays.

    Advice: The Yankees were on the ropes a couple of times in the ballgame but never stopped fighting. They trailed 3-0 heading into the eighth inning where Mark Teixeira connected on a three-run homer to tie the game and force extra innings, then trailed 5-3 in the 11th before McCann's heroic blast against Steve Geltz. It was the veteran backstop's lone hit in five at-bats on the night and he also drew a walk. He has been one of the best offensive catchers in the league this season, slashing a healthy .264/.333/.477 with 13 long balls and 52 RBI.
    Yesterday, 8:55 pm
    W, 3-2 vs x TB
  • Frazier finds tough sledding against Fiers
    Todd Frazier failed to pick up a hit in Friday's loss to the Brewers, finishing the game 0-for-3.

    Advice: The Reds managed just one extra-base hit in the entire contest and just one run, as the Brewers put up a rare beatdown to the tune of 12-1. Frazier's hit-less game does nothing to obscure what's been a great season to this point. The third baseman is currently slashing .281/.341/.600 with 25 homers, 54 RBI, 54 runs scored and eight steals.
    Yesterday, 8:28 pm
    4:15 pm vs ^ Mil
  • Abreu's homer supplies lone run in win
    Jose Abreu's solo home run in the third inning was the only run to score in Friday's 1-0 win over the Orioles.

    Advice: The homer was Abreu's 14th of the season. Given how thoroughly he dominated in his rookie season, it's easy to shrug off Abreu's 2015 campaign as a disappointment, but the production's been there. Just to a less Godzilla-esque degree. Abreu's slashing .291/.341/.495 with 14 homers and 44 RBI this season.
    Yesterday, 8:17 pm
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Bal
  • Ausmus not optimistic on Cabrera's injury
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Friday's game that he isn't optimistic that Miguel Cabrera (calf) will be able to avoid the disabled list.

    Advice: The All-Star slugger was forced to leave Friday's game against the Blue Jays after sustaining a left calf strain while running to second base in the fourth inning. He's set to undergo an MRI exam on Saturday, but it sounds as though the most logical scenario has him heading to the disabled list and returning after the All-Star break. The Tigers should have an update on his status after his MRI.
    Yesterday, 7:40 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 8-3 vs x Tor
  • Victor Martinez collects three hits in win
    Victor Martinez went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored on Friday as the Tigers topped the Blue Jays 8-6.

    Advice: Since returning from the disabled list on June 19, his bat has certainly perked up, hitting .321 (18-for-56) with a homer and 10 RBI. With Miguel Cabrera leaving Friday's game with a calf injury, Martinez could be required to shoulder a large load in the Tigers' offense in the coming weeks.
    Yesterday, 7:21 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera (calf) set to undergo MRI
    Miguel Cabrera has been diagnosed with a left calf strain and is set to undergo an MRI exam.

    Advice: Cabrera sustained the injury while running the bases during Friday's game against the Blue Jays. The Tigers will know more on his status after the MRI, but a trip to the disabled list could be in play here.
    Yesterday, 6:03 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 8-3 vs x Tor
  • Clint Robinson's two-run homer powers Nats
    Clint Robinson blasted a two-run homer on Friday, powering the Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Giants.

    Advice: Jake Peavy and Gio Gonzalez were locked in a scoreless pitcher's duel until the seventh inning when Buster Posey cranked a solo homer to give the Giants the lead. It would be short-lived though, as Robinson blasted his two-run shot in the bottom half of the inning, proving to be the difference in the game. He has done a nice job in limited action for the Nationals, slashing .264/.338/424 with four homers and 15 RBI.
    Yesterday, 5:58 pm
    W, 9-3 vs ^ SF
  • Posey's homer not enough to overcome Nats
    Buster Posey swatted his 14th home run of the season on Friday, but that was the Giants' only offense in a losing effort against the Nationals.

    Advice: The solo shot off Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez briefly gave the Giants a 1-0 lead in the seventh inning, until the Nats struck back for a pair in the bottom half of the inning. Posey is having another terrific season at the dish, slashing .304/.375/.504 with 14 homers and 57 RBI.
    Yesterday, 5:52 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera leaves game with leg injury
    Miguel Cabrera was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning due to an apparent hamstring injury.

    Advice: Cabrera was running to second base on a 3-2 pitch to Victor Martinez when he pulled up lame. He had to be assisted off the field by the training staff and was walking with a noticeable limp. The Tigers should have an update on his status soon, but any sort of extended absence would be a deadly blow to the Tigers chances of a postseason berth.
    Yesterday, 5:12 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 8-3 vs x Tor
  • Cuddyer (knee) not in Mets lineup on Friday
    Michael Cuddyer (knee) remained out of the Mets' starting lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers.

    Advice: The veteran outfielder is still expected to avoid the disabled list. He received a cortisone injection on Wednesday and is expected to return to action at some point over the weekend.
    Yesterday, 4:11 pm
  • Yondo Alonso hitting leadoff for Padres
    Yonder Alonso is hitting leadoff for the first time in his career on Friday.

    Advice: While he doesn't possess the prototypical speed that you'd like to see out of a leadoff hitter, he certainly gets on base enough to make it a worthwhile endeavor. It'll be interesting to see if it's a permanent move, or a one-time thing. Alonso is slashing .310/.399/.402 with two homers and 20 RBI in 54 games this season.
    Yesterday, 3:15 pm
  • Bour homers again as Marlins take down Cubs
    Justin Bour homered for the fourth straight game Friday, with his solo shot proving to be the winning run in a victory over the Cubs.

    Advice: Making a bid for National League Player of the Week honors, Bour put a Jason Hammel offering into the basket in right field in the sixth inning. He also singled and drew a walk, reaching base in three of four plate appearances. Michael Morse (back) is due back soon, but he might have a better shot to play in the outfield with the way Bour is going.
    Yesterday, 2:18 pm
    4:15 pm x @ChC
  • Brandon Belt sitting out on Friday
    Brandon Belt is not in the Giants' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's getting a breather with the Nationals throwing lefty Gio Gonzalez. Buster Posey is at first base Friday in Belt's place, with Andrew Susac at catcher.
    Yesterday, 11:20 am
    L, 9-3 ^ @Was
  • Travis Ishikawa designated for assignment
    Giants designated 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa for assignment.

    Advice: It's the second time since late May that he's been removed from the 40-man roster. Ishikawa, who is hitless in just six at-bats for the Giants this season, will likely declare free agency if he clears waivers and is outrighted.
    Yesterday, 10:42 am
    Not Active
    L, 9-3 x @Was
  • Loney (finger) activated from disabled list
    Rays activated 1B James Loney from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Loney progressed more quickly than expected in his recovery from a broken left middle finger and has been cleared to return after a few rehab games. He returns to a .275/.322/.376 batting line and should provide a much-needed boost for the Rays at first base.
    Yesterday, 8:26 am
    L, 3-2 ^ @NYY
  • Eric Hosmer reaches twice in return to lineup
    Eric Hosmer (finger) singled and drew a walk in four plate appearances in his return to the lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Hosmer had missed the last three games with a minor left ring finger sprain. He should be fine.
    Yesterday, 5:51 am
    4:15 pm vs ^ Min
  • Solarte ejected from Thursday's game
    Yangervis Solarte was ejected from Thursday's game in the sixth inning for arguing a check-swing call.

    Advice: Solarte went 1-for-3 with a solo homer before home plate umpire Bob Davidson gave him the boot. His solo shot in the second inning snapped a 22-inning scoreless streak for San Diego.
    Thursday, 9:05 pm
  • Ortiz clobbers three-run homer to beat Jays
    David Ortiz clobbered a three-run home run in the first inning on Thursday, powering the Red Sox to a 12-6 victory over the visiting Blue Jays.

    Advice: What's impressive to note is that the first inning blast came off Blue Jays' southpaw Matt Boyd. It was Big Papi's one hit in five at-bats on the night, and he also drew a walk. While he's hitting just .228/.313/.426 on the season, he now has eight homers and 18 RBI in his last 21 games.
    Thursday, 8:05 pm
    W, 6-1 vs ^ Hou
  • Posey (head) homers in loss to Marlins
    Buster Posey (head) went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Posey homered off of flamethrower Carter Capps in the eighth inning to draw the Giants to within 5-4, but they would be unable to push across another run and ultimately fell by that final score. It's good to see him back in the lineup, as he took a foul ball off his mask in Wednesday's contest with the Marlins. After passing a concussion test, he hit in his normal cleanup spot and looked like his normal self on Thursday. Posey is hitting .304/.377/.496 with 13 homers and 56 RBI this season.
    Thursday, 12:18 pm
  • Bour homers in third straight game
    Justin Bour went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in Thursday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Bour's three-run homer off of Matt Cain in the fifth inning jumped the Marlins from a 3-2 deficit to a 5-3 lead. They would go on to win 5-4. The home run was his ninth of the season and he pushed his season RBI total to an even 20. Bour's been on a tear recently, having homered in three straight games and driven in seven over that same time span. He's hitting a healthy .263/.340/.496 this season, though the return of Michael Morse figures to at least somewhat chip into his at-bats.
    Thursday, 12:03 pm
    4:15 pm x @ChC
  • Michael Cuddyer (knee) might be headed to DL
    Michael Cuddyer (knee) remained out of the Mets' lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

    Advice: He got an injection Wednesday and may need a few days to recover. Manager Terry Collins said Cuddyer could require a trip to the disabled list if he doesn't improve in the next three days. Eric Campbell and John Mayberry would split time in left field if Cuddyer faces a lengthy absence.
    Thursday, 10:30 am
  • Buster Posey (head) in Giants' lineup Thurs.
    Buster Posey (head) is starting at first base for the Giants on Thursday afternoon against the Marlins.

    Advice: Posey left Wednesday's game after taking a foul ball off the center of his mask, but he passed a concussion test. He is batting cleanup Thursday against Jose Fernandez, who's making his first start in over 13 months.
    Thursday, 8:30 am
  • Loney (finger) expected to return on Friday
    James Loney (finger) is expected to return to the Rays' active roster on Friday.

    Advice: Loney has been on a minor league rehab assignment since Tuesday. He broke a bone in his left middle finger back in late May and will wind up missing around five weeks. The first baseman returns to a .275/.322/.376 batting line, two homers, and 11 RBI in 30 games.
    Thursday, 5:49 am
    L, 3-2 ^ @NYY
  • Justin Bour hits three-run walkoff homer
    Justin Bour hit a three-run homer off Santiago Casilla in the bottom of the ninth to give the Marlins a 6-5 win over the Giants on Wednesday.

    Advice: Comebacks don't come much quicker than the Marlins' did tonight, as the two hitters immediately preceding Bour delivered singles. Bour walked it off from there, giving the Marlins three runs on 11 pitches from Casilla. It's Bour's eighth homer of the year. He's expected to lose playing time pretty soon with Michael Morse coming back, but the Marlins need as much power as they can get, even if it means giving Morse some time in left.
    Wednesday, 7:19 pm
    4:15 pm x @ChC
  • Posey passes concussion test after exiting
    Buster Posey passed a concussion test after Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Posey left the game after taking a foul ball off his mask. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the catcher felt "off" and didn't want to risk further injury. He'll be re-evaluated again Thursday, but as of now it appears he dodged a huge bullet.
    Wednesday, 7:12 pm
  • Marc Krauss sent to Triple-A Durham by Rays
    Rays optioned 1B Marc Krauss to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Krauss was 1-for-10 with seven strikeouts in four games with the Rays since being acquired from the Angels on June 25. He was optioned to make room for Matt Moore on the active roster.
    Wednesday, 7:06 pm
    Not Active
    L, 3-2 x @NYY
  • Brandon Moss homers, knocks in five
    Brandon Moss had a three-run homer and a two-run double Wednesday against the Rays.

    Advice: Moss's average has been slipping some, but the power has been consistent; he hit four homers in each of the first three months of the season. He's now driven in 42 runs in 72 games.
    Wednesday, 6:55 pm
    L, 1-0 ^ @Pit
  • Marc Krauss strikes out twice
    Marc Krauss struck out in both of his at-bats Wednesday before being removed for a pinch-hitter.

    Advice: Incredibly, it's the second time in four games for the Rays that Krauss, a left-handed hitter, has been replaced by a right-handed pinch-hitter against a right-handed pitcher. Which makes one wonder why the Rays are playing him at first base or why they bothered acquiring him in the first place. He's 1-for-10 so far for the team.
    Wednesday, 6:53 pm
    Not Active
    L, 3-2 x @NYY
  • Posey leaves after taking foul ball off mask
    Buster Posey left Wednesday's game after taking a foul ball off his mask.

    Advice: Posey stayed in after the incident, but he was removed in the fifth inning. He's being re-evaluated, likely for concussion symptoms, and the club may have a better prognosis after the game. Andrew Susac would be in line for the bulk of the playing time if Posey is forced to miss time.
    Wednesday, 6:22 pm
  • Buster Posey exits with undisclosed injury
    Buster Posey left Wednesday's game against the Marlins with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: There was nothing apparent, but Andrew Susac replaced Posey behind the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning. A few inning earlier Posey took a foul ball off his mask. The Giants should provide an update shortly.
    Wednesday, 5:37 pm
  • Hosmer (finger) takes swings, plays catch
    Eric Hosmer (finger) took some soft-toss swings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hosmer remains out of the lineup, but he's working toward a return in the coming days. The first baseman also planned to play catch and field some grounders before Wednesday's game. The left ring finger sprain is still day-to-day at this point.
    Wednesday, 3:30 pm
    4:15 pm vs ^ Min
  • Michael Cuddyer (knee) expected to avoid DL
    Michael Cuddyer (knee) isn't expected to require a trip to the disabled list.

    Advice: Cuddyer had to leave Tuesday's game with a left knee injury, but an MRI apparently didn't show any serious damage. The Mets think he'll only have to sit out a few days.
    Wednesday, 12:44 pm
  • Solarte prevents Padres from getting no-hit
    Yangervis Solarte gave the Padres reason to smile in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, as his seventh-inning double prevented a no-hitter.

    Advice: Mariners starter Mike Montgomery hadn't allowed a hit with one out in the seventh inning when Solarte stepped to the plate. He saved his team from ignominy with a double, but he was ultimately stranded. Solarte had consecutive multi-hit games coming into Tuesday, but otherwise hasn't done much at the plate in 2015, batting .247/.299/.344 with two home runs and 28 RBI.
    Tuesday, 9:41 pm
  • Abreu has RBI single in win over Cardinals
    Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in a win over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

    Advice: Abreu's run-scoring single got the White Sox on the board in the third inning. Runs batted in have been hard to come by for Abreu of late, as Tuesday's was just his second since June 13. The first baseman is hitting .293/.344/.493 with 13 homers, 42 RBI and 43 runs scored on the season.
    Tuesday, 8:57 pm
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Bal
  • Posey has double, homer in loss to Marlins
    Buster Posey finished 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and two runs scored against the Marlins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Posey hit a solo home run in the third inning before doubling and scoring on a wild pitch in the sixth. The catcher is 11-for-24 (.458) with four doubles, two home runs, 13 RBI and eight runs scored during a six-game hitting streak. The hot stretch has his overall line up to .303/.378/.487.
    Tuesday, 7:54 pm
  • Bour hits seventh homer in win over Giants
    Justin Bour hit his seventh home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: The solo homer was his only hit in four at-bats on the night. He's now got seven homers in 50 games with the Marlins. The 27-year-old is hitting .254/.331/.454 overall.
    Tuesday, 7:50 pm
    4:15 pm x @ChC
  • Ortiz launches 13th home run in a win vs. TOR
    David Ortiz hit a solo home run in a 1-for-4 effort as the Red Sox took down the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ortiz made it a 4-0 game when he slugged a solo home run off of Marco Estrada in the third inning. He's gone yard in two of his last three games, giving him 13 on the year with 36 RBI and a .228/.313/.422 triple-slash line.
    Tuesday, 7:25 pm
    W, 6-1 vs ^ Hou
  • Cuddyer 'definitely concerned' about knee
    Michael Cuddyer admitted that he was "definitely concerned" about the left knee injury that forced him from Tuesday's game versus the Cubs.

    Advice: Cuddyer said he first felt pain in the knee while running to first base after his first plate appearance, but he wasn't removed until the seventh. The veteran outfielder will undergo an MRI on Wednesday to determine the extent of the damage, but it sounds like a trip to the disabled list could be in the offing.
    Tuesday, 6:56 pm
  • Michael Cuddyer (knee) to have MRI Wed.
    Michael Cuddyer will undergo an MRI on his left knee Wednesday.

    Advice: Cuddyer left Tuesday's game against the Cubs after injuring the knee. It's unclear how worried the Mets are about the outfielder at this point, but the fact that he's having the MRI certainly creats some cause for concern.
    Tuesday, 6:46 pm
  • Michael Cuddyer exits game with sore knee
    Michael Cuddyer left Tuesday's game versus the Cubs with a sore left knee.

    Advice: Cuddyer didn't suffer an obvious injury, so it's unclear how he was hurt. The Mets should have more on the veteran outfielder's status later Tuesday.
    Tuesday, 5:57 pm
  • Loney (finger) begins rehab stint Tuesday
    James Loney (finger) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Loney, out since May 24 with a broken left middle finger, will DH in his return to game action. He has a good chance to return prior to the All-Star break.
    Tuesday, 12:56 pm
    L, 3-2 ^ @NYY
  • Carter swats 14th homer as Astros down KC
    Chris Carter swatted his 14th home run of the season in a 1-for-4 effort as the Astros downed the Royals 6-1 on Monday.

    Advice: Carter added some superfluous offense with a solo shot off of Brandon Finnegan in the fifth inning for what turned out to be the Astros' final run. The slugger is hitting .198/.315/.405 with 14 home runs and 38 RBI in 76 games. It's worth noting that, through 76 games last season, he had a .189/.269/.421 batting line with 15 home runs and 35 RBI. He finished the year at .227/.308/.491 with 37 home runs and 88 RBI, so a summer surge may yet await him.
    Monday, 8:29 pm
    L, 6-1 x @Bos
  • James Loney (finger) nearing rehab assignment
    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Monday that James Loney (finger) could begin a rehab assignment "in the next couple of days."

    Advice: Loney has progressed more quickly than expected in his recovery from a broken left middle finger and could be activated prior to the All-Star break. The first baseman sports a .275/.322/.376 batting line with two homers and 11 RBI in 30 games this season.
    Monday, 5:10 pm
    L, 3-2 ^ @NYY
  • Brian McCann getting a breather Monday
    Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It's just a day off. John Ryan Murphy is behind the plate while McCann rests.
    Monday, 3:37 pm
    W, 3-2 vs x TB
  • Hosmer (finger) out until at least Thursday
    Eric Hosmer (finger) is not expected to return to the lineup until at least Thursday.

    Advice: Hosmer is nursing a sprain of his left ring finger. He had to be pinch-hit for on Sunday due to the ailment and will not play in the series versus the Astros that runs through Wednesday. The disabled list doesn't appear to be under consideration at this point. Kendrys Morales will handle first base until Hosmer is ready.
    Monday, 3:23 pm
    4:15 pm vs ^ Min
  • Eric Hosmer (finger) to be out a few days
    Eric Hosmer (finger) is expected to miss the next few games.

    Advice: Hosmer is dealing with a mild sprain of his left ring finger. He was able to start Sunday's game in the designated hitter spot but had to be removed late for a pinch-hitter. It doesn't sound like the disabled list is under consideration at this point, but it appears we won't see him again until later on in the week.
    Monday, 2:02 pm
    4:15 pm vs ^ Min
  • Frazier slugs 25th home run as the Reds lose
    Todd Frazier went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Mets on Sunday.

    Advice: Frazier tied the game up at 2-2 with a solo home run off of Steven Matz. The Reds were otherwise not able to accomplish much offensively. Frazier's career year continues, now sitting on 25 home runs with 53 RBI, eight stolen bases, and a .287/.350/.618 triple-slash line.
    Sunday, 4:41 pm
    4:15 pm vs ^ Mil
  • Ortiz homers, helping Red Sox beat the Rays
    David Ortiz walked and hit a two-run home run in four plate appearances Sunday as the Red Sox took down the Rays.

    Advice: Ortiz made it a 4-0 game when he clubbed a two-run home run to right-center off of Chris Archer, one of three homers his team hit on the afternoon. The veteran has 12 home runs on the season, but has hit half of them in the last three and a half weeks. He has also knocked in 35 runs while batting .231/.318/.420.
    Sunday, 1:41 pm
    W, 6-1 vs ^ Hou
  • Cuddyer not in lineup for Mets on Sunday
    Michael Cuddyer is not in the Mets starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

    Advice: Cuddyer went 1-for-6 with a pair of strikeouts on Friday/Saturday. He's in a 6-for-45 (.133) slump over his last 13 games, and could probably benefit from the mental health day. John Mayberry Jr. will start in left field and bat sixth for the Mets on Sunday.
    Sunday, 1:32 pm
  • Eric Hosmer nursing minor finger injury
    Eric Hosmer is nursing a mild sprain of his left ring finger.

    Advice: It's not keeping him from playing, but he will be used in the designated hitter spot rather than at first base Sunday, flip-flopping with Kendrys Morales. The ailment doesn't seem to affect Hosmer at the plate, so fantasy owners shouldn't have second thoughts about using him.
    Sunday, 11:52 am
    4:15 pm vs ^ Min
  • McCann hits grand slam, Yankees top Astros
    Brian McCann went 2-for-4 with a grand slam as the Yankees outlasted the Astros 9-6 on Saturday.

    Advice: McCann took Astros starter Brett Oberholtzer deep for the salami in the first inning. The homer was McCann's 12th of the year and his third in the last five games. His good afternoon has his line up to .274/.341/.489 with 49 RBI. That's good for fifth-most RBI in the American League.
    Saturday, 5:20 pm
    W, 3-2 vs x TB
  • Deuces are wild for Carter in loss to Yankees
    Chris Carter went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.

    Advice: Carter connected off Masahiro Tanaka for a solo homer in the fourth inning. He also added an RBI double and scored a run in the second inning. Carter is up to 13 home runs and 37 RBI after a slow start to the year.
    Saturday, 5:14 pm
    L, 6-1 x @Bos
  • Posey has two-run double in win over Rockies
    Buster Posey went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Posey contributed a two-run double in the third inning, the third time in his last four games that he's driven in multiple runs. In that span, he's 7-for-16 with three doubles, nine RBI and six runs scored. Overall, Posey is hitting .297/.375/.471 with 11 homers, 39 runs scored and 50 RBI.
    Saturday, 4:39 pm
  • Morales knocks in two runs as Royals edge A's
    Kendrys Morales went 2-for-3 with two RBI to help the Royals edge the Athletics 3-2 on Saturday.

    Advice: Morales' two-run single in the sixth inning was the difference in the game. He's got a 10-game hitting streak that has his line up to .292/.353/.469. His 48 RBI are good for sixth-most in the American League.
    Saturday, 4:15 pm
  • Hosmer records two hits, steal against A's
    Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored against the A's on Saturday.

    Advice: The multi-hit game was his fifth in his last nine contests. Hosmer now has four steals to go with a .294/.358/.450 line, 40 RBI and 40 runs scored.
    Saturday, 4:10 pm
    4:15 pm vs ^ Min
  • Turner hits 11th home run against Marlins
    Justin Turner hit his 11th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Turner took Marlins starter Tom Koehler deep in the first inning to give the Dodgers an early lead. He finished 2-for-4 with a single to go along with the homer. It has been a legitimate breakout year for the 30-year-old, who is hitting .320/.392/.584 with 36 RBI and 30 runs scored in 66 games.
    Saturday, 3:47 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs x NYM
  • Jose Abreu batting second for White Sox
    Jose Abreu is batting second for the White Sox in Saturday's game against the Tigers.

    Advice: There's no real downside to moving Abreu up in the order, and there's a chance that it could wind up in him getting an extra at-bat in the ballgame, though his RBI chances could take a small hit. The 28-year-old slugger is hitting .290/.341/.493 with 13 homers and 41 RBI on the season.
    Saturday, 10:00 am
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Bal
  • James Loney (finger) ahead of schedule
    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Saturday that James Loney (finger) is ahead of schedule in his recovery and should return to the Rays before the All-Star break.

    Advice: Loney has been on the shelf since May 25 with a broken left middle finger and was expected to be sidelined until after the Mid-Summer classic. Before hitting the disabled list, he was hitting .275/.322/.376 with two homers and 11 RBI in 30 games.
    Saturday, 9:53 am
    L, 3-2 ^ @NYY
  • Forsythe stays hot against Red Sox
    Logan Forsythe was 3-for-5 with a run scored against the Red Sox on Friday.

    Advice: Forsythe cooled off significantly earlier this month, but he's hitting .476 (20-for-42) over his last 11 games. With a .298/.378/.453 batting line to go along with eight home runs, 32 RBI, and seven steals, he's been a nice surprise for the Rays and fantasy owners alike.
    Friday, 8:02 pm
  • Krauss has RBI double in Rays' debut
    Marc Krauss had an RBI double in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Krauss was playing his first game with the Rays after being acquired from the Angels on Thursday. The 27-year-old should see part-time duty at first base until James Loney (finger) is ready to return from the disabled list. There's some pop in his bat, but it's hard to recommend him outside of deeper AL-only formats. He came into Friday's action with a .194/.268/.335 batting line in the majors.
    Friday, 8:02 pm
    Not Active
    L, 3-2 x @NYY
  • Cuddyer hitless Friday against Reds
    Michael Cuddyer went 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: Cuddyer had a chance to do some real damage when he came up with the bases loaded in the fifth inning, but he swung at the first pitch and lined out to center field. The 36-year-old has just one hit in his last 19 at-bats and owns a disappointing .248/.303/.370 batting line on the year.
    Friday, 6:42 pm
  • Todd Frazier slugs 24th homer
    Todd Frazier went 3-for-6 and hit his 24th homer versus the Pirates on Thursday.

    Advice: 24 homers. That's five more than he hit in 150 games in 2013. He did step it up to 29 last year, but it looks like he'll blow right past that this season. He's hit .306 with eight homers and 10 doubles in June.
    Thursday, 9:57 pm
    4:15 pm vs ^ Mil
  • Rays acquire Marc Krauss from Angels
    Rays acquired 1B Marc Krauss from the Angels for Kyle Winkler.

    Advice: The 27-year-old slugger struggled in his brief time with the Angels, but was hitting .289/.415/.453 with four homers and 29 RBI in 47 games at Triple-A Salt Lake. He should handle first base regularly until James Loney (finger) returns, making him worth an add in AL-only formats.
    Thursday, 4:23 pm
    Not Active
    L, 3-2 x @NYY
  • Posey plates three as Giants win slugfest
    Buster Posey went 3-for-5 and drove home three runs as the Giants outlasted the Padres in a 13-8 slugfest on Thursday.

    Advice: Two of Posey's three knocks were doubles and he also scored three runs in the contest. He has once again been one of the truly elite offensive performers behind the plate this season, slashing .293/.369/.469 with 11 long balls and 48 RBI.
    Thursday, 4:12 pm
  • McCann out of lineup again Thursday
    Brian McCann is out of the Yankees' lineup again Thursday against the Astros.

    Advice: McCann also sat out Wednesday, but no word yet on any kind of injury. John Ryan Murphy will start behind the plate and catch Adam Warren.
    Thursday, 1:51 pm
    W, 3-2 vs x TB
  • Carter not in Thursday's lineup
    Chris Carter is not in Thursday's lineup against the Yankees.

    Advice: Carter will take a seat against Adam Warren. Marwin Gonzalez gets the start at first base.
    Thursday, 1:45 pm
    L, 6-1 x @Bos
  • Miguel Cabrera back in Tigers' lineup Thurs.
    Miguel Cabrera is back in the Tigers' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: He was given a day off rest on Wednesday, with Andrew Romine getting the nod at first base. Cabrera is hitting .351/.455/.590 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI in 70 games.
    Thursday, 6:45 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 8-3 vs x Tor
  • Posey's grand slam pushes Giants past Padres
    Buster Posey blasted a grand slam in Wednesday's 6-0 triumph across from San Diego.

    Advice: He finished 1-for-4. Posey's grand slam seemed almost preordained after Ian Kennedy slogged through a third inning elongated by a Will Middlebrooks error. Considering Posey's history against Kennedy, it came as no surprise that he capitalized on the moment. Posey is 16-for-40 (.400) lifetime against the right-hander.
    Wednesday, 10:33 pm
  • Justin Turner hits three-run homer
    Justin Turner hit a three-run homer Wednesday in the Dodgers' 5-2 victory over the Cubs.

    Advice: Turner got just 33 at-bats in April and has started a mere 41 out of 73 games overall, but he's going to have to be a 2015 All-Star with the way he's performed. He's batting .323 with 10 homers in 167 at-bats. Since joining the Dodgers last year, he's hit .334 with 17 homers and 78 RBI in 455 at-bats.
    Wednesday, 8:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs x NYM
  • David Ortiz hits two-run homer
    David Ortiz hit a two-run homer off Bud Norris in Boston's win Wednesday.

    Advice: Ortiz has five homers in his last 13 games after hitting six in his first 52. All 11 of his homers on the season have come against righties. Southpaws have completely owned him this year, but there aren't many AL hitters with better numbers versus right-handers.
    Wednesday, 7:09 pm
    W, 6-1 vs ^ Hou
  • Giants call up Travis Ishikawa from Triple-A
    Giants purchased the contract of 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Ishikawa was designated for assignment by the Giants at the end of May, but he passed through waivers unclaimed and is now getting another shot in San Francisco. Last year's NLCS hero probably won't carry any sort of fantasy value, though he may see some starts in the outfield while Nori Aoki (leg) is sidelined.
    Wednesday, 1:45 pm
    Not Active
    L, 9-3 x @Was
  • Chris Colabello's homer give Jays a win
    Chris Colabello's solo home run in the top of the 12th inning was all the Blue Jays needed to capture a win over the Rays Wednesday.

    Advice: There were only a total of 10 hits between the two clubs in the pitcher's duel, and Colabello's bomb to left-center that just snuck over the wall was the last one. The Jays removed Colabello from the 40-man roster back in February after they had claimed him off waivers, but they're glad he didn't get way from them now. He's hit .343/.383/.512 with six homers over 44 games this season.
    Wednesday, 1:08 pm
  • Brian McCann sitting out on Wednesday
    Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just a day off. John Ryan Murphy will get the start over McCann against Cole Hamels and the Phillies.
    Wednesday, 8:47 am
    W, 3-2 vs x TB
  • Miguel Cabrera getting a day off Wednesday
    Miguel Cabrera is not in the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's simply a day off for the slugger, as Cabrera has started 70 of 71 games for the Tigers to this point. Andrew Romine is filling in at first base.
    Wednesday, 7:32 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 8-3 vs x Tor
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