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  • Sardinas homers, drives in four in loss
    Luis Sardinas went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk, four RBI, and two runs scored in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Sardinas just missed a grand slam in the fourth inning, but he settled for a bases-clearing double. He didn’t miss in his next at-bat, as he took Mike Dunn deep for a solo blast in the sixth inning. The 23-year-old was recently acquired from the Mariners and should get a chance to show what he can do at shortstop down the stretch, though we aren't expecting much in the way of fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Daniel Murphy crushes 25th homer in win
    Daniel Murphy crushed his 25th home run of the year on Friday, propelling the Nationals to an 8-5 victory over the Rockies.

    Advice: Murphy finished the night 1-for-3 plus a walk and scored a pair of runs. He plated a run with an RBI ground out in the third inning before belting his solo shot off of Rockies starter Jeff Hoffman in the fourth. Not only is Murphy leading the National League in hitting (.346), but he has already completely demolished his previous career bests in home runs (14) and RBI (78). Thoroughly enjoying his first season in Washington, Murphy is slashing .346/.390/.615 with 25 long balls and 98 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 pm
    10:05 am vs Col
     
  • Flores slugs grand slam in win over Phillies
    Wilmer Flores slugged a grand slam in Friday’s victory over the Phillies.

    Advice: It was his only hit in four at-bats on Friday, but it was a huge one, as his fifth-inning blast extended the Mets’ lead to 6-1. They added three more runs in the sixth to put the game out of reach. Flores hasn’t done much against right-handers this season, but he continues to mash lefties. 10 of his 14 homers have come against left-handers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:27 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Hernandez has two-run double vs. Mets
    Cesar Hernandez delivered a two-run double and scored a run Friday against the Mets.

    Advice: Hernandez went 1-for-5 on the night. The 26-year-old had a lowly .248 batting average back on June 20, but he’s hitting .348 over his last 53 games and has claimed the leadoff spot in the Phillies’ lineup. He can be erratic on the bases at times, but he’s capable of helping mixed fantasy leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:26 pm
  • Devon Travis (finger) expected back Sat.
    Devon Travis (finger) is expected to be back in the Blue Jays' lineup Saturday.

    Advice: Travis said he could've played Friday, but he only just resumed swinging a bat after being given a cortisone shot to help with an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. Darwin Barney is at second base Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:03 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:07 am vs Min
     
  • LeMahieu (wrist) out of lineup again Friday
    DJ LeMahieu (wrist) remained out of the Rockies' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Monday because of inflammation in his left wrist. The good news is LeMahieu is available off the bench and should be back in the lineup Saturday. Daniel Descalso is at second base in his place. The Rockies also have Ryan Raburn over David Dahl in left field with the Nationals starting southpaw Gio Gonzalez. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:30 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:05 am @Was
     
  • Dee Gordon not in Friday's lineup
    Dee Gordon is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It looks to be a routine day off. Robert Andino is at second base in Gordon's place. Jeff Francoeur is also making his Marlins' debut in right field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:06 pm
  • Neil Walker returns from paternity leave
    Mets activated 2B Neil Walker from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Walker and his wife welcomed their first child earlier this week. T.J. Rivera has been optioned in a corresponding move. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 am
  • Brett Lawrie's (knee, calf) MRI is clean
    MRIs on Brett Lawrie's left knee and calf came back negative.

    Advice: Lawrie has encountered multiple setbacks while on his rehab assignment for a hamstring injury, but it appears he doesn't have any structural issues. He's been given inflammation medicine and will try to ramp up his activities in the next couple days. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:53 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Joe Panik launches two-run homer in win
    Joe Panik went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two walks in Thursday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Panik connected for a two-run blast off Ross Stripling in the fourth inning. The dinger was his eighth of the season. In addition, the 25-year-old second baseman is slashing .248/.327/.389 and has driven in 46 runs over 355 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:44 pm
    6:05 pm vs Atl
     
  • Beckham rocks RBI double in win over ARI
    Gordon Beckham went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The double was Beckham's 11th of the season. He picked up the RBI two-bagger in the sixth inning to boost the Braves to a 3-0 lead. The 29-year-old infielder holds no fantasy intrigue and is hitting just .210/.300/.335 with four homers and 24 RBI over an even 200 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:54 pm
  • Cano swats 29th homer in loss to White Sox
    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Cano hit a solo dinger off White Sox starter Anthony Ranaudo in the fourth inning for his 29th homer of the year. He's only hit the 30-homer plateau once in his career but seems destined to do it a second time this year. The second baseman also has 80 RBI and 84 runs scored on the year, batting .298/.351/.527. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:35 pm
  • Chris Coghlan (rib) begins rehab stint in Iowa
    Chris Coghlan (rib) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Thursday.

    Advice: He drew the start in left field on Thursday. Coghlan has been out since mid-August with a right rib contusion. There's a good chance he'll return from the disabled list as soon as he's eligible on September 1. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:13 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Coghlan ChC - 2B,3B,OF
    15-Day DL
    1:05 pm @LAD
     
  • Franklin (concussion) to return this weekend
    Nick Franklin (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Friday.

    Advice: Franklin expects to join the Rays in Houston later this weekend so it looks like he'll only need a game or two in the minors to get back up to speed. He suffered a concussion last week after getting hit by Kevin Kiermaier's backswing in the on-deck circle. Franklin has hit .292 with six steals in 34 appearances for Tampa Bay this year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:29 pm
    Player Note
    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Utley (foot) sidelined for Thursday's finale
    Chase Utley (foot) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Giants.

    Advice: Utley's been bothering him lately so he'll get the night off on Thursday. Charlie Culbertson will handle second base in his stead while hitting ninth against Giants southpaw Matt Moore. Utley, who will soon be reunited with former Phillies backstop Carlos Ruiz, is day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:38 pm
  • Aaron Hill goes hitless in loss
    Aaron Hill went 0-for-3 in the loss to the Rays on Thursday and is hitting .202/.268/.258 since joining the Red Sox on July 7.

    Advice: The Red Sox bought in to Hill's fluky first half when they sent two prospects the Brewers way for his services, and they're living to regret it. He should be limited to starting against lefties the rest of the way; there's no excuse for having him in the lineup against a righty like Jake Odorizzi. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:05 pm
    Player Note
    Aaron Hill Bos - 2B,3B
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Blue Jays option Ryan Goins back to AAA
    Blue Jays optioned INF Ryan Goins to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: The move clears a 25-man roster spot for Jose Bautista, who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move. Goins has batted just .186/.231/.314 in 184 plate appearances this season with Toronto. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:51 pm
    Player Note
    Ryan Goins Tor - 2B,SS
    Not Active
    10:07 am vs Min
     
  • Devon Travis (finger) remains out Thursday
    Devon Travis (finger) remains out of the Blue Jays' lineup Thursday against the Angels.

    Advice: Travis hasn't played since Sunday due to an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. Darwin Barney will start at second base and bat ninth Thursday versus Anaheim right-hander Jered Weaver. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:48 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:07 am vs Min
     
  • Tim Beckham (hamstring) remains out Thurs.
    Tim Beckham (hamstring) remains out of the Rays' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

    Advice: Beckham made an early exit Tuesday after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring and did not play Wednesday. He usually starts somewhere when the Rays face a left-handed pitcher, but the versatile 26-year-old is on the bench Thursday versus Red Sox southpaw Drew Pomeranz. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:39 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Saladino (back) singles, steals base
    Tyler Saladino (back) singled in three at-bats and stole a base on Wednesday.

    Advice: Saladino had missed four straight games due to back soreness. It obviously wasn't anything too serious. He's hitting .258/.295/.385 with 10 steals in 70 games this season as a utilityman for the White Sox. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:51 am
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Peterson (neck, shoulder) returned Wed.
    Jace Peterson (neck, shoulder) was 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored on Wednesday.

    Advice: Peterson had been held out of the Braves' starting lineup for two games due to tightness in his neck and shoulder. The 26-year-old is batting .256/.354/.386 in 86 total games this season for last-place Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:49 am
  • Brock Holt (oblique) hitless in return Wed.
    Brock Holt (oblique) went hitless in three at-bats Wednesday in his return to the Red Sox lineup.

    Advice: It was the first game in five days for Holt, who has been battling oblique tightness. He might be looking at a bigger workload for the stretch run with starting left fielder Andrew Benintendi (knee, ankle) possibly done for the season. Chris Young will also draw starts in left, but he struggles against right-handed pitching. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:45 am
    Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Dozier swats solo home run on Wednesday
    Brian Dozier connected for his 30th home run of the season in the Twins' loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He added a single and finished 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Dozier has generated a sudden burst of power lately with 13 home runs in his last 23 games. This is the first 30-homer season in Dozier's career. He has a .270 batting average this year after being a burden in that fantasy category in all prior seasons. He contributes nicely across the board with 79 runs scored, 76 RBI and 10 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:23 pm
  • Turner goes 4-for-5 on Wednesday
    Trea Turner sprayed four singles in five at-bats in a loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Advice: Turner doesn't have a ton of over-the-fence power but he hits the ball hard and runs extremely well. He has 14 triples combined between the majors and minors this year compared to 10 home runs. He is batting .320/.346/.536 with four homers and 14 steals in 36 games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:49 pm
    Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,OF
    10:05 am vs Col
     
  • Nats' Murphy goes 3-for-5 with a grand slam
    Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBI against the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Advice: Murphy's season gets more impressive nearly every day. The grand slam came in the ninth inning but the Nationals were behind by seven runs at the time and couldn't make up that much ground. The second baseman's .347/.391/.611 slash line with a 1.002 OPS is off the charts. He chips in 24 home runs and 95 RBI to boot. Unless he falls flat on his face the rest of the season this will go down as by far the best year of his career. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:43 pm
    10:05 am vs Col
     
  • Devon Travis (finger) hopeful for Thursday
    Devon Travis (finger) said that he hopes to return to the lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Travis is dealing with an injury on the third knuckle of his right hand. He received a cortisone shot on Tuesday. While he remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels, the 25-year-old second baseman said that his hand is feeling better. He should be able to get back into the lineup over the next few days barring a setback. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:46 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:07 am vs Min
     
  • Devon Travis (finger) remains out Wednesday
    Devon Travis (finger) remains out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Travis received a cortisone injection Tuesday for an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand. It's not clear when he might return. Darwin Barney is starting at second base and batting leadoff on Wednesday versus Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:42 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:07 am vs Min
     
  • DJ LeMahieu (wrist) sitting again Wednesday
    DJ LeMahieu (wrist) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Brewers.

    Advice: LeMahieu was a late scratch Tuesday due to left wrist inflammation and is apparently still dealing with some discomfort. Daniel Descalso will start at second base and bat sixth on Wednesday afternoon against Zach Davies. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:26 am
    Day-to-Day
    10:05 am @Was
     
  • Utley day-to-day with lingering foot issue
    Chase Utley was removed from Tuesday's win over the Giants with a lingering foot issue.

    Advice: Utley didn't actually start the game, but he singled and scored as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning and stayed on for defense in the seventh before leaving in the eighth. "He's been maintenancing his foot for about a month," manager Dave Roberts said late Tuesday night. "That's why we had to get him out of the game. He couldn't stay on his feet any longer. Chase will be day to day." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:08 am
  • Addison Russell cranks two-run homer in win
    Addison Russell went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Russell cranked a two-run home run off Padres starter Christian Friedrich in the fifth inning. The dinger was his 19th of the season. For the campaign as a whole, the 22-year-old shortstop is slashing .251/.336/.445 across 418 at-bats. He has homered in each of his last three games, including a two-homer effort against the Rockies on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Cano singles twice in loss to former team
    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: As a team, the Mariners managed just four hits on the evening. Cano was the only player to pick up more than one. The All-Star second baseman is in the midst of a fantastic campaign and is currently slashing .295/.349/.522 with 28 homers and 79 RBI across 508 at-bats. Fantasy second basemen don't get much better than that. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:03 pm
  • Flores hits three-run shot in win over Cards
    Wilmer Flores hit a three-run home run as the Mets bested the Cardinals 7-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Getting a start against a lefty as per usual, Flores turned on an inside fastball in the first inning for the three-run dinger. It was his only hit in the game and Flores' 13th homer of the year. With first base still a big question mark and Flores' ability to hit left-handed pitching, the 25-year-old should continue to draw starts at the less-hot corner going forward. Flores is hitting .259/.315/.447 in 87 games total. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:00 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Perez' two-run triple leads Brewers past Rox
    Hernan Perez hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning to help the Brewers get past the Rockies 6-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: The hit was Perez' only one in four at-bats, but it was a big one. With two outs and an 0-2 count, Perez slashed a Carlos Estevez pitch down the right field line and into the corner, plating both Jonathan Villar and Ryan Braun to give the Brewers a late lead. It was just the latest noteworthy performance for the 25-year-old this year, who's hitting .282/.308/.458 with 11 homers, 43 RBI, 35 runs scored and 23 steals in 87 games played. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:34 pm
    Player Note
    Hernán Pérez Mil - 2B,3B,OF
    4:10 pm vs Pit
     
  • Dozier homers, scores twice against Tigers
    Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Dozier hit a solo jack in the fifth inning, his 10th homer this month and 29th of the season. That's seventh-best in the American League, and it's now a single-season high for the 29-year-old. It's shaping up to be a career year on a few different fronts for Dozier, who is batting .268/.341/.536 with 75 RBI, 77 runs scored and 10 steals this year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:58 pm
  • Saladino still sidelined by back discomfort
    Tyler Saladino missed a fourth straight start Tuesday due to back soreness.

    Advice: But the 27-year-old infielder did say Tuesday that it's "feeling better." Saladino hasn't appeared in a game for the White Sox since last Thursday. He had been serving as their primary starter at second base with Brett Lawrie (hamstring, quad, knee) on the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:56 pm
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Brett Lawrie getting tests on sore quad
    Brett Lawrie is undergoing more tests in Chicago after reaggravating his quad.

    Advice: Lawrie was pulled off his rehab assignment and the White Sox aren't sure when he might return to live minor league games, let alone the major league roster. "He hasn’t played enough to make it through a game so there’s something going on there," manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday. Lawrie originally landed on the disabled list July 22 with a left hamstring strain. He's also been dealing with fluid in his knee. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Trea Turner goes 4-for-4 in loss to Orioles
    Trea Turner had three singles and a double in four trips to the plate on Tuesday versus the Orioles.

    Advice: It's the first four-hit night of the youngster's career. He also had a couple would-be stolen bases overturned by instant replay. Turner has stabilized the center field and leadoff spots for the Nationals, as he now sports a .320/.346/.536 batting line with four homers and 14 steals over 36 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:11 pm
    Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,OF
    10:05 am vs Col
     
  • Beckham leaves game with tight hamstring
    Tim Beckham left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a tight left hamstring.

    Advice: He was replaced in the lineup by Richie Shaffer before the top of the eighth inning, finishing the night 1-for-3 with a single. Beckham will be reevaluated by the Rays' medical team on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:11 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm @Hou
     
  • LeMahieu scratched due to wrist inflammation
    DJ LeMahieu was scratched from the Rockies' lineup Tuesday due to left wrist inflammation.

    Advice: Daniel Descalso will start at second base and bat sixth Tuesday versus Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson. This could be a multi-game absence for LeMahieu. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:09 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:05 am @Was
     
  • Devon Travis out Tuesday with knuckle issue
    Devon Travis is out Tuesday due to an issue with the third knuckle on his right hand.

    Advice: Travis received an injection and the Blue Jays are hoping he can return Wednesday. It doesn't sound like anything major. Darwin Barney is starting at second base and batting leadoff Tuesday versus the Angels. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:21 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:07 am vs Min
     
  • Peterson (neck, shoulder) returns as pinch-hitter
    Jace Peterson (neck, shoulder) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Monday night's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He was originally in the starting lineup but was scratched prior to the game after feeling tightness in his neck and shoulder. Peterson hurt himself running into the center field wall in Sunday's series finale against Washington. He should be available off the bench Tuesday night but it's unclear if he's ready to return to the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:57 am
  • Padres call up INF Sardinas
    Padres recalled INF Luis Sardinas from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: He'll replace the injured Jabari Blash (finger) on the active roster. Sardinas was just acquired from the Mariners last week and owns a lowly .218/.257/.268 batting line in the majors. He figures to serve in a utility infielder role. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:36 pm
  • Peterson scratched from Monday's lineup
    Jace Peterson was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Peterson is dealing with some soreness after colliding with the wall during Sunday's game. He expects to be ready to play Tuesday. Chase d’Arnaud will start in his place at second base on Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:21 pm
  • Russell hits pair of solo shots in Colorado
    Addison Russell hit a pair of solo homers Sunday in the Cubs' loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: He got to Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa in both the top of the fifth and the top of the seventh, but Colorado's offense produced 11 runs on 14 hits to take an 11-4 win. Russell finished the day 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. He's up to 17 homers and 78 RBI for the year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:20 pm
  • Jace Peterson ends extras with walk-off homer
    Jace Peterson hit a solo walk-off home run to end Sunday's 7-6, 10-inning win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Peterson also had an infield single in the sixth inning. He improved on that little hit -- and then some -- by clocking the game-winning home run off Shawn Kelley with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning. For the season, the 26-year-old second baseman has hit to a .255/.348/.389 triple-slash with seven homers and 22 RBI across 247 at-bats. Despite Sunday's heroics, Peterson holds no fantasy intrigue. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:45 pm
  • Utley rocks solo home run in win over Reds
    Chase Utley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two total RBI in Sunday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Utley burned Anthony DeSclafani for a solo shot in the first inning and picked up an RBI single in the third. While the veteran second baseman is slashing a middling .256/.327/.399 this season, he has picked up six two-hit games in his last 10 contests. Utley can still be safely avoided in most fantasy formats, but his recent hot bat makes him an interesting DFS option. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:57 pm
  • Brett Lawrie pulled off rehab assignment
    Brett Lawrie has been pulled off his rehab assignment.

    Advice: It's unclear what happened, but Lawrie has had setbacks recently with knee and quad issues. He'll be re-evaluated by the White Sox and the club is expected to have more information on his status later this week. Obviously he's not going to be activated soon. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:20 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Walker going on paternity leave this week
    Neil Walker will be away from the Mets for this week's series in St. Louis, as his wife will have labor induced Monday night.

    Advice: Walker is slated to rejoin the Mets on Friday against the Phillies. The second baseman return to action Saturday after missing four games with a back issue, going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Kelly Johnson and Wilmer Flores should handle second base while Walker is away. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:08 am
  • Travis leads Jays with three hits, two RBI
    Devon Travis went 3-for-5 with two RBI as the Blue Jays edged the Indians 6-5 on Saturday.

    Advice: Travis knocked a two-run single in the second inning to get the Jays on the board, raising his RBI total to 37 in 68 games. The month of August has been good to the 25-year-old, who is now hitting .333 with three homers, 11 RBI and 10 runs this month. Travis has settled in atop the Jays lineup, hitting .298/.331/.473 overall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:58 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:07 am vs Min
     
  • Hernandez homers among three hits vs. Cards
    Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored to help the Phillies double up the Cardinals 4-2 on Saturday.

    Advice: Given that Hernandez has nine triples this season, it's actually worth saying that he finished just a triple shy of the cycle in the game. The homer was his fourth of the year, giving him 30 RBI and 49 runs scored. The 26-year-old has fairly quietly put up a nice season at the dish, batting .298/.358/.400 after Saturday's win. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:25 pm
  • Murphy goes 3-for-4 with a solo homer
    Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a solo home run as the Nationals' offense went wild on Saturday.

    Advice: He walked as well. The Nationals racked up 17 hits and Murphy contributed his share. He continues to build his case for MVP of the National League. He is now batting .348/.391/.613 with 23 home runs, 88 RBI and 74 runs. He is on pace to set career bests in pretty much every stat except stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:18 pm
    10:05 am vs Col
     
  • Tyler Saladino still out with sore back
    Tyler Saladino is dealing with a sore back.

    Advice: Saladino wasn't in Saturday's lineup and it looks like he's iffy for Sunday as well. The 27-year-old has played a utility role for the White Sox this season, appearing at seven different positions. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:56 pm
    Player Note
    Tyler Saladino CWS - 2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Holt (oblique) getting the day off Saturday
    Brock Holt (oblique) is not in the Red Sox lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Holt has been battling oblique tightness for a few days now and was unable to finish Friday night's game. Despite the injury, Holt should be available off the bench on Saturday. Holt opened the year as Boston's starting left fielder but was moved to a utility role when the Red Sox called up top prospect Andrew Benintendi. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:24 pm
    Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Cesar Hernandez returns to Phillies lineup
    Cesar Hernandez (foot) has returned to the Phillies starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Hernandez fouled a ball off his foot earlier in the week and was forced to sit out a pair of games. He's back in the leadoff spot in the Phillies lineup for Saturday's showdown against Luke Weaver and the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:54 pm
  • Neil Walker returns to Mets lineup Saturday
    Neil Walker (back) has returned to the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: He sat out the previous four games due to stiffness in his lower back. The 30-year-old is hitting .279/.341/.470 with 22 homers and 54 RBI in 440 plate appearances on the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:00 am
  • Brock Holt leaves with left oblique soreness
    Brock Holt was forced to leave Friday's game against the Tigers with left oblique soreness.

    Advice: Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated that Holt only feels the injury when he throws. It wouldn't be surprising to see him rest on Saturday as a precautionary measure, though he could be available as a pinch hitter or runner off of the bench. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:59 am
    Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Panik scores three runs in win over Mets
    Joe Panik went 1-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored against the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: Panik singled in the third before coming around to score and was intentionally walked in a two-run seventh before later reaching on an error in a five-run eighth. The 25-year-old struggled miserably after returning from his concussion late last month, but he has shown some signs of progress in recent days by hitting .333 (10-for-30) with four doubles. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:26 pm
    6:05 pm vs Atl
     
  • Trea Turner logs three hits in win on Friday
    Trea Turner went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored as the Nationals topped the Braves 7-6 on Friday evening in Atlanta.

    Advice: The impressive rookie infielder continues to be a spark plug atop the Nationals lineup, slashing .328/.348/.550 with three homers, 17 RBI and 11 stolen bases in only 143 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:39 pm
    Player Note
    Trea Turner Was - 2B,OF
    10:05 am vs Col
     
  • Rays place Nick Franklin on concussion DL
    Rays placed INF/OF Nick Franklin on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Franklin suffered a head injury on Wednesday when he was hit by the backswing from Kevin Kiermaier while standing in the on-deck circle. While he passed all of his concussion tests and was cleared to play on Friday, something clearly wasn't right when he entered as a defensive replacement, lasting only two innings before leaving the game himself. At this point, there's no clear timetable for his potential return. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:36 pm
    Player Note
    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Nick Franklin (head) leaves game on Friday
    Nick Franklin (head) was removed from Friday's game against the Rangers.

    Advice: Franklin, who passed concussion tests and was available off of the bench, entered the game when Kevin Kiermaier was lifted with a hip injury. He was replaced himself just two innings later though, and no reason has been given for the departure. There's a good chance that the issue could be related to the head injury he sustained on Wednesday when he was struck inadvertently by a teammate's backswing. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:46 pm
    Player Note
    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Brett Lawrie to resume rehab on Friday
    Brett Lawrie (hamstring, knee, quad) will resume his rehab assignment on Friday.

    Advice: Lawrie is on the DL with a hamstring injury but has also had a knee and more recently a quad issue delay his return. He's game-ready again, though, and should be activated before long if he can avoid another setback. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:39 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • X-ray on Cesar Hernandez's foot is negative
    An X-ray on Cesar Hernandez's right foot came back clean.

    Advice: Hernandez fouled a ball off his foot earlier this week and will sit out a second straight game Friday. He's considered day-to-day. Emmanuel Burriss is filling in at second base. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:38 pm
  • Nick Franklin passes concussion tests
    Nick Franklin passed concussion tests again Friday and is available off the bench.

    Advice: Franklin was pulled from Wednesday's game with a head injury, but he'll be fine. He's batting .295/.368/.516 with four homers in 33 games with the Rays this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:21 pm
    Player Note
    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Daniel Murphy getting a day off Friday
    Daniel Murphy is absent from the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just getting a routine day off. The Nats have Trea Turner at second base and Clint Robinson at first. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:58 pm
    10:05 am vs Col
     
  • Ryan Goins recalled from Triple-A
    Blue Jays recalled INF Ryan Goins from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Goins is batting just .172/.211/.301 this season at the major league level. He'll provide infield depth with Josh Donaldson (thumb) banged up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:53 pm
    Player Note
    Ryan Goins Tor - 2B,SS
    Not Active
    10:07 am vs Min
     
  • Aaron Hill (forearm) reaches twice in return
    Aaron Hill (forearm) singled and drew a walk in his return to action Thursday.

    Advice: Hill didn't play for a couple days due to some forearm tightness, but he should be fine. He's batting just .234/.298/.299 since joining the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:12 am
    Player Note
    Aaron Hill Bos - 2B,3B
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Cano cracks solo home run in loss to Angels
    Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Cano whacked a solo home run off Angels starter Matt Shoemaker in the first inning for his lone hit of the game. The dinger was his 27th of the season and pushed his RBI total to 75. The 27 homers are the most he has hit since he launched the same number with the Yankees in 2013. With about a month-and-a-half remaining in the season, the star second baseman needs six more home runs to tie the career-best 33 he notched four seasons ago. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:30 pm
  • Dozier launches 27th homer against Royals
    Brian Dozier hit his 27th home run of the year in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Dozier greeted Royals starter Dillon Gee rudely, homering to lead off the game. Little did Dozier and company know it would be the only run they would get against Gee and the Royals bullpen on the evening. Dozier is riding a nine-game hitting streak during which he's homered five times with 10 RBI and nine runs scored. His speed has disappeared -- Dozier's eight steals would be the lowest of his career -- but everything else is working for the 29-year-old, who's hitting .267/.341/.531 with 73 RBI and 73 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:45 pm
  • Cesar Hernandez dealing with right foot issue
    Cesar Hernandez missed Thursday's win over the Dodgers with a right foot injury.

    Advice: Hernandez fouled a ball off his foot earlier this week and is still feeling the effects. He was in the Phillies' original starting lineup for Thursday night but was scratched just before first pitch. Taylor Featherston filled in and went 1-for-4 with an RBI double. Hernandez is day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:56 pm
  • Neil Walker still out with lower back stiffness
    Neil Walker (back) is out for Thursday's game against the Giants.

    Advice: Walker was hoping to return Thursday after missing the previous two games with lower back stiffness but instead he'll get another night off. T.J. Rivera will draw the start at second base while batting second against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. Walker remains day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:22 pm
  • Cesar Hernandez a last-minute scratch Thursday
    Cesar Hernandez was a late scratch Thursday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: The reason for his absence is unknown. Taylor Featherston will sub in for Hernandez at second base and bat eighth against Dodgers right-hander Ross Stripling. The Phillies should have an update on Hernandez's status after the game. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:16 pm
  • Brett Lawrie suffers quad injury in rehab game
    Brett Lawrie (hamstring, knee) left Wednesday's rehab game for Double-A Birmingham with a sore quad.

    Advice: Lawrie was close to returning from a strained hamstring but this will obviously push back his timetable. It's unclear if Lawrie's injury is of the day-to-day variety or something more serious. Tyler Saladino will continue to fill in at second base for the White Sox. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:07 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Neil Walker (back) hopes to play Thursday
    Neil Walker (back) hopes to play Thursday.

    Advice: Walker was scratched from the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday after experiencing lower back stiffness and he also sat out Wednesday, but it's nothing serious. The second baseman is also awaiting the birth of a child and could go on paternity leave sometime this weekend. He's been on fire offensively this month, batting .397/.435/.672 with five home runs in 62 plate appearances since August 1. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:52 am
  • Brock Holt goes 3-for-3 against Orioles
    Brock Holt went 3-for-3 with a double as the Red Sox's third baseman on Wednesday.

    Advice: Shaw hadn't started at third base all season until Aug. 7. Now he's done so on back-to-back days, in large part because Hanley Ramirez is away and Travis Shaw is playing first. Still, Holt makes more sense at third than Aaron Hill against a left-hander and there's a decent chance he'll outproduce Shaw the rest of the way. He should remain a factor at the hot corner. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:51 pm
    Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Coghlan hits disabled list with rib injury
    Cubs placed OF Chris Coghlan on the 15-day disabled list with a right rib contusion.

    Advice: Coghlan suffered the injury in a collision during the first game against the Brewers in Tuesday's doubleheader. There is no current timetable for his return. In 78 games, the veteran outfielder was hitting just .165/.261/.288, so this isn't exactly a killer blow to the Cubs beyond mere depth. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:08 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Coghlan ChC - 2B,3B,OF
    15-Day DL
    1:05 pm @LAD
     
  • Nick Franklin exits with apparent head injury
    Nick Franklin was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Padres with an apparent head injury.

    Advice: He was struck in the helmet by the backswing of Kevin Kiermaier while waiting in the on-deck circle in the bottom of the first inning. Franklin drew a walk and scored the game's first run, but Tim Beckham took over at second base in the top of the second. Franklin is probably going to be put through MLB's concussion protocol. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:39 am
    Player Note
    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Hou
     
  • LeMahieu scores three times as Rox best Nats
    DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-3 with a triple, a two-run home run and three runs scored as the Rockies topped the Nationals 6-2 on Tuesday.

    Advice: No one this side of the equator (sorry, that disqualifies you, Michael Phelps) is as hot as LeMahieu these days. The 28-year-old is now hitting .548 (17-for-31) with two home runs, five RBI and eight runs scored during an eight-game hitting streak, running his overall line to .342/.415/.498. LeMahieu is also fourth in the National League with 79 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:05 pm
    Day-to-Day
    10:05 am @Was
     
  • Perez hits 10th homer in loss against Cubs
    Hernan Perez went 2-for-4 with his 10th home run of the season in Tuesday's nightcap against the Cubs.

    Advice: Perez hit what seemed like a meaningless homer with two outs in the ninth inning of a four-run game, but the Brewers put together a small rally to bring the tying run to the plate before Aroldis Chapman snuffed out the comeback attempt. The homer was the 10th for Perez in what is shaping up to be a breakout year for the 25-year-old. He's hitting .286/.312/.456 with 21 steals to go along with those 10 homers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:02 pm
    Player Note
    Hernán Pérez Mil - 2B,3B,OF
    4:10 pm vs Pit
     
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