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  • Mariners recall Mike Freeman from AAA
    Mariners recalled INF/OF Michael Freeman from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Freeman will give the Mariners some position player depth while Kyle Seager recovers from a bruised foot. The 29-year-old is 2-for-15 in his career at the MLB level. Rotoworld.com 32 minutes ago
  • Mariners DFA left-hander Wade LeBlanc
    Mariners designated LHP Wade LeBlanc for assignment.

    Advice: LeBlanc had registered a 4.50 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 41/9 K/BB ratio in 50 innings (eight starts, three relief appearances) for the Mariners. He could have some appeal on waivers as a long reliever or swingman. Rotoworld.com 37 minutes ago
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  • Molitor: Joe Mauer again having quad issues
    Twins manager Paul Molitor confirmed Thursday that Joe Mauer is again having quad issues.

    Advice: It's the reason Mauer was out of the lineup Wednesday and will sit again Thursday. He injured the quad last week while running the bases in Atlanta and could need a couple more games off, though Molitor said he's not ruling Mauer out for Friday night's series opener on the road against the Blue Jays. Trevor Plouffe is playing first base on Thursday versus the Tigers with Eduardo Escobar at third. Rotoworld.com 44 minutes ago
    Day-to-Day
    10:10 am vs Det
     
  • Hector Santiago (thumb) expected back Wed.
    Hector Santiago (thumb) is expected to return to the Twins' rotation next Wednesday in Cleveland.

    Advice: Santiago had to be scratched from his scheduled start this Friday night against the Blue Jays because of a bruised left thumb. He has an awful 10.89 ERA in 19 innings (four starts) for the Twins since being acquired from the Angels at the August 1 trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:58 am
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  • Iglesias (hamstring) could be activated Fri.
    Jose Iglesias (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: Iglesias is 4-for-12 with a homer in three rehab games with Triple-A Toledo. The shortstop has been sidelined since August 12 because of a left hamstring strain. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday that he plans to keep Erick Aybar active even when Iglesias returns, for what it's worth. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:54 am
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  • Mauer absent from Twins' lineup again Thurs.
    Joe Mauer is out of the Twins' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Tigers.

    Advice: Mauer didn't play Wednesday either and could be dealing with another flareup of quad soreness. Trevor Plouffe is at first base and Eduardo Escobar is at third. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:28 am
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  • Red Sox recall Marco Hernandez from AAA
    Red Sox recalled INF Marco Hernandez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: He'll provide depth for the Boston bench with Andrew Benintendi (knee, ankle) landing on the disabled list Thursday. Hernandez is 13-for-44 this year in the majors. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:21 am
  • Sandy Leon out of Red Sox lineup Thursday
    Sandy Leon is out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Rays.

    Advice: Bryan Holaday will start at catcher and bat ninth in the finale at Tropicana Field. It's just a routine day off for Leon, who's been one of the best stories of the second half. He's sitting on a ridiculous .369/.425/.618 season slash line in 176 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:16 am
  • Mike Minor (shoulder) shut down for season
    Mike Minor (shoulder) has officially been shut down for the year.

    Advice: Minor had another setback with his troublesome left shoulder in a rehab start Friday with Triple-A Omaha and Royals GM Dayton Moore confirmed Wednesday that the 28-year-old southpaw has simply run out of time. Minor hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2014, and he hasn't been effective since 2013. Kansas City owes him $4 million next year. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:26 am
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  • Braves add Brandon Snyder from AAA level
    Braves purchased the contract of 3B/1B Brandon Snyder from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Snyder was designated for assignment by Atlanta just a few weeks ago, but he's getting called back to fill the roster spot left vacant by Wednesday night's Jeff Francoeur trade. Snyder, 29, owns a poor .232/.272/.420 career batting line in 107 games at the MLB level. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:17 am
  • Jordan Zimmermann (lat) set for rehab outing
    Jordan Zimmermann (lat) is set to begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Zimmermann received clearance after making it through another bullpen session on Wednesday. The right-hander has been out since August 6 with a strained lat muscle and may require multiple rehab outings. He had allowed 32 runs -- 29 earned -- over his last 31 innings with Detroit, ballooning his season ERA to 4.44. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:05 am
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am @Min
     
  • Gurriel (hamstring) lines out as pinch-hitter
    Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) lined out as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Gurriel was held out of the Astros' starting lineup for the third straight game due to tightness in his right hamstring. It's something he came down with in his major league debut Sunday versus the Orioles. Gurriel should be ready to rock for the opening of a three-game weekend series Friday night against the Rays. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:55 am
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  • 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 Today, 5:45 am
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
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  • Soler (leg) returns with a 2-for-3 on Wed.
    Jorge Soler (leg) went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in his return to action Wednesday.

    Advice: Soler was out a handful of days after fouling a ball off his leg over the weekend. The double was his seventh of the season. He's slashing .246/.328/.440 in 65 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:43 am
  • Jake Lamb goes 3-for-6, homers
    Jake Lamb went 3-for-6 with a homer and scored the winning run in the 11th as the Diamondbacks edged the Braves 10-9 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Lamb doubled, advanced to third on a wild pitch and then scored the winning run on Brandon Drury's sac fly. The homer in the fifth inning was his 25th of the year. He has five hits the last two days to snap out of an ugly 2-for-46 slump. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:37 pm
  • Julio Teheran gives up six runs to Arizona
    Julio Teheran was charged with six runs in six innings Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Teheran's stuff hasn't looked particularly crisp since he came off the disabled list last week, and it's worth wondering if he can recapture his first-half success before the season ends. He allowed 11 hits in all tonight, two of them homers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:48 pm
  • Zack Greinke gives up four runs to Braves
    Zack Greinke allowed four runs over six innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Braves.

    Advice: Greinke picked up his 2,000th career strikeout in an otherwise unmemorable outing. He's given up four runs on seven occasions this year after doing so just twice in 2015. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Rich Hill goes six scoreless in Dodgers debut
    Finally making his Dodgers debut, Rich Hill earned a win after shutting out the Giants for six innings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hill allowed five hits, all of them singles, and walked none to outduel Johnny Cueto in what ended up being a 1-0 game. He came out after 81 pitches, which seemed appropriate after his lengthy DL stint due to a blister. The veteran left-hander should be able to throw closer to 100 pitches next time out against the Rockies. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Justin Turner hits 24th homer
    Justin Turner went 2-for-3 and homered to account for the only run in the Dodgers' win over the Giants on Wednesday.

    Advice: Turner is up to 24 homers in 485 plate appearances this year. For the Mets in 2011, he had four homers in 487 plate appearances. Legitimately one of the NL's best players the last three years, Turner is going to be a fascinating free agent this winter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Miggy collects four hits and homer vs. Twins
    Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Tigers to a 9-4 victory over the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: His solo blast in the first inning opened the scoring. He then contributed an RBI double in the third inning before adding another double and a single. The future Hall of Famer is batting .313/.386/.552 with 28 home runs, 80 RBI, and 71 runs scored in 124 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Boyd notches win in quality start vs Twins
    Matt Boyd struck out seven while yielding three runs in six innings to earn a win versus the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: It wasn't always pretty as he served up home runs to Robbie Grossman and Brian Dozier. Luckily they were both solo blasts that didn't do excessive harm. The win boosts his record to 5-2 with a 3.98 ERA after 13 starts and two relief appearances. His 64 to 24 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 74 2/3 innings at the age of 25 gives him some intrigue as a middle-of-the-rotation streamer with upside. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Duffey slammed for six runs in three innings
    Tyler Duffey lasted only three innings while getting pounded for six runs in a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He gave up seven hits and a walk while fanning two in the brief and unpleasant outing. Miguel Cabrera took him deep for a solo homer in the first inning. The biggest blow was a three-run shot by Justin Upton in his third and final frame. It is hard to imagine the Twins will continue to run him out there considering he has a brutal 6.24 ERA after 22 starts. That would be the worst ERA in the major leagues but he is a few innings shy of qualifying for that dishonor. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Jacob deGrom gives up five runs in loss
    Jacob deGrom surrendered five runs and 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: DeGrom has followed up a couple of awesome months with a pair of ugly starts the last six days. He gave up three homers tonight after allowing a total of 12 in 22 starts coming in. It doesn't seem like his stuff has fallen off suddenly, so let's assume he'll bounce back next time out when he faces the Marlins. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • 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 Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Machado finishes 4-for-6 with two-run bomb
    Manny Machado went 4-for-6 with a homer and four total RBI to lead the Orioles over the Nationals 10-8 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Machado's two-run bomb in the first inning set the tone for the high-scoring night. He then added run-scoring singles in the second and eighth innings. The four hits raised his batting average to .306 in 494 at-bats. The home run was his 29th. Machado has scored 87 runs and driven in 78. He has yet to steal a base after swiping 20 last year, but that's kind of a side concern at this point for his fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Mets option Erik Goeddel back to Triple-A
    Mets optioned RHP Erik Goeddel to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Goeddel was just up for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals. He tossed 1 2/3 innings of two-run ball in the 8-1 loss. Goeddel has pitched to a 4.55 ERA in 29 1/3 innings at the major league level this season. Now back to Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Rich Hill (finger) activated from Dodgers DL
    Dodgers activated LHP Rich Hill from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Hill came over to the Dodgers from the A's before the trade deadline, but he had yet to actually start for them due to a blister on his left hand. That will be remedied on Wednesday evening when he toes the rubber against the Giants. The veteran southpaw last pitched on July 17. Prior to the burdensome injury, he held a 2.25 ERA across 14 starts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:38 pm
  • Twins to skip Santiago (thumb) on Friday
    Hector Santiago (thumb) has been scratched from his scheduled Friday start against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Santiago is dealing with a bruised left thumb. He was shelled by the Royals in his last start, but there has been no word that the thumb injury was the cause for the eight runs he surrendered over 4 2/3 frames. Pat Dean will start in his place on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:52 pm
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  • Gurriel (hamstring) remains out Wednesday
    Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) remains absent from the Astros' lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gurriel has now started just one of four games since joining the active major league roster on Sunday. He left his MLB debut with tightness in his right hamstring and is still apparently experiencing discomfort. This is probably a good time for a reminder that the Cuban slugger is 32 years old. Alex Bregman will start at third base again and bat second Wednesday versus Pirates ace Gerrit Cole. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:19 am
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  • Lamb's two-run double not enough for victory
    Jake Lamb went 2-for-4 with a two-run double in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Lamb drove in two with a ground rule double in the third inning. He finished the evening with a pair of two-baggers, giving him 24 for the season as a whole. In addition, Lamb is slashing a shiny .262/.338/.535 with 24 homers and 77 RBI across 409 at-bats. On the whole, it has been a brilliant breakout year for the 25-year-old infielder. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:42 pm
  • Mets recall Goeddel after Niese injury
    Mets recalled RHP Erik Goeddel from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Goeddel was just sent down on Saturday, but the Mets recalled him with Jon Niese landing on the disabled list due to a left knee injury. In 28 bullpen innings with the Mets this season, Goeddel held a 4.18 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 27/7 K/BB ratio. His is a serviceable filler arm out of the pen, but there is no fantasy intrigue here. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:56 pm
  • 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
  • Gurriel (hamstring) remains out Tuesday night
    Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) is out of the Astros' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Gurriel left his MLB debut on Sunday with right hamstring tightness and was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Monday. His status appears to be the same for Tuesday. Alex Bregman is starting at third base and batting second versus Pirates right-hander Ivan Nova. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:05 pm
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  • Hill (blister) to make Dodgers debut Wednesday
    Rich Hill (blister) will start Wednesday's game against the Giants.

    Advice: At long last, Hill is finally ready to make his Dodgers' debut after missing over a month with a painful blister. Hill has pitched brilliantly when healthy this year, providing a stellar 2.25 ERA over 14 starts. Ross Stripling was expected to lose his spot in the Dodgers' rotation upon Hill's return but he might stick around now that Scott Kazmir is dealing with back and neck issues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:57 am
  • Gurriel (hamstring) appears as pinch-hitter
    Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Monday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Gurriel exited his MLB debut on Sunday because of hamstring tightness, but he's expected to be back in the starting lineup Tuesday. The Astros don't have the DH available under National League rules, so look for him to either play third base or left field. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:41 am
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  • Gurriel available off bench Monday
    Yulieski Gurriel is available off the bench Monday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Gurriel left his MLB debut Sunday with some tightness in his hamstring, but it's not considered serious. The Astros don't have the DH available for their series against the Pirates, but Gurriel is likely to be back in the lineup Tuesday either at third base or in left field. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:52 pm
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  • Yulieski Gurriel not in Monday's lineup
    Yulieski Gurriel is not in Monday's lineup against the Pirates.

    Advice: Gurriel went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk in his MLB debut Sunday before leaving with tightness in his right hamstring. He's considered day-to-day and will sit with the DH unavailable under National League rules. He could get a start a third base during the series, but Alex Bregman is starting there Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:04 pm
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  • Justin Turner out of Dodgers lineup Monday
    Justin Turner is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup Monday afternoon against the Reds.

    Advice: Rob Segedin is starting at third base and batting eighth versus Reds right-hander Homer Bailey. This appears to be a routine day of rest for Turner, who's batting .320 with a 1.033 OPS so far in the second half. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:04 am
  • Gurriel leaves debut with hamstring tightness
    Yulieski Gurriel left his MLB debut against the Orioles with tightness in his right hamstring.

    Advice: After sitting through a lengthy rain delay, the right hamstring tightened up on the Cuban slugger. He's considered day-to-day for now, though Gurriel said that he'll be in the lineup on Monday night in Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:08 pm
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  • Mike Minor (shoulder) suffers setback
    Mike Minor left a rehab start on Friday with stiffness in his surgically-repaired left shoulder.

    Advice: It's unclear at this point how serious the setback is, but Royals general manager Dayton Moore said in a radio interview on 610 Sports Radio that it effectively rules Minor out as an option for the major league club in September. "We're not too optimistic that he's going to be in a position to help us this year based on some news we got after the game last night," Moore said. Minor hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014 due to shoulder problems. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:19 am
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
     
  • Jorge Soler scratched with sore leg
    Jorge Soler was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a sore leg.

    Advice: Soler fouled a ball off his leg during Saturday's game and is apparently still sore. Consider him day-to-day. Matt Szczur has assumed his spot in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:46 am
  • Zimmermann (lat) slated for rehab start Fri.
    Jordan Zimmermann (lat) is on track to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

    Advice: Zimmermann got through a simulated game Sunday with no issues and is slated for another bullpen session Wednesday. The veteran right-hander is expected to make three rehab starts for the Mud Hens, so he's still about three weeks away from rejoining the Tigers' rotation. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:09 am
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am @Min
     
  • Jose Iglesias (hamstring) set for rehab games
    Jose Iglesias (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Monday.

    Advice: He's slated to play at least four games for Toledo, putting him in line to return next weekend if all goes well. Iglesias has missed the last week and a half with a hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:05 am
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am @Min
     
  • Astros recall Yulieski Gurriel from Triple-A
    Astros recalled 3B Yulieski Gurriel from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Gurriel will make his major league debut in the designated hitter spot against the Orioles. Most of his playing time figures to come at third base, although he did make one start in left field in the minors. Alex Bregman might now see most of his starts in left. Gurriel batted an underwhelming .250/.262/.429 with two homers over 15 minor league games, but the 32-year-old has a seasoned bat and could hit the ground running with the Astros. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:29 am
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  • Astros to promote Yulieski Gurriel on Sunday
    Yulieski Gurriel will be recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Sunday.

    Advice: The Astros' free agent prize from Cuba is finally ready to make his big league debut. Gurriel mostly played third base during his 15-game stint in the minor leagues though he did make one start in left field. He'll serve as the DH in his debut Sunday against the Orioles. Gurriel hit .250 in the minors with two homers and 14 RBI in 56 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:13 pm
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  • Santiago battered again, this time by Royals
    Hector Santiago got knocked around again Saturday, giving up 11 hits and eight runs over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Santiago's issue on Saturday -- well, one of his issues -- was homers, as he served up three to Royals hitters. He's now given up seven home runs in four starts since joining the Twins, all losses. His struggles are in stark contrast to the run he was on before the trade, as Santiago had rattled off six straight wins prior to being dealt from the Angels. There's just not much nice to say about Santiago these days. The southpaw will carry a 10-8 record, 5.16 ERA and 1.40 WHIP into Friday's start against the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:03 pm
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    10:10 am vs Det
     
  • 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
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    10:10 am @TB
     
  • Mets option Erik Goeddel back to Triple-A
    Mets optioned RHP Erik Goeddel to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Goeddel was sent out to make room on the roster for Jim Henderson who is returning from the disabled list on Saturday. The 27-year-old registered a 4.18 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 27/7 K/BB ratio over 28 innings out of the Mets bullpen. He'll surely return once rosters expand in September. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:42 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
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    10:10 am @TB
     
  • Zack Greinke solid for seven innings
    Zack Greinke pitched seven innings and allowed two runs Friday against the Padres.

    Advice: Greinke bounced back nicely from the horrific start Sunday against the Red Sox. The quality of opponents likely had something to do with his last two results, but then, the Padres offense isn't so bad, at least for the top half of the order. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:49 pm
  • Wade LeBlanc earns win over Brewers
    Wade LeBlanc moved to 3-0 for the Mariners after allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday against the Brewers.

    Advice: LeBlanc yielded three homers, but he had sufficient support from the Mariners' offense to overcome it. It's likely that LeBlanc's status at the back of the Seattle rotation will be evaluated after each one of his starts. He should get another turn next week, but ideally, he'd be replaced by Taijuan Walker pretty soon. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:37 pm
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  • Julio Teheran gives up three runs in return
    Julio Teheran gave up three runs on six hits over five innings of work in his return to the Braves rotation on Friday.

    Advice: The Braves' ace walked three and struck out five on the night. The Nats pushed a run across in the first inning against him, then Teheran battled back to fire three scoreless innings before they scratched out another pair in his final inning of work. He appears fully recovered from his strained lat and fantasy owners should have no qualms about using him for Wednesday's matchup against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:29 pm
  • Hill (blister) expected to start next week
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday that Rich Hill (blister) is "penciled" into the rotation next week.

    Advice: We've heard that a few times before. Hill got through a simulated game on Thursday with no issues, so unless he has yet another setback with his blister it appears he'll finally make his Dodgers' debut sometime next week. He last started on July 17, when he was still a member of the Athletics. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:31 pm
  • Julio Teheran (lat) activated for Fri. start
    Braves activated RHP Julio Teheran from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Teheran will start on Friday against the Nationals. The righty first injured his lat nearly a month ago but has been cleared to return after allowing just one earned run while striking out five and walking none in a five-inning rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:42 am
  • Giants rock deGrom for eight runs in 5 IP
    Jacob deGrom was shelled in Thursday's 10-7 loss to the Giants, surrendering eight runs on 13 hits over five innings.

    Advice: After tossing three scoreless frames, deGrom ran into trouble and then some. He coughed up five runs in the fourth inning and another three in the fifth before his evening was mercifully ended. The start bumped his ERA from 2.30 to a still-respectable 2.73 mark. DeGrom also holds a 1.11 WHIP and 134/30 K/BB ratio across 22 starts. Thursday's result wasn't particularly appealing, but sometimes you just don't have it. He will try to rebound in a road date with the Cardinals next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:51 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
  • Duffey knocked out after 3 2/3 innings by KC
    Tyler Duffey wasn't long for Thursday's game, allowing five runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Royals.

    Advice: The outing was actually not as bad as it looked on paper, as four of the Royals' five runs came on one swing of the bat by Alex Gordon. Duffey allowed just one other hit and walked three before exiting, taking his ninth loss and snapping a three-game winning streak. Duffey will carry a 5.93 ERA into Wednesday's start against the Tigers as he looks to get back in the win column. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:35 pm
  • Turner homers in second straight versus Phils
    Justin Turner went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run against the Phillies on Thursday.

    Advice: Stop me if you've heard this one: Justin Turner is on fire. That's not a ginger joke, but rather a nod to the 31-year-old's recent stretch in which he's hit four homers in his last eight games, including two in a row. Turner now has 23 homers on the year -- 20 of which have come since June 7 -- and 72 RBI, batting .278/.345/.516 through 113 games. He's been an incredible find for the Dodgers these past three seasons. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:03 pm
  • Machado homers, drives in three versus Astros
    Manny Machado went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in a win over the Astros on Thursday.

    Advice: Machado swatted one of the Orioles' six homers on the evening. The dinger was his 27th of the season, giving him 72 RBI and 83 runs scored. He's cooled from his early season pace -- how could he not have, batting .334 with a 1.001 OPS through June -- but the 24-year-old is now hitting .304/.361/.552 overall. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:54 pm
  • Gurriel to start in left field Thursday night
    Yulieski Gurriel will start in left field Thursday for Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Well that's an interesting development. The expectation was that Gurriel would only play third base during his rehab assignment but it looks like the Astros are going to try him in the outfield. Gurriel has some outfield experience from his playing days in Cuba and got some reps there when he worked out for the Astros prior to signing. Moving Gurriel to the outfield full time would allow top prospect Alex Bregman to remain at third base. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:35 pm
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  • Miguel Cabrera knocks in run in victory
    Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-3 and drove in his 1,000th run as a Tiger in Thursday's 4-3 defeat of the Red Sox.

    Advice: Cabrera singled in a run as part of a three-run rally that gave the Tigers the lead in the eighth. He's driven in 1,000 runs in 1,337 games since joining the Tigers and 1,533 runs in 2,057 games overall. He's 52nd on the all-time RBI list and moving up steadily. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:53 pm
  • Matt Boyd holds Red Sox to one run
    Matt Boyd held the Red Sox to one run in six innings Thursday in a no-decision.

    Advice: Boyd took advantage of facing a tired lineup missing both David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia and avenged one of the worst outings of all-time; last July, in his only previous start against Boston, he gave up seven runs without retiring a batter. Boyd has a nice 2.06 ERA in seven starts and a relief appearance since the beginning of July. We don't think he'll keep it up, but he's been a big help to the Tigers of late. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:50 pm
  • Sandy Leon hits seventh homer
    Sandy Leon homered and drew a nine-pitch walk Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: The Red Sox have debated for two years whether Blake Swihart or Christian Vazquez would be their long-term catcher, but at this point, it's become realistic to think that Leon will be the starter on Opening Day next year. He's always been a fine defender, so it's not like he needs to keep hitting .382 to be a quality starter. Which is good, since he surely won't. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:43 pm
  • Teheran (lat) cleared to return Friday vs WSH
    Julio Teheran (lat) will be activated from the disabled list and start Friday versus the Nationals.

    Advice: As expected. Teheran allowed just one earned run while striking out five and walking none in a five-inning rehab start last Sunday with Triple-A Gwinnett. The 25-year-old right-hander was placed on the disabled list August 1 because of a lat strain. He owns a shiny 2.81 ERA, 0.965 WHIP, and 119/29 K/BB ratio in 134 2/3 innings this season with Atlanta. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:02 pm
  • Red Sox option Marco Hernandez to AAA
    Red Sox optioned INF Marco Hernandez to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Hernandez was only in the majors for a couple days this time around and did not see a plate appearance. He is 13-for-44 this season at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:28 am
  • Miguel Cabrera (biceps) goes 0-for-4
    Miguel Cabrera (biceps) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his return to the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Cabrera made an early exit from Monday's series opener against the Royals with a left biceps strain and he was held out of Tuesday's game. Maybe he should have taken one more day off. The veteran slugger is slashing .307/.381/.545 with 27 home runs and 77 RBI in 118 games this season for Detroit. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:30 am
  • Jorge Soler hits three-run homer
    Jorge Soler went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer against the Brewers on Wednesday.

    Advice: If not for Chris Coghlan's injury, Soler probably would have been on the bench for this one. However, he's been killing the ball since returning from the disabled list 12 days ago, and now that Coghlan is down, he's due more playing time against righties. It's time to pick him back up in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • 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
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    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
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  • Mauer dealing with minor quad issue
    Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Joe Mauer was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Braves due to a sore quad.

    Advice: Mauer's quad soreness is just thought to be minor, though, to the point where Molitor believes the long-time face of the Twins could be back in the lineup for Thursday's road date with the Royals. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:44 pm
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  • Rich Hill (blister) to throw sim game Thurs.
    Rich Hill (blister) is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Thursday in Arizona.

    Advice: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts expressed hope after the workout that Hill might return at some point during next week's home series against the struggling Giants, which runs from Tuesday to Thursday. Hill last started on July 17, when he was still a member of the Athletics. A pesky blister on his left hand has caused his stay on the disabled list to last for a month, with at least one more week yet to follow. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:20 pm
  • Mauer getting the day off Wednesday vs. ATL
    Joe Mauer is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Kennys Vargas will start at first base and bat fifth versus Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz. There is no DH available in the game at Atlanta's Turner Field. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:00 pm
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  • Joe Mauer smacks 10th home run Tuesday
    Joe Mauer went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: Mauer took Jose Ramirez deep in the eighth inning for his 10th dinger of the season. The first baseman is now batting .436 so far in August, pushing his season line up to a nice .284/.384/.417. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:04 pm
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  • Iglesias (hamstring) running on treadmill
    Jose Iglesias (hamstring) has been running on an anti-gravity treadmill for the last few days.

    Advice: The shortstop told reporters Tuesday that he's already feeling significant improvement in his left hamstring. Iglesias strained the hammy on August 11 and landed on the 15-day disabled list the next day. He could be ready for activation when first eligible. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:30 pm
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  • Zimmermann (lat) throws 20-pitch 'pen session
    Jordan Zimmermann (lat) threw a successful 20-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: He'll do a similar workout on Thursday before advancing to a simulated outing on Sunday. Zimmermann has been on the disabled list since August 6 because of a strained lat muscle. He probably won't be back in the Tigers' starting rotation until early September, even though his rehab appears to be moving swiftly. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:27 pm
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  • Turner (hand) returns to LAD lineup Tuesday
    Justin Turner (hand) is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Turner missed two games with a bruised right hand. He is starting at third base and batting third for the Dodgers on Tuesday night versus righty Vince Velasquez. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:48 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera (biceps) out of lineup Tuesday
    Miguel Cabrera (biceps) is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Royals.

    Advice: Cabrera made an early exit from Monday's game due to a left biceps strain. It's not considered serious, but the Tigers aren't going to rush him back into the lineup. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start in his place at first base. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:37 pm
  • Miggy Cabrera day-to-day with biceps strain
    Miguel Cabrera is day-to-day with a left biceps strain.

    Advice: Cabrera was forced to make an early exit from Monday's game after four innings and now we know why. It doesn't sound like a long-term issue, we should know more on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:50 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera exits with apparent injury
    Miguel Cabrera exited Monday's game against the Royals after four innings with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Well, that's no good. The exact reason for his exit isn't yet clear, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia replaced Cabrera at first base to begin the fifth inning. The Tigers should pass along an update soon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:25 pm
  • Zimmermann (lat) threw again Sunday
    Jordan Zimmermann (lat) threw for the third day in a row on Sunday, stretching out to 120 feet.

    Advice: But it does not sound like his return to the Tigers is imminent. "Right now, I don’t think there’s any plan to get him on the mound, at least not yet," manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Sunday evening. Zimmermann was placed on the disabled list August 6 with a strained lat muscle. That injury typically requires 4-6 weeks of rest and rehab for a starting pitcher. Rotoworld.com Aug 15, 8:47 am
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  • Red Sox recall Marco Hernandez from AAA
    Red Sox recalled INF Marco Hernandez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Hernandez is 13-for-44 (.295) this season at the major league level. He'll be a bench player for Boston. Rotoworld.com Aug 15, 7:47 am
  • Rich Hill (hand) moving his rehab to Arizona
    Rich Hill (blister) will travel to the Dodgers' spring training complex in Arizona this week.

    Advice: He had been scheduled to make a rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday, but that plan was scratched following a bullpen session Sunday at Dodger Stadium. Hill hasn't pitched in a game since July 17 -- when he was a member of the Athletics -- and is still experiencing problems with a severe blister on his left hand. The hope is that the dry air in Arizona will help the healing process. He is scheduled to face hitters in a simulated setting on Wednesday and Thursday, then the Dodgers will try to come up with a new timetable for his L.A. debut. Rotoworld.com Aug 15, 6:09 am
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