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  • Moustakas out Tuesday with hamstring injury
    Mike Moustakas is out of the Royals' lineup on Tuesday due to a hamstring injury.

    Advice: It's thought to be a minor issue, with Royals manager Ned Yost telling reporters that Moustakas could be back in action within a day or two. Ben Zobrist is getting the nod at third base Tuesday versus the Tigers. Today, 2:00 pm
  • Cubs activate David Ross off bereavement
    Cubs activated C David Ross off the bereavement list.

    Advice: Ross was excused from the Cubs over the weekend due to a death in family. He's back with them Tuesday. Today, 1:58 pm
  • Hanley won't play any more OF this season
    Hanley Ramirez won't play the outfield again this season.

    Advice: Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo made that announcement Tuesday. It's a non-issue right now with Hanley still sidelined by a sore right shoulder, but Lovullo just wanted to lay out that he's committed to Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Rusney Castillo as Boston's starting outfield. Hanley could get some starts at first base down the stretch. That's where he'll open the 2016 season. Today, 1:56 pm
    4:10 pm vs x NYY
  • Pirates call up OF Decker from Triple-A
    Pirates recalled OF Jaff Decker from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Decker will be used as a lefty bat off the bench after hitting .266/.370/.362 in 218 at-bats in Triple-A. He'll probably be behind Travis Snider in line for a spot on the Pirates' bench in the postseason. Today, 1:35 pm
  • Rays DFA former infield prospect Lee
    Rays designated INF Hak-Ju Lee for assignment.

    Advice: Lee was once considered a top-100 prospect, but the 24-year-old hit just .220/.303/.304 with three home runs and 27 RBI in 96 games this season for the Rays' Triple-A affiliate in Durham, North Carolina. Today, 1:32 pm
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    4:05 pm x @Bal
  • Yelich (knee, ankle) back in MIA lineup Tues.
    Christian Yelich (knee, ankle) is back in the Marlins' starting lineup Tuesday against the Braves.

    Advice: Yelich missed a bit of time with a bruised ankle and knee. He's batting second and starting in left field in his return Tuesday night versus Braves lefty Manny Banuelos. Today, 1:29 pm
  • White Sox recall Leury Garcia from Triple-A
    White Sox recalled INF/OF Leury Garcia from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Garcia last saw time with the White Sox in late July, when Emilio Bonifacio was sidelined with an oblique injury. He received six at-bats, picking up two hits. For a better sample size, he was hitting .298/.340/.395 with three homers, 31 RBI and 30 steals over 90 games for Triple-A Charlotte. With those wheels, he should be able to find work as a pinch-runner on the expanded roster. Today, 12:26 pm
    5:10 pm x @Min
  • White Sox recall Rob Brantly
    White Sox recalled C Rob Brantly from Double-A Birmingham.

    Advice: Brantly missed an early portion of the season with an avulsion fracture in his left thumb before the White Sox shuttled him off to work in the minors. While he's hit .310/.335/.483 working between Double and Triple-A this season, he hasn't seen major league action since 2013. In that campaign, he hit just .211/.263/.265 with the Marlins. Today, 12:21 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) out again Tuesday
    Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Ramirez has now missed five straight starts due to a sore right shoulder. The Red Sox don't need to place him on the disabled list at this point in this season, but it's unclear when he'll be ready to play again. It's a tricky spot for fantasy owners. Today, 12:10 pm
    4:10 pm vs x NYY
  • Twins call up Eric Fryer from Triple-A
    Twins purchased the contract of C Eric Fryer from Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Fryer was removed from the 40-man roster a month ago, but he's back to serve as a third catcher down the stretch. The 29-year-old is 3-for-18 (.167) with 11 strikeouts with the Twins this season. Today, 12:01 pm
  • Rockies recall Wilin Rosario
    Rockies recalled 1B Wilin Rosario from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Rosario slashed .273/.293/.426 in 69 games with the Rockies this season. He was sent down near the end of July, but sees another opportunity with the expansion of rosters. He hit five homers in 183 at-bats prior to his earlier demotion. Today, 10:27 am
    L, 6-4 vs ^ Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
  • CarGo not in lineup for first game of DH
    Carlos Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Brandon Barnes will start in right field. Look for CarGo to play in the nightcap. Today, 10:25 am
    L, 6-4 vs x Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
  • Red Sox purchase Leon's contract
    Red Sox purchased the contract of C Sandy Leon from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: The Red Sox designated Leon for assignment on July 20, but he passed through waivers unclaimed. He hit a paltry .180/.247/.191 in 102 plate appearances with the Sox in earlier cups of coffee. The 26-year-old catcher was hitting better at Triple-A, but not that much better. He doesn't figure to provide much offense at the major league level over the next month. Today, 9:53 am
  • Tigers recall catcher Bryan Holaday
    Tigers recalled C Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Holaday's just coming back from a dislocated left thumb suffered in the middle of August. The 27-year-old backstop will serve as an emergency third catcher for the Tigers. In limited duty with the big club at various points this season, he managed to collect 13 hits in 48 at-bats while driving in 12 runs. Today, 9:33 am
  • Blue Jays call up INF Kawasaki
    Blue Jays recalled INF Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Kawasaki has bounced back and forth from the majors to the minors a few times this season while batting 3-for-18 (.167) over 14 games with the Blue Jays. The fan favorite will serve as a backup infielder for the final month of the regular season. Today, 9:18 am
  • Astros recall INF Villar from Triple-A
    Astros recalled INF Jonathan Villar from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: The last of the Astros' first wave of September call-ups. Villar, 24, has batted .263/.317/.368 with one home run, seven RBI, and four steals over 38 games with the Astros this season. He'll serve as a backup infielder down the stretch. Today, 8:26 am
    5:10 pm vs x Sea
  • Mets activate OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis
    Mets activated OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Nieuwenhuis was placed on the disabled list about a month ago with a pinched nerve in his back, but he's healthy now and will serve as an extra outfielder the rest of the way. The 28-year-old has batted .203/.276/.392 with three homers and 12 RBI over 87 plate appearances with the Mets this season. Today, 7:54 am
  • Cubs call up OF Quintin Berry
    Cubs purchased the contract of OF Quintin Berry from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Fresh off signing with the Cubs last week, Berry will join the major league roster as a pinch-running specialist. The 30-year-old speedster is a perfect 30-for-30 in stolen base attempts during his career, which includes five steals in the postseason. Today, 7:41 am
  • Phils call up C Kratz from Triple-A
    Phillies purchased the contract of C Erik Kratz from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Kratz, who previously played with the Phillies from 2011-2013, returned to the organization in July on a minor league deal. He'll function as a third catcher down the stretch. Today, 7:00 am
  • Hanigan (calf) returns to Boston's lineup
    Ryan Hanigan (calf) went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout in his return to the lineup Monday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Hanigan missed two straight starts over the weekend due to right calf tightness, but he's doing better now. The 35-year-old will continue to share playing time with Blake Swihart as the BoSox play out the string. Today, 6:51 am
  • Yanks call up C Austin Romine
    Yankees purchased the contract of C Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Romine was removed from the 40-man roster back in April, but the Yankees needed a third catcher and an injury to Gary Sanchez opened the door for his return. The 26-year-old was batting .260/.311/.379 with seven home runs and 49 RBI over 92 games in Triple-A this season. Today, 5:48 am
  • Gonzalez delivers walk-off single in the 14th
    Adrian Gonzalez sent the Dodgers home winners with a walk-off RBI single in the 14th inning against the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: Gonzalez had the bases loaded with no outs against Yusmeiro Petit in the 14th, giving him numerous ways to win the game. He slapped a fly ball to deep left field to bring in the winning run. The first baseman finished 2-for-7. He also drilled a two-run home run off of Jake Peavy in the sixth inning. Gonzalez is batting .284/.355/.504 with 25 home runs and 78 RBI. Today, 12:43 am
  • Valencia knocks in three runs as A's beat LAA
    Danny Valencia doubled twice and knocked in three runs across four plate appearances as the Athletics took down the Angels 11-5 on Monday.

    Advice: Valencia hit a two-run double in the third inning, sparking a five-run outburst. He tacked on an RBI double in the fifth to make it a 6-3 game. The third baseman has hit safely in seven consecutive games and is now batting .299/.340/.525 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI in 263 plate appearances this season. Yesterday, 11:02 pm
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • Blackmon has 3 hits, steals his 36th base
    Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a walk, and a stolen base in Monday's 5-4 walk-off victory against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Blackmon led off the third inning with a triple and scored his only run of the ballgame. The outfielder heads into the final month with strong numbers, batting .292/.354/.465 with 15 home runs, 51 RBI, 73 runs scored, and 36 stolen bases. Yesterday, 9:23 pm
    L, 6-4 vs ^ Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
  • Pollock homers but D'Backs fall to Rockies
    A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Pollock increased the Diamondbacks' lead to 3-0 in the third inning, drilling a two-run homer to left field off of Chad Bettis. So continues a terrific season for the outfielder, batting .320/.372/.489 with 14 home runs, 58 RBI, 91 runs scored, and 33 stolen bases. Yesterday, 9:14 pm
    W, 6-4 ^ @Col; 5:40 pm @Col
  • Giants to acquire De Aza from Red Sox
    Giants acquired OF Alejandro De Aza and cash considerations from the Red Sox in exchange for LHP Luis Ysla.

    Advice: San Francisco was seeking some outfield help with Hunter Pence's (oblique) recovery dragging on and they snuck a deal in just before the deadline. The Orioles gave up on De Aza after he hit just .214/.277/.359 over 30 games, but he rebounded in Boston with a .292/.347/.484 batting line, four homers and three steals over 60 contests. De Aza should be an active fourth outfielder in San Fran until Pence returns. Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Giants talking to Red Sox about De Aza
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Giants are "still talking" to the Red Sox about Alejandro De Aza.

    Advice: Rosenthal notes that San Francisco "would prefer to add an infielder," but it's "possible" they wind up with De Aza. De Aza could offer them protection with Hunter Pence (oblique) still on the shelf and Angel Pagan's health status always shaky. The veteran outfielder has hit .292/.347/.484 in 60 games for the Red Sox. Yesterday, 3:04 pm
  • Yelich (knee, ankle) out again Monday night
    Christian Yelich (knee, ankle) is out of the Marlins' starting lineup Monday versus the Braves.

    Advice: Yelich singled as a pinch-hitter on Sunday against the Nationals, but he's still not ready to play a full game. The 23-year-old fouled a ball off his ankle last Wednesday and also has a bruised right knee. Derek Dietrich is in left field for Miami on Monday night. Yesterday, 12:22 pm
  • Hanley (shoulder) out again Monday vs. Yanks
    Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is out of the Red Sox lineup again on Monday night against the Yankees.

    Advice: Ramirez missed Boston's entire weekend series against the Mets with fatigue in his right shoulder. He's been bothered by several injuries throughout 2015 but has yet to spend a day on the disabled list. It's been a source of frustration for fantasy owners, and it's not clear how long this current absence is going to last. Yesterday, 12:19 pm
    4:10 pm vs x NYY
  • Bryan Holaday to join the Tigers on Tues.
    Bryan Holaday will join the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Holaday returned to the Triple-A Toledo lineup last week after a dislocated left thumb. He'll serve as an emergency third catcher for Detroit down the stretch. Kyle Ryan is also going to be a September 1 callup. Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Yelich (knee) hits pinch-hit single vs. Nats
    Christian Yelich (knee, ankle) hit a pinch-hit single in the Marlins' loss to the Nationals on Sunday.

    Advice: Yelich hadn't appeared in a game for the Fish since re-injuring his right knee and fouling a ball off his ankle last Wednesday. The 23-year-old outfielder should be ready to return to everyday action this week. Yesterday, 6:10 am
  • A.J. Pollock getting a day off Sunday
    A.J. Pollock is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off. Ender Inciarte is in center field in Pollock's place. Sunday, 9:18 am
    W, 6-4 ^ @Col; 5:40 pm @Col
  • Ryan Hanigan (calf) sitting out again Sunday
    Ryan Hanigan (calf) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed two straight starts with a tight calf, although it's not believed to be serious. Blake Swihart is catching in Hanigan's place again Sunday. Sunday, 7:05 am
  • Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) held out again
    Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed the entire weekend series versus the Braves due to fatigue in his left shoulder. Alejandro De Aza is in left field again in Ramirez's place. Sunday, 7:03 am
    4:10 pm vs x NYY
  • Moustakas doubles twice, drives in three
    Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI in Saturday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Moustakas worked an RBI double in the fourth, another RBI double in the fifth and an RBI single in the ninth. Of his last seven games, three have been of the three-hit variety. He also has a pair of two-hit games in that stretch. The recent hot streak has boosted his overall triple-slash to .285/.352/.452 with 15 homers and 59 RBI. Saturday, 6:44 pm
  • Ryan Hanigan scratched from Red Sox lineup
    Ryan Hanigan was scratched from the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: No reason given yet for the scratch. Blake Swihart will suit up again behind the plate and will catch for Joe Kelly on Saturday. Saturday, 12:03 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez remains out of Red Sox lineup
    Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Ramirez was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to fatigue in his left shoulder. Alejandro De Aza will start in his place in left field and bat eighth for the Red Sox against Jacob deGrom and the Mets on Saturday. Saturday, 9:32 am
    4:10 pm vs x NYY
  • Adrian Gonzalez goes 1-for-4 in return
    Adrian Gonzalez (knee) went 1-for-4 and scored a run in his return to action on Friday night.

    Advice: Gonzalez was forced to leave Thursday's contest after fouling a ball off of his left knee, but it turned out to be a very minor injury. The veteran slugger is having another terrific season, slashing .286/.359/.507 with 24 homers and 74 RBI. Saturday, 5:10 am
  • CarGo blasts another homer in losing effort
    Carlos Gonzalez blasted his 31st home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough for the Rockies to overcome the Pirates.

    Advice: His solo shot in the sixth inning tied the score at 3-3 but would wind up being the extent of the Rockies offense. After an absolutely miserable start to his season, Gonzalez is hitting .299 (75-for-251) with 27 homers and 59 RBI in his last 69 games. Friday, 7:30 pm
    L, 6-4 vs x Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
  • David Ross expected to return on Sunday
    David Ross is expected to return from the bereavement list and rejoin the Cubs on Sunday.

    Advice: Ross is away from the team due to a death in the family. That means that Jon Lester will have to go without his regular catcher on Saturday and throw to Miguel Montero instead. Friday, 6:06 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez battling shoulder fatigue
    Hanley Ramirez was scratched from the Red Sox' lineup Friday due to right shoulder fatigue.

    Advice: It's yet another new ailment for Ramirez, who has somehow managed to avoid the disabled list this season despite a host of different maladies. Jackie Bradley took his spot in left field. Friday, 2:18 pm
    4:10 pm vs x NYY
  • Hanley Ramirez scratched from lineup Friday
    Hanley Ramirez was scratched from the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's unclear what the reasoning is for the scratch, but Ramirez has had a foot issue recently. The Red Sox should have more on his status shortstop. Jackie Bradley took his spot in left field. Friday, 1:58 pm
    4:10 pm vs x NYY
  • Charlie Blackmon not playing Friday
    Charlie Blackmon is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's on the bench with the Pirates starting Francisco Liriano. Brandon Barnes is in center field in Blackmon's place. Friday, 12:35 pm
    L, 6-4 vs ^ Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
  • Christian Yelich re-tweaks right knee
    Christian Yelich didn't play Thursday because he re-injured his right knee and also fouled a ball off his ankle on Wednesday.

    Advice: Yelich just returned from the disabled list on Tuesday after missing the last two weeks with a bruised right knee. It doesn't seem at this point that the Marlins are viewing it as a serious setback, but expect them to be cautious with Yelich over the next few days. Friday, 7:26 am
  • Moustakas collects three hits as Royals roll
    Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Royals outlasted the Orioles 5-3 on Thursday.

    Advice: Moustakas also scored a run in the contest. After a small slump coming out of the All-Star break, Moustakas has really picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks. With his three-hit attack he's now hitting .283/.350/.449 with 56 RBI on the year. Thursday, 4:50 pm
  • Yelich (knee) out of Thursday's MIA lineup
    Christian Yelich is out of Thursday's lineup against the Pirates with a bruised knee.

    Advice: Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald notes that he's not even taking batting practice, so this situation is worth watching. Derek Dietrich will start in left field while Ichiro Suzuki will play right. Thursday, 1:16 pm
  • Adrian Gonzalez (knee) '100 percent' for Fri.
    Adrian Gonzalez (knee) said he's "100 percent" certain he'll be able to play Friday.

    Advice: Gonzalez made an early exit from Thursday's series finale in Cincinnati after fouling a ball off his left knee, but he only suffered a small bruise. Los Angeles opens a big weekend series against the Cubs on Friday night. Thursday, 1:00 pm
  • Adrian Gonzalez day-to-day with knee bruise
    Adrian Gonzalez left Thursday's game against the Reds after fouling a ball off his left knee.

    Advice: Scott Van Slyke took over at first base for the Dodgers. Gonzalez grounded out in the first inning and struck out in the third. He's considered day-to-day with a contusion. Thursday, 10:56 am
  • Mike Moustakas hits 15th homer
    Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer against the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Advice: Moustakas has four homers in six games, bringing his season total to 15 homers and 54 RBI in 430 at-bats. Last year, he finished with 15 homers and 54 RBI in 457 at-bats. The big difference this year is that he's hitting .279, compared to .212 last year. Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • Ross placed on family medical emergency list
    Cubs placed C David Ross on the family medical emergency list.

    Advice: Ross could be away from the team for 3-to-7 days. The Cubs will be just fine without him, with starter Miguel Montero and Kyle Schwarber able to handle catching duties as well. Matt Szczur was recalled to take Ross' roster spot. Wednesday, 4:04 pm
  • CarGo (knee) back in Rockies' lineup Wed.
    Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is back in the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Braves.

    Advice: Gonzalez missed Tuesday's game after making an early exit Monday with a nagging right knee injury. He will start in right field and bat third in his return Wednesday. Wednesday, 1:59 pm
    L, 6-4 vs x Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
  • Holaday (thumb) already back from AAA DL
    Bryan Holaday (thumb) has already been activated from the disabled list at Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Holaday only missed a week with a dislocated left thumb. The 27-year-old could join the Tigers as an emergency third catcher when rosters expand on September 1. Wednesday, 1:23 pm
  • Carlos Gonzalez (knee) available off bench
    Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is "definitely available" off the bench Tuesday.

    Advice: He didn't start the game after exiting Monday's contest with a nagging right knee injury. The knee has bothered CarGo off and on for a few weeks but this is the first time he's missed a game because of it. "He's day to day, but he's definitely available," Weiss said. "I don't anticipate it being a major deal." Tuesday, 5:30 pm
    L, 6-4 vs x Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
  • Hanley confirms he's moving to 1B next year
    Hanley Ramirez acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that he is moving to first base next year.

    Advice: The first directive from new Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski, perhaps? Hanley was spotted taking grounders and making throws on Tuesday afternoon in Chicago and said after the workout that he could begin seeing starts at first base down the stretch this season. "I'm looking forward to it," said Hanley, who has been a disaster in left field. Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Rusney Castillo make up the outfield of the future in Boston. Tuesday, 2:49 pm
    4:10 pm vs x NYY
  • Hanley Ramirez taking grounders at first base
    Hanley Ramirez took grounders and made throws at first base on Tuesday afternoon.

    Advice: Hanley has been a huge disappointment defensively in his first year as an everyday outfielder. An eventual move to first base makes sense for the former shortstop with Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Rusney Castillo lined up as Boston's outfield of the future. Ramirez is under contract with the Red Sox through 2018. Tuesday, 1:29 pm
    4:10 pm vs x NYY
  • Yelich (knee) activated from disabled list
    Marlins activated OF Christian Yelich from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Yelich ended up missing the minimum 15 days with a right knee contusion and didn't even require a minor league rehab assignment. The 23-year-old is batting .275/.343/.376 with six home runs, 29 RBI, and 14 steals over 92 games this season. Tuesday, 12:23 pm
  • Valencia homers to cap off big fifth inning
    Danny Valencia had two hits in five at-bats, including a two-run home run, as the Athletics defeated the Mariners on Monday.

    Advice: Valencia capped of the Athletics' seven-run fifth inning with a two-run home run off of Hisashi Iwakuma. It's his 12th of the season and his fifth in only 15 games since joining the Athletics from the Blue Jays. Monday, 10:37 pm
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • Moustakas homer sends Royals past Orioles
    Mike Moustakas hit a game-tying two-run home run, allowing the Royals to come back to win against the Royals on Monday.

    Advice: Moustakas, who finished 1-for-4 on the evening, turned a 3-1 deficit into a 3-3 tie when he slugged a Ubaldo Jimenez offering to right-center for his 14th home run of the season. The third baseman has homered in three of his last four games, continuing to hit in what has been a breakout age-26 season. Moustakas is hitting .274/.341/.432 with 51 RBI along with the 14 round-trippers. Monday, 8:02 pm
  • Blackmon homers, but Rocks fall to Braves
    Charlie Blackmon homered in a losing effort, finishing 2-for-4 against the Braves on Monday.

    Advice: Blackmon gave the Rockies an early 1-0 lead with a solo home run to right field off of Julio Teheran, but the lead wouldn't last long. The homer extended the outfielder's hitting streak to 10 games. He's turned in a solid year for the woebegone Rockies, hitting .292/.356/.468 with 15 home runs, 49 RBI, and 33 stolen bases. Monday, 7:11 pm
    L, 6-4 vs ^ Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
  • Carlos Gonzalez day-to-day with sore knee
    Carlos Gonzalez left Monday's game versus the Braves with right knee soreness.

    Advice: It's the same thing that forced him from a game last week. It didn't cost him any starts last week and the Rockies are listing Gonzalez day-to-day for the time being. The slugger was hitless in two plate appearances before exiting. Monday, 6:06 pm
    L, 6-4 vs x Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
  • Yelich (knee) aiming to return on Tuesday
    Christian Yelich (knee) is hopeful of being activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, the first day he's eligible.

    Advice: It's a surprise, as just a couple days ago Yelich wasn't cleared to run yet. He made nice progress over the weekend, though, and will shag some flies prior to Monday's game in hopes of being activated on Tuesday. The young outfielder has been out with a right knee contusion. Aug 24, 1:35 pm
  • Cubs sign Quintin Berry to minors contract
    Cubs signed OF Quintin Berry to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Berry was cut loose from the Triple-A affiliate of the Red Sox earlier this month after batting just .228/.329/.287 in 106 games. The 30-year-old outfielder is nothing more than organizational depth for the Cubs. Aug 24, 10:45 am
  • Carlos Gonzalez smashes 30th homer in loss
    Carlos Gonzalez smashed his 30th home run of the season as the Rockies fell to the Mets on Sunday.

    Advice: He finished the day 1-for-4. His fourth inning blast off Logan Verrett was the lone run that the Rockies would muster in the ballgame. He has been on an absolute tear over his last 65 games, and is now slashing .273/.333/.544 with 30 long balls and 71 RBI on the season. Aug 23, 4:05 pm
    L, 6-4 vs x Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
  • Moose drives in four, KC grabs comeback win
    Mike Moustakas finished 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in the Royals' 8-6 comeback win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

    Advice: Moustakas hit an RBI double in the fourth inning, a solo shot in the sixth inning, and then drove in two more runs with another RBI double in the Royals' big four-run ninth inning. "Moose" is batting .274/.342/.426 with 13 homers, 23 doubles, and 49 RBI on the season for the Royals, who hold a massive 13-game lead in the American League Central standings. Aug 23, 2:38 pm
  • Danny Valencia dealing with knee tendinitis
    Danny Valencia has been diagnosed with tendinitis in his right knee.

    Advice: The thought had been that he was dealing with a hamstring issue, but apparently it's a knee problem. Valencia is in Sunday's lineup and will attempt to play through the injury, although he'll surely see plenty of days off. Aug 23, 12:17 pm
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • Danny Valencia (hamstring) back in lineup
    Danny Valencia (hamstring) is back in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Valencia has been dealing with a hamstring ailment for over a week, even undergoing an MRI Saturday. Evidently the exam came back well, as he's ready to give it a go. Aug 23, 11:24 am
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • A.J. Pollock getting a day off Sunday
    A.J. Pollock is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest. Ender Inciarte is handling center field while Pollock sits. Aug 23, 8:46 am
    W, 6-4 ^ @Col; 5:40 pm @Col
  • Hanley Ramirez sitting out on Sunday
    Hanley Ramirez is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off. Jackie Bradley is in left field while Ramirez rests. Aug 23, 7:30 am
    4:10 pm vs x NYY
  • Danny Valencia (hamstring) will have an MRI
    Danny Valencia (hamstring) is not in the Athletics starting lineup Saturday against the Rays.

    Advice: He's headed for an MRI on his injured hamstring. It sounds like he'll be out for a few days and perhaps longer if the MRI reveals anything serious. Brett Lawrie will handle third base in his absence. Aug 22, 4:08 pm
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • CarGo continues power surge
    Carlos Gonzalez was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and three runs scored against the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: CarGo's ridiculous power surge continues. After beginning the year with just four home runs through his first 49 games, he has 25 over his last 64 games. The 29-year-old is batting .272/.333/.539 overall on the year. Aug 21, 10:04 pm
    L, 6-4 vs x Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
  • Pollock fills up box score vs. Reds
    A.J. Pollock had a big night Friday against the Reds, going 4-for-5 with a solo homer, two stolen bases, and three runs scored.

    Advice: Pollock also had a single and a double. It's his second straight four-hit game. On the strength of a big August, his batting average is now up to .321 on the year, the highest it's been since June 13. He has been a fantasy monster all year long. Aug 21, 9:34 pm
    W, 6-4 ^ @Col; 5:40 pm @Col
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