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  • Cabrera (knee) strikes out as pinch hitter
    Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) struck out as a pinch-hitter Monday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Cabrera aggravated a left knee injury in a collision at first base on Sunday and was held out of the starting lineup on Monday. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to the lineup. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:02 am
  • Bedrosian still mulling over surgery
    Cam Bedrosian is still mulling over whether to have surgery to remove a blood clot in a small artery near his right armpit.

    Advice: The alternative would be treat the clot with blood-thinning medication and rest. He should make a final decision in the next few days. Either way, he's not expected to pitch again this season. Bedrosian has been a bright spot for the Angels this season, posting a 1.12 ERA and 51/14 K/BB ratio over 40 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:47 am
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs Cin
     
  • Logan Verrett likely to join Mets on Tue.
    Logan Verrett is likely to be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

    Advice: It's a logical move, as there's no immediate role for Rafael Montero after he threw 100 pitches over five scoreless innings on Monday. Verrett was optioned to Triple-A earlier this month after posting a 5.36 ERA and 59/40 K/BB ratio over 85 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:38 am
  • Reed leaves start due to back spasms
    Cody Reed left a start Monday with Triple-A Louisville due to back spasms.

    Advice: Fortunately, it had nothing to do with his arm. Reed was making his second start in Triple-A on Monday since he was demoted by the Reds after posting a 7.36 ERA over 10 starts. He should be fine for his next turn. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:35 am
    Not Active
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Steven Brault gives up three runs to Cubs
    Steven Brault gave up three runs -- two earned -- in four innings Monday in his start against the Cubs.

    Advice: Brault kept the Pirates in the game, which is all the team really could have been hoping for when they called him up before the game. He might get more starts in September, but the Pirates do have alternatives, including Drew Hutchison and Tyler Glasnow. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Javier Baez finishes 4-for-6
    Javier Baez had four hits in six at-bats in Monday's 13-inning game.

    Advice: He was twice thrown out at home plate, though neither was a miscue on his part. Baez entered the night with a .197/.227/.296 line in 71 at-bats during August. Still, his glove has been earning him a lot of playing time. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:25 pm
    New Player Note
    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    5:05 pm vs Pit
     
  • Josh Bell homers, walks twice
    Josh Bell homered and walked twice before being removed in a double switch Monday against the Cubs.

    Advice: If Clint Hurdle had it to do all over again, he surely would have left Bell in there. The rookie has been the team's best hitter since his recall 10 days ago, and the Pirates were playing short-handed on the bench tonight. It certainly wasn't worth taking Bell out when Hurdle made the move. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Matt Shoemaker strikes out seven in win
    Matt Shoemaker yielded two runs in seven innings Monday in a win over the Reds.

    Advice: Shoemaker struck out seven and walked none. It's the ninth time this year he's gone without walking a batter in a start. He deserves better than his 7-10 record and probably better than his 3.91 ERA; his FIP is about 2/5ths of a run lower. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Dan Straily gives up seven runs in loss
    Dan Straily was pounded for seven runs in 2 2/3 innings by the Angels on Monday.

    Advice: Straily has been a pretty great stopgap for the Reds this year, but he sure didn't have it tonight, giving up four homers to the 17 batters he faced. He had gone 10 straight starts without ever giving up four runs, much less four homers. He's now 10-7 with a 3.92 ERA. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • C.J. Cron goes 3-for-4, homers
    C.J. Cron finished 3-for-4 with a homer and a double Monday against the Reds.

    Advice: Cron went 1-for-11 in his first three games back from the DL, but he's hit in six in a row since. He should be an everyday player the rest of the way, making him a fringy mixed-league option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Jon Gray goes six scoreless in win
    Jon Gray struck out eight over six scoreless innings Monday in a defeat of the Dodgers.

    Advice: Just when it seemed like Gray was out of gas, he's come back with a couple of nice starts. He's struck out as many batters in his last two outings (18) as he did in his previous four. The Rockies will want to be careful for Gray in September, which could mean shutting him down a little early. He's currently slated to face the Diamondbacks on Sunday, but the Rockies have Thursday off and could shuffle their rotation some. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Jose Peraza exits game with facial contusion
    Jose Peraza exited Monday's game against the Angels with a facial contusion.

    Advice: Peraza was hit in the ear/jaw area by a pickoff throw at first base in the third inning. He was down on the ground for a while, but fortunately he didn't suffer any fractures. We should know more about his status on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Dillon Gee holds down Yankees in win
    Dillon Gee held the Yankees to one run over six innings in a victory Monday.

    Advice: Gee's rotation spot was in doubt for a spell, but then setbacks from Kris Medlen and Mike Minor took away Kansas City's alternatives. He's done pretty well his last three times out, allowing a total of five runs in 18 1/3 innings. He's still a risky play in AL-only leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Aaron Judge strikes out three times
    Aaron Judge fanned all three times he was up Monday against the Royals.

    Advice: Judge homered in his first two games and collected two hits in the third. Since then, he's 4-for-36 with no homers and a whopping 20 strikeouts. He'll definitely be good for a few more homers next month, but it remains to be seen whether he'll hit for average at all. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Pirates recall LHP Brault from AAA
    Pirates recalled LHP Steven Brault from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Brault will start in place of Gerrit Cole (elbow) in a tough matchup against the Cubs on Monday. The southpaw has made a pair of starts with the Pirates this season and owns a 3.91 ERA over 15 starts and one relief appearance in Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:07 pm
  • Alex Cobb (elbow) to start for Rays on Friday
    Alex Cobb (elbow) will make his return to the Rays' rotation Friday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The wait is finally over, as Cobb will make his first start in the majors since September 28, 2014. The veteran right-hander posted a 6.65 ERA over eight starts during his minor league rehab assignment and should be considered a wait-and-see option in fantasy leagues. The Rays are expected to use a six-man rotation in September. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:42 pm
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) out of lineup Monday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) is out of Monday's lineup against the Marlins.

    Advice: Cabrera exited Sunday's game after aggravating a left knee injury in a collision at first base. It's unclear when the NL Player of the Week will be ready to return to action. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:07 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera aggravates knee injury
    Asdrubal Cabrera exited Sunday's game versus the Phillies with a sore left knee.

    Advice: It looked like his arm was hurt in a collision at first base with Tommy Joseph, but apparently Cabrera aggravated the knee injury that recently cost him three weeks of action. The Mets could have more on his status after the game, but this could certainly be a disabled list situation. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:01 am
  • Asdrubal Cabrera exits game with arm injury
    Asdrubal Cabrera departed Sunday's game versus the Phillies with an apparent arm injury.

    Advice: Cabrera ran into Tommy Joseph at first base while legging out a bunt single and appeared to hurt his wrist and/or forearm. He initially stayed in but was pulled after being in obvious pain while running to second base. The Mets should update Cabrera's status shortly. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:31 am
  • Alex Cobb (elbow) to start Friday or Saturday
    Alex Cobb (elbow) will rejoin the Rays' rotation on Friday or Saturday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Cobb has completed his rehab from Tommy John surgery, although his rehab assignment did not go smoothly. The right-hander posted a 6.65 ERA over eight starts and had to be shut down for a while last month due to arm fatigue. Fantasy owners would be wise to give him a start or two to see how he looks before considering activating him. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:16 am
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
     
  • Pirates to call up Steven Brault
    The Pirates will call up left-hander Steven Brault from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Monday against the Cubs.

    Advice: He'll start in place of Gerrit Cole, who is getting his elbow checked out on Sunday. Brault has made two starts with the Pirates this season and owns a 3.91 ERA with 10.2 K/9 and 4.4 BB/9 over 15 starts and one relief appearance in Triple-A. He can be avoided in fantasy leagues with this matchup. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:56 pm
  • Cabrera has three hits, homer in win over PHI
    Asdrubal Cabrera continued his hot hitting on Saturday against the Phillies by going 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk, and two runs scored.

    Advice: Cabrera has three homers over his last two games and is now up to 16 for the year, which is one more than his total from all of last season. The bleach-blonde infielder has been red-hot since returning from his knee injury, hitting .438 (14-for-32) over eight games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:22 pm
  • Cobb (elbow) makes latest rehab start
    Alex Cobb (elbow) allowed one run over four innings Saturday in his latest minor league rehab start with Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Cobb gave up five hits (including a home run) and walked none while striking out one. He threw 44 out of 58 pitches for strikes. It has been a long road back for the rehabbing right-hander, but his next start is expected to be in the majors. Cobb, who is making his way back from Tommy John surgery, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:57 pm
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
     
  • Aaron Judge not in Yankees lineup on Saturday
    Aaron Judge is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's showdown against the Orioles.

    Advice: Manager Joe Girardi indicated that it was nothing more than a regular day of rest for the rookie outfielder and that Judge would be back in the lineup on Sunday. Aaron Hicks is starting in his place in right field and will bat eighth against Dylan Bundy and the O's on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:10 am
  • Cabrera homers twice in win over Phillies
    Asdrubal Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate Friday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Cabrera launched a solo homer from the right side in the first inning before socking a two-run blast from the left side in the sixth. It was his fifth career multi-homer game. He’s now up to 15 homers on the year, which matches his total from all of last season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:28 pm
  • Shoemaker fires six scoreless frames in win
    Matt Shoemaker didn't have his strikeout stuff working but managed to cobble together six shutout innings in the Angels' 8-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: He fanned three while allowing just three hits and one walk. It has been an up-and-down year for Shoemaker but today was all up. His 8-13 record is not pretty but his 3.98 ERA is impressive considering how terribly he began the season. He has punched out 134 batters while walking just 30 in his 25 starts. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:35 pm
  • Gee yields three runs in 5 1/3 frames
    Dillon Gee was charged with three runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gee hung zeroes on the scoreboard until the 6th inning when all three runs scored. After getting the first batter out he allowed four consecutive singles to bring in two runs. He was then relieved by Peter Moylan, who gave up a sacrifice fly to let in the third run charged to Gee. The one bad inning spoiled what was shaping up to be an impressive outing. He now has a 5-7 record and 4.55 ERA with 80 strikeouts and 30 walks in 99 innings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Bedrosian diagnosed with blood clot in arm
    Cam Bedrosian (finger) has been diagnosed with a blood clot in his upper right arm.

    Advice: The blood clot was discovered in an angiogram. Bedrosian will visit a vascular specialist to determine his next course of action. The Angels placed him on the disabled list with right middle finger flexor tendinitis at the beginning of August. This new health complication compounds matters. His path forward should become more clear after he receives his additional medical checkup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:24 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs Cin
     
  • Cobb (elbow) to make one more rehab start
    Alex Cobb (elbow) will make one more minor league rehab start on Saturday.

    Advice: And then he should join the Rays' rotation for the final four weeks of the 2016 regular season. Cobb has registered a 7.64 ERA in seven rehab starts and doesn't look like a great fantasy option at the moment, but he could carry sneaky value into 2017 if his health cooperates. The 28-year-old right-hander hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2014 due to complications related to Tommy John surgery. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:57 pm
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Bos
     
  • Cabrera collects three more hits since return
    Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base Tuesday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Garcia now has two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in four games since being activated from the disabled list on August 19. He's 6-for-16 in those four games, raising his overall line to .260/.310/.414 with 13 homers, 35 RBI and 43 runs scored. The stolen base, swiped against the great Yadier Molina as part of a double steal, was just Cabrera's second on the year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:52 pm
  • Gray fans 10 over six innings against Brewers
    Jon Gray struck out 10 while allowing two runs over six innings against the Brewers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gray gave up just four hits and walked three, but he didn't factor in the decision. Even so, it was a promising turn for the 24-year-old, who hadn't struck out more than six in a game in his previous five starts before Tuesday. It's been an up and down year for the rookie, who owns a 4.61 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 142/46 K/BB ratio over 23 starts. Gray will next take on the Dodgers on Monday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:23 pm
  • Dan Straily shuts down Rangers over six
    Dan Straily held the Rangers off the scoreboard for six innings in Tuesday's 3-0 victory.

    Advice: He surrendered just three singles and two walks while recording five strikeouts. Straily looked like he was hitting a wall in June, but he's now gone 10 straight outings without allowing more than three runs. He boasts a 2.43 ERA since the beginning of July. Straily will try to keep it going the next time out in Anaheim. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:11 pm
  • Peraza stays hot with two hits, two steals
    Jose Peraza singled twice and stole a pair of bases in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: He's now an incredible 9-for-19 at the plate since being recalled last week. There's not really a spot for Peraza to get regular starts once Zack Cozart (Achilles) is ready, but he's certainly playing well enough to force the Reds to make a tough decision. Perhaps they'll bench Scott Schebler. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:58 pm
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Josh Bell starting at first base Monday
    Josh Bell will start at first base and bat sixth Monday against the Astros.

    Advice: Bell has now started back-to-back games at first base against right-handers. It appears that he'll get a chance to take away the starting first base job from the struggling John Jaso. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:48 pm
  • Peraza goes 4-for-6 with three runs scored
    Jose Peraza finished 4-for-6 with three runs scored in the Reds' loss to the Dodgers on Monday.

    Advice: He doubled twice and singled twice, scoring runs in the third, fourth, and sixth innings. Peraza is now 9-for-15 with three RBI and five runs scored since his return to the major leagues on Monday and has lifted his batting average to .301. He's also swiped 10 bases in 36 games. The versatile 22-year-old is capable of continuing to provide sneaky fantasy value down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 1:50 pm
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Peraza has three hits, homer in return
    Jose Peraza went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Peraza celebrated his return to the Reds -- he had been recalled earlier in the day -- with easily his best game as a major leaguer to date. Also of note, he started at shortstop in the game after working at the position in the minors following his August 2 demotion. There's a reason he was a second baseman coming up through the minors, but if the Reds want to use him at short then more power to them. The added eligibility, should he acquire it, would make him a more interesting player come spring 2017. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 9:19 pm
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • C.J. Cron (hand) activated from 15- DL
    Angels activated 1B C.J. Cron from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He missed about six weeks with a broken hand. Cron struggled during a six-game rehab stint with Triple-A Salt Lake (3-for-20 with five strikeouts) but should resume his role as the Angels' everyday first baseman. He'll hit sixth Saturday against Yankees right-hander Luis Cessa. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 4:20 pm
  • Josh Bell called up to replace Jung Ho Kang
    Pirates recalled 1B Josh Bell from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: He's taking the roster spot left by Jung Ho Kang, who was placed on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury he suffered against the Marlins on Friday night. Bell is 2-for-2 in his big league career with a single and a grand slam. He's had a terrific year in the minors (.295, 14 HR, 60 RBI) and could be an interesting waiver add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 3:57 pm
  • Jose Peraza called back up by Reds Saturday
    Reds recalled INF/OF Jose Peraza from Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: He's taking the place of Keyvius Sampson on the Reds roster. The speedy utility man has hit .250/.290/.284 with 10 swipes in only 93 plate appearances with the big league club this season. He's unlikely to see enough playing time to become relevant in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 11:49 am
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • C.J. Cron expected to return on Saturday
    C.J. Cron (hand) is expected to be activated from the disabled list prior to Saturday's game.

    Advice: Cron broke his left hand almost six weeks ago, but has spent the last week on a minor league rehab assignment, going 3-for-20 (.150) with one extra-base hit. Before landing on the shelf, Cron was hitting .278/.333/.475 with 11 homers and 50 RBI in only 77 games. His powerful bat has been sorely missed in the middle of the Angels lineup. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 6:02 am
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