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  • Drew Storen gets third save
    Drew Storen got two outs with a two-run lead for his third save of the year Monday against the Yankees.

    Advice: The Jays didn't want to use Roberto Osuna tonight, so they turned to Aaron Loup to start the ninth in a 4-0 game. After he surrendered a two-run homer with one out, Storen took over and retired two of the three batters he faced. Storen has picked up three saves this year, but his ERA stands at 6.75. Today, 6:45 pm
  • Ivan Nova gives up four runs to Jays
    Ivan Nova yielded four runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Nova is 2-2 with a 3.41 ERA in five starts since replacing Luis Severino in the Yankees rotation. That's solid work, but we still wouldn't recommend using him in anything other than deep AL-only leagues. He'll face the Orioles in Baltimore next time out. Today, 6:44 pm
    L, 4-2 ^ @Tor
  • Braves outright INF Brignac to Triple-A
    Braves sent INF Reid Brignac outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Brignac passed through waivers after being designated for assignment on Friday. The 30-year-old will serve as organizational depth in Triple-A. Today, 5:47 pm
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    W, 5-3 vs x SF
  • Christian Bethancourt notches a couple hits
    Christian Bethancourt went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Bethancourt drew the start in the designated hitter spot and batted seventh -- one spot ahead of catcher Derek Norris. He's sporting a sub-.300 on-base percentage, but Bethancourt has out-produced Norris with a .267 average and .500 slugging percentage. Today, 4:20 pm
  • Kendall Graveman keeps Twins in check
    Kendall Graveman limited the Twins to two runs over six innings in Monday's 3-2 victory.

    Advice: He gave up six hits, walked three and recorded five strikeouts along the way. It had been over a month since Graveman picked up a victory, and April 20 was also the date of his last quality start before Monday. He'll look to keep it going this weekend in Houston. Today, 4:06 pm
  • Ervin Santana solid in losing effort
    Ervin Santana pitched well but was saddled with a loss Monday, allowing three runs over seven frames against the Athletics.

    Advice: Santana surrendered a leadoff home run to Coco Crisp in the bottom of the first inning and then coughed up the lead as the A's tallied single runs in the fifth and sixth. The righty has just one win on the season -- which is no surprise given that the Twins have only 15 as a teams -- but he's mostly pitched pretty well, as a clunker versus the Royals last week has skewed his stats. Santana gets the Rays over the weekend. Today, 3:56 pm
  • Braun (neck) still not ready to return
    Ryan Braun said Monday that he still lacks full mobility in his neck.

    Advice: Braun has been dealing with stiffness and soreness in his neck of late and will miss his third straight game on Monday. He's feeling some improvement, but will continue getting treatment for now. The Brewers will see how he feels on Tuesday. Today, 2:45 pm
    L, 6-0 vs x StL
  • Huston Street (oblique) activated from DL
    Angels activated RHP Huston Street from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Street has been sidelined since April 23 with an oblique strain. Joe Smith filled in at closer during his absence, but he'll move back into a set-up role. Today, 2:32 pm
  • Red Sox option RHP Hembree to Triple-A
    Red Sox optioned RHP Heath Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Eduardo Rodriguez to make his long-awaited season debut on Tuesday. Hembree owns a 2.14 ERA and 18/5 K/BB ratio over 21 innings this season and should be back eventually. Today, 1:53 pm
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    W, 7-2 @Bal
  • Devon Travis out of Blue Jays' lineup Mon.
    Devon Travis is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Monday night against the Yankees.

    Advice: Darwin Barney will start at second base and bat seventh versus Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova. Travis has batted just .273 with a .591 OPS since returning from the disabled last week, though he has collected three RBI in five games. The dynamic second baseman is a good bet to get it all going soon. Today, 12:38 pm
    W, 4-2 vs x NYY
  • Yankees recall Rob Refsnyder from AAA
    Yankees recalled INF/OF Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Refsnyder carries some fantasy intrigue because of his power and speed (and his multi-position versatility) but he drew just three at-bats in a nine-day stay with the Yankees earlier this season and he probably won't play a ton this time around either. Today, 11:19 am
  • Yankees activate, option SP Luis Severino
    Yankees activated RHP Luis Severino from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Severino is recovered from his triceps strain and went three scoreless innings in his one minor league rehab start with High-A Tampa, but there isn't a spot for him right now in the major league rotation. The young right-hander opened the season with a 7.46 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in his first 35 innings (seven starts) with the Yankees. Today, 11:15 am
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    L, 4-2 @Tor
  • David Dahl notches four hits in Sunday's win
    Rockies OF prospect David Dahl tied a career-high with four hits Sunday in a win for Double-A Hartford.

    Advice: It was his sixth career four-hit game. Dahl has exploded over his last 10 games, hitting .405 with two homers, two steals and 11 RBI. The 22-year-old is now second in the Eastern League with 11 homers. He's also third in doubles (15), fifth in runs (36), fifth in RBI (34) and tied for seventh in steals (13). The former first-round pick in's No. 41 prospect. Today, 10:27 am
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    L, 11-8 vs x Cin
  • Braun (neck) remains out Monday vs. Cards
    Ryan Braun (neck) remains out of the Brewers' starting lineup Monday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Braun has now missed three straight games with stiffness and soreness in his neck. He's also been battling back and wrist issues. Alex Presley is starting in left field and batting sixth on Monday afternoon with the Cardinals throwing right-hander Carlos Martinez. Today, 8:33 am
    L, 6-0 vs x StL
  • Hanley Ramirez getting day off Monday
    Hanley Ramirez is out of the Red Sox lineup Monday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest. Travis Shaw will start at first base and Marco Hernandez will cover third base in the afternoon tilt versus the host Orioles. Today, 7:58 am
  • Conforto, Granderson out Monday vs. CWS
    Michael Conforto is out of the Mets' starting lineup Monday afternoon against the White Sox.

    Advice: Curtis Granderson is also on the bench with Chicago throwing left-hander Jose Quintana. Yoenis Cespedes will start in left field, Juan Lagares will start in center, and Alejandro De Aza is in right. Today, 7:26 am
  • Street (oblique) could be activated Monday
    Huston Street (oblique) could be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: Street made it through an appearance in extended spring training on Saturday with no issues. He could skip a rehab assignment and join the Angels on Monday, although the club hasn't ruled out having him pitch in a minor league game. Joe Smith will return to a setup role when Street is ready. Yesterday, 11:12 am
  • Ryan Braun dealing with neck stiffness
    Ryan Braun is not in the Brewers' lineup for the second straight day Sunday due to neck stiffness/soreness.

    Advice: Add another injury to the list. Braun has also battled back and wrist injuries this season and has played just six out of the last 14 games. He's been outstanding when healthy, batting .351/.424/.583 with nine home runs. Braun's name keeps popping up in trade rumors, but his inability to stay on the field could hurt his market. Yesterday, 9:35 am
    L, 6-0 vs x StL
  • Ryan Braun (back) sitting out again Sunday
    Ryan Braun (back) remained out of the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed two straight games and eight out of the last 14 contests with a variety of ailments. His back has been the most recent reason for his absence, so that's presumably why he's sitting again Sunday. Braun has been a beast this season when healthy, hitting .351/.424/.583 with nine home runs, but he's had some trouble staying on the field. Alex Presley is in left field Sunday. Yesterday, 8:55 am
    L, 6-0 vs x StL
  • Braun is 'hot name out there' on trade market
    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe was told by a National League scout that Ryan Braun is "the hot name out there" on the trade market.

    Advice: Braun is in the first year of a five-year, $105 million extension, but that no longer looks a deal-killer given that he's batting .351/.424/.583 with nine home runs this season. The scout told Cafardo that he thought the Astros, Cardinals, Red Sox, Phillies, Mets, Giants, and White Sox were potential landing spots for Braun. Yesterday, 7:10 am
    L, 6-0 vs x StL
  • Ryan Braun not in Brewers lineup on Saturday
    Ryan Braun is not in the Brewers starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds.

    Advice: Braun has battled a variety of ailments already this season, so giving him a breather to keep him fresh isn't a terrible idea, especially after he looked especially spry on Friday night with a pair of stolen bases. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, he misses a juicy matchup against Alfredo Simon. Saturday, 10:09 am
    L, 6-0 vs x StL
  • Michael Conforto won't play first base
    The Mets have scrapped the idea of trying Michael Conforto out at first base.

    Advice: They kicked the idea around with Lucas Duda (back) slated to miss significant time but have ultimately decided against it. "Right now Michael has a lot on his plate and I don't need to add more to it," manager Terry Collins said. Friday, 1:16 pm
  • Braves designate Reid Brignac for assignment
    Braves designated INF Reid Brignac for assignment.

    Advice: Brignac had his contract purchased earlier this month but has batted just .207/.207/.276 across 29 plate appearances. Adonis Garcia has replaced him on the roster. Friday, 10:37 am
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    W, 5-3 vs x SF
  • Braun connects for ninth homer against Braves
    Ryan Braun hit his ninth home run of the year in Thursday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: Braun belted a solo shot off Braves starter Matt Wisler in the fifth inning. He continues to produce when on the field, owning a .361/.427/.599 line with 30 RBI and 23 runs scored in 39 games. Staying between the white lines has been the tricky part, but his back seems to be feeling better and he should be ridden hard by fantasy owners while in the lineup. Thursday, 9:07 pm
    L, 6-0 vs x StL
  • Ryan Braun leaves after rain delay
    Ryan Braun left Thursday's game against the Braves for precautionary reasons.

    Advice: He never came back after a one-hour, 19-minute rain delay in the seventh inning. It doesn't look like Braun is injured but after missing time with back and wrist injuries earlier this month, the Brewers weren't taking any chances. Braun went 1-for-3 with a solo home run before exiting. Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced him in left field. Thursday, 8:03 pm
    L, 6-0 vs x StL
  • Yankees option Rob Refsnyder to AAA
    Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Refsnyder had a two-run double in three at-bats during his short stay at the major league level. The 25-year-old could take on some fantasy value later this summer if injuries open a regular job for him, but he's not worth stashing in standard leagues. Thursday, 10:29 am
  • Nova can't escape seventh vs Blue Jays
    Ivan Nova couldn’t escape the seventh inning on Wednesday against the Blue Jays, ultimately giving up four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The Blue Jays are prone to the strikeout and the offensive explosion, and both came to fruition on Wednesday against Nova. The right-hander struck out eight batters, raising his K/9 from 4.45 to something more-respectable-but-still-not-too-good at 5.59, but the Blue Jays erupted for four runs in the seventh (though three of those did come off Chasen Shreve). Nova will next get the Blue Jays on the road and fantasy owners would be wise to avoid that potential catastrophe. Wednesday, 7:14 pm
    L, 4-2 ^ @Tor
  • Travis could move quickly to the leadoff spot
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons suggested Wednesday evening that Devon Travis (shoulder) could move swiftly to the top spot in the batting order.

    Advice: Travis is hitting eighth Wednesday in his first game since July 28, 2015, but Gibbons told reporters that the dynamic 25-year-old second baseman will slide up quickly if he looks sharp in his first couple of games. Travis hit .304/.361/.498 with eight home runs and three stolen bases in 62 games last season for Toronto, batting leadoff in 22 of his 60 starts. He'd carry huge fantasy potential at the head of a dangerous Jays offense. Wednesday, 4:17 pm
    W, 4-2 vs x NYY
  • Blue Jays activate 2B Devon Travis from DL
    Blue Jays activated 2B Devon Travis from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Travis will make his triumphant return on Wednesday night against the Yankees. It will be his first game since last July 28, when he hit the disabled list for a second time with a left shoulder injury. The injury would eventually require season-ending surgery. Travis batted .304/.361/.498 with eight homers and three steals in 62 games last year for Toronto and he swung the bat well on his lengthy minor league rehab assignment. The 25-year-old second baseman is a must-own. Wednesday, 11:29 am
    W, 4-2 vs x NYY
  • Report: Jays to activate Devon Travis on Wed.
    According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Blue Jays will activate Devon Travis (shoulder) on Wednesday.

    Advice: Travis went 1-for-5 with an RBI double Tuesday at Triple-A Buffalo in what will go down as his final minor league rehab game. The dynamic second baseman hasn't made a plate appearance for the Blue Jays since last July 28, when his left shoulder began barking for the second time. He would eventually require major surgery, but his rehab from that procedure was relatively smooth. Travis, 25, carries big-time fantasy upside and should be owned in most mixed leagues. Wednesday, 10:55 am
    W, 4-2 vs x NYY
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) goes 1-for-5 in rehab
    Devon Travis (shoulder) went 1-for-5 with an RBI double in his ninth minor league rehab game Tuesday with Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: That was his fourth double since he began playing in rehab games on May 13 and he's now batting .306/.316/.417 with eight RBI in 38 plate appearances between High-A Dunedin and Buffalo. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons insisted Saturday that Travis, coming off major shoulder surgery, would not be rushed back to the active major league roster. But we will probably see him debut over the weekend if everything continues to go smoothly. Wednesday, 6:03 am
    W, 4-2 vs x NYY
  • Graveman unspectacular in no-decision
    Kendall Graveman surrendered two runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Mariners.

    Advice: Graveman struck out three and walked two on the evening. He allowed an RBI double to Robinson Cano in the first inning and an RBI single to Nelson Cruz in the third, but otherwise came away unscathed in terms of scoring damage. The 25-year-old right-hander owns an uncomfortable 5.36 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 36/19 K/BB ratio over 47 innings. A home start against the Twins shows next on his schedule. Tuesday, 10:33 pm
  • Santana smacked for nine hits, six runs by KC
    Ervin Santana was battered by the Royals for nine hits and six runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss Tuesday.

    Advice: The start was, by almost any measure, his worst of the season to date, dropping his record to 1-3 overall. Through his first seven starts, Santana owned a 3.13 ERA; after Tuesday, it sits at 4.17, with a 1.49 WHIP to boot. The 33-year-old has generally been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal season for the Twins, and he'll attempt to get back on track Monday at the Athletics. Tuesday, 9:15 pm
  • Braun hits eighth homer, Brewers edge Braves
    Ryan Braun hit his eighth home run of the season as the Brewers edged the Braves 2-1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Braun took Julio Teheran deep in the fourth inning for a solo bomb, one of just three hits on the night against the Braves starter. It was his first home run since returning to the lineup after missing nearly a week with a sore back. When he's been in the lineup, Braun has been an offensive beast, batting .357/.419/.579 with eight homers, 29 RBI and 22 runs scored overall. Tuesday, 7:38 pm
    L, 6-0 vs x StL
  • Hanley diagnosed with a right toe contusion
    Hanley Ramirez was diagnosed with a right toe contusion after leaving Tuesday's game against the Rockies.

    Advice: Ramirez got struck on the right foot by a Jorge De La Rosa pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning and was replaced at first base in the top of the fifth by Travis Shaw. X-rays turned up negative for any fractures and Hanley can be considered day-to-day. He finished 0-for-2 with the HBP. Tuesday, 6:04 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez leaves game following HBP
    Hanley Ramirez was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Rockies with an apparent foot injury.

    Advice: Ramirez came up hobbling after a hit by pitch and was replaced at first base in the fifth inning by Travis Shaw, who had been held out of the starting lineup with a sore left hand. Both of the injuries would appear minor. Boston was leading the visiting Rockies 8-3 when Hanley exited on Tuesday. Tuesday, 5:48 pm
  • Street (oblique) nearing rehab assignment
    Huston Street (oblique) will head to extended spring training on Friday.

    Advice: Street, who is working his way back from a left oblique strain, should move on to a minor league rehab assignment from there. Barring any setbacks, he should return to the ninth inning for the Angels right around the end of the month. May 23, 3:00 pm
  • Conforto not in Monday's lineup
    Michael Conforto is not in Monday's lineup against the Nationals.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Yoenis Cespedes will start in left field while Juan Lagares will play center. May 23, 1:41 pm
  • Conforto whacks solo homer in win over MIL
    Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Conforto jumped on a Chase Anderson offering for a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning. The tater was his eighth of the season and boosted his RBI total to 24. He has homered in two of his last three games and is slashing .284/.358/.553 across 141 at-bats. After impressing in relatively limited action as a rookie last season, he is coming into his own as a fine young outfielder. May 22, 1:30 pm
  • Severino in line for rehab start next Sunday
    Luis Severino (triceps) is on track to begin a rehab assignment next Sunday.

    Advice: That's assuming he gets through a bullpen session on Tuesday without any issues. Severino has missed the last week of action with a strained right triceps but should be ready for activation in early June. However, given how he was pitching before getting hurt and how Ivan Nova has looked in his place, it's not a sure thing that Severino will get his rotation spot back. May 22, 11:31 am
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    L, 4-2 @Tor
  • Huston Street (oblique) to throw sim game
    Huston Street (oblique) will throw a simulated game on Monday.

    Advice: Street is coming along nicely in his rehab from a strained oblique. It's unclear whether he'll need a rehab assignment, but a return before the end of the month looks doable. May 22, 8:17 am
  • Ryan Braun (back) returns to Brewers' lineup
    Ryan Braun (back) is back in the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Braun hasn't played since Tuesday due to a sore back, but he took batting practice Saturday and is back in there for this one. He's hitting .364/.429/.576 with seven homers for the Brew Crew this season. Chris Carter is sitting out on Sunday, as the Brewers have Ramon Flores at first base. May 22, 7:42 am
    L, 6-0 vs x StL
  • Report: Blue Jays shopping Drew Storen
    Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun reports that the Blue Jays have told teams Drew Storen is available via trade.

    Advice: The Jays surely aren't in sell mode even after a disappointing start, but it does appear they're willing to deal their setup man for the right return. Storen holds a 7.80 ERA on the season and has seen his velocity drop, although he boasts a 16/4 K/BB ratio across 15 innings. He'll be a free agent after the season. Elliott says scouts from the Braves, Rockies, Royals, Dodgers, Marlins, Padres and Giants were watching the Jays-Twins series this weekend. May 22, 5:15 am
  • Refsnyder picks up first two RBI against A's
    Rob Refsnyder swatted a two-run double in a win over the A's on Saturday.

    Advice: With two runners on and two outs in the fourth inning, Refsnyder connected with a Sean Manaea fastball to increase the Yankees' lead. It was his only hit in three at-bats. It was also his first MLB action of the 2016 season after being recalled earlier in the week. Refsnyder played right field in the game and could sneak into more starting lineups with the added durability after appearing strictly as a second baseman with the club last year. May 21, 3:56 pm
  • Blue Jays won't rush Devon Travis back
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons admitted Saturday that the club has no plans to rush Devon Travis back to the active major league roster.

    Advice: When asked if Travis, who is currently rehabbing at Triple-A Buffalo, could rejoin the club in New York, Gibbons responded, "I wouldn't expect that." Travis has been sidelined since the middle of the 2015 season due to multiple shoulder injuries and setbacks, so it's probably in their best interest to take a cautious approach. Barring any further setbacks, a return by next weekend seems plausible. May 21, 9:14 am
    W, 4-2 vs x NYY
  • Conforto launches go-ahead blast vs. Brewers
    Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run homer in a 3-2 win over the Brewers on Friday.

    Advice: The Mets were down 2-1 before Conforto launched an opposite-field blast off Wily Peralta in the bottom of the sixth inning. It was his seventh home run of the season. The 23-year-old entered Friday’s action with a .158 batting average this month, but perhaps this will get him going again. May 20, 6:58 pm
  • Christian Bethancourt scratched from lineup
    Christian Bethancourt was scratched from Friday's starting lineup against the Dodgers.

    Advice: No reason has been given for the late scratch of Bethancourt, who was scheduled to start his first career game in right field. Jose Pirela will start in his place. May 20, 5:00 pm
  • Ivan Nova fires six strong outings vs A's
    Ivan Nova was sharp in Thursday's win over the A's, surrendering just one run on four hits over six innings.

    Advice: All fantasy owners of Yankee starters should take note of what could possibly become a pattern. In Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks, starter Nathan Eovaldi was pulled after six innings, having thrown just 85 pitches. Just one day later, Ivan Nova was pulled after six innings. And his pitch count was downright nonexistent. He had thrown only 62 pitches (44 for strikes). Nova and Eovaldi offer all sorts of fun house surprises on the mound to be sure, but Girardi's hook has been noticeably quick of late. Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman probably have something to do with that. Stay tuned to see if Girardi keeps up with the shorter leashes now that he has a complete arsenal in the bullpen. May 19, 10:01 pm
    L, 4-2 ^ @Tor
  • Santana's eight quality innings aren't enough
    Ervin Santana pitched eight strong innings, allowing two runs on four hits, in a no-decision Thursday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Santana kept his team in the game but was matched by the equally effective Marco Estrada, leaving both out of the decision. The right-hander walked two while striking out five, with an Edwin Encarnacion two-run homer in the sixth accounting for all of the Jays' runs against him. Santana has been largely good in seven starts this year, posting a 3.13 ERA, but he's just 1-2 to show for it. The 33-year-old will seek a better result Tuesday against the Royals. May 19, 9:52 pm
  • Graveman limits Yankees to two runs
    Kendall Graveman dodged multiple bullets in Thursday's loss to the Yankees, surrendering two runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Graveman struck out five and walked three on the evening. Carlos Beltran and Aaron Hicks burned him for RBI doubles in the third and sixth innings to account for the scoring on his line. Two runs allowed is fine, of course, but against offenses with more thump than the ghost of the Yankees, the results haven't been so hot. Graveman will carry a 5.48 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 33/17 K/BB ratio (42 2/3 innings) into his next start, a road date with the Mariners. May 19, 9:50 pm
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