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  • Lucas Harrell (groin) making progress
    Lucas Harrell (groin) hopes to resume playing catch soon.

    Advice: "Last few days I’ve made great strides," he said Saturday. "Once I start getting my range of motion back I should be ready to go." Harrell is expected to rejoin the Rangers as a reliever when he's ready. 10 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    12:05 pm vs Cle
  • Rays place OF Jennings on release waivers
    The Rays have placed Desmond Jennings on release waivers.

    Advice: He'll officially become a free agent on Monday, assuming he clears waivers (which will surely happen given his $3.3 million salary). It ends a seven-year run with the Rays that included many highs and lows. There were definitely more lows with Jennings of late, as he's batted just .222/.295/.347 since the beginning of 2015 while being limited to 93 games because of injury. Some team will give him a shot, but Jennings will turn 30 in October and hasn't been a very good player for a while. 19 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am @Hou
  • 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. 22 minutes ago
    60-Day DL
    11:10 am @Hou
  • Steven Matz (shoulder) throws again Sunday
    Steven Matz (shoulder) had another successful throwing session on Sunday.

    Advice: It appears at this point that Matz is a good bet to rejoin the Mets' rotation on Wednesday against the Marlins, but he hasn't been told what the plan is yet. The Mets could offer an update on the left-hander later Sunday. 42 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs Phi
  • Escobar (concussion) hopes to resume activity
    Yunel Escobar (concussion) is hoping to resume baseball activities on Monday.

    Advice: Escobar has been resting for over a week after being placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. The earliest he could potentially be activated would be Wednesday. 50 minutes ago
    7-Day DL
    10:10 am @Det
  • Logan Forsythe sitting out on Sunday
    Logan Forsythe is absent from the Rays' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Nick Franklin is at second base and Corey Dickerson is in the leadoff spot. Today, 8:35 am
  • Lance McCullers (elbow) resumes throwing
    Lance McCullers (elbow) resumed a throwing program on Friday.

    Advice: He played catch Friday and said he felt fine the day after on Saturday. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Saturday that it will be a while before McCullers can throw aggressively on flat ground or off a mound, so his return isn't imminent. Still, it's a nice step. Today, 8:30 am
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am vs TB
  • Adam Jones (hamstring) held out again Sunday
    Adam Jones (hamstring) remained out of the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Jones has dealt with a hamstring issue since Thursday. He's considered day-to-day for now. Nolan Reimold is in center field. Today, 8:22 am
    10:05 am @NYY
  • Jed Bradley could make MLB debut Wednesday
    Braves pitching prospect Jed Bradley could be called up to make his major league debut Wednesday versus the Padres.

    Advice: The former first-round pick has experience a career resurrection since being acquired from the Brewers in June, posting a 2.19 ERA and 84/28 K/BB ratio over 78 innings between Double- and Triple-A. Bradley could wind up sticking the rotation for the rest of the season if he pitches well, as the Braves are desperately in need of quality arms. Today, 6:34 am
    Not Active
    11:10 am vs Pit
  • Joel de la Cruz to be skipped by Braves
    The Braves will skip Joel de la Cruz's next start.

    Advice: De la Cruz has allowed nine runs over his last two starts and could be wearing down since he did more relieving than starting at Triple-A this season. Matt Wisler will start on regular rest Tuesday in de la Cruz's place. Today, 6:29 am
  • Justin Nicolino recalled from Triple-A
    Marlins recalled LHP Justin Nicolino from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: He's starting Sunday against the Padres in place of Andrew Cashner (blister). Depending on how Cashner recovers from his blister, it's possible Nicolino will be needed for more than one start. Today, 5:26 am
  • Jon Jay (forearm) moved to 60-day DL
    Padres transferred OF Jon Jay from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Oswaldo Arcia. It doesn't change Jay's early September timetable, as he's already missed 60 days. Today, 5:17 am
    60-Day DL
    10:10 am @Mia
  • Suarez gives up three runs in 4 1/3 innings
    Albert Suarez got hit with a loss after giving up three runs in 4 1/3 innings to the Braves on Saturday.

    Advice: All of the damage came on a three-run bomb by Matt Kemp in the fourth inning. Suarez fanned five batters while giving up two free passes and five base hits. He is now 3-2 with a 4.35 ERA in 60 innings split between the rotation and the bullpen. He has also been called up and sent down to Triple-A multiple times this year. He is no more than a shaky streamer in fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Johnson tosses perfect ninth for 13th save
    Jim Johnson kept the Giants off the bases in a clean ninth inning to snare his 13th save of the season on Saturday.

    Advice: He induced three consecutive groundouts to close out the game without any drama. Johnson has been a steady presence in the back of the Atlanta bullpen. He has 49 strikeouts and 18 walks in 49 1/3 innings. Johnson took over the closer's role when Arodys Vizcaino got hurt and didn't give it back when Vizcaino returned. Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Kemp crushes three-run jack to beat Giants
    Matt Kemp got only one hit on Saturday but it was the only one that mattered as his three-run jack in the fourth inning carried the Braves to victory over the Giants.

    Advice: The blast plated the only runs his team would score but it was enough to win the game. Kemp has been a valuable fantasy contributor this year with a .260 batting average, 26 home runs and 84 RBI. He has yet to steal a base though. Back when he was a perennial first round pick his owners could count on him for 30-40 steals per season. Without those bags Kemp is merely a mid-round draft pick. Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Marlins to call up LHP Nicolino
    The Marlins will call up left-hander Justin Nicolino to start Sunday against the Padres.

    Advice: He'll start in place of Andrew Cashner, who was scratched due to a blister. Nicolino owns a rough 5.57 ERA over 12 starts with the Marlins this season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 7:43 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. Yesterday, 4:57 pm
    60-Day DL
    11:10 am @Hou
  • Giants recall Albert Suarez to start Saturday
    Giants recalled RHP Albert Suarez from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: The 26-year-old hurler has appeared in 16 games for the Giants this season (six starts), compiling a 4.20 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 40/17 K/BB ratio. He could be worth a look as a streaming option against the Braves on Saturday. Yesterday, 12:11 pm
  • Adam Jones not in Orioles lineup on Saturday
    Adam Jones (hamstring) is not in the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Jones was forced to exit Friday's game due to a strained left hamstring. He is listed as available on Saturday and isn't expected to require a trip to the disabled list. Julio Borbon is starting in his place in center field and batting ninth for the O's Yesterday, 8:30 am
    10:05 am @NYY
  • Adam Jones leaves game with hamstring strain
    Adam Jones was forced to leave Friday's game against the Yankees due to a strained left hamstring.

    Advice: O's skipper Buck Showalter indicated afterwards that Jones is in roughly the same spot that he was in yesterday. It's a day-to-day situation and won't require a trip to the disabled list, though don't be surprised if he sits out Saturday's contest as a precautionary measure. Friday, 7:48 pm
    10:05 am @NYY
  • Adam Jones leaves with potential re-injury
    Adam Jones was pulled from Friday's game against the Yankees after appearing to re-injure his hamstring.

    Advice: Jones left Thursday's game with cramping in his hamstring, but tested it out pregame and was deemed good to go on Friday. He appeared to re-injure it though while running to first base on in his first at-bat. Expect the O's to provide an update on his status shortly. Friday, 4:44 pm
    10:05 am @NYY
  • Rays to release Desmond Jennings on Saturday
    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays plan on releasing Desmond Jennings on Saturday.

    Advice: Once considered one of the most promising young outfielders in the game, the 29-year-old has battled injuries and poor performance for much of the past three seasons. In 65 games this year, Jennings hit just .200/.281/.350 with seven homers, 20 RBI and a 58/21 K/BB ratio in 225 plate appearances. Still, he's only 29-years-old and there should be plenty of clubs willing to take a chance on him. Friday, 3:26 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am @Hou
  • Matz (shoulder) to resume throwing Friday
    Steven Matz (shoulder) will resume throwing on Friday.

    Advice: Based on how the left-hander feels, but Mets will make a determination as to whether he can start on Tuesday versus the Marlins. Matz is dealing with some mild discomfort in his pitching shoulder, but the club thinks he'll ultimately be fine. Friday, 1:18 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs Phi
  • Adam Jones (hamstring) back in O's lineup
    Adam Jones (hamstring) is back in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Jones exited Thursday's game with hamstring cramps, but he's fine. He's in center field and batting leadoff. Friday, 1:10 pm
    10:05 am @NYY
  • Adam Jones leaves with hamstring cramps
    Adam Jones left Thursday's game against the Nationals due to hamstring cramps.

    Advice: Pedro Alvarez pinch-hit for him in the ninth inning. He went 1-for-3 with a double before exiting. Jones said that he feels fine and expects to play Friday against the Yankees. Nolan Reimold would likely start in his place if he has to sit out the series opener. Thursday, 8:03 pm
    10:05 am @NYY
  • 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. Wednesday, 12:57 pm
    60-Day DL
    11:10 am @Hou
  • Matt Kemp drives in three as Braves rally
    Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Kemp almost single-handedly rallied the Braves back from a 4-2 deficit. He started the comeback with a sacrifice fly in the fourth to cut the advantage to 4-3, then flipped the score completely with his two-run double with two outs in the top of the eighth inning. The veteran outfielder has picked up hits in nine of his last 10 games and is slashing .263/.296/.480 with 25 homers and 81 RBI. He has rocked at least 23 home runs in each of the last three seasons. Tuesday, 10:49 pm
  • Mets hope Matz (shoulder) returns next week
    The hope is Steven Matz (shoulder) can return to the Mets' rotation next week.

    Advice: Matz landed on the disabled list August 22, retroactive to August 15, with a mild left shoulder strain. He'll miss his turn Thursday versus the Cardinals, but the Mets think he'll be ready to slot back in after that. The young southpaw holds a 3.40 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 129/31 K/BB ratio through 132 1/3 innings this season for New York. Tuesday, 2:50 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs Phi
  • Mets place Steven Matz (shoulder) on the DL
    Mets placed LHP Steven Matz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 15, with a mild left shoulder strain.

    Advice: Matz was scratched from his last turn in the rotation after experiencing shoulder tightness and an exam by team doctors this weekend revealed a mild strain. The hope is he'll be fine after a couple weeks of rest. Matz tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-hit, shutout ball in his last start August 14 against the Padres and boasts a 3.40 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 129/31 K/BB ratio through 132 1/3 total innings this season. Monday, 12:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs Phi
  • Steven Matz headed to DL with shoulder injury
    Steven Matz (shoulder) is headed to the disabled list.

    Advice: Matz was diagnosed with a "mild" left shoulder strain after a visit with team doctors this weekend. The good news is there's no major structural damage and he should be fine after a couple weeks of rest. Matz hasn't pitched since August 14 -- last Sunday -- when he tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-hit, shutout ball versus the Padres. The disabled list stint can be made retroactive to August 15. Monday, 12:34 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs Phi
  • Matz diagnosed with a 'mild' shoulder strain
    Steven Matz has a "mild" shoulder strain, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

    Advice: Matz was scratched from his last turn in the Mets' rotation after experiencing shoulder discomfort and may now be looking at a disabled list stint, but the diagnosis comes as relatively good news. Heyman says there was no structural damage found in an exam by team doctors this weekend. Look for an official status update soon. Monday, 10:50 am
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs Phi
  • Nats crush Joel de la Cruz for six runs
    Joel de la Cruz had nothing in Sunday's no-decision against the Nationals, surrendering six runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Bryce Harper and Chris Heisey managed the big blows against de la Cruz on Sunday, with Harper cranking a three-run home run in the third inning and Heisey notching a slightly less damaging two-run shot of his own in the sixth. The disappointing outing bumped de la Cruz's ERA from 3.72 to 4.47 (44 1/3 innings). He will try for better times in a road date with the Giants next time he toes the rubber. Aug 21, 3:25 pm
  • Forsythe (back) unloads for three-run homer
    Logan Forsythe went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Forsythe's three-run home run off Martin Perez broke the game wide-open in a five-run fourth, padding what had been a 3-2 lead. The homer was 16th of the season, one shy of the career-best 17 he posted in 2015. Overall, the 29-year-old outfielder is slashing a strong .279/.339/.481 across 362 at-bats. Aug 21, 2:50 pm
  • Jon Jay (forearm) hits off a tee
    Jon Jay (forearm) hit off a tee Sunday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done any hitting since suffering a fractured forearm back in late June. Jay could be activated the first week of September if he continues to progress. Aug 21, 11:45 am
    60-Day DL
    10:10 am @Mia
  • Logan Forsythe (back) returns to Rays' lineup
    Logan Forsythe (back) is back in the Rays' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's serving as the designated hitter and in his customary leadoff spot. It's possible the Rays will have Forsythe DH for a few days as they ease him back into things. The 29-year-old missed nearly a week of action with back spasms. Aug 21, 7:12 am
  • Yunel Escobar (concussion) lands on 7-day DL
    Angels placed 3B Yunel Escobar on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion.

    Advice: Escobar will be sidelined for at least a week after fouling a ball off his face Friday against the Yankees. He's been a bright spot for the Angels this year, hitting .320 over 438 at-bats. That average ranks second in the American League behind MVP front-runner Jose Altuve. The Angels activated C.J. Cron from the disabled list in the corresponding roster move. Aug 20, 4:17 pm
    7-Day DL
    10:10 am @Det
  • Angels' Escobar could land on DL
    Yunel Escobar could land on the disabled list after taking a foul bunt off his face during Friday's game.

    Advice: X-rays were negative, but he still might miss a couple of weeks. Fortunately, the Angels are set to activate C.J. Cron on Saturday. Jefry Marte could see more time at third base in Escobar's place. Aug 19, 11:20 pm
    7-Day DL
    10:10 am @Det
  • Forsythe (back) not progressing as hoped
    Logan Forsythe said Friday that his back is feeling "not as good as expected."

    Advice: Forsythe was able to field some grounders in pre-game Friday, but apparently his back didn't respond as hoped. He'll visit with the Rays' team doctor and chiropractor Friday. The second baseman is day-to-day for now and he said there hasn't been any talk this point about going on the disabled list. Tim Beckham is at second base Friday. Aug 19, 1:19 pm
  • Logan Forsythe (back) out again Friday
    Logan Forsythe (back) remained out of the Rays' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The club had been expecting him back in there. The good news is Forsythe was able to field some grounders in pre-game, so he should be back in there at some point this weekend. Aug 19, 12:23 pm
  • Logan Forsythe (back) expected back Friday
    Logan Forsythe (back) is expected to return to the Rays' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Forsythe missed a couple games with back spasms, but he'll be alright. The 29-year-old is batting .280/.341/.476 with 15 homers for the Rays this season. Aug 19, 7:45 am
  • Steven Matz (shoulder) scratched for Friday
    Steven Matz (shoulder) has been scratched from his scheduled Friday start against the Giants.

    Advice: Seth Lugo will start in Matz's place. It is not yet known the extent of Matz's shoulder injury. In his last start, he carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the Padres. The Mets should provide further information as to the extent of his current shoulder ailment on Friday. Aug 18, 11:40 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs Phi
  • Braves keeping Jim Johnson at closer for now
    The Braves will stay with Jim Johnson at closer while they ease Arodys Vizcaino into action.

    Advice: Vizcaino is back after missing a month with a strained oblique but the Braves will wait before reinserting him into the closer role. The Braves also plan to keep Mauricio Cabrera in the eighth inning, at least for now. Vizcaino should eventually regain the closer job but Johnson's window of fantasy relevance hasn't quite closed yet. Aug 18, 2:32 pm
  • Yunel Escobar goes 5-for-5
    Yunel Escobar went 5-for-5 in a losing cause Wednesday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Escobar has five career five-hit games, all of which have come since the start of 2015. He's batting .316 as the Angels' primary leadoff man this year. Aug 17, 10:56 pm
    7-Day DL
    10:10 am @Det
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