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  • Carlos Santana placed on paternity leave list
    Indians placed C Carlos Santana on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Santana can remain on paternity leave for 24 to 72 hours. The Indians have called up Jerry Sands to take his place on the active roster. Rotoworld.com
    14 minutes ago
     
    Not Active
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Vogt starting at first base Thursday
    Stephen Vogt will start at first base Thursday against the Yankees.

    Advice: It will be his third start of the season at first base and his second in the past three days. Josh Phegley will start behind the plate and catch Kendall Graveman. Rotoworld.com
    56 minutes ago
     
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Red Sox place Nava (thumb) on 15-day DL
    Red Sox placed OF Daniel Nava on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 26, with a sprained thumb.

    Advice: It was obvious that something would have to give with Carlos Peguero joining the team, so putting Nava on the disabled list enables the Red Sox to keep him in the organization rather than expose him to waivers. The 32-year-old is batting just .159/.250/.190 through 27 games this season and the thumb injury has apparently been bothering him for a while. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:53 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Daniel Nava Bos - 1B,LF,RF
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm x @Tex
  • David Ortiz held out of Thursday's lineup
    David Ortiz is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rangers.

    Advice: It's not unexpected, as Red Sox manager John Farrell said on WEEI on Thursday that Ortiz will be held out of the lineup for a couple of days to work on his swing. The veteran slugger has just one hit in his last 20 at-bats and is batting just .216/.303/.377 with six home runs and 18 RBI on the year. Hanley Ramirez will serve as the designated hitter Thursday while Brock Holt will play left field. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:46 pm
     
    5:05 pm x @Tex
  • Davis launches third home run in two days
    Chris Davis hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning of Thursday afternoon's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Davis' home run came with two outs in the ninth inning off of Zach Duke and drew the Orioles to within 3-2. It would have tied the game, but the White Sox scored an insurance run in the top of the frame -- badly needed insurance, it would turn out. Davis now has three homers in his last two games. He remains your prototypical all-or-nothing slugger, with a .217/.292/.478 batting line, 11 long balls and 28 RBI. Enjoy the recent power surge while it lasts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:12 pm
     
    L, 3-2 vs ^ CWS; Bot 4, 4-3 vs ^ CWS
  • LaRoche doubles twice to help back Sale
    Adam LaRoche went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in Thursday afternoon's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: In a low-scoring game, LaRoche hit an RBI double off Orioles starter Tyler Wilson in the sixth inning, scoring Melky Cabrera and giving the White Sox a 2-0 lead. The team would eventually win 3-2. The two doubles pushed LaRoche's season total of two-baggers to seven and the RBI was his 18th. LaRoche has struggled to this point with his new team, but he's hit 20 or more homers in each of his last four healthy seasons and it's not unreasonable to expect an improvement on his .239/.368/.373 slash as he grows familiar with AL pitchers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:03 pm
     
    W, 3-2 ^ @Bal; Bot 4, 3-4 ^ @Bal
  • Vogelbach (hamstring) to DL
    Cubs prospect 1B Dan Vogelbach has been placed on the 7-day disabled list at Double-A Tennessee.

    Advice: He injured his hamstring running the bases on Monday, so the move will be retroactive to May 26. Vogelbach, 22, is off to a great start this season at Tennessee, batting .320/.436/.497 with 17 extra-base hits (four home runs), 24 RBI and a 38/32 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 43 games. However, with Anthony Rizzo blocking his path to the major leagues, it’s still unclear how Vogelbach might fit into the Cubs’ long-term plans. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:17 pm
     
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  • Brock Holt (arm) goes 2-for-4 in return Wed.
    Brock Holt (arm) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored Wednesday against the Twins.

    Advice: Holt hadn't played since taking a line drove off his arm on Sunday afternoon. But he only suffered a bruise. The 26-year-old utilityman is batting .305/.383/.442 with 12 runs scored in 31 games this season for the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:15 am
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF
    5:05 pm ^ @Tex
  • Angels option Marc Krauss to AAA level
    Angels optioned 1B Marc Krauss to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Krauss had a couple of timely hits in his two-week stay with the Halos, but he ultimately posted a disappointing .143/.211/.286 overall batting line. This move clears a roster spot for outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who was acquired from the Mets on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:51 am
     
    Not Active
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Matt Adams to undergo surgery on torn quad
    Matt Adams will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn right quadriceps muscle.

    Advice: The same 3-4 month timetable holds, though that still could mean the rest of the season for the big first baseman. Adams tore his right quad on Tuesday night while legging out a double. Mark Reynolds has taken over as the Cardinals' starting first baseman and holds a good amount of mixed-league fantasy value as a power threat in a deep lineup. It's another tough blow for the Cards, and yet they have the best record and run differential in Major League Baseball. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:32 am
     
    15-Day DL
  • Mark Trumbo hits eighth homer in loss
    Mark Trumbo hit his eighth homer and walked twice versus the Cardinals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Trumbo hit two homers in the series against the Cardinals, one of several potential suitors for his services this summer. It wouldn't have seemed like a fit a day ago, but with Matt Adams (quad) out for a few months and perhaps the rest of the season, a power-hitting first baseman -- one better than Mark Reynolds -- might be a need for St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Matt Adams (quad) expected to miss 3-4 months
    Matt Adams is expected to miss 3-4 months with a strained right quad, the team announced Wednesday.

    Advice: It's still unclear whether he'll require surgery, but either way his season is officially in jeopardy. Mark Reynolds moves into an everyday role with the injury, and the NL Central-leading Cardinals may be forced to look outside the organization for help at some point. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:41 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • Davis homers twice to push O's past Astros
    Chris Davis hit two homers, including the game-winning blast, to propel the Orioles past the Astros 5-4 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Davis connected on a two-run homer against Astros starter Collin McHugh in the fourth inning before launching a game-winning solo shot in the eighth. The multi-homer game was Davis' first this season. Davis is hitting just .216/.293/.464 with 10 homers and 26 RBI in the middle of the Orioles' lineup this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:20 pm
     
    L, 3-2 vs ^ CWS; Bot 4, 4-3 vs ^ CWS
  • Van Slyke dealing with mild back injury
    Scott Van Slyke is dealing with a mild back injury.

    Advice: It would explain why Van Slyke hasn't appeared in a game since Monday. The injury doesn't sound serious, so he should be back in game action soon. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:14 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Scott Van Slyke LAD - 1B,LF,CF,RF
  • Matt Adams could need surgery on right quad
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that Matt Adams could need surgery on his right quad.

    Advice: Adams injured the quad Tuesday while legging out a double and the Cardinals are still determining whether it's a Grade 2 or Grade 3 strain. Grade 3 is the most severe and would almost certainly require a surgical procedure. Either way, Adams is looking at a lengthy absence. Mark Reynolds will serve as the Cardinals' primary first baseman. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:03 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • Dodgers acquire Callaspo from the Braves
    Dodgers acquired INF Alberto Callaspo, LHP Eric Stults, LHP Ian Thomas, and RHP Juan Jaime from the Braves for 3B Juan Uribe and RHP Chris Withrow.

    Advice: Callaspo initially rejected this trade, but he was paid a stipend to accept it a few hours after that decision. The 32-year-old infielder owns a rough .265/.328/.366 batting line in over 1,000 career major league games. He doesn't project to play very often in Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:53 pm
  • Abreu doubles, triples, knocks in two in win
    Jose Abreu went 3-for-5 with a triple and a two-run double as the White Sox beat the Blue Jays in 10 innings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Abreu started the scoring, knocking in two with a double off of Marco Estrada in the third inning. He set up the White Sox to take the lead in the 10th inning with a leadoff triple. He then scored on an Adam LaRoche single. Abreu is batting .284/.346/.497 on the year with eight home runs and 29 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:15 pm
     
    W, 3-2 ^ @Bal; Bot 4, 3-4 ^ @Bal
  • Reynolds at first base for Cardinals on Wed.
    Mark Reynolds is starting at first base for the Cardinals on Wednesday night against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He'll serve as the Cardinals' regular first baseman while Matt Adams recovers from a right quad strain -- an injury that could take over a month to fully heal. Reynolds is a frustratingly inconsistent hitter, but he still has good power at age 31 and should have mixed-league fantasy value for however long Adams is out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:04 pm
     
    Player Note
    Mark Reynolds StL - 1B,3B,OF
  • Cuddyer homers as Mets sweep the Phillies
    Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, helping the Mets complete a sweep of the Phillies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Cuddyer pushed the Mets' lead to 4-0 in the third inning, ripping a two-run shot off of Sean O'Sullivan. He had also homered in the series opener against the Phillies. The 36-year-old hasn't looked like the hitter who hit over .330 in consecutive years in 2013-14 with the Rockies. He's batting .262/.331/.396 with five home runs and 22 RBI thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:53 pm
  • Duda homers twice to lead Mets past Phillies
    Lucas Duda hit a pair of solo home runs and a double in a 3-for-4 effort Wednesday as the Mets topped the Phillies.

    Advice: Duda started the scoring in the first inning with a solo shot off of Sean O'Sullivan. He victimized O'Sullivan again in the fifth with another solo blast, the last of four home runs the Mets hit against the Phillies' right-hander. Duda also had a multi-homer game on May 21, giving him five in his last six games. He has eight total on the season along with 23 RBI and a .305/.400/.539 batting line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:50 pm
  • Todd Frazier homers in Reds' loss
    Todd Frazier doubled and belted a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: He also drew a walk, providing much of the offense for the Reds in their afternoon loss to Colorado. The longball was the Frazier's 14th this season, pushing him past Giancarlo Stanton for second place in the NL in homers behind Bryce Harper. Frazier also has 28 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:31 pm
  • Matt Adams (quad) placed on disabled list
    Cardinals placed 1B Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.

    Advice: It's not clear at this point how severe the strain is, so a timetable for Adams' return isn't known at the moment. It certainly figures to be more than a minimum stay on the DL, though, and could be a rather lengthy one. Mark Reynolds will handle first base in the meantime. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:33 am
     
    15-Day DL
  • Ike Davis (quad) to take batting practice
    Ike Davis (quad) will take batting practice on the field Thursday.

    Advice: It will be his first bit of baseball activity since he landed on the disabled list a couple weeks ago with a Grade 2 strain in his left quad. Obviously running is going to be a bigger test for Davis and it's not clear when he might be able to do that. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:25 am
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Pedro Alvarez absent from Wed. lineup
    Pedro Alvarez is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's sitting versus a lefty (Brad Hand) as he often has this season. Sean Rodriguez is at first base in Alvarez's place. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:46 am
  • Brandon Moss not in Wednesday's lineup
    Brandon Moss is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a rare day off versus a righty for Moss. David Murphy is starting in right field, while Nick Swisher is handling designated hitter duties. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:31 am
     
    Player Note
    Brandon Moss Cle - 1B,LF,RF
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Carlos Santana (wrist) back in lineup
    Carlos Santana (wrist) is back in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Santana was hit on the left wrist by a pitch in Tuesday's game, but X-rays came back clean and he evidently felt fine when he arrived at the park Wednesday morning. The first baseman is batting .219/.368/.363 with five homers and 24 RBI this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:29 am
     
    Not Active
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Napoli has RBI single in loss against Twins
    Mike Napoli had an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Napoli's RBI single in the second inning was the only run the Red Sox could push across against Twins starter Mike Pelfrey. The run batted in was Napoli's 22nd on the season and his 11th in his last eight games. He's raised his average from .162 to .214 in that stretch, batting .429 (12-for-28) in those eight games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:07 pm
     
    5:05 pm ^ @Tex
  • Gonzalez crosses 1,000 RBI mark for career
    Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run as the Dodgers enjoyed an easy win over the Braves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gonzalez's fifth-inning two-run home run off of Julio Teheran marked his 10th long ball of the season and his 1,000th and 1,001st RBI's of his 12-year-career. The first baseman owns a stellar .344/.421/.638 batting line with 35 RBI on the season as well. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:52 pm
  • Belt hits fifth homer, Giants down Brewers
    Brandon Belt hit his fifth home run of the season to help the Giants best the Brewers 6-3 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Belt hit the solo shot off Corey Knebel in the seventh inning. The homer was the fourth in the first baseman's last 10 games. Belt is hitting .301/.375/.510 with 20 RBI and 22 runs scored this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:39 pm
  • Fielder hits three-run homer in Rangers' win
    Prince Fielder stayed red hot Tuesday, finishing 3-for-5 with a three-run homer as the Rangers edged the Indians 4-3.

    Advice: Fielder is in the midst of an otherworldly stretch, as he's now had five straight multi-hit games -- including four consecutive games with three hits -- and collected five home runs, 15 RBI and nine runs scored in that span. Fielder leads the league in batting average (.371) and RBI (38), and he's among the league leaders in a number of other categories. It's been quite a comeback year for the 31-year-old. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:17 pm
     
    5:05 pm vs ^ Bos
  • X-rays on Carlos Santana's wrist are clean
    X-rays on Carlos Santana's left wrist came back negative.

    Advice: Santana was hit on the wrist by a pitch in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game. He stayed in the contest and should be fine, but the Indians will check on him Wednesday to see how sore he is. With a day game, there's a good chance Santana could be rested. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:01 pm
     
    Not Active
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Matt Adams (quad) expected to land on DL
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that he has a "high level" of concern about Matt Adams's right quad injury and a disabled list move is expected.

    Advice: Adams strained his quad while rounding first base on a double in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game. It sounds like he could require a lengthy stay on the disabled list, although more won't be known until he presumably undergoes an MRI. Mark Reynolds is in line to play regularly at first base while Adams is out, and the team could bring up Xavier Scruggs from Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:24 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • Abreu's HR, 4 RBI not enough in loss to Jays
    Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run and an RBI ground out in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Abreu gave the White Sox a short-lived 5-3 lead with a three-run home run to left field off of R.A. Dickey. He added an RBI ground out in the middle of a three-run eighth inning as well. The White Sox entered Tuesday's game averaging only 3.5 runs per game, the worst in the American League. But it's not Abreu's fault as he has eight home runs, 27 RBI, and a .274/.339/.476 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:55 pm
     
    W, 3-2 ^ @Bal; Bot 4, 3-4 ^ @Bal
  • Matt Adams diagnosed with strained quad
    Matt Adams has been diagnosed with a strained right quad.

    Advice: Adams pulled his quad while rounding first base on a double in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game. He was awfully gimpy while walking off, so a trip to the disabled list looks likely. Mark Reynolds would be in line to take over at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:27 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • Matt Adams leaves with apparent quad injury
    Matt Adams exited Tuesday's game versus the Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with an apparent right quad injury.

    Advice: Adams pulled up lame while rounding first base as he gingerly pulled into second base with a double. He was able to walk off the field under his own power but did so with a noticeable limp. More should be known about his status later Tuesday, but it certainly looked like something that could lead to a disabled list stint. Mark Reynolds would be in line to take over at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:59 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • Ortiz dropped to fifth spot in Red Sox lineup
    David Ortiz has been dropped to the fifth spot in the Red Sox lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins.

    Advice: It's his first time hitting lower than cleanup since 2012, when Bobby Valentine was Boston's manager. Ortiz, 39, is batting just .221/.311/.383 in 177 plate appearances this season. Pablo Sandoval will hit third and Hanley Ramirez is at cleanup against Mike Pelfrey. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:19 pm
     
    5:05 pm x @Tex
  • Alberto Callaspo rejects trade to Dodgers
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Alberto Callaspo has rejected a trade to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Juan Uribe and others would have been sent to the Braves in the proposed deal. However, Callaspo has the ability to veto a trade until June 15 since he signed with the Braves as a free agent over the winter. He ultimately chose to use that right. Callaspo figures to be designated for assignment when Chris Johnson comes off the DL later this week and he'll be able to sign with any team at the major league minimum once he hits free agency. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:47 am
  • Braves trying to trade Alberto Callaspo
    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez revealed after Monday's game that Alberto Callaspo was scratched because the club is in the process of trying to trade him.

    Advice: There had been speculation that he could be designated for assignment, but evidently the Braves might find a taker for him. They'll surely have to eat a good portion of what remains of Callaspo's $3 million salary for this season. The veteran infielder has just three hits in his last 53 at-bats to drop his season average to .206. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:21 pm
  • Alvarez homers again as Pirates top Marlins
    Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's victory against the Marlins.

    Advice: Alvarez provided insurance with a sixth-inning solo homer off of David Phelps, extending the Pirates' lead to 4-2. He has homered in back-to-back starts and has four in his last eight games, giving him nine total on the season along with 21 RBI and a .241/.327/.496 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:40 pm
  • Callaspo to be designated for assignment?
    MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that Alberto Callaspo may be designated for assignment.

    Advice: The Braves didn't give a reason for scratching Callaspo from Monday's lineup, but Bowman is hearing it could be because his time with the club is coming to an end. The veteran infielder has just three hits in his last 53 at-bats to drop his season average to .206. He was signed to a $3 million contract over the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:34 pm
  • Carlos Santana homers, scores twice
    Carlos Santana belted a solo homer and scored a pair of runs in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Santana got the Indians on the board in the first inning with a solo blast in what turned out to be an offensive slugfest. He also drew a pair of walks on the day. Santana's numbers have been a tad disappointing to this point, but he still has a .367 on-base percentage and is on pace for 18 homers and 88 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:12 pm
     
    Not Active
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Mark Trumbo goes deep in Arizona's loss
    Mark Trumbo slugged a game-tying, two-run homer in the eighth inning of Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: His blast after an Ender Inciarte single came off of terrific reliever Kevin Siegrist, as the D'Backs knotted things up before the Cards eventually won in the 10th. Trumbo has given Arizona pretty much what they should have expected this season with a .264/.303/.507 batting line and seven home runs. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:49 pm
  • Chris Davis out of Orioles' lineup on Monday
    Chris Davis is not in the Orioles' lineup Monday.

    Advice: He'll take a day of rest against Astros ace Dallas Keuchel. Davis has a whopping 62 strikeouts in 40 games this season, though that's come with eight homers and 22 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:22 am
     
    L, 3-2 vs ^ CWS; Bot 4, 4-3 vs ^ CWS
  • Duda (hamstring) back in Mets' lineup Mon.
    Lucas Duda (hamstring) is back in the Mets' starting lineup on Monday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Duda tweaked his right hamstring while running to second base Saturday. It obviously wasn't a serious issue. The 29-year-old first baseman is batting .293/.385/.478 with five home runs and 19 RBI in 44 games this season. Juan Lagares (shoulder) is also back Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:21 am
  • Fielder goes 3-for-5 with two RBI in victory
    Prince Fielder had another nice night at the dish in Sunday's victory over the Yankees, going 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI.

    Advice: He is absolutely killing it at the plate lately, raising his slash line to .358/.412/.551 with Sunday's three-hit attack. Fielder now has 32 RBI to go along with his eight home runs. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:39 pm
     
    5:05 pm vs ^ Bos
  • Belt delivers RBI double in loss on Sunday
    Brandon Belt went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in a losing effort against the Rockies on Sunday.

    Advice: The Giants had been shut out heading into the ninth inning, where they finally broke through against Chad Bettis to score a pair of runs. Belt has been a monster on the road in recent weeks and is now slashing .311/.384/.511 with 19 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:25 pm
  • Abreu smacks solo homer in loss to Twins
    Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Abreu hit his solo tater off of Kyle Gibson in the fourth inning. It would be the only run that the White Sox managed to score in the game. The dinger was Abreu's seventh and pushed his RBI total to 23. While he's not hitting at the monstrous level that he was in 2014, he's still posting a rock-solid .282/.349/.474 slash-line. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:27 pm
     
    W, 3-2 ^ @Bal; Bot 4, 3-4 ^ @Bal
  • Napoli stays hot with homer and four RBI
    Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and a two-run double to finish 2-for-3 with four RBI in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Angels.

    Advice: Napoli had been as cold as the dark side of the moon for most of the season, but over the last two games he has been as hot as a moon that has flown out of orbit and just hit the sun. After a solo homer on Friday and two homers on Saturday, Napoli followed up with another huge game. He smashed a two-run homer off of Hector Santiago in the second inning, then hit a deep double to score two in the eighth to finish with four RBI and two runs scored. After slugging under .300 a week ago, he's dragged his slash-line up to .203/.304/.420 and has now hit eight home runs and driven in 21. Get him in your lineups immediately if you were waiting. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:06 pm
     
    5:05 pm ^ @Tex
  • Brock Holt removed after hit by line drive
    Brock Holt was removed early from Sunday's game against the Angels after he was struck in the arm by a line drive.

    Advice: Holt hung around for another few innings afterwards, but claimed he started to lose feeling in his arm as the game wore on. Pablo Sandoval replaced him and finished the game at third base for the Red Sox. Holt should be considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:32 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF
    5:05 pm ^ @Tex
  • Vogt knocks in two runs as Athletics top Rays
    Stephen Vogt went 0-for-1 with a pair of walks and a pair of sacrifice flies to help the Athletics beat the Rays on Sunday.

    Advice: Vogt made it 2-0 with a third-inning sacrifice fly, then added another in the ninth inning to make it 7-2. The catcher is likely headed to a spot on the American League All-Star roster, batting .306/.408/.605 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:08 pm
     
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Lucas Duda (hamstring) not in Sunday's lineup
    Lucas Duda is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday due to a tight hamstring.

    Advice: Duda tweaked the hamstring on a play at second base Saturday. It doesn't sound like more than a day-to-day concern, but the Mets will be careful. Michael Cuddyer is at first base Sunday, with John Mayberry covering left field. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:44 am
  • Pedro Alvarez not in Sunday's lineup
    Pedro Alvarez is absent from the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's on the bench in favor of Sean Rodriguez versus lefty Jon Niese. Alvarez has just one hit in 17 at-bats against left-handers this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:38 am
  • Davis goes hit-less in six at-bats vs Marlins
    Chris Davis went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts in Saturday's 13-inning loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Giving six consecutive at-bats to Chris Davis is just asking for multiple strikeouts. Unfortunately for the Orioles, Davis didn't counteract the four strikeouts with any offensive pyrotechnics. The hit-less game dropped his season batting line to .210/.290/.427. He does have eight home runs and 21 driven in, but he doesn't offer much beyond the power. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:17 pm
     
    L, 3-2 vs ^ CWS; Bot 4, 4-3 vs ^ CWS
  • Napoli cracks two homers in win over Angels
    Mike Napoli hit two long homers and finished 2-for-3 with three RBI and a walk in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Angels.

    Advice: Napoli absolutely owned Angels starter C.J. Wilson on Saturday, smacking a laser of a solo homer in the second inning, then uncorking a two-run moonshot in the sixth that completely cleared the Green Monster. The Red Sox are dying for some kind of offensive production and it would be a welcome sign if Napoli could find a groove. He's hitting a disappointing .193/.292/.385 with seven homers, 16 RBI and 17 runs scored over 135 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:37 pm
     
    5:05 pm ^ @Tex
  • Prince Fielder homers again in rout of Yanks
    Prince Fielder homered again and plated three runs on Saturday, leading the Rangers in a 15-4 rout over the Yankees.

    Advice: Fielder finished the afternoon 3-for-4 plus a walk, with three runs scored and the aforementioned three RBI. His two-run blast came off Branden Pinder in the seventh inning, increasing the Rangers lead to 15-1 at the time. He has been on fire at the dish in recent weeks and is now slashing a monster .351/.407/.544 with eight long balls and 30 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:13 pm
     
    5:05 pm vs ^ Bos
  • Ike Davis yet to resume baseball activities
    Ike Davis (quad) has yet to resume baseball activities and is likely to require more than the minimum stint on the disabled list.

    Advice: The slugger is dealing with a Grade 3 strain in his left quad. Mark Canha and Max Muncy will continue to see increased playing time while Davis is on the shelf. There remains no clear timetable for his return. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:39 am
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Michael Cuddyer not in Mets lineup Saturday
    Michael Cuddyer is not in the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It doesn't appear to be anything more than a routine day of rest for the veteran outfielder. Darrell Cecilani will start in his place in left field and hit seventh for the Mets. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:41 am
  • Stephen Vogt not in A's lineup on Saturday
    Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Rays.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for Vogt, being an afternoon game after a night game. Josh Phegley is drawing the start behind the plate and batting sixth for the Athletics on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:00 am
     
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Brandon Belt goes 3-for-5, homers
    Brandon Belt went 3-for-5 and hit his fourth homer Friday at Coors Field.

    Advice: It's the fourth time in eight days that Belt has had three hits and homer. He's hitting .375 in May after coming in at .235 with no homers in April. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Vogt launches solo home run
    Stephen Vogt launched a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: It was his 10th home run of the season and his first since May 12. With a .309/.408/.610 batting line to go along with 31 RBI, the 30-year-old has been the top fantasy catcher so far this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:28 pm
     
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Fielder homers twice as Rangers top Yankees
    Prince Fielder blasted a pair of home runs and drove home four runs on Friday as the Rangers outlasted the Yankees 10-9 in a wild game in New York.

    Advice: The Rangers broke the game open by scoring seven runs in the third inning, with Fielder's three-run blast off starter Michael Pineda serving as the big blow. He tacked on a solo shot off Chasen Shreve in the seventh inning which would end up looming large. He's having a terrific season in the middle of the Rangers lineup, batting .341/.397/.521 with seven homers and 27 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:09 pm
     
    5:05 pm vs ^ Bos
  • Moss homers, knocks in three vs. Reds
    Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and a walk in a win over the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: Moss blasted a solo homer in the third inning and added a two-run double one inning later. The 31-year-old has three home runs and 13 RBI through 18 games this month, but he continues to have issues making contact. He's batting just .233 through 33 games this season while striking out 27 percent of the time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:47 pm
     
    Player Note
    Brandon Moss Cle - 1B,LF,RF
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Frazier has RBI double vs. Indians
    Todd Frazier went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored Friday against the Indians.

    Advice: Frazier hasn't homered since May 13, but he's hitting .360 (9-for-25) over his last seven games. With a .258/.351/.556 batting line to go along with 12 home runs, 24 RBI, and six stolen bases, the 29-year-old has been a force at the third base position for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:46 pm
  • Ike Davis (quad) remains shut down
    Ike Davis (quad) has yet to resume baseball activities.

    Advice: Davis is a week removed from a Grade 2 strain in his left quad. He's going to require more than a minimum stay on the DL, although an exact timetable isn't known at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:16 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Brock Holt goes 0-for-3 against Rangers
    Brock Holt went 0-for-3 with a walk and struck out looking to end the game Thursday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Holt's great start seems like a distance memory now; he's hitting .149 with one RBI in 47 at-bats since April 27. The Red Sox are playing him less with Shane Victorino (kind of) back, but he has started the last two days with Pablo Sandoval banged up. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:07 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF
    5:05 pm ^ @Tex
  • Belt(wrist) says he's fine after hit by pitch
    Brandon Belt (wrist) indicated that he was fine after being hit by a pitch during Thursday's game against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Belt was drilled by a Clayton Kershaw offering and admitted that it caused him to have flashbacks to last year's wrist injury, but he insists that he's perfectly fine. He has finally started to show signs of life offensively this past week, so as long as he's in the lineup on Friday fantasy owners should continue rolling him out there. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:52 pm
  • Santana (back) returns to Indians' lineup
    Carlos Santana (back) is in the Indians' starting lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Santana missed the previous four games due to back spasms. The 29-year-old is batting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 35 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:20 pm
     
    Not Active
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Cuddyer manages three hits in win over STL
    Michael Cuddyer went 3-for-3 in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: All three of Cuddyer's hits went for singles. He also recorded a walk in the contest. The veteran outfielder is hitting a pedestrian .253/.319/.363 this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:03 pm
  • Duda homers twice as Mets blank Cardinals
    Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 with two homers and four RBI in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Duda cracked his first homer, a solo shot, off of Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia in the sixth inning. He added a three-run shot in the eighth to finish off his 2-for-3 day. Duda's now hit five home runs and driven in 19. After a breakout 2014 in which he hit .253/.349/.481, Duda's slashing .302/.397/.497 over 149 at-bats in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:49 pm
  • Adams ends power drought, homers in a win
    Matt Adams ended his power drought, going 2-for-5 with a three-run home run as the Cardinals trampled the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Adams hadn't registered an extra-base hit in the month of May until his fourth-inning three-run blast off of Bartolo Colon. The slugger has four round-trippers on the season along with 18 RBI and a .250/.277/.379 triple-slash line. As a result of the slump, Adams has seen slightly reduced playing time, particularly against left-handers, but if he's able to heat up, he'll reclaim regular at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:35 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • Krauss doubles, sends Angels to a victory
    Mark Krauss helped the Angels take a late lead and an eventual win with a two-run double on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: First baseman Albert Pujols had to leave the game after he was hit on the wrist by a pitch, so Krauss replaced him at first base. He turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead when he hit a seventh-inning double to plate two runs off of Steve Delabar. Krauss had been 1-for-13 since his promotion on May 12. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:50 pm
     
    Not Active
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Santana (back) expected to return Thursday
    Carlos Santana (back) is expected to return Thursday.

    Advice: Santana will miss his fourth straight game Wednesday with back spasms, but there has been significant progress. Santana, 29, is batting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 35 games this season for the Tribe. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
     
    Not Active
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Stephen Vogt sitting out vs. left-hander
    Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's getting the day off with the Astros throwing lefty Dallas Keuchel. Josh Phegley is behind the dish. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:19 am
     
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Moss blasts sixth homer in win over White Sox
    Brandon Moss hit his sixth home run of the season in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Moss took reliever Zach Putnam deep in the eighth inning. The homer was the first baseman's first since May 6. He's got six homers and 24 RBI through 35 games thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:57 pm
     
    Player Note
    Brandon Moss Cle - 1B,LF,RF
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Papi stays hot, homers in second straight
    David Ortiz continued his hot hitting Tuesday, finishing 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the Red Sox' 4-3 win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Breaking out of a cold snap, Ortiz is 6-for-12 with two home runs in his past three games. On Tuesday, the designated hitter had an RBI single in the first inning before hitting a solo homer in the fifth. He's batting just .244/.331/.427 with six homers, but Ortiz is still a great hitter and appears to have turned a corner recently. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:59 pm
     
    5:05 pm x @Tex
  • Napoli launches fourth home run vs. Rangers
    Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Napoli hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning before delivering an RBI single in the fifth. The occasional long ball has been about all Napoli has been good for this year -- he's hitting just .174/.275/.314 through 34 games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:46 pm
     
    5:05 pm ^ @Tex
  • Reynolds homers among three hits in win
    Mark Reynolds went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's lopsided win over the Mets.

    Advice: Reynolds got the start at first base against left-hander Jon Niese, knocking two base hits to go with his third homer of the year. He's got 12 RBI and 10 runs scored on the year, batting .267/.337/.442 overall. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:59 pm
     
    Player Note
    Mark Reynolds StL - 1B,3B,OF
  • Carlos Santana (back) 'a couple of days' away
    Carlos Santana (back) said Tuesday that while he feels better, it could be "a couple of days" before he returns to the lineup.

    Advice: Santana is out of the lineup for the third straight day Tuesday because of back spasms. It sounds like he might not be back in there until the weekend series against the Reds. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:20 pm
     
    Not Active
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Santana (back) not in Indians' lineup Tuesday
    Carlos Santana (back) is not in the Indians' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the White Sox.

    Advice: Santana did not play Sunday and was scratched from the lineup Monday due to back spasms. Consider him day-to-day for now. Brandon Moss is at first base and Nick Swisher is at DH on Tuesday versus Chicago. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:11 pm
     
    Not Active
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Adams not in Tuesday's lineup
    Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Mark Reynolds will start at first base with left-hander Jon Niese on the mound for New York. He's batting sixth. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:40 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • Carlos Santana scratched with back spasms
    Carlos Santana was scratched from Monday's lineup with back spasms.

    Advice: Santana didn't play Sunday, either, as he revealed that the issue began to crop up on Saturday. Consider him day-to-day. Brandon Moss, who had been scheduled for a day off, is covering first base in Santana's absence. Rotoworld.com
    May 18, 2:27 pm
     
    Not Active
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Belt goes 9-for-14 in weekend series vs. Reds
    Brandon Belt finished 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, and three runs scored Sunday against the Reds.

    Advice: Belt went 9-for-14 with three home runs, seven RBI, and eight runs scored in the Giants' final three games in Cincinnati, lifting his OPS from .732 to .901 in a three-day span. The 27-year-old could be headed toward a breakout season if his health cooperates. He would probably enjoy hitting in Great American Ball Park a little more often. Rotoworld.com
    May 18, 10:23 am
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