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  • Russell Martin sitting out on Friday
    Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's the second straight day off for Martin, who's been battling some soreness in his left leg. Josh Thole is catching in his place. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:32 pm
  • Steve Clevenger back from paternity leave
    Orioles activated C Steve Clevenger from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Clevenger has been used in the designated hitter spot of late but doesn't figure to see much time this weekend with the Rangers slated to throw Cole Hamels, Martin Perez and Derek Holland. He's hitting .391/.417/.543 over 13 games for the O's this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:28 pm
  • Mariners option struggling Zunino to Triple-A
    Mariners optioned C Mike Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: The demotion is probably long overdue. Zunino has simply been lost at the plate all season, sporting a hideous .174/.230/.300 batting line over 112 games. John Hicks has replaced him on the roster and will share the catching duties with Jesus Sucre for now. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:18 am
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  • Jorge Alfaro (ankle) returns to game action
    Phillies catching prospect Jorge Alfaro (ankle) made his return to game action by catching three innings with the Gulf Coast League Phillies on Thursday.

    Advice: It's his first game since he suffered a significant ankle injury back in mid-June. Acquired from the Rangers in the Cole Hamels trade, Alfaro will likely play some fall and/or winter ball in order to make up for lost time. He should begin 2016 at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, with a major league debut likely later in the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:06 am
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  • Cervelli (feet) triples, scores in return
    Francisco Cervelli (feet) tripled and scored a run in his return to action Thursday.

    Advice: Cervelli sat out Wednesday's game after injuring both of his feet Tuesday, but he'll be fine. He's sporting a nifty .306/.374/.428 batting line for the Bucs. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:36 am
  • Mike Zunino goes 0-for-3
    Mike Zunino went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts on Thursday, leaving him with a .174 average after 350 at-bats.

    Advice: It doesn't seem likely that Zunino will fall below Adam Dunn's .159 average in 2011, but he could finish with the second lowest average (min. 400 at-bats) of anyone in the last 50 years. The next lowest marks were .179s from Rob Deer in 1991 and Dan Uggla in 2013. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:24 pm
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  • Austin Hedges starts second straight
    Austin Hedges made his second straight start Thursday, but he went 0-for-3 against the Nationals.

    Advice: Hedges has appeared in 13 games and gotten 35 at-bats this month after topping out at nine games and 22 at-bats in any of his first three months in the majors. It still doesn't look like he's going to be ready to be a starting catcher next year, but the Padres will probably try to give him more action in September so that this season isn't a total loss for him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:24 pm
  • Clevenger (paternity) to rejoin O's on Friday
    Steve Clevenger (paternity) is scheduled to return to the Orioles on Friday in Texas.

    Advice: Clevenger has been away from the O's for the last couple of days to welcome a daughter with his wife Tiffany. Clevenger probably won't play much in Texas against their scheduled trio of left-handed starters: Cole Hamels, Martin Perez, and Derek Holland. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:23 am
  • Schwarber starting at catcher on Thursday
    Kyle Schwarber is starting behind the plate in the Cubs' series finale Thursday versus the Giants.

    Advice: It's his 13th start this year at catcher, but his first since August 6. Schwarber was shifted to left field when Miguel Montero returned earlier this month from a thumb sprain, but Montero is getting a day off Thursday afternoon in San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 am
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  • Russell Martin out of Jays' lineup Thursday
    Russell Martin is out of the Blue Jays' lineup Thursday afternoon against the Rangers.

    Advice: Dioner Navarro will start at catcher and bat fifth in Toronto's series finale with Texas. It's just a day off for Martin, who's hitting .240/.329/.428 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI in 104 games this season for the Jays. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:59 am
  • Grandal (shoulder) back in LAD lineup Thurs.
    Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup Thursday against the Reds.

    Advice: Grandal had been sidelined since Saturday with soreness in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. The switch-hitter was able to take batting practice on Wednesday from both sides of the plate. He'll bat seventh in Thursday's matinee. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:58 am
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  • Ellis hits one of three Dodger homers in win
    A.J. Ellis swatted a two-run home run in Wednesday's 7-4 victory over the Reds.

    Advice: Ellis finished 1-for-3 with a walk. He drilled a two-run shot in the middle of the Dodgers' five-run fourth inning against starter David Holmberg. The catcher has started only nine games since being activated from the disabled list on August 5, but has performed well, batting .231/.429/.538 with two home runs in his most recent 26 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:05 pm
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  • Rupp extends his hitting streak to nine games
    Cameron finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Rupp hit a two-run double in the eighth inning as the Phillies attempted to erase a six-run deficit. Getting a majority of the starts behind home plate lately, the 26-year-old is riding a nine-game hitting streak. He's batting .254/.313/.402 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 208 plate appearances, emerging as the superior option -- both offensively and defensively -- over veteran Carlos Ruiz. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:43 pm
  • Ross placed on family medical emergency list
    Cubs placed C David Ross on the family medical emergency list.

    Advice: Ross could be away from the team for 3-to-7 days. The Cubs will be just fine without him, with starter Miguel Montero and Kyle Schwarber able to handle catching duties as well. Matt Szczur was recalled to take Ross' roster spot. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:04 pm
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  • Grandal (shoulder) expected to return Thurs.
    Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) is expected to return Thursday.

    Advice: Grandal has been out since Saturday with lingering soreness in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. It's an issue that has been bothering him for a while, but the Dodgers don't consider it to be serious. A.J. Ellis has been filling in at catcher for Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:58 pm
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  • Bethancourt to get majority of starts at C
    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wednesday that Christian Bethancourt will get the majority of the starts at catcher the rest of the way.

    Advice: It'll be an audition of sorts for the 2016 season. Bethancourt opened 2015 as the Braves' primary backstop, but he got optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on June 15 after batting just .198/.221/.287 over his first 29 games. He's probably not going to hold significant fantasy value down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:55 pm
  • Gattis homers twice, Astros take down Yanks
    Evan Gattis slugged two solo homers in the Astros' 6-2 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gattis went deep off Michael Pineda in the top of the second inning and off Adam Warren in the top of the eighth. He also homered Tuesday as part of a four-RBI game. "El Oso Blanco" is batting .243/.276/.464 with a career-high 22 home runs and 69 RBI in 121 games this season for the American League West-leading Astros. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:56 pm
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  • Holaday (thumb) already back from AAA DL
    Bryan Holaday (thumb) has already been activated from the disabled list at Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Holaday only missed a week with a dislocated left thumb. The 27-year-old could join the Tigers as an emergency third catcher when rosters expand on September 1. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:23 pm
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  • Francisco Cervelli (feet) sitting out Wed.
    Francisco Cervelli (feet) is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Cervelli fouled a ball off his right foot and jammed his left food during Tuesday's game. He's expected to be fine, but it's no surprise he's getting a breather in this one. Chris Stewart is behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:05 pm
  • Travis d'Arnaud sitting out Wednesday
    Travis d'Arnaud is not in the Mets' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just a day off. Anthony Recker is catching while d'Arnaud rests. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:49 pm
  • J.P. Arencibia called up from Triple-A
    Rays purchased the contract of C J.P. Arencibia from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Arencibia has done his usual thing at Durham this season, slugging 22 homers while batting .227. He'll be paired with Rene Rivera as the Rays' catcher with Curt Casali (hamstring) out. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:39 pm
  • Curt Casali (hamstring) heads to DL
    Rays placed C Curt Casali on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

    Advice: Casali injured the hamstring during Tuesday's contest. The Rays have called up J.P. Arencibia to pair with Rene Rivera behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:37 pm
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  • Corporan (thumb) resumes rehab assignment
    Carlos Corporan (thumb) will resume a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Wednesday.

    Advice: Corporan had to be pulled off a rehab assignment earlier this month due to soreness in his sprained left thumb. He's going to need surgery after the season but will try to gut it out down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:47 am
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  • Schwarber's 3-run HR powers Cubs past SF
    Kyle Schwarber went 1-for-4 with a walk and a three-run home run to help take down the Giants on Tuesday.

    Advice: Schwarber broke a scoreless tie in the third inning, drilling a Matt Cain offering to right-center, staking the Cubs to a 3-0 lead. Though the power display has been impressive, he has only four hits in 31 at-bats (.129) since August 16 and they're all homers. Schwarber is batting .275/.373/.570 with 12 home runs and 35 RBI since making his major league debut in mid-June. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:44 pm
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  • Molina stuff stat sheet in win over D'backs
    Yadier Molina finished 1-for-2 with two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Molina had an RBI double in the Cardinals' three-run first inning, and he subsequently caught pitcher Robbie Ray sleeping and nabbed third base. The steal was the third of the season for Molina. The 33-year-old now has 15 RBI in August and a .283/.319/.371 line with 53 RBI overall. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:27 pm
  • McCann homers, but Tigers fall short to LAA
    James McCann went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, but the Tigers came up short against the Angels on Tuesday.

    Advice: McCann's home run off of Jered Weaver in the sixth inning cut the Tigers' deficit to 8-6, but it just wasn't enough. The backstop had been in an offensive funk, batting .125 (5-for-40) in his previous 10 games, but has otherwise done an adequate job offensively. McCann is batting .269/.303/.409 with six home runs and 28 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:29 pm
  • Lucroy blasts two homers in loss to Indians
    Jonathan Lucroy homered twice, finishing 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Lucroy has now homered three times in his last two games, giving him seven home runs overall. The catcher is hitting .248/.315/.375 with 32 RBI and 42 runs scored in 83 games this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:06 pm
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  • Gattis plates four as Astros demolish Yanks
    Evan Gattis had four RBI in a 2-for-4 effort in Tuesday's dismantling of the Yankees.

    Advice: Gattis also drew two walks on the evening along with his two-run home run in the first inning and two-run single in the seventh. It was the most productive night the slugger has had at the dish in a long time. He's batting .241/.274/.450 with 20 home runs and 67 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:45 pm
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  • Ramos homers, Nationals defeat the Padres
    Wilson Ramos went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Tuesday's 8-3 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: Ramos knotted the game up at 2-2 in the second inning with his two-run blast off of James Shields. The backstop has homered in back-to-back games, now with 11 on the season with 53 RBI and a subpar .238/.272/.368 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:40 pm
  • Curt Casali exits with strained hamstring
    Curt Casali exited Tuesday's game against the Twins with a strained left hamstring.

    Advice: Casali smacked his 10th homer of the season Tuesday before departing. He'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday, but a trip to the disabled list is possible. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:38 pm
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  • Grandal still being bothered by sore shoulder
    Yasmani Grandal won't play Tuesday or Wednesday due to lingering soreness in his left shoulder.

    Advice: Grandal also missed Sunday's finale in Houston and some time last week. He's considered day-to-day for now and the Dodgers don't think he'll need a DL stint. A.J. Ellis is starting at catcher and batting seventh Tuesday in the Dodgers' series opener in Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:20 pm
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  • McCann out of Tuesday's lineup
    Brian McCann is out of the Yankees' lineup Tuesday against the Astros.

    Advice: He's getting a routine day off. John Ryan Murphy will start behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:38 pm
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  • Derek Norris (wrist) back in Tuesday's lineup
    Derek Norris (wrist) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

    Advice: Norris took a pitch off his wrist while catching during Saturday's game and sat out Sunday, but fortunately X-rays came back negative. He's batting seventh in his return to the lineup. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:26 pm
  • O's place Clevenger on paternity leave list
    Orioles placed C Steve Clevenger on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Clevenger can be away from the team for up to three days. Paul Janish will take his place on the active roster. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:25 am
  • McKenry undergoes knee surgery
    Michael McKenry underwent season-ending surgery Monday to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee.

    Advice: McKenry will finish his season with a .205/.329/.402 batting line to go along with four home runs and 17 RBI over 152 plate appearances. The 30-year-old made $1.0876 million in 2015 and will be arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:45 am
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  • McCann reaches base four times, Yanks win
    Brian McCann singled three times and drew a walk in four plate appearances as the Yankees eked out a win over the Astros on Monday.

    Advice: McCann wasn't brought home after any of his three singles, but drew a crucial walk to load the bases with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Carlos Beltran then knocked in the game's only run with a walk-off sacrifice fly. McCann has a solid .248/.317/.474 triple-slash line along with 22 home runs and 75 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:24 pm
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  • Steve Clevenger to go on paternity leave
    Steve Clevenger will be placed on the paternity leave list prior to Tuesday's game.

    Advice: He can be away for up to three games. Clevenger has been serving as the Orioles' third catcher. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:58 pm
  • Braves recall Christian Bethancourt from AAA
    Braves recalled C Christian Bethancourt from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Bethancourt will get another shot at the major league level with the 2015 season winding down for the rebuilding Braves. He opened the year as Atlanta's starting catcher, but the call was made to option him on June 15 after he hit .298/.221/.287 in 29 games. The 23-year-old should get a few starts per week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:07 am
  • Derek Norris (wrist) expects to return Tues.
    Derek Norris (wrist) is aiming to return Tuesday.

    Advice: Norris was held out of Sunday's series finale against the Cardinals -- a 10-3 loss for the Padres -- after getting crossed up behind the plate on Saturday and taking a pitch off his wrist. He only suffered a bruise. San Diego has a scheduled team off day on Monday and will then kick off a three-game series against the Nationals. Norris has 13 home runs and 54 RBI in 113 games this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:23 am
  • A.J. Ellis leaves after being kicked in head
    A.J. Ellis left Sunday's game against the Astros after being inadvertently kicked in the head by Carlos Gomez when Gomez tried to steal home.

    Advice: The Dodgers will put him through concussion tests. More should be known on Ellis' status later Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:07 pm
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  • Rupp homers as the Phillies beat the Marlins
    Cameron Rupp went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run as the Phillies took down the Marlins on Sunday.

    Advice: Rupp gave the Phillies some late insurance, boosting the Phillies' lead to 2-0 with a solo home run off of Chris Narveson in the seventh inning. The catcher is on a seven-game hitting streak and has homered four times in the month of August. Rupp also looked strong defensively, throwing out two of three would-be base-stealers on Sunday. On the season, he owns a .247/.305/.379 batting line with five home runs and 16 RBI. Rupp is likely looking at increased playing time next season, but his fantasy value will be limited to NL-only leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:03 pm
  • X-rays on Derek Norris' wrist are clean
    X-rays on Derek Norris' left wrist came back negative.

    Advice: Norris left Saturday's game after a pitch hit the wrist when he was crossed up. He's not in Sunday's lineup but had been scheduled for an off day, anyway. Austin Hedges is behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:29 am
  • Travis d'Arnaud sitting out on Sunday
    Travis d'Arnaud is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Anthony Recker is behind the dish in d'Arnaud's place. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:39 am
  • Russell Martin sitting out on Sunday
    Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Martin has been battling some soreness in his left leg recently and the Jays recalled Josh Thole to serve as a third catcher. Thole is being paired with R.A. Dickey Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:11 am
  • Yasmani Grandal not in lineup Sunday
    Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: A.J. Ellis will catch Clayton Kershaw as usual. Grandal has just three hits in his last 30 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:19 am
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  • Brian McCann swats 22nd homer as Yanks win
    Brian McCann swatted his 22nd home run of the season on Saturday, helping to propel the Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Indians.

    Advice: The Yankees came out of the gate swinging against opposing hurler Danny Salazar, with Brett Gardner launching a two-run homer and McCann blasting a solo shot in the very first inning. McCann would later add a single, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4. He has been one of the top offensive performers at the catcher position in all of baseball this season, slashing .244/.313/.475 with 22 homers and 75 RBI. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:22 pm
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  • D'Arnaud smacks solo homer vs. Rockies
    Travis d'Arnaud smacked a solo homer in a win over the Rockies on Friday.

    Advice: The Mets pounded out 16 hits in Friday's win and every starter (with the exception of Bartolo Colon) had at least one hit. D'Arnaud entered Friday's action hitting just .200 (10-for-50) with two homers and three doubles since coming off the disabled list, but he's capable of a strong finish if he can remain healthy. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:04 pm
  • Lucroy has three hits against Nationals
    Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Lucroy entered Friday's action hitting just .151 (8-for-53) so far this month. The 29-year-old has seen an increase in strikeouts and ground balls this season, which helps explain why his numbers haven't been anywhere near what we have seen in the past. His health has also likely contributed to his down year. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:30 pm
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  • Gattis clubs solo homer vs. Dodgers
    Evan Gattis clubbed a solo homer Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Gattis is now up to 19 home runs on the season. 13 of them have come at home, which shouldn't be much of a surprise given how friendly Minute Maid Park is to right-handed batters. The 29-year-old is batting .237/.269/.445 on the year. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:09 pm
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  • Wilson Ramos not in Friday's lineup
    Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off. Jose Lobaton is catching in Ramos' place. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:37 pm
  • Yadier Molina delivers go-ahead homer in win
    Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 and hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning as the Cardinals edged the Giants 4-3 on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was the first time all year that Molina hit cleanup, and he managed to play the hero, collecting just his fourth homer in 404 at-bats. He also had an RBI single to get the scoring started for the Cardinals in the first. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:26 pm
  • Martin playing through soreness in left leg
    Russell Martin admitted Wednesday that he's been playing through soreness in his left leg.

    Advice: Martin was noticeably laboring in the late stages of Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. After the game, he said he's fine catching but his issue is with running. Despite his ailment, Martin said he's determined to avoid missing time down the stretch. Even so, Jays manager John Gibbons may give Martin a few more days off here and there to keep him fresh for a postseason run. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:11 pm
  • Holaday (thumb) could return in a few weeks
    Bryan Holaday (thumb) could return to action in a few weeks.

    Advice: Holaday suffered a dislocated left thumb in a collision at home plate earlier this week at Triple-A Toledo, but it shouldn't be a season-ending ailment. The 27-year-old catcher could join the Tigers as a September callup if his health cooperates. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:19 pm
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  • Rockies place Michael McKenry on 60-day DL
    Rockies placed C Michael McKenry on the 60-day disabled list with right lateral meniscus tear.

    Advice: The knee injury will end McKenry's season. He got off to a very good start in 2015 but will wind up with an underwhelming .205/.329/.402 slash line in 58 games played. The 30-year-old backstop is arbitration-eligible this winter. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:01 pm
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  • Brian McCann not in lineup Wednesday
    Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's getting some rest with it being a day game after a night game. John Ryan Murphy is catching in McCann's place. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:09 am
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  • Jonathan Lucroy getting a day off Wednesday
    Jonathan Lucroy is not in the Brewers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather with it being a day game after a night game. Martin Maldonado is behind the dish in Lucroy's place. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:41 am
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    Jonathan Lucroy Mil - C,1B
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  • Schwarber homers, but Cubs lose to Tigers
    Kyle Schwarber walked and hit a three-run home run in five plate appearances as the Cubs were defeated by the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Schwarber sent a Buck Farmer offering screaming into the bleachers in right field at Wrigley Field, reducing the Tigers' lead to 6-5. So far, the C/OF has looked quite comfortable against big league pitching, batting .310/.400/.595 with nine home runs and 30 RBI in 135 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:08 pm
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  • Ellis hits 3-run homer, but Dodgers lose
    A.J. Ellis went 1-for-1 with four walks and a three-run home run as the Dodgers lost in 10 innings to the Athletics on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ellis broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the eighth inning with a three-run home run off of Fernando Rodriguez, but it wasn't a lead the Dodgers' bullpen could hold. The catcher is batting .217/.352/.349 with three home runs and 10 RBI this season. Ellis has battled hand and knee injuries this season, limiting his playing time. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:00 pm
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  • Casali launches ninth homer against Astros
    Curt Casali went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Casali hit the solo shot, his ninth of the season, in the fifth inning. He also doubled in the game. The catcher is batting .233/.293/.589 with 17 RBI this year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:11 pm
    15-Day DL
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  • Grandal out of Dodgers' lineup on Tuesday
    Yasmani Grandal is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Athletics.

    Advice: A.J. Ellis will catch Clayton Kershaw and Alex Guerrero will serve as the Dodgers' DH in the interleague matchup in Oakland. Grandal is just getting a night off. He's been battling a sore left (non-throwing) shoulder. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:45 pm
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  • Holaday suffered dislocated thumb at AAA
    Bryan Holaday suffered a dislocated left thumb in a home plate collision at Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Holaday will meet with the Mud Hens' head physician on Wednesday to discuss a rehab program. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Tuesday that expects the 27-year-old catcher to play again this season. Holaday could be a September callup if he's healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:21 pm
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  • McCann in Tuesday's lineup
    Brian McCann is in Tuesday's lineup against the Twins.

    Advice: It was previously reported that McCann was out of the lineup, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi wrote down the wrong information. He'll bat cleanup against Mike Pelfrey. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:04 pm
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  • McCann not in Tuesday's lineup
    Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Twins.

    Advice: It's likely just a simple day of rest. John Ryan Murphy will make the start behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:30 pm
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