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  • Souza (hand) resumes swinging
    Steven Souza (hand) has resumed swinging.

    Advice: Souza was cleared after a follow X-ray on his fractured left hand showed healing. He's still aiming to return around mid-September. 42 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x Min
  • Johnson (rib) out 4-6 weeks
    Reed Johnson (rib) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

    Advice: Johnson was originally believed to have a strained oblique, but he actually has a cracked rib. There's a good chance his season is over. 44 minutes ago
    60-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs x SD
  • Denard Span (back) not in Thursday's lineup
    Denard Span is out of Thursday's lineup for the Nationals due to back soreness.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like a major concern, but the Nationals will have to manage him down the stretch. Michael Taylor is starting in center field against the Padres. 48 minutes ago
  • Adam Jones exits game with apparent injury
    Adam Jones left Thursday's game against the Royals with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Jones ran into the center field fence trying to track down a ball off the bat of Ben Zobrist in the first inning. He remained in the game initially, but Paul Janish replaced him as a pinch-hitter in the third. The O's should pass along an update soon. 50 minutes ago
  • Victorino lofts sacrifice fly, fans twice
    Shane Victorino went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and two strikeouts in Thursday's win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Victorino's ninth-inning sacrifice fly pushed the score to 2-0 and gave the Angels a bit of breathing room. They would win by that final score. The RBI was just the veteran outfielder's second since being traded from the Red Sox. He's 9-for-46 in 20 games with his new team. Injuries have limited him to just 53 games this season. Today, 1:17 pm
  • Yelich (knee) out of Thursday's lineup
    Christian Yelich is out of Thursday's lineup against the Pirates with a bruised knee.

    Advice: Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald notes that he's not even taking batting practice, so this situation is worth watching. Derek Dietrich will start in left field while Ichiro Suzuki will play right. Today, 1:16 pm
    4:10 pm vs x Pit
  • J.D. Martinez hits second triple of season
    J.D. Martinez went 1-for-3 with a triple in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Martinez's triple was the only extra-base hit the Tigers scraped together in the 2-0 loss. It was his second of the season and eighth three-bagger of his career. When he's not flashing his wheels, he's hitting .292/.353/.567 with 34 homers and 87 RBI. Martinez is in the midst of his most productive season at the major league level. Today, 1:07 pm
    L, 2-0 vs ^ LAA
  • Schumaker strikes out three times vs LAD
    Skip Schumaker went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Schumaker fanned twice against Dodgers starter Zack Greinke, then added an additional whiff against reliever Chris Hatcher just for kicks and giggles. The 35-year-old outfield is hitting just .218/.291/.291. He's driven in 12, but is still waiting for that first homer of the season. There's no fantasy play here. Today, 12:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Skip Schumaker Cin - 2B,LF,CF,RF
    L, 1-0 vs ^ LAD
  • Ethier picks up trio of hits in win
    Andre Ethier went 3-for-3 with three singles in Thursday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Ethier and Yasiel Puig were the only Dodgers to pick up multiple hits in the 1-0 win. He's rocked a productive season to this point and is slashing .296/.372/.483 with 12 homers and 39 RBI. That triple-slash, on the whole, is the best Ethier's posted since 2010. Today, 12:41 pm
    New Player Note
    Andre Ethier LAD - LF,CF,RF
    W, 1-0 ^ @Cin
  • Span out of Nationals' lineup Thursday night
    Denard Span is out of the Nationals' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for the veteran outfielder, who returned earlier this week from a bad back injury. Michael Taylor is starting in center field against the Padres. Today, 12:41 pm
  • Rays recall Joey Butler from AAA Durham
    Rays recalled OF Joey Butler from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Butler has hit .278/.333/.410 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 74 games this season at the major league level. He could see some action in the Tampa Bay outfield down the stretch with Desmond Jennings heading back to the disabled list. Today, 12:31 pm
    4:10 pm vs ^ Min
  • Rays put OF Jennings (knee) back on the DL
    Rays placed OF Desmond Jennings on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee bruise.

    Advice: Jennings banged his surgically-repaired knee on a slide into second base over the weekend and hasn't felt right since. We might not see him again this season. Jennings, 28, will be arbitration eligible for the second time this winter after earning $3.1 million in 2015. He has appeared in only 28 games. Today, 12:29 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x Min
  • Puig leaves game after re-injuring hamstring
    Yasiel Puig was removed from Thursday's game against the Reds after re-injuring his right hamstring.

    Advice: Puig pulled up lame after legging out an infield single against Aroldis Chapman in the top of the ninth inning. The 24-year-old Cuban outfielder could be looking at yet another extended absence. He's appeared in just 77 games this season for the Dodgers. Today, 12:18 pm
    New Player Note
    Yasiel Puig LAD - CF,RF
    W, 1-0 ^ @Cin
  • Gregor Blanco (hip) out of SF lineup Thursday
    Gregor Blanco (hip) is out of the Giants' starting lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Blanco was a late scratch from Wednesday's game with a left hip strain, but he felt good running in the outfield on Thursday morning and could be available off the bench already. Juan Perez is starting in center field and batting seventh on Thursday afternoon. Today, 11:13 am
    Bot 5, 5-1 vs x ChC
  • Orioles outright Nolan Reimold to AAA level
    Orioles sent OF Nolan Reimold outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Reimold got designated for assignment by the O's earlier this week and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 31-year-old outfielder was batting just .227/.306/.340 in 108 plate appearances this season with Baltimore. Today, 11:07 am
    Not Active
    Bot 5, 0-3 x @KC
  • Pagan (knee) not in Giants' lineup Thursday
    Angel Pagan (knee) is not in the Giants' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Pagan took an early flight from Omaha to San Francisco on Thursday morning and will probably be given a full day of rest before returning to the Giants' active roster on Friday. Juan Perez is in center field in Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Cubs. Pagan has been on the disabled list since August 10. Today, 10:54 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 5-1 vs x ChC
  • Yankees have no plans to call up Aaron Judge
    Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Thursday that there are no current plans to call up Aaron Judge.

    Advice: But that does't mean it won't happen at some point in September. Judge, a consensus top-75 prospect ahead of the 2015 season, is batting .262/.337/.469 with 20 home runs and 70 RBI in 122 games this year between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 23-year-old corner outfield prospect would make sense as a bench bat for the stretch run. Today, 10:47 am
    Not Active
  • Dexter Fowler (shin) out Thursday vs. Giants
    Dexter Fowler is out of the Cubs' lineup again on Thursday due to discomfort in his right shin.

    Advice: Fowler also missed Wednesday's game, but X-rays turned up negative and he should be good to go sometime this weekend. Kris Bryant is in right field, Chris Denorfia is in left field, and Matt Szczur is in center field Thursday against the Giants. Denorfia will lead off. Today, 10:09 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. Today, 9:54 am
  • Lorenzo Cain getting day off Thursday vs. O's
    Lorenzo Cain is out of the Royals' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Jarrod Dyson will start in center field and Paulo Orlando will start in left field in the Royals' series finale against the Orioles. It's just a day of rest for Cain, who's been one of the best players in baseball in 2015. Today, 8:16 am
    New Player Note
    Lorenzo Cain KC - CF,RF
    Bot 5, 3-0 vs x Bal
  • Grant Green (knee) back in Angels' lineup
    Grant Green (knee) is back in the Angels' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Tigers.

    Advice: Green sat out Wednesday after tweaking his right knee on Tuesday night, but it was obviously nothing major. He'll start at second base and bat ninth in Detroit. Green is filling in as a starter for the Halos with Johnny Giavotella (illness) sidelined indefinitely. Today, 8:06 am
    W, 2-0 ^ @Det
  • Jennings (knee) could be headed back to DL
    Desmond Jennings (knee) could be headed back to the disabled list.

    Advice: Jennings banged his surgically-repaired left knee on a slide into second base over the weekend and aggravated it again Tuesday while running the bases. He has already missed 3 1/2 months this season to left knee troubles. The 28-year-old outfielder is shaping up to be a massive disappointment in 2015 and will be an interesting arbitration case heading into 2016. Today, 5:49 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x Min
  • Aoki homers to help defeat Cubs
    Nori Aoki went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Aoki went ya-ya with a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the first inning. It would be his only hit of the game. He recently landed on the concussion list after being hit in the helmet by a Jake Arrieta pitch, but the Giants brought him back last Thursday and he's since returned to his power-hitting ways. Aoki's slashing .296/.360/.387 with five homers, 39 runs scored and 13 steals this season. Yesterday, 10:27 pm
    Bot 5, 5-1 vs ^ ChC
  • Shin-Soo Choo goes 3-for-5 against Jays
    Shin-Soo Choo finished 3-for-5 with two RBI Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Choo isn't just batting .301 this month, but he's walked 17 times and gotten hit by four pitches, giving him a .457 OBP. Unfortunately, he doesn't really run much any longer and he's not racking up RBI, so he's not nearly the fantasy outfielder he used to be. Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Johnson dealing with broken rib, not oblique
    Reed Johnson said an MRI Wednesday showed a broken rib, not a strained oblique as originally suspected.

    Advice: Johnson said he believed the injury was a hairline fracture that was made worse by a sneeze. He's out until at least mid-September and may be done for the year. Yesterday, 8:02 pm
    60-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs x SD
  • Puig homers, powering Dodgers in win vs. Reds
    Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run as the Dodgers beat the Reds on Wednesday.

    Advice: Puig capped off a five-run fourth inning with a two-run home run to center field off of David Holmberg. The star outfielder is on a nine-game hitting streak and is now carrying a .253/.321/.440 batting line with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 302 plate appearances this season. Yesterday, 7:54 pm
    New Player Note
    Yasiel Puig LAD - CF,RF
    W, 1-0 ^ @Cin
  • Daniel Nava hits first homer of 2015
    Daniel Nava hit his first homer of the season Wednesday off the Twins' Tyler Duffey.

    Advice: Nava also walked in the game. He's 6-for-31 with six walks in 14 games with the Rays, and he's probably in line for more playing time again if Desmond Jennings misses more action. Yesterday, 7:54 pm
    4:10 pm vs ^ Min
  • Martinez blasts 34th homer as Tigers top LAA
    J.D. Martinez blasted his 34th home run of the season, finishing 2-for-4 in Wednesday's victory over the Angels.

    Advice: Martinez led off the fourth inning with a double but was stranded. In the fifth, he made it a four-run frame when he drove a Hector Santiago pitch to left field for a two-run round-tripper. Along with 34 homers, Martinez has plated 87 runs while batting .291/.353/.564 in what has been a tremendous follow-up to his breakout in 2014. Yesterday, 7:17 pm
    L, 2-0 vs ^ LAA
  • Prado homers, but Marlins fall to Pirates
    Martin Prado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Prado tied the game up at 1-1 in the first inning, driving a solo home run to left field off of Jeff Locke. The infielder has hit for more power lately, hitting two doubles and two home runs within the last week, but it mostly hasn't been there for him this season. Prado is batting .270/.316/.364 with six home runs and 40 RBI. Yesterday, 7:05 pm
    4:10 pm vs ^ Pit
  • Blanco a late scratch with left hip strain
    Gregor Blanco was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup with a left hip strain.

    Advice: Blanco was replaced in the lineup by Juan Perez. It's another blow to a team ravaged by injuries this year. The Giants should provide a clearer outlook on Blanco shortly. Yesterday, 6:01 pm
    Bot 5, 5-1 vs x ChC
  • Pagan (knee) set to be activated Thursday
    Angel Pagan (knee) will play in a final rehab game Wednesday before being activated on Thursday.

    Advice: Pagan has been on a rehab assignment since Sunday and the reports have obviously been good. The outfielder's return will be a boost to the Giants, who have lost five of their last six games heading into Wednesday's contest against the Cubs. The 34-year-old is hitting .258/.290/.308 in 102 games this year. Yesterday, 5:19 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 5-1 vs x ChC
  • Cruz blasts 39th homer as Mariners blast A's
    Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in the Mariners' 8-2 win over the A's on Wednesday.

    Advice: Cruz had an RBI single in the Mariners' four-run first inning, adding another RBI single in the sixth before blasting a solo homer in the eighth. Cruz has an AL-best 39 home runs to go with 82 RBI and 76 runs. The outfielder is hitting a robust .321/.390/.615 with a little over a month left to play. Yesterday, 4:20 pm
    5:10 pm ^ @CWS
  • Fowler gets day off Wednesday against Giants
    Dexter Fowler is not in the Cubs' lineup against the Giants on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just a day off for the outfielder, who is hitting .252/.349/.420 with 14 homers, 17 steals and 84 runs scored atop the Cubs' lineup. Chris Denorfia got the start in center field in place of Fowler on Wednesday. Yesterday, 3:23 pm
  • Reed Johnson suffers oblique strain on rehab
    Reed Johnson has been pulled off his minor league rehab assignment due to a strained oblique.

    Advice: Johnson suffered the oblique strain on a sneeze and can now be ruled out through mid-September. He was on the long road to recovery from a torn tendon in his left foot. Yesterday, 2:02 pm
    60-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs x SD
  • Desmond Jennings (knee) not in lineup Wed.
    Desmond Jennings (knee) is not in the Rays' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Jennings tweaked his surgically-repaired left knee over the weekend and had to leave Tuesday game after it swelled up on him. It's not viewed as a major setback. Grady Sizemore is in left field and Daniel Nava is in right for the Rays Wednesday. Yesterday, 12:57 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x Min
  • Grant Green (knee) not in lineup Wednesday
    Grant Green (knee) is not in the Angels' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Green is sitting out after tweaking his right knee Tuesday. He's considered day-to-day. Ryan Jackson is handling second base in his place. Yesterday, 12:53 pm
    W, 2-0 ^ @Det
  • 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. Tuesday, 10:44 pm
  • Cruz pushes MLB homer lead to 38 in a win
    Nelson Cruz hit his 38th home run of the season, finishing 1-for-4 as the Mariners fended off the Athletics on Tuesday.

    Advice: Cruz got the Mariners on the board in the fourth inning, clubbing a solo home run to left-center off of Jesse Chavez. The defending home run champ is now four homers ahead of Josh Donaldson, Chris Davis, and Albert Pujols -- who each have 34 -- for the major league lead. Cruz has also knocked in 79 runs while batting .317/.386/.607. Tuesday, 10:34 pm
    5:10 pm ^ @CWS
  • Grant Green (knee) hopes to play Wednesday
    Grant Green said that an MRI on his right knee showed just a "tweak."

    Advice: We presume that means he has no structural damage, as Green is hoping to be back in the lineup on Wednesday. He's been filling in at second base for Johnny Giavotella (illness). Tuesday, 8:35 pm
    W, 2-0 ^ @Det
  • Desmond Jennings leaves with bruised knee
    Desmond Jennings left Tuesday's game against the Twins with a bruised left knee.

    Advice: How Jennings was hurt wasn't obvious, but the fact that it's the same knee that caused him to miss nearly four months of action this season is obviously concerning. The Rays should have more on his status after the game. Tuesday, 6:46 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x Min
  • Grant Green leaves game with knee injury
    Grant Green left Tuesday's game against the Tigers with right knee discomfort.

    Advice: It's not clear how he was hurt, but the Angels should provide more on Green's status after the game. Green has been starting at second base with Johnny Giavotella (illness) sidelined. Tuesday, 5:57 pm
    W, 2-0 ^ @Det
  • Grant Green exits with undisclosed injury
    Grant Green left Tuesday's game against the Tigers with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: It's unclear what happened, but Green was pinch-hit for in the top of the fourth inning. The Angels are relying on Green as their regular second baseman with Johnny Giavotella (illness) sidelined, so losing him wouldn't be ideal. Tuesday, 5:39 pm
    W, 2-0 ^ @Det
  • Span (back) activated from disabled list
    Nationals activated OF Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Span has been sidelined since July 6 with a nagging back injury, but he showed enough over six rehab games to convince the Nationals that he's ready to go. He's batting leadoff in his return Tuesday against the Padres. The veteran outfielder has played well when healthy this season, but he's only appeared in 59 games. Tuesday, 12:47 pm
  • Yelich (knee) activated from disabled list
    Marlins activated OF Christian Yelich from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Yelich ended up missing the minimum 15 days with a right knee contusion and didn't even require a minor league rehab assignment. The 23-year-old is batting .275/.343/.376 with six home runs, 29 RBI, and 14 steals over 92 games this season. Tuesday, 12:23 pm
    4:10 pm vs x Pit
  • Jones homer gives early lead, but O's lose
    Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Jones creamed a Kris Medlen offering to left-center in the first inning, but it was a lead the Orioles would wind up losing. The O's have dropped five games in a row now, but it isn't the outfielder's fault. Jones is batting .285/.324/.507 with 24 home runs and 66 RBI. Monday, 8:04 pm
  • Martinez hits 3-run homer but the Tigers lose
    J.D. Martinez doubled and hit a three-run home run across five at-bats in Monday's loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Martinez started the scoring, plating three with a home run off of Keyvius Sampson in the top of the first inning. It was a lead the Tigers would hold until deflating in a 10-run bottom of the sixth. Martinez has gone yard 33 times this season, knocking in 84 runs while batting .288/.350/.554. It has truly been a remarkable year for the Astros castoff. Monday, 7:49 pm
    L, 2-0 vs ^ LAA
  • Denard Span (back) to be activated Tuesday
    Denard Span (back) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

    Advice: Span was 7-for-17 (.412) with a home run, three walks and three runs scored in six rehab games with High-A Potomac. The veteran outfielder has dealt with a nagging back injury since June but is feeling well enough to give it a go again. He's hit .304/.367/.430 with five homers and 11 steals in 59 games this season. Monday, 2:52 pm
  • Yelich (knee) aiming to return on Tuesday
    Christian Yelich (knee) is hopeful of being activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, the first day he's eligible.

    Advice: It's a surprise, as just a couple days ago Yelich wasn't cleared to run yet. He made nice progress over the weekend, though, and will shag some flies prior to Monday's game in hopes of being activated on Tuesday. The young outfielder has been out with a right knee contusion. Monday, 1:35 pm
    4:10 pm vs x Pit
  • Orioles DFA outfielder Nolan Reimold
    Orioles designated OF Nolan Reimold for assignment.

    Advice: Reimold was sporting a weak .227/.306/.340 batting line in 108 plate appearances with Baltimore. The 31-year-old outfielder will likely pass through waivers unclaimed. Henry Urrutia has taken over as the O's primary left fielder. Monday, 12:22 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 5, 0-3 x @KC
  • Span (back) could return as early as Tuesday
    Denard Span (back) went 1-for-3 in his sixth minor league rehab game Sunday with Double-A Harrisburg.

    Advice: Span is 7-for-17 (.412) with a home run, three walks, and three runs scored since beginning his rehab with High-A Potomac last week. The center fielder could be added back to the Nationals' active roster as early as Tuesday and is capable of providing significant fantasy production down the stretch. Span owns a .304/.367/.430 slash line with five homers, 37 runs, 15 doubles, and 11 steals in 59 games this season. Monday, 9:47 am
  • Puig singles twice and steals base in loss
    Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Puig hurt his hamstring on Tuesday and it kept him out for several games, so Sunday's steal was a good sign that the leg might be back to health after the minor injury. This season has been something of a disappointment for the third-year player, who is hitting .254/.322/.432 with 10 homers and 35 RBI, but at least a portion of the inconsistency has been injury-related. Puig's played in just 74 games to this point. Sunday, 3:11 pm
    New Player Note
    Yasiel Puig LAD - CF,RF
    W, 1-0 ^ @Cin
  • Judge homers in win for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
    Yankees OF prospect Aaron Judge went 3-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base Saturday in a win for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

    Advice: He scored three of the RailRiders' 11 runs. Judge is still adjusting to Triple-A (.246 AVG) but has made strides over the last month with six homers and 15 RBI in 74 August at-bats. He's already surpassed last year's home run total and needs just eight RBI to match the 78 he posted last season. Sunday, 3:04 pm
    Not Active
  • Yasiel Puig ejected Sunday for throwing bat
    Yasiel Puig was ejected from the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Astros for throwing his bat after striking out.

    Advice: While extremely talented, Puig continues to show poor judgment and let emotions get the best of him at times, and getting tossed in the ninth inning of a one-run game is another example. Sunday, 2:07 pm
    New Player Note
    Yasiel Puig LAD - CF,RF
    W, 1-0 ^ @Cin
  • Angels recall utility man Grant Green
    Angels recalled INF/OF Grant Green from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Nick Tropeano was sent down in the corresponding roster move. The Angels needed infield depth with Jonny Giavotella dealing with an illness. Green has only logged 21 at-bats in the big leagues this year, hitting .238 with two RBI. He'll start at second base and bat ninth Saturday against the Blue Jays. Saturday, 3:36 pm
    W, 2-0 ^ @Det
  • Puig (hamstring) returns to Dodgers lineup
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) has returned to the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since tweaking his hamstring during Tuesday's game. He's starting in right field and batting leadoff on Saturday against Scott Kazmir and the Astros. Saturday, 1:05 pm
    New Player Note
    Yasiel Puig LAD - CF,RF
    W, 1-0 ^ @Cin
  • Angel Pagan to begin rehab assignment Sunday
    Angel Pagan (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Sunday.

    Advice: He has seen steady improvement in his right knee in recent days and is trending toward a return to the Giants lineup before the end of the month. The oft-injured outfielder is hitting .258/.290/.308 with no homers and 26 RBI in 102 games this season. Saturday, 11:33 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 5-1 vs x ChC
  • Desmond Jennings hits first home run
    Desmond Jennings went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer of the year Friday as the Rays beat the A's 2-1.

    Advice: Jennings is 10-for-28 since coming off the disabled list a week ago. Still, he probably won't be anything more than a fringy mixed-league outfielder the rest of the way unless he resumes stealing bases, something that seems unlikely after he missed all that time following knee surgery. Friday, 10:24 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x Min
  • Yasiel Puig (hamstring) still out on Friday
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since tweaking his right hamstring on Tuesday. The Dodgers could use Puig as a designated hitter at some point this weekend in Houston. Friday, 2:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Yasiel Puig LAD - CF,RF
    W, 1-0 ^ @Cin
  • Christian Yelich (knee) not running yet
    Christian Yelich (knee) has yet to be cleared to resume running.

    Advice: Yelich has been taking batting practice with no issues, but there's still some soreness and swelling in his bruised right knee that's keeping him from running. At this point, it seems unlikely that he'll return before the end of the month. Friday, 8:33 am
    4:10 pm vs x Pit
  • Giants activate Nori Aoki from concussion DL
    Giants activated OF Nori Aoki from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Aoki gets the go-ahead just as the Giants lose Hunter Pence to an oblique injury. Aoki spent seven days on the concussion disabled list after getting struck in the helmet by a Jake Arrieta pitch. He returns Thursday to a cool .302 batting average and .368 OBP. Thursday, 12:12 pm
    Bot 5, 5-1 vs ^ ChC
  • Jones homers, Orioles defeat the Mets
    Adam Jones went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a solo home run as the Orioles walked off 5-4 winners over the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jones led off the fourth inning with a double and came around to score later in the frame to cut the Mets' lead to 2-1. In the seventh, he drilled a solo home run against Hansel Robles to tie the game up at four apiece. Jones has gone yard six times in his last nine games, giving him 23 on the season along with 64 RBI and a .283/.323/.508 batting line. Wednesday, 7:22 pm
  • MRI on Puig's hamstring shows mild strain
    An MRI on Yasiel Puig's right hamstring showed a very mild strain.

    Advice: Dodgers trainer Stan Conte referred to the exam as "really positive" news. It looks at this point like Puig will avoid the disabled list, although we'll have to wait and see how he recovers over the next couple days. He might be used as a designated hitter for the weekend series in Houston. Wednesday, 10:36 am
    New Player Note
    Yasiel Puig LAD - CF,RF
    W, 1-0 ^ @Cin
  • Puig (hamstring) not in lineup Wednesday
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Puig tweaked his right hamstring during Tuesday's game. He doesn't think it's as serious as the straining of his other hamstring that cost him 39 games, but it's unclear at this point whether a disabled list stint might be required. The Dodgers have Carl Crawford in left field and Andre Ethier in right Wednesday. Wednesday, 9:54 am
    New Player Note
    Yasiel Puig LAD - CF,RF
    W, 1-0 ^ @Cin
  • Martinez homers, Tigers defeat the Cubs
    J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a sacrifice fly in Tuesday's win against the Cubs.

    Advice: Martinez pushed the Tigers' lead to 3-0 in the first inning when he drilled a Jason Hammel pitch over the fence in center field. Now with 31 home runs, he's on pace to finish the season with 42 -- quite an impressive feat after setting a career-high with 23 last year. Martinez has also knocked in 79 runs while batting .288/.349/.553. Tuesday, 11:11 pm
    L, 2-0 vs ^ LAA
  • 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. Tuesday, 11:08 pm
  • Puig departs game with apparent leg injury
    Yasiel Puig was pulled from Tuesday's game against the A's with an apparent hamstring injury.

    Advice: Puig came up limping after hustling out an infield single in the top of the eighth inning. It looked like he was motioning toward his right hamstring as trainers helped him off. Puig has missed 39 games this season with left hamstring trouble and might be facing another extended absence, although he contends that the injury isn't as bad this time. Carl Crawford entered the game Tuesday as a pinch-runner. Tuesday, 9:43 pm
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    Yasiel Puig LAD - CF,RF
    W, 1-0 ^ @Cin
  • Dexter Fowler clears revocable waivers
    USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that Dexter Fowler has cleared revocable waivers.

    Advice: It's another example of teams just playing the waiver game in August, as the Cubs have no intention of trading Fowler. More interesting is that Starlin Castro has not been placed on waivers yet, according to Nightengale. Castro is much likelier to be dealt over the offseason. Tuesday, 8:21 pm
  • Cruz has RBI double, run scored vs. Rangers
    Nelson Cruz had an RBI double and a run scored Tuesday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Cruz took a break from smashing home runs and kept the ball in the yard this time, doubling home a run against Rangers starter Chi Chi Gonzalez in the first inning and coming around to score on Seth Smith's two-run homer later in the inning. Cruz finished 1-for-4 in the contest. Cruz remains among the league leaders in most offensive categories, batting .321/.388/.608 with 36 home runs, 75 RBI and 67 runs scored overall. Tuesday, 8:20 pm
    5:10 pm ^ @CWS
  • Span (back) continues rehab assignment
    Denard Span (back) will continue his minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Class A Hagerstown.

    Advice: Span, sidelined with a nagging back injury, went 0-for-2 and played three innings in center field in his first game with High-A Potomac on Sunday. Assuming no further setbacks, he figures to rejoin the Nationals before the end of the month. Tuesday, 9:44 am
  • Aoki (concussion) to be activated Thursday
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Nori Aoki (concussion) will be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on Thursday.

    Advice: Aoki has been performing baseball activities for a few days and not experienced any concussion-related symptoms, so he's ready to go. He'll miss the Giants' series in St. Louis but will be ready to roll later this week when they head to Pittsburgh. Monday, 3:47 pm
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