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  • Renfroe homers twice, drives in seven vs. LAD
    Hunter Renfroe went off in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Dodgers, launching a three-run home run and a grand slam to finish with seven RBI.

    Advice: Renfroe spaced out his damage. He swatted a three-run home run off Kenta Maeda in the first inning, then went silent until the eighth. At which point, all the noise in the world. The 24-year-old outfielder connected to clear the bases for the grand slam against Louis Coleman, boosting the Padres to a 7-1 advantage in the process. For those disinclined to do the math, Renfroe accounted for all seven of the Padres' runs in the game with his pair of home runs. Those were his second and third career major league homers. All of this damage has come in Renfroe's first 17 big league at-bats. Not too shabby. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:02 pm
  • Chase Utley cracks solo home run in defeat
    Chase Utley went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Utley rocked a solo homer in the third inning. At the time, it drew the Dodgers to within 3-1. They wouldn't score again in the game. For the season, the veteran second baseman is slashing .254/.323/.396 with 13 homers and 51 RBI over 503 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:54 pm
  • Adrian Gonzalez exits with sinus infection
    Adrian Gonzalez exited Tuesday's loss to the Padres due to a sinus infection.

    Advice: Gonzalez saw two at-bats before being lifted. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward, but there is little reason to believe this will cost him more than a game or two. If that. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:50 pm
  • Anderson has homer, three RBI in Sox' rout
    Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored in the White Sox' 13-6 beatdown of the Rays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Anderson did damage with each of his three hits, collecting an RBI single in the first inning before swatting a run-scoring double in the second. He then capped it off with a solo shot, his eighth of the season, in the eighth inning. It's been a successful rookie campaign for the 23-year-old, who is hitting .278/.300/.411 with those eight homers, 28 RBI, 54 runs scored and 10 steals in 94 games overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Pence homers in offensive explosion
    Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: This was an annihilation. A few fun statistics of note from the 12-3 win: The Giants collected nine extra-base hits in the contest, with only Angel Pagan failing to pick up an extra-base knock among regular batters. Included in that barrage, four triples (two by Brandon Crawford). Seven players finished with multiple hits. For his part, Pence connected for a solo home run in the fifth inning, going back-to-back with Buster Posey. This season, the veteran outfielder is hitting .294/.364/.463 with 13 homers and 56 RBI over 374 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Querecuto smacks two-run triple for first hit
    Juniel Querecuto got his first major league hit in style Tuesday, swatting a two-run triple in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Querecuto got the start at second base and batted ninth in the contest, and in his last at-bat he lined a pitch to left-center field that eluded center fielder Leury Garcia -- and was aided by Garcia's shenanigans that followed -- for his first big league hit, his first triple and his first two runs batted in. He later scored his first run as well. Querecuto doesn't appear to have a long major league career ahead of him, but nobody can take Tuesday away from him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Eaton gets two hits, steal, two runs Tuesday
    Adam Eaton went 2-for-5 with an RBI single, a stolen base and two runs scored in a win over the Rays on Tuesday.

    Advice: The 27-year-old is having a year remarkably similar to his productive 2015 season. Through Tuesday, Eaton is batting .284/.361/.431 with 14 homers, 59 RBI, 87 runs scored and 13 steals; last season, Eaton hit .287/.361/.431 with 14 homers, 56 RBI, 98 runs scored and 18 steals. It's not overwhelming in any particular category, but Eaton is proving to be a solid five-category contributor for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • LeMahieu whiffs three times in loss to Giants
    DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: LeMahieu simply couldn't square up Matt Moore, though the same could be said for just about everybody on the Rockies. For the season, the 28-year-old second baseman is slashing .349/.418/.496 with 11 homers, 66 RBI and 11 steals over 550 at-bats. This has been a career-year for LeMahieu in a number of statistical categories, including home runs, RBI and batting average. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Garcia has triple, three-run homer vs. Rays
    Leury Garcia went 2-for-4 with a triple, a three-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Both the triple and the dinger were the first in 13 games for Garcia, who was recalled in early September after spending the year with the club's Triple-A affiliate. Garcia had some prospect juice a few years back and was acquired by the Sox in a deal with the Rangers for Alex Rios in 2013, but he hasn't been able to carve out a meaningful role with the big club in recent seasons. He'll continue to be a complementary player going forward. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Aledmys Diaz honors JF16 with grand slam
    Aledmys Diaz paid tribute to his friend Jose Fernandez on Tuesday, hitting a grand slam en route to the Cardinals' 12-5 drubbing of the Reds.

    Advice: Diaz, who was away from the Cardinals on Monday to be with Fernandez's family in Miami, smacked a Robert Stephenson fastball into the left-center field bleachers to give the Cardinals a 5-2 lead in the bottom fourth inning Tuesday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. As he touched home plate he pointed to the sky in remembrance of his boyhood friend, and again Diaz gestured to the heavens after a curtain call from Cardinals fans. The 26-year-old shortstop will surely be playing with a heavy heart for as long as the Cards stay in it, but Tuesday was a moment he likely won't forget. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Jefry Marte clubs grand slam in win over A's
    Jefry Marte went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Tuesday's 8-1 win over the A's

    Advice: Marte stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and nobody out in the fourth inning. Facing off against Daniel Mengden, he proceeded to launch a 405-foot bomb to dead central to jump the Angels to a 5-0 lead. That was more than enough for a game Ricky Nolasco. In addition to the granny, Marte also picked up a double. He has done a nice job in a complementary role this season, hitting .251/.307/.461 with 13 homers and 42 RBI over 243 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 pm
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  • Peralta homers, drives in four against Reds
    Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Peralta hit a three-run jack in the fifth inning, one of the Cardinals' five home runs on the night. The homer was a big one for Peralta personally, as he hadn't gone yard since September 6. The 34-year-old has just eight homers and 29 RBI in total through 77 games, and he's slashing a pedestrian .259/.307/.415 in those games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Ryon Healy hits RBI double in loss to Angels
    Ryon Healy went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Healy was more or less the entire offense for the A's in this one. No other Athletics batter had more than one hit and as a team, they finished with six knocks -- half of which belonged to Healy. His sixth inning RBI double off Ricky Nolasco drove in the team's lone run of the game. This was his second three-hit effort in his last three games. Overall, he is slashing a sturdy .309/.341/.526 with 12 homers and 34 RBI over 249 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Suarez picks up three hits, two runs vs. STL
    Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Suarez swatted three singles in the game, and he's now got a modest five-game hitting streak during which he's 9-for-22 with five runs scored. The 25-year-old has 20 home runs, 66 RBI, 77 runs scored and 10 steals to go with a .251/.320/.412 overall this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Freeman homers, extends hitting streak to 29
    Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a solo homer to extend his hitting streak to 29 games in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: The first baseman's longball in the fourth inning off of Jerad Eickhoff extended the hit streak, and Freeman added a walk and a single, scoring three runs on the night. He's also reached base in 45 straight contests, a streak that extends back to August 5. Freeman's batting line this season is up to .307/.404/.576. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Ryan Howard belts 15th career grand slam
    Ryan Howard hit his 15th career grand slam in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Howard followed a couple singles and a walk in the first inning with a long one to right field off of Julio Teheran. He also added a single in a later at-bat. Howard's .196/.259/.453 batting line is awfully ugly, but he's still hitting balls over the boards with 24 home runs. It's his highest home run total since 2011. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Springer swats two-run double to down M's
    George Springer went 3-for-5 with a two-run double and two runs scored to help the Astros double up the Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Springer singled and scored leading off the first inning, but it was his double with the bases loaded in the sixth inning that made the difference. That two-run knock gave the Astros a lead, and they would hold onto it to keep pace in the hunt for a spot in the AL Wild Card game. Springer is the owner of an eight-game hitting streak during which he's 17-for-36. The good stretch has his overall line up to .262/.362/.458 with 28 homers, 81 RBI, 115 runs scored and nine steals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Cruz turns in fifth straight multi-hit game
    Nelson Cruz had yet another multi-hit game Tuesday, finishing 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Cruz now has five consecutive two-hit contests, and he's got two doubles, four homers, 10 RBI and six runs scored in that span. On Tuesday, his RBI single in the first inning gave the Mariners a short-lived lead. The 36-year-old is batting .288/.360/.553 with 41 homers, 102 RBI and 93 runs scored in 151 games overall this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Altuve's two hits widen batting title lead
    Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Altuve stretched his insurmountable lead in the race for the American League batting title by knocking the pair of hits, and he's now batting .339/.397/.538 in 157 games. The next-closest hitter in the AL is David Ortiz, who is hitting .318 after Tuesday's game. Altuve's 28 steals are also tops in the AL, and he's seventh in runs with 107. The 26-year-old has already set personal bests with 24 homers and 96 RBI as well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Brandon Phillips day-to-day with hand injury
    Brandon Phillips left Tuesday night's game in St. Louis after suffering a left hand injury.

    Advice: X-rays were negative, but even minor injuries can be season-enders at this point. Phillips was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and an RBI sac fly Tuesday before exiting. He's sitting on a .291/.320/.416 batting line in 141 games played. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 pm
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  • Gomez has three-run HR in win over Brewers
    Carlos Gomez hit a three-run home run and the Rangers topped the Brewers 6-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gomez jumped on a pitch by his former teammate Jimmy Nelson in the third inning, tying the game with his three-run shot. He's now got seven homers, 21 RBI and 18 runs scored since joining the Rangers in late August, a signal that perhaps a change of scenery was all the 30-year-old needed. Gomez will make for an interesting free agent case this offseason. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Carter cranks 39th homer in loss to Rangers
    Chris Carter went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Carter lifted off against Rangers starter A.J. Griffin the first inning for the two-run blast. He's now just one homer shy of 40, and his 39 homers, 92 RBI and 81 runs scored are all personal bests for the 29-year-old. In the National League, only Nolan Arenado has more homers than Carter with a handful of games left to play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Mondesi scores winning run in the 11th inning
    Raul Mondesi walked, stole a base and scored the game-winning run in the 11th inning as the Royals outlasted the Twins 4-3 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Mondesi wasn't even a starter Tuesday, entering in the late stages after Cheslor Cuthbert was pinch-run for. Mondesi got a chance to hit in the 11th, though, and drew a leadoff walk. He then stole second base -- his ninth steal of the year -- and came around to score on a sacrifice fly four batters later. The 21-year-old should compete for a roster spot, possibly even the starting second base gig, next spring. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:34 pm
  • Matt Wieters reaches base three times
    Matt Wieters singled twice and drew a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The Orioles managed just one run against Aaron Sanchez and the Blue Jays' bullpen, with J.J. Hardy notching the team's lone extra-base hit (a double). Wieters had been in a funk but has now reached base eight times over his last three games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • Nelson Cruz (wrist) in M's lineup on Tuesday
    Nelson Cruz (wrist) is in the Mariners' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Astros.

    Advice: The MRI taken Monday on his sore left wrist apparently showed nothing of concern. Cruz is starting at DH and batting cleanup versus Astros right-hander Mike Fiers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:19 pm
  • Aledmys Diaz back in Cardinals lineup Tues.
    Aledmys Diaz is back in the Cardinals' lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds.

    Advice: Diaz was excused from the club on Monday to visit and mourn with the family of Jose Fernandez in Miami. The two grew up together in Cuba. Diaz will start at shortstop and bat seventh Tuesday versus Reds right-hander Robert Stephenson. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:08 pm
  • Murphy (glute) remains sidelined Tuesday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) remains sidelined Tuesday.

    Advice: Murphy has now missed nine straight starts with a strained left glute, but the Nationals are confident he'll be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. Stephen Drew is getting another start at second base on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:32 pm
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  • Carlos Gomez goes 3-for-4 against Brewers
    Carlos Gomez went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base Monday against the Brewers.

    Advice: The Astros could have used this Gomez, but it just wasn't happening. He has more homers (six) in 102 at-bats for Texas than he did in 295 at-bats for Houston (five). He's also hitting .275 with 12 walks, giving him a .357 OBP. His OBP in Houston was .272. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:14 pm
  • Diaz away from Cards after Fernandez's death
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that Aledmys Diaz traveled to Miami on Monday to be with family and close friends following the tragic passing of Jose Fernandez.

    Advice: Diaz was childhood friends and neighbors with Fernandez, who was killed early Sunday morning in a boating accident. "That was a place he needed to be today," said Matheny. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:10 pm
  • Nelson Cruz sent for MRI on left wrist
    Nelson Cruz was sent for an MRI on his left wrist on Monday.

    Advice: The results aren't yet known, but Cruz is in the lineup at designated hitter for Monday's game against the Astros. He plans to play no matter what, but look for him to cut back on pregame hitting work in an effort to protect the wrist. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:18 pm
  • Diaz out of Monday's lineup
    Aledmys Diaz is out of the Cardinals' lineup Monday versus the Reds.

    Advice: Diaz, who was childhood friends and neighbors with Jose Fernandez, was also out of the lineup on Sunday. The club will allow him to leave the team for Fernandez's funeral if he chooses to do so. Jedd Gyorko is playing shortstop Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:02 pm
  • Nelson Cruz (wrist) in Monday's lineup
    Nelson Cruz (wrist) is in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

    Advice: Cruz exited Sunday's game after experiencing soreness in his left wrist, but it's not going to keep him out of the lineup. He'll serve as the DH and bat cleanup against Collin McHugh. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:12 pm
  • Daniel Murphy (glute) still shut down Monday
    Daniel Murphy (glute) remains shut down Monday.

    Advice: Murphy has missed seven straight starts due to a strained left glute and it sounds like he won't be very active in this final week. But the star second baseman should be ready for the beginning of the NLDS. He has a .347/.391/.596 batting line, 25 homers, and 104 RBI in 141 games this season for the NL East-champion Nationals. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:22 pm
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  • Nelson Cruz (wrist) expecting to play Monday
    Nelson Cruz (wrist) expects to play in Monday night's series opener against the Astros.

    Advice: Cruz was lifted from Sunday's series finale against the Twins in the top of the eighth inning after experiencing soreness in his left wrist, but he said afterward that it's nothing serious. The big slugger homered twice Sunday before exiting and now has 41 home runs and 100 RBI in 149 games for the year. Seattle is still technically alive for an American League Wild Card spot, though that dream could end early this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:02 am
  • Peralta drives home lone run in loss to Cubs
    Jhonny Peralta went 1-for-4 and plated the Cardinals' lone run in Sunday night's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: His run-scoring single in the eighth inning got the Cardinals on the board, cutting their deficit in half at 2-1. That would be the extent of their offense though. It has been a disappointing and injury-plagued season for the veteran infielder who is now hitting .251/.298/.395 with seven homers and 25 RBI in his 75 games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:24 pm
  • Ryon Healy leaves the yard again in victory
    Ryon Healy clobbered another home run on Sunday as the Athletics routed the Rangers 7-1 in Oakland.

    Advice: All of the damage came during a seven-run uprising in the second inning, which Healy capped off with a two-run homer to chase Colby Lewis from the game. He has really opened some eyes during his time with the big league club, slashing .303/.336/.519 with 12 homers and 33 RBI in 241 at-bats. He has likely played his way into a role as the club's starting third baseman heading into 2017. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:40 pm
  • Aledmys Diaz not in Cardinals lineup Sunday
    Aledmys Diaz is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Cubs.

    Advice: It's unclear if Diaz was going to sit out anyways, or if manager Mike Matheny is giving him a day to grieve after his childhood friend and neighbor, Jose Fernandez, was killed in a tragic boating accident early Sunday morning. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:54 pm
  • Nelson Cruz leaves game with sore wrist
    Nelson Cruz was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Twins due to soreness in his left wrist.

    Advice: The issue is believed to be minor. Cruz inflicted massive damage on the Twins before departing, smashing a pair of solo home runs in his first three at-bats. The Mariners should provide an update on his status after Sunday's game, but expect him to be listed as day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:47 pm
  • Matt Wieters not in Sunday's lineup
    Matt Wieters is absent from the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Caleb Joseph will do the catching. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:36 am
  • Adam Eaton (head) out again Sunday
    Adam Eaton (head) remained out of the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Eaton managed to avoid a concussion but is still very sore after colliding with the outfield wall on Friday. He'll be re-evaluated Monday. The White Sox have Leury Garcia in center field and Avisail Garcia in right Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:03 am
  • Renfroe swats first big league homer Saturday
    Hunter Renfroe went 2-for-4, scored twice and hit his first major league home run on Saturday versus the Giants.

    Advice: He launched a solo homer off Madison Bumgarner in the fourth inning. He doubled and scored in the sixth. Renfroe hit 30 home runs at Triple-A this season. The 24-year-old former first round draft pick is getting his first cup of coffee in the majors this month. He will likely work his way into the Padres' starting lineup early next season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:11 pm
  • Freeman hits 32nd homer, drives in two
    Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: Freeman had an RBI single in the first inning before launching his 32nd homer of the year in the sixth. The 32 home runs are a career best, as are his 95 runs scored and six steals. He probably won't touch the 109 RBI he collected in 2013 -- he's got 87 RBI now, with a handful of games left to go -- but there's no question it's been a tremendous year for the 27-year-old. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:23 pm
  • Springer goes 4-for-5 with a triple Saturday
    George Springer went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: He stroked an RBI triple in the seventh inning and was then driven in by Yulieski Gurriel. Springer has a solid .255/.357/.453 slash line with 28 home runs and 79 RBI. His 112 runs scored rank 5th in the majors. He has contributed nine stolen bases as well. He leads the majors with 715 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:55 pm
  • Cruz hits two-run bomb and a double Saturday
    Nelson Cruz finished 2-for-4 with a two-run jack in a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: He took Tyler Duffey deep in the fourth inning with Robinson Cano aboard to provide his team's only runs of the night. He also doubled in the ballgame. He is one homer away from his third consecutive 40-homer season. He is batting .284/.357/.545 with 39 bombs, 98 RBI and 90 runs scored in 560 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:43 pm
  • DJ LeMahieu getting the night off Saturday
    DJ LeMahieu is not in the Rockies' lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: He's just getting a routine day off. LeMahieu has had a career year for the Rockies and is on the cusp of winning his first batting title. Rookie Pat Valaika will draw the start at second base Saturday while batting seventh against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:11 pm
  • Adam Eaton (concussion) sitting out Saturday
    Adam Eaton (concussion) is not in the White Sox lineup Saturday against the Indians.

    Advice: Eaton may have suffered a concussion when he crashed into the center wall in Friday night's loss. Leury Garcia will handle center field duties on Saturday while batting ninth against Cleveland right-hander Cody Anderson. With Chicago out of the playoff race, there's no reason to rush Eaton back for the final week of the regular season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:19 pm
  • Nelson Cruz homers, knocks in four
    Nelson Cruz had a two-run homer and a two-run double Friday in the rout of the Twins.

    Advice: Cruz is now just two homers away from his third straight 40-homer season. It's also possible the Mariners will have three 100-RBI guys; Cruz and Kyle Seager currently have 96 and Robinson Cano isn't far behind at 92. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:07 pm
  • Adam Eaton being checked for concussion
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura admitted Friday that Adam Eaton was being checked for a concussion after his collision with the outfield wall forced his early exit from Friday's game.

    Advice: Ventura also noted that Eaton's back locked up on him and that he hurt "a little bit of everything" during the collision. It wouldn't be surprising to see him get a day of rest on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:58 pm
  • Freeman extends hitting streak to 27 games
    Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 27 games in Friday’s win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Freeman finished the night 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and a run scored. He’s hitting a cool .365 during his career-long hitting streak and has pulled his batting average up from .289 to .303 along the way. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:57 pm
  • Adam Eaton leaves after crashing into wall
    Adam Eaton was forced to leave Friday's game against the Indians after crashing into the center field wall after taking a hit away from Roberto Perez.

    Advice: It's unclear exactly what the injury is, but Eaton smashed into the wall shoulder first and also hit his head in the collision. He remained on the warning track for several minutes while the trainer and manager Robin Ventura came out to check on him and ultimately made the decision to pull him from the game. Leury Garcia replaced him in center field and could draw a start on Saturday if Eaton is unable to go. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:04 pm
  • MRI reveals strained glute for Daniel Murphy
    Daniel Murphy has been diagnosed with a strained left glute following an MRI.

    Advice: Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that the ailment doesn't affect Murphy when he hits, but it's an issue when he runs. The club says there's no timetable for his return, although they've ruled him out through at least the weekend. That means he'll miss, at minimum, seven straight starts. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:09 pm
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  • Daniel Murphy (leg) out again on Friday
    Daniel Murphy (leg) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's now missed five straight starts with a sore left leg. Stephen Drew is handling second base in Murphy's place. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:12 pm
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  • Aledmys Diaz says his arm is feeling fine
    Aledmys Diaz said Friday that his right arm is feeling fine.

    Advice: "I'm good," Diaz said. The shortstop is out of the Cardinals' lineup Friday for the second time in three games since manager Mike Matheny said Diaz was dealing with some arm strength issues. He's started only seven of 12 contests since returning from the disabled list. It doesn't make sense that Diaz would be sitting if he's healthy, so it seems likely that something is going on here. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:27 am
  • Aledmys Diaz not in Cards' lineup Friday
    Aledmys Diaz is absent from the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's now been on the bench for two of the last three games and has started just seven of 12 contests since being activated from the disabled list. Manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Diaz has been having issues with arm strength, although it's unclear if that's why he's not playing Friday. Jedd Gyorko is at shortstop. Brandon Moss is also on the bench Friday, as the Cards are going with Matt Adams at first base and Kolten Wong in left field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:42 am
  • D.J. LeMahieu hits solo home run in loss
    D.J. LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: LeMahieu connected for a solo shot off Brett Anderson with one out in the fifth inning. The tater was his 11th of the season. In addition, the 28-year-old second baseman is hitting .352/.422/.503 and has driven in 66 runs over 537 at-bats. He has put forth two-hit showings in three of his last four games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:14 pm
  • Altuve collects three singles in loss to LAA
    Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with three singles in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Altuve was the only Astros batter to notch multiple hits on the evening. This was the diminutive second baseman's 11th game with at least three hits. He has been nothing short of magical this season and is slashing .341/.399/.542 with 24 homers, five triples, 94 RBI and 27 steals over 605 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:21 pm
  • Howard (knee) back in Phillies lineup Thurs.
    Ryan Howard (knee) is back in the Phillies' starting lineup Thursday versus the Mets.

    Advice: Howard has been out all week with left knee discomfort. He got it drained on Sunday. The veteran first baseman is batting just .193/.250/.439 with 22 homers and 51 RBI in 104 games this season for Philadelphia. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:46 pm
  • Freeman goes 2-for-4 on Wednesday
    Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 25 games by going 2-for-4 in a win over the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Both hits were singles. The hitting streak is a career-long for Freeman. The first baseman had a rough start to the season but has put up monster stats in the second half. Overall he is batting .303/.398/.565 with 31 home runs, 83 RBI and 93 runs scored on a low scoring team. His prowess has gone largely unnoticed due to the dismal season Atlanta is having. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:43 pm
  • Eaton goes 3-for-4 with a leadoff homer Wed.
    Adam Eaton hit a leadoff home run and ended the night 3-for-4 in a loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.

    Advice: The first-inning blast was his 14th of the season. In fantasy terms he is a jack of all trades and master of none. He contributes well in all five fantasy categories but isn't a stud in any of them. He has a .284 batting average with 85 runs scored, 58 RBI and 12 stolen bases. The 14 homers ties his career high set last year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:00 pm
  • Murphy's leg is 'not responding to treatment'
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Daniel Murphy (leg) is not responding to treatment.

    Advice: Murphy is missing a fourth straight start Wednesday due to lingering soreness in his left leg, with Stephen Drew filling in at second. Baker is hopeful Murphy will be ready to go Friday after Thursday's scheduled team off day, but it's no sure thing. "He hasn’t been responding to treatment," Baker told reporters. "With a day off tomorrow, we’ll work on it. We’ll work on it and see." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:34 pm
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  • Daniel Murphy (leg) sitting again Wednesday
    Daniel Murphy (leg) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Murphy is missing a fourth straight game due to left leg soreness. He remains day-to-day. Stephen Drew will get another start at second base and bat sixth against Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:40 pm
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  • Rays add INF Juniel Querecuto from AAA
    Rays purchased the contract of INF Juniel Querecuto from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Querecuto will give the Rays a little extra infield depth for their final 12 games. He batted .241/.298/.341 with three homers and three steals in 375 plate appearances this season between Double-A and Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:36 pm
  • Padres promote Hunter Renfroe from El Paso
    Padres purchased the contract of OF Hunter Renfroe from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Renfroe was one of the top hitters in the Pacific Coast League this summer, slashing .306/.336/.557 with 30 homers and 105 RBI in 133 games for the El Paso Chihuahuas, whose season ended Tuesday in the Triple-A championship. The plan probably calls for him to make three or four starts over the Padres' final 11 games, which doesn't offer much fantasy appeal. Renfroe, the 13th overall pick in the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft, will challenge for a starting job with San Diego leading into 2017. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:05 pm
  • Aledmys Diaz (arm) back in STL lineup Wed.
    Aledmys Diaz is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field.

    Advice: Diaz is still trying to rebuild some strength in his throwing arm after missing six weeks with a fractured right thumb, so Jedd Gyorko took a turn at shortstop on Tuesday. Diaz, back at shortstop Wednesday, has an impressive .884 OPS in 103 games this season as a rookie. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:08 am
  • Padres calling up Renfroe, Margot and others
    Padres manager Andy Green confirmed late Tuesday that the club is calling up prospects Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, Austin Hedges, and Carlos Asuaje.

    Advice: We were hoping this might happen three weeks ago so that Renfroe and Margot -- both top-100 prospects -- might be of some fantasy use, but the El Paso Chihuahuas made a run all the way to the Triple-A championship before falling to the Yankees' Scranton/Wilkes-Barre affiliate on Tuesday night in Memphis. Renfroe, 24, batted .306/.336/.557 with 30 home runs and 105 RBI in 133 games this season at the Triple-A level. Margot, 21, hit .304/.351/.426 with six home runs and 30 stolen bases in 124 games. They'll both be appearing in the majors for the first time. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:06 am
  • George Springer snaps extras tie with single
    George Springer hit a go-ahead RBI single in the 10th inning of Tuesday's 2-1 win over the A's.

    Advice: Springer finished with a pair of singles. It was the second knock that was the crucial one, as that scored Tony Kemp to give the Astros a 2-1 advantage in the 10th inning. Ken Giles would load the bases with one out in the bottom of the frame to put that lead in jeopardy, but he wriggled out of trouble. In 598 at-bats this season, the 27-year-old outfielder is hitting .251/.355/.450 with 28 homers, 78 RBI and nine steals. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:20 pm
  • Gomez' three hits, two runs spark Rangers
    Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: Gomez once again served as a sparkplug atop the Rangers' lineup, leading off the first and third innings with hits and scoring the team's first two runs of the game. He's now got multiple hits in four straight contests to bring his average up to .276 since joining the Rangers in late August. His revival in Arlington will make the 30-year-old one of the more fascinating players to watch come draft season next spring. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:21 pm
  • Cards' Diaz having issues with arm strength
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Aledmys Diaz is having issues with arm strength.

    Advice: Diaz just missed six weeks with a hairline fracture in his right thumb and hasn't had much time to get back into the groove of things like infield throws. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said trainers noticed Diaz altering his throwing motion from the shortstop position in Monday's series opener at Coors Field. Jedd Gyorko will start at short on Tuesday, though Diaz is expected to return Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:41 pm
  • Baker expects Murphy (leg) to return Wed.
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he expects Daniel Murphy (leg) to return Wednesday.

    Advice: Murphy is out a third straight game Tuesday night against the Marlins due to left leg soreness, with Stephen Drew filling in at second base, but this is not a serious injury. Washington holds an eight-game lead over the Mets in the National League East with 12 games to play. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:36 pm
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  • Aledmys Diaz out of Cardinals lineup Tues.
    Aledmys Diaz is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night in Colorado.

    Advice: Jedd Gyorko will start at shortstop and bat second versus Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. Diaz went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Monday's series opener at Coors Field but still boasts an .884 OPS over his first 103 major league games. Maybe the thumb is still an issue? Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:07 pm
  • Ryan Howard (knee) out Tuesday, Wednesday
    Ryan Howard (knee) won't start Tuesday or Wednesday.

    Advice: "I don't want [his knee] to blow up again," said manager Pete Mackanin. Howard had that balky left knee drained on Sunday and will be limited to pinch-hitting duties for much of this week. Tommy Joseph is at first base and batting cleanup Tuesday versus the White Sox. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:51 pm
  • Murphy, Werth, Zimmerman sitting Tuesday
    Daniel Murphy (leg) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Murphy has now been held out of the starting lineup for three straight days due to what he has described as left leg soreness. He was able to pinch-hit on Monday, so it doesn't appear to be overly serious. Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman will also get the day off on Tuesday while Brian Goodwin will play left and Clint Robinson will start at first. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:36 pm
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  • Murphy (leg) flies out as pinch hitter
    Daniel Murphy (leg) flew out as a pinch-hitter to end Monday's game against the Marlins.

    Advice: Murphy has been held out of the starting lineup on back-to-back days due to what he's calling left leg soreness. It's unclear if he'll be ready to return on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:52 am
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  • Adrian Gonzalez delivers in ninth for Dodgers
    Adrian Gonzalez delivered a game-winning double in the bottom of the ninth for the Dodgers against the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: Hunter Pence seemed to have a play on Gonzalez's fly to the wall in right, but he couldn't come up with it, and Corey Seager, who held up thinking the ball would be caught, was able to come around from second. It was Gonzalez's lone hit of the day. After a big August surge, he's hit just .210 with one homer and four walks in his past 22 games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:43 pm
  • Freeman goes 4-for-5 to extend hitting streak
    Freddie Freeman fell a triple shy of the cycle Monday, going 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in a win over the Mets.

    Advice: The Braves were massive underdogs in this one in a Noah Syndergaard/Aaron Blair matchup, but Atlanta wound up pounding out 13 hits and scoring seven runs. Freeman had four of those base knocks, including his 31st home run. The first baseman now boasts a 23-game hitting streak and has reached base in 39 games in a row. Freeman's batting line is up to .302/.397/.566. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:38 pm
  • Chase Utley in lineup Monday vs. Giants
    Chase Utley is in Monday's lineup against the Giants.

    Advice: Utley usually sits against lefties, but he'll make the start at second base with Madison Bumgarner on the hill. He's hitting eighth. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:16 pm
  • Daniel Murphy says he has left leg soreness
    Daniel Murphy described his current injury as left leg soreness.

    Advice: Murphy is still dealing with the effects of a slide into second base on Saturday. Nationals manager Dusty Baker initially called it "buttocks" pain, but either way he's sitting out his second straight game and won't take batting practice Monday. Consider the star second baseman day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:24 pm
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  • George Springer belts 28th homer in loss
    George Springer belted his 28th home run on Sunday as the Astros fell to the Mariners in Seattle.

    Advice: The long ball gave him the club lead over Evan Gattis who has 27. Springer tagged Ariel Miranda for the solo shot in the third inning, pulling the Astros to within a run at 2-1. He finished the day 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .251/.357/.453 with 28 long balls, 77 RBI and nine stolen bases on the season. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 3:49 pm
  • Ryan Howard has knee drained on Sunday
    Ryan Howard had his balky left knee drained on Sunday.

    Advice: Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is hopeful that Howard will return this season, and could be back as early as Tuesday if his knee responds well. Tommy Joseph will handle most of the starts at first base in his absence. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 3:18 pm
  • Adrian Gonzalez not in Sunday's lineup
    Adrian Gonzalez is absent from the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a day off with the Diamondbacks throwing lefty Robbie Ray. The Rob Segedin is starting at first base. Joc Pederson, Josh Reddick, Chase Utley and Yasmani Grandal are also on the bench, as the Dodgers are going with Enrique Hernandez in center field, Yasiel Puig in right, Charlie Culberson at second base and Austin Barnes at catcher. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 10:30 am
  • Ryan Howard (knee) out again Sunday
    Ryan Howard (knee) remained out of the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Howard is dealing with some swelling in his left knee. Tommy Joseph will handle first base. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 7:14 am
  • Gomez homers in second straight against A's
    Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, his second homer in as many days, in Saturday's loss to the Athletics.

    Advice: Gomez batted leadoff and connected with a Raul Alcantara pitch in the sixth inning for his 11th homer of the season. Six of those have come since Gomez joined the Rangers in late August. He's still hitting just .215/.286/.361 on the year, but perhaps the change of scenery had a positive effect on the 30-year-old. Rotoworld.com Sep 17, 9:28 pm
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