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  • Josh Bell homers, walks twice
    Josh Bell homered and walked twice before being removed in a double switch Monday against the Cubs.

    Advice: If Clint Hurdle had it to do all over again, he surely would have left Bell in there. The rookie has been the team's best hitter since his recall 10 days ago, and the Pirates were playing short-handed on the bench tonight. It certainly wasn't worth taking Bell out when Hurdle made the move. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Jose Peraza exits game with facial contusion
    Jose Peraza exited Monday's game against the Angels with a facial contusion.

    Advice: Peraza was hit in the ear/jaw area by a pickoff throw at first base in the third inning. He was down on the ground for a while, but fortunately he didn't suffer any fractures. We should know more about his status on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Kolten Wong has big night in rare start Mon.
    Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a stolen base in Monday's win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Wong has been buried on the bench of late, as this was just his eighth start of the month and first since August 19. He made it count, though, with only his third home run of the season to go along with his sixth stolen base. Wong probably earned another start Tuesday with his big night, but he'll likely remain mostly a bench player going forward with Jedd Gyorko's hot bat and Aledmys Diaz (thumb) on his way back. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:33 pm
  • Maybin (thumb) to undergo MRI on Tuesday
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Cameron Maybin will go for an MRI on his left thumb on Tuesday.

    Advice: Maybin exited Monday's game with what was termed as a bruised left thumb. The Tigers are calling him day-to-day after X-rays came back negative, but obviously there's reason for concern given that he recently had a stint on the disabled list with the same thumb. More should be known on his status on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs CWS
     
  • Max Muncy goes hitless in loss
    Max Muncy grounded into a double play, struck out and walked Monday against the Astros.

    Advice: Muncy was primarily a first baseman in the minors and never played a game at second base prior to this year, yet he's been starting pretty regularly at second base for the A's this month. It's not his bat keeping him in the lineup; he's hitting .189 with just four extra-base hits in 110 at-bats (though he has walked 16 times). Muncy doesn't have the bat to play first base in the majors, and it's highly unlikely that he'll cut it as a second baseman. It'd seem to make more sense for the A's to give Arismendy Alcantara a long look there in September, though it remains to be seen if they will. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:18 pm
    New Player Note
    Max Muncy Oak - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Ichiro passes Boggs on all-time hit list
    Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Monday’s extra-inning loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Ichiro had a single and a double. He now sits at 3,011 hits for his career, which moves him ahead of Wade Boggs for 27th on MLB’s all-time list. The 42-year-old has scuffled since receiving more regular playing time, but he’s still hitting .298 with a .371 on-base percentage through 115 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:14 pm
  • Corey Dickerson stays hot with two more hits
    Corey Dickerson went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Dickerson singled in his first at-bat and doubled and scored in the fifth inning in his second trip to the dish. The bottom three in the Rays' order each had two-hit games, but the rest of the lineup combined for just three hits. Dickerson has been heating up of late, batting .354 with three homers over his last 14 contests. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:27 pm
  • Royals acquire OF Daniel Nava from Angels
    Royals acquired OF Daniel Nava from the Angels for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

    Advice: Nava was outrighted off the Angels' 40-man roster earlier this month after batting .235/.309/.303 in 136 plate appearances this season. He has also had two stints on the disabled list. The 33-year-old will head to Triple-A Omaha for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:18 pm
    Not Active
    5:15 pm vs NYY
     
  • Jayson Werth homers in win over Phillies
    Jayson Werth ripped a solo home run in Monday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Werth's longball off of Jake Thompson in the first inning was his lone hit of the night. It was his seventh home run this month and 19th of the season. It looked early on this season like Werth might play his way into a part-time role, but he's been pretty productive with a .251/.344/.445 batting line. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 pm
  • Maybin exits game with apparent thumb injury
    Cameron Maybin exited Monday's game against the White Sox with an apparent injury to his left thumb.

    Advice: Uh oh. Maybin made his return last weekend after missing a couple of weeks with a left thumb sprain and it appears that he aggravated the injury while attempting to steal second base in the fifth inning. The Tigers should pass along an update soon. Tyler Collins replaced Maybin in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:06 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs CWS
     
  • Ethier (leg) unlikely to return September 1
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that Andre Ethier (leg) is unlikely to be activated on September 1.

    Advice: Ethier began a minor league rehab assignment last Thursday and is 4-for-10 (.400) with two doubles through his first three games with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. The veteran outfielder has been out all season with a fractured tibia, so he's be better-served with as many at-bats as possible in the minors before joining the major league roster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:58 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:40 pm @Col
     
  • Santana won't need surgery on shoulder
    Danny Santana will not require surgery on his left shoulder.

    Advice: Santana suffered a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder in a collision with teammate Robbie Grossman on Sunday. An exam on Monday confirmed the initial diagnosis. While surgery won't be needed, the clock is obviously ticking for him to make it back this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:17 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Benintendi (knee) 2 weeks away from activity
    Andrew Benintendi (knee) is at least two weeks away from baseball activities.

    Advice: Benintendi gave the Red Sox quite the scare when he took a nasty fall on the basepaths last Wednesday, but an MRI on his left knee didn't reveal any structural damage. The hope is that he'll be able to make it back before the end of the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:17 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Angels recall OF Ortega from Triple-A
    Angels recalled OF Rafael Ortega from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Ortega, 25, has batted .238/.273/.303 in 36 games with the Angels this season. He'll function as a reserve outfielder down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:19 pm
  • Kolten Wong starting at first base Monday
    Kolten Wong will start at second base Monday versus the Brewers.

    Advice: It will be his first start since August 19, as Greg Garcia will take a seat against right-hander Zach Davies. Wong will bat eighth. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:29 pm
  • Rangers release OF Drew Stubbs
    Rangers released OF Drew Stubbs.

    Advice: Stubbs refused an assignment to Triple-A Round Rock after getting pushed off the Rangers' 40-man roster last week. He'll officially become a free agent once he clears irrevocable release waivers. The 31-year-old outfielder is hitting .259/.343/.414 in 67 plate appearances this season between Atlanta and Arlington. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:59 pm
    Not Active
    5:05 pm vs Sea
     
  • Marlins sign David Lough to minors contract
    Marlins signed OF David Lough to a minor league contract.

    Advice: Lough was released by the Phillies in June after batting just .239/.342/.313 over 79 plate appearances. The 30-year-old outfielder is a very good defender, but he owns a weak .671 career OPS in the major leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @NYM
     
  • Twins place Danny Santana on 15-day DL
    Twins placed INF/OF Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder.

    Advice: Santana sustained the injury during a collision with teammate Robbie Grossman on Sunday. Logan Schafer was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move to provide outfield depth for the Twins. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:50 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Danny Santana exits with sprained AC joint
    Danny Santana exited Sunday's game against the Blue Jays with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder.

    Advice: Santana suffered the injury during a collision in the outfield with Robbie Grossman. The Twins should have more on his status after the game, but it's an injury that could sideline him for a while. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:06 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Jayson Werth getting a breather Sunday
    Jayson Werth is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just receiving some rest. Ben Revere is in left field in Werth's place. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:50 am
  • Dickerson has three doubles vs. Astros
    Corey Dickerson went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored Friday versus the Astros.

    Advice: All three hits were doubles. The third one tied the game in the seventh inning. Dickerson had a solid July, but it has mostly been a rough first season with the Rays. While he has 17 homers, he’s batting just .232 with a .283 on-base percentage. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:06 pm
  • No structural damage for Benintendi (knee)
    An MRI on Andrew Benintendi's left knee didn't reveal any structural damage.

    Advice: Benintendi took a nasty spill during Wednesday's game while trying to avoid a tag at second base, but it appears he's avoided a serious injury. A timetable for his return isn't known at this point, but the Red Sox should get him back sometime next month. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:30 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Werth hammers 17th homer in win over Orioles
    Jayson Werth went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Werth's solo homer in the fourth inning got the Nats on the board, and it ended up being all starter Max Scherzer would need. The homer was Werth's 17th of the year, giving him 56 RBI and 68 runs scored. The 37-year-old is hitting .251/.347/.436 overall. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:43 pm
  • Andre Ethier heads out on rehab assignment
    Andre Ethier (leg) will begin a minor league rehab assignment for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday.

    Advice: Ethier participated in batting practice before Wednesday's game against the Giants and will now take the final step before making his return. The 34-year-old hasn't played yet this year after breaking his tibia during spring training. Ethier may require a lengthy rehab assignment after missing so much time. When Ethier finally returns to L.A. he'll join an outfield featuring Howie Kendrick, Joc Pederson and Josh Reddick. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:00 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:40 pm @Col
     
  • Rangers designate Stubbs for assignment
    Rangers designated OF Drew Stubbs for assignment.

    Advice: The Rangers needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Carlos Gomez, who is making his Texas debut Thursday against Cleveland. The well-traveled 31-year-old has hit .259 with three homers and eight steals across 59 at-bats this season. There's a good chance he'll get snatched up on waivers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:56 pm
    Not Active
    5:05 pm vs Sea
     
  • Danny Santana goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Danny Santana went 0-for-4 on Thursday and is 1-for-18 over the Twins' last five games.

    Advice: Yes, the Twins' last five games. He's started them all, for some bizarre reason. Santana is hitting .240 with 14 extra-base hits and 12 walks in 229 at-bats, yet he's an everyday player at the moment, mostly starting in the outfield corners. Before he played center today, each of his previous 12 starts had been in left or right. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:41 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Red Sox place Benintendi (knee, ankle) on DL
    Red Sox placed OF Andrew Benintendi on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee sprain.

    Advice: Benintendi fell awkwardly over his left leg while trying to avoid a tag at second base Wednesday night at Tropicana Field, appearing to badly injure both his left knee and left ankle. An MRI was scheduled for Thursday morning and doctors are apparently still reviewing the results. This could very well be season-ending for the 22-year-old top outfield prospect. Chris Young is starting in left field for the Red Sox on Thursday and figures to carry a big load in that spot down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:19 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Maybin out of Tigers' lineup on Thursday
    Cameron Maybin is out of the Tigers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Twins.

    Advice: Tyler Collins will start in center field and bat second versus Minnesota right-hander Jose Berrios. This is just a routine day of maintenance for Maybin, who went 2-for-5 with an RBI on Wednesday and boasts a .326 batting average in 274 plate appearances this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:56 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs CWS
     
  • Andrew Benintendi (knee, ankle) out Thurs.
    Andrew Benintendi (knee, ankle) is out of the Red Sox lineup on Thursday afternoon.

    Advice: No surprise after he left Wednesday night's game with a serious-looking left leg injury. Benintendi is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday to determine the full extent of the problem. Chris Young will start in left field and bat sixth Thursday versus Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:22 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Benintendi to undergo MRI on left leg Thurs.
    Andrew Benintendi will undergo an MRI on his left leg Thursday.

    Advice: Benintendi suffered a left knee sprain and some kind of ankle injury during the seventh inning of Wednesday's game against the Rays while trying to evade a tag at second base. The 22-year-old outfielder's MRI should shed more light on just how badly he was hurt, but he put little weight on his leg when exiting the clubhouse after the game. This could be a very bad diagnosis. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:24 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Benintendi diagnosed with a left knee sprain
    Andrew Benintendi left Wednesday's game against the Rays with a left knee sprain.

    Advice: Benintendi suffered the injury while attempting to get back to second base to avoid a tag in the seventh inning. He rolled over his left ankle, spraining his knee in the process, and needed to be helped off the field by the training staff. The Red Sox will reevaluate the young outfielder on Thursday, but this could easily end in a trip to the 15-day disabled list and perhaps something much worse. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:03 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Benintendi helped off field with a leg injury
    Andrew Benintendi suffered an apparent ankle or leg injury in the seventh inning of Wednesday's game against the Rays.

    Advice: This one looked bad. Benintendi was on second base and tried to move back toward the bag to avoid a tag, but his left ankle rolled almost completely under him. He was noticeably hobbled and needed assistance from trainers to exit the field of play. In the moment, the injury certainly seems like it could cost Benintendi multi-game action, but the Red Sox should provide more clarity within the next few hours. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:29 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Ethier (leg) participates in Wednesday BP
    Andre Ethier (leg) took part in batting practice prior to Wednesday's game against the Giants.

    Advice: Ethier wouldn't divulge how close he is to a rehab assignment, instead giving it the old "one day at a time" treatment. On Tuesday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that the club expects Ethier to be able to return some time in the middle of September. The veteran outfielder has yet to play this season after fracturing his right tibia in spring training. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:04 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:40 pm @Col
     
  • Maybin has stolen base, three RBI vs. Twins
    Cameron Maybin collected three RBI and stole a base in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Maybin drew a bases-loaded walk in the second inning, and a two-run single in the sixth inning gave the Tigers a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The stolen base was Maybin's first in two games since returning from a sprained thumb, and he's now got five RBI in those two games. Now that he's proven his health, the 29-year-old should move up in the Tigers' lineup after batting ninth Tuesday. Maybin is hitting .325/.397/.397 with 14 stolen bases on the year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:50 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs CWS
     
  • Peraza stays hot with two hits, two steals
    Jose Peraza singled twice and stole a pair of bases in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: He's now an incredible 9-for-19 at the plate since being recalled last week. There's not really a spot for Peraza to get regular starts once Zack Cozart (Achilles) is ready, but he's certainly playing well enough to force the Reds to make a tough decision. Perhaps they'll bench Scott Schebler. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:58 pm
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Ethier (leg) to debut in mid-September?
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he's expecting Andre Ethier (leg) to be ready for activation around mid-September.

    Advice: Ethier will likely have to go through a lengthy rehab assignment first given that he's been out since March with a fractured tibia. The veteran outfielder began taking at-bats against live pitching this weekend at the Dodgers' spring training complex in Arizona and has reported no issues thus far. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:39 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:40 pm @Col
     
  • Josh Bell starting at first base Monday
    Josh Bell will start at first base and bat sixth Monday against the Astros.

    Advice: Bell has now started back-to-back games at first base against right-handers. It appears that he'll get a chance to take away the starting first base job from the struggling John Jaso. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:48 pm
  • Peraza goes 4-for-6 with three runs scored
    Jose Peraza finished 4-for-6 with three runs scored in the Reds' loss to the Dodgers on Monday.

    Advice: He doubled twice and singled twice, scoring runs in the third, fourth, and sixth innings. Peraza is now 9-for-15 with three RBI and five runs scored since his return to the major leagues on Monday and has lifted his batting average to .301. He's also swiped 10 bases in 36 games. The versatile 22-year-old is capable of continuing to provide sneaky fantasy value down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:50 pm
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Benintendi hits first career homer in loss
    Andrew Benintendi connected for his first career major league home run in Sunday's 10-5 loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Entering Sunday's action, Benintendi had hit five doubles among his first 17 knocks (55 at-bats), but his first homer remained more elusive than the Loch Ness Monster. No longer. Against the Tigers, the 22-year-old outfielder absolutely demolished a Shane Greene offering for a no-doubt two-run homer to right in the seventh. In addition to his first homer, he also picked up his first career triple on his way to finishing 2-for-4. Since being called up on August 2, Benintendi is hitting a very respectable .322/.375/.492. Those numbers figure to work themselves out with more at-bats, but it has been a nice start nonetheless. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 2:08 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Cameron Maybin activated from disabled list
    Tigers activated OF Cameron Maybin from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Maybin faced Jordan Zimmermann (lat) in a simulated game Sunday and apparently looked good enough to force his way back onto the roster. He's in center field and batting second against Henry Owens and the Red Sox on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 8:49 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs CWS
     
  • Andre Ethier (leg) facing live pitching
    Andre Ethier (leg) has been taking at-bats against live pitching at the Dodgers' spring training complex.

    Advice: Manager Dave Roberts also noted that Ethier is running at about 75 percent. The veteran outfielder's recovery from a fractured right tibia has come along very slowly, but it does appear he's starting to make some strides. Ethier will try to contribute in some kind of role next month. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 8:23 am
    60-Day DL
    5:40 pm @Col
     
  • Peraza has three hits, homer in return
    Jose Peraza went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Saturday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Peraza celebrated his return to the Reds -- he had been recalled earlier in the day -- with easily his best game as a major leaguer to date. Also of note, he started at shortstop in the game after working at the position in the minors following his August 2 demotion. There's a reason he was a second baseman coming up through the minors, but if the Reds want to use him at short then more power to them. The added eligibility, should he acquire it, would make him a more interesting player come spring 2017. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 9:19 pm
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Josh Bell called up to replace Jung Ho Kang
    Pirates recalled 1B Josh Bell from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: He's taking the roster spot left by Jung Ho Kang, who was placed on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury he suffered against the Marlins on Friday night. Bell is 2-for-2 in his big league career with a single and a grand slam. He's had a terrific year in the minors (.295, 14 HR, 60 RBI) and could be an interesting waiver add in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 3:57 pm
  • Cameron Maybin (thumb) to take BP on Saturday
    Cameron Maybin (thumb) will take batting practice on Saturday.

    Advice: It's another step forward for Maybin, who has spent most of the month battling a sprained thumb. If Maybin's BP session goes well, he could start a rehab assignment in the near future. Andrew Romine and Tyler Collins have been sharing center-field duties during his absence. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 1:55 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:10 pm vs CWS
     
  • Jose Peraza called back up by Reds Saturday
    Reds recalled INF/OF Jose Peraza from Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: He's taking the place of Keyvius Sampson on the Reds roster. The speedy utility man has hit .250/.290/.284 with 10 swipes in only 93 plate appearances with the big league club this season. He's unlikely to see enough playing time to become relevant in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 11:49 am
    New Player Note
    José Peraza Cin - 2B,SS,OF
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @LAA
     
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