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  • Escobar homers, drives in two to down Marlins
    Alcides Escobar finished 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the Royals' 5-2 win over the Marlins on Thursday.

    Advice: Escobar flashed some rarely seen pop in the fourth inning, turning on a Tom Koehler pitch for his third homer of the year. That should be about it for the 29-year-old, who has hit between three and five home runs in each of his last seven seasons. He's also enjoyed a good month of August so far, batting .298 with two of his three homers, 11 RBI and 12 runs scored. Escobar is hitting .263/.292/.331 with 14 steals and 46 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • Franklin (concussion) to return this weekend
    Nick Franklin (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Friday.

    Advice: Franklin expects to join the Rays in Houston later this weekend so it looks like he'll only need a game or two in the minors to get back up to speed. He suffered a concussion last week after getting hit by Kevin Kiermaier's backswing in the on-deck circle. Franklin has hit .292 with six steals in 34 appearances for Tampa Bay this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:29 pm
    New Player Note
    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • 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 Yesterday, 1:41 pm
  • Blue Jays option Ryan Goins back to AAA
    Blue Jays optioned INF Ryan Goins to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: The move clears a 25-man roster spot for Jose Bautista, who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding move. Goins has batted just .186/.231/.314 in 184 plate appearances this season with Toronto. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:51 pm
    Not Active
    4:07 pm vs Min
     
  • Iglesias (hamstring) could be activated Fri.
    Jose Iglesias (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: Iglesias is 4-for-12 with a homer in three rehab games with Triple-A Toledo. The shortstop has been sidelined since August 12 because of a left hamstring strain. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday that he plans to keep Erick Aybar active even when Iglesias returns, for what it's worth. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:54 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Red Sox recall Marco Hernandez from AAA
    Red Sox recalled INF Marco Hernandez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: He'll provide depth for the Boston bench with Andrew Benintendi (knee, ankle) landing on the disabled list Thursday. Hernandez is 13-for-44 this year in the majors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:21 am
  • Tim Beckham (hamstring) remains out Thurs.
    Tim Beckham (hamstring) remains out of the Rays' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

    Advice: Beckham made an early exit Tuesday after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring and did not play Wednesday. He usually starts somewhere when the Rays face a left-handed pitcher, but the versatile 26-year-old is on the bench Thursday versus Red Sox southpaw Drew Pomeranz. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:39 am
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Saladino (back) singles, steals base
    Tyler Saladino (back) singled in three at-bats and stole a base on Wednesday.

    Advice: Saladino had missed four straight games due to back soreness. It obviously wasn't anything too serious. He's hitting .258/.295/.385 with 10 steals in 70 games this season as a utilityman for the White Sox. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:51 am
    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Brock Holt (oblique) hitless in return Wed.
    Brock Holt (oblique) went hitless in three at-bats Wednesday in his return to the Red Sox lineup.

    Advice: It was the first game in five days for Holt, who has been battling oblique tightness. He might be looking at a bigger workload for the stretch run with starting left fielder Andrew Benintendi (knee, ankle) possibly done for the season. Chris Young will also draw starts in left, but he struggles against right-handed pitching. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:45 am
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Escobar goes 2-for-4 with a double
    Alcides Escobar went 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: The Royals couldn't get anything going versus Jose Fernandez. Escobar was the only Royal with more than one hit. He is now batting .261 with 2 homers and 35 RBI. His 14 stolen bases are the only thing keeping him on the fringes of fantasy usefulness. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:02 pm
  • Bregman doubles again as Astros top Pirates
    Alex Bregman hit another double Wednesday in the Astros' 5-4 defeat of the Pirates.

    Advice: That's the ninth double and 13th extra-base hit in the last 18 games for Bregman, who is having a big August after struggling out of the gate following his July 25 promotion to the major leagues. The 22-year-old top prospect looks like a must-own in standard leagues for the stretch run. He had a .469 OPS nine days ago. It's now up to 694. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:50 pm
    5:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Amed Rosario supplies three hits in victory
    Mets SS prospect Amed Rosario clubbed three hits Tuesday in a win for Double-A Binghamton.

    Advice: He doubled twice and drove in two runs as the Mets' cruised to a 9-1 victory over Hartford. The 20-year-old has lifted his average from .319 to .327 by going 8-for-21 (.381) over his last five games. The Mets' top prospect has done it all this year with 22 doubles, 12 triples and 15 steals. With the year winding down, Rosario probably won't arrive in the big leagues until some time next season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:49 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Athletics place Semien on paternity leave
    Athletics placed SS Marcus Semien on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Semien and his wife Tarah welcomed a son on Monday night. He should be back for the start of a three-game weekend series Friday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:21 am
    Not Active
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Kang (shoulder) playing catch, fielding balls
    Jung Ho Kang (shoulder) has begun playing catch and fielding grounders.

    Advice: But he hasn't been cleared to swing a bat yet and that might not happen for a little while. Kang landed on the disabled list August 20 with a left shoulder subluxation. He probably won't be ready until mid-September. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:24 am
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Mil
     
  • Flores hits three-run shot in win over Cards
    Wilmer Flores hit a three-run home run as the Mets bested the Cardinals 7-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Getting a start against a lefty as per usual, Flores turned on an inside fastball in the first inning for the three-run dinger. It was his only hit in the game and Flores' 13th homer of the year. With first base still a big question mark and Flores' ability to hit left-handed pitching, the 25-year-old should continue to draw starts at the less-hot corner going forward. Flores is hitting .259/.315/.447 in 87 games total. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:00 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Cabrera collects three more hits since return
    Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base Tuesday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Garcia now has two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in four games since being activated from the disabled list on August 19. He's 6-for-16 in those four games, raising his overall line to .260/.310/.414 with 13 homers, 35 RBI and 43 runs scored. The stolen base, swiped against the great Yadier Molina as part of a double steal, was just Cabrera's second on the year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:52 pm
  • Saladino still sidelined by back discomfort
    Tyler Saladino missed a fourth straight start Tuesday due to back soreness.

    Advice: But the 27-year-old infielder did say Tuesday that it's "feeling better." Saladino hasn't appeared in a game for the White Sox since last Thursday. He had been serving as their primary starter at second base with Brett Lawrie (hamstring, quad, knee) on the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:56 pm
    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Beckham leaves game with tight hamstring
    Tim Beckham left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a tight left hamstring.

    Advice: He was replaced in the lineup by Richie Shaffer before the top of the eighth inning, finishing the night 1-for-3 with a single. Beckham will be reevaluated by the Rays' medical team on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:11 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Semien (paternity) likely out until Friday
    Marcus Semien (paternity leave) is not expected back until Friday.

    Advice: Semien was excused from the A's on Monday to welcome a child and will remain absent Tuesday and Wednesday. Oakland kicks off a weekend series in St. Louis on Friday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:26 pm
    Not Active
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Semien not in Monday's lineup
    Marcus Semien is not in Monday's lineup against the Indians.

    Advice: Semien is expected to be placed on the paternity leave list soon, though it's not clear if he has officially left the team yet. Chad Pinder will start in his place at shortstop while Max Muncy will play second base. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:31 pm
    Not Active
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Jose Iglesias (hamstring) set for rehab games
    Jose Iglesias (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Monday.

    Advice: He's slated to play at least four games for Toledo, putting him in line to return next weekend if all goes well. Iglesias has missed the last week and a half with a hamstring injury. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:05 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Bregman goes 3-for-6 with a two-run homer
    Alex Bregman went 3-for-6 and blasted a two-run homer as the Astros beat the Orioles on Saturday.

    Advice: George Springer led off the game with a walk and Bregman followed that with a home run to give the Astros a quick lead they would keep adding to all night. The 22-year-old started his career with a horrible slump but is quickly making that a distant memory. He has been on fire lately and his slash line now looks respectable despite the rough start. He is batting .238/.291/.396 with three homers in 101 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:57 pm
    5:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Tyler Saladino still out with sore back
    Tyler Saladino is dealing with a sore back.

    Advice: Saladino wasn't in Saturday's lineup and it looks like he's iffy for Sunday as well. The 27-year-old has played a utility role for the White Sox this season, appearing at seven different positions. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:56 pm
    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Shoulder injury sends Kang to disabled list
    Pirates placed 3B Jung Ho Kang on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.

    Advice: Kang got hurt on a slide Friday against the Marlins. The injury will cost him 2-4 weeks. Kang's roster spot will be absorbed by first base prospect Josh Bell. It's poor timing for Kang, who was just starting to hit his stride offensively. The 29-year-old had hit safely in five of his last six games while raising his season average from .230 to .243. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:36 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Mil
     
  • Holt (oblique) getting the day off Saturday
    Brock Holt (oblique) is not in the Red Sox lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Holt has been battling oblique tightness for a few days now and was unable to finish Friday night's game. Despite the injury, Holt should be available off the bench on Saturday. Holt opened the year as Boston's starting left fielder but was moved to a utility role when the Red Sox called up top prospect Andrew Benintendi. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:24 pm
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Brock Holt leaves with left oblique soreness
    Brock Holt was forced to leave Friday's game against the Tigers with left oblique soreness.

    Advice: Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated that Holt only feels the injury when he throws. It wouldn't be surprising to see him rest on Saturday as a precautionary measure, though he could be available as a pinch hitter or runner off of the bench. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:59 am
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Rays place Nick Franklin on concussion DL
    Rays placed INF/OF Nick Franklin on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Franklin suffered a head injury on Wednesday when he was hit by the backswing from Kevin Kiermaier while standing in the on-deck circle. While he passed all of his concussion tests and was cleared to play on Friday, something clearly wasn't right when he entered as a defensive replacement, lasting only two innings before leaving the game himself. At this point, there's no clear timetable for his potential return. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:36 pm
    New Player Note
    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Nick Franklin (head) leaves game on Friday
    Nick Franklin (head) was removed from Friday's game against the Rangers.

    Advice: Franklin, who passed concussion tests and was available off of the bench, entered the game when Kevin Kiermaier was lifted with a hip injury. He was replaced himself just two innings later though, and no reason has been given for the departure. There's a good chance that the issue could be related to the head injury he sustained on Wednesday when he was struck inadvertently by a teammate's backswing. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:46 pm
    New Player Note
    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Mets activate Asdrubal Cabrera from 15-day DL
    Mets activated INF Asdrubal Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He's back in the lineup on Friday night, as is lineup-mate Yoenis Cespedes. Cabrera returns to a .255/.308/.410 slash line on the season, where he has been a solid performer and capable run producer. His bat has been sorely missed in the Mets lineup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:16 pm
  • Nick Franklin passes concussion tests
    Nick Franklin passed concussion tests again Friday and is available off the bench.

    Advice: Franklin was pulled from Wednesday's game with a head injury, but he'll be fine. He's batting .295/.368/.516 with four homers in 33 games with the Rays this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:21 pm
    New Player Note
    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Ryan Goins recalled from Triple-A
    Blue Jays recalled INF Ryan Goins from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Goins is batting just .172/.211/.301 this season at the major league level. He'll provide infield depth with Josh Donaldson (thumb) banged up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:53 pm
    Not Active
    4:07 pm vs Min
     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) to be activated Friday
    The Mets will activate Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) from the 15-day disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: Yoenis Cespedes (quad) will also come off the DL on Friday. The Mets were originally planning to activate Cabrera on Thursday but they decided to wait another 24 hours. Cabrera missed a couple weeks with a strained patellar tendon. He sports a pedestrian .255/.308/.410 slash line over 373 at-bats this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:12 pm
  • Red Sox option Marco Hernandez to AAA
    Red Sox optioned INF Marco Hernandez to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Hernandez was only in the majors for a couple days this time around and did not see a plate appearance. He is 13-for-44 this season at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:28 am
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) returning Thursday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) will be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

    Advice: Cabrera wound up missing a little over two weeks with a strained patellar tendon in his left knee. He went 2-for-6 with two doubles and two RBI in a two-game minor league rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:56 am
  • Brock Holt goes 3-for-3 against Orioles
    Brock Holt went 3-for-3 with a double as the Red Sox's third baseman on Wednesday.

    Advice: Shaw hadn't started at third base all season until Aug. 7. Now he's done so on back-to-back days, in large part because Hanley Ramirez is away and Travis Shaw is playing first. Still, Holt makes more sense at third than Aaron Hill against a left-hander and there's a decent chance he'll outproduce Shaw the rest of the way. He should remain a factor at the hot corner. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:51 pm
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Nick Franklin exits with apparent head injury
    Nick Franklin was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Padres with an apparent head injury.

    Advice: He was struck in the helmet by the backswing of Kevin Kiermaier while waiting in the on-deck circle in the bottom of the first inning. Franklin drew a walk and scored the game's first run, but Tim Beckham took over at second base in the top of the second. Franklin is probably going to be put through MLB's concussion protocol. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:39 am
    New Player Note
    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Kang cracks go-ahead homer in eighth vs. SFG
    Jung Ho Kang smacked a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Giants.

    Advice: Kang stepped to the plate against Derek Law with two outs in the eighth inning. He made sure that Law wouldn't hit the mid-inning commercial break feeling good about himself, socking a solo home run to center to boost the Pirates to a 4-3 advantage. That would stand as the final score. For the season, Kang is hitting .239/.324/.483 with 14 homers and 41 RBI over 230 at-bats. After a cold initial post-All-Star break showing, the 29-year-old third baseman has now homered in three of his last four games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:08 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Mil
     
  • Bregman gets first major league homer Tuesday
    Alex Bregman went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, his first in the majors, in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Bregman jumped on a Jaime Garcia offering in the first inning for the two-run blast, his 21st of the year between the minors and majors. An extended cold snap immediately following his promotion has depressed his numbers -- the 22-year-old is hitting just .183/.244/.280 through 20 games -- but he's got a hit in nine of his last 10 games, counting Tuesday. His future is still very bright. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:29 pm
    5:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Franklin homers among three hits against Pads
    Nick Franklin went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Tuesday against the Padres.

    Advice: Franklin hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning, one of five homers the Rays hit on the evening, and he also had an RBI single in the third inning. Franklin has enjoyed a few big games since being recalled on July 29, batting .288 with three homers and 10 RBI this month. The 25-year-old has also stolen a pair of bases in August, giving him six steals and four homers to go with a .295/.362/.516 line overall. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:40 pm
    New Player Note
    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Iglesias (hamstring) running on treadmill
    Jose Iglesias (hamstring) has been running on an anti-gravity treadmill for the last few days.

    Advice: The shortstop told reporters Tuesday that he's already feeling significant improvement in his left hamstring. Iglesias strained the hammy on August 11 and landed on the 15-day disabled list the next day. He could be ready for activation when first eligible. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:30 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs LAA
     
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