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  • Rougned Odor homers, plates three in loss
    Rougned Odor continued his hot hitting in Sunday's loss to the Angels, going 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBI.

    Advice: All of his damage came long after the outcome of the game had been decided. His two-run blast off Trevor Gott in the seventh inning closed the deficit to 12-5, and he added a sacrifice fly in the final frame. Since returning from Triple-A, he's hitting a blistering .365 (23-for-63) with three homers, 13 RBI and four stolen bases in 18 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Marlins will recall Valdespin from Triple-A
    Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins will recall Jordany Valdespin from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: He'll take the spot of Marcell Ozuna on the Marlins active roster after the outfielder was demoted on Sunday. Valdespin was pulled from his game at Triple-A shortly afterwards and is heading to join the team in Boston for Tuesday's game, though the move hasn't been announced yet. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:08 pm
  • Hunter Renfroe homers, raises average to .255
    Padres OF prospect Hunter Renfroe homered as part of a two-hit performance Saturday for Double-A San Antonio.

    Advice: It was Renfroe's fifth multi-hit game in a row. During that stretch, his average has spiked from .236 to .255. Renfroe's strikeout numbers are still too high (74 punch-outs in 267 at-bats) but the Padres have to be encouraged by his .309 average since June 1. Before that, he was hitting just .224. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:52 pm
     
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    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Pham doubles and homers to beat Padres
    Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and an RBI double in Sunday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Pham drove in all three Cardinal runs, all off of Padres starter Ian Kennedy. He smacked a two-run homer in the third inning and an RBI double in the fifth. As long as the Cardinals continue to grapple with outfield injuries, Pham figures to see at-bats. He hit .338/.402/.625 with five homers and six steals in 24 games for Triple-A Memphis and owners in deeper leagues might want to keep an eye on him to see if he's able to string together a little hot streak before pitchers catch up to his tendencies. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:12 pm
  • Howard hitless, but knocks in the winning run
    Ryan Howard went 0-for-4, but knocked in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning on Sunday against the Braves.

    Advice: The two clubs were knotted in a scoreless tie heading into the 10th inning, but the Phillies rallied to load the bases with no outs for Howard, facing lefty reliever Dana Eveland. Howard lifted a sacrifice fly to right field to bring in the first of four 10th-inning runs. Since his last home run on June 19, Howard has hit the skids, batting .135 (7-for-52) in his last 14 games. He's hitting .217/.262/.427 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:51 pm
  • Hernandez steals 2 bases, extends hit streak
    Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a walk and two stolen bases as the Phillies won in 10 innings against the Braves on Sunday.

    Advice: Hernandez is on a 10-game hitting streak now, with six of those games featuring multiple hits. He singled in the 10th inning to help the Phillies break a scoreless tie. The pair of stolen bases brings him up to 11 in 14 attempts on the season. There's no way his .299/.385/.385 line is sustainable as he has a .556 BABIP since June 22, but he'll get playing time and stolen base opportunities while he's hot so he has fantasy utility for the time being. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:47 pm
  • Cody Stanley goes 5-for-6 with four RBI
    Cardinals C prospect Cody Stanley lifted his average 25 points with a five-hit effort Saturday for Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: He went 5-for-6 with four singles and a double. Saturday was Stanley's first multi-hit game since May 28. His previous career-high in hits was four set August 8, 2014 while playing for Double-A Springfield. Stanley had been just one for his last 17 before Saturday. The 26-year-old made his major league debut earlier this season, singling off Jonathan Broxton for his first big league hit. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:37 pm
     
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    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Hanser Alberto optioned to Triple-A
    Rangers optioned INF Hanser Alberto to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Alberto hit .247/.267/.301 across 25 games for the big club. He could get another shot at some point in the second half. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:56 pm
     
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  • Delino DeShields activated from disabled list
    Rangers activated OF Delino DeShields from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: DeShields is back from his hamstring injury after completing a six-game rehab assignment. With Josh Hamilton's (groin) status up in the air, he could wind up playing a lot in left field. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:55 pm
  • Pirates claim Travis Ishikawa off waivers
    Pirates claimed 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the Giants.

    Advice: Ishikawa was actually the Pirates' Opening Day first baseman last season but didn't last with the club for long. The veteran has spent almost all of 2015 at Triple-A, batting .271/.342/.421 with four homers over 34 games. He'll give the Pirates a backup option at first base and the corner outfield spots. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:59 am
  • Nate Freiman outrighted to Triple-A
    Athletics sent 1B Nate Freiman outright to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. Freiman has hit only .171/.225/.188 over 35 games this season for Nashville. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:38 am
     
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  • Tim Federowicz (knee) close to rehab games
    Tim Federowicz (knee) will begin a rehab assignment around the All-Star break.

    Advice: Working his way back from surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee, Federowicz will need most, if not all, of his 20-day rehab allotment. He could be an option for the Padres in early August. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:21 am
     
    60-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Matt Szczur optioned to Triple-A
    Cubs optioned OF Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Szczur has managed just a .211/.246/.316 batting line during his multiple stints in the majors this season. He's making way for the return of Jorge Soler (ankle). Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:08 am
     
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    5:05 pm vs StL
  • Nick Swisher (knee) nears rehab assignment
    Nick Swisher (knee) is on track to begin a rehab assignment just after the All-Star break.

    Advice: Swisher ran on the field prior to Saturday's game as he works his way back from inflammation in his surgically-repaired left knee. He's already missed nearly a month and it's unclear how many rehab games he'll require. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:13 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Hou
  • C.J. Cron hits three-run homer, knocks in six
    C.J. Cron went 3-for-6 with a three-run homer and six RBI in the rout the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: The outburst was appreciated, but Cron needs to come up big in games the Angels aren't winning 13-0. He entered the night with a .198/.228/.281 line and a 30/2 K/BB ratio in 121 at-bats. The Angels are starved for offense, though, so this might earn him some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:18 pm
  • Delino Deshields close to returning from DL
    Delino Deshields (hamstring) will be reevaluated after Saturday's workout.

    Advice: Deshields recently wrapped up a six-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock and is close to 100 percent. He should be activated from the disabled list in the next day or two. Texas has a crowded outfield now with Josh Hamilton, Leonys Martin and Shin-Soo Choo all seeing regular at-bats. Deshields had 13 steals in 48 games before his injury. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:52 pm
  • Pham scores two runs as Cardinals top Padres
    Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 with a double and scored both of the Cardinals runs in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the visiting Padres.

    Advice: Pham clubbed a leadoff double in the sixth inning and came around to score the Cardinals first run on a Matt Carpenter single. He then reached on an error in the eighth inning, swiped second base, advanced on a ground out and dashed home on a sacrifice fly. He should continue to see some playing time in center field while Jon Jay is on the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:03 pm
  • Hernandez drives in lone run in loss to ATL
    Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Hernandez's RBI single off Julio Teheran in the fourth inning would score the only run that the Phillies managed in the game. While his power is almost non-existent, he should continue to see at-bats as long as he's able to keep up the average portion of his .285/.374/.376 slash-line. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:41 pm
  • Tommy Pham recalled from Triple-A
    Cardinals recalled OF Tommy Pham from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Pham batted .338/.402/.625 with five homers and six steals over 24 games for Memphis after returning from a quad injury. He's starting in center field Friday and could see some more time there until Matt Holliday (quad) returns from the disabled list an Randal Grichuk moves to center. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:12 pm
  • Travis Ishikawa designated for assignment
    Giants designated 1B/OF Travis Ishikawa for assignment.

    Advice: It's the second time since late May that he's been removed from the 40-man roster. Ishikawa, who is hitless in just six at-bats for the Giants this season, will likely declare free agency if he clears waivers and is outrighted. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:42 am
  • A's designate Freiman for assignment
    Athletics designated 1B Nate Freiman for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Cody Martin on the 40-man roster. Freiman, 28, was batting just .171/.225/.188 over 35 games this season in Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:16 pm
     
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  • Odor out of lineup due to dental issue
    Rougned Odor is out of the Rangers' starting lineup on Wednesday due to a dental issue.

    Advice: Odor had a dental procedure early Wednesday and wasn't able to eat. Hanser Alberto is starting at second base and leading off for the Rangers on Wednesday evening. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:56 pm
  • Rougned Odor not in Wednesday's lineup
    Rougned Odor is absent from the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Hanser Alberto is filling in at second base and in the leadoff spot for Odor. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:52 am
  • Matt Szczur has RBI double in win over Mets
    Matt Szczur had an RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: The run-scoring double in the sixth inning was the only run either side could muster on the evening. Szczur finished 2-for-4 in the contest. He's hitting .214/.250/.321 in a part-time role with the Cubs. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:37 pm
     
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    5:05 pm vs StL
  • Hernandez to get a chance to stick at 2B?
    Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said Tuesday that he "would like to think that Cesar (Hernandez) has proven that he deserves a chance to be the everyday second baseman."

    Advice: Hernandez, 25, entered Tuesday batting .277/.365/.365 on the season and .328/.394/.406 in June. Chase Utley, meanwhile, is on the disabled list with an ankle injury and sports an ugly .179/.257/.275 line this season. It's hard to believe the Phils would bench Utley even given his struggles, and Mackanin did note that he didn't "want to get ahead of myself." However, if Hernandez keeps performing, it's possible. Notable is that the Phillies have a $15 million club option for 2016 on Utley that automatically vests if he reaches 500 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:31 pm
  • Cron's homer does the job in win vs. Yankees
    C.J. Cron went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, helping the Angels edge the Yankees on Monday.

    Advice: Cron, recently recalled from Triple-A, drilled his second big league home run of the season in the seventh inning off of CC Sabathia to pad the Angels' lead to 4-1. He hasn't hit much in the majors this season, but has crushed Triple-A competition in two short stints. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:04 pm
  • Hernandez stays hot with 2 more hits in loss
    Cesar Hernandez's bat continued to stay hot as he went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run, and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Fresh off a four-hit performance on Sunday, Hernandez logged his fifth multi-hit performance in seven games on Monday. He knocked in the Phillies' first run in the first inning with an infield single and later came around to score on a balk. Hernandez is batting .277/.365/.365 with 25 runs scored, 16 RBI, and seven stolen bases and is now getting regular at-bats while Chase Utley is sidelined. It's not known yet when Utley returns, so those in daily leagues might find utility in Hernandez as a cheap source of stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:49 pm
  • C.J. Cron recalled from Triple-A
    Angels recalled 1B/DH C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cron is batting just .204/.237/.269 in his time with the big club this season. He'll see some time versus left-handers. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:26 pm
  • Hernandez's four-hit day contributes to a win
    Cesar Hernandez singled four times in as many at-bats, helping the Phillies in a win over the Nationals in the back end of Sunday's doubleheader.

    Advice: It's the second four-hit game of Hernandez's career, with the other occuring on September 28, 2013. The Phillies, despite scoring eight runs, only brought him home once, at the end of their four-run second inning. Hernandez has been hitting well as of late, logging multi-hit efforts in three of his last five games. With Chase Utley on the shelf, he should be a regular in the lineup. He's hitting .271/.361/.361 in 163 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 28, 6:38 pm
  • Rougned Odor picks up three more hits
    Rougned Odor went 3-for-5 at the plate in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: One of the hits was a double to lead off the ninth inning, but Odor was stranded as the Rangers fell by one. The young infielder now has three three-hit games this month since being recalled and is batting .395 overall in June with four stolen bases. He shouldn't be unowned in your league at this point, but if he is, correct that situation now. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 28, 12:54 pm
  • Rougned Odor fills up box score on Saturday
    Rougned Odor filled up the box score on Saturday, going 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in a 4-0 victory over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Odor plated the Rangers first run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning and added a solo blast off Matt Boyd in the seventh. He also swiped a base in the contest. He has been on an absolute tear since returning from the minor leagues, hitting .364 (12-for-33) with two homers, nine RBI and three stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 27, 1:51 pm
  • Ryan Howard not in Phillies lineup Saturday
    Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a day of rest against tough southpaw Gio Gonzalez. Maikel Franco is getting the start at first base while Andres Blanco covers the hot corner. Look for Howard to return on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 27, 9:26 am
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