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  • Brad Hand moving into Marlins' rotation
    Brad Hand will start on Tuesday versus the Mets.

    Advice: Hand has worked mostly in long relief this season, but he'll get a chance to start following the trade of Dan Haren. The left-hander holds a 5.12 ERA over 45 2/3 innings this season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues. 56 minutes ago
  • Matt Joyce (concussion) symptom-free
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday that Matt Joyce (concussion) has been symptom-free for a couple days.

    Advice: Joyce should be ready to return soon, but with the addition of David Murphy, Shane Victorino and David DeJesus, there's really no longer a role for him. He's a candidate to be designated for assignment. Joyce is batting just .178/.274/.298 on the season. Today, 10:34 am
    7-Day DL
    1:10 pm @LAD
  • Morrow (shoulder) getting second opinion
    Brandon Morrow (shoulder) will receive a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache this week.

    Advice: Morrow was scratched from his rehab start last Thursday due to more shoulder discomfort. A subsequent exam by Padres team physician Dr. Heinz Hoenecke on Friday resulted in a diagnosis of shoulder inflammation, which is what Morrow has been dealing with for three months. However, he wants to get another opinion to see if anything else is going on. The right-hander would seem to be a long shot to pitch for the Padres again this season. Today, 10:19 am
    60-Day DL
  • Yasiel Puig not in Sunday's lineup
    Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a day off. Andre Ethier has shifted over to right field in Puig's place, while Carl Crawford is getting a start in left. Today, 9:51 am
  • Yoervis Medina designated for assignment
    Cubs designated RHP Yoervis Medina for assignment.

    Advice: Medina has struggled this season between the Mariners and Cubs, posting a 4.71 ERA and 16/11 K/BB ratio over 21 innings. However, he held a sub-3.00 ERA each of the last two seasons in Seattle and throws in the mid-90s, so it wouldn't be a surprise if he draws interest on waivers. Today, 9:39 am
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  • Branden Pinder recalled from Triple-A
    Yankees recalled RHP Branden Pinder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: He's taking Diego Moreno's spot in the bullpen. Pinder boasts a 2.92 ERA over 11 relief appearances with the big club this season. Today, 9:21 am
  • Tanner Scheppers (knee) goes on DL
    Rangers placed RHP Tanner Scheppers on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation.

    Advice: Scheppers evidently suffered the injury on Saturday. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Phil Klein has taken his spot in the bullpen. Today, 9:15 am
    15-Day DL
    12:05 pm vs SF
  • Stanton's (hand) recovery progressing slowly
    Giancarlo Stanton admitted Saturday that his recovery from hamate bone surgery is "definitely slower" than expected.

    Advice: Stanton resumed hitting off a tee recently but conceded that he's still feeling some pain in his left hand. "Getting decent -- the ball's coming off OK," Stanton said. "It's just the pain level of it." The Marlins had been hoping to get the outfielder back sometime in early August, but it sounds like it will be a bit longer. "I have to swing off the tee with no pain first, then we'll go from there," Stanton said. "I don't know when that will be. I'm just doing what I'm supposed to every day." Today, 9:00 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 2-0 vs x SD
  • Ryan Pressly moved to 60-day DL
    Twins transferred RHP Ryan Pressly from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Tyler Duffey. Pressly not won't be eligible to return from his lat injury until early September. Today, 8:49 am
    60-Day DL
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs Sea
  • Porcello (triceps) placed on disabled list
    Red Sox placed RHP Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 30, with right triceps inflammation.

    Advice: Porcello began feeling soreness a day after he was ripped for six runs -- five earned -- and 10 hits in two-plus innings on Wednesday versus the White Sox. The Red Sox don't think it's a long-term issue, so he should rejoin the rotation later this month. Brian Johnson and Henry Owens are options to take his spot in the rotation. Today, 8:35 am
    15-Day DL
  • Alfredo Simon pushed back due to sore groin
    Alfredo Simon's next scheduled start will be pushed back to Saturday due to a lingering groin injury.

    Advice: Simon first tweaked the groin in his July 25 outing and it nagged at him during his start this past Thursday. He told Tigers manager Brad Ausmus he could pitch through it, but the skipper wants to be careful. "I'm concerned about it," Ausmus said. "And I don't get concerned about many things. Just because he felt good in his bullpen before his last start and then didn't look real good, so we'll give him these extra days. ... Obviously, if we have to adjust, we will." Today, 7:35 am
  • Pearce (oblique) hopes to swing bat soon
    Steve Pearce (oblique) hopes to throw and swing a bat this week.

    Advice: Pearce to this point has been limited to rest and treatment since straining his left oblique two weeks ago, but he said he was finally pain-free on Saturday. He might need a couple rehab games but doesn't appear too far off from a return if he can avoid a setback. Today, 6:22 am
    New Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    15-Day DL
    Bot 4, 1-3 vs x Det
  • Chase Anderson (triceps) to make rehab start
    Chase Anderson (triceps) will begin a rehab assignment with the Diamondbacks' rookie-level Arizona League team on Sunday.

    Advice: He's slated to throw four innings or 60 pitches in what could be his lone rehab outing. Out the last two weeks with right triceps inflammation, Anderson is expected to replace Zack Godley in the rotation when he returns. Today, 6:02 am
    15-Day DL
  • Clayton Kershaw (hip) goes eight strong Sat.
    Clayton Kershaw (hip) limited the Angels to just two hits over eight scoreless innings in Saturday's 3-1 victory.

    Advice: Kershaw had his start pushed back a couple times due to a hip issue, but it obviously didn't affect him on Saturday. The left-hander struck out seven and walked only one on the day, throwing 115 pitches. Kershaw hasn't allowed a single run and sports an absurd 45/1 K/BB ratio over his last four outings. He'll try to extend his 37-inning scoreless streak next weekend in Pittsburgh. Today, 5:40 am
  • Suzuki ends Mariners with walk-off single
    Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a walk-off RBI single in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: The Twins faced a 2-1 deficit entering the ninth inning, but rallied with some nice situational hitting and a woeful bullpen performance from the M's. Miguel Sano led off the inning by doubling off Carson Smith, who recorded the next two outs, but also uncorked a wild pitch that allowed pinch-runner Shane Robinson to reach third. Following an intentional walk to Eddie Rosario, Smith delivered yet another wild pitch, which scored Robinson. Rosario would subsequently steal third before Suzuki ended the game with an RBI single. The heroics are fun, but they do little to mask the fact that the veteran catcher is hitting just .234/.290/.305 this season. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Cubs option Yoervis Medina to Triple-A
    Cubs optioned RHP Yoervis Medina to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: He was with the club for a couple of days to provide emergency bullpen depth, but with Dan Haren joining the club on Saturday he was no longer needed. The right-hander will continue to provide bullpen depth at Triple-A and should get another shot with the big league club later in the summer. Yesterday, 1:00 pm
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  • Kershaw (hip) scratched from Friday start
    Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start on Friday due to his hip issue.

    Advice: The same ailment scratched him on Wednesday. He is now scheduled to start on Saturday after an extra day of rest. Zack Greinke will start in his place against the Angels on Friday. Friday, 3:17 pm
  • Morrow won't make rehab start Thursday
    Brandon Morrow (shoulder) will not make his scheduled rehab start on Thursday.

    Advice: He's going to visit Dr. Heinz Hoenecke in San Diego instead. Morrow allowed two runs over 2 1/3 innings last Saturday at Triple-A El Paso and came out of the appearance with more shoulder discomfort. The right-hander has been out since early May and might have to be written off for the rest of the 2015 season. Thursday, 7:52 am
    60-Day DL
  • Puig's big night helps Dodgers ambush A's
    Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 10-7 come-from-behind triumph over the A's.

    Advice: The homer off Jessie Chavez was his seventh of the season. For Puig, the big game could not have come at a better time, as his name is currently being batted around the rumor mill. He's having a down year, slashing .254/.326/.433, but it'd be a surprise to see LA's sharp brass sell low on a world-class talent under team control cheaply through 2019. We'll see. Wednesday, 10:51 pm
  • Rick Porcello gives up 10 hits in two-plus
    Rick Porcello was pounded for six runs -- five earned -- and 10 hits in two-plus innings by the White Sox on Wednesday.

    Advice: Just when it looked like Porcello might have gotten it together (5 ER in 18 IP last three starts), he finds himself right back at square one tonight. He's lost nine of his last 10 decisions, and his ERA is back up to 5.81 now. This is just completely and totally a lost year for him. Wednesday, 8:59 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Clayton Kershaw pushed back until Friday
    Clayton Kershaw will make his next start on Friday against the Angels.

    Advice: Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday due to a minor hip issue. The Dodgers believe a couple of days off will do the trick and that the southpaw won't require an extended absence. Wednesday, 3:39 pm
  • Kershaw (hip) pushed back to Sat. or Sun.
    Clayton Kershaw (hip) has been scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start versus the Athletics.

    Advice: It's unclear when Kershaw's hip/glute started bothering him, but it's not seen as a major issue. The Dodgers hope the left-hander will be ready to start on Saturday or Sunday against the Angels. Mike Bolsinger will take the ball Wednesday instead. Wednesday, 9:18 am
  • Kershaw (hip) could be scratched from start
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Clayton Kershaw could scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start versus the Athletics due to a hip/glute issue.

    Advice: It doesn't appear to be a big concern, as Kershaw would simply be pushed back to Friday. The Dodgers will make a decision later Wednesday. If Kershaw is scratched, Mike Bolsinger will move up to take the ball Wednesday. Wednesday, 8:39 am
  • Yoervis Medina recalled from Triple-A
    Cubs recalled RHP Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Medina was just sent down Tuesday, but he's now back to take Neil Ramirez's (abdomen) roster spot. He has allowed seven runs over his last two relief appearances. Wednesday, 8:08 am
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  • Stanton (hand) cleared to swing off a tee
    Giancarlo Stanton (hand) has been cleared to swing off a tee.

    Advice: He's been taking dry swings for a week and is ready to take the next step. While manager Dan Jennings wouldn't offer a firm timetable on when Stanton will return, he didn't rule out the slugger being activated at some point next week. "His hand looks good," Jennings said. "It's healed. The scar looks well. Now he's going to start off the tee and into flips. He'll progress at his timetable. It's good to see him making strides the right way." Wednesday, 7:37 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 5, 2-0 vs x SD
  • Cubs option Yoervis Medina to AAA Iowa
    Cubs optioned RHP Yoervis Medina to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Medina gets the boot to open a roster spot for Dallas Beeler, who is starting for the Cubs on Tuesday against the Rockies. Medina should get another shot soon. Tuesday, 1:40 pm
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  • Angels place OF Joyce on concussion DL
    Angels placed OF Matt Joyce on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Joyce suffered a concussion in a collision with teammate Erick Aybar on Sunday and will now get some extended rest. Dioner Navarro will take his place on the active roster. Tuesday, 1:00 pm
    7-Day DL
    1:10 pm @LAD
  • Joyce could be placed on concussion DL
    Matt Joyce could be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: The Angels are expected to call up Efren Navarro on Tuesday, presumably to replace Joyce on the active roster. Joyce suffered a concussion in a collision with teammate Erick Aybar on Sunday. Tuesday, 10:44 am
    7-Day DL
    1:10 pm @LAD
  • Yasiel Puig is 'available in the right deal'
    USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Dodgers "have let teams know that Yasiel Puig is available in the right deal."

    Advice: However, he also adds that "teams are showing much more interest in their prospects." That's not altogether surprising, given that the Dodgers have one of the better farm systems in the game and have elite prospects like Corey Seager and Julio Urias. Puig is having a disappointing season with a .253/.327/.423 batting line and just six homers, but he's just 24 and is under team control cheaply through 2019. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has reported previously that the Dodgers have told Puig he will not be traded. Monday, 7:56 pm
  • Steve Pearce (oblique) yet to resume activity
    Steve Pearce (oblique) remains limited to rest and treatment.

    Advice: Pearce is eligible to return from his left oblique strain in a week, but he's not going to be ready at that point. "If you test it and you're wrong, you set yourself back another two weeks," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Monday, 5:07 pm
    New Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    15-Day DL
    Bot 4, 1-3 vs x Det
  • Matt Joyce suffers concussion in collision
    Matt Joyce suffered a concussion in a collision with teammate Erick Aybar in the fourth inning on Sunday.

    Advice: He is likely ticketed for the 7-day concussion disabled list. Daniel Robertson replaced him on Sunday and should be in line for additional playing time in the Angels outfield. Jul 26, 4:50 pm
    7-Day DL
    1:10 pm @LAD
  • Pressly (lat) close to throwing again
    Ryan Pressly (lat) is a week away from resuming throwing.

    Advice: Pressly has been on the shelf nearly all month with a strained right lat. He's not expected back until at least late August. Jul 26, 11:17 am
    60-Day DL
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs Sea
  • Morrow goes only 2 1/3 innings in rehab
    Brandon Morrow (shoulder) allowed three hits and two earned runs over 2 1/3 innings Saturday in his first rehab start with Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Morrow sat 92-95 mph with his fastball and topped out at 99 mph, but the results weren't all that great. The oft-injured right-hander is probably going to make several rehab starts before he is again considered for a rotation spot in San Diego. Morrow has been out since early May with a shoulder issue. Jul 25, 6:45 pm
    60-Day DL
  • Alfredo Simon goes six strong versus BOS
    Alfredo Simon hurled six innings of one-run ball in the Tigers' defeat of the Red Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: Simon was sharp against a struggling Boston offense, surrendering only five hits and two walks over six strong frames. The only Red Sox run came on a Mookie Betts groundout in the bottom of the fifth inning. Simon has been very inconsistent this season, now the owner of a 9-6 record, 4.46 ERA, and 1.46 WHIP. He faces the Orioles on the road next. Jul 25, 4:15 pm
  • Yankees option Branden Pinder to AAA
    Yankees optioned RHP Branden Pinder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Pinder allowed two hits -- one of them a homer -- in a relief appearance Friday against the Twins. New York will bring up a fresh arm for Saturday's game. Jul 25, 1:18 pm
  • Yasiel Puig not in Dodgers lineup Saturday
    Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest for the outfielder. Carl Crawford will start in left field and bat sixth against Matt Harvey and the Mets on Saturday. Jul 25, 12:42 pm
  • Dodgers reassure Puig that he won't be traded
    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Dodgers reassured Yasiel Puig on Friday that he will not be traded.

    Advice: Puig has been an increasingly popular name in trade rumblings in recent days, so much so that Puig asked the Dodgers brass about the rumors. The organization assured him that they are not interested in moving him. While things are constantly changing around the trade deadline, don't expect the dynamic young outfielder to be donning a new jersey come August 1. Jul 25, 6:51 am
  • Porcello fares well against his former team
    Rick Porcello fared well in a no-decision against his former club on Friday, allowing just one run on five hits over seven strong innings.

    Advice: Porcello punched out six on the night and didn't issue a free pass. The only blemish on his evening was an RBI single by Ian Kinsler in the third inning. While he has been a major disappointment for the Red Sox this season, he owns a 2.50 ERA and 14/4 K/BB ratio over 18 innings in his last three starts, so perhaps he's turning the corner. He'll take on the White Sox his next time out on Wednesday. Jul 24, 8:01 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Puig slugs two-run homer vs. Mets
    Yasiel Puig launched a two-run homer Friday against the Mets.

    Advice: It was his second home run in his last four days. The Dodgers will have to hope that it's a sign of things to come for Puig, who has produced an underwhelming .259/.335/.434 batting line on the year thus far. Jul 24, 7:02 pm
  • Clayton Kershaw shuts out Mets, of course
    Clayton Kershaw didn't even come close to throwing a no-hitter while striking out 11 in a shutout of the Mets on Thursday.

    Advice: With everyone simply assuming he would go 27 up, 27 down against a comatose Mets lineup, Kershaw gave up three hits. THREE! He merely maintained the no-no into the seventh. It was the biggest letdown since the last time he faced the Mets on July 3 and gave up a run. Kershaw has pitched 26 scoreless innings with a 38/0 K/BB ratio in his last three starts, but we're still pretty disappointed in him right now. Jul 23, 6:53 pm
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