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  • Luebke (elbow) playing catch from 45 feet
    Cory Luebke (elbow) has started playing catch from 45 feet three times per week.

    Advice: Luebke had his second Tommy John surgery in February, so this is a preliminary step in the recovery process. Luebke isn't expected back before the start of the 2015 season at the earliest.
    37 minutes ago
    Disabled List
    6:40 pm @Ari
  • Carl Crawford not in Dodgers' lineup Friday
    Carl Crawford is not in the Dodgers' lineup against the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: It appears to just be a routine day off for the left fielder. Crawford has been swinging it well of late, batting .338/.368/.400 in August. Scott Van Slyke started in left in his place Friday.
    39 minutes ago
  • Ryu (glute) throws another bullpen Friday
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) threw another bullpen session Friday.

    Advice: That's back-to-back days throwing off a mound, a good sign for the left-hander. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that Ryu should be activated within a few days of August 30, when he's first eligible to come off the disabled list. Assuming all continues to go well, Ryu should be ready to roll by the start of September at the latest.
    Today, 3:22 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Gausman whiffs seven but only goes five
    Kevin Gausman struck out seven but allowed three runs over five frames in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Gausman was cruising along in the first three innings, allowing just two baserunners. He hit a rough patch in the fourth, though, yielding three hits (including a home run). He then served up a solo shot to Javier Baez in the fifth and was pulled after needing 101 pitches to cover five innings. Gausman will try to bounce back next week versus the Rays.
    Today, 2:36 pm
    L, 4-1 ^ @ChC
  • Lohse (ankle) to rejoin rotation on Monday
    Kyle Lohse (ankle) will rejoin the Brewers' rotation on Monday in San Diego.

    Advice: Lohse hasn't started since August 13 due to a sprained right ankle. He probably could have returned by now, as his throwing program wasn't interrupted, but the Brewers could afford to take it slowly with him with Jimmy Nelson and Mike Fiers pitching so well.
    Today, 2:21 pm
  • Javy Guerra expected back on Saturday
    Javy Guerra is expected to be activated from the bereavement list on Saturday.

    Advice: Guerra has been away for a week. He's posted a 3.00 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 32/14 K/BB ratio over 33 frames out of the White Sox' bullpen this season.
    Today, 2:02 pm
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  • David Holmberg optioned to Triple-A
    Reds optioned LHP David Holmberg to Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Holmberg was rocked for six runs over just 2 2/3 innings in a spot start versus the Braves on Thursday. Daniel Corcino has replaced him on the roster.
    Today, 12:54 pm
    Not Active
    Top 2, 0-0 vs Atl
  • Joakim Soria (oblique) nearing return
    Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said in an interview on SiriusXM Friday that Joakim Soria (oblique) is "very close" to returning.

    Advice: Soria has apparently made rapid progress in his recovery from a left oblique strain, as it's normally an injury that takes much longer than a minimum stay on the disabled list. "He can be activated on Monday," Dombrowski said. "I'm not sure he'll be activated right then, but he's very close."
    Today, 12:40 pm
    Disabled List
    5:10 pm @Min
  • Mike Napoli (back) still out on Friday
    Mike Napoli (back) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's now missed the last three games with back spasms, but Boston is hopeful he'll be ready to go on Saturday. Daniel Nava is at first base in Napoli's place Friday.
    Today, 12:35 pm
  • Grant Green set to begin rehab assignment
    Grant Green (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

    Advice: Green has been sidelined since July 23 with a lumbar sprain. He could be ready to rejoin the Angels sometime next week, but with Gordon Beckham on board there might not be a role for him.
    Today, 11:04 am
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm x @Oak
  • Paco Rodriguez (back) on throwing program
    Paco Rodriguez (back) has begun a sub-maximal throwing program.

    Advice: Rodriguez has been on the shelf since earlier August with a teres major strain. He won't be activated until sometime next month.
    Today, 8:08 am
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Eaton (oblique) could be activated on Tuesday
    Adam Eaton (oblique) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday.

    Advice: Eaton will begin what's expected to be a short rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte this weekend. The speedy outfielder is eligible to return on Sunday and it sounds like he'll be back shortly after that. Eaton was red-hot before straining his right oblique, batting .435/.489/.518 over his last 22 games.
    Today, 6:41 am
    Disabled List
    Top 2, 3-0 x @NYY
  • Turner's 2-run blast pushes Dodgers past Pads
    Justin Turner blasted a game-winning two-run homer off Tyson Ross in the eighth inning Thursday to push the Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: Los Angeles couldn't get anything going against Ross all night, so it was quite the surprise when Turner blasted the round-tripper over the left field fence right after Carl Crawford reached on an infield single. Turner finished 2-for-3. The utility man has been a revelation whenever called upon in 2014, slashing an impressive .314/.386/.441 over 220 at-bats. As long as Juan Uribe is on the shelf, he'll play every day, making him a solid start in NL-only formats.
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs ^ NYM
  • RP Jansen turns out the lights vs. Padres
    Kenley Jansen slammed the door on the Padres on Thursday, working around a one-out walk to preserve a one-run victory.

    Advice: The right-hander walked Jedd Gyorko but punched out two Padres to escape the inning without much ancillary drama. Jansen's ERA sat at 4.55 on June 20, but he's given up a run in only two of 22 outings since then. Because of that, his ERA is down to 2.92. In addition, he boasts an outstanding 1.17 WHIP and 83/15 K/BB ratio over 52-plus innings.
    Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Castillo slugs 10th homer in loss to Giants
    Welington Castillo hit his 10th home run of the season, going 2-for-4 overall, as the Cubs fell to the Giants on Thursday.

    Advice: Castillo ripped a solo home run in the first inning off of Madison Bumgarner, going back-to-back with Justin Ruggiano and extending the Cubs' lead to 3-1. Along with the 10 dingers, Castillo has driven in 34 runs and posted a .237/.302/.390 slash line.
    Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Holmberg's third inning dooms him in a loss
    David Holmberg failed to make it out of the third inning in a loss against the Braves on Thursday, surrendering six runs in total.

    Advice: Holmberg was making his third career major league start and second of the season. None of them have gone well. Against the Braves, the left-hander yielded five hits while walking four and striking out two. Five of the runs scored in a nightmarish third inning in which Holmberg had to be relieved by Pedro Villarreal. In 5 1/3 innings this season, Holmberg has allowed 11 runs with a 3/7 K/BB ratio.
    Yesterday, 7:45 pm
    Not Active
    Top 2, 0-0 vs Atl
  • Ryu (glute) could return when first eligible
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) should be activated "within a day or two" of when he's first eligible on August 30.

    Advice: Ryu threw a bullpen session on Thursday with no issues. He's not expected to need a rehab assignment, so the left-hander will throw a few more bullpen sessions and/or simulated games before being activated. Ryu holds a 3.28 ERA over 23 starts this season.
    Yesterday, 4:21 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Ryu (glute) throws bullpen session Thursday
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) threw a bullpen session on Thursday.

    Advice: It comes after he played catch the previous two days. The Dodgers have said that Ryu won't need a rehab assignment before returning, so he appears to be on track for activation on August 29, the first day he's eligible.
    Yesterday, 3:26 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Holmberg promoted to make Thursday's start
    Reds recalled LHP David Holmberg from Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Holmberg will start on Thursday versus the Braves. The 23-year-old left-hander -- acquired over the winter in the three-team swap that shipped Ryan Hanigan to the Rays -- has struggled to the tune of a 4.64 ERA over 17 starts at the Triple-A level this year. He should only get run tonight in All-Holmberg fantasy formats.
    Yesterday, 2:16 pm
    Not Active
    Top 2, 0-0 vs Atl
  • Napoli (back) out again Thursday vs. Angels
    Mike Napoli is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again on Thursday due to back spasms.

    Advice: The minor back injury also kept him out of action on Wednesday night. He is considered day-to-day.
    Yesterday, 12:49 pm
  • Ryu (glute) not expected to need rehab start
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) isn't likely to need a rehab start before returning.

    Advice: Ryu played catch again Wednesday, and Mattingly said he thinks the southpaw will be ready to go physically when his glute muscle feels better. "You feel like his arm will keep moving," Mattingly said. "He continues to improve. It sounded like yesterday was a little bit better." There's still no timetable for his return, but it sounds like he's moving in the right direction.
    Wednesday, 8:08 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Eaton (oblique) takes BP on Wednesday
    Adam Eaton (oblique) took batting practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The next step figures to be a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte. If all goes well, he should rejoin the White Sox for the start of their homestand next week.
    Wednesday, 3:27 pm
    Disabled List
    Top 2, 3-0 x @NYY
  • Green (back) to begin rehab games soon
    Grant Green (back) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment by the end of this week.

    Advice: Green has begun to ramp up the intensity of his workouts and is on track to return to the Angels next week. He has been sidelined since July 23 with a lumbar sprain.
    Wednesday, 2:48 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm x @Oak
  • Napoli out Wednesday due to back spasms
    Mike Napoli is out Wednesday with back spasms.

    Advice: It shouldn't be more than a day or two before he feels better. Napoli has a cool .266/.385/.446 batting line with 15 home runs and 45 RBI in 101 games this year.
    Wednesday, 1:20 pm
  • Crawford's monster game leads Dodgers to win
    Carl Crawford reached base in all four plate appearances, scored three runs and knocked in three more in Tuesday's 8-6 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: He finished 3-for-3 with a walk, home run and stolen base. If owners in your league have been slumbering and Crawford remains available on the waiver wire, stop reading this update and go pick him up. Just go. In his last 12 starts, Crawford has eight multi-hit games. He is 21-for-50 (.420) with six steals since August 4. The one fantasy element we haven't seen during his hot streak is power -- no homers since May 23 coming into tonight -- so it was good to see him leave the yard. Crawford is a must-start in all formats until he cools off.
    Tuesday, 11:09 pm
  • Lohse (ankle) expected to return August 26
    Kyle Lohse (ankle) is on track to rejoin the Brewers' rotation during the August 25-27 series versus the Padres.

    Advice: The club can get by with four starters until Monday, putting Lohse's return date likely on Tuesday. "We want to make sure that he's right," manager Ron Roenicke said. "We know that to get this done, we have to have him at full strength." Lohse missed a start with a sprained ankle but has continued his throwing program.
    Tuesday, 8:11 pm
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) plays catch Tuesday
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) played catch Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's thrown a ball since landing on the disabled list last week with a strained right gluteus muscle. It's not clear at this point how long Ryu will be sidelined, but Tuesday's throwing session was certainly a nice step provided that he rebounds from it with no lingering issues.
    Tuesday, 3:25 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Grant Green not expected back this week
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that Grant Green (back) returning before the end of the week is "probably a long shot."

    Advice: Green ran the bases recently at extended spring training and is nearing a rehab assignment. However, it sounds like he won't be activated until at least next week. The 26-year-old has been out since July 23 with a lumbar sprain.
    Monday, 6:10 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm x @Oak
  • David Holmberg expected to start Thursday
    David Holmberg is expected to be recalled to start on Thursday versus the Braves.

    Advice: Dylan Axelrod was sent down after Sunday's outing, so the Reds need another rotation arm. They haven't officially said it will be Holmberg, but they tipped their hand when the lefty was scratched from his scheduled outing Monday for Triple-A Louisville. Holmberg was rocked in a spot start earlier this season and has an ordinary 4.64 ERA at Triple-A, so fantasy owners can steer clear.
    Monday, 4:36 pm
    Not Active
    Top 2, 0-0 vs Atl
  • Adam Eaton (oblique) takes dry swings
    Adam Eaton (oblique) took some dry swings left-handed on Monday.

    Advice: He still needs to take swings from the right side, but Eaton feels good about his chances of being activated from the disabled list on August 24 when first eligible. The young outfielder was batting .435/.489/.518 over his previous 22 games prior to the injury.
    Monday, 3:20 pm
    Disabled List
    Top 2, 3-0 x @NYY
  • Kevin Gausman holds Indians in check
    Kevin Gausman spun six innings of one-run ball in Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Indians.

    Advice: Gausman was wild with four walks, but he gave up just two hits while also recording a pair of strikeouts. The young right-hander boasts a 3.23 ERA over his last five starts and it appears that he'll remain in the rotation for a while even with Miguel Gonzalez returning this week. He'll take on the Cubs at Wrigley next weekend.
    Sunday, 1:48 pm
    L, 4-1 ^ @ChC
  • Javy Guerra placed on bereavement list
    White Sox placed RHP Javy Guerra on the bereavement list.

    Advice: The right-hander will be away from the club for up to three days. He has done a nice job out of the White Sox bullpen, compiling a 3.00 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 32/14 K/BB ratio over 33 frames.
    Saturday, 12:34 pm
    Not Active
  • Brewers will skip Kyle Lohse's next start
    Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Friday that the team will skip Kyle Lohse's next start to let him rest his sprained ankle.

    Advice: The Brewers only play five games next week, so they can easily skip Lohse without requiring an additional starter. He should be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list, but fantasy owners in weekly leagues will need an alternative option for next week.
    Friday, 5:30 pm
  • Dodgers place Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) on DL
    Dodgers placed LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right gluteus muscle.

    Advice: Ryu left Wednesday's start against the Braves with the injury, and underwent an MRI on Friday which revealed the grade 1-2 strain. He's likely to be sidelined until early September. Kevin Correia is likely to fill his spot in the rotation until he is able to return.
    Friday, 4:25 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Ryu (glute) unlikely to make next start
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that he doesn't think Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) will be ready to make his next scheduled start.

    Advice: Ryu left Wednesday's game against the Braves with a strained right gluteus muscle. The club will know more after the left-hander undergoes an MRI on Friday, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll wind up on the disabled list. "I don't really have a lot of definitive information at this point," Mattingly said Thursday, who does not think Ryu will be ready to make his next scheduled start early next week. "I'm hoping we'll find out tomorrow."
    Thursday, 5:01 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Kenley Jansen gets four-out save
    Kenley Jansen got a four-out save against the Braves on Thursday, with all of his outs coming via the K.

    Advice: Jansen's velocity was down in this one and he gave up three hits, but he got the job done in the end. His velocity has fluctuated quite a bit this year anyway, so we wouldn't worry overly much.
    Thursday, 1:09 pm
  • Lohse (ankle) unsure about making next start
    Kyle Lohse (ankle) is unsure if he will be able to take his next turn in the Brewers' starting rotation.

    Advice: Lohse left his start Wednesday night against the Cubs after tweaking his right ankle. "I've had two rounds (of treatment) already this morning, but we kind of have to wait and see," the righty told reporters on Thursday. "We have to figure out how to make sure I can do what I need to do without aggravating it. There's not really anything I can say right now about what's going to happen."
    Thursday, 10:19 am
  • Crawford has fourth straight multi-hit game
    Carl Crawford had his fourth consecutive multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Crawford has been on a bit of a tear as of late, hitting .625 (10-for-16) over his last four games. He put the Dodgers on the board with an RBI single in the second, and he would score his club's second run later that inning. It's been a tough season overall for Crawford, as he has a .261/.296/.357 slash line with four home runs, 25 RBI, and 15 stolen bases.
    Wednesday, 8:04 pm
  • Ryu dealing with strained right glute muscle
    Hyun-Jin Ryu left Wednesday's game against the Braves with a strained right gluteus muscle.

    Advice: Ryu pointed toward his leg when talking to the trainer, but the injury was actually closer to his buttocks. It's unclear how long the strain might sideline the left-hander, but a trip to the disabled list is definitely in play.
    Wednesday, 7:01 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Lohse leaves start after tweaking right ankle
    Kyle Lohse left Wednesday's start against the Cubs after tweaking his right ankle.

    Advice: Lohse tweaked the ankle during his at-bat in the top of the third inning and promptly gave up back-to-back home runs to lead off the bottom of the inning. He finished the inning but was replaced by Marco Estrada in the fourth. The fact that he was able to finish the inning offers hope that he may be able to avoid the disabled list, but more should be known about the extent of the injury in the coming days.
    Wednesday, 6:22 pm
  • Ryu leaves start with apparent leg injury
    Hyun-Jin Ryu left his start against the Braves on Wednesday with an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Ryu walked B.J. Upton on a 3-2 pitch and immediately gestured for the trainer. He pointed to his right hamstring before leaving, having given up three runs over 5 2/3 innings before the injury. The Dodgers should give us an update on his status shortly.
    Wednesday, 6:14 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Green (back) on track for rehab next week
    Grant Green (back) could start a rehab assignment next week.

    Advice: Green has been doing everything but taking live batting practice, something he could do in Arizona over the next few days. That would be the last hurdle before a rehab assignment. Green has been out since July 23 with a lumbar sprain.
    Wednesday, 4:46 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm x @Oak
  • Mike Napoli goes deep as Red Sox win
    Mike Napoli belted a two-run homer and drove in three runs on the day in Wednesday's victory over the Reds.

    Advice: Napoli plated a run with a fielder's choice in the first before putting the Red Sox ahead for good with an opposite-field, two-run jack in the fifth. He's homered three times in his last 10 games. Daniel Nava also had a nice day at the dish for Boston, going 2-for-3 with an RBI single.
    Wednesday, 12:45 pm
  • Crawford reaches base 4 times in Dodgers win
    Carl Crawford was a catalyst, going 3-for-4 with a double and a walk as the Dodgers notched a 4-2 victory over the Braves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Crawford has now had three consecutive multi-hit games, perhaps a sign he's ready to break out of his slump. Even with Tuesday's effort, he has a paltry .256/.293/.355 slash line with four home runs, 24 RBI, and 14 stolen bases in 249 plate appearances.
    Tuesday, 7:22 pm
  • Jansen slams door on the Braves in 33rd save
    Kenley Jansen made short work of the Braves in the ninth inning, getting his 33rd save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning in the Dodgers' win on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jansen has turned the corner after seeing his ERA rise up to 4.55 after a poor outing on June 20. Since then, he has allowed a run in only one of 19 outings. The right-hander punched out the last two Braves he saw on Tuesday, raising his K/BB ratio to 77/13 on the season. He also has a 2.94 ERA and has gotten the save in 33 of 37 opportunities.
    Tuesday, 7:16 pm
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