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  • Tyler Glasnow rounding into form at Altoona
    Pirates pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow tied a season-high with seven strikeouts Monday in a start for Double-A Altoona.

    Advice: He's still working his way back from an ankle injury. The 21-year-old looked sharp in Monday's abbreviated outing, allowing just two hits and two walks over 3 2/3 shutout innings. Glasnow owns a 2.58 ERA in nine starts this year with a 9.86 K/9. He should have a higher pitch count in his next outing.
    48 minutes ago
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    4:08 pm @Det
  • A's option Max Muncy to AAA Nashville
    Athletics optioned INF Max Muncy to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Muncy batted .203/.273/.367 with two home runs across 88 plate appearances with the A's. The 24-year-old corner infielder has posted big numbers at Triple-A and should get another shot in the majors soon enough.
    Today, 1:21 pm
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    7:05 pm vs Col
  • Greg Bird goes deep in win for Trenton
    Yankees 1B prospect Greg Bird hammered his fifth home run of the season Monday in a win for Double-A Trenton.

    Advice: He hadn't homered since June 10. The 22-year-old's batting average is nothing to write home about (.246 in 167 at-bats this season) but his lifetime .397 on base percentage and his relatively low strikeout rate (29 Ks this year) make him an interesting prospect. He might be New York's best in-house option to replace Mark Teixeira when his contract expires after the 2016 season.
    Today, 1:20 pm
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    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Polanco batting leadoff Tuesday
    Gregory Polanco will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Polanco took a seat Sunday against Braves left-hander Alex Wood, but he's back in there against right-hander Justin Verlander. The 23-year-old owns a .691 OPS against right-handers this season compared to a .301 OPS vs. southpaws.
    Today, 12:44 pm
  • Denard Span in Tuesday's lineup
    Denard Span is in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

    Advice: Like Bryce Harper, Span sat out the second game of Sunday's doubleheader. The veteran outfielder has been dealing with a nagging back issue of late, but he's good to go.
    Today, 12:38 pm
  • Harper in Tuesday's lineup
    Bryce Harper is in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

    Advice: Harper returned from his right hamstring strain in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader, but sat out the second game. He'll hit cleanup Tuesday against Shelby Miller.
    Today, 12:36 pm
  • Rangers option Joey Gallo to Triple-A
    Rangers optioned 3B/OF Joey Gallo to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Gallo was sent out with Josh Hamilton (hamstring) coming back from the disabled list. The 21-year-old batted .218/.306/.448 with five home runs and a 43/11 K/BB ratio over 98 plate appearances during his first stint in the majors. He has massive long-term potential, but some more time in the minors is the best thing for him right now.
    Today, 12:17 pm
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    4:05 pm x @Bal
  • Marlins option LHP Nicolino to Triple-A
    Marlins optioned LHP Justin Nicolino to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Nicolino gave up five runs over four innings in his most recent start Friday against the Dodgers. There's no room for him in the rotation right now, but he figures to get another shot soon.
    Today, 12:15 pm
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    4:10 pm vs SF
  • Cards transfer Walden to 60-day DL
    Cardinals transferred RHP Jordan Walden from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Marcus Hatley on the 40-man roster. Walden has been out for two months with a right shoulder strain and hopes to return around the All-Star break.
    Today, 12:11 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs CWS
  • Cole leaves start with groin tightness
    A.J. Cole left his start with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday after two innings due to groin tightness.

    Advice: It's unclear if the issue will require an extended absence. Cole, 23, has made three appearances (one start) with the Nationals this season and owns a 4.40 ERA and 32/19 K/BB ratio over 47 innings in Triple-A.
    Today, 9:34 am
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    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Cain (hamstring) hitless in return to lineup
    Lorenzo Cain (hamstring) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Monday in his return to action against the Astros.

    Advice: Cain didn't start Sunday due to a lingering hamstring issue, but he felt good enough to serve as the DH on Monday. He might not be completely out of the woods yet, but it's a good sign.
    Today, 6:24 am
  • Ahmed homers, swipes base in win vs. LAD
    Nick Ahmed went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a stolen base in Monday's win against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Ahmed clubbed a two-run home run to left-center off of Joel Peralta in the fifth inning to put the Diamondbacks on the board. The 25-year-old has struggled as the Diamondbacks' regular shortstop, batting .233/.303/.348 with five home runs, 18 RBI, and four stolen bases.
    Yesterday, 10:37 pm
    6:40 pm vs ^ LAD
  • Gardner's three-hit game goes for naught
    Brett Gardner went 3-for-5 with two doubles, but the Yankees couldn't capitalize in Monday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Gardner, leading off, wasn't able to be brought home by the Yankees' #2, 3, and 4 hitters, who combined to go 1-for-9. He's on a seven-game hitting streak now and has logged multiple hits in eight of his last 11 games. Gardner is having a monster season with a .305/.377/.502 batting line with nine home runs, 39 RBI, 58 runs scored, and 15 stolen bases.
    Yesterday, 10:07 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.
    Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Trout's power, speed, defense leads to a win
    Mike Trout did it all to help the Angels beat the Yankees on Monday, homering, stealing a base, and playing stellar defense.

    Advice: Trout broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the third inning with a solo home run off of CC Sabathia. He also stole his first base since May 22, though it didn't lead to a run. On the defensive side of things, he made a handful of terrific catches in support of starter C.J. Wilson. Trout, likely to start in center field for the AL All-Star team, is batting .300/.390/.583 with 20 home runs, 43 RBI, and nine stolen bases.
    Yesterday, 10:02 pm
  • Gallo strikes out 4 times with a 3-run triple
    Joey Gallo went 1-for-5 with four strikeouts and a three-run triple as the Rangers trampled the Orioles on Monday.

    Advice: Gallo's all-or-nothing approach continues. His three-run triple came in the seventh, officially turning Monday's win into a laugher. The four strikeouts bring him up to 43 in 98 plate appearances, a 44 percent strikeout rate. Gallo owns a .218/.306/.448 batting line with five home runs and 13 RBI since debuting on June 2.
    Yesterday, 7:32 pm
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    4:05 pm x @Bal
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 1:26 pm
  • Denard Span sits second game on Sunday
    Denard Span is not in the Nationals starting lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Span returned to the lineup in the first game on Sunday after missing the previous few days with a lingering back issue. He went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored in the day game, and should return to the top of the Nationals lineup on Tuesday.
    Sunday, 1:51 pm
  • Harper sits for second game of doubleheader
    Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

    Advice: Harper returned to the lineup in Game 1 on Sunday, going 1-for-4 plus a walk. Clint Robinson will draw the start in left field and bat fourth for the Nationals.
    Sunday, 1:50 pm
  • Lorenzo Cain (hamstring) sitting out Sunday
    Lorenzo Cain is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday after aggravating his hamstring injury while stealing a base Saturday.

    Advice: He missed a few games over the last week with the ailment but had played in two straight after Thursday's off day. Cain is hoping to return to the lineup on Monday. Jarrod Dyson is in center field in his place Sunday.
    Sunday, 10:41 am
  • Gregory Polanco on the bench Sunday
    Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's on the bench against a southpaw (Alex Wood) as he usually is. Gorkys Hernandez is starting in right field in Polanco's place.
    Sunday, 10:00 am
  • Denard Span (back) returns to Nats' lineup
    Denard Span (back) is back in the Nationals' lineup Sunday for the first game of a doubleheader against the Phillies.

    Advice: Span hasn't played since Thursday due to a nagging back issue. The outfielder sports a .301/.354/.435 batting line for the Nats this season.
    Sunday, 7:50 am
  • Bryce Harper (hamstring) back in action Sun.
    Bryce Harper (hamstring) is back in the Nationals' lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

    Advice: Harper hasn't played since Wednesday due to a minor right hamstring strain, but he's made the necessary progress in order to return to action Sunday. The Nats figure to play it safe and rest him for the second game of the doubleheader.
    Sunday, 7:48 am
  • Gardner has three hits, three runs scored
    Brett Gardner went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in Saturday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: Gardner had a single and two doubles in the winning effort. The outfielder is now hitting a ridiculous .343 (34-for-99) with 27 runs scored in the month of June. The great stretch has raised his overall line to .300/.371/.494 with an American League-best 58 runs scored.
    Saturday, 5:11 pm
  • Bryce Harper remains out of lineup Saturday
    Bryce Harper (hamstring) remains out of the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Harper continues to feel better by the day, but isn't quite ready to return to the Nationals lineup. Clint Robinson will once again draw the start in his place.
    Saturday, 10:59 am
  • Joey Gallo starting in center field Saturday
    Joey Gallo is making his first career start in center field on Saturday.

    Advice: Gallo has been scuffling at the plate after a hot start, but the Rangers are still trying to find creative ways to get his bat in the lineup. The 21-year-old has never logged an inning in center field in his professional career, so it'll be interesting to see how the experiment works out. He'll be flanked by Ryan Rua and Shin-Soo Choo in the corners.
    Saturday, 8:13 am
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    4:05 pm x @Bal
  • Lorenzo Cain goes 1-for-4 in return to lineup
    Lorenzo Cain (hamstring) went 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in his return to the Royals starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Cain sat out two of the team's previous three contests with a slight hamstring strain. It doesn't sound as though the issue will warrant a trip to the disabled list, but he could require a day off here and there to manage it.
    Saturday, 5:35 am
  • Mike Trout goes 3-for-4, homers
    Mike Trout went 3-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against the Mariners.

    Advice: The two guys hitting ahead of Trout in the order went 0-for-8, so he never did hit with a man on base. He's up to 19 homers now, but he has just 42 RBI, all because the Angels aren't getting many hitters on base for him (he's actually hitting .381 in 42 at-bats with RISP).
    Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Gardner has two hits vs. Astros
    Brett Gardner went 2-for-5 with a double Friday against the Astros.

    Advice: Gardner's hot hitting continues. He's batting .486 (18-for-37) over his last eight games. His batting average has jumped 32 points to .294 during that time.
    Friday, 8:58 pm
  • Nicolino gives up five runs in loss
    Justin Nicolino was tagged for five runs over four innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: Nicolino spun seven scoreless innings against the Reds in his major league debut last weekend, but his follow-up was one to forget. The southpaw gave up a two-run homer to Scott Van Slyke in the second inning before allowing a three-spot in the fourth. He fanned two and walked one in the loss. It's not a sure thing that his next start will come in the majors.
    Friday, 7:36 pm
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    4:10 pm vs SF
  • Denard Span (back) scratched from lineup
    Denard Span was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to back spasms.

    Advice: The spasms have been an issue off and on for Span for over a week now. He should be considered day-to-day. Matt den Dekker has entered the lineup in Span's place and is playing right field, with Clint Robinson shifting to right field and Michael Taylor to center.
    Friday, 3:00 pm
  • MRI on Harper's hamstring 'pretty good'
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said that an MRI on Bryce Harper's right hamstring came back "pretty good."

    Advice: Williams added that Harper is "better, but still a little tight," so that's why he's out of the lineup again on Friday. It sounds like the outfielder has a good shot to return at some point over the weekend.
    Friday, 2:24 pm
  • Joey Gallo not in Friday's lineup
    Joey Gallo is not in the Rangers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Gallo has scuffled of late since a hot start, batting just .154/.185/.231 over his last seven games. Ryan Rua is in left field Friday.
    Friday, 1:02 pm
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    4:05 pm x @Bal
  • Bryce Harper (leg) out of lineup again Friday
    Bryce Harper (leg) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Harper has missed two starts in a row because of cramping in his right leg. He should be ready to return at some point over the weekend. Clint Robinson is getting another start in right field.
    Friday, 12:39 pm
  • Gregory Polanco goes 0-for-6 in loss
    Gregory Polanco went 0-for-6 in the 13-inning loss to the Reds on Thursday.

    Advice: Polanco also had an 0-for-7 game earlier this month. He seemed to have things turned around in the last week of May and the first week of June, but he's struggled again these last 2 1/2 weeks. While there's still reason to hope better days are ahead, only the 17 steals have prevented him from being a big disappointment for fantasy purposes.
    Thursday, 9:55 pm
  • Brett Gardner not in Thursday's lineup
    Brett Gardner is not in Thursday's lineup against the Astros.

    Advice: He's just getting the day off. Chris Young will start in center field and bat leadoff while Jose Pirela will start in left field.
    Thursday, 1:47 pm
  • Glasnow sharper in second rehab start
    Pirates prospect RHP Tyler Glasnow (ankle) allowed one unearned run on one hit in four innings on Wednesday in a rehab start for Low-A West Virginia.

    Advice: He issued one walk and fanned four in the outing, throwing 32 of 45 pitches for strikes. Glasnow’s second rehab start was much better than his first, when he yielded a pair of runs in 1 1/3 innings before reaching his pitch limit. Before suffering an ankle injury on May 17 while running the bases, the 21-year-old right-hander posted a 2.76 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, .194 opponents’ batting average, 3.1 BB/9 and 8.9 K/9 in 29 1/3 innings (six starts) for Double-A Altoona.
    Thursday, 12:38 pm
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    4:08 pm @Det
  • Harper (leg cramp) out of Nats' lineup Thurs.
    Bryce Harper (leg) is not in the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Braves.

    Advice: Harper received treatment for a cramp in his right leg after Wednesday's game and will get a day of rest on Thursday. Clint Robinson is starting in right field and batting cleanup in the Nationals' series finale with Atlanta.
    Thursday, 9:42 am
  • Nick Ahmed at leadoff for D'Backs on Thurs.
    Nick Ahmed is batting leadoff for the Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon against the Rockies.

    Advice: It's his first time at the top spot in the Diamondbacks' lineup. Ahmed has hit .234/.310/.339 with four home runs and three stolen bases in 64 games this season.
    Thursday, 9:21 am
    6:40 pm vs ^ LAD
  • Harper getting treatment for right leg cramp
    Bryce Harper received treatment after Wednesday's game for a right leg cramp.

    Advice: Harper grabbed the leg after landing on second base with a double in the 11th inning, but he stayed in the game and eventually scored the winning run. Nationals manager Matt Williams said he'll be re-evaluated on Thursday. It doesn't sound like something that should keep him out more than a day, if that.
    Wednesday, 7:51 pm
  • Harper sets Nats up for an 11th-inning win
    Bryce Harper went 2-for-5, contributing to both runs the Nationals scored in Wednesday's 11-inning walk-off win against the Braves.

    Advice: Harper drove in the Nationals' first run with a single in the seventh inning, breaking a 0-0 tie. The Braves rallied to tie the game in the ninth, sending the game into extras. In the 11th, Harper doubled to put the winning run in scoring position and eventually came around to score on Ian Desmond's walk-off sacrifice fly. The 22-year-old maintains an awe-inspiring .340/.466/.719 batting line with 24 home runs and 58 RBI on the year.
    Wednesday, 7:18 pm
  • Cain dealing with slight hamstring issue
    Lorenzo Cain is dealing with a slight hamstring issue.

    Advice: That explains why he has been out of the Royals' lineup for two of the team's past three games. Royals manager Ned Yost said he hopes to have the center fielder back for Friday's game. Jarrod Dyson started in center for the club on Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 3:53 pm
  • Lorenzo Cain not in Royals' lineup Wednesday
    Lorenzo Cain is not in the Royals' lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: It would appear to be a simple day of rest for the oft-used outfielder, but it's the second in three days after he sat out Monday as well. There may be more to the story than is currently known. As he did Monday, Jarrod Dyson will get the start in center field with Cain out.
    Wednesday, 3:11 pm
  • Justin Nicolino will get another start
    Marlins manager Dan Jennings said Tuesday that Justin Nicolino "certainly pitched good enough to earn another start."

    Advice: Nicolino spun seven shutout innings against the Reds in his major league debut on Saturday. It's unclear at this point when he'll start again, but it will be at some point over the weekend versus the Dodgers. With Nicolino sticking around for now, Jarred Cosart (vertigo) slated to return as soon as Thursday and Jose Fernandez (elbow) due back next week, the Marlins' rotation is about to get really crowded.
    Wednesday, 7:00 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • Polanco batting leadoff Tuesday
    Gregory Polanco will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Reds.

    Advice: Polanco got the day off Sunday against left-hander Gio Gonzalez, but he's back in there against right-hander Josh Smith. Josh Harrison, who has been hitting leadoff of late, will bat fifth Tuesday.
    Tuesday, 12:55 pm
  • Gardner's 4 hit, 3 RBI not enough for Yankees
    Brett Gardner went 4-for-4 with a walk, a three-run home run, and two runs scored as the Yankees dropped Monday's slugfest to the Phillies.

    Advice: Gardner crushed a Kevin Correia offering in the fourth inning for a three-run home run, bringing the Yankees back into the game at an 8-5 deficit. He's logged multiple hits in four of his last five games, bringing his triple-slash line up to .290/.361/.472 with eight home runs, 36 RBI, and 15 stolen bases.
    Monday, 8:56 pm
  • Lorenzo Cain not in lineup Monday
    Lorenzo Cain is not in the Royals' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It looks to simply be a day of rest. Jarrod Dyson is in center field in Cain's place.
    Monday, 3:12 pm
  • Harper's 24th homer sparks a 9-run 1st inning
    Bryce Harper hit his 24th home run to spark a nine-run first inning as the Nationals defeated the Pirates 9-2 on Sunday.

    Advice: Harper finished 1-for-4 on the afternoon. He swatted a Charlie Morton offering to right field to give the Nationals an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. The 22-year-old has homered in back-to-back games. Along with 24 total on the year, he's knocked in 57 runs and is hitting .345/.473/.735.
    Jun 21, 1:34 pm
  • Gregory Polanco sitting out on Sunday
    Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's on the bench with the Nationals throwing lefty Gio Gonzalez. Jose Tabata is in right field in Polanco's place.
    Jun 21, 7:56 am
  • Nicolino shuts down Reds over seven innings
    Justin Nicolino pitched a fantastic game against the Reds in his major league debut on Saturday, hurling seven innings of shutout baseball in the 5-0 win.

    Advice: Nicolino showed no yips in his first big league start, striking out two and walking two on the way to his first career win. Over 13 starts for Triple-A New Orleans this season, he held a 2.87 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 5.2 K/9. Given those unimpressive WHIP and strikeout stats, it's difficult to recommend him for fantasy purposes, though his first outing against legitimate competition was certainly impressive.
    Jun 20, 6:51 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • Marlins recall Justin Nicolino from Triple-A
    Marlins purchased the contract of LHP Justin Nicolino from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Nicolino will make his major league debut on Saturday against the Reds. With an underwhelming 1.35 WHIP at Triple-A and a low strikeout rate, he's not an interesting streaming option in mixed leagues.
    Jun 20, 12:29 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • Ahmed has RBI single in win
    Nick Ahmed went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: His single capped a three-run third inning for Arizona, which ended up being the difference in the ballgame. The 25-year-old Ahmed is batting just .231/.310/.324 with three home runs, 14 RBI, and three stolen base over 61 games this season, but he's a plus-defender at shortstop.
    Jun 20, 11:57 am
    6:40 pm vs ^ LAD
  • Justin Nicolino to start for Marlins Saturday
    Justin Nicolino will be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to start for the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: He will start in place of Tom Koehler who is dealing with a back and neck injury, and may be involved in a potential trade. Nicolino has been solid at Triple-A, posting a 2.87 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 45/21 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 innings.
    Jun 20, 11:55 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • Gregory Polanco in lineup on Saturday
    Gregory Polanco (knee) is in the Pirates starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Nationals.

    Advice: Polanco was removed from Friday's game for precautionary reasons after crashing into the outfield wall, but appears good to go. He'll hit seventh against opposing right-hander Max Scherzer on Saturday.
    Jun 20, 10:35 am
  • Joey Gallo not in Rangers lineup on Saturday
    Joey Gallo is not in the Rangers starting lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for the young slugger against tough southpaw Carlos Rodon. Through his first 16 games in the big leagues, Gallo is slashing .224/.318/.500 with five homers and 10 RBI, though he has struck out 27 times in only 66 plate appearances. Ryan Rua is getting the start in left field while Adam Rosales handles the hot corner.
    Jun 20, 8:12 am
    Not Active
    4:05 pm x @Bal
  • Polanco removed for precautionary reasons
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Friday that Gregory Polanco was removed for precautionary reasons after crashing into the outfield wall.

    Advice: Polanco did have his left knee wrapped after the game, but remained optimistic that he could return to the lineup on Saturday. It sounds as though he was able to avoid any type of serious injury here.
    Jun 20, 5:22 am
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