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  • Carlos Correa goes 3-for-5, hits fourth homer
    Carlos Correa went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and three RBI in the Astros' 16-4 rout of the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Correa was due to bust out with one of these; since hitting two on April 6, he had remained quiet, going 23 straight games without a homer. There was no way American League pitchers were going to keep him down for much longer. He's back up to .276/.388/.469 for the year now. Rotoworld.com 41 minutes ago
  • Mike Fiers gives up four runs to Twins
    Mike Fiers allowed four runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday versus the Twins.

    Advice: Fiers was served a win on a silver platter tonight, what with the Astros scoring six runs in the first two innings and nine through four. Fiers, though, gave up three in the third and one in the fourth and was finally pulled in the fifth with his pitch count up to 95. He's put himself in position to lose his rotation spot following the return of Lance McCullers from the DL. Rotoworld.com 45 minutes ago
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  • Phil Hughes gives up six runs in loss
    Phil Hughes was tagged for six runs in two innings by the Astros on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hughes is 1-5 with a 5.85 ERA. Things don't seem hopeless here -- his 22/8 K/BB ratio and four homers allowed in 32 1/3 innings aren't so bad -- but with Minnesota's defense downgraded and the team simply looking like a trainwreck overall, his fantasy upside seems pretty well shot. Rotoworld.com 49 minutes ago
  • Astros recall Marisnick from Triple-A Fresno
    Astros recalled OF Jake Marisnick from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Marisnick saw 10 at-bats in April, but the Astros optioned him to Triple-A at the end of the month after he managed just one hit (and six strikeouts) in his limited action. Still just 25, Marisnick slashed .236/.281/.383 with nine homers, 36 RBI, and 24 steals across 339 at-bats last season at the major league level. He won't see regular playing time, but if he can carve out a niche for himself, he at least makes for a speed option off the bench for fantasy owners in chasm-deep AL-only leagues. Rotoworld.com 51 minutes ago
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  • Jose Altuve hits eighth home run
    Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and three RBI versus the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's eight homers in 106 at-bats for Altuve. In 2014, he had seven homers in 660 at-bats. He currently has five more extra-base hits (21) than he does strikeouts (16). Rotoworld.com 52 minutes ago
  • Jason Castro homers, knocks in four
    Jason Castro went 2-for-3 with a homer, four RBI and two walks versus the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Castro was hitting .175/.299/.263 with no homers through Monday's action. Now he has two homers in two days, and he's upped his RBI total from two to seven. Rotoworld.com 55 minutes ago
  • Astros send RHP Michael Felize to Triple-A
    Astros optioned RHP Michael Feliz to Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Jake Marisnick will take Feliz's roster spot. The 22-year-old right-hander struggled in his first three appearances, surrendering 10 runs (nine earned) over 7 1/3 innings Feliz actually pitched well in his last appearance, tossing two scoreless innings during Wednesday's romp over the Twins. He figures to earn future appearances this season if he can hold his own in the minors. Rotoworld.com 56 minutes ago
  • John Ryan Murphy goes 0-for-4
    John Ryan Murphy went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Wednesday, leaving him 3-for-40 on the season.

    Advice: At least the Twins pitchers had been performing much better with Murphy catching than with Kurt Suzuki behind the plate, well, at least until they gave up 16 runs in this one. The Twins might opt to send down Murphy to give him a chance to sort through his offensive struggles in the minors. Rotoworld.com 57 minutes ago
  • Stephen Piscotty knocks in two in victory
    Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-5 with two RBI as the Cardinals came back to beat the Phillies 5-4 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Piscotty delivered a game-tying infield single in the bottom of the ninth, and Matt Holliday followed with the game-winner one batter later. Piscotty is batting .303 with four homers, seven doubles, 18 RBI and 17 runs scored through 27 games. He could well end up being one of this year's biggest bargains in the outfield. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:52 pm
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  • Wilson tosses quality start in loss
    Tyler Wilson only allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings against the Yankees on Wednesday, but still suffered his first loss of the season.

    Advice: Wilson contributed to his own downfall in the sixth inning. His throwing error allowed the third run to cross, but he got the ever-struggling Aaron Hicks to ground out to limit the damage. It was nice to see him throw 96 pitches in his third start since transitioning from the bullpen. However, the right-hander has a 4.94 K/9 and isn't fantasy relevant in any league, as his margin for error is just too small to work over an extended period of time. If he gets another start, he'll face the Twins on the road on Monday. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:05 pm
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  • Gomes doubles in run in win
    Yan Gomes went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's victory over the Tigers.

    Advice: It's been a tough run for Gomes. He's only 3-for-26 (.115 AVG) in his last seven games. His RBI double could've knocked in two runs on Wednesday, though, had Anibal Sanchez not allowed a run earlier in the at-bat with a wild pitch. Despite his struggles, he still offers premium power for the catching position. The batting average just has skyrocket upward for his power to be meaningful in game situations. He's hitting .197/.215/.368 on the year. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:53 pm
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  • Early June the soonest Van Slyke could return
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that early June would be the "best-case scenario" for Scott Van Slyke's return to action from a back injury.

    Advice: Van Slyke has been doing exercises to strengthen his core, but he has yet to resume baseball activity. He hit the disabled list in early April with lower back tightness. The 29-year-old outfielder is a strong option against southpaw pitching when he is healthy. Once he has been cleared for baseball activities, we should have a more concrete idea of his recovery timetable. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:28 pm
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  • Nicasio allows four runs in loss to the Cubs
    Juan Nicasio allowed four runs -- one earned -- over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: The three unearned runs came in the third inning, when Andrew McCutchen couldn't corral a hot shot to center field by Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist followed with a three-run shot. It's possible that error on McCutchen gets changed to a hit for Rizzo. Nicasio, a popular fantasy sleeper this spring, stands 3-3 with a 3.16 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 32/15 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings with the Bucs. He gave up eight hits and walked three on Wednesday. A road start against the Reds is next. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:12 pm
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  • LeMahieu getting day off Wednesday vs. SD
    DJ LeMahieu is out of the Rockies' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: LeMahieu has leveled off somewhat after his scorching start to the 2016 season and will take a day of mental and physical rest on Wednesday with the Rockies wrapping up a series in San Diego. Cristhian Adames is starting at second base and batting ninth in the matinee game versus Padres right-hander Cesar Vargas. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:29 am
  • Revere (oblique) expected to return Thursday
    Ben Revere (oblique) is expected to rejoin the Nationals on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

    Advice: Revere played a full nine innings of center field Tuesday in his fifth minor league rehab game and came out of it feeling fine. He's been on the disabled list since suffering a strained oblique in the Nationals' regular-season opener. Michael Taylor and Jayson Werth are probably both looking at a reduction in playing time with Revere returning to starting center field duties. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:31 am
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    W, 13-2 x @KC
     
  • Revere (oblique) plays nine innings at AAA
    Ben Revere (oblique) played a full nine innings of center field Tuesday at Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: And he went 1-for-5 at the plate. It was Revere's fifth minor league rehab game, but only his first time playing all nine innings. The speedy center fielder is due to rejoin the Nats this weekend in Chicago. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:10 am
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    W, 13-2 x @KC
     
  • Revere (oblique) on track for weekend return
    Ben Revere (oblique) is on track to rejoin the Nationals this weekend in Chicago.

    Advice: Revere is playing in his fifth rehab game Tuesday at Triple-A Syracuse, though he's yet to go a full nine innings. The speedy center fielder has been sidelined since the first game of the 2016 regular season because of a right oblique strain. Michael Taylor and Jayson Werth figure to lose playing time upon Revere's return to Washington's outfield mix. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:09 pm
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  • John Ryan Murphy exited from Monday's game
    John Ryan Murphy was ejected from Monday's game against the Astros.

    Advice: Murphy was tossed after arguing balls and strikes while catching. He went 0-for-1 with a walk before being replaced by Kurt Suzuki behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:01 pm
  • Scott Van Slyke (back) likely out until June
    Scott Van Slyke (back) is not expected to return before June.

    Advice: Van Slyke has been out for three weeks with a lower back injury and still hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities. The 29-year-old has been a weapon for the Dodgers against left-handed pitching the last few seasons, so his absence for what looks like will be at least a couple months is notable. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:13 pm
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    L, 8-5 x @TB
     
  • Stephen Piscotty not in Cards lineup Saturday
    Stephen Piscotty is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a day of rest for Piscotty. Brandon Moss and Matt Holliday are starting in the outfield corners while Matt Adams draws the start at first base. Piscotty should return to the lineup for Sunday's series finale. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:07 am
    W, 5-4 vs ^ Phi
     
  • Mike Fiers allows two runs in seven innings
    Mike Fiers pitched seven innings of two-run ball Friday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Fiers has pitched quite well his last two times out, lowering his ERA from 6.48 to 4.97. It should be good enough to help him stay in the rotation following Lance McCullers' return from the DL. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:39 pm
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  • Phil Hughes struggles in loss to Tigers
    Phil Hughes struggled in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday, surrendering four runs on seven hits over his five frames.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander walked two and struck out two on the night. The Tigers jumped on him early in this one, pushing three runs across in the top half of the first inning. Hughes' nemesis Miguel Cabrera then added a solo shot in the fifth inning to complete the damage against him. He'll carry a 1-4 record, 4.45 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Astros in Houston. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:20 pm
  • Juan Nicasio fans eight Reds in dominant win
    Juan Nicasio was in dominant form in Friday's victory over the Reds, punching out eight over seven shutout innings of baseball.

    Advice: Nicasio surrendered just three hits and a walk in the impressive outing. Through five starts he certainly looks to be another successful reclamation project for Pirates' pitching coach Ray Searage, as Nicasio has compiled a 3.33 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 29/12 K/BB ratio across 27 innings. He needs to be owned and started in all mixed leagues at this point for Wednesday's start against the Cubs. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:50 pm
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  • Wilson can't hang on long enough to earn win
    Tyler Wilson pitched well but failed to make it through five innings Thursday, allowing two runs over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the White Sox.

    Advice: Trying to protect a three-run lead, Wilson got two quick outs in the top of the fifth before a hit batsmen and a single brought up Jose Abreu as the tying run. He finished with four hits and a walk allowed, striking out three before exiting. The start was his second since joining the rotation, and the 26-year-old owns a 3.06 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 17 2/3 innings. The Yankees are up next for Wilson, as the two will face off on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:39 pm
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  • Jose Altuve homers, doubles twice in win
    Jose Altuve homered, doubled twice and scored three times Wednesday as the Astros topped the Mariners 7-4.

    Advice: Altuve has been a fantasy dynamo with his .330 average, six homers, 20 runs, 13 RBI and nine steals in 22 games in what amounts to one-seventh of a season. He has more homers this year than he did in 626 at-bats in 2013. Even in 2014, he had just seven homers in 660 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:11 am
  • Revere (oblique) heads to Triple-A for rehab
    MLB.com's William Ladson reports that Ben Revere (oblique) will begin his rehab stint at Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday.

    Advice: The speedy center fielder reported there on Wednesday and should play at least half a game in his rehab debut Thursday night. Revere has been sidelined since the Nationals' season-opening game because of a right oblique strain. With his rehab stint about to get underway, an early May return is looking more and more likely. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:39 pm
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  • Revere (oblique) beginning rehab assignment
    Ben Revere (oblique) is beginning a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday night.

    Advice: Revere made it through a full workout on Tuesday and got the go-ahead for minor league games a few days earlier than expected. He should rejoin the Nationals early next week. The speedy outfielder has been on the shelf since April 6 with a right oblique strain. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:42 pm
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    W, 13-2 x @KC
     
  • Jose Altuve walks twice in depressing loss
    Jose Altuve went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: The Astros offense was nowhere to be found on Tuesday, with the team logging just three hits total against Nathan Karns and company. In addition to his two walks, Altuve also struck out once. The diminutive second baseman has done everything in his power to try to spark the team's winning ways from 2015 and is hitting .313/.412/.602 with five homers, 11 RBI and nine steals over 85 at-bats. Despite all of that happiness, the Astros sit at just 6-15. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:34 pm
  • Ben Revere (oblique) took full swings Tues.
    Ben Revere (oblique) took full swings Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done that since landing on the disabled list April 6 with a right oblique strain. Revere is hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment soon with an eye on rejoining the Nationals during their upcoming road trip to St. Louis, Kansas City, and Chicago. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:13 pm
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  • Scott Van Slyke (back) still not cleared
    Scott Van Slyke (back) has yet to be cleared for baseball activities.

    Advice: He's been sidelined with lower back tightness since April 12. Van Slyke has been working to strengthen his core muscles but there's no indication he's close to resuming baseball activities. The Dodgers' outfield has been plagued by injuries all year, though Carl Crawford's return Tuesday should provide a nice boost. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:11 am
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    L, 8-5 x @TB
     
  • Yan Gomes goes deep in loss to Twins
    Yan Gomes ripped a solo homer to tie the game in the eighth inning of Monday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Gomes took Ryan Pressly deep with one out in the eighth to knot things up at 3-3 before the Twins eventually won with a walk-off homer in the ninth. He also drew a walk, reaching base in two of his four plate appearances. Gomes has homered three times this month. Rotoworld.com Apr 25, 8:42 pm
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  • Astros recall Michael Feliz from Fresno
    Astros recalled RHP Michael Feliz from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Feliz threw 107 pitches of mop-up duty in the Astros' second regular-season game and got shipped out immediately after so that the team could bring in a fresh bullpen arm. The 22-year-old righty returns to a long relief role. Rotoworld.com Apr 25, 6:06 am
  • Astros option Jake Marisnick to AAA Fresno
    Astros optioned OF Jake Marisnick to Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Marisnick was off to a dreadful 1-for-10 start this year in Houston, with six strikeouts and one walk in 12 games. He's better off getting regular playing time on the farm as he tries to work his way out of this early-season slump. Marisnick, 25, is buried on the Astros' talented outfield depth chart. Rotoworld.com Apr 25, 6:04 am
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  • Tyler Wilson to remain in Orioles' rotation
    Tyler Wilson will get another start on Thursday versus the White Sox.

    Advice: Wilson yielded three runs over five innings on Saturday against the Royals in his first start of the season. He's taking the rotation spot of Vance Worley, who has been moved to long relief. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 10:27 am
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  • Yan Gomes not in Sunday's lineup
    Yan Gomes is absent from the Indians' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off. Roberto Perez will catch while Gomes rests. Rotoworld.com Apr 24, 7:30 am
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  • Piscotty collects three hits in win over SD
    Stephen Piscotty homered for the third time this year, finishing the night 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Saturday's rout over the Padres.

    Advice: With his three-hit performance, he raised his batting average to .270 and his slugging percentage to .508. His sixth-inning solo homer chased rookie Cesar Vargas from the game, and the Cardinals demolished the Padres' bullpen. Piscotty is more of a well-rounded hitter than a fantasy powerhouse; however, he could still flirt with the 20-home-run mark, if everything goes well and he sees 600 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Apr 23, 9:43 pm
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  • Nicasio picks up second loss of season
    Juan Nicasio issued four walks and three hits in five innings, yet he managed to strand five baserunners and only give up two runs in Saturday’s loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Nicasio blew everyone away with a phenomenal spring training, but the regular-season results haven’t been awe-inspiring. Despite the healthy number of strikeouts, his walk rate rose to 4.95 BB/9 after Saturday night’s performance. He has a 4.50 ERA in 20 innings of work and could be one of the prime candidates to move to the bullpen when the Pirates ultimately promote Tyler Glasnow and/or Jameson Taillon this summer. Just another cautionary tale when it comes to trusting spring-training numbers, it seems. Rotoworld.com Apr 23, 9:03 pm
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