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  • Cubs SS prospect Russell with 4 hits, double
    Cubs prospect shortstop Addison Russell went 4-for-6 with a double for Double-A Tennessee on Monday, raising his line to .303/.338/.579.

    Advice: Russell has hits in each of his last five games, hitting .480/.480/.920 with two doubles and three home runs. He has the potential to hit .300 with 15-20 home runs and 15-20 stolen bases, which would make him a top 25 player in fantasy baseball. The Cubs have begun the process of moving Javier Baez to second base, and Russell could be in Chicago as soon as early-2015.
    Today, 6:14 am
    Not Active
    5:05 pm vs Col
  • Nick Ahmed singles in go-ahead run in 15th
    Nick Ahmed singled in Martin Prado in the top of the 15th to lead the Diamondbacks past the Reds 2-1 on Monday.

    Advice: It was Ahmed's second single in six at-bats. He's hitting just .229 with no walks and no homers in 48 at-bats since his callup, but he's flashed plenty of leather at shortstop. He's a potential regular at the position despite his lack of any real offensive upside.
    Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Charlie Culberson goes hitless against Cubs
    Getting a start at shortstop, Charlie Culberson went 0-for-3 on Monday, lowering his average to .179.

    Advice: Worse, Culberson has a horrific 41/4 K/BB ratio in 134 at-bats. His ability to play all four infield spots and left field would come in handy if he were hitting at all, but he's been a liability in his bench role this year.
    Yesterday, 8:38 pm
    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Jeter passes Yaz on hits list; Wagner next
    Derek Jeter went 3-for-4 on Monday to pass Carl Yastrzemski for seventh place all-time on the hits list.

    Advice: Jeter finished tonight's game with 3,420 hits, officially leaving him 10 shy of Honus Wagner in sixth place at 3,430 (Baseball-reference has Wagner at 3,420, which is probably more accurate, but MLB uses Elias for its stats). Jeter also walked and stole a base tonight, making this one of his best games of the season (especially since he was facing Yu Darvish). It's his fifth three-hit game of the year.
    Yesterday, 8:23 pm
  • Ryan Goins knocks in four runs
    Ryan Goins went 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI in the rout of the Red Sox on Monday.

    Advice: There's no way Goins is going 4-for-5 with four RBI in a game in which his team doesn't score 14 runs. The second baseman entered with a .175 average and four RBI in 30 games and 80 at-bats this season. He'll continue to play against righties until Brett Lawrie returns, at which point the Jays will reevaluate their situations at both second and third.
    Yesterday, 8:02 pm
  • Adeiny Hechavarria delivers in Marlins' win
    Adeiny Hechavarria tripled in the tying run and scored the winning run as the Marlins came back to beat the Nationals 7-6 on Monday.

    Advice: The Marlins scored all seven of their runs unanswered in the final three innings. The last four came in the ninth off Rafael Soriano, a guy who had allowed five runs all year. Hechavarria also singled in the contest. The RBI was just his 20th in 334 at-bats, and he's still without a homer.
    Yesterday, 7:54 pm
  • Josh Rutledge scratched due to illness
    Josh Rutledge was scratched from Monday's lineup due to illness.

    Advice: He should be ready to go in a day or two. Rutledge has hit .375/.375/.656 with one homer and nine RBI over seven games since taking over shortstop for the injured Troy Tulowitzki (hip).
    Yesterday, 7:43 pm
  • Christian Colon recalled from Triple-A
    Royals recalled INF Christian Colon from Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Colon was up for a cup of coffee earlier this month, picking up four hits in 12 at-bats. He can play all over the infield and should see some starts at third base against left-handed pitching.
    Yesterday, 4:26 pm
  • Chris Owings (shoulder) hasn't taken BP
    Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Monday that Chris Owings (shoulder) has yet to take live batting practice.

    Advice: Owings landed on the disabled list almost exactly one month ago with a bruised left shoulder and his recovery is taking a bit longer than originally expected. Until he starts hitting without discomfort, it's difficult to pinpoint a timetable for his return.
    Yesterday, 2:45 pm
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @Cin
  • Report: Rockies have no plans to move Tulo
    Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports hears that teams have called to express interest in Troy Tulowitzki, but that the Rockies have no plans to move him.

    Advice: There's increased speculation that Tulo wants to be part of a winner, but a deal appears unlikely to come together before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, especially considering that he is currently on the disabled list with a left hip flexor strain. Putting the rumors aside, the Rockies would likely have to be overwhelmed to move him. We're guessing it has a better chance of happening this winter, if anything.
    Yesterday, 2:27 pm
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Marlins option J.T. Realmuto to Double-A
    Marlins optioned C J.T. Realmuto to Double-A Jacksonville.

    Advice: Realmuto was only in the majors for a couple of days this time around. The 23-year-old catcher is 4-for-20 (.200) in seven games this season with the Marlins.
    Yesterday, 11:43 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Mets have reached out to Rockies about Tulo
    According to Yahoo's Jeff Passan, the Mets have reached out to the Rockies about Troy Tulowitzki.

    Advice: Passan says New York is "prepared to offer top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard in a deal for" the star shortstop, who is signed through 2021. The Cardinals have also made their interest known, but it doesn't sound like the Rockies are going to budge this summer on a trade involving the current face of their franchise. Tulo is currently on the disabled list anyway with a left hip flexor strain. He flew to Philadelphia this weekend to meet with a sports hernia surgeon and took in a game (quite controversially) on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
    Yesterday, 7:15 am
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Giants remain interested in trade for Zobrist
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Giants "remain interested" in trading for Ben Zobrist.

    Advice: The Giants don't exactly have a loaded farm system and gave up two good young pitchers to acquire Jake Peavy last week, but it seems they're ready to go all-in (so to speak) as they try to keep pace with the Dodgers in the National League West. Zobrist, 33, has hit .268/.358/.409 in 403 plate appearances this season for Tampa Bay. He could play all around the field for San Francisco.
    Yesterday, 5:45 am
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist TB - 2B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs Mil
  • Dodgers activate Arruebarrena, send to High-A
    Dodgers activated SS Erisbel Arruebarrena from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

    Advice: Arruebarrena had been sidelined since early July due to a right hip flexor strain. He created quite the stir on his minor league rehab assignment, starting a brawl in a game at Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday.
    Sunday, 6:01 pm
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs Atl
  • Cubs IF prospect Baez homers twice in DH
    Cubs prospect Javier Baez went 3-for-7 with a double, two home runs, and a walk for Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.

    Advice: Baez played second base in both games, and has played second base in nine of his last 11 games. He has hits in 20 of his last 21 games, hitting .325/.370/.723 with nine doubles and eight home runs during that time. His season line is now .259/.320/.499, a far cry from the .217/.275/.415 line he had on June 14. It is unclear what impact the addition of Manny Ramirez has had on Baez, but in the superstition-filled world of baseball, both Ramirez and Baez may see time in Chicago in September.
    Sunday, 8:19 am
    Not Active
    5:05 pm vs Col
  • Cliff Pennington begins rehab assignment
    Cliff Pennington (thumb) began a rehab assignment with the Arizona League Diamondbacks on Saturday.

    Advice: He shouldn't need too many rehab games before being activated. Pennington has been on the shelf for nearly two months with a sprained ligament in his left thumb.
    Sunday, 6:37 am
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @Cin
  • Troy Tulowitzki to see sports hernia surgeon
    Troy Tulowitzki flew to Philadelphia on Saturday to see a sports hernia surgeon regarding his leg injury.

    Advice: Tulowitzki has been out since July 20 with a left hip flexor strain and apparently hasn't made much progress on his current rehab program. The star shortstop holds a sensational .340/.432/.603 batting line with 21 home runs and 52 RBI on the season, but it's not clear at this point how long he is going to be sidelined.
    Saturday, 8:31 pm
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Cubs SS prospect Russell blasts two home runs
    Cubs shortstop prospect Addison Russell went 2-for-5 with two home runs for Double-A Tennessee on Friday.

    Advice: Russell has hit .250/.297/.517 since being traded to the Cubs organization, but has ripped five home runs. Javier Baez has been spending time at second base, which strongly indicates that the Cubs front office views Russell as their shortstop of the future. Starlin Castro has shortstop locked down in Chicago, and the off-season will likely be filled with trade rumors of ways to open a hole for Chicago's biggest acquisition.
    Saturday, 7:17 am
    Not Active
    5:05 pm vs Col
  • Rutledge drives in four in win over Pirates
    Josh Rutledge went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored in an 8-1 win over the Pirates on Friday.

    Advice: Rutledge got the Rockies on the board with an RBI double in the third inning and later had a bases-clearing double in a seven-run seventh. The 25-year-old has hit .308 with three home runs and 16 RBI over 53 games this season and should get regular playing time over the next two weeks with Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list. He should be a useful fantasy shortstop in the meantime.
    Friday, 10:01 pm
  • Zobrist has four hits Friday vs. Red Sox
    Ben Zobrist went 4-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored Friday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Only one of Zobrist's four hits left the infield, but the one that did tied the game in the seventh inning. The Rays would eventually take the lead in the frame, which they wouldn't relinquish. Zobrist, like David Price, has seen his name surface in trade rumors over the past few weeks, but a deal appears unlikely now that the Rays have turned things around in a hurry.
    Friday, 7:55 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist TB - 2B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs Mil
  • J.T. Realmuto recalled from Triple-A
    Marlins recalled C J.T. Realmuto from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: He'll serve as the Marlins' third catcher. Realmuto had four hits in 20 at-bats earlier this season for the big club.
    Friday, 1:23 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Mets have inquired on Tulowitzki, CarGo
    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets have told the Rockies that they want in on the bidding if Colorado ever decides to trade Troy Tulowitzki and/or Carlos Gonzalez.

    Advice: At least publicly, the Rockies have maintained a commitment to both players. However, there's some feeling that they could eventually change their mind, whether it be at the trade deadline or this offseason. The Mets have been shopping for a shortstop for a while now and have a bevy of pitching prospects, so they could be a fit. However, Sherman notes that Tulo has a no-trade clause and might prefer to play for the Yankees than the Mets. Sherman also adds that the Cardinals are "enamored with Tulowitzki and would move significant pieces to land him." Rest assured, there will be multiple teams in on the bidding if Tulo and/or CarGo are put on the trade block.
    Thursday, 9:12 pm
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ChC