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  • Mike Aviles goes 3-for-4, homers
    Mike Aviles went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a steal against the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: A big game for a guy who had been hitting .167/.228/.236 in 72 at-bats since the All-Star break. The veteran utilityman has five homers and 12 steals on the season.
    26 minutes ago
    New Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    W, 5-0 ^ @Min
  • Peralta knocks in three runs as Cards win
    Jhonny Peralta knocked in three runs with a double, his only hit in four at-bats in Wednesday's win against the Reds.

    Advice: Peralta extended the Cardinals' lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning with his bases-clearing double off of Johnny Cueto. The shortstop has been an RBI machine, knocking in at least one run in six of his last seven games. He's been exactly what the Cardinals paid for, slashing .266/.339/.459 with 17 home runs and 59 RBI this season.
    50 minutes ago
  • Drew hits first Yankees home run in a loss
    Stephen Drew had four trips to the plate, drawing a walk and hitting his first home run as a Yankee in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Drew tied the game at 1-1 when he slugged a home run to right-center in the fourth inning off of Scott Feldman. He has five on the season. Offensive succcess has been elusive for the shortstop. He's slashing .173/.246/.319 on the year, including his time with the Red Sox.
    Today, 7:54 pm
    L, 5-2 vs ^ Hou
  • Report: Starlin Castro could miss a week
    A source tells Bruce Levine of 670 The Score that Starlin Castro could miss up to a week after the death of a relative and three of his friends in the Dominican Republic.

    Advice: Castro was a late scratch from the Cubs lineup on Wednesday, and now we know why. According to Levine, the deaths came as a result of a car crash in Castro's native country. With the Cubs having little left to play for they'll certainly give Castro as much time as he needs in this tragic situation. He'll likely be placed on the bereavement list in the coming days.
    Today, 7:11 pm
  • Cabrera ready to begin baseball activities
    Everth Cabrera (hamstring) will rejoin the Padres on Thursday to begin baseball activities.

    Advice: It will be the first work for Cabrera since hitting the disabled list with a left hamstring strain last week. It's still unclear how long he'll be out, as this is the second time he's been sidelined by the same hamstring strain this season. Alexi Amarista continues to start at shortstop in his absence.
    Today, 5:45 pm
    Disabled List
    Top 7, 4-1 x @LAD
  • Padres option Peterson to Triple-A
    Padres optioned INF Jace Peterson to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: The move clears the way for Cameron Maybin's return from the restricted list. Peterson is hitting .113 (6-for-53) over 27 games with the Padres this season and should be back in September.
    Today, 3:06 pm
    Not Active
    Top 7, 4-1 x @LAD
  • Starlin Castro scratched from lineup Wed.
    Starlin Castro has been scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Giants due to a family emergency.

    Advice: It's not known whether he'll require an extended absence. Javier Baez will slide over and make his first major league start at shortstop. Meanwhile, Chris Valaika will play second base.
    Today, 3:02 pm
  • Panik (finger) back in Giants' lineup on Wed.
    Joe Panik (finger) is back in the Giants' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Cubs.

    Advice: Panik missed a couple of games after dislocating his pinkie finger on a slide into second base Sunday. The 23-year-old rookie is batting .282/.336/.333 this season.
    Today, 1:42 pm
    W, 8-3 ^ @ChC
  • Andrelton Simmons back in Braves' lineup
    Andrelton Simmons is back in the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Simmons exited Tuesday's contest with sore left hip, but he's fine. The slick-fielding shortstop is hitting .304/.333/.435 with a homer and five RBI over his last six games.
    Today, 12:27 pm
  • Hanson finishing strong
    Pirates prospect 2B Alen Hanson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday for Double-A Altoona.

    Advice: Gregory Polanco's rise through Pittsburgh's system this season has overshadowed Hanson's strong performance in Double-A, where the 21-year-old switch-hitter has posted a .283/.328/.449 batting line with 21 doubles, 12 triples and 11 home runs through 115 games. He's also stolen 24 bases in 33 attempts. Hanson has spent most of his professional career at shortstop, but he's been playing second base exclusively since the beginning of August. He's already committed four errors in 14 games at the keystone, though the position change hasn't affected his production.
    Today, 11:25 am
    Not Active
    W, 3-2 vs x Atl
  • Russell hits opposite-field grand slam
    Cubs prospect SS Addison Russell went 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBI on Tuesday for Double-A Tennessee.

    Advice: The home run, a grand slam to the opposite field, was Russell's 10th since coming over from the A's on July 6. In general, the 20-year-old has put impressive numbers at Tennessee, batting .301/.348/.556 with 19 extra-base hits, 27 runs and 27 RBI in 39 games. The only thing Russell hasn't done this season is steal bases, though that should have been expected after he missed most of the first half with a hamstring injury. For that same reason, it would make sense for the Cubs to send him for another tour of the Arizona Fall League.
    Today, 11:10 am
    Not Active
    L, 8-3 vs x SF
  • Nick Punto (hamstring) yet to swing bat
    Nick Punto (hamstring) has yet to swing a bat since being placed on the disabled list nearly three weeks ago.

    Advice: Obviously he hasn't done any running, either. Punto's progress from a strained right hamstring has come along slower than expected and he won't rejoin the A's until rosters expand.
    Today, 6:43 am
    New Player Note
    Nick Punto Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    Disabled List
    L, 8-5 vs x NYM
  • J.J. Hardy says thumb still an issue
    J.J. Hardy admitted Tuesday that his left thumb injury is "definitely not in the past."

    Advice: You wouldn't know it by the way Hardy is swinging the bat, as he's 7-for-20 with a home run since returning from the injury. As long as he doesn't have a setback, it appears it's nothing to be overly concerned about. "I don't know," said Hardy how he's managed to be productive. "Maybe I'm not trying to do too much because I can't. That's my only explanation, but [the thumb injury] is definitely not in the past. . Swing and misses don't feel good. I've just got to limit that. I'm taking less swings [in batting practice] and probably at about 50 percent."
    Today, 5:58 am
  • Peralta hits 17th home run in win over Reds
    Jhonny Peralta hit his 17th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: The solo shot in the sixth inning was a milestone homer for Peralta, who set a single-season record for home runs by a Cardinals shortstop with the blast. It's just the second time he's hit at least 17 homers in a season since 2008. It would take a barrage to end the year, but Peralta has an outside shot at tying his career high of 24 home runs he hit with the Indians in 2005.
    Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Derek Jeter goes hitless in defeat
    Derek Jeter went hitless in Tuesday's loss to the Astros, his eighth straight game without a run scored.

    Advice: Jeter's line wouldn't make him look like such a liability if he were batting at the bottom of the Yankees order. From the second spot, though, he's quite a problem right now. He hasn't drawn a walk since July 28, and he's scored a total of five runs in the last month. For the season, he has just 38 runs scored and 32 RBI in 110 games.
    Yesterday, 8:17 pm
    L, 5-2 vs ^ Hou
  • Simmons (hip) could play Wednesday
    Andrelton Simmons exited Tuesday's game versus the Pirates with a sore left hip.

    Advice: He seems to have been removed as a precaution with the Braves having a big lead, as the club is hopeful Simmons can play Wednesday. Simmons had a hit and scored two runs before exiting.
    Yesterday, 7:23 pm
  • Carlos Triunfel optioned to Triple-A
    Dodgers optioned INF Carlos Triunfel to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Triunfel has hit just .133/.188/.333 over 12 games across multiple stints with the big club this season. He'll be back next month.
    Yesterday, 3:16 pm
    Not Active
    Top 7, 1-4 vs x SD
  • Panik (finger) hoping to play Wednesday
    Joe Panik (finger) is hoping to play Wednesday.

    Advice: Panik made an early exit Sunday after suffering a dislocated pinkie finger on a slide into second base and is sitting out Tuesday night. Joaquin Arias will get the start at second base in Chicago.
    Yesterday, 2:01 pm
    W, 8-3 ^ @ChC
  • Marlins C prospect Realmuto with 2B, 3 SB
    Marlins catching prospect J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a double, walk, and three stolen bases for Double-A Jacksonville on Monday.

    Advice: Realmuto is hitting .293/.362/.444 with 24 doubles, four triples, and six home runs in Double-A this season, and has 17 stolen bases. He is an athletic catcher who has the potential to hit .280 with 15 home runs while stealing a handful of bases. His near-term role is muddled by Jarrod Saltalmacchia's being signed through the 2016 season, but the Marlins perpetual ability to trade established veterans has to give young players, much like Realmuto, a chance.
    Yesterday, 7:49 am
    Not Active
    L, 5-4 vs x Tex
  • Cubs SS prospect Russell hits double, homer
    Cubs shortstop prospect Addison Russell went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, and stolen base on Monday for Double-A Tennessee.

    Advice: Russell has hit well in Tennessee, putting up a .297/.346/.534 line with eight doubles and nine home runs over 38 games. His season was interrupted by injury, but he has flashed the potential to be an elite shortstop. He should be in Chicago by the end of 2015.
    Yesterday, 6:49 am
    Not Active
    L, 8-3 vs x SF
  • Peralta's 3-hit night ends with walk-off 1B
    Jhonny Peralta sent the Cardinals home happy with a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning on Monday against the Reds.

    Advice: Peralta picked up teammate Trevor Rosenthal, who blew the save in the ninth inning. The shortstop finished the night 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI, continuing a productive season in which he is slashing .266/.340/.453 with 16 home runs and 55 RBI.
    Monday, 8:51 pm
  • Hardy clubs seventh homer in win vs White Sox
    J.J. Hardy went 2-for-5 with his seventh home run of the season as the Orioles easily handled the White Sox in a win on Monday.

    Advice: Hardy broke a scoreless tie in the top of the second, hitting a solo home run off of Chris Sale. It took the shortstop until June 21 to hit his first home run, but he has three in his last six games. Overall, Hardy has a .286/.319/.397 with 43 RBI this season.
    Monday, 8:29 pm
  • X-rays come back negative, Panik day-to-day
    Joe Panik (finger) is listed as day-to-day after X-rays came back negative on Sunday.

    Advice: Panik was forced to leave Sunday's game in the eighth inning after suffering a dislocated pinkie finger while sliding into second base. He'll be able to return to the Giants as soon as he is able to tolerate the pain, which is expected to be in a day or two.
    Sunday, 5:07 pm
    W, 8-3 ^ @ChC
  • Joe Panik suffers discloated finger Sunday
    Joe Panik is heading for X-rays after suffering a dislocated pinkie finger in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Panik sustained the injury sliding into second base in the eighth inning. He was replaced by Joaquin Arias who would stand to see extra time at second base should Panik require a trip to the disabled list. The Giants should provide an update on his status shortly.
    Sunday, 4:24 pm
    W, 8-3 ^ @ChC
  • Cubs SS prospect Russell with 2 hits, double
    Cubs shortstop prospect Addison Russell went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk for Double-A Tennessee on Saturday.

    Advice: Russell has hits in 19 of his last 22 games, and he is hitting .345/.394/.575 with five doubles and five home runs during that time. Russell has the potential to hit .300 with 15-plus home runs, which would make him a top 3 shortstop.
    Sunday, 8:21 am
    Not Active
    L, 8-3 vs x SF
  • Andrelton Simmons gets RBI in return
    Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in his return to action Saturday.

    Advice: Simmons missed Friday's game after receiving treatment for an abscessed tooth. The shortstop is sporting a .254/.300/.342 batting line.
    Sunday, 12:58 am
  • Dodgers recall Carlos Triunfel from Triple-A
    Dodgers recalled INF Carlos Triunfel from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Triunfel will give the Dodgers some needed infield depth with Juan Uribe landing on the disabled list because of a hamstring strain. Triunfel is not fantasy-relevant.
    Saturday, 6:00 pm
    Not Active
    Top 7, 1-4 vs x SD
  • Aviles hits walk-off homer against Orioles
    Mike Aviles connected for a walk-off solo homer in a 2-1 win over the Orioles in 11 innings on Friday night.

    Advice: Aviles played the role of hero after he took Brian Matusz deep to lead off the 11th. The 33-year-old is now batting .243/.273/.330 with four homers, 29 RBI, and 11 stolen bases over 85 games this season. The Indians have won four out of their last five games and remain on the fringes of playoff contention.
    Friday, 9:04 pm
    New Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    W, 5-0 ^ @Min
  • Hardy has two hits and RBI vs. Indians
    J.J. Hardy (finger) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a walk Friday against the Indians.

    Advice: Back in the lineup for the first time in nearly a week, Hardy tied the game with an RBI single in the eighth inning before the Indians won in extras. The veteran shortstop is batting .481 (13-for-27) with two homers and eight RBI over his last seven games and has pulled his batting average back up to .285 on the year.
    Friday, 9:01 pm
  • Castro has two hits, RBI single in loss
    Starlin Castro was 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Castro now owns a 14-game hitting streak, which ties his career-high. The 24-year-old shortstop is batting .286/.335/.429 with 12 home runs and 63 RBI through 121 games this season.
    Friday, 8:03 pm
  • Andrelton Simmons not in lineup Friday
    Andrelton Simmons is not in Friday's lineup because he's receiving treatment for an abscessed tooth.

    Advice: Simmons has battled an ankle injury recently, but this time it's his tooth that's keeping him out. He should be back in there Saturday. Phil Gosselin is filling in at shortstop Friday.
    Friday, 2:42 pm
  • J.J. Hardy returns to Orioles' lineup Friday
    J.J. Hardy is back in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Hardy took early batting practice before telling manager Buck Showalter that he's good to go. The shortstop hadn't played since Saturday due to a sprained left thumb.
    Friday, 12:48 pm
  • Peralta homers as Cardinals beat the Padres
    Jhonny Peralta went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: Peralta's second-inning, two-run blast off of Eric Stults broke a scoreless tie. In the process, he tied a Cardinals record for home runs in a single season by a shortstop, joining Daryl Spencer and Edgar Renteria with 16. He has a .260/.335/.447 slash line and 51 RBI to go along with them.
    Thursday, 8:39 pm
  • Padres recall Jace Peterson from Triple-A
    Padres recalled INF Jace Peterson from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Peterson is 5-for-50 (.100) in 25 games this season in the majors. He is not a fantasy-relevant player.
    Thursday, 12:15 pm
    Not Active
    Top 7, 4-1 x @LAD
  • Nick Punto (hamstring) still not able to run
    Nick Punto (hamstring) still hasn't progressed to running.

    Advice: Punto strained his right hamstring on August 2, so he definitely won't be back when his 15 days are up. He may begin to run next week, but he's still a long way away from returning to the A's.
    Wednesday, 3:37 pm
    New Player Note
    Nick Punto Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    Disabled List
    L, 8-5 vs x NYM
  • Simmons (ankle) returns to lineup Wednesday
    Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is in the Braves' starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Simmons sat out six straight games due to the injury, but he was back in the lineup batting seventh on Wednesday. The Braves deemed the injury minor from the outset, so it's not likely something that will continue to affect him going forward.
    Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • J.J. Hardy (thumb) hopes to play Friday
    The Orioles are hoping to get J.J. Hardy back in the lineup Friday after an MRI confirmed that he has a sprained left thumb.

    Advice: Hardy is feeling better and is hoping another day of rest Wednesday coupled with Thursday's off day will get the injury to a spot where he can play. The shortstop hasn't played since Saturday due to the ailment. He was hitting .478/.500/.870 with a couple homers over his last six games before the injury.
    Tuesday, 3:39 pm
  • Padres place SS Cabrera (hamstring) on DL
    Padres placed SS Everth Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

    Advice: The injury was initially termed a hamstring cramp, but further tests revealed something more severe. It's the same hamstring that Cabrera strained last month, and that injury wound up costing him four weeks. Alexi Amarista has played shortstop the past two nights.
    Tuesday, 12:34 pm
    Disabled List
    Top 7, 4-1 x @LAD
  • Simmons (ankle) remains out of lineup Tues.
    Andrelton Simmons (ankle) remains out of the Braves' starting lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Simmons had no issues with his ankle during a workout on Monday and hoped to return to the starting lineup Tuesday, but the Braves will apparently give him another day of rest. Emilio Bonifacio will fill in again at shortstop.
    Tuesday, 12:17 pm
  • Everth Cabrera (hamstring) to undergo MRI
    Everth Cabrera (hamstring) will undergo an MRI late Monday or Tuesday.

    Advice: Cabrera was scratched from Sunday's game and didn't play Monday due to what the Padres referred to as a left hamstring cramp. It's the same hamstring that sent him to the disabled list last month, and there appears to be some worry that he might have aggravated the ailment.
    Aug 11, 7:50 pm
    Disabled List
    Top 7, 4-1 x @LAD
  • Simmons (ankle) to take BP on Monday
    Andrelton Simmons (ankle) did some running Monday and is expected to take batting practice.

    Advice: Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez expects Simmons to return to action on either Tuesday or Wednesday. The defensive whiz has been sidelined since August 5 with a left ankle injury.
    Aug 11, 1:34 pm
  • J.J. Hardy (thumb) not in O's lineup Monday
    J.J. Hardy (thumb) is not in the Orioles' starting lineup on Monday night against the Yankees.

    Advice: Hardy sprained his left thumb during the O's weekend series against the Cardinals and can't open and close his glove properly. X-rays taken Sunday turned up negative. The shortstop fully expects to avoid the disabled list.
    Aug 11, 12:39 pm
  • Peralta has three-hit afternoon against O's
    Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Peralta had an RBI single in the first inning, and he singled and scored in the ninth as well. The shortstop is 11-for-28 in his past eight games, bringing his season line up to .260/.338/.447. Hitting near the middle of the lineup for the offensively challenged Cardinals, Peralta should continue to see RBI opportunities going forward.
    Aug 10, 3:22 pm
  • Hardy day-to-day after X-Rays negative
    J.J. Hardy (thumb) is considered day-to-day after X-rays came back negative on Sunday.

    Advice: Hardy was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup due to a sprained thumb, and he was sent for precautionary X-rays to rule out any structural damage. He should return to the lineup in a day or two.
    Aug 10, 3:04 pm
  • Cabrera (hamstring) scratched from lineup
    Everth Cabrera was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a left hamstring cramp.

    Advice: They're calling it a cramp, but it's concerning because it's the same hamstring that sent Cabrera to the disabled list last month. More information on his status should be available after Sunday's game.
    Aug 10, 11:15 am
    Disabled List
    Top 7, 4-1 x @LAD
  • J.J. Hardy scratched with sprained thumb
    J.J. Hardy was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup due to a sprained left thumb.

    Advice: It's a shame, as Hardy is hitting .478/.500/.870 with a couple homers over his last six games. How long Hardy will be sidelined isn't known at this point, but the Orioles should offer more on his status after Sunday's game. Ryan Flaherty is at shortstop Sunday in Hardy's place.
    Aug 10, 10:39 am
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