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  • Miguel Cabrera expected to miss six weeks
    Miguel Cabrera is expected to be sidelined for six weeks with a grade 3 left calf strain.

    Advice: The Tigers had hoped that he would be ready to return shortly after the All-Star break, but it appears that the All-Star slugger will be on the shelf until late August. It will be interesting to see if the Tigers look to acquire a bat to replace Cabrera in the lineup, or if his untimely injury will force Dave Dombrowski to become a seller at the trade deadline.
    57 minutes ago
    10:08 am vs x Tor
  • Tigers place Miguel Cabrera (calf) on DL
    Tigers placed 1B Miguel Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf.

    Advice: It's the first time in Cabrera's career that he has been on the disabled list. This is a major blow to the Tigers and to fantasy owners, as the All-Star slugger was hitting an absurd .350/.456/.578 with 15 homers and 54 RBI on the season. The hope is that he will be able to return immediately after the All-Star break. In a corresponding move, Jefry Marte was recalled from Triple-A Toledo.
    Today, 6:32 am
    10:08 am vs x Tor
  • Mariners option Vidal Nuno to Triple-A Tacoma
    Mariners optioned LHP Vidal Nuno to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: The 27-year-old left-hander pitched very well out of the Mariners bullpen, registering a 2.53 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 10/1 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings. It's unclear exactly why he's being sent out though, unless they prefer to stretch him back out as a starter at Triple-A.
    Today, 6:16 am
  • Mariners option Roenis Elias to Triple-A
    Mariners optioned LHP Roenis Elias to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: The 26-year-old southpaw has pitched relatively well in the Mariners rotation, compiling a 4.27 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 64/25 K/BB ratio over 78 innings in 13 starts. He became the odd-man out though with Hisashi Iwakuma set to return from the disabled list. Elias will get another chance the next time the M's need an extra starter.
    Today, 6:14 am
  • Rays option Riefenhauser back to Triple-A
    Rays optioned LHP C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: The 25-year-old southpaw has really struggled in his limited time with the Rays this season, posting a 9.95 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 2/4 K/BB ratio in 6 1/3 innings of work. He'll continue to provide bullpen depth in the minor leagues.
    Today, 6:02 am
  • Denard Span not in Nationals lineup Saturday
    Denard Span is not in the Nationals starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Giants.

    Advice: It appears to be nothing more than a regular day of rest for the veteran outfielder who has seen his fair share of injuries this season. Michael Taylor will slide over to center field and bat leadoff for the Nationals against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants.
    Today, 5:56 am
  • Rangers activate Matt Harrison from 60-day DL
    Rangers activated LHP Matt Harrison from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Harrison will make his long-awaited return to the Rangers rotation on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. Harrison has been sidelined since undergoing spinal fusion surgery last June and has made a total of six starts in the big leagues since the 2012 season. He struggled in six starts on his minor league rehab assignment, compiling a 6.23 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over 34 2/3 innings.
    Today, 5:36 am
    60-Day DL
    6:05 pm vs LAA
  • Clayton Kershaw holds down Mets
    Clayton Kershaw wasn't involved in the decision after allowing one run in seven innings Friday against the Mets.

    Advice: At least it wasn't a fourth straight loss. Kershaw just isn't getting any help from the Dodgers, and he might well miss out on the All-Star Game because of it. He's 5-6 with a 3.08 ERA and a 147/27 K/BB in 114 IP.
    Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Marte strikes out twice in hit-less effort
    Starling Marte went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Friday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: The 0-for-4 jaunt snapped Marte's eight-game hitting streak. It's been a career best season to this point for the outfielder, who will set a personal best for homers when he hits his next one (he's currently at 13, same as the number he hit all of last year). He's hitting .284/.333/.465 through 299 at-bats in 2015.
    Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Moss cranks two-run homer in win over Pirates
    Brandon Moss went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Moss launched his two-run shot off of Pirates starter Charlie Morton in the second inning. It was the first baseman's 14th bomb of the season and pushed his RBI total to 44. He might not hit for much average (currently .230), but his 14 homers put him on track to come close to--if not surpass--the career-high 30 he smacked in 2013. Moss is looking to post his fourth straight season with 20 or more long balls.
    Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Bauer picks up win in rain-shortened outing
    Trevor Bauer locked down the Pirates on Friday, hurling 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball to earn his seventh win of the season.

    Advice: Bauer could have conceivably pitched deeper into the game were it not for a rain delay, which came in the seventh inning. At that point, the right-hander had only thrown 74 pitches. He would not return to the contest when festivities resumed. Bauer struck out three and walked one, with both runs against him coming home via a homer by Andrew McCutchen. Bauer now holds a 3.88 ERA and 1.25 WHIP and will look to improve to 8-5 in a home showdown with the Astros next time he takes the ball.
    Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Mark Canha goes 2-for-4, knocks in three
    Mark Canha went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Mariners on Friday.

    Advice: The right-handed-hitting Canha keeps starting against lefties, even though he's struggled mightily against them this year. He did have a single against J.A. Happ tonight, but his big hit was a two-run double off right-handed reliever Carson Smith. All eight of his homers this season have come off righties. It's probably a big fluke, but the weird platoon splits are making it difficult for the A's to use him.
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
    1:05 pm vs Sea
  • Wacha hurls seven innings of one-run ball
    Michael Wacha continued to throw like one of the best pitchers in baseball on Friday, holding the Padres to just one run over seven innings in a 2-1 loss.

    Advice: Wacha struck out six and walked just one. Only a Jedd Gyorko solo homer in the seventh inning prevented Wacha from the shutout. It also prevented him from picking up his 11th win of the year, as the homer tied the game at 1-1. With a 2.66 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and a 10-3 record, he's a near lock for the All-Star Game and should be in the Cy Young discussion at the end of the season assuming he stays healthy.
    Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Cain doubles, singles twice in leading Royals
    Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with a double and two singles in Friday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Cain was all over the place in this contest. He would drive in a run with a single in the third inning and score both the game-tying run in the eighth and the game-winning run in the 10th as the Royals improved to 45-32 for the season. He's now racked up nine hits in his last 16 at-bats.
    Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Altuve collects three hits to lead hit parade
    Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Friday's 12-8, 10-inning win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Altuve's RBI single in the seventh inning scored two runs and gave the diminutive second baseman 35 batted in for the season. He's now put up back-to-back three-hit games and is working with a .303/.348/.424 slash-line for the year. With 90 hits through 74 games, Altuve is a near-lock to finish with 200+ hits as long as he stays healthy.
    Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Twins option Alex Meyer back to Triple-A
    Twins optioned RHP Alex Meyer to Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: The 25-year-old struggled in his two appearances with the big league club, allowing five runs in 2 2/3 innings (16.88 ERA). He will continue to work out of the bullpen at Triple-A and should make his way back to the Twins at some point this summer.
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Ausmus not optimistic on Cabrera's injury
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Friday's game that he isn't optimistic that Miguel Cabrera (calf) will be able to avoid the disabled list.

    Advice: The All-Star slugger was forced to leave Friday's game against the Blue Jays after sustaining a left calf strain while running to second base in the fourth inning. He's set to undergo an MRI exam on Saturday, but it sounds as though the most logical scenario has him heading to the disabled list and returning after the All-Star break. The Tigers should have an update on his status after his MRI.
    Yesterday, 7:40 pm
    10:08 am vs x Tor
  • Miguel Cabrera (calf) set to undergo MRI
    Miguel Cabrera has been diagnosed with a left calf strain and is set to undergo an MRI exam.

    Advice: Cabrera sustained the injury while running the bases during Friday's game against the Blue Jays. The Tigers will know more on his status after the MRI, but a trip to the disabled list could be in play here.
    Yesterday, 6:03 pm
    10:08 am vs x Tor
  • Miguel Cabrera leaves game with leg injury
    Miguel Cabrera was removed from Friday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning due to an apparent hamstring injury.

    Advice: Cabrera was running to second base on a 3-2 pitch to Victor Martinez when he pulled up lame. He had to be assisted off the field by the training staff and was walking with a noticeable limp. The Tigers should have an update on his status soon, but any sort of extended absence would be a deadly blow to the Tigers chances of a postseason berth.
    Yesterday, 5:12 pm
    10:08 am vs x Tor
  • Elias gives up 3 runs in loss to the A's
    Roenis Elias surrendered three runs on three hits across six innings in a loss to the A's on Thursday.

    Advice: He struck out seven and walked one. Elias was touched for two runs in the first, mostly settling in for a smooth five innings to come after that. Unfortunately, Scott Kazmir put up eight zeroes across from him, dropping Elias to 4-6 with a 4.27 ERA and 1.24 WHIP.
    Thursday, 9:43 pm
  • Span steals two bases in loss
    Denard Span singled and stole two bases Thursday against the Braves.

    Advice: Span went 1-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch. He's now a perfect 11-for-11 in stolen base attempts this season. The 31-year-old got a late start on the season after core muscle surgery and has battled various bumps and bruises since, but he still has a very strong .310/.373/.441 batting line over 56 games.
    Thursday, 7:11 pm
  • Harrison (back) to join Rangers next week
    Matt Harrison (back) is expected to be activated to start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: It's been a long road back for Harrison, who had spinal fusion surgery last June. The 29-year-old posted a 6.23 ERA and 21/15 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings over six minor league rehab starts between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. He's a wait-and-see option in fantasy leagues right now.
    Thursday, 2:01 pm
    60-Day DL
    6:05 pm vs LAA
  • Matt Harrison (back) ready to join Rangers
    Matt Harrison (back) said he's ready to return to the Rangers' starting rotation.

    Advice: He scattered three runs over six innings Wednesday in his sixth rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock. Harrison's 30-day rehab window expires on Thursday so the Rangers have to make a decision on where he'll make his next start. They could go with a six-man rotation and address the situation after the All-Star break. Rookie Chi Chi Gonzalez has lost three of his last four starts and could be the odd man out when Harrison returns.
    Thursday, 9:52 am
    60-Day DL
    6:05 pm vs LAA
  • Jose Altuve goes 3-for-4 in Astros' win
    Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a HBP, an RBI and two runs scored in the Astros' 6-5 defeat of the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Altuve also swiped a pair of bases. He's hit in 10 straight games to push his average back up to .298. That doesn't quite measure up to last year, but though three months, he's given his fantasy owners exactly what they paid for.
    Wednesday, 9:56 pm
  • Marte homers in a four-hit effort to beat DET
    Starling Marte doubled and homered in a 4-for-5 effort as the Pirates trounced the Tigers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Marte's only run and RBI came on his solo home run in the eighth inning, the second of three solo shots in the frame. He's now on a seven-game hitting streak, but entered the game with a .518 OPS in his previous 10 contests. He still has a productive .285/.333/.471 triple-slash line with 13 home runs, 47 RBI, and 15 stolen bases.
    Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • Brandon Moss homers, knocks in five
    Brandon Moss had a three-run homer and a two-run double Wednesday against the Rays.

    Advice: Moss's average has been slipping some, but the power has been consistent; he hit four homers in each of the first three months of the season. He's now driven in 42 runs in 72 games.
    Wednesday, 6:55 pm
  • C.J. Riefenhauser recalled from Triple-A
    Rays recalled LHP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Riefenhauser has allowed five runs over 5 2/3 innings this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
    Tuesday, 8:39 pm
  • Cain doubles twice, collects three hits
    Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with two doubles in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Cain and the Royals' bats were kept pretty well under wraps by Dallas Keuchel, but the outfielder did manage to collect three of the team's eight hits and two of their three extra-base hits on the evening. Alas, they were shut out in the contest. That didn't keep Cain from raising his overall line to .296/.352/.447 with the strong showing.
    Tuesday, 8:32 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.
    Tuesday, 12:38 pm
  • 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.
    Tuesday, 6:24 am
  • Altuve homers, helping the Astros beat KC
    Jose Altuve walked and hit a solo home run in four plate appearances on Monday as the Astros topped the Royals.

    Advice: Altuve slugged a solo home run to left field off of Joe Blanton in the third inning, padding his club's lead to 3-0 at the time. He's now on an eight-game hitting streak while carrying a .292/.336/.415 batting line with seven home runs, 31 RBI, and 21 stolen bases.
    Monday, 8:25 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
  • Bauer gives up four runs in loss to Orioles
    Trevor Bauer gave up four runs over seven innings in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

    Advice: Bauer gave up just five hits, but four were of the extra-base variety -- Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run homer in the third, Manny Machado homered to lead off the sixth and Paredes and Chris Davis hit back-to-back doubles later in the sixth. He walked just one, though, his lowest walk total in a start since May 24. The loss dropped Bauer to 6-5 with a 3.96 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. Bauer will try to get back in the win column Friday at the Pirates.
    Sunday, 1:02 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
  • 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
  • Michael Wacha sharp in Saturday's win over Cubs
    Michael Wacha allowed six hits and one run over six innings in Saturday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Wacha could have pitched deeper into the game but the Cardinals already had a comfortable lead. The lanky right-hander ranks second in the National League with ten wins and is eighth in ERA (2.77). He's been the best pitcher on the best team in baseball. He's a shoe-in for next month's All-Star Game in Cincinnati.
    Saturday, 8:01 pm
  • Marte steals home as Pirates down Braves
    Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, including a steal of home, in the Pirates' 8-4 win over the Braves on Saturday.

    Advice: Marte stole home in the fifth inning, breaking for the plate as the Braves attempted to pick off Pedro Alvarez from first base. He had an RBI single and scored a run in the Bucs' five-run first inning and also scored in the seventh. Marte is hitting .279/.328/.460 on the year with 46 RBI and 41 runs scored. The stolen base was his 15th, sixth-most in the National League this year.
    Saturday, 5:49 pm
  • Kershaw punches out nine in loss to Marlins
    Clayton Kershaw struck out nine over seven innings, allowing three runs -- one earned -- in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: Kershaw wasn't afforded any help by his defense or himself, as one run scored on a fielding error and another scored on a wild pitch. The lefty gave up seven hits and didn't walk a batter in his seven innings. He's now lost three decisions in a row to fall to 5-6 overall. Kershaw has a 3.20 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 140/25 K/BB ratio over 107 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column Friday against the Mets.
    Saturday, 3:43 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Alex Meyer recalled from Triple-A
    Twins recalled RHP Alex Meyer from Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Meyer put up a 0.53 ERA and 20/6 K/BB in 17 innings since being moved to the bullpen at Rochester. His future might still be in the rotation, but he'll be used in relief for now and could earn a high-profile role in the Twins' bullpen in short order.
    Friday, 5:39 am
  • Jose Altuve goes 3-for-4 in win
    Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with, two doubles, three runs scored and two steals as the Astros' No. 3 hitter on Thursday.

    Advice: The Astros liked Carlos Correa's work in the two hole while Jose Altuve missed time last week with a hamstring injury, so Altuve has been hitting third since returning Monday. It doesn't hurt his fantasy value at all.
    Thursday, 7:49 pm
  • Starling Marte not in Pirates lineup Thursday
    Starling Marte is not in the Pirates' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Gregory Polanco will start in left field and Josh Harrison will play right field against Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani. Marte should be back in there Friday.
    Thursday, 11:50 am
  • Twins calling up Alex Meyer for bullpen
    According to Brandon Warne of 105 The Ticket, the Twins will call up Alex Meyer on Friday.

    Advice: Meyer has registered a 0.53 ERA and 20/6 K/BB ratio in 17 innings since being converted into a reliever at Triple-A Rochester. The 25-year-old right-hander could quickly slide into a setup role with the Twins if he's able to keep his control in check.
    Thursday, 11:33 am
  • Harrison (back) struggles at Double-A Frisco
    Matt Harrison (back) allowed five earned runs over six innings Wednesday at Double-A Frisco.

    Advice: Harrison finished the outing strong, but he again experienced early-inning woes due to a lack of velocity and lifeless breaking stuff. "I didn’t feel as loose in the beginning. I wasn’t getting extension on the ball and was leaving some balls flat and up," Harrison said. "After that third inning, I felt great. There was more life on the ball. The off-speed stuff was better. Hopefully, we can do that all at the beginning of a game." It's not clear when he might be ready for another shot with the Rangers.
    Thursday, 7:25 am
    60-Day DL
    6:05 pm vs LAA
  • Miguel Cabrera back in Tigers' lineup Thurs.
    Miguel Cabrera is back in the Tigers' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: He was given a day off rest on Wednesday, with Andrew Romine getting the nod at first base. Cabrera is hitting .351/.455/.590 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI in 70 games.
    Thursday, 6:45 am
    10:08 am vs x Tor
  • Wacha can work 200-plus innings this season
    Cardinals officials feel Michael Wacha can work more than 200 innings, per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

    Advice: Which is good news for his fantasy owners, who have watched Wacha flourish to the tune of a 2.85 ERA, 1.087 WHIP, and 69/20 K/BB ratio over 88 1/3 innings this season. Wacha was limited to 107 innings last summer due to a shoulder injury, but the 23-year-old right-hander has had no shoulder problems at all in 2015.
    Thursday, 6:09 am
  • Elias bombed for 7 runs in 4th inning of loss
    Roenis Elias was shelled in a loss to the Royals on Wednesday, yielding seven runs on five hits across 3 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Elias breezed through three shutout innings until the wheels fell off abruptly in the fourth. The 26-year-old left-hander struck out two and walked one in the clunker. He'll tote a 4.25 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into his next start in San Diego.
    Wednesday, 10:02 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
  • Miguel Cabrera getting a day off Wednesday
    Miguel Cabrera is not in the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's simply a day off for the slugger, as Cabrera has started 70 of 71 games for the Tigers to this point. Andrew Romine is filling in at first base.
    Wednesday, 7:32 am
    10:08 am vs x Tor
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