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  • Roberto Osuna records save No. 25
    Roberto Osuna retired the only two batters he faced to nail down his 21st save of the season in Monday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: The Blue Jays entered the bottom of the ninth with a four-run lead, but Osuna had to come on after Bo Schultz served up a two-run dinger. The closer got a foulout and a fly out to finish off the victory. Osuna is 21-for-23 in save chances and boasts a 2.03 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 51/9 K/BB ratio over 44 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com 48 minutes ago
  • Brandon Belt moved down to sixth in lineup
    Brandon Belt was moved down to sixth in the lineup for Monday's game against the Reds.

    Advice: Belt has been the primary No. 3 hitter dating back to mid-June, but he's batting just .185 with zero homers and a .589 OPS this month. Jarrett Parker will get an opportunity to hit third Monday against Anthony DeSclafani. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:19 pm
  • Greinke (oblique) to throw bullpen Tuesday
    Zack Greinke (oblique) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: If all goes well, Greinke will throw either a simulated game or a minor league rehab start on Friday. He appears on track for a return in early August. Greinke has been out all month with a left oblique strain. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:38 pm
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  • Ranaudo to start vs. Cubs on Wednesday
    Anthony Ranaudo will start against the Cubs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ranaudo will start in place of Jacob Turner, who allowed 12 runs in 7 1/3 innings over two starts. Ranaudo posted a 3.03 ERA and 71/12 K/BB ratio over 92 innings in Triple-A this season, but obviously this is a matchup to avoid in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:34 pm
  • Chris Sale to start vs. Cubs on Thursday
    Chris Sale will make his return Thursday against the Cubs.

    Advice: The White Sox suspended Sale for five games after he cut up some throwback uniforms with a knife as a bizarre form of protest. There's a chance that Thursday could be a final start with the White Sox, as the trade deadline is approaching and there has been quite a bit of a chatter about a possible deal. Of course, it would require a monster haul for Chicago to part with him and they might not see the sort of offers they want. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:32 pm
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  • Rockies designate Barnes for assignment
    Rockies designated OF Brandon Barnes for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for David Dahl on the 40-man roster. Barnes owns an ugly .220/.250/.320 over 48 games with the Rockies this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:27 pm
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  • Reddick (back) returns to A's lineup Monday
    Josh Reddick (back) has returned to the Athletics' starting lineup Monday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Reddick missed consecutive starts over the weekend due to back soreness, but he was able to play some defense on Sunday. It's not a major concern. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:44 pm
  • Jimenez expected to return Tuesday
    Ubaldo Jimenez is expected to rejoin the Orioles on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jimenez has been away on paternity leave since Saturday. Despite a lengthy absence, he's considered an option to start Thursday against the Twins. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:34 pm
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  • D-Backs option Silvino Bracho to Triple-A
    Diamondbacks optioned RHP Silvino Bracho to Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: The move clears the way for Braden Shipley on the active roster. Bracho has a 6.75 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 14 2/3 innings in the majors this season. He should be back up again later this summer. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:11 pm
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  • Padres option Kevin Quackenbush to AAA
    Padres optioned RHP Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Keith Hessler will replace him in the San Diego bullpen on Monday night. Quackenbush owns a 3.89 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 28/15 K/BB ratio in 41 2/3 innings this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:00 pm
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  • Wieters (foot) back in O's lineup on Monday
    Matt Wieters (foot) is back in the Orioles' starting lineup Monday night against the Rockies.

    Advice: Wieters missed nearly a full week of games after taking a pitch off his foot last Monday. The catcher is batting .128 (5-for-39) with a .319 OPS so far in July. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:54 pm
  • Betts (knee) returns to Red Sox lineup Mon.
    Mookie Betts (knee) has returned to the Red Sox lineup Monday versus the Tigers.

    Advice: Betts sat out Saturday and Sunday after leaving Friday's game with minor soreness in his right knee. He is starting in right field and batting leadoff Monday night against Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:37 pm
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  • Blue Jays activate Bautista (toe) from the DL
    Blue Jays activated OF Jose Bautista from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Bautista wound up missing five weeks because of turf toe. He's starting in right field and batting leadoff in his return Monday against the Padres. Bautista homered in his first rehab at-bat last week at High-A Dunedin and is safe for immediate activation in fantasy leagues. The veteran slugger returns to an .815 OPS, 12 homers, 41 RBI, and 41 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:29 pm
  • Yanks' sense is they will keep Andrew Miller
    According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the "Yankees' sense right now" is that Andrew Miller will not be traded ahead of the August 1 deadline.

    Advice: But that could change over the next couple of days, depending on the offers that come in. New York got a terrific haul for impending free agent Aroldis Chapman on Monday, landing shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres, outfield prospect Billy McKinney, right-hander Adam Warren, and minor league outfielder Rashad Crawford from the Cubs. Miller, under contract through 2018, owns a dominant 1.45 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and 74/7 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings this season for the fourth-place Yankees. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:49 am
  • Cubs, Yanks finalize Aroldis Chapman trade
    Cubs acquired LHP Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees in exchange for SS Gleyber Torres, RHP Adam Warren, OF Billy McKinney, and OF Rashad Crawford.

    Advice: There had been reports of the Cubs attempting to work out a contract extension with Chapman, but the impending free agent left-hander is apparently intent on hitting the open market this winter. New York also tried an extension with Chapman back in June, but those talks obviously failed. The fire-balling 28-year-old will take over at closer on the north side of Chicago, with Hector Rondon shifting into a setup role. Chapman owns a dominant 2.01 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 44/8 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings since returning in May from a domestic violence suspension. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:29 am
  • Yankees re-acquire Adam Warren from Cubs
    Yankees acquired RHP Adam Warren, SS Gleyber Torres, OF Billy McKinney, and OF Rashad Crawford from the Cubs in exchange for LHP Aroldis Chapman.

    Advice: Warren is returning to the Bronx after a mostly disappointing half-year stay on the north side of Chicago. The 28-year-old right-hander holds a 5.91 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 27/19 K/BB ratio in 35 innings (one start, 28 relief appearances) this season. He could move into the starting rotation with the Yankees if trades this week open up a vacancy. Initially he will probably work in mid-relief. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:19 am
  • Yanks pick up McKinney in Chapman trade
    Yankees acquired OF Billy McKinney, SS Gleyber Torres, RHP Adam Warren, and OF Rashad Crawford from the Cubs in exchange for LHP Aroldis Chapman.

    Advice: McKinney has struggled this season at Double-A Tennessee, batting just .252/.355/.322 with one home run in 88 games, but he was considered a top-100 prospect leading into the 2016 campaign and he's relatively young for the Double-A level at age 21. Chicago acquired McKinney from Oakland two years ago as part of the Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel trade. He'll try to get back on the radar in the Yankees' system. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:13 am
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  • Brewers place Will Middlebrooks on the DL
    Brewers placed 3B Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list with a right lower leg strain.

    Advice: Middlebrooks suffered the injury on Sunday afternoon against the Cubs. He has batted just .111 (3-for-27) since his promotion to the major league level on July 3. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:57 am
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  • Phillies prospect Quinn playing rehab games
    Phillies prospect Roman Quinn played five innings of center field Monday in the Gulf Coast League.

    Advice: It was the first minor league rehab game for Quinn, who landed on the disabled list at Double-A Reading in mid-June with a left oblique strain. The 23-year-old top-100 prospect was batting .288/.361/.420 with three home runs and 25 stolen bases in 50 games this season at the Double-A level. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:55 am
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  • Bregman at 3B and hitting sixth in MLB debut
    Alex Bregman is starting at third base and batting sixth Monday in his MLB debut.

    Advice: MLB.com's Richard Justice expects that Bregman will play left field on Tuesday and DH on Wednesday. His primary spot will probably be third base, but the 22-year-old top prospect is athletic enough to handle just about any position on the diamond. He was slashing .306/.406/.580 with 20 home runs and 61 RBI in 80 games this season between Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:10 am
  • Cubs will not have Aroldis Chapman extension
    According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Cubs will not have a contract extension in place with Aroldis Chapman when their trade for the closer becomes official.

    Advice: They tried hard, as did the Yankees before agreeing to this five-player swap, but Chapman is apparently intent on testing the free agent waters following the 2016 season. He is headed to the Cubs in exchange for shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres, outfield prospect Billy McKinney, right-hander Adam Warren, and minor league outfielder Rashad Crawford. Chapman will take over at closer on the north side of Chicago, with Hector Rondon moving to a setup role. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:49 am
  • Astros officially promote Bregman from AAA
    Astros purchased the contract of INF Alex Bregman from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Bregman will join the Astros ahead of Monday night's series opener against the visiting Yankees. The 22-year-old has been one of the best hitters in the minors this season, boasting a .306/.406/.580 batting line with 20 home runs and 61 RBI in 80 games between Double-A and Triple-A. He can also steal bases. Bregman should see everyday-like action between third base and left field and needs to be owned in all standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:28 am
  • Cubs, Yankees reach Aroldis Chapman deal
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees and Cubs have agreed to an Aroldis Chapman trade.

    Advice: New York will get shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres, outfield prospect Billy McKinney, right-hander Adam Warren, and one other player. The trade feels like a huge score for the Yankees, but this is the go-for-it of all go-for-its with the Cubs, who haven't won a World Series title since 1908. Chapman will take over at closer in Chicago, with Hector Rondon shifting to a setup role. The flame-throwing 28-year-old left-hander owns a 2.16 ERA and 590 strikeouts in 350 1/3 career major league innings. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:00 am
  • McKinney also headed to Yanks for Chapman
    Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports that outfield prospect Billy McKinney is also involved in the Aroldis Chapman trade.

    Advice: So now we have McKinney, shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres, and right-hander Adam Warren heading to the Yankees along with a fourth unidentified piece. That is a massive haul for New York -- far better than what the Reds received from the Yankees for Chapman this past winter. McKinney has struggled this season at Double-A Tennessee, but he was considered a top-100 prospect leading into 2016 and the 2013 first-rounder is only 21 years old. Chicago landed McKinney from Oakland two years ago in the Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel trade. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:09 am
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  • Zimmermann (neck) goes four scoreless
    Jordan Zimmermann (neck) went four scoreless innings Sunday in his rehab debut with Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Zimmermann scattered four hits over his four shutout frames against the Triple-A affiliate of the Orioles, striking out two and walking none. He only threw 50 pitches, so another minor league rehab start is undoubtedly coming before he returns to the Detroit rotation. The right-hander has been on the disabled list since July 2 because of a right neck strain. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:01 am
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  • Cubs not making Kyle Schwarber available
    Cubs president Theo Epstein is making it clear that rehabbing slugger Kyle Schwarber is not available for trade, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

    Advice: Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is known to covet Schwarber, but Sherman says Epstein and Co. would not even discuss the 23-year-old as part of a possible return for Aroldis Chapman or Andrew Miller. Maybe a bigger fish will swim along and change Theo's mind, but it sure appears Schwarber will open the 2017 season in a Cubs uniform. He is done for the 2016 season following a major left knee injury. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:57 am
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  • Yankees to get four players in Chapman deal
    According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees will get four players from the Cubs in the yet-to-be-finalized Aroldis Chapman trade.

    Advice: Top shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres is the centerpiece, but Sherman hears the Yankees are also getting Adam Warren back from the Cubs -- he was traded to Chicago last winter in the Starlin Castro trade -- as well as two other prospects. Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner has apparently signed off on the deal, so it's not clear what the hold-up might be. There's been talk of the Cubs possibly trying to work out a pre-trade contract extension with Chapman, who can become a free agent five days after the 2016 World Series. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:51 am
  • Tyler Collins (neck) slugs pinch-hit homer
    Tyler Collins (neck) slugged a pinch-hit solo homer Sunday in the Tigers' loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Collins' solo shot in the top of the ninth inning off Chicago closer David Robertson was part of a three-homer barrage that tied the game at 4-4. But the White Sox rallied in the bottom of the frame to grab the 5-4 walkoff win. Collins had been sidelined for a couple of days due to muscle spasms in his neck. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:23 am
  • Reddick (back) plays inning of right field
    Josh Reddick (back) played an inning of right field Sunday in the A's defeat of the Rays.

    Advice: That's a pretty good indication that his return to the starting lineup is imminent. Reddick has been bothered by a sore back since Saturday. It's nothing serious. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:13 am
  • Whitley (elbow) goes two scoreless in rehab
    Chase Whitley (elbow) threw two scoreless innings Sunday with High-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Whitley worked around a hit and a walk for another sharp rehab appearance. He struck out three batters in a scoreless frame last week in his rehab debut. The right-hander should become an option for the Rays' bullpen (or perhaps starting rotation) by the middle of August. He underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last May. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:07 am
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  • Huston Street among Giants' trade targets
    According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Angels closer Huston Street is among the Giants' trade targets leading up to the August 1 deadline.

    Advice: He's probably more of a backup plan, as the Giants have been linked to a number of other relievers having far better seasons. Street, 32, owns a rough 5.03 ERA and 1.93 WHIP in 19 2/3 innings this year out of the Anaheim bullpen. He has missed time with oblique and hamstring injuries. The right-hander is under contract for $9 million in 2017 and carries a $10 million club option for 2018. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:00 am
  • Rockies to designate Barnes for assignment
    The Rockies are expected to designate Brandon Barnes for assignment on Monday.

    Advice: The club plans to call up top prospect David Dahl on Sunday, and it looks as though Barnes will be the odd-man out. The 30-year-old outfielder has hit just .220/.250/.320 with no homers, eight RBI and a 30/3 K/BB ratio in 109 plate appearances with the big league club this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:28 pm
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  • Chapman to clubs looking likelier, not done
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that a deal that would send Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs isn't completed yet, but looks even likelier.

    Advice: The Yankees would receive multiple pieces in return including Gleyber Torres. It sounds as though this deal is going to get done soon, though it may not end up getting finished on Sunday night. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:08 pm
  • Cubs, Yanks working toward Chapman trade
    According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Cubs and Yankees are working to finalize an Aroldis Chapman trade.

    Advice: Cubs shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres is believed to be in the package that would head to New York, along with another piece or two. Chapman, a 28-year-old impending free agent, has registered a stellar 2.01 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 44/8 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings since returning in May from a domestic violence suspension. There's a report from Rian Watt of Baseball Prospectus suggesting that the Cubs are trying to work out a contract extension with Chapman on top of the trade. That could be the major hold-up. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:58 pm
  • Astros to call up top prospect Alex Bregman
    The Astros announced that they will call up top prospect Alex Bregman prior to Monday's game versus the Yankees.

    Advice: Finally, after weeks (months, really) of speculation, Bregman is set to make his major league debut. Astros manager A.J. Hinch admitted that he's not sure yet where Bregman will play but the former first-rounder has seen time at shortstop, third base and left field in the minors this season. Rest assured, he'll play regularly wherever it may be. Bregman has batted .306/.406/.580 with 20 homers and seven steals between Double- and Triple-A this season and needs to be picked up in any fantasy leagues where he's still available. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:31 pm
  • Steinbrenner hasn't OK'd selling just yet
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner "has not given authorization to sell top guys" yet.

    Advice: The Aroldis Chapman rumors have been swirling, but it doesn't appear Steinbrenner is ready to give up on the season just yet with the Yanks having won six of their last eight games to pull within shouting distance of a Wild Card spot. Ultimately, it would be hard to see the Bombers not selling, but perhaps it will depend on how they play this week. The Nationals, Cubs and Indians look like the three favorites to land Chapman. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:14 pm
  • Will Middlebrooks leaves with strained leg
    Will Middlebrooks left Sunday's game versus the Cubs with a right lower leg strain.

    Advice: Middlebrooks tweaked his leg while popping out in the third inning. It's unclear whether it could be more than a day-to-day injury, but the Brewers should offer up more on his status at some point. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:51 pm
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  • Report: Indians have best offer for Chapman
    Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM and 670thescore.com reports that the Indians "have the best names on the table" for Aroldis Chapman.

    Advice: Previous reports have had both the Nationals and Cubs out in front in the sweepstakes for Chapman. There's also been a "mystery team" floated. In other words, welcome to the trade deadline. The Indians already have a capable closer in Cody Allen, but adding Chapman would bolster their bullpen for a possible playoff run. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:58 am
  • Anthony Ranaudo recalled from Triple-A
    White Sox recalled RHP Anthony Ranaudo from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Ranaudo holds a 3.03 ERA and 71/12 K/BB ratio over 92 Triple-A innings this season. He'll be utilized in a relief role for now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 am
  • White Sox suspend Chris Sale for five games
    The White Sox have suspended Chris Sale five games for his conduct in a clubhouse incident prior to Saturday's game.

    Advice: Sale cut up some throwback uniforms with a knife after getting into a heated argument with the front office about not wanting to wear the uniforms Saturday. The left-hander is tentatively slated to rejoin the White Sox' rotation on Thursday against the Cubs. General manager Rick Hahn said that the incident won't affect the club's decision on whether to trade the lefty or not, although that could just be GM speak. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 am
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  • Josh Reddick (back) out again on Sunday
    Josh Reddick (back) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a second straight game that he's missed due to a sore back. Reddick is considered day-to-day. Jake Smolinski is in right field Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:50 am
  • Cubs push past Nats as leaders for Chapman?
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Nationals "are trailing at least three other teams" in the pursuit of Aroldis Chapman.

    Advice: It's a notable change, as they had been viewed as the favorite. It was Heyman who previously reported that the Yankees wanted Joe Ross but the Nats weren't willing to part with him, so perhaps that could be a deal killer between the two teams. Heyman backs up FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal's previous report about the Cubs possibly jumping into the lead for Chapman, as he says they're "pushing hard" for the reliever. The Indians and Giants are in on Chapman, as well, although Alex Pavlovic of CSNBayArea.com hears that the Giants "aren't in the final mix" for the reliever. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:13 am
  • Mookie Betts (knee) out again on Sunday
    Mookie Betts (knee) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed two straight starts after departing Friday's contest with a sore right knee. The good news is Betts is expected to be available off the bench and is hoping to be back in the lineup Monday. Brock Holt is in right field and Bryce Brentz is in left Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:33 am
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  • Adam Warren optioned to Triple-A
    Cubs optioned RHP Adam Warren to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Warren has disappointed for the Cubs this season with a 5.91 ERA and 27/19 K/BB ratio over 35 innings. Joe Nathan has assumed his spot in the bullpen. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:24 am
  • Chris Sale won't be at ballpark Sunday
    MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports that Chris Sale is not expected to be at the ballpark on Sunday.

    Advice: Sale was scratched from Saturday's start and sent home after a run-in with the front office regarding throwback uniforms that he didn't want to wear. The White Sox have listed him as the scheduled starter on Thursday against the Cubs, although that could be tentative. Sale has also been mentioned as a trade candidate. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:22 am
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  • Cubs 'strong in mix' for Aroldis Chapman
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs are "strong in mix" for Aroldis Chapman.

    Advice: The Nationals have been perceived as the favorites to land Chapman and they still might be, but the Cubs appear to be a threat. Rosenthal adds that there are "at least two other clubs involved" for Chapman in addition to the Cubs, noting that Giants, Dodgers and Indians in addition to the aforementioned Nats have been connected to the reliever. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:12 am
  • Ventura won't say when Sale will start again
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura on Saturday wouldn't say when Chris Sale would make his next start.

    Advice: Sale was scratched from Saturday's start and sent home after a dust-up with the front office regarding throwback uniforms that he didn't want to wear. "I'll talk about the game, but any of that stuff, we'll wait on that," Ventura said. "I'm not going to discuss what went on in there. But (it's) unfortunate he didn't start tonight. Proud of the guys who filled in." Jose Quintana will start as scheduled on Sunday. Miguel Gonzalez is currently slated to take the ball Monday, although that seems like a spot Sale could easily slide into, assuming he and the front office work out their issues. The left-hander might be traded prior to the deadline. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:33 am
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  • Zack Greinke (oblique) throws bullpen session
    Zack Greinke (oblique) threw a 45-pitch bullpen session Saturday.

    Advice: Greinke came out of the session with no issues. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that the club is still determining what the next step will be for Greinke, although it's possible he's ready to make a rehab start. A return in early August is looking likely if he can avoid a setback. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:14 am
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  • Sale sent home for cutting up throwback uni
    Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports reports Chris Sale was sent home from U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday after cutting up throwback jerseys that he did not want to wear.

    Advice: This story takes another fascinating turn. Via FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal: "Sale asked that they not wear (throwbacks) on his day because they are uncomfortable. Things escalated when they wouldn't relent." Sale went after the jerseys with a knife during pregame batting practice, and then apparently exchanged some words with members of the White Sox front office for putting merchandise sales ahead of winning. He could be traded before the August 1 deadline, though that wouldn't really have anything to do with this odd incident. Matt Albers is starting in Sale's place on Saturday night against the Tigers. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:17 pm
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  • Sale altercation was with front office staff
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick hears the Chris Sale clubhouse incident was with front office staff.

    Advice: Crasnick says the incident began with something "silly" and blew up into a bigger argument. It did not get physical, per a press release from the club, but the words exchanged were serious enough to cause the White Sox to scratch their ace from his scheduled start Saturday night against the Tigers. Matt Albers is going to take the mound instead versus Detroit. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:24 pm
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  • Josh Reddick scratched with back soreness
    Josh Reddick was scratched from the A's lineup on Saturday due to back soreness.

    Advice: It sounds like a day-to-day type of thing. Reddick has posted a cool .295/.374/.433 batting line in 61 games this season and will be a big trade chip for the Athletics ahead of the August 1 non-waiver deadline. There is known to be interest from the Cubs. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:19 pm
  • Report: Sox still talking to teams about Sale
    According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the White Sox are talking to teams about Chris Sale.

    Advice: That's not exactly breaking news -- trade rumors have swirled around Sale for weeks -- but Passan's report is relevant because those discussions are ongoing even after the ace left-hander was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Tigers because of a pregame clubhouse incident. We don't have any details about that incident, only that it was non-physical and did not cause an injury. This could be a very busy night for Sale's Rotoworld profile. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:59 pm
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  • Sale sent home following clubhouse incident
    Chris Sale was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday night against the Tigers because of a pregame "clubhouse incident."

    Advice: Sale was sent home from U.S. Cellular Field and the White Sox will start Matt Albers instead. Via a statement from the White Sox: "The incident, which was non-physical in nature, currently is under further investigation by the club. The White Sox will have no additional comment until the investigation is completed." Odd stuff. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:50 pm
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  • O's place Ubaldo on paternity leave
    Orioles placed RHP Ubaldo Jimenez on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Jimenez was excused from the Orioles on Saturday with his wife going into labor. He'll be gone for 3-7 days. The right-hander hasn't pitched since July 8 anyway. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:43 pm
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  • Chris Sale scratched Saturday due to the flu
    Chris Sale was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday due to the flu.

    Advice: The initial report didn't include the reason for the scratch, so trade speculation swirled for a few minutes. But it's just a minor illness. Matt Albers will start against the Tigers in Sale's place. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:02 pm
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  • Wieters (foot) hoping to return to lineup Mon
    Matt Wieters (foot) is hoping to return to the Orioles' starting lineup on Monday.

    Advice: Wieters has been out all week with a bruised foot. Caleb Joseph is doing the filling in at catcher. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:31 pm
  • Ubaldo Jimenez (baby) excused from O's
    Ubaldo Jimenez has been excused from the Orioles with his wife going into labor.

    Advice: Jimenez could be placed on the paternity leave list if his absence lasts longer than a day or two. The right-hander hasn't appeared in a game for the O's since July 8, when he yielded five earned runs in 1 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:27 pm
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  • Mookie Betts (knee) absent from BoSox lineup
    Mookie Betts (knee) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Betts was removed from Friday's game due to what has been termed as minor soreness in his right knee, and Red Sox manager John Farrell wanted to be safe and give him an extra day to rest. Expect to see him back atop the lineup for Sunday's series finale. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:27 pm
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  • Zimmermann to begin rehab on Sunday
    Jordan Zimmermann (neck) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

    Advice: Zimmermann has been sidelined since the end of June with a strained neck, so he's likely to need at least two rehab starts before he's deemed ready to rejoin the Tigers rotation. Matt Boyd will continue to hold down that rotation spot for the time being. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:23 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 4-2 @Bos
  • Orioles could send Jimenez in trade for Upton
    Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that the Orioles have discussed a potential trade that would send Ubaldo Jimenez and a prospect to the Padres for Melvin Upton.

    Advice: Jimenez would only be included in any deal to help offset the money remaining on Upton's contract, as his actual value is very limited. The veteran right-hander is owed roughly $18 million through next season while Upton is owed more than $22 million over the same time frame. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:00 pm
    Not Active
    W, 3-2 vs Col
  • Betts forced to leave game with knee soreness
    Mookie Betts was forced to leave Friday's game against the Twins due to right knee soreness.

    Advice: Betts started the game off with a bang, belting a leadoff home run for the second consecutive night. It's unclear when exactly he sustained the injury, though it doesn't sound serious. Betts is listed as day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:43 pm
    L, 4-2 vs ^ Det
  • Bautista plays seven innings in rehab game
    Jose Bautista (toe) went 0-for-3 and played seven innings defensively in a minor league rehab game with Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.

    Advice: Bautista is expected to remain there through the weekend, and barring any setbacks he'll rejoin the Blue Jays on Monday. He has been on the shelf since the middle of June due to turf toe. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:29 pm
  • White Sox fielding trade inquiries on Sale
    Jon Heyman of TodaysKnuckleball and FanRag Sports reports that the White Sox "are being inundated with calls of interest in ace Chris Sale."

    Advice: The report comes on the heels of one from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, who said that the White Sox were offered a "king's ransom" for Sale earlier this week and replied with a flat "no." Heyman says that the White Sox "are contemplating a serious sale," but it's unclear at this point whether they'll move Sale or Jose Quintana. He adds that the Red Sox are "greatly interested" in Sale and Quintana but "the list of interested suitors is expected to be extremely long" should the Pale Hose wind up putting them on the trade block. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:20 pm
    Suspended
    Bot 8, 4-2 vs ChC
  • Matt Wieters (foot) held out again on Friday
    Matt Wieters (foot) remained out of the Orioles' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Wieters hasn't played since being hit by a pitch in his foot on Monday. He's considered day-to-day. Caleb Joseph is again behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:07 pm
  • Jordan Zimmermann (neck) nears rehab games
    Jordan Zimmermann (neck) could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo as soon as this weekend.

    Advice: Zimmermann threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Thursday, which was his second time throwing from the bump since going down with a strained neck. He's expected to need two rehab starts before being activated from the disabled list. "We’ll see how far he goes in the first one," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "I’d say he probably needs two. But we’ll let him tell us how he feels and see how deep he goes in the first one." Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:40 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 4-2 @Bos
  • Betts hits leadoff homer in win over Twins
    Mookie Betts finished 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in a win over the Twins on Thursday.

    Advice: Betts jumped on the first pitch he saw from Twins starter Tyler Duffey, leading off the game with a shot over the Green Monster. He added an RBI double in the Red Sox' four-run eighth inning. Betts now ranks among the league leaders in runs scored and runs batted in from the leadoff spot, a testament to the kind of year he's having. The five-tool beast is now hitting .306/.345/.527 with 19 homers, 62 RBI, 78 runs scored and 16 stolen bases on the season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:09 pm
    L, 4-2 vs ^ Det
  • Bregman in left field again Thursday
    Alex Bregman will start in left field for the second straight Thursday with Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Bregman made his first ever start in left field on Wednesday, as the Astros look ahead to where he could fit in the majors. Of course, the club just signed Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel, who figures to play third base once he's ready for the majors. With the way he's hitting, Bregman figures to make it to the majors first, but the added versatility will help his chances of getting regular at-bats down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:23 pm
  • Collins remains out of Tigers' lineup
    Tyler Collins (neck) remains out of the Tigers' lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Collins was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to neck spasms and required a "chiropractic adjustment." Mike Aviles will get another start in the outfield. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:57 pm
  • Cubs looking at A's outfielder Josh Reddick
    According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Cubs are "looking at" A's outfielder Josh Reddick.

    Advice: Morosi notes that Cubs president Theo Epstein drafted Reddick in Boston back in 2006. It's been a frustrating 2016 for the 29-year-old outfielder, who missed part of May and most of June with a fractured thumb, but he has been a productive hitter when healthy for going on five years and he's only owed about $3 million on his current contract. Reddick can become a free agent this winter. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:43 am
  • Bregman notches three hits in left field debut
    Astros SS/3B prospect Alex Bregman smashed three hits while starting in left field Wednesday in a win for Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: The 22-year-old has produced at least two hits in each of his last three games. Playing left field, a position Bregman had never played until Wednesday, is an interesting wrinkle in his development. Bregman is a shortstop by trade but has recently focused on third base because it's his clearest path to the major leagues. Now that Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel has been added to the mix, it might not be a bad idea for Bregman to get comfortable playing the outfield as well. The new top prospect in baseball should make his big league debut later this year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:23 am
  • Matt Wieters (foot) remains out Thursday
    Matt Wieters (foot) is sitting out Thursday.

    Advice: Wieters has been sidelined since taking a pitch off his foot Monday night. X-rays came up negative, but there's still some bruising and discomfort. Caleb Joseph will start behind the plate and bat eighth Thursday afternoon against Yankees lefty CC Sabathia. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:21 am
  • Joey Bats (toe) homered in first rehab at-bat
    Jose Bautista (toe) homered in his first rehab at-bat Wednesday with High-A Dunedin.

    Advice: He finished the night 1-for-3 with a strikeout. Bautista will now move his minor league rehab assignment to Triple-A Buffalo, where he is expected to play two or three games before returning to the Blue Jays' active roster Monday. The veteran slugger has been on the disabled list since mid-June with turf toe. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:58 am
  • Betts goes 3-for-5 and steals a base on Wed.
    Mookie Betts went 3-for-5, including two doubles, and stole a base on Wednesday.

    Advice: Betts is rocking an amazing .302/.342/.516 slash line with 18 homers, 75 runs, 60 RBI and 16 steals. He is on pace to easily surpass his totals from last year's breakout season in every category. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:36 pm
    L, 4-2 vs ^ Det
  • Giants continue to lurk for Miller, Chapman
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Giants are "lingering" in the trade market for Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman.

    Advice: While Crasnick notes that they are interested in the two Yankee bullpen aces, he adds the caveat that the team "might be out-gunned" by the Cubs and Nationals. In addition to Miller and Chapman, Crasnick relays that they have scouted the Phillies' Jeanmar Gomez and David Hernandez, plus Brewers relievers Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:41 pm
  • Alex Bregman may start in LF on Wednesday
    Alex Bregman may get a start in left field on Wednesday at Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: He played third base Tuesday for the first time since his promotion from Double-A Corpus Christi. Bregman is adding some versatility while he knocks down the door for a callup to the major leagues. He's batting .312/.413/.601 with 20 home runs and seven stolen bases in 76 games this season between Double-A and Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:17 am
  • Greinke (oblique) to throw off mound on Wed.
    Zack Greinke (oblique) is scheduled to throw off a mound Wednesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

    Advice: Greinke felt strong after a flat-ground throwing session Tuesday and is ready to take the next step in his rehabilitation from a left oblique strain. The right-hander acknowledged Wednesday that he will probably require a minor league rehab start, which would rule him out for next week's four-game series in Milwaukee. An early-August return is the safer bet. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:11 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-2 @Mil
  • Tyler Collins scratched with neck spasms
    Tyler Collins was scratched from the Tigers' lineup Wednesday because of neck spasms.

    Advice: Mike Aviles will draw the start in right field and bat seventh versus Twins right-hander Ervin Santana. Collins is probably going to be labeled as day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:49 am
  • Street (hamstring) earns his eighth save
    Huston Street (hamstring) picked up his eighth save of the season Tuesday versus the Rangers.

    Advice: Street was forced from an appearance Sunday against the Orioles due to hamstring cramps, but it was obviously nothing serious. He worked around a leadoff single Tuesday, retiring the final three batters he faced to preserve the Angels' two-run lead. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:39 am
  • Reddick hits cue shot walkoff single vs HOU
    Josh Reddick hit a walk-off, opposite-field RBI single to beat the Astros in the 10th inning of Tuesday night's 4-3 victory.

    Advice: Reddick didn't exactly scald the walk-off winner against Tony Sipp, but as the old adage goes, he just needed to hit it where they ain't. In this case, the Astros employed the shift when Reddick stepped to the plate. He proceeded to hit an opposite-field grounder that would have likely been gobbled up by Carlos Correa had the shift not been on. As is, the ball just squeaked through to score Marcus Semien. For the season as a whole, Reddick is slashing .298/.378/.439 with six homers and 23 RBI over 205 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:18 pm
  • Brandon Belt goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Brandon Belt went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's loss and is hitting .208 with no homers in 48 at-bats this month.

    Advice: Belt was due to go into a slump at some point, but even with the off month so far, he still has an .886 OPS for the year. He'll likely pull out of it soon enough. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:29 pm
  • Bautista (toe) begins rehab assignment Wed.
    Jose Bautista (toe) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Dunedin.

    Advice: Bautista will play one game there and three at Triple-A Buffalo before potentially returning to the Blue Jays' active roster next Monday. The veteran slugger has been out since mid-June with turf toe. He had an .815 OPS with 12 home runs, 41 RBI, and 41 runs scored in 65 games before the injury. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:03 pm
  • Greinke (oblique) played catch on Tuesday
    Zack Greinke (oblique) played catch Tuesday.

    Advice: There's talk of Greinke returning next week during the Diamondbacks' four-game series in Milwaukee, but that seems pretty aggressive. Greinke, out since June 29 with a left oblique strain, still hasn't resumed throwing off a mound. An early-August activation is more likely. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:26 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-2 @Mil
  • Alex Bregman starting at third base at AAA
    Alex Bregman is starting at third base for Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday night.

    Advice: It's his first start at the hot corner since his promotion from Double-A Corpus Christi. Third base is the clear spot for Bregman in Houston with Carlos Correa at shortstop and Jose Altuve at second base. The addition of Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel complicates things long term, but Bregman should beat Gurriel to the major leagues this year. These are good problems to have for Houston. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:21 pm
  • Matt Wieters day-to-day with bruised foot
    X-rays turned up negative on Matt Wieters' foot.

    Advice: Wieters was sent for X-rays late Monday night after taking a pitch off his foot in the first inning of the Orioles' series opener against the Yankees. He still managed to catch the entire game, but Caleb Joseph will start in Wieters' place on Tuesday night versus New York. Wieters is considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:59 pm
  • Matt Wieters headed for X-rays on foot
    Matt Wieters was sent for X-rays on his foot after Monday's game.

    Advice: Wieters was hit in the foot by a pitch in the first inning, but he dealt with the soreness and caught the entire game. The Orioles should provide an update on his status prior to Tuesday's game. Rotoworld.com Jul 18, 7:35 pm
  • Zimmermann (neck) throws bullpen session
    Jordan Zimmermann (neck) threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday.

    Advice: Zimmermann reported feeling good and will throw again on Thursday in Chicago. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has said that he'll need to make at least two rehab starts before being activated, so a return in the early part of August appears possible. The veteran right-hander has been out since the end of June with a strained neck. Rotoworld.com Jul 18, 1:17 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 4-2 @Bos
  • Rosenthal: Miller is Indians' top trade target
    Andrew Miller is expected to be the Indians' top trade target, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

    Advice: Cleveland's bullpen consists of entirely right-handed arms and the Indians are intrigued by the possibility of using Miller in a setup role. Of course, the Yankees will be inundated with offers for Miller, who figures to be one of the most coveted relievers available at the trade deadline. The Nationals, Rangers and Cubs have all shown interest and more suitors should emerge as August 1 approaches. Rotoworld.com Jul 18, 10:18 am
  • Cashman thinks Schwarber could hit 50 HR
    According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Yankees GM Brian Cashman covets Kyle Schwarber and believes he'd be a threat for 50 homers if he played at Yankee Stadium.

    Advice: The Cubs are in the market for a late-inning reliever and the Yankees have a surplus of those with Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman both being floated as trade options. Cashman obviously has his sights set on Schwarber, but the Cubs have so far shown no interest in trading him, particularly for a rental like Chapman. Schwarber tore both his LCL and MCL in an outfield collision earlier this season. He's expected to be ready for Opening Day next year. Rotoworld.com Jul 18, 9:57 am
    60-Day DL
    Bot 8, 2-4 x @CWS
  • Yankees scouting Nationals' Triple-A team
    Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post reports the Yankees had scouts in Syracuse this weekend.

    Advice: Syracuse, of course, is home to the Nationals' Triple-A affiliate. Washington has shown keen interest in both Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller and it appears the Yankees are looking for a possible match in the Nationals' minor league system. ESPN's Buster Olney previously said the team would only part with Miller for "the best of the best prospects," and we assume the same goes for Chapman. Rotoworld.com Jul 18, 7:50 am
  • Andrew Miller 'on the radar' of Rangers
    Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Andrew Miller is "on the radar" of the Rangers.

    Advice: The Rangers are looking at both starters and relievers, although Wilson indicates that a reliever is less of a priority. The Yankees have essentially told Miller that they've have to be blown away by an offer in order to consider trading him, so it remains to be seen whether Texas will be willing to offer enough to pry the reliever away. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 9:31 am
  • Chase Whitley (elbow) beginning rehab
    Chase Whitley (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Monday.

    Advice: It's obviously big news for Whitley as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. He figures to be a starting or relief option for the Rays next month. Rotoworld.com Jul 17, 7:26 am
    60-Day DL
  • Zack Greinke (oblique) still feeling tightness
    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Zack Greinke (oblique) is still feeling tightness when he throws.

    Advice: Greinke was aiming to return against Milwaukee at the end of the month but Hale said that's probably a long shot. The right-hander's return date will continue to be a moving target. Zack Godley has absorbed Greinke's spot in the starting rotation. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 4:53 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-2 @Mil
  • Zimmermann to throw bullpen session Monday
    Jordan Zimmermann (neck) threw long tosses from 140 feet on Saturday.

    Advice: He's slated to throw a bullpen session on Monday. Manager Brad Ausmus said Zimmermann will need to make at least two rehab starts before he's ready to join the Tigers' rotation. A strained neck sent Zimmermann to the disabled list earlier this month. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 3:38 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 4-2 @Bos
  • Josh Reddick homers, scores four runs
    Josh Reddick reached four times, homered and scored four runs Friday in Oakland's 8-7 edging of Toronto.

    Advice: Reddick usually comes to the plate with two out and none on, so he's not often in a position to score (or drive in) runs. He had some fun tonight, though. It's the second time in his career that he's scored four runs in a game. He's just the second Athletic in the last two seasons to score four times; Coco Crisp did it on June 25. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 10:55 pm
  • Brandon Belt fans four times
    Brandon Belt opened the second half by striking out four times Friday against the Padres.

    Advice: It's the first time the All-Star has done that since 2014. He entered the night with a 67/54 K/BB ratio in 364 plate appearances, a huge improvement on last year's 147/56 mark in 556 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 10:27 pm
  • Zimmermann (neck) played catch Friday
    Jordan Zimmermann (neck) played catch Friday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

    Advice: Zimmermann also got an adjustment from a chiropractor on Friday morning and reported feeling great after the workout. He's been on the disabled list since July 4, retroactive to July 2, because of a neck and probably isn't going to be able to make it back before the beginning of August. But it should be too much longer. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 2:03 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 4-2 @Bos
  • Tigers recall Tyler Collins from AAA Toledo
    Tigers recalled OF Tyler Collins from Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Collins will fill in for Justin Upton, who was placed on the bereavement list Thursday. Collins has two hits in 20 at-bats this season at the big league level. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 9:46 am
  • Zack Greinke (oblique) played catch Thursday
    Zack Greinke (oblique) played catch from a distance of 60 feet on Thursday.

    Advice: Greinke felt strong during and after the short workout -- his first time throwing a baseball since he landed on the disabled list June 29 with a left oblique strain. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says the Diamondbacks are hoping their ace will return to the starting rotation July 25-26 against Milwaukee. That would probably rule out a minor league rehab start. Rotoworld.com Jul 15, 9:22 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-2 @Mil
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