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  • Teixeira (wrist) back in Yankees' lineup Wed.
    Mark Teixeira (wrist) is back in the Yankees' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Teixeira missed Tuesday night's game due to wrist discomfort. It's apparently a manageable issue. He's playing first base and batting cleanup versus the Rays. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:15 pm
  • Juan Lagares (elbow) out at least a few games
    Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that Juan Lagares (elbow) will miss at least a few games.

    Advice: Lagares exited Tuesday's contest with a sprained right elbow. It sounds like he's expected back at some point before the end of the season, but the Mets will be careful. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in center field Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:59 pm
  • Juan Lagares dealing with sprained elbow
    Juan Lagares revealed Wednesday that he's nursing a sprained right elbow.

    Advice: It was referred to as a hyperextended elbow by the Mets when he exited Tuesday's game. Lagares said that he needs to consult with the team first before he knows how long he'll be sidelined. More clarity with his situation should be available later Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:34 pm
  • Evan Gattis (strep throat) out again Wed.
    Evan Gattis (strep throat) remained out of the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Gattis hasn't played since September 7 due to the ailment and it's not clear when he might be cleared to return. Christian Bethancourt is at catcher again Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:11 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs x Was
  • Blaine Boyer (shoulder) to throw 'pen session
    Blaine Boyer (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

    Advice: Boyer hasn't pitched since September 4 due to right shoulder fatigue, but he could be cleared to return soon if Wednesday's session goes well. He's been a nice find for the Padres this season, holding a 3.05 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 relief innings. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:31 am
  • Carroll (fingernail) expected to make start
    Scott Carroll (fingernail) is expected to be OK to make his next scheduled start on Tuesday.

    Advice: Carroll dealt with a cracked fingernail in his last outing, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday that the righty "looks OK." If it turns out Carroll can't go, it's possible the club will move up Chris Sale to start, which would give him an extra outing as he pursues the AL Cy Young award. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:32 am
  • Josh Willingham strikes out as pinch-hitter
    Josh Willingham struck out as a pinch-hitter in his return to action Tuesday.

    Advice: Willingham hadn't played since last Thursday, when he suffered a strained groin. It's not clear when he'll be ready to start, but the pinch-hitting appearance suggests he's close. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:40 am
  • Amarista finishes a triple short of the cycle
    Alexi Amarista finished 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and one run scored on Tuesday against the Phillies.

    Advice: He came into this game batting .204 with no extra-base hits in September. So naturally Amarista finishes a triple short of the cycle in Petco, doing most of his damage against Phillies' starter A.J. Burnett. It'll be awhile before you see another performance like this out of Amarista. Even after the monster game, he's batting .242/.292/.313 on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:28 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Tepesch allows 3 runs, hangs on to beat A's
    Nick Tepesch yielded three earned runs in six innings Tuesday in a victory over the A's.

    Advice: Tepesch wasn't impressive -- striking out one and walking two -- but Scott Kazmir languished across the way, allowing him to hang in there for a victory. He hadn't secured one of those since August 6, a string of six starts. Tepesch's overall numbers remain poor (5-11, 4.47 ERA), but he had a 3.89 ERA in seven starts since the beginning of August entering tonight's game. The 25-year-old squares off against the Angels this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Gordon has two RBI, stolen base vs. White Sox
    Alex Gordon had a two-run single and stole a base in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Gordon finished the night 1-for-4, but the hit was a big one, plating two in the third inning to give the Royals a short-lived lead. He walked and stole his 12th base of the season in the fifth inning, eventually coming around to score. Gordon now has 70 RBI and 82 runs scored to go with a .270/.352/.440 line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Aoki turns in second straight four-hit night
    Norichika Aoki turned in his second straight four-hit game Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: With eight hits in his last nine at-bats -- all but one of which have been singles -- Aoki has raised his batting average from .265 to .277 in the two-game span. Aoki also stole a base in Tuesday's game, his 16th stolen base of the season. Aided by his back-to-back outstanding performances, the 32-year-old is batting an impressive .396 in the month of September. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
     
    5:10 pm vs ^ CWS
  • Rosenthal takes sixth blown save vs. Brewers
    Trevor Rosenthal allowed a run on a hit and two walks Tuesday, suffering the blown save against the Brewers.

    Advice: Rosenthal was erratic from the start, walking Jonathan Lucroy before allowing a double by Aramis Ramirez on a hanging changeup. He wouldn't allow another hit in the inning, sandwiching an intentional walk between three outs, but a sacrifice fly from Matt Clark tied the game and saddled Rosenthal with his sixth blown save of the year. It was mild as far as blown saves go, but it was disappointing after Rosenthal appeared to be in command while earning his 44th save Sunday. Still, he's the guy in the ninth inning for the Cardinals from here out, for better or worse. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Casilla shuts out the lights against Arizona
    Santiago Casilla earned his 16th save of the season Tuesday by tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He induced a Mark Trumbo ground out, whiffed Miguel Montero swinging, and got Cliff Pennington to pop out to center. Casilla had given up runs in three of his last five outings. Even so, he boasts a 1.86 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 41/15 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings. Casilla is 16-for-20 in save conversions. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • C Posey's homer helps to sink the Snakes
    Buster Posey went 2-for-4 with a homer in the Giants' 2-1 win against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: If you're one of those owners with a meticulous nature, you may have known that Posey against Arizona starter Josh Collmenter was one of the best matchups on the board tonight. Long story short, it cashed, and Posey is now 11-for-18 (.611) with three home runs and a double lifetime against Collmenter. Posey also came into tonight batting .408 with 12 RBI in his last 13 games at Chase Field. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Collmenter works 8 innings in loss to Giants
    Josh Collmenter painted eight innings of two-run ball but took the loss in Tuesday's 2-1 setback against the Giants.

    Advice: Collmenter pitched beautifully, but unfortunately he had to lock horns with a dealing Jake Peavy. The right-hander only struck out one, but he didn't walk a batter. He's only four earned runs and 14 hits across 35 2/3 innings in his last five starts, good for a 1.01 ERA. Collmenter (10-8, 3.60 ERA) has a nice matchup on deck with a date versus the Twins in Minnesota. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Dickerson has homer, four RBI to rout Dodgers
    Corey Dickerson went 2-for-4 with a triple, home run and four RBI in the Rockies' 10-4 rout of the Dodgers on Tuesday.

    Advice: In the fourth inning, Dickerson connected for a two-run shot, his 23rd home run of the season, off Dodgers starter Dan Haren. He added a two-run triple in the eighth inning, his fifth triple of the season. The 25-year-old has emerged as an offensive star this season, batting .307/.360/.566 with 73 RBI and 70 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Juan Lagares exits with hyperextended elbow
    Juan Lagares left Tuesday's game against the Marlins with a hyperextended right elbow.

    Advice: It's not clear how Lagares suffered the injury. More should be revealed about his status after the game. Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced him in center field. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:39 pm
  • Teixeira sits Tuesday due to wrist discomfort
    Mark Teixeira is out of the Yankees' starting lineup on Tuesday due to lingering wrist discomfort.

    Advice: Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters that he'll rely on Teixeira to tell the team when he's ready to return. It's a day-to-day situation for now. Teixeira had surgery on that same wrist last season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:06 pm
  • Evan Gattis (strep throat) out again Tuesday
    Evan Gattis (strep throat) remains out of the Braves' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Gattis is dealing with strep throat and will now miss his eighth straight start. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:11 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs x Was
  • Posey drives in a run in loss to the Snakes
    Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Giants fell to the Diamondbacks 6-2 on Monday.

    Advice: He has hit safely in six straight. Posey has knocked in 27 of his 86 RBI in his last 23 games. He's been particularly hot in the season's final month, going 22-for-49 (.449) with two homers and 14 RBI in September. The catcher typically feasts on Rattler pitchers, coming into this one hitting .375 with 17 RBI in his last 18 against Arizona. He's slashing .311/.362/.488 with 20 homers. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:45 pm
  • Nori Aoki reaches five times in Royals' win
    Nori Aoki went 4-for-4 with a double and a walk to lead the Royals to a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Aoki doubled in a tie game in the bottom of the ninth, only to be replaced by a pinch-runner despite his plus speed. It ended up working out for the Royals, as the outrageously fast Terrence Gore scored from second on an infield single to win the game. Aoki is hitting .349 in 43 at-bats this month, though he's not doing much else to help fantasy owners at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:04 pm
     
    5:10 pm vs ^ CWS
  • Evan Gattis (strep throat) out again Monday
    Evan Gattis (strep throat) is out of the Braves' lineup again Monday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Gattis hasn't played since last Sunday due to strep throat. He's scheduled to meet with doctors to determine why his symptoms haven't subsided. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:17 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs x Was
  • Rosenthal strikes out side to earn 44th save
    Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth inning Sunday, earning the save against the Rockies.

    Advice: Rosenthal looked as good as he has all season in the save, hitting triple digits on the radar gun and finishing off Charlie Blackmon with a changeup to end the game. Rosenthal has 44 saves on the year to go with a 3.22 ERA and 85/39 K/BB ratio over 67 innings this year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:21 pm
  • Blaine Boyer (shoulder) to throw 'pen session
    Blaine Boyer (shoulder) could throw a bullpen session this week.

    Advice: Boyer hasn't pitched since September 4 due to right shoulder fatigue. He's hoping to make it back before the end of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:06 am
  • Josh Willingham nursing strained groin
    Josh Willingham has been unavailable the last couple days after straining his groin on Thursday.

    Advice: "He feels a little better," Royals manager Ned Yost said Saturday. "Tried to take some swings in the cage (Friday) and felt it still a little bit, swinging. But I imagine he'll be available to pinch hit here in the next couple days." Willingham is hitting .274/.384/.452 with two homers over 20 games since joining the Royals. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:49 am
  • Gattis (strep throat) to miss Sunday as well
    Evan Gattis (strep throat) will remain out of the Braves' lineup on Sunday versus the Rangers.

    Advice: Gattis has been sidelined with strep since Monday. This is obviously bad news for the Braves as they battle for a spot in the playoffs. He is batting .270/.325/.507 with 22 homers and 52 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:10 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs x Was
  • Evan Gattis remains out of Braves lineup
    Evan Gattis (strep throat) remains out of the Braves starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Gattis reported feeling better on Saturday morning, but the Braves are rolling with Christian Bethancourt behind the dish and Tommy La Stella at designated hitter instead. Look for the White Bear to return to the middle of the Braves lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Rangers. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:16 am
     
    4:10 pm vs x Was
  • Gattis (strep throat) remains out of lineup
    Evan Gattis (strep throat) remained out of the Braves' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The Braves had anticipated him being ready for designated hitter duty in Texas, but Gattis still isn't feeling up to it. He'll visit the doctor Friday to see if there's anything else he can try to do to get him ready to play at some point this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:47 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs x Was
  • Buster Posey propels Giants to win
    Buster Posey went 3-for-5 with an RBI as the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 6-2 on Thursday.

    Advice: It would have been a four-hit day if not for a nice play in the eighth. Even so, Posey is hitting .472 in 36 at-bats this month and .371 with eight homers and 28 RBI in 143 at-bats since the beginning of August. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:26 pm
  • Collmenter works 6 SO innings in ND vs. SFG
    Josh Collmenter painted six shutout innings in Wednesday's no-decision against the Giants.

    Advice: Collmenter scattered three hits and struck out three in remaining stuck one win shy of a new career high. He's 2-0 in his last four starts, having held opposing offenses to two earned runs and 14 hits across 27 2/3 innings. The right-hander attributes his recent success locating the ball intelligently and mixing up his pitches. Collmenter (10-7, 3.67 ERA) has a rematch against San Francisco on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:41 pm
  • Evan Gattis (strep throat) to DH this weekend
    Evan Gattis (strep throat) is expected to be ready to serve as the designated hitter this weekend in Texas.

    Advice: Gattis will miss a third straight game Wednesday due to strep throat, but he's feeling better and will be ready to at least bat over the weekend. "El Oso Blanco" is hitting .270/.325/.507 with 22 homers and 52 RBI over 102 games this season. Christian Bethancourt is behind the plate again Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:03 am
     
    4:10 pm vs x Was
  • Amarista snaps morbid 0-for-17 streak
    Alexi Amarista snapped an 0-for-17 stretch of futility by going 1-for-4 with a run scored Tuesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Amarista's calling card is his defense, but even the leather wouldn't keep him in the lineup for most teams. The Padres have always viewed offense as optional, so he makes for a nice fit. Amarista is slashing .234/.285/.298 with three homers over 359 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:36 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Posey drives in a pair of runs in 5-1 victory
    Buster Posey finished 0-for-4 but still drove in a pair of runs in the Giants' 5-1 win against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: He grounded into an RBI fielder's choice in the second inning, and lifted a sacrifice fly to left in the sixth to score Angel Pagan. Posey adores Arizona pitching. Even though he didn't hit safely tonight, he came into this game batting .390 with three homers and 14 RBI in his last 15 games versus the Snakes. It wasn't a surprise he scratched out an RBI against Wade Miley, against whom he entered 9-for-20 with a homer and three doubles lifetime. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:57 pm
  • Gattis (strep throat) aims for Friday return
    Evan Gattis (strep throat) is hoping to return to the Braves' lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Gattis missed a second straight game Tuesday due to strep throat. His symptoms are improving, but the Braves have told him to stay at the team hotel through Wednesday before making the trip to Texas this weekend. "He's feeling better, but he's still at the hotel," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Hopefully we'll get to see him tomorrow sometime, because we've got to fly out tomorrow. I don't know when, if it'll be game time or what, but I'm sure we'll see him." Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:46 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs x Was
  • Blaine Boyer nursing fatigued shoulder
    Blaine Boyer hasn't pitched since Thursday's due to right shoulder fatigue.

    Advice: He hasn't thrown a ball since then, but Boyer thinks he'll be back soon. "I think we all came to the conclusion that it's just fatigue, fatigue in the back part of my shoulder," Boyer said. "The strength is still there, everything else is fine. It's just a matter of fatigue, as simple as that. The rest has helped. We're doing a lot of treatment." Boyer has been a nice surprise for the Padres this season, posting a 3.05 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 relief innings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:55 pm
  • Evan Gattis sits Monday due to strep throat
    Evan Gattis is out Monday due to strep throat.

    Advice: The Braves are starting Gerald Laird at catcher in their series-opener against the Nationals and can't say for certain when Gattis might be able to return. It's probably going to be at least a couple of days. Gattis has an .832 OPS and 22 home runs. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 12:50 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs x Was
  • Scott Carroll pitches well in loss
    Scott Carroll took a tough-luck loss Sunday, going seven frames and allowing two runs versus the Indians.

    Advice: Carroll allowed seven hits (six singles) while walking one and striking out one, but he was bested by Carlos Carrasco. The nice effort was Carroll's first quality start since late July. He'll try to keep it going next weekend at home against the Twins. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:07 pm
  • Josh Willingham doubles in return to action
    Josh Willingham doubled and scored a run in his return to the lineup Saturday.

    Advice: Willingham had been unavailable for over a week due to a slight intercostal strain. He's hit .265/.368/.490 with two homers in 16 games for the Royals. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:50 am
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