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  • Glen Perkins will undergo MRI exam Thursday
    Glen Perkins will undergo an MRI exam on his left elbow/biceps area on Thursday.

    Advice: Perkins looked abysmal on Tuesday night, surrendering a three-run home run to J.D. Martinez en route to blowing his seventh save of the season. He certainly hasn't looked right as of late, posting a 14.21 ERA and 2.21 WHIP over his last eight outings (6 1/3 innings), so hopefully Thursday's exam will provide some answers. Casey Fien or Jared Burton would likely get the call to work the ninth inning in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:53 pm
  • Angel Pagan (back) expected to play on Friday
    The results of Angel Pagan's (back) MRI came back clean on Wednesday and the veteran outfielder expects to return to the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Pagan has reported significant improvement after sitting out the entire three-game set against the Diamondbacks. In what has been a season ravaged by injuries, he has managed to excel when on the field, hitting .302/.342/.391 with three homers, 27 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 95 games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:43 pm
  • Wade LeBlanc likely to start on Saturday
    Wade LeBlanc is the most likely candidate to start for the Angels on Saturday.

    Advice: Angels skipper Mike Scioscia said he wouldn't announce his starter until after Wednesday night's game, but LeBlanc is the most logical choice. With a 6.88 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 14/6 K/BB ratio through his 17 frames, he isn't a good streaming option in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:38 pm
  • Evan Gattis diagnosed with kidney stone
    Evan Gattis has been diagnosed with a kidney stone.

    Advice: Gattis hasn't played since September 7 due to strep throat and hasn't seen much in the way of improvement, but Braves general manager Frank Wren is now optimistic that they've gotten to the root of the problem. The hope is that he could return to the lineup in the next couple of days. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:54 pm
     
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  • Shin-Soo Choo undergoes left ankle surgery
    Shin-Soo Choo had torn cartilage and a small bone spur removed from his left ankle Wednesday.

    Advice: Choo should be fully recovered in 6-8 weeks. The 32-year-old already underwent season-ending surgery late last month for bone spurs his left elbow. He'll look to rebound in 2015 from a disappointing first season in Texas where he batted just .242/.340/.374 with 13 home runs and four stolen bases over 123 games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:22 pm
     
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  • Zimmerman (hammy) plays five sim. innings
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) played five innings of defense in a simulated game Wednesday at the Nationals' spring training complex in Viera, Florida.

    Advice: Zimmerman spent three of those innings at first base and the other two at third, reporting no issues with his hamstring. He's scheduled to DH on Thursday and will then play seven innings of left field on Friday. The Nationals are hoping to have him back on their active roster in some capacity for the final week of the regular season (and then into the playoffs). Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:29 pm
     
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  • Glen Perkins (neck) won't pitch Wednesday
    Glen Perkins (neck) won't pitch on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Perkins, who's been dealing with neck discomfort all month, allowed a three-run homer to blow a save opportunity on Tuesday. He was scheduled to be examined by Twins team doctors on Wednesday afternoon. Jared Burton will close if needed Wednesday versus Detroit. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:25 pm
  • Avila (head) out of Tigers' lineup again Wed.
    Alex Avila (head) is absent from the Tigers' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Avila hasn't played since taking a foul tip off his mask on Sunday. He has a history of concussions, so the Tigers are treating the situation carefully. Bryan Holaday will start at catcher against the Twins. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:49 pm
  • Marcus Stroman suspended six games by MLB
    Major League Baseball has suspended Marcus Stroman six games for intentionally throwing at the Orioles' Caleb Joseph during Monday's game.

    Advice: Stroman has maintained his innocence and will appeal the suspension, but it was pretty clear that he did it on purpose. With expanded rosters, he could just drop the appeal after his next scheduled outing Saturday and simply get a couple extra days off between starts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:52 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
     
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  • Morse (oblique) not expected back Friday
    Michael Morse (oblique) is unlikely to return Friday as initially anticipated.

    Advice: Morse just hasn't progressed as hoped in his recovery from a strained left oblique, as he's still not swinging a bat at 100 percent. It's not clear what the next step is with the veteran, but his timetable is up in the air. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:39 am
  • Angel Pagan to undergo MRI on ailing back
    Angel Pagan is set to undergo an MRI on his back.

    Advice: The Giants had been hoping Pagan could return to action after Thursday's off day, but thing are up in the air now. It's possible he could receive another cortisone shot before attempting to play through the ailment. Pagan could undergo back surgery over the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:36 am
  • Edwin Escobar recalled from Triple-A
    Red Sox recalled LHP Edwin Escobar from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Esocobar tossed a scoreless relief inning last month in his major league debut before being sent back down. He'll give the Red Sox some bullpen length down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:28 am
  • Ryan Lavarnway recalled from Triple-A
    Red Sox recalled 1B Ryan Lavarnway from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Lavarnway has had an injury-shortened season at Pawtucket, hitting .283/.389/.370 with three homers over 62 contests. He doesn't figure to see much playing time down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:22 am
  • Angel Pagan (back) remains out of lineup
    Angel Pagan (back) remained out of the Giants' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's the third straight game he's missed due to his nagging back issue. The Giants are off Thursday, so Pagan will shoot for a return for the weekend series in San Diego. Juan Perez is in center field again Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:16 am
  • Angels to have bullpen start on Saturday
    The Angels will make a "bullpen start" on Saturday against the Rangers in place of the injured Matt Shoemaker (oblique).

    Advice: It will be either Wade LeBlanc or Michael Roth who will start the game, but the Angels will utilize many of the 18 pitchers they're carrying. Shoemaker might miss more than just the one start, so LeBlanc and/or Roth could be needed for another start next week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:14 am
  • Pagan could have back surgery over winter
    Angel Pagan could undergoing surgery on his ailing back over the offseason.

    Advice: Giants manager Bruce Bochy was quick to note that surgery is one of many treatment options for Pagan. The outfielder missed nearly two months of action earlier this season with back issues and has had a couple minor setbacks recently. The club hopes that Pagan is ready to play Wednesday after missing the last two games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:34 am
  • Gentry (concussion) also has sinus issue
    Craig Gentry is now dealing with a sinus condition in addition to his post-concussion issues.

    Advice: Gentry hasn't played since September 9 and it's not looking good for his chances of returning this season. The speedster has been limited to 94 games this year due to injury. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:49 am
  • Eddie Butler recalled from Double-A
    Rockies recalled RHP Eddie Butler from Double-A Tulsa.

    Advice: Butler will start for the Rockies on Saturday. The righty struggled in his major league debut back in June and hasn't posted overly impressive numbers in the minors this season (3.99 ERA, just 69 strikeouts over 117 1/3 innings). However, he remains a top pitching prospect and might be worth a flier in NL-only formats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:41 am
  • Gillaspie's three-run triple crushes Royals
    Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run triple in the seventh inning, and the White Sox held on to beat the Royals 7-5 on Tuesday.

    Advice: With one out and runners on the corners, the Royals opted to walk Jose Abreu to bring up Gillaspie. The 27-year-old made them pay for that decision, ripping a triple into the gap to clear the bases and give the White Sox the lead. The triple was surprisingly his fifth of the season, giving him 57 RBI. Gillaspie finished 2-for-5 in the game to raise his season line to a strong .293/.345/.433. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 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
  • Perkins serves up three-run homer vs. Tigers
    Glen Perkins served up a three-run home run to blow a save opportunity against the Tigers Tuesday.

    Advice: Perkins put runners on the corners with one out and a two-run lead. He then got the dangerous Victor Martinez to pop out, lending hope to the idea that he might get out of the jam unscathed. A J.D. Martinez three-run homer dashed that hope, serving Perkins with his seventh blown save of the season. He stuck around to get the win, but it's little consolation for Perkins' owners. The closer has now allowed runs in four of his last five outings. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:19 pm
  • Angel Pagan (back) out of Tuesday's lineup
    Angel Pagan (back) is not in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Manager Bruce Bochy said after Monday's game that he expected Pagan to be ready to go Tuesday, but obviously that's not the case. Consider Pagan day-to-day. Juan Perez is getting another start in center field Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:04 pm
  • Shin-Soo Choo needs surgery on left ankle
    Shin-Soo Choo is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday on his left ankle.

    Advice: Choo needs the procedure to repair cartilage damage and will be shut down from running for 6-8 weeks. He also had surgery in late August for bone spurs in his left elbow. It was a miserable 2014 for the 32-year-old outfielder, who batted just .242/.340/.374 with 13 home runs and four stolen bases in 123 games. He still has six years and $116 million remaining on his contract with the Rangers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:43 pm
     
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  • Zimmerman (hamstring) plays simulated game
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) played three innings of first base Tuesday in a simulated game at the Nationals' spring training complex in Florida.

    Advice: Zimmerman hit two doubles in five at-bats and ran the bases without issue. He is expected to play five innings at first base on Wednesday with an eye on returning to the Nationals' active roster in some capacity for the final week of the regular season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:17 pm
     
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  • Avila (head) out of DET lineup again Tuesday
    Alex Avila (head) is out of the Tigers' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Avila took a foul tip off his mask on Sunday, so he was held out Monday and Bryan Holaday will get another start behind the plate Tuesday versus the Twins. Avila has a history of concussions, so the Tigers are going to play it safe with him down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:42 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
     
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  • Morse (oblique) should be ready by Friday
    Michael Morse (oblique) should be ready to return by Friday.

    Advice: Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Morse was "tentative" during batting practice Monday, so it will likely take him another couple of days to swing with full intensity. The 32-year-old has been sidelined since late August with a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:54 am
  • Pagan (back) likely to play Tuesday
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy placed a "pretty good percentage" that Angel Pagan (back) will be in the starting lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Pagan was scratched from Monday's lineup with recurring lower back discomfort. His most recent stiffness dates back to Saturday, but the Giants are optimistic it won't keep him sidelined for long. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:46 am
  • 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
  • Marcus Stroman gives up five runs in loss
    Marcus Stroman gave up five runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: The runs all came in the first four innings. In the sixth, Stroman threw behind the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, apparently in retaliation to an earlier incident involving Joseph and Jose Reyes. MLB has refused to suspend pitchers this year for throwing at batters before warnings were issues and Stroman wasn't ejected, so a suspension seems unlikely. Still, one imagines the Orioles won't forget what happened anytime soon. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:48 pm
  • Eddie Butler to start on September 23
    Eddie Butler will be recalled to start on September 23 against the Padres.

    Advice: Butler was optioned to the minors in July after recovering from his shoulder injury, but the Rockies are now ready to give him another shot. It's not clear whether he'll be given just the one start or an addition one before the end of the season. Butler was limited to just 122 2/3 frames between the majors and minors because of the shoulder ailment. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:16 pm
  • Angel Pagan scratched due to back stiffness
    Angel Pagan was scratched from Monday's lineup due to back stiffness.

    Advice: Pagan has had back issues dating back to mid-June and missed a game earlier this month when it flared up on him. It remains to be seen if the flare-up this time will cost him more than a game. Juan Perez took his spot in center field and at the top of the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:00 pm
  • Morse (oblique) still a day or two away
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Michael Morse (oblique) was "tentative" while taking batting practice Monday.

    Advice: He did add that Morse started to loosen up as the session went along, but the outfielder is still at least another day or two away from returning. He's been out since late August due to a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:51 pm
  • Zimmerman (hammy) set for simulated game
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) went through a full workout Monday in Viera, Florida and is slated to play three innings at first base Tuesday in a simulated game.

    Advice: He's expected to progress to five innings on Wednesday and serve as a DH on Thursday before being reevaluated. Zimmerman has been out since late July with a Grade 3 hamstring strain, but the Nationals are hoping to get him back at some point next week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:12 pm
     
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  • Alex Avila (head) not in Monday's lineup
    Alex Avila (head) is not in Monday's lineup against the Twins.

    Advice: Avila left Sunday's game with lightheadedness after taking a foul tip off the mark. The Tigers aren't going to take any chances, given his history. Bryan Holaday will start behind the plate. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:28 pm
  • 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
     
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  • Alex Avila leaves game with lightheadedness
    Alex Avila left Sunday's game against the Indians with lightheadedness.

    Advice: Avila took yet another foul tip off his mask in Sunday's contest. While he didn't display concussion-like symptoms, the Tigers opted to play things cautiously given his history. He is likely to receive an off-day on Monday as well. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:39 pm
  • Perkins works around homer to earn 34th save
    Glen Perkins allowed a solo home run but nothing more, earning the save in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: After blowing a save and taking the loss Saturday, Perkins got right back on the horse to get the save Sunday. He served up a solo homer to Jose Abreu -- not the first pitcher to get victimized by Abreu -- but he closed out the game without incident after that. He's been shaky since late August, but Perkins is still the guy in Minnesota and he needs to be started while he's getting saves. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:24 pm
  • Morse to take BP Monday or Tuesday
    Michael Morse (oblique) won't take batting practice until Monday or Tuesday.

    Advice: Morse had been swinging, but only at about 50 percent. He should return to the lineup shortly if he can swing at full effort Monday or Tuesday, but there are certainly no guarantees that will happen. Morse has yet to play this month due to a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:15 am
  • Perkins blows his seventh save of the season
    Glen Perkins blew his seventh save of the season as the Twins dropped the second half of a doubleheader Saturday night against the White Sox.

    Advice: The Twins also lost the first game, 5-1. They carried a 6-5 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning in the nightcap, but Perkins walked Jose Abreu and then served up a two-run walkoff shot to Dayan Viciedo. He was bothered earlier this month by a neck injury and might not be completely over it yet. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:23 pm
  • Avila slugs go-ahead HR, Tigers stay in first
    Alex Avila slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in the Tigers' 5-4 defeat of the Indians on Saturday.

    Advice: Detroit was trailing 4-3 when Avila took Bryan Shaw deep in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was his only hit of the night, but it helped keep the Tigers at the top of the American League Central standings (by a half-game over the Royals). Avila is batting .222/.329/.371 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI in 117 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:44 pm
  • Craig Gentry (concussion) making improvements
    Craig Gentry (concussion) rode a stationary bike without issue on Saturday afternoon.

    Advice: Gentry has been sidelined since Tuesday after he collided with White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez. He rode a stationary bike Friday and felt dizziness, but everything is trending in the right direction now. The outfielder will have to clear some tests before resuming baseball activities. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:03 pm
  • 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
     
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  • 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
     
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  • Zimmerman to face live pitching on Monday
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is slated to face live pitching in the instructional league in Viera on Monday.

    Advice: Zimmerman was able to run at 60 percent on Friday and continues to make progress toward a return to the Nationals lineup. Even is he returns at some point next week though, he's only expected to see sporadic playing time down the stretch so he isn't a strong option in most mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:26 am
     
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  • 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
     
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  • Zimmerman (hamstring) runs at 60 percent
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) did some running at about 60 percent on Friday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's ran since being placed on the disabled list back in late July. Zimmerman did starts and stops while running and also did some hitting on the field. The next step for the third baseman will be to head to the Nationals' spring training complex on Sunday to get in some live batting practice. Zimmerman could conceivably be activated at some point next week, but the Nats plan to be careful with his playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:23 pm
     
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  • Stroman, Buehrle flip-flopped in rotation
    Mark Buehrle will moved up a day to start on Sunday versus the Rays, pushing Marcus Stroman back a day to face the Orioles on Monday.

    Advice: It's bad news for Stroman owners, as they lose a two-start week and also he'll now have a tougher matchup. He will have two starts next week now, though, and you can't blame the Blue Jays for giving the youngster an extra day of rest. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:24 pm
  • Glen Perkins (neck) cleared to return
    Glen Perkins (neck) was cleared to return to action Thursday.

    Advice: Perkins hasn't pitched since last Friday due to soreness in his neck, but he's made significant progress in recent days and is ready for the next save chance when it presents itself. The left-hander holds a 2.88 ERA and 65/10 K/BB ratio over 59 1/3 innings this season while converting 33-of-38 save opportunities. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:37 am
  • Morse (oblique) likely out this weekend
    Michael Morse (oblique) is not expected to play this weekend.

    Advice: He's still swinging the bat at only 50 percent. Morse is only 10 days removed from straining his oblique, so his continued absence isn't a surprise even though the Giants had expressed optimism that he could be back by now. He's hit .280/.338/.477 with 16 homers and 61 RBI over 130 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:39 pm
  • 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
  • Zimmerman to go to instructional league soon
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is tentatively scheduled to go to the instructional league in Viera, Florida next week.

    Advice: Zimmerman, out since late July with a Grade 3 hamstring strain, resumed taking batting practice earlier this week. Running at full speed will be the real test for his hamstring, but assuming no setbacks, he'll get eased into game action in Florida before rejoining the Nationals. He could make it back during the final week of the regular season, but fantasy owners obviously shouldn't be counting on him at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:17 pm
     
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  • Pagan batting .375 over his last 11 contests
    Angel Pagan went 1-for-3 and drove home a run in Wednesday night's 5-0 win against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Pagan is 20-for-41 in his last 10 games against the Diamondbacks. He's been snacking on more than Arizona pitching recently. Pagan is 18-for-48 (.375) with five RBI, nine runs and two stolen bases in his last 11 games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Gentry still dealing with concussion symptoms
    Craig Gentry is still not available Wednesday with the aftermath of a concussion.

    Advice: Gentry sustained the concussion Tuesday when he collided with White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez. A's manager Bob Melvin did allow that Gentry is feeling a bit better, so there's some hope he the injury won't keep him out too much longer. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:26 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
     
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  • 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
  • Craig Gentry diagnosed with a concussion
    Craig Gentry was diagnosed with a concussion following his collision with White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gentry reached base on a bunt single in the fifth inning but collided violently with Sanchez on the play. It's impossible to guess how long a concussion might sideline someone, but with so little time left in the regular season, it could be the end of Gentry's 2014 campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:32 pm
  • Craig Gentry leaves after collision
    Craig Gentry left Tuesday's game against the White Sox after colliding with second baseman Carlos Sanchez.

    Advice: Gentry was credited with a bunt single, but he paid the price in a nasty collision. It appeared that he might have banged his head against Sanchez's shoulder. The A's will provide an update on Gentry's status before long. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:39 pm
  • Morse (oblique) out until this weekend
    Michael Morse (oblique) will be sidelined at least until this weekend.

    Advice: Morse received a cortisone shot for his strained left oblique last week but remains sore. The slugger has yet to play this month due to the ailment. He's sporting a .280/.338/.477 batting line with 16 homers and 61 RBI over 130 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:57 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
     
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  • Michael Morse (oblique) out again Tuesday
    Michael Morse (oblique) remained out of the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: The club was hoping Morse would be ready Tuesday after missing a week of action, but obviously he's not. He remains day-to-day. Gregor Blanco is in left field again Tuesday in Morse's place. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:35 pm
  • Zimmerman (hamstring) takes BP for first time
    Ryan Zimmerman took batting practice Tuesday for the first time since straining his hamstring.

    Advice: And he looked good, even hitting a ball over the batter's eye in left-center field at Nationals Park. But the major hurdle for Zimmerman is going to be running at full speed and he acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that he's not close to doing that. If he returns before the end of the regular season, it'll likely be in the final week. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:17 pm
     
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  • Glen Perkins (neck) expects to pitch on Wed.
    Glen Perkins (neck) is aiming to return Wednesday.

    Advice: Perkins has been sidelined since Friday due to soreness in his neck, but an MRI taken this weekend showed no structural damage and he felt fine after throwing off a mound on Tuesday afternoon. Jared Burton has been serving as the Twins' fill-in at closer. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:05 pm
  • Marcus Stroman hurls first career shutout
    Marcus Stroman pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game and shutout Monday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Stroman went nine innings a month ago against the Tigers, but that one was decided in extras. Stroman is now 10-5 with a 3.53 ERA, which probably would have been good enough to net him a AL Rookie of the Year award last year. He figures to be shut down a little early unless the Jays can somehow stay in wild card contention, but it's not happening yet. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 7:04 pm
  • Zim unlikely to return before final week
    Mark Zuckerman of NatsInsider.com writes that the odds of Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) returning before the final week of the season "appear slim."

    Advice: That's assuming he's not cleared for full-out running in the next few days, which is unlikely. Zimmerman remains limited to taking light grounders, jogging and throwing and it's not clear when he'll be allowed to swing a bat and run with no restrictions. Nationals manager Matt Williams has also indicated that Zim might not be an everyday player if he does make it back. Fantasy owners don't need to be hanging on to him. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 3:27 pm
     
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  • 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
     
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  • Angel Pagan plates lone run in loss to Tigers
    Angel Pagan went 1-for-5 and drove home the Giants lone run in Sunday night's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Pagan has been an extremely valuable fantasy contributor this season when he's been able to stay in the Giants lineup, unfortunately those times have been limited. Through his 359 at-bats, he's slashing .298/.339/.387 with three homers, 26 RBI and 14 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 9:05 pm
  • Alex Avila returns to starting lineup Sunday
    Alex Avila (head) is in the Tigers starting lineup for Sunday night's contest against the Giants.

    Advice: Avila took a couple of foul tips off his catcher's mask in Tuesday's game and has been held out since. He appeared as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's loss, striking out against Santiago Casilla in the ninth inning. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 1:43 pm
  • Alex Avila returned to action on Saturday September 6. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:50 am
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