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  • Cardinals trading for catcher 'in play'
    Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said in an interview on CBS Sports 920 Friday that the Cardinals trading for a catcher is "in play."

    Advice: Strauss mentioned Kurt Suzuki as someone who "would make sense," which is no surprise since the Cards are known to be scouting the Twins backstop. Tony Cruz and George Kottaras are batting a combined .156 (5-for-32) since Yadier Molina (thumb) went down, so St. Louis could look to upgrade for the next month or so until Yadi returns. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:48 am
  • Belt (concussion) feeling no improvement
    Brandon Belt (concussion) admitted Thursday that he's yet to feeling any improvement with his post-concussion symptoms.

    Advice: Belt will visit with a specialist this weekend in San Francisco. The first baseman has been sidelined for the last week after being hit with an errant throw during batting practice and his return is nowhere in sight. Perhaps there will be more clarity with his situation after he's seen the specialist. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:40 am
     
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm vs LAD
  • Yanks 'not being aggressive' for Kennedy
    Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Yankees "are not being aggressive" in their pursuit of Ian Kennedy.

    Advice: It essentially backs up what CBS Sports' Jon Heyman said, as Heyman noted Thursday night that while the Yanks like Kennedy, they're not prepared to give up both third base prospect Eric Jagielo and pitching prospect Ian Clarkin for him. That was the proposed package that ESPN's Jim Bowden reported, but it would be a steep price given that they were the Yankees' two first-round picks last season. San Diego is listening on Kennedy, but he's under control next season so they don't feel obligated to move him now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:35 am
  • Yoenis Cespedes available to pinch-hit
    Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) was available to pinch-hit Thursday.

    Advice: Cespedes didn't start the game after spraining his right thumb on an awkward swing Wednesday. It's a bit of a concern because he's had hand issues in the past, but this one does seem like a minor ailment. Cespedes is listed as day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:09 am
  • Jair Jurrjens outrighted to Triple-A
    Rockies sent RHP Jair Jurrjens outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: Jurrjens had been designated for assignment, but he's cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The veteran righty held a 10.61 ERA and 2.46 WHIP in two starts for the Rockies. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:38 am
     
    Not Active
    5:40 pm vs Pit
  • Blake Beavan activated, then optioned
    Mariners activated RHP Blake Beavan from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-a Tacoma.

    Advice: Beavan is over his shoulder issue, but he'll join Tacoma's rotation rather than the big league roster. The righty allowed two runs over four frames in his lone start for the M's. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:37 am
     
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs Bal
  • Eric Hosmer enters as defensive replacement
    Eric Hosmer entered Thursday's game as a defensive replacement.

    Advice: Hosmer's bruised right hand leaves him unable to swing a bat at the moment, as he was pinch-hit for by Raul Ibanez. He could be limited to defensive work for a few more days. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:16 am
  • Castellanos goes 2-for-4 with a double, 2 RBI
    Nick Castellanos finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Thursday's 6-4 win versus the Angels.

    Advice: This was the fourth consecutive game in which Castellanos has doubled. The well-built third baseman has only six homers, but you can expect some of those doubles (he now has 24) to go over the fence in the future. That utopia may not occur in 2014, as he's slashing an acceptable-but-not-superlative .268/.313/.407. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Richards gets knocked around in loss to DET
    Garrett Richards surrendered four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five in Thursday's setback against the Tigers.

    Advice: This was the first time Richards has allowed more than three earned runs in a start since May 30, the first time he's surrendered as many as seven hits since May 19, and the first time he hasn't completed seven innings of work since June 20. The right-hander has dazzled in his breakout campaign to the tune of an 11-3 record and 2.62 ERA. Don't be surprised if his production drops off, however -- Richards has never thrown more than 157 innings in a season, and he now sits at 137 1/3. The good news is that Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said earlier this week that the club has no plans to limit his workload. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Joseph goes 2-for-3 with a run scored in win
    Caleb Joseph went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Thursday's 4-0 victory over the Mariners.

    Advice: Joseph is now batting .272 (9-for-33) in July, which is a great improvement over the zero he provided offensively in May and June. Of course, the Orioles weren't expecting Matt Wieters' offensive production out of him. AL-only owners should only break Joseph's glass in case of emergency. He's slashing .195/.274/.305. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Chen and O'Day shut out the Mariners
    Wei-Yin Chen blanked the Mariners for eight innings Thursday, combining with Darren O'Day on a five-hitter.

    Advice: Chen fired seven shutout innings against the Red Sox back on June 11. Since then, he'd allowed three earned runs or more in five of six starts, and didn't surrender less than two in any. That stretch saw his ERA spike from 3.76 to 4.21. It's back down to 3.96, a number he'll defend against the Angels next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Iwakuma yields 4 runs in loss to the Orioles
    Hisashi Iwakuma gave up four runs on seven hits over seven innings in a loss to the Orioles on Thursday.

    Advice: Iwakuma struck out five and walked none. The Japanese left-hander was lit up for 10 runs over nine innings (10.00 ERA) over his last two starts of June, but he'd given up only five runs total over his four subsequent starts entering tonight's mediocre showing. In truth, he was great for six shutout innings and awful in a four-run third inning capped by a three-run Delmon Young homer. Iwakuma will take an 8-5 record and 3.09 ERA into a date in Cleveland next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Aoki's single helps Royals walk off in 14th
    Norichika Aoki helped the Royals walk off with an RBI single in Thursday's 14-inning, 2-1 win over the Indians.

    Advice: Aoki had been hitless in his four previous trips to the plate, but ended up becoming the hero. Lorenzo Cain singled and stole second base to lead off the 14th. After Danny Valencia struck out, Aoki singled to left field to plate Cain. Aoki has been hitting better as of late, but still has a mediocre .262/.331/.320 slash line with no home runs, 15 RBI, and eight stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Santana reaches base four times in a loss
    Carlos Santana singled twice and walked twice in six plate appearances as the Indians lost in 14 innings to the Royals on Thursday.

    Advice: Santana was the Indians' only consistent source of offense on Thursday, but they were only able to bring him around once -- to score the tying run in the ninth inning. The first baseman has had a nice turnaround after a sluggish start to the season, now slashing .218/.357/.400 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Kluber flirts with perfecto, but game goes 14
    Corey Kluber brought a perfect game into the seventh inning, ultimately pitching nine innings of one-run (unearned) ball, but the Indians lost in 14 innings to the Royals on Thursday.

    Advice: Kluber's dance with a perfect game ended with one out in the seventh inning when Omar Infante singled on a line drive to center field. Kluber lost his shutout in the eighth when a poor defensive play by Ryan Raburn allowed Mike Moustakas to round the bases on a Little League home run (scored a double and a two-base error). Kluber went nine innings but the Indians needed 14 before they were dispatched. On the night, Kluber allowed two hits, walked none, and struck out 10. The right-hander now has a 2.77 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and a 162/33 K/BB ratio. Kluber will face the Mariners at home next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Yankees talking Kennedy deal with Padres
    ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that the Yankees and Padres are discussing a trade that would send Ian Kennedy to New York in exchange for third base prospect Eric Jagielo and pitching prospect Ian Clarkin.

    Advice: CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says that the Yankees are indeed interested in Kennedy but not if it means giving up both Jagielo and Clarkin. It would be Kennedy's second stint in New York if the trade did go through, as he was drafted by the Yanks and spent his first three big league seasons there. Needless to say, it would be just about the worse-case scenario for his fantasy value going from Petco Park to Yankee Stadium. Kennedy is making $6.1 million this season and is eligible for arbitration for a final time this winter. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:04 pm
  • Hosmer (hand) will not swing bat Thursday
    Eric Hosmer (hand) will not swing a bat Thursday.

    Advice: Hosmer got hit in the right hand by a pitch on Sunday before returning to the lineup Wednesday, but he was forced to make an early exit due to "decreased grip strength." He might have to miss a few days to get back to 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:35 pm
  • Cespedes (thumb) not in A's lineup Thursday
    Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is not in the A's starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Astros.

    Advice: Cespedes sprained his right thumb on a hard swing late Wednesday night -- after clubbing two home runs earlier in the game. X-rays ruled out a fracture, but the Cuban slugger could need multiple days of rest. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 am
  • Padres 'need to be overwhelmed' for Kennedy
    According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Padres "have sent word to some teams that they would need to be overwhelmed to trade" starting pitcher Ian Kennedy.

    Advice: This could be a negotiating ploy on the part of the Padres, or it might just be serious. Kennedy is under contractual control (via arbitration) through the 2015 season, so the San Diego front office can slow-play this and wait for the best offer -- even if it doesn't come until this winter or next summer. The 29-year-old right-hander owns an impressive 3.66 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 143/42 K/BB ratio in 135 1/3 innings (22 starts) this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:17 am
  • Cespedes diagnosed with right thumb sprain
    Yoenis Cespedes has been diagnosed with a right thumb sprain.

    Advice: Cespedes suffered the injury on a violent swing Wednesday night. He had homered twice in the game before exiting. X-rays were negative, but the slugger is likely to sit out of Thursday afternoon's series finale with the Astros. The A's are calling him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:05 am
  • Cespedes goes deep twice, then leaves (thumb)
    Yoenis Cespedes homered twice and drove in five runs before leaving Wednesday's game against the Astros with an apparent left thumb injury.

    Advice: Cespedes went 2-for-4 before exiting in the seventh inning after jamming his hand while spinning to the ground on a violent swing. He's now riding a five-game hitting streak, and a three-game extra base hit streak. It's nice to see him break out of a funk, as he looked lost at the plate earlier this month. Cespedes came into this game batting .145 in July. Hopefully his hand bones are all intact after his nasty spill. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:24 pm
  • Giants 'growing more concerned' about Belt
    According to CSNBayArea.com beat reporter Andrew Baggarly, the Giants are "growing more concerned" about Brandon Belt's concussion.

    Advice: Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Tuesday that Belt was "making progress" and might soon be able to resume some baseball activities, but the first baseman was sent back to the team hotel on Wednesday evening in Philadelphia after exhibiting lingering concussion-related symptoms. There is no timetable for his return at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:40 pm
     
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm vs LAD
  • Hosmer removed from game with hand injury
    Eric Hosmer was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Cubs with "decreased grip strength in his hand."

    Advice: That was the announcement from the Kansas City medical staff. Hosmer got hit by a pitch on Sunday and sat out Monday and Tuesday with what was called a right hand contusion. He obviously needs a little more rest. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:07 pm
  • Hosmer back in Royals' lineup Wednesday
    Eric Hosmer is back in the Royals' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Manager Ned Yost had indicated a desire to sit Hosmer until at least Thursday, but the first baseman has evidently talked his way back into the lineup a day early. Hosmer missed two games due to a bruised right hand, an ailment that was a result of a hit by pitch Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:15 am
  • Hosmer (hand) won't play until Thursday
    Eric Hosmer (hand) isn't expected to return to the Royals' lineup until at least Thursday.

    Advice: Hosmer missed a second straight game Tuesday with a bruised right hand, and he's expected to sit out Wednesday, as well. The first baseman suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch Sunday and the Royals don't want the ailment to linger. "That's why I'm hoping this doesn't linger," manager Ned Yost said. "Give him a couple days now. It might save him. Instead of battling through it, and it affecting him for three weeks, instead of a week. Get it to where it's manageable." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:33 am
  • Santana's three XBH lead Tribe past Twins
    Carlos Santana went 4-for-5 with a home run and nine total bases as the Indians cruised past the Twins 8-2 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Santana had just three extra-base hits in his previous nine games, but the 28-year-old added two doubles to go with his 15th home run of the year. If anything, he deserved to have an even better night from a statistical standpoint -- the homer came with nobody on, and his other three hits drove in just one run combined. The four-hit evening raised his season line to .214/.353/.401. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:01 pm
  • Belt still a couple days away from activity
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Brandon Belt (concussion) is "making progress" but is still a couple days away from resuming baseball activities.

    Advice: Belt was placed on the 7-day concussion DL Monday after being hit in the head by a thrown ball Saturday during batting practice. Concussions are always tricky, but it does sound like he has a chance to return relatively quickly. The Giants are using Buster Posey and Adam Duvall at first base while Belt is out. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:48 pm
     
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm vs LAD
  • Angels won't limit Garrett Richards' workload
    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said Monday that the club has no plans to temporarily shut down Garrett Richards in order to limit his workload.

    Advice: Richards is already at 131 1/3 innings, just a tad shy of the 145 innings he threw last season. He has never thrown more than 157 innings in a season before in pro ball, but Dipoto said there haven't been any discussions about giving him a break. "Not at all," said Dipoto. "Garrett has thrown from end to end in a season. His innings have not escalated to the point where they're 200-plus, but Garrett throws the ball as easily as anybody you'll ever see. It's not a violent delivery, it's not a violent package. He maintains velocity pretty easily." Richards is currently on pace for 216 2/3 innings and could pitch more if the Angels play deep into October. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:41 am
  • Eric Hosmer scratched due to bruised hand
    Eric Hosmer was scratched from Monday's lineup due to a right hand contusion.

    Advice: Hosmer was hit by a pitch on Sunday and remains sore. He doesn't have any broken bones, though, and should be considered day-to-day. Billy Butler is playing first base Monday, while Salvador Perez is in the DH spot. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:22 pm
  • Iwakuma to start Thursday vs. Orioles
    Hisashi Iwakuma has had his next start pushed back to Thursday against the Orioles.

    Advice: Iwakuma was previously scheduled to start Wednesday vs. the Mets, but the Mariners have decided to push him back a day. Wednesday's starter hasn't been announced, but Taijuan Walker is a possibility. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:54 pm
  • Rockies designate Jurrjens for assignment
    Rockies designated RHP Jair Jurrjens for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Ben Paulsen on the active roster. Jurrjens pitched for the Rockies earlier this month and posted a 10.61 ERA and 2.46 WHIP in two starts. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:16 pm
     
    Not Active
    5:40 pm vs Pit
  • Twins, Suzuki extension talks didn't get far
    According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Twins recently explored a contract extension with Kurt Suzuki but "the talks didn't go very far."

    Advice: Suzuki is having a career year offensively, boasting a .305/.364/.389 batting line in 82 games, and may look to cash in on the open market this winter given that productive catchers are in high demand. He signed a one-year, $2.75 million free agent contract with Minnesota last offseason. The Twins could shop the 30-year-old catcher at the July 31 trade deadline if they don't feel like they can afford to re-sign him. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:20 pm
  • Giants place Brandon Belt on concussion DL
    Giants placed 1B Brandon Belt on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Belt was struck in the head by a thrown ball Saturday during batting practice and began showing symptoms of a concussion a few hours later. It's not clear how long he'll be out. Adam Duvall was called up from Triple-A Fresno on Monday to provide depth at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:51 am
     
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm vs LAD
  • Brandon Belt (head) heading to disabled list
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed Sunday that Brandon Belt (concussion) will be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: It's unclear at the moment whether it will be the 7-day concussion disabled list, or the regular 15-day variety. Adam Duvall is expected to meet the team in Philadelphia to take his spot on the roster. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:11 pm
     
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm vs LAD
  • Giants awaiting test results on Belt (head)
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that he's still awaiting concussion test results on Brandon Belt (head).

    Advice: Belt was hit in the face during batting practice Saturday and admitted Sunday that he wasn't feeling very well. The Giants won't make a roster move Sunday, but it's possible one could come prior to the beginning of the series against the Phillies on Monday. Reliever George Kontos is on standby in case a move needs to be made. Buster Posey is at first base Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:58 am
     
    Disabled List
    7:15 pm vs LAD
  • Garrett Richards goes eight strong
    Garrett Richards limited the Mariners to one run and three hits in eight innings on Saturday.

    Advice: Richards wasn't involved in the decision in his latest gem, so his seven-game winning streak is still intact. He's allowed a total of four hits in 15 innings against the Mariners this season, and he's 11-2 with a 2.47 ERA overall. Yeah, he really should have been an All-Star. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:19 pm