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  • Yanks recall RHP Cotham from Triple-A
    Yankees recalled RHP Caleb Cotham from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Cotham made his major league debut last Wednesday, but was sent down after throwing 36 pitches over 1 2/3 innings. He'll hope to stick around longer this time. Rotoworld.com 52 minutes ago
  • Yanks place Ackley (lumbar strain) on DL
    Yankees placed OF/INF Dustin Ackley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 3, with a right lumbar strain.

    Advice: Ackley was acquired from the Mariners last week and was a potential threat for playing time at second base, but that will have to wait for now. The Yankees called up right-hander Caleb Cotham to take his place on the active roster. Rotoworld.com 54 minutes ago
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    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Tigers calling up LHP Boyd?
    James Wagner of the Toledo Blade writes that Matt Boyd's locker was empty after Tuesday's game with Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: This would seem to indicate that Boyd could be on his way to the majors. Acquired from the Blue Jays last week in the David Price deal, the southpaw threw two innings and 40 pitches in his organizational debut on Saturday, which some have speculated was a sign that he would be called up to start on short rest. Jason Beck of MLB.com writes that it's unlikely he'll pitch Tuesday, but that Wednesday is a strong possibility. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:52 am
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    4:08 pm vs KC
     
  • Gomes homers, but Indians drop game to LAA
    Yan Gomes finished 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Gomes clubbed a two-run home run in the first inning to extend the Indians' lead to 3-0. The backstop has swung a better bat since the beginning of July, but still has a measly .227/.254/.369 batting line on the year along with six home runs and 20 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Richards fans 11 as Angels beat the Indians
    Garrett Richards allowed four runs and struck out a season-high 11 batters in 7 1/3 innings as the Angels hung on to beat the Indians on Monday.

    Advice: Richards fell behind 3-0 after the first inning, but corrected course after that. He gave up four hits and three walks along with the 11 K's. The right-hander moves to 11-8 on the year with a 3.46 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 102/44 K/BB ratio over 130 innings. Richards will take the hill at home against the Orioles in his next start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Davis clubs another homer as O's beat the A's
    Chris Davis went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Monday's win versus the Athletics.

    Advice: Davis gave the Orioles a 3-0 lead in the first inning when he took Jesse Chavez yard with a pair of ducks on the pond. He's homered in back-to-back games, and eight times in his last 13 games. Davis now owns a .245/.325/.508 batting line with 27 home runs and 75 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • Chavez chased by the Orioles after 3 2/3 IP
    Jesse Chavez was chased after 3 2/3 innings, giving up six runs to the Orioles in Monday's loss.

    Advice: Chris Davis put Chavez against the ropes early with a three-run home run in the first inning. Caleb Joseph added a two-run blast in the fourth. Overall, the right-hander allowed nine hits and two walks while striking out only one. It ranks as Chavez's poorest start of the year, but he still holds a 3.88 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and a 100/33 K/BB ratio over 118 1/3 innings. He'll toe the rubber at home against the Astros in his next outing. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Wilson strong in 7 2/3 IP spot start for O's
    Tyler Wilson held the Athletics to two runs in 7 2/3 innings, earning a win in a spot start on Monday.

    Advice: Wilson scattered six hits and a pair of walks with three strikeouts. He allowed a run in the fourth inning on an RBI single to Ike Davis, and the other on an RBI double from Stephen Vogt in the eighth. The right-hander has been effective in 24 2/3 innings in the majors this year, sporting a 2.19 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and a 7/5 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Blackmon's 4-hit night wasted as Rockies lose
    Charlie Blackmon registered four hits, including two doubles, in six at-bats on Monday as the Rockies were felled by the Mariners.

    Advice: Blackmon doubled to lead off the bottom of the first and came around to score on a Jose Reyes single. He added an RBI double in the sixth inning. It's been another fine year for the outfielder, who's hitting .298/.366/.471 with 12 home runs, 44 RBI, 29 stolen bases, and 64 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Seager has a big night as Mariners edge Rocks
    Kyle Seager went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a solo home run, and three runs scored on Monday as the Mariners outlasted the Rockies.

    Advice: Seager hit the first of back-to-back home runs with Nelson Cruz. He also scored runs in the first and seventh innings. The third baseman had been in a slump, batting .133 (4-for-30) in his previous seven games. Seager's numbers on the season are solid, hitting .270/.329/.447 with 16 home runs and 44 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Boxberger averts trouble, gets his 27th save
    Brad Boxberger worked out of trouble to earn his 27th save as the Rays beat the White Sox 5-4 on Monday.

    Advice: Boxberger allowed a leadoff single to Alexei Ramirez, who promptly stole second base. Adam LaRoche then hit a single to center field, but Ramirez was thrown out. Avisail Garcia then struck out, and Carlos Sanchez lined out to end the game. Boxberger moves to 27-for-29 in save chances with a 56/21 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Quintana solid in a no-decision vs. the Rays
    Jose Quintana held the Rays to two runs in six innings, but took a no-decision as the White Sox lost late on Monday.

    Advice: Quintana allowed an RBI double in the first inning and a sacrifice fly in the fifth, accounting for the damage. He scattered seven hits and a walk while striking out seven, but the White Sox wouldn't score until he was out of the game. Despite having only six wins, Quintana has a solid 3.50 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 123/29 K/BB ratio over 141 1/3 innings. He will face the tough Royals on the road in his next start. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Karns pitches well in a no-decision vs. CHW
    Nate Karns pitched well, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings, but got a no-decision as the Rays rallied late to overcome the White Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Karns was working on a shutout until Jose Abreu bashed a two-run home run in the sixth inning, chasing the right-hander from the game. He gave up only three hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven. Karns has limited the opposition to two or fewer runs in 16 of 21 starts, resulting in a 3.37 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a 113/42 K/BB ratio over 120 1/3 innings. He'll do battle with the Mets at home next. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Abreu homers, but White Sox lose late to Rays
    Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Abreu tied the game up at 2-2 in the sixth inning when he drilled a two-run home run to center field off of Nate Karns. The first baseman has been on a power surge of late, homering five times in his last 11 games, giving him 19 on the year along with 64 RBI and a .299/.355/.510 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Sizemore homers, Rays rally late vs White Sox
    Grady Sizemore ripped a game-tying solo home run, aiding in a comeback win over the White Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Sizemore entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning and doubled, then later scored. The next inning, he slugged a game-tying solo home run off of lefty reliever Zach Duke. Aside from a few productive games in early July shortly after joining the Rays, Sizemore hasn't done much at the plate, batting .241/.250/.448 with three home runs and eight RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Davis provides Orioles' only offense with HR
    Chris Davis went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Davis provided the only blemish on the afternoon for the Tigers' young lefty Daniel Norris, homering in the fourth inning. The 1B/OF has matched last year's home run total at 26, and has also knocked in 72 runs while hitting .245/.327/.504. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:18 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • Tyler Wilson to start for Orioles on Monday
    Orioles recalled RHP Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: He'll draw a spot start for the Orioles on Monday against the Athletics in Oakland. The 25-year-old hurler has appeared in five games for the O's this season, compiling a 2.12 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 4/3 K/BB ratio in 17 innings. He doesn't make for a very attractive streaming option in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:37 pm
  • Yan Gomes not in Sunday's lineup
    Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Roberto Perez will catch in Gomes' place. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:26 am
  • Blackmon doubles and triples to spark victory
    Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a double and triple in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: With the big game, Blackmon's now hit six triples. He's slashing .292/.361/.464 with 12 homers and 44 RBI. The Rockies are playing out the string, but that's not Blackmon's fault, and he's hitting toward career highs in multiple offensive categories to this point in the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:35 pm
  • Nathan Karns pushed back until Monday
    Nathan Karns will make his next start on Monday against the White Sox.

    Advice: He gets moved back a day as Jake Odorizzi will take the hill on Sunday against the Red Sox. It's a tough blow for fantasy owners in weekly formats who used Karns this week, as he loses a double, though it's made up next week with the White Sox and Mets on tap. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:37 am
  • Rays recall Grady Sizemore from Triple-A
    Rays recalled OF Grady Sizemore from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: He takes the place of Mikie Mahtook on the Rays roster. Prior to his demotion, the veteran outfielder was hitting .235/.245/.392 with two homers, seven RBI and a 13/1 K/BB ratio in 15 games with the Rays. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:09 am
  • Abreu smacks two-run homer vs. Yankees
    Jose Abreu launched a two-run homer Friday in a losing effort against the Yankees.

    Advice: Abreu finished July with a flourish, batting .381 (16-for-42) with four home runs and 15 RBI over his last 11 games. He has hit safely in all of them. The 28-year-old is in a good situation in Chicago and it would be no surprise if he led the AL in homers over the final two months of the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:44 pm
  • Chris Davis homers, knocks in four runs
    Chris Davis went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, four RBI and a walk Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Davis has six homers in 13 games since the All-Star break and 25 overall. It's not nearly the same kind of season he had in 2013, not with his .244 average, but it's is a big improvement on what he did last year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:28 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • Yanks option RHP Cotham to Triple-A
    Yankees optioned RHP Caleb Cotham to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Cotham made his major league debut Wednesday, but threw 36 pitches over 1 2/3 innings. The Yankees sent him down for a fresh arm, but he should get another shot down the line. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:40 pm
  • Yankees acquire Dustin Ackley from Mariners
    Yankees acquired OF/INF Dustin Ackley from the Mariners for OF Ramon Flores and RHP Jose Ramirez.

    Advice: The Mariners selected Ackley with the No. 2 overall pick in 2009, but things never quite came together for him in Seattle, as he produced a disappointing .243/.306/.366 batting line over 584 games. The Yankees will have to hope that the change of scenery will make a difference for him. He could be a possibility to get some looks at second base over Stephen Drew. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:57 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Report: Yankees to acquire Dustin Ackley
    Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the Yankees are set to acquire Dustin Ackley from the Mariners.

    Advice: Ramon Flores and Jose Ramirez will be going back to Seattle. Ackley, 27, is batting just .215/.270/.366 with six home runs and 19 RBI over 207 plate appearances this season. While he's another option for second base, he has mostly played in the outfield in 2015. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:27 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Bos
     
  • Tigers get Boyd, two others for Price
    Tigers acquired LHPs Matt Boyd, Jairo Labourt, and Daniel Norris from the Blue Jays for LHP David Price.

    Advice: Boyd, a 6-foot-3 southpaw, boasts a 1.68 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and 107/24 K/BB ratio in 112 2/3 innings this season between Double-A and Triple-A. He made two starts earlier this year for Toronto and neither went particularly well, but the 24-year-old former sixth-round pick looks like a nice long-term rotation piece for the retooling Tigers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:34 am
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    4:08 pm vs KC
     
  • TB listening to offers for starter Nate Karns
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Rays are listening to offers for Nate Karns.

    Advice: Passan says Karns is drawing interest "from a number of teams," and rightly so. The 27-year-old right-hander has posted an impressive 3.37 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 106/40 K/BB ratio across 115 innings this season for Tampa Bay and he is under contractual control through 2020. It'll probably take a big return for the Rays to move him. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:21 am
  • Chavez unimpressive in a no-decision vs. LAD
    Jesse Chavez scuffled Wednesday night against the Dodgers, surrendering three runs over five innings in a no-decision.

    Advice: Chavez got a gift when opposing starter Clayton Kershaw was scratched before first pitch, but he couldn't capitalize. The 31-year-old hurler hasn't completed seven innings in a month-and-a-half and he'd given up four runs in three of his four July outings before tonight, causing his ERA to jump from 3.02 to 3.53 after tonight's outing. He'll try to turn things around against the Orioles on Monday, kicking off a two-start week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:40 pm
  • Jose Quintana wins second straight start
    Jose Quintana held the Red Sox to two runs in 6 1/3 innings to pick up a win on Wednesday.

    Advice: Quintana got a month's worth of run support tonight, as the White Sox busted out for nine runs to give him his sixth win of the season. It's the first time they've done so well in one of his starts since July 2014. With a shutout of the Indians last time out, Quintana has won back-to-back starts for the first time this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:02 pm
  • Richards falters late, loses to the Astros
    Garrett Richards came apart late, allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Astros on Wednesday.

    Advice: Richards had a no-hitter through the first four innings, but the Astros manufactured a pair of runs in the fifth, then clubbed a solo home run in both the sixth and seventh. Overall, the right-hander gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out three. Richards has cobbled together a fine season, currently holding a 3.38 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP and a 91/41 K/BB ratio over 122 2/3 innings. He'll take a crack at the struggling Indians at home next week. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:05 pm
  • Caleb Cotham called up from Triple-A
    Yankees purchased the contract of RHP Caleb Cotham from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: He's taking Chris Capuano's spot on the roster. Cotham earned the promotion with a 2.17 ERA and 53/10 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 relief innings between Double- and Triple-A this season. He'll be used in middle relief. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:56 am
  • Abreu homers among three hits, White Sox roll
    Jose Abreu went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as the White Sox jumped on the Red Sox 9-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Abreu had three of the team's 14 hits on the evening, hitting a two-run homer in the sixth before adding an RBI double in the eighth. The homer was his 16th of the year, giving him 56 RBI. The three-hit night extended his modest hitting streak to eight games while raising his overall line to .296/.349/.489. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:44 pm
  • Davis has 2 HR, 5 RBI to down the Braves
    Chris Davis crushed a pair of home runs to drive in five runs, helping the Orioles take down the Braves on Tuesday.

    Advice: The O's fell behind 2-0 in the top of the first inning, but Davis quickly responded with a three-run home run in the bottom half. He added a two-run shot in the second, with both blasts coming against Julio Teheran -- his only hits in four at-bats on the night. Davis is swinging a hot stick as he's homered five times in his last seven games, giving him 24 on the season with 65 RBI and a .243/.325/.497 line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:09 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • Rays unlikely to trade Boxberger, McGee
    Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that it would take a "deadline type premium" for the Rays to trade Brad Boxberger or Jake McGee.

    Advice: Boxberger isn't eligible for arbitration until after next season, so he always seemed unlikely to be dealt. It appears McGee will also probably stay put even though he's starting to get expensive in arbitration. Kevin Jepsen seems like the Rays reliever most likely to be on the move. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:03 pm
  • Yan Gomes not in Indians' lineup Tuesday
    Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: It's just a day off for the 28-year-old catcher, who has a disappointing .223/.249/.346 slash line on the season. He's a pretty good bet to produce better numbers down the stretch. Roberto Perez is starting behind the plate Tuesday night against the Royals. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Boxberger closes out Tigers for his 25th save
    Brad Boxberger picked up his 25th save with a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's 5-2 victory over the Tigers.

    Advice: Boxberger struck out J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos, issued a walk to Alex Avila, then got Jose Iglesias to ground out to end the game. The right-hander is now 25-for-27 in save chances on the year with a 3.10 ERA and a 51/20 K/BB ratio over 40 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:56 pm
  • Karns stymies Tigers, allows one run in 6 IP
    Nate Karns got the win on Monday against the Tigers after limiting them to a lone run in six innings of work.

    Advice: Karns tossed six shutout innings, but allowed a leadoff home run to Yoenis Cespedes in the seventh. Victor Martinez added a single before the right-hander was lifted. They were two of three hits he allowed on the night with no walks and three strikeouts. Karns has limited the opposition to two or fewer runs in seven of his last eight starts and now boasts a 3.37 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP and a 106/40 K/BB ratio over 115 innings. He'll face the Red Sox at Fenway Park next. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:54 pm
  • Cards 'don't appear high' on O's Chris Davis
    According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Cardinals "don't appear to be high" on Chris Davis.

    Advice: St. Louis is known to be in search of an upgrade at first base, but the Cardinals' primary target seems to be the Brewers' Adam Lind. Crasnick says the Cards are "wary" of Davis' lofty strikeout totals, and it also probably helps that Lind carries a team-friendly option for 2016 whereas Davis is due to become a free agent. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:22 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • Abreu notches three RBI in win over Indians
    Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with three RBI in Saturday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: Abreu did his damage with a pair of RBI singles, the first a two-RBI base knock off Indians starter Carlos Carrasco in the first inning. He would notch the other single in the ninth inning, pushing the score to 9-3. Abreu's hitting .289/.339/.473 with 15 homers and 52 RBI this season. He's not going to match the 36 homers he hit last season unless he goes on an epic power surge, but it's been a nice sophomore campaign even without quite as many pyrotechnics. Rotoworld.com Jul 25, 7:13 pm
  • Davis crushes grand slam in O's win
    Chris Davis launched a grand slam in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Rays.

    Advice: Davis unloaded on an Erasmo Ramirez offering with one out and the bases juiced in the third inning to give the Orioles a 4-0 lead. It was his 22nd homer of the season and pushed his RBI total to an even 60 on the year. The slugger has been in the zone of late, with three homers and two doubles in his last four games. That, on top of an ongoing eight-game hitting streak. He's currently hitting .242/.321/.487. On Friday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported that the Orioles were considering selling off some pieces at the trade deadline. Davis is one of those potential pieces, and with his recent hot stretch, he should draw interest as a rental from multiple teams if the team does, indeed, try to move him. Rotoworld.com Jul 25, 5:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • Jesse Chavez gives up four runs in loss
    Jesse Chavez was lifted after allowing four runs in three innings Friday against the Giants.

    Advice: Chavez took the loss, but he still has a 3.45 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He is a trade candidate with the A's selling, though there's certainly no urgency for the A's to shed his modest his salary. It might actually take a bigger return than the one they got for Scott Kazmir to pry him away. Rotoworld.com Jul 24, 10:47 pm
  • Blackmon scores winning run on wild pitch
    Charlie Blackmon scored the winning run on a wild pitch in Friday's 6-5 win over the Reds.

    Advice: With Ryan Mattheus pitching, Blackmon reached on an infield single with one out before stealing second base and moving over to third on a ground out from D.J. LeMahieu. Mattheus then threw a pitch in the dirt which trickled away from Tucker Barnhart and allowed Blackmon to scamper home with the winning run. Blackmon went 3-for-5 on the night and owns an impressive .296/.366/.466 batting line on the season. Rotoworld.com Jul 24, 9:45 pm
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