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  • Davis triples twice but Brewers fall to SFG
    Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a pair of triples in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Despite tripling twice, the Brewers couldn't bring him home. Davis entered the game with two career triples in 865 plate appearances. The outfielder is batting .252/.335/.449 on the year with five home runs and 16 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:46 pm
  • Castillo (shoulder) could have played Wed.
    Rusney Castillo (shoulder) said he could have played Wednesday in Boston's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: But the Red Sox opted to play it safe with the 27-year-old outfielder. Castillo banged his right shoulder Tuesday while making a diving catch. He should be back in the starting lineup Thursday against the Rangers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:24 pm
  • Dodgers recall Chris Heisey from AAA OKC
    Dodgers recalled OF Chris Heisey from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Heisey has been up and down all season and probably won't play enough to carry fantasy relevance in NL-only leagues. His longest stay in the majors this year lasted five days. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:19 pm
  • Reynolds at first base for Cardinals on Wed.
    Mark Reynolds is starting at first base for the Cardinals on Wednesday night against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He'll serve as the Cardinals' regular first baseman while Matt Adams recovers from a right quad strain -- an injury that could take over a month to fully heal. Reynolds is a frustratingly inconsistent hitter, but he still has good power at age 31 and should have mixed-league fantasy value for however long Adams is out. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:04 pm
     
    5:15 pm vs ^ Ari
  • Aaron Hicks homers to lead Twins in win
    Aaron Hicks hit his first homer of the year and walked Wednesday as the Twins topped the Red Sox 6-4.

    Advice: Hicks didn't even have an RBI in 48 at-bats since being called up. The Twins have tried to make him more aggressive at the plate -- which explains why he also had just one walk in 13 games -- and he did jump all over a bad changeup from Rick Porcello today, delivering a two-run blast. Plus, now he has that second walk, too! Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:04 pm
     
    W, 6-4 vs ^ Bos
  • Cuddyer homers as Mets sweep the Phillies
    Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, helping the Mets complete a sweep of the Phillies on Wednesday.

    Advice: Cuddyer pushed the Mets' lead to 4-0 in the third inning, ripping a two-run shot off of Sean O'Sullivan. He had also homered in the series opener against the Phillies. The 36-year-old hasn't looked like the hitter who hit over .330 in consecutive years in 2013-14 with the Rockies. He's batting .262/.331/.396 with five home runs and 22 RBI thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:53 pm
     
    W, 7-0 vs ^ Phi
  • X-rays on Kevin Kiermaier's ankle are clean
    X-rays on Kevin Kiermaier's right ankle came back negative.

    Advice: Kiermaier was hit on the ankle by a pitch Wednesday, but he'll be fine. "It's all good," he said. "I'll be good to go." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:43 pm
  • Cruz's 9th-inning 3-run HR downs the Rays
    Nelson Cruz broke a scoreless tie with a three-run home run in the ninth inning, leading the Mariners past the Rays on Wednesday.

    Advice: Closer Brad Boxberger started the ninth inning for the Rays. After consecutive strikeouts, he walked back-to-back batters to bring Cruz to the plate. He lifted a Boxberger fastball to straightaway center field for a three-run jack. Cruz, who went 1-for-4 on the afternoon, has 18 homers on the year along with 38 RBI and a monster .341/.395/.687 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:30 pm
     
    W, 3-0 ^ @TB
  • Jorge Soler getting a breather Wednesday
    Jorge Soler is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's simply a day off. Junior Lake is getting a start in right field while Soler rests. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:28 pm
     
    5:05 pm vs x Was
  • Yelich homers but Marlins fall to the Pirates
    Christian Yelich homered in losing effort against the Pirates on Wednesday.

    Advice: Yelich went 1-for-4 on the afternoon. His seventh-inning solo shot pushed the Marlins' lead to 2-0 at the time. It marked his second of the year. Yelich has struggled since coming off of the disabled list earlier this month, batting .209/.281/.282 overall with eight RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:21 pm
  • Michael Bourn goes 3-for-5, steals base
    Michael Bourn went 3-for-5 with a stolen base Wednesday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Bourn is batting .317 with a .394 OBP in 60 at-bats this month after coming in at .200 with a .264 OBP in April and losing his leadoff spot as a result. The Indians are happy with Jason Kipnis at the top of the order, so Bourn will probably keep hitting low in the order for the foreseeable future. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:12 pm
  • Delino DeShields appears at second base
    Delino DeShields Jr. made his major league debut at second base late in Wednesday's blowout loss.

    Advice: Manager Jeff Banister said earlier this week that there weren't any immediate plans to give DeShields starts at second base. He played the position regularly from 2011-2013 in the minors, but he proved much better defensively in the outfield. Of course, there's now fewer at-bats for him there with Josh Hamilton off the DL. He'll likely get most of his starts versus lefties unless he shows he's a realistic option at second. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:09 pm
  • Kevin Kiermaier exits after HBP on ankle
    Kevin Kiermaier had to leave Wednesday's game against the Mariners after being hit on the right ankle by a pitch in the sixth inning.

    Advice: Kiermaier initially stayed in but had to leave after the seventh. The Rays should have more on his status later Wednesday, but it doesn't seem to be terribly serious. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:57 am
  • Alejandro De Aza designated for assignment
    Orioles designated OF Alejandro De Aza for assignment.

    Advice: He played really well for the O's last year down the stretch of the regular season and in the playoffs, but they've decided to cut him loose after his slow start in 2015. De Aza, who batted leadoff for Baltimore on Opening Day, has hit just .214/.277/.359 over 30 games this season and was seeing his playing time dwindle. He's making $5 million this season, which means he'll almost surely clear waivers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:15 am
     
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  • Jake Marisnick sitting out on Wednesday
    Jake Marisnick is not in the Astros' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Marisnick has seen his playing time dwindle of late with his recent struggles and the emergence of Preston Tucker. Tucker is in left field Wednesday, with Colby Rasmus covering center. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:36 am
  • Angels pick up Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Mets
    Angels acquired OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the Mets in exchange for cash considerations.

    Advice: Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment last week and has now found a new home. He can back up at all three outfield spots for the Halos. The 27-year-old has fared well in the minors but sports just a .230/.302/.374 batting line over parts of four seasons in the majors. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:34 am
  • Angels acquire Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Mets
    Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Angels have acquired Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the Mets in a trade.

    Advice: Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment last week and New York had been working on a deal to move him elsewhere. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times says the Mets will receive cash considerations in return. The outfielder is a career .230/.302/.374 hitter over parts of four seasons and can serve as a backup at all three outfield spots. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:48 am
  • Rusney Castillo day-to-day with sore shoulder
    Rusney Castillo is not in Wednesday's lineup due to a sore right shoulder.

    Advice: Castillo banged up the shoulder while making a diving catch during Tuesday's game and couldn't get it loose Wednesday. The Red Sox think the ailment to be minor for now, so consider Casillo day-to-day. Brock Holt is in right field Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:42 am
  • Jake Smolinski optioned to Triple-A
    Rangers optioned OF Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Smolinski had just been recalled less than a week ago, but the Rangers don't have much of a role for him with Josh Hamilton back. He's hit just .151/.299/.226 over 67 plate appearances in the majors this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:33 am
     
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  • Werth still having trouble rotating wrist
    Jayson Werth is still having trouble rotating his ailing left wrist.

    Advice: Therefore, he has obviously yet to be cleared to resume swinging a bat and it's unclear when that might happen. "They’re treating him aggressively like they have been," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "He’s got fairly good grip strength, but the rotation of it and turning that over is not good." X-rays and an MRI on Werth's wrist came back clean, but he has a history of injuries with the wrist so the Nats will be cautious. It doesn't sound like he'll be returning anytime soon. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:59 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm x @ChC
  • Rusney Castillo not in Wednesday's lineup
    Rusney Castillo is not in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Off to a 3-for-15 start at the plate, Castillo now been benched two out of the last three games. Brock Holt is in right field. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:55 am
  • Brandon Moss not in Wednesday's lineup
    Brandon Moss is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a rare day off versus a righty for Moss. David Murphy is starting in right field, while Nick Swisher is handling designated hitter duties. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:31 am
     
    W, 12-3 vs x Tex
  • Arcia (hip) will remain on rehab through week
    Oswaldo Arcia (hip) will remain on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester through at least the end of the week.

    Advice: Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony has indicated previously that Arcia will have to hit his way back on the active roster, so it would behoove him for his bat to get hot. Arcia was hitless in his first rehab game Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:25 am
     
    15-Day DL
    W, 6-4 vs x Bos
  • Joyce goes 0-for-3, average falls to .172
    Matt Joyce went 0-for-3 in Tuesday's 10-inning loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Joyce, despite getting almost all of his playing time this season against right-handed pitching, has struggled through the first two months. Tuesday's outing moves his triple-slash line down to .172/.246/.258. His struggles may prompt the Angels to acquire an outfielder leading up to the trade deadline in July. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Kemp's 10th inning double sends Padres to win
    Matt Kemp hit a bases-clearing double in the 10th inning to break a scoreless tie and send the Padres to a victory against the Angels on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kemp made reliever Joe Smith pay for a single and two walks by clearing the bases with a double to left field. He scored not long after and finished the night 1-for-5. It marks his first multi-RBI game since April 29 as he has hit the skids offensively. Kemp is hitting .255/.291/.348 with only one home run and 25 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Gose's speed sets Tigers up to beat the A's
    Anthony Gose went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and scored the only run as the Tigers eked out a victory against the Athletics on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gose led off the game with a single, then stole second and advanced to third base on catcher Josh Phegley's throwing error. He promptly scored on a Rajai Davis sacrifice fly. Gose, on a six-game hitting streak, has quietly been a force at the top of the Tigers' lineup, batting .338/.374/.475 with eight stolen bases, 20 runs scored, and 11 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Markakis' three-hit night squandered in loss
    Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 with a double, but the Braves were shut out in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: The double was the outfielder's ninth of the season. He's up to 52 hits on the season, but 43 of them have been singles. Markakis has reached double-digits in home runs in nine previous seasons but he'll have to catch fire at some point to get there by season's end. The 31-year-old is hitting an otherwise productive .311/.398/.365. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Pence hits solo homer in win over Brewers
    Hunter Pence hit a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Pence hit the homer off Brewers starter Matt Garza in the first inning to get the Giants on the board. The homer was his second in 11 games this year. After missing the first month and a half with a broken forearm, Pence is now hitting .326/.370/.535 overall. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:30 pm
     
    W, 3-1 ^ @Mil
  • Raburn homers, scores twice against Rangers
    Ryan Raburn went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Raburn continues to start in the middle of the Indians lineup against lefties, and he rewarded his manager's faith on Tuesday. Raburn blasted a solo homer in the first inning off Rangers starter Wandy Rodriguez, his second home run of the season. Raburn is batting .309/.368/.544 in a platoon role with the Tribe. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:09 pm
     
    W, 12-3 vs x Tex
  • DeShields not in Tuesday's lineup
    Delino DeShields Jr. is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

    Advice: DeShields made the start in center field on Monday, but Leonys Martin is back in there against right-hander Danny Salazar. We still think Martin will end up getting most of the playing time in center field, which will hurt DeShields as long as Josh Hamilton can stay healthy. Of course, that's far from a guarantee. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:00 pm
  • Marisnick not in Tuesday's lineup
    Jake Marisnick is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

    Advice: Marisnick is hitting just .189 this month and might benefit with a day to clear his head. Colby Rasmus will start in center field while Preston Tucker will play left field and bat third. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:41 pm
  • Pence has two-run double in comeback win
    Hunter Pence was 3-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in Monday's 8-4 comeback win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Pence also drew a walk and stole a base. He put the exclamation point on a seven-run sixth inning with his two-run double. He's batting .342 (13-for-38) with nine RBI in 10 games since coming off the DL earlier this month. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:51 pm
     
    W, 3-1 ^ @Mil
  • Davis hits two home run in loss
    Khris Davis went 3-for-3 with a pair of solo homers and three runs scored in a loss to the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: Davis also drew a walk, so he reached base in all four of his plate appearances. His first home run of the day nearly got taken away, as it was ruled that he didn't touch home plate after the Giants appealed. However, the call was reversed after a replay review. This was his second career multi-homer game. Davis has been very inconsistent so far this season, resulting in a .245/.333/.424 over 42 games. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:49 pm
  • Hicks has two hits Monday vs. Red Sox
    Aaron Hicks went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Monday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Hicks was one of six Twins with at least two hits. He also had an excellent diving catch which robbed the Red Sox of a run in the second inning. Hicks is batting just .244/.261/.267 with one extra-base hit and an 11/1 K/BB ratio over 12 games since being called up from the minors earlier this month. That's not very exciting, but there's every reason for the Twins to keep running him out there. It's about time they find out what they have with him. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:30 pm
     
    W, 6-4 vs ^ Bos
  • Alejandro De Aza goes hitless against Astros
    Alejandro De Aza went 0-for-3 from the ninth spot in the Orioles order on Monday.

    Advice: De Aza is just 8-for-42 in May (.190), bringing his overall average down to .216. He's already lost some playing time against right-handers, and it looks like he's in position to lose more to David Lough and Travis Snider. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:35 pm
     
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  • Jake Marisnick strikes out three times
    Jake Marisnick went 0-for-4 and struck out three times Monday against the Orioles.

    Advice: Marisnick has struck out 25 times in 74 at-bats this month after whiffing just 10 times in 58 at-bats in April. He's also hitting .189 in May after coming in at .379 in April. The Astros aren't going to want him send him down, not when he's still contributing with the glove in center field, but he should be due less playing time going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:31 pm
  • Jayson Werth's left wrist still swollen
    Jayson Werth's left wrist remains too swollen to allow him to resume baseball activities.

    Advice: "They’re treating him aggressively," Nationals Manager Matt Williams said. "It’s multiple rounds of treatment every day. The problem is if the swelling gets in the joint, then it can be really stiff and if you start going at it hard, it just exacerbates the problem. We gotta calm it down first before we can get back at it." Werth is eligible for activation from the disabled list in a week, but it's looking unlikely that he'll be ready at that time. A clearer timetable for his return obviously won't be known until he's given the green light to resume swinging a bat. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:46 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm x @ChC
  • Arcia (hip) has to hit his way back on club
    Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony indicated Saturday that Oswaldo Arcia's (hip) rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester might not be brief.

    Advice: Arcia, who has missed 17 games with a right hip flexor strain, will begin the assignment with Rochester on Sunday. "He needs to go down and show he’s ready to come up and help the club," Antony said. "We’ve gotten away from go down, get a couple of at-bats and come back up. All of a sudden the guy is 0-for-12 and not helping the team. A, we need to know that he’s healthy, and B, he needs to look like he’s ready to help us." Arcia was starting to show signs of turning it around at the plate before the injury. Ultimately, he should be back with the Twins pretty soon. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:20 am
     
    15-Day DL
    W, 6-4 vs x Bos
  • Michael Cuddyer not in Mets lineup Saturday
    Michael Cuddyer is not in the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It doesn't appear to be anything more than a routine day of rest for the veteran outfielder. Darrell Cecilani will start in his place in left field and hit seventh for the Mets. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:41 am
     
    W, 7-0 vs ^ Phi
  • Castillo singles in season debut with Red Sox
    Rusney Castillo went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in his season debut Friday against the Angels.

    Advice: Red Sox fans were happy to see Castillo, but he heard some boo-birds after dropping a routine fly ball during a nine-run fifth inning. It was that kind of night in Boston. With his power/speed potential, the 27-year-old has the ability to help spark Boston's sputtering offense. He needs to be owned in all mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:12 pm
  • Moss homers, knocks in three vs. Reds
    Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and a walk in a win over the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: Moss blasted a solo homer in the third inning and added a two-run double one inning later. The 31-year-old has three home runs and 13 RBI through 18 games this month, but he continues to have issues making contact. He's batting just .233 through 33 games this season while striking out 27 percent of the time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:47 pm
     
    W, 12-3 vs x Tex
  • Cruz launches MLB-leading 17th home run
    Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with his major league-leading 17th home run in a win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

    Advice: It was a solo shot off Marco Estrada in the sixth inning. Cruz has multi-hit games in three out of the last four and currently leads the AL with a .354 batting average. Kendrys Morales pulled ahead in RBI with a big night Friday against the Cardinals, but Cruz isn't too far off the pace there either. He has 34 RBI for the year. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:14 pm
     
    W, 3-0 ^ @TB
  • Arcia (hip) beginning rehab assignment Sunday
    Oswaldo Arcia (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Sunday.

    Advice: He shouldn't need more than a few games before being activated. Arcia is still feeling some discomfort in his right hip when he throws, so he's likely slated for designated hitter duty initially upon his activation from the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:27 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    W, 6-4 vs x Bos
  • Jake Smolinski recalled from Triple-A
    Rangers recalled OF Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Smolinski batted just .140/.290/.220 batting line over 62 plate appearances for the Rangers earlier this season. He'll likely be around only for the weekend, as Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is due to be activated Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:12 pm
     
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  • Christian Yelich absent from lineup
    Christian Yelich is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Yelich is down to .180/.263/.236 for the season and will get a day off to regroup. Ichiro Suzuki is covering left field. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:59 pm
  • Jake Marisnick not in Friday's lineup
    Jake Marisnick is not in the Astros' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The slumping Marisnick has now sat out two of the last four games and three of the last seven. Preston Tucker is in left field, while Colby Rasmus slides over to center. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:58 pm
  • Red Sox promote outfielder Rusney Castillo
    Red Sox recalled OF Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Castillo is batting eighth Friday and starting in right field, where he should be a regular for the Red Sox most days going forward. The Cuban defector has dealt with a few injuries since spring training, but he batted .293/.341/.440 with two homers, 10 RBI and six stolen bases at Pawtucket to earn the promotion. His power/speed combo makes him worth starting in fantasy lineups right away. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:35 pm
  • Hunter Pence plates two to lead Giants
    Hunter Pence went 2-for-4 and drove home a pair of runs on Thursday, leading the Giants to a 4-0 victory over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Pence delivered an RBI single off Clayton Kershaw in the fourth inning to increase the Giants advantage to 2-0. He'd later add another RBI knock in the eighth to increase their lead. He doesn't look like he's missed a beat since returning from the disabled list, going 6-for-20 (.300) with a homer and four RBI in his first five games. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:43 pm
     
    W, 3-1 ^ @Mil
  • Cruz has rare quiet game against Orioles
    Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Up against his old mates for the closing game of the series, Nelson Cruz decided to show mercy and hit a mere single. He also struck out twice. Cruz has been worth every penny the Mariners paid in the off-season and is currently hitting a mind-bending .351/.412/.708 with 16 homers, 33 RBI and 28 runs scored. The RBI total would be higher if the Mariners actually had other hitters who got on base, but alas, they do not. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:29 pm
     
    W, 3-0 ^ @TB
  • Cuddyer manages three hits in win over STL
    Michael Cuddyer went 3-for-3 in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: All three of Cuddyer's hits went for singles. He also recorded a walk in the contest. The veteran outfielder is hitting a pedestrian .253/.319/.363 this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:03 pm
     
    W, 7-0 vs ^ Phi
  • Farrell: Rusney Castillo callup not imminent
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday that a Rusney Castillo promotion is not imminent.

    Advice: Castillo is currently in Miami for the birth of his child and Farrell indicated Tuesday that the Cuban outfielder could report to the Red Sox rather than head back to Triple-A Pawtucket, but that idea has apparently been nixed. Castillo will be back in the PawSox lineup on Thursday. He's batting .304/.355/.449 with two homers and six stolen bases in 17 games at Pawtucket. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:33 pm
  • Moss blasts sixth homer in win over White Sox
    Brandon Moss hit his sixth home run of the season in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Moss took reliever Zach Putnam deep in the eighth inning. The homer was the first baseman's first since May 6. He's got six homers and 24 RBI through 35 games thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:57 pm
     
    W, 12-3 vs x Tex
  • Cruz retains MLB lead with his 16th homer
    Nelson Cruz kept his hold on the major league in home runs, blasting his 16th of the season as the Mariners fell to the Orioles on Tuesday.

    Advice: Cruz went 2-for-3 with a walk along with the homer. It was a three-run blast in the third inning which temporarily broke a 1-1 tie. Bryce Harper had homered earlier in the evening to move into a tie with Cruz at 15 home runs, so Cruz reclaimed his throne. Along with the 16 homers, Cruz is batting .347/.404/.714 and has knocked in 33 runs. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:27 pm
     
    W, 3-0 ^ @TB
  • Reynolds homers among three hits in win
    Mark Reynolds went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's lopsided win over the Mets.

    Advice: Reynolds got the start at first base against left-hander Jon Niese, knocking two base hits to go with his third homer of the year. He's got 12 RBI and 10 runs scored on the year, batting .267/.337/.442 overall. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:59 pm
     
    5:15 pm vs ^ Ari
  • Farrell hints that Castillo could be up soon
    Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Tuesday that Rusney Castillo could be promoted soon.

    Advice: Castillo is currently in Miami for the birth of his child, and Farrell hinted that the outfielder could be recalled by the big club after that rather than report back to Triple-A Pawtucket. "What's taken place is his timing, his ability to impact the baseball is starting to show up a little bit more," said Farrell. "He's returned home obviously for the birth of his child. That's going to be a couple of days. Whether or not we allow him to get a game under his belt at Pawtucket before possibly looking at a change here, those are all possibilities." Castillo has dealt with a few injuries since spring training, but he's healthy now and has hit .304/.355/.449 with two homers and six steals for Pawtucket. He figures to see the lion's share of playing time in right field upon his recall and should be scooped up now in any fantasy leagues where he might be available. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:54 pm
  • Oswaldo Arcia (hip) nearing rehab assignment
    Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Tuesday that Oswaldo Arcia (hip) is close to beginning a rehab assignment.

    Advice: Arcia resumed hitting in a batting cage last Friday and evidently things have progressed nicely since then. He has noted that his hip is more of an issue when he throws, so he could be pegged for designated hitter duty at least initially when he returns from the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:04 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    W, 6-4 vs x Bos
  • Joyce was benched Mon. for showing up late
    Matt Joyce was benched Monday afternoon because he showed up late to Rogers Centre in Toronto.

    Advice: Joyce acknowledged to reporters that he thought it was a night game, calling it a "mistake that should never happen." Marc Krauss filled in at DH. Joyce is starting in left field Tuesday night versus the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:58 pm
  • Marisnick getting night off Tuesday vs. OAK
    Jake Marisnick is not in the Astros' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Marisnick got off to a terrific start this season, but he's batting just .156/.170/.178 over his last 13 games. He'll take a day of mental rest as Colby Rasmus plays center field and Preston Tucker starts in left against A's right-hander Sonny Gray. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:22 pm
  • Mets designate Nieuwenhuis for assignment
    Mets designated OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment.

    Advice: Nieuwenhuis had just three hits over his first 38 at-bats this season, so the Mets decided to make a change. Darrell Ceciliani has been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to serve as an extra outfielder. The 27-year-old Nieuwenhuis has had real issues making contact in the majors, so there's a chance he'll pass through waivers unclaimed. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:33 am
  • Mets to designate Nieuwenhuis for assignment
    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets have designated outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment.

    Advice: The Mets have yet to make an official announcement, but it's expected news. Nieuwenhuis is just 3-for-38 (.079) with 17 strikeouts over 27 games this season. The Mets are expected to call up outfielder Darrell Ceciliani from Triple-A in a corresponding roster move. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:00 am
  • Nationals place Werth (wrist) on 15-day DL
    Nationals placed OF Jayson Werth on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 16, with a left wrist contusion.

    Advice: Werth suffered the injury when he was hit in the wrist by a pitch on Friday. No fracture or ligament damage was found in an MRI, but he'll require some extended rest. This is Werth's second stint on the disabled list this season, as he got a late start on the year after shoulder surgery. Michael Taylor figures to fill in during his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:38 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm x @ChC
  • Werth (wrist) expected to be placed on DL
    Jayson Werth (wrist) is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Prospect infielder Wilmer Difo is expected to take his place on the active roster. Werth underwent an MRI on his left wrist Monday which reportedly showed no fracture or ligament damage, but the Nationals want to give him some extended rest. Michael Taylor figures to see regular at-bats during his absence and is worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:06 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm x @ChC
  • MRI on Jayson Werth's wrist comes back clean
    MLB.com's William Ladson reports that an MRI on Jayson Werth's left wrist confirmed that he has no fracture or ligament damage.

    Advice: Ladson isn't sure whether or not Werth will be placed on the disabled list, but it sounds like he's at least avoided a serious injury. The outfielder hasn't played since being hit on the wrist by a pitch last Friday. More should be known about his status on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:07 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm x @ChC
  • Jayson Werth undergoes MRI on ailing wrist
    Jayson Werth (wrist) underwent an MRI Monday.

    Advice: The Nationals were hoping that Werth would be feeling enough improvement by Monday that an MRI wouldn't be needed, but obviously that's not the case. The club is still holding out hope that he's merely dealing with a bad bruise on his left wrist, but they won't know for sure until the MRI results come back. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:37 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm x @ChC
  • Michael Bourn not in Monday's lineup
    Michael Bourn is not in the Indians' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Michael Brantley is making his fifth start in center field this month over the slumping Bourn. Zach Walters is in left field. Rotoworld.com
    May 18, 2:03 pm
  • Joyce scratched from Angels' lineup Mon.
    Matt Joyce was a late scratch from the Angels' starting lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: No reason has been given yet. Marc Krauss is now serving as the designated hitter for Anaheim. Rotoworld.com
    May 18, 9:27 am
  • Jayson Werth (wrist) could have MRI Monday
    Jayson Werth (wrist) could undergo an MRI on Monday.

    Advice: X-rays on Werth's left wrist came back clean, but the swelling needs to go down before they can get an accurate read from an MRI. Werth, who was injured when he was hit by a pitch Friday, will sit out again Sunday. "Hopefully it’s just a bruise," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. Rotoworld.com
    May 17, 8:03 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm x @ChC
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