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  • Asdrubal Cabrera homers in Rays' loss
    Asdrubal Cabrera belted a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Cabrera's solo shot in the fifth inning represented the lone run for the Rays. He also gave it back and then some, as a crucial error by the shortstop in the seventh led to the Tigers' only two runs. Cabrera is batting just .231/.281/.373 for Tampa this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:54 am
  • Padres talking to Cubs about Javier Baez
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Padres have discussed Javier Baez with the Cubs.

    Advice: FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported on Monday that they've also talked to the Cubs about Starlin Castro as they look for a long-term solution at shortstop. The Cubs are interested in a few of the Padres' starters, namely Tyson Ross and Andrew Cashner, so the two sides could be a match. Baez has spent all season at Triple-A Iowa, batting .317/.387/.572 with 10 homers over 38 games in an injury-shortened campaign. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:39 am
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  • Jose Reyes hitting second in Rockies debut
    Jose Reyes is batting second and playing shortstop in his Rockies debut on Wednesday.

    Advice: Manager Walt Weiss has chosen to keep Charlie Blackmon in the leadoff spot and move D.J. LeMahieu down to the No. 5 hole. Reyes was acquired from the Blue Jays earlier this week in a blockbuster deal that sent Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:04 am
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  • Starlin Castro not in lineup on Wednesday
    Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a day off for the struggling Castro. Addison Russell has slid over to handle shortstop, while Jonathan Herrera is getting a start at second base. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:15 am
  • Miguel Rojas (shoulder) available to play
    Miguel Rojas (shoulder) has been cleared to return to action.

    Advice: Rojas suffered a right shoulder sprain last Friday, but he's obviously made progress since then. He'll operate as a utility infielder. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:40 am
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  • Gregorius has four hits, 3 RBI vs. Rangers
    Didi Gregorius went 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in a lopsided win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gregorius had a three-run triple in the Yankees' 11-run second inning. He added three more singles on the night, raising his batting average nine points with one huge game. Even with nights like Tuesday -- and Monday, when he went 3-for-4 with four RBI -- Gregorius is a defense-first shortstop who is hitting .257/.307/.354 on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Ryan collects three RBI in lopsided victory
    Brendan Ryan had two RBI doubles -- both coming in the second inning -- and finished 2-for-6 with three RBI in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Yankees batted around in an 11-run second inning, with Ryan providing a two-run double early before capping the scoring with another RBI double later in the inning. The offensive performance was unusual for Ryan, who had just eight RBI in 49 games all of last season. Ryan is hitting a deceptive .276/.323/.517 through 11 games this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Correa homers, has three hits against Angels
    Carlos Correa went 3-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: The homer, a solo shot in the first inning, was Correa's ninth in 42 games this season. The 20-year-old has hits in 11 of his past 12 games as he settles in at the major league level. Correa is batting .299/.350/.545 with 28 RBI, 25 runs scored and five steals to go with his nine homers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Kang blasts game-winning homer against Twins
    Jung-Ho Kang went 2-for-4 with a game-winning home run as the Pirates outlasted the Twins 8-7 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kang was hit by a pitch and scored in the sixth inning and came up with the game tied in the top of the ninth. Against Twins closer Glen Perkins, Kang launched a solo homer to give the Pirates the lead and ultimately the win. The shortstop has seven multi-hit games in his last nine contests, raising his season line to .289/.367/.426 with six homers and 32 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Jorge Polanco recalled from Triple-A
    Twins recalled INF Jorge Polanco from Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: He'll be up for a few days while Trevor Plouffe is on paternity leave. Polanco has hit .297/.338/.395 with four homers and 15 steals between Double- and Triple-A this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:57 pm
  • Beckham knocks in four runs in rout of Tigers
    Tim Beckham went 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBI as the Rays trampled the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Beckham put the Rays up 1-0 with an RBI single in the second inning. The Rays had the bases loaded for him with the eighth and he promptly unloaded them with a triple as part of a five-run frame. Beckham has been on fire since rejoining the team to begin the second half, batting .346 (9-for-26) in 10 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:02 pm
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  • Asdrubal Cabrera activated from DL
    Rays activated SS Asdrubal Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Cabrera missed just one day more than the minimum with a strained right hamstring. He's hitting .223/.275/.352 for the Rays this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:03 pm
  • Justin Turner has infection on leg
    Justin Turner is not playing Tuesday due to a pimple on his leg that became infected, necessitating a visit to the emergency room after he had a reaction to medication.

    Advice: Well, that's... appetizing. The Dodgers expect to know more on Turner later Tuesday, but he should be available to play Wednesday. Alberto Callaspo is at the hot corner Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:21 pm
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  • Justin Turner not in Dodgers' lineup Tuesday
    Justin Turner is out of the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for Turner. Alberto Callaspo is starting at third base against the A's. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:50 pm
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    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
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  • Nationals outright Emmanuel Burris to AAA
    Nationals sent INF Emmanuel Burris outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: He is now off the Nationals' 40-man roster. The 30-year-old infielder is a .245/.307/.271 career hitter in 806 plate appearances at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:06 pm
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  • Flores out of Mets' lineup again Tuesday
    Wilmer Flores is out of the Mets' lineup again Tuesday.

    Advice: Flores has now been on the bench for three straight games following the additions of Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe. With Ruben Tejada as the regular shortstop, he will have to make the best of his opportunities as a bench player. Uribe is starting at third base Tuesday and Daniel Murphy will play second base. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:32 pm
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  • Brock Holt (knee) out again Tuesday night
    Brock Holt (knee) remains out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Holt sat out Monday after leaving Sunday's game with a hyperextended knee and he apparently needs at least another day. Jemile Weeks will fill in at second base again on Tuesday while Alejandro De Aza will get a shot out of No. 2 spot in the order. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:25 pm
    Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
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  • Royals pick up Ben Zobrist from Athletics
    Royals acquired INF/OF Ben Zobrist and cash considerations from the Athletics for RHP Aaron Brooks and LHP Sean Manaea.

    Advice: The deal is official. Zobrist drew interest from a long list of contenders, but the Royals are going for it and paid the price to bring to bring him into the fold. The 34-year-old impending free agent has an .801 OPS over 67 games this season and can be used in the infield and the outfield. He should be a useful piece for Ned Yost and the first-place Royals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:52 am
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    Ben Zobrist KC - 2B,SS,OF
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  • Royals to acquire Ben Zobrist from A's
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals are set to acquire Ben Zobrist from the Athletics.

    Advice: Just in case it wasn't already clear after the Johnny Cueto deal, the Royals are going for it. Zobrist was a great fit for any contender because of his versatility and he could play second base or left field for Kansas City. The 34-year-old is batting .268/.354/.447 with six home runs and 33 RBI over 67 games this season. Jeff Passan of Yahoo sports hears that the Royals will send two pitchers back to Oakland in the deal. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:32 am
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    Ben Zobrist KC - 2B,SS,OF
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  • Robertson (hand) begins rehab assignment
    Rays prospect SS Daniel Robertson (hand) started a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League on Tuesday.

    Advice: He has been on the disabled list since early June after having his hamate bone in his left hand surgically removed. Prior to the injury, Robertson was batting .272/.347/.436 with 25 extra-base hits and 32 RBI through 49 games at Double-A Montgomery. The 21-year-old doesn’t come with the hype like some of the other shortstop prospects in the minor leagues, but he has the upside of an above-average everyday player thanks to his contact and on-base skills, strong defense and high baseball IQ. Robertson should be an option for the Rays at some point in 2016. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:07 am
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  • A's deep in trade talks regarding Ben Zobrist
    Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that the Athletics are "deep" in trade talks involving Ben Zobrist and a deal could happen soon.

    Advice: After dealing Scott Kazmir to the Astros last week and Tyler Clippard to the Mets on Monday, Zobrist is likely the next to go. The impending free agent has drawn interest from a long list of teams, including the Royals, Pirates, Angels, Cubs, Yankees, and Giants. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:53 am
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist KC - 2B,SS,OF
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  • Rockies acquire SS Jose Reyes from Blue Jays
    Rockies acquired SS Jose Reyes and RHPs Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro, and Jesus Tinoco from the Blue Jays for SS Troy Tulowitzki and RHP LaTroy Hawkins.

    Advice: The deal is now official. Reyes would appear to be an odd fit for the Rockies, who have prospect Trevor Story in Triple-A, so the expectation is that he could be eventually flipped to another team. The Rockies would likely have to eat some salary in order to do it, as Reyes has showed diminished skills at the plate and in the field. The 32-year-old is owed $22 million in 2016 and 2017 and his contract includes a $22 million club option or a $4 million buyout for 2018. This is the second time he's been traded since signing his six year, $106 million contract with the Marlins in December of 2011. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 am
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  • Blue Jays officially acquire Troy Tulowitzki
    Blue Jays acquired SS Troy Tulowitzki and RHP LaTroy Hawkins from the Rockies for SS Jose Reyes and RHPs Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro, and Jesus Tinoco.

    Advice: While many expected the Blue Jays to make a big splash for their pitcher, they stunned the baseball world late Monday night by upgrading what was already the best offense in the majors. Tulowitzki has managed to stay mostly healthy this season while batting .300/.348/.471 with 12 home runs and 53 RBI over 87 games. His injury history is a concern, especially on the turf at Rogers Centre, but the 30-year-old could age better in the American League because of the ability to DH. Tulowitzki will receive a $2 million assignment bonus for being traded and his contract now includes a full no-trade clause. He's owed $94 million from 2016-2020 with a $15 million club option or $4 million buyout in 2021. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:06 am
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  • Segura (illness) hitless in return to lineup
    Jean Segura (illness) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Monday in his return to action against the Giants.

    Advice: Segura was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a sore throat, but he's back to normal now. The 25-year-old is batting .272/.301/.346 over 82 games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:48 am
  • Mets not interested in reacquiring Jose Reyes
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are not interested in reacquiring Jose Reyes.

    Advice: Reyes is set to be traded to the Rockies (along with Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro, and Jesus Tinoco), but many expect that he will eventually be flipped elsewhere. The 32-year-old is owed $22 million per season through 2017, with a $22 million option or a $4 million buyout for 2018, which would likely be too expensive for the Mets unless the Rockies were to absorb a big chunk of his remaining salary. Reyes has also shown a decline in skills, both at the plate and in the field. He's batting .285 with four home runs and a .708 OPS over 69 games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:30 am
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  • Crawford homers as Giants top the Brewers
    Brandon Crawford homered and walked in a 1-for-2 effort on Monday as the Giants defeated the Brewers.

    Advice: Crawford delivered a two-run home run off of Kyle Lohse in the third inning, pushing the Giants' lead to 3-0. He's on a six-game hitting streak, currently standing with a .270/.336/.481 batting line along with 15 home runs and 61 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:56 pm
  • Troy Tulowitzki traded to Jays for Jose Reyes
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins have been traded to the Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and minor leaguers.

    Advice: Well, how about that for a late-night surprise? Offense certainly wasn't a need for Toronto given that they are leading baseball in runs by a wide margin, but they obviously saw an opportunity to make a strength even stronger. They're also improving their defense with the deal, as Reyes' defense has really gone south. Tulo is under contract through 2020 with a club option for 2021. Reyes might be flipped elsewhere, as dealing Tulo but then taking on Reyes' contract wouldn't mesh with the Rockies' rebuild. Colorado is reportedly set to receive Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and one other minor leaguer in the deal. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:32 pm
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  • Gregorius homers, knocks in 4 runs in a win
    Didi Gregorius went 3-for-4 with a two-run single and a two-run home run as the Yankees downed the Rangers on Monday.

    Advice: Gregorius tied the game at 2-2 in the third inning when he drilled a two-run home run off of Matt Harrison. He added insurance in the seventh inning with a two-run single. It's only the fifth multi-RBI game of the season for the shortstop, who has left Yankees fans pining for Derek Jeter as he's hitting .248/.297/.340 with five home runs and 25 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:31 pm
  • Cabrera (hamstring) to be activated Tuesday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game.

    Advice: Cabrera played in his first rehab game with High-A Charlotte on Monday and evidently that's all he needed. The veteran shortstop will have missed just one day more than the minimum with a strained right hamstring. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:43 pm
  • Lindor's three-run homer not enough in a loss
    Francisco Lindor slugged a three-run home run in Monday's loss to the Royals, finishing 1-for-5.

    Advice: The Indians had fallen behind 9-1 when Lindor brought them back in the game with a three-run home run off of Joe Blanton in the seventh inning. The 21-year-old has hit safely in six straight games and now owns a .260/.297/.377 batting line with four home runs and 15 RBI since making his major league debut on June 14. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:17 pm
  • Joaquin Arias designated for assignment
    Giants designated INF Joaquin Arias for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears space on the roster for the return of Nori Aoki. Arias has been with the Giants since 2012 but was hitting just .207/.207/.276 this season. He'll clear waivers given his $1.45 million salary and should remain in the organization. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:29 pm
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  • Pads have discussed Starlin Castro with Cubs
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Padres have discussed Starlin Castro with the Cubs.

    Advice: Morosi adds that the Cubs have inquired on the Padres' starters and he opines that a Castro-for-James Shields swap might make some sense. Castro has been a colossal disappointment with the Cubs this season, hitting just .233/.268/.302 with five homers. He's under contract through 2019 and the Cubs would probably love to use him as a trade chip this week to get pitching help. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:33 pm
  • Red Sox acquire Josh Rutledge from Angels
    Red Sox acquired INF Josh Rutledge from the Angels in exchange for OF Shane Victorino and cash.

    Advice: Rutledge entered spring training as the favorite to start at second base, but he lost out on that spot and has been at Triple-A Salt Lake all season, hitting .274/.323/.403. He's merely a depth guy at this point. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:10 pm
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  • Brock Holt (knee) expected back on Tuesday
    Brock Holt (knee) is expected to return to the Red Sox' lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Holt is sitting out Monday after having to leave Sunday's contest when he hyperextended his left knee. He's ultimately expected to be fine, though. Jemile Weeks is handling second base Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:40 pm
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  • Gregorio Petit outrighted to Triple-A
    Yankees sent INF Gregorio Petit outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. Petit has been up-and-down from the majors and minors multiple times this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:16 pm
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  • Brock Holt (knee) not in Red Sox lineup Mon.
    Brock Holt (knee) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Monday night versus the White Sox.

    Advice: Holt suffered a hyperextended left knee on Sunday night against the Tigers. It's thought to be a minor injury, but Jemile Weeks will fill in at second base for Boston in Monday's series opener against the Pale Hose. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:16 pm
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  • Mets asked Braves about Andrelton Simmons
    According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Mets asked the Braves about the availability of shortstop Andrelton Simmons, but "the conversation went nowhere."

    Advice: Olney says Atlanta "placed an unreachable price tag" on the 25-year-old. Simmons hasn't developed offensively as quickly as many were hoping, but he's a generational type of talent defensively and the kind of player the rebuilding Braves want to build around. Simmons is under contract with Atlanta through 2020 at some fairly reasonable rates. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:44 am
  • Asdrubal (hamstring) ready for rehab games
    Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) is set to begin a rehab assignment Monday night with High-A Port Charlotte.

    Advice: Cabrera, who's been out since July 12 with a strained right hamstring, will play between five and seven innings in his first rehab game. The expectation is that his rehab assignment will be a short one. "He's a veteran guy, so he gives us as good a sense as anybody as to when he thinks he's ready," manager Kevin Cash said Sunday. "But I know he's itching to get back." Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:00 am
  • KC staying locked in on Ben Zobrist market
    Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals are planning to stay locked in on the Ben Zobrist trade talks "until the end."

    Advice: Zobrist is a fit for just about every contending team because of his defensive versatility, so it's anyone's guess at this point where he's going to wind up after the July 31 trade deadline. Kansas City made the biggest splash yet with its weekend acquisition of Reds ace Johnny Cueto, but McCullough notes that the club still has shoppable prospects. If it wasn't already apparent, the Royals are going all-in. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:27 am
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  • Holt (knee) not expected to miss any time
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said after Sunday's game that he doesn't expect Brock Holt (knee) to miss any time.

    Advice: Holt was forced to leave Sunday's contest against the Tigers after hyperextending his left knee. It appears to be a minor issue though, so expect the All-Star to be in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the White Sox. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:21 pm
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    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
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  • Brock Holt leaves with tightness in left knee
    Brock Holt was removed from Sunday's game against the Tigers due to tightness in his left knee.

    Advice: Holt landed awkwardly while rounding first base earlier in the ballgame and was likely lifted for precautionary reasons. Jemile Weeks replaced him at second base and could see increased action if Holt if forced to miss a day or two. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:01 pm
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    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
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  • Miguel Rojas leaves with shoulder injury
    Miguel Rojas was forced to leave Friday's game against the Padres due to a shoulder injury.

    Advice: He was replaced defensively be Adeiny Hechavarria. It isn't clear exactly what caused the issue, but it doesn't sound like it's a major injury. Expect him to return to the lineup in a couple of days. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:15 pm
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  • Jean Segura (sore throat) scratched
    Jean Segura was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a sore throat.

    Advice: He should be better in a day or two. Hector Gomez will take Segura's spot at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:06 am
  • Mets made push for Tulo, doubtful he's moved
    According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Mets made a push for Troy Tulowitzki but came away with the impression that the Rockies will not move him.

    Advice: The Mets have the kind of young pitchers the Rockies should be trying to stockpile, but there has been no indication from the Colorado front office that Tulo is on the block. And it seems the Mets have now moved on to other offensive targets like Ben Zobrist, Jay Bruce, and Justin Upton. Tulowitzki, 30, is under contract with the Rockies through at least 2020. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:28 pm
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  • Yankees DFA infielder Gregorio Petit
    Yankees designated INF Gregorio Petit for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a 40-man roster spot for reliever Nick Goody, who joined the Yankees on Saturday. Petit, 30, is a .254/.282/.358 career hitter in 82 major league games. There's a pretty good chance he clears waivers. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:21 pm
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  • Tim Beckham delivers game-winner in eighth
    Tim Beckham delivered a two-run single in the eighth inning on Friday, leading the Rays to a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over the Orioles.

    Advice: The Rays entered the eighth trailing 1-0, but broke through with an RBI single by John Jaso to tie the game. After loading the bases with two outs, Beckham smacked a two-run single off Darren O'Day to put the Rays on top, and Jake McGee slammed the door the following inning. Beckham finished the night 1-for-2 plus a walk and is now hitting .236/.300/.453 with 18 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:29 pm
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  • Turner homers, knocks in two runs vs. Mets
    Justin Turner went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's 7-2 win over the Mets.

    Advice: Turner had three extra-base hits on the night against his former team, including an RBI double in the first inning and a solo homer in the third. The 30-year-old has hit safely in six straight games and continues to have a fantastic year. He's batting .327 with 13 home runs and a .958 OPS. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:04 pm
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    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
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  • Jose Reyes should be able to play on Friday
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday that Jose Reyes was fine and should be able to play on Friday.

    Advice: Reyes was forced to leave Thursday's game after taking an errant throw off his face. Gibbons indicated he had been hit on the lips and was "spitting a little blood", but otherwise should be fine. Look for Reyes to be at his regular post atop the Blue Jays lineup on Friday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:29 pm
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  • Jose Reyes exits game with apparent injury
    Jose Reyes left Thursday game against the Athletics in the eighth inning with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Reyes appeared to injure himself in a collision at second base, potentially as a result of being hit by the ball. Ryan Goins replaced him at shortstop. The Blue Jays should pass along an update soon. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:50 pm
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  • Crawford belts 14th home run against Padres
    Brandon Crawford hit his 14th home run of the season in a win over the Padres on Wednesday.

    Advice: Crawford hit the solo shot off reliever Dale Thayer -- this time with no gum-throwing or bench-clearing discussions -- in the eighth inning. It was his lone hit in four at-bats. Crawford has already set a career high in homers and we're not yet to August, and it's only a matter of time before he sets new single-season highs in most every category. The 28-year-old is hitting .266/.333/.477 on the year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:05 pm
  • Lindor smacks homer in first to set tone
    Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday afternoon's win over the Brewers.

    Advice: The home run was Lindor's third of the season. He's hitting a relatively unimpressive .246/.284/.349 across 126 at-bats, but there's possible value to be had here in deeper AL-only formats so long as he continues to hit in the two-hole. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:03 pm
  • Starlin Castro sitting out on Wednesday
    Starlin Castro is absent from the Cubs' lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Reds.

    Advice: Addison Russell is at shortstop, with Jonathan Herrera covering second base. Castro will be back out there for the nightcap. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:03 am
  • Crawford smacks 3-run homer as Giants roll
    Brandon Crawford had a big night, finishing 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's rout of the Padres.

    Advice: Crawford smacked a three-run home run to right-center off of Odrisamer Despaigne in the fourth inning, pushing the Giants' lead to 5-0. Though he's slumped over the last month, batting .224 (19-for-85) since June 21, he still has productive numbers, batting .266/.332/.471 with 13 home runs and 58 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:10 pm
  • Segura fills up the box score against Indians
    Jean Segura did a bit of everything Tuesday, finishing 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base against the Indians.

    Advice: Segura was one of the few Brewers to find success against Indians starter Danny Salazar, hitting a two-run homer off him -- his first homer since June 5 -- in the second inning. The stolen base was his 14th of the year, and Segura is batting .282/.310/.361 overall in a decent bounce-back campaign. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:14 pm
  • Turner belts 12th home run in loss to Braves
    Justin Turner hit his 12th home run of the season in a loss to the Braves on Tuesday.

    Advice: A night after going 4-for-4 with three singles, Turner connected on a solo shot against Braves starter Alex Wood in Tuesday's contest. It ended up being his only hit on the night. The infielder continues to enjoy a breakout year in Los Angeles, as he's now hitting .322 with a .940 OPS and a career-high 12 homers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:48 pm
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    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
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  • Flores adds 2 hits, 2 RBI as Mets top Nats
    Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBI as the Mets beat the Nationals 7-2 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Flores gave the Mets an early 1-0 lead in the fourth inning with a single, and added the final run in their four-run ninth inning with a ground out to make it 7-2. The infielder, playing second base for the better part of three-plus weeks, has a meager .252/.285/.387 triple-slash line with 10 home runs and 40 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:20 pm
    4:10 pm vs ^ SD
     
  • 'No discussions' between A's/Mets on Zobrist
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that there are "no active discussions" between the Mets and Athletics regarding Ben Zobrist.

    Advice: This directly conflicts with a report from Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, which said the two sides had already discussed which pieces the Mets would send to the A's. Rosenthal is the best in the business, so you've got to believe his source is legit. Zobrist will be a hot commodity this month. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:28 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist KC - 2B,SS,OF
    L, 12-1 x @Cle
     
  • Mets' trade talks for Ben Zobrist heating up
    Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that trade talks between the Mets and Athletics regarding Ben Zobrist have progressed.

    Advice: Ackert says that the two sides "have gotten as far as discussing pieces" and that the A's "have identified the prospects" from the Mets that they want in exchange for Zobrist. However, the report adds that "nothing is imminent." An earlier report suggested that the Mets might balk at picking up the roughly $3 million remaining on Zobrist's contract for this season, but this newer reports suggests that's probably not the case. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:30 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist KC - 2B,SS,OF
    L, 12-1 x @Cle
     
  • Mets don't want to pay Zobrist's contract
    WFAN's Eddie Coleman reports that the Mets are hesitant to trade for Ben Zobrist because they don't want to pick up the roughly $2-3 million remaining on his contract for the rest of the season.

    Advice: That's embarrassing, if true. The Mets' money issues over the last few years have been no secret, but they're in dire need of some lineup help and Zobrist's contract is hardly unreasonable. It's hard to believe they're going to get any kind of real offensive upgrade if they're unwilling to take on any money. Zobrist will have many suitors, so the A's can move on quickly if the Mets are being stingy about money. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:12 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist KC - 2B,SS,OF
    L, 12-1 x @Cle
     
  • Baez (finger) nearing rehab games in AZ
    Javier Baez (finger) is performing the full range of baseball activities in Arizona.

    Advice: Baez should soon begin playing in games for one of the Cubs' low-level minor league affiliates -- probably one in Arizona. He's been out of commission for Triple-A Iowa since June 7 due to a fractured left ring finger. The 22-year-old infield prospect could help the Cubs by the end of season, even if it's only in a role as a bench bat. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:34 pm
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    Bot 6, 3-1 vs x Col
     
  • Pirates asked A's about Ben Zobrist
    Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates have asked about Ben Zobrist of the Athletics.

    Advice: The Pirates have also checked in on Diamondbacks infielder Cliff Pennington and Padres shortstop Clint Barmes as they try to get by with Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer sidelined. Zobrist is the best player of the bunch and figures to be a very popular target leading up to the trade deadline, so Pennington or Barmes could be more realistic. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:17 am
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist KC - 2B,SS,OF
    L, 12-1 x @Cle
     
  • Rojas (illness) enters game as pinch-runner
    Miguel Rojas (illness) entered Monday's game against the Diamondbacks as a pinch-runner.

    Advice: Rojas, who left Sunday's game due to illness, entered in the eighth inning and remained in the game to play defense. He should be good to go moving forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:43 am
    4:10 pm vs x Was
     
  • Tulowitzki homers as Rockies win a slugfest
    Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run as the Rockies took down the Rangers on Monday.

    Advice: Tulowitzki polished off a four-run second inning with a two-run home run off of Nick Martinez to make it a 7-0 game at the time. The shortstop has homered in back-to-back games, giving him 12 on the season with 52 RBI and a .320/.365/.502 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:21 pm
    4:07 pm vs ^ Phi
     
  • Turner's four-hit night goes to waste in loss
    Justin Turner had four hits in as many at-bats, but the Dodgers fell to the Braves on Monday.

    Advice: Turner's four hits, three of which were singles, accounted for nothing as he neither scored a run nor brought one in. The 30-year-old has showed no signs of slowing down as he's hitting an outstanding .323/.389/.545 with 11 home runs and 40 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:40 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs Oak
     
  • Miguel Rojas leaves with upset stomach
    Miguel Rojas left Sunday's game versus the Phillies with an upset stomach.

    Advice: Rojas went 2-for-3 with an RBI single before leaving. He'll be fine in a day or two. Rotoworld.com Jul 19, 12:34 pm
    4:10 pm vs x Was
     
  • Cabrera (hamstring) to resume activities
    Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) will resume baseball activities early this week.

    Advice: It shouldn't take him too long to get back up to speed since he's only missed a week of action. A return before the end of the month for Cabrera would seem to be possible. Rotoworld.com Jul 19, 8:59 am
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