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  • Goldschmidt extends hit streak to 10 games
    Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a walk, but the Diamondbacks lost in 10 innings to the Dodgers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Goldschmidt kept hope alive, drilling a two run double in the bottom of the 10th inning against Kenley Jansen to make it a 6-4 game. The first baseman is on a 10-game hitting streak, batting a ridiculous .354/.469/.639 with 20 home runs, 65 RBI, and 15 stolen bases to date.
    Yesterday, 10:53 pm
  • Grandal plates four as Dodgers beat DBacks
    Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and a two-run home run in Tuesday's 10-inning win against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Grandal opened the scoring with a two-run home run off of Rubby De La Rosa in the second inning. He added necessary insurance in the 10th inning with a two-run double to make it a 6-3 game. Grandal has homered in back-to-back games, giving him 12 on the season along with 31 RBI and a .269/.380/.497 triple-slash line.
    Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Teixeira's 19th HR serves as Yanks' only run
    Mark Teixeira provided the Yankees their only run in Tuesday's loss against the Angels.

    Advice: It was a solo home run to left-center off of Andrew Heaney, one of only two Yankee hits on the evening. He finished 1-for-2 with a walk. Teixeira hadn't homered since June 15, but has 19 on the season with 54 RBI and a .246/.359/.536 triple-slash line.
    Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Pujols rips 24th home run as Angels edge NYY
    Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, helping the Angels edge the Yankees on Tuesday.

    Advice: Pujols tied the game at 1-1 when he ripped a solo home run to straightaway center field off of Ivan Nova. He has 24 on the season and seems like a good bet to cross the 40-homer threshold by season's end, which would be the first time he will have done that since 2010. Pujols has also knocked in 49 runs while batting .265/.332/.558.
    Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Solarte prevents Padres from getting no-hit
    Yangervis Solarte gave the Padres reason to smile in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, as his seventh-inning double prevented a no-hitter.

    Advice: Mariners starter Mike Montgomery hadn't allowed a hit with one out in the seventh inning when Solarte stepped to the plate. He saved his team from ignominy with a double, but he was ultimately stranded. Solarte had consecutive multi-hit games coming into Tuesday, but otherwise hasn't done much at the plate in 2015, batting .247/.299/.344 with two home runs and 28 RBI.
    Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Mauer collects two RBI in win over Reds
    Joe Mauer went 2-for-3 with two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Mauer scored a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning before adding an RBI single in the eighth. It was Mauer's first multi-RBI game since June 5, as he totaled nine RBI for the month of June. The multi-hit game was just his fifth this month. With Tuesday's game, Mauer is now hitting .263/.334/.370 with 39 RBI on the year.
    Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Bour hits seventh homer in win over Giants
    Justin Bour hit his seventh home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: The solo homer was his only hit in four at-bats on the night. He's now got seven homers in 50 games with the Marlins. The 27-year-old is hitting .254/.331/.454 overall.
    Yesterday, 7:50 pm
  • Espinosa's 3-hit, 2-double night aids in win
    Danny Espinosa doubled twice with an RBI and two runs scored in a 3-for-5 effort as the Nationals topped the Braves 6-1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Espinosa sparked a four-run first inning with an RBI double. He later scored on a Wilson Ramos single. He singled to lead off the third inning and eventually scored following A.J. Pierzynski's throwing error. Espinosa had been slumping, batting .107 (3-for-28) since June 20. He's batting .259/.336/.438 overall with eight home runs, 23 RBI, and 37 runs scored.
    Yesterday, 7:40 pm
    New Player Note
    Danny Espinosa Was - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Ortiz launches 13th home run in a win vs. TOR
    David Ortiz hit a solo home run in a 1-for-4 effort as the Red Sox took down the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ortiz made it a 4-0 game when he slugged a solo home run off of Marco Estrada in the third inning. He's gone yard in two of his last three games, giving him 13 on the year with 36 RBI and a .228/.313/.422 triple-slash line.
    Yesterday, 7:25 pm
  • Zimmerman (foot) goes through full workout
    Ryan Zimmerman (foot) went through a full workout on Tuesday, hitting, fielding grounders and doing some running.

    Advice: He'll go through a similar workout on Wednesday before being re-evaluated. It's possible at that point Zimmerman will be cleared to begin a rehab assignment, as it would appear he could be activated by next week. "He hasn’t hit a groundball to short and had to run full-speed to first yet, so that’s the telling sign," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "There’s no way to simulate that unless you get in a game situation and it happens naturally and he reacts. Going five steps to his left to dive for a ball or having to turn first to third, you can’t do it, you can’t simulate that, it’s never the same as being in competition."
    Yesterday, 4:02 pm
    New Player Note
    Ryan Zimmerman Was - 1B,3B,OF
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Freeman (wrist) might not return before break
    Freddie Freeman (wrist) might be held out until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: The Braves had been optimistic about getting him back before the break, but that's looking unlikely now. Freeman hasn't had a setback with his right wrist, but it makes sense to give him a little extra time. "We were hoping we could get him shortly after the 15 days, but I think it’s going to be a little longer than that," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Not quite sure how much longer. We had our fingers crossed and were optimistic to get him (then or soon after), but I think it’s going to be little longer."
    Yesterday, 3:12 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Morse (back) to be activated in a few days
    Marlins manager Dan Jennings said Michael Morse (back) will be activated in the next few days.

    Advice: Morse was pulled off his rehab assignment on Monday after tweaking a muscle in his back, but tests taken Tuesday showed nothing major. Morse was originally placed on the disabled list May 23 with a finger sprain.
    Yesterday, 1:36 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • A's option Max Muncy to AAA Nashville
    Athletics optioned INF Max Muncy to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Muncy batted .203/.273/.367 with two home runs across 88 plate appearances with the A's. The 24-year-old corner infielder has posted big numbers at Triple-A and should get another shot in the majors soon enough.
    Yesterday, 1:21 pm
    Not Active
    12:35 pm vs Col
  • Loney (finger) begins rehab stint Tuesday
    James Loney (finger) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Loney, out since May 24 with a broken left middle finger, will DH in his return to game action. He has a good chance to return prior to the All-Star break.
    Yesterday, 12:56 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Cle
  • Morse tweaks back muscle on rehab stint
    Michael Morse has returned to Miami after tweaking a back muscle during his minor league rehab assignment.

    Advice: Morse was considered likely to be activated Tuesday, but that's obviously not going to happen now. No word yet on how much time he'll miss. The 33-year-old has already been sidelined since May 23 with a finger sprain.
    Yesterday, 11:39 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • Goldschmidt adds 2 RBI, 2 SB in D'Backs win
    Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a walk, a two-run single, and two stolen bases as the Diamondbacks pounded their way to a win over the Dodgers on Monday.

    Advice: Goldschmidt is now on a 10-game hitting streak, extended with a single in the sixth inning just ahead of a Yasmany Tomas home run. Goldy then ripped a two-run single in the eighth to cap off a four-run frame. He's having a bonkers year, carrying a .352/.467/.637 triple-slash line with 20 home runs, 64 RBI, 15 stolen bases, 55 runs scored, and 60 walks.
    Monday, 10:30 pm
  • Cron's homer does the job in win vs. Yankees
    C.J. Cron went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, helping the Angels edge the Yankees on Monday.

    Advice: Cron, recently recalled from Triple-A, drilled his second big league home run of the season in the seventh inning off of CC Sabathia to pad the Angels' lead to 4-1. He hasn't hit much in the majors this season, but has crushed Triple-A competition in two short stints.
    Monday, 10:04 pm
    4:05 pm vs NYY
  • James Loney (finger) nearing rehab assignment
    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Monday that James Loney (finger) could begin a rehab assignment "in the next couple of days."

    Advice: Loney has progressed more quickly than expected in his recovery from a broken left middle finger and could be activated prior to the All-Star break. The first baseman sports a .275/.322/.376 batting line with two homers and 11 RBI in 30 games this season.
    Monday, 5:10 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Cle
  • C.J. Cron recalled from Triple-A
    Angels recalled 1B/DH C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cron is batting just .204/.237/.269 in his time with the big club this season. He'll see some time versus left-handers.
    Monday, 1:26 pm
    4:05 pm vs NYY
  • Ortiz homers, helping Red Sox beat the Rays
    David Ortiz walked and hit a two-run home run in four plate appearances Sunday as the Red Sox took down the Rays.

    Advice: Ortiz made it a 4-0 game when he clubbed a two-run home run to right-center off of Chris Archer, one of three homers his team hit on the afternoon. The veteran has 12 home runs on the season, but has hit half of them in the last three and a half weeks. He has also knocked in 35 runs while batting .231/.318/.420.
    Sunday, 1:41 pm
  • James Loney (finger) ahead of schedule
    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Saturday that James Loney (finger) is ahead of schedule in his recovery and should return to the Rays before the All-Star break.

    Advice: Loney has been on the shelf since May 25 with a broken left middle finger and was expected to be sidelined until after the Mid-Summer classic. Before hitting the disabled list, he was hitting .275/.322/.376 with two homers and 11 RBI in 30 games.
    Saturday, 9:53 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Cle
  • Morse (finger) expected to rejoin Marlins
    Joe Frisaro of believes that Michael Morse will rejoin the Marlins within the next couple of days.

    Advice: With the injury to Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins need a powerful bat in the middle of their lineup, and hope that Morse is healthy enough to provide that. He has looked good on his minor league rehab assignment and should be activated before the end of the weekend.
    Saturday, 9:02 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • Yasmani Grandal sitting again on Friday
    Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's the second straight game he's been on the bench. Grandal isn't suffering from any known injury, so it appears the club is just wanting to go with A.J. Ellis behind the plate.
    Friday, 12:14 pm
  • Ryan Zimmerman (foot) takes swings off tee
    Ryan Zimmerman (foot) took 25 swings off a tee on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was also able to take throws at first base and walk on a treadmill as he continues his recovery from plantar fasciitis. He'll require a minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Nationals which puts a potential return at some point in mid-July.
    Thursday, 6:04 pm
    New Player Note
    Ryan Zimmerman Was - 1B,3B,OF
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Freddie Freeman gets PRP injection in wrist
    Freddie Freeman received a platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injection in his right wrist earlier this week.

    Advice: Freeman was placed on the disabled list this week with what was termed as a right wrist contusion. The hope is that the PRP injection will help speed up the healing process. It's unlikely he'll be ready when he's first eligible on July 3, but the Braves are optimistic it could happen prior to the All-Star break.
    Thursday, 2:23 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Paul Goldschmidt hits 20th homer
    Paul Goldschmidt launched his 20th homer of the year Wednesday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Goldschmidt's 20th homer came in his 71st game of the season. Last year, he hit 19 in 109 games before a fractured hand ended his season. He's also surpassed his 2014 total in steals (12 to 9) and he's getting close to last year's walk total (57 to 64).
    Wednesday, 10:25 pm
  • David Ortiz hits two-run homer
    David Ortiz hit a two-run homer off Bud Norris in Boston's win Wednesday.

    Advice: Ortiz has five homers in his last 13 games after hitting six in his first 52. All 11 of his homers on the season have come against righties. Southpaws have completely owned him this year, but there aren't many AL hitters with better numbers versus right-handers.
    Wednesday, 7:09 pm
  • Zimmerman (foot) takes throws at first base
    Ryan Zimmerman (foot) took throws at first base on Wednesday.

    Advice: Nationals manager Matt Williams said he also walked briskly on a treadmill for 15 minutes and that the team hopes he can resume jogging soon. "For right now, he is making good progress. The pressure on the plantar fasciitis is being reduced and he is feeling better about it," Williams said. Zimmerman was prescribed only rest for the foot ailment, so as long as he's feeling good he can continue to work toward a return. It's unclear whether he'll need a rehab assignment before being activated.
    Wednesday, 5:29 pm
    New Player Note
    Ryan Zimmerman Was - 1B,3B,OF
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Teixeira drives home two in return Wednesday
    Mark Teixeira finished 3-for-5 with two RBI in the Yankees' rout of the Phillies on Wednesday.

    Advice: That cortisone shot for his neck injury apparently did the trick. All of Teixeira's hits were singles, but he drove in one run in the Yankees' three-run fourth inning and another run in the Yankees' four-run seventh inning. The veteran first baseman is batting .259/.369/.557 with 51 RBI in 66 games this season.
    Wednesday, 1:25 pm
  • Mark Teixeira (neck) returns to lineup Wed.
    Mark Teixeira (neck) is back in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Teixeira was given a cortisone shot to combat his ailing neck and was cleared to return to action after testing things out in batting practice. The Yankees' first baseman is tied for fourth in the American League with 18 home runs this season.
    Wednesday, 8:45 am
  • Michael Morse (finger) nearing return
    Michael Morse (finger) could be activated at some point during the Marlins' homestand, which runs through June 30.

    Advice: Morse has batted .286/.375/.476 with one homer over six rehab games as he works his way back from a a sprained right finger. He was hitting just .211/.268/.289 before the injury, but with Justin Bour falling back to earth Morse should start getting the lion's share of playing time at first base again.
    Wednesday, 7:03 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs SF
  • Zimmerman (foot) took swings on Tuesday
    Ryan Zimmerman (foot) took swings Tuesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

    Advice: Zimmerman has been fitted with an orthotic insert for his left cleat that will hopefully help him play through his plantar fasciitis. He was batting just .209/.265/.346 through 56 games before being placed on the disabled list June 11.
    Tuesday, 1:34 pm
    New Player Note
    Ryan Zimmerman Was - 1B,3B,OF
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Mark Teixeira (neck) out of Tuesday's lineup
    Mark Teixeira (neck) is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

    Advice: An MRI came back negative on Teixeira's neck, but he received a cortisone shot and is expected to be out until at least Wednesday. Garrett Jones will start at first base against right-hander Sean O'Sullivan.
    Tuesday, 12:57 pm
  • Braves place Freeman (wrist) on 15-day DL
    Braves placed 1B Freddie Freeman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 18, with a right wrist contusion.

    Advice: The move is now official. Freeman's wrist issue isn't believed to be serious, so there's a chance he'll be ready to return after the minimum 15 days, but it's still a big loss for Altanta. The 25-year-old is batting .299/.367/.520 with 12 home runs and 41 RBI over 66 games this season.
    Tuesday, 10:54 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Freeman (wrist) to be placed on 15-day DL
    Freddie Freeman (wrist) is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: The Braves have yet to make an official announcement, but Joey Terdoslavich is expected to take his place on the active roster. While Freeman will miss a couple of weeks, Mark Bowman of hears that his wrist injury is not believed to be serious.
    Tuesday, 9:19 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Pujols' torrid June continues with 2 more HR
    Albert Pujols blasted another pair of home runs, powering the Angels past the Astros on Monday in a 2-for-3 effort.

    Advice: Pujols' first homer, a two-run shot off of Brett Oberholtzer, gave the Angels a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning. He homered again in the seventh to make it 3-1. The veteran has had a torrid June, now having drilled 12 homers in 20 games. He has a league-leading total of 23 on the season along with 47 RBI and a .275/.336/.581 triple-slash line.
    Monday, 10:34 pm
  • MRI on Mark Teixeira's neck comes back clean
    An MRI on Mark Teixeira's neck came back negative.

    Advice: Teixeira isn't dealing with anything serious, although he was given a cortisone injection in hopes of speeding up the healing process. He could miss a few more games while the shot takes effect.
    Monday, 7:56 pm
  • Freeman (wrist) to DL a 'strong possibility''s Mark Bowman reports that "it sounds like there's a strong possibility" Freddie Freeman (wrist) will be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: Results of the MRI on Freeman's right wrist haven't been revealed yet, but it was apparently bad enough that he'll be out at least a couple weeks. The move likely won't be made official until Tuesday since the Braves are off Monday. Kelly Johnson has been filling in for Freeman at first base and should continue to do so, although Joey Terdoslavich is expected to be called up to take Freeman's roster spot and he could also see some time at first.
    Monday, 7:08 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Teixeira (neck) expected to be out until Wed.
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't expect Mark Teixeira (neck) back in the lineup until at least Wednesday.

    Advice: Teixeira has been bothered by a neck issue for about 10 days and was sent for an MRI. He's sitting out Monday and will be on the bench Tuesday, as well. "It's hard to turn," Girardi said. "I think we've all experienced that. It can be frustrating, and it's irritating. It's something that's tough to play in, because obviously they have to turn a lot in this game."
    Monday, 4:53 pm
  • James Loney (finger) takes grounders
    James Loney (finger) will field ground balls on Monday.

    Advice: He'll also take some dry swings later this week. Loney has missed the last month of action with a broken left middle finger and isn't expected back prior to the All-Star break.
    Monday, 1:30 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Cle
  • Teixeira out Monday, undergoing MRI on neck
    Mark Teixeira is out of the Yankees' lineup on Monday because of lingering stiffness in his neck.

    Advice: Garrett Jones is starting at first base and batting sixth against Phillies right-hander Kevin Correia. Teixeira boasts a stellar .920 OPS with 18 home runs and 49 RBI in 65 games this season, but this neck issue won't seem to go away. He is undergoing an MRI.
    Monday, 12:31 pm
  • Freeman (wrist) to undergo MRI on Monday
    Freddie Freeman is set to undergo an MRI exam on his injured wrist on Monday.

    Advice: Freeman missed the entire weekend series against the Mets and became frustrated at the lingering pain while attempting to take swings in the indoor batting cages on Sunday. There's a chance that the slugger could be headed for a trip to the disabled list, but nothing will be known until after Monday's exam.
    Jun 21, 8:46 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Yasmani Grandal homers twice to power LAD
    Yasmani Grandal blasted a pair of home runs on Sunday night, powering the Dodgers to a 10-2 victory over the Giants.

    Advice: Grandal also singled, finishing the night 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a pair of RBI. Each of Grandal's long balls, and all four that the Dodgers hit in the contest, came off of San Francisco reliever Yusmeiro Petit. Grandal has been an absolute force offensively for the Dodgers this year, slashing .276/.386/.494 with 10 homers and 26 RBI in 170 at-bats. His defense is also drawing positive marks from various metrics.
    Jun 21, 8:15 pm
  • Freeman (wrist) to be examined by specialist
    Freddie Freeman will have his ailing right wrist examined by a specialist on Sunday.

    Advice: Freeman received a cortisone shot late last week but was still sore when he swung a bat on Sunday, so the Braves are trying to get a better handle on the situation. It's too soon to say whether the disabled list might be a possibility, but it can't be ruled out.
    Jun 21, 12:38 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Freddie Freeman (wrist) could undergo MRI
    Freddie Freeman (wrist) could undergo an MRI on Monday.

    Advice: Freeman's right wrist was still sore when he swung a bat Sunday, and he was out of the lineup for a third straight game. That the wrist is still sore following a cortisone shot is obviously not a good sign, so the Braves might send him for an exam.
    Jun 21, 11:34 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Freeman (wrist) held out of action again
    Freddie Freeman (wrist) remained out of the Braves' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Thursday due to a right wrist sprain. Freeman will aim to return to the lineup on Tuesday following Monday's off day. Kelly Johnson is at first base again.
    Jun 21, 11:01 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Was
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