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  • Marlins growing confident they'll move Latos
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Marlins are "growing more confident" that they'll trade Mat Latos.

    Advice: His market is "coming into focus," Crasnick was told by a source. Latos got off to a rough start this season prior to hitting the disabled list with a right knee injury, but he has improved his value with a 2.96 ERA over his last seven starts. The Yankees, Cubs, and Blue Jays have reportedly shown interest in a deal. 45 minutes ago
  • Phils want best offers on Hamels by Wednesday
    According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Phillies have told several teams interested in Cole Hamels that they'd like to get their "best" offers by Wednesday.

    Advice: Coming off a no-hitter, Hamels is currently scheduled to make his next start Thursday against the Braves. The Phillies would apparently prefer to make a decision before that, but there's a chance this situation could drag into Friday. The Dodgers and Rangers have been considered the favorites to land Hamels in recent days, but the Phillies have also spoken with the Cubs, Giants, Astros, Diamondbacks, Yankees, and Red Sox. Today, 9:26 am
  • Marlins getting calls about Ozuna
    Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that "numerous teams" are asking the Marlins about Marcell Ozuna, including the Indians.

    Advice: Spencer notes that the Marlins aren't shopping Ozuna, but they have been scouting pitching in Cleveland of late. Ozuna was demoted to Triple-A earlier this month after batting just .249/.301/.337 over 79 games this season, but he's still just 24 years old and has a lot of promise. It's no surprise he's a popular guy with other teams. Today, 9:08 am
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    4:10 pm vs Was
  • 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. Today, 8:06 am
  • Teams believe Shields would go unclaimed
    According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, some teams believe James Shields would go unclaimed on waivers in August.

    Advice: The reason being is that Shields still three years and $65 million on his contract. While the veteran right-hander could be traded by Friday's trade deadline, a deal could still happen in August. Today, 7:52 am
  • Jayson Werth (wrist) to be activated Tuesday
    Jayson Werth (wrist) is set to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

    Advice: The Nationals will also get Ryan Zimmerman (foot) back on Tuesday. Werth, out since mid-May with two small fractures in his left wrist, batted .367 (11-for-30) with two doubles over nine minor league rehab games between High-A Potomac and Triple-A Syracuse. Today, 6:28 am
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Dee Gordon (thumb) hopes to be activated Tue.
    Dee Gordon (thumb) went 1-for-4 with a single and played seven innings in the field in a minor league rehab game Monday with High-A Jupiter.

    Advice: Gordon reported "no pain" with his dislocated left thumb and declared himself ready to be activated on Tuesday. "I'm not the training staff -- I'm going to go with whatever the organization wants me to do," said Gordon. "But I feel good and it was good to get back out there today." Today, 6:23 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Giants making 'strong push' for Cole Hamels
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Giants are making a "strong push" to acquire Cole Hamels from the Phillies.

    Advice: Rosenthal notes that the Giants have $50 million coming off the payroll at the end of the season, so adding Hamels wouldn't break the bank. The Giants' biggest competition might be the division rival Dodgers, though the Rangers, Yankees, Cubs, Diamondbacks, and Astros have also been mentioned as possibilities. Today, 6:01 am
  • 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. Today, 5:48 am
  • Chafin closes out 10-inning win over Mariners
    Andrew Chafin pitched a scoreless 10th inning, closing out Monday's 4-3 win against the Mariners.

    Advice: Regular closer Brad Ziegler had pitched on each of the previous three days, so Chafin filled in on Monday. He allowed a one-out hit to Kyle Seager, who advanced to second base on a ground out. The lefty then intentionally walked Robinson Cano before getting Seth Smith to strike out to end the game. Brad Ziegler will continue getting the ball in save opportunities for the D'Backs, but there's a chance he could be traded. In that case, Chafin would be a candidate to pick up saves. Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Ray fires seven strong innings vs. Mariners
    Robbie Ray pitched well in a no-decision, halting the Mariners at two runs in seven innings in Monday's 10-inning victory.

    Advice: Ray allowed six hits and two walks while striking out eight. The first run came in on Logan Morrison's RBI single in the fifth inning, and the second was courtesy Robinson Cano in the sixth on a solo homer. Ray has been terrific in 11 starts this year, boasting a 2.70 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP and a 58/17 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings. He'll face off with the Astros at Minute Maid Park in his next outing. Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Cano walks twice, homers, but Mariners lose
    Robinson Cano had a pair of walks and a solo home run in five plate appearances, but the Mariners fell to the Diamondbacks in 10 innings on Monday.

    Advice: Cano delivered a solo home run off of Robbie Ray in the sixth inning to reduce the Mariners' deficit to one run. He's had a torrid July, homering seven times while hitting .347 (33-for-95). As a result, his triple-slash line is up to .265/.309/.416 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI on the season. Yesterday, 10:46 pm
  • Goldschmidt homers, draws 3 walks in a win
    Paul Goldschmidt drew three walks and went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Monday's 10-inning win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Goldschmidt put the Diamondbacks up 1-0 in the first inning when he drilled a solo home run to left field off of Mike Montgomery. The Mariners didn't seem to have any interest in pitching to him after that, and with good reason: the first baseman is batting an absurd .346/.465/.611 with 22 home runs, 75 RBI, and 17 stolen bases. Goldschmidt also leads the majors in walks by a large margin with 82, 10 more than the next-highest total (Bryce Harper, 72). Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Heston picks up eleventh win against Brewers
    Chris Heston pitched seven innings and allowed only two runs to earn his 11th win of the season on Monday facing the Brewers.

    Advice: The Brewers ended Heston's shutout bid, when they used a walk, a double, and a single to plate two runs. The right-hander worked around five hits and three walks while striking out four on the evening. Heston owns a terrific 11-5 record with a 3.14 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a 99/35 K/BB ratio over 126 innings. He hasn't lost since June 14 and will look to keep that streak going over the weekend in a road start against the Rangers. Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Lohse pitches into seventh, but loses to SFG
    Kyle Lohse yielded four runs over 6 2/3 innings, taking his 12th loss of the season on Monday versus the Giants.

    Advice: The Giants put up a three-spot in the fourth inning, which included a two-run Brandon Crawford home run. Gregor Blanco ripped a pinch-hit RBI double in the seventh. Lohse, overall, gave up five hits and three walks, and failed to register a strikeout. The right-hander owns an abysmal 6.24 ERA with a 1.44 WHIP and an 83/29 K/BB ratio over 119 2/3 innings. He faces the Cubs in a home start next. Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • 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. Yesterday, 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. Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Hamels has told Astros he won't go there
    ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Astros "were told weeks ago" that Cole Hamels would not approve a trade to Houston.

    Advice: It apparently hasn't kept the Astros from pursuing him, as both Stark and his colleague, Jerry Crasnick, are hearing that Houston is making a late push for the left-hander. Whether they'd be able to offer the best package and talk the left-hander into changing his mind remains to be seen. Yesterday, 7:09 pm
  • Astros 'making big push' for Cole Hamels
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Astros "remain in the thick" of the bidding for Cole Hamels and are "making a big push" for the left-hander.

    Advice: The Astros acquired Scott Kazmir last week but apparently aren't done in their search for frontline pitching. Houston is on Hamels' no-trade list and it's been reported previously that he might not be willing to waive it in order to go to the Astros. The Rangers are viewed by most as the favorites at the moment to land Hamels. Yesterday, 6:03 pm
  • Diamondbacks showing interest in Cole Hamels
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Diamondbacks have reached out to the Phillies to express their interest in Cole Hamels.

    Advice: The D'Backs can't be considered real contenders this season, but they'd be looking at Hamels as more of a long-term play since he's under contract through 2018 with an option for 2019. Arizona is one of 20 clubs on Hamels' no-trade list, although the southpaw has noted that he'd be willing to consider a deal to any club. Yesterday, 2:10 pm
  • Padres pushing hard to deal large contracts
    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Padres are pushing hard to deal some of their large contracts before the trade deadline.

    Advice: The team is already likely to move impending free agents Justin Upton, Will Venable and Ian Kennedy, but according to league sources they're trying everything they can to move James Shields, Andrew Cashner and Craig Kimbrel as well. Look for A.J. Preller to be a very busy man this week. Sunday, 7:35 pm
  • Latos logs quality start in loss to Padres
    Mat Latos logged a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Padres, surrendering three runs on six hits over his six innings of work.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander punched out five on the afternoon and didn't issue a walk. In what may have been his final start in a Marlins uniform, Latos did enough to keep his team in the ballgame but the run support to earn a victory simply wasn't there. He now owns a 4.48 ERA, 3.53 xFIP and 79/25 K/BB ratio over 88 1/3 innings on the season. If he happens to remain with the Marlins, he'll take on the Padres his next time out on Saturday. Sunday, 3:50 pm
  • 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. Sunday, 11:06 am
  • Rangers not close to Cole Hamels deal yet
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Rangers and Phillies "remain in dialogue" about a Cole Hamels trade, but a deal isn't close at this point.

    Advice: The Rangers appear to have moved to the front of the pack in the race for Hamels, but it sounds like nothing is imminent. Texas isn't a legitimate contender this season, but they'd be eyeing the future in acquiring Hamels, who is under contract through 2018 with an option for 2019. Sunday, 10:17 am
  • Rangers the 'lead team' in Hamels trade talks
    Jim Salisbury of reports that the Rangers are the "lead team" in the Cole Hamels trade discussions.

    Advice: The report comes on the heels of FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal saying that there is "momentum building" toward a Hamels deal. The Rangers aren't real playoff contenders this season, but Hamels is under contract through at least 2018 and would represent a dynamic 1-2 punch with Yu Darvish over the next few years. The Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees and Giants are viewed as the biggest challengers to the Rangers for Hamels' services. Sunday, 7:35 am
  • 'Momentum building' toward Cole Hamels trade
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that there is "momentum building" toward a trade of Cole Hamels.

    Advice: Rosenthal says that trade proposals for Hamels have improved since the left-hander threw a no-hitter versus the Cubs on Saturday, with clubs offering better players and asking for the Phillies to cover less of the southpaw's contract. He also notes that the Cubs, Dodgers, Rangers, Yankees and Giants have shown the most interest in Hamels of late. Sunday, 7:05 am
  • Dee Gordon (thumb) could be activated Tues.
    Dee Gordon (thumb) could be activated on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gordon will play in a rehab game with High-A Jupiter on Sunday and could get immediate clearance to return if it goes well. The speedy second baseman has been out since July 12 with a dislocated left thumb. He's batting .338/.359/.413 with 33 stolen bases in 84 games this season for the Marlins. Saturday, 6:12 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Cano slugs three-run homer in M's loss
    Robinson Cano slugged a three-run homer Saturday in the Mariners' loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: It was a fourth-inning shot to left field off Jays starter Drew Hutchison. Cano has been producing this entire month and is obviously capable of finishing strong. Saturday, 4:44 pm
  • Hamels gets his first no-no at Wrigley Field
    Cole Hamels pitched the first no-hitter of his career on Saturday afternoon against the Cubs.

    Advice: It ended on a Kris Bryant fly to deep center field that Odubel Herrera nearly lost on the warning track. Hamels walked two but struck out 13 in what might be his final appearance as a member of the Phillies. It gave the franchise its 13th no-hitter, and it was the first no-hitter thrown against the Cubs in 50 years. The 31-year-old left-hander will carry a 3.64 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and a 137/39 K/BB ratio (through 128 2/3 innings) into trade deadline week. Saturday, 3:47 pm
  • 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. Saturday, 1:28 pm
  • Yankees have inquired about Cole Hamels
    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Yankees have contacted the Phillies about acquiring Cole Hamels.

    Advice: Rosenthal notes that the Phillies like Aaron Judge, but he's one of the prized young prospects that the Yankees aren't planning to move at the trade deadline. Hamels would provide a much needed upgrade atop the Yankees rotation if they are able to acquire the veteran southpaw. Saturday, 9:28 am
  • Yankees, Cubs, Blue Jays in on Mat Latos's Joe Frisaro reports that the Yankees, Cubs and Blue Jays are showing interest in Mat Latos.

    Advice: The Jays' interest had been reported previously, although ESPN's Jerry Crasnick shot down the rumor. Latos got off to a poor start and isn't viewed as a good clubhouse guy, but he's posted a 2.72 ERA over his last six starts while showing improved velocity. Some team figures to take a plunge on him before the deadline. Friday, 9:41 am
  • Padres 'really want to move' Shields, Cashner
    ESPN's Jayson Stark was told by rival clubs that the Padres "really want to move" James Shields and Andrew Cashner.

    Advice: They're listening on Tyson Ross, as well, but Ross is cheaper and under team control through 2017, so the club is probably more inclined to hang on to him. Ian Kennedy has been mentioned in trade rumors, too, as far as the Padres' rotation goes. Shields, 33, is in the first season of a four-year, $75 million contract and has posted a 3.77 ERA with 144 strikeouts over 126 2/3 innings this season. Cashner holds a 4.10 ERA with 97 whiffs over 109 2/3 frames and is arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter. Friday, 9:21 am
  • Dee Gordon to take batting practice soon
    Dee Gordon (thumb) is scheduled to begin taking batting practice before the end of the week.

    Advice: The speedy infielder has been sidelined since July 12 due to a dislocated thumb. Once he's cleared for full baseball activities, he'll need a couple of games on a minor league rehab assignment before he's ready to rejoin the Marlins. Gordon remains hopeful for a return before the end of July. Thursday, 5:35 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Goldschmidt collects a pair of hits in loss
    Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a walk, double and run scored in the Diamondbacks' loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Goldschmidt continues to torment pitchers amidst another lost season for Arizona. He's now slashing a ridiculous .343/.456/.603. The All-Star first baseman has become a five-category fantasy monster. He's on pace for 37 homers, 125 RBI, 106 runs and 30 steals. Wednesday, 10:04 pm
  • Ray falls back to earth in loss to the Fish
    Robbie Ray coughed up five runs (four earned) across 4 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Ray whiffed four, issued three free passes and gave up five hits. It was a disappointing outing from the resurgent 23-year-old, who had allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his last nine starts coming in. We endorse Ray as a consistent NL-only play. Mixed leaguers may also want to take a look at Ray's upcoming two-start week; the matchup in Seattle is ideal, while the date in Houston brings risk. Wednesday, 10:01 pm
  • 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. Wednesday, 4:05 pm
  • Shields fans seven Giants over five innings
    James Shields struck out seven over five scoreless innings but didn't factor in the decision Wednesday against the Giants.

    Advice: Shields left with a tenuous 1-0 lead that quickly went away, saddling him with a no-decision. He allowed just three hits while walking three in the outing. Missing out on the victory means Shields remains 8-3 with a 3.77 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 144/47 K/BB ratio through 21 starts. An attractive matchup at the Mets on Tuesday is up next. Wednesday, 4:04 pm
  • Lohse pounded for five runs by Indians
    Kyle Lohse fooled nobody in Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Indians, surrendering five runs on 10 hits over five innings.

    Advice: Of the 10 hits Lohse allowed, two left the ballpark in the form of a solo home run by Francisco Lindor in the first inning and a three-run shot by Michael Brantley in the third. The veteran right-hander struck out three and walked three in the ugly outing. His numbers for the season? Also less than shiny, as he now holds a 6.29 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 83/26 K/BB ratio over 113 innings. Assuming he hasn't pitched his way out of the Brewer rotation, he'll take to the road to face the Giants in his next start. Wednesday, 2:39 pm
  • Blue Jays have 'no interest' in Mat Latos
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Blue Jays have "no interest" in Mat Latos and are currently not in talks with the Marlins.

    Advice: FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported earlier that the Jays were considering Latos but then later added that he wasn't high on their priority list. Now, it appears that he's not even on their radar. Crasnick also adds that Latos "wore out his welcome" with the Reds and "it's been the same story" with the Marlins. Wednesday, 8:46 am
  • Blue Jays showing interest in Mat Latos
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays are among the teams interested in Mat Latos.

    Advice: Latos has looked like a different pitcher since returning from the disabled list, posting a 2.72 ERA over six starts while showing improved velocity. Thus, it's no surprise that he's drawing some interest on the trade market, although Morosi adds that he's not Toronto's top target. Latos will be a free agent after the season and should be able to fetch the Marlins a nice mid-level prospect. Wednesday, 6:47 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. Tuesday, 10:10 pm
  • Heston flirts with no-no again, gets 10th win
    Chris Heston flirted with a no-hitter but settled for shutting the Padres out on one hit over 7 1/3 innings, earning his 10th win on Tuesday.

    Advice: Heston, who authored a no-hitter on June 9 against the Mets, no-hit the Padres through five innings on Tuesday, but Melvin Upton, Jr. broke it up with a leadoff single in the sixth. The right-hander walked two while striking out six in the sterling effort. He has a 3.18 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a 95/32 K/BB ratio over 119 innings to date. Heston will face the Brewers at home next. Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • Latos blanks D'Backs over 7 innings in a win
    Mat Latos dominated the Diamondbacks, tossing seven shutout innings as the Marlins won on Tuesday.

    Advice: Latos scattered four hits (all singles) and a walk while striking out seven in his first start since July 5. The right-hander has been much better since returning from the disabled list for the first time, owning a 2.72 ERA in six starts since June 13. That's good news for the Marlins, who could trade Latos in the days leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. He has a 4.48 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 74/25 K/BB ratio over 82 1/3 innings. The Padres await him in his next start on the road. Tuesday, 9:35 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. Tuesday, 8:14 pm
  • Werth (wrist) singles in rehab game
    Jayson Werth (wrist) went 1-for-3 with a single Monday in a minor league rehab game with Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: Werth moved up to Triple-A after going 2-for-7 with two RBI and a walk over three rehab games with High-A Potomac. He should be ready to rejoin the Nationals in a few days. The veteran outfielder has been sidelined since mid-May with two small fractures in his left wrist. Tuesday, 8:36 am
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • 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. Monday, 9:21 pm
  • Cano homers again, but Mariners fall to DET
    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Tigers on Monday.

    Advice: Cano tied the game at three apiece with his solo home run in the fifth inning against Alfredo Simon. It's his fifth home run of the month and ninth of the season, as the second baseman appears to have finally discovered his power stroke. Cano still owns a disappointing .255/.294/.393 batting line with 35 RBI. Monday, 7:21 pm
  • Jayson Werth moved to the 60-day DL
    Nationals transferred OF Jayson Werth from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: It's just a procedural move to clear a 40-man roster spot for new reliever Abel de los Santos. Werth, out since May 15 with fractures in his left wrist, should be ready to join the Nationals in about a week. Monday, 11:16 am
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Jayson Werth (wrist) continuing rehab at AAA
    Jayson Werth (wrist) will continue his rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: Werth had two hits in seven at-bats at High-A Potomac. He has been out since the middle of May with two small fractures in his left wrist and was originally projected to remain sidelined until August, but the veteran outfielder now seems to be trending smoothly toward a late-July return. Werth can provide a nice boost for the Washington offense down the stretch and into October, even at age 36. Jul 20, 9:07 am
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Cano blasts pair of home runs to beat Yankees
    Robinson Cano blasted a pair of two-run home runs on Saturday, powering the Mariners to a 4-3 victory over the Yankees at his old stomping grounds in New York.

    Advice: It's the 14th time in Cano's career that he has recorded a multi-home run game, and the first time he has accomplished the feat as a Mariner. He got the Mariners on the board with a two-run shot off Michael Pineda in the first inning, then broke a 2-2 tie when he replicated the feat in the sixth. He finished the afternoon 3-for-4, raising his season slash to .254/.292/.387 to go along with his eight homers and 34 RBI. Jul 18, 1:22 pm
  • Robbie Ray strikes out eight Giants
    Robbie Ray yielded two runs in five innings and struck out eight Friday against the Giants.

    Advice: It's a new career high in strikeouts for Ray. His last five starts haven't matched his first four, but he's still pitching plenty well enough to keep his rotation spot. With no walks tonight, he has a 46/12 K/BB ratio in 55 innings. Jul 17, 10:53 pm
  • James Shields escapes jams to pick up win
    James Shields held the Rockies to one run over five innings in improving to 8-3 on Friday.

    Advice: Shields allowed seven hits and walked four, but only Charlie Blackmon's homer did any damage at all. Still, this isn't the kind of outing that's going to help his trade value at all should the Padres seek to move him. The victory was his first since June 3. Jul 17, 10:36 pm
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