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  • Adam Duvall goes to Reds in Leake deal
    Reds acquired INF Adam Duvall and RHP Keury Mella from the Giants in exchange for RHP Mike Leake.

    Advice: Duvall, 26, hit 27 homers at Triple-A last season and has 26 so far in 2015, but he's been blocked at the major league level and not gotten much of a chance. Unfortunately for him, he's now blocked again in Cincinnati by Joey Votto and Todd Frazier. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:22 am
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    5:05 pm @Tex
     
  • Anthony Rizzo goes 3-for-4, hits big homer
    Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and a double as the Cubs beat the Brewers 5-2 on Thursday.

    Advice: The Brewers were up 2-0 when Rizzo delivered his big blow in the eighth. The Cubs then added two runs in the ninth as insurance. Rizzo has homered in back-to-back games, so maybe his lengthy slump is coming to an end. He had just one homer in five weeks prior to yesterday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Santana goes deep, Indians topple the A's
    Carlos Santana blasted his 12th home run of the year Thursday against the Athletics.

    Advice: He finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a pair of RBI. Santana's two-run blast off Chris Bassitt in the top of the first inning gave Cleveland a 3-0 lead. In the bottom half of the frame, Oakland scratched one across off Carlos Carrasco. For the next eight innings, the teams proceeded to drop zeroes. Santana is riding a modest six-game hit streak and is now slashing .227/.360/.400. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Ryan Rua hits inside-the-park homer
    Ryan Rua went 2-for-3 with an inside-the-park homer Thursday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Rua has hit in five straight starts while seeing time against lefties of late. Ideally, he'd almost never start against righties, but with Josh Hamilton, Shin-Soo Choo and Mitch Moreland all being counted on, there should always be room him for somewhere versus southpaws. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:36 pm
    5:05 pm vs SF
     
  • Mark Teixeira goes 3-for-4, homers twice
    Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and a steal versus the Rangers on Thursday.

    Advice: Teixeira is even hitting for average lately, coming in at .313 in 83 at-bats during July. What's odd about it is that he's striking out more than he did while his average was so low early on. But his BABIP was definitely due for the correction. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Chris Davis homers, knocks in four runs
    Chris Davis went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, four RBI and a walk Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Davis has six homers in 13 games since the All-Star break and 25 overall. It's not nearly the same kind of season he had in 2013, not with his .244 average, but it's is a big improvement on what he did last year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:28 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs Det
     
  • David Ortiz goes 3-for-3, knocks in two
    Despite facing Chris Sale, David Ortiz went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a walk Thursday against the White Sox.

    Advice: All three hits came off Sale. Ortiz has had more success lately, but even so, he entered the game with a .162/.182/.276 line against left-handers this season. His overall average is up to .247, which is the highest it's been since early May. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:14 pm
  • Dodgers designate Morse for assignment
    Dodgers designated 1B Michael Morse for assignment.

    Advice: Morse was acquired on Thursday as part of the massive 13-player, three-team trade with the Marlins and Braves, but it's clear that he was just a salary dump. The 33-year-old is unlikely to attract much interest on waivers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:34 pm
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    7:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Indians recall Lonnie Chisenhall from AAA
    Indians recalled INF Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: With Brandon Moss shipped out of town, Chisenhall could see some action in the corner outfield, where he had been working in the minors. Unless he finds everyday at-bats though, his fantasy value is limited to AL-only formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:00 pm
  • Plouffe not expected back until Saturday
    Trevor Plouffe isn't expected to return from the paternity leave list until Saturday.

    Advice: Plouffe missed Wednesday's game and will sit out the next two games as well. Miguel Sano is starting at third base Thursday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:48 pm
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    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Dodgers acquire Michael Morse from Marlins
    Dodgers acquired 1B Michael Morse from the Marlins in the 13-player, three-team Mat Latos trade.

    Advice: Morse doesn't fit all that well on the Dodgers' current roster and it seems possible that they might turn around and designate him for assignment to clear room for some of the other players they acquired in this massive swap. Morse, 33, was batting just .214/.277/.314 in 173 plate appearances this season for Miami. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:34 pm
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    7:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Red Sox designate Nava for assignment
    Red Sox designated OF Daniel Nava for assignment.

    Advice: Nava was batting just .152/.260/.182 in 78 plate appearances this season for the Red Sox, but he's had some past success at the major league level and will likely draw interest on waivers. Boston needed to clear a roster spot for new reliever Jean Machi. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:39 pm
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    4:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Todd Frazier not in Reds' lineup Thursday
    Todd Frazier is not in the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Pirates.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for the star third baseman. Ivan DeJesus Jr. will handle the hot corner. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:27 pm
  • Zimmerman cranks solo homer for lone Nats run
    Ryan Zimmerman's solo home run in the second inning of Thursday afternoon's win over the Marlins would be the only run either team scored in the game.

    Advice: Zimmerman took a Dan Haren offering for a ride in the second inning. Little did he know, that would be the only run scored in the game. Max Scherzer made sure it stood up, as the Nationals improved to 54-46 with the win. The slugger was just recently activated from the disabled list after missing over a month and a half with plantar fasciitis of the left foot. He's hitting .216/.272/.369 with six homers and 35 RBI over 222 at-bats. If he's healthy, those numbers should rise, but betting on Zimmerman's health is always a risky proposition. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:27 pm
  • Cardinals DFA 35-year-old Dan Johnson
    Cardinals designated 1B Dan Johnson for assignment.

    Advice: Johnson managed just three hits -- all singles -- in 21 plate appearances with the Cardinals. The 35-year-old will probably pass through waivers unclaimed. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:53 am
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    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Adams (quad) to begin swinging in two weeks
    Matt Adams (quad) said he plans to begin light swinging within the next two weeks.

    Advice: Adams underwent surgery in late May for a severe quad strain and the initial expectation was that he would miss the remainder of the 2015 season, but it now sounds possible that he could serve as a bench bat in late September and into October. "Seems like he’s getting a little bit more flexibility in what he is allowed to do, and that’s always a real positive for us to see," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:32 am
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    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Brandon Moss officially traded to Cardinals
    Cardinals acquired 1B/OF Brandon Moss from the Indians for LHP Rob Kaminsky.

    Advice: Moss has struggled to produce consistent numbers offensively since developing a hip injury last summer and there hasn't been much indication that he's going to turn it around. The 31-year-old does have some pop and he does fit the Cardinals' need for a corner outfield and first base type with Matt Holliday (quad) back on the shelf, but Kaminsky is no small price. Moss, who's under contractual control through 2016, will likely split time between first base and left field in St. Louis. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:49 am
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Cardinals acquire Brandon Moss for Kaminsky
    Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have acquired Brandon Moss from the Indians for pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky.

    Advice: Moss fits the Cardinals' need for both a first baseman and corner outfielder, but it comes at a steep price. Kaminsky, the 28th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, boasts a 2.15 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 186/68 K/BB ratio in 217 1/3 career minor league innings. The 20-year-old left-hander is currently in High-A ball. Moss, meanwhile, has struggled offensively since undergoing hip surgery in 2014. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:02 am
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Van Slyke (neck) scores run on Wednesday
    Scott Van Slyke (neck) drew a walk and scored a run in the later innings of Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Van Slyke hasn't started a game since hurting his neck in a cab ride on Saturday in New York. But it's not a major issue. He should be available for any role Friday after Thursday's scheduled team off-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:58 am
    7:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Bautista (hamstring) goes 2-for-5 on Wed.
    Jose Bautista (hamstring) went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Bautista made an early exit from Tuesday's game against the Phillies with a right hamstring injury, but it was only a cramp. The 34-year-old is batting .233/.367/.491 with 21 home runs and 67 RBI in 95 games this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:53 am
  • STL talking to Indians about Brandon Moss
    According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Cardinals are talking to the Indians about Brandon Moss.

    Advice: Moss can play both first base and corner outfield, which fits the Cardinals' immediate need now that Matt Holliday is headed back to the disabled list with a re-strain of his right quad. Moss has struggled in his first season with the Indians, but the 31-year-old registered an .844 OPS (135 OPS+) for the A's between 2012-2014. Cotillo says there's been talk of a one-for-one swap of Moss and Cardinals pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:46 am
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Mike Napoli homers, doubles
    Mike Napoli had a homer, an RBI double and a walk Wednesday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Napoli has very quietly gong 12-for-36 with two homers and five doubles in 11 games since the All-Star break. The Red Sox still aren't going to get much of anything for him if they trade him now, but he might look more attractive if he keeps this up for a couple of more weeks. In the meantime, those desperate for power in mixed leagues might want to give him a look. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:48 pm
  • Jonathan Lucroy swipes base in loss to Giants
    Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-4 and swiped his first base of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Lucroy was one of the few bright spots in the Brewers offense on a day where they were shutout by Jake Peavy and company. The hard-hitting backstop is now hitting .257/.317/.350 with three homers and 22 RBI in 61 games on the season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:34 pm
  • Logan Morrison leaves game with thumb injury
    Logan Morrison was forced to leave Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks with a minor thumb injury.

    Advice: It's unclear what exactly he did to injure the thumb, but it's believed to be a minor ailment. He's considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:50 pm
  • Justin Turner will miss a few more games
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that Justin Turner will miss a few more games due to the infection in his leg.

    Advice: Turner was forced to sit out on Tuesday and Wednesday after a pimple in his leg became infected and required a trip to the emergency room. Look for Alberto Callaspo and Alex Guerrero to continue see additional playing time in his absence. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:56 pm
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Justin Turner remains out of Dodgers lineup
    Justin Turner remains out of the Dodgers starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Turner was forced to the emergency room on Tuesday due to a pimple on his leg that became infected. Alex Guerrero will take his place at the hot corner. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:30 pm
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Rizzo hits two-run shot in win vs. Rockies
    Anthony Rizzo cranked a two-run homer in the Cubs' win over the Rockies on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was his first home run since July 7. Rizzo has been in an offensive rut, but he still owns a shiny .279/.393/.500 batting line on the season. And he's now up to 17 home runs and 53 RBI in 99 games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:02 pm
  • Dodgers/Marlins deal could involve third team
    Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that there is a third team involved in the trade sending Mat Latos and Michael Morse to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Bowden says the deal will be "bigger than expected." There's a good chance it means Morse will be flipped to another team, as the Dodgers have little use for him. We should know more details later Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:43 pm
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    7:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Buster Posey getting a breather Wednesday
    Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off with it being a day game after a night game. Hector Sanchez is catching in Posey's place. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:28 am
  • Mark Reynolds (hand) doubles in return
    Mark Reynolds (hand) doubled in one of his three at-bats in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Reynolds missed a couple games with a bruised left hand, but he'll be fine. He's batting .230/.312/.395 with nine homers for the Cardinals this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:45 am
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    Mark Reynolds StL - 1B,3B,OF
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Carter hits 17th homer in win over Angels
    Chris Carter hit his 17th home run of the season against the Angels on Tuesday.

    Advice: Carter hit a two-run dinger off Angels starter C.J. Wilson in the second inning, his only hit in four at-bats. He seems to be more boom-or-bust than usual of late -- Carter has five hits this month, but three of them have been homers. The 28-year-old is hitting a paltry .185/.297/.389 with 17 homers and 45 RBI overall. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:37 pm
    5:10 pm vs Ari
     
  • Trevor Plouffe goes on paternity leave
    Twins placed 3B Trevor Plouffe on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: He can miss up to three games. Jorge Polanco has taken Plouffe's spot on the roster and we could see Miguel Sano get some time at third base the next couple days. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:55 pm
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    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Davis has 2 HR, 5 RBI to down the Braves
    Chris Davis crushed a pair of home runs to drive in five runs, helping the Orioles take down the Braves on Tuesday.

    Advice: The O's fell behind 2-0 in the top of the first inning, but Davis quickly responded with a three-run home run in the bottom half. He added a two-run shot in the second, with both blasts coming against Julio Teheran -- his only hits in four at-bats on the night. Davis is swinging a hot stick as he's homered five times in his last seven games, giving him 24 on the season with 65 RBI and a .243/.325/.497 line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:09 pm
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    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs Det
     
  • Bautista (hamstring) expects to play Wed.
    Jose Bautista (hamstring) said after Tuesday's game that he's just dealing with a cramp and expects to play Wednesday.

    Advice: Bautista had to be lifted after pulling up while running out a groundball. It remains to be seen whether the Blue Jays are as optimistic as the outfielder is, but it does appear he's avoided a serious injury. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:00 pm
  • Bautista exits with apparent hamstring injury
    Jose Bautista left Tuesday's game versus the Phillies with an apparent right hamstring injury.

    Advice: Bautista pulled up lame while running out a groundball. It looked like a potentially significant injury, but we'll have to wait and see what the Blue Jays say after the game. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:19 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 Tuesday, 4:21 pm
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • 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 Tuesday, 2:50 pm
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Ryan Zimmerman (foot) returns from 15-day DL
    Nationals activated 1B Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Zimmerman missed over a month and a half with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He went 1-for-15 on his rehab assignment and is batting just .209/.265/.346 in 234 plate appearances this season for the Nationals. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:38 pm
  • Nats to activate Zimmerman (foot) on Tuesday
    Ryan Zimmerman (foot) will be activated from the disabled list for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

    Advice: The Nationals got Anthony Rendon back over the weekend and they are now prepared to add Jayson Werth and Zimmerman back into the mix. Sidelined since early June with plantar fasciitis, Zimmerman went just 1-for-15 during his minor league rehab assignment, but the important thing is that the rest has done him good. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:30 am
  • Ortiz homers again, but Red Sox lose slugfest
    David Ortiz hit a two-run home run, his only hit in five at-bats, but the Red Sox came out on the losing end of Monday's slugfest with the White Sox.

    Advice: Ortiz halved the deficit created by Joe Kelly in the first inning with his two-run home run off of John Danks, making it a 4-2 game. It's his seventh home run in the month of July and his 20th on the year along with 56 RBI and a .243/.330/.473 triple-slash line. It didn't seem possible a month ago, but Ortiz has a chance to register the ninth 30-homer season of his 20-year career. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:17 pm
  • Santana goes yard in a losing effort vs. KC
    Carlos Santana went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Santana cut the Indians' deficit to 4-1 when he lifted an Edinson Volquez offering over the fence in center field in the second inning. Though he's drawn plenty of walks, Santana has otherwise had a mediocre season to date, hitting .224/.354/.389 with 11 home runs and 44 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:22 pm
  • Mark Reynolds nursing bruised hand
    Mark Reynolds is not playing Monday for a second straight day due to a bruised left hand.

    Advice: Reynolds was hit by a pitch during Saturday's game. He could be available to pinch-hit Monday, although he noted that he'd have to hold his bottom hand off the end of the bat because of how sore it is. Dan Johnson is at first base Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:39 pm
    Player Note
    Mark Reynolds StL - 1B,3B,OF
    5:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Cards 'don't appear high' on O's Chris Davis
    According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Cardinals "don't appear to be high" on Chris Davis.

    Advice: St. Louis is known to be in search of an upgrade at first base, but the Cardinals' primary target seems to be the Brewers' Adam Lind. Crasnick says the Cards are "wary" of Davis' lofty strikeout totals, and it also probably helps that Lind carries a team-friendly option for 2016 whereas Davis is due to become a free agent. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:22 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs Det
     
  • Ortiz plates seven, Red Sox demolish Tigers
    David Ortiz homered twice and drove home a career-high seven runs on Sunday as the Red Sox demolished the Tigers 11-1 at Fenway Park.

    Advice: The veteran slugger broke a 1-1 tie with a mammoth three-run shot off Tigers starter Shane Greene in the fourth inning. He would add an RBI single in the sixth before unloading on a Neftali Feliz fastball in the seventh for his second three-run blast. He finished the night 4-for-5 with three runs scored and seven RBI, raising his season slash to .243/.332/.468 to go with 19 homers and 54 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:38 pm
  • Lucroy singles in shutout loss to Snakes
    Jonathan Lucroy went 1-for-4 with a single in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: As a team, the Brewers managed just four total hits in the game. Lucroy's single was one of them. Quiet game on the whole for the Brew Crew. This season, the catcher is hitting .248/.312/.366 with three homers and 20 RBI. He missed a significant early chunk of the year with injury and if he can stay healthy, he's a better offensive player than those numbers would indicate. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:08 pm
  • Pirates showing interest in Napoli, Victorino
    According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune, the Pirates have shown interest in acquiring Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino from the Red Sox.

    Advice: The Pirates continue to explore ways to upgrade their offense, even after the acquisition of Aramis Ramirez. While Napoli has struggled this season, he would make for a nice compliment to Pedro Alvarez at first base for the Buccos. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:23 pm
  • Plouffe knocks home run with single in ninth
    Trevor Plouffe went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Plouffe's RBI base knock off Yankees reliever Justin Wilson merely acted as cosmetic effect in the 7-2 loss. He's hitting .255/.315/.457 with 14 homers and 55 RBI and looks to be on his way to a 20+ homer season for the first time since 2012. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:24 pm
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    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Scott Van Slyke battling neck injury
    Scott Van Slyke was unavailable to play Saturday due to a neck injury.

    Advice: Van Slyke hurt his neck in a cab on the way to the game Saturday when his head hit the divider as the driver slammed on his breaks. He's considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:18 am
    7:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Davis crushes grand slam in O's win
    Chris Davis launched a grand slam in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Rays.

    Advice: Davis unloaded on an Erasmo Ramirez offering with one out and the bases juiced in the third inning to give the Orioles a 4-0 lead. It was his 22nd homer of the season and pushed his RBI total to an even 60 on the year. The slugger has been in the zone of late, with three homers and two doubles in his last four games. That, on top of an ongoing eight-game hitting streak. He's currently hitting .242/.321/.487. On Friday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported that the Orioles were considering selling off some pieces at the trade deadline. Davis is one of those potential pieces, and with his recent hot stretch, he should draw interest as a rental from multiple teams if the team does, indeed, try to move him. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:44 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs Det
     
  • Jose Bautista hits 21st homer
    Jose Bautista hit his 21st homer of the year Friday against the Mariners.

    Advice: It was his 224th homer as a Blue Jay, moving him past Vernon Wells into second place on the franchise's all-time list. He's still 112 homers behind Carlos Delgado for first place. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:32 pm
  • Plouffe has three hits, homer vs. Yanks
    Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored Friday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Plouffe has gone deep in back-to-back games and now has four home runs in his last eight contests. He's batting .259 with 14 home runs and a .785 OPS on the year. He has a real chance at a 20-plus homer, 90-RBI season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:34 pm
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    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • Teixeira has three hits, rare steal in loss
    Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 with a rare stolen base Friday against the Twins.

    Advice: All three hits were singles. Teixeira has five multi-hit games in his last six and has pulled his batting average up from .239 to .260 on the year. With 26 home runs, 65 RBI, and a .918 OPS, he continues to have a tremendous bounceback season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:32 pm
  • 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
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • David Ortiz not in Friday's lineup
    David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's a scheduled day off. Hanley Ramirez is in the designated hitter spot Friday, with Alejandro De Aza handling left field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:21 pm
  • O's giving 'serious consideration' to selling
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Orioles are giving "serious consideration" to becoming sellers at the trade deadline.

    Advice: The reigning American League East champs have been disappointing so far in 2015, posting a 46-48 record. They sit just 4.5 games out of a Wild Card spot, though, so it would be a bit of a surprise to see them sell. If they would make such a decision, impending free agents like Chris Davis, Matt Wieters and Wei-Yin Chen could be on the move. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:03 am
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs Det
     
  • Giants could bring back Michael Morse
    MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that Michael Morse "might just be dealt" to the Giants.

    Advice: Morse, of course, had a nice season for the Giants last year. However, he's hit only .206/.268/.310 during an injury-shortened 2015 campaign and is owed $8 million next season. Plus, the Giants don't really have a need for him other than a bat off the bench. It's hard to see a fit unless the Marlins pay down the bulk of what remains on his contract. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:45 am
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    7:10 pm vs LAA
     
  • Mike Napoli homers, doubles twice
    Mike Napoli went 3-for-4 with a homer and two doubles against the Astros on Thursday.

    Advice: The second double really should have been caught, but it was a hard liner that went over Preston Tucker's head in a sort of "deer in the headlights" moment. Napoli's average is back up to .206 now after three weeks below the Mendoza Line. He still probably has a hot streak in him; it just remains to be seen whether it comes in Boston or not. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:50 pm
  • Davis homers in second consecutive game
    Chris Davis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Davis crushed a Masahiro Tanaka offering in the second inning, his 21st homer of the season. The solo bomb gave him 55 RBI for the year. He's rapidly closing in on his 2014 home run total, as he hit 26 long balls a season ago. After slashing just .196/.300/.404 in 2014, he's hitting .238/.317/.473 this year. It's been a nice bounce-back campaign for the slugger, who is too often judged against a monster 2013 campaign that, realistically, was never going to be repeated. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:03 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs Det
     
  • Indians have made Lonnie Chisenhall available
    Buster Olney of ESPN reports that Lonnie Chisenhall is available for a trade.

    Advice: Chisenhall has been on a steep decline since his roaring first half of the 2014 season, and the Indians finally shipped him to Triple-A Columbus last month. The 26-year-old does have some defensive versatility and decent career numbers against right-handed pitching. Maybe he'll draw some interest from a team looking to bolster its bench. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:48 am
  • Davis homers, but Orioles fall to the Yankees
    Chris Davis finished 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Orioles came up short versus the Yankees on Wednesday.

    Advice: Davis halved the Orioles' deficit when he took Andrew Miller yard in the ninth inning, but the club otherwise wasn't able to do much. He hasn't been able to recapture the production that resulted in his third-place finish in AL MVP balloting in 2013, but he's still hitting a productive .238/.318/.466 with 20 home runs and 54 RBI. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:51 pm
    New Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs Det
     
  • Teixeira slugs 24th homer to beat the Orioles
    Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run, helping the Yankees take down the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Advice: Teixeira pushed the Yankees' lead to 3-0 in the first inning when he sent a Kevin Gausman offering over the fence in right field for a two-run homer. The first baseman has logged multiple hits in four consecutive games, pushing his batting line up to .256/.361/.557 with 24 home runs and 65 RBI. His next home run, number 25, will be his best in a single season since he hit 39 in 2011. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:49 pm
  • Posey has two hits, two RBI versus Padres
    Buster Posey went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Posey came through with a two-run double in the seventh inning that broke a 1-1 tie. It ended up being the game-winning RBI. The catcher is a hitting machine, owning an eight-game hitting streak that has his overall line up to .318/.384/.494 with 14 homers, 66 RBI and 48 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:05 pm
  • Frazier notches pair of doubles in win
    Todd Frazier had a nice all-around game against the Cubs on Wednesday, finishing 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.

    Advice: The reigning Home Run Derby champ didn't smack any balls out of the yard, but with the pair of doubles he pushed his season total of two-baggers to 28. That mark is just one shy of his career-best for doubles in a season, set in 2013. With a .283/.336/.580 batting line, plus 26 homers, 63 RBI and nine steals, Frazier should at least be part of the MVP conversation. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:50 pm
  • Rizzo can't manage hit in loss to Reds
    Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-4 in Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Rizzo was far from the only Cub to struggle in the contest, as the team compiled just five total hits. He had a chance to do a little cosmetic damage in the ninth inning, when he stepped to the plate with two runners on and his team down 9-1, but he flew out. These things happen. Rizzo's hitting .285/.400/.510 with 16 homers and 51 RBI this season. He's recorded just three hits in 25 at-bats coming out of the break, but we're confident in saying that the current slump will likely come to an end soon enough. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:41 pm
  • Bautista homers in 3rd consecutive game
    Jose Bautista homered in his third consecutive game, aiding in Tuesday's 7-1 win against the Athletics.

    Advice: Bautista finished 1-for-5. He socked his 20th homer of the year in the sixth inning against Kendall Graveman, pushing the Jays' lead to 3-0 at the time. The All-Star was hampered in the first half by a shoulder injury, but used the break to receive treatment and it seems to have done the trick thus far. Along with the 20 dingers, Bautista has knocked in 64 and hit .240/.379/.510. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:57 pm
  • Morse homers as Marlins top the D'Backs
    Michael Morse went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, helping the Marlins top the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Morse added insurance in a low-scoring affair, clubbing a solo home run to right field off of Jeremy Hellickson in the seventh inning. It was a rare sign of light at the plate for the veteran, who is hitting a paltry .211/.268/.316 with four home runs and 12 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:40 pm
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  • Carter hits 16th homer in win over Red Sox
    Chris Carter went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Carter hit a two-run blast off Justin Masterson in the sixth inning, giving him 16 home runs on the year. The two hits matched his total for the month coming into the game, as Carter has been mired in an ugly stretch that has his line down to .190/.305/.393. The power is still there, obviously, and Carter is ferocious when hot, so perhaps Tuesday will be the start of something good. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:32 pm
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  • Frazier's three RBI can't stop Reds from loss
    Todd Frazier went 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and three RBI in Tuesday's 13-inning loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Frazier accounted for most of the Reds' offense, knocking in a run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning, then singling in two runs in the seventh. The third baseman has provided tons of value to the Reds this season, batting .279/.332/.574 with 26 home runs, 61 RBI, and nine stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:05 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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  • Chris Carter (ankle) returns to lineup
    Chris Carter (ankle) returned to the Astros' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: It's Carter's first start since he sprained his right ankle last Friday. He's being used in the designated hitter spot Tuesday, with Marwin Gonzalez covering first base. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:00 pm
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  • Jonathan Lucroy proposed extension in January
    Jonathan Lucroy revealed Tuesday that he proposed a long-term contract extension to the Brewers in January.

    Advice: "It was a proposal that would have kept me here for the rest of my career, most likely," Lucroy said. "We gave it to them in early January, and when we got to spring training, they informed us they weren't interested in doing anything at this point in time." Lucroy wouldn't reveal the details of the proposal, but it's really a moot point now. It's not surprising that the Brewers weren't in a rush to extend the catcher, as Lucroy is in the third season of a very team-friendly five-year, $11 million contract. The deal also includes a $5.25 million club option for 2017. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:22 pm
  • Buster Posey getting a breather Tuesday
    Buster Posey is not in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Posey is hitless in 12 career at-bats versus Odrisamer Despaigne, so manager Bruce Bochy thought it would be a good time to get him a breather. Hector Sanchez is behind the dish. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:34 pm
  • Red Sox activate Daniel Nava from the DL
    Red Sox activated OF Daniel Nava from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Nava was out for almost two months with a sprained thumb. The 32-year-old first baseman and corner outfielder had a homer and eight RBI on his 10-game rehab assignment. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:02 pm
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  • Ortiz homers, but Red Sox drop doubleheader
    David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, but the Red Sox dropped the second game of a doubleheader to the Angels on Monday.

    Advice: The Red Sox were down 6-0 when Ortiz clubbed a two-run homer off of Andrew Heaney in the sixth inning. The veteran has hit a bit better in July, but he still has a pedestrian -- for him -- .236/.327/.440 batting line with 16 home runs and 45 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:56 pm
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