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  • Phil Gosselin homers, drives in four
    Phil Gosselin doubled in a run and launched a three-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Gosselin was hitless in his Diamondbacks debut Monday, but he made up for it and then some with a big showing in his second game with the Snakes. His blast off Miguel Castro in the seventh inning went an estimated 441 feet. It looks like Gosselin could get a decent look at second base this month, making him worth a look in NL-only formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:25 pm
    W, 6-4 ^ @Col; 5:40 pm ^ @Col
     
  • David Freese activated from disabled list
    Angels activated 3B David Freese from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Freese's return from a non-displaced fracture in his right index finger took much longer than expected, but he's finally ready to go. He'll return to a .240/.309/.397 batting line with 11 homers and is back at third base Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:51 pm
  • Taylor Featherston activated from DL
    Angels activated INF Taylor Featherston from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Featherston missed the last couple weeks with a back injury. He'll provide infield depth. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:50 pm
  • Moustakas out Tuesday with hamstring injury
    Mike Moustakas is out of the Royals' lineup on Tuesday due to a hamstring injury.

    Advice: It's thought to be a minor issue, with Royals manager Ned Yost telling reporters that Moustakas could be back in action within a day or two. Ben Zobrist is getting the nod at third base Tuesday versus the Tigers. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:00 pm
  • Royals call up INF Cuthbert
    Royals recalled INF Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Cuthbert is 6-for-25 (.240) in a couple of stints with the Royals this season. He'll function as a right-handed bench bat down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:48 pm
  • Royals recall INF Colon from Triple-A
    Royals recalled INF Christian Colon from Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Colon has hit .244/.306/.295 over 29 games with the Royals this season. He'll serve as a backup infielder the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:43 pm
  • White Sox recall Leury Garcia from Triple-A
    White Sox recalled INF/OF Leury Garcia from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Garcia last saw time with the White Sox in late July, when Emilio Bonifacio was sidelined with an oblique injury. He received six at-bats, picking up two hits. For a better sample size, he was hitting .298/.340/.395 with three homers, 31 RBI and 30 steals over 90 games for Triple-A Charlotte. With those wheels, he should be able to find work as a pinch-runner on the expanded roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:26 pm
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  • Indians activate Chris Johnson from DL
    Indians activated 1B/3B Chris Johnson from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Johnson was sidelined on August 14 due to an infection that stemmed from a spider bite. You can't make this stuff up. Between the Braves and Indians this season, he was hitting .259/.290/.351 with a pair of homers and 11 RBI across 174 at-bats. He had played in just six games with the Indians prior to his infection. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:45 am
  • Blue Jays call up INF Kawasaki
    Blue Jays recalled INF Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Kawasaki has bounced back and forth from the majors to the minors a few times this season while batting 3-for-18 (.167) over 14 games with the Blue Jays. The fan favorite will serve as a backup infielder for the final month of the regular season. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:18 am
  • Astros recall INF Villar from Triple-A
    Astros recalled INF Jonathan Villar from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: The last of the Astros' first wave of September call-ups. Villar, 24, has batted .263/.317/.368 with one home run, seven RBI, and four steals over 38 games with the Astros this season. He'll serve as a backup infielder down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:26 am
  • Mets call up INF/OF Eric Campbell
    Mets recalled INF/OF Eric Campbell from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Campbell received significant playing time with the Mets earlier this season, but he didn't do much with the opportunity, batting just .179/.301/.276 in 187 plate appearances. Now that the Mets have David Wright back and Juan Uribe in the fold, he's not likely to see the field much. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:57 am
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  • Rays call up Richie Shaffer from Triple-A
    Rays recalled 1B/OF Richie Shaffer from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Shaffer went 5-for-19 with two solo home runs and 10 strikeouts during his first stint in the majors in August. He deserves another look, though it's unclear if he'll get another playing time to be fantasy relevant. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:18 am
  • Valencia knocks in three runs as A's beat LAA
    Danny Valencia doubled twice and knocked in three runs across four plate appearances as the Athletics took down the Angels 11-5 on Monday.

    Advice: Valencia hit a two-run double in the third inning, sparking a five-run outburst. He tacked on an RBI double in the fifth to make it a 6-3 game. The third baseman has hit safely in seven consecutive games and is now batting .299/.340/.525 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI in 263 plate appearances this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:02 pm
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  • Wallace adds pinch-hit RBI double in a win
    Brett Wallace pinch-hit and delivered an RBI double in Monday's 7-0 victory against the Rangers.

    Advice: The run didn't matter, as Wallace's RBI double made it a 7-0 game in the eighth inning, but it marked the fourth consecutive time Wallace has pinch-hit and gotten a hit. He's operated in almost purely a bench role for the Padres, but has compiled a terrific .347/.418/.612 triple-slash line with three home runs and 12 RBI. The Padres have control of Wallace for three more years, and his performance in the second half of this season could help his case for more playing time in the future. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:10 pm
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  • Zimmerman's 4 RBI not enough for the Nats
    Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a three-run home run, but the Nationals were beaten by the Cardinals on Monday.

    Advice: Zimmerman gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI double, then made it 5-3 in the seventh with a three-run home run off of Kevin Siegrist. The first baseman has been on a tear since August 23, batting .345 (10-for-29) with four home runs and 15 RBI. It's an improvement on an otherwise bland .231/.298/.428 triple-slash line with 13 home runs and 63 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:25 pm
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  • Longoria blasts 15th homer to beat the O's
    Evan Longoria clubbed his 15th home run of the season in a 1-for-4 effort on Monday as the Rays beat the Orioles.

    Advice: Longoria extended the Rays' lead to 5-0, taking Wei-Yin Chen deep in the fifth inning. Though his numbers are still above-average compared to league averages, the 29-year-old third baseman is near the end of another season that ranks as mediocre by his own standards. Longoria has a .267/.328/.415 triple-slash line with 58 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:33 pm
  • David Freese (finger) to be activated Tuesday
    David Freese (finger) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

    Advice: The thought had been that he would be activated Monday, but the Angels have decided to wait until rosters expand Tuesday. Freese has been on the shelf since late July with a non-displaced fracture in his right index finger. He's hitting .240/.309/.397 with 11 homers this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:39 pm
  • Franco (wrist) to take BP on Wednesday
    Maikel Franco (wrist) will take batting practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: The feeling at the time when Franco was placed on the disabled list with a fractured left wrist was that there was a good chance his season would be over. However, it's now looking very likely that he'll be back at some point in September. "Once he does that -- getting a few at-bats and taking some batting practice -- I might run him right in there if he's 100 percent," Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:12 pm
    15-Day DL
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  • Mike Olt designated for assignment
    Cubs designated 3B Mike Olt for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Austin Jackson. Olt missed a couple months of action this season with a fractured wrist but sports a decent .273/.346/.477 with nine homers this year in the minors. Some team might take a shot on the former top prospect. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:36 pm
    Player Note
    Mike Olt ChC - 1B,3B
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  • Brett Lawrie (back) returns to lineup
    Brett Lawrie (back) is back in the Athletics' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Lawrie had to be scratched from Sunday's lineup after his back tightened up on him, but he's ready to go now. He's hit a disappointing .272/.309/.418 in his first season in Oakland. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:42 pm
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  • Phil Gosselin activated from disabled list
    Diamondbacks activated INF Phil Gosselin from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Gosselin will be making his Diamondbacks debut after being acquired from the Braves in June. He had surgery on his left thumb back in May. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:49 pm
    W, 6-4 ^ @Col; 5:40 pm ^ @Col
     
  • Yunel Escobar (hand) back in Nats' lineup
    Yunel Escobar (hand) is back in the Nationals' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It's his first game since he was hit on the right hand by a pitch last Thursday. Escobar has had a surprisingly nice season with a .308/.367/.423 batting line and nine homers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:43 pm
    Top 2, 0-0 ^ @StL
     
  • Kris Bryant starting in right field Monday
    Kris Bryant is starting in right field for the Cubs on Monday.

    Advice: It's just his second start in right field this season and fourth start in the outfield period. Tommy La Stella is at third base Monday and Starlin Castro is at second, but Bryant playing more in the outfield could potentially free up an opportunity for Javier Baez, who is expected to be promoted Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:41 pm
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  • Machado getting first start at SS on Monday
    Manny Machado is getting his first major league start at shortstop on Monday night against the Rays.

    Advice: He'll also bat leadoff. Machado has made all 419 of his major league starts at third base, but the O's are apparently going to try out some different looks as they play out the string in a disappointing 2015 season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:46 pm
  • Freese (finger) could be activated on Monday
    David Freese (finger) will join the Angels on Monday in Oakland and could be activated from the disabled list.

    Advice: Freese has been playing in rehab games with Triple-A Salt Lake for the past week with no lingering discomfort in his right index finger. He suffered a non-displaced fracture of that finger back in late July. Angels third basemen have hit a combined .183 with two homers in 36 games with Freese on the shelf, so he should return to a starting gig. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 am
  • Bryant's two-run homer powers Cubs to victory
    Kris Bryant blasted a two-run homer off Alex Wood in the first inning on Sunday, powering the Cubs to a 2-0 victory over the Dodgers.

    Advice: That proved to be more than enough offense to back an absolute gem spun by Jake Arrieta. Bryant finished the night 1-for-4 and is now slashing .260/.362/.477 with 21 homers and 79 RBI in his impressive rookie campaign. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:52 pm
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  • Semien's two-run single beats Diamondbacks
    Marcus Semien came through with a two-out, two-run single off Brad Ziegler in the 11th inning on Sunday, propelling the Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Ziegler allowed a pair of singles then hit Josh Phegley to load the bases with two outs, setting the stage for Semien's clutch knock. The A's shortstop finished the contest 2-for-6 and is now slashing .253/.297/.390 with 34 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:16 pm
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
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  • Seager smacks two-run homer, RBI single
    Kyle Seager went 3-for-6 with a two-run homer, an RBI single and three total RBI in Sunday's 11-inning loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Seager jumped the M's out to a 2-0 lead when he hit a two-run tater against White Sox starter Jose Quintana in the first. He would later add an RBI single, but the Mariners were unable to hold a 5-4 ninth-inning lead and ultimately lost 6-5 in 11 innings. Seager had struggled mightily in August up until the last week, but he's now homered in three straight games while recording three hits in two of those (and two hits in the other). This all equals out to a .262/.317/.442 triple-slash, 21 homers, 55 RBI and five steals. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:24 pm
  • Santana has 3 hits, 3 RBI in win vs. Angels
    Carlos Santana went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in Sunday's 9-2 victory over the Angels.

    Advice: Santana hit an RBI double in the first inning to make it 2-0, then added a two-run single in the sixth inning to make it 8-1. The first baseman is now on a seven-game hitting streak. On the season, he's hitting .232/.352/.395 with 15 home runs and 66 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:04 pm
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
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  • Brett Lawrie scratched with back tightness
    Brett Lawrie was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to back tightness.

    Advice: It's an issue that crops up on Lawrie from time to time. Eric Sogard has taken his spot at second base. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:48 am
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  • Yunel Escobar (hand) still out Sunday
    Yunel Escobar (hand) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed three straight starts with a sore right hand. The good news is that Escobar played catch Sunday, so he could be back in there shortly. Anthony Rendon is handling third base and Danny Espinosa is at second Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:13 am
    Top 2, 0-0 ^ @StL
     
  • Phil Gosselin (thumb) to be activated Monday
    Phil Gosselin (thumb) will be activated from the disabled list Monday.

    Advice: Gosselin had surgery on his left thumb back in May but is finally ready to return after completing a rehab assignment. He'll be making his Diamondbacks debut after being acquired from the Braves in June. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:48 am
    W, 6-4 ^ @Col; 5:40 pm ^ @Col
     
  • Zimmerman backs Zimmermann with solo homer
    Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Zimmerman touched up Marlins starter Tom Koehler for a solo homer to left-center in the second inning. The oft-injured first baseman has been scalding the ball of late, with a double, three homers and 11 RBI in his last six games. For the season, he's hitting a slightly-less-stellar .225/.294/.215 with 12 homers and 59 RBI over 311 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:00 pm
    Top 2, 0-0 ^ @StL
     
  • Moustakas doubles twice, drives in three
    Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI in Saturday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Moustakas worked an RBI double in the fourth, another RBI double in the fifth and an RBI single in the ninth. Of his last seven games, three have been of the three-hit variety. He also has a pair of two-hit games in that stretch. The recent hot streak has boosted his overall triple-slash to .285/.352/.452 with 15 homers and 59 RBI. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:44 pm
  • Escobar (hand) sitting out again Saturday
    Yunel Escobar (hand) is not in the Nationals' starting lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

    Advice: It's the second game in a row he's missed with a hand injury. Anthony Rendon is filling in at third base. Escobar has posted a surprising .308 average this year in 408 at-bats. That's well above his .279 career average. He's day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:38 pm
    Top 2, 0-0 ^ @StL
     
  • Kris Bryant fans four times
    Kris Bryant fanned all four times he was up Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: If you're going to have a four-strikeout game, at least have it against Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen. Bryant lost his seven-game hitting streak, but he's still batting .262. He opened August at .246. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:29 pm
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  • Brett Lawrie hits long home run
    Brett Lawrie hit a 470-foot homer Friday in the loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The rest of Oakland's offense isn't doing a whole lot, but Lawrie has 14 hits in his last eight games, including three homers and three doubles. If anything, he's played a little better and stayed healthier than the A's should have expected this year. It just doesn't really make up for losing Josh Donaldson. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:22 pm
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  • Seager hits solo tater in win over White Sox
    Kyle Seager went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Seager's solo homer in the sixth inning snapped a scoreless tie. He also chipped in with a pair of singles. It's possible he's starting to snap out of a frigid August stretch, as he's recorded four hits in his last 10 at-bats. Two of those hits have left the park. For the season, Seager's hitting .258/.314/.428 with 19 home runs and 50 batted in. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:11 pm
  • Chris Johnson (infection) to return Tuesday
    Chris Johnson (infection) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

    Advice: Johnson is over his infection caused by a spider bite, but the Indians will wait until roster expand to activate him. He's hit .429/.429/.571 over six games since joining the Indians. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:04 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (hand) still out on Friday
    Yunel Escobar (hand) is out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Escobar had to exit Thursday's contest after being hit on the right hand by a pitch. X-rays came back clean, but he remains sore. Anthony Rendon is handling third base, while Trea Turner is getting his first major league start at second. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:36 pm
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  • Yunel Escobar (hand) listed as day-to-day
    Yunel Escobar is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his hand came back negative late Thursday.

    Advice: He was lifted from Thursday's game after being drilled by a pitch on his right hand. He was fortunate to avoid any fractures though and should be able to return to the lineup in a day or two once the swelling subsides. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:29 pm
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  • Yunel Escobar leaves after hit by pitch
    Yunel Escobar was removed from Thursday's game against the Padres after being hit by a pitch on his right hand.

    Advice: He will presumably head for X-rays to rule out any structural damage. Danny Escobar replaced him and would see increased action if Escobar is forced to miss an extended period of time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:01 pm
    Top 2, 0-0 ^ @StL
     
  • Moustakas collects three hits as Royals roll
    Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Royals outlasted the Orioles 5-3 on Thursday.

    Advice: Moustakas also scored a run in the contest. After a small slump coming out of the All-Star break, Moustakas has really picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks. With his three-hit attack he's now hitting .283/.350/.449 with 56 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:50 pm
  • Seager out of Thursday's lineup
    Kyle Seager is out of Thursday's lineup against the White Sox.

    Advice: He's just getting a day off. Brad Miller will fill in at third base. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:13 pm
  • Freese (finger) could return early next week
    David Freese (finger) is expected to be activated from the disabled list early next week in Oakland.

    Advice: Freese has been with Triple-A Salt Lake since Sunday and will begin playing third base there on Friday. The third baseman has been on the disabled list since July 23 with a non-displaced fracture in his right index finger. He's hitting .240/.309/.397 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI in 90 games this season for the Angels. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:35 am
  • Bryant drives home both Cub runs with single
    Kris Bryant went 2-for-4 with a two-run single and a double in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Bryant and fellow young human Kyle Schwarber picked up four of the team's five hits, with the third-baseman driving in both Cub runs with a two-run single in the first. That turned out to be the offensive highlight of the game for the Cubbies, as they wouldn't score again. This was just their sixth loss in their last 21 road games. Bryant's certainly done his part to help fuel a possible playoff run, hitting .265/.368/.482 with 20 home runs, 77 RBI and 12 steals over 423 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:17 pm
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  • Manny Machado hits 26th home run
    Manny Machado went 2-for-5 and hit his 26th homer in the Orioles' 8-5 win in Kansas City on Wednesday.

    Advice: Machado, Jonathan Schoop, Chris Davis, Steve Pearce and Ryan Flaherty all homered for Baltimore. Machado has as many homers in 497 at-bats this year as he did in 994 at-bats between 2013 and 2014. He has as good of a claim as anyone on the title of AL's third-best player this year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • Mike Moustakas hits 15th homer
    Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer against the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Advice: Moustakas has four homers in six games, bringing his season total to 15 homers and 54 RBI in 430 at-bats. Last year, he finished with 15 homers and 54 RBI in 457 at-bats. The big difference this year is that he's hitting .279, compared to .212 last year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • Seager belts 18th home run in win over A's
    Kyle Seager hit his 18th home run of the season in Wednesday's win over the Athletics.

    Advice: The solo shot in the eighth inning snapped a 1-for-26 slide on the homestand for Seager. The cold stretch has Seager's line down to .254/.310/.420 on the year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:58 pm
  • 'Good chance' Franco (wrist) returns in '15
    Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said there is a "good chance" Maikel Franco (wrist) returns before the end of the season.

    Advice: Just Tuesday Mackanin expressed optimism that Franco will be back sometime this year, but now he's moved on to handicapping the likelihood. Franco has been out since August 11 with a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist. Even if he does return, the probability is in question enough that it probably won't be for any meaningful length of time. He should be fine for the start of the 2016 season, though. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:18 pm
    15-Day DL
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  • Chris Johnson (infection) hits off tee
    Chris Johnson (infection) hit balls off a tee on Monday.

    Advice: Johnson has been on the shelf since a spider bite on his left thumb on August 14 became infected. He's had to have the infection drained twice. "I ended up having an infection and they had to treat it with antibiotics," said Johnson. "The last two days I've finally been able to swing the bat." Johnson should be ready to return when rosters expand. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:21 am
  • Semien homers but A's fall to the Mariners
    Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, but the Athletics dropped Tuesday's game to the Mariners.

    Advice: Semien drove in the middle two runs in the Athletics' four-run second inning, clubbing a two-run homer to left-center off of Mike Montgomery. It's his first home run in three weeks. The shortstop is batting a mediocre .253/.299/.391 with 11 home runs, 32 RBI, and 10 stolen bases on the year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:36 pm
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
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  • Zimmerman leads Nats to win with a grand slam
    Ryan Zimmerman hit a grand slam in Tuesday's win against the Padres.

    Advice: Zimmerman's only hit in five at-bats was a sixth-inning grand slam off of Bud Norris that boosted the Nationals' lead to 8-2. It's his first homer since hitting two on August 9. Since then, he was batting only .189 (7-for-37). Zimmerman's numbers, overall, are still lackluster but the Nationals are hoping he can pick it up in time for a September playoff push. He's hitting .222/.296/.401 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:29 pm
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  • Freese (finger) to begin playing 3B at AAA
    David Freese (finger) will begin playing third base at Triple-A Salt Lake later this week.

    Advice: Freese has been with Salt Lake since Sunday, but he won't be tried in the field for another 3-4 days. The third baseman has been on the shelf since July 23 with a non-displaced fracture in his right index finger. He's on track to rejoin the Angels in early September. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:54 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (neck) in Tuesday's lineup
    Yunel Escobar (neck) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Padres.

    Advice: Escobar hasn't played since leaving Friday's game with a hyperextended neck. With his return and Denard Span's activation from the DL, the Nationals have their full lineup together for the first time this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:48 pm
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  • Mackanin hopeful about Franco
    Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin is optimistic that Maikel Franco (wrist) will be able to play again this season.

    Advice: Franco has been sidelined since August 11 with a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist. He's currently wearing a brace on the wrist, but Mackanin said last week that the break is not as bad as originally thought. "I’m optimistic that he might be able to come back," said Mackanin. "I’m not sure the medical people are going to allow us to use him unless he’s 100 percent. If he’s 100 percent, I’d like his bat back in the lineup and I’d like his glove back in the lineup." The Phillies have nothing to play for right now, so there's no reason to rush him back into action. While the door hasn't been officially closed on his season, fantasy owners shouldn't count on him. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:51 am
    15-Day DL
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  • Valencia homers to cap off big fifth inning
    Danny Valencia had two hits in five at-bats, including a two-run home run, as the Athletics defeated the Mariners on Monday.

    Advice: Valencia capped of the Athletics' seven-run fifth inning with a two-run home run off of Hisashi Iwakuma. It's his 12th of the season and his fifth in only 15 games since joining the Athletics from the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:37 pm
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  • Moustakas homer sends Royals past Orioles
    Mike Moustakas hit a game-tying two-run home run, allowing the Royals to come back to win against the Royals on Monday.

    Advice: Moustakas, who finished 1-for-4 on the evening, turned a 3-1 deficit into a 3-3 tie when he slugged a Ubaldo Jimenez offering to right-center for his 14th home run of the season. The third baseman has homered in three of his last four games, continuing to hit in what has been a breakout age-26 season. Moustakas is hitting .274/.341/.432 with 51 RBI along with the 14 round-trippers. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:02 pm
  • Kris Bryant wins it for Cubs with walk-off HR
    Kris Bryant sent Cubs fans home happy Monday, belting a walk-off, solo home run in the ninth inning versus the Indians.

    Advice: Carlos Santana knotted things up 1-1 in the top of the ninth with a two-out RBI single, but Bryant had some two-out magic in store, as well, hitting a towering opposite field shot off Zach McAllister into the Wrigley Field bleachers. The longball gives Bryant an even 20 for the season to go along with 75 RBI and a .262/.366/.481 batting line. The Cubbies have won 20 of their last 24 games. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 2:13 pm
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  • Longoria strikes out twice in loss to A's
    Evan Longoria went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the A's.

    Advice: Longoria couldn't find any traction against A's starter Kevin Graveman on Sunday, or the A's in general during this weekend series. The veteran third baseman is hit-less in his last 12 at-bats. For the season, he's slashing .270/.333/.412 with 13 homers and 55 RBI. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 4:47 pm
  • Bryant socks pair of home runs vs Braves
    Kris Bryant homered twice, finishing with three RBI and four runs scored in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Braves.

    Advice: Bryant hit two of the club's five home runs, launching a two-run shot off Braves starter Matt Wisler in the first inning and a solo shot off reliever David Aardsma in the sixth. The NL Rookie of the Year candidate is hitting .262/.367/.476 with 19 home runs, 74 RBI and 12 steals through 412 at-bats. Sunday's multi-homer effort was Bryant's third of the season. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 3:03 pm
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  • Moose drives in four, KC grabs comeback win
    Mike Moustakas finished 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in the Royals' 8-6 comeback win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

    Advice: Moustakas hit an RBI double in the fourth inning, a solo shot in the sixth inning, and then drove in two more runs with another RBI double in the Royals' big four-run ninth inning. "Moose" is batting .274/.342/.426 with 13 homers, 23 doubles, and 49 RBI on the season for the Royals, who hold a massive 13-game lead in the American League Central standings. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 2:38 pm
  • Danny Valencia dealing with knee tendinitis
    Danny Valencia has been diagnosed with tendinitis in his right knee.

    Advice: The thought had been that he was dealing with a hamstring issue, but apparently it's a knee problem. Valencia is in Sunday's lineup and will attempt to play through the injury, although he'll surely see plenty of days off. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 12:17 pm
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  • Danny Valencia (hamstring) back in lineup
    Danny Valencia (hamstring) is back in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Valencia has been dealing with a hamstring ailment for over a week, even undergoing an MRI Saturday. Evidently the exam came back well, as he's ready to give it a go. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 11:24 am
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  • Featherston (back) set for rehab assignment
    Taylor Featherston (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.

    Advice: Featherston has missed the last week of action with an upper back strain. He's eligible to return on August 31. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 9:00 am
  • Yunel Escobar (neck) held out again Sunday
    Yunel Escobar (neck) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Escobar suffered a hyper-extended neck during Friday's game. He could be ready to go on Tuesday after Monday's off day. The Nats have Danny Espinosa at second base and Anthony Rendon at third. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 7:46 am
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  • Danny Valencia (hamstring) will have an MRI
    Danny Valencia (hamstring) is not in the Athletics starting lineup Saturday against the Rays.

    Advice: He's headed for an MRI on his injured hamstring. It sounds like he'll be out for a few days and perhaps longer if the MRI reveals anything serious. Brett Lawrie will handle third base in his absence. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 4:08 pm
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  • Yunel Escobar (neck) not in Nats lineup
    Yunel Escobar (neck) is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Escobar suffered a hyper-extended neck during Friday's game and is considered day-to-day. Look for his probable return on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 12:27 pm
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  • Escobar day-to-day with hyper-extended neck
    Yunel Escobar is considered day-to-day with a hyper-extended neck.

    Advice: Escobar was forced to leave Friday's game against the Brewers after sustaining the injury when he crashed into a railing while chasing down a foul ball. Expect him to get an extra day of rest on Saturday before returning to the starting lineup on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 9:53 am
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  • Santana smacks solo homer vs. Yanks
    Carlos Santana hit a solo homer, drove in two runs, and scored two runs Friday against the Yankees.

    Advice: After an encouraging July, Santana came into Friday's action hitting just .217 with one home run and a .607 OPS this month. He's up to 14 home runs now, but it's going to take a strong finish for him to secure his third straight 20-homer season. His eight stolen bases have been a nice surprise for fantasy owners, but it's been a disappointing year for him. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 9:04 pm
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