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  • Ryan Flaherty (groin) beginning rehab
    Ryan Flaherty (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Monday.

    Advice: He's on track to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on Friday. Flaherty is hitting .300/.400/.600 with a couple homers over nine games this season.
    Today, 8:51 am
    15-Day DL
    10:35 am vs x TB
  • Luis Valbuena not in Sunday's lineup
    Luis Valbuena is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks like he's just getting a day off. Jonathan Villar is at third base Sunday in Valbuena's place.
    Today, 8:18 am
    11:10 am vs x Sea
  • Aramis Ramirez (hamstring) returns to lineup
    Aramis Ramirez (hamstring) is back in the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Ramirez missed a couple games with a sore hamstring, but he's ready to roll now. The third baseman has struggled overall this season but has been heating up of late, sporting a .375/.423/.708 batting line with a couple homers over his last eight games.
    Today, 8:09 am
  • Martin Prado sitting out on Sunday
    Martin Prado is not in the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's getting a day off even after a big showing Saturday that included a homer and four RBI. Reid Brignac is filling in at third base in Prado's place.
    Today, 7:37 am
    10:10 am vs x Phi
  • Freddy Galvis not in Sunday's lineup
    Freddy Galvis is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks like just a routine day off. Cesar Hernandez is at shortstop Sunday in Galvis' place.
    Today, 7:21 am
  • Turner homers, scores three runs vs. D'Backs
    Justin Turner went 2-for-3 with a home run Saturday in the Dodgers' 6-4 defeat of the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Turner slugged a solo home run in the first inning off Diamondbacks starter Jeremy Hellickson. He also drew a walk and scored a run in the third inning and then doubled and scored in the seventh inning, finishing the game with a total of three runs. Turner is batting .300 with a .958 OPS in 18 games this season and should continue to see semi-regular playing time at third base. Juan Uribe was out of the lineup Saturday for the second straight game.
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
    1:10 pm vs Ari
  • Flaherty on track to begin rehab assignment
    Ryan Flaherty tested his injured groin Saturday by running the bases.

    Advice: Flaherty is hoping to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Monday. He could be joined there by J.J. Hardy (shoulder), who also worked out on Saturday. Flaherty is eligible to come off the disabled list Friday when the Orioles visit the Yankees. Reynaldo Navarro will likely be the odd man out when Flaherty returns to the infield.
    Yesterday, 4:15 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:35 am vs x TB
  • Prado drives in four as Marlins beat Phillies
    Martin Prado finished 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in the Marlins' 7-0 win over the Phillies on Saturday.

    Advice: Prado reached on an error in the first inning, slugged a three-run shot in the second inning, drew a walk in the fourth inning, and then cranked an RBI double in the sixth. He has a decent .733 OPS with two home runs, 14 RBI, and 11 runs scored in 24 games this season. If he keeps hitting near the top of the Marlins' batting order -- he hit second on Saturday -- the 31-year-old third baseman should continue to provide a good amount of fantasy value.
    Yesterday, 4:05 pm
    10:10 am vs x Phi
  • Jonathan Schoop is wearing a knee brace
    Jonathan Schoop is rehabbing his injured knee at extended spring training in Sarasota.

    Advice: He has a brace that he's been wearing "24-7" and recently had fluid drained from his knee. Schoop's original timetable was 6-to-8 weeks but that's been pushed back because it took so long for the swelling to go down. He'll begin rehab work in the pool on Monday. The 23-year-old hopes to be back by the All-Star break.
    Yesterday, 3:57 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:35 am vs x TB
  • Rendon (knee, side) scratched at Harrisburg
    Anthony Rendon (knee, side) was a late scratch from the Double-A Harrisburg lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Rendon was penciled in at second base, but he's apparently still dealing with some soreness in his side. The 24-year-old infielder has been on the shelf at Harrisburg since Tuesday. He was placed on the disabled list prior to MLB's Opening Day with a left knee sprain and is now probably at least a week away from debuting.
    Yesterday, 2:50 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am x @NYM
  • Rendon (knee, side) back on rehab Saturday
    Anthony Rendon (knee, side) is back in the lineup for Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday night.

    Advice: Rendon took a bit of time off from rehabbing his left knee after coming down with some soreness in his side. It wasn't anything major. He should be ready to make his 2015 regular-season debut by the end of next week, giving the 10-14 Nationals a much-needed boost.
    Yesterday, 2:27 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am x @NYM
  • Aramis Ramirez expects to return on Sunday
    Aramis Ramirez expects to return to the Brewers lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: The veteran third baseman is getting another day off on Saturday due to general soreness and fatigue. The oft-injured slugger is hitting just .214/.236/.357 with two homers and seven RBI in 20 games this season.
    Yesterday, 10:17 am
  • Brewers designate Luis Jimenez for assignment
    Brewers designated INF Luis Jimenez for assignment.

    Advice: The 27-year-old has appeared in 15 games for the Brewers this season, but has logged just 15 at-bats, netting one hit in the process (.067) while striking out six times. He owns a career .299/.335/.509 line in the minor leagues, so there's a chance that other teams could be willing to take a flier on him as infield depth.
    Yesterday, 8:18 am
    Not Active
    11:20 am x @ChC
  • Yangervis Solarte knocks in four runs
    Yangervis Solarte drove in four of the Padres' 14 runs Friday in a win over the Rockies.

    Advice: The Padres should have picked Solarte as their second baseman on the All-Star ballot, but they gave the nod to Jedd Gyorko, even though Solarte has taken over as the starter against righties. He's been one of the Padres' best players, with a .328 average, 16 RBI and 5/6 K/BB ratio in 61 at-bats.
    Friday, 11:41 pm
  • Lawrie hits go-ahead double as A's stun Texas
    Brett Lawrie delivered a go-ahead two-run double in Friday's 7-5 win over the Rangers.

    Advice: After being quiet for the first seven innings of the game, the Athletics' offense erupted for seven runs in the eighth against the Rangers' bullpen. Lawrie was involved in a close call on a check-swing against Neftali Feliz, but he stayed in the at-bat and poked an opposite-field double to put the Athletics in front. The 25-year-old has driven in nine runs over his last five games.
    Friday, 9:35 pm
    12:05 pm ^ @Tex
  • A-Rod hits 660th career HR to tie Willie Mays
    Alex Rodriguez hit his 660th career home run on Friday against the Red Sox, tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list.

    Advice: And it happened in Fenway Park, of course. Rodriguez wasn't in the starting lineup Friday, but he came up as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning against Junichi Tazawa and took him deep for a go-ahead solo shot over the Green Monster in left field. Interestingly, it was the first pinch-hit home run of his career. Rodriguez is due to receive a $6 million "milestone bonus" for tying Mays, but the Yankees reportedly don't plan on paying it due to his history with performance-enhancing drugs. The 39-year-old is batting .243/.376/.557 with six home runs and 14 RBI through 21 games this season.
    Friday, 7:41 pm
  • Kelly Johnson's two-run homer powers Braves
    Kelly Johnson blasted a two-run homer in the fifth inning on Friday, powering the Braves to a 4-3 victory over the Reds.

    Advice: It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the evening, but he certainly made the most of it, lining an Anthony DeSclafani offering over the wall in right that proved to be the difference in the ballgame. He has held his own at the plate this season, slashing .250/.304/.519 with four homers and 11 RBI in 52 at-bats.
    Friday, 7:31 pm
    Player Note
    Kelly Johnson Atl - 1B,3B,OF
    10:35 am vs ^ Cin
  • Donaldson homers Friday against Indians
    Josh Donaldson had a nice night Friday against the Indians, going 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks, and two runs scored.

    Advice: Donaldson was batting leadoff for the first time in his career and took Carlos Carrasco deep to begin the ballgame. With these results, we could see more of this while Jose Reyes (rib) is sidelined. Donaldson is off to a great start with his new team, batting .330/.390/.585 with six homers and 17 RBI through 24 games.
    Friday, 7:28 pm
  • Longoria delivers RBI double to lead Rays
    Evan Longoria delivered an RBI double on Friday, leading the Rays to a 2-0 victory over the Orioles.

    Advice: His run-scoring double off O's starter Chris Tillman plated Asdrubal Cabrera in the fourth inning, and Longoria would then score on an RBI single off the bat of James Loney, providing the entirety of the offense in the ballgame. Longoria also drew a walk, finishing the night 1-for-3. He's off to a terrific start at the dish this season, slashing .295/.398/.436, though he has just one homer and five RBI.
    Friday, 6:59 pm
  • Murphy has three-run double in win
    Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a three-run double Friday against the Nationals.

    Advice: His bases-clearing double in the eighth gave the Mets some much-needed insurance. It wouldn't have been possible without Jayson Werth, who stumbled and had the ball fly ball over his head. Murphy is batting just .212 so far this season, but he leads the Mets with 17 RBI.
    Friday, 6:53 pm
    10:10 am vs ^ Was
  • Chris Davis fans three times in loss Friday
    Chris Davis had a rough night at the dish on Friday, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts as the Orioles were shut out by the Rays.

    Advice: Davis has now whiffed a whopping 32 times through his first 20 games. Even with the high strikeout totals, he's doing his best to put his rough 2014 season behind him, hitting a respectable .257/.326/.473 with five homers and 16 RBI.
    Friday, 6:49 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B
    10:35 am vs ^ TB
  • Ryan Flaherty (groin) nears rehab assignment
    Ryan Flaherty (groin) could begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

    Advice: Flaherty has been taking batting practice the last couple days. He's tracking towards a return sometime next week.
    Friday, 1:44 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:35 am vs x TB
  • Chris Johnson (hand) out 3-6 weeks
    Chris Johnson will be sidelined 3-6 weeks after being diagnosed with a fractured left hand and multiple bone bruises.

    Advice: An MRI revealed that the fracture was actually pre-existing, although it's not clear when he suffered the injury. Johnson will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Alberto Callaspo will be the regular third baseman for the Braves.
    Friday, 1:13 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:35 am vs x Cin
  • Wright (hamstring) to resume running Saturday
    David Wright (hamstring) will resume running on Saturday.

    Advice: Wright is receiving therapy and exercising for a second straight day on Friday, as he's ramped up his baseball activities this week. Obviously running is the biggest test, and if he passes it he could return in a week or so. The Mets have called up Dilson Herrera to handle second base, pushing Daniel Murphy over to the third base spot vacated by Wright.
    Friday, 1:11 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs x Was
  • Colin Moran suffers fractured jaw
    Astros third base prospect Colin Moran suffered a non-displaced fracture of his jaw on Thursday.

    Advice: The injury occurred when he was struck by an errant pickoff attempt as he slid back into second base. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Moran is hitting .268/.318/.378 with no homers and 17 RBI at Double-A Corpus Christi this season.
    Friday, 12:52 pm
    Not Active
    11:10 am vs x Sea
  • Alex Rodriguez sitting out on Friday
    Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

    Advice: A-Rod was off on Tuesday and the Yanks didn't play Thursday, but the club is going with Garrett Jones in the designated hitter spot Friday against Justin Masterson, who is vulnerable to left-handed hitters. Rodriguez will be back in there Saturday.
    Friday, 12:46 pm
  • Sano hits home run No. 4
    Twins prospect 3B Miguel Sano went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Thursday for Double-A Chattanooga.

    Advice: The dinger was Sano’s fourth with Chattanooga, but he’s batting just .159/.303/.381 through 18 games. The 21-year-old slugger missed the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery and then logged just seven at-bats during spring training, so it’s not surprising that he’s off to a slow start in the Southern League. Sano should eventually settle in after the long layoff, and the Twins have every reason to make sure he gets back on track in the high minors. It’s still a possibility Sano will reach the major leagues this season, although a debut sometime in 2016 probably is more realistic.
    Friday, 10:34 am
    Player Note
    Miguel Sano Min - 3B,SS
    Not Active
    11:10 am vs x CWS
  • Kyle Seager has RBI in return to action
    Kyle Seager had an RBI single in his return to the lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Seager was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Wednesday due to a sore thumb, but he wound up being absent from the lineup for just one day. The third baseman sports a .266/.322/.405 batting line with two homers and 12 RBI this season.
    Friday, 5:44 am
    11:10 am ^ @Hou
  • Braves place Chris Johnson on 15-day DL
    Braves placed INF Chris Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a left hand fracture.

    Advice: Johnson sustained the injury during Thursday's loss to the Reds. Alberto Callaspo, Phil Gosselin and Kelly Johnson could all see increased action at third base while Johnson is on the shelf.
    Thursday, 6:58 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:35 am vs x Cin
  • Rendon (side) could reesume rehab stint Fri.
    Anthony Rendon (knee, side) went through a full workout Thursday and could resume his minor league rehab assignment on Friday.

    Advice: This is assuming that he continues to feel good. Rendon has been working his way back from a left knee sprain, but recently had to put his rehab assignment on hold due to some tightness on his side. Fortunately, it doesn't sound like a long-term concern.
    Thursday, 2:35 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am x @NYM
  • Matt Carpenter doubles again, scores three
    Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with another double and three runs scored Thursday in the Cardinals' win over the Phillies.

    Advice: One of the hottest hitters in baseball through the first month, Carpenter boasts a .372/.438/.651 batting line with a whopping 13 doubles and 21 runs scored in 21 games this season. He should continue to provide high-level fantasy value all year near the top of a potent Cardinals lineup. He's on pace for 100 doubles.
    Thursday, 1:46 pm
    11:15 am vs ^ Pit
  • David Wright (hamstring) at least a week away
    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated Thursday that David Wright (hamstring) is at least a week away.

    Advice: Wright has ramped up baseball activities this week and could be ready for a minor league rehab assignment at some point next week. The veteran third baseman has been sidelined since April 14 with a right hamstring strain and appears on track for a return in the early part of May. Eric Campbell will continue to fill in for now.
    Thursday, 1:40 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs x Was
  • Seager (thumb) able to pinch hit Wednesday
    Kyle Seager (thumb) served as a pinch hitter in the Mariners' win over the Rangers on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was retired on a ninth-inning flyout. Seager is considered day-to-day with a jammed left thumb. Willie Bloomquist started Wednesday's game at third base.
    Thursday, 5:40 am
    11:10 am ^ @Hou
  • Semien continues to rake in loss to Angels
    Marcus Semien went 3-for-4 with a a pair of doubles and two runs scored Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Semien has made a good first impression with his new club, slashing .298/.337/.476 and earning more at-bats in either the leadoff or No. 2 hole. The 24-year-old shortstop could turn into a nice fantasy piece with eligibility at second base, third base and his new home of shortstop.
    Wednesday, 10:13 pm
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    12:05 pm ^ @Tex
  • Tomas knocks in 3 runs in win over Colorado
    Yasmany Tomas went 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI in Wednesday's 9-1 victory over the Rockies.

    Advice: All the runs batted in came with two outs. Tomas has started four straight games and five of six, making him a must-start in NL-only formats at least until Jake Lamb returns from the DL. Tomas owners are no doubt hoping the Cuban import will force his way into the lineup during the audition -- perhaps stealing at-bats from both Lamb and Ender Inciarte -- but he's going to have to start raking, because he's arguably the majors' worst defensive third baseman. On the offensive front, positive news: Tomas is now slashing .333/.429/.375 through only 24 at-bats.
    Wednesday, 9:29 pm
  • A-Rod goes 0-for-6, four strikeouts vs. Rays
    Alex Rodriguez finished 0-for-6 with four strikeouts in the Yankees' extra-innings loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

    Advice: On top of all the strikeouts, A-Rod ended the marathon game by hitting into a doubleplay in the bottom of the 13th inning. It was a rough afternoon for the 39-year-old, who remains one home run shy of tying Willie Mays on the all-time leaderboard.
    Wednesday, 2:10 pm
  • Kyle Seager out Wed. with 'banged up thumb'
    Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday that Kyle Seager has a "banged up thumb."

    Advice: Seager will be held out of the Mariners' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Rangers, but he should be available off the bench and will likely be back in action Thursday night in Houston. It's not a serious injury. Willie Bloomquist gets the start at third base on Wednesday in Arlington, Texas.
    Wednesday, 1:47 pm
    11:10 am ^ @Hou
  • Wright (hamstring) takes live BP Wednesday
    David Wright (hamstring) took live batting practice Wednesday without issue.

    Advice: Wright has really ramped up the baseball activities this week, and the only major hurdle for him still to cross before a minor league rehab assignment is running the bases. He's done straight-line jogging but has yet to try turning on his strained right hamstring. The veteran third baseman is at least a week away, though the progress has been steady.
    Wednesday, 1:11 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs x Was
  • Rendon sitting out rehab game again
    Anthony Rendon (knee, side) is not in Double-A Harrisburg's lineup again on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rendon is dealing with some tightness in his side. He's now sat out four straight days and it's not clear when he'll be ready to return to action. Rendon had been slated to be activated from the disabled list this weekend, but obviously that's in jeopardy now.
    Wednesday, 8:05 am
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am x @NYM
  • Ryan Flaherty (groin) takes batting practice
    Ryan Flaherty (groin) took batting practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Everything went well. Flaherty isn't sure when he'll begin a rehab assignment, but he has a shot to be activated when first eligible.
    Wednesday, 7:47 am
    15-Day DL
    10:35 am vs x TB
  • Galvis has another three-hit night vs. Cards
    Freddy Galvis enjoyed another three-hit outing Tuesday, finishing 3-for-4 with two runs scored in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: The loss wasn't any fault of Galvis', as he continues to collect multi-hit games -- Tuesday's effort was his third three-hit game in the past five games. The performance raised his line to .368/.411/.456 with eight RBI and nine runs scored. Galvis has split time between the No. 2 spot and the No. 8 spot, where he hit Tuesday, and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg may have no choice but to keep Galvis in a run-producing spot near the top of the lineup with how he's hitting of late.
    Tuesday, 9:28 pm
  • Lawrie smacks three-run homer as the A's win
    Brett Lawrie went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run to help the Athletics beat the Angels on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lawrie added a big blow in the first inning against Jered Weaver, breaking a 2-2 tie with a three-run home run. The 25-year-old third baseman has had trouble gaining traction at the plate thus far, as the homer was only his second of the season. He's also hitting a meager .224/.259/.329 with 10 RBI.
    Tuesday, 9:20 pm
    12:05 pm ^ @Tex
  • Murphy has three-hit evening against Marlins
    Daniel Murphy had a three-hit night against the Marlins Tuesday, finishing 3-for-4 with a double.

    Advice: Murphy had three of the Mets' 10 hits but wasn't able to drive in or score any runs as the team scored all three of their runs in the seventh inning. Even so, it was another good day for Murphy, who homered Monday and is now hitting .205/.272/.370. A cold snap to start the year has his numbers down, but Murphy has always hit for average and should see his numbers improve as the season wears on.
    Tuesday, 7:27 pm
    10:10 am vs ^ Was
  • Donaldson's big night sparks a Jays victory
    Josh Donaldson had a big night at the dish, going 3-for-5 with a walk, an RBI single, and a solo home run in a slugfest win versus the Red Sox.

    Advice: Donaldson was in the middle of the Blue Jays' five-run third inning -- a response to the Red Sox scoring four times in the second -- then bashed a solo home run to extend his team's lead to 11-8 in the ninth inning. Donaldson has been even better than the Jays expected when they acquired him in an offseason trade with the Athletics, as he's batting .349/.402/.602 with five home runs and 16 RBI.
    Tuesday, 7:26 pm
  • Rendon scratched from rehab with sore side
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said Anthony Rendon (knee) was scratched from a rehab game Tuesday at Double-A Harrisburg due to tightness in his side.

    Advice: The good news is his knee is fine. But it's pretty apparent that Rendon won't be ready to join the Nationals' active roster on Thursday, as had been the hope. He's been out all season with a left MCL sprain.
    Tuesday, 2:28 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am x @NYM
  • Rendon (knee) not ready to resume rehab stint
    Anthony Rendon (knee) is not in Tuesday's lineup with Double-A Harrisburg.

    Advice: Rendon was scratched from a rehab game Monday because he had trouble getting loose with his knee. That he's sitting again Tuesday isn't a good sign. The Nationals were originally hoping that he would be able to make his season debut as soon as Thursday against the Mets, but that obviously won't happen at this point.
    Tuesday, 12:49 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am x @NYM
  • A-Rod out of Yanks' starting lineup Tuesday
    Alex Rodriguez is not in Tuesday's starting lineup against the Rays.

    Advice: A-Rod is getting the day off with right-hander Jake Odorizzi on the hill for Tampa Bay. Garrett Jones will serve as the DH and bat sixth. Rodriguez will presumably be back in there Wednesday against left-hander Drew Smyly. He's currently sitting on 659 career home runs, just one shy of tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list.
    Tuesday, 12:27 pm
  • Solarte's 3 hits, 2 RBI not enough for Padres
    Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and an RBI double, but the Padres fell to the Astros on Monday.

    Advice: Solarte singled in the tying run in the fifth inning, making it 3-3 at the time. In the seventh, he tied the game again with a double. Despite an impressive batting line -- .320/.370/.520 -- Monday marked his first multi-hit game since April 13. Solarte could eventually see more consistent playing time at second base if Jedd Gyorko continues to struggle.
    Monday, 10:47 pm
  • Turner clubs pinch-hit three-run homer in win
    Justin Turner mashed a three-run home run as a pinch-hitter as the Dodgers topped the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: The Dodgers had put two men on base with one out against Yusmeiro Petit in the eighth inning. Turner laced the first pitch he saw over the outstretched glove of center fielder Angel Pagan for a three-run blast to extend the Dodgers' lead to 8-3. It's the first homer of the year for Turner, who is batting .310/.333/.517 in 30 plate appearances as a utilityman.
    Monday, 10:14 pm
    1:10 pm vs Ari
  • Johnson hammers Nats with 3 hits, 3 RBI
    Kelly Johnson went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a two-run home run to help lead the Braves past the Nationals on Monday.

    Advice: The utilityman got the start at left field in this one. He extended the Braves' lead to 4-1 with a two-run home run off of Doug Fister in the sixth inning, then added an RBI single in the seventh. The 33-year-old veteran has come to the plate 42 times and has homered twice with seven RBI while batting .263/.333/.526.
    Monday, 7:27 pm
    Player Note
    Kelly Johnson Atl - 1B,3B,OF
    10:35 am vs ^ Cin
  • Murphy swats a go-ahead three-run homer
    Daniel Murphy helped push the Mets to victory, slugging a ninth-inning three-run home run as his team topped the Marlins on Monday.

    Advice: Murphy entered the frame 0-for-3, appearing to extend what has been a season-long slump. However, he got around on a Steve Cishek offering with two men on base to put the Mets up 3-1 in the top of the ninth. Murphy has two home runs, 14 RBI, and a .174/.247/.333 triple-slash line on the season.
    Monday, 6:22 pm
    10:10 am vs ^ Was
  • Rendon (knee) scratched due to fatigue
    Anthony Rendon (knee) was scratched from a rehab game at Double-A Harrisburg on Monday due to fatigue.

    Advice: This is after he already had a scheduled day of rest on Sunday. It doesn't appear to anything to be alarmed about at this point, though, so we should still expect Rendon back with the Nationals by this weekend. He'll play both second and third base with the big club.
    Monday, 3:08 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am x @NYM
  • A-Rod starting at 3B for Yankees on Monday
    Alex Rodriguez is starting at third base for the Yankees on Monday night versus the Rays.

    Advice: It's his second start of the season at the hot corner. A-Rod has been among the most productive players in baseball in the early going this year, boasting a .989 OPS with five home runs, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 18 games for the Yankees. He's one home run away from tying Willie Mays on the all-time leaderboard.
    Monday, 12:33 pm
  • Alex Rodriguez blasts 659th home run in win
    Alex Rodriguez inched one step closer to tying Willie Mays, blasting his 659th career home run in Sunday's 6-4 victory over the Mets.

    Advice: His solo shot came courtesy of Mets starter Jon Niese and got the Yankees on the board in the first inning. He would also add an RBI double, finishing the night 2-for-4. The 39-year-old has been awfully impressive thus far in 2015, slashing .267/.405/.583 with five homers and 13 RBI.
    Apr 26, 7:55 pm
  • Daniel Murphy plates two in losing effort
    Daniel Murphy went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBI in a losing effort against the Yankees on Sunday night.

    Advice: Murphy also drew a walk, reaching base safely in three of his four plate appearances. He has struggled mightily in the early going, slashing a mere .169/.247/.292 with one homer and 11 RBI. Hopefully this strong night finally gets him rolling.
    Apr 26, 7:54 pm
    10:10 am vs ^ Was
  • David Wright to ramp up activities on Monday
    David Wright (hamstring) will ramp up baseball activities on Monday as he continues his recovery from a strained hamstring.

    Advice: Wright will take ground balls at third base and do some light running to test out his legs. If he comes through that without issue, he could soon be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. He's on track to rejoin the Mets in early May.
    Apr 26, 2:39 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs x Was
  • Colin Moran knocks in eight runs Saturday
    Astros prospect Colin Moran went 5-for-8 Saturday with eight RBI in a doubleheader for Double-A Corpus Christi.

    Advice: That RBI total represents more than half of Moran's season output. Moran has raised his average from .180 to .254 over the last three games. This marks Moran's second year in Double-A after hitting .304 in 28 games for Corpus Christi in 2014. The 22-year-old and former first-round draft pick is still looking for his first home run of the season.
    Apr 26, 2:36 pm
    Not Active
    11:10 am vs x Sea
  • Ramirez collects three hits in loss to Cards
    Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run double in the eighth inning of Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Ramirez finished the game 3-for-4, one of the lone bright sparks for a floundering Brewer team. Despite the strong game, Ramirez is still hitting just .197/.197/.295. The 3-15 Brewers represent a statistician's nightmare. Last season, Ramirez slashed .285/.330/.427 for the Brew Crew, so it stands to reason that his numbers probably won't remain flat-lined for the rest of the season. More games like Saturday's will help toward that cause.
    Apr 25, 7:57 pm
  • Longoria's perfect day keys Rays win vs TOR
    Evan Longoria hit an RBI double and three singles in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: With the game knotted at 1-1 in the eighth inning, Longoria singled to right with two outs to start a rally that would ultimately lead to a three-run inning for the home team. Longoria also slapped an RBI double off of Daniel Norris in the first inning. The third baseman came into the contest with a slash-line of just .218/.343/.382, but raised his average to a respectable .270 in just one day's work. Ah the joys of April averages. While Longoria remains a productive hitter in terms of home runs and RBI (especially for his position), he's seen his average, OBP and slugging drop in each of the last three seasons. Hopefully the 4-for-4 effort starts him on a hot streak.
    Apr 25, 6:13 pm
  • David Wright (hamstring) hitting off a tee
    David Wright (hamstring) has advanced to hitting off a tee and throwing.

    Advice: The next step is for him to test out his legs. A strained hamstring sent Wright to the DL on April 15. His three-week recovery timetable is still in play. Though Wright's fantasy value fell off a cliff last year (.269, 8 HR, 63 RBI in 535 at-bats), he was hitting a respectable .333 before getting hurt.
    Apr 25, 4:54 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs x Was
  • Brett Lawrie not in Athletics lineup Saturday
    Brett Lawrie is not in the Athletics starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Astros.

    Advice: Max Muncy, who had his contract purchased on Saturday, will be making his major league debut and starting in his place at third base. Expect Lawrie to return to the hot corner on Sunday.
    Apr 25, 12:03 pm
    12:05 pm ^ @Tex
  • Rendon (knee) feels good after rehab game
    Anthony Rendon (knee) said that he felt good after his first minor league rehab game with Double-A Harrisburg on Friday.

    Advice: Rendon went 1-for-2 with a double and played five innings defensively at third base. He's scheduled to play seven innings on Saturday and then nine innings on Monday after an off-day Sunday. Barring any setbacks, he should rejoin the Nationals for their four-game series against the Mets in New York.
    Apr 25, 7:24 am
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am x @NYM
  • Marcus Semien goes 2-for-5, homers
    Making his first start in the leadoff spot, Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Friday against the Astros.

    Advice: With Sam Fuld on the bench, it's the first time this year that Semien has batted higher than eighth. He'll probably return to the bottom of the order on Saturday, but it's possible he could get a long look in the two hole if he continues hitting. He has six hits in his last three games, raising his average to .279.
    Apr 24, 10:51 pm
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    12:05 pm ^ @Tex
  • Davis' late solo home run not enough for O's
    Chris Davis hit a solo home run in the eighth inning of Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Davis' solo homer off of Junichi Tazawa in the eighth inning drew the Orioles to within 7-5, but they were unable to muster another run off the Red Sox bullpen. The home run was his third of the season, the RBI his eighth. He would finish 1-for-3 with two runs scored, plus a walk and a strikeout. Davis has now struck out 27 times in 16 games. He'll crank a fair number of home runs, but given his propensity to whiff, his average figures to remain in the low-.200's.
    Apr 24, 9:17 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B
    10:35 am vs ^ TB
  • Ryan Flaherty (groin) placed on disabled list
    Orioles placed INF Ryan Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 23, with a strained right groin.

    Advice: Flaherty thinks he'll be ready to play in a week or so, but Baltimore couldn't afford to wait. With J.J. Hardy (shoulder) and Jonathan Schoop (knee) also out, the O's will roll with Everth Cabrera at shortstop and Jimmy Paredes and Rey Navarro at second base for a while.
    Apr 24, 11:46 am
    15-Day DL
    10:35 am vs x TB
  • Chris Davis fans four times against Jays
    Chris Davis took home the Golden Sombrero after striking out all four times he was up Thursday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: This makes a whopping 26 strikeouts in 15 games for Davis, a significant increase on his always prolific rate. He does have a reasonable .232 average anyway, but he won't maintain that striking out at this pace.
    Apr 23, 7:01 pm
    Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B
    10:35 am vs ^ TB
  • Brett Lawrie goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Brett Lawrie went 0-for-4 with two more strikeouts in the loss to the Angels on Thursday.

    Advice: While Josh Donaldson was delivering his fourth homer and sixth double for the Blue Jays. Lawrie thus far has three extra-base hits, four RBI and a 23/2 K/BB ratio in 65 at-bats. The A's might want to give Mark Canha a look at third base if this keeps up.
    Apr 23, 6:50 pm
    12:05 pm ^ @Tex
  • Carpenter collects 2 more hits in Cards' win
    Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday as the Cardinals defeated the Nationals.

    Advice: Carpenter led off the game with a double, advanced to third base on Jason Heyward's single, and scored when Max Scherzer uncorked a wild pitch. Carpenter now has a 10-game hitting streak. Eight of those games have been of the multi-hit variety. He's batting .386/.444/.684 with eight doubles, three home runs, 11 RBI, and 13 runs scored.
    Apr 23, 3:37 pm
    11:15 am vs ^ Pit
  • Orioles waiting on Schoop's swelling
    The Orioles are waiting for the swelling in Jonathan Schoop's knee to subside.

    Advice: Schoop was fitted with a brace on Tuesday. The infielder is recovering from a Grade 1 PCL tear in his left knee. Once the swelling's completely gone, the Orioles should be able to re-evaluate him and set up a more concrete timetable for his recovery.
    Apr 23, 3:02 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:35 am vs x TB
  • Flaherty dealing with tweak to groin
    Ryan Flaherty suffered a groin injury while running from first to second on Wednesday.

    Advice: He apparently suffered it on the very last play of the game. Flaherty indicated that he didn't believe this was a DL-worthy injury. If he is able to avoid the DL, he'll still likely miss at least a few games this weekend.
    Apr 23, 2:56 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:35 am vs x TB
  • Murphy's 4 RBI send Mets to 11th straight win
    Daniel Murphy knocked in four runs as the Mets earned their 11th consecutive win Thursday versus the Braves.

    Advice: Murphy went 2-for-3 with a walk on the afternoon. He unloaded the bases with a double in the first inning to put the Mets up 3-0, then added an RBI single in the seventh, padding the Mets' lead to 6-3. It was a rare positive day at the dish for Murphy, who has struggled to begin the season. He's hitting .170/.250/.283 overall with one home run and five RBI.
    Apr 23, 2:02 pm
    10:10 am vs ^ Was
  • Ramirez homers to help Brewers past the Reds
    Aramis Ramirez finished 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday, helping the Brewers in a victory over the Reds.

    Advice: Ramirez sent a Homer Bailey offering over the fence in left-center in the fifth inning, tying the game up at two apiece. The veteran third baseman entered the game with an ugly .157/.157/.196 slash line, having recorded only two extra-base hits (both doubles) in 51 plate appearances. The 3-13 Brewers will need Ramirez to heat up if they're going to turn things around.
    Apr 23, 1:28 pm
  • Prado plates four runs as Marlins rout Phils
    Martin Prado drove in four runs and collected three hits in five at-bats on Thursday as the Marlins made easy work of the Phillies.

    Advice: Prado singled in a pair of runs to finish off a four-run fourth inning. In the sixth inning, he doubled in another two runs in what was another four-run frame. The performance leaves Prado batting a solid .300/.328/.400 with one home run and seven RBI.
    Apr 23, 1:04 pm
    10:10 am vs x Phi
  • A-Rod, Teixeira not in Yanks' lineup Thurs.
    Alex Rodriguez is not in the Yankees' starting lineup Thursday afternoon versus the Tigers.

    Advice: A-Rod is just getting a day off. He's off to an impressive start this season, batting .265/.419/.571 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 15 games played. Carlos Beltran will DH and Garrett Jones is starting at first base in place of Mark Teixeira.
    Apr 23, 8:07 am
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