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  • Tomas homers as D'Backs top the Dodgers
    Yasmany Tomas homered and walked in five trips to the plate Monday as the Diamondbacks took down the Dodgers.

    Advice: Tomas lined a two-run home run to left field in the sixth inning off of Yimi Garcia. It barely made it over the fence and was reviewed for fan interference, but was ultimately upheld. The power hasn't quite been there as often as the D'Backs would have liked, but Tomas has otherwise done a fine job at the plate in his first year in the majors, batting .314/.357/.440 with four home runs and 29 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Hernandez stays hot with 2 more hits in loss
    Cesar Hernandez's bat continued to stay hot as he went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run, and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Fresh off a four-hit performance on Sunday, Hernandez logged his fifth multi-hit performance in seven games on Monday. He knocked in the Phillies' first run in the first inning with an infield single and later came around to score on a balk. Hernandez is batting .277/.365/.365 with 25 runs scored, 16 RBI, and seven stolen bases and is now getting regular at-bats while Chase Utley is sidelined. It's not known yet when Utley returns, so those in daily leagues might find utility in Hernandez as a cheap source of stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:49 pm
  • Gallo strikes out 4 times with a 3-run triple
    Joey Gallo went 1-for-5 with four strikeouts and a three-run triple as the Rangers trampled the Orioles on Monday.

    Advice: Gallo's all-or-nothing approach continues. His three-run triple came in the seventh, officially turning Monday's win into a laugher. The four strikeouts bring him up to 43 in 98 plate appearances, a 44 percent strikeout rate. Gallo owns a .218/.306/.448 batting line with five home runs and 13 RBI since debuting on June 2. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:32 pm
  • Beltre contributes to blowout win with 3 hits
    Adrian Beltre finished 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored as the Rangers pummeled the Orioles on Monday.

    Advice: Beltre led off the fourth inning with a single and promptly scored on Mitch Moreland's home run. He singled again in the seventh and scored on Joey Gallo's three-run triple. The three-hit effort is the third baseman's first since May 6, but he missed over three weeks starting at the beginning of June due to a thumb injury. Beltre has some work to do to renovate his .255/.287/.391 batting line. He has homered six times and knocked in 20 runs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:29 pm
  • Bogaerts knocks in 2 runs, extends hit streak
    Xander Bogaerts proved to be the deciding factor as the Red Sox took down the Blue Jays on Monday, delivering a two-run double.

    Advice: Bogaerts broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a double, his only hit in four at-bats. It proved to be the deciding factor in a two-run, low-scoring victory. The shortstop is on a six game hitting streak. Bogaerts, on the year, is hitting .294/.327/.409 with three home runs, 33 RBI, and four stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:47 pm
  • Jonathan Schoop takes BP Monday in Baltimore
    Jonathan Schoop (knee) will take batting practice with the Orioles on Monday.

    Advice: The Orioles considered activating him Monday but instead it looks like he'll continue his rehab at Triple-A Norfolk. Ryan Flaherty has filled in at second base during Schoop's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:41 pm
     
    60-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Tex
  • Decision coming on Jonathan Schoop (knee)
    The Orioles are expected to make a decision on Jonathan Schoop (knee) on Monday.

    Advice: Schoop will either be activated from the disabled list or continue his rehab with Triple-A Norfolk. He's been rehabbing at Double-A Bowie but the Baysox are going on the road and the Orioles would prefer to have Schoop closer to Baltimore. Schoop's 20-day rehab window expires on July 8. The 23-year-old hasn't appeared in the major leagues since April 17. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:00 am
     
    60-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Tex
  • Hernandez's four-hit day contributes to a win
    Cesar Hernandez singled four times in as many at-bats, helping the Phillies in a win over the Nationals in the back end of Sunday's doubleheader.

    Advice: It's the second four-hit game of Hernandez's career, with the other occuring on September 28, 2013. The Phillies, despite scoring eight runs, only brought him home once, at the end of their four-run second inning. Hernandez has been hitting well as of late, logging multi-hit efforts in three of his last five games. With Chase Utley on the shelf, he should be a regular in the lineup. He's hitting .271/.361/.361 in 163 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:38 pm
  • Franco knocks in three runs as Phils top Nats
    Maikel Franco went 2-for-5 with three runs batted in, helping the Phillies beat the Nationals in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Franco knocked in a run with an infield single as part of the Phillies' four-run second inning. He then knocked in the first two runs in another four-run frame in the fourth. The third baseman has knocked in 32 runs on the year along with hitting 10 home runs and compiling a .304/.349/.559 batting line. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:35 pm
  • Matt Duffy homers, triples in win
    Matt Duffy went 3-for-4 with a homer, a triple, a double and three runs scored Sunday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Duffy missed a cycle by a triple on Saturday. Today, he missed it by the single. He's hit .385 with four homers in 10 games against the Rockies this season and .285 with four homers in 54 games against everyone else. It's hard to imagine him remaining useful in mixed leagues now that the Giants are done with the Rockies until September. Still, he just loves defying expectations. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:04 pm
     
    Player Note
    Matt Duffy SF - 2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Nolan Arenado hits two homers... again
    Nolan Arenado drove in all three Rockies runs with yet another two-homer game Sunday against the Giants.

    Advice: That's three multihomer games in six days, and a total of eight homers in seven games. He's up to 24 homers in 280 at-bats for the year. In his first two big-league seasons, he totaled 28 homers in 918 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:58 pm
  • Kyle Seager hits ninth-inning homer
    Kyle Seager hit a game-tying homer off Huston Street in the ninth inning Sunday against the Angels.

    Advice: Seager has been slumping these last couple of weeks, and it hasn't helped that he hasn't had a lot of chances to drive in runs hitting behind Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz. The homer today was a solo shot. His grand slam on June 10 gave him his only multi-RBI game in the last month. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:47 pm
  • Angels option Kyle Kubitza back to Triple-A
    Angels optioned INF Kyle Kubitza to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: The 24-year-old struggled in his limited time with the Angels, slashing .214/.267/.214 with one RBI and a 12/2 K/BB ratio in 28 at-bats. He should be back when rosters expand in September. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:43 pm
     
    Not Active
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Frazier slugs 25th home run as the Reds lose
    Todd Frazier went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Mets on Sunday.

    Advice: Frazier tied the game up at 2-2 with a solo home run off of Steven Matz. The Reds were otherwise not able to accomplish much offensively. Frazier's career year continues, now sitting on 25 home runs with 53 RBI, eight stolen bases, and a .287/.350/.618 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:41 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs Min
  • Middlebrooks leaves game with apparent injury
    Will Middlebrooks was removed from Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Middlebrooks appeared to roll his ankle on a bat in the Diamondbacks on-deck circle while chasing down a foul pop fly. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but will be evaluated by team trainers. The Padres should have an update on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:05 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (hand) returns for Game 2
    Yunel Escobar (hand) returned to the Nationals starting lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

    Advice: Escobar was removed from Friday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch. While not all at the same time, the Nationals had Escobar, Denard Span and Bryce Harper return to game action on Sunday, and the lineup should look much healthier overall in the coming week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:54 pm
  • Sandoval hits 1 of 3 Red Sox homers in a win
    Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and a solo home run in Sunday's victory against the Rays.

    Advice: Sandoval put the Red Sox on the board with a solo home run in the top of the second inning. He added a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. The third baseman has seven home runs on the year along with 26 RBI and an uninspiring .275/.321/.414 batting line. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:46 pm
  • Peterson hits his third homer against Pirates
    Jace Peterson hit his third home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Peterson connected with a Vance Worley pitch in the seventh inning to give the Braves a little breathing room. The homer was his second this month and his first in two weeks as he gets settled in atop the Braves lineup. The homer was Peterson's only hit in five at-bats on the afternoon, leaving his line at .266/.344/.375. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:26 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Paredes homers, reaches four times in win
    Jimmy Paredes went 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: Paredes reached base all four times he came to the plate, walking in his other two plate appearances. Paredes hit a two-run homer in the third inning before doubling and scoring in the sixth. Paredes continues to hit near the top of the Orioles' order in what has already been a career year for the journeyman. The 26-year-old is hitting .326/.352/.523 with nine homers, 36 RBI and 34 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:02 pm
     
    4:05 pm vs Tex
  • Machado hits 15th homer in win over Indians
    Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a home run in a win over the Indians on Sunday.

    Advice: Leading off the sixth inning, Machado took Trevor Bauer out for his 15th homer of the season. The third baseman has been terrific this year, hitting .306/.362/.524 with his 15 homers, 41 RBI, 49 runs scored and 11 steals. Machado ranks among the league leaders in most offensive categories and is looking like a strong candidate for his second All-Star game in July. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:01 pm
  • Josh Donaldson launches 18th homer
    Josh Donaldson singled and belted a solo homer in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Donaldson's towering blast off of Chi Chi Gonzalez in the fourth inning got the scoring going and the Blue Jays held on for a one-run victory. The third baseman now has 18 longballs and 48 RBI for the season to go along with a .301/.360/.540 batting line. Toronto's trade for Donaldson looks smarter by the day. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:00 pm
  • Cory Spangenberg diagnosed with bone bruise
    Cory Spangenberg has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his left knee.

    Advice: It's much better than the initial diagnosis of a sprained knee. Spangenberg, who suffered the injury in Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, is hopeful of avoiding the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:21 am
  • Pedro Alvarez not in Sunday's lineup
    Pedro Alvarez is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's on the bench versus lefty Alex Wood. Sean Rodriguez is handling first base in Alvarez's place. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:59 am
  • Brett Lawrie getting a breather Sunday
    Brett Lawrie is absent from the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks to be just a routine day off. Max Muncy is at third base with Lawrie on the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:14 am
     
    7:05 pm vs Col
  • Marcus Semien not in Sunday's lineup
    Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to simply be a day of rest. Eric Sogard is handling shortstop while Semien sits. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:13 am
     
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:05 pm vs Col
  • Gregorio Petit optioned to Triple-A
    Yankees optioned INF Gregorio Petit to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Petit has hit just .184/.238/.263 over 18 games with the Bombers this season. He should be back up again at some point. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:54 am
     
    Player Note
    Gregorio Petit NYY - 2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Yunel Escobar (hand) held out again
    Yunel Escobar (hand) remained out of the Nationals' lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Phillies.

    Advice: Escobar was hit on the hand by a pitch on Friday. There's no word on whether he might have a shot to return for the second game Sunday. Danny Espinosa is at third base in the first contest, with Dan Uggla handling second. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:52 am
  • Cory Spangenberg leaves with sprained knee
    Cory Spangenberg left Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks with a sprained left knee.

    Advice: Clint Barmes pinch-ran for him in the fourth. Alexi Amarista moved from shortstop to second base the following inning. Spangenberg went 1-for-2 before exiting. The 24-year-old could be headed to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:15 pm
  • Peterson chips in three RBI against Pirates
    Jace Peterson went 2-for-5 with three RBI against the Pirates on Saturday.

    Advice: With the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Peterson swatted a three-run double to pull the Braves within two runs. The multi-hit game was just his second since June 14 as his overall line has dropped to .267/.346/.367 following a fast start. Despite his down stretch, Peterson continues to hit near the top of the lineup for the Braves. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:43 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Duffy has three hits, homer in win over Rox
    Matt Duffy finished 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored as the Giants came back to best the Rockies 7-5 on Saturday.

    Advice: Duffy had an RBI groundout in the third inning before smacking a solo homer in the fifth. He also singled and doubled in the win. Duffy now has seven homers and a .294/.342/.458 line and 36 RBI in 63 games. He's been a starter for most of the year and has crept into mixed-league relevancy with his strong hitting in recent months. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:44 pm
     
    Player Note
    Matt Duffy SF - 2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Longoria hits eighth homer against Red Sox
    Evan Longoria went 2-for-4 with a home run in Saturday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Longoria took reliever Matt Barnes deep in the eighth inning to extend the Rays' lead. The home run was his eighth of the season, giving him 34 RBI and 34 runs scored. Longoria is hitting .280/.359/.429 in the middle of the order for the AL East-leading Rays. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:32 pm
  • Yunel Escobar not in Nats lineup Saturday
    Yunel Escobar (hand) is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Escobar was hit in the hand by a pitch during Friday's game. While X-rays came back negative, he's still sore and will require an extra day of rest. Look for the infielder to return to the lineup on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:08 am
  • Joey Gallo starting in center field Saturday
    Joey Gallo is making his first career start in center field on Saturday.

    Advice: Gallo has been scuffling at the plate after a hot start, but the Rangers are still trying to find creative ways to get his bat in the lineup. The 21-year-old has never logged an inning in center field in his professional career, so it'll be interesting to see how the experiment works out. He'll be flanked by Ryan Rua and Shin-Soo Choo in the corners. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:13 am
  • Nolan Arenado hits two more homers in victory
    Nolan Arenado hit two homers and drove in four runs as the Rockies beat the Giants 8-6 on Friday.

    Advice: That's 22 homers in 71 games for Arenado, who finished last year with 18 in 111 games. He's hit six in his last five games, and his average is up to .290. We thought he'd be good -- we thought he'd be very good -- but we never imagined a 40-homer season might be in play. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:00 pm
  • Cory Spangenberg goes 3-for-3
    Cory Spangenberg went 3-for-3 with two steals and two runs scored Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Spangenberg had been cold of late, leading to some speculation that the Padres might give Jedd Gyorko another try, but he really helped the cause tonight. We still don't believe he's the Padres' best option at second base, but he was Bud Black's preferred choice and Pat Murphy has stuck with him so far. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:00 pm
  • X-Rays come back negative for Escobar
    Yunel Escobar received good news on Friday when X-rays on his hand came back negative.

    Advice: Escobar was forced to leave Friday's game against the Phillies after being hit by a pitch. His hand was still very swollen after the game, but the fact that there was no structural damage is certainly encouraging. The Nationals should have an update on his status on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:44 pm
  • Yunel Escobar removed after hit by pitch
    Yunel Escobar was removed from Friday's game against the Phillies after being drilled on the hand/wrist by a pitch during his first at-bat.

    Advice: He remained in the game to run the bases for himself, but was replaced by Dan Uggla defensively. He'll presumably head for precautionary X-rays to determine the severity of the injury, but the Nationals can ill-afford to lose another bat in their infield. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:26 pm
  • Joey Gallo not in Friday's lineup
    Joey Gallo is not in the Rangers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Gallo has scuffled of late since a hot start, batting just .154/.185/.231 over his last seven games. Ryan Rua is in left field Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:02 pm
  • Jonathan Schoop (knee) nearing activation
    Jonathan Schoop (knee) could be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

    Advice: That's only if Adam Jones (shoulder) has to go on the DL. If Jones doesn't, Schoop is likely to return Monday. Working his way back from a PCL tear in his left knee, Schoop is batting .273/.304/.773 over six rehab games and will play in a seventh game Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:30 pm
     
    60-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Tex
  • Todd Frazier slugs 24th homer
    Todd Frazier went 3-for-6 and hit his 24th homer versus the Pirates on Thursday.

    Advice: 24 homers. That's five more than he hit in 150 games in 2013. He did step it up to 29 last year, but it looks like he'll blow right past that this season. He's hit .306 with eight homers and 10 doubles in June. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:57 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs Min
  • Arenado smacks 20th homer
    Nolan Arenado smacked his 20th home run of the season Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Arenado also drew a walk and scored two runs. It's worth noting that he collided with catcher Michael McKenry in the top of the sixth inning and appeared pretty shaken up, but he homered in the next half-inning. It was a scary moment, but it's safe to say that he's OK. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:00 pm
  • Yankees recall Gregorio Petit from Triple-A
    Yankees recalled INF Gregorio Petit from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Petit has batted just .200/.256/.286 with 13 strikeouts in 35 at-bats this season with the Yankees. The 30-year-old utility infielder is not a fantasy-relevant player. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:03 am
     
    Player Note
    Gregorio Petit NYY - 2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Yasmany Tomas goes 4-for-5 in victory
    Yasmany Tomas had a career-high four hits in five at-bats Wednesday as the Diamondbacks came back to beat the Rockies 8-7.

    Advice: Tomas singled in a run as part of the three-run rally in the ninth. He also had a double earlier in the game. Just when it looked like his average was finally starting to tumble some, he's back up to .328 now. That's even though he's sporting a 43/9 K/BB ratio in 189 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:32 pm
  • Brett Lawrie hits third career grand slam
    Brett Lawrie went 3-for-5 with a grand slam off the Rangers' Wandy Rodriguez on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's Lawrie's third career slam. He's 9-for-18 lifetime with the bases loaded. After a brutal start, he's been a fine regular for the A's this year, even if he still suffers in comparison to Josh Donaldson. He's hitting .292 with seven homers and 35 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:15 pm
     
    7:05 pm vs Col
  • Tomas (illness) back in D'Backs lineup Wed.
    Yasmany Tomas (illness) is back in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup Wednesday night in Denver.

    Advice: Tomas had to be scratched from Arizona's lineup Tuesday due to altitude sickness. He's obviously better-acclimated now. The 24-year-old Cuban has hit .315/.351/.429 with three home runs and 25 RBI through his first 53 games at the major league level. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:50 pm
  • Arenado goes deep twice in win over D'Backs
    Nolan Arenado cranked two home runs Tuesday in the Rockies' 10-5 defeat of the visiting Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Arenado hit a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning and a three-run shot in the bottom of the fifth, finishing the night with two runs scored and four RBI. The 24-year-old third baseman is now sporting a .908 OPS with 19 home runs and 58 RBI in 68 games this season. He had an .828 OPS, 18 homers, and 61 RBI in 111 games last season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:57 pm
  • Franco homers, drives in five against Yankees
    Maikel Franco keeps on mashing, finishing 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBI as the Phillies outlasted the Yankees 11-6 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Starting at first base, the 22-year-old hit a three-run bomb in the fourth inning before swatting a two-run double in the ninth to break a tie. His recent hitting has been a bright spot in an otherwise dreary season for the Phillies, as Franco is now batting .319/.368/.604 with 10 homers and 29 RBI in 37 games. Three of those homers have come in the last two days, and Franco is 13-for-21 (.619) with 11 RBI and six runs scored during a five-game hitting streak. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:24 pm
  • Sandoval collects three hits in loss to O's
    Pablo Sandoval went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

    Advice: Sandoval has long owned Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez, and he continued it with the three-hit effort. His RBI single in the fourth inning gave him 24 RBI on the season. It has been an up-and-down first few months for the free agent signing, but a strong stretch of late has his overall line up to .279/.329/.416. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:32 pm
  • Adrian Beltre (thumb) not 100 percent yet
    Rangers general manager Jon Daniels admitted that Adrian Beltre (thumb) is not 100 percent yet.

    Advice: The club surprisingly activated Beltre from the disabled list on Tuesday, but the third baseman is still going to have to battle through some pain in his sprained left thumb. "It had improved last weekend in Chicago and he felt he had turned a corner," Daniels said. "It's going to hurt. It's not 100 percent. It's not totally pain-free. It's manageable and the medical staff says he won't hurt it by playing." Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:10 pm
  • Yasmany Tomas scratched due to illness
    Yasmany Tomas was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to illness.

    Advice: Tomas is having a little trouble with altitude sickness in Denver. It's a bummer for Tomas' fantasy owners, as they were surely looking forward to a matchup against Kyle Kendrick at Coors Field. Danny Dorn has taken his spot in right field. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:56 pm
  • Adrian Beltre (thumb) activated from DL
    Rangers activated 3B Adrian Beltre from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Well, that comes as a surprise. Just a couple days ago Beltre was unable to swing a bat still, but clearly he's made a dramatic recovery in a short amount of time. The third baseman wound up missing three weeks with a sprained left thumb. Joey Gallo is starting in left field with Beltre back in tow. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:38 pm
  • Franco starting at first base Tuesday
    Maikel Franco will start at first base Tuesday against the Yankees.

    Advice: This enables Ryan Howard to serve as the designated hitter. Andres Blanco will start at third base. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:59 pm
  • Pablo Sandoval (ankle) in Tuesday's lineup
    Pablo Sandoval (ankle) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

    Advice: Sandoval sat out Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with a sprained left ankle, but it's not a long-term concern. He'll hit seventh against Ubaldo Jimenez. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:15 pm
  • Franco's 2 HR, 5 RBI leads Phils past Yanks
    Maikel Franco drilled two home runs and knocked in five runs, finishing 4-for-5 in Monday's win over the Yankees.

    Advice: Franco gave the Phillies an early 1-0 lead with a solo home run in the first inning. He added a two-run single in the fourth, and a two-run home run in the sixth, proving an integral part of the Phillies' offensive attack in a slugfest win. Franco has four consecutive multi-hit games and has homered seven times in the month of June. Overall, he's batting .312/.353/.574 with nine home runs and 24 RBI. Kris Bryant, comparatively, is hitting .282/.384/.485 with 10 homers and 42 RBI in about 120 more plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:49 pm
  • Donaldson getting night off Monday vs. Rays
    Josh Donaldson is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Monday night against the Rays.

    Advice: It's just a day off for Donaldson, who has appeared in each of the Blue Jays' first 71 games this season. Danny Valencia is starting at third base and batting eighth Monday versus Rays right-hander Matt Andriese. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:24 pm
  • Seager goes 0-for-3 in loss to the Astros
    Kyle Seager finished 0-for-3 in the Mariners' loss to the Astros on Sunday in Seattle.

    Advice: Seager had to be scratched from the Mariners' lineup on Thursday with food poisoning and then went 2-for-11 over the weekend. A day off may be in store this week. Seattle kicks off a three-game set with the AL Central-leading Royals on Monday night at Safeco Field. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:23 am
  • Sandoval (ankle) will play on Tuesday
    Pablo Sandoval (ankle) said Sunday that he will return to the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Sandoval sat out Sunday's game after leaving Saturday's contest with a sprained left ankle. The off day on Monday should do him good though, and Sandoval fully expects to be ready for Tuesday's series opener against the Orioles. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 3:15 pm
  • Jimmy Paredes homers as Orioles win slugfest
    Jimmy Paredes went 3-for-6 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's victory over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Paredes' three-run dinger capped off a seven-run second inning for the Orioles. Baltimore wound up coughing up that lead but eventually got it back and won. Paredes has rebounded a bit after a long slump, batting .385 with a couple longballs over his last seven contests. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 1:59 pm
     
    4:05 pm vs Tex
  • Franco stays hot, adds 3 hits in win vs. STL
    Maikel Franco went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored as the Phillies handily defeated the Cardinals on Sunday.

    Advice: Franco doubled in a run in the fifth and later scored on Ryan Howard's single. The third baseman has back-to-back-to-back multi-hit games and has done nothing but hit in the month of June. So far this season, he's hitting .294/.338/.522 with seven home runs and 19 RBI, providing immediate returns for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 1:43 pm
  • Escobar slugs three-run homer in rout of Bucs
    Yunel Escobar went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run as the Nationals routed the Pirates on Sunday.

    Advice: Escobar put the cherry on top of the Nationals' nine-run first inning with a three-run home run, chasing starter Charlie Morton from the game. Escobar has been a ball of hot fire in June, batting .379 (25-for-66) in the month. On the season, he's hitting .331/.381/.420 with four home runs and 26 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 1:31 pm
  • Frazier slugs 23rd homer as Reds top Marlins
    Todd Frazier slugged another home run -- his fifth in his last five games -- to help the Reds fend off the Marlins on Sunday.

    Advice: Frazier gave the Reds a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning when he ripped a two-run home run to right-center off of David Phelps. He finished 1-for-4. Thus continues the season of one of baseball's best fantasy performers to date. Frazier has 23 home runs, 48 RBI, eight stolen bases, and a .292/.356/.636 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 1:07 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs Min
  • Yasmany Tomas (elbow) returns to lineup
    Yasmany Tomas (elbow) is back in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Tomas didn't start Saturday after leaving Friday's game following a hit by pitch. He was able to pinch-hit, though, and will be fine. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 11:06 am
  • Pablo Sandoval (ankle) does some jogging
    Pablo Sandoval (ankle) did some jogging prior to Sunday's game.

    Advice: Sandoval looked pretty gimpy when he departed Saturday's game with a sprained left ankle, but it's looking like merely a day-to-day situation. Brock Holt is at third base Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 9:37 am
  • Pablo Sandoval (ankle) sitting out on Sunday
    Pablo Sandoval (ankle) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Sandoval suffered a sprained left ankle on Saturday. It doesn't appear at this point that he'll need a stint on the disabled list, but the rotund third baseman could miss a few games. Brock Holt is at the hot corner Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 8:39 am
  • Pedro Alvarez not in Sunday's lineup
    Pedro Alvarez is absent from the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's riding the pine while southpaw Gio Gonzalez starts for the Nationals. Corey Hart is at first base in Alvarez's place. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 7:57 am
  • Yasmany Tomas appears as pinch-hitter
    Yasmany Tomas (elbow) flied out as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Tomas didn't start after being lifted from Friday's game following a hit by pitch on the elbow. He'll be fine, though, and figures to return to the lineup Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 5:49 am
  • Longoria stings three-run homer off Kluber
    Evan Longoria went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in Saturday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: Longoria took a Corey Kluber offering for a ride with two on and nobody out in the first inning. He also walked in the contest. Earlier in the week, the veteran third baseman was hit in the left wrist with a pitch, but x-rays came back negative and he didn't have to miss any time. It certainly didn't affect him on Saturday. Longoria's hitting .273/.350/.416 with seven homers and 32 RBI this season. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 20, 7:47 pm
  • Pablo Sandoval diagnosed with sprained ankle
    Pablo Sandoval suffered a sprained left ankle Saturday against the Royals.

    Advice: This could keep Panda out for a bit. Travis Shaw filled in at third base on Saturday and could see everyday at-bats during his absence. Utility man Brock Holt will also be in the mix for playing time at the hot corner. It's bad timing for fantasy owners as Sandoval has raised his batting average 31 points over his last 10 games. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 20, 7:01 pm
  • Sandoval leaves game Saturday with leg injury
    Pablo Sandoval left Saturday's game against the Royals with an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Sandoval's leg buckled while making an errant throw to first base in the fifth inning. Travis Shaw replaced him at the hot corner. Pablo was hitless in three at-bats. His .934 fielding percentage is second-worst among AL third basemen. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 20, 6:15 pm
  • Yasmany Tomas available off the bench Sat.
    Yasmany Tomas (elbow) is out of the Diamondbacks' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

    Advice: Chip Hale said Tomas could be available to pinch-hit. Danny Dorn will play right field and bat fifth. From the looks of it, Tomas should be back in the lineup on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 20, 5:16 pm
  • Machado stays hot, leads Orioles to victory
    Manny Machado remained scorching hot on Saturday, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI as he led the Orioles to a 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Machado led off the game with a double and came around to score the O's first run in the first inning. He singled and worked his way around the bases again in the sixth to give tie the game at 2-2. The big blow came in the ninth inning where his two-run double made a 3-2 game a 5-2 advantage, and proved to be the difference. The 22-year-old is having an outstanding season, slashing .298/.355/.519 with 14 homers, 36 RBI and 11 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 20, 1:20 pm
  • Yunel Escobar scratched with stomach bug
    Yunel Escobar was scratched from the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday due to a stomach bug.

    Advice: Ian Desmond will replace him in the Nats lineup and will bat seventh against opposing southpaw Francisco Liriano. Look for Escobar to return on Sunday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 20, 1:00 pm
  • Xander Bpgaerts not in Red Sox lineup
    Xander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Royals.

    Advice: Nothing more than a routine day of rest for the young shortstop. Brock Holt will start in his place and hit second for the Red Sox on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 20, 12:53 pm
  • Joey Gallo not in Rangers lineup on Saturday
    Joey Gallo is not in the Rangers starting lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for the young slugger against tough southpaw Carlos Rodon. Through his first 16 games in the big leagues, Gallo is slashing .224/.318/.500 with five homers and 10 RBI, though he has struck out 27 times in only 66 plate appearances. Ryan Rua is getting the start in left field while Adam Rosales handles the hot corner. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 20, 8:12 am
  • Jimmy Paredes not in Orioles lineup Saturday
    Jimmy Paredes is not in the Orioles starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Paredes was a late scratch from Friday's lineup, but did appear in the game as a pinch hitter, so he seems to be fine physically. Adam Jones is starting as the designated hitter with Nolan Reimold getting the start in center field. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 20, 8:06 am
     
    4:05 pm vs Tex
  • Tomas diagnosed with left elbow contusion
    Yasmany Tomas has been diagnosed with a left elbow contusion after being hit by a pitch during Friday's game against the Padres.

    Advice: He was removed from the game and sent for precautionary X-rays which came back negative. Expect Tomas to return to the D'Backs lineup at some point over the weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 20, 5:20 am
  • Arenado has two-run triple in loss
    Nolan Arenado was 2-for-4 with a two-run triple and two runs scored against the Brewers on Friday.

    Advice: Arenado has knocked in six runs over his last six games and is currently tied with Washington's Bryce Harper for third in the National League with 53 RBI. The 24-year-old is riding a seven-game hitting streak. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 19, 9:48 pm
  • Sandoval has two hits in return to lineup
    Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-4 with a run scored in his return to the lineup Friday against the Royals.

    Advice: Sandoval was benched Thursday after violating the Red Sox's social media policy by using Instagram during Wednesday's game. On the strength of six straight two-hit games, the 28-year-old is now batting .274/.326/.416 on the year. He was hitting .239 as recently as June 9. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 19, 9:20 pm
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