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  • Patrick Corbin wins in Tommy John return
    In his return from Tommy John surgery, Patrick Corbin pitched five innings of two-run ball and recorded a win over the Rockies on Saturday.

    Advice: Corbin allowed eight hits, three for extra bases, but he was able to spread them around enough to leave with a lead. It helped a lot that he walked no one. His fastball was consistently in the low-90s, and 56 of his 76 pitches were strikes. Corbin isn't a recommended mixed-league pitcher just yet, but he definitely has the ability. He's well worth the flier in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    23 minutes ago
  • A.J. Pollock swipes two bases
    A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two steals versus the Rockies on Saturday.

    Advice: Pollock is 18-for-23 stealing bases this year, which is a big reason why he's been an elite fantasy outfielder. He entered the season with 27 steals in 243 games as a major leaguer. His 18 this year have come in 80 games. Rotoworld.com
    27 minutes ago
     
    W, 7-3 vs ^ Col
  • D.J. LeMahieu goes 3-for-4
    D.J. LeMahieu broke out of a slump with a 3-for-4 game Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: LeMahieu hadn't had a multihit game since June 11, even though he's been batting second and usually getting five plate appearances per game. His average, which stood at .351 on June 11, entered tonight at .293, but it's back up to .300 now. He's not a bad option in mixed leagues for as long as he bats second, but he'll probably end up back at the bottom of the order at some point. Rotoworld.com
    28 minutes ago
  • Hector Santiago goes seven scoreless in win
    Hector Santiago blanked the Rangers for seven innings, allowing just three hits, as the Angels rolled to a 13-0 win on Saturday.

    Advice: It was an easy win for Santiago, but it's still impressive that he was able to thrive despite some long waits. He's allowed a total of two runs in his last three starts, and his ERA is all of the way down to 2.40. It might well earn him a spot on the All-Star team. Rotoworld.com
    41 minutes ago
  • Wandy Rodriguez gives up five runs to Angels
    Wandy Rodriguez gave up five runs in five innings Saturday in a loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Rodriguez managed to survive the Orioles earlier in the week, but he's given up 28 hits and eight walks over 14 innings in his last three starts. The Rangers will stick with him, but AL-only leaguers don't have as much reason to do so. Rotoworld.com
    43 minutes ago
  • C.J. Cron hits three-run homer, knocks in six
    C.J. Cron went 3-for-6 with a three-run homer and six RBI in the rout the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: The outburst was appreciated, but Cron needs to come up big in games the Angels aren't winning 13-0. He entered the night with a .198/.228/.281 line and a 30/2 K/BB ratio in 121 at-bats. The Angels are starved for offense, though, so this might earn him some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
    46 minutes ago
  • Kole Calhun goes 2-for-4, homers
    Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk against the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: Calhoun also doubled twice and drove in four runs Friday. The Angels badly need for him to get going, especially in the power department. His fantasy owners would appreciate it, too. Rotoworld.com
    48 minutes ago
  • Elvis Andrus goes hitless in fourth straight
    Elvis Andrus went hitless in a fourth straight game Saturday, dropping his average to .237.

    Advice: Andrus seemed to be heating up last week, but it proved to be a mirage. It'd be one thing if he were still the excellent defensive shortstop he was a couple of years ago, but since he's not, he's a definite problem for the Rangers right now. Rotoworld.com
    49 minutes ago
  • Blanton allows four runs to Twins in 5 IP
    Joe Blanton surrendered four runs on nine hits in five innings of work against the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: Three of those four runs scored in the first inning, when Blanton served up a two-run homer to Joe Mauer and an RBI out to Aaron Hicks. He settled down after the initial hiccup and finished with four strikeouts and no walks. Pitching between the bullpen and the rotation, Blanton is the owner of a 3.74 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and a 30/7 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings. Up next on the schedule, a Thursday afternoon home date with the Rays. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:00 pm
     
    L, 5-3 vs ^ Min
  • Michael Morse ready to return from DL
    Marlins activated Michael Morse (back) from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Miami went struggling right-hander Jarred Cosart to Triple-A New Orleans in the corresponding roster move. Morse hit .270 with one homer and four RBI during his 11-game rehab assignment. He'll share time at first base with hot-hitting Justin Bour. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:36 pm
     
    L, 7-2 x @ChC
  • Atchison joins Twins on minor league deal
    Twins signed RHP Scott Atchison to a minor league contract.

    Advice: Atchison posted a 6.86 ERA in 23 games before getting released by the Indians last week. The 39-year-old has logged 298 appearances over nine big league seasons. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:14 pm
     
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  • Patrick Corbin activated from 60-day DL
    Diamondbacks activated LHP Patrick Corbin (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Corbin didn't pitch past the sixth inning in any of his rehab starts and we wouldn't expect him to Saturday against the Rockies. The 25-year-old was an All-Star in 2013 but struggled down the stretch with a 5.19 ERA over his last 13 starts. Fantasy owners should use a wait and see approach with the young left-hander. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:21 pm
  • Oscar Hernandez returns from DL Saturday
    Diamondbacks activated C Oscar Hernandez (hand) from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Hernandez sat out three months with a broken hamate bone in his left hand. Manager Chip Hale said he'll "pick his spots" when inserting Hernandez into the lineup. He'll backup Jarrod Saltalamacchia Saturday against the Rockies. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 4:16 pm
     
    60-Day DL
    W, 7-3 vs x Col
  • Twins are sending Trevor May to the bullpen
    The Twins are moving Trevor May to the bullpen.

    Advice: There was speculation Minnesota would go with a six-man rotation upon Ervin Santana's return, but clearly that's not happening. Manager Paul Molitor said May's move to the pen isn't permanent and suggested the Twins could reassess the rotation after the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:34 pm
  • Cingrani getting stretched out in minors
    Reds manager Bryan Price said moving Tony Cingrani (shoulder) into the starting rotation is a "possibility."

    Advice: Cincinnati plans to stretch Cingrani out in the minor leagues while he rehabs his injured shoulder. Cingrani went 2-7 with a 4.68 ERA in 11 starts for the Reds last season. The Reds are expected to deal Johnny Cueto before the trade deadline, which would create an opening in the starting rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:05 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-3 vs Mil
  • Buchholz gives up one run in CG win over HOU
    Clay Buchholz allowed one run in a complete-game victory over the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: It was his ninth career complete game and his first since last August 31. Buchholz went into the top of the ninth with a chance at seventh career shutout, but Luis Valbuena hit a two-out RBI single. He fanned eight and walked none in the victory. Buchholz has been on quite the roll of late, allowing just three earned runs combined over his last four starts. His ERA is down to 3.27 for the year. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:51 pm
  • Strasburg leaves with tightness in left side
    Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's start against the Giants with tightness in his left side.

    Advice: Nationals manager Matt Williams said that he'll be reevaluated on Sunday, but the team won't take any chances given his recent injury history. There looks to be a strong chance that the right-hander is heading back to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:12 pm
  • Orioles officially move Bud Norris to bullpen
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter officially announced Saturday that Bud Norris has been moved to the bullpen.

    Advice: Kevin Gausman will remain in the Orioles rotation, and will make his next start on Tuesday against the Twins in Minneapolis. Norris has no one but himself to blame for the move, as he has registered a 6.79 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 39/19 K/BB ratio in 55 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:47 am
  • Bryce Harper launches 25th home run
    Bryce Harper went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk, and two runs scored in Saturday's 9-3 win over the Giants.

    Advice: Using a special Fourth of July-themed bat, Harper took Madison Bumgarner deep in the first inning. Bumgarner hadn't given up a home run to a left-handed batter in 47 starts. Harper is now up to 25 home runs, which ties him with Cincinnati's Todd Frazier for second in the National League. He owns a ridiculous .344/.470/.719 batting line on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:39 am
  • Strasburg leaves start with oblique injury
    Stephen Strasburg was forced to leave Saturday's start against the Giants with an apparent oblique injury.

    Advice: Strasburg came back from the disabled list to throw a pair of gems last week, then hurled 3 2/3 scoreless frames against the Giants on Saturday before the injury bit him. It's unclear how serious the injury is, or how long he may be sidelined, but it's once again terrible news for the Nationals and fantasy owners alike, just as he was starting to roll. The Nats should have an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:46 am
  • Cardinals option Greg Garcia to Triple-A
    Cardinals optioned INF Greg Garcia to Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: The 25-year-old has impressed in his limited time with the Cardinals this season, slashing .417/.462/.750 with a homer in 12 at-bats. He'll continue to function as organizational infield depth and should get another opportunity with the Cardinals soon enough. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:42 am
     
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    W, 2-1 vs x SD
  • Alex Avila starting at first base on Saturday
    Alex Avila is starting at first base for the Tigers on Saturday in place of the injured Miguel Cabrera.

    Advice: Avila will bat fifth for the Tigers on Saturday. It isn't quite clear yet how the Tigers plan to manage the first base position in Cabrera's absence. Jefry Marte was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday, but they may not want to throw him right in against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:55 am
  • Moss cranks two-run homer in win over Pirates
    Brandon Moss went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Moss launched his two-run shot off of Pirates starter Charlie Morton in the second inning. It was the first baseman's 14th bomb of the season and pushed his RBI total to 44. He might not hit for much average (currently .230), but his 14 homers put him on track to come close to--if not surpass--the career-high 30 he smacked in 2013. Moss is looking to post his fourth straight season with 20 or more long balls. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:31 pm
     
    L, 1-0 ^ @Pit
  • Bauer picks up win in rain-shortened outing
    Trevor Bauer locked down the Pirates on Friday, hurling 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball to earn his seventh win of the season.

    Advice: Bauer could have conceivably pitched deeper into the game were it not for a rain delay, which came in the seventh inning. At that point, the right-hander had only thrown 74 pitches. He would not return to the contest when festivities resumed. Bauer struck out three and walked one, with both runs against him coming home via a homer by Andrew McCutchen. Bauer now holds a 3.88 ERA and 1.25 WHIP and will look to improve to 8-5 in a home showdown with the Astros next time he takes the ball. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Mark Canha goes 2-for-4, knocks in three
    Mark Canha went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Mariners on Friday.

    Advice: The right-handed-hitting Canha keeps starting against lefties, even though he's struggled mightily against them this year. He did have a single against J.A. Happ tonight, but his big hit was a two-run double off right-handed reliever Carson Smith. All eight of his homers this season have come off righties. It's probably a big fluke, but the weird platoon splits are making it difficult for the A's to use him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
     
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    Mark Canha Oak - 1B,OF
    W, 2-0 vs x Sea
  • Morales doubles and singles in extras win
    Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Friday's 3-2, 10-inning win over the Twins.

    Advice: Morales' RBI single in the eighth inning might have been the most important hit of the game, as it knotted the score at 2-2 and allowed the Royals to eventually win in extras without having to face lock-down closer Glen Perkins. For his part, Morales is slashing .286/.347/.466 with 10 homers and 51 RBI in what's been a nice season to this point. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Milone allows one run to Royals over six IP
    Tommy Milone held the Royals down on Friday, allowing just one run on five hits over six innings.

    Advice: Outside of a run-scoring single by Lorenzo Cain in the third inning, Milone managed to keep the Royals off the scoreboard. He struck out five and walked just one in hurling his fifth quality start in a row. The southpaw now owns a 3.02 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. Deeper AL-only formats should consider him as a pick-up, particularly with the way he's pitching at the moment. He won't strike out many batters, but his numbers are rock solid. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Cingrani throws two scoreless rehab innings
    Tony Cingrani (shoulder) threw a pair of scoreless innings in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

    Advice: The 25-year-old southpaw struck out three on the day, while allowing just one walk. He is expected to rejoin the Reds at some point before the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:17 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-3 vs Mil
  • Corbin (elbow) to make 2015 debut Saturday
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) will make his season debut on Saturday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Corbin had been slated for one more rehab start, but the Diamondbacks felt that he looked ready on his rehab assignment so they will bring him back a little early. Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, the left-hander put up a 4.76 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 17 rehab innings. Ideally, fantasy owners should give him at least a start or two before sticking him back into their lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:10 pm
  • Alex Avila activated from disabled list
    Tigers activated C Alex Avila from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Avila missed nearly two months of action with a left knee issue. He returns to a .200/.342/.317 batting line with two homers across 22 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:25 pm
  • Pollock has 2 hits, including HR, in win
    A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored in Thursday's 8-1 win versus the Rockies.

    Advice: Pollock hit his 10th homer of the year off Chris Rusin in the sixth inning. The outfielder has been an unsung fantasy stud so far this year. He's batting .301 and is on pace for 21 homers, 74 RBI, 107 runs and 33 steals. That type of production would threaten for a top-five fantasy outfielder finish. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:13 pm
     
    W, 7-3 vs ^ Col
  • D.J. LeMahieu not in Rockies lineup Thursday
    D.J. LeMahieu is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: It's the second straight week that Walt Weiss has opted to rest his second baseman on Thursday. Daniel Descalso will get the start in his place and bat seventh against Jeremy Hellickson and the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:03 pm
  • Brandon Moss homers, knocks in five
    Brandon Moss had a three-run homer and a two-run double Wednesday against the Rays.

    Advice: Moss's average has been slipping some, but the power has been consistent; he hit four homers in each of the first three months of the season. He's now driven in 42 runs in 72 games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:55 pm
     
    L, 1-0 ^ @Pit
  • Corbin (elbow) could make debut Saturday
    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Patrick Corbin (elbow) could make his season debut Saturday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Corbin was expected to make a final rehab start Thursday, but the club is holding him back with the idea that he could be needed with the big club sooner. Corbin owns a 4.76 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 17 minor league innings as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery. Corbin is worth owning, if not starting, in all fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • Trevor May pitches well but takes loss
    Trevor May suffered a loss despite a nice effort Wednesday, yielding just two runs -- one earned -- over 6 1/3 innings versus the Reds.

    Advice: May might have been pitching for his spot in the rotation and showed well, allowing six hits and three walks while recording six strikeouts. It was a much-needed bounce-back effort from the right-hander after he failed to make it out of the first inning in his last outing. Ervin Santana will join the rotation on Sunday, and May might be the likely to be demoted despite today's effort. If he sticks around, he'll face the Orioles next week. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:34 pm
  • Oscar Hernandez to be activated this weekend
    Oscar Hernandez (hand) will be activated from the disabled list this weekend.

    Advice: Hernandez, a Rule 5 pick, has been out all season with a broken left hamate bone. Jarrod Saltalamacchia has hit just .184/.293/.306 since joining the D'Backs, so the club could designate him for assignment if they don't want to carry three catchers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:38 pm
     
    60-Day DL
    W, 7-3 vs x Col
  • Morse (back) to be activated in a few days
    Marlins manager Dan Jennings said Michael Morse (back) will be activated in the next few days.

    Advice: Morse was pulled off his rehab assignment on Monday after tweaking a muscle in his back, but tests taken Tuesday showed nothing major. Morse was originally placed on the disabled list May 23 with a finger sprain. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:36 pm
     
    L, 7-2 x @ChC
  • Harper in Tuesday's lineup
    Bryce Harper is in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

    Advice: Harper returned from his right hamstring strain in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader, but sat out the second game. He'll hit cleanup Tuesday against Shelby Miller. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:36 pm
  • Morse tweaks back muscle on rehab stint
    Michael Morse has returned to Miami after tweaking a back muscle during his minor league rehab assignment.

    Advice: Morse was considered likely to be activated Tuesday, but that's obviously not going to happen now. No word yet on how much time he'll miss. The 33-year-old has already been sidelined since May 23 with a finger sprain. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:39 am
     
    L, 7-2 x @ChC
  • Cron's homer does the job in win vs. Yankees
    C.J. Cron went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, helping the Angels edge the Yankees on Monday.

    Advice: Cron, recently recalled from Triple-A, drilled his second big league home run of the season in the seventh inning off of CC Sabathia to pad the Angels' lead to 4-1. He hasn't hit much in the majors this season, but has crushed Triple-A competition in two short stints. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:04 pm
  • Blanton doesn't last long in loss to Astros
    Joe Blanton had a short evening, going only 2 2/3 innings after giving up five runs in Monday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Blanton had pitched well in his first two starts back in the rotation ahead of Monday's start, but the Astros had him figured out. They plated two runs in the second and three in the third on five hits and four walks. The right-hander struck out only two. Including his time in the bullpen, Blanton owns a 3.14 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP and a 26/7 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings. He has a date at home against the Twins in his next start. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:20 pm
     
    L, 5-3 vs ^ Min
  • Rodriguez tosses 5 solid innings to beat O's
    Wandy Rodriguez earned the win, limiting the Orioles to one run in five innings as the Rangers sealed an 8-1 victory on Monday.

    Advice: Rodriguez was routed in his most recent start against the Athletics, so Monday's performance was a nice bounce-back effort. The lefty worked around eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. He'll carry a 3.91 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a 61/28 K/BB ratio over 73 2/3 innings into a home start against the Angels next weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:38 pm
  • Norris hammered again in loss to the Rangers
    Bud Norris served up four home runs, leading to five runs in six innings, taking the loss on Monday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Norris hasn't pitched well all year, but home runs were never the problem. They were on Monday, allowing the Rangers to go yard once in four consecutive innings between the second and fifth innings, leading to all five runs. Norris allowed nine hits and a walk overall while striking out four. Norris owns a 6.79 ERA with a 1.62 WHIP and a 39/19 K/BB ratio over 55 2/3 innings. One has to wonder how much longer the first-place Orioles will tolerate him in the rotation. He's on track to face the White Sox in Chicago next. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:35 pm
  • Buchholz stellar in eight frames to beat Jays
    Clay Buchholz delivered eight innings of one-run ball in a win against the Blue Jays on Monday.

    Advice: Buchholz's ERA continues to drop at a precipitous rate. In his third consecutive sterling performance this month, the right-hander scattered five hits without issuing a walk and striking out five. The lone run came around in the sixth inning on Josh Donaldson's RBI double. Buchholz heads into a weekend start at home against the Astros with a 3.48 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 96/23 K/BB ratio in 101 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:40 pm
  • Corbin (elbow) on track for July 7-8 return
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) will make his season debut for the Diamondbacks on either July 7 or 8 in Texas.

    Advice: Corbin will make one final rehab start on Thursday to complete his rehab from Tommy John surgery. The left-hander has put up a 4.76 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 17 innings across four rehab starts to this point but has reportedly been hitting the mid-90s on the radar gun. Despite the nice velocity, fantasy owners should probably take a wait-and-see approach with Corbin rather than trusting him right away. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:45 pm
  • C.J. Cron recalled from Triple-A
    Angels recalled 1B/DH C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cron is batting just .204/.237/.269 in his time with the big club this season. He'll see some time versus left-handers. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:26 pm
  • Cingrani (shoulder) to begin rehab Friday
    Tony Cingrani (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

    Advice: If all goes well, he could be back with the Reds by the All-Star break. The 25-year-old went on the disabled list earlier this month with a strained left shoulder. All 24 of Cingrani's appearances this year have come out of the bullpen. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:25 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-3 vs Mil
  • Kole Calhoun scores winning run in 10th
    Kole Calhoun singled twice and scored the winning run on a wild pitch as the Angels edged the Mariners 3-2 in 10 innings Sunday.

    Advice: Calhoun singled in the go-ahead run to give the Angels a 2-1 lead in the eighth, though that was later coughed up by Huston Street. In the 10th, he singled off Tom Wilhelmsen and came around to score on the wild pitch with two outs. He's been a big fantasy disappointment of late, but now that he's back hitting in front of Mike Trout, rather than in the middle of the order, he seems like a better bet. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:55 pm
  • Hector Santiago strong versus Mariners
    Hector Santiago pitched seven strong innings, allowing one run and three hits, Sunday against the Marlins.

    Advice: He struck out six and walked two. Unfortunately, the end result was another no-decision for Santiago, who finishes the month of June with an 0-1 record and a 3.68 ERA. The Angels did win three of his five starts, though. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:53 pm
  • Milone goes six scoreless in no-decision
    Tommy Milone hurled six scoreless innings with nothing to show for it Sunday, settling for a no-decision against the Brewers.

    Advice: Milone stifled the Brewers offense for his six innings, allowing just two hits and three walks while striking out seven. He exited in line for his fifth win, but the Twins bullpen couldn't hold the lead. Even so, it was another strong showing for the lefty, who has been largely good in his nine starts this year. Milone will carry a 3.19 ERA into Friday's contest with the Royals. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:14 pm
  • Indians release veteran Scott Atchison
    Indians released RHP Scott Atchison.

    Advice: The 39-year-old was designated for assignment earlier in the week after posting a 6.86 ERA and 12/4 K/BB ratio over 19 2/3 innings out of the Tribe's bullpen. It's unclear if he'll look to latch on elsewhere or decide to call it a career. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:09 pm
     
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    W, 5-3 @KC
  • Harper sits for second game of doubleheader
    Bryce Harper is not in the Nationals lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

    Advice: Harper returned to the lineup in Game 1 on Sunday, going 1-for-4 plus a walk. Clint Robinson will draw the start in left field and bat fourth for the Nationals. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:50 pm
  • Strasburg fans nine Phillies over 7 IP to win
    Stephen Strasburg delivered another strong performance on Sunday against the Phillies, earning the win after yielding only two runs in seven innings.

    Advice: Strasburg limited the opposition to four hits and a walk while striking out nine. Jeff Francoeur accounted for both runs, hitting a solo home run in the second inning and then adding an RBI single in the sixth. Strasburg, who had been sidelined with a trapezius injury, has been solid in two starts since coming off of the disabled list. He'll need to keep it up to chip into his ugly 5.49 ERA. He has a 1.53 WHIP and a 60/16 K/BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings. Strasburg toes the rubber at home against the Giants next. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:23 pm
  • Bauer gives up four runs in loss to Orioles
    Trevor Bauer gave up four runs over seven innings in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

    Advice: Bauer gave up just five hits, but four were of the extra-base variety -- Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run homer in the third, Manny Machado homered to lead off the sixth and Paredes and Chris Davis hit back-to-back doubles later in the sixth. He walked just one, though, his lowest walk total in a start since May 24. The loss dropped Bauer to 6-5 with a 3.96 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. Bauer will try to get back in the win column Friday at the Pirates. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:02 pm
  • A.J. Pollock sitting out on Sunday
    A.J. Pollock is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to simply be a day of rest. David Peralta is in center field with Pollock out, while Cliff Pennington is covering left. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:12 am
     
    W, 7-3 vs ^ Col
  • Bryce Harper (hamstring) back in action Sun.
    Bryce Harper (hamstring) is back in the Nationals' lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

    Advice: Harper hasn't played since Wednesday due to a minor right hamstring strain, but he's made the necessary progress in order to return to action Sunday. The Nats figure to play it safe and rest him for the second game of the doubleheader. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:48 am
  • Kole Calhoun blasts seventh homer
    Kole Calhoun clubbed a two-run homer in Saturday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: He was hitless in his other three at-bats with two strikeouts. Calhoun has now hit safely in six of his last seven games. The 27-year-old is on pace for 73 RBI. That's well above his career-high of 58. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:07 pm
  • Morales knocks in two runs as Royals edge A's
    Kendrys Morales went 2-for-3 with two RBI to help the Royals edge the Athletics 3-2 on Saturday.

    Advice: Morales' two-run single in the sixth inning was the difference in the game. He's got a 10-game hitting streak that has his line up to .292/.353/.469. His 48 RBI are good for sixth-most in the American League. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:15 pm
  • Bryce Harper remains out of lineup Saturday
    Bryce Harper (hamstring) remains out of the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Harper continues to feel better by the day, but isn't quite ready to return to the Nationals lineup. Clint Robinson will once again draw the start in his place. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:59 am
  • Morse (finger) expected to rejoin Marlins
    Joe Frisaro of MLB.com believes that Michael Morse will rejoin the Marlins within the next couple of days.

    Advice: With the injury to Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins need a powerful bat in the middle of their lineup, and hope that Morse is healthy enough to provide that. He has looked good on his minor league rehab assignment and should be activated before the end of the weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:02 am
     
    L, 7-2 x @ChC
  • Avila begins minor league rehab assignment
    Alex Avila (knee) began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Friday, going 1-for-3 and catching for five innings.

    Advice: He'll serve as the designated hitter in Saturday's game before getting back behind the dish on Sunday. He's likely to remain on his rehab assignment for a week or two to get his timing back, having been on the shelf since May 7. With James McCann excelling as the Tigers starting catcher, Avila will probably face a time share when he returns. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:58 am
  • Patrick Corbin k's five in rehab start Friday
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) punched out five hitters over six innings of work in his latest minor league rehab start with Double-A Mobile on Friday.

    Advice: Corbin gave up two runs on four hits and a pair of walks in the outing. He built his stamina up to 87 pitches in this outing and will require just one more rehab start before rejoining the Diamondbacks rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:55 am
  • Garcia hits first MLB homer vs. Cubs
    Greg Garcia delivered a pinch-hit game-tying solo homer Friday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Garcia took Pedro Strop deep to leadoff the bottom of the eighth inning for his first major league home run. The Cardinals went on to win the game in the 10th inning. Garcia didn't have a home run in 61 games at Triple-A this season, but he was batting .313 with a .405 on-base percentage. He was recently called up to serve as a backup infielder. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:31 pm
     
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    W, 2-1 vs x SD
  • May doesn't make it out of first inning
    Trevor May failed to make it out of the first inning Friday against the Brewers, allowing six runs (five earned) on six hits.

    Advice: May allowed a leadoff homer to Gerardo Parra and it was all downhill from there. Eight out of the nine batters he faced managed to reach base before Twins manager Paul Molitor brought the hook. The young right-hander came into Friday's outing with a 1.88 ERA over his last four starts, so it was hard to see this one coming. He'll try to put the clunker in the rear-view mirror when he faces the Reds next Friday on the road. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:27 pm
  • MRI on Harper's hamstring 'pretty good'
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said that an MRI on Bryce Harper's right hamstring came back "pretty good."

    Advice: Williams added that Harper is "better, but still a little tight," so that's why he's out of the lineup again on Friday. It sounds like the outfielder has a good shot to return at some point over the weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:24 pm
  • Bryce Harper (leg) out of lineup again Friday
    Bryce Harper (leg) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Harper has missed two starts in a row because of cramping in his right leg. He should be ready to return at some point over the weekend. Clint Robinson is getting another start in right field. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:39 pm
  • Pollock has two hits, RBI in loss to Rox
    A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: It was another productive day for Pollock, who also drew a walk, scored a run, and stole a base. The 27-year-old continues to be a five-category stud for fantasy owners this season, batting .307 with nine home runs, 35 RBI, 15 stolen bases, and 47 runs scored over 71 games. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:00 pm
     
    W, 7-3 vs ^ Col
  • D.J. LeMahieu getting day off on Thursday
    D.J. LeMahieu is getting a day off on Thursday.

    Advice: Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez are also absent from the Rockies' starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Diamondbacks. Rafael Ynoa will start at second base and bat second for Colorado. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:03 am
  • Harper (leg cramp) out of Nats' lineup Thurs.
    Bryce Harper (leg) is not in the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Braves.

    Advice: Harper received treatment for a cramp in his right leg after Wednesday's game and will get a day of rest on Thursday. Clint Robinson is starting in right field and batting cleanup in the Nationals' series finale with Atlanta. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:42 am
  • Wandy Rodriguez gets pounded by A's
    Wandy Rodriguez was lit up for eight runs in four innings by the A's on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's the first time in 12 starts this year that Rodriguez has allowed more than five runs and just the third time he's given up more than three. The Rangers had won each of his last six starts before dropping this one tonight. At least Rodriguez will miss the series in Toronto against the Blue Jays this weekend. However, his matchup against the Orioles in Baltimore next Tuesday isn't a favorable one for lefties, either. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:17 pm
  • Elvis Andrus goes 2-for-4 against A's
    Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 on Wednesday, giving him five hits, including three doubles, the last two days.

    Advice: Andrus is still batting just .246. His average should go up a bit more, but since he's not running like he used to (eight steals in 12 attempts) and he's no longer hitting second, he wouldn't seem to have much to offer fantasy leaguers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:10 pm
  • Harper getting treatment for right leg cramp
    Bryce Harper received treatment after Wednesday's game for a right leg cramp.

    Advice: Harper grabbed the leg after landing on second base with a double in the 11th inning, but he stayed in the game and eventually scored the winning run. Nationals manager Matt Williams said he'll be re-evaluated on Thursday. It doesn't sound like something that should keep him out more than a day, if that. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:51 pm
  • Harper sets Nats up for an 11th-inning win
    Bryce Harper went 2-for-5, contributing to both runs the Nationals scored in Wednesday's 11-inning walk-off win against the Braves.

    Advice: Harper drove in the Nationals' first run with a single in the seventh inning, breaking a 0-0 tie. The Braves rallied to tie the game in the ninth, sending the game into extras. In the 11th, Harper doubled to put the winning run in scoring position and eventually came around to score on Ian Desmond's walk-off sacrifice fly. The 22-year-old maintains an awe-inspiring .340/.466/.719 batting line with 24 home runs and 58 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:18 pm
  • Clay Buchholz goes seven strong in victory
    Clay Buchholz limited the Orioles to one run over seven innings in winning Wednesday.

    Advice: Buchholz struck out seven and walked one in his second straight gem. His ERA stands at 3.68, the lowest it's been since his second start of the season. He has a fine 91/23 K/BB ratio through 93 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:13 pm
  • Bud Norris allows five unearned runs in loss
    Bud Norris allowed five runs, all of them unearned, over 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to Boston.

    Advice: Two errors, one of them committed by Norris, fueled Boston's five-run rally in the sixth inning. It was shaping up as Norris' best outing of the year until then. Even afterwards, it still did wonders for his ERA, which dropped from 7.57 to 6.70. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:11 pm
  • Michael Morse (finger) nearing return
    Michael Morse (finger) could be activated at some point during the Marlins' homestand, which runs through June 30.

    Advice: Morse has batted .286/.375/.476 with one homer over six rehab games as he works his way back from a a sprained right finger. He was hitting just .211/.268/.289 before the injury, but with Justin Bour falling back to earth Morse should start getting the lion's share of playing time at first base again. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:03 am
     
    L, 7-2 x @ChC
  • Strasburg pitches five scoreless in return
    Stephen Strasburg returned in style Tuesday, striking out six over five scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over the Braves.

    Advice: Strasburg showed no ill effects of the trapezius injury that sidelined him for over three weeks, allowing just four hits and a walk in the game. Just as importantly, his velocity was good throughout the start. It certainly hasn't been the year many had hoped for from the 26-year-old, but perhaps this can be the start of a new chapter. Strasburg has another attractive matchup on deck, meeting the Phillies in Philly on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:15 pm
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