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  • Marcus Semien getting a breather Friday
    Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

    Advice: New A's coach Ron Washington is putting Semien through drills prior to Friday's game as he seeks to improve the youngster's defense, so it's no surprise he's not in the lineup. Andy Parrino is handling shortstop. Rotoworld.com
    22 minutes ago
  • Adam Lind not in Friday's lineup
    Adam Lind is not in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's receiving a day of rest with the Braves throwing lefty Alex Wood. Jason Rogers is starting at first base. Rotoworld.com
    48 minutes ago
  • Braves inquired on catcher Jonathan Lucroy
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Braves inquired on Jonathan Lucroy but were told he was not available.

    Advice: The Brewers are going to be sellers prior to the trade deadline, but one guy they appear intent on keeping is Lucroy, who is under team control cheaply through 2017. Heyman adds that the Braves have been "disappointed" by the play of Christian Bethancourt, who is batting just .190/.215/.286 and hasn't been as good as expected defensively. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:54 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:35 pm @Atl
  • Blue Jays add Munenorl Kawasaki from Triple-A
    Blue Jays purchased the contract of INF Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: The 33-year-old infielder will provide infield depth while Devon Travis is on the shelf with a shoulder injury. Through 22 games at Triple-A Buffalo, Kawasaki was hitting .232/.354/.290 with two RBI and four stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • Bryant extends hit streak to 10, corks a HR
    Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's victory over the Padres.

    Advice: His first inning bomb off Odrisamer Despaigne quickly gave the Cubs a lead they'd never relinquish. Bryant is riding a 10-game hitting streak. Though the power was slow to come in his first few weeks in the bigs, the rookie has corked four round-trippers during that 10-game streak. He's slashing .289/.411/.482 and just now looks to have gotten his feet under him at the sport's highest level. Bombs away. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:40 pm
  • Mike Aviles goes 4-for-5, homers
    Mike Aviles went 4-for-5 and homered against the White Sox in Thursday's win.

    Advice: Aviles is batting a cool .323 with three homers in 65 at-bats while primarily being used against lefties. It'd be nice if he were better at shortstop and more of an option over Jose Ramirez there, but as a platoon partner for Lonnie Chisenhall at third base, he's getting the job done. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Nick Swisher goes 2-for-5, homers
    Nick Swisher went 2-for-5 and hit his first homer Thursday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Swisher is hitting .250 with three doubles and four RBI in 52 at-bats since coming off the disabled list earlier this month. The Indians really want him to turn out to be an adequate DH, but the early results aren't particularly promising. They can't afford to be as patient with him as they were last year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 pm
  • Billy Butler goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Billy Butler went 0-for-4 in Thursday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: It's about time the A's stop automatically hitting Butler cleanup against righties, considering that he's really only been useful versus lefties since the start of 2014. He has a .630 OPS versus righties this season, and he came in at .653 in Kansas City last year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:34 pm
  • Mitch Moreland goes 3-for-4, homers
    Mitch Moreland went 3-for-4 and hit his third homer as the Rangers topped the Red Sox 3-1 on Thursday.

    Advice: Moreland has hit in five straight, raising his average to .312. That'll be plenty sufficient to hold off Kyle Blanks and keep a starting job against righties. Of course, history says he won't keep it up. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:15 pm
  • Steve Tolleson reaches four times
    Steve Tolleson went 2-for-2 with two walks, a steal and two runs scored Thursday against the Angels.

    Advice: As usual, it was the Blue Jays' dynamic middle-infield combination leading the way, with Tolleson and Ryan Goins reaching base in a combined seven of eight plate appearances. Who needs Devon Travis and Jose Reyes anyway? Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:48 pm
  • David Freese homers, knocks in three
    David Freese had a two-run homer and an RBI double against the Blue Jays on Thursday.

    Advice: Freese had been 0-for-6 against R.A. Dickey and his knuckleball in his career, but he got a hold of a couple tonight. He's hit three homers in six games, and he's up to eight for the season. Less impressive are his .233 average and 37/9 K/BB ratio in 150 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:46 pm
  • Ryan Howard slugs ninth home run in loss
    Ryan Howard launched a solo homer Thursday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Howard sure enjoyed his visit to Colorado, as he collected six hits (including two home runs and a double) in 17 at-bats over the four games. After getting off to a slow start, the veteran first baseman now has nine home runs on the year to go along with an .828 OPS. Only Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton have hit more home runs since April 21. Quite an unexpected turnaround for "The Big Piece." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:39 pm
  • Pearce wallops grand slam off Happ in first
    Steven Pearce hit a grand slam in the first inning of Thursday's 5-4 win over Mariners.

    Advice: Pearce hit the four-bagger off of J.A. Happ with two outs in the first inning. It was Pearce's fourth homer of the season and pushed his RBI count to 15. While he does have a little sneaky pop in his bat, it's not enough to overcome a .198/.275/.341 batting line. Continue to disregard him for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:27 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Santana (back) returns to Indians' lineup
    Carlos Santana (back) is in the Indians' starting lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Santana missed the previous four games due to back spasms. The 29-year-old is batting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 35 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:20 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Mets unsure on Wright (hammy) return
    The Mets aren't sure when David Wright (hamstring, back) will be ready to play minor league rehab games.

    Advice: Wright began to ramp up some baseball activities this week and is said to be "making progress," but the Mets aren't going to rush him. The veteran third baseman hit the disabled list on April 15 due to a right hamstring strain and his return has been delayed due to a back injury. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:51 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Seager ejected from Thursday's game
    Kyle Seager was ejected from Thursday's game against the Orioles in the fifth inning.

    Advice: Seager struck out looking in the top of the fifth inning and apparently didn't like the call, as he was tossed by home plate umpire John Tumpane. He went 2-for-3 with a run scored before exiting. Willie Bloomquist took over at third base. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:41 pm
  • Johnson (hand) on track to return next Thu.
    Chris Johnson (hand) is on track to be activated from the disabled list next Thursday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: It was previously believed that he could be activated next Monday, but the Braves want him to play some rehab games first. The 30-year-old has been sidelined for three weeks with a fracture and bone bruises in his left hand. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:30 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:35 pm vs Mil
  • Prado racks up three hits in loss to Snakes
    Martin Prado went 3-for-5 with an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: All three of Prado's hits were singles. In fact, of the Marlins' 12 hits as a team, only one, a J.T. Realmuto triple, went for extra-bases. The water torture netted the team six runs, which wasn't quite enough to come up on the right side of a 7-6 final score. Prado himself has managed just eight extra-base hits all season (six doubles, two home runs), which would explain the lackluster slugging in his .277/.313/.349 slash. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:23 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs Bal
  • Grandal not in Dodgers' lineup on Thursday
    Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: A.J. Ellis will catch Clayton Kershaw and bat eighth against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:22 am
  • Nolan Arenado getting day of rest Thursday
    Nolan Arenado is not in the Rockies' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for the star third baseman. Daniel Descalso is handling the hot corner as the Rockies wrap up a four-game series at home against the Phillies. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:12 am
  • Flaherty (groin) expected to begin rehab soon
    Ryan Flaherty (groin) is expected to begin playing in rehab games with Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday or Monday.

    Advice: Flaherty has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 12 because of a mild right groin strain. He should be ready to return when first eligible and will likely resume getting regular starts at second base for the Orioles, who will be without Jonathan Schoop (knee) until mid-July. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:22 am
     
    Player Note
    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Iglesias not in Tigers' lineup on Thursday
    Jose Iglesias is not in the Tigers' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for Iglesias, who has battled some groin issues. Andrew Romine is at shortstop as the Tigers kick off a four-game set with the Astros. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:50 am
     
    4:08 pm vs Hou
  • Goldschmidt out of Arizona lineup Thursday
    Paul Goldschmidt is not in Arizona's lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's a rare day of rest for the star first baseman. Mark Trumbo will cover first and David Peralta is in left field. Goldschmidt is just 4-for-24 with two walks on the Diamondbacks' current road trip, but he's capable of busting out of the mini slump at any moment. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:45 am
  • Cervelli (head) goes 0-for-4 in return Wed.
    Francisco Cervelli (head) went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout in his return Wednesday.

    Advice: Cervelli was pulled from Tuesday's game after taking a foul tip off his mask, but he ultimately showed no concussion symptoms. The 29-year-old catcher is batting .286/.348/.352 in 31 games this season for the Pirates. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:09 am
  • Bryant goes 1-for-3 with a run, RBI, SB
    Kris Bryant went 1-for-3 with a stolen base, run and RBI in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Padres.

    Advice: Bryant is riding a nine-game hitting streak and has swiped a bag in two straight. Bryant didn't play in the first few weeks, but he's still on pace for 83 runs and 104 RBI. He has four homers, putting him on pace for 17. As long as he stays healthy, he's going to do better than that, which speaks well to his RBI potential. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:33 pm
  • Posey goes off for 2B, HR, 3 hits vs. Dodgers
    Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 4-0 triumph versus the rival Dodgers.

    Advice: Posey entered the night as a strong play in daily leagues against the left-hander Brett Anderson, and he paid off for those investing handsomely. Interestingly, the homer came against right-hander Yimi Garcia, not Anderson. Posey, on an eight-game hitting streak, is slashing .308/.379/.476. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • Santana (back) expected to return Thursday
    Carlos Santana (back) is expected to return Thursday.

    Advice: Santana will miss his fourth straight game Wednesday with back spasms, but there has been significant progress. Santana, 29, is batting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 35 games this season for the Tribe. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Francisco Cervelli (head) back in action Wed.
    Francisco Cervelli (head) is back in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He exited Tuesday's game after taking a foul tip off his mask, but he went through a battery of tests and had no concussion symptoms. Cervelli is hitting .297/.355/.366 with nine RBI this season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:52 pm
  • Posey drives in a run and walks as Giants win
    Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Posey broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with an RBI single to left-center off of Carlos Frias. As the Dodgers were shut out, it turned out to be the deciding hit. The catcher is now on a seven-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 14 of 16 games so far this month. Posey is batting .295/.369/.439 with six home runs and 19 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:23 pm
  • Lind blasts seventh homer in win over Tigers
    Adam Lind homered in a 2-for-5 effort as the Brewers took down the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lind hit the second of back-to-back-to-back home runs in the third inning against Anibal Sanchez. Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez hit the other two. Lind entered the game in a rut, going 2-for-24 over his last eight games. Nevertheless, he's still batting .295/.387/.543 with seven home runs and 19 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:53 pm
  • Cervelli exits after taking foul tip off mask
    Francisco Cervelli left Tuesday's game against the Twins after taking a foul tip off his mask.

    Advice: The Pirates are saying his exit was precautionary, so it doesn't sound like there are any concussion concerns. Cervelli might get a day of rest Wednesday, though. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:28 pm
  • Carlos Santana (back) 'a couple of days' away
    Carlos Santana (back) said Tuesday that while he feels better, it could be "a couple of days" before he returns to the lineup.

    Advice: Santana is out of the lineup for the third straight day Tuesday because of back spasms. It sounds like he might not be back in there until the weekend series against the Reds. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:20 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Chris Johnson (hand) could be activated Mon.
    Chris Johnson (hand) could be activated next Monday.

    Advice: Johnson was recently cleared for baseball activities after being shut down for three weeks with a fracture and bone bruises in his left hand. Alberto Callaspo and Pedro Ciriaco have been filling in at the hot corner. Johnson was batting .279/.347/.372 with zero homers and five RBI in 16 games before the injury. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:29 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:35 pm vs Mil
  • Santana (back) not in Indians' lineup Tuesday
    Carlos Santana (back) is not in the Indians' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the White Sox.

    Advice: Santana did not play Sunday and was scratched from the lineup Monday due to back spasms. Consider him day-to-day for now. Brandon Moss is at first base and Nick Swisher is at DH on Tuesday versus Chicago. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:11 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Freese serving as DH Wednesday
    David Freese will serve as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Freese gets a bit of a rest this way while Taylor Featherson will start at third base. Matt Joyce is starting in left field while Chris Iannetta behind the plate after a big game on Monday. Kole Calhoun remains in the cleanup spot. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:03 pm
  • Carlos Santana scratched with back spasms
    Carlos Santana was scratched from Monday's lineup with back spasms.

    Advice: Santana didn't play Sunday, either, as he revealed that the issue began to crop up on Saturday. Consider him day-to-day. Brandon Moss, who had been scheduled for a day off, is covering first base in Santana's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:27 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Mike Aviles back from bereavement list
    Indians activated INF/OF Mike Aviles from the bereavement list.

    Advice: He was away from the club for a few days, unfortunately, because his daughter was receiving treatment for leukemia. Aviles is hitting .288/.373/.462 with a couple homers this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:37 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Wright (hamstring, back) resumes activities
    David Wright (hamstring, back) resumed baseball activities Monday in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

    Advice: He did everything but swing a bat. Wright was placed on the disabled list April 15 with a right hamstring strain and suffered a back injury while rehabbing that strain. There's no exact timetable for the veteran third baseman's return, but he should be good by early June if he is able to avoid further setbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:13 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Grandal's single drives in only run in win
    Yasmani Grandal's run-scoring single in the fourth inning would be the only run scored in a 1-0 Dodger win over the Rockies on Sunday.

    Advice: Grandal finished the game 1-for-2 with a walk. The two-out RBI single off of Kyle Kendrick gave Grandal 17 RBI for the season. He's also hit four homers and scored 17 runs. The catcher's been in a groove offensively and has a season-slash of .301/.421/.484 while helping to lead the 24-13 Dodgers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:59 pm
  • Moreland homers and doubles in win over CLE
    Mitch Moreland went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double in Sunday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: Moreland hit the two-run homer, his second of the season, off of Indians starter Carlos Carrasco in the sixth inning. He's just starting to get back into action after missing fifteen days following elbow surgery, as he was activated from the disabled list on May 13. In 66 at-bats, Moreland is hitting .288/.364/.470. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:21 pm
  • Kris Bryant exits game due to illness
    Kris Bryant had to leave Sunday's game versus the Pirates because he was under the weather.

    Advice: He should be ready to roll on Tuesday after Monday's off day. Bryant, who singled in two at-bats before exiting, was replaced at third base by Jonathan Herrera. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 12:54 pm
  • Wright to resume baseball activities Monday
    David Wright (hamstring, back) will resume baseball activities on Monday.

    Advice: It doesn't mean he's poised to return to the Mets' lineup soon, as Wright has been shut down for over a week and will need a rehab assignment eventually. Still, it's a nice step in the right direction after an absence that's dragged on longer than expected. Wright is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, but it's a back issue that's holding up his recovery. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:16 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Carlos Santana not in lineup Sunday
    Carlos Santana is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. The Indians have Brandon Moss at first base and Nick Swisher in right field while Santana sits. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:55 am
     
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Ryan Howard sitting out on Sunday
    Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Darun Ruf is at first base in Howard's place. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:10 am
  • Pearce hits solo home run in loss to Angels
    Steve Pearce went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Pearce hit the solo home run, his third of the season, off of Matt Shoemaker in the fourth inning. He finished with two hits. The Orioles as a team finished with three. This season, the light-hitting Pearce is batting .195/.276/.325 with three homers and 10 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:59 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Aviles (bereavement) expected back Monday
    The Indians are expected to activate Mike Aviles (bereavement) from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: He left the team while his daughter received treatment for leukemia. Aviles has started at four positions this year including left field, center field, shortstop and third base. The 34-year-old brings some versatility to the table but isn't much of a fantasy contributor. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:24 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Swisher has three RBI in win over Rangers
    Nick Swisher went 3-for-4 with three RBI, a run scored, and a walk in Friday's 8-3 win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Swisher, who missed the first month of the season while rehabbing from dual knee surgeries, was without an RBI through his first eight games coming into Friday's action. However, he got on the board with an RBI double in the first inning and put the Indians ahead for good in the fifth with a two-run single. The 34-year-old struggled last season and those in deeper mixed fantasy leagues can likely afford to wait and see on him. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:41 pm
  • Posey hits two-run homer vs. Reds
    Buster Posey connected for a two-run homer in Friday's 10-2 win over the Reds.

    Advice: It was his sixth home run of the season. Posey has knocked in six runs over the past three games and owns a .286/.364/.444 batting line on the year. He currently has more walks (16) than strikeouts (13). The Giants are set to get Hunter Pence back from the disabled list on Saturday, which should only help Posey. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:29 pm
  • Howard smacks RBI double in win
    Ryan Howard went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Howard hit his run-scoring double in the sixth inning after Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson hit Freddy Galvis and walked Grady Sizemore. One run scored on the play, giving Howard 17 RBI for the season. In addition to the double, Howard also struck out once. He started out the season about as poorly as a hitter can start out a season, but the numbers have stabilized over the last month and he's now hitting .231/.291/.479. The average is unlikely to rise much higher, but at least the power is showing itself here and there. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:29 pm
  • Goldschmidt hits double and drives in two
    Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Friday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Goldschmidt's two-run double in the top of the seventh inning temporarily put the Diamondbacks up 3-1, but the Snake bullpen would immediately give the advantage back, as the Phillies scored three times in the bottom of the frame. Goldschmidt (.344/.446/.668 with nine homers, 30 RBI and 28 runs scored) is doing all he can to lift an inertia-less Diamondbacks team, but there's no sign that things are going to improve in the near future for his 15-19 squad. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:17 pm
  • Bryant homers, drives in four vs Pirates
    Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Friday's 11-10 win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Bryant socked a three-run homer off Jeff Locke in the third inning. The young star added a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. The home run was Bryant's fourth of the season. After some predictable hiccups following his call-up, Bryant has come on strong over the last few weeks. He's now hitting .273/.407/.465 with four home runs, 24 RBI and 17 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:47 pm
  • Cervelli drives in four runs in wild game
    Francisco Cervelli was 3-for-6 with four RBI in Friday's extra-innings loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: If you saw Cervelli cashing in four RBI at any point this season, get thee to a lottery ticket. He came into the game with four driven in for the entire season and left with the total doubled. Three of those RBI came via a bases clearing double in the sixth inning, but it was Cervelli's game-tying, ninth-inning RBI single off of Hector Rondon with two outs that proved to be one of the most dramatic hits in a game that saw the Cubs blow a 7-1 fifth-inning lead before they ultimately came back to win it in the bottom of the 12th. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:28 pm
  • Wright (hamstring) could be cleared on Monday
    The Mets hope David Wright (hamstring, back) will be cleared to resume activities on Monday.

    Advice: Wright had a setback a week ago with a back issue and has recovered from it more slowly than expected. He seems to be doing better now, though, and could be cleared for a rehab assignment not long after resuming activities. The third baseman seems to be tracking towards and early June return. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:03 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Lucroy (toe) cleared to catch bullpens
    Jonathan Lucroy (toe) has been cleared to catch bullpen sessions.

    Advice: The next and final step after that will be a clearance to begin running. The Brewers haven't set a firm timetable from Lucroy's return from a fractured left big toe, but he seems to be tracking towards an activation before the end of the month. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:51 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:35 pm @Atl
  • Howard records three hits, homers in win
    Ryan Howard went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Pirates.

    Advice: This was just Howard's sixth multi-hit game in 2015. He smacked the solo home run off of Radhames Liz in the fifth inning. With the dinger, the former All-Star now has seven homers and 16 RBI. Howard won't hit for average, but he's seen a decent jump in slugging this season and his .230/.293/.478 slash line is an improvement over a lost 2014 campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:53 pm
  • Cervelli not in Pirates' lineup on Thursday
    Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Phillies.

    Advice: Chris Stewart will catch Vance Worley and bat eighth. Cervelli is batting just .270/.330/.337 on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:14 am
  • Arenado collects 2 more hits, including a 2B
    Nolan Arenado finished 2-for-5 with a double on Wednesday against the Angels.

    Advice: The wheels flew off the axis early in Denver this year -- the club has lost 11 straight, tied for the second longest futility streak in club history -- but Arenado has clearly entered the next stage of his development, giving fans at least one thing to tune in for. Arenado will contend for MVP trophies in the future, but he's staring down the barrel of another hopeless summer. He's now slashing .294/.328/.560 with six homers and 17 RBI in 28 games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:31 pm
  • Buster Posey goes 3-for-5, homers
    Buster Posey went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI against the Astros on Wednesday.

    Advice: Unfortunately, Posey needed one more hit; he ended the game with a little tapper back to the mound with the tying run on third in the top of the ninth. Posey is up to five homers and 14 RBI in 33 games for the season. He's one of the Giants most looking forward to Hunter Pence's return. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:49 pm
  • Goldschmidt falls home run short of cycle
    Paul Goldschmidt fell a home run shy of the cycle Wednesday, finishing 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in a loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Goldschmidt built up to a climactic at-bat in the eighth after singling in the first, doubling in the third and tripling in the fifth, but he struck out to fall short of the feat. The game was a nice breakout for Goldy, who was hitless in his prior three games before Wednesday. A lack of hits hasn't been a problem for the first baseman often this year, as he's hitting .347/.451/.653 with nine homers, 28 RBI and 28 runs scored on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:22 pm
  • Rangers activate Moreland (elbow) off the DL
    Rangers activated 1B Mitch Moreland from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Moreland missed exactly 15 days following surgery to remove loose bodies from his left elbow. He'll return Wednesday to a cool .304/.393/.457 batting line and resume serving as the Rangers' primary designated hitter. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:50 pm
  • Aviles' daughter being treated for leukemia
    Mike Aviles' daughter is being treated for leukemia.

    Advice: That is why he has been on the family medical emergency list since last Friday. Indians manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that Aviles will be given all the time he needs. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:17 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Aviles (bereaved) could return this weekend
    Mike Aviles (bereavement) could rejoin the Indians this weekend.

    Advice: Aviles is dealing with an undisclosed family issue and manager Terry Francona said the club will give him all the time he needs. If he's not ready by this weekend, they can move him over to the restricted list. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:00 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Seager's three-run blast aids Mariners' win
    Kyle Seager had only one hit over five at-bats in Tuesday's victory over the Padres, a three-run home run.

    Advice: Seager took Ian Kennedy out to right field in the first inning to push the Mariners' lead to 4-0. The third baseman hadn't been doing much at the plate, but has started to heat up over his last five games, notching three doubles and two home runs over 21 at-bats. Seager is batting .244/.295/.412 overall with four home runs and 19 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:52 pm
  • Bryant crushes third homer in last four games
    Kris Bryant went 3-for-4, falling a double shy of the cycle in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: Bryant hit his first triple of the year off Mets starter Noah Syndergaard before homering off reliever Hansel Robles later in the game. The home run was his third in his past four games after failing to homer in his first 20 major league games. The phenom is now batting .276/.417/.460 with 19 RBI, 15 runs scored and two stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:44 pm
  • David Wright still not cleared for activities
    David Wright (hamstring, back) still hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities.

    Advice: That's now two straight days that the Mets were hoping he'd be cleared but he wasn't. Wright is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, but it's a back issue that's holding up his recovery. It's been determined that he's not dealing with another stress fracture as he did in 2011, but there's no timetable for his return. "He's dying to get back out there, but there's no real timetable when that's going to happen," manager Terry Collins said. "The only good news is he feels better." Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:33 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Orioles place Ryan Flaherty on the 15-day DL
    Orioles placed INF Ryan Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

    Advice: Flaherty suffered the injury in Monday's game against the Blue Jays and an MRI taken Tuesday confirmed that he needs extended rest. Rey Navarro has been called up from Triple-A Norfolk to give the O's infield depth. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:29 pm
     
    Player Note
    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Adam Lind not in Tuesday's lineup
    Adam Lind is not in Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

    Advice: He's taking a seat with left-hander Chris Sale on the hill for Chicago. Jason Rogers will start at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:26 pm
  • Jose Iglesias (groin) back in lineup Tuesday
    Jose Iglesias (groin) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Twins.

    Advice: Iglesias has appeared in just one game since May 3 due to a groin injury, but he's feeling better now. He'll bat ninth Tuesday against Kyle Gibson. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:22 pm
     
    4:08 pm vs Hou
  • Pearce starting at second base Tuesday
    Steve Pearce will start at second base Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: This will be his sixth start at second base. Jimmy Paredes will serve as the designated hitter while Delmon Young will play right field and Travis Snider will play left. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:44 am
     
    New Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Butler logs three hits as A's lose in 11 inn.
    Billy Butler went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI single in Monday's 11-inning loss versus the Red Sox.

    Advice: Butler started the scoring in the third inning, hitting an RBI single to right field to break a scoreless tie. He also doubled and scored in the fifth. Butler hasn't homered in nearly three weeks, sitting on three for the season with 17 RBI and a .267/.319/.389 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:09 pm
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