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  • 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
  • David DeJesus homers, doubles in win
    David DeJesus had a solo homer and an RBI double versus the A's on Thursday.

    Advice: The Rays would have practically given DeJesus away two months ago, but he's been one of their best players, hitting .324 with four homers and 18 RBI in 102 at-bats. He'll have to stay in the lineup against righties after John Jaso returns. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:40 pm
  • Brock Holt goes 0-for-3 against Rangers
    Brock Holt went 0-for-3 with a walk and struck out looking to end the game Thursday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Holt's great start seems like a distance memory now; he's hitting .149 with one RBI in 47 at-bats since April 27. The Red Sox are playing him less with Shane Victorino (kind of) back, but he has started the last two days with Pablo Sandoval banged up. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:07 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs LAA
  • Coco Crisp gets bad news about neck injury
    Coco Crisp said via Snapchat on Thursday that he got "disheartening news" about his neck injury, but would not elaborate.

    Advice: The oft-injured outfielder underwent an MRI on Thursday and is scheduled to meet with a doctor in Dallas on Friday. The Athletics should provide an update on his status then, but a trip to the disabled list certainly appears to be in order. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:04 pm
  • Barnes has four hits as Rockies top Phils
    Brandon Barnes went 4-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored Thursday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Barnes was making his first start since being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday. He's already two hits away from Drew Stubbs' total from the entire season thus far. Stubbs was just 6-for-51 (.118) with 31 strikeouts prior to being demoted this week. With Corey Dickerson on the disabled list, Barnes certainly has the opportunity to have value in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:41 pm
  • Cruz has rare quiet game against Orioles
    Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Up against his old mates for the closing game of the series, Nelson Cruz decided to show mercy and hit a mere single. He also struck out twice. Cruz has been worth every penny the Mariners paid in the off-season and is currently hitting a mind-bending .351/.412/.708 with 16 homers, 33 RBI and 28 runs scored. The RBI total would be higher if the Mariners actually had other hitters who got on base, but alas, they do not. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:29 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
  • Crisp (neck) to see doctor Friday
    Coco Crisp (neck) will get an MRI on Thursday and is scheduled to see a doctor in Dallas on Friday.

    Advice: It was originally reported that he would see a specialist on Thursday, but there was a scheduling conflict. Crisp left Tuesday's game with a neck issue that is similar to the problem he dealt with in 2014. It's possible he'll need another stint on the DL. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:15 pm
  • Tucker ties game in 9th with solo homer
    Preston Tucker launched a solo home run off of Joakim Soria in the ninth inning to tie Thursday's contest with the Tigers at 5-5.

    Advice: Despite Tucker's late dramatic magic, the Tigers would ultimately prevail on a walk-off homer by James McCann in the 11th inning. Back to the dramatic magic, though. Tucker pinch-hit for Jonathan Villar with one out in the ninth and made manager A.J. Hinch look like a smart, smart man with his solo homer off of Tigers closer Joakim Soria. It was Tucker's first homer of the season, indeed, just his eighth hit on the year. The outfielder's seen a mere 29 at-bats in 2015, but sometimes all it takes is one. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:56 pm
  • Cuddyer manages three hits in win over STL
    Michael Cuddyer went 3-for-3 in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: All three of Cuddyer's hits went for singles. He also recorded a walk in the contest. The veteran outfielder is hitting a pedestrian .253/.319/.363 this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:03 pm
  • Inciarte drives in two, singles three times
    Ender Inciarte went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Thursday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Inciarte had RBI singles in the second and sixth innings. He also scored a run and struck out once. These kinds of games are becoming commonplace and are helping to boost his .308/.333/.403 line. With just five walks on the year, though, his value almost solely depends on hits, which is rarely a great sign. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:32 pm
  • Holliday not in Cardinals' lineup on Thursday
    Matt Holliday is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon versus the Mets.

    Advice: Holliday went 3-for-4 in Wednesday night's 9-0 rout of New York, but the 35-year-old will take a day of rest in Thursday's series finale. Mark Reynolds is in left field, Randal Grichuk is in center field, and Jason Heyward is in right field in the matinee. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:37 am
  • Granderson not in Mets' lineup on Thursday
    Curtis Granderson is not in the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for the veteran outfielder. John Mayberry is getting the start in right field for the Mets against Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:28 am
  • Upton smacks a two-run HR in setback vs. Cubs
    Justin Upton went 1-for-4 and smacked a two-run home run in a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

    Advice: His fourth inning blast off Tsuyoshi Wada provided the only runs the Padres got in the 3-2 loss. Upton didn't do much either, striking out in two of his remaining three at-bats. The 27-year-old has three homers in his past two games and looks as good as he has since that 31-homer campaign with Arizona in 2011. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:30 pm
  • Harrison continues surge with three more hits
    Josh Harrison had another three-hit game, going 3-for-6 in Wednesday's 13-inning loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Harrison had a three-hit game on Tuesday and has three-plus hits in four of his last six games. He was thrown out attempting to steal, leaving him with just one success in four attempts this season. The speedster has picked up his batting line to .255/.289/.407, though, and he has four home runs with 11 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:09 pm
     
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • Yoenis Cespedes reaches four times
    Yoenis Cespedes reached all four times he was up Wednesday, going 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and a steal against the Brewers.

    Advice: Cespedes has had three three-hit games in the last week. Unfortunately, he hasn't had any one- or two-hit games since May 12, so his .287 average isn't changing a whole lot. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • Peralta knocks in three runs in D'Backs win
    David Peralta singled twice and knocked in three runs over five plate appearances in Wednesday's victory against the Marlins.

    Advice: Peralta knocked in a first-inning run on a ground out, added a sacrifice fly in the seventh, and added more insurance with an RBI single in the ninth. The outfielder maintains a productive .276/.327/.500 batting line with four home runs and 18 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:25 pm
  • Ruggiano homers as Mariners top the Orioles
    Justin Ruggiano went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run as the Mariners took down the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Advice: His fourth-inning shot off of Wei-Yin Chen extended the Mariners' lead to 3-0 at the time. Ruggiano has two home runs, three RBI, and is batting .235/.328/.431 in 58 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:15 pm
  • Krauss doubles, sends Angels to a victory
    Mark Krauss helped the Angels take a late lead and an eventual win with a two-run double on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: First baseman Albert Pujols had to leave the game after he was hit on the wrist by a pitch, so Krauss replaced him at first base. He turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead when he hit a seventh-inning double to plate two runs off of Steve Delabar. Krauss had been 1-for-13 since his promotion on May 12. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:50 pm
     
    Player Note
    Marc Krauss LAA - 1B,OF
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • Harper ejected for arguing balls and strikes
    Bryce Harper was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Yankees for arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: This one wasn't even a called third strike, as Harper was tossed by home plate umpire Marvin Hudson on a first-pitch strike. The ejection was Harper's second in the past week, as he was tossed from last Wednesday's game for arguing as well. He's super talented, but his attitude can obviously still get him in trouble at times. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:55 pm
  • Crisp to visit a neck specialist on Thursday
    Coco Crisp will visit a neck specialist in the Dallas area on Thursday morning.

    Advice: Crisp was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Astros with a neck injury and did not play Wednesday. It's similar to the neck problem that bothered him in 2014. The veteran outfielder could be headed to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:48 pm
  • Rockies recall Brandon Barnes from Triple-A
    Rockies recalled OF Brandon Barnes from Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Barnes was batting just .205/.266/.364 in 33 games at the Triple-A level, but he has good speed and a little power and the 29-year-old could take on value in deeper mixed fantasy leagues if he begins seeing regular playing time while Corey Dickerson (foot) is out. Drew Stubbs was optioned to the minors in a corresponding move Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:18 pm
  • Carlos Peguero designated for assignment
    Rangers designated OF Carlos Peguero for assignment.

    Advice: Peguero has the reputation of a 4-A player and didn't do anything to dispel that line of thinking with four homers but a .186/.310/.414 batting line and 36 strikeouts over 70 at-bats with the Rangers. It's possible another team will be intriguing enough with the power to scoop him up. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:11 pm
     
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Hanley Ramirez (leg) back in Red Sox' lineup
    Hanley Ramirez (leg) is back in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Hanley had to leave Tuesday's contest after banging his left leg on a slide, but he'll gut it out in this one. Ramirez hasn't hit with the same authority since returning from a shoulder injury that he was earlier in the season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:09 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs LAA
  • Coco Crisp (neck) sitting out Wednesday
    Coco Crisp (neck) is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Crisp exited Tuesday's game with a neck issue that manager Bob Melvin admitted was similar to the nagging neck ailment the outfielder battled last season. He's considered day-to-day. Craig Gentry is in left field Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:17 am
  • Hamilton to remain on rehab through weekend
    Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will remain on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock through Saturday.

    Advice: The Rangers had left open the possibility that Hamilton would join them for this weekend's series against the Yankees, but it's looking like his season debut will come on Monday in Cleveland. Hamilton has fared well at the plate on his rehab assignment so far, batting .387/.424/.516 with four doubles over nine games between Double- and Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:04 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Coghlan's two homers not good enough in loss
    Chris Coghlan drilled two solo home runs in four at-bats, but the Cubs were bested by the Padres on Tuesday.

    Advice: Coghlan gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead with a third-inning solo home run off of James Shields. He gave the Cubs a fighting chance in the bottom of the ninth with another solo shot off of Craig Kimbrel to make it a 4-3 deficit. Coghlan now has six four-baggers on the year along with only nine RBI and a .205/.276/.429 batting line. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:01 pm
  • Rasmus homers, drives in two in Astros win
    Colby Rasmus finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Athletics.

    Advice: Rasmus hit his eighth homer, a two-run shot, in the eighth inning of the win. The outfielder also doubled in the game. Rasmus has just 16 RBI despite his eight homers, and he's hitting .243/.310/.530 overall. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:39 pm
  • Carter launches two-run homer against A's
    Chris Carter hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Athletics.

    Advice: Carter connected against A's starter Sonny Gray in the second inning. He's shown signs of life at the plate recently, as the homer was his second in his last four games. He's now got seven homers on the year, but he's capable of going on a tear on short notice. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:30 pm
     
    4:08 pm @Det
  • Crisp's neck injury similar to last year's
    Athletics manager Bob Melvin said that the neck injury Coco Crisp suffered Tuesday is similar to the one he dealt with last season.

    Advice: Well, that's not encouraging. Crisp never was placed on the disabled list last season, but he was limited to just 126 games in 2014 while battling the neck ailment off and on. Melvin said that the outfielder is considered day-to-day. Crisp is off to a 2-for-45 start at the plate this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:48 pm
  • Harper homers again as Nats win in extras
    Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Tuesday's 10-inning win against the Yankees.

    Advice: Harper wasted no time getting home run number 15, clubbing a Nathan Eovaldi offering to right-center in the first inning. The 22-year-old has 10 home runs and 23 RBI since May 6. Along with 15 round-trippers overall on the season, he's batting an unfathomably good .336/.474/.737 with 38 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:01 pm
  • HanRam doubles twice among three hits Tuesday
    Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Ramirez oddly had just one double on the year coming into the game. He had to make an early exit after jamming his left leg, but it's considered a minor injury. The shortstop is batting .276/.322/.522 overall this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:51 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs LAA
  • Harrison stays hot with three hits in a loss
    Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI single, and a run scored as the Pirates dropped Tuesday's match-up with the Twins.

    Advice: Harrison is on fire, now on a seven-game hitting streak with multiple hits in four of his last five games. It's a welcome sight for the Pirates, as Harrison broke out as an unlikely All-Star last season. His triple-slash line is up to .245/.281/.403 with four home runs, 11 RBI, and a stolen base. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:47 pm
     
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • Cruz retains MLB lead with his 16th homer
    Nelson Cruz kept his hold on the major league in home runs, blasting his 16th of the season as the Mariners fell to the Orioles on Tuesday.

    Advice: Cruz went 2-for-3 with a walk along with the homer. It was a three-run blast in the third inning which temporarily broke a 1-1 tie. Bryce Harper had homered earlier in the evening to move into a tie with Cruz at 15 home runs, so Cruz reclaimed his throne. Along with the 16 homers, Cruz is batting .347/.404/.714 and has knocked in 33 runs. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:27 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez exits game with leg injury
    Hanley Ramirez left Tuesday's game against the Rangers after jamming his left leg on late.

    Advice: It sounds like he was removed for precautionary reasons. Consider Ramirez day-to-day for the time being. He went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored before exiting Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:22 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs LAA
  • Coco Crisp leaves game with neck tightness
    Coco Crisp left Tuesday's game against the Astros with neck tightness.

    Advice: It's unclear how serious the ailment might be, but with Crisp's history of neck issues there has to be some concern. The A's should have an update on his status after Tuesday's game concludes. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:33 pm
  • DeJesus starting in left field Thursday
    David DeJesus will start in left field Tuesday against the Braves.

    Advice: The Rays don't have the luxury of the DH under National League rules, so DeJesus will play the field. He's batting sixth against right-hander Mike Foltynewicz. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:28 pm
  • Crisp hitless in four at-bats,has .045 AVG
    Coco Crisp went 0-for-4 with a walk in Monday's win against the Astros, lowering his batting average to .045.

    Advice: Crisp debuted on May 6 after undergoing elbow surgery in April. He's 2-for-44 with two singles and six walks. His struggles are reaching the two-week mark which may force the A's to move him more regularly towards the bottom of the lineup until he can right his ship. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:51 pm
  • Peralta's 13th-inning RBI sends DBacks to win
    David Peralta knocked in the winning run with a double in the 13th inning on Monday versus the Marlins.

    Advice: Peralta broke a 2-2 tie when he doubled off of Steve Cishek. He entered the game in the 10th inning and finished 1-for-2 on the night. Peralta's bat has cooled off over the last week, but he's still hitting .272/.324/.511 with four home runs and 15 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:47 pm
  • 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
  • Rasmus not in Astros' lineup Monday
    Colby Rasmus is not in the Astros' lineup Monday against the Astros.

    Advice: He's taking a seat against left-hander Drew Pomeranz. Preston Tucker will start in left field and bat fifth. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:22 pm
  • Cespedes (thumb) back in lineup on Sunday
    Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is back in the Tigers starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: He bent his thumb back on a sliding catch attempt in the 10th inning of Saturday's contest, but it appears as though the ailment isn't serious. The 29-year-old outfielder is slashing .290/.307/.497 with five homers and 23 RBI in his first 37 games with the Tigers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:40 pm
  • Granderson homers in a win vs. Brewers
    Curtis Granderson led off Sunday's victory versus the Brewers with a solo home run, his only hit in five at-bats.

    Advice: Granderson ripped a Wily Peralta offering to right field, giving the Mets a very early 1-0 lead. Four of Granderson's five home runs have come in the month of May as he has very rapidly improved his numbers following a slow start to the year. He carries a .248/.359/.403 triple-slash line with 13 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:15 pm
  • Josh Hamilton likely to debut on May 25?
    Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Sunday that the club is leaning towards having Josh Hamilton (shoulder) make his season debut during the May 25-27 series versus the Indians.

    Advice: It's possible he could be activated for the series against the Yankees next weekend, but it appears the Indians series is the likelier scenario. Hamilton is batting .333/.360/.417 with two doubles and three RBI over seven rehab contests to this point. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:10 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • 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
  • Carter smacks three-run homer vs Blue Jays
    Chris Carter went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: With the Astros trailing 3-2 in the sixth inning, Carter stepped up and cracked a two-out, three-run homer off of Liam Hendriks. The Astros would hang on to win 6-5. The homer was Carter's sixth of the season and bumped his RBI total up to 16. The enigmatic slugger is currently holding a .158/.266/.325 batting line. Those numbers figure to improve eventually, but owners will have to wait for a legitimate hot streak. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:26 pm
     
    4:08 pm @Det
  • Cespedes bent his left thumb on catch attempt
    Yoenis Cespedes bent his left thumb back Saturday on a sliding catch attempt in the 10th inning.

    Advice: It was initially called a catch, but replay showed Cespedes trapped the Matt Adams liner. He did remain in the game for the final two outs, but that might have been because the Tigers were out of outfielders. Cespedes should be considered questionable for Sunday night's series finale in St. Louis. Detroit's medical staff will probably run a range of tests. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:02 pm
  • 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
  • Cespedes fills box score in win over Cards
    Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base in Friday's 10-4 win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: That's the player fantasy owners have been hoping to see. Cespedes cranked a solo homer in the second inning and plated two more runs with a double in the ninth. The stolen base was his first of the season while the home run was his first since April 27. He's in an excellent position to reach 100 RBI for the second straight season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:12 pm
  • Bryce Harper goes 3-for-4, homers
    Bryce Harper went 3-for-4 with a homer and a walk against the Padres on Friday.

    Advice: Harper now has 13 homers and 33 RBI in 37 games this season. Last year, he finished with 13 homers and 32 RBI in 100 games. He's also just four shy of last year's total of 38 walks. One could almost consider this a step forward. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:12 pm
  • Nelson Cruz delivers game winner
    Nelson Cruz singled in Brad Miller in the bottom of the ninth to give the Mariners a 2-1 win over the Red Sox on Friday.

    Advice: First base was open, so the Red Sox had the option of walking Cruz with two outs to bring up Kyle Seager. They opted to face Cruz instead, and he got ahold of a bad splitter from Junichi Tazawa, sending it to the gap in left-center. He's in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:56 pm
  • David DeJesus smacks solo homer in loss
    David DeJesus went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: DeJesus hit the homer off of Phil Hughes in the top of the second inning. The 35-year-old doesn't fit the mold of most DH's, but he's effective enough. This season, he's hitting .301/.356/.446 with three homers, 14 RBI and 11 runs scored in 83 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:21 pm
  • Inciarte singles three times against Phils
    Ender Inciarte went 3-for-5 with three singles in Friday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Inciarte was getting on base at the top of the lineup, but the rest of his teammates (or the ones not named Paul Goldschmidt, anyway) weren't able to do much with his presence on base. In 2015, Inciarte is hitting .326/.350/.442. The only real trouble-sign here is that Inciarte has walked just four times this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:22 pm
  • Colby Rasmus not in Friday's lineup
    Colby Rasmus is not in the Astros' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest. Preston Tucker is in left field in Rasmus' place. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:29 pm
  • Chris Coghlan absent from Friday's lineup
    Chris Coghlan is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's riding the pine with the Pirates throwing lefty Jeff Locke. Matt Szczur is handling left field. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:39 am
  • Ramirez collects 4 hits in win over Seattle
    Hanley Ramirez went 4-for-5 with a double in Thursday's win against the Mariners.

    Advice: Han-Ram has gone 6-for-9 in the past 48 hours, raising his batting average from .252 to .284. He's enjoying his first campaign in Boston, slashing .284/.336/.552. Ramirez's 10 homers rank third in the American League, and that slugging percentage checks in at No. 10. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:11 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs LAA
  • Preston Tucker goes 3-for-4 in victory
    Preston Tucker went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles as the Astros beat the Blue Jays 6-4 on Thursday.

    Advice: The Astros could have sent Tucker back down when they activated George Springer on Wednesday, but they demoted Robbie Grossman instead. It should give Tucker a little AL-only value as he assumes the fourth-outfielder role and sneaks in the occasional start at DH, which he did tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:13 pm
  • Cuddyer hitless in loss to Cubs
    Michael Cuddyer went 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the Cubs on Thursday.

    Advice: Cuddyer got off to a strong start with his new team, but he’s batting just .173 (13-for-75) over his last 21 games. He hasn’t had an extra-base hit since May 1. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:15 pm
  • Harrison singles three times in loss to PHI
    Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with three singles and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Harrison and teammate Starling Marte accounted for six of the Pirates' seven hits in the game. The trio of singles bumped Harrison's season line up to .200/.244/.325 in what's been a disappointing season. Last year, the third baseman hit .315/.347/.490. Quite the drop-off. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:07 pm
     
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • Hamilton to be evaluated next Wednesday
    Josh Hamilton will be reevaluated next Wednesday.

    Advice: Hamilton is scheduled to play Saturday and Sunday at Double-A Frisco and then Tuesday and Wednesday back at Triple-A Round Rock. It's possible he could be added to the Rangers' active roster after that. The 33-year-old outfielder is 2-for-9 with two RBI so far on his minor league rehab assignment. He's recovering from February shoulder surgery. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:26 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Holliday (elbow) added to Cards' lineup at DH
    Matt Holliday (elbow) has been added to the Cardinals' lineup as the DH for Thursday's matinee in Cleveland.

    Advice: Holliday wasn't on the initial lineup carp, but his bruised left elbow apparently felt good enough during pregame warmups. He got struck by a Corey Kluber fastball in the top of the first inning Wednesday night, but tests were taken and they all turned up negative. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:14 am
  • Holliday (elbow) not in Cards lineup Thursday
    Matt Holliday (elbow) is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Thursday against the Indians.

    Advice: Holliday suffered a deep contusion Wednesday when he was struck on the left elbow by a Corey Kluber fastball. He's considered day-to-day. Mark Reynolds is starting in left field for the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:38 am
  • Carlos Peguero strikes out four times
    Carlos Peguero struck out all four times he was up Wednesday against the Royals.

    Advice: Peguero is 0-for-9 the last two days, dropping his average to .200. With Josh Hamilton on a rehab assignment, Peguero's time as a starter against right-handers for the Rangers is likely running out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:06 pm
     
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    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Holliday dealing with left elbow contusion
    Matt Holliday left Wednesday's game against the Indians with a left elbow contusion.

    Advice: Holliday was hit on the elbow by a Corey Kluber pitch in the first inning, one of the only mistakes Kluber made all evening. The Cardinals are calling Holliday day to day, and he should be back in the lineup in a day or two. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:19 pm
  • Holliday leaves game after HBP on left elbow
    Matt Holliday left Wednesday's game against the Indians after being hit by a pitch on the left elbow.

    Advice: Holliday was hit by the pitch in the top of the first inning and he didn't come out of the dugout when the team took the field in the bottom of the second. Pete Kozma took his place in left field. The Cardinals should provide an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:46 pm
  • Bryce Harper ejected Wednesday for arguing
    Bryce Harper was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks for arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: Harper didn't like a check-swing strike to end an at-bat in the seventh inning and he made his displeasure known. Harper was 1-for-3 with a stolen base in the game before being tossed. The ejection was the fourth of his career and first since July 13, 2013. He was replaced by Michael Taylor in right field. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:15 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
  • Carter batting eighth for Astros on Wednesday
    Chris Carter is batting eighth for the Astros on Wednesday night against the Giants.

    Advice: Carter's bat has shown some signs of life over the last 10 days, but he's still hitting just .147/.250/.294 with 48 strikeouts in 31 total games this season. George Springer is at cleanup for Houston on Wednesday in his first game back from a concussion. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:25 pm
     
    4:08 pm @Det
  • 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
  • Cruz blasts MLB-best 15th homer in a win
    Nelson Cruz clubbed his major league-leading 15th home run on Tuesday to help the Mariners take down the Padres.

    Advice: The homer didn't matter much, as the eighth-inning solo blast made it an 11-3 game. Cruz had somehow been held homerless in his previous five games, so it was good to see all is still right with the universe following Tuesday's performance in which he went 2-for-4 with a walk. Along with the 15 dingers, he has 29 RBI and a .349/.401/.754 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:49 pm
  • Harper blasts NL-best 12th homer in a loss
    Bryce Harper hit his NL-leading 12th homer of the season, but the Nationals were easily defeated by the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Harper ripped a two-run home run off of Rubby De La Rosa in the sixth inning, but it only reduced the Nationals' deficit to 14-4. He finished 2-for-3 with a walk and a double along with the homer. The 22-year-old has been on a power surge in the month of May, now with seven blasts -- all of them coming in his last six games. He's knocked in a major league-best 31 runs and walked 29 times, also best in the big leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:46 pm
  • Coghlan swats fourth homer in win over Mets
    Chris Coghlan hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: The homer, off Noah Syndergaard, was Coghlan's fourth of the year. His last home run was April 24. Coghlan still owns a starting spot in the Cubs' outfield for the time being despite a .208/.276/.406 batting line on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:54 pm
  • Harrison shows live in a win vs. the Phillies
    Josh Harrison went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and a three-run home run to help the Pirates take down the Phillies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Harrison broke a 0-0 tie in the fourth inning with a three-run blast off of starter Sean O'Sullivan. He had been in a 2-for-37 funk dating back to April 27 in what has been a nightmarish 2015 campaign. Tuesday's performance brings his triple-slash line up to .177/.218/.310 with three home runs, nine RBI, and one stolen base. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:53 pm
     
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • DeJesus knocks in two in Rays' comeback
    David DeJesus knocked in a pair of runs in a 2-for-3 effort as the Rays rallied late to overcome the Yankees on Tuesday.

    Advice: DeJesus singled in two runs to tie the game at two apiece in the seventh inning. The Rays would take the lead in the next inning. DeJesus isn't the prototypical DH, but he's done a good job for the Rays nevertheless, batting .311/.370/.432 with two home runs and 13 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:47 pm
  • Holliday blasts third homer against Indians
    Matt Holliday finished 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: Holliday had an RBI single in the fifth inning and added an important three-run blast in the eighth to extend the Cardinals' lead. The homer was just his third of the season as he's a notoriously slow starter in the power department, but he's got 21 RBI and a very productive .346/.462/.495 line on the year. The homers will come. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:43 pm
  • Angels promote Marc Krauss from AAA level
    Angels purchased the contract of 1B Marc Krauss from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Krauss was hitting .281/.405/.458 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 116 plate appearances at Triple-A. The 27-year-old will serve as a bench bat for the Angels. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:02 pm
     
    Player Note
    Marc Krauss LAA - 1B,OF
    4:10 pm @Bos
  • 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
  • Crisp remains hitless after an 0-for-6 night
    Coco Crisp went 0-for-6 in Monday's 11-inning loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Crisp moves to 0-for-21 on the season after making his season debut on May 6. He had right elbow surgery in April. The 35-year-old's best years are likely behind him, but he could still provide some value in the stolen base department over the course of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:07 pm
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