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  • Gordon homers in rain-shortened win
    Alex Gordon went 1-for-1 with a two-run homer off of John Lackey in Saturday's rain-shortened win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Gordon blasted his homer off of Lackey in the second inning. It was his fifth of the season and boosted his RBI total to 23. Gordon's slashing .271/.380/.459 this season. These numbers are very much in line with what he's done over the last four years.
    Yesterday, 7:25 pm
  • Josh Hamilton to make season debut Monday
    The Rangers will activate Josh Hamilton (shoulder) from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: He's ready to go after playing 12 rehab games with Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. Hamilton hit .364 during that stretch with one homer and six RBI. The 34-year-old needed a little over two months to recover from shoulder surgery. He'll meet the team in Cleveland on Sunday.
    Yesterday, 6:56 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @NYY
  • Blackmon smacks sixth homer of season
    Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run homer in Saturday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Blackmon socked his 411-foot shot off of Chris Heston in the fifth inning as the Rockies tried to mount a comeback from a 7-1 deficit. The team came close, but ultimately ended up on the wrong side of a 10-8 score. Blackmon finished the game 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. The 28-year-old outfielder is now hitting .273/.335/.455 and represents a tiny ray of sunshine for his 15-25 club.
    Yesterday, 6:42 pm
  • Shin-Soo Choo homers, plates four in win
    Shin-Soo Choo had another monster day at the plate on Saturday, going 2-for-5 with a homer and four RBI as the Rangers clobbered the Yankees.

    Advice: Choo also walked and scored three runs on the afternoon. His three-run blast off Esmil Rogers capped a ten-run uprising in the third inning that put the game completely out of reach. After a dreadful month of April (.096/.254/.173) that had some questioning whether Choo still belonged in the big leagues, he has hit .319 (30-for-94) with six homers and 17 RBI in the month of May.
    Yesterday, 1:17 pm
  • Michael Morse not in Marlins lineup Saturday
    Michael Morse is once again not in the Marlins starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: At this point, it appears that the slumping slugger has been surpassed by Justin Bour as the team's starting first baseman. Morse is hitting a dreadful .213/.270/.291 with two homers, 10 RBI and a 38/8 K/BB ratio in 127 at-bats on the year.
    Yesterday, 12:51 pm
  • Colabello goes deep as Jays fall to Mariners
    Chris Colabello blasted his third home run of the season in a losing effort against the Mariners on Saturday afternoon.

    Advice: His solo shot off opposing starter James Paxton in the fourth inning pulled the Jays to within a run at 3-2, but that would be as close as they would get. He finished the afternoon 1-for-3 and also drew a walk. Colabello has provided an offensive spark since joining the Blue Jays lineup, slashing .379/.438/.591 with three long balls and 10 RBI. He's worth riding in deeper mixed leagues for as long as he remains a regular in the lineup.
    Yesterday, 12:35 pm
  • Ben Zobrist expected to rejoin A's on Monday
    Ben Zobrist (knee) is expected to be activated from the disabled list and rejoin the Athletics on Monday.

    Advice: He has been sidelined since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on April 28, and has made very quick work of his recovery which was initially expected to extend into mid-June. Before hitting the disabled list, Zobrist was hitting .240/.304/.400 with a homer and eight RBI in his first 14 games with the A's.
    Yesterday, 11:37 am
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
  • Michael Cuddyer not in Mets lineup Saturday
    Michael Cuddyer is not in the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It doesn't appear to be anything more than a routine day of rest for the veteran outfielder. Darrell Cecilani will start in his place in left field and hit seventh for the Mets.
    Yesterday, 9:41 am
  • Michael Brantley not in Tribe lineup Saturday
    Michael Brantley is not in the Indians starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the All-Star outfielder. Brantley is enjoying another terrific season for the Indians, slashing .319/.397/.511 with four homers and 26 RBI in 35 games. He'll be back in there on Sunday.
    Yesterday, 9:39 am
  • Marlon Byrd not in Reds lineup on Saturday
    Marlon Byrd is not in the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off for Byrd against tough right-hander Corey Kluber. Brennan Boesch will start in his place in right field and bat eighth for the Reds on Saturday.
    Yesterday, 8:47 am
  • Jordan Schafer does not need knee surgery
    Dr. James Andrews confirmed Saturday that Jordan Schafer will not require surgery on his injured right knee.

    Advice: It's good news for Schafer and for the Twins, who should have the speedy outfielder back in the fold at some point in June. In the meantime, Aaron Hicks will continue to see the bulk of playing time in center field.
    Yesterday, 8:24 am
    15-Day DL
  • Athletics place Coco Crisp (neck) on DL
    Athletics placed OF Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list with compressed discs in his neck.

    Advice: There are no immediate plans for the off-injured outfielder to undergo surgery, but also no clear timetable for his return. At this stage, fantasy owners may be wise to cut bait and free up a roster spot.
    Yesterday, 6:45 am
    15-Day DL
  • X-rays come back negative for Ramirez
    X-rays on the hand of Hanley Ramirez came back negative late Friday.

    Advice: He was hit by a pitch during Friday's loss to the Angels and was removed from the game. He appears to have avoided any serious injury and should be considered day-to-day.
    Yesterday, 5:09 am
  • Eddie Rosario goes 0-for-2
    Eddie Rosario struck out twice and was credited with a sac bunt during Friday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: Since homering in his first major league at-bat, Rosario is 7-for-35 with one extra-base hit (a double) and a 15/1 K/BB ratio. But given his lousy Triple-A numbers, that shouldn't really come as any surprise. Instead of keeping him around as a backup, the Twins will probably return him to Triple-A soon.
    Friday, 8:12 pm
  • Moss homers, knocks in three vs. Reds
    Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and a walk in a win over the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: Moss blasted a solo homer in the third inning and added a two-run double one inning later. The 31-year-old has three home runs and 13 RBI through 18 games this month, but he continues to have issues making contact. He's batting just .233 through 33 games this season while striking out 27 percent of the time.
    Friday, 7:47 pm
    10:10 am vs Cin
  • J.D. Martinez crushes three-run homer in win
    J.D. Martinez crushed a three-run homer in the third inning on Friday, leading the Tigers offensive attack in a 6-2 win over the Astros.

    Advice: Martinez clobbered what looked to be a game-changing three-run homer to left field on the previous pitch, which hooked just foul at the last second. He then took the next Collin McHugh offering deep to right-center field to put the Tigers on top 3-2. He finished the night 2-for-3 and is now slashing .266/.337/.487 with nine homers and 21 RBI on the season.
    Friday, 7:17 pm
  • Cruz launches MLB-leading 17th home run
    Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with his major league-leading 17th home run in a win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

    Advice: It was a solo shot off Marco Estrada in the sixth inning. Cruz has multi-hit games in three out of the last four and currently leads the AL with a .354 batting average. Kendrys Morales pulled ahead in RBI with a big night Friday against the Cardinals, but Cruz isn't too far off the pace there either. He has 34 RBI for the year.
    Friday, 7:14 pm
  • Colabello homers in loss to Mariners
    Chris Colabello was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Mariners.

    Advice: His ninth-inning blast off Fernando Rodney made things interesting, but Toronto's rally ultimately fell short. Colabello has been great since coming up from the minors earlier this month, batting .381 with two home runs, five doubles, and a .990 OPS over 17 games. Of course, he had a big start with the Twins last year before inevitably coming back down to Earth, so we wouldn't get too carried away in fantasy leagues.
    Friday, 7:12 pm
  • Harper belts 16th home run to power Nationals
    Bryce Harper blasted his 16th home run of the season on Friday, powering the Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Phillies.

    Advice: Harper victimized Sean O'Sullivan for the solo blast in the second inning, the third time that he's taken the young right-hander deep this season. He is in a class of his own at the plate right now, slashing a ridiculous .336/.475/.750 to go along with his 16 bombs and 39 RBI. While it's only May, he's the clear early favorite for National League MVP honors it what is shaping up to be a breakout season for the 22-year-old.
    Friday, 7:06 pm
  • Campbell 0-for-2 in loss to Pirates
    Eric Campbell went 0-for-2 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Campbell hit safely in each of his first three games after returning from the minors, but he's 0-for-14 over his past four games. David Wright (hamstring) is likely at least a week away from returning, but Mets manager Terry Collins should at least consider keeping Campbell near the bottom of the order until he does.
    Friday, 6:56 pm
    Player Note
    Éric Campbell NYM - 1B,3B,OF
  • Hanley Ramirez leaves with sore left hand
    Hanley Ramirez was removed from Friday's game against the Angels due to soreness in his left hand.

    Advice: Ramirez was drilled by a pitch there earlier in the ballgame. The fact that the score was 11-3 at the time may have also played a role in his early departure. He should be considered day-to-day.
    Friday, 6:34 pm
  • Still no timetable for Carl Crawford's return
    Carl Crawford (oblique) has been working out at the team's spring training facility in Arizona, but there remains no clear timetable for his return.

    Advice: His injured oblique is still giving him issues when exercising, so the team will continue to take things slowly as he attempts his recovery. At this point, he appears to be at least another couple of weeks away, minimum.
    Friday, 4:26 pm
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs SD
  • Arcia (hip) beginning rehab assignment Sunday
    Oswaldo Arcia (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Sunday.

    Advice: He shouldn't need more than a few games before being activated. Arcia is still feeling some discomfort in his right hip when he throws, so he's likely slated for designated hitter duty initially upon his activation from the disabled list.
    Friday, 2:27 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Coco Crisp (neck) won't have surgery
    Coco Crisp will not undergo surgery to repair his nagging neck injury.

    Advice: Crisp revealed via social media on Thursday that he received "disheartening news" about his neck after seeing a doctor, but the plan is to treat the ailment with rest and rehab. The alternative would be a potentially career-ending operation, so it's no surprise they chose the former route. The A's haven't decided yet whether to place Crisp on the disabled list.
    Friday, 2:11 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Adonis Garcia optioned to Triple-A
    Braves optioned INF/OF Adonis Garcia to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Garcia had just two plate appearances while up with the big club, striking out in one and drawing a walk in the other. Ian Thomas has replaced him on the roster.
    Friday, 1:58 pm
    Not Active
    10:35 am vs Mil
  • Jake Smolinski recalled from Triple-A
    Rangers recalled OF Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Smolinski batted just .140/.290/.220 batting line over 62 plate appearances for the Rangers earlier this season. He'll likely be around only for the weekend, as Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is due to be activated Monday.
    Friday, 1:12 pm
  • Michael Morse not in lineup Friday
    Michael Morse is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The slumping veteran has been seeing quite a bit of time off lately. Justin Bour is at first base in Morse's place.
    Friday, 1:01 pm
  • Christian Yelich absent from lineup
    Christian Yelich is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Yelich is down to .180/.263/.236 for the season and will get a day off to regroup. Ichiro Suzuki is covering left field.
    Friday, 12:59 pm
  • 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.
    Thursday, 7:04 pm
    15-Day DL
  • 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.
    Thursday, 3:29 pm
  • 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.
    Thursday, 2:15 pm
    15-Day DL
  • 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.
    Thursday, 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.
    Thursday, 1:03 pm
  • 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.
    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.
    Wednesday, 2:48 pm
    15-Day DL
  • 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.
    Wednesday, 12:09 pm
  • 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.
    Wednesday, 8:17 am
    15-Day DL
  • 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.
    Wednesday, 8:04 am
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @NYY
  • Moss blasts sixth homer in win over White Sox
    Brandon Moss hit his sixth home run of the season in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Moss took reliever Zach Putnam deep in the eighth inning. The homer was the first baseman's first since May 6. He's got six homers and 24 RBI through 35 games thus far.
    Tuesday, 8:57 pm
    10:10 am vs Cin
  • 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.
    Tuesday, 8:48 pm
    15-Day DL
  • 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.
    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.
    Tuesday, 7:51 pm
  • 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.
    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.
    Tuesday, 7:22 pm
  • 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.
    Tuesday, 6:33 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Oswaldo Arcia (hip) nearing rehab assignment
    Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Tuesday that Oswaldo Arcia (hip) is close to beginning a rehab assignment.

    Advice: Arcia resumed hitting in a batting cage last Friday and evidently things have progressed nicely since then. He has noted that his hip is more of an issue when he throws, so he could be pegged for designated hitter duty at least initially when he returns from the disabled list.
    Tuesday, 4:04 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Morse batting seventh Tuesday
    Michael Morse will bat seventh Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Justin Bour got the start at first base, but Morse is back in there against Jeremy Hellickson. However, new Marlins manager Dan Jennings clearly wants to see him get it going before he considers putting him back near the middle of the order. The 33-year-old is batting just .208 with two home runs and a .553 OPS so far this season.
    Tuesday, 12:13 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.
    Monday, 8:51 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Adonis Garcia called up by Braves
    Braves purchased the contract of INF/OF Adonis Garcia from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Garcia, 30, earned the promotion by batting .351/.380/.455 over 34 games for Gwinnett. The Cuban defector gives the Braves versatility and will be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
    Monday, 1:59 pm
    Not Active
    10:35 am vs Mil
  • Michael Morse sitting out on Monday
    Michael Morse is not in the Marlins' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Morse hasn't had a hit in a week and is batting just .210/.271/.286 for the season. Justin Bour is at first base Monday.
    Monday, 1:42 pm
  • Zobrist (knee) ran bases without issue Sunday
    Ben Zobrist (knee) ran the bases without any issues on Sunday.

    Advice: He's slated to begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Stockton on Tuesday where he'll play five innings. He'll need several games on his rehab assignment before he's ready to rejoin the A's lineup on or around May 25.
    May 17, 5:00 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
  • Brantley strokes RBI double in loss to TEX
    Michael Brantley went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Brantley gave the Indians their only run of the contest when he doubled off of Nick Martinez in the fifth inning. He also walked and struck out once--the strikeout was just his seventh of the season. Brantley's been insanely productive thus far and is now hitting .348/.429/.565 with four homers, 22 RBI and 20 runs scored. He's also 6-for-6 on steals.
    May 17, 3:17 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.
    May 17, 11:10 am
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @NYY
  • Alex Gordon getting some rest Sunday
    Alex Gordon is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Jarrod Dyson is in left field in Gordon's place.
    May 17, 8:34 am
  • A's eyeing May 25 return for Zobrist (knee)
    The Athletics are looking at May 25 as a target return date for Ben Zobrist (knee).

    Advice: Zobrist has been taking batting practice for nearly a week and will run the bases the next two days before being cleared to begin a rehab assignment. He'll play both the infield and outfield during his rehab assignment before rejoining the A's in just over a week.
    May 17, 6:43 am
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
  • Choo homers and triples in loss to Tribe
    Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a triple and two runs scored in Saturday's 10-8 loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Choo had a 14-game hitting streak snapped on Friday. He just shrugged and picked up where he'd left off. A blistering May has raised Choo's batting line from .096/.254/.173 (not typos) at the end of April to .248/.333/.488. He's now hit six home runs, driven in 17 and scored 13. If you bought low on Choo back when he was hitting like a Little Leaguer, congrats. If you sold low, for shame, for shame. Patience is a virtue.
    May 16, 9:06 pm
  • Twins place Jordan Schafer (knee) on DL
    Twins placed OF Jordan Schafer on the 15-day disabled list with an MCL sprain in his right knee.

    Advice: The injury isn't believed to require surgery, but it's unclear when he will return. Aaron Hicks appears to be the most likely beneficiary, as he will remain with the team for another few weeks.
    May 16, 8:35 am
    15-Day DL
  • Christian Yelich not in lineup on Saturday
    Christian Yelich is not in the Marlins starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Braves.

    Advice: It doesn't appear to be anything more than a day of rest for the struggling Yelich against opposing left-hander Alex Wood. Since returning from the disabled list, he's just 4-for-25 (.160) with nine strikeouts. Ichiro Suzuki will draw the start in left field and hit sixth for the Fish.
    May 16, 7:07 am
  • Michael Morse not in Marlins lineup Saturday
    Michael Morse is not in the Marlins starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the struggling first baseman. Jeff Baker will get the start in his place and bat fifth against Braves southpaw Alex Wood.
    May 16, 7:02 am
  • Mets recall Eric Campbell from Triple-A
    Mets recalled INF/OF Eric Campbell from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Campbell was with the team a couple of weeks ago, but hit just .200/.323/.320 with a homer in 50 at-bats. The 28-year-old will serve as bench depth for the Mets and won't hold any fantasy value.
    May 16, 5:39 am
    Player Note
    Éric Campbell NYM - 1B,3B,OF
  • 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.
    May 15, 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.
    May 15, 9:56 pm
  • Brantley reaches base five times vs. Rangers
    Michael Brantley went 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base Friday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Brantley also walked twice, so he reached base safely in all five of his plate appearances Friday. The 28-year-old had a minor scare with his back about a month ago, but you wouldn't know it by the numbers he has put up so far this season. He's batting .349/.427/.560 through 28 games and has only struck out five times thus far.
    May 15, 9:40 pm
  • Oswaldo Arcia (hip) hits in batting cage
    Oswaldo Arcia (hip) resumed hitting in a batting cage on Friday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done any hitting since being placed on the disabled list on May 4 with right hip flexor strain. Arcia didn't feel any pain while swinging a bat, but he said his hip still bothers him a bit when he throws. There hasn't been a timetable set for his return.
    May 15, 2:20 pm
    15-Day DL
  • 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.
    May 14, 10:11 pm
  • 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.
    May 14, 8:13 pm
  • Marlon Byrd goes 2-for-2, homers
    Marlon Byrd went 2-for-2 with a homer, three RBI and two walks as the Reds edged the Giants 4-3 on Thursday.

    Advice: Byrd was excelling as the No. 2 hitter in the Reds lineup, but he was back batting fifth tonight. Manager Bryan Price probably things that's the more important spot in the order. The important thing is that Byrd keeps killing the ball. He has six homers and, miraculously, 13 walks so far this month.
    May 14, 7:44 pm
  • Choo extends hitting streak to 14 games
    Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-4 with a walk in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: After a cold April, Choo's been hitting the cover off the ball in May, with 22 hits (eight doubles, four home runs) across 63 at-bats equaling out to a .349 average for the month. His three singles on Thursday also extended his hitting streak to 14 games and boosted his season batting line to .243/.336/.459, a line that should continue to improve as the 32-year-old outfielder puts a ghastly April behind him.
    May 14, 2:26 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.
    May 14, 2:15 pm
  • 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.
    May 14, 12:26 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @NYY
  • J.D. Martinez (back) in Detroit lineup Thurs.
    J.D. Martinez (back) is in the Tigers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon versus the Twins.

    Advice: Martinez made an early exit on Wednesday night after experiencing some tightness in his lower back, but it obviously wasn't a huge deal. He's at DH on Thursday.
    May 14, 7:22 am
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