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  • Giavotella not in Angels' lineup Wednesday
    Johnny Giavotella is not in the Angels' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Giavotella has cooled off considerably after a hot first month and will take a seat against Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner. Grant Green is at second base. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:20 pm
  • Dodgers acquire Callaspo from the Braves
    Dodgers acquired INF Alberto Callaspo, LHP Eric Stults, LHP Ian Thomas, and RHP Juan Jaime from the Braves for 3B Juan Uribe and RHP Chris Withrow.

    Advice: Callaspo initially rejected this trade, but he was paid a stipend to accept it a few hours after that decision. The 32-year-old infielder owns a rough .265/.328/.366 batting line in over 1,000 career major league games. He doesn't project to play very often in Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:53 pm
     
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x Atl
  • Panik's homer powers Giants past Brewers
    Joe Panik's two-run home run proved to be all the offense the Giants needed to take down the Brewers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Panik turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead with a two-run home run to right field off of Mike Fiers. He finished 2-for-4 on the afternoon. Panik has hit safely in 21 of 24 May games and is now batting .297/.366/.430 with three home runs and 17 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:43 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia homers twice for Red Sox
    Dustin Pedroia drove in all of Boston's runs with a pair of two-run homers Wednesday against the Twins.

    Advice: Pedroia has matched his 2014 total with seven homers on the season. Unfortunately, the overall struggles of the Boston lineup have cost him some fantasy value. He's scored just 19 runs in 46 games, a poor total for a top-of-the-order hitter with a solid OBP. He's had 38 singles, eight doubles and 21 walks and been driven in just 12 times. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:54 pm
  • Gordon's 3 hits, SB wasted as Marlins lose
    Dee Gordon went 3-for-4 with his 19th stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Martin Prado and Giancarlo Stanton, batting second and third behind Gordon, combined to go 0-for-8 with four strikeouts, helping waste Gordon's productive day. He has hit consecutively in six games and continues to lead the league in average (.376) and stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:20 pm
  • Delino DeShields appears at second base
    Delino DeShields Jr. made his major league debut at second base late in Wednesday's blowout loss.

    Advice: Manager Jeff Banister said earlier this week that there weren't any immediate plans to give DeShields starts at second base. He played the position regularly from 2011-2013 in the minors, but he proved much better defensively in the outfield. Of course, there's now fewer at-bats for him there with Josh Hamilton off the DL. He'll likely get most of his starts versus lefties unless he shows he's a realistic option at second. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:09 pm
  • Carlos Correa goes deep again for Fresno
    Astros shortstop prospect Carlos Correa broke an 0-for-8 slump by belting his third homer Tuesday for Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Correa also gunned down a runner at home plate. The 20-year-old has shown he belongs by hitting .283 in his first 14 games at Triple-A. He's hitting second in a potent Fresno lineup and looks poised to be a big-time contributor. The Astros have done fine without him but there's certainly a chance Corra could play at the big league level this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:31 am
     
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    L, 5-4 x @Bal
  • Ryan Flaherty activated from disabled list
    Orioles activated INF Ryan Flaherty from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Flaherty is playing second base and hitting seventh for the O's Wednesday. He's battled a groin issue for over a month -- an injury that caused two DL stints -- but is convinced he's over it now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:42 am
     
    W, 5-4 vs ^ Hou
  • Jose Iglesias (knee) still out Wednesday
    Jose Iglesias (knee) remained out of the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's now missed four straight starts with a sore left knee. Iglesias is available to pinch-hit and is able to field balls directly at him but is still having some issues with side-to-side movements. Dixon Machado is filling in at shortstop Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:54 am
  • Marcus Semien benched for Wed. game
    Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Semien has just three hits over his last 27 at-bats and has really struggled defensively, so the A's are giving him a breather. Eric Sogard is handling shortstop in his place. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:43 am
     
    L, 3-2 vs x Det
  • Corey Seager breaks out for four hits Tuesday
    Dodgers shortstop prospect Corey Seager delivered four hits Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: The 21-year-old mega-talent homered twice Monday and is now batting .500 with four RBI over his last three contests. The former first-round pick has made a smooth transition to Triple-A, hitting .280 in 93 at-bats since his call-up. Seager is MLB.com's sixth-ranked prospect. It's no wonder the Dodgers let Hanley Ramirez walk in free agency with Seager waiting in the wings. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:57 am
     
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  • Travis (shoulder) nears rehab assignment
    The Blue Jays are hoping that Devon Travis (shoulder) will be ready to begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

    Advice: Travis took some grounders on Wednesday and his left shoulder felt fine. The Jays think he'll be ready for activation from the disabled list next Monday, but they'll just have to wait and see how he recovers over the next few days. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:23 am
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs x CWS
  • Brandon Phillips (toe) still out Wednesday
    Brandon Phillips (toe) remained out of the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Phillips recently aggravated a turf toe issue that initially cropped up a couple weeks ago. The Reds are hoping he'll be ready to play Friday after Thursday's off day. Skip Schumaker is filling in at second base Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:07 am
  • Brett Lawrie hitless in return to action
    Brett Lawrie (back) went 0-for-4 at the plate in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Lawrie had missed the last three games with back tightness. The third baseman sports a pedestrian .272/.303/.355 batting line this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:15 am
     
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Det
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (groin) draws IBB as PH
    Asdrubal Cabrera (groin) drew an intentional walk as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Cabrera hasn't started the last two games due to a minor groin strain. He expects to be back in the lineup on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:13 am
  • Dozier doubles, scores in win over Red Sox
    Brian Dozier had a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Dozier led off the bottom of the first inning with a double and scored the first run of the game later in the inning. He finished 1-for-4. His 36 runs scored are second-most in the American League, and the second baseman is hitting .251/.330/.503 on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:54 pm
     
    W, 6-4 vs ^ Bos
  • Andrus collects three more hits against Tribe
    Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: Andrus had a double among his three hits. The shortstop has multiple hits in four of his last five games, raising his average to .247. With the steal, he's now 6-of-10 on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Elmore collects four RBI in loss to Mariners
    Jake Elmore went 2-for-5 with four RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Elmore came through multiple times on the evening, knocking a two-run single in the first inning and adding an RBI single in the third. Elmore also had an RBI ground out in the team's three-run ninth. The outfielder has seven hits in his last 13 at-bats and has likely earned himself some more starts with his hot hitting. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:38 pm
     
    L, 3-0 vs ^ Sea
  • Ahmed hits second home run against Cardinals
    Nick Ahmed went 2-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: After going 35 games without a home run, Ahmed has now homered twice in his past five games. Ahmed also doubled in the game, raising his line to .218/.279/.311. That doesn't sound like much, but the shortstop is hitting .290 in May after a brutal April. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:22 pm
  • Harrison stays hot, scores twice as Bucs win
    Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs scored in Tuesday's victory against the Marlins.

    Advice: Harrison had his 11-game hitting streak snapped on Monday. Tuesday's start was his sixth consecutive in the leadoff spot, as he was moved lower in the order at the start of May given his early-season struggles. His effort against the Marlins brings his triple-slash line up to .261/.289/.406 with four home runs, 15 RBI, and a pair of stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:16 pm
     
    W, 5-2 vs ^ Mia
  • Walker hits a 2-run home run in win vs. MIA
    Neil Walker went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, helping lead the Pirates past the Marlins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Walker pushed the Pirates' lead to 4-0 with his two-run blast in the second inning off of Jose Urena. The 29-year-old is batting an uninspiring .259/.320/.395 with three home runs and 16 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:14 pm
     
    W, 5-2 vs ^ Mia
  • Schumaker hits walk-off double versus Rockies
    Skip Schumaker hit a pinch-hit walk-off double in the Reds' win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: With a man on second and one out, Schumaker delivered the game-winning hit to left field to send Reds fans home happy. It also sent his teammates home happy, as the win was the Reds' first in their last 10 tries. The walk-off hit was a nice moment for Schumaker, who is hitting just .240/.255/.360 in a reserve role this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:07 pm
     
    L, 6-4 vs ^ Col
  • Jose Iglesias (knee) out again Tuesday night
    Jose Iglesias (knee) remained out of the Tigers' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the third straight start he's missed after banging his left knee on Saturday. Iglesias is day-to-day. Andrew Romine is filling in at shortstop. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:36 pm
  • Ian Kinsler getting a breather Tuesday
    Ian Kinsler is not in the Tigers' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: It's his first day off this season. Hernan Perez is handling second base in Kinsler's place. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:35 pm
     
    W, 3-2 ^ @Oak
  • Zobrist (knee) batting third in return Tues.
    Ben Zobrist is batting third in his return to the A's starting lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Zobrist was activated from the disabled list Monday, but the A's wanted to give him a day to reacclimate before throwing him back into the fire. The versatile 33-year-old missed four weeks following knee surgery. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:56 pm
     
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Det
  • Jean Segura (finger) will be activated Friday
    Jean Segura (finger) will be activated Friday.

    Advice: A followup X-ray taken Monday on Segura's fractured right pinkie showed significant healing, so the Brewers are going to rush him back without a rehab assignment. Segura only wound up missing 15 days. The 25-year-old shortstop was batting .262/.306/.373 with two home runs and six stolen bases in 33 games before the injury. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:42 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-1 vs x SF
  • Brandon Phillips out Tuesday due to turf toe
    Brandon Phillips is out of the Reds' lineup Tuesday after aggravating his turf toe.

    Advice: It's an issue that has been nagging the veteran second baseman for a couple of weeks, and Phillips might now be looking at an extended absence. Kristopher Negron will fill in at second on Tuesday night against the Rockies. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:42 pm
  • DeShields not in Tuesday's lineup
    Delino DeShields Jr. is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

    Advice: DeShields made the start in center field on Monday, but Leonys Martin is back in there against right-hander Danny Salazar. We still think Martin will end up getting most of the playing time in center field, which will hurt DeShields as long as Josh Hamilton can stay healthy. Of course, that's far from a guarantee. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:00 pm
  • Phillips not in Tuesday's lineup
    Brandon Phillips is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rockies.

    Advice: Kris Negron will fill in at second base. Meanwhile, Zack Cozart will slide into the leadoff spot. Phillips recently missed a couple of games with turf toe and the Reds should pass along an update soon if it's bothering him again. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:22 pm
  • Cabrera (groin) not in Tuesday's lineup
    Asdrubal Cabrera (groin) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mariners.

    Advice: Cabrera made an early exit Sunday with a mild groin strain and will now miss his second straight game. Tim Beckham will start at shortstop Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:09 pm
  • Alberto Callaspo rejects trade to Dodgers
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Alberto Callaspo has rejected a trade to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Juan Uribe and others would have been sent to the Braves in the proposed deal. However, Callaspo has the ability to veto a trade until June 15 since he signed with the Braves as a free agent over the winter. He ultimately chose to use that right. Callaspo figures to be designated for assignment when Chris Johnson comes off the DL later this week and he'll be able to sign with any team at the major league minimum once he hits free agency. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:47 am
     
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x Atl
  • Braves trying to trade Alberto Callaspo
    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez revealed after Monday's game that Alberto Callaspo was scratched because the club is in the process of trying to trade him.

    Advice: There had been speculation that he could be designated for assignment, but evidently the Braves might find a taker for him. They'll surely have to eat a good portion of what remains of Callaspo's $3 million salary for this season. The veteran infielder has just three hits in his last 53 at-bats to drop his season average to .206. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:21 pm
     
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x Atl
  • Callaspo to be designated for assignment?
    MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that Alberto Callaspo may be designated for assignment.

    Advice: The Braves didn't give a reason for scratching Callaspo from Monday's lineup, but Bowman is hearing it could be because his time with the club is coming to an end. The veteran infielder has just three hits in his last 53 at-bats to drop his season average to .206. He was signed to a $3 million contract over the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:34 pm
     
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x Atl
  • Elvis Andrus has big day at the dish Monday
    Elvis Andrus had a rare big day at the plate Monday, doubling in two runs and smacking a solo home run in a win over the Indians.

    Advice: Andrus wasn't the only one in this one who was sprinting to the bat rack, as Prince Fielder and Adrian Beltre also homered as part of a 10-run, nine-hit outburst by the Rangers. The shortstop's slash line still sits at a sickly .236/.293/.309, but he does have three multi-hit games his last four times out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:15 pm
  • Brett Lawrie (back) expected back Tuesday
    Brett Lawrie (back) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Lawrie has missed the last three games with back tightness, but he's apparently made improvement. The third baseman is batting .279/.310/.364 with two home runs and 16 RBI this season for the A's. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:14 pm
     
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Det
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (groin) aims to return Tues.
    Asdrubal Cabrera (groin) expects to return Tuesday.

    Advice: Cabrera is out of the Rays' starting lineup on Monday night against the Mariners after leaving Sunday's game with a groin strain. The strain is of the minor variety. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:01 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (groin) sitting out Monday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (groin) is not in the Rays' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Mariners.

    Advice: Cabrera was forced from Sunday's series finale against the A's with a mild groin strain. He's considered day-to-day. Tim Beckham is at shortstop on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:51 am
  • Rays recall Jake Elmore from AAA Durham
    Rays recalled INF/OF Jake Elmore from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Elmore is starting in left field and batting sixth in his return to the Rays on Monday. The 27-year-old is a .226/.292/.311 career hitter at the big league level. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:43 am
     
    L, 3-0 vs ^ Sea
  • Brett Lawrie out of A's lineup again Monday
    Brett Lawrie is out of the A's lineup again Monday.

    Advice: Lawrie hasn't played since Friday, and A's manager Bob Melvin acknowledged Sunday that the 25-year-old is "a little banged up." Max Muncy will handle the hot corner in Monday's afternoon opener against the Tigers. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:14 am
     
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Det
  • OAK activates Ben Zobrist (knee) off the DL
    Athletics activated UTIL Ben Zobrist from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Zobrist wound up missing just under four weeks following arthroscopic knee surgery. It was initially expected that he would be out until the middle of June. The versatile 33-year-old had batted .240/.304/.400 with one home run, five doubles, eight RBI, and eight runs scored through his first 14 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:02 am
     
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Det
  • Iglesias (knee) not in Detroit lineup Monday
    Jose Iglesias (knee) is not in the Tigers' starting lineup Monday afternoon in Oakland.

    Advice: Dixon Machado will get the nod at shortstop and bat ninth. Iglesias injured his knee Saturday when he collided with Chris Carter of the Astros. An MRI ruled out any structural damage, but he has a bad bruise. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:36 am
  • Cabrera leaves with mild groin strain Sunday
    Asdrubal Cabrera was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Athletics with a mild groin strain.

    Advice: Cabrera felt a pop in his groin area while scurrying back to second base in the seventh inning. While he's sore, he thinks he'll be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list and should return to the lineup in a couple of days. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:08 pm
  • Dozier downs White Sox with two homers
    Brian Dozier hit a pair of home runs and drove in four in Sunday's 8-1 win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Dozier's been on a tear this month and the hot bat wasn't cooling on Sunday. He hit a solo shot off Jose Quintana in the first, then smashed a three-run bomb off Scott Carroll in the seventh to finish 2-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. With the recent stretch of offensive goodness, Dozier's hitting .253/.335/.506 with nine homers, 24 RBI and three steals. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:35 pm
     
    W, 6-4 vs ^ Bos
  • Jean Segura (finger) could return on Friday
    Jean Segura (finger) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Friday.

    Advice: Segura will undergo an X-ray on Monday to see if his fractured right pinkie finger is healed. If it is, a decision will be made on whether he needs a short rehab assignment. Friday is the first day he's eligible to return from the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:37 am
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-1 vs x SF
  • Neil Walker sitting out on Sunday
    Neil Walker is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Josh Harrison is at second base Sunday, with Jung Ho Kang covering third. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:35 am
     
    W, 5-2 vs ^ Mia
  • Johnny Giavotella sitting out on Sunday
    Johnny Giavotella is not in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Giavotella is in the midst of a 3-for-31 slump at the plate. Taylor Featherston is handling second base. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:33 am
  • Jose Iglesias (knee) has X-rays, MRI
    Jose Iglesias underwent X-rays and an MRI, which confirmed that he is merely dealing with a left knee contusion.

    Advice: Iglesias injured the knee when he collided with the Astros' Chris Carter on Saturday. He's not in Sunday's lineup but isn't expected to miss much time. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:20 am
  • Brett Lawrie expected to sit again Sunday
    Athletics manager Bob Melvin said that Brett Lawrie is "a little banged up" and he plans to rest the third baseman for a second straight day Sunday.

    Advice: The skipper wouldn't reveal exactly what Lawrie is dealing with, but whatever it is appears to be minor. He should be back in there on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:42 am
     
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Det
  • Jose Iglesias (knee) not in Sunday's lineup
    Jose Iglesias (knee) is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Iglesias banged knees with the Astros' Chris Carter on Saturday, forcing him from the game. He only has a bruise but is likely still pretty sore. Andrew Romine is at shortstop in his place. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:38 am
  • Jose Iglesias leaves early with bruised knee
    Jose Iglesias is day-to-day after leaving Saturday's game with a left knee contusion.

    Advice: He banged knees with Chris Carter on an infield single back in the third inning. Hernan Perez came in to pinch-run for Iglesias after he singled again in the fifth. Perez and Andrew Romine are candidates to fill in at shortstop if Iglesias misses time. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:47 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia batting leadoff for Sox
    Dustin Pedroia will bat leadoff Saturday against the Angels.

    Advice: Pedroia hasn't batted leadoff since last season. His lifetime average in the leadoff spot is .264, much lower than his .303 clip hitting elsewhere. Mookie Betts typically hits leadoff for the Sox, but he's getting the day off. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:47 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. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:37 am
     
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Det
  • Brett Lawrie not in Athletics lineup Saturday
    Brett Lawrie is not in the Athletics starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Max Muncy is getting the call at the hot corner and batting fifth in the A's lineup against opposing right-hander Nathan Karns. Lawrie should be back in there for Sunday's series finale. The 25-year-old is hitting .279/.310/.364 with two homers and 16 RBI in 43 games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:58 am
     
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Det
  • Nick Ahmed comes up big in 13-inning win
    Nick Ahmed homered and delivered a game-winning single in the 13th as the Diamondbacks edged the Cubs 5-4 on Friday.

    Advice: Nick Ahmed? The homer was his first of 2015 and second in 174 major league at-bats. He raised his average from .l94 to .212 with his first three-hit game of the year. His defense has been terrific, which is why he won the job in the first place. Anything he offers with the bat is a bonus as far as the Diamondbacks are concerned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:14 pm
  • Dee Gordon steals four bases vs. O's
    Dee Gordon stole four bases Friday against the Orioles.

    Advice: It tied his career-high and tied the Marlins record, which was set by Luis Castillo back in 2000. Gordon finished the night 2-for-5 with a run scored and is batting .386 with 16 steals through 40 games. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:33 pm
  • Travis (shoulder) expected back when eligible
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on June 1 when first eligible.

    Advice: Travis was placed on the DL on Thursday after battling a left shoulder injury for a few days. It's a minor ailment, though, as he's been given a cortisone shot and should resume full workouts before long. The rookie had been scuffling at the dish of late before the DL move, batting just .162/.205/.243 over his previous 10 games. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:07 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs x CWS
  • 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
    Friday, 11:55 am
     
    L, 3-2 vs x Det
  • Blue Jays place Devon Travis (shoulder) on DL
    Blue Jays placed INF Devon Travis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 17, with left shoulder inflammation.

    Advice: The Blue Jays had been playing it day-by-day with Travis who is dealing with a sore shoulder where he was hit by a line drive and then agitated with a swing during Saturday's game. His stay on the disabled list should be minimal, so expect him to rejoin the Jays lineup in early June. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:39 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs x CWS
  • Jays expect Travis to avoid disabled list
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday that the team still expects Devon Travis (shoulder) to avoid the disabled list.

    Advice: Travis is out of the lineup for the fifth straight game Thursday due to soreness in his left shoulder/collarbone. The Blue Jays could always backdate him on the disabled list as long as they keep him out of the lineup, but they don't think it will be necessary. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:22 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs x CWS
  • Asdrubal Cabrera not in Rays' lineup Thurs.
    Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the Rays' starting lineup Thursday evening against the Athletics.

    Advice: Nick Franklin will get his first start at shortstop this season. Cabrera is just getting a day of rest. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:28 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
    Thursday, 8:22 am
     
    W, 5-4 vs ^ Hou
  • 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
    Thursday, 6:50 am
  • 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
     
    W, 5-2 vs ^ Mia
  • Brandon Phillips goes 3-for-5, doubles
    Brandon Phillips went 3-for-5 with an RBI double against the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's because he was batting second, and everyone the Reds have had bat second this year has experienced incredible success, for some reason. Of course, since no one else hits besides the No. 2 hitter, the Reds scored just that one run tonight. Phillips is batting .314. Incredibly, he's stolen five bases this month after stealing none in April, two in 121 games last year and five in 151 games in 2013. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:07 pm
  • Johnny Giavotella receiving a breather
    Johnny Giavotella is not in the Angels' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Giavotella has hit just .207/.242/.241 in May after a hot April and is getting a day off. Taylor Featherston is handling second base. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:56 pm
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) sitting again
    Devon Travis (shoulder) remained out of the Blue Jays' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Travis banged his left shoulder/collarbone on Saturday and is still sore. He remains day-to-day. Steve Tolleson is at second base in his place. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:49 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs x CWS
  • Carlos Correa hits first Triple-A home run
    Astros shortstop Carlos Correa belted his first Triple-A homer Tuesday in a win for Fresno.

    Advice: Correa hasn't stopped hitting since his promotion, batting .316 with a .500 slugging percentage over his first eight games with Fresno. He has two or more hits in four of his last five contests. With 16 steals and 36 RBI across two levels, Correa has been as good as any hitter in the minor leagues this season. The 20-year-old appears poised to make his big league debut in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:36 pm
     
    Not Active
    L, 5-4 x @Bal
  • 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
     
    W, 5-2 vs ^ Mia
  • Dozier hits 7th homer in a win vs. Pirates
    Brian Dozier walked and hit a solo home run in five plate appearances as the Twins beat the Pirates on Tuesday.

    Advice: Dozier belted a Francisco Liriano offering to the opposite field, staking the Twins to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The second baseman has hit home runs in three out of his last four games and five total in the month of May. Dozier is batting .264/.349/.500 overall with 20 RBI and three stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:45 pm
     
    W, 6-4 vs ^ Bos
  • Cabrera lifts second home run in win over ATL
    Asdrubal Cabrera hit his second home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: Cabrera hit a solo shot off Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz in the fourth inning, his only hit in four at-bats. Cabrera was given a prime opportunity early in the season, batting third for 23 games for manager Kevin Cash, but he failed to capitalize and has now been moved lower in the order. The infielder is batting just .214 with his two homers and 11 RBI in 39 games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:14 pm
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) out again Tuesday
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is out of the Blue Jays' lineup for the third straight game Tuesday against the Angels.

    Advice: Travis left Saturday's game with left shoulder irritation after tweaking it on a swing and remains day-to-day. Steve Tolleson will make another start at second base Tuesday. Josh Donaldson is leading off. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:55 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs x CWS
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    May 17, 5:00 pm
     
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Det
  • Carlos Correa stays hot for Triple-A Fresno
    Astros shortstop prospect Carlos Correa smacked three hits Saturday in a win for Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: It was Correa's first three-hit game in Triple-A. The 20-year-old is hitting .379 across two minor league levels this season. Correa, proud owner of a nine-game hitting streak, isn't just living up to his massive hype—he's exceeding it. The Astros are already making a playoff push years ahead of schedule. If Correa's minor league success translates to the big leagues, Houston could become a powerhouse in the AL West. Rotoworld.com
    May 17, 1:07 pm
     
    Not Active
    L, 5-4 x @Bal
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) sitting out Sunday
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Travis hurt his left shoulder on a swing during Saturday's game and had to be pulled. He's expected to be alright, but the Jays will give him at least one day of rest. Steve Tolleson is at second base Sunday in Travis' place. Rotoworld.com
    May 17, 8:44 am
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs x CWS
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    May 17, 6:43 am
     
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Det
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