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  • Revere singles three times in losing effort
    Ben Revere went 3-for-4 with a trio of singles in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Revere and Ryan Goins were the only Blue Jays who finished out the day with multiple hits. After a slow start with his new team, Revere's heated up of late. He's on a seven-game hitting streak at the moment and is 14-for-29 over the span. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:08 pm
  • Giancarlo Stanton (hand) to take BP on Monday
    Giancarlo Stanton (hand) is expected to face live pitching in batting practice next Monday.

    Advice: Progress has been slow for Stanton, who has been sidelined since late June with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand. However, he finally appears to be headed in the right direction. The hope is that he could finally be back in the Marlins lineup by the end of next week. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:09 pm
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  • Souza (hand) resumes swinging
    Steven Souza (hand) has resumed swinging.

    Advice: Souza was cleared after a follow X-ray on his fractured left hand showed healing. He's still aiming to return around mid-September. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:43 pm
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  • Johnson (rib) out 4-6 weeks
    Reed Johnson (rib) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

    Advice: Johnson was originally believed to have a strained oblique, but he actually has a cracked rib. There's a good chance his season is over. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:41 pm
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  • Victorino lofts sacrifice fly, fans twice
    Shane Victorino went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and two strikeouts in Thursday's win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Victorino's ninth-inning sacrifice fly pushed the score to 2-0 and gave the Angels a bit of breathing room. They would win by that final score. The RBI was just the veteran outfielder's second since being traded from the Red Sox. He's 9-for-46 in 20 games with his new team. Injuries have limited him to just 53 games this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:17 pm
  • J.D. Martinez hits second triple of season
    J.D. Martinez went 1-for-3 with a triple in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Martinez's triple was the only extra-base hit the Tigers scraped together in the 2-0 loss. It was his second of the season and eighth three-bagger of his career. When he's not flashing his wheels, he's hitting .292/.353/.567 with 34 homers and 87 RBI. Martinez is in the midst of his most productive season at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:07 pm
  • Schumaker strikes out three times vs LAD
    Skip Schumaker went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Schumaker fanned twice against Dodgers starter Zack Greinke, then added an additional whiff against reliever Chris Hatcher just for kicks and giggles. The 35-year-old outfield is hitting just .218/.291/.291. He's driven in 12, but is still waiting for that first homer of the season. There's no fantasy play here. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:44 pm
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  • Ethier picks up trio of hits in win
    Andre Ethier went 3-for-3 with three singles in Thursday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Ethier and Yasiel Puig were the only Dodgers to pick up multiple hits in the 1-0 win. He's rocked a productive season to this point and is slashing .296/.372/.483 with 12 homers and 39 RBI. That triple-slash, on the whole, is the best Ethier's posted since 2010. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:41 pm
  • Rays recall Joey Butler from AAA Durham
    Rays recalled OF Joey Butler from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Butler has hit .278/.333/.410 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 74 games this season at the major league level. He could see some action in the Tampa Bay outfield down the stretch with Desmond Jennings heading back to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:31 pm
  • Puig leaves game after re-injuring hamstring
    Yasiel Puig was removed from Thursday's game against the Reds after re-injuring his right hamstring.

    Advice: Puig pulled up lame after legging out an infield single against Aroldis Chapman in the top of the ninth inning. The 24-year-old Cuban outfielder could be looking at yet another extended absence. He's appeared in just 77 games this season for the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:18 pm
  • Gregor Blanco (hip) out of SF lineup Thursday
    Gregor Blanco (hip) is out of the Giants' starting lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Blanco was a late scratch from Wednesday's game with a left hip strain, but he felt good running in the outfield on Thursday morning and could be available off the bench already. Juan Perez is starting in center field and batting seventh on Thursday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:13 am
  • Orioles outright Nolan Reimold to AAA level
    Orioles sent OF Nolan Reimold outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Reimold got designated for assignment by the O's earlier this week and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 31-year-old outfielder was batting just .227/.306/.340 in 108 plate appearances this season with Baltimore. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:07 am
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  • Yankees have no plans to call up Aaron Judge
    Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Thursday that there are no current plans to call up Aaron Judge.

    Advice: But that does't mean it won't happen at some point in September. Judge, a consensus top-75 prospect ahead of the 2015 season, is batting .262/.337/.469 with 20 home runs and 70 RBI in 122 games this year between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 23-year-old corner outfield prospect would make sense as a bench bat for the stretch run. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:47 am
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  • Lorenzo Cain getting day off Thursday vs. O's
    Lorenzo Cain is out of the Royals' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Jarrod Dyson will start in center field and Paulo Orlando will start in left field in the Royals' series finale against the Orioles. It's just a day of rest for Cain, who's been one of the best players in baseball in 2015. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:16 am
  • Aoki homers to help defeat Cubs
    Nori Aoki went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Aoki went ya-ya with a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the first inning. It would be his only hit of the game. He recently landed on the concussion list after being hit in the helmet by a Jake Arrieta pitch, but the Giants brought him back last Thursday and he's since returned to his power-hitting ways. Aoki's slashing .296/.360/.387 with five homers, 39 runs scored and 13 steals this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 pm
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  • Shin-Soo Choo goes 3-for-5 against Jays
    Shin-Soo Choo finished 3-for-5 with two RBI Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Choo isn't just batting .301 this month, but he's walked 17 times and gotten hit by four pitches, giving him a .457 OBP. Unfortunately, he doesn't really run much any longer and he's not racking up RBI, so he's not nearly the fantasy outfielder he used to be. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Brandon Barnes goes 3-for-4, homers
    Brandon Barnes went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double in the Rockies' 6-3 victory over the Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: One would think the Rockies would be better off using Barnes' at-bats to take a look at Kyle Parker, but he's still starting a little more than half of the time and he came through in this one. The homer was his second in 211 at-bats this season. He's still batting just .224 since the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:37 pm
  • Johnson dealing with broken rib, not oblique
    Reed Johnson said an MRI Wednesday showed a broken rib, not a strained oblique as originally suspected.

    Advice: Johnson said he believed the injury was a hairline fracture that was made worse by a sneeze. He's out until at least mid-September and may be done for the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:02 pm
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  • Puig homers, powering Dodgers in win vs. Reds
    Yasiel Puig went 1-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run as the Dodgers beat the Reds on Wednesday.

    Advice: Puig capped off a five-run fourth inning with a two-run home run to center field off of David Holmberg. The star outfielder is on a nine-game hitting streak and is now carrying a .253/.321/.440 batting line with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 302 plate appearances this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:54 pm
  • Daniel Nava hits first homer of 2015
    Daniel Nava hit his first homer of the season Wednesday off the Twins' Tyler Duffey.

    Advice: Nava also walked in the game. He's 6-for-31 with six walks in 14 games with the Rays, and he's probably in line for more playing time again if Desmond Jennings misses more action. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:54 pm
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  • Cuddyer's 3 hits, 3 RBI lead Mets over Phils
    Michael Cuddyer enjoyed a 3-for-5, three-RBI night in Wednesday's win versus the Phillies.

    Advice: Cuddyer ripped an RBI double in the middle of a three-run first inning, then clubbed a two-run home run in the eighth inning to put the Mets up 6-0. Seven of his 11 hits since returning from the disabled list have come against the Phillies, but his resurgence is notable nevertheless. Cuddyer is making steady progress on a once-abysmal batting line, now at .263/.313/.408 along with 10 home runs and 37 RBI. He started at first base with Lucas Duda sidelined, but Duda is due back on September 6. Cuddyer's playing time figures to shrink further then. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:40 pm
  • Martinez blasts 34th homer as Tigers top LAA
    J.D. Martinez blasted his 34th home run of the season, finishing 2-for-4 in Wednesday's victory over the Angels.

    Advice: Martinez led off the fourth inning with a double but was stranded. In the fifth, he made it a four-run frame when he drove a Hector Santiago pitch to left field for a two-run round-tripper. Along with 34 homers, Martinez has plated 87 runs while batting .291/.353/.564 in what has been a tremendous follow-up to his breakout in 2014. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • Prado homers, but Marlins fall to Pirates
    Martin Prado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Prado tied the game up at 1-1 in the first inning, driving a solo home run to left field off of Jeff Locke. The infielder has hit for more power lately, hitting two doubles and two home runs within the last week, but it mostly hasn't been there for him this season. Prado is batting .270/.316/.364 with six home runs and 40 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:05 pm
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  • Blanco a late scratch with left hip strain
    Gregor Blanco was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup with a left hip strain.

    Advice: Blanco was replaced in the lineup by Juan Perez. It's another blow to a team ravaged by injuries this year. The Giants should provide a clearer outlook on Blanco shortly. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:01 pm
  • Cruz blasts 39th homer as Mariners blast A's
    Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in the Mariners' 8-2 win over the A's on Wednesday.

    Advice: Cruz had an RBI single in the Mariners' four-run first inning, adding another RBI single in the sixth before blasting a solo homer in the eighth. Cruz has an AL-best 39 home runs to go with 82 RBI and 76 runs. The outfielder is hitting a robust .321/.390/.615 with a little over a month left to play. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:20 pm
  • Cubs recall OF Szczur from Triple-A Iowa
    Cubs recalled OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: The outfielder will be with the team while David Ross is away for a family emergency. Szczur owns a .217/.250/.333 line over 60 at-bats with the big club this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:07 pm
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  • Reed Johnson suffers oblique strain on rehab
    Reed Johnson has been pulled off his minor league rehab assignment due to a strained oblique.

    Advice: Johnson suffered the oblique strain on a sneeze and can now be ruled out through mid-September. He was on the long road to recovery from a torn tendon in his left foot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:02 pm
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  • CarGo (knee) back in Rockies' lineup Wed.
    Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is back in the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Braves.

    Advice: Gonzalez missed Tuesday's game after making an early exit Monday with a nagging right knee injury. He will start in right field and bat third in his return Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:59 pm
  • Heyward steals 20th base versus Diamondbacks
    Jason Heyward finished 1-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Heyward's two-run single in the first inning was the start of a nine-run outburst from the Cardinals' offense in the win. Heyward stole second base shortly thereafter, his 20th stolen base of the year. It is the third time in the past four seasons the 26-year-old has hit the 20-steal benchmark. Heyward is hitting .290/.349/.441 with 11 homers, 46 RBI and 62 runs scored on the year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:42 pm
  • Cruz pushes MLB homer lead to 38 in a win
    Nelson Cruz hit his 38th home run of the season, finishing 1-for-4 as the Mariners fended off the Athletics on Tuesday.

    Advice: Cruz got the Mariners on the board in the fourth inning, clubbing a solo home run to left-center off of Jesse Chavez. The defending home run champ is now four homers ahead of Josh Donaldson, Chris Davis, and Albert Pujols -- who each have 34 -- for the major league lead. Cruz has also knocked in 79 runs while batting .317/.386/.607. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Betts notches RBI double, two runs scored
    Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs scored in a loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Betts' RBI double came in the third inning, his 29th double of the year. The 22-year-old continues to find ways to contribute on a near-daily basis, as he's now hitting .273/.321/.442 on the season. Batting leadoff most of the season, Betts has 59 RBI, 62 runs scored and 17 steals through 110 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:11 pm
  • Carlos Gonzalez (knee) available off bench
    Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is "definitely available" off the bench Tuesday.

    Advice: He didn't start the game after exiting Monday's contest with a nagging right knee injury. The knee has bothered CarGo off and on for a few weeks but this is the first time he's missed a game because of it. "He's day to day, but he's definitely available," Weiss said. "I don't anticipate it being a major deal." Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:30 pm
  • Stanton (hand) aims for return in 10 days
    Giancarlo Stanton (hand) expects to be back with the Marlins in about a week and a half.

    Advice: The estimate needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Stanton previously said that he hoped to be back by September 1, but he recently had to skip a day of hitting live pitching due to pain in his wrist. Still, he appears determined to return in September and go into the offseason with some peace of mind. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:04 pm
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  • Cuddyer homers in Mets' rout of the Phillies
    Michael Cuddyer went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and a solo home run in Monday's win against the Phillies.

    Advice: Cuddyer slugged his first home run since July 18 when he took Hector Neris yard in the fifth inning. He's had a forgettable year, batting .255/.307/.391 with nine home runs and 32 RBI while losing time to a knee injury. The Mets haven't been playing Cuddyer regularly and likely will continue that trend the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:31 pm
  • Martinez hits 3-run homer but the Tigers lose
    J.D. Martinez doubled and hit a three-run home run across five at-bats in Monday's loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Martinez started the scoring, plating three with a home run off of Keyvius Sampson in the top of the first inning. It was a lead the Tigers would hold until deflating in a 10-run bottom of the sixth. Martinez has gone yard 33 times this season, knocking in 84 runs while batting .288/.350/.554. It has truly been a remarkable year for the Astros castoff. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:49 pm
  • Carlos Gonzalez day-to-day with sore knee
    Carlos Gonzalez left Monday's game versus the Braves with right knee soreness.

    Advice: It's the same thing that forced him from a game last week. It didn't cost him any starts last week and the Rockies are listing Gonzalez day-to-day for the time being. The slugger was hitless in two plate appearances before exiting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:06 pm
  • Orioles DFA outfielder Nolan Reimold
    Orioles designated OF Nolan Reimold for assignment.

    Advice: Reimold was sporting a weak .227/.306/.340 batting line in 108 plate appearances with Baltimore. The 31-year-old outfielder will likely pass through waivers unclaimed. Henry Urrutia has taken over as the O's primary left fielder. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:22 pm
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  • Heyward legs out RBI triple in win over SD
    Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: The triple was Heyward's third of the season. A hamstring injury hampered him earlier in the week, but it's clearly a good sign for his legs that he feels comfortable stretching for three bases. While Heyward could do nothing right in April, he's settled in nicely as the season's progressed. Following Sunday's action, he now sports a very respectable .290/.349/.444 triple-slash along with 11 home runs and 44 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:24 pm
  • Carlos Gonzalez smashes 30th homer in loss
    Carlos Gonzalez smashed his 30th home run of the season as the Rockies fell to the Mets on Sunday.

    Advice: He finished the day 1-for-4. His fourth inning blast off Logan Verrett was the lone run that the Rockies would muster in the ballgame. He has been on an absolute tear over his last 65 games, and is now slashing .273/.333/.544 with 30 long balls and 71 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:05 pm
  • Puig singles twice and steals base in loss
    Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Puig hurt his hamstring on Tuesday and it kept him out for several games, so Sunday's steal was a good sign that the leg might be back to health after the minor injury. This season has been something of a disappointment for the third-year player, who is hitting .254/.322/.432 with 10 homers and 35 RBI, but at least a portion of the inconsistency has been injury-related. Puig's played in just 74 games to this point. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:11 pm
  • Judge homers in win for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
    Yankees OF prospect Aaron Judge went 3-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base Saturday in a win for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

    Advice: He scored three of the RailRiders' 11 runs. Judge is still adjusting to Triple-A (.246 AVG) but has made strides over the last month with six homers and 15 RBI in 74 August at-bats. He's already surpassed last year's home run total and needs just eight RBI to match the 78 he posted last season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:04 pm
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  • Yasiel Puig ejected Sunday for throwing bat
    Yasiel Puig was ejected from the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Astros for throwing his bat after striking out.

    Advice: While extremely talented, Puig continues to show poor judgment and let emotions get the best of him at times, and getting tossed in the ninth inning of a one-run game is another example. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:07 pm
  • Puig (hamstring) returns to Dodgers lineup
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) has returned to the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since tweaking his hamstring during Tuesday's game. He's starting in right field and batting leadoff on Saturday against Scott Kazmir and the Astros. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:05 pm
  • Ben Revere goes 4-for-5 in victory
    Ben Revere went 4-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in the Blue Jays' 9-2 rout of the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: The Angels nearly got Revere from the Phillies in the weeks leading up to the trade deadline. Tonight, he showed them what they were missing. Revere, though, hadn't really done much for the Blue Jays coming into this one. He was hitting just .211/.270/.228 in 17 games. Most disturbing for his fantasy owners is that he still hasn't attempted a single steal since being acquired. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:52 pm
  • CarGo continues power surge
    Carlos Gonzalez was 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, and three runs scored against the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: CarGo's ridiculous power surge continues. After beginning the year with just four home runs through his first 49 games, he has 25 over his last 64 games. The 29-year-old is batting .272/.333/.539 overall on the year. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:04 pm
  • Betts has three hits in win over Royals
    Mookie Betts was 3-for-5 with an RBI single in Friday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: Betts has hit safely in seven straight games and eight out of nine since returning from the 7-day concussion disabled list. The 22-year-old has largely lived up to the preseason hype, batting .275/.323/.442 with 10 home runs, 57 RBI, 16 steals, and 58 runs scored through 106 games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:06 pm
  • Jason Heyward returns to Cardinals lineup
    Jason Heyward (hamstring) has returned to the Cardinals starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Heyward missed the previous two games due to tightness in his hamstring. He's batting cleanup against Padres hurler Andrew Cashner on Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:49 pm
  • Yasiel Puig (hamstring) still out on Friday
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since tweaking his right hamstring on Tuesday. The Dodgers could use Puig as a designated hitter at some point this weekend in Houston. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:57 pm
  • Stanton (hand) skips hitting day due to pain
    Giancarlo Stanton (hand) had to skip a day of hitting against live pitching this week due to ongoing pain.

    Advice: It's not an encouraging development, although Stanton is still hoping to be activated from the disabled list around September 1. "It's just wrist weakness. Not the actual surgical part; the impact on my incision area is fine. It's the weakness in my wrist in turning over," Stanton said. "It's a little different than [with a] muscle; at 75 percent of a muscle you can jog and still do some functional things. But I need 100 percent of my wrist. I can't go up and [face] 95 miles per hour and just have 75 percent of my wrist. I need all of that to turn it over." Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:31 am
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  • Stanton (hand) hopes to return by Sept. 1
    Giancarlo Stanton (hand) hopes to be back with the Marlins by September 1.

    Advice: Stanton hit off a pitching machine and against live pitching on Monday, but he's still feeling some minor discomfort in his hand, so it's unclear when he'll be ready for game action. The 25-year-old has missed almost two months following hamate bone surgery. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:54 pm
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  • Giants activate Nori Aoki from concussion DL
    Giants activated OF Nori Aoki from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Aoki gets the go-ahead just as the Giants lose Hunter Pence to an oblique injury. Aoki spent seven days on the concussion disabled list after getting struck in the helmet by a Jake Arrieta pitch. He returns Thursday to a cool .302 batting average and .368 OBP. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:12 pm
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  • Heyward (hamstring) serves as pinch-hitter
    Jason Heyward (hamstring) grounded out as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday night against the Giants.

    Advice: Heyward was held out of the Cardinals' starting lineup for the second day in a row due to hamstring tightness. It seems likely that he'll be able to return to full-time action for St. Louis this weekend in San Diego. Heyward, a 26-year-old impending free agent, is batting .287/.342/.436 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI in 115 games this season for the first-place Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:56 am
  • CarGo (knee) in Rockies' lineup Wednesday
    Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is back in the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Nationals.

    Advice: Gonzalez made an early exit from Tuesday's game with discomfort in his right knee, but it was only mild inflammation. He is starting in right field and batting third Wednesday versus Washington righty Stephen Strasburg. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:06 pm
  • MRI on Puig's hamstring shows mild strain
    An MRI on Yasiel Puig's right hamstring showed a very mild strain.

    Advice: Dodgers trainer Stan Conte referred to the exam as "really positive" news. It looks at this point like Puig will avoid the disabled list, although we'll have to wait and see how he recovers over the next couple days. He might be used as a designated hitter for the weekend series in Houston. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:36 am
  • Puig (hamstring) not in lineup Wednesday
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Puig tweaked his right hamstring during Tuesday's game. He doesn't think it's as serious as the straining of his other hamstring that cost him 39 games, but it's unclear at this point whether a disabled list stint might be required. The Dodgers have Carl Crawford in left field and Andre Ethier in right Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:54 am
  • Heyward (hamstring) hopes to play Friday
    Jason Heyward (hamstring) is aiming to return to the Cardinals' lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Heyward sat out Tuesday and will not start Wednesday, either, after leaving Monday's game with left hamstring tightness. The feeling is that he merely had a cramp, so he should be ready to go this weekend after Thursday's off day. "There’s no tears," Heyward said. "There’s no structural damage done to any ligaments, and that’s obviously great news. Everybody seems to think a couple of days (more). I like our odds for Friday in San Diego. But we have to play it smart and play it safe." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:07 am
  • Martinez homers, Tigers defeat the Cubs
    J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a sacrifice fly in Tuesday's win against the Cubs.

    Advice: Martinez pushed the Tigers' lead to 3-0 in the first inning when he drilled a Jason Hammel pitch over the fence in center field. Now with 31 home runs, he's on pace to finish the season with 42 -- quite an impressive feat after setting a career-high with 23 last year. Martinez has also knocked in 79 runs while batting .288/.349/.553. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:11 pm
  • Puig departs game with apparent leg injury
    Yasiel Puig was pulled from Tuesday's game against the A's with an apparent hamstring injury.

    Advice: Puig came up limping after hustling out an infield single in the top of the eighth inning. It looked like he was motioning toward his right hamstring as trainers helped him off. Puig has missed 39 games this season with left hamstring trouble and might be facing another extended absence, although he contends that the injury isn't as bad this time. Carl Crawford entered the game Tuesday as a pinch-runner. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:43 pm
  • Cruz has RBI double, run scored vs. Rangers
    Nelson Cruz had an RBI double and a run scored Tuesday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Cruz took a break from smashing home runs and kept the ball in the yard this time, doubling home a run against Rangers starter Chi Chi Gonzalez in the first inning and coming around to score on Seth Smith's two-run homer later in the inning. Cruz finished 1-for-4 in the contest. Cruz remains among the league leaders in most offensive categories, batting .321/.388/.608 with 36 home runs, 75 RBI and 67 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:20 pm
  • Carlos Gonzalez exits with knee inflammation
    Carlos Gonzalez left Tuesday's game versus the Nationals with right knee inflammation.

    Advice: CarGo had surgery on his other knee last season. The Rockies are listing him as day-to-day for the time being but could offer more on his status after Tuesday's contest. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:05 pm
  • Betts' double sends Red Sox to win over Tribe
    Mookie Betts hit a bases-clearing double, his only hit in five at-bats in Tuesday's 9-1 victory against the Indians.

    Advice: Betts struck the big blow, doubling with the bases loaded in the second inning against Trevor Bauer. That sent the Red Sox up 4-0 and they'd never look back. Betts is on a modest 5-game hitting streak and currently has 10 home runs, 56 RBI, and a .270/.319/.437 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:24 pm
  • Matheny: 'Good report' on Heyward (hamstring)
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that the club received a "good report" on Jason Heyward (hamstring).

    Advice: Heyward departed Monday's game with left hamstring tightness, but Matheny said the outfielder could have just been dealing with a cramp. He's sitting out Tuesday but appears to have avoided a serious injury. The Cards are going with Brandon Moss, Tommy Pham and Stephen Piscotty in the outfield Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:07 pm
  • Heyward (hamstring) not in STL lineup Tues.
    Jason Heyward (hamstring) is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Giants.

    Advice: Heyward made an early exit from Monday's series opener after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring. He's had the issue before on muggy nights, and it was a hot one Monday in St. Louis. Stephen Piscotty is in right field, Brandon Moss is in left field, and Tommy Pham is in center field on Tuesday night versus San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:02 pm
  • Giancarlo Stanton (hand) takes live BP
    Giancarlo Stanton (hand) hit off a pitching machine and against live pitching on Monday.

    Advice: Stanton's recovery from hamate bone surgery has progressed very slowly, but it appears he's finally taken a step forward. "He's in a hitting progression," Marlins manager Dan Jennings said. "He'll start to hit off the machine and live batting practice. Then he'll progress into probably a simulation game and one or two rehab games. Time for that is to be determined." As Jennings outlined, there's no timetable for Stanton's return yet, but there looks to be light at the end of the tunnel. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:54 pm
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  • Jason Heyward exits with tight hamstring
    Jason Heyward exited Monday's game versus the Giants with left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: The Cardinals put Randal Grichuk (elbow) on the disabled list Monday and have now lost another outfielder. Heyward was spotted stretching out his hamstring in the first inning during an at-bat and was removed after the second. The Cards should have more on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:48 pm
  • Aoki (concussion) to be activated Thursday
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Nori Aoki (concussion) will be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on Thursday.

    Advice: Aoki has been performing baseball activities for a few days and not experienced any concussion-related symptoms, so he's ready to go. He'll miss the Giants' series in St. Louis but will be ready to roll later this week when they head to Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Aug 17, 3:47 pm
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  • Jason Heyward starting in CF Monday
    Jason Heyward is starting in center field for the Cardinals on Monday with Randal Grichuk (elbow) on the disabled list.

    Advice: Heyward moved over to center on Sunday after Grichuk exited, but this is his first start at the position since 2013. He's flanked by Brandon Moss in left field and Stephen Piscotty in right. Peter Bourjos and Tommy Pham should also see at-bats with Grichuk out. Rotoworld.com Aug 17, 1:08 pm
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