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  • Starlin Castro delivers in extras for Cubs
    Starlin Castro knocked in the go-ahead run with an infield single as the Cubs beat the Mets 2-0 in 11 innings Wednesday.

    Advice: Castro legged out his little chopper to third, scoring Anthony Rizzo in the process. The Cubs then added a second run on Miguel Montero's single. Castro also doubled earlier in the game. It was just hit seventh double of the year after he had 33 in 2014 and 34 in 2013. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:56 pm
  • Hardy's late homer sends Orioles past Rangers
    J.J. Hardy went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, which proved to be the difference as the Orioles topped the Rangers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hardy slugged a two-run home run in the seventh inning off of Nick Martinez to break a 2-2 tie. It wound up being the game-winning hit. The shortstop had a strong month of June and appears to be carrying it into July. He's hitting .250/.280/.352 with four home runs and 20 RBI since making his season debut on May 7. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:33 pm
     
    W, 4-2 vs ^ Tex
  • Story promoted to Triple-A
    Rockies prospect SS Trevor Story has been promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Story is moving up to the minor league's highest level after a huge first half at Double-A New Britain in which he batted .281/.373/.523 with 10 home runs, 20 doubles, six triples and 15 stolen bases in 69 games. He also tallied 46 runs and 40 RBI to go along with a 73/35 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 256 at-bats. The 22-year-old has drastically improved his prospect stock since the start of the 2014 season, and it's hard to imagine him not putting up big numbers in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:29 pm
     
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    L, 4-1 x @Oak
  • Twins calling up top prospect Miguel Sano
    MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports that the Twins are calling up prospect Miguel Sano.

    Advice: Kennys Vargas has already been optioned to Triple-A Rochester to open up a roster spot. Sano, 22, boasts a .918 OPS with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 66 games this season at the Double-A level. He's primarily played third base in the minors, but look for the Twins to use him as their everyday designated hitter. Sano has been a consensus top-20 prospect for going on four years and is worth a shot in every mixed fantasy league for his power potential. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:14 pm
     
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    L, 2-1 @Cin
  • Addison Russell not in lineup Wednesday
    Addison Russell is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's just receiving a day off. Jonathan Herrera is at second base while Russell rests. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:41 pm
  • Francisco Lindor not in Wednesday's lineup
    Francisco Lindor is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It looks to be a simple day off. Mike Aviles is at second base with Lindor on the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:01 pm
  • Christian Arroyo smashes five hits Tuesday
    Giants SS prospect Christian Arroyo belted a career-best five hits in Tuesday's win for High-A San Jose.

    Advice: That matches a team record. Arroyo has hit .467 with two RBI over his last seven games. Over that stretch, his batting average has climbed 39 points from .282 to .321. The former first-round pick missed several games in May with a strained oblique but that injury is obviously well behind him. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:54 am
     
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    L, 6-5 x @Mia
  • Jean Segura sitting out on Wednesday
    Jean Segura is absent from the Brewers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It looks to be just a day off. Hernan Perez is filling in at shortstop while Segura rests. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:48 am
  • Troy Tulowitzki not in Wednesday's lineup
    Troy Tulowitzki is not in the Rockies' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It appears to simply be a day of rest. Daniel Descalso is at shortstop with Tulo out. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:22 am
  • Alcides Escobar (finger) singles in return
    Alcides Escobar (finger) singled in one of his four plate appearances in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Escobar was lifted from Sunday's game and was a late scratch Monday due to a split nail bed on his right index finger. He's expected to be fine. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:39 am
  • Miller homers as Mariners blank the Padres
    Brad Miller launched a two-run home run in a 2-for-4 effort as the Mariners shut the Padres out 5-0 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Miller took Ian Kennedy out to right-center in the fourth inning for a two-run homer, making it a 4-0 Mariners lead at the time. It's his seventh homer of the season. He looks certain to surpass his career high of 10 set last season. He's also knocked in 22 runs while batting a passable .237/.316/.404. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brad Miller Sea - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 7-0 ^ @SD
  • Nunez' three-hit night leads Twins past Reds
    Eduardo Nunez finished 3-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base as the Twins trumped the Reds 8-5 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Nunez and the Twins racked up 15 hits against Anthony DeSclafani and the Reds bullpen. The shortstop had three of them, collecting two singles and a double. He also stole his third base of the season. Nunez' usage has been inexplicable at times -- the light-hitting shortstop has served as the team's designated hitter in 11 games this year -- but he's put up decent numbers through 33 games, hitting .305/.350/.516 with 11 RBI and 13 runs scored. Perhaps he'll begin garnering more of the playing time at short with his hot hitting. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Suarez blasts second home run against Twins
    Eugenio Suarez hit his second home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Suarez hit a solo shot off Phil Hughes in the third inning to get the Reds on the board. The homer was his second in 17 games this season. Suarez took over for Zack Cozart at shortstop and has held his own, hitting .328/.369/.475. Despite that, his offensive upside is limited and he can be ignored in most fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Espinosa's 3-hit, 2-double night aids in win
    Danny Espinosa doubled twice with an RBI and two runs scored in a 3-for-5 effort as the Nationals topped the Braves 6-1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Espinosa sparked a four-run first inning with an RBI double. He later scored on a Wilson Ramos single. He singled to lead off the third inning and eventually scored following A.J. Pierzynski's throwing error. Espinosa had been slumping, batting .107 (3-for-28) since June 20. He's batting .259/.336/.438 overall with eight home runs, 23 RBI, and 37 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:40 pm
     
    Player Note
    Danny Espinosa Was - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Top 9, 1-4 ^ @Atl
  • Hanley (hand) to return to lineup Wednesday
    Hanley Ramirez (hand) will return to the Red Sox' lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Ramirez took batting practice prior to Tuesday's game and didn't have any issues with his bruised left hand. The outfielder has missed the last week of action after being hit in the hand by a line drive. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:30 pm
  • Reyes homers but Jays still fall to Red Sox
    Jose Reyes went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, but the Blue Jays were bested on Tuesday by the Red Sox.

    Advice: Reyes' two-run blast came in the seventh inning off of Tommy Layne and brought the Jays right back into the game. The shortstop has had a quiet year at the plate, batting .267/.302/.386 with four home runs, 27 RBI, and 10 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:24 pm
  • Cabrera swats RBI double in loss to Indians
    Asdrubal Cabrera had an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Cabrera's hit was just the second of the game for the Rays, who were kept mostly in check by Indians starter Danny Salazar. The run batted in and run scored gave Cabrera 20 RBI and 24 runs scored on the year. He's hitting just .226/.280/.357 overall. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:11 pm
     
    L, 8-1 vs ^ Cle
  • Hernandez to get a chance to stick at 2B?
    Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said Tuesday that he "would like to think that Cesar (Hernandez) has proven that he deserves a chance to be the everyday second baseman."

    Advice: Hernandez, 25, entered Tuesday batting .277/.365/.365 on the season and .328/.394/.406 in June. Chase Utley, meanwhile, is on the disabled list with an ankle injury and sports an ugly .179/.257/.275 line this season. It's hard to believe the Phils would bench Utley even given his struggles, and Mackanin did note that he didn't "want to get ahead of myself." However, if Hernandez keeps performing, it's possible. Notable is that the Phillies have a $15 million club option for 2016 on Utley that automatically vests if he reaches 500 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:31 pm
     
    L, 9-5 vs ^ Mil
  • Hanley (hand) will take BP on Tuesday
    Hanley Ramirez (hand) is scheduled to take batting practice before Tuesday's game in Toronto.

    Advice: Hanley won't be in Boston's starting lineup, but he appears to be progressing nicely from his bruised left hand. Rusney Castillo is with the Red Sox in Toronto as insurance, but it doesn't sound like he'll be needed. Hanley should return either Wednesday or Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:03 pm
  • Escobar in Tuesday's lineup vs. Braves
    Yunel Escobar is in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

    Advice: Escobar missed back-to-back games after he was hit on the hand by a pitch on Friday, but he was able to return for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader. The Nationals are surely hoping that he's feeling even better after Monday's scheduled off-day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:40 pm
     
    Top 9, 1-4 ^ @Atl
  • Giants call up INF Ehire Adrianza
    Giants purchased the contract of INF Ehire Adrianza from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: He'll take Casey McGehee's spot on the 40-man roster. The 25-year-old Adrianza is a .235/.276/.322 hitter over 62 games in the majors and will function as a backup infielder. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:29 am
     
    L, 6-5 x @Mia
  • Ahmed homers, swipes base in win vs. LAD
    Nick Ahmed went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a stolen base in Monday's win against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Ahmed clubbed a two-run home run to left-center off of Joel Peralta in the fifth inning to put the Diamondbacks on the board. The 25-year-old has struggled as the Diamondbacks' regular shortstop, batting .233/.303/.348 with five home runs, 18 RBI, and four stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:37 pm
     
    Top 8, 1-4 vs ^ LAD
  • Suarez knocks in 3 runs, steals two bases
    Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-5 with a double, three RBI, and two stolen bases as the Reds held on to beat the Twins on Monday.

    Advice: Suarez had logged four straight multi-hit games between June 21-25 and did it again on Monday. He doubled in two runs in the third inning and singled in a run in the sixth in a slugfest. Suarez is filling in for the injured Zack Cozart and has done well thus far, batting .316/.361/.421 with nine RBI and three stolen bases in 62 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:04 pm
  • Hernandez stays hot with 2 more hits in loss
    Cesar Hernandez's bat continued to stay hot as he went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run, and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Fresh off a four-hit performance on Sunday, Hernandez logged his fifth multi-hit performance in seven games on Monday. He knocked in the Phillies' first run in the first inning with an infield single and later came around to score on a balk. Hernandez is batting .277/.365/.365 with 25 runs scored, 16 RBI, and seven stolen bases and is now getting regular at-bats while Chase Utley is sidelined. It's not known yet when Utley returns, so those in daily leagues might find utility in Hernandez as a cheap source of stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:49 pm
     
    L, 9-5 vs ^ Mil
  • Hanley Ramirez (hand) takes swings off tee
    Hanley Ramirez (hand) took some swings off a tee Monday.

    Advice: Ramirez was out of the lineup for a fifth straight game Monday, but X-rays and an MRI came back clean and he's ready to ramp up his swinging. That the Red Sox had him fly to Toronto indicates they're confident the outfielder will be ready to return to the lineup at some point between now and when the series concludes Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:01 pm
  • Bogaerts knocks in 2 runs, extends hit streak
    Xander Bogaerts proved to be the deciding factor as the Red Sox took down the Blue Jays on Monday, delivering a two-run double.

    Advice: Bogaerts broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a double, his only hit in four at-bats. It proved to be the deciding factor in a two-run, low-scoring victory. The shortstop is on a six game hitting streak. Bogaerts, on the year, is hitting .294/.327/.409 with three home runs, 33 RBI, and four stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:47 pm
  • Jed Lowrie (thumb) swinging fungo bat
    Jed Lowrie (thumb) has progressed to swinging a fungo bat.

    Advice: Lowrie had been swinging a wiffle ball bat. The infielder is two months removed from surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament and remains a few weeks away from a return. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:05 pm
     
    60-Day DL
    W, 6-5 vs x KC
  • Escobar (finger) scratched from KC lineup
    Alcides Escobar (finger) was a late scratch from the Royals' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Escobar had to be pulled from Sunday's game because of a split nail on his right index finger. He admitted prior to Monday's game that he's having some pain when he throws and the Royals have decided to play it safe and scratch him. Consider Escobar day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:02 pm
  • Alcides Escobar (finger) in lineup Monday
    Alcides Escobar (finger) is back in the Royals' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Escobar was lifted from Sunday's game due to a split nail bed on his right index finger. He admitted that he's having some pain when he throws, but it's not enough to keep him out of the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:44 pm
  • Erick Aybar (hamstring) returns to lineup
    Erick Aybar (hamstring) is back in the Angels' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Aybar missed the last two contests with a minor left hamstring injury. The veteran shortstop sports a .261/.303/.308 batting line with one homer and 21 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:34 pm
     
    L, 3-1 vs ^ NYY
  • Hanley (hand) shooting to return by Thursday
    Hanley Ramirez (hand) is hoping to return to the lineup by Thursday.

    Advice: Tests have confirmed that Ramirez is merely dealing with a bruise on his left hand, but he remains sore and will have to ramp up a swinging progression before being cleared to return to action. Hanley hasn't played since last Wednesday. Alejandro De Aza has been filling in in left field. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:05 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez out for fifth straight game
    Hanley Ramirez (hand) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Monday.

    Advice: It's his fifth consecutive absence. The good news is Ramirez made the trip to Toronto after returning to Boston over the weekend for an MRI. Alejandro De Aza will make another start in left field. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:18 pm
  • Wilmer Flores officially moving to second base
    The Mets plan to use Wilmer Flores at second base when Daniel Murphy returns from the disabled list.

    Advice: Flores had been splitting time with Ruben Tejada at shortstop. Now he'll move to second with Murphy taking over at third base. Murphy could even see time at first when Lucas Duda needs a day off. Light-hitting second baseman Dilson Herrera appears to be the odd man out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:29 am
     
    L, 2-0 vs ^ ChC
  • Starlin Castro goes hitless in loss to Cards
    Starlin Castro went hitless in four at-bats as the Cubs fell to the Cardinals on a rainy night in St. Louis on Sunday.

    Advice: He finished the night 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Castro has been a bit of a disappointment at the dish this season, slashing just .260/.292/.338 with five homers and 35 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:07 pm
  • Hernandez's four-hit day contributes to a win
    Cesar Hernandez singled four times in as many at-bats, helping the Phillies in a win over the Nationals in the back end of Sunday's doubleheader.

    Advice: It's the second four-hit game of Hernandez's career, with the other occuring on September 28, 2013. The Phillies, despite scoring eight runs, only brought him home once, at the end of their four-run second inning. Hernandez has been hitting well as of late, logging multi-hit efforts in three of his last five games. With Chase Utley on the shelf, he should be a regular in the lineup. He's hitting .271/.361/.361 in 163 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:38 pm
     
    L, 9-5 vs ^ Mil
  • Aybar (hamstring) expected to return Monday
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday that he expects Erick Aybar (hamstring) to return to the starting lineup on Monday.

    Advice: Aybar left Friday's game with tightness in his left hamstring and sat out the remainder of the weekend as a precaution. The 31-year-old is hitting .261/.303/.308 with one homer and 21 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:18 pm
     
    L, 3-1 vs ^ NYY
  • Alcides Escobar leaves with finger issue
    Alcides Escobar was removed from Sunday's game against the Athletics due to a split nail bed on his right index finger.

    Advice: It doesn't sound as though the injury is serious, and being the gamer that Escobar is, expect to see him in the lineup for Monday's game against the Astros in Houston. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:45 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (hand) returns for Game 2
    Yunel Escobar (hand) returned to the Nationals starting lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

    Advice: Escobar was removed from Friday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch. While not all at the same time, the Nationals had Escobar, Denard Span and Bryce Harper return to game action on Sunday, and the lineup should look much healthier overall in the coming week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:54 pm
     
    Top 9, 1-4 ^ @Atl
  • Hanley (hand) heads back to Boston for MRI
    Hanley Ramirez will fly back to Boston to undergo an MRI on his ailing left hand.

    Advice: Initial X-rays on Ramirez's hand were negative after he left Wednesday game when he was hit by a liner. He remains sore, though, so the Red Sox want to have him looked at again. A decision on whether he might need a trip to the disabled list is expected to come on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:56 am
  • Yunel Escobar (hand) held out again
    Yunel Escobar (hand) remained out of the Nationals' lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Phillies.

    Advice: Escobar was hit on the hand by a pitch on Friday. There's no word on whether he might have a shot to return for the second game Sunday. Danny Espinosa is at third base in the first contest, with Dan Uggla handling second. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:52 am
     
    Top 9, 1-4 ^ @Atl
  • Hanley Ramirez (hand) out again on Sunday
    Hanley Ramirez (hand) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's the fourth straight game he's missed after he was hit on the left hand by a live drive on Wednesday. Ramirez remains day-to-day. Alejandro De Aza is once again starting in his place in left field. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:58 am
  • Erick Aybar not in Saturday's lineup
    Erick Aybar (hamstring) is out of the Angels' lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Aybar left Friday's game with left hamstring tightness. He expects to be back in the lineup on Sunday. With Aybar sidelined, Taylor Featherston will grab the start at shortstop and bat ninth. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:35 pm
     
    L, 3-1 vs ^ NYY
  • Jose Reyes goes hitless in loss to Rangers
    Jose Reyes went 0-for-4 in a losing effort against the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: He was one of six Blue Jays regulars held without a hit as the team was shut out by Yovani Gallardo and company. The Jays tallied just three hits as a team. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:16 pm
  • Yunel Escobar not in Nats lineup Saturday
    Yunel Escobar (hand) is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Escobar was hit in the hand by a pitch during Friday's game. While X-rays came back negative, he's still sore and will require an extra day of rest. Look for the infielder to return to the lineup on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:08 am
     
    Top 9, 1-4 ^ @Atl
  • Hanley Ramirez remains out of Red Sox lineup
    Hanley Ramirez remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's the third straight game that he's missed after being hit by a line drive while running the bases on Wednesday. Alejandro De Aza is once again starting in his place in left field on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:08 am
  • Aybar leaves game with hamstring tightness
    Erick Aybar was removed from Friday's game against the Mariners with left hamstring tightness.

    Advice: It isn't the first time that Aybar has dealt with hamstring issues this season and it continues to be a nagging issue. He should be considered day-to-day, but will likely get a day of rest on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:09 am
     
    L, 3-1 vs ^ NYY
  • Hardy homers, plates two as O's top Indians
    J.J. Hardy homered and drove home a pair of runs on Friday as the Orioles outlasted the Indians 4-3.

    Advice: Hardy got the O's on the board with a solo homer off Indians starter Corey Kluber in the third inning, tying the game at 1-1. He added a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to bring the game even again at 2-2. Hardy's bat has perked up in June, but is still slashing a disappointing .248/.263/.335 with three homers and 18 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:39 pm
     
    W, 4-2 vs ^ Tex
  • X-Rays come back negative for Escobar
    Yunel Escobar received good news on Friday when X-rays on his hand came back negative.

    Advice: Escobar was forced to leave Friday's game against the Phillies after being hit by a pitch. His hand was still very swollen after the game, but the fact that there was no structural damage is certainly encouraging. The Nationals should have an update on his status on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:44 pm
     
    Top 9, 1-4 ^ @Atl
  • Yunel Escobar removed after hit by pitch
    Yunel Escobar was removed from Friday's game against the Phillies after being drilled on the hand/wrist by a pitch during his first at-bat.

    Advice: He remained in the game to run the bases for himself, but was replaced by Dan Uggla defensively. He'll presumably head for precautionary X-rays to determine the severity of the injury, but the Nationals can ill-afford to lose another bat in their infield. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:26 pm
     
    Top 9, 1-4 ^ @Atl
  • Hanley Ramirez (hand) unable to swing bat
    Hanley Ramirez (hand) remains unable to swing a bat.

    Advice: Despite this fact, Red Sox manager John Farrell maintains that Ramirez's status is a day-to-day situation. The outfielder is missing a second straight game Friday and it's totally up in the air as to whether he might be ready to play sometime over the weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:58 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez (wrist) out again on Friday
    Hanley Ramirez (wrist) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Ramirez remains sore after getting struck on his left wrist by a Xander Bogaerts line drive while running the bases during Wednesday's game. He's considered day-to-day. Alejandro De Aza is in left field again Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:08 pm
  • Tulo hits game-tying home run
    Troy Tulowitzki delivered a game-tying pinch-hit homer Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Tulowitzki didn't start Thursday, but he still managed to help the Rockies (and fantasy owners who left him in their lineups) with a solo blast to lead off the eighth inning against Daniel Hudson. Colorado went on to score five runs in the frame and held on for the victory. After a slow start, Tulowitzki is now batting .314/.346/.490 with eight home runs and 40 RBI over 65 games. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:01 pm
  • Tulo, CarGo, LeMahieu all sitting out Thurs.
    Troy Tulowitzki is out of the Rockies' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for Tulo. Daniel Descalso is starting at shortstop. Carlos Gonzalez and D.J. LeMahieu are also absent from the Rockies' lineup on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:58 am
  • Nick Ahmed at leadoff for D'Backs on Thurs.
    Nick Ahmed is batting leadoff for the Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon against the Rockies.

    Advice: It's his first time at the top spot in the Diamondbacks' lineup. Ahmed has hit .234/.310/.339 with four home runs and three stolen bases in 64 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:21 am
     
    Top 8, 1-4 vs ^ LAD
  • Castro (family) scratched from Cubs' lineup
    Starlin Castro has been scratched from the Cubs' starting lineup Thursday versus the Dodgers.

    Advice: Castro is headed to a local hospital in Chicago to welcome the birth of his second child. Addison Russell will start at shortstop and bat fifth for the Cubs. Jonathan Herrera is playing second base and batting ninth. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:50 am
  • Report: Mets discussing moving Flores to 2B
    Sources tell Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News that the Mets are discussing moving Wilmer Flores to second base.

    Advice: The move would shore up the keystone, where Dilson Herrera has looked largely overmatched at the plate, while also getting Ruben Tejada's bat in the lineup on a regular basis. In that scenario, Daniel Murphy -- close to returning from a strained left quad -- would play third base and possibly first at times. If and when David Wright returns, the Mets would have a decision to make. Flores is hitting .243/.277/.406 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:39 pm
     
    L, 2-0 vs ^ ChC
  • Lindor belts first homer in Indians' victory
    Francisco Lindor went 2-for-3 and smacked his first major league home run in Wednesday's win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Lindor turned on a Buck Farmer offering in the fifth inning and put it just over the right-field wall for a solo jack. He also had a single and one of his two walks came with the bases loaded, so we'll forgive him for making a big baserunning mistake in the third. Lindor sports a .243/.275/.324 batting line in his first 10 big league games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:36 pm
  • Cabrera hits fifth home run in win over Jays
    Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Cabrera scored the first run of the game on a Brandon Guyer RBI single before blasting a solo homer to give the Rays a cushion in eighth. The homer was his fifth of the season, giving him 17 RBI. Cabrera is hitting a paltry .210/.267/.333 overall this year. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:32 pm
     
    L, 8-1 vs ^ Cle
  • Escobar slugs three-run homer in rout of Bucs
    Yunel Escobar went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run as the Nationals routed the Pirates on Sunday.

    Advice: Escobar put the cherry on top of the Nationals' nine-run first inning with a three-run home run, chasing starter Charlie Morton from the game. Escobar has been a ball of hot fire in June, batting .379 (25-for-66) in the month. On the season, he's hitting .331/.381/.420 with four home runs and 26 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 1:31 pm
     
    Top 9, 1-4 ^ @Atl
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