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  • Athletics recall infielder Ladendorf
    Athletics recalled INF Tyler Ladendorf from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Ladendorf underwent ankle surgery back in April and was just activated from the disabled list 10 days ago. He picked up two hits over 10 at-bats in extremely limited action prior to the ankle torpedoing his season. The 27-year-old likely won't see much action over the course of September, but he'll at least be on the active roster. Rotoworld.com 40 minutes ago
  • Royals recall INF Colon from Triple-A
    Royals recalled INF Christian Colon from Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Colon has hit .244/.306/.295 over 29 games with the Royals this season. He'll serve as a backup infielder the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com 45 minutes ago
  • Twins recall Danny Santana from Triple-A
    Twins recalled INF/OF Danny Santana from Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Santana has struggled with a .218/.242/.298 batting line with the Twins this season. He'll serve in a utility role down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:14 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) out again Tuesday
    Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Ramirez has now missed five straight starts due to a sore right shoulder. The Red Sox don't need to place him on the disabled list at this point in this season, but it's unclear when he'll be ready to play again. It's a tricky spot for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:10 pm
  • Braves recall INF Daniel Castro from Triple-A
    Braves recalled INF Daniel Castro from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Castro saw 11 games of action with the Braves earlier this season, hitting .300/.323/.333 across 30 at-bats. The 22-year-old infielder likely won't see much beyond an occasional start in September. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:43 am
  • Drury making MLB debut Tuesday
    Brandon Drury will make his major league debut Tuesday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Drury, who was called up Tuesday, will start at third base and bat seventh against left-hander Yohan Flande. The 22-year-old has batted .303/.344/.412 with five homers and 61 RBI over 130 games this season between Double- and Triple-A. The power has fallen off a bit, but he's ready for his first taste of the majors and could be relevant in NL-only fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:57 am
  • Diamondbacks recall Brandon Drury
    Diamondbacks recalled 3B Brandon Drury from Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Drury's one of the Diamondbacks top prospects. The 22-year-old third baseman was slashing a robust .331/.384/.458 with two homers and 25 RBI in 251 at-bats for Triple-A Reno. He'll see his first major league action as part of the Snakes' expanded September roster. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:16 am
  • Astros recall INF Villar from Triple-A
    Astros recalled INF Jonathan Villar from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: The last of the Astros' first wave of September call-ups. Villar, 24, has batted .263/.317/.368 with one home run, seven RBI, and four steals over 38 games with the Astros this season. He'll serve as a backup infielder down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:26 am
  • Cubs call up INF Javier Baez from Triple-A
    Cubs recalled INF Javier Baez from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Baez has batted .324/.385/.527 with 13 home runs, 61 RBI, and 17 steals over 70 games in Triple-A this season and has been especially hot of late. Strikeouts were a major issue for him during his time with the Cubs last year, but it looks like he could get the opportunity to take over the second base job. He's worth a try in most mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:28 am
  • Russell homers late, but Cubs fall to Reds
    Addison Russell went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and a solo home run, but the Cubs were handily beaten by the Reds on Monday.

    Advice: Russell tied the game at 3-3 with his fifth-inning double, but the Cubs would fall behind 7-5 after the Reds scored six times in the top of the ninth. Russell made a feeble attempt at a comeback, drilling a solo home run in the ninth inning against Aroldis Chapman, but it was a drop in the ocean. The rookie is batting a mediocre .243/.300/.390 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:46 pm
  • Correa homers in return to the Astros' lineup
    Carlos Correa returned to the Astros' lineup and went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's win against the Mariners.

    Advice: Correa pushed the Astros' lead to 5-1 with a fifth-inning two-run blast off of Vidal Nuno. The shortstop hadn't played since Tuesday due to a hamstring issue. The rookie has had a terrific season since debuting in June, batting .281/.349/.521 with 16 home runs, 45 RBI, 38 runs scored, and 11 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:09 pm
  • Gregorius racks up four hits but Yankees lose
    Didi Gregorius singled four times and knocked in a run in five at-bats, but the Yankees fell 4-3 to the Red Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Gregorius knocked in a run in the fourth inning to tie the game at 4-4. He stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning, but couldn't knock in the tying run as he hit a fly ball to right field to end the game. The shortstop has had a nice week at the plate, currently on a five-game hitting streak during which he is batting .619 (13-for-21) with two home runs and 11 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:07 pm
  • Enrique Hernandez (hamstring) lands on DL
    Dodgers placed INF/OF Enrique Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

    Advice: The Dodgers didn't want to wait a day until rosters expanded, so they're obviously confident Hernandez will need at least a couple weeks to recover. Joc Pederson will operate as the club's regular center fielder, while Austin Barnes replaced Hernandez on the roster. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:56 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs SF
     
  • Profar (shoulder) could be activated in Sept.
    Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday that Jurickson Profar (shoulder) could be activated from the disabled list sometime next month.

    Advice: Well, that's a nice surprise. Profar began a rehab assignment last week as he works his way back from labrum surgery and evidently might be an option for the Rangers in September. His role with the big club down the stretch almost surely would be minimal, but it would be nice to see the former top prospect back in the majors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:33 pm
    60-Day DL
     
  • Andrelton Simmons dealing with ankle injury
    Andrelton Simmons was a late scratch from Monday's lineup due to right ankle inflammation.

    Advice: There's no word yet on if it might be more than a day-to-day ailment. Pedro Ciriaco took Simmons' spot at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:45 pm
  • Hernandez (hamstring) out a couple weeks
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Monday that it's "realistic" Enrique Hernandez (hamstring) to be sidelined for a couple weeks.

    Advice: Hernandez strained his hamstring during Sunday's game. The 24-year-old had been receiving the lion's share of playing time in center field of late with Joc Pederson's struggles. Pederson, who has just five hits in his last 60 at-bats, is in there Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:23 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs SF
     
  • Brad Miller will be regular center fielder
    Brad Miller will be the Mariners' starting center fielder following the trade of Austin Jackson.

    Advice: Miller was squeezed out of a job when Ketel Marte came up, but he's now got another starting gig at another position. He's making just his fourth career start in center on Monday, but the M's evidently think he's taken well enough to the position to handle it down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:22 pm
    New Player Note
    Brad Miller Sea - 2B,SS,OF
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Brandon Crawford (oblique) returns to lineup
    Brandon Crawford (oblique) is back in the Giants' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Crawford hasn't played since tweaking his left oblique last Tuesday, but he's back in there just in time for the big series versus the Dodgers. The shortstop sports a .265/.324/.482 batting line with 19 homers and 75 RBI this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:20 pm
  • Ketel Marte (hamstring) back in lineup Monday
    Ketel Marte (hamstring) is back in the Mariners' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Marte missed just one game with a minor right hamstring injury. The 21-year-old is hitting .289/.355/.381 with three steals in his first 26 contests with the big club. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:12 pm
  • Phil Gosselin activated from disabled list
    Diamondbacks activated INF Phil Gosselin from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Gosselin will be making his Diamondbacks debut after being acquired from the Braves in June. He had surgery on his left thumb back in May. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:49 pm
    Top 5, 2-1 ^ @Col; 5:40 pm @Col
     
  • Yunel Escobar (hand) back in Nats' lineup
    Yunel Escobar (hand) is back in the Nationals' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It's his first game since he was hit on the right hand by a pitch last Thursday. Escobar has had a surprisingly nice season with a .308/.367/.423 batting line and nine homers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:43 pm
  • Carlos Correa (hamstring) returns to lineup
    Carlos Correa (hamstring) is back in the Astros' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Correa missed four games with a strained left hamstring, but he felt fine while running the bases and doing agility drills Monday. The stud shortstop sports a .278/.347/.510 batting line with 15 homers, 43 RBI and 11 steals over 68 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:25 pm
  • Hanley (shoulder) out again Monday vs. Yanks
    Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is out of the Red Sox lineup again on Monday night against the Yankees.

    Advice: Ramirez missed Boston's entire weekend series against the Mets with fatigue in his right shoulder. He's been bothered by several injuries throughout 2015 but has yet to spend a day on the disabled list. It's been a source of frustration for fantasy owners, and it's not clear how long this current absence is going to last. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:19 pm
  • Baez contributes four hits in Sunday's win
    Cubs SS prospect Javier Baez extended his hitting streak to 16 games Sunday with four knocks for Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: The 22-year-old began the streak at .282 but now his average is all the way up to .324. Baez sports a tidy .391 on base percentage in 328 plate appearances this year with 18 steals on 21 attempts. The former first-round pick should join the Cubs when rosters expand on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:59 am
  • Kike Hernandez leaves with tight hamstring
    Kike Hernandez was removed from Sunday's game against the Cubs in the eighth inning due to tightness in his hamstring.

    Advice: Hernandez seemed to pull up lame as he crossed first base while trying to leg out an infield single in the eighth inning. No word yet on the severity of the injury, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him miss a game or two. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:25 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs SF
     
  • Semien's two-run single beats Diamondbacks
    Marcus Semien came through with a two-out, two-run single off Brad Ziegler in the 11th inning on Sunday, propelling the Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Ziegler allowed a pair of singles then hit Josh Phegley to load the bases with two outs, setting the stage for Semien's clutch knock. The A's shortstop finished the contest 2-for-6 and is now slashing .253/.297/.390 with 34 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:16 pm
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:05 pm vs LAA
     
  • Nunez launches two-run homer vs McCullers
    Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: The home run was Nunez's second of the weekend series and his fourth of the season. Playing in a utility role, he's posted some respectable numbers, including a .268/.305/.433 triple-slash with the four homers, 19 RBI and five steals across 164 at-bats. He doesn't see enough playing time for legitimate fantasy consideration, but as a real-life baseball player, he's doing exactly what he should be doing. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:26 pm
    Player Note
    Eduardo Núñez Min - 3B,SS,OF
    5:10 pm vs CWS
     
  • Justin Turner not in Dodgers lineup on Sunday
    Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a regular day of rest for Turner. Kike Hernandez is getting the start in his place at the hot corner with Joc Pederson starting in center field. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:35 pm
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs SF
     
  • Carlos Correa (hamstring) to run bases Monday
    Carlos Correa (hamstring) will run the bases and do agility drills on Monday.

    Advice: Correa has sat out the last four games with a left hamstring strain, but he's feeling better and should be back in the lineup soon. "We’ll give (Correa) another day to get treatment," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. "May or not use him as a pinch hitter, but I’m happy with what he’s doing," Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:07 am
  • Wilfredo Tovar recalled, placed on DL
    Mets recalled INF Wilfredo Tovar from Triple-A Las Vegas; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a concussion.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Addison Reed. Tovar will now collect a major league paycheck while he's sidelined. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:57 am
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x Phi
     
  • Ketel Marte (hamstring) could return Monday
    Ketel Marte (hamstring) could return to the Mariners' lineup on Monday.

    Advice: Marte is sitting out Sunday after exiting Saturday's game with a mild right hamstring strain. He's feeling better, though, and could miss just the one start. Brad Miller is at shortstop Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:48 am
  • Yunel Escobar (hand) still out Sunday
    Yunel Escobar (hand) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed three straight starts with a sore right hand. The good news is that Escobar played catch Sunday, so he could be back in there shortly. Anthony Rendon is handling third base and Danny Espinosa is at second Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:13 am
  • Correa (hamstring) remains out of lineup
    Carlos Correa (hamstring) remained out of the Astros' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's now missed the last four games with a left hamstring strain. Marwin Gonzalez is starting at shortstop again in Correa's place. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:02 am
  • Wilmer Flores not in lineup Sunday
    Wilmer Flores is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to be a simple day of rest. The Mets are going with Ruben Tejada at shortstop and Juan Uribe at second base (yes, you read that correctly). Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:30 am
    4:10 pm vs x Phi
     
  • Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) held out again
    Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed the entire weekend series versus the Braves due to fatigue in his left shoulder. Alejandro De Aza is in left field again in Ramirez's place. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:03 am
  • Phil Gosselin (thumb) to be activated Monday
    Phil Gosselin (thumb) will be activated from the disabled list Monday.

    Advice: Gosselin had surgery on his left thumb back in May but is finally ready to return after completing a rehab assignment. He'll be making his Diamondbacks debut after being acquired from the Braves in June. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:48 am
    Top 5, 2-1 ^ @Col; 5:40 pm @Col
     
  • Peraza swipes two bases, Dodgers top Cubs
    Jose Peraza went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases Saturday in the Dodgers' 5-2 defeat of the Cubs.

    Advice: Peraza singled, stole third base, and scored a run in the bottom of the third inning. In the bottom of the seventh inning, he smacked an RBI double and scored his second run of the game. In the eighth inning he reached on a fielder's choice and stole second. The young infield prospect can be a weapon as a pinch-runner down the stretch for Los Angeles and he'll be an intriguing daily fantasy play on days he starts. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:48 pm
  • Brandon Crawford (oblique) aiming for Monday
    Brandon Crawford (oblique) is aiming to return to the Giants' starting lineup on Monday.

    Advice: Crawford sat out again on Saturday, but he was able to take pregame batting practice on the field without issue. Crawford has been out since Tuesday due to tightness in his left oblique, with Ehire Adrianza filling in at shortstop against the Cubs and Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:04 pm
  • Baez in Cubs' first wave of September callups
    According to Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com, infield prospect Javier Baez is expected to be in the Cubs' first wave of September callups.

    Advice: And it seems very possible that he could position himself for regular starts at second base. Starlin Castro and Tommy La Stella have been playing there with Addison Russell recently taking over at shortstop. Baez, 22, is batting .316/.380/.530 with 13 home runs, 60 RBI, and 17 stolen bases in 67 games this season at the Triple-A level. He'll be worth trying out in most mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:25 pm
  • Escobar (hand) sitting out again Saturday
    Yunel Escobar (hand) is not in the Nationals' starting lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

    Advice: It's the second game in a row he's missed with a hand injury. Anthony Rendon is filling in at third base. Escobar has posted a surprising .308 average this year in 408 at-bats. That's well above his .279 career average. He's day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:38 pm
  • Correa (hamstring) out of Astros' lineup Sat.
    Carlos Correa (hamstring) is out of the Astros' starting lineup Saturday against the Twins.

    Advice: Correa has now missed two straight starts with discomfort in his left hamstring, but he told reporters before the game Saturday that he should be available off the bench. Marwin Gonzalez is starting at shortstop and hitting seventh. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:15 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez remains out of Red Sox lineup
    Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Ramirez was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to fatigue in his left shoulder. Alejandro De Aza will start in his place in left field and bat eighth for the Red Sox against Jacob deGrom and the Mets on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:32 am
  • Nunez homers in low-scoring win vs Astros
    Eduardo Nunez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI in Friday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: Nunez cranked a solo home run in the third inning off Astros starter Scott Kazmir for the game's first run. He would also drive home the game's final run just an inning later, this time on a ground out. The utility infielder's done a nice job in his relatively limited playing time, hitting .269/.306/.419 with three homers, 17 RBI and five steals over 160 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:43 pm
    Player Note
    Eduardo Núñez Min - 3B,SS,OF
    5:10 pm vs CWS
     
  • Gregorius drives in six in blowout of Braves
    Didi Gregorius posted a huge game in Friday's 15-4 win over the Braves, hitting a three-run homer and finishing with six total RBI.

    Advice: Yowza yowza. Gregorius jumped into the action early with a three-run homer off Williams Perez in the first inning. He would add a two-run single in the second, then slouch off on the RBI binge until the eighth, when he hit an RBI single just for fun. When the dust settled, the Yankee shortstop had finished 4-for-5 with six RBI. This was his second four-hit game of the season and the six RBI represented a season high. For the year, he's slashing .260/.306/.355 with seven homers and 40 RBI. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:39 pm
  • Brandon Crawford remains out of Giants lineup
    Brandon Crawford (oblique) remains out of the Giants starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Crawford is dealing with a tight left oblique and is expected to need another day or two before he's ready to return. Ehire Adrianza is once again starting in his place at shortstop and batting eighth for the Giants. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:47 pm
  • Dodgers recall Jose Peraza from Triple-A
    Dodgers recalled INF Jose Peraza from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: He would've been back with the club once rosters expand in September, but with the injury to Yasiel Puig he gets to return a couple of days early. He will provide infield depth down the stretch for the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:21 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez battling shoulder fatigue
    Hanley Ramirez was scratched from the Red Sox' lineup Friday due to right shoulder fatigue.

    Advice: It's yet another new ailment for Ramirez, who has somehow managed to avoid the disabled list this season despite a host of different maladies. Jackie Bradley took his spot in left field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:18 pm
  • Carlos Correa sitting out with sore hamstring
    Carlos Correa is missing a second straight start Friday due to what he describes as "just a little soreness" in his left hamstring.

    Advice: He'll have three days off when you add in Thursday's off day. It doesn't sound like a major concern, as Correa should have a shot to return to action by the end of the weekend. Marwin Gonzalez is again getting the call at shortstop Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:07 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez scratched from lineup Friday
    Hanley Ramirez was scratched from the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's unclear what the reasoning is for the scratch, but Ramirez has had a foot issue recently. The Red Sox should have more on his status shortstop. Jackie Bradley took his spot in left field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:58 pm
  • Carlos Correa not in Friday's lineup
    Carlos Correa is not in the Astros' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Correa also sat on Wednesday before Thursday's off day, so he might be dealing with some sort of physical issue. Marwin Gonzalez is again getting the call at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:47 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (hand) still out on Friday
    Yunel Escobar (hand) is out of the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Escobar had to exit Thursday's contest after being hit on the right hand by a pitch. X-rays came back clean, but he remains sore. Anthony Rendon is handling third base, while Trea Turner is getting his first major league start at second. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:36 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (hand) listed as day-to-day
    Yunel Escobar is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his hand came back negative late Thursday.

    Advice: He was lifted from Thursday's game after being drilled by a pitch on his right hand. He was fortunate to avoid any fractures though and should be able to return to the lineup in a day or two once the swelling subsides. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:29 pm
  • Yunel Escobar leaves after hit by pitch
    Yunel Escobar was removed from Thursday's game against the Padres after being hit by a pitch on his right hand.

    Advice: He will presumably head for X-rays to rule out any structural damage. Danny Escobar replaced him and would see increased action if Escobar is forced to miss an extended period of time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:01 pm
  • Profar (shoulder) beginning rehab stint Thu.
    Jurickson Profar (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Low-A Hickory.

    Advice: Profar had surgery in February to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will strictly be used as a designated hitter. It's unclear when he'll be ready for game action. The Rangers could have him play some fall or winter ball to catch up on lost time. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:30 pm
    60-Day DL
     
  • Brandon Crawford (oblique) out again Thurs.
    Brandon Crawford (oblique) is out of the Giants' starting lineup again on Thursday.

    Advice: Crawford could need a couple more days to rest his tight left oblique. Ehire Adrianza is starting at shortstop and batting eighth on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:51 am
  • Russell (groin) goes 0-for-3 with strikeout
    Addison Russell (groin) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his return to the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Russell missed a couple of games with tightness in his groin. It obviously wasn't anything major. The 21-year-old didn't show much at the plate in his return Wednesday, but he made some slick plays at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:41 am
  • Hernandez racks up three hits in win vs. Reds
    Enrique Hernandez had three hits and an RBI in four at-bats on Wednesday as the Dodgers took down the Reds.

    Advice: Hernandez broke a 0-0 tie with an RBI single in the second inning. The Dodgers couldn't bring him home despite reaching base three times. Hernandez has done a terrific job serving as a super utility man for the Dodgers, batting .305/.349/.500 with six home runs and 19 RBI. He was filling in at second base for Howie Kendrick and is currently starting regularly in center field over the struggling Joc Pederson. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:56 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs SF
     
  • Crawford (oblique) hoping to return shortly
    Brandon Crawford (oblique) said he hopes to be back in the lineup in a couple days.

    Advice: Crawford sat out Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's game early with what he called mild left oblique tightness. It seems likely at this point that Crawford will avoid a disabled list trip. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:48 pm
  • Crawford (oblique) not in Giants lineup Wed.
    Brandon Crawford (oblique) is not in the Giants' lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Crawford left Tuesday's game with tightness in his left side and lower back, but the Giants remained hopeful it wasn't a debilitating injury. It remains to be seen how long the shortstop might be sidelined. Ehire Adrianza got the start at shortstop in Crawford's absence Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:21 pm
  • Carlos Correa getting a breather Wednesday
    Carlos Correa is not in the Astros' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. The red-hot Marwin Gonzalez is filling in for Correa at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:55 am
  • Profar (shoulder) close to rehab games
    Jurickson Profar (shoulder) could begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Hickory in the next few days.

    Advice: Working his way back from surgery in February to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, Profar would be used in the designated hitter spot with Hickory. When he'll be allowed to play the field isn't known, but fall and/or winter ball would seem likely. Profar hasn't played in a game since September of 2013. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:25 am
    60-Day DL
     
  • Crawford leaves with tight side/lower back
    Brandon Crawford left Tuesday's game versus the Cubs with tightness in his left side and lower back.

    Advice: The automatic fear is that Crawford might have done something to his oblique, but Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News says that the injury "wasn’t believed to be disabling." Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that he hopes Crawford can play Wednesday, but you'd have to think there's a good chance he'll have to miss at least a game or two. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:40 am
  • Semien homers but A's fall to the Mariners
    Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, but the Athletics dropped Tuesday's game to the Mariners.

    Advice: Semien drove in the middle two runs in the Athletics' four-run second inning, clubbing a two-run homer to left-center off of Mike Montgomery. It's his first home run in three weeks. The shortstop is batting a mediocre .253/.299/.391 with 11 home runs, 32 RBI, and 10 stolen bases on the year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:36 pm
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:05 pm vs LAA
     
  • Turner homers as Dodgers defeat the Reds
    Justin Turner went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win against the Reds.

    Advice: Turner made it a 3-0 game when he drilled a two-run home run to left field off of John Lamb in the third inning. In 10 games since returning from the disabled list, Turner is hitting a feeble .167 (6-for-36). He was on a torrid pace, as shown by his triple-slash line, which still stands at .303/.363/.534 along with his 15 home runs and 51 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:06 pm
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm vs SF
     
  • Hanley confirms he's moving to 1B next year
    Hanley Ramirez acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that he is moving to first base next year.

    Advice: The first directive from new Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski, perhaps? Hanley was spotted taking grounders and making throws on Tuesday afternoon in Chicago and said after the workout that he could begin seeing starts at first base down the stretch this season. "I'm looking forward to it," said Hanley, who has been a disaster in left field. Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Rusney Castillo make up the outfield of the future in Boston. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:49 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez taking grounders at first base
    Hanley Ramirez took grounders and made throws at first base on Tuesday afternoon.

    Advice: Hanley has been a huge disappointment defensively in his first year as an everyday outfielder. An eventual move to first base makes sense for the former shortstop with Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Rusney Castillo lined up as Boston's outfield of the future. Ramirez is under contract with the Red Sox through 2018. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:29 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (neck) in Tuesday's lineup
    Yunel Escobar (neck) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Padres.

    Advice: Escobar hasn't played since leaving Friday's game with a hyperextended neck. With his return and Denard Span's activation from the DL, the Nationals have their full lineup together for the first time this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:48 pm
  • Simmons (knee) back in Tuesday's lineup
    Andrelton Simmons (knee) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Rockies.

    Advice: Simmons hasn't played since Saturday due to left knee soreness, but it's not a major concern. He's batting seventh in his return. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:04 pm
  • Flores hits two of Mets' eight homers vs. PHI
    Wilmer Flores went 3-for-6 with a double, two home runs, and five RBI as the Mets demolished the Phillies on Monday.

    Advice: The Mets set a franchise record with eight home runs. Flores hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning off of Adam Morgan, and followed up with a three-run blast in the fifth against Hector Neris, helping the Mets reclaim the lead. Flores is on a six-game hitting streak and a five-game RBI streak. Overall, he's slashing .265/.298/.418 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:25 pm
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  • No structural damage for Simmons (knee)
    An MRI has ruled out structural damage in Andrelton Simmons' left knee.

    Advice: Simmons will miss a second straight start Monday with a sore knee, but he's available off the bench and expected back in there Tuesday. The slick-fielding shortstop is hitting .261/.324/.337 with just three homers and 32 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:37 pm
  • Cubs not considering Baez promotion yet
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Monday that there are no immediate plans to promote Javier Baez.

    Advice: Jorge Soler's oblique injury has opened some playing time at second base because Chris Coghlan will have to move back to the outfield, but Baez isn't being considered as an option yet. That could change when rosters expand on September 1. Baez, 22, is batting .304/.372/.518 with 12 home runs, 55 RBI, and 15 stolen bases in 62 games this season at the Triple-A level. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 9:36 am
  • Addison Russell day-to-day with tight groin
    Addison Russell is day-to-day with a tight groin.

    Advice: The young shortstop is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday, but this doesn't sound like something that will put him on the disabled list. Russell's fiance is in labor, so he probably would have been taking the day off anyway. Starlin Castro is getting the start Monday afternoon versus Cleveland. Rotoworld.com Aug 24, 8:58 am
  • Braves hopeful Simmons (knee) returns Monday
    The Braves are hopeful that Andrelton Simmons (knee) will be able to return to the Braves starting lineup on Monday.

    Advice: Simmons did not play in Sunday's game against the Cubs due to a sore left knee that he tweaked during Saturday's contest. The 25-year-old is hitting .261/.324/.337 with just three homers and 32 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 7:17 pm
  • Addison Russell leaves game with tight groin
    Addison Russell was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Braves due to tightness in his groin.

    Advice: It sounds as though the injury is minor and that Russell should be able to return to the lineup in a day or two. Starlin Castro replaced him on Sunday and would be in line for additional playing time if Russell is forced into any sort of extended absence. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 2:52 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (neck) held out again Sunday
    Yunel Escobar (neck) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Escobar suffered a hyper-extended neck during Friday's game. He could be ready to go on Tuesday after Monday's off day. The Nats have Danny Espinosa at second base and Anthony Rendon at third. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 7:46 am
  • Hanley Ramirez sitting out on Sunday
    Hanley Ramirez is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off. Jackie Bradley is in left field while Ramirez rests. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 7:30 am
  • Ramirez doubles in loss to Royals
    Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a double in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: The double was just Ramirez's 11th of the season. He's been one of the worst regular starters since the middle of July, hitting just .191/.214/.234 in 98 post-All-Star at-bats. To be fair, he is dealing with a foot injury this month, but the numbers he's posted for the season (.254/.294/.433 with 19 homers, 53 RBI and six steals) simply haven't been what the Red Sox paid for in the off-season. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 8:13 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (neck) not in Nats lineup
    Yunel Escobar (neck) is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Escobar suffered a hyper-extended neck during Friday's game and is considered day-to-day. Look for his probable return on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 12:27 pm
  • Escobar day-to-day with hyper-extended neck
    Yunel Escobar is considered day-to-day with a hyper-extended neck.

    Advice: Escobar was forced to leave Friday's game against the Brewers after sustaining the injury when he crashed into a railing while chasing down a foul ball. Expect him to get an extra day of rest on Saturday before returning to the starting lineup on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 9:53 am
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