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  • Kang parks a homer as Bucs rout the Padres
    Jung Ho Kang hit a three-run homer as the Pirates topped the Padres 11-5 on Thursday.

    Advice: He finished 1-for-5. Now riding a 10-game hitting streak, Kang is making it mighty difficult for Jordy Mercer to make an argument to regain at-bats. It's still early yet, but Kang's game has transitioned surprisingly smoothly stateside. He's hitting .308/.371/.462 with three steals, three homers and 17 RBI in 104 at-bats. Kang deserves to be owned in more leagues than he currently is. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:07 pm
  • OF McCutchen has another multi-hit effort
    Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI as the Pirates bested the Padres on Thursday.

    Advice: McCutchen has finally woken up from his early-season slumber. He's had multi-hit games in five of his last eight, recording three in three of them. Hitting .188 as recently as May 6, McCutchen has his slash line up to .272/.364/.473. Expect it to keep rising. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:58 pm
  • Pujols reaches base 3 times, homers in win
    Albert Pujols went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer, two walks and two runs scored in a 12-2 victory against the Tigers on Thursday.

    Advice: Pujols has nine homers -- putting him on a 30-pace clip -- but he isn't doing much else. He has only 19 RBI and has a rough .238/.294/.436 slash line. On a positive note, he's hit safely in six of seven and has four extra-base hits in that stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:45 pm
  • Iannetta smacks grand slam as LAA punks DET
    Chris Iannetta went 2-for-4 with a double and a grand slam on Thursday in a 12-2 stomping of the Tigers.

    Advice: With the game already out of hand, Detroit stretched Tom Gorzelanny beyond his LOOGY capabilities and his ERA will suffer for it for some time. Not that Iannetta much cares. His slash line was a hideous .123/.217/.137 as recently as 11 days ago, but Carlos Perez's emergence has jolted him awake. Iannetta has 12 RBI in his past 10 games and three homers and three doubles across his last eight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • OF Aoki has fifth straight multi-hit effort
    Nori Aoki finished 2-for-4 with a run scored on Thursday versus the Braves.

    Advice: Aoki has five straight multi-hit games and a six-game hit streak overall. With the way he's hitting, the Giants won't be able to pull him out of the lineup or the leadoff slot. Aoki is slashing .326/.398/.418 with 11 steals, the latter good for fourth in the NL. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Belt homers in 7-0 victory versus the Braves
    Brandon Belt's sixth home run of the season helped the Giants beat the Braves 7-0 on Thursday.

    Advice: He finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored, adding a double. The seventh inning round-tripper, on a 1-2 count against Shelby Miller, gave the Giants a 1-0 lead. San Francisco broke open the game in the next frame. Belt is now slashing .305/.375/.536. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Burns Notice: Billy smacks another homer
    Billy Burns finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Thursday's 5-4 victory over the Yankees.

    Advice: Billy Burns is apparently the new Rickey Henderson. He's hit two homers in the past five games (and also smacked a double). How surprising is that? Well, Mr. Burns hit a grand total of two homers in 1,796 minor league at-bats. He slugged .357 on the farm, but has found this major league stuff pretty easy with a .417 mark (and a .302 average). It won't continue, but who are we to rain on Billy Burns' parade? Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Moss goes 2-for-4 with a home run, 2 runs
    Brandon Moss finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the Mariners on Thursday.

    Advice: It was his third homer of the past eight games. Cleveland asked for power when acquiring Moss and that's exactly what they've gotten: He's on pace for 28 homers and 97 RBI. Everything else is still making the transit from California, as Moss sports an underwhelming .227/.300/.447 slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:03 pm
  • Aybar pulled with tightness in left hamstring
    Erick Aybar was pulled from Thursday's game against the Tigers due to tightness in his left hamstring.

    Advice: It's unclear if it's a day-to-day type of ailment, or if Aybar may require a stint on the disabled list. It may depend on how the shortstop is feeling on Friday. If he is forced to see an extended absence, the Angels may be forced to recall Josh Rutledge from Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:56 pm
  • Erick Aybar leaves game with hamstring injury
    Erick Aybar was removed from Thursday's game against the Tigers with an apparent hamstring injury.

    Advice: Aybar was hustling down the first base line while attempting to beat out a bunt single in the fifth inning. He was replaced by Taylor Featherston, who could see additional playing time if Aybar requires any sort of extended absence. The Angels should have an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:45 pm
  • David Dahl (spleen) to miss remainder of year
    Rockies prospect David Dahl will miss the remainder of the 2015 season after suffering a lacerated spleen in a gruesome collision in the outfield in a Double-A game on Thursday.

    Advice: Dahl underwent successful surgery on Thursday to repair the massive laceration. Due to the severity of the injury, it's likely that he'll have to wear a protective device for the rest of his career to protect his spleen. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:16 pm
     
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @Phi
  • Crisp (neck) to miss at least another month
    Coco Crisp (neck) is scheduled to undergo an epidural on Monday and will be sidelined at least a month afterward.

    Advice: The hope remains that he will be able to avoid surgery, though it continues to look unlikely that he will be fantasy relevant this season. Billy Burns will continue to benefit in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:28 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Jose Iglesias returns to lineup Thursday
    Jose Iglesias (knee) has returned to the Tigers starting lineup on Thursday

    Advice: He missed the last four games due to soreness in his knee, but appears to be good to go. The Tigers sent Dixon Machado back to Triple-A on Thursday, indicating they have confidence in The health of Iglesias. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:51 pm
  • Angels designate Marc Krauss for assignment
    Angels designated 1B Marc Krauss for assignment.

    Advice: Krauss hit just .143/.211/.286 during his brief time with the Angels before he was sent down in favor or Kirk Nieuwenhuis. He could attract some interest on waivers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:08 pm
     
    Not Active
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Green starting at first base Thursday
    Grant Green will start at first base Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Meanwhile, Albert Pujols will serve as the designated hitter and Matt Joyce will start in left field. The newly-acquired Kirk Nieuwenhuis is on the bench. This will be Green's first career start at first base, though he has made three previous appearances at the position. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:53 pm
     
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Red Sox place Nava (thumb) on 15-day DL
    Red Sox placed OF Daniel Nava on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 26, with a sprained left thumb.

    Advice: It was obvious that something would have to give with Carlos Peguero joining the team, so putting Nava on the disabled list enables the Red Sox to keep him in the organization rather than expose him to waivers. The 32-year-old is batting just .159/.250/.190 through 27 games this season and the thumb injury has apparently been bothering him for a while. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:53 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Martin not in Thursday's lineup
    Leonys Martin is not in Thursday's lineup against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Delino DeShields will start in center field and bat leadoff against Red Sox rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. Chances are Martin will be back in there Friday with right-handed knuckleballer Steven Wright on the hill. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:33 pm
  • Machado leading off in night cap of DH
    Manny Machado will bat leadoff and play third base in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

    Advice: Machado was ejected from the first game of the doubleheader after slamming his bat when he was called out on strikes, but he's right back in there for the nightcap. David Lough will start in left field while Steve Clevenger is behind the plate. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:24 pm
  • Jones singles, strikes out twice vs CWS
    Adam Jones went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Jones did hit a single against Chris Sale, but otherwise, he was held quiet. He hasn't had many of these kinds of games this season. For the year, Jones is hitting .313/.353/.472 with six homers, 25 RBI and 21 runs scored. His bat is one of the most consistent in the majors. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:09 pm
  • Machado ejected from first game of DH
    Manny Machado was ejected from the first half of Thursday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

    Advice: Machado slammed his equipment down after getting called out on a check swing to end the bottom of the eighth inning. He finished the game 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. Ryan Flaherty entered to play third base in the ninth. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:37 pm
  • DeShields Jr. starting in CF on Thursday
    Delino DeShields Jr. is starting in center field and leading off Thursday night against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Leonys Martin is on the bench with the Red Sox throwing left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. DeShields should continue to start over Martin against southpaws, with Martin handling center against most righties. Interesting note: DeShields made his major league debut at second base late in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Indians. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:30 pm
  • Almora cracks second home run
    Cubs prospect OF Albert Almora went 2-for-5 with a solo home run on Wednesday for Double-A Tennessee.

    Advice: The long ball was the second of the season for Almora, who’s batting .271/.312/.364 through 33 games for Tennessee. The 2012 first-round pick missed time early in the season with a concussion, and he was held out of action last week after a scary outfield collision. Beyond that, the 21-year-old outfielder has fared well as one of the younger everyday players in the Southern League, though it wouldn’t be surprising if he spent the entire 2015 season at the Double-A level. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:25 pm
     
    Not Active
    1:05 pm vs KC
  • David Dahl suffered concussion, broken rib
    Rockies prospect David Dahl suffered a concussion and broken rib in a nasty on-field collision.

    Advice: Dahl might also have a ruptured spleen and will obviously be sidelined for an extended period. The 21-year-old outfielder was batting just .263/.290/.374 with three home runs through 43 games this season at Double-A New Britain, though he has tallied 11 stolen bases. Dahl was the 10th overall pick in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:06 pm
     
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @Phi
  • Garcia (knee) will not play in doubleheader
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed that Avisail Garcia (knee) won't play in either half of Thursday's doubleheader at Baltimore's Camden Yards.

    Advice: Garcia hasn't played since leaving Monday's game in Toronto with discomfort in his right knee. It's something that has been bothering him for a couple of weeks, so the White Sox want to give him some extended rest. The 23-year-old is batting .327/.365/.456 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 39 games this season. J.B. Shuck is in right field in the first half Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:25 am
  • Avisail Garcia (knee) not in lineup Thursday
    Avisail Garcia (knee) is not in the White Sox starting lineup for the first half of Thursday's doubleheader.

    Advice: He might also sit out the second half. Garcia left Monday's game in Toronto after experiencing renewed discomfort in his right knee and the White Sox opted to keep him off the Rogers Centre turf for the remainder of that series. He remains day-to-day. J.B. Shuck is starting in right field on Thursday afternoon in Baltimore. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:44 am
  • Angels option Marc Krauss to AAA level
    Angels optioned 1B Marc Krauss to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Krauss had a couple of timely hits in his two-week stay with the Halos, but he ultimately posted a disappointing .143/.211/.286 overall batting line. This move clears a roster spot for outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who was acquired from the Mets on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:51 am
     
    Not Active
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Matt Adams to undergo surgery on torn quad
    Matt Adams will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn right quadriceps muscle.

    Advice: The same 3-4 month timetable holds, though that still could mean the rest of the season for the big first baseman. Adams tore his right quad on Tuesday night while legging out a double. Mark Reynolds has taken over as the Cardinals' starting first baseman and holds a good amount of mixed-league fantasy value as a power threat in a deep lineup. It's another tough blow for the Cards, and yet they have the best record and run differential in Major League Baseball. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:32 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs LAD
  • Pederson has a pair of singles in loss to ATL
    Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 on Wednesday as the Dodgers lost to the Braves 3-2.

    Advice: Pederson, 23, went 7-for-13 in the three-game set against Atlanta. He boasts a .945 OPS and is on pace for 42 homers, 81 RBI and 95 runs. The heavy frontrunner for NL Rookie of the Year honors has secured leadoff duties for the foreseeable future (and perhaps decade) by posting a .392 OBP with an outstanding walk rate. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:18 pm
  • Middlebrooks has 5 multi-hit games in past 8
    Will Middlebrooks went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 5-4 win against the Angels.

    Advice: Middlebrooks' two-run round-tripper off Garrett Richards in the fourth inning gave the Padres a 3-2 lead in an eventual 5-4 triumph. He continues to be a frustrating asset in NL-only leagues, though the third baseman has performed better of late. Middlebrooks has exactly two hits in five of his last eight games. Of course, in the other three he had zero. He's slashing .226/.260/.397 with six homers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:11 pm
  • Mark Trumbo hits eighth homer in loss
    Mark Trumbo hit his eighth homer and walked twice versus the Cardinals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Trumbo hit two homers in the series against the Cardinals, one of several potential suitors for his services this summer. It wouldn't have seemed like a fit a day ago, but with Matt Adams (quad) out for a few months and perhaps the rest of the season, a power-hitting first baseman -- one better than Mark Reynolds -- might be a need for St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:03 pm
     
    Player Note
    Mark Trumbo Ari - 1B,OF
    5:10 pm @Mil
  • Matt Adams (quad) expected to miss 3-4 months
    Matt Adams is expected to miss 3-4 months with a strained right quad, the team announced Wednesday.

    Advice: It's still unclear whether he'll require surgery, but either way his season is officially in jeopardy. Mark Reynolds moves into an everyday role with the injury, and the NL Central-leading Cardinals may be forced to look outside the organization for help at some point. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:41 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs LAD
  • Matt Adams could need surgery on right quad
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that Matt Adams could need surgery on his right quad.

    Advice: Adams injured the quad Tuesday while legging out a double and the Cardinals are still determining whether it's a Grade 2 or Grade 3 strain. Grade 3 is the most severe and would almost certainly require a surgical procedure. Either way, Adams is looking at a lengthy absence. Mark Reynolds will serve as the Cardinals' primary first baseman. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:03 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs LAD
  • Delino DeShields appears at second base
    Delino DeShields Jr. made his major league debut at second base late in Wednesday's blowout loss.

    Advice: Manager Jeff Banister said earlier this week that there weren't any immediate plans to give DeShields starts at second base. He played the position regularly from 2011-2013 in the minors, but he proved much better defensively in the outfield. Of course, there's now fewer at-bats for him there with Josh Hamilton off the DL. He'll likely get most of his starts versus lefties unless he shows he's a realistic option at second. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:09 pm
  • Matt Adams (quad) placed on disabled list
    Cardinals placed 1B Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quad.

    Advice: It's not clear at this point how severe the strain is, so a timetable for Adams' return isn't known at the moment. It certainly figures to be more than a minimum stay on the DL, though, and could be a rather lengthy one. Mark Reynolds will handle first base in the meantime. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:33 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs LAD
  • Jose Iglesias (knee) still out Wednesday
    Jose Iglesias (knee) remained out of the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

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

    Advice: It's a rare day off versus a righty for Moss. David Murphy is starting in right field, while Nick Swisher is handling designated hitter duties. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:31 am
  • Belt hits fifth homer, Giants down Brewers
    Brandon Belt hit his fifth home run of the season to help the Giants best the Brewers 6-3 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Belt hit the solo shot off Corey Knebel in the seventh inning. The homer was the fourth in the first baseman's last 10 games. Belt is hitting .301/.375/.510 with 20 RBI and 22 runs scored this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:39 pm
  • Matt Adams (quad) expected to land on DL
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that he has a "high level" of concern about Matt Adams's right quad injury and a disabled list move is expected.

    Advice: Adams strained his quad while rounding first base on a double in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game. It sounds like he could require a lengthy stay on the disabled list, although more won't be known until he presumably undergoes an MRI. Mark Reynolds is in line to play regularly at first base while Adams is out, and the team could bring up Xavier Scruggs from Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:24 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs LAD
  • Matt Adams diagnosed with strained quad
    Matt Adams has been diagnosed with a strained right quad.

    Advice: Adams pulled his quad while rounding first base on a double in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game. He was awfully gimpy while walking off, so a trip to the disabled list looks likely. Mark Reynolds would be in line to take over at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:27 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs LAD
  • Matt Adams leaves with apparent quad injury
    Matt Adams exited Tuesday's game versus the Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with an apparent right quad injury.

    Advice: Adams pulled up lame while rounding first base as he gingerly pulled into second base with a double. He was able to walk off the field under his own power but did so with a noticeable limp. More should be known about his status later Tuesday, but it certainly looked like something that could lead to a disabled list stint. Mark Reynolds would be in line to take over at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:59 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs LAD
  • Jose Iglesias (knee) out again Tuesday night
    Jose Iglesias (knee) remained out of the Tigers' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the third straight start he's missed after banging his left knee on Saturday. Iglesias is day-to-day. Andrew Romine is filling in at shortstop. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:36 pm
  • Avisail Garcia (knee) won't return Wednesday
    Avisail Garcia (knee) won't return Wednesday.

    Advice: Garcia left Monday's game in Toronto after experiencing renewed discomfort in his right knee and he is not in the lineup Tuesday. The White Sox have decided to keep him off the heavily-criticized new turf at Rogers Centre. J.B. Shuck is filling in for Chicago. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:47 pm
  • DeShields not in Tuesday's lineup
    Delino DeShields Jr. is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

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

    Advice: Garcia left Monday's game with continued inflammation in his right knee and is considered day-to-day. J.B. Shuck will fill in Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:44 pm
  • Pujols delivers a walk-off RBI single vs. SDP
    Albert Pujols hit a broken-bat RBI single to help the Angels walk off winners in the bottom of the ninth against the Padres on Monday.

    Advice: Padres closer Craig Kimbrel was trying to clean up Kevin Quackenbush's mess and walked Mike Trout to load the bases with two outs to face Pujols. Pujols broke his bat, but was strong enough to drive a grounder into left field for the walk-off hit. He finished 1-for-5 on the night. The veteran first baseman is batting a mediocre .228/.280/.420 with eight home runs and 17 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:23 pm
  • Garcia day-to-day with knee inflammation
    Avisail Garcia is considered day-to-day after leaving Monday's game with more inflammation in his right knee.

    Advice: Garcia had just returned to action on Sunday after missing two games with the ailment. He singled in his first at-bat Monday but then had to be taken out when the knee acted up on him again. It sets up as a sticky situation for fantasy owners, as Garcia's ailment doesn't appear bad enough to require a disabled list stint but he also might be in and out of the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:07 pm
  • Mark Trumbo goes deep in Arizona's loss
    Mark Trumbo slugged a game-tying, two-run homer in the eighth inning of Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: His blast after an Ender Inciarte single came off of terrific reliever Kevin Siegrist, as the D'Backs knotted things up before the Cards eventually won in the 10th. Trumbo has given Arizona pretty much what they should have expected this season with a .264/.303/.507 batting line and seven home runs. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:49 pm
     
    Player Note
    Mark Trumbo Ari - 1B,OF
    5:10 pm @Mil
  • Avisail Garcia removed with injury Monday
    Avisail Garcia exited Monday's game against the Blue Jays in the second inning with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Garcia singled in his lone at-bat in the top of the frame but then was removed for defense in the bottom of the inning. The outfield has battled inflammation in his right knee of late, so it's safe to assume that's the issue here again. The White Sox should update his status soon. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:40 pm
  • Aoki has four hits, HR, vs. Brewers
    Nori Aoki had a huge day against the Brewers on Monday, going 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, a walk, two runs scored, and a stolen base.

    Advice: Aoki filled up the box score against his former team, hitting a solo homer in the third inning -- his second home run of the season -- and an RBI single in the sixth along the way. He's done a nice job as San Francisco's leadoff man, batting .312 with a .391 on-base percentage over 44 games. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:50 pm
  • Jung Ho Kang not in Pirates' lineup Monday
    Jung Ho Kang is not in the Pirates' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Josh Harrison is starting at third base and Jordy Mercer is starting at shortstop against Marlins right-hander David Phelps. Kang will be available off the bench. He's batting .304/.369/.435 in his first 31 major league games. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:34 pm
  • Iglesias (knee) not in Detroit lineup Monday
    Jose Iglesias (knee) is not in the Tigers' starting lineup Monday afternoon in Oakland.

    Advice: Dixon Machado will get the nod at shortstop and bat ninth. Iglesias injured his knee Saturday when he collided with Chris Carter of the Astros. An MRI ruled out any structural damage, but he has a bad bruise. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:36 am
  • Belt delivers RBI double in loss on Sunday
    Brandon Belt went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in a losing effort against the Rockies on Sunday.

    Advice: The Giants had been shut out heading into the ninth inning, where they finally broke through against Chad Bettis to score a pair of runs. Belt has been a monster on the road in recent weeks and is now slashing .311/.384/.511 with 19 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:25 pm
  • Machado scores twice in loss to Marlins
    Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Machado scored in the sixth and eighth innings. They would be the only runs that the Orioles scored in the 5-4 loss. He also smacked a double, his 11th of the year. Machado is now hitting .286/.347/.474 with six homers, 19 RBI and 25 runs scored. He's starting to come through on some of his potential and upside. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:18 pm
  • Burns homers, scores 3 runs in an A's win
    Billy Burns went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, a stolen base, and three runs scored in Sunday's victory over the Rays.

    Advice: Burns led off the game with a solo home run to right field off of Erasmo Ramirez, serving as his first career long ball. He also singled twice and stole a base en route to scoring two more runs. The speedy outfielder has been a spark plug at the top of the Athletics' lineup, batting .309/.356/.395 with seven stolen bases in nine attempts. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:04 pm
  • Avisail Garcia (knee) returns to lineup Sun.
    Avisail Garcia (knee) is back in the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Garcia hasn't played since Thursday due to inflammation in his right knee, but he apparently feels well enough to give it a go in this one. The 23-year-old is hitting a nifty .319/.359/.451 with four homers this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:21 am
  • Jose Iglesias (knee) has X-rays, MRI
    Jose Iglesias underwent X-rays and an MRI, which confirmed that he is merely dealing with a left knee contusion.

    Advice: Iglesias injured the knee when he collided with the Astros' Chris Carter on Saturday. He's not in Sunday's lineup but isn't expected to miss much time. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:20 am
  • Jose Iglesias (knee) not in Sunday's lineup
    Jose Iglesias (knee) is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Iglesias banged knees with the Astros' Chris Carter on Saturday, forcing him from the game. He only has a bruise but is likely still pretty sore. Andrew Romine is at shortstop in his place. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:38 am
  • Pederson slugs 12th homer, Dodgers top Pads
    Joc Pederson slugged his 12th home run of the season Saturday in the Dodgers' defeat of the Padres.

    Advice: It was a first-inning solo shot off Padres starter Ian Kennedy. Pederson, 23, boasts a .943 OPS through 42 games this season and he's on pace for 46 homers and 100 runs scored. Just give him the NL Rookie of the Year Award. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:24 pm
  • Aybar doubles and scores twice in loss to BOS
    Eric Aybar went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Aybar's double in the eighth inning was his seventh of the season. A hot May has helped boost Aybar's numbers and he's now hitting .274/.320/.335 with a homer, 14 RBI and 19 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:41 pm
  • Middlebrooks starting at shortstop Saturday
    Will Middlebrooks will make his first career start at shortstop Saturday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Middlebooks played one inning at shortstop against the Diamondbacks on May 10. With Middlebrooks occupying shortstop, Cory Spangenberg will draw the start at third base. Alexi Amarista, who has started at shortstop for 31 of San Diego's 44 games this season, will get the night off. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:50 pm
  • Jose Iglesias leaves early with bruised knee
    Jose Iglesias is day-to-day after leaving Saturday's game with a left knee contusion.

    Advice: He banged knees with Chris Carter on an infield single back in the third inning. Hernan Perez came in to pinch-run for Iglesias after he singled again in the fifth. Perez and Andrew Romine are candidates to fill in at shortstop if Iglesias misses time. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:47 pm
  • Avisail Garcia remains out of ChiSox lineup
    Avisail Garcia (knee) remains out of the White Sox lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Friday that Garcia could miss a couple of games, and admitted Saturday that he wanted to give him an extra day as a precautionary measure. J.B. Shuck is once again getting the start in his absence. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:44 am
  • Leonys Martin not in Rangers lineup Saturday
    Leonys Martin is not in the Rangers starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It appears as though the Rangers will continue to ride the hot hand, with Delino DeShields again starting in center field and hitting leadoff for the Rangers against opposing southpaw C.C. Sabathia. Look for Martin to return to the lineup on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:49 am
  • Athletics place Coco Crisp (neck) on DL
    Athletics placed OF Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list with compressed discs in his neck.

    Advice: There are no immediate plans for the off-injured outfielder to undergo surgery, but also no clear timetable for his return. At this stage, fantasy owners may be wise to cut bait and free up a roster spot. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:45 am
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Brandon Belt goes 3-for-5, homers
    Brandon Belt went 3-for-5 and hit his fourth homer Friday at Coors Field.

    Advice: It's the fourth time in eight days that Belt has had three hits and homer. He's hitting .375 in May after coming in at .235 with no homers in April. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:35 pm
  • Joc Pederson hits 11th homer in victory
    Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 and hit a tiebreaking homer off Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning Friday as the Dodgers beat the Padres 2-1.

    Advice: That's 11 homers for Pederson, so he's still on pace for right around 40. Of course, he's not going to keep that up, but he's the obvious Rookie of the Year favorite at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:57 pm
  • Machado knocks in three runs vs. Marlins
    Manny Machado drove in three runs in Friday's 8-5 win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Machado went 2-for-5 on the night and knocked in runs with a ground out in the fifth and a two-run double in the eighth. The 22-year-old has shown good patience out of the leadoff spot for the Orioles and owns a solid .285/.346/.472 batting line with six home runs, 19 RBI, seven stolen bases, and 23 runs scored over 39 games. He has all the ingredients of a fantasy stud. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:35 pm
  • Iannetta smacks three-run homer vs. BoSox
    Chris Iannetta connected for a three-run homer and drew two walks in Friday's blowout win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: His three-run blast was the big blow in a nine-run fifth inning for the Angels. Iannetta got off to a miserable start this season, but he has shown signs of life in recent days by going 8-for-18 (.444) with two home runs, two doubles, and seven RBI over his last five games. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:14 pm
  • Pujols (hand) homers in return to lineup
    Albert Pujols (hand) went 2-for-6 with a solo home run and two runs scored in his return to the lineup Friday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Pujols sat out Thursday after being hit in the left hand by a pitch on Wednesday, but he thinks he can play through it. The 35-year-old is batting .235/.290/.436 with eight home runs and 16 RBI through 39 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:13 pm
  • Avisail Garcia (knee) could miss a few games
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Friday that Avisail Garcia's knee injury could cause him to miss a couple of games.

    Advice: The inflammation in his right knee has been an ongoing issue for Garcia, and it looks like it could cost him another couple of games this weekend. J.B. Shuck got the start in his place on Friday and could be in line for additional playing time while Garcia is sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:36 pm
  • Moss homers, knocks in three vs. Reds
    Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and a walk in a win over the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: Moss blasted a solo homer in the third inning and added a two-run double one inning later. The 31-year-old has three home runs and 13 RBI through 18 games this month, but he continues to have issues making contact. He's batting just .233 through 33 games this season while striking out 27 percent of the time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:47 pm
  • Kang has RBI, SB in win over Mets
    Jung Ho Kang had an RBI single and a stolen base against the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: Kang has hit safely in five straight games and owns a .310/.372/.440 batting line with two home runs, 11 RBI, and three stolen bases through 29 games. He has pushed the struggling Jordy Mercer to the bench in recent days and deserves to be owned in more fantasy leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:57 pm
  • Avisail Garcia scratched with knee issue
    Avisail Garcia was scratched from the White Sox starting lineup on Friday due to inflammation in his right knee.

    Advice: The knee has been a constant issue for Garcia in recent weeks and has caused him to miss several games along the way. J.B. Shuck will start in his place on Friday and bat seventh against Phil Hughes and the Twins. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:54 pm
  • Coco Crisp (neck) won't have surgery
    Coco Crisp will not undergo surgery to repair his nagging neck injury.

    Advice: Crisp revealed via social media on Thursday that he received "disheartening news" about his neck after seeing a doctor, but the plan is to treat the ailment with rest and rehab. The alternative would be a potentially career-ending operation, so it's no surprise they chose the former route. The A's haven't decided yet whether to place Crisp on the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:11 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Albert Pujols (hand) back in lineup Friday
    Albert Pujols (hand) is back in the Angels' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Pujols sat out Thursday after being hit in the left hand by a pitch, but he wound up missing just the one game. He's batting .231/.288/.413 with seven homers for the Halos this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:49 pm
  • Coco Crisp gets bad news about neck injury
    Coco Crisp said via Snapchat on Thursday that he got "disheartening news" about his neck injury, but would not elaborate.

    Advice: The oft-injured outfielder underwent an MRI on Thursday and is scheduled to meet with a doctor in Dallas on Friday. The Athletics should provide an update on his status then, but a trip to the disabled list certainly appears to be in order. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:04 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Belt(wrist) says he's fine after hit by pitch
    Brandon Belt (wrist) indicated that he was fine after being hit by a pitch during Thursday's game against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Belt was drilled by a Clayton Kershaw offering and admitted that it caused him to have flashbacks to last year's wrist injury, but he insists that he's perfectly fine. He has finally started to show signs of life offensively this past week, so as long as he's in the lineup on Friday fantasy owners should continue rolling him out there. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:52 pm
  • Crisp (neck) to see doctor Friday
    Coco Crisp (neck) will get an MRI on Thursday and is scheduled to see a doctor in Dallas on Friday.

    Advice: It was originally reported that he would see a specialist on Thursday, but there was a scheduling conflict. Crisp left Tuesday's game with a neck issue that is similar to the problem he dealt with in 2014. It's possible he'll need another stint on the DL. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:15 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Albert Pujols (hand) hopes to play Friday
    Albert Pujols (hand) hopes to play Friday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Pujols was hit in the lower part of his left hand by a pitch on Wednesday. He's still dealing with some swelling and is having some trouble gripping the bat, but already has felt some improvement. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:58 pm
  • Pujols (hand) not in Angels' lineup Thursday
    Albert Pujols (hand) is not in the Angels' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Pujols was hit on the lower part of his left hand Wednesday by a Drew Hutchison pitch. X-rays showed no fractures, but he still has some soreness and bruising. Marc Krauss will start at first base and bat second Thursday in Toronto. Mike Trout will bat third. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:29 pm
  • Iglesias not in Tigers' lineup on Thursday
    Jose Iglesias is not in the Tigers' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for Iglesias, who has battled some groin issues. Andrew Romine is at shortstop as the Tigers kick off a four-game set with the Astros. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:50 am
  • Pujols 'OK', day to day with hand contusion
    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said Albert Pujols is "OK" and will be day to day with a bruised hand.

    Advice: Dipoto added that there are no fractures or broken bones in Pujols' left hand or wrist. Pujols may sit out Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, but he should avoid a disabled list stint. He got struck with a Drew Hutchinson pitch on Wednesday night. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:22 pm
  • McCutchen homers, but Pirates fall in 13th
    Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, but the Pirates fell in 13 innings to the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: McCutchen knotted the game up at 3-3 with an eighth-inning opposite-field home run off of Blaine Boyer. It's number five on the year for the outfielder, who has started to look much better at the plate. He's batting .238/.333/.399 with 23 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:12 pm
  • Adams ends power drought, homers in a win
    Matt Adams ended his power drought, going 2-for-5 with a three-run home run as the Cardinals trampled the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Adams hadn't registered an extra-base hit in the month of May until his fourth-inning three-run blast off of Bartolo Colon. The slugger has four round-trippers on the season along with 18 RBI and a .250/.277/.379 triple-slash line. As a result of the slump, Adams has seen slightly reduced playing time, particularly against left-handers, but if he's able to heat up, he'll reclaim regular at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:35 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs LAD
  • Pujols undergoing tests on left hand, wrist
    Albert Pujols underwent tests on his left hand and wrist Wednesday night.

    Advice: The first baseman was hit by a Drew Hutchison pitch in the hand and wrist area during Wednesday's game, eventually necessitating his exit. The immediate diagnosis from the Angels was a left hand contusion, but that doesn't appear to be the end of the story. Reports had Pujols leaving the ballpark with a cast on his wrist. The results of Wednesday's tests, and Pujols' prognosis going forward, should be known Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:07 pm
  • Krauss doubles, sends Angels to a victory
    Mark Krauss helped the Angels take a late lead and an eventual win with a two-run double on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: First baseman Albert Pujols had to leave the game after he was hit on the wrist by a pitch, so Krauss replaced him at first base. He turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead when he hit a seventh-inning double to plate two runs off of Steve Delabar. Krauss had been 1-for-13 since his promotion on May 12. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:50 pm
     
    Not Active
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Pujols diagnosed with left hand contusion
    Albert Pujols has been diagnosed with a left hand contusion.

    Advice: It's a fortunate diagnosis, as it certainly seemed possible something was broken after he was hit by a Drew Hutchison pitch. It sounds like he'll only miss a day or two, but more should be known Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:42 pm
  • Crisp to visit a neck specialist on Thursday
    Coco Crisp will visit a neck specialist in the Dallas area on Thursday morning.

    Advice: Crisp was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Astros with a neck injury and did not play Wednesday. It's similar to the neck problem that bothered him in 2014. The veteran outfielder could be headed to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:48 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Coco Crisp (neck) sitting out Wednesday
    Coco Crisp (neck) is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Crisp exited Tuesday's game with a neck issue that manager Bob Melvin admitted was similar to the nagging neck ailment the outfielder battled last season. He's considered day-to-day. Craig Gentry is in left field Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:17 am
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Moss blasts sixth homer in win over White Sox
    Brandon Moss hit his sixth home run of the season in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Moss took reliever Zach Putnam deep in the eighth inning. The homer was the first baseman's first since May 6. He's got six homers and 24 RBI through 35 games thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:57 pm
  • Crisp's neck injury similar to last year's
    Athletics manager Bob Melvin said that the neck injury Coco Crisp suffered Tuesday is similar to the one he dealt with last season.

    Advice: Well, that's not encouraging. Crisp never was placed on the disabled list last season, but he was limited to just 126 games in 2014 while battling the neck ailment off and on. Melvin said that the outfielder is considered day-to-day. Crisp is off to a 2-for-45 start at the plate this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:48 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Martin hits pinch-hit homer in loss to BoSox
    Leonys Martin hit a pinch-hit home run in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Batting against Red Sox closer Koji Uehara in the ninth inning, Martin led off the inning with the solo blast. He's now got two home runs on the year and has lost some playing time to Rule 5 pick Delino DeShields in recent days. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • Coco Crisp leaves game with neck tightness
    Coco Crisp left Tuesday's game against the Astros with neck tightness.

    Advice: It's unclear how serious the ailment might be, but with Crisp's history of neck issues there has to be some concern. The A's should have an update on his status after Tuesday's game concludes. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:33 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs NYY
  • Adams not in Tuesday's lineup
    Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Mark Reynolds will start at first base with left-hander Jon Niese on the mound for New York. He's batting sixth. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:40 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs LAD
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