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  • Headley homers, drives in three in rout of KC
    Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the Yankees torched the Royals 14-1 on Memorial Day.

    Advice: Headley kicked off the rout with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning, then Brian McCann and Brett Gardner both followed with three-run shots in what became an eight-run opening frame. Stephen Drew added another three-run homer in the bottom of the second, finally driving Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie from the game. Headley also had an infield single and an RBI double. He's batting .255/.309/.416 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 44 games this season.
    58 minutes ago
    W, 14-1 vs ^ KC
  • Bautista (shoulder) hopes for OF in one week
    Jose Bautista (shoulder) is hoping to be available to play the outfield in one week.

    Advice: The Blue Jays will be in Washington that night and will not have the designated hitter spot available. Bautista sat out a second straight game Monday after receiving a cortisone shot in his shoulder, but he could feel well enough to be back in there at DH on Tuesday.
    59 minutes ago
    4:07 pm vs x CWS
  • Steve Pearce homers to lead Orioles
    Steve Pearce hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to help the Orioles beat the Astros 4-3 on Monday.

    Advice: Pearce has just nine hits this month, but at least three of them have been homers, and since one was a grand slam, he has driven in 10 runs. There's still plenty of room for him to reemerge as a full-time player for the Orioles if he can get hot. Really, though, he's struggled just to tread water all season.
    Today, 1:40 pm
    New Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    W, 4-3 vs ^ Hou
  • Jose Bautista (shoulder) is out again Monday
    Jose Bautista (shoulder) is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup again on Monday.

    Advice: Bautista also sat out Sunday after getting a cortisone injection in his ailing right shoulder. He's been bothered by shoulder discomfort for over a month, but the Blue Jays are expected to keep the slugger active and continue using him as their primary designated hitter. Edwin Encarnacion is at DH on Monday against the White Sox and Justin Smoak is at first base.
    Today, 12:37 pm
    4:07 pm vs x CWS
  • Jon Singleton crushes league-leading 14th HR
    Astros first base prospect Jon Singleton blasted his 14th home run Sunday in a win for Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Singleton owns a .379 average over his last nine games. He's plated 12 runs over that span, stretching his season RBI total to 47. The 23-year-old now leads the Pacific Coast League in homers, RBI, walks (29) and runs scored (35). He's second in total bases (102), OPS (1.045) and slugging (.646). The Astros have Chris Carter at first base and Evan Gattis at DH, so it appears Singleton will continue to see regular at-bats at Fresno until a spot opens up for him.
    Today, 11:51 am
    Not Active
    L, 4-3 x @Bal
  • Rays put Loney on the DL with broken finger
    Rays placed 1B James Loney on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left middle finger.

    Advice: It was initially called a sprain, but further testing revealed the fracture. Loney expects to miss 4-6 weeks, and Tampa Bay will use a mix of players at first base. Logan Forsythe is starting there Monday night.
    Today, 11:39 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x Sea
  • Miguel Cabrera dealing with a 'cranky ankle'
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Miguel Cabrera has been dealing with a "cranky ankle."

    Advice: That's part of the reason for his absence Monday, though Ausmus said it's only a minor thing. Cabrera should return to the Tigers' starting lineup on Tuesday night. Hernan Perez is starting at first base for Detroit in Monday's series opener at Oakland's Coliseum.
    Today, 10:27 am
  • Giants designate Ishikawa for assignment
    Giants activated 1B Travis Ishikawa from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

    Advice: Ishikawa, the hero of last year's NLCS, is now off the Giants' 40-man roster. He had been on the disabled list since the end of spring training with a lower back strain.
    Today, 10:20 am
    Not Active
    W, 8-4 x @Mil
  • Miguel Cabrera getting day of rest on Monday
    Miguel Cabrera is not in the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the A's.

    Advice: Hernan Perez will start at first base and J.D. Martinez will start at DH in the opener at Coliseum. It's just a day of maintenance for Cabrera, who is batting .344/.446/.613 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 45 games.
    Today, 9:34 am
  • Buster Posey not in Giants' lineup on Monday
    Buster Posey is out of the Giants' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Brewers.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for Posey. Andrew Susac will catch Tim Lincecum and bat eighth at Miller Park.
    Today, 9:11 am
  • Morneau (concussion) not on Rox road trip
    Justin Morneau (concussion) did not accompany the Rockies on their road trip.

    Advice: Colorado will play three games in Cincinnati and then three in Philadelphia before heading back home for a weekend set against the Rockies. Morneau could fly out and meet the club at some point, but there's no exact timetable. He was placed on the 7-day disabled list May 16 with a cervical strain and concussion symptoms.
    Today, 8:26 am
    7-Day DL
    W, 5-4 x @Cin
  • McCann (foot) in Yankees' lineup on Monday
    Brian McCann (foot) is in the Yankees' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Royals.

    Advice: McCann made an early exit from Sunday's game with a foot cramp. It obviously wasn't a serious issue.
    Today, 8:04 am
    W, 14-1 vs ^ KC
  • Chris Davis out of Orioles' lineup on Monday
    Chris Davis is not in the Orioles' lineup Monday.

    Advice: He'll take a day of rest against Astros ace Dallas Keuchel. Davis has a whopping 62 strikeouts in 40 games this season, though that's come with eight homers and 22 RBI.
    Today, 7:22 am
    W, 4-3 vs x Hou
  • Duda (hamstring) back in Mets' lineup Mon.
    Lucas Duda (hamstring) is back in the Mets' starting lineup on Monday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Duda tweaked his right hamstring while running to second base Saturday. It obviously wasn't a serious issue. The 29-year-old first baseman is batting .293/.385/.478 with five home runs and 19 RBI in 44 games this season. Juan Lagares (shoulder) is also back Monday.
    Today, 7:21 am
    W, 6-3 vs ^ Phi
  • Brian McCann leaves game late with injury
    Brian McCann was removed from Sunday's game against the Rangers in the ninth inning with a cramp in his foot/calf.

    Advice: Yankees manager Joe Girardi admitted that he was a little concerned about the injury and that the team would know more about it on Monday. Owners in weekly leagues may want to have another option available should it look like the veteran backstop may miss a few games.
    Yesterday, 8:42 pm
    W, 14-1 vs ^ KC
  • James Loney suffers sprained finger Sunday
    James Loney sustained a sprained finger in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.

    Advice: He'll be re-evaluated on Monday before determining his status moving forward. He was one of three Rays offensive starters who suffered injuries in Sunday's defeat.
    Yesterday, 4:04 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x Sea
  • Abreu smacks solo homer in loss to Twins
    Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Abreu hit his solo tater off of Kyle Gibson in the fourth inning. It would be the only run that the White Sox managed to score in the game. The dinger was Abreu's seventh and pushed his RBI total to 23. While he's not hitting at the monstrous level that he was in 2014, he's still posting a rock-solid .282/.349/.474 slash-line.
    Yesterday, 2:27 pm
    4:07 pm ^ @Tor
  • Cabrera rips 11th homer as Tigers fall to HOU
    Miguel Cabrera doubled and hit a solo home run in five at-bats Sunday, but the Tigers lost to the Astros.

    Advice: Cabrera hit a solo home run in the ninth inning, trying to help the Tigers overcome a three-run deficit, but it wasn't enough. As expected, the two-time AL MVP has done nothing but hit this season, carrying a .344/.446/.613 triple-slash line with 11 home runs and 32 RBI.
    Yesterday, 1:45 pm
  • Lucroy (toe) could be activated next weekend
    Jonathan Lucroy (toe) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as next weekend.

    Advice: Lucroy will have an X-ray Monday to see if his fractured left big toe is healed. If it is, he'll be cleared for a short rehab assignment and could be back in the Brewers' lineup next weekend when they take on the Diamondbacks. He's been on the shelf since mid-April.
    Yesterday, 8:35 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 8-4 vs x SF
  • Jose Bautista (shoulder) gets cortisone shot
    Jose Bautista is not in Sunday's lineup after being given a cortisone shot for his ailing right shoulder.

    Advice: Bautista has been dealing with the shoulder malady for over a month now and just can't get over the hump. It appears at this point that he'll continue to play through it, although he'll have to keep doing it in the designated hitter spot.
    Yesterday, 8:11 am
    4:07 pm vs x CWS
  • Jose Bautista sitting out on Sunday
    Jose Bautista is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks like just a routine day off. Edwin Encarnacion is in the designated hitter spot Sunday, with Justin Smoak handling first base and Ezequiel Carrera covering right field.
    Yesterday, 7:48 am
    4:07 pm vs x CWS
  • Lucas Duda (hamstring) not in Sunday's lineup
    Lucas Duda is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday due to a tight hamstring.

    Advice: Duda tweaked the hamstring on a play at second base Saturday. It doesn't sound like more than a day-to-day concern, but the Mets will be careful. Michael Cuddyer is at first base Sunday, with John Mayberry covering left field.
    Yesterday, 7:44 am
    W, 6-3 vs ^ Phi
  • Pedro Alvarez not in Sunday's lineup
    Pedro Alvarez is absent from the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's on the bench in favor of Sean Rodriguez versus lefty Jon Niese. Alvarez has just one hit in 17 at-bats against left-handers this season.
    Yesterday, 7:38 am
    4:05 pm vs ^ Mia
  • Davis goes hit-less in six at-bats vs Marlins
    Chris Davis went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts in Saturday's 13-inning loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Giving six consecutive at-bats to Chris Davis is just asking for multiple strikeouts. Unfortunately for the Orioles, Davis didn't counteract the four strikeouts with any offensive pyrotechnics. The hit-less game dropped his season batting line to .210/.290/.427. He does have eight home runs and 21 driven in, but he doesn't offer much beyond the power.
    Saturday, 8:17 pm
    W, 4-3 vs x Hou
  • Posey sitting out first game of doubleheader
    Buster Posey is not in the Giants lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

    Advice: He'll be back in there behind the plate for the nightcap. Andrew Susac is starting in his place behind the dish and will bat eighth against Jordan Lyles.
    Saturday, 10:42 am
  • Brian McCann not in Yankees lineup Saturday
    Brian McCann is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the veteran backstop being a day game after a night game. John Ryan Murphy will get the start behind the plate and will hit eighth against Nick Martinez and the Rangers.
    Saturday, 7:53 am
    W, 14-1 vs ^ KC
  • Braves inquired on catcher Jonathan Lucroy
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Braves inquired on Jonathan Lucroy but were told he was not available.

    Advice: The Brewers are going to be sellers prior to the trade deadline, but one guy they appear intent on keeping is Lucroy, who is under team control cheaply through 2017. Heyman adds that the Braves have been "disappointed" by the play of Christian Bethancourt, who is batting just .190/.215/.286 and hasn't been as good as expected defensively.
    Friday, 8:54 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 8-4 vs x SF
  • Pearce wallops grand slam off Happ in first
    Steven Pearce hit a grand slam in the first inning of Thursday's 5-4 win over Mariners.

    Advice: Pearce hit the four-bagger off of J.A. Happ with two outs in the first inning. It was Pearce's fourth homer of the season and pushed his RBI count to 15. While he does have a little sneaky pop in his bat, it's not enough to overcome a .198/.275/.341 batting line. Continue to disregard him for fantasy purposes.
    Thursday, 3:27 pm
    New Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    W, 4-3 vs ^ Hou
  • Duda homers twice as Mets blank Cardinals
    Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 with two homers and four RBI in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Duda cracked his first homer, a solo shot, off of Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia in the sixth inning. He added a three-run shot in the eighth to finish off his 2-for-3 day. Duda's now hit five home runs and driven in 19. After a breakout 2014 in which he hit .253/.349/.481, Duda's slashing .302/.397/.497 over 149 at-bats in 2015.
    Thursday, 12:49 pm
    W, 6-3 vs ^ Phi
  • Morneau (head) won't be activated on Friday
    Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Thursday that Justin Morneau will not be activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday when first eligible.

    Advice: Morneau was placed on the 7-day DL on May 16 after suffering a cervical strain (and some concussion symptoms) on a diving play. Weiss told reporters that the veteran first baseman needs "at least a few more days." Morneau has a littered history with concussions, so the Rockies will play it safe.
    Thursday, 10:33 am
    7-Day DL
    W, 5-4 x @Cin
  • Posey goes off for 2B, HR, 3 hits vs. Dodgers
    Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 4-0 triumph versus the rival Dodgers.

    Advice: Posey entered the night as a strong play in daily leagues against the left-hander Brett Anderson, and he paid off for those investing handsomely. Interestingly, the homer came against right-hander Yimi Garcia, not Anderson. Posey, on an eight-game hitting streak, is slashing .308/.379/.476.
    Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • Brian McCann reaches three times
    Brian McCann reached three times and delivered a sac fly Wednesday against the Rangers.

    Advice: McCann walked for just the sixth and seventh times this season. A 1-for-15 slump had dropped his OBP all of the way down to .279.
    Wednesday, 7:22 pm
    W, 14-1 vs ^ KC
  • Posey drives in a run and walks as Giants win
    Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Posey broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with an RBI single to left-center off of Carlos Frias. As the Dodgers were shut out, it turned out to be the deciding hit. The catcher is now on a seven-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 14 of 16 games so far this month. Posey is batting .295/.369/.439 with six home runs and 19 RBI on the year.
    Tuesday, 10:23 pm
  • Jose Bautista goes deep as Jays down Angels
    Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in Monday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: The longball -- which came in the seventh inning off of Cesar Ramos -- was just Bautista's second in his last 19 games. The slugger now has seven dingers on the season and has upped his average to a season-high .235. Bautista remains limited to designated hitter duties due to his ailing shoulder.
    May 18, 1:52 pm
    4:07 pm vs x CWS
  • Jon Singleton blows up for 23 RBI in one week
    Astros prospect Jon Singleton has hit .357 with five homers and 23 RBI over his last seven games for Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Singleton now has an incredible 12 homers and 40 RBI in 36 games this season. Ten of those RBI came in a 17-6 win over Albuquerque last Wednesday. He's fifth in the Pacific Coast League in OPS (.983) and sixth in slugging percentage (.602). The 23-year-old struggled in 95 games for Houston last season (.168 average in 310 at-bats), but he's bound to get another shot if he keeps this up.
    May 18, 11:48 am
    Not Active
    L, 4-3 x @Bal
  • Bautista (shoulder) plays catch from 40 feet
    Jose Bautista (shoulder) played catch at 40 feet in an indoor batting cage Monday morning.

    Advice: Bautista said he felt good after the pregame workout, but he obviously needs to extend the distance of his throws much further before the Blue Jays can feel comfortable putting him back in right field. Bautista is at DH again on Monday afternoon against the Angels.
    May 18, 10:39 am
    4:07 pm vs x CWS
  • Miguel Cabrera plates lone run in loss Sunday
    Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with an RBI double, plating the Tigers lone run in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Cabrera also drew a walk in the contest. He has been on an absolute tear at the plate in recent weeks and now sports a .333/.436/.601 with 10 homers and 30 RBI. He remains arguably the best right-handed hitter in the game and an offensive force in fantasy leagues.
    May 17, 8:04 pm
  • Loney racks up four hits, three RBI vs MIN
    James Loney went 4-for-5 with three RBI in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Loney drove in runs via a fielder's choice in the second inning, an RBI single in the sixth inning and an RBI double in the ninth. In 88 at-bats, Loney is hitting .273/.319/.386 with two home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored.
    May 17, 2:40 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x Sea
  • Duda doubles twice, walks in win vs. Brewers
    Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a walk, and an RBI to help the Mets top the Brewers 5-1 on Sunday.

    Advice: Duda doubled in what turned out to be the game-deciding run in the third inning, which made it a 2-0 game at the time. The first baseman has four multi-hit performances in his last eight games. He's hitting a solid .294/.378/.463 with three home runs and 14 RBI.
    May 17, 1:17 pm
    W, 6-3 vs ^ Phi
  • Pearce hits solo home run in loss to Angels
    Steve Pearce went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Pearce hit the solo home run, his third of the season, off of Matt Shoemaker in the fourth inning. He finished with two hits. The Orioles as a team finished with three. This season, the light-hitting Pearce is batting .195/.276/.325 with three homers and 10 RBI.
    May 16, 7:59 pm
    New Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    W, 4-3 vs ^ Hou
  • Rockies place Morneau on the concussion DL
    Rockies placed 1B Justin Morneau on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Morneau experienced some lightheadedness after jarring his neck on a dive Wednesday. He has been diagnosed with a cervical strain and mild concussion symptoms. The veteran first baseman has a long history of concussions, so the Rockies will play it safe. Wilin Rosario is likely to serve as the Rockies' primary first baseman while Morneau is out.
    May 16, 2:12 pm
    7-Day DL
    W, 5-4 x @Cin
  • Cabrera homers in win over Cardinals
    Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored against the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: It was the 399th home run of his career. Strangely, it was also his first home run in a night game this season. Cabrera has back-to-back three-hit games and owns a healthy .338/.442/.592 battling line on the year to go along with nine home runs and 28 RBI. He'll set his sights on career home run No. 400 this weekend.
    May 15, 10:11 pm
  • Posey hits two-run homer vs. Reds
    Buster Posey connected for a two-run homer in Friday's 10-2 win over the Reds.

    Advice: It was his sixth home run of the season. Posey has knocked in six runs over the past three games and owns a .286/.364/.444 batting line on the year. He currently has more walks (16) than strikeouts (13). The Giants are set to get Hunter Pence back from the disabled list on Saturday, which should only help Posey.
    May 15, 7:29 pm
  • Lucroy (toe) cleared to catch bullpens
    Jonathan Lucroy (toe) has been cleared to catch bullpen sessions.

    Advice: The next and final step after that will be a clearance to begin running. The Brewers haven't set a firm timetable from Lucroy's return from a fractured left big toe, but he seems to be tracking towards an activation before the end of the month.
    May 15, 1:51 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 8-4 vs x SF
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