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  • Loney drives in run with double vs Volquez
    James Loney went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Friday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Loney's RBI double in the second inning against Royals starter Edinson Volquez temporarily tied the score at 1-1. The Rays would go on to lose 3-2, dropping to 63-65 on the season. In 263 at-bats this season, the veteran first baseman is hitting .270/.311/.365 with four homers and 28 RBI. 20 minutes ago
  • Nava picks up three singles in loss
    Daniel Nava went 3-for-4 with a trio of singles and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: The Rays claimed Nava off waivers from the Red Sox on August 5, as Boston DFA'ed him due to a .152/.260/.182 triple-slash over 78 plate appearances. He might not be a destroyer of worlds, but he's a better hitter than those numbers. Since joining the Rays, he's 11-for-39. 25 minutes ago
    L, 3-2 vs ^ KC
  • Bautista clubs mammoth home run in victory
    Jose Bautista clubbed his 31st home run of the season on Friday, helping to power the Blue Jays to a 5-3 victory over the Tigers.

    Advice: His mammoth drive into the third deck in Toronto was one of three long balls hit against southpaw Matt Boyd. He also singled and drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored. He's now hitting .246/.365/.529 with 31 bombs and 88 RBI on the year. Today, 6:57 pm
    W, 5-3 vs ^ Det
  • Blue Jays claim Danny Dorn off of waivers
    Blue Jays claimed 1B/OF Danny Dorn off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He'll report to Triple-A Buffalo. The 31-year-old was hitting a blistering .386/.444/.618 with 10 homers and 53 RBI in 75 games at Triple-A Reno but struggled in his limited time with the Diamondbacks. He could provide depth on the Jays bench in September. Today, 6:17 pm
    Not Active
    Top 6, 0-2 vs x Oak
  • Ike Davis (hip) should be ready for spring
    Athletics head trainer Nick Paparesta said Friday that Ike Davis (hip) should be fully recovered and ready for spring training.

    Advice: Davis underwent successful surgery earlier in the month to repair his ailing left hip. He hit just .229/.301/.350 with three homers and 20 RBI in 214 at-bats in his first season with the Athletics. Today, 5:00 pm
    60-Day DL
    Top 6, 2-0 x @Ari
  • Chris Johnson (infection) to return Tuesday
    Chris Johnson (infection) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

    Advice: Johnson is over his infection caused by a spider bite, but the Indians will wait until roster expand to activate him. He's hit .429/.429/.571 over six games since joining the Indians. Today, 2:04 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 3-1 vs x LAA
  • Joe Mauer getting a breather Friday
    Joe Mauer is not in the Twins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just getting a day off. Trevor Plouffe is at first base in Mauer's place and Eduardo Nunez is getting a start at third. Today, 1:49 pm
    W, 3-0 vs x Hou
  • Mark Teixeira (shin) could undergo more tests
    Mark Teixeira (shin) remains sore and could be sent for more tests.

    Advice: Teixeira returned to action Tuesday, but he could barely run and he's still feeling it after Thursday's off day. Obviously he's not in Friday's lineup and he could finally be placed on the disabled list. Greg Bird will fill in again at first base. Today, 1:39 pm
  • Morneau (concussion) set for rehab assignment
    Justin Morneau (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A New Britain on Friday.

    Advice: Morneau hasn't played since mid-May due to a concussion and a cervical neck sprain, but he's been slowly but surely progressing of late and is ready to test things out in game action. He'll play in three contests for New Britain before being re-evaluated. It's not clear whether the Rockies have a target date for Morneau's return. Today, 11:14 am
    60-Day DL
    L, 5-3 x @Pit
  • Matt Adams (quad) not ready for rehab games
    Matt Adams (quad) is not ready to begin a rehab assignment yet.

    Advice: Cardinals manager Mike Matheny previously indicated that Adams could return by "September 1st-ish," but obviously that's not going to happen. The first baseman continues to work out at the club's spring training facility and should be activated in a couple weeks if all goes well. "Apparently, I said a hard-line Sept. 1, which I don’t remember," he said. "If that doesn’t happen, then people are going to be all up in arms." Today, 9:27 am
    60-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-4 x @SF
  • Cervelli (feet) triples, scores in return
    Francisco Cervelli (feet) tripled and scored a run in his return to action Thursday.

    Advice: Cervelli sat out Wednesday's game after injuring both of his feet Tuesday, but he'll be fine. He's sporting a nifty .306/.374/.428 batting line for the Bucs. Today, 5:36 am
  • Moss' two-run homer snaps 3-3 tie in fifth
    Brandon Moss went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Moss cracked his two-run shot off of Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning, breaking a 3-3 tie. The Cardinals went on to win 5-3 as they completed a four-game sweep of the boys in the desert. In addition to the big home run, Moss also walked twice. Since joining the Cardinals on July 30, he's hit just .180/.317/.280 in an even 50 at-bats, though he does have 16 homers and 53 RBI to his good name for the season as a whole. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Blanks (Achilles) to begin rehab stint Thu.
    Kyle Blanks (Achilles) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Blanks has been sidelined since mid-June with a right Achilles injury. If all goes according to plan, he should be back in September as a bench player. Yesterday, 1:19 pm
    60-Day DL
    W, 4-1 vs x Bal
  • Loney drops appeal of one-game suspension
    James Loney has dropped the appeal of his one-game suspension and will serve it Thursday night.

    Advice: Loney was issued the punishment for making contact with home plate umpire Paul Nauert on Saturday after a called third strike. He probably wouldn't have been in the lineup anyway Thursday versus Twins lefty Tom Milone. Yesterday, 12:49 pm
  • Votto walks twice in low-scoring affair
    Joey Votto went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Votto walked twice and also managed to avoid becoming one of Zack Greinke's nine strikeout victims on the afternoon. After an injury-plagued 2014 campaign, the veteran slugger has rebounded with a .305/.447/.545 batting line to pair with 24 home runs, 62 RBI and seven steals in 2015. Yesterday, 12:46 pm
    L, 5-0 ^ @Mil
  • Dodgers cut ties with INF Alberto Callaspo
    Dodgers released INF Alberto Callaspo.

    Advice: Callaspo was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on August 19 to open up a roster spot for Chase Utley. Callaspo, 32, is batting just .235/.315/.278 in 97 games this year between Los Angeles and Atlanta. Yesterday, 11:15 am
    Player Note
    Alberto Callaspo LAD - 1B,2B,3B
    Not Active
    Bot 4, 1-1 vs x ChC
  • Daniel Nava hits first homer of 2015
    Daniel Nava hit his first homer of the season Wednesday off the Twins' Tyler Duffey.

    Advice: Nava also walked in the game. He's 6-for-31 with six walks in 14 games with the Rays, and he's probably in line for more playing time again if Desmond Jennings misses more action. Wednesday, 7:54 pm
    L, 3-2 vs ^ KC
  • Francisco Cervelli (feet) sitting out Wed.
    Francisco Cervelli (feet) is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Cervelli fouled a ball off his right foot and jammed his left food during Tuesday's game. He's expected to be fine, but it's no surprise he's getting a breather in this one. Chris Stewart is behind the plate. Wednesday, 1:05 pm
  • Mark Teixeira sitting out on Wednesday
    Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Teixeira returned to action on Tuesday, but the Yanks have decided to rest his ailing right leg again for Wednesday's afternoon game with an off day coming Thursday. He should be back in there Friday. Greg Bird is at first base Wednesday. Wednesday, 8:11 am
  • Chris Johnson (infection) hits off tee
    Chris Johnson (infection) hit balls off a tee on Monday.

    Advice: Johnson has been on the shelf since a spider bite on his left thumb on August 14 became infected. He's had to have the infection drained twice. "I ended up having an infection and they had to treat it with antibiotics," said Johnson. "The last two days I've finally been able to swing the bat." Johnson should be ready to return when rosters expand. Wednesday, 6:21 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 3-1 vs x LAA
  • Loney has three hits, three RBI against Twins
    James Loney went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Loney broke out of a 3-for-23 slide with the three-hit game. He had an RBI single in the second inning before smacking a two-run double in the third. Loney is hitting .267/.309/.361 through 72 games. Tuesday, 8:29 pm
  • Teixeira (shin) returns to Yanks' lineup
    Mark Teixeira (shin) returned to the Yankees' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros.

    Advice: Teixeira hasn't played since last Monday due to a deep bone bruise in his right shin, but he was all set to pinch hit Monday before Carlos Beltran's game-winning sacrifice fly. He's playing first base and batting cleanup against Astros ace Dallas Keuchel. Tuesday, 12:32 pm
  • James Loney gets one-game suspension
    MLB has suspended James Loney one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his action's during Saturday's game.

    Advice: Loney made contact with home plate umpire Paul Nauert on Saturday after being ejected following a called-third strike. He has appealed the suspension. Tuesday, 11:41 am
  • Votto walks three times, homers as Reds roll
    Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and three walks in Monday's win against the Tigers.

    Advice: Votto walked twice and scored twice in the Reds' 10-run sixth inning. He'd tack on a two-run home run in the eighth inning against Guido Knudson. The effort wasn't quite enough to get Votto's OPS back over 1.000, as he's hitting .309/.446/.553 with 24 home runs and 62 RBI. His major league-leading walk total extended to 103 on the evening as well. Monday, 7:51 pm
    L, 5-0 ^ @Mil
  • Matt Adams (quad) could return by Sept. 1
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday that he expects Matt Adams (quad) back "September 1st-ish."

    Advice: Adams is working out at the club's spring training facility and could begin a rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach as soon as Tuesday. It sounds like the Cards expect him to need only about a week's worth of rehab games before he's activated. The big first baseman has made a quicker-than-expected recovery from surgery in late May to repair a Grade 3 quad strain. Monday, 6:01 pm
    60-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-4 x @SF
  • Danny Dorn designated for assignment
    Diamondbacks designated 1B/OF Danny Dorn for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jhoulys Chacin. Dorn, 31, has struggled in his time in the majors but hit .386/.444/.618 at Triple-A Reno this season. Monday, 2:31 pm
    Not Active
    Top 6, 0-2 vs x Oak
  • Mark Teixeira (shin) out of lineup again Mon.
    Mark Teixeira (shin) is out of the Yankees' starting lineup again on Monday night against the Astros.

    Advice: Greg Bird will get another start at first base as Teixeira continues to nurse a deep bone bruise in his right shin. The veteran is still considered day-to-day and could be available to pinch-hit Monday. He hasn't appeared in a game for the Yankees in a week but was able to take pregame batting practice on Monday afternoon. Monday, 12:36 pm
  • Matt Adams (quad) nears rehab assignment
    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said on Sunday that Matt Adams (quad) could begin a rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach as soon as Tuesday.

    Advice: Adams has been at the club's spring training complex the last few days going through a variety of drills and has evidently responded well to them. The thought had been that he was done for the season when he had quad surgery in late May, but now it looks like Adams could be activated in a couple weeks. Sunday, 11:17 am
    60-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-4 x @SF
  • Mark Teixeira (shin) remains out of lineup
    Mark Teixeira (shin) remained out of the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Teixeira was slated to take batting practice Sunday, but apparently he's still not well enough to return to action. Greg Bird will continue to hold down first base until Teixeira is ready. Sunday, 7:38 am
  • Mark Teixeira (shin) to take BP Sunday
    Mark Teixeira (shin) is expected to take batting practice on Sunday.

    Advice: It would be his first baseball activities since he suffered a deep bone bruise on his right shin when he fouled a ball off his leg Monday. It's possible Teixeira will return to the lineup Sunday if he takes BP and feels alright. Sunday, 7:18 am
  • Ike Davis transferred to 60-day disabled list
    Athletics transferred 1B Ike Davis from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Oakland needed to clear room on its 40-man roster for Sean Doolittle. The A's announced Wednesday that Davis would undergo season-ending hip surgery. The 28-year-old struggled in his first year with Oakland, hitting just .229 with three homers over 74 appearances. Mark Canha has been filling in at first base. Saturday, 2:12 pm
    60-Day DL
    Top 6, 2-0 x @Ari
  • Teixeia remains out of Yanks lineup Saturday
    Mark Teixeira (shin) remains out of the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: The veteran slugger hasn't played since sustaining a deep bone bruise on his right shin during Monday's game. Greg Bird will once again get the start at first base in his absence and bat fifth for the Bombers. Saturday, 8:39 am
  • Votto homers in loss to Diamondbacks
    Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and two runs scored Friday in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Votto has four homers in his last nine games and 23 on the year. The 31-year-old owns a ridiculous .553 on-base percentage in 33 games since the All-Star break. He leads the majors with 95 walks. Friday, 9:33 pm
    L, 5-0 ^ @Mil
  • Ike Davis to undergo season-ending surgery
    Ike Davis will undergo season-ending surgery on his left hip.

    Advice: Obviously the results of his MRI were not favorable and the slugger will be forced to go under the knife to repair his ailing hip. He should be fully recovered and ready to go for the beginning of the 2016 season. Friday, 4:35 pm
    60-Day DL
    Top 6, 2-0 x @Ari
  • Mark Teixeira (shin) out again on Friday
    Mark Teixeira (shin) remains out of the Yankees' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since suffering a deep bone bruise in his right shin on Monday. Teixeira did report improvement Thursday, so it appears at this point that he'll avoid the disabled list. Greg Bird is at first base again Friday. Friday, 12:27 pm
  • Teixeira (shin) out of lineup again Thursday
    Mark Teixeira (shin) is out of the Yankees' lineup again Thursday against the Indians.

    Advice: Teixeira will miss his second straight game with a deep bone bruise in his shin, but things are looking up. "He’s better today," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "Today we saw improvement. Not in the lineup yet, but he’s better." The Yankees remain confident that he'll avoid a stint on the disabled list. Greg Bird, who hit two homers on Wednesday, will continue to fill in for now. Thursday, 2:42 pm
  • Votto homers, but Reds fall to the Royals
    Joey Votto homered in a 1-for-5 effort in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Votto hit the first of back-to-back solo home runs against Jeremy Guthrie in the first inning, but it was most of the Reds' offense on the evening. The first baseman continues to mash, holding a .306/.436/.537 triple-slash line with 22 home runs and 59 RBI. Wednesday, 9:33 pm
    L, 5-0 ^ @Mil
  • Dodgers designate INF Callaspo for assignment
    Dodgers designated INF Alberto Callaspo for assignment.

    Advice: Callaspo was the roster casualty in the Chase Utley deal. The infielder is hitting .235/.315/.278 in 97 games this year and could find a home with a new organization as a reserve. Wednesday, 8:52 pm
    Player Note
    Alberto Callaspo LAD - 1B,2B,3B
    Not Active
    Bot 4, 1-1 vs x ChC
  • Adams (quad) takes batting practice Wednesday
    Matt Adams (quad) took live batting practice prior to Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Adams also did some running in the outfield. "He went through another series of tests today and [was at] almost 100 percent with the running," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "He ran well and actually looked great. I think there might be just one more gear. But everything that we're watching, he just keeps responding very well. Getting back the swing, getting a good feel on the field again, those are things that he just needs some repetition with." Adams will continue working out in Florida, and despite Wednesday's step forward, there is still no timetable for his return. Wednesday, 5:42 pm
    60-Day DL
    Top 4, 1-4 x @SF
  • Mauer notches two-run single in loss to Yanks
    Joe Mauer went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Mauer singled home Chris Herrmann and Shane Robinson in the sixth inning. He started out the season driving in runs at a very nice clip, having accumulated 30 ribbies through May. In the two-and-a-half months since, he's driven in 23. These things happen when you play for a trying offense. On the year, the former batting champ is hitting .267/.332/.378 with eight home runs, 53 RBI and 51 runs scored. Wednesday, 12:51 pm
    W, 3-0 vs x Hou
  • Ike Davis (hip) lands on disabled list
    Athletics placed 1B Ike Davis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 18, with a strained left hip.

    Advice: The hip has been bothering Davis for a while, as it appears he hurt it by overcompensating for his quad ailment. He underwent an MRI Tuesday and is still awaiting the results. Mark Canha has been drawing most of the starts at first base over Davis of late, anyway. Wednesday, 9:39 am
    60-Day DL
    Top 6, 2-0 x @Ari
  • Teixeira 'not really a whole lot better'
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Mark Teixeira (shin) is "not really a whole lot better."

    Advice: Teixeira isn't even available to pinch-hit. The Yankees are hopeful that Teixeira will be able to avoid the disabled list with the deep bone bruise in his right shin, but obviously he's going to need to show some improvement before long. Wednesday, 8:14 am
  • Indians place Chris Johnson (hand) on the DL
    Indians placed 1B/3B Chris Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a left hand infection.

    Advice: Johnson was bitten by a spider on Saturday and his left hand still isn't quite right. Jason Kipnis has been activated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move. Johnson had been off to a nice start in Cleveland and shouldn't be out longer than 15 days. Tuesday, 1:24 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 3-1 vs x LAA
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