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  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:42 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:04 pm
  • Dozier downs White Sox with two homers
    Brian Dozier hit a pair of home runs and drove in four in Sunday's 8-1 win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Dozier's been on a tear this month and the hot bat wasn't cooling on Sunday. He hit a solo shot off Jose Quintana in the first, then smashed a three-run bomb off Scott Carroll in the seventh to finish 2-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. With the recent stretch of offensive goodness, Dozier's hitting .253/.335/.506 with nine homers, 24 RBI and three steals. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:35 pm
  • Quintana shelled for seven, loses fifth game
    Jose Quintana pitched abysmally in a loss to the Twins on Sunday, allowing seven runs (six earned) in six innings.

    Advice: Quintana was plagued by two big innings, as the Twins scored four in the fourth inning and another three in the seventh (two of which were charged to his line). For the game, he struck out five and walked one while allowing seven hits. The loss moved his record to a dismal 2-5 and his 4.67 ERA and 1.35 WHIP aren't particularly encouraging. He'll try to pitch better when the White Sox take to the road against the Astros next Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:15 pm
  • Sanchez hit hard again in a no-decision
    Anibal Sanchez got a no-decision after giving up seven runs in 5 2/3 innings versus the Astros as the Tigers lost on Sunday.

    Advice: The Astros stormed for three quick runs against Sanchez in the first inning, with two scoring on an Evan Gattis triple. Sanchez then balked to bring in Gattis. Sanchez settled down from there with four scoreless innings, but in the sixth, Gattis hit a solo home run and rookie Preston Tucker hit a pinch-hit three-run blast. Overall, Sanchez yielded eight hits and walked two while striking out 11. It's the second start in a row he's allowed seven runs. He has an unsightly 6.12 ERA with a 1.33 WHIP and a 59/17 K/BB ratio in 60 1/3 innings. Sanchez will vie for better results in a road start against the Angels next. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:57 pm
  • Hernandez hit hard by the Tigers on Sunday
    Roberto Hernandez surrendered seven runs in five innings, but got a no-decision as the Astros took down the Tigers on Sunday.

    Advice: The Astros gave Hernandez a three-run cushion before he even took the mound, but gave it back and then some in the bottom of the first with a five-run frame. He allowed nine hits and walked three while striking out five. To his credit, Hernandez has been reliable in the rotation, but Sunday's outing bumps his ERA up to 4.77 with a 1.35 WHIP and a 28/17 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings. He'll face the White Sox at home in his next outing. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:52 pm
  • Santiago can't match Miley in pitcher's duel
    Despite allowing just three runs in 6 2/3 innings, Hector Santiago was saddled with the loss against the Red Sox on Sunday.

    Advice: Santiago probably couldn't have foreseen Wade Miley pitching well, but these things happen sometimes. It's not that Santiago pitched poorly. He struck out six and walked just one while scattering seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. The suddenly-hot Napoli touched up Santiago in the second inning with a long two-run homer. Santiago also allowed a less loud run in the form of a Dustin Pedroia sacrifice fly in the fifth. The outing bumped his ERA slightly and he holds a 2.47 mark, as well as a 1.23 WHIP and 50/22 K/BB ratio across 54 2/3 innings. Now that he's finished with the East Coast, he'll head back home for a start against the Tigers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:49 pm
  • Kohl Stewart gets his first win at High-A
    Twins pitching prospect Kohl Stewart tossed seven strong innings Saturday in a win for High-A Fort Myers.

    Advice: He allowed four hits and one run, striking out four with no walks. It was Stewart's first win pitching in the Florida State League. Saturday was actually his first win at any level since July 17. Stewart missed three weeks earlier this season with right elbow inflammation but didn't look any worse for the wear on Saturday. He's No. 34 on MLB.com's list of the top 100 prospects. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:47 pm
     
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    11:10 am vs Bos
  • X-Rays come bace negative for Cowgill (hand)
    Collin Cowgill was scratched from Sunday's game against the Red Sox after he hurt his top hand while swinging in batting practice pregame.

    Advice: He was sent out for precautionary X-rays which came back negative. Cowgill has also been battling back tightness in recent days, which many had thought was the reason for his late scratch from Sunday's lineup. He should be considered day-to-day and looks as though he'll avoid a trip to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:39 pm
  • Hunter Strickland recalled from Triple-A
    Giants recalled RHP Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Strickland had technically been sent back down after Saturday's doubleheader, but he's now back to take Casey McGehee's spot on the roster. The hard thrower will serve a middle relief role. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:24 am
  • Collin Cowgill (back) scratched from lineup
    Collin Cowgill was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to back tightness.

    Advice: Cowgill has been battling the ailment for a few days. He's day-to-day. Matt Joyce has taken his spot in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:28 am
  • Tigers place Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) on DL
    Tigers placed LHP Kyle Lobstein on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 19, with left shoulder inflammation.

    Advice: He's actually been dealing with the shoulder issue for a couple starts and it apparently hasn't been getting better. Lobstein will undergo an MRI to make sure he's not dealing with anything more than inflammation. Buck Farmer will take his spot in the Tigers' rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:17 am
     
    15-Day DL
    1:05 pm @Oak
  • Dilson Herrera (finger) progressing slowly
    Dilson Herrera (finger) remains unable to grip a baseball or a bat.

    Advice: Herrera is able to field grounders, but his baseball activity remains limited just over a week after being diagnosed with a fractured right middle finger. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:55 am
     
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs Phi
  • James McCann sitting out on Sunday
    James McCann is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's simply a day off. Bryan Holaday is behind the dish Sunday in McCann's place. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:10 am
  • Andrew Lambo (foot) not progressing
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Saturday that Andrew Lambo (foot) is "still not showing the signs of improvement and progress to get him into any type of game."

    Advice: Lambo has been sidelined for the last three weeks with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. It's an ailment that can linger and it doesn't sound like the Pirates are expecting him back anytime soon. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:48 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • Petit allows four runs over six innings
    Yusmeiro Petit allowed four earned runs over six innings Saturday as the Giants dropped the second half of a doubleheader against the Rockies.

    Advice: Petit hadn't gone more than three innings in any appearance this season as the Giants' most-trusted long reliever, so that he was able to make it through six (on just 81 pitches) was a big help to the Giants' pitching staff as a whole. But the Colorado offense got to him for two runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth to split the doubleheader. Petit will head back to the bullpen now. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:56 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:53 am
  • Yusmeiro Petit to make spot start Saturday
    Yusmeiro Petit will start the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Rockies.

    Advice: That's assuming he isn't needed in relief on Friday. Petit hasn't thrown more than three innings in any appearance this season as the Giants' long reliever, so the club would probably be thrilled to get five frames out of him on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:38 am
  • McCann plays hero, hits walk-off in extras
    James McCann hit a walk-off homer in Thursday's 6-5, 11-inning win over the Astros.

    Advice: McCann saved Joakim Soria's bacon after Soria allowed a game-tying homer in the ninth inning to the light-hitting Preston Tucker. Tony Sipp got McCann down 0-2 before the catcher launched his homer to left to end the game. He finished the game 2-for-5 with two runs scored. McCann's hitting .289/.322/.434 over 83 at-bats this season and provides a decent bat for deeper leagues, especially with Alex Avila missing time. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:11 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:22 pm
  • Hernandez holds A's to two runs in victory
    Roberto Hernandez held the Athletics to two runs over six innings in a win Tuesday.

    Advice: Hernandez doesn't have much swing-and-miss stuff these days, relying instead on good batted-ball luck and attempting to keep it in the yard. He gave up seven hits, including a homer, while walking two in the outing. The win was his first since April 28 and improved him to 2-3 overall. Hernandez will carry a 3.99 ERA into Sunday's start at the Tigers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:09 pm
  • Quintana gives up two runs in loss to Tribe
    Jose Quintana allowed two runs over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Quintana wasn't terribly sharp, allowing eight hits and walking four, but he worked out of trouble much of the evening. The southpaw struck out four in the loss. The start was his fifth in which he's allowed two runs or fewer, but he's just 1-3 in that stretch. Quintana will look for a better fate Sunday against the Twins. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:42 pm
  • Dozier hits 7th homer in a win vs. Pirates
    Brian Dozier walked and hit a solo home run in five plate appearances as the Twins beat the Pirates on Tuesday.

    Advice: Dozier belted a Francisco Liriano offering to the opposite field, staking the Twins to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The second baseman has hit home runs in three out of his last four games and five total in the month of May. Dozier is batting .264/.349/.500 overall with 20 RBI and three stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:45 pm
  • Sanchez lit up by the Brewers in a loss
    Anibal Sanchez was demolished by the Brewers on Tuesday, serving up seven runs over 3 2/3 innings in a losing cause.

    Advice: The Brewers scored six runs off of Sanchez in the third inning, including five on back-to-back-to-back home runs. Braun started the chain with a three-run blast, then was followed by solo shots from Adam Lind and Aramis Ramirez. He gave up seven hits overall along with two walks and two punch-outs. Sanchez has been prone to these outings so far this season as it's the fourth time he has allowed five or more runs in an outing. His ERA is up to 5.60 with a 1.28 WHIP and a 48/15 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings. He'll look for a rebound performance against the Astros at home. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:59 pm
  • Santiago keeps rolling, tosses 7 solid frames
    Hector Santiago continued to pitch well as he picked up the win after holding the Blue Jays to two runs (one earned) in seven innings on Tuesday.

    Advice: With Tuesday's outing, the lefty has allowed one earned run or fewer in six of eight starts this season. He allowed only four hits and three walks while punching out five. Santiago has a stellar 2.25 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and a 44/21 K/BB ratio in 48 innings. He'll finish up the Jays' road trip on Sunday against the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:40 pm
  • Lobstein serves up a pair of homers in a loss
    Kyle Lobstein went 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs, in a loss to the Brewers on Monday.

    Advice: Home runs were his downfall on this particular evening. Carlos Gomez hit one to kick off the ballgame, and Aramis Ramirez clubbed a game-tying dinger in the fourth. Both were of the solo variety. Lobstein allowed seven hits and a walk overall while striking out three. The lefty's ERA is a bit skewed at 4.29 as he was hammered in a loss on Wednesday, but has otherwise been solid for the Tigers. Lobstein will try to get back in the win column in a weekend home start against the Astros. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:30 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    1:05 pm @Oak
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    May 17, 2:40 pm
  • Brian Dozier powers Twins past Rays Saturday
    Brian Dozier blasted his sixth home run of the season Saturday, powering the Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Rays.

    Advice: He finished the afternoon 1-for-2 and also drew a pair of walks. He has been a tremendous table-setter atop the Twins lineup, boasting a .344 on-base percentage. Rotoworld.com
    May 16, 3:20 pm
  • Mets place Dilson Herrera (finger) on DL
    Mets placed INF Dilson Herrera on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right middle finger.

    Advice: It's unclear at the moment just how much time he may stand to miss. The young infielder sustained the injury during fielding drills. Eric Campbell has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his place on the Mets roster. Rotoworld.com
    May 16, 5:37 am
     
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs Phi
  • McCann has three hits vs. Cardinals
    James McCann went 3-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored, and a walk Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: He was one of four Tigers who notched three hits. McCann was hitless over his previous three games, so this was nice to see. The 24-year-old probably won't provide much power, but he's capable of being useful in deeper fantasy leagues while Alex Avila is out. Rotoworld.com
    May 15, 10:10 pm
  • Dozier homers, drives in two in win over Rays
    Brian Dozier went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in Friday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Dozier hit a solo home run off of Rays starter Jake Odorizzi in the third inning, then added a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh to propel the Twins to a 3-2 win. Dozier's currently hitting .259/.329/.468 with five homers, 18 RBI, 26 runs scored and three stolen bases. With his power (23 homers in 2014) and speed (21 steals in 2014), he provides a versatile fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    May 15, 8:31 pm
  • Reported broken finger to sideline Herrera
    According to SNY, Dilson Herrera has a broken right middle finger and will be sent to the disabled list.

    Advice: Herrera was scratched from Friday's lineup with what was initially being termed a cracked fingernail. It appears that the injury is more significant than that, as it's being reported that he broke his right middle finger during fielding drills. No word as of yet on when he might be able to return. Ruben Tejada took his place at second on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    May 15, 5:55 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs Phi
  • Herrera scratched with cracked fingernail
    Dilson Herrera was scratched from Friday's lineup with a cracked fingernail.

    Advice: Herrera suffered the injury when he was hit by a ball during batting practice. Ruben Tejada took his spot at second base. Rotoworld.com
    May 15, 2:08 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am vs Phi
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