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  • Yunel Escobar (hamstring) to undergo MRI
    Yunel Escobar (hamstring) will undergo an MRI on Saturday.

    Advice: Escobar said that he felt okay on Saturday and remains optimistic that he'll be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list, but the Nationals want to make sure before making a determination. Rotoworld.com
    53 minutes ago
     
    10:05 am vs x Phi
  • Reds activate Homer Bailey on Saturday
    Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Bailey will make his season debut against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Saturday. His return has bumped Raisel Iglesias from the Reds rotation and down to Triple-A Louisville. Fantasy owners may want to hold him out of lineups for his first start to measure his effectiveness. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:40 am
  • Jaime Garcia (shoulder) still six weeks away
    Jaime Garcia (shoulder) faced live hitters for the first time on Friday but is still at least six weeks away from a potential return to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated that Garcia's goal is to come back as a starting pitcher, but likened his progress to this point as being at the beginning of spring training. The Cardinals will obviously play things cautiously in his recovery, so fantasy owners shouldn't count on anything out of the left-hander until around midseason. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:21 am
     
    15-Day DL
    11:15 am vs Cin
  • Carl Crawford (ankle) goes 1-for-5 in return
    Carl Crawford (ankle) returned to the Dodgers lineup on Friday, going 1-for-5 in a victory over the Rockies.

    Advice: Crawford sat out Wednesday's contest after jamming his ankle on Tuesday, but the injury appears to have been very minor. The veteran outfielder is off to a bit of a slow start in 2015, slashing .258/.281/.323 with one RBI and zero stolen bases in his first nine games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:19 am
  • Sandoval reaches twice in return to lineup
    Pablo Sandoval (foot) went 1-for-2 and drew a walk in his return to the Red Sox lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Sandoval had been sidelined since leaving Tuesday's game with a bruised left foot after being drilled by a pitch. He's off to a terrific start to his Red Sox career, hitting .316/.409/.316 in the early going. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:08 am
  • Gardner appears as pinch runner on Friday
    Brett Gardner (wrist) appeared as a pinch runner in Friday's victory over the Rays.

    Advice: He has been nursing a bone bruise in his right wrist and is expected to return to the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday. He certainly did his job on Friday after pinch-running for Carlos Beltran, Gardner swiped second base and scored the go-ahead run on an RBI single by Alex Rodriguez. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:06 am
  • Clayton Kershaw fans 12 in victory
    Clayton Kershaw is on the board with his first win after surrendering three runs -- one earned -- in six innings Friday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Kershaw struck out 12 and lowered his ERA from 5.84 to 4.42. He still wasn't at his absolute best, but he's going to be just fine. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:58 pm
  • Kyle Kendrick gives up six runs in loss
    Kyle Kendrick was tagged for six runs in 4 2/3 innings by the Dodgers in Friday's loss.

    Advice: Kendrick has followed up his surprising Opening Day win (seven scoreless against the Brewers) by giving up 14 runs his last two times out. This would be a bigger problem if anyone out there actually owned him in a fantasy league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:56 pm
  • Adrian Gonzalez goes 3-for-4, doubles twice
    Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored versus the Rockies on Friday.

    Advice: Even though the homer binge ended quickly, Gonzalez is still batting a robust .550 through 40 at-bats. He has six doubles in his last five games, and he's already scored 13 runs in 10 games despite still running like he's Adrian Gonzalez. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:53 pm
  • Jake Peavy gives up four runs to Arizona
    Jake Peavy yielded four runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: It's worth wondering if the Giants would have allowed Peavy to pitch Sunday if they hadn't already lost Matt Cain to the DL. He hasn't been effective either time out while trying to manage his troublesome back, and he still might need a DL stint. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Yovani Gallardo goes six scoreless in win
    Yovani Gallardo tossed six scoreless innings Friday for the win as the Rangers beat the Mariners 3-1.

    Advice: Gallardo has won back-to-back starts since his Opening Day debacle, bringing his ERA down to 3.45 in the process. It does come with a 1.66 WHIP, though. He's strictly an AL-only guy at this stage of his career. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • J.A. Happ allows two runs in loss
    J.A. Happ yielded two runs in seven innings Friday in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Happ has given the Mariners consecutive quality starts with no victories to show for it. His next start will come against the Astros, giving him a chance to rack up more strikeouts than the four he's totaled in his first two starts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Moss hits solo homer against Twins
    Brandon Moss launched a solo homer and drew a walk Friday against the Twins.

    Advice: It was his first home run of the season. Moss came into Friday's action with just two hits in his first 20 at-bats. He's capable of posting big power numbers when healthy, so perhaps this will get him going. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Cueto strikes out 10 batters in loss
    Johnny Cueto struck out 10 batters, but gave up four runs over seven innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: Cueto held the Cardinals to just one run over the first six innings, but he got into some trouble in the seventh before intentionally walking Jon Jay to load the bases. Yadier Molina then hit a bases-clearing double. That was the ballgame. This was the ninth double-digit strikeout game of Cueto's career. He'll attempt to get back in the win column next week against the Brewers on the road. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Votto homers in loss to Cardinals
    Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: His first-inning blast was the only offense of the ballgame for the Reds, who have lost five out of their last six games. The loss aside, Votto continues to be a bright spot in the early going. He's batting .378/.489/.811 with four home runs and 10 RBI through 10 games and appears to be 100 percent after an injury-plagued 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:22 pm
  • Yunel Escobar leaves with apparent injury
    Yunel Escobar was removed from Friday's game against the Phillies in the fourth inning with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Escobar appeared to come up lame while running out a ground ball in his final at-bat and did not take his place in the field defensively. The team should have an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:19 pm
     
    10:05 am vs x Phi
  • Gardner (wrist) expects to return on Saturday
    Brett Gardner (wrist) expects to return to the Yankees' lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: There's an outside shot that he could even talk his way into Friday's lineup, as Gardner is taking full batting practice. But, it sounds like manager Joe Girardi wants to give him one more day before throwing him back out there Saturday. Chris Young will handle left field in Gardner's place Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:02 pm
  • Brett Gardner (wrist) still sitting out Fri.
    Brett Gardner (wrist) remained out of the Yankees' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Gardner is nursing a bone bruise in his right wrist. The Yankees had been hoping he was feeling well enough to give it a go Friday, but obviously that's not the case. Chris Young will handle left field in Gardner's place Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:05 pm
  • MRI confirms bruised wrist for Brett Gardner
    An MRI taken Thursday on Brett Gardner's right wrist confirmed that he has a bone bruise.

    Advice: But there's no structural damage, so he should still be on track to rejoin the Yankees' starting lineup this weekend. Gardner got hit in the wrist by a pitch in the first inning of Monday's game against the Orioles. Chris Young has been filling in. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:57 am
  • Crawford out Wednesday after jamming foot
    Carl Crawford is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday due to a stiff ankle.

    Advice: Crawford jammed his foot in Tuesday's game, but he told reporters he's available off the bench Wednesday. Scott Van Slyke started in left field for the Dodgers Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:48 pm
  • Gardner (wrist) out of NYY lineup again Wed.
    Brett Gardner (wrist) is out of the Yankees' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Chris Young will start in left field against the Orioles. X-rays taken Monday on Gardner's right wrist came back negative, but he still has some soreness and probably won't return to action until the weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:47 pm
  • Sandoval (foot) not in Wednesday's lineup
    Pablo Sandoval (foot) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Tests on Sandoval's bruised left foot came back negative, but it's not a surprise to see him sitting with Boston having a day game. He's day-to-day. Brock Holt is filling in at third base Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:36 am
  • Brandon Moss sitting out on Wednesday
    Brandon Moss is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's on the bench against left-hander John Danks, with Jerry Sands handling right field and Ryan Raburn filling the designated hitter spot. Michael Brantley (back), as expected, is also out again, as Mike Aviles is in left field. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:01 am
  • Votto collects two hits, RBI in win over Cubs
    Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Votto had an RBI single in the fourth inning to get the scoring started, and he doubled an inning later. Votto now has nine RBI and is hitting .375 on the young season. He's hit safely in seven of the Reds' eight games thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:11 pm
  • Gardner (wrist) hopes to swing bat Wednesday
    Brett Gardner (wrist) hoping to try and swing a bat on Wednesday.

    Advice: X-rays on Gardner's right wrist came back negative, but the outfielder admitted Tuesday that he is still "pretty sore." The Yankees don't expect him to return to the lineup until at least Friday, and it sounds like it might take a bit longer than that. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:02 pm
  • Pablo Sandoval diagnosed with bruised foot
    Pablo Sandoval has been diagnosed with a bruised left foot.

    Advice: Sandoval was hit by a pitch in the foot Tuesday, but tests performed at Fenway Park didn't show any structural damage. Consider the third baseman day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:36 pm
  • Gardner (wrist) unlikely to start before Fri.
    Brett Gardner (wrist) is not expected to return to the lineup until at least Friday.

    Advice: It's possible he could be available off the bench before then. Gardner had to leave Monday's game after being hit on the right wrist by a pitch, but X-rays came back clean. "He's just sore," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I've got to see what his availability is for me tonight, whether it's pinch-running and playing defense. I don't think he'll be able to hit, but we'll see." Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:34 pm
  • Pablo Sandoval exits after being hit on foot
    Pablo Sandoval left Tuesday's game against the Nationals after being hit on the left foot by a pitch.

    Advice: Sandoval took a Stephen Strasburg curveball to the foot in the third inning. He stayed in the game for a while, but the foot must have stiffened up on him because he exited in the sixth. The Red Sox should have more on Sandoval's status later Tuesday. Hanley Ramirez moved in from left field to take Sandoval's spot at third base. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:18 pm
  • Brett Gardner (wrist) out of lineup Tuesday
    Brett Gardner (wrist) is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.

    Advice: Gardner was hit in the right wrist with a pitch Monday, but X-rays came back negative. He's considered day-to-day right now. Chris Young will start in his place. Here's the full lineup against the Orioles: Jacoby Ellsbury CF, Chase Headley 3B, Carlos Beltran RF, Mark Teixeira 1B, Brian McCann C, Garrett Jones DH, Young LF, Stephen Drew 2B, Didi Gregorius SS. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:46 pm
  • Escobar batting leadoff for Nats on Tuesday
    Yunel Escobar will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Rookie outfielder Michael Taylor has been handling leadoff duties, but he has struggled to make contact, so he has been bumped down to ninth in the order. Jayson Werth will hit second Tuesday against Justin Masterson while Clint Robinson will serve as the designated hitter. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:19 am
     
    10:05 am vs x Phi
  • Gardner (wrist) hopes to not miss much time
    Brett Gardner (wrist) said after Monday's game that he hopes to not miss much time.

    Advice: Gardner was hit in the right wrist with a pitch in the first inning and was eventually lifted for a pinch-hitter (Stephen Drew, who hit a go-ahead grand slam) in the seventh. X-rays came back negative, but there should be more clarity on his status Tuesday. "It's kind of wait and see, just a day-to-day thing," said Gardner. "I'm just glad that the X-rays look good. We've got a wrap on there for tonight, keep the swelling down, and hopefully I feel good tomorrow." Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:55 am
  • X-rays on Brett Gardner's wrist are negative
    X-rays on Brett Gardner's right wrist came back negative.

    Advice: Gardner was hit on the wrist by a pitch in the first inning Monday and eventually taken out in the seventh. He managed to avoid breaking any bones, though, and can probably safely be called day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:17 pm
  • Jaime Garcia (shoulder) throwing off mound
    Jaime Garcia (shoulder) has resumed throwing off a mound.

    Advice: He threw a bullpen session Sunday and will throw another one Wednesday. Assuming he recovers well, he'll then throw live batting practice on Friday. Garcia had a setback with his pitching shoulder at the end of spring training, but the Cardinals consider it a stamina issue more than anything else, so the goal is for the lefty to get stretched out without tiring. "As you saw in spring training, when Jaime was throwing, he seemed to do very well when he was in that 30-to-40 pitch range," general manager John Mozeliak said. "But when that started to expand, that's when things got a little more difficult for him. … He could certainly be a long man. But I think his goal is still to get back and be a starter, and I think that's how he wants us to push him." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:52 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    11:15 am vs Cin
  • Peavy inconsistent in first start of season
    Jake Peavy (back) allowed four runs over four innings in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Four runs, four innings, four hits against. And on either side of the Connect Four game, three walks and five strikeouts. All four runs came via one swing of the bat, as Will Nieves took Peavy deep for a grand slam in the fourth inning. Peavy had been somewhat questionable coming into the start of the season, as he's been dealing with discomfort in the lower back. Assuming he didn't re-aggravate the injury against the Padres, he'll try to pitch a little deeper into the game when he takes on the Diamondbacks in his next outing. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:08 pm
  • Bailey (elbow) on pace for April 18 return
    Homer Bailey (elbow) is on pace to rejoin the Reds' rotation on April 18 in St. Louis.

    Advice: That's assuming his presumed only rehab start with Triple-A Louisville on Sunday goes well. Bailey threw five innings in a minor league game Wednesday and will hopefully be able to go a little beyond that Sunday. Mixed leaguers might be wise to hold him out of their lineup this week so that they can first see what he looks like. Raisel Iglesias will start Sunday for the Reds but is then headed to the bullpen or Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:45 am
  • Clayton Kershaw gives up six runs in loss
    Clayton Kershaw struggled through 6 1/3 innings on Saturday, allowing six runs -- five earned -- and 10 hits in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: It's not very often that Kershaw struggles in back-to-back starts, but here he is with a 5.84 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP after outings against the Padres and Diamondbacks. Maybe he was a little off tonight because he's dreading his root canal Monday. There aren't any major concerns as of yet. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:30 pm
  • Cubs demolish Kyle Kendrick for eight runs
    Kyle Kendrick allowed eight runs on eight hits over five innings in a loss to the Cubs on Saturday.

    Advice: It's been a tale of two starts for Kendrick, who threw seven scoreless innings against the Brewers on Opening Day but looked like a batting practice pitcher on Saturday at Coors Field. Not only did he allow eight hits -- three of which left the park -- but he also walked five. Chris Coghlan and Mike Olt hit back-to-back dingers in the third inning and Starlin Castro added a solo shot in the fifth. Outings like this are why Kendrick shouldn't be touched in fantasy. His next start will come against the Dodgers' high-octane offense. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:07 pm
  • Gallardo strikes out seven Astros in win
    Yovani Gallardo allowed two runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in Saturday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: Gallardo struck out seven and walked one. Marwin Gonzalez hit a solo home run off the right-hander in the third inning, the only run-scoring hit Gallardo allowed. The other run on his line came courtesy of reliever Jon Edwards, who allowed an inherited runner to score on a bases-loaded walk. Gallardo's an innings eater, with 192 1/3 pitched last season, but the offseason acquisition has yet to make it through six innings in either of his first two starts for Texas. He'll try to get back to his bullpen-saving ways when he faces off with the Mariners in his next start. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:44 pm
  • Happ goes six-plus in Mariners' win over A's
    J.A. Happ held the A's to two run over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in the Mariners' extra-innings victory.

    Advice: Happ was efficient and effective, needing only 82 pitches to get through his six-plus frames. He walked none and struck out one. The 32-year-old left-hander gets the Rangers at home next week. He's only a fringe option in AL-only fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:51 pm
  • Cueto pitches well in loss to Cardinals
    Johnny Cueto pitched well in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits over his seven innings of work.

    Advice: He issued just one walk and punched out four on the afternoon. The Cardinals scratched out an unearned run in the second inning and Matt Adams tagged Cueto with a solo shot in the fourth, that was the extent of the damage against him. Through two starts, the talented right-hander owns a 0.64 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 14/2 K/BB ratio over 14 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Friday when he does battle against these same Cardinals in St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:53 pm
  • Votto hits a pair of two-run homers vs. Cards
    Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers, a walk, and a stolen base Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Votto is sure doing a heck of a job to silence his critics in the early going. He's now batting .412 (7-for-17) with three homers and eight RBI across his first four games this season. If healthy, he's capable of having a monster year. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:37 pm
  • Johnny Cueto looking for $200 million deal?
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Johnny Cueto "is believed to be seeking $200 million, or thereabouts," in a long-term contract.

    Advice: Cueto has had health issues from time to time, but it's hard to blame him for thinking he could get $200 million considering his 2.48 ERA over the last four seasons while pitching half his games at Great American Ball Park. It's no surprise, given the demands, that the Reds never appeared close to locking Cueto up to a long-term deal. He'll hit the free agent market next winter. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:14 pm
  • Votto slugs two-run homer, Reds beat Bucs
    Joey Votto slugged a two-run homer in the Reds' defeat of the Pirates on Thursday afternoon.

    Advice: Votto's sixth-inning bomb off Pirates starter A.J. Burnett traveled 450 feet. He didn't reach base in any of his other three plate appearances, but the 31-year-old first baseman is still hitting .357 with a .929 OPS through three games this season. He's a tremendous bounceback candidate in 2015 after appearing in only 62 games in 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:35 pm
  • Gonzalez launches three solo home runs
    Adrian Gonzalez hit three solo home runs in Wednesday's 7-4 win over the Padres.

    Advice: Gonzalez finished a perfect 4-for-4 with four RBI. He had a chance to tie the major league record for home runs in a game when he stepped to the plate in the sixth inning, but instead settled for a measly RBI single. The veteran first baseman also scored three runs. This was his third straight game with a home run and he now has five on the year. Gonzalez has hit the ground running and it's not inconceivable that he could top the 27 long balls he hit last season, though he's most likely not going to finish with the 270 home runs he's currently on pace for. Most likely. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:18 pm
  • Votto delivers an 11th-inning walk-off single
    Joey Votto knocked in the game-winning run with an 11th-inning single on Wednesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Votto had tied the game in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI single to make it 4-4, then added another RBI single in the 11th to walk the Reds off 5-4 winners. Votto finished 2-for-6 on the evening. Votto has four hits -- all singles -- in 10 at-bats to start the season, a nice start after missing a good chunk of the 2014 season with a quad injury. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • Jake Peavy (back) on track to start Sunday
    Jake Peavy (back) is on track to start for the Giants Sunday.

    Advice: There was some question as to whether Peavy would be ready to go after he was sidelined by lower back discomfort, but he threw a bullpen Wednesday and came out of it alright. It appears he'll avoid a disabled list stint for now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:06 pm
  • Kershaw (mouth) having root canal Monday
    Clayton Kershaw (mouth) will have a root canal Monday.

    Advice: Kershaw is getting a tooth fixed after taking a liner off the jaw during spring training. The procedure shouldn't affect his pitching schedule. Kershaw will still take the hill Saturday against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:24 pm
  • Peavy (back) feels better, DL trip undecided
    Jake Peavy (back) said he felt much better Wednesday and was going to throw a bullpen session before making a decision about the disabled list.

    Advice: Peavy was throwing the bullpen session Wednesday afternoon, so a decision either way on the disabled list should be known before Thursday. The right-hander was previously slated to pitch Sunday, but the Giants have since indicated that game's starter is TBD. More will be known after Peavy's throwing session. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:47 pm
  • Jake Peavy (back) likely headed for the DL
    Jake Peavy is expected to be placed on the disabled list after feeling more discomfort in his back during a bullpen session Tuesday.

    Advice: His back just isn't loosening up for him. Peavy said he still wants to pitch Sunday, but all indications are that a DL stint is in order. It's yet another injury blow for the Giants, who now could go with Ryan Vogelsong and Chris Heston in the rotation for a while with both Peavy and Matt Cain (forearm) out. Yusmeiro Petit is also an option, but manager Bruce Bochy has indicated a preference to keep him in long relief. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:31 am
  • Gonzalez's three hits not enough for Dodgers
    Adrian Gonzalez had another great night at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a home run in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Gonzalez tied the game in the sixth with an RBI double and scored the go-ahead run on a Howie Kendrick single. He then hit a game-tying solo home run off of Joaquin Benoit in the bottom of the eighth. Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo home run on Opening Day as well, so he's off to a terrific start to the 2015 season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:20 pm
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