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  • Bryant scores lone run in win over Mets
    Kris Bryant went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: The run was the only one either team would score in the game. Even after missing the season's first two weeks, Bryant's 40 walks are fifth-most in the National League. The 23-year-old is hitting .275/.381/.466 in his rookie year.
    21 minutes ago
  • Josh Collmenter expected to start Saturday
    Josh Collmenter is expected to start on Saturday against the Rockies.

    Advice: The Diamondbacks need a fill-in after sending Allen Webster to the minors. It will just be a spot start for Collmenter, as Patrick Corbin (elbow) is due back next week. Collmenter was demoted from the rotation earlier this month and holds a 5.09 ERA over 15 appearances -- 12 starts -- this season.
    Today, 3:36 pm
  • Hart (shoulder) beginning rehab assignment
    Corey Hart (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

    Advice: Hart is eligible for activation from the disabled list in a week and should be ready at that time. He's been out with a left shoulder impingement.
    Today, 3:15 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 8, 4-2 x @Det
  • MRI shows no damage in Belisle's elbow
    An MRI taken Tuesday on Matt Belisle's right elbow showed no major structural damage.

    Advice: Belisle has been shut down since June 26 with discomfort in his right elbow, but it's only inflammation. The mid-reliever should be ready soon after the All-Star break.
    Today, 1:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 6, 1-1 vs CWS
  • Tyler Glasnow rounding into form at Altoona
    Pirates pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow tied a season-high with seven strikeouts Monday in a start for Double-A Altoona.

    Advice: He's still working his way back from an ankle injury. The 21-year-old looked sharp in Monday's abbreviated outing, allowing just two hits and two walks over 3 2/3 shutout innings. Glasnow owns a 2.58 ERA in nine starts this year with a 9.86 K/9. He should have a higher pitch count in his next outing.
    Today, 1:47 pm
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  • A's option Max Muncy to AAA Nashville
    Athletics optioned INF Max Muncy to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Muncy batted .203/.273/.367 with two home runs across 88 plate appearances with the A's. The 24-year-old corner infielder has posted big numbers at Triple-A and should get another shot in the majors soon enough.
    Today, 1:21 pm
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    7:05 pm vs x Col
  • Greg Bird goes deep in win for Trenton
    Yankees 1B prospect Greg Bird hammered his fifth home run of the season Monday in a win for Double-A Trenton.

    Advice: He hadn't homered since June 10. The 22-year-old's batting average is nothing to write home about (.246 in 167 at-bats this season) but his lifetime .397 on base percentage and his relatively low strikeout rate (29 Ks this year) make him an interesting prospect. He might be New York's best in-house option to replace Mark Teixeira when his contract expires after the 2016 season.
    Today, 1:20 pm
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    7:05 pm x @LAA
  • Matt Carpenter out of Tuesday's lineup
    Matt Carpenter is out of Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

    Advice: Chris Sale is on the hill for the White Sox, so it's not a bad time to give Carpenter a bit of a breather. Mark Reynolds will start at third base while Xavier Scruggs plays first.
    Today, 1:04 pm
  • Harrison not in Tuesday's lineup
    Josh Harrison is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Tigers.

    Advice: He's likely just getting a breather. Jung Ho Kang will start at third base while Francisco Cervelli serves at the DH and Chris Stewart starts behind the plate.
    Today, 12:46 pm
    Bot 8, 4-2 x @Det
  • Polanco batting leadoff Tuesday
    Gregory Polanco will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Polanco took a seat Sunday against Braves left-hander Alex Wood, but he's back in there against right-hander Justin Verlander. The 23-year-old owns a .691 OPS against right-handers this season compared to a .301 OPS vs. southpaws.
    Today, 12:44 pm
  • Rangers option Joey Gallo to Triple-A
    Rangers optioned 3B/OF Joey Gallo to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Gallo was sent out with Josh Hamilton (hamstring) coming back from the disabled list. The 21-year-old batted .218/.306/.448 with five home runs and a 43/11 K/BB ratio over 98 plate appearances during his first stint in the majors. He has massive long-term potential, but some more time in the minors is the best thing for him right now.
    Today, 12:17 pm
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    W, 8-6 x @Bal
  • Marlins option LHP Nicolino to Triple-A
    Marlins optioned LHP Justin Nicolino to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Nicolino gave up five runs over four innings in his most recent start Friday against the Dodgers. There's no room for him in the rotation right now, but he figures to get another shot soon.
    Today, 12:15 pm
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    W, 5-3 vs SF
  • Cards place RHP Belisle on 15-day DL
    Cardinals placed RHP Matt Belisle on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 26, with a right elbow inflammation.

    Advice: No word on the severity of the issue. After signing a one-year, $3.5 million deal with St. Louis over the winter, the 35-year-old owns a 3.00 ERA and 24/13 K/BB ratio over 30 innings this season.
    Today, 11:59 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 6, 1-1 vs CWS
  • Cole leaves start with groin tightness
    A.J. Cole left his start with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday after two innings due to groin tightness.

    Advice: It's unclear if the issue will require an extended absence. Cole, 23, has made three appearances (one start) with the Nationals this season and owns a 4.40 ERA and 32/19 K/BB ratio over 47 innings in Triple-A.
    Today, 9:34 am
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  • Eovaldi to start Wednesday vs. Angels
    Nathan Eovaldi will start Wednesday against the Angels.

    Advice: In turn, Adam Warren will be moved to the bullpen. Eovaldi allowed two runs over six innings against the Astros in his last start and owns a 4.81 ERA and 60/22 K/BB ratio over 82 1/3 innings on the year.
    Today, 5:26 am
  • Cron's homer does the job in win vs. Yankees
    C.J. Cron went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, helping the Angels edge the Yankees on Monday.

    Advice: Cron, recently recalled from Triple-A, drilled his second big league home run of the season in the seventh inning off of CC Sabathia to pad the Angels' lead to 4-1. He hasn't hit much in the majors this season, but has crushed Triple-A competition in two short stints.
    Yesterday, 10:04 pm
    7:05 pm vs ^ NYY
  • Gallo strikes out 4 times with a 3-run triple
    Joey Gallo went 1-for-5 with four strikeouts and a three-run triple as the Rangers trampled the Orioles on Monday.

    Advice: Gallo's all-or-nothing approach continues. His three-run triple came in the seventh, officially turning Monday's win into a laugher. The four strikeouts bring him up to 43 in 98 plate appearances, a 44 percent strikeout rate. Gallo owns a .218/.306/.448 batting line with five home runs and 13 RBI since debuting on June 2.
    Yesterday, 7:32 pm
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    W, 8-6 x @Bal
  • C.J. Cron recalled from Triple-A
    Angels recalled 1B/DH C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cron is batting just .204/.237/.269 in his time with the big club this season. He'll see some time versus left-handers.
    Yesterday, 1:26 pm
    7:05 pm vs ^ NYY
  • Gregory Polanco on the bench Sunday
    Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's on the bench against a southpaw (Alex Wood) as he usually is. Gorkys Hernandez is starting in right field in Polanco's place.
    Sunday, 10:00 am
  • Joey Gallo starting in center field Saturday
    Joey Gallo is making his first career start in center field on Saturday.

    Advice: Gallo has been scuffling at the plate after a hot start, but the Rangers are still trying to find creative ways to get his bat in the lineup. The 21-year-old has never logged an inning in center field in his professional career, so it'll be interesting to see how the experiment works out. He'll be flanked by Ryan Rua and Shin-Soo Choo in the corners.
    Saturday, 8:13 am
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    W, 8-6 x @Bal
  • Bryant (illness) singles, has sac fly vs. STL
    Kris Bryant (illness) went 1-for-4 with a single and a sacrifice fly in his return to action Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Bryant made an early exit from Thursday's game due to flu-like symptoms, but it shouldn't be an issue moving forward. The rookie sensation is batting .277 with 10 home runs and an .850 OPS through his first 64 games in the majors.
    Friday, 9:30 pm
  • Eovaldi notches win vs. Astros on Friday
    Nathan Eovaldi improved to 7-2 on the year after holding the Astros to two runs over six innings on Friday.

    Advice: Eovaldi allowed five hits and two walks while striking out six batters. He was in position for the loss after his six innings of work, but Chris Young put him in front with a three-run homer in the top of the seventh. The hard-throwing right-hander has now turned in back-to-back decent outings since his disaster outing against the Marlins on June 16, but it's still difficult to trust him in mixed fantasy leagues.
    Friday, 9:00 pm
  • Nicolino gives up five runs in loss
    Justin Nicolino was tagged for five runs over four innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: Nicolino spun seven scoreless innings against the Reds in his major league debut last weekend, but his follow-up was one to forget. The southpaw gave up a two-run homer to Scott Van Slyke in the second inning before allowing a three-spot in the fourth. He fanned two and walked one in the loss. It's not a sure thing that his next start will come in the majors.
    Friday, 7:36 pm
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    W, 5-3 vs SF
  • Bryant (illness) returns to Cubs' lineup Fri.
    Kris Bryant (illness) is back in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Bryan had to make an early exit Thursday while battling the flu, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go Friday. The rookie slugger sports a .278/.383/.474 batting line with 10 homers and 42 RBI across 63 games this season.
    Friday, 1:29 pm
  • Joey Gallo not in Friday's lineup
    Joey Gallo is not in the Rangers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Gallo has scuffled of late since a hot start, batting just .154/.185/.231 over his last seven games. Ryan Rua is in left field Friday.
    Friday, 1:02 pm
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    W, 8-6 x @Bal
  • Gregory Polanco goes 0-for-6 in loss
    Gregory Polanco went 0-for-6 in the 13-inning loss to the Reds on Thursday.

    Advice: Polanco also had an 0-for-7 game earlier this month. He seemed to have things turned around in the last week of May and the first week of June, but he's struggled again these last 2 1/2 weeks. While there's still reason to hope better days are ahead, only the 17 steals have prevented him from being a big disappointment for fantasy purposes.
    Thursday, 9:55 pm
  • Glasnow sharper in second rehab start
    Pirates prospect RHP Tyler Glasnow (ankle) allowed one unearned run on one hit in four innings on Wednesday in a rehab start for Low-A West Virginia.

    Advice: He issued one walk and fanned four in the outing, throwing 32 of 45 pitches for strikes. Glasnow’s second rehab start was much better than his first, when he yielded a pair of runs in 1 1/3 innings before reaching his pitch limit. Before suffering an ankle injury on May 17 while running the bases, the 21-year-old right-hander posted a 2.76 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, .194 opponents’ batting average, 3.1 BB/9 and 8.9 K/9 in 29 1/3 innings (six starts) for Double-A Altoona.
    Thursday, 12:38 pm
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  • Bryant departs game with flu-like symptoms
    Kris Bryant left Thursday's series finale against the Dodgers with flu-like symptoms.

    Advice: Bryant struck out in his first at-bat and was lifted before the top of the third inning, with Jonathan Herrera taking over at third base, Chris Coghlan moving to second base, Chris Denorfia shifting to left field, and Matt Szczur taking over in center. Bryant can be considered day-to-day. This doesn't sound like a big deal.
    Thursday, 12:20 pm
  • Matt Carpenter (back) tallies RBI in return
    Matt Carpenter (back) hit an RBI single in his return to the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It was his only hit in four at-bats, and he got gunned down at second base trying to stretch the single into a double. Carpenter missed Tuesday's series opener with tightness around the middle of his back. He should start at third base again on Thursday night.
    Thursday, 5:32 am
  • Corey Hart (shoulder) placed on DL
    Pirates placed 1B/OF Corey Hart on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 22, with a left shoulder impingement.

    Advice: It's not clear when Hart's shoulder began bothering him. He's looked like a failed free agent signing from the get-go, hitting just .222/.246/.352 for the Pirates.
    Wednesday, 12:58 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 8, 4-2 x @Det
  • Justin Nicolino will get another start
    Marlins manager Dan Jennings said Tuesday that Justin Nicolino "certainly pitched good enough to earn another start."

    Advice: Nicolino spun seven shutout innings against the Reds in his major league debut on Saturday. It's unclear at this point when he'll start again, but it will be at some point over the weekend versus the Dodgers. With Nicolino sticking around for now, Jarred Cosart (vertigo) slated to return as soon as Thursday and Jose Fernandez (elbow) due back next week, the Marlins' rotation is about to get really crowded.
    Wednesday, 7:00 am
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    W, 5-3 vs SF
  • Matt Carpenter has some mid-back tightness
    Matt Carpenter is dealing with some mid-back tightness.

    Advice: That's part of the reason Carpenter is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night in Miami, though manager Mike Matheny said he's been meaning to get the third baseman a day off anyway. It's not a serious issue. Mark Reynolds is at first base and Xavier Scruggs is at first base Tuesday versus the Marlins.
    Tuesday, 2:55 pm
  • Polanco batting leadoff Tuesday
    Gregory Polanco will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Reds.

    Advice: Polanco got the day off Sunday against left-hander Gio Gonzalez, but he's back in there against right-hander Josh Smith. Josh Harrison, who has been hitting leadoff of late, will bat fifth Tuesday.
    Tuesday, 12:55 pm
  • Matt Carpenter not in Tuesday's lineup
    Matt Carpenter is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.

    Advice: The Cardinals just had a scheduled off-day on Monday, but perhaps Carpenter is just getting another day of rest. Mark Reynolds will fill in at third base while Xavier Scruggs will play first.
    Tuesday, 12:39 pm
  • Bryant homers twice, powering Cubs to a win
    Kris Bryant had his first multi-homer game, finishing 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBI as the Cubs topped the Dodgers on Monday.

    Advice: Bryant gave the Cubs a 2-1 lead in the third inning when he hit a two-run home run off of Clayton Kershaw. He victimized reliever Adam Liberatore in the eighth inning with a solo home run, providing some necessary insurance. The heralded third base prospect has 10 home runs on the year along with 42 RBI and an impressive .282/.384/.485 triple-slash line.
    Monday, 8:17 pm
  • Bryant goes 0-for-5 with three strikeouts
    Kris Bryant went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in the Cubs' win over the Twins on Sunday.

    Advice: Bryant was the only Cubs player who failed to reach base in the 8-0 blowout victory. The 23-year-old third baseman had a rough three-game series in Minnesota, going 0-for-13 with one walk and four strikeouts. He still boasts a .277/.379/.455 batting line on the season.
    Jun 21, 2:19 pm
  • Gregory Polanco sitting out on Sunday
    Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's on the bench with the Nationals throwing lefty Gio Gonzalez. Jose Tabata is in right field in Polanco's place.
    Jun 21, 7:56 am
  • Eovaldi earns win in blowout of Tigers
    Nathan Eovaldi improved to 6-2 after Saturday's blowout win over the Tigers, tossing six innings of two-run ball in the 14-3 win.

    Advice: Eovaldi was the beneficiary of an offensive onslaught by his teammates. By the time the Tigers managed to put a few runs on the board, Eovaldi already held a 13-run advantage. He needed this kind of easy start, especially after he allowed eight runs in the first inning to the Marlins in his last outing. For the year, he holds a 4.95 ERA and 1.57 WHIP. The numbers aren't great, but he'll try to improve them when he takes to the road to face the Astros in his next start.
    Jun 20, 8:37 pm
  • Nicolino shuts down Reds over seven innings
    Justin Nicolino pitched a fantastic game against the Reds in his major league debut on Saturday, hurling seven innings of shutout baseball in the 5-0 win.

    Advice: Nicolino showed no yips in his first big league start, striking out two and walking two on the way to his first career win. Over 13 starts for Triple-A New Orleans this season, he held a 2.87 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 5.2 K/9. Given those unimpressive WHIP and strikeout stats, it's difficult to recommend him for fantasy purposes, though his first outing against legitimate competition was certainly impressive.
    Jun 20, 6:51 pm
    Not Active
    W, 5-3 vs SF
  • Marlins recall Justin Nicolino from Triple-A
    Marlins purchased the contract of LHP Justin Nicolino from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Nicolino will make his major league debut on Saturday against the Reds. With an underwhelming 1.35 WHIP at Triple-A and a low strikeout rate, he's not an interesting streaming option in mixed leagues.
    Jun 20, 12:29 pm
    Not Active
    W, 5-3 vs SF
  • Justin Nicolino to start for Marlins Saturday
    Justin Nicolino will be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to start for the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: He will start in place of Tom Koehler who is dealing with a back and neck injury, and may be involved in a potential trade. Nicolino has been solid at Triple-A, posting a 2.87 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 45/21 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 innings.
    Jun 20, 11:55 am
    Not Active
    W, 5-3 vs SF
  • Gregory Polanco in lineup on Saturday
    Gregory Polanco (knee) is in the Pirates starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Nationals.

    Advice: Polanco was removed from Friday's game for precautionary reasons after crashing into the outfield wall, but appears good to go. He'll hit seventh against opposing right-hander Max Scherzer on Saturday.
    Jun 20, 10:35 am
  • Joey Gallo not in Rangers lineup on Saturday
    Joey Gallo is not in the Rangers starting lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for the young slugger against tough southpaw Carlos Rodon. Through his first 16 games in the big leagues, Gallo is slashing .224/.318/.500 with five homers and 10 RBI, though he has struck out 27 times in only 66 plate appearances. Ryan Rua is getting the start in left field while Adam Rosales handles the hot corner.
    Jun 20, 8:12 am
    Not Active
    W, 8-6 x @Bal
  • Polanco removed for precautionary reasons
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Friday that Gregory Polanco was removed for precautionary reasons after crashing into the outfield wall.

    Advice: Polanco did have his left knee wrapped after the game, but remained optimistic that he could return to the lineup on Saturday. It sounds as though he was able to avoid any type of serious injury here.
    Jun 20, 5:22 am
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