Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball

in partnership with

Yahoo Public 37624 (ID# 37624)
  • Marte expected to join Angels on Thursday
    Alfredo Marte is expected to join the Angels on Thursday.

    Advice: He'll be replacing Collin Cowgill, who is headed for the disabled list with a hand injury. Marte was batting .343/.401/.540 with four home runs and 32 RBI in 37 games this season at Triple-A Salt Lake and should start in left field for the Angels against left-handed pitching. He may have some short-term value in AL-only fantasy leagues.
    Today, 10:18 am
    Not Active
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Garcia (knee) will not play in doubleheader
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed that Avisail Garcia (knee) won't play in either half of Thursday's doubleheader at Baltimore's Camden Yards.

    Advice: Garcia hasn't played since leaving Monday's game in Toronto with discomfort in his right knee. It's something that has been bothering him for a couple of weeks, so the White Sox want to give him some extended rest. The 23-year-old is batting .327/.365/.456 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 39 games this season. J.B. Shuck is in right field in the first half Thursday.
    Today, 8:25 am
  • Avisail Garcia (knee) not in lineup Thursday
    Avisail Garcia (knee) is not in the White Sox starting lineup for the first half of Thursday's doubleheader.

    Advice: He might also sit out the second half. Garcia left Monday's game in Toronto after experiencing renewed discomfort in his right knee and the White Sox opted to keep him off the Rogers Centre turf for the remainder of that series. He remains day-to-day. J.B. Shuck is starting in right field on Thursday afternoon in Baltimore.
    Today, 7:44 am
  • Brock Holt (arm) goes 2-for-4 in return Wed.
    Brock Holt (arm) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored Wednesday against the Twins.

    Advice: Holt hadn't played since taking a line drove off his arm on Sunday afternoon. But he only suffered a bruise. The 26-year-old utilityman is batting .305/.383/.442 with 12 runs scored in 31 games this season for the Red Sox.
    Today, 6:15 am
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Cowgill (hand) headed to the disabled list
    Collin Cowgill (hand) is headed to the disabled list.

    Advice: Cowgill has been unable to hit since injuring his right hand during batting practice Sunday. There should be an exact diagnosis at some point Thursday. The 29-year-old outfielder is sporting a rough .180/.231/.295 slash line through 35 games this season for Anaheim.
    Today, 6:00 am
  • Angels option Marc Krauss to AAA level
    Angels optioned 1B Marc Krauss to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Krauss had a couple of timely hits in his two-week stay with the Halos, but he ultimately posted a disappointing .143/.211/.286 overall batting line. This move clears a roster spot for outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who was acquired from the Mets on Wednesday.
    Today, 5:51 am
    Not Active
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Pederson has a pair of singles in loss to ATL
    Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 on Wednesday as the Dodgers lost to the Braves 3-2.

    Advice: Pederson, 23, went 7-for-13 in the three-game set against Atlanta. He boasts a .945 OPS and is on pace for 42 homers, 81 RBI and 95 runs. The heavy frontrunner for NL Rookie of the Year honors has secured leadoff duties for the foreseeable future (and perhaps decade) by posting a .392 OBP with an outstanding walk rate.
    Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Jason Heyward homers to lead Cardinals
    Jason Heyward hit a game-tying homer in the ninth inning Wednesday as the Cardinals beat the Diamondbacks 4-3.

    Advice: The Cardinals went on to win on a game-ending error from catcher Jordan Pacheco in the ninth. Heyward's homer was his third in 10 games and fifth overall. He's had a miserable season, which is why he was batting eighth against a right-hander tonight, but he's still playing quite a bit better now than he did in April.
    Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Mark Trumbo hits eighth homer in loss
    Mark Trumbo hit his eighth homer and walked twice versus the Cardinals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Trumbo hit two homers in the series against the Cardinals, one of several potential suitors for his services this summer. It wouldn't have seemed like a fit a day ago, but with Matt Adams (quad) out for a few months and perhaps the rest of the season, a power-hitting first baseman -- one better than Mark Reynolds -- might be a need for St. Louis.
    Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Cowgill (hand) to meet with doctors Wednesday
    Collin Cowgill (hand) will meet with doctors Wednesday.

    Advice: Cowgill tried to swing a bat recently without much success. A trip to the disabled list could be in store. More should be known after his meeting with doctors on Wednesday.
    Yesterday, 4:27 pm
  • Castillo (shoulder) could have played Wed.
    Rusney Castillo (shoulder) said he could have played Wednesday in Boston's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: But the Red Sox opted to play it safe with the 27-year-old outfielder. Castillo banged his right shoulder Tuesday while making a diving catch. He should be back in the starting lineup Thursday against the Rangers.
    Yesterday, 1:24 pm
  • Cruz's 9th-inning 3-run HR downs the Rays
    Nelson Cruz broke a scoreless tie with a three-run home run in the ninth inning, leading the Mariners past the Rays on Wednesday.

    Advice: Closer Brad Boxberger started the ninth inning for the Rays. After consecutive strikeouts, he walked back-to-back batters to bring Cruz to the plate. He lifted a Boxberger fastball to straightaway center field for a three-run jack. Cruz, who went 1-for-4 on the afternoon, has 18 homers on the year along with 38 RBI and a monster .341/.395/.687 triple-slash line.
    Yesterday, 12:30 pm
  • Jorge Soler getting a breather Wednesday
    Jorge Soler is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's simply a day off. Junior Lake is getting a start in right field while Soler rests.
    Yesterday, 12:28 pm
  • Michael Bourn goes 3-for-5, steals base
    Michael Bourn went 3-for-5 with a stolen base Wednesday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Bourn is batting .317 with a .394 OBP in 60 at-bats this month after coming in at .200 with a .264 OBP in April and losing his leadoff spot as a result. The Indians are happy with Jason Kipnis at the top of the order, so Bourn will probably keep hitting low in the order for the foreseeable future.
    Yesterday, 12:12 pm
  • Angels pick up Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Mets
    Angels acquired OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the Mets in exchange for cash considerations.

    Advice: Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment last week and has now found a new home. He can back up at all three outfield spots for the Halos. The 27-year-old has fared well in the minors but sports just a .230/.302/.374 batting line over parts of four seasons in the majors.
    Yesterday, 10:34 am
  • Angels acquire Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Mets
    Adam Rubin of reports that the Angels have acquired Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the Mets in a trade.

    Advice: Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment last week and New York had been working on a deal to move him elsewhere. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times says the Mets will receive cash considerations in return. The outfielder is a career .230/.302/.374 hitter over parts of four seasons and can serve as a backup at all three outfield spots.
    Yesterday, 9:48 am
  • Rusney Castillo day-to-day with sore shoulder
    Rusney Castillo is not in Wednesday's lineup due to a sore right shoulder.

    Advice: Castillo banged up the shoulder while making a diving catch during Tuesday's game and couldn't get it loose Wednesday. The Red Sox think the ailment to be minor for now, so consider Casillo day-to-day. Brock Holt is in right field Wednesday.
    Yesterday, 8:42 am
  • Rusney Castillo not in Wednesday's lineup
    Rusney Castillo is not in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Off to a 3-for-15 start at the plate, Castillo now been benched two out of the last three games. Brock Holt is in right field.
    Yesterday, 7:55 am
  • Kemp's 10th inning double sends Padres to win
    Matt Kemp hit a bases-clearing double in the 10th inning to break a scoreless tie and send the Padres to a victory against the Angels on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kemp made reliever Joe Smith pay for a single and two walks by clearing the bases with a double to left field. He scored not long after and finished the night 1-for-5. It marks his first multi-RBI game since April 29 as he has hit the skids offensively. Kemp is hitting .255/.291/.348 with only one home run and 25 RBI.
    Tuesday, 10:35 pm
    7:10 pm vs Pit
  • Raburn homers, scores twice against Rangers
    Ryan Raburn went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Raburn continues to start in the middle of the Indians lineup against lefties, and he rewarded his manager's faith on Tuesday. Raburn blasted a solo homer in the first inning off Rangers starter Wandy Rodriguez, his second home run of the season. Raburn is batting .309/.368/.544 in a platoon role with the Tribe.
    Tuesday, 9:09 pm
  • Avisail Garcia (knee) won't return Wednesday
    Avisail Garcia (knee) won't return Wednesday.

    Advice: Garcia left Monday's game in Toronto after experiencing renewed discomfort in his right knee and he is not in the lineup Tuesday. The White Sox have decided to keep him off the heavily-criticized new turf at Rogers Centre. J.B. Shuck is filling in for Chicago.
    Tuesday, 2:47 pm
  • Avisail Garcia (knee) not in lineup Tuesday
    Avisail Garcia (knee) is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Garcia left Monday's game with continued inflammation in his right knee and is considered day-to-day. J.B. Shuck will fill in Tuesday.
    Tuesday, 12:44 pm
  • Cowgill (hand) serves as pinch-runner
    Collin Cowgill (hand) served as a pinch-runner Monday against the Padres and scored the winning run.

    Advice: Cowgill was scratched from Sunday's lineup after he felt pain in his top hand while swinging in batting practice. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to the lineup, but that the Angels were willing to use him as a pinch-runner indicates that it might not be long.
    Tuesday, 5:43 am
  • Garcia day-to-day with knee inflammation
    Avisail Garcia is considered day-to-day after leaving Monday's game with more inflammation in his right knee.

    Advice: Garcia had just returned to action on Sunday after missing two games with the ailment. He singled in his first at-bat Monday but then had to be taken out when the knee acted up on him again. It sets up as a sticky situation for fantasy owners, as Garcia's ailment doesn't appear bad enough to require a disabled list stint but he also might be in and out of the lineup.
    Monday, 5:07 pm
  • Mark Trumbo goes deep in Arizona's loss
    Mark Trumbo slugged a game-tying, two-run homer in the eighth inning of Monday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: His blast after an Ender Inciarte single came off of terrific reliever Kevin Siegrist, as the D'Backs knotted things up before the Cards eventually won in the 10th. Trumbo has given Arizona pretty much what they should have expected this season with a .264/.303/.507 batting line and seven home runs.
    Monday, 4:49 pm
  • Avisail Garcia removed with injury Monday
    Avisail Garcia exited Monday's game against the Blue Jays in the second inning with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Garcia singled in his lone at-bat in the top of the frame but then was removed for defense in the bottom of the inning. The outfield has battled inflammation in his right knee of late, so it's safe to assume that's the issue here again. The White Sox should update his status soon.
    Monday, 4:40 pm
  • Heyward (hip) returns to Cards' lineup Monday
    Jason Heyward (hip) is in the Cardinals' starting lineup Monday versus the visiting Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Heyward sat out Saturday and Sunday in Kansas City with some lingering tightness in his left hip. He's starting in right field and batting seventh on Memorial Day. Matt Holliday is in left and Peter Bourjos is in center.
    Monday, 9:09 am
  • 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.
    Sunday, 1:39 pm
  • Brock Holt removed after hit by line drive
    Brock Holt was removed early from Sunday's game against the Angels after he was struck in the arm by a line drive.

    Advice: Holt hung around for another few innings afterwards, but claimed he started to lose feeling in his arm as the game wore on. Pablo Sandoval replaced him and finished the game at third base for the Red Sox. Holt should be considered day-to-day.
    Sunday, 1:32 pm
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • 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.
    Sunday, 9:28 am
  • Jason Heyward (hip) sitting out again Sunday
    Jason Heyward (hip) remained out of the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's now sat out two straight contests with tightness in his left hip. Heyward is considered day-to-day. Randal Grichuk is getting another start in right field.
    Sunday, 9:26 am
  • Avisail Garcia (knee) returns to lineup Sun.
    Avisail Garcia (knee) is back in the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Garcia hasn't played since Thursday due to inflammation in his right knee, but he apparently feels well enough to give it a go in this one. The 23-year-old is hitting a nifty .319/.359/.451 with four homers this season.
    Sunday, 9:21 am
  • Pederson slugs 12th homer, Dodgers top Pads
    Joc Pederson slugged his 12th home run of the season Saturday in the Dodgers' defeat of the Padres.

    Advice: It was a first-inning solo shot off Padres starter Ian Kennedy. Pederson, 23, boasts a .943 OPS through 42 games this season and he's on pace for 46 homers and 100 runs scored. Just give him the NL Rookie of the Year Award.
    Saturday, 9:24 pm
  • Jason Heyward sitting out with hip tightness
    Jason Heyward (hip) is not in the Cardinals lineup Saturday.

    Advice: He started feeling tightness in his hip late in Friday's 5-0 loss to Kansas City. Manager Mike Matheny said Heyward is available off the bench and should be back in the lineup on Sunday. Randal Grichuk is getting the start in right field.
    Saturday, 4:13 pm
  • Avisail Garcia remains out of ChiSox lineup
    Avisail Garcia (knee) remains out of the White Sox lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Friday that Garcia could miss a couple of games, and admitted Saturday that he wanted to give him an extra day as a precautionary measure. J.B. Shuck is once again getting the start in his absence.
    Saturday, 10:44 am
  • Joc Pederson hits 11th homer in victory
    Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 and hit a tiebreaking homer off Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning Friday as the Dodgers beat the Padres 2-1.

    Advice: That's 11 homers for Pederson, so he's still on pace for right around 40. Of course, he's not going to keep that up, but he's the obvious Rookie of the Year favorite at the moment.
    Friday, 9:57 pm
  • Castillo singles in season debut with Red Sox
    Rusney Castillo went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in his season debut Friday against the Angels.

    Advice: Red Sox fans were happy to see Castillo, but he heard some boo-birds after dropping a routine fly ball during a nine-run fifth inning. It was that kind of night in Boston. With his power/speed potential, the 27-year-old has the ability to help spark Boston's sputtering offense. He needs to be owned in all mixed fantasy leagues.
    Friday, 9:12 pm
  • Avisail Garcia (knee) could miss a few games
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Friday that Avisail Garcia's knee injury could cause him to miss a couple of games.

    Advice: The inflammation in his right knee has been an ongoing issue for Garcia, and it looks like it could cost him another couple of games this weekend. J.B. Shuck got the start in his place on Friday and could be in line for additional playing time while Garcia is sidelined.
    Friday, 8:36 pm
  • Cruz launches MLB-leading 17th home run
    Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with his major league-leading 17th home run in a win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

    Advice: It was a solo shot off Marco Estrada in the sixth inning. Cruz has multi-hit games in three out of the last four and currently leads the AL with a .354 batting average. Kendrys Morales pulled ahead in RBI with a big night Friday against the Cardinals, but Cruz isn't too far off the pace there either. He has 34 RBI for the year.
    Friday, 7:14 pm
  • Avisail Garcia scratched with knee issue
    Avisail Garcia was scratched from the White Sox starting lineup on Friday due to inflammation in his right knee.

    Advice: The knee has been a constant issue for Garcia in recent weeks and has caused him to miss several games along the way. J.B. Shuck will start in his place on Friday and bat seventh against Phil Hughes and the Twins.
    Friday, 3:54 pm
  • Red Sox promote outfielder Rusney Castillo
    Red Sox recalled OF Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Castillo is batting eighth Friday and starting in right field, where he should be a regular for the Red Sox most days going forward. The Cuban defector has dealt with a few injuries since spring training, but he batted .293/.341/.440 with two homers, 10 RBI and six stolen bases at Pawtucket to earn the promotion. His power/speed combo makes him worth starting in fantasy lineups right away.
    Friday, 12:35 pm
  • Brock Holt goes 0-for-3 against Rangers
    Brock Holt went 0-for-3 with a walk and struck out looking to end the game Thursday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Holt's great start seems like a distance memory now; he's hitting .149 with one RBI in 47 at-bats since April 27. The Red Sox are playing him less with Shane Victorino (kind of) back, but he has started the last two days with Pablo Sandoval banged up.
    Thursday, 7:07 pm
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Cruz has rare quiet game against Orioles
    Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Up against his old mates for the closing game of the series, Nelson Cruz decided to show mercy and hit a mere single. He also struck out twice. Cruz has been worth every penny the Mariners paid in the off-season and is currently hitting a mind-bending .351/.412/.708 with 16 homers, 33 RBI and 28 runs scored. The RBI total would be higher if the Mariners actually had other hitters who got on base, but alas, they do not.
    Thursday, 3:29 pm
  • Heyward goes 0-for-3 in shutout loss vs NYM
    Jason Heyward went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Thursday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Heyward's one strikeout was actually on the nice side of things, as all five of his teammates hitting above him whiffed at least twice. The 0-for-3 continued a disappointing season for Heyward in his new home, as the outfielder is hitting just .245/.300/.388 with four homers, 12 RBI and 23 runs scored. We hope for an upswing as the season rolls along, though we've tempered our expectations.
    Thursday, 12:59 pm
  • Heyward homers to help Cards trample Mets
    Jason Heyward had two hits and a walk in five trips to the plate, including a solo home run as the Cardinals routed the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: Heyward swatted a solo home run to right-center in the fourth inning, helping to start a six-run outburst. The 25-year-old outfielder has a meager .250/.306/.396 triple-slash line with four home runs and 12 RBI on the year. The Cardinals are hoping the summer months heat up his bat.
    Wednesday, 7:42 pm
  • Krauss doubles, sends Angels to a victory
    Mark Krauss helped the Angels take a late lead and an eventual win with a two-run double on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: First baseman Albert Pujols had to leave the game after he was hit on the wrist by a pitch, so Krauss replaced him at first base. He turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead when he hit a seventh-inning double to plate two runs off of Steve Delabar. Krauss had been 1-for-13 since his promotion on May 12.
    Wednesday, 6:50 pm
    Not Active
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Farrell: Rusney Castillo callup not imminent
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday that a Rusney Castillo promotion is not imminent.

    Advice: Castillo is currently in Miami for the birth of his child and Farrell indicated Tuesday that the Cuban outfielder could report to the Red Sox rather than head back to Triple-A Pawtucket, but that idea has apparently been nixed. Castillo will be back in the PawSox lineup on Thursday. He's batting .304/.355/.449 with two homers and six stolen bases in 17 games at Pawtucket.
    Wednesday, 1:33 pm
  • Cruz retains MLB lead with his 16th homer
    Nelson Cruz kept his hold on the major league in home runs, blasting his 16th of the season as the Mariners fell to the Orioles on Tuesday.

    Advice: Cruz went 2-for-3 with a walk along with the homer. It was a three-run blast in the third inning which temporarily broke a 1-1 tie. Bryce Harper had homered earlier in the evening to move into a tie with Cruz at 15 home runs, so Cruz reclaimed his throne. Along with the 16 homers, Cruz is batting .347/.404/.714 and has knocked in 33 runs.
    Tuesday, 7:27 pm
  • Farrell hints that Castillo could be up soon
    Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Tuesday that Rusney Castillo could be promoted soon.

    Advice: Castillo is currently in Miami for the birth of his child, and Farrell hinted that the outfielder could be recalled by the big club after that rather than report back to Triple-A Pawtucket. "What's taken place is his timing, his ability to impact the baseball is starting to show up a little bit more," said Farrell. "He's returned home obviously for the birth of his child. That's going to be a couple of days. Whether or not we allow him to get a game under his belt at Pawtucket before possibly looking at a change here, those are all possibilities." Castillo has dealt with a few injuries since spring training, but he's healthy now and has hit .304/.355/.449 with two homers and six steals for Pawtucket. He figures to see the lion's share of playing time in right field upon his recall and should be scooped up now in any fantasy leagues where he might be available.
    Tuesday, 4:54 pm
  • Heyward not in Tuesday's lineup
    Jason Heyward is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against southpaw Jon Niese. Peter Bourjos will start in center field and bat leadoff while Randal Grichuk will start in right field and bat second.
    Tuesday, 12:38 pm
  • Mets designate Nieuwenhuis for assignment
    Mets designated OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment.

    Advice: Nieuwenhuis had just three hits over his first 38 at-bats this season, so the Mets decided to make a change. Darrell Ceciliani has been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to serve as an extra outfielder. The 27-year-old Nieuwenhuis has had real issues making contact in the majors, so there's a chance he'll pass through waivers unclaimed.
    Tuesday, 11:33 am
  • Mets to designate Nieuwenhuis for assignment
    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets have designated outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment.

    Advice: The Mets have yet to make an official announcement, but it's expected news. Nieuwenhuis is just 3-for-38 (.079) with 17 strikeouts over 27 games this season. The Mets are expected to call up outfielder Darrell Ceciliani from Triple-A in a corresponding roster move.
    Tuesday, 11:00 am
  • Michael Bourn not in Monday's lineup
    Michael Bourn is not in the Indians' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Michael Brantley is making his fifth start in center field this month over the slumping Bourn. Zach Walters is in left field.
    Monday, 2:03 pm
Internet Explorer 8 is no longer supported by Yahoo Fantasy. Please download a supported browser.