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  • Logan Morrison leaves game with thumb injury
    Logan Morrison was forced to leave Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks with a minor thumb injury.

    Advice: It's unclear what exactly he did to injure the thumb, but it's believed to be a minor ailment. He's considered day-to-day. Today, 5:50 pm
    L, 8-2 vs ^ Ari
  • Mark Trumbo goes hitless in loss to D'Backs
    Mark Trumbo had a rough day at the dish against his former club on Wednesday, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: It was a tough afternoon for most M's hitters against Patrick Corbin, though Trumbo's ineptitude stood out. He's now hitting just .245/.284/.424 on the season with 12 homers and 36 RBI. Today, 4:47 pm
    L, 8-2 vs ^ Ari
  • Trout (wrist) sitting out again on Wednesday
    Mike Trout (wrist) is out of the Angels' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Trout injured his wrist on a diving catch attempt Monday. An MRI taken Tuesday showed only inflammation and the star center fielder is fully expected to avoid the 15-day disabled list. David DeJesus is starting in center field Wednesday in his Angels debut. Today, 1:41 pm
  • Mets 'have their sights clearly on a big bat'
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets "have their sights clearly on a big bat."

    Advice: Heyman lists Justin Upton, Carlos Gonzalez, Carlos Gomez, Gerardo Parra and Jay Bruce as possibilities that they're considering. He adds that the Reds at one point were showing interest in Zack Wheeler (elbow) in a potential trade for Bruce. It was Heyman who reported over the weekend that the Mets were unwilling to meet the Padres' asking price for Upton, but it sounds like the two sides haven't given up on getting something done. Today, 11:48 am
  • '30/70' chance that Carlos Gonzalez is traded
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that there's a "30/70" chance that Carlos Gonzalez is traded.

    Advice: The Rockies are willing to listen to offers for Gonzalez, but they apparently haven't gotten any yet to motivate them to trade the slugger. CarGo is the hottest hitter in baseball with a .431/.471/.969 batting line and 10 homers over his last 16 games. He's owed $37 million from 2016-2017. Today, 11:13 am
  • Angel Pagan not in lineup Wednesday
    Angel Pagan is not in the Giants' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Gregor Blanco is in center field while Pagan rests. Today, 10:28 am
  • Mike Baxter designated for assignment
    Cubs designated OF Mike Baxter for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Ben Rowen. Baxter has hit .246/.348/.263 in 46 games with the big club this season. Today, 9:13 am
    Not Active
    W, 3-2 vs x Col
  • Stanton (hand) cleared to swing off a tee
    Giancarlo Stanton (hand) has been cleared to swing off a tee.

    Advice: He's been taking dry swings for a week and is ready to take the next step. While manager Dan Jennings wouldn't offer a firm timetable on when Stanton will return, he didn't rule out the slugger being activated at some point next week. "His hand looks good," Jennings said. "It's healed. The scar looks well. Now he's going to start off the tee and into flips. He'll progress at his timetable. It's good to see him making strides the right way." Today, 7:37 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-2 vs x Was
  • Lorenzo Cain sitting out on Wednesday
    Lorenzo Cain is not in the Royals' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's just getting some rest. Jarrod Dyson is in center field in Cain's place. Today, 7:00 am
  • Gardner, Yankees hang 21 runs on Rangers
    Brett Gardner and his Yankees teammates took it to the Rangers on Tuesday, with the outfielder going 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and five runs scored in the 21-5 rout.

    Advice: Gardner walked three times to go with his three hits, reaching base in six of his seven plate appearances on the night. The 31-year-old scored runs in the second, third, fourth and sixth innings before adding a two-run homer for good measure in the ninth. Gardner is batting .297/.379/.471 with 11 homers, 46 RBI, 15 steals and 72 runs scored, second-most in the American League. Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Cruz homers, but Mariners fall to the D'Backs
    Nelson Cruz hit a solo home run in a 1-for-4 effort as the Mariners dropped Tuesday's game to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The Mariners had fallen behind 6-1 after the top of the sixth when Cruz got one back with a solo shot off of Zack Godley in the bottom half. It's his fifth home run in his last eight games, giving him 26 on the season with 61 RBI and a .309/.375/.559 batting line. Yesterday, 10:18 pm
    L, 8-2 vs ^ Ari
  • Young belts grand slam, scores four runs
    Chris Young had a monster game Tuesday, finishing 3-for-6 with a grand slam, five RBI and four runs scored against the Rangers.

    Advice: Young came up with the bases loaded in the third inning and took Wandy Rodriguez deep for his 12th homer of the year. The grand slam was his second of the season. Young also had an RBI double in the sixth, his second double of the game. The 31-year-old is hitting .263/.315/.491 overall. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Parra adds 3 hits, scores 3 runs as MIL wins
    Gerardo Parra went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, and three runs scored while extending his hitting streak to 11 games in Tuesday's win against the Giants.

    Advice: Parra led off the game with a double and came around to score in a two-run opening frame. He led off the third with a single and scored, then tripled and scored in the seventh. Parra is having a career year, batting .324/.365/.517 with nine home runs, 31 RBI, 52 runs scored, and seven stolen bases. He could be wearing a new uniform in the next two days as the trade deadline approaches. Yesterday, 9:55 pm
  • Reddick homers to support Gray in a shutout
    Josh Reddick went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Tuesday's shutout win against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Reddick provided insurance, pushing the Athletics' lead to 2-0 after belting a solo home run to right-center in the seventh inning off of Brett Anderson. He hadn't done much since returning from the All-Star break, but still owns a productive .287/.341/.467 batting line with 13 home runs and 57 RBI. Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Carter hits 17th homer in win over Angels
    Chris Carter hit his 17th home run of the season against the Angels on Tuesday.

    Advice: Carter hit a two-run dinger off Angels starter C.J. Wilson in the second inning, his only hit in four at-bats. He seems to be more boom-or-bust than usual of late -- Carter has five hits this month, but three of them have been homers. The 28-year-old is hitting a paltry .185/.297/.389 with 17 homers and 45 RBI overall. Yesterday, 9:37 pm
    Bot 6, 3-1 vs x LAA
  • Mike Trout's (wrist) MRI comes back clean
    An MRI on Mike Trout's left wrist showed only mild inflammation.

    Advice: The Angels weren't worried about Trout's wrist, but this gives them and fantasy owners peace of mind. Manager Mike Scioscia said that Trout could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday. Yesterday, 8:50 pm
  • Bruce adds RBI single in win over Cardinals
    Jay Bruce had an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Bruce was held in check by Cards starter Jaime Garcia, but he got in the action with a run-scoring single against reliever Miguel Socolovich in the ninth. Bruce finished 1-for-4 on the evening. He's somewhat quietly put together a nice stretch recently that has his line up to a respectable .257/.342/.480 with 16 homers and 55 RBI. That resurgence has his trade value up, too, as the deadline approaches. Yesterday, 7:52 pm
  • Mike Trout (wrist) to undergo MRI Tuesday
    Mike Trout (wrist) will undergo an MRI Tuesday.

    Advice: Trout tweaked his left wrist during Sunday's game. The Angels don't seem worried at this point and think he's probably just day-to-day, but they wanted to send him for an MRI just to be safe. More should be available on his status later Tuesday. Yesterday, 3:14 pm
  • Mike Trout not in Angels' lineup on Tuesday
    Mike Trout is not in the Angels' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Trout tweaked his left wrist Sunday afternoon on a diving catch, though he also went 4-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in that same game. It's obviously not a serious issue. Daniel Robertson will start in center field Tuesday night against the Astros. Yesterday, 1:18 pm
  • Rockies more likely to trade CarGo in winter?
    Jerry Crasnick of hears from a source who believes the Rockies are more likely to trade Carlos Gonzalez over the winter as opposed to this week.

    Advice: We're not so sure about that, as Gonzalez has been red-hot this month. Given his injury history, this could be the perfect time for the Rockies to get aggressive. The 29-year-old is still owed $37 million from 2016-2017. Yesterday, 12:57 pm
  • Rockies prepared to trade Carlos Gonzalez
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies are planning to trade outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.

    Advice: And the timing couldn't be better, as Gonzalez went deep twice on Monday against the Cubs and now has 10 home runs this month. The 29-year-old is batting .278/.332/.520 with 20 home runs and 51 RBI overall this season. His injury history and contract could cause some teams to shy away, but he has the potential to be an impact bat for a contender. He's making $16 million this season and is owed $37 million from 2016-2017. Yesterday, 6:44 am
  • Gonzalez homers twice, but the Rockies lose
    Carlos Gonzalez homered twice in a 4-for-5 effort, but the Rockies lost to the Cubs on Monday.

    Advice: Gonzalez started the scoring when he drilled a two-run home run to left-center off of Kyle Hendricks in the third inning. He helped the Rockies rally for a four-run ninth inning, drilling a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth inning against Rafael Soriano. It wasn't a lead they would hold, however. Gonzalez has been on fire in July, racking up 10 multi-hit performances in 19 games. He has 20 home runs on the season with 51 RBI and a .278/.332/.520 triple-slash line. Monday, 8:42 pm
  • Angels still want lefty-hitting OF
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Angels are still searching for a left-handed hitting outfielder.

    Advice: They picked up Shane Victorino from the Red Sox on Monday, but he's viewed as a depth guy that will start some versus lefties. Heyman lists Jay Bruce, David Murphy and Ben Revere as players that the Angels have been interested in. They've also been connected to Gerardo Parra. Monday, 6:26 pm
  • Reddick not a current consideration for Mets
    Josh Reddick "isn't a current consideration" for the Mets, per Mike Puma of the New York Post.

    Advice: FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier this month that the Angels asked the A's about Reddick and were given a flat "no" -- so maybe he's not available at all. Reddick has a cool .282/.336/.452 batting line with 12 home runs and 56 RBI in 92 games this season and the 28-year-old outfielder carries one more year of arbitration eligibility in 2016. Monday, 10:52 am
  • CarGo stays hot as Rockies rout the Reds
    Carlos Gonzalez stayed red-hot on Sunday, blasting another pair of home runs and driving in six as the Rockies routed the Reds 17-7 at Coors Field.

    Advice: Gonzalez delivered an RBI single to start a 10-run third inning, which he finished with a two-run homer. He wasn't finished though, as he clobbered a three-run shot in the fifth to cap off his massive afternoon. He has now hit seven home runs in his last nine games and is slashing .270/.326/.497 on the season with 18 long balls and 47 RBI. Sunday, 5:22 pm
  • Jay Bruce clubs 16th homer in loss to Rockies
    Jay Bruce clubbed his 16th home run of the season as the Reds lost a slugfest to the Rockies at Coors Field on Sunday.

    Advice: He also singled and doubled in the ballgame, finishing 3-for-5 with a pair of runs and four RBI. He's drawing considerable trade interest from many clubs and there's a very strong chance that he'll be donning a new uniform before the end of the week. He has really picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks and is now slashing .258/.341/.484 with 16 homers and 53 RBI. Sunday, 5:06 pm
  • Reddick doubles in loss to Giants
    Josh Reddick went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: The double was Reddick's 14th of the season. He's hitting a cool .282/.336/.452 with 12 homers and 56 RBI. The injury-prone outfielder has already amassed almost as many at-bats this season (330) as he did in the entirety of 2014 (363). As long as he's healthy, he's a productive player. Sunday, 4:40 pm
  • Trout smacks solo homer and grand slam in win
    Mike Trout went off against the Rangers in Sunday's 13-7 win, hitting a pair of home runs including a grand slam and finishing 4-for-4 with five RBI and three runs scored.

    Advice: Trout crushed a solo homer in the first inning off of Rangers starter Nick Martinez. This was just a sign of things to come, as five innings later, the MVP stepped to the plate with the bases juiced and unloaded on a Spencer Patton offering to give the Angels an 8-2 lead. Trout's now launched 31 homers and the five RBI gave him 64 driven in for the season. He's hitting .315/.405/.632 and just seems to keep improving. At 23 years old, it's scary to think of the kinds of numbers he could theoretically post in the future. Sunday, 4:28 pm
  • Cain socks homer off Keuchel in win
    Lorenzo Cain went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: Cain's second-inning solo homer off of Astros starter Dallas Keuchel pushed the Royal lead to 5-1. He also singled and scored a run as the Royals took two out of three in the weekend series and potential playoff preview. If the 29-year-old's current triple-slash of .312/.366/.502 stood at the end of the season, all three of those numbers would be career bests. He's already set a personal high for home runs with 11 and he'll likely pass last season's RBI total of 53 sometime in early August. Sunday, 2:04 pm
  • Mets scouting outfielder Jay Bruce 'heavily''s Anthony DiComo reports that the Mets are scouting Jay Bruce "heavily."

    Advice: He's not the only player the club is considering, though, as Newsday's Marc Carig reports that they're also in on Yoenis Cespedes, provided that the Tigers become sellers. The Mets have also been connected to Justin Upton and haven't totally given up hope on Troy Tulowitzki. Bruce is under contract through the 2017 campaign. Sunday, 7:54 am
  • Josh Reddick not in A's lineup on Saturday
    Josh Reddick is not in the Athletics starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: He'll grab a seat on the pine against tough opposing southpaw Madison Bumgarner. Jake Smolinski will draw the start in right field and bat fifth for the Athletics. Saturday, 9:40 am
  • Mike Trout homers, reaches three times
    Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and a walk against the Rangers on Friday.

    Advice: That's because he's Mike Trout and he often has games like this. He's up to 29 homers for the season, leaving him just seven shy of last year's total. Friday, 10:07 pm
  • CarGo has two-homer night against Reds
    Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo homers in Friday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Make that five home runs in his last eight games. Who knows if the Rockies will actually deal CarGo before next Friday's non-waiver trade deadline, but the recent power surge is surely appreciated by the front office. Friday, 9:43 pm
  • Gerardo Parra not in Brewers lineup on Friday
    Gerardo Parra is not in the Brewers starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest for Parra against opposing left-hander Patrick Corbin. Khris Davis will start in left field and bat sixth for the Brewers on Friday. Friday, 2:15 pm
  • Cruz's two HR can't prevent a Mariners loss
    Nelson Cruz went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI, but the Mariners dropped Wednesday's contest to the Tigers.

    Advice: Cruz got back some of the runs the Mariners gave up in an eight-run third inning, taking Anibal Sanchez out to left field for a two-run home run in the fourth. He tacked on a solo home run in the sixth against Sanchez. Cruz homered on Tuesday, which ended a 13-game homerless drought. Perhaps he's rediscovered his power stroke. He has 24 home runs on the year with 57 RBI and a .304/.372/.554 triple-slash line. Wednesday, 7:23 pm
    L, 8-2 vs ^ Ari
  • Gonzalez's three-run homer not enough vs TEX
    Carlos Gonzalez smashed a three-run homer in Wednesday's 10-8 loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Gonzalez's three-run homer in the eighth inning tied the game at 8-all, but alas, the Rockies bullpen immediately blew the team's new-found lease on life. The outfielder would finish the game 1-for-4. After some tough sledding early in the season, the once-mighty slugger has shown signs of life in June and July and has pushed his overall slash-line to .258/.315/.455 to pair with 14 homers and 39 RBI. He's bounced back nicely from an injury-plagued 2014 and he could post a very good second half to the season if he's able to keep this going. Wednesday, 4:25 pm
  • Reddick not in Athletics' lineup against Jays
    Josh Reddick is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: With lefty Felix Doubront on the hill for the Blue Jays, Reddick will have a seat. Jake Smolinski will start in right field for the A's in Reddick's place. Wednesday, 3:36 pm
  • Trout (heel) back in Angels lineup Wednesday
    Mike Trout (heel) returned to the Angels' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Trout missed Tuesday's game with a sore left heel, but fortunately for everyone it doesn't appear it will be a huge hindrance. Trout is batting third and will serve as the team's designated hitter for Wednesday's contest against the Twins. Wednesday, 3:07 pm
  • Jay Bruce not in lineup for first game
    Jay Bruce is absent from the Reds' lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Cubs.

    Advice: Jason Bourgeois is in right field in his place. Bruce will be back out there during the nightcap. Wednesday, 6:55 am
  • Carter hits 16th homer in win over Red Sox
    Chris Carter went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Carter hit a two-run blast off Justin Masterson in the sixth inning, giving him 16 home runs on the year. The two hits matched his total for the month coming into the game, as Carter has been mired in an ugly stretch that has his line down to .190/.305/.393. The power is still there, obviously, and Carter is ferocious when hot, so perhaps Tuesday will be the start of something good. Tuesday, 9:32 pm
    Bot 6, 3-1 vs x LAA
  • Parra triples twice, scores two runs in win
    Gerardo Parra went 2-for-4 with two triples, an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Indians on Tuesday.

    Advice: Parra led off the bottom of the first inning with a triple, later scoring a run, and he managed to do it again with an RBI triple in the eighth. The outfielder is having a heck of a season after starting the year in a part-time role -- after Tuesday's game, Parra is hitting .315/.352/.514 with nine homers, 31 RBI, 45 runs scored and six steals. He's playing well enough that he may be playing his way out of Milwaukee and onto a championship contender by next week's trade deadline. Tuesday, 8:18 pm
  • Cruz hits long home run in a win vs. Tigers
    Nelson Cruz hit a tape-measure solo home run in a 1-for-5 effort as the Mariners took down the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Cruz extended the Mariners' lead to 5-1 when he drilled a no-doubter way over the center field fence at Comerica Park in the third inning off of Shane Greene. It's his first home run since July 3. He's certainly fallen off a bit in the AL home run race, currently sitting on 22 with 54 RBI and a .300/.369/.533 batting line. Tuesday, 8:07 pm
    L, 8-2 vs ^ Ari
  • Chris Carter (ankle) returns to lineup
    Chris Carter (ankle) returned to the Astros' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: It's Carter's first start since he sprained his right ankle last Friday. He's being used in the designated hitter spot Tuesday, with Marwin Gonzalez covering first base. Tuesday, 7:00 pm
    Bot 6, 3-1 vs x LAA
  • Mike Trout nursing some minor heel soreness
    Mike Trout is not in the Angels' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: He's dealing with some minor left heel soreness, but he's sitting out mainly because he played both ends of Monday's doubleheader (although he was the designated hitter in one game). Trout expects to play on Wednesday. Daniel Robertson is handling center field Tuesday. Tuesday, 3:05 pm
  • Mets keeping an eye on Gerardo Parra
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are looking at Brewers outfielder Gerardo Parra.

    Advice: This confirms a report from Newsday's Marc Carig, who hears that the Mets are also keeping an eye on big names like Justin Upton and Carlos Gomez. Parra figures to be very popular leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but his price tag could be lower than Upton or Gomez. Known for his solid defense, the 28-year-old is having a huge year at the plate this season, batting .313/.348/.500 with nine home runs, 30 RBI, and six steals over 90 games. Tuesday, 9:04 am
  • Trout homers as Angels sweep doubleheader
    Mike Trout went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run as the Angels beat the Red Sox in game two of Monday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Trout kept pace with teammate Albert Pujols for the league lead in home runs when he hit a solo shot in the fifth inning. Pujols, who had homered in the second, broke the tie with a seventh inning home run. Trout has 28 home runs with 57 RBI and an MVP-esque .307/.400/.614 batting line. He's homered eight times in July and he still has 10 days left to add on. Monday, 9:54 pm
  • Bruce's HR proves the difference as Reds win
    Jay Bruce's two-run home run proved to be the deciding factor as the Reds took down the Cubs on Monday.

    Advice: Bruce gave the Reds a 5-4 lead when he drilled a two-run shot off of Justin Grimm in the sixth inning. He also doubled in a 2-for-4 effort. The Reds are shopping Bruce, who has turned in a productive year with 15 home runs, 48 RBI, and a .255/.340/.481 triple-slash line. Monday, 7:54 pm
  • Giancarlo Stanton (hand) to take dry swings
    Giancarlo Stanton (hand) has been cleared to take dry swings after visiting a hand specialist on Monday.

    Advice: The slugger has been sidelined for a little over three weeks following surgery to repair a fractured hamate bone in his left hand. Swinging a bat again is obviously a big step, but Stanton remains at least a couple weeks away from a return to the Marlins' lineup. Jul 20, 6:03 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-2 vs x Was
  • Chris Carter feeling better, not running yet
    Chris Carter (ankle) indicated Sunday that he's feeling much better, but he won't start running again until Tuesday.

    Advice: Carter suffered a sprained right ankle in Friday's game and has yet to return to the lineup. While he could give it a go on Tuesday, expect to see Jonathan Singleton at first base for the Astros for at least one more game. Jul 19, 7:19 pm
    Bot 6, 3-1 vs x LAA
  • Angels have interest in outfielder Jay Bruce
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Angels are interested in Jay Bruce.

    Advice: Morosi notes that the Angels have a scout in attendance at Great American Ball Park on Sunday. The Halos having interest in Bruce doesn't come as a surprise, as they're in the market for a left-handed hitting outfielder. It figures to take quite a bit to pry Bruce away from the Reds, as he's under contract through the 2017 campaign at a pretty reasonable rate. Jul 19, 11:32 am
  • Chris Carter (ankle) out again Sunday
    Chris Carter (ankle) remained out of the Astros' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Carter tweaked his right ankle on Friday. He's expected to avoid the disabled list but could need a little more time. Jon Singleton is handling first base again. Jul 19, 9:12 am
    Bot 6, 3-1 vs x LAA
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