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  • Blackmon knocks in a run in a win vs. the A's
    Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with an RBI, helping the Rockies eke out a win against the Athletics on Tuesday.

    Advice: Blackmon singled in a run in the fifth inning against Chris Bassitt to break a scoreless tie. The outfielder is batting a productive .275/.348/.443 with 10 home runs, 34 RBI, and 21 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Martinez homers again, but Tigers fall in 14
    J.D. Martinez went 3-for-6 with a two-run home run, but the Tigers couldn't overcome the Pirates in 14 innings on Tuesday.

    Advice: Martinez belted a two-run home run to left-center off of Tony Watson in the bottom of the eighth inning, knotting the game up at four apiece. It's his fourth home run in his last five games and his seventh in his last seven. He has 20 round-trippers on the year with 48 RBI and a .275/.330/.535 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Hunter has three hits, home run against Reds
    Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored Tuesday against the Reds.

    Advice: Hunter had a single, double and homer in the contest, but he couldn't collect his 40th career triple to complete the cycle. Still, the 39-year-old has been on a tear in recent days -- the homer was his fourth in his last four games, giving him 12 dingers on the year. Hunter is hitting .272/.328/.464 with 44 RBI and 40 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Grichuk homers among three hits vs. White Sox
    Randal Grichuk went 3-for-5 with a home run in a loss against the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Grichuk had three of the Cardinals' eight hits on the evening, including the homer off Sox ace Chris Sale in the fourth inning. Grichuk also doubled in the game, falling a triple shy of the cycle. The outfielder has gotten regular playing time in the absence of Matt Holliday and has thrived, hitting .284/.318/.574 with seven homers, 21 RBI and 23 runs scored in 46 games. The club may have to find more opportunities for him when Holliday returns in July. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Braun logs four hits as Brewers top the Phils
    Ryan Braun recorded four hits and scored twice in five trips to the plate in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Braun singled and scored in the first inning and did the same in the eighth. He's enjoyed Phillies pitching thus far as he had a three-hit night on Monday as well. The outfielder is batting .275/.343/.502 with 15 home runs, 50 RBI, 44 runs scored, and nine stolen bases on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:55 pm
  • Jose Tabata outrighted to Triple-A
    Pirates sent OF Jose Tabata outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. Tabata has the right to declare free agency, but that won't happen since it would mean forfeiting his $4 million salary. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:11 pm
     
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    4:08 pm @Det
  • Choo homers for the second day in a row
    Shin-Soo Choo homered in Tuesday's victory against the Orioles, finishing 1-for-4 with a walk.

    Advice: Choo hit the second of two fifth-inning solo home runs against Miguel Gonzalez. The outfielder has homered in consecutive games, giving him 10 on the season with 34 RBI and a .232/.315/.395 batting line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:58 pm
  • Matt Szczur has RBI double in win over Mets
    Matt Szczur had an RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: The run-scoring double in the sixth inning was the only run either side could muster on the evening. Szczur finished 2-for-4 in the contest. He's hitting .214/.250/.321 in a part-time role with the Cubs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:37 pm
  • Shane Robinson scratched due to the flu
    Shane Robinson was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup due to the flu.

    Advice: He should be fine in a day or two. Danny Santana took Robinson's spot in the lineup and played center field, while Eddie Rosario moved over to left. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:31 pm
  • Josh Reddick not in lineup Tuesday
    Josh Reddick is not in the Athletics' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Reddick is a little banged up, and with Rockies throwing lefty Jorge De La Rosa, it was a good opportunity to sit him. He'll be available off the bench. Sam Fuld is in right field in his place. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:20 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:15 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:08 pm @Det
  • Steven Moya leaves the yard twice Monday
    Tigers OF prospect Steven Moya broke out of a 6-for-36 slump by belting two homers Monday in a win for Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Both homers were solo shots. Moya now has 11 blasts in 277 at-bats this season. Unfortunately, he's also stuck out 95 times over that same stretch. It's doubtful Moya will ever hit for a high average in the major leagues but his raw power could be enough to earn a promotion later this season. The 23-year-old is No. 84 on MLB.com's top prospect list. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:54 pm
     
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    4:08 pm vs Pit
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:44 pm
  • Castillo with Red Sox on Tuesday
    Rusney Castillo is with the Red Sox in Toronto on Tuesday.

    Advice: Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal writes that it's unclear whether he's with the team to be activated or just as Hanley Ramirez insurance. Castillo was batting .333 (7-for-21) with a homer and a double over five games since his demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket last week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:19 am
     
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  • Tomas homers as D'Backs top the Dodgers
    Yasmany Tomas homered and walked in five trips to the plate Monday as the Diamondbacks took down the Dodgers.

    Advice: Tomas lined a two-run home run to left field in the sixth inning off of Yimi Garcia. It barely made it over the fence and was reviewed for fan interference, but was ultimately upheld. The power hasn't quite been there as often as the D'Backs would have liked, but Tomas has otherwise done a fine job at the plate in his first year in the majors, batting .314/.357/.440 with four home runs and 29 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:34 pm
     
    6:40 pm vs LAD
  • Blackmon the Rockies' only source of offense
    Charlie Blackmon provided the Rockies their only run with a homer in Monday's loss to the Athletics.

    Advice: Blackmon finished 1-for-5, drilling a solo shot in the eighth inning to put the Rockies on the board. He's posting similar numbers as last season, batting .275/.349/.446 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI, but he's really turned things up in the stolen base department. Blackmon has stolen 21 bases already in less than half a season compared to 28 last year. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:53 pm
  • Reddick homers in a win against the Rockies
    Josh Reddick went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run as the Athletics easily defeated the Rockies on Monday.

    Advice: Reddick gave the Athletics a quick 2-0 lead when he popped a two-run home run to right-center off of David Hale in the first inning. It's his 11th of the year but his first in two and a half weeks. Reddick has also knocked in 48 runs while hitting .287/.347/.474. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:51 pm
  • Braun adds three in a barrage of hits vs. PHI
    Ryan Braun went 3-for-5 with an RBI double as the Brewers hit their way past the Phillies on Monday.

    Advice: Braun doubled in the Brewers' third run, cutting their deficit at the time to one run in the fifth inning. The veteran outfielder has been putting up solid numbers for fantasy owners thus far, batting .265/.336/.492 with 15 home runs, 50 RBI, and nine stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:45 pm
  • Choo homers in three-hit effort to beat O's
    Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-5 with a solo home run as the Rangers skated to a win Monday against the Orioles.

    Advice: Choo's solo shot in the fifth inning off of Bud Norris was just piling on at that point, as it made it a 5-0 game. The three-hit effort marked his first multi-hit game since June 13. He'd hit .122 (6-for-49) in 12 games since. The Rangers hope Choo can find some momentum, as he's hitting a meager .232/.314/.386 with nine home runs and 33 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:26 pm
  • Braun's two-run homer helps Brewers top Twins
    Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer to break a tie in the eighth inning, leading the Brewers to a 5-3 win over the Twins on Sunday.

    Advice: With a runner on and no outs in the eighth, Braun slammed a Casey Fien pitch out to left to give the Brewers the lead. He finished 1-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base, his ninth steal of the season. The 31-year-old's .259/.331/.486 line is a bit below his usual output, but Braun's 15 homers and 49 RBI are both eighth-most in the National League. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:16 pm
  • Hunter hits 11th home run in loss to Brewers
    Torii Hunter hit a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Facing Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez, Hunter belted the two-run shot over the wall to draw the Twins within two. The homer salvaged the day for Hunter, who finished 1-for-4. Hunter now had three homers in his last two games, giving him 11 dingers on the year. The veteran outfielder is hitting .266/.324/.445 with 43 RBI and 37 runs scored in his second go-round with the Twins. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:15 pm
  • Charlie Blackmon not in Sunday's lineup
    Charlie Blackmon is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's on the bench with the Giants throwing lefty Madison Bumgarner. Brandon Barnes is covering center field with Blackmon out. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:35 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:00 am
  • Jose Tabata designated for assignment
    Pirates designated OF Jose Tabata for assignment.

    Advice: A .289/.341/.289 batting line over 27 games wasn't enough to keep Tabata around. He's sure to clear waivers given his $4 million salary. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:04 am
     
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    4:08 pm @Det
  • Ryan Braun not in Brewers lineup Saturday
    Ryan Braun is not in the Brewers starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Twins.

    Advice: It appears to be just a routine day of rest for the outfielder. Shane Peterson will get the start in left field for the Brewers and bat sixth against opposing right-hander Kyle Gibson. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 7:47 am
  • J.D. Martinez powers Tigers past White Sox
    J.D. Martinez blasted a solo home run in the eighth inning on Friday, propelling the Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the White Sox.

    Advice: The game had been knotted up at 4-4 before Martinez took Zach Duke over the wall in left-center for the game-winning blast. He has now homered in three consecutive games for the second time this month, and has nine home runs in his last 12 contests. On the season, he's slashing a healthy .274/.331/.533 with 19 home runs and 46 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:26 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:55 pm
  • Reddick's 3 RBI day leads A's past Rangers
    Josh Reddick went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in as the Athletics defeated the Rangers on Thursday.

    Advice: Reddick brought in the game-tying run in the sixth inning with a sacrifice fly to make it 3-3, then added insurance with a two-run single in the seventh to make it 6-3. He entered the day batting a meager .162 (6-for-37) in his last eight games, but he still has a productive .292/.353/.478 batting line with 10 home runs and 45 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:37 pm
  • Martinez clubs his 9th June homer in a loss
    J.D. Martinez went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 10-inning loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Martinez reduced the Tigers' deficit to 5-4 with a two-run home run in the fifth inning off of Carlos Rodon, marking his fifth home run in his last four games. He's also gone yard nine times in June, giving him 18 on the season along with 45 RBI and a .270/.329/.522 batting line. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:17 pm
  • Choo (back) in Rangers' lineup on Thursday
    Shin-Soo Choo (back) is in the Rangers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the A's.

    Advice: Choo missed a couple of games with back spasms. He is playing right field and batting second on Thursday. Rougned Odor is leading off and starting at second base. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:41 am
  • Yasmany Tomas goes 4-for-5 in victory
    Yasmany Tomas had a career-high four hits in five at-bats Wednesday as the Diamondbacks came back to beat the Rockies 8-7.

    Advice: Tomas singled in a run as part of the three-run rally in the ninth. He also had a double earlier in the game. Just when it looked like his average was finally starting to tumble some, he's back up to .328 now. That's even though he's sporting a 43/9 K/BB ratio in 189 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:32 pm
     
    6:40 pm vs LAD
  • Tomas (illness) back in D'Backs lineup Wed.
    Yasmany Tomas (illness) is back in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup Wednesday night in Denver.

    Advice: Tomas had to be scratched from Arizona's lineup Tuesday due to altitude sickness. He's obviously better-acclimated now. The 24-year-old Cuban has hit .315/.351/.429 with three home runs and 25 RBI through his first 53 games at the major league level. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:50 pm
     
    6:40 pm vs LAD
  • Choo (back) out of Rangers' lineup again Wed.
    Shin-Soo Choo (back) is not in the Rangers' starting lineup Wednesday night against the A's.

    Advice: Choo remains day-to-day with back spasms. Ryan Rua will start in right field and bat second versus A's right-hander Kendall Graveman. Joey Gallo is in left field. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:13 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:58 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    4:08 pm @Det
  • J.D. Martinez goes deep Wed. in loss
    J.D. Martinez ripped a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: His longball in the seventh inning got the Tigers on the board, but that's as close as they got with Carlos Carrasco cruising most of the day. Martinez now has 17 home runs on the season to put him on pace for 38, which would far surpass the 23 he hit in last year's breakout campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:23 pm
  • Yasmany Tomas scratched due to illness
    Yasmany Tomas was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to illness.

    Advice: Tomas is having a little trouble with altitude sickness in Denver. It's a bummer for Tomas' fantasy owners, as they were surely looking forward to a matchup against Kyle Kendrick at Coors Field. Danny Dorn has taken his spot in right field. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:56 pm
     
    6:40 pm vs LAD
  • Shin-Soo Choo sitting out with back spasms
    Shin-Soo Choo is not in Tuesday's lineup due to back spasms.

    Advice: Choo also missed a couple games back in April with back spasms. He should be considered day-to-day. Ryan Rua is in right field in his place Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:45 pm
  • Red Sox option Rusney Castillo to Pawtucket
    Red Sox optioned OF Rusney Castillo to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: The 27-year-old outfielder was batting just 230/.260/.544 with one home run and one stolen base in 26 games for Boston. Castillo has a dynamic skillset, but he's better off continuing his development on the farm at this point. He signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with the Red Sox last August. Alejandro De Aza has been drawing regular starts in right field. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:40 pm
     
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  • Rusney Castillo apparently demoted to AAA
    According to Sean McAdam of CSN New England, it appears Rusney Castillo has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Castillo was spotted packing his bags in the Fenway Park clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon. The 27-year-old Cuban outfielder has batted just .230/.260/.544 with one home run and one stolen base in 26 games this season at the major league level. He'll try to work out the kinks against a lower level of competition. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:26 pm
     
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:55 pm
  • J.D. Martinez held out of Tuesday's lineup
    J.D. Martinez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

    Advice: It sounds like a routine day off for Martinez, who is 1-for-9 with seven strikeouts against Danny Salazar. Chris Iott of MLive.com points out that this is the second time Brad Ausmus has sat Martinez against Salazar in recent weeks. Rajai Davis is starting in right field. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:28 pm
  • Matt Szczur recalled from Triple-A
    Cubs recalled OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: He's taking Kyle Schwarber's spot on the roster. Szczur is batting just .167/.225/.222 over 23 games in the majors this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:43 pm
  • J.D. Martinez's three-homer day powers Tigers
    J.D. Martinez had a monster afternoon Sunday, launching three home runs and driving in six in a blowout win over the Yankees.

    Advice: Martinez had a two-run shot off of Masahiro Tanaka in the first inning and then a solo blast off Tanaka in the fifth before capping off his day with a three-run dinger off of Danny Burawa in the sixth. The Tigers outfielder has had his ups and downs this season, but he now has six longballs over his last eight contests and his 16 for the year puts him on pace for 38. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 1:09 pm
  • Yasmany Tomas (elbow) returns to lineup
    Yasmany Tomas (elbow) is back in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Tomas didn't start Saturday after leaving Friday's game following a hit by pitch. He was able to pinch-hit, though, and will be fine. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 11:06 am
     
    6:40 pm vs LAD
  • Rusney Castillo on the bench again
    Rusney Castillo is not in the Red Sox' lineup for the fifth straight game on Sunday.

    Advice: Castillo has started just one game over the last week. The Cuban defector has really struggled this season with an ugly .233/.263/.288 batting line and manager John Farrell is starting to prefer Alejandro De Aza in right field. De Aza is manning the position for a fourth straight day Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 8:51 am
     
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 7:56 am
  • Yasmany Tomas appears as pinch-hitter
    Yasmany Tomas (elbow) flied out as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Tomas didn't start after being lifted from Friday's game following a hit by pitch on the elbow. He'll be fine, though, and figures to return to the lineup Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 5:49 am
     
    6:40 pm vs LAD
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