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  • Adonis Garcia blasts three-run homer
    Adonis Garcia went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: The Braves held just a 1-0 lead heading into the eighth inning, but opened up some much-needed breathing room with a four-run frame. The big blow came courtesy of Garcia, who provided in the clutch when he launched a three-run homer off reliever Logan Verrett. For the season, the 31-year-old third baseman is slashing .253/.296/.356 with five homers and 21 RBI over 194 at-bats. He can be safely avoided for fantasy purposes. 58 minutes ago
    W, 5-2 vs ^ NYM
  • Flores (hand) picks up pair of hits in loss
    Wilmer Flores (hand) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: While Flores was dealing with a left hand contusion entering the weekend series, he has played in-full during each of the last two games. On Sunday, he was the only Mets batter to finish with more than one hit. His ninth-inning RBI single drew the team to within 5-2, but that would be the last of the game's scoring. With a .240/.309/.368 triple-slash over 125 at-bats, Flores does not make for any sort of legitimate fantasy option. Today, 2:54 pm
    L, 5-2 ^ @Atl
  • Prado provides cushion with late RBI hit
    Martin Prado went 1-for-5 with a three-run double in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: The Marlins held a scant 3-1 advantage entering the eighth inning, but Prado provided them a killer breather when he unloaded for a bases-clearing double to bump the advantage to 6-1. That effectively ended the game. The 32-year-old third baseman is slashing .312/.359/.404 with 15 doubles, two homers and 26 RBI over 282 at-bats. Outside of a dependable average, Prado's fantasy value is limited. Today, 2:01 pm
    W, 6-1 vs ^ ChC
  • Kris Bryant flails in vain at Fernandez
    Kris Bryant went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts and a sacrifice fly in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Bryant did loft a third-inning sacrifice fly against Jose Fernandez, but the Cubs' offense was more/less silenced otherwise. For the season, the 24-year-old third-baseman is slashing .265/.367/.520 with 17 doubles, 18 homers and 51 RBI across 279 at-bats. Today, 1:55 pm
    L, 6-1 ^ @Mia
  • MRI on Escobar's knee shows bone bruise
    An MRI on Yunel Escobar's left knee revealed a bone bruise.

    Advice: Escobar suffered the injury on Thursday and hasn't played since. The injury has turned out to be worse than initially expected, although he hasn't been placed on the disabled list yet. However, a move can't be ruled out if he doesn't see improvement in the next day or two. Today, 10:47 am
    Bot 9, 6-6 vs x Oak
  • Yunel Escobar (knee) out again Sunday
    Yunel Escobar (knee) remained out of the Angels' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed three straight games with a sore knee. Escobar is not expected to require a disabled list stint. Jefry Marte is at third base again Sunday. Today, 10:20 am
    Bot 9, 6-6 vs x Oak
  • Jed Lowrie sitting out on Sunday
    Jed Lowrie is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a routine day off. Arismendy Alcantara is getting a start at second base. Today, 9:44 am
    New Player Note
    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    Bot 9, 6-6 x @LAA
  • Mets, Giants show interest in Yunel Escobar
    Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Mets and Giants have expressed interest in Yunel Escobar.

    Advice: ESPN's Jerry Crasnick has also reported previously that the Giants are eyeing Escobar. It's unclear whether the Mets' interest in Escobar might be lessened now that they've signed Jose Reyes. The Angels hold a $7 million club option on Escobar for 2017, but Moura hears that the third baseman is likely to be dealt before the trade deadline. Today, 9:43 am
    Bot 9, 6-6 vs x Oak
  • Sano (hamstring) needs 3-4 more rehab games
    Miguel Sano (hamstring) is expected to need 3-4 more rehab games before being activated from the disabled list.

    Advice: He's already played two, but the Twins would like him to work on his timing and pitch recognition for a bit longer. Sano is also slated to play the outfield at least once after handling third base for his first two rehab contests. Today, 8:36 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 7-1 x @NYY
  • Trevor Plouffe (groin) back in Twins' lineup
    Trevor Plouffe (groin) is back in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Plouffe missed a couple games with a mild groin strain. He's at first base Sunday, as the Twins are using Joe Mauer in the designated hitter spot and again benching Byung-ho Park. Byron Buxton and Kurt Suzuki are also getting breathers, as Danny Santana and Juan Centeno are in center field and at catcher, respectively. Today, 8:17 am
  • Cliff Pennington (hamstring) runs the bases
    Cliff Pennington (hamstring) ran the bases on Saturday.

    Advice: Pennington is nearing a rehab assignment. The veteran infielder has missed a good chunk of the season with a pair of hamstring injuries. Today, 7:11 am
    New Player Note
    Cliff Pennington LAA - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    Bot 9, 6-6 vs x Oak
  • Valbuena (back) 3-for-4 in return to action
    Luis Valbuena (back) went 3-for-4 with three RBI in his return to action Saturday.

    Advice: Valbuena had to depart Friday's contest with lower back tightness, but he didn't have to miss any starts. He's got his batting line up to .257/.357/.442 after the recent surge he's been on. Today, 5:16 am
  • Valencia pokes three hits and 11th home run
    Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 and hit a two-run homer in the first inning to lead the Athletics over the Angels 7-3 on Saturday.

    Advice: Valencia has quietly put up a fantastic .333/.381/.552 slash line with 11 home runs in 201 at-bats. He has played well in limited time in recent years, registering an .888 OPS in 2013 and an .864 OPS last year. So there is good reason to believe the 32-year-old veteran can continue to help fantasy teams all season long. He delivers a nice mix of power and average. The reason he has rarely been an everyday player throughout his career is because he has large platoon splits, being much more deadly versus left-handed pitching. Today, 12:30 am
  • Johnson's 11th-inning homer leads Mets to win
    Kelly Johnson's solo home run broke a scoreless tie in the 11th inning Saturday, leading the Mets to a 1-0 victory over the Braves.

    Advice: Johnson led off the 11th inning as a pinch-hitter, and he took reliever Dario Alvarez deep for what turned out to be the only run of the contest. The homer was Johnson's third of the season and his second with the Mets; his first came as a member of the Braves, the team he defeated Saturday. The utilityman is batting .233/.297/.347 overall. Yesterday, 8:09 pm
    New Player Note
    Kelly Johnson NYM - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    L, 5-2 ^ @Atl
  • Villar has three hits, stolen base vs. Nats
    Jonathan Villar went 3-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored Saturday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Villar's breakout season continues, with Saturday's three-hit game counting as his fifth in his last 10 contests. He also leads the league with his 26 stolen bases. The 25-year-old is batting .299/.380/.429 overall. Yesterday, 6:34 pm
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Was
  • Lawrie homers twice as White Sox fall short
    Brett Lawrie hammered a pair of home runs Saturday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The Pale Hose matched a team record with seven home runs on Saturday, though all of them were solo shots. Lawrie legged an inside-the-parker in the second inning before taking R.A. Dickey deep again in the fourth. He added an RBI single in the sixth for good measure. The 26-year-old is now on pace for 20 home runs, which would best the 16 he belted last season. Unfortunately he's hitting just .241 with 88 strikeouts in 278 at-bats. Yesterday, 2:50 pm
    W, 5-2 vs ^ Tor
  • Alvarez delivers two-run single vs. Rays
    Pedro Alvarez had a two-run single as the Orioles won the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader versus the Rays.

    Advice: Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored on the afternoon. After a miserable start to the season, the 29-year-old has turned things around by batting .315 (17-for-54) with six homers and 15 RBI this month. The batting average won’t last, but he’s in a great spot for his power to shine. Yesterday, 1:28 pm
    W, 12-5 vs x TB
  • Motter hitless in loss to Orioles
    Taylor Motter went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Saturday versus the Orioles.

    Advice: Motter is now batting .174/.275/.290 on the year. He’s been getting playing time in the outfield recently due to a long list of injuries for the Rays, but Oswaldo Arcia’s arrival should change that. Yesterday, 1:27 pm
    Player Note
    Taylor Motter TB - 3B,SS,OF
    L, 12-5 x @Bal
  • Red Sox opton INF Marrero to minors
    Red Sox optioned INF Deven Marrero to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: The Red Sox have added William Cuevas to their bullpen for Saturday's game. Marrero went 1-for-7 with three strikeouts during his brief stay in the majors. Yesterday, 10:36 am
    Not Active
    L, 6-2 x @Tex
  • Jake Lamb not in Saturday's lineup vs. COL
    Jake Lamb is not in Saturday's lineup versus the Rockies.

    Advice: He'll sit against left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. Brandon Drury will start at third base and bat seventh. Yesterday, 10:34 am
    Top 8, 7-7 ^ @Col
  • Twins hopeful Plouffe (groin) will play Sun.
    The Twins are hopeful that Trevor Plouffe (groin) will play Sunday.

    Advice: Plouffe suffered a mild right groin strain on Thursday, but he went through baseball activities Saturday and felt good. At the very least, it appears likely he'll avoid a stint on the disabled list. Yesterday, 9:54 am
  • Plouffe (groin) could take swings in cage Sat
    Trevor Plouffe (groin) could take some swings in the cage on Saturday.

    Advice: Plouffe was held out of the lineup Friday after suffering a mild right groin strain on Thursday, but he's feeling some improvement. The Twins are optimistic he'll be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list, but it depends on how he responds in the next couple of days. Yesterday, 7:48 am
  • Perez activated from paternity leave
    Brewers activated INF Hernan Perez from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: The move was made on Friday. Perez had been away from the team since Tuesday. Yesterday, 5:29 am
    Player Note
    Hernán Pérez Mil - 2B,3B,OF
    L, 3-2 vs x Was
  • Shaw (shin) singles in return to lineup
    Travis Shaw (shin) went 1-for-4 with a single in his return to the lineup Friday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Shaw was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Thursday after leaving Wednesday's game with a right shin contusion. He should be good to go moving forward. Yesterday, 5:27 am
    Player Note
    Travis Shaw Bos - 1B,3B
    L, 6-2 ^ @Tex
  • Yasmany Tomas homers twice in win
    Yasmany Tomas drove in four runs with a pair of homers to help the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies 10-9 on Friday.

    Advice: The Diamondbacks won despite being just the second team in history to use nine pitchers in a nine-inning game that took place prior to the Sept. 1 roster expansion. Tomas finally came up big with multiple men on base; he had never homered and rarely gotten a hit of any kind with two or three bases occupied. The first homer tonight was a three-run shot, and he tied up the game in the ninth with a solo blast. The Diamondbacks went on to take their 10-9 lead when Michael Bourn drove in Jean Segura. Friday, 10:45 pm
  • Jake Lamb goes 3-for-4, drives in three
    Jake Lamb had three hits, three RBI and three errors Friday against the Rockies.

    Advice: At least the bat mostly made up for the glove. Lamb tripled and doubled in the contest. He's sitting against a lot of left-handers, but he's currently sporting a .943 OPS, making him one of the NL's top hitters to date. Friday, 10:35 pm
    Top 8, 7-7 ^ @Col
  • Kyle Seager reaches four times
    Kyle Seager reached base all four times he was up Friday, going 2-for-2 with a double and two walks.

    Advice: It's not easy keeping up with little brother Corey, but Kyle is doing the best he can; his OPS is up to .853 after a really poor start. Friday, 10:15 pm
    Bot 7, 6-8 vs ^ StL
  • Rendon's slump continues vs. Brewers
    Anthony Rendon went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts in Friday’s loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: It looked like Rendon was finally getting on track earlier this month, but he’s hitting just .170 (9-for-53) with 20 strikeouts over his last 15 games. His batting line sits at a disappointing .248/.330/.393 for the year. Friday, 8:45 pm
    W, 3-2 ^ @Mil
  • Machado launches 18th home run as O's win
    Manny Machado went deep for the 18th time as part of a 2-for-4 night as the Orioles defeated the Rays 6-3 on Friday.

    Advice: The elite third baseman now sports a mammoth .320/.382/.615 slash line with 52 runs and 43 RBI. He has yet to steal a base this year after swiping 20 last year. Still 23 years old, Machado should be a first round fantasy draft pick for years to come. Friday, 7:43 pm
    W, 12-5 vs ^ TB
  • Luis Valbuena exits game with back tightness
    Luis Valbuena exited Friday's game against the Royals with lower back tightness.

    Advice: Valbuena went 0-for-1 with a walk and a run scored before exiting in the second inning. It's probably safe to call him day-to-day. Friday, 7:02 pm
  • Escobar (knee) expected to play Saturday
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Yunel Escobar (knee) is expected to play Saturday.

    Advice: Escobar tweaked his knee during Thursday's game and will get a day of rest on Friday. However, it's not expected to be a lingering issue. Consider him day-to-day. Friday, 4:22 pm
    Bot 9, 6-6 vs x Oak
  • Escobar not in Friday's lineup
    Yunel Escobar (knee) is not in Friday's lineup against the Athletics.

    Advice: Escobar exited Thursday's game with a knee issue and apparently isn't back to 100 percent yet. Jefry Marte will start at third base while Shane Robinson will play left field. Friday, 3:29 pm
    Bot 9, 6-6 vs x Oak
  • Miguel Sano (hamstring) playing 3B on rehab
    Miguel Sano (hamstring) will play third base on Friday and Saturday for Triple-A Rochester in his first two rehab games.

    Advice: He'll then serve as a designated hitter on Sunday. That could be all the rehab contests Sano needs, and it's certainly notable that the Twins don't appear to intend to play him in the outfield at all at Rochester. He could handle third base for the Twins if Trevor Plouffe (groin) winds up needing a disabled list stint, and we can't rule out the possibility that the Twins are done with Sano in the outfield. There's been talk of sending Byung-ho Park to the minors, so Sano could wind up in the designated hitter spot. Friday, 3:03 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 7-1 x @NYY
  • Giants have shown interest in Yunel Escobar
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Angels "are listening" on Yunel Escobar and the Giants are "among the teams that have expressed interest."

    Advice: It could indicate that the Giants aren't expecting Matt Duffy (Achilles) back anytime soon. It's no surprise that the Angels are willing to move Escobar, as they're already 16 games out of first place and don't seem likely to close that gap. Escobar is making $7 million this season and the Halos have a $7 million option on him for 2017. Friday, 1:47 pm
    Bot 9, 6-6 vs x Oak
  • Trevor Plouffe (groin) sitting out Friday
    Trevor Plouffe (groin) is not in the Twins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Plouffe tweaked his right groin on Thursday. The feeling is that it's a minor ailment, but he could need a few days of rest. Eduardo Nunez had slid over to third base and Eduardo Escobar will get a start at shortstop Friday. Friday, 12:57 pm
  • Cole Figueroa designated for assignment
    Pirates designated INF Cole Figueroa for assignment.

    Advice: The Bucs needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Figueroa has just four hits in 26 at-bats in his time in the majors this season. Friday, 12:30 pm
    Not Active
    5:08 pm vs x LAD
  • Jake Lamb launches two-run dinger in victory
    Jake Lamb went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Oddly, while the Diamondbacks racked up 15 hits on the evening, they had just two of the extra-base species. Both came in the third inning, with Socrates Brito and Lamb each socking two-run home runs. For his part, Lamb has now homered four times in his last 10 games. He's hit to a strong .279/.360/.563 triple-slash with 17 doubles, 15 homers and 47 RBI over 240 at-bats. A trip to the All-Star Game is by no means a guarantee, but his numbers make him worthy of consideration at the very least. Thursday, 9:45 pm
    Top 8, 7-7 ^ @Col
  • Garcia's go-ahead shot leads Braves past Mets
    Adonis Garcia hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to break a tie and lead the Braves to a 4-2 win over the Mets on Thursday.

    Advice: Garcia got just enough of an Addison Reed pitch to clear the wall in left field for the game-winning dinger. It was his fourth of the year and his third in his last 10 games. He's hitting .389 with six RBI and six runs scored in that span, bringing his overall line up to .258/.304/.346. Thursday, 8:16 pm
    W, 5-2 vs ^ NYM
  • Trevor Plouffe diagnosed with a groin strain
    Trevor Plouffe has been diagnosed with a mild right groin strain.

    Advice: Plouffe suffered the injury while trying to leg out a grounder in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday versus the Phillies. He's listed as day-to-day, but the third baseman might have to sit out all weekend to give the strain ample time to heal. Eduardo Nunez took over at the hot corner Thursday, with Eduardo Escobar drawing the start at short. Thursday, 12:50 pm
  • Travis Shaw (shin) out Thursday vs. Chicago
    Travis Shaw (shin) is out of the Red Sox starting lineup Thursday versus the White Sox.

    Advice: Shaw left Wednesday's game with a right shin contusion and was still feeling some discomfort on Thursday morning, but it's not anything overly serious and he should be available to pinch-hit. Marco Hernandez is starting at third base and hitting ninth against White Sox batting practice pitcher James Shields. Thursday, 8:13 am
    Player Note
    Travis Shaw Bos - 1B,3B
    L, 6-2 ^ @Tex
  • Trevor Plouffe goes 3-for-4, doubles
    Trevor Plouffe went 3-for-4 with a double and a couple of runs scored Wednesday in the Twins' 6-5 win over the Phillies.

    Advice: The Twins have to make a decision soon on what to do with Miguel Sano, and their ideal solution should be to put Sano back at third and trade Plouffe. Plouffe, though, doesn't have the same kind of trade value he did in the offseason, and the Twins like him too much to want to sell low. It'd help a lot if he could get hot, and he has gone 5-for-9 with three RBI the last two days. Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • Travis Shaw forced out with shin contusion
    Travis Shaw left Wednesday's game against the White Sox with a right shin contusion.

    Advice: Shaw initially suffered the contusion after he fouled a ball off his right foot on Tuesday. While he started at third base on Wednesday, he was replaced in the field by Deven Marrero to start the fourth inning. Consider him day-to-day moving forward. The Red Sox and White Sox will play on Thursday morning and it wouldn't be a surprise if Shaw is rested for that one. Wednesday, 5:27 pm
    Player Note
    Travis Shaw Bos - 1B,3B
    L, 6-2 ^ @Tex
  • Jonathan Villar out Wednesday against A's
    Jonathan Villar is out of the Brewers' starting lineup Wednesday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Yadiel Rivera will start at shortstop and bat ninth versus A's right-hander Daniel Mengden. Aaron Hill is batting leadoff in the afternoon game at Oakland Coliseum. Wednesday, 10:24 am
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Was
  • Adonis Garcia (ankle) used as pinch-hitter
    Adonis Garcia (ankle) struck out as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday night against the Marlins.

    Advice: Garcia hasn't started a game since injuring his left ankle last Thursday, but he would seem to be pretty close. The third baseman is slashing .258/.305/.331 with three homers and 14 RBI in 49 games this season. Wednesday, 5:46 am
    W, 5-2 vs ^ NYM
  • Plouffe has two-run triple in win over Phils
    Trevor Plouffe went 2-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Phillies on Tuesday.

    Advice: The triple was the first of 2016 for Plouffe, who had four last season. The runs batted in were Plouffe's first in almost a week, giving him 22 RBI in 51 games this year. The 30-year-old is hitting .244/.267/.373 on the year. Tuesday, 10:18 pm
  • Pedro Alvarez socks two long balls in loss
    Pedro Alvarez socked a pair of long balls and drove home five runs, but it wasn't enough to lead the Orioles to victory over the Padres on Tuesday.

    Advice: Alvarez smacked a two-run homer off of Luis Perdomo in the fourth inning, putting the O's on top 4-3. He repeated the feat the following frame, then added an RBI single in the ninth. Alvarez finished the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored, raising his season slash to .240/.318/.473 to complement his nine homers and 24 RBI. Tuesday, 10:01 pm
    W, 12-5 vs x TB
  • Yasmany Tomas goes deep to beat Blue Jays
    Yasmany Tomas clubbed a two-run homer in the fourth inning on Tuesday, propelling the Diamondbacks to a 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Tomas turned around a fastball from Marco Estrada, sending it deep into the seats in left field, increasing the Diamondbacks' advantage to 3-0 in the fourth inning. With his 1-for-4 effort on Tuesday, Tomas is now hitting .257/.309/.454 with 10 long balls and 25 RBI on the season. Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Travis Shaw scores lone run in loss to ChiSox
    Travis Shaw went 2-for-4 with a double and scored the Red Sox lone run in Tuesday's loss to Chris Sale and the White Sox.

    Advice: Shaw singled leading off the third inning, advanced on a base hit by Sandy Leon and took third on a fly ball, setting the stage for him to score on a sacrifice fly by Mookie Betts. He has cooled a bit after his blistering start to the season, but is still hitting a respectable .272/.342/.451 with seven bombs and 37 RBI. Tuesday, 7:36 pm
    Player Note
    Travis Shaw Bos - 1B,3B
    L, 6-2 ^ @Tex
  • Kyle Seager goes deep in loss to Tigers
    Kyle Seager clubbed a two-run homer on Tuesday, accounting for the entirety of his squad's offense in a loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: His two-run shot off of Justin Verlander in the sixth inning briefly gave the M's a 2-0 lead, but it would be short-lived. The bomb was Seager's lone hit in four at-bats on the night. He's now hitting .269/.350/.511 with 15 homers and 48 RBI on the season. Tuesday, 7:16 pm
    Bot 7, 6-8 vs ^ StL
  • Sano (hamstring) to begin rehab games Fri.
    Miguel Sano (hamstring) expects to begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Sano has been on the disabled list since June 1 because of a left hamstring strain. "He's hungry to get out and play," Twins manager Paul Molitor said Tuesday. "I think between the diagnosis and our concern about making sure this is something that doesn't get repeated, we're proceeding cautiously." Look for him to spend about 4-5 days at Rochester before returning to the Twins' active roster. Tuesday, 6:05 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 7-1 x @NYY
  • Brewers place Perez on paternity leave
    Brewers placed INF Hernan Perez on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Perez can remain on the paternity leave list for 24-72 hours. Yadiel Rivera will take his place on the Brewers' bench. Tuesday, 10:42 am
    Player Note
    Hernán Pérez Mil - 2B,3B,OF
    L, 3-2 vs x Was
  • Pennington (hamstring) not close to return
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that Cliff Pennington (hamstring) is still "a ways away."

    Advice: Scioscia said that Pennington is just beginning some "very low level" baseball activity, so a return isn't imminent. The veteran infielder has been sidelined since the end of May after aggravating a left hamstring strain. Monday, 5:57 pm
    New Player Note
    Cliff Pennington LAA - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    Bot 9, 6-6 vs x Oak
  • Jake Lamb slugs 14th home run of the year
    Jake Lamb slugged his 14th home run of the season Monday in the Diamondbacks' defeat of the Phillies.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot in the top of the first inning off Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson. Lamb had a massive four-game series in Philadelphia, going 9-for-17 with two homers and five RBI. He has a stellar .932 OPS and 45 RBI in 68 total games this year. Jun 20, 1:03 pm
    Top 8, 7-7 ^ @Col
  • Jake Lamb stays hot with double and triple
    Jake Lamb went 2-for-5 with two RBI in the Diamondbacks' 5-1 defeat of the Phillies on Sunday.

    Advice: Lamb drove in Paul Goldschmidt with an RBI double in the top of the sixth inning and then plated Goldy again with an RBI triple in the bottom of the ninth. He also went 2-for-4 with a home run on Saturday and 3-for-4 on Friday. The third baseman is enjoying a breakout season at age 25, now with a .917 OPS and 43 RBI in 67 games. Jun 19, 1:42 pm
    Top 8, 7-7 ^ @Col
  • Mets have talked to A's about Danny Valencia
    Justin Tasch and Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News report that the Mets talked to the Athletics about Danny Valencia prior to acquiring Kelly Johnson.

    Advice: Johnson almost surely won't be a big needle-mover, so it's doubtful the acquisition of him would prevent the Mets from continuing to seek a bigger upgrade. Valencia would make a lot of sense for the Mets, especially with his ability to play both third and first base. He's making $3.15 million this season and is eligible for arbitration for a final time over the winter. Jun 19, 6:24 am
  • Miguel Sano (hamstring) takes BP, runs
    Miguel Sano (hamstring) took batting practice and did some running on Saturday.

    Advice: Sano will take a day off Sunday before going through a multitude of tests, including cutting, starting and stopping, on Monday. "He’s getting pretty close to starting to think about sending him out [on a rehabilitation assignment]," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. Jun 19, 6:10 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 7-1 x @NYY
  • Escobar enjoys three-hit afternoon versus A's
    Yunel Escobar went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Athletics.

    Advice: Escobar's strong season has continued with a good month of June, as he's now got multi-hit contests in seven of his 14 starts this month. The third baseman is batting .312/.362/.415 with 20 RBI and 31 runs scored atop the Angels' lineup. Jun 18, 6:58 pm
    Bot 9, 6-6 vs x Oak
  • Machado to begin serving suspension Sunday
    Manny Machado will begin serving his four-game suspension on Sunday.

    Advice: Machado has officially dropped his appeal and will sit out the Orioles' series finale against the Blue Jays along with a makeup game Monday versus the Rangers and a two-game set against the Padres. He was given the four-game suspension for charging at Royals starter Yordano Ventura on June 7. Ventura has also dropped his appeal and will serve an eight-game sentence. Jun 18, 4:15 pm
    W, 12-5 vs ^ TB
  • Adonis Garcia (ankle) out again Saturday
    Adonis Garcia (ankle) is aiming to return to the Braves' starting lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Garcia hasn't played since tweaking his ankle while running the bases on Thursday afternoon. He could pinch-hit Saturday and Sunday, but the third baseman is still having issues with lateral movement. Jun 18, 3:56 pm
    W, 5-2 vs ^ NYM
  • Rendon, Werth out of Nats' lineup Saturday
    Anthony Rendon is out of the Nationals' lineup on Saturday night against the Padres.

    Advice: Jayson Werth will also get some rest. Stephen Drew is at third base and Ben Revere is in left. Jun 18, 3:34 pm
    W, 3-2 ^ @Mil
  • Wilmer Flores (hand) returns to Mets lineup
    Wilmer Flores (hand) is back in the Mets' starting lineup Saturday against the Braves.

    Advice: Flores was held out of Friday's lineup due to a left hand contusion, but he did pinch-hit later in the game. He is starting at third base and batting sixth on Saturday. Jun 18, 1:21 pm
    L, 5-2 ^ @Atl
  • Red Sox recall Deven Marrero from Triple-A
    Red Sox recalled INF Deven Marrero from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: The 25-year-old infielder will provide depth while Josh Rutledge is on the disabled list. A defensive-minded shortstop, Marrero was hitting just .216/.256/.264 with no homers and 19 RBI at Pawtucket. He holds no fantasy value. Jun 18, 8:52 am
    Not Active
    L, 6-2 x @Tex
  • Trevor Plouffe not in Twins lineup Saturday
    Trevor Plouffe is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Yankees.

    Advice: It looks to be just a regular day of rest for Plouffe. Eduardo Escobar wI'll start in his place and bat seventh against Michael Pineda and the Yankees. Jun 18, 7:56 am
  • Tomas smacks two solo homers vs. Phils
    Yasmany Tomas connected for a pair of solo homers Friday against the Phillies.

    Advice: The second homer reached the second deck. It was his second career multi-homer game. He also hit two homers against the Padres back on April 17. Tomas is now up to nine homers through 58 games this season, which matches his total from 118 games last season. Still, he has slowed down significantly since his hot start to the season and regular playing time is no longer a sure thing. Jun 17, 8:34 pm
  • Flores (hand) strikes out as pinch-hitter
    Wilmer Flores (hand) struck out in a pinch-hit appearance Friday versus the Braves.

    Advice: Flores was held out of the starting lineup after suffering a left hand contusion on a hit-by-pitch on Thursday, but he was asked to pinch-hit Friday with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning. While he didn’t come through, it’s a sign that he should be back in the lineup very soon. The 24-year-old is expected to get the bulk of the playing time at third base with David Wright (neck) sidelined. Jun 17, 8:02 pm
    L, 5-2 ^ @Atl
  • Adonis Garcia (ankle) not in lineup Friday
    Adonis Garcia (ankle) is not in the Braves' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Garcia left Thursday's game with a sore ankle. He's not expected to be sidelined for more than a day or two. Chase d'Arnaud is handling third base Friday. Jun 17, 2:42 pm
    W, 5-2 vs ^ NYM
  • Miguel Sano (hamstring) ahead of schedule
    Twins manager Paul Molitor said Friday that Miguel Sano (hamstring) is progressing ahead of schedule and could begin a rehab assignment in a week.

    Advice: A rare bit of good news for the Twins. Sano has been swinging a bat for nearly a week, although it's unclear how much, if any, running he's done. He could conceivably be back before the end of the month if all goes well. Jun 17, 2:34 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 7-1 x @NYY
  • Manny Machado could drop suspension appeal
    Manny Machado could drop the appeal of his four-game suspension.

    Advice: Machado's appeal is slated to be heard Tuesday, but he could drop it before then. It sounds like the O's are just waiting for J.J. Hardy (foot) to come off the disabled list, which is expected to happen Saturday or Sunday. Machado could drop his appeal at that point. Jun 17, 1:39 pm
    W, 12-5 vs ^ TB
  • Wilmer Flores (hand) not in Friday's lineup
    Wilmer Flores (hand) is not in the Mets' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Flores departed Thursday's contest after being hit on the left hand by a pitch. X-rays came back clean, but he's likely still sore. Kelly Johnson will fill in at third base Friday. Jun 17, 12:37 pm
    L, 5-2 ^ @Atl
  • Kris Bryant sitting out with a stomach bug
    Kris Bryant is not in Friday's lineup due to a stomach bug.

    Advice: He could be available to pinch-hit and should be back in the lineup in a day or two. Javier Baez is at third base Friday. Jun 17, 8:51 am
    L, 6-1 ^ @Mia
  • Kris Bryant getting a day off on Friday
    Kris Bryant is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just receiving a day of rest. Jason Heyward is also sitting out for the Cubs, as they have Javier Baez at third base and Matt Szczur and Albert Almora in the corner outfield spots. Jun 17, 8:04 am
    L, 6-1 ^ @Mia
  • Brewers top Dodgers on two-run Villar homer
    Jonathan Villar hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning in Thursday's 8-6 win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Stepping to the plate with one out and facing reliever Pedro Baez with the game knotted at 6-6 in the ninth inning, Villar socked a no-doubt two-run shot to dead central. He also notched a single and a stolen base in what was a nice all-around game. For the season, the 25-year-old shortstop is slashing .302/.390/.442 with 16 doubles, six homers, 28 RBI and 24 steals across 242 at-bats. His versatility as an offensive player makes him an immaculate fantasy option. Jun 16, 10:43 pm
    L, 3-2 vs ^ Was
  • Wilmer Flores leaves game with bruised hand
    Wilmer Flores left Thursday's game against the Pirates with a bruised left hand.

    Advice: Flores took a Juan Nicasio pitch off his left hand to open the second inning. He stuck around for a while but was eventually replaced at third base by Kelly Johnson. The good news is that Flores' X-rays came back negative, so he shouldn't miss much time. With Flores banged up David Wright recovering from surgery, the Mets aren't catching any breaks at third base. Jun 16, 5:46 pm
    L, 5-2 ^ @Atl
  • Kyle Seager dooms Rays with late homer
    Kyle Seager belted a solo home run Thursday in a win over the Rays.

    Advice: He gave the M's a much-needed insurance run by sending Tyler Sturdevant's offering into the seats for a ninth-inning solo home run. Seager has been one of the premier third basemen in fantasy this year with 13 jacks and 45 RBI. He's on pace for 33 homers, which would easily surpass his career-high of 26 set last season. Jun 16, 4:59 pm
    Bot 7, 6-8 vs ^ StL
  • Machado's appeal to be heard Tuesday
    Manny Machado's suspension appeal will be heard on Tuesday.

    Advice: He was suspended four games for charging the mound on Yordano Ventura after getting hit by a pitch in a game on June 7. Machado isn't going to get his ban completely overturned but the league might not knock off a game or two. Fantasy owners should expect to be without Machado for a few games next week. Jun 16, 3:34 pm
    W, 12-5 vs ^ TB
  • Adonis Garcia day-to-day with ankle soreness
    Adonis Garcia left Thursday's game against the Reds because of mild ankle soreness.

    Advice: Garcia tweaked his ankle while running the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning. He finished the afternoon 1-for-4. Consider the third baseman day-to-day. Jun 16, 12:03 pm
    W, 5-2 vs ^ NYM
  • Adonis Garcia pulled from game due to injury
    Adonis Garcia was pulled from Thursday's game against the Reds with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Garcia called for a trainer after running from first base to second base on a Jace Peterson single in the bottom of the seventh inning. Erick Aybar replaced him on the bases. Look for an update on Garcia shortly. Jun 16, 11:38 am
    W, 5-2 vs ^ NYM
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