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  • Corey Dickerson nursing sore left thumb
    Corey Dickerson (thumb) missed Sunday's game with a sore left thumb.

    Advice: Dickerson won't be in the lineup Monday against Boston but he's hoping to return on Tuesday. The 27-year-old has struggled in his first year away from Coors Field, hitting just .209 with 13 HR and 34 RBI. Evan Longoria filled in as the DH Sunday against Baltimore. The Rays have sunk to the bottom of the AL East by losing 11 straight. Rotoworld.com 23 minutes ago
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  • Souza (hip) to take batting practice Monday
    Steven Souza (hip) will take batting practice on Monday.

    Advice: Souza has been limited to hitting in a cage so far but he'll be on the field for Monday's BP session at Tropicana Field. He should be close to beginning a rehab assignment. Souza received a cortisone shot for a strained hip about a week and a half ago. He'll be back before the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com 28 minutes ago
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  • Freese plates three as Pirates beat Kershaw
    David Freese walloped a three-run double in the second inning on Sunday, leading the Pirates to a 4-3 victory over Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers.

    Advice: It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night, but proved to be the difference in the ballgame. Freese continues to excel in the middle of the Pirates lineup, slashing .290/.369/.448 with six bombs and 30 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:55 pm
  • Giants' Gillaspie smacks walkoff RBI double
    Conor Gillaspie hit a walkoff RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Giants beat the Phillies 8-7 on Sunday afternoon in San Francisco.

    Advice: Gillaspie drove in Ramiro Pena, who had slapped a one-out double a couple pitches before. Gillaspie also had a single and he got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the third, finishing the day 2-for-4 with two big RBI. He will continue to get regular playing time while Matt Duffy recovers from an Achilles strain and is worth consideration in NL-only fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:51 pm
  • Gutierrez clobbers three-run homer in loss
    Franklin Gutierrez clobbered a three-run home run in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Sunday.

    Advice: He also singled and drew a walk, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3. Gutierrez was in the lineup due to his ability to mash left-handed pitching, but impressively his three-run shot came off right-handed reliever Donn Roach in the sixth inning to tie the game at 6-6. Unfortunately, that would be the extent of the M's offense in the ballgame. With the two-hit effort, Gutierrez is now slashing .266/.336/.516 with nine homers and 25 RBI on the season. He's worth using in all formats whenever a left-hander is on the hill. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:44 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:01 pm
  • Napoli crushes two-run homer in rout
    Mike Napoli went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Napoli's homer came with one on and two outs in the fifth inning. The Indians cranked a whopping four dingers in that frame. With the bomb in the books, the veteran slugger is hitting .235/.308/.466 with 16 homers and 51 RBI over 264 at-bats. He has done fine work this season, particularly in comparison to the injury-plagued 2014 and 2015 campaigns on his ledger. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:36 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:47 am
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 am
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:43 am
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  • Matt Wieters getting a day off Sunday
    Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It looks to be a simple day off. Francisco Pena is catching Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:18 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:17 am
  • Jett Bandy has made four straight starts
    Jett Bandy started his fourth straight game at catcher for the Angels on Saturday.

    Advice: The Angels like Carlos Perez's defense, but Bandy is more interesting with the bat. The 26-year-old has hit .310/.311/.500 with two homers over his first 47 major league plate appearances and has batted .286/.339/.452 with 13 dingers at Triple-A since the beginning of last season. Given the current state of the catcher position in fantasy, Bandy could potentially carve out some deep league value if he keeps getting regular playing time. The problem is that Geovany Soto (knee) is due back soon, so regular at-bats might be hard to come by. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:15 am
  • Willson Contreras getting another start in LF
    Willson Contreras is starting in left field for the second straight game Sunday.

    Advice: He's in the No. 5 spot in the lineup. Contreras hadn't played in the outfield since 2013, but he's got a seven-game hitting streak going to begin his career and the Cubs want to keep riding him. The 24-year-old faces a tall task Sunday against Jose Fernandez. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:03 am
  • Jon Jay (wrist) held out again Sunday
    Jon Jay (wrist) remained out of the Padres' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Jay hasn't played since being hit on the right wrist with a pitch a week ago. Travis Jankowski is again in center field and the leadoff spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:52 am
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 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. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:30 am
  • Wieters homers twice, O's sweep doubleheader
    Matt Wieters went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI as the Orioles took the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays by the score of 8-6.

    Advice: Wieters, who didn't start the first game of the doubleheader, made his start count, smashing a two-run homer off Rays starter Jake Odorizzi in the fourth inning before adding a solo shot off reliever Danny Farquhar in the eighth. Wieters now has nine big flies on the year, batting .278/.332/.471 through 53 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:48 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:54 am
  • Willson Contreras starting in LF on Saturday
    Willson Contreras will start in left field Saturday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Anthony Rizzo and Miguel Montero are back in action on Saturday, but the Cubs want to keep the hot-hitting Contreras in the lineup. The 24-year-old is batting .412 (7-for-17) with three homers and eight RBI over seven games since his promotion from Triple-A. There was a question about how much playing time he would get, but the Cubs have shown a willingness to test his versatility, which only enhances his fantasy appeal at the moment. Contreras hasn't played in the outfield since 2013 with Class A Kane County. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:43 am
  • Jon Jay (wrist, forearm) out again Saturday
    Jon Jay (wrist, forearm) remains out of the Padres' lineup Saturday against the Reds.

    Advice: Jay hasn't played since he was hit in the wrist area with a pitch last Sunday and a stint on the disabled list remains a possibility. Travis Jankowski will start in center field again and bat leadoff Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:34 am
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  • Wieters sits for first game of doubleheader
    Matt Wieters is not in the lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays.

    Advice: No surprise here, but look for him to play the nightcap. Francisco Pena will start behind the plate for the first game. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:04 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. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:48 am
  • Contreras homers, drives in three in win
    Willson Contreras started at catcher and batted cleanup, leading the Cubs to victory with a two-run homer and an RBI single on Friday.

    Advice: Contreras moved to first base when catcher David Ross entered the game as a replacement for the injured Ben Zobrist. Now hitting .412 with three home runs in seven games since his call-up, Contreras is likely to see regular playing time at multiple positions as long as he stays hot. Contreras didn't hit for a ton of power in the minor leagues but did post elite batting average and on-base percentage numbers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:21 pm
  • Dickerson homers in loss to Orioles
    Corey Dickerson homered as part of a 2-for-4 night with two RBI on Friday.

    Advice: His home run in the first inning was his 13th of the year. Dickerson has struggled mightily since being traded from the Rockies to the Rays. He has a very unlucky .225 BABIP so perhaps better days are ahead for the 27-year-old outfielder. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:26 pm
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:22 pm
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:29 pm
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  • Jon Jay (wrist, forearm) out again Friday
    Jon Jay (wrist, forearm) is out of the Padres' lineup again Friday versus the Reds.

    Advice: Jay was hit by a pitch last Sunday and is still dealing with some swelling. He will see a hand specialist upon returning to San Diego next week and the Padres haven't ruled out a potential stint on the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:09 pm
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:47 pm
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:57 pm
  • Willson Contreras to see time in the outfield
    In addition to playing first base and catcher, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Willson Contreras will also see time in the outfield.

    Advice: Maddon compared Contreras to Kyle Schwarber, who saw time at both outfield and catcher when he was healthy. Either way, it looks like the Cubs are committed to having Contreras' bat in the lineup. Contreras hasn't played outfield since 2013 when he made two appearances in right field for Low-A Kane County. Putting Contreras in left field would allow Kris Bryant to return to third base. Playing multiple positions is only going to help Contreras' fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:57 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:50 pm
  • Jon Jay (forearm) out again Thursday vs. CIN
    Jon Jay (forearm) is out again Thursday.

    Advice: Jay hasn't appeared in a game for the Padres since suffering a bruised right forearm last Sunday. He's still considered day-to-day. Travis Jankowski will bat leadoff and start in center field Thursday versus the Reds. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:29 pm
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:25 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:18 pm
  • Gillaspie has monster night to lead Giants
    Conor Gillaspie went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI as the Giants throttled the Pirates 15-4 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gillaspie connected on a two-run homer off Pirates starter Wilfredo Boscan, capping off a seven-run rally in the fourth inning. He added on RBI singles in the fifth and eighth innings. The veteran infielder has struggled in his limited action with the Giants, slashing .224/.296/.388 with two homers and seven RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:06 pm
  • David Freese homers and plates three in loss
    David Freese homered and drove home three runs on Tuesday as the Pirates were clobbered by the Giants.

    Advice: Freese belted a two-run homer in the eighth inning and added an RBI double in the ninth, both long after the outcome of the game had already been decided. He has been a terrific signing for the Pirates this season, slashing .295/.373/.455 with six homers and 27 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:51 pm
  • Napoli has two hits, stolen base against Rays
    Mike Napoli went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored against the Rays on Tuesday.

    Advice: The steal was the third of the year for the speedster, who hasn't stolen more than three in a season since 2011. Napoli is batting just .237 with a .309 on-base percentage, but he's found ways to contribute on a regular basis in his first year with the Tribe. The 34-year-old has 15 home runs on the year, and his 49 RBI are sixth-most among American Leaguers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:12 pm
  • Jon Jay sitting Tuesday with bruised forearm
    Jon Jay is out of the Padres' lineup Tuesday after bruising his right forearm Sunday.

    Advice: He'll be reevaluated on Wednesday, per Padres manager Andy Green. Jay has been a nice little surprise for San Diego this season, slashing .296/.345/.407 with an NL-leading 24 doubles in 68 games. He'll make for a nice trade chip next month if he can stay healthy. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:46 pm
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  • Willson Contreras in lineup again Tuesday
    Willson Contreras is in the Cubs' starting lineup again Tuesday versus the Cardinals.

    Advice: Contreras made his first start behind the plate on Monday and he's right back in there on Tuesday. The 24-year-old figures to sit in starts involving Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester, but he could still start two or three out of every five games. He's a viable option in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:36 pm
  • Contreras could start two out of five games
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Monday that Willson Contreras may get two out of every five starts behind the plate.

    Advice: Contreras, who homered on the first MLB pitch he saw on Sunday, is starting behind the plate Monday. He's clearly the future behind the plate in Chicago, but the Cubs have the luxury of a big lead in the NL Central and can ease him into things in the short-term. He could earn a larger responsibility in relatively short order, so he's worth stashing in fantasy leagues where you have the proper roster flexibility. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:12 pm
  • Steven Souza (hip) gets cortisone shot
    Steven Souza (hip) underwent an MRI and received a cortisone shot on Monday.

    Advice: Souza, who landed on the disabled list last week with a left hip strain, visited a specialist in Nashville on Monday. As of now, the Rays are hopeful that he'll be able to return during their upcoming homestand from June 27-July 7. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:54 pm
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  • Contreras starts at catcher, bats fifth Mon.
    Willson Contreras is starting at catcher and batting fifth on Monday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: It will be the first career start for Contreras, who hit a pinch-hit homer in his first MLB at-bat Sunday afternoon against the Pirates. Contreras was slashing .350/.439/.591 in 239 plate appearances at Triple-A Iowa prior to his June 17 promotion and is worth stashing in deeper leagues in the event that he carves out regular playing time. Miguel Montero and David Ross are still in the mix. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:37 pm
  • Willson Contreras goes deep on first pitch
    Willson Contreras burst onto the scene in a big way on Sunday, clobbering the first pitch that he saw in his major league career for a two-run homer.

    Advice: Contreras entered to a standing ovation as a pinch-hitter for Kyle Hendricks in the sixth inning and wasted no time, sending the first pitch that he saw from A.J. Schugel over the wall in center field. He's making his first career start behind the dish on Monday against the Cardinals. He's worth utilizing in leagues that set lineups daily, though he isn't expected to be in the lineup enough to carry fantasy value in weekly leagues. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 8:35 pm
  • Gutierrez supplies M's offense with solo shot
    Franklin Gutierrez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Gutierrez supplied the lone Mariners run of the afternoon against a resurgent David Price, cracking a solo home run in the fourth inning. The dinger was his eighth through the first two-and-a-half months of the 2016 campaign. For the season, the veteran outfielder is slashing .259/.331/.509 over 116 at-bats. He has recorded seven hits in his last four games. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 7:02 pm
  • Wilson Contreras to catch Lackey on Monday
    Wilson Contreras will debut behind the plate for the Cubs on Monday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: He'll catch John Lackey, who manager Joe Maddon dubbed the "perfect first guy for him to catch." The 24-year-old backstop profiles as an elite offensive option behind the plate, though with Miguel Montero and David Ross on the roster, it's hard to see him finding enough at-bats to be relevant in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 2:56 pm
  • Wieters scores three, drives in four vs. Jays
    Matt Wieters finished 4-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBI in the Orioles' 11-6 defeat of the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.

    Advice: Talk about filling up the box score. Wieters hit a two-run homer in the first inning, a double in the fourth inning, an RBI single in the fifth inning, and another RBI single in the seventh. His day finished in shame with a pop-out in the eighth. Wieters had been struggling offensively over the last few weeks, but he's currently sitting on a respectable .763 OPS with seven home runs and 32 RBI in 48 games. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 2:20 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 6:24 am
  • 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. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 6:58 pm
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  • 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. Rotoworld.com Jun 18, 7:56 am
  • Jon Jay goes 3-for-5, doubles twice
    Jon Jay finished 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles Friday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Jay is first in the NL and third in the majors with 24 doubles. He might be a nice little trade piece for the Padres next month, especially since there never seem to be enough leadoff hitters to go around. Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 11:21 pm
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  • Gutierrez homers twice and plates six in win
    Franklin Gutierrez had a monster day at the dish in Friday's 8-4 victory over the Red Sox, going 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and six RBI.

    Advice: Gutierrez victimized his former teammate Roenis Elias early and often in this one. He clubbed a two-run homer in the first inning to give the Mariners an early lead, then crushed a solo shot his next at-bat in the third inning. Gutierrez came back to the plate with the bases loaded in the fourth and just missed his third home run of the evening, settling instead for a three-run double. He continues to mash left-handed pitching and is now slashing .252/.328/.486 with seven homers and 21 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 7:23 pm
  • Matt Wieters not in lineup Friday
    Matt Wieters is absent from the Orioles' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather after catching three games in a row. Francisco Pena is behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 12:35 pm
  • Cubs bring up catcher Willson Contreras
    Cubs recalled C Willson Contreras from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Contreras will serve as the third catcher for now behind Miguel Montero and David Ross, and Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune has reported that the youngster's stay could be a short one. However, the 24-year-old is one of the top catching prospects in the game and has hit .350/.439/.591 with nine home runs at Iowa this season, so we can't rule out him eventually earning a bigger role if Montero continues to struggle at the dish. Rotoworld.com Jun 17, 9:26 am
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