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  • Taijuan Walker to start for M's on Wednesday
    Taijuan Walker will be recalled to start on Wednesday versus the Mets.

    Advice: Walker has put up a 3.60 ERA while striking out nine over 10 innings in his two starts for the Mariners this season. With James Paxton (lat) slated to return pretty soon, Walker likely has to pitch well in order to remain in the rotation. Still, he makes for a nice streaming option Wednesday at the very least.
    Today, 3:34 pm
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Tulo (hip) could be out more than 15 days
    Rockies trainer Keith Dugger said Tuesday that there's no guarantee Troy Tulowitzki (hip) will be ready for activation when his 15 days are up.

    Advice: Tulo was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a left hip flexor strain. It's possible he'll be ready to go in two weeks, but it's far from a given, particularly with his history of leg issues. Josh Rutledge will handle shortstop while Tulo is out.
    Today, 3:30 pm
    Disabled List
    5:40 pm vs x Was
  • Troy Tulowitzki lands on DL with strained hip
    Rockies placed SS Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 20, with a left hip flexor strain.

    Advice: Tulo suffered the hip strain Saturday while trying to leg out a single. The Rockies called the injury a quad "cramp" at first, but Tulo wasn't making much progress and will now be sidelined through the July 31 trade deadline. He wasn't likely to be dealt anyway. Josh Rutledge will fill in at shortstop and could be a decent mixed-league fantasy option for a bit.
    Today, 2:44 pm
    Disabled List
    5:40 pm vs x Was
  • Tulo (quad) likely to be placed on 15-day DL
    Troy Tulowitzki (quad) is likely to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Tulo hasn't played since tweaking his quad Saturday while running down the first base line. The injury was initially called a "cramp," but it's obviously more serious than that. The shortstop is not listed anywhere on the Rockies' lineup card Tuesday night. Not even as a reserve.
    Today, 2:35 pm
    Disabled List
    5:40 pm vs x Was
  • Tulo (quad) out of Rockies lineup again Tues.
    Troy Tulowtizki (quad) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Tulowitzki has now missed three straight games since pulling up lame while running down the first base line on Saturday night with what was initially labeled a "cramp." It's clear by now that the injury is more serious than the Rockies are willing to acknowledge, but there's been no talk yet about a 15-day disabled list stint.
    Today, 2:07 pm
    Disabled List
    5:40 pm vs x Was
  • Aybar (groin) back in Angels' lineup Tuesday
    Erick Aybar (groin) is back in the Angels' starting lineup on Tuesday night versus the Orioles.

    Advice: Aybar missed a couple of games with soreness in his right groin. He's batting fifth and starting at shortstop on Tuesday against Orioles righty Miguel Gonzalez.
    Today, 1:59 pm
    7:05 pm vs ^ Bal
  • Phillies recall Darin Ruf from Triple-A level
    Phillies recalled OF Darin Ruf from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Ruf went 1-for-10 with four strikeouts in a short stint with the Phillies earlier this season. He'll act as depth at first base and both corner outfield spots.
    Today, 1:49 pm
    Bot 2, 2-2 vs x SF
  • Taveras not in Cardinals' lineup on Tuesday
    Oscar Taveras is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Rays.

    Advice: Taveras has started only two of the Cardinals' last seven games and will for some reason sit Tuesday versus a right-hander -- Rays starter Jake Odorizzi. Taveras hasn't performed very well in his first taste of the major league level, but he's not going to get any better with only sporadic at-bats. Allen Craig is in right field in Tuesday's series-opener versus Tampa Bay.
    Today, 1:44 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (back) not in lineup Tues.
    Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is not playing Tuesday.

    Advice: Cabrera left Monday's series-opener against the Twins with back spasms. He's considered day-to-day. Mike Aviles is starting at shortstop Tuesday night in Minnesota.
    Today, 1:37 pm
  • Indians option C.C. Lee to AAA Columbus
    Indians optioned RHP C.C. Lee to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Lee has a 4.26 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 12 2/3 innings this season for the Indians. He was sent to the minors Tuesday to clear a spot for starter Danny Salazar.
    Today, 1:20 pm
    Not Active
    5:10 pm @Min
  • Rays recall Jeff Beliveau from AAA Durham
    Rays recalled LHP Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Beliveau will give the Rays some needed bullpen depth while Joel Peralta recovers from an illness. The 27-year-old southpaw has a 3.98 career ERA in the majors.
    Today, 1:11 pm
  • Cubs activate Bonifacio from 15-day DL
    Cubs activated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Darwin Barney has been designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move. Bonifacio has been sidelined since mid-June with a strained right oblique and will return to a .261/.307/.340 batting line to go along with 13 steals and 29 runs scored over 61 games.
    Today, 12:28 pm
    5:05 pm vs ^ SD
  • Blue Jays recall INF Goins from Triple-A
    Blue Jays recalled INF Ryan Goins from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Goins batted just .150/.203/.217 over 24 games with the Blue Jays earlier this season. He's not fantasy relevant.
    Today, 12:21 pm
    Bot 3, 0-0 vs ^ Bos
  • Report: Yanks have checked in on John Danks
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have checked in with the White Sox about the availability of left-hander John Danks.

    Advice: There's nothing to indicate that the two sides are close to a deal, but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman hasn't made any secret about his desire to add starting pitching. Danks owns a 4.35 ERA and 87/46 K/BB ratio over 124 innings this season, so he's not quite the pitcher he once was. There's still around $34 million remaining on his contract, which runs through 2016. He has a six-team no-trade list, but it's unclear if the Yankees are on it.
    Today, 8:53 am
  • Fujikawa (elbow) pitches in Triple-A
    Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) allowed one run on two hits over one inning Monday in his first rehab appearance with Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Fujikawa, who is currently making his way back from Tommy John surgery, moved his rehab up to Triple-A on Monday after he made six scoreless appearances between rookie ball and Class A Wayne County. He could be ready to join the Cubs' bullpen after a handful of appearances in Triple-A.
    Today, 7:12 am
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm vs SD
  • Ryan Goins to be called up from Triple-A
    Ryan Goins is expected to be called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Blue Jays will also call up top prospect Aaron Sanchez. No word yet on the corresponding roster moves involved. Goins began the year as Toronto's starting second baseman, but he batted just .150/.203/.217 over 24 games before being demoted. Still, he's highly-regarded for his defense and could have value as a backup infielder.
    Today, 6:15 am
    Bot 3, 0-0 vs ^ Bos
  • Aybar (groin) grounds out as pinch-hitter
    Erick Aybar (groin) grounded out in a pinch-hit appearance Monday against the Orioles.

    Advice: Aybar has missed three straight starts with a sore right groin, but it's a good sign that he was able to pinch-hit. Look for him to return to the starting lineup soon.
    Today, 1:24 am
    7:05 pm vs ^ Bal
  • Jones goes deep twice to sink the Angels
    Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers in Monday's 4-2 win against the Angels.

    Advice: Jones' first inning shot off Matt Shoemaker plated Nick Markakis and put the Orioles on top 2-0. Five frames later, deja vu, only this time Jones was even more emphatic, pulverizing the ball 443 feet over the left center wall to give Baltimore a 4-2 lead it wouldn't relinquish. Jones has two homers and nine RBI over his last three games. His slash line is up to a healthy .300/.325/.500, and the outfielder is on pace for 31 homers and 104 RBI.
    Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Niese struggles in loss Mariners on Monday
    In his return from the disabled list, Jon Niese allowed four earned runs over six innings in the Mets' loss to the Mariners on Monday.

    Advice: Out since early July with shoulder inflammation, Niese punched out six and issued two free passes. The Mariners weren't fooled by his stuff, collecting 11 hits. Regardless, New York is happy to have Niese back, if for no other reason than to showcase him. The left-hander's contract is extremely team-friendly, paying out just $16 million over the next two seasons, with the Mets also in possession of a pair of club options totaling $21 million after that. Outside of a rusty return from layoff, Niese has been remarkably consistent; this was the first time he'd yielded more than three earned runs in a start. Now 5-5 with a 3.13 ERA, Niese heads to Milwaukee this weekend.
    Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Jacob Petricka records fourth save
    Jacob Petricka notched his fourth save with a scoreless ninth in a two-run game against the Royals on Monday.

    Advice: Ronald Belisario has settled back into his eighth-inning role, but it's still unclear who will get the ninth on a nightly basis. Petricka was also given a chance to close Saturday, only to be pulled in favor of Zach Putnam after allowing two to reach with two outs. Putnam converted that one to earn his second save in two days, but he went unused tonight after also getting Sunday off. At least it seems pretty clear in light of Javy Guerra's recent struggles that the closer committee is down to Petricka and Putnam. If one of the two has a couple of bad appearances in a row, it will probably solve matters.
    Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera exits with back spasms
    Asdrubal Cabrera left Monday's game against the Twins with lower back spasms.

    Advice: The injury appeared to occur when Cabrera fielded a groundout in the bottom of the second inning. He was pinch-hit for in the top of the third. The Indians should provide an update on their shortstop after the game.
    Yesterday, 6:29 pm
  • Erick Aybar (groin) hoping to return Tuesday
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia is hoping Erick Aybar (groin) will be ready to return to the lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Aybar is missing a third straight game Monday due to a sore right groin, but it appears that he's feeling better. The All-Star is batting .283/.320/.409 with six homers, 50 RBI and 11 stolen bases this season.
    Yesterday, 4:18 pm
    7:05 pm vs ^ Bal
  • Walker could start Wednesday vs. Mets
    Taijuan Walker could be called up to start Wednesday against the Mets.

    Advice: The Mariners have pushed back Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez to start Thursday and Friday against the Orioles in Seattle, which leaves Wednesday up in the air. Walker is currently scheduled to start Wednesday in Triple-A, so it doesn't take a major leap of logic to say he's the likely option for the assignment.
    Yesterday, 2:57 pm
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Fujikawa (elbow) headed to Triple-A
    Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) will continue his rehab at Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Fujikawa, who is currently making his way back from Tommy John surgery, has made six scoreless appearances between rookie ball and Class A Wayne County. The 34-year-old could be an option for the Cubs' bullpen in short order.
    Yesterday, 2:30 pm
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm vs SD
  • Aybar (groin) remains out of lineup Monday
    Erick Aybar (groin) is out of the Angels' lineup for the third straight game Monday.

    Advice: Aybar hasn't played since leaving Friday's game with a sore right groin. There's been no talk of a DL stint as of yet. John McDonald will fill in at shortstop Monday.
    Yesterday, 2:08 pm
    7:05 pm vs ^ Bal
  • Tulo (quad) out of lineup again Monday
    Troy Tulowitzki (quad) is out of the Rockies' lineup again Monday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Tulo had to exit Saturday's contest with a cramp in his left quad and will now miss his second straight start. He's considered day-to-day for now. Josh Rutledge will fill in at shortstop.
    Yesterday, 2:00 pm
    Disabled List
    5:40 pm vs x Was
  • Mets activate Jon Niese for Monday start
    Mets activated RHP Jon Niese from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He'll rejoin the Mets rotation on Monday when he takes on the Mariners in Seattle. Before hitting the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, he posted a terrific 2.96 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 74/28 K/BB ratio over his first 103 1/3 frames.
    Sunday, 4:53 pm
  • Danks smoked by Astros, but takes no-decision
    John Danks allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings, but took a no-decision as the White Sox lost 11-7 on Sunday.

    Advice: Danks has been prone to this type of blow-up outing, but had looked better as of late, entering Sunday's start with a 2.73 ERA over his previous four outings. The Astros were able to bang out 12 hits, including home runs by Matt Dominguez and Jose Altuve. Danks did not issue a walk and struck out four as he watched his ERA balloon to 4.35. He'll try to bounce back against the Twins on the road on Friday.
    Sunday, 3:15 pm
  • Erick Aybar (groin) out of lineup again Sun.
    Erick Aybar (groin) remained out of the Angels' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Aybar exited Friday's game with a strained right groin and has now sat out the last two contests. It doesn't appear at this point that a stint on the disabled list will be required, but it's also unclear when he'll be ready to return. Grant Green is at shortstop Sunday.
    Sunday, 9:43 am
    7:05 pm vs ^ Bal
  • Troy Tulowitzki (quad) out of lineup Sunday
    Troy Tulowitzki (quad) is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Tulo had to exit Saturday's contest with a cramp in his left quad. As long as it's indeed just a cramp, he should be fine after a day or two of rest. Josh Rutledge is at shortstop Sunday.
    Sunday, 8:11 am
    Disabled List
    5:40 pm vs x Was
  • Adam Jones knocks in five, swipes two bases
    Adam Jones filled up the box score on Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a homer, five RBI and two steals in the Orioles' 8-4 defeat of the A's.

    Advice: Jones is the first player since the Pirates' Matt Lawton in 2005 with five RBI and two steals in the same game. Obviously, it helped a bunch that leadoff man Nick Markakis had four hits and No. 2 hitter Steve Pearce had three hits and a walk ahead of Jones in the third spot, but Jones got the steals on his own. It was the third two-steal game of his career.
    Saturday, 9:43 pm
  • Troy Tulowitzki diagnosed with thigh cramping
    Troy Tulowitzki left Saturday's game against the Pirates due to a muscle cramp in his left thigh.

    Advice: The injury looked more serious than a cramp, so this initial diagnosis is promising but might also be a bit optimistic. Tulo finished 0-for-2 with a strikeout after pulling up lame on a groundout to first base. Josh Rutledge replaced him at shortstop the next inning.
    Saturday, 6:06 pm
    Disabled List
    5:40 pm vs x Was
  • Troy Tulowitzki departs game with leg injury
    Troy Tulowitzki left Saturday's game versus the Pirates after he pulled up running out a grounder to first base.

    Advice: Tulowitzki was 0-for-2 with a strikeout before suffering what appeared to be an upper-leg or hip injury. Josh Rutledge replaced him at shortstop. The Rockies should have a status update on Tulo soon.
    Saturday, 5:17 pm
    Disabled List
    5:40 pm vs x Was
  • Mariners prospect Taijuan Walker solid in AAA
    Mariners right-handed pitching prospect Taijuan Walker went five innings for Triple-A Tacoma, scattering seven hits, three walks, and one hit batsman while allowing two runs and striking out one batter.

    Advice: Walker allowed only one extra base hit and induced three double plays, which allowed him to hold Reno to only two runs. Walker threw 52 of his 90 pitches for strikes (57.8 percent), which is acceptable. The main knock on Walker is his perpetual struggles with command, which is common for young pitchers.
    Saturday, 7:39 am
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Erick Aybar leaves in ninth
    Erick Aybar left Friday's game in the ninth inning with a sore right groin.

    Advice: Aybar was pulled after singling to begin the inning. If he needs Saturday off, then John McDonald would start at shortstop.
    Friday, 10:18 pm
    7:05 pm vs ^ Bal
  • Niese expected to rejoin rotation on Monday
    Jon Niese (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday and remains on track to rejoin the Mets rotation on Monday in Seattle.

    Advice: Niese has been on the shelf with a strained left hamstring since June 22. He will return to a 2.96 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 74/28 K/BB ratio through his first 103 1/3 innings.
    Friday, 3:53 pm
  • Oscar Taveras sitting out for Cards again
    Oscar Taveras is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: We're struggling to figure out what the Cards are doing with the Taveras. He's now been benched for three out of the last four games, and all of them have been against right-handed pitching. Meanwhile, Allen Craig continues to look as feeble as ever at the plate and is back in the lineup again Friday. Taveras isn't going to have much mixed league value at the rate he's playing. Perhaps a spot will be cleared for him (or he'll be in another organization) after the trade deadline.
    Friday, 2:15 pm
  • Rays want Walker in potential Price deal
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rays have talked to the Mariners about Taijuan Walker in a potential trade involving David Price.

    Advice: It's no surprise, as they had similar discussions over the winter before the M's ultimately decided against dealing Walker. However, now that they're in the thick of the American League Wild Card race, it appears they may be more willing to part with the young hurler. Heyman says the Rays want Walker "plus two or three other top young players" for Price. The Mariners have also talked to the Rays about Ben Zobrist.
    Friday, 11:54 am
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • C.C. Lee recalled from Triple-A
    Indians recalled RHP C.C. Lee from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Lee has appeared in 13 games for the Tribe this season, posting a 4.76 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 11/3 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings. He'll be used in middle relief.
    Thursday, 3:32 pm
    Not Active
    5:10 pm @Min
  • Taijuan Walker not close to rejoining Seattle
    Taijuan Walker's next start at Triple-A Tacoma has been pushed back from Thursday to Friday.

    Advice: Walker is now off schedule to reclaim the fifth spot in the Mariners' rotation next Tuesday against the Mets. "Taijuan just needs a little more time," Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said Thursday. "He got up here this year, fairly quick (after battling a shoulder injury). That was, more or less, out of necessity. What we'd like to do is have Taijuan get a few more games under his belt.
    Thursday, 12:32 pm
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs NYM