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  • Blue Jays activate 2B Devon Travis from DL
    Blue Jays activated 2B Devon Travis from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Travis will make his triumphant return on Wednesday night against the Yankees. It will be his first game since last July 28, when he hit the disabled list for a second time with a left shoulder injury. The injury would eventually require season-ending surgery. Travis batted .304/.361/.498 with eight homers and three steals in 62 games last year for Toronto and he swung the bat well on his lengthy minor league rehab assignment. The 25-year-old second baseman is a must-own. Rotoworld.com 26 minutes ago
  • Report: Jays to activate Devon Travis on Wed.
    According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Blue Jays will activate Devon Travis (shoulder) on Wednesday.

    Advice: Travis went 1-for-5 with an RBI double Tuesday at Triple-A Buffalo in what will go down as his final minor league rehab game. The dynamic second baseman hasn't made a plate appearance for the Blue Jays since last July 28, when his left shoulder began barking for the second time. He would eventually require major surgery, but his rehab from that procedure was relatively smooth. Travis, 25, carries big-time fantasy upside and should be owned in most mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:55 am
  • Athletics activate Lowrie (shin) from the DL
    Athletics activated 2B Jed Lowrie from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Lowrie wound up missing exactly 15 days with a bruised right shin. The second baseman returns Wednesday to a cool .302/.341/.345 batting line with 17 RBI in 32 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:03 am
    New Player Note
    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm @Sea
     
  • Cesar Hernandez out of Phillies' lineup Wed.
    Cesar Hernandez is not in the Phillies' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Tigers.

    Advice: Hernandez was dropped from the second spot to the seventh spot in the Philadelphia batting order on Tuesday night and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout. He's slashing just .248/.301/.301 in 43 games this season. Andres Blanco will start at second base and hit seventh Wednesday versus Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:06 am
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) goes 1-for-5 in rehab
    Devon Travis (shoulder) went 1-for-5 with an RBI double in his ninth minor league rehab game Tuesday with Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: That was his fourth double since he began playing in rehab games on May 13 and he's now batting .306/.316/.417 with eight RBI in 38 plate appearances between High-A Dunedin and Buffalo. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons insisted Saturday that Travis, coming off major shoulder surgery, would not be rushed back to the active major league roster. But we will probably see him debut over the weekend if everything continues to go smoothly. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:03 am
  • Flores (hamstring) goes 2-for-3 on rehab
    Wilmer Flores (hamstring) went 2-for-3 in his rehab debut Tuesday with Double-A Binghamton.

    Advice: He also played seven innings at first base without issue. Flores is on track to return from the disabled list when first eligible this Friday night against the Dodgers and he could see a good amount of starts at first base with Lucas Duda (back) sidelined. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:43 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 7, 1-0 x @Was
     
  • Hernandez dropped to seventh Tuesday
    Cesar Hernandez has been dropped to seventh in the order for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

    Advice: Hernandez has mostly batted second recently, but he owns an underwhelming .252/.301/.305 batting line through 42 games. Freddy Galvis will get a chance in the No. 2 spot versus Justin Verlander. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:31 pm
  • Enrique Hernandez goes 0-for-4
    Enrique Hernandez went 0-for-4 against the Reds on Monday, dropping his average to .190.

    Advice: Hernandez has lost some playing time with Carl Crawford back and Trayce Thompson hitting, and he stands to lose more now with his OPS down to .594. The Dodgers value his versatility, but if the slump continues, perhaps he'll be sent down to play regularly in Triple-A for a spell. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:41 pm
    Player Note
    Kiké Hernández LAD - 2B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Cin
     
  • Jose Ramirez homers twice for Tribe
    After entering play with one homer on the year, Jose Ramirez went deep in both ends of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

    Advice: He had a two-run homer in the first game and a solo shot in the second. Ramirez has been a terrific surprise this year, hitting .293 with a .782 OPS in significantly more playing time than he was expected to receive. He went into 2016 with a .239 average and a .644 OPS in 564 major league at-bats. He'll continue to play pretty regularly between left field and third base for as long as he continues to hit. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:16 pm
    Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    Top 3, 2-0 ^ @CWS
     
  • White Sox option INF Sanchez to Triple-A
    White Sox optioned INF Carlos Sanchez to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Erik Johnson to start the nightcap of Monday's doubleheader versus the Indians. Sanchez is 4-for-26 (.154) in 11 games with the White Sox this season and should be back at some point this summer. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:57 pm
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    Top 3, 0-2 vs x Cle
     
  • Panik not in Monday's lineup
    Joe Panik is not in Monday's lineup against the Padres.

    Advice: He's likely just getting a breather. Kelby Tomlinson will fill in at second base and bat second against lefty Drew Pomeranz. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:16 pm
    12:45 pm vs ^ SD
     
  • Twins activate Eduardo Escobar from the DL
    Twins activated SS Eduardo Escobar from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Escobar missed 16 days with a strained left groin. He returns Monday to a .237/.275/.289 batting line. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:04 am
    Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    Bot 4, 3-5 vs ^ KC
     
  • Twins will activate Eduardo Escobar on Mon.
    Eduardo Escobar (groin) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: Escobar went 4-for-11 on a three-game minor league rehab assignment with High-A Fort Myers. He has been on the disabled list since May 7 due to a left groin strain and returns to a weak .237/.275/.289 batting line. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:11 am
    Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    Bot 4, 3-5 vs ^ KC
     
  • Eduardo Escobar (groin) completes rehab?
    Eduardo Escobar (groin) went 0-for-3 with a walk Sunday in his third rehab game with High-A Fort Myers.

    Advice: That makes him 4-for-11 on his rehab assignment. Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press believes Escobar could be activated from the disabled list ahead of the Twins' series opener Monday night against the Royals. The infielder has been sidelined since May 7 because of a strained left groin. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:28 am
    Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    Bot 4, 3-5 vs ^ KC
     
  • Joe Panik nets two hits as Giants top Cubs
    Joe Panik went 2-for-4 with a double as the Giants topped the Cubs 1-0 on Sunday night in San Francisco.

    Advice: As a team, the Giants were only able to muster a total of four hits against Kyle Hendricks and company, with Panik the only player with multiple knocks. The two-hit attack raises his season slash to .261/.331/.439 to go with five homers, 19 RBI and three stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:52 pm
    12:45 pm vs ^ SD
     
  • Schoop crushes eighth homer in losing effort
    Jonathan Schoop crushed his eighth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Angels on Sunday.

    Advice: Aside from Schoop's two-run blast in the seventh inning, the O's were held completely in check by Jered Weaver and his lack of velocity. He finished the afternoon 2-for-3 and is now hitting .270/.297/.493 with eight homers and 25 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:24 pm
  • Daniel Castro singles twice in shutout
    Daniel Castro went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: The Braves did not have an extra-base hit on the afternoon and managed just six singles for the game. Two of those came courtesy of Castro. The 23-year-old second baseman has done almost nothing with his 94 at-bats this season, slashing just .213/.245/.223 with a double and four RBI in that space. Avoid avoid avoid in all fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:04 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Castro Atl - 2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Mil
     
  • Rendon doubles, triples, drives in three
    Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Rendon notched an RBI double in the third inning, then waited until late to push home two more runs via a two-run triple in the ninth to help put the 8-2 victory to rest. The 25-year-old third baseman has notched multiple hits in three of his last four games. For the season, he is slashing .259/.351/.365 with two homers, 13 RBI, 30 runs scored and five steals over 170 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:47 pm
    Top 7, 0-1 vs ^ NYM
     
  • Pennington expected back when eligible
    Cliff Pennington (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday, the first day he's eligible.

    Advice: It's not a surprise, as Pennington resumed running less than a week after straining his hamstring. He'll be in line for regular at-bats once activated with Andrelton Simmons (thumb) on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:32 am
    Player Note
    Cliff Pennington LAA - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    Bot 2, 4-3 x @Tex
     
  • Solarte walks for walk-off in 11-inning win
    Yangervis Solarte ended Saturday's 3-2, 11-inning win over the Dodgers by drawing a bases-loaded walk.

    Advice: Yes, the classic walk-off walk. Dodgers reliever Chin-Hui Tsao had himself a rough one, walking three after allowing a lead-off single to Wil Meyers to open the bottom of the eleventh. Perhaps a reason for his nervousness around the strike zone: Melvin Upton Jr. almost ended the game with a would-be home run that died on the warning track with one out in the frame. Regardless, Solarte eventually drew the walk to end the game. He probably feels pretty great with this one. He hasn't played since early April, having been done in by a strained hamstring. Last season, the 28-year-old infielder slashed .270/.320/.428 with 33 doubles, four triples, 14 homers and 63 RBI over 526 at-bats. Those in deeper mixed- or NL-only formats, particularly those in need of infield help, should consider scooping Solarte off waivers if he is not already owned. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:13 pm
    12:45 pm ^ @SF
     
  • Yangervis Solarte activated from 15-day DL
    Padres activated 3B Yangervis Solarte from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He missed almost six weeks with a strained hamstring. Solarte isn't starting against the Dodgers on Saturday but he'll be available off the bench. Manager Andy Green said he wants to keep Brett Wallace's bat in the lineup. With Wallace locked in at the hot corner, Solarte might start seeing time at second base. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:14 pm
    12:45 pm ^ @SF
     
  • Refsnyder picks up first two RBI against A's
    Rob Refsnyder swatted a two-run double in a win over the A's on Saturday.

    Advice: With two runners on and two outs in the fourth inning, Refsnyder connected with a Sean Manaea fastball to increase the Yankees' lead. It was his only hit in three at-bats. It was also his first MLB action of the 2016 season after being recalled earlier in the week. Refsnyder played right field in the game and could sneak into more starting lineups with the added durability after appearing strictly as a second baseman with the club last year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:56 pm
  • Wilmer Flores to begin rehab on Tuesday
    Wilmer Flores (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday.

    Advice: Flores is expected to be activated from the disabled list as soon as he's eligible on Friday. He'll get a few games under his belt in the minor leagues to get his timing back before a return to a utility role with the Mets. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:23 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 7, 1-0 x @Was
     
  • Blue Jays won't rush Devon Travis back
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons admitted Saturday that the club has no plans to rush Devon Travis back to the active major league roster.

    Advice: When asked if Travis, who is currently rehabbing at Triple-A Buffalo, could rejoin the club in New York, Gibbons responded, "I wouldn't expect that." Travis has been sidelined since the middle of the 2015 season due to multiple shoulder injuries and setbacks, so it's probably in their best interest to take a cautious approach. Barring any further setbacks, a return by next weekend seems plausible. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:14 am
  • Cliff Pennington (hamstring) resumes running
    Cliff Pennington (hamstring) did some running on Thursday.

    Advice: Pennington is a week removed from a left hamstring strain. "I think he feels a lot more comfortable right now," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. It's unclear whether Pennington will require a rehab assignment before being activated, but he's making progress. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:39 am
    Player Note
    Cliff Pennington LAA - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    Bot 2, 4-3 x @Tex
     
  • Escobar (groin) begins rehab assignment
    Eduardo Escobar (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Fort Myers on Friday.

    Advice: Escobar has missed the last couple weeks with a strained left groin. He should be activated in a few days but might be poised for a bench role with the way Eduardo Nunez is swinging the bat. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:49 am
    Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    Bot 4, 3-5 vs ^ KC
     
  • Panik lends average a hand with four hits
    Joe Panik went 4-for-5 with a double in Thursday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Panik did not score a run or collect an RBI, but four hits are four hits. And he added a steal, too, just to mix things up a little. With the quartet slapped onto his triple-slash, he is now hitting .253/.325/.432 with five homers, 18 RBI and 21 runs scored over 146 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:49 pm
    12:45 pm vs ^ SD
     
  • Rendon enjoys three-hit night against Mets
    Anthony Rendon went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored against the Mets on Thursday.

    Advice: Rendon ripped a bases-loaded double in the third inning to plate two, part of a seven-run frame for the visitors. After a pedestrian April and a slow start to May, the third baseman is 13-for-32 (.406) in his last nine games. It leaves his overall line at .250/.337/.338 and climbing. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:35 pm
    Top 7, 0-1 vs ^ NYM
     
  • Jed Lowrie (shin) nearing a return
    Jed Lowrie (shin) took part in all baseball activities on Thursday.

    Advice: Lowrie went on the disabled list with a bruised shin last week but is already on the mend. It looks like he's close to beginning a rehab assignment. Lowrie should be activated on May 25, the first day he's eligible to come off the DL. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:52 pm
    New Player Note
    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm @Sea
     
  • Rendon drives in two as Nats rout Mets
    Anthony Rendon finished 2-for-3 with two RBI in Wednesday night's rout of the Mets.

    Advice: A badly-needed offensive outburst from Rendon, who entered the day with a .229/.314/.314 batting line. He drew two walks and hit two singles -- one of which scored both Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper for two runs in the top of the fifth. Rendon is now batting .237/.328/.321. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:57 pm
    Top 7, 0-1 vs ^ NYM
     
  • Solarte (hamstring) to begin rehab assignment
    Yangervis Solarte (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.

    Advice: Solarte suffered a strained hamstring just a week into the season and has been on the shelf ever since. His rehab has been progressing, though, and he began playing in extended spring training games on May 14. Next up, the rehab assignment. Solarte could be activated as early as this weekend. If that doesn't come to pass, he will almost certainly be activated next week barring a medical setback. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:54 pm
    12:45 pm ^ @SF
     
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) moves rehab to AAA
    Devon Travis (shoulder) has moved his minor league rehab assignment to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Travis hit .357/.375/.500 with five RBI in four rehab games (16 plate appearances) with High-A Dunedin. He could return to the Blue Jays over the weekend if everything continues to go according to plan. The second baseman hasn't played in a major league game since last July 28, when his left shoulder began barking. Travis would eventually need major shoulder surgery. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:10 am
  • Jed Lowrie (shin) on track to return May 25
    Jed Lowrie (shin) is aiming to come off the disabled list when first eligible May 25.

    Advice: Lowrie began hitting over the weekend and resumed running this week, so he would seem to be on track to meet that goal. The second baseman has been on the disabled list since May 11 with a nasty right shin contusion. He was batting .302/.341/.345 with 17 RBI over his first 32 games this season for Oakland. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:02 am
    New Player Note
    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm @Sea
     
  • Yankees recall Rob Refsnyder from AAA
    Yankees recalled 2B Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Refsnyder was hitting .293/.336/.398 with two home runs and six stolen bases in 34 games this season at the Triple-A level. He has an intriguing fantasy profile with the speed and a bit of power, but the 25-year-old middle infielder might not play enough to carry immediate relevance in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:43 pm
  • Rendon dropped to sixth in Nationals' lineup
    The struggling Anthony Rendon has been dropped to sixth in the Nationals' lineup Tuesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Rendon has had three multi-hit games over the past week, but he's batting just .227/.314/.313 overall. Nationals manager Dusty Baker has decided to make a change, at least on a temporary basis. Jayson Werth will slide into the No. 2 spot Tuesday against Noah Syndergaard. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:25 pm
    Top 7, 0-1 vs ^ NYM
     
  • Refsnyder goes deep twice in Sunday's victory
    Yankees 2B prospect Rob Refsnyder clubbed a pair of homers in Sunday's win for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Refsnyder had been homerless in 126 at-bats this season prior to Sunday. The 25-year-old has now hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games. He's raised his average over 100 points in that span (.190 to .292). Refsnyder played 16 games in New York last year but his window of opportunity in the big leagues has probably closed now that Starlin Castro has settled in as the everyday second baseman. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:18 pm
  • Jed Lowrie (shin) hits off tee Saturday
    Jed Lowrie (shin) hit off a tee on Saturday.

    Advice: He's not running yet, but that should be around the corner. Lowrie has missed the last week of action with a bruised shin but could be ready to return when eligible on May 25 or shorty after. Rotoworld.com May 15, 8:29 am
    New Player Note
    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm @Sea
     
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