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  • Report: Beltran can block deals to 15 teams
    ESPN's Buster Olney reports that Carlos Beltran can block trades to 15 teams under his limited no-trade clause.

    Advice: There's nothing to indicate that the Yankees will be sellers -- the club has played a bit better of late -- but a trade could be a possibility if they end up falling out of the race. The Indians, Nationals, Royals, Cardinals, Rays, Tigers and Dodgers are among the teams Beltran can be traded to without his permission. Beltran, 39, is batting .274 with nine home runs and an .822 OPS over 43 games this season. He's due to become a free agent after the season. Today, 11:25 am
  • Dickerson stretches hitting streak to 21
    Padres OF prospect Alex Dickerson delivered a three-run homer in a pinch-hitting appearance Monday in a win for Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: The home run extended Dickerson's hitting streak to 21 games. That's the second-longest streak in the minors this year behind Red Sox prospect Andrew Benintendi, who produced a 23-game streak from April 11-May 6. The 25-year collected two hits in 10 at-bats during a two-week stay in San Diego earlier this year. Since returning to Triple-A on May 14, Dickerson has hit a remarkable .571 with four homers and 14 RBI. Today, 10:55 am
    Not Active
    7:15 pm @SF
  • Report: Victorino not planning on retiring
    Shane Victorino is not planning on retiring, per Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.

    Advice: Victorino was released from his minor league contract with the Cubs on Monday after batting .233/.324/.367 through nine games with Triple-A Iowa. The 35-year-old is looking for another opportunity, but interest figures to be limited at this stage of his career. Today, 9:23 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @StL
  • Angel Pagan to undergo MRI on hamstring
    Angel Pagan will undergo an MRI on his left hamstring on Tuesday.

    Advice: Pagan aggravated the hamstring during Monday's game against the Padres. He managed to avoid the disabled list the first time around, but the Giants could be forced to make a move to add another outfielder to the mix. Today, 5:46 am
    7:15 pm vs SD
  • Angel Pagan leaves game with apparent injury
    Angel Pagan left Monday's game after eight innings with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Pagan left after grounding out to end the eighth inning. He didn't appear comfortable running, which suggests that he could be dealing with a hamstring issue again. Brandon Belt replaced him in left field while Conor Gillespie took over at first base. Yesterday, 9:41 pm
    7:15 pm vs SD
  • 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. Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • 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. Yesterday, 9:16 pm
    New Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    5:10 pm @CWS
  • Brandon Guyer homers in three-hit night
    Brandon Guyer went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and three runs scored in Monday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Guyer's blast in the second inning off of Wei-Yin Chen tied the game at the time in a contest that ended up being back-and-forth all night. Once known as a lefty masher, Guyer is playing against lefties and righties now and has settled in as the Rays' leadoff hitter since Logan Forsythe (shoulder) went down. He's batting .327/.410/.564 on the season. Yesterday, 8:00 pm
  • Napoli homers, drives in two runs Monday
    Mike Napoli socked a solo homer, drew a walk, and knocked in two runs Monday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Giancarlo Stanton’s struggles have been getting most of the attention recently, but Napoli was 0-for-19 with 11 strikeouts over his previous four games. The 34-year-old is now up to eight home runs and 28 RBI on the year, though he’s batting just .222 with a .292 on-base percentage. At the pace he’s whiffing, we don’t see the batting average going up. Yesterday, 5:48 pm
  • Stubbs placed on DL with toe injury
    Rangers placed OF Drew Stubbs on the 15-day disabled list with a left toe sprain.

    Advice: The move was reported earlier Monday afternoon, but the Rangers waited until closer to game-time to make it official. Stubbs injured his toe during Sunday's game and will now get some extended rest. The Rangers have called up prospect slugger Joey Gallo in a corresponding roster move. Yesterday, 4:16 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs LAA
  • Gentry will remain on 15-day DL
    Craig Gentry will remain on the 15-day disabled list due to a personal medical condition.

    Advice: Gentry landed on the disabled list late last month with a right lumbar strain, but was expected to make his return this week. That plan is now on hold indefinitely. Yesterday, 2:42 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Josh Hamilton (knee) done for the season
    Josh Hamilton needs another surgery on his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season.

    Advice: Hamilton's season never actually got started, as he was bothered by the knee in spring training and got pulled off a minor league rehab assignment earlier this month due to continued soreness. After going for a second opinion, he has decided to go ahead with the surgery, which will take place on June 8. The 35-year-old vows to make it back next season. He's owed $30 million in 2017, with the Angels picking up most of the tab. Yesterday, 2:21 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs LAA
  • Cubs release veteran OF Shane Victorino
    Cubs released OF Shane Victorino.

    Advice: Victorino suffered a calf injury in the spring and was batting just .233/.324/.367 through his first nine games with Triple-A Iowa. It's fair to wonder if the 35-year-old has reached the end of the line. Yesterday, 1:59 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @StL
  • Stubbs' status a game-time decision for TX
    The Rangers will make a decision on Drew Stubbs (toe) prior to Monday's game.

    Advice: Stubbs suffered a sprained left pinkie toe during Sunday's game and was reportedly headed to the disabled list, but the Rangers haven't made an official decision yet. There should be more clarity on his status in the next couple of hours. Yesterday, 1:20 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs LAA
  • Kiermaier to undergo surgery on hand Tues.
    Kevin Kiermaier will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair two fractures in his left hand.

    Advice: The expected recovery time is 8-10 weeks. Kiermaier broke two metacarpal bones Saturday while trying to rob James McCann of a base hit on a diving catch attempt. Mikie Mahtook is starting in center field and batting second for the Rays on Monday night in Miami. Yesterday, 12:46 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 4-3 x @Mia
  • Avisail Garcia out for third straight game
    Avisail Garcia is out of the White Sox starting lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader.

    Advice: It'll be the third game off in a row for Garcia, who's batting .248/.313/.413 in 134 plate appearances this season. Brett Lawrie is at DH and Carlos Sanchez is at second base for Chicago in the early game versus Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger. Yesterday, 10:43 am
  • Buxton returned to lineup at AAA Rochester
    Byron Buxton (back) went 2-for-5 with a walk and two steals in his return to the Triple-A Rochester lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Buxton was held out for a full week with what the Twins were calling back spasms. It seems like it was probably a little more serious than that, but the injury is in the past now. Buxton is batting .315/.370/.500 in 100 plate appearances with Rochester after opening the season with a .156/.208/.289 batting line in 49 plate appearances with the Twins. The top outfield prospect will return to Minnesota soon enough. Yesterday, 6:32 am
    Not Active
    5:10 pm vs KC
  • Alex Guerrero (knee) hitless so far at AA
    Alex Guerrero (knee) went 0-for-4 as the DH at Double-A Tulsa on Sunday.

    Advice: Guerrero is hitless in 20 at-bats since moving his rehab assignment from High-A Rancho Cucamonga to Double-A Tulsa last Tuesday and he's slashing .152/.188/.239 in 46 rehab at-bats overall. It's not clear how the Dodgers are going to handle this situation. Guerrero isn't producing in the minors, doesn't really fit on the active major league roster, and yet can't be optioned. They have another week to decide. Yesterday, 6:12 am
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Cin
  • Drew Stubbs leaves game with sprained toe
    Drew Stubbs was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Astros with a sprained pinky toe on his left foot.

    Advice: Stubbs is scheduled to undergo an X-ray on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. He was in considerable pain after the game, so there's a chance the toe could be broken. His availability for the next few games will likely depend on his tolerance for pain. Sunday, 3:19 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs LAA
  • Kevin Kiermaier (hand) lands on disabled list
    Rays placed OF Kevin Kiermaier on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand.

    Advice: Kiermaier suffered the injury on an attempt at a diving catch on Saturday. He was diagnosed with two broken metacarpal bones in the hand and will miss significant time, although a clearer timetable should be available after he sees a hand specialist on Monday. Mikie Mahtook has replaced him on the roster and he and Desmond Jennings should be in line to pick up most of the slack. Sunday, 5:21 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 4-3 x @Mia
  • Pagan (hamstring) expected to return Sunday
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy expects Angel Pagan (hamstring) to start Sunday's game against the Cubs.

    Advice: Pagan got the day off Saturday after feeling renewed soreness in his hamstring. Obviously it wasn't a major setback as Pagan was available to pinch-hit and should start Sunday's series finale. Hunter Pence also sat out Saturday's game with hamstring soreness. His status for Sunday is up in the air. Saturday, 8:40 pm
    7:15 pm vs SD
  • Kiermaier diagnosed with broken left hand
    Kevin Kiermaier was diagnosed with two broken metacarpal bones in his left hand.

    Advice: Kiermaier suffered the injury while trying to rob James McCann of a base hit on Saturday. He'll obviously be placed on the disabled list and could be headed for a lengthy absence. The Rays should know more on his status Monday when Kiermaier meets with a hand specialist. Triple-A outfielder Mike Mahtook is a candidate to replace Kiermaier on the active roster. Saturday, 3:51 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 4-3 x @Mia
  • Kevin Kiermaier leaves with left wrist injury
    Kevin Kiermaier left Saturday's game against the Tigers with a wrist injury.

    Advice: He hurt his left wrist laying out for James McCann's bloop single in the fifth inning. Kiermaier got up and headed to the clubhouse with help from a trainer. He's probably going for X-rays. Desmond Jennings replaced Kiermaier in center field. He went 0-for-2 at the plate before exiting. Saturday, 3:10 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 4-3 x @Mia
  • Angel Pagan out with sore hamstring Saturday
    Angel Pagan (hamstring) is not in the Giants' starting lineup Saturday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Pagan missed time with a strained hamstring earlier this month and it looks like it's still bothering him. With Pagan sidelined, Kelby Tomlinson will make his first career start in left field on Saturday. Pagan should be available to pinch-hit and could be back in the lineup as early as Sunday. Saturday, 2:19 pm
    7:15 pm vs SD
  • Avisail Garcia not in ChiSox lineup Saturday
    Avisail Garcia is not in the White Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's the second day off in the past three games for Garcia. Jerry Sands is starting at first base and batting cleanup while Jose Abreu shifts over to the designated hitter role in the lineup. Saturday, 8:29 am
  • Carlos Beltran doubles three times
    Carlos Beltran doubled three times and knocked in three runs versus the A's in Friday's win.

    Advice: It's just the fourth time in his career that he's doubled three times in a game, the others coming in 1999, 2006 and 2008. Beltran is batting .273 with five homers and eight doubles in 19 games this month after a modest April. The surge won't last forever, but he's still a threat at age 39. Friday, 11:00 pm
  • Beltran homers, doubles, and drives in three
    Carlos Beltran went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and an RBI double in Thursday's 4-1 win over the A's.

    Advice: Beltran saved the Yankees' bacon, as they squandered chance after chance and base-runner after base-runner with shoddy mistakes -- one inning saw Chase Headley picked off from first and Didi Gregorius thrown out on a late attempt for a double. But a few well-timed hits are all you need in this life. Beltran went to work with an RBI double against Kendall Graveman in the third inning. He would later uncoil for a two-run home run in the ninth inning to break the tension on what had been a one-run game. For the season, Beltran is hitting .250/.279/.493 with nine home runs and 22 RBI over 144 at-bats. Thursday, 10:17 pm
  • Byron Buxton (back) expected to return Friday
    Twins GM Terry Ryan expects Byron Buxton (back) to return to Triple-A Rochester's lineup on Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since exiting Saturday's game with back spasms. Buxton looked overmatched in the big leagues earlier this year but he's excelled in Triple-A, hitting .301 with a .494 slugging percentage. It won't be long until he gets another shot with the big club. Thursday, 5:27 pm
    Not Active
    5:10 pm vs KC
  • Gentry (back) rehabbing with Inland Empire
    Craig Gentry (back) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Friday.

    Advice: As expected. Gentry was placed on the disabled list late last month after suffering a right lumbar strain. He's made steady progress since then and should be back with the Angels next week. He'll compete with Rafael Ortega for playing time in left field upon his return. Thursday, 3:44 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Avisail Garcia not starting Thursday
    Avisail Garcia is not in the White Sox's starting lineup Thursday against the Astros.

    Advice: Garcia is just getting a routine day off. Jerry Sands will serve as the DH and hit seventh. Garcia struggled in April (.214 AVG) but has bounced back by hitting .319 with a .373 OBP in May. Thursday, 1:59 pm
  • Mike Napoli not in Thursday's starting lineup
    Mike Napoli is not in the Indians' lineup Thursday against the Reds.

    Advice: It's Napoli's first day off since May 1. He's swung a hot bat recently, raising his average from .225 to .241 over his last nine games. Carlos Santana will fill in at first base and hit cleanup on Thursday night. Thursday, 1:27 pm
  • Gentry (back) nearing rehab assignment
    Craig Gentry (back) is expecting to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday.

    Advice: Gentry landed on the disabled list May 1 -- retroactive to April 26 -- with a right lumbar strain. The outfielder was batting just .147/.237/.176 in 39 plate appearances before the injury and will probably spend at least a week playing in minor league games. Look for him to be activated next weekend. Thursday, 9:06 am
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Guerrero (knee) to move up to Double-A on Tue
    Alex Guerrero (knee) will have his minor league rehab assignment transferred to Double-A Tulsa on Tuesday.

    Advice: Guerrero, who has been out since the spring with a left knee injury, batted .269 (7-for-26) with one home run and one double over six games with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. The Dodgers are expected to keep him on a rehab assignment for the full 21 days. The club attempted to trade him over the winter and there's no clear fit for him on the active roster. Guerrero is under contract for $5 million this season and $7 million in 2017. He can't be optioned to the minors without his approval and can opt for free agency after any season in which he's traded. It's a tough spot. Tuesday, 6:00 am
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs Cin
  • Guyer homers twice and drives in five runs
    Brandon Guyer had himself a game in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the A's, rocking a pair of home runs and finishing with five RBI.

    Advice: Guyer tortured A's starter Sonny Gray in the early going, cracking a solo home run in the first inning and a three-run tater in the second. Those accounted for four of his five RBI. The other came more modestly, via a fourth-inning sacrifice fly. For the season, the 30-year-old outfielder is hitting .338/.448/.577 with four homers and 11 RBI over 71 at-bats. Sunday's big performance was nice, but there is nothing in Guyer's history that would suggest that he could be in for a fantasy-relevant season. May 15, 1:26 pm
  • Stubbs cracks walk-off homer to down TOR
    Drew Stubbs socked a walk-off solo home run to end Saturday's 6-5, 10-inning win over the Blue Jays

    Advice: Stubbs erased a monster top of the ninth by the Blue Jays. They had tied the game up with back-to-back homers by Justin Smoak and Troy Tulowitzki. No matter for Stubbs, who homered off Gavin Floyd in the 10th to win the game. That he was designated for assignment by the Braves at the beginning of May has to make this feel all the sweeter. He has hits in three of his six games with the Rangers, but slashed just .237/.310/.316 with the Braves prior to being designated. There is no real fantasy upside here. May 14, 8:35 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs LAA
  • Buxton leaves Saturday's game with back spasms
    Byron Buxton left Saturday's game for Triple-A Rochester with back spasms.

    Advice: Temperatures dipped into the low 40s Saturday night in Rochester so it sounds like Buxton's removal was mostly precautionary. Buxton opened the year as the Twins' starting center fielder but he was sent down to the minors following a prolonged slump. Buxton has been a rockstar in Triple-A this season, hitting .313 with a .513 slugging percentage. The top prospect should get another shot in Minnesota later this year. May 14, 8:12 pm
    Not Active
    5:10 pm vs KC
  • Kiermaier has RBI single, steals base vs. A's
    Kevin Kiermaier had an RBI single, scored a run and stole a base Saturday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Kiermaier contributed an RBI single in the sixth inning and stole second base later in the frame. The steal was his sixth of the season in eight tries. A defense-first outfielder, Kiermaier is batting .214/.296/.398 overall. May 14, 6:22 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 4-3 x @Mia
  • Guyer keeps rolling with two RBI versus A's
    Brandon Guyer went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Guyer had his fifth double of the year in the game, but it was his two-run single in the eighth that did the damage. Guyer has hits in six of his last eight games, including four multi-hit games in that span. It all adds up to a .328/.451/.493 line in 22 games. May 14, 6:13 pm
  • Padres option Alex Dickerson to AAA level
    Padres optioned INF/OF Alex Dickerson to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Dickerson was 2-for-10 in his two-week stay at the MLB level. He'll get another shot eventually. May 14, 12:23 pm
    Not Active
    7:15 pm @SF
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