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  • Reds transfer Zack Cozart to 60-day DL
    Reds transferred SS Zack Cozart from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Patrick Kivlehan, who was claimed off waivers from the Padres on Wednesday afternoon. Cozart is done for the season with a nagging right knee injury. He will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:21 am
    60-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Bregman (hamstring) batting second on Wed.
    Alex Bregman (hamstring) is batting second for the Astros on Wednesday against the Mariners.

    Advice: It will be the first start for Bregman since September 14, when he suffered a right hamstring strain while running the bases. Houston initially thought the 22-year-old top prospect might be done for the year, but he connected for a pinch-hit RBI single on Tuesday night to spark a big rally against Seattle and he will start at third base on Wednesday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:37 am
    L, 12-4 vs Sea
     
  • Bregman (hamstring) returns with RBI single
    Alex Bregman (hamstring) smacked a pinch-hit RBI single Tuesday in the Astros' defeat of the Mariners.

    Advice: It was the first plate appearance in nearly two weeks for Bregman, who had been sidelined since September 14 because of a right hamstring strain. The initial diagnosis came with a timetable of 4-6 weeks, suggesting he was finished for the remainder of the 2016 regular season, but the 22-year-old top prospect made a swift recovery and could even start a few games before all is said and done. Bregman has a cool .797 OPS with eight home runs, 33 RBI, and 31 runs scored through his first 48 major league games. Impressive stuff all around. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:58 am
    L, 12-4 vs Sea
     
  • Anderson has homer, three RBI in Sox' rout
    Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored in the White Sox' 13-6 beatdown of the Rays on Tuesday.

    Advice: Anderson did damage with each of his three hits, collecting an RBI single in the first inning before swatting a run-scoring double in the second. He then capped it off with a solo shot, his eighth of the season, in the eighth inning. It's been a successful rookie campaign for the 23-year-old, who is hitting .278/.300/.411 with those eight homers, 28 RBI, 54 runs scored and 10 steals in 94 games overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Querecuto smacks two-run triple for first hit
    Juniel Querecuto got his first major league hit in style Tuesday, swatting a two-run triple in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Querecuto got the start at second base and batted ninth in the contest, and in his last at-bat he lined a pitch to left-center field that eluded center fielder Leury Garcia -- and was aided by Garcia's shenanigans that followed -- for his first big league hit, his first triple and his first two runs batted in. He later scored his first run as well. Querecuto doesn't appear to have a long major league career ahead of him, but nobody can take Tuesday away from him. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Peralta homers, drives in four against Reds
    Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Peralta hit a three-run jack in the fifth inning, one of the Cardinals' five home runs on the night. The homer was a big one for Peralta personally, as he hadn't gone yard since September 6. The 34-year-old has just eight homers and 29 RBI in total through 77 games, and he's slashing a pedestrian .259/.307/.415 in those games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:03 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Suarez picks up three hits, two runs vs. STL
    Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Suarez swatted three singles in the game, and he's now got a modest five-game hitting streak during which he's 9-for-22 with five runs scored. The 25-year-old has 20 home runs, 66 RBI, 77 runs scored and 10 steals to go with a .251/.320/.412 overall this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Mondesi scores winning run in the 11th inning
    Raul Mondesi walked, stole a base and scored the game-winning run in the 11th inning as the Royals outlasted the Twins 4-3 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Mondesi wasn't even a starter Tuesday, entering in the late stages after Cheslor Cuthbert was pinch-run for. Mondesi got a chance to hit in the 11th, though, and drew a leadoff walk. He then stole second base -- his ninth steal of the year -- and came around to score on a sacrifice fly four batters later. The 21-year-old should compete for a roster spot, possibly even the starting second base gig, next spring. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:34 pm
  • Escobar launches sixth homer against Royals
    Eduardo Escobar went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Escobar took Royals starter Ian Kennedy deep in the fourth inning for a solo shot, his sixth of the year. Before Tuesday, the 27-year-old had been just 5-for-56 in the month of September. The light-hitting infielder is batting .239/.277/.345 in 100 games overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:19 pm
    New Player Note
    Eduardo Escobar Min - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    Top 4, 0-2 @KC
     
  • Blue Jays recall Andy Burns from Buffalo
    Blue Jays recalled INF/OF Andy Burns from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Burns will add depth to the Jays' bench with Devon Travis nursing a shoulder injury. The versatile Burns batted just .230/.285/.352 this year at the Triple-A level. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:52 pm
    Top 4, 2-0 vs Bal
     
  • Wilmer Flores felt more wrist pain Monday
    Wilmer Flores felt lingering pain in his wrist while trying to swing a bat on Monday.

    Advice: He'll be shut down for another couple days and could very well be done for the year, unless the Mets can muster a deep postseason run. Flores hasn't appeared in a major league game since September 10 due to a bone bruise in his left wrist. He was slashing .267/.319/.469 with 16 homers and 49 RBI in 307 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:12 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 3, 2-2 @Mia
     
  • Giants acquire Gordon Beckham from Braves
    Giants acquired INF Gordon Beckham from the Braves for INF Rich Rodriguez.

    Advice: Beckham will give the Giants some infield depth this week with Eduardo Nunez and Brandon Crawford banged up, but he will not be eligible for the postseason. The 30-year-old is batting just .217/.300/.354 across 273 plate appearances this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:41 pm
    Player Note
    Gordon Beckham SF - 2B,3B,SS
    7:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Giants near deal to acquire Gordon Beckham
    Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants are "very close" to acquiring infielder Gordon Beckham from the Braves.

    Advice: Eduardo Nunez is out with a hamstring injury, so Beckham would provide some infield depth this week. He would not be eligible for the postseason. Beckham, 30, is batting just .217/.300/.354 over 273 plate appearances this season and will hit free agency this winter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:50 am
    Player Note
    Gordon Beckham SF - 2B,3B,SS
    7:15 pm vs Col
     
  • Kang could get time at SS next season
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle hinted Monday that Jung Ho Kang could see more time at shortstop next season.

    Advice: Kang has exclusively played third base this season, though he hasn't been as sharp defensively. The feeling is that he could see some improvement another year removed from a torn MCL and fractured tibia, possibly opening the door for a return to shortstop. "Will there be an opportunity for him to move back at short any time next year based on the rehab and the strength and what he's able to show?" said Hurdle. "That's going to be an interesting development." Starting shortstop Jordy Mercer remains under team control for next season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 am
    Top 4, 1-1 vs ChC
     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera drives in a couple runs
    Asdrubal Cabrera reached base four times and drove in two runs in Monday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Cabrera plated a couple runs in the fifth inning after the Marlins had jumped out to a 7-0 lead. He also had a single and a couple walks on the night, continuing his red-hot hitting in spite of the fact that he's been battling some nagging injuries. He's batting .367 since returning from the disabled list last month. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:18 pm
  • Baez's six RBI propel Cubs to 100th victory
    Javier Baez hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs in Monday's victory over the Pirates.

    Advice: Baez took Chad Kuhl deep in the fourth inning for his second grand slam of the season. He wasn't done there, adding a two-RBI single in the sixth to extend the Cubs' lead to 11-0 at the time. Kris Bryant also went deep for the Cubbies, who claimed their 100th victory of the season. It's the first time since 1935 that the Cubs have reached 100 wins. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:58 pm
    Player Note
    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    Top 4, 1-1 @Pit
     
  • Bregman (hamstring) not ruled out from return
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch hasn't ruled out Alex Bregman (hamstring) from returning this week.

    Advice: It was previously thought that Bregman was unlikely to return unless the Astros made a deep run into the playoffs, but he was able to make it through a full workout on Monday. If anything, he could get some peace of mind going into the winter. The outstanding rookie has been out since September 14 with a hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:16 pm
    L, 12-4 vs Sea
     
  • Bregman (hamstring) does baseball activity
    Alex Bregman (hamstring) did some baseball activities on the field Monday. did some running on the field today and took some ground balls and hit

    Advice: Bregman, out since September 14 with a right hamstring strain, did some running on the field in addition to taking grounders and hitting. He said things went well, but odds are we've seen the last of him this season, even if the Astros were to make a remarkable run this week and snag one of the Wild Card spots. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:50 pm
    L, 12-4 vs Sea
     
  • Jose Iglesias (personal) in lineup on Monday
    Jose Iglesias is back in the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday night against the Indians.

    Advice: Iglesias was scratched from the Tigers' lineup Sunday following the death of his friend and fellow Cuban Jose Fernandez. He'll start at shortstop and bat ninth Monday versus Indians right-hander Corey Kluber. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:29 pm
  • Reds place Zack Cozart (knee) on 15-day DL
    Reds placed SS Zack Cozart on the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Cozart hadn't appeared in a game since September 10 due to a nagging right knee injury and he won't play in another game this season. This was really just a procedural move. The 31-year-old shortstop finishes with a .252/.308/.425 batting line, 16 homers, 50 RBI, four steals, and 67 runs scored. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter after making $2.925 million in 2016. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:53 am
    60-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Peralta drives home lone run in loss to Cubs
    Jhonny Peralta went 1-for-4 and plated the Cardinals' lone run in Sunday night's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: His run-scoring single in the eighth inning got the Cardinals on the board, cutting their deficit in half at 2-1. That would be the extent of their offense though. It has been a disappointing and injury-plagued season for the veteran infielder who is now hitting .251/.298/.395 with seven homers and 25 RBI in his 75 games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:24 pm
    5:15 pm vs Cin
     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera hits grand slam in 17-0 rout
    Asdrubal Cabrera finished 2-for-5 with four RBI in the Mets' 17-0 rout of the Phillies on Sunday.

    Advice: That's not a football score. Jose Reyes also drove in four runs for the Mets in the afternoon outburst at Citi Field, and Curtis Granderson slugged his 30th home run of the season. Cabrera singled in the sixth inning and popped a grand slam off Frank Herrmann in the seventh. The veteran shortstop has been a steadying force for the Mets all season, now with a .281/.336/.482 batting line and 23 homers in 135 games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:59 pm
  • Jose Iglesias scratched from Tigers' lineup
    Jose Iglesias was a late scratch from the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Chris McCosky of the Detroit News says that Iglesias "was tore up pretty good" by the death of fellow Cuban Jose Fernandez and it appears that's the reason for him being scratched. Andrew Romine has replaced Iglesias at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:40 am
  • Jose Iglesias (hand) back in action Saturday
    Jose Iglesias (hand) singled and scored a run in five trips to the plate Saturday against the Royals.

    Advice: Iglesias had to be lifted from Friday's game after an errant throw from third base hit his right hand as he crossed first base. However, he didn't wind up needing any additional down time as it turned out. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:23 am
  • Flores (wrist) could be done for the year
    ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports Wilmer Flores (wrist) may be done for the season.

    Advice: He isn't close to swinging a bat and has already received two cortisone shots since going down with a bruised wrist two weeks ago. Flores could return if the Mets make a deep postseason run but it's a near certainty he won't be back for the final week of the regular season. Assuming that's the case, Flores will close out the 2016 campaign with 16 HR, 49 RBI and a .267 average across 307 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:46 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 3, 2-2 @Mia
     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera back in Mets lineup Saturday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (quadriceps) returned to the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Cabrera was forced to make an early exit on Friday due to soreness in his right quad, it isn't enough to keep him out of Saturday's lineup though. He'll bat second against Alec Asher and the Phillies on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:43 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera leaves with sore quadriceps
    Asdrubal Cabrera was forced to leave Friday's game against the Phillies with a sore right quadriceps.

    Advice: Cabrera is sore from fouling a ball off of his leg, but he was able to avoid any significant injury which is a big sigh of relief for the Mets. He could sit out on Saturday as a precautionary measure, but isn't expected to be sidelined for long. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:09 pm
  • Iglesias day-to-day with hand contusion
    Jose Iglesias has been diagnosed with a right hand contusion and is listed as day-to-day.

    Advice: The defensive wizard was hit in the hand by an errant throw while running the bases in Friday's victory over the Royals. It wouldn't be surprising to see Andrew Romine start in his place on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:51 pm
  • Jose Iglesias leaves game with hand injury
    Jose Iglesias was forced to leave Friday's game against the Royals after being hit on the hand by an errant throw.

    Advice: Iglesias got drilled on the right hand by a wild throw from Cheslor Cuthbert as he crossed first base. He remained in the game to run for himself, but was replaced by Andrew Romine defensively the next half inning. Expect the Tigers to provide an update on his status after the conclusion of Friday's game. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:42 pm
  • Bregman (hamstring) ran on treadmill Thursday
    Alex Bregman (hamstring) did some running on a treadmill Thursday.

    Advice: It was at a very low intensity, but it was the first time he's done any running since suffering a right hamstring strain on September 14. Bregman said Thursday that he's "hoping to come back sooner rather than later and trying to do anything I can to help contribute," but the reality is that the Astros would probably have to make a deep playoff run for him to have a chance to return. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:24 am
    L, 12-4 vs Sea
     
  • Cabrera plays walk-off hero in 11-inning win
    Asdrubal Cabrera was the hero in Thursday's marathon, 11-inning win over the Phillies, hitting a three-run, walk-off homer in the 9-8 victory.

    Advice: Cabrera had three hits in the game, none bigger than the blast to right field in the 11th with two runners on to save the day -- and perhaps the Mets' season. He knew it, too, delivering an all-time bat flip toward an ecstatic Mets dugout before rounding the bases and being mobbed at home plate. It's been a magical season for the 30-year-old, who has 22 home runs in his first year with the Metropolitans. Cabrera is batting .281/.335/.480 through 132 games overall. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:57 pm
  • Cabrera swats two-run bomb vs Braves
    Asdrubal Cabrera went 1-for-5 and swatted a two-run bomb versus the Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: After Jose Reyes walked and stole second base in the first inning, Cabrera jolted one over the right field fence for his 21st homer of the season. He has a .278 batting average to go with 52 RBI and 61 runs scored. He had a pedestrian first half of the season but has really turned it on since the All Star break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:33 pm
  • Cozart (knee) doubtful for remainder of 2016
    Zack Cozart (knee) is unlikely to play again this season.

    Advice: Cozart has not been officially shut down, but Reds manager Bryan Price more or less shut the door Wednesday on a potential return. The 31-year-old shortstop has been sidelined by right knee soreness since September 10. Prior to the injury, he was hitting .252/.308/.425 with 16 homers and 50 RBI over 464 at-bats. The 31-year-old shortstop carries one more season of contractual control in 2017. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:03 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Wilmer Flores (wrist) won't play on Thursday
    Mets manager Terry Collins has ruled out Wilmer Flores (wrist) for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

    Advice: Collins deemed the worry-level surrounding Flores' wrist as a "DEFCON 4," so that is somewhat disconcerting. The team had hoped that the 25-year-old infielder would be able to return to the lineup against Phillies southpaw Adam Morgan on Thursday. Flores is currently sidelined by a left wrist injury suffered in a collision at home plate on September 10. He has been given two cortisone shots in the intervening days, but Collins said Flores has not been able to swing a bat since the collision. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:26 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 3, 2-2 @Mia
     
  • Rays add INF Juniel Querecuto from AAA
    Rays purchased the contract of INF Juniel Querecuto from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Querecuto will give the Rays a little extra infield depth for their final 12 games. He batted .241/.298/.341 with three homers and three steals in 375 plate appearances this season between Double-A and Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:36 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera goes 3-for-3 in loss
    Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: He also added a stolen base. The Mets managed just eight hits on the night, as Cabrera was the only one with more than one. He's been on quite a roll since returning from the disabled list late last month, batting .365 with seven homers and 17 RBI over 30 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:24 pm
  • Flores given second cortisone shot for wrist
    Wilmer Flores was given a second cortisone injection for his injured left wrist.

    Advice: Flores hasn't appeared in a game for the Mets since suffering a bone bruise in an awkward home-plate collision with A.J. Pierzynski on September 10 in Atlanta, and it's going to be at least another couple days before he can return. T.J. Rivera is at second base and James Loney is at first base on Tuesday night against the Braves. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:13 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 3, 2-2 @Mia
     
  • Bregman (hamstring) likely done for season
    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday that Alex Bregman's hamstring injury usually requires 4-6 weeks of recovery time.

    Advice: Bregman just suffered the injury last Wednesday, so it's safe to say that we won't see him again during the regular season. Luhnow indicated that his timetable could potentially be pushed up, so there's a chance he could be in the mix if the Astros sneak into a Wild Card spot and make a push in the playoffs. But obviously that's asking a lot on all fronts. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:11 pm
    L, 12-4 vs Sea
     
  • Bregman (hamstring) remains sidelined
    Alex Bregman (hamstring) remains sidelined.

    Advice: Bregman strained his right hamstring last Wednesday and didn't travel with the Astros during their six-game roadtrip. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Friday that it's the sort of injury that would normally require a stint on the 15-day disabled list, but there's no need to put him on there in September. Either way, he appears unlikely to play again this season. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 3:39 pm
    L, 12-4 vs Sea
     
  • Cozart (knee) remains sidelined
    Zack Cozart (knee) did not travel with the team to Chicago.

    Advice: Cozart hasn't played since September 10 due to nagging right knee soreness. He's not officially shut down, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect a meaningful contribution the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Sep 19, 2:12 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Zack Cozart (knee) held out again Sunday
    Zack Cozart (knee) remained out of the Reds' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Cozart hasn't played in over a week due to nagging right knee soreness. Ivan DeJesus Jr. will fill in at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Sep 18, 7:20 am
    60-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
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