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  • J.J. Hardy (foot) has boot removed
    J.J. Hardy had the boot on his left foot removed and he will undergo a CT scan.

    Advice: A recent X-ray showed significant healing with Hardy's foot, but he's remained sore. Depends on what the CT scan shows, it sounds like he could resume baseball activities soon. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:26 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 6-4 x @Cle
     
  • Jimmy Rollins sitting out on Sunday
    Jimmy Rollins is not in the White Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Rollins has been on the bench for two straight games and four out of the last seven contests. He's hitting only .231/.288/.343 for the season. Tyler Saladino is at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:24 am
  • Cliff Pennington activated from disabled list
    Angels activated INF Cliff Pennington from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He missed the minimum amount of time with a strained hamstring. Pennington will play pretty regularly until Andrelton Simmons (thumb) returns. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:14 am
    New Player Note
    Cliff Pennington LAA - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    Bot 5, 1-3 vs ^ Hou
     
  • Profar has triple, two runs scored vs. Bucs
    Jurickson Profar went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: In just his second game back with the Rangers, Profar made his presence felt, hitting a one-out triple and scoring in the seventh inning. He has three hits in nine at-bats since being recalled, and he's expected to fill in at second base -- and atop the Rangers' order -- while Rougned Odor is serving his suspension. If Profar performs well during the audition, he could force Rangers' brass to make a tough decision when Odor returns. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:25 pm
  • Peralta's rehab put on hold with cut finger
    Jhonny Peralta will miss 3-4 days of his rehab assignment in Double-A Springfield with a cut finger that required stitches.

    Advice: It's not a long-term issue, but it does move his expected return date back a few days. Not that the Cardinals will mind, of course, with Aledmys Diaz raking at the plate. Peralta was 3-for-15 (.200) in his rehab assignment prior to the injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:50 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 10-2 x @Was
     
  • Profar leads off on Saturday vs Pirates
    Jurickson Profar will bat in the lead-off role in Saturday's contest against the Pirates.

    Advice: Profar was hitting .284/.356/.426 in Triple-A Round Rock, so it's hardly a stretch to see him succeeding in the lead-off role in the majors. This placement in the lineup illustrates the Rangers' faith (as well as the faith fantasy owners should have) in the 23-year-old, even if his stay in the big leagues is likely to be short. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:59 pm
  • Freddy Galvis steals home in loss to Cubs
    Freddy Galvis went 2-for-3 with a double and stole home plate to secure the Phillies' lone run in Saturday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: As a team the Phillies were only able to muster a total of five hits against Kyle Hendricks on Saturday, with Galvis the lone standout offensively. With his two-hit afternoon, he's now hitting .251/.280/.391 with four homers, 17 RBI and three swipes on the season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:50 pm
  • Cards designate Ruben Tejada for assignment
    Cardinals designated INF Ruben Tejada for assignment.

    Advice: Greg Garcia flashed enough in his brief callup that that Cardinals felt it would be more prudent to keep him on the roster as a reserve infielder instead of Tejada who was hitting just .176/.225/.235 in his 34 at-bats. He should be able to latch on elsewhere with little difficulty. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:06 am
    Player Note
    Rubén Tejada StL - 2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    L, 10-2 x @Was
     
  • Braves place Erick Aybar (foot) on 15-day DL
    Braves placed SS Erick Aybar on the 15-day disabled list with a right foot contusion.

    Advice: Aybar suffered the injury when he was drilled by an Adam Conley offering during Friday's game. Rather than rush him back into action, the club will give Aybar ample time to heal. Daniel Castro should handle the bulk of the action at shortstop while he's sidelined. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x Mia
     
  • Braves will re-evaluate Aybar on Saturday
    The Braves plan to re-evaluate Erick Aybar (foot) on Saturday.

    Advice: Aybar was forced to leave Friday's game after he was hit in the foot by a pitch. While X-rays came back negative, the Braves will ensure that he's ready to go before returning to the lineup. Expect to see Daniel Castro at shortstop on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:53 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x Mia
     
  • Angels designate Ryan for assignment
    Angels designated INF Brendan Ryan for assignment.

    Advice: The veteran infielder has been with the club as a reserve infielder, but offers little in the way of offense and isn't a part of the team's future plans. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:01 am
    Player Note
    Brendan Ryan LAA - 2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    Bot 5, 1-3 vs x Hou
     
  • Cardinals expected to DFA Ruben Tejada
    Mark Saxon of ESPN reports that the Cardinals are expected to designate Ruben Tejada for assignment on Saturday.

    Advice: The Cardinals are forced to make a roster move to reinstate Matt Carpenter from the paternity leave list, and it appears as though Tejada is the odd-man out. Tejada is hitting just .176/.225/.235 in 34 at-bats this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:35 pm
    Player Note
    Rubén Tejada StL - 2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    L, 10-2 x @Was
     
  • Erick Aybar day-to-day with foot contusion
    Erick Aybar is listed as day-to-day after leaving Friday's game against the Marlins with a foot contusion.

    Advice: Aybar was pulled after getting hit on the foot by a pitch from Adam Conley in the fourth inning. He may sit out on Saturday as a precaution, but expect him to return to the field before the weekend is through. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:01 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x Mia
     
  • Espinosa homers in second straight game
    Danny Espinosa socked a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Espinosa has now homered in back-to-back games. It’s nice to see him finally pick things up, but it’s likely just a matter of time before top prospect Trea Turner takes over at shortstop. Even with the power over the past two days, Espinosa is batting just .203/.299/.320 over 48 games. Fortunately, he has provided value with his defense. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:56 pm
    Player Note
    Danny Espinosa Was - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 10-2 vs ^ StL
     
  • Garcia homers out of leadoff spot for Cards
    Greg Garcia homered, drew two walks, and two runs scored Friday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Garcia, who was called up on Thursday, got the chance to start at third base and hit leadoff with Matt Carpenter away on paternity leave. The 26-year-old has made the most out of his limited opportunities in the majors, but he’ll likely head back down to Triple-A when Carpenter is ready to return. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:56 pm
    L, 10-2 ^ @Was
     
  • Erick Aybar leaves game after hit by pitch
    Erick Aybar was removed from Friday's game against the Marlins in the fifth inning after he was hit in the ankle by a pitch from Adam Conley.

    Advice: Aybar remained in the game to run the bases for himself, but was replaced by Daniel Castro defensively to begin the next inning. It would appear as though his exit was precautionary, but expect an update from the Braves on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:04 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x Mia
     
  • Jurickson Profar batting leadoff for Rangers
    Rangers recalled INF Jurickson Profar from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Profar is starting at second base and batting leadoff for the Rangers on Friday and could remain in both places for the next week while Rougned Odor serves his suspension. After missing two seasons with ongoing shoulder issues, Profar has batted .284/.356/.426 with five homers and four steals across 189 plate appearances with Round Rock this season. His stay with the big club could be short, but he's worth owning in fantasy leagues while he's up. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:58 pm
  • Cabrera (back) returns to Mets' lineup Fri.
    Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Cabrera had to leave Wednesday's game due to back spasms, but he rested up during the off day Thursday and is now ready to go. He's at shortstop and batting second against Julio Urias and the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:19 pm
  • Flores (hamstring) won't be activated Friday
    Wilmer Flores (hamstring) will not be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: The Mets have decided to extend Flores' rehab assignment a bit longer, but he could still conceivably return sometime over the weekend. Flores is slated to take over at first base for the Mets with Lucas Duda (back) on the shelf. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:08 am
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    5:00 pm vs LAD
     
  • Descalso has two hits, two runs against Sox
    Daniel Descalso went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Starting at designated hitter in the American League park, Descalso made his manager look smart by singling and scoring in the fifth and seventh innings. It was just his second start and fifth appearance of the season after he missed the first month and a half with a fractured left hand. He'll serve in a superutility role for the Rockies this year and carries no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:32 pm
    Bot 3, 1-5 vs x SF
     
  • Espinosa's homer leads Nationals past Cards
    Danny Espinosa hit a solo home run in the seventh inning to lead the Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Thursday.

    Advice: Espinosa's homer off Mike Leake broke a 1-1 tie and ended up being the difference. He finished 1-for-3 in the game. Despite Thursday's contribution, the 29-year-old is hitting just .201/.301/.302 in 47 games and appears to be keeping the seat warm for Trea Turner, who could be called up in a matter of weeks. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:02 pm
    Player Note
    Danny Espinosa Was - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 10-2 vs ^ StL
     
  • Jurickson Profar to fill in for Rougned Odor
    The Rangers will call up Jurickson Profar from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.

    Advice: That's when Rougned Odor will begin serving his seven-game suspension for punching Jose Bautista in the face. Profar is a shortstop by trade but will handle second base in Odor's absence. The 23-year-old hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2013. Profar could boost his trade value with a strong showing over the next week. He's played reasonably well for Round Rock this year, hitting .284 with five homers and four steals. The Rangers haven't announced who will go down in the corresponding roster move. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:30 pm
  • Adeiny Hechavarria hits third home run
    Making his first start of the year in the leadoff spot, Adeiny Hechavarria went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer against the Rays on Thursday.

    Advice: Ichiro Suzuki was out of the lineup today, and manager Don Mattingly thought Hechavarria was a better choice than Derek Dietrich to lead off against a lefty. It worked out nicely, but even after today, Hechavarria has just a .285 OBP for the season. He'll likely continue to bat eighth for the most part. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:17 pm
  • Cardinals recall Greg Garcia from AAA level
    Cardinals recalled INF Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Garcia will give the Cardinals infield depth while Matt Carpenter spends the weekend away on paternity leave. Garcia has a cool .811 career OPS in the major leagues and he's 6-for-10 with St. Louis in 2016, but the 26-year-old isn't going to play enough to carry fantasy relevance. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:24 am
    L, 10-2 ^ @Was
     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (back) hopes to play Friday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (back) hopes to return for Friday's series opener versus the Dodgers.

    Advice: Cabrera made an early exit from Wednesday's series finale against the Nationals after experiencing back spasms. "All of a sudden, it locked up on him downstairs as he was stretching," Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday night. "He says he feels fine and will be ready for Friday. I hope he is." Cabrera is batting .283/.335/.392 with three home runs and 17 RBI in 46 games this season for New York. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:13 am
  • J.J. Hardy (foot) still feeling soreness
    J.J. Hardy continues to feel soreness in his fractured left foot.

    Advice: Hardy underwent an X-ray last week, one which showed that his foot was healing up nicely. Manager Buck Showalter said on Wednesday that the veteran shortstop is still not to the point where he is ready to take part in any weight-bearing exercises, though. Hardy will head to the team's spring training complex in Sarasota to prepare for rehab work on Friday. He could return around mid-June if the soreness dissipates soon. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:22 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 6-4 x @Cle
     
  • Asdrubal Cabrera pulled due to back spasms
    Asdrubal Cabrera is day-to-day with back spasms.

    Advice: Cabrera left Wednesday's game against the Nationals in the bottom of the first inning, with Matt Reynolds taking over at shortstop. Asdrubal apparently felt the discomfort during pregame warmups. This doesn't sound like a serious issue, but you never know with the Mets and their recent rash of back issues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:28 am
  • Jhonny Peralta (thumb) shifting rehab to AA
    Jhonny Peralta (thumb) will shift his rehab assignment to Double-A Springfield this weekend.

    Advice: Peralta is 3-for-10 through four rehab games with Low-A Peoria. He'll play one more game for Peoria on Wednesday night and then take Thursday off before reporting to Springfield on Friday. The veteran shortstop is on track to join the Cardinals next week. He probably won't play every day out of the gate as manager Mike Matheny tries to keep Aledmys Diaz active and producing at a high rate. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:07 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 10-2 x @Was
     
  • 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 Tuesday, 5:43 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    5:00 pm vs LAD
     
  • Rollins out of White Sox lineup on Tuesday
    Jimmy Rollins is out of the White Sox lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Rollins is batting just .230/.290/.349 in 32 games this season and will continue to get regular days off. Tyler Saladino will start at shortstop and hit ninth Tuesday versus Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:57 pm
  • Peralta (thumb) doubles in rehab game
    Jhonny Peralta (thumb) went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored Monday in his third minor league rehab game with Class A Peoria.

    Advice: Peralta, who is working his way back from thumb surgery, also played six innings at shortstop. He has seen time between shortstop and third base during his minor league rehab assignment, as the Cardinals are preparing to mix and match in their infield when he returns from the disabled list. He appears on track to be activated in early June. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:37 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 10-2 x @Was
     
  • 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 May 22, 11:32 am
    New Player Note
    Cliff Pennington LAA - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    Bot 5, 1-3 vs ^ Hou
     
  • 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 May 21, 10:23 am
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    5:00 pm vs LAD
     
  • Jimmy Rollins remains out of White Sox lineup
    Jimmy Rollins is once again absent from the White Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's curious to see the veteran infielder get two days off in a row without any known ailment. Tyler Saladino is once again starting in his place and will bat ninth against Danny Duffy and the Royals. Rotoworld.com May 21, 8:30 am
  • Aybar returns to Braves' lineup
    Erick Aybar went 1-for-3 with a bunt single and a walk in his return to action Friday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Aybar sat out Thursday’s game after getting a chicken bone caught in his throat. Fortunately, he’s fine and should be good to go moving forward. The 32-year-old is hitting just .178 with a .423 through his first 39 games this season, so this year hasn’t been very kind to him so far. Rotoworld.com May 20, 7:47 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x Mia
     
  • Jimmy Rollins not in Friday's lineup
    Jimmy Rollins is not in the White Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just getting a day off. Tyler Saladino is at shortstop. Rotoworld.com May 20, 12:30 pm
  • 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 May 20, 6:39 am
    New Player Note
    Cliff Pennington LAA - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    Bot 5, 1-3 vs ^ Hou
     
  • Rollins has stolen base, run scored vs. Stros
    Jimmy Rollins had a single, a run scored and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Rollins has found ways to contribute often, swiping his fourth base and scoring his 20th run in the game. He's hitting just .239/.297/.368 but isn't being pushed by Tyler Saladino for his starting job. Rotoworld.com May 19, 7:43 pm
  • Erick Aybar hospitalized after choking on bone
    Erick Aybar was taken to the hospital Thursday after getting a chicken bone stuck in his throat.

    Advice: Obviously he won't be starting against Pittsburgh in the series finale. The Braves own the NL's worst record by a wide margin and aren't getting any breaks right now, even in the lunch room. Daniel Castro will get the nod at shortstop on Thursday night. Aybar is day-to-day. Rotoworld.com May 19, 2:40 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x Mia
     
  • Peralta (thumb) to begin rehab assignment Friday
    Jhonny Peralta (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Peoria on Friday.

    Advice: The Cardinals must have liked what they saw from Peralta at Wednesday's batting practice. At one time, it looked like Peralta might be out until the All-Star break but now it appears he's on track to return in early June. Peralta will play shortstop and third base during his rehab assignment. We'd expect him to regain the starting shortstop job upon his return with Aledmys Diaz shifting into a utility role. Rotoworld.com May 19, 1:37 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 10-2 x @Was
     
  • X-ray shows healing in J.J. Hardy's left foot
    A follow-up X-ray on J.J. Hardy's fractured left foot showed significant healing.

    Advice: The fracture is almost fully healed, Hardy told reporters Thursday. He'll head to the Orioles' spring training complex in Sarasota, Florida on Friday to begin ramping up his workouts toward full baseball activities. Then comes a minor league rehab assignment. The original timetable from May 2 had Hardy missing 6-8 weeks, and that still probably holds. Rotoworld.com May 19, 8:17 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 6-4 x @Cle
     
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