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  • Mariners option Chris Taylor to Triple-A
    Mariners optioned SS Chris Taylor to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Luis Sardinas was called up as the corresponding roster move. Taylor had been on the major league roster just four days before being called back down. In 84 career games in the bigs, the 25-year-old shortstop owns a .240/.296/.296 triple-slash. He managed a single in three at-bats during his most recent cup of coffee. Rotoworld.com 24 minutes ago
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  • Mariners promote INF Sardinas from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled INF Luis Sardinas from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Shorstop Chris Taylor has been optioned to Triple-A as the corresponding roster move. Earlier this season, the 23-year-old Sardinas saw 26 at-bats with the M's. He managed just four hits in that space. While he could see his share of playing time until Ketel Marte (thumb) is ready to return, he has yet to find the sort of major league success that would make him a palatable fantasy option. Rotoworld.com 29 minutes ago
  • Ahmed (chin) in Diamondbacks' lineup Wed.
    Nick Ahmed (head) is in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Ahmed took a pitch off his chin on Tuesday night but came away with nothing more than some minor cuts. He is batting leadoff Wednesday versus lefty Jeff Locke. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:47 pm
  • Rays designate Goebbert for assignment
    Rays designated 1B/OF Jake Goebbert for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Ryan Garton, who will join the Rays' bullpen on Wednesday night. Goebbert was hitting .163/.258/.221 at Triple-A Durham. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:35 pm
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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 Today, 11:29 am
  • Matt Olson slashes four hits in Tuesday's win
    Athletics 1B prospect Matt Olson contributed a season-high four hits Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Olson is eight for his last 17 at the dish and has raised his average all the way from .157 to .216 over his last 10 games. The 22-year-old really hasn't had a good season. He's already struck out 45 times and is hitting just .172 against left-handers. But with 80 homers and 282 RBI since the start of 2013, it's only a matter of time until Olson turns things around. It might already be happening. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:21 am
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  • 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
  • Roman Quinn cranks four hits in Tuesday's win
    Phillies OF prospect Roman Quinn matched a career-high with four hits Tuesday in a win for Double-A Reading.

    Advice: He also reached base on a walk while scoring four of Reading's 11 runs in a come-from-behind win over Erie. All four hits were singles. Quinn has swung a hot bat recently, hitting .393 with 12 runs scored during his seven-game hitting streak. The 23-year-old now ranks second in the Eastern League in steals (21) behind Harrisburg outfielder Rafael Bautista. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:44 am
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  • 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 Today, 10:28 am
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    W, 2-0 ^ @Was
     
  • 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
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    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm @Sea
     
  • Angels recall Kaleb Cowart from AAA
    Angels recalled INF Kaleb Cowart from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cowart was hitting .303/.352/.454 with two home runs and three stolen bases in 39 games this season at the Triple-A level. But the infielder batted just .174/.255/.283 last year at the major league level and can remain ignored in standard fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:37 am
  • Travis d'Arnaud clear for baseball activities
    Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder) has reported to the Mets' spring training facilities in Florida.

    Advice: And the plan calls for d'Arnaud to resume full baseball activities on Thursday, per assistant general manager John Ricco. The 27-year-old catcher has been on the disabled list since April 26 with a strained right rotator cuff and remains without an exact timetable for activation. If he can avoid setbacks, it's possible we'll see him return in late June. But that's really just a guess. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:00 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 2-0 x @Was
     
  • 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
  • Leonys Martin walks off with two-run homer
    Leonys Martin hit a walk-off two-run home run in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the A's.

    Advice: Martin had just one hit on the evening, but boy howdy, it was a big one. Down 5-4 with one on and two outs in the ninth inning, the 28-year-old outfielder stood as the Mariners' last line of defense against a probable loss. He would make sure that no defeat came their way, cracking a two-run walk-off dinger to deep right off A's closer Ryan Madson to end the game. Of lesser import, the homer pushed Martin to an eight-game hitting streak. He is slashing .259/.337/.483 with nine homers, 19 RBI and seven steals over 143 at-bats. The nine homers already stand as a career best for Martin. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Duvall whacks two-run homer in loss to LAD
    Adam Duvall went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Duvall was the entire Reds offense (as it were) in the 8-2 loss, cracking a two-run home run off starter Mike Bolsinger in the fourth inning. The 27-year-old has now homered in two of his last three games and boosted his triple-slash to .259/.294/.548 in the process. For the season, he has smacked nine homers and 12 doubles while driving in 19 runs across 135 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • Valbuena hits two-run home run versus Orioles
    Luis Valbuena hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Valbuena finished 2-for-4 in the game, with his two-run shot off Chris Tillman in the fifth inning giving the Astros a fleeting lead. The homer was just his third of the season after he broke out with 25 dingers last year. One thing he has carried over is his struggle to hit for average, as the 30-year-old is hitting a measly .207/.294/.347 in 39 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Arcia has two hits, two runs against Royals
    Oswaldo Arcia went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in a loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

    Advice: Arcia hit a two-out double and scored a run in the second inning and scored another run in the fourth after being hit by a pitch. Arcia desperately needs a spark, as he was hitting .194/.293/.306 with just two runs scored in the month of May coming into the game. He's one of the Twins' more talented hitters, slump notwithstanding, and seeing as how the team isn't going anywhere it would behoove them to continue to give the 25-year-old at-bats in hopes he can find his swing sooner than later. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • D'Backs manager Hale says Ahmed not hurt
    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said late Tuesday that Nick Ahmed seems fine.

    Advice: Ahmed was grazed on the chin by an Arquimedes Caminero pitch on Tuesday night, an inning after Caminero struck Jean Segura on the side of the batting helmet. Segura is being treated for a concussion at a hospital in Pittsburgh, but Ahmed apparently escaped anything serious. He does have some minor cuts on his chin. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:51 pm
  • Ahmed leaves game after taking pitch to face
    Nick Ahmed left Tuesday's game against the Pirates after taking a pitch off his face.

    Advice: Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero caught Ahmed in the chin, an inning after striking Jean Segura in the side of the batting helmet. The pitches didn't look intentional -- just incredibly wild -- but Caminero was ejected anyway and both benches were warned. Ahmed will presumably be tested for both facial fractures and a concussion. He was able to walk off the field under his own power. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:15 pm
  • D'Arnaud (shoulder) has resumed throwing
    Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder) has resumed throwing in California.

    Advice: D'Arnaud was shut down earlier this month after he felt renewed discomfort in his rotator cuff, but he has made progress since receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection. The plan calls for him to travel to Port St. Lucie, Florida later this week to ramp up baseball activities, but the best-case scenario is that he's likely a few weeks away from joining the Mets. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:29 pm
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  • Martin picks up quartet of hits in victory
    Leonys Martin went 4-for-5 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: All four of Martin's hits went for singles. He entered Sunday hitting just .231, but exited the win with a slightly less flimsy average of .252. The 28-year-old outfielder isn't a fantasy stud by any stretch of the imagination, but he is in line to rack up double-digit homers and double-digit steals this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:19 pm
  • Adam Duvall crushes solo homer in loss
    Adam Duvall went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: It was just a solo home run, but what a solo home run it was. Duvall absolutely unloaded on a Wade Miley offering in the fourth inning, launching it an estimated 457 feet to left-center. With a .264/.299/.543 triple-slash and eight homers over 129 at-bats, the 27-year-old outfielder is worth a pickup in deeper mixed leagues, particularly for those who need a little power boost. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:15 pm
  • Chris Taylor recalled from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled SS Chris Taylor from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: He's replacing Ketel Marte (thumb) on the roster and should see plenty of time at shortstop while Marte is sidelined. Taylor has struggled during his time in the majors but has batted .294/.374/.464 with two homers and eight steals for Tacoma this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:06 am
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  • Mariners to promote Chris Taylor on Sunday
    Chris Taylor will join the Mariners in Cincinnati on Sunday.

    Advice: The Mariners haven't announced a corresponding move, though it looks like Ketel Marte (thumb) could be headed to the disabled list. Taylor appeared in 37 games for Seattle last season, hitting .170 with only one RBI in 94 at-bats. He's had a productive year in the minors so far, batting .294 with eight steals for Triple-A Tacoma. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:00 pm
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  • Martin connects for third homer in four games
    Leonys Martin hit his eighth home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Martin finished 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and the solo blast. The homer was his third in his last four games, and he's now hit safely in eight of his last nine to raise his line to .231/.315/.454. His eight home runs tie a career high set in 2013, so his next will set a new single-season mark for the 28-year-old. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:25 pm
  • 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
  • Oswaldo Arcia not in Twins lineup Saturday
    Oswaldo Arcia is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Darin Mastroianni is drawing the start in his place in right field and batting seventh for the Twins. Arcia has been really struggling at the plate, slashing .213/.292/.363 with four homers, 12 RBI and a 34/9 K/BB ratio in 89 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:27 am
  • 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
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    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm @Sea
     
  • Leonys Martin delivers two-run homer
    Leonys Martin went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk Thursday against the Orioles.

    Advice: That's seven homers in 126 at-bats for Martin. It's as many as he had in 533 at-bats for the Rangers in 2014 and one off his career high of eight in 457 at-bats in 2013. He's hardly hitting well otherwise, with a .214 average and 43 strikeouts, but the power and defense has been enough to make him a solid regular so far. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:11 pm
  • Martin homers in loss to Orioles
    Leonys Martin went 1-for-4 with his sixth home run of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: It's been a strange one for the 28-year-old center fielder. Fantasy owners have looked to Martin for stolen bases, yet have been rewarded with a half-dozen homers before we're a third of the way through the campaign. He's only hitting .203/.270/.382, though, so it's possible that he finds himself on the bench before too long. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:36 pm
  • d'Arnaud (shoulder) doing strengthening work
    Travis d'Arnaud has begun strengthening exercises for his strained right rotator cuff.

    Advice: He is feeling better range of motion already and expects to head to the Mets' spring training facilities soon to resume full baseball activities. The catcher told reporters Wednesday that he's been encouraged by the progress he's made under the guidance of a trainer in California, but there is still no exact timetable for d'Arnaud's return to the Mets' active roster. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:32 pm
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  • 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
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    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm @Sea
     
  • Adam Duvall getting night off Wednesday
    Adam Duvall is out of the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Tyler Holt will start in left field and bat seventh versus Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger. Duvall has seven home runs and 16 RBI in 34 games this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:37 am
  • Duvall socks solo homer vs. Indians
    Adam Duvall socked a solo homer in Monday’s loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Duvall now has seven home runs on the year, including five this month. The 27-year-old is still striking out a lot, but his pop can help in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:40 pm
  • Five RBI by Valbuena not enough vs BOS
    Luis Valbuena went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and five total RBI in Sunday's 10-9 loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Valbuena cracked a three-run homer off Red Sox starter Sean O'Sullivan in the second inning. He would add a two-run double in the fifth. Despite all of the offensive pyrotechnics, the Red Sox offensive machine was more than up to the task and saddled the Astros with their 24th loss in 39 games. Valbuena is slashing .208/.306/.340 with two homers, eight doubles and 10 RBI over 106 at-bats. He was never going to hit for average in 2016, but the overall lack of power is somewhat disappointing. Rotoworld.com May 15, 3:26 pm
  • Luis Sardinas optioned to Triple-A
    Mariners optioned INF Luis Sardinas to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Sardinas has just four hits in 26 at-bats with the big club this season. He'll get a chance to play more regularly at Tacoma. Rotoworld.com May 15, 10:21 am
  • 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
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    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:10 pm @Sea
     
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