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  • Rasmus not in Tuesday's lineup
    Colby Rasmus is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against left-hander Patrick Corbin. Carlos Gomez is back in center field Tuesday while Jake Marisnick will start in left. 47 minutes ago
  • Kemp serving as DH on Tuesday
    Matt Kemp will serve as the designated hitter in Tuesday's interleague contest against the Mariners.

    Advice: Christian Bethancourt was the DH on Monday, but he's behind the plate in Tuesday's game while Derek Norris is on the bench. Travis Jankowski is starting in right field. Today, 9:44 am
  • Gattis starting behind plate Tuesday
    Evan Gattis will start behind the plate Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: This will be his fourth start behind the plate. Gattis is batting .298 with four homers and a .961 OPS in 52 plate appearances since returning from the minors and he's on the verge of an uptick of value when he gains catcher-eligibility in fantasy leagues. Today, 9:37 am
  • Gomez batting seventh in return from DL
    Carlos Gomez will bat seventh in his return from the disabled list Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: This is where he batted most of the time before hitting the disabled list with a bruised left rib cage earlier this month. The 30-year-old returns to a disappointing .182/.238/.248 batting line. Today, 9:30 am
  • Santana (shoulder) to begin rehab stint Tue.
    Domingo Santana (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Biloxi.

    Advice: Santana has been out since May 18 with a lingering injury to his right shoulder. The 23-year-old should be back with the Brewers within a week or so, but Jonathan Villar has run away with the leadoff spot during his absence. Today, 8:11 am
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs StL
  • Astros activate Carlos Gomez from 15-day DL
    Astros activated OF Carlos Gomez from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Gomez, who has been out since May 15 with a bruised left rib cage, will make his return Tuesday. The 30-year-old went 5-for-20 (.250) with a homer over five games during his minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi. He was batting just .182/.238/.248 over 34 games prior to the injury. The Astros and fantasy owners are hoping that the time off did him some good. Today, 8:07 am
  • Twins recall OF Byron Buxton from Triple-A
    Twins recalled OF Byron Buxton from Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Buxton will return to the majors after Danny Santana hit the disabled list with a hamstring injury. The 22-year-old hasn't hit so far in the majors, but he batted .336/.403/.603 with six homers, four steals, and a 26/11 K/BB ratio over 129 plate appearances after his demotion to Triple-A last month. He's no sure thing to succeed this time around, but it's not like the other internal options are all that exciting. The last-place Twins should just let him play. Today, 7:41 am
  • Beltran (back) singles in return to lineup
    Carlos Beltran (back) went 1-for-3 with a run scored in his return to the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Beltran sat out Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with a back issue, but he was able to return as the DH on Monday. It's unclear if he'll remain in the DH spot on Tuesday and keep Alex Rodriguez on the bench. Today, 5:51 am
  • Pearce leaves game with elbow irritation
    Steve Pearce left Monday's game against the Royals after eight innings due to right elbow irritation.

    Advice: Pearce said his elbow has been an issue "for a while," but that he didn't feel it on a swing until Monday. The hope is that he'll be ready to go on Tuesday. Today, 5:27 am
    5:15 pm @KC
  • Orlando's bat stays hot
    Paulo Orlando drew the start in right field and delivered two hits on Monday night against the Rays.

    Advice: The Royals seem to view Orlando as a backup-level player despite his .759 career OPS. Orlando now has a .382 batting average and may force the Royals to see how he can do as an everyday player even after Alex Gordon returns from the DL. Yesterday, 9:01 pm
  • Gregory Polanco delivers first grand slam
    Gregor Polanco went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Monday's rout of the Marlins.

    Advice: It was his first career grand slam. Polanco has been the Pirates' best outfielder this year, batting .315 with eight homers and an NL-high 18 doubles. He's not going to keep hitting quite this well, but he's probably here to stay as an All-Star-type performer. Yesterday, 7:01 pm
  • Derek Dietrich returns to action
    Derek Dietrich came off the bench Monday and went 0-for-2 against the Pirates.

    Advice: The Marlins were planning on giving Dietrich the night off after he was hit in the head by a foul ball on Sunday, but he had been cleared to play and he entered the game at second base after Miguel Rojas was hurt. Yesterday, 6:57 pm
    4:10 pm vs Pit
  • Twins calling up OF Byron Buxton
    The Twins will recall Byron Buxton from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

    Advice: He'll take the roster spot of Danny Santana, who left Monday's game with a hamstring strain. Buxton owns a .195/.239/.316 batting line over 187 plate appearances in the majors, but the tools are obvious and it's easy to forget that he's just 22 years old. For what it's worth, he came into Monday's action hitting .333/.402/.605 with six homers and four steals over 28 games since his demotion to Triple-A. That includes 11 walks and 25 strikeouts. It hasn't clicked for him so far in the majors, but he's still very exciting for the long-term. Yesterday, 4:05 pm
  • Santana headed to DL, Buxton coming up
    Twins placed INF/OF Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

    Advice: Santana injured his left hamstring during Monday's game and will require an extended absence. The Twins will call up Byron Buxton to take his place on the active roster. Yesterday, 4:03 pm
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • Danny Santana exits game with hammy strain
    Danny Santana exited Monday's game against the Athletics in the seventh inning with a left hamstring strain.

    Advice: Santana, who missed time with a right hamstring strain earlier this season, hurt his left hamstring while running to second base on a sacrifice bunt. It will be interesting to see if the Twins call up Byron Buxton if the injury requires a trip to the disabled list. Stay tuned. Yesterday, 3:26 pm
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • Harrison (illness) back in Monday's lineup
    Josh Harrison (illness) is back in Monday's lineup against the Marlins.

    Advice: Harrison has missed each of the last two games due to illness, but he's feeling better now. He's batting leadoff against left-hander Justin Nicolino in his return to action. Yesterday, 1:15 pm
  • Belt slugs solo homer in Giants' loss to ATL
    Brandon Belt slugged a solo homer in the Giants' loss to the Braves on Monday in Atlanta.

    Advice: Belt went yard off Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz in the top of the second inning. He then singled in the top of the ninth and would eventually cross home plate on a Kelly Johnson fielding error, but the late rally wasn't enough. Belt has five homers and 25 RBI in 51 games this season for the National League West-leading Giants. Yesterday, 1:11 pm
  • Dietrich cleared of any concussion symptoms
    Derek Dietrich was cleared of concussion symptoms.

    Advice: Dietrich took a ricocheted ball off the back of his head Sunday while sitting in the dugout but apparently came away mostly unscathed. He showed up at Marlins Park in good spirits Monday. Miami's fill-in second baseman is slashing .325/.416/.524 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 44 games this season. Yesterday, 12:30 pm
    4:10 pm vs Pit
  • Evan Gattis not in Astros' lineup on Monday
    Evan Gattis is not in the Astros' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The game is being played at Chase Field under National League rules, so Gattis can't DH. Tyler White is starting at catcher and Jason Castro will be behind the plate. Yesterday, 10:16 am
  • Piscotty scratched Mon. with food poisoning
    Stephen Piscotty has been scratched from the Cardinals' lineup Monday due to food poisoning.

    Advice: He was supposed to start in right field and bat cleanup in the series opener against Brewers right-hander Junior Guerra. Brandon Moss is now starting in right and batting fifth, with Matt Adams at cleanup. Yesterday, 10:06 am
    5:10 pm @Mil
  • Dietrich hit in head by liner in dugout
    X-rays came back negative after Derek Dietrich was hit in the back of the head by a line drive which ricocheted off a wall in the dugout during Sunday's game against the Braves.

    Advice: Dietrich went 3-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and a career-high four RBI before being hit by the liner in the ninth inning. He was on the ground for several minutes before eventually walking to the clubhouse, but never lost consciousness. He was expected to remain in Atlanta overnight for evaluation. The Marlins should have more information on his status on Monday. Sunday, 9:26 pm
    4:10 pm vs Pit
  • Carlos Gomez (ribs) to be activated Tuesday
    Carlos Gomez (ribs) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, the first day he's eligible.

    Advice: Gomez will play his fifth and likely final rehab game on Sunday. He's 5-for-17 with one homer in his first four contests as he works his way back from a bruised left rib cage. "I think he's feeling a lot better, which is the number one priority," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said of Gomez. "Getting production out of him is the second phase of this." Sunday, 12:35 pm
  • Josh Harrison (illness) sitting out on Sunday
    Josh Harrison (illness) remained out the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Harrison was lifted from Friday's game after feeling ill and has now sat out two straight contests. The Pirates have Sean Rodriguez at second base. They're also sitting John Jaso against a lefty, as David Freese is at first base. Sunday, 9:41 am
  • Carlos Beltran (back) not in Sunday's lineup
    Carlos Beltran (back) is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Beltran had to depart Saturday's game with a minor back injury, but he's available off the bench so there would seem to be a good chance he's back in the lineup Monday. Aaron Hicks is in right field for the Yanks. The club also had Ronald Torreyes at third base in place of Chase Headley. Sunday, 7:33 am
  • Brandon Belt returns to lineup on Saturday
    Brandon Belt (ankle) returned to the Giants starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Belt sprained his ankle while sliding on Wednesday and sat out Friday's game as a precautionary measure. He's batting fifth against Chris Rusin and the Rockies on Saturday. Saturday, 10:30 am
  • Beltran slugs solo homer against Rays
    Carlos Beltran connected for a solo homer against the Rays on Friday.

    Advice: After going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts on Thursday against the Blue Jays, Beltran bounced back with his team-leading 11th home run of the season. Seven of them have come this month. The 39-year-old is now one hit shy of 2,500 for his career. Friday, 7:25 pm
  • Pearce homers in loss to Yankees
    Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: His ninth-inning blast against Kirby Yates was the only offense of the night for the Rays. Pearce has taken advantage of regular playing time this month by slugging seven home runs. He’s now batting .297/.388/.550 overall. His one-year, $4.75 million deal looks like one of the winter’s best bargains. Friday, 7:24 pm
    5:15 pm @KC
  • Piscotty slugs grand slam in win over Nats
    Stephen Piscotty launched a grand slam in a 6-2 win over the Nationals on Friday.

    Advice: Max Scherzer walked Matt Holliday with the bases loaded to force in a run before Piscotty delivered the big blow of the game. It was the first grand slam of his career. The 25-year-old has built off an impressive rookie season by batting .324/.395/.505 with six homers and 30 RBI over 48 games. Friday, 6:57 pm
    5:10 pm @Mil
  • Brandon Belt (ankle) remains out of lineup
    Brandon Belt (ankle) remained out of the Giants' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Belt hasn't played since spraining his left ankle on a slide Wednesday. He's considered day-to-day. The Giants have Buster Posey at first base and Trevor Brown at catcher Friday. Friday, 2:10 pm
  • Buxton homers in three-hit night at AAA
    Byron Buxton homered as part of a three-hit night on Wednesday at Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Buxton has 17 hits over his last 10 games at the Triple-A level and is now batting .333/.394/.576 with five home runs and four stolen bases in 24 games since his late-April demotion. The dynamic center field prospect should be back in the majors within the next couple of weeks and seems poised for much better results in what will be his third cup of coffee. Buxton opened the 2016 season with a brutal .156/.208/.289 batting line in 49 plate appearances for Minnesota. Thursday, 5:56 am
  • Evan Gattis homers, doubles in victory
    Evan Gattis had a two-run homer and a double to help the Astros edge the Orioles 4-3 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gattis made his second start of the year at catcher in this one. He's 11-for-31 with four homers since returning from the minors on May 16, so whether he's catching or DHing, he's going to be in the starting lineup most of the time for the foreseeable future. Wednesday, 8:21 pm
  • Polanco gets on base three times in win
    Gregory Polanco went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Polanco has been brilliant this year, and he was one of the main catalysts against Rubby De La Rosa on Wednesday. His RBI double in the fifth inning helped spearhead the Pirates' comeback effort. He's now hitting .317/.402/.557 with 18 doubles, two triples, six homers and seven stolen bases. The 24-year-old is becoming the all-around fantasy stud that many people hoped he'd be a year ago. Wednesday, 7:56 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (ribs) hits homer at Double-A
    Carlos Gomez (ribs) hit a solo home run in a rehab game Wednesday night with Double-A Corpus Christi.

    Advice: It was his first home run at any level of baseball since the calendar turned to 2016. Gomez ultimately finished the night 1-for-4 and is now 1-for-8 through two rehab games. The center fielder was batting just .182 with a .486 OPS in 34 games for Houston when he landed on the disabled list May 16 with a bruised left rib cage. He'll be back in the majors next week. Wednesday, 7:51 pm
  • X-rays come up clean on Brandon Belt's ankle
    X-rays taken on Brandon Belt's sprained left ankle came back negative.

    Advice: Belt suffered the ankle injury on a slide into second base during Wednesday afternoon's win over the Padres. Giants manager Bruce Bochy described the injury as mild and the negative X-rays back that assertion. Belt said that he thinks he might be able to play against the Rockies (at Coors Field) on Friday. Wednesday, 5:00 pm
  • Bruce Bochy calls Belt's ankle injury minor
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Brandon Belt suffered only a "mild" ankle sprain in Wednesday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Belt injured the ankle while sliding into second base in the eighth inning. He was able to walk off the field under his own power. After the game, Bochy said that it might take a few games for Belt to return to action, but there are no indications that this is any type of serious injury. He could maybe play Friday in Colorado. Wednesday, 4:26 pm
  • Brandon Belt suffers ankle injury vs. Padres
    Brandon Belt left in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Padres with an ankle injury.

    Advice: Belt appeared to roll his left ankle while sliding into second base in the bottom of the eighth. He was attended to by trainers before walking off the field without a visible limp. The team should provide an official update on his status after the conclusion of the game. It didn't appear too serious, but even a slight sprain could cost Belt a few days. Wednesday, 3:26 pm
  • Polanco homers, drives in five versus D'Backs
    Gregory Polanco had a big night Tuesday, homering and driving in five runs in a blowout win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Polanco was all too happy to keep adding to Shelby Miller's misery, smacking a three-run shot off the right-hander in the first inning. The dynamic outfielder then added a two-RBI double in the sixth and a single in the seventh to cap off his night. Polanco has been arguably the Pirates' best player so far this season and one of the better players in the National League, sporting a .307/.395/.546 batting line with six homers and 28 RBI. Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (ribs) goes 0-for-3 in rehab
    Carlos Gomez (ribs) went 0-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch in his minor league rehab debut with Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Gomez, on the 15-day disabled list since May 16 with a bruised left rib cage, should be ready to for activation when first eligible next week. He was batting just .182 with a .486 OPS over his first 34 games this season for Houston, but the dynamic 30-year-old center fielder seems like a pretty good buy-low target in standard fantasy leagues. Tuesday, 8:08 pm
  • Carlos Beltran socks 10th home run Tuesday
    Carlos Beltran launched a solo homer, drove in two runs and scored a pair of runs in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: R.A. Dickey left a knuckleball up in the fourth inning, and Beltran clubbed it into the right field seats. It was the veteran's 10th dinger of the season and fifth over his last 15 games. Beltran has collected 10 hits and 10 RBI over his last five contests. Tuesday, 7:24 pm
  • Rasmus ejected for arguing called 3rd strike
    Colby Rasmus was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Orioles for arguing a called third strike.

    Advice: Rasmus took issue with Dana DeMuth's strike zone in the bottom of the sixth and apparently uttered one of the magic words. Jake Marisnick took over in center field. Rasmus finished the evening 0-for-3. Tuesday, 7:11 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (rib cage) ready for rehab stint
    Carlos Gomez (rib cage) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

    Advice: Gomez landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a bruised left rib cage. He's not eligible to return until the beginning of June, but getting a bunch of at-bats in the minors isn't the worst idea for him. He's batting just .182 with a .486 OPS in 34 games this season. Tuesday, 12:25 pm
  • 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. Tuesday, 11:25 am
  • Harrison drives in two, swipes seventh base
    Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in the Pirates' 6-3 victory over the Rockies on Monday afternoon.

    Advice: Harrison hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second and then stole second base. He hit another RBI single in the third and scored on a line-drive single by pitcher Wilfredo Boscan. Harrison has registered a respectable .308/.337/.410 batting line with 23 RBI, seven steals, and 17 runs scored in 42 games this season. Monday, 1:10 pm
  • 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. May 23, 6:32 am
  • Piscotty reaches four more times Saturday
    Stephen Piscotty went 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Piscotty continues to get on base at a remarkable rate, as he's now reached at least three times in each of his past four games. Saturday's two-hit, two-walk games leaves his overall line at .335/.406/.521 with five homers, 25 RBI and 31 runs scored. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has found a formula he likes with Piscotty batting cleanup in recent days, another plus for the 25-year-old outfielder. May 21, 4:03 pm
    5:10 pm @Mil
  • Carlos Gomez (ribs) could begin rehab soon
    Carlos Gomez (rib cage) worked out at Minute Maid Park on Saturday.

    Advice: He expects to do the same on Sunday. If that goes well, Gomez would likely begin a week-long rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi. The two-time All-Star has struggled mightily this year, hitting just .182 with 46 strikeouts in 121 at-bats. May 21, 2:34 pm
  • 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. May 20, 11:00 pm
  • Orlando paces Royals attack with three hits
    Paulo Orlando had another terrific day at the plate in Friday's 4-1 victory over the White Sox, going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

    Advice: Orlando got the Royals on the board with an RBI double in the sixth inning, then came around to score the go-ahead run. He capped off the scoring by plating a valuable insurance run with an RBI single in the seventh. With the three-hit attack he's now hitting a robust .368/.390/.509 with a homer and seven RBI on the year and seems to be playing his way into additional at-bats. May 20, 9:02 pm
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