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  • Stephen Drew lands on DL with vertigo
    Nationals placed INF Stephen Drew on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 24, with vertigo-like symptoms.

    Advice: Drew has been sick for over a week. It was initially diagnosed as a flu, but there is obviously something more going on. He'll try to get healthy and rejoin the Nationals when first eligible in early August. Rotoworld.com 54 minutes ago
    New Player Note
    Stephen Drew Was - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    9:10 am x @Cle
     
  • Trea Turner starting in CF on Wednesday
    Trea Turner is making his second straight start in center field Wednesday versus the Indians.

    Advice: He will also bat leadoff for the Nationals against Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco. Turner made his first career start in center field on Tuesday night and had some issues, but it's the best spot for him at the moment under the Nats' current roster construction. He should be athletic enough to make it work. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:27 am
  • Liberatore (sore knee) unavailable Tuesday
    Adam Liberatore was unavailable Tuesday because of a sore right knee.

    Advice: Liberatore tweaked his knee while covering first base Sunday in St. Louis. "It's not serious," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after Tuesday's win over the Rays. "There was a little bit of swelling. It wasn't great. It was one of those you don't want to keep pushing it." Liberatore, 29, has an impressive 1.35 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 39/12 K/BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings this season out of the Los Angeles bullpen. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:46 am
    Day-to-Day
    12:10 pm vs TB
     
  • Giants rock Reed for six runs as Reds fall
    Cody Reed was deconstructed in Tuesday's loss to the Giants, yielding six runs (five earned) on nine hits over five innings.

    Advice: Reed's moment of infamy in this one came when he surrendered a three-run homer to opposing number Matt Cain in the second inning. The 23-year-old southpaw has surrendered at least four runs in every one of his seven starts bar one and holds little fantasy value. He will try to lower his 7.07 ERA and 1.79 WHIP in a home date with the Cardinals next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Brad Miller notches RBI double in loss to LAD
    Brad Miller went 1-for-5 with an RBI double in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Miller hit a run-scoring double off Joe Blanton in the eighth inning. The Rays would ultimately bring home two runs in the frame, but wouldn't score again as they fell by a score of 3-2. For the season as a whole, Miller has quietly put together a nice campaign, slashing .244/.292/.457 with 15 homers, 37 RBI and four steals over 324 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Bud Norris brilliant into seventh vs Rays
    Bud Norris turned in a gem in Tuesday's win over the Rays, hurling 6 1/3 innings of scoreless ball.

    Advice: Norris struck out six and walked two on the evening. He allowed a double to Evan Longoria and a single to Steve Pearce. And that was it. Pearce's single with one out in the seventh inning would cause manager Dave Roberts to make the call to the bullpen. The crisp outing is made all the more remarkable for the fact that Norris threw 23 pitches out of the pen in the 15th and 16th innings against the Cardinals on Friday. His last three starts prior to Tuesday saw him allow 14 runs on 21 hits in 15 innings. The outing before that stretch? Six innings of two-hit, shutout ball. Norris' inconsistency equals out to a 4.27 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 92/35 K/BB ratio over 99 innings between the Braves and Dodgers. He will try to keep things together in a home start against the Red Sox next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Reddick homers, drives in three to lead A's
    Josh Reddick went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead the Athletics past the Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Reddick hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning and added an RBI single an inning later. It was a nice little showcase for the 29-year-old, who has been the subject of trade rumors in recent days. His .296/.373/.442 line has certainly increased his value, as have his seven homers, 27 RBI, 30 runs scored and four steals this year. We'll know soon enough whether the big night was his last as a member of the A's. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Crisp has RBI double, homer against Rangers
    Coco Crisp went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a solo home run in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Crisp got the scoring started with a solo blast in the fourth inning, and he capped it with his RBI double in the ninth. The homer was his eighth of the year and his first since June 26. The 36-year-old outfielder is batting .237/.304/.405 with 41 RBI, 40 runs scored and five steals through 80 games to date. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Semien hits 21st homer in win over Rangers
    Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Semien connected for a solo dinger off Rangers starter Nick Martinez in the fifth inning, his 21st big fly of the year. That's easily a personal best for the 25-year-old, who will also set a new high for RBI in a season this year. Overall, Semien is hitting .236/.303/.460 with 49 RBI, 49 runs scored and nine steals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Gray posts quality start in win over Rangers
    Sonny Gray struck out eight while allowing three runs over six innings in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: It wasn't all good -- Gray still gave up two homers among his five hits allowed -- but the eight strikeouts were the most he's had in a single start this year. He's won two of his last three starts, but the right-hander still isn't himself, owning a 5.43 ERA and 1.48 WHIP through 19 starts overall. Gray will look to carry over some positive momentum when he takes on the Angels on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:42 pm
  • Gennett stuffs stat sheet, Brewers roll late
    Scooter Gennett went 2-for-3 with three RBI, a stolen base and a run scored as the Brewers used a late surge to down the Diamondbacks 9-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: As he did seemingly all night, Gennett had a large part in the Brewers' five-run eighth inning that sealed the win. The second baseman got the scoring started in the inning with a two-run single, and he later came around to score. Gennett has been finding ways to contribute in recent days, and the 26-year-old is hitting .264/.319/.414 with nine homers, 33 RBI, 36 runs scored and six steals in 78 games overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Goldy has stolen base, two RBI versus Brewers
    Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored Tuesday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Goldschmidt had RBI singles in the first and seventh innings, giving him 65 RBI on the year. That's good for eighth-most in the National League, and his 14 steals are ninth-best in the league. The most complete fantasy first baseman to come along in years, the 28-year-old Goldschmidt is batting .295/.412/.504 through 98 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Perez has four hits, homer in win over Royals
    Carlos Perez finished 4-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored in Tuesday's lopsided win over the Royals.

    Advice: Every so often it seems that Perez will pull a huge game out of his hat, and Tuesday was another example. The backstop hit a solo homer off Royals starter Dillon Gee in the sixth inning, his fifth homer of the season, and he scored three of the Angels' 13 runs on the evening. The 25-year-old Perez is hitting just .221/.252/.357 despite these occasional flashes of brilliance. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Giavotella has three hits, three runs Tuesday
    Johnny Giavotella went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored Tuesday against the Royals.

    Advice: Giavotella also threw in a stolen base for good measure. The big night raised Giavotella's line to .267/.293/.390 with 28 RBI, 43 runs scored and four steals. It certainly had to feel good coming against his former team to boot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Calhoun has two hits, four RBI in win over KC
    Kole Calhoun went 2-for-5 with a double and four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: Amazingly, Calhoun did his damage over four different at-bats. The outfielder hit an RBI double in the first inning before collecting an RBI groundout in the fourth, a sacrifice fly RBI in the sixth and another run-scoring groundout in the ninth. They all look the same in the scorebook, as they say, and his four RBI gives him 54 RBI on the year. The 28-year-old is hitting .283/.364/.431 overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Trea Turner starting in CF on Tuesday night
    Trea Turner will start in center field Tuesday against the Indians.

    Advice: Turner saw some time in center field in the minors, but this will be his first start at the position in the majors. He should see more time there with Ryan Zimmerman (rib cage) back from the disabled list. Turner is batting leadoff Tuesday while Ben Revere will play left and bat eighth. Jayson Werth is in the DH spot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:33 pm
  • Gennett hits one of four Brewers homers
    Scooter Gennett singled and ripped a solo home run in Monday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Gennett got the scoring going with a deep blast to center field in the first inning. It was one of four dingers the Brewers had on the night, as Jonathan Villar, Martin Maldonado and Andy Wilkins also went deep. Gennett has already tied his career high with nine home runs. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:08 pm
  • Paul Goldschmidt picks up three hits Monday
    Paul Goldschmidt picked up three hits in five trips to the plate in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: All three of his base knocks were singles. Goldschmidt was scuffling coming into this one with just two hits in his last 16 at-bats, but the three-hit night pushes his season line back to .294/.412/.506. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:04 pm
  • Crisp (neck) could play Tuesday
    Athletics manager Bob Melvin said after Monday's game that Coco Crisp (neck) might be ready to play Tuesday.

    Advice: Crisp has missed back-to-back games due to neck soreness, but he was able to take batting practice Monday. Consider him day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:46 pm
  • Crisp (neck) out again Monday
    Coco Crisp (neck) is out of the Athletics' lineup for the second straight day Monday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Crisp was scratched Sunday due to neck soreness and the A's don't want to take any chances given his history. Consider him day-to-day. Jake Smolinski will start in center field and bat second. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:01 pm
  • Reddick (back) returns to A's lineup Monday
    Josh Reddick (back) has returned to the Athletics' starting lineup Monday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Reddick missed consecutive starts over the weekend due to back soreness, but he was able to play some defense on Sunday. It's not a major concern. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:44 pm
  • Reddick (back) plays inning of right field
    Josh Reddick (back) played an inning of right field Sunday in the A's defeat of the Rays.

    Advice: That's a pretty good indication that his return to the starting lineup is imminent. Reddick has been bothered by a sore back since Saturday. It's nothing serious. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:13 am
  • Coco Crisp scratched with neck injury
    Coco Crisp was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to neck soreness.

    Advice: Crisp has a history of neck issues, although there's been no indication that this is more than a day-to-day thing. The A's put Yonder Alonso in the lineup in Crisp's place, moving Danny Valencia to right field and Jake Smolinski to center. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:06 am
  • Josh Reddick (back) out again on Sunday
    Josh Reddick (back) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a second straight game that he's missed due to a sore back. Reddick is considered day-to-day. Jake Smolinski is in right field Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:50 am
  • Drew strokes walk-off RBI double on Saturday
    Stephen Drew was called upon to pinch hit in the bottom of the ninth inning and stroked a game-winning RBI double as the Nationals won in walk-off fashion on Saturday.

    Advice: Drew has been relegated to part-time duty this season but has hit well when given the chance. After being one of the game's worst batters the last two years, Drew is hitting .255/.313/.539 this year. He has seven home runs in only 103 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:48 pm
    New Player Note
    Stephen Drew Was - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    9:10 am x @Cle
     
  • Josh Reddick scratched with back soreness
    Josh Reddick was scratched from the A's lineup on Saturday due to back soreness.

    Advice: It sounds like a day-to-day type of thing. Reddick has posted a cool .295/.374/.433 batting line in 61 games this season and will be a big trade chip for the Athletics ahead of the August 1 non-waiver deadline. There is known to be interest from the Cubs. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:19 pm
  • Angels recall Carlos Perez from Triple-A
    Angels recalled C Carlos Perez from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Perez was optioned to Triple-A earlier in the month when Geovany Soto returned from the disabled list, but is needed back due to the lack of catching depth. He was also stinging the ball at Triple-A, going 11-for-31 with five extra base hits since his demotion. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:23 pm
  • Coco Crisp breaks tie in 13th
    Coco Crisp singled in Ryon Healy in the bottom of the 13th for the only run as the A's beat the Rays 1-0 on Friday.

    Advice: It was Crisp's only hit of the night, but it came at a good time. He should be starting to lose playing time with the A's needing to go younger down the stretch, but Bob Melvin just can't give him up. He's batting .196/.268/.235 in 51 at-bats this month. He's led off 12 times for the A's in July and scored just twice. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:49 pm
  • Bud Norris takes loss in 16th
    Two days after starting, Bud Norris took a loss in relief after giving up a homer in the 16th inning Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Norris pitched a scoreless 15th, but he gave up the homer with one out in the 16th. It's unclear if he'll make his next start as scheduled on Tuesday, though he should have sufficient time to recover. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:36 pm
  • Brad Miller not in Rays lineup on Friday
    Brad Miller is not in the Rays starting lineup for Friday's showdown against the Mariners.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against his former club with southpaw James Paxton on the hill for the Mariners. The hot-hitting Tim Beckham will start in his place at shortstop and bat seventh for the Rays on Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:44 pm
  • Marcus Semien sitting out on Friday
    Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Danny Valencia is also sitting out, as the A's are going with Arismendy Alcantara at shortstop, Yonder Alonso at first base, Khris Davis in the designated hitter spot, Jake Smolinski in center field and Coco Crisp in left. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:46 pm
  • Sonny Gray pounded for seven runs in defeat
    Sonny Gray was destroyed in Thursday's 7-3 loss to the Rays, yielding seven runs on nine hits over five innings.

    Advice: With the loss, Gray fell to 4-9. The Rays would pounce on him for solitary runs in three of the first four innings before breaking through for four runs in the fifth inning. Gray struck out six without walking a batter. As far as disappointing seasons go, the ace right-hander's has to rank up there as one of the most unexpected. He will bring a 5.49 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 86/38 K/BB ratio (101 2/3 innings) into a road date with the Rangers in his next scheduled start. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:22 am
  • Cubs looking at A's outfielder Josh Reddick
    According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Cubs are "looking at" A's outfielder Josh Reddick.

    Advice: Morosi notes that Cubs president Theo Epstein drafted Reddick in Boston back in 2006. It's been a frustrating 2016 for the 29-year-old outfielder, who missed part of May and most of June with a fractured thumb, but he has been a productive hitter when healthy for going on five years and he's only owed about $3 million on his current contract. Reddick can become a free agent this winter. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:43 am
  • Norris pounded for six runs on three homers
    Bud Norris struck out eight batters in five innings but gave up six runs in the process, taking a loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Three of the seven hits he gave up sailed over the wall. He falls to 5-8 with a 4.53 ERA in 91 1/3 innings. Norris had a good stretch of starts in May and June but has since reverted to his usual mediocre self. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:14 pm
  • Reddick hits cue shot walkoff single vs HOU
    Josh Reddick hit a walk-off, opposite-field RBI single to beat the Astros in the 10th inning of Tuesday night's 4-3 victory.

    Advice: Reddick didn't exactly scald the walk-off winner against Tony Sipp, but as the old adage goes, he just needed to hit it where they ain't. In this case, the Astros employed the shift when Reddick stepped to the plate. He proceeded to hit an opposite-field grounder that would have likely been gobbled up by Carlos Correa had the shift not been on. As is, the ball just squeaked through to score Marcus Semien. For the season as a whole, Reddick is slashing .298/.378/.439 with six homers and 23 RBI over 205 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:18 pm
  • Turner swats two-run triple against Dodgers
    Trea Turner hit a two-run triple in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Playing second base and batting leadoff, Turner hit the triple and later scored as part of the Nationals' three-run eighth inning. The triple was the first of his major league career after he hit 17 in 268 minor league games. The runs batted in were also his first of the season in six games played. The speedy 23-year-old is hitting .318/.348/.455 in those six games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:39 pm
  • Cody Reed solid in no-decision
    Cody Reed held the Braves to a pair of unearned runs over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday.

    Advice: With the huge caveat that it came against the Braves, it's still Reed's best outing in six tries as a major leaguer. He'll have to do something similar against a legitimate offense before he'll be worth activating in NL-only leagues. The Giants qualify, and he'll get them next time out. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:04 pm
  • Stephen Drew out Tuesday with the flu
    Stephen Drew was unavailable Tuesday due to the flu.

    Advice: Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Drew is even sicker than Anthony Rendon, who hasn't played since Saturday. Drew will likely be held out Wednesday as well. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:45 pm
    New Player Note
    Stephen Drew Was - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    9:10 am x @Cle
     
  • Crisp in Monday's lineup
    Coco Crisp is in Monday's lineup against the Astros.

    Advice: The Athletics plan to give Jake Smolinski more time in center field, so Crisp hasn't played since Friday. He's hitting leadoff against right-hander Mike Fiers. Danny Valencia, who is also expected to take on a reduced role, is serving as the DH on Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:24 pm
  • Drew has three doubles, two runs scored Sat.
    Stephen Drew went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two runs scored Saturday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Drew had just five doubles in 48 games prior to Saturday's game, but he was an extra-base machine in the victory. The good game raised his batting average 21 points, an indication of how sparsely he's been used and how pedestrian he's been when he does find his way into the lineup. Drew is hitting .263/.324/.568 overall. Rotoworld.com Jul 16, 9:13 pm
    New Player Note
    Stephen Drew Was - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    9:10 am x @Cle
     
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