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  • Cano walks twice, homers, but Mariners lose
    Robinson Cano had a pair of walks and a solo home run in five plate appearances, but the Mariners fell to the Diamondbacks in 10 innings on Monday.

    Advice: Cano delivered a solo home run off of Robbie Ray in the sixth inning to reduce the Mariners' deficit to one run. He's had a torrid July, homering seven times while hitting .347 (33-for-95). As a result, his triple-slash line is up to .265/.309/.416 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI on the season. Yesterday, 10:46 pm
  • Gregorius homers, knocks in 4 runs in a win
    Didi Gregorius went 3-for-4 with a two-run single and a two-run home run as the Yankees downed the Rangers on Monday.

    Advice: Gregorius tied the game at 2-2 in the third inning when he drilled a two-run home run off of Matt Harrison. He added insurance in the seventh inning with a two-run single. It's only the fifth multi-RBI game of the season for the shortstop, who has left Yankees fans pining for Derek Jeter as he's hitting .248/.297/.340 with five home runs and 25 RBI. Yesterday, 8:31 pm
  • Wong powers Cards past Reds with grand slam
    Kolten Wong hit a grand slam, the only offense the Cardinals needed to beat the Reds on Monday.

    Advice: Wong, who finished 1-for-3, cleared the bases and the fence in right-center in the fourth inning when he took Raisel Iglesias yard. The second baseman now has 11 home runs, leaving him one shy of tying last year's total. Wong has also knocked in 42 runs, stolen 11 bases, and compiled a .275/.337/.433 triple-slash line for the Red Birds. Yesterday, 8:00 pm
  • Cabrera (hamstring) to be activated Tuesday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list prior to Tuesday's game.

    Advice: Cabrera played in his first rehab game with High-A Charlotte on Monday and evidently that's all he needed. The veteran shortstop will have missed just one day more than the minimum with a strained right hamstring. Yesterday, 7:43 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Det
  • Jake Elmore optioned to Triple-A
    Rays optioned INF Jake Elmore to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Elmore has hit just .206/.263/.284 with the Rays this season. Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) will be activated Tuesday. Yesterday, 7:39 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs Det
  • Steve Pearce (oblique) yet to resume activity
    Steve Pearce (oblique) remains limited to rest and treatment.

    Advice: Pearce is eligible to return from his left oblique strain in a week, but he's not going to be ready at that point. "If you test it and you're wrong, you set yourself back another two weeks," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Yesterday, 5:07 pm
    New Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Atl
  • Steve Lombardozzi outrighted to Triple-A
    Pirates sent INF/OF Steve Lombardozzi outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. Lombardozzi is a career .263/.294/.336 hitter over parts of five seasons in the majors. Yesterday, 4:36 pm
    Not Active
    5:10 pm @Min
  • Joaquin Arias designated for assignment
    Giants designated INF Joaquin Arias for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears space on the roster for the return of Nori Aoki. Arias has been with the Giants since 2012 but was hitting just .207/.207/.276 this season. He'll clear waivers given his $1.45 million salary and should remain in the organization. Yesterday, 4:29 pm
    New Player Note
    Joaquín Árias SF - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    7:15 pm vs Mil
  • Red Sox acquire Josh Rutledge from Angels
    Red Sox acquired INF Josh Rutledge from the Angels in exchange for OF Shane Victorino and cash.

    Advice: Rutledge entered spring training as the favorite to start at second base, but he lost out on that spot and has been at Triple-A Salt Lake all season, hitting .274/.323/.403. He's merely a depth guy at this point. Yesterday, 3:10 pm
    Not Active
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Tommy La Stella (oblique) set for rehab
    Tommy La Stella (oblique) is ready to resume a rehab assignment.

    Advice: La Stella has been out nearly all season with an oblique strain that he's aggravated on at least one occasion. It's unclear how many rehab games he'll need. Yesterday, 2:15 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs Col
  • Brock Holt (knee) expected back on Tuesday
    Brock Holt (knee) is expected to return to the Red Sox' lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Holt is sitting out Monday after having to leave Sunday's contest when he hyperextended his left knee. He's ultimately expected to be fine, though. Jemile Weeks is handling second base Monday. Yesterday, 1:40 pm
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs CWS
  • Gregorio Petit outrighted to Triple-A
    Yankees sent INF Gregorio Petit outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. Petit has been up-and-down from the majors and minors multiple times this season. Yesterday, 1:16 pm
    Not Active
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Brock Holt (knee) not in Red Sox lineup Mon.
    Brock Holt (knee) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Monday night versus the White Sox.

    Advice: Holt suffered a hyperextended left knee on Sunday night against the Tigers. It's thought to be a minor injury, but Jemile Weeks will fill in at second base for Boston in Monday's series opener against the Pale Hose. Yesterday, 12:16 pm
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs CWS
  • Royals' interest in Martin Prado is 'minimal''s Joe Frisaro is hearing that the Royals' interest in Martin Prado is "minimal."

    Advice: FOX Sports' Jon Morosi connected the Royals and Prado on Sunday night, but the veteran infielder is apparently not high on Kansas City's priority list heading into the July 31 trade deadline. Or maybe this is all posturing. Prado, 31, is batting .273/.312/.369 with four home runs and 26 RBI in 73 games this season for Miami. Ben Zobrist has also been connected recently to the AL Central-leading Royals. Yesterday, 8:22 am
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Pads shopping second baseman Jedd Gyorko
    According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Padres are shopping Jedd Gyorko "hard."

    Advice: Gyorko is batting just .212/.279/.333 in 652 plate appearances since the beginning of the 2014 season. That's right around the time he signed a five-year, $35 million contract extension with the Padres coming off a 2013 campaign in which he tallied 23 home runs and 63 RBI. The 26-year-old second baseman probably isn't going to draw much interest on his own, but maybe the Friars can throw him into a package with one of their more attractive trade chips. Yesterday, 7:05 am
  • Asdrubal (hamstring) ready for rehab games
    Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) is set to begin a rehab assignment Monday night with High-A Port Charlotte.

    Advice: Cabrera, who's been out since July 12 with a strained right hamstring, will play between five and seven innings in his first rehab game. The expectation is that his rehab assignment will be a short one. "He's a veteran guy, so he gives us as good a sense as anybody as to when he thinks he's ready," manager Kevin Cash said Sunday. "But I know he's itching to get back." Yesterday, 7:00 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Det
  • KC staying locked in on Ben Zobrist market
    Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals are planning to stay locked in on the Ben Zobrist trade talks "until the end."

    Advice: Zobrist is a fit for just about every contending team because of his defensive versatility, so it's anyone's guess at this point where he's going to wind up after the July 31 trade deadline. Kansas City made the biggest splash yet with its weekend acquisition of Reds ace Johnny Cueto, but McCullough notes that the club still has shoppable prospects. If it wasn't already apparent, the Royals are going all-in. Yesterday, 6:27 am
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm @LAD
  • Kipnis (neck) goes 0-for-4 in return Sat.
    Jason Kipnis (neck) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Sunday in his return to the Indians' lineup.

    Advice: Kipnis was held out of action on Saturday due to some mild stiffness in his neck. It obviously isn't a big deal. The second baseman is slashing .321/.397/.476 in what has otherwise been a frustrating year for Cleveland. Yesterday, 5:54 am
  • Holt (knee) not expected to miss any time
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said after Sunday's game that he doesn't expect Brock Holt (knee) to miss any time.

    Advice: Holt was forced to leave Sunday's contest against the Tigers after hyperextending his left knee. It appears to be a minor issue though, so expect the All-Star to be in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the White Sox. Sunday, 9:21 pm
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs CWS
  • Brock Holt leaves with tightness in left knee
    Brock Holt was removed from Sunday's game against the Tigers due to tightness in his left knee.

    Advice: Holt landed awkwardly while rounding first base earlier in the ballgame and was likely lifted for precautionary reasons. Jemile Weeks replaced him at second base and could see increased action if Holt if forced to miss a day or two. Sunday, 7:01 pm
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs CWS
  • Royals interested in acquiring Martin Prado
    According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Royals have interest in acquiring Martin Prado from the Marlins.

    Advice: Sources tell Morosi that the Marlins would have to include cash to help facilitate the deal. With the veteran's versatility, he would be a nice upgrade to the Royals offense. He's hitting .277/.316/.374 with four homers and 26 RBI in 72 games on the season. Sunday, 6:48 pm
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Red Sox purchase contract of Jemile Weeks
    Red Sox purchased the contract of INF Jemile Weeks from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: He'll provide additional infield depth for the Red Sox while Dustin Pedroia is on the disabled list. The 28-year-old former top prospect is hitting just .207/.307/.310 with one homer and five RBI in 174 at-bats at Triple-A Pawtucket this season. Sunday, 4:32 pm
  • Odor homers off Street in loss to Angels
    Rougned Odor went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Odor notched an RBI single in the third inning off Angels starter Andrew Heaney, then waited until the ninth to do further damage. At which point, he launched a two-run homer off Huston Street. The bomb was his eighth of the season and pushed his RBI total to 34. He's now homered in three of his last four games and is hitting .271/.339/.486. Since returning from a month-long stint in Triple-A after some early season troubles, he's been absolutely murdering the ball. Sunday, 4:25 pm
  • Walker homers as the Pirates beat Nationals
    Neil Walker went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's win against the Nationals.

    Advice: Walker added a bit of insurance when he took Joe Ross out to center field in the fourth inning, making it a 3-1 game. The second baseman has been on fire since the end of June, entering Sunday's action batting .317 (33-for-104) with four home runs since June 27. Overall, Walker is hitting .271/.327/.420 with nine home runs and 39 RBI. Sunday, 1:33 pm
  • Sanchez homers again, extends hitting streak
    Carlos Sanchez went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, helping the White Sox eke out a win against the Indians on Sunday.

    Advice: Sanchez hit his first home run of the season on Saturday and kept it going on Sunday, taking Danny Salazar yard in the third inning to put the White Sox up 1-0. He's now on a nine-game hitting streak, a welcome sight for the Pale Hose, who have watched the 23-year-old struggle for most of the season. Sanchez is batting .221/.257/.307 with two home runs and 13 RBI. Sunday, 1:20 pm
  • Forsythe hits back-to-back jacks in a loss
    Logan Forsythe hit back-to-back solo homers with Evan Longoria, but the Rays were unable to overcome the Orioles on Sunday.

    Advice: Forsythe, who finished 2-for-3 with a walk, hit the latter of back-to-back jacks in the fourth inning off of Wei-Yin Chen. He's gone yard 11 times this season with 41 RBI while cobbling a productive .283/.369/.443 batting line. Forsythe entered play Sunday mashing lefties to the tune of a .949 OPS, so it was no surprise to see him victimize Chen. Sunday, 1:01 pm
  • Devon Travis getting a day off Sunday
    Devon Travis is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's simply a day of rest. Ryan Goins is handling second base in Travis' place. Sunday, 10:31 am
  • Josh Harrison (thumb) fields grounders
    Josh Harrison (thumb) fielded grounders on Sunday.

    Advice: Harrison recently had the hard cast removed from his surgically-repaired left thumb and is now reincorporating baseball activities. The third baseman isn't expected back until the end of August. Sunday, 8:27 am
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,OF
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Min
  • Emilio Bonifacio back from bereavement list
    White Sox activated INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from the bereavement list.

    Advice: He had been away since Thursday. Leury Garcia has been optioned to clear room on the roster for Bonifacio. Sunday, 8:06 am
  • Anthony Rendon not in Sunday's lineup
    Anthony Rendon is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Rendon just returned from the disabled list on Saturday and it appears he'll be eased back into things. The Nats have Yunel Escobar at third base and Danny Espinosa at second Sunday. Sunday, 7:56 am
  • Rougned Odor homers as Rangers top Angels
    Rougned Odor went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the Rangers' 7-6 win over the Angels on Saturday.

    Advice: Odor opened the game's scoring with a solo shot off Angels starter Hector Santiago in the top of the first inning. He later doubled, drew a hit-by-pitch, and scored a run. The young second baseman has been on fire since returning in mid-June from a month-long stay at Triple-A. Saturday, 9:59 pm
  • Cano slugs three-run homer in M's loss
    Robinson Cano slugged a three-run homer Saturday in the Mariners' loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: It was a fourth-inning shot to left field off Jays starter Drew Hutchison. Cano has been producing this entire month and is obviously capable of finishing strong. Saturday, 4:44 pm
  • Kipnis out Saturday because of neck stiffness
    Jason Kipnis is out of the Indians' starting lineup on Saturday night because of a stiff neck.

    Advice: One day off should do the trick for Kipnis. Mike Aviles will start at second base and bat leadoff as the Indians do battle with White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. Saturday, 3:20 pm
  • Yankees DFA infielder Gregorio Petit
    Yankees designated INF Gregorio Petit for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a 40-man roster spot for reliever Nick Goody, who joined the Yankees on Saturday. Petit, 30, is a .254/.282/.358 career hitter in 82 major league games. There's a pretty good chance he clears waivers. Saturday, 1:21 pm
    Not Active
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Nationals activate Anthony Rendon from DL
    Nationals activated INF Anthony Rendon from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Rendon had been on the shelf since June 24 with a strained left quad. He has appeared in just 18 games this season in between stints on the disabled list, slashing .290/.375/.362 with no homers and five RBI. Saturday, 12:11 pm
  • Pirates designate Lombardozzi for assignment
    Pirates designated INF/OF Steve Lombardozzi for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Aramis Ramirez on the 40-man roster. Lombardozzi has appeared in 12 games with the Pirates this season, but has mostly functioned as infield depth in Triple-A. Thursday, 2:52 pm
    Not Active
    5:10 pm @Min
  • White Sox place Bonifacio on bereavement
    White Sox placed UTIL Emilio Bonifacio on the bereavement list.

    Advice: Bonifacio will get a couple days off following a death in the family. Leury Garcia was called up from Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding 25-man roster move. Thursday, 10:35 am
  • Odor homers and scores four runs in slugfest
    Rougned Odor went 3-for-4 with four runs scored, finishing a double shy of the cycle in Wednesday afternoon's 10-8 win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Odor homered off of Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa in the second inning, then notched an RBI triple in the seventh. Sandwiched in-between those two hits, he also hit a single. No double would materialize out of the ether, but one of Odor's biggest contributions to the Rangers' win came when he drew a walk from John Axford to lead-off in the ninth inning with the game tied at 8-8 (classic Coors slugfest!). The Rangers would go on to score two runs in the frame and win by a score of 10-8. At just 21 years old, Odor's held his own against major league competition and is currently hitting .268/.336/.460 with six homers and 30 RBI over 198 at-bats. That line would look even better if he hadn't struggled out of the gate in April and May. He's been crushing the ball since being recalled from Triple-A in the middle of June and entered the game with a fantastic .328/.339/.609 triple-slash over 58 at-bats in July. Wednesday, 4:15 pm
  • Gyorko hits fifth home run in loss to Giants
    Jedd Gyorko hit his fifth home run of the season Wednesday against the Giants.

    Advice: Gyorko finished the game 1-for-4 with the solo homer. Power was supposed to be the second baseman's calling card, but it has dwindled quickly after he mashed 23 homers in his rookie season in 2013. Gyorko is batting just .222/.284/.350 through 63 games this year. Wednesday, 4:06 pm
  • Forsythe drills solo homer to tie game in 7th
    Logan Forsythe went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday afternoon's 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Forsythe took Phillies reliever Jake Diekman deep in the seventh inning to temporarily tie the game at 4-4. The solo shot was his 10th long ball of the season and pushed his RBI total to 40. Earlier in the contest, he also hit an RBI double. The infielder is working on a baby hitting streak, which he extended to six games thanks to Wednesday's effort. For the season he's slashing .283/.369/.438. He's already posted career highs for homers and RBI. Wednesday, 2:17 pm
  • Orioles place Steve Pearce (oblique) on DL
    Orioles placed UTIL Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 19, with a left oblique strain.

    Advice: Pearce has regressed in a huge way this season after his "breakout" 2014. He'll likely miss three weeks. This move clears a 25-man roster spot for Kevin Gausman. Wednesday, 1:47 pm
    New Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Atl
  • Rendon, Werth, Zimmerman not ready yet
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said Wednesday that it's "probably not likely" Anthony Rendon (quad), Jayson Werth (wrist) and Ryan Zimmerman (foot) will return this weekend.

    Advice: All three are out on rehab assignments but will need a little more time before being activated. The Nationals haven't set clear timetables for any of the trio, although it would seem likely that they're all back at some point over the next week or so. Wednesday, 7:57 am
  • 'No discussions' between A's/Mets on Zobrist
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that there are "no active discussions" between the Mets and Athletics regarding Ben Zobrist.

    Advice: This directly conflicts with a report from Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News, which said the two sides had already discussed which pieces the Mets would send to the A's. Rosenthal is the best in the business, so you've got to believe his source is legit. Zobrist will be a hot commodity this month. Tuesday, 6:28 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm @LAD
  • Mets' trade talks for Ben Zobrist heating up
    Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that trade talks between the Mets and Athletics regarding Ben Zobrist have progressed.

    Advice: Ackert says that the two sides "have gotten as far as discussing pieces" and that the A's "have identified the prospects" from the Mets that they want in exchange for Zobrist. However, the report adds that "nothing is imminent." An earlier report suggested that the Mets might balk at picking up the roughly $3 million remaining on Zobrist's contract for this season, but this newer reports suggests that's probably not the case. Tuesday, 5:30 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm @LAD
  • Mets don't want to pay Zobrist's contract
    WFAN's Eddie Coleman reports that the Mets are hesitant to trade for Ben Zobrist because they don't want to pick up the roughly $2-3 million remaining on his contract for the rest of the season.

    Advice: That's embarrassing, if true. The Mets' money issues over the last few years have been no secret, but they're in dire need of some lineup help and Zobrist's contract is hardly unreasonable. It's hard to believe they're going to get any kind of real offensive upgrade if they're unwilling to take on any money. Zobrist will have many suitors, so the A's can move on quickly if the Mets are being stingy about money. Tuesday, 3:12 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm @LAD
  • Pirates asked A's about Ben Zobrist
    Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates have asked about Ben Zobrist of the Athletics.

    Advice: The Pirates have also checked in on Diamondbacks infielder Cliff Pennington and Padres shortstop Clint Barmes as they try to get by with Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer sidelined. Zobrist is the best player of the bunch and figures to be a very popular target leading up to the trade deadline, so Pennington or Barmes could be more realistic. Tuesday, 11:17 am
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm @LAD
  • Rendon (quad) continues rehab stint
    Anthony Rendon (quad) went 1-for-2 with a single and played three innings at third base Monday in a minor league rehab game with High-A Potomac.

    Advice: Rendon, out since June 24 with a left quad strain, began his rehab assignment on Saturday and got the day off Sunday. He's expected to play again Tuesday and is likely still a few days away from rejoining the Nationals. Tuesday, 8:23 am
  • Cano homers again, but Mariners fall to DET
    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Tigers on Monday.

    Advice: Cano tied the game at three apiece with his solo home run in the fifth inning against Alfredo Simon. It's his fifth home run of the month and ninth of the season, as the second baseman appears to have finally discovered his power stroke. Cano still owns a disappointing .255/.294/.393 batting line with 35 RBI. Monday, 7:21 pm
  • Cabrera (hamstring) to resume activities
    Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) will resume baseball activities early this week.

    Advice: It shouldn't take him too long to get back up to speed since he's only missed a week of action. A return before the end of the month for Cabrera would seem to be possible. Jul 19, 8:59 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Det
  • Odor shines again as Rangers beat Astros
    Rougned Odor finished 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in Saturday's 7-6 defeat of the Astros.

    Advice: Odor hit an infield single in the first inning, a two-run shot in the third inning, and a triple in the ninth inning. He also had a big night Friday, going 3-for-5. The 21-year-old second baseman has been on a tear since returning from Triple-A in mid-June and looks capable of keeping it going throughout the second half. Jul 18, 8:11 pm
  • Cano blasts pair of home runs to beat Yankees
    Robinson Cano blasted a pair of two-run home runs on Saturday, powering the Mariners to a 4-3 victory over the Yankees at his old stomping grounds in New York.

    Advice: It's the 14th time in Cano's career that he has recorded a multi-home run game, and the first time he has accomplished the feat as a Mariner. He got the Mariners on the board with a two-run shot off Michael Pineda in the first inning, then broke a 2-2 tie when he replicated the feat in the sixth. He finished the afternoon 3-for-4, raising his season slash to .254/.292/.387 to go along with his eight homers and 34 RBI. Jul 18, 1:22 pm
  • Rendon to begin rehab assignment Saturday
    Anthony Rendon (quad) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Potomac on Saturday.

    Advice: Rendon is scheduled to play third base because it's easier on his leg. He isn't expected to need too many games before he's cleared to return to the Nats lineup. Jul 18, 9:14 am
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