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  • David Wright (back) 'picking up activity'
    Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports David Wright (back) is "picking up activity," but there remains no timetable for his return.

    Advice: Specifically, Rubin said it's still unclear whether "picking up activity" means Wright will run or take grounders next week. Two weeks ago Mets general manager Sandy Alderson pinpointed the All-Star break as the hope for Wright's return, but the break draws ever nearer without Wright making any tangible progress. Sometime shortly after the All-Star break may be a better guess at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:43 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 7, 0-0 vs x ChC
  • Twins calling up top prospect Miguel Sano
    MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports that the Twins are calling up prospect Miguel Sano.

    Advice: Kennys Vargas has already been optioned to Triple-A Rochester to open up a roster spot. Sano, 22, boasts a .918 OPS with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 66 games this season at the Double-A level. He's primarily played third base in the minors, but look for the Twins to use him as their everyday designated hitter. Sano has been a consensus top-20 prospect for going on four years and is worth a shot in every mixed fantasy league for his power potential. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:14 pm
     
    Not Active
    L, 2-1 @Cin
  • Steve Tolleson activated, then DFA'd
    Blue Jays activated INF Steve Tolleson from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

    Advice: Tolleson had been out since late May with a strained groin. He seems likely to clear waivers and remain in the organization. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:38 am
     
    Not Active
    W, 11-2 vs Bos
  • Ryan Wheeler released by Twins
    Twins released INF Ryan Wheeler.

    Advice: Wheeler, who will turn 27 next week, hit just .233/.243/.315 in 74 plate appearances at Triple-A Rochester. He'll now look for a minor league deal elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:40 am
     
    Not Active
    Top 6, 0-2 vs x NYY
  • Will Middlebrooks (ankle) pinch-hits
    Will Middlebrooks (ankle) grounded out as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Middlebrooks was removed from Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with an ankle injury that occurred when he stepped on a bat in the on-deck circle. He's expected to avoid the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:43 am
  • Solarte prevents Padres from getting no-hit
    Yangervis Solarte gave the Padres reason to smile in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, as his seventh-inning double prevented a no-hitter.

    Advice: Mariners starter Mike Montgomery hadn't allowed a hit with one out in the seventh inning when Solarte stepped to the plate. He saved his team from ignominy with a double, but he was ultimately stranded. Solarte had consecutive multi-hit games coming into Tuesday, but otherwise hasn't done much at the plate in 2015, batting .247/.299/.344 with two home runs and 28 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:41 pm
     
    L, 7-0 vs ^ Sea
  • Nunez' three-hit night leads Twins past Reds
    Eduardo Nunez finished 3-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base as the Twins trumped the Reds 8-5 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Nunez and the Twins racked up 15 hits against Anthony DeSclafani and the Reds bullpen. The shortstop had three of them, collecting two singles and a double. He also stole his third base of the season. Nunez' usage has been inexplicable at times -- the light-hitting shortstop has served as the team's designated hitter in 11 games this year -- but he's put up decent numbers through 33 games, hitting .305/.350/.516 with 11 RBI and 13 runs scored. Perhaps he'll begin garnering more of the playing time at short with his hot hitting. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Ramirez has 3 RBI to lead Brewers past Phils
    Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's win against the Phillies.

    Advice: Ramirez staked the Brewers to an early 2-0 lead with a two-run single in the first inning. He tacked on an important run with an RBI single in the eighth, which tied the game at 3-3 at the time. He's had a miserable 2015 season but has still drawn some trade interest. Ramirez is hitting .222/.261/.413 with nine home runs and 33 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:53 pm
  • Espinosa's 3-hit, 2-double night aids in win
    Danny Espinosa doubled twice with an RBI and two runs scored in a 3-for-5 effort as the Nationals topped the Braves 6-1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Espinosa sparked a four-run first inning with an RBI double. He later scored on a Wilson Ramos single. He singled to lead off the third inning and eventually scored following A.J. Pierzynski's throwing error. Espinosa had been slumping, batting .107 (3-for-28) since June 20. He's batting .259/.336/.438 overall with eight home runs, 23 RBI, and 37 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:40 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Danny Espinosa Was - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Top 1, Delay ^ @Atl
  • Uribe homers to prevent a shutout loss
    Juan Uribe homered in the ninth inning to prevent the Braves from suffering a shutout loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Braves entered the ninth inning down 6-0, but Uribe at least saved his team the indignity of a shutout, launching a solo home run to left field off of former Brave David Carpenter. Uribe has homered twice in his last three games, but has mostly struggled this season. Including his time with the Dodgers, he has five home runs, 16 RBI, and a .279/.333/.397 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:37 pm
  • Machado homer extends hit streak to 11 games
    Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, extending his hitting streak to 11 games in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Machado cut the Orioles' deficit in half to 6-5 when he lifted a solo home run to right field in the fifth inning against Colby Lewis. The third baseman is having a career year, sitting on 16 home runs with 44 RBI, 11 stolen bases, 51 runs scored, and a .307/.363/.533 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:04 pm
  • Urshela blasts three-run homer against Rays
    Giovanny Urshela hit a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: The homer was his second of the season, giving him seven RBI on the year. He finished 1-for-4 in the game. Urshela has quietly strung together hits in nine straight games to raise his overall line to .271/.317/.373. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:56 pm
  • Davis homers twice, but O's fall to Rangers
    Chris Davis went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs, but it wasn't enough in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Davis also extended his hitting streak to 10 games. He homered for the first time in the first inning, staking the Orioles to an early 2-0 lead. He drilled his second home run in the third inning, breaking a 2-2 tie. The slugger is batting .238/.328/.491 with 18 home runs and 49 RBI as we near the midpoint of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:55 pm
     
    Top 8, 4-2 vs ^ Tex
  • Murphy doubles in his return to Mets lineup
    Daniel Murphy finished 1-for-4 with a double in his return to the Mets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Murphy, playing his first game since June 4, had one of the Mets' three hits on the evening. The double was his 15th in 56 games played this year. Murphy is hitting .282/.333/.416 overall. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:53 pm
  • Bryant scores lone run in win over Mets
    Kris Bryant went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: The run was the only one either team would score in the game. Even after missing the season's first two weeks, Bryant's 40 walks are fifth-most in the National League. The 23-year-old is hitting .275/.381/.466 in his rookie year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:42 pm
  • Hernandez to get a chance to stick at 2B?
    Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said Tuesday that he "would like to think that Cesar (Hernandez) has proven that he deserves a chance to be the everyday second baseman."

    Advice: Hernandez, 25, entered Tuesday batting .277/.365/.365 on the season and .328/.394/.406 in June. Chase Utley, meanwhile, is on the disabled list with an ankle injury and sports an ugly .179/.257/.275 line this season. It's hard to believe the Phils would bench Utley even given his struggles, and Mackanin did note that he didn't "want to get ahead of myself." However, if Hernandez keeps performing, it's possible. Notable is that the Phillies have a $15 million club option for 2016 on Utley that automatically vests if he reaches 500 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:31 pm
     
    Top 6, 2-8 vs ^ Mil
  • Zimmerman (foot) goes through full workout
    Ryan Zimmerman (foot) went through a full workout on Tuesday, hitting, fielding grounders and doing some running.

    Advice: He'll go through a similar workout on Wednesday before being re-evaluated. It's possible at that point Zimmerman will be cleared to begin a rehab assignment, as it would appear he could be activated by next week. "He hasn’t hit a groundball to short and had to run full-speed to first yet, so that’s the telling sign," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. "There’s no way to simulate that unless you get in a game situation and it happens naturally and he reacts. Going five steps to his left to dive for a ball or having to turn first to third, you can’t do it, you can’t simulate that, it’s never the same as being in competition." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:02 pm
     
    Player Note
    Ryan Zimmerman Was - 1B,3B,OF
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, Delay x @Atl
  • A's option Max Muncy to AAA Nashville
    Athletics optioned INF Max Muncy to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Muncy batted .203/.273/.367 with two home runs across 88 plate appearances with the A's. The 24-year-old corner infielder has posted big numbers at Triple-A and should get another shot in the majors soon enough. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:21 pm
     
    Player Note
    Max Muncy Oak - 1B,3B
    Not Active
    W, 4-1 vs x Col
  • Matt Carpenter out of Tuesday's lineup
    Matt Carpenter is out of Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

    Advice: Chris Sale is on the hill for the White Sox, so it's not a bad time to give Carpenter a bit of a breather. Mark Reynolds will start at third base while Xavier Scruggs plays first. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:04 pm
  • Harrison not in Tuesday's lineup
    Josh Harrison is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Tigers.

    Advice: He's likely just getting a breather. Jung Ho Kang will start at third base while Francisco Cervelli serves at the DH and Chris Stewart starts behind the plate. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:46 pm
     
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,OF
    Top 6, 5-1 ^ @Det
  • Escobar in Tuesday's lineup vs. Braves
    Yunel Escobar is in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

    Advice: Escobar missed back-to-back games after he was hit on the hand by a pitch on Friday, but he was able to return for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader. The Nationals are surely hoping that he's feeling even better after Monday's scheduled off-day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:40 pm
  • Rangers option Joey Gallo to Triple-A
    Rangers optioned 3B/OF Joey Gallo to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Gallo was sent out with Josh Hamilton (hamstring) coming back from the disabled list. The 21-year-old batted .218/.306/.448 with five home runs and a 43/11 K/BB ratio over 98 plate appearances during his first stint in the majors. He has massive long-term potential, but some more time in the minors is the best thing for him right now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:17 pm
     
    Player Note
    Joey Gallo Tex - 3B,OF
    Not Active
    Top 8, 2-4 x @Bal
  • Padres place Spangenberg (knee) on DL
    Padres placed 2B Cory Spangenberg on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 28, with a left knee contusion.

    Advice: Spangenberg injured the knee on Saturday and will require a couple of weeks of rest. The Padres are calling up Jedd Gyorko to take his place on the active roster. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:53 am
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-0 vs x Sea
  • Daniel Murphy (quad) activated from DL
    Mets activated INF Daniel Murphy from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Murphy, out since June 5 with a strained right quad, is expected to take over at third base while Wilmer Flores will play second and Ruben Tejada will function as the regular shortstop. The 30-year-old was batting .283/.335/.414 with four homers and 29 RBI in 55 games prior to the injury. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:22 am
  • Giants designate McGehee for assignment
    Giants designated 3B Casey McGehee for assignment.

    Advice: McGehee was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento in late-May before returning a couple of weeks later, but now he's officially off the 40-man roster. The 32-year-old has batted just .213/.275/.299 over 49 games this season and Matt Duffy has played his way into the starting third base job. He's making a $4.8 million salary. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:27 am
     
    Not Active
    Bot 6, 4-3 x @Mia
  • Tomas homers as D'Backs top the Dodgers
    Yasmany Tomas homered and walked in five trips to the plate Monday as the Diamondbacks took down the Dodgers.

    Advice: Tomas lined a two-run home run to left field in the sixth inning off of Yimi Garcia. It barely made it over the fence and was reviewed for fan interference, but was ultimately upheld. The power hasn't quite been there as often as the D'Backs would have liked, but Tomas has otherwise done a fine job at the plate in his first year in the majors, batting .314/.357/.440 with four home runs and 29 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:34 pm
     
    6:40 pm vs ^ LAD
  • Hernandez stays hot with 2 more hits in loss
    Cesar Hernandez's bat continued to stay hot as he went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run, and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Fresh off a four-hit performance on Sunday, Hernandez logged his fifth multi-hit performance in seven games on Monday. He knocked in the Phillies' first run in the first inning with an infield single and later came around to score on a balk. Hernandez is batting .277/.365/.365 with 25 runs scored, 16 RBI, and seven stolen bases and is now getting regular at-bats while Chase Utley is sidelined. It's not known yet when Utley returns, so those in daily leagues might find utility in Hernandez as a cheap source of stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:49 pm
     
    Top 6, 2-8 vs ^ Mil
  • Gallo strikes out 4 times with a 3-run triple
    Joey Gallo went 1-for-5 with four strikeouts and a three-run triple as the Rangers trampled the Orioles on Monday.

    Advice: Gallo's all-or-nothing approach continues. His three-run triple came in the seventh, officially turning Monday's win into a laugher. The four strikeouts bring him up to 43 in 98 plate appearances, a 44 percent strikeout rate. Gallo owns a .218/.306/.448 batting line with five home runs and 13 RBI since debuting on June 2. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:32 pm
     
    Player Note
    Joey Gallo Tex - 3B,OF
    Not Active
    Top 8, 2-4 x @Bal
  • Hernandez's four-hit day contributes to a win
    Cesar Hernandez singled four times in as many at-bats, helping the Phillies in a win over the Nationals in the back end of Sunday's doubleheader.

    Advice: It's the second four-hit game of Hernandez's career, with the other occuring on September 28, 2013. The Phillies, despite scoring eight runs, only brought him home once, at the end of their four-run second inning. Hernandez has been hitting well as of late, logging multi-hit efforts in three of his last five games. With Chase Utley on the shelf, he should be a regular in the lineup. He's hitting .271/.361/.361 in 163 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:38 pm
     
    Top 6, 2-8 vs ^ Mil
  • Middlebrooks leaves game with apparent injury
    Will Middlebrooks was removed from Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Middlebrooks appeared to roll his ankle on a bat in the Diamondbacks on-deck circle while chasing down a foul pop fly. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but will be evaluated by team trainers. The Padres should have an update on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:05 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (hand) returns for Game 2
    Yunel Escobar (hand) returned to the Nationals starting lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

    Advice: Escobar was removed from Friday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch. While not all at the same time, the Nationals had Escobar, Denard Span and Bryce Harper return to game action on Sunday, and the lineup should look much healthier overall in the coming week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:54 pm
  • Machado hits 15th homer in win over Indians
    Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a home run in a win over the Indians on Sunday.

    Advice: Leading off the sixth inning, Machado took Trevor Bauer out for his 15th homer of the season. The third baseman has been terrific this year, hitting .306/.362/.524 with his 15 homers, 41 RBI, 49 runs scored and 11 steals. Machado ranks among the league leaders in most offensive categories and is looking like a strong candidate for his second All-Star game in July. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:01 pm
  • Cory Spangenberg diagnosed with bone bruise
    Cory Spangenberg has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his left knee.

    Advice: It's much better than the initial diagnosis of a sprained knee. Spangenberg, who suffered the injury in Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, is hopeful of avoiding the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:21 am
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-0 vs x Sea
  • Yunel Escobar (hand) held out again
    Yunel Escobar (hand) remained out of the Nationals' lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Phillies.

    Advice: Escobar was hit on the hand by a pitch on Friday. There's no word on whether he might have a shot to return for the second game Sunday. Danny Espinosa is at third base in the first contest, with Dan Uggla handling second. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:52 am
  • Cory Spangenberg leaves with sprained knee
    Cory Spangenberg left Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks with a sprained left knee.

    Advice: Clint Barmes pinch-ran for him in the fourth. Alexi Amarista moved from shortstop to second base the following inning. Spangenberg went 1-for-2 before exiting. The 24-year-old could be headed to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:15 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-0 vs x Sea
  • Murphy (quad) expected to return from DL Tue.
    Daniel Murphy (quad) is expected to return from the disabled list on Tuesday.

    Advice: He'll remain on his minor league rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie through the weekend and will join the Mets after Monday's off-day. Murphy is expected to function as the team's everyday third baseman until David Wright returns. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:11 am
  • Yunel Escobar not in Nats lineup Saturday
    Yunel Escobar (hand) is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Escobar was hit in the hand by a pitch during Friday's game. While X-rays came back negative, he's still sore and will require an extra day of rest. Look for the infielder to return to the lineup on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:08 am
  • Joey Gallo starting in center field Saturday
    Joey Gallo is making his first career start in center field on Saturday.

    Advice: Gallo has been scuffling at the plate after a hot start, but the Rangers are still trying to find creative ways to get his bat in the lineup. The 21-year-old has never logged an inning in center field in his professional career, so it'll be interesting to see how the experiment works out. He'll be flanked by Ryan Rua and Shin-Soo Choo in the corners. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:13 am
     
    Player Note
    Joey Gallo Tex - 3B,OF
    Not Active
    Top 8, 2-4 x @Bal
  • Cory Spangenberg goes 3-for-3
    Cory Spangenberg went 3-for-3 with two steals and two runs scored Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Spangenberg had been cold of late, leading to some speculation that the Padres might give Jedd Gyorko another try, but he really helped the cause tonight. We still don't believe he's the Padres' best option at second base, but he was Bud Black's preferred choice and Pat Murphy has stuck with him so far. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:00 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-0 vs x Sea
  • Bryant (illness) singles, has sac fly vs. STL
    Kris Bryant (illness) went 1-for-4 with a single and a sacrifice fly in his return to action Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Bryant made an early exit from Thursday's game due to flu-like symptoms, but it shouldn't be an issue moving forward. The rookie sensation is batting .277 with 10 home runs and an .850 OPS through his first 64 games in the majors. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:30 pm
  • Juan Uribe goes deep in loss to Pirates
    Juan Uribe blasted his fourth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Pirates on Friday.

    Advice: Uribe's solo shot off Francisco Liriano tied the game at 2-2 in the sixth inning, but that wound up being the extent of the team's offense in the ballgame. He finished the night 2-for-3 and also drew a walk and is now slashing .275/.332/.380 with four homers and 15 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:03 pm
  • X-Rays come back negative for Escobar
    Yunel Escobar received good news on Friday when X-rays on his hand came back negative.

    Advice: Escobar was forced to leave Friday's game against the Phillies after being hit by a pitch. His hand was still very swollen after the game, but the fact that there was no structural damage is certainly encouraging. The Nationals should have an update on his status on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:44 pm
  • Yunel Escobar removed after hit by pitch
    Yunel Escobar was removed from Friday's game against the Phillies after being drilled on the hand/wrist by a pitch during his first at-bat.

    Advice: He remained in the game to run the bases for himself, but was replaced by Dan Uggla defensively. He'll presumably head for precautionary X-rays to determine the severity of the injury, but the Nationals can ill-afford to lose another bat in their infield. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:26 pm
  • Bryant (illness) returns to Cubs' lineup Fri.
    Kris Bryant (illness) is back in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Bryan had to make an early exit Thursday while battling the flu, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go Friday. The rookie slugger sports a .278/.383/.474 batting line with 10 homers and 42 RBI across 63 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:29 pm
  • Joey Gallo not in Friday's lineup
    Joey Gallo is not in the Rangers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Gallo has scuffled of late since a hot start, batting just .154/.185/.231 over his last seven games. Ryan Rua is in left field Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:02 pm
     
    Player Note
    Joey Gallo Tex - 3B,OF
    Not Active
    Top 8, 2-4 x @Bal
  • Ryan Zimmerman (foot) takes swings off tee
    Ryan Zimmerman (foot) took 25 swings off a tee on Wednesday.

    Advice: He was also able to take throws at first base and walk on a treadmill as he continues his recovery from plantar fasciitis. He'll require a minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Nationals which puts a potential return at some point in mid-July. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:04 pm
     
    Player Note
    Ryan Zimmerman Was - 1B,3B,OF
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, Delay x @Atl
  • Daniel Murphy goes hitless in rehab game
    Daniel Murphy (quad) went 0-for-3 with a walk in his latest minor league rehab game with High-A St. Lucie on Thursday.

    Advice: He's expected to rejoin the Mets over the weekend, perhaps as early as Friday. Murphy will play third base upon his return with the possibility that Wilmer Flores will be shifted over to second base. Before hitting the disabled list on June 5, Murphy was hitting .283/.335/.414 with four homers and 29 RBI in 55 games. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:52 pm
  • Bryant departs game with flu-like symptoms
    Kris Bryant left Thursday's series finale against the Dodgers with flu-like symptoms.

    Advice: Bryant struck out in his first at-bat and was lifted before the top of the third inning, with Jonathan Herrera taking over at third base, Chris Coghlan moving to second base, Chris Denorfia shifting to left field, and Matt Szczur taking over in center. Bryant can be considered day-to-day. This doesn't sound like a big deal. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:20 pm
  • Aramis Ramirez out of lineup Thursday
    Aramis Ramirez is out of the Brewers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Mets.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for the veteran third baseman. Hernan Perez is starting at the hot corner. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:18 am
  • Matt Carpenter (back) tallies RBI in return
    Matt Carpenter (back) hit an RBI single in his return to the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It was his only hit in four at-bats, and he got gunned down at second base trying to stretch the single into a double. Carpenter missed Tuesday's series opener with tightness around the middle of his back. He should start at third base again on Thursday night. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:32 am
  • Yasmany Tomas goes 4-for-5 in victory
    Yasmany Tomas had a career-high four hits in five at-bats Wednesday as the Diamondbacks came back to beat the Rockies 8-7.

    Advice: Tomas singled in a run as part of the three-run rally in the ninth. He also had a double earlier in the game. Just when it looked like his average was finally starting to tumble some, he's back up to .328 now. That's even though he's sporting a 43/9 K/BB ratio in 189 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:32 pm
     
    6:40 pm vs ^ LAD
  • Zimmerman (foot) takes throws at first base
    Ryan Zimmerman (foot) took throws at first base on Wednesday.

    Advice: Nationals manager Matt Williams said he also walked briskly on a treadmill for 15 minutes and that the team hopes he can resume jogging soon. "For right now, he is making good progress. The pressure on the plantar fasciitis is being reduced and he is feeling better about it," Williams said. Zimmerman was prescribed only rest for the foot ailment, so as long as he's feeling good he can continue to work toward a return. It's unclear whether he'll need a rehab assignment before being activated. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:29 pm
     
    Player Note
    Ryan Zimmerman Was - 1B,3B,OF
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, Delay x @Atl
  • Tomas (illness) back in D'Backs lineup Wed.
    Yasmany Tomas (illness) is back in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup Wednesday night in Denver.

    Advice: Tomas had to be scratched from Arizona's lineup Tuesday due to altitude sickness. He's obviously better-acclimated now. The 24-year-old Cuban has hit .315/.351/.429 with three home runs and 25 RBI through his first 53 games at the major league level. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:50 pm
     
    6:40 pm vs ^ LAD
  • Yasmany Tomas scratched due to illness
    Yasmany Tomas was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to illness.

    Advice: Tomas is having a little trouble with altitude sickness in Denver. It's a bummer for Tomas' fantasy owners, as they were surely looking forward to a matchup against Kyle Kendrick at Coors Field. Danny Dorn has taken his spot in right field. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:56 pm
     
    6:40 pm vs ^ LAD
  • Matt Carpenter has some mid-back tightness
    Matt Carpenter is dealing with some mid-back tightness.

    Advice: That's part of the reason Carpenter is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night in Miami, though manager Mike Matheny said he's been meaning to get the third baseman a day off anyway. It's not a serious issue. Mark Reynolds is at first base and Xavier Scruggs is at first base Tuesday versus the Marlins. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:55 pm
  • Zimmerman (foot) took swings on Tuesday
    Ryan Zimmerman (foot) took swings Tuesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

    Advice: Zimmerman has been fitted with an orthotic insert for his left cleat that will hopefully help him play through his plantar fasciitis. He was batting just .209/.265/.346 through 56 games before being placed on the disabled list June 11. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:34 pm
     
    Player Note
    Ryan Zimmerman Was - 1B,3B,OF
    15-Day DL
    Top 1, Delay x @Atl
  • Matt Carpenter not in Tuesday's lineup
    Matt Carpenter is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.

    Advice: The Cardinals just had a scheduled off-day on Monday, but perhaps Carpenter is just getting another day of rest. Mark Reynolds will fill in at third base while Xavier Scruggs will play first. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:39 pm
  • Bryant homers twice, powering Cubs to a win
    Kris Bryant had his first multi-homer game, finishing 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBI as the Cubs topped the Dodgers on Monday.

    Advice: Bryant gave the Cubs a 2-1 lead in the third inning when he hit a two-run home run off of Clayton Kershaw. He victimized reliever Adam Liberatore in the eighth inning with a solo home run, providing some necessary insurance. The heralded third base prospect has 10 home runs on the year along with 42 RBI and an impressive .282/.384/.485 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:17 pm
  • Bryant goes 0-for-5 with three strikeouts
    Kris Bryant went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in the Cubs' win over the Twins on Sunday.

    Advice: Bryant was the only Cubs player who failed to reach base in the 8-0 blowout victory. The 23-year-old third baseman had a rough three-game series in Minnesota, going 0-for-13 with one walk and four strikeouts. He still boasts a .277/.379/.455 batting line on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 2:19 pm
  • Escobar slugs three-run homer in rout of Bucs
    Yunel Escobar went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run as the Nationals routed the Pirates on Sunday.

    Advice: Escobar put the cherry on top of the Nationals' nine-run first inning with a three-run home run, chasing starter Charlie Morton from the game. Escobar has been a ball of hot fire in June, batting .379 (25-for-66) in the month. On the season, he's hitting .331/.381/.420 with four home runs and 26 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 1:31 pm
  • Murphy (quad) won't return until next weekend
    Daniel Murphy (quad) won't be activated from the disabled list until next weekend.

    Advice: The Mets had been pegging Tuesday as Murphy's return date. He hasn't had a setback with his strained left quad, but rather the club has just decided to proceed a bit more cautiously. He could play a couple rehab games before returning. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 12:54 pm
  • Yasmany Tomas (elbow) returns to lineup
    Yasmany Tomas (elbow) is back in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Tomas didn't start Saturday after leaving Friday's game following a hit by pitch. He was able to pinch-hit, though, and will be fine. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 11:06 am
     
    6:40 pm vs ^ LAD
  • Yasmany Tomas appears as pinch-hitter
    Yasmany Tomas (elbow) flied out as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Tomas didn't start after being lifted from Friday's game following a hit by pitch on the elbow. He'll be fine, though, and figures to return to the lineup Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 21, 5:49 am
     
    6:40 pm vs ^ LAD
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