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  • Upton collects a pair of hits in loss to TEX
    Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in a 10-inning, 4-3 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Upton has been all over the place this season, posting OPS numbers of .842 in April, .964 in May, .608 in June, .552 in July and .923 in August. Here's to hoping he carries last month into September. Batting .253, Upton is on pace for 29 homers and 88 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:04 pm
  • CarGo knocks in seven in Rockies' win
    Carlos Gonzalez had a grand slam, a two-run homer and a sac fly to power the Rockies to a 9-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gonzalez is the eighth player to drive in seven runs in a game this year. He's now just one away from matching his career high of 34 homers, and with 80 RBI, he has a chance to reach the century mark for the second time in his career. It's too bad for his fantasy value that he doesn't try steals any more, but his owners will make that trade off in return for continued health. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Logan Morrison hits 15th homer in win
    Logan Morrison came off the bench to walk and then hit a three-run homer Wednesday in the Mariners' 8-3 win over the Astros.

    Advice: Morrison also homered in his lone at-bat Tuesday. He has 15 homers this season, six of which have come against the Astros. He's likely going to resume playing against most righties with Jesus Montero down (and nearly out). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Shawn O'Malley reaches four times
    Shawn O'Malley went 3-for-4 with a walk, a steal and two runs scored in his first big-league start Wednesday against the Astros.

    Advice: O'Malley was called up Tuesday after hitting .297/.345/.413 as a 27-year-old in the PCL. He's a future 25th man at best, but with Austin Jackson gone, he could have some AL-only value the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Ryan Zimmerman homers twice in win
    Ryan Zimmerman hit two solo homers and doubled in a third run to lead the Nationals to a 4-3 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

    Advice: The Cardinals could have walked Zimmerman after Matt den Dekker sacrificed Anthony Rendon to second in the eighth, but they opted not to and he made them pay with the double that gave the Nationals the lead. He's up to 16 homers on the year, 11 of which have come in 35 games since he came off the DL in late July. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:22 pm
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  • Brandon Moss goes 3-for-5, homers
    Brandon Moss went 3-for-5 with a homer Wednesday versus the Nationals.

    Advice: Moss's homer tonight wasn't as dramatic as Tuesday's walk-off bomb, but it was another great game for him. He has four homers during his current seven-game hitting streak. It looks like he could be a nice asset in mixed leagues the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Cruz removed from game with strained quad
    Nelson Cruz left Wednesday's game with a strained right quad.

    Advice: Cruz singled and ran the bases in the top of the seventh inning and apparently injured the quad during that time. The severity of the injury should be better known in the coming days. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:56 pm
  • Harper exits game with left glute tightness
    Bryce Harper left Wednesday's game with left glute tightness.

    Advice: Harper didn't show any noticeable signs of injury before being removed. His outlook should be clearer in the coming day or two. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:58 pm
  • Cain leaves after fouling ball off calf
    Lorenzo Cain left Wednesday's game against the Tigers after fouling a ball off his calf.

    Advice: "It is not considered serious," a team official said of the move. The Royals owned a 9-0 lead at the time. Cain was replaced by Jarrod Dyson in center field, and he should be back in the Royals' lineup in short order. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:54 pm
  • Jay (wrist) expected to be activated Friday
    Jon Jay (wrist) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

    Advice: Jay has been out since June 30 with a left wrist injury, but his rehab has gone well and he's ready to return. Jay won't have a clear path to playing time upon activation, but he should get into the lineup a few days a week until the end of the season. Jay was hitting .223/.311/.265 before the injury. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:07 pm
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  • Hicks (hamstring) to rejoin Twins on Friday
    Aaron Hicks (hamstring) will rejoin the Twins on Friday.

    Advice: Hicks is first eligible to return from the disabled list Thursday, but he'll be back a day later when the Twins open a series against the Astros. Hicks was hitting .268/.318/.411 before going down with a left hamstring strain in mid-August. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:00 pm
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  • Padres recall Alex Dickerson from Triple-A
    Padres recalled OF Alex Dickerson from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Dickerson will act as outfield depth down the stretch for the Padres. He's posted an impressive set of numbers this season at the Triple-A level, but the 25-year-old outfielder can be ignored for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:42 pm
  • Souza (hand) to begin rehab games Saturday
    Steven Souza (hand) is scheduled to begin playing in rehab games Saturday with Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Souza will remain with Durham through Monday and could then be cleared to return to the Rays' active roster. The 26-year-old outfielder has been on the disabled list since August 1 with a fracture in his left hand. He has 15 homers and 10 steals in 308 at-bats this season, showing glimpses of his high-level fantasy potential in what has mostly been a frustrating 2015. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:15 pm
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  • Marcell Ozuna homers in Marlins' win
    Marcell Ozuna belted a two-run homer and scored twice in Wednesday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: The Marlins went ahead for good on a Martin Prado sac fly in the fifth and Ozuna provided some cushion with his blast later in the inning. It was his fourth longball in 18 games since his return from the minors. Ozuna has now gone deep eight times on the season to go along with 33 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:31 pm
  • Stephen Vogt on the bench Wednesday
    Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's on the bench as he often is when the opponent starts a lefty. Josh Phegley is behind the dish in Vogt's place. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:04 am
  • Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) out again Wed.
    Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Ramirez hasn't played in a week due to fatigue in his right shoulder. He'll play first base when he does return to action, but Travis Shaw is at the position again Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:30 am
  • Don Kelly (elbow) moved to 60-day DL
    Marlins transferred INF/OF Don Kelly from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Raudel Lazo. Kelly had Tommy John surgery in July. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:00 am
    New Player Note
    Don Kelly Mia - 1B,3B,OF
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  • Springer (wrist) shooting for Friday return
    George Springer (wrist) will be activated from the disabled list as soon as Friday.

    Advice: Springer will talk to Astros manager A.J. Hinch on Thursday after what could be his final rehab game with Double-A Corpus Christi. Assuming he tells the skipper that his wrist feels fine, he should be back in the Astros' lineup on Friday. Springer has four hits in 16 at-bats in his first four rehab games with Corpus Christi. He's been sidelined since early July with a fractured right wrist. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:00 am
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  • Joey Gallo recalled from Triple-A
    Rangers recalled 3B/OF Joey Gallo from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Gallo faded after a hot start with the Rangers and then hit just .195 after being demoted to Round Rock. Still, he's obviously very intriguing with his power and could get some starts in left field with Josh Hamilton (knee) limited to pinch-hitting duty at the moment. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:26 am
  • Cameron Maybin hitless in return to lineup
    Cameron Maybin (shoulder, heel) was hitless in four plate appearances in his return to action Tuesday.

    Advice: Maybin didn't start the previous two contests due to a sore shoulder and heel, but he'll be fine. He's hitting just .231/.293/.325 in the second half. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:11 am
  • Gutierrez homers, scores three runs in win
    Franklin Gutierrez went 2-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored, and the Mariners topped the Astros 7-5 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gutierrez hit his 11th homer of the season, a solo shot, off Astros starter Scott Feldman in the second inning. Gutierrez also crossed home plate in the third and fifth innings. It continues to be a charmed season for the 32-year-old, who has overcome numerous injuries to own a .310/.358/.643 line through 43 games played. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:19 pm
  • Marisnick pitches in with seventh home run
    Jake Marisnick went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Marisnick hit a solo homer in the fourth inning before singling and scoring in the sixth. The home run was his seventh of the year. The toolsy outfielder isn't a meaningful contributor for the Astros, hitting just .239/.269/.375 in a part-time role, but he's got 17 stolen bases to go with his seven homers through 107 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:15 pm
  • Trumbo stays hot, launches 20th home run
    Mark Trumbo continued hitting balls out of the yard Tuesday, belting his 20th home run of the season against the Astros.

    Advice: The homer, a two-run shot in the fifth inning, was his only hit in four at-bats. It was the third homer for Trumbo in the last two games and his 20th overall, marking the fourth time he's reached the 20-homer milestone in his career. Trumbo is hitting .252/.299/.456 with 53 RBI and 50 runs on the year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:11 pm
  • Pederson hits crucial HR as LAD tops SFG
    Joc Pederson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, helping the Dodgers eke out a win against the Giants on Tuesday.

    Advice: Pederson made it a 2-0 game when he sent a Madison Bumgarner offering over the fence in right-center in the seventh inning. It proved to be the deciding factor as the Giants tacked on a run in the next inning. Pederson's numbers have tapered off in the second half and he's lost playing time, but he still has a productive .213/.354/.441 triple-slash line along with 24 home runs and 48 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:07 pm
  • Moss clubs three-run walk-off homer vs. Nats
    Brandon Moss hit a three-run, walk-off home run as the Cardinals came back to beat the Nationals 8-5 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Moss finished 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, but it was the homer off Casey Janssen with two outs in the ninth inning that was the difference. It was the third homer in the last six games for Moss, who is finally starting to show why the Cardinals dealt for him at the trade deadline. He's still hitting just .220/.301/.413 with 18 homers and 57 RBI overall, but Moss is capable of continuing his recent power surge through the final few weeks of the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:53 pm
  • Gose has two hits, two runs scored Tuesday
    Anthony Gose went 2-for-4 with two runs scored against the Royals on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gose, back in the leadoff spot, had leadoff singles and scored in both the first and seventh innings. The 25-year-old is batting .253/.311/.363 with four homers, 54 runs scored and 19 stolen bases in his first year with the Tigers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:21 pm
  • Hanley won't play any more OF this season
    Hanley Ramirez won't play the outfield again this season.

    Advice: Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo made that announcement Tuesday. It's a non-issue right now with Hanley still sidelined by a sore right shoulder, but Lovullo just wanted to lay out that he's committed to Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Rusney Castillo as Boston's starting outfield. Hanley could get some starts at first base down the stretch. That's where he'll open the 2016 season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:56 pm
  • Mariners call up Shawn O'Malley from Triple-A
    Mariners purchased the contract of INF/OF Shawn O'Malley from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: O'Malley is being rewarded after a nice season in Triple-A where he batted .297/.345/.413 with five home runs, 39 RBI, and 20 steals over 89 games. The 27-year-old previously appeared in 14 games with the Angels last season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:16 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) out again Tuesday
    Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is out of the starting lineup again Tuesday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Ramirez has now missed five straight starts due to a sore right shoulder. The Red Sox don't need to place him on the disabled list at this point in this season, but it's unclear when he'll be ready to play again. It's a tricky spot for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:10 pm
  • CarGo not in lineup for first game of DH
    Carlos Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Brandon Barnes will start in right field. Look for CarGo to play in the nightcap. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:25 am
  • Zimmerman's 4 RBI not enough for the Nats
    Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a three-run home run, but the Nationals were beaten by the Cardinals on Monday.

    Advice: Zimmerman gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI double, then made it 5-3 in the seventh with a three-run home run off of Kevin Siegrist. The first baseman has been on a tear since August 23, batting .345 (10-for-29) with four home runs and 15 RBI. It's an improvement on an otherwise bland .231/.298/.428 triple-slash line with 13 home runs and 63 RBI. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:25 pm
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  • Trumbo hits 2 homers but Mariners still lose
    Mark Trumbo went yard twice on Monday, but the Mariners still lost to the Astros.

    Advice: Trumbo tied the game at 1-1 with a solo home run to the second deck in right field in the second inning. He then made a modest attempt to overcome a seven-run deficit in the ninth inning, clubbing a two-run shot to left-center. Trumbo closes out the month of August having hit seven home runs and knocking in 14 runs. Overall, he's hitting .248/.300/.410 with 10 home runs and 28 RBI since joining the Mariners in early June. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:12 pm
  • Cameron Maybin (heel, shoulder) out Monday
    Cameron Maybin is not in the Braves' lineup Monday for the second straight day due to heel and shoulder soreness.

    Advice: They're ailments that have been nagging at Maybin for a while, so the Braves have elected to give him a couple days of rest. He expects to play Tuesday. Michael Bourn is in center field Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:57 pm
  • Hanley (shoulder) out again Monday vs. Yanks
    Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is out of the Red Sox lineup again on Monday night against the Yankees.

    Advice: Ramirez missed Boston's entire weekend series against the Mets with fatigue in his right shoulder. He's been bothered by several injuries throughout 2015 but has yet to spend a day on the disabled list. It's been a source of frustration for fantasy owners, and it's not clear how long this current absence is going to last. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:19 pm
  • Joc Pederson whiffs twice in loss to Dodgers
    Joc Pederson helped contribute to the Dodgers offensive ineptitude on Sunday, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts as they were no-hit by Jake Arrieta.

    Advice: It was the second time in the last nine days that the Dodgers were held hitless. Pederson has been an abomination at the plate since the calendar flipped to July, batting .147 (20-for-136) with 51 strikeouts. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:52 pm
  • Upton homers again, Padres top the Phillies
    Justin Upton went 1-for-5 with a solo home run as the Padres beat the Phillies on Sunday.

    Advice: Upton pushed the Padres' lead to 3-1 with a solo home run off of rookie starter Alec Asher in the third inning. It's his fourth home run in his last five games, giving him 24 on the season along with 72 RBI and a .253/.337/.460 batting line. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:58 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) held out again
    Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed the entire weekend series versus the Braves due to fatigue in his left shoulder. Alejandro De Aza is in left field again in Ramirez's place. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:03 am
  • Aaron Hicks to return as corner outfielder
    Aaron Hicks (hamstring) will be used as a corner outfielder when he returns from the disabled list.

    Advice: Hicks began a rehab assignment Saturday and should be activated at some point this week. There's no spot for him in center field with Byron Buxton around, but Hicks was really playing well before getting hurt and should be in the lineup regularly. The odd man out could be Torii Hunter, who has been receiving a lot of days off of late and is down to .232/.290/.401 for the season. "People are excited to see the day when Buxton, Hicks and (Eddie) Rosario are out there together," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "We’ll have to figure it out day-to-day, what gives us the best chance to win a game." Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:47 am
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  • Vogt goes 3-for-3, drives in three vs Arizona
    Stephen Vogt finished 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Vogt slugged a two-run homer in the second inning, singled in the fourth, drew a walk in the sixth, and smacked an RBI single in the eighth. It was a promising performance from the 30-year-old, who has been slumping in the second half. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:59 pm
  • Zimmerman backs Zimmermann with solo homer
    Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Zimmerman touched up Marlins starter Tom Koehler for a solo homer to left-center in the second inning. The oft-injured first baseman has been scalding the ball of late, with a double, three homers and 11 RBI in his last six games. For the season, he's hitting a slightly-less-stellar .225/.294/.215 with 12 homers and 59 RBI over 311 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:00 pm
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  • Hanley Ramirez remains out of Red Sox lineup
    Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Ramirez was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to fatigue in his left shoulder. Alejandro De Aza will start in his place in left field and bat eighth for the Red Sox against Jacob deGrom and the Mets on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:32 am
  • Gutierrez launches solo homer in win
    Franklin Gutierrez went 3-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Gutierrez's sixth-inning home run came with two outs and boosted the Mariner advantage to 2-0. That would stand as the final score, as Taijuan Walker and the M's bullpen combined for a terrific pitching performance. The outfielder's working on a modest five-game hitting streak at the moment and maintains a .319/.366/.644 triple-slash with 10 homers and 28 RBI in 113 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:06 pm
  • CarGo blasts another homer in losing effort
    Carlos Gonzalez blasted his 31st home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough for the Rockies to overcome the Pirates.

    Advice: His solo shot in the sixth inning tied the score at 3-3 but would wind up being the extent of the Rockies offense. After an absolutely miserable start to his season, Gonzalez is hitting .299 (75-for-251) with 27 homers and 59 RBI in his last 69 games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:30 pm
  • Ozuna doubles and homers to help beat WAS
    Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Friday's win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Ozuna hit an absolute bomb to dead center against Nationals starter Max Scherzer in the fourth inning. It traveled approximately 427 feet. He's picked up two hits in four of his last five games and has played well since being recalled to the majors on August 15. The 24-year-old outfielder makes for a decent mixed-league option, especially with the return of his power. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:29 pm
  • Justin Upton smacks 23rd homer in loss Friday
    Justin Upton smacked his 23rd home run of the season as the Padres fell to the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday.

    Advice: His solo shot off Aaron Nola in the fourth inning wound up being the only scoring the Padres would do on the evening. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .256/.341/.460 with 23 long balls and 71 RBI in his first year with the Padres. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:07 pm
  • Anthony Gose goes deep in loss to Blue Jays
    Anthony Gose belted his fourth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Blue Jays on Friday.

    Advice: His two-run shot off R.A. Dickey in the seventh inning pulled the Tigers to within two runs at 5-3, but that would be as close as they'd get. He finished the night 1-for-3 and is now hitting .253/.308/.366 with four homers and 23 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:38 pm
  • Springer (wrist) to begin rehab assignment
    George Springer (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi on Saturday.

    Advice: "George is ready to go," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Friday of Springer. "Today was one of the best days he's had." Springer is hoping to be activated by the Astros sometime next week if all goes well. He's been sidelined since early July with a fractured right wrist. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:00 pm
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  • Aaron Hicks (hamstring) ready for rehab games
    Aaron Hicks (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Saturday.

    Advice: He'll remain there for a couple days before returning on September 3 when he's first eligible. Hick has missed the last couple weeks with a left hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:39 pm
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    10:10 am vs CWS
     
  • Hanley Ramirez battling shoulder fatigue
    Hanley Ramirez was scratched from the Red Sox' lineup Friday due to right shoulder fatigue.

    Advice: It's yet another new ailment for Ramirez, who has somehow managed to avoid the disabled list this season despite a host of different maladies. Jackie Bradley took his spot in left field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:18 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez scratched from lineup Friday
    Hanley Ramirez was scratched from the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's unclear what the reasoning is for the scratch, but Ramirez has had a foot issue recently. The Red Sox should have more on his status shortstop. Jackie Bradley took his spot in left field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:58 pm
  • Jay (wrist) could begin rehab assignment Fri.
    Jon Jay (wrist) could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Friday.

    Advice: He'll report to Memphis on Friday but might not begin playing in games just yet. Jay began taking batting practice earlier this week and hasn't had any issues with his nagging left wrist injury. He should be on track to be activated from the disabled list within the next two weeks. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:23 am
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  • Moss' two-run homer snaps 3-3 tie in fifth
    Brandon Moss went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Moss cracked his two-run shot off of Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning, breaking a 3-3 tie. The Cardinals went on to win 5-3 as they completed a four-game sweep of the boys in the desert. In addition to the big home run, Moss also walked twice. Since joining the Cardinals on July 30, he's hit just .180/.317/.280 in an even 50 at-bats, though he does have 16 homers and 53 RBI to his good name for the season as a whole. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:11 pm
  • Souza (hand) resumes swinging
    Steven Souza (hand) has resumed swinging.

    Advice: Souza was cleared after a follow X-ray on his fractured left hand showed healing. He's still aiming to return around mid-September. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:43 pm
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  • Lorenzo Cain getting day off Thursday vs. O's
    Lorenzo Cain is out of the Royals' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Jarrod Dyson will start in center field and Paulo Orlando will start in left field in the Royals' series finale against the Orioles. It's just a day of rest for Cain, who's been one of the best players in baseball in 2015. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:16 am
  • Harper's 2 hits, 2 RBI not enough for Nats
    Bryce Harper went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run single, but the Nationals dropped Wednesday's game to the Padres 6-5.

    Advice: Harper got the Nationals within reach when his seventh-inning two-run single made it a 6-5 game. The 22-year-old is on a seven-game hitting streak, carrying a .332/.456/.639 triple-slash line with 31 home runs, 76 RBI, and 89 runs scored in an MVP-caliber season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:34 pm
  • Justin Upton homers twice as Pads edge Nats
    Justin Upton cranked out a pair of homers in a 2-for-4 effort as the Padres edged the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Upton powered a two-run shot to left-center to give the Padres a 4-0 lead in the third inning, then added a solo shot in the seventh. He's batting .258/.342/.459 with 22 home runs and 70 RBI along with 18 stolen bases on the year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:27 pm
  • Cruz blasts 39th homer as Mariners blast A's
    Nelson Cruz went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in the Mariners' 8-2 win over the A's on Wednesday.

    Advice: Cruz had an RBI single in the Mariners' four-run first inning, adding another RBI single in the sixth before blasting a solo homer in the eighth. Cruz has an AL-best 39 home runs to go with 82 RBI and 76 runs. The outfielder is hitting a robust .321/.390/.615 with a little over a month left to play. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:20 pm
  • CarGo (knee) back in Rockies' lineup Wed.
    Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is back in the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Braves.

    Advice: Gonzalez missed Tuesday's game after making an early exit Monday with a nagging right knee injury. He will start in right field and bat third in his return Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:59 pm
  • Springer (wrist) aims for rehab this weekend
    George Springer (wrist) is on track to begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

    Advice: Springer has taken batting practice the last couple days and will do it again on Friday when he travels with the Astros to Minnesota. He's hoping to be activated by the Astros sometime next week. Springer has been sidelined since early July with a fractured right wrist. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:40 am
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  • Cruz pushes MLB homer lead to 38 in a win
    Nelson Cruz hit his 38th home run of the season, finishing 1-for-4 as the Mariners fended off the Athletics on Tuesday.

    Advice: Cruz got the Mariners on the board in the fourth inning, clubbing a solo home run to left-center off of Jesse Chavez. The defending home run champ is now four homers ahead of Josh Donaldson, Chris Davis, and Albert Pujols -- who each have 34 -- for the major league lead. Cruz has also knocked in 79 runs while batting .317/.386/.607. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:34 pm
  • Zimmerman leads Nats to win with a grand slam
    Ryan Zimmerman hit a grand slam in Tuesday's win against the Padres.

    Advice: Zimmerman's only hit in five at-bats was a sixth-inning grand slam off of Bud Norris that boosted the Nationals' lead to 8-2. It's his first homer since hitting two on August 9. Since then, he was batting only .189 (7-for-37). Zimmerman's numbers, overall, are still lackluster but the Nationals are hoping he can pick it up in time for a September playoff push. He's hitting .222/.296/.401 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:29 pm
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  • Jon Jay (wrist) nears rehab assignment
    Jon Jay (wrist) is on track to begin a rehab assignment at the end of the week.

    Advice: Jay took batting practice for the second straight day Tuesday and hasn't had any issues with his ailing left wrist. He's tracking toward a mid-September return for the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:50 pm
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  • Hicks (hamstring) running, hitting in cages
    Aaron Hicks (hamstring) has been running and hitting in the batting cage.

    Advice: Hicks is nearly a week removed from being placed on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain. The Twins remain hopeful that he'll be ready to go on September 3 when first eligible. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:46 pm
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    10:10 am vs CWS
     
  • Carlos Gonzalez (knee) available off bench
    Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that Carlos Gonzalez (knee) is "definitely available" off the bench Tuesday.

    Advice: He didn't start the game after exiting Monday's contest with a nagging right knee injury. The knee has bothered CarGo off and on for a few weeks but this is the first time he's missed a game because of it. "He's day to day, but he's definitely available," Weiss said. "I don't anticipate it being a major deal." Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:30 pm
  • Hanley confirms he's moving to 1B next year
    Hanley Ramirez acknowledged to reporters Tuesday that he is moving to first base next year.

    Advice: The first directive from new Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski, perhaps? Hanley was spotted taking grounders and making throws on Tuesday afternoon in Chicago and said after the workout that he could begin seeing starts at first base down the stretch this season. "I'm looking forward to it," said Hanley, who has been a disaster in left field. Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Rusney Castillo make up the outfield of the future in Boston. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:49 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez taking grounders at first base
    Hanley Ramirez took grounders and made throws at first base on Tuesday afternoon.

    Advice: Hanley has been a huge disappointment defensively in his first year as an everyday outfielder. An eventual move to first base makes sense for the former shortstop with Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Rusney Castillo lined up as Boston's outfield of the future. Ramirez is under contract with the Red Sox through 2018. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:29 pm
  • Maybin not in Tuesday's lineup
    Cameron Maybin is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rockies.

    Advice: He's likely just getting breather. Michael Bourn will start in center field and bat eighth while Nick Swisher will be in the No. 2 spot. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:02 pm
  • Trumbo homers but Mariners fall to the A's
    Mark Trumbo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 11-5 loss to the Athletics.

    Advice: Trumbo finished off the Mariners' five-run third inning with a solo home run to left field off of Evan Scribner. He's now on a seven-game hitting streak and has homered three times in his last four games. His numbers are still subpar, however, batting .246/.295/.398 with eight home runs and 24 RBI since joining the Mariners. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:41 pm
  • Gutierrez's 3-run HR not enough for Mariners
    Franklin Gutierrez hit a three-run home run in a 1-for-4 effort as the Mariners dropped Monday's game to the Athletics.

    Advice: Gutierrez struck the big blow in the Mariners' five-run third inning, drilling a three-run homer to center field off of Evan Scribner. He's been one of the best comeback stories of the year, batting .299/.339/.607 with eight home runs and 25 RBI in 115 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:35 pm
  • Carlos Gonzalez day-to-day with sore knee
    Carlos Gonzalez left Monday's game versus the Braves with right knee soreness.

    Advice: It's the same thing that forced him from a game last week. It didn't cost him any starts last week and the Rockies are listing Gonzalez day-to-day for the time being. The slugger was hitless in two plate appearances before exiting. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:06 pm
  • Trumbo (knee) goes 1-for-3 in return Sunday
    Mark Trumbo (knee) returned to the Mariners starting lineup on Sunday, going 1-for-3 plus a walk in a victory over the White Sox.

    Advice: Trumbo was scratched from the lineup on Saturday due to soreness in his left knee, but it appears to have been a very minor issue. He's hitting .249/.293/.437 with 16 homers and 46 RBI in 105 games between the Mariners and D'Backs this season. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 9:13 pm
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