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  • C.J. Cron knocks in five runs
    C.J. Cron drove in five runs with a single, a triple and a double in Friday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Cron was supposed to see a reduced role after the Angels picked up two left-handed hitters before the deadline, but he kept hitting and David Dejesus didn't, allowing him to return to regular duty. He's at least a fringe mixed leaguer at the moment. 29 minutes ago
    W, 5-2 vs ^ Tex
  • Joey Gallo fans twice in loss
    Joey Gallo went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a walk against the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: As mediocre as Gallo was in Triple-A, it's hard to see why the Rangers would play him over Will Venable, a superior defensive left fielder. Gallo also struck out all three times up in his first start back in the majors Wednesday. He'll be a bit player in September unless he can get hot in a hurry. 31 minutes ago
    L, 5-2 ^ @LAA
  • Pagan's RBI single brings home only SF run
    Angel Pagan went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Pagan drew the Giants to within 2-1 via his RBI single in the sixth inning, but neither team would score again in the game. A right knee injury sidelined him in the middle of August, but he was activated from the disabled list on September 1. Given his .261/.293/.309 batting line, his return offers no fantasy impact. 58 minutes ago
  • De La Rosa dazzles Giants over seven innings
    Jorge De La Rosa pitched a gem for the second start in a row, limiting the Giants to one run on six hits over seven innings in Friday's 2-1 win.

    Advice: De La Rosa shutout the Pirates in his last start and almost did likewise to the Giants. The only run to score against him on Friday came home on an RBI single by Angel Pagan in the sixth inning. In addition to the one run allowed, he also struck out seven without walking a batter. The veteran southpaw will carry a 4.24 ERA and 1.37 WHIP into his next outing, a Thursday afternoon road showdown with the Padres. Today, 9:47 pm
  • Pair of solo homers sink Heston
    Chris Heston pitched well outside of a pair of mistakes in Friday's loss to the Rockies, allowing two runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Heston probably couldn't have guessed that the Rockies would hold the Giants to just one run, but these things happen. For his part, the 27-year-old right-hander coughed up back-to-back solo homers to Carlos Gonzalez and Nolan Arenado in the first inning. That was all he allowed, but he dropped to 11-9 anyway. Heston's currently pitching to a 3.54 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. He's not a lock to remain in the rotation and the possibility of the team moving him to the bullpen remains. Today, 9:41 pm
    L, 2-1 ^ @Col
  • Cervelli finishes with pair of singles in win
    Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk and a strikeout in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Cervelli's RBI single in the eighth inning pushed the Pirate advantage to 5-0. Over the course of 366 at-bats, the veteran backstop has hit to a surprisingly competent number at .298/.374/.413. He's also driven in 38 runs, which ties his career-high set back in 2010 when he played for the Yankees. Today, 9:34 pm
  • Happ rocks Cardinals with three-hitter
    J.A. Happ was superb in Friday's 9-3 win over the Cardinals, tossing seven innings of shutout ball.

    Advice: Happ turned in a fantastic start, no caveats. He threw 72 of his 110 pitches for strikes, struck out eight and allowed just three singles over his seven inning of work. Since joining the Pirates in early August, Happ's been brilliant, surrendering just six runs over 34 1/3 innings. That works out to a 1.57 ERA. He'll try to continue this unexpected run of extreme competence in a road start against the Reds next time he toes the rubber. Today, 9:15 pm
    W, 9-3 ^ @StL
  • Conger crushes grand slam to down Twins
    Hank Conger went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and five total RBI in Friday's 8-0 win over the Twins.

    Advice: Conger blew open a 3-0 game in the fourth inning, stepping to the plate with the bases juiced and unloading on a Mike Pelfrey offering for a grand slam. He also added an RBI single in the eighth inning, just for fun. For a backup catcher, Conger's done a very nice job, particularly in terms of power. The 27-year-old is hitting .220/.314/.457 with 10 homers and 27 RBI over 164 at-bats. Today, 9:11 pm
  • Rasmus hits two-run homer to help beat Twins
    Colby Rasmus went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a strikeout in Friday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Rasmus took a Mike Pelfrey offering for a ride with a runner on in the second inning. It was his 18th bomb of the season. While the power numbers are on-point, his overall triple-slash is considerably lacking in terms of average, as he's hitting just .230/.298/.449. Today, 9:05 pm
    W, 8-0 vs ^ Min
  • Drew Hutchison has rare off-night at home
    Drew Hutchison had a rare off-night at the Rogers Centre on Friday, surrendering six runs on nine hits over his five innings of work.

    Advice: He struck out two and didn't issue a walk in the contest. While Hutchison's overall numbers on the season aren't impressive, he entered Friday's start with an 11-1 mark and 2.47 ERA at home. His biggest problem Friday was his inability to keep the ball in the yard, serving up a pair of homers to Chris Davis and a solo shot to Matt Wieters. He'll look to get back on track on Wednesday against the Red Sox in Boston. Today, 7:33 pm
  • Tony Sipp nursing oblique injury
    Tony Sipp has been sent for tests due to an oblique/back injury.

    Advice: Losing Sipp would be a blow for the Astros, as he's been terrific this season with a 2.14 ERA and 50/13 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 frames. More should be known on his status later this weekend. Today, 2:14 pm
  • Justin Morneau activated from disabled list
    Rockies activated 1B Justin Morneau from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: It's cool to see Morneau make it back this season after battling more concussion issues as well as a neck injury for much of the year. The Rockies will surely be careful with him down the stretch, though. He's starting at first base Friday. Today, 1:41 pm
    60-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs ^ SF
  • Miguel Gonzalez (shoulder, elbow) goes on DL
    Orioles placed RHP Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 31, with right shoulder and elbow inflammation.

    Advice: The move was made so that Jorge Rondon could be added to the roster, as he was sent down fewer than 10 days ago. Gonzalez hopes to return before the end of the season, but it's not a given. Mike Wright is taking his spot in the rotation. Today, 12:45 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 10-2 @Tor
  • Logan Darnell recalled from Triple-A
    Twins recalled LHP Logan Darnell from Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Darnell put up a 2.78 ERA while splitting his time between starting and relieving at Rochester this season. The Twins will use him in long relief. Today, 9:14 am
  • Elvis Araujo moved to 60-day DL
    Phillies transferred LHP Elvis Araujo from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Brian Bogusevic. Araujo is out for the season with a strained left groin. Today, 8:03 am
    60-Day DL
    L, 7-5 @Bos
  • Chris Heston to start for Giants on Friday
    Chris Heston will start for the Giants on Friday against the Rockies in Colorado.

    Advice: Giants manager Bruce Bochy had given consideration to starting Tim Hudson in his place, but opted to stick with the young right hander. If he has another rough outing though, he could be shifted to the bullpen. Yesterday, 4:00 pm
    L, 2-1 ^ @Col
  • Gonzalez expected to be placed on DL
    Miguel Gonzalez (elbow, shoulder) is expected to be placed on the disabled list Friday.

    Advice: Gonzalez felt discomfort in both his shoulder and elbow following his most recent start on Sunday, but tests revealed only inflammation. Still, he's going to get an extended rest. The 31-year-old has struggled to the tune of a 7.46 ERA over his last seven starts, so that's probably a good thing. Yesterday, 2:30 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 10-2 @Tor
  • Weiss: Morneau (concussion) 'close' to return
    Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Justin Morneau (concussion) is "definitely close" to returning to the lineup.

    Advice: Morneau is back with the Rockies and tried to talk his way into the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks. Morneau hasn't played since the middle of May due to concussion symptoms, but it sounds as though his return is imminent. Wednesday, 3:43 pm
    60-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs ^ SF
  • 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. Wednesday, 6:26 am
    L, 5-2 ^ @LAA
  • Gonzalez's MRIs show only inflammation
    MRIs on Miguel Gonzalez's right elbow and shoulder showed only inflammation.

    Advice: Gonzalez has dealt with shoulder soreness for a little while and thinks he might have caused an elbow injury but compensating for it. However, the good news is that he's not dealing with any structural issues. The right-hander is expected to miss at least one turn but should rejoin the Orioles' rotation at some point later this month. Tuesday, 4:46 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 10-2 @Tor
  • Angel Pagan activated from disabled list
    Giants activated OF Angel Pagan from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Pagan has been out since mid-August with a nagging right knee issue. How often he'll be healthy enough to play down the stretch remains to be seen, but he's ready to give it a go. Tuesday, 4:04 pm
  • Gonzalez (shoulder, elbow) to undergo MRIs
    Miguel Gonzalez will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder and right elbow on Tuesday.

    Advice: Orioles manager Buck Showalter noted prior to Monday's game that Gonzalez had some soreness in "a couple places," and now we know more specifics. He already had a cortisone shot in his shoulder and will have both body parts examined to see if he's dealing with an structural damage. Gonzalez likely would have already been placed on the disabled list if roster expansion wasn't a day away. He figures to miss at least one start. Monday, 7:32 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 10-2 @Tor
  • Elvis Araujo (groin) out for the season
    Elvis Araujo (groin) is not expected to return this season.

    Advice: The Phillies simply don't want to push the young left-hander. "I think [we're exercising] an overabundance of caution," assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said. "He's done very well, and he's got a chance to be a piece for us going forward. There's no reason to take any unneeded chances with him." Araujo held a 3.38 ERA with 34 strikeouts over 34 2/3 innings with the Phils this season. Monday, 5:16 pm
    60-Day DL
    L, 7-5 @Bos
  • Morneau (concussion) to be re-evaluated Thurs
    Justin Morneau (concussion) will be re-evaluated by the Rockies on Thursday.

    Advice: It's possible he'll be activated at that time if the Rockies deem him fit to return to action. Morneau hasn't played since mid-May due to a concussion and cervical neck sprain, but he went 4-for-9 in three rehab games with Double-A New Britain over the weekend. Monday, 3:16 pm
    60-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs ^ SF
  • Miguel Gonzalez dealing with some soreness
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday that Miguel Gonzalez is nursing some soreness in "a couple places."

    Advice: The skipper wouldn't offer any more details but did say that trainer Richie Bancells was a little concerned and it's possible Gonzalez's next start could be affected. More should be known about the righty's situation later this week. Monday, 1:48 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 10-2 @Tor
  • Heston struggles in return to rotation
    Chris Heston was lit up in his return to the Giant rotation on Sunday, allowing five runs on nine hits over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Heston struck out just one. A three-run first inning put him in an early hole and he was never able to work his way back from that. With Matt Cain injured, Heston slots back into the rotation and returns to his 3.56 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 111/48 K/BB ratio over 149 1/3 innings. Up next on his schedule, a road start against the Rockies. Sunday, 4:15 pm
    L, 2-1 ^ @Col
  • Rangers tag Gonzalez for four runs
    Miguel Gonzalez pitched into the sixth inning in Sunday's loss to the Rangers, yielding four runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 frames.

    Advice: Gonzalez struck out three and walked two as the Rangers dinged him for two runs in the first, one in the third and one in the sixth. The 31-year-old right-hander has now surrendered three or more runs in seven of his nine starts since the All-Star Break. He'll carry a 4.85 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 106/48 K/BB ratio (over 141 innings) into his next start, a road tilt with the Blue Jays offensive doom machine. Sunday, 2:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 10-2 @Tor
  • De La Rosa spins diamonds against Pirates
    Jorge De La Rosa pitched beautifully in Sunday's win over the Pirates, firing six innings of scoreless ball.

    Advice: De La Rosa allowed just four hits while striking out seven and walking one on the afternoon. The Pirates couldn't even find an extra-base hit against the 34-year-old southpaw. For the season, he's the owner of a 4.40 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. He'll try to duplicate Sunday's results in a home date with the Giants next time out. Sunday, 1:39 pm
  • Happ holds Rockies to one run
    J.A. Happ limited the damage in Saturday's win over the Rockies, tossing 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

    Advice: Happ scattered five hits while striking out two and walking one, with the only run scoring on a Charlie Blackmon RBI fielder's choice in the third inning. In five starts with the Pirates, he's pitched to a 1.98 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 24/7 K/BB ratio over 27 1/3 innings. His upcoming road start against the Cardinals figures to represent a worthy challenge to those strong numbers. Saturday, 7:21 pm
    W, 9-3 ^ @StL
  • Drew Hutchison cruises to victory at home
    Drew Hutchison cruised to an easy victory over the Tigers on Saturday, allowing just one run on six hits over seven strong innings.

    Advice: Hutchison racked up seven strikeouts on the afternoon and didn't issue a walk. The only scoring against him came on a fielder's choice that was nearly a double play in the third inning. His home and away splits continue to boggle the mind as he's now 11-1 with a 2.47 ERA in the hitter's paradise that is the Rogers Centre, while compiling an unfathomable 9.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP over 11 starts away from home. Fantasy owners can safely roll him out again on Friday when he takes on the Orioles in Toronto. Saturday, 1:34 pm
  • Morneau goes 1-for-2 in first rehab game
    Justin Morneau (concussion) went 1-for-2 in his first minor league rehab game with Double-A New Britain on Friday.

    Advice: Morneau hasn't played since mid-May due to the concussion and cervical neck sprain, but he isn't ready to give up on the 2015 season just yet. He'll play in a few more games in the minor leagues before he's re-evaluated on Thursday. If he indeed returns this season, it would be a hit to the fantasy value of Ben Paulsen. Saturday, 8:44 am
    60-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs ^ SF
  • Blue Jays recall Hutchison from Triple-A
    Blue Jays recalled RHP Drew Hutchison from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Hutchison will return to the rotation on Saturday against the Tigers. The 24-year-old hurler sits at 12-2 on the season despite a 5.06 ERA and 1.44 WHIP through 131 2/3 innings in his first 24 starts. Saturday, 7:07 am
  • Giants recall Chris Heston from Triple-A
    Giants recalled RHP Chris Heston from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Heston will return to the Giants rotation on Sunday, taking the place of the injured Matt Cain. The right-hander owns a 3.34 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 110/48 K/BB ratio across 145 2/3 innings on the season. Friday, 4:39 pm
    L, 2-1 ^ @Col
  • Angel Pagan won't return until Tuesday
    Angel Pagan (knee) will remain on his minor league rehab assignment through the weekend and will rejoin the Giants when rosters expand on Tuesday.

    Advice: Pagan had been scheduled to return on Friday, but the club has opted to give him a few more days rather than rushing him. He has been shelved since August 10 with tendinitis in his right knee. Friday, 4:30 pm
  • Heston to start on Sunday in Cain's place
    Chris Heston is expected to start on Sunday versus the Cardinals.

    Advice: It had been the struggling Matt Cain's spot. Heston won't have spent the required 10 days in the minors by Sunday, so the Giants will have to create a phantom injury for someone (likely Cain). The righty was sent down a week ago as a means to cut down his workload, as he didn't make any appearances in the minors. Friday, 3:03 pm
    L, 2-1 ^ @Col
  • Elvis Araujo (groin) placed on DL
    Phillies placed LHP Elvis Araujo on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin.

    Advice: Araujo suffered the injury during an appearance Thursday. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Friday, 11:57 am
    60-Day DL
    L, 7-5 @Bos
  • Morneau (concussion) set for rehab assignment
    Justin Morneau (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A New Britain on Friday.

    Advice: Morneau hasn't played since mid-May due to a concussion and a cervical neck sprain, but he's been slowly but surely progressing of late and is ready to test things out in game action. He'll play in three contests for New Britain before being re-evaluated. It's not clear whether the Rockies have a target date for Morneau's return. Friday, 11:14 am
    60-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs ^ SF
  • Cervelli (feet) triples, scores in return
    Francisco Cervelli (feet) tripled and scored a run in his return to action Thursday.

    Advice: Cervelli sat out Wednesday's game after injuring both of his feet Tuesday, but he'll be fine. He's sporting a nifty .306/.374/.428 batting line for the Bucs. Friday, 5:36 am
  • Angel Pagan expected to return on Friday
    Angel Pagan (knee) is expected to be activated from the disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Pagan has been on the shelf since August 10 due to tendinitis in his right knee. The 34-year-old is hitting .258/.290/.308 with no homers and 26 RBI in his 102 contests this season. Thursday, 8:29 pm
  • Elvis Araujo leaves with strained groin
    Elvis Araujo was forced to leave Thursday's contest against the Mets with a strained left groin.

    Advice: The left-hander faced just one batter, to whom he issued a walk, before the injury struck. The severity of the injury isn't yet known, but a trip to the disabled list could be in the cards. Thursday, 8:24 pm
    60-Day DL
    L, 7-5 @Bos
  • Pagan (knee) not in Giants' lineup Thursday
    Angel Pagan (knee) is not in the Giants' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Pagan took an early flight from Omaha to San Francisco on Thursday morning and will probably be given a full day of rest before returning to the Giants' active roster on Friday. Juan Perez is in center field in Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Cubs. Pagan has been on the disabled list since August 10. Thursday, 10:54 am
  • Pagan (knee) set to be activated Thursday
    Angel Pagan (knee) will play in a final rehab game Wednesday before being activated on Thursday.

    Advice: Pagan has been on a rehab assignment since Sunday and the reports have obviously been good. The outfielder's return will be a boost to the Giants, who have lost five of their last six games heading into Wednesday's contest against the Cubs. The 34-year-old is hitting .258/.290/.308 in 102 games this year. Wednesday, 5:19 pm
  • Francisco Cervelli (feet) sitting out Wed.
    Francisco Cervelli (feet) is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Cervelli fouled a ball off his right foot and jammed his left food during Tuesday's game. He's expected to be fine, but it's no surprise he's getting a breather in this one. Chris Stewart is behind the plate. Wednesday, 1:05 pm
  • Gonzalez chased in the fifth, takes 10th loss
    Miguel Gonzalez lasted only 4 1/3 innings, giving up three runs in a loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gonzalez served up a solo home run to Kendrys Morales in the second inning and the Royals used a pair of walks and a pair of singles to plate two in the third. On the evening, the right-hander gave up six hits and three walks while striking out one in the effort. Gonzalez has had a forgettable second half and now carries a disappointing 4.78 ERA with a 1.37 WHIP and a 103/46 K/BB ratio over 135 2/3 innings. He'll try to salvage his August, wrapping up a road trip in Texas against the Rangers. Tuesday, 10:14 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 10-2 @Tor
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