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  • Dodgers designate Andy Wilkins for assignment
    Dodgers designated 1B Andy Wilkins for assignment.

    Advice: He was the roster casualty required to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Corey Seager. If he isn't claimed on waivers, he should continue to provide organizational depth at Triple-A. Today, 3:54 pm
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  • Shuck legs out go-ahead RBI triple
    J.B. Shuck went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit, two-run triple in Thursday afternoon's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Shuck's big two-run three-bagger came with the White Sox trailing 4-3 in the seventh inning. They wouldn't look back from their new-found lead. Nice hit off the bench for the backup outfielder, particularly given the fact that he's only seen 110 at-bats this season. In his limited role, he's hitting .282/.352/.373 with no home runs and 11 RBI. Today, 1:47 pm
  • Plouffe strikes out thrice in loss to CWS
    Trevor Plouffe went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk in Thursday afternoon's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Plouffe fanned in some big spots, notably with two runners on and one out in the seventh inning, as the Twins tried to claw their way back from a 6-4 deficit. They wouldn't score in that frame, ultimately losing by that score. The 29-year-old third baseman is slashing .242/.300/.434 with 18 homers and 73 RBI, though he entered the game hitting just .212/.258/.411 in 29 games since the All-Star Break. Today, 1:46 pm
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  • Rosario launches grand slam off Samardizja
    Eddie Rosario connected for a grand slam in the third inning of Thursday afternoon's 6-4 loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: An Eduardo Escobar infield single and a pair of walks issued by White Sox starter Jeff Samardizja set the stage for Rosario to work his grand salami magic with two outs in the third inning. The 23-year-old outfielder is posting one of the sneakier productive seasons in the bigs in 2015, as he maintains a .271/.291/.446 triple-slash with nine homers, 10 triples, 37 RBI and 10 steals. Today, 1:42 pm
    L, 6-4 vs ^ CWS
  • Kang not in Thursday's lineup
    Jung Ho Kang is not in Thursday's lineup against the Brewers.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against right-hander Taylor Jungmann. Jordy Mercer will start at shortstop and bat eighth. Today, 1:24 pm
  • Gomes batting fifth Thursday
    Jonny Gomes will bat fifth Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Gomes, who was acquired from the Braves earlier this week, will start in left field against southpaw Matt Boyd. The 34-year-old owns an .890 OPS against left-handed pitching this season and makes for an appealing play in daily formats. Today, 1:21 pm
  • Nationals' Taylor (knee) out again Thursday
    Michael Taylor (knee) is out again Thursday.

    Advice: Taylor was a late scratch from Wednesday's series finale against the Cardinals with ongoing discomfort in his right knee. It's not believed to be a serious injury -- the Nationals were calling it a bruise last week -- but Taylor clearly needs at least one more day of rest. Bryce Harper is in center field and Clint Robinson is in left field on Thursday night against the Braves. Today, 1:02 pm
  • Nationals activate Tyler Moore from the DL
    Nationals activated 1B/OF Tyler Moore from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Moore missed a little over two weeks with a left ankle sprain. The 28-year-old has batted just .200/.253/.347 in 162 plate appearances this season, but he'll provide some much-needed outfield depth for the Nationals in his return to the active roster on Thursday. Today, 11:57 am
    Top 7, 14-1 vs x Atl
  • Odor still feeling discomfort in right hand
    Rougned Odor acknowledged Wednesday that he's still experiencing discomfort in his right hand.

    Advice: Odor cracked the fingernail on his right middle finger last Tuesday and is having trouble on some throws, but he expects to play through the injury. "I feel good at the plate," Odor said. "Sometimes I feel it but not all the time. Sometimes I hit my finger on the other hand and I feel it. But not when I hit the ball." Today, 11:39 am
  • Yankees outright Cole Figueroa to Triple-A
    Yankees sent INF Cole Figueroa outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Figueroa was designated for assignment by the Yanks on September 1 and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 28-year-old has hit .299/.361/.368 this year in Triple-A. Today, 11:01 am
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  • Jose Peraza out 3-5 days with sore hamstring
    Jose Peraza will be out for at least the next 3-5 games due to a sore hamstring.

    Advice: It's part of the reason the Dodgers are calling up top infield prospect Corey Seager on Thursday. Pereza has impressed so far with Los Angeles, slashing .267/.353/.467 in 17 plate appearances. He was acquired from the Braves in July as part of the Hector Olivera trade. Today, 8:21 am
  • Kiermaier (ankle) returns to Rays' lineup
    Kevin Kiermaier (ankle) went 1-for-5 in his return to the Rays' starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kiermaier sat out Tuesday after spraining his right ankle in Monday night's series opener against the Orioles. The 25-year-old is batting just .260/.293/.416 in 127 games this season, but he has played game-changing defense in center field. And the metrics back that up. Today, 6:07 am
  • Gregor Blanco (neck) goes 0-for-4 in return
    Gregor Blanco (neck) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Giants' loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Blanco was held out of the Giants' starting lineup on Tuesday with some mild discomfort in his neck. The 31-year-old outfielder owns a relatively impressive .292/.372/.403 batting line in 109 games this season. Today, 5:55 am
  • 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). 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. Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Taylor (knee) a late scratch Wednesday
    Michael Taylor (knee) was a late scratch from the Nationals' lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Taylor was originally in the lineup for the series finale against the Cardinals, but he was replaced by Bryce Harper in center field shortly before the start of the game. Harper slid over from right field, Jayson Werth moved from left to right and Danny Espinosa, who wasn't previously in the lineup, got the start in left. The Nationals should provide an update on Taylor's status after the game. Yesterday, 4:27 pm
  • Kang doubles, homers in loss against Brewers
    Jung Ho Kang finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Kang hit his 13th home run in the top of the ninth inning, but the Pirates couldn't complete the comeback. The shortstop also doubled and scored in the fifth inning. It has been a solid debut for the 28-year-old South Korean, as he's now batting .290/.363/.466 with 49 RBI, 52 runs scored and five stolen bases in 111 games. Tuesday, 8:31 pm
  • Gregor Blanco nursing neck injury
    Gregor Blanco is dealing with some neck discomfort.

    Advice: It's not clear whether he's available off the bench Tuesday. Consider Blanco day-to-day. Tuesday, 5:25 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. Tuesday, 1:16 pm
  • Kiermaier (ankle) not in Rays' lineup Tuesday
    Kevin Kiermaier (ankle) won't play Tuesday night.

    Advice: Kiermaier sprained his right ankle on Monday night against the Orioles. He also made a fantastic catch to rob Manny Machado of a home run in that same game. The rangy center fielder should be fine in a few days. Brandon Guyer is in center Tuesday versus Baltimore. Tuesday, 1:02 pm
  • Yanks designate INF Figueroa for assignment
    Yankees designated INF Cole Figueroa for assignment.

    Advice: The move opens up a spot on the Yankees' 40-man roster. Figueroa, 28, has appeared in two games with the Yankees this season and was batting .299/.361/.368 over 118 games in Triple-A. Tuesday, 9:07 am
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  • Royals announce trade for Jonny Gomes
    Royals acquired OF Jonny Gomes and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for SS Luis Valenzuela.

    Advice: Gomes has batted just .221/.325/.364 on the season but entered play Monday with a .271/.375/.458 batting line in the second half. He should serve mainly as a pinch-hitting option versus left-handers down the stretch. Monday, 6:44 pm
  • Kevin Kiermaier exits with mild ankle sprain
    Kevin Kiermaier left Monday's game against the Orioles with a mild right ankle sprain.

    Advice: No word on whether it happened when he made a ridiculous catch in the first inning to rob Manny Machado of a home run. Consider Kiermaier day-to-day. Monday, 5:50 pm
  • Royals to acquire outfielder Jonny Gomes
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals have acquired Jonny Gomes from the Braves.

    Advice: CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says the Braves will receive infield prospect Luis Valenzuela in return, with the Braves also sending the Royals some cash. Gomes was in the Braves' lineup Monday but was pulled following the fifth inning after the trade was apparently agreed upon. He's hitting only .221/.325/.364 on the season but entered play Monday with a .271/.375/.458 batting line in the second half. He'll offer the Royals a nice pinch-hitting option versus lefties. Monday, 5:44 pm
  • Teams showing interest in Jonny Gomes
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that "a few teams" are showing interest in Jonny Gomes.

    Advice: Gomes could be a solid pinch-hitting option against lefties for a contending team down the stretch. He's hitting just .223/.327/.368 overall this season but has a .271/.375/.458 batting line since the All-Star break. Monday, 3:51 pm
  • Rougned Odor (finger) back in action Monday
    Rougned Odor (finger) is back in the Rangers' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It's Odor's first start since he cracked the fingernail on his right middle finger last Tuesday. The young infielder has hit .336/.369/.581 since returning from the minors. Monday, 2:30 pm
  • Michael Taylor (knee) goes 2-for-4 in return
    Michael Taylor (knee) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in his return to the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Taylor was held out for a couple games after bruising his right knee. The young outfielder is going to be an important player for the second-place Nationals down the stretch with Denard Span (hip) now ruled out for the remainder of the 2015 season. Taylor, 24, is batting .243/.292/.391 with 13 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 111 games this year at the major league level. Monday, 7:15 am
  • Kiermaier's homer the deciding factor vs. KC
    Kevin Kiermaier's solo home run was the deciding factor on Sunday as the Rays beat the Royals.

    Advice: Kiermaier broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning, slugging a solo home run to right field off of Luke Hochevar. He's put together a decent season, batting .261/.295/.420 with seven home runs, 31 RBI, 50 runs scored, and 16 stolen bases. He also leads the majors with 12 triples. Sunday, 1:29 pm
  • Rougned Odor (finger) held out again Sunday
    Rougned Odor (finger) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He was able to go through some pregame drills, suggesting his return is close. Hanser Alberto is filling in at second base again for Odor. Sunday, 9:15 am
  • Michael Taylor (knee) returns to Nats' lineup
    Michael Taylor (knee) is back in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Taylor didn't start the last couple games due to a bruised right knee. He was able to pinch-hit Saturday, though, and is back in the lineup Sunday. Sunday, 7:54 am
  • Michael Taylor (knee) appears as pinch-hitter
    Michael Taylor (knee) grounded out as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Taylor hasn't started the last two games due to a bruised right knee, but that he was able to pinch-hit is a good sign that he's close. He could be back in the lineup Sunday. Sunday, 5:24 am
  • Peraza swipes two bases, Dodgers top Cubs
    Jose Peraza went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases Saturday in the Dodgers' 5-2 defeat of the Cubs.

    Advice: Peraza singled, stole third base, and scored a run in the bottom of the third inning. In the bottom of the seventh inning, he smacked an RBI double and scored his second run of the game. In the eighth inning he reached on a fielder's choice and stole second. The young infield prospect can be a weapon as a pinch-runner down the stretch for Los Angeles and he'll be an intriguing daily fantasy play on days he starts. Saturday, 9:48 pm
  • Kiermaier cranks two-run homer
    Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a steal in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Kiermaier smacked a two-run homer off of Royals starter Kris Medlen in the fourth inning, his sixth homer of the season. He also recorded steal No. 16 in the contest. While he's hit well in April, June and August, his overall batting line is a pedestrian .261/.294/.413. Saturday, 6:40 pm
  • Michael Taylor (knee) remains sidelined
    Michael Taylor (knee) is not in the Nationals' starting lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

    Advice: He banged his right knee against the outfield wall in Thursday's win against San Diego. Denard Span's season-ending hip injury has opened up playing time for Taylor in center field. Bryce Harper will get the start there on Saturday. Saturday, 3:42 pm
  • Rougned Odor absent from Saturday's lineup
    Rougned Odor (finger) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Saturday against the Orioles.

    Advice: A cracked fingernail has kept him out since Tuesday. Hansen Alberto will grab another start at second base. With the rosters expanding in a few days, there's no need for Texas to place Odor on the disabled list. The 21-year-old has had a productive year, hitting .280 with a solid .479 slugging percentage. Saturday, 1:48 pm
  • Blanco reaches three times in win on Friday
    Gregor Blanco (hip) showed no signs of rust in his return to the Giants starting lineup on Friday, going 2-for-4 plus a walk in a victory over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Blanco had missed the previous two games due to a strained left hip. He has done a terrific job for the Giants this season, slashing .294/.378/.412 with three homers, 24 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 289 at-bats. Saturday, 5:19 am
  • Kang drives in two as Pirates beat Rockies
    Jung Ho Kang went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Pirates topped the Rockies 5-3 on Friday.

    Advice: Kang got the Bucs on the board with an RBI single in the first inning then extended their advantage with an RBI double in the third. What is turning out to be one of the best free agent acquisitions of the winter, Kang is hitting .294/.368/.463 with 12 homers and 48 RBI in what has been a fantastic rookie season. Friday, 7:39 pm
  • Dodgers recall Jose Peraza from Triple-A
    Dodgers recalled INF Jose Peraza from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: He would've been back with the club once rosters expand in September, but with the injury to Yasiel Puig he gets to return a couple of days early. He will provide infield depth down the stretch for the Dodgers. Friday, 4:21 pm
  • Odor (finger) out of Rangers' lineup again
    Rougned Odor (finger) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Odor hasn't played since cracking his right middle fingernail when he was hit by a grounder Tuesday. He did work out again prior to the game and should be back in there soon. Hanser Alberto is holding down second base again in Odor's place. Friday, 1:23 pm
  • Michael Taylor (knee) to miss a few games
    Michael Taylor (knee) is expected to be sidelined for a few days.

    Advice: The feeling is that Taylor didn't cause any major damage when he collided with the outfield wall Thursday, but he has a bad bruise on his right knee. He could wind up missing the entire weekend series against the Marlins. Matt den Dekker should handle center field for a few days. Friday, 11:32 am
  • X-rays come back negative for Taylor
    Michael Taylor (knee) is listed as day-to-day after being diagnosed with a right knee contusion on Thursday.

    Advice: Taylor was pulled from Thursday's game in the seventh inning after crashing into the outfield wall. Thankfully, he was able to avoid any significant injuries and should be cleared to return to the Nationals lineup at some point over the weekend. Thursday, 7:31 pm
  • Michael Taylor leaves game after collision
    Michael Taylor was removed from Thursday's game against the Padres after crashing into the outfield wall.

    Advice: Taylor was attempting to track down a deep drive off the bat of Melvin Upton when he leaped and crashed into the outfield wall at full speed. The injury is believed to have occurred to his right knee, though the severity is unknown at the moment. The Nationals should have an update on his status after the game. Thursday, 7:07 pm
  • Jung Ho Kang out of Pirates' lineup Thursday
    Jung Ho Kang is out of the Pirates' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Kang was also given a day off Tuesday. He's been worked hard in his first major league season and Jordy Mercer is back from his knee injury to take some of the reps at shortstop. Mercer will start there and bat eighth versus Miami on Thursday evening. Thursday, 12:26 pm
  • Gregor Blanco (hip) out of SF lineup Thursday
    Gregor Blanco (hip) is out of the Giants' starting lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Blanco was a late scratch from Wednesday's game with a left hip strain, but he felt good running in the outfield on Thursday morning and could be available off the bench already. Juan Perez is starting in center field and batting seventh on Thursday afternoon. Thursday, 11:13 am
  • Blanco a late scratch with left hip strain
    Gregor Blanco was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup with a left hip strain.

    Advice: Blanco was replaced in the lineup by Juan Perez. It's another blow to a team ravaged by injuries this year. The Giants should provide a clearer outlook on Blanco shortly. Wednesday, 6:01 pm
  • Odor hits 11th home run in loss to Blue Jays
    Rougned Odor went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Odor hit a solo homer in the second inning, his 11th home run of the season. Odor added an RBI double in the fourth. The second baseman is having a strong sophomore campaign, batting .280/.333/.479 with 43 RBI and 38 runs scored in 87 games. Tuesday, 9:20 pm
  • Kiermaier nabs three hits, two steals vs. MIN
    Kevin Kiermaier went 3-for-5 with two stolen bases and an RBI in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kiermaier had an RBI single in the third inning, one of three singles on the night. The 25-year-old has oscillated between good and bad months, batting .306 in April, .173 in May, .314 in June, .200 in July and now .310 this month through Tuesday's game. Kiermaier is hitting .255/.288/.400 with 47 runs scored, 28 RBI and 15 steals on the year. Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Rosario triples, homers in win over Rays
    Eddie Rosario went 2-for-5 with a triple and a home run in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: The triple was Rosario's 10th of the season, second in the majors only to Kevin Kiermaier. He also has eight home runs after Tuesday's solo shot. The 23-year-old is having a quietly steady debut season, batting .276/.298/.454 in 89 games. Tuesday, 8:24 pm
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  • X-rays on Rougned Odor's finger are negative
    X-rays on Rougned Odor's right middle finger came back negative.

    Advice: Odor's fingers got bloodied up when it was hit by a grounder Tuesday, but it appears he just has a laceration. Consider him day-to-day. Tuesday, 7:36 pm
  • Rougned Odor exits game with hand injury
    Rougned Odor left Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays after being hit on the right hand by a grounder.

    Advice: The tip of Odor's right middle finger was noticeably bloody as he was lifted from the contest. He's being sent for an X-ray, although the Rangers are saying it's just precautionary. Tuesday, 6:57 pm
  • Kang not in Tuesday's lineup
    Jung Ho Kang is out of the Pirates' lineup Tuesday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Jordy Mercer will make the start at shortstop and bat eighth. Kang has had a strong rookie season, but it looks like fantasy owners will have to watch the lineup card closely down the stretch. Tuesday, 12:16 pm
  • Moore (ankle) to begin rehab stint Tuesday
    Tyler Moore (ankle) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Potomac.

    Advice: Moore suffered a left ankle sprain last week, but he should be back in September. The 28-year-old is batting .200/.253/.347 with four home runs and 22 RBI over 162 plate appearances this season. Tuesday, 10:49 am
    Top 7, 14-1 vs x Atl
  • Gomes homers, knocks in 3 to beat the Rockies
    Jonny Gomes went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a two-run home run to help the Braves beat the Rockies on Monday.

    Advice: Gomes gave the Braves a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning with a two-run blast off of Jorge De La Rosa. He'd add an RBI single in the fifth to extend the Braves' lead to 4-2. It was Gomes' first start since August 15. The veteran has had his moments, but has largely been unimpressive, batting .214/.320/.348 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 219 plate appearances. Monday, 7:08 pm
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