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  • Luke Weaver strikes out 10 Brewers
    Luke Weaver fanned 10 while allowing three runs in six innings Wednesday against the Brewers.

    Advice: It's Weaver's second 10-strikeout game as a pro; his previous one came in his season debut in Double-A this year. He's fanned 26 in 21 innings as a major leaguer, which is a really nice surprise. It bodes well for him holding off the challenge from Alex Reyes and finishing the year in the Cardinals rotation. Rotoworld.com 46 minutes ago
  • Mets acquire RP Fernando Salas from Halos
    Mets acquired RHP Fernando Salas from the Angels for RHP Erik Manoah.

    Advice: Salas owns an underwhelming 4.47 ERA and 45/19 K/BB ratio in 56 1/3 innings this season, but he had been operating as the Angels' closer for the last few weeks with both Huston Street (knee) and Cam Bedrosian (armpit) on the shelf. The 31-year-old right-hander will move into a setup role in New York. Manoah, 20, was sitting on a 5.37 ERA through 62 innings this year with Low-A Brooklyn. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:38 pm
  • Orioles transfer Rickard (thumb) to 60-day DL
    Orioles transferred OF Joey Rickard from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: This should just be considered a paperwork move. The hope is still that Rickard will be able to help the big league club in September. He will have his thumb -- currently in a splint -- reexamined on Friday. The 25-year-old outfielder was initially sidelined after tearing a ligament in his thumb in a collision with the wall near the end of July. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:34 pm
    60-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs Tor
     
  • Neil Walker will likely undergo back surgery
    Mets manager Terry Collins said that Neil Walker will "probably" undergo surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.

    Advice: The Mets' dark, injury-riddled season continues. Walker was diagnosed with a herniated disc in his back earlier on Wednesday and while the second baseman wanted to play through the injury, it was causing him numbness in his foot and leg. After seeking a second opinion, it was determined that surgery would be the best course of action. Walker will miss the remainder of the 2016 season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:24 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-2 vs Mia
     
  • Santana goes 2-for-4 with a bomb on Wed.
    Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: He smoked a solo homer in the fourth inning and extended the Tribe's five-run fifth inning with an RBI single. With his .245/.346/.471 slash line he is more valuable in on-base percentage leagues than in standard batting average leagues. He is sitting on 28 home runs, 66 RBI and 69 runs scored in 129 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:17 pm
  • Posey picks up RBI double as Giants beat ARI
    Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and two total RBI in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Posey opened the scoring when he notched an RBI double off Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller in the first inning. He would also loft a sacrifice fly in the seventh. The rock-of-a-backstop is slashing .296/.373/.453 with 12 homers and 62 RBI over 426 at-bats. He has recorded at least one hit in seven of his last eight games. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:29 pm
    W, 4-2 vs Ari
     
  • Turner picks up pair of singles in shutout L
    Justin Turner went 2-for-4 in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: As a team, the Dodgers managed just six hits against Tyler Anderson and company. Turner was the only player to pick up more than one knock. The 31-year-old third baseman is hitting to a .273/.336/.502 triple-slash with 24 homers and 76 RBI over 454 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:00 pm
    L, 7-0 @Col ; W, 10-8 @Col
     
  • Bud Norris to start second game of DH
    Bud Norris will start the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

    Advice: Rich Hill was expected to start that second game, but was scratched due to a lingering blister. While Norris will take his place in Game 2, manager Dave Roberts said that this will be a "bullpen game," meaning that Norris likely won't be asked to pitch very deep. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:42 pm
    L, 7-0 @Col ; W, 10-8 @Col
     
  • Rays option Tim Beckham to AAA Durham
    Rays optioned INF Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Beckham failed to hustle home on what should have been an RBI base hit off the bat of Kevin Kiermaier in the top of the fourth inning Wednesday at Fenway Park. Kiermaier was tagged out at second base for the final out of the frame, before Beckham could score what would have been the Rays' fifth run. They went on to lose 8-6. Rotoworld.com Today, 3:32 pm
    L, 8-6 @Bos
     
  • Tyson Ross feels more shoulder discomfort
    Tyson Ross felt discomfort in his injured shoulder following his first rehab start last week.

    Advice: Ross has been on the shelf for almost the entirety of the 2016 season due to right shoulder inflammation. While he had finally progressed to starting into a rehab assignment, that progress has been at least momentarily halted after he reported minor discomfort. Ross threw off flat ground on Wednesday. Despite this setback, the Padres are still hopeful he will be able to return at some point during September. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:43 pm
    60-Day DL
    L, 8-1 @Atl
     
  • Danny Santana (shoulder) to miss remainder
    Danny Santana (shoulder) will miss the rest of the 2016 season.

    Advice: Santana has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 left shoulder sprain following a Sunday collision with teammate Robbie Grossman. The bum wing won't require surgery, so the 25-year-old outfielder should be 100 percent by the beginning of spring training next February. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:34 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 8-4 @Cle
     
  • Orioles scoop up Drew Stubbs after cut
    Orioles claimed OF Drew Stubbs off irrevocable release waivers.

    Advice: Stubbs was released by the Rangers after turning down an assignment to Triple-A Round Rock several days ago. He was hitting .259/.343/.414 over 67 plate appearances with the Rangers prior to his release. There is no fantasy intrigue here. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:20 pm
    L, 5-3 vs Tor
     
  • Tillman (shoulder) throws off flat ground
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) felt good after throwing off flat ground on Wednesday.

    Advice: Manager Buck Showalter said on Tuesday that the Orioles are hoping that Tillman will be able to begin throwing off the mound by the weekend. He has been battling inflammation in his right shoulder and was placed on the disabled list on August 20. The team was initially shooting for a September 10 return, but that looks unlikely given that he is still taking part in flat-ground work. A mid-to-late September reunion with the big league club is more probable at this juncture. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:39 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs Tor
     
  • Braves to skip Aaron Blair next rotation turn
    Aaron Blair will be skipped over next time through the rotation.

    Advice: Blair was lit up for five runs on eight hits in four tough innings against the Giants in his last start. The Braves would like the 24-year-old right-hander to focus on his mechanics out of the spotlight and have yet to announce when he will make his next start. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:25 pm
  • Surgery an option for Neil Walker back injury
    Mets manager Terry Collins said that the herniated disc in Neil Walker's back could require surgery.

    Advice: Walker would like to keep playing through the herniated disc, but he is experiencing numbness in his foot and leg due to the injury. He is seeking a second opinion, which should shed more light on whether or not he will need to undergo a season-ending surgical procedure. Wilmer Flores figures to continue to fill in for him at second base until all this is sorted out. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:10 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-2 vs Mia
     
  • David Robertson takes loss versus Tigers
    David Robertson took a loss Wednesday after yielding a walkoff RBI sacrifice fly to Tyler Collins in the bottom of the ninth inning at Detroit's Comerica Park.

    Advice: Robertson was called on with the game tied 2-2 and couldn't push it to extras, surrendering a leadoff double to JaCoby Jones and the sac fly to Collins one batter later. Robertson has produced a disappointing 3.79 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 54 2/3 innings this season out of the White Sox bullpen. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:09 pm
  • Aaron Sanchez recalled, starting Wednesday
    Blue Jays recalled RHP Aaron Sanchez from High-A Dunedin.

    Advice: Sanchez will return to the Blue Jays' starting rotation on Wednesday night against the Orioles after spending 10 days in the minors as a way to curtail his overall workload. It's not clear what the exact plan is for him in September. There should be more information on that front soon. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:32 pm
  • Jays option RP Bo Schultz to Buffalo
    Blue Jays optioned RHP Bo Schultz to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Schultz has a 4.15 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 13 innings this season out of the Toronto bullpen. He'll probably be brought back when Buffalo wraps up its schedule. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:30 pm
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    W, 5-3 @Bal
     
  • Jordan Zimmermann (lat) sharp at AAA level
    Jordan Zimmermann (lat) worked four scoreless innings Wednesday in a rehab start with Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Zimmermann yielded just one hit and one walk while striking out four. He was also sharp in a rehab start last Friday, tossing 3 2/3 scoreless frames. The right-hander should be cleared to return to the Tigers' starting rotation early next week after missing a month with a strained lat muscle. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:11 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 3-2 vs CWS
     
  • Alfaro tallies 14th homer in Tuesday's win
    Phillies C prospect Jorge Alfaro broke out for three hits Tuesday in a win for Double-A Reading.

    Advice: He homered and drove in a pair of runs as the Fightin Phils squeezed by with a 7-6 win over Portland. He's gone 6-for-13 with four RBI in three games since coming back from a brief stint in the major leagues. Alfaro has impressed this season, hitting .285 with 14 HR and 65 RBI in 93 games for Reading. Alfaro didn't see the field during his stint in Philadelphia last weekend. That should change when rosters expand in a few days. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:09 pm
    Not Active
    L, 2-1 vs Was
     
  • Tyson Ross (shoulder) moved to 60-day DL
    Padres transferred RHP Tyson Ross from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: It's a procedural move to open a 40-man roster spot for catcher Hector Sanchez, who was brought up from Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday. Ross struggled in his first rehab start last Thursday with High-A Lake Elsinore and might not make it back to the Padres until mid-to-late September. He's been out since early April with a shoulder injury. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:45 am
    60-Day DL
    L, 8-1 @Atl
     
  • Span (neck) out of Giants lineup Wednesday
    Denard Span (neck) is not in the Giants' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon.

    Advice: Span made an early exit from Tuesday's game due to a stiff neck. Gorkys Hernandez is starting in center field and batting eighth for the Giants on Wednesday versus Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:47 am
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-2 vs Ari
     
  • Neil Walker diagnosed with a herniated disc
    Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that Neil Walker has been diagnosed with a herniated disc.

    Advice: The injury is causing weakness in Walker's lower body. The second baseman has pledged to continue playing through the injury and doctors have OK'd that plan, but he's likely to need regular days off down the stretch. Wilmer Flores started at second base for the Mets on Tuesday night against the Marlins. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:26 am
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-2 vs Mia
     
  • Ziegler (flu) remains unavailable on Wed.
    Brad Ziegler (flu) remains unavailable Wednesday.

    Advice: And he won't fly on the team charter to the West Coast after Wednesday's game, though the Red Sox are hoping he can make that trip on his own Friday. Ziegler has been fighting a bad case of the flu, so the Red Sox are keeping him away from their other players. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:56 am
    Day-to-Day
    W, 8-6 vs TB
     
  • Tanaka gives up two runs before rain delay
    Masahiro Tanaka allowed two runs over five innings in a rain-shortened start Tuesday against the Royals.

    Advice: Tanaka was at 71 pitches when the rain came, and after the delay he was out of the game. It was a shame, as he'd allowed just four hits without issuing a walk and seemed on his way to another strong outing. The no-decision leaves his record at 11-4, and the right-hander owns a 3.12 ERA and 1.06 WHIP through 27 starts this year. A matchup with the division-rival Blue Jays is up next for Tanaka on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Denard Span forced out due to a stiff neck
    Denard Span left Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks due to a stiff neck.

    Advice: Span saw three at-bats before Gorkys Hernandez took over in center for the veteran outfielder midway through the game. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward. The Giants will reevaluate him on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:59 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-2 vs Ari
     
  • Odor wins wild affair with walk-off homer
    Rougned Odor hit a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday to give the Rangers an 8-7 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Odor finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored, but it was his last hit that loomed the largest. After a leadoff single by Adrian Beltre, Odor drove a low offering from Edwin Diaz to straightaway center to give the Rangers the come-from-behind victory. Odor has 25 homers and 67 RBI this year, and he's hitting .272/.294/.491 overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Diaz serves up walk-off homer against Rangers
    Edwin Diaz gave up a two-run, walk-off home run in the ninth inning to suffer a blown save against the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Diaz walked two but avoided trouble in the eighth inning, but he wasn't so lucky in the ninth. Protecting a one-run lead, he yielded a single to Adrian Beltre before Rougned Odor sent a 97-mph fastball into the Texas night. It's not the first time Mariners manager Scott Servais has asked the 22-year-old to get more than three outs in a save -- he recorded a five-out save his last time out, in fact -- but this time it backfired. It was the first such blown save for Diaz, who still owns a strong 2.56 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 70/15 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings of work. He should get back on the horse in short order. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Dansby Swanson drives in career-high three
    Dansby Swanson had an RBI single and two-RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: It was the first multi-RBI game of the young shortstop's career. Swanson didn't seem to be ready for the majors when he was promoted earlier this month, but he's held his own so far with a .300/.326/.350 batting line. We still wouldn't trust him in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • Ziegler day-to-day with flu symptoms
    Brad Ziegler was unavailable Tuesday due to the flu.

    Advice: He was sent home before the game, an eventual 4-3 loss to the Rays. Ziegler is day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:34 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 8-6 vs TB
     
  • Tillman (shoulder) nearing mound work
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he's hopeful Chris Tillman (shoulder) will be ready to begin throwing off a mound by the weekend.

    Advice: But that rules him out for a previously-anticipated September 10 return to the Orioles' starting rotation. Tillman has been on the disabled list since August 20 because of inflammation in his right shoulder. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:37 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs Tor
     
  • Collins: 'Lot of concern' about Walker's back
    Mets manager Terry Collins acknowledged Tuesday that "there's a lot of concern" about Neil Walker's injured back.

    Advice: Walker is missing his third straight start Tuesday against the Marlins with a back injury that has bothered him since August. Collins suggested that the second baseman might not be able to operate as an everyday player down the stretch. Wilmer Flores is at second base and batting sixth Tuesday versus Miami righty Tom Koehler. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:05 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-2 vs Mia
     
  • Santana won't need surgery on shoulder
    Danny Santana will not require surgery on his left shoulder.

    Advice: Santana suffered a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder in a collision with teammate Robbie Grossman on Sunday. An exam on Monday confirmed the initial diagnosis. While surgery won't be needed, the clock is obviously ticking for him to make it back this year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:17 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 8-4 @Cle
     
  • Justin Turner not in Monday's lineup vs. COL
    Justin Turner is not in Monday's lineup against the Rockies.

    Advice: Turner will sit for the series opener at Coors Field, which is unfortunate news for fantasy owners who were excited about the matchup. Rob Segedin is getting the start at third base and will bat eighth against Jon Gray. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:14 pm
    L, 7-0 @Col ; W, 10-8 @Col
     
  • Tillman (shoulder) throws off flat ground
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) felt good throwing off flat ground on Monday and will do so again on Wednesday.

    Advice: Assuming he feels good, he'll likely return to mound work from there. Tillman has been out since August 20 with right shoulder inflammation, but the hopes is that he could be able to rejoin the O's rotation around September 10. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:33 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs Tor
     
  • Neil Walker (back) out of lineup again Monday
    Neil Walker (back) is out of the Mets' lineup again Monday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Walker has now missed consecutive games due to a back injury from earlier this month. He's been red-hot for a while now, so his absence really hurts. Consider him day-to-day for now.Daily Slant: With Walker and Cabrera out of the Mets lineup, it improves the spot for Jose Fernandez even further. Fernandez still owns an eye-popping 15.0 SwStr% and 35.4 K% (both top the list on tonight’s slate) so his ceiling is absolutely immense on any given day, especially considering the Mets own the league’s 7th highest K% against RHP (22.0%). If you are spending upwards of $10K on a SP, go ahead and pay all the way up for the Marlins ace. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:08 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-2 vs Mia
     
  • Rangers release OF Drew Stubbs
    Rangers released OF Drew Stubbs.

    Advice: Stubbs refused an assignment to Triple-A Round Rock after getting pushed off the Rangers' 40-man roster last week. He'll officially become a free agent once he clears irrevocable release waivers. The 31-year-old outfielder is hitting .259/.343/.414 in 67 plate appearances this season between Atlanta and Arlington. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:59 pm
    L, 5-3 vs Tor
     
  • Aaron Blair hit hard in loss to Giants Sunday
    Aaron Blair was hit hard in Sunday's loss to the Giants, surrendering five runs on eight hits in only four innings of work.

    Advice: Blair struck out three and didn't walk a batter on the afternoon. His difficulty stemmed from his inability to keep the ball in the yard, as Joe Panik blasted a pair of homers against him and Denard Span added a solo shot. The rookie right-hander now sits at 0-6 on the season with a troublesome 8.23 ERA and 1.77 WHIP. He'll try to right the ship on Saturday against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:49 pm
  • Twins place Danny Santana on 15-day DL
    Twins placed INF/OF Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder.

    Advice: Santana sustained the injury during a collision with teammate Robbie Grossman on Sunday. Logan Schafer was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move to provide outfield depth for the Twins. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:50 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 8-4 @Cle
     
  • Danny Santana exits with sprained AC joint
    Danny Santana exited Sunday's game against the Blue Jays with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder.

    Advice: Santana suffered the injury during a collision in the outfield with Robbie Grossman. The Twins should have more on his status after the game, but it's an injury that could sideline him for a while. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 11:06 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 8-4 @Cle
     
  • Tillman (shoulder) moves up session to Monday
    Chris Tillman's (shoulder) bullpen session has been moved up from Tuesday to Monday.

    Advice: The right-hander has dealt with shoulder discomfort for the last two weeks but has experienced rapid improvement recently. Tillman will still require a rehab start before rejoining the Orioles' rotation, so the earliest he could return is September 9-10. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:52 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs Tor
     
  • Neil Walker (back) absent from Mets' lineup
    Neil Walker (back) is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Walker has had a minor setback with the back injury that kept him out for four games earlier this month. The hope is that he'll be fine after one day of rest. Kelly Johnson is filling in at second base. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:49 am
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-2 vs Mia
     
  • Aaron Blair recalled from Triple-A
    Braves recalled RHP Aaron Blair from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Blair will rejoin the rotation on Sunday versus the Giants. He's been a mess in his previous chances, posting a 7.99 ERA over 11 starts. Blair should be avoided in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:28 am
  • Braves calling up Aaron Blair for Sun. start
    The Braves will call up right-hander Aaron Blair to start Sunday against the Giants.

    Advice: John Gant will be sent down to Triple-A in order to make room for him on the active roster. Blair holds an ugly 7.99 ERA and 29/29 K/BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings over 11 starts this season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:54 pm
  • Beckham goes 3-for-4 on Saturday
    Tim Beckham drew a start at first base and went 3-for-4 with a double in a loss to the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: One of the hits was a double but none of his three hits factored into the scoring. He was the first overall pick of the 2008 draft but failed to develop into anything more than a utility infielder in the major leagues. He is batting .235/.285/.433 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 187 at-bats on the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:43 pm
    L, 8-6 @Bos
     
  • Phillies option Jorge Alfaro to Double-A
    Phillies optioned C Jorge Alfaro to Double-A Reading.

    Advice: As expected, it was a short stay for the young backstop, as he was replaced by A.J. Ellis on Saturday. Alfaro should get another look with the Phillies when rosters expand next week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:40 am
    Not Active
    L, 2-1 vs Was
     
  • Chris Tillman unlikely to need a rehab start
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Saturday that Chris Tillman (shoulder) is unlikely to require a minor league rehab start before rejoining the club's rotation.

    Advice: Tillman was placed on the disabled list earlier in the week due to shoulder inflammation, but he's hoping to return as soon as he's eligible. The O's ace has won 15 games this season while compiling a 3.76 ERA and 126/58 K/BB ratio across 153 innings this season. Ubaldo Jimenez is holding down his spot in the rotation in the meantime. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:50 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs Tor
     
  • Blue Jays recall Bo Schultz from Triple-A
    Blue Jays recalled RHP Bo Schultz from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Schultz has been shuttled back and forth between Triple-A and the big leagues several times this season, but could be up to stay now with rosters set to expand in September. The 30-year-old right-hander owns a 3.00 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 7/2 K/BB ratio across 12 big league innings this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:38 am
    Not Active
    W, 5-3 @Bal
     
  • Bud Norris solid versus Cubs
    Bud Norris yielded two runs in five innings Friday against the Cubs.

    Advice: It was a decent bounce-back outing for Norris, who struggled last week in his first start off the DL and then pitched in relief Monday. He might be a swingman throughout September, depending on how the Dodgers' injured starters fare. If he pitches on four days' rest next time out, he'll be facing the Rockies at Coors, which is a matchup fantasy leaguers should want no part of. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:04 pm
    L, 7-0 @Col ; W, 10-8 @Col
     
  • Diaz notches five-out save vs. White Sox
    Edwin Diaz notched a five-out save in Friday’s win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Felix Hernandez began the eighth inning, but he got pulled after loading the bases. Diaz induced a fielder’s choice and a foul out to escape the jam before striking out the side swinging in the ninth. He needed just 17 pitches to get five outs. Diaz has looked more human recently, but this was a very encouraging performance for the rookie closer. The 22-year-old is 11-for-11 in save chances to go along with a 2.15 ERA and 69/13 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:53 pm
  • Luke Weaver earns win over A's
    Luke Weaver notched his first major league victory by limiting the A's to one run over six innings on Friday.

    Advice: Weaver struck out seven in his third big-league start. There were increasing calls for the Cardinals to maybe give Alex Reyes a look in his spot, but Weaver looked like the right man for the job tonight. Still, it'll be interesting to see what happens when Reyes fills in for Mike Leake this weekend; if he pitches a gem, it'll put pressure on Weaver next time out. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:40 pm
  • Jorge Alfaro recalled from Double-A
    Phillies recalled C Jorge Alfaro from Double-A Reading.

    Advice: Alfaro's stay will be a short one, as new acquisition A.J. Ellis is expected to replace him on the roster Saturday when he officially reports. The top prospect has batted .279/.321/.442 with 13 homers and 61 RBI for Reading this season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:19 am
    Not Active
    L, 2-1 vs Was
     
  • Neil Walker returns from paternity leave
    Mets activated 2B Neil Walker from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Walker and his wife welcomed their first child earlier this week. T.J. Rivera has been optioned in a corresponding move. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:55 am
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-2 vs Mia
     
  • Ross' (shoulder) first rehab start goes badly
    Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) gave up four runs while lasting just two-thirds of an inning in his first rehab start with High-A Lake Elsinore on Thursday.

    Advice: Ross was supposed to throw 45 pitches in his first start since April, but he was pulled after throwing 28 in a rough first inning. "Pitching is not like riding a bicycle," Ross said. "You either execute or you don’t. It’s black or white. It’s binary code. I had a lot of non-executed pitches today." Ross is expected to make one more rehab start before rejoining the Padres' rotation. He'll be limited to 3-5 innings initially with the Pads as he eases back into things, but the goal is to get him feeling confident in his health heading into the offseason. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:56 am
    60-Day DL
    L, 8-1 @Atl
     
  • Phillies to recall Jorge Alfaro on Friday
    The Phillies will recall C Jorge Alfaro from Double-A Reading on Friday, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

    Advice: The Phillies need a backup catcher after trading Carlos Ruiz to the Dodgers on Thursday. A.J. Ellis will join the team at some point this weekend but may not arrive in time for Friday's game against the Mets. The Phillies acquired Alfaro last summer as part of the Cole Hamels trade. He's had a nice year for himself, hitting .279 with 13 HR and 61 RBI in 90 games for the Fightin Phils. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:34 pm
    Not Active
    L, 2-1 vs Was
     
  • Tillman expected to throw on flat ground Tuesday
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) is expected to throw on flat ground on Tuesday.

    Advice: Shoulder inflammation sent Tillman to the disabled list earlier this week but he's hoping to return after the minimum 15 days. The right-hander has easily been Baltimore's best starting pitcher this year with 15 wins and a respectable 3.76 ERA over 26 outings. Ubaldo Jimenez has absorbed Tillman's spot in the starting rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:58 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs Tor
     
  • Rangers designate Stubbs for assignment
    Rangers designated OF Drew Stubbs for assignment.

    Advice: The Rangers needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Carlos Gomez, who is making his Texas debut Thursday against Cleveland. The well-traveled 31-year-old has hit .259 with three homers and eight steals across 59 at-bats this season. There's a good chance he'll get snatched up on waivers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:56 pm
    L, 5-3 vs Tor
     
  • Danny Santana goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Danny Santana went 0-for-4 on Thursday and is 1-for-18 over the Twins' last five games.

    Advice: Yes, the Twins' last five games. He's started them all, for some bizarre reason. Santana is hitting .240 with 14 extra-base hits and 12 walks in 229 at-bats, yet he's an everyday player at the moment, mostly starting in the outfield corners. Before he played center today, each of his previous 12 starts had been in left or right. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:41 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 8-4 @Cle
     
  • Tim Beckham (hamstring) remains out Thurs.
    Tim Beckham (hamstring) remains out of the Rays' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

    Advice: Beckham made an early exit Tuesday after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring and did not play Wednesday. He usually starts somewhere when the Rays face a left-handed pitcher, but the versatile 26-year-old is on the bench Thursday versus Red Sox southpaw Drew Pomeranz. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:39 am
    L, 8-6 @Bos
     
  • Jordan Zimmermann (lat) set for rehab outing
    Jordan Zimmermann (lat) is set to begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Zimmermann received clearance after making it through another bullpen session on Wednesday. The right-hander has been out since August 6 with a strained lat muscle and may require multiple rehab outings. He had allowed 32 runs -- 29 earned -- over his last 31 innings with Detroit, ballooning his season ERA to 4.44. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:05 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 3-2 vs CWS
     
  • Justin Turner hits 24th homer
    Justin Turner went 2-for-3 and homered to account for the only run in the Dodgers' win over the Giants on Wednesday.

    Advice: Turner is up to 24 homers in 485 plate appearances this year. For the Mets in 2011, he had four homers in 487 plate appearances. Legitimately one of the NL's best players the last three years, Turner is going to be a fascinating free agent this winter. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:07 pm
    L, 7-0 @Col ; W, 10-8 @Col
     
  • Tanaka tosses seven scoreless vs. Mariners
    Masahiro Tanaka delivered seven shutout innings Wednesday in the Yankees' 5-0 blanking of the Mariners.

    Advice: Tanaka scattered seven hits -- six singles, one double -- over his seven scoreless frames while striking out five and issuing just one walk. The third-inning walk to Seth Smith was Tanaka's first free pass in 34 innings this month. Tanaka, 27, now boasts an 11-4 record, 3.11 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 142/28 K/BB ratio over 168 innings (26 starts) this season. He gets the Royals on the road next. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:35 pm
  • Rickard (thumb) to be reexamined September 2
    Joey Rickard (thumb) will be reexamined on September 2.

    Advice: Rickard's right thumb remains encased in a splint after he tore a ligament in it after running into a wall in late July. Manager Buck Showalter said that the hope here is that Rickard will be able to move rapidly in his rehab assuming everything checks out fine on September 2. The O's have maintained for some time that they believe that Rickard will be able to play again before the end of the season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:57 pm
    60-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs Tor
     
  • O's place Chris Tillman (shoulder) on the DL
    Orioles placed RHP Chris Tillman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 21, with right shoulder inflammation.

    Advice: He is eligible to return from the disabled list September 5 and the O's are hoping he will be ready on that date. Tillman missed a start one week ago after complaining of shoulder discomfort and then got lit up for six earned runs over just two innings Saturday versus the Astros. That blunder aside, he has been the Orioles' most reliable pitcher in 2016 by far. Ubaldo Jimenez and his 6.94 ERA will start in Tillman's place Thursday versus the Nationals. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:33 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs Tor
     
  • Denard Span homers off Kenley Jansen
    Denard Span smacked a solo home run off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Span's solo home run to lead off the ninth merely served as cosmetic effect in this one, as the Dodgers held a 9-4 advantage entering the frame. The tater was Span's eighth of the season and pushed his RBI total to 43. In addition, the veteran outfielder is slashing .274/.337/.385 over 464 at-bats. There is no fantasy shine here. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:39 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-2 vs Ari
     
  • Tillman (shoulder) likely headed to 15-day DL
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that Chris Tillman (shoulder) is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Tillman has been bothered by shoulder discomfort for over a week and had a bad day of side work on Tuesday. He definitely won't be making his next scheduled start Thursday against the Nationals. Look for something more official out of Baltimore on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:42 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs Tor
     
  • Beckham leaves game with tight hamstring
    Tim Beckham left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a tight left hamstring.

    Advice: He was replaced in the lineup by Richie Shaffer before the top of the eighth inning, finishing the night 1-for-3 with a single. Beckham will be reevaluated by the Rays' medical team on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:11 pm
    L, 8-6 @Bos
     
  • Tyson Ross (shoulder) ready for rehab outing
    Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) is set to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Lake Elsinore.

    Advice: Ross won't be allowed to go beyond 45 pitches in that outing. He landed on the disabled list the second week of April with a shoulder injury and then sprained his ankle while exercising in his hotel room on July 6. If everything goes smoothly from here, the right-hander could rejoin the Padres' rotation around mid-September. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:05 pm
    60-Day DL
    L, 8-1 @Atl
     
  • Tillman (shoulder) questionable for Thursday
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) is now questionable for his Thursday start against the Nationals.

    Advice: Tillman has been bothered by shoulder discomfort for the last few weeks and apparently had a bad between-starts workout on Tuesday afternoon. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he'll make a decision about the scheduled Thursday start on Wednesday. There probably won't be an update before then. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:32 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-3 vs Tor
     
  • Carlos Santana homers and walks in win
    Carlos Santana homered and walked as the Indians' leadoff man Monday against the A's.

    Advice: Santana's homer off Ryan Dull was the only run in the 1-0 win. He's matched his career high with 27 homers this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:59 pm
  • Justin Turner out of Dodgers lineup Monday
    Justin Turner is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup Monday afternoon against the Reds.

    Advice: Rob Segedin is starting at third base and batting eighth versus Reds right-hander Homer Bailey. This appears to be a routine day of rest for Turner, who's batting .320 with a 1.033 OPS so far in the second half. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 7:04 am
    L, 7-0 @Col ; W, 10-8 @Col
     
  • Denard Span goes hitless in loss to Mets
    Denard Span had a rough night at the plate on Sunday, going hitless in four at-bats as the Giants were shutout by Noah Syndergaard and the Mets.

    Advice: As a team, the Giants were only able to generate three total hits, so Span wasn't alone in his ineffectiveness. The Giants' leadoff hitter is now hitting .272/.335/.377 on the season with seven homers and 42 RBI. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 7:39 pm
    Day-to-Day
    W, 4-2 vs Ari
     
  • Salas earns fourth save, Angels top Yanks
    Fernando Salas earned his fourth save of the season Sunday in the Angels' defeat of the Yankees.

    Advice: Salas struck out two of the three batters he faced in a spotless ninth inning. He has an unsightly 4.56 ERA on the year but is the Angels' current closer by default. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 3:26 pm
  • David Robertson collects 32nd save of year
    David Robertson worked a scoreless ninth inning Sunday for his 32nd save of the season.

    Advice: Robertson gave up a leadoff single to Yonder Alonso but retired the next three batters he faced, one (Stephen Vogt) via strikeout. The 31-year-old right-hander hit a rough patch a couple of weeks ago but seems to have found his groove again here in late August. He's sitting on a 3.81 season ERA and a 59/26 K/BB ratio in 52 innings. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 2:33 pm
  • Buster Posey not in Giants lineup on Sunday
    Buster Posey is not in the Giants starting lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: Manager Bruce Bochy had been hinting that he needed to get Posey a night off, and it looks as though Sunday night is the time. Trevor Brown will start behind the dish for the Giants. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 1:57 pm
    W, 4-2 vs Ari
     
  • Zimmermann (lat) slated for rehab start Fri.
    Jordan Zimmermann (lat) is on track to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

    Advice: Zimmermann got through a simulated game Sunday with no issues and is slated for another bullpen session Wednesday. The veteran right-hander is expected to make three rehab starts for the Mud Hens, so he's still about three weeks away from rejoining the Tigers' rotation. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 9:09 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 3-2 vs CWS
     
  • Blue Jays option Aaron Sanchez to minors
    Blue Jays optioned RHP Aaron Sanchez to High-A Dunedin.

    Advice: It's a move designed to curtain his workload, as Sanchez won't pitch in the minors. He will rejoin the Blue Jays' rotation on August 31 against the Orioles. The club had been using a six-man rotation the last few times through but will now go to a traditional five-man setup for a bit. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 7:49 am
  • Walker going on paternity leave this week
    Neil Walker will be away from the Mets for this week's series in St. Louis, as his wife will have labor induced Monday night.

    Advice: Walker is slated to rejoin the Mets on Friday against the Phillies. The second baseman return to action Saturday after missing four games with a back issue, going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Kelly Johnson and Wilmer Flores should handle second base while Walker is away. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 7:08 am
    Day-to-Day
    W, 5-2 vs Mia
     
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