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  • Jon Moscot (shoulder) to make next start
    Jon Moscot (shoulder) is expected to make his next start.

    Advice: Moscot had some soreness in his surgically-repaired left (non-throwing) shoulder on Wednesday in his last outing, but there's apparently no cause for concern. He's scheduled to face the Giants next week. 39 minutes ago
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Tommy Milone could have turn skipped
    Tommy Milone could have his next turn in the rotation skipped.

    Advice: Milone's spot comes up Sunday, but the Twins could start Ricky Nolasco on regular rest or possibly go with Alex Meyer. The left-hander holds a 5.40 ERA in his five starts and his time in the Twins' rotation might come to a close soon. 46 minutes ago
  • Pedro Alvarez getting a breather Friday
    Pedro Alvarez is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's getting a day off with the White Sox throwing southpaw Carlos Rodon. Mark Trumbo is in the designated hitter spot, and Joey Rickard and Nolan Reimold are in the corner outfield spots. Today, 12:14 pm
  • Shane Greene (blister) placed on DL
    Tigers placed RHP Shane Greene on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 25, with a middle finger blister.

    Advice: The blister didn't heal fast enough for Greene to make his scheduled start this weekend, so the Tigers are playing it safe. He should be back soon. Michael Fulmer is taking Greene's rotation spot. Today, 11:40 am
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Min
  • Michael Foltynewicz likely to start Monday
    Michael Foltynewicz is expected to start for the Braves on Monday versus the Mets.

    Advice: He's expected to take the rotation spot of Bud Norris, who is headed to the bullpen. Tyrell Jenkins was also mentioned as a possibility to take Norris' spot, but it appears the duty will fall to Foltynewicz. The hard-throwing right-hander holds a 2.05 ERA and 20/14 K/BB ratio across 22 frames for Triple-A Gwinnett this season. He'll likely provide strikeouts but not much else for fantasy owners. Today, 11:33 am
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    L, 6-1 @ChC
  • Adam Morgan recalled from Triple-A
    Phillies recalled LHP Adam Morgan from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Morgan will start on Friday against Cleveland, taking the rotation spot of Charlie Morton (hamstring). The left-hander held a 3.57 ERA in his first three starts for Lehigh Valley but isn't a strong fantasy option. Today, 11:17 am
    4:05 pm vs ^ Cle
  • Marlins call up Cole Gillespie on Friday
    Marlins purchased the contract of OF Cole Gillespie from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Gordon, of course, just got popped with a PED suspension. Gillespie will need to be added to the 40-man roster, but they have an extra spot now because Gordon won't take up a spot during his 80-game suspension. Gillespie is a career .253/.309/.366 hitter over 427 plate appearances at the major league level. Today, 10:43 am
  • Jeremy Hazelbaker insists he oblique is fine
    Jeremy Hazelbaker was checked for a possible oblique injury during Wednesday's game, but he took batting practice Thursday and said he was "good to go."

    Advice: Hazelbaker looked to stretch out his back/oblique after a swing in the eighth inning Wednesday. Although he insists he's fine, it's notable because he was not among the many left-handed bats the Cardinals started Thursday. Keep an eye on this, as it wouldn't be a surprise if Hazelbaker were attempting to hide an injury here given his situation. Today, 9:45 am
  • Tyrell Jenkins could start on Monday
    Braves pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins could be recalled to make his major league debut on Monday versus the Mets.

    Advice: It's expected to be either Jenkins or Mike Foltynewicz replacing Bud Norris in the rotation. Jenkins, 23, holds a 1.71 ERA and 16/10 K/BB ratio over his first 21 innings for Triple-A Gwinnett this season, while Foltynewicz has posted a 2.05 ERA and 20/14 K/BB ratio across 22 frames. Today, 9:17 am
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    L, 6-1 @ChC
  • Braves booting Bud Norris from rotation
    Bud Norris will be available in relief on Friday and could be replaced in the Braves' rotation.

    Advice: Nothing is official yet, but it appear either Mike Foltynewicz or Tyrell Jenkins will assume Norris' rotation spot on Monday against the Mets. The right-hander holds a 8.74 ERA and 1.99 WHIP over his first five starts, so the move doesn't come as a surprise. Jenkins would be making his major league debut if he's chosen. Today, 9:13 am
  • Mallex Smith sitting out on Friday
    Mallex Smith is not in the Braves' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's getting a day off with the Cubs throwing lefty Jon Lester. Drew Stubbs is in center field and batting eighth. Today, 8:20 am
  • Jason Motte (shoulder) throws bullpen session
    Jason Motte (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: Motte is working his way back from a strained right shoulder and appears to be making progress. It seems like he should be ready to begin a rehab assignment before long. Today, 8:09 am
    15-Day DL
    6:40 pm @Ari
  • Tyler Saladino nursing some back tightness
    Tyler Saladino has been dealing with some back tightness of late.

    Advice: It helps explain why he hasn't started a game since Sunday, although he did make an appearance late in Thursday's contest. Saladino has played a decent amount this season as the White Sox try to keep Jimmy Rollins fresh. The back ailment doesn't seem to be a big deal, although the Sox didn't call up Carlos Sanchez for some more infield protection. Today, 6:09 am
  • Drury to keep seeing regular playing time
    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale indicated Thursday that Brandon Drury will continue to see regular playing time as long as he produces.

    Advice: "We’ll have to figure out where (Friday) and keep running with it because he’s a darn good player," Hale said. Drury has started five of the last six games and done so at three different positions. He's made starts at second and third base and both corner outfield spots this season and is batting .384 with three homers and seven RBI over his last 10 contests. The D'Backs could move David Peralta to center field and hand Drury the right field job, but they're hesitant to do it on a full-time basis since it would really weaken their defense. Drury needs to be owned in deeper fantasy leagues even if he doesn't have an official position. Today, 5:45 am
  • Hermann clocks two-run homer in win over STL
    Chris Herrmann went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Herrmann also struck out twice, but he at least made his lone hit count. The 28-year-old backstop clocked a two-run shot off Cardinals starter Michael Wacha in the second inning. The dinger was his second of the season. That aside, he has seen just 28 at-bats this season and offers no fantasy upside. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Mallex Smith jumpstarts Braves offense in win
    Mallex Smith played catalyst from the bottom of the Braves' order Thursday, finishing 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored in a 5-3 win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Smith actually could have had a bigger night, but his line drive to right field with two on in the second inning bounced over the short Fenway wall, rendering it a ground-rule double and keeping Smith confined to two bases and just one RBI. He also swatted an RBI single in the sixth. It was easily Smith's best game as a member of the Braves, as the speedster is hitting just .188/.278/.292 through 16 games, even with Thursday's outburst. Yesterday, 8:18 pm
  • Bud Norris pulled in second inning
    Bud Norris was lifted after giving up six runs in 1 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Since opening the year with a quality start against the Nationals, Norris has given up 19 earned runs in 15 2/3 innings. The Braves probably aren't in any position to give up on him just yet, but they are in need of some sort of shakeup and might make a change for change's sake. Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Shane Greene (finger) to be placed on the DL's Chris Lott reports that Shane Greene (finger) will be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: Greene was pulled after three innings in his last start due to a blister issue on his right middle finger and on Monday manager Brad Ausmus indicated that Greene was uncertain for his next start. It is apparently worse than just uncertain, as it appears the 27-year-old right-hander will need at least another week to heal. Top pitching prospect Michael Fulmer is expected to be called up to start against the Twins on Friday. While the team hasn't yet committed to more than one start, Fulmer should be considered rosterable in mixed leagues on a speculative basis. Wednesday, 8:00 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Min
  • Moscot gives up four runs in just five frames
    Jon Moscot went five innings against the Mets on Wednesday, giving up three runs (one earned) on four hits and four walks.

    Advice: Moscot did his best to make up for suspect defensive work before leaving with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. The Reds’ defense committed three errors, which probably should’ve resulted in more runs than it did considering the fact that Moscot allowed eight baserunners on his own. Still, he finished with just one run credited to him. Before worrying about him in fantasy leagues, though, remember that he has more earned runs (7) and walks (9) than strikeouts, as well as a potential left (non-throwing) shoulder injury. Wednesday, 7:57 pm
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Jon Moscot undergoes X-ray on shoulder
    Jon Moscot underwent an X-ray on his surgically-repaired non-throwing shoulder.

    Advice: Per's Mark Sheldon, the Reds are hoping that this is just scar tissue breaking up in Moscot's shoulder rather than something more serious. The 24-year-old right-hander underwent season-ending surgery on his left shoulder last June. In his first two starts this season, Moscot had allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits over 10 2/3 innings. Wednesday, 7:39 pm
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Phillies expected to call up Adam Morgan
    Adam Morgan was scratched from his scheduled outing Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: The Phillies are expected to promote Morgan so he can start Friday's game against Cleveland. He could draw a handful of starts while Charlie Morton works his way back from a hamstring injury. Morgan has posted a 3.57 ERA in his first three starts for Lehigh Valley. Tuesday, 12:05 pm
    4:05 pm vs ^ Cle
  • Jeremy Hazelbaker homers, doubles off bench
    Jeremy Hazelbaker had a two-run homer and an RBI double after taking over for an injured Matt Holliday in Monday's game.

    Advice: Hazelbaker is now 5-for-11 with three homers, two doubles and seven RBI coming off the bench this year. He's been fine in his starts, too, hitting .268/.304/.512 in those 10 games, but it's as a sub that he's truly shined. It looked like he'd be spending more time on the bench going forward after cooling off some of late, but if Holliday is hobbled (early word is that it was just a cramp), that would change. Monday, 10:55 pm
  • Tommy Milone struggles again Monday
    Tommy Milone yielded two runs over just 4 2/3 innings but escaped with a no-decision in Monday's 4-3 win over the Indians.

    Advice: Milone did strike out five, but he yielded seven hits and walked a pair. The left-hander has failed to go five innings in three of five starts this season and now holds a 5.40 ERA. The Twins have options with Alex Meyer, Tyler Duffey and Jose Berrios, so you have to figure Milone's rotation spot is on thin ice. He's currently scheduled to face the Tigers this weekend. Monday, 8:59 pm
  • Greene (finger) questionable for next start
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Shane Greene (finger) is still up in the air for his next start.

    Advice: Greene was forced to exit Sunday's start against the Indians due to a blister on his right middle finger. Matt Boyd, Buck Farmer, and Michael Fulmer are among the options to fill in if he isn't ready by Friday's game against the Twins. Monday, 3:50 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Min
  • Shane Greene departs outing with blister
    Shane Greene left Sunday's start against the Indians with a blister on his right middle finger.

    Advice: Greene issued a leadoff walk to Francisco Lindor in the top of the fourth inning before being visited by a trainer and eventually walking off. The righty wound up being charged with one run over three-plus frames. It's unclear at this point whether the blister might prevent Greene from making his next start. Sunday, 11:13 am
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Min
  • Hazelbaker clobbers pinch-hit homer in win
    Jeremy Hazelbaker didn't start in Saturday's 11-2 win over the Padres, but he entered the game in the seventh inning as a pinch hitter and clobbered a three-run shot.

    Advice: Hazelbaker had been the latest "Random Cardinal Who Suddenly Becomes Good." He's now hitting .311/.340/.689 on the year. However, the 28-year-old journeyman had only started two games since April 15, and his home run was his first base hit since April 14. It seems the clock may finally be getting close to striking midnight, even if he was able to sneak in a bit more excitement before the fairytale ends. Saturday, 9:57 pm
  • Herrmann doubles, homers in loss
    Chris Herrmann went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and a walk, driving in four runs in Saturday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Herrmann had one hit in 21 plate appearances prior to this outburst. He's now hitting .130/.200/.348 on the young season, which actually mirrors his .146/.214/.272 rather closely from a year ago with the Twins. He's not fantasy relevant. Saturday, 9:14 pm
  • Fredi Gonzalez not losing faith in Mallex Smith
    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has advocated keeping Mallex Smith in the major leagues until Ender Inciarte is ready to return from his hamstring injury.

    Advice: So far, Smith hasn't had much luck in the big leagues. He's hit just .162 with 15 strikeouts in 37 at-bats while dealing with occasional lapses in center field. "I feel this will be better for him than going down," said Gonzalez. "We have options, but I’ve been one of his biggest supporters and backers for him to stay up here." Smith got the day off on Saturday with Drew Stubbs starting in center field. Saturday, 6:33 pm
  • Norris picks up third loss of season
    Bud Norris needed 88 pitches to limp through four innings against the Mets on Friday, in which he gave up five runs (four earned) on a couple of home runs to pick up his third loss of the season.

    Advice: The grand slam from Curtis Granderson did most of the damage; however, Norris was far from sharp the rest of the night. Another long ball from Granderson, which came with two outs in the top of the fourth, ultimately did in the right-hander. He left the game with a 6.75 ERA and has a 5.76 FIP through four starts. With rumors that the Braves could be calling up Aaron Blair in the upcoming week, Norris’s job could be on the chopping block. Friday, 9:29 pm
  • Moscot gives up four runs in messy outing
    Jon Moscot tiptoed around three hits and four walks, somehow only surrendering four runs (three earned) in five innings on Friday night against the Cubs.

    Advice: Moscot was shaky with his command on Friday. Things could’ve gotten completely out of hand in the fourth inning because after he gave up a solo homer to Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs had already plated a pair and had runners at second and third with just an out. Moscot managed to wiggle his way out with only one more run crossing the plate. Still, his struggles showed his thin margin for error at the big-league level. He owns a 5.06 ERA and isn’t relevant in any fantasy format. Friday, 8:12 pm
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Mallex Smith goes hitless in loss
    Mallex Smith went 0-for-4 and struck out three times Thursday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Smith can be forgiven for struggling against Clayton Kershaw, but he's now 5-for-34 with 13 strikeouts and four walks since his callup. The Braves would have room to play him and Ender Inciarte together now that Hector Olivera is likely done for a while, but most likely, they'll send Smith back to Triple-A when Inciarte comes off the DL in 7-14 days. Thursday, 1:04 pm
  • Milone knocked around in loss to Brewers
    Tommy Milone gratefully accepted a no-decision after getting knocked around for four runs in 4 2/3 innings on Wednesday night against the Brewers.

    Advice: Milone racked up a high pitch count against a suddenly-patient Brewers club, throwing 102 pitches in under five innings. He managed to strike out six, but ultimately gave up a quartet of runs on five hits and two walks. Of course, the lefty is what he is at this point in his career, a back-end starter who doesn’t strike out enough batters to be interesting and doesn’t prevent enough runs to be rosterable. He now has a 5.87 ERA in 15 1/3 innings. Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Hazelbaker out of Cardinals' lineup Wed.
    Jeremy Hazelbaker is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Hazelbaker got off to an incredible start this season, but he went 0-for-4 on Tuesday night and is hitless in his last 14 at-bats. We all knew some regression was coming. Matt Holliday is in left field, Randal Grichuk is in center, and Stephen Piscotty is in right on Wednesday afternoon versus Chicago. Matt Adams will get the start at first base. Wednesday, 7:54 am
  • Hazelbaker in 0-for-14 slide back to earth
    Jeremy Hazelbaker went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's game against the Cubs, leaving him hitless in his last 14 at-bats.

    Advice: There was bound to be a learning curve eventually -- surprising as it is, he wasn't going to hit .526 forever -- and it certainly seems as though he's battling it. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny continued to bat him second Tuesday, although that may end as well given the Cardinals' struggles to score runs in the series. If this is the carriage quickly turning back into a pumpkin, it was one of the more fun pumpkins to root for in the first few weeks of the season, at least. Tuesday, 9:08 pm
  • Greene battered by Royals for seven runs
    Shane Greene was knocked around by the Royals on Tuesday, allowing seven runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss.

    Advice: Greene gave up six hits and walked four in the outing. The result was a disappointment after he struck out seven in a quality start his last time out. Overall, Greene has a 7.15 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 11 1/3 innings on the year. A meeting with the Indians is scheduled for Sunday. Tuesday, 7:53 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Min
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