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  • Paul Goldschmidt hits 11th homer
    Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI against the Cubs on Friday.

    Advice: After the Cubs pulled ahead in the 10th, it was Goldschmidt's two-run homer that tied the game back up. He's certainly in the running for early NL MVP honors with his .331 average, 11 homers and 35 RBI in 41 games.
    Yesterday, 11:11 pm
  • Brandon Belt goes 3-for-5, homers
    Brandon Belt went 3-for-5 and hit his fourth homer Friday at Coors Field.

    Advice: It's the fourth time in eight days that Belt has had three hits and homer. He's hitting .375 in May after coming in at .235 with no homers in April.
    Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Morales homers twice, has five RBI vs. Cards
    Kendrys Morales went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in a win over the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: Providing the only offense of the game for either team, Morales connected for a three-run homer in the first inning and added a two-run shot in the third. It was the 13th multi-homer game of his career. After a miserable 2014 season, the 31-year-old is batting .305 with six home runs and an .864 OPS through 41 games. He leads the AL with 37 RBI.
    Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Yasmani Grandal day-to-day for now
    The Dodgers aren't sure whether Yasmani Grandal suffered a concussion Friday, but he won't play Saturday.

    Advice: It's possible Grandal will end up on the seven-day concussion DL, but that remains to be seen. A.J. Ellis will catch Saturday.
    Yesterday, 9:59 pm
  • Bour homers in loss to Orioles
    Justin Bour went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Friday against the Orioles.

    Advice: It was his second home run of the season. Bour was getting another start at first base in place of Michael Morse, who collected a pinch-hit RBI double on Friday. The 26-year-old could take away more at-bats if Morse continues to struggle.
    Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Pujols (hand) homers in return to lineup
    Albert Pujols (hand) went 2-for-6 with a solo home run and two runs scored in his return to the lineup Friday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Pujols sat out Thursday after being hit in the left hand by a pitch on Wednesday, but he thinks he can play through it. The 35-year-old is batting .235/.290/.436 with eight home runs and 16 RBI through 39 games this season.
    Yesterday, 9:13 pm
  • Vogt launches solo home run
    Stephen Vogt launched a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: It was his 10th home run of the season and his first since May 12. With a .309/.408/.610 batting line to go along with 31 RBI, the 30-year-old has been the top fantasy catcher so far this season.
    Yesterday, 8:28 pm
  • Grandal departs after being hit by backswing
    Yasmani Grandal was forced to leave Friday's game against the Padres after being hit in the head by Yangervis Solarte's backswing.

    Advice: Grandal attempted to remain in the game but had to be replaced by A.J. Ellis to start the fifth inning. He's likely to be evaluated for a possible concussion. Consider him day-to-day.
    Yesterday, 8:27 pm
  • Fielder homers twice as Rangers top Yankees
    Prince Fielder blasted a pair of home runs and drove home four runs on Friday as the Rangers outlasted the Yankees 10-9 in a wild game in New York.

    Advice: The Rangers broke the game open by scoring seven runs in the third inning, with Fielder's three-run blast off starter Michael Pineda serving as the big blow. He tacked on a solo shot off Chasen Shreve in the seventh inning which would end up looming large. He's having a terrific season in the middle of the Rangers lineup, batting .341/.397/.521 with seven homers and 27 RBI.
    Yesterday, 8:09 pm
  • Moss homers, knocks in three vs. Reds
    Brandon Moss went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and a walk in a win over the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: Moss blasted a solo homer in the third inning and added a two-run double one inning later. The 31-year-old has three home runs and 13 RBI through 18 games this month, but he continues to have issues making contact. He's batting just .233 through 33 games this season while striking out 27 percent of the time.
    Yesterday, 7:47 pm
  • Frazier has RBI double vs. Indians
    Todd Frazier went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored Friday against the Indians.

    Advice: Frazier hasn't homered since May 13, but he's hitting .360 (9-for-25) over his last seven games. With a .258/.351/.556 batting line to go along with 12 home runs, 24 RBI, and six stolen bases, the 29-year-old has been a force at the third base position for fantasy owners.
    Yesterday, 7:46 pm
  • Encarnacion hits his 11th home run
    Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a loss against the Mariners on Friday.

    Advice: Encarnacion has now gone deep in back-to-back games. While the 32-year-old is hitting just .238 on the year, he's tied for third in the AL with 11 homers and also has 29 RBI.
    Yesterday, 7:13 pm
  • Colabello homers in loss to Mariners
    Chris Colabello was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Mariners.

    Advice: His ninth-inning blast off Fernando Rodney made things interesting, but Toronto's rally ultimately fell short. Colabello has been great since coming up from the minors earlier this month, batting .381 with two home runs, five doubles, and a .990 OPS over 17 games. Of course, he had a big start with the Twins last year before inevitably coming back down to Earth, so we wouldn't get too carried away in fantasy leagues.
    Yesterday, 7:12 pm
  • Campbell 0-for-2 in loss to Pirates
    Eric Campbell went 0-for-2 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Campbell hit safely in each of his first three games after returning from the minors, but he's 0-for-14 over his past four games. David Wright (hamstring) is likely at least a week away from returning, but Mets manager Terry Collins should at least consider keeping Campbell near the bottom of the order until he does.
    Yesterday, 6:56 pm
  • Ike Davis (quad) remains shut down
    Ike Davis (quad) has yet to resume baseball activities.

    Advice: Davis is a week removed from a Grade 2 strain in his left quad. He's going to require more than a minimum stay on the DL, although an exact timetable isn't known at this point.
    Yesterday, 2:16 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Victor Martinez (knee) beginning rehab
    Victor Martinez will begin rehabbing his ailing left knee on Friday.

    Advice: The Tigers put V-Mart on the disabled list earlier this week after he had another setback with his surgically-repaired knee. The Tigers haven't set a timetable for his return, but they'll proceed cautiously.
    Yesterday, 1:40 pm
    15-Day DL
    1:08 pm vs Hou
  • Kyle Blanks placed on DL due to cyst
    Rangers placed 1B/DH Kyle Blanks on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 20, with a pilonidal cyst.

    Advice: Blanks was off to a .322/.365/.542 start with three homers over 15 games for the Rangers, but he's now making yet another trip to the DL. It's not clear how long he'll be out. Jake Smolinski has replace him on the roster.
    Yesterday, 1:10 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Michael Morse not in lineup Friday
    Michael Morse is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The slumping veteran has been seeing quite a bit of time off lately. Justin Bour is at first base in Morse's place.
    Yesterday, 1:01 pm
  • Albert Pujols (hand) back in lineup Friday
    Albert Pujols (hand) is back in the Angels' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Pujols sat out Thursday after being hit in the left hand by a pitch, but he wound up missing just the one game. He's batting .231/.288/.413 with seven homers for the Halos this season.
    Yesterday, 12:49 pm
  • Francisco Cervelli not in Friday's lineup
    Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's just a day off. Chris Stewart is behind the dish in Cervelli's place.
    Yesterday, 12:20 pm
  • Adam Lind not in Friday's lineup
    Adam Lind is not in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's receiving a day of rest with the Braves throwing lefty Alex Wood. Jason Rogers is starting at first base.
    Yesterday, 11:29 am
  • Braves inquired on catcher Jonathan Lucroy
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Braves inquired on Jonathan Lucroy but were told he was not available.

    Advice: The Brewers are going to be sellers prior to the trade deadline, but one guy they appear intent on keeping is Lucroy, who is under team control cheaply through 2017. Heyman adds that the Braves have been "disappointed" by the play of Christian Bethancourt, who is batting just .190/.215/.286 and hasn't been as good as expected defensively.
    Yesterday, 8:54 am
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm @Atl
  • Billy Butler goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Billy Butler went 0-for-4 in Thursday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: It's about time the A's stop automatically hitting Butler cleanup against righties, considering that he's really only been useful versus lefties since the start of 2014. He has a .630 OPS versus righties this season, and he came in at .653 in Kansas City last year.
    Thursday, 7:34 pm
  • Edwin Encarnacion hits three-run homer
    Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer Thursday off the Angels' Matt Shoemaker.

    Advice: It still feels like Encarnacion is off to a slow start, but here he is with 10 homers barely a quarter of the way into the season. He has six bombs and 18 RBI in 20 games this month.
    Thursday, 6:50 pm
  • Belt(wrist) says he's fine after hit by pitch
    Brandon Belt (wrist) indicated that he was fine after being hit by a pitch during Thursday's game against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Belt was drilled by a Clayton Kershaw offering and admitted that it caused him to have flashbacks to last year's wrist injury, but he insists that he's perfectly fine. He has finally started to show signs of life offensively this past week, so as long as he's in the lineup on Friday fantasy owners should continue rolling him out there.
    Thursday, 4:52 pm
  • Pearce wallops grand slam off Happ in first
    Steven Pearce hit a grand slam in the first inning of Thursday's 5-4 win over Mariners.

    Advice: Pearce hit the four-bagger off of J.A. Happ with two outs in the first inning. It was Pearce's fourth homer of the season and pushed his RBI count to 15. While he does have a little sneaky pop in his bat, it's not enough to overcome a .198/.275/.341 batting line. Continue to disregard him for fantasy purposes.
    Thursday, 3:27 pm
    Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    4:15 pm @Mia
  • Santana (back) returns to Indians' lineup
    Carlos Santana (back) is in the Indians' starting lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Santana missed the previous four games due to back spasms. The 29-year-old is batting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 35 games this season.
    Thursday, 2:20 pm
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
    1:10 pm vs Cin
  • Albert Pujols (hand) hopes to play Friday
    Albert Pujols (hand) hopes to play Friday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Pujols was hit in the lower part of his left hand by a pitch on Wednesday. He's still dealing with some swelling and is having some trouble gripping the bat, but already has felt some improvement.
    Thursday, 1:58 pm
  • Duda homers twice as Mets blank Cardinals
    Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 with two homers and four RBI in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Duda cracked his first homer, a solo shot, off of Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia in the sixth inning. He added a three-run shot in the eighth to finish off his 2-for-3 day. Duda's now hit five home runs and driven in 19. After a breakout 2014 in which he hit .253/.349/.481, Duda's slashing .302/.397/.497 over 149 at-bats in 2015.
    Thursday, 12:49 pm
  • Pujols (hand) not in Angels' lineup Thursday
    Albert Pujols (hand) is not in the Angels' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Pujols was hit on the lower part of his left hand Wednesday by a Drew Hutchison pitch. X-rays showed no fractures, but he still has some soreness and bruising. Marc Krauss will start at first base and bat second Thursday in Toronto. Mike Trout will bat third.
    Thursday, 12:29 pm
  • Grandal not in Dodgers' lineup on Thursday
    Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: A.J. Ellis will catch Clayton Kershaw and bat eighth against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner.
    Thursday, 9:22 am
  • Goldschmidt out of Arizona lineup Thursday
    Paul Goldschmidt is not in Arizona's lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's a rare day of rest for the star first baseman. Mark Trumbo will cover first and David Peralta is in left field. Goldschmidt is just 4-for-24 with two walks on the Diamondbacks' current road trip, but he's capable of busting out of the mini slump at any moment.
    Thursday, 6:45 am
  • Cervelli (head) goes 0-for-4 in return Wed.
    Francisco Cervelli (head) went 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout in his return Wednesday.

    Advice: Cervelli was pulled from Tuesday's game after taking a foul tip off his mask, but he ultimately showed no concussion symptoms. The 29-year-old catcher is batting .286/.348/.352 in 31 games this season for the Pirates.
    Thursday, 6:09 am
  • Posey goes off for 2B, HR, 3 hits vs. Dodgers
    Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 4-0 triumph versus the rival Dodgers.

    Advice: Posey entered the night as a strong play in daily leagues against the left-hander Brett Anderson, and he paid off for those investing handsomely. Interestingly, the homer came against right-hander Yimi Garcia, not Anderson. Posey, on an eight-game hitting streak, is slashing .308/.379/.476.
    Wednesday, 10:15 pm
    1:10 pm @Col; 6:10 pm @Col
  • Pujols 'OK', day to day with hand contusion
    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said Albert Pujols is "OK" and will be day to day with a bruised hand.

    Advice: Dipoto added that there are no fractures or broken bones in Pujols' left hand or wrist. Pujols may sit out Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, but he should avoid a disabled list stint. He got struck with a Drew Hutchinson pitch on Wednesday night.
    Wednesday, 8:22 pm
  • Pujols undergoing tests on left hand, wrist
    Albert Pujols underwent tests on his left hand and wrist Wednesday night.

    Advice: The first baseman was hit by a Drew Hutchison pitch in the hand and wrist area during Wednesday's game, eventually necessitating his exit. The immediate diagnosis from the Angels was a left hand contusion, but that doesn't appear to be the end of the story. Reports had Pujols leaving the ballpark with a cast on his wrist. The results of Wednesday's tests, and Pujols' prognosis going forward, should be known Thursday.
    Wednesday, 7:07 pm
  • Pujols diagnosed with left hand contusion
    Albert Pujols has been diagnosed with a left hand contusion.

    Advice: It's a fortunate diagnosis, as it certainly seemed possible something was broken after he was hit by a Drew Hutchison pitch. It sounds like he'll only miss a day or two, but more should be known Thursday.
    Wednesday, 5:42 pm
  • Santana (back) expected to return Thursday
    Carlos Santana (back) is expected to return Thursday.

    Advice: Santana will miss his fourth straight game Wednesday with back spasms, but there has been significant progress. Santana, 29, is batting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 35 games this season for the Tribe.
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
    1:10 pm vs Cin
  • Francisco Cervelli (head) back in action Wed.
    Francisco Cervelli (head) is back in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He exited Tuesday's game after taking a foul tip off his mask, but he went through a battery of tests and had no concussion symptoms. Cervelli is hitting .297/.355/.366 with nine RBI this season.
    Wednesday, 12:52 pm
  • Stephen Vogt sitting out vs. left-hander
    Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's getting the day off with the Astros throwing lefty Dallas Keuchel. Josh Phegley is behind the dish.
    Wednesday, 8:19 am
  • Posey drives in a run and walks as Giants win
    Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Posey broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with an RBI single to left-center off of Carlos Frias. As the Dodgers were shut out, it turned out to be the deciding hit. The catcher is now on a seven-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 14 of 16 games so far this month. Posey is batting .295/.369/.439 with six home runs and 19 RBI on the year.
    Tuesday, 10:23 pm
    1:10 pm @Col; 6:10 pm @Col
  • Moss blasts sixth homer in win over White Sox
    Brandon Moss hit his sixth home run of the season in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Moss took reliever Zach Putnam deep in the eighth inning. The homer was the first baseman's first since May 6. He's got six homers and 24 RBI through 35 games thus far.
    Tuesday, 8:57 pm
  • Lind blasts seventh homer in win over Tigers
    Adam Lind homered in a 2-for-5 effort as the Brewers took down the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lind hit the second of back-to-back-to-back home runs in the third inning against Anibal Sanchez. Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez hit the other two. Lind entered the game in a rut, going 2-for-24 over his last eight games. Nevertheless, he's still batting .295/.387/.543 with seven home runs and 19 RBI.
    Tuesday, 6:53 pm
  • Cervelli exits after taking foul tip off mask
    Francisco Cervelli left Tuesday's game against the Twins after taking a foul tip off his mask.

    Advice: The Pirates are saying his exit was precautionary, so it doesn't sound like there are any concussion concerns. Cervelli might get a day of rest Wednesday, though.
    Tuesday, 6:28 pm
  • Carlos Santana (back) 'a couple of days' away
    Carlos Santana (back) said Tuesday that while he feels better, it could be "a couple of days" before he returns to the lineup.

    Advice: Santana is out of the lineup for the third straight day Tuesday because of back spasms. It sounds like he might not be back in there until the weekend series against the Reds.
    Tuesday, 4:20 pm
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
    1:10 pm vs Cin
  • Santana (back) not in Indians' lineup Tuesday
    Carlos Santana (back) is not in the Indians' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the White Sox.

    Advice: Santana did not play Sunday and was scratched from the lineup Monday due to back spasms. Consider him day-to-day for now. Brandon Moss is at first base and Nick Swisher is at DH on Tuesday versus Chicago.
    Tuesday, 1:11 pm
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
    1:10 pm vs Cin
  • Morse batting seventh Tuesday
    Michael Morse will bat seventh Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Justin Bour got the start at first base, but Morse is back in there against Jeremy Hellickson. However, new Marlins manager Dan Jennings clearly wants to see him get it going before he considers putting him back near the middle of the order. The 33-year-old is batting just .208 with two home runs and a .553 OPS so far this season.
    Tuesday, 12:13 pm
  • Victor Martinez (knee) placed on 15-day DL
    Tigers placed DH Victor Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation.

    Advice: Martinez felt another pinch in his ailing knee during Monday's game and was noticeably hobbled, so it didn't make much sense for the Tigers to keep running him out there. It's unclear how much time he'll need to miss. The Tigers have called up outfielder Tyler Collins to replace him on the active roster.
    Tuesday, 11:14 am
    15-Day DL
    1:08 pm vs Hou
  • Victor Martinez (knee) could be headed to DL
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Monday's game that the club is "going to have to at least talk about other options" at designated hitter.

    Advice: Victor Martinez felt a pinch in his nagging left knee injury on Monday and also had another hitless game. That the knee was still bothering him after he essentially had a full four days of rest obviously is not a good sign. An update on Martinez, who is now hitting just .216/.308/.270 for the season, should be available on Tuesday.
    Monday, 8:18 pm
    15-Day DL
    1:08 pm vs Hou
  • Carlos Santana scratched with back spasms
    Carlos Santana was scratched from Monday's lineup with back spasms.

    Advice: Santana didn't play Sunday, either, as he revealed that the issue began to crop up on Saturday. Consider him day-to-day. Brandon Moss, who had been scheduled for a day off, is covering first base in Santana's absence.
    Monday, 2:27 pm
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
    1:10 pm vs Cin
  • Michael Morse sitting out on Monday
    Michael Morse is not in the Marlins' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Morse hasn't had a hit in a week and is batting just .210/.271/.286 for the season. Justin Bour is at first base Monday.
    Monday, 1:42 pm
  • V-Mart (knee) back in Tigers' lineup Monday
    Victor Martinez (knee) is back in the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday night against the Brewers.

    Advice: V-Mart wasn't used much over the weekend in St. Louis because the Tigers were playing in a National League park and the veteran designated hitter has been battling some minor knee discomfort. He is at cleanup for Detroit in his return to action Monday at Comerica Park.
    Monday, 12:11 pm
    15-Day DL
    1:08 pm vs Hou
  • Belt goes 9-for-14 in weekend series vs. Reds
    Brandon Belt finished 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, and three runs scored Sunday against the Reds.

    Advice: Belt went 9-for-14 with three home runs, seven RBI, and eight runs scored in the Giants' final three games in Cincinnati, lifting his OPS from .732 to .901 in a three-day span. The 27-year-old could be headed toward a breakout season if his health cooperates. He would probably enjoy hitting in Great American Ball Park a little more often.
    Monday, 10:23 am
  • Victor Martinez available off bench on Sunday
    Victor Martinez (knee) is available off the bench for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Tigers manager Brad Ausmus indicated Sunday that Martinez had not been available to pinch-hit the previous three games due to his knee issues. He's expected to return to his regular role as the Tigers' designated hitter on Monday against the Brewers.
    Sunday, 4:56 pm
    15-Day DL
    1:08 pm vs Hou
  • Grandal's single drives in only run in win
    Yasmani Grandal's run-scoring single in the fourth inning would be the only run scored in a 1-0 Dodger win over the Rockies on Sunday.

    Advice: Grandal finished the game 1-for-2 with a walk. The two-out RBI single off of Kyle Kendrick gave Grandal 17 RBI for the season. He's also hit four homers and scored 17 runs. The catcher's been in a groove offensively and has a season-slash of .301/.421/.484 while helping to lead the 24-13 Dodgers.
    Sunday, 3:59 pm
  • Duda doubles twice, walks in win vs. Brewers
    Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a walk, and an RBI to help the Mets top the Brewers 5-1 on Sunday.

    Advice: Duda doubled in what turned out to be the game-deciding run in the third inning, which made it a 2-0 game at the time. The first baseman has four multi-hit performances in his last eight games. He's hitting a solid .294/.378/.463 with three home runs and 14 RBI.
    Sunday, 1:17 pm
  • Bour breaks up Miller's bid for a no-hitter
    Justin Bour went 1-for-2, ending Shelby Miller's bid for a no-hitter with a two-out, ninth-inning single in Sunday's 6-0 loss to the Braves.

    Advice: With the way the Marlins were swinging, it didn't look like anything could stop Miller from achieving a no-hitter. But Bour was able to cleanly knock a single up the middle to curb Miller's effort at 8 2/3 innings. Bour has only had 28 plate appearances this season, but is batting .440/.500/.600 with a home run and three RBI.
    Sunday, 12:38 pm
  • Ike Davis has Grade 2 left quad strain
    Ike Davis has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain in his left quad.

    Advice: Davis was finally placed on the disabled list earlier Sunday after originally hurting the quad nearly a week ago. The Grade 2 designation means that he's going to require more than a minimum stay on the DL, although an exact timetable isn't known at this point. Mark Canha and Max Muncy will handle first base while Davis is out.
    Sunday, 10:58 am
    15-Day DL
  • Carlos Santana not in lineup Sunday
    Carlos Santana is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. The Indians have Brandon Moss at first base and Nick Swisher in right field while Santana sits.
    Sunday, 9:55 am
    Player Note
    Carlos Santana Cle - C,1B,3B
    1:10 pm vs Cin
  • A's place Ike Davis (quad) on disabled list
    Athletics placed 1B Ike Davis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 14, with a strained left quad.

    Advice: Davis originally hurt the quad a week ago and has been limited to just one pinch-hitting appearance since. Obviously, he just wasn't able to progress as quickly as the A's had hoped. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Mark Canha and Max Muncy have been sharing time at first base with Davis out.
    Sunday, 9:38 am
    15-Day DL
  • Pearce hits solo home run in loss to Angels
    Steve Pearce went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Pearce hit the solo home run, his third of the season, off of Matt Shoemaker in the fourth inning. He finished with two hits. The Orioles as a team finished with three. This season, the light-hitting Pearce is batting .195/.276/.325 with three homers and 10 RBI.
    Saturday, 7:59 pm
    Player Note
    Steve Pearce Bal - 1B,2B,OF
    4:15 pm @Mia
  • Encarnacion's pinch-hit homer not enough
    Edwin Encarnacion hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Encarnacion's two-run blast with two outs off of Luke Gregerson pulled the Blue Jays to within 6-5, but next batter Josh Donaldson flew out to end the game. Encarnacion is hitting .237/.312/.468 with nine home runs, 24 RBI and 23 runs scored. While the nine home runs look nice, Encarnacion slugged .547 last season and he's a fair ways off of that right now.
    Saturday, 7:33 pm
  • Michael Morse not in Marlins lineup Saturday
    Michael Morse is not in the Marlins starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the struggling first baseman. Jeff Baker will get the start in his place and bat fifth against Braves southpaw Alex Wood.
    Saturday, 7:02 am
  • Mets recall Eric Campbell from Triple-A
    Mets recalled INF/OF Eric Campbell from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Campbell was with the team a couple of weeks ago, but hit just .200/.323/.320 with a homer in 50 at-bats. The 28-year-old will serve as bench depth for the Mets and won't hold any fantasy value.
    Saturday, 5:39 am
  • Morales has three RBI in win over Yanks
    Kendrys Morales went 2-for-5 with three RBI against the Yankees on Friday.

    Advice: Morales had an RBI single in the Royals' six-run sixth inning and struck again with a two-run double in the very next inning. The 31-year-old now has a 10-game hitting streak and is tied for second in the American League with 29 RBI. Buying on the chances of a bounceback has paid off for Kansas City thus far.
    Friday, 9:07 pm
  • Posey hits two-run homer vs. Reds
    Buster Posey connected for a two-run homer in Friday's 10-2 win over the Reds.

    Advice: It was his sixth home run of the season. Posey has knocked in six runs over the past three games and owns a .286/.364/.444 batting line on the year. He currently has more walks (16) than strikeouts (13). The Giants are set to get Hunter Pence back from the disabled list on Saturday, which should only help Posey.
    Friday, 7:29 pm
    1:10 pm @Col; 6:10 pm @Col
  • Belt homers, knocks in four runs vs. Reds
    Brandon Belt hit his first home run of the season Friday against the Reds and knocked in four runs.

    Advice: Belt finally got off the schneid with a three-run shot off Jason Marquis in the first inning and later added an RBI double in the seventh. He went 3-for-5 on the night. While the power hasn't been there, the 27-year-old has been swinging the bat quite well of late. He's now hitting .333 this month.
    Friday, 7:28 pm
  • Goldschmidt hits double and drives in two
    Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Friday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Goldschmidt's two-run double in the top of the seventh inning temporarily put the Diamondbacks up 3-1, but the Snake bullpen would immediately give the advantage back, as the Phillies scored three times in the bottom of the frame. Goldschmidt (.344/.446/.668 with nine homers, 30 RBI and 28 runs scored) is doing all he can to lift an inertia-less Diamondbacks team, but there's no sign that things are going to improve in the near future for his 15-19 squad.
    Friday, 7:17 pm
  • Pujols hits first inning homer off Chen
    Albert Pujols hit a solo home run off of Wei-Yin Chen in Friday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: The home run would be Pujols only hit in a well-pitched game. The veteran slugger finished 1-for-4. After a hot start to the season, Pujols has cooled off to a .232/.287/.408 line. He's hit six home runs and has driven in 14 while scoring 16 runs.
    Friday, 6:57 pm
  • Cervelli drives in four runs in wild game
    Francisco Cervelli was 3-for-6 with four RBI in Friday's extra-innings loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: If you saw Cervelli cashing in four RBI at any point this season, get thee to a lottery ticket. He came into the game with four driven in for the entire season and left with the total doubled. Three of those RBI came via a bases clearing double in the sixth inning, but it was Cervelli's game-tying, ninth-inning RBI single off of Hector Rondon with two outs that proved to be one of the most dramatic hits in a game that saw the Cubs blow a 7-1 fifth-inning lead before they ultimately came back to win it in the bottom of the 12th.
    Friday, 4:28 pm
  • Stephen Vogt sitting on Friday
    Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics' lineup for Friday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: Vogt will sit with lefty Carlos Rodon taking the mound. This is just a rest/match-up sit. There's no injury to report.
    Friday, 3:41 pm
  • Lucroy (toe) cleared to catch bullpens
    Jonathan Lucroy (toe) has been cleared to catch bullpen sessions.

    Advice: The next and final step after that will be a clearance to begin running. The Brewers haven't set a firm timetable from Lucroy's return from a fractured left big toe, but he seems to be tracking towards an activation before the end of the month.
    Friday, 1:51 pm
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm @Atl
  • V-Mart to serve as pinch-hitter this weekend
    Victor Martinez will be used only in a pinch-hitting capacity this weekend during an interleague series in St. Louis.

    Advice: Martinez was also rested on Thursday, so he'll be out of the lineup four days in a row. He's batting just .226/.320/.283 this season, as he's clearly not himself while trying to play through pain in his surgically-repaired left knee.
    Friday, 6:17 am
    15-Day DL
    1:08 pm vs Hou
  • Fielder drives in 20th run with single
    Prince Fielder went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Fielder's fifth-inning RBI single pulled the Rangers to within 3-2, but the Royals would add to their lead and ultimately win 6-3. The RBI gave the big first baseman 20 driven in for the season. He's also hit four home runs and scored 13. The counting stats aren't fantastic, but Fielder is hitting a solid .348/.405/.493 and barring injury, the power numbers should be there by the end of the year.
    Thursday, 2:28 pm
  • Cervelli not in Pirates' lineup on Thursday
    Francisco Cervelli is not in the Pirates' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Phillies.

    Advice: Chris Stewart will catch Vance Worley and bat eighth. Cervelli is batting just .270/.330/.337 on the season.
    Thursday, 7:14 am
  • Victor Martinez out of Tigers lineup Thursday
    Victor Martinez is not in the Tigers' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's a day of rest for the 36-year-old designated hitter, who's batting just .226/.320/.283 in 32 games this season. J.D. Martinez is at DH and Rajai Davis is in right field Thursday afternoon against the Twins.
    Thursday, 7:08 am
    15-Day DL
    1:08 pm vs Hou
  • Davis (quad) lined out as pinch-hitter Wed.
    Ike Davis (quad) lined out as a pinch-hitter in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Davis will be available off the bench over the next few days, but he's not expected to return to the A's starting lineup until Sunday. He is nursing a left quad strain.
    Thursday, 5:44 am
    15-Day DL
  • Pujols lifts sac fly in 11th to walk off LAA
    Albert Pujols's sacrifice fly in the 11th inning sent the Angels to a 2-1 walkoff win against the Rockies on Wednesday.

    Advice: With the bases loaded in the 11th, Pujols lifted a fly to Corey Dickerson which was shallow enough to give Dickerson at least a shot to gun down pinch runner Taylor Featherston, but the throw was errant. It was the third walkoff victory of the season for the Angels, who evened their second to 17-17. Pujols finished 1-for-4 with a double. He's slashing .231/.288/.388.
    Wednesday, 10:44 pm
  • Buster Posey goes 3-for-5, homers
    Buster Posey went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI against the Astros on Wednesday.

    Advice: Unfortunately, Posey needed one more hit; he ended the game with a little tapper back to the mound with the tying run on third in the top of the ninth. Posey is up to five homers and 14 RBI in 33 games for the season. He's one of the Giants most looking forward to Hunter Pence's return.
    Wednesday, 8:49 pm
    1:10 pm @Col; 6:10 pm @Col
  • Prince Fielder hits fourth homer in victory
    Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the Rangers' 5-2 win over the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Fielder's lack of power has gotten more attention than his .344 average, but he doubled his homer total from two to four in the series against the Royals. More bombs should be on the way.
    Wednesday, 8:17 pm
  • Frazier homers again as Reds top Braves
    Todd Frazier went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and a two-run home run in Wednesday's victory over the Braves.

    Advice: Frazier doubled the Reds' lead to 4-0 with his third-inning blast to center field off of Eric Stults. He moves back into a tie with Bryce Harper for the National League lead in home runs with 12. He's also batting .238/.336/.571 with 23 RBI and five stolen bases.
    Wednesday, 6:21 pm
  • Goldschmidt falls home run short of cycle
    Paul Goldschmidt fell a home run shy of the cycle Wednesday, finishing 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in a loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Goldschmidt built up to a climactic at-bat in the eighth after singling in the first, doubling in the third and tripling in the fifth, but he struck out to fall short of the feat. The game was a nice breakout for Goldy, who was hitless in his prior three games before Wednesday. A lack of hits hasn't been a problem for the first baseman often this year, as he's hitting .347/.451/.653 with nine homers, 28 RBI and 28 runs scored on the season.
    Wednesday, 4:22 pm
  • Ike Davis (quad) could sit until Sunday
    Ike Davis (quad) isn't expected to be available to play until this weekend.

    Advice: With the A's slated to face lefties on Friday and Saturday, that means Davis probably won't be back in the lineup until Sunday. Mark Canha is at first base Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 11:16 am
    15-Day DL
  • Stephen Vogt getting a breather Wednesday
    Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest. Josh Phegley is at catcher Wednesday in Vogt's place.
    Wednesday, 9:11 am
  • Ike Davis (quad) out again Wednesday
    Ike Davis (quad) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Davis took batting practice prior to Tuesday's game and should be available off the bench, but he's obviously not ready to return to the lineup. Mark Canha is at first base Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 9:10 am
    15-Day DL
  • Vogt homers as Athletics top the Red Sox
    Stephen Vogt walked and hit a two-run home run in four trips to the plate on Tuesday in a win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Vogt took Justin Masterson yard in the first inning to put the A's up 3-0. The 30-year-old has been the best-hitting catcher in baseball thus far, carrying a .337/.420/.673 triple-slash line with nine home runs and 30 RBI.
    Tuesday, 10:02 pm
  • Blanks collects three hits in loss to Royals
    Kyle Blanks finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Blanks scored a run in the sixth and had an RBI single in the seventh inning, giving him six RBI and nine runs scored through 13 games. The hulking infielder is hitting .314/.364/.549 with three homers this year, and with the Rangers going nowhere he should continue to get at-bats while he's healthy and hitting.
    Tuesday, 9:14 pm
    15-Day DL
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