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  • Peterson's walkoff RBI guides Braves over MIL
    Jace Peterson hit a walkoff RBI single Saturday in the Braves' 3-2 extra-innings win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Peterson smacked a leadoff single in the bottom of the first inning but was caught trying to steal second base. His next hit of the game -- five at-bats later -- was a single to left-center field that scored Alberto Callaspo from third base in the bottom of the 11th inning. Peterson, 25, is batting .264/.336/.318 with four steals and 14 runs in 39 games this season.
    Today, 5:15 pm
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Mil
  • Dustin Pedroia batting leadoff for Sox
    Dustin Pedroia will bat leadoff Saturday against the Angels.

    Advice: Pedroia hasn't batted leadoff since last season. His lifetime average in the leadoff spot is .264, much lower than his .303 clip hitting elsewhere. Mookie Betts typically hits leadoff for the Sox, but he's getting the day off.
    Today, 1:47 pm
  • Mookie Betts not in Red Sox lineup Saturday
    Mookie Betts is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Rusney Castillo is getting the start in center field, with Shane Victorino back in there in right field against opposing southpaw C.J. Wilson. Betts has fallen on hard times after a strong start to the season and is hitting just .232/.290/.387 with five homers and 22 RBI in 41 games on the year.
    Today, 12:47 pm
    W, 8-3 vs x LAA
  • Bloomquist delivers two-run double in victory
    Willie Bloomquist delivered a two-run double on Saturday, leading the Mariners to a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Score one for the batter vs. pitcher DFS crowd, as Bloomquist entered the day 20-for-44 (.455) with seven extra-base hits lifetime against Mark Buehrle. His two-run double in the third inning increased the M's advantage to 3-1 and proved to be the difference in the ballgame. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon, and he's now hitting .184/.205/.211 with three RBI on the season.
    Today, 12:39 pm
    W, 3-2 ^ @Tor
  • Ben Zobrist expected to rejoin A's on Monday
    Ben Zobrist (knee) is expected to be activated from the disabled list and rejoin the Athletics on Monday.

    Advice: He has been sidelined since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on April 28, and has made very quick work of his recovery which was initially expected to extend into mid-June. Before hitting the disabled list, Zobrist was hitting .240/.304/.400 with a homer and eight RBI in his first 14 games with the A's.
    Today, 11:37 am
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    W, 5-0 x @TB
  • Rendon to play in simulated games next week
    Anthony Rendon (knee, oblique) took full batting practice for the first time on Saturday and has been cleared to begin playing in simulated games next week.

    Advice: He'll play in a few simulated games in Viera early in the week before heading out on a minor league rehab assignment. At this stage, barring any setbacks, he should be cleared to rejoin the Nationals in early June.
    Today, 10:40 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 8-1 vs x Phi
  • Danny Espinosa not in Nats lineup Saturday
    Danny Espinosa is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Dan Uggla will get the start in his place and hit seventh against Cole Hamels and the Phillies. Look for Espinosa to be back in at his regular spot on Sunday.
    Today, 10:03 am
    L, 8-1 vs x Phi
  • Brett Lawrie not in Athletics lineup Saturday
    Brett Lawrie is not in the Athletics starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Max Muncy is getting the call at the hot corner and batting fifth in the A's lineup against opposing right-hander Nathan Karns. Lawrie should be back in there for Sunday's series finale. The 25-year-old is hitting .279/.310/.364 with two homers and 16 RBI in 43 games.
    Today, 8:58 am
    W, 5-0 x @TB
  • Brad Miller not in Mariners lineup Saturday
    Brad Miller is not in the Mariners starting lineup on Saturday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against opposing southpaw Mark Buehrle, with Chris Taylor starting at shortstop and hitting ninth for the M's. Look for Miller to be back in there for Sunday's series finale.
    Today, 7:43 am
    W, 3-2 x @Tor
  • Matt Duffy hits second homer
    Matt Duffy hit his second homer as part of a 3-for-5 night against the Rockies on Friday.

    Advice: Duffy has established himself as the Giants' best option at third base, for better or worse. He's not going to be much of an asset offensively, but he's certainly outplayed Casey McGehee to date.
    Yesterday, 10:33 pm
    New Player Note
    Matt Duffy SF - 2B,3B,SS
    W, 10-8 ^ @Col; Bot 1, 0-0 ^ @Col
  • D.J. LeMahieu hits second homer
    D.J. LeMahieu went 2-for-4 and hit his second homer Friday against the Giants.

    Advice: LeMahieu is bating .326, but between his placement at the bottom of the Rockies order and his poor baserunning, he's scored just 13 runs. Fortunately, he's driven in 20, which has resulted in some surprising early-season fantasy value.
    Yesterday, 10:32 pm
    L, 10-8 vs ^ SF; Bot 1, 0-0 vs ^ SF
  • Dee Gordon steals four bases vs. O's
    Dee Gordon stole four bases Friday against the Orioles.

    Advice: It tied his career-high and tied the Marlins record, which was set by Luis Castillo back in 2000. Gordon finished the night 2-for-5 with a run scored and is batting .386 with 16 steals through 40 games.
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
    W, 1-0 vs ^ Bal
  • Rays option Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham
    Rays optioned INF Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: The 25-year-old infielder went 2-for-4 with his fifth home run of the season on Friday, but became a roster casualty as the Rays needed a fresh arm in the bullpen. While he has shown flashes, he's hitting just .224/.266/.459 on the year and could benefit from everyday at-bats at Triple-A.
    Yesterday, 8:47 pm
    Not Active
    L, 5-0 vs x Oak
  • Eddie Rosario goes 0-for-2
    Eddie Rosario struck out twice and was credited with a sac bunt during Friday's game against the White Sox.

    Advice: Since homering in his first major league at-bat, Rosario is 7-for-35 with one extra-base hit (a double) and a 15/1 K/BB ratio. But given his lousy Triple-A numbers, that shouldn't really come as any surprise. Instead of keeping him around as a backup, the Twins will probably return him to Triple-A soon.
    Yesterday, 8:12 pm
    W, 4-3 x @CWS
  • Gregorius launches three-run homer in loss
    Didi Gregorius launched a three-run homer on Friday, but it wasn't enough for the Yankees to overcome the Rangers.

    Advice: His three-run shot, his first of the season, came off Rangers starter Colby Lewis in the fourth inning, cutting the Rangers lead to 7-4 at the time. He has been a major disappointment at the dish early in the season, slashing a mere .217/.278/.278 with 10 RBI.
    Yesterday, 8:00 pm
    L, 15-4 vs ^ Tex
  • Kipnis stays hot with three hits vs. Reds
    Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored, and a walk Friday against the Reds.

    Advice: Another huge night for Kipnis. He's now hitting .463 this month, with 12 multi-hit games. After finishing April with a .218 batting average, he now sits among the league leaders with a .337 batting average.
    Yesterday, 7:47 pm
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Cin
  • Odubel Herrera plates lone run in loss Friday
    Odubel Herrera went 1-for-3 and plated the Phillies lone run in Friday's loss to Max Scherzer and the Nationals.

    Advice: His run-scoring double in the second inning plated Maikel Franco and gave the Phillies an early 1-0 lead, but that would be the extent of their offense on the evening. Herrera also drew a walk in the ballgame and is now slashing .263/.300/.375 with 14 RBI on the season.
    Yesterday, 6:58 pm
    Player Note
    Odubel Herrera Phi - 2B,SS,OF
    W, 8-1 ^ @Was
  • Travis (shoulder) expected back when eligible
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on June 1 when first eligible.

    Advice: Travis was placed on the DL on Thursday after battling a left shoulder injury for a few days. It's a minor ailment, though, as he's been given a cortisone shot and should resume full workouts before long. The rookie had been scuffling at the dish of late before the DL move, batting just .162/.205/.243 over his previous 10 games.
    Yesterday, 2:07 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-2 vs x Sea
  • Ryan Brett ready for rehab assignment
    Ryan Brett (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Sunday.

    Advice: Brett has been out for nearly a month with a subluxation of the left shoulder. He'll probably be sent down to Triple-A Durham once ready.
    Yesterday, 1:44 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-0 vs x Oak
  • Rey Navarro optioned to Triple-A
    Orioles optioned INF Rey Navarro to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Navarro batted .276/.276/.448 with one homer while up with the big club. He was no longer needed with Everth Cabrera (foot) back from the disabled list.
    Yesterday, 12:54 pm
    Not Active
    L, 1-0 x @Mia
  • Marcus Semien getting a breather Friday
    Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

    Advice: New A's coach Ron Washington is putting Semien through drills prior to Friday's game as he seeks to improve the youngster's defense, so it's no surprise he's not in the lineup. Andy Parrino is handling shortstop.
    Yesterday, 11:55 am
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    W, 5-0 ^ @TB
  • Russell smacks a homer in win over Padres
    Addison Russell went 2-for-4 with a solo homer on Thursday in a win against the Padres.

    Advice: The seventh inning blast off Dale Thayer provided an insurance run in the 3-0 triumph. Slowly but surely, Russell is getting up to speed. The 21-year-old rookie slashed .179/.207/.286 in 28 April at-bats (14/1 K/BB rate) after his promotion, but now boasts a May OPS over .800. He has drawn four walks in the past six games after taking only three in his first 21.
    Thursday, 8:49 pm
  • Blue Jays place Devon Travis (shoulder) on DL
    Blue Jays placed INF Devon Travis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 17, with left shoulder inflammation.

    Advice: The Blue Jays had been playing it day-by-day with Travis who is dealing with a sore shoulder where he was hit by a line drive and then agitated with a swing during Saturday's game. His stay on the disabled list should be minimal, so expect him to rejoin the Jays lineup in early June.
    Thursday, 8:39 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-2 vs x Sea
  • Cano finishes with two singles in loss to BAL
    Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and a walk in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Cano was also caught stealing for the third time this season. The singles are nice to see, as his numbers are down across the board. If the season finished today, his .264/.305/.356 batting line would be the worst for his career. Thankfully for Cano and the Mariners, the season does not finish on May 21. Given that he hit .314/.382/.454 in 2014, this likely isn't a Safeco problem. Cano's merely in a bit of a rut. His numbers will right themselves over time.
    Thursday, 3:37 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
    L, 1-0 x @Mia
  • Jays expect Travis to avoid disabled list
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday that the team still expects Devon Travis (shoulder) to avoid the disabled list.

    Advice: Travis is out of the lineup for the fifth straight game Thursday due to soreness in his left shoulder/collarbone. The Blue Jays could always backdate him on the disabled list as long as they keep him out of the lineup, but they don't think it will be necessary. Consider him day-to-day.
    Thursday, 1:22 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-2 vs x Sea
  • Asdrubal Cabrera not in Rays' lineup Thurs.
    Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the Rays' starting lineup Thursday evening against the Athletics.

    Advice: Nick Franklin will get his first start at shortstop this season. Cabrera is just getting a day of rest.
    Thursday, 11:28 am
    L, 5-0 vs ^ Oak
  • Rendon hit and took grounders on Wednesday
    Anthony Rendon (knee, oblique) hit in a cage and took some grounders with the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rendon was placed on the disabled list before Opening Day with a sprained MCL in his left knee and he suffered a strained oblique in early May while rehabbing that knee injury. The Nationals will continue to take it slowly with the 24-year-old third baseman. He's eventually going to need a minor league rehab assignment and remains highly doubtful to debut before the end of May.
    Wednesday, 1:37 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 8-1 vs x Phi
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) sitting again
    Devon Travis (shoulder) remained out of the Blue Jays' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Travis banged his left shoulder/collarbone on Saturday and is still sore. He remains day-to-day. Steve Tolleson is at second base in his place.
    Wednesday, 12:49 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-2 vs x Sea
  • Brett (shoulder) plays in extended spring
    Ryan Brett (shoulder) has played in two extended spring training games.

    Advice: Brett should be cleared to begin a rehab assignment soon, although he seems likely to be optioned to Triple-A Durham once ready. He's been out for nearly a month with a subluxation of the left shoulder.
    Wednesday, 6:45 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 5-0 vs x Oak
  • Kipnis has two hits, scores twice against Sox
    Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Kipnis tripled in the game, his third triple of the year. The second baseman has enjoyed a blazing hot May that has helped him raise his overall line to .338/.404/.510. He's currently fourth in the American League in batting average and sixth in the AL with 27 runs scored.
    Tuesday, 8:47 pm
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Cin
  • Cabrera lifts second home run in win over ATL
    Asdrubal Cabrera hit his second home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: Cabrera hit a solo shot off Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz in the fourth inning, his only hit in four at-bats. Cabrera was given a prime opportunity early in the season, batting third for 23 games for manager Kevin Cash, but he failed to capitalize and has now been moved lower in the order. The infielder is batting just .214 with his two homers and 11 RBI in 39 games.
    Tuesday, 7:14 pm
    L, 5-0 vs ^ Oak
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) out again Tuesday
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is out of the Blue Jays' lineup for the third straight game Tuesday against the Angels.

    Advice: Travis left Saturday's game with left shoulder irritation after tweaking it on a swing and remains day-to-day. Steve Tolleson will make another start at second base Tuesday. Josh Donaldson is leading off.
    Tuesday, 12:55 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-2 vs x Sea
  • Zobrist (knee) ran bases without issue Sunday
    Ben Zobrist (knee) ran the bases without any issues on Sunday.

    Advice: He's slated to begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Stockton on Tuesday where he'll play five innings. He'll need several games on his rehab assignment before he's ready to rejoin the A's lineup on or around May 25.
    Sunday, 5:00 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    W, 5-0 x @TB
  • Peterson gets on base 3 times with 2 RBI
    Jace Peterson went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a two-run single in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Peterson was once again a factor in the Braves' offense a day after hitting a grand slam. He singled in two runs and later scored as part of the Braves' five-run second inning. He's now batting .284/.350/.349 with one home run and 15 RBI.
    Sunday, 12:36 pm
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Mil
  • D.J. LeMahieu sitting out on Sunday
    D.J. LeMahieu is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest. Rafael Ynoa is at second base Sunday in LeMahieu's place.
    Sunday, 10:44 am
    L, 10-8 vs ^ SF; Bot 1, 0-0 vs ^ SF
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) sitting out Sunday
    Devon Travis (shoulder) is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Travis hurt his left shoulder on a swing during Saturday's game and had to be pulled. He's expected to be alright, but the Jays will give him at least one day of rest. Steve Tolleson is at second base Sunday in Travis' place.
    Sunday, 8:44 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-2 vs x Sea
  • A's eyeing May 25 return for Zobrist (knee)
    The Athletics are looking at May 25 as a target return date for Ben Zobrist (knee).

    Advice: Zobrist has been taking batting practice for nearly a week and will run the bases the next two days before being cleared to begin a rehab assignment. He'll play both the infield and outfield during his rehab assignment before rejoining the A's in just over a week.
    Sunday, 6:43 am
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    W, 5-0 x @TB
  • Kipnis hits go-ahead homer in ninth vs TEX
    Jason Kipnis went 3-for-6 with a go-ahead two-run homer in the ninth inning of Saturday's 10-8 win over the Rangers.

    Advice: The Indians entered the ninth inning down 8-7, but managed a big rally. After Jose Ramirez hit into a fielder's choice to tie the game at 8-8, Kipnis launched a two-run homer off of Neftali Feliz, who now has three blown saves on the season. The dramatic homer was just the continuation of a great season by Kipnis, who is hitting a stellar .340/.400/.510 with four homers, 17 RBI, 24 runs scored and five steals.
    Saturday, 9:13 pm
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Cin
  • Brad Miller homers twice in loss to Red Sox
    Brad Miller slugged two solo home runs Saturday in the Mariners' loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Miller hit both of his big flies off Red Sox starter Rick Porcello, but that represented that entirety of Seattle's offensive output for the night. Miller was at DH and batting second. He seems to have found new life since being moved into a roving utility role.
    Saturday, 9:07 pm
    W, 3-2 x @Tor
  • 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
    L, 1-0 x @Mia
  • Devon Travis removed with shoulder irritation
    Devon Travis left Saturday's game with left shoulder irritation.

    Advice: He injured himself on a swing in the seventh inning and Steve Tolleson entered the game at second base. Travis went 1-for-4 with a double and three strikeouts before exiting. The second baseman said he's hoping to play Sunday, but the Blue Jays will probably give him a full day of rest.
    Saturday, 7:05 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-2 vs x Sea
  • Tim Beckham blasts fourth homer in loss
    Tim Beckham launched his fourth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: His two-run bomb came off Twins starter Trevor May in the seventh inning. It was his lone hit on the afternoon, finishing 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.
    Saturday, 3:05 pm
    Not Active
    L, 5-0 vs x Oak
  • Jace Peterson blasts grand slam in victory
    Jace Peterson's grand slam powered the Braves to a 5-3 victory over the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: The second inning blast was his first of the season. Peterson batted out of the leadoff slot in the Braves' lineup Saturday and could continue doing so if he keeps producing. He's a good value play in daily games.
    Saturday, 2:38 pm
    W, 3-2 vs ^ Mil
  • Kipnis has four hits Friday against Rangers
    Jason Kipnis was 4-for-5 with three runs scored against the Rangers on Friday.

    Advice: Kipnis remains red-hot. The 28-year-old hit just .218 in April, but he's hitting an incredible .518 (28-for-54) through 13 games this month. His season batting average is all the way up to .333 now. Batting leadoff appears to agree with him.
    Friday, 9:39 pm
    W, 2-1 vs ^ Cin
  • Gordon has three hits Friday vs. Braves
    Dee Gordon went 3-for-5 with a run scored Friday against the Braves.

    Advice: Gordon has seven hits over the past two games, pulling his batting average up from .412 to .433 in the process. That's hard to do. He already has 61 hits on the year. This was the 11th time this season that he has notched at least three hits in a game.
    Friday, 8:08 pm
    W, 1-0 vs ^ Bal
  • Rendon (knee) to resume baseball activities
    Anthony Rendon (knee, oblique) reported to the Nationals' spring training complex in Viera on Thursday where he'll begin baseball activities.

    Advice: They'll attempt with a slower progression for him this time around, beginning with fielding light ground balls. Aside from his left MCL sprain, he has also been battling a left oblique strain which shut down his recovery early in May. It's unlikely that he returns to the Nationals lineup before the end of May.
    Thursday, 5:43 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 8-1 vs x Phi
  • Gordon's 4-hit night leads Marlins past LAD
    Dee Gordon had four hits, including a pair of doubles, in five at-bats to help the Marlins edge the Dodgers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gordon led off the third inning and later scored, then singled and scored in the seventh. It's the fifth time in May he has had three or more hits in a game. The speedster is batting a ridiculous .426/.452/.529 with 12 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and 20 runs scored.
    Wednesday, 8:23 pm
    W, 1-0 vs ^ Bal
  • Devon Travis back in Jays' lineup Wednesday
    Devon Travis is back in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Wednesday evening versus the Orioles.

    Advice: Travis, mired in a small slump, was given a day of rest Tuesday. He's leading off on Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 1:51 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-2 vs x Sea
  • Zobrist slated for rehab assignment next week
    Ben Zobrist (knee) is on track to begin a rehab assignment next week.

    Advice: Zobrist resumed taking batting practice on Tuesday as he works his way back from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. It sounds like he could make it back by late May, which would be a little sooner than initially anticipated.
    Wednesday, 11:17 am
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    W, 5-0 x @TB
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