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  • Desmond Jennings (knee) is pain-free
    Desmond Jennings said Thursday that his surgically-repaired left knee is pain-free for the first time since late April.

    Advice: Jennings finally had arthroscopic surgery last month after he was unable to get over the hump with his knee ailment. He's hoping to return sometime in August. "It's a good feeling," Jennings said. "I'm anxious to start playing some baseball." Rotoworld.com
    30 minutes ago
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Loney (finger) activated from disabled list
    Rays activated 1B James Loney from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Loney progressed more quickly than expected in his recovery from a broken left middle finger and has been cleared to return after a few rehab games. He returns to a .275/.322/.376 batting line and should provide a much-needed boost for the Rays at first base. Rotoworld.com
    32 minutes ago
  • Alvarez (shoulder) to return just after break
    Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is expected to rejoin the Marlins' rotation shortly after the All-Star break.

    Advice: Plagued all season by inflammation in his pitching shoulder, Alvarez will need a rehab assignment but it's unclear when he'll begin one. The right-hander has been limited to just four starts this season due to injury. Rotoworld.com
    45 minutes ago
  • Doc 'a little more concerned' about Nolasco
    Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Dr. Robert Anderson "was a little more concerned" about Ricky Nolasco (ankle) after a visit Thursday.

    Advice: Nolasco is dealing with a bone fragment in his right ankle and has been unable to throw off a mound without pain. There's been no decision made yet as far as surgery goes, but it may be a foregone conclusion. It's unclear how long Nolasco would be sidelined if he does go under the knife. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:25 am
     
    15-Day DL
  • David Goforth recalled from Triple-A
    Brewers recalled RHP David Goforth from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: Goforth didn't allow a run in four appearances spanning 2 1/3 innings earlier this season with the Brewers. He'll be a middle reliever. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:00 am
  • Tyler Cravy recalled to from Triple-A
    Brewers recalled RHP Tyler Cravy from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: Cravy tossed seven frames of one-run ball in his major league debut last month but was sent back down after the game. He will be used in long relief. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:59 am
  • Corey Knebel optioned to Triple-A
    Brewers optioned RHP Corey Knebel to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: It's a surprise, as Knebel has pitched well with a 2.95 ERA and 19 strikeouts over 21 1/3 innings. Tyler Cravy and David Goforth have been added to the bullpen. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:56 am
     
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    4:10 pm @Cin
  • Doug Bernier outrighted to Triple-A
    Twins sent INF Doug Bernier outright to Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Bernier was already in the minors and now he's off the 40-man roster. He had one hit in five at-bats in a brief stay in the majors earlier this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:27 am
     
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  • Steve Tolleson outrighted to Triple-A
    Blue Jays sent INF Steve Tolleson outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain with the organization. Tolleson could get another shot with the big club at some point. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:25 am
     
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    4:08 pm @Det
  • Chris Volstad outrighted to Triple-A
    Pirates sent RHP Chris Volstad outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Volstad had been designated for assignment after a two-inning scoreless appearance with the big club. He returns to a 3.43 ERA at Indy. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:23 am
     
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    4:05 pm vs Cle
  • Dan Straily recalled from Triple-A
    Astros recalled RHP Dan Straily from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Straily will take the ball on Friday against the Red Sox. He owns an uninspiring 4.06 ERA and 1.38 WHIP for Fresno this season, although it's come along with a nice 70/14 K/BB ratio over 77 2/3 innings. He could get a couple starts with the big club until Scott Feldman (knee) is ready to return. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:21 am
     
    4:10 pm ^ @Bos
  • Hamels 'unlikely' to approve trade to Astros
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the "word for now seems to be that it's unlikely" Cole Hamels would approve a trade to the Astros.

    Advice: Heyman says that Houston "would love" the southpaw, but "there still is no reason to believe its feeling is reciprocated by Hamels." The left-hander could always change his mind, of course, and it also might wind up being a moot point if another teams offers a better trade package. The Astros certainly appear to be in the market for a big arm this month. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:01 am
  • Astros, Dodgers, scouting Johnny Cueto
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Astros and Dodgers had two scouts apiece at a recent Johnny Cueto start versus the Mets.

    Advice: Heyman notes that "some of the scouts might have been there doing regular/advance coverage." However, it's no secret that both the Astros and Dodgers are among the clubs interested in the veteran right-hander. The Blue Jays and Yankees are two other teams known to have interest. Cueto has appeared to put his elbow issue behind him and should fetch a nice return for the Reds later this month. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:55 am
  • Eric Hosmer reaches twice in return to lineup
    Eric Hosmer (finger) singled and drew a walk in four plate appearances in his return to the lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Hosmer had missed the last three games with a minor left ring finger sprain. He should be fine. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:51 am
  • Pollock has 2 hits, including HR, in win
    A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored in Thursday's 8-1 win versus the Rockies.

    Advice: Pollock hit his 10th homer of the year off Chris Rusin in the sixth inning. The outfielder has been an unsung fantasy stud so far this year. He's batting .301 and is on pace for 21 homers, 74 RBI, 107 runs and 33 steals. That type of production would threaten for a top-five fantasy outfielder finish. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Tomas knocks in a pair vs. the Rockies
    Yasmany Tomas smacked a two-run double in Thursday's win against the Rockies.

    Advice: The seventh-inning drive off of Scott Oberg plated A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt and gave the Diamondbacks a 5-1 lead in the eventual 8-1 victory. The Tomas investment looked like an early flop, but he's slashing a tasty .318/.359/.441 through 220 at-bats. If the power comes and the average doesn't suffer because of it, he's going to be a fantasy star. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Rusin allows only 1 ER in loss to the D'Backs
    Chris Rusin allowed six hits and three runs -- one earned -- over six frames in a loss to Arizona on Thursday.

    Advice: Rusin whiffed six and walked two. He's now 3-3 with a 4.27 ERA in 46-plus innings, surpassing expectations, but that will change any day now, as his 1.55 WHIP and 32/14 K/BB rate both portend rough times ahead. Steer clear in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Phegley plates a pair in 4-0 win over Seattle
    Josh Phegley went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Thursday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Phegley has been stellar in a part-time role for the A's, slashing .280/.333/.523 in 107 at-bats. He's also been an asset throwing out potential base robbers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Kazmir paints 8 shutout innings in gem vs M's
    Scott Kazmir fired eight innings of shutout ball, scattering two hits, against the Mariners in Thursday's 4-0 victory.

    Advice: He punched out seven and walked zero in the dominant outing. This was the second time in less than a month that Kazmir threw eight shutout innings. Kazmir (5-5, 2.56 ERA) has a tougher assignment next time out in New York against the Yankees. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Elias gives up 3 runs in loss to the A's
    Roenis Elias surrendered three runs on three hits across six innings in a loss to the A's on Thursday.

    Advice: He struck out seven and walked one. Elias was touched for two runs in the first, mostly settling in for a smooth five innings to come after that. Unfortunately, Scott Kazmir put up eight zeroes across from him, dropping Elias to 4-6 with a 4.27 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Venable hits go-ahead homer in extras
    Will Venable slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in a 5-3 win over the Cardinals in 11 innings on Thursday.

    Advice: The Cardinals tied the game in the fifth inning, but both sides remained scoreless from there until Venable took Carlos Villanueva deep in extras. After a disappointing 2014 season, the 32-year-old is batting .263/.324/.421 with six homers and six steals over 66 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Ross gives up three runs in no-decision
    Tyson Ross was handed a no-decision Thursday after allowing three runs over six innings against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Ross collected his first career home run in the no-decision. He struggled with his control once again, walking five batters while throwing 69 out of 115 pitches for strikes. Ross has now walked five batters in three out of his last four starts. While he has struck out 111 batters in 102 1/3 innings this season, he's averaging 4.69 BB/9. He has been a source of frustration for fantasy owners during the first half. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Cooney handed no-decision vs. Padres
    Tim Cooney allowed three runs (two earned) over six innings in a no-decision against the Padres.

    Advice: Cooney allowed four hits (including two home runs) and walked two while striking out six. He kept the Cardinals in the game, which is exactly what they were asking for. Jaime Garcia (groin) is only expected to miss one start, so Cooney will likely be sent right back down to Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Solarte ejected from Thursday's game
    Yangervis Solarte was ejected from Thursday's game in the sixth inning for arguing a check-swing call.

    Advice: Solarte went 1-for-3 with a solo homer before home plate umpire Bob Davidson gave him the boot. His solo shot in the second inning snapped a 22-inning scoreless streak for San Diego. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Carpenter reaches base four times in loss
    Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, two walks, and two runs scored Thursday against the Padres.

    Advice: It was his first multi-hit game since June 18. Carpenter has seen his batting average fall 100 points from .378 to .278 since May 1. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Cards call up LHP Cooney from Triple-A
    Cardinals recalled LHP Tim Cooney from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Cooney will start Thursday in place of Jaime Garcia, who came down with some cramping in his left groin. It's likely to just be a spot start, so he figures to be sent down to Triple-A after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:25 pm
  • Cooney to make spot start on Thursday
    Tim Cooney will make a spot start for the Cardinals on Thursday night against the Padres.

    Advice: It is Jaime Garcia's turn in the rotation, but he has been scratched with cramping in his left groin. Cooney struggled earlier this season in his major league debut against the Phillies and doesn't look like an overly attractive play Thursday versus San Diego. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:55 am
  • Loney (finger) expected to return on Friday
    James Loney (finger) is expected to return to the Rays' active roster on Friday.

    Advice: Loney has been on a minor league rehab assignment since Tuesday. He broke a bone in his left middle finger back in late May and will wind up missing around five weeks. The first baseman returns to a .275/.322/.376 batting line, two homers, and 11 RBI in 30 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:49 am
  • Straily set to make Astros debut on Friday
    Dan Straily will start for the Astros against the Red Sox on Friday.

    Advice: Straily owns a 4.06 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 70/14 K/BB ratio over 77 2/3 innings with Triple-A Fresno this year. The 26-year-old will replace Brett Oberholtzer in the Astros' rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:17 pm
     
    4:10 pm ^ @Bos
  • Hosmer (finger) takes swings, plays catch
    Eric Hosmer (finger) took some soft-toss swings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hosmer remains out of the lineup, but he's working toward a return in the coming days. The first baseman also planned to play catch and field some grounders before Wednesday's game. The left ring finger sprain is still day-to-day at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:30 pm
  • Cueto spins eight innings of one-run ball
    Johnny Cueto held the Twins to just one run over eight innings while striking out eight in a 2-1 victory Wednesday.

    Advice: Brian Dozier came around to score after smacking a leadoff double down the left-field line in the sixth inning, but that's all the Twins were able to scrape together against Cueto. In six starts since returning from an elbow issue, Cueto boasts a 2.52 ERA and 40/8 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings. In other words, he's looked like his normal self. The righty takes on the Nationals on the road next. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:53 pm
  • Steve Tolleson activated, then DFA'd
    Blue Jays activated INF Steve Tolleson from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

    Advice: Tolleson had been out since late May with a strained groin. He seems likely to clear waivers and remain in the organization. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:38 am
     
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    4:08 pm @Det
  • Solarte prevents Padres from getting no-hit
    Yangervis Solarte gave the Padres reason to smile in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, as his seventh-inning double prevented a no-hitter.

    Advice: Mariners starter Mike Montgomery hadn't allowed a hit with one out in the seventh inning when Solarte stepped to the plate. He saved his team from ignominy with a double, but he was ultimately stranded. Solarte had consecutive multi-hit games coming into Tuesday, but otherwise hasn't done much at the plate in 2015, batting .247/.299/.344 with two home runs and 28 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:41 pm
  • Hamels pitches well but gets a no-decision
    Cole Hamels pitched effectively against the Brewers, giving up only two runs in seven innings, but was left with a no-decision in Tuesday's loss.

    Advice: Both runs scored in the first inning on Aramis Ramirez's two-out, two-run single. Hamels was solid the rest of the way, giving up only five hits and a walk overall while striking out seven. The lefty owns a 3.22 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP and a 113/35 K/BB ratio over 106 1/3 innings. Hamels will make an afternoon start in Atlanta next. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:58 pm
  • Matt Carpenter out of Tuesday's lineup
    Matt Carpenter is out of Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

    Advice: Chris Sale is on the hill for the White Sox, so it's not a bad time to give Carpenter a bit of a breather. Mark Reynolds will start at third base while Xavier Scruggs plays first. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:04 pm
  • Loney (finger) begins rehab stint Tuesday
    James Loney (finger) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Loney, out since May 24 with a broken left middle finger, will DH in his return to game action. He has a good chance to return prior to the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:56 pm
  • Tomas homers as D'Backs top the Dodgers
    Yasmany Tomas homered and walked in five trips to the plate Monday as the Diamondbacks took down the Dodgers.

    Advice: Tomas lined a two-run home run to left field in the sixth inning off of Yimi Garcia. It barely made it over the fence and was reviewed for fan interference, but was ultimately upheld. The power hasn't quite been there as often as the D'Backs would have liked, but Tomas has otherwise done a fine job at the plate in his first year in the majors, batting .314/.357/.440 with four home runs and 29 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:34 pm
  • James Loney (finger) nearing rehab assignment
    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Monday that James Loney (finger) could begin a rehab assignment "in the next couple of days."

    Advice: Loney has progressed more quickly than expected in his recovery from a broken left middle finger and could be activated prior to the All-Star break. The first baseman sports a .275/.322/.376 batting line with two homers and 11 RBI in 30 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:10 pm
  • Hosmer (finger) out until at least Thursday
    Eric Hosmer (finger) is not expected to return to the lineup until at least Thursday.

    Advice: Hosmer is nursing a sprain of his left ring finger. He had to be pinch-hit for on Sunday due to the ailment and will not play in the series versus the Astros that runs through Wednesday. The disabled list doesn't appear to be under consideration at this point. Kendrys Morales will handle first base until Hosmer is ready. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:23 pm
  • Eric Hosmer (finger) to be out a few days
    Eric Hosmer (finger) is expected to miss the next few games.

    Advice: Hosmer is dealing with a mild sprain of his left ring finger. He was able to start Sunday's game in the designated hitter spot but had to be removed late for a pinch-hitter. It doesn't sound like the disabled list is under consideration at this point, but it appears we won't see him again until later on in the week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:02 pm
  • Nolasco (ankle) to see another specialist
    Ricky Nolasco (ankle) will visit foot/ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte on Thursday.

    Advice: Nolasco had yet another setback with his right ankle last Friday when he had to cut a bullpen session short. The Twins had been optimistic that he could avoid surgery, but that might not be the case anymore. More should be known about his status later this week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:36 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • Johnny Cueto on Houston's radar
    The Houston Chronicle reports Johnny Cueto is the "most attractive potential acquisition" for the Astros.

    Advice: He's also being pursued by the Blue Jays, Dodgers and Yankees. Cueto is in the last year of his contract and is unlikely to re-sign with Cincinnati. Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle said the Astros have also done "scouting homework" on starters Matt Garza, Cole Hamels, Scott Kazmir, Mike Leake, Kyle Lohse and Jeff Samardzija. Houston's rotation ranks 14th in strikeouts (365) and 16th in ERA (4.07). Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:52 am
  • Eric Hosmer nursing minor finger injury
    Eric Hosmer is nursing a mild sprain of his left ring finger.

    Advice: It's not keeping him from playing, but he will be used in the designated hitter spot rather than at first base Sunday, flip-flopping with Kendrys Morales. The ailment doesn't seem to affect Hosmer at the plate, so fantasy owners shouldn't have second thoughts about using him. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:52 am
  • A.J. Pollock sitting out on Sunday
    A.J. Pollock is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to simply be a day of rest. David Peralta is in center field with Pollock out, while Cliff Pennington is covering left. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:12 am
  • Chris Volstad designated for assignment
    Pirates designated RHP Chris Volstad for assignment.

    Advice: Volstad went two scoreless innings in his lone appearance for the Pirates. He's likely to clear waivers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:10 am
     
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    4:05 pm vs Cle
  • Desmond Jennings moved to 60-day DL
    Rays transferred OF Desmond Jennings from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Grady Sizemore. Jennings is out until mid-August following arthroscopic surgery on his left knee earlier this month. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:18 am
     
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Rusin allows 10 hits, five runs vs. Giants
    Chris Rusin allowed 10 hits and five runs -- two earned -- over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Giants on Saturday.

    Advice: Rusin was twice given multiple-run leads only to hand them back. It was the third time in his last four starts that Rusin has allowed nine hits or more, but he narrowly escaped taking his third loss in his last four games. Rusin remains 3-2 with a 4.69 ERA and 1.59 WHIP. He'll look for a better result Thursday against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:33 pm
  • Hosmer records two hits, steal against A's
    Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored against the A's on Saturday.

    Advice: The multi-hit game was his fifth in his last nine contests. Hosmer now has four steals to go with a .294/.358/.450 line, 40 RBI and 40 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:10 pm
  • Kazmir allows three runs in loss to Royals
    Scott Kazmir allowed three runs over seven innings in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Kazmir gave up seven hits and a walk in the loss, striking out six. The loss was his first since June 5, dropping him to 4-5 on the year. The southpaw has a 2.79 ERA and 1.20 WHIP through 15 starts. Kazmir will face off against division foes in the Mariners on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:57 pm
  • James Loney (finger) ahead of schedule
    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Saturday that James Loney (finger) is ahead of schedule in his recovery and should return to the Rays before the All-Star break.

    Advice: Loney has been on the shelf since May 25 with a broken left middle finger and was expected to be sidelined until after the Mid-Summer classic. Before hitting the disabled list, he was hitting .275/.322/.376 with two homers and 11 RBI in 30 games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:53 am
  • Tyson Ross goes six in win over Arizona
    Despite walking five, Tyson Ross beat the Diamondbacks by allowing two runs in six innings and striking out seven on Friday.

    Advice: It's a pretty typical Ross start this season. That he hasn't been the same fantasy pitcher last year is part his high walk and part the Padres' terrible defense. We'd say the latter is a bigger factor than the former, though both are problems. He's struck out 105 and allowed just three homers in 95 2/3 innings, so even with the 48 walks, he should have a much better ERA than his current 3.57 mark. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:05 pm
  • Cueto gives up two runs in loss
    Johnny Cueto gave up two runs over six innings in a loss to the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: It was his first start since last Wednesday, as the Reds decided to give him some extra rest for his elbow. Cueto held the Mets to one run over the first four innings before walking three batters in the fifth inning to force in a run. He gave up just two hits in all, including a leadoff homer to Curtis Granderson. This was his first loss since May 19. The Reds' ace now owns a 2.98 ERA through 14 starts this season. If he can stay healthy, he's highly likely to be traded by July 31. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:44 pm
  • Nolasco suffers setback in bullpen session
    Twins manager Paul Molitor said Friday that Ricky Nolasco's (ankle) bullpen session "did not go well".

    Advice: By all accounts, Nolasco's recovery from his ankle injury has hit a wall. The Twins were optimistic he would be able to avoid surgery and make a relatively quick return to the rotation, but this doesn't sound encouraging. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:56 pm
     
    15-Day DL
  • Cueto (elbow) will make his start on Friday
    Johnny Cueto (elbow) will make his scheduled start on Friday against the Mets.

    Advice: Cueto hasn't pitched since June 17 after having his last start pushed back due to stiffness in his pitching elbow. He'll likely be pitching in front of representatives of several different clubs, as Cueto is one of the biggest names likely to be moved before next month's trade deadline. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:20 pm
  • Pollock has two hits, RBI in loss to Rox
    A.J. Pollock went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: It was another productive day for Pollock, who also drew a walk, scored a run, and stole a base. The 27-year-old continues to be a five-category stud for fantasy owners this season, batting .307 with nine home runs, 35 RBI, 15 stolen bases, and 47 runs scored over 71 games. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:00 pm
  • Matt Carpenter (back) tallies RBI in return
    Matt Carpenter (back) hit an RBI single in his return to the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It was his only hit in four at-bats, and he got gunned down at second base trying to stretch the single into a double. Carpenter missed Tuesday's series opener with tightness around the middle of his back. He should start at third base again on Thursday night. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 5:32 am
  • Yasmany Tomas goes 4-for-5 in victory
    Yasmany Tomas had a career-high four hits in five at-bats Wednesday as the Diamondbacks came back to beat the Rockies 8-7.

    Advice: Tomas singled in a run as part of the three-run rally in the ninth. He also had a double earlier in the game. Just when it looked like his average was finally starting to tumble some, he's back up to .328 now. That's even though he's sporting a 43/9 K/BB ratio in 189 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:32 pm
  • Elias bombed for 7 runs in 4th inning of loss
    Roenis Elias was shelled in a loss to the Royals on Wednesday, yielding seven runs on five hits across 3 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Elias breezed through three shutout innings until the wheels fell off abruptly in the fourth. The 26-year-old left-hander struck out two and walked one in the clunker. He'll tote a 4.25 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into his next start in San Diego. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:02 pm
  • Tomas (illness) back in D'Backs lineup Wed.
    Yasmany Tomas (illness) is back in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup Wednesday night in Denver.

    Advice: Tomas had to be scratched from Arizona's lineup Tuesday due to altitude sickness. He's obviously better-acclimated now. The 24-year-old Cuban has hit .315/.351/.429 with three home runs and 25 RBI through his first 53 games at the major league level. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:50 pm
  • Hamels allows five runs in loss to Yankees
    Cole Hamels gave up five earned runs over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Hamels missed his last turn in the Phillies' starting rotation because of a hamstring injury and he did not look sharp in his return to action Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. New York rattled off eight hits against him and also drew three walks. Hamels will carry a 5-6 record, 3.26 ERA, and 1.17 WHIP into his next start at home against the Brewers. We'd expect a bounceback. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:21 pm
  • Chris Volstad called up from Triple-A
    Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Chris Volstad from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Volstad has put up a 3.43 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 76 innings for Indy this season. He'll be used in long relief. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:00 pm
     
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    4:05 pm vs Cle
  • Morosi: Royals inquiring on Cueto, Leake
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal report that the Royals have inquired to the Reds about the availability of Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake.

    Advice: The Royals have gotten the fewest innings of any team in baseball out of their starters, so upgrading their rotation is a must if they hope to make another postseason run. As one of the best pitchers in baseball, Cueto would certainly cost much more than Leake, although he's dealt with an elbow injury recently. The Yankees and Tigers are also known to have interest in Cueto. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:45 am
  • Josh Phegley belts fourth home run
    Josh Phegley doubled in a pair of runs and smacked a solo homer in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

    Advice: Phegley let a run score on a passed ball in the game, but he certainly made up for it with his bat. The A's have received incredible production at the plate from their catchers this season, as Stephen Vogt is going to be an All-Star and Phegley is hitting .297/.350/.538 with four homers as his backup. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:38 pm
  • Phillies have scout watching Rangers
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Phillies have a "high-level" scout watching the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Morosi has reported previously that the Rangers have interest in Cole Hamels. Chi Chi Rodriguez is starting for Texas on Tuesday and would make sense as part of a package to acquire Hamels. Morosi notes, though, that a deal isn't close to going down between the two teams. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:43 pm
  • Yasmany Tomas scratched due to illness
    Yasmany Tomas was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to illness.

    Advice: Tomas is having a little trouble with altitude sickness in Denver. It's a bummer for Tomas' fantasy owners, as they were surely looking forward to a matchup against Kyle Kendrick at Coors Field. Danny Dorn has taken his spot in right field. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:56 pm
  • Hamels-to-Rangers trade 'not on the board'
    MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan was told that a trade for Cole Hamels is "not on the board" for the Rangers.

    Advice: FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported earlier Tuesday that the Rangers and Phillies were having "ongoing dialogue" about a deal involving the left-hander. It's entirely possible that the Rangers are feeding Sullivan the info in hopes that it will drive Philly's price down, so we can't discount Morosi's report. The Rangers are not on Hamels' no-trade list. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:28 pm
  • Matt Carpenter has some mid-back tightness
    Matt Carpenter is dealing with some mid-back tightness.

    Advice: That's part of the reason Carpenter is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday night in Miami, though manager Mike Matheny said he's been meaning to get the third baseman a day off anyway. It's not a serious issue. Mark Reynolds is at first base and Xavier Scruggs is at first base Tuesday versus the Marlins. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:55 pm
  • Hamels can't block deal to Rangers
    Jon Morosi of FOX Sports clarifies that Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels can't block a trade to the Rangers.

    Advice: Hamels can block trades to 20 teams each season, but the Rangers are on his approved list. Morosi previously reported that the southpaw would waive his no-trade clause to come to Texas, but that obviously wouldn't be necessary if a deal is struck. The two sides are reportedly having "ongoing dialogue" about a deal, but the Phillies will surely be talking with multiple clubs about Hamels as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:12 pm
  • Matt Carpenter not in Tuesday's lineup
    Matt Carpenter is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.

    Advice: The Cardinals just had a scheduled off-day on Monday, but perhaps Carpenter is just getting another day of rest. Mark Reynolds will fill in at third base while Xavier Scruggs will play first. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:39 pm
  • Rangers having 'ongoing dialogue' on Hamels
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Rangers and Phillies are having "ongoing dialogue" about a Cole Hamels trade and that the left-hander is willing to waive his no-trade clause to come to Texas.

    Advice: Most of the chatter during the offseason and this spring was about teams like the Red Sox, Cardinals, Cubs, Yankees, and Padres, but the Rangers were also in the mix. They have some pitching on the way back from injury, like Martin Perez, Matt Harrison, and Derek Holland, but it makes sense that the two sides have kept in touch, especially since the Rangers have a legitimate shot to contend this season. No word on who the Phillies could be targeting in return, but the Rangers have plenty of interesting prospects. Hamels, who can block trades to 20 teams each season, is making $22.5 million this season and is guaranteed $73.5 million from 2016-2018. He would likely require his $20 million option for 2019 to be picked up in order to sign off on a trade. The Phillies should get plenty of calls leading up to July 31. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:32 am
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