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  • Puig fans twice in hit-less afternoon vs Mets
    Yasiel Puig went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: The Dodgers managed just three hits as a team, with Puig managing zero of them. He has played in just 36 games this season while dealing with various injuries and his lack of consistency is understandable. Should he find a way to stay on the field for an extended amount of time, we like him to improve on his current .278/.368/.444 triple-slash. It should at least be noted, though, that after a world-beating debut in 2013, his slash numbers dropped in 2014 and have further dipped over the first half of his 2015 campaign. We'll see if he can reverse that trend in the second half of the season. Rotoworld.com
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    L, 8-0 vs ^ NYM
  • Fuld cracks homer for lone A's run vs M's
    Sam Fuld went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: The homer was Fuld's first of the season. In 176 at-bats this season, he's hitting a dismal .212/.294/.324. The best we can of that batting line is that the OBP is relatively impressive given that there is no reason, whatsoever, for pitchers to pitch cautiously to him. Rotoworld.com
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  • Hunter Renfroe homers, raises average to .255
    Padres OF prospect Hunter Renfroe homered as part of a two-hit performance Saturday for Double-A San Antonio.

    Advice: It was Renfroe's fifth multi-hit game in a row. During that stretch, his average has spiked from .236 to .255. Renfroe's strikeout numbers are still too high (74 punch-outs in 267 at-bats) but the Padres have to be encouraged by his .309 average since June 1. Before that, he was hitting just .224. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:52 pm
     
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  • Cabrera doubles home run in loss to Orioles
    Melky Cabrera went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: The double was his 11th of the season, the RBI his 30th. Cabrera has played well of late with a triple, two doubles and two homers in his last seven games, but he's still slashing just .259/.299/.330 for the year. He's hit three home runs in 309 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:45 pm
  • Jayson Werth (wrist) swings bat on Saturday
    Jayson Werth (wrist) was able to take swings with a fungo bat for the first time on Saturday.

    Advice: Nationals manager Matt Williams called it "significant progress" for the injured outfielder who is recovering from a fractured wrist. He isn't expected to be ready to rejoin the Nationals lineup until early August, but is at least making strides in the right direction. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:39 pm
     
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  • Coghlan involved with both runs in 2-0 win
    Chris Coghlan went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Coghlan scored on a wild pitch by Marlins starter Mat Latos in the first inning, then pushed the advantage to 2-0 with an RBI single in the eighth. The Cubs would win by that final score. While his numbers aren't eye-popping, he's shown frisky power and is a useful real-life baseball piece, if not a legitimate fantasy one. Coghlan's hitting .254/.355/.428 with eight homers, 19 RBI and 31 runs scored this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:30 pm
  • Marlins option Marcell Ozuna to Triple-A
    Marlins optioned OF Marcell Ozuna to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: It's a very curious move for the Marlins, who are struggling as a team on offense, to demote their starting center fielder to Triple-A. While he has struggled of late, the 24-year-old is still hitting a respectable .249/.301/.337 on the season with four homers and 26 RBI in 79 games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:22 pm
  • Steven Souza (hand) considered day-to-day
    Steven Souza is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his hand came back negative on Sunday.

    Advice: Souza sustained a laceration in his hand after being hit by a pitch and required three stitches. He'll visit a specialist on Monday in Kansas City due to concern of lost feeling in his pinkie finger. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:53 pm
  • Martinez swats 23rd HR, matching career best
    J.D. Martinez homered again, going 1-for-3 with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Martinez hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. Thus continues his power surge: he's homered 10 times in his last 12 games. Sunday's blast marked his 23rd of the season, matching his career best set last year. Martinez has also knocked in 56 runs while batting .285/.340/.563. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:34 pm
  • Bautista launches 17th homer in Jays' victory
    Jose Bautista walked twice and homered in five plate appearances on Sunday as the Blue Jays defeated the Tigers.

    Advice: Bautista ripped a two-run home run to left field as part of a six-run fifth inning against Justin Verlander. The pair of walks increases his league lead to 65 and puts him in a tie with Paul Goldschmidt for the major league lead. Bautista owns a menacing .246/.397/.520 batting line with 17 home runs and 57 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:28 pm
  • Kiermaier triples, extends major league lead
    Kevin Kiermaier extended his major league lead in triples to eight, finishing 2-for-4 in Sunday's victory against the Yankees.

    Advice: Kiermaier tripled to lead off the second inning and later scored on Curt Casali's sacrifice fly for the Rays' third run of the game. Despite his propensity for triples, Kiermaier hasn't done much else at the plate this year, batting .255/.289/.419 with four home runs and 16 RBI. He has scored 35 runs as well. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:13 pm
  • Parra homers in fifth straight multi-hit game
    Gerardo Parra went 2-for-5 with a solo home run as the Brewers topped the Reds on Sunday.

    Advice: Parra homered in the seventh inning off of Carlos Contreras, extending the Brewers' lead to 4-0. The outfielder has racked up five consecutive multi-hit games to open up the month of July. The surge has raised his triple-slash line to .308/.345/.477 with seven home runs and 25 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:00 pm
  • Delino DeShields activated from disabled list
    Rangers activated OF Delino DeShields from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: DeShields is back from his hamstring injury after completing a six-game rehab assignment. With Josh Hamilton's (groin) status up in the air, he could wind up playing a lot in left field. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:55 pm
  • Starling Marte exits with side discomfort
    Starling Marte exited Sunday's game against the Indians with discomfort in his left side.

    Advice: The Pirates don't want to provide a definitive diagnosis until Marte is re-evaluated on Monday. The fear, obviously, is that he's suffered a strained oblique, which would surely require a trip to the disabled list. More will be known about Marte on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:54 pm
  • Marte exits game with apparent side injury
    Starling Marte left Sunday's game against the Indians with an apparent injury to his side.

    Advice: Marte grabbed his side after a swing in the bottom of the fourth inning and eventually walked off the field after a conversation with the Pirates' trainer and manager Clint Hurdle. Obviously, the fear is that he might had strained his oblique, but the club should offer an update on Marte shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:47 am
  • Ben Revere nursing hamstring injury
    Ben Revere revealed Sunday that he's been battling a minor right hamstring issue of late.

    Advice: It's unclear when the ailment first popped up, but it helps explain why Revere hasn't been playing much of late. The speedy outfielder is hitting .333 with 13 stolen bases over his last 43 games, but the Phillies have been trying hard to trade him of late. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has reported that the Phillies agreed to send Revere to the Angels for reliever Trevor Gott, but the Halos backed out of the deal. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:47 am
  • Jake Marisnick activated from disabled list
    Astros activated OF Jake Marisnick from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He's back in center field and hitting ninth Sunday. Marisnick missed a little over two weeks of action with a left hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:17 am
  • Gregory Polanco not in Sunday's lineup
    Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's rare to see Polanco sitting versus a righty, but Danny Salazar has fared a bit better against left-handed batters in his career. Josh Harrison is in right field Sunday, with Jung-Ho Kang handling third base. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:12 am
  • Justin Upton sitting out on Sunday
    Justin Upton is absent from the Padres' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to simply be a day of rest. Will Venable is in left field with Upton out. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:11 am
  • Matt Szczur optioned to Triple-A
    Cubs optioned OF Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Szczur has managed just a .211/.246/.316 batting line during his multiple stints in the majors this season. He's making way for the return of Jorge Soler (ankle). Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:08 am
     
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  • Alex Rios not in Sunday's lineup
    Alex Rios is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: The struggling veteran is just getting a breather. Jarrod Dyson is in right field in Rios' place. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:01 am
  • Billy Hamilton getting a breather Sunday
    Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to simply be a day off. Jason Bourgeois is in center field while Hamilton rests. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:49 am
  • Carlos Gomez (wrist) sitting out on Sunday
    Carlos Gomez (wrist) is not in the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Gomez had to exit Saturday's contest after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch. X-rays came back clean and he's expected to be fine, but the outfielder is surely sore. Gerardo Parra is handling center field Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:47 am
  • Nick Swisher (knee) nears rehab assignment
    Nick Swisher (knee) is on track to begin a rehab assignment just after the All-Star break.

    Advice: Swisher ran on the field prior to Saturday's game as he works his way back from inflammation in his surgically-repaired left knee. He's already missed nearly a month and it's unclear how many rehab games he'll require. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:13 am
     
    15-Day DL
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  • A.J. Pollock swipes two bases
    A.J. Pollock went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two steals versus the Rockies on Saturday.

    Advice: Pollock is 18-for-23 stealing bases this year, which is a big reason why he's been an elite fantasy outfielder. He entered the season with 27 steals in 243 games as a major leaguer. His 18 this year have come in 80 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:37 pm
     
    L, 6-4 vs ^ Col
  • Kole Calhun goes 2-for-4, homers
    Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk against the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: Calhoun also doubled twice and drove in four runs Friday. The Angels badly need for him to get going, especially in the power department. His fantasy owners would appreciate it, too. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Carlos Gomez leaves with wrist contusion
    Carlos Gomez left Saturday's game against the Reds with a left wrist contusion.

    Advice: He went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before exiting in the sixth inning. His X-rays came back negative and the Brewers are listing him as day-to-day. Gerardo Parra is likely to play center field if Gomez gets the day off on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:16 pm
  • Delino Deshields close to returning from DL
    Delino Deshields (hamstring) will be reevaluated after Saturday's workout.

    Advice: Deshields recently wrapped up a six-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock and is close to 100 percent. He should be activated from the disabled list in the next day or two. Texas has a crowded outfield now with Josh Hamilton, Leonys Martin and Shin-Soo Choo all seeing regular at-bats. Deshields had 13 steals in 48 games before his injury. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:52 pm
  • J.D. Martinez continues home run barrage
    J.D. Martinez continued his home run barrage in Saturday's 8-3 victory over the Blue Jays, smashing his 22nd home run of the season.

    Advice: The 27-year-old outfielder has now clobbered 12 home runs in his last 18 games. He finished the afternoon 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now slashing .284/.338/.555 with 22 homers and 55 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:37 pm
  • Souza hits two-run homer vs. Yankees
    Steven Souza went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Saturday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Souza was in an 0-for-26 funk before a fourth-inning single. His two-run hoes homer tied the game against Dellin Betances in the top of the ninth inning, but the Yankees eventually secured a walk-off victory. The Rays have lost seven straight games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:05 pm
  • Jake Marisnick to return from DL on Sunday
    Jake Marisnick (hamstring) is scheduled to return from the disabled list on Sunday.

    Advice: The center fielder played three games on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno, going 2-for-12 with a pair of walks. He'll rejoin the team on Sunday, though there is a chance that they'll wait on his activation until Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:28 am
  • Marte strikes out twice in hit-less effort
    Starling Marte went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Friday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: The 0-for-4 jaunt snapped Marte's eight-game hitting streak. It's been a career best season to this point for the outfielder, who will set a personal best for homers when he hits his next one (he's currently at 13, same as the number he hit all of last year). He's hitting .284/.333/.465 through 299 at-bats in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:43 pm
  • Gomez hits grand slam to help destroy Reds
    Carlos Gomez launched a grand slam and finished with five RBI to help down the Reds by a 12-1 score on Friday.

    Advice: Gomez stepped up with the bases loaded and the Brewers up 5-0 in the seventh inning. He promptly unloaded on a Carlos Contreras offering for a grand slam to vanquish any vague hopes of a Reds comeback. In addition to the big slam, Gomez also chipped in with an RBI single to finish 3-for-5 with five total RBI. Overall, he's hitting .271/.314/.427 with six homers, 31 RBI and 36 runs scored. Plus seven steals, though he's also been caught four times. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:47 pm
  • Parra homers, drives in two in blowout win
    Gerardo Parra went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's demolition of the Reds.

    Advice: Throw a dart at the Brewer lineup on Friday and you were liable to hit somebody having a big game. Parra did his part leading off. He smacked a solo homer in the first inning to start the scoring party, then added a sacrifice fly in the ninth just for kicks and giggles. His numbers are solid across the board, as he's slashing .303/.337/.466 with six homers, 24 RBI and 35 runs scored. He could very well end up being traded before the deadline, given the Brewers' 34-48 record. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:38 pm
  • Marcell Ozuna sitting out on Friday
    Marcell Ozuna is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It looks to simply be a routine day off. Cole Gillespie is in center field in Ozuna's place. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:40 am
  • Mets could consider Upton if he's available
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets "might at least look at Justin Upton if he becomes available."

    Advice: The club would prefer a left-handed hitter as they look to upgrade their offense, but it appears they'd overlook Upton's right-handedness since he'd be a potential game-changer. It's not a given that the Padres will be sellers, though, as they're still within reach of a Wild Card spot at six games out. Upton, of course, will be a free agent after the season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:12 am
  • Steven Souza getting another day off
    Steven Souza is not in the Rays' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's his second day off in a row, as manager Kevin Cash is giving the struggling outfielder an extended break. Souza has slugged 14 homers this season, but he's been very inconsistent and has hit just .209/.297/.411 overall with 104 strikeouts over 297 plate appearances. Joey Butler is in right field Friday, with Grady Sizemore in the designated hitter spot. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:53 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
    Thursday, 10:13 pm
     
    L, 6-4 vs ^ Col
  • Rios hitless in loss to Twins
    Alex Rios went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Thursday against the Twins.

    Advice: Rios is batting just .188 since returning from the disabled list at the end of May. He has only two extra-base hits (both doubles) in that time. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:36 pm
  • Martinez cranks three-run homer in defeat
    J.D. Martinez went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Martinez's three-run shot in the eighth inning drew the Tigers to within 4-3, but the Pirates would score four times in the ninth to sap meaning from the bomb. The homer was his 21st of the season. Martinez hit a fantastic .290/.320/.677 with 11 homers and 26 RBI in the month of June alone and currently holds a season-long slash of .281/.335/.538 with 21 homers and 51 RBI. His career-high for homers in a season is 23. We're going to plant ourselves on a strong limb and say that he surpasses that soon enough. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:44 pm
  • Kiermaier doubles in loss to Indians
    Kevin Kiermaier went 1-for-5 with a double in Thursday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: The double was Kiermaier's 16th of the season and snapped an 0-for-13 skid. He also struck out just once, in a game where Indian pitching fanned 19 batters. Kiermaier's hitting .251/.285/.408 with four homers and 15 RBI this season. Of late, he's complained of general soreness and lethargy, so it's possible he'll see a few more rest days in the coming weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:35 pm
  • Martinez's 3-hit night not enough for Tigers
    J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 but it wasn't enough for the Tigers in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: All three hits were singles, and the Tigers weren't able to bring him home even once. Martinez now has back-to-back three-hit nights. He's been red-hot since June 13, clubbing 10 home runs with 21 RBI while batting .365 (23-for-63). On the season, he has 20 home runs, 48 RBI, and a .281/.335/.538 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:37 pm
  • Marte homers in a four-hit effort to beat DET
    Starling Marte doubled and homered in a 4-for-5 effort as the Pirates trounced the Tigers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Marte's only run and RBI came on his solo home run in the eighth inning, the second of three solo shots in the frame. He's now on a seven-game hitting streak, but entered the game with a .518 OPS in his previous 10 contests. He still has a productive .285/.333/.471 triple-slash line with 13 home runs, 47 RBI, and 15 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • Martinez homers again, but Tigers fall in 14
    J.D. Martinez went 3-for-6 with a two-run home run, but the Tigers couldn't overcome the Pirates in 14 innings on Tuesday.

    Advice: Martinez belted a two-run home run to left-center off of Tony Watson in the bottom of the eighth inning, knotting the game up at four apiece. It's his fourth home run in his last five games and his seventh in his last seven. He has 20 round-trippers on the year with 48 RBI and a .275/.330/.535 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:04 pm
  • Matt Szczur has RBI double in win over Mets
    Matt Szczur had an RBI double in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: The run-scoring double in the sixth inning was the only run either side could muster on the evening. Szczur finished 2-for-4 in the contest. He's hitting .214/.250/.321 in a part-time role with the Cubs. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:37 pm
     
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  • Marisnick (hamstring) to begin rehab on Wed.
    Jake Marisnick (hamstring) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle suspects that Marisnick will be cleared to rejoin the Astros' active roster next Monday in Cleveland. The 24-year-old outfielder has been on the shelf since June 19 with a strained hamstring. He boasts five homers and 11 stolen bases in 62 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:31 pm
  • Polanco batting leadoff Tuesday
    Gregory Polanco will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Polanco took a seat Sunday against Braves left-hander Alex Wood, but he's back in there against right-hander Justin Verlander. The 23-year-old owns a .691 OPS against right-handers this season compared to a .301 OPS vs. southpaws. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:44 pm
  • Hamilton swipes four bases as Reds top Twins
    Billy Hamilton reached base four times and stole four bases in six plate appearances on Monday to help the Reds stave off the Twins.

    Advice: Hamilton stole four bases in a game earlier this year and also accomplished the feat in September of 2013, so it's old hat for him. He singled twice and walked twice to set up his speed attack. The outfielder is batting a measly .224/.273/.295 but has scored 37 runs while stealing 40 bases in 46 attempts just ahead of the schedule's midpoint. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:00 pm
  • Kevin Kiermaier back in Rays' lineup Monday
    Kevin Kiermaier is back in the Rays' lineup Monday against the Indians.

    Advice: He was out of the lineup Saturday because of general soreness but returned to make a pinch-hitting appearance on Sunday. Kiermaier will bat leadoff and play center field. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 29, 12:33 pm
  • Kiermaier makes pinch-hitting appearance
    Kevin Kiermaier pinch-hit in the ninth inning Sunday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: He struck out on three pitches against Koji Uehara. Manager Kevin Cash kept Kiermaier out of the starting lineup for the second straight day because his legs were feeling "a little drained." The pinch-hitting appearance suggests Kiermaier could be back in the starting nine Monday versus Cleveland. David DeJesus has started in left field the last two games with Kiermaier absent. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 29, 7:01 am
  • Kole Calhoun scores winning run in 10th
    Kole Calhoun singled twice and scored the winning run on a wild pitch as the Angels edged the Mariners 3-2 in 10 innings Sunday.

    Advice: Calhoun singled in the go-ahead run to give the Angels a 2-1 lead in the eighth, though that was later coughed up by Huston Street. In the 10th, he singled off Tom Wilhelmsen and came around to score on the wild pitch with two outs. He's been a big fantasy disappointment of late, but now that he's back hitting in front of Mike Trout, rather than in the middle of the order, he seems like a better bet. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 28, 4:55 pm
  • Gomez has two hits, stolen base against Twins
    Carlos Gomez finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored Sunday against the Twins.

    Advice: Gomez had a double among his two hits, his 15th double of the year. In the eighth inning, Gomez singled, stole second and scored on Adam Lind's two-run homer. Gomez has enjoyed a good month of June that has brought his overall line up to .279/.319/.438 with five homers, 26 RBI, 31 runs scored and seven steals. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 28, 2:14 pm
  • Melky Cabrera goes deep in loss to Tigers
    Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: Batting out of the cleanup spot, Cabrera took David Price out to left field in the fourth inning. He then added singles in his next two trips to the plate. The longball was Cabrera's first since May 6, although he's been heating up at the plate of late with 12 hits in his last 27 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 28, 1:20 pm
  • 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
    Jun 28, 10:12 am
     
    L, 6-4 vs ^ Col
  • Gregory Polanco on the bench Sunday
    Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's on the bench against a southpaw (Alex Wood) as he usually is. Gorkys Hernandez is starting in right field in Polanco's place. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 28, 10:00 am
  • Yasiel Puig (hand) returns to Dodgers' lineup
    Yasiel Puig (hand) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Puig hasn't started since a callus on his left hand opened up on Tuesday. He's pinch-hit the last two days, though, and is ready to roll for Sunday's series finale in Miami. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 28, 7:29 am
     
    L, 8-0 vs ^ NYM
  • Justin Upton hits two-run homer
    Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Upton has been slumping for most of the last month, and he had homered just once since May 24. Facing his old team usually helps him pull out of it, though. He's hit .341 with seven homered and 19 RBI in 24 career games versus the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 27, 10:25 pm
  • Kole Calhoun blasts seventh homer
    Kole Calhoun clubbed a two-run homer in Saturday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: He was hitless in his other three at-bats with two strikeouts. Calhoun has now hit safely in six of his last seven games. The 27-year-old is on pace for 73 RBI. That's well above his career-high of 58. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 27, 7:07 pm
  • Marte steals home as Pirates down Braves
    Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, including a steal of home, in the Pirates' 8-4 win over the Braves on Saturday.

    Advice: Marte stole home in the fifth inning, breaking for the plate as the Braves attempted to pick off Pedro Alvarez from first base. He had an RBI single and scored a run in the Bucs' five-run first inning and also scored in the seventh. Marte is hitting .279/.328/.460 on the year with 46 RBI and 41 runs scored. The stolen base was his 15th, sixth-most in the National League this year. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 27, 5:49 pm
  • Puig (hand) out of lineup again Saturday
    Yasiel Puig (hand) is once again not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: It will be the fourth straight contest that Puig has been held out of the starting lineup, though he did appear as a pinch hitter in Friday's game. Kike Hernandez is getting the start in his place in left field and will bat seventh for the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 27, 10:03 am
     
    L, 8-0 vs ^ NYM
  • Kevin Kiermaier not in Rays lineup Saturday
    Kevin Kiermaier is not in the Rays starting lineup on Saturday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: It's interesting that Kiermaier is on the pine against left-hander Wade Miley while David DeJesus draws a start in left field. The 25-year-old is hitting .266/.301/.430 with four homers and 15 RBI in 237 at-bats on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 27, 8:40 am
  • Yasiel Puig pinch hits in win over Marlins
    Yasiel Puig (hand) appeared as a pinch hitter in Friday's victory over the Marlins.

    Advice: Puig grounded out in his lone at bat. He was held out of the starting lineup on Friday for the third consecutive game due to an open callus on his left hand, but the fact that he was able to swing the bat is a good indication that he should return to the lineup on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 27, 5:39 am
     
    L, 8-0 vs ^ NYM
  • Parra homers in win over Twins
    Gerardo Parra went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Friday against the Twins.

    Advice: His leadoff homer against Trevor May was the start of a six-run first inning for Milwaukee. Parra has played very well since stepping into a regular role and has hit either first or second in 11 out of his last 12 games. The 28-year-old is batting .288/.317/.447 overall and should be a popular trade target in advance of July 31. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 26, 8:26 pm
  • J.D. Martinez powers Tigers past White Sox
    J.D. Martinez blasted a solo home run in the eighth inning on Friday, propelling the Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the White Sox.

    Advice: The game had been knotted up at 4-4 before Martinez took Zach Duke over the wall in left-center for the game-winning blast. He has now homered in three consecutive games for the second time this month, and has nine home runs in his last 12 contests. On the season, he's slashing a healthy .274/.331/.533 with 19 home runs and 46 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 26, 7:26 pm
  • Revere homers off Max Scherzer
    Ben Revere clubbed a pinch-hit home run Friday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Revere took Max Scherzer deep in the eighth inning, which is one of the least likely outcomes we can imagine. The 27-year-old had just two home runs over his previous 2,330 plate appearances in the majors. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 26, 7:08 pm
  • Yasiel Puig (hand) held out of lineup again
    Yasiel Puig (hand) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's missed three straight starts due to an open callus on his left hand. Puig should be ready to return to action at some point over the weekend. Scott Van Slyke is in right field Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 26, 12:11 pm
     
    L, 8-0 vs ^ NYM
  • Gregory Polanco goes 0-for-6 in loss
    Gregory Polanco went 0-for-6 in the 13-inning loss to the Reds on Thursday.

    Advice: Polanco also had an 0-for-7 game earlier this month. He seemed to have things turned around in the last week of May and the first week of June, but he's struggled again these last 2 1/2 weeks. While there's still reason to hope better days are ahead, only the 17 steals have prevented him from being a big disappointment for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 25, 9:55 pm
  • Marcell Ozuna goes 0-for-3 against Cards
    Marcell Ozuna went 0-for-3 before being removed in a double-switch Thursday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Ozuna is hitting .272 and his strikeout rate is down a bit, but the Marlins would probably trade a little bit of average if it meant his power came back. He has just four homers so far this year after hitting 23 as a 23-year-old last season. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 25, 7:08 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
    Jun 25, 4:00 pm
     
    L, 6-4 vs ^ Col
  • Martinez clubs his 9th June homer in a loss
    J.D. Martinez went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 10-inning loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Martinez reduced the Tigers' deficit to 5-4 with a two-run home run in the fifth inning off of Carlos Rodon, marking his fifth home run in his last four games. He's also gone yard nine times in June, giving him 18 on the season along with 45 RBI and a .270/.329/.522 batting line. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 25, 2:17 pm
  • DeShields (hammy) to begin rehab stint Sat.
    Delino DeShields (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: DeShields has been sidelined since June 15 with a strained left hamstring. He should be ready to return to the Rangers right around when he's first eligible. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 25, 2:13 pm
  • Starling Marte not in Pirates lineup Thursday
    Starling Marte is not in the Pirates' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Gregory Polanco will start in left field and Josh Harrison will play right field against Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani. Marte should be back in there Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 25, 11:50 am
  • Puig (hand) scratched from Dodgers' lineup
    Yasiel Puig has been scratched from the Dodgers' lineup Thursday with an open callus on his left hand.

    Advice: Puig was in the starting lineup initially, but he still can't swing without discomfort. The same scenario played out before Wednesday's game. Scott Van Slyke is now playing right field in the Dodgers' series finale against the Cubs. Alex Guerrero is in left field and Alberto Callaspo is at third base. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 25, 9:16 am
     
    L, 8-0 vs ^ NYM
  • Puig (hand) returns to Dodgers' lineup Thurs.
    Yasiel Puig (hand) is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup Thursday afternoon versus the Cubs.

    Advice: Puig was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a raw callus on his left hand. He is batting fifth and starting in right field in his return to action on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 25, 8:43 am
     
    L, 8-0 vs ^ NYM
  • Gomez, Aramis out of Brewers' lineup Thurs.
    Carlos Gomez is out of the Brewers' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's a day of maintenance for Gomez, who missed five games last week with a hip injury. Aramis Ramirez is also sitting out of Thursday's series finale with the Mets. Gerardo Parra is in center field and leading off. Hernan Perez is at third base and hitting eighth. Rotoworld.com
    Jun 25, 7:17 am
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