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  • Reddick's home run leads to fireworks vs KC
    Josh Reddick hit his first home run of the season in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Royals.

    Advice: Reddick launched a three-run shot off of Yordano Ventura in the fourth inning. Next batter Brett Lawrie paid the bill on that one, as Ventura plunked him and was ejected. Extracurricular activity aside, Reddick finished the game 2-for-4. He had been on the shelf for more than a month as he recovered from an oblique injury. Reddick hit 12 home runs in his 2013 and 2014 campaigns, both of which were shortened by injuries. When healthy, he's a potential 20+ home run player. Rotoworld.com
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  • Matt Joyce (foot) makes early exit Saturday
    Matt Joyce (foot) departed early from Saturday night's game against the Astros.

    Advice: Joyce made it to the top of the seventh inning, but Efren Navarro was in left field when the bottom of the seventh began. Joyce fouled a ball off his right foot Wednesday and is dealing with some lingering soreness. He should ultimately be fine. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:12 pm
  • Cozart hits solo homer Saturday vs. Cardinals
    Zack Cozart went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: His fifth-inning blast off was his first home run of the season and the only offense the Reds could muster off Carlos Martinez. The 29-year-old has hit safely in seven straight games and is batting .368 (14-for-38) on the young season, but with his poor plate discipline, it's unlikely to last. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:57 pm
  • Moreland (elbow) not in Rangers' lineup Sat.
    Mitch Moreland (elbow) is not in the Rangers' starting lineup on Saturday night.

    Advice: But he was able to take pregame batting practice, so that's a good early indication that he will be able to avoid minor elbow surgery. Shin-Soo Choo is serving as the designated hitter for Texas on Saturday against the Mariners and Carlos Peguero is in right field. Moreland can be considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:01 pm
  • Salazar punches out 10 in victory over Twins
    Danny Salazar racked up 10 strikeouts over six innings as he defeated the Twins in his season debut on Saturday.

    Advice: The young right-hander surrendered two runs on six hits and a pair of walks on the afternoon. The Indians are committed to keeping Salazar in the rotation and he showed a glimpse of why that is with this terrific start. He'll look to keep things rolling when he takes the ball against the Tigers in Detroit on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:50 pm
  • Kurt Suzuki goes deep in loss to Indians
    Kurt Suzuki belted his second home run of the season on Saturday but it wasn't enough for the Twins to overcome the Indians.

    Advice: Suzuki tagged Indians' starter Danny Salazar for a solo blast in the seventh inning, cutting the deficit to 4-2, but that would be as close as the Twins would get. He finished the day 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .214/.313/.429 on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:49 pm
  • Dodgers outright David Huff to AAA OKC
    Dodgers sent LHP David Huff outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Huff was designated for assignment by the Dodgers after allowing four runs over four innings in a spot start Tuesday night against the Mariners. The 30-year-old southpaw will continue to function as organizational rotation depth for Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:26 pm
     
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  • Victorino (ribs) scratched from BoSox lineup
    Shane Victorino was scratched from the Red Sox lineup on Saturday due to sore ribs.

    Advice: Victorino smashed into the outfield wall on Friday trying to take a home run away from Caleb Joseph, which caused the injury. He should be able to return to active duty in a day or two. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:27 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (groin) to undergo MRI
    Yunel Escobar (groin) will undergo an MRI on Saturday.

    Advice: Escobar said that he felt okay on Saturday and remains optimistic that he'll be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list, but the Nationals want to make sure before making a determination. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:54 am
     
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  • Trevor Plouffe not in Twins lineup Saturday
    Trevor Plouffe is not in the Twins starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Eduardo Nunez is getting the start in his place at third base and will bat eighth for the Twins against Danny Salazar and the Indians. Plouffe should return to his place at the hot corner for Sunday's series finale. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:23 am
  • Indians recall Danny Salazar from Triple-A
    Indians recalled RHP Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Salazar will make his season debut against the Twins on Saturday. Regardless of how he performs in that start, manager Terry Francona has already confirmed that he'll remain in the Tribe's rotation moving forward. He's a terrific target in daily leagues on Saturday and an intriguing addition in all mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:18 am
  • Moreland could need minor elbow surgery
    Mitch Moreland could require minor elbow surgery which would sideline him for 2-to-3 weeks.

    Advice: Moreland was scratched from Friday's lineup due to a sore elbow and went for further examination. The Rangers won't make a decision on his status for a few days while they gather additional information, but it's safe to say that Moreland won't return to the lineup any time soon. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:24 am
  • Jaime Garcia (shoulder) still six weeks away
    Jaime Garcia (shoulder) faced live hitters for the first time on Friday but is still at least six weeks away from a potential return to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated that Garcia's goal is to come back as a starting pitcher, but likened his progress to this point as being at the beginning of spring training. The Cardinals will obviously play things cautiously in his recovery, so fantasy owners shouldn't count on anything out of the left-hander until around midseason. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:21 am
     
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    W, 5-2 vs Cin
  • Kyle Kendrick gives up six runs in loss
    Kyle Kendrick was tagged for six runs in 4 2/3 innings by the Dodgers in Friday's loss.

    Advice: Kendrick has followed up his surprising Opening Day win (seven scoreless against the Brewers) by giving up 14 runs his last two times out. This would be a bigger problem if anyone out there actually owned him in a fantasy league. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:56 pm
  • Yovani Gallardo goes six scoreless in win
    Yovani Gallardo tossed six scoreless innings Friday for the win as the Rangers beat the Mariners 3-1.

    Advice: Gallardo has won back-to-back starts since his Opening Day debacle, bringing his ERA down to 3.45 in the process. It does come with a 1.66 WHIP, though. He's strictly an AL-only guy at this stage of his career. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • J.A. Happ allows two runs in loss
    J.A. Happ yielded two runs in seven innings Friday in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Happ has given the Mariners consecutive quality starts with no victories to show for it. His next start will come against the Astros, giving him a chance to rack up more strikeouts than the four he's totaled in his first two starts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Plouffe launches walk-off HR vs. Indians
    Trevor Plouffe delivered a walk-off solo homer in a 3-2 win over the Indians in 11 innings on Friday night.

    Advice: How's that for a slump-buster? Plouffe came into Friday's action hitting .133 and went hitless over his first four at-bats before taking Bryan Shaw deep to leadoff the bottom of the 11th and send the Target Field fans home happy. The 28-year-old hasn't been able to replicate the power production he had in 2012, but he's capable of being a useful corner infielder in deeper mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Pelfrey goes five innings in no-decision
    Mike Pelfrey allowed one run over five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Indians.

    Advice: The only run scored on a wild pitch in his final inning of work. It wasn't as strong of an outing as it appeared, as Pelfrey walked four batters while striking out just two. Still, the Twins will take it. The veteran right-hander owns a 4.50 ERA through two starts and will get the Royals next week. He's not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Yunel Escobar leaves with apparent injury
    Yunel Escobar was removed from Friday's game against the Phillies in the fourth inning with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Escobar appeared to come up lame while running out a ground ball in his final at-bat and did not take his place in the field defensively. The team should have an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:19 pm
     
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  • Mitch Moreland scratched with sore elbow
    Mitch Moreland was scratched from the Rangers starting lineup on Friday due to a sore elbow.

    Advice: It's likely that he'll head for an MRI to see what's going on, but the Rangers don't believe that it's a major concern just yet. The team should have an update on his status after any exams. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:55 pm
  • Danny Salazar will remain in Indians rotation
    Indians manager Terry Francona clarified Friday that Danny Salazar will remain in the starting rotation after Saturday's start against the Twins.

    Advice: There had been speculation that it would just be a spot start for the young right-hander, but instead he'll bump Zach McAllister to the Tribe's bullpen. With his high-strikeout ability, he makes a terrific free agent target in mixed leagues where he happens to be available. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:30 pm
  • Matt Joyce dealing with sore right foot
    Matt Joyce is currently dealing with a sore right foot, which is why he's serving as the team's designated hitter on Friday.

    Advice: Joyce fouled a ball off his foot on Thursday and it's still a bit sore, so manager Mike Scioscia opted to give him a night off defensively. It's a blow to C.J. Cron who gets bumped to the bench to let Joyce serve as the designated hitter. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:16 pm
  • Danny Salazar to start Saturday versus Twins
    Danny Salazar will be called up Saturday to start against the Twins at Minnesota's Target Field.

    Advice: Salazar struck out seven batters and allowed only four hits over six scoreless innings in his one start this season for Triple-A Columbus. The 25-year-old right-hander has excellent swing-and-miss stuff and makes for an attractive fantasy streamer against the light-hitting Twins. He could be sent back down after the start if Carlos Carrasco (face) remains on track to return to the rotation Monday. Or maybe Zach McAllister will be left in the bullpen for good if Salazar pitches lights-out. There's a lot to be determined here. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:07 pm
  • Dodgers DFA left-hander David Huff
    Dodgers designated LHP David Huff for assignment.

    Advice: Huff allowed four runs over four innings in a spot start Tuesday night against the Mariners. The 30-year-old left-hander was never long for a Dodgers uniform. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:17 pm
     
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  • Huff allows 4 runs in 4 frames in no-decision
    David Huff took a no-decision on Tuesday, yielding four runs in four innings of work against the Mariners.

    Advice: The Mariners jumped on Huff immediately with back-to-back home runs in the first inning. Robinson Cano hit a two-run blast and Cruz, of course, went solo. Overall, the lefty gave up seven hits, walked one, and struck out two. Huff could get another start the next trip through the rotation. If he does, it'll be against the Giants on the road. If he doesn't, Scott Baker is likely to get the nod. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:59 pm
     
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  • Dodgers call up David Huff for Tues. start
    Dodgers purchased the contract of LHP David Huff from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Huff will start for the Dodgers on Tuesday night versus the Mariners. He only went three innings in his first appearance this season at Triple-A, so the left-hander figures to be on a pitch count of some sort in his spot start for Los Angeles. He was a poor fantasy bet anyway against the M's. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:50 pm
     
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  • Escobar batting leadoff for Nats on Tuesday
    Yunel Escobar will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Rookie outfielder Michael Taylor has been handling leadoff duties, but he has struggled to make contact, so he has been bumped down to ninth in the order. Jayson Werth will hit second Tuesday against Justin Masterson while Clint Robinson will serve as the designated hitter. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:19 am
     
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  • Jaime Garcia (shoulder) throwing off mound
    Jaime Garcia (shoulder) has resumed throwing off a mound.

    Advice: He threw a bullpen session Sunday and will throw another one Wednesday. Assuming he recovers well, he'll then throw live batting practice on Friday. Garcia had a setback with his pitching shoulder at the end of spring training, but the Cardinals consider it a stamina issue more than anything else, so the goal is for the lefty to get stretched out without tiring. "As you saw in spring training, when Jaime was throwing, he seemed to do very well when he was in that 30-to-40 pitch range," general manager John Mozeliak said. "But when that started to expand, that's when things got a little more difficult for him. … He could certainly be a long man. But I think his goal is still to get back and be a starter, and I think that's how he wants us to push him." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:52 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    W, 5-2 vs Cin
  • David Huff to start Tuesday vs. Mariners
    David Huff will start on Tuesday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Scott Baker had been considered the favorite to get the start, but the Dodgers have opted for Huff instead. The lefty went just three relief innings in his lone Triple-A appearance this season, so he figures to be on a limited pitch count. The Dodgers will make an official roster move with Huff on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:30 pm
     
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  • Reddick (oblique) back from disabled list
    Athletics activated OF Josh Reddick from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Reddick got through a couple rehab games with no issues and will be in the lineup on Sunday against Felix Hernandez and the Mariners. It's been over a month since the outfielder first injured his oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:32 am
  • Cubs demolish Kyle Kendrick for eight runs
    Kyle Kendrick allowed eight runs on eight hits over five innings in a loss to the Cubs on Saturday.

    Advice: It's been a tale of two starts for Kendrick, who threw seven scoreless innings against the Brewers on Opening Day but looked like a batting practice pitcher on Saturday at Coors Field. Not only did he allow eight hits -- three of which left the park -- but he also walked five. Chris Coghlan and Mike Olt hit back-to-back dingers in the third inning and Starlin Castro added a solo shot in the fifth. Outings like this are why Kendrick shouldn't be touched in fantasy. His next start will come against the Dodgers' high-octane offense. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:07 pm
  • Gallardo strikes out seven Astros in win
    Yovani Gallardo allowed two runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in Saturday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: Gallardo struck out seven and walked one. Marwin Gonzalez hit a solo home run off the right-hander in the third inning, the only run-scoring hit Gallardo allowed. The other run on his line came courtesy of reliever Jon Edwards, who allowed an inherited runner to score on a bases-loaded walk. Gallardo's an innings eater, with 192 1/3 pitched last season, but the offseason acquisition has yet to make it through six innings in either of his first two starts for Texas. He'll try to get back to his bullpen-saving ways when he faces off with the Mariners in his next start. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:44 pm
  • Happ goes six-plus in Mariners' win over A's
    J.A. Happ held the A's to two run over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in the Mariners' extra-innings victory.

    Advice: Happ was efficient and effective, needing only 82 pitches to get through his six-plus frames. He walked none and struck out one. The 32-year-old left-hander gets the Rangers at home next week. He's only a fringe option in AL-only fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:51 pm
  • Pelfrey gives up four runs in no-decision
    Mike Pelfrey gave up four runs in five innings Saturday in a no-decision against the White Sox.

    Advice: Pelfrey was given an early 4-0 lead, but quickly squandered it. All told, he allowed seven hits (including two home runs) and one walk while striking out two. The veteran right-hander was originally expected to begin the season in the bullpen, but he got a second chance in the rotation after Ervin Santana was handed an 80-game PED suspension. We have seen enough from him in recent years to know that this isn't going to go well. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:40 pm
  • Victorino remains out of Red Sox lineup
    Shane Victorino is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Victorino didn't start on Friday either, but entered as a pinch hitter in the 10th inning and wound up playing nine innings and went 0-for-4 at the dish. Allen Craig will draw the start in right field on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:41 am
  • Josh Reddick expected to rejoin A's Sunday
    Josh Reddick (oblique) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Sunday.

    Advice: Initially the A's had targeted a Saturday turn, but with the club squaring off against southpaw J.A. Happ, they'll give Reddick an extra day. His return should cut into the playing time of Mark Canha, and perhaps Marcus Semien as Ben Zobrist will be free to be utilized all over the infield. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:18 pm
  • Matt Joyce sitting against a lefty again
    Matt Joyce is not in the Angels' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Collin Cowgill is handling left field against left-hander Jason Vargas. The times when Joyce plays versus southpaws figure to be few and far between. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:32 pm
  • Shane Victorino sitting out again Friday
    Shane Victorino is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Victorino went 2-for-5 with an RBI single Thursday but has now sat out two of the team's four games in favor of Daniel Nava. Ryan Hanigan is also sitting out, as Sandy Leon is catching Wade Miley. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:37 pm
  • Moreland plates three as Rangers pummel A’s
    Mitch Moreland homered and drove home three runs on Thursday as the Rangers pummeled the Athletics to salvage a split in their season-opening four-game series.

    Advice: Moreland contributed a sacrifice fly in the Rangers three-run first inning, then tagged A’s hurler Kendall Graveman for a two-run bomb in the third, increasing their advantage to 5-0. He finished the afternoon 1-for-3 and also drew a walk. While he isn’t likely to hit for a high average, he should be in the Rangers lineup on most days and should be a cheap source of RBI, especially against right-handed pitching. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:12 pm
  • Joyce back in Angels' lineup, playing DH
    Matt Joyce is in the Angels' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Joyce had Tuesday off against a tough lefty but he's back in there a day later, although at designated hitter. Joyce is batting cleanup for the Halos. With Josh Hamilton sidelined Joyce will certainly see the lion's share of playing time, and if he continues to hit in a prime lineup spot he's definitely mixed league worthy when he's starting. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:14 pm
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