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  • D'Backs option Roger Kieschnick to Triple-A
    Diamondbacks optioned OF Roger Kieschnick to Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Kieschnick was the odd man out with Mark Trumbo returning from the disabled list. He'll continue to function as organizational depth in the minor leagues.
    Today, 3:20 pm
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    Top 1, 0-0 x @SF
  • Diamondbacks activate Mark Trumbo from DL
    Diamoncbacks activated OF Mark Trumbo from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Trumbo blasted five long balls in his seven rehab games, forcing the Diamondbacks to activate him a few days earlier than originally planned. He is in the lineup and will bat fifth against Tim Lincecum in his return.
    Today, 3:19 pm
  • Buster Posey not in Giants lineup on Friday
    Buster Posey is not in the Giants starting lineup for Friday's contest against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop. Hector Sanchez will get the start behind the plate and hit fifth for the Giants against Mike Bolsinger.
    Today, 3:04 pm
  • Mark Trumbo (foot) to be activated on Friday?
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Mark Trumbo (foot) is in San Francisco with the Diamondbacks and could be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: The plan has been to activate him immediately after the All-Star break, but Trumbo appears to have forced the club's hand by hitting five homers over seven rehab games. We should find out shortly whether the Giants indeed plan on activating him early. Trumbo has been sidelined since late April with a stress fracture in his left foot.
    Today, 1:46 pm
  • Oscar Taveras not in Friday's lineup
    Oscar Taveras is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Taveras went hitless Thursday following two straight multi-hit games, and that was apparently enough to earn him a spot on Mike Matheny's bench. Allen Craig is playing right field against Yovani Gallardo and the Brewers.
    Today, 1:43 pm
  • Jerome Williams inks minors deal with Texas
    Rangers signed RHP Jerome Williams to a minor league deal.

    Advice: He'll head to Triple-A Round Rock as depth but has an opt-out clause that he can exercise if he's not promoted in the next two weeks. Williams was released by the Astros earlier this month after posting a 6.04 ERA.
    Today, 1:39 pm
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    Bot 7, 0-3 vs LAA
  • Kevin Gausman recalled from Triple-A
    Orioles recalled RHP Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Gausman will start either on Saturday (less likely) or Sunday (more likely) against the Yankees in place of the injured Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle). Jimenez is eligible to return from the DL not long after the All-Star break, but Gausman should get at least one additional outing.
    Today, 1:36 pm
  • Ian Desmond (hand) not in Friday's lineup
    Ian Desmond (hand) is not in the Nationals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: X-rays on Desmond's right hand came back negative, but he's still a little sore. The Nats are hoping that he'll be ready to go on Saturday. Danny Espinosa is at shortstop Friday.
    Today, 12:38 pm
  • Christian Colon optioned to Triple-A
    Royals optioned INF Christian Colon to Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Colon picked up four hits over 12 at-bats in his couple weeks with the big club. Nori Aoki has returned from the DL to take Colon's roster spot.
    Today, 12:34 pm
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    Bot 7, 1-2 vs x Det
  • Yunel Escobar activated from disabled list
    Rays activated SS Yunel Escobar from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Escobar missed the last couple weeks with right shoulder soreness. He returns to a disappointing .244/.322/.328 batting line with four homers and 22 RBI over 77 games.
    Today, 12:26 pm
  • D'Backs make Wade Miley unavailable
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that teams checking with the Diamondbacks regarding Wade Miley have been told that he's unavailable.

    Advice: Miley is under club control through 2017 and the D'Backs don't want to give him up. Arizona has also told teams that Paul Goldschmidt, Patrick Corbin, Chris Owings, A.J. Pollock, Archie Bradley, Brandon Shipley and probably Brad Ziegler and Mark Trumbo are also unavailable.
    Today, 11:54 am
  • Jim Miller designated for assignment
    Yankees designated RHP Jim Miller for assignment.

    Advice: It's the second time over the last year that he's been designated for assignment by the Bombers. Miller has allowed six runs over 2 2/3 relief innings in the majors this season. He figures to pass through waivers unclaimed.
    Today, 11:07 am
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    L, 3-2 @Bal
  • Yankees pick up Jeff Francis from A's
    Yankees acquired LHP Jeff Francis and cash considerations from the Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later.

    Advice: Francis had been designated for assignment last week. Th left-hander posted a 6.08 ERA over 13 1/3 relief innings for the A's but might even get a shot in the Yankees' rotation with all of their injuries.
    Today, 10:44 am
  • Collin McHugh won't start Saturday
    Collin McHugh (finger) will not start on Saturday against the Red Sox as originally hoped.

    Advice: McHugh, who is dealing with a right fingernail avulsion, had his bullpen session pushed back from Thursday to Friday. It's possible he'll be able to start Sunday, though the Astros could just decide to hold him out until after the All-Star break. Brett Oberholtzer was scratched from Tuesday's scheduled outing at Triple-A Oklahoma City and seems likely to take the ball Saturday.
    Today, 7:00 am
  • Carlos Gonzalez activated from disabled list
    Rockies activated OF Carlos Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: CarGo had surgery last month to remove a benign tumor from his left index finger, but he hit .385/.467/1.077 with a couple homers during four rehab games to show he was ready. He'll be moved to right field upon his return. Gonzalez was hitting a disappointing .255/.307/.449 over 52 games before the injury but should improve upon that line with his finger no longer an issue.
    Today, 6:42 am
  • Guthrie crushed by Tigers offense in a loss
    Jeremy Guthrie fell to 5-8 after allowing eight runs in four innings as the Royals were easily defeated by the Tigers on Thursday.

    Advice: The Tigers' offense is firing on all cylinders, having scored 14 runs on Tuesday and 16 on Thursday. Guthrie was no match for it, allowing eight hits, walking three, and striking out only two in the effort. The right-hander heads into the All-Star break carrying a 4.56 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a 75/32 K/BB ratio.
    Yesterday, 9:04 pm
  • X-rays on Desmond's hand come back clean
    X-rays on Ian Desmond's right hand came back clean.

    Advice: Desmond had to leave Thursday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch, but it appears he's dodged a bullet. He could sit out a game or two due to soreness, but the shortstop will avoid the disabled list.
    Yesterday, 7:06 pm
  • Ian Desmond exits after taking pitch off hand
    Ian Desmond exited Thursday's game against the Orioles after being hit on the right hand by a pitch.

    Advice: Desmond initially stayed in the game and tried to play defense the next inning, but he felt too much pain while making warm-up throws. The shortstop figures to undergo an X-ray to make sure he didn't break anything.
    Yesterday, 6:43 pm
  • Buster Posey goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Buster Posey went 0-for-4 in Thursday's loss and is 6-for-34 with two RBI so far this month.

    Advice: Posey hit .362 in June, but he's back slumping again now. He's scored just one run in his last 16 games, and he hasn't homered since June 14. If the Giants are ever going to pull out of their funk, it will be up to Posey to lead the way.
    Yesterday, 3:57 pm
  • Desmond blasts 16th homer in win over O's
    Ian Desmond blasted a solo home run, his only hit in four at-bats, as the Nationals won by a 6-2 margin over the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Advice: Desmond's fourth-inning homer padded the Nats' lead to 4-1 at the time. The shortstop has been swinging the bat better since a late-June slump. He has a .240/.291/.427 slash line with 16 home runs and 54 RBI on the season.
    Wednesday, 7:41 pm
  • McHugh (finger) to be re-evaluated Thursday
    Collin McHugh (finger) will be re-evaluated after he throws a bullpen session on Thursday.

    Advice: McHugh was expected to throw on Wednesday, but he played catch in the outfield instead. The catch session went off without a hitch, but the real test will be Thursday. "It's kind of unpredictable," McHugh said. "I could see them going either way with it for the next start." If McHugh can't go Saturday, the Astros will likely rearrange their rotation to have Jarred Cosart make the start instead.
    Wednesday, 6:50 pm
  • Carlos Gonzalez to play RF upon return
    Carlos Gonzalez (finger) will be used as the Rockies' right fielder once he's activated from the disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: CarGo was the left fielder before going on the DL, but Michael Cuddyer's (shoulder) injury has opened up a spot in right. He's played over 100 games in right field during his career, so the switch shouldn't be a big deal. The Rockies will mainly use Corey Dickerson in left and Charlie Blackmon in center.
    Wednesday, 10:57 am
  • Yunel Escobar on track to return Friday
    Yunel Escobar (shoulder) is on track to the activated from the disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: That's the first day he's eligible. Escobar went 1-for-4 with a single and a run for High-A Charlotte on Tuesday in his second rehab game. He played all nine innings at shortstop and didn't have any issues, so the Rays getting him back on Friday shouldn't be a problem.
    Wednesday, 6:40 am
  • 'Outside chance' Mark Trumbo returns Friday
    Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday that there's an "outside chance" Mark Trumbo (foot) returns from the disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: "We've had some discussions about it," Gibson said. " . There's an outside chance he could come to San Francisco, but (it's) unlikely." Trumbo has been pegged for a post-All-Star break return, but he's shown the D'Backs he's ready by blasting four home runs over six rehab games. Still, it sounds like they remain likely to play it cautiously and wait until the beginning of the second half.
    Wednesday, 5:52 am
  • Taveras has first multi-hit game on Tuesday
    Oscar Taveras had the first multi-hit game of his major league career on Tuesday, finishing 2-for-4 with a run scored against the Pirates.

    Advice: Taveras singled and scored in the second inning before beating out an infield hit in the fourth. He's 5-for-20 (.250) in seven games since being recalled, and the top prospect is hitting just .200/.234/.300 overall. As he continues to adjust to major league pitching, those numbers should steadily go up in the second half.
    Tuesday, 8:43 pm
  • Jerome Williams released by Astros
    Astros released RHP Jerome Williams.

    Advice: Williams had been designated for assignment last week. He put up a 6.04 ERA for the Astros but won't have trouble catching on elsewhere, though it might have to be on a minor league deal.
    Tuesday, 5:31 pm
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    Bot 7, 0-3 vs LAA
  • Collin McHugh (finger) to throw 'pen session
    Collin McHugh (finger) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday.

    Advice: McHugh was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Angels due to a right middle fingernail avulsion. Whether or not he'll be able to make his next scheduled start over the weekend should be cleared up after Wednesday's 'pen session.
    Tuesday, 3:38 pm
  • CarGo homers, doubles in first rehab game
    Carlos Gonzalez (finger) went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run and a double in his first rehab game with Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.

    Advice: It was his first game action since surgery last month to remove a benign tumor from his left index finger. If all goes according to plan, he'll play another couple of games in the minors before rejoining the Rockies this weekend.
    Tuesday, 5:31 am
  • Trumbo (foot) hits grand slam in rehab game
    Mark Trumbo (foot) hit a grand slam in a minor league rehab game Monday with Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: It was his first game with Triple-A Reno. Trumbo is hitting .412 (7-for-17) with three home runs and a double through five rehab games and remains on track to be activated immediately following the All-Star break.
    Tuesday, 5:29 am
  • Trumbo (foot) expected back after AS break
    Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Monday that he expects Mark Trumbo (foot) to be activated immediately after the All-Star break.

    Advice: Trumbo has moved his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Reno after homering twice in four rehab game with the Arizona League Diamondbacks. The D'Backs season is a lost one at this point, but they'll still be happy to welcome Trumbo back and fantasy owners no doubt will, as well. He was batting .210/.264/.506 with seven homers and 19 RBI over 21 games before suffering a stress fracture in his left foot.
    Monday, 4:17 pm
  • Orioles option Kevin Gausman to Triple-A
    Orioles optioned RHP Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Gausman allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings against the Red Sox on Sunday, so it's not anything he did, but the Orioles are in need of an arm for their bullpen because the game went to extra innings. The young right-hander is expected to make at least one start in Triple-A. Don't give up on him yet in deeper fantasy leagues. He should be back soon.
    Monday, 1:26 pm
  • Altuve steals 38th base in loss to Angels
    Jose Altuve had a single and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Altuve stole his 38th base of the year, most in the American League, and he hasn't been caught in his last 25 attempts. The diminutive second baseman is hitting .337 with an .813 OPS -- he also leads the AL in batting average. He's certainly deserving of his second All-Star selection, which was announced Sunday.
    Sunday, 6:31 pm
  • Gasman holds BoSox to one run in no-decision
    Kevin Gausman allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Sunday.

    Advice: Making a spot start, Gausman was in line for the win before the Red Sox rallied to tie the game after he exited. Gausman struck out seven while walking two and allowing four hits. He's been more good than bad after a clunker his first time out on May 14, and Sunday's start may earn him an extended look with the O's this time. That start could come this weekend against the Yankees.
    Sunday, 5:49 pm
  • McHugh forced from start due to finger issue
    Collin McHugh was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Angels due to a right middle fingernail avulsion.

    Advice: The fingernail was apparently pulled away from the skin on his finger. He had surrendered a pair of runs on four hits over his four innings of work before being removed.
    Sunday, 3:03 pm
  • Miley strikes out eight in win over Braves
    Wade Miley struck out eight while allowing one run over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Braves on Sunday.

    Advice: Miley allowed just five hits, all singles, while walking one in the start. Despite pitching well, it was his first win since May 10 as he's just 4-6 on the season. He's definitely NL-only worth given his recent performance, and his strikeouts -- he's fanned 122 in 126 2/3 innings this season -- make him a passable deep mixed league option as well. He'll carry a 4.42 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into Saturday's start at the Giants.
    Sunday, 1:26 pm
  • Kevin Gausman recalled from Triple-A
    Orioles recalled RHP Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Gausman will start on Sunday against the Red Sox. He's not guaranteed another start after that, so the righty might have to pitch well in order to remain in the rotation. Gausman holds a 3.86 ERA and 17/11 K/BB ratio over 28 innings this season.
    Sunday, 10:09 am
  • CarGo could begin rehab assignment Monday
    Carlos Gonzalez (finger) could begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs as soon as Monday.

    Advice: CarGo felt good while taking batting practice Saturday and will take BP again Sunday. If it goes well, he could be cleared for game action. "I'm very encouraged. And Carlos is too," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "It's very different from before. He doesn't have any pain. And that's making him feel a whole lot better about things." Gonzalez is expected to need 2-3 rehab games, so it's likely he'll be activated later this week.
    Sunday, 7:25 am