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  • Orioles designate Ondrusek for assignment
    Orioles designated RHP Logan Ondrusek for assignment.

    Advice: The right-hander had been optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, but the club needed to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Julio Borbon on Saturday. He should clear waivers and continue to provide bullpen depth for the O's. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:13 am
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  • Chris Tillman unlikely to need a rehab start
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Saturday that Chris Tillman (shoulder) is unlikely to require a minor league rehab start before rejoining the club's rotation.

    Advice: Tillman was placed on the disabled list earlier in the week due to shoulder inflammation, but he's hoping to return as soon as he's eligible. The O's ace has won 15 games this season while compiling a 3.76 ERA and 126/58 K/BB ratio across 153 innings this season. Ubaldo Jimenez is holding down his spot in the rotation in the meantime. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:50 am
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  • Joe Mauer (quad) returns to Twins lineup
    Joe Mauer (quad) returned to the Twins starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Mauer missed the past three games due to a strained quad. He's back in his customary second spot in the Twins lineup and starting at first base against Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:47 am
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  • Orioles option Mike Wright back to Triple-A
    Orioles optioned RHP Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: He'll spend a couple of days down on the farm before returning once rosters expand for September. The 26-year-old right-hander owns a disappointing 5.89 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 50/26 K/BB ratio over 73 1/3 innings with the O's this year. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:32 am
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  • Orioles purchase contract of Julio Borbon
    Orioles purchased the contract of OF Julio Borbon from Double-A Bowie.

    Advice: With Adam Jones sidelined with a hamstring injury, Borbon is being added once again to provide depth in the outfield, specifically another option who can handle center field defensively. The 30-year-old is just 2-for-9 in his limited time with the O's this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:27 am
  • Joe Ross (shoulder) begins rehab on Sunday
    Joe Ross (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday.

    Advice: He's likely to need at least a couple of starts, but could be ready to rejoin the Nationals rotation in early September. Prior to landing on the shelf, Ross posted a 3.49 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 79/26 K/BB ratio over 95 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:16 am
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  • Michael Saunders rejoins Jays lineup Saturday
    Michael Saunders (hamstring) has rejoined the Blue Jays starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins.

    Advice: Saunders missed the previous two contests due to tightness in his hamstring, though he's feeling much improved and is now good to go. The hard-hitting Canadian outfielder is hitting .266/.350/.500 with 21 long balls and 50 RBI in 113 games this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:04 am
  • Kevin Pillar expected to return on Saturday
    Kevin Pillar (illness) is expected to return to the Blue Jays lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: He sat out Friday's game due to flu-like symptoms but is feeling much better on Saturday and should be good to go. The 27-year-old is hitting .259/.289/.381 with seven homers, 45 RBI and 10 swipes on the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:45 am
  • Blue Jays designate Aaron Loup for assignment
    Blue Jays designated LHP Aaron Loup for assignment.

    Advice: Loup owns a troublesome 7.45 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 11/2 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings with the Jays this season. He's likely to pass through waivers and continue to function as bullpen depth for the Jays. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:40 am
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  • LeMahieu returns to Rockies lineup Saturday
    D.J. LeMahieu has returned to the Rockies starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: LeMahieu has been sidelined since Monday due to inflammation in his left wrist. The 28-year-old is having an outstanding season at the plate, slashing .344/.416/.501 with 10 homers, 50 RBI and nine stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:35 am
  • Chase Utley goes 1-for-5 in return to action
    Chase Utley (foot) returned to the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday, going 1-for-5 with a double in a losing effort against the Cubs.

    Advice: Utley drove home a run and scored a run in the contest. The veteran second baseman sat out Thursday's game due to a troublesome foot that had been bothering him. With his 1-for-5 effort Friday, he's now hitting .258/.328/.398 on the season with 11 homers and 42 RBI in 415 at-bats on the year. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:26 am
  • Zack Cozart collects double as pinch hitter
    Zack Cozart (knee, heel) collected a double as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Cozart had missed over a week's worth of games due to his various ailments, but was available off of the bench on Friday and is expected to rejoin the starting lineup on Saturday. The hard-hitting shortstop is slashing .265/.315/.446 with 15 homers and 46 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:23 am
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  • Mike Montgomery strikes out five Dodgers
    Mike Montgomery gave up three runs in five innings Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Montgomery kept the Cubs in the game despite allowing six hits, walking four and hitting a batter. It's unclear whether he'll get another start next week. We'd rather see Montgomery in the bullpen than in the rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • Jorge Soler goes 0-for-4
    Jorge Soler went 0-for-4 before being lifted from Friday's game against the Dodgers.

    Advice: He also had a really ugly play in left field in which a ball that should have been caught bounced in front of him and then by him. It didn't hurt the Cubs, though, since it came with two outs and no one on and the next batter was retired. Still, Soler's glove is a problem and he's cooled off some of late after his fast start in his return from the DL. He might be a bit player down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:01 pm
  • Rickie Weeks homers, triples in win
    Rickie Weeks homered and tripled Friday as the Diamondbacks edged the Reds 4-3 in 11 innings.

    Advice: The winning run scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 11th. Weeks collected his ninth homer and his first triple since 2014, when he was still with the Brewers. Someone should pick him up before the deadline next week; he can be of use off the bench against left-handed pitchers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:46 pm
  • Jeff Samardzija goes seven scoreless for win
    Jeff Samardzija scattered seven hits over seven innings in the Giants' 7-0 win over the Braves on Friday.

    Advice: Samardzija struck out six and walked three in improving to 11-9 on the season. If he keeps it up, he'll finish with a winning record for the first time in his ifve years as a starter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Angel Pagan hits ninth homer
    Angel Pagan hit his ninth homer Friday against the Braves.

    Advice: It's the second-highest homer total of his career; he hit 11 in 2010. On the heels of a horrid 2015, Pagan has been a fine regular for the Giants this year. He's batting .296/.350/.440 in 365 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:32 pm
  • Adonis Garcia goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Adonis Garcia went 0-for-4 and committed his 17th error of the year Friday in the loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Garcia hasn't been a disaster, what with his .263 average and .705 OPS, but he's not a reliable defender at third base and he's probably never going to have the bat to make up for it; he is 31, after all. One would think the Braves would give Rio Ruiz a look in his place next month. It might not be an upgrade, but there's nothing to lose. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Gattis hits dramatic walk-off HR vs. Rays
    Evan Gattis slugged a walk-off solo homer in Friday’s 5-4 victory over the Rays.

    Advice: Carlos Correa led off the bottom of the ninth with a game-tying solo homer off Alex Colome and Gattis followed him with a long home run which hit the train behind the Crawford Boxes in left field. The 30-year-old went 2-for-4 with two RBI on the evening. He has gone deep in back-to-back games and now sits at 21 homers on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Fiers allows three runs in no-decision
    Mike Fiers allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday.

    Advice: The first two runs scored on wild pitches. The Astros had the lead when he was pulled in the seventh inning, but Michael Feliz immediately gave up a game-tying RBI double to Corey Dickerson. Fiers walked one and struck out five in the no-decision. He’ll bring a 4.40 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into a start against the Athletics next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Dickerson has three doubles vs. Astros
    Corey Dickerson went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored Friday versus the Astros.

    Advice: All three hits were doubles. The third one tied the game in the seventh inning. Dickerson had a solid July, but it has mostly been a rough first season with the Rays. While he has 17 homers, he’s batting just .232 with a .283 on-base percentage. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Chris Johnson has walk-off hit vs. Padres
    Chris Johnson delivered a walk-off ground-rule double in Friday’s 7-6 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: Johnson wasn’t in the starting lineup, but he came off the bench in the fourth inning and went hitless over his first three at-bats before playing hero in the bottom of the ninth. The 30-year-old was an unlikely candidate, as he’s batting just .230/.288/.347 over 99 games this season. He gets most of his playing time against southpaws, but isn’t even hitting them well. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Cosart goes five innings in no-decision
    Jarred Cosart allowed two runs (one earned) in five innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: Facing his former team, Cosart gave up five hits and walked a pair while striking out three. He left the game in position for the victory, but the bullpen coughed up the lead in the eighth and the Marlins went on to win the game in the ninth. Cosart has allowed one earned run or fewer in three straight starts, but he’s still in search for his first win this season. Maybe next time. He lines up for a start against the Dodgers next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Ozuna drives in two in win over Padres
    Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Friday’s victory over the Padres.

    Advice: Ozuna got the Marlins on the board in the first inning with an RBI double and later added an RBI single in the seventh inning, which jumpstarted the team’s comeback effort. This was just Ozuna’s second multi-hit game in his last 25 games. It has been a rough month for the 25-year-old, but he has the ability to finish strong. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Leake scratched from start due to shingles
    Mike Leake was scratched from his scheduled start against the Athletics on Saturday due to shingles.

    Advice: It's unclear at the moment how much time the right-hander may miss. Rookie right-hander Alex Reyes will start in his place on Saturday and would likely occupy his rotation spot for as long as Leake is sidelined. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
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  • Cozart expected to return to lineup Saturday
    Zack Cozart (knee, heel) is expected to rejoin the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Cozart has missed more than a week's worth of action due to knee and heel ailments. He is available off of the bench on Friday and should take his rightful place at shortstop for Saturday's contest against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:13 pm
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  • Saunders (hamstring) available off bench
    Michael Saunders (hamstring) said that he felt much better on Friday and would be available off of the bench.

    Advice: He's sitting out a second straight game due to hamstring tightness, but it sounds as though he could be used as a pinch-hitter and is nearing a return. Fantasy owners may want to keep him active this weekend despite missing a start on Friday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:21 pm
  • Kevin Pillar (illness) scratched from lineup
    Kevin Pillar was scratched from Friday's lineup due to flu-like symptoms.

    Advice: Consider him day-to-day. Melvin Upton will slide over to center field and Ezequiel Carrera has entered the lineup in left. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:53 pm
  • Logan Ondrusek optioned to Triple-A
    Orioles optioned RHP Logan Ondrusek to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Ondrusek's latest stint only lasted one day and he gave up three runs over an inning of work. He'll be back when rosters expand. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:11 pm
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  • Joe Mauer (quad) out again on Friday
    Joe Mauer (quad) remained out of the Twins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He'll sit out a third straight game with a quad problem, but the Twins are optimistic Mauer will be ready to go Saturday. Trevor Plouffe has slid over to first base and Eduardo Escobar is at third. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:08 pm
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  • LeMahieu (wrist) out of lineup again Friday
    DJ LeMahieu (wrist) remained out of the Rockies' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Monday because of inflammation in his left wrist. The good news is LeMahieu is available off the bench and should be back in the lineup Saturday. Daniel Descalso is at second base in his place. The Rockies also have Ryan Raburn over David Dahl in left field with the Nationals starting southpaw Gio Gonzalez. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:30 pm
  • Utley (foot) sidelined for Thursday's finale
    Chase Utley (foot) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Giants.

    Advice: Utley's been bothering him lately so he'll get the night off on Thursday. Charlie Culbertson will handle second base in his stead while hitting ninth against Giants southpaw Matt Moore. Utley, who will soon be reunited with former Phillies backstop Carlos Ruiz, is day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:38 pm
  • Tillman expected to throw on flat ground Tuesday
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) is expected to throw on flat ground on Tuesday.

    Advice: Shoulder inflammation sent Tillman to the disabled list earlier this week but he's hoping to return after the minimum 15 days. The right-hander has easily been Baltimore's best starting pitcher this year with 15 wins and a respectable 3.76 ERA over 26 outings. Ubaldo Jimenez has absorbed Tillman's spot in the starting rotation. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:58 pm
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  • Joe Ross close to beginning rehab assignment
    Joe Ross (shoulder) threw another bullpen session on Thursday.

    Advice: Manager Dusty Baker said he isn't far off from a rehab assignment. Ross has yet to pitch in the second half while recovering from shoulder inflammation. It sounds like he could be back in the Nats' rotation early next month. Washington's pitching is going to be an embarrassment of riches when Ross and Stephen Strasburg (elbow) both get healthy. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:30 pm
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  • Michael Saunders (hamstring) out Thursday
    Michael Saunders (hamstring) is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Thursday against the Angels.

    Advice: He's dealing with hamstring tightness. With Saunders getting the night off, Ezequiel Carrera will draw the start in right field and bat eighth against Halos starter Jered Weaver. Saunders is day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:30 pm
  • Molitor: Joe Mauer again having quad issues
    Twins manager Paul Molitor confirmed Thursday that Joe Mauer is again having quad issues.

    Advice: It's the reason Mauer was out of the lineup Wednesday and will sit again Thursday. He injured the quad last week while running the bases in Atlanta and could need a couple more games off, though Molitor said he's not ruling Mauer out for Friday night's series opener on the road against the Blue Jays. Trevor Plouffe is playing first base on Thursday versus the Tigers with Eduardo Escobar at third. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:22 am
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  • Orioles recall Logan Ondrusek from Norfolk
    Orioles recalled RHP Logan Ondrusek from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Baltimore needs a fresh bullpen arm after a messy game Wednesday night against the Nationals, and with Ubaldo Jimenez scheduled to start on Thursday. Ondrusek, 31, has allowed four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings this season at the major league level. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:44 am
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  • Mauer absent from Twins' lineup again Thurs.
    Joe Mauer is out of the Twins' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Tigers.

    Advice: Mauer didn't play Wednesday either and could be dealing with another flareup of quad soreness. Trevor Plouffe is at first base and Eduardo Escobar is at third. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:28 am
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  • Soler (leg) returns with a 2-for-3 on Wed.
    Jorge Soler (leg) went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in his return to action Wednesday.

    Advice: Soler was out a handful of days after fouling a ball off his leg over the weekend. The double was his seventh of the season. He's slashing .246/.328/.440 in 65 games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:43 am
  • Orioles recall Mike Wright from Norfolk
    Orioles recalled RHP Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Wright has registered a 5.97 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 48/26 K/BB ratio in 69 1/3 innings (12 starts, two relief appearances) this season for Baltimore. He is not fantasy relevant, no matter what role he fills. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:28 pm
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  • Ozuna (family emergency) in lineup on Wed.
    Marcell Ozuna is in the Marlins' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Royals.

    Advice: Ozuna made an early exit from Tuesday's game because of a private family emergency. He is starting in center field and batting cleanup Wednesday at home versus Kansas City right-hander Dillon Gee. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:13 pm
  • Cozart (knee, heel) remains sidelined Wed.
    Zack Cozart (knee, heel) remains out Wednesday.

    Advice: Cozart has now missed a full week due to soreness in his right knee and Achilles. The hot-hitting Jose Peraza will get another start at shortstop versus the Rangers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:24 am
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  • DJ LeMahieu (wrist) sitting again Wednesday
    DJ LeMahieu (wrist) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Brewers.

    Advice: LeMahieu was a late scratch Tuesday due to left wrist inflammation and is apparently still dealing with some discomfort. Daniel Descalso will start at second base and bat sixth on Wednesday afternoon against Zach Davies. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:26 am
  • O's place Chris Tillman (shoulder) on the DL
    Orioles placed RHP Chris Tillman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 21, with right shoulder inflammation.

    Advice: He is eligible to return from the disabled list September 5 and the O's are hoping he will be ready on that date. Tillman missed a start one week ago after complaining of shoulder discomfort and then got lit up for six earned runs over just two innings Saturday versus the Astros. That blunder aside, he has been the Orioles' most reliable pitcher in 2016 by far. Ubaldo Jimenez and his 6.94 ERA will start in Tillman's place Thursday versus the Nationals. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:33 am
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  • Utley day-to-day with lingering foot issue
    Chase Utley was removed from Tuesday's win over the Giants with a lingering foot issue.

    Advice: Utley didn't actually start the game, but he singled and scored as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning and stayed on for defense in the seventh before leaving in the eighth. "He's been maintenancing his foot for about a month," manager Dave Roberts said late Tuesday night. "That's why we had to get him out of the game. He couldn't stay on his feet any longer. Chase will be day to day." Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 6:08 am
  • Tillman (shoulder) likely headed to 15-day DL
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that Chris Tillman (shoulder) is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Tillman has been bothered by shoulder discomfort for over a week and had a bad day of side work on Tuesday. He definitely won't be making his next scheduled start Thursday against the Nationals. Look for something more official out of Baltimore on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:42 pm
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  • Michael Saunders swats 20th home run
    Michael Saunders ripped a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: Saunders' dinger off of reliever A.J. Achter in the eighth inning padded the Blue Jays' lead. It was just his second this month, as the 29-year-old has really scuffled this month. Saunders now has 21 bombs on the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:20 pm
  • Ozuna leaves game due to family emergency
    Marcell Ozuna made an early exit from Tuesday's game against the Royals due to a family emergency.

    Advice: Ozuna was 1-for-3 before getting taken out of the lineup in the eighth inning. There aren't any details available yet. Robert Andino entered the game to play left field with Christian Yelich shifting over to center. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:32 pm
  • Pagan (groin) back in Giants lineup Tuesday
    Angel Pagan (groin) is back in the Giants' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Dodgers.

    Advice: Pagan tweaked his groin while making a catch in the outfield Saturday against the Mets, but he escaped a serious injury. He'll start in left field and bat second on Tuesday night against righty Kenta Maeda. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:10 pm
  • LeMahieu scratched due to wrist inflammation
    DJ LeMahieu was scratched from the Rockies' lineup Tuesday due to left wrist inflammation.

    Advice: Daniel Descalso will start at second base and bat sixth Tuesday versus Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson. This could be a multi-game absence for LeMahieu. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:09 pm
  • Tillman (shoulder) questionable for Thursday
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) is now questionable for his Thursday start against the Nationals.

    Advice: Tillman has been bothered by shoulder discomfort for the last few weeks and apparently had a bad between-starts workout on Tuesday afternoon. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he'll make a decision about the scheduled Thursday start on Wednesday. There probably won't be an update before then. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:32 pm
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  • Ross (shoulder) throws bullpen session Tues.
    Joe Ross (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the first bullpen session Ross has thrown since being pulled off his rehab assignment earlier this month. Ross got off to a hot start this year but has yet to pitch in the second half because of a nagging shoulder injury. The Nats need as many reinforcements as they can get with Stephen Strasburg sidelined by elbow soreness, but Ross isn't particularly close to returning. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:51 pm
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  • Jays activate Kevin Pillar (thumb) off the DL
    Blue Jays activated OF Kevin Pillar from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He missed the minimum 15 days with a sprained thumb. Pillar will reclaim his starting job in center field with Melvin Upton shifting over to the left side. The 27-year-old is an elite defensive player but doesn't offer much fantasy appeal. He's hit .261 with seven homers and 10 steals over 421 at-bats this year. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:27 pm
  • Weeks (ankle) has pinch-hit single Monday
    Rickie Weeks (ankle) had a pinch-hit single Monday against the Braves.

    Advice: Weeks left Saturday's game with a mild right ankle sprain, but it's not a major concern. The 33-year-old has been useful in part-time duty this season, batting .252 with eight homers and a .796 OPS over 92 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:26 am
  • Ross (shoulder) could return as reliever
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Monday that he has spoken to Joe Ross (shoulder) about returning as a reliever.

    Advice: The minor league season is winding down, so Ross is simply running out of time to make it back as a starter this season. The 23-year-old has been out since the start of July with a shoulder injury. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:08 pm
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  • Cozart (knee, heel) out until Wednesday?
    Reds manager Bryan Price said Zack Cozart (knee, heel) probably won't be ready Tuesday.

    Advice: Cozart is out for a fifth straight game Monday with soreness in his right knee and Achilles and it sounds like he'll get an additional day off healing on Tuesday, but the hope remains that he won't require a trip to the disabled list. Jose Peraza is starting at shortstop for the Reds on Monday versus Dodgers left-hander Scott Kazmir. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:44 am
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  • Zack Cozart (knee, heel) remains out Monday
    Zack Cozart (knee, heel) remains out of the Reds' starting lineup on Monday afternoon.

    Advice: Cozart hasn't appeared in a game since last Wednesday due to soreness in his right knee and Achilles, but he is expected to avoid the disabled list. Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and bat second Monday versus Dodgers left-hander Scott Kazmir. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:50 am
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  • Jeff Samardzija flirts with no-hitter in loss
    Jeff Samardzija carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Sunday night, but wound up losing to the Mets, surrendering two runs on three hits in seven frames.

    Advice: Samardzija racked up seven strikeouts on the night while walking one. He had allowed just one walk heading into the seventh inning, where Curtis Granderson broke up the no-hitter with a leadoff double. Yoenis Cespedes followed with a two-run homer, which proved to be the only offense in the ballgame. Now 10-9 on the season, Samardzija will carry a 4.17 ERA and 1.20 WHIP into Friday's start against the Braves. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:37 pm
  • Leake dominates with seven scoreless vs. PHI
    Mike Leake fired seven scoreless innings Sunday in the Cardinals' rout of the Phillies.

    Advice: Leake gave up seven hits but they were all singles. He struck out eight and walked just one. This has been a very up and down first season with St. Louis for Leake, who will carry a 4.56 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into his next start at home against the Athletics. He's been good in stretches. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:00 pm
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  • Utley rocks solo home run in win over Reds
    Chase Utley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two total RBI in Sunday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Utley burned Anthony DeSclafani for a solo shot in the first inning and picked up an RBI single in the third. While the veteran second baseman is slashing a middling .256/.327/.399 this season, he has picked up six two-hit games in his last 10 contests. Utley can still be safely avoided in most fantasy formats, but his recent hot bat makes him an interesting DFS option. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:57 pm
  • Jorge Soler scratched with sore leg
    Jorge Soler was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a sore leg.

    Advice: Soler fouled a ball off his leg during Saturday's game and is apparently still sore. Consider him day-to-day. Matt Szczur has assumed his spot in the lineup. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:46 am
  • Aaron Loup recalled from Triple-A
    Blue Jays recalled LHP Aaron Loup from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Loup has posted a 6.00 ERA over 10 appearances this season. He'll be used in middle relief. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:50 am
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  • Zack Cozart (knee, Achilles) out again Sunday
    Zack Cozart (knee, Achilles) remained out of the Reds' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Wednesday due to soreness in his right knee and Achilles. Jose Peraza is again filling in at shortstop and in the No. 2 spot in the lineup. The Reds are also giving Joey Votto and Scott Schebler a breather Sunday, as Ivan DeJesus Jr. is at first base and Tyler Holt is in right field. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:22 am
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  • Montgomery allows one run over 4 1/3 innings
    Mike Montgomery held the Rockies to one run over 4 1/3 innings Saturday.

    Advice: Montgomery, joining the rotation with John Lackey on the shelf, struck out five and allowed just one hit, a solo homer in the fifth inning. He threw 60 pitches and was given the hook for pitch count reasons, certainly not because he was ineffective. With Lackey still sidelined, Montgomery will likely get at least one more turn in the rotation, which is slated to come Friday against the Dodgers. He's not a great streaming option, given the pitch-count limitations and opponent, but desperate owners may take a flyer. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:37 pm
  • Rickie Weeks leaves with right ankle sprain
    Rickie Weeks left Saturday's game against the Padres with a mild right ankle sprain.

    Advice: Weeks was 0-for-3 when he left in the eighth inning. Michael Bourn entered the game in his place with Mitch Hanigar shifting from center field to left. Until we know more, consider Weeks day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:53 pm
  • Fiers yields one run in seven frames in win
    Mike Fiers held the Orioles to one run in seven innings while striking out seven as the Astros won 12-2 on Saturday.

    Advice: The only run Fiers surrendered came on a Chris Davis solo blast in the fourth inning. He yielded just five hits and issued one free pass in the ballgame. He needed a good outing like this one after getting knocked around in his last two starts. Fiers' record improves to 9-6 with a 4.48 ERA. He has 103 strikeouts and 31 walks in 132 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:02 pm
  • Tillman coughs up six runs in two innings
    Chris Tillman walked five batters on the way to giving up six earned runs in just two innings in a loss to the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: He couldn't find the plate and failed to strike anyone out. He gave up a two-run homer to the second batter of the game. He pitched into the third inning but was pulled after hitting the first batter and walking the next three to bring in a run without a bat ever hitting the ball. Tillman was pitching on nine days rest after being pushed back due to a tender shoulder. He has been very effective this year after a down season last year. Tillman now has a 15-5 record and 3.76 ERA. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:59 pm
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  • Angel Pagan (groin) could be back Tuesday
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy is hopeful Angel Pagan (groin) will return to the lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: That means Pagan won't be in the lineup on Sunday. Pagan tweaked his groin while hauling in a line drive in the third inning Saturday against the Mets. Gregor Blanco replaced him in left field and will likely get the start there on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:34 pm
  • Angel Pagan exits with right groin tightness
    Angel Pagan left Saturday's game against the Mets with right groin tightness.

    Advice: He went 1-for-2 with a single before exiting. Gregor Blanco took over for Pagan in left field at the start of the fourth inning. Until the Giants provide an update, we'll consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:28 pm
  • Cozart (Achilles) remains out of Reds lineup
    Zack Cozart (knee, Achilles) remains out of the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Jose Peraza was recalled from Triple-A and will start in his place at shortstop, batting second for the Reds. Cozart is still considered day-to-day and isn't yet considered a candidate for the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 11:53 am
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm @Ari
     
  • Zack Cozart (knee) scratched from lineup
    Zack Cozart (knee, Achilles) has been scratched from the Reds' lineup.

    Advice: Cozart had been set to return after missing a game with soreness in his surgically-repaired and also his Achilles, but apparently he's not quite ready yet. Ivan De Jesus Jr. will handle the shortstop duties again. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:46 am
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm @Ari
     
  • Zack Cozart (knee) back in lineup Friday
    Zack Cozart (knee) is back in the Reds' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Cozart has dealt with soreness in his surgically-repaired and also his Achilles, but he's ready to give it a go now. He's at shortstop and batting second against Bud Norris and the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:47 am
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm @Ari
     
  • Zack Cozart dealing with patellar soreness
    Zack Cozart (knee) is not in the Reds' lineup Thursday against the Marlins.

    Advice: He's dealing with some patellar tendon soreness in his surgically repaired knee. The Reds don't see it as a serious issue but it might require some rest. Ivan De Jesus will handle the shortstop duties and bat second Thursday against Marlins starter Jose Fernandez.Daily Slant: If Jose Fernandez wasn't the clear cut top option in terms of cash games before, he is after seeing the Reds lineup. He only really needs to avoid the hot-hitting Joey Votto and if he's able to keep Billy Hamilton off the base paths, it should be smooth sailing for the Marlins ace. His 35.7 K% leads the MLB by a fairly wide margin and his 14.9 SwStr% yet another eye-popping indicator of his bat missing abilities. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:03 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:10 pm @Ari
     
  • Tillman (shoulder) to start Saturday vs. HOU
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) has been confirmed as the starter for Saturday's game against the Astros.

    Advice: Tillman had his start pushed back a few days because of shoulder discomfort but he threw off flat ground on Thursday and appears to be a go for Saturday. The 28-year-old has easily been the Orioles' best starter this year, going 15-4 with a 3.46 ERA in 25 outings. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:42 pm
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  • Rickie Weeks hits two homers
    Rickie Weeks homered twice and knocked in five runs Wednesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Weeks has been a bit player most of the year, but he's getting starts against lefties now and capitalizing. He's batting .247 with eight homers, five of which have come against southpaws. Maybe a contender will want to add him to its bench before the end of the month. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:12 pm
  • Jorge Soler hits three-run homer
    Jorge Soler went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer against the Brewers on Wednesday.

    Advice: If not for Chris Coghlan's injury, Soler probably would have been on the bench for this one. However, he's been killing the ball since returning from the disabled list 12 days ago, and now that Coghlan is down, he's due more playing time against righties. It's time to pick him back up in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:27 pm
  • Ozuna cranks 21st homer on Wednesday
    Marcell Ozuna lifted a solo homer as part of a 1-for-4 evening on Wednesday against the Reds.

    Advice: The outfielder is having a nice bounce-back season after a dreary 2015 that saw him get demoted to Triple-A for a while. He is now batting .281/.337/.493 with 21 longballs, 62 RBI and 62 runs scored. He is on pace to set career highs in all of those stats. The Marlins were rumored to be dangling Ozuna in trade talks over the winter but they were smart to hang on to him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:02 pm
  • Mauer dealing with minor quad issue
    Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Joe Mauer was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Braves due to a sore quad.

    Advice: Mauer's quad soreness is just thought to be minor, though, to the point where Molitor believes the long-time face of the Twins could be back in the lineup for Thursday's road date with the Royals. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:44 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Top 1, 1-0 @Tor
     
  • Chris Tillman (shoulder) ready for Sat. start
    Chris Tillman (shoulder) said that he expects to start against the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: Tillman tossed seven innings of two-run ball against the A's in his last start, but felt discomfort in his shoulder after the outing. He had been scheduled to start versus the Red Sox on Wednesday. Saturday against the Astros is the new plan and barring an unexpected setback, the 28-year-old right-hander sounds as though he will be able to make that one. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:10 pm
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  • Mauer getting the day off Wednesday vs. ATL
    Joe Mauer is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Kennys Vargas will start at first base and bat fifth versus Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz. There is no DH available in the game at Atlanta's Turner Field. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:00 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Top 1, 1-0 @Tor
     
  • Pillar (thumb) remains on track for August 23
    Kevin Pillar (thumb) remains on track to come off the disabled list when first eligible next Tuesday.

    Advice: Pillar will work out with his Blue Jays teammates on Friday in Cleveland before embarking on a short minor league rehab assignment over the weekend. He has been on the disabled list since August 8 with a sprained left thumb. Melvin Upton is drawing the majority of the starts in center field in Pillar's absence. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:15 am
  • LeMahieu scores three times as Rox best Nats
    DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-3 with a triple, a two-run home run and three runs scored as the Rockies topped the Nationals 6-2 on Tuesday.

    Advice: No one this side of the equator (sorry, that disqualifies you, Michael Phelps) is as hot as LeMahieu these days. The 28-year-old is now hitting .548 (17-for-31) with two home runs, five RBI and eight runs scored during an eight-game hitting streak, running his overall line to .342/.415/.498. LeMahieu is also fourth in the National League with 79 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:05 pm
  • Samardzija keeps Pirates in check over 6 IP
    Jeff Samardzija proved serviceable in Tuesday's no-decision against the Pirates, surrendering three runs on six hits over six innings.

    Advice: In a stirring moment of synchronicity, Samardzija and opposing starter Jameson Taillon finished with identical pitching lines. Both gentlemen surrendered three runs on five hits over six innings while striking out five and walking one. The damage on Samardzija's line came in the form of solitary runs allowed in the first, second and sixth innings. The veteran right-hander will carry a 4.24 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into a home start against the Mets next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:54 pm
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