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  • Neil Walker sitting out Friday's game
    Neil Walker is not in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The Pirates have had to do a lot of mixing and matching since Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer returned from the disabled list. It's Harrison at second base Friday with Walker sitting. 47 minutes ago
  • Daniel Murphy (quad) out of Mets' lineup
    Daniel Murphy (quad) is not in the Mets' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Murphy left Wednesday's game with a strained left quad. The Mets are saying it's a minor ailment and are considering him day-to-day. Murphy was given a cortisone injection and will be unavailable off the bench Friday. Today, 12:58 pm
    4:10 pm x @Mia
  • Dixon Machado recalled from Triple-A
    Tigers recalled INF Dixon Machado from Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Machado has just one hit in eight plate appearances this season with the big club. He'll provide some depth with Jose Iglesias (finger) banged up. Today, 12:30 pm
    4:08 pm vs ^ Cle
  • Donovan Solano recalled from Triple-A
    Marlins recalled INF Donovan Solano from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Solano has hit just a .156/.194/.219 over 46 games this season with the big club this season. He'll offer depth in the infield. Today, 10:20 am
  • Solarte goes supernova on Dodgers
    Yangervis Solarte finished with a huge game in Thursday's 10-7 win over the Dodgers, going 4-for-5 with a solo home run, two doubles and three runs scored.

    Advice: Tight effort by Solarte, who played a key role in the Padres' come-from-behind win. He cracked a solo homer in the seventh to draw his team to within 7-6, then finished off the night's scoring with an RBI double in a four-run eighth. The strong performance boosted the 28-year-old infielder's season triple-slash to .267/.321/.428. He's also hit 12 homers and driven in 55. This is the first season in which Solarte's seen more than 252 at-bats. Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Ben Zobrist goes 4-for-5 in win
    Ben Zobrist went 4-for-5 with three runs scored from the leadoff spot for the Royals on Thursday.

    Advice: It's almost like Zobrist might be a better leadoff option than Alcides Escobar, who had a rare day off in this one. He's hitting .339 with five homers and a 14/19 K/BB ratio in 121 at-bats since joining the Royals. Yesterday, 9:17 pm
    5:10 pm vs ^ CWS
  • Matt Duffy goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Matt Duffy went 0-for-4 on Thursday, dropping his average under .300 for the first time since July 25.

    Advice: With the Giants struggling to score runs and Duffy offering little power, it might be time for his mixed-league owners to try someone else (or at least once the Giants finish up their series in Coors Field this weekend). He's still a decent bet to hit for average, but he has just two homers since the All-Star break. Yesterday, 8:55 pm
    New Player Note
    Matt Duffy SF - 2B,3B,SS
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Hernan Perez goes 3-for-3
    Hernan Perez went 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBI as the Brewers topped the Pirates 5-3 on Thursday.

    Advice: Perez is hitting .281 in 160 at-bats for the Brewers, though that comes with just three walks (three!) and one homer. Of course, this is a guy who would have spent all year in Triple-A with the Tigers had he not run out of options as a 24-year-old. The Brewers had room to give him a shot, and while he shouldn't be the future at third base for the club, he will give them an alternative at the middle-infield spots next year. Yesterday, 8:19 pm
  • Daniel Murphy has mild strain of left quad
    Daniel Murphy is dealing with a mild strain of his left quad.

    Advice: Murphy left Wednesday's game with what was described as "mild discomfort" in his quad. He missed some time earlier this year with the same injury and has apparently been playing through it again in recent days. The Mets are calling him day-to-day for now. Yesterday, 1:42 pm
    4:10 pm x @Mia
  • Rosario launches grand slam off Samardzija
    Eddie Rosario connected for a grand slam in the third inning of Thursday afternoon's 6-4 loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: An Eduardo Escobar infield single and a pair of walks issued by White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija set the stage for Rosario to work his grand salami magic with two outs in the third inning. The 23-year-old outfielder is posting one of the sneakier productive seasons in the bigs in 2015, as he maintains a .271/.291/.446 triple-slash with nine homers, 10 triples, 37 RBI and 10 steals. Yesterday, 1:42 pm
  • Odor still feeling discomfort in right hand
    Rougned Odor acknowledged Wednesday that he's still experiencing discomfort in his right hand.

    Advice: Odor cracked the fingernail on his right middle finger last Tuesday and is having trouble on some throws, but he expects to play through the injury. "I feel good at the plate," Odor said. "Sometimes I feel it but not all the time. Sometimes I hit my finger on the other hand and I feel it. But not when I hit the ball." Yesterday, 11:39 am
  • Yankees outright Cole Figueroa to Triple-A
    Yankees sent INF Cole Figueroa outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Figueroa was designated for assignment by the Yanks on September 1 and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 28-year-old has hit .299/.361/.368 this year in Triple-A. Yesterday, 11:01 am
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs x TB
  • X-rays negative on Justin Turner's pinkie
    X-rays taken late Wednesday on Justin Turner's left pinkie showed up negative.

    Advice: Turner was struck on his left hand by a Mike Leake pitch on Wednesday night, but it sounds like he avoided a major injury. "It got the tip of my pinkie and didn't have feeling in it for a couple of innings," the third baseman told reporters, "but I took some X-rays right away and everything’s good." Los Angeles will call up top infield prospect Corey Seager to provide some depth in case Turner needs a bit of rest. Yesterday, 7:19 am
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • Forsythe (groin) goes 3-for-3 in return Wed.
    Logan Forsythe (groin) finished 3-for-3 with two doubles and two walks Wednesday versus the Orioles.

    Advice: Forsythe was pulled early on Tuesday with discomfort in his left groin, but it was clearly nothing major. The versatile 28-year-old continues to enjoy a breakout season with Tampa Bay, now boasting a .291/.367/.456 slash line with 15 home runs, 27 doubles, and 53 RBI in 130 games. Yesterday, 5:58 am
    4:05 pm ^ @NYY
  • Utley pokes a homer in 2-1 win over Giants
    Chase Utley hit a solo homer off Mike Leake on Tuesday in a 2-1 triumph against the Giants.

    Advice: Utley finished 1-for-4, with his sixth inning shot the most meaningful offensive moment of the evening. It's just like old times for the 36-year-old, batting atop the lineup with old pal Jimmy Rollins. Unfortunately, we're in 2015 and opposing managers encourage Don Mattingly to stack his geriatric sub .300-OBPers atop the lineup. Since coming over on August 20, Utley has had two hits in a game once. Wednesday, 9:54 pm
  • Zobrist homers as Royals rout the Tigers
    Ben Zobrist went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run as the Royals routed the Tigers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Zobrist knocked in the first of the Royals' 12 runs, clubbing a solo home run to left field off of Randy Wolf in the first inning. It's his 11th of the season and fifth since joining the Royals in late July. On the season, Zobrist is hitting a solid .285/.373/.470. Wednesday, 8:12 pm
    5:10 pm vs ^ CWS
  • Murphy (quad) to be re-examined Thursday
    Daniel Murphy (quad) will be re-examined on Thursday.

    Advice: Murphy left Wednesday's game with mild discomfort in his left quad, and after the game he said it's something he's been playing through. With a day off Thursday, Murphy has a good shot of being back in the lineup Friday if the injury is as negligible as manager Terry Collins suggested it is. Wednesday, 7:20 pm
    4:10 pm x @Mia
  • Murphy leaves game with mild quad discomfort
    Daniel Murphy left Wednesday's game with mild left quad discomfort.

    Advice: The Mets called the move "precautionary," but Murphy has missed time with an injury to the same quad already this season. More should be known Thursday, but it sounds as though he's day to day for now. Wednesday, 5:30 pm
    4:10 pm x @Mia
  • Murphy exits game with potential quad injury
    Daniel Murphy left Wednesday's game against the Phillies with a possible quad injury.

    Advice: The injury was reported by SNY Mets field reporter Steve Gelbs but hasn't been confirmed by the team. Murphy left in the third inning Wednesday, replaced by Michael Cuddyer at first base. The Mets should provide some information on Murphy's status shortly. Wednesday, 5:17 pm
    4:10 pm x @Mia
  • Forsythe (groin) in Rays' lineup Wednesday
    Logan Forsythe (groin) is in the Rays' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Orioles.

    Advice: Forsythe made an early exit from Tuesday night's game after experiencing tightness in his left groin, but he felt fine taking grounders during pregame festivities on Wednesday. He'll bat fifth and start at second base. Wednesday, 2:56 pm
    4:05 pm ^ @NYY
  • Forsythe (groin) could miss next two games
    Logan Forsythe (groin) could miss the next two games.

    Advice: Forsythe made an early exit Tuesday night against the Orioles after experiencing tightness in his left groin. He's scheduled to field grounders Wednesday during batting practice but won't push it too hard. Wednesday, 1:34 pm
    4:05 pm ^ @NYY
  • Wilmer Flores excused for family emergency
    Wilmer Flores has been excused from the Mets until Friday due to a family emergency.

    Advice: Flores' grandfather had a heart attack so he's rushing home to Venezuela. New York won't put him on the family medical emergency list because major league rosters have already expanded. He should be in Miami on Friday. Wednesday, 1:29 pm
    4:10 pm x @Mia
  • Logan Forsythe exits with groin injury
    Logan Forsythe exited Tuesday's game versus the Orioles with left groin tightness.

    Advice: The Rays have indicated that his removal was precautionary. They're listing him as day-to-day but he would figure to miss at least a game or two. Tuesday, 6:15 pm
    4:05 pm ^ @NYY
  • Yanks designate INF Figueroa for assignment
    Yankees designated INF Cole Figueroa for assignment.

    Advice: The move opens up a spot on the Yankees' 40-man roster. Figueroa, 28, has appeared in two games with the Yankees this season and was batting .299/.361/.368 over 118 games in Triple-A. Tuesday, 9:07 am
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs x TB
  • Rougned Odor (finger) back in action Monday
    Rougned Odor (finger) is back in the Rangers' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It's Odor's first start since he cracked the fingernail on his right middle finger last Tuesday. The young infielder has hit .336/.369/.581 since returning from the minors. Monday, 2:30 pm
  • Justin Turner not in Dodgers lineup on Sunday
    Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a regular day of rest for Turner. Kike Hernandez is getting the start in his place at the hot corner with Joc Pederson starting in center field. Sunday, 1:35 pm
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • Rougned Odor (finger) held out again Sunday
    Rougned Odor (finger) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He was able to go through some pregame drills, suggesting his return is close. Hanser Alberto is filling in at second base again for Odor. Sunday, 9:15 am
  • Wilmer Flores not in lineup Sunday
    Wilmer Flores is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to be a simple day of rest. The Mets are going with Ruben Tejada at shortstop and Juan Uribe at second base (yes, you read that correctly). Sunday, 7:30 am
    4:10 pm x @Mia
  • Chase Utley getting the day off Saturday
    Chase Utley is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Saturday against the Cubs.

    Advice: It's Utley's first absence since joining the Dodgers last week. Before the game. Utley was seen taking grounders at third base, a position he's never played in the major leagues. Rookie Jose Peraza will start at second base and bat eighth. Saturday, 3:21 pm
  • Rougned Odor absent from Saturday's lineup
    Rougned Odor (finger) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Saturday against the Orioles.

    Advice: A cracked fingernail has kept him out since Tuesday. Hansen Alberto will grab another start at second base. With the rosters expanding in a few days, there's no need for Texas to place Odor on the disabled list. The 21-year-old has had a productive year, hitting .280 with a solid .479 slugging percentage. Saturday, 1:48 pm
  • Zobrist doubles, singles in win over Rays
    Ben Zobrist went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Zobrist has been a monster since joining the Royals at the trade deadline, racking up 35 hits (including eight doubles and four home runs) over 102 at-bats. During his current little five-game hitting streak, he's 8-for-18. Simply marvelous. For the season, he maintains a .291/.377/.475 triple-slash to pair with 10 homers, 46 RBI and 59 runs scored. Friday, 8:05 pm
    5:10 pm vs ^ CWS
  • Odor (finger) out of Rangers' lineup again
    Rougned Odor (finger) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Odor hasn't played since cracking his right middle fingernail when he was hit by a grounder Tuesday. He did work out again prior to the game and should be back in there soon. Hanser Alberto is holding down second base again in Odor's place. Friday, 1:23 pm
  • Daniel Murphy delivers go-ahead hit for Mets
    Daniel Murphy doubled in two runs in the top of the 13th as the Mets beat the Phillies 9-5 on Thursday.

    Advice: It was Murphy's third hit of the game. Reliever Carlos Torres singled prior to Murphy's hit and scored the go-ahead run in his victory. The double was Murphy's 30th. Incredibly, he's fanned just 31 times in 393 at-bats on the season. Last year he struck out 86 times in 596 at-bats. Thursday, 8:58 pm
    4:10 pm x @Mia
  • Logan Forsythe hits 15th homer in Rays' win
    Logan Forsythe went 2-for-4 and hit his 15th homer to help lead the Rays to a 5-4 win over the Twins on Thursday.

    Advice: Forsythe has been the Rays' best position player this year, and it isn't even particularly close. He's batting .278/.357/.437 through 439 at-bats. Thursday, 8:19 pm
    4:05 pm ^ @NYY
  • Matt Duffy (ankle) in Giants' lineup Thursday
    Matt Duffy (ankle) is in the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.

    Advice: Duffy suffered a right ankle sprain on Wednesday, but it obviously wasn't a significant one. He drew a walk, stole a base, and scored a run in the win. The National League Rookie of the Year candidate is batting .306/.345/.465 in 113 total games this year. Thursday, 10:44 am
    New Player Note
    Matt Duffy SF - 2B,3B,SS
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Matt Duffy day-to-day with right ankle sprain
    Matt Duffy suffered a right ankle sprain in the Giants' defeat of the Cubs on Wednesday.

    Advice: X-rays turned up negative for anything major, but Duffy might have to give the sprain a couple of days. The young third baseman drew a walk, stole a base, and scored a run on Wednesday night before departing the eventual 4-2 victory. He is batting .306/.345/.456 in 113 total games this season as a rookie. Thursday, 5:58 am
    New Player Note
    Matt Duffy SF - 2B,3B,SS
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Odor hits 11th home run in loss to Blue Jays
    Rougned Odor went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Odor hit a solo homer in the second inning, his 11th home run of the season. Odor added an RBI double in the fourth. The second baseman is having a strong sophomore campaign, batting .280/.333/.479 with 43 RBI and 38 runs scored in 87 games. Tuesday, 9:20 pm
  • Rosario triples, homers in win over Rays
    Eddie Rosario went 2-for-5 with a triple and a home run in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: The triple was Rosario's 10th of the season, second in the majors only to Kevin Kiermaier. He also has eight home runs after Tuesday's solo shot. The 23-year-old is having a quietly steady debut season, batting .276/.298/.454 in 89 games. Tuesday, 8:24 pm
  • Turner homers as Dodgers defeat the Reds
    Justin Turner went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win against the Reds.

    Advice: Turner made it a 3-0 game when he drilled a two-run home run to left field off of John Lamb in the third inning. In 10 games since returning from the disabled list, Turner is hitting a feeble .167 (6-for-36). He was on a torrid pace, as shown by his triple-slash line, which still stands at .303/.363/.534 along with his 15 home runs and 51 RBI. Tuesday, 8:06 pm
    Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
  • X-rays on Rougned Odor's finger are negative
    X-rays on Rougned Odor's right middle finger came back negative.

    Advice: Odor's fingers got bloodied up when it was hit by a grounder Tuesday, but it appears he just has a laceration. Consider him day-to-day. Tuesday, 7:36 pm
  • Rougned Odor exits game with hand injury
    Rougned Odor left Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays after being hit on the right hand by a grounder.

    Advice: The tip of Odor's right middle finger was noticeably bloody as he was lifted from the contest. He's being sent for an X-ray, although the Rangers are saying it's just precautionary. Tuesday, 6:57 pm
  • Walker not in Tuesday's lineup
    Neil Walker is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather against the lefty Brad Hand. Josh Harrison is playing second base and batting seventh. Aramis Ramirez is starting at third base. Tuesday, 12:12 pm
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