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  • Brandon Barnes goes 0-for-3 against Arizona
    Brandon Barnes went 0-for-3 before being removed as part of a double-switch Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Barnes should start losing some time now that the Rockies have brought Drew Stubbs back to the majors. Barnes still has a decent .276 average, but it's going down quickly and he doesn't bring much else to the table. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:54 pm
  • Wilmer Flores goes 3-for-4 in Mets' win
    Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 with an RBI as the Mets beat the Dodgers 2-1 on Friday.

    Advice: Flores singled in the Mets' first run in the fourth and collected an infield single during the ninth-inning rally that decided the game. The three hits match his total from his previous six starts combined. He does have 10 homers this season, but getting on base just hasn't been a strength for him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Michael Cuddyer strikes out as pinch-hitter
    Michael Cuddyer struck out as a pinch-hitter Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: It was his first appearance since leaving Tuesday's game with a sore knee. It's possible he'll rejoin the starting lineup on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Marte strikes out twice in hit-less effort
    Starling Marte went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Friday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: The 0-for-4 jaunt snapped Marte's eight-game hitting streak. It's been a career best season to this point for the outfielder, who will set a personal best for homers when he hits his next one (he's currently at 13, same as the number he hit all of last year). He's hitting .284/.333/.465 through 299 at-bats in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Bauer picks up win in rain-shortened outing
    Trevor Bauer locked down the Pirates on Friday, hurling 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball to earn his seventh win of the season.

    Advice: Bauer could have conceivably pitched deeper into the game were it not for a rain delay, which came in the seventh inning. At that point, the right-hander had only thrown 74 pitches. He would not return to the contest when festivities resumed. Bauer struck out three and walked one, with both runs against him coming home via a homer by Andrew McCutchen. Bauer now holds a 3.88 ERA and 1.25 WHIP and will look to improve to 8-5 in a home showdown with the Astros next time he takes the ball. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Gyorko's big day propels Padres over Cards
    Jedd Gyorko hit a game-tying homer in the seventh inning and a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth to help lead the Padres to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: Gyorko was just called up on June 30 to help fill in for the injured Cory Spangenberg (knee). He showed his worth on Friday when he homered off of the ever-dominant Michael Wacha in the seventh inning to tie the game at 1-1. He then helped ensure things wouldn't move to extras when he singled home Yangervis Solarte in the ninth inning to put the Padres up 2-1. Gyorko hit .283/.368/.500 with four home runs in 15 games for Triple-A El Paso after being sent down in early June and should see his share of playing time in the near future, though there's little to love on the fantasy front here. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Brad Miller delivers eighth homer
    Brad Miller collected his eighth homer and his 12th double Friday against the A's.

    Advice: It's Miller's second homer in four games. His struggles in limited action against left-handers have taken a toll on his numbers, but he's hitting .267/.357/.487 versus righties. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:11 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brad Miller Sea - 2B,SS,OF
    1:05 pm @Oak
  • Wong struggles in 0-for-4 game
    Kolten Wong couldn't find any traction against the Padres on Friday, finishing the game 0-for-4.

    Advice: Wong struggled on Friday, but it's not indicative of what he's done on the whole this season. His triple-slash of .283/.341/.451 stands in the upper tier of his position offensively and he's hit nine homers while driving in 36 runs and scoring 42. At just 24 years of age, there's still room for offensive improvement here. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Mark Canha goes 2-for-4, knocks in three
    Mark Canha went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Mariners on Friday.

    Advice: The right-handed-hitting Canha keeps starting against lefties, even though he's struggled mightily against them this year. He did have a single against J.A. Happ tonight, but his big hit was a two-run double off right-handed reliever Carson Smith. All eight of his homers this season have come off righties. It's probably a big fluke, but the weird platoon splits are making it difficult for the A's to use him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
     
    1:05 pm vs Sea
  • Wacha hurls seven innings of one-run ball
    Michael Wacha continued to throw like one of the best pitchers in baseball on Friday, holding the Padres to just one run over seven innings in a 2-1 loss.

    Advice: Wacha struck out six and walked just one. Only a Jedd Gyorko solo homer in the seventh inning prevented Wacha from the shutout. It also prevented him from picking up his 11th win of the year, as the homer tied the game at 1-1. With a 2.66 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and a 10-3 record, he's a near lock for the All-Star Game and should be in the Cy Young discussion at the end of the season assuming he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Morales doubles and singles in extras win
    Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Friday's 3-2, 10-inning win over the Twins.

    Advice: Morales' RBI single in the eighth inning might have been the most important hit of the game, as it knotted the score at 2-2 and allowed the Royals to eventually win in extras without having to face lock-down closer Glen Perkins. For his part, Morales is slashing .286/.347/.466 with 10 homers and 51 RBI in what's been a nice season to this point. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Dozier fails to find hit in five at-bats
    Brian Dozier went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Ouchie. Rough game aside, Dozier is putting in a fine season and is currently slashing .260/.331/.514 with 16 homers, 40 RBI and seven steals. His combination of speed and power make him one of the best fantasy chips at his position. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Sano drives in first career run with single
    Miguel Sano collected his first major league RBI in Friday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: The all-universe prospect singled home Eddie Rosario in the second inning. He later added a double to finish 2-for-4. Sano did strike out twice, but Twin fans should be happy to see that he seems to be fitting in just fine to start his major league career. Sano hit .274/.374/.544 with 15 homers and 48 RBI through 66 Double-A games prior to his call-up. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:30 pm
  • Guthrie pitches into eighth against Twins
    Jeremy Guthrie pitched a strong game in earning a no-decision against the Twins on Friday, allowing two runs on five hits over 7 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Despite Guthrie's strong performance, the pitcher did not receive a decision in the game, as the contest was knotted at 2-2 until the Royals snapped the tie in the bottom of the 10th inning. Guthrie struck out four and walked one, lowering his ERA to a still-awful 5.42. He also holds a 1.46 WHIP. None of these numbers are good, obviously. Guthrie will try to repeat his results from Friday when he faces the Rays in a home start next Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Milone allows one run to Royals over six IP
    Tommy Milone held the Royals down on Friday, allowing just one run on five hits over six innings.

    Advice: Outside of a run-scoring single by Lorenzo Cain in the third inning, Milone managed to keep the Royals off the scoreboard. He struck out five and walked just one in hurling his fifth quality start in a row. The southpaw now owns a 3.02 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. Deeper AL-only formats should consider him as a pick-up, particularly with the way he's pitching at the moment. He won't strike out many batters, but his numbers are rock solid. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Cuddyer (knee) not in Mets lineup on Friday
    Michael Cuddyer (knee) remained out of the Mets' starting lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers.

    Advice: The veteran outfielder is still expected to avoid the disabled list. He received a cortisone injection on Wednesday and is expected to return to action at some point over the weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:11 pm
  • Sano has infield single in MLB debut
    Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with an infield single in his major league debut Thursday against the Royals.

    Advice: Sano lined out to center field in his first at-bat before striking out swinging in his next two chances. The infield single came in the top of the ninth inning. The Twins plan to use the 22-year-old as their regular designated hitter for the time being, so his power upside is well worth the flier in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:36 pm
  • Brad Miller to remain M's starting shortstop
    Despite the return of Chris Taylor, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon clarified Thursday that Brad Miller will remain the team's starting shortstop.

    Advice: The 25-year-old has struggled at the dish this season, slashing .238/.319/.403 with seven homers and 22 RBI in his 74 games. It sounds like it's a vote of confidence from the skipper, but if Taylor continues to mash the baseball he'll find his way into more playing time soon enough. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:51 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brad Miller Sea - 2B,SS,OF
    1:05 pm @Oak
  • Sano batting sixth in MLB debut Thursday
    Miguel Sano will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth in his MLB debut Thursday against the Royals.

    Advice: Sano was called up Thursday after batting .274/.374/.544 with 15 home runs and 48 RBI over 66 games this season with Double-A Chattanooga. The 22-year-old offers massive power potential from the right side of the plate. He's expected to serve as the primary DH now that Kennys Vargas has been demoted, so he's well worth a flier in most fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:41 pm
  • Michael Cuddyer (knee) might be headed to DL
    Michael Cuddyer (knee) remained out of the Mets' lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

    Advice: He got an injection Wednesday and may need a few days to recover. Manager Terry Collins said Cuddyer could require a trip to the disabled list if he doesn't improve in the next three days. Eric Campbell and John Mayberry would split time in left field if Cuddyer faces a lengthy absence. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:30 am
  • Twins officially promote prospect Miguel Sano
    Twins recalled INF Miguel Sano from Double-A Chattanooga.

    Advice: Sano will take over as the Twins' regular designated hitter in Thursday's series opener against the Royals. The 22-year-old was sporting a .918 OPS with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 66 games this season at the Double-A level and he's a must-own in all standard fantasy leagues for his massive power potential. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:57 am
  • Marte homers in a four-hit effort to beat DET
    Starling Marte doubled and homered in a 4-for-5 effort as the Pirates trounced the Tigers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Marte's only run and RBI came on his solo home run in the eighth inning, the second of three solo shots in the frame. He's now on a seven-game hitting streak, but entered the game with a .518 OPS in his previous 10 contests. He still has a productive .285/.333/.471 triple-slash line with 13 home runs, 47 RBI, and 15 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:35 pm
  • Twins calling up top prospect Miguel Sano
    MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports that the Twins are calling up prospect Miguel Sano.

    Advice: Kennys Vargas has already been optioned to Triple-A Rochester to open up a roster spot. Sano, 22, boasts a .918 OPS with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 66 games this season at the Double-A level. He's primarily played third base in the minors, but look for the Twins to use him as their everyday designated hitter. Sano has been a consensus top-20 prospect for going on four years and is worth a shot in every mixed fantasy league for his power potential. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:14 pm
  • Michael Cuddyer (knee) expected to avoid DL
    Michael Cuddyer (knee) isn't expected to require a trip to the disabled list.

    Advice: Cuddyer had to leave Tuesday's game with a left knee injury, but an MRI apparently didn't show any serious damage. The Mets think he'll only have to sit out a few days. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:44 pm
  • Miller homers as Mariners blank the Padres
    Brad Miller launched a two-run home run in a 2-for-4 effort as the Mariners shut the Padres out 5-0 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Miller took Ian Kennedy out to right-center in the fourth inning for a two-run homer, making it a 4-0 Mariners lead at the time. It's his seventh homer of the season. He looks certain to surpass his career high of 10 set last season. He's also knocked in 22 runs while batting a passable .237/.316/.404. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:43 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brad Miller Sea - 2B,SS,OF
    1:05 pm @Oak
  • Cuddyer 'definitely concerned' about knee
    Michael Cuddyer admitted that he was "definitely concerned" about the left knee injury that forced him from Tuesday's game versus the Cubs.

    Advice: Cuddyer said he first felt pain in the knee while running to first base after his first plate appearance, but he wasn't removed until the seventh. The veteran outfielder will undergo an MRI on Wednesday to determine the extent of the damage, but it sounds like a trip to the disabled list could be in the offing. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:56 pm
  • Michael Cuddyer (knee) to have MRI Wed.
    Michael Cuddyer will undergo an MRI on his left knee Wednesday.

    Advice: Cuddyer left Tuesday's game against the Cubs after injuring the knee. It's unclear how worried the Mets are about the outfielder at this point, but the fact that he's having the MRI certainly creats some cause for concern. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:46 pm
  • Michael Cuddyer exits game with sore knee
    Michael Cuddyer left Tuesday's game versus the Cubs with a sore left knee.

    Advice: Cuddyer didn't suffer an obvious injury, so it's unclear how he was hurt. The Mets should have more on the veteran outfielder's status later Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:57 pm
  • Wong not in starting lineup Tuesday
    Kolten Wong is not in Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

    Advice: The Cardinals had a scheduled off-day on Monday, so manager Mike Matheny is likely just using this as an opportunity to give him some extra rest. Pete Kozma will start at second base while Peter Bourjos will bat leadoff. Chris Sale is on the mound for Chicago. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Padres call up Jedd Gyorko from Triple-A
    Padres recalled INF Jedd Gyorko from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: He'll replace the injured Cory Spangenberg (knee) on the active roster and figures to see at least part-time at-bats at second base. The 26-year-old was batting just .210/.282/.311 prior to his demotion earlier this month, but he was swinging the bat well during his time in Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:56 am
  • Jedd Gyorko to be recalled by Padres
    Jedd Gyorko will be recalled prior to Tuesday's game versus the Mariners.

    Advice: The Padres are expected to place someone on the disabled list, with Will Middlebrooks (ankle) and Cory Spangenberg (knee) being the most likely options. Gyorko has hit .283/.368/.500 with four homers over 15 games for Triple-A El Paso after being sent down earlier this month. He could wind up seeing a decent amount of playing time, depending on what the club's corresponding move is. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:12 pm
  • Dozier drills 3-run HR but Twins fall to Reds
    Brian Dozier clubbed a three-run home run in a 1-for-5 effort on Monday, but the Twins fell to the Reds.

    Advice: Dozier's three-run home run capped off a six-run fourth inning in which the Twins made serious inroads, reducing their deficit to 9-7 at the time. Dozier is having an even better season thus far than he did in 2014, batting .266/.340/.529 with 16 home runs and 40 RBI with seven stolen bases. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:08 pm
  • Wilmer Flores officially moving to second base
    The Mets plan to use Wilmer Flores at second base when Daniel Murphy returns from the disabled list.

    Advice: Flores had been splitting time with Ruben Tejada at shortstop. Now he'll move to second with Murphy taking over at third base. Murphy could even see time at first when Lucas Duda needs a day off. Light-hitting second baseman Dilson Herrera appears to be the odd man out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:29 am
  • Jeremy Guthrie allows two runs in victory
    Jeremy Guthrie allowed two runs over six innings in a victory over the Athletics on Sunday.

    Advice: Guthrie picked up his 1,000th career strikeout along the way. His seven strikeouts were a season high. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:16 pm
  • Milone goes six scoreless in no-decision
    Tommy Milone hurled six scoreless innings with nothing to show for it Sunday, settling for a no-decision against the Brewers.

    Advice: Milone stifled the Brewers offense for his six innings, allowing just two hits and three walks while striking out seven. He exited in line for his fifth win, but the Twins bullpen couldn't hold the lead. Even so, it was another strong showing for the lefty, who has been largely good in his nine starts this year. Milone will carry a 3.19 ERA into Friday's contest with the Royals. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:14 pm
  • Cuddyer not in lineup for Mets on Sunday
    Michael Cuddyer is not in the Mets starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

    Advice: Cuddyer went 1-for-6 with a pair of strikeouts on Friday/Saturday. He's in a 6-for-45 (.133) slump over his last 13 games, and could probably benefit from the mental health day. John Mayberry Jr. will start in left field and bat sixth for the Mets on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:32 pm
  • Bauer gives up four runs in loss to Orioles
    Trevor Bauer gave up four runs over seven innings in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

    Advice: Bauer gave up just five hits, but four were of the extra-base variety -- Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run homer in the third, Manny Machado homered to lead off the sixth and Paredes and Chris Davis hit back-to-back doubles later in the sixth. He walked just one, though, his lowest walk total in a start since May 24. The loss dropped Bauer to 6-5 with a 3.96 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. Bauer will try to get back in the win column Friday at the Pirates. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:02 pm
  • Michael Wacha sharp in Saturday's win over Cubs
    Michael Wacha allowed six hits and one run over six innings in Saturday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Wacha could have pitched deeper into the game but the Cardinals already had a comfortable lead. The lanky right-hander ranks second in the National League with ten wins and is eighth in ERA (2.77). He's been the best pitcher on the best team in baseball. He's a shoe-in for next month's All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:01 pm
  • Marte steals home as Pirates down Braves
    Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, including a steal of home, in the Pirates' 8-4 win over the Braves on Saturday.

    Advice: Marte stole home in the fifth inning, breaking for the plate as the Braves attempted to pick off Pedro Alvarez from first base. He had an RBI single and scored a run in the Bucs' five-run first inning and also scored in the seventh. Marte is hitting .279/.328/.460 on the year with 46 RBI and 41 runs scored. The stolen base was his 15th, sixth-most in the National League this year. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:49 pm
  • Morales knocks in two runs as Royals edge A's
    Kendrys Morales went 2-for-3 with two RBI to help the Royals edge the Athletics 3-2 on Saturday.

    Advice: Morales' two-run single in the sixth inning was the difference in the game. He's got a 10-game hitting streak that has his line up to .292/.353/.469. His 48 RBI are good for sixth-most in the American League. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:15 pm
  • Dozier hits 15th home run
    Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with a leadoff home run in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: His leadoff blast against Kyle Lohse gave the Twins an early lead, but the Brewers pounded out six runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back. Dozier is already up to 15 home runs through 71 games, so he has a really good chance to surpass his career-high of 23 from last season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:25 pm
  • Cuddyer hitless Friday against Reds
    Michael Cuddyer went 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: Cuddyer had a chance to do some real damage when he came up with the bases loaded in the fifth inning, but he swung at the first pitch and lined out to center field. The 36-year-old has just one hit in his last 19 at-bats and owns a disappointing .248/.303/.370 batting line on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:42 pm
  • Kolten Wong knocks in two runs in win
    Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk Thursday in the win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Wong was having a rough June until yesterday, but now he's 4-for-8 with a homer the last two days. It doesn't look like he'll be vacating the leadoff spot anytime soon. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:16 pm
  • Starling Marte not in Pirates lineup Thursday
    Starling Marte is not in the Pirates' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Gregory Polanco will start in left field and Josh Harrison will play right field against Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani. Marte should be back in there Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:50 am
  • Wacha can work 200-plus innings this season
    Cardinals officials feel Michael Wacha can work more than 200 innings, per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

    Advice: Which is good news for his fantasy owners, who have watched Wacha flourish to the tune of a 2.85 ERA, 1.087 WHIP, and 69/20 K/BB ratio over 88 1/3 innings this season. Wacha was limited to 107 innings last summer due to a shoulder injury, but the 23-year-old right-hander has had no shoulder problems at all in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:09 am
  • Report: Mets discussing moving Flores to 2B
    Sources tell Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News that the Mets are discussing moving Wilmer Flores to second base.

    Advice: The move would shore up the keystone, where Dilson Herrera has looked largely overmatched at the plate, while also getting Ruben Tejada's bat in the lineup on a regular basis. In that scenario, Daniel Murphy -- close to returning from a strained left quad -- would play third base and possibly first at times. If and when David Wright returns, the Mets would have a decision to make. Flores is hitting .243/.277/.406 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:39 pm
  • Wong homers as Cardinals defeat the Marlins
    Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, helping the Cardinals take down the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wong slugged a two-run home run to right field in the third inning against Mat Latos, giving the Cardinals a 2-1 lead. It's his second home run in his last four starts, now with nine on the year along with 32 RBI, six stolen bases, and a .282/.337/.454 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:50 pm
  • Jeremy Guthrie gives up six runs in loss
    Jeremy Guthrie was tagged for six runs and nine hits in five innings by the Mariners on Tuesday.

    Advice: This is doubly ugly with the way the Mariners have been hitting. Guthrie had been pitching a little better lately, allowing eight runs over his previous four starts. Still, his season overall has been nothing less than a disaster. He's sporting a 5.90 ERA with just 36 strikeouts in 76 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:49 pm
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