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  • Carlos Rodon (wrist) to return on Sunday
    Carlos Rodon (wrist) will return Sunday against the Twins.

    Advice: Manager Robin Ventura had been leaning that way all week but he didn't make the official call until Saturday. Rodon has been out with a sprained wrist since July 5. He scattered five hits and two runs over 3 2/3 innings Monday in a rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:13 pm
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  • Hill on target to return Thursday or Friday
    Rich Hill (finger) felt good after throwing a 60-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.

    Advice: Hill had his blister covered for the first 45 pitches but took it off for the last 15. Assuming he isn't traded, Hill should return to the A's rotation either Thursday against the Angels or Friday versus the Cubs. He left his last start on July 17 after throwing just five pitches. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:08 pm
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  • Happ punches out 11 in victory over Orioles
    J.A. Happ delivered a brilliant outing in Saturday's victory over the Orioles, punching out 11 over seven innings of one-run ball.

    Advice: Happ allowed just three hits and three walks on the day. His lone mistake came on an 0-2 pitch to Pedro Alvarez in the second inning that caught too much of the plate and was deposited into the seats in right field. Happ has been a tremendous addition to the Blue Jays rotation this season, posting a 13-3 record with a 3.16 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. He'll take on the Astros his next time out in Houston on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:27 pm
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  • Marlins option Jose Urena back to Triple-A
    Marlins optioned RHP Jose Urena to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Urena was blasted in a start against the Cardinals on Friday, prompting his demotion. He should get another opportunity with the big league club in some capacity before the end of the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:20 pm
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  • Athletics place Rich Hill on disabled list
    Athletics placed LHP Rich Hill on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 20, with a blister on his left hand.

    Advice: Hill wasn't going to start again for the A's before the trade deadline, so there's really no harm in better utilizing his roster spot. There remains a very high likelihood that he's wearing a new uniform when August begins. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:00 pm
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  • Athletics recall Dillon Overton from Triple-A
    Athletics recalled RHP Dillon Overton from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: He'll start for the A's on Saturday against Josh Tomlin and the Indians. Overton has made three spot starts for the Athletics this season, posting an 8.40 ERA, 1.93 WHIP and 10/5 K/BB ratio over 15 innings. He shouldn't be viewed as an attractive streaming option. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:58 am
  • Athletics still receiving calls on Rich Hill
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Athletics continue to receive calls on Rich Hill despite his blister issues.

    Advice: Starting pitching is proving to be very hard to come by on the trade market, and despite his blister issue, Hill still looks to be a very attractive commodity. The veteran southpaw owns a 2.25 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 90/28 K/BB ratio over 76 innings on the season. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:12 am
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  • Reds seem inclined to keep Dan Straily
    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that while the Reds have received calls on Dan Straily, they appear likely to keep the right-hander rather than move him at the trade deadline.

    Advice: Straily has pitched very well recently, going 2-1 with a 2.40 ERA in his last five starts. While it may be beneficial to sell him while his value is high, the Reds may believe that he has turned a corner and will be a valuable contributor in the future. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:05 am
  • Nationals recall Reynaldo Lopez from Triple-A
    Nationals recalled RHP Reynaldo Lopez from Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: Lopez flashed his potential during his first start by registering nine strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings of work, but he was also torched for six runs on 10 hits in a losing effort. He could be worth the gamble as a tournament flier in daily leagues due to his high-strikeout upside. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:33 am
  • Price on Junior Guerra higher than Cashner
    According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the cost to acquire Junior Guerra from the Brewers is higher than what the Marlins gave up for Andrew Cashner.

    Advice: Given how well the 31-year-old has pitched this year, and the fact that he's under team control for another five years, it's certainly understandable. It looks likely that Guerra will remain in Milwaukee through the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:06 am
  • Godley yields three runs in six innings
    Zack Godley proved mortal on Friday, allowing three runs in six innings of work in Friday's no-decision effort.

    Advice: He held the Dodgers to four base hits and two walks. He struck out four in the quality start. He now has an unattractive 5.63 ERA and 1.50 WHIP. Next on tap is a tough matchup versus the Nationals. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:11 am
  • Finnegan tosses six scoreless to beat Friars
    Brandon Finnegan shut out the Padres for six innings to lead the Reds to a 6-0 victory on Friday night.

    Advice: He limited the opposition to four base hits while striking out five. His record moves to 6-8 with a 4.68 ERA. Finnegan has struggled in two categories this year -- home runs and walks. Neither of those burned him tonight, although he did walk three. He has given up 22 home runs and a hefty 59 walks in 117 1/3 innings this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:35 pm
  • Scherzer gives up one run in seven innings
    Max Scherzer held the Giants to one run in seven innings as the Nationals won 4-1 on Friday.

    Advice: He fanned six while walking two and giving up five base hits. He jumped over Jose Fernandez to retake the major league lead with 187 strikeouts in 148 2/3 innings. Scherzer is now 11-6 with a 2.85 ERA. Next on the docket is a Tuesday start in Arizona. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:06 pm
  • Porcello yields two runs in complete game win
    Rick Porcello gave up only two runs in a dominant complete game five-hitter to lead the Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: He fanned three batters without issuing any walks to raise his record to an impressive 14-2. The win puts him in a four-way tie for the major league lead. Only three starting pitchers have a better walk rate than Porcello this year. He will take his 3.47 ERA into a matchup with the Mariners on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Lincecum walks six, allows four runs Friday
    Tim Lincecum had yet another bad outing, giving up four runs in five innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Friday.

    Advice: He allowed five hits and walked six batters as his record fell to 2-5 with the loss. When a pitcher gives up four runs in five innings and actually lowers his ERA you know something has gone badly wrong. Today's game was a microcosm of his season. The home run he gave up to Jackie Bradley Jr. was the 10th one he has given up in only 35 innings this year. He has a very poor 31/21 K/BB ratio. He has given up an unbelievable 59 hits in those 35 innings. The Angels are desperate for starting pitching but they surely can't run Lincecum and his 8.49 ERA out there forever. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Guerra carries shutout into ninth vs. Pirates
    Junior Guerra almost went the distance Friday against the Pirates, allowing just one run over 8 2/3 innings as part of a 3-1 victory.

    Advice: Guerra entered the ninth with a chance at his first career shutout (and complete game), but he allowed the first two batters to reach base before a run eventually scored on a fielder’s choice. He then gave up a single to Starling Marte before getting the hook. While Guerra ran out of gas at the end, it was still an excellent outing. He gave up just four hits and one walk while striking out five batters. The 31-year-old journeyman now owns a surprising 2.70 ERA and 85/34 K/BB ratio in 103 1/3 innings through 16 starts this season. He could be an interesting trade chip for Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Griffin gives up two runs in victory
    A.J. Griffin yielded two runs in 5 2/3 innings in an 8-3 victory over the Royals on Friday.

    Advice: The only damage was a two-run homer off the bat of Eric Hosmer in the sixth. While Griffin failed to complete six innings, this was his longest start in seven chances since coming off the disabled list last month. It also gave him his first win since April. Still, he struck out just one batter and owns an underwhelming 12/11 K/BB ratio over his last five starts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Volquez goes six innings in loss to Rangers
    Edinson Volquez was tagged for six runs (five earned) over six innings in a loss to the Rangers on Friday.

    Advice: Volquez put himself in an early hole after giving up three runs in the first inning and never really recovered. He allowed nine hits (including two homers) in all while walking two and striking out five. The veteran right-hander was on a nice roll coming into Friday’s outing, but this wasn’t what the Royals wanted to see with the trade deadline coming up on Monday. Interestingly, the Rangers are reportedly one of the teams interested in him. Volquez now has a 4.70 ERA through 22 starts on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
  • Urena rocked for eight runs in loss
    Jose Urena was rocked for eight runs in 4 1/3 innings Friday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Ouch. Urena gave up a three-spot in the third before he was chased as part of a six-run fifth inning. He gave up eight hits (including a two-run homer to Jeremy Hazelbaker) and walked four. Urena was coming off back-to-back solid starts, but he could lose a rotation spot with Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea now in the fold. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:58 pm
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  • Reynaldo Lopez to start for Nats on Saturday
    Nationals manager Dusty Baker confirmed Friday that Reynaldo Lopez will start on Saturday against the Giants.

    Advice: Lucas Giolito was also considered for the start, but they'll go with the other rookie right-hander instead. He flashed his potential with nine strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings in his major league debut, though he did allow six runs on 10 hits in that contest. He makes for a risky streaming option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:05 pm
  • Rich Hill (blister) won't start on Sunday
    Rich Hill (blister) will not start for the Athletics on Sunday against the Indians.

    Advice: Hill threw a bullpen session Friday without a covering on his blistered left middle finger. While the blister is doing better, he's still not ready to take the ball. That means he will not make another start before the trade deadline and will have gone over two weeks in between starts. It obviously is going to affect his trade market, although he still seems likely to be dealt. Sonny Gray will start on regular rest Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:59 pm
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  • Reynaldo Lopez most likely to start Saturday
    Reynaldo Lopez is considered the most likely to start for the Nationals on Saturday versus the Giants.

    Advice: Lucas Giolito is also an option, although he can't be recalled unless he replaces an injured player. Lopez struck out nine over 4 2/3 innings in his major league debut earlier this month but allowed six runs on 10 hits. He'd be a risky streaming option. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:06 am
  • Carlos Rodon (wrist) on track to return Sunday
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed the team is leaning toward having Carlos Rodon (wrist) start Sunday against the Twins.

    Advice: Rodon made it through Monday's rehab outing without issue and is slated to throw a side session on Friday. He sprained his left wrist prior to the All-Star break. The former No. 3 overall pick has seen mixed results this year with just two wins and a 4.50 ERA over 16 outings. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:25 pm
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  • A's to recall Dillon Overton for Saturday
    Dillon Overton will start against the Indians on Saturday.

    Advice: Overton has made three spot starts for the A's this season, most recently taking a no-decision after allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Astros on July 19. Overall, he has surrendered an uncomfortable 14 runs on 24 hits over 15 innings. He shouldn't receive DFS consideration for this upcoming spot start. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:55 pm
  • Dan Straily holds Giants to three hits in win
    Dan Straily pitched well in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Giants, surrendering one run on three hits over 7 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Straily struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. He will be able to tell his grandchildren about this one, as he out-pitched potential NL Cy Young winner Madison Bumgarner in order to secure the win. The only run to score on his watch came when Conor Gillaspie rocked a solo homer to right in the bottom of the third inning. With this marvelous outing under his belt, Straily now holds a 3.84 ERA and 1.15 WHIP for the season as a whole. He will look to repeat Wednesday's result in a home start against the Cardinals next time out. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:50 pm
  • Hill (finger) to toss pen session w/o cover
    Rich Hill (finger) said that he will not be wearing a covering on his blistered left middle finger during Friday's bullpen session.

    Advice: Friday will mark the first time Hill has attempted to throw the ball off a mound without a covering on his blister. He said that the skin on the impacted area still feels thin, but hopes for it to thicken the more he pitches. He could start against the Indians on Sunday, though that will largely depend on how he feels after his bullpen. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:22 pm
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  • Rodon (wrist) a possibility to start Sunday
    The Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen relays that Carlos Rodon (wrist) is a possibility to start against the Twins on Sunday.

    Advice: Rodon made a rehab start at Triple-A Charlotte on Monday and is set to throw a side session on Friday. Should he emerge without issue, he might not need another rehab outing. The 23-year-old southpaw last started on July 6. He suffered a sprained left wrist after slipping on the dugout steps and was subsequently placed on the 15-day disabled list. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:20 pm
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  • Rich Hill (blister) could start Sunday in CLE
    Rich Hill (finger) is tentatively scheduled to return to the A's rotation Sunday in Cleveland.

    Advice: Hill first has to make it through a bullpen session Friday. He hasn't appeared in a game since July 17 because of a blister on his left middle finger, but his recent throwing sessions with a protective cover have gone well. The veteran southpaw is one of Oakland's top trade chips leading up to the August 1 deadline, boasting a 2.25 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 90/28 K/BB ratio in 76 innings this season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:29 pm
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  • Hill (finger) to throw bullpen Wednesday
    Rich Hill (finger) is scheduled to throw his next bullpen session on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hill has been throwing with a protective cover on his finger and it's unclear whether he has made enough progress to shed it. The southpaw hasn't pitched since July 17, but the A's remain hopeful he'll be able to make a start before the end of the team's current road trip. It's worth noting that the road trip runs right through the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:51 pm
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  • Hill describes blister as 'hot spot'
    Rich Hill described the blister on his left middle finger as "a little hot spot," but said that it's healing.

    Advice: Hill, who left a start on July 17 after just five pitches, threw a bullpen session Sunday while wearing a protective cover on his finger. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to action, but some clarity would be nice as August 1 approaches. The southpaw is one of the top starting pitchers on the trade market. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:16 pm
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  • Rangers interested in SP Edinson Volquez
    Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers have expressed interest in acquiring veteran right-hander Edinson Volquez from the Royals.

    Advice: Grant notes that the entire Rangers brass in charge of player personnel was on hand for Volquez's start on Sunday and the club has admitted that they're seeking a major upgrade to their rotation. The Royals haven't yet decided if they'll be buyers or sellers at next week's trade deadline. The right-hander's next start is conveniently against the Rangers in Arlington on Friday, so all he may need to do is change dugouts if a deal gets consummated. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:19 pm
  • Rick Porcello scuffles in win over Twinkies
    Rick Porcello pitched poorly in Sunday's win over the Twins, yielding five runs (four earned) on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Porcello did strike out eight, but he struggled to maintain his consistency and surrendered a pair of runs in the second, one in the fifth and two more in the seventh before being relieved of duty. The 27-year-old right-hander still holds a perfectly reasonable 3.57 ERA and 1.15 WHIP for the season as a whole. He will hit the road for a date with the Angels next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:04 pm
  • Guerra goes six-plus but Brewers fall to CHC
    Junior Guerra yielded just one unearned run over 6 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Cubs.

    Advice: That run came on a Ben Zobrist single in the top of the sixth inning, after Anthony Rizzo had reached base on a fielding error by Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett. Chicago's offense then went off for five runs against the Milwaukee bullpen in the top of the seventh, ultimately winning the game 6-5. Guerra will carry a shiny 2.85 ERA into his next start at home against the Pirates. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:35 pm
  • Griffin goes five strong as Rangers top KC
    A.J. Griffin limited the Royals to one run over five innings Sunday in a no-decision.

    Advice: The one run he allowed came on a fourth-inning Kendrys Morales solo shot. Griffin left the game at 89 pitches with Texas trailing 1-0, but the Rangers scored in the sixth and seventh and went on to win 2-1. Griffin will carry a 4.06 ERA into his next start at home versus this same Kansas City club. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:32 pm
  • Volquez goes six strong but Royals lose
    Edinson Volquez tossed six innings of one-run ball but the Royals fell to the Rangers on Sunday.

    Advice: The reigning World Series champs are now under .500 (48-49) for the year and quickly falling out of contention for a spot in the 2016 postseason. Volquez did his part Sunday, but the Kansas City offense could only muster one run of support. The right-hander has been steady since a brutal 11-run outing June 25 versus Houston. He gets the Rangers again next, this time on the road. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:29 pm
  • Godley picks up win despite disaster outing
    Zack Godley failed to inspire in Sunday's win over the Reds, yielding five runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Remarkably, Godley somehow picked up in the win in this one. He should probably send a fruit basket to Reds starter Brandon Finnegan, who performed the tall task of pitching worse than Godley's five runs allowed. Through eight major league appearances (four starts) this season, the 26-year-old right-hander holds a 5.88 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 20/10 K/BB ratio over 26 frames. He has a Friday night date with the Dodgers looming on the schedule. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:28 pm
  • Lincecum shelled for eight runs by Astros
    Tim Lincecum was brutalized for eight runs in 1 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Lincecum yielded homers to Jose Altuve and Luis Valbuena in the Astros' four-run first inning and then Altuve went yard again off the veteran right-hander in Houston's four-run second. Lincecum now has an 8.70 ERA and 2.30 WHIP in 30 innings (seven starts) with the Angels. He probably shouldn't get another turn in the rotation, but Anaheim is pretty desperate. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:22 pm
  • Finnegan lit on fire for six runs against ARI
    Brandon Finnegan was horrific in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks, allowing six runs on seven hits over five innings.

    Advice: Five of the six runs on Finnegan's line came courtesy of a trio of home runs by Yasmany Tomas, Welington Castillo and Paul Goldschmidt. Tomas and Goldschmidt notched solo shots in the second and fifth innings, respectively, while Castillo came through with a three-run tater in the third. With that disaster squared away, Finnegan will hit the road for a date with the Padres next time he toes the rubber. He will carry a bloated 4.93 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into that affair. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:20 pm
  • Urena limits Mets to one run over six frames
    Jose Urena turned in a tidy performance in Sunday's loss to the Mets, surrendering one run on four hits over six innings.

    Advice: Urena struck out four without walking a batter. The lone run to score on his watch came when Jose Reyes sped around the bases for an RBI triple in the third inning. This was Urena's second start of the season. Through his first 11 1/3 innings out of the rotation, he has allowed just one run. The 24-year-old right-hander has no fantasy value as a reliever (his previous role this season), but would start to become an interesting possibility for those in deeper NL-only formats should he continue to pitch well as a starter. A home date with the Cardinals surfaces next on his schedule. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:17 pm
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  • Happ tosses six uneven shutout frames vs M's
    J.A. Happ was inconsistently on-point in Sunday's win over the Mariners, walking four over six shutout innings.

    Advice: Happ threw just 54 of his 103 pitches for strikes, but he counteracted his inefficiency in the zone by allowing just one hit over his six innings of work. He also struck out six. With the win, the veteran southpaw improved to 13-3. Over his last four starts (24 1/3 innings), Happ has surrendered just four runs. He will try to keep up the nice roll when he brings his 3.27 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 100/37 K/BB ratio (20 starts) into a home showdown with the Orioles next Saturday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:40 pm
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  • Carlos Rodon (wrist) making rehab start Mon.
    Carlos Rodon (wrist) will make a rehab start with Triple-A Charlotte on Monday.

    Advice: White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said whether Rodon needs an additional rehab start will depend on how he feels. In other words, he should rejoin the Pale Hose rotation later this week as long as he doesn't have a setback. Rodon has missed two and a half weeks with a sprained left wrist. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:52 am
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  • Scherzer fans 10 Padres in no-decision Sat.
    Max Scherzer struck out 10 batters without walking anybody and held the Padres to two runs in seven innings, but had to settle for a no-decision as the Nationals beat the Padres 3-2 on Saturday.

    Advice: The only damage was a two-run homer by Ryan Schimpf in the second inning. Scherzer leads the majors with 181 strikeouts and has walked only 35 in 141 2/3 innings. He has a stellar 2.92 ERA. The only thing keeping him from being a fantasy monster is his relatively modest 10-6 record. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:55 pm
  • Rich Hill (blister) to throw pen session Sun.
    Rich Hill (blister) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday.

    Advice: He'll wear a cover on his finger where a blister has developed and is refusing to go away -- that cover, by the way, can't be worn in a live game. The veteran left-hander lasted just five pitches in his first start out of the All-Star break, back on July 17. Hill is one of Oakland's better trade chips leading up to the August 1 deadline, but he obviously needs to get past this. There is no timetable for his return to the Athletics' rotation. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:23 pm
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  • Straily punches out eight in win over D'Backs
    Dan Straily racked up eight strikeouts over six innings of two-run ball in a victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday.

    Advice: The right-hander scattered five hits and three walks on the evening. The D'Backs jumped on him with two runs in the first inning, but Straily was able to settle in beautifully afterwards, finishing his night with five shutout innings. Now 5-6 on the season, he'll look to replicate this fine effort when he does battle against the Giants in San Francisco on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:28 pm
  • Rich Hill (blister) plays catch again Friday
    Rich Hill (blister) played catch again on Friday without any issues.

    Advice: There is still no timetable to get the veteran left-hander back on the mound, as they are playing things very cautiously not to make the injury worse. It seems likely that he'll be ready to pitch at some point next week, which could be his only showcase for team's interested in acquiring Hill before the trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:34 pm
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  • Nationals option Reynaldo Lopez to AAA
    Nationals optioned RHP Reynaldo Lopez to Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: Lopez was lit up for six runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings Tuesday in his major league debut against the Dodgers. The 23-year-old right-hander has posted very good numbers this season in the minors and should get another shot at some point this season, even if it comes in long relief. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:20 pm
  • A's option Dillon Overton to AAA Nashville
    Athletics optioned LHP Dillon Overton to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Overton allowed three earned runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Astros. It was only meant to be a spot start. He should get another turn at some point later this season as the Athletics begin to sell off parts, but there isn't much reason for fantasy intrigue. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:59 am
  • Dillon Overton tosses quality start vs Astros
    Dillon Overton turned in a respectable performance in Tuesday's no-decision against the Astros, yielding three runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings

    Advice: The nine hits allowed are a bit much to inspire confidence, but Overton managed to avoid the big inning. He struck out six without walking a batter. This is just expected to be a spot start for the 24-year-old southpaw, who has now allowed 14 runs on 24 hits across 16 innings. Of his three starts this season, Tuesday's was his best by a wide margin. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:02 pm
  • Lincecum yaks up pair of homers vs Rangers
    Tim Lincecum pitched poorly in Tuesday's win over the Rangers, surrendering five runs (three earned) on nine hits over five innings.

    Advice: Lincecum did strike out seven, but there were few other positives to garner from the outing. Robinson Chirinos homered twice off the former ace, swatting a long solo homer in the second and a slightly-less-long two-run shot in the fourth. With Tyler Skaggs closing in on a return from Tommy John surgery and Lincecum cradling a tough 6.59 ERA and 2.09 WHIP through six starts, The Freak could find himself out a rotation spot in the near future. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:12 pm
  • Godley surrenders four in place of Miller
    Zack Godley took a loss in his return to the rotation against the Blue Jays on Tuesday, surrendering four runs (three earned) on six hits over five innings.

    Advice: Godley was called-up from Triple-A to take the place of Shelby Miller in the rotation. Against the Blue Jays, he struck out seven and walked one. Three of the four runs on his line scored on an Edwin Encarnacion home run in the third inning. He will carry a 5.31 ERA and 1.48 WHIP (20 1/3 innings) into a road showdown with the Reds next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:43 pm
  • Guerra turns in another good start vs. Bucs
    Junior Guerra allowed two runs on three hits over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Two of those hits, and two of his three walks, came in the first inning before Guerra settled down to blank the Pirates over his final five frames. Unfortunately for Guerra, his offense wasn't able to get much going, either, leaving his record at 6-2 with a strong 3.06 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. A tough test awaits the 31-year-old on Sunday when the Brewers take on the Cubs. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:11 pm
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