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  • Tim Cooney recalled from minors
    Cardinals recalled LHP Tim Cooney from Low-A Peoria.

    Advice: Cooney will get another start during Tuesday's doubleheader in Chicago with Jaime Garcia (groin) going on the disabled list. The lefty pitched well his last time out, holding the Padres to two earned runs over six frames, but he's not a particularly enticing fantasy option.
    33 minutes ago
  • Yasmani Grandal sitting out on Sunday
    Yasmani Grandal is absent from the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. A.J. Ellis will catch while Grandal comes off the bench.
    44 minutes ago
  • Daniel Coulombe recalled from Triple-A
    Dodgers recalled LHP Daniel Coulombe from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Coulombe has allowed six runs over 6 1/3 relief innings for the Dodgers this season. He'll be used in the middle innings.
    47 minutes ago
  • Carlos Frias (back) placed on DL
    Dodgers placed RHP Carlos Frias on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 1, with lower back tightness.

    Advice: Frias was able to get through a bullpen session Saturday, but his back still isn't 100 percent so the Dodgers have decided to play it safe. Juan Nicasio is expected to fill in for Frias on Monday versus the Phillies in what will be a bullpen start.
    48 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs NYM
  • Jaime Garcia (groin) placed on disabled list
    Cardinals placed LHP Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 25, with a left groin strain.

    Advice: Garcia got through a bullpen session on Saturday without any apparent issues with his groin, but he reported some discomfort when he arrived at the park Sunday. The Cardinals are hoping he'll be ready to go right after the All-Star break. Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney will now start during Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Cubs.
    54 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    11:15 am vs SD
  • Tim Federowicz (knee) close to rehab games
    Tim Federowicz (knee) will begin a rehab assignment around the All-Star break.

    Advice: Working his way back from surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee, Federowicz will need most, if not all, of his 20-day rehab allotment. He could be an option for the Padres in early August.
    Today, 9:21 am
    60-Day DL
    11:15 am x @StL
  • Gregory Polanco not in Sunday's lineup
    Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's rare to see Polanco sitting versus a righty, but Danny Salazar has fared a bit better against left-handed batters in his career. Josh Harrison is in right field Sunday, with Jung-Ho Kang handling third base.
    Today, 9:12 am
  • Jordan Walden (biceps) to throw off mound
    Jordan Walden (biceps) will throw a bullpen session on Monday.

    Advice: Walden has been throwing on flat ground for a while now, but this will be his first time off a mound since going down with right biceps inflammation back in late April. The Cardinals are hoping he'll be ready for a rehab assignment around the All-Star break.
    Today, 9:07 am
    15-Day DL
    11:15 am vs SD
  • John Jaso (wrist) could return this week
    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that John Jaso (wrist) could "possibly" rejoin the club in Kansas City early this week.

    Advice: Jaso has batted .286/.348/.381 over six rehab games to this point. It's unclear whether he'd be ready to play regularly upon his activation, but the 31-year-old would figure to see regular starts in the designated hitter spot.
    Today, 9:04 am
    60-Day DL
    Top 3, 3-0 x @NYY
  • Matt Wieters sitting out on Sunday
    Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Caleb Joseph is catching while Wieters rests.
    Today, 8:40 am
  • Ventura (hand) likely to return on Thursday
    Yordano Ventura (hand) is expected to skip his final rehab start and rejoin the Royals' rotation, likely on Thursday versus the Rays.

    Advice: Ventura had been pegged to take the ball on Monday for Triple-A Omaha in a final tune-up, but it appears the club has decided he doesn't need that outing. "He's ready," manager Ned Yost said. Ventura has been on the shelf since mid-June with ulnar neuritis in his pitching hand.
    Today, 8:38 am
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am vs Min
  • Justin Masterson moved to 'pen for a week
    Justin Masterson will pitch out of the bullpen for the remainder of the first half.

    Advice: The Red Sox don't need a fifth starter during the remaining week. With Masterson being used in relief, Wade Miley will move up to pitch Tuesday and Rick Porcello will take the ball Wednesday.
    Today, 8:36 am
  • Wada (shoulder) ready for rehab assignment
    Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Monday.

    Advice: Wada is just two weeks removed from his last start, so he might need just the one rehab outing before being activated. Clayton Richard is currently filling in as the Cubs' fifth starter.
    Today, 8:16 am
    15-Day DL
    11:20 am vs Mia
  • Justin Upton sitting out on Sunday
    Justin Upton is absent from the Padres' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to simply be a day of rest. Will Venable is in left field with Upton out.
    Today, 8:11 am
  • Cubs activate Jorge Soler from disabled list
    Cubs activated OF Jorge Soler from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Soler went just 2-for-13 with four strikeouts during his four-game rehab stint with Triple-A Iowa, but his ankle is feeling fine and that's all the Cubs really care about. The youngster missed just over a month of action with a sprained left ankle.
    Today, 8:06 am
  • Alex Rios not in Sunday's lineup
    Alex Rios is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: The struggling veteran is just getting a breather. Jarrod Dyson is in right field in Rios' place.
    Today, 8:01 am
  • Yan Gomes not in Sunday's lineup
    Yan Gomes is absent from the Indians' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. Roberto Perez will be behind the plate with Gomes out.
    Today, 7:51 am
  • Carlos Gomez (wrist) sitting out on Sunday
    Carlos Gomez (wrist) is not in the Brewers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Gomez had to exit Saturday's contest after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch. X-rays came back clean and he's expected to be fine, but the outfielder is surely sore. Gerardo Parra is handling center field Sunday.
    Today, 7:47 am
  • Yordano Ventura to make rehab start Monday
    Yordano Ventura (hand) will make another rehab start with Triple-A Omaha on Monday.

    Advice: The righty didn't have any issues with his right hand during a bullpen session Saturday, but he still felt a very slight numbness in his last rehab outing so the Royals are going to play it safe. Ventura will be re-evaluated after Monday's start, as he would potentially be in line to rejoin the rotation next weekend.
    Today, 7:09 am
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am vs Min
  • Tomlin (shoulder) close to rehab assignment
    Indians manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Josh Tomlin (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment "pretty soon."

    Advice: Tomlin has been throwing off a mound at the Tribe's spring training complex. Working his way back from surgery on his right AC join, Tomlin is hoping to be an option for the Indians at some point in the second half.
    Today, 6:18 am
    15-Day DL
  • T.J. House (shoulder) shut down again
    T.J. House (shoulder) will be shut down for two weeks before resuming a throwing program.

    Advice: A second opinion confirmed that House is dealing with tendinitis in his left shoulder. The southpaw hasn't appeared in a game in a month and it sounds like it will be a while before he's ready for game action again.
    Today, 6:16 am
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  • Hamilton (groin) could be headed back to DL
    Josh Hamilton could be placed back on the disabled list with a strained groin.

    Advice: It's being called a groin strain, but Rangers manager Jeff Banister admitted that Hamilton's "whole lower half" has been an issue since he went on the disabled list with a strained hamstring at the end of May. The results of an MRI Saturday haven't been revealed yet, but it appears Hamilton could be shut down again. "Obviously, we’ll see where he is throughout the night," Banister said Saturday. "We’ll continue to try to manage how he feels. This is a guy we’d like to have for an extended period of time. I’m trying my best to figure this whole thing out with him and what is best for Josh."
    Today, 5:48 am
  • Patrick Corbin wins in Tommy John return
    In his return from Tommy John surgery, Patrick Corbin pitched five innings of two-run ball and recorded a win over the Rockies on Saturday.

    Advice: Corbin allowed eight hits, three for extra bases, but he was able to spread them around enough to leave with a lead. It helped a lot that he walked no one. His fastball was consistently in the low-90s, and 56 of his 76 pitches were strikes. Corbin isn't a recommended mixed-league pitcher just yet, but he definitely has the ability. He's well worth the flier in deeper leagues.
    Yesterday, 10:41 pm
  • D.J. LeMahieu goes 3-for-4
    D.J. LeMahieu broke out of a slump with a 3-for-4 game Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: LeMahieu hadn't had a multihit game since June 11, even though he's been batting second and usually getting five plate appearances per game. His average, which stood at .351 on June 11, entered tonight at .293, but it's back up to .300 now. He's not a bad option in mixed leagues for as long as he bats second, but he'll probably end up back at the bottom of the order at some point.
    Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • C.J. Cron hits three-run homer, knocks in six
    C.J. Cron went 3-for-6 with a three-run homer and six RBI in the rout the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: The outburst was appreciated, but Cron needs to come up big in games the Angels aren't winning 13-0. He entered the night with a .198/.228/.281 line and a 30/2 K/BB ratio in 121 at-bats. The Angels are starved for offense, though, so this might earn him some extra playing time.
    Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Kole Calhun goes 2-for-4, homers
    Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk against the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: Calhoun also doubled twice and drove in four runs Friday. The Angels badly need for him to get going, especially in the power department. His fantasy owners would appreciate it, too.
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Jorge Soler (ankle) to return Sunday
    The Cubs are expected to activate OF Jorge Soler (ankle) from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.

    Advice: Soler went 2-for-13 with four strikeouts during his four-game rehab stint with Triple-A Iowa. He'll immediately take over for Chris Denorfia in right field. The 23-year-old went on the DL last month with a sprained left ankle.
    Yesterday, 7:43 pm
  • Carlos Gomez leaves with wrist contusion
    Carlos Gomez left Saturday's game against the Reds with a left wrist contusion.

    Advice: He went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before exiting in the sixth inning. His X-rays came back negative and the Brewers are listing him as day-to-day. Gerardo Parra is likely to play center field if Gomez gets the day off on Sunday.
    Yesterday, 7:16 pm
  • Patrick Corbin activated from 60-day DL
    Diamondbacks activated LHP Patrick Corbin (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Corbin didn't pitch past the sixth inning in any of his rehab starts and we wouldn't expect him to Saturday against the Rockies. The 25-year-old was an All-Star in 2013 but struggled down the stretch with a 5.19 ERA over his last 13 starts. Fantasy owners should use a wait and see approach with the young left-hander.
    Yesterday, 4:21 pm
  • Josh Hamilton getting the day off Saturday
    Josh Hamilton is not in the Rangers' lineup Saturday against the Angels.

    Advice: He'll sit out against southpaw Hector Santiago. Ryan Rua will get the start in left field and bat second. Hamilton went 1-for-3 Friday in his first game against the Angels since getting traded earlier this year.
    Yesterday, 2:17 pm
  • Frias (back) questionable Monday vs. PHI
    Carlos Frias (back) is questionable for Monday's start against the Phillies.

    Advice: His MRI came back clean and he was able to throw a bullpen session on Saturday. Even against the Phillies, Frias wouldn't be an enticing fantasy option. Opponents have hit .311 against him and his K/9 is a disappointing 5.17.
    Yesterday, 1:56 pm
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs NYM
  • Walden won't be back before All-Star break
    Jordan Walden (biceps) won't return until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: He's been out with right biceps inflammation. Walden has progressed to throwing off a mound and is scheduled to throw three bullpen sessions next week. After that, he'll go on a minor league rehab assignment. The right-hander has allowed just one run in 12 outings this season.
    Yesterday, 1:46 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:15 am vs SD
  • Jaime Garcia (groin) on track for Tuesday
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated Saturday that Jaime Garcia (groin) remains on track to return to the rotation on Tuesday.

    Advice: Garcia's bullpen session on Saturday was the last remaining hurdle, and Matheny indicated that everything went well. He owns a terrific 1.69 ERA and 0.88 WHIP on the season, but has been limited to just 48 innings due to injuries.
    Yesterday, 11:13 am
    15-Day DL
    11:15 am vs SD
  • Masterson rocked for five runs in fourth
    Justin Masterson unraveled in the fourth inning of Friday's loss to the Astros, allowing all five runs on his line before exiting with two outs in the frame.

    Advice: Masterson was cruising through the first three innings, but the cruise hit a whirlpool in the fourth when Masterson allowed seven hits and five runs in the frame. There was no huge hit, just a parade of singles and doubles. With the debacle, Masterson saw his ERA jump from an already poor 5.58 to an even more questionable 6.14. He's also pitching to a 1.68 WHIP. Given that he just reentered the rotation on June 28, it's likely he'll get at least one more start, but the numbers are discouraging. Said start would come in a high-profile environment, as the Red Sox will be facing the Yankees at Fenway when Masterson's next slated to take the ball.
    Friday, 8:51 pm
  • Gomez hits grand slam to help destroy Reds
    Carlos Gomez launched a grand slam and finished with five RBI to help down the Reds by a 12-1 score on Friday.

    Advice: Gomez stepped up with the bases loaded and the Brewers up 5-0 in the seventh inning. He promptly unloaded on a Carlos Contreras offering for a grand slam to vanquish any vague hopes of a Reds comeback. In addition to the big slam, Gomez also chipped in with an RBI single to finish 3-for-5 with five total RBI. Overall, he's hitting .271/.314/.427 with six homers, 31 RBI and 36 runs scored. Plus seven steals, though he's also been caught four times.
    Friday, 8:47 pm
  • Wieters strikes out twice in loss to CWS
    Matt Wieters went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Friday's loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Wieters played poorly, but the same can be said for the entire Oriole squad, as the team did not score in the game. Coming off of major elbow surgery, Wieters is hitting .238/.265/.492 with three homers and 10 RBI over 63 at-bats. These numbers are very much in line with his hitting prior to the injury, though the on-base percentage should rise as the season moves along. So far, so good.
    Friday, 8:01 pm
  • Corbin (elbow) to make 2015 debut Saturday
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) will make his season debut on Saturday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Corbin had been slated for one more rehab start, but the Diamondbacks felt that he looked ready on his rehab assignment so they will bring him back a little early. Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, the left-hander put up a 4.76 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 17 rehab innings. Ideally, fantasy owners should give him at least a start or two before sticking him back into their lineup.
    Friday, 2:10 pm
  • Tim Cooney optioned to Triple-A
    Cardinals optioned LHP Tim Cooney to Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Cooney pitched well in a spot start Thursday, holding the Padres to two earned runs over six frames. It's possible he'll be back next week when the Cards need a starter during a doubleheader with the Cubs, although Tyler Lyons will also be under consideration then.
    Friday, 1:09 pm
  • Mets could consider Upton if he's available
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets "might at least look at Justin Upton if he becomes available."

    Advice: The club would prefer a left-handed hitter as they look to upgrade their offense, but it appears they'd overlook Upton's right-handedness since he'd be a potential game-changer. It's not a given that the Padres will be sellers, though, as they're still within reach of a Wild Card spot at six games out. Upton, of course, will be a free agent after the season.
    Friday, 10:12 am
  • Cooney handed no-decision vs. Padres
    Tim Cooney allowed three runs (two earned) over six innings in a no-decision against the Padres.

    Advice: Cooney allowed four hits (including two home runs) and walked two while striking out six. He kept the Cardinals in the game, which is exactly what they were asking for. Jaime Garcia (groin) is only expected to miss one start, so Cooney will likely be sent right back down to Triple-A.
    Thursday, 9:06 pm
  • Rios hitless in loss to Twins
    Alex Rios went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Thursday against the Twins.

    Advice: Rios is batting just .188 since returning from the disabled list at the end of May. He has only two extra-base hits (both doubles) in that time.
    Thursday, 8:36 pm
  • Soler to play nine innings at Triple-A Friday
    Jorge Soler (ankle) is slated to play nine innings at Triple-A Iowa on Friday.

    Advice: If all goes well, it could be the final step before he's cleared to rejoin the Cubs. The young slugger has been on the shelf since early June with a left ankle sprain.
    Thursday, 8:33 pm
  • D.J. LeMahieu not in Rockies lineup Thursday
    D.J. LeMahieu is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: It's the second straight week that Walt Weiss has opted to rest his second baseman on Thursday. Daniel Descalso will get the start in his place and bat seventh against Jeremy Hellickson and the Diamondbacks.
    Thursday, 4:03 pm
  • Ventura likely to make another rehab start
    Yordano Ventura (hand) will likely make another minor league rehab start.

    Advice: Ventura, out since June 13 with ulnar neuritis, allowed just one run over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday at Triple-A Omaha. He still felt a very slight numbness in his hand, so the Royals want to play things safe before activating him.
    Thursday, 2:25 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am vs Min
  • Cards call up LHP Cooney from Triple-A
    Cardinals recalled LHP Tim Cooney from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Cooney will start Thursday in place of Jaime Garcia, who came down with some cramping in his left groin. It's likely to just be a spot start, so he figures to be sent down to Triple-A after the game.
    Thursday, 1:25 pm
  • Ventura (hand) sharp in rehab start at Omaha
    Yordano Ventura (hand) allowed just one run over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday at Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Ventura walked three but struck out four and gave up only three hits. It may be enough to convince the Royals that the 24-year-old right-hander is ready to return from the disabled list. He's been on the shelf since June 13 with ulnar neuritis.
    Thursday, 6:05 am
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am vs Min
  • Cooney to make spot start on Thursday
    Tim Cooney will make a spot start for the Cardinals on Thursday night against the Padres.

    Advice: It is Jaime Garcia's turn in the rotation, but he has been scratched with cramping in his left groin. Cooney struggled earlier this season in his major league debut against the Phillies and doesn't look like an overly attractive play Thursday versus San Diego.
    Thursday, 5:55 am
  • Grandal gets rest against D'backs Wednesday
    Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Grandal, a switch-hitter who hits significantly better from the left side, will sit this one out against southpaw Robbie Ray. A.J. Ellis will catch Brett Anderson for the Dodgers in Grandal's place.
    Wednesday, 3:37 pm
  • Corbin (elbow) could make debut Saturday
    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Patrick Corbin (elbow) could make his season debut Saturday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Corbin was expected to make a final rehab start Thursday, but the club is holding him back with the idea that he could be needed with the big club sooner. Corbin owns a 4.76 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 17 minor league innings as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery. Corbin is worth owning, if not starting, in all fantasy leagues.
    Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • Jaime Garcia (groin) won't start on Thursday
    Jaime Garcia (groin) won't make his next scheduled start Thursday against the Padres.

    Advice: Garcia is expected to avoid the disabled list, but he was unable to complete scheduled throwing sessions on Saturday and Monday due to ongoing cramping in his left groin. He should be fine after one skipped turn in the Cardinals' rotation. Tim Cooney is probably going to fill in on Thursday versus San Diego.
    Wednesday, 1:51 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:15 am vs SD
  • Matt Wieters sitting out on Wednesday
    Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Wieters remains unable to catch on back-to-back days. Joseph is behind the dish.
    Wednesday, 12:17 pm
  • Yan Gomes getting some rest Wednesday
    Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest. Roberto Perez is catching with Gomes out.
    Wednesday, 12:02 pm
  • Josh Hamilton not in Wednesday's lineup
    Josh Hamilton is not in the Rangers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: The Rangers are saying he's healthy, so it appears this is just Hamilton being eased back into things. The club is going with Ryan Rua in left field and Leonys Martin in center Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 11:51 am
  • Frias goes 5 innings in no-decision vs DBacks
    Carlos Frias allowed three runs in five innings, getting a no-decision as the Dodgers needed 10 innings to fend off the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Frias gave up seven hits and walked three while striking out only one batter. Nick Ahmed struck the big blow in the fourth inning with a two-run home run. Things could've gone a lot worse for Frias. The young right-hander now owns a 4.39 ERA with a 1.55 WHIP and a 40/24 K/BB ratio in 69 2/3 innings. He'll have a decent match-up his next time out as he'll face the Phillies at home.
    Tuesday, 10:56 pm
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs NYM
  • Grandal plates four as Dodgers beat DBacks
    Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and a two-run home run in Tuesday's 10-inning win against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Grandal opened the scoring with a two-run home run off of Rubby De La Rosa in the second inning. He added necessary insurance in the 10th inning with a two-run double to make it a 6-3 game. Grandal has homered in back-to-back games, giving him 12 on the season along with 31 RBI and a .269/.380/.497 triple-slash line.
    Tuesday, 10:52 pm
  • Garcia (groin) did not throw bullpener Mon.
    Jaime Garcia (groin) did not throw a bullpen session on Monday.

    Advice: And he also had to skip a side session Saturday due to ongoing cramping in his left groin. It's not clear whether Garcia will be able to start Thursday against the White Sox. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny expects to have some kind of answer on that by Wednesday afternoon.
    Tuesday, 2:05 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:15 am vs SD
  • Polanco batting leadoff Tuesday
    Gregory Polanco will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Polanco took a seat Sunday against Braves left-hander Alex Wood, but he's back in there against right-hander Justin Verlander. The 23-year-old owns a .691 OPS against right-handers this season compared to a .301 OPS vs. southpaws.
    Tuesday, 12:44 pm
  • Josh Hamilton (hamstring) activated from DL
    Rangers activated OF Josh Hamilton from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Hamilton went 4-for-12 (.333) with a double and three RBI over four rehab games between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. His hamstring isn't back to 100 percent quite yet, but he's going to try to manage it. The Rangers have talked about using Hamilton in center field, but he's playing left field in his return Tuesday.
    Tuesday, 12:20 pm
  • Cards transfer Walden to 60-day DL
    Cardinals transferred RHP Jordan Walden from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Marcus Hatley on the 40-man roster. Walden has been out for two months with a right shoulder strain and hopes to return around the All-Star break.
    Tuesday, 12:11 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:15 am vs SD
  • Soler (ankle) starts minor league rehab stint
    Jorge Soler (ankle) went 0-for-3 with an RBI groundout Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: "He looked good," said Iowa manager Marty Pevey. "He made a great catch down the right-field line in the bullpen and he got his at-bats in, and we'll build on today's game." Assuming Soler feels good, he's expected to play seven to nine innings on Tuesday and get four at-bats. He's on track to join the Cubs this weekend. Soler has been sidelined for about a month with a left ankle sprain.
    Tuesday, 8:01 am
  • Cron's homer does the job in win vs. Yankees
    C.J. Cron went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, helping the Angels edge the Yankees on Monday.

    Advice: Cron, recently recalled from Triple-A, drilled his second big league home run of the season in the seventh inning off of CC Sabathia to pad the Angels' lead to 4-1. He hasn't hit much in the majors this season, but has crushed Triple-A competition in two short stints.
    Monday, 10:04 pm
  • Gomes' big night aids in Indians win vs. Rays
    Yan Gomes went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo home run as the Indians topped the Rays 7-1 on Monday.

    Advice: Gomes doubled to lead off the second inning and later came around to score the Indians' second run in the second inning. He drilled a solo home run to left-center in the eighth off of reliever Kirby Yates to add some insurance. The catcher has battled injuries throughout the year, limiting him to a .211/.226/.330 batting line with three home runs and nine RBI in 115 plate appearances.
    Monday, 7:15 pm
  • Corbin (elbow) on track for July 7-8 return
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) will make his season debut for the Diamondbacks on either July 7 or 8 in Texas.

    Advice: Corbin will make one final rehab start on Thursday to complete his rehab from Tommy John surgery. The left-hander has put up a 4.76 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio over 17 innings across four rehab starts to this point but has reportedly been hitting the mid-90s on the radar gun. Despite the nice velocity, fantasy owners should probably take a wait-and-see approach with Corbin rather than trusting him right away.
    Monday, 3:45 pm
  • Hamilton (hamstring) could be used in CF
    The Rangers are considering using Josh Hamilton (hamstring) in center field when he's activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

    Advice: Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News notes that the club is "desperate for offense from center field" with Leonys Martin in a 3-for-43 slump. It's unclear whether the Rangers are considering using him regularly or just part-time at the position. Hamilton hasn't played center regularly since 2012 but said that he's "absolutely" ready for the position after playing the last two games of his rehab assignment there. If he does settle into center field full-time, it would obviously be bad news for Martin. It could, however, be good news for Joey Gallo, who might be used as the regular left fielder in that case.
    Monday, 2:26 pm
  • C.J. Cron recalled from Triple-A
    Angels recalled 1B/DH C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Cron is batting just .204/.237/.269 in his time with the big club this season. He'll see some time versus left-handers.
    Monday, 1:26 pm
  • Josh Hamilton won't be activated Monday
    Josh Hamilton (hamstring) will not be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: Hamilton will be reevaluated Tuesday. He's looked good during his rehab with Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock and should be back in the majors later this week. In the mean time, the Rangers will have to decide what to do with power-hitting rookie Joey Gallo.
    Monday, 12:50 pm
  • Matt Wieters not starting Monday vs. Texas
    Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup Monday versus the Rangers.

    Advice: He still isn't ready to play back-to-back games. Caleb Joseph will start behind the plate and bat eighth. Wieters should be back for Tuesday's game.
    Monday, 12:13 pm
  • Josh Hamilton (hamstring) could return Monday
    The Rangers are expected to activate Josh Hamilton (hamstring) from the disabled list on Monday or Tuesday.

    Advice: A strained hamstring sidelined Hamilton for close to a month. He went 4-for-12 with three RBI in four rehab games for Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. With Hamilton back in the lineup, the Rangers may have to get creative in the way they use Joey Gallo. He's been filling in at left field the past few weeks.
    Jun 29, 7:31 am
  • Kole Calhoun scores winning run in 10th
    Kole Calhoun singled twice and scored the winning run on a wild pitch as the Angels edged the Mariners 3-2 in 10 innings Sunday.

    Advice: Calhoun singled in the go-ahead run to give the Angels a 2-1 lead in the eighth, though that was later coughed up by Huston Street. In the 10th, he singled off Tom Wilhelmsen and came around to score on the wild pitch with two outs. He's been a big fantasy disappointment of late, but now that he's back hitting in front of Mike Trout, rather than in the middle of the order, he seems like a better bet.
    Jun 28, 4:55 pm
  • Soler to begin rehab assignment on Monday
    Jorge Soler (ankle) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Monday.

    Advice: Soler was finally cleared for game action after running the bases without any issues over the weekend. He's only expected to need a couple of games before he's ready to rejoin the Cubs, so expect to see him for their upcoming weekend series against the Marlins.
    Jun 28, 3:02 pm
  • Cubs place Tsuyoshi Wada on 15-day DL
    Cubs placed LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 23, with left deltoid inflammation.

    Advice: Wada exited Monday's start due to a cramping issue and didn't recover in time to make his scheduled start on Saturday. Donn Roach filled in for Saturday's start and could get another trip through the Cubs rotation with Wada on the shelf.
    Jun 28, 2:32 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:20 am vs Mia
  • Gomez has two hits, stolen base against Twins
    Carlos Gomez finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored Sunday against the Twins.

    Advice: Gomez had a double among his two hits, his 15th double of the year. In the eighth inning, Gomez singled, stole second and scored on Adam Lind's two-run homer. Gomez has enjoyed a good month of June that has brought his overall line up to .279/.319/.438 with five homers, 26 RBI, 31 runs scored and seven steals.
    Jun 28, 2:14 pm
  • Masterson sharp in 5 frames in return for BOS
    Justin Masterson, making his first start since May 12, held the Rays to one unearned run in five innings en route to a win on Sunday.

    Advice: Masterson is taking the rotation spot of Joe Kelly and pitched well enough to warrant that decision, scattering five hits with no walks and six strikeouts. The lone run came across in the fifth, helped in part by a passed ball from catcher Blake Swihart. In eight starts overall this season, Masterson has a 5.58 ERA, a 1.59 WHIP, and a 30/19 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings. He'll start against the Astros at home next weekend.
    Jun 28, 1:35 pm
  • Gregory Polanco on the bench Sunday
    Gregory Polanco is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's on the bench against a southpaw (Alex Wood) as he usually is. Gorkys Hernandez is starting in right field in Polanco's place.
    Jun 28, 10:00 am
  • Matt Wieters sitting out first game Sunday
    Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles' lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Indians.

    Advice: Wieters isn't catching back-to-back games yet, so obviously he was going to have to sit out one of Sunday's contests. Expect him back out there for the night cap. Caleb Joseph is behind the plate for the first game.
    Jun 28, 8:02 am
  • Ventura (hand) to make another rehab start
    Yordano Ventura (hand) will make at least one more rehab start with Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Ventura had been slated for just one rehab outing, but the Royals changed their minds after the righty gave up three runs on three hits and three walks over just four innings Friday. "The stuff was OK," manager Ned Yost said. "Ninety-seven miles per hour. Decent curveball. (We need to) just get him back into a good rhythm, just get him back into a good spot. So when he comes up here, he’s ready to go." The decision to hold back Ventura means Joe Blanton will get at least one more start.
    Jun 28, 7:07 am
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am vs Min
  • Jorge Soler begins rehab assignment this week
    Jorge Soler (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment this week.

    Advice: The specifics of the assignment aren't known yet, but Soler was cleared for game action after running the bases this weekend with no issues. He shouldn't need too many games before being activated, so Soler figures to rejoin the Cubs prior to the All-Star break.
    Jun 28, 6:01 am
  • Justin Upton hits two-run homer
    Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Upton has been slumping for most of the last month, and he had homered just once since May 24. Facing his old team usually helps him pull out of it, though. He's hit .341 with seven homered and 19 RBI in 24 career games versus the Diamondbacks.
    Jun 27, 10:25 pm
  • Kole Calhoun blasts seventh homer
    Kole Calhoun clubbed a two-run homer in Saturday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: He was hitless in his other three at-bats with two strikeouts. Calhoun has now hit safely in six of his last seven games. The 27-year-old is on pace for 73 RBI. That's well above his career-high of 58.
    Jun 27, 7:07 pm
  • Jaime Garcia misses side session Saturday
    Jaime Garcia (groin) wasn't able to throw a side session on Saturday.

    Advice: The Cardinals are deciding whether to skip his next turn or push his start from Tuesday to Wednesday. Garcia has gone 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts since coming off the disabled list. He's day-to-day.
    Jun 27, 3:03 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:15 am vs SD
  • Patrick Corbin k's five in rehab start Friday
    Patrick Corbin (elbow) punched out five hitters over six innings of work in his latest minor league rehab start with Double-A Mobile on Friday.

    Advice: Corbin gave up two runs on four hits and a pair of walks in the outing. He built his stamina up to 87 pitches in this outing and will require just one more rehab start before rejoining the Diamondbacks rotation.
    Jun 27, 5:55 am
  • Jorge Soler tests ankle by running on Friday
    Jorge Soler tested his injured ankle by running to first base on Friday.

    Advice: Everything went well by all accounts. He's expected to continue baseball activities throughout the weekend and could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment next week. He's on track to return to the Cubs lineup in early July.
    Jun 26, 4:41 pm
  • Wada (shoulder) hopes to miss just one start
    Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) will not make his scheduled start on Saturday versus the Cardinals.

    Advice: Wada exited Monday's start with cramping in his left deltoid. He played catch Friday and the hope is that he'll miss just the one turn, but the Cubs will wait to see how he feels Saturday. Donn Roach is filling in against the Cards.
    Jun 26, 2:02 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:20 am vs Mia
  • John Jaso (wrist) ready for rehab assignment
    John Jaso (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Saturday.

    Advice: Jaso finally turned a corner recently with his ailing left wrist and is ready for game action now. It's not clear how many rehab games he'll need, but given that he's been sidelined since Opening Day it figures to be quite a few. Fantasy owners probably shouldn't count on him being back until the start of the second half.
    Jun 26, 1:20 pm
    60-Day DL
    Top 3, 3-0 x @NYY
  • Yasmani Grandal sitting again on Friday
    Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's the second straight game he's been on the bench. Grandal isn't suffering from any known injury, so it appears the club is just wanting to go with A.J. Ellis behind the plate.
    Jun 26, 12:14 pm
  • Jaime Garcia (groin) expected to be fine
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that he expects Jaime Garcia (groin) to "stay with his normal (between starts) program."

    Advice: Garcia had to leave Wednesday's start with a cramp near his left groin, but the lefty said Thursday that he felt fine and wasn't limited at all. The schedule will give him an extra day of rest before his next start and it seems like he should be fine to take the ball against the White Sox next week.
    Jun 26, 5:55 am
    15-Day DL
    11:15 am vs SD
  • Gregory Polanco goes 0-for-6 in loss
    Gregory Polanco went 0-for-6 in the 13-inning loss to the Reds on Thursday.

    Advice: Polanco also had an 0-for-7 game earlier this month. He seemed to have things turned around in the last week of May and the first week of June, but he's struggled again these last 2 1/2 weeks. While there's still reason to hope better days are ahead, only the 17 steals have prevented him from being a big disappointment for fantasy purposes.
    Jun 25, 9:55 pm
  • Frias spins 5 shutout frames to beat the Cubs
    Carlos Frias hurled five innings of shutout ball to earn a win versus the Cubs on Thursday.

    Advice: Frias, on 82 pitches, worked around seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts to keep the Cubs off the board. The 25-year-old right-hander has been more miss than hit lately for fantasy purposes and should continue to be passed over despite Thursday's results. He has a 4.31 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP, and a 39/21 K/BB ratio over 64 2/3 innings. Frias will face the Diamondbacks in Arizona next.
    Jun 25, 2:54 pm
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs NYM
  • Wieters homers as Orioles outlast Red Sox
    Matt Wieters went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run, helping the Orioles outlast the Red Sox on Thursday.

    Advice: Wieters homered as part of the Orioles' six-run fourth inning in which they battered starter Eduardo Rodriguez. The backstop has made only 12 starts since coming off of the disabled list, but has homered three times, knocked in 10 runs, and is batting .292/.321/.604.
    Jun 25, 1:45 pm
  • D.J. LeMahieu getting day off on Thursday
    D.J. LeMahieu is getting a day off on Thursday.

    Advice: Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez are also absent from the Rockies' starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Diamondbacks. Rafael Ynoa will start at second base and bat second for Colorado.
    Jun 25, 10:03 am
  • Masterson to start for Red Sox on Sunday
    Justin Masterson will start for the Red Sox on Sunday afternoon against the Rays.

    Advice: He is taking over for Joe Kelly, who was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday morning. Masterson has an ugly 6.37 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 35 1/3 innings this season for the Red Sox. He is a bad fantasy option.
    Jun 25, 8:29 am
  • Hamilton (hammy) doubles in first rehab game
    Josh Hamilton (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a double in his first rehab game Wednesday at Double-A Frisco.

    Advice: Hamilton will now move his rehab to Triple-A Round Rock and should return to the Rangers' active roster early next week. He's been on the disabled list since June 4 because of a left hamstring strain. The was batting .273/.385/.636 with two home runs and five RBI in seven games for TExas before suffering the injury.
    Jun 25, 7:21 am
  • Gomez, Aramis out of Brewers' lineup Thurs.
    Carlos Gomez is out of the Brewers' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's a day of maintenance for Gomez, who missed five games last week with a hip injury. Aramis Ramirez is also sitting out of Thursday's series finale with the Mets. Gerardo Parra is in center field and leading off. Hernan Perez is at third base and hitting eighth.
    Jun 25, 7:17 am
  • Garcia battled groin cramp on Wednesday
    Jaime Garcia dealt with a cramp near his left groin throughout Wednesday's start against the Marlins.

    Advice: But he managed to pitch through the discomfort over seven innings of one-run ball. The cramp only became apparent when Garcia pulled up lame while rounding third base on an eighth-inning RBI single by Matt Carpenter. Randy Choate relieved him in the bottom half of that frame. Garcia boasts a 1.69 ERA in 48 innings this season and should be fine for his next scheduled start at home against the White Sox.
    Jun 25, 7:10 am
    15-Day DL
    11:15 am vs SD
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