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  • Felix Doubront to start on Tuesday
    Felix Doubront has officially been confirmed as the Blue Jays' start on Tuesday in Chicago.

    Advice: It had been the assumption that he was taking the ball as long as he wasn't need in relief the last couple days, and he was not. Doubront posted a 2.44 ERA and 43/18 K/BB ratio over 48 innings at Triple-A Buffalo and allowed one run over 2 1/3 relief frames last Friday with the big club.
    45 minutes ago
  • Soler doubles in two-hit effort but Cubs lose
    Jorge Soler went 2-for-3 with a double, but the Cubs lost Monday's game 6-0 to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Soler was the only Cub to register multiple hits, and he was also the only Cub to register an extra-base hit on the evening. He went 0-for-3 on Sunday, his first game back since being activated from the disabled list following an ankle injury. The 23-year-old is hitting .267/.322/.405 with four home runs and 19 RBI this season.
    46 minutes ago
    L, 6-0 vs ^ StL
  • Wong adds 2 hits, RBI, stolen base in a win
    Kolten Wong did a little bit of everything in Monday's win against the Cubs, going 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run scored, an a stolen base.

    Advice: Wong was mired in a slump, entering the game 2-for-20 in his last six games. He added what was at the time a crucial insurance run, singling in Jason Heyward in the seventh inning to make it 2-0. He scored as part of a four-run ninth inning as well. The second baseman, snubbed for the NL All-Star team, is hitting .281/.339/.444 with nine home runs, 36 RBI, 43 runs scored, and eight stolen bases.
    48 minutes ago
  • Lackey hurls 7 shutout innings to beat Cubs
    John Lackey hurled seven shutout innings to earn the win against the Cubs on Monday.

    Advice: Opposing starter Jon Lester was attempting to throw a no-hitter, but Lackey was still able to outlast him. He limited the Cubs to six hits and a walk while striking out four. Aside from one horrific start on June 8, Lackey has been brilliant this season, sporting a 3.09 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and an 81/27 K/BB ratio in 110 2/3 innings. He makes one more first half start in Pittsburgh against the Pirates ahead of the All-Star break.
    50 minutes ago
  • Lester gets 1st career hit, flirts with no-no
    Jon Lester brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but ultimately lost it and the game on Monday after giving up two unearned runs in seven innings against the Cardinals.

    Advice: The highlight of the game may have been Jon Lester ending a career-long 0-for-66 skid at the plate when he beat out an infield single in the second inning. He brought a no-hit bid into the seventh inning but lost it when Jhonny Peralta, fittingly, reached on an infield single. Kris Bryant later committed an error, which set up two unearned runs. Lester allowed two hits overall, walked two, and struck out eight on the evening. Lester has pitched quite well after a tough April, owning a 3.48 ERA on the year with a 1.28 WHIP and a 101/30 K/BB ratio in 103 1/3 innings. He wraps up his first half with a home start against the White Sox.
    53 minutes ago
    L, 6-0 vs ^ StL
  • Johnson homers, knocks in 3 to top Brewers
    Kelly Johnson went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a two-run home run to help the Braves fend off the Brewers on Monday.

    Advice: Johnson started the scoring with a two-run blast to right-field off of Kyle Lohse in the first inning. He added an RBI single in the second inning to make it a 4-1 game. The 33-year-old has cooled off considerably since being activated from the disabled list a month ago, but is still hitting a respectable .272/.315/.437 with seven home runs and 28 RBI.
    Today, 8:42 pm
    W, 5-3 ^ @Mil
  • Dozier walks Twins off in the 10th with a HR
    Brian Dozier slugged a walk-off two-run home run in the 10th inning, helping the Twins outlast the Orioles on Monday.

    Advice: Dozier was 0-for-3 with a walk leading into the at-bat against Tommy Hunter. Perhaps angered by his being left off the AL All-Star roster, Dozier parked a two-run home run beyond the left field fence for his 17th home run of the season. Among qualified second basemen, Stephen Drew is the only other hitter at the position with double-digits in home runs (11). Dozier is hitting a cool .260/.332/.517 with 42 RBI and seven stolen bases.
    Today, 8:02 pm
    W, 4-2 vs ^ Bal
  • Rangers could attempt to trade Shin-Soo Choo
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers could attempt to trade Shin-Soo Choo.

    Advice: Rosenthal says any deal involving Choo "almost certainly would need to wait until the offseason." The obstacles to dealing the outfielder are obvious, considering he's owed $102 million over the next five seasons and has just a .715 OPS in his one and a half seasons with the Rangers. Rosenthal notes that the Rangers desperately want to balance out their left-heavy lineup.
    Today, 6:03 pm
  • Rangers could trade Wandy Rodriguez
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers could trade Wandy Rodriguez this month.

    Advice: The club is due to get both Martin Perez (elbow) and Derek Holland (shoulder) back before long and they'll have to clear room in their rotation somehow. Rodriguez started out well with Texas but has stumbled of late and now holds a 4.23 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 14 starts. It obviously wouldn't cost much to get him.
    Today, 6:00 pm
  • Matt Holliday (quad) dealing with virus
    Matt Holliday (quad) was unable to do any running and agility work on Monday because he's dealing with a virus.

    Advice: The Cardinals told Holliday to stay at the team hotel in Chicago rather than come to the ballpark. Holliday is aiming to return for the weekend series in Pittsburgh, but it's possible the illness might push him back until after the All-Star break. The Cards should have more on his status Tuesday.
    Today, 5:38 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 6-0 x @ChC
  • Pence (wrist) could return before AS break
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that he thinks Hunter Pence (wrist) could return before the All-Star break.

    Advice: Pence took batting practice on Sunday and the club was very happy with how it went. He'll be examined by a doctor on Monday before the next step is determined. Pence has missed nearly a month of action with tendinitis in his left wrist but has evidently made rapid progress in recent days.
    Today, 5:17 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-0 vs x NYM
  • Matt Andriese to start during doubleheader
    Matt Andriese will be recalled to start the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Royals.

    Advice: The Rays have elected to skip Alex Colome in favor of Andriese. The young righty holds a 3.24 ERA over 41 2/3 innings for the Rays this season.
    Today, 4:27 pm
    Not Active
    PPD @KC
  • Marco Gonzales (shoulder) nearly game ready
    Marco Gonzales (shoulder) is expected to return to game action on Friday with High-A Palm Beach.

    Advice: Gonzales has been limited to just six starts this season due to an impingement in his left shoulder. He's expected to be built up to 100 pitches by the end of the month, so he could be an option for the Cardinals by that time if he's pitching well.
    Today, 3:58 pm
    Not Active
    W, 6-0 @ChC
  • Luis Valbuena nursing sprained big toe
    An X-ray has revealed that Luis Valbuena has a sprained left big toe.

    Advice: Valbuena has been dealing with the ailment for a while and finally underwent tests. He's not in Monday's lineup and is being listed as day-to-day. Marwin Gonzalez is filling in at third base.
    Today, 3:53 pm
    W, 9-4 ^ @Cle
  • Brandon Crawford getting a breather Monday
    Brandon Crawford is not in the Giants' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It appears to simply be a day of rest. Ehire Adrianza is handling shortstop while Crawford sits.
    Today, 3:50 pm
  • Dexter Fowler batting seventh on Monday
    Dexter Fowler has been moved down to the No. 7 spot in the Cubs' lineup on Monday.

    Advice: Chris Coghlan is batting leadoff, where Fowler has hit in 72 of his 74 starts this season. The move down in the order comes as no surprise, as Fowler his batted just .158/.217/.250 over his last 21 games to drop his season line to .228/.305/.374.
    Today, 3:12 pm
  • Justin Germano signs with Korean club
    Justin Germano has signed with the KT Wiz in Korea.

    Advice: It will be Germano's third stint with an Asian club. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says he'll earn $180,000 plus $50,000 in incentives, which should be a nice little pay increase after the Mariners released him last week from his minor league deal.
    Today, 2:45 pm
    Not Active
  • Paco Rodriguez moved to 60-day DL
    Dodgers transferred LHP Paco Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Eric Surkamp. Rodriguez is out until at least September after surgery to remove loose bodies in his pitching elbow.
    Today, 2:34 pm
    60-Day DL
    Top 7, 7-6 vs Phi
  • Paulo Orlando recalled from Triple-A
    Royals recalled OF Paulo Orlando from Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Orlando got off to a nice start earlier this season for the Royals but eventually faded, hitting .241/.274/.384 overall. He'll back up at all three outfield spots.
    Today, 2:04 pm
  • Royals designate Jason Frasor for assignment
    Royals designated RHP Jason Frasor for assignment.

    Advice: Well, this one is a surprise. Frasor has been lucky to post a 1.54 ERA this season considering his 4.03 FIP and 18/15 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings, but he's been a mostly reliable reliever since arriving in Kansas City last July. He's making just $1.25 million this season and has a $2 million mutual option for 2016. The Royals seem likely to be able to find someone wanting to trade for Frasor.
    Today, 2:00 pm
    Not Active
    PPD vs TB
  • Dallas Beeler to start during doubleheader
    Dallas Beeler will start the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Cardinals.

    Advice: He'll be up as the 26th man and be sent back down after the spot start. Beeler has struck out 50 over 58 1/3 frames at Triple-A Iowa this season, but he's also posted a 6.33 ERA. Needless to say, fantasy owners can steer clear.
    Today, 1:48 pm
    Not Active
    L, 6-0 vs StL
  • Gary Sanchez continues his home run binge
    Yankees C prospect Gary Sanchez pounded his third home run in as many games Sunday in a victory for Double-A Trenton.

    Advice: He contributed three of Trenton's season-high 18 hits. The hot-hitting Thunder have scored a combined 44 runs during their four-game winning streak. Sanchez has hit safely in six of his last seven games with six RBI. The 22-year-old has homered once every 20.7 plate appearances this season, a significant improvement from last season when he homered only once every 36.7 plate appearances.
    Today, 12:51 pm
    Not Active
  • Harrison heads to DL with thumb injury
    Pirates placed 3B Josh Harrison on the 15-day disabled list with a left thumb injury.

    Advice: Harrison injured his hand attempting an awkward slide into second on Sunday. Some initial reports had the injury tabbed as torn ligaments in the thumb, but Harrison will be reevaluated after the swelling goes down. If the ligaments are torn, he's expected to miss at least six weeks, which would put him on target to return in the middle of August. Jung-ho Kang is starting at third for Monday's game against the Padres and should see the majority of the at-bats in Harrison's absence.
    Today, 12:45 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs x SD
  • Nationals recall Solis from Triple-A
    Nationals recalled LHP Sammy Solis from Double-A Harrisburg.

    Advice: This should just be a temporary stay for Solis. He's filling the vacated roster spot of David Carpenter, who was placed on the paternity leave list on Monday.
    Today, 11:57 am
  • Knebel called up from Triple-A
    Brewers recalled RHP Corey Knebel from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: Knebel was called up with Matt Garza hitting the disabled list with a shoulder injury. He had just been optioned down on July 3. In 21 1/3 innings, he holds a 2.95 ERA to go with 19 strikeouts.
    Today, 11:54 am
  • Brandon Crawford goes deep in loss to Nats
    Brandon Crawford swatted his 12th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Nationals on Sunday Night.

    Advice: The solo blast off Nats starter Jordan Zimmerman produced the extent of the Giants offense on the night, and was Crawford's lone hit in four at-bats. He has already bettered his previous career best in home runs (10 in 2015) and is well on his way to a career year in his age-28 season. The slick-fielding shortstop is slashing .265/.339/.473 with the aforementioned 12 long balls and 49 RBI.
    Yesterday, 8:17 pm
  • Valbuena has been bothered by toe injury
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch admitted Sunday that Luis Valbuena has been bothered by an injury to the big toe on his left foot.

    Advice: Valbuena has been able to play through the injury, but has apparently done so in some degree of pain. The 29-year-old has slugged 19 home runs and driven in 36 runs on the season, despite hitting .203/.286/.438.
    Yesterday, 3:06 pm
    W, 9-4 ^ @Cle
  • Marco Gonzales (shoulder) throws live BP
    Marco Gonzales (shoulder) threw live batting practice on Sunday.

    Advice: Gonzales has been on the shelf mid-May while dealing with an impingement in his left shoulder. There's no timetable for his return, but it looks like he should be ready for game action again soon.
    Yesterday, 11:16 am
    Not Active
    W, 6-0 @ChC
  • 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.
    Yesterday, 8:06 am
    L, 6-0 vs ^ StL
  • Wandy Rodriguez gives up five runs to Angels
    Wandy Rodriguez gave up five runs in five innings Saturday in a loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Rodriguez managed to survive the Orioles earlier in the week, but he's given up 28 hits and eight walks over 14 innings in his last three starts. The Rangers will stick with him, but AL-only leaguers don't have as much reason to do so.
    Saturday, 10:21 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.
    Saturday, 7:43 pm
    L, 6-0 vs ^ StL
  • Valbuena has RBI single Saturday vs. Red Sox
    Luis Valbuena went 2-for-4 with RBI single Saturday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: His RBI single in the ninth was the Astros' only offense of the day against Clay Buchholz. Through three months, Valbuena has had one of the strangest seasons to date. While he has 19 home runs and 36 RBI on the year, he's batting just .201 with a .281 on-base percentage. He could be pushed into a part-time role when Jed Lowrie is ready to come off the disabled list.
    Saturday, 1:47 pm
    W, 9-4 ^ @Cle
  • Holliday could be back before All-Star break
    Matt Holliday (quad) will travel with the Cardinals on their upcoming road trip.

    Advice: That puts Holliday on track to return before the All-Star break. He's gone through batting practice without issue but needs to pass a few more tests before he can return. Holliday was placed on the disabled list last month with a strained right quad. Randall Grichuk has been the primary left fielder during his absence.
    Saturday, 1:41 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 6-0 x @ChC
  • 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.
    Friday, 10:09 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.
    Friday, 9:35 pm
    W, 4-2 vs ^ Bal
  • Holliday (quad) increases running intensity
    Matt Holliday (quad) increased the intensity of his running on Friday.

    Advice: Holliday began light jogging earlier this week and is slowly but surely ramping things up. The outfielder admitted that he's not anywhere close to full speed yet. The Cardinals are hoping to get Holliday back prior to the All-Star break, but it's no sure thing.
    Friday, 2:50 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 6-0 x @ChC
  • Felix Doubront called up from Triple-A
    Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Felix Doubront from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: The Jays need a fifth starter following the demotion of Matt Boyd, although it's unclear whether Doubront will immediately be thrust into the rotation. The left-hander has earned a shot with some nice work at Buffalo, where he's posted a 2.44 ERA and 43/18 K/BB ratio over 48 innings.
    Friday, 9:37 am
  • Corey Knebel optioned to Triple-A
    Brewers optioned RHP Corey Knebel to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: It's a surprise, as Knebel has pitched well with a 2.95 ERA and 19 strikeouts over 21 1/3 innings. Tyler Cravy and David Goforth have been added to the bullpen.
    Friday, 6:56 am
  • 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
    L, 6-0 vs ^ StL
  • Mariners cut veteran Justin Germano
    Mariners released RHP Justin Germano.

    Advice: He and left-hander Rafael Perez both opted out of their minor league contracts. Germano pitched well for Triple-A Tacoma, recording a 2.83 ERA over 18 outings before his release. The 32-year-old has made 96 major league appearances with seven different teams.
    Thursday, 10:23 am
    Not Active
  • Dexter Fowler out of Cubs' lineup Thursday
    Dexter Fowler is out of the Cubs' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: Kris Bryant is also getting a day off as the Cubbies wrap up a series with the Mets. Starlin Castro is leading off and Chris Denorfia is starting in center field.
    Thursday, 7:43 am
  • Jon Lester goes seven scoreless
    Jon Lester blanked the Mets for seven innings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Lester struck out seven and walked none in one of his best starts as a Cub. Granted, the Mets aren't really hitting anyone at the moment, but as difficult of a year as Lester has had, he'll take what he can get. Unfortunately, that didn't include a win, as the Cubs didn't take the lead until the 11th.
    Wednesday, 7:54 pm
    L, 6-0 vs ^ StL
  • Choo homers in a third consecutive game
    Shin-Soo Choo homered in his third consecutive game, going 1-for-3 in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: Choo broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with his solo blast off of Wei-Yin Chen. The outfielder may be starting to heat up. He's batting .233/.315/.405 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI.
    Wednesday, 6:31 pm
  • Pence 'more than likely' back after ASG
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Hunter Pence (wrist) "more than likely" won't return until after the All-Star break.

    Advice: "He's doing well, but he is just hitting off a tee now," Bochy said. "We're going to slow-play this. He'll probably need a couple of (minor-league rehab) games. More than likely he'll be back after the All-Star break. I’m going to be hopefully he makes a speedier recovery." Pence has been on the disabled list since June 12 with wrist tendinitis. The outfielder has played just 18 games for the club this season.
    Wednesday, 3:47 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-0 vs x NYM
  • Holliday (quad) doing light running this week
    Matt Holliday (quad) is scheduled to do some light running this week.

    Advice: Holliday has been taking batting practice and is nearly ready to test out his ailing right quad with some jogging. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that he wasn't sure when Holliday would be cleared to up the intensity of his running. The Cards are holding out hope that the outfielder could return before the All-Star break, but it's certainly not a given.
    Wednesday, 7:22 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 6-0 x @ChC
  • Choo homers for the second day in a row
    Shin-Soo Choo homered in Tuesday's victory against the Orioles, finishing 1-for-4 with a walk.

    Advice: Choo hit the second of two fifth-inning solo home runs against Miguel Gonzalez. The outfielder has homered in consecutive games, giving him 10 on the season with 34 RBI and a .232/.315/.395 batting line.
    Tuesday, 6:58 pm
  • Hunter Pence (wrist) takes swings off tee
    Hunter Pence (wrist) took swings off a tee with a fungo bat on Tuesday.

    Advice: He also played catch as he resumed baseball activities for the first time in nearly two weeks. There remains no timetable for Pence's return, as the Giants will have to see how his ailing left wrist responds to increased activity.
    Tuesday, 5:05 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 3-0 vs x NYM
  • 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.
    Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Harrison not in Tuesday's lineup
    Josh Harrison is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Tigers.

    Advice: He's likely just getting a breather. Jung Ho Kang will start at third base while Francisco Cervelli serves at the DH and Chris Stewart starts behind the plate.
    Tuesday, 12:46 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 2-1 vs x 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
    L, 6-0 vs ^ StL
  • 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.
    Jun 29, 8:08 pm
    W, 4-2 vs ^ Bal
  • Rodriguez tosses 5 solid innings to beat O's
    Wandy Rodriguez earned the win, limiting the Orioles to one run in five innings as the Rangers sealed an 8-1 victory on Monday.

    Advice: Rodriguez was routed in his most recent start against the Athletics, so Monday's performance was a nice bounce-back effort. The lefty worked around eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. He'll carry a 3.91 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a 61/28 K/BB ratio over 73 2/3 innings into a home start against the Angels next weekend.
    Jun 29, 7:38 pm
  • Choo homers in three-hit effort to beat O's
    Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-5 with a solo home run as the Rangers skated to a win Monday against the Orioles.

    Advice: Choo's solo shot in the fifth inning off of Bud Norris was just piling on at that point, as it made it a 5-0 game. The three-hit effort marked his first multi-hit game since June 13. He'd hit .122 (6-for-49) in 12 games since. The Rangers hope Choo can find some momentum, as he's hitting a meager .232/.314/.386 with nine home runs and 33 RBI on the year.
    Jun 29, 7:26 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
    L, 6-0 vs ^ StL
  • Matt Andriese optioned to Triple-A
    Rays optioned RHP Matt Andriese to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: The move comes after he held the Red Sox to one hit over six scoreless innings Saturday. Andriese should get another shot at some point, but with Matt Moore (elbow) due back this week, someone had to go.
    Jun 28, 7:13 am
    Not Active
    PPD @KC
  • 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
    L, 6-0 vs ^ StL
  • Andriese limits Red Sox to one hit in victory
    Matt Andriese held the Red Sox to one hit over six scoreless innings, and the Rays held on to win 4-1 on Saturday.

    Advice: A fourth inning single to Xander Bogaerts was all Andriese would yield. Otherwise, he was perfect, striking out five without walking a batter. It was a little curious that the right-hander was lifted after just 70 pitches when he was pitching so well. Andriese moved to 3-2 with a 3.24 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the year. He'll next take on the Indians on Thursday.
    Jun 27, 3:37 pm
    Not Active
    PPD @KC
  • Paco Rodriguez to undergo elbow surgery
    Paco Rodriguez will undergo surgery to remove loose bodies in his pitching elbow.

    Advice: Rodriguez has been dealing with a bone spur in his left elbow and thought he would be able to pitch through it, but continued pain has forced him to reevaluate. He will be sidelined for the next 8-10 weeks before hopefully rejoining the Dodgers bullpen.
    Jun 27, 11:26 am
    60-Day DL
    Top 7, 7-6 vs Phi
  • Lackey allows two runs in no-decision
    John Lackey allowed two runs over seven innings Friday in a no-decision against the Cubs.

    Advice: Lackey allowed eight hits and three walks, so the Cubs had their share of chances, but he managed to keep the damage to a minimum and keep the Cardinals in the ballgame. He struck out five in the no-decision. The veteran right-hander had a really rough outing in Coors Field earlier this month, but he has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three straight starts since. He'll carry a 3.35 ERA into a start against the Padres next week at home.
    Jun 26, 9:32 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.
    Jun 26, 8:25 pm
    W, 4-2 vs ^ Bal
  • 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
    L, 6-0 vs ^ StL
  • Dexter Fowler (ankle) back in Cubs' lineup
    Dexter Fowler (ankle) is back in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Fowler didn't start the last two games after spraining his left ankle on Monday. He appeared as a pinch-hitter both days, though, and will try to play a full nine innings Friday.
    Jun 26, 1:25 pm
  • Holliday (quad) resumes baseball activities
    Matt Holliday (quad) has been throwing and hitting off a tee this week.

    Advice: Holliday has also been receiving acupuncture on his right quad, which he says is feeling "better" and "stronger." He has not been cleared to resume running yet and it doesn't sound like that will happen until closer to the All-Star break. With an eight-game lead in the NL Central, the Cardinals don't have any pressure to rush the outfielder back. "We’re not putting a lot of pressure on him to rush," manager Mike Matheny said. "He’ll be back when he’s ready."
    Jun 26, 5:50 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 6-0 x @ChC
  • Fowler (ankle) pinch-hits, remains in game
    Dexter Fowler (ankle) struck out as a pinch-hitter on Thursday.

    Advice: Unlike when he appeared as a pinch-hitter Wednesday, Fowler remained in the game this time to play defense. The outfielder hasn't started since spraining his left ankle on Monday, but that he's feeling good enough to play defense should mean his return to the lineup is imminent.
    Jun 26, 5:34 am
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