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  • Valencia knocks in three runs as A's beat LAA
    Danny Valencia doubled twice and knocked in three runs across four plate appearances as the Athletics took down the Angels 11-5 on Monday.

    Advice: Valencia hit a two-run double in the third inning, sparking a five-run outburst. He tacked on an RBI double in the fifth to make it a 6-3 game. The third baseman has hit safely in seven consecutive games and is now batting .299/.340/.525 with 12 home runs and 46 RBI in 263 plate appearances this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:02 pm
    7:05 pm vs LAA
     
  • Canha homers, plates four as A's top Angels
    Mark Canha went 1-for-3 with a home run and four RBI as the Athletics pounded their way to a win on Monday against the Angels.

    Advice: Canha drilled a three-run homer in the sixth inning to push the Athletics' lead to 9-3. He added a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. The first baseman has put up solid numbers on the season, batting .253/.306/.426 with 11 home runs and 54 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 pm
    7:05 pm vs LAA
     
  • Wallace adds pinch-hit RBI double in a win
    Brett Wallace pinch-hit and delivered an RBI double in Monday's 7-0 victory against the Rangers.

    Advice: The run didn't matter, as Wallace's RBI double made it a 7-0 game in the eighth inning, but it marked the fourth consecutive time Wallace has pinch-hit and gotten a hit. He's operated in almost purely a bench role for the Padres, but has compiled a terrific .347/.418/.612 triple-slash line with three home runs and 12 RBI. The Padres have control of Wallace for three more years, and his performance in the second half of this season could help his case for more playing time in the future. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Paulsen rips a 2-run, walk-off single for COL
    Ben Paulsen sent the Rockies home winners on Monday, hitting a two-run walk-off single in the ninth inning to down the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Paulsen pinch-hit for Matt McBride, prompting D'Backs manager Chip Hale to replace closer Brad Ziegler with lefty Matt Reynolds. Paulsen ripped a Reynolds offering up the middle to plate the tying and game-winning runs. The Rockies haven't had much to brag about, but Paulsen is having a solid year, batting .283/.333/.485 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI in 298 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:14 pm
    12:10 pm vs Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
     
  • Votto improves his second-half OBP to .577
    Joey Votto reached base four times in Monday's win versus the Cubs, improving his second-half on-base percentage to .577.

    Advice: Votto singled in one of his two official at-bats while drawing three walks (one intentional). He scored twice: after unintentionally walking in the first inning, and after singling in the fourth. Along with his .577 OBP, Votto is also batting .393 in the second half. On the season, the first baseman is hitting .312/.456/.553 with 25 home runs, 65 RBI, and 78 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:38 pm
  • Zimmerman's 4 RBI not enough for the Nats
    Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a three-run home run, but the Nationals were beaten by the Cardinals on Monday.

    Advice: Zimmerman gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI double, then made it 5-3 in the seventh with a three-run home run off of Kevin Siegrist. The first baseman has been on a tear since August 23, batting .345 (10-for-29) with four home runs and 15 RBI. It's an improvement on an otherwise bland .231/.298/.428 triple-slash line with 13 home runs and 63 RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:25 pm
  • Trumbo hits 2 homers but Mariners still lose
    Mark Trumbo went yard twice on Monday, but the Mariners still lost to the Astros.

    Advice: Trumbo tied the game at 1-1 with a solo home run to the second deck in right field in the second inning. He then made a modest attempt to overcome a seven-run deficit in the ninth inning, clubbing a two-run shot to left-center. Trumbo closes out the month of August having hit seven home runs and knocking in 14 runs. Overall, he's hitting .248/.300/.410 with 10 home runs and 28 RBI since joining the Mariners in early June. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:12 pm
  • Ortiz smacks 495th career HR as Red Sox win
    David Ortiz hit his 495th career home run, helping the Red Sox eke out a win over the Yankees on Monday.

    Advice: Ortiz broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning, hitting an opposite-field blast over the Green Monster. He also doubled and walked in his four plate appearances. The DH has homered in back-to-back games, giving him 29 on the season with 80 RBI and a .267/.356/.525 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:57 pm
  • Bour collects 3 hits as Marlins top Braves
    Justin Bour had three hits and an RBI in four at-bats in Monday's 4-0 victory over the Braves.

    Advice: Bour doubled in a run to make it a 3-0 game in the eighth inning. The first baseman has been a nice find for the Marlins, batting .257/.325/.449 with 14 home runs and 46 RBI in 326 plate appearances this season. He had homered in back-to-back ballgames entering Monday's contest. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:25 pm
  • Encarnacion extends hit streak to 26 games
    Edwin Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 26 games, finishing 2-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Encarnacion singled to lead off the sixth inning, extending his hitting streak to 26 games. During his hitting streak, the 1B/DH is batting .412 (40-for-97). He added a double in the eighth inning, but was stranded. Encarnacion carries an impressive .274/.362/.548 triple-slash line with 30 home runs and 91 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:12 pm
  • Mike Olt designated for assignment
    Cubs designated 3B Mike Olt for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Austin Jackson. Olt missed a couple months of action this season with a fractured wrist but sports a decent .273/.346/.477 with nine homers this year in the minors. Some team might take a shot on the former top prospect. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:36 pm
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    5:05 pm vs Cin
     
  • Matt Adams tweaks something in other leg
    Matt Adams (quad) recently had a minor setback when he tweaked something in his left leg.

    Advice: It was his right quad that he had surgically-repaired. The Cardinals are not viewing it as a big deal and it appears Adams should still have a shot to return in mid-September. He might only be used as a pinch-hitter initially. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:49 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Was
     
  • Morneau (concussion) to be re-evaluated Thurs
    Justin Morneau (concussion) will be re-evaluated by the Rockies on Thursday.

    Advice: It's possible he'll be activated at that time if the Rockies deem him fit to return to action. Morneau hasn't played since mid-May due to a concussion and cervical neck sprain, but he went 4-for-9 in three rehab games with Double-A New Britain over the weekend. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:16 pm
    60-Day DL
    12:10 pm vs Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
     
  • Teixeira (shin) sent back to NYC for tests
    Mark Teixeira (shin) has been sent back to New York to undergo more tests and has been ruled out for the series versus the Red Sox.

    Advice: The Yankees wish they had a mulligan on this one, as it's clear Teixeira should have been placed on the disabled list a while ago. As it is, they won't make a move now with rosters expanding on Tuesday. Obviously more will be known when the test results come back, but Teixeira is simply in too much pain to play now. Alex Rodriguez is expected to get a start at first base on Wednesday, but Greg Bird will continue to play versus righties. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:29 pm
  • Lucas Duda (back) won't return when eligible
    Lucas Duda (back) is not expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on September 6.

    Advice: Mets manager Terry Collins hasn't officially ruled Duda out for this weekend, but it's looking very unlikely since he's yet to be cleared to take any swings. Duda is dealing with a small thoracic disc herniation in his back and has been taking anti-inflammatories and doing exercises to combat the issue. More should be known on his status later in the week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:19 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Teixeira (shin) out of Yankees' lineup Monday
    Mark Teixeira (shin) is out of the Yankees' starting lineup again on Monday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Greg Bird will get another start at first base. Teixeira has barely seen any action over the last two weeks due to a lingering deep bone bruise in his right shin. He's not going to be placed on the disabled list because rosters are expanding on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:48 pm
  • Bour homers for second straight game
    Justin Bour went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Bour took a Stephen Strasburg offering for a ride in the first inning, good for a three-run homer. He's now homered in back-to-back games, as he also went yard in Saturday's contest. For the season, the 27-year-old rookie is hitting .250/.320/.442 with 14 homers and 45 RBI. He's showcased some nice power over his 292 at-bats with the Marlins. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:52 pm
  • Paulsen legs out two-run triple vs PIT
    Ben Paulsen went 2-for-3 with a two-run triple and a walk in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Paulsen hit his three-bagger off Pirates starter Charlie Morton in the fourth inning. It was his fourth triple of the season. The 27-year-old 1B/OF has hit to a .280/.331/.483 batting line this season, with 10 homers and 42 RBI over 271 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:42 pm
    12:10 pm vs Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
     
  • Ortiz homers as Red Sox fall to the Mets
    David Ortiz slugged his 28th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Mets on Sunday.

    Advice: Ortiz gave the Red Sox a temporary 2-1 lead in the sixth inning, drilling a Noah Syndergaard offering out to right field at Citi Field. The blast was the 494th of his 19-year career. The DH, playing first base in a National League park, finished 1-for-4 on the afternoon. On the season, Ortiz is batting .264/.352/.515 with 28 home runs and 79 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:15 pm
  • Edwin Encarnacion swats home run No. 30
    Edwin Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 25 games with a single and a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

    Advice: He was also hit by a pitch, reaching base in three of four plate appearances. The longball was Encarnacion's 30th of the season, giving him at least that many in four straight campaigns. The runaway train that is the Blue Jays offense launched four home runs on Sunday, with Josh Donaldson, Kevin Pillar and Russell Martin joining Encarnacion. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:12 pm
  • Mark Teixeira (shin) sitting out again Sunday
    Mark Teixeira (shin) remained out of the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Teixeira has started just one game over the last 13 days due to a deep bone bruise in his right shin. He's not going to be placed on the disabled list with roster expanding soon, but there's no timetable for his return to action. Greg Bird will continue to handle first base. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:06 am
  • David Ortiz (heel) returns to lineup Sunday
    David Ortiz (heel) is back in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Ortiz didn't start Saturday due to tightness in his left heel, although he did double as a pinch-hitter. The 39-year-old sports a .265/.353/.510 batting line with 27 homers and 77 RBI this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:01 am
  • Zimmerman backs Zimmermann with solo homer
    Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Zimmerman touched up Marlins starter Tom Koehler for a solo homer to left-center in the second inning. The oft-injured first baseman has been scalding the ball of late, with a double, three homers and 11 RBI in his last six games. For the season, he's hitting a slightly-less-stellar .225/.294/.215 with 12 homers and 59 RBI over 311 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:00 pm
  • Bour launches solo homer for lone Marlin run
    Justin Bour went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Bour led off the seventh with a solo shot against Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann for his lone hit of the game. And the Marlins' lone run of the game. That, too. A rare 27-year-old rookie, Bour is slashing .250/.321/.434 with 13 homers and 42 RBI this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:55 pm
  • Encarnacion goes nuts with 3 HR and 9 RBI
    Edwin Encarnacion delivered the finest offensive day of his career in Saturday's 15-1 victory over the Tigers, blasting three home runs and tying a franchise record with nine RBI.

    Advice: Encarnacion got the Jays on the board early with a three-run blast off Buck Farmer in the first inning. He then clobbered a two-run homer in the sixth inning off Guido Knudson in the sixth. To top things off, he tagged Alex Wilson for a grand slam in the seventh inning, wrapping up a historic afternoon. The third home run prompted the Jays' faithful to toss their hats onto the field in celebration. He also extended his hitting streak to 24 games and matched a club record with his third grand slam in a single season. He now has 29 homers and 90 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:34 pm
  • David Ortiz not in Red Sox lineup Saturday
    David Ortiz (heel) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Ortiz was removed late from Friday's game against the Mets due to tightness in his left heel. While it's believed to be a minor issue, he'll rest for an extra day to be on the safe side. Travis Shaw is starting at first base and batting fourth for the Red Sox on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:31 am
  • Morneau goes 1-for-2 in first rehab game
    Justin Morneau (concussion) went 1-for-2 in his first minor league rehab game with Double-A New Britain on Friday.

    Advice: Morneau hasn't played since mid-May due to the concussion and cervical neck sprain, but he isn't ready to give up on the 2015 season just yet. He'll play in a few more games in the minor leagues before he's re-evaluated on Thursday. If he indeed returns this season, it would be a hit to the fantasy value of Ben Paulsen. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:44 am
    60-Day DL
    12:10 pm vs Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
     
  • Votto singles and walks twice
    Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with two walks in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Votto was unable to do anything particularly memorable against a locked-in Taylor Jungmann, but the same could be said of his entire team. The Reds did not have an extra-base hit in the contest. 2014 saw Votto hit by the injury bug, but he's been healthy this season and the numbers are markedly better. The slugger's slashing .306/.449/.545 with 24 homers and 62 RBI. That on-base percentage is a beautiful thing to behold. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:32 pm
  • David Ortiz dealing with left heel tightness
    David Ortiz was forced to leave Friday's game due to tightness in his left heel.

    Advice: It didn't seem to effect him much on Friday as he clubbed his 27th home run of the season in a victory over the Mets. It's something to watch moving forward though as it could cause the slugger to rest for a day or two here and there. He's having another solid season offensively, slashing .263/.352/.507 with 77 RBI. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:43 pm
  • Mark Teixeira (shin) could undergo more tests
    Mark Teixeira (shin) remains sore and could be sent for more tests.

    Advice: Teixeira returned to action Tuesday, but he could barely run and he's still feeling it after Thursday's off day. Obviously he's not in Friday's lineup and he could finally be placed on the disabled list. Greg Bird will fill in again at first base. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:39 pm
  • Morneau (concussion) set for rehab assignment
    Justin Morneau (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A New Britain on Friday.

    Advice: Morneau hasn't played since mid-May due to a concussion and a cervical neck sprain, but he's been slowly but surely progressing of late and is ready to test things out in game action. He'll play in three contests for New Britain before being re-evaluated. It's not clear whether the Rockies have a target date for Morneau's return. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:14 am
    60-Day DL
    12:10 pm vs Ari; 5:40 pm vs Ari
     
  • Matt Adams (quad) not ready for rehab games
    Matt Adams (quad) is not ready to begin a rehab assignment yet.

    Advice: Cardinals manager Mike Matheny previously indicated that Adams could return by "September 1st-ish," but obviously that's not going to happen. The first baseman continues to work out at the club's spring training facility and should be activated in a couple weeks if all goes well. "Apparently, I said a hard-line Sept. 1, which I don’t remember," he said. "If that doesn’t happen, then people are going to be all up in arms." Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:27 am
    60-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Was
     
  • Votto walks twice in low-scoring affair
    Joey Votto went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Votto walked twice and also managed to avoid becoming one of Zack Greinke's nine strikeout victims on the afternoon. After an injury-plagued 2014 campaign, the veteran slugger has rebounded with a .305/.447/.545 batting line to pair with 24 home runs, 62 RBI and seven steals in 2015. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:46 pm
  • Edwin Encarnacion hits grand slam in win
    Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam Wednesday as the Blue Jays topped the Rangers 12-4.

    Advice: Encarnacion's surge has been overshadowed by all of the Josh Donaldson, David Price and Troy Tulowitzki talk, but he's hit in 21 straight games and homered in five of seven. He's batting .382 with seven homers, eight doubles and 23 RBI in 18 games during August. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:09 pm
  • David Ortiz getting night off on Wednesday
    David Ortiz is getting a night off Wednesday.

    Advice: Hanley Ramirez is serving as the Red Sox designated hitter against ace White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:04 pm
  • Mark Teixeira sitting out on Wednesday
    Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Teixeira returned to action on Tuesday, but the Yanks have decided to rest his ailing right leg again for Wednesday's afternoon game with an off day coming Thursday. He should be back in there Friday. Greg Bird is at first base Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:11 am
  • Zimmerman leads Nats to win with a grand slam
    Ryan Zimmerman hit a grand slam in Tuesday's win against the Padres.

    Advice: Zimmerman's only hit in five at-bats was a sixth-inning grand slam off of Bud Norris that boosted the Nationals' lead to 8-2. It's his first homer since hitting two on August 9. Since then, he was batting only .189 (7-for-37). Zimmerman's numbers, overall, are still lackluster but the Nationals are hoping he can pick it up in time for a September playoff push. He's hitting .222/.296/.401 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:29 pm
  • Bour swats a pair of RBI doubles vs. Pirates
    Justin Bour went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored against the Pirates on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bour knocked RBI doubles in the fourth and sixth innings against Pirates starter Charlie Morton. He's now got 14 doubles and 41 RBI on the year. The 27-year-old rookie has had his share of ups and downs in 2015, currently owning a .256/.330/.440 line in 93 games played. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:24 pm
  • Teixeira (shin) returns to Yanks' lineup
    Mark Teixeira (shin) returned to the Yankees' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros.

    Advice: Teixeira hasn't played since last Monday due to a deep bone bruise in his right shin, but he was all set to pinch hit Monday before Carlos Beltran's game-winning sacrifice fly. He's playing first base and batting cleanup against Astros ace Dallas Keuchel. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:32 pm
  • Trumbo homers but Mariners fall to the A's
    Mark Trumbo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 11-5 loss to the Athletics.

    Advice: Trumbo finished off the Mariners' five-run third inning with a solo home run to left field off of Evan Scribner. He's now on a seven-game hitting streak and has homered three times in his last four games. His numbers are still subpar, however, batting .246/.295/.398 with eight home runs and 24 RBI since joining the Mariners. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:41 pm
  • Valencia homers to cap off big fifth inning
    Danny Valencia had two hits in five at-bats, including a two-run home run, as the Athletics defeated the Mariners on Monday.

    Advice: Valencia capped of the Athletics' seven-run fifth inning with a two-run home run off of Hisashi Iwakuma. It's his 12th of the season and his fifth in only 15 games since joining the Athletics from the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:37 pm
    7:05 pm vs LAA
     
  • Votto walks three times, homers as Reds roll
    Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and three walks in Monday's win against the Tigers.

    Advice: Votto walked twice and scored twice in the Reds' 10-run sixth inning. He'd tack on a two-run home run in the eighth inning against Guido Knudson. The effort wasn't quite enough to get Votto's OPS back over 1.000, as he's hitting .309/.446/.553 with 24 home runs and 62 RBI. His major league-leading walk total extended to 103 on the evening as well. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:51 pm
  • Matt Adams (quad) could return by Sept. 1
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday that he expects Matt Adams (quad) back "September 1st-ish."

    Advice: Adams is working out at the club's spring training facility and could begin a rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach as soon as Tuesday. It sounds like the Cards expect him to need only about a week's worth of rehab games before he's activated. The big first baseman has made a quicker-than-expected recovery from surgery in late May to repair a Grade 3 quad strain. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:01 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Was
     
  • Lucas Duda (back) expected back when eligible
    Lucas Duda (back) is expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on September 6.

    Advice: Mets fans were fearing the worst after it was announced that Duda was visiting Dr. Robert Watkins in California on Monday, the same doctor who diagnosed David Wright with spinal stenosis earlier this season. However, Dr. Watkins gave Duda a favorable diagnosis, saying he has a small thoracic disc herniation. Duda has been prescribed anti-inflammatories and exercises and won't even require a cortisone shot. It's great news for the Mets. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:39 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Mark Teixeira (shin) out of lineup again Mon.
    Mark Teixeira (shin) is out of the Yankees' starting lineup again on Monday night against the Astros.

    Advice: Greg Bird will get another start at first base as Teixeira continues to nurse a deep bone bruise in his right shin. The veteran is still considered day-to-day and could be available to pinch-hit Monday. He hasn't appeared in a game for the Yankees in a week but was able to take pregame batting practice on Monday afternoon. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:36 pm
  • Trumbo (knee) goes 1-for-3 in return Sunday
    Mark Trumbo (knee) returned to the Mariners starting lineup on Sunday, going 1-for-3 plus a walk in a victory over the White Sox.

    Advice: Trumbo was scratched from the lineup on Saturday due to soreness in his left knee, but it appears to have been a very minor issue. He's hitting .249/.293/.437 with 16 homers and 46 RBI in 105 games between the Mariners and D'Backs this season. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 9:13 pm
  • Canha clears bases with triple in seventh
    Mark Canha was instrumental in Sunday's 8-2 win over the Rays, finishing 2-for-4 with a three-run triple and four total RBI.

    Advice: Canha had an RBI single in the fourth, but the seventh would be where he truly shone. Stepping to the plate with the bases loaded, he lashed a three-run triple that turned a tight 4-2 game into a 7-2 breeze. With hits in nine of his last 10 games, he's worked his batting line toward respectability and is slashing .259/.316/.430 with 10 homers and 46 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 4:55 pm
    7:05 pm vs LAA
     
  • Encarnacion homers, finishes with four RBI
    Edwin Encarnacion went a perfect 4-for-4 with a solo home run and four total RBI in Sunday's 12-5 win over the Angels.

    Advice: Encarnacion provided a steady bat in the contest. He lofted a sacrifice fly in the first inning, an RBI single in the third, a solo home run in the fourth and a final RBI single in the eighth. The big game boosted his triple-slash to .265/.356/.505 and he's hit 24 homers while driving in 74 runs this season. He's trying to notch 30+ homers for a fourth straight season. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 4:14 pm
  • Danny Valencia dealing with knee tendinitis
    Danny Valencia has been diagnosed with tendinitis in his right knee.

    Advice: The thought had been that he was dealing with a hamstring issue, but apparently it's a knee problem. Valencia is in Sunday's lineup and will attempt to play through the injury, although he'll surely see plenty of days off. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 12:17 pm
    7:05 pm vs LAA
     
  • Danny Valencia (hamstring) back in lineup
    Danny Valencia (hamstring) is back in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Valencia has been dealing with a hamstring ailment for over a week, even undergoing an MRI Saturday. Evidently the exam came back well, as he's ready to give it a go. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 11:24 am
    7:05 pm vs LAA
     
  • Matt Adams (quad) nears rehab assignment
    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said on Sunday that Matt Adams (quad) could begin a rehab assignment with High-A Palm Beach as soon as Tuesday.

    Advice: Adams has been at the club's spring training complex the last few days going through a variety of drills and has evidently responded well to them. The thought had been that he was done for the season when he had quad surgery in late May, but now it looks like Adams could be activated in a couple weeks. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 11:17 am
    60-Day DL
    5:15 pm vs Was
     
  • Mark Teixeira (shin) remains out of lineup
    Mark Teixeira (shin) remained out of the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Teixeira was slated to take batting practice Sunday, but apparently he's still not well enough to return to action. Greg Bird will continue to hold down first base until Teixeira is ready. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 7:38 am
  • Mark Teixeira (shin) to take BP Sunday
    Mark Teixeira (shin) is expected to take batting practice on Sunday.

    Advice: It would be his first baseball activities since he suffered a deep bone bruise on his right shin when he fouled a ball off his leg Monday. It's possible Teixeira will return to the lineup Sunday if he takes BP and feels alright. Rotoworld.com Aug 23, 7:18 am
  • Trumbo scratched Saturday due to sore knee
    Mark Trumbo was scratched from the Mariners' starting lineup on Saturday due to a sore left knee.

    Advice: Brad Miller got the start in right field instead. Trumbo is considered day-to-day for now. He seems unlikely to play in Sunday afternoon's series finale against the White Sox. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 7:41 pm
  • Danny Valencia (hamstring) will have an MRI
    Danny Valencia (hamstring) is not in the Athletics starting lineup Saturday against the Rays.

    Advice: He's headed for an MRI on his injured hamstring. It sounds like he'll be out for a few days and perhaps longer if the MRI reveals anything serious. Brett Lawrie will handle third base in his absence. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 4:08 pm
    7:05 pm vs LAA
     
  • Lucas Duda (back) getting a second opinion
    Lucas Duda (back) will travel to California Monday to get a second opinion from Dr. Robert Watkins.

    Advice: Watkins is the same doctor who diagnosed David Wright with stenosis earlier this season. It's not a good sign for Duda, who leads the team with 56 RBI this season. Fortunately, Wright will return to the lineup Monday, which should provide at least a short-term boost for New York's offense. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 3:24 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Lucas Duda (back) lands on 15-day disabled list
    Mets placed Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury.

    Advice: Duda missed six starts in a row last week with a lower back strain and seemed to aggravate the injury in Friday night's win against the Rockies. Reliever Dario Alvarez will absorb his roster spot. Daniel Murphy and Michael Cuddyer are expected to split time at first base with Duda sidelined. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 1:55 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Teixeia remains out of Yanks lineup Saturday
    Mark Teixeira (shin) remains out of the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: The veteran slugger hasn't played since sustaining a deep bone bruise on his right shin during Monday's game. Greg Bird will once again get the start at first base in his absence and bat fifth for the Bombers. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 8:39 am
  • Lucas Duda leaves game with back issue
    Lucas Duda was forced to leave Friday's game against the Rockies in the seventh inning when his back tightened up on him.

    Advice: Duda missed six consecutive starts prior to Tuesday's game due to a lower back strain. If he isn't feeling better on Saturday, there's a chance that the slugger could be headed to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 5:24 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Mark Trumbo hits three-run homer
    Mark Trumbo homered to give the Mariners all three of their runs off Chris Sale on Friday.

    Advice: After a hideous start to his Mariners career, Trumbo has hit .290 with six homers in 131 at-bats since the beginning of July. He's still not a great mixed-league option while hitting in the bottom half of Seattle's order, but he might be good for another 8-10 homers the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 10:33 pm
  • Votto homers in loss to Diamondbacks
    Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and two runs scored Friday in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Votto has four homers in his last nine games and 23 on the year. The 31-year-old owns a ridiculous .553 on-base percentage in 33 games since the All-Star break. He leads the majors with 95 walks. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 9:33 pm
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