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  • Matt Holliday (quad) to be re-evaluated
    Matt Holliday (quad) will return to St. Louis this weekend to be re-evaluated.

    Advice: Holliday has been working out at the Cardinals' spring training facility in Florida. It appears he's looking to get cleared to ramp up his activities, and the goal remains to get him back within the next couple weeks. 54 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
  • 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." 56 minutes ago
    60-Day DL
  • Jay (wrist) could begin rehab assignment Fri.
    Jon Jay (wrist) could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Friday.

    Advice: He'll report to Memphis on Friday but might not begin playing in games just yet. Jay began taking batting practice earlier this week and hasn't had any issues with his nagging left wrist injury. He should be on track to be activated from the disabled list within the next two weeks. Today, 9:23 am
    15-Day DL
  • Christian Yelich re-tweaks right knee
    Christian Yelich didn't play Thursday because he re-injured his right knee and also fouled a ball off his ankle on Wednesday.

    Advice: Yelich just returned from the disabled list on Tuesday after missing the last two weeks with a bruised right knee. It doesn't seem at this point that the Marlins are viewing it as a serious setback, but expect them to be cautious with Yelich over the next few days. Today, 7:26 am
  • Aaron Altherr to see more playing time
    Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said Thursday that he plans to play Aaron Altherr more going forward.

    Advice: All five of Altherr's starts to this point have come against left-handers, but Mackanin will start giving the 24-year-old starts versus righties, as well. The means less playing time for Cody Asche and/or Domonic Brown. "Possibly less. Not eliminating them, but less," Mackanin said. "We want to see [Altherr]. He had a heck of a good year in the minor leagues, and we like what we see." Altherr is an intriguing deep league option if he can find regular playing time. He hit .293/.367/.487 with 14 home runs, 67 RBI and 16 stolen bases between Double- and Triple-A this season and has a couple longballs in his first seven games with Philly. Today, 7:00 am
  • Darren O'Day goes on revocable waivers's Peter Gammons reports that the Orioles have placed Darren O'Day on revocable waivers.

    Advice: Gammons says the waivers will expire on Friday. O'Day almost surely will be claimed, as he's making just $4.5 million this season and is in the midst of the best season of his career. The Orioles are still in the American League Wild Card race and seem unlikely to deal the reliever. Today, 6:27 am
  • Francisco Rodriguez on revocable waivers's Peter Gammons reports that the Brewers have placed Francisco Rodriguez on revocable waivers.

    Advice: Gammons notes that the waivers will expire on Friday, so he must have been placed on them a couple days ago. There will surely be interest in K-Rod, who has a very reasonable contract and is having a great season. Whether the Brewers will be able to work out a deal remains to be seen. Today, 6:24 am
  • Tommy Kahnle optioned to Triple-A
    Rockies optioned RHP Tommy Kahnle to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: It's been quite a fall for Kahnle, who was closing for the Rockies a few weeks ago and now finds himself in the minors. He can't be surprised at the demotion after allowing 10 earned runs and walking nine over his last 4 2/3 innings. Today, 5:51 am
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  • Rafael Betancourt released by Rockies
    Rockies released RHP Rafael Betancourt.

    Advice: Betancourt was designated for assignment earlier this week and is now officially a free agent. With a 6.18 ERA on the season, the 40-year-old's days in the majors could be over. Today, 5:48 am
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  • Greg Holland (arm) struggles in return
    Greg Holland (arm) yielded two runs on three hits in his return to the mound on Wednesday.

    Advice: Holland had been unavailable for several days due to what Royals manager Ned Yost has called a "cranky" arm. Chances are he's probably fine, but his struggles Wednesday could suggest that maybe he's not totally healthy. Today, 5:40 am
  • Cervelli (feet) triples, scores in return
    Francisco Cervelli (feet) tripled and scored a run in his return to action Thursday.

    Advice: Cervelli sat out Wednesday's game after injuring both of his feet Tuesday, but he'll be fine. He's sporting a nifty .306/.374/.428 batting line for the Bucs. Today, 5:36 am
  • Inciarte hits two-run single off Martinez
    Ender Inciarte went 2-for-3 with a two-run single in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Inciarte hit a two-run single against Carlos Martinez to tie the game at 3-3 in the second inning, though the Diamondbacks would go on to lose 5-3. The single extended his hitting streak to a modest six games. In addition to his usual stellar defense, Inciarte's done a nice job offensively with a .298/.332/.397 triple-slash, 36 RBI, 58 runs scored and 13 steals. Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Moss' two-run homer snaps 3-3 tie in fifth
    Brandon Moss went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Moss cracked his two-run shot off of Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning, breaking a 3-3 tie. The Cardinals went on to win 5-3 as they completed a four-game sweep of the boys in the desert. In addition to the big home run, Moss also walked twice. Since joining the Cardinals on July 30, he's hit just .180/.317/.280 in an even 50 at-bats, though he does have 16 homers and 53 RBI to his good name for the season as a whole. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Cards score five against De La Rosa
    Jorge De La Rosa struggled in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals, allowing five runs on five hits over five innings.

    Advice: In what was a sub-par start, De La Rosa walked four and allowed two home runs over just five innings. Tony Cruz took the 26-year-old right-hander yard for a solo shot in the second inning, while Brandon Moss cranked a two-run bomb in the fifth inning. The loss was De La Rosa's first since the All-Star Break. He'll look to rebound from this start when he takes his 4.46 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into a Tuesday afternoon road showdown with the Rockies. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Martinez tosses quality start vs Diamondbacks
    Carlos Martinez posted a quality start in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks, yielding three runs on four hits over six innings.

    Advice: While Martinez wasn't getting rocked--all three runs scored in the second inning, on a pair of RBI singles--he had already thrown 103 pitches by the close of the sixth. These kinds of fine-but-unspectacular outings have slowly become the norm for the 23-year-old right-hander, who has now allowed at least three runs in each of his last six starts. He owns a 2.91 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, numbers he'll take into a home start against the Nationals in his next scheduled outing. Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Yelich (knee) out of Thursday's MIA lineup
    Christian Yelich is out of Thursday's lineup against the Pirates with a bruised knee.

    Advice: Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald notes that he's not even taking batting practice, so this situation is worth watching. Derek Dietrich will start in left field while Ichiro Suzuki will play right. Yesterday, 1:16 pm
  • Francisco Cervelli (feet) sitting out Wed.
    Francisco Cervelli (feet) is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Cervelli fouled a ball off his right foot and jammed his left food during Tuesday's game. He's expected to be fine, but it's no surprise he's getting a breather in this one. Chris Stewart is behind the plate. Wednesday, 1:05 pm
  • Greg Holland (arm) likely available Wed.
    Royals manager Ned Yost said that Greg Holland (arm) will likely be available to pitch Wednesday.

    Advice: Wade Davis got another save on Tuesday in place of Holland, who hasn't been available for a few days due to what Yost has called a "cranky" arm. It's not a major concern, as the Royals are just being careful given their big division lead. Tuesday, 9:03 pm
  • Jon Jay (wrist) nears rehab assignment
    Jon Jay (wrist) is on track to begin a rehab assignment at the end of the week.

    Advice: Jay took batting practice for the second straight day Tuesday and hasn't had any issues with his ailing left wrist. He's tracking toward a mid-September return for the Cardinals. Tuesday, 5:50 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Yelich (knee) activated from disabled list
    Marlins activated OF Christian Yelich from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Yelich ended up missing the minimum 15 days with a right knee contusion and didn't even require a minor league rehab assignment. The 23-year-old is batting .275/.343/.376 with six home runs, 29 RBI, and 14 steals over 92 games this season. Tuesday, 12:23 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. Monday, 6:01 pm
    60-Day DL
  • Greg Holland (arm) could be unavailable Mon.
    Greg Holland might be unavailable to pitch Monday due to what Royals manager Ned Yost referred to as a "cranky" pitching arm.

    Advice: The skipper didn't divulge any more details, but it doesn't seem like something to be overly concerned with at the moment. Holland hasn't been his usual dominant self this season, posting a 3.55 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 44/23 K/BB ratio over 38 innings. Wade Davis will handle the ninth inning until Holland is ready. Monday, 2:24 pm
  • Yelich (knee) aiming to return on Tuesday
    Christian Yelich (knee) is hopeful of being activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, the first day he's eligible.

    Advice: It's a surprise, as just a couple days ago Yelich wasn't cleared to run yet. He made nice progress over the weekend, though, and will shag some flies prior to Monday's game in hopes of being activated on Tuesday. The young outfielder has been out with a right knee contusion. Monday, 1:35 pm
  • 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. Sunday, 11:17 am
    60-Day DL
  • Rafael Betancourt designated for assignment
    Rockies designated RHP Rafael Betancourt for assignment.

    Advice: Betancourt boasts a 40/12 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings this season but has also posted a 6.18 ERA. It's possible another club will take a look at him, but this could be the end of the line for the 40-year-old. Sunday, 11:06 am
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  • Jon Jay (wrist) to take batting practice
    Jon Jay (wrist) will take batting practice on Monday.

    Advice: Jay has been sidelined for two months while battling pain in his surgically-repaired left wrist. He appears to have finally turned a corner, though, and could be activated in a couple weeks. "This is the best I’ve felt all year. By far," said Jay. "We took the time to get it right." Sunday, 9:31 am
    15-Day DL
  • Carlos Martinez allows three runs in loss
    Carlos Martinez allowed three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Padres.

    Advice: And the wheels really came off after he left the game, with the Padres pouring in eight total runs on 12 total hits. Martinez gave up seven of those hits and walked one. He struck out six. Up next for the 23-year-old right-hander is another road start in Arizona. Saturday, 9:08 pm
  • Holland locks down save despite walk, hit
    Greg Holland earned his 28th save of the season in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Red Sox, though it came with a hit allowed and a walk.

    Advice: Holland wasn't even going to pitch in the game, as the Royals entered the ninth holding a 6-2 lead. Kelvin Herrera put a pair of runners on base, though, which forced the team to bring their closer into the fold. Holland allowed an RBI single to Xander Bogaerts and subsequently walked David Ortiz to load the bases before inducing a Travis Shaw fly ball to end the game. Phew. The right-hander is 28-for-32 in save opportunities while pitching to a 3.55 ERA and 44/23 K/BB ratio over 38 innings. Saturday, 8:20 pm
  • De La Rosa gives up two runs in win
    Rubby De La Rosa held the Reds to two runs over seven innings in a 6-3 win on Friday.

    Advice: De La Rosa scattered seven hits while walking one and striking out six. He now holds a 2.54 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break and has gone a perfect 5-0 along the way. He's still widely available in most fantasy leagues, but it's about time that changes. He'll try to keep the good vibes going when he faces the Cardinals next week at home. Friday, 9:36 pm
  • Christian Yelich (knee) not running yet
    Christian Yelich (knee) has yet to be cleared to resume running.

    Advice: Yelich has been taking batting practice with no issues, but there's still some soreness and swelling in his bruised right knee that's keeping him from running. At this point, it seems unlikely that he'll return before the end of the month. Friday, 8:33 am
  • Altherr gets 1st major league hit, HR in win
    Aaron Altherr went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a home run, and 3 RBI in Wednesday's win against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Altherr hit an RBI double to cap off a three-run first inning, registering his first major league hit. He'd tack on a two-run home run in the fifth inning for his first big league long ball. Altherr was recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday and figures to play all three outfield positions through the end of the season. He'll have NL-only appeal and could also provide value in deeper mixed formats. Wednesday, 6:34 pm
  • Adams (quad) takes batting practice Wednesday
    Matt Adams (quad) took live batting practice prior to Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Adams also did some running in the outfield. "He went through another series of tests today and [was at] almost 100 percent with the running," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "He ran well and actually looked great. I think there might be just one more gear. But everything that we're watching, he just keeps responding very well. Getting back the swing, getting a good feel on the field again, those are things that he just needs some repetition with." Adams will continue working out in Florida, and despite Wednesday's step forward, there is still no timetable for his return. Wednesday, 5:42 pm
    60-Day DL
  • Rodriguez earns save despite homer allowed
    Francisco Rodriguez notched his 30th save of the season in Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Marlins, though he did allow a run in the ninth inning.

    Advice: The Brewers handed Rodriguez an 8-6 lead in the ninth, but the veteran closer made things more difficult than necessary, allowing a solo home run to Marcell Ozuna with two outs to draw the road team to within a run. They would not score said run, though, and Rodriguez picked up the save despite his difficulties. He remains perfect in save chances, having gone 30-for-30 while pitching to a 2.06 ERA and 49/9 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings. He's allowed four runs in his last five appearances, but there's no reason to believe that an implosion is around the corner. Wednesday, 2:47 pm
  • Jay (wrist) cleared to accelerate his rehab
    Jon Jay (wrist) has been cleared to accelerate his rehab.

    Advice: That means more baseball activities for Jay, who's been doing tee work for over a week without issue. He could be ready to rejoin the Cardinals around mid-September if he can avoid further setbacks. Jay has appeared in only 57 games this season for first-place St. Louis. Wednesday, 2:09 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Phils recall OF Altherr from Triple-A
    Phillies recalled OF Aaron Altherr from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Altherr, 24, batted .293/.367/.487 with 14 home runs, 67 RBI, and 16 stolen bases over 111 games this season between Double- and Triple-A this season. The Phillies are well out of contention, so there's every reason to give him regular playing time down the stretch. He's worth a look in NL-only fantasy leagues and even some deeper mixed formats, assuming the at-bats are there. Tuesday, 12:52 pm
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