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  • Flores (hamstring) won't be activated Friday
    Wilmer Flores (hamstring) will not be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: The Mets have decided to extend Flores' rehab assignment a bit longer, but he could still conceivably return sometime over the weekend. Flores is slated to take over at first base for the Mets with Lucas Duda (back) on the shelf. Today, 11:08 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x LAD
  • Perez comes up with two-run triple vs. Braves
    Hernan Perez had a pinch-hit, two-run triple Thursday against the Braves.

    Advice: Perez made a two-run game into a four-run game with his triple in the ninth inning, his first three-bagger of the year. The 25-year-old has been used sparingly by Brewers manager Craig Counsell this season but has posted a .291/.339/.509 line with three home runs and five steals in 55 at-bats. Given the current state of the squad, perhaps it's time to give Perez some more run to see what he can do with regular playing time. Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Descalso has two hits, two runs against Sox
    Daniel Descalso went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Starting at designated hitter in the American League park, Descalso made his manager look smart by singling and scoring in the fifth and seventh innings. It was just his second start and fifth appearance of the season after he missed the first month and a half with a fractured left hand. He'll serve in a superutility role for the Rockies this year and carries no fantasy value. Yesterday, 7:32 pm
  • Espinosa's homer leads Nationals past Cards
    Danny Espinosa hit a solo home run in the seventh inning to lead the Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Thursday.

    Advice: Espinosa's homer off Mike Leake broke a 1-1 tie and ended up being the difference. He finished 1-for-3 in the game. Despite Thursday's contribution, the 29-year-old is hitting just .201/.301/.302 in 47 games and appears to be keeping the seat warm for Trea Turner, who could be called up in a matter of weeks. Yesterday, 7:02 pm
    New Player Note
    Danny Espinosa Was - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    4:05 pm vs StL
  • Diaz swats seventh homer in loss to Nationals
    Aledmys Diaz hit his seventh home run of the season in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.

    Advice: The home run was Diaz' only hit on the night. The 25-year-old has started to come back down to earth after a torrid start to the year, but he still ranks sixth in the National League in hitting, fifth in runs and seventh in slugging. Diaz owns a .329/.359/.570 line with 25 RBI and 32 runs scored overall. Yesterday, 6:59 pm
  • Carpenter (paternity) expected to return Saturday
    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Matt Carpenter (paternity leave) will be back by Saturday.

    Advice: Carpenter left the team Wednesday after his wife went into labor. At most, he'll miss two more games. Greg Garcia was called up to take his place on the active roster. Yesterday, 3:19 pm
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Jurickson Profar to fill in for Rougned Odor
    The Rangers will call up Jurickson Profar from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday.

    Advice: That's when Rougned Odor will begin serving his seven-game suspension for punching Jose Bautista in the face. Profar is a shortstop by trade but will handle second base in Odor's absence. The 23-year-old hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2013. Profar could boost his trade value with a strong showing over the next week. He's played reasonably well for Round Rock this year, hitting .284 with five homers and four steals. The Rangers haven't announced who will go down in the corresponding roster move. Yesterday, 2:30 pm
    Not Active
    5:05 pm vs Pit
  • Odor's suspension reduced to seven games
    Rougned Odor's suspension has been reduced from eight games to seven.

    Advice: His appeal was heard by the league on Tuesday. Odor will begin serving his ban on Friday. Jurickson Profar is expected to take his place on the active roster. This is probably as good a result as Odor could have hoped for. Some thought Odor actually got off easy after slugging Jose Bautista in a game last week. He's eligible to return June 4 against Seattle. Yesterday, 2:24 pm
    5:05 pm vs Pit
  • Jean Segura goes 2-for-5, scores twice
    Jean Segura went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored Thursday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Segura's OPS has declined steadily since his outstanding first week of the season, but even so, he's remained a solid leadoff hitter for the Diamondbacks. He's hit .299 with a .330 OBP in May after coming in at .333 with a .362 OBP in April. Of course, as rarely as he walks, he needs to keep his average up around .300 to be useful at the top of the order. Yesterday, 1:36 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) in lineup Thursday
    Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) is in the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Just as he pledged late Wednesday night, after making an early exit with cramping in his right hamstring. Pedroia is batting second for the Red Sox on Thursday night against Colorado right-hander Jon Gray. Jackie Bradley Jr. will take a spin at leadoff with Mookie Betts getting a breather. Yesterday, 12:08 pm
  • Daniel Murphy taking night off vs. Cardinals
    Daniel Murphy is getting the night off Thursday.

    Advice: Stephen Drew will start at second base in the Nationals' series opener against the visiting Cardinals. Murphy went 2-for-4 in Wednesday's loss to the Mets and is batting .394/.426/.617 in 46 games this year. Yesterday, 11:59 am
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    4:05 pm vs StL
  • Yankees option Rob Refsnyder to AAA
    Yankees optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Refsnyder had a two-run double in three at-bats during his short stay at the major league level. The 25-year-old could take on some fantasy value later this summer if injuries open a regular job for him, but he's not worth stashing in standard leagues. Yesterday, 10:29 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @TB
  • Cardinals recall Greg Garcia from AAA level
    Cardinals recalled INF Greg Garcia from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Garcia will give the Cardinals infield depth while Matt Carpenter spends the weekend away on paternity leave. Garcia has a cool .811 career OPS in the major leagues and he's 6-for-10 with St. Louis in 2016, but the 26-year-old isn't going to play enough to carry fantasy relevance. Yesterday, 9:24 am
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Matt Carpenter placed on paternity leave list
    Cardinals placed 3B Matt Carpenter on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Carpenter's wife went into labor with the couple's first child ahead of Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Cubs. He could miss the Cardinals' entire four-game series in Washington, D.C. Greg Garcia was called up Thursday in a corresponding roster move to provide infield depth. Yesterday, 9:22 am
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Forsythe (shoulder) is aiming for June 10-19
    Logan Forsythe (shoulder) took grounders Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a nice first step for the rehabbing second baseman, who's been on the disabled list since May 14 with a fracture in his left shoulder blade. Forsythe told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that he's aiming to return during the Rays' next homestand (June 10-19). He was mashing at a .308/.398/.523 clip with four home runs and 12 RBI in 29 games before the injury. Yesterday, 9:11 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs NYY
  • Segura (head) in Diamondbacks lineup Thurs.
    Jean Segura (head) is in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Segura was taken to a hospital in Pittsburgh and tested for a concussion Tuesday after getting plunked on the side of the batting helmet by a 96 mph Arquimedes Caminero fastball. He somehow managed to avoid a serious injury and will bat leadoff in his return to action Thursday afternoon versus Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole. Yesterday, 7:28 am
  • Beckham homers in pinch-hit appearance
    Gordon Beckham pinch hit in the sixth inning and clobbered a two-run homer that temporarily put the Braves on top of the Brewers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Beckham picked up another base hit later in the game, but all of his damage came on a two-run shot off lefty Chris Capuano in the sixth. He's now hitting .310/.402/.451 and is proof that almost any big leaguer can be productive in small samples, if utilized correctly. He just doesn't currently see enough playing time to matter in standard fantasy formats. Wednesday, 9:12 pm
    4:35 pm vs ^ Mia
  • Jose Altuve goes hitless again
    Jose Altuve went hitless in a fourth straight game Wednesday against the Orioles.

    Advice: Altuve is 0-for-17 during his little funk. It's just the second time in his career that he's gone hitless in four straight starts. It also happened in May 2013. Since the beginning of 2014, he had gone hitless in three straight just one time (in May 2015). Wednesday, 8:16 pm
  • Pedroia (hamstring) says he is playing Thurs.
    Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) said that he will play against the Rockies on Thursday.

    Advice: "Unless I'm benched," Pedroia said of his status for Thursday. He felt a cramp on a groundout in the early innings of Wednesday's stomping of the Rockies and the Red Sox training staff told him to take it easy. When he jogged into second on a fifth-inning double, he was subsequently lifted for pinch-runner Marco Hernandez. We will see if Pedroia can make good on his boast in Thursday's series finale versus Colorado. Wednesday, 7:48 pm
  • Pedroia pulled with right hamstring tightness
    Dustin Pedroia was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Rockies due to right hamstring tightness.

    Advice: They're dropping like flies in Boston. Catcher Ryan Hanigan was forced out of action due to illness earlier in the game. For his part, Pedroia hit a double to shallow left to lead off the fifth inning before Marco Hernandez came on for him as a pinch-runner. The Red Sox are calling this a precautionary move, but we should know more after the game's conclusion. Wednesday, 5:59 pm
  • Travis could move quickly to the leadoff spot
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons suggested Wednesday evening that Devon Travis (shoulder) could move swiftly to the top spot in the batting order.

    Advice: Travis is hitting eighth Wednesday in his first game since July 28, 2015, but Gibbons told reporters that the dynamic 25-year-old second baseman will slide up quickly if he looks sharp in his first couple of games. Travis hit .304/.361/.498 with eight home runs and three stolen bases in 62 games last season for Toronto, batting leadoff in 22 of his 60 starts. He'd carry huge fantasy potential at the head of a dangerous Jays offense. Wednesday, 4:17 pm
  • Lowrie batting fifth in return from 15-day DL
    Jed Lowrie is in the lineup and batting fifth for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.

    Advice: Lowrie was just activated off the disabled list on Wednesday. He missed 15 days on the nose with a bruised right shin. Back in action now, the veteran infielder returns to a .302/.341/.345 triple-slash. He accumulated those numbers through 32 games. Wednesday, 3:08 pm
    Player Note
    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Red Sox won't push Brock Holt (head) back
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Brock Holt (concussion) will begin his rehab work with "general conditioning."

    Advice: Per Farrell, Holt underwent a "battery of tests" when he visited concussion specialist Dr. Mickey Collins in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The 27-year-old outfielder was actually hoping to be activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list on Wednesday, but the Red Sox are taking no chances here. Somewhat distressing, he initially suffered the head injury on May 10, but it was not diagnosed for another week. Wednesday, 1:51 pm
    Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Jean Segura says he avoided a concussion
    Jean Segura said he does not have a concussion.

    Advice: Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero hit Segura on the side of his batting helmet with a 96 mph fastball on Tuesday, sending him out of the game and to a local hospital. Segura remains active on the Diamondbacks' roster Wednesday and could be ready to return by the weekend. Call him day-to-day for now. Wednesday, 1:38 pm
  • Mariners promote INF Sardinas from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled INF Luis Sardinas from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Chris Taylor has been optioned to Triple-A as the corresponding roster move. Earlier this season, the 23-year-old Sardinas saw 26 at-bats with the M's and managed just four hits in that space. While he could see his share of playing time until Ketel Marte (thumb) is ready to return, Sardinas has yet to find the sort of major league success that would make him a palatable fantasy option. Wednesday, 1:23 pm
    7:10 pm vs Min
  • Rays option Tim Beckham to AAA Durham
    Rays optioned INF Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Beckham was batting just .185/.241/.352 over 58 plate appearances as a utility infielder in Tampa Bay. The 26-year-old former top prospect shouldn't be owed in any standard fantasy league as he heads to Triple-A. Wednesday, 12:26 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs NYY
  • Blue Jays activate 2B Devon Travis from DL
    Blue Jays activated 2B Devon Travis from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Travis will make his triumphant return on Wednesday night against the Yankees. It will be his first game since last July 28, when he hit the disabled list for a second time with a left shoulder injury. The injury would eventually require season-ending surgery. Travis batted .304/.361/.498 with eight homers and three steals in 62 games last year for Toronto and he swung the bat well on his lengthy minor league rehab assignment. The 25-year-old second baseman is a must-own. Wednesday, 11:29 am
  • Report: Jays to activate Devon Travis on Wed.
    According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Blue Jays will activate Devon Travis (shoulder) on Wednesday.

    Advice: Travis went 1-for-5 with an RBI double Tuesday at Triple-A Buffalo in what will go down as his final minor league rehab game. The dynamic second baseman hasn't made a plate appearance for the Blue Jays since last July 28, when his left shoulder began barking for the second time. He would eventually require major surgery, but his rehab from that procedure was relatively smooth. Travis, 25, carries big-time fantasy upside and should be owned in most mixed leagues. Wednesday, 10:55 am
  • Athletics activate Lowrie (shin) from the DL
    Athletics activated 2B Jed Lowrie from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Lowrie wound up missing exactly 15 days with a bruised right shin. The second baseman returns Wednesday to a cool .302/.341/.345 batting line with 17 RBI in 32 games. Wednesday, 10:03 am
    Player Note
    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Carpenter out Wednesday with wife in labor
    Matt Carpenter is out of the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday because his wife is about to have a baby.

    Advice: It seemed odd that the Cards would rest their best left-handed hitter against Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. Now we have a good reason for the absence. Ruben Tejada is starting at third base and batting eighth in the afternoon tilt at Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong will take a turn at leadoff. Wednesday, 9:57 am
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Matt Carpenter taking the day off Wednesday
    Matt Carpenter is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest. Ruben Tejada is starting at third base and batting eighth for St. Louis in the afternoon game against Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. Kolten Wong will fill in at leadoff. Wednesday, 8:53 am
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Dozier back in Twins' lineup on Wednesday
    Brian Dozier is back in the Twins' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Royals.

    Advice: Dozier was given two days of rest in an effort to lift him out of his early-season slump. He has a brutal .199/.288/.318 slash line in 151 total at-bats this season, but Minnesota will hit him second on Wednesday against Kansas City right-hander Dillon Gee. Wednesday, 8:13 am
  • Odor's appeal ruling coming Thursday, Friday?
    Rougned Odor's eight-game suspension appeal decision probably won't come until Thursday or Friday.

    Advice: Odor had the appeal hearing Tuesday, but Jon Morosi of FOX Sports notes that there is "a lot of information being considered" by the people tasked with rendering a ruling. The second baseman was issued the eight-game punishment by Major League Baseball on May 17 for his role in a massive May 15 brawl with the Blue Jays. He could be clearly seen connecting on a punch to Jose Bautista's face. Odor will remain active until the appeal decision is announced. Wednesday, 7:54 am
    5:05 pm vs Pit
  • Kinsler (flu) sits again Wednesday vs. Phils
    Ian Kinsler (flu) is out of the Tigers' starting lineup again on Wednesday versus the Phillies.

    Advice: Kinsler had to be scratched from Tuesday night's game after experiencing flu-like symptoms and he'll remain on the bench for Wednesday's matinee. Mike Aviles is starting at second base and batting eighth versus Philadelphia right-hander Aaron Nola. Cameron Maybin will get another turn at leadoff. Wednesday, 7:09 am
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • Cesar Hernandez out of Phillies' lineup Wed.
    Cesar Hernandez is not in the Phillies' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Tigers.

    Advice: Hernandez was dropped from the second spot to the seventh spot in the Philadelphia batting order on Tuesday night and went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout. He's slashing just .248/.301/.301 in 43 games this season. Andres Blanco will start at second base and hit seventh Wednesday versus Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez. Wednesday, 7:06 am
    Bot 5, 1-6 ^ @ChC
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) goes 1-for-5 in rehab
    Devon Travis (shoulder) went 1-for-5 with an RBI double in his ninth minor league rehab game Tuesday with Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: That was his fourth double since he began playing in rehab games on May 13 and he's now batting .306/.316/.417 with eight RBI in 38 plate appearances between High-A Dunedin and Buffalo. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons insisted Saturday that Travis, coming off major shoulder surgery, would not be rushed back to the active major league roster. But we will probably see him debut over the weekend if everything continues to go smoothly. Wednesday, 6:03 am
  • Jean Segura showing concussion symptoms
    Jean Segura was sent to a local hospital in Pittsburgh after showing concussion symptoms.

    Advice: Segura got struck in the side of his batting helmet Tuesday by a 96 mph fastball from Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero. Nick Ahmed also took a Caminero pitch to the head an inning later but came away mostly unscathed. There should be an update on Segura at some point Wednesday. A stint on the 7-day concussion disabled list may be in the cards. Tuesday, 7:48 pm
  • Jean Segura exits game after HBP on helmet
    Jean Segura left Tuesday's game against the Pirates after taking a pitch off his helmet.

    Advice: Pirates reliever Arquimedes Caminero, one of the hardest throwers in the majors, struck Segura with a 96 mph fastball in the top of the seventh inning. Segura was eventually able to walk off the field on his own, but this is an obvious concussion-watch situation. There should be an update from the Diamondbacks after the game. Tuesday, 6:39 pm
  • Flores (hamstring) goes 2-for-3 on rehab
    Wilmer Flores (hamstring) went 2-for-3 in his rehab debut Tuesday with Double-A Binghamton.

    Advice: He also played seven innings at first base without issue. Flores is on track to return from the disabled list when first eligible this Friday night against the Dodgers and he could see a good amount of starts at first base with Lucas Duda (back) sidelined. Tuesday, 5:43 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x LAD
  • Kinsler scratched Tuesday with flu symptoms
    Ian Kinsler was scratched from the Tigers' lineup Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms.

    Advice: Mike Aviles will start at second base and Cameron Maybin will bat leadoff versus Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson. Kinsler is considered day-to-day. Tuesday, 2:17 pm
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • Dozier on the bench again Tuesday for Twins
    Brian Dozier is on the bench again Tuesday.

    Advice: Dozier is stuck in a nasty slump and batting .199/.284/.318 in 151 total at-bats this season. Eduardo Nunez will start at second base and bat leadoff for the Twins on Tuesday night against Royals righty Edinson Volquez. Tuesday, 1:54 pm
  • Odor (suspension) in Rangers' lineup Tuesday
    Rougned Odor is batting leadoff in the Rangers' starting lineup Tuesday versus Anaheim.

    Advice: Odor had an appeal hearing for his eight-game suspension on Tuesday afternoon, but the Rangers aren't expecting a ruling to come down before the start of Tuesday night's game against the visiting Angels. The second baseman was issued the suspension (and a fine) for his role in last Sunday's brawl with the Blue Jays. Odor got a clean shot to the face of Jose Bautista after Bautista slid hard into him at the second base bag. Tuesday, 1:16 pm
    5:05 pm vs Pit
  • Hernandez dropped to seventh Tuesday
    Cesar Hernandez has been dropped to seventh in the order for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

    Advice: Hernandez has mostly batted second recently, but he owns an underwhelming .252/.301/.305 batting line through 42 games. Freddy Galvis will get a chance in the No. 2 spot versus Justin Verlander. Tuesday, 12:31 pm
    Bot 5, 1-6 ^ @ChC
  • Jose Ramirez homers twice for Tribe
    After entering play with one homer on the year, Jose Ramirez went deep in both ends of Monday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

    Advice: He had a two-run homer in the first game and a solo shot in the second. Ramirez has been a terrific surprise this year, hitting .293 with a .782 OPS in significantly more playing time than he was expected to receive. He went into 2016 with a .239 average and a .644 OPS in 564 major league at-bats. He'll continue to play pretty regularly between left field and third base for as long as he continues to hit. Monday, 9:16 pm
    Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs Bal
  • Dozier benched for Monday's game vs. KC
    Brian Dozier is on the bench for Monday's game against the Royals.

    Advice: Dozier has just four hits in his last 38 at-bats and is batting .199/.284/.318 overall this season. Perhaps a day off will do him some good. Eduardo Nunez will fill in at second base and bat leadoff. Monday, 1:35 pm
  • Rougned Odor's appeal to be heard on Tuesday
    Rougned Odor is scheduled to have his appeal hearing on his eight-game suspension on Tuesday.

    Advice: John McHale, the Executive Vice President of MLB will hear the appeal and make the final ruling. Regardless of whether or not the suspension gets lessened, Odor is expected to begin serving his punishment on Friday. That means fantasy owners will need to have an alternative option lined up for next weekend. Sunday, 6:37 pm
    5:05 pm vs Pit
  • Rougned Odor not in Sunday's lineup
    Rougned Odor is not in the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Odor has had trouble in his career against Dallas Keuchel, so he'll get a breather for this one. Shin-Soo Choo and Mitch Moreland are also sitting against the southpaw, as the Rangers are going with Hanser Alberto at second base, Drew Stubbs in right field and Ryan Rua at first base. Sunday, 8:13 am
    5:05 pm vs Pit
  • Refsnyder picks up first two RBI against A's
    Rob Refsnyder swatted a two-run double in a win over the A's on Saturday.

    Advice: With two runners on and two outs in the fourth inning, Refsnyder connected with a Sean Manaea fastball to increase the Yankees' lead. It was his only hit in three at-bats. It was also his first MLB action of the 2016 season after being recalled earlier in the week. Refsnyder played right field in the game and could sneak into more starting lineups with the added durability after appearing strictly as a second baseman with the club last year. Saturday, 3:56 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @TB
  • Brock Holt to meet with concussion specialist
    Brock Holt will visit a concussion specialist on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's going to Pittsburgh, where he'll be looked at by Dr. Mickey Collins. The two have a history together as Holt sought Collins' help when he suffered his first concussion in 2014. Holt's injury actually occurred against Oakland on May 10 but he wasn't diagnosed for another week. He's hoping to be back Wednesday when he's first eligible to come off the disabled list, though that might not be realistic. Saturday, 1:39 pm
    Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Wilmer Flores to begin rehab on Tuesday
    Wilmer Flores (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday.

    Advice: Flores is expected to be activated from the disabled list as soon as he's eligible on Friday. He'll get a few games under his belt in the minor leagues to get his timing back before a return to a utility role with the Mets. Saturday, 10:23 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs x LAD
  • Blue Jays won't rush Devon Travis back
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons admitted Saturday that the club has no plans to rush Devon Travis back to the active major league roster.

    Advice: When asked if Travis, who is currently rehabbing at Triple-A Buffalo, could rejoin the club in New York, Gibbons responded, "I wouldn't expect that." Travis has been sidelined since the middle of the 2015 season due to multiple shoulder injuries and setbacks, so it's probably in their best interest to take a cautious approach. Barring any further setbacks, a return by next weekend seems plausible. Saturday, 9:14 am
  • Diaz drives in two runs in loss to D-Backs
    Aledmys Diaz went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored Friday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Diaz drove in a run with a ground out in the first inning before reaching on an RBI single in the seventh. The move to the No. 2 spot this week was long overdue and he should have a good chance to stick there if he continues to hit. By the way, he’s not slowing down. He has hit safely in seven out of his last eight games and four of them have been multi-hit games. Diaz is batting .373/.403/.634 overall. The Cardinals can’t possibly sit him when Jhonny Peralta (thumb) comes off the DL. Friday, 9:45 pm
  • Beckham has two hits, RBI vs. Phillies
    Gordon Beckham went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored against the Phillies on Friday.

    Advice: Beckham, who made the start out of the No. 2 spot, is now batting .394 (13-for-33) in 10 games since coming off the disabled list. We obviously don’t expect it to last given his track record, so steer clear in mixed formats, but there’s opportunity in this infield right now. Friday, 7:47 pm
    4:35 pm vs ^ Mia
  • Brock Holt goes on the 7-day concussion DL
    Red Sox placed INF/OF Brock Holt on the 7-day concussion disabled list, retroactive to May 19.

    Advice: It's unclear when Holt suffered the concussion, but the club is calling it a mild one, for what it's worth, so perhaps he won't be sidelined long. Chris Young figures to pick up some extra playing time in left field while Holt is on the shelf, although Blake Swihart has been playing some left field at Triple-A Pawtucket and he was recalled Friday. Friday, 9:37 am
    Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Carpenter's three XBH, six RBI pace Cardinals
    Matt Carpenter finished 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI as the Cardinals outlasted the Rockies 13-7 on Thursday.

    Advice: Carpenter is usually the one scoring the runs atop the Cardinals' lineup, but he made his RBI opportunities count in this one. The third baseman had RBI doubles in the second and fourth innings, giving him 10 doubles on the year, and he put the cherry on top with a three-run homer in the eighth. Carpenter is now hitting .259/.387/.537 with nine homers, 32 RBI and 28 runs scored on the year. Thursday, 9:43 pm
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @Was
  • Murphy hits two-run homer against former team
    Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in a win over the Mets on Thursday.

    Advice: Murphy has been victimizing everyone else, so it's only fair that he treats his former team the same way. The two-run blast in the first inning was his sixth of the season, giving him 27 RBI. Everybody just expected that he'd cool down eventually -- he's been hot since October, after all -- but Murphy is batting .397/.429/.636 with a little over a week left in May. Fantasy owners should enjoy the ride, however much longer it lasts. Thursday, 8:31 pm
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy Was - 1B,2B,3B
    4:05 pm vs StL
  • Jed Lowrie (shin) nearing a return
    Jed Lowrie (shin) took part in all baseball activities on Thursday.

    Advice: Lowrie went on the disabled list with a bruised shin last week but is already on the mend. It looks like he's close to beginning a rehab assignment. Lowrie should be activated on May 25, the first day he's eligible to come off the DL. Thursday, 4:52 pm
    Player Note
    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Brian Dozier back hitting leadoff
    Brian Dozier will return to the leadoff spot for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Dozier was moved down in the order last week following a prolonged slump. He hasn't hit any better from the No. 6 spot in the lineup but interim leadoff hitter Joe Mauer wasn't setting the world on fire either. Both players have been major disappointments on the fantasy circuit this year. Thursday, 2:23 pm
  • Aledmys Diaz batting second Thursday night
    Aledmys Diaz is batting second for the Cardinals on Thursday night against the Rockies.

    Advice: Finally the hot-hitting shortstop gets a bump up manager Mike Matheny's batting order. Diaz went 2-for-4 with a double on Wednesday and is slashing .376/.403/.648 over his first 134 plate appearances as a major leaguer. Stephen Piscotty is at cleanup for the Cardinals versus Colorado righty Jon Gray. Thursday, 12:01 pm
  • Brock Holt goes 0-for-4 for Red Sox
    Brock Holt went 0-for-4 in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader and is down to .239/.310/.354 in 113 at-bats this season.

    Advice: Chris Young seems to be finding his swing, so the Red Sox could give him more playing time over Holt in left field. Calling up Rusney Castillo probably isn't an option; he's hitting .275/.328/.330 in Triple-A. Blake Swihart might be a factor later, but not yet. Wednesday, 9:00 pm
    Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    7-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Jose Altuve goes 3-for-4 to lead Astros
    Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a walk as the Astros topped the White Sox 5-3 on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's Altuve's eighth three-hit game of the year, which leads the majors. Xander Bogaerts, Francisco Lindor and Jean Segura have seven apiece. Wednesday, 8:55 pm
  • Pedroia sits for Game 2 of DH vs Royals
    Dustin Pedroia is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Royals.

    Advice: Pedroia went 1-for-3 with a double in Game 1's 3-2 loss to the Royals. He will have the evening off, with Josh Rutledge taking over at second and batting sixth for the second half of the doubleheader. Wednesday, 3:02 pm
  • Kinsler goes yard in fourth consecutive game
    Ian Kinsler finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-3 victory over the Twins.

    Advice: Kinsler singled and scored in the first inning, smacked an RBI single in the third, and then took Twins reliever Taylor Rogers deep in the bottom of the sixth for a solo shot. The second baseman has now homered in four straight games and he boasts a .319/.367/.554 batting line with 10 homers, 24 RBI, and 37 runs scored in 39 total games this season. Wednesday, 1:18 pm
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) moves rehab to AAA
    Devon Travis (shoulder) has moved his minor league rehab assignment to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Travis hit .357/.375/.500 with five RBI in four rehab games (16 plate appearances) with High-A Dunedin. He could return to the Blue Jays over the weekend if everything continues to go according to plan. The second baseman hasn't played in a major league game since last July 28, when his left shoulder began barking. Travis would eventually need major shoulder surgery. Wednesday, 11:10 am
  • Jed Lowrie (shin) on track to return May 25
    Jed Lowrie (shin) is aiming to come off the disabled list when first eligible May 25.

    Advice: Lowrie began hitting over the weekend and resumed running this week, so he would seem to be on track to meet that goal. The second baseman has been on the disabled list since May 11 with a nasty right shin contusion. He was batting .302/.341/.345 with 17 RBI over his first 32 games this season for Oakland. Wednesday, 11:02 am
    Player Note
    Jed Lowrie Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:05 pm vs Det
  • Yankees recall Rob Refsnyder from AAA
    Yankees recalled 2B Rob Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Refsnyder was hitting .293/.336/.398 with two home runs and six stolen bases in 34 games this season at the Triple-A level. He has an intriguing fantasy profile with the speed and a bit of power, but the 25-year-old middle infielder might not play enough to carry immediate relevance in standard fantasy leagues. Tuesday, 3:43 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @TB
  • Report: Rougned Odor suspended eight games
    MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports that MLB has suspended Rougned Odor for eight games for his actions during Sunday's brawl with the Blue Jays.

    Advice: It's right around where most expected the suspension would fall. Odor plans to appeal, so he can continue to play until his case is heard. MLB is expected to announce multiple suspensions and punishments on Tuesday. Tuesday, 11:56 am
    5:05 pm vs Pit
  • Profar starting at 2B in Triple-A on Tuesday
    Jurickson Profar will start at second base with Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday.

    Advice: Profar has exclusively played shortstop so far this season. It's noteworthy as the Rangers brace for the news of a lengthy suspension for second baseman Rougned Odor. It's possible that Profar will get the call once the situation is finally settled. After missing essentially two years with shoulder issues, the 23-year-old is batting .273/.353/.424 with five home runs and 19 RBI over 34 games this season in Triple-A. Tuesday, 11:16 am
    Not Active
    5:05 pm vs Pit
  • Odor likely to get suspension around 8 games
    MLB Network's Jon Heyman hears that Rougned Odor is likely to get a suspension around eight games.

    Advice: That's right around where most have speculated, but MLB is expected to make an official announcement on Tuesday. Odor, who punched Jose Baustista in the jaw on Sunday, will have the ability to appeal the suspension. Additional suspensions are also expected. Tuesday, 10:15 am
    5:05 pm vs Pit
  • Suspensions coming Tuesday for TEX/TOR brawl
    MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that MLB will announce "multiple" suspensions Tuesday for Sunday's brawl between the Rangers and Blue Jays.

    Advice: Rougned Odor is expected to receive the lengthiest suspension for punching Jose Bautista in the jaw, but he won't be the only one. Josh Donaldson, Matt Bush, Kevin Pillar, Jesse Chavez, and Blue Jays manager John Gibbons are among those who could also receive fines and suspensions. Stay tuned. Tuesday, 7:45 am
    5:05 pm vs Pit
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