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  • Javier Baez smacks grand slam Tuesday
    Javier Baez was hitless in his first six trips to the plate but launched a grand slam in his seventh at-bat in the 15th inning of Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Now that's how you turn your night around. Baez lifted a JJ Hoover offering over the center field wall, giving the Cubs some cushion in the extra-inning marathon. The free swinger is hitting just .256/.301/.430 with 40 strikeouts over 172 at-bats, but he's slugged seven homers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:03 pm
    New Player Note
    Javier Báez ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    9:35 am @Cin
     
  • Carpenter hits 14th homer, Cards top Royals
    Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored to help the Cardinals top the Royals 8-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Carpenter took Royals starter Yordano Ventura deep in the fifth inning for a solo shot, his 14th of the year. The dinger vaulted Carpenter to the top of the slugging percentage leaderboard in the National League, a distinction few would guess belongs to the 30-year-old. It's been that kind of year for Carpenter, whose 54 runs scored are second-most in the NL and who also leads the league with a 1.012 OPS. Carpenter is hitting .300/.420/.592 with 49 RBI overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 pm
    5:15 pm vs KC
     
  • Carpenter hits 14th homer, Cards top Royals
    Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored to help the Cardinals top the Royals 8-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Carpenter took Royals starter Yordano Ventura deep in the fifth inning for a solo shot, his 14th of the year. The dinger vaulted Carpenter to the top of the slugging percentage leaderboard in the National League, a distinction few would guess belongs to the 30-year-old. It's been that kind of year for Carpenter, whose 54 runs scored are second-most in the NL and who also leads the league with a 1.012 OPS. Carpenter is hitting .300/.420/.592 with 49 RBI overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:43 pm
    5:15 pm vs KC
     
  • Dozier keeps mashing, homers twice in victory
    Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with two home runs and all four RBI as the Twins blanked the White Sox 4-0 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Dozier now has four homers in his last three games and seven in the month of June, a month in which he's hitting .361 with 19 RBI and 18 runs scored. During a 10-game hitting streak, the 29-year-old has raised his average from .227 to .259. Reports of his death were certainly exaggerated, and Dozier now has 12 home runs on the year to go with that .259/.341/.463 line. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:14 pm
  • Lawrie steals two bases in loss to Twins
    Brett Lawrie went 2-for-4 with two steals in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Lawrie twice stole second base off the battery of Kyle Gibson and Kurt Suzuki, giving him six steals in nine attempts on the year. The second baseman also has 10 home runs, giving him a shot at his first double-double season since 2012. Lawrie is batting .245/.316/.416 overall. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 pm
  • Miller hits 10th home run in loss to Red Sox
    Brad Miller hit his 10th home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Miller connected with a Junichi Tazawa pitch in the seventh inning for the solo bomb. He's now homered four times in his last 11 games after hitting six in his first 58. Miller's .319 batting average over his last 12 games has his overall line up to .248/.299/.455. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:41 pm
    9:10 am vs Bos
     
  • Jose Ramirez drives in two, steals two bases
    Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a pair of stolen bases in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

    Advice: Ramirez singled in the first run of the game in the first and then provided some cushion with another RBI single in the ninth. The 23-year-old has been arguably the Indians' biggest surprise this season, stabilizing left field in the absence of Michael Brantley (shoulder) with a .292/.354/.424 batting line, four homers and 10 steals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:15 pm
    New Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm @Atl
     
  • Jace Peterson belts solo home run
    Jace Peterson smacked a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: He took closer Cody Allen deep in the ninth inning to cut the lead to two, but that's as close as the Braves would get. Peterson has taken over the second base job and leadoff spot since returning from the minors earlier this month, sporting a .333 average, two homers and a stolen base over 63 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:08 pm
  • Panik scratched with concussion-like symptoms
    Joe Panik was scratched from the Giants starting lineup on Tuesday due to concussion-like symptoms.

    Advice: Panik was hit in the head 10 days ago and passed his concussion tests on three consecutive days, but these things tend to linger. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Giants give him a couple of days off. Ramiro Pena will start in his place and bat seventh against Kendall Graveman and the A's. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:01 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • Josh Harrison not in Pirates lineup Tuesday
    Josh Harrison is not in the Pirates starting lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Mariners.

    Advice: He'll get a day of rest to clear his head as he's mired in a bit of a funk at the plate. Harrison is hitting just .131/.143/.213 with an 11/1 K/BB ratio over 63 plate appearances in his last 17 games dating back to June 10. Adam Frazier will start in his place at second base and bat seventh for the Pirates. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:40 pm
  • Aledmys Diaz (eye) will miss a few games
    Aledmys Diaz is expected to miss a few games until the swelling above his right eye subsides.

    Advice: Diaz is with the club and in good spirits after getting struck above the eye by a foul ball during Monday's game against the Royals. He went through the full concussion protocol after Monday's game, with everything coming back negative. Greg Garcia is starting in his place on Tuesday and should continue to see action until Diaz is cleared to return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:10 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:15 pm vs KC
     
  • D.J. LeMahieu expects to return on Wednesday
    D.J. LeMahieu (knee) said Tuesday that he's feeling much better and expects to return to the starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: LeMahieu was forced to leave Sunday's game with a left knee contusion and sat out on Monday as a precautionary measure. It's likely that Daniel Descalso will fill in again on Tuesday against JA Happ and the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:27 pm
    Day-to-Day
    12:10 pm vs Tor
     
  • Russell not in Tuesday's lineup
    Addison Russell is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds.

    Advice: He's presumably getting a breather. Javier Baez will start at shortstop and bat sixth. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:28 am
  • La Stella (hamstring) begins rehab stint
    Tommy La Stella (hamstring) went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a single Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: La Stella has been sidelined since June 7 with a right hamstring strain, but he could be ready to rejoin the Cubs within days. The 27-year-old has been a productive bench player this season, batting .291/.378/.494 over 38 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:33 am
    15-Day DL
    9:35 am @Cin
     
  • Beckham (hamstring) begins rehab assignment
    Gordon Beckham (hamstring) went 0-for-3 in a minor league rehab game with the GCL Braves on Monday.

    Advice: Beckham has been sidelined since June 1 with a left hamstring strain. Braves interim manger Brian Snitker said Monday that he's about a week away. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:26 am
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Cle
     
  • Zobrist with two hits in his last 23 at-bats
    Ben Zobrist is 2-for-23 (.087) over his last seven games.

    Advice: His average has tumbled from .316 to .295 in the process. Zobrist was held out of Saturday's lineup with a bruised left ankle, but he has been in there for the last two games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:18 am
  • Kipnis homers in return to lineup Monday
    Jason Kipnis (general soreness) went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in his return to the lineup Monday versus the Braves.

    Advice: Kipnis got the day off Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with general soreness. It shouldn't be a lingering issue. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:59 am
  • Aledmys Diaz (eye) to undergo further testing
    Aledmys Diaz (eye) will go to the hospital Monday night for further testing.

    Advice: Diaz was struck above the right eye by a foul ball in the ninth inning Monday versus the Royals, but the Cardinals don't believe he suffered a fracture to his orbital bone. Still, they'll send him for more tests to be on the safe side. The Cardinals should have an update on his status Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:40 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:15 pm vs KC
     
  • Nick Franklin homers, drives in five for Rays
    Nick Franklin went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and five RBI in Monday's win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Franklin was making just his second start in a week since being recalled and he certainly made it count. He doubled in two runs in the first, singled in one in the third and then took Koji Uehara deep in the seventh. While he might have earned another start or two with this performance, Franklin probably isn't going to play regularly enough to produce stable fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:35 pm
    Player Note
    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS
    9:10 am vs Bos
     
  • Aledmys Diaz exits after foul ball hits face
    Aledmys Diaz exited Monday's game against the Royals in the ninth inning after fouling a ball off his face.

    Advice: Diaz hit a foul ball which bounced off home plate and hit him in the forehead area. He walked off the field with a towel on his face. The Cardinals should pass along an update after the game. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:56 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:15 pm vs KC
     
  • Profar likely to be part of lineup Tuesday
    Rangers manager Jeff Banister said that Jurickson Profar will likely play first base Tuesday against Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia.

    Advice: Profar was out of the lineup Monday for the eighth time in the past 11 games. Banister intends to have him play "three or four" times per week, but he clarified that this estimate doesn't necessarily include starts. Profar continues to produce when he gets the opportunity, but the lack of playing time makes it difficult to rely on him in mixed fantasy leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:12 pm
    Player Note
    Jurickson Profar Tex - 2B,3B,SS
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Gyorko starting at first base Monday
    Jedd Gyorko will start at first base Monday versus the Royals.

    Advice: Gyorko will get the call with left-hander Danny Duffy on the hill for Kansas City. Matt Holliday will serve as the designated hitter while Brandon Moss gets a start in left field. Gyorko is batting eighth Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:38 pm
    Player Note
    Jedd Gyorko StL - 2B,SS
    5:15 pm vs KC
     
  • Wong not in Monday's lineup
    Kolten Wong is not in Monday's lineup versus the Royals.

    Advice: Not surprisingly, he's sitting against left-hander Danny Duffy. Tommy Pham will start in center field and bat ninth. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:36 pm
    Player Note
    Kolten Wong StL - 2B,OF
    5:15 pm vs KC
     
  • Holt still dealing with concussion symptoms
    Brock Holt is still dealing with some symptoms from his concussion.

    Advice: Holt began a minor league rehab assignment last week and concussion specialist Micky Collins thinks that he could be able to push through his current symptoms. The Red Sox expect Holt to be activated on Friday if all goes well. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:35 pm
    Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    9:10 am @TB
     
  • LeMahieu (knee) absent from Monday's lineup
    DJ LeMahieu (knee) is absent from Monday's lineup versus the Blue Jays.

    Advice: LeMahieu exited Sunday's game with a left knee contusion, but fortunately an MRI on Monday came back clean. He's still dealing with some soreness, but hopes to play Tuesday. Daniel Descalso will start in his place at second base and bat sixth Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:19 pm
    Day-to-Day
    12:10 pm vs Tor
     
  • Trea Turner starting in CF in Triple-A on Mon
    Nationals prospect Trea Turner is starting in center field Monday with Triple-A Syracuse, reports Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post.

    Advice: The Nationals are happy with Danny Espinosa at shortstop, so the club is apparently exploring an alternative route to get Turner to the majors. Turner has never played the outfield in pro ball, but he's athletic enough to be a quick study. Nationals center fielders (mostly Ben Revere and Michael A. Taylor) have combined for a major-league worst .587 OPS this season, so this situation is worth watching. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:13 pm
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs NYM
     
  • Red Sox call up Mike Miller from Pawtucket
    Red Sox purchased the contract of IF Mike Miller from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Who? Miller wasn't even in our database prior to Monday's call-up. The Red Sox are desperate to give Xander Bogaerts a day off and coudn't bring Deven Marrero back for another week after optioning him on Saturday. Miller has hit .251 this year with 10 RBI and seven steals in 46 games for Pawtucket. This is the 26-year-old's first stint in the major leagues. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:00 am
  • D.J. LeMahieu (knee) headed for MRI Monday
    D.J. LeMahieu left Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with a bruised left knee.

    Advice: He came out in the sixth inning after going 0-for-1 with a pair of walks. LeMaheiu landed awkwardly on his knee after diving for a single by Paul Goldschmidt. He'll have an MRI on Monday. Daniel Descalso replaced LeMahieu at second base and will probably start there during his absence. LeMahieu's .327 average is tied for third-best in the National League. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:51 am
    Day-to-Day
    12:10 pm vs Tor
     
  • Carpenter bombs two as Cardinals top Mariners
    Matt Carpenter blasted a pair of bombs at Safeco Field on Sunday, helping to power the Cardinals to an 11-6 victory over the Mariners.

    Advice: As a team, the Cardinals socked six dingers in the contest. Carpenter's first solo shot came in the sixth inning, extending their lead to 6-3. He then capped off the game's scoring with another solo blast off Vidal Nuno in the ninth. Carpenter also tripled in the contest, finishing the day 3-for-6 with three runs scored. He's having another outstanding season atop the Cardinals lineup, slashing .300/.419/.585 with 13 long balls and 47 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:44 pm
    5:15 pm vs KC
     
  • Flores (hand) picks up pair of hits in loss
    Wilmer Flores (hand) went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: While Flores was dealing with a left hand contusion entering the weekend series, he has played in-full during each of the last two games. On Sunday, he was the only Mets batter to finish with more than one hit. His ninth-inning RBI single drew the team to within 5-2, but that would be the last of the game's scoring. With a .240/.309/.368 triple-slash over 125 at-bats, Flores does not make for any sort of legitimate fantasy option. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:54 pm
    Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 2B,3B,SS
    4:05 pm @Was
     
  • Dozier hits one of six Twins home runs
    Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

    Advice: Let us pause to appreciate the sheer magnitude of the Twins' power display. All seven of their runs scored via the home run, with Dozier, Danny Santana, Trevor Plouffe, Max Kepler, Eduardo Nunez and Juan Centeno upping their homer totals by the end of the game. Dozier's was the only non-solo shot, as he cranked a two-run dinger off of Yankees starter/pinata Nathan Eovaldi in the sixth inning. After a sluggish start to the season, the versatile second baseman is now hitting .252/.336/.436 with 10 homers, 32 RBI and six steals across 266 at-bats. On the micro level, he has homered in back-to-back games. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:48 pm
  • Joe Panik sitting out on Sunday
    Joe Panik is not in the Giants' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a regular day off. Ramiro Pena will handle second base. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:10 am
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • Jason Kipnis (general soreness) out Sunday
    Jason Kipnis (general soreness) is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Kipnis left Saturday's game early due to what the Indians are simply calling "general soreness." "It's from hitting too many triples," said Kipnis. The second baseman should be good to go Monday. Jose Ramirez is at second base Sunday and Michael Martinez is in left field. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:48 am
  • Cliff Pennington (hamstring) runs the bases
    Cliff Pennington (hamstring) ran the bases on Saturday.

    Advice: Pennington is nearing a rehab assignment. The veteran infielder has missed a good chunk of the season with a pair of hamstring injuries. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:11 am
    Player Note
    Cliff Pennington LAA - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    12:35 pm vs Hou
     
  • Diaz blasts three-run home run on Saturday
    Aledmys Diaz blasted a three-run shot for his 10th homer of the season on Saturday, finishing the day 1-for-4 with a walk.

    Advice: Diaz is hitting .306/.365/.500 with 48 runs and 39 RBI. Those are great numbers for a shortstop who was available very late in drafts this spring. He got an opportunity to play when Jhonny Peralta got hurt and he made the most of it, keeping the gig when Peralta returned. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:59 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:15 pm vs KC
     
  • Panik hits two singles and scores a run
    Joe Panik was the only Giants batter with multiple hits on Saturday, finishing 2-for-4 with a run scored.

    Advice: Panik raised his batting average to .259 with the two singles. He has scored 45 runs to provide his owners with good value in that category, but he doesn't do enough in the other categories to make himself worthy of starting for a good fantasy team. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:28 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • LeMahieu, Rox pound out 11 runs vs. D'backs
    DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored as the Rockies pounded the Diamondbacks 11-6 on Saturday.

    Advice: LeMahieu had one of the team's three home runs on the day, his fifth homer of the year. The second baseman has been terrific in his last six games, going 13-for-28 with four RBI and five runs scored. The good stretch is a microcosm of what has been a stellar first half for the 27-year-old, who's batting .328/.392/.500 with 46 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:42 pm
    Day-to-Day
    12:10 pm vs Tor
     
  • Russell hits three-run homer against Marlins
    Addison Russell hit a three-run home run in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday.

    Advice: The homer was Russell's seventh of the year, giving him 40 RBI and 29 runs scored. The second-year shortstop is batting .245/.338/.392 in 68 games this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:35 pm
  • Kipnis leaves Saturday's game with illness
    Jason Kipnis left Saturday's game against the Tigers with an illness.

    Advice: Kipnis went 1-for-3 with a single before exiting in the seventh inning. Utility man Michael Martinez replaced him at second base and would likely get the start there Sunday if Kipnis is still feeling under the weather. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:28 pm
  • Lawrie homers twice as White Sox fall short
    Brett Lawrie hammered a pair of home runs Saturday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The Pale Hose matched a team record with seven home runs on Saturday, though all of them were solo shots. Lawrie legged an inside-the-parker in the second inning before taking R.A. Dickey deep again in the fourth. He added an RBI single in the sixth for good measure. The 26-year-old is now on pace for 20 home runs, which would best the 16 he belted last season. Unfortunately he's hitting just .241 with 88 strikeouts in 278 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:50 pm
  • Dozier socks solo homer in loss
    Brian Dozier socked a solo homer in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.

    Advice: His second-inning blast off Michael Pineda was the only offense of the day for the Twins. Dozier got off to a miserable start at the plate this season, but he’s batting .337 with 14 extra-base hits (including four homers), 13 RBI, and three steals over 23 games this month. We don’t expect the batting average to last, but he’s safe to use again in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:09 pm
  • Zobrist (ankle) not in Saturday's lineup
    Ben Zobrist is not in Saturday's lineup against the Marlins.

    Advice: Zobrist suffered a bruised left ankle when he was hit by a pitch on Friday. Consider him day-to-day. Javy Baez will start at second base and bat fifth against Paul Clemens. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:38 am
  • Miller to serve as designated hitter Sat.
    Brad Miller will serve as the designated hitter in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Orioles.

    Advice: Corey Dickerson was the DH on Friday, but he's starting in left field Saturday. Tim Beckham will make the start at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:09 am
    9:10 am vs Bos
     
  • Ben Zobrist diagnosed with bruised ankle
    Ben Zobrist was diagnosed with a bruised left ankle after going for X-rays.

    Advice: Zobrist was forced to exit Friday's game against the Marlins after he was hit in the foot by a pitch. He'll likely have to sit out Saturday's game, but consider him day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:07 pm
  • Kipnis triples twice in Indian's win on Fri
    Jason Kipnis hit two triples and knocked in three runners to help the Indians beat the Tigers on Friday.

    Advice: Kipnis tripled in two runs in the first inning, then tripled in another run in the fourth. His teammates failed to score him from third base both times. His .268/.325/.439 slash line isn't nearly as pretty as last year's .303/.372/.451 but his counting stats are looking better. His nine homers have already tied last year's total and put him on pace to beat his career high of 17. He has 36 runs and 38 RBI as well as four steals. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:00 pm
  • Beckham (hamstring) close to beginning rehab
    Gordon Beckham (hamstring) is expected to begin a rehab assignment within the next few days.

    Advice: He's been sidelined three weeks with a strained hamstring. The 29-year-old might only need a few games to get back up to speed. He was hitting .284 before the injury. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 2:01 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Cle
     
  • La Stella (hamstring) close to beginning rehab
    Tommy La Stella (hamstring) could begin a minor league rehab assignment as early as Monday.

    Advice: La Stella was placed on the disabled list two weeks ago with a strained hamstring. He's made steady progress and now it looks like La Stella could be back in the big leagues by the end of the month. He's played reasonably well in a utility role this year, hitting .291 while making starts at both second and third base. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:44 pm
    15-Day DL
    9:35 am @Cin
     
  • Joe Panik knocks in three with triple
    Joe Panik had a three-run triple against the Pirates in Thursday's win.

    Advice: The ball to right-center really should have been cut off, but Gregory Polanco was playing him to pull in center and Matt Joyce wasn't nearly quick enough to get there from right. It was Panik's fifth triple of the year, and he's up to 36 RBI. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:19 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • Panik's RBI double leads Giants to victory
    Joe Panik only had one hit on Wednesday, but it was a big one as he smacked a two-run double to lift the Giants over the Pirates 7-6 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Panik finished 1-for-4 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored. His key hit came in the sixth inning off Pirates' reliever Jared Hughes. Panik drove a double to left to score Ramiro Pena and Jarrett Parker, turning a one-run deficit into a one-run lead. Panik hasn't hit nearly as well as he did last year. His .259/.322/.409 slash line is essentially league-average across the board. That is not nearly as pretty as his .312/.378/.455 line from last year. While his rate stats may be down his counting stats are up. His seven homers are one behind his career high and he is on pace to blow past last year's totals in runs, RBI and steals as well. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:55 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:05 pm @Oak
     
  • Aledmys Diaz goes 3-for-4 with HR vs. Cubs
    Aledmys Diaz went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer Wednesday in the Cardinals' 7-2 defeat of the Cubs.

    Advice: Diaz singled off Jake Arrieta in the first and fifth before cranking a two-run shot off Carl Edwards Jr. in the sixth. The 25-year-old shortstop has met some natural regression, but he still boasts an impressive .310/.362/.496 overall batting line with nine home runs and 35 RBI in 67 total games this season. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:45 pm
    Day-to-Day
    5:15 pm vs KC
     
  • Dozier has three more hits, two runs vs. PHI
    Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Dozier had an RBI single in the first inning before swatting a run-scoring triple, his second triple in three games, in the sixth. In that three-game span, Dozier is now 7-for-13 with those two triples, a homer, three RBI and six runs scored. The stretch has been part of a terrific month of June that has Dozier's overall line up to .244/.335/.407. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:12 pm
  • Jace Peterson's heroics lead Braves past Fish
    Jace Peterson played the role of hero on Tuesday, delivering a walk-off RBI single in the 10th inning to lead the Braves to a 3-2 victory over the Marlins.

    Advice: Peterson set the stage two innings earlier, clubbing a two-run homer off of David Phelps to tie the game at 2-2 and force extra innings. Hitting out of the leadoff spot in the Braves lineup on Tuesday, he finished the night 2-for-5. He's now hitting .256/.348/.333 with one homer and 10 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:46 pm
  • Carpenter hits 11th home run in win over Cubs
    Matt Carpenter hit his 11th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Carpenter took Jason Hammel deep in the third inning for the solo job. After a slow start to the year, the 30-year-old has gotten better in each of the first three months, batting .385 in the month of June. The good run has his overall line up to .297/.417/.559 with 43 RBI and 46 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:06 pm
    5:15 pm vs KC
     
  • Profar hits two-run homer in loss to Reds
    Jurickson Profar hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Profar homered twice in his first seven games but hadn't hit one since June 3 before teeing off against Anthony DeSclafani in the second inning. He's currently got a modest six-game hitting streak going, with runs in three of his last four games. The 23-year-old has been great since being brought up, batting .345/.374/.517 in 22 games overall. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:16 pm
    Player Note
    Jurickson Profar Tex - 2B,3B,SS
    4:05 pm @NYY
     
  • Ramirez homers, scores twice in win over Rays
    Jose Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Ramirez' two-run shot in the eighth inning expanded the Indians' lead. It was his fourth homer of the year, giving him 25 RBI and 35 runs scored. He's had to make himself versatile to find his way into the lineup on a regular basis -- Ramirez has played four different positions this season -- and he's batting .292/.357/.425 through 62 games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:15 pm
    New Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm @Atl
     
  • Rays recall Nick Franklin from Triple-A
    Rays recalled INF/OF Nick Franklin from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Franklin had a brief stint with the Rays earlier this month and he's back now that Mikie Mahtook is headed to the disabled list. The 25-year-old was batting .247/.316/.388 over 58 games in Triple-A this season. He's unlikely to provide fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:52 am
    Player Note
    Nick Franklin TB - 1B,2B,SS
    9:10 am vs Bos
     
  • Addison Russell goes 0-for-4 in loss
    Addison Russell went 0-for-4 on Monday and is batting .170 in 53 at-bats this month.

    Advice: Russell is leading the NL All-Star balloting at shortstop, but it doesn't seem warranted at this point. His OPS peaked at .822 on May 14, but it stands at .688 right now. He's in no danger of losing his job, but he could be rested more frequently until his slump concludes. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:20 pm
  • Pennington (hamstring) not close to return
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that Cliff Pennington (hamstring) is still "a ways away."

    Advice: Scioscia said that Pennington is just beginning some "very low level" baseball activity, so a return isn't imminent. The veteran infielder has been sidelined since the end of May after aggravating a left hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:57 pm
    Player Note
    Cliff Pennington LAA - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    12:35 pm vs Hou
     
  • Wong starting in center field Monday
    Kolten Wong will start in center field and bat eighth Monday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Tommy Pham got the start in center field against Rangers left-hander Martin Perez on Sunday, but Wong is back out there with right-hander John Lackey on the hill for Chicago. The 25-year-old swung the bat well during his demotion and could be mixed league relevant again if he keeps it going in his return to the majors. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:33 pm
    Player Note
    Kolten Wong StL - 2B,OF
    5:15 pm vs KC
     
  • Brock Holt (concussion) set for rehab games
    Brock Holt (concussion) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

    Advice: Out since May 28 because of a concussion, Holt will be in the starting lineup at Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday night. And he should be back on the Red Sox active roster before the end of the week. The super-utilityman was batting .239/.310/.354 through 130 plate appearances when he landed on the concussion disabled list. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:36 am
    Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    9:10 am @TB
     
  • Josh Harrison goes deep in loss to Cubs
    Josh Harrison clubbed his third home run of the season in a losing effort against the Cubs on Sunday night.

    Advice: Harrison's solo shot in the fourth inning was the lone offense against Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks who was brilliant on Sunday. Harrison also singled, finishing the evening 2-for-5. He's having a terrific season at the plate, slashing .300/.328/.404 with three homers, 32 RBI and 12 stolen bases. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 8:35 pm
  • Jose Ramirez hits walk-off RBI single vs CWS
    Jose Ramirez hit a walk-off RBI single to end Sunday's 3-2, 10-inning win over the White Sox.

    Advice: With the game deadlocked at 2-2 entering the bottom of the 10th inning, Ramirez stepped to the plate against David Robertson with a pair of runners on and two outs. He won that battle, notching an RBI single to push the Indians to a 3-2 victory. That single would be his only hit in five at-bats. For the season, he is slashing a respectable .294/.361/.417 with 16 doubles, 24 RBI and seven steals over 204 at-bats. You could do worse for a bench piece in deeper AL-only formats. Rotoworld.com Jun 19, 5:20 pm
    New Player Note
    José Ramírez Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm @Atl
     
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