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  • Carlos Correa goes 3-for-5, hits fourth homer
    Carlos Correa went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and three RBI in the Astros' 16-4 rout of the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Correa was due to bust out with one of these; since hitting two home runs on April 6 he had remained quiet, going 23 straight games without a homer. There was no way American League pitchers were going to keep him down for much longer. He's back up to .276/.388/.469 for the year now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Mike Fiers gives up four runs to Twins
    Mike Fiers allowed four runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday versus the Twins.

    Advice: Fiers was served a win on a silver platter tonight, what with the Astros scoring six runs in the first two innings and nine through four. Fiers, though, gave up three in the third and one in the fourth and was finally pulled in the fifth with his pitch count up to 95. He's put himself in position to lose his rotation spot following the return of Lance McCullers from the DL. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Phil Hughes gives up six runs in loss
    Phil Hughes was tagged for six runs in two innings by the Astros on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hughes is 1-5 with a 5.85 ERA. Things don't seem hopeless here -- his 22/8 K/BB ratio and four homers allowed in 32 1/3 innings aren't so bad -- but with Minnesota's defense downgraded and the team simply looking like a trainwreck overall, his fantasy upside seems pretty well shot. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Astros recall Marisnick from Triple-A Fresno
    Astros recalled OF Jake Marisnick from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Marisnick saw 10 at-bats in April, but the Astros optioned him to Triple-A at the end of the month after he managed just one hit (and six strikeouts) in his limited action. Still just 25, Marisnick slashed .236/.281/.383 with nine homers, 36 RBI, and 24 steals across 339 at-bats last season at the major league level. He won't see regular playing time, but if he can carve out a niche for himself, he at least makes for a speed option off the bench for fantasy owners in chasm-deep AL-only leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:09 pm
  • Jose Altuve hits eighth home run
    Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and three RBI versus the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's eight homers in 106 at-bats for Altuve. In 2014, he had seven homers in 660 at-bats. He currently has five more extra-base hits (21) than he does strikeouts (16). Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Jason Castro homers, knocks in four
    Jason Castro went 2-for-3 with a homer, four RBI and two walks versus the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Castro was hitting .175/.299/.263 with no homers through Monday's action. Now he has two homers in two days, and he's upped his RBI total from two to seven. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Astros send RHP Michael Felize to Triple-A
    Astros optioned RHP Michael Feliz to Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Jake Marisnick will take Feliz's roster spot. The 22-year-old right-hander struggled in his first three appearances, surrendering 10 runs (nine earned) over 7 1/3 innings Feliz actually pitched well in his last appearance, tossing two scoreless innings during Wednesday's romp over the Twins. He figures to earn future appearances this season if he can hold his own in the minors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:04 pm
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    5:10 pm vs Sea
     
  • John Ryan Murphy goes 0-for-4
    John Ryan Murphy went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Wednesday, leaving him 3-for-40 on the season.

    Advice: At least the Twins pitchers had been performing much better with Murphy catching than with Kurt Suzuki behind the plate, well, at least until they gave up 16 runs in this one. The Twins might opt to send down Murphy to give him a chance to sort through his offensive struggles in the minors. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Mike Leake gives up four runs to Phillies
    Mike Leake was lifted after allowing four runs in five innings Wednesday against the Phillies.

    Advice: Leake had a very good spring, but he's opened the regular season by giving up four or five runs in six straight outings. We wouldn't go dropping him in mixed leagues -- he's just in such a good situation in St. Louis -- but it'd be great to see some improvement from him next time out against the Angels. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:47 pm
  • Stanton rips another homer in win over AZ
    Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-3 with double, a two-run homer, and a walk in Wednesday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Stanton is killing the baseball these days. He has six homers in his last nine games and, overall, is hitting .258/.374/.596 in 107 plate appearances. The strikeouts will prevent him from competing for a hitting title, but at 6-foot-6 and with 80-grade power, that's not what he's programmed to do. The 26-year-old is meant to crush homers to all parts of the field. He has an outside shot at hitting 50 this year, if he remains healthy. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:38 pm
  • De La Rosa can't escape sixth inning in loss
    Rubby De La Rosa couldn’t escape the sixth inning in Wednesday’s loss to the Marlins, serving up four runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: De La Rosa missed middle-middle on a 94 mph fastball to Giancarlo Stanton, something that rarely results in anything other than pain. His two-run blast capped the Marlins’ three-run third inning and ultimately ensured that the right-hander wouldn’t have a chance to pick up his fourth win of the season. De La Rosa continues to have a massive home-run problem -- he has his whole career -- and unless that’s somehow magically solved, the 27-year-old will always have issues with run prevention. He owns a 4.60 ERA in 29 1/3 innings this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:32 pm
  • Blackmon notches single, double in win
    Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-3 with a double in Wednesday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Blackmon missed a large chunk of April with a toe injury, but since his return to the lineup at the end of the month, he already has three two-hit games. Wednesday's double was his third of the season. While he is slashing a middling .240/.321/.400 through his first 50 at-bats, those numbers figure to rise as he re-acclimates to regular playing time. Last season, he hit .287/.347/.40 while cracking 17 homers, driving in 58 runs and swiping 43 bases. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:25 pm
  • Showalter won't rule out Britton (ankle)
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter would not rule out Zach Britton (ankle) for a possible appearance in Wednesday's contest with the Yankees.

    Advice: Showalter indicated that he wants more information on Britton's current health before he makes an informed decision as to the closer's availability. The 28-year-old left-hander sprained his left ankle over the weekend while attempting to field a bunt. Until Britton returns to action (which should be soon), Darren O'Day should continue to see save opportunities. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:49 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs NYY
     
  • Nicasio allows four runs in loss to the Cubs
    Juan Nicasio allowed four runs -- one earned -- over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: The three unearned runs came in the third inning, when Andrew McCutchen couldn't corral a hot shot to center field by Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist followed with a three-run shot. It's possible that error on McCutchen gets changed to a hit for Rizzo. Nicasio, a popular fantasy sleeper this spring, stands 3-3 with a 3.16 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 32/15 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings with the Bucs. He gave up eight hits and walked three on Wednesday. A road start against the Reds is next. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:12 pm
  • Tyson Ross (shoulder) still not throwing
    Tyson Ross (shoulder) still has not been cleared for throwing.

    Advice: Ross has been on the disabled list since April 9 with inflammation in his right shoulder and there is no timetable for a possible activation date. "He's still doing his stabilization exercises, feeling good," Padres manager Andy Green said Wednesday. "That process is ongoing until they determine that it's time to pick up a ball and throw." Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:01 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs NYM
     
  • Britton (ankle) throws successful pen session
    Zach Britton (ankle) threw a 10-pitch bullpen session Wednesday without issue.

    Advice: Britton has been on the shelf since spraining his left ankle last Saturday, but his return now appears imminent. Darren O'Day has been serving as the O's fill-in closer and earned his second save of 2016 on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:31 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs NYY
     
  • Matt Carpenter getting day off Wednesday
    Matt Carpenter is getting a day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Ruben Tejada will start at third base and Aledmys Diaz will serve as the Cardinals' leadoff man. Carpenter is sitting on a .235/.372/.418 slash line in 27 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:52 am
  • Nava (knee) expected to rejoin Angels on Fri.
    Daniel Nava (knee) is expected to rejoin the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: And manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Wednesday that Nava will resume serving as the Angels' primary left fielder, which probably means Rafael Ortega is headed back to Triple-A. Nava has been on the disabled list since April 16 with left patella tendinitis. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:36 am
    15-Day DL
     
  • Revere (oblique) expected to return Thursday
    Ben Revere (oblique) is expected to rejoin the Nationals on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

    Advice: Revere played a full nine innings of center field Tuesday in his fifth minor league rehab game and came out of it feeling fine. He's been on the disabled list since suffering a strained oblique in the Nationals' regular-season opener. Michael Taylor and Jayson Werth are probably both looking at a reduction in playing time with Revere returning to starting center field duties. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:31 am
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Revere (oblique) plays nine innings at AAA
    Ben Revere (oblique) played a full nine innings of center field Tuesday at Triple-A Syracuse.

    Advice: And he went 1-for-5 at the plate. It was Revere's fifth minor league rehab game, but only his first time playing all nine innings. The speedy center fielder is due to rejoin the Nats this weekend in Chicago. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:10 am
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Cozart (knee) returns to Reds' lineup on Wed.
    Zack Cozart (knee) is back in the Reds' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Giants.

    Advice: Cozart tweaked his surgically-repaired right knee in Sunday's series finale against the Pirates and was held out of the first two games of this three-game set with the Giants. It sounds like that was all mostly precautionary. The 30-year-old shortstop has an impressive .347/.350/.533 batting line in 19 games this season for Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:47 am
  • Moustakas (thumb) ties game as pinch-hitter
    Mike Moustakas (thumb) hit a game-tying, pinch-hit, two-run single on Tuesday versus the Nationals.

    Advice: Moustakas then scored the game-winning run on a Lorenzo Cain walkoff RBI single a few batters later. The third baseman was held out of Kansas City's starting lineup because of a nagging thumb contusion. He may be given another "bench day" on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:59 am
  • Cain delivers walk-off single against Nats
    Lorenzo Cain hit a walk-off RBI single to complete the Royals' 7-6, comeback win over the Nationals on Tuesday.

    Advice: It will go down in the scorebook as a single, but Cain tattooed a Jonathan Papelbon pitch to center that was just out of the reach of a sprawling Michael Taylor, plating Mike Moustakas and ending what was a three-run inning for the defending champs. Cain finished 2-for-5 in the game. After seeing his average dip to .200 a little over a week ago, Cain is 9-for-26 (.346) during a six-game hitting streak. It has his overall line up to .240/.305/.302. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:20 pm
  • Blackmon cracks first homer of season
    Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Blackmon led off the contest with a solo home run against Padres starter Andrew Cashner in the top of the first inning. The dinger was his first of the 2016 campaign. A toe injury sidelined him for two weeks in April, but he has legitimate fantasy upside now that he is back in action. Last season, the 29-year-old outfielder slashed .287/.347/.450 with 17 homers, 58 RBI and 43 steals. A 20-20 season is not out of the question if he can maintain his health over the coming months. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:12 pm
  • Cashner rings up quality start vs Rockies
    Andrew Cashner managed a quality start in Tuesday's win over the Rockies, yielding three runs on five hits over six innings.

    Advice: Cashner was not brilliant by any stretch of the imagination, but he persevered long enough for the Padre bats to overcome an early 3-0 deficit. All three of those runs scored in the first two innings (two in the first, one in the second). For the evening as a whole, the 29-year-old right-hander struck out six and walked three. He will carry a 4.85 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 27/13 K/BB ratio (27 innings) into his next outing, a home date with the Mets. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:03 pm
  • Seager busts game open with three-run homer
    Kyle Seager went 2-for-4 with a three run home run in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the A's.

    Advice: The Mariners already held a 5-1 lead when Seager strolled to the plate to face reliever Marc Rzepczynski with two runners on and nobody out in the eighth inning. He essentially put it out of reach with one swing of the bat, clocking a three-run home run to send the Oakland faithful home in a dour mood. Through his first 94 at-bats, Seager is slashing just .181/.274/.436 with five doubles, six homers and 17 RBI. The sky might be brightening, though, as Seager has notched three doubles, two homers and seven RBI over his last four games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:00 pm
  • Park connects for seventh homer versus Astros
    Byung-ho Park hit his seventh home run of the season Tuesday against the Astros.

    Advice: Park continues to assault the pitches he makes contact with, driving a Collin McHugh offering off the second-deck facade in right field -- his opposite field -- in the sixth inning. He also had a strikeout for the ninth consecutive game, giving him 25 punchouts in 22 games to date. That's what you get with Park, and the Twins will live with it if he keeps hitting the ball hard when he does connect. He's hitting .250/.318/.605 overall. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:47 pm
  • Carter blasts two homers in defeat of Angels
    Chris Carter homered twice and had three RBI as the Brewers edged the Angels 5-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Carter hit a two-run homer in the third inning and added a solo shot in the fifth. He's now got nine home runs, third-most in the National League, with 21 RBI and 17 runs scored. The power production comes as a shock to no one; the fact that he's hitting .287/.356/.713 while doing it is the real story. That won't last, but the power should, for what it's worth. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:22 pm
  • Revere (oblique) on track for weekend return
    Ben Revere (oblique) is on track to rejoin the Nationals this weekend in Chicago.

    Advice: Revere is playing in his fifth rehab game Tuesday at Triple-A Syracuse, though he's yet to go a full nine innings. The speedy center fielder has been sidelined since the first game of the 2016 regular season because of a right oblique strain. Michael Taylor and Jayson Werth figure to lose playing time upon Revere's return to Washington's outfield mix. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:09 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Moustakas absent Tues. due to thumb bruise
    Mike Moustakas is absent from the Royals' lineup Tuesday because of a bruised thumb.

    Advice: Moustakas originally bruised the thumb in Anaheim and then jammed it in Seattle. He might also sit out Wednesday. Christian Colon is starting at third base Tuesday night against Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:56 pm
  • Mike Moustakas sitting again Tuesday night
    Mike Moustakas is out of the starting lineup for the second straight day Tuesday.

    Advice: The thought was that he was just getting the day off on Monday, but it sounds like something could be up. The Royals should provide an update soon. Christian Colon is starting at third base versus Washington. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:46 pm
  • Zach Britton (ankle) could return this week
    Zach Britton (ankle) will play catch Tuesday and could return this week.

    Advice: Britton sprained his left ankle Saturday while trying to field an Adam Eaton bunt, but X-rays and an MRI both revealed no structural damage. He should be back soon, but Darren O'Day could vulture a save chance or two this week, so he's worth stashing for now in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:32 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs NYY
     
  • John Ryan Murphy exited from Monday's game
    John Ryan Murphy was ejected from Monday's game against the Astros.

    Advice: Murphy was tossed after arguing balls and strikes while catching. He went 0-for-1 with a walk before being replaced by Kurt Suzuki behind the plate. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:01 pm
  • Mike Moustakas not in Monday's lineup
    Mike Moustakas is not in Monday's lineup against the Nationals.

    Advice: He's just getting the day off. Christian Colon will cover third base and bat eighth versus left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:58 pm
  • Cozart (knee) not expected to miss much time
    Zack Cozart (knee) is not expected to miss much time.

    Advice: Cozart gave the Reds a bit of a scare when he was forced to exit Sunday's game against the Pirates with an injury to his surgically-repaired right knee, but he's merely dealing with some tendinitis and should be fine. He could play on Monday, but the Reds are understandably being cautious with him. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:11 pm
  • Britton (ankle) expects to pitch again soon
    Zach Britton (ankle) expects to be available out of the Orioles' bullpen within the next few days.

    Advice: Britton sprained his left ankle Saturday while trying to field an Adam Eaton bunt. X-rays turned up negative and he told reporters Monday that he's already feeling much better. He should return at some point this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:44 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs NYY
     
  • Zack Cozart (knee) not in Reds lineup Mon.
    Zack Cozart (knee) is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Monday against the Giants.

    Advice: Cozart left Sunday's series finale against the Pirates after suffering a right knee injury. He walked off the field under his own power, but it's the same knee Cozart had surgery on in 2015 so there's reason for concern. Look for more information from the Reds soon. Ivan DeJesus Jr. is starting at shortstop and batting second Monday versus Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:42 am
  • Daniel Nava to begin rehab assignment Monday
    Daniel Nava (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Inland Empire on Monday.

    Advice: Nava is only expected to need a couple of games to get his timing back before he's deemed ready to rejoin the Angels. His return could force Rafael Ortega back to Triple-A. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:41 pm
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  • Carter flashes power with a pair of homers
    Chris Carter was locked in during Sunday's 14-5 obliteration of the Marlins, finishing 3-for-5 with a pair of homers, three RBI and three runs scored.

    Advice: Not only did Carter homer twice, he also hit his 10th double of the season. The streaky slugger went yard with a two-run shot in the third inning and followed that up with a solo dinger just an inning later. After being non-tendered by the Astros over the winter, Carter is slashing a silly .278/.355/.671 with seven homers and 18 RBI for the Brew Crew. Fantasy owners should luxuriate in this hot stretch, because winter is coming. It always does with Carter. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:30 pm
  • Zach Britton (ankle) to undergo MRI on Monday
    Zach Britton will undergo an MRI exam on his injured ankle on Monday.

    Advice: X-rays came back negative on Sunday, but the O's want to make sure there isn't any structural damage. As long as the results come back as expected, Britton could avoid a trip to the disabled list and only miss a couple of days. Darren O'Day is the most likely candidate to see save chances in his absence. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:18 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs NYY
     
  • Zack Cozart exits with apparent knee injury
    Zack Cozart left Sunday's game against the Pirates with an apparent right knee injury.

    Advice: Cozart reached on an error to start the top of the eighth inning but then was met by a trainer at second base. He appeared to point to his right knee and then walked off the field. It's the same knee that Cozart had ACL surgery on last season, so it's reasonable to have some concern. The Reds should have more on Cozart's status later Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:56 pm
  • X-rays on Zach Britton's ankle are negative
    X-rays on Zach Britton's left ankle came back negative.

    Advice: Britton is using crutches and in a soft boot on Sunday, but he's feeling much better and expects to avoid the disabled list. The closer still figures to be unavailable for a few games, which means Darren O'Day or possibly Brad Brach or Mychal Givens could receive some save chances. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:53 am
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs NYY
     
  • Moustakas doubles in loss to the Mariners
    Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 with his sixth double of the year in Saturday's defeat to the Mariners.

    Advice: Moustakas used to never be a viable starting option against a left-handed pitcher like Wade Miley, but he's really come into his own as a player. He's now hitting .375 with a pair of doubles and a homer against southpaws this year and was the only offensive threat against Miley all night. Overall, the 27-year-old has a .273/.333/.580 slash line with seven homers and 11 RBI in 22 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:33 pm
  • Seager goes deep in win over Royals
    Kyle Seager launched fifth home run of the season off Yordano Ventura in Saturday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: Seager capped off a huge four-run first inning for the Mariners with a three-run blast. He followed it up with a double and a walk later in the game, making it a very productive night overall. The 28-year-old is only hitting .159/.266/.378 on the year but his .129 BABIP is by far the worst in the majors among qualified players. Expect his performance to skyrocket in the coming months, as that batted-ball luck sorts itself out. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:25 pm
  • Zach Britton leaves with a sprained left ankle
    Zach Britton exited Saturday's game against the White Sox with a sprained left ankle.

    Advice: He limped off in the ninth inning after trying to field a bunt by Adam Eaton, who reached on an infield single. Britton tried to flip the ball with his glove but couldn't connect with first baseman Chris Davis. He was later charged with a run when Vance Worley allowed the inherited runner to score. Manager Buck Showalter said Britton will be re-evaluated on Sunday before more is known. Darren O'Day would likely take over the closer role if Britton ends up missing significant time. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:30 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs NYY
     
  • Nava close to beginning rehab assignment
    Daniel Nava (knee) is expected to begin a rehab assignment early next week.

    Advice: It's good timing for the Angels with Craig Gentry battling back stiffness. Nava has sat out the last two weeks with left knee tendinitis but has been working out in Arizona and should begin a rehab assignment any day now. He was hitting .286 before the injury. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:21 pm
    15-Day DL
     
  • Byung-ho Park clubs sixth home run in loss
    Byung-ho Park clubbed his sixth home run of the season on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Tigers.

    Advice: Park's fourth inning blast off of Jordan Zimmermann wound up being the club's only offense in the contest. He finished the afternoon 1-for-4 with a strikeout and is now hitting .227/.288/.561 with a team-leading six homers and eight RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:05 pm
  • Mike Fiers allows two runs in seven innings
    Mike Fiers pitched seven innings of two-run ball Friday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Fiers has pitched quite well his last two times out, lowering his ERA from 6.48 to 4.97. It should be good enough to help him stay in the rotation following Lance McCullers' return from the DL. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:39 pm
  • Leake gives up five runs in loss
    Mike Leake struggled again Friday, allowing five runs over seven innings in a loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Leake gave up four runs in the fourth inning, including a two-run homer by Danny Espinosa. He struck out two and walked one in the loss. Signed to a five-year, $80 million deal over the winter, Leake is 0-3 with a disappointing 5.83 ERA through five starts. He’ll try to get in the win column next week against the Phillies at home. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:15 pm
  • Byung-ho Park goes hitless in loss to Tigers
    Byung-ho Park had a rough day at the plate in Friday's loss to the Tigers, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

    Advice: It has been a struggle at the dish in the early going for the Korean import, slashing just .226/.290/.532 with five homers, seven RBI and a 21/5 K/BB ratio in 69 plate appearances. The power appears to be legit, but he'll need to make more consistent contact in order to be a real factor in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:23 pm
  • Phil Hughes struggles in loss to Tigers
    Phil Hughes struggled in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday, surrendering four runs on seven hits over his five frames.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander walked two and struck out two on the night. The Tigers jumped on him early in this one, pushing three runs across in the top half of the first inning. Hughes' nemesis Miguel Cabrera then added a solo shot in the fifth inning to complete the damage against him. He'll carry a 1-4 record, 4.45 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Astros in Houston. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:20 pm
  • Juan Nicasio fans eight Reds in dominant win
    Juan Nicasio was in dominant form in Friday's victory over the Reds, punching out eight over seven shutout innings of baseball.

    Advice: Nicasio surrendered just three hits and a walk in the impressive outing. Through five starts he certainly looks to be another successful reclamation project for Pirates' pitching coach Ray Searage, as Nicasio has compiled a 3.33 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 29/12 K/BB ratio across 27 innings. He needs to be owned and started in all mixed leagues at this point for Wednesday's start against the Cubs. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:50 pm
  • Zach Britton secures sixth save on Friday
    Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning against the White Sox on Friday to secure his sixth save of the season.

    Advice: Britton retired all three hitters that he faced in order, one of them via the strikeout, to protect a three-run advantage. He now boasts a 1.93 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 11/2 K/BB ratio through 9 1/3 innings while making good on all six of his save opportunities. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:28 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm vs NYY
     
  • Rockies activate Charlie Blackmon from DL
    Rockies activated OF Charlie Blackmon from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Blackmon missed two weeks of action with a toe injury but is back at his regular spot atop the Rockies lineup on Friday. Prior to his injury, Blackmon was hitting just .185/.241/.333 with no homers and three RBI in his first eight games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 3:38 pm
  • Giancarlo Stanton getting a day off Friday
    Giancarlo Stanton is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just receiving a day of rest. The Marlins have Ichiro Suzuki in right field and in the leadoff spot in their first game without Dee Gordon. J.T. Realmuto and Adeiny Hechavarria are also getting breathers, as Jeff Mathis is catching and Miguel Rojas is at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:30 pm
  • Stanton smashes solo home run late in win
    Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Stanton's solo homer off reliever Pedro Baez in the eighth boosted the Marlin lead to 5-2 and offered a nice insurance run in the process. The superstar slugger is now slashing .253/.352/.560 with seven homers and 18 RBI over 75 at-bats as April draws to a close. Even with the somewhat middling average, he is an elite power hitter. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:06 pm
  • Matt Carpenter can't find hit in shutout loss
    Matt Carpenter went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: As a team, the Cardinals managed just three hits on the evening, so Carpenter shouldn't feel too bad for his struggles. He is slashing .241/.394/.456 with three homers, four doubles, a pair of triples and 16 RBI over hits first 79 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:16 pm
  • Rubby De La Rosa fans 10 in shutout win
    Rubby De La Rosa was clutch in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Cardinals, striking out 10 over seven shutout innings.

    Advice: De La Rosa allowed just two hits on the evening. He walked two and exited having thrown a tidy 94 pitches (65 strikes). It was a sparkling outing any way you cut it. Through four starts (seven appearances), the 27-year-old right-hander holds a 4.18 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 28/8 K/BB ratio. A road date with the Marlins shows next on his schedule as he tries to build on Thursday's fantastic start. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:10 pm
  • Jose Altuve homers, doubles twice in win
    Jose Altuve homered, doubled twice and scored three times Wednesday as the Astros topped the Mariners 7-4.

    Advice: Altuve has been a fantasy dynamo with his .330 average, six homers, 20 runs, 13 RBI and nine steals in 22 games in what amounts to one-seventh of a season. He has more homers this year than he did in 626 at-bats in 2013. Even in 2014, he had just seven homers in 660 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:11 am
  • Cozart homers in loss to the Mets
    Zack Cozart homered against the Mets on Wednesday, ultimately going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored.

    Advice: Cozart mashed a 2-1 slider from Matt Harvey over the left-field wall to leadoff Wednesday night's game. It's been a hot start to the season for the shortstop. He's hitting .397/.388/.603 on the year with two homers and seven doubles. That .411 BABIP is going to come crashing down to earth; however, he's a good bet for double-digit homers if he can stay healthy. That's not something to sneeze at for a shortstop, either. Only 17 of them did that a year ago. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:12 pm
  • Britton locks down fifth save of the year
    Zach Britton worked around a two-out RBI single to the Rays' Steve Pearce in Wednesday's 3-1 win, locking down his fifth save of the year.

    Advice: Britton has been so dominant over the past three years that his current 2.16 ERA would be higher than any of his full-season ERAs since 2013. The lefty has 10 strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings and remains one of the premier closers in Major League Baseball. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:27 pm
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  • Cashner cashed for six runs in loss to Giants
    Andrew Cashner pitched poorly in Wednesday's 13-9 loss to the Giants, surrendering six runs (three earned) on four hits over 2 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Cashner struck out just two while walking four in what was generally a sloppy start to watch. The Giants wasted little time in putting up runs on Cashner's line, turning in a three-spot in the first inning and another three-spot in the third. The latter would knock Cashner out of the contest. With a 4.94 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 21/10 K/BB ratio across five starts (21 innings), he's made for an inconsistent fantasy option. The 29-year-old right-hander will play host to the Rockies in his next scheduled start. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:08 pm
  • Revere (oblique) heads to Triple-A for rehab
    MLB.com's William Ladson reports that Ben Revere (oblique) will begin his rehab stint at Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday.

    Advice: The speedy center fielder reported there on Wednesday and should play at least half a game in his rehab debut Thursday night. Revere has been sidelined since the Nationals' season-opening game because of a right oblique strain. With his rehab stint about to get underway, an early May return is looking more and more likely. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:39 pm
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  • Revere (oblique) beginning rehab assignment
    Ben Revere (oblique) is beginning a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday night.

    Advice: Revere made it through a full workout on Tuesday and got the go-ahead for minor league games a few days earlier than expected. He should rejoin the Nationals early next week. The speedy outfielder has been on the shelf since April 6 with a right oblique strain. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:42 pm
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  • Blackmon (toe) to play nine innings at High-A
    Charlie Blackmon (toe) is scheduled to play nine innings of center field Wednesday with High-A Modesto.

    Advice: Blackmon went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his rehab debut on Tuesday, but the Rockies are more worried about his turf toe than any offensive results and he reported no physical issues during or after the game. Blackmon should be ready to rejoin Colorado's active roster this weekend if his toe continues to hold up. He's been on the shelf since April 13. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:52 am
  • Jose Altuve walks twice in depressing loss
    Jose Altuve went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: The Astros offense was nowhere to be found on Tuesday, with the team logging just three hits total against Nathan Karns and company. In addition to his two walks, Altuve also struck out once. The diminutive second baseman has done everything in his power to try to spark the team's winning ways from 2015 and is hitting .313/.412/.602 with five homers, 11 RBI and nine steals over 85 at-bats. Despite all of that happiness, the Astros sit at just 6-15. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:34 pm
  • Moustakas clubs solo homer in loss to Angels
    Mike Moustakas went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Moustakas opened the game promisingly enough, burning Angels starter Jered Weaver for a solo home run in the first inning. It would be his only hit on the evening, though, and an ineffective Edinson Volquez would ensure that the four runs scored by the Royals in the contest would fall in vain. Moustakas is hitting a shiny .267/.337/.613 with five doubles, seven homers and 11 RBI over his first 75 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:10 pm
  • Stanton stings Kershaw for three-run homer
    Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run home run off Clayton Kershaw in Tuesday's 6-3 win.

    Advice: Back-to-back RBI singles by Martin Prado and Christian Yelich had already brought home two runs against Kershaw when Stanton stepped to the plate with one out in the sixth inning. He did what sluggers do, turning a small inning into a big one and connecting for a three-run home run to center that traveled an estimated 425 feet. Yowza. Stanton's Marlins are treading water at 8-11, but that is through no fault of his own. He is slashing .246/.338/.536 with six homers and 16 RBI across 69 at-bats. With Tuesday's homer, he has now gone yard in three consecutive games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:45 pm
  • Ben Revere (oblique) took full swings Tues.
    Ben Revere (oblique) took full swings Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done that since landing on the disabled list April 6 with a right oblique strain. Revere is hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment soon with an eye on rejoining the Nationals during their upcoming road trip to St. Louis, Kansas City, and Chicago. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 1:13 pm
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  • Kyle Seager hits fourth homer
    Kyle Seager hit his fourth homer of the year Monday off the Astros' Doug Fister.

    Advice: Seager is still hitting just .141, but his slump might be nearing its end. It's not like he's been striking out a ton or struggling to hit for power... he should be just fine. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:35 pm
  • Giancarlo Stanton hits fifth homer in win
    Giancarlo Stanton homered, doubled and walked in the Marlins' 3-2 defeat of the Dodgers on Monday.

    Advice: Stanton has yet to get hot, but he has five homers in 17 games anyway. No one else on the Marlins has more than two. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:21 pm
  • Cozart drives in two runs versus Mets
    Zack Cozart drove in two runs in Monday’s loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Cozart delivered a sacrifice fly in the third inning before hitting an RBI single in the seventh. The 30-year-old has only drawn one walk this season, so he's not an ideal fit for the leadoff spot, but it hasn't mattered much so far. He's batting .389 (21-for-54) through his first 14 games. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:56 pm
  • Astros recall Michael Feliz from Fresno
    Astros recalled RHP Michael Feliz from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Feliz threw 107 pitches of mop-up duty in the Astros' second regular-season game and got shipped out immediately after so that the team could bring in a fresh bullpen arm. The 22-year-old righty returns to a long relief role. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:06 am
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  • Astros option Jake Marisnick to AAA Fresno
    Astros optioned OF Jake Marisnick to Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Marisnick was off to a dreadful 1-for-10 start this year in Houston, with six strikeouts and one walk in 12 games. He's better off getting regular playing time on the farm as he tries to work his way out of this early-season slump. Marisnick, 25, is buried on the Astros' talented outfield depth chart. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:04 am
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