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  • Denard Span homers off Kenley Jansen
    Denard Span smacked a solo home run off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning of Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Span's solo home run to lead off the ninth merely served as cosmetic effect in this one, as the Dodgers held a 9-4 advantage entering the frame. The tater was Span's eighth of the season and pushed his RBI total to 43. In addition, the veteran outfielder is slashing .274/.337/.385 over 464 at-bats. There is no fantasy shine here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:39 pm
  • Davis launches three-run homer as A's roll
    Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and three runs scored in Tuesday's 9-1 win over the Indians.

    Advice: Davis opened the scoring in style by swatting a three-run home run off Danny Salazar in the first inning. He also singled and walked in the contest. For the season, the 28-year-old slugger is slashing .257/.300/.530 with 33 homers and 82 RBI over 440 at-bats. He has homered four times in his last 10 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:05 pm
  • Matt Kemp drives in three as Braves rally
    Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Kemp almost single-handedly rallied the Braves back from a 4-2 deficit. He started the comeback with a sacrifice fly in the fourth to cut the advantage to 4-3, then flipped the score completely with his two-run double with two outs in the top of the eighth inning. The veteran outfielder has picked up hits in nine of his last 10 games and is slashing .263/.296/.480 with 25 homers and 81 RBI. He has rocked at least 23 home runs in each of the last three seasons. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Late RBI single from Myers not enough for win
    Wil Myers went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Myers picked up an RBI base knock as part of a three-run ninth inning, but the Cubs held a 5-0 cushion to start the frame and managed to close out the win despite a few late rocky moments. For the season as a whole, the 25-year-old Myers is hitting .267/.343/.473 with 23 homers and 72 RBI. The overall numbers are fine, but he has struggled of late and entered Tuesday's game with just two hits in his last 23 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Yasmany Tomas exits with back stiffness
    Yasmany Tomas left Tuesday's game against the Braves due to mid-back stiffness.

    Advice: Brandon Drury pinch-hit for Tomas midway through Tuesday's contest, as apparently Tomas' back stiffened up on him during the proceedings. He was waylaid by a stiff neck earlier this month, but no word as of yet whether his current back ailment is in any way related. For the time being, Tomas should be considered day-to-day. He will be reevaluated on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:16 pm
    Day-to-Day
    6:40 pm vs Atl
     
  • Ellsbury clocks two-run home run in win
    Jacoby Ellsbury went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Ellsbury connected for a two-run shot off Taijuan Walker in the fifth inning, snapping a 1-1 tie in the process. The Mariners wouldn't score again as the Bombers cruised to an easy 5-1 victory. For his part, the speedy Ellsbury is hitting .262/.321/.368 with six homers, 42 RBI and 18 steals over 432 at-bats. He simply hasn't provided a ton of spark this season in terms of fantasy production. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Perez' two-run triple leads Brewers past Rox
    Hernan Perez hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning to help the Brewers get past the Rockies 6-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: The hit was Perez' only one in four at-bats, but it was a big one. With two outs and an 0-2 count, Perez slashed a Carlos Estevez pitch down the right field line and into the corner, plating both Jonathan Villar and Ryan Braun to give the Brewers a late lead. It was just the latest noteworthy performance for the 25-year-old this year, who's hitting .282/.308/.458 with 11 homers, 43 RBI, 35 runs scored and 23 steals in 87 games played. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:34 pm
    11:10 am vs Col
     
  • Maybin has stolen base, three RBI vs. Twins
    Cameron Maybin collected three RBI and stole a base in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Maybin drew a bases-loaded walk in the second inning, and a two-run single in the sixth inning gave the Tigers a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The stolen base was Maybin's first in two games since returning from a sprained thumb, and he's now got five RBI in those two games. Now that he's proven his health, the 29-year-old should move up in the Tigers' lineup after batting ninth Tuesday. Maybin is hitting .325/.397/.397 with 14 stolen bases on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:50 pm
  • Trea Turner goes 4-for-4 in loss to Orioles
    Trea Turner had three singles and a double in four trips to the plate on Tuesday versus the Orioles.

    Advice: It's the first four-hit night of the youngster's career. He also had a couple would-be stolen bases overturned by instant replay. Turner has stabilized the center field and leadoff spots for the Nationals, as he now sports a .320/.346/.536 batting line with four homers and 14 steals over 36 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:11 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bal
     
  • Lorenzo Cain drives in lone run for Royals
    Lorenzo Cain singled in the only run of the game in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Cain drove one to center field off of Andrew Cashner in the sixth inning to plate Paulo Orlando. He also had another single on the night, picking up two of the Royals' six hits. Kansas City has now won nine straight games to pull back into the American League Wild Card race. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:32 pm
  • Nick Buss homers, adds stolen base
    Nick Buss singled, hit a two-run homer and stole a base in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Unfortunately for Buss and the Angels, the outfielder's two-run shot in the second inning represented their only runs of the night. Buss has been getting regular playing time in left field, although he had been in a funk before Tuesday. The 29-year-old could carve out some AL-only value. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:16 pm
  • Josh Reddick (finger) remains sidelined Tues.
    Josh Reddick (finger) remains out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Reddick jammed his right middle finger on Sunday night while having room service delivered and sat out Monday afternoon's series finale in Cincinnati. He was able to take batting practice on Tuesday evening, which is obviously a strong indication that the injury is not serious. Rob Segedin will start in right field and bat seventh Tuesday versus Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:32 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:10 pm vs SF
     
  • Ethier (leg) to debut in mid-September?
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he's expecting Andre Ethier (leg) to be ready for activation around mid-September.

    Advice: Ethier will likely have to go through a lengthy rehab assignment first given that he's been out since March with a fractured tibia. The veteran outfielder began taking at-bats against live pitching this weekend at the Dodgers' spring training complex in Arizona and has reported no issues thus far. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:39 pm
    60-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs SF
     
  • Pagan (groin) back in Giants lineup Tuesday
    Angel Pagan (groin) is back in the Giants' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Dodgers.

    Advice: Pagan tweaked his groin while making a catch in the outfield Saturday against the Mets, but he escaped a serious injury. He'll start in left field and bat second on Tuesday night against righty Kenta Maeda. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:10 pm
  • Giants place Gregor Blanco (shoulder) on DL
    Giants placed OF Gregor Blanco on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement.

    Advice: Blanco could be facing an extended absence given the unpredictable nature of shoulder injuries. The 32-year-old utility outfielder has batted .225/.310/.313 in 101 games this season for San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:05 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm @LAD
     
  • Mariners option Stefen Romero to Tacoma
    Mariners optioned OF Stefen Romero to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Romero was only up in the majors for a couple days this time around. The 27-year-old is a .195/.242/.307 career hitter in 233 plate appearances at the MLB level. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:22 pm
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    12:40 pm vs NYY
     
  • Carlos Gomez could join Rangers on Thurs.
    Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Carlos Gomez could be called up on Thursday.

    Advice: That's assuming everything goes well in his third game with Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday night. Gomez went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI on Monday and is 4-for-9 so far at the Triple-A level. Texas signed the 30-year-old center fielder to a minor league contract last week after he was released by the Astros. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:16 pm
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    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Starling Marte not in Tuesday night's lineup
    Starling Marte is not in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday against the Astros.

    Advice: It's unclear if Marte is simply getting a breather or if his absence is related to a back injury he suffered earlier this month. Gregory Polanco is filling in at left field with Matt Joyce getting the nod in right. Marte has already matched a career-high with 41 steals this year. That ranks third in the majors behind Billy Hamilton and Jonathan Villar. Daily Slant: With Marte out of the lineup, Matt Joyce will bat 2nd and while the match-up with Joe Musgrove isn't an elite one, Joyce is priced near the minimum on most DFS outlets. He's one of the stronger value plays to emerge so far tonight - he's racked up an elite .454 wOBA, .361 ISO and 36.2 hard% against RHP at home this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:46 pm
  • Jays activate Kevin Pillar (thumb) off the DL
    Blue Jays activated OF Kevin Pillar from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He missed the minimum 15 days with a sprained thumb. Pillar will reclaim his starting job in center field with Melvin Upton shifting over to the left side. The 27-year-old is an elite defensive player but doesn't offer much fantasy appeal. He's hit .261 with seven homers and 10 steals over 421 at-bats this year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:27 pm
  • Marlins claim OF Oswaldo Arcia off waivers
    Marlins claimed OF Oswaldo Arcia off waivers from the Rays.

    Advice: The Rays designated him for assignment on Friday. This will be the third team Arcia has played for in 2016. The 25-year-old hasn't hit much this year (.229 with six homers in 157 at-bats) but he'll give the Marlins some outfield depth while Giancarlo Stanton recovers from a strained groin. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:15 pm
  • Marlins place Dietrich (knee) on 15-day DL
    Marlins placed 2B Derek Dietrich on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee contusion.

    Advice: The move was made retroactive to August 19. It clears a roster spot for Oswaldo Arcia, who was claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay. Dietrich was an effective hitter before the All-Star break (.303 AVG in 231 at-bats) but has slumped in the second half by hitting only .195 over his last 77 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:10 pm
    New Player Note
    Derek Dietrich Mia - 1B,2B,3B,OF
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs KC
     
  • Peterson (neck, shoulder) returns as pinch-hitter
    Jace Peterson (neck, shoulder) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Monday night's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He was originally in the starting lineup but was scratched prior to the game after feeling tightness in his neck and shoulder. Peterson hurt himself running into the center field wall in Sunday's series finale against Washington. He should be available off the bench Tuesday night but it's unclear if he's ready to return to the starting lineup. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 am
  • Coats optioned to make room for Garcia
    White Sox optioned OF Jason Coats to Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: He was sent down to make room for Avisail Garcia, who is back after missing a couple weeks with a sprained knee. Coats hit .189 with one homer and three RBI over 37 at-bats in his first big league stint. There's a good chance we'll see him back in the majors next month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:32 am
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    5:10 pm vs Phi
     
  • Weeks (ankle) has pinch-hit single Monday
    Rickie Weeks (ankle) had a pinch-hit single Monday against the Braves.

    Advice: Weeks left Saturday's game with a mild right ankle sprain, but it's not a major concern. The 33-year-old has been useful in part-time duty this season, batting .252 with eight homers and a .796 OPS over 92 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:26 am
    Day-to-Day
    6:40 pm vs Atl
     
  • Gomez has three hits in Triple-A game
    Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with a triple and two RBI Monday with Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Gomez signed a minor league deal with the Rangers over the weekend and is now 4-for-9 with a triple and a double through his first two games in Triple-A. He's expected to play a handful more games in the minors before joining the major league roster. The plan calls for him to serve as the regular left fielder down the stretch. The 30-year-old was batting just .210/.272/.322 over 323 plate appearances prior to being released by the Astros this month. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:11 am
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    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Jason Heyward hits sixth homer
    Jason Heyward hit his sixth homer of the year Monday against the Padres.

    Advice: It was his second homer in two months, and it gave him his first two RBI since Aug. 5. It's probably going to take more than just the one for him to regain his confidence. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:41 pm
  • Khris Davis fans four times
    Khris Davis struck out all four times he was up in Monday's loss to the Indians.

    Advice: Davis now has a career high in strikeouts (125) to go along with his highs in homers (32) and RBI (79) this season. He has just 20 walks and 18 doubles in 469 plate appearances, so he's not doing much when he isn't homering. Still, he's homering enough to make up for it. Rotoworld.com Monday, 9:57 pm
  • Peterson scratched from Monday's lineup
    Jace Peterson was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Peterson is dealing with some soreness after colliding with the wall during Sunday's game. He expects to be ready to play Tuesday. Chase d’Arnaud will start in his place at second base on Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:21 pm
  • Reddick got finger caught in door
    Josh Reddick said after Monday's game that he injured his right middle finger Sunday night when he got his hand caught in a door while ordering room service.

    Advice: Because his tenure with the Dodgers hasn't been rough enough already. Reddick was scratched from Monday's lineup as a result and called the injury "rock bottom." The 29-year-old is batting just .152/.211/.167 through 71 plate appearances since being acquired by the Dodgers. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:45 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:10 pm vs SF
     
  • Jason Heyward back in Cubs' lineup Monday
    Jason Heyward is back in the Cubs' lineup Monday against the Padres.

    Advice: The struggling Heyward was held out of the lineup for the entire weekend series at Coors Field, but he's back in there Monday and hitting sixth against Edwin Jackson. Kris Bryant will start in left field Monday while Javier Baez plays third. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:25 pm
  • Reddick scratched Monday with jammed finger
    Josh Reddick was scratched from the Dodgers' starting lineup on Monday due to a jammed middle finger on his right hand.

    Advice: Andrew Toles will start in his place against Reds right-hander Homer Bailey. Reddick has been a disappointment so far with Los Angeles, slashing .152/.211/.167 with zero homers and zero RBI in 71 plate appearances. He said he's unsure how or when he suffered the jammed finger. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:55 am
    Day-to-Day
    7:10 pm vs SF
     
  • Denard Span goes hitless in loss to Mets
    Denard Span had a rough night at the plate on Sunday, going hitless in four at-bats as the Giants were shutout by Noah Syndergaard and the Mets.

    Advice: As a team, the Giants were only able to generate three total hits, so Span wasn't alone in his ineffectiveness. The Giants' leadoff hitter is now hitting .272/.335/.377 on the season with seven homers and 42 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:39 pm
  • Jace Peterson ends extras with walk-off homer
    Jace Peterson hit a solo walk-off home run to end Sunday's 7-6, 10-inning win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Peterson also had an infield single in the sixth inning. He improved on that little hit -- and then some -- by clocking the game-winning home run off Shawn Kelley with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning. For the season, the 26-year-old second baseman has hit to a .255/.348/.389 triple-slash with seven homers and 22 RBI across 247 at-bats. Despite Sunday's heroics, Peterson holds no fantasy intrigue. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:45 pm
  • Khris Davis launches 32nd home run of '16
    Khris Davis slugged his 32nd home run of the season on Sunday against the White Sox.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot in the top of the fourth inning off White Sox starter Jose Quintana and gave the A's their only runs of the game. Davis is batting just .257 with a .299 on-base percentage, but the 28-year-old slugger is on pace for 42 home runs and 103 RBI. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:19 pm
  • Cameron Maybin activated from disabled list
    Tigers activated OF Cameron Maybin from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Maybin faced Jordan Zimmermann (lat) in a simulated game Sunday and apparently looked good enough to force his way back onto the roster. He's in center field and batting second against Henry Owens and the Red Sox on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:49 am
  • Andre Ethier (leg) facing live pitching
    Andre Ethier (leg) has been taking at-bats against live pitching at the Dodgers' spring training complex.

    Advice: Manager Dave Roberts also noted that Ethier is running at about 75 percent. The veteran outfielder's recovery from a fractured right tibia has come along very slowly, but it does appear he's starting to make some strides. Ethier will try to contribute in some kind of role next month. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:23 am
    60-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs SF
     
  • Banister: Gomez will be Rangers' everyday LF
    Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Sunday that Carlos Gomez will be the team's everyday left fielder when he's called up on Thursday.

    Advice: The Rangers decided to take a shot on Gomez with Shin-Soo Choo (forearm) out for the season, and evidently the plan is to stick him in the lineup regularly. Gomez is currently at Triple-A Round Rock, where he'll get in a handful of at-bats before joining the big club. The veteran outfielder has batted only .210/.272/.322 over 323 plate appearances this season, making him hard to trust in fantasy leagues even though he's got an everyday job again. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 8:15 am
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    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Rickie Weeks leaves with right ankle sprain
    Rickie Weeks left Saturday's game against the Padres with a mild right ankle sprain.

    Advice: Weeks was 0-for-3 when he left in the eighth inning. Michael Bourn entered the game in his place with Mitch Hanigar shifting from center field to left. Until we know more, consider Weeks day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:53 pm
    Day-to-Day
    6:40 pm vs Atl
     
  • Cain collects three hits, three RBI vs. Twins
    Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored in a win over the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: Cain swatted a two-run double in the third inning and added a sacrifice fly RBI later in the game. He's now hit in six straight games, going 14-for-27 with eight RBI and five runs scored in those six contests. It's nice to see him rounding into form after he showed some rust following activation from the disabled list in late July. Cain is now hitting .289/.333/.408 overall. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:06 pm
  • Angel Pagan (groin) could be back Tuesday
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy is hopeful Angel Pagan (groin) will return to the lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: That means Pagan won't be in the lineup on Sunday. Pagan tweaked his groin while hauling in a line drive in the third inning Saturday against the Mets. Gregor Blanco replaced him in left field and will likely get the start there on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:34 pm
  • Angel Pagan exits with right groin tightness
    Angel Pagan left Saturday's game against the Mets with right groin tightness.

    Advice: He went 1-for-2 with a single before exiting. Gregor Blanco took over for Pagan in left field at the start of the fourth inning. Until the Giants provide an update, we'll consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 3:28 pm
  • Gomez signs minor league deal with Rangers
    Rangers signed OF Carlos Gomez to a minor league contract.

    Advice: Gomez will report to Triple-A Round Rock where he'll play a handful of games before joining the Rangers Thursday for the start of their 10-game homestand. When he arrives in the big leagues, Gomez will likely move into a right field platoon with Nomar Mazara. The Rangers needed an outfielder with Shin-Soo Choo (wrist, forearm) out for the season. Gomez also drew interest from the Marlins and Giants before joining Texas. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:19 pm
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    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Cameron Maybin (thumb) to take BP on Saturday
    Cameron Maybin (thumb) will take batting practice on Saturday.

    Advice: It's another step forward for Maybin, who has spent most of the month battling a sprained thumb. If Maybin's BP session goes well, he could start a rehab assignment in the near future. Andrew Romine and Tyler Collins have been sharing center-field duties during his absence. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:55 pm
  • Slumping Reddick not in Saturday's lineup
    Josh Reddick is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Reds.

    Advice: Manager Dave Roberts said Reddick has been pressing lately and he wanted to give him a day to recharge. The 29-year-old has hit just .164 since joining the Dodgers at the trade deadline. Rookie Rob Segedin will hold down the fort in right field while batting fifth against Reds lefty Brandon Finnegan. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:45 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:10 pm vs SF
     
  • Heyman: Rangers on the verge of signing Gomez
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports the Rangers are close to signing Carlos Gomez.

    Advice: Gomez has also been linked to the Marlins and Giants in recent days, though it looks like he's on his way to Texas. With Shin-Soo Choo (wrist, forearm) out for the season, Gomez will likely form a platoon with Nomar Mazara in right field. Gomez was having a dreadful year before the Astros dumped him, hitting just .210 with five homers, 29 RBI and 13 steals in 85 appearances. Hopefully he'll benefit from a change of scenery. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 1:20 pm
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    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Jason Heyward will sit out entire weekend
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that he plans to rest Jason Heyward for the entire weekend series against the Rockies at Coors Field.

    Advice: The Cubs face two left-handers in the three game set, so it's a good opportunity for Maddon to sit down the struggling outfielder and let him clear his head. Heyward is hitting a disappointing .225/.304/.313 with five homers, 32 RBI and a 77/42 K/BB ratio over 458 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:07 am
  • Jacoby Ellsbury goes 3-for-5, homers
    Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 and homered Friday against the Angels.

    Advice: The homer was his first of the second half. He entered the night hitting .224/.272/.267 with just one steal in 116 at-bats since the All-Star break. Still, the Yankees haven't used his struggles as an excuse to move him down in the lineup or to give him less playing time. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:24 pm
  • Reddick singles, draws walk in loss
    Josh Reddick went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout in Friday’s loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Reddick is now batting .164/.227/.180 with zero homers and zero RBI through his first 66 plate appearances with the Dodgers. He has one double and nine singles out of his 10 hits with his new club. It has been a rough start for the impending free agent, but we’re expecting better things down the stretch. The plan calls for him to get a scheduled day off on Saturday to clear his head. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:53 pm
    Day-to-Day
    7:10 pm vs SF
     
  • Trea Turner logs three hits in win on Friday
    Trea Turner went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored as the Nationals topped the Braves 7-6 on Friday evening in Atlanta.

    Advice: The impressive rookie infielder continues to be a spark plug atop the Nationals lineup, slashing .328/.348/.550 with three homers, 17 RBI and 11 stolen bases in only 143 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:39 pm
    4:05 pm vs Bal
     
  • Khris Davis slugs homer No. 31 in win
    Khris Davis went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and four runs scored in Friday’s win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Davis also singled and doubled in the victory. He’s now up to 31 homers on the year. Only Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Trumbo have hit more in MLB. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:05 pm
  • Mariners recall Stefen Romero from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled OF Stefen Romero from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: The 27-year-old outfielder has crushed the ball at Triple-A but struggled in his limited time with the M's this season, slashing a mere .200/.188/.267 in 16 plate appearances. He'll work in a reserve outfielder role, limiting any potential fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:15 pm
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    12:40 pm vs NYY
     
  • Cameron Maybin (thumb) hits off tee
    Cameron Maybin (thumb) took 30 swings off a tee on Thursday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's swung a bat since going on the disabled list with a Grade 2 left thumb sprain. He'll do some more hitting on Friday. It's looking like Maybin might have a shot to return before the end of the month if he keeps progressing. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:09 pm
  • Rays designate Oswaldo Arcia for assignment
    Rays activated OF Oswaldo Arcia from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

    Advice: The 25-year-old got off to a hot start after the Rays acquired him in a trade, but he wound up batting just .259/.328/.444 over 61 plate appearances. Arcia will get another shot somewhere, but the former top prospect has certainly been a bust after a promising start to his career. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:34 pm
  • Marlins, Giants possible fits for OF Gomez
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Marlins and Giants are "among the possible landing spots" for Carlos Gomez.

    Advice: We've known about the Marlins' interest for a while now and they are certainly an obvious fit after Giancarlo Stanton's season-ending groin injury. It's the first time that the Giants have been mentioned as a possible fit for Gomez, but they might be looking to shake things up since they've played so poorly since the All-Star break. The Cardinals and Mets had previously been mentioned as having interest in Gomez, but it appears those two clubs have moved on. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:02 am
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    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Carlos Gomez placed on release waivers
    The Astros have placed Carlos Gomez on release waivers.

    Advice: They were apparently unable to work out a trade, and Gomez will officially become a free agent over the weekend. Houston remains on the hook for what remains of his $9 million salary, so whoever signs Gomez will only have to pay him a prorated portion of the veteran minimum. With the Cardinals' and Mets' interest in the outfielder apparently overblown, the Marlins look like a good bet to sign Gomez. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:27 am
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    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Cardinals no longer pursuing Carlos Gomez
    Mark Saxon of ESPN reports that the Cardinals are no longer purusing Carlos Gomez.

    Advice: There was some interest, but Randal Grichuk has hit well since his return from Triple-A Memphis and the Cardinals have other internal center field options like Tommy Pham and Jeremy Hazelbaker. Gomez was designated for assignment by the Astros eight days ago after batting just .210/.272/.322 over 323 plate appearances. His defense has also taken a hit in 2016. Houston will probably officially release Gomez this weekend. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:40 am
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    4:10 pm @Cin
     
  • Tomas hits two homers, nets six RBI in rout
    Yasmany Tomas had two homers, a triple, six RBI and a walk Wednesday as the Diamondbacks crushed the Mets 13-5.

    Advice: Tomas has four two-homer games just since the All-Star break, and he's hit 25 homers overall. That he hardly ever walks remains an issue, but he's always maintained a decent batting average and power stroke as a major leaguer. It seems like he'll be a respectable, if potentially overrated, fantasy regular going forward. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:18 pm
    Day-to-Day
    6:40 pm vs Atl
     
  • Rickie Weeks hits two homers
    Rickie Weeks homered twice and knocked in five runs Wednesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Weeks has been a bit player most of the year, but he's getting starts against lefties now and capitalizing. He's batting .247 with eight homers, five of which have come against southpaws. Maybe a contender will want to add him to its bench before the end of the month. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:12 pm
    Day-to-Day
    6:40 pm vs Atl
     
  • Span getting the day off on Wednesday
    Denard Span is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Eduardo Nunez will bat leadoff and Gregor Blanco will start in center field in the afternoon tilt against the Pirates. Span is batting just .263/.329/.361 this year. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:20 am
  • Pillar (thumb) remains on track for August 23
    Kevin Pillar (thumb) remains on track to come off the disabled list when first eligible next Tuesday.

    Advice: Pillar will work out with his Blue Jays teammates on Friday in Cleveland before embarking on a short minor league rehab assignment over the weekend. He has been on the disabled list since August 8 with a sprained left thumb. Melvin Upton is drawing the majority of the starts in center field in Pillar's absence. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:15 am
  • Ellsbury getting the day off Wednesday
    Jacoby Ellsbury is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: Aaron Hicks will start in center field and bat ninth versus Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ. The left-handed Ellsbury owns a disappointing .263/.326/.361 batting line in 110 games this season with New York. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:39 am
  • Perez hits 10th homer in loss against Cubs
    Hernan Perez went 2-for-4 with his 10th home run of the season in Tuesday's nightcap against the Cubs.

    Advice: Perez hit what seemed like a meaningless homer with two outs in the ninth inning of a four-run game, but the Brewers put together a small rally to bring the tying run to the plate before Aroldis Chapman snuffed out the comeback attempt. The homer was the 10th for Perez in what is shaping up to be a breakout year for the 25-year-old. He's hitting .286/.312/.456 with 21 steals to go along with those 10 homers. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:02 pm
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  • Nick Buss doubles twice in loss
    Nick Buss, who was called up Saturday, doubled twice off Felix Hernandez in a losing cause Monday.

    Advice: The Angels have gotten nothing at all out of left field this year, so the 29-year-old Buss is getting his chance now. He's not going to turn into a 2017 option for the club, but he should have some AL-only value while receiving significant playing time now. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:10 pm
  • Lorenzo Cain reaches four times Monday
    Lorenzo Cain reached base four times in Monday's victory over the Tigers.

    Advice: He walked twice and had a couple singles, with one of them driving in a run. Cain had been in a horrible slump, but he's now tallied six hits over his last seven at-bats. His batting line for the season is sitting at .283/.327/.399. Rotoworld.com Monday, 7:42 pm
  • Mets not showing interest in Gomez trade
    The Mets haven't shown interest in trading for Carlos Gomez since he was designated for assignment by the Astros last week, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

    Advice: Things could change depending on roster need, but Rubin speculates that it's unlikely the Mets' stance will change assuming he becomes a free agent. The Mets have been mentioned as a possible fit for the righty-hitting Gomez, but Justin Ruggiano (hamstring) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday and could be activated later this week. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:33 pm
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  • Pillar (thumb) played catch Monday
    Kevin Pillar (thumb) played catch again on Monday.

    Advice: Pillar landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a sprained left thumb, but he remains on track to be activated when he's first eligible on August 22. "We think when that time is up, he'll be all right," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. "They think he'll be good." Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:45 pm
  • Report: Marlins indeed interested in Gomez
    Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports that the Marlins are indeed interested in Carlos Gomez.

    Advice: Gomez has drawn interest from multiple teams since being designated for assignment last week, but it's no surprise to see the Marlins in the mix now that Giancarlo Stanton is slated to miss the remainder of the season. Morosi writes that the Marlins are looking for a right-hander bat who can play all over the outfield, so Gomez certainly qualifies. There should be more clarity on the situation in the next couple of days. Rotoworld.com Monday, 4:04 pm
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  • Marte (back) returns to Pirates' lineup
    Starling Marte (back) has returned to the Pirates' lineup Monday versus the Giants.

    Advice: Marte left Saturday's game with upper back discomfort and was scratched from Sunday's lineup, but now he's ready to return to action. He's batting fifth against left-hander Matt Moore. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:39 pm
  • Maybin (thumb) shagged fly balls this weekend
    Cameron Maybin (thumb) shagged fly balls over the weekend without issue.

    Advice: "He said he’s been feeling better the last couple of days," manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday. "Which is a good sign. It didn’t bother him to close the glove at all." Maybin should soon resume swinging a bat and could be ready to return from the disabled list next week. He's been out since August 9, retroactive to August 4, with a Grade 2 left thumb sprain. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:50 am
  • Davis clubs 30th home run in loss Sunday
    Khris Davis clubbed his 30th home run on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Athletics to victory over the Mariners.

    Advice: Davis' two-run shot in the sixth inning pulled the A's to within four runs at 7-3. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4 and is now slashing .254/.294/.516 with the aforementioned 30 bombs and 75 RBI. While the on-base percentage isn't optimal, he's one of the top sources of right-handed power in all of baseball. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 4:05 pm
  • LoCain goes 4-for-4 with three RBI vs. Twins
    Lorenzo Cain finished 4-for-4 with three RBI in the Royals' 11-4 rout of the Twins on Sunday.

    Advice: Cain drove in the game's first run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the first inning and then added a double in the fourth and singles in the fifth, sixth, and eighth. His single in the top of the sixth plated Christian Colon and Cheslor Cuthbert. Cain had been stuck in a bad offensive slump since his return from the disabled list on July 29. Maybe this will get him going toward a big finish. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 2:31 pm
  • Starling Marte (back) scratched from lineup
    Starling Marte (back) was scratched from the Pirates' lineup.

    Advice: The upper back discomfort that forced Marte from Saturday's game is evidently still giving him some trouble. He should be considered day-to-day. Adam Frazier took Marte's spot in left field. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 12:22 pm
  • Starling Marte (back) in Pirates' lineup Sun.
    Starling Marte (back) is back in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Marte departed Saturday's game with upper back discomfort, but it appears he arrived to the park Sunday feeling much better. He's in left field and batting second against Brett Anderson and the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 10:36 am
  • Kevin Pillar (thumb) plays catch Sunday
    Kevin Pillar (thumb) played catch on Sunday.

    Advice: He's nearly a week removed from being placed on the disabled list with a sprained left thumb. Pillar thinks he'll be ready for activation when his 15 days are up. Rotoworld.com Aug 14, 7:26 am
  • Span drives in four runs on Saturday
    Denard Span went 2-for-5 and drove home four runs as the Giants beat the Orioles on Saturday.

    Advice: Not exactly what you expect from a lead-off hitter. Span singled in two runs in the second inning and did the same thing again in the sixth -- although this time he got thrown out trying to stretch the single into a double. Span's .263 batting average with five homers, 38 RBI, 50 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 105 games are not very enticing for fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 9:32 pm
  • Myers connects for clutch homer against Mets
    Wil Myers hit his 23rd home run of the year in Saturday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: It was going to be a loss anyway before Myers turned around a 97 mph fastball from closer Jeurys Familia to tie the game with two outs in the ninth inning. The homer was Myers' only hit in four at-bats. The 25-year-old has settled in with the Padres and is enjoying a breakout offensive year, batting .276/.354/.500 with 23 homers, 70 RBI, 77 runs and 21 stolen bases through 113 games. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 9:10 pm
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