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  • Rasmus (ear) cleared for baseball activities
    Colby Rasmus (ear) has been cleared to resume baseball activities.

    Advice: Rasmus was placed on the disabled list August 5 with a cyst in his right ear and underwent surgery a week later to remove the thing. It had been bothering him since the All-Star break and he was just 4-for-70 (.057) with 25 strikeouts since the beginning of July. The impending free agent outfielder should be ready to return to the Astros' active roster in about 10 days. Rotoworld.com 45 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
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  • Gurriel (hamstring) remains out Wednesday
    Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) remains absent from the Astros' lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gurriel has now started just one of four games since joining the active major league roster on Sunday. He left his MLB debut with tightness in his right hamstring and is still apparently experiencing discomfort. This is probably a good time for a reminder that the Cuban slugger is 32 years old. Alex Bregman will start at third base again and bat second Wednesday versus Pirates ace Gerrit Cole. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:19 am
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  • McCutchen not in Pirates lineup Wednesday
    Andrew McCutchen is out of the Pirates' lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Astros.

    Advice: Starling Marte is in center field, Gregory Polanco is in left field, and Matt Joyce is in right field in the afternoon tilt versus Houston right-hander Collin McHugh. This appears to be a routine day of rest for McCutchen, who's been hitting the ball well in August. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:15 am
  • Utley day-to-day with lingering foot issue
    Chase Utley was removed from Tuesday's win over the Giants with a lingering foot issue.

    Advice: Utley didn't actually start the game, but he singled and scored as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning and stayed on for defense in the seventh before leaving in the eighth. "He's been maintenancing his foot for about a month," manager Dave Roberts said late Tuesday night. "That's why we had to get him out of the game. He couldn't stay on his feet any longer. Chase will be day to day." Rotoworld.com Today, 6:08 am
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  • Ross Stripling to start for Dodgers on Thurs.
    Ross Stripling will start against the Giants on Thursday.

    Advice: The Dodgers had to place both Brett Anderson (blister) and Scott Kazmir (neck, back) on the disabled list Tuesday, leaving them to scramble for warm rotational bodies. Stripling will fit that bill on Thursday. He has made 15 total appearances this season (11 starts) and owns a 4.04 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 53/23 K/BB ratio over 71 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:52 pm
  • 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
  • Salazar crushed for six runs in defeat
    Danny Salazar was rocked in Tuesday's loss to the A's, surrendering six runs on eight hits over four-plus innings.

    Advice: Salazar has now made two starts since coming off the disabled list, neither of which has panned out particularly well. He lasted just one inning in his first outing back and while he managed to clear that low bar on Tuesday, he didn't particularly clear it in effective fashion. Khris Davis mashed a three-run homer off the 26-year-old right-hander in the first inning and the A's would go on to score twice more in the third and once more in the fifth. Prior to hitting the disabled list with right elbow inflammation at the beginning of August, Salazar held a 3.38 ERA. That has been bumped to 3.90 with his recent ineffective results. A road start against the Angels shows next on his schedule as he looks to return to pre-injury form. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:50 pm
  • 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
  • Flores hits three-run shot in win over Cards
    Wilmer Flores hit a three-run home run as the Mets bested the Cardinals 7-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Getting a start against a lefty as per usual, Flores turned on an inside fastball in the first inning for the three-run dinger. It was his only hit in the game and Flores' 13th homer of the year. With first base still a big question mark and Flores' ability to hit left-handed pitching, the 25-year-old should continue to draw starts at the less-hot corner going forward. Flores is hitting .259/.315/.447 in 87 games total. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 pm
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    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
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  • Mets recall Goeddel after Niese injury
    Mets recalled RHP Erik Goeddel from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Goeddel was just sent down on Saturday, but the Mets recalled him with Jon Niese landing on the disabled list due to a left knee injury. In 28 bullpen innings with the Mets this season, Goeddel held a 4.18 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 27/7 K/BB ratio. His is a serviceable filler arm out of the pen, but there is no fantasy intrigue here. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Mets place Niese on DL due to knee injury
    Mets placed LHP Jon Niese on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee injury.

    Advice: Niese was forced out of Tuesday's start versus the Cardinals after feeling a shooting pain in his left knee. He managed to record just one out in the first inning before being attended to by the training staff. In a corresponding move, Erik Goeddel was recalled from Triple-A. At this early stage, there is no timetable for Niese's return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:54 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Cabrera collects three more hits since return
    Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base Tuesday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Garcia now has two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in four games since being activated from the disabled list on August 19. He's 6-for-16 in those four games, raising his overall line to .260/.310/.414 with 13 homers, 35 RBI and 43 runs scored. The stolen base, swiped against the great Yadier Molina as part of a double steal, was just Cabrera's second on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Reyes has three hits, three runs versus Cards
    Jose Reyes went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a stolen base and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Reyes scored nearly half of the Mets' runs in the game, accounting for three of the team's seven. He did it with three singles, giving him 15 hits in his last 38 at-bats. After a slow start, the 33-year-old is now hitting .284/.336/.477 with three homers, 12 RBI, 18 runs scored and six steals in 26 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Garcia shelled for six runs over four innings
    Jaime Garcia was touched up for six runs on seven hits over four innings Tuesday, taking the loss against the Mets.

    Advice: Garcia was in a three-run hole by the fourth batter of the game, but his offense was able to back him up with three runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame. Undaunted by his team's show of solidarity, Garcia proceeded to surrender two more runs in the second inning and a run in the fourth for good measure. Two of those seven hits left the yard, a troubling trend for the southpaw who has now given up six homers in his last three starts. Amazingly, he'd been on a three-game winning streak prior to Tuesday, dropping to 10-9 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with the loss. An interleague date with the Athletics is on tap for Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Anderson yields three runs over five vs. Rox
    Chase Anderson allowed three runs on six hits, striking out seven, in five innings against the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: All three runs came on one swing by Nolan Arenado in the third inning. Anderson was otherwise strong, although he once again failed to pitch deep into a game. The good news for Anderson is that he still hasn't lost a start since July 9; the bad news is that he's just 7-10 overall with a 4.99 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. The 28-year-old will look to keep his non-losing streak going when he squares off with the Pirates on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:27 pm
  • Dodgers recall Ross Stripling from AAA OKC
    Dodgers recalled RHP Ross Stripling from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: He figures to return to a starting role with Brett Anderson (blister) and Scott Kazmir (neck, back) both landing on the disabled list Tuesday night. Stripling owns a 4.04 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 53/23 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings (11 starts, four relief appearances) this season with Los Angeles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:43 pm
  • Jon Niese departs start with left knee pain
    Jon Niese exited his start Tuesday against the Cardinals due to left knee pain.

    Advice: Niese walked two and gave up an RBI single to Brandon Moss before leaving with a trainer with one out in the bottom of the first inning. He was eventually charged with three earned runs. Robert Gsellman took over, making his major league debut. Niese could be placed on the disabled list Wednesday with the Mets badly needing a fresh arm. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:04 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Jon Niese pulled from start in first inning
    Jon Niese left his Tuesday start against the Cardinals in the first inning due to an apparent injury.

    Advice: Niese, who has been pitching through a sore knee, yielded two walks and an RBI single to Brandon Moss before exiting with one out in the bottom of the first inning. This after being handed a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Look for an update soon from St. Louis. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:38 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • Gurriel (hamstring) remains out Tuesday night
    Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) is out of the Astros' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.

    Advice: Gurriel left his MLB debut on Sunday with right hamstring tightness and was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Monday. His status appears to be the same for Tuesday. Alex Bregman is starting at third base and batting second versus Pirates right-hander Ivan Nova. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:05 pm
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    9:35 am @Pit
     
  • Gurriel (hamstring) appears as pinch-hitter
    Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Monday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Gurriel exited his MLB debut on Sunday because of hamstring tightness, but he's expected to be back in the starting lineup Tuesday. The Astros don't have the DH available under National League rules, so look for him to either play third base or left field. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:41 am
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    9:35 am @Pit
     
  • Gurriel available off bench Monday
    Yulieski Gurriel is available off the bench Monday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Gurriel left his MLB debut Sunday with some tightness in his hamstring, but it's not considered serious. The Astros don't have the DH available for their series against the Pirates, but Gurriel is likely to be back in the lineup Tuesday either at third base or in left field. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:52 pm
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  • Yulieski Gurriel not in Monday's lineup
    Yulieski Gurriel is not in Monday's lineup against the Pirates.

    Advice: Gurriel went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk in his MLB debut Sunday before leaving with tightness in his right hamstring. He's considered day-to-day and will sit with the DH unavailable under National League rules. He could get a start a third base during the series, but Alex Bregman is starting there Monday. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:04 pm
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    9:35 am @Pit
     
  • 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
  • Gurriel leaves debut with hamstring tightness
    Yulieski Gurriel left his MLB debut against the Orioles with tightness in his right hamstring.

    Advice: After sitting through a lengthy rain delay, the right hamstring tightened up on the Cuban slugger. He's considered day-to-day for now, though Gurriel said that he'll be in the lineup on Monday night in Pittsburgh. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:08 pm
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    9:35 am @Pit
     
  • McCutchen picks up pair of singles vs. MIA
    Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: No true fireworks here for McCutchen, but he could use any hits he can get given the way this season has unfolded for him. The star outfielder is slashing a measly .246/.326/.411 with 17 homers and 51 RBI over 443 at-bats. With a little over a month remaining in the season, those numbers aren't likely to see a major turnaround barring an insane hot streak. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:13 pm
  • Utley rocks solo home run in win over Reds
    Chase Utley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two total RBI in Sunday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Utley burned Anthony DeSclafani for a solo shot in the first inning and picked up an RBI single in the third. While the veteran second baseman is slashing a middling .256/.327/.399 this season, he has picked up six two-hit games in his last 10 contests. Utley can still be safely avoided in most fantasy formats, but his recent hot bat makes him an interesting DFS option. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:57 pm
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    7:10 pm vs SF
     
  • Astros recall Yulieski Gurriel from Triple-A
    Astros recalled 3B Yulieski Gurriel from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Gurriel will make his major league debut in the designated hitter spot against the Orioles. Most of his playing time figures to come at third base, although he did make one start in left field in the minors. Alex Bregman might now see most of his starts in left. Gurriel batted an underwhelming .250/.262/.429 with two homers over 15 minor league games, but the 32-year-old has a seasoned bat and could hit the ground running with the Astros. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:29 am
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    9:35 am @Pit
     
  • Astros to promote Yulieski Gurriel on Sunday
    Yulieski Gurriel will be recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Sunday.

    Advice: The Astros' free agent prize from Cuba is finally ready to make his big league debut. Gurriel mostly played third base during his 15-game stint in the minor leagues though he did make one start in left field. He'll serve as the DH in his debut Sunday against the Orioles. Gurriel hit .250 in the minors with two homers and 14 RBI in 56 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:13 pm
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    9:35 am @Pit
     
  • Chase Anderson (quad) will start Tuesday
    Chase Anderson (quad) will return to the starting rotation Tuesday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Anderson had his last start cut short after getting hit by a comebacker but he's good to go after logging two innings in a relief appearance on Friday. With Anderson back in the rotation, rookie Brent Suter will move to the bullpen beginning on Monday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:39 pm
  • Mets option Erik Goeddel back to Triple-A
    Mets optioned RHP Erik Goeddel to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Goeddel was sent out to make room on the roster for Jim Henderson who is returning from the disabled list on Saturday. The 27-year-old registered a 4.18 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 27/7 K/BB ratio over 28 innings out of the Mets bullpen. He'll surely return once rosters expand in September. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:42 am
  • Chase Anderson works two innings in relief
    Chase Anderson (quad) worked two innings of relief on Friday, allowing two runs on three hits as the Brewers fell to the Mariners.

    Advice: Anderson left Tuesday's start after being hit in the quad by a comebacker. Since he departed that start in the first inning though, the Brewers wanted to get him some work before his next scheduled start. Expect to see him back in the rotation next week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:36 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
  • Mets activate Asdrubal Cabrera from 15-day DL
    Mets activated INF Asdrubal Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He's back in the lineup on Friday night, as is lineup-mate Yoenis Cespedes. Cabrera returns to a .255/.308/.410 slash line on the season, where he has been a solid performer and capable run producer. His bat has been sorely missed in the Mets lineup. Rotoworld.com Friday, 5:16 pm
  • Ross Stripling optioned to Triple-A
    Dodgers optioned RHP Ross Stripling to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Stripling fared pretty well in his three recent starts with the Dodgers, but they don't need him now with Bud Norris (back) back from the disabled list. He'll return next month. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:29 pm
  • Chase Anderson (quad) could pitch in relief
    Chase Anderson (quad) could be available out of the bullpen this weekend.

    Advice: Anderson left Tuesday's start in the first inning after being hit in the left quad by a comebacker. He's expected to be fine for his next start next week, but because he's thrown so little might pitch in relief this weekend. Rotoworld.com Friday, 6:29 am
  • Stripling allows three runs over five vs. PHI
    Ross Stripling gave up three runs -- two earned -- over five innings Thursday against the Phillies.

    Advice: It was a decent start for the right-hander, and he left in line for his fourth win before the bullpen gave away the lead. He did manage to lower his ERA slightly to 4.04. With the rash of injuries to starters, Stripling has been pressed into duty, and he should remain in the rotation for the near future. The 26-year-old's next start will come Tuesday against the Giants. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:46 pm
  • Danny Salazar lasts one inning in return from DL
    Danny Salazar was lifted from Thursday's start against the White Sox after only one inning.

    Advice: Salazar's velocity was there—his fastball was hitting 97 mph—but his command was nonexistent. The right-hander yielded three runs, three walks and a base hit in his lone inning of work while throwing just 16 of his 34 pitches for strikes. Salazar was making his first start since coming off the disabled list with right elbow inflammation. He threw some pitches in the bullpen after his start, which suggests his short hook was due to ineffectiveness and not injury-related. Kyle Crockett replaced Salazar in the second inning. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:31 pm
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) to be activated Friday
    The Mets will activate Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) from the 15-day disabled list on Friday.

    Advice: Yoenis Cespedes (quad) will also come off the DL on Friday. The Mets were originally planning to activate Cabrera on Thursday but they decided to wait another 24 hours. Cabrera missed a couple weeks with a strained patellar tendon. He sports a pedestrian .255/.308/.410 slash line over 373 at-bats this season. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:12 pm
  • Gurriel to start in left field Thursday night
    Yulieski Gurriel will start in left field Thursday for Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Well that's an interesting development. The expectation was that Gurriel would only play third base during his rehab assignment but it looks like the Astros are going to try him in the outfield. Gurriel has some outfield experience from his playing days in Cuba and got some reps there when he worked out for the Astros prior to signing. Moving Gurriel to the outfield full time would allow top prospect Alex Bregman to remain at third base. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 4:35 pm
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    9:35 am @Pit
     
  • Danny Salazar (elbow) back for Thursday start
    Indians activated RHP Danny Salazar from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Salazar will return to the Indians' starting rotation on Thursday night against the White Sox after missing a little over two weeks with inflammation in his right elbow. The 26-year-old holds a 3.38 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 133/51 K/BB ratio through 117 1/3 innings this season with Cleveland. He's safe for immediate activation in fantasy leagues.Daily Slant: Salazar has massive upside nearly every start, but this doesn't seem like a great spot to deploy him in DFS. He's still priced in the same range as before his DL stint and did not have any type of rehab assignment which could lead to a decreased pitch count. Salazar has allowed a .422 wOBA since the All-Star Break and while his strikeout numbers have remained intact, he's been getting burned by the long ball of late (7 HRs allowed in 24 IP dating back to July 1st). Bumgarner, deGrom, Fernandez and Shoemaker are all better targets. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:20 pm
  • Gurriel goes 0-for-4 in second game at Fresno
    Yulieski Gurriel went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Wednesday in his second game with Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: But that comes after a big 3-for-4 debut at the Triple-A level on Tuesday. Gurriel, signed last month to a five-year, $47.5 million contract, is batting .283/.294/.500 with two home runs, four doubles, and 14 RBI through 15 minor league games. The 32-year-old Cuban third baseman should join the Astros' major league roster within the next few days. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:56 am
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  • Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) returning Thursday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) will be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

    Advice: Cabrera wound up missing a little over two weeks with a strained patellar tendon in his left knee. He went 2-for-6 with two doubles and two RBI in a two-game minor league rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:56 am
  • Jon Niese gives up four runs to Arizona
    Jon Niese yielded four runs in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: If it makes him feel better, the four relievers that followed Niese to the mound combined to give up nine runs in 3 1/3 innings. Niese will probably remain in the rotation for now, but fantasy leaguers should want no part of him. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:13 pm
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    5:15 pm @StL
     
  • McCutchen hits go-ahead two-run HR vs. SF
    Andrew McCutchen came up clutch with a two-run home run in the fifth inning of Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Giants.

    Advice: McCutchen whacked homer No. 17 off veteran starter Matt Cain in the fifth inning. His dinger snapped a 4-4 tie. While the Giants would come back with a run in the ninth to draw within one, the final score would stand at 6-5 Pirates. McCutchen's season has been a downright disappointment on the whole, as the All-Star outfielder is hitting just .248/.329/.418 with 17 homers and 51 RBI across 431 at-bats. A silver lining, though: McCutchen has picked up hits in eight of his last 10 games and has now notched multi-hit efforts in each of his last three. He has the talent to help carry a fantasy team to glory if he suddenly finds a magic groove. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:19 pm
  • Anderon (quat) optimistic to make next start
    Chase Anderson (quad) said that he is optimistic that he will be able to make his next start.

    Advice: Anderson took a Kris Bryant liner with an estimated 107 mph exit velocity off his left leg in Tuesday's start against the Cubs. That sounds painful enough, but the 28-year-old right-hander does not believe that the injury will hamper him moving forward. Further clarity as to whether Anderson will be able to make his next turn through the rotation has yet to be given, but at least by the pitcher's own word, this doesn't seem serious. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:05 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Garcia yields three homers in win over Astros
    Jaime Garcia allowed five runs, including three home runs, over five innings Tuesday but got the win against the Astros.

    Advice: In case you haven't heard, the win is a meaningless stat, with Garcia's "victory" serving as Exhibit T. The southpaw gave up seven hits, including the three home runs, and walked three on the evening, but eight runs of support were enough to get Garcia his 10th win of the season. It was also his third consecutive win, improving him to 10-8, and Garcia has a 4.11 ERA and 1.32 WHIP through 24 starts. He'll try to run his winning streak to four in a row Tuesday against the Mets. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:11 pm
  • Utley has two HR, five RBI in return to Phila
    Chase Utley enjoyed his return to Philadelphia on Tuesday, launching a solo home run and a grand slam in a win over the Phillies.

    Advice: He took Vincent Velasquez deep in the fifth inning and then smacked a grand slam off of Michael Mariot in the seventh. It was quite a scene in Philly, as the Phillies' fans gave their former star a curtain call after each of his home runs. The veteran second baseman now has 10 longballs on the season and has recorded multiple hits in four of his last six games. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:33 pm
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  • Chase Anderson diagnosed with quad bruise
    Chase Anderson has been diagnosed with a bruised left quad.

    Advice: Anderson took a screaming Kris Bryant comebacker off his left leg in the first inning of his start Tuesday night against the Cubs. He should be fine for his next turn, assuming it's really just a bruise. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:56 pm
  • Chase Anderson leaves start in first inning
    Chase Anderson was pulled in the first inning of his start Tuesday night against the Cubs after taking a Kris Bryant comebacker off his left knee.

    Advice: Anderson was able to walk off the field under his own power, but he looked to be in a good amount of pain. The right-hander had faced just two batters -- a problematic situation for the Brewers in the second half of their doubleheader against the Cubs. Look for an update out of Chicago within the next hour. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 5:22 pm
  • Cabrera (knee) to begin rehab stint Tuesday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) will indeed begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A St. Lucie.

    Advice: Cabrera, who is working his way back from a strained patellar tendon in his left knee, will be eased in as the designated hitter before returning to shortstop. The Mets are hoping he'll be able to return this weekend in San Francisco. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:37 pm
  • Salazar (elbow) will return Thursday vs. CWS
    Indians manager Terry Francona confirmed Monday morning that Danny Salazar (elbow) will return to the starting rotation Thursday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Salazar looked impressive in a simulated game on Sunday, throwing all of his pitches with good velocity and bite. He has been on the disabled list since August 2 with inflammation in his right elbow. An MRI taken two weeks ago showed no structural damage. Mike Clevinger is sliding into a bullpen role in a related move. Rotoworld.com Aug 15, 8:05 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
  • Flores' three hits help Mets win in extras
    Wilmer Flores went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in the Mets' 3-2, 11-inning win over the Padres on Saturday.

    Advice: Flores was having a good night before he came to the dish with runners on the corners and one out in the 11th inning. The 25-year-old hit a ground ball up the middle that second baseman Ryan Schimpf fielded but threw wide of catcher Christian Bethancourt, allowing the winning run to score and making Flores the hero. With the three-hit night, Flores is batting .255/.309/.434 with 11 homers, 33 RBI and 27 runs scored overall. Rotoworld.com Aug 13, 9:15 pm
    New Player Note
    Wilmer Flores NYM - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    5:15 pm @StL
     
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