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  • Dee Gordon gets a breather Wednesday
    Dee Gordon is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest. Darwin Barney is filling in at second base in Gordon's place. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:06 am
  • Gio Gonzalez scratched from Wednesday's start
    Gio Gonzalez has been scratched from Wednesday's start against the Braves.

    Advice: The Nationals clinched the National League East Tuesday, so they'll give the ball to Blake Treinen Wednesday and give Gonzalez some extra rest. The Nats will also undoubtedly have many backups in the lineup, which is good news for Braves starter Alex Wood. Gonzalez will now presumably get the ball on Thursday in Miami instead. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:53 am
  • Jaso (concussion) not expected to return
    John Jaso (concussion) is not expected to return this season.

    Advice: A doctor failed to clear Jaso to return last week and he has yet to resume baseball activities since then. He hit a solid .264/.337/.430 when healthy this year, but this is now his second straight season that's ended due to concussions. His time as a catcher might be finished. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:46 am
     
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Tex
  • Charlie Morton was activated from the DL on Tuesday September 16. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:40 am
  • Francisco Cervelli returns to the lineup
    Francisco Cervelli went 2-for-3 at the plate Tuesday in his return to the lineup.

    Advice: Cervelli had been out since September 2 because of migraine headaches. They shouldn't be an issue moving forward. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:40 am
  • Rasmus doesn't allow a run across 4 innings
    Cory Rasmus fired four shutout innings against the Mariners on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rasmus only allowed one hit and no walks in the mini-gem, striking out four. Instead of doing the predictable thing and trading for a mediocre starter to fill Garrett Richards' old rotation spot, Angels manager Mike Scioscia decided to make the turn a bullpen day, always to be kicked off by Rasmus. This was Rasmus' fourth consecutive start, and he hasn't thrown more than 49 pitches in any of them (43 tonight). Rasmus (2.57 ERA) has a nice matchup on deck with the Rangers coming to town, but don't expect him to pitch long enough to have a shot at a win. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 pm
     
    7:05 pm vs Sea
  • Amarista finishes a triple short of the cycle
    Alexi Amarista finished 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and one run scored on Tuesday against the Phillies.

    Advice: He came into this game batting .204 with no extra-base hits in September. So naturally Amarista finishes a triple short of the cycle in Petco, doing most of his damage against Phillies' starter A.J. Burnett. It'll be awhile before you see another performance like this out of Amarista. Even after the monster game, he's batting .242/.292/.313 on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:28 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Kennedy allows 3 runs in victory over Phills
    Ian Kennedy improved to 11-13 after surrendering three runs across six innings as the Padres beat the Phillies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kennedy struck out seven and walked four, racing to 111 pitches before Bud Black's hook came. On the bright side, he snapped a two-start losing streak; in those outings, he gave up double-digit hits in consecutive starts for the first time. Now sporting a 3.80 ERA and 1.32 WHIP, Kennedy welcomes San Francisco to town on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • 1B Moss goes deep in 2nd straight game
    Brandon Moss homered in his second consecutive game in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Moss snapped a troubling 40-game homerless streak in Sunday's victory over the Mariners. Now he's gone deep in consecutive games, so hopefully we'll see him close the season at a pace closer to the 23 homers he bopped in the first 95 games. Moss is hitting .240 with 25 homers and 80 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Gillaspie's three-run triple crushes Royals
    Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run triple in the seventh inning, and the White Sox held on to beat the Royals 7-5 on Tuesday.

    Advice: With one out and runners on the corners, the Royals opted to walk Jose Abreu to bring up Gillaspie. The 27-year-old made them pay for that decision, ripping a triple into the gap to clear the bases and give the White Sox the lead. The triple was surprisingly his fifth of the season, giving him 57 RBI. Gillaspie finished 2-for-5 in the game to raise his season line to a strong .293/.345/.433. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Aoki turns in second straight four-hit night
    Norichika Aoki turned in his second straight four-hit game Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: With eight hits in his last nine at-bats -- all but one of which have been singles -- Aoki has raised his batting average from .265 to .277 in the two-game span. Aoki also stole a base in Tuesday's game, his 16th stolen base of the season. Aided by his back-to-back outstanding performances, the 32-year-old is batting an impressive .396 in the month of September. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Rosenthal takes sixth blown save vs. Brewers
    Trevor Rosenthal allowed a run on a hit and two walks Tuesday, suffering the blown save against the Brewers.

    Advice: Rosenthal was erratic from the start, walking Jonathan Lucroy before allowing a double by Aramis Ramirez on a hanging changeup. He wouldn't allow another hit in the inning, sandwiching an intentional walk between three outs, but a sacrifice fly from Matt Clark tied the game and saddled Rosenthal with his sixth blown save of the year. It was mild as far as blown saves go, but it was disappointing after Rosenthal appeared to be in command while earning his 44th save Sunday. Still, he's the guy in the ninth inning for the Cardinals from here out, for better or worse. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Peavy holds the Snakes to 1 run in 7+ frames
    Jake Peavy worked 7 2/3 innings and allowed only one run in Tuesday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Peavy, who struck out four and walked one, is on fire right now. His Giants tenure didn't start out the best, you may recall. He went 0-3 with a 4.82 ERA and received only six runs of support total in his first three starts with San Francisco, but the right-hander came into play today 5-1 with a 1.12 ERA over his last six starts, getting an average of 6.92 runs per game of support. He only got two runs tonight, but that turned out to be the perfect number. Peavy, who has a 2.16 ERA overall with the Giants, has a big road start on deck against the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Peralta stumbles early, recovers vs. Cards
    Wily Peralta allowed two early runs but recovered to hold the Cardinals to just those two runs over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday.

    Advice: It couldn't have started much worse for Peralta, as the Cardinals strung together three straight singles to lead off the game. He then walked Matt Adams to bring in a run, but a Jhonny Peralta double play and a weak groundout from Yadier Molina limited the damage. Peralta then straightened it out, giving up just two hits over the next six innings. He remains 16-10 with a 3.70 ERA on the year, and Peralta will look to improve on those numbers Sunday at the Pirates. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • Haren touched for five runs in loss to Rox
    Dan Haren allowed five runs over five innings in a loss to the Rockies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Haren actually gave up just four hits, but the Rockies managed to turn them into five runs. The line looks bad, but it was Haren's first loss since August 17, and the right-hander is still 13-11 with a 4.14 ERA after a string of above-average starts. Haren will try to get back in the win column at the Cubs on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Morton fires 5 shutout frames in his return
    Charlie Morton returned to the Pirates' rotation and hurled five shutout innings in Tuesday's 4-0 defeat of the Red Sox.

    Advice: Morton had missed a month dealing with a sports hernia but didn't seem too bothered by it against the Red Sox. The right-hander scattered four hits and a pair of walks while striking out six. He'll go into the latter half of September with a 3.72 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 126/57 K/BB ratio. Morton will make a home start against the Brewers on Sunday in his next outing. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:49 pm
  • Nori Aoki reaches five times in Royals' win
    Nori Aoki went 4-for-4 with a double and a walk to lead the Royals to a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Aoki doubled in a tie game in the bottom of the ninth, only to be replaced by a pinch-runner despite his plus speed. It ended up working out for the Royals, as the outrageously fast Terrence Gore scored from second on an infield single to win the game. Aoki is hitting .349 in 43 at-bats this month, though he's not doing much else to help fantasy owners at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:04 pm
  • Gordon steals 61st base in win over Giants
    Dee Gordon went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Gordon's steal was his 61st of the season, still the most in the majors. The second baseman also added two hits, his third straight two-hit game. He's got a modest eight-game hitting streak going, hitting .350 (14-for-40) with three steals and 11 runs scored in that time. Gordon is hitting .289 with a .707 OPS on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:37 pm
  • Moss hits 24th home run in win over Mariners
    Brandon Moss hit his 24th home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Moss took Mariners starter Chris Young deep in the seventh inning. It broke a surprising 39-game homerless streak for Moss, whose last jack was July 24. Still in a pretty deep funk, the 30-year-old's line is down to .239/.333/.444 on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:24 pm
  • Rosenthal strikes out side to earn 44th save
    Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth inning Sunday, earning the save against the Rockies.

    Advice: Rosenthal looked as good as he has all season in the save, hitting triple digits on the radar gun and finishing off Charlie Blackmon with a changeup to end the game. Rosenthal has 44 saves on the year to go with a 3.22 ERA and 85/39 K/BB ratio over 67 innings this year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:21 pm
  • Charlie Morton to rejoin rotation on Tuesday
    Charlie Morton (sports hernia) will rejoin the Pirates' rotation on Tuesday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Morton is dealing with a sports hernia that will require surgery after the season, but he'll try to gut it out in the final weeks. Vance Worley will move to the bullpen to accommodate him. Morton holds a 3.84 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across 25 starts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:11 am
  • Cervelli (migraines) close to returning
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that Francisco Cervelli (migraine headaches) is "getting closer" to returning to action.

    Advice: Cervelli hasn't played since September 2 due to migraine headaches but has been catching in the bullpen. It's been an injury-shortened season for the 28-year-old, as Cervelli missed nearly two months earlier this year with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:44 am
  • Dee Gordon steals 60th base
    Dee Gordon went 2-for-7, scored three times and swiped his 60th base Saturday against the Giants.

    Advice: Gordon is the first player to swipe 60 bases in a season since Michael Bourn in 2011 and the first Dodger to do so since Juan Pierre swiped 64 bases in 2007. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:35 pm
  • Gonzalez takes loss against Mets
    Gio Gonzalez fell to 8-10 after giving four runs (three earned) over 6 2/3 innings Friday against the Mets.

    Advice: It was his first loss since August 10. Gonzalez allowed six hits and one walk, with the big blow coming on Travis d'Arnaud doubled which plated three runs (one of them on an error). The southpaw fanned seven and walked one in the loss and now has a 3.79 ERA and 145/54 K/BB ratio in 144 2/3 innings over 25 starts. He'll try to get back in the win column next week with a road start against the Braves. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:32 pm
  • Rasmus makes another spot start for Halos
    Cory Rasmus made another spot start for the Angels and took a no-decision, allowing one run over 3 1/3 innings against the Rangers on Thursday.

    Advice: Rasmus has been used exclusively as a reliever since A-ball, so he doesn't have the endurance of a typical spot starter. As such, he's lasted a total of eight innings in three starts for the Angels since August 30. Against the Rangers, he yielded only two hits while striking out three and issuing zero walks. He'll bring a 2.80 ERA and a 47/15 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's home start against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:43 pm
     
    7:05 pm vs Sea
  • Jake Peavy strikes out eight in victory
    Jake Peavy struck out eight while limiting the Diamondbacks to one run in 5 2/3 innings in Thursday's win.

    Advice: Aside from losing his bat and having it hit third baseman Jake Lamb in his fourth-inning plate appearance, Peavy was pretty sharp today. He is 5-1 with a 1.12 ERA in his last six starts, and he's dragged his season ERA below 4.00. He'll face Arizona again in his next start. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:23 pm
  • Haren works 7 shutout frames, beats Padres
    Dan Haren fired seven shutout innings, scattering four hits, to beat the Padres 4-0 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Haren fanned five and issued only one free pass in his fourth straight quality start, and fifth in seven outings. This stretch of dominance comes on the heels of a putrid stretch during which there was media speculation he could lose his rotation spot. Indeed, since losing five straight (10.03 ERA), Haren had gone 4-1 with a 2.04 ERA in his last six outings, including 2-0 with a 0.95 ERA in his last three. A red hot Haren travels to the thin air of Denver to take on the Rockies on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:05 pm
  • Kennedy coughs up 4 runs in loss to Dodgers
    Ian Kennedy surrendered three runs on 10 hits over six innings in another lackluster performance against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kennedy struck out five and walked one. It wasn't a train wreck of an outing, but Kennedy had no room for error across from a dealing Dan Haren. Kennedy hates facing Los Angeles, coming in this game 0-4 with a 4.91 ERA in his last eight starts against the Dodgers. Make that 0-5 in his last nine. Kennedy (10-13, 3.77 ERA) gets the Phillies next week. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:00 pm
  • Marcell Ozuna notches 16th victory
    Wily Peralta finally picked up his 16th win after limiting the Marlins to one run in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday.

    Advice: Peralta had taken three straight losses since nothing his 15th victory on Aug. 17. He was strong tonight, shutting out the Marlins for six innings prior to Marcell Ozuna's solo homer in the seventh. For the year, he has a 3.75 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP, with 22 homers allowed in 177 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:43 pm
  • Jaso (concussion) still not cleared to play
    John Jaso (concussion) failed to be cleared to play by a doctor Wednesday.

    Advice: Jaso had a meeting with Dr. Mickey Collins in hopes of being cleared to return, but instead Jaso has been told to cease baseball activities for the time being. Jaso has returned to Oakland, and suddenly his return to the A's during the regular season is up in the air. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:22 pm
     
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Tex
  • Dee Gordon not in LAD lineup Wednesday
    Dee Gordon is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Wednesday night versus the Padres.

    Advice: It's just a routine day off. Justin Turner will start at second base and Yasiel Puig leads off. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:58 pm
  • Morton (sports hernia) throws simulated game
    Charlie Morton (sports hernia) threw a five-inning, 86-pitch simulated game Tuesday.

    Advice: The Pirates will meet next Monday to decide what to do with Morton. They could bring him back as a reliever, but manager Clint Hurdle has indicated that he prefers to keep Morton in reserve as a starter should a need arise in the rotation. "Charlie wants to be a part of it. [We'll] keep an active, live arm that might get to a point where he can give us five innings, can throw 85 pitches," Hurdle said. "You can lose a pitcher in a day. You can lose two pitchers in two days. If it gets to a point where the pain plateaus and he starts feeling better, then we'll have another option." Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:02 am
  • Amarista snaps morbid 0-for-17 streak
    Alexi Amarista snapped an 0-for-17 stretch of futility by going 1-for-4 with a run scored Tuesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Amarista's calling card is his defense, but even the leather wouldn't keep him in the lineup for most teams. The Padres have always viewed offense as optional, so he makes for a nice fit. Amarista is slashing .234/.285/.298 with three homers over 359 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:36 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Jaso (concussion) to be examined Wednesday
    John Jaso (concussion) will be examined by Dr. Mickey Collins on Wednesday in hopes of being cleared to return to action.

    Advice: He would presumably be ready to play on Thursday if all goes well. However, Jaso isn't expected to be used in more than a pinch-hitting role over the final weeks. He can be dropped in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:33 pm
     
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Tex
  • Cory Rasmus to make another start Thursday
    Cory Rasmus will make another start for the Angels on Thursday night against the Rangers.

    Advice: Rasmus was excellent in his first spot start last Saturday, striking out six batters over three scoreless innings against the A's. But he struggled in a similar role this weekend against the Twins and will be a poor fantasy bet versus the Rangers. The Angels are essentially using Rasmus as their fifth starter. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 7:58 am
     
    7:05 pm vs Sea
  • John Jaso (head) expected to return this week
    John Jaso is expected to return from the concussion disabled list this week.

    Advice: But Joe Stiglich of CSNBayArea.com suspects that he will be used primarily as a pinch-hitter down the stretch because the A's "don't want to subject Jaso to further injury behind the plate given the multiple concussions he's suffered" and have Adam Dunn locked in as the DH against right-handers. Jaso has posted a decent .767 OPS this season, but he can be dumped in most redraft fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 7:21 am
     
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Tex
  • Gio holds Phillies to one earned in victory
    Gio Gonzalez held the Phillies to two runs -- one earned -- over six innings in a win Sunday.

    Advice: Gio gave up just five hits on the day while striking out three. Most importantly, he didn't walk a batter for the first time all season. The win moved him to 8-9 with a 3.78 ERA overall this season. He'll look to pull his record even when the Nationals visit the Mets on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:18 pm
  • Jaso (head) could be cleared to pinch-hit
    John Jaso (concussion) could be cleared to pinch-hit Sunday.

    Advice: Jaso has been doing baseball activities the last few days and hasn't had any post-concussion symptoms. While encouraging, Jaso has a history with concussions and the A's can proceed cautiously with him with Adam Dunn aboard. Fantasy owners shouldn't count on much from Jaso in the final weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 7:14 am
     
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Tex
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