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  • Blue Jays transfer Brett Lawrie to 60-day DL
    Blue Jays transferred INF Brett Lawrie from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Lawrie landed on the disabled list in early August with an oblique strain and this move rules him out for the rest of the season. The 24-year-old batted .247/.301/.421 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI over 70 games this season and his inability to stay healthy has surely played a part in why he has failed to meet expectations since his impressive showing in 2011. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:53 am
     
    Disabled List
  • Giants call up Dominguez from Triple-A
    Giants purchased the contract of INF Chris Dominguez from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Dominguez gets rewarded after batting .274 with 21 homers, 85 RBI, and 21 stolen bases over 131 games this season in Triple-A. His plate discipline leaves a lot to be desired, but he's capable of playing both corner infield and outfield spots and will provide some right-handed pop off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:01 am
  • Beltre drives in run in loss to Royals
    Adrian Beltre went 1-for-4 with an RBI groundout in Monday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Beltre continues to be a bright spot in a bitterly disappointing season for the Rangers. While fantasy owners were likely hoping for more than 17 homers and 69 RBI at this point in the year, the 35-year-old is currently third in the AL with a .323 batting average and seventh with an .874 OPS. He deserves to enter 2015 as the No. 1 option at third base in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:57 pm
  • Cabrera homers twice in monster game vs CLE
    Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs and finished 4-for-5 in the Tigers' 12-1 win over the Indians on Monday.

    Advice: Cabrera was in one of his scary zones on Labor Day. He hit a two-run homer in the first inning and book-ended that with a solo shot in the eighth. In between, he hit a few singles. He finished the game with three RBI and four runs scored. While Cabrera's season slash line of .304/.367/.501 would be considered great for almost any other player, for Cabrera it constitutes a slight down year. Most noticeably, even with the two home runs on Monday, Cabrera has only hit 19 long balls during the 2014 campaign. He had only hit three in the second-half coming into Monday's firestorm. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:10 pm
  • Castellanos with three hits in Tigers victory
    Nick Castellanos went 3-for-5 on Monday against the Indians.

    Advice: Castellanos' three singles were part of the Tigers twenty-hit, twelve-run Labor Day party. Sluggers Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera were doing the heavy lifting in this one, but Castellanos allowed the bottom of the lineup to keep things moving. On the year, he's slashing .266/.313/.412. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:43 pm
  • Gyorko doubles in win over Diamondbacks
    Jedd Gyorko doubled and singled in Monday's 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Gyorko doubled (his eleventh) off of Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill. Gyorko's been awful this year, slashing just .197/.257/.325. It's a far step down from his decent .249/.301/.444 rookie campaign. Not only is he down in the slash categories, but he also has just nine home runs this season, as compared to 23 last year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:00 pm
  • Phillies call up 3B prospect Maikel Franco
    Phillies purchased the contract of 3B Maikel Franco from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: It's official. Franco got off to a slow start this season, but he hit .324 with a .922 OPS, 11 home runs, and 47 RBI in 54 games after the start of July. It's unclear if he'll play everyday, as the Phillies still have Cody Asche in the fold at third base, but he's capable of providing mixed league value when in the lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:58 pm
  • Aviles leaves game with illness
    Mike Aviles left Monday's game against the Tigers after three innings due to illness.

    Advice: Aviles was feeling light-headed and dizzy, so the Indians decided to play it safe. He popped out to second base in his lone at-bat before exiting. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:53 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm vs Det
  • Coghlan hits single, double vs Brewers
    Chris Coghlan had two hits against the Brewers on Monday.

    Advice: Coghlan finished the game 2-for-4. He hit the double, his 22nd of the year, off of Brewers' starter Jimmy Nelson. Coghlan's numbers are never going to be mind-blowing, but he's putting up a decent season for the Cubs, slashing .273/.344/.478 in what will be his best year since 2009. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:41 pm
  • Phils recall INF Hernandez from Triple-A
    Phillies recalled INF Cesar Hernandez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Hernandez will serve as a backup infielder down the stretch. The 24-year-old is a .260/.315/.305 career hitter in the majors and is unlikely to be fantasy relevant this month. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:35 pm
  • Valbuena hits 16th home run in win vs Brewers
    Luis Valbuena hit a solo home run in the Cubs' 4-2 win over the Brewers on Monday.

    Advice: The eighth inning solo shot was Valbuena's only hit of the game, as he finished 1-for-3. While Valbuena might just be treading water for the Cubs until Kris Bryant breaks out of the minors like an angry bear, the 28-year old third-baseman has put up a career year in 2014. It helps that the Cubs are bad enough to be able to give Valbuena 400+ ABs. He's slashing .245/.325/.440. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:26 pm
  • Pads call up INF prospect Cory Spangenberg
    Padres purchased the contract of INF Cory Spangenberg from Double-A San Antonio.

    Advice: Spangenberg is starting at first base for the Friars in his major league debut Monday against the Diamondbacks. The 23-year-old was the 10th overall pick in 2011 and posted a strong .331/.365/.470 batting line with two home runs and 14 stolen bases in 66 games this season at Double-A. He could have value in NL-only fantasy formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:25 am
  • Phils to promote 3B prospect Maikel Franco
    According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies will promote Maikel Franco on Tuesday.

    Advice: And the 22-year-old top third base prospect could make his major league debut Tuesday night against Braves left-hander Mike Minor. Franco got off to a sluggish start this season at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, but he's hit .324 with a .922 OPS, 11 home runs, and 47 RBI in 54 games since the beginning of July. He should play against most lefties in Philly and will be of good use in fantasy leagues that allow daily lineup changes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:55 am
  • Mariners transfer Bloomquist to 60-day DL
    Mariners transferred UTIL Willie Bloomquist from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: It's a procedural move to clear a roster spot for a September callup. Bloomquist underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in early August. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:32 am
     
    New Player Note
    Willie Bloomquist Sea - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • Miguel Cabrera (ankle) in DET lineup Monday
    Miguel Cabrera (ankle) is serving as the Tigers' designated hitter on Monday against the Indians.

    Advice: Cabrera made an early exit from the second half of Saturday's doubleheader with the White Sox after aggravating his lingering right ankle injury. He then sat out Sunday, but will try to give it a go Monday evening. The reigning MVP won't be fully healthy until the winter. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:30 am
  • Brewers transfer Jeff Bianchi to 60-day DL
    Brewers transferred INF Jeff Bianchi to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a roster spot for Matt Pagnozzi, who will join the Brewers as an emergency catcher. Bianchi remains out indefinitely with a right elbow strain. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:27 am
     
    Player Note
    Jeff Bianchi Mil - 2B,3B,SS
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Indians and Royals game suspended in 10th
    Sunday's series finale between the Indians and Royals has been suspended in the 10th inning due to inclement weather and will resume on September 22 in Cleveland.

    Advice: Just before play was suspended, Lonnie Chisenhall delivered a pinch-hit two-out, two-run double in the 10th inning to give the Tribe a 4-2 lead. In the meanwhile, the Royals will remain a 1/2 game ahead of the Tigers in the American League Central. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:28 pm
  • Valbuena homers among three hits vs. Cards
    Luis Valbuena went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

    Advice: Valbuena capped the Cubs' five-run second inning with his 15th home run of the year. The third baseman came a triple shy of the cycle, his first multi-hit game in over a week. Valbuena is hitting .245/.325/.440 on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:09 pm
  • Coghlan has three hits, two RBI vs. Cardinals
    Chris Coghlan went 3-for-4 with two RBI in a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

    Advice: Coghlan had Cardinals starter John Lackey's number, recording hits in three of his first four at-bats. That included a two-run single in the Cubs' five-run second inning. The 29-year-old, who's enjoying a career revival with the Cubs, is hitting .273/.344/.438 in 100 games this year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:58 pm
  • Cabrera out Sunday; extended rest possible
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday that resting Miguel Cabrera (ankle) for 4-5 days is "a possibility."

    Advice: Cabrera has been nursing a nagging right ankle injury for a while and had to exit the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. However, Ausmus isn't sure a few days of rest will make a difference, noting that Cabrera probably won't be fully healthy for the rest of the season. He is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday. "It's a possibility," Ausmus said of resting Cabrera. "But this thing comes and goes. Prior to today, the last couple days he said it felt really good. Then today it flares up again. I don't know if four or five days -- although we've discussed it -- I don't know if four or five days would do anything, because sometimes he comes in from sleeping overnight and it feels good." Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:32 am
  • Miguel Cabrera (ankle) departs game early
    Miguel Cabrera made an early exit from the second half of Saturday's doubleheader with the White Sox after appearing to aggravate his lingering right ankle injury.

    Advice: It was overly ambitious of the Tigers to think that Cabrera -- who has been limping around for weeks -- could gut it out for both games. He looked to be in serious discomfort on a groundout in the top of the fourth inning and did not take the field for the bottom of the fourth. Cabrera can probably be considered day-to-day through the rest of 2014. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:32 pm
  • Chris Coghlan ejected from Thursday's game
    Chris Coghlan was ejected from Thursday's game.

    Advice: Coghlan took issue with a called third strike in the top of the fifth inning. He finished 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts as the Cubs' leadoff man. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 11:31 am
  • Castellanos triples in a run in loss to NYY
    Nick Castellanos went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple, but the Tigers lost 8-4 to the Yankees on Wednesday.

    Advice: Castellanos tripled in a run in the bottom of the eighth, shortening the Tigers' deficit to 8-3, but by then the Tigers were nearly out of time for a comeback. The third baseman has been hitting well lately, as he's on a six-game hitting streak with a .360 batting average in that span of time. Overall, he has a .263/.312/.415 line with 10 home runs and 56 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:01 pm
  • Valbuena homers, but Cubs drop game vs. Reds
    Luis Valbuena walked and hit a solo home run in four at-bats in the Cubs' 7-5 loss to the Reds on Wednesday.

    Advice: Valbuena belted a solo home run to right field off of Mat Latos, the first of back-to-back home runs with Jorge Soler. The third baseman has hit three home runs in his last seven games, giving him 13 on the season along with 43 RBI and a .241/.322/.428 slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:45 pm
  • Franco's turnaround continues
    Phillies prospect 3B Maikel Franco went 1-for-4 with a grand slam on Tuesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Franco had a horrendous start to his season, as he batted just .209/.367/.318 with 22 extra-base hits (five home runs) over the first three months of the season (78 games). Thankfully, the 22-year-old has looked more like his 2013 self since beginning of July, with a .327/.341/.598 batting line, 11 home runs, 15 doubles and 44 RBI over 49 games. Meanwhile, his seven home runs in August represent his highest total for any month this season, and it's more than he hit over a combined 52 games between June and July (5 HR). Franco now has 16 home runs this season after hitting 31 in 2013. The Phillies haven't decided whether they'll call up Franco in September, but his torrid second half definitely has shifted the odds in his favor. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:13 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera scores run in return to action
    Miguel Cabrera doubled and scored a run in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Cabrera has been nursing a right ankle injury and is still noticeably gimpy. Unless it gets worse, though, he figures to play through the ailment. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 1:46 am
  • Jedd Gyorko back in action on Tuesday
    Jedd Gyorko returned to the Padres' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Gyorko missed three straight starts due to left hamstring discomfort, but he's feeling good enough now to give it a go. The second baseman entered play Tuesday with two homers and eight RBI over his last four starts. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:07 pm
  • Gyorko (hamstring) appears as pinch-hitter
    Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) grounded out as a pinch-hitter on Monday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Gyorko has missed three straight starts due to left hamstring discomfort, but it's a good sign that he's been able to pinch-hit the past two days. Look for him to return to the lineup soon. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:15 am
  • Gyorko (hamstring) out again on Monday
    Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) remained out of the Padres' lineup Monday.

    Advice: The second baseman has been out of action three out of the last four games due to a left hamstring strain. The good news is that Gyorko went through all pre-game activities and could be back in the lineup on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:29 pm
  • Beltre has RBI double in win over Royals
    Adrian Beltre went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Sunday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: Beltre has an impressive five-game streak of collecting two hits. In that span, he's got three doubles, two RBI and three runs scored. The hot stretch has Beltre's line up to .327/.381/.506, and he remains among the American League leaders in batting average and OPS. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 24, 4:01 pm
  • Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) not in lineup
    Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) is not in Sunday's lineup.

    Advice: He's now missed two out of the last three contests after tweaking his left hamstring on Thursday. It's possible he'll be available to pinch-hit, and the Padres are confident that he will not need a trip to the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 24, 11:07 am
  • Miguel Cabrera (ankle) not in Sunday's lineup
    Miguel Cabrera (ankle) is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Cabrera has been nursing a right ankle injury recently and aggravated it while playing both games of Saturday's doubleheader. He could be available to pinch-hit and seems likely to be back in the lineup on Tuesday. Don Kelly is getting the start at first base Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 24, 9:43 am
  • Phillies 3B prospect Franco hits for cycle
    Phillies prospect third baseman Maikel Franco went 4-for-4, hitting for the cycle for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.

    Advice: It's easy to get caught up in the should-have-been hype and forget that Franco has hit .254/.295/.417 with 30 doubles, four triples, and 14 home runs as a 21-year old in Triple-A. Franco has the potential to be a middle-of-the-order slugger, but he has struggled mightily in Triple-A. His long term defensive home is up in the air, but he will be given the opportunity to right the ship in 2015 and should see the major leagues early in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 24, 8:10 am
  • Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) out of lineup Sat.
    Jedd Gyorko (hamstring) is out of the Padres' starting lineup Saturday versus the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Gyorko tweaked his left hamstring on Thursday against the Dodgers. He played through the injury on Friday night, but will rest on Saturday and aim to return Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 23, 3:16 pm
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