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  • Padres option Peterson to Triple-A
    Padres optioned INF Jace Peterson to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: The move clears the way for Cameron Maybin's return from the restricted list. Peterson is hitting .113 (6-for-53) over 27 games with the Padres this season and should be back in September. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:06 pm
     
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  • Zimmerman expected back in late September
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said Wednesday that he expects Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) to return from the disabled list "sometime in September."

    Advice: It will probably be late-September. Zimmerman is still limited to underwater treadmill workouts and there's no timetable yet for him to resume baseball-related activities. The veteran third baseman has been sidelined since late July with a Grade 3 right hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:51 pm
     
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  • Will Middlebrooks not in lineup Wednesday
    Will Middlebrooks (hamstring) is not in Wednesday's lineup.

    Advice: The Red Sox are calling him day-to-day after he exited Tuesday's contest with right hamstring tightness, but he figures to miss at least a couple games. Brock Holt is at third base Wednesday in Middlebrooks' place. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:51 pm
  • Anthony Rendon getting a day off
    Anthony Rendon is not in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest. Kevin Frandsen is filling in at third base for Rendon. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:25 pm
  • Brent Morel optioned to Triple-A
    Pirates optioned 3B Brent Morel to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: He's clearing room for Gerrit Cole's return from the DL. Morel has hit only .143/.182/.190 during his brief time in the majors this season. He'll be back when rosters expand. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:14 pm
     
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  • Peterson hits home runs Nos. 27 and 28
    Mariners prospect 3B D.J. Peterson was a combined 4-for-7 with two home runs and five RBI on Tuesday in a double header for Double-A Jackson.

    Advice: The No. 12 overall pick in the 2012 draft, Peterson is batting only .224 in 17 games in August but still has clubbed five home runs. The 22-year-old has put up impressive numbers this season (his first full professional season) overall, with a .300/.365/.561 batting line, 28 home runs, 30 doubles and 102 RBI in 111 games between High-A High Desert and Double-A Jackson. The Mariners are aggressive with their top prospects, so a September call-up can't be completely ruled out. However, a debut in mid-2015 seems more realistic. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:40 am
     
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  • Josh Donaldson getting a breather Wed.
    Josh Donaldson is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: With Thursday's off day, the A's are giving Donaldson two days of rest in order to recharge the batteries. Alberto Callaspo is at the hot corner Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:19 am
  • Nick Punto (hamstring) yet to swing bat
    Nick Punto (hamstring) has yet to swing a bat since being placed on the disabled list nearly three weeks ago.

    Advice: Obviously he hasn't done any running, either. Punto's progress from a strained right hamstring has come along slower than expected and he won't rejoin the A's until rosters expand. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:43 am
     
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  • White Sox could try Conor Gillaspie in OF
    The White Sox are considering giving Conor Gillaspie some playing time in the outfield.

    Advice: The idea is geared more towards next season as the Sox try to find out how versatile Gillaspie can be. The 27-year-old sports a nice .309/.360/.451 batting line as the club's starting third baseman next season, but the Pale Hose would be better off in the long haul if they're not counting on Gillaspie to be more than a backup. "I will,'' Gillaspie said when asked about if he'd be willing to play the outfield. "I'm sure I could get the hang of it. If not this year, then for sure in the spring. Whatever it is they want me to do. If it means I can stay here and play, I'll do whatever they ask.'' Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:11 am
  • Gyorko goes 2-for-5 with homer and 3 RBI
    Jedd Gyorko finished 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 8-6 loss against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Gyorko crushed a Kevin Correia pitch 413 feet over the center field wall in the first inning to plate Abraham Almonte and Seth Smith and give San Diego an early 3-0 lead. He didn't reach again until a ninth inning single off Kenley Jansen. That hit momentarily made the affair very interesting, but Almonte was thrown out after rounding third to end the game. Gyorko remains hot since returning from the disabled list (plantar fasciitis) in late July, going 24-for-77 (.312) with four homers, five doubles and 20 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:50 pm
     
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  • Frazier hits two-run homer in loss to Cards
    Todd Frazier went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: The fourth-inning blast was much needed for Frazier, who hadn't homered since July 20. Power deficiency aside, Frazier has surged in August after a lackluster July, going 19-for-57 (.333) with 10 RBI and eight runs scored this month. The third baseman is hitting .284/.344/.465 with 21 home runs and 66 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:22 pm
  • Juan Uribe (hamstring) feeling better
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Juan Uribe (hamstring) is "feeling better."

    Advice: "Uribe is feeling better," Mattingly said. "Mostly inside work, doing a little bit of baseball stuff. He'll be progressing toward the field, a lot like the first time he hurt it." Uribe missed a month of action the last time he tweaked his hamstring, so he could still be a ways away if he's on a similar timetable. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:12 pm
     
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  • Alvarez not expected to play 3B anymore
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle indicated Tuesday that Pedro Alvarez is unlikely to play third base again this season unless he's needed in an emergency.

    Advice: Alvarez made his first start at first base on Monday but was back on the bench Tuesday. He's expected to share time with Ike Davis and Gaby Sanchez, which means his fantasy value is nearing non-existent at this point. "Right now, I think we have a better option in Josh Harrison," Hurdle said. "This season, right now -- to put the best team that I can on the field every night, we have better options. We have to find [Alvarez] some at-bats. Is third base the optimum place to get them? No, it is not." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:40 pm
  • Will Middlebrooks leaves with tight hamstring
    Will Middlebrooks left Tuesday's game versus the Angels with right hamstring tightness.

    Advice: Middlebrooks tweaked the hamstring while beating outing a single in the fourth inning. The Red Sox are saying his removal was precautionary and he's considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:19 pm
  • Will Middlebrooks exits with leg injury
    Will Middlebrooks left Tuesday's game versus the Angels with an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Middlebrooks tweaked something after beating out an infield single. The Red Sox should provide an update on the third baseman's status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:49 pm
  • Brooks Conrad designated for assignment
    Padres designated INF Brooks Conrad for assignment.

    Advice: Conrad was already in the minors, but now he's off the 40-man roster. The veteran infielder can declare free agency assuming he clears waivers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:37 pm
     
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  • Kris Bryant (toe) doubles in return to I-Cubs
    Cubs prospect Kris Bryant (toe) doubled and walked in his return to the Triple-A Iowa lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Bryant only missed a couple of days with a left big toe injury. The 22-year-old budding star has 40 home runs and 103 RBI in 126 games this season between the Double-A Tennessee Smokies and Triple-A Iowa Cubs. He should make his major league debut in early 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:33 pm
     
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  • No timetable for baseball activities for Zim
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) remains without a timetable to resume baseball activities.

    Advice: Zimmerman has already missed a month with a Grade 3 right hamstring strain and remains limited to working out on an underwater treadmill. The Nationals are hopeful that he'll return before the end of the season, but it's not a given. "There is no exact timetable. It's hard to put concrete dates on anything, because you just don't know. You are starting to feel better and that is a good sign," Zimmerman said. "I've been doing a few rehab things. There's really nothing you can do right now." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:08 pm
     
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  • Pedro Alvarez making debut at 1B on Monday
    Pedro Alvarez will make his first major league start at first base on Monday against the Braves.

    Advice: Alvarez's throwing has been an issue all season long at third base, so the Pirates have been working with him over the past week or so to prepare him for a move across the diamond. He'll get his first test Monday and could cut into the playing time for Ike Davis the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:52 pm
  • Bryant (toe) ready to return to Iowa lineup
    Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant expects to return to the Triple-A Iowa lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bryant sent a scare through the Cubs organization on Saturday when he had to leave a game at Iowa with pain in his left big toe. But an MRI came back negative on Sunday and he was able to do some running without issue on Monday. "I'm ready," Bryant told reporters after Monday's workout. The powerful 22-year-old is not expected to reach the majors until early 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:04 pm
     
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  • Todd Frazier (back) in Reds lineup on Monday
    Todd Frazier (back) is in the Reds' starting lineup on Monday night at Busch Stadium.

    Advice: Frazier missed a handful of games after tweaking his back last Thursday. He is starting at third base and batting third in Monday's series-opener versus St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:59 pm
  • Gillaspie hits salami as White Sox top Jays
    Conor Gillaspie walked and hit a grand slam in four trips to the plate as the White Sox held on to defeat the Blue Jays on Sunday.

    Advice: Gillaspie smoked a grand slam off of Drew Hutchison in the first inning, providing the first four runs in what turned out to be a six-run frame. Gillaspie has been a good find for the White Sox, as he has five home runs, 46 RBI, and an impressive .311/.363/.456 slash line on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:34 pm
  • Cubs prospect Bryant considered day-to-day
    Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a bruised foot.

    Advice: Bryant underwent an MRI on Sunday after aggravating an existing injury in Saturday's contest. The MRI revealed no structural damage, but expect the Cubs to still play things cautiously and hold him out of action for a couple of days to let the injury fully heal. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:39 pm
     
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  • Frazier (back) hopes to play 2nd game of DH
    Todd Frazier (back) is hoping to play in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Rockies.

    Advice: Frazier hasn't played since tweaking his back on Thursday and said Sunday that he's still feeling some soreness. "Usually when I have this, it takes a couple of days. But it's nagging right now. We'll see how it goes," Frazier said. Kris Negron is at third base for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:00 pm
  • Brent Morel recalled from Triple-A
    Pirates recalled 3B Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Morel has managed three hits in 16 at-bats in the majors this season. He'll be used in a bench role. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:51 am
     
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  • Top prospect Kris Bryant (toe) to undergo MRI
    Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant will undergo an MRI on his left big toe Sunday.

    Advice: Bryant fouled a ball off the toe a few days ago at Triple-A Iowa and then aggravated the ailment on Saturday, forcing him from the game. X-rays proved to be inconclusive, but the Cubs are hoping to find out more from an MRI. Bryant, who leads minor league baseball with 40 home runs, is not expected to be promoted this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:19 am
     
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  • Gyorko drives in five, Padres take down STL
    Jedd Gyorko finished 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBI in Saturday's 9-5 defeat of the Cardinals.

    Advice: St. Louis jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, but the Padres answered back with four runs in the top of the third (with the help of a Gyorko RBI single). Gyorko then slugged a grand slam in the seventh inning off Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist, just before a lengthy rain delay. Gyorko has been on fire since returning from a bad case of plantar fasciitis and looks poised to finish the 2014 season on a positive binge. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:40 pm
     
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  • Kris Bryant leaves AAA game with foot injury
    Cubs prospect Kris Bryant left Saturday's game at Triple-A Iowa with a foot injury.

    Advice: Bryant was then taken to a local hospital for X-rays. The Iowa Cubs should have an update on the injury Sunday morning. Bryant, one of the top prospects in baseball, entered play Saturday with a fantastic .333/.439/.678 season slash line and 40 home runs. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:27 pm
     
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  • Dodgers place Uribe (hamstring) on 15-day DL
    Dodgers placed INF Juan Uribe on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

    Advice: Uribe suffered the hamstring strain on Friday night and will miss the rest of August. Justin Turner is starting at the hot corner for the Dodgers on Saturday versus the Brewers and Carlos Triunfel has been called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to add infield depth. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:57 pm
     
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  • Juan Uribe (hamstring) expects to land on DL
    Juan Uribe (hamstring) expects to be placed on the 15-day disabled list soon.

    Advice: Uribe strained his right hamstring on Friday night. Justin Turner is starting at third base for Los Angeles on Saturday and will probably be the Dodgers' primary option there for the remainder of August. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:01 pm
     
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    7:10 pm vs x SD
  • Juan Uribe (hamstring) not in lineup Sat.
    Juan Uribe (hamstring) is not in the lineup Saturday versus the Brewers.

    Advice: Uribe left Friday's game with right hamstring tightness. Earlier in June he was on the disabled list for a strain to the same hamstring. This could get worse, but he should be considered day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:42 pm
     
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  • Juan Uribe exits with hamstring tightness
    Juan Uribe came out of Friday's game with right hamstring tightness.

    Advice: The Dodgers said it was a precautionary move, and that Uribe is day-to-day. He was on the DL back in June because of a strain to the same hamstring. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:13 pm
     
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  • Todd Frazier sits out with sore lower back
    Todd Frazier is not in Friday's lineup due to lower back soreness.

    Advice: Frazier tweaked his back during his second at-bat on Thursday and woke up Friday feeling worse. It appears at this point to be a day-to-day injury, but the Reds haven't said when they think he might return to the lineup. Ramon Santiago is at third base Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:31 pm
  • Pedro Alvarez goes 0-for-4 in loss
    DHing for the second straight day, Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against the Tigers on Thursday.

    Advice: Alvarez is 1-for-8 with five strikeouts since returning to the lineup yesterday. Overall, he's 2-for-18 with nine strikeouts this month. The Pirates have said that Alvarez is about ready to play first base, but he hasn't done anything lately to suggest that he'll be an upgrade. Ike Davis currently has an .853 OPS since the All-Star break, while Alvarez is at .429 in 41 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:22 pm
  • Padres recall Jace Peterson from Triple-A
    Padres recalled INF Jace Peterson from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Peterson is 5-for-50 (.100) in 25 games this season in the majors. He is not a fantasy-relevant player. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:15 pm
     
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  • Gyorko scores four-hit night in win vs. COL
    Jedd Gyorko had one of his best performances of the season, going 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's win against the Rockies.

    Advice: It's Gyorko's first four-hit game of the season, and he was one of only two Padres to accrue multiple hits on the evening. The second baseman has been performing much better at the plate since coming off of the disabled list on July 28. He now has a .333 average (19-for-57) in 15 games since his activation. A surge over the remaining 43 games could help pull up his sagging numbers. He carries a disappointing .199/.251/.326 slash line with seven home runs and 35 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:52 pm
     
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  • Nick Punto (hamstring) still not able to run
    Nick Punto (hamstring) still hasn't progressed to running.

    Advice: Punto strained his right hamstring on August 2, so he definitely won't be back when his 15 days are up. He may begin to run next week, but he's still a long way away from returning to the A's. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:37 pm
     
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    Nick Punto Oak - 2B,3B,SS
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    L, 8-5 vs x NYM
  • Bryant hits MiLB-leading 39th home run
    Cubs prospect 3B Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI on Tuesday for Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: The home run was Bryant's Minor League-leading 39th of the season, and the pair of RBI gives him an even 100 on the year. The 22-year-old slugger's production tailed off a bit in July, at least by his standards, but he's been red hot over his last 15 games, with a .373 batting average, six home runs and 13 RBI. The Cubs have tried to temper expectations regarding a potential September call-up, but with Arismendy Alcantara and Javier Baez already in the major leagues, and Jorge Soler likely to join them next month, it can't be ruled out. On the season, Bryant is batting .341/.448/.689 with 39 home runs, 33 doubles, 100 RBI and 15 stolen through 120 games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:54 am
     
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  • Donaldson homers twice in beatdown of Royals
    Josh Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs in the Athletics' 11-3 thumping of the Royals on Tuesday.

    Advice: Donaldson did his damage over the course of the game, contributing an RBI single and a sacrifice fly to go with two solo home runs. He also scored three runs in the thrashing. The homers were Donaldson's first in August but he's enjoyed a resurgent month thus far, batting .333 with six runs scored, eight RBI and three stolen bases through 12 August games. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:33 pm
  • Rendon homers as Nats slug their way to a win
    Anthony Rendon hit a two-run home run, his only success in five trips to the plate, as the Nationals battered Mets pitching in a win on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rendon's sixth-inning solo shot was the second of four hit against Mets pitching on the evening, extending his club's lead to 3-0 at the time. The 24-year-old has been among the most productive at his position, having hit 16 home runs, knocked in 66 runs, stolen 12 bases, and posted a .276/.331/.469 slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:57 pm
  • Alvarez close to making debut at first base
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Monday that Pedro Alvarez is close to making his debut at first base.

    Advice: Alvarez has struggled with his throwing at third base all season, so the Pirates are now trying to get him acclimated at first base. He's currently taking lessons every day before batting practice. "He's working his backside off to find a level of comfort and say, 'Okay. I'm ready to go over there in a major league game,'" Hurdle said. "I think we're real close to that. There will be a day here soon when you'll see him over there." While Alvarez is getting close to his first game action at the position, it's unlikely to happen before this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 11, 2:43 pm
  • Gyorko has two hits, two RBI against Pirates
    Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Gyorko delivered a two-run single to extend the Padres' lead in the ninth inning. The second baseman is 13-for-45 (.289) with 11 RBI since returning from the disabled list in late July. A miserable first half has his line at .185/.240/.309, but Gyorko is more talented than that line would indicate. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 10, 2:14 pm
     
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  • Cubs 3B prospect Bryant rips 38th home run
    Cubs prospect third baseman Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 for Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, hitting his 38th home run of the season.

    Advice: Bryant is now tied with Rangers prospect Joey Gallo for the minor league lead. The home run extended Bryant's hitting streak to 12 games, during which he has hit .385/.556/.846 with three doubles, five home runs, four hit by pitches, 11 walks, and 15 strikeouts. Bryant's ultimate defensive position is still up in the air, but with Javier Baez playing second base in the majors, the Cubs appear to be giving Bryant every opportunity to become their permanent third baseman. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 10, 7:06 am
     
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