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  • Bolsinger holds Padres to one hit over eight
    Mike Bolsinger delivered eight shutout innings Saturday in the Dodgers' 2-0 win over the Padres.

    Advice: Bolsinger was absolutely terrific, yielding only one hit while striking out eight against a plenty-good Padres lineup. He did not walk a batter. The 27-year-old has posted tremendous numbers this season between Triple-A Oklahoma City and Los Angeles, and he's worth a shot in mixed fantasy leagues while the fire is lit. Some regression is probably coming. A road date with the Cardinals is next.
    58 minutes ago
  • Kennedy allows two runs in loss to Dodgers
    Ian Kennedy allowed two earned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Joc Pederson slugged a solo shot off Kennedy in the bottom of the first and then Justin Turner smacked an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth. Kennedy was otherwise sharp, yielding only six total hits and zero walks while striking out six Los Angeles hitters. The 30-year-old will carry a 2-4 record, 6.11 ERA, and 1.39 WHIP into his next start at home against the Pirates. He's been very inconsistent this season, but better results should be coming.
    Today, 9:27 pm
  • Pederson slugs 12th homer, Dodgers top Pads
    Joc Pederson slugged his 12th home run of the season Saturday in the Dodgers' defeat of the Padres.

    Advice: It was a first-inning solo shot off Padres starter Ian Kennedy. Pederson, 23, boasts a .943 OPS through 42 games this season and he's on pace for 46 homers and 100 runs scored. Just give him the NL Rookie of the Year Award.
    Today, 9:24 pm
  • Davis goes hit-less in six at-bats vs Marlins
    Chris Davis went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts in Saturday's 13-inning loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Giving six consecutive at-bats to Chris Davis is just asking for multiple strikeouts. Unfortunately for the Orioles, Davis didn't counteract the four strikeouts with any offensive pyrotechnics. The hit-less game dropped his season batting line to .210/.290/.427. He does have eight home runs and 21 driven in, but he doesn't offer much beyond the power.
    Today, 8:17 pm
    L, 1-0 ^ @Mia
  • Matusz gets tossed for foreign substance
    Brian Matusz was ejected from Saturday's game for having a foreign substance on his right arm.

    Advice: Milwaukee's Will Smith was suspended eight games for the same offense earlier this week and Matusz should expect a similar punishment. The up-and-down Matusz carries a losing record (1-2) and has almost as many walks (ten) as strikeouts (11) this season.
    Today, 8:01 pm
  • Indians send Brett Hayes to Triple-A
    Indians optioned C Brett Hayes to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: The Indians needed to make room for Yan Gomes, who comes off the disabled list Sunday. Hayes hit .156 with three homers and six RBI in his 14 games for the Tribe.
    Today, 5:06 pm
    Not Active
    W, 2-1 vs x Cin
  • Strasburg shelled for six runs in loss to PHI
    Stephen Strasburg was shelled for six runs -- five earned -- over 3 2/3 innings as the Nationals fell to the Phillies on Saturday.

    Advice: Strasburg had a mostly-clean first two innings, but the Phillies tallied four runs in the third and another two in the fourth to drive the struggling right-hander from the game. He now has a 6.50 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 44 1/3 innings this season. Maybe that shoulder is still barking.
    Today, 3:45 pm
  • Pablo Sandoval remains out of Red Sox lineup
    Pablo Sandoval (knee) remains out of the Red Sox lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Sandoval is still available off the bench as a pinch-hitter, though his left knee is too sore to man the hot corner defensively. Brock Holt is getting another start in his place and will bat eighth against opposing left-hander C.J. Wilson.
    Today, 12:48 pm
  • Posey sitting out first game of doubleheader
    Buster Posey is not in the Giants lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

    Advice: He'll be back in there behind the plate for the nightcap. Andrew Susac is starting in his place behind the dish and will bat eighth against Jordan Lyles.
    Today, 10:42 am
    W, 10-8 ^ @Col; Top 8, 3-5 ^ @Col
  • Chris Johnson to begin rehab on Monday
    Chris Johnson (hand) is expected to begin a three-game minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

    Advice: He's playing in another game at extended spring training on Saturday and is expected to take batting practice with the team in Atlanta on Sunday before heading out on the rehab stint. He's slated to return from the disabled list on Thursday.
    Today, 10:16 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 3-2 vs x Mil
  • Michael Brantley not in Tribe lineup Saturday
    Michael Brantley is not in the Indians starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the All-Star outfielder. Brantley is enjoying another terrific season for the Indians, slashing .319/.397/.511 with four homers and 26 RBI in 35 games. He'll be back in there on Sunday.
    Today, 9:39 am
  • Derek Holland to begin throwing program
    Derek Holland (shoulder) is expected to begin a throwing program late next week.

    Advice: He'll undergo another MRI in three weeks before hopefully being cleared to resume mound work. Holland is working his way back from a strained subscapularis muscle in his left shoulder.
    Today, 8:42 am
    60-Day DL
    W, 15-4 @NYY
  • Bud Norris destroyed in rehab start on Friday
    Bud Norris (illness) was absolutely destroyed in his minor league rehab start with Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, allowing nine runs on 12 hits over 2 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander threw just 47 of his 72 pitches for strikes on the day. While he is eligible to return from the disabled list on May 26, the Orioles may choose to extend his rehab assignment after this debacle combined with his early-season struggles.
    Today, 8:29 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 1-0 @Mia
  • Joc Pederson hits 11th homer in victory
    Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 and hit a tiebreaking homer off Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning Friday as the Dodgers beat the Padres 2-1.

    Advice: That's 11 homers for Pederson, so he's still on pace for right around 40. Of course, he's not going to keep that up, but he's the obvious Rookie of the Year favorite at the moment.
    Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Porcello gives up seven runs in loss
    Rick Porcello was tagged for seven runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: It was his shortest outing of the season. Porcello gave up two runs over the first four innings before coming unglued in the fifth, which ended up being a nine-run inning for the Angels. The final run was charged to him after he was pulled from the ballgame. His ERA jumped from 4.26 to 5.07 with the clunker. He'll try to wipe the slate clean with a start against the Twins on the road next week.
    Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Marlins purchase contract of Vin Mazzaro
    Marlins purchased the contract of RHP Vin Mazzaro from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: He'll function as an extra reliever in the Marlins bullpen while they attempt to sort out their rotation in the wake of Mat Latos and Henderson Alvarez heading to the disabled list. The 28-year-old owns a 3.15 ERA and 22/4 K/BB ratio over 20 innings out of the bullpen at Triple-A New Orleans this year.
    Yesterday, 9:09 pm
    W, 1-0 vs Bal
  • Pablo Sandoval (knee) out again on Friday
    Pablo Sandoval (knee) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Sandoval remains available to pinch hit, but his left knee remains too sore when making throws. He hopes to return to the lineup at some point this weekend. Brock Holt is at third base Friday.
    Yesterday, 1:29 pm
  • Pablo Sandoval appears as pinch-hitter
    Pablo Sandoval struck out as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's game against the Rangers.

    Advice: Sandoval didn't start because of a bruised knee, but he's expected to be ready to play third on Friday.
    Thursday, 7:04 pm
  • Johnson (hand) on track to return next Thu.
    Chris Johnson (hand) is on track to be activated from the disabled list next Thursday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: It was previously believed that he could be activated next Monday, but the Braves want him to play some rehab games first. The 30-year-old has been sidelined for three weeks with a fracture and bone bruises in his left hand.
    Thursday, 1:30 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 3-2 vs x Mil
  • Sandoval (knee) out of Red Sox lineup Thurs.
    Pablo Sandoval (knee) is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again on Thursday night.

    Advice: Pablo Sandoval left Tuesday's game after being hit on the left knee by a pitch and he did not make an appearance Wednesday. He still has some bruising around that knee. Brock Holt will start at third base for the Red Sox on Thursday against Rangers lefty Wandy Rodriguez.
    Thursday, 12:03 pm
  • Posey goes off for 2B, HR, 3 hits vs. Dodgers
    Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 4-0 triumph versus the rival Dodgers.

    Advice: Posey entered the night as a strong play in daily leagues against the left-hander Brett Anderson, and he paid off for those investing handsomely. Interestingly, the homer came against right-hander Yimi Garcia, not Anderson. Posey, on an eight-game hitting streak, is slashing .308/.379/.476.
    Wednesday, 10:15 pm
    W, 10-8 ^ @Col; Top 8, 3-5 ^ @Col
  • Pablo Sandoval (knee) sitting out Wednesday
    Pablo Sandoval (knee) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Sandoval had to exit Tuesday's contest after being hit on the left knee with a pitch. Tests came back negative, but he's no doubt still sore. Consider Sandoval day-to-day. Brock Holt is filling in at third base.
    Wednesday, 12:08 pm
  • Holland could resume throwing next week
    Derek Holland (shoulder) will undergo another MRI on Friday in hopes of being cleared to resume throwing next week.

    Advice: That's been the case the last few weeks, though, and he's yet to receive the green light. Out with a strained subscapularis muscle in his left shoulder, Holland will be brought along slowly once cleared and there is no timetable for him rejoining the Rangers' rotation.
    Wednesday, 7:38 am
    60-Day DL
    W, 15-4 @NYY
  • Posey drives in a run and walks as Giants win
    Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Posey broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with an RBI single to left-center off of Carlos Frias. As the Dodgers were shut out, it turned out to be the deciding hit. The catcher is now on a seven-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 14 of 16 games so far this month. Posey is batting .295/.369/.439 with six home runs and 19 RBI on the year.
    Tuesday, 10:23 pm
    W, 10-8 ^ @Col; Top 8, 3-5 ^ @Col
  • Tests on Pablo Sandoval's knee are negative
    Tests on Pablo Sandoval's left knee came back negative.

    Advice: Sandoval left Tuesday's game against the Rangers after being hit on the knee by a pitch, but he's expected to be fine. Kung Fu Panda singled in one of his three at-bats before exiting. Consider him day-to-day.
    Tuesday, 7:20 pm
  • Norris (illness) to make rehab start May 22
    Bud Norris (illness) will make a minor league rehab start on May 22 at Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Norris has been out since May 11 with a case of bronchitis. If his rehab debut goes well, he could be cleared to rejoin the Orioles' rotation immediately after.
    Tuesday, 1:33 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 1-0 @Mia
  • Chris Johnson (hand) could be activated Mon.
    Chris Johnson (hand) could be activated next Monday.

    Advice: Johnson was recently cleared for baseball activities after being shut down for three weeks with a fracture and bone bruises in his left hand. Alberto Callaspo and Pedro Ciriaco have been filling in at the hot corner. Johnson was batting .279/.347/.372 with zero homers and five RBI in 16 games before the injury.
    Tuesday, 1:29 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 3-2 vs x Mil
  • Norris (bronchitis) lands on disabled list
    Orioles placed RHP Bud Norris on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 11, with bronchitis.

    Advice: It's an ailment he's dealt with for the better part of a week and the O's have decided it's best just to shut him down for a while. He'll be eligible for activation on May 26 and could be ready to go at that time.
    Monday, 4:46 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 1-0 @Mia
  • Bud Norris (bronchitis) could land on the DL
    Bud Norris (bronchitis) could be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Norris has been battling a case of bronchitis since last week and has lost some strength to the illness. Tyler Wilson is on the taxi squad for the Orioles and could be officially recalled early this week.
    Monday, 12:14 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 1-0 @Mia
  • Bolsinger pitches six innings of shutout ball
    Mike Bolsinger gave up just three hits over six innings without allowing a run to the Rockies on Sunday.

    Advice: Bolsinger struck out six and walked two in a 1-0 win. He threw 85 pitches during his time on the mound. This was Bolsinger's second start since being called up on May 12 and he should continue to see run in the Dodger rotation as they work their way through some injuries. In 17 1/3 innings this season, Bolsinger's allowed two runs on 13 hits, with a 14/6 K/BB ratio. The numbers have been nice and he's a decent stop-gap option in NL-only leagues, though we'd still caution against putting too much faith in him for mixed league play. Bolsinger will try to keep up his strong run when he takes on the rival Padres at home in his next start.
    Sunday, 3:54 pm
  • Brantley strokes RBI double in loss to TEX
    Michael Brantley went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Brantley gave the Indians their only run of the contest when he doubled off of Nick Martinez in the fifth inning. He also walked and struck out once--the strikeout was just his seventh of the season. Brantley's been insanely productive thus far and is now hitting .348/.429/.565 with four homers, 22 RBI and 20 runs scored. He's also 6-for-6 on steals.
    Sunday, 3:17 pm
  • Porcello goes six-plus as Red Sox top M's
    Rick Porcello held the Mariners to two runs over 6 2/3 innings Saturday in a 4-2 win for the Red Sox.

    Advice: Porcello gave up solo jacks to Brad Miller in the first and fifth innings, but he was otherwise dominant. The right-hander struck out six batters while moving to 4-2 on the year with a 4.26 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 44/13 K/BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings. He'll try to stay hot next week against the Angels.
    Saturday, 9:12 pm
  • Joc Pederson getting the day off Saturday
    Joc Pederson is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: As far as we know, it's a routine off day for the young center fielder. Pederson has easily been the Dodgers' most productive outfielder this season, leading the way with 10 HR and 21 RBI. His high strikeout rate is concerning (44 Ks in 111 at-bats) but the 23-year-old should be able to iron that out with more reps. With Pederson sidelined, Enrique Hernandez will grab the start in center field.
    Saturday, 2:08 pm
  • Bud Norris (bronchitis) won't go on Sunday
    Bud Norris (bronchitis) won't start Sunday against the Angels.

    Advice: Norris lost some weight from the illness and won't be ready to pitch again until early next week. Chris Tillman, who is dealing with back stiffness, won't be available either. With those two sidelined, the Orioles will likely turn to Mike Wright to pitch Sunday's series finale. The underachieving Norris has only thrown two quality starts in six outings this season.
    Saturday, 1:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 1-0 @Mia
  • Pablo Sandoval continues to struggle vs. LHP
    Pablo Sandoval went 0-for-3 against J.A. Happ on Friday to fall to 2-for-37 against left-handers this season.

    Advice: Sandoval has killed righties, but he's looked positively helpless batting right-handed. Considering that he was bad last year, too, it's about time he considers joining the club, which already boasts Shane Victorino and Daniel Nava as members, and giving up switch-hitting. The Red Sox don't really have an alternative for him against lefties; Sandoval's backup, Brock Holt, is a left-handed hitter.
    Friday, 9:50 pm
  • Brantley reaches base five times vs. Rangers
    Michael Brantley went 3-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base Friday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Brantley also walked twice, so he reached base safely in all five of his plate appearances Friday. The 28-year-old had a minor scare with his back about a month ago, but you wouldn't know it by the numbers he has put up so far this season. He's batting .349/.427/.560 through 28 games and has only struck out five times thus far.
    Friday, 9:40 pm
  • Posey hits two-run homer vs. Reds
    Buster Posey connected for a two-run homer in Friday's 10-2 win over the Reds.

    Advice: It was his sixth home run of the season. Posey has knocked in six runs over the past three games and owns a .286/.364/.444 batting line on the year. He currently has more walks (16) than strikeouts (13). The Giants are set to get Hunter Pence back from the disabled list on Saturday, which should only help Posey.
    Friday, 7:29 pm
    W, 10-8 ^ @Col; Top 8, 3-5 ^ @Col
  • Possible bronchitis to sideline Bud Norris
    The Orioles believe that Bud Norris has come down with bronchitis.

    Advice: The ailment will keep Norris out for Saturday's scheduled start. Ubaldo Jimenez will go in his place. Norris could toe the rubber on Sunday if he's feeling better, but if the bronchitis still has him feeling low, Chris Tillman might take that start.
    Friday, 6:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 1-0 @Mia
  • Bud Norris could miss start due to illness
    Bud Norris could be scratched from Saturday's start against the Angels due to illness.

    Advice: He was also under the weather a week ago and has had a recurrence of symptoms. Norris will be checked out later Friday and an update on his status could be available then. The Orioles would push up Ubaldo Jimenez to Saturday and Chris Tillman to Sunday if Norris can't go.
    Friday, 1:40 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 1-0 @Mia
  • Strasburg trying to fix his mechanical issues
    Stephen Strasburg threw a successful bullpen session on Thursday without incident.

    Advice: Strasburg indicated feeling good afterwards and has no lingering soreness in his shoulder. He also pointed out that he believes the issue from Tuesday's disaster against the Diamondbacks was a combination of bad mechanics and poor pitch selection. Fantasy owners may want to take a wait and see approach to make sure he's corrected his issues before putting him back out there.
    Thursday, 4:39 pm
  • Pablo Sandoval not in Red Sox lineup
    Pablo Sandoval is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Brock Holt is getting the start in his place at the hot corner. Sandoval should be back at his post on Friday.
    Thursday, 3:43 pm
  • Buster Posey goes 3-for-5, homers
    Buster Posey went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI against the Astros on Wednesday.

    Advice: Unfortunately, Posey needed one more hit; he ended the game with a little tapper back to the mound with the tying run on third in the top of the ninth. Posey is up to five homers and 14 RBI in 33 games for the season. He's one of the Giants most looking forward to Hunter Pence's return.
    Wednesday, 8:49 pm
    W, 10-8 ^ @Col; Top 8, 3-5 ^ @Col
  • Pederson smacks 10th homer in loss to MIA
    Joc Pederson hit his 10th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pederson extended the Dodgers' lead to 4-2 with a fifth-inning solo home run off of Jarred Cosart. The rookie has homered six times in 12 May games and is now batting .255/.417/.598 with 21 RBI.
    Wednesday, 8:20 pm
  • Kennedy allows two homers in loss to Mariners
    Ian Kennedy took the loss on Tuesday against the Mariners, yielding five runs in 4 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Four of the five runs scored on home runs. Kyle Seager hit a three-run bomb in the first inning and Logan Morrison clubbed a solo shot in the third. Kennedy allowed eight hits in total along with three walks and five strikeouts. The right-hander has a poor 5.92 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and a 20/8 K/BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings, but he'll look for improvement in a home start against the Nationals next.
    Tuesday, 10:55 pm
  • Bolsinger gives Dodgers 5 2/3 solid frames
    Mike Bolsinger earned his first win of the season after holding the Marlins to one run over 5 2/3 innings as the Dodgers skated to an 11-1 victory on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bolsinger's start won't be remembered for the many quality pitches he threw, but for the one mistake he made, resulting in a Giancarlo Stanton solo home run in the first inning which completely cleared the bleachers in left field. The right-hander allowed only five hits and two walks overall while striking out three. Bolsinger has been better than the Dodgers could have expected as their rotation has been ravaged by injuries. Despite the 1.59 ERA in two starts, though, mixed leaguers shouldn't toss the lasso around him. Bolsinger matches up at home against the Rockies next.
    Tuesday, 10:43 pm
  • Strasburg knocked around in loss to D'Backs
    Stephen Strasburg was battered over 3 1/3 innings, allowing eight runs (seven earned) in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Strasburg left his previous start with a shoulder injury but he felt good enough after a chiropractic adjustment to take the hill to face the D'Backs. It didn't go very well. He allowed three runs in the first three innings before the D'Backs exploded for five in the fourth inning, topped off by Mark Trumbo's three-run homer. Strasburg gave up eight hits overall with a walk and three strikeouts. His 2015 season continues to get worse, as he has a 6.06 ERA with a 1.71 WHIP and a 35/11 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings. Strasburg will match up with the Padres to wrap up a West coast road trip on Sunday.
    Tuesday, 9:52 pm
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