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  • Shawn O'Malley starting at shortstop Saturday
    Shawn O'Malley is starting at shortstop and batting ninth for the Mariners on Saturday.

    Advice: He gets the challenge of facing Jays' knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. With Ketel Marte on the disabled list, the door is open for O'Malley to see some extra time in the infield over the next week or so. Rotoworld.com 58 minutes ago
  • Orioles in the mix for Andrew Cashner as well
    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Orioles are pursuing Andrew Cashner from the Padres but that it isn't related to any potential trade for Melvin Upton.

    Advice: The O's are looking at both Padres in separate deals, not as a package play. The O's are in desperate need of an upgrade in their starting rotation, and the hard-throwing right-hander could be just the guy for the job. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:24 am
  • Mariners place Ketel Marte on 15-day DL
    Mariners placed SS Ketel Marte on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 20, with mononucleosis.

    Advice: Marte has already missed a week of action with the illness, so while they wait on him to get well they'll utilize his roster spot elsewhere. David Rollins was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move to provide bullpen depth. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:20 am
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  • Blue Jays talking Upton with Padres as well
    According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Blue Jays have discussed Melvin Upton and Andrew Cashner with the Padres.

    Advice: Rosenthal notes that it's unclear if the Jays would have interest in just Upton if they can't get Cashner. The Padres seem to be pitting potential suitors against one another in an effort to drive up the price on their available pieces. Where there's this much smoke, there's usually fire, so don't be surprised to see some sort of deal get done in the next couple of days. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:47 am
  • Nationals ink Justin De Fratus to minors deal
    Nationals signed RHP Justin De Fratus to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The right-hander was acquired by the Rangers in mid-June, but designated for assignment shortly after. The 28-year-old owns a 2.89 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 25/16 K/BB ratio across 37 1/3 innings at Triple-A this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:31 am
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  • Indians have also discussed Melvin Upton
    Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Indians have had conversations with the Padres in recent weeks about Melvin Upton.

    Advice: Olney notes that while the two clubs have talked, nothing is close regarding a potential deal. The interest around Upton has picked up considerably in the last couple of days and it looks like there's a strong likelihood that he could get moved before next week's trade deadline. The Orioles are reported to be in negotiations for him as well. Rotoworld.com Today, 4:51 am
  • Steven Souza goes 0-for-5 in loss
    Steven Souza went 0-for-5 and struck out twice in a loss to the A's on Friday.

    Advice: Souza is hitting .193 with a 19/2 K/BB ratio in 57 at-bats since coming off the disabled list on July 2. He also hit .233 with a 36/7 K/BB ratio and just five extra-base hits in his last 24 games before going on the disabled list. A demotion to Triple-A needs to be considered at some point. One thing is for sure: the Rays would like to have Wil Myers back right about now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Matt Adams homers in 16th to win it
    Matt Adams hit a homer in the bottom of the 16th to give the Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: The Cardinals' three, four and five hitters had been 0-for-19 on the night before Adams yanked a Bud Norris pitch out to right to end the game. The Cardinals as a whole were outhit 14 to eight in this one. It was the 11th homer for Adams this season. He's likely to resume losing some playing time next week after Brandon Moss comes off the DL. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Corey Seager goes 4-for-7 against Cards
    Corey Seager went 4-for-7 and knocked in a run against the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: Seager didn't hit for the kind of average we were hoping for early on, but he's all of the way up to .307 for the season now. He's batting .331 with 15 homers in his last 66 games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • McCarthy takes no-decision vs. Cardinals
    Brandon McCarthy yielded two runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: It was his longest outing since returning from Tommy John surgery. McCarthy struck out four and walked three while giving up just one hit. Two runs scored on the play thanks to an error by center fielder Joc Pederson. McCarthy owns a 1.61 ERA and 26/7 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings over four starts since coming off the DL and needs to be owned in most mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:02 pm
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  • Orioles could send Jimenez in trade for Upton
    Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that the Orioles have discussed a potential trade that would send Ubaldo Jimenez and a prospect to the Padres for Melvin Upton.

    Advice: Jimenez would only be included in any deal to help offset the money remaining on Upton's contract, as his actual value is very limited. The veteran right-hander is owed roughly $18 million through next season while Upton is owed more than $22 million over the same time frame. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Cabrera becomes 56th player to reach 1500 RBI
    Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-4 and drove home a pair of runs on Friday, leading the Tigers to a 7-5 victory over the White Sox in Chicago.

    Advice: Cabrera delivered a two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning that broke a 5-5 tie and stood as the difference in the ballgame. The first run that scored on that play gave the veteran slugger 1500 RBI for his big league career, a milestone that has only been achieved by 55 other players in MLB history. Even though he has slumped as of late, Cabrera is still hitting .300/.376/.515 with 19 homers and 56 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Jake Odorizzi holds A's scoreless for eight
    Jake Odorizzi blanked the A's for eight innings on Friday.

    Advice: It didn't get him a win, as the game stayed scoreless into extra innings, but it was a second straight positive outing for the right-hander. Even if he hasn't pitched quite as well as hoped this year, he still has considerable trade value heading into the deadline. He has a 4.10 ERA and a 110/35 K/BB ratio in 118 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Sean Manaea goes eight scoreless
    Sean Manaea tossed eight scoreless innings against the Rays in a no-decision Friday.

    Advice: It's a career high in innings for Manaea, who was allowed to cross the century mark in pitches thrown for just the second time (he threw 103 tonight). He's allowed two runs over 20 innings in his last three starts, taking his ERA from 5.85 to 4.61. He's still a fringy mixed-league play, but he has things going in the right direction. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Morneau clubs three-run homer in loss Friday
    Justin Morneau clubbed a three-run homer as the White Sox fell to the Tigers on friday night in Chicago.

    Advice: It came at a very critical juncture as well, as his two-out, three-run blast off Michael Fulmer gave the White Sox a 5-4 lead in the fifth inning. Unfortunately for the White Sox, that wound up being the extent of their club's offense. Morneau finished the night 1-for-3 and is hitting .278/.409/.500 since he joined the White Sox on July 15. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:22 pm
  • Shoemaker gives up two runs in loss to 'Stros
    Matt Shoemaker took another loss Friday after giving up two runs over 6 2/3 innings against the Astros.

    Advice: He struck out five and walked one. The Astros got to him with RBI singles in the fifth and seventh innings and Shoemaker didn’t get much help from his offense against Lance McCullers. Of course, that’s nothing new. Shoemaker dropped to 5-10 with the loss, but at least saw his ERA drop down to 3.99. Despite the lack of run support, he needs to be owned in most fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Orioles have talked to Padres about Upton
    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Orioles have talked to the Padres about Melvin Upton.

    Advice: Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported earlier in the day that the Padres had told suitors that they were close to dealing Upton, and perhaps it's the O's who are hot on the trail after losing Joey Rickard for the next 4-to-6 weeks. It would certainly be an upgrade in home ballpark for Upton. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:53 pm
  • Padres could be nearing Melvin Upton trade
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Padres are telling interested teams that they're getting close to trading Melvin Upton Jr.

    Advice: While it could just be posturing on the Padres end to drive up his potential trade value, it sounds as through they are serious about dealing the veteran outfielder. He's in the midst of a terrific bounceback season, slashing .260/.309/.448 with 16 homers, 44 RBI and 20 stolen bases. Given his mental makeup, fantasy owners may not want to see a change of scenery for the dynamic outfielder. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:53 pm
  • Corey Seager (flu) returns to Dodgers' lineup
    Corey Seager (flu) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Seager missed three days of action with the flu bug, but he's evidently feeling better. He's at shortstop and hitting second against Michael Wacha and the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:28 pm
  • Ketel Marte (mono) headed to disabled list
    Ketel Marte will be placed on the disabled list after being diagnosed with mononucleosis.

    Advice: Now it makes more sense why he's missed a week of action with what had been described as a stomach bug. Marte shouldn't need much more than another week before being activated. Shawn O'Malley and Luis Sardinas will share shortstop in his absence. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:02 pm
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  • Ketel Marte (illness) sitting out again
    Ketel Marte (illness) remained out of the Mariners' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Marte hasn't played in a week due to a stomach bug and also an ankle injury. Shawn O'Malley is filling in again at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:35 pm
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  • Orioles scouted Andrew Cashner on Thursday
    Jon Heyman of TodaysKnuckleball and FanRag Sports reports that the Orioles scouted Andrew Cashner's start on Thursday.

    Advice: They saw him pitch well, as Cashner struck out eight while holding the Cardinals to one run over 5 2/3 innings. The Orioles were also connected to Cashner back in February before they signed Yovani Gallardo. The Rangers and Blue Jays are also known to have interest in the righty even though he's put up a 4.79 ERA this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:28 am
  • Cashner fans eight, allows one run vs. Cards
    Andrew Cashner struck out eight while allowing one run over 5 2/3 innings against the Cardinals on Thursday.

    Advice: Cashner was close to dominant, allowing just three hits without issuing a walk before exiting. Unfortunately for him, his bullpen couldn't hold the lead, denying him of his second straight win. Still, Cashner has now struck out 17 while allowing two runs over his past two starts, upping his trade value just in time for the Padres to try to get something nice for him ahead of the trade deadline. If he's still around, the 29-year-old is slated to take on the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:25 pm
  • Seager (flu) remains out Thursday vs. Nats
    Corey Seager (flu) remains absent from the Dodgers' lineup Thursday versus the Nationals.

    Advice: Seager is still battling that nasty flu bug that seems to be traveling from clubhouse to clubhouse. Chris Taylor will start at shortstop Thursday in Washington, D.C. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:52 am
  • Rosenthal: Cashner trade not imminent
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Padres do not expect to trade Andrew Cashner before his Thursday start against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Jon Morosi (also of FOX Sports) had previously reported that the Padres were hoping to move Cashner prior to his next start, but according to one of Rosenthal's sources, there is a "99.9% chance nothing will happen [before Thursday's scheduled outing]." The Rangers and Marlins are two of the teams rumored to be kicking the tires on the 29-year-old right-hander. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:16 pm
  • Rangers continue to bat around Cashner trade
    MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo reports that the Rangers remain in trade talks regarding Andrew Cashner.

    Advice: According to FOX Sports Jon Morosi, the Padres are hoping to trade Cashner before his scheduled Thursday start. The Rangers have been heavily linked to the 29-year-old right-hander, but Morosi colleague Ken Rosenthal relayed on Tuesday that "a surprising number of clubs" are interested in Cashner's services, not just Texas. Expect movement one way or another very, very soon. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:33 pm
  • Corey Seager (flu) remains out Wednesday
    Corey Seager (flu) remains out of the Dodgers' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Seager is one of the many major leaguers battling a stomach virus. Charlie Culberson will start at shortstop and bat eighth Wednesday versus the Nationals. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:43 pm
  • Ketel Marte (ankle, flu) out again Wednesday
    Ketel Marte (flu, ankle) is out of the Mariners' starting lineup again on Wednesday.

    Advice: Marte has appeared in just one game since last Friday because of an ankle injury and a nasty stomach bug. Shawn O'Malley is getting another start at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:08 am
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  • Ketel Marte (ankle, flu) out again Tuesday
    Ketel Marte (flu) is out again Tuesday.

    Advice: Marte returned to the Mariners' lineup Sunday after missing a game with an ankle injury, but he came down with a stomach virus on Monday. Consider him day-to-day still. Shawn O'Malley is starting at shortstop and batting leadoff Tuesday versus White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:06 pm
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  • Corey Seager out Tuesday because of virus
    Corey Seager is out Tuesday due to a stomach virus.

    Advice: It's probably the same bug that has been traveling around a number of MLB clubhouses. Chris Taylor will fill in at shortstop Tuesday night against the Nationals. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:24 pm
  • Corey Seager out Tuesday versus Nationals
    Corey Seager is getting the day off Tuesday.

    Advice: Seager hit three doubles in Sunday's series finale against the Diamondbacks, but he'll take a seat in Tuesday's opener versus the Nationals and rookie right-hander Reynaldo Lopez. Chris Taylor is at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:53 pm
  • Cashner drawing interest from multiple teams
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal writes that Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner is drawing trade interest from "a surprising number of clubs."

    Advice: The Rangers are among them, as has been reported in multiple outlets. Cashner owns a 5.05 ERA this season, so he doesn't come without risk, but there's a lack of quality pitching on the market. For what it's worth, Cashner struck out nine over six innings of one-run ball in his most recent start Friday against the Giants. He's due to hit free agency this winter. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:11 am
  • Marte out Monday due to illness
    Ketel Marte is out of Monday's lineup due to illness.

    Advice: Marte returned to the lineup Sunday after suffering a mild ankle injury, but now he's under the weather. It's unclear whether he'll be available off the bench, but it's a day-to-day situation. Shawn O'Malley will start in his place at shortstop. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:40 pm
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  • Melvin Upton activated from bereavement list
    Padres activated OF Melvin Upton Jr. from the bereavement list.

    Advice: He missed the team's weekend series against the Giants but should be back in there Monday against St. Louis. Alex Dickerson handled left field during his brief absence. Rotoworld.com Monday, 12:42 pm
  • Ketel Marte (ankle) goes 1-for-4 in return
    Ketel Marte (ankle) went 1-for-4 in his return to the Mariners' lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: Marte suffered a mild ankle sprain while sliding into third base on a triple Friday night against the Astros. He sat out Saturday but played a full nine innings at shortstop in Sunday's loss to Houston. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:44 am
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  • Odorizzi strikes out seven in win over O's
    Jake Odorizzi came through with a nice showing in Sunday's win over the Orioles, surrendering two runs on seven hits over six innings.

    Advice: Odorizzi allowed a sacrifice fly to Manny Machado in the first inning and a solo home run to Pedro Alvarez in the sixth, but otherwise kept the scoreboard free and clear from damage. He struck out seven and walked just one on the afternoon. Through 20 starts, the 26-year-old right-hander holds a 4.39 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 105/35 K/BB ratio. He has the talent to pitch better than that in the second half and will look to build on Sunday's performance when he hits the road for a date with the A's in his next scheduled start. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:37 pm
  • Rangers showing interest in Andrew Cashner
    Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers are "targeting" Andrew Cashner.

    Advice: He's one of a handful of starters that Texas is looking at. Cashner is in the midst of a disappointing season that's seen him post a 5.05 ERA over 14 starts, although he did pitch well his last time out. The righty is likely to be dealt in the next couple weeks given that he's on the out-of-contention Padres and is slated for free agency this winter. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 9:28 am
  • McCarthy tosses six shutout frames, K's eight
    Brandon McCarthy struck out eight batters in six scoreless innings but did not earn a decision for his stellar efforts versus the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

    Advice: He gave up only three base hits and didn't walk anybody. This was McCarthy's third start of the season after recovering from Tommy John surgery. So far the returns have been fantastic. He has pitched very well in all three starts and sports a 1.69 ERA with 22 strikeouts and only four walks in 16 innings. This is a guy with a 4.12 ERA in over 1000 career innings, so don't overspend to acquire him for your team. That said, he should remain a quality fantasy starter until he gets hurt again. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:32 pm
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  • Shoemaker fans 13 in complete game shutout
    Matt Shoemaker struck out 13 batters in a masterful, complete-game, shutout victory over the White Sox by a score of 1-0 on Saturday.

    Advice: This was an epic pitcher's duel between Shoemaker and James Shields. Shoemaker gave up six hits to Shields' two, but Shoemaker was able to keep the White Sox from scoring all night. The 13 strikeouts were a career high. He now has 110 strikeouts against only 22 walks in 106 innings. He will take a 5-9 record and 4.08 ERA on the road against Houston next week. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:08 pm
  • Marte (ankle) sitting Saturday vs. Astros
    Ketel Marte (ankle) is not in the Mariners' lineup Saturday against the Astros.

    Advice: Marte was always a long shot to play after spraining his ankle in Friday night's series opener. Shawn O'Malley will handle shortstop duties on Saturday and bat ninth against Astros right-hander Lance McCullers. Marte remains day-to-day. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:59 am
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  • Andrew Cashner strikes out nine in win
    Andrew Cashner pitched six innings of one-run ball and struck out nine in defeating the Giants on Friday.

    Advice: Someone had a productive All-Star break. Cashner hadn't struck out more than six in any of his previous 13 starts this season. He also went without a walk for the first time (excluding his one-third of an inning start last month when he hurt his neck). A couple of more outings like this and he'll be another fine piece of trade bait for the Padres. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:33 pm
  • Ketel Marte day-to-day with mild ankle sprain
    Ketel Marte is day-to-day with a mild ankle sprain.

    Advice: Marte suffered the injury on an awkward slide into third base on a triple on Friday. Fortunately for the Mariners, it doesn't appear to be a major concern. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:19 pm
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  • Ketel Marte exits with apparent ankle injury
    Ketel Marte exited Friday's game against the Astros in the fourth inning with an apparent ankle injury.

    Advice: Marte tweaked his ankle while legging out a triple in the top of the fourth inning. He was replaced by Shawn O'Malley at shortstop to begin the bottom of the frame. The M's should pass along an update soon. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:03 pm
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  • Morneau not in Friday's lineup
    Justin Morneau is not in Friday's lineup against the Angels.

    Advice: Morneau joined the White Sox on Friday after batting .174/.321/.261 over 28 plate appearances during his minor league rehab assignment. He should see plenty of at-bats out of the DH spot during the second half, but Avisail Garcia is starting against the southpaw Hector Santiago on Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:14 pm
  • Padres place Melvin Upton on bereavement
    Padres placed OF Melvin Upton Jr. on the bereavement list.

    Advice: His brother Justin went on the bereavement list with the Tigers on Thursday night. Melvin should return to the Padres early next week. He has racked up 16 home runs, 44 RBI, 20 stolen bases, and 45 runs scored in 87 games this season for San Diego. Rotoworld.com Friday, 2:26 pm
  • White Sox activate Justin Morneau off the DL
    White Sox activated 1B/DH Justin Morneau from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Morneau batted just .174/.321/.261 over 28 plate appearances on his eight-game minor league rehab assignment, but he is recovered from offseason elbow surgery and the White Sox believe he can be of immediate help coming out of the All-Star break. Morneau should see semi-regular action between DH and first base. We wouldn't expect much, though, in terms of fantasy production. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:09 am
  • White Sox to activate Justin Morneau on Fri.
    Justin Morneau (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list Friday.

    Advice: Morneau signed a one-year, $1 million major league contract with the White Sox back in early June and is finally ready to join the team after completing his rehabilitation from flexor tendon surgery. The veteran first baseman was batting just .174/.321/.261 on his eight-game minor league rehab assignment and can go on being ignored in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:00 am
  • Justin Morneau (elbow) progressing in rehab
    Justin Morneau said that the surgically-repaired flexor tendon in his left elbow is feeling great.

    Advice: Morneau is currently out on a rehab assignment and while he has yet to find his stroke, his health is coming along well enough. The White Sox signed him to a one-year contract at the beginning of June after he was cut adrift by the Rockies in October. He has been on rehab assignment for eight games, now, but should be able to provide the Sox a bench option sooner rather than later. Morneau, 35, hit .310/.363/.458 with three homers and 15 RBI in 49 games last season. There isn't much fantasy intrigue here, though he did pop 17 homers in 2014. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:13 pm
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