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  • Gerrit Cole (elbow) placed on 15-day DL
    Pirates placed RHP Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 25, with posterior inflammation in his right elbow.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Monday's starter, Steven Brault. An MRI has ruled out structural damage in Cole's elbow, but he was scheduled to get a second opinion in Los Angeles. There should be more clarity on his status in the next couple of days. Rotoworld.com 43 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Cozart not in Monday's lineup
    Zack Cozart is not in Monday's lineup versus the Angels.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of maintenance. Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and hit second. Rotoworld.com 45 minutes ago
  • Doolittle (shoulder) on track to join A's Fri
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is tentatively expected to rejoin the Athletics on Friday.

    Advice: Doolittle has been out since the end of June with a shoulder strain, but he owns a 1.80 ERA and 8/1 K/BB ratio over five innings during a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville. He's slated to make one final appearance on Tuesday before rejoining the major league roster. Rotoworld.com 53 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Strop (knee) throws bullpen session
    Pedro Strop (knee) reported feeling good after throwing 25 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday.

    Advice: Strop underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two weeks ago, but is already making encouraging progress. The original expectation was that he'd miss 4-6 weeks, but he appears primed to beat that timetable. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:33 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs Pit
     
  • Justin Turner not in Monday's lineup vs. COL
    Justin Turner is not in Monday's lineup against the Rockies.

    Advice: Turner will sit for the series opener at Coors Field, which is unfortunate news for fantasy owners who were excited about the matchup. Rob Segedin is getting the start at third base and will bat eighth against Jon Gray. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:14 pm
  • O's option McFarland to Triple-A
    Orioles optioned LHP T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: It was announced on Sunday that McFarland was designated for assignment, so this presumably means that he passed through optional waivers. The southpaw owns an ugly 6.93 ERA and 7/10 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings in the majors this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:45 pm
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  • Neil Walker (back) out of lineup again Monday
    Neil Walker (back) is out of the Mets' lineup again Monday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Walker has now missed consecutive games due to a back injury from earlier this month. He's been red-hot for a while now, so his absence really hurts. Consider him day-to-day for now.Daily Slant: With Walker and Cabrera out of the Mets lineup, it improves the spot for Jose Fernandez even further. Fernandez still owns an eye-popping 15.0 SwStr% and 35.4 K% (both top the list on tonight’s slate) so his ceiling is absolutely immense on any given day, especially considering the Mets own the league’s 7th highest K% against RHP (22.0%). If you are spending upwards of $10K on a SP, go ahead and pay all the way up for the Marlins ace. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:08 pm
    Day-to-Day
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  • Rangers release OF Drew Stubbs
    Rangers released OF Drew Stubbs.

    Advice: Stubbs refused an assignment to Triple-A Round Rock after getting pushed off the Rangers' 40-man roster last week. He'll officially become a free agent once he clears irrevocable release waivers. The 31-year-old outfielder is hitting .259/.343/.414 in 67 plate appearances this season between Atlanta and Arlington. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:59 pm
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  • Castellanos (hand) played catch on Monday
    Nick Castellanos (hand) played catch Monday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

    Advice: But he can only receive soft throws at this point and isn't close to hitting. Castellanos suffered a broken hand on August 6 when he was struck by a Logan Verrett pitch. He'll try to make it back by mid-September, but it might be more like late September. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:56 pm
    15-Day DL
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  • Ryan Zimmerman getting the day off Mon.
    Ryan Zimmerman is getting the day off Monday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of maintenance for the veteran first baseman. Clint Robinson will start at first base and bat seventh versus Phillies righty Jake Thompson. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:40 pm
  • Pedroia (personal) out of Red Sox lineup Mon.
    Dustin Pedroia (personal) remains out of the Red Sox lineup Monday night against the Rays.

    Advice: Pedroia was excused from the Red Sox on Sunday morning to deal with a private family matter. It's not clear when he might return. Brock Holt is starting at second base and batting leadoff Monday versus righty Matt Andriese. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:13 pm
    Day-to-Day
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  • A's activate Billy Butler from concussion DL
    Athletics activated DH Billy Butler from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Butler suffered a concussion last weekend in a clubhouse fight with teammate Danny Valencia. The two have since apologized, to each other and to the A's organization. Butler has a disappointing .286/.338/.419 batting line with four homers and 30 RBI in 228 plate appearances this season. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:43 am
  • A's option Arismendy Alcantara to Stockton
    Athletics optioned INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara to High-A Stockton.

    Advice: The move clears a 25-man roster spot for Billy Butler, who was activated off the 7-day concussion disabled list in a corresponding move. Alcantara is 3-for-15 with eight strikeouts this season in the major leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:38 am
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  • Latos to be added to Nats roster Thursay
    Mat Latos will be added to the Nationals' active roster on Thursday, per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

    Advice: Latos could have opted out of his contract with Washington on Monday, but he has agreed to stay on until major league rosters expand on September 1. He will then officially join the Nationals, presumably in a long relief or swingman role. The veteran right-hander holds a 1.06 ERA in 17 innings (three starts) with Triple-A Syracuse, but the peripherals aren't nearly as promising. He was cut by the White Sox in June after allowing 31 runs -- 29 earned -- over his last 36 innings. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:44 am
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  • Jose De Leon whiffs 13 batters at AAA OKC
    Jose De Leon tallied 13 strikeouts over 7 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: De Leon walked none and yielded just four hits in the brilliant outing, which helped the OKC Dodgers clinch their second straight Pacific Coast League American Northern Division title. The 24-year-old right-hander now boasts a 2.61 ERA, 0.938 WHIP, and 111/20 K/BB ratio in 86 1/3 innings (16 starts) this season at Triple-A. It's a surprise he's not already in the majors. Maybe it will happen next month. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:29 am
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    5:40 pm @Col
     
  • Billy Butler (concussion) expected back Mon.
    Billy Butler (concussion) is expected to be activated on Monday.

    Advice: That's assuming he passes a concussion test Sunday. Butler has missed the last week of action following a clubhouse scuffle with teammate Danny Valencia. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:08 am
  • Pedroia away from club due to family matter
    Dustin Pedroia will be away from the Red Sox on Sunday due to a family matter.

    Advice: The Red Sox will not make a roster move, and it's possible, although not a given, that Pedroia will rejoin the club on Monday. It's unfortunate timing, as Pedroia is red-hot at the plate with 11 hits in his last 12 at-bats. The Red Sox are playing the Sunday night game and haven't released a lineup yet, so it's unclear who will be filling in for Pedroia at second base. Aaron Hill, Brock Holt and Marco Hernandez are the options. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 am
    Day-to-Day
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  • T.J. McFarland designated for assignment
    Orioles designated LHP T.J. McFarland for assignment.

    Advice: McFarland was pummeled for four runs over two-thirds of an inning Saturday in his lone appearance after returning from the disabled list. He stands a good chance at clearing waivers. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:17 am
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  • Neil Walker (back) absent from Mets' lineup
    Neil Walker (back) is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Walker has had a minor setback with the back injury that kept him out for four games earlier this month. The hope is that he'll be fine after one day of rest. Kelly Johnson is filling in at second base. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:49 am
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs Mia
     
  • Gerrit Cole (elbow) could have bone spur
    Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that Gerrit Cole's elbow injury could be a bone spur issue.

    Advice: The good news is that an MRI didn't reveal any ligament damage, according to Biertempfel. Cole will receive a second opinion on his elbow from orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Sunday. The righty has posted a 7.06 ERA over his last four starts, so it's possible the elbow has been bothering him for a while. Steven Brault will fill in for Cole on Monday versus the Cubs. It's unclear at this point how much time Cole might miss, although more should be known after Sunday's exam. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:11 am
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Pirates confirm Cole (elbow) will miss start
    Pirates general manager Neal Huntington confirmed that Gerrit Cole will get his elbow checked out.

    Advice: Huntington also confirmed that Cole will miss "at least" one start, depending on how Sunday's exam turns out. Steven Brault will start in his place Monday against the Cubs. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:53 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Doolittle (elbow) encounters minor setback
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) was not able to make his scheduled appearance Friday for Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Doolittle's shoulder is acting up again, though it looks like the decision to scratch him was precautionary. The A's are calling him day-to-day. Doolittle hasn't pitched for Oakland since late June. He'll fill a setup role when he's ready to return. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:31 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Cole to have elbow examined by specialist
    Gerrit Cole (elbow) will not make his scheduled start Monday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Instead he'll fly to Los Angeles where he'll be examined by famed surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Cole admitted Saturday that he hadn't thrown a bullpen session since his last start on Wednesday, which should have been the first clue that something was wrong. The Pirates aren't concerned about ligament damage, which is obviously a positive sign. Trevor Williams, Drew Hutchison and Stephen Brault are all possibilities to start Monday's series opener. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:26 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Cozart (knee, heel) returns to Reds' lineup
    Zack Cozart (knee, heel) is back in the Reds' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Cozart missed seven games with knee and heel injuries before returning as a pinch-hitter on Friday night. He's back at shortstop and hitting second against D'Backs right-hander Zack Godley. Cozart has already matched a career-high with 15 homers this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 2:20 pm
  • Zack Cozart collects double as pinch hitter
    Zack Cozart (knee, heel) collected a double as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Cozart had missed over a week's worth of games due to his various ailments, but was available off of the bench on Friday and is expected to rejoin the starting lineup on Saturday. The hard-hitting shortstop is slashing .265/.315/.446 with 15 homers and 46 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:23 am
  • Cozart expected to return to lineup Saturday
    Zack Cozart (knee, heel) is expected to rejoin the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Cozart has missed more than a week's worth of action due to knee and heel ailments. He is available off of the bench on Friday and should take his rightful place at shortstop for Saturday's contest against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com Friday, 4:13 pm
  • T.J. McFarland activated from disabled list
    Orioles activated LHP T.J. McFarland from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: McFarland has been out for the last two months with left knee tendinitis. He'll be used in low-leverage situations. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:42 pm
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  • Neil Walker returns from paternity leave
    Mets activated 2B Neil Walker from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Walker and his wife welcomed their first child earlier this week. T.J. Rivera has been optioned in a corresponding move. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:55 am
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs Mia
     
  • Rangers designate Stubbs for assignment
    Rangers designated OF Drew Stubbs for assignment.

    Advice: The Rangers needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Carlos Gomez, who is making his Texas debut Thursday against Cleveland. The well-traveled 31-year-old has hit .259 with three homers and eight steals across 59 at-bats this season. There's a good chance he'll get snatched up on waivers. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:56 pm
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    5:05 pm vs Sea
     
  • Justin Turner hits 24th homer
    Justin Turner went 2-for-3 and homered to account for the only run in the Dodgers' win over the Giants on Wednesday.

    Advice: Turner is up to 24 homers in 485 plate appearances this year. For the Mets in 2011, he had four homers in 487 plate appearances. Legitimately one of the NL's best players the last three years, Turner is going to be a fascinating free agent this winter. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:07 pm
  • Dustin Pedroia steals two bases in loss
    Dustin Pedroia had two hits, two steals and two runs scored against the Rays on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pedroia doesn't contribute enough in homers and steals to function as an elite fantasy second baseman these days, but he's still plenty useful there and he remains an excellent major leaguer. He's hitting .306 with 83 runs scored in 122 games. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:09 pm
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 2, 1-0 vs TB
     
  • Gerrit Cole surrenders five runs in loss
    Gerrit Cole surrendered five earned runs over over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Another rough start for the Pirates' ace, who has now yielded 18 runs -- 17 earned -- over his last 21 2/3 innings while watching his season ERA jump to 3.55. Cole walked one and gave up seven hits Wednesday, including a two-run homer to Evan Gattis in the top of the second inning. He'll try to get back on track next week in a road start versus the Cubs. Good luck with that. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:39 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Billy Butler progressing from concussion
    Billy Butler said Wednesday that he's making good progress in his recovery from a concussion.

    Advice: Butler also apologized for his role in the clubhouse fight with teammate Danny Valencia that resulted in his concussion. "I definitely said some things you shouldn’t, I definitely stepped in an area you shouldn’t. That wasn’t my business," said Butler. "I know I regret what I did, I think he regrets what he did. By no means do I think his intentions were to give me a concussion, I think that’s fair to say." The fight started after Butler told a rep for an equipment company that Valencia was wearing the wrong shoes at the wrong time. Or something like that. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:26 pm
  • Cozart (knee, heel) remains sidelined Wed.
    Zack Cozart (knee, heel) remains out Wednesday.

    Advice: Cozart has now missed a full week due to soreness in his right knee and Achilles. The hot-hitting Jose Peraza will get another start at shortstop versus the Rangers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:24 am
  • Doolittle (shoulder) to pitch Thursday at AAA
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will make one more rehab appearance Thursday with Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Doolittle worked a scoreless inning on just 10 pitches Tuesday versus the Triple-A affiliate of the Royals and now has a 2.25 ERA through four rehab appearances. The left-hander should be activated over the weekend. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 4:24 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • A's call up INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara
    Athletics recalled INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Alcantara has had a couple of brief stints with the big club since being acquired from the Cubs back in June, but he should now get a chance to stick around down the stretch. The 24-year-old has hit .276/.325/.457 with 11 homers and 32 steals over 102 games this season at the Triple-A level. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 4:16 pm
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  • Billy Butler placed on 7-day concussion DL
    Athletics placed DH Billy Butler on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

    Advice: Butler has been dealing with concussion symptoms following a physical altercation with teammate Danny Valencia on Friday. According to Athletics general manager David Forst, both players were fined as a result. Arismendy Alcantara will take Butler's spot on the active roster. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 4:09 pm
  • Billy Butler not listed on active roster
    Billy Butler is not listed on the active roster for Monday's game against the Indians.

    Advice: The Athletics have yet to make an official announcement, but Butler displayed concussion symptoms following a physical altercation with teammate Danny Valencia over the weekend and will presumably be placed on the disabled list. Arismendy Alcantara is expected to take his spot on the active roster. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 3:33 pm
  • Butler, Valencia fought over endorsement deal
    According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the recent clubhouse fight between Billy Butler and Danny Valencia was about an endorsement contract.

    Advice: Valencia was in talks with an equipment representative before Butler allegedly interjected regarding the use of some off-brand spikes and told him that the company should drop the endorsement deal. This led to a confrontation where Valencia allegedly punched Butler in the temple. Butler has dealt with nausea and vomiting since. As for Valencia, Slusser hears that he will be fined for the fight. It's unclear if he'll face any other punishment. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 3:11 pm
  • Cozart (knee, heel) out until Wednesday?
    Reds manager Bryan Price said Zack Cozart (knee, heel) probably won't be ready Tuesday.

    Advice: Cozart is out for a fifth straight game Monday with soreness in his right knee and Achilles and it sounds like he'll get an additional day off healing on Tuesday, but the hope remains that he won't require a trip to the disabled list. Jose Peraza is starting at shortstop for the Reds on Monday versus Dodgers left-hander Scott Kazmir. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 8:44 am
  • Justin Turner out of Dodgers lineup Monday
    Justin Turner is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup Monday afternoon against the Reds.

    Advice: Rob Segedin is starting at third base and batting eighth versus Reds right-hander Homer Bailey. This appears to be a routine day of rest for Turner, who's batting .320 with a 1.033 OPS so far in the second half. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 7:04 am
  • Zack Cozart (knee, heel) remains out Monday
    Zack Cozart (knee, heel) remains out of the Reds' starting lineup on Monday afternoon.

    Advice: Cozart hasn't appeared in a game since last Wednesday due to soreness in his right knee and Achilles, but he is expected to avoid the disabled list. Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and bat second Monday versus Dodgers left-hander Scott Kazmir. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 6:50 am
  • Butler reportedly hurt in fight with Valencia
    Billy Butler missed Saturday and Sunday's games against the White Sox due to injuries sustained in an altercation with teammate Danny Valencia.

    Advice: The alleged incident occurred on Friday night, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. A's manager Bob Melvin wouldn't divulge any details when pressed for information on Sunday and simply noted that Butler sat out due to nausea and vomiting, and not from the flu as initially reported. Those symptoms are often associated with concussions, though it's unclear if Butler sustained a concussion from the altercation with Valencia. There should be more clarity here soon, especially if MLB decides to investigate the matter. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 7:02 pm
  • Sean Doolittle (shoulder) not ready to return
    Sean Doolittle's (shoulder) rehab assignment will be extended for at least one more appearance.

    Advice: Doolittle hasn't had a setback, but he's not liking the way the ball is coming out of his hand. He'll make another appearance in a day or two and hopefully be activated later this week. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 9:44 am
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
     
  • Billy Butler (illness) remains unavailable
    Billy Butler (illness) isn't available to play Sunday.

    Advice: Butler isn't even at the ballpark, as the A's told him to stay at the team hotel as he recovers from the flu. He's day-to-day. Khris Davis is in the designated hitter spot Sunday and Coco Crisp is in left field. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 9:43 am
  • Zack Cozart (knee, Achilles) out again Sunday
    Zack Cozart (knee, Achilles) remained out of the Reds' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He hasn't played since Wednesday due to soreness in his right knee and Achilles. Jose Peraza is again filling in at shortstop and in the No. 2 spot in the lineup. The Reds are also giving Joey Votto and Scott Schebler a breather Sunday, as Ivan DeJesus Jr. is at first base and Tyler Holt is in right field. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 7:22 am
  • Walker going on paternity leave this week
    Neil Walker will be away from the Mets for this week's series in St. Louis, as his wife will have labor induced Monday night.

    Advice: Walker is slated to rejoin the Mets on Friday against the Phillies. The second baseman return to action Saturday after missing four games with a back issue, going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Kelly Johnson and Wilmer Flores should handle second base while Walker is away. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 7:08 am
    Day-to-Day
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  • Zimmerman goes 3-for-4 with a solo homer
    Ryan Zimmerman smacked a solo homer on a 3-for-4 night at the plate on Saturday versus the Braves.

    Advice: The home run came in the second inning to produce the first of his team's 11 runs in the slugfest. He ended up with two RBI and two runs scored. He is in the midst of a disappointing season, batting .229 with 13 homers and 40 RBI in 340 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 8:29 pm
  • Castellanos (hand) not cleared for hitting
    Nick Castellanos (hand) hasn't been cleared to resume hitting.

    Advice: Castellanos had a follow-up X-ray on Friday. The results were encouraging but it could be a few more days before he's cleared to hit. Castellanos broke his hand on a hit-by-pitch a couple weeks ago and is hoping to return in early September. Casey McGehee has been filling in at the hot corner. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 2:00 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs CWS
     
  • Billy Butler sitting out with illness Saturday
    Billy Butler (illness) is not in the Athletics' lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

    Advice: He's feeling a bit under the weather. Butler plays sparingly these days but he's a lifetime .478 hitter against tonight's starting pitcher, Chris Sale. Danny Valencia will DH and bat third for the A's on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 1:51 pm
  • Nationals activate Ryan Zimmerman from DL
    Nationals activated 1B Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Zimmerman has been rehabbing his injured wrist at Triple-A Syracuse in recent days and feels he's ready to return. The 31-year-old is hitting just .222/.284/.394 with 12 homers and 38 RBI in 302 at-bats in what has been another injury-plagued season. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 12:17 pm
  • Cozart (Achilles) remains out of Reds lineup
    Zack Cozart (knee, Achilles) remains out of the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Jose Peraza was recalled from Triple-A and will start in his place at shortstop, batting second for the Reds. Cozart is still considered day-to-day and isn't yet considered a candidate for the disabled list. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 11:53 am
  • Neil Walker returns to Mets lineup Saturday
    Neil Walker (back) has returned to the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: He sat out the previous four games due to stiffness in his lower back. The 30-year-old is hitting .279/.341/.470 with 22 homers and 54 RBI in 440 plate appearances on the season. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 11:00 am
    Day-to-Day
    Bot 2, 0-0 vs Mia
     
  • Cole gives up three runs in no-decision
    Gerrit Cole yielded three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: Cole gave up 12 hits for the second straight start. He allowed two homers on the night, the second of which was a go-ahead blast by Christian Yelich in the seventh, though he was quickly taken off the hook for the loss. While he at least worked into the seventh inning in this one, Cole simply hasn’t looked like himself of late, allowing 12 runs on 27 hits and eight walks over his last three starts. He’ll try to get back on track against the Astros next week. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 8:25 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm @ChC
     
  • Ryan Zimmerman (wrist) to be activated Sat.
    Ryan Zimmerman (wrist) will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

    Advice: He was originally slated to come off the DL Friday, but after a day of travel the Nats decided to push him back a day. Jose Lobaton (elbow) will also be activated on Saturday instead. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 2:37 pm
  • Zack Cozart (knee) scratched from lineup
    Zack Cozart (knee, Achilles) has been scratched from the Reds' lineup.

    Advice: Cozart had been set to return after missing a game with soreness in his surgically-repaired and also his Achilles, but apparently he's not quite ready yet. Ivan De Jesus Jr. will handle the shortstop duties again. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 11:46 am
  • Turner homers in second straight versus Phils
    Justin Turner went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run against the Phillies on Thursday.

    Advice: Stop me if you've heard this one: Justin Turner is on fire. That's not a ginger joke, but rather a nod to the 31-year-old's recent stretch in which he's hit four homers in his last eight games, including two in a row. Turner now has 23 homers on the year -- 20 of which have come since June 7 -- and 72 RBI, batting .278/.345/.516 through 113 games. He's been an incredible find for the Dodgers these past three seasons. Rotoworld.com Aug 18, 9:03 pm
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