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  • Cardinals, Pirates pushing hardest for Lester
    The Cardinals and Pirates are the two teams "pushing hardest" for Jon Lester, sources tell FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi.

    Advice: Rosenthal notes that the Dodgers remain involved as well. The Cardinals made a move for a starter on Wednesday, acquiring Justin Masterson from the Indians, but they remain interested in Lester as more impactful starter to pair with Adam Wainwright. Lester would immediately become the Pirates' ace down the stretch. Lester is a free agent after the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:01 pm
  • Trevor Plouffe goes hitless in loss
    Trevor Plouffe went hitless in a third straight game Wednesday and is hitting .190 in 42 at-bats since the All-Star break.

    Advice: Plouffe hasn't really been any good since April. The Twins aren't going to replace him during the season, but he'll be a candidate to be non-tendered this winter if he doesn't step it up. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:43 pm
  • Ottavino grabs his first save of the season
    Adam Ottavino worked a scoreless 10th inning to pick up his first save of the season as the Rockies defeated the Cubs on Wednesday.

    Advice: Regular closer LaTroy Hawkins was unavailable after pitching two innings in Tuesday night's 16-inning affair. Ottavino got two quick outs before allowing Starlin Castro to reach on a single, but was able to get Luis Valbuena to line out to end the contest. With the Rockies likely to hang on to Hawkins, per reports, save opportunities will continue to be few and far between for Ottavino, who has a 3.80 ERA on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:40 pm
  • Dioner Navarro drives in three in win
    Dioner Navarro went 3-for-4 and knocked in three runs in the Blue Jays' 6-1 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

    Advice: Navarro is batting .291 this month and .348 with two homers and eight RBI in 11 games since the All-Star break. That's why he's currently batting cleanup in Edwin Encarnacion's absence. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:23 pm
  • Richards allows 4 ER in 7 IP, takes 4th loss
    Garrett Richards fell to 11-4 after allowing four runs over seven innings in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: After nearly two months of stellar pitching, Richards has appeared mortal in his last two starts, having also allowed four runs over six innings in last week's start against the Tigers. On Wednesday, he yielded six hits -- including a two-run home run to Adam Jones -- while walking none and striking out four. The right-hander still has superb numbers, carrying a 2.74 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 143/46 K/BB ratio. He'll try to bounce back on Monday in a road start against the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:54 pm
  • Britton preserves one-run lead for 21st save
    Zach Britton had an easy ninth inning, allowing only a two-out infield single, in the process of grabbing his 21st save of the season in Wednesday's win against the Angels.

    Advice: Just another easy outing for the 26-year-old left-hander. He has allowed a run in only one out of his last 18 appearances. Overall, he is 21-for-24 in save opportunities with a 1.65 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, and a 48/14 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:50 pm
     
    W, 4-3 vs LAA
  • Hernandez outdueled by Kluber, takes 3rd loss
    Felix Hernandez pitched well, allowing only two runs over seven innings, but took his third loss of the season on Wednesday against the Indians.

    Advice: The spotlight normally reserved for King Felix was taken by Indians right-hander Corey Kluber, who pitched a shutout. Hernandez was no slouch himself, though, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out five. Yan Gomes struck the only big blow of the game, driving in a pair of runs with a double in the fifth. Other than that, Hernandez was strong as usual. He'll bring a 2.01 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, and a 178/31 K/BB ratio into next week's start at home against the Braves. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:24 pm
  • Lawrie (finger) takes batting practice Wed.
    Brett Lawrie (finger) took batting practice on the field at the Blue Jays' complex in Dunedin, Florida, on Wednesday.

    Advice: Lawrie also took ground balls during his work on the field, and Jays manager John Gibbons said Lawrie may be ready to begin a rehab assignment by this weekend. It's a nice development for the infielder, who was believed to still be a few weeks away from returning. He could rejoin the club in early August after a short rehab assignment if things continue to progress. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:22 pm
     
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  • Cubs get Felix Doubront from Sox for PTBNL
    Cubs acquired LHP Felix Doubront from the Cubs for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

    Advice: Doubront posted a rough 6.07 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 59 1/3 innings this season for Boston and asked for a trade request when the Red Sox pulled him from the rotation. He has good raw stuff and should get a chance to start in Chicago, but the lefty remains a poor fantasy bet. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:48 pm
  • C.J. Wilson (ankle, hip) to return Saturday
    C.J. Wilson (ankle, hip) threw a successful bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon.

    Advice: Wilson, who's been out since early July with a sprained ankle and hip tightness, is expected to rejoin the Angels' starting rotation on Saturday in Tampa Bay. The 33-year-old left-hander owns an underwhelming 4.33 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 107/48 K/BB ratio in 116 1/3 innings this season. He's capable of much better down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:20 pm
     
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  • Dodgers option Darwin Barney to Triple-A
    Dodgers optioned 2B Darwin Barney to Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Barney was acquired from the Cubs earlier this week for pitcher Jonathan Martinez, but the 28-year-old infielder is going to get some time in the minors before joining Los Angeles' active roster. Barney is an elite defender at second base, but he owns a .244/.290/.335 career slash line at the major league level. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:19 pm
     
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  • Lucas Duda goes deep again Wednesday
    Lucas Duda singled in a run and launched a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: That gives Duda seven longballs this month and five over his last eight games. The 28-year-old is hitting just .262 for the season, but it's come along with a .358 OBP, 19 homers and 60 RBI. He's currently on pace for a 29-homer, 90-RBI campaign. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:06 pm
     
    W, 11-2 vs ^ Phi
  • Jon Lester-to-Orioles deal not done yet
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that a trade sending Jon Lester to the Orioles is "not close."

    Advice: Rosenthal didn't rule out something getting done, but it appears the two sides aren't as close to crossing the finish line as previously reported. MLB.com's Peter Gammons adds that the Red Sox still have "plenty" of alternatives if they're not able to work something out with the O's. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:27 pm
  • Orioles close to dealing for Jon Lester
    MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports that the Orioles are close to acquiring Jon Lester from the Red Sox.

    Advice: The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham is also hearing the deal is close and says the Red Sox will receive a pitcher in return. He mentions Miguel Gonzalez, but he would figure to be a secondary part of the deal. It appears that Lester will get to stay in the AL East and has said in the past that he would still consider re-signing with the Red Sox. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:16 pm
  • Cubs acquire Felix Doubront from Red Sox
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cubs have an agreement in place to acquire Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named later.

    Advice: Doubront has fallen out of favor in Boston, but he should get his wish to start again with the Cubs. The lefty holds a career 4.82 ERA, but he's just 26 and has a career 8.1 K/9 rate, so it's probably worth a shot for Chicago to see if he can right the ship in the National League. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:14 pm
  • Cardinals could still pursue Jon Lester
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cardinals could still go after Jon Lester even after the acquisition of Justin Masterson.

    Advice: Morosi says that they would have to be willing to give up Shelby Miller to do it. It's certainly possible that the Red Sox have floated this information to Morosi in order to drive up Lester's price with other teams. On the other hand, St. Louis didn't have to surrender any of their top prospects to get Masterson, so we can't rule anything out. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:51 am
  • Dodgers out on Lester, Price, Hamels
    MLB.com's Peter Gammons reports that the Dodgers are no longer pursuing Jon Lester, David Price and Cole Hamels.

    Advice: The Dodgers are refusing to give up Joc Pederson, Corey Seager or Julio Urias in any deal, which makes acquiring one of the aforementioned aces an impossibility. Gammons said they're now focused on adding a back-end starter and bullpen help. With the Cardinals also out of the picture, it appears the Lester market might be down to the Pirates and A's. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:33 am
  • D'Backs ink Clayton Richard to minors deal
    Diamondbacks signed LHP Clayton Richard to a minor league contract.

    Advice: He'll make a start for the Arizona League Diamondbacks this weekend. Richard underwent AC joint surgery last summer and thoracic outlet surgery over the offseason but is finally ready for game action again after a long rehab. He could possibly come up with the D'Backs in September if he looks good in the minors. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:54 am
     
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  • Stephenson issues seven walks
    Reds prospect RHP Robert Stephenson allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits and seven walks while striking out six on Tuesday for Double-A Pensacola.

    Advice: The 21-year-old has scuffled in back-to-back starts, with a combined 8.00 ERA and 11 walks over his last nine innings. His seven walks matched a season high, both of which have come since the beginning of June. The good news is that, despite his overall struggles, Stephenson has maintained a healthy strikeout rate (9.0 K/9) while holding opposing hitters to a paltry .213 batting average. He won't reach the major leagues this season, but the right-hander should be ready to debut at some point in 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:39 am
     
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  • Marlins 'not completely' out on Jon Lester
    Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the Marlins are "not completely" out of the Jon Lester sweepstakes.

    Advice: Rodriguez says the Marlins will not trade Andrew Heaney for Lester, but it sounds like they might be willing to consider just about anyone else in their system. For what it's worth, president of baseball operations Michael Hill said the club is "not going to be short-sighted" in any deals. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:37 am
  • C.J. Wilson has dealt with hip issue
    C.J. Wilson (ankle) revealed Tuesday that he believes his recent struggles have been due to tightness in his left hip.

    Advice: Wilson has been out since early July with a sprained ankle, but it's the hip the lefty says was giving him issues well before that. "It had the affect of dragging the ball back over the middle of the plate, which is bad," Wilson deadpanned. "That's where they hit the ball." Wilson has been doing exercises to loosen the hip and says it's "better, way better." He's expected to rejoin the Angels' rotation this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:58 am
     
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  • Wil Myers (wrist) nearing rehab assignment
    Wil Myers (wrist) will learn on Friday when he'll begin a rehab assignment.

    Advice: It will be a day before he resumes taking batting practice. Myers has been hitting off a tee for a few days and played catch in the outfield prior to Tuesday's game. He figures to begin a rehab assignment sometime next week and is on track for a mid-August return. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:48 am
     
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  • Two 'elite' prospects needed to get Lester
    Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox have told teams that it will require "at least two elite-level prospects" to acquire Jon Lester.

    Advice: It's a hefty price to pay for a two-month rental, but you can't blame the Red Sox for asking for that haul, especially when it looks like David Price might not be dealt. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has listed the Dodgers and the Cardinals as the favorites for Lester, and Lauber has been told by industry insiders that the Dodgers are the "front-runner." The Pirates and A's are lurking in the background. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:22 am
  • Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) solid in rehab start
    Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) allowed one unearned run on five hits and three walks while striking out three over 4 2/3 frames in his first rehab start with Short Season-Aberdeen.

    Advice: Orioles manager Buck Showalter said before he knew the results of the appearance that it's possible Jimenez will be rejoin the big club's rotation after the outing. "We'll see, if it goes well,'' Showalter said. "We can pitch him at [Triple-A] Norfolk or activate him. We'll see [after] tonight." Jimenez has been out since mid-July with a sprained right ankle. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:09 am
     
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  • Dodgers, Cardinals lead way for Lester, Price
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers and Cardinals "appear to be the teams most aggressively competing" for Jon Lester and David Price.

    Advice: Lester is virtually certain to get moved after being scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start, while Price's status is more up the air with the Rays back in the playoff hunt. Heyman writes that the Pirates "are still involved to some degree on the Lester front, but they are reluctant to surrender top prospects for a rental, seeming to place them third in the derby at the moment." The A's have also been mentioned as a potential suitor for Lester, but it appears that they may have fallen back from the pack, as well. It could be an interesting battle between the Dodgers and Cardinals for Lester and perhaps Price, as they both have the prospects to deal and the room to add payroll. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:58 am
  • Aaron Hill goes hitless in return to action
    Aaron Hill went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Hill missed back-to-back starts after being hit on the right hand by a pitch Saturday, but he's ready to go now. The 32-year-old could be traded before Thursday's deadline. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:44 am
  • Kyle Gibson returned to action on Tuesday July 29. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:44 am
  • Lonnie Chisenhall hitless in return to lineup
    Lonnie Chisenhall went 0-for-4 at the plate in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Chisenhall missed the previous two contests due to illness, but it shouldn't be an issue going forward. The third baseman his hit just .219/.318/.307 over 38 contests since his three-homer game back on June 9. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:44 am
  • Ross holds Cardinals to one run in victory
    Tyson Ross struck out seven while allowing one run over six innings in a victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

    Advice: Ross put himself in several bad spots with unforced errors, but managed to miss bats when he needed to, negating five walks and four hits. The right-hander came into this game with a 1.03 ERA in July, the NL's best mark, and he just completed his first career three-start win streak. Ross is riding the majors' second best groundball percentage (behind Dallas Keuchel) and better than a strikeout per inning into a breakout season. The first-time All-Star brings a 10-10 record and 2.60 ERA into a start versus the Braves this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Lynn slapped with loss against the Padres
    Lance Lynn yielded two runs -- one earned -- over six innings in a 3-1 loss to the Padres on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lynn struck out six, walked three and surrendered four hits. The right-hander came into the game with a 1.75 ERA in July. Outside of a seven-run implosion against the Dodgers on June 28, Lynn hasn't given up more than two runs in a start since June 6. Now 11-8 with a 2.98 ERA, Lynn looks to keep up the good vibes when he welcomes the Brewers to St. Louis on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Daniel Descalso exits after HBP on knee
    Daniel Descalso left Tuesday's game versus the Padres after being hit on the right knee by a pitch.

    Advice: Descalso was able to limp down to first base but was then replaced by pinch-runner Peter Bourjos. He'll likely be re-evaluated Wednesday before the Cardinals know how much time he might miss. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:32 pm
     
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  • Liriano whiffs season-high 11, beat Giants
    Francisco Liriano struck out 11 Giants, yielding one run over seven innings to earn his third victory on Tuesday.

    Advice: In addition to his season-high punch out total, Liriano issued only one free pass and scattered four hits. The only one that really counted was Mike Morse's solo homer in the third, but Pittsburgh fortunately already held a 3-0 lead. Liriano was dominant from there on out, and Tony Watson and Mark Melancon pitched in an inning of shutout relief work apiece. The left-handed Liriano entered the game 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA in three starts since returning from the disabled list (oblique strain). Many owners jumped ship when he hit the shelf with a 1-6 record and 4.60 ERA last month. That just means there's room on board for the rest of us, who should make sure the former Twin is owned across formats. Liriano travels to Arizona on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • J.P. Arencibia homers twice, drives in seven
    J.P. Arencibia had a ridiculous night at the plate Tuesday, finishing 4-for-5 with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI against the Yankees.

    Advice: Arencibia connected on a solo shot in the fifth inning before blasting a grand slam in the seventh. His 12 total bases were a career high for a single game, and it was the eighth two-homer game of his career. The power has always been present, but his .183/.223/.404 line is what keeps him from being a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:39 pm
     
    W, 3-2 vs ^ NYY
  • A's, Cardinals, Dodgers, Pirates in on Lester
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Athletics are also "in the mix" for Jon Lester.

    Advice: It would certainly be a stunner if they were able to land Lester after picking up Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel earlier this month. Rosenthal has also reported that the Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates are in negotiations with the Red Sox regarding Lester. Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com also hears that the Blue Jays and Orioles are in on Lester, though WEEI.com's Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are saying those two teams are out of it. Lester has been scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start and is expected to be dealt soon. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • McCarthy allows nine hits, four runs vs. TEX
    Brandon McCarthy allowed nine hits and four runs over six innings but went home with the win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: McCarthy turned in his worst start in four outings since joining the Yankees, but it was still good enough for his third win in pinstripes. McCarthy walked one while striking out three in the game. He's got a 2.55 ERA in those four starts as a member of the Yankees, and the change of scenery appears to have done him some good. McCarthy will try to keep the good times going Monday against the Tigers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Cardinals, Dodgers, Pirates in on Lester
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates are all "in the mix" for Jon Lester.

    Advice: Lester has been scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start and is expected to be dealt soon, so it sounds like it will come down to which of the three clubs Rosenthal mentions makes the best offer. It was reported previously that Josh Bell was at the center of the Red Sox' talks with the Pirates. It's not clear at this point what the Cardinals and Dodgers are offering. Lester seems likely to change addresses on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:53 pm
  • Gibson goes seven scoreless, Twins top Royals
    Kyle Gibson struck out seven, allowing only two hits, over seven shutout innings in the Twins' 2-1 defeat of the Royals on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gibson surrendered just two singles and walked two, needing just 95 pitches to get through his seven innings of work. The start was especially good to see because Gibson had missed his previous turn in the rotation due to back stiffness. The right-hander now owns a 3.94 ERA through 20 starts this year. Showing no lingering effects from the back injury, Gibson should be ready to roll for his next start, scheduled for Sunday at the White Sox. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:37 pm
  • Lucas Duda out of Tuesday's lineup
    Lucas Duda is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

    Advice: Duda has been the hottest hitter in the Mets' lineup of late, but he'll take a seat against left-hander Cole Hamels. Eric Campbell will make the start at first base. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:11 pm
     
    W, 11-2 vs ^ Phi
  • C.J. Wilson (ankle) pitches in rehab game
    C.J. Wilson (ankle) allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings Monday in a minor league rehab start with Double-A Arkansas.

    Advice: Wilson threw 81 pitches and gave up four hits and two walks while striking out seven batters. The southpaw has been sidelined all month with a right ankle sprain, but he should be cleared to rejoin the Angels' rotation this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:50 am
     
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  • Hill (hand) flies out as pinch-hitter
    Aaron Hill (hand) flew out as a pinch-hitter Monday.

    Advice: Hill left Saturday's game after he was hit on the right hand with a pitch and has missed back-to-back starts since, but he's expected to return to the lineup Tuesday. The 32-year-old could be a trade target this week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:47 am
  • Felix Doubront lit up in relief
    Mopping up after Clay Buchholz was pulled, Felix Doubront gave up six runs while getting just two outs in the sixth inning Monday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: The Red Sox brought Doubront in with the idea that he'd pitch at least a couple of innings and maybe even finish the game. Instead, he gave up six hits and two walks to the 10 batters he faced, throwing 36 pitches in the inning. It's possible that it was his last outing with Boston, as he'd like a trade if he's not going to be a starter, but it's quite a bit more likely that he sticks around and gets another chance to start later this year. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:06 pm
  • Brett Lawrie not hitting live pitching yet
    Brett Lawrie (finger) has begun hitting off a tee but has yet to face live pitching.

    Advice: It's not clear when he'll be cleared for batting practice. Lawrie needs to go out on a rehab assignment before returning and the expectation is that he's still at least a couple weeks away from a return. He's been on the shelf since late June with a fractured right index finger. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:10 pm
     
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  • Aaron Hill (hand) expected back on Tuesday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is expected back in the lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Hill has missed the last two games after being hit on the right hand by a pitch Saturday, but he's feeling much better. The second baseman had heated up at the plate of late, batting .410/.442/.718 with a couple homers during a 10-game hit streak. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:55 pm
  • Hill (hand) out of lineup again Monday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is out of Monday's lineup against the Reds.

    Advice: Hill left Saturday's game after he was hit on the right hand with a pitch and will now miss his second straight start. He is available off the bench Monday, so it sounds like he'll be ready to go soon. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:19 pm
  • Dodgers acquire Barney from Cubs for PTBNL
    Dodgers acquired 2B Darwin Barney from the Cubs for a player to be named later and cash considerations.

    Advice: The Cubs designated Barney for assignment last week, handing second base duties to Arismendy Alcantara and Emilio Bonifacio. Barney had a rough .244/.290/.335 batting line in parts of five seasons with Chicago, but he's an elite defender at second base. The Dodgers plan to use him all around their infield. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:58 am
     
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  • Report: Darwin Barney traded to Dodgers
    According to Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, infielder Darwin Barney is headed to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Barney was designated for assignment by the Cubs last week after batting just .244/.290/.335 in parts of five seasons with Chicago. He is a very good defensive second baseman -- with a Gold Glove Award to prove it -- but the 28-year-old simply can't hit. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:29 am
     
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  • Britton strikes out the side for 20th save
    Zach Britton struck out the side in the bottom of the 10th inning to earn the save against the Mariners on Sunday.

    Advice: His most recent outing was a continuation of Britton's dominance of the American League in recent days, as he's thrown 4 1/3 perfect innings with eight strikeouts in five appearances since a blown save on July 18. The southpaw has a 1.71 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 46/14 K/BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings on the year, and he's got one of the best jobs around closing for the AL East-leading Orioles. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:43 pm
     
    W, 4-3 vs LAA
  • Duda sinks Brewers again with game-winning HR
    Lucas Duda hit his second game-winning home run in three days on Sunday, as his two-run homer proved to be the difference in the Mets' 2-0 win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Duda tortured the Brewers in the four-game set, hitting three homers and driving in six. He's got four home runs in his last six games to give him 18 on the season. The first baseman is batting .259/.356/.500 with 56 RBI and has put himself into the mixed league discussion with his recent power surge. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:37 pm
     
    W, 11-2 vs ^ Phi
  • Doubront wants trade if not starting
    Felix Doubront said Sunday that he'd rather be traded if he's not going to start for the Red Sox.

    Advice: "If something happens, it's going to happen because it's going to be the best for me," he said. "I just want to be a starter and stay there. If I stay (with the Red Sox), they have to know I have to be a starter. If I go, the other team is going to give me this chance to be a starter." Doubront has little to complain about here, as he holds a 5.22 ERA this season and a pedestrian 4.70 mark during his career. Manager John Farrell indicated that the lefty isn't going to be starting again for the Sox anytime soon. "There's a clear role for him in the bullpen and sometimes performance guides where you're slotted," the skipper said. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:52 am
  • Lonnie Chisenhall (illness) sitting out again
    Lonnie Chisenhall (illness) remained out of the Indians' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Chisenhall has missed two straight games due to intestinal issues. He should be fine Tuesday after Monday's off day. Mike Aviles is at third base Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:16 am
  • Aaron Hill (hand) sitting out Sunday
    Aaron Hill (hand) is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Hill had to exit Saturday's contest following a hit by pitch on his right hand. X-rays came back negative, but he's obviously still a bit sore. Consider him day-to-day. Didi Gregorius is at second base Sunday in Hill's place. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:18 am
  • Kyle Gibson (back) cleared for Tuesday start
    Kyle Gibson (back) has been cleared to start on Tuesday against the Royals after getting through a bullpen session Saturday with no issues.

    Advice: Gibson missed an outing with lower back stiffness, but he's feeling fine now. The right-hander holds a 4.19 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 54/30 K/BB ratio over 107 1/3 innings this season for the Twins. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:01 am
  • Lonnie Chisenhall scratched due to illness
    Lonnie Chisenhall has been scratched from the lineup Saturday versus the Royals due to illness.

    Advice: He should be fine after a day or two of rest. Chisenhall has regressed some but still owns a batting line of .313/.382/.480 with nine home runs and 41 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:56 pm
  • C.J. Wilson (ankle) to make rehab start Mon.
    C.J. Wilson (ankle) will make a rehab start Monday with Double-A Arkansas.

    Advice: Wilson has been out retroactive to July 1 with a right ankle sprain. He should be cleared to rejoin the Angels rotation after his one minor league rehab outing. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:55 pm
     
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  • Dioner Navarro has three hits to lead Jays
    Dioner Navarro went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored, helping to lead the Blue Jays in Saturday's victory over the Yankees.

    Advice: Navarro has been seeing time out of the cleanup spot in the Jays lineup as of late, leading to increased RBI chances. In his first season as a Blue Jay, he is hitting .271/.312/.385 with seven homers and 41 RBI in 314 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:37 pm
  • Ubaldo Jimenez to begin rehab on Tuesday
    Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) is scheduled to begin his minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Aberdeen on Tuesday.

    Advice: The big right-hander tossed two innings in a simulated game on Friday without any issues. If all goes well on Tuesday, he'll progress to a second minor league rehab start with a higher level affiliate. Before hitting the disabled list on July 11, he posted a troublesome 4.52 ERA and 1.54 WHIP over his first 18 starts. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:52 am
     
    Disabled List
    W, 4-3 vs LAA
  • Felix Hernandez strikes out 10 Orioles
    Felix Hernandez wasn't involved in the decision after allowing one run over seven innings and striking out 10 Friday against the Orioles.

    Advice: This makes 13 starts in a row of seven or more innings and no more than two runs allowed. The Mariners have won 10 of those outings, with seven of the wins getting credited to Hernandez. Tonight, though, they lost 2-1 in 10 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:44 pm
  • Duda delivers go-ahead blast against Brewers
    Lucas Duda delivered a go-ahead two-run homer in a 3-2 win over the Brewers on Friday.

    Advice: The Mets entered the top of the ninth inning down 3-0, but David Wright knocked in the first run with an RBI single and Duda followed with a long blast to right-center field. The 28-year-old has now gone deep three times in his last four games and is up to 17 home runs and 53 RBI on the year. It looks like the Mets made the right choice between him and Ike Davis. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:07 pm
     
    W, 11-2 vs ^ Phi
  • Aaron Hill has three hits in loss to Phillies
    Aaron Hill had a nice night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Phillies, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.

    Advice: A popular name in trade rumblings, the veteran infielder may be donning a new jersey at this time next week. With the three-hit effort, he is slashing .255/.289/.390 with eight homers and 48 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:37 pm
  • Kyle Gibson (back) likely to start on Tuesday
    Kyle Gibson (back) will throw a bullpen session on Saturday, and if all goes well he will make his next start on Tuesday against the Royals.

    Advice: He had been scheduled to start on Wednesday, but was scratched due to back stiffness. The 26-year-old owns an 8-8 record, 4.19 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 54/30 K/BB ratio over 107 1/3 innings through his first 19 starts. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:48 pm
  • Wil Myers (wrist) hits off tee Friday
    Wil Myers (wrist) hit off a tee on Friday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done so since fracturing his right wrist back in late May. Myers is expected back in mid-August if all goes well. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:29 pm
     
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    L, 5-0 vs x Mil
  • Richards gets knocked around in loss to DET
    Garrett Richards surrendered four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five in Thursday's setback against the Tigers.

    Advice: This was the first time Richards has allowed more than three earned runs in a start since May 30, the first time he's surrendered as many as seven hits since May 19, and the first time he hasn't completed seven innings of work since June 20. The right-hander has dazzled in his breakout campaign to the tune of an 11-3 record and 2.62 ERA. Don't be surprised if his production drops off, however -- Richards has never thrown more than 157 innings in a season, and he now sits at 137 1/3. The good news is that Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said earlier this week that the club has no plans to limit his workload. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:32 pm