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  • Teixeira sits Tuesday due to wrist discomfort
    Mark Teixeira is out of the Yankees' starting lineup on Tuesday due to lingering wrist discomfort.

    Advice: Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters that he'll rely on Teixeira to tell the team when he's ready to return. It's a day-to-day situation for now. Rotoworld.com
    31 minutes ago
  • Brock Holt (head) won't play in Pittsburgh
    Brock Holt (head) won't play in the Red Sox' three-game series at Pittsburgh's PNC Park.

    Advice: Holt was diagnosed with a concussion last week and is still symptomatic. The super-utilityman will visit another specialist on Thursday for a checkup. Rotoworld.com
    58 minutes ago
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm x @Pit
  • Adams (oblique) returns to STL lineup Tues.
    Matt Adams (oblique) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Brewers.

    Advice: Adams has been dealing with a left oblique injury for much of this month and his offensive numbers have cratered. The Cardinals -- lacking a serviceable backup option at first base -- need to get him right down the stretch. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:12 pm
     
    5:15 pm vs ^ Mil
  • Anthony Rizzo not in Cubs' lineup Tuesday
    Anthony Rizzo is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds.

    Advice: Rizzo hit a walk-off homer Monday in his first game since injuring his back late last month. The Cubs are just giving him a planned day off. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:17 pm
  • Ortiz not in Tuesday's lineup
    David Ortiz is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.

    Advice: Ortiz left Sunday's game due to a family emergency, but was expected to rejoin the team Tuesday. Still, he'll take a seat with the DH unavailable under National League rules. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:04 pm
  • Morse (oblique) should be ready by Friday
    Michael Morse (oblique) should be ready to return by Friday.

    Advice: Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Morse was "tentative" during batting practice Monday, so it will likely take him another couple of days to swing with full intensity. The 32-year-old has been sidelined since late August with a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:54 am
  • Trumbo blasts a salami, knocks in five runs
    Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam to lead the Diamondbacks past the Giants 6-2 on Monday.

    Advice: He finished 2-for-5 with five RBI, adding an RBI single in the seventh. The big damage came in the third frame, when Trumbo swatted a Ryan Vogelsong offering over the right field wall to plate Wade Miley, Chris Owings and A.J. Pollock. Trumbo has driven in 10 runs over his last five games. A hot finish would give a nice superficial boost to his disappointing slash line (.239/.303/.389). Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:46 pm
  • Posey drives in a run in loss to the Snakes
    Buster Posey went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Giants fell to the Diamondbacks 6-2 on Monday.

    Advice: He has hit safely in six straight. Posey has knocked in 27 of his 86 RBI in his last 23 games. He's been particularly hot in the season's final month, going 22-for-49 (.449) with two homers and 14 RBI in September. The catcher typically feasts on Rattler pitchers, coming into this one hitting .375 with 17 RBI in his last 18 against Arizona. He's slashing .311/.362/.488 with 20 homers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Billy Butler goes hitless in start
    Billy Butler went 0-for-3 with a walk Monday in his first start in three days.

    Advice: Butler is 0-for-14 in his four starts over the last 10 days, and the Royals aren't bringing him off the bench when he doesn't start. It looks like he'll be worthless in fantasy leagues these last two weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:57 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera hits 23rd homer in Tigers' win
    Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back homers in the top of the ninth as the Tigers beat the Twins 8-6 on Monday.

    Advice: The Tigers threw away a 6-0 lead before Hunter and Cabrera powered them back on top off Casey Fein. Cabrera ended up 3-for-5 with three runs scored, collecting his 23rd homer and his 46th double. He's hitting .436 with six homers and 11 RBI in 55 at-bats this month. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:50 pm
  • Joe Mauer knocks in four runs
    Joe Mauer drove in four runs with a pair of singles Monday against the Tigers.

    Advice: If only Mauer had hit like his usual self in the first half, he could have racked up some nice RBI numbers behind a surprisingly productive top of the Twins order. At least he has been better since coming off the DL, driving in 22 runs in 34 games. He had just 28 RBI in 76 games before getting hurt. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:44 pm
     
    5:10 pm vs ^ Det
  • Anthony Rizzo walks off with homer in return
    Anthony Rizzo hit a walkoff homer off Pedro Villarreal in the bottom of the ninth as the Cubs beat the Reds 1-0 on Monday.

    Advice: At least the Cubs are still trying to win; the Reds could care less. Rizzo, playing for the first time since Aug. 26, was the only player on either team to have a multihit game tonight, going 2-for-4. The homer was his 31st of the year, which tops his 2013 total by eight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:32 pm
  • Justin Bour reaches three times in start
    Justin Bour got the nod over Garrett Jones on Monday and went 2-for-3 with a walk in the Marlins' 6-5 win over the Mets.

    Advice: Bour is 6-for-15 with a couple of walks since being called up on Sept. 2. The Marlins should consider making him their first baseman against right-handers the rest of the way, though since Jones is signed for another year, they probably won't. They could play both, using Jones in right field, but that would hurt the outfield defense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:18 pm
  • Pujols leaves game with hamstring cramp
    Albert Pujols left Monday's game against the Mariners with a left hamstring cramp.

    Advice: Pujols cleared the bases with a double in the third inning but grabbed his hamstring on the way into second base. The good news is that the Angels are calling it a cramp, so it sounds like a day-to-day situation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:15 pm
  • Brandon Belt activated from disabled list
    Giants activated 1B Brandon Belt from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Belt said he "felt good, completely normal" during batting practice Monday and feels ready for game action. However, just because he's been activated doesn't mean that he'll start playing regularly right away. He's not in the lineup Monday and the Giants figure to be careful with him down the stretch given that he's been limited to just five games since the beginning of August due to post-concussion issues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:55 pm
  • Chase Headley ejected from Monday's game
    Chase Headley was ejected from Monday's game against the Rays for arguing balls and strikes.

    Advice: Headley objected to a strike one call from home plate umpire Marty Foster in the seventh inning and was given the heave-ho. He was playing in his first game since last week's beaning and was hitless in his first two at-bats before being ejected. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:37 pm
  • Freddie Freeman ejected from game Monday
    Freddie Freeman was ejected from Monday's game against the Nationals after spiking his bat following a strikeout.

    Advice: Freeman threw his bat down hard enough that it split in half, which home plate umpire Tim Timmons didn't take kindly to. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez came to Freeman's defense and was also ejected. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:06 pm
  • Paul Konerko (hand) takes batting practice
    Paul Konerko (hand) took batting practice Monday.

    Advice: Konerko is dealing with a small fracture in his left hand but hopes to return at some point during the White Sox' current road trip. "It's coming along," manager Robin Ventura said. "He swung the bat a little bit, and I think he's going to get out there today and see how much he can take. It's the impact you're worried about. He can move his hand around enough to get by, but until we can see what happens when he makes impact, then we'll go from there. He's encouraged by it, so it's looking like he's getting closer to playing." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:07 pm
  • Morse (oblique) still a day or two away
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Michael Morse (oblique) was "tentative" while taking batting practice Monday.

    Advice: He did add that Morse started to loosen up as the session went along, but the outfielder is still at least another day or two away from returning. He's been out since late August due to a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:51 pm
  • Belt (concussion) could be activated Monday
    Brandon Belt (concussion) could be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: Belt said he "felt good, completely normal" during batting practice Monday and feels ready for game action. While his activation from the DL appears imminent, it doesn't mean that he'll return to playing regularly the rest of the way. Belt has been limited to just five games since the beginning of August due to post-concussion issues, so the Giants figure to bring him along slowly. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:07 pm
  • Morneau (intercostal) back in Monday's lineup
    Justin Morneau (intercostal) is back in Monday's lineup against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Morneau exited Friday's game with left intercostal soreness, but it's not a major concern. The veteran first baseman is hitting .315 on the year, just two points behind Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison for the National League lead. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:46 pm
  • Davis to report to Sarasota this weekend
    Chris Davis will report to the Orioles' complex in Sarasota, Florida this weekend.

    Advice: Davis was suspended 25 games last week after testing positive for amphetamines, but the Orioles are hoping to get permission for him to play in instructional league games in order to stay fresh. He'll be eligible to be activated after eight postseason games, which means that he could return as soon as the ALCS. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:38 pm
     
    Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs x Tor
  • Headley back in Yankees' lineup Monday
    Chase Headley (mouth) is back in the Yankees' lineup Monday against the Rays.

    Advice: Headley was hit in the mouth with a Jake McGee fastball on Thursday, but managed to avoid any fractures. He'll hit sixth in his return Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:21 pm
  • Rizzo (back) finally returns to Cubs' lineup
    Anthony Rizzo (back) is in the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday night against the Reds.

    Advice: Rizzo missed nearly three weeks with a back injury. The first baseman is batting .278/.375/.514 with 30 home runs and 71 RBI in 129 games and will look to finish off his breakout 2014 campaign with a bang. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:13 pm
  • Napoli has missed four of last eight games
    Mike Napoli was out of the lineup for the fourth time in the last eight games on Sunday.

    Advice: Napoli has been sick and is also battling lingering discomfort in his left ring finger. "We're trying to manage the things that he's been dealing with," Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday. The first baseman will likely start Tuesday's series-opener in Pittsburgh after Monday's scheduled team off day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:12 am
     
    4:05 pm ^ @Pit
  • Pearce has two hits, game-tying RBI in win
    Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 and drove home the tying run with an RBI double in the ninth inning of Sunday's come-from-behind victory over the Yankees.

    Advice: Pearce, who will continue to function as the Orioles primary first baseman for the remainder of the season, is now hitting .290/.365/.532 with 17 homers and 40 RBI over 93 games in what has been a breakthrough season for the 31-year-old. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:37 pm
     
    4:05 pm vs ^ Tor
  • Stephen Vogt unlikely to be ready on Tuesday
    Stephen Vogt (ankle) is unlikely to be ready to return for Tuesday's series opener against the Rangers.

    Advice: Vogt has been able to take swings in the batting cages in recent days, but is still bothered too much by his sore ankle to run the bases at full strength. Even if he does return at some point next week, he is likely to play only sporadically which makes it difficult to trust him in weekly formats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:07 pm
     
    Player Note
    Stephen Vogt Oak - C,1B,OF
    7:05 pm vs Tex
  • David Ortiz leaves due to family emergency
    David Ortiz left Sunday's game against the Royals to tend to a family emergency.

    Advice: Ortiz has already left to return home to the Dominican Republic. While he may rejoin the Red Sox in Pittsburgh, fantasy owners shouldn't count on him for the first half of the week. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:31 pm
  • Abreu hits 35th home run in loss to Twins
    Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Abreu had an RBI single in the fourth inning before launching the solo homer in the ninth. He's got a six-game hitting streak that has his season line up to .322/.384/.604, and Abreu has 102 RBI and 76 runs scored to go with the 35 homers. It's been a truly monstrous rookie year for the 27-year-old. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:44 pm
  • Matt Adams nursing oblique issue again
    Matt Adams is not in Sunday's lineup after aggravating his left oblique issue Saturday.

    Advice: We figured something was up when he wasn't in Sunday's lineup against a right-hander. Adams first tweaked the oblique a week and a half ago but returned after missing just two games. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined this time. Daniel Descalso is at first base Sunday, and he could share time there with Xavier Scruggs while Adams is out. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 10:06 am
     
    5:15 pm vs ^ Mil
  • Paul Konerko (hand) hopes to play this week
    Paul Konerko (hand) is hoping to play this week after hitting off a tee with minor discomfort on Sunday.

    Advice: Konerko has a small fracture in his left hand, but with it being his final season he plays to play through some pain in the final weeks. Don't expect more than a handful of token appearances. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:03 am
  • Matt Adams not in Sunday's lineup
    Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He also sat out Friday's game, but that was against a lefty. With the Cards facing a righty Sunday, you have to wonder if Adams' oblique might be an issue again. Daniel Descalso is getting the nod at first base Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:42 am
     
    5:15 pm vs ^ Mil
  • Morse to take BP Monday or Tuesday
    Michael Morse (oblique) won't take batting practice until Monday or Tuesday.

    Advice: Morse had been swinging, but only at about 50 percent. He should return to the lineup shortly if he can swing at full effort Monday or Tuesday, but there are certainly no guarantees that will happen. Morse has yet to play this month due to a strained left oblique. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:15 am
  • Morneau (intercostal) expected to return soon
    Justin Morneau (intercostal) is expected to return to the lineup soon.

    Advice: Morneau exited Friday's game with what the Rockies called left intercostal soreness, but trainer Keith Dugger admitted Saturday that the club was "not 100 percent sure it's an intercostal (injury). It's kind of sore behind his left lat. He just has a little soreness. It's not a huge (injury). It's not like an oblique type of soreness. We aren't overly concerned, but we want to make sure he's right before we send him out there." Ben Paulsen started at first base Saturday and should remain there until Morneau is ready. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:35 am
  • Chase Headley won't return until Monday
    Chase Headley (face) won't return until at least Monday.

    Advice: Headley managed to avoid fractures and a concussion after being hit on the face with a pitch Thursday, but the Yankees want him to go through drills for a couple days before clearing him to return to the lineup. He worked out Saturday and will take batting practice on Sunday before possibly returning to action on Monday in Tampa. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:40 am
  • Daniel Murphy returns to lineup Saturday
    Daniel Murphy went 0-for-4 in his return to the lineup Saturday.

    Advice: Murphy missed the previous game after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch Thursday. It shouldn't be an issue moving forward. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:36 am
     
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy NYM - 1B,2B,3B
    4:10 pm vs ^ Mia
  • Jon Singleton fans four times
    Jon Singleton struck out all four times he was up Saturday in a loss to the Angels.

    Advice: It was Singleton's second four-strikeout game of the season. Impossibly, he could end up with sub-.200 averages in each of his four months in the majors this year; he hit .198 in June, .153 in July and .182 in August. Right now, he's at .148 (4-for-26) in September. He has, though, been a pretty consistent power threat (for instance, he drove in 13-14 runs each of the previous three months). Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:17 pm
     
    5:10 pm vs ^ Cle
  • Trumbo goes 3-for-5, drives in three vs. Pads
    Mark Trumbo finished 3-for-5 with three RBI as the Diamondbacks beat the Padres 10-4 on Saturday.

    Advice: Trumbo smacked a two-run single in the first inning and later scored on a wild pitch. He then plated Chris Owings on a fielder's choice in the second and doubled in the fifth before singling and scoring again in the eighth. Trumbo seems to be finding a groove now after struggling initially in his return from a fractured foot. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:38 pm
  • Brandon Belt to face live pitching on Monday
    Brandon Belt (concussion) will face live pitching on Monday.

    Advice: Belt has been on the shelf since August 8 with a concussion. He's been doing baseball activities since Thursday and Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters on Saturday that he expects the first baseman to return from the disabled list sometime next week. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:38 pm
  • Pearce homers in loss to Yankees
    Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double against the Yankees on Saturday.

    Advice: It was his 17th homer of the season and his first since August 28. We've been waiting for Pearce to slow down all year, but he now owns an impressive .287/.364/.529 batting line across 93 games. He has gone from a part-time player to a lineup staple. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:12 pm
     
    4:05 pm vs ^ Tor
  • Morneau removed with left intercostal injury
    Justin Morneau was removed from Friday's game against the Cardinals due to left side intercostal soreness.

    Advice: Morneau is considered day-to-day and should return to the Rockies lineup at some point over the weekend. He is enjoying a fine season at the dish, slashing .315/.359/.485 with 15 homers and 72 RBI in 124 contests. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:41 pm
  • Billy Butler goes hitless in loss to Red Sox
    Billy Butler had a rough night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Red Sox, going hitless in four at-bats.

    Advice: Butler has struggled to put together consistent at-bats for most of the season, and is hitting just .266/.319/.374 with nine homers and 59 RBI. He'll need to pick up the pace offensively in the season's final weeks if the Royals want to secure a spot in the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:18 pm
  • Freeman swipes third base in loss to Rangers
    Freddie Freeman showed off his wheels in Friday's loss to the Rangers, swiping his third base of the season.

    Advice: Freeman was on the move with a full count on Justin Upton, who wound up striking out. He singled and walked during the game, finishing the night 1-for-3 to raise his season slash to a solid .293/.388.474. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:58 pm
  • Brandon Belt to take batting practice Friday
    Brandon Belt (concussion) will take batting practice on Friday.

    Advice: Belt is finally making progress in his recovery from post-concussion symptoms and said he feels good enough to pinch hit on Friday. He could rejoin the Giants lineup at some point next week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:54 pm
  • Brock Holt confirmed to have concussion
    Brock Holt's visit to a specialist Thursday confirmed that he indeed has a concussion.

    Advice: Holt is back with the Red Sox, but has not been cleared to return to action. The team is likely to play things very cautiously the remainder of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:12 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm x @Pit
  • Anthony Rizzo (back) won't play this weekend
    Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Friday that Anthony Rizzo (back) is unlikely to play this weekend.

    Advice: Rizzo has progressed steadily this week in his recovery from a back injury, but he still needs a few more days. A return early next week would seem to be possible. The slugging first baseman hasn't played since August 26. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:15 pm
  • Matt Adams getting a day off Friday
    Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The Cards are stacking righties versus southpaw Jorge De La Rosa, as Kolten Wong and Oscar Taveras are also sitting out. Xavier Scruggs is at first base, Mark Ellis is at second and Randal Grichuk is in right field. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:49 pm
     
    5:15 pm vs ^ Mil
  • Daniel Murphy (wrist) not in Friday's lineup
    Daniel Murphy (wrist) is not in the Mets' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Murphy exited Thursday's game after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch. X-rays came back clean, but there's no doubt Murphy is sore so he'll get some rest. Eric Campbell is at third base Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:10 pm
     
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy NYM - 1B,2B,3B
    4:10 pm vs ^ Mia
  • Chris Davis can be on ALCS roster
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Major League Baseball would allow the Orioles to place Chris Davis on their ALCS roster while he's still suspended.

    Advice: He'll still have to sit out a few games, though, depending on how many the Orioles have played to that point (Davis can't play in the team's first eight playoff games). The O's would also have to play a man short if they choose to put Davis on the roster, so it's unclear whether they'd consider it or not. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:42 am
     
    Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs x Tor
  • Tests show no fractures for Chase Headley
    Tests have cleared Chase Headley of any fractures.

    Advice: He's not out of the woods yet, as he still needs to see a neurologist to check for a concussion, but this is one positive development after Headley was hit in the face by a pitch Thursday. He received a couple stitches as a result of the incident. Headley did not travel with the Yankees to Baltimore but could rejoin them there at some point this weekend if he's cleared of a possible concussion. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:19 am
  • Chris Davis suspended 25 games for PEDs
    Chris Davis has been suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for amphetamines.

    Advice: Oh boy. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun first reported the suspension and now Major League Baseball has made it official. Davis said in a statement that the positive test was for Adderall, which he had an exemption for in past but not this year. The suspension includes the postseason, so Davis will be ineligible for the final 17 games of the regular season, as well as eight potential playoff games (or more regular season games next season if the Orioles are out of the playoffs by then). "Crush" has had a down year for the O's, batting just .196/.300/.404, but he's hit 26 homers and driven in 72 and his loss is obviously a major one for Baltimore. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:03 am
     
    Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs x Tor
  • Stephen Vogt (ankle) remains sidelined
    Stephen Vogt (ankle) might be available at some point during the Athletics' September 16-24 homestand.

    Advice: Vogt took some swings in the batting cage Wednesday but is still bothered by a sprained left ankle. He hasn't played since September 3 and can't be counted on for the rest of the season. "It was a pretty significant sprain," manager Bob Melvin said. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:00 am
     
    Player Note
    Stephen Vogt Oak - C,1B,OF
    7:05 pm vs Tex
  • Pujols suffers first 4-K game but Angels win
    Albert Pujols struck out four times in five trips to the plate in Thursday's win against the Rangers.

    Advice: It took 2,102 games and 9,187 plate appearances, but Pujols finally dons the golden sombrero. He had previously struck out three times in a game 13 times in his 14-year career. Despite Thursday's showing, Pujols has had a productive year at the plate, slashing .276/.329/.473 with 26 home runs and 92 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:34 pm
  • Chase Headley to have X-rays on jaw
    Chase Headley will stay back in New York to undergo X-rays on his jaw rather than travel with the team to Baltimore.

    Advice: Headley left Thursday's game in the ninth inning after being hit in the face by a pitch. Obviously more will be known once the X-ray results come back, but expect him to miss at least Friday's game. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:45 pm
  • X-rays on Murphy's wrist come back clean
    X-rays on Daniel Murphy's left wrist came back negative.

    Advice: Murphy had quite the welt on his wrist after the hit by pitch, but he can probably safely be considered day-to-day. He's moved from second base to third base following the shutdown of David Wright (shoulder). Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:20 pm
     
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy NYM - 1B,2B,3B
    4:10 pm vs ^ Mia
  • Headley leaves game after getting hit in face
    Chase Headley left Thursday's game against the Rays after being hit in the mouth by a pitch.

    Advice: It was a 98 mph fastball from Jake McGee. Headley had some blood on his chin and eventually walked off with the assist from trainers. The Yankees will surely send him for some tests before an update comes later Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:17 pm
  • Bochy hopes to have Belt back in 7-10 days
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that he's hoping Brandon Belt (concussion) will be ready for game action in 7-10 days.

    Advice: He might be limited to pinch-hitting duty initially, but it's possible he could be ready to start. Belt was cleared for full baseball activities on Thursday and could take live batting practice as early as Friday. He has been limited to just five games since the beginning of August due to post-concussion issues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:36 pm
  • Morse (oblique) likely out this weekend
    Michael Morse (oblique) is not expected to play this weekend.

    Advice: He's still swinging the bat at only 50 percent. Morse is only 10 days removed from straining his oblique, so his continued absence isn't a surprise even though the Giants had expressed optimism that he could be back by now. He's hit .280/.338/.477 with 16 homers and 61 RBI over 130 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:39 pm
  • 1B Belt cleared for full baseball activities
    Brandon Belt (concussion) has been cleared for full baseball activities.

    Advice: Belt received the clearance Thursday from Dr. Micky Collins in Pittsburgh. The first baseman has already fielded some grounders and played catch this week, but he'll now be able to ramp up activities and could take live batting practice as early as Friday. Belt should be ready to go later this month if he can avoid setbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:37 pm
  • Buster Posey propels Giants to win
    Buster Posey went 3-for-5 with an RBI as the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 6-2 on Thursday.

    Advice: It would have been a four-hit day if not for a nice play in the eighth. Even so, Posey is hitting .472 in 36 at-bats this month and .371 with eight homers and 28 RBI in 143 at-bats since the beginning of August. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:26 pm
  • Brock Holt sent to see concussion specialist
    Brock Holt was sent to see a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Holt left a game last Friday due to dizziness and hasn't many any progress in recent days. It's unclear what the source of the issue was, but the Red Sox aren't going to take any chances. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:48 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm x @Pit
  • Holt out again Thursday
    Brock Holt (illness, neck) is out of the starting lineup for the Red Sox again on Thursday against the Royals.

    Advice: Holt, who has been fighting an illness and some neck stiffness, will now miss his sixth straight start. He's hoping to return to action this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:24 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm x @Pit
  • Albert Pujols gets first triple since 2010
    Albert Pujols went 3-for-6 with his first triple of the year and a double Wednesday versus the Rangers.

    Advice: It was actually his first triple as an Angel; he hadn't had one since 2010 in his next-to-last year with the Cardinals. Pujols has given the Angels three three-hit games in his last five starts, delivering two homers and eight RBI during the span. He's up to .278 with 26 homers and 92 RBI for the year. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:57 pm
  • Daniel Murphy starts at third base Wednesday
    Daniel Murphy started at third base for the Mets Wednesday.

    Advice: With David Wright being shut down for the season, the Mets will turn to fill-ins for the remainder of the season. Murphy isn't a stranger to the position -- he's started 25 games at third base in his career -- but he hasn't manned the hot corner since 2011. It may turn out to be a positive for fantasy purposes -- if Murphy starts five games at third between now and the end of the season he'll be third base-eligible for next season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:59 pm
     
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy NYM - 1B,2B,3B
    4:10 pm vs ^ Mia
  • Belt (concussion) hoping to be cleared Thurs.
    Brandon Belt (concussion) is scheduled to see a specialist Thursday in hopes of being fully cleared for baseball activities.

    Advice: Belt will be examined by Dr. Micky Collins in Pittsburgh. Just Tuesday, Belt said he didn't know "how realistic" it was to be back for postseason action, so Thursday's news will go a long way toward telling whether it is. If he is cleared, Belt could take live batting practice as early as Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:45 pm
  • Paul Konerko (hand) hopes to return soon
    Paul Konerko (hand) hopes to return this weekend.

    Advice: Konerko was diagnosed last week with a fracture in his left hand, but he wants to play through it in his final major league season. The veteran first baseman is batting .220/.272/.344 in 74 games this year. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:11 pm
  • Mike Napoli not in Wednesday's lineup
    Mike Napoli is not in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Napoli returned to action Tuesday after missing the last couple games with an illness. It's not clear whether he's feeling under the weather again or if it's just a day off. Brock Holt (illness) and Will Middlebrooks (illness) are also sitting out due to the bug that's going around the Red Sox' clubhouse. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:12 am
     
    4:05 pm ^ @Pit
  • Posey drives in a pair of runs in 5-1 victory
    Buster Posey finished 0-for-4 but still drove in a pair of runs in the Giants' 5-1 win against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: He grounded into an RBI fielder's choice in the second inning, and lifted a sacrifice fly to left in the sixth to score Angel Pagan. Posey adores Arizona pitching. Even though he didn't hit safely tonight, he came into this game batting .390 with three homers and 14 RBI in his last 15 games versus the Snakes. It wasn't a surprise he scratched out an RBI against Wade Miley, against whom he entered 9-for-20 with a homer and three doubles lifetime. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:57 pm
  • Morse (oblique) out until this weekend
    Michael Morse (oblique) will be sidelined at least until this weekend.

    Advice: Morse received a cortisone shot for his strained left oblique last week but remains sore. The slugger has yet to play this month due to the ailment. He's sporting a .280/.338/.477 batting line with 16 homers and 61 RBI over 130 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:57 pm
  • Brandon Belt hoping to be ready for playoffs
    Brandon Belt (concussion) said Tuesday that he's hoping to be ready for postseason play but admitted he doesn't know "how realistic that is."

    Advice: Belt has felt a bit better in recent days and was cleared to field some grounders and play catch Tuesday. Even if he progresses without any setbacks from here on out, the best the Giants can probably hope for is a few token games at the end of the regular season. Belt has been limited to just five games since the beginning of August due to post-concussion issues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:16 pm
  • Rizzo (back) hopes to return by this weekend
    Anthony Rizzo (back) hopes to return to the Cubs' lineup by the end of the week.

    Advice: If not by the weekend, Rizzo thinks he'll "for sure" be ready to play during the Cubs' homestand that begins next Monday. Manager Rick Renteria was more cautious regarding a potential timetable, saying, "I don't want to speculate on that part." Rizzo worked out for the second straight day Tuesday, taking some infield and light batting practice. It looked likely last week that his season was over, but it appears the first baseman will make it back after all. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:57 pm
  • Michael Morse (oblique) out again Tuesday
    Michael Morse (oblique) remained out of the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: The club was hoping Morse would be ready Tuesday after missing a week of action, but obviously he's not. He remains day-to-day. Gregor Blanco is in left field again Tuesday in Morse's place. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:35 pm
  • Brock Holt (illness, neck) out again Tuesday
    Brock Holt remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Orioles.

    Advice: Holt has been sick since last Friday and is also battling some neck discomfort, so he'll get another game off. The hope is that he'll be healthy by the weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:45 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm x @Pit
  • Mets activate 2B Daniel Murphy off the DL
    Mets activated 2B Daniel Murphy from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Murphy, out since August 24 with a right calf strain, is in the Mets' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Rockies. His return will push 20-year-old Dilson Herrera to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:01 pm
     
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy NYM - 1B,2B,3B
    4:10 pm vs ^ Mia
  • Butler not in Tuesday's lineup
    Billy Butler is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Tigers.

    Advice: Butler went 0-for-4 with an RBI groundout on Monday and will now sit for the third time in the last four games. Josh Willingham will start at the DH spot against Max Scherzer. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:53 pm
  • Rizzo (back) takes ground balls, swings
    Anthony Rizzo (back) took some ground balls and a few swings in the batting cage Monday.

    Advice: Rizzo has been out since August 26 with a mild lower back strain, but he's now hopeful that he'll be able to return this weekend. However, Cubs manager Rick Renteria wants to see more before talking about a timeline. "I'll reserve my optimism," Renteria said. "Today is the first day where he's gone out there. He's trying to see how his body is feeling, but I'll just say we'll keep digging it as it comes." Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:48 am
  • Matt Adams hits 15th homer in win
    Matt Adams' 15th homer of the year was a three-run shot off the Reds' Logan Ondrusek on Monday.

    Advice: Ondrusek had just entered the game as an injury replacement for Pedro Villarreal. A left-hander would have been a better play for the Reds, but Bryan Price had already used his two lefties not named Aroldis Chapman. Adams' homer was just his fourth in 173 at-bats during the second half. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:45 pm
     
    5:15 pm vs ^ Mil
  • Morneau not in Monday's lineup
    Justin Morneau is not in Monday's lineup against the Mets.

    Advice: He's presumably getting the night off. Michael Cuddyer will make the start at first base Monday and is likely being eased back into action after his hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:42 pm
  • Daniel Murphy (calf) to be activated Tuesday
    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that Daniel Murphy (calf) should be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

    Advice: Murphy was scheduled to go through full baseball activities Monday, so barring any last-minute setbacks with his calf, he should be back in the starting lineup Tuesday. Dilson Herrera has been filling in at second base over the past 10 days, but he figures to serve in a part-time role for the remainder of the month. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 2:07 pm
     
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy NYM - 1B,2B,3B
    4:10 pm vs ^ Mia
  • Pujols goes 3-for-5 with HR in rout of Tribe
    Albert Pujols finished 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Monday's 12-3 rout of the Indians.

    Advice: Pujols was retired in his first two at-bats of the afternoon makeup game, but he singled and scored in the Angels' six-run fifth inning and then did the same in the Angels' two-run seventh inning before launching a three-run bomb in the top of the ninth. Pujols had a huge weekend in Minnesota, collecting his 2,500th career hit and 1,500th career run, and he looks poised to keep the fun going for a while. The veteran slugger boasts has 26 homers and 91 RBI in 141 games this year. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 1:37 pm
  • Cubs' Rizzo (back) could return this weekend
    Anthony Rizzo (back) took swings Monday and believes that he could return as soon as this weekend.

    Advice: Rizzo has been out since August 26 with a mild lower back strain. While he still has some hurdles to cross before returning to the lineup, he could still prove useful to fantasy owners this month. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 1:36 pm
  • Murphy (calf) doing baseball activities
    Daniel Murphy (calf) ran, took ground balls, and will hit on Monday.

    Advice: Murphy will see how he feels Tuesday before the next step will be decided. The 29-year-old has been sidelined since August 24 with a right calf strain and there's no clear timetable for his return. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 1:02 pm
     
    Player Note
    Daniel Murphy NYM - 1B,2B,3B
    4:10 pm vs ^ Mia
  • Brock Holt (illness) not in lineup on Monday
    Brock Holt (illness) is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again on Monday versus the Orioles.

    Advice: Holt has been dealing with nausea since Friday. Mike Napoli also came down sick over the weekend, so there may be something going around the Red Sox clubhouse. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 12:14 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm x @Pit
  • Napoli (illness) back in Red Sox lineup Mon.
    Mike Napoli (illness) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup on Monday night against the Orioles.

    Advice: Napoli sat out Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with a stomach bug. It was never a major concern. He is batting fifth and starting at first base Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 12:12 pm
     
    4:05 pm ^ @Pit
  • Miguel Cabrera (ankle) at DH for Tigers Mon.
    Miguel Cabrera is serving as the Tigers' designated hitter on Monday against the Royals.

    Advice: Tigers manager Brad Ausmus acknowledged Sunday night that Cabrera has bone spurs in his right ankle, but that was just after Cabrera had led Detroit to a 6-1 victory over the Giants with a homer and three RBI. Cabrera is going to continue playing through the discomfort before considering surgical options this winter. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 9:23 am
  • Cabrera homers, plates three to lead Tigers
    Miguel Cabrera homered and drove home three runs, leading the Tigers to a 6-1 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

    Advice: The much-needed victory allowed the Tigers to salvage one game from the three-game weekend set. Cabrera took opposing starter Tim Hudson deep for a two-run homer in the third inning and added on an RBI single in the seventh. Battling through the pain of bone spurs in his ankle, he has been on fire at the dish this week, hitting .500 (15-for-30) with five homers and nine RBI in his last seven games. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 9:09 pm
  • Brandon Belt to resume baseball activities
    Brandon Belt (concussion) is set to resume baseball activities next week.

    Advice: Belt has begun to feel better in recent days, but has been limited to light cardio work only as he continues to recover from his post-concussion symptoms. Even though he has been cleared to begin baseball activities, he's still likely a couple of weeks away from rejoining the Giants lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 3:58 pm
  • Pujols has RBI double, two runs scored Sunday
    Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Pujols enjoyed the four-game series with the Twins, going 7-for-18 with two doubles, a home run, five RBI and five runs scored. The good weekend has his line up to .275/.331/.469 with 88 RBI and 79 runs scored. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 3:24 pm
  • Billy Butler getting another day off Sunday
    Billy Butler isn't in the Royals' lineup Sunday for the second straight day.

    Advice: Butler has batted .182 in his last 10 games, and manager Ned Yost wanted to give the designated hitter "a day off to mentally relax a little bit. He's been grinding really hard." Josh Willingham is in the DH spot again Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 7:59 am
  • David Ortiz not in Sunday's lineup
    David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to just be a day of rest. Yoenis Cespedes is in the DH spot Sunday in Ortiz's place. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 7:20 am
  • Brock Holt (illness) out of action Sunday
    Brock Holt (illness) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: There must be something going around the Red Sox' clubhouse, as both Holt and Mike Napoli have battled some dizziness as a result of an illness. Holt should be OK in a day or two. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 7:19 am
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm x @Pit
  • Mike Napoli not in Sunday's lineup
    Mike Napoli (illness) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Napoli exited Saturday's game after an illness brought about some dizziness. He should be fine in a day or two. Allen Craig is at first base Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 7:17 am
     
    4:05 pm ^ @Pit
  • Steve Pearce returns to lineup Saturday
    Steve Pearce went 0-for-2 but drew two walks in his return to action Saturday.

    Advice: Pearce had missed over a week with discomfort in his abdomen. He'll return to seeing regular time at first base, with Chris Davis sliding back over to third. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:50 am
     
    4:05 pm vs ^ Tor
  • Justin Morneau goes 4-for-6, homers
    Justin Morneau went 4-for-6 and hit his 15th homer Saturday in the Rockies' 7-6 win over the Padres.

    Advice: Drew Stubbs singled through a five-man infield to win the game in the 12th. Morneau upped his average to .314 with the performance, while teammate Corey Dickerson went 3-for-6 and stands at .313. Those two are very much in the running for the batting title with Josh Harrison (.315), Ben Revere (.314) and Buster Posey (.310). Dickerson, though, is iffy to finish with enough plate appearances to qualify. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 10:18 pm
  • Pujols notches 2,500th hit as Angels rally
    Albert Pujols notched his 2,500th hit Saturday in the Angels' 8-5 win over the Twins.

    Advice: That history-marking hit was a go-ahead two-run double down the left-field line in the bottom of the ninth inning. Pujols also reached 1,500 runs in the victory. He ranks 98th all-time in hits and 71st in runs scored. The players with 2,500 hits, 500 homers, and 1,500 runs scored since 1901: Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Reggie Jackson, Eddie Murray, Rafael Palmeiro, Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, Ken Griffey Jr., Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, and now Pujols. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 7:39 pm
  • Mike Napoli leaves game early due to illness
    Mike Napoli made an early exit from Saturday's game versus the Blue Jays due to illness.

    Advice: Napoli was 1-for-1 with a run scored prior to leaving the game. Daniel Nava took his place. Napoli will probably sit out of Sunday's series finale against Toronto. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 6:42 pm
     
    4:05 pm ^ @Pit
  • Chris Davis launches 26th home run in loss
    Chris Davis launched his 26th home run off Drew Smyly in Saturday's loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Davis got the game's scoring started with his solo blast to right field in the second inning. He has been a tremendous disappointment at the plate this season, slashing just .196/.299/.412 with 26 homers and 72 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 1:33 pm
     
    Player Note
    Chris Davis Bal - 1B,3B
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs x Tor
  • Buster Posey has three hits, homer in victory
    Buster Posey went 3-for-3 and belted his 20th home run of the season as the Giants defeated the Tigers 5-4 on Saturday afternoon in Detroit.

    Advice: Posey also drew a walk, reaching safely in each of his four plate appearances in the ballgame. His two-out single in the first inning started a four-run rally, and he tacked on the would-be winning run with a solo blast off David Price in the fifth inning. He's in the midst of another MVP-caliber season, slashing .310/.361/.494 with 20 long balls and 79 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 1:25 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera homers twice in loss to Giants
    Miguel Cabrera clobbered a pair of home runs in a losing effort against the Giants on Saturday afternoon.

    Advice: He blasted a two-run homer off Madison Bumgarner to get the Tigers on the board in the first inning then tagged Sergio Romo with a solo shot in the eighth. Despite his best efforts, the Tigers were thwarted by Madison Bumgarner and company. After an incredibly slow month of August, Cabrera has picked up the pace offensively since the calendar flipped to September. He's now hitting .309/.369/.513 with 21 homers and 97 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 1:21 pm
  • Adams returns to Cardinals lineup on Saturday
    Matt Adams (oblique) is in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: He's back in his customary cleanup spot in manager Mike Matheny's lineup. Adams was forced to miss the previous two games due to a strained oblique. He's having a nice season at the dish, slashing .292/.321/.460 with 13 homers and 57 RBI in his 463 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 11:56 am
     
    5:15 pm vs ^ Mil
  • Billy Butler not in Royals lineup on Saturday
    Billy Butler is not in the Royals starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

    Advice: It's merely a routine day of rest for the slugger against tough right-hander Brandon McCarthy. Eric Hosmer is drawing the start at first base with Josh Willingham serving as the team's designated hitter. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 6, 9:30 am
  • Brock Holt leaves game with dizziness Friday
    Brock Holt was forced to leave Friday's game against the Blue Jays due to dizziness.

    Advice: It's unclear what the cause of the dizziness was, but it was enough of an issue to force Holt out of the game which is a troubling sign. The versatile utilityman has been a tremendous addition to the Red Sox this season, slashing .281/.331/.381 with four homers, 29 RBI and 11 stolen bases. The team should provide an update on his status on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 5, 9:18 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm x @Pit
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