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  • Semien's two-run single beats Diamondbacks
    Marcus Semien came through with a two-out, two-run single off Brad Ziegler in the 11th inning on Sunday, propelling the Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Ziegler allowed a pair of singles then hit Josh Phegley to load the bases with two outs, setting the stage for Semien's clutch knock. The A's shortstop finished the contest 2-for-6 and is now slashing .253/.297/.390 with 34 RBI. 24 minutes ago
    W, 7-4 ^ @Ari
  • Yoan Moncada plates two with triple
    Red Sox 2B prospect Yoan Moncada cracked a two-run triple in Saturday's win for Low-A Greenville.

    Advice: He went 0-for-5 in his other at-bats. Moncada has been a lightning rod for the Drive, hitting .331 with seven homers and 25 RBI since July 1. The 20-year-old has swiped 36 bases during that stretch including 23 in the month of August. Boston's top prospect will likely begin next year at High-A Salem. Today, 2:54 pm
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    L, 5-4 x @NYM
  • Drew goes 4-for-4 in Yankees' rout of Braves
    Stephen Drew went 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBI in the Yankees' 20-6 rout of the Braves on Sunday.

    Advice: Drew singled and scored in the Yankees' three-run second inning, hit a two-run shot in the Yankees' four-run third inning, drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning, and then singled twice and scored another run in the Yankees' nine-run seventh. Drew bumped his batting average from .192 to .201 and his OPS from .632 to .659 in the big afternoon victory for the current American League Wild Card leaders. Today, 2:36 pm
    W, 20-6 ^ @Atl
  • Herrera collects 4 hits, but Phils lose to SD
    Odubel Herrera had four hits in four at-bats and scored a run as the Phillies dropped Sunday's game to the Padres.

    Advice: All four hits were singles. He scored after his final single in the eighth inning, but the Phillies were too far behind at that point. Herrera, who hadn't played above Double-A prior to making his major league debut at the beginning of the season, has arguably been the Phillies' best position player, batting .295/.333/.419 with six home runs, 34 RBI, 55 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases. Today, 2:01 pm
    L, 9-4 vs ^ SD
  • Justin Turner not in Dodgers lineup on Sunday
    Justin Turner is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: It's nothing more than a regular day of rest for Turner. Kike Hernandez is getting the start in his place at the hot corner with Joc Pederson starting in center field. Today, 1:35 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Top 2, 0-2 vs x ChC
  • Panik's rehab assignment pushed back
    Joe Panik (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, not Tuesday as previously expected.

    Advice: It's not clear whether he's had a minor setback or if the Giants simply revised their plans. Regardless, the hope is that Panik will be ready for activation for the September 7-9 Series in Arizona. He's been out almost all of August with lower back inflammation. Today, 11:52 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-5 vs x StL
  • Brett Lawrie scratched with back tightness
    Brett Lawrie was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to back tightness.

    Advice: It's an issue that crops up on Lawrie from time to time. Eric Sogard has taken his spot at second base. Today, 10:48 am
    W, 7-4 ^ @Ari
  • Ketel Marte (hamstring) could return Monday
    Ketel Marte (hamstring) could return to the Mariners' lineup on Monday.

    Advice: Marte is sitting out Sunday after exiting Saturday's game with a mild right hamstring strain. He's feeling better, though, and could miss just the one start. Brad Miller is at shortstop Sunday. Today, 9:48 am
    L, 6-5 x @CWS
  • Rougned Odor (finger) held out again Sunday
    Rougned Odor (finger) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He was able to go through some pregame drills, suggesting his return is close. Hanser Alberto is filling in at second base again for Odor. Today, 9:15 am
    W, 6-0 vs x Bal
  • Wilmer Flores not in lineup Sunday
    Wilmer Flores is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to be a simple day of rest. The Mets are going with Ruben Tejada at shortstop and Juan Uribe at second base (yes, you read that correctly). Today, 7:30 am
    W, 5-4 vs x Bos
  • Phil Gosselin (thumb) to be activated Monday
    Phil Gosselin (thumb) will be activated from the disabled list Monday.

    Advice: Gosselin had surgery on his left thumb back in May but is finally ready to return after completing a rehab assignment. He'll be making his Diamondbacks debut after being acquired from the Braves in June. Today, 5:48 am
    60-Day DL
    L, 7-4 vs x Oak
  • Cano finishes win with four hits
    Robinson Cano went 4-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a walk in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: The double was Cano's 31st of the season. After spending a solid half of the season in the dumps, he's lit it up since the All-Star Break and now boasts a .281/.328/.432 triple-slash with 14 homers and 58 RBI. This season will still go down as one of the worst of Cano's career, but it doesn't look like nearly as much of a train wreck now. Plus, there's still a month-plus to cushion out those numbers if he can stay hot. Yesterday, 8:44 pm
  • Gennett triples, drives in three in loss
    Scooter Gennett had himself a nice all-around game in Saturday's loss to the Reds, finishing 4-for-5 with a triple, three RBI and three runs scored.

    Advice: Gennett supplied RBI hits in the second, fourth and fifth. The fifth-inning RBI came on a triple, his fourth of the season. Despite all of his best efforts, the Brewers still lost 12-9. This was his second four-hit game in the month of August and he's hitting to a .263/.298/.402 triple-slash with six homers and 27 RBI for the season. Yesterday, 8:21 pm
  • Dozier doubles twice in loss to Astros
    Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles in Saturday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: The Twins didn't do anything with either of their All-Star second baseman's doubles, as Dozier did not score a run in the contest. With the pair of two-baggers, he's now hit 33 doubles in each of the last three seasons. Dozier's worked to a .245/.315/.478 triple-slash while smacking 26 homers with 66 RBI, 88 runs scored and 10 steals in 2015. Yesterday, 7:45 pm
    W, 7-5 vs ^ Hou
  • Sweeney powers Phillies with two-run homer
    Darnell Sweeney went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Saturday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: Sweeney jumped on a Colin Rea offering in the second inning for his second homer of the season. A part of the Chase Utley deal, the 24-year-old is 3-for-13 with a pair of homers and three RBI in his first eight games with the Phillies. He hit .271/.332/.409 with nine homers and 32 steals over 116 Triple-A games and while he has yet to successfully steal a base at the major league level, his speed gives him some value in NL-only formats. Yesterday, 7:19 pm
  • Baez in Cubs' first wave of September callups
    According to Patrick Mooney of, infield prospect Javier Baez is expected to be in the Cubs' first wave of September callups.

    Advice: And it seems very possible that he could position himself for regular starts at second base. Starlin Castro and Tommy La Stella have been playing there with Addison Russell recently taking over at shortstop. Baez, 22, is batting .316/.380/.530 with 13 home runs, 60 RBI, and 17 stolen bases in 67 games this season at the Triple-A level. He'll be worth trying out in most mixed fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 4:25 pm
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    Top 2, 2-0 x @LAD
  • Chase Utley getting the day off Saturday
    Chase Utley is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup Saturday against the Cubs.

    Advice: It's Utley's first absence since joining the Dodgers last week. Before the game. Utley was seen taking grounders at third base, a position he's never played in the major leagues. Rookie Jose Peraza will start at second base and bat eighth. Yesterday, 3:21 pm
    Top 2, 0-2 vs ^ ChC
  • Rougned Odor absent from Saturday's lineup
    Rougned Odor (finger) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Saturday against the Orioles.

    Advice: A cracked fingernail has kept him out since Tuesday. Hansen Alberto will grab another start at second base. With the rosters expanding in a few days, there's no need for Texas to place Odor on the disabled list. The 21-year-old has had a productive year, hitting .280 with a solid .479 slugging percentage. Yesterday, 1:48 pm
    W, 6-0 vs x Bal
  • Kinsler plates lone run in loss to Blue Jays
    Ian Kinsler plated the Tigers' lone run as they were obliterated by the Blue Jays in Toronto on Saturday.

    Advice: His run-scoring fielder's choice in the third inning was the extent of their offensive output against Drew Hutchison and company. He finished the afternoon 1-for-3 and is now hitting .307/.358/.449 with 61 RBI in what has been a terrific season for the second baseman. Yesterday, 1:34 pm
    L, 9-2 ^ @Tor
  • Kelby Tomlinson delivers game-winner
    Kelby Tomlinson singled in Brandon Belt in the bottom of the ninth to give the Giants a 5-4 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: Forget Rookie of the Year... Tomlinson might just end up being the NL MVP if this keeps up. He reached four times tonight, picking up two hits and two walks. He hit a grand slam Thursday, and he's batting .364 since his callup. It looks like he'll probably play some outfield after Joe Panik returns. Friday, 10:39 pm
    L, 7-5 vs ^ StL
  • Phillips singles twice in shutout loss
    Brandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with two singles in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: In addition to the two singles, Phillips also swiped his 18th base of the season. He's offered a dependable, if unspectacular, bat when healthy and is hitting .287/.322/.387 with 10 home runs and 49 RBI. His days as a 20-homer second baseman appear to be behind him. Friday, 10:27 pm
  • Brett Lawrie hits long home run
    Brett Lawrie hit a 470-foot homer Friday in the loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The rest of Oakland's offense isn't doing a whole lot, but Lawrie has 14 hits in his last eight games, including three homers and three doubles. If anything, he's played a little better and stayed healthier than the A's should have expected this year. It just doesn't really make up for losing Josh Donaldson. Friday, 10:22 pm
    W, 7-4 ^ @Ari
  • Altuve singles twice in loss to Twins
    Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles in Friday's loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Altuve was the only Astro to pick up more than one hit--the team had just six hits total for the game, only one of which went for extra bases. The 25-year-old second baseman has now racked up 37 hits in the month of August, the most he's accumulated in any single month this season. For the year, he's hitting .310/.354/.421 with 10 homers, 52 RBI and 63 runs scored. Friday, 9:29 pm
    L, 7-5 ^ @Min
  • Gregorius drives in six in blowout of Braves
    Didi Gregorius posted a huge game in Friday's 15-4 win over the Braves, hitting a three-run homer and finishing with six total RBI.

    Advice: Yowza yowza. Gregorius jumped into the action early with a three-run homer off Williams Perez in the first inning. He would add a two-run single in the second, then slouch off on the RBI binge until the eighth, when he hit an RBI single just for fun. When the dust settled, the Yankee shortstop had finished 4-for-5 with six RBI. This was his second four-hit game of the season and the six RBI represented a season high. For the year, he's slashing .260/.306/.355 with seven homers and 40 RBI. Friday, 8:39 pm
    W, 20-6 ^ @Atl
  • Prado cracks homer off Scherzer
    Martin Prado went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Prado's two-run homer against Nationals starter Max Scherzer in the third inning boosted his overall total of taters to seven. He also scored twice. He's been on a mini power surge over the last week, having hit two homers and two doubles while working himself up to a seven-game hitting streak. That being said, his overall season triple-slash remains relatively punch-less at .274/.320/.374. Friday, 7:18 pm
    Player Note
    Martín Prado Mia - 2B,3B,OF
    L, 7-4 ^ @Was
  • Kipnis manages RBI single against Angels
    Jason Kipnis went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and two strikeouts in Friday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: Kipnis' RBI single was part of a three-run seventh inning by the Indians. He's up to 143 hits for the season after logging just 120 during an injury-plagued 2014. Now that he's healthy, his numbers are stellar across the board and include a .324/.399/.478 triple-slash, seven homers, 45 RBI, 73 runs scored and 11 steals. Friday, 7:10 pm
    W, 9-2 vs ^ LAA
  • Joe Panik to begin rehab assignment Tuesday
    Joe Panik (back) is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday.

    Advice: Panik will hit indoors on Saturday and then on the field before Sunday's game. As long as everything goes well with those sessions, he'll head out on what is expected to be a brief minor league rehab assignment. Kelby Tomlinson will continue to hold down the fort at second base in his absence. Friday, 5:16 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-5 vs x StL
  • Howie Kendrick not yet ready for rehab games
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday that Howie Kendrick (hamstring) is not yet ready for a minor league rehab assignment.

    Advice: The plan had been for Kendrick to begin his rehab assignment on Sunday. Mattingly indicated that while Kendrick has not suffered a setback, his recovery has plateaued at the moment, and he hasn't progressed as quickly as anticipated. The Dodgers will continue to roll with Chase Utley at the position for the time being. Friday, 4:45 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 2, 0-2 vs x ChC
  • Odor (finger) out of Rangers' lineup again
    Rougned Odor (finger) remained out of the Rangers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Odor hasn't played since cracking his right middle fingernail when he was hit by a grounder Tuesday. He did work out again prior to the game and should be back in there soon. Hanser Alberto is holding down second base again in Odor's place. Friday, 1:23 pm
    W, 6-0 vs x Bal
  • Kelby Tomlinson launches grand slam
    Kelby Tomlinson launched a grand slam in the eighth inning on Thursday, helping to lead the Giants in their 9-1 thrashing of the Cubs.

    Advice: The blast came off of James Russell and was the first home run in Tomlinson's young career. He also singled in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. He has done a nice job filling in for the injured Joe Panik, slashing .346/.382/.519 with 11 RBI. Thursday, 4:10 pm
    L, 7-5 vs ^ StL
  • Kipnis homers, knocks in three vs. Brewers
    Jason Kipnis hit a two-run double and a solo home run in five trips to the plate as the Indians took down the Brewers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kipnis gave the Indians a 3-1 lead with a two-run double in the second inning. Three runs scored on the hit, but one was allowed in on a fielding error, so Kipnis was credited with only two RBI. The All-Star second baseman then made it a 6-2 game in the eighth inning with a solo shot off of reliever Will Smith. Kipnis has back-to-back multi-hit games, boosting his batting line to .325/.400/.481 with seven home runs, 44 RBI, and 72 runs scored. Wednesday, 8:08 pm
    W, 9-2 vs ^ LAA
  • Prado homers, but Marlins fall to Pirates
    Martin Prado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Prado tied the game up at 1-1 in the first inning, driving a solo home run to left field off of Jeff Locke. The infielder has hit for more power lately, hitting two doubles and two home runs within the last week, but it mostly hasn't been there for him this season. Prado is batting .270/.316/.364 with six home runs and 40 RBI. Wednesday, 7:05 pm
    Player Note
    Martín Prado Mia - 2B,3B,OF
    L, 7-4 ^ @Was
  • Panik (back) takes grounders, hitting off tee
    Joe Panik (back) took grounders before Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Panik took 25 swings off a tee on Tuesday. They're both steps in the right direction for Panik, who is making slow but steady progress toward a return. Giants manager Bruce Bochy previously expressed hope that Panik could return in early September. Wednesday, 5:57 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-5 vs x StL
  • Semien homers but A's fall to the Mariners
    Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, but the Athletics dropped Tuesday's game to the Mariners.

    Advice: Semien drove in the middle two runs in the Athletics' four-run second inning, clubbing a two-run homer to left-center off of Mike Montgomery. It's his first home run in three weeks. The shortstop is batting a mediocre .253/.299/.391 with 11 home runs, 32 RBI, and 10 stolen bases on the year. Tuesday, 10:36 pm
    W, 7-4 ^ @Ari
  • Odor hits 11th home run in loss to Blue Jays
    Rougned Odor went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Odor hit a solo homer in the second inning, his 11th home run of the season. Odor added an RBI double in the fourth. The second baseman is having a strong sophomore campaign, batting .280/.333/.479 with 43 RBI and 38 runs scored in 87 games. Tuesday, 9:20 pm
    W, 6-0 vs x Bal
  • Turner homers as Dodgers defeat the Reds
    Justin Turner went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's win against the Reds.

    Advice: Turner made it a 3-0 game when he drilled a two-run home run to left field off of John Lamb in the third inning. In 10 games since returning from the disabled list, Turner is hitting a feeble .167 (6-for-36). He was on a torrid pace, as shown by his triple-slash line, which still stands at .303/.363/.534 along with his 15 home runs and 51 RBI. Tuesday, 8:06 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Top 2, 0-2 vs x ChC
  • Kipnis has three runs, two RBI vs. Brewers
    Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored in a win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Kipnis had an RBI double in the second before adding a run-scoring single in the fifth. The big game was needed for the 28-year-old, who had just five hits in his previous 23 at-bats since returning from the disabled list. Kipnis is hitting .324/.400/.472 with 41 RBI and 71 runs scored overall. Tuesday, 7:57 pm
    W, 9-2 vs ^ LAA
  • X-rays on Rougned Odor's finger are negative
    X-rays on Rougned Odor's right middle finger came back negative.

    Advice: Odor's fingers got bloodied up when it was hit by a grounder Tuesday, but it appears he just has a laceration. Consider him day-to-day. Tuesday, 7:36 pm
    W, 6-0 vs x Bal
  • Rougned Odor exits game with hand injury
    Rougned Odor left Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays after being hit on the right hand by a grounder.

    Advice: The tip of Odor's right middle finger was noticeably bloody as he was lifted from the contest. He's being sent for an X-ray, although the Rangers are saying it's just precautionary. Tuesday, 6:57 pm
    W, 6-0 vs x Bal
  • Kendrick (hamstring) could begin rehab soon
    Howie Kendrick (hamstring) could begin a minor league rehab assignment by the end of this week.

    Advice: Good news for the veteran second baseman, who has been on the disabled list since August 10 with a strained left hamstring. He is on track to rejoin the Dodgers' active roster the first week of September. Chase Utley has been filling in at second base since being acquired from the Phillies on August 19. Tuesday, 2:35 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 2, 0-2 vs x ChC
  • Flores hits two of Mets' eight homers vs. PHI
    Wilmer Flores went 3-for-6 with a double, two home runs, and five RBI as the Mets demolished the Phillies on Monday.

    Advice: The Mets set a franchise record with eight home runs. Flores hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning off of Adam Morgan, and followed up with a three-run blast in the fifth against Hector Neris, helping the Mets reclaim the lead. Flores is on a six-game hitting streak and a five-game RBI streak. Overall, he's slashing .265/.298/.418 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI. Monday, 8:25 pm
    W, 5-4 vs x Bos
  • Kinsler reaches base 5 times in Tigers' loss
    Ian Kinsler went 3-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored, but the Tigers were defeated by the Reds on Monday.

    Advice: Kinsler singled and scored in the first and fourth innings, but the Tigers weren't able to keep up with the Reds' offense. The second baseman is on a seven-game hitting streak and holds an .805 OPS, the highest his OPS has been at any point this season after April 15 (Tigers' game number nine). He has a league-leading total of 153 hits and has scored 83 runs while knocking in 59. Monday, 7:47 pm
    L, 9-2 ^ @Tor
  • Phillips plates 4 runs as Reds hammer Tigers
    Brandon Phillips went 2-for-5 with a two-run triple and a two-run home run as the Reds hammered the Tigers in Monday's win.

    Advice: Phillips reduced the Reds' deficit to 5-4 with a two-run home run in the sixth inning. He'd bat again that inning, capping off a 10-run frame with a two-run triple. The second baseman has registered hits in each of his three starts since returning the Reds' lineup following a minor biceps injury. Phillips is hitting .286/.322/.390 with 10 home runs and 48 RBI to date. Monday, 7:44 pm
  • Cubs not considering Baez promotion yet
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Monday that there are no immediate plans to promote Javier Baez.

    Advice: Jorge Soler's oblique injury has opened some playing time at second base because Chris Coghlan will have to move back to the outfield, but Baez isn't being considered as an option yet. That could change when rosters expand on September 1. Baez, 22, is batting .304/.372/.518 with 12 home runs, 55 RBI, and 15 stolen bases in 62 games this season at the Triple-A level. Aug 24, 9:36 am
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    Top 2, 2-0 x @LAD
  • Cano launches two-run homer in victory
    Robinson Cano went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and two walks in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Cano hit his two-run homer off of White Sox starter John Danks in the fifth inning. After a sluggish start to the season, Cano entered the game slashing .331/.384/.589 since the All-Star Break. These numbers are what we're accustomed to seeing from the big money second baseman. He's now hitting .274/.319/.427 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI on the year. It would take a torrid streak to end the season with a .300 average, but it's not completely out of the question. Aug 23, 4:39 pm
  • Jason Kipnis getting a breather Sunday
    Jason Kipnis is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's a simple day off. Mike Aviles is at second base with Kipnis on the bench. Aug 23, 9:01 am
    W, 9-2 vs ^ LAA
  • Altuve triples and homers to help down LAD
    Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with a triple, a solo home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Hard to believe given how many hits he picks up, but this was Altuve's first triple of the season. He also hit his 10th homer, a solo shot against Dodgers starter Zack Greinke in the sixth inning. The diminutive second baseman maintains a .307/.350/.420 triple-slash with the 10 homers, 51 RBI and 63 runs scored. Aug 22, 9:34 pm
    L, 7-5 ^ @Min
  • Utley doubles for first hit with Dodgers
    Chase Utley picked up his first hit since being traded to the Dodgers, finishing 1-for-4 with a double in Saturday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Utley took an 0-for-4 in his Dodger debut on Friday. Saturday saw his first hit in the new uniform, as he managed a double against Astros starter Scott Kazmir. He manned second base during the contest, which he'll likely continue to do until Howie Kendrick (hamstring) returns to action. While he's hitting .214/.279/.331 with five home runs and 30 RBI for the length of the season, he's done much better since returning from the disabled list and was hitting .429/.432/.657 in nine August games entering Saturday's action. Aug 22, 9:26 pm
    Top 2, 0-2 vs ^ ChC
  • Odor hits 10th homer of season in win vs DET
    Rougned Odor went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Tigers.

    Advice: Odor's solo homer in the ninth inning was the Ranger's first extra-base hit of the game. It would be their only one of that variety, but they wound up with a 5-3 win despite the lack of team power in the contest. Odor started out the season scuffling in a bad way, but a month in the minors seems to have done him wonders and he's played well since being called back up in mid-June. Overall, he's hitting .277/.331/.463 with 10 homers and 41 RBI. Aug 22, 7:55 pm
    W, 6-0 vs x Bal
  • Kinsler doubles, hits three-run homer in loss
    Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a double and a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Kinsler waited until late to do his damage. His three-run homer in the ninth inning cut the Ranger lead to 5-3, but no more runs would score in the frame. The veteran infielder is now working on a five-game hitting streak in which he's amassed 11 hits over 23 at-bats, with three doubles, a triple and two home runs over that small stretch. It's helped to boost his overall season-slash to .305/.356/.444. In addition to those solid numbers, he's also hit eight homers and driven in 59 runs. He's an easy player to overlook, but the numbers he's posting right now are shaping up to be among the best of his career. Aug 22, 7:49 pm
    L, 9-2 ^ @Tor
  • Brandon Phillips returns to Reds lineup
    Brandon Phillips (biceps) has returned to the Reds starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Phillips had missed the previous two starts due to inflammation in his right biceps. He's batting leadoff against Randall Delgado and the Diamondbacks on Saturday. Aug 22, 11:41 am
  • Joe Panik to return first week of September
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that he's hopeful Joe Panik (back) will be able to return to the Giants in the first week of September.

    Advice: He has still yet to begin taking swings and could head out on a minor league rehab assignment before the end of next week. Panik has been on the shelf since August 3 due to inflammation in his lower back. Aug 22, 11:30 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 7-5 vs x StL
  • Brandon Phillips appears as pinch hitter
    Brandon Phillips (biceps) grounded out in his lone at-bat as a pinch hitter on Friday.

    Advice: Phillips has been out of the starting lineup since he left Wednesday's game with inflammation in his right biceps. He is expected to return to the Reds starting lineup on Saturday. Aug 22, 5:11 am
  • Utley hitless in Dodgers' debut
    Making his Dodgers' debut, Chase Utley went 0-for-4 against the Astros on Friday.

    Advice: Utley served as the DH in his debut, but he's expected to play second base with Howie Kendrick (hamstring) sidelined. The expectation is that he'll see time between third base and first base once Kendrick is back to full health. Aug 21, 8:08 pm
    Top 2, 0-2 vs ^ ChC
  • Chase Utley hitting second in Dodgers debut
    Chase Utley is in the designated hitter spot and batting second Friday in his Dodgers debut.

    Advice: He's hitting behind old pal Jimmy Rollins and in front of Justin Turner. Enrique Hernandez is at second base, but Utley will be the regular there when the DH isn't in play until Howie Kendrick (hamstring) returns. Utley has hit .484/.485/.742 in eight games since returning from the disabled list. Aug 21, 1:44 pm
    Top 2, 0-2 vs ^ ChC
  • Brett Lawrie (back) returns to lineup
    Brett Lawrie (back) is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Lawrie missed the previous three contests with a back injury. He sports a disappointing .263/.299/.399 batting line and 106/18 K/BB ratio on the season. Aug 21, 1:35 pm
    W, 7-4 ^ @Ari
  • Brandon Phillips (biceps) out again Friday
    Brandon Phillips (biceps) remained out of the Reds' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's missed two straight games due to right biceps inflammation. Phillips could be available off the bench and would seem likely to be back in the lineup at some point over the weekend. Ivan DeJesus, Jr. will fill in at second base. Aug 21, 1:28 pm
  • Phillips (biceps) out of Thursday's lineup
    Brandon Phillips (biceps) is out of Thursday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Phillips will take a seat after leaving Wednesday's game with right biceps inflammation. He's considered day-to-day. Ivan DeJesus, Jr. will fill in at second base. Aug 20, 1:42 pm
  • Phillies add Darnell Sweeney to MLB roster
    Phillies purchased the contract of INF Darnell Sweeney from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Sweeney was acquired from the Dodgers in Wednesday's three-player Chase Utley trade. The 24-year-old has hit .271/.332/.409 with nine home runs and 32 steals in 116 games this season at the Triple-A level and should see semi-regular action on the Philadelphia infield down the stretch. He carries some NL-only and daily fantasy intrigue for his speed. Aug 20, 7:57 am
  • Phillips day-to-day with biceps inflammation
    Reds manager Bryan Price said late Wednesday that Brandon Phillips' right biceps injury "could be something that requires a little bit of missed time."

    Advice: Phillips made an early exit from Wednesday's loss to the Royals after experiencing discomfort in his upper right arm. "It's just that it got sore," Price said after the game. "I think he had some problems with it when he laid out [for a ball on Tuesday]. And it lingered." Consider the veteran second baseman day-to-day. Aug 20, 6:36 am
  • Utley to join Dodgers on Friday
    Recent Dodgers acquisition Chase Utley is expected to join the team on Friday.

    Advice: The Dodgers completed a trade for Utley on Wednesday evening, shipping Darnell Sweeney and John Richy over to the Phillies in exchange for the former All-Star. Utley is hitting .217/.284/.333 this season, though he's played better than that of late. He'll join the Dodger parade of big names come Friday. Aug 19, 10:02 pm
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