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  • Logan Forsythe not in Rays lineup on Saturday
    Logan Forsythe is not in the Rays starting lineup on Saturday against the Yankees.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against tough opposing right-hander Michael Pineda. Jake Elmore will draw the start in his place at second base and bat eighth for the Rays on Saturday.
    Today, 8:26 am
  • Cliff Pennington comes up big as Arizona wins
    Cliff Pennington delivered a game-tying single in the sixth and a game-ending sac fly in the 10th as the Diamondbacks topped the Rockies 4-3 on Friday.

    Advice: Pennington remains a fine utilityman, but the Diamondbacks haven't gotten a ton of use from him this year with Nick Ahmed playing well at short and Aaron Hill acting as the primary fallback at second and third. The runs batted in he collected tonight were just his sixth and seventh of the season, and it was also only his second multihit game.
    Yesterday, 10:58 pm
  • Wilmer Flores goes 3-for-4 in Mets' win
    Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 with an RBI as the Mets beat the Dodgers 2-1 on Friday.

    Advice: Flores singled in the Mets' first run in the fourth and collected an infield single during the ninth-inning rally that decided the game. The three hits match his total from his previous six starts combined. He does have 10 homers this season, but getting on base just hasn't been a strength for him.
    Yesterday, 10:52 pm
  • Gyorko's big day propels Padres over Cards
    Jedd Gyorko hit a game-tying homer in the seventh inning and a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth to help lead the Padres to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: Gyorko was just called up on June 30 to help fill in for the injured Cory Spangenberg (knee). He showed his worth on Friday when he homered off of the ever-dominant Michael Wacha in the seventh inning to tie the game at 1-1. He then helped ensure things wouldn't move to extras when he singled home Yangervis Solarte in the ninth inning to put the Padres up 2-1. Gyorko hit .283/.368/.500 with four home runs in 15 games for Triple-A El Paso after being sent down in early June and should see his share of playing time in the near future, though there's little to love on the fantasy front here.
    Yesterday, 10:21 pm
  • Solarte triples in win over Cardinals
    Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Don't expect to see Solarte legging out triples on a regular basis. The three-bagger was his first of the season and just the second of his career. He's hitting .249/.299/.367 with three homers and 29 RBI for the 2015 campaign and shouldn't be relied upon in fantasy formats, despite the newfound existence of wheels on those feet.
    Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Brad Miller delivers eighth homer
    Brad Miller collected his eighth homer and his 12th double Friday against the A's.

    Advice: It's Miller's second homer in four games. His struggles in limited action against left-handers have taken a toll on his numbers, but he's hitting .267/.357/.487 versus righties.
    Yesterday, 10:11 pm
    New Player Note
    Brad Miller Sea - 2B,SS,OF
    1:05 pm ^ @Oak
  • Wong struggles in 0-for-4 game
    Kolten Wong couldn't find any traction against the Padres on Friday, finishing the game 0-for-4.

    Advice: Wong struggled on Friday, but it's not indicative of what he's done on the whole this season. His triple-slash of .283/.341/.451 stands in the upper tier of his position offensively and he's hit nine homers while driving in 36 runs and scoring 42. At just 24 years of age, there's still room for offensive improvement here.
    Yesterday, 10:09 pm
  • Dozier fails to find hit in five at-bats
    Brian Dozier went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Ouchie. Rough game aside, Dozier is putting in a fine season and is currently slashing .260/.331/.514 with 16 homers, 40 RBI and seven steals. His combination of speed and power make him one of the best fantasy chips at his position.
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Altuve collects three hits to lead hit parade
    Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with two RBI in Friday's 12-8, 10-inning win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Altuve's RBI single in the seventh inning scored two runs and gave the diminutive second baseman 35 batted in for the season. He's now put up back-to-back three-hit games and is working with a .303/.348/.424 slash-line for the year. With 90 hits through 74 games, Altuve is a near-lock to finish with 200+ hits as long as he stays healthy.
    Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Hernandez drives in lone run in loss to ATL
    Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Hernandez's RBI single off Julio Teheran in the fourth inning would score the only run that the Phillies managed in the game. While his power is almost non-existent, he should continue to see at-bats as long as he's able to keep up the average portion of his .285/.374/.376 slash-line.
    Yesterday, 7:41 pm
  • Mets reportedly willing to overpay on Zobrist
    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets are willing to overpay to acquire Ben Zobrist from the Athletics.

    Advice: With the A's winning 12 of their last 18 games, there is hope within the organization that they could still make a run for the postseason, so at least for now Zobrist has been pulled off the trade block. That being said, you never want to give away leverage in a negotiating situation and now that the word is out A's general manager Billy Beane is likely to demand a king's ransom from the Mets in exchange for Zobrist.
    Yesterday, 4:22 pm
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    1:05 pm vs ^ Sea
  • Jimmy Paredes not in Friday's lineup
    Jimmy Paredes is not in the Orioles' lineup Friday.

    Advice: He's just getting some rest. Matt Wieters is in the designated hitter spot, with Caleb Joseph handling the catching duties.
    Yesterday, 1:24 pm
  • Christian Colon optioned to Triple-A
    Royals optioned INF Christian Colon to Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Colon hasn't been playing much of late and has picked up just one hit in 16 plate appearances since the beginning of June. Dusty Coleman has replaced him on the roster.
    Yesterday, 12:36 pm
    Not Active
    4:15 pm vs Min
  • Gregorio Petit recalled from Triple-A
    Yankees recalled INF Gregorio Petit from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Petit has hit just .184/.238/.263 over 18 games with the Yanks this season. He'll operate in a utility infielder role.
    Yesterday, 12:08 pm
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x TB
  • Athletics not sellers at this point
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Athletics have "backed away from selling after winning more games recently."

    Advice: The A's have gone 12-6 over their last 18 games to pull within 6.5 games of a Wild Card spot. It's still quite a bit of ground to make up, but it's no surprise that they appear to want to ride things out for a while longer before making a decision on which direction to go. Heyman confirms a previous report that the Mets are one of many clubs in on Ben Zobrist. The Nationals, Cubs and Yankees have also been connected to the versatile Zobrist.
    Yesterday, 10:19 am
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    1:05 pm vs ^ Sea
  • Steve Tolleson outrighted to Triple-A
    Blue Jays sent INF Steve Tolleson outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain with the organization. Tolleson could get another shot with the big club at some point.
    Yesterday, 6:25 am
    Not Active
    Top 1, 0-0 x @Det
  • Semien corks 7th HR in win vs. the Mariners
    Marcus Semien hit a solo homer in a 4-0 win versus Seattle on Thursday.

    Advice: Semien finished 1-for-3. His big contribution of the night was talking Roenis Elias deep in the fifth inning to give the A's a 3-0 cushion. Semien is slashing .259/.309/.402 and is on pace for 14 homers and 12 steals.
    Thursday, 9:53 pm
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    1:05 pm vs ^ Sea
  • Solarte ejected from Thursday's game
    Yangervis Solarte was ejected from Thursday's game in the sixth inning for arguing a check-swing call.

    Advice: Solarte went 1-for-3 with a solo homer before home plate umpire Bob Davidson gave him the boot. His solo shot in the second inning snapped a 22-inning scoreless streak for San Diego.
    Thursday, 9:05 pm
  • Brad Miller to remain M's starting shortstop
    Despite the return of Chris Taylor, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon clarified Thursday that Brad Miller will remain the team's starting shortstop.

    Advice: The 25-year-old has struggled at the dish this season, slashing .238/.319/.403 with seven homers and 22 RBI in his 74 games. It sounds like it's a vote of confidence from the skipper, but if Taylor continues to mash the baseball he'll find his way into more playing time soon enough.
    Thursday, 4:51 pm
    New Player Note
    Brad Miller Sea - 2B,SS,OF
    1:05 pm ^ @Oak
  • D.J. LeMahieu not in Rockies lineup Thursday
    D.J. LeMahieu is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: It's the second straight week that Walt Weiss has opted to rest his second baseman on Thursday. Daniel Descalso will get the start in his place and bat seventh against Jeremy Hellickson and the Diamondbacks.
    Thursday, 4:03 pm
  • Walker collects four hits, three RBI vs DET
    Neil Walker continued to swing a hot bat in Thursday's win over the Tigers, finishing 4-for-5 with a double and three RBI.

    Advice: Walker drove in a run with a single in the sixth inning, then doubled in two more runs in the ninth to help put the game away. He's been hotter than Death Valley of late, with eight hits in his last 11 at-bats and 15 hits in his last 26 at-bats. This torrid stretch has bumped his season triple-slash to .278/.346/.421.
    Thursday, 2:10 pm
    1:05 pm vs ^ Cle
  • Kinsler raps out RBI double in loss to PIT
    Ian Kinsler went 3-for-5 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Kinsler hit a grounds-rule double in the ninth inning to draw the Tigers to within 8-4, but despite subsequent scoring chances, his team fell by that final score. The power just hasn't been there for the former All-Star this season, as Kinsler is slashing .264/.333/.352 with just two home runs and 32 RBI over 302 at-bats. The last season in which Kinsler failed to hit double-digit homers was in 2009.
    Thursday, 1:54 pm
    Top 1, 0-0 vs ^ Tor
  • Herrera hits two-run homer and sacrifice fly
    Jonathan Herrera went 1-for-2 with a homer and three RBI in Thursday afternoon's win over the Mets.

    Advice: Herrera sacrificed in a run in the second inning, then took Mets starter Jacob deGrom deep for a two-run homer in the sixth to account for his three RBI on the day. It was his first long ball of the season. Over 70 at-bats, he's hitting .229/.250/.314, numbers that shouldn't put him near any fantasy radars.
    Thursday, 1:16 pm
    Player Note
    Jonathan Herrera ChC - 2B,3B,SS
    4:15 pm vs Mia
  • Aviles launches go-ahead homer in 10th
    Mike Aviles hit a go-ahead solo home run in the 10th inning on Thursday, helping to propel the Indians to a 5-4 win over the Rays.

    Advice: Aviles homered off of Xavier Cedeno to lead off the 10th inning. His run would stand as the difference in the eventual 5-4 win. Across 153 at-bats, the veteran infielder has smacked four home runs and is hitting .256/.312/.365. Aviles is who he is as a player and there's no fantasy upside here.
    Thursday, 12:45 pm
    Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    1:05 pm ^ @Pit
  • Mariners DFA veteran Willie Bloomquist
    Mariners designated 2B Willie Bloomquist for assignment.

    Advice: The 37-year-old has hit just .159 this season with two runs and one extra-base hit. Chris Taylor was called up from Triple-A Tacoma to take his place on the active roster. If Bloomquist decides to hang up his cleats, he'll finish his career with 778 hits in 1,055 big league appearances.
    Thursday, 11:31 am
    Player Note
    Willie Bloomquist Sea - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    1:05 pm x @Oak
  • Wall (shoulder) lands on DL
    Rockies prospect 2B Forrest Wall (shoulder) was placed on the disabled list at Low-A Asheville on June 30.

    Advice: Wall, 19, is in the middle of a strong full-season debut in South Atlantic League, batting .258/.342/.426 with six home runs, seven doubles, eight triples and 37 RBI to go along with 16 stolen bases in 23 attempts. And considering Asheville’s home park heavily favors left-handed hitters, it is good to see Wall has balanced home (.774 OPS) and road (.762 OPS) splits. Wall is among the top second-base prospects in the minor leagues.
    Thursday, 10:07 am
    Not Active
    7:10 pm @Ari
  • Hill socks solo homer in loss to Dodgers
    Aaron Hill went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Hill connected for his fourth homer of the season when he launched a Brett Anderson offering into the seats in the sixth inning. He also chipped in with a sacrifice fly in the eighth to push his overall RBI total for the season to an even 20. Hill is a possible candidate for trade as we enter July, though his .224/.284/.333 slashline makes one wonder what, if anything, the Diamondbacks could get in return for the 33-year-old infielder.
    Wednesday, 10:04 pm
    Player Note
    Aaron Hill Ari - 2B,3B
    7:10 pm vs Col
  • Jose Altuve goes 3-for-4 in Astros' win
    Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a HBP, an RBI and two runs scored in the Astros' 6-5 defeat of the Royals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Altuve also swiped a pair of bases. He's hit in 10 straight games to push his average back up to .298. That doesn't quite measure up to last year, but though three months, he's given his fantasy owners exactly what they paid for.
    Wednesday, 9:56 pm
  • Walker fills up the box score in rout of DET
    Neil Walker went 4-for-6 with a pair of home runs, a stolen base, three RBI, and three runs scored as the Pirates drubbed the Tigers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Walker was the hero on Tuesday, hitting a game-winning double, and stayed hot on Wednesday. His first home run, of the two-run variety, jump-started a five-run third inning. His second was the first of three solo home runs hit in the eighth. Walker's recent hot streak has his batting line up to .268/.338/.410 with six home runs, 27 RBI, 32 runs scored, and three stolen bases.
    Wednesday, 7:33 pm
    1:05 pm vs ^ Cle
  • Brandon Phillips doubles, scores run
    Brandon Phillips doubled and scored a run in Wednesday's win over the Twins.

    Advice: Playing in his first game since Sunday, Phillips just snuck in ahead of a throw from left fielder Shane Robinson to score on Joey Votto's sac fly in the third inning. Billy Hamilton later scored on an error and that was all the Reds needed in the pitcher's duel. Phillips has a modest seven-game hitting streak going.
    Wednesday, 12:29 pm
  • Steve Tolleson activated, then DFA'd
    Blue Jays activated INF Steve Tolleson from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

    Advice: Tolleson had been out since late May with a strained groin. He seems likely to clear waivers and remain in the organization.
    Wednesday, 8:38 am
    Not Active
    Top 1, 0-0 x @Det
  • Brandon Phillips (thumbs) returns to lineup
    Brandon Phillips (thumbs) is back in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Phillips sat out the last two games with soreness in both of his thumbs. With Phillips returning to the leadoff spot, Billy Hamilton has been moved back down to the No. 9 spot.
    Wednesday, 6:56 am
  • Walker's 14th-inning RBI sends Bucs past DET
    Neil Walker hit an RBI double in the 14th inning, helping the Pirates outlast the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Walker finished 2-for-6 with two walks on the night. His RBI double helped salvage a scoring opportunity that appeared to have been squandered when Gorkys Hernandez made an awful base running blunder during the previous at-bat. Walker has yet to find his power, batting a meager .259/.331/.380 with four home runs and 24 RBI on the year.
    Tuesday, 9:59 pm
    1:05 pm vs ^ Cle
  • Miller homers as Mariners blank the Padres
    Brad Miller launched a two-run home run in a 2-for-4 effort as the Mariners shut the Padres out 5-0 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Miller took Ian Kennedy out to right-center in the fourth inning for a two-run homer, making it a 4-0 Mariners lead at the time. It's his seventh homer of the season. He looks certain to surpass his career high of 10 set last season. He's also knocked in 22 runs while batting a passable .237/.316/.404.
    Tuesday, 9:43 pm
    New Player Note
    Brad Miller Sea - 2B,SS,OF
    1:05 pm ^ @Oak
  • Solarte prevents Padres from getting no-hit
    Yangervis Solarte gave the Padres reason to smile in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners, as his seventh-inning double prevented a no-hitter.

    Advice: Mariners starter Mike Montgomery hadn't allowed a hit with one out in the seventh inning when Solarte stepped to the plate. He saved his team from ignominy with a double, but he was ultimately stranded. Solarte had consecutive multi-hit games coming into Tuesday, but otherwise hasn't done much at the plate in 2015, batting .247/.299/.344 with two home runs and 28 RBI.
    Tuesday, 9:41 pm
  • Hernandez to get a chance to stick at 2B?
    Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said Tuesday that he "would like to think that Cesar (Hernandez) has proven that he deserves a chance to be the everyday second baseman."

    Advice: Hernandez, 25, entered Tuesday batting .277/.365/.365 on the season and .328/.394/.406 in June. Chase Utley, meanwhile, is on the disabled list with an ankle injury and sports an ugly .179/.257/.275 line this season. It's hard to believe the Phils would bench Utley even given his struggles, and Mackanin did note that he didn't "want to get ahead of myself." However, if Hernandez keeps performing, it's possible. Notable is that the Phillies have a $15 million club option for 2016 on Utley that automatically vests if he reaches 500 plate appearances.
    Tuesday, 5:31 pm
  • Wong not in starting lineup Tuesday
    Kolten Wong is not in Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

    Advice: The Cardinals had a scheduled off-day on Monday, so manager Mike Matheny is likely just using this as an opportunity to give him some extra rest. Pete Kozma will start at second base while Peter Bourjos will bat leadoff. Chris Sale is on the mound for Chicago.
    Tuesday, 1:01 pm
  • Padres call up Jedd Gyorko from Triple-A
    Padres recalled INF Jedd Gyorko from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: He'll replace the injured Cory Spangenberg (knee) on the active roster and figures to see at least part-time at-bats at second base. The 26-year-old was batting just .210/.282/.311 prior to his demotion earlier this month, but he was swinging the bat well during his time in Triple-A.
    Tuesday, 11:56 am
  • Brandon Phillips (hand) out again Tuesday
    Brandon Phillips (hand) is out of the Reds' lineup again for the second straight game Tuesday against the Twins.

    Advice: Phillips injured both of his hands in Sunday's loss to the Mets and isn't feeling quite right yet. Ivan De Jesus will start at second base again while Billy Hamilton remains in the leadoff spot.
    Tuesday, 11:03 am
  • Altuve homers, helping the Astros beat KC
    Jose Altuve walked and hit a solo home run in four plate appearances on Monday as the Astros topped the Royals.

    Advice: Altuve slugged a solo home run to left field off of Joe Blanton in the third inning, padding his club's lead to 3-0 at the time. He's now on an eight-game hitting streak while carrying a .292/.336/.415 batting line with seven home runs, 31 RBI, and 21 stolen bases.
    Monday, 8:25 pm
  • Jedd Gyorko to be recalled by Padres
    Jedd Gyorko will be recalled prior to Tuesday's game versus the Mariners.

    Advice: The Padres are expected to place someone on the disabled list, with Will Middlebrooks (ankle) and Cory Spangenberg (knee) being the most likely options. Gyorko has hit .283/.368/.500 with four homers over 15 games for Triple-A El Paso after being sent down earlier this month. He could wind up seeing a decent amount of playing time, depending on what the club's corresponding move is.
    Monday, 8:12 pm
  • Dozier drills 3-run HR but Twins fall to Reds
    Brian Dozier clubbed a three-run home run in a 1-for-5 effort on Monday, but the Twins fell to the Reds.

    Advice: Dozier's three-run home run capped off a six-run fourth inning in which the Twins made serious inroads, reducing their deficit to 9-7 at the time. Dozier is having an even better season thus far than he did in 2014, batting .266/.340/.529 with 16 home runs and 40 RBI with seven stolen bases.
    Monday, 8:08 pm
  • Hernandez stays hot with 2 more hits in loss
    Cesar Hernandez's bat continued to stay hot as he went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run, and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Fresh off a four-hit performance on Sunday, Hernandez logged his fifth multi-hit performance in seven games on Monday. He knocked in the Phillies' first run in the first inning with an infield single and later came around to score on a balk. Hernandez is batting .277/.365/.365 with 25 runs scored, 16 RBI, and seven stolen bases and is now getting regular at-bats while Chase Utley is sidelined. It's not known yet when Utley returns, so those in daily leagues might find utility in Hernandez as a cheap source of stolen bases.
    Monday, 7:49 pm
  • Brandon Phillips (hand) not in Reds' lineup
    Brandon Phillips (hand) is not in the Reds' starting lineup Monday versus the Twins.

    Advice: He hurt both hands in Sunday's loss to the Mets. Ivan De Jesus will grab the start at second base and hit second. Phillips is having a nice bounce-back season. His .287 average this year is his highest since 2011.
    Monday, 12:05 pm
  • Wilmer Flores officially moving to second base
    The Mets plan to use Wilmer Flores at second base when Daniel Murphy returns from the disabled list.

    Advice: Flores had been splitting time with Ruben Tejada at shortstop. Now he'll move to second with Murphy taking over at third base. Murphy could even see time at first when Lucas Duda needs a day off. Light-hitting second baseman Dilson Herrera appears to be the odd man out.
    Monday, 8:29 am
  • Hernandez's four-hit day contributes to a win
    Cesar Hernandez singled four times in as many at-bats, helping the Phillies in a win over the Nationals in the back end of Sunday's doubleheader.

    Advice: It's the second four-hit game of Hernandez's career, with the other occuring on September 28, 2013. The Phillies, despite scoring eight runs, only brought him home once, at the end of their four-run second inning. Hernandez has been hitting well as of late, logging multi-hit efforts in three of his last five games. With Chase Utley on the shelf, he should be a regular in the lineup. He's hitting .271/.361/.361 in 163 plate appearances.
    Sunday, 6:38 pm
  • Brandon Phillips leaves late with hand injury
    Brandon Phillips was removed from Sunday's game against the Mets with injuries to both of his hands.

    Advice: Phillips, who had surgery on his left thumb last season, suffered a left thumb injury last week. It's unclear what happened on Sunday, but he was seen looking at his right hand numerous times before departing. The Reds should have an update on his status shortly, but fantasy owners may want to secure a replacement for next week.
    Sunday, 5:07 pm
  • Phillips clubs solo HR, but Reds fall to Mets
    Brandon Phillips went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, but the Reds were unable to overcome the Mets on Sunday.

    Advice: Phillips led off the game with a home run against rookie pitcher Steven Matz, but the Reds couldn't generate much else for the rest of the afternoon. Phillips now has five home runs, 30 RBI, and a .288/.321/.385 batting line along with a six-game hitting streak.
    Sunday, 4:47 pm
  • Paredes homers, reaches four times in win
    Jimmy Paredes went 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Indians.

    Advice: Paredes reached base all four times he came to the plate, walking in his other two plate appearances. Paredes hit a two-run homer in the third inning before doubling and scoring in the sixth. Paredes continues to hit near the top of the Orioles' order in what has already been a career year for the journeyman. The 26-year-old is hitting .326/.352/.523 with nine homers, 36 RBI and 34 runs scored.
    Sunday, 1:02 pm
  • Neil Walker sitting out on Sunday
    Neil Walker is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Walker sits often versus lefties and is doing so here against the Braves' Alex Wood. Josh Harrison is at second base Friday, with Jung Ho Kang filling in at third.
    Sunday, 9:58 am
    1:05 pm vs ^ Cle
  • Marcus Semien not in Sunday's lineup
    Marcus Semien is not in the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It appears to simply be a day of rest. Eric Sogard is handling shortstop while Semien sits.
    Sunday, 9:13 am
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    1:05 pm vs ^ Sea
  • Gregorio Petit optioned to Triple-A
    Yankees optioned INF Gregorio Petit to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Petit has hit just .184/.238/.263 over 18 games with the Bombers this season. He should be back up again at some point.
    Sunday, 8:54 am
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x TB
  • Dozier hits 15th home run
    Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with a leadoff home run in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: His leadoff blast against Kyle Lohse gave the Twins an early lead, but the Brewers pounded out six runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back. Dozier is already up to 15 home runs through 71 games, so he has a really good chance to surpass his career-high of 23 from last season.
    Friday, 8:25 pm
  • Forsythe stays hot against Red Sox
    Logan Forsythe was 3-for-5 with a run scored against the Red Sox on Friday.

    Advice: Forsythe cooled off significantly earlier this month, but he's hitting .476 (20-for-42) over his last 11 games. With a .298/.378/.453 batting line to go along with eight home runs, 32 RBI, and seven steals, he's been a nice surprise for the Rays and fantasy owners alike.
    Friday, 8:02 pm
  • Phillips singles, steals two bases in loss
    Brandon Phillips singled and stole two bases in a loss to the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: Phillips is now up to 11 steals on the year. He had just seven steals combined between 2013-2014. The 33-year-old isn't providing as much power as he once did, but he's finding other ways to be useful for fantasy owners.
    Friday, 6:41 pm
  • Brandon Phillips leads Reds past Pirates
    Brandon Phillips went 3-for-7 with a go-ahead homer in the 13th as the Reds edged the Pirates 5-4 on Thursday.

    Advice: Andrew McCutchen thought he had a walkoff homer in the bottom of the 12th, but it turned out to be a double instead and he was left stranded. Phillips then delivered the decisive blow in the top of the 13th. He also tripled, stole a base and made a couple of nice defensive plays in the game. And all of this came after he was forced to sit out Wednesday's game because of a jammed left thumb.
    Thursday, 10:04 pm
  • Jose Altuve goes 3-for-4 in win
    Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with, two doubles, three runs scored and two steals as the Astros' No. 3 hitter on Thursday.

    Advice: The Astros liked Carlos Correa's work in the two hole while Jose Altuve missed time last week with a hamstring injury, so Altuve has been hitting third since returning Monday. It doesn't hurt his fantasy value at all.
    Thursday, 7:49 pm
  • Kolten Wong knocks in two runs in win
    Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk Thursday in the win over the Marlins.

    Advice: Wong was having a rough June until yesterday, but now he's 4-for-8 with a homer the last two days. It doesn't look like he'll be vacating the leadoff spot anytime soon.
    Thursday, 7:16 pm
  • Kinsler homers in losing effort vs. White Sox
    Ian Kinsler finished 1-for-6 with a two-run home run as the Tigers lost in 10 innings to the White Sox on Thursday.

    Advice: Kinsler answered the White Sox hitting a solo home run in the top of the first inning with a two-run blast of his own in the bottom half. It's a rare sight from Kinsler as his power has all but vanished this season. He has only two home runs with 29 RBI and a mediocre .257/.330/.345 batting line.
    Thursday, 2:19 pm
    Top 1, 0-0 vs ^ Tor
  • Phillips (thumb) in Thursday's lineup
    Brandon Phillips (thumb) is in Thursday's lineup against the Pirates.

    Advice: Phillips didn't play Wednesday after jamming his thumb during Tuesday's game, but X-rays showed no fractures or tears. He'll likely test things out before the game before he's officially a go, but this is a good sign.
    Thursday, 2:03 pm
  • X-rays negative on Phillips' left thumb
    X-rays taken Wednesday on Brandon Phillips' jammed left thumb showed no fractures or tears.

    Advice: Phillips will test the thumb in pregame batting practice before the Reds release their starting lineup for Thursday night's series finale against the Pirates. Ivan DeJesus started at second base for Cincinnati on Wednesday.
    Thursday, 12:43 pm
  • D.J. LeMahieu getting day off on Thursday
    D.J. LeMahieu is getting a day off on Thursday.

    Advice: Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez are also absent from the Rockies' starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Diamondbacks. Rafael Ynoa will start at second base and bat second for Colorado.
    Thursday, 10:03 am
  • Mets, A's have discussed Ben Zobrist trade
    According to John Harper of the New York Daily News, the Mets and A's have discussed a Ben Zobrist trade.

    Advice: Harper cites sources "on both sides" of the talks, though he adds that there's no indication a deal is close. Zobrist is a fit for just about every contending team because of his defensive versatility. The Nationals, who now lead the floundering Mets by 3 1/2 games in the National League East, are also known to have interest in the 34-year-old Zobrist.
    Thursday, 9:38 am
    New Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    1:05 pm vs ^ Sea
  • Yankees recall Gregorio Petit from Triple-A
    Yankees recalled INF Gregorio Petit from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Petit has batted just .200/.256/.286 with 13 strikeouts in 35 at-bats this season with the Yankees. The 30-year-old utility infielder is not a fantasy-relevant player.
    Thursday, 7:03 am
    Top 1, 0-0 vs x TB
  • Report: Mets discussing moving Flores to 2B
    Sources tell Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News that the Mets are discussing moving Wilmer Flores to second base.

    Advice: The move would shore up the keystone, where Dilson Herrera has looked largely overmatched at the plate, while also getting Ruben Tejada's bat in the lineup on a regular basis. In that scenario, Daniel Murphy -- close to returning from a strained left quad -- would play third base and possibly first at times. If and when David Wright returns, the Mets would have a decision to make. Flores is hitting .243/.277/.406 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI on the year.
    Wednesday, 8:39 pm
  • Wong homers as Cardinals defeat the Marlins
    Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, helping the Cardinals take down the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wong slugged a two-run home run to right field in the third inning against Mat Latos, giving the Cardinals a 2-1 lead. It's his second home run in his last four starts, now with nine on the year along with 32 RBI, six stolen bases, and a .282/.337/.454 triple-slash line.
    Wednesday, 6:50 pm
  • Neil Walker dealt with hip/core issue
    The ailment that kept Neil Walker out of the lineup for five games involved his right hip and core.

    Advice: Although the pain did move into his stomach, it wasn't an illness that held Walker out as previously reported. "For whatever reason it wouldn’t subside," Walker said. "We thought maybe it was an ab strain or something along those lines. I couldn’t get to the point where I was comfortable enough to run and swing a bat and all those things." Walker, who returned to action Tuesday, admitted that he's "not 100 percent" but is "close enough," so he'll play through it.
    Wednesday, 6:14 am
    1:05 pm vs ^ Cle
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