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  • Ryan Zimmerman expected to miss 6-8 weeks
    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: While the team could look to add a second baseman, they'll roll in the interim with a combination of Danny Espinosa and Zach Walters with Anthony Rendon sliding over to cover third base.
    Today, 11:18 am
    Disabled List
    1:05 pm x @Cin
  • Manny Machado returns to O's lineup Saturday
    Manny Machado (back) has returned to the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: He's manning his regular position defensively and hitting seventh for the Orioles against Chris Young and the Mariners. He missed the previous four games due to pain in his lower back.
    Today, 10:59 am
  • Encarnacion (quad) suffers minor setback
    Edwin Encarnacion (quad) suffered a minor setback in his recovery on Friday while swinging a bat in Florida.

    Advice: The Blue Jays will ease off of him for the next couple of days before he resumes full baseball activities. He had been expected to be activated from the disabled list next week, though that timetable is likely to be pushed back with this setback.
    Today, 9:34 am
    Disabled List
    Bot 7, 3-2 x @NYY
  • Juan Francisco not in Jays lineup Saturday
    Juan Francisco is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup for Saturday's afternoon tilt against the Yankees.

    Advice: It's merely a routine day of rest for Francisco against southpaw Chris Capuano. Shawn Tolleson will get the start at third base while Dan Johnson functions as the Jays designated hitter.
    Today, 8:05 am
  • Callaspo to play in rehab game on Saturday
    Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) will play in a minor league rehab game with High-A Stockton on Saturday.

    Advice: If all goes well, he's still looking at a return to the Athletics on Sunday. The veteran infielder has been sidelined since July 11 with a strained hamstring.
    Today, 5:56 am
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Pedro Alvarez appears as pinch-hitter Friday
    Pedro Alvarez (knee) appeared as a pinch hitter in Friday's loss to the Rockies, going 0-for-1 with a walk in his two plate appearances.

    Advice: The most encouraging sign was that he remained in the game to play third base after he hit for Brent Morel in the seventh inning. Expect the slugger to return to the starting lineup on Saturday.
    Today, 1:35 am
  • Rutledge drives in four in win over Pirates
    Josh Rutledge went 2-for-4 with four RBI and a run scored in an 8-1 win over the Pirates on Friday.

    Advice: Rutledge got the Rockies on the board with an RBI double in the third inning and later had a bases-clearing double in a seven-run seventh. The 25-year-old has hit .308 with three home runs and 16 RBI over 53 games this season and should get regular playing time over the next two weeks with Troy Tulowitzki on the disabled list. He should be a useful fantasy shortstop in the meantime.
    Yesterday, 10:01 pm
    5:10 pm vs Pit
  • Carlos Santana hits two home runs vs. Royals
    Carlos Santana clubbed two homers and knocked in three runs in a loss to the Royals on Friday.

    Advice: Santana popped a solo blast in the fourth inning and added a two-run shot for good measure in the sixth. With three multi-hit games in his last four, his batting average is now up to .222 for the year, his high-water mark since early April. He's also up to 17 home runs and 45 RBI on the year.
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Longoria has go-ahead double vs. Red Sox
    Evan Longoria delivered a go-ahead three-run double in a 6-4 win over the Red Sox on Friday.

    Advice: The Red Sox held a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but Ben Zobrist singled home a run (with some help from Jonny Gomes) to tie things up and Longoria eventually put the Rays in front with a bases-loaded double down the left field line. The 28-year-old has driven in nine runs over six games since the All-Star break.
    Yesterday, 7:57 pm
  • Headley has three hits Friday vs. Jays
    Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored Friday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Brian Cashman is a genius. OK, maybe it's a little early for that, but Headley is 6-for-18 (.333) with two doubles and two RBI over his first four games with the Yankees. His arrow is definitely on the rise in fantasy leagues with his new surroundings.
    Yesterday, 7:04 pm
  • Matt Carpenter has three hits in loss to Cubs
    Matt Carpenter went 3-for-5 and belted a solo home run in a losing effort against the Cubs on Friday afternoon.

    Advice: Carpenter's solo shot off Travis Wood in the fifth inning was his sixth homer of the season. He's enjoying another very solid season atop the Cardinals lineup, slashing .282/.375/.393 with 65 runs scored and 36 RBI.
    Yesterday, 4:54 pm
  • Manny Machado remains out of Orioles lineup
    Manny Machado (back) remains out of the Orioles starting lineup for the fourth consecutive game on Friday.

    Advice: The annoying pain in his lower back continues to linger, and it remains unclear when exactly he will be able to rejoin the O's lineup. Ryan Flaherty will get the start at the hot corner in his absence.
    Yesterday, 4:11 pm
  • Giants designate Nick Noonan for assignment
    Giants designated INF Nick Noonan for assignment.

    Advice: The move was made to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Tony Abreu and Dan Uggla who are joining the Giants on Friday. Noonan will continue to serve as organizational depth, provided he passes through waivers unclaimed.
    Yesterday, 3:48 pm
    Not Active
    6:05 pm vs LAD
  • Pedro Alvarez (knee) remains out of lineup
    Pedro Alvarez (knee) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Alvarez hasn't played since exiting Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with left knee discomfort. The fact that he wasn't able to play following Thursday's off day is a bad sign, but to this point the Pirates haven't given any indication that the disabled list might be a possibility. Brent Morel is at third base Friday.
    Yesterday, 2:20 pm
  • Jace Peterson optioned to Triple-A
    Padres optioned INF Jace Peterson to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: He's clearing room for the return of Jesse Hahn to the Padres' rotation. Peterson has hit just .100/.151/.100 across 25 games this season at the big league level but should be back in September, if not before.
    Yesterday, 10:43 am
    Player Note
    Jace Peterson SD - 2B,3B,SS
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Atl
  • Castellanos goes 2-for-4 with a double, 2 RBI
    Nick Castellanos finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Thursday's 6-4 win versus the Angels.

    Advice: This was the fourth consecutive game in which Castellanos has doubled. The well-built third baseman has only six homers, but you can expect some of those doubles (he now has 24) to go over the fence in the future. That utopia may not occur in 2014, as he's slashing an acceptable-but-not-superlative .268/.313/.407.
    Thursday, 10:35 pm
  • Santana reaches base four times in a loss
    Carlos Santana singled twice and walked twice in six plate appearances as the Indians lost in 14 innings to the Royals on Thursday.

    Advice: Santana was the Indians' only consistent source of offense on Thursday, but they were only able to bring him around once -- to score the tying run in the ninth inning. The first baseman has had a nice turnaround after a sluggish start to the season, now slashing .218/.357/.400 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI.
    Thursday, 9:45 pm
  • Johnson homers, but Braves fall to the Fish
    Chris Johnson hit a two-run home run, his only hit in three at-bats, in a losing effort against the Marlins on Thursday.

    Advice: Johnson took Henderson Alvarez yard in the second inning to give the Braves an early 2-0 lead. It's been a rough year for Johnson, but he has been swinging a better bat in July -- he has five home runs in the month, as compared to three between April and June. Overall, he's slashing .277/.299/.389 with eight home runs and 42 RBI.
    Thursday, 6:50 pm
    4:10 pm vs SD
  • Machado (back) hopes to play this weekend
    Manny Machado (back) is hoping to return to action sometime over the weekend.

    Advice: Machado is missing a third straight contest Thursday with what he calls annoying pain" in his lower back, but he's expected to take batting practice and field grounders prior to the game. Ryan Flaherty is getting a third straight start at third base Thursday.
    Thursday, 4:32 pm
  • Willie Bloomquist to undergo MRI on knee
    Willie Bloomquist will undergo an MRI on his right knee Thursday.

    Advice: Bloomquist hurt the knee while running to first base on Wednesday. He's already been placed on the disabled list, but a timetable for his return won't be known until the MRI results come back.
    Thursday, 3:56 pm
    Player Note
    Willie Bloomquist Sea - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    Disabled List
    1:10 pm vs x Bal
  • Manny Machado (back) still out Thursday
    Manny Machado (back) remained out of the Orioles' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's the third straight contest he's missed with tightness in his lower back. Machado received an anti-inflammatory injection on Tuesday, so hopefully the shot just needed a couple days to take effect. The third baseman remains day-to-day for the time being.
    Thursday, 3:51 pm
  • M's place Bloomquist on 15-day DL
    Mariners placed INF Willie Bloomquist on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee contusion.

    Advice: Bloomquist apparently suffered the injury during Wednesday's game. Chris Taylor has essentially taken his place on the active roster and could push Brad Miller for playing time at shortstop.
    Thursday, 2:14 pm
    Player Note
    Willie Bloomquist Sea - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    Disabled List
    1:10 pm vs x Bal
  • Juan Francisco homers, knocks in four
    Juan Francisco missed a cycle by a double and drove in four runs Thursday in the win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Francisco's second-inning triple should have been caught -- it deflected off Jackie Bradley Jr.'s glove -- but it was a well-hit ball. The homer was his 15th in 215 at-bats this season. He's always going to strike out too much to hit for average, but he's been quite a contributor this season.
    Thursday, 12:53 pm
  • Marwin Gonzalez (hamstring) in lineup Thurs.
    Marwin Gonzalez is in the Astros' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon versus the Athletics.

    Advice: Gonzalez was pulled from Wednesday's game with soreness in his right hamstring -- something he's been dealing with since last week. But it's a manageable injury and he'll start at shortstop on Thursday. Gonzalez is batting .294/.333/.412 so far in July. He took over starting duties from Jonathan Villar at the end of June.
    Thursday, 10:33 am
    Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Mia
  • Mets recall Wilmer Flores from AAA Vegas
    Mets recalled SS Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Flores has batted just .225/.253/.300 in 83 plate appearances this season at the major league level, but the 22-year-old infielder has been a force in the Pacific Coast League. He was rated a Top 75 prospect this winter by Baseball Prospectus and may carry mixed-league fantasy value if he finds consistent playing time in New York.
    Thursday, 9:42 am
  • Mariners 3B prospect Peterson hits home run
    Mariners third base prospect D.J. Peterson went 2-for-4 with a home run for Double-A Jackson on Wednesday.

    Advice: After hitting .326/.381/.615 over 65 games with High-A High Desert, Peterson has hit .312/.363/.527 with five doubles and five home runs with Double-A Jackson. He has continued to hit at a high level despite playing in a more neutral offensive environment and the more advanced pitching in Double-A. Peterson profiles as a slugging corner infielder who hits for a solid average with good power, though he may need to move across the diamond to first base if he does not improve his defense. Either way, his bat has the potential to make him a perennial All-Star at any position.
    Thursday, 6:22 am
    Not Active
    1:10 pm vs x Bal
  • Marwin Gonzalez pulled Wed. with sore hammy
    Marwin Gonzalez was pulled from Wednesday's loss to the A's with soreness in his right hamstring.

    Advice: "It happened the second game in Chicago (on Saturday), I got sore running the bases and since that day I've been playing with (soreness)," Gonzalez told reporters late Wednesday night. "So I've been dealing with it." The shortstop is hoping to play in Thursday's series finale. He's hit well since taking over for Jonathan Villar.
    Thursday, 6:01 am
    Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 2B,3B,SS
    4:10 pm vs Mia
  • Valencia (hand) goes 0-for-3 in return Wed.
    Danny Valencia (hand) finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his return to the Royals' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Valencia was hit on the left hand by a Chris Sale pitch on Monday and suffered a minor bruise. The backup infielder is hitting .287/.333/.389 in 34 games this year.
    Thursday, 1:20 am
  • Callaspo (hamstring) could be back Sunday
    A's manager Bob Melvin said Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) could be activated Sunday when first eligible.

    Advice: It will come right down to the wire, as Tuesday was the first day he was able to take batting practice since being placed on the DL. The veteran infielder may not need a rehab stint before being activated.
    Wednesday, 4:20 pm
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Pirates recall 3B Morel from Triple-A Indy
    Pirates recalled 3B Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Morel was recalled to take the spot of Starling Marte, who hit the disabled list with a concussion. Morel is hitting .246/.318/.342 and will serve as infield depth for the Pirates.
    Wednesday, 4:15 pm
  • Zimmerman has 'substantial' hamstring strain
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said the MRI results for Ryan Zimmerman showed a "pretty substantial" hamstring strain.

    Advice: Well, that's not good. Zimmerman was placed on the disabled list prior to Wednesday's game, and it doesn't appear he's anywhere close to returning to the club at this point. Anthony Rendon will get the majority of the starts at third base with Zimmerman sidelined.
    Wednesday, 3:59 pm
    Disabled List
    1:05 pm x @Cin
  • Machado (back) not in Orioles lineup Wed.
    Manny Machado (back) is not in the Orioles' lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Machado received an anti-inflammatory injection for his back after Tuesday's game, so it's no surprise that he's getting the day off Wednesday. He's still considered day-to-day for now, but if he misses too many more games it might make sense for the Orioles to shut him down for a few weeks. Ryan Flaherty started at third base in his absence.
    Wednesday, 3:30 pm
  • Pedro Alvarez (knee) not in Wed. lineup
    Pedro Alvarez (knee) is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Alvarez had to leave Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with left knee discomfort. It appears to be a day-to-day ailment at this point, and he could have a shot to return to action after Thursday's off day. Josh Harrison is at third base Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 12:01 pm
  • Gallo blasts 32nd home run
    Rangers prospect 3B Joey Gallo went 4-for-7 with a home run and five RBI on Tuesday in a double header for Double-A Frisco.

    Advice: The 20-year-old slugger went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in game one of the double dip, and then followed it with a 3-for-4, three RBI performance in the night cap. The home run was Gallo's 32nd of the season, which puts him one back of Kris Bryant (33 HR) for the minor league lead. Meanwhile, he now has six hits in his last 10 at-bats at Frisco after going 3-for-22 with 13 strikeouts following his impressive showing in the Futures Games.
    Wednesday, 11:38 am
    Not Active
    5:05 pm vs Oak
  • Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) lands on DL
    Nationals placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

    Advice: The Nationals are still awaiting MRI results before they determine how long the third baseman will be sidelined, but it's worth noting that Zimmerman admitting to feeling worse Wednesday than when he suffered the injury Tuesday. He could be looking at an extended stay on the DL. Anthony Rendon will handle third base and Danny Espinosa will be at second while Zimmerman is on the shelf. Zach Walters has replaced Zimmerman on the roster.
    Wednesday, 10:55 am
    Disabled List
    1:05 pm x @Cin
  • Aramis Ramirez plans to play next season
    Aramis Ramirez has decided to continue his career beyond this season.

    Advice: Ramirez has a $14 million mutual option for 2015 and has expressed in the past the possibility that he'll hang up his cleats after this season. However, given that the 36-year-old is in the midst of an All-Star season, it's no surprise that he's ultimately decided to keep going. The Brewers also seem likely to exercise their portion of Ramirez's option.
    Wednesday, 9:40 am
  • Zimmerman (hamstring) headed to disabled list
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: Zimmerman left Tuesday's game against the Rockies with a strained right hamstring. The Nationals are still awaiting MRI results before they determine how long the third baseman will be sidelined, but obviously they expect him to miss at least a couple weeks. Anthony Rendon will handle third base and Danny Espinosa will be at second while Zimmerman is on the shelf. Zach Walters is replacing Zimmerman on the roster.
    Wednesday, 9:29 am
    Disabled List
    1:05 pm x @Cin
  • Encarnacion (quad) could return next week
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays think Edwin Encarnacion (quad) could be activated from the disabled list next week.

    Advice: Encarnacion resumed taking batting practice and fielding ground balls this week and evidently did it with no complications. The slugger has been on the shelf since early July with a strained right quad but is poised to rejoin the Blue Jays' lineup soon as the club continues a playoff push.
    Wednesday, 8:27 am
    Disabled List
    Bot 7, 3-2 x @NYY
  • Schoop collects two hits and homers vs LAA
    Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: The blast was Schoop's eighth of the year and put him up to 26 RBI. Despite the homer, the second baseman is batting just .220/.256/.338 this season and doesn't merit serious fantasy consideration.
    Tuesday, 11:35 pm
    1:10 pm x @Sea
  • Machado gets anti-inflammatory injection
    Manny Machado (back) received an anti-inflammatory injection after Tuesday's game.

    Advice: Machado was a late scratch Tuesday after his lower back tightened up on him. He's never had back issues before and will be re-evaluated Wednesday to see how much progress he's made. Consider the third baseman day-to-day.
    Tuesday, 10:52 pm
  • Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) to have MRI
    Ryan Zimmerman will undergo an MRI after leaving Tuesday's game against the Rockies with a strained right hamstring.

    Advice: It's looking like Zimmerman is headed to the disabled list, but the Nationals won't know for sure until the test results come back. It would be his second trip to the DL this season, as he missed nearly two months with a fractured thumb. The Nats would go back to Anthony Rendon at third base and Danny Espinosa at second if Zimmerman is on the shelf for a while.
    Tuesday, 9:33 pm
    Disabled List
    1:05 pm x @Cin
  • Mike Olt optioned to Triple-A
    Cubs optioned 3B Mike Olt to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: The last straw was Olt going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Tuesday, dropping his season line to .139/.222/.353 and his K/BB ratio to 84/19. Olt obviously has plus raw power, but he has a lot of holes in his swing and could struggle to carve out a long-term niche on a team with a boatload of position prospects on the way.
    Tuesday, 9:06 pm
    Player Note
    Mike Olt ChC - 1B,3B
    Not Active
    1:05 pm vs x StL
  • Headley delivers walk-off hit in Yanks debut
    Chase Headley made his Yankees debut in style, delivering a walk-off single in the 14th inning against the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Headley took his first at-bat as a Yankee in the eighth inning and struck out. He stayed in the game, grounding out twice in his next two at-bats before driving in Brian Roberts with his 14th-inning single. The Yankees acquired Headley earlier in the day. Overall, he is slashing .230/.296/.353 with seven home runs and 45 RBI on the season.
    Tuesday, 9:04 pm
  • Santana's three XBH lead Tribe past Twins
    Carlos Santana went 4-for-5 with a home run and nine total bases as the Indians cruised past the Twins 8-2 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Santana had just three extra-base hits in his previous nine games, but the 28-year-old added two doubles to go with his 15th home run of the year. If anything, he deserved to have an even better night from a statistical standpoint -- the homer came with nobody on, and his other three hits drove in just one run combined. The four-hit evening raised his season line to .214/.353/.401.
    Tuesday, 9:01 pm
  • Ramirez launches 12th homer in win over Reds
    Aramis Ramirez hit his 12th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

    Advice: Ramirez took Homer Bailey deep in the first inning, his first homer since June 26. The third baseman is hitting .284/.333/.455 with 46 RBI and isn't showing many signs of slowing down despite turning 36 years old last month.
    Tuesday, 8:34 pm
  • Manny Machado scratched with back tightness
    Manny Machado was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with lower back tightness.

    Advice: It's probably safe to call him day-to-day, but the Orioles don't want to take any chances with their stud young third baseman. Machado was replaced at third base by Ryan Flaherty.
    Tuesday, 7:19 pm
  • Pedro Alvarez leaves Tuesday with sore knee
    Pedro Alvarez exited Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with left knee discomfort.

    Advice: It's not clear when Alvarez was injured, nor is it clear how long he might be out, but the Pirates should provide an update after the game. The third baseman had a double in two at-bats and committed his league-leading 22nd error before leaving.
    Tuesday, 6:13 pm
  • Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) takes BP
    Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) took a successful round of batting practice Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done so since landing on the DL. Callaspo has also done some running, though he's yet to run the bases. He's expected to be activated in the middle of next week if all goes well.
    Tuesday, 4:23 pm
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @Tex
  • Yankees officially acquire 3B Chase Headley
    Yankees acquired 3B Chase Headley and cash considerations from the Padres for INF Yangervis Solarte and RHP Rafael De Paula.

    Advice: The deal is now official. Headley's stock has plummeted since his breakout season in 2012, but he's a worthwhile gamble for the Yankees given their current options at third base. The 30-year-old has swung the bat better of late and has good road numbers for his career, so it would be no surprise if he finishes his walk year on a high note.
    Tuesday, 10:40 am
  • Report: Yankees acquire Headley from Padres
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the Padres.

    Advice: Neither team has confirmed the deal, but the Yankees will send infielder Yangervis Solarte and prospect right-hander right-hander Rafael De Paula to the Padres. New York will also receive $1 million from San Diego to help cover part of the nearly $4 million remaining on Headley's contract for this season.
    Tuesday, 10:22 am
  • Bloomquist's 3 hits leads Mariners to victory
    Willie Bloomquist went 3-for-5 with a steal, two runs scored, and an RBI double in a win over the Mets on Monday.

    Advice: Somebody out there will wake up tomorrow morning grinning ear-to-ear that Bloomquist was in his AL-only fantasy lineup tonight. Chances are, that isn't you. In truth, nobody could have seen a big night coming from the veteran utilityman. This was Bloomquist's first steal of the season, his first three-hit game of the year, and the double represented his first extra-base hit since June 22. Willie Bloomquist will now return to being Willie Bloomquist.
    Monday, 10:06 pm
    Player Note
    Willie Bloomquist Sea - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    Disabled List
    1:10 pm vs x Bal
  • X-ray on Valencia's hand are negative
    X-rays on Danny Valencia's left hand came back negative.

    Advice: Valencia was plunked by a Chris Sale pitch Monday and eventually had to leave the game. He'll be fine but might be unavailable for a day or two.
    Monday, 8:37 pm
  • Encarnacion (quad) increasing activity
    Edwin Encarnacion (quad) is scheduled to take batting practice and field ground balls Tuesday in Florida.

    Advice: Encarnacion is currently working his way back from a strained right quad. It was estimated that he would miss around 2-4 weeks at the time of the injury and he's already at the low-end of that timetable right now.
    Monday, 1:31 pm
    Disabled List
    Bot 7, 3-2 x @NYY