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  • Blue Jays add Munenorl Kawasaki from Triple-A
    Blue Jays purchased the contract of INF Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: The 33-year-old infielder will provide infield depth while Devon Travis is on the shelf with a shoulder injury. Through 22 games at Triple-A Buffalo, Kawasaki was hitting .232/.354/.290 with two RBI and four stolen bases.
    Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • Bryant extends hit streak to 10, corks a HR
    Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's victory over the Padres.

    Advice: His first inning bomb off Odrisamer Despaigne quickly gave the Cubs a lead they'd never relinquish. Bryant is riding a 10-game hitting streak. Though the power was slow to come in his first few weeks in the bigs, the rookie has corked four round-trippers during that 10-game streak. He's slashing .289/.411/.482 and just now looks to have gotten his feet under him at the sport's highest level. Bombs away.
    Yesterday, 8:40 pm
  • Mike Aviles goes 4-for-5, homers
    Mike Aviles went 4-for-5 and homered against the White Sox in Thursday's win.

    Advice: Aviles is batting a cool .323 with three homers in 65 at-bats while primarily being used against lefties. It'd be nice if he were better at shortstop and more of an option over Jose Ramirez there, but as a platoon partner for Lonnie Chisenhall at third base, he's getting the job done.
    Yesterday, 8:16 pm
    New Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Brock Holt goes 0-for-3 against Rangers
    Brock Holt went 0-for-3 with a walk and struck out looking to end the game Thursday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Holt's great start seems like a distance memory now; he's hitting .149 with one RBI in 47 at-bats since April 27. The Red Sox are playing him less with Shane Victorino (kind of) back, but he has started the last two days with Pablo Sandoval banged up.
    Yesterday, 7:07 pm
    New Player Note
    Brock Holt Bos - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs LAA
  • Pablo Sandoval appears as pinch-hitter
    Pablo Sandoval struck out as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's game against the Rangers.

    Advice: Sandoval didn't start because of a bruised knee, but he's expected to be ready to play third on Friday.
    Yesterday, 7:04 pm
  • Steve Tolleson reaches four times
    Steve Tolleson went 2-for-2 with two walks, a steal and two runs scored Thursday against the Angels.

    Advice: As usual, it was the Blue Jays' dynamic middle-infield combination leading the way, with Tolleson and Ryan Goins reaching base in a combined seven of eight plate appearances. Who needs Devon Travis and Jose Reyes anyway?
    Yesterday, 6:48 pm
  • David Freese homers, knocks in three
    David Freese had a two-run homer and an RBI double against the Blue Jays on Thursday.

    Advice: Freese had been 0-for-6 against R.A. Dickey and his knuckleball in his career, but he got a hold of a couple tonight. He's hit three homers in six games, and he's up to eight for the season. Less impressive are his .233 average and 37/9 K/BB ratio in 150 at-bats.
    Yesterday, 6:46 pm
  • Santana (back) returns to Indians' lineup
    Carlos Santana (back) is in the Indians' starting lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Santana missed the previous four games due to back spasms. The 29-year-old is batting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 35 games this season.
    Yesterday, 2:20 pm
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Mets unsure on Wright (hammy) return
    The Mets aren't sure when David Wright (hamstring, back) will be ready to play minor league rehab games.

    Advice: Wright began to ramp up some baseball activities this week and is said to be "making progress," but the Mets aren't going to rush him. The veteran third baseman hit the disabled list on April 15 due to a right hamstring strain and his return has been delayed due to a back injury.
    Yesterday, 1:51 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Seager ejected from Thursday's game
    Kyle Seager was ejected from Thursday's game against the Orioles in the fifth inning.

    Advice: Seager struck out looking in the top of the fifth inning and apparently didn't like the call, as he was tossed by home plate umpire John Tumpane. He went 2-for-3 with a run scored before exiting. Willie Bloomquist took over at third base.
    Yesterday, 1:41 pm
  • Johnson (hand) on track to return next Thu.
    Chris Johnson (hand) is on track to be activated from the disabled list next Thursday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: It was previously believed that he could be activated next Monday, but the Braves want him to play some rehab games first. The 30-year-old has been sidelined for three weeks with a fracture and bone bruises in his left hand.
    Yesterday, 1:30 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:35 pm vs Mil
  • Tomas strokes run-scoring double in first
    Yasmani Tomas went 2-for-5 with an RBI double in Thursday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: The double was Tomas' fifth of the season and the RBI his 12th. He was batting clean-up in the contest and looked the part, racking up his sixth straight multi-hit game. With the effort, he pushed his season slash to .349/.391/.442 over 86 at-bats. The 23-year-old really looks like he's starting to find his groove and should continue to produce, though cold spells are bound to crop up as pitchers adjust to his game.
    Yesterday, 12:37 pm
  • Prado racks up three hits in loss to Snakes
    Martin Prado went 3-for-5 with an RBI single in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: All three of Prado's hits were singles. In fact, of the Marlins' 12 hits as a team, only one, a J.T. Realmuto triple, went for extra-bases. The water torture netted the team six runs, which wasn't quite enough to come up on the right side of a 7-6 final score. Prado himself has managed just eight extra-base hits all season (six doubles, two home runs), which would explain the lackluster slugging in his .277/.313/.349 slash.
    Yesterday, 12:23 pm
    4:10 pm vs Bal
  • Sandoval (knee) out of Red Sox lineup Thurs.
    Pablo Sandoval (knee) is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again on Thursday night.

    Advice: Pablo Sandoval left Tuesday's game after being hit on the left knee by a pitch and he did not make an appearance Wednesday. He still has some bruising around that knee. Brock Holt will start at third base for the Red Sox on Thursday against Rangers lefty Wandy Rodriguez.
    Yesterday, 12:03 pm
  • Nolan Arenado getting day of rest Thursday
    Nolan Arenado is not in the Rockies' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for the star third baseman. Daniel Descalso is handling the hot corner as the Rockies wrap up a four-game series at home against the Phillies.
    Yesterday, 9:12 am
  • Flaherty (groin) expected to begin rehab soon
    Ryan Flaherty (groin) is expected to begin playing in rehab games with Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday or Monday.

    Advice: Flaherty has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 12 because of a mild right groin strain. He should be ready to return when first eligible and will likely resume getting regular starts at second base for the Orioles, who will be without Jonathan Schoop (knee) until mid-July.
    Yesterday, 8:22 am
    Player Note
    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Iglesias not in Tigers' lineup on Thursday
    Jose Iglesias is not in the Tigers' lineup Thursday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for Iglesias, who has battled some groin issues. Andrew Romine is at shortstop as the Tigers kick off a four-game set with the Astros.
    Yesterday, 6:50 am
    4:08 pm vs Hou
  • Tomas batting cleanup for D'Backs on Thurs.
    Yasmany Tomas is batting cleanup for the Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon against the Marlins.

    Advice: Tomas has rattled off five straight multi-hit games, raising his season slash line to .346/.391/.432. The 23-year-old Cuban looks to be getting more comfortable by the day.
    Yesterday, 6:43 am
  • Bryant goes 1-for-3 with a run, RBI, SB
    Kris Bryant went 1-for-3 with a stolen base, run and RBI in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Padres.

    Advice: Bryant is riding a nine-game hitting streak and has swiped a bag in two straight. Bryant didn't play in the first few weeks, but he's still on pace for 83 runs and 104 RBI. He has four homers, putting him on pace for 17. As long as he stays healthy, he's going to do better than that, which speaks well to his RBI potential.
    Wednesday, 10:33 pm
  • Conor Gillaspie goes 2-for-4, homers
    Conor Gillaspie went 2-for-4 with a homer against the Indians on Wednesday.

    Advice: Home run power isn't a part of Gillaspie's game -- he has two this year after hitting seven last season -- but he's gotten the bat going these last couple of weeks. He's at .341 in 41 at-bats in May after hitting .196 in 51 at-bats in April.
    Wednesday, 8:43 pm
  • Harrison continues surge with three more hits
    Josh Harrison had another three-hit game, going 3-for-6 in Wednesday's 13-inning loss to the Twins.

    Advice: Harrison had a three-hit game on Tuesday and has three-plus hits in four of his last six games. He was thrown out attempting to steal, leaving him with just one success in four attempts this season. The speedster has picked up his batting line to .255/.289/.407, though, and he has four home runs with 11 RBI.
    Wednesday, 8:09 pm
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • Xander Bogaerts hits second homer
    Xander Bogaerts hit just his second homer of the year Wednesday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Bogaerts has essentially been a league average offensive shortstop with his .260 average, two homers and 10 walks in 131 at-bats, but that's because the shortstops as a whole have been pretty awful this season. He's been pretty solid defensively, too; while his range isn't the greatest, miscues have been few and far between. Of course, the hope was that Bogaerts would be a whole lot better than average. He still might be, but nothing so far suggests he's on the verge of breaking out.
    Wednesday, 7:50 pm
    4:10 pm vs LAA
  • Nick Castellanos knocks in four runs
    Nick Castellanos drove in four runs as the Tigers beat the Brewers 5-2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Castellanos knocked in a run on a fielder's choice in the fourth and then tripled with the bases loaded to break a 2-2 tie in the eighth. He upped his RBI total from 13 to 17 on the night. He hasn't had a whole lot to offer fantasy leaguers with his .240 average and just nine runs scored from the bottom of Detroit's order, but he should prove better than this in the long run.
    Wednesday, 7:43 pm
  • Santana (back) expected to return Thursday
    Carlos Santana (back) is expected to return Thursday.

    Advice: Santana will miss his fourth straight game Wednesday with back spasms, but there has been significant progress. Santana, 29, is batting .220/.365/.341 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 35 games this season for the Tribe.
    Wednesday, 3:39 pm
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Rendon hit and took grounders on Wednesday
    Anthony Rendon (knee, oblique) hit in a cage and took some grounders with the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rendon was placed on the disabled list before Opening Day with a sprained MCL in his left knee and he suffered a strained oblique in early May while rehabbing that knee injury. The Nationals will continue to take it slowly with the 24-year-old third baseman. He's eventually going to need a minor league rehab assignment and remains highly doubtful to debut before the end of May.
    Wednesday, 1:37 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Phi
  • Pablo Sandoval (knee) sitting out Wednesday
    Pablo Sandoval (knee) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Sandoval had to exit Tuesday's contest after being hit on the left knee with a pitch. Tests came back negative, but he's no doubt still sore. Consider Sandoval day-to-day. Brock Holt is filling in at third base.
    Wednesday, 12:08 pm
  • Joey Gallo hits an inside-the-parker Tuesday
    Rangers prospect Joey Gallo bashed two homers Tuesday in a win for Double-A Frisco.

    Advice: Gallo hit a three-run bomb in the first and followed it up two innings later with his first inside-the-park homer. His season-high six RBI helped snap Frisco's 12-game losing streak. Gallo already has 14 multi-homer games in his short career. A prodigious power hitter, Gallo recently expanded his horizons by playing left field. A third baseman by trait, Gallo may make it to the big leagues quicker as a corner outfielder.
    Wednesday, 11:30 am
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Harrison stays hot with three hits in a loss
    Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI single, and a run scored as the Pirates dropped Tuesday's match-up with the Twins.

    Advice: Harrison is on fire, now on a seven-game hitting streak with multiple hits in four of his last five games. It's a welcome sight for the Pirates, as Harrison broke out as an unlikely All-Star last season. His triple-slash line is up to .245/.281/.403 with four home runs, 11 RBI, and a stolen base.
    Tuesday, 7:47 pm
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • Tests on Pablo Sandoval's knee are negative
    Tests on Pablo Sandoval's left knee came back negative.

    Advice: Sandoval left Tuesday's game against the Rangers after being hit on the knee by a pitch, but he's expected to be fine. Kung Fu Panda singled in one of his three at-bats before exiting. Consider him day-to-day.
    Tuesday, 7:20 pm
  • Ramirez helps Brewers go back-to-back-to-back
    Aramis Ramirez hit the third of back-to-back-to-back home runs as the Brewers beat the Tigers in Tuesday's match-up.

    Advice: Ryan Braun hit a three-run jack off of Anibal Sanchez and was immediately followed with a solo blast from Adam Lind. Ramirez made it three in a row when he took Sanchez out to deep left field. It's homer number five on the year for the veteran, who has now homered in consecutive games. The power is starting to show itself, but Ramirez is hitting an otherwise mediocre .245/.279/.453 with 14 RBI.
    Tuesday, 7:01 pm
  • Reynolds homers among three hits in win
    Mark Reynolds went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's lopsided win over the Mets.

    Advice: Reynolds got the start at first base against left-hander Jon Niese, knocking two base hits to go with his third homer of the year. He's got 12 RBI and 10 runs scored on the year, batting .267/.337/.442 overall.
    Tuesday, 6:59 pm
  • Carlos Santana (back) 'a couple of days' away
    Carlos Santana (back) said Tuesday that while he feels better, it could be "a couple of days" before he returns to the lineup.

    Advice: Santana is out of the lineup for the third straight day Tuesday because of back spasms. It sounds like he might not be back in there until the weekend series against the Reds.
    Tuesday, 4:20 pm
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Jake Lamb (foot) could be ready around June 1
    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Tuesday that Jake Lamb (foot) could be ready around June 1.

    Advice: Lamb has begun hitting in extended spring training games, but he hasn't been cleared to play third base yet. The 24-year-old has been on the disabled list since April 21 with a left foot injury. He was batting .414/.514/.690 with one homer and nine RBI through 10 games.
    Tuesday, 2:10 pm
    15-Day DL
    6:40 pm vs ChC
  • Chris Johnson (hand) could be activated Mon.
    Chris Johnson (hand) could be activated next Monday.

    Advice: Johnson was recently cleared for baseball activities after being shut down for three weeks with a fracture and bone bruises in his left hand. Alberto Callaspo and Pedro Ciriaco have been filling in at the hot corner. Johnson was batting .279/.347/.372 with zero homers and five RBI in 16 games before the injury.
    Tuesday, 1:29 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:35 pm vs Mil
  • Santana (back) not in Indians' lineup Tuesday
    Carlos Santana (back) is not in the Indians' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the White Sox.

    Advice: Santana did not play Sunday and was scratched from the lineup Monday due to back spasms. Consider him day-to-day for now. Brandon Moss is at first base and Nick Swisher is at DH on Tuesday versus Chicago.
    Tuesday, 1:11 pm
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Freese serving as DH Wednesday
    David Freese will serve as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Freese gets a bit of a rest this way while Taylor Featherson will start at third base. Matt Joyce is starting in left field while Chris Iannetta behind the plate after a big game on Monday. Kole Calhoun remains in the cleanup spot.
    Tuesday, 12:03 pm
  • Gallo makes MiLB debut in LF
    Rangers prospect 3B Joey Gallo started in left field for the first time in his professional career on Monday for Double-A Frisco.

    Advice: He didn’t collect a hit in the game, going 0-for-2 with a pair of walks and a strikeout, but Gallo did collect the first outfield assist of his career, throwing out a runner from the left field wall at second base. The 21-year-old got a late start to 2015 season after undergoing minor surgery on his left ankle, but he’s swung the bat well since returning to Frisco, with a .316/.442/.592 batting line, 12 extra-base hits (four home runs) and a 33/18 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 22 games. It will be interesting to see how much playing time Gallo sees in left field moving forward, as the position represents a potentially clearer path to the big leagues for the young slugger.
    Tuesday, 8:17 am
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Ramirez homers as Brewers top Tigers
    Aramis Ramirez clubbed a solo home run, finishing 1-for-4 in a winning effort against the Tigers on Monday.

    Advice: Ramirez tied the game at 2-2 with his solo shot off of Kyle Lobstein in the fourth inning. The 36-year-old was hampered by a back injury after he appeared to be heating up to start the month of May. He's batting .245/.280/.431 with four home runs and 13 RBI on the year.
    Monday, 7:27 pm
  • Jake Lamb (foot) plays in extended spring
    Jake Lamb (foot) went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in an extended spring training game Monday.

    Advice: He remains limited to hitting for now, as Lamb did not run the bases or play the field. Obviously, he's going to have to be cleared for full activity before he's ready for a rehab assignment. It seems unlikely that Lamb will be activated before the end of the month.
    Monday, 3:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    6:40 pm vs ChC
  • Carlos Santana scratched with back spasms
    Carlos Santana was scratched from Monday's lineup with back spasms.

    Advice: Santana didn't play Sunday, either, as he revealed that the issue began to crop up on Saturday. Consider him day-to-day. Brandon Moss, who had been scheduled for a day off, is covering first base in Santana's absence.
    Monday, 2:27 pm
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Mike Aviles back from bereavement list
    Indians activated INF/OF Mike Aviles from the bereavement list.

    Advice: He was away from the club for a few days, unfortunately, because his daughter was receiving treatment for leukemia. Aviles is hitting .288/.373/.462 with a couple homers this season.
    Monday, 1:37 pm
    New Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Joey Gallo gets first ever start in OF
    Rangers third base prospect Joey Gallo is making his first professional start in the outfield on Monday.

    Advice: Gallo is playing left field for Double-A Frisco. It's a notable development, as getting the 21-year-old comfortable at another position could increase his chances at being a fit on the major league roster at some point in 2015. Gallo is off to a fine start this season, batting .324/.440/.608 with four homers and 15 RBI in 21 games for Frisco.
    Monday, 1:35 pm
    Not Active
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Wright (hamstring, back) resumes activities
    David Wright (hamstring, back) resumed baseball activities Monday in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

    Advice: He did everything but swing a bat. Wright was placed on the disabled list April 15 with a right hamstring strain and suffered a back injury while rehabbing that strain. There's no exact timetable for the veteran third baseman's return, but he should be good by early June if he is able to avoid further setbacks.
    Monday, 10:13 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Kris Bryant exits game due to illness
    Kris Bryant had to leave Sunday's game versus the Pirates because he was under the weather.

    Advice: He should be ready to roll on Tuesday after Monday's off day. Bryant, who singled in two at-bats before exiting, was replaced at third base by Jonathan Herrera.
    Sunday, 12:54 pm
  • Wright to resume baseball activities Monday
    David Wright (hamstring, back) will resume baseball activities on Monday.

    Advice: It doesn't mean he's poised to return to the Mets' lineup soon, as Wright has been shut down for over a week and will need a rehab assignment eventually. Still, it's a nice step in the right direction after an absence that's dragged on longer than expected. Wright is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, but it's a back issue that's holding up his recovery.
    Sunday, 11:16 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Carlos Santana not in lineup Sunday
    Carlos Santana is not in the Indians' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's just getting a breather. The Indians have Brandon Moss at first base and Nick Swisher in right field while Santana sits.
    Sunday, 9:55 am
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Tomas hits first career homer in loss to PHI
    Yasmany Tomas went 2-for-4 and hit his first career home run in a 7-5 loss to the Phillies on Saturday.

    Advice: Tomas cracked his first major league homer off of Ken Giles in the eighth inning. The run drew the Diamondbacks to within 7-5, but they couldn't muster any more offense and went on to lose by that score. Tomas had been dealing with a bit of a flu bug on Friday, but he looked no worse for the wear on Saturday. This season, the rookie import is hitting .297/.348/.375 with that one home run, nine RBI and eight runs scored over 64 at-bats. The power hasn't come, yet, but Tomas has proven that he can hit at the big league level and more home runs should come as he acclimates.
    Saturday, 8:49 pm
  • Aviles (bereavement) expected back Monday
    The Indians are expected to activate Mike Aviles (bereavement) from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: He left the team while his daughter received treatment for leukemia. Aviles has started at four positions this year including left field, center field, shortstop and third base. The 34-year-old brings some versatility to the table but isn't much of a fantasy contributor.
    Saturday, 3:24 pm
    New Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Pablo Sandoval continues to struggle vs. LHP
    Pablo Sandoval went 0-for-3 against J.A. Happ on Friday to fall to 2-for-37 against left-handers this season.

    Advice: Sandoval has killed righties, but he's looked positively helpless batting right-handed. Considering that he was bad last year, too, it's about time he considers joining the club, which already boasts Shane Victorino and Daniel Nava as members, and giving up switch-hitting. The Red Sox don't really have an alternative for him against lefties; Sandoval's backup, Brock Holt, is a left-handed hitter.
    Friday, 9:50 pm
  • Ramirez (back) has three hits in return
    Aramis Ramirez (back) went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in his return to the lineup Friday against the Mets.

    Advice: Ramirez missed the previous six games due to back stiffness. The 36-year-old will likely require routine rest as the season moves along, but his performance at the plate Friday was a good sign about how he's feeling.
    Friday, 6:47 pm
  • Bryant homers, drives in four vs Pirates
    Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Friday's 11-10 win over the Pirates.

    Advice: Bryant socked a three-run homer off Jeff Locke in the third inning. The young star added a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. The home run was Bryant's fourth of the season. After some predictable hiccups following his call-up, Bryant has come on strong over the last few weeks. He's now hitting .273/.407/.465 with four home runs, 24 RBI and 17 runs scored.
    Friday, 4:47 pm
  • Wright (hamstring) could be cleared on Monday
    The Mets hope David Wright (hamstring, back) will be cleared to resume activities on Monday.

    Advice: Wright had a setback a week ago with a back issue and has recovered from it more slowly than expected. He seems to be doing better now, though, and could be cleared for a rehab assignment not long after resuming activities. The third baseman seems to be tracking towards and early June return.
    Friday, 2:03 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Yasmany Tomas scratched due to illness
    Yasmany Tomas was scratched from Friday's lineup due to illness.

    Advice: Tomas is a little under the weather, so Cliff Pennington will play third base instead. He should be fine in a day or two.
    Friday, 1:13 pm
  • Aramis Ramirez (back) returns to lineup
    Aramis Ramirez (back) is back in the Brewers' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Ramirez hasn't played in over a week due to an ailing back, but he's obviously feeling well enough now to give it a go. The veteran third baseman sports a .230/.272/.402 batting line with three longballs over 25 games for the Brew Crew this season.
    Friday, 11:36 am
  • Rendon (knee) to resume baseball activities
    Anthony Rendon (knee, oblique) reported to the Nationals' spring training complex in Viera on Thursday where he'll begin baseball activities.

    Advice: They'll attempt with a slower progression for him this time around, beginning with fielding light ground balls. Aside from his left MCL sprain, he has also been battling a left oblique strain which shut down his recovery early in May. It's unlikely that he returns to the Nationals lineup before the end of May.
    Thursday, 5:43 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Phi
  • Pablo Sandoval not in Red Sox lineup
    Pablo Sandoval is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday.

    Advice: Brock Holt is getting the start in his place at the hot corner. Sandoval should be back at his post on Friday.
    Thursday, 3:43 pm
  • Harrison singles three times in loss to PHI
    Josh Harrison went 3-for-4 with three singles and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Harrison and teammate Starling Marte accounted for six of the Pirates' seven hits in the game. The trio of singles bumped Harrison's season line up to .200/.244/.325 in what's been a disappointing season. Last year, the third baseman hit .315/.347/.490. Quite the drop-off.
    Thursday, 1:07 pm
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • Arenado collects 2 more hits, including a 2B
    Nolan Arenado finished 2-for-5 with a double on Wednesday against the Angels.

    Advice: The wheels flew off the axis early in Denver this year -- the club has lost 11 straight, tied for the second longest futility streak in club history -- but Arenado has clearly entered the next stage of his development, giving fans at least one thing to tune in for. Arenado will contend for MVP trophies in the future, but he's staring down the barrel of another hopeless summer. He's now slashing .294/.328/.560 with six homers and 17 RBI in 28 games.
    Wednesday, 10:31 pm
  • Lamb (foot) to begin baseball work next week
    Jake Lamb (foot) is expected to begin "heavy" baseball work next week, according to Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale.

    Advice: Lamb had his boot removed last week, so he's getting close to baseball activities. At one point the club had hoped he could return this week, but that obviously won't happen. Lamb is looking at a late-May return at this point.
    Wednesday, 3:41 pm
    15-Day DL
    6:40 pm vs ChC
  • Aviles' daughter being treated for leukemia
    Mike Aviles' daughter is being treated for leukemia.

    Advice: That is why he has been on the family medical emergency list since last Friday. Indians manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that Aviles will be given all the time he needs.
    Wednesday, 2:17 pm
    New Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Aviles (bereaved) could return this weekend
    Mike Aviles (bereavement) could rejoin the Indians this weekend.

    Advice: Aviles is dealing with an undisclosed family issue and manager Terry Francona said the club will give him all the time he needs. If he's not ready by this weekend, they can move him over to the restricted list.
    Wednesday, 1:00 pm
    New Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:10 pm vs Cin
  • Aramis Ramirez (back) remains out Wed.
    Aramis Ramirez (back) remained out of the Brewers' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Ramirez hasn't played in nearly a week due to a back injury. He and the Brewers have expressed optimism that he'll avoid a trip to the disabled list, but obviously he'll need to make some progress in a hurry. Elian Herrera is handling third base again Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 11:35 am
  • Xander Bogaerts not in Wednesday's lineup
    Xander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox' lineup.

    Advice: It's just a day off for Bogaerts, who has struggled with a .211/.250/.316 batting line this month. Brock Holt is at shortstop Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 9:44 am
    4:10 pm vs LAA
  • Seager's three-run blast aids Mariners' win
    Kyle Seager had only one hit over five at-bats in Tuesday's victory over the Padres, a three-run home run.

    Advice: Seager took Ian Kennedy out to right field in the first inning to push the Mariners' lead to 4-0. The third baseman hadn't been doing much at the plate, but has started to heat up over his last five games, notching three doubles and two home runs over 21 at-bats. Seager is batting .244/.295/.412 overall with four home runs and 19 RBI.
    Tuesday, 10:52 pm
  • Bryant crushes third homer in last four games
    Kris Bryant went 3-for-4, falling a double shy of the cycle in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

    Advice: Bryant hit his first triple of the year off Mets starter Noah Syndergaard before homering off reliever Hansel Robles later in the game. The home run was his third in his past four games after failing to homer in his first 20 major league games. The phenom is now batting .276/.417/.460 with 19 RBI, 15 runs scored and two stolen bases.
    Tuesday, 8:44 pm
  • Harrison shows live in a win vs. the Phillies
    Josh Harrison went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and a three-run home run to help the Pirates take down the Phillies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Harrison broke a 0-0 tie in the fourth inning with a three-run blast off of starter Sean O'Sullivan. He had been in a 2-for-37 funk dating back to April 27 in what has been a nightmarish 2015 campaign. Tuesday's performance brings his triple-slash line up to .177/.218/.310 with three home runs, nine RBI, and one stolen base.
    Tuesday, 7:53 pm
    Player Note
    Josh Harrison Pit - 2B,3B,OF
    4:05 pm vs NYM
  • Reynolds has three hits, two RBI in victory
    Mark Reynolds went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the Cardinals' win over the Indians on Tuesday.

    Advice: Reynolds delivered the first blow of the game with a two-run single in the second inning, and he added two more singles in his next two at-bats. The utility player has found his way into the lineup with some regularity this year, starting 15 games and appearing in 27 total, and he's responded by hitting .258/.352/.435 with two homers, five doubles and 11 RBI. With his usage, he should be owned in NL-only leagues.
    Tuesday, 6:43 pm
  • David Wright still not cleared for activities
    David Wright (hamstring, back) still hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities.

    Advice: That's now two straight days that the Mets were hoping he'd be cleared but he wasn't. Wright is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, but it's a back issue that's holding up his recovery. It's been determined that he's not dealing with another stress fracture as he did in 2011, but there's no timetable for his return. "He's dying to get back out there, but there's no real timetable when that's going to happen," manager Terry Collins said. "The only good news is he feels better."
    Tuesday, 4:33 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @Pit
  • Orioles place Ryan Flaherty on the 15-day DL
    Orioles placed INF Ryan Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain.

    Advice: Flaherty suffered the injury in Monday's game against the Blue Jays and an MRI taken Tuesday confirmed that he needs extended rest. Rey Navarro has been called up from Triple-A Norfolk to give the O's infield depth.
    Tuesday, 2:29 pm
    Player Note
    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Mia
  • Jose Iglesias (groin) back in lineup Tuesday
    Jose Iglesias (groin) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Twins.

    Advice: Iglesias has appeared in just one game since May 3 due to a groin injury, but he's feeling better now. He'll bat ninth Tuesday against Kyle Gibson.
    Tuesday, 12:22 pm
    4:08 pm vs Hou
  • Sandoval aids Red Sox win with HR in 11th
    Pablo Sandoval lined a solo home run in the 11th inning, helping the Red Sox outlast the Athletics on Monday.

    Advice: Sandoval lined an Angel Castro offering over the fence over the fence above Josh Reddick in right field, putting the Red Sox on top 5-4 in the 11th inning. He finished 1-for-5 on the night. Sandoval has homered in back-to-back games, giving him four on the year along with 15 RBI and a .302/.372/.448 triple-slash line.
    Monday, 11:04 pm
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