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  • Efren Navarro optioned to Triple-A
    Angels optioned OF Efren Navarro to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Navarro has three hits in 15 at-bats this season. He's being replaced on the roster by Cam Bedrosian.
    16 minutes ago
  • Yelich scratched with lower back tightness
    Christian Yelich was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with lower back tightness.

    Advice: It's the same issue that kept him out of a couple games last week. The struggling Yelich had been dropped down to fifth in the batting order before being scratched. Ichiro Suzuki has taken his spot in left field.
    52 minutes ago
  • Swisher (knee) begins rehab assignment Fri.
    Nick Swisher (knees) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus on Friday.

    Advice: It's not clear at this point how many games Swisher will need before the Indians activate him, but he's already played in a bunch of extended spring training contests. Swisher will play right field for the Tribe once he's back with the big club.
    Today, 3:20 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm x @CWS
  • Puig (hamstring) returns to Dodgers' lineup
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: He had played just once over the last week due to a hamstring issue. Puig is sporting a .267/.353/.533 batting line with two homers and four RBI in the early going for the Dodgers.
    Today, 3:06 pm
  • Dickerson (foot) out Tuesday versus Padres
    Corey Dickerson (foot) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup Tuesday against the Padres.

    Advice: Dickerson told reporters that he feels like he could play, but the Rockies are going to play it safe with the 25-year-old outfielder and his plantar fasciitis, which has been bothering him since spring training. Dickerson should return Wednesday along with third baseman Nolan Arenado.
    Today, 2:40 pm
  • Beltran not in Yankees' lineup on Tuesday
    Carlos Beltran is not in the Yankees' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Tigers.

    Advice: Beltran returned to action Monday after missing two games with the flu. Tuesday's absence is just a day of extra maintenance. Chris Young starts in right field.
    Today, 2:23 pm
  • Kiermaier (flu) available off bench on Tues.
    Kevin Kiermaier (illness) will be available off the bench again Tuesday night against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Kiermaier has been out of the Rays' starting lineup for three straight games with flu-like symptoms, but he told reporters Tuesday evening that he feels "100 percent" better. The 24-year-old outfielder boasts a .982 OPS in 39 plate appearances this season.
    Today, 1:24 pm
  • Yelich dropped to fifth in Marlins' lineup
    Christian Yelich has been dropped to fifth in the Marlins' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

    Advice: Yelich has batted exclusively out of the No. 2 spot so far, but he's struggled to the tune of a .200/.265/.222 batting line thus far. Martin Prado will hit second Tuesday. We suspect it won't be long before Yelich turns things around.
    Today, 1:21 pm
  • Saunders (knee, hamstring) could debut Fri.
    Michael Saunders (knee, hamstring) could debut Friday.

    Advice: That's what Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. Saunders has been out all season recovering from February knee surgery, and he injured his hamstring earlier this month on a minor league rehab assignment. But everything has gone smoothly over the past week. The 28-year-old outfielder should carry deep-league value in the potent Toronto offense.
    Today, 1:16 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 2, 0-0 vs x Bal
  • Yasmany Tomas starting at 3B on Tuesday
    Yasmany Tomas is starting at third base for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night against the Rangers.

    Advice: It's the first major league start for the $68.5 million Cuban slugger. Tomas had defensive issues at third base in Cactus League play and had only appeared in left field at Triple-A Reno, so this should be interesting. Tomas is going to have an extended opportunity to prove himself at the hot corner with Jake Lamb (foot) landing on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday afternoon.
    Today, 1:12 pm
    6:40 pm vs ^ Tex
  • Cubs option Alcantara to Triple-A
    Cubs optioned INF Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Addison Russell on the active roster. Alcantara has scuffled in limited playing time so far this season, so he's probably better off getting regular at-bats in the minors right now. We should see him again soon.
    Today, 12:48 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 1, 1-1 x @Pit
  • Revere batting second against Marlins
    Ben Revere will bat second against the Marlins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Revere has either been in the bottom-third of the order or on the bench for the past week, so this is nice to see for fantasy owners. Other items of note Tuesday are that Carlos Ruiz will bat cleanup while Ryan Howard hits sixth.
    Today, 12:32 pm
  • Lagares batting second against Braves
    Juan Lagares will bat second Tuesday night against the Braves.

    Advice: The Mets have already lost their two previous No. 2 hitters (David Wright, Travis d'Arnaud) due to injury, so now Lagares will get a shot. The 26-year-old doesn't have a lot of upside, but he's certainly more interesting in deeper mixed leagues now that he's no longer at the bottom-third of the order.
    Today, 12:22 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez (illness) in Tuesday's lineup
    Hanley Ramirez (illness) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Rays.

    Advice: Ramirez made an early exit from Monday's Patriots' Day game against the Orioles after just two innings due to dizziness brought on by a cold, but he's feeling a lot better now. He'll bat cleanup against Chris Archer.
    Today, 12:17 pm
  • Zimmer off to torrid start in Carolina League
    Indians prospect OF Bradley Zimmer went 1-for-3 with his sixth stolen base of the season on Monday for High-A Lynchburg.

    Advice: Selected by the Indians with the No. 21 overall pick in last year’s draft, Zimmer has opened his first full professional season on a tear, batting .325/.429/.625 with four homers and six stolen bases in 11 games for Lynchburg. The 22-year-old projects as an everyday player in the major leagues, with an above-average bat and good on-base skills, but there’s uncertainty surrounding his power potential. While four home runs in the first two weeks of the season is certainly a good sign, it’s important to remember he’s also an advanced hitter feasting on younger pitchers in the Carolina League.
    Today, 11:56 am
    Not Active
    5:10 pm x @CWS
  • Brewers call up Elian Herrera
    Brewers purchased the contract of INF/OF Elian Herrera from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: He'll provide some bench depth while Scooter Gennett (hand) is sidelined. Herrera owns a .261/.318/.333 batting line in the majors.
    Today, 10:07 am
    5:10 pm vs ^ Cin
  • Cards designate OF Brown for assignment
    Cardinals designated OF Gary Brown for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for right-hander Mitch Harris on the 40-man roster. Brown, 26, was just claimed off waivers from the Giants earlier this month and he could soon be on the move again.
    Today, 8:54 am
    Not Active
    Bot 1, 0-0 x @Was
  • Angels mapping out comeback plan for Hamilton
    Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels are mapping out a comeback plan for Josh Hamilton (shoulder) which could have him back with the team in early June.

    Advice: Hamilton, who is working his way back from shoulder surgery, is expected to report to the team's complex in Arizona "sooner rather than later" for two to three weeks of work in extended spring training. He would then go out on an official minor league rehab assignment. This doesn't necessarily mean that he will play for the Angels again, as his future with the team is still very much in question following his recent drug relapse. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported over the weekend that the two sides are discussing various scenarios to resolve the dispute, including a trade.
    Today, 6:15 am
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs Oak
  • Rasmus homers as Astros top the Mariners
    Colby Rasmus went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's win against the Mariners.

    Advice: Rasmus broke a 2-2 tie with a fifth-inning home run off of Hisashi Iwakuma. As usual, he hasn't done much in the average or on-base percentage departments, but has hit for good power. Rasmus has a .200/.273/.500 with two home runs, a double, and a triple in 33 plate appearances.
    Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Vogt powers A's to win with a 3-run homer
    Stephen Vogt walked and slugged a three-run home run in four at-bats as the Athletics won against the Angels on Monday.

    Advice: Vogt put the A's back on top 4-2 with his three-run home run off of Matt Shoemaker in the third inning. The catcher has been terrific to start the year, hitting .366/.435/.780 with four home runs and 12 RBI to begin the season.
    Yesterday, 10:06 pm
  • Dickerson nursing 'mild' plantar fasciitis
    Corey Dickerson had to leave Monday's game versus the Padres due to what Rockies manager Walt Weiss referred to as "mild" plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

    Advice: That Weiss is calling the ailment mild suggests that they'll try to avoid putting Dickerson on the disabled list for the time being. It's definitely and injury that can be nagging, though, so fantasy owners should have a contingency plan in place. Dickerson is batting .286/.314/.510 with two homers and 10 RBI this season. Drew Stubbs would stand to gain the extra playing time while Dickerson is out.
    Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Kemp knocks in 4 runs as Padres rout Rockies
    Matt Kemp had a big night at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a two-run double and a pair of RBI singles in Monday's win against the Rockies.

    Advice: Kemp started the onslaught of runs with a two-run double, sparking a five-run first inning. He added RBI singles in the second and fifth innings as well as the Padres went on to score 14 runs. Kemp is making quite an impression with his new team, batting .368/.393/.561 with 13 RBI in 61 plate appearances to begin the season.
    Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Ben Zobrist (knee) sidelined a few more days
    Ben Zobrist (knee) will be sidelined for at least a couple more days after being given a cortisone shot on Monday.

    Advice: Zobrist has dealt with some cartilage issues in his left knee for a while, and they flared up on him Sunday, forcing him from the game. The good news is that he had an MRI and it didn't reveal any ligament issues. The bad news is that it's possible he could require surgery if the cortisone shot doesn't help. It would just be of the cleanup variety, but an operation would obviously sideline Zobrist for at least a few weeks.
    Yesterday, 4:04 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Swisher (knees) close to rehab assignment
    Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Monday that Nick Swisher (knees) will begin a rehab assignment in the next couple days.

    Advice: Also noteworthy is that Swisher will return to the Tribe as a right fielder, as he believes that will put less stress on his surgically-repaired knees. Swisher has been playing games in extended spring training for a couple weeks, so he shouldn't need too many rehab contests before being activated. A return before the end of the month seems possible.
    Yesterday, 3:46 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm x @CWS
  • Chris Carter absent from Monday's lineup
    Chris Carter is not in the Astros' lineup Monday.

    Advice: It appears to just be a day of rest for the struggling Carter, who is off to an ugly .075/.159/.075 start this season. Marwin Gonzalez is at first base Monday.
    Yesterday, 3:07 pm
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Ben Zobrist (knee) sitting out on Monday
    Ben Zobrist (knee) is not in the Athletics' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Zobrist had to depart Sunday's contest with soreness in his left knee. The A's are considering him day-to-day at the moment. Eric Sogard is at second base Monday in Zobrist's place.
    Yesterday, 2:46 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Carlos Gomez (hamstring) hits, throws Monday
    Carlos Gomez (hamstring) did some hitting and throwing on Monday.

    Advice: He didn't run any yet, which will obviously be the biggest test. Gomez has reported improvement with his strained right hamstring, but he's still likely to be sidelined for at least another couple weeks.
    Yesterday, 1:51 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs x Cin
  • Carlos Beltran (illness) back in lineup
    Carlos Beltran (illness) is back in the Yankees' lineup Monday.

    Advice: Beltran missed the last two games while battling the flu. While he's in the lineup, the struggling outfielder has been moved down to the No. 5 spot in the batting order. Alex Rodriguez is hitting third.
    Yesterday, 1:17 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez (cold) expects to play Tues.
    Hanley Ramirez (illness) expects to play Tuesday in Boston's series-opener versus the Rays.

    Advice: Ramirez was removed from Monday's Patriots' Day game against the Orioles after just two innings due to dizziness brought on by a cold. It was a wet, nasty morning and early afternoon at Boston's Fenway Park.
    Yesterday, 1:03 pm
  • Billy Hamilton (groin) back for Reds Monday
    Billy Hamilton (groin) is back in the Reds' starting lineup on Monday night against the Brewers.

    Advice: Hamilton missed Sunday's series finale in St. Louis after tweaking a groin muscle while leaping over Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams on Saturday afternoon. The speedster is leading off and playing center field Monday in Milwaukee. He is 8-for-8 in stolen base attempts so far in 2015 but carries a rough .195/.267/.293 slash line.
    Yesterday, 12:06 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez exits Monday due to illness
    Hanley Ramirez left Monday's game due to illness.

    Advice: There's a flu bug going around some MLB clubhouses and Hanley apparent caught it. He grounded out to first base in the bottom of the first inning and was then replaced in the top of the third by Allen Craig. Ramirez, who already has five homers and 12 RBI in 12 games with Boston, can be considered day-to-day.
    Yesterday, 8:53 am
  • Hanley removed Monday with apparent injury
    Hanley Ramirez was pulled from Monday's game against the Orioles with an apparent injury.

    Advice: It's not clear what happened. Hanley grounded out to first base in the bottom of the first inning and took the field in the top of the second, but Allen Craig was in left field to open the top of the third. There should be an update soon from the Red Sox.
    Yesterday, 8:38 am
  • Holliday (back) returned to Cards lineup Sun.
    Matt Holliday (back) went 1-for-3 in the Cardinals' win over the Reds on Sunday night.

    Advice: Holliday made an early exit from Saturday's game after tweaking a muscle in his back on a hard second-inning swing. It obviously wasn't anything major. Holliday, 35, has at least one base hit in each of the Cardinals' first 11 games this season. He's batting .361 with an .865 OPS.
    Yesterday, 7:02 am
  • Kiermaier (illness) strikes out on pinch-hit
    Kevin Kiermaier (illness) struck out as a pinch-hitter on Sunday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Kiermaier was held out of the Rays' starting lineup on Saturday and Sunday due to a minor flu bug. The 24-year-old outfielder should be ready to rock for Tuesday night's series opener against the Red Sox.
    Yesterday, 6:42 am
  • Zobrist day-to-day with left knee soreness
    Ben Zobrist is considered day-to-day after leaving Sunday's game with soreness in his left knee.

    Advice: Zobrist could get a day off to rest it on Monday, but shouldn't experience any type of extended absence from the Athletics lineup.
    Sunday, 1:33 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Yelich's 0-for-5 day drops average to .200
    Christian Yelich went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Yelich, who signed a seven-year, $49.57 million contract extension in March, is off to a miserable start. Sunday's performance dropped his average to .200 and he has only one extra-base hit and one stolen base. He has come to the plate only 49 times, which is a small sample size, but it's not the start to the season the Marlins envisioned when they agreed to the pact with Yelich last month. Perhaps some of Yelich's struggles can be explained by a recent bout with back tightness.
    Sunday, 1:08 pm
  • Billy Hamilton (groin) not in Sunday's lineup
    Billy Hamilton (groin) is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Hamilton strained his groin during Saturday's game and is listed as day-to-day. Brennan Boesch is taking his spot in center field. Devin Mesoraco (hip), as expected, is also still out, with Tucker Barnhart catching Mike Leake. The Reds are also going with Skip Schumaker in left field over Marlon Byrd.
    Sunday, 1:00 pm
  • Ben Zobrist exits game with apparent injury
    Ben Zobrist left Sunday's game against the Royals with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Zobrist didn't suffer any obvious injury but had to be removed while playing defense in the fifth inning. He's dealt with a heel issue recently, so that could be the culprit. Expect more information on his status soon.
    Sunday, 12:57 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Dodgers hope Puig (hamstring) can play Tues.
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is hopeful that Yasiel Puig (hamstring) will be ready to return to the lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Puig returned to action Saturday after missing a few days with a hamstring issue, but he's sitting out Sunday with more soreness. It doesn't appear to be a major concern at this point, but we'll have to wait and see how he feels after the off day. Andre Ethier will see more playing time while Puig is out.
    Sunday, 11:07 am
  • Yasiel Puig not in Sunday's lineup
    Yasiel Puig is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Puig went 2-for-3 at the plate in his return to action Saturday after missing the previous four days with hamstring soreness. It's not clear at this point if he had a setback or if the Dodgers are just easing him back into things. Andre Ethier is in right field Sunday, while Justin Turner is at third base instead of Juan Uribe, Scott Van Skyle is in left field rather than Carl Crawford and A.J. Ellis is catching over Yasmani Grandal.
    Sunday, 9:47 am
  • Carlos Beltran (illness) hopes to play Monday
    The Yankees are hopeful that Carlos Beltran (illness) will be ready to return to the lineup on Monday.

    Advice: Manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that Beltran was still feeling "weak" due to the flu, which is why he's sitting out for the second day in a row. The veteran outfielder is off to an awful start at the plate with a .184/.238/.289 batting line through his first 10 games.
    Sunday, 8:47 am
  • Kevin Kiermaier (illness) out again Sunday
    Kevin Kiermaier (illness) remained out of the Rays' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's battled the flu bug the last couple days but did say he's available off the bench Sunday. Desmond Jennings is covering center field in Kiermaier's absence, with Brandon Guyer handling left.
    Sunday, 8:12 am
  • Yasiel Puig reaches three times in return
    Yasiel Puig went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a walk Saturday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Puig played the entire game in right field tonight after missing the previous four days with hamstring soreness.
    Saturday, 10:23 pm
  • Carter continues early season failures
    Chris Carter did not record a hit in two at-bats in Saturday's win over the Angels.

    Advice: Carter walked twice and fanned twice in the contest. He's managed just three hits in his first 36 at-bats. We've been through this dance a million times with Carter. When he's hot, his bat can almost single-handedly carry a fantasy team. And when he's not, he's almost worthless. We understand that some owners might want to jettison early on him, but we'd advise against that. The power will come eventually. Exercise patience.
    Saturday, 8:47 pm
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Matt Kemp blasts two-run homer vs. Cubs
    Matt Kemp went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored Saturday against the Cubs.

    Advice: The first-inning blast off Kyle Hendricks was his first home run of the season. Kemp was very productive during the second half last year and he has largely picked up from where he left off with an impressive .340/.358/.540 batting line over his first 12 games this season.
    Saturday, 3:37 pm
  • Yasiel Puig back in Dodgers' lineup Saturday
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup Saturday versus the Rockies.

    Advice: Puig missed three games while nursing a hamstring injury. Fortunately it wasn't serious enough to land him on the DL. Puig has been boom or bust this year, jacking two homers but also striking out seven times. Carl Crawford will head to the bench with Puig back in the lineup.
    Saturday, 2:39 pm
  • Billy Hamilton day-to-day with groin soreness
    Billy Hamilton is day-to-day with a sore groin.

    Advice: Hamilton tweaked a groin muscle Saturday when he leaped awkwardly over Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams after beating out a hard grounder to second base. The young speedster looked to be in a good amount of pain and can probably be ruled out for Sunday night's series finale in St. Louis.
    Saturday, 2:37 pm
  • Beltran (flu) not in Yankees' lineup Saturday
    Carlos Beltran (illness) is not in the Yankees' lineup on Saturday night against the Rays.

    Advice: Beltran is dealing with flu-like symptoms and might miss Sunday's game as well. The veteran outfielder has produced a weak .184/.238/.289 slash line on the young season.
    Saturday, 2:27 pm
  • Matt Holliday (back) looking good for Sunday
    Matt Holliday (back) is expected to be in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: Holliday's back flared up on Saturday afternoon, leading to an early exit. But it's nothing serious and he should be good to go for Sunday night's series finale with the Reds. The veteran slugger is off to a hot start, hitting .364 with a team-high .476 OBP. He'll have a chance to extend his hitting streak to 11 games if he plays Sunday.
    Saturday, 2:19 pm
  • Josh Hamilton filed for a divorce in February
    Court documents show Josh Hamilton has filed for divorce from his wife Katie in Tarrant County, Texas.

    Advice: Hamilton filed for divorce in late February, around the same time reports surfaced of his latest drug relapse. Hamilton was able to avoid suspension from Major League Baseball, much to the chagrin of his own team. The Angels don't want to pay the underachieving 33-year-old outfielder and have been publicly feuding with him since the spring. He hasn't even been healthy enough to play thanks to a shoulder injury. Los Angeles' five-year deal with Hamilton is looking worse by the day.
    Saturday, 2:01 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs Oak
  • Billy Hamilton departs game with leg injury
    Billy Hamilton left Saturday's game against the Cardinals with an apparent injury.

    Advice: Hamilton legged out an infield single in the top of the eighth inning but had to leap over Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams and landed awkwardly. It looked like it might have been a groin strain. There should be an update from the Reds within the hour.
    Saturday, 1:15 pm
  • Kiermaier (illness) not in Saturday's lineup
    Kevin Kiermaier is not in the Rays starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: The outfielder is batting an illness and is feeling a bit under the weather. He should be ready to return to the lineup in a day or two.
    Saturday, 12:31 pm
  • Matt Holliday exits with tightness in back
    Matt Holliday was removed from Saturday's game against the Reds in the second inning due to mild tightness in his back.

    Advice: The Cardinals are calling his early exit purely precautionary. It wouldn't be surprising to see the veteran outfielder get a day of rest on Sunday as well, but the team should have an update on his status after the game.
    Saturday, 11:45 am
  • Halos and Hamilton attempt to resolve dispute
    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Angels and Josh Hamilton are in talks to resolve their dispute.

    Advice: The two sides are reportedly exploring multiple avenues that include trades, though nothing is believed to be close. Hamilton meanwhile continues to rehab his shoulder and isn't expected to return to the diamond until sometime in May.
    Saturday, 8:48 am
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs Oak
  • Ben Revere not in Phillies lineup again
    Ben Revere is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Revere is once again on the pine in favor of Darin Ruf who is drawing the start in left field. While Revere is off to a slow start at the dish, it's hard for him to get going with such sporadic playing time. The Phillies handling of him early in the season has been curious to say the least.
    Saturday, 7:48 am
  • Zobrist goes hitless in return to lineup
    Ben Zobrist (heel) went 0-for-4 in his return to the Athletics lineup on Friday.

    Advice: He sat out Wednesday's contest with a sore heel and got an extra day to rest with Thursday's off-day. Serving primarily as the third hitter in Bob Melvin's lineup, Zobrist is hitting .256/.302/.462 with a homer and six RBI through his first 10 games.
    Saturday, 5:13 am
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Stephen Vogt homers twice as Athletics fall
    Stephen Vogt delivered the first multi-homer game of his career in Friday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Vogt followed a solo blast by Ike Davis with one of his own off Jeremy Guthrie in the fourth inning to tie the game at 3-3. He'd later tag Guthrie again in the seventh for another solo shot, once again bringing the A's even at 4-4. He finished the career night 3-for-4 and is now hitting an impressive .353/.421/.735 with eight RBI in his first season as the A's full-time starting catcher.
    Friday, 7:55 pm
  • Yasiel Puig remains out of Dodgers lineup
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) remains out of the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday.

    Advice: Puig tweaked his hamstring during Monday's contest and still hasn't felt good enough to return to the lineup yet. He worked out on the field prior to Friday's game and should be cleared to return at some point over the weekend. Andre Ethier is once again starting in his place.
    Friday, 3:59 pm
  • Carlos Gomez could be out for 2-to-3 weeks
    Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Friday that while it's still too early to tell definitively, Carlos Gomez (hamstring) could return in two-to-three weeks.

    Advice: Gomez is dealing with a strained right hamstring, and it seems like he'll require more than just a minimum stint on the disabled list. Gerardo Parra will function as the team's primary center fielder in his absence and is worth a look in deeper mixed leagues.
    Friday, 3:13 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs x Cin
  • Josh Hamilton doing baseball activities
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Friday that Josh Hamilton (shoulder) has been doing some baseball activities.

    Advice: According to Scioscia, "he has been "hitting and he's been running, but he needs to expand on that". It remains a murky situation, but Hamilton had lunch with several teammates on Friday and indicated his desire to return to the team. He isn't expected to be ready to take the field until sometime in May.
    Friday, 3:08 pm
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs Oak
  • Saunders to resume rehab assignment
    Michael Saunders (knee, hamstring) is expected to resume his rehab assignment with High-A Dunedin on Friday.

    Advice: It was reported previously that he'd be back to game action on Tuesday after his right hamstring tightened up on him Sunday, but he apparently needed a few extra days. Saunders ran sprints and the bases Wednesday before being cleared to return. With Kevin Pillar playing so well, the Blue Jays can afford to take their time with Saunders.
    Friday, 7:10 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 2, 0-0 vs x Bal
  • Gomez (hamstring) placed on disabled list
    Brewers placed OF Carlos Gomez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 16, with a right hamstring strain.

    Advice: Gomez has been given a cortisone shot and will be re-evaluated next week before the Brewers determine whether he might be out longer than 15 days. They'll make a corresponding roster move prior to Friday's game, with Jason Rogers, Shane Peterson and Elian Herrera the most likely candidates for a promotion. Gerardo Parra will take over as the Brewers' center fielder while Gomez is out. Jean Segura moved up to replace Gomez in the leadoff spot Thursday, although Scooter Gennett is also a candidate to see time there if he starts swinging the bat better.
    Friday, 6:04 am
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs x Cin
  • Carlos Gomez (hamstring) heading to DL
    Brewers assistant general manager Gordon Ash said Thursday that Carlos Gomez (hamstring) will be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: The All-Star outfielder is dealing with a small tear in his right hamstring and it's unclear at the moment how long he will be sidelined. He also received a cortisone shot on Thursday. Gerardo Parra will see time in center field in his absence.
    Thursday, 4:02 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs x Cin
  • Yelich (back) in Marlins' lineup on Thursday
    Christian Yelich (back) has returned to the Marlins' lineup for Thursday's game against the Mets.

    Advice: Yelich missed two straight games with tightness in his back, but it was never a serious concern. The left fielder will hit second in his return Thursday night.
    Thursday, 12:48 pm
  • Carlos Gomez (hamstring) out Thurs. in STL
    Carlos Gomez (hamstring) is not in the Brewers' starting lineup Thursday versus the Cardinals.

    Advice: No surprise after Gomez felt a pull in his right hamstring Wednesday night. If he suffered a strain, a trip to the disabled list is probably inevitable. He's headed back to Milwaukee for an examination by team doctors. Gerardo Parra is starting in center field on Thursday afternoon against Cardinals right-hander John Lackey and could be asked to play there regularly over the next couple of weeks. Jean Segura is leading off.
    Thursday, 8:30 am
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs x Cin
  • Carlos Gomez nursing right hamstring injury
    Carlos Gomez exited Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals with a right hamstring injury.

    Advice: Gomez said he felt a pull in the hamstring and let up while running down the first base line in the ninth inning. He's already been ruled out for Thursday's matinee, and the Brewers will know more about his availability going forward depending on how he feels Thursday.
    Wednesday, 8:43 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs x Cin
  • Chris Carter goes 0-for-4, hitting .067
    Chris Carter went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Athletics on Wednesday.

    Advice: This is beginning to shape up like the first half of 2014 for Carter. He is 2-for-30 with no RBI and a 13/2 K/BB ratio so far. The Astros won't start sitting him, but they may drop him some in the lineup.
    Wednesday, 8:36 pm
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Carlos Gomez exits with lower-body injury
    Carlos Gomez left Wednesday's game against the Cardinals with a lower-body injury.

    Advice: Sprinting to beat out a double play in the ninth inning, Gomez pulled up as he raced down the line. He beat the relay throw, but left with a trainer shortly after. It was certainly not a great tradeoff for Gomez or the Brewers. The club should update his status soon.
    Wednesday, 8:15 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs x Cin
  • Holliday plates two runs in a Cardinals win
    Matt Holliday went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run single to help the Cardinals dispatch the Brewers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Holliday knocked in both runs with a first-inning single off of Wily Peralta. He has hit safely in all seven games he's played in to start the season, but none of those hits have gone for extra bases. He's also walked six times in 33 plate appearances, giving him a .333/.455/.333 slash line.
    Wednesday, 8:07 pm
  • Stewart: Tomas called up to be bench bat
    Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Yasmany Tomas was called up to be a bat off the bench.

    Advice: Why the club would sign an unfinished product to a $68.5 million contract, send him to Triple-A for a week and then recall him to get, potentially, one at-bat per game is a worthwhile question, but that seems to be what Stewart is espousing. If he hits well enough, of course, Tomas could force his way into the lineup more often moving forward. For now, though, he's a player to stash in mixed leagues until that time comes.
    Wednesday, 4:12 pm
    6:40 pm vs ^ Tex
  • Ben Zobrist out Wednesday with sore heel
    Ben Zobrist is nursing a sore heel.

    Advice: That's the primary reason for his absence Wednesday night against the Astros. Zobrist is expected to return to the lineup Friday after Thursday's off day.
    Wednesday, 3:17 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:05 pm @LAA
  • D'Backs recall Yasmany Tomas from Triple-A
    Diamondbacks recalled OF Yasmany Tomas from Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Tomas had been playing exclusively in right field at Reno and he was off to an underwhelming 4-for-21 (.190/261/.381) start at the plate. It's not clear how the $68.5 million man is going to fit in the Diamondbacks' crowded outfield. The third base experiment is presumably over. He is not in the lineup Wednesday night.
    Wednesday, 2:56 pm
    6:40 pm vs ^ Tex
  • Yasiel Puig (hamstring) out again Wednesday
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is out of the Dodgers' lineup again on Wednesday versus the Mariners.

    Advice: Andre Ethier will draw another start in right field. Puig tweaked his left hamstring on Monday night and is apparently still experiencing some discomfort. The Dodgers have a scheduled off day Thursday before kicking off a weekend set Friday against the Rockies. Puig should be ready to rock for that series-opener.
    Wednesday, 2:08 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez slugs two-run homer Wed.
    Hanley Ramirez slugged a two-run homer in Boston's loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was a fifth-inning shot off Gio Gonzalez that sailed over the Green Monster. Hanley had no other hits on the afternoon but he's off to a very promising start with his new team, boasting a .923 OPS, four home runs, and nine RBI in eight games. Now if only he could pitch.
    Wednesday, 1:51 pm
  • Ben Revere batting eighth for Phils on Wed.
    Ben Revere is batting eighth for the Phillies again on Wednesday night against the Mets.

    Advice: And center fielder Odubel Herrera will again lead off. Revere is off to a 5-for-32 (.156) start this season and he's drawn just one walk in 34 plate appearances.
    Wednesday, 1:29 pm
  • Ben Zobrist not in lineup Wednesday
    Ben Zobrist is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: It appears to simply be a day off. Eric Sogard is at second base in Zobrist's place.
    Wednesday, 12:24 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Christian Yelich (back) out again Wednesday
    Christian Yelich (back) remained out of the Marlins' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He was expected to miss a second straight game due to a tight back given that the club had a day game after a night game, but's Joe Frisaro thinks Yelich could be held out until Saturday or possibly Friday. Ichiro Suzuki is in left field in Yelich's place again Wednesday. J.T. Realmuto is getting a start Wednesday over Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
    Wednesday, 6:25 am
  • Dickerson triples, scores three runs in a win
    Corey Dickerson went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a triple, and three runs scored as the Rockies earned a 4-1 win over the Giants on Tuesday.

    Advice: Dickerson brought in the Rockies' first run with a single in the second inning and later scored on a wild pitch. He singled and scored in the fourth, then led off the ninth inning with a triple and later came around to score an insurance run. Dickerson has been hitting quite well, having hit safely in seven of eight games with a .406 average, six extra-base hits, nine RBI, and eight runs scored in 34 plate appearances.
    Tuesday, 10:38 pm
  • Hamilton steals eighth base in win over Cubs
    Billy Hamilton stole his eighth base of the season and scored a run in a win over the Cubs on Tuesday.

    Advice: Hamilton is now a perfect 8-for-8 in steal attempts through seven games. He also scored the first run of the game after the stolen base, finishing 1-for-4. Hamilton is hitting just .250 but has a .344 on-base percentage that has helped him score eight runs in the early going. If he can keep a respectable OBP throughout the year, there's no limit to the damage Hamilton could do on the basepaths.
    Tuesday, 8:15 pm
  • Swisher (knees) nearing rehab assignment
    Nick Swisher (knees) could begin a rehab assignment early next week.

    Advice: Working his way back from arthroscopic surgery on both knees, Swisher has been playing games in extended spring training since last week. It's not clear how many rehab games he'd need. "He could start a rehab assignment potentially sometime as early as next week," Indians general manager Chris Antonetti. "It doesn't mean he's that close (to playing for the Indians). He still has to work through playing back-to-back nine-inning games, playing in the outfield and seeing how he recovers."
    Tuesday, 5:40 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm x @CWS
  • Puig (hamstring) expected to play Wednesday
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is likely to be back in the lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Puig tweaked his left hamstring while making a catch during Monday's game and is sitting out Tuesday. He finished Monday's contest, though, and Mattingly said the outfielder tried to talk his way into the lineup, so it's obviously a minor injury. Andre Ethier is in right field Tuesday.
    Tuesday, 4:25 pm
  • Yasiel Puig (hamstring) sitting out Tuesday
    Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Puig tweaked his hamstring while making a catch during Monday's game. He finished the contest but looked noticeably hobbled, so manager Don Mattingly will play it safe and rest him. Consider the outfielder day-to-day. Andre Ethier is handling right field Tuesday.
    Tuesday, 3:25 pm
  • Vogt (ankle) in A's lineup on Tuesday night
    Stephen Vogt (ankle) is in the Athletics' starting lineup on Tuesday night versus the Astros.

    Advice: Vogt turned his left ankle on Monday night, but he only came away with a bit of swelling. The catcher is batting .348/.423/.609 through seven games this year.
    Tuesday, 1:50 pm
  • Yelich scratched Tuesday due to tight back
    Christian Yelich has been scratched from the Marlins' lineup Tuesday due to back tightness.

    Advice: It doesn't sound like a major concern, but the Marlins have a day game Wednesday so he could miss at least a couple days. Ichiro Suzuki will start against the Braves in Yelich's place.
    Tuesday, 1:48 pm
  • Hamilton (finger) back in Tuesday's lineup
    Billy Hamilton (finger) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs.

    Advice: Hamilton missed Monday's game (and a potential matchup with Jon Lester) due to a sore index finger, but he's ready to go. The speedster is 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts through six games to go along with a .250/.357/.417 batting line.
    Tuesday, 12:40 pm
  • Revere dropped to eighth in Phils' lineup
    Ben Revere has been dropped to eighth in the Phillies' lineup Tuesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Revere is just 4-for-28 (.143) with one walk through seven games, so Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg wants to try something different. Here's the full lineup Matt Harvey will face on Tuesday: Odubel Herrera CF, Freddy Galvis SS, Chase Utley 2B, Ryan Howard 1B, Carlos Ruiz C, Cody Asche 3B, Grady Sizemore RF, Revere LF, David Buchanan SP. You might want to find a way to squeeze Harvey into your daily lineup.
    Tuesday, 12:29 pm
  • Hanley (foot) in Tuesday's lineup vs. Nats
    Hanley Ramirez (foot) is in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

    Advice: Good to hear. Ramirez left Monday's game after fouling a ball of his right foot, but a CT scan came back negative. The full lineup for Boston vs. Stephen Strasburg: Mookie Betts CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Ramirez LF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Mike Napoli 1B, Daniel Nava RF, Ryan Hanigan C, Brock Holt SS.
    Tuesday, 11:08 am
  • Yasiel Puig (leg) might sit out Tuesday
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that he's "not sure" Yasiel Puig will play Tuesday after the outfielder suffered an apparent leg injury Monday.

    Advice: Puig looked to tweak something while making a catch. He finished the game, but Mattingly admitted that the outfielder was "hobbling quite a little bit." Puig figures to try to talk his way into the lineup, especially after a 3-for-5 night that included a home run, but the Dodgers have plenty of capable outfielders and might choose to play it safe.
    Monday, 10:29 pm
  • Alcantara ends hitless streak with a walk-off
    Arismendy Alcantara's first hit of the season was timely, as his 10th-inning RBI single sent the Cubs to a win over the Reds on Monday.

    Advice: Alcantara came into the game 0-for-12 and stepped to the plate in the 10th inning 0-for-4. He was able to send a Burke Badenhop offering into right-center, plating the winning run from third base for the win. Alcantara will serve as a super-utility player for the Cubs this season.
    Monday, 8:35 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 1, 1-1 x @Pit
  • Stephen Vogt tweaks ankle Monday
    Stephen Vogt turned his left ankle during Monday's game.

    Advice: He finished the game but was noticeably hobbled. It doesn't sound like a huge deal, but Vogt will be re-evaluated on Tuesday and could wind up missing a game or two. For what it's worth, Vogt says he'll be fine.
    Monday, 8:27 pm
  • Carlos Gomez notches a pair of hits
    Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: He singled in the fifth and doubled in a run and scored what turned out to be the winning run in the seventh. Gomez was the lone Brewer to record a multi-hit game, and the squeaked by with a victory despite committing two errors and getting out-hit.
    Monday, 4:39 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs x Cin
  • Hanley (foot) expected to play on Tuesday
    Hanley Ramirez is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday after a CT scan on his right foot came back negative.

    Advice: The Red Sox ordered the test as a precaution following Ramirez having to leave Monday's game after fouling a ball off the foot, but he's fine. The outfielder sports a .296/.375/.630 batting line in the early going for Boston.
    Apr 13, 4:01 pm
  • Hanley exits game after fouling ball off foot
    Hanley Ramirez left Monday's game against the Nationals after fouling a ball off his right foot.

    Advice: Ramirez initially stayed in the game and drew a walk, but he was then lifted for a pinch-runner. His removal seemed precautionary given the Red Sox' big lead late in the game, although he was limping noticeably. The club should update Ramirez's status later Monday.
    Apr 13, 3:06 pm
  • Billy Hamilton day-to-day with sore finger
    Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Monday due to a sore index finger.

    Advice: He first injured the finger last Friday on a slide into second base. It's unfortunate timing, as Hamilton would've figured to have his way on the basepaths versus Jon Lester (if he was able to get on base, of course). The Reds are just being cautious here, as Hamilton is likely to be back in there Tuesday. Kristopher Negron is playing center field in Hamilton's place. Devin Mesoraco (hip) is also sitting out, with Brayan Pena handling the catching duties.
    Apr 13, 1:28 pm
  • Michael Saunders tests out hamstring
    Michael Saunders (knee, hamstring) will resume his rehab assignment on Tuesday.

    Advice: Saunders will rest on Monday after leaving Sunday's game with a tight hamstring, but he tested out the hammy and feels OK. The Blue Jays are hoping he'll be ready for activation at some point during their 10-game homestand.
    Apr 13, 1:11 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 2, 0-0 vs x Bal
  • Hanley Ramirez goes deep as Red Sox fall
    Hanley Ramirez blasted his third home run of the young season, but it wasn't close to being enough to overcome the Yankees in New York.

    Advice: Ramirez got the Red Sox on the board with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning then belted his solo shot off Masahiro Tanaka in the fifth. He's off to a tremendous start to his Red Sox career, hitting .320/.333/.680 with three homers and seven RBI. As long as he remains on the field, he'll be one of the top all-around fantasy performers in the league this season.
    Apr 12, 8:33 pm
  • Saunders (knee) rebuilding his stamina
    Blue Jays manager Alex Anthopoulos said Sunday that Michael Saunders (knee) will spend the next few days rebuilding the stamina in his legs.

    Advice: Anthopoulos said "he would hope" that Saunders would be ready to rejoin the Blue Jays during their upcoming 10-game homestand, but that they wouldn't force the issue. He was removed from his minor league rehab game on Sunday due to tightness in his hamstring.
    Apr 12, 4:24 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 2, 0-0 vs x Bal
  • Saunders exits rehab game w/ hamstring injury
    Michael Saunders (knee) left a rehab game with High-A Dunedin on Sunday with a tight hamstring.

    Advice: The Blue Jays are calling his removal precautionary, but it's not clear when he'll return to game action. Saunders was hoping to be activated from the disabled list later this week, but that could be in jeopardy now.
    Apr 12, 12:21 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 2, 0-0 vs x Bal
  • Chris Carter not in Sunday's lineup
    Chris Carter is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: The streaky Carter is off to a rough start this season, going 1-for-19 with eight strikeouts. The Astros are going with Marwin Gonzalez at first base.
    Apr 12, 8:52 am
    7:10 pm @Sea
  • Nick Swisher (knees) plays some OF
    Nick Swisher (knees) has played some in the outfield recently in extended spring training.

    Advice: The Tribe wants to have him available as a corner outfield option even though he's coming off of dual knee surgeries. Swisher is coming along in his recovery but there's no timetable for his return.
    Apr 12, 8:37 am
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm x @CWS
  • Matt Kemp goes 4-for-5 against Giants
    Matt Kemp went 4-for-5 with a two doubles versus the Giants on Saturday.

    Advice: Kemp is still looking for his first homer for the Padres, but he's off to a nice start otherwise, with a .346/.393/.462 line and four RBI in six games. Thus far, Justin Upton and Will Middlebrooks are tied for the Padres team lead with one homer.
    Apr 11, 11:44 pm
  • Saunders (knee) doubles, scores at High-A
    Michael Saunders (knee) went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored Saturday at High-A Dunedin.

    Advice: Saunders also made his first start in left field and reported no issues with his surgically-repaired knee. He should be ready to join the Blue Jays' active roster late next week. Kevin Pillar has been filling in.
    Apr 11, 8:39 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 2, 0-0 vs x Bal
  • Stephen Vogt not in A's lineup on Saturday
    Stephen Vogt is not in the Athletics starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: As it's an afternoon game after a night game, manager Bob Melvin thought it wise to get his backstop a day of rest. Josh Phegley will start behind the dish and bat seventh for the A's against J.A. Happ and the Mariners.
    Apr 11, 9:42 am
  • Hanley Ramirez not in Red Sox lineup Saturday
    Hanley Ramirez is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday against the Yankees.

    Advice: The entire Red Sox starting outfield is getting the afternoon off after drudging through 19 innings on Saturday. Daniel Nava is taking his place in left field and batting seventh for the Red Sox.
    Apr 11, 8:39 am
  • Saunders (knee) collects two hits in rehab
    Michael Saunders (knee) went 2-for-4 with a double in Friday's minor league rehab game with High-A Dunedin.

    Advice: Saunders is making a quick recovery from February's knee surgery and as long as he avoids any setbacks over the weekend should be cleared to rejoin the Blue Jays at some point next week.
    Apr 11, 6:55 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 2, 0-0 vs x Bal
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