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  • Mets have reached out to Rockies about Tulo
    According to Yahoo's Jeff Passan, the Mets have reached out to the Rockies about Troy Tulowitzki.

    Advice: Passan says New York is "prepared to offer top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard in a deal for" the star shortstop, who is signed through 2021. The Cardinals have also made their interest known, but it doesn't sound like the Rockies are going to budge this summer on a trade involving the current face of their franchise. Tulo is currently on the disabled list anyway with a left hip flexor strain. He flew to Philadelphia this weekend to meet with a sports hernia surgeon and took in a game (quite controversially) on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
    Today, 7:15 am
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Giants remain interested in trade for Zobrist
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Giants "remain interested" in trading for Ben Zobrist.

    Advice: The Giants don't exactly have a loaded farm system and gave up two good young pitchers to acquire Jake Peavy last week, but it seems they're ready to go all-in (so to speak) as they try to keep pace with the Dodgers in the National League West. Zobrist, 33, has hit .268/.358/.409 in 403 plate appearances this season for Tampa Bay. He could play all around the field for San Francisco.
    Today, 5:45 am
    4:10 pm vs Mil
  • Crawford has two hits in loss to Dodgers
    Brandon Crawford went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: The Giants shortstop plated Michael Morse with an RBI single in the fourth inning that put the Giants ahead 2-1 at the time. With the two-hit effort, he now sports a .238/.323/.404 slash line on the season to go along with eight homers and 45 RBI.
    Yesterday, 8:27 pm
  • Adam Rosales belts first homer in loss to A's
    Adam Rosales belted his first home run of the season as the Rangers fell to the Athletics 9-3 on Sunday.

    Advice: Rosales got the Rangers on the board in the second inning by taking a Scott Kazmir offering over the wall in left field for a two-run homer. He finished the night 1-for-3 and is now hitting .250/.333/.417 with five RBI in his first 24 at-bats on the year.
    Yesterday, 7:35 pm
  • Solarte hits first Padres homer vs. Braves
    Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-5 with his first home run as a member of the Padres in Sunday's loss to the Braves.

    Advice: Solarte has enjoyed a revitalization since being dealt to the Padres, going 7-for-21 (.333) with Sunday's homer, five RBI and five runs scored. The infielder is hitting .260/.341/.396 overall. He'll continue to get everyday playing time for the next two months and is a decent option in NL-only leagues.
    Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • Dodgers activate Arruebarrena, send to High-A
    Dodgers activated SS Erisbel Arruebarrena from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

    Advice: Arruebarrena had been sidelined since early July due to a right hip flexor strain. He created quite the stir on his minor league rehab assignment, starting a brawl in a game at Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday.
    Yesterday, 6:01 pm
    Not Active
  • Santana triples, drives in two against Sox
    Danny Santana tripled and drove in two runs in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Batting leadoff for the third straight game, Santana delivered an RBI triple in the third inning and added a sacrifice fly in the seventh. The triple was Santana's second of the season. The 23-year-old is hitting .315/.348/.458 and, now healthy, should be a nice player in mixed leagues from here on out.
    Yesterday, 1:59 pm
  • Willie Bloomquist gets PRP injection in knee
    Willie Bloomquist was given a platelet-rich plasma injection his right knee on Friday.

    Advice: Bloomquist, who was placed on the DL Thursday, is still limping noticeably but says the injection has helped. "It's a bone bruise," Bloomquist said, "and it's painful. I got an injection, and they're hoping by next week it will feel better."
    Yesterday, 8:37 am
    Player Note
    Willie Bloomquist Sea - 1B,2B,3B,SS,OF
    Disabled List
  • Cubs IF prospect Baez homers twice in DH
    Cubs prospect Javier Baez went 3-for-7 with a double, two home runs, and a walk for Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.

    Advice: Baez played second base in both games, and has played second base in nine of his last 11 games. He has hits in 20 of his last 21 games, hitting .325/.370/.723 with nine doubles and eight home runs during that time. His season line is now .259/.320/.499, a far cry from the .217/.275/.415 line he had on June 14. It is unclear what impact the addition of Manny Ramirez has had on Baez, but in the superstition-filled world of baseball, both Ramirez and Baez may see time in Chicago in September.
    Yesterday, 8:19 am
    Not Active
    5:05 pm vs Col
  • Indians SS prospect Lindor rips two home runs
    Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor went 2-for-3 with two home runs and a walk for Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.

    Advice: Lindor has gone 6-for-18 with a double, two home runs, and three walks during his first five games in the Triple-A International League. His timetable is muddled by Asdrubal Cabrera, as many teams would have Lindor in the major leagues right now to take advantage of his defense. Lindor could be promoted immediately if Cabrera is traded, but otherwise he is likely to make his major league debut in early 2015.
    Yesterday, 7:53 am
    Not Active
  • Cliff Pennington begins rehab assignment
    Cliff Pennington (thumb) began a rehab assignment with the Arizona League Diamondbacks on Saturday.

    Advice: He shouldn't need too many rehab games before being activated. Pennington has been on the shelf for nearly two months with a sprained ligament in his left thumb.
    Yesterday, 6:37 am
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @Cin
  • Troy Tulowitzki to see sports hernia surgeon
    Troy Tulowitzki flew to Philadelphia on Saturday to see a sports hernia surgeon regarding his leg injury.

    Advice: Tulowitzki has been out since July 20 with a left hip flexor strain and apparently hasn't made much progress on his current rehab program. The star shortstop holds a sensational .340/.432/.603 batting line with 21 home runs and 52 RBI on the season, but it's not clear at this point how long he is going to be sidelined.
    Saturday, 8:31 pm
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Asdrubal Cabrera (back) to return on Sunday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (back) will return to the Indians starting lineup Sunday versus the Royals.

    Advice: According to Indians manager Terry Francona, Asdrubal was trying to talk his way into the lineup Saturday. Regardless, the shortstop will return to action on Sunday.
    Saturday, 2:33 pm
  • Alex Guerrero (ear) has rejoined Triple-A
    Alex Guerrero (ear) has rejoined Triple-A Albuquerque.

    Advice: Guerrero missed two months after Miguel Olivo bit off a chunk of his ear during a scuffle in the Albuquerque dugout in late May. The Cuban infielder has been a force offensively when healthy and still has a good chance to make his major league debut in August.
    Saturday, 2:28 pm
    Not Active
  • Marwin Gonzalez returns to Astros lineup
    Marwin Gonzalez has returned to the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Gonzalez sat out Friday's game as he was dealing with soreness in his right hamstring. The 25-year-old shortstop is hitting .271/.323/.394 with four homers and 14 RBI in his 64 games this season.
    Saturday, 12:39 pm
    Player Note
    Marwin González Hou - 2B,3B,SS
    5:10 pm vs Oak
  • Asdrubal Cabrera attracting trade interest
    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Asdrubal Cabrera is attracting trade interest from teams looking for infield help.

    Advice: Rosenthal notes that the Indians are exploring trades for both veterans and youngsters, and have a variety of strong options who could take over at shortstop in the event of a trade.
    Saturday, 9:24 am
  • Red Rox prospect Betts has four-hit night
    Red Sox prospect Mookie Betts went 4-for-5 with a double and a walk for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.

    Advice: Betts has hit .370/.414/.519 over six games since his demotion to Triple-A, and has a .333/.422/.462 over 29 games in Triple-A. Betts has played center- and right-field since his demotion, and it looks like he will be an outfielder for the duration of the season. His long-term role is muddled due to the lack of a clear opening in Boston and their already-loaded infield.
    Saturday, 7:25 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs Tor
  • Cubs SS prospect Russell blasts two home runs
    Cubs shortstop prospect Addison Russell went 2-for-5 with two home runs for Double-A Tennessee on Friday.

    Advice: Russell has hit .250/.297/.517 since being traded to the Cubs organization, but has ripped five home runs. Javier Baez has been spending time at second base, which strongly indicates that the Cubs front office views Russell as their shortstop of the future. Starlin Castro has shortstop locked down in Chicago, and the off-season will likely be filled with trade rumors of ways to open a hole for Chicago's biggest acquisition.
    Saturday, 7:17 am
    Not Active
    5:05 pm vs Col
  • Zack Cozart goes hitless in return to lineup
    Zack Cozart returned to the Reds starting lineup on Friday, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout in a loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Cozart had been sidelined since leaving Tuesday's game after he was hit by a pitch. He was dropped back to eighth in the lineup for this contest, which given his atrocious .225/.276/.293 slash line on the season is probably still too high.
    Saturday, 1:35 am
  • Joe Panik nets pinch-hit single in loss
    Joe Panik (ankle) appeared as a pinch-hitter in Friday's loss to the Giants, singling in his lone at bat.

    Advice: Panik had been sidelined since Tuesday due to a sprained right ankle sustained in Tuesday's contest. With the arrival of Dan Uggla, it's unclear at the moment just how playing time will shake out at second base, but his already minimal fantasy value is sure to take a hit.
    Saturday, 1:35 am
    Player Note
    Joe Panik SF - 2B,SS
    7:15 pm vs Pit
  • Brad Miller walks three times in loss
    Brad Miller, who is playing for his job, walked three times and struck out once as the Mariners' No. 9 hitter on Saturday.

    Advice: Miller will certainly be sitting against lefties with Chris Taylor up. How the two split time against right-handers could be a day-to-day decision from Lloyd McClendon. Miller has faded again of late after his strong June, but it's not like his early season swoon when he was striking out every third at-bat; he has an 11/7 K/BB ratio in 53 at-bats this month. He's still the Mariners' best option as a shortstop against righties.
    Friday, 10:38 pm
  • 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.
    Friday, 10:01 pm
    Player Note
    Josh Rutledge Col - 2B,3B,SS
    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Andrus has two hits, two runs scored vs. A's
    Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored Friday against the Athletics.

    Advice: Andrus entered Friday's action with a lousy .232/.259/.293 batting line this month. The 25-year-old has salvaged some of his value with 20 stolen bases and 51 runs scored, but he remains a major disappointment in fantasy leagues. Of course, a poor supporting cast hasn't helped his cause.
    Friday, 8:37 pm
  • Gregorio Petit goes 1-for-2 in loss to Fish
    Playing in the majors for the first time since the 2009 season, Gregorio Petit went 1-for-2 in a losing effort against the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: With Marwin Gonzalez struggling to recover from a hamstring injury, Petit could stand to see additional playing time over the next couple of weeks. He was having a nice season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, slashing .297/.340/.457 with 10 homers and 43 RBI.
    Friday, 8:28 pm
  • Alexei Ramirez homers as White Sox win
    Alexei Ramirez homered and scored three runs in helping to lead the White Sox to a decisive victory over the Twins in Minnesota on Friday.

    Advice: He finished the night 2-for-5, with his solo blast coming off opposing starter Kevin Correia in the third inning. The All-Star shortstop has been one of the finest offensive weapons at the shortstop position this season, slashing .283/.321/.401 with nine homers, 44 RBI and 17 stolen bases.
    Friday, 8:12 pm
  • Zobrist has four hits Friday vs. Red Sox
    Ben Zobrist went 4-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored Friday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Only one of Zobrist's four hits left the infield, but the one that did tied the game in the seventh inning. The Rays would eventually take the lead in the frame, which they wouldn't relinquish. Zobrist, like David Price, has seen his name surface in trade rumors over the past few weeks, but a deal appears unlikely now that the Rays have turned things around in a hurry.
    Friday, 7:55 pm
    4:10 pm vs Mil
  • Hanley Ramirez returns to Dodgers lineup
    Hanley Ramirez (wrist) has returned to the Dodgers starting lineup for Friday's game against the Giants.

    Advice: Ramirez has been sidelined since Sunday, when he was drilled on the hand by a fastball from Trevor Rosenthal. The oft-injured superstar has had his share of nicks and bruises this season, but has still managed to appear in 86 games, hitting .273/.372/.463 with 11 homers and 49 RBI.
    Friday, 4:07 pm
  • J.T. Realmuto recalled from Triple-A
    Marlins recalled C J.T. Realmuto from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: He'll serve as the Marlins' third catcher. Realmuto had four hits in 20 at-bats earlier this season for the big club.
    Friday, 1:23 pm
    4:10 pm vs Was
  • Gregorio Petit called up from Triple-A
    Astros purchased the contract of INF Gregorio Petit from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: The Astros needed some infield depth with Marwin Gonzalez (hamstring) banged up. Petit hasn't played in the majors since 2009 but was batting .297/.340/.457 with 10 homers at Triple-A.
    Friday, 1:13 pm
  • Mets have inquired on Tulowitzki, CarGo
    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets have told the Rockies that they want in on the bidding if Colorado ever decides to trade Troy Tulowitzki and/or Carlos Gonzalez.

    Advice: At least publicly, the Rockies have maintained a commitment to both players. However, there's some feeling that they could eventually change their mind, whether it be at the trade deadline or this offseason. The Mets have been shopping for a shortstop for a while now and have a bevy of pitching prospects, so they could be a fit. However, Sherman notes that Tulo has a no-trade clause and might prefer to play for the Yankees than the Mets. Sherman also adds that the Cardinals are "enamored with Tulowitzki and would move significant pieces to land him." Rest assured, there will be multiple teams in on the bidding if Tulo and/or CarGo are put on the trade block.
    Thursday, 9:12 pm
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Santana ends Noesi's shutout with a home run
    Danny Santana ended Hector Noesi's shutout bid with a two-run home run, his only hit in three at-bats as the Twins fell to the White Sox on Thursday.

    Advice: Santana took Noesi deep to right field to put his team on the board in the eighth, but it was too little, too late at that point. The 23-year-old has hit safely in five of six games since returning from the All-Star break -- and the disabled list -- on July 18. He owns a .325/.361/.465 slash line with three home runs, 18 RBI, and six stolen bases in 167 plate appearances this season.
    Thursday, 8:19 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
  • Indians hope Cabrera can return this weekend
    The Indians are hopeful that Asdrubal Cabrera (back) will be ready to return to the lineup over the weekend.

    Advice: Manager Terry Francona is aiming for Saturday, though he admitted that might be a tad optimistic. Cabrera did increase his activity Thursday but will miss a third straight game due to back spasms. Jose Ramirez is getting another start at shortstop.
    Thursday, 3:25 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
  • 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
    5:10 pm vs Oak
  • 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
    5:10 pm vs Oak
  • Ramirez (wrist) hasn't swung a bat since Sun.
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Hanley Ramirez (wrist) is still "feeling it" in his hand.

    Advice: Mattingly said Ramirez hasn't swung a bat since being hit in the hand by a pitch by Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal on Sunday. He has picked a bat up and "moved it around," according to Mattingly, for whatever that's worth. He's been called day-to-day since sustaining the injury, but Ramirez hasn't been in the lineup since Sunday and the Dodgers will have to think about a DL trip if he doesn't show great improvement soon.
    Wednesday, 7:38 pm
  • Hanley (wrist) out of LAD lineup again Tues.
    Hanley Ramirez (wrist) is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup Tuesday night versus the Pirates.

    Advice: Hanley was struck by pitches on the left shoulder and wrist in the Dodgers' win over the Cardinals on Sunday night and hasn't played since. He's still day-to-day.
    Wednesday, 1:44 pm
  • Lindor makes Triple-A debut
    Indians prospect SS Francisco Lindor went 1-for-5 with a stolen base and run scored on Tuesday in his debut with Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: He also struck out twice in the game. Lindor, 20, was promoted to Triple-A after batting .278/.352/.389 with 51 runs scored, 22 extra-base hits, 25 stolen bases and a 61-40 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 88 games at Double-A Akron. The slick-fielding shortstop should receive his first taste of the major leagues later this season before taking over for free-agent-to-be Asdrubal Cabrera at the position in 2015.
    Wednesday, 11:33 am
    Not Active
  • Asdrubal Cabrera out again Wednesday
    Asdrubal Cabrera (back) remained out of the Indians' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: He's missed the last two games after exiting Monday's contest with back spasms. The Indians have called up Jose Ramirez to provide protection for Cabrera, who is considered day-to-day.
    Wednesday, 7:54 am
  • Crawford helps Giants win in 14 with 3-run 2B
    Brandon Crawford cleared the bases with a double to break a 3-3 tie in the 14th inning as the Giants defeated the Phillies on Tuesday.

    Advice: Crawford took advantage of a struggling Jeff Manship, lacing a two-out double to left-center to give the Giants an 8-5 lead. They would tack on one more run just for good measure. Crawford had previously knocked in a run with a ground out and finished 2-for-6 on the night. The shortstop is slashing .239/.323/.413 with eight home runs and 44 RBI on the season.
    Tuesday, 9:56 pm
  • Ramirez has two hits, two steals vs. Royals
    Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Ramirez surprised everyone by stealing 30 bases last season, and his two thefts on Tuesday gives him 17 steals on the year. The All-Star's two hits helped to raise his season line to .281/.318/.395.
    Tuesday, 9:16 pm