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  • Dodgers SS prospect Seager with 2 doubles
    Dodgers shortstop prospect Corey Seager went 2-for-5 with two doubles for Double-A Chattanooga on Friday.

    Advice: Seager has not walked much in Double-A and his home run rate has dropped precipitously, but he is hitting a phenomenal .336/.358/.509 as a 20-year old in Double-A. He has the potential to hit .280 with 20 home runs, but there are questions as to whether he will stick at shortstop or need to move to third base long term. Seager will likely reach the major leagues at some point in 2015.
    Today, 8:17 am
    Not Active
    6:10 pm vs NYM
  • Indians SS prospect Lindor with four hits
    Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor went 4-for-5 for Triple-A Columbus on Friday, raising his line to .264/.295/.352.

    Advice: Lindor was hitting just .212/.227/.259 in August before Friday's game, and is now hitting .244/.258/.289. His defense is major league-ready, but his bat is still a work in progress and there is a serious chance that Lindor may struggle to keep his average above the Mendoza line once he is promoted to Cleveland. Lindor will likely be promoted in September and take over as the primary shortstop in 2015.
    Today, 8:04 am
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs Hou
  • Escobar with five hits in blowout win vs DET
    Eduardo Escobar homered, tripled and drove in two in Friday's tilt with the Tigers.

    Advice: The triple was Escobar's first of the season. He ended up one double shy of the cycle. In addition to that triple and his second inning home run off of Robbie Ray, Escobar collected two singles and scored three runs. The offensive outburst was certainly unexpected for Minnesota's number eight hitter. He's slashing .272/.315/.391 this season.
    Yesterday, 11:34 pm
    Bot 4, 9-1 vs ^ Det; 5:10 pm vs Det
  • Santana homers, drives in four vs Tigers
    Danny Santana went 3-for-6 with four RBI against the Tigers on Friday.

    Advice: Santana hit his sixth home run of the season in the second inning off of doomed Tigers starter Robbie Ray. His other two hits were singles. He also scored two runs. Santana has had a good season leading off for the Twins. Home runs like Friday's shouldn't be expected on a regular basis, but that aside, Santana's putting up a slash line .315/.350/.451.
    Yesterday, 11:25 pm
    Bot 4, 9-1 vs ^ Det; 5:10 pm vs Det
  • Turner stays hot, haunts former team
    Justin Turner singled, doubled, walked, scored a run and stole a base in Friday's triumph at the Mets' expense.

    Advice: Heat Check on Aisle Justin Turner. Heat Check on Aisle Justin Turner. Currently riding a six-game hitting streak, the utility man set free by these same Mets over the winter is 9-for-19 (.474) with three doubles, a homer, two steals and five RBI in that span. Turner is slashing an impressive .318/.391/.448 and needs to be started in all NL-only leagues for as long as Juan Uribe is disabled. If you're a mixed league owner with gamble in you and you want to see how long Turner can keep punching above his weight class, knock yourself out.
    Yesterday, 9:58 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    6:10 pm vs NYM
  • Panik has monster game, collects four hits
    Joe Panik went 4-for-5 with a three-run home run on Friday.

    Advice: The home run off of Doug Fister was Panik's first career home run and it helped blow the game open for the Giants on their way to a 10-3 win. He also committed an error in the contest, but we'll let that pass for the younger. In 126 ABs, the twenty-four year old is hitting .316/.344/.345.
    Yesterday, 9:12 pm
    1:05 pm ^ @Was
  • Gonzalez homers, scores twice in Astros win
    Marwin Gonzalez finished Friday's game 1-for-4 with a home run, an RBI and two runs scored.

    Advice: The fifth inning home run, a solo shot off of Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, was Gonzalez's sixth of the season. Gonzalez won't knock over the light stanchion, but he does have a bit of pop in his bat, which makes him an interesting bench shortstop in deeper AL-only leagues. For the year, Gonzalez is slashing .263/.309/.373 with six home runs and twenty RBI in 228 ABs.
    Yesterday, 8:16 pm
  • Bogaerts being evaluated for concussion
    Xander Bogaerts is being evaluated for a concussion after a HBP in the head on Friday.

    Advice: Bogaerts initially stayed in the game after being hit in the head by a Felix Hernandez pitch, but he left an inning later. The shortstop was 0-for-1 before leaving. The club should have more information on his injury and availability in the coming days.
    Yesterday, 7:00 pm
  • Bogaerts exits after hit by pitch on helmet
    Xander Bogaerts was removed from Friday's game against the Mariners after being hit in the helmet by a pitch.

    Advice: Bogaerts was hit by a Felix Hernandez pitch in the fifth inning but stayed in until the sixth. Brock Holt pinch hit for him in the sixth inning. That he was able to stay in and play shortstop suggests he may have avoided a concussion, but the Red Sox should provide more information on his status after the game.
    Yesterday, 6:35 pm
  • Barmes (groin) could rejoin Pirates on Monday
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle "expressed cautious optimism" that Clint Barmes (groin) could rejoin the club on Monday.

    Advice: Barmes has played five rehab games, and he's slated to play two more before the start of the series against the Cardinals. Barmes has been out since July 6 with a severe left groin strain.
    Yesterday, 6:15 pm
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @Mil
  • Lowrie (finger) still unable to throw or hit
    Jed Lowrie (finger) is still unable to throw or hit.

    Advice: Lowrie said the finger is feeling better despite being unable to do many baseball activities. The shortstop said he's hoping to be able to do one or both in the coming days. Lowrie has been on the disabled list for a week, and his timetable suggests he's unlikely to come off the DL when first eligible.
    Yesterday, 3:44 pm
    Disabled List
    6:05 pm vs LAA
  • Baez launches sixth homer in win over O's
    Javier Baez belted a solo homer in Friday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Kevin Gausman had made Baez look pretty silly earlier in the at-bat in the fifth inning, but he hung a 3-2 slider and the young infielder launched it over the bleachers in left field and onto Waveland Avenue. We've seen the good and the bad so far with Baez, as he has an ugly 31/4 K/BB ratio but is also one of just 10 active players with six home runs in his first 18 games.
    Yesterday, 2:28 pm
    Top 1, 0-1 vs ^ Bal
  • Carlos Sanchez recalled from Triple-A
    White Sox recalled INF Carlos Sanchez from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: He's taking Gordon Beckham's spot on the roster. Sanchez has batted .293/.349/.412 with seven homers, 57 RBI and 16 steals at Charlotte this season and is worth a look in AL-only formats, though he could fall back into a utility role when Marcus Semien comes up next month.
    Yesterday, 10:07 am
  • Ehire Adrianza still a month away
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that Ehire Adrianza (hamstring) won't return until late September.

    Advice: Depending on where the Giants are in the playoff hunt at that point, it would seem to be possible that he won't return at all. Adrianza missed three weeks earlier this season with a right hamstring strain and then aggravated the injury in late July, so the Giants are taking things slowly with him.
    Yesterday, 7:38 am
    Disabled List
    1:05 pm x @Was
  • Turner's 2-run blast pushes Dodgers past Pads
    Justin Turner blasted a game-winning two-run homer off Tyson Ross in the eighth inning Thursday to push the Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the Padres.

    Advice: Los Angeles couldn't get anything going against Ross all night, so it was quite the surprise when Turner blasted the round-tripper over the left field fence right after Carl Crawford reached on an infield single. Turner finished 2-for-3. The utility man has been a revelation whenever called upon in 2014, slashing an impressive .314/.386/.441 over 220 at-bats. As long as Juan Uribe is on the shelf, he'll play every day, making him a solid start in NL-only formats.
    Thursday, 10:08 pm
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    6:10 pm vs NYM
  • Simmons cranks seventh homer in win vs. CIN
    Andrelton Simmons slugged his seventh home run of the season, his only hit in five at-bats, as the Braves easily handled the Reds in an 8-0 victory on Thursday.

    Advice: Simmons ended a scoreless tie in the top of the second with a no-doubt solo home run to left field off of David Holmberg. The shortstop hasn't shown as much power at the plate as he did last season, slashing a meager .249/.296/.348 with 43 RBI.
    Thursday, 7:50 pm
  • Aybar collects three hits, SB in win vs. BOS
    Erick Aybar went 3-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in a win against the Angels on Thursday.

    Advice: Aybar helped the Angels scratch out an insurance run in the seventh inning off of Rubby De La Rosa with a double followed by a steal of third base. He was brought in on Kole Calhoun's sacrifice fly. The shortstop has a .270/.310/.378 slash line and is on a six-game hitting streak.
    Thursday, 7:31 pm
  • Cabrera (hamstring) to begin jogging Monday
    Everth Cabrera (hamstring) is slated to begin jogging on Monday.

    Advice: Cabrera took some grounders and hit in the batting cage on Thursday. It's sounding like the shortstop has a good chance to be activated on September 1 when rosters expand.
    Thursday, 5:40 pm
    Disabled List
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • White Sox to promote Carlos Sanchez
    Carlos Sanchez will be recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on Friday to take Gordon Beckham's spot on the roster.

    Advice: That means Marcus Semien will not be recalled, at least not until September. Sanchez was hitless in five at-bats for the big club earlier this season but has batted .293/.349/.412 with seven homers, 57 RBI and 16 steals at Charlotte. He figures to see plenty of time at second base and is worth a look in AL-only formats.
    Thursday, 4:56 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez (oblique) expected back Sun.
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly reiterated Thursday that Hanley Ramirez (oblique) should be activated on Sunday, the first day he's eligible.

    Advice: Ramirez took batting practice and went through other drills again Thursday and appears to have come out of it no worse for the wear. The shortstop was batting .277/.367/.455 with 12 homers and 12 steals over 100 games before going on the disabled list.
    Thursday, 4:18 pm
    Disabled List
    6:10 pm vs NYM
  • Baez to play SS while Castro (family) is out
    Javier Baez will play shortstop for the Cubs while Starlin Castro is on the bereavement list.

    Advice: Castro lost a cousin and three close friends to a car crash Wednesday in the Dominican Republic and could be gone for an entire week. This is a good opportunity for Baez, who has been playing primarily at second base since his promotion to the majors on August 5.
    Thursday, 11:49 am
    Top 1, 0-1 vs ^ Bal
  • Cubs place SS Starlin Castro on bereavement
    Cubs placed SS Starlin Castro on the bereavement list.

    Advice: Castro could be out for up to week after losing a cousin and three close friends in a car crash this week in the Dominican Republic. He left the Cubs on Wednesday.
    Thursday, 10:58 am
    Not Active
    Top 1, 0-1 vs x Bal
  • Ian Desmond not in Nats' lineup Thursday
    Ian Desmond is not in the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest. Danny Espinosa is starting at shortstop and Asdrubal Cabrera is at second.
    Thursday, 9:39 am
    1:05 pm vs ^ SF
  • Marlins C prospect Realmuto with 3 hits, HR
    Marlins prospect catcher J.T. Realmuto went 3-for-5 with a triple and a home run for Double-A Jacksonville on Wednesday, raising his season line to .293/.360/.455.

    Advice: Realmuto has taken over the role of the third catcher for the Marlins, as he's already been given two quick cups of coffee in 2014. He has the potential to hit .280 with 15 home runs and a handful of stolen bases as a major league regular. He should return to the Marlins in September, though he may not receive much playing time.
    Thursday, 6:51 am
    Not Active
    5:10 pm @Col
  • Amarista has two hits and two steals in win
    Alexi Amarista went 2-for-3 with a walk, two steals and an RBI Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Somebody in a deep NL-only league is going to wake up on Thursday morning smiling ear to ear at this news. For the rest of us, Amarista remains a fantasy non-factor. He's ostensibly a speedster, only these were his first steals since August 3. Amarista is on the roster for his defensive versatility, nothing more. He's batting .235 with three homers, 11 steals and 23 RBI over 294 at-bats.
    Wednesday, 10:40 pm
    Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • Mike Aviles goes 3-for-4, homers
    Mike Aviles went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a steal against the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: A big game for a guy who had been hitting .167/.228/.236 in 72 at-bats since the All-Star break. The veteran utilityman has five homers and 12 steals on the season.
    Wednesday, 8:57 pm
    Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm vs Hou
  • Drew hits first Yankees home run in a loss
    Stephen Drew had four trips to the plate, drawing a walk and hitting his first home run as a Yankee in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Drew tied the game at 1-1 when he slugged a home run to right-center in the fourth inning off of Scott Feldman. He has five on the season. Offensive success has been elusive for the shortstop. He's slashing .173/.246/.319 on the year, including his time with the Red Sox.
    Wednesday, 7:54 pm
    Top 5, 3-1 vs ^ CWS
  • Report: Starlin Castro could miss a week
    A source tells Bruce Levine of 670 The Score that Starlin Castro could miss up to a week after the death of a relative and three of his friends in the Dominican Republic.

    Advice: Castro was a late scratch from the Cubs lineup on Wednesday, and now we know why. According to Levine, the deaths came as a result of a car crash in Castro's native country. With the Cubs having little left to play for they'll certainly give Castro as much time as he needs in this tragic situation. He'll likely be placed on the bereavement list in the coming days.
    Wednesday, 7:11 pm
    Not Active
    Top 1, 0-1 vs x Bal
  • Cabrera ready to begin baseball activities
    Everth Cabrera (hamstring) will rejoin the Padres on Thursday to begin baseball activities.

    Advice: It will be the first work for Cabrera since hitting the disabled list with a left hamstring strain last week. It's still unclear how long he'll be out, as this is the second time he's been sidelined by the same hamstring strain this season. Alexi Amarista continues to start at shortstop in his absence.
    Wednesday, 5:45 pm
    Disabled List
    5:10 pm @Ari
  • Starlin Castro scratched from lineup Wed.
    Starlin Castro has been scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Giants due to a family emergency.

    Advice: It's not known whether he'll require an extended absence. Javier Baez will slide over and make his first major league start at shortstop. Meanwhile, Chris Valaika will play second base.
    Wednesday, 3:02 pm
    Not Active
    Top 1, 0-1 vs x Bal
  • Panik (finger) back in Giants' lineup on Wed.
    Joe Panik (finger) is back in the Giants' starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Cubs.

    Advice: Panik missed a couple of games after dislocating his pinkie finger on a slide into second base Sunday. The 23-year-old rookie is batting .282/.336/.333 this season.
    Wednesday, 1:42 pm
    1:05 pm ^ @Was
  • Andrelton Simmons back in Braves' lineup
    Andrelton Simmons is back in the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

    Advice: Simmons exited Tuesday's contest with sore left hip, but he's fine. The slick-fielding shortstop is hitting .304/.333/.435 with a homer and five RBI over his last six games.
    Wednesday, 12:27 pm
  • Hanson finishing strong
    Pirates prospect 2B Alen Hanson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday for Double-A Altoona.

    Advice: Gregory Polanco's rise through Pittsburgh's system this season has overshadowed Hanson's strong performance in Double-A, where the 21-year-old switch-hitter has posted a .283/.328/.449 batting line with 21 doubles, 12 triples and 11 home runs through 115 games. He's also stolen 24 bases in 33 attempts. Hanson has spent most of his professional career at shortstop, but he's been playing second base exclusively since the beginning of August. He's already committed four errors in 14 games at the keystone, though the position change hasn't affected his production.
    Wednesday, 11:25 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Mil
  • Nick Punto (hamstring) yet to swing bat
    Nick Punto (hamstring) has yet to swing a bat since being placed on the disabled list nearly three weeks ago.

    Advice: Obviously he hasn't done any running, either. Punto's progress from a strained right hamstring has come along slower than expected and he won't rejoin the A's until rosters expand.
    Wednesday, 6:43 am
    Player Note
    Nick Punto Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    Disabled List
    6:05 pm vs LAA
  • Ian Desmond knocks in four in victory
    Ian Desmond had three singles and four RBI against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: Desmond is getting about as many chances to drive in runs as anyone in the majors, and he's taking advantage, with 77 RBI through 122 games. His career high is 80, established last year. Overall, he's not hitting as well this year as he did either of the last two years -- his average currently stands at .251 after seasons of .292 and .280 -- but he's been an awfully valuable fantasy shortstop, particularly since he's the one that's managed to stay healthy.
    Tuesday, 7:30 pm
    1:05 pm vs ^ SF
  • Simmons (hip) could play Wednesday
    Andrelton Simmons exited Tuesday's game versus the Pirates with a sore left hip.

    Advice: He seems to have been removed as a precaution with the Braves having a big lead, as the club is hopeful Simmons can play Wednesday. Simmons had a hit and scored two runs before exiting.
    Tuesday, 7:23 pm
  • Panik (finger) hoping to play Wednesday
    Joe Panik (finger) is hoping to play Wednesday.

    Advice: Panik made an early exit Sunday after suffering a dislocated pinkie finger on a slide into second base and is sitting out Tuesday night. Joaquin Arias will get the start at second base in Chicago.
    Tuesday, 2:01 pm
    1:05 pm ^ @Was
  • Marlins C prospect Realmuto with 2B, 3 SB
    Marlins catching prospect J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a double, walk, and three stolen bases for Double-A Jacksonville on Monday.

    Advice: Realmuto is hitting .293/.362/.444 with 24 doubles, four triples, and six home runs in Double-A this season, and has 17 stolen bases. He is an athletic catcher who has the potential to hit .280 with 15 home runs while stealing a handful of bases. His near-term role is muddled by Jarrod Saltalmacchia's being signed through the 2016 season, but the Marlins perpetual ability to trade established veterans has to give young players, much like Realmuto, a chance.
    Tuesday, 7:49 am
    Not Active
    5:10 pm @Col
  • Baez homers in Cubs' defeat of the Mets
    Javier Baez hit a two-run homer Monday in the Cubs' win over the Mets.

    Advice: Baez also struck out twice, and has now fanned 24 times in 60 at-bats since his promotion to the major leagues. On the other hand, he is one of only two second basemen in the last 100 years to record five homers in his first 14 big league games. Jason Kipnis was the other.
    Monday, 12:18 pm
    Top 1, 0-1 vs ^ Bal
  • X-rays come back negative, Panik day-to-day
    Joe Panik (finger) is listed as day-to-day after X-rays came back negative on Sunday.

    Advice: Panik was forced to leave Sunday's game in the eighth inning after suffering a dislocated pinkie finger while sliding into second base. He'll be able to return to the Giants as soon as he is able to tolerate the pain, which is expected to be in a day or two.
    Sunday, 5:07 pm
    1:05 pm ^ @Was
  • Joe Panik suffers discloated finger Sunday
    Joe Panik is heading for X-rays after suffering a dislocated pinkie finger in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Panik sustained the injury sliding into second base in the eighth inning. He was replaced by Joaquin Arias who would stand to see extra time at second base should Panik require a trip to the disabled list. The Giants should provide an update on his status shortly.
    Sunday, 4:24 pm
    1:05 pm ^ @Was
  • Ramirez (oblique) expected back when eligible
    Hanley Ramirez (oblique) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on August 24, the first day he's eligible.

    Advice: Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that Ramirez is swinging at about 90 percent. The shortstop has also been playing catch. Ramirez was batting .277/.367/.455 with 12 homers and 12 steals over 100 games before going on the disabled list.
    Sunday, 11:47 am
    Disabled List
    6:10 pm vs NYM
  • Dodgers, Hanley won't talk contract in-season
    Dodgers president Stan Kasten said Saturday that the club has tabled contract extension talks with Hanley Ramirez until after the season.

    Advice: "Both sides have agreed we'll sit down and talk at the end of the season and decide," Kasten said. "We both decided that makes the most sense. As difficult a season as he's had physically, there is still lots of time for him to have an enormous impact for us." CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has previously reported that there was a "significant gap" between the two sides when an extension was last discussed, with Hanley's camp wanting a deal in "excess of $130 million." It's a lot to give an injury-prone player, but Ramirez will be arguably the best free agent bat this winter.
    Sunday, 10:06 am
    Disabled List
    6:10 pm vs NYM
  • Andrelton Simmons gets RBI in return
    Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in his return to action Saturday.

    Advice: Simmons missed Friday's game after receiving treatment for an abscessed tooth. The shortstop is sporting a .254/.300/.342 batting line.
    Sunday, 12:58 am
  • Danny Santana to start at shortstop Saturday
    Danny Santana will start at shortstop for the Twins on Saturday.

    Advice: He's been playing exclusively in the outfield lately, and hasn't made a start at shortstop since June 25 when he suffered a knee injury. The versatile catalyst has been a tremendous addition to the Twins lineup, hitting .325/.363/.475 with five homers, 27 RBI and 11 steals in 62 games.
    Saturday, 11:28 am
    Bot 4, 9-1 vs ^ Det; 5:10 pm vs Det
  • Bogaerts hitless in loss to Astros
    Xander Bogaerts went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's extra-inning loss to the Astros.

    Advice: It was another tough night for Bogaerts, who also made a miscue in the eighth inning which led to the Astros tying the ballgame. He's now batting just .154 over his last 52 games and .231/.294/.346 for the year.
    Friday, 9:34 pm
  • Aviles hits walk-off homer against Orioles
    Mike Aviles connected for a walk-off solo homer in a 2-1 win over the Orioles in 11 innings on Friday night.

    Advice: Aviles played the role of hero after he took Brian Matusz deep to lead off the 11th. The 33-year-old is now batting .243/.273/.330 with four homers, 29 RBI, and 11 stolen bases over 85 games this season. The Indians have won four out of their last five games and remain on the fringes of playoff contention.
    Friday, 9:04 pm
    Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    4:05 pm vs Hou
  • Castro has two hits, RBI single in loss
    Starlin Castro was 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Castro now owns a 14-game hitting streak, which ties his career-high. The 24-year-old shortstop is batting .286/.335/.429 with 12 home runs and 63 RBI through 121 games this season.
    Friday, 8:03 pm
    Not Active
    Top 1, 0-1 vs x Bal
  • Andrelton Simmons not in lineup Friday
    Andrelton Simmons is not in Friday's lineup because he's receiving treatment for an abscessed tooth.

    Advice: Simmons has battled an ankle injury recently, but this time it's his tooth that's keeping him out. He should be back in there Saturday. Phil Gosselin is filling in at shortstop Friday.
    Friday, 2:42 pm
  • Javier Baez strikes out four times
    Javier Baez struck out all four times he was up against the Brewers on Thursday.

    Advice: At least he had plenty of company, as the Cubs fanned 16 times in all. It's Baez's second four-strikeout contest in 10 games as a major leaguer. That's as many as Cal Ripken Jr., Frank Thomas and Willie McCovey had in their entire careers.
    Thursday, 2:55 pm
    Top 1, 0-1 vs ^ Bal
  • A's place Jed Lowrie (finger) on 15-day DL
    Athletics placed SS Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list with a hairline fracture in his right index finger.

    Advice: Lowrie suffered the fracture last week while trying to field a hard grounder and continues to feel discomfort. The hope is that some rest will get him back on track. The A's have called up Andy Parrino to take his spot on the active roster and will likely use him as their primary shortstop in the short-term.
    Thursday, 2:39 pm
    Disabled List
    6:05 pm vs LAA
  • Jed Lowrie (finger) to be placed on 15-day DL
    Jed Lowrie expects to be placed on the 15-day disabled list due to the hairline fracture in his right index finger.

    Advice: Lowrie suffered the fracture last week while trying to field a hard grounder. He attempted to play through the injury, but it bothers him when he throws and it has also affected his swing. The A's are likely to call up Andy Parrino from Triple-A Sacramento this weekend to take over as the club's primary shortstop.
    Thursday, 8:39 am
    Disabled List
    6:05 pm vs LAA
  • Dodgers SS prospect Seager has 2 hits, double
    Dodgers prospect shortstop Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with a double on Wednesday for Double-A Chattanooga, raising his Double-A line to .346/.358/.538.

    Advice: Seager has batted .383/.396/.596 during his current 12-game hitting streak, and he now has hits in 18 of his 20 games in Double-A. He has two walks and 23 strikeouts in 82 plate appearances (2.4 and 28.0 percent, respectively), which are both concerning. However, Seager is mashing for power and average at the Double-A level as a 20-year old, which is very impressive.
    Thursday, 8:00 am
    Not Active
    6:10 pm vs NYM
  • Hanley (oblique) played catch on Wednesday
    Hanley Ramirez (oblique) played catch Wednesday.

    Advice: It's a step in the right direction for the injured shortstop, who is aiming to return from the 15-day disabled list when first eligible (on August 24). Ramirez has been out since August 9 because of a strained right oblique. Miguel Rojas and Darwin Barney are filling in at shortstop for the National League West-leading Dodgers.
    Thursday, 7:33 am
    Disabled List
    6:10 pm vs NYM
  • Barmes (groin) to remain on rehab until Sept.
    Clint Barmes (groin) is expected to remain on his minor league rehab assignment through the end of August.

    Advice: Barmes played in his first rehab game Wednesday at Double-A Altoona and will spend about a week there before eventually moving to Triple-A Indianapolis. "I think there'll be a succession built in similar to spring training because it's been six weeks since he played," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told reporters. The light-hitting veteran infielder has been out since June 30 with a Grade 3 abductor strain.
    Thursday, 6:27 am
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @Mil
  • Javier Baez hits fourth homer in win
    Javier Baez went 2-for-4 and hit his fourth homer Wednesday versus the Brewers.

    Advice: Four homers, two doubles and five singles in 41 at-bats for Baez. He has his weaknesses -- the altered wind patterns in Chicago are driving meteorologists nuts -- but the Cubs have to be pretty pleased with his play so far.
    Wednesday, 8:57 pm
    Top 1, 0-1 vs ^ Bal
  • Nick Punto (hamstring) still not able to run
    Nick Punto (hamstring) still hasn't progressed to running.

    Advice: Punto strained his right hamstring on August 2, so he definitely won't be back when his 15 days are up. He may begin to run next week, but he's still a long way away from returning to the A's.
    Wednesday, 3:37 pm
    Player Note
    Nick Punto Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    Disabled List
    6:05 pm vs LAA
  • Simmons (ankle) returns to lineup Wednesday
    Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is in the Braves' starting lineup on Wednesday.

    Advice: Simmons sat out six straight games due to the injury, but he was back in the lineup batting seventh on Wednesday. The Braves deemed the injury minor from the outset, so it's not likely something that will continue to affect him going forward.
    Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • Lindor gets back on track
    Indians prospect SS Francisco Lindor went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on Tuesday for Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: After getting off to hot start following his promotion to Triple-A in late July, Lindor, 20, was mired in an 8-for-54 slump (.148) with one extra-base hit and 14 strikeouts over his last 12 games entering Tuesday. He's still having an impressive overall season, with a .269/.338/.383 batting line, 27 extra-base hits and 27 stolen bases through 108 games. It's basically a foregone conclusion that Lindor will be the Indians' shortstop come September, as he's poised to take over at the position full time in 2015.
    Wednesday, 12:02 pm
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs Hou
  • Clint Barmes cleared for rehab assignment
    Clint Barmes (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona on Wednesday.

    Advice: He'll eventually move up to Triple-A Indianapolis. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle indicated that Barmes will remain on the rehab assignment for a while. "It won't be quite like revisiting spring training, but he has been out six weeks," Hurdle said.
    Wednesday, 7:43 am
    Disabled List
    4:10 pm @Mil
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