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  • Lowrie homers as Astros take down the Padres
    Jed Lowrie finished 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a solo home run on Monday to help lead the Astros past the Padres.

    Advice: Lowrie broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning with a solo home run down the right field line off of James Shields. The shortstop hit only six home runs last season, but has four already along with 10 RBI and a .300/.432/.567 triple-slash line.
    Yesterday, 10:53 pm
  • Jed Lowrie departs game with thumb injury
    Jed Lowrie exited Monday's game against the Padres with a right thumb injury.

    Advice: The injury occurred on a slide into home plate. It's not clear at this point how serious the ailment is, but the Astros should have more on Lowrie's status after the game. It's awful timing, as the red-hot Lowrie went 2-for-3 with a homer Monday to push his season batting line to .300/.432/.567.
    Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Turner clubs pinch-hit three-run homer in win
    Justin Turner mashed a three-run home run as a pinch-hitter as the Dodgers topped the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: The Dodgers had put two men on base with one out against Yusmeiro Petit in the eighth inning. Turner laced the first pitch he saw over the outstretched glove of center fielder Angel Pagan for a three-run blast to extend the Dodgers' lead to 8-3. It's the first homer of the year for Turner, who is batting .310/.333/.517 in 30 plate appearances as a utilityman.
    Yesterday, 10:14 pm
    7:10 pm vs SF
  • Blue Jays place Reyes (rib) on disabled list
    Blue Jays placed SS Jose Reyes on the 15-day disabled list with a cracked rib.

    Advice: Reyes attempted to play through a small fracture in his left rib cage, but the pain has evidently become too much. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined. The Jays have called up Jonathan Diaz and figure to go with Ryan Goins as their primary shortstop while Reyes is on the shelf.
    Yesterday, 8:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    3:10 pm @Bos
  • Iglesias homers to help Tigers eke out a win
    Jose Iglesias went 3-for-5 with a triple and a solo home run as the Tigers narrowly beat the Twins on Monday.

    Advice: Iglesias sent a Tommy Milone offering over the fence in left field in the first inning to give the Tigers an early 1-0 lead. He also tripled to lead off the seventh inning but was stranded. Though his numbers had been tapering off recently, Iglesias maintains a superb .397/.449/.540 triple-slash line with one home run, three RBI, and five stolen bases.
    Yesterday, 8:35 pm
  • Yunel Escobar (hand) day-to-day
    Yunel Escobar (hand) expects to miss 1-2 games.

    Advice: Escobar suffered a lacerated hand when he was spiked by the Braves' Andrelton Simmons on a play at third base Monday. He had to be bandaged up but avoided any broken bones.
    Yesterday, 7:54 pm
  • Segura plates three runs in a losing effort
    Jean Segura knocked in three of the Brewers' four runs on Monday in a losing effort versus the Reds.

    Advice: Segura finished 2-for-5 on the night. He plated the Brewers' first run in the third inning with a single, then added his team's final two runs with another single in the ninth inning. Segura hasn't hit for much power but has otherwise performed well, batting .312/.338/.403 with eight RBI and three stolen bases.
    Yesterday, 7:52 pm
  • Aviles homers, walks twice as Indians lose
    Mike Aviles provided the Indians their only two runs with a home run in Monday's loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Aviles hit a two-run home run off of Jason Vargas in the fifth inning to knot the game at 2-2. He finished 1-for-2 with a pair of walks along with the round-tripper. Aviles is batting .257/.366/.457 with two home runs and three RBI on the season but has come to the plate only 41 times. Despite his multi-position eligibility, Aviles doesn't have much fantasy value with his irregular playing time.
    Yesterday, 6:53 pm
    New Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    3:10 pm vs KC
  • Yunel Escobar exits game with hand injury
    Yunel Escobar left Monday's game against the Braves with an apparent left hand injury.

    Advice: He appeared to be spiked by Andrelton Simmons as Simmons collided with him at third base. The Nationals should provide an update on Escobar's status before long.
    Yesterday, 5:42 pm
  • Alexei Ramirez not in CHW lineup Monday
    Alexei Ramirez is not in the White Sox starting lineup Monday versus the Orioles.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for Ramirez. Gordon Beckham is starting at shortstop and Conor Gillaspie is playing third base Monday against O's righty Ubaldo Jimenez.
    Yesterday, 12:14 pm
  • Francisco Lindor pounds four hits on Sunday
    Indians prospect Francisco Lindor finished Sunday's doubleheader with four hits for Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Lindor has raised his average from .191 to .302 during his four-game hitting streak. The 21-year-old has always been a defensive wizard but it's taken a while for his bat to catch up. Lindor's long-awaited big league debut could be coming shortly, especially if he continues to feast on Triple-A pitching.
    Yesterday, 12:00 pm
    Not Active
    3:10 pm vs KC
  • Nick Franklin (oblique) near rehab assignment
    Nick Franklin (oblique) expects to begin a minor league rehab assignment at some point this week.

    Advice: Franklin seemed to be trending toward minor league games early last week, but the Rays slowed his rehab as a precautionary measure. The 24-year-old was poised to open the 2015 season as Tampa Bay's starting second baseman before suffering an oblique strain at the end of spring training. He should be ready to rock in early May and may carry some value in deep fantasy leagues.
    Yesterday, 7:39 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm @NYY
  • Hanley homers twice and drives in four vs BAL
    Hanley Ramirez homered twice and drove in four runs in an 18-7 loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

    Advice: Hanley's onslaught didn't come until the game was well out of reach. He hit a solo home run in the eighth inning and a three-run shot in the ninth to draw the team to within 18-7. Close but not quite on the comeback. Han-Ram now has eight home runs and 17 RBI, with a terrifying slash of .300/.359/.643. Some guys crumble under the pressure of playing for the Red Sox, some guys don't. Ramirez is clearly of the later species and is making his club look very smart for signing him to the big off-season deal.
    Sunday, 2:21 pm
    3:10 pm vs Tor
  • Carlos Correa raises his average to .356
    Astros prospect Carlos Correa had a productive night Saturday, going 3-for-5 with a homer and a stolen base for Double-A Corpus Christi in the second game of a doubleheader.

    Advice: Correa rebounded nicely after going hitless in the first game of the doubleheader. The 20-year-old has quietly been one of the best hitters in Double-A this season, ranking fifth in the Texas League in batting average (.356) and second in RBI (16). It's only a matter of time before he gets called up to Triple-A Fresno.
    Sunday, 1:05 pm
    Not Active
  • Corey Seager cranks a pair of homers
    Dodgers prospect Corey Seager belted a pair of homers Saturday for Double-A Tulsa.

    Advice: The 20-year-old has impressed at every level, hitting .320 across 1,082 minor league at-bats. Seager doesn't walk much (just two free passes this season), but that approach hasn't hindered his success. His .433 average this season leads all Texas League hitters. Seager doesn't have anything left to prove at Double-A and should be headed to Triple-A Oklahoma City shortly.
    Sunday, 12:42 pm
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs SF
  • Orlando Arcia launches first Double-A homer
    Brewers prospect Orlando Arcia extended his hitting streak to eight games Saturday with a 2-for-4 outing for Double-A Biloxi.

    Advice: The 20-year-old went deep for his first Double-A home run on Saturday. Arcia's .458 average this season is second-best in the Southern League. Milwaukee's top prospect has recorded at least two hits in each of his last three games. If the name sounds familiar it's because Arcia's older brother Oswaldo plays outfield for the Minnesota Twins.
    Sunday, 12:11 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm @Cin
  • Hardy (shoulder) needs 3-4 rehab games
    J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will need at least 3-4 rehab games before being activated from the disabled list.

    Advice: He'll rest until Wednesday after being given a cortisone injection in his ailing left shoulder Saturday, so that means Hardy won't be activated until next weekend in a best-case scenario. Everth Cabrera will continue to fill in at shortstop for the Orioles.
    Sunday, 9:09 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs CWS
  • Jose Reyes not in lineup on Sunday
    Jose Reyes is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Reyes hasn't done much at the plate this week while battling a small fracture in his left rib cage, but this just appears to be a day of rest. Ryan Goins is filling in at shortstop, while Devon Travis is in the leadoff spot.
    Sunday, 7:36 am
    15-Day DL
    3:10 pm @Bos
  • Elvis Andrus goes 2-for-4, steals base
    Elvis Andrus finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base Saturday against the Angels.

    Advice: Andrus has reached base in five straight, a major accomplishment for a Rangers hitter this year. Unfortunately, he's still batting just .208 overall. Worse, he's drawn one walk in 73 at-bats, an unusual problem for the light-hitting shortstop; if nothing else, he's usually managed a decent walk rate for a guy with so little power.
    Saturday, 9:46 pm
  • Tulowitzki hits home run in loss to Giants
    Troy Tulowitzki hit a solo home run in Saturday's 11-inning loss to the Giants.

    Advice: The home run was Tulowitzki's second of the season and gave him nine RBI. He also added a single to finish the game 2-for-5. While his .303/.309/.530 slash-line is impressive in its own right (though his lack of walks is somewhat odd), owners should be even more pleased that Tulo's showing no ill-effect or discomfort from last year's hip surgery. If he can stay healthy, his bat remains one of the best in the game.
    Saturday, 9:21 pm
  • J.J. Hardy receives a shoulder injection
    J.J. Hardy was given a shoulder injection on Saturday.

    Advice: He'll rest up for a few days before testing his shoulder again on Wednesday. Hardy was originally expected to be back at the end of the month, but that's no longer an option. We won't know how close Hardy is until he begins a rehab assignment. Everth Cabrera has been filling in at shortstop for the Orioles.
    Saturday, 7:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs CWS
  • Danny Santana getting a breather on Saturday
    Danny Santana is not in the Twins' lineup Saturday.

    Advice: Santana entered the year as a fantasy sleeper but instead has scuffled out of the gate. His average is barely above the Mendoza line and he's only swiped one bag after stealing 20 last season. With Santana sitting out, Eduardo Escobar will draw the start at shortstop. Joe Mauer is the only lefty in the lineup tonight against Mariners southpaw James Paxton.
    Saturday, 3:49 pm
    5:10 pm vs Det
  • Zobrist to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery
    Ben Zobrist is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

    Advice: The typical time frame for recovery is 4-to-6 weeks. The Athletics have enough moving parts and versatility to overcome his absence in the short term. Eric Sogard should see most of the work at second base while Zobrist is on the shelf.
    Saturday, 10:56 am
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • A's place Ben Zobrist (knee) on disabled list
    Athletics placed INF/OF Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee injury.

    Advice: Zobrist had been attempting to play through the injury, but the A's have opted to play it safe and avoid the risk of further injury. There's a chance that he could require arthroscopic knee surgery.
    Saturday, 9:17 am
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • Peralta goes 3-for-4 with home run in win
    Jhonny Peralta hit a solo home run and went 3-for-4 in Friday's game against the Brewers.

    Advice: Peralta launched the solo home run off of Matt Garza in the sixth inning. The big game jumped his batting line up to .317/.344/.500. All was not roses for the shortstop, as he did commit an error in the field. Such things do not lead to runs when you're playing the Brewers, though, and the Cardinals still came away with a 3-0 win.
    Friday, 11:35 pm
  • Segura notches two hits in loss to Cardinals
    Jean Segura went 2-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Segura had two singles in the game and is now slashing .302/.333/.398. The Brewers, as a team, managed just five hits. While Segura's putting up decent stats, there's only so much that a relatively light-hitting shortstop can do when everybody around him is struggling. To wit, Segura and Adam Lind are the only two regulars currently hitting over .246.
    Friday, 11:12 pm
  • Marcus Semien goes 2-for-5, homers
    Making his first start in the leadoff spot, Marcus Semien went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Friday against the Astros.

    Advice: With Sam Fuld on the bench, it's the first time this year that Semien has batted higher than eighth. He'll probably return to the bottom of the order on Saturday, but it's possible he could get a long look in the two hole if he continues hitting. He has six hits in his last three games, raising his average to .279.
    Friday, 10:51 pm
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • Beckham cranks third homer of season
    Tim Beckham hit his third home run of the season when he went yard against Jeff Francis in the seventh inning of Friday's romp over the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Beckham's been a pinch-hit wizard, with both of his other homers this season coming off the bench. While Beckham did pinch-hit for David DeJesus against the Blue Jays on Friday, the home run came in his second at-bat. He finished the game 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored. A former No. 1 overall pick, his strong bench bat would probably be fun to own just for the sake of awesomeness. Over 36 AB's, he's hitting .278/.325/.583. It's not quite enough at-bats to say he's a must-add, but if he's floating on the waiver wire, keep an eye on him.
    Friday, 10:13 pm
  • Reyes does not record hit in big loss to Rays
    Jose Reyes went 0-for-3 in Friday's blowout loss to the Rays.

    Advice: Reyes, who is dealing with a small fracture in his left rib, went hit-less against the Rays and has not recorded a hit in his last seven at-bats. Stretching beyond the last few games, he has just one hit since April 21, spanning 15 at-bats. While he has avoided a stay on the disabled list for the time being, it's not a surprise that the speedy shortstop has struggled of late. Reyes is hitting just .250/.268/.308 and has limited fantasy value until he starts getting on base more.
    Friday, 9:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    3:10 pm @Bos
  • Nick Ahmed goes 0-for-3 in loss
    Nick Ahmed went 0-for-3 before being removed for a pinch-hitter Friday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Ahmed is quite the defender, but he's batting .128 with one extra-base hit, one RBI and one run scored through 47 at-bats. He can't remain quite this bad, but he's likely to be the NL's worst offensive regular for however long the Diamondbacks stick with him.
    Friday, 9:46 pm
    6:40 pm vs Col
  • Hanley Ramirez homers in win over Orioles
    Hanley Ramirez hit a solo home run in Friday's win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Ramirez went back-to-back with teammate David Ortiz in the fifth inning. He would finish the game 2-for-5. The former Red Sox prospect-turned-Dodger-turned Red Sox player is loving life in Boston right now and is slashing .274/.333/.565 with five home runs, 13 RBI and 11 runs scored.
    Friday, 9:31 pm
    3:10 pm vs Tor
  • Ben Zobrist (knee) back in action Friday
    Ben Zobrist (knee) is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's his first start since he hurt his left knee during Sunday's game. Zobrist is being used in the designated hitter spot Friday but should be ready to play the field soon.
    Friday, 2:14 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • Troy Tulowitzki absent from Friday's lineup
    Troy Tulowitzki is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It appears to just be a day of rest. Daniel Descalso is starting at shortstop Friday in Tulowitzki's place.
    Friday, 1:20 pm
  • Dean Anna optioned to Triple-A
    Cardinals optioned INF Dean Anna to Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: He managed just one pinch-hitting appearance during his brief time with the big club. Anna will go back to being Memphis' regular shortstop.
    Friday, 12:18 pm
    Not Active
    5:15 pm vs Phi
  • Ryan Flaherty (groin) placed on disabled list
    Orioles placed INF Ryan Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 23, with a strained right groin.

    Advice: Flaherty thinks he'll be ready to play in a week or so, but Baltimore couldn't afford to wait. With J.J. Hardy (shoulder) and Jonathan Schoop (knee) also out, the O's will roll with Everth Cabrera at shortstop and Jimmy Paredes and Rey Navarro at second base for a while.
    Friday, 11:46 am
    Player Note
    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs CWS
  • Lindor gets back on track
    Indians prospect SS Francisco Lindor enjoyed his best game of the season Thursday, going 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles, three RBI and a stolen base for Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Lindor, 21, has gotten off to a rough start back in the International League, batting just .212/.293/.365 through 14 games, but he’s begun to heat up as of late with an .845 OPS and four extra-base hits in the last six games. The Indians don’t appear to be in a hurry to promote the defensively gifted Lindor, though it’d be surprising if he weren’t the Tribe’s starting shortstop by the end of June.
    Friday, 11:28 am
    Not Active
    3:10 pm vs KC
  • Corey Seager playing some 3B at Double-A
    Dodgers infield prospect Corey Seager has been playing some third base at Double-A Tulsa.

    Advice: He's played there twice so far this season and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman expects to see Seager at the hot corner "roughly once a week." Although the consensus among scouts is that the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder will eventually move to third base, the Dodgers aren't ready to push Seager off shortstop yet. "The idea is at some point, whether it’s this year or next year, to the extent that we have an injury and he’s our best option if he’s only played shortstop, that obviously limits him to an injury happening at that one position," Friedman said. "Giving him reps at another position only helps him and helps us." Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 5 prospect in the game, Seager is hitting .423/.436/.654 with two homers in his first 13 games for Tulsa and should be promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City before long.
    Friday, 6:19 am
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs SF
  • Zobrist still long shot to start on Friday
    Ben Zobrist (knee) indicated after Thursday's game that he's feeling better every day, but he still needs to run the bases pregame and show he can do various other activities before returning to the starting lineup.

    Advice: Zobrist appeared as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning of Thursday's contest and said that his knee still felt "weird" as he trotted down to first base. While it's encouraging that he's improving by the day, a full return still looks to be a couple of days away.
    Thursday, 6:56 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • Flaherty dealing with tweak to groin
    Ryan Flaherty suffered a groin injury while running from first to second on Wednesday.

    Advice: He apparently suffered it on the very last play of the game. Flaherty indicated that he didn't believe this was a DL-worthy injury. If he is able to avoid the DL, he'll still likely miss at least a few games this weekend.
    Thursday, 2:56 pm
    Player Note
    Ryan Flaherty Bal - 2B,3B,SS
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs CWS
  • Zobrist (knee) could be available off bench
    A's manager Bob Melvin said that Ben Zobrist (knee) could be available to pinch-hit if he feels good after pre-game activities on Thursday.

    Advice: Zobrist received a cortisone shot in his left knee on Monday. He's recovering from cartilage issues. He could make his way back into the lineup on Friday.
    Thursday, 2:16 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • Hanley Ramirez getting night off on Thursday
    Hanley Ramirez is not in the Red Sox starting lineup Thursday night versus the Rays.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for Hanley. Allen Craig is starting in left field and batting seventh for the Red Sox against Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi.
    Thursday, 12:15 pm
    3:10 pm vs Tor
  • Jose Iglesias not in Tigers' lineup Thursday
    Jose Iglesias is not in the Tigers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Yankees.

    Advice: Sounds like it's just a day of rest. Hernan Perez will start at shortstop in the matinee game.
    Thursday, 6:50 am
  • Escobar clears bases with a double in a loss
    Yunel Escobar went 1-for-4 with a three-run double in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Escobar cleared the bases with two outs in the third inning, helping the Nationals close out a 5-0 deficit with a five-run frame. The third baseman played hero on Tuesday, clubbing a walk-off home run and came up big again. In 56 plate appearances, Escobar has two home runs, five RBI, and is batting .275/.339/.451.
    Wednesday, 7:27 pm
  • Zobrist (knee) set to do baseball activities
    Ben Zobrist (knee) will do baseball activities Thursday.

    Advice: Zobrist is ready to take batting practice, do work in the field and run the bases as he returns from cartilage issues in his left knee. If Thursday goes well, a return to the Athletics' lineup could feasibly come as early as Friday.
    Wednesday, 4:53 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • Zobrist (knee) still not in A's lineup Wed.
    Ben Zobrist (knee) is not in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday against the Angels.

    Advice: Zobrist received a cortisone shot in his left knee on Monday, and he was expected to miss a few games as he recovers from cartilage issues. An MRI taken of the knee showed no ligament damage, so the hope is that he'll be back in the lineup in a few more days. If not, he may need surgery on the knee to clean up some of the cartilage. Marcus Semien started at shortstop Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 3:21 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • Escobar swats a walk-off homer vs. Cardinals
    Yunel Escobar hit a walk-off solo home run in the 10th inning to send the Nationals to a victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

    Advice: With two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning of a 1-1 game against the Cardinals, Escobar sent a Carlos Villanueva offering over the fence in left-center to end the game. Escobar, who was 0-for-4 prior to the homer, hadn't played since Friday due to a groin issue. He has quietly had a productive start to the season, batting .277/.346/.447 with a pair of home runs.
    Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • Hanley collects two more hits against Rays
    Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Ramirez had two of the team's seven hits against Rays starter Chris Archer. The stolen base was his first of the season after swiping 14 last year. The shortstop-turned-outfielder has been everything the Red Sox paid for in the early part of the season, batting .269/.328/.558 with five home runs and 12 RBI in 13 games.
    Tuesday, 7:10 pm
    3:10 pm vs Tor
  • Jose Reyes (rib) back in Blue Jays' lineup
    Jose Reyes (rib) is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

    Advice: Reyes is dealing with a small fracture in his left rib cage and will reportedly try to hit exclusively from the right side of the plate for now. There's no telling if things will get worse or whether his production will suffer, so we wouldn't say he's out of the woods yet. Still, he has at least avoided a trip to the disabled list.
    Tuesday, 12:54 pm
    15-Day DL
    3:10 pm @Bos
  • Yunel Escobar (groin) back in lineup Tuesday
    Yunel Escobar (groin) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Escobar ended up missing just two games due to a groin strain. He'll bat sixth against right-hander Lance Lynn as the Nationals are slowly getting back to full strength.
    Tuesday, 12:45 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.
    Tuesday, 12:17 pm
    3:10 pm vs Tor
  • Hardy (shoulder) to work out in Triple-A
    J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will work out with Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.

    Advice: Hardy, who is working his way back from a left shoulder strain, did the same thing with Double-A Bowie last Friday. While he's doing some baseball activities, he's not ready to begin a minor league assignment and it's still unclear when he will be.
    Tuesday, 10:13 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs CWS
  • Semien homers as Athletics beat the Angels
    Marcus Semien went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Monday in a win over the Angels.

    Advice: Semien went yard off of Matt Shoemaker in the fourth inning to boost the Athletics' lead to 5-3. The shortstop had been in a bit of a funk, going just 2-for-17 in his previous five games entering Monday.
    Monday, 10:12 pm
    Player Note
    Marcus Semien Oak - 2B,3B,SS
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • 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.
    Monday, 4:04 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • 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.
    Monday, 2:46 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • 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.
    Monday, 1:03 pm
    3:10 pm vs Tor
  • 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.
    Monday, 8:53 am
    3:10 pm vs Tor
  • 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.
    Monday, 8:38 am
    3:10 pm vs Tor
  • Tulowitzki goes hit-less in loss to Dodgers
    Troy Tulowitzki did not record a hit in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Tulo ended the game 0-for-3. He shouldn't hang his head, though, as the Dodgers combined to hold the Rockies to just four hits in the contest. Even with the uneventful day at the park, Tulowitzki's still hitting .326/.340/.543 with one home run, seven RBI and eight runs scored. As always, if Tulowitzki can remain healthy, he will be one of the top offensive producers in baseball. To this point, his hip has not started barking at him.
    Apr 19, 5:22 pm
  • Francisco Lindor hits his first homer of 2015
    Indians top prospect Francisco Lindor blasted his first homer Saturday for Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: It was a solo shot to left field. Lindor hasn't shown us much with the bat, hitting only .212 in his first 33 at-bats. Power is never going to be his strong suit but if Lindor can get that average up, he should get called up to the big leagues.
    Apr 19, 2:46 pm
    Not Active
    3:10 pm vs KC
  • 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.
    Apr 19, 1:33 pm
    Player Note
    Ben Zobrist Oak - 2B,SS,OF
    15-Day DL
    7:05 pm vs LAA
  • Jose Reyes (rib) could play on Tuesday
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Sunday that Jose Reyes could return to the Blue Jays lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Reyes will be limited to hitting only from the right side of the plate as he's dealing with a small fracture in his left rib cage, but it looks as though he'll be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list.
    Apr 19, 1:15 pm
    15-Day DL
    3:10 pm @Bos
  • Danny Santana not in Sunday's lineup
    Danny Santana is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest. Eduardo Escobar is at shortstop Sunday in Santana's place, while Brian Dozier has moved up to the leadoff spot.
    Apr 19, 8:10 am
    5:10 pm vs Det
  • MRI on Escobar's groin shows inflammation
    An MRI on Yunel Escobar's groin showed only inflammation.

    Advice: Escobar was injured on Friday when he tweaked his groin while running out a ground ball. He'll avoid the disabled list for now, as the hope is that he can work out Sunday and return to the lineup Tuesday after Monday's off day. Danny Espinosa is at third base Sunday.
    Apr 19, 7:45 am
  • Cardinals recall Dean Anna from AAA level
    Cardinals recalled INF Dean Anna from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Anna failed to make the Cardinals' roster out of spring training after a rough showing in Grapefruit League play, but he is needed now for the bench with Randal Grichuk (back) heading to the disabled list. Anna can play all around the diamond defensively. He carries no fantasy relevance in a utility role.
    Apr 18, 2:19 pm
    Not Active
    5:15 pm vs Phi
  • Yunel Escobar (groin) to undergo MRI
    Yunel Escobar (groin) will undergo an MRI on Saturday.

    Advice: Escobar said that he felt okay on Saturday and remains optimistic that he'll be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list, but the Nationals want to make sure before making a determination.
    Apr 18, 8:54 am
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