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  • Nationals activate Ryan Zimmerman from DL
    Nationals activated INF Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Zimmerman missed 55 games with a torn hamstring, but has taken at-bats in extended spring training games in recent days and is ready for a return. He will bat sixth and start in left field on Saturday. The Nationals will ease him back into action though, so fantasy owners shouldn't expect him to play every night over the final week of the regular season. Rotoworld.com
    55 minutes ago
  • Travis Wood to make final start on Monday
    Travis Wood will make his final start of the 2014 season on Monday when the Cubs host the Cardinals.

    Advice: Fantasy owners who are looking to stream pitchers over the final week of the season should note that Wood is no longer scheduled for two starts. Kyle Hendricks, who starts on Tuesday, will start the season finale against the Brewers in Milwaukee on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:37 am
  • Ryu begins throwing program on Saturday
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) began his throwing program on Saturday by playing catch in the outfield.

    Advice: He received a cortisone shot earlier in the week and has taken a while to respond favorably. The hulking southpaw still believes that he will be back in time for the beginning of the playoffs, but he'll need to make significant strides very quickly for that to happen. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:28 am
  • Welington Castillo (ribs) not in Cubs lineup
    Welington Castillo (ribs) is not in the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Castillo exited Friday's game in the first inning after sustaining a right rib contusion. John Baker will get the call behind the dish and hit eighth against Roberto Hernandez on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:34 am
  • Royals recall Tim Collins from Triple-A
    Royals recalled LHP Tim Collins from Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: The diminutive southpaw struggled in 17 1/3 innings with the Royals earlier in the season. It's all hands on deck for Kansas City as they push toward the postseason. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:20 am
  • Tim Collins was called up from the minors on Friday September 19. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:56 am
  • Ryan Rua goes 4-for-5 against Angels
    Ryan Rua went 4-for-5 with a couple of runs scored in the Rangers' 12-3 rout of the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: Rua has nine hits in his last four starts, and he's now hitting .320 since his callup, though that comes with no homers and just one walk in 75 at-bats. He remains a long shot to enter next season with a role in the Texas outfield, though he's certainly helped his stock some. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:31 pm
     
    6:05 pm @LAA
  • Lisalverto Bonilla earns win over Angels
    Lisalverto Bonilla picked up a win after allowing two runs in five innings Friday against the Angels.

    Advice: Spotted seven runs in the first two innings, Bonilla had an easy path to his second big-league victory, though he did walk four along the way. His long-term role is probably in the bullpen, but he'll get one more start next week against the Astros or A's. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Hector Santiago pulled in second inning
    Hector Santiago was torched for seven runs -- six earned -- in one-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: The Angels talked before the game about using a three-man rotation in the ALDS. It seems even more likely that they'll go that route now, what with Santiago turning in his second straight dreadful performance against a subpar offense. He lasted just two innings last time out against the Astros. Santiago still has a reasonable enough 3.98 ERA for the season, but he's not someone the Angels will have much faith in come October. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Walker allows two runs in win over Astros
    Taijuan Walker allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings Friday in a 10-5 win over the Astros.

    Advice: Filling in for the injured Roenis Elias (elbow), Walker was making his first start for the Mariners since way back on July 23. The young right-hander gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out seven batters. While he wasn't great, he managed to dance around trouble for most the evening. Walker lines up for another start next week against the Blue Jays in Toronto Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Zunino clubs three-run homer vs. Astros
    Mike Zunino was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer against the Astros on Friday.

    Advice: Zunino hit one of four homers for Seattle on Friday, as Dustin Ackley hit two and Kyle Seager also went deep. The 23-year-old backstop is now up to 21 home runs and 57 RBI on the year, though he's done it with a .199/.256/.409 batting line and an ugly 150/16 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • James McCann has two hits in Tigers victory
    James McCann collected the first two hits of his major league career as the Tigers topped the Royals in Kansas City on Friday.

    Advice: Starting behind the dish in the place of the injured Alex Avila, McCann picked up his first career knock with a ground ball single in the fifth inning. He then deftly swiped second base and was able to come around to score. He boasts tremendous offensive potential, but isn't likely to play enough down the stretch to be an asset in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Jason Vargas destroyed in loss to Tigers
    Jason Vargas was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Tigers, allowing five runs on nine hits over just 3 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Vargas struck out one and didn't issue a walk in the abbreviated outing. The Tigers jumped on him early in this one, pushing three runs across in the first, one in the second and another in the fourth to eventually chase the veteran southpaw. He has been a valuable member of the Royals rotation, registering a 3.59 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 183 innings. He'll do battle against the Indians in Cleveland in his final regular season start on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:28 pm
  • Ynoa has four hits in rout of Diamondbacks
    Rafael Ynoa had a memorable night at the plate in Friday's thrashing of the Diamondbacks, going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a triple.

    Advice: Ynoa also drove home three runs. He delivered a run-scoring double off opposing starter Chase Anderson in the fourth inning, then tacked on a two-run triple the following frame. While he profiles best as a utility infielder at the big league level, he's now hitting an impressive .417/.417/.528 in his limited action with the Rockies. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:14 pm
     
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  • Jordan Lyles defeats D'Backs to earn 7th win
    Jordan Lyles picked up his seventh victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Diamondbacks to two runs on nine hits over his six innings of work.

    Advice: Lyles struck out just one opposing hitter and didn't issue a walk on the night. While he was far from dominant, he was able to keep the D'Backs hitters off-balance and prevent them from mounting any serious scoring threats. He will carry a 4.15 ERA and 1.36 WHIP into his season finale against the Padres in San Diego on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Cozart has two hits and RBI in loss to Cards
    Zack Cozart went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: It was the only offense of the game for the Reds. Cozart has been one of the least productive regulars in the majors this season, batting just .225/.273/.299 with three home runs and 37 RBI over 140 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Zimmerman (hamstring) to be activated Sat.
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

    Advice: Zimmerman went 3-for-8 with a home run while getting in some at-bats at the Nationals' spring training complex and, most importantly, apparently didn't have issues with his right hamstring. Don't expect him to play every day, but Zimmerman is obviously a nice bat for the surging Nats to welcome back. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:17 pm
  • Welington Castillo has rib contusion
    Welington Castillo has been diagnosed with a left rib contusion.

    Advice: Castillo exited Friday's game in the first inning with the injury. He'll be re-evaluated before it's determined how much time he might miss. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:12 pm
  • Welington Castillo exits with back injury
    Welington Castillo left Friday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent back injury.

    Advice: Castillo appeared to tweak his back in the top of the first inning and was pinch-hit for by Rafael Lopez in the bottom of the frame. The Cubs should have more on Castillo's status later Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:02 pm
  • Ryu hopes to throw Saturday or Sunday
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is aiming to resume throwing on Saturday or Sunday.

    Advice: The hope had been that he could start throwing Friday, but he remains sore after receiving a cortisone shot. Ryu did report improvement Friday and thinks he'll be back in time for the playoffs, but we'll just have to see how he recovers over the next couple weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:21 am
  • Ryu (shoulder) to begin throwing program
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a throwing program on Friday.

    Advice: Ryu has been shut down over the last week due to inflammation in his pitching shoulder. His timetable should be clarified over the coming days, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, not surprisingly, said it would be "a stretch" to think Ryu could be ready to fill the vacancy in the team's rotation on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:52 am
  • Zimmerman (hammy) plays again Thu.
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) went 1-for-7 as the DH on Thursday in a simulated game at the Nationals' spring training complex in Viera, Florida.

    Advice: Zimmerman is slated to play seven innings in left field Friday before being reevaluated. The Nationals are hoping to have him back for the final few days of the regular season to get him ready for the playoffs. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:29 pm
  • Taijuan Walker to start Friday versus Astros
    Taijuan Walker will start for the Mariners on Friday night against the Astros.

    Advice: He'll be filling in for Roenis Elias, who is likely done for the season with elbow troubles. Walker owns a 2.96 ERA and 21/15 K/BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings (three starts and three relief appearances) this season for the Mariners and makes for an intriguing fantasy streamer against the punchless 'Stros. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:09 am
  • Bonilla to start for Rangers on Friday
    Lisalverto Bonilla will start for the Rangers against the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: Bonilla made his first major league start over the weekend, picking up the win against the Braves. With Scott Baker still dealing with a triceps issue, Bonilla will get another turn, this time against the AL West-champion Angels. The 24-year-old isn't much of a streaming option at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:56 pm
  • Zimmerman (hammy) plays five sim. innings
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) played five innings of defense in a simulated game Wednesday at the Nationals' spring training complex in Viera, Florida.

    Advice: Zimmerman spent three of those innings at first base and the other two at third, reporting no issues with his hamstring. He's scheduled to DH on Thursday and will then play seven innings of left field on Friday. The Nationals are hoping to have him back on their active roster in some capacity for the final week of the regular season (and then into the playoffs). Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:29 pm
  • Zimmerman (hamstring) plays simulated game
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) played three innings of first base Tuesday in a simulated game at the Nationals' spring training complex in Florida.

    Advice: Zimmerman hit two doubles in five at-bats and ran the bases without issue. He is expected to play five innings at first base on Wednesday with an eye on returning to the Nationals' active roster in some capacity for the final week of the regular season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:17 pm
  • Travis Wood goes six scoreless
    Travis Wood tossed six scoreless innings, allowing three hits, against the Reds on Monday.

    Advice: Wood's two best starts since the All-Star break have both come against that motley crew the Reds are currently calling their lineup. He lowered his ERA from 5.03 to 4.86 tonight. Next up is a start against the Dodgers, which probably won't be so easy. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:27 pm
  • Ryu's (shoulder) regular season likely over
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is not expected to make another start during the regular season.

    Advice: An MRI on Ryu's left shoulder showed only inflammation, but the Dodgers still plan to bring him along slowly. He'll resume throwing later this week, but there will be barely over a week left in the season at that point and he just won't have time. Whether he'll be able to make it back for some starts during the postseason remains to be seen. Carlos Frias is starting Wednesday in Ryu's place. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:44 pm
  • Zimmerman (hammy) set for simulated game
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) went through a full workout Monday in Viera, Florida and is slated to play three innings at first base Tuesday in a simulated game.

    Advice: He's expected to progress to five innings on Wednesday and serve as a DH on Thursday before being reevaluated. Zimmerman has been out since late July with a Grade 3 hamstring strain, but the Nationals are hoping to get him back at some point next week. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:12 pm
  • Santiago walks five in early exit vs. Astros
    Hector Santiago walked five and gave up three runs over two innings in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Santiago also gave up five hits as he proved largely ineffective. One of those five hits was a three-run homer to Gregorio Petit for all three of the Astros' runs against him. The loss dropped him to 5-8 with a 3.55 ERA on the year. He'll look for a better outing Friday against the Rangers. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:43 pm
  • Lyles gives up nine hits, three runs vs. STL
    Jordan Lyles allowed three runs on nine hits over six innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

    Advice: Lyles gave up nine hits, but it was back-to-back knocks -- a Matt Holliday double followed by a Jhonny Peralta homer -- that did all the damage. Lyles took the loss despite the quality start, falling to 6-3. He'll take a 4.21 ERA into Friday's contest against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:07 pm
  • Vargas falters late in loss against Red Sox
    Jason Vargas allowed five runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.

    Advice: Two big swings, only one of which came while Vargas was still in the game, proved the difference. Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer off Vargas in the third inning, and after allowing two hits in the sixth Vargas exited ahead of a Daniel Nava grand slam. It was an unfortunate result on what was an otherwise good day for Vargas -- he struck out eight while giving up just four hits all day. Vargas will take on the Tigers on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:40 pm
  • Ryu (shoulder) is doubtful to make next start
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) is doubtful to make his next start Wednesday versus the Rockies.

    Advice: Ryu exited his start Friday against the Giants with left shoulder irritation and he is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday in Los Angeles. He told reporters that the feeling of discomfort is familiar and not overly serious, but the Dodgers obviously want to make sure. Ryu is 14-7 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in 26 starts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:13 pm
  • Bonilla gives up two runs for first MLB win
    Making his first major league start, Lisalverto Bonilla yielded two runs over six innings in a 3-2 win over the Braves on Saturday.

    Advice: The win was his first in the big leagues. Bonilla was a little shaky, allowing four hits and four walks while throwing 43 out of 78 pitches for strikes, but he managed to avoid any major damage outside of the third inning. He struck out four. The 24-year-old made the start in place of Scott Baker (triceps) and could get another look after today. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 12:57 pm
  • Zimmerman to face live pitching on Monday
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is slated to face live pitching in the instructional league in Viera on Monday.

    Advice: Zimmerman was able to run at 60 percent on Friday and continues to make progress toward a return to the Nationals lineup. Even is he returns at some point next week though, he's only expected to see sporadic playing time down the stretch so he isn't a strong option in most mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:26 am
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu likely to miss some time
    Hyun-Jin Ryu said his shoulder feels much like it did earlier this year when a similar problem took "a week or two" to resolve.

    Advice: That according to the Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin. If Ryu can't make his next start -- and the odds are certainly against it -- manager Don Mattingly said Carlos Frias will fill in. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:56 pm
  • Bonilla to start for Rangers on Saturday
    Lisalverto Bonilla will start for the Rangers on Saturday against the Braves.

    Advice: Scott Baker was scratched from his scheduled start, so the 24-year-old right-hander will make his first career start. He posted a 4.10 ERA and 92/25 K/BB ratio over 74 2/4 innings at Triple-A Round Rock this season, but should be avoided for mixed league purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:45 pm
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu leaves with irritated shoulder
    Hyun-Jin Ryu was removed from Friday's start against the Giants due to left shoulder irritation.

    Advice: Before departing, Ryu had allowed four runs on five hits in his one inning of work, and clearly didn't look like himself. The Dodgers should provide an update on his status after the game. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:33 pm
  • Ryan Rua has two hits, RBI as Rangers win
    Ryan Rua went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Rangers defeated the Braves on Friday in Arlington.

    Advice: Rua tied the game at 1-1 in the sixth inning with an RBI groundout to plate Guilder Rodriguez. He has done a nice job in his limited time with the Rangers, slashing .278/.304/.333 with seven RBI in his first 54 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:08 pm
     
    6:05 pm @LAA
  • Zimmerman (hamstring) runs at 60 percent
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) did some running at about 60 percent on Friday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's ran since being placed on the disabled list back in late July. Zimmerman did starts and stops while running and also did some hitting on the field. The next step for the third baseman will be to head to the Nationals' spring training complex on Sunday to get in some live batting practice. Zimmerman could conceivably be activated at some point next week, but the Nats plan to be careful with his playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:23 pm
  • Zimmerman to go to instructional league soon
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) is tentatively scheduled to go to the instructional league in Viera, Florida next week.

    Advice: Zimmerman, out since late July with a Grade 3 hamstring strain, resumed taking batting practice earlier this week. Running at full speed will be the real test for his hamstring, but assuming no setbacks, he'll get eased into game action in Florida before rejoining the Nationals. He could make it back during the final week of the regular season, but fantasy owners obviously shouldn't be counting on him at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:17 pm
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