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  • Josh Willingham returned to action on Tuesday September 16. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:40 am
  • Steve Tolleson returned to action on Tuesday September 16. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:40 am
  • Jake Lamb returned to action on Tuesday September 16. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:40 am
  • Francisco Cervelli returned to action on Tuesday September 16. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:40 am
  • Amarista finishes a triple short of the cycle
    Alexi Amarista finished 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and one run scored on Tuesday against the Phillies.

    Advice: He came into this game batting .204 with no extra-base hits in September. So naturally Amarista finishes a triple short of the cycle in Petco, doing most of his damage against Phillies' starter A.J. Burnett. It'll be awhile before you see another performance like this out of Amarista. Even after the monster game, he's batting .242/.292/.313 on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:28 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Rookie OF Liriano has 3 hits against Phillies
    Rymer Liriano finished 3-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's win against the Phillies.

    Advice: This was only Liriano's fourth multi-hit game in 31 big league contests, and it set his new career-high for hits in a game. The 23-year-old's tools are evident in games, but the production hasn't been nearly good enough to guarantee him an Opening Day start next spring. Liriano is slashing .228/.294/.283 with a homer, four steals, and a 28/7 K/BB ratio. He'd whiffed in nine of his last 10 games, but managed to avoid a punch out this evening. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Gillaspie's three-run triple crushes Royals
    Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run triple in the seventh inning, and the White Sox held on to beat the Royals 7-5 on Tuesday.

    Advice: With one out and runners on the corners, the Royals opted to walk Jose Abreu to bring up Gillaspie. The 27-year-old made them pay for that decision, ripping a triple into the gap to clear the bases and give the White Sox the lead. The triple was surprisingly his fifth of the season, giving him 57 RBI. Gillaspie finished 2-for-5 in the game to raise his season line to a strong .293/.345/.433. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Aoki turns in second straight four-hit night
    Norichika Aoki turned in his second straight four-hit game Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: With eight hits in his last nine at-bats -- all but one of which have been singles -- Aoki has raised his batting average from .265 to .277 in the two-game span. Aoki also stole a base in Tuesday's game, his 16th stolen base of the season. Aided by his back-to-back outstanding performances, the 32-year-old is batting an impressive .396 in the month of September. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • De Aza continues to hit, triples in 3 runs
    Alejandro De Aza went 1-for-4 with a bases-clearing triple as the Orioles topped the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

    Advice: If there was any doubt the Orioles would clinch on Tuesday, De Aza erased it by clearing the bases with his seventh-inning triple -- his third in 12 games since joining the Orioles. De Aza has hit well for the Orioles since joining them on August 30, slashing .327/.377/.612 with a pair of homers and stolen bases and nine RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:27 pm
  • Flores homers twice, knocks in 6 as Mets win
    Wilmer Flores had a career night, going 3-for-4 with a double, a pair of home runs, and six runs batted in as the Mets trounced the Marlins on Tuesday.

    Advice: Flores tied the game at 1-1 with a fourth-inning double, then kept adding on with a three-run home run in the fifth and a two-run blast in the seventh, both off of Brad Penny. Flores entered the night with four home runs in 229 plate appearances, so it was certainly an uncharacteristically powerful performance. Along with six homers, Flores has knocked in 28 runs and posted a .245/.280/.386 slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:05 pm
     
    4:10 pm vs Mia
  • Chris Dickerson elects free agency
    Chris Dickerson has elected free agency.

    Advice: He had been removed from the Indians' 40-man roster last week. Dickerson will seek another minor league deal over the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:31 pm
     
    Not Active
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Walters (ribs) doesn't have structural damage
    An MRI on Zach Walters' right rib cage showed no structural damage.

    Advice: It's believed that he's merely dealing with some soft tissue damage, which leaves open the possibility of him returning before the end of the season. Walters is hitting just .157/.213/.386 but has six homers in 27 games with the Tribe. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:43 pm
  • Rangers activate Smolinski from 15-day DL
    Rangers activated OF Jake Smolinski from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Smolinski has been out since early August with a fractured left foot. The 25-year-old has appeared in 11 games with the Rangers this season and will function as an extra outfielder over the final two weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:54 am
  • Venable (back) returns to Padres' lineup
    Will Venable (back) went 0-for-1 with a walk and two strikeouts Monday in his return to action against the Phillies.

    Advice: Venable hadn't started a game since last Wednesday due to a back strain. The 31-year-old owns a disappointing .221/.290/.317 batting line over 134 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:30 am
  • Solarte singles in win versus Phillies
    Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-4 in Monday's 1-0 win against the Phillies.

    Advice: Solarte is now riding a six-game hitting streak, having come into the contest with three consecutive multi-hit games. Across his time with the Yankees and Padres, Solarte is slashing .262 /.343/.376 with 10 homers. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:40 pm
     
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Nori Aoki reaches five times in Royals' win
    Nori Aoki went 4-for-4 with a double and a walk to lead the Royals to a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Aoki doubled in a tie game in the bottom of the ninth, only to be replaced by a pinch-runner despite his plus speed. It ended up working out for the Royals, as the outrageously fast Terrence Gore scored from second on an infield single to win the game. Aoki is hitting .349 in 43 at-bats this month, though he's not doing much else to help fantasy owners at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:04 pm
  • Steve Tolleson dealing with sore wrist
    Steve Tolleson had to leave Monday's game against the Orioles after being hit on the right wrist with a foul ball.

    Advice: Tolleson is icing the wrist down and is considered day-to-day. He had a couple singles in three at-bats before exiting. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:01 pm
  • Jake Lamb nursing quad ailment
    Jake Lamb isn't in the Diamondbacks' lineup for the third straight day Monday due to a quad injury.

    Advice: It doesn't at this point appear to be a big concern, but it's also not clear when Lamb might be ready to play again. He's hit just .227/.274/.386 in his first 95 plate appearances with the D'Backs but does have three homers. Aaron Hill is at third base Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:35 pm
  • Venable (back) used as pinch-hitter Sunday
    Will Venable (back) was used as a pinch-runner in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Venable remained absent from the starting lineup with a back strain. It's a good sign that he felt well enough to run and he's likely to return fully this week. The outfielder has registered a disappointing .222/.287/.318 batting line in 132 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:49 am
  • Will Venable returned to action on Sunday September 14. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:13 am
  • Solarte has two hits, two runs in loss to ARI
    Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Solarte turned in his third straight multi-hit game, scoring runs in the third and ninth innings. He's got hits in six of his last seven games, including those four two-hit efforts, to raise his average to .274 since joining the Padres. Solarte is batting .262/.344/.377 overall this year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:25 pm
     
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Josh Willingham nursing strained groin
    Josh Willingham has been unavailable the last couple days after straining his groin on Thursday.

    Advice: "He feels a little better," Royals manager Ned Yost said Saturday. "Tried to take some swings in the cage (Friday) and felt it still a little bit, swinging. But I imagine he'll be available to pinch hit here in the next couple days." Willingham is hitting .274/.384/.452 with two homers over 20 games since joining the Royals. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:49 am
  • Cervelli (migraines) close to returning
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that Francisco Cervelli (migraine headaches) is "getting closer" to returning to action.

    Advice: Cervelli hasn't played since September 2 due to migraine headaches but has been catching in the bullpen. It's been an injury-shortened season for the 28-year-old, as Cervelli missed nearly two months earlier this year with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:44 am
  • Will Venable (back) remains out of the lineup
    Will Venable (back) remains out of the Padres' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Venable has been sidelined with a back strain since Wednesday. He holds a poor batting line of .222/.287/.318 with six home runs and 27 RBI on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:20 pm
  • De Aza stays hot as O's sweep double-dip
    Alejandro De Aza went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI triples as the Orioles swept Friday's doubleheader from the Yankees.

    Advice: This after having two hits and a walk in the first game. De Aza is now batting .394 (13-for-33) with five extra-base hits, six RBI, two stolen bases, and five runs scored since coming over from the White Sox. Orioles manager Buck Showalter has used him exclusively near the top of the order, so he's well worth a try in deeper mixed leagues right now. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:50 pm
  • Jake Lamb hits third homer since callup
    Jake Lamb hit his third homer since being called up in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: The blast to dead center off Santiago Casilla was pretty impressive. Lamb, though, is still struggling for the most part, with a .215 average and a 30/6 K/BB ratio in 84 at-bats. The Diamondbacks will keep running him out there, but if he does show rapid improvement, they may consider shifting Aaron Hill to third base next year. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:17 pm
  • Will Venable diagnosed with back strain
    Will Venable was diagnosed with a back strain.

    Advice: Venable left Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers after five innings and Padres manager Bud Black told reporters after the game that he will "probably be out a couple days." Venable has been a major disappointment this season, batting just .222/.287/.318 with six home runs and nine stolen bases in 132 games. He had 22 homers and 22 steals in 2013. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Venable leaves game with undisclosed injury
    Will Venable left Wednesday's game against the Dodgers with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: It's unclear what happened to the outfielder, but Cameron Maybin replaced him in center field to start the bottom of the fifth inning. The Padres should give an update on his status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:40 pm
  • Amarista snaps morbid 0-for-17 streak
    Alexi Amarista snapped an 0-for-17 stretch of futility by going 1-for-4 with a run scored Tuesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Amarista's calling card is his defense, but even the leather wouldn't keep him in the lineup for most teams. The Padres have always viewed offense as optional, so he makes for a nice fit. Amarista is slashing .234/.285/.298 with three homers over 359 at-bats. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:36 pm
     
    New Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • De Aza homers twice in O's defeat of Red Sox
    Alejandro De Aza hit two home runs and drove in three runs in the Orioles' 4-1 defeat of the Red Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: De Aza finished 3-for-4 with 10 total bases, as he also doubled in the victory. The home runs both came off Red Sox starter Anthony Ranaudo, swatting a two-run blast in the first inning before knocking a solo shot in the third. The move to the Orioles has revived De Aza, as he's gone 8-for-20 in five games since the trade from the White Sox. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:28 pm
  • Jake Smolinski yet to do any running
    Jake Smolinski (foot) has yet to be cleared to do any running.

    Advice: Smolinski has been out since early August with a fractured left foot and remains limited to taking batting practice and jogging. He seems unlikely to return this season at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:31 pm
  • Dickerson outrighted to Triple-A
    Indians sent OF Chris Dickerson outright to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the Indians' 40-man roster. Dickerson batted .224/.309/.327 with two home runs and six RBI over 41 games with the big club this season. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:49 am
     
    Not Active
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Josh Willingham doubles in return to action
    Josh Willingham doubled and scored a run in his return to the lineup Saturday.

    Advice: Willingham had been unavailable for over a week due to a slight intercostal strain. He's hit .265/.368/.490 with two homers in 16 games for the Royals. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 7, 2:50 am
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