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  • Dustin Ackley returned to action on Friday August 22.
    Today, 1:19 am
  • 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
    10:10 am 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
    10:10 am 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
  • Harrison drives in five in win over Brewers
    Josh Harrison went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI as the Pirates beat the Brewers 8-3 on Friday.

    Advice: Harrison broke out of a 7-for-38 slump with the three-hit game. He hit a two-run double in the second inning, had an RBI single in the fourth and hit a two-run homer in the eighth. Harrison had just one run driven in the entire month of August before the outburst. Even with the slump, Harrison is still batting .308/.344/.496 with 11 homers in his breakout year.
    Yesterday, 8:43 pm
  • 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
  • Lawrie (oblique) still without timetable
    Brett Lawrie (oblique) still has no timetable for a return.

    Advice: "When he'll be back, I've got no idea," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. Lawrie isn't even with the team, as Gibbons said he's currently at his home in Arizona. While Gibbons said Lawrie is feeling better, he's still nowhere near a return. Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos previously said he doesn't expect Lawrie back before September.
    Yesterday, 8:13 pm
    Disabled List
    10:07 am vs TB
  • Prado's third RBI gives Yankees walk-off win
    Martin Prado delivered a walk-off RBI single, his third RBI of the night, as the Yankees edged the White Sox 4-3 on Friday.

    Advice: Prado hit a two-run homer in the third inning, and with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth he came through with a single off White Sox reliever Daniel Webb. Prado finished the night 2-for-5 with those three RBI. He's now hitting .242 with three home runs since joining the Yankees after hitting five through the season's first four months.
    Yesterday, 7:43 pm
    10:05 am vs CWS
  • 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
  • Grant Green set to begin rehab assignment
    Grant Green (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

    Advice: Green has been sidelined since July 23 with a lumbar sprain. He could be ready to rejoin the Angels sometime next week, but with Gordon Beckham on board there might not be a role for him.
    Yesterday, 11:04 am
    Disabled List
    6:05 pm @Oak
  • 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 @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
  • Kendrick logs three hits in a win vs. Red Sox
    Howie Kendrick singled three times in four at-bats as the Angels shut out the Red Sox on Thursday, 2-0.

    Advice: Despite Kendrick reaching base three times, the Angels were unable to bring him home in what turned out to be a low-scoring contest between the two clubs. Kendrick has cooled off considerably in August, batting just .257 (19-for-74) in the month. On the season, he's slashing .283/.340/.375 with 53 RBI and 13 stolen bases.
    Thursday, 7:33 pm
  • 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
  • Green (back) to begin rehab games soon
    Grant Green (back) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment by the end of this week.

    Advice: Green has begun to ramp up the intensity of his workouts and is on track to return to the Angels next week. He has been sidelined since July 23 with a lumbar sprain.
    Wednesday, 2:48 pm
    Disabled List
    6:05 pm @Oak
  • 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
  • Dustin Ackley (back) not playing Wednesday
    Dustin Ackley is not in Wednesday's lineup due to a sore back.

    Advice: It's not a big issue, but the Mariners are hoping rest Wednesday combined with Thursday's off day will allow Ackley to return to action Friday. Chris Denorfia is in left field in his place Wednesday.
    Wednesday, 8:39 am
  • Martin Prado goes 3-for-4, knocks in two
    Martin Prado went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI against the Astros on Tuesday.

    Advice: Prado started off his Yankees career 7-for-43, but he's 6-for-11 with a homer and two doubles his last three games. Hopefully, he'll prove to be a steady mixed-league performer the rest of the way.
    Tuesday, 8:18 pm
    10:05 am vs CWS
  • 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
  • Ackley's three-hit night not enough vs. Phils
    Dustin Ackley singled, doubled twice, and drove in a run, but it wasn't enough as the Mariners lost to the Phillies on Monday.

    Advice: Ackley was the extent of the Mariners' offense against Jerome Williams, and he was only able to help the Mariners score their first run in the eighth on a double to left field -- when it was too little, too late. Ackley had been slumping badly following a scorching return from the All-Star break. On the season, he's slashing .247/.293/.375 with eight home runs and 47 RBI.
    Monday, 7:10 pm
  • Grant Green not expected back this week
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that Grant Green (back) returning before the end of the week is "probably a long shot."

    Advice: Green ran the bases recently at extended spring training and is nearing a rehab assignment. However, it sounds like he won't be activated until at least next week. The 26-year-old has been out since July 23 with a lumbar sprain.
    Monday, 6:10 pm
    Disabled List
    6:05 pm @Oak
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Howie Kendrick hits 5th homer in Angels' win
    Howie Kendrick went 3-for-4 and delivered his fifth homer Saturday as the Angels edged the Rangers 5-4.

    Advice: Despite the lack of power, Kendrick has 55 RBI and 65 runs scored in 118 games this year. Last year, he ended up at 54 RBI and 55 runs scored despite hitting 13 homers in 122 games. It helps a lot that the hitters around him have been better. Plus, he no longer has to worry about batting behind Raul Ibanez.
    Saturday, 8:32 pm
  • 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
    10:10 am vs Det; 5:10 pm vs Det
  • Prado hitless in loss to Rays on Friday
    Martin Prado went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Friday against the Rays.

    Advice: Prado's struggles in pinstripes continue. He has just one hit over his last 17 at-bats and is hitting just .163 (7-for-43) with one homer, one double, and two RBI in 13 games since coming over to the Yankees at the trade deadline.
    Friday, 7:16 pm
    10:05 am vs CWS
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Green (back) on track for rehab next week
    Grant Green (back) could start a rehab assignment next week.

    Advice: Green has been doing everything but taking live batting practice, something he could do in Arizona over the next few days. That would be the last hurdle before a rehab assignment. Green has been out since July 23 with a lumbar sprain.
    Wednesday, 4:46 pm
    Disabled List
    6:05 pm @Oak
  • 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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