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  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    52 minutes ago
     
    New Player Note
    Justin Turner LAD - 1B,2B,3B,SS
    W, 2-1 vs ^ SD
  • Brooks Conrad released by Padres
    Padres released INF Brooks Conrad.

    Advice: Conrad had been designated for assignment, and now the Padres have just decided to cut him loose. The veteran infielder will try to catch on elsewhere for the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:27 pm
     
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    L, 2-1 x @LAD
  • Middlebrooks (hamstring) out of lineup Thurs.
    Will Middlebrooks (hamstring) is out again Thursday.

    Advice: The third baseman is still being bothered by tightness in his right hamstring. He's considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:50 pm
  • Matt Dominguez goes hitless in loss
    Matt Dominguez went 0-for-3 in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Dominguez, making outs like no one else in baseball right now, is batting .203 with just two walks in 123 at-bats since the All-Star break. He's hit for more power than expected as a major leaguer, but he's never been the defensive dynamo that he came advertised as while in the minors. It might actually be a good thing for him that the Astros acquired Colin Moran from the Marlins in the Jarrod Cosart deal; if they didn't have a third base prospect worth waiting on, the position would be an obvious place to try to upgrade at this winter. As is, they might as well give Dominguez another year and see what happens with Moran and Rio Ruiz. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:26 pm
  • Zimmerman (hamstring) makes light throws
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) did some light throwing on Thursday afternoon.

    Advice: It's a nice step in the right direction for the injured third baseman, but the real hurdles for his recovery are going to be baserunning, fielding, and hitting. Zimmerman has been on the disabled list since late July with a Grade 3 hamstring strain and is still probably 3-4 weeks away from returning to the Nats' active roster. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:35 am
     
    Disabled List
    W, 1-0 vs x Ari
  • Miguel Cabrera aggravated ankle injury Wed.
    Miguel Cabrera aggravated a right ankle injury on a slide into home plate on Wednesday night.

    Advice: James Schmehl of MLive.com says "it's minor, but something to keep an eye on." Cabrera is serving as the Tigers' designated hitter on Thursday afternoon in Tampa Bay. The perennial MVP candidate is having a relatively down year, with an .885 OPS and 17 homers in 123 games. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:07 am
  • Yankees recall Zelous Wheeler from Triple-A
    Yankees recalled UTIL Zelous Wheeler from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Wheeler went 8-for-30 (.267) in a month-long stay with the Yankees earlier this season while appearing at third base and in right field. The 27-year-old will serve as bench depth down the stretch for New York with Carlos Beltran battling a lingering elbow injury. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:37 am
  • Cubs 3B prospect Kris Bryant hits 41st homer
    Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk on Wednesday for Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Bryant now leads the minor leagues with 41 home runs, putting up a .336/.444/.684 slash line between Double-A and Triple-A. His bat is ready for the major leagues, but his defense is still a work in progress and his future defensive home remains up in the air. Bryant has MVP potential, and should be up in early 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:12 am
     
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    L, 5-3 vs x SF
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:40 pm
     
    Player Note
    Alexi Amarista SD - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    L, 2-1 ^ @LAD
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:57 pm
     
    Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    L, 4-1 ^ @Min
  • Olt placed on Iowa's DL with hamstring strain
    Mike Olt was placed on the disabled list by the Iowa Cubs with a hamstring strain.

    Advice: Olt has been in the minors since being demoted on July 23. He owns a .302/.348/.585 line in the minors this season but has struggled with the big club. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:11 pm
     
    Player Note
    Mike Olt ChC - 1B,3B
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    L, 5-3 vs x SF
  • Zimmerman expected back in late September
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said Wednesday that he expects Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) to return from the disabled list "sometime in September."

    Advice: It will probably be late-September. Zimmerman is still limited to underwater treadmill workouts and there's no timetable yet for him to resume baseball-related activities. The veteran third baseman has been sidelined since late July with a Grade 3 right hamstring strain. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:51 pm
     
    Disabled List
    W, 1-0 vs x Ari
  • Will Middlebrooks not in lineup Wednesday
    Will Middlebrooks (hamstring) is not in Wednesday's lineup.

    Advice: The Red Sox are calling him day-to-day after he exited Tuesday's contest with right hamstring tightness, but he figures to miss at least a couple games. Brock Holt is at third base Wednesday in Middlebrooks' place. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:51 pm
  • Peterson hits home runs Nos. 27 and 28
    Mariners prospect 3B D.J. Peterson was a combined 4-for-7 with two home runs and five RBI on Tuesday in a double header for Double-A Jackson.

    Advice: The No. 12 overall pick in the 2012 draft, Peterson is batting only .224 in 17 games in August but still has clubbed five home runs. The 22-year-old has put up impressive numbers this season (his first full professional season) overall, with a .300/.365/.561 batting line, 28 home runs, 30 doubles and 102 RBI in 111 games between High-A High Desert and Double-A Jackson. The Mariners are aggressive with their top prospects, so a September call-up can't be completely ruled out. However, a debut in mid-2015 seems more realistic. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:40 am
     
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  • White Sox could try Conor Gillaspie in OF
    The White Sox are considering giving Conor Gillaspie some playing time in the outfield.

    Advice: The idea is geared more towards next season as the Sox try to find out how versatile Gillaspie can be. The 27-year-old sports a nice .309/.360/.451 batting line as the club's starting third baseman next season, but the Pale Hose would be better off in the long haul if they're not counting on Gillaspie to be more than a backup. "I will,'' Gillaspie said when asked about if he'd be willing to play the outfield. "I'm sure I could get the hang of it. If not this year, then for sure in the spring. Whatever it is they want me to do. If it means I can stay here and play, I'll do whatever they ask.'' Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:11 am
  • Gyorko goes 2-for-5 with homer and 3 RBI
    Jedd Gyorko finished 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 8-6 loss against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Gyorko crushed a Kevin Correia pitch 413 feet over the center field wall in the first inning to plate Abraham Almonte and Seth Smith and give San Diego an early 3-0 lead. He didn't reach again until a ninth inning single off Kenley Jansen. That hit momentarily made the affair very interesting, but Almonte was thrown out after rounding third to end the game. Gyorko remains hot since returning from the disabled list (plantar fasciitis) in late July, going 24-for-77 (.312) with four homers, five doubles and 20 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:50 pm
     
    L, 2-1 ^ @LAD
  • Frazier hits two-run homer in loss to Cards
    Todd Frazier went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: The fourth-inning blast was much needed for Frazier, who hadn't homered since July 20. Power deficiency aside, Frazier has surged in August after a lackluster July, going 19-for-57 (.333) with 10 RBI and eight runs scored this month. The third baseman is hitting .284/.344/.465 with 21 home runs and 66 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:22 pm
     
    L, 8-0 vs ^ Atl
  • Will Middlebrooks leaves with tight hamstring
    Will Middlebrooks left Tuesday's game versus the Angels with right hamstring tightness.

    Advice: Middlebrooks tweaked the hamstring while beating outing a single in the fourth inning. The Red Sox are saying his removal was precautionary and he's considered day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:19 pm
  • Will Middlebrooks exits with leg injury
    Will Middlebrooks left Tuesday's game versus the Angels with an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Middlebrooks tweaked something after beating out an infield single. The Red Sox should provide an update on the third baseman's status shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:49 pm
  • Brooks Conrad designated for assignment
    Padres designated INF Brooks Conrad for assignment.

    Advice: Conrad was already in the minors, but now he's off the 40-man roster. The veteran infielder can declare free agency assuming he clears waivers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:37 pm
     
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    L, 2-1 x @LAD
  • Kris Bryant (toe) doubles in return to I-Cubs
    Cubs prospect Kris Bryant (toe) doubled and walked in his return to the Triple-A Iowa lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Bryant only missed a couple of days with a left big toe injury. The 22-year-old budding star has 40 home runs and 103 RBI in 126 games this season between the Double-A Tennessee Smokies and Triple-A Iowa Cubs. He should make his major league debut in early 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:33 pm
     
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    L, 5-3 vs x SF
  • No timetable for baseball activities for Zim
    Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) remains without a timetable to resume baseball activities.

    Advice: Zimmerman has already missed a month with a Grade 3 right hamstring strain and remains limited to working out on an underwater treadmill. The Nationals are hopeful that he'll return before the end of the season, but it's not a given. "There is no exact timetable. It's hard to put concrete dates on anything, because you just don't know. You are starting to feel better and that is a good sign," Zimmerman said. "I've been doing a few rehab things. There's really nothing you can do right now." Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:08 pm
     
    Disabled List
    W, 1-0 vs x Ari
  • Bryant (toe) ready to return to Iowa lineup
    Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant expects to return to the Triple-A Iowa lineup on Tuesday.

    Advice: Bryant sent a scare through the Cubs organization on Saturday when he had to leave a game at Iowa with pain in his left big toe. But an MRI came back negative on Sunday and he was able to do some running without issue on Monday. "I'm ready," Bryant told reporters after Monday's workout. The powerful 22-year-old is not expected to reach the majors until early 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:04 pm
     
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    L, 5-3 vs x SF
  • Todd Frazier (back) in Reds lineup on Monday
    Todd Frazier (back) is in the Reds' starting lineup on Monday night at Busch Stadium.

    Advice: Frazier missed a handful of games after tweaking his back last Thursday. He is starting at third base and batting third in Monday's series-opener versus St. Louis. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:59 pm
     
    L, 8-0 vs ^ Atl
  • Gillaspie hits salami as White Sox top Jays
    Conor Gillaspie walked and hit a grand slam in four trips to the plate as the White Sox held on to defeat the Blue Jays on Sunday.

    Advice: Gillaspie smoked a grand slam off of Drew Hutchison in the first inning, providing the first four runs in what turned out to be a six-run frame. Gillaspie has been a good find for the White Sox, as he has five home runs, 46 RBI, and an impressive .311/.363/.456 slash line on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:34 pm
  • Cubs prospect Bryant considered day-to-day
    Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a bruised foot.

    Advice: Bryant underwent an MRI on Sunday after aggravating an existing injury in Saturday's contest. The MRI revealed no structural damage, but expect the Cubs to still play things cautiously and hold him out of action for a couple of days to let the injury fully heal. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:39 pm
     
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    L, 5-3 vs x SF
  • Frazier (back) hopes to play 2nd game of DH
    Todd Frazier (back) is hoping to play in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Rockies.

    Advice: Frazier hasn't played since tweaking his back on Thursday and said Sunday that he's still feeling some soreness. "Usually when I have this, it takes a couple of days. But it's nagging right now. We'll see how it goes," Frazier said. Kris Negron is at third base for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:00 pm
     
    L, 8-0 vs ^ Atl
  • Top prospect Kris Bryant (toe) to undergo MRI
    Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant will undergo an MRI on his left big toe Sunday.

    Advice: Bryant fouled a ball off the toe a few days ago at Triple-A Iowa and then aggravated the ailment on Saturday, forcing him from the game. X-rays proved to be inconclusive, but the Cubs are hoping to find out more from an MRI. Bryant, who leads minor league baseball with 40 home runs, is not expected to be promoted this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:19 am
     
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    L, 5-3 vs x SF
  • Gyorko drives in five, Padres take down STL
    Jedd Gyorko finished 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBI in Saturday's 9-5 defeat of the Cardinals.

    Advice: St. Louis jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, but the Padres answered back with four runs in the top of the third (with the help of a Gyorko RBI single). Gyorko then slugged a grand slam in the seventh inning off Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist, just before a lengthy rain delay. Gyorko has been on fire since returning from a bad case of plantar fasciitis and looks poised to finish the 2014 season on a positive binge. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:40 pm
     
    L, 2-1 ^ @LAD
  • Kris Bryant leaves AAA game with foot injury
    Cubs prospect Kris Bryant left Saturday's game at Triple-A Iowa with a foot injury.

    Advice: Bryant was then taken to a local hospital for X-rays. The Iowa Cubs should have an update on the injury Sunday morning. Bryant, one of the top prospects in baseball, entered play Saturday with a fantastic .333/.439/.678 season slash line and 40 home runs. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:27 pm
     
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    L, 5-3 vs x SF
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:04 pm
     
    Player Note
    Mike Avilés Cle - 2B,3B,SS,OF
    L, 4-1 ^ @Min
  • Miguel Cabrera reaches three times in loss
    Miguel Cabrera had a nice night in Friday's loss to the Mariners, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.

    Advice: Cabrera also walked in the ballgame. While he's having a down year by his standards, he's still hitting a solid .309/.370/.512 with 17 homers and 86 RBI. He also leads the league with 39 doubles. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:03 pm
  • Todd Frazier sits out with sore lower back
    Todd Frazier is not in Friday's lineup due to lower back soreness.

    Advice: Frazier tweaked his back during his second at-bat on Thursday and woke up Friday feeling worse. It appears at this point to be a day-to-day injury, but the Reds haven't said when they think he might return to the lineup. Ramon Santiago is at third base Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:31 pm
     
    L, 8-0 vs ^ Atl
  • Dominguez homers in a losing effort vs. BOS
    Matt Dominguez singled and hit a two-run home run in four at-bats in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox.

    Advice: Dominguez's fourth-inning blast off of Allen Webster extended the Astros' lead to 4-0 at the time, but the lead would not last. The third baseman last homered on July 28. He's slashing a mediocre .231/.273/.360 with 14 home runs and 50 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:39 pm
  • Gyorko scores four-hit night in win vs. COL
    Jedd Gyorko had one of his best performances of the season, going 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's win against the Rockies.

    Advice: It's Gyorko's first four-hit game of the season, and he was one of only two Padres to accrue multiple hits on the evening. The second baseman has been performing much better at the plate since coming off of the disabled list on July 28. He now has a .333 average (19-for-57) in 15 games since his activation. A surge over the remaining 43 games could help pull up his sagging numbers. He carries a disappointing .199/.251/.326 slash line with seven home runs and 35 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:52 pm
     
    L, 2-1 ^ @LAD
  • Bryant hits MiLB-leading 39th home run
    Cubs prospect 3B Kris Bryant went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI on Tuesday for Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: The home run was Bryant's Minor League-leading 39th of the season, and the pair of RBI gives him an even 100 on the year. The 22-year-old slugger's production tailed off a bit in July, at least by his standards, but he's been red hot over his last 15 games, with a .373 batting average, six home runs and 13 RBI. The Cubs have tried to temper expectations regarding a potential September call-up, but with Arismendy Alcantara and Javier Baez already in the major leagues, and Jorge Soler likely to join them next month, it can't be ruled out. On the season, Bryant is batting .341/.448/.689 with 39 home runs, 33 doubles, 100 RBI and 15 stolen through 120 games. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:54 am
     
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    L, 5-3 vs x SF
  • Miguel Cabrera goes 3-for-5
    Back at third base, Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 on Monday, raising his average to .308.

    Advice: With the Tigers playing in Pittsburgh, Cabrera made his seventh start and ninth appearance at the hot corner this season. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like he'll get enough time there to qualify in 20-game-eligibility leagues next year. Still, he could also regain eligibility later on. Rotoworld.com
    Aug 11, 8:11 pm
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