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  • Bucs activate Charlie Morton for Mon. debut
    Pirates activated RHP Charlie Morton from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Morton will make his 2015 debut for the Pirates on Monday night against the Marlins. He posted very good numbers on his lengthy minor league rehab assignment and could be worth a shot in some standard mixed fantasy leagues.
    39 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs ^ Mia
  • Rays recall Jake Elmore from AAA Durham
    Rays recalled INF/OF Jake Elmore from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Elmore is starting in left field and batting sixth in his return to the Rays on Monday. The 27-year-old is a .226/.292/.311 career hitter at the big league level.
    Today, 11:43 am
  • Josh Bell drills four hits in Sunday's win
    Pirates outfield prospect Josh Bell delivered four hits in Sunday's win for Double-A Altoona

    Advice: All of his hits were singles. The 22-year-old is now second in the Eastern League in batting average (.338), fourth in RBI (29), seventh in walks (21) and third in on base percentage (.412). Bell has shown remarkable consistency all season, batting .325 in May after hitting an even more robust .352 in April. He's struck out just 14 times in 151 at-bats. Altoona fans should get to the park soon because Bell won't be in Double-A for much longer.
    Today, 11:14 am
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs Mia
  • Doolittle (shoulder) due back from DL Tues.
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is expected to return from the disabled list on Tuesday.

    Advice: Doolittle has spent the first two months of the 2015 regular season rehabbing a slight tear in his left rotator cuff. He allowed five runs in five innings on his rehab assignment, so the A's will likely ease him back into high-leverage situations. The 28-year-old southpaw should eventually take over for Tyler Clippard at closer.
    Today, 11:05 am
    15-Day DL
    1:05 pm vs Det
  • Miguel Cabrera dealing with a 'cranky ankle'
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that Miguel Cabrera has been dealing with a "cranky ankle."

    Advice: That's part of the reason for his absence Monday, though Ausmus said it's only a minor thing. Cabrera should return to the Tigers' starting lineup on Tuesday night. Hernan Perez is starting at first base for Detroit in Monday's series opener at Oakland's Coliseum.
    Today, 10:27 am
  • A's option Craig Gentry to Triple-A Nashville
    Athletics optioned OF Craig Gentry to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Gentry is sporting a horrendous .079/.163/.079 batting line in 43 plate appearances this season for the Athletics. He'll try to figure something out on the farm.
    Today, 10:00 am
    Not Active
    1:05 pm vs x Det
  • Oberholtzer (blister) set for rehab outing
    Brett Oberholtzer (blister) is expected to make a rehab start late this week at Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Lance McCullers has been really good, so the Astros might ask Oberholtzer to make multiple rehab starts and then they could put him in the bullpen when he's deemed healthy. The left-hander has been on the disabled list since May 14 with a blister on his pitching hand.
    Today, 9:52 am
  • Yan Gomes not in Indians' lineup on Monday
    Yan Gomes is not in the Indians' starting lineup on Monday afternoon versus the Rangers.

    Advice: Gomes went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his first game back from the disabled list Sunday. He had missed six weeks with an MCL sprain in his right knee. Roberto Perez is at catcher Monday versus Rangers righty Phil Klein.
    Today, 9:48 am
    1:10 pm vs x Tex
  • Miguel Cabrera getting day of rest on Monday
    Miguel Cabrera is not in the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the A's.

    Advice: Hernan Perez will start at first base and J.D. Martinez will start at DH in the opener at Coliseum. It's just a day of maintenance for Cabrera, who is batting .344/.446/.613 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 45 games.
    Today, 9:34 am
  • Buster Posey not in Giants' lineup on Monday
    Buster Posey is out of the Giants' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Brewers.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest for Posey. Andrew Susac will catch Tim Lincecum and bat eighth at Miller Park.
    Today, 9:11 am
  • Holliday (arm) back in Cards' lineup Monday
    Matt Holliday (arm) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Monday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He'll bat third and start in left field after missing Sunday's game. Holliday took a pitch off his arm on Saturday in Kansas City, but he only suffered a bruise.
    Today, 9:07 am
  • Danny Santana getting another day off Mon.
    Danny Santana is getting another day off Monday.

    Advice: Santana, batting just .233/.253/.320, didn't play Sunday either. His high-level rookie production always seemed like a mirage, and he's nothing more than a poor speed option at this point. Eduardo Escobar is starting at shortstop Monday afternoon against the Red Sox.
    Today, 8:13 am
  • Matusz gets eight games for grip-enhancer
    Major League Baseball suspended Brian Matusz eight games for having a foreign substance on his arm.

    Advice: Matusz was caught using a sticky grip-enhancer Saturday night during an appearance against the Marlins, and an eight-game suspension is the going rate for such a crime. The left-hander has appealed and will be available out of the Orioles' bullpen until that appeal is heard.
    Today, 8:10 am
  • Chris Davis out of Orioles' lineup on Monday
    Chris Davis is not in the Orioles' lineup Monday.

    Advice: He'll take a day of rest against Astros ace Dallas Keuchel. Davis has a whopping 62 strikeouts in 40 games this season, though that's come with eight homers and 22 RBI.
    Today, 7:22 am
    Top 9, 4-3 vs x Hou
  • Lagares (shoulder, pec) back in lineup Mon.
    Juan Lagares (pectoral, elbow) is back in the Mets' starting lineup on Monday afternoon.

    Advice: Lagares was a late scratch from Sunday's game with lingering soreness in his elbow and pectoral. They're minor ailments. Lucas Duda is also back in the Mets' lineup.
    Today, 7:18 am
  • Danny Duffy (shoulder) lands on disabled list
    Royals placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 15-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis.

    Advice: Duffy reported feeling discomfort around his left shoulder last week and he's been rocked in his last few starts, so the Royals will give him some extended rest. Jason Vargas will be activated to start in his place Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium and Brandon Finnegan will join the Royals from Triple-A Omaha on Monday.
    Today, 7:04 am
    15-Day DL
  • Cabrera rips 11th homer as Tigers fall to HOU
    Miguel Cabrera doubled and hit a solo home run in five at-bats Sunday, but the Tigers lost to the Astros.

    Advice: Cabrera hit a solo home run in the ninth inning, trying to help the Tigers overcome a three-run deficit, but it wasn't enough. As expected, the two-time AL MVP has done nothing but hit this season, carrying a .344/.446/.613 triple-slash line with 11 home runs and 32 RBI.
    Yesterday, 1:45 pm
  • Holliday (arm) scratched from Sunday's lineup
    Matt Holliday was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a left arm contusion.

    Advice: Holliday was hit on the arm by a pitch during Saturday's game and evidently is still sore. Pete Kozma entered the lineup at shortstop in Holliday's place, with Jhonny Peralta sliding into the designated hitter spot and Mark Reynolds moving to left field.
    Yesterday, 11:08 am
  • Danny Santana sitting out on Sunday
    Danny Santana is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest. Eduardo Escobar is at shortstop in Santana's place.
    Yesterday, 8:24 am
  • Lagares (pectoral, elbow) scratched Sunday
    Juan Lagares (pectoral, elbow) has been scratched from the Mets' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's still dealing with elbow and pectoral soreness. It's not clear at this point whether the Mets might consider putting Lagares on the disabled list, but for now he should be considered day-to-day. Darrell Ceciliani took his spot in center field Sunday.
    Yesterday, 8:14 am
  • Lagares still nursing pectoral, elbow issues
    Juan Lagares is still dealing with soreness in his right pectoral and right elbow.

    Advice: Lagares' elbow issue dates back to last season and his pectoral soreness caused him to miss three games earlier this month. He's in Sunday's lineup and will attempt to play through the discomfort.
    Yesterday, 7:57 am
  • Brett Oberholtzer (blister) to throw live BP
    Brett Oberholtzer (blister) is expected to throw a live batting practice session on Sunday.

    Advice: That he hasn't started his rehab assignment yet means he won't be activated on May 29 when first eligible. Lance McCullers has pitched well, so Oberholtzer might be bound for the bullpen or possibly Triple-A Fresno,
    Yesterday, 7:05 am
  • Yan Gomes (knee) activated from disabled list
    Indians activated C Yan Gomes from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Gomes wound up missing six weeks out of a projected 6-8 week timetable after he went down with a right MCL sprain. The Indians will not let him catch back-to-back games initially, so Roberto Perez will still see a decent amount of time behind the plate over the next couple weeks.
    Yesterday, 5:29 am
    1:10 pm vs x Tex
  • Davis goes hit-less in six at-bats vs Marlins
    Chris Davis went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts in Saturday's 13-inning loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: Giving six consecutive at-bats to Chris Davis is just asking for multiple strikeouts. Unfortunately for the Orioles, Davis didn't counteract the four strikeouts with any offensive pyrotechnics. The hit-less game dropped his season batting line to .210/.290/.427. He does have eight home runs and 21 driven in, but he doesn't offer much beyond the power.
    Saturday, 8:17 pm
    Top 9, 4-3 vs x Hou
  • Matusz gets tossed for foreign substance
    Brian Matusz was ejected from Saturday's game for having a foreign substance on his right arm.

    Advice: Milwaukee's Will Smith was suspended eight games for the same offense earlier this week and Matusz should expect a similar punishment. The up-and-down Matusz carries a losing record (1-2) and has almost as many walks (ten) as strikeouts (11) this season.
    Saturday, 8:01 pm
  • Sean Doolittle to be re-evaluated on Monday
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is scheduled to be re-evaluated by team doctors on Monday.

    Advice: The A's received glowing reports from Doolittle's last rehab outing on Friday, and barring any setbacks it looks as though he will be cleared to rejoin the bullpen at some point next week. Athletics manager Bob Melvin indicated that he would probably be used in lower leverage situations his first couple of times out, easing the hard-throwing southpaw back into the closer's role. His return would spell the end of the fantasy value for Tyler Clippard.
    Saturday, 11:30 am
    15-Day DL
    1:05 pm vs Det
  • Posey sitting out first game of doubleheader
    Buster Posey is not in the Giants lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

    Advice: He'll be back in there behind the plate for the nightcap. Andrew Susac is starting in his place behind the dish and will bat eighth against Jordan Lyles.
    Saturday, 10:42 am
  • Danny Duffy (shoulder) pushed back to Tuesday
    Danny Duffy's (shoulder) next scheduled start has been pushed back from Saturday to Tuesday.

    Advice: Duffy is dealing with some stiffness in his pitching shoulder, which could at least partly explain his erratic performance of late. It doesn't appear to be something the Royals are overly concerned with since they're merely pushing him back a few days, but anytime the shoulder is involved there's some worry. Edinson Volquez and Yordano Ventura will move up a day but will be on regular rest.
    Friday, 1:56 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Morton (hip) to rejoin Pirates' rotation Mon.
    Charlie Morton (hip) will be activated from the disabled list to start on Monday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Morton has been healthy for a while, but the Pirates wanted him to work on his mechanics as he made his way back from hip surgery. He appears to have accomplished that with a 1.33 ERA and 22 strikeouts over 20 1/3 innings during a rehab assignment. Vance Worley has been moved to the Pirates' bullpen.
    Friday, 1:35 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs ^ Mia
  • Yan Gomes (knee) to be activated Sunday
    Yan Gomes (knee) will be activated from the disabled list on Sunday.

    Advice: He will start the series finale versus the Reds. Gomes will be catching a full nine innings for the first time on his rehab assignment on Friday, and the Indians will be careful with him initially upon his return, not playing him in back-to-back games. Brett Hayes had been filling in as the club's backup catch and will be sent down on Sunday.
    Friday, 5:56 am
    1:10 pm vs x Tex
  • Oberholtzer to begin his rehab assignment
    Brett Oberholtzer (blister) threw a successful bullpen session without issues on Thursday and is expected to head out on a minor league rehab assignment.

    Advice: Oberholtzer is eligible to return from the disabled list on May 29. It's unclear if his return will bump Lance McCullers back down to the minor leagues, or if Oberholtzer could be used out of the bullpen.
    Thursday, 4:59 pm
  • Holliday not in Cardinals' lineup on Thursday
    Matt Holliday is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon versus the Mets.

    Advice: Holliday went 3-for-4 in Wednesday night's 9-0 rout of New York, but the 35-year-old will take a day of rest in Thursday's series finale. Mark Reynolds is in left field, Randal Grichuk is in center field, and Jason Heyward is in right field in the matinee.
    Thursday, 7:37 am
  • Posey goes off for 2B, HR, 3 hits vs. Dodgers
    Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 4-0 triumph versus the rival Dodgers.

    Advice: Posey entered the night as a strong play in daily leagues against the left-hander Brett Anderson, and he paid off for those investing handsomely. Interestingly, the homer came against right-hander Yimi Garcia, not Anderson. Posey, on an eight-game hitting streak, is slashing .308/.379/.476.
    Wednesday, 10:15 pm
  • Oberholtzer (blister) to throw live BP
    Brett Oberholtzer (blister) will throw live batting practice after another bullpen session on Thursday.

    Advice: He'll then likely be ready for a rehab assignment if all goes well. Oberholtzer is eligible to return from the disabled list on May 29 and could be ready at that time.
    Wednesday, 9:13 am
  • Posey drives in a run and walks as Giants win
    Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Posey broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with an RBI single to left-center off of Carlos Frias. As the Dodgers were shut out, it turned out to be the deciding hit. The catcher is now on a seven-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 14 of 16 games so far this month. Posey is batting .295/.369/.439 with six home runs and 19 RBI on the year.
    Tuesday, 10:23 pm
  • Yan Gomes (knee) could return on Sunday
    Yan Gomes (knee) could be activated from the disabled list on Sunday.

    Advice: Gomes will catch his first full game on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Friday. The likelihood is that he'll then join the Indians Saturday before being activated and playing on Sunday. Gomes is not expected to play in back-to-back games right away, as the Indians want to ease him back into things after he missed over a month with a right MCL sprain.
    Tuesday, 7:41 pm
    1:10 pm vs x Tex
  • Santana batting leadoff Tuesday
    Danny Santana will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Pirates.

    Advice: It will be his first start out of the leadoff spot since April 29. Santana has hit safely in five straight games, but he still owns a .254/.270/.343 batting line on the year to go along with a 37/2 K/BB ratio. Batting leadoff certainly enhances his fantasy appeal, but it's not the best baseball move.
    Tuesday, 12:58 pm
  • Yan Gomes (knee) could return soon
    Yan Gomes (knee) will catch seven innings on Wednesday during his rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: That's after he catches five frames on Monday. Obviously the Indians will want him to go nine innings before considering activating him, but manager Terry Francona said it won't be necessary for Gomes to catch back-to-back games. He's expected back pretty soon. "We understand that especially being a catcher, he's not going to be built up to where you can start playing him back-to-back," Francona said. "As long as he's healthy, we can activate him. Having him catch three times a week is better than not. We have to make sure he's completely healthy, so he can play the game."
    Monday, 6:18 pm
    1:10 pm vs x Tex
  • Brett Oberholtzer (blister) to throw Tuesday
    Brett Oberholtzer (blister) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

    Advice: He should be cleared for a rehab assignment as soon as his blister allows. Oberholtzer spent the first six weeks of the season recovering from a blister, only to have it open back up on him during his first start with the Astros.
    Monday, 3:57 pm
  • Miguel Cabrera plates lone run in loss Sunday
    Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with an RBI double, plating the Tigers lone run in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: Cabrera also drew a walk in the contest. He has been on an absolute tear at the plate in recent weeks and now sports a .333/.436/.601 with 10 homers and 30 RBI. He remains arguably the best right-handed hitter in the game and an offensive force in fantasy leagues.
    May 17, 8:04 pm
  • Craig Gentry recalled from Triple-A
    Athletics recalled OF Craig Gentry from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Gentry has just three hits in 35 at-bats this season in the majors and wasn't much better in his time at Nashville. He can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
    May 17, 9:40 am
    Not Active
    1:05 pm vs x Det
  • Danny Duffy could be booted from rotation
    Royals manager Ned Yost indicated Sunday that Danny Duffy will need to show improvement in order to avoid being removed from the rotation.

    Advice: Yost said that Duffy will "probably" make his next scheduled start, but the left-hander is on thin ice after another poor showing Saturday. He has a 5.87 ERA and 1.70 WHIP in 38 1/3 innings this season and could be replaced by Jason Vargas (elbow) when the latter is ready to return from the disabled list.
    May 17, 8:33 am
    15-Day DL
  • Morton (hip) to make another rehab start
    Charlie Morton (hip) will make one more rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday.

    Advice: Morton has yielded just one earned run with a 13/2 K/BB ratio over 14 innings during his first two rehab outings, but the Pirates decided to give him one more tune-up before he rejoins the rotation. The club hasn't revealed whether it will be Jeff Locke or Vance Worley who loses their rotation spot when Morton returns.
    May 17, 7:03 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs ^ Mia
  • Duffy allows three runs in loss to Yankees
    Danny Duffy surrendered four earned runs over five innings Saturday in the Royals' loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Duffy gave up a run on a Carlos Beltran sacrifice fly in the top of the third inning and then three runs on a Chase Headley homer in the top of the fifth. Duffy walked four and gave up four total hits in his third straight poor outing. He has a rough 2-3 record, 5.87 ERA, and 1.70 WHIP in 38 1/3 innings this season. A tough matchup with the cross-state Cardinals is next.
    May 16, 7:22 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Cabrera homers in win over Cardinals
    Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored against the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: It was the 399th home run of his career. Strangely, it was also his first home run in a night game this season. Cabrera has back-to-back three-hit games and owns a healthy .338/.442/.592 battling line on the year to go along with nine home runs and 28 RBI. He'll set his sights on career home run No. 400 this weekend.
    May 15, 10:11 pm
  • Santana triples in win over Rays
    Danny Santana went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple in Friday's win over the Rays.

    Advice: Santana's seventh-inning triple off of Rays starter Jake Odorizzi tied the game at 2-2. The shortstop would subsequently score on a Brian Dozier sacrifice fly to help seal the 3-2 win for the now 20-16 Twins. The triple was Santana's third of the season. He had seven three-baggers in 2014, a number that he's well on his way to surpassing. The rest of his numbers are a little less impressive, though, as he's hitting just .252/.269/.346 with no home runs, eight RBI and 17 runs scored, plus three steals.
    May 15, 8:44 pm
  • Posey hits two-run homer vs. Reds
    Buster Posey connected for a two-run homer in Friday's 10-2 win over the Reds.

    Advice: It was his sixth home run of the season. Posey has knocked in six runs over the past three games and owns a .286/.364/.444 batting line on the year. He currently has more walks (16) than strikeouts (13). The Giants are set to get Hunter Pence back from the disabled list on Saturday, which should only help Posey.
    May 15, 7:29 pm
  • Lagares (shoulder) returns to lineup
    Juan Lagares (shoulder) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday in his return to action.

    Advice: Lagares missed three straight games with a slight muscle strain near his right armpit. He has just two hits in his last 29 at-bats and has seen his batting line dip to .267/.292/.328 on the year. He's not stealing bases, so there's little appeal here in mixed fantasy leagues.
    May 15, 6:46 pm
  • Doolittle to pitch in minors rehab game Sun.
    Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will pitch in a rehab assignment on Sunday.

    Advice: Doolittle's working his way back from a slight tear in his rotator cuff, diagnosed in late January. He's started to pitch in minor league games at High-A Stockton and will continue on that front in a rehab appearance on Sunday. He could be ready to return by late May or early June, though the A's are likely to ease him back into the closer's role.
    May 15, 4:14 pm
    15-Day DL
    1:05 pm vs Det
  • Yan Gomes to catch three innings Friday
    Yan Gomes (knee) will catch three innings on Friday for Class-A Lake County and will DH on Saturday.

    Advice: Gomes is recovering from a right MCL sprain. He's been rehabbing well and assuming there are no hiccups in the minors, he could be activated next week.
    May 15, 3:21 pm
    1:10 pm vs x Tex
  • Juan Lagares (shoulder) back in Mets' lineup
    Juan Lagares (shoulder) is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.

    Advice: The outfielder missed the last three games with a slight muscle strain underneath his armpit. Lagares is hitting a mediocre .276/.301/.339 this season but has played his usual stellar defense.
    May 15, 12:23 pm
  • Morton (hip) meeting Pirates in Chicago
    The Pirates will make a decision about Charlie Morton's (hip) next step after he throws a bullpen session in front of the club in Chicago on Saturday.

    Advice: Morton has been terrific in his two rehab starts, allowing just one earned run with a 13/2 K/BB ratio over 14 innings. Manager Clint Hurdle wouldn't comment Friday about when Morton would rejoin the rotation or possibly the bullpen, but a decision will be made soon.
    May 15, 9:25 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs ^ Mia
  • Yan Gomes (knee) set for rehab assignment
    Yan Gomes (knee) will begin a rehab assignment at Low-A Lake County on Friday.

    Advice: He'll either serve as the designated hitter or catcher on Friday and then be used at the other position Saturday. Gomes has recovered ahead of schedule from a right MCL sprain and it would seem likely that he'll be activated at some point next week if all goes well.
    May 15, 5:41 am
    1:10 pm vs x Tex
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