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  • Still no timetable for David Wright (back)
    David Wright (back) said Tuesday that there remains no timetable for his return, but he expects to be back "sooner rather than later."

    Advice: Wright visited a back specialist recently after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis. The third baseman said that he thinks he's too young to have back surgery and is just taking things week to week for now. In other words, he really has no idea when he'll be back and neither do the Mets. "We're not just talking about playing baseball," Wright said. "We're talking about walking and standing and being pain-free." Rotoworld.com
    17 minutes ago
     
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm x @SD
  • David Huff designated for assignment
    Dodgers designated LHP David Huff for assignment.

    Advice: Huff tossed a scoreless inning in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader, but now he's being sent out as the Dodgers add a fresh arm. He'll likely clear waivers. Rotoworld.com
    39 minutes ago
     
    Not Active
    L, 6-3 @Col; 5:40 pm @Col
  • Mike Baxter optioned to Triple-A
    Cubs optioned OF Mike Baxter to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Baxter was up with the club for a couple week but didn't start a game. He's replaced on the roster by Matt Szczur. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:27 pm
     
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    Bot 2, 0-1 x @Mia
  • McKenry homers, doubles as Rox top Dodgers
    Michael McKenry finished 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the Rockies defeated the visiting Dodgers 6-3 in the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader.

    Advice: McKenry cranked a two-run shot off Ian Thomas in the bottom of the fourth inning and he got to Thomas again for an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth inning. The veteran backup catcher has an impressive .896 OPS in 52 at-bats this season for the Rockies. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:26 pm
     
    W, 6-3 vs ^ LAD; 5:40 pm vs ^ LAD
  • Avila (knee) cleared for baseball activities
    Alex Avila (knee) has been cleared for baseball-related activities.

    Advice: And manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday that he expects Avila to progress quickly now that his left knee is discomfort-free. There's still no exact timetable for the catcher's return, but mid-June seems like a fair target. James McCann will continue to serve as Detroit's primary backstop for now. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:25 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-0 vs x Oak
  • Kyle Ryan to start for Tigers on Friday
    Kyle Ryan will start Friday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Ryan allowed one run in three innings Wednesday in a start against the A's. The 23-year-old left-hander is not a good fantasy bet Friday night at U.S. Cellular Field. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:23 pm
  • Kris Bryant starting in left field Tuesday
    Kris Bryant will make his first career start in left field Tuesday.

    Advice: Bryant made one start in center field earlier this season and has played three innings in left field, but this will be his first career start there. It's likely just a temporary thing, as Jorge Soler is out of Tuesday's lineup with a sore ankle. Junior Lake is filling in for Soler in right field. Meanwhile, Jonathan Herrera will play third. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:07 pm
  • Heyward not in Cardinals' lineup on Tuesday
    Jason Heyward is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Brewers.

    Advice: Randal Grichuk will start in right field and bat fifth against Milwaukee right-hander Tyler Cravy. Heyward is batting just .251/.302/.394 in 48 games this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:02 pm
  • Escobar has two more hits Tuesday
    Yunel Escobar went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Escobar hit leadoff Tuesday with Denard Span (knee) sidelined. We keep waiting for the 32-year-old to come back down to Earth, but he's showing no signs of slowing down yet. With a .319/.378/.396 batting line over 47 games, he's been a nice surprise for Washington. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:39 pm
     
    W, 2-0 vs ^ Tor; Bot 2, 0-1 vs ^ Tor
  • Hechavarria (shoulder) back in lineup Tue.
    Adeiny Hechavarria (shoulder) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs.

    Advice: Hechavarria ended up missing three straight games with a bruised left shoulder. The Marlins are confident that it won't be a long-term issue. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:47 am
  • Sano hits 10th home run
    Twins prospect 3B Miguel Sano went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run on Monday for Double-A Chattanooga.

    Advice: Sano now has 10 homers on the year after a slow start, and his slash line sits at a much improved .250/.354/.506 through 45 games. The 22-year-old has swung a hot bat of late, with a .317 batting average, two home runs and 13 RBI in his last 10 contests. Sano’s strikeout (24.6%) and walk (13.3%) rates this season are close to his career averages, which is nice to see after he missed all of 2014. However, the reality that the Twins have no reason to rush the young slugger makes it difficult to envision him getting a shot in the major leagues this season unless there’s an injury. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:10 am
     
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    Bot 2, 0-0 x @Bos
  • Ethier not in Tuesday's lineup
    Andre Ethier is out of the Dodgers' lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

    Advice: The hot-hitting Ethier will take a seat with left-hander Jorge De La Rosa on the hill for the Rockies. The newly-recalled Chris Heisey will start in right field while Alex Guerrero plays left. Ethier should play in Game 2 of the doubleheader. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:08 am
     
    L, 6-3 ^ @Col; 5:40 pm ^ @Col
  • Hernandez roughed up in loss to the Yankees
    Felix Hernandez lost for only the second time this season after surrendering seven runs in 4 2/3 innings to the Yankees on Monday.

    Advice: It wasn't a great outing by any means, but it was manageable until he was taken yard for a grand slam by Mark Teixeira in the fifth inning. Hernandez allowed six hits, walked five, and struck out four. It's a small blip in what has otherwise been a typically great season. Hernandez is 8-2 with a 2.63 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, and a 75/20 K/BB ratio in 75 1/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back over the weekend at home against the Rays. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Colome hit around for 5 runs over 6 innings
    Alex Colome lost on Monday against the Angels after giving up five runs in six innings.

    Advice: Colome was hurt by the long ball, as all five runs came on three home runs. The first was a David Freese homer to left field. The second plated three runs via Mike Trout, and the third was a solo blast from Albert Pujols. Colome allowed nine hits in total while walking three and striking out five. Despite a 5.05 ERA, he's been more good than bad on the mound thus far, but he doesn't have any fantasy value. Colome starts next in Seattle against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Franklin hits first homer, but the Rays lose
    Nick Franklin hit his first home run of the season in a losing effort against the Angels on Monday.

    Advice: Franklin had gone 2-for-29 in his first 11 games since being activated from the disabled list, so it was nice to see him have some success at the dish. He went 1-for-4 on the night. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Ethier rips seventh homer as Dodgers beat COL
    Andre Ethier tripled and hit a solo home run in six at-bats Monday as the Dodgers took down the Rockies.

    Advice: Ethier started the scoring with a solo home run off of Kyle Kendrick in the second inning. He tripled and scored in the sixth as well. While we're inclined to discredit the performance since it was against Kyle Kendrick at Coors Field, it's not like Ethier hasn't been doing it all year. He's hitting .309/.395/.551 with seven home runs and 20 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:57 pm
     
    L, 6-3 ^ @Col; 5:40 pm ^ @Col
  • Bryant contributes to Cubs' win with RBI 2B
    Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI double as the Cubs beat the Marlins by a 5-1 score on Monday.

    Advice: Bryant walked and scored in the first inning, then knocked in the Cubs' fourth run with a double in the seventh. The rookie continues to perform at the plate, now batting .280/.396/.480 with seven home runs, 33 RBI, and five stolen bases. His 33 RBI, by the way, is best on the Cubs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:07 pm
  • Hechavarria (shoulder) expected back Tuesday
    Adeiny Hechavarria (shoulder) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday.

    Advice: Hechavarria missed his third straight start Monday with a bruised left shoulder, but the Marlins are just being cautious. "He could actually play [Monday]," manager Dan Jennings said. "He went through all of the pregame prep there. We're going to give him one more day just precautionary, let [Donovan] Solano stay at shortstop. Hech should be good and ready to go for sure [Tuesday]. I saw him swing. He looks good. He was letting the bat go. He'll test it now defensively, watch him throw some in pre-game. He looks like everything is pointing toward [Tuesday] making the start." Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:35 pm
  • David Huff called up from Triple-A
    Dodgers purchased the contract of LHP David Huff from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: He'll be available out of the bullpen Monday, but if he isn't used could start one of games during Tuesday's doubleheader. Huff allowed four runs over four innings in a spot start for the Dodgers back in April. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:19 pm
     
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    L, 6-3 @Col; 5:40 pm @Col
  • Adeiny Hechavarria (shoulder) still out Mon.
    Adeiny Hechavarria (shoulder) remained out of the Marlins' lineup Monday.

    Advice: He's now missed three straight starts with a bruised left shoulder. There's been no indication that Hechavarria's ailment is more than a day-to-day situation, but it's unclear what his chances are of being back in there Tuesday. Donovan Solano is filling in at shortstop again. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:11 pm
  • Adeiny Hechavarria (shoulder) still out Sun.
    Adeiny Hechavarria (shoulder) remained out of the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's missed the last two contests with a bruised left shoulder, but the ailment isn't considered serious. Donovan Solano is at shortstop again in Hechavarria's place. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:46 am
  • Yunel Escobar gets booted for arguing
    Yunel Escobar was ejected from Saturday's game against the Reds for arguing a called strike three.

    Advice: He was tossed in the seventh inning. Danny Espinosa took over for Escobar at third base with Dan Uggla moving to second base. Escobar went 2-for-4 with a double before his ejection. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:59 pm
     
    W, 2-0 vs ^ Tor; Bot 2, 0-1 vs ^ Tor
  • Hechavarria (shoulder) not in lineup Saturday
    Adeiny Hechavarria (shoulder) is not in the Marlins' starting lineup Saturday against the Mets.

    Advice: Hechavarria suffered a left shoulder contusion Friday in a collision with teammate Christian Yelich. Miami is calling him day-to-day for now. Donovan Solano will start at shortstop and bat eighth on Saturday afternoon. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:47 am
  • Jason Heyward homers to lead Cardinals
    Jason Heyward hit a game-tying homer in the ninth inning Wednesday as the Cardinals beat the Diamondbacks 4-3.

    Advice: The Cardinals went on to win on a game-ending error from catcher Jordan Pacheco in the ninth. Heyward's homer was his third in 10 games and fifth overall. He's had a miserable season, which is why he was batting eighth against a right-hander tonight, but he's still playing quite a bit better now than he did in April. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:10 pm
  • Ethier not in Dodgers' lineup Wednesday
    Andre Ethier is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Braves.

    Advice: With lefty Alex Wood on the hill for the Braves, it appears manager Don Mattingly is simply playing the matchups. Chris Heisey started in right field for the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:23 pm
     
    L, 6-3 ^ @Col; 5:40 pm ^ @Col
  • King Felix tosses a shutout to improve to 8-1
    Felix Hernandez tossed a four-hit shutout against the Rays on Wednesday, improving to 8-1.

    Advice: Hernandez scattered four hits -- all singles -- and a walk while striking out eight to cinch his second shutout of the season. The right-hander has been predictably stellar through 10 starts, sitting on a 1.91 ERA with a 0.89 WHIP and a 71/15 K/BB ratio in 70 2/3 innings. Hernandez will look for his ninth win in his next start at home against the Yankees. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:33 pm
  • Alex Avila (knee) nearing baseball activities
    Alex Avila (knee) could resume baseball activities in a few days.

    Advice: Avila has been performing strengthening exercises for his ailing left knee for the last week and is nearly ready to take the next step. There remains no timetable for his return, but he's progressing. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:38 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 3, 0-0 vs x Oak
  • Kyle Ryan recalled from Triple-A
    Tigers recalled LHP Kyle Ryan from Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: Ryan will make a spot start on Wednesday against the A's with Alfredo Simon going on the bereavement list. The left-hander holds an unappealing 4.67 ERA over nine starts at Toledo this season and can be avoided for fantasy purposes. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:20 am
  • Colome allows two runs against Mariners
    Alex Colome gave up two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Mariners on Tuesday.

    Advice: Things got off to a rocky start for Colome, as four of the first five hitters singled to produce two runs in the top of the first inning. Colome settled down to allow just one more hit and one more walk over the next 4 1/3 innings. He was unable to improve his 3-1 record but he did lower his ERA to 4.55. The right-hander will next take on the Angels on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:32 pm
  • Bryant homers, Cubs eke out a win vs. Nats
    Kris Bryant went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win against the Nationals.

    Advice: Bryant tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth with a blast off of reliever Aaron Barrett. The 23-year-old has homered in back-to-back games and all seven of his home runs have come since May 9. He's also knocked in 31 runs and carries a .281/.396/.489 triple-slash line. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:02 pm
  • Ethier's 8th-inning homer powers LAD past ATL
    Andre Ethier broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning with a solo home run, helping lead the Dodgers past the Braves on Monday.

    Advice: Ethier started what turned out to be an avalanche of home runs, as Alex Guerrero and Jimmy Rollins followed up with round-trippers of their own. Ethier finished 2-for-3 with a walk on the evening. He has cooled off over the last couple of weeks, but still maintains a stellar .313/.407/.548 triple-slash line with six home runs and 17 RBI. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:05 pm
     
    L, 6-3 ^ @Col; 5:40 pm ^ @Col
  • Bryant homers in loss to Nationals
    Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a losing effort Monday against the Nationals.

    Advice: After going homerless over his first 20 games in the majors, Bryant has gone deep six times in his last 16 games. The 23-year-old owns a healthy .282/.400/.473 batting line to go along with 30 RBI, five steals, and 25 runs scored. He's been worth the wait for Cubs fans and fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
    May 25, 2:08 pm
  • Wright will have back examined in California
    David Wright is headed to California to have his back examined by a specialist.

    Advice: Wright was diagnosed last week with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column, and the veteran third baseman is trying to figure out a treatment plan. More should be known in the next couple of days. It's probably going to be a while before we see him return to the Mets' active roster. Rotoworld.com
    May 25, 9:26 am
     
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm x @SD
  • Heyward (hip) returns to Cards' lineup Monday
    Jason Heyward (hip) is in the Cardinals' starting lineup Monday versus the visiting Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Heyward sat out Saturday and Sunday in Kansas City with some lingering tightness in his left hip. He's starting in right field and batting seventh on Memorial Day. Matt Holliday is in left and Peter Bourjos is in center. Rotoworld.com
    May 25, 9:09 am
  • Jason Heyward (hip) sitting out again Sunday
    Jason Heyward (hip) remained out of the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: He's now sat out two straight contests with tightness in his left hip. Heyward is considered day-to-day. Randal Grichuk is getting another start in right field. Rotoworld.com
    May 24, 9:26 am
  • Jason Heyward sitting out with hip tightness
    Jason Heyward (hip) is not in the Cardinals lineup Saturday.

    Advice: He started feeling tightness in his hip late in Friday's 5-0 loss to Kansas City. Manager Mike Matheny said Heyward is available off the bench and should be back in the lineup on Sunday. Randal Grichuk is getting the start in right field. Rotoworld.com
    May 23, 4:13 pm
  • David Wright diagnosed with spinal stenosis
    David Wright has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column.

    Advice: The Mets believe that the injury will heal, though the process is going to take some time. What that means for Wright's return to the active roster is completely unknown. He has been shut down completely for the next week and will then be re-evaluated. Rotoworld.com
    May 23, 12:01 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm x @SD
  • David Wright (back) suffers another setback
    David Wright (back) suffered another setback in his recovery and has been shut down for another week.

    Advice: His ailing back is still an issue and continues to give him problems. He had been making progress and was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at some point next week, but now those plans have been scratched. There is no clear timetable for his return at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    May 23, 11:15 am
     
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm x @SD
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