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  • Derek Holland goes six strong against Indians
    Derek Holland spun six frames of one-run ball in Monday's 9-2 victory over the Indians.

    Advice: Holland struck out only two batters, but the only time the Indians were able to dent the scoreboard against him was on a mammoth solo home run from Mike Napoli in the sixth inning. The left-hander boasts a 2.89 ERA in nine of his starts this season, but unfortunately for him his 2 2/3 inning, 11-run showing against the Blue Jays earlier this month also counts. He'll carry a 4.78 ERA into this weekend's matchup versus the Mariners. 43 minutes ago
  • Braves outright INF Brignac to Triple-A
    Braves sent INF Reid Brignac outright to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Brignac passed through waivers after being designated for assignment on Friday. The 30-year-old will serve as organizational depth in Triple-A. Today, 5:47 pm
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  • Joey Votto slugs career homer No. 200
    Joey Votto smashed career home run No. 200 in Monday's slugfest victory over the Rockies.

    Advice: Votto took Jason Motte deep in the seventh inning with a shot to right field. He also nearly had a grand slam in previous at-bat, as a drive in the fourth inning landed on the warning track and then bounced over the fence for a two-RBI, ground-rule double. Votto's production has been way down this season, as he's sporting a .213/.332/.391 batting line. However, he's hit safely in five out of his last six contests and has a couple dingers over that stretch. Today, 4:57 pm
  • Astros option 3B Moran to Triple-A
    Astros optioned 3B Colin Moran to Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Moran batted just .105 (2-for-19) with two RBI and a 6/1 K/BB ratio during his first stint in the majors. Carlos Gomez is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday and will take his place on the active roster. Today, 4:24 pm
  • Twins calling up OF Byron Buxton
    The Twins will recall Byron Buxton from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

    Advice: He'll take the roster spot of Danny Santana, who left Monday's game with a hamstring strain. Buxton owns a .195/.239/.316 batting line over 187 plate appearances in the majors, but the tools are obvious and it's easy to forget that he's just 22 years old. For what it's worth, he came into Monday's action hitting .333/.402/.605 with six homers and four steals over 28 games since his demotion to Triple-A. That includes 11 walks and 25 strikeouts. It hasn't clicked for him so far in the majors, but he's still very exciting for the long-term. Today, 4:05 pm
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  • Huston Street (oblique) activated from DL
    Angels activated RHP Huston Street from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Street has been sidelined since April 23 with an oblique strain. Joe Smith filled in at closer during his absence, but he'll move back into a set-up role. Today, 2:32 pm
  • Matt Carpenter singles twice, doubles twice
    Matt Carpenter finished 4-for-5 with three runs scored Monday afternoon against the Brewers.

    Advice: Carpenter singled in his first two at-bats and then doubled to the right-field wall in his next two before striking out in the top of the ninth against Brewers reliever David Goforth. The brand new father has an .883 OPS with 14 doubles and 32 runs scored in 49 games this season for St. Louis. Today, 2:01 pm
  • Wright (neck) dealing with herniated disk
    David Wright said Monday that he is dealing with a herniated disk in his neck.

    Advice: Wright has now missed three straight games with the neck issue and appears likely to hit the disabled list. More should be known about his status on Tuesday, but the Mets will likely use a combination of Wilmer Flores and Ty Kelly at third base for now. Today, 1:33 pm
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  • Harrison (illness) back in Monday's lineup
    Josh Harrison (illness) is back in Monday's lineup against the Marlins.

    Advice: Harrison has missed each of the last two games due to illness, but he's feeling better now. He's batting leadoff against left-hander Justin Nicolino in his return to action. Today, 1:15 pm
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  • Folty pitches six strong as Braves top Giants
    Mike Foltynewicz tossed six innings of one-run ball Monday in the Braves' 5-3 defeat of the Giants.

    Advice: Folty gave up a solo homer to Brandon Belt in the top of the second inning, but his line was otherwise clean in the Memorial Day game at Turner Field. He yielded only three total hits and struck out four, moving to 2-2 on the year with a 3.51 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 28/8 K/BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings. The young righty is a pretty intriguing deep-league option. He gets the Dodgers on the road next. Today, 1:06 pm
  • Devon Travis out of Blue Jays' lineup Mon.
    Devon Travis is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup Monday night against the Yankees.

    Advice: Darwin Barney will start at second base and bat seventh versus Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova. Travis has batted just .273 with a .591 OPS since returning from the disabled last week, though he has collected three RBI in five games. The dynamic second baseman is a good bet to get it all going soon. Today, 12:38 pm
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  • Blue Jays recall Ryan Tepera from AAA
    Blue Jays recalled RHP Ryan Tepera from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Tepera has surrendered five hits, three walks, and three earned runs in 2 1/3 innings this season out of the Toronto bullpen. He will pitch in middle relief. Today, 12:25 pm
  • Yankees activate, option SP Luis Severino
    Yankees activated RHP Luis Severino from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Severino is recovered from his triceps strain and went three scoreless innings in his one minor league rehab start with High-A Tampa, but there isn't a spot for him right now in the major league rotation. The young right-hander opened the season with a 7.46 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in his first 35 innings (seven starts) with the Yankees. Today, 11:15 am
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  • Hanley Ramirez getting day off Monday
    Hanley Ramirez is out of the Red Sox lineup Monday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest. Travis Shaw will start at first base and Marco Hernandez will cover third base in the afternoon tilt versus the host Orioles. Today, 7:58 am
  • Wright (neck) could be headed to 15-day DL
    Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that David Wright (neck) may need a disabled list stint.

    Advice: Wright is out of the Mets' starting lineup again on Monday due to renewed neck discomfort, and he's apparently not making much progress. Ty Kelly is starting at third base and Wilmer Flores is starting at first base Monday afternoon against the White Sox. Wright was limited to 38 games in 2015 after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis. He's appeared in 37 games this year. Today, 7:40 am
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  • David Wright (neck) remains sidelined Mon.
    David Wright (neck) remains absent from the Mets' starting lineup Monday versus the White Sox.

    Advice: Wright is still dealing with some neck discomfort, so Ty Kelly will start at third base and bat eighth against White Sox lefty Jose Quintana. Wilmer Flores is starting at first base and hitting fifth. Today, 7:28 am
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  • Conforto, Granderson out Monday vs. CWS
    Michael Conforto is out of the Mets' starting lineup Monday afternoon against the White Sox.

    Advice: Curtis Granderson is also on the bench with Chicago throwing left-hander Jose Quintana. Yoenis Cespedes will start in left field, Juan Lagares will start in center, and Alejandro De Aza is in right. Today, 7:26 am
  • David Wright (neck) not in lineup on Sunday
    David Wright (neck) is not in the Mets starting lineup on Sunday.

    Advice: Manager Terry Collins made it sound as though Wright wouldn't be available on Monday as well. Wilmer Flores is starting in his place on Sunday and will continue to fill in while Wright is sidelined. Collins also made it clear that this neck issue is not related to the back injury that Wright has been battling, but could be connected to his sore shoulder. Yesterday, 2:26 pm
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  • Street (oblique) could be activated Monday
    Huston Street (oblique) could be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: Street made it through an appearance in extended spring training on Saturday with no issues. He could skip a rehab assignment and join the Angels on Monday, although the club hasn't ruled out having him pitch in a minor league game. Joe Smith will return to a setup role when Street is ready. Yesterday, 11:12 am
  • Josh Harrison (illness) sitting out on Sunday
    Josh Harrison (illness) remained out the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

    Advice: Harrison was lifted from Friday's game after feeling ill and has now sat out two straight contests. The Pirates have Sean Rodriguez at second base. They're also sitting John Jaso against a lefty, as David Freese is at first base. Yesterday, 9:41 am
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  • Wright's neck injury causing Mets concern
    David Wright (neck) is out of the Mets' lineup on Saturday, as the Mets have "a little concern" about the injury.

    Advice: Not much information is known about the neck injury and Ty Kelly will get the start in his place. With any bump or bruise with Wright, it's an immediate concern that it will become a nagging issue or that he will eventually land on the DL. The 33-year-old is only hitting .226/.350/.438 with seven home runs in 164 plate appearances this year. Saturday, 4:33 pm
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  • Cardinals activate Carpenter from paternity
    Cardinals activated 3B Matt Carpenter from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Carpenter left the club on Wednesday when his wife went into labor with the couple's first child. He'll return to the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday. Saturday, 10:03 am
  • Colin Moran gets first two knocks
    Colin Moran collected his first two major league hits and an RBI against the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: Moran's single in the ninth plated the Astros' only two runs of the game. He's 2-for-16 since being called up 11 days ago. The slow start has already resulted in him playing less than originally expected, but this could help some. Friday, 10:07 pm
  • Michael Conforto won't play first base
    The Mets have scrapped the idea of trying Michael Conforto out at first base.

    Advice: They kicked the idea around with Lucas Duda (back) slated to miss significant time but have ultimately decided against it. "Right now Michael has a lot on his plate and I don't need to add more to it," manager Terry Collins said. Friday, 1:16 pm
  • Braves designate Reid Brignac for assignment
    Braves designated INF Reid Brignac for assignment.

    Advice: Brignac had his contract purchased earlier this month but has batted just .207/.207/.276 across 29 plate appearances. Adonis Garcia has replaced him on the roster. Friday, 10:37 am
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  • Carpenter (paternity) expected to return Saturday
    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Matt Carpenter (paternity leave) will be back by Saturday.

    Advice: Carpenter left the team Wednesday after his wife went into labor. At most, he'll miss two more games. Greg Garcia was called up to take his place on the active roster. Thursday, 3:19 pm
  • Matt Carpenter placed on paternity leave list
    Cardinals placed 3B Matt Carpenter on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Carpenter's wife went into labor with the couple's first child ahead of Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Cubs. He could miss the Cardinals' entire four-game series in Washington, D.C. Greg Garcia was called up Thursday in a corresponding roster move to provide infield depth. Thursday, 9:22 am
  • Buxton homers in three-hit night at AAA
    Byron Buxton homered as part of a three-hit night on Wednesday at Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Buxton has 17 hits over his last 10 games at the Triple-A level and is now batting .333/.394/.576 with five home runs and four stolen bases in 24 games since his late-April demotion. The dynamic center field prospect should be back in the majors within the next couple of weeks and seems poised for much better results in what will be his third cup of coffee. Buxton opened the 2016 season with a brutal .156/.208/.289 batting line in 49 plate appearances for Minnesota. Thursday, 5:56 am
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  • Foltynewicz fans seven in strong outing
    Mike Foltynewicz fanned seven in 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball in Wednesday night’s extra-inning loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Although Foltynewicz walked four, he largely overpowered the Brewers with a fastball that sat 96-97 mph in the sixth inning and a slider that regularly threatened 90 mph. That resulted in seven strikeouts. He’s still more of a thrower than a pitcher, so when the Brewers forced him to throw strikes with his breaking ball, he issued a quartet of walks. Still, the right-hander is showing some promise, and the Braves can afford to be patient, as he is just 24 years old, after all. Folty now owns a 3.95 ERA in 27 1/3 innings this year. He’ll next get the Giants at home. Wednesday, 9:06 pm
  • Travis could move quickly to the leadoff spot
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons suggested Wednesday evening that Devon Travis (shoulder) could move swiftly to the top spot in the batting order.

    Advice: Travis is hitting eighth Wednesday in his first game since July 28, 2015, but Gibbons told reporters that the dynamic 25-year-old second baseman will slide up quickly if he looks sharp in his first couple of games. Travis hit .304/.361/.498 with eight home runs and three stolen bases in 62 games last season for Toronto, batting leadoff in 22 of his 60 starts. He'd carry huge fantasy potential at the head of a dangerous Jays offense. Wednesday, 4:17 pm
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  • Blue Jays activate 2B Devon Travis from DL
    Blue Jays activated 2B Devon Travis from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Travis will make his triumphant return on Wednesday night against the Yankees. It will be his first game since last July 28, when he hit the disabled list for a second time with a left shoulder injury. The injury would eventually require season-ending surgery. Travis batted .304/.361/.498 with eight homers and three steals in 62 games last year for Toronto and he swung the bat well on his lengthy minor league rehab assignment. The 25-year-old second baseman is a must-own. Wednesday, 11:29 am
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  • Report: Jays to activate Devon Travis on Wed.
    According to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi, the Blue Jays will activate Devon Travis (shoulder) on Wednesday.

    Advice: Travis went 1-for-5 with an RBI double Tuesday at Triple-A Buffalo in what will go down as his final minor league rehab game. The dynamic second baseman hasn't made a plate appearance for the Blue Jays since last July 28, when his left shoulder began barking for the second time. He would eventually require major surgery, but his rehab from that procedure was relatively smooth. Travis, 25, carries big-time fantasy upside and should be owned in most mixed leagues. Wednesday, 10:55 am
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  • Carpenter out Wednesday with wife in labor
    Matt Carpenter is out of the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday because his wife is about to have a baby.

    Advice: It seemed odd that the Cards would rest their best left-handed hitter against Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. Now we have a good reason for the absence. Ruben Tejada is starting at third base and batting eighth in the afternoon tilt at Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong will take a turn at leadoff. Wednesday, 9:57 am
  • Matt Carpenter taking the day off Wednesday
    Matt Carpenter is getting the day off Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just a routine day of rest. Ruben Tejada is starting at third base and batting eighth for St. Louis in the afternoon game against Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. Kolten Wong will fill in at leadoff. Wednesday, 8:53 am
  • Devon Travis (shoulder) goes 1-for-5 in rehab
    Devon Travis (shoulder) went 1-for-5 with an RBI double in his ninth minor league rehab game Tuesday with Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: That was his fourth double since he began playing in rehab games on May 13 and he's now batting .306/.316/.417 with eight RBI in 38 plate appearances between High-A Dunedin and Buffalo. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons insisted Saturday that Travis, coming off major shoulder surgery, would not be rushed back to the active major league roster. But we will probably see him debut over the weekend if everything continues to go smoothly. Wednesday, 6:03 am
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  • Hanley diagnosed with a right toe contusion
    Hanley Ramirez was diagnosed with a right toe contusion after leaving Tuesday's game against the Rockies.

    Advice: Ramirez got struck on the right foot by a Jorge De La Rosa pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning and was replaced at first base in the top of the fifth by Travis Shaw. X-rays turned up negative for any fractures and Hanley can be considered day-to-day. He finished 0-for-2 with the HBP. Tuesday, 6:04 pm
  • Hanley Ramirez leaves game following HBP
    Hanley Ramirez was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Rockies with an apparent foot injury.

    Advice: Ramirez came up hobbling after a hit by pitch and was replaced at first base in the fifth inning by Travis Shaw, who had been held out of the starting lineup with a sore left hand. Both of the injuries would appear minor. Boston was leading the visiting Rockies 8-3 when Hanley exited on Tuesday. Tuesday, 5:48 pm
  • David Wright out of Mets' lineup on Tuesday
    David Wright is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Nationals.

    Advice: Ty Kelly will start at third base and bat eighth versus Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg. It's just a routine day of maintenance for the veteran Wright. Tuesday, 12:38 pm
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  • Derek Holland takes tough-luck loss
    Derek Holland pitched well but was saddled with a loss Monday, yielding two runs across 6 2/3 frames against the Angels.

    Advice: Holland served up a two-run shot to Albert Pujols in the third inning and that wound up being the only runs scored in the game. The left-hander gave up seven hits and one walk while striking out four. Although he's lost both times, Holland has put up two straight nice outings following his worst two showings of the season. He'll get the Pirates this weekend. Monday, 8:44 pm
  • David Wright homers as Mets down Nats
    David Wright smacked a three-run homer in Monday's victory over the Nationals.

    Advice: Things started to fall apart for Nats starter Gio Gonzalez in the third inning, and it began with Wright's three-run blast. It was the third baseman's first longball since May seventh and his fifth on the season. Wright has been getting more off days this month as his back acts up and remains a health risk going forward. Monday, 8:30 pm
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  • Street (oblique) nearing rehab assignment
    Huston Street (oblique) will head to extended spring training on Friday.

    Advice: Street, who is working his way back from a left oblique strain, should move on to a minor league rehab assignment from there. Barring any setbacks, he should return to the ninth inning for the Angels right around the end of the month. May 23, 3:00 pm
  • Conforto not in Monday's lineup
    Michael Conforto is not in Monday's lineup against the Nationals.

    Advice: He'll take a seat against left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Yoenis Cespedes will start in left field while Juan Lagares will play center. May 23, 1:41 pm
  • Harrison drives in two, swipes seventh base
    Josh Harrison went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in the Pirates' 6-3 victory over the Rockies on Monday afternoon.

    Advice: Harrison hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second and then stole second base. He hit another RBI single in the third and scored on a line-drive single by pitcher Wilfredo Boscan. Harrison has registered a respectable .308/.337/.410 batting line with 23 RBI, seven steals, and 17 runs scored in 42 games this season. May 23, 1:10 pm
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  • Buxton returned to lineup at AAA Rochester
    Byron Buxton (back) went 2-for-5 with a walk and two steals in his return to the Triple-A Rochester lineup on Saturday.

    Advice: Buxton was held out for a full week with what the Twins were calling back spasms. It seems like it was probably a little more serious than that, but the injury is in the past now. Buxton is batting .315/.370/.500 in 100 plate appearances with Rochester after opening the season with a .156/.208/.289 batting line in 49 plate appearances with the Twins. The top outfield prospect will return to Minnesota soon enough. May 23, 6:32 am
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  • Conforto whacks solo homer in win over MIL
    Michael Conforto went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

    Advice: Conforto jumped on a Chase Anderson offering for a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning. The tater was his eighth of the season and boosted his RBI total to 24. He has homered in two of his last three games and is slashing .284/.358/.553 across 141 at-bats. After impressing in relatively limited action as a rookie last season, he is coming into his own as a fine young outfielder. May 22, 1:30 pm
  • Severino in line for rehab start next Sunday
    Luis Severino (triceps) is on track to begin a rehab assignment next Sunday.

    Advice: That's assuming he gets through a bullpen session on Tuesday without any issues. Severino has missed the last week of action with a strained right triceps but should be ready for activation in early June. However, given how he was pitching before getting hurt and how Ivan Nova has looked in his place, it's not a sure thing that Severino will get his rotation spot back. May 22, 11:31 am
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  • Huston Street (oblique) to throw sim game
    Huston Street (oblique) will throw a simulated game on Monday.

    Advice: Street is coming along nicely in his rehab from a strained oblique. It's unclear whether he'll need a rehab assignment, but a return before the end of the month looks doable. May 22, 8:17 am
  • Blue Jays won't rush Devon Travis back
    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons admitted Saturday that the club has no plans to rush Devon Travis back to the active major league roster.

    Advice: When asked if Travis, who is currently rehabbing at Triple-A Buffalo, could rejoin the club in New York, Gibbons responded, "I wouldn't expect that." Travis has been sidelined since the middle of the 2015 season due to multiple shoulder injuries and setbacks, so it's probably in their best interest to take a cautious approach. Barring any further setbacks, a return by next weekend seems plausible. May 21, 9:14 am
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  • Votto walks, scores run vs. Mariners
    Joey Votto walked and scored a run against the Mariners on Friday.

    Advice: Votto is still finding ways to contribute even though he’s doing next to nothing with the bat. He has just three hits in his last 27 at-bats and while the .351 on-base percentage is nice, he’s hitting .210 with a .370 slugging percentage on the year. He hasn’t had a multi-hit game since April 29. May 20, 9:14 pm
  • Conforto launches go-ahead blast vs. Brewers
    Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run homer in a 3-2 win over the Brewers on Friday.

    Advice: The Mets were down 2-1 before Conforto launched an opposite-field blast off Wily Peralta in the bottom of the sixth inning. It was his seventh home run of the season. The 23-year-old entered Friday’s action with a .158 batting average this month, but perhaps this will get him going again. May 20, 6:58 pm
  • David Wright sitting out on Friday
    David Wright is not in the Mets' lineup Friday.

    Advice: Wright played the last two days after missing two games with renewed discomfort in his back. Manager Terry Collins said that the third baseman is just getting a night off in this one, though. Eric Campbell is at third base. May 20, 12:15 pm
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  • Carpenter's three XBH, six RBI pace Cardinals
    Matt Carpenter finished 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI as the Cardinals outlasted the Rockies 13-7 on Thursday.

    Advice: Carpenter is usually the one scoring the runs atop the Cardinals' lineup, but he made his RBI opportunities count in this one. The third baseman had RBI doubles in the second and fourth innings, giving him 10 doubles on the year, and he put the cherry on top with a three-run homer in the eighth. Carpenter is now hitting .259/.387/.537 with nine homers, 32 RBI and 28 runs scored on the year. May 19, 9:43 pm
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